July empties!

Hey everyone!

In today’s post I’ll be taking you through the skin care products that are either empty as we speak, or running very low.

So let’s get to it!

The Multi Function Formula Snail Repair Intensive Ampoule from Mizon   ↓
Okay, I’ll be honest. This bad boy has been close to empty for some time now, but I took a break from it a while back and recently started using it again. Well, the little that was left. ANYWAY. It’s completely empty now, and I’m considering repurchasing it! If you’re interested in Mocka’s review on the product, you’ll find it here!

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Photo borrowed from Google.

The Moistfull Collagen Water Jelly Cream from Etude House   ↓
This is a great little cream if you want something cheap that will last a long time, smells lovely, and last but not least; takes it’s job of moisturizing quite seriously. You can read my review on it here! I’ve finished about 7 tubs of this gel cream, and although it’s not FANTASTIC, it’s great for the price! Definetely a repurchase for me.

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The Multi Function Formula Snail Repair Eye Cream from Mizon   ↓

I’ve had two or three tubes of this little gel, and now that I’ve emptied the most recent one, I know that I will repurchase! I’m not sure how effective it is, but I love it’s thin consistency and gentle cooling effect. And I just think that it’s a great little eye cream to have on hand. Plus it’s mega cheap!

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Photo borrowed from Google.

The Jeju Lava Seawater Boosting Ampoule from Innisfree   ↓
Now, this little sh*t didn’t exactly last long before the “Repurchase or not?-question” became real! The thing is, when it arrived, about one third of the product just wasn’t there, and then, about a week ago, me being the idiot that I am, managed to knock it over TWICE in about 7,5 seconds. So, yeah. But I do like the product and I might repurchase it. You’ll find my first impression here. Lol, you know you’ve messed up when you spill the remaining half of a product down the sink before you get your review out.

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The Jeju Horse Oil Soothing Gel Cream from The Saem   ↓
Oh my Gosh. I just love this one. I’m usually not a fan of body lotions but this has seriously impressed my balls off. It absorbs into the skin like a dream, leaving it soothed, moisturized and smelling delish! After application the skin has a natural glow and doesn’t feel sticky or oily when touched. Score! I don’t use it every day or night, but whenever I’m going out and my arms/legs are showing, I put some on. Bye bye dry patches, hello amaze! If you’re interested in the first impression, you’ll find it here.

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So that’s it for my July empties! Hope you enjoyed 🙂

– Vicky  ❤

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First Impression; Scinic Propolis 95 Ampoule

Hello darlings!

This week I took to Instagram to see what you lovelies would like to read about, cuz you know, I wanna be hip and one of the cool kids, jk, I’m already awesome.
But this is the product that most of you are curious about, so without further ado, let’s talk propolis!

(if you look really hard, you’ll discover that my little friend Mr.Snail is photobombing this collage)

Name: Scinic Propolis 95 Ampoule
Product: Ampoule
Good for: pore care, anti aging, anti inflammatory, firming, moisturizing.
Description: Bee Propolis is a natural antioxidant buzzing with nutrients and minerals that regenerate cells and renew skin. This ampoule is chock full of Propolis, more than most skincare products out there, leaving you with firm, clear, and healthy skin. Use a few drops a day, and you’ll believe all the buzz around this beehive of youth.
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Price: 14$ (Ebay)
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This is just so pretty, I adore the container, with the tinted glass and a decadent silver dropper, yum!

So, if you’ve been around the internet, you’ll notice the buzz about propolis, and how it’s supposed to be the bees knees, well, they weren’t wrong!
This little sucker is so far one of my favourite newbies, but let’s bee real, I’ve only tried it three times, and most of this love comes from the fact that it hasn’t broken me out yet!

Anyway…

Packaging:
Comes in a cute yellow box with that silver logo, simple, sleek, elegant!
The bottle/container itself is gorgeous, heavy and made of glass, a hygienic dropper, and the tinted glass, did I mentioned how classy this queen bee is?

