Happy new year!!
Here’s to (hopefully) more updates and more exploration on beauty products and maybe makeup adventures!
To be honest I actually have a few posts to share but I haven’t been very committed here and ended up not bothering to write about it. Opps :x I will do my best to, since I’m really free lols
In the least, I guess here is me sharing the result of my skin through this year’s skincare adventures haha
P.s. Still struggling with dark circles because I'm a night owl. Guess concealers are my only remedy. Boo.
My routine tonight:
My skin has been a little wonky since I got back from Taiwan. It’s not getting used to the humid weather yet, so hopefully that clears out soon. I did miss my good skin in the cold weather. Meanwhile Ultra Facial Moisturiser has been a blessing. The moisturiser is working wonders for me so far. Love love love!
My mom gave me a spare bottle of Cyber Colors’ Essence UV Mositure Base that she have lying around as she didn’t want to waste it. Cyber Colors is apparently a Korean brand too. (I haven’t done any research yet) The product is - as suggested by its name - a make up base which u apply before your powder foundation. It is supposed to make the powder application much easier and long lasting too.
As I don’t use foundation, I didn’t really know if this product will be suitable for me ): I’m also not comfortable doing a full face make up (I always do my eyes and lips only. And occasionally splash on some highlighter that’s it.) and I’m concerned about clogging my pores and a potential allergic reaction.
On the bright side, the make up base has a dewy finish which would brighten your skin. And that was the reason my mom wanted me to use it. I did a patch test last night and I do like the dewiness - it’s subtle and blends well. No signs of allergic reaction and it’s also very lightweight! So I’m going to try using it for a few rounds to see its effects on my skin!
My usual morning routine:
And with the makeup base, I applied it after my sunscreen. Oh! I forgot to mention the makeup base also have spf +35, so more UV protection for me!
Anyway, the product is really lightweight and a little goes a long way. The viscosity is similar to my sunscreen, and it is tinted with beige. I couldn’t really see the difference yet, until I stand in the light. My skin did seem more dewy and bright!
I continued with my regular makeup routine and I added highlighter this time too. My skin still feels normal and not clogged so I’m really happy with that. I’m just a little bummed to realise that I have to remove a whole face of makeup now haha
Finished look and I like it! The base looks very subtle in general so I didn’t mind at all.
Hey hey hey!
I’ve made up my mind (finally).
I’ve bought the moisturiser which I will commit to :D I do fee relived without the burden to find moisturisers anymore xD
So, the sample of Ultra Facial Cream lasted me for about 3 weeks. My skin gradually got used to the cream and it didn't feel very oily anymore. I could also feel my skin being softer. I really liked the effects so far.
When I finished the cream, I switched to the gel moisturiser. It’s very light weight as I mentioned before. I wasn’t used to the feeling as my skin felt as if nothing was applied to it and it might be a little drying for me in fact. I tried using the gel as day wear too, thinking it might reduce accumulating oil on my face through my day. I don’t think it really worked haha
Hence I concluded to get myself the Ultra Facial Cream. Since you get things cheaper in the airprot, I waited to when I’m flying off and got a 125ml tub for about 75SGD.
I used it during my trip and scooped an amt into another container to maintain hygiene for the big container. Am loving it so far!!
I still have other samples I’ve yet to try, and I’ll see when I’ll have the chance to do it. :D
So here we are again, trying things!
Till now I have yet gotten myself a moisturiser to include in my now really bare and sad skincare routine ever since my old one finished. All I ever did was wash my face w a cleanser and occasionally use the toner to clean up after. And I only wear sunscreen before I leave the house. I don’t put nothing else anymore. It’s that bad *smh* And my skin has been scolding me so much I am back again to find a proper solution.
This time, I checked out Kiehl’s line of moisturisers cause their sunscreen has been really good for me, so I thought of trying other things from them.
