Category Archives: oily skin

Formula 10.0.6 Seriously Shine Free

More like seriously SUCK!…nah just joking. This product doesnt suck, but it’s misleading. I mean, with the name “Formula 10.0.6, SERIOUSLY SHINE FREE” you would expect some great stuff right? It was even invented by some scientist who uses bamboo extract, apparently that’s supposed suck up all the oil.

For one thing! The bamboo extract is like 12th on the ingredient list, which is kind of stupid. But anyways, moving on to the product. I saw this at Walmart the other day, and i was like ohhh, nice new product. Im always looking for things for oily skin, so i couldn’t resist buying it.

What It Claims

Seriously. Get a shine free look all day! Seriously Shine Free is a matte-finish moisturizer with Bamboo extract to absorb excess oil and provide a soft, smooth and shine-free complexion that lasts.

What I Think

Ok, so a lot of people who have used it have complained that it broke them out. I’ve only used it once so far, so i dont know who will happen with continual usage. Also, some people say that it’s not moisturizing enough. If you think that, maybe you dont really have oily skin, because it should provide sufficient moisture to people with oily skin.

When you put this product on, it instantly takes away the oil, while leaving a sheen on your skin. This product is kind of greasy, which is weird since it’s oil free, but it’s not very greasy.

So, i wore this to work, and after 2 hours i asked my friend if my face was shiny. She said no.  Two hours later, i went to the washroom and noticed that my nose was shiny, but my forehead and the rest of my face were doing “okay.” Clearly this didn’t keep me shine free all day. Maybe if you have a mild case of the oiliness this would be perfect for you, but it isnt for me.

My Rating?


I as disappointed in this product, but it’s still okay, i will continue to use it.


Fabulous Finds :)

My march break has been filled with work, work, and even more work. I started out with only 2 shifts then someone got sick, and i ended upwith 3 more. That practically filled all my March Break with work at tim hortons.

I finally got to go shopping the other day, and here’s some of the stuff that i picked up.

Picked up this dress at Urban Behaviour on Monday when they were having a 50% off sale. Got it for $17. Sorry the picture is not very clear. Love this dress, i’ve been wanting to get it for a while now.

I got this from Sirens for only $17 dollars also, minus the belt. It’s

very cute, and it has feathers, it’s part of their new spring collection. Wore in with plain black tights.

These are things that i picked up in the past week. The one in the bottle is Queen Helen’s Mint Julep Mask. I picked this up from a beauty supply store near my house for $4.99. The one in front of it on the right is Cover Girl Clean Pressed Powder. The One beside that is Rimmel Stay Matte in Translucent. The one in front of that is NYC Smooth Skin Pressed Powder. The skinny tube is Clinique Line Smoothing concealer. I will be reviewing all these products soon. I’m totally inlove with the line smoothing concealer, only concealer that doesn’t crease under my eyes.

Pattie loves…Mac Blot Powder?

What it Claims

A unique pressed powder designed primarily to provide shine control without adding any noticeable colour or texture. Sets foundation, finishes faces. For use in professional situations and for frequent touch-ups. Blot Powder contains Mica and Silica to adsorb excess oils and reduce shine on the skin’s surface.

What I Think

Last year, this used to be MY product. It was the only thing that i would use on my face. Like, this stuff is true to what it claims. It ads absolutely no color or coverage to your face. It comes in only 5 shades, so you pick the one thats closer to your skin color.

Because this has no coverage, you can pack on as much as you want, and it wont even really look different. This stuff kept me absolutely oil free for like 5 hours. I only had to touch up once a day.

Besides the price, i absolutely HATE the packaging of this product. Like oh my god. I have re-purchased this product twice, and both times, it’s broken. My sister bought one, and it broke within 24 hours.  It doesn’t even have a separate compartment to keep the puff. Overall, great product, but because of the sucky packaging, i wont buy it again. It’s just too messy to be carrying around a broken compact.

My Rating?


Because the packaging sucks, and it has no compartment to put the puff

Pattie Loves….(beautiful skin) how to achieve it? Advice

So i wouldnt say that i have horrible skin, but it is un evan. I have dark spots on my forehead from acne scaring, and just over unevaness around my face.

Although i love makeup, i love the whole flawless look foundation gives you, it’s just not practical for me. I have Suuuuppper oily skin, and my makeup is usually melting off my face within a few ours. Blotting with sheets and powders are just too much work.

I just want to clear up my skin. Anyone have any recommendations of products that can clear up african american skin? Even if your not black, any suggestions will help 🙂 thnx.

preferably things that are not expensive, thnx.

ohhh, i also have very sensitive skin