Thank you for the lovely comments about the dress :D Before I received it, I was afraid actually that the dress would've been too big for me (because I'm so short) but fortunately it just hits at my knee yay :)
I went on a bit of a shopping spree the past weekend! Will take pictures soon :) Also, I'm getting onto a bit of a skincare kick lately. My skin was acting up for the past month with lots of blackheads and congested areas, so I gave in and went to a spa to get them extracted and all. My face definitely looks a lot clearer and more glowy! Now that my pores are cleaned out I'm going to try and avoid wearing foundation/mineral makeup to see if it helps reduce the blackheads I get!
Anyways here is a quick review on the Neutrogena moisturizer with SPF which I've used for 1 month now.
I've been looking for a face sunscreen without mattifying properties since my skin tends to get dry patches often (even though it is technically combination skin). Also I wanted something that would moisturize too since I really don't have time in the mornings to apply an extra product.
After reading reviews on Makeupalley I decided to get Neutrogena's Healthy Defense Moisturizer with Helioplex. They have two different SPF levels available, I chose the higher one which was SPF 45:
The tube itself looks nice and sleek - which it should considering it costs $15 at Wal-Mart in Canada, for a mere 50 mL.
This was apparently reformulated with Helioplex technology recently. Basically they added ingredients to make the sunscreen photostable, which another reason I got this over other cheaper but non-photostable moisturizers.
- Photostable protection, protects against both UVA and UVB
- Conveniently combines your moisturizer and sunscreen into one product
- Nice packaging for a drugstore product
- Not lightweight, despite the claims
- Feels greasy despite claims
- Expensive for a drugstore brand (CDN$15 for 50mL)
Price: 2/5 (costly for a drugstore brand at ~CDN$15 for 50mL)
Effectiveness: 3/5 (it isn't non-greasy unlike the claims)
So yes, unfortunately packaging and convenience is the only thing I like about this product. The texture of the product is way too greasy for my t-zone which gets oily easily. I'm actually not going to touch this product again, now that I've cleared up my skin, because I'm just too afraid the greasy texture might clog up my pores.