I have dry skin for the longest time, and it has slowly transformed to combination (oily T-zone) in the recent months when I have been irresponsible :p
Anyway. When I went to Kiehl’s, the sale assistance recommended me the Ultra Facial Cream based on my request for a “moisturiser for dry skin”. This product is claimed to be the best seller for years and keeps the skin moisturised 24 hours. It is suitable for both day & night use, and it is quite rich in texture. When I tested it in the shop, I was quite fond of it, as it was easily absorbed into the back of my hand and it felt rly soft throughout the day :3
The sales lady also showed me the alternative option, which is basically the oil-free version that is catered to normal or oily skin. The product is gel instead and is a lot lighter in comparison. When tested on my hand, it was absorbed instantly, it’s so lightweight it didn’t feel like I has anything applied. However it didn’t feel as lasting as the cream.
I wasn’t sure which one to buy yet because since my skin is more to the oily side nowadays, I was concerned that the cream would be too rich for me even tho I really like it. On top of that, I read several reviews online, and many feedback similar to the lines of “ the cream causing breakouts as it was too rich, and induced too much oil production”. That got me concerned because I didn’t wanna buy something so ex and waste it after. On the other hand, the sales lady assured me that the cream is really good, so much that even 5 year olds can use it to kickstart their skincare routine. Apparently it’s never too early to start caring your skin. The more you know haha
Still, I was quite keen to getting the cream one, but to be sure I really wanted to test them out first. I know I’ve been saying the same things to the past few samples, and never getting them. But that’s pretty much the point isn’t it? I really want to find something that I will use consistently that wouldn’t cause problems to my skin. It will give me lesser decisive problems too. So I got samples to test for the next week or two.
Currently I’m on Day 3 with the cream, and my skin is a little on the oily side at first, especially the T-zone & when I’m outdoors. But gradually it becomes less oily in a few hours and my skin felt very soft and protected. When I’m in an air conditioned room, I can tell that the cream is keeping my skin moisturised too, pretty nice.
My main concern now is if the cream is too much for my skin in the outdoor humid environment but just nice for the air con environment, how am I supposed to use it appropriately? Curse u tropical climate!!!
Gonna continue using and see how it goes.
My Colourpop is finally here! I'm so excited about it!!! When I opened the parcel I saw the different packaging and I JUST CAN'T WAIT TO OPEN THEMMMMMM.
As my ultra blotted lips are running low, I wanted to order them again. I was also in luck as the website was having a buy 2 get 1 free liquid lipstick promo! I was planning to get Zuma & Doozy again and then get a new colour for the free one to try something new. But Zuma was unfortunately sold out): So I got a satin & metallic and my Doozy instead.
I got 5 items this time:
Inside the parcel there is also:
After trying out and knowing how good the super shocker eyeshadows are, I took the chance to get one more for myself. The shade I got was a neutral rosy colour, which is sort of the same shade grouping as the plums but more subtle. I really like the way it looks on the website so I got it. Looking at it IRL, I'm glad that the shade is what it looks on the website, but I was a bit disappointed that I chose a shade that is very similar to my existing one - Elixir. Even though they look different when placed side by side, I don't think anyone will be able to tell I am using a different shade haha But oh well. It's still a nice colour for sure, I'll find ways to wear it nicely!
OMG I AM SO EXCITED FOR THIS. And I realised I got 4 lipsticks hahahahaha I am just really excited to see the metallic lip because I have never tried one before, and if the formula is good, I am add it to my go to list also! Additionally, I got a satin colour since Frick & Frack is really good too. And this shade is also very pretty! It's like a pinker version of Frick & Frack. It's funny how I am more into natural tones now, when I was all about dark lips and bold colours XD
The metallic liquid lip has a rather dense formula, and it made me feel like as a result there is actually very little product in the bottle. When I unscrew the bottle and pull out the applicator, I can see the level of the product plummet quite significantly. And it goes back to the top when I push the applicator back. Colour wise it is amazing! It's very pigmented and smooth. The shine is quite hypnotising and I'm thinking when will be a good time to wear this XD It's a really awesome shade - almost like a dark copper tone. Quite futuristic and seductive.. Kinda? hahaha I like it though.
