Saturday, September 5, 2015

Snail Creams

I spent a lot of times reading beauty blogs and I kept on reading rave reviews about snail creams. So I purchased the Mizon Snail Recovery Gel Cream and Mizon All In One Snail Repair Cream. I used the Mizon Recovery Gel Cream as my moisturizer this past summer and I'm not a fan of the snail cream. I have oily skin and the snail cream doesn't help with oil control. My face felt super duper shiny after a few hours. I gave the product a fair shot and it wasn't for me. I purchased the Mizon products on Peach and Lily and paid a couple extra bucks more. If I did my research I could have saved myself a few bucks but if you would like to give these products a try - I recommend using Amazon or Rose Rose Shop. 
Total Amount: -$30.52

Korean Beauty Products

My obsession with Korean beauty products has lead me down a rabbit hole where I spent countless hours on ReddIt. So I took a step and made my first Korean beauty product haul from RoseRoseShop.  RoseRoseShop sells Korean beauty products relatively cheaper than most sites, but the cheaper price yields to a higher shipping fee. I kept on wondering if I received a "good deal" on my K-beauty haul. I thought about creating price analysis table on Excel, but that's another headache and rabbit hole that I'm trying to avoid.  I have accepted the fact that I spent $83.81 (includes the $20 bucks for shipping) and received the following 19 product: 
1. Too Cool for School: Pumpkin Sleeping Pack
2. Skin Food: Egg White Pack Nose Cool Down
3. Mizon: Cotton Shower Sheet Essence
4. Skin Food: Bird's Nest Beauty in a Food Mask x2
5. Tony Moly: Kelp Mask Sheet 
6. Tony Moly: Intensive Heel Patch x2
7. Tony Moly: I'm Real Tea Tree Mask Sheet Skin Soothing 
8. Tony Moly: I'm Real Makgeolli Mask Sheet Skin Purifying
9. Tony Moly: I'm Real Seaweeds Mask Sheet Skin Purifying 
10. Tony Moly: I'm Real Red Wine Mask Sheet Pore Care 
11. Skin Food: Egg White Pore Meringue Foam 
12. Mizon: Good Night White Sleeping Mask
13. SNP: Bird's Nest Aqua Eye Patch 
14. Mizon: Trouble Clinic Acence Blemish Control Soothing Gel Cream
14. Innisfree: Capsule Recipe Pack
15. Innis free: Capsule Recipe Pack Sleeping Pack
16. Mizon: Seaweed Jelly Scrub (Read review from Fifty Shades of Snail)

Overall I would recommend RoseRoseShop especially for Mizon products since they offer free shipping. It took two weeks for me to receive my package, but I'm happy with it! My only regret is that I didn't get any serums - next time right?

Saturday, July 25, 2015

K - Beauty Bandwagon

Lately I've been obsessing over Korean beauty products.  I've been spending a lot of time on Peach & Lily, Glow Recipe, Memebox, and Soko Glam. If you check my search history, all you will find are Korean beauty products. I realized that I spend a chuck of money on the latest and trendiest beauty products, but I've never truly seen results or improvements.  I think it's a mixture of using the wrong products and  I'm always bailing on the product after a few usages.  My goal is to be more diligent with my skincare routine. I recently turned 25 and I'm taking a step in preventative care. Anyways, I found a few skincare blogs that I liked and found extremely resourceful. In no particular ... 
The following two items has been sitting in my shopping cart, but I haven't taken the plunge yet..
  • SU:M37 Miracle Rose Cleansing Stick. You can read the reviews here and here
  • Bibbiologique Recherche Lotion P50. Read reviews here and here. This isn't a Korean beauty product, but whatever.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

A few obsessions

Simplistic Makeup: I love the makeup from the Dolce & Gabbana Spring 2014 RTW.  
Long Hair & Bangs
photos: Lily Aldridge & Hailee Steinfeld on 'Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" 

La la links

The Perfect Nap: Sleeping Is a Mix of Art and Science

A Tourist's Guide to French Pharmacy Skincare

I wish I was at an undergrad at UC Berkeley, so I could take a class with Robert Reich.

A Guide to the Double Braid Headband

A video guide to the Celtic Hair Knot.

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Beauty Diaster from Lush

A few weeks ago, I dropped by Lush and purchased Dark Angel. I have been using it for about a week and all I can say is this product was a waste of money. It is marketed as cleanser but it is more of an exfoilater that leaves a heavy grey residue. I wouldn't recommend this product to anyone. File this under beauty disaster and a complete waste of money! Since I'm too cheap to throw it away, I did the next rational thing and repurposed it as a foot scrubber!

Total purchase cost: - $15.81

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Joey Maalouf Shares His Skin-Perfecting Secrets

Better late then never. I kinda loathe this phrase, but it applies to me and my relationship with makeup. I never cared enough to experiment with makeup in my teens and here I am now in my early 20's experimenting! Hopefully I can bypass the awkward makeup phrase with these few tips from makeup artist Joey Maalouf that he shared with The Zoe Report.

These are the tools:

Tip 1: Use A Sponge For Even Application
Dot cheeks, forehead, nose and chin with liquid foundation or tinted moisturizer and blend with a sponge to ensure an even application. Never pour foundation directly onto the sponge.
 Tip 2: Powder All But Your Cheeks
Apply powder on your forehead, chin, under eyes and around the nose. Avoid cheeks – you want to keep a bit of dewiness on skin for a healthy glow.
 Tip 3: Add A Highlight To Eyes
For a gorgeous luminosity, apply a silvery eye shadow on the inside corners of the eyes on top and bottom.
 Tip 3: Add A Highlight To Eyes
Set the look by blending color with a flat eye shadow brush.
c/o The Zoe Report