Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Review: Innisfree Super Volcanic Pore Clay Mask

I ran into this mask when I went to Korea last summer. I was only familiar with the Innisfree Jeju Volcanic Pore Clay Mask as it was the original product. I didn't do any further research to find out that it has a counterpart because I didn't really like the Innisfree Jeju Volcanic Pore Clay Mask. I found it too weak. It didn't brighten my face and it didn't tighten my pores. It didn't really seem to suck much of the impurities that clay masks are known to do. So when I saw these two clay masks side by side, I asked an Innisfree store attendant what the differences were and he told me that Jeju Volcanic Pore Clay Mask was for drier skin whereas the Super Volcanic Pore Clay Mask was for oilier skin types who needed more pore refinement. So I took the plunge and bought one to try!

Monday, July 27, 2015

Review: Belif Hungarian Water Essence and Belif The True Cream Aqua Bomb

First post in a long time. I apologize for the long absence. It's been a tough few months. My face can be full proof of that as it's been out of control lately. I've experienced problems on my face that I never expected to see. One of them is dry spots. I've always been a combination type skin, and if I had to choose between oily or dry, I was definitely the oily type.

When I got my 2 dry spots on both my lower cheeks during my cold a few months ago, I thought it was going to go away once I felt better and was more hydrated. Well, be it stress or ageing, those two 5cm diameter spots never went away. So when I bought the full sized version of Belif Creamy Cleansing Foam Moist from Sephora and needed to stack more things for free shipping, I decided to try Belif's two famous hydrating creams. I got a sample of the Belif Aqua Bomb shown here on the right (the other, more powerful Belif Moisturizing Bomb, I will review later). I also happened to get the Belif Hungarian Water Essence sample back when I was in Korea. Since they were both for hydration, I decided to use them together.

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Review: Belif Creamy Cleansing Foam Moist

I got this complimentary sample last summer in Seoul when I bought my first batch of Belif products to try at the Lotte Department Store. I just finished reviewing Innisfree Jeju Volcanic Pore Cleansing Foam and once I decided to throw that cleanser down the drain (well, I'm going to use it as my body soap from now on) I started using this one. To be honest, I wasn't expecting much because most foaming cleaners I've tried so far work well, but nothing really stood out except Skinfood Egg White Pore Form in that it visibly decreased my pore size. However, I was happily surprised with this product.

Monday, May 11, 2015

Review: Benton Snail Bee High Content Mask Pack

I finally have the motivation to try this line out. In general, I'm a bit lazy to use masks. But I suffered from a huge cold last month and my face was so dry. My nose looked horrible with dry flaky skin from blowing my nose too much. So I decided to use this for some intensive restorative and moisturizing therapy.

Friday, April 17, 2015

Review: Innisfree Jeju Volcanic Pore Cleansing Foam

This is the cleanser version of their famous Innisfree Jeju Volcanie Pore Clay Mask. I've got large pores that tend to clog and becomes comedones or worse, inflamed pimples. I was quite impressed by Innisfree Jeju Volcanie Pore Clay Mask so I wanted to try their cleanser and see if it will help with clearing out my pores and thus minimizing their size.

Monday, April 13, 2015

Review: Sulwhasoo Innerise Complete Serum

This is an anti-wrinkle product line from Sulwhasoo. I'm not exactly at the age where I have wrinkles yet, but I do have fine lines over my forehead. I mostly wanted to try this product out because it claims to improve skin radiance, texture and contour (well, not the contour because no cream can change your skin contour..or else plastic surgery would be out of business)!

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Review: Belif First Aid 360 Eye Care Mask

My last review from the Korean brand "Belif." My eyes have 3 big problems: dark circles, fine lines under the eyes, and super puffy under eyes. Put all these things together and you have eyes that look 10 years older than they're supposed to. I've had some success with eye creams so far, namely Sulwhasoo Essential Rejuvenating Eye Cream for my dark circles and puffiness (though it's only mildly effective for puffiness) and The Face Shop Smim Fermentation Concentrate Eye Cream for my fine lines.

Sunday, February 8, 2015

Review: Belif First Aid Overnight Brightening Mask

Finally getting to review the last two products that I bought from the Korean brand "Belif." My face always has this unhealthy dark tone, kind of like I haven't had adequate sleep and food for a week, even though I've been sleeping and eating perfectly fine. I also have some red spots and bumps every once in awhile. That's why I always need to use a brightening cream. So I decided to try this brand's brightening product.

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Review: Clarisonic Mia 2 Cleansing System

I'm going to go on a bit of a tangent today and talk about a cleansing system rather than some kind of cream or mask. I'm sure everyone knows what this is, and there are thousands if not hundreds of thousands of reviews about this already. I finally decided to take the plunge and buy this product back in Oct 2014.