This shade is like a pink muted version of Doozy! It's also a very natural colour. Something like a dusty rose pink. Very suitable for everyday wear and also for a cute look. The formula is the same as Frick & Frack so there's nothing new. It's pigmented, not kiss proof but very moisturising. Me like!
Drip is a slightly darker shade than Doozy & Zuma. They are very close to each other. I'm quite glad for this because I wanted to get a blotted lip just to test the formula. So I thought it'll be quite safe to get a similar shade so I don't have to worry about it not fitting me. The product itself is kinda small. I found it a little hard to hold in my hand as a result. One thing I do like is the double lock mechanism it has, which secures the cap well to the base. But I have to be very careful opening now as it's very tight. I worry that if I use too much force I might break something XD My initial impression when I applied for a swatch was that it's really hard to get product on the skin. It has a drag and you need to use a bit of force to apply it onto the skin. It's not creamy or soft, and it's buildable. I find it a little bit drying on the lips, but it's not too bad. I would say I prefer the ultra blotted lip just because 1) Easier application 2) Kiss proof 3) Not as drying. It's still pretty nice to use but I won't get again if I have a choice.
All in all I'm really happy with my purchase <3 I actually felt kinda greedy and wanted to buy some more on the website. NOT GOING TOO CAUSE ONLY GET WHAT U NEED. Still bummed about Zuma being sold out ): Maybe in my next purchase in the near future. :p Hopefully I'll have time to do a look with my newbies soon too. Work has been so so so crazy. It's also not helping when you work for people who are not great. Sigh. SOON THOUGH. SOON I WILL GET OUT OF THERE FOR GOOD.
Oh nooooo ):
I'm so disappointed. It turns out my skin is definitely not suitable with the toner I got from MUJI. Because it made me skin really oily after using it, I actually have a mini break out too x_x It was bad enough that I have pimples afterwards, but I had pimples on parts of my face which I never before too. It was a reg flag for sure. That was also when I realised maybe my skin is not dry after all, and it is just normal and only needs maintenance lols. Hence perhaps that's why when I use the toner it probably dried out my skin or promoted it to release more oil than it should. I guess I learned something about my skin again??? In order to avoid wastage, I am going to use it to moisturise my hands too hahaha
Also, my cousin have very kindly given me a moisturiser to use! And it's from clinique too! I must say I'm really liking that brand. The moisturiser I got is called Clinique Moisture Surge - Extended thirst relief. It's targeted to moisturise the skin to stop it from drying out. It is a fragrant free gel product.
When I tested it on my hand it was so easily absorbed! And my skin felt so smooth and soft immediately after. I've been using it on my face for 2 days now and it works magic! My skin felt really good and refreshing. When I am more rich I'm going to invest my money on Clinique for sure. I'll look into their skincare routine products and decide what I can get :D
PS. I also just bought some colorpop!!!!~~~~~ They were having sale and I wanted to get my backup set of ultra blotted lips cause mine are using up FAST. It's too bad that I couldn't get Zuma but at least Doozy is available. I'm still excited! Can't wait to swatch them omggggg
Today I was shopping at MUJI and noticed that they have branched our their skincare series! I never took much interest in their skincare products previously due to its limited options, so I was a little skeptical to try it, since I have sensitive skin. Wouldn't want to risk getting rashes at all ):
Now they have 4 different series: Sensitive Skincare, Aging Care, Balancing Skincare and Organic Skincare.
I was in a dilemma between the sensitive and balancing skincare series. They both suit my skin and also have high moisturising properties. I went with the sensitive series as it seemed more suited after all. Even though I really like the citrus scent in the balancing series, my skin feels better when I sampled the sensitive one.
