a personal style blog by Lauren Pfieffer

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Mary Kay August Samples.

I am notoriously cheap when it comes to buying makeup. I always stand and ponder in the aisles of my local Target and Wal-Mart, biting my lower lip at all of the products, prices, and colors. I'm so scared of wasting my money on a product I won't like, a color I won't use...so usually, I just stick with my regular items, never bothering to branch out into the wide world of make up.

In July I got asked to try out a few samples of Mary Kay makeup every month by the ever-so-lovely Christine of Beayoutiful Hope and also a blogger against social injustices against women- something I have quite strong stand about! Anywho, getting samples of products every month is better than reading hundreds of reviews online and so I thought, why not? Here is my July overview if you'd care to see, and now for my August!

I wouldn't say I have terrible skin but I've really had my fair share of troubles with acne over the years. I think all of us do! My problem wasn't really getting massive amounts, but how I dealt with it. I was a notorious picker, and as a result I have many dark spots on my face from acne scars. This month's package focused on skin care and taking care of those dark spots!

1. Timewise Facial Cleanser and Moisturizer: I don't believe it's ever to late to erase the years of my tanning in my younger years and damaged skin by picking. I was curious to try out this two step facial product and see its results. The cleanser was different from the regular one I use in the aspect it wasn't a chunky formula to pile on your face, but just barely lathered. The moisturizer left a clean, fresh feeling on my face afterwards and it was so lovely to go to bed completely pure. I do have to say though, it didn't work any better or worse than the Avon facial cleaner products I use.

2. Microderabrasion Set: Okay, so I live underneath a rock and had never heard of microderabrasion before and had to have it explained to me! Basically, it's a treatment you can get for your skin that removes the layers of dead/dull skin and reveals the fresh skin underneath. I was excited to try this for my acne scars to see if it really did fade them. This was also a two step process and the first packet felt so incredible and relaxing- like I really was rubbing sand on my face. Although it did feel pretty rough on my skin, the soother after wards worked wonders and cooled my skin. I did this for a few days and definitely noticed my skin to be brighter! I also looked up how much a treatment of microderabrasion costs and saw it was hundreds of dollars...this home set works just as well!

3. Lipstick + perfume: I got a little sample of lipstick to try out in Berry Kiss which was a deep maroon color- unlike anything I've ever tried! I liked it, and you can bet this lipstick fiend will be after a similar color ;) As for the perfume (In Bella) I didn't really care for the scent. It was too much for me as I prefer lighter, more romantic scents and this one was a bit too sensual for my taste.

Have you tried any of these products or thought about trying them?

With much love, Lauren.

P.S. If you'd like to try out a free sample of Microdermabrasion for yourself, feel free to email Christine at cdtjahja@gmail.com!


Et tu, tutu? said...

I'd love to try some microdermabrasion stuff to brighten up my face! And, ugh, sensual scents are the worst, haha. They make me think old grandma perfume. :P

Et tu, tutu?

Carlee, Little Sloth said...

I love the color of that lipstick on you! I also really love how you are completely honest with your review of the products. Love this post.
Almost Endearing

Katherine said...

beautiful, i love the lip color on you!

<3 katherine
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Unknown said...

I've tried the Berry Kiss lipstick.. I love it! Great color :-)

Rachael Alsbury @ From Faye said...

I love Mary Kay...been wearing it for years. I have tried every make-up and MK is my fave, and very reasonably priced! I use the Timewise cleanser and moisturizer. When my husband and I were dating he replaced all of my make up with Mary Kay! I thought it was a pretty romatnic gift :)

Chrissy88 said...

I have the mircrodermabrasion set and it does work pretty well. However I have very sensitive skin, so I can't use it more than once every two weeks or so. It isn't cheap, but it lasts a long time.

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