Missha Primer – First Impressions

I still don’t know how I feel about this primer. I got it mainly for summer time use when it’ll be hot and I know I’ll be sweaty. I figure my makeup will last longer with a primer, but since someone asked about this product earlier than I anticipated to test it out, here goes my initial thoughts.

With this primer there’s a bit of a pink shimmer to it, so it sort of provides a subtle glow. Very good for the glass skin look, and you can probably skip the highlighter step with this primer.

For those with a lighter skin shade, this will work well and blend really well with your makeup. However, for those on the darker side or with more yellowish skin, it may lighten you up a bit as it did for me. I’m a bit darker than the under part of my arm, which I have pictured above, so the primer lightens my face even with my foundation mixed with it, and my husband notices the difference.

I definitely feel like this primer is good for full coverage application. It’ll definitely look good on camera or at night for night time events.

I don’t know if I would recommend this primer for daytime use unless you like full coverage on a daily basis. As for me, I tend to favor a more natural effortless look then a refined put together face.

P.S. This primer has a scent to it so for those avoiding scents or sensitive to smell, I would suggest to pass on this product.


A Lotion for Stress?

I have been into stress relieving products lately. Finding this scented lotion is one of them.

It’s been awhile (okay years) since I popped into a Bath and Body Works and I’m amazed how different the products and packaging look. I can’t believe they have a whole line of lotion infused with essential oils. Apparently it’s supposed to be stress relieving, but we’ll see.

When I walked in, I was a little overwhelmed with all the products displayed. I went around smelling the lotions and landed on this one since the scent isn’t as strong as the rest. I still love my Vaseline Intensive Care lotion, but it’s nice to test out products here and there.

The lotion cost $15.50. I’m pretty sure they have deals to get it for less. I just happened to walk in at a bad time.

A Perfume Review and Travel Hack

Getting free perfume samples is always great (got mine from Macy’s). Not only are they travel friendly, but you can actually test them for more than one use. I’d say I used this at least 3 times on this trip and I’m just at the halfway point of completion. I actually am really liking this scent by Paco Rabanne. It’s called Olympia and it smells great. It’s not too strong and a very manageable smell that doesn’t induce any headaches or anything (I’m pretty sensitive to smell).

I haven’t really given myself the opportunity to like perfumes, but this one is fantastic. I take that back. Actually my mother in law has already given me 2 perfumes, but they are just too strong and heavy to wear. One of them is by Chanel and the other by Oscar De La Renta. Sadly though they just aren’t my jam. This perfume however, Olympia by Paco Rabanne, has a light smell perfect for spring and summer time use. Don’t be surprised if I actually purchase this in the near future.

So again, not only is this a great way to use up free samples, it’s a great way to test them out. Basically, a frugal and travel hack all rolled into one.