I did not apply the toner with my hands like I always do. I first soak it on a cotton pad and then glide it all over my face. It feels like I'm removing makeup but with water hahaha My skin feels really nice after application and it felt a little bit tightening, but probably it's the effect of when it's drying.
After using the toner, my skin still feels very soft. Usually when I use the skinfood serum only, my skin will start to feel a little oily after a few hours, but it hasn't happened yet with the toner!
So far there is no allergic reactions too, or any negative effects and I'm thankful for that >_< I'm happy with this product so far! Now let's see how it does in the long term :D
I was experimenting with make up last night and I’m loving usig this method! Even though this method have been done before by many people, this is my first time trying it. Am late for the party, but I’m part of the squad now(kinda) hehehe
So! The method I was trying out is to use liquid lipstick as an eyeliner. I’ve known since I got Jeffree Star that his Velour Liquid Lipsticks are safe for the eye area, hence it is also suitable to be used as an eyeliner. I never took an interest to try it until now. When recently I was trying to find another way to use away dirty money as I’m finding it hard to wear it out. Since I’m working now, I don’t want to wear wacky colours to draw attention to myself either, so it’s not suitable for faily wear.
At the same time, I don’t really know how to pull off the colour, it’s looking weirder on me the more I wear it): I really love the shade, but I guess it’s not for everyone..
What I did first was to apply a generous amount of liquid lipstick on the back of my hand. Then using my free ColourPop eyeliner brush (I got this when I bought my eyeshadows during my mini spree at the colourpop sale) I pack as much product I can into the brush and apply a winged liner. I wasn’t sure if it’ll turn out okay but I’m not going out after this so I’M NOT AFRAID OF ANY FAILS. NOBODY WILL SEE MEH XD
It was relatively easy to apply the winged liner. I really love how it look as it didn’t make my eyes look smaller. Probably because the shade is light. I had some more product left and I applied them on my lower lashes. From the outer corner, I line my lids 3/4 in. It looks really cute ^_^ I like it, and my eyes looks bigger it’s so weird.
I wanted to see if applying mascara would help too. You can see the difference in the pics above. It's really cool to see how much difference mascara makes. I really like REVLON's Dramatic Definition, because it doesn't clump and it makes your lashes looks really natural. It extends it slightly too and if you're the kind who likes a natural look, you don't even need to wear falsies with this mascara.
I had a lot of fun with this makeup, and I can't wait to try wearing it out now. I'm definitely going to try this method with other shades too, it's too pretty. I have to make sure to prime my lids well because they get oily over time. And Jeffree's lipstick smudges easily with oils. I already saw bits of green liner smudging when I was done too. Oh and it's important to wait for the lipstick to dry before opening your eyes! XD
Overall, I dig this. It's so fun and pretty <3 Though you'll have to wash your brushes regularly to avoid spoiling it because the lipstick hardens on the bristles when it dries. Don't think that's very good for brushes.
Really loving it! It seems my lipstick looks better on white.
Hey hey hey!!!!
IT’S MASK TIME AGAINNNNNN.
The stress from work calls for a pampering session x_x Today I’ve decided to use facial scrub as I haven’t been exfoliating my skin for almost 2 weeks now, I could see lil nasties building up on my nose. Although my skin condition isn’t very bad, but le nose has always been a more problematic area for me. They tend to get whiteheads and over the months the pores has widen too, and I’m not really sure why.
Anyway, as you know, the volcanic clay scrub works wonders, my skin feels really clean and soft after using it. As I still have a few packs of belif samples lying around, I’ve decided to try out the mask sample:D
And here it is, the Peat miracle revital mask!
Initially, I’ve always assumed that it is a cloth mask enclosed within the sample packaging. But it turns out to be something else.
So I guess peat land is a clay land hehe Thank goodness for buying the mask applicator from Innisfree!!!
