Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Shiseido Prize from Beautystat.com!

Hey ladies! This has been on my "blog to-do list" for a while now and I'm finally getting to it! Back in early December I won a giveaway from BeautyStat.com and Japanese Beauty Brands! I received my package in early January (I was away for a lot of December so I'm not actually sure when it arrived haha) and was SO excited to try it out!

I have had really good experiences with the Shiseido products that I've tried (although it is very few - Shiseido is a pricy brand!) I am a big fan of their Pureness line for oily/blemish prone skin - their makeup removing wipes are FANTASTIC and come in a great container! For this reason I was really excited to be able to try something new from their line!

What I Received

- Shiseido Nourishing Mascara Base (Mini) (Not Pictured)
- Shiseido Instant Eye & Lip Makeup Remover (Mini) (Not Pictured)
- Faux Patent, Red, folding Shiseido Makeup Bag (Not Pictured)

Boy, did I feel spoiled when I got this! The Refining Essence alone sells for $88 CAD! Not only did I get luxurious products, but they are working absolutely great on my skin! I sort of expected to get something for wrinkles or something super moisturizing that wouldn't work well with my skin. I was SO beyond happy to find an exfoliating treatment that also lightly hydrates and in no way makes me breakout! 

I have been using the Refining Essence since I received this gift (about 3 weeks) and couldn't go a day without it! It makes your skin look radiant and glowing as well as hydrated without any breakouts. The best part about this serum is I saw a difference almost immediately in my skin (within the first two days!)

The texture is super soft and contains some silicones to give it a smooth feel! It absorbs quickly and thoroughly (like a serum) and is perfect for oily/congested skins like mine! I'm in love with this but am dreading the day that I have to buy a new one for $88 CAD!! But believe me, I will need to buy another one when I run out! 

PS - I have yet to try the other products - reviews to come! :)

Make sure to check out BeautyStat.com & Japanese Beauty Brands for reviews, blog posts, contests and prices! 

Disclaimer: I won these products through a random draw giveaway. I was not asked to review them or to promote their sites in my review but I think you should check out both because I personally love them! None of the sites are affiliate links - they are only there for more information or if you want to check them out :)

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