Beauty surprises from thePinkPanel
Every now and then I get sent beauty samples to review, and while I do end up falling in love of some of the products, most of the time they were complete misses, so I don’t even bother reviewing them -_-
This time, I was sent 3 beauty samples from thePinkPanel, and while the Nailtini nail polish leaked and was a total flop, the other 2 ended up being delightful surprises :)
La Roche-Posay Anthelios 50 anti-aging primer with sunscreen (spf 50)
I’m not a fan of Western sunscreen formulas – they’re sticky, oily, and leave a whitish film. Gross much? -_- But this one was nothing like that:
Because of it’s somewhat thick texture, I thought it’d be difficult to apply, but true to its name, it glided over my skin like any good primer would and gave it a nice smooth finish :)
The SPF 50 is a huge win for me, and the anti-aging benefits are a plus as well. While it’s still a little heavier compared to my beloved Biore Water Jelly sunscreen, it’s definitely a product I would consider purchasing in the future!
Khroma Beauty Honey Stick Lip Gloss in Wild Honey
Disclaimer: I REALLY don’t care for the Kardashians. Really. So when I first saw this product, I was like, ugh, seriously? -_- But then I used it, and have been using it non-stop since. It’s become my go-to lip product :O
I love how it’s not tacky or gooey at all, and it leaves a nice wash of color + shine. The packaging is quite nice as well, and this would’ve been the perfect lip product for me if it weren’t for the atrocious scent.
When I first applied it, the stench was just so overwhelming that I thought I got a bad product! It smelled sour and rancid, and one reviewer said it smelled like cat piss, which isn’t that farfetched sadly :( Later I realized it was supposed to smell like honey. Really?? I don’t know what honey the Kardashians have been eating, but where I’m from, honey should smell nothing like cat piss. Enough said.
But if you can get over the awful scent (which I eventually did – I do have 2 cats after all :P), this is a lip product worth trying :)