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Tuesday, March 31, 2009

March Splurge & Save

For this month, i have just picked out 3 categories that i personally tested...

For curling lashes:

Splurge: Shu Uemura Eyelash Curler


-curls perfectly without pinching the lashes
-$19
-pros: works great
-cons: after you have used the extra pad, you have to buy another curler




Save: Fanny S
errano Eyelash Curler


-curls without pinching the lashes
-less than $5
-pros: cheap
-cons: needs to do a few more clipping to get the right curl; might not be available internationally






The first one is the lash curler, i tried Shu Uemura before & i thought that i can't live without it...up until i lost the extra pad & was forced to let her retire..*sigh*...good thing i saw the Fanny Serrano Lash Curler on a magazine & decided to give it a try & im satisfied with it that i decided to dispose my Shu Uemura since i won't be able to use it anymore.

For removing makeup:

Splurge: Lancome Bi-Facil


-removes tough waterproof mascara easily
-$26
-pros: gentle enough to be used for contact lens wearer
-cons: expensive




Save:
L'oreal Dermo Expertise Gentle Lip & Eye Makeup Remover



- its even suited for sensitive eyes because of its gentle formulation
-$8
-pros: dirt cheap for the quantity you pay for
-cons: the smallest bottle is still too bulky






I did a post about Bi-Facil & L'oreal Dermo Expertise a couple of days ago, & i think that they work just fine. I can't actually see any major difference when it comes to removing stubborn makeup so i decided that i guess its ok to include it here. XD

For volumizing mascara:

Splurge:
Lancome Hypnose

-evenly coats each lashes which gives it that full lash look
-$23.50
-pros: even works as a lengthening mascara
-cons: none!





Save:
Maybelline Volum' Express


-it has a curved brush that makes it easier for application
-$6.99
-pros: available everywhere
-cons: may cause clumping if not applied correctly; can also flake a wee bit




I love Hypnose, but at the same time when it comes to volume i think Volum' Express did a good job too. It makes my lashes seem like im wearing falsies especially if i really take time in curling my lash & applying this product. True to its promise, it volumizes your lashes making it look full...making your once puny & short lashes into a va-va-voom type of lashes...except for the cons that i have listed here....this is a good candidate for a good mascara for me..though not quite yet...

Thanks for reading!
^_^

See ya on next month's Splurge & Save Corner!

5 comments:

Cris said...

L'Oreal, Lancome and Maybelline are all owned by L'Oreal, so I suppose it makes sense that some of their stuff is similar ;).

Gracie said...

Oh no sis! You should've not chucked your Shu Uemura eyelash curler! I've got a couple of Jemma Kidd pads that fits perfectly on Shu. What are you like? Hahahaha!

Sis, the MAC eye make up remover is nice too. I mix it with my Creme de la Mer 'the cleansing fluid' and really helps to get rid of my eye make up including mascara. What more? It feels so gentle. I've done this with my Estee Lauder eye make up remover as well and works fab!

~tHiAmErE~ said...

@cris
yeah..i know...
so i guess that's why my favorite high-end brand is lancome, all because in some way i am able to buy some lancome-related product in a lower price...
especially when i go to l'oreal counter..
lol XD

@gracie
oh shoot!
really?
i tried looking for some silicone pads that will fit my shu & to no avail, i can't find one..grrr...
but actually im thinking of buying another shu lash curler...although shiseido is good, but i find that shu works best for me.
thanks for the tips,sis!
^_^

Care G. said...

omg, i super love my shu curler :( i didnt know you cant buy extra pads. :'(

Blair said...

I like Hypnose too! But it smudges on me =[

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