Texture & Smell:
It’s heavy packed with propolis and not quite as runny as I thought it would be, it’s jiggle friendly, so you can do the skincare dance while applying it, spreads out nicely, but takes a little bit of time to absorb, at first it was kind of sticky, which left me with this buzzing fear that I would end up being a sweet sticky mess, but no worries, after a while it soaks in beautifully, and leaves your skin dewy and plump!
Scent wise it smells clean, I was expecting this heavy honey goodness, maybe based on the fact that the Banila Co. Essence stick smells of pure honey, but I was everything but disappointed when I discovered that this has a faint floral scent, or natural if you will.
Let’s just say that I love it, but I have no idea which words to use, to describe the scent.


So there you have it, so far so good!
I bought this solely based on hype, and the fact that this is supposed to have anti inflammatory super bee powers, and that it’s good for acne prone skin!
I have high hopes for this buzzing little ampoule, and will be putting it to the test, i’ve had no negative reactions to it so far, and that usually indicates that my skin is going to get along just fine with this product, but one can never be too sure, my face has a tendency to be one devious motherbleeper, trolling me one breakout at a time.

I will be back with a buzzin full review after having put this to the full on honey smelling sniff, apply and roll in it test.

Remember, what works for me, might not work for you, YMMV.
So I’d recommend always taking a closer look at the product before purchasing, unless you’re like me, weak for pretty packaging and cute names.
But for clarification, that almost never works out, my skin likes nice ingredients, and doesn’t really care about pink & shiny.

Have you tried this product?
Let me know!

Peace&Love

-Mocka

First impression: Innisfree Jeju Lava Seawater Boosting Ampoule

Hey guys!

The time has come to share my first thoughts on a product that was completely new to me only a few weeks ago. I’m talking about the Innisfree Jeju Lava Seawater Boosting Ampoule! This is supposed to be a hydrating product, and hydration is something my skin is in desperate need of.
As you might know; I’ve been searching for the perfect moisturizing cream for ages now. I’ve been trying cheap ones, expensive ones and everything in between without any luck. So recently (probably a couple months ago) I thought it was time for me to purchase more hydrating products aswell. After all, what’s the point in applying a good moisturizer if there isn’t any hydration in the skin to begin with? ANYWAY, that is why I ended up buying the Juju Lava Seawater Boosting Ampoule from Innisfree, along with the Supple Preparation Facial Toner from Klairs. I’m not quite there yet, but I’m going to have to start somewhere, right?

Let’s get to it   ↓

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The basics   ↓
Product type: Ampoule
Purpose: Hydration
Step in skin care routine: After toner, before heavier/thicker products
Price (Ebay): 19.65 USD

More details   ↓

Colour: Clear.
Scent: Barely there scent. Smells of something, but hardly noticable.
Consistency: Very thin and runny. Spreads out quite nicely.
Appearance on the skin: After application you’re left with a satin finish.
Feeling on the skin: Feels pleasant on the skin, absorbs quickly.
Container: Beautiful dark blue glass bottle with silver writing on it.
Dispenser: Dropper. Hygienic!
Packaging: Blue and white themed box.

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I’ve actually used the Innisfree Jeju Lava Seawater Boosting Ampoule a few times now (yep, more than once, shame on me!) and I think I actually quite like it so far. The product is very thin and I love watery skin care products, cause I find that they absorb into my skin like a dream. And afterwards my face always looks and feels refreshed and healthy. What girl doesn’t want that?! When it comes to doing what it claims, which is to hydrate the skin, I’ll have to give this product another week or two, but so far I’m enjoying it   🙂

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And remember; I always recommend taking a closer look at any new product before purchasing it, just in case you’re allergic or sensitve to one or more of the ingredients. Personally I always check before buying a new product, because I know my skin is of the extra vulnerable type as I do have dehydrated combination skin with acne prone areas. You can find the ingredients, what they are and what they do at CosDna.

