Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Ultraflesh Tinted Moisturizer in Diaphanous Review

I'm obsessed with the Sephora sale section and I normally use it to try out new higher end produts.  I had a 10% off coupon, so I picked up the Ultraflesh tinted moisturizer in the shade diaphanous (the lightest).  It normally retails for $34, but it was on sale for $17, so with my discount, I paid $15.30.
First, this is just one pump, which releases a lot of product, so if you bought this, try just to use a half pump.  I also had to pump over 30 times (yes, I started counting) to get the product to come out at all.
This is not a moisturizer for those with oily skin as it does have quite a sheen to it.  I have normal to dry skin (right now, it's more dry) so the sheen wasn't too bad on my face.

However, the shade that is lightest is very yellow-based, which I wasn't a fan of. Coverage is very light and fades throughout the day (unless you set it with a powder, which I don't like to do with a tinter moisturizer).

Overall, I don't recommend buying this product even on sale, especially for those with oily skin.  It has minimal coverage and looks very yellow if you are fair.  It might be better for warmer toned skin, but for your money, I think there are much better brands to try out.  It still felt like I was wearing skin didn't feel refresh.

The only positive I found was that the packaging was sleek, but what good is the packaging, if you don't like the product inside?  I'll use up what I have, but I would not repurchase this.  I think Ultraflesh has other products which are much better compared to this.

Price: $34 ($17 on sale at
Rating: 1 out of 5

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

What's in my March BirchBox

I'm finally back to blogging after some crazy work & school times!  I have a lot of reviews and hauls coming up as well as some "office makeup" looks.  But for now, here's a look at what was in my birchbox for March
  1. Fresh Sugar Rose Tinted Lip Treatment
  2. Annick Goutal Petite Cherie Perfume Sample (it smelled fruity, not floral to me)
  3. Kerastase Elixir Ultime (a hair oil)
  4. Essie Luxeffects in A Cut Above
  5. Twistband Hairtie
At $8 for the Essie polish alone, I think this box was worth the price.  I actually just got the Fresh Sugar Tinted duo from Sephora for my birthday in February, but I was psyched to get another one as I can't justify the $22 price tag (review coming soon).

The perfume sample was a bit disappointing, but expected from birchbox now.  The box was also a teen vogue promo, so there was a deal to subscribe to the mag (which I won't because I'm far from a teen).  I've actually gotten the hair ties from birchbox before, but this was a new line of spring colors.  I do like the hairties, but for the price from that company, you could buy them cheaper, even at sephora (which I have done).

Overall, I am still pleased with the service and the point system.  I have a haul/review coming up from when I recently redeemed some points!  I don't think I'll use the polish a lot because I can't really wear glitter to the office, but it's cute for a night out or next valentine's day or just a day you are feeling pink & girly. 
Essie A Cut Above over Sally Hansen's 160 Gentle Blossom