Double Trouble; A review of both the Klairs Rich Moist Soothing Serum and the Freshly Juiced Vitamin Drop!

Yay, a double review!

Hello Darlings, long time no see right?
I know, and since I’m almost sorry, I’ll make it up to you with a double review! I’m a little bit sorry, but you know, summer happened, and the sun, being an utter rarity here in Norway, made me a bit ditsy and forgetful one might say.

Anyway!  Let’s get down and squeaky clean with the info on these lovely supple treats!
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Name: Klairs Rich Moist Soothing Serum
Product: Serum
Good For: Providing moisture, soothe red and inflamed skin.
Description: With a fortifying blend of organic ingredients, including celery, carrot root, and broccoli extract, the Rich Moist Soothing Serum replenishes your skin’s moisture levels without compromising the delicate nature of your skin (Curtesy of Soko Glam’s website)
Price: 19$-22$ ( Ebay, SokoGlam)
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Name: Klairs Freshly Juiced Vitamin Drop
Product: Vitamin Serum
Good for: Maintain and revitalize the skin
Description: Burst of energy for the skin, Vitamin C A non-irritant vitamin serum that rejuvenates the skin. (Curtesy of Wishtrend’s website)
Price: 24$ (Ebay)

So basically I’m going to make it simple today. The reason you’re all getting the pleasure of a double review is because I use these two as a power couple. I find the Vitamin drops to be a bit too heavy on the oily side when used alone, but together they really do the trick!
So let’s just get down to it!

Packaging:
Both these products come in nice subtle containers, leaving the focus to be on what’s actually inside the them, which is what it should be like!
Both bottles are plastic fantastic, so they’re actually very travel friendly, trust me, I’ve tested it out a couple of times this summer, serum bottle road trip! Or not.
The Vitamin drops comes with, yes omg, you guessed it, a dropper! Making it easy to plop out the exact amount you need!
The Soothing Serum has a nifty little pump, where a squeeze and a half should do the trick, plus points for easy peasy packaging.

Texture & Smell:
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Klairs Rich Moist Soothing Serum: This is just divine, the scent is a faint citrusy kind that just cuddles your nose and reminds you of summer, for me at least, it’s like a half runny gel, and spreads on evenly and effortlessly, which is nice when you’re a big fan of effortless delicious moisture.
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Again, super easy to spread, and it doesn’t take a whole eternity before it sinks into your face.
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Look at this! Delicious, and of course, even better when applied on a face, screaming for moisture and plumpness!

So! Let’s move on to some vitamin infused oiliness!

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Klairs Freshly Juiced Vitamin Drop: It doesn’t really smell that much, it has a hint of clean, if that makes sense? But hey, as long as it doesn’t give off a scent wanting you to dispose of your afternoon snack, I’m all on board!
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This one is a bit runny, so I’d recommend applying it either fast by dripping it directly on your face while staring at the roof and rub it around like a super speedy goddess, or just mix it in with a serum of your liking, makes for a much easier application!
It takes a bit to sink in, and dries a bit oily, which I really don’t like.
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I have a theory that when winter time comes around it will be a bit more manageable, but believe me, at this time of year I don’t sweat. I oil. Literally. And who on this rainbow blessed, unicorn loving earth would want to be extra oily? Not moi. 

But then again, since it’s not the last step of a routine, you’ll easily cover up the feeling of being a walking oil-diva.

Application:
Cleanse, tone, serum-time! If you’re unsure where to put this in your routine, follow the thinnest to thickest in consistency rule!
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As mentioned earlier, these two mix very well, at least in my opinion, and when you find a way that works for you, stick to it!
I first tried them separately, and that just made me love the serum, and hate the vitamin drop, so obviously I had to give them both a go together!
The Soothing Serum has really helped for the problem I initially purchased it for, that being irritated and sensitive skin, and of course, some good old fashioned super moisture!

My thoughts on these products?