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As with any other product I put to the test, I’ll be back with a full review on the Innisfree Jeju Lava Seawater Boosting Ampoule in a couple of weeks, if not before. It really all depends on how good or bad my skin takes to said product. But I must say that I have a rather good feeling about this ampoule, and although I’m not sure how effective it is yet, I highly doubt that it will give me any trouble! Just how I like it.

So that’s it for my “first” impression on this ampoule! I Hope you found it helpful. And please let me know if you’ve tried it and in that case; what you think of it!

Vicky

Today’s arrivals!

Hey guys!

So today I found a load of products waiting for me in my letter box! Oh, happy day! I ordered all of them around the same date so it’s not a suprise that so many came at the same time, but it still feels amazing to get my hands on them all, MUHAHAHA! (And that sounds a bit creepy). *Cough* ANYWAY, everyday there’s a package (or nine) in my letter box is a good day! Like I’ve said before; it feels like Christmas every single time! Now, I bet you’re all jumping out of your chairs, eager to find out what I recieved today, so let’s start off with the make up   ↓

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Here we have the Holika Holika Heartful Chiffon Cream Lipstick in the colour Almond Choux, the Peripera Rouge Pang Lipstick #PP08, the Play 101 Stick (Contour Duo) and the Etude House Dr. Mascara Fixer Super Longlash eyelash primer.

Can’t wait to try them all tomorrow. Well, at least three out of four, as I don’t have two sets of lips (well…)!

ANYWAY, moving on to the skin care products   ↓

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And here we have the Banila Co. Clean It Zero Purity Cleansing Balm, the Innisfree Jeju Lava Seawater Boosting Ampoule and the Klairs Supple Preparation Facial Toner.

I’ve already tried the toner and the ampoule tonight, and tomorrow I’ll also try the cleansing balm! So excited! Fingers crossed.

Here all of the products that arrived today are pictured together just like a little k-beauty family   ↓

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Ah, the beauty.

And of course the empty boxes, lols   ↓

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Look at all those empty shells!

Stay tuned for more products as they keep coming in! In other words; I’m still waiting for a few other newbies, and if I wasn’t, I would order MORE. Heh. Anyway, I’m very excited to recieve them, especially one of them. Can you guess which product I’m talking about?

And I will of course come back with first impressions – and later on full reviews on all of the products mentioned in this post, as I do with every product I purchase!

Vicky ❤

Today’s mini haul!

Hey guys!

I’ve just bought myself four new products, none of which I’ve tried before. Needless to say; I’m very excited and can’t wait to find them in my letter box! As you might be able to tell, I’m not very big on mega hauls. I prefer to shop for the products I want/need in smaller ammounts, and more frequent. Just how I like it!

Here are the products   ↓

Innisfree Orchid Eye Cream:
I bought this product because my current eye cream (Mizon Multi Function Formula Snail Repair Eye Cream) is running very low, and I wanted to try a new one. I’m not unhappy with the Mizon, I’ve just heard great things about the Innisfree Orchic Eye Cream and I’ve been meaning to give that one a try for ages!

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Scinic Honey All In One Ampoule:
This is another Holy Grail product for many, and that’s why I bought it. It really is as simple as that! Just like the Orchid Eye Cream from Innisfree, I’ve only heard good things about this ampoule, so when I discovered that my current ampoule is nearly empty, I naturally threw the Scinic Honey All In One Ampoule in my basket and ran for the hills! Did I mention that according to CosDna this product has very few irritants?

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Etude House Pure Water Baobab Moist Cream:
I first heard about this product through Mocka, which (I think) read about it in a Holy Grail Thread on Reddit. I think…
The Pure Water Baobad Moist Cream from Etude House is from what I understand a gel type cream. I already have enough of these, and I should really focus my energy on finding an actualy creamy cream that will get along with my skin. BUT I’ve heard great things about it, and CosDna says it’s a peach! In other words: I just have to try it!

