The Big BB Cream Battle Part 2!

Hello darlings!

Yes, you read the headline right, today I’m continuing the adventure of the BB cream battle!
If you haven’t read part 1 yet, go check it out right now!
Last time I reviewed the Missha BB cream, and today I’m taking on the Holika Holika one!
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Let’s just get down to business, shall we?

Name: Holika Holika Petit BB Clearing
Product: BB cream
Good For: Pore care, cover imperfections, sooth skin
Description:Clear those pores while getting beautifully smooth coverage! Holika Holika’s  Clearing Petit BB Cream is the answer for your troubled, sensitive skin. Infused with blemish-preventing Tea Tree Oil, redness is reduced and irritated pimples are soothed. It’s also specially formulated with sebum-absorbing powder to control excessive oil production, a common issue for those of us with troubled and sensitive skin. The smooth and natural-looking finish helps to perfectly cover any imperfections for a flawless finish!
Price: 5$ (ebay) Basically, this is dirt cheap
Cosdna

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Packaging:
This actually came on it’s own, just wrapped in plastic, fair enough, considering it only sets you back 5 bucks.
It’s an eye pleasing blue color, or so I think, each to it’s own I guess.
Basically it’s a nice little tube of skin goodness.

Texture & Scent:
Again, I said this in my previous post, how does one define the texture of a BB cream?
Anyone who has ever tried a BB cream, or even a foundation for that matter knows the consistency, not runny, but not as solid as a heavy white cream.
It doesn’t really have a distinguished scent.
There I was, biting my nails, pulling my hair, waiting for this monster of sniffiness to arrive, the god of tea tree ugghness, with the tremble of a thousand leaves I sat patiently and afraid, but when it finally arrived, I was pleasantly surprised! And that almost never happens. Forever a grumpy cat.
Application:
Application, really?

I use a sponge for this one as well as any other foundation/BB cream I put on.
At first I really thought this was going to be way dark, but hurray, it’s not!
It blends well with my skin and is easy to apply, it just glides smoothly across my face.
Now, when I’ve applied it, it sinks in pretty fast, but it is indeed a little darker than my skin tone, this is something I’ve always had a problem with when it comes to every single foundation/ BB cream, I’m just to fair to get a match. Unless I sign up for match.com, or maybe tinder just to stay hip. Lawd, this humor.
Anyway, to get this to fit my skin tone I apply setting powder on top, just dab it on, at it lightens the BB cream slightly so that I don’t get that awful “I only sunbathed my face this summer and covered the rest of my body” Look.

So that’s the good old info, what are my thoughts on it so far, you ask?
So far I’m enjoying this BB cream a lot, it’s one of the first that doesn’t make me break out in annoying little spots, that never really wants to go away.
It doesn’t feel heavy or greasy, and sinks in pretty nicely, if you ask me.
Only thing I don’t like about it is that I can’t get it in another shade, that it’s standardized, I mean come on, not everybody has the same skin tone, and I really want a product that gives me that good to go look without using any extra magical little things.
But I do love it at the same time, so I will continue using it!

Rating:
Packaging: 7/10
Scent: 7/10
Texture: 8/10
Performance: 7/10
Coverage: 7/10
Total Score: 7/10

This product gets:

💄💄💄💄💄💄💄 7/10

So that’s it on this little gem so far, next up on my agenda is the last part of the battle, the comparison of the two, and of course the winner, and why it won!
Stay tuned!

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

 

Review: Banila Co. Clean It Zero – Purity

Hello everyone!

It’s time for me to share my thoughts – and all over experience with a product that I’ve already included in an “experiment sort of comparison type of post”, but not yet fully reviewed. So that’s what we’re doing now!

I’m talking about the Banila Co. Clean It Zero – Purity, which I’ve been using for about three weeks now. This product is a balm type cleansing oil that you’re supposed to use at the first step of your evening skin care routine, followed by your favourite foam – or gel cleanser. In other words, this product is meant to be the first part of a double cleansing routine!

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There are several different cleansing oils in the Clean It Zero series, but I chose the Purity as it is catered towards sensitive and troubled skin, and that’s totally me. Yay! Other than the “Purity”, there’s also a “Classic”, a “Radiance” and a “Resveratrol” in the same line!

If you’ve followed this blog for a while, you probably know that I usually post a first impression on a product after i’ve tested a product once, AND a review a couple of weeks later, after the product in question has been properly tested. In this case, I didn’t do a first impression, however, you can if you’re interested read Mocka’s first impression on the Clean It Zero – Radiance here.

Without further ado; let’s get on to the actual review   ↓

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The basics   ↓
Product: Cleansing oil.
Type: Balm type.
Purpose: Dissolve and remove makeup and impurities from the skin.
Suitable for: Sensitive skin.
Step in skin care routine: First.
Price (Ebay): 18.97 USD

More details   ↓
Colour: Cream-ish.
Scent: Pleasant, clean and fresh scent with a hint of herbal (maybe eucalyptus?)
Consistency: Semi thick balm, similar to Cocosa (coco nut oil). Spreads out with ease.
Appearance on the skin: Oily