Since it’s a clay mask, it was fairly easy to apply given the experience I’ve had with the volcanic clay mask *wink wink*
Das rite. Imma pro nao >:D
The sample packaging holds 5ml of product, which is just nice to cover my face:D The mask has a herbal scent to it too, which made me think of medicinal smell again, but in a good way. Like chinese medicine that is soothing and calming.
I left the mask on for about close to 20mins. I didn’t really time, but I washed it off after the mask is dried to touch. I could feel a tightening sensation as well which is really nice.
After washing it off I felt quite refreshed and hydrated ^_^ I also felt my skin a little bit tighter too, when I run my fingers on my cheeks I could feel the firmness. My skin felt really really good! Soft and firm, and clean hehe
And I finished my routine with a moisturiser and dark eye corrector!
So far, I’ve come to realise that belif have many products that uses herbs as their skincare routine. I find that it gives off a healthy vibe and I’m also very keen to the medicinal smell from a lot of their products. It feels safe because it felt like it is dermatogically prescribed and that equates to being good to you. I know this is a baseless opinion but that’s what I feel so heh. Furthermore, it has given me positive results to my skin, except the whitening cream which was too heavy, so it really enforces its quality more.
I still have no idea how much they cost, but I’m sure I will once my stuffs runs low and I need to refill and I start to consider other options/brands >:D Just really hoping they wouldn’t cost a bomb xD
Hello I’m still alive :D Haven’t had the time and energy to find new content as I’ve been really busy at work. But I’m enjoying it pretty much so I can’t sulk about it :p
Anyway I’ve been really lazy to put make up too as I’d rather exchange that extra time for more sleep xD So I haven’t been able to do anything beauty related hahaha
However I have been planning to do a test on this free gift which I got from innisfree during the mini haul my sis and I did about 3 weeks ago xD So I’m looking forward to try it when I can! I hope I can do this before this month ends hehe
Here a pic of it for now!
Last night we girls had some make over fun time xD I know it’s not great and my top is distracting but hey :3 We just wanted to play around with make up and have like a “vogue” photoshoot hahahhaha We took this pic after my sis was done. She wanted to try makeup on me and I’ll say she have a pretty good visual concept!
It all started when I tried to help my sis with makeup because she wanted to learn. So we watched a few tutorials based on her eye shape and see how we can make her eye look nicer. We did this a few times before but it didn’t work out because I was still quite noob xD Am glad to say it is successful this time, because she looked really nice and it's as if she's all grown up T_T
I used my trusty The Balm Nude Tude palette^_^ Where I used sultry as a base and Sleek to shade the corners of her eyes to give the illusion of longer eyes. With monolids, it is advisable to shade the outer and inner corner of the eyes for a longer eye look. On the center of the lid, you add a slightly lighter shade to make the eyes look bigger and brighter. I then noticed my sis suits orange tones, which snooby is a great shade.
I also added the shimmer shade on the bottom lid for a more awake look. Even though it is not obvious but it did make a small difference. Then I contour her cheeks slightly and highlight too.
To me the biggest difference in the way my sis looks is when I put on mascara for her. Her eyes instantly opens up and look more “alive”. I’m so excited about it T_T It’s finally working!!!
Oh and gurl, colourpop’s highlighter WORKS. MY GAWD. When I took the final look of my sis? HER CHEEKS WERE BLINDING. MM MM. Money well spent indeed.
P.s. I can’t show any progress cause this genius didn’t document it x_x BUT. I Do have the final pic and I have to crop it cause mah sis is camera shy.
CAN U SEE THE HIGHLIGHTER WERKING OMG. This is life.
And the eye makeup suits her well, but I think the next time I’ll try to blend it better. I’M SO PROUD.
I just finished my old bottle of SkinFood Rose Shake Point Makeup remover and I'm replacing it with my new Banila Co. Clean it Zero Purity!
I've previously used the original Clean it Zero, and it works great for me. I love how you can emulsify the product when you wash your face after massaging it to remove the make up. And your face feels clean and subtly oily after. You are supposed to wash your face with a cleanser after still.