So if you’ve read this far, and really don’t know what I feel about the product, I can reassure you and say that I’m about to start my third bottle. That’s commitment to a product right there.
When the whole moisture barrier case was starting to improve I introduced the vitamin drop to the routine, it didn’t last more than a week on it’s own, because I couldn’t quite get over the oil madness going on.
But! A K-beauty adventurer never gives up, and I tried mixing it in with other products, first the moisturizer I was using, boy was that nasty. And finally, the Soothing Serum, they were like a match made in heaven, I mean, who wouldn’t want a super duo hydrating and maintaining your face?

So ever since, they’ve been unseperable and they’re still in my daily nighttime routine, the soothing serum gets to be in my morning routine as well, but I personally prefer to only do Vit C when the sun has set, and there’s no danger of getting skin damage caused by the sun and Vitamin C, I’ve heard they don’t get along too well.

Hopefully this will have given you some insight to these products, so I’ll just move along to my favourite part of these posts. Yes darlings, you guessed it, it’s rating time!


Klairs Rich Moist Soothing Serum Rating:
Packaging: 8/10
Scent: 10/10
Texture: 9/10
Performance: 9/10
Overall: 9/10
This product gets:
🍋🍋🍋🍋🍋🍋🍋🍋🍋/ 10

Klairs Freshly Juiced Vitamin Drop Rating:
Packaging: 8/10
Scent: 6/10
Texture: 5/10
Performance: 7/10
Overall: 6/10
This product gets:
🍋🍋🍋🍋🍋🍋/ 10

Remember, this is my experience with this product, you might not have the same, and the product can work wonders for some, and be bad for some. Your Mileage May Vary, and we’re all different, you should always check the ingredient list and read about a product before purchasing it, but hey, no pressure!
So there you have it, ladies and gentlemen!
Next up from me will be a first impression on a product from a brand I’ve never tried before, I’m so excited!

Hope you liked this review, and have you tried any of these products?
Let me know!

Peace & Love
-Mocka

 

 

Newly arrived products!

Hi everyone!
I thought I’d drop by with a short and sweet post tonight, preparing you for the longer ones to come.

A while ago I decided that it was time for me to revamp my skin care routine! But in order to successfully do so, I’ll have to start testing untested products again. Oh, what fun!

So here’s a little sneak peek of the newly arrived products that are all getting in line to be eyeballed, sniffed, patted and smeared!

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All of these will be reviewed in a couple of weeks, but as usual, there will be first impressions well before that, so keep an eye out for those!
– Vicky ❤

Review; Purebess Galactomyces 80 Eye Cream

Hello darlings!

It’s safe to say that this review is a little overdue, but it is finally here!

Name: Purebess Galactomyces 80 Eye Cream
Product: Eye Cream
Good For: Fine lines, wrinkles, moisture,
Description:
There’s no need for an expensive high-end eye cream anymore with this affordable
high-quality eye cream! Galactomyces works not only to lock in moisture within
your skin but also to rid of any residues piled up in your pores and to remove
any signs of fine lines along your contours, delivering an overall effect of
a more translucent and naturally glowing skin!
Price:  6-11$ (Testerkorea, Ebay, Jolse)
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The facts about the cream haven’t changed since last, but the impression on the other hand..
I only used it for a week and a half, not going to lie, and yesterday I was contemplating if this belonged in the review or rant of the week section. That’s how little we got along in the end.. Which is a shame, because there’s a certain appeal when it comes to me and fermented ingredients, they’re supposed to be these mythical creatures of awesome, dedicating their life to help fix my skin issues. That’s the picture I have in my head at least, the truth is much less colorful and funny. But the fact that fermented ingredients are good guys helping you help your skin isn’t unfunny. Imagine regular ingredients with superpowers. There has to be some truth to this, considering that western skincare brands are slowly getting on that hype train.

Anyway, for those of you that haven’t read the first impression on this proudct, here is a link. For those of you that have, yes, there is a little copy-paste here and there, but I’ve made sure to sprinkle new opinions and thoughts almost everywhere!