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The Saem Jeju Horse Oil Soothing Gel Cream:
When it comes to this product in particular there’s really not too much to say at the moment. There’s no information about it on CosDna, and usually I wouldn’t buy a product that’s not listed on there. However, I read a few reviews on it and quite a few people seem to really like it! Yes, it’s another gel cream. BUT from what I understand, this product is a slightly heavier gel type cream. AND it’s not clear but white-ish, which could mean that this provides more moisture than the usual clear gel cream. There’s only one way to find out; I’m going to put it to the test!

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What’s more?

I’m still waiting for a few packages I ordered a couple of weeks ago, but I have a feeling that at least one of them will arrive today or tomorrow! It’s past due! The product I’m taking about is Tonymoly’s The Fresh Phytoncide Pore Gel Cream   ↓

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When it comes to this product, I wasn’t completely sure if I needed it. As I mentioned before I already own enough gel creams. However, I know my skin really loves gel type creams as opposed to the more heavy, white, creamy creams, and the one I’ve been using as a day time moisturizer for ages now (the Etude House Moistfull Collagen Water Jelly Cream) just isn’t moisturizing enough. So that’s how I came to look for another alternative, and The Fresh Phytoncide Pore Gel Cream from Tonymoly had great reviews. Plus according to CosDna, this baby has NONE irritants or acne triggers. Of course you can never be sure with any product until you’ve tried it, but I do have high hopes for this bad boy!
The rest of the products are due very soon! I’m taking about the Etude House Curl Fix Long Lash Mascara, the Innisfree Green Tea Seed Serum, the Mamonde Happy & Smart Cleansing Tissues and the Skinfood Aloe Watery Sun Water Gel   ↓

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If you want to know why I purchased these products you can read about it in this post.

So there you have it! A little update on the products I’m expecting to arrive very soon, and the ones that will arrive in a couple of weeks! Stay tuned for first impressions and reviews of these products in the near future.

Vicky ❤

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Review; Mizon Snail Repair Intensive Ampoule

Hello darlings!
Here is the review of my slimy sweetheart, Mr. Snail, as promised!

This review is in no shape or form sponsored. These are my words and honest opinions.

Name: Mizon (Multi Functional Formula) Snail Repair Intensive Ampoule
Product: Ampoule
Manufacturers description:  “The Snail Repair Intensive Ampoule; another exciting formulation featuring our favorite hero ingredients, snail mucin, in a concentrated serum! Formulated with 80% of the ever famous snail filtrate, this serum has the same properties as Mizon’s other snail products, which are valued for helping to reduce the appearance of acne scarring, fine lines, and troubled skin. Packed with other active ingredients like hydrating hyaluronic acid and antioxidant rich cocoa, this product applies to the skin silky smooth and leaves it feeling revived.”
Good for: Reducing acne scarring, blurring fine lines, dealing with troubled skin and moisture.
Price: 12-17$ (Amazon, Ebay, Jolse)
CosDna

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80% Snail, you guys! This ampoule has for me been a miracle worker, I’ve used it for a little over two weeks, but the difference is there, my acne scars are slowly starting to fade, I haven’t had any major breakouts and my skin just feels happy for once!

So lets get down to the slimy details!

Directions:
Apply after cleanser, toner, and essence. Pat onto skin in upward and outward motions until fully absorbed. Follow up with moisturizer or sheet mask depending on what you feel like!
Also, this is really one of those “a litte goes a long way” products, take a little drop at a time, you don’t want to be slimy for the rest of the day because you just can’t get enough of it, trust me on this one. I might have been a little slimy the first few times I tried this gem.

Texture & Smell:
It doesn’t really smell that much, I mean, it’s 80% snail, how in the heck are they going to fit in tons of scents without ruining the beauty of it being natural and non irritant?
I don’t mind it being odorless, more room for the glorious peach smell I get from this little serum I’ve reviewed earlier; Peach Perfect.
Texture wise it’s a bit on the slimy side, but not runny, so you can easily dance around while having this on your hand, without spilling it.
For those times your jam comes on the radio while you’re caring for your skin.
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Sorry for the manly hands, it’s not maybelline, I’m born with it!
This is the product right out of the container, has a slight yellow/orange hue but barely noticeable.
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Spreads evenly and shines bright like a diamond!