I have the purity version with me this time because it was a gift! Purity is the same formula but tweaked to suit sensitive skin (with the addition of hypoallergenic formulation), which was why this product was chosen for me. ^_^
When you open the box, it comes with a protective lid and a scoop. Which I really like because it makes it sterile when you try to take out some to remove make up. I guess at the same time it helps block out moisture, since water activates the emulfier in the cream. They also comes with a magnetic strip to certify the product's authenticity which I find very entertaining. When you run a magnetic strip (comes in the bos too) over the label, you see a line moving around.
When I apply the cream on, I also caught a whiff of citrus scent, which is enjoyable for me because I'm a big fan of citrus <3 I find it cool how it turns from a solid white paste to thick transparent serum consistency too, when you rub it in between your hands. Maybe the heat from my hands melts it? This helps to loosen the cream to make application smoother for removing makeup.
It doesn't sting the eyes or irritate them. It feels exactly the same as the original version too. I forgot how nice this product is too haha My skin feels really clean thoroughly and my makeup could be removed easily. I still enjoy the subtle oiliness after you washed off the product.
The big tub should be able to last me for more than a year. Good thing for me!
Obligatory pic of newly opened tub of Clean it Zero.
New week, new mask!
And on today's menu: Canola Honey~
Isn't canola the common cooking oil? I never really expected them to be super good because it's common, so I'm curious to see what benefits canola honey have!
Based on the website:
A capsule recipe pack containing canola honey to moisturise your skin
1. Canola honey hydrates your skin to give you dewy skin during the winter.
2. The enriched pack adheres to the skin to provide a solution for skin concerns.
3. Wash-off formula
Okay not bad not bad.. Moosturing benefits is good. So I guess it's really just honey inside? Then it might be a little pricey.. x_x I also got this in the store for $4, you can get it cheaper here.
The consistency, colour and smell is just like honey, so I guess it is just honey then! I didn't dare to try it though hahahahah
Also, this time I've decided to use the mask brush for application and a little actually goes a long way.. One capsule might be able to apply 3 - 4 times. Makes me feel like I've wasted my seaweed one T_T
The mask did moisturised my skin well, it feels soft and like baby skin :3 And it smells really nice too which is very calming for me and soothing. Not to mention delicious though I'm too chicken to lick it. When I was washing them off, I accidentally tasted the mask and it's sweet though sooooo I still can't tell whether it is 100% honey or not.. I'm secretly hoping not because otherwise it's quite a rip off.. Heh
I still like the seaweed one! :p
It's mask day again and we used the Innisfree mask that my sis got as a gift during her purchase the last time.
Based on the website, Freshly Squeezed Mask Green Tea has soothing and moisturizing effects of green tea extracts; contains Jeju green complex that consists of green tea, tangerine, white lotus, camelia, and orchid and it is made of a three-layered sheet for longer moisturizing and great adherence.
Hmm, it sounds really good and I'm curious about the 3 layered mask. Does that mean that there is 3 masks inside or something D: Doesn't sound possible since the packaging looks really thin haha It's probably a mask made of a thicker material then.
When I opened it up, the green tea serum is overloading the mask. I had to carefully take out the mask to avoid sort of spilling the excess mask solution out x_x And surprise surprise~ It's only one mask with a thick material xD
The mask also had a cooling sensation when we wore it for 10minutes which makes me wanna sleep xD It feels really nice. One thing I don't really like about the mask is that it leaves my face very sticky because there is so much solution it just dries off there. I couldn't take it and rinsed off the excess.
It did feel a lot nicer after washing it off haha I can feel my skin very cooling and moisturised. I got lazy to finish up my routine so I just went to bed after hahahaha
It's not bad. Not my fav though, I'll probably use something else if I have a choice heh
I did it. It's done now. THERE'S NO TURNING BACK.
