Monday, July 14, 2014

Review: Missha Super Aqua Cell Renew Snail Hydro-Gel Mask

I bought this mask during my first trip to Korea at the duty free in Incheon because I wanted to use up all my won. Those who read my blog will know how I rave about Missha Super Aqua Cell Renew Snail Sleeping Mask, which I use in my Night Skincare Routine, and Missha Super Aqua Cell Renew Snail Cream, which I use in my Morning Skincare Routine. Needless to say I was expecting great things from this mask...

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Review: Where to buy Acuvue Define and Freshlook Illuminate contact lenses?

This is a review about the websites that sell Acuvue Define and Freshlook Illuminate contact lenses for those who don't live in Asia. As an Asian not living in Asia, it's often hard to find contact lens that make your eyes appear bigger because those are targeted towards the Asian market, and are therefore only sold in Asia. It took me some digging to find out which websites are good and even then some websites I had to take my chances. Some people have asked me to mention where I buy my contact lenses, so I thought I'd make a review post to help others who are in the same position as me.

Friday, July 11, 2014

Review: Koji Dolly Wink Tsubasa Masuwaka Black Mascara (01 Long)

I just realized I've never reviewed my mascara before! I've actually always been using Dejavu Fiberwig Lash Knockout Extra Long Mascara and quite liked it until it dried out. I needed a replacement ASAP so I had to go to an Asian cosmetics store and buy it instead of ordering it online. But the store had no fiberwig so I decided to go with this!

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Review: The Saem Chaga Liposome Biocellulose Sheet

I brought this mask in a 10-pack two years ago in my first trip to Seoul. Back then I didn't know much about Korean cosmetics and for some reason The Saem's masks really appealed to me. So since I was in the impulsive buying mood that many Asian Korean tourists can relate to, I bought this mask along with The Saem Cell Renew Snail Mask and The Saem Chaga White Liposome Biocellulose Sheet (which is basically the whitening version of this) without much research. Two years later...I thought this mask might be all dried up but when I opened my first one it was still dripping with liquid, so yay!

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Review: Secret Key Prestige Snail+EGF Repairing Cream

Snail mucin products are a big part of my skincare. I use the Missha Super Aqua Cell Renew Snail Creaduring my Morning Skincare Routine and the Missha Super Aqua Cell Renew Snail Sleeping Mask for my Night Skincare Routine. These two snail products have helped with my acne scars back when I first started using them. But now I'm mostly using it for its brightening effect. They really brighten my face when I wake up and give me a healthier complexion since my natural face color is a jaundiced, unhealthy tan. I've also tried Mizon All In One Snail Repair Cream, which was more effective in minimizing the appearance of my scars but did not brighten my face, which is something I desperately need.

Review: HERA Sun Mate Leports Sunscreen SPF50 PA+++

Since it's summer (for those of us in the northern hemisphere anyway), I think it's a good time to be using my sunscreen samples in case anyone is thinking of buying these products. I don't even remember where this is from. I've only tried two products from HERA, the HERA White Program Biogenic Effector and Biogenic Cream. I was extremely impressed with their White Program Biogenic line because I was results with just one sample. So I was pretty happy when I dug my sample pile and saw another HERA sample lying around.

Monday, July 7, 2014

Review: Etude House Face Conditioning Cream Light SPF25 PA++

It's been awhile since I've posted this many reviews in 2 days. This is what happens after you disappear from civilization for one month to study for exams. But it's all good, now I've got summer holidays to catch up on everything. This is the third and last free sample that I got from my order of Etude House Goodbye Pore Ever Pore Primer Essence.

Review: Freshlook Illuminate Contact Lens (Rich Brown)

This is my first time trying a contact lens brand other than Acuvue, but it's cheaper so I've always been tempted to try it. Doing some digging, it looks like Ciba Vision is associated with Alcon, which is a company of Novaritis Pharmaceuticals. I've heard of Novaritis before from prescription medication, so that's good enough for me!

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Review: Mizon Collagen Power Firming Enriched Cream

This is the second free sample that I got from my order of Etude House Goodbye Pore Ever Pore Primer Essence. I've only tried one product before from Mizon, the Mizon All In One Snail Repair Cream when it was on sale for $1 on Gmarket. It left me with a good impression of Mizon. Long story short, it was more effective in minimizing the appearance of my scars back then than the Missha Super Aqua Cell Renew Snail Cream, which I use during my Morning Skincare Routine. Unfortunately, the Mizon All In One Snail Repair Cream did not brighten my face which is something I desperately need so I didn't continue using it after the first jar.

Review: Etude House Play Therapy Soft Clay Pack (Pore & Sebum Care)

Ordered another tube of my Etude House Goodbye Pore Ever Pore Primer Essence and got this as a sample. I love clay masks for pore cleansing and refining and overall skin brightening. So far the Origins Active Charcoal Mask has been my go-to clay mask, but because it's quite steep in price I'm always interested in trying out other ones. I've tried Skinfood Egg White Pore Mask, which helped in refining my pores only after I've cleaned out most of the stuff with Origins. Etude House Wonder Pore Clay Clear Pack/Mask didn't do much for me. Innisfree Jeju Volcanic Pore Clay Mask is probably the most popular of clay masks in Korean skincare and I would say is the runner up to the Origins Active Charcol Mask.