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A while ago I purchased the Skin Food Egg White Pore Foam to try out as a cleanser! Apologies for the weirdly staring, no-makeup face of me. LOL. I actually made this before the eyelash falsie illutorial but didn’t have the guts to share bareface to the world hahaha. But since I created this, and I haven’t had time to do any other Makeup Monday posts for you guys, I’ve decided to post it anyway. #yolo?
This is an illutorial, as well as a review!
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The product smells pretty weird when you first try it, but you do get used to it. After I used it, my skin had a very squeaky kind of feeling. When using it in conjunction with the brush, which exfoliates while you cleanse, my skin felt very clean and light. I highly recommend use with the cleansing brush because the skin feels a lot less rubbery. The formula is fluffy and foamy, after it’s namesake, and it feels very gentle on the skin.
Functionality: There’s definitely a difference in skin elasticity after use; mine felt a lot firmer. After one use, I also felt a difference in the size of my existing pores after a few hours; they are no longer as prominent which is great! I actually have a few larger whiteheads, and while the cleanser didn’t get rid of all of them (nothing seems to work -.-), it definitely refined the texture making them less obvious.
Long-term use: At times I found myself getting little white bumps after using it for a few consistent days in a row, probably because of my sensitive skin. :C However, because of the overall pore reduction it provides, I use this twice or three times a week rather than daily. Deep cleansers aren’t good to use every day anyway.
The effects of the cleanser are really apparent, which is more than I can say for a lot of cleansers, so there’s just no way I can pass this up when considering cleansers in the future.
- Clean feeling
- Skin feels tighter and firmer
- Felt difference in pore size
- Scent may not appeal to some
- Can cause problems for sensitive skin if used daily
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When you have practically non-existent bottom lashes, it can be hard to get a balanced eye look. I decided to try out some falsies for my bottom lash line, for whatever special occasion. I purchased these cheapo false bottom lashes from Ebay a while back:
I got this pack of 10 for only a couple of dollars (MUCH cheaper than normal – but they aren’t as feathery as the more expensive brands). They looked good on the model, but when they arrived I found that they looked way too unnatural for my tastes.
For a nearly a year I’ve just had them lying around in my draw, going to waste but recently I discovered a way to turn them into wearable, more natural looking lashes!
So instead of the usual step by step worded tutorials/reviews I’m trying out something a little different: introducing Illutorials! Basically, they’re my own little spin on those picture tutorial things you often see in Asian beauty magazines, but I decided to shorten the name to ~Illutorial~ (Illustrated Tutorial). Hope you guys like it (sorry I’m so vain HAHAHa)
Disclaimer: even though it probably looks really photoshopped, it’s mostly my camera settings & good lighting. LOL. Credits to joannastar for the Bokeh stock!
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- Ebay False Bottom Lashes (lost the site, but they’re everywhere anyway c:)
- Shu Uemura Eyelash Curler
- K-Palette 24hr Tattoo Liquid Eyeliner
- Duo Lash Glue (use one that dries clear)
- Rimmel Kohl White Eyeliner Pencil
- Ameli #158 Coral Beige
- Urban Decay Naked Palette, colors: Half Baked (shade) & Virgin (highlight)
Please let me know if you like the Illutorials better than the written posts! They take a lot more effort but I think they make the post more interesting haha.
Oh yeah, and I cut my hair yesterday on a whim, LOL. I think it’s good to have a change I guess? Here’s some hair selfies hahaha:
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Following my Etude House product review of the Cookie Blush, I’ll be taking a look at their Secret Beam Highlighter in Gold & Beige Mix:
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Hair Clip – $3 somewhere at Knox.
LOL hello guys, I haven’t blogged in pretty much forever and although I promised a beauty post next, I did write one up but I’m not really happy with it so I decided to just throw you guys this random photo of this artsy hair photo Bryan took of me. Gotta love filters.
But since I’m not one to -break- my promises, I’ll do a quick review on these products I’ve been addicted to lately:
Beauty Friends Face Masks!
I first came across them because I was looking for a cheap (less than $1 each) face mask to use when I’m feeling tired, particularly over the Summer when I was working for 10 hours a day and feeling freaking exhausted. So I bought a 3-pack of these masks off Ebay and have been really happy with the results. I can’t be sure it’s a result the masks, but I find my pores/whiteheads have mostly gotten smaller. I tried to limit myself to using one per week, but then I bought a pack of 16 and have been using them like, twice a week maybe? When I’m tired and need to relax, they are amazing.
I never understood the whole draw of face masks, when girls say they go pamper themselves getting masks and lying with cucumber over their eyes I never really got it. BUT IT’S SERIOUSLY SO RELAXING.
I’ve tried cream face masks before, but I find washing them off a chore. These ones are paper masks.
They’re REALLY moist in the packets, and come in different flavors: here’s a list. I’ve tried quite a lot of flavors but my favourite is probably
Coenzyme Royal Jelly! so far LOL. Mungbean is really as bad as it sounds. Lemon and Potato sting if you have cuts or sores (of course).
I leave them on for 30minutes and, as it says on the packet, don’t wash off the excess moisture as it’s good for your skin anyway!
I can’t wait to try all the flavours