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Soaks into the skin in just under a minute! Now, I didn’t time it, but I would guess in about 37.6 seconds? Give or take.

Container:
This comes in a brown glass container, it’s simple, no fuss and does it’s job. I think it’s perfect for this product, simple and honest.
Comes with the classic dropper, which makes it easier to get the right dosage, cause you don’t wanna overdose on snail, I mean come on!
It’s also hygienic, and we do appreciate both the easy and the hygienic!
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So what do I feel about it?
If you’re blessed with scars without being called scarface and kinda don’t want them, you should try this product. I’m not claiming it to be a magical godsend product, but it will perhaps help you on the road to foundation-free days where you can just slap on some eyeliner and mascara and not hate yourself when you leave the house. Yay, right?
If your skin also happens to be the place where sebum likes to build vacation homes this might help, this little snailbuddy has been nothing but kind to my skin, and I haven’t experienced a single breakout or increase in whiteheads/blackheads as long as I’ve used it. So maybe it doesn’t rid you of them, but it sure as hell doesn’t call all it’s sebum friends to tell them that your face is open for business.
As for the whole fine lines I can’t say much, basically because my face has yet to discover these lines, so maybe it’s helping prevent them? No one can say for sure. It probably moisturizes a bit, I can neither deny or verify that it does, based on the simple fact that I do use moisturizer after the ampoule, which I think all of us do.

Overall?

As said earlier in this post, I really like this product, it’s simple, helps tackle the problems I wanted assistance with, it has a very affordable price, and when I’m 90% certain that this will last for quite some time it’s even better! I will probably repurchase this unless I find another product that works better for me. But for now this snail can live safely in my routine!

Rating:

Packaging: 8/10 
Scent: 8/10 ( what should I rate something that doesn’t smell?)
Texture: 9/10
Performance: 9/10
Overall: 7/10
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That’s what I had to say about this product!
Have you tried it? Let me know what you think about it ❤

– Mocka

My night time skin care routine!

 

Hey guys! 🙂
This post will be on my current night time skin care routine. Keep in mind that I’m always buying and trying new products, so my skin care regimen WILL evolve with time. This is just personally what works for me. I do like some of the products better than others. In other words; I’m still tweeking my night time routine, as I’m not completely happy with it and I know I can do better 😀

 

So let’s get to it!

Usually my first step will be cleansing my face with the COSRX Low pH Good Morning Gel Cleanser, as I don’t wear make up every day. IF I’m wearing make up I start with TheFaceShop’s Rice Water Bright Cleansing Oil, to be sure to melt all the make up and gunk off my face before going in with the gel cleanser  ↓

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Then it’s time for a toner. I use the Etude House Wonder Pore Freshner  ↓

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After this I apply my Innisfree Green Tea Seed Serum  ↓

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Then I slap on my COSRX Galactomyces 95 Whitening Power Essence  ↓

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The next step is my Mizon Multi Function Formula Snail Repair Intensive Ampoule  ↓

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Next up would be a moisturizer. At the moment I’m using the Earth’s Recipe Moisture Bound Cream (which I did a first impression on)  ↓

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As I’m moving towards the end of my night time routine, I apply my Mizon Multi Function Formula Snail Repair Eye Cream  ↓

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And last but not least; I slap on a sleeping pack. The one I use is the Laneige Water Sleeping Mask. I don’t use it every night, probably twice a week ↓

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And that, my friends, is my current night time skin care routine! Some of these products have been in my routine longer than others, so I’m still kind of in the middle of testing the “newcomers” out, and finding out what i like – or don’t like about them. I will be back with reviews on all of the products listed in this night time routine, one by one! Also, as mentioned before, I’m waiting for more newcomers to drop into my letter box, HO-HO-HO! Which means more products being put to the test, more reviews and possibly more tweeking 😀

 

Vicky ❤

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