29 May 2014

Review: Klara Cosmetics Kiss Proof Lips

Hi guys!

So a while back I was contacted by a company and they asked me if I wanted to try a new product. Of course I said yes, as I am absolutely obsessed with lip products.

It's pretty much a liquid/cream lipstick and applied using a doe foot applicator. It dries to a matte finish. I didn't know what to expect from this product, but what I did find out, blew my mind!

If you can't tell from the last picture this product will last on the lips FOREVER! It just barely smudged with super intense rubbing to the point my hand hurt. The product creates a film over the lips and leaves an extremely matte finish. If you don't like the feeling of a heavy or extremely drying lip product, then this product may not be for you, but in my case, I want a product that will last for as long as possible. Though one down side to this product is that if I have anything moisturising on the lips, it will make the product clump up, so I make sure I have a mirror with me and only apply a tiny bit of lip balm in a dabbing motion (instead of swiping) on top to prevent over-drying of my lips. 

I absolutely love this product as its great for outings when I don't want to worry about how my lips look and instead enjoy my time with those around me. If you want a fuss free lip product that will last all day, then this product is for you to try!

23 May 2014

Product empties #8

Hi guys!

I'm trying to use up all of my products, well mainly to have the opportunity to try new products without abandoning my already open/currently using products. So here are my empties for the past month or so.

Etude House Heating Deep Clean Gel
 I bought this quite a while back (maybe I should have thrown this away earlier because it's past its recommended time of use...). Regardless this was a great buy! It removes most of the blackheads and whiteheads on the nose. It does give off a bit of heat when you first apply it, but after about 5 seconds the heating effect goes away. I use this on my brother as well (and he has absolutely the craziest amount of crap on his nose) and while I do this on him, you can literally see all of the crap coming out of the pores. So gross, yet so satisfying! Great product and will definitely repurchase if I ever go back to South Korea.

La Roche-Posay Toleriane Ultra
 This is pretty much a moisturiser which is for ultra sensitive skin, as it is free of preservatives, parabens, fragrance, alcohol, colours and lanolin. I bought this during a period where my skin was just crazy to the point where just washing my face with a basic cleanser was irritating my face, and even my Cetaphil moisturiser was not doing justice. This product did wonders for my face! It gave my skin hydration without irritating my face and even now when it's transitioning to winter, I have not had a dry patch on my skin (while I would have dry patches during this season, like no tomorrow...). Great product for everyone to try. Have already repurchased.

Bourjoirs Healthy Mix Correcting Concealer
 I use this mainly to conceal my pigmentation from previous acne. It does a decent job on covering without looking to cakey and isn't too drying on the skin. Out of all of the concealers, I find that this is the closest match to my skin tone, though it is still a little too dark. I haven't found a better concealer to do the job of covering all the stuff I want to cover, so until then I shall continue to purchase this until I find a better product.

St Ives Green Tea Scrub
 One word to describe this product, perfection. It gets rid of all the dead skin on my face leaving it baby butt smooth and doesn't irritate my skin too much. It also contains 1% salicylic acid to prevent acne (though I don't think it actually does anything for my breakouts). It's the most finest scrub I've found so far that's affordable and does the best at exfoliating. Definitely recommend and have already got a backup!

Essence Studio Nails Ultra Strong Nail Hardener
 I needed a base coat to, 1. prevent my nails from being stained by nail polish, and 2. make my nails stronger. For those that wear nail polish on a regular basis, you know how damaging it is on the nails. I've been suffering with extremely brittle nails to the point where they were splitting and not breaking, and had the texture like a really hard of beef jurkey (yea that's pretty bad). Ever since using this, I have not had that problem! and this was pretty cheap (under $4). I like this better than the Sally Hansen one (the one in the green bottle) because this actually does the job. Though one problem I found was that this thickens up and dries up in the bottle really quickly, despite that, I used pretty much all of it! Will repurchase!

Clinique Anti-blemish Solutions Cleansing Foam
 I believe this is my second bottle, though I don't believe I mentioned this in previous empties. I wanted to use a product that had a pump which creates the foam, instead of creating the foam yourself. And I found that my skin isn't so irritated when I used this. I've been seeing that people have been saying that there is no point in using a salicylic acid face wash as it doesn't have time to do it's job, though I find this product to prevent some acne from coming up. If you have mild acne and need a new face wash, try this one out! Have already repurchased.

19 May 2014

Worth the hype? Bioderma Crealine H2O

Hi guys!
 I feel like I say this a lot, but again, I'm sorry I've been neglecting this blog. I'm currently in 3rd year of my degree and it's stressing me out like crazy. Just the other week I had three assignments due in one day. But anyway, this isn't about my degree, this post is going to be about the infamous Bioderma Crealine H2O. This is talked about by pretty much all of the bloggers and youtubers out there, and there is such hype on this product. Initially I was thinking 'how can some water looking solution be so great for removing make-up?'. I decided to buy this and give it a try.

As you can see from the pictures, the product itself literally looks like water. It doesn't have a scent to it either, but when I first used this product... I became speechless...

Within one swipe on my face, it removed most of the make up on the area I used it on. I go over my face twice with a cotton pad and it removes pretty much all of my make up ( and I feel like I put a relatively thick layer of foundation and concealer), though I only use this on my face, not my eyes so I'm not sure how it removes eye make up though I have heard that it removes all eye make up. I don't find my face feels irritated and doesn't break me out, which occurs often for me as my skin gets easily irritated with excessive rubbing. And it doesn't make my skin feel stripped away with moisture.

I was really sceptical with this product, but I'm totally hooked. If you haven't tried this, go and buy this immediately!