I've made the decision and now I'm officially using Even Better Eyes Dark Circles Corrector xD
And yes, I bought them with my vouchers and I'm starting to think this may be worth it after all. If they are gonna help me fix my dark circles, $70 for 6mths is pretty good!
And if I use sparingly enough, I can use it up to 7 mths maybe?
When I opened the packaging it comes with the product itself and a manual leaflet. Seeing the metal tip up close now is pretty fascinating. The metal tip serves as a massager when applying the cream, which I'm quite excited about hehe Since I've been using my fingers for awhile now, it'll be nice to feel the cooling metal around the eye area. I imagined that would be really naise :3 I'm thinking if I should keep it in the fridge too.. Then it'll be super cooling xD
I hope my dark circles will continue to improve and by a few months they will be light enough to be leas distracting. I also realised it's 10ml and not 15ml, sooo it was a little smaller than I hope to remember. Heh.
Welp, I've already bought it so might as well just indulge on it now xD
It's been 2 weeks since I started using the sample packs! I'm on my 2nd pack out of 3 now.
So far I really like the whitening products, they making my skin feel good yassss Like a soft bby skin and glowy. Especially the serum, I think it's really suitable for me. However I do find the cream a little too thick, so I'm having mixed feelings about them. It smells nice but somehow my skin finds it hard to absorb it completely. The cleansing foam is really goodddd. It cleans off the make up remover oil better than my other soap hehe I also really like the exfoliating agent inside, I can use it to scrub off nasties off mah face xD
I also did see my skin getting a little fairer and lighter, they also feels to be in a better condition too. They don't feel as oily now, which is a good sign as it meant that my skin is moisturised^_^
I've yet check how much the actual product is too. I hope they don't cost a bomb because I'll wanna get their serum!!
After I finished using the whitening line, I still have a mask and this baby soft skin cream to try out :D
Till then ^_^
Today I'm trying out Innisfree's seaweed capsule recipe pack wash off mask! It is one of the items my sis got during our trip to Innisfree last weekend. This capsule costs $4 but you can get it cheaper here .
From the website:
The seaweed mask is a capsule recipe pack containing seaweed to improve your complexion
1. Heat your skin naturally with seaweed!
2. Exfoliate dead skin cells for clean skin.
3. Enriched sizzling formation provides skin solutions.
4. A massage pack containing seaweed to heat and exfoliate your skin
The mask was kept in the fridge first because we like cold masks! The texture of the mask is something like honey when you kept it in the fridge. It's quite thick but very gel like. It smells like green tea too, and a little like kelp. It's really delicious XD
After applying on the skin it did gradually feel warmer, which is very soothing. For a moment I thought it would be a peel off skin too because under the reflection it looks plasticky haha
After 10 minutes I also massaged the mask on my face to try to simulate the exfoliating effects before washing off. The smell came back and I can't help but keep thinking about how delicious it is *-* I really like the smell since it smells like food hahaha
My skin feels really smooth and clean after washing it off, and I could see my skin looking brighter it's so weird! I let my skin settle for awhile before applying the rest of my skincare routine.
I think for $4 it's not bad. It's worth the money for an indulgence once in awhile! I'll probably get this again when I can! ^_^
It's so fun to try out all these stuffs too and I'm glad they are priced reasonably so I won't feel so heart pain too.. One of the risks I did thought about is whether my skin might get too irritated for switching products so quickly.
So far it is not a problem, though I think I should avoid using the whitening cream from Belif as it's a little thick for me. My skin felt like they couldn't breathe and it would have a little but of reaction after.. So yeah): Just a little concerned T_T Hopefully it'll improve after I stop using the cream!
So! It's been about 2-3 weeks since I started using the sample from Clinique! So far I've been seeing pretty good results though subtly.
I have noticed my dark circles being slightly lighter now. And on top of that, as I have been sleeping earlier due to work, so I guess that is part of the contributing factor too. Either way, I'm really glad that my dark circles are improving and making me look more alive haha!
