Video: Cleansing & Skincare Routine

Hey guys, here’s the video I’ve been kind of dreading to put up because you see me and my bareface for ages -.-  AND to top it off I was sick when I recorded it which is partially why my voice sounds so dodge.  But anyway, it was a requested video and I have been trying out a lot of products lately, before I settled on this routine so I think it’s a good one.  Hope people are nice to me LOL.

I’m planning on doing some blog post reviews on some of these products (although it’s pretty clear that I like these since I’m using them…), so keep an eye out for that sometime soon, after I record the voice-over for the next video.  Glad to have gotten this one out of the way hahaha.  Next week will be a makeup tutorial! :D  Thanks for watching~

Products Mentioned
Etude House | Eraser Show Collection:
Line Remover Stick
Mascara Cleaner (Recommended)
Lip & Eye Remover

Skinfood:
Egg White Pore Foam (read my illutorial here!)
Green Gram Cleanser (Recommended)
Black Sugar Mask (Highly Recommended)

Deep Pore Scrub – Clearasil
Aqua Sensation Moisturiser – Nivea
Lucas Pawpaw Ointment
Moisturising Steam Cream – Nature Republic
Green Tea Pure Eye Cream – Innisfree


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(Korea) Skincare Hits & Misses – July

Posted on 05-08-2013 | Tags: , , , ,

Hi guys!  I was planning to do a tutorial this week instead of another talking video, but it just didn’t turn out right so instead I’ve got a Skincare “hits & misses” video for you haha.  For some reason the volume of my voice sounds fine when I’m editing, but then when I upload on yt, it seems too quiet.  Oh well, still learning.  Hope you guys like it.

Korean Skincare Hits & Misses

Products MentionedHitsMisses
Aloe Vera Gel – Nature Republic ~4200KRW (~ 4AUD)

Moist Steam Cream – Nature Republic 15500KRW (~ 15AUD)

Green Tea Pure Eye Cream – Innisfree 20000KRW (~ 19AUD)

Water Sleeping Pack_EX – Laneige 25000KRW (~ 24AUD)

Water Bank Eye Gel – Laneige (Lost the receipt :C)

Water Bank Mineral Skin Mist – Laneige (Lost the receipt – but I think it was about 15000KRW?)

Paper Face Masks – Innisfree 950KRW (90c AUD)

Aloe Vera Gel – Nature Republic
~4200KRW (~ 4AUD)
This gel is light, non-sticky and hydrating.  Great for dry skin, and the amount of product you get for the price is amazing!

Moist Steam Cream – Nature Republic
15500KRW (~ 15AUD)
Use it after putting on moisturiser/lotion.  It feels like velvet on the skin and it tightens the skin as well.  It is toted as excellent for sensitive skin as it is free of paraben, talcs, surfactant, mineral oil, benzen alcohol & artificial color.  However, it does contain fragrance.

Green Tea Pure Eye Cream – Innisfree
20000KRW (~ 19AUD)
Didn’t feel any -amazing- effects of this eye cream, but it did hydrate the skin around eyes without drying my eyes.

Water Bank Mineral Skin Mist – Laneige
(Lost the receipt – but I think it was about 15000KRW?)
Excellent for hot & humid weather, does well to hydrate and refresh the skin.

Water Sleeping Pack_EX – Laneige
25000KRW (~ 24AUD)
Often raved about, but broke me out ;C

Water Bank Eye Gel – Laneige
(Lost the receipt :C)
Makeup Alley reviews are fairly positive, but dried my eyes.

Paper Face Masks – Innisfree
950KRW (90c AUD)
Broke me out/caused a reaction


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(Korea) Huge Makeup & Skincare Haul

Posted on 22-07-2013 | Tags: , , , , , ,

As you guys know, I went to Korea with the intention of splurging the money I worked over the Summer for on Korean skincare and makeup!  I really went nuts, tbh.  LOL.  So much so that I was a bit worried about the budget by the end of the day… but luckily I wasn’t that far out of my allocated budget anyway hehehe.

I actually have two more Etude House lipsticks which I didn’t include, a Skin Food lipstick, two more Clio Eyeliners, an extra Aloe jar and I also took out the makeup I’m giving away as gifts to friends and relatives.  This is purely my Korean makeup haul, but I also purchased 4 Mac Lipsticks (they’re like, half the price in Korea!) and a Shiseido eyelash curler.

Korean Makeup Haul

All the purchases~ (the Marc Jacobs was already on my dresser)

Samples

The free samples & face masks I’m keeping

Top Row: Tony Moly Tomatox Massage Pack, Laneige Water Sleeping Pack, Banila Co CC Cream, Face Shop Velvet Skin Primer, Etude House Lip & Eye Remover
Bottom Row: Skin Food Black Sugar Mask, Nature Republic Aloe Vera Gel, Innisfree Lip Concealer

Top Row: Face Shop CC Cream, Banila Co Purity Primer, Laneige Water Bank Mineral Skin Mist, Etude House Goodbye Pore Ever Primer, Etude House Liner Remover Stick
Bottom Row: Peripera Nail Polish, Laneige Water Bank Eye Gel

Innisfree Eco Gel Liner in Black & Brown, Clio Expresso Waterproof Pencil Gel Liner, Clio Kill Black Liquid Liner (Limited Edition pack)

In Focus: Nature Republic Moist Steam Cream

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Top Row: Innisfree No-Sebum Mineral Pact, Skinfood Green Gram Cleanser, Tony Moly Water Jelly Tint, Etude House Color My Brows, Innisfree Green Tea Eye Pure Eye Cream
Bottom Row: Innisfree Dark Circle Concealer, Etude House Perfect Brow Kit, Skin Food Sugar Bebe Cookie Blusher No.3

In focus: Innisfree Jeju Volcanic Pore Clay Mask, Innisfree Jeju Volcanic Pore Liquid Nose Pack

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Not mentioned (but pictured): Etude House brushes

I’ll be doing reviews very soon!  Sorry for the poor quality, my room’s lighting sucks :C


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Illutorial & Review: Skinfood Egg White Pore Foam

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!

Click the image to view full size:
illutorial

Download as PDF

Review:

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.

Overall Breakdown:

The Good:

  • Gentle
  • Clean feeling
  • Skin feels tighter and firmer
  • Felt difference in pore size

The Bad:

  • Scent may not appeal to some
  • Can cause problems for sensitive skin if used daily



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