As I mentioned in the earlier post, this one made it’s way to me because I was bored with the eye cream I already had. It didn’t really give me any visible results, and I was having unrealistic expectations of fireworks and no bag eyes, which says a lot only having tried one AB eye cream, but then again I’ve never been much for eye creams. Not only are they white, heavy and scream of grease and milia consistensy wise, but the ones I’ve tried feel heavy when I put them on, which instantly makes me fear that they’re going to clog my pores and make me break out in dance, or in big old pimples that want to live under my eyes forever.

So yes, let’s just get down to the experience of this product, shall we?

Packaging:
Simple and boring, but then again, not all manufacturers focus their marketing towards a fancy exterior, rather than a well working product. It does actually say “Pure Natural Skin Care” on the tube, so that’s their aim, I guess. 
Grey tube with a little shine to it, and a black little top. I do like the fact that it comes in a tube, for me it’s easier to get the right amount out and it’s more hygienic than a tub or jar.

Texture & Smell:
“It doesn’t really smell that much, but I’m still full of snot and everything not so nice so my nose can’t be trusted. I have however consulted with Mrs. Mother, and she describes it as a very subtle hint of peach/apricot. So basically it doesn’t really smell that much.
The consistency I would describe as white creamy goo, like any other eye cream basically.” <- Straight from the FI.
The texture is still the same, but my nose is up and not running again, so this time I can actually smell it myself, the wonders of the world, dudettes.
She was really good at sniffing out the faint odor of apricot, but there is also an underlying hint of something else, like mushrooms or warm pool water. Not a bad scent, but a little something other than the sweetness if you get my whiff.
It doesn’t smell like death, and the scent doesn’t linger, it disappears eventually, so we’re all good!

The cream itself spreads nicely and you’re left with a slightly dewy finish once the product has absorbed properly.
So it get’s an extra point, just for not being oily overload yuckness. But it kind of stops there.
It didn’t really have any competition in the performance department, considering that the guy he was running against really didn’t do anything noticeable, so why did you fail me, you galactic mice?!
We had a good thing going the first week, it hydrated and I like to think that he helped a little with the bags under my eyes, but this was not a relationship made to last.
When we were halfway through the second week I started noticing little annoying white bumps under my eyes, goddamnit. And we all know the hassle of getting rid of those things. For me it can take up to a month before they show signs of evacuating the premises, and let me tell you, it feels like years for an impatient soul like me.

I’m used to products failing me, so it didn’t come as a shock, but I have to admit that I was a bit bummed out. This eye cream was supposed to be my ride or die bitch, but instead it rode into the sunset and left me to die! Well, at least it felt like that, but I’m over it, I swear!
But this is only my experience with this product, I’m hoping that others have better results with it, because we don’t all have to be unlucky in the search for glowing healthy under eye skin!
I can also report that I have found something else that works like a gem, and I will have a post up and running about it later this week!

Rating:
Packaging: 6/10
Scent: 7/10
Texture: 7/10
Performance: 2/10
Overall: 4/10

This product gets:

🐭🐭🐭🐭  4/10

Remember, this is my experience with this product, you might not have the same, and the product can work wonders for some, and be bad for some, Your Mileage May Vary, and we’re all different, you should always check the ingredient list and read about a product before purchasing it, but hey, no pressure!

Have you tried this product?
Let me know!

 

Peace&Love
-Mocka

 

First Impression: Cosrx Ultimate Nourishing Rice Overnight Mask

Hello Darlings!

Sorry for being radio silent for a couple of days, I’ve been sniffing too many snails, and licking too much honey, so I had to take a little break!
But, I’m back with another first impression on what seems to be a favourite for a lot of you guys!

First off, I just have to say that it annoys me just looking at it. Not that I hate the product or anything, but this took almost 3 months before it arrived, so basically the seller annoys me. I had to message them several times before they even shipped the product. A-holes.

Anyway! Let’s talk rice!
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Name: Cosrx Ultimate Nourishing Rice Overnight Mask
Product: Sleeping mask
Good for: Brightening, hydrating, nourishing
Description: The Ultimate Nourishing Rice Overnight Spa Mask is designed with pure, natural ingredients for a gentle formula that effectively brightens, nourishes, and hydrates to transform dull, uneven skin tone into healthy, radiant skin. As a 3-in-1 mask, the Ultimate Nourishing Rice Overnight Spa Mask can be used as an overnight mask, a wash off mask, or even as a cream. Enjoy your beauty sleep the right way and pamper your skin today with the Ultimate Nourishing Rice Overnight Spa Mask !
Description borrowed from Wishtrend
Price: 12-16$ (Wishtrend, Jolse, Amazon, Ebay)
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Yet another Cosrx product, huh?
Yes! This was indeed one of the first products I purchased, the first sleeping mask in fact, but due to super slow sellers/shipping this fried rice didn’t show up until now.
Anyway, I swiftly made my way to the bathroom, slipped on my PJ’s and put this one to the test only hours after I had received it!

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Packaging:
Nice, simple, elegant. Typical Cosrx, in other words; cute little jar with a matching box. Sort of what you see is what you get kind of thing.
This is one of the things I like about both Cosrx and Mizon, simple packaging and good products, (give or take a few fails).

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Texture&Smell:
This doesn’t really smell much to be honest. I get this little whiff of sweet rice, but when applied to my face it slowly fades. Now, my nose might still be out of order, boogers and all, but for now I’ll stick to that description. Maybe it has dramatically changed when it’s time for the review.
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At first I was like, what, this consistency? Now, keep in mind that I’m used to the Laneige and the Tony Moly Panda, so I was expecting this cloudy gel cream looking thing, which it has hints of, but leans more to the creamy specter of the scale. Which makes a lot of sense when reading about it, this product triples as a moisturizer, a wash off and a sleeping pack, all depending on what you want to use it for!

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It’s super easy to apply, spreads nicely and doesn’t resemble sticky rice, which is nice!
And when it soaks in you’re left with a dewy finish, just my cup of tea! Or bowl of rice.
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So after 5-6 minutes you’re left with this. Of course when I apply it before bedtime I usually spread on a generous layer, brush my teeth, dance around a little bit, and then think about making my way to bed, so the soaking usually takes a bit longer.
I have still to try this as both a wash off and a moisturizer, but if my skin doesn’t totally ragequit on this bowl of yum, I’ll try it. Maybe not at the same time, but fear not, this product will be thoroughly tested, sniffed, applied in a various amount of ways and almost eaten, so that the review will cover all the little grains of this little bad boy!

But so far I like this product. Fingers crossed that my skin loves carbs as much as I do!

Have you tried it?
Let me know!

Peace&Love

-Mocka

Rant of the week; Bad fruit & Bed Linen

Hello darlings!

It’s Monday, which means that I get to rant about yet another product that didn’t quite make it! I just love a good rant, it’s almost as enjoyable as a good sheet mask.
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So today we’re gonna talk about an emulsion that I really wanted to love, but didn’t love me. Hate when that happens.
Remember when I wrote a first impression about it? Click here to read it.   🙂
And yes, you guessed correctly, the pictures used in this post are the same as I used in the first impression, yay, recycling!