Also I'm very keen on getting the even better eyes now. I don't think I'll wait any longer since it's working so well. I'll still test out Aesop's sample too! Unfortunately I didn't do much research about Dr Wu's eye serum as I got lazy (opps) But to be honest though. I wasn't very keen on considering it after awhile due to the fact that it feels the least moisturising compared to the other 2 brands.
On top of that, I just need to top up $10 for the most ideal option. So yeah.
I hope the photos can do justice to the difference.. I'm not very good at taking clear photos up close cause.. my phone can't really do that.
Today I tried the mask that my sis bought from Innisfree! Right off the bat it has been a great experience to try the products and I was very pleasantly surprised at how smooth and nice my skin feels *-*
I know almost everything I've tried so far have always been super positive and I always say that would be my go to now. But truly, every time when I try something I was recommended, they are really good so I can't help it! I do think that it's good that these products shows promising signs and positive effects. I wouldn't mind switching things up once in awhile too! Because I believe your skin gradually gets used to a formula over time and something it might stop getting the positive effects by that time. So by switching things up once in awhile, it may still give the targeted benefits you want for your skin.
In fact, I have always been using Skin Food products. But over the last 4 - 5 months I have stopped seeing the beneficial results. I have been thinking of changing to another brand but I've yet found one. So I've been looking around.
Anyway, back to the point. Today I'm trying out 3 things!
1. Jeju Volcanic Pore Srub Foam
2. Silicon exfoliating brush
3. Super volcanic pore clay mask
Jeju Volcanic Pore Scrub
The scrub smells really nice, and it is very dense. The interesting thing is that when I used the exfoliating brush, it helps foam the scrub which sort of activates it and it becomes very light and fluffy!
I only scrub my problematic area as I wanna try it out first.
This thing is so cute and currently it is selling at $2 per pair! Which is just nice as my sis and I can each have one. The purpose of this product is to assist in better exfoliation on the skin to cleanse the pore more thoroughly.
The brush side helps with foaming the scrub and massaging the product into the skin and cleaning things out. You have to brush in a circulat motion around. The scrub side is meant to do a more thorough scrub and also to push the shit out after cleansing, so you're supposed to scrub in an up and down motion.
it feels really nice on the skin and not rough at all. I was worried a bit at first as my skin was red, though I wasn't sure if it was from the foam or using the brush too hard. But all is okay, my skin was normal when I washed it off.
I'm really amazed at how clean my pores are omg. For the past few months my pores have gotten bigger and it have shit stuck inside. But after the scrub my nose area looks clear again, without tiny grey spots scattered around. And my skin feels really really smooth and soft *_* IT'S AMAZING.
I hope the pics can do justice cause it looked like there's no difference ):
After scrubbing we tried the volcanic pore mask!
It's a very thick consistency and we needed a spatula to spread it. Thank goodness we bought one too, which is $2 too. Seriously, are Innisfree stuffs always so cheap?! Like it feels too good to be true hahahha
Like a normal mask you leave it on for 10minutes before washing it off. My skin feels really smooth and clean I was so excited about it xD
Afterwards I applied my belief samples serum and cream as well as the dark circle eye corrector ^_^
Overall it was a really nice experience. I'll definitely going to drop by and check them out when I have time!
Today I went shopping with my sis and she told me she wanted to check out Innisfree! She was keen on trying out their volcano mask cleanser or something as she'd found online that the product is great at tackling oily skin and pore problems.
When we got there I was really surprised at the prices! The products range between $10 - $25 on average, except anti aging products which ranges from $30 - $50.
I've always thought Innisfree is an expensive brand mainly because of the way it is marketed. If I had known they are so affordable I would have tried them so long ago T_T And if they are as good as what my sis says, I wouldn't mind coming back to buy something for myself next time!
The line of products they have looks really good too so I hope to check it out soon!