Sonia Kashuk Makeup Remover Review

Like many other girls I have sensitive skin and cleaning my face and getting rid of all traces of makeup and dirt at the end of the day is often one of the most unpleasant beauty routines.  That’s why I have decided to let you all know about this great makeup remover.

What is Sonia Kashuk’s cleanser?  A gentle makeup remover that doesn’t sting your eyes and is gentle on your skin.  It’s not a soap based cleanser but works like an oil cleanser since it forms an emulsion with the oils on your skin and from your makeup and with water.

Why do I like this makeup remover? It’s pretty inexpensive (about $10 at Target and local drugstores) and easy to find!  I also like how easily this makeup remover dissolved all traces of makeup without having to soak my cotton pad with a lot of product nor did I have to scrub my skin off!  Sonia Kashuk’s makeup remover is also one of the few cleansers on the market that are effective at getting rid of all traces of my stay put mascara and eyeliner.  I’ve been using a cleanser from Shiseido but I don’t think it’s all that good at cleaning all the gunk off my face since I will occasionally get breakouts even if I wash and rinse my face twice.  However I tried that with Sonia Kashuk and my cotton pad came up clean and white without any smudges of foundation or makeup the second time!

This is an A+++ product for sure, I just hope it isn’t discontinued since I’ve only known about this for a week. 0_0

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Got some new Stila glosses

I’ve been debating getting these for a while. I love love love the smudgepots for eyeliner, and sometimes filling in my brows, but I’ve never tried their lipglosses.

Pros: Amazing selection of colors and oh so pretty

Intense shades and will not rub off or smudge during the day

Cons: Expensive and hard to find here

But I went to LA last month and got to go to the shrine known as Sephora.  I got a couple lip glazes.  One is a light plum pink color, the other is a dusty brown rose.  It was so shiny and yet subtle.  I really liked how it wasn’t sticky like most lip glosses.

Now if I could figure out a way to get this without having to fly half way across the world…

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I miss home

I miss not waking up before the sun comes up

I miss not having to walk in 2 feet of snow

I miss the warm afternoon breeze blowing across my face

I miss the hustle and bustle of street markets

I miss going home to my family every night

I miss hanging out with my friends until the middle of the night

I miss karaoke bars and Asian snack foods

I miss going yum-cha and eating real food that doesn’t come out of boxes

I miss going to the beach

I miss my favorite TVB shows

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Waxing My Eyebrows At Home

I wish there was an easy way to thread my own eyebrows at home. Usually I go to a local salon and it only costs about $5 to get both eyebrows done, but sometimes I just want to do some maintenance or grooming when I’m traveling. The thing is, I’m very particular about who does my eyebrows. This all stems from a bad experience I had from a brow waxing back when I was in high school. I had to go around with a lopsided face for months and it was the most mortifying experience ever.  In the mean time I’ll try to trim my growing eyebrows to keep them somewhat in shape.

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Brow Shaping In The States

There’s one thing that’s always bugged me about my eyebrows. They’re triangular shaped. Yes that’s right, I have triangular shaped eyebrows. Is this something that’s race specific? I’ve noticed that Asians have this kind of eyebrow more often (and yes I’m Chinese). Triangle eyebrows seem to be a uniquely Asian thing and on top of this funky shape, my eyebrow hairs are also really long and wiry. It’s a complete pain to try to shape and groom them. I don’t even know where to start and most people at the salons are as confused as me. Seeing that most American salons don’t have the first clue how to do makeup for Asians I won’t be getting my eyebrows shaped while I’m here. Maybe when I go back to Asia to visit my family I’ll make a trip to the beauty parlor.

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I’m Terry and I’m currently a sophomore in uni in the US right now.  This will be mostly my personal blog for friends and family though new friends are welcome!

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