Facts first:
Name: Skinfood Premium Peach Cotton Emulsion
Product: Emulsion
Good For: Moisture, Sebum control.
Description: An essence-type moisturizing lotion that replenishes insufficient essential moisture, while forming a smooth barrier and leaving a soft finish to create clean and moist skin. Calamine Powder Pink Bloom™ absorbs unnecessary sebum to create supple skin like a peach without oiliness.
Price: 12-15$ (Ebay, Jolse)

I’m telling you guys, this bastard is a spawn of the fruitdevil. My oh my, why did I ever purchase you?
Well, we started on well, the product smelled great and gave promises that were realistic. It did deliver, at first.
My face just adored this the first couple of days, we got along just fine and I started believing that it could be the start of a long and healthy relationskin. Boy, how wrong was I?
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At first I really loved this product, when I got over the fact that it smelled like acid tripping peaches that actually would like to be candy rather than an extract in a skin care product.
It gave moisture, but never really controlled the sebum, which didn’t really come as a big surprise, considering that it’s a bastard peach.
After a couple of days I started noticing that small bumps made their way to the surface on my forehead, my dear precious forehead that at this point looked like it had been kissed by a herpes infected angel. Which caught me by surprise considering I’ve never had any problems with my forehead, until now.
At first I wanted to blame it on my lack of oil cleansing, but then again, I wasn’t wearing makeup at the time, so I didn’t really see the point of oil cleansing. Anyways, I started double cleansing again to see if it would help the problem, but when it didn’t go away I started to suspect the peach, which was the only new thing I’d added to my skincare routine. So I stopped using it, and my forehead slowly started to clear up, so I drew the conclusion that this pink peach is indeed one rotten piece of fruit.
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I’m just gonna put it out there that it blows that our short fruity affair didn’t work out, because I just love the smell of peach, j’adore!
So for now I’m going to stick with my dear Peach Sake Pore Serum which gives me my daily peach fix.
BUT, I will try this product again when I’m done testing the other newbies in my routine, hopefully I’ve been sorely mistaken when it comes to this product, and we can be lifelong friends and have long rides on the beach on our unicorns and picnics in the park until sundown. I highly friggin doubt it, but hey, optimism!

So that’s all I have on this juicy bump creating bastard, have you tried it?
Let me know!

Peace&Love

-Mocka

The April Empties!

Hello darlings!

We’re approaching May, which means it’s time to share what my silky smooth hands managed to empty during the course of April!
And by approaching I mean it’s already started, because I’m a bit slow and it’s already past midnight, three cheers for Miss Procrastinator!

I can’t say that I’ve emptied a whole lot, but I do have four items that are running low and will be gone before we hit the middle of the month, which means that the May post will be long and lovely!

Anyway, here’s what I finished and my thoughts about the products!

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Pictured:
Tonymoly Pokemon Sheet Mask Pack Isanghessi Green tea
Innisfree It’s Real Squeeze; Green Tea, Shea Butter, Pomegranate
Elizavecca Milky Piggy Silky Creamy Donkeysteam Cream Mask Pack
Mizon Multi Function Formula Snail Repair Eye Cream
Tonymoly Panda’s Dream White Sleeping Pack

Innisfree is as you can tell a good representative this month, which totally makes sense considering I bought 15 sheet masks from the same line last month.

So how did I enjoy these products you ask?
Well, let me tell you, young padawan!

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Tonymoly Panda’s Dream White Sleeping Pack:
Firstly, the sleeping pack I still adore, I have reviewed it and still stand by what I wrote, click here to read it. It’s light and nice, spreads evenly and you wake up with a smooth, plump face. What more can a girl ask for? Will I repurchase? Absolutely!

Mizon Multi Function Formula Snail Repair Eye Cream:
I don’t know where to begin with it, I think it does it’s job, doesn’t give me breakouts and contains one of my favourite ingredients; SNAAAAAILS. *insert snail emoticon x1000 here*
But how does one know if an eye cream works wonders? I haven’t noticed any amazeballs dramatical changes, but then again, I’ve been preoccupied with the rest of my face, so it works fine, not an eye opener when it comes to eye creams, nor the tube of doom that makes you see red. These eye puns are really killing me you guys!
Will I repurchase? Probably, in the lack of the perfect eye cream this will do for now!

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Innisfree It’s Real Squeeze; Green Tea, Shea Butter, Pomegranate:
So, I just stuffed all these three together. I thought I’d give a detailed review when I’ve tried them all, but so far the Shea Butter is my favourite, it hydrates, doesn’t give off a weird scent and does it’s job!
The green tea one does the bare minimum, maybe it hydrates, who knows? But there’s no change in my skin after usage and it’s slimy like a toddler’s snot. Not for me.
The pomegranate, quite alright, would probably use this again when I’ve been playing around with too many products and need an immediate soothing mask. This shit good, yaaz.

Tonymoly Pokemon Sheet Mask Pack Isanghessi Green tea
Yuck, do I really have to write about it?
It annoyed my skin more than words can describe. The essence dripped everywhere, and when I finally took it off, my neck and chest were covered in it. Didn’t really hit a homerun for me, but the packaging is cute.
Repurchase? Nah.

Elizavecca Milky Piggy Silky Creamy Donkeysteam Cream Mask Pack
I still love the ridiculously long name of this mask, but the content I could’ve probably lived happily without. Firstly the essence is a thick cream, the smell is quite a lot considering you’re stuck with it for 10-20 minutes, and there’s just a dash of donkey milk in it! WHAT? I paid good money for some sweet sweet YEE-HAW milk, and this is what I get? To be honest I have no idea if the milk is sweet, but it sounded better so..
Repurchase? I’d rather buy pure goat milk and pour it all over myself.


So that’s it for today!
What’s your empties this month?

Peace&Love

-Mocka

 

 

First Impression: Kailijumei Lipstick

Hello Darlings!
Sorry for being radio silent for a little while, I’ve spent so much time hauling, reading and breathing K-beauty that I had to make room in my schedule for sleep, food, and Mr.Boyfriend. I’m not the best at multitasking in other words, or time management it seems.
Anyways! I’m back, with a first impression on what has to be the prettiest thing I’ve bought so far!
We’re talking fancy pansy rose gold,  flower inside shit!

So this has been mentioned before, when I’d just ordered it, and let me tell you the hype is real! I’ve tried it out two days in a row now, and I must say, it’s not only fancy, it actually lasts long, and the color, not my first choice, is kinda starting to grow on me!

I just can’t get over the fact that it’s this pretty, LOOK AT IT GODDAMNIT!
Anyway, let’s just get down to cold hard pink facts!
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Name: Kailijumei Pixie Rose Lipstick
Shade: Dream Purple (They all turn a shade of pink, the name is for the flower inside)
Product: Lipstick
Good for: Looking fab and moisturizing your lips!
Price: 18$

Dudes, this has actual gold leaves and a flower inside, just for that they get extra points in my book!
So it’s pretty on the outside, but what about the product itself?

I’ve used it two times now, both times has had a duration of 6 hours give or take, and the color sticks evenly throughout the day,  you might want to add a dash here and there, because the whole lipstick feeling fades, and you’re left with a tint of color, it doesn’t really smudge too bad, and you don’t end up with an involuntary lip liner with no dazzle, which is good!
I’ve even managed to squeeze in a selfie this time, but only of my old, wrinkly looking lips!
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This is after 3 hours use, and i’m still rocking it!

So far I can absolutely recommend it, but check in with me in a month or two, just to get an up to date version!

Only thing I don’t like about it is the fact that there is very little product, so you don’t really get your money’s worth, and it takes a bit of product to get good color, but then again, it stays pretty all day long! (if you have 6 hour shifts that is.)

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Did I mention there’s a flower inside?

That’s what I have on it so far. I like it a lot, probably so much that I’ll purchase a different flower when this one’s gone, but there is a few different styles, so you don’t actually have to pay 18 bucks for it. The regular models will cost you around 8-11$ depending on where you purchase it from, just make sure that the seller is legit, so you don’t end up with a fake. God knows how your lips will react to that.

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Omg, this lipstick!

Let me know if you’ve tried this, or have any other liptastic products to recommend!

Peace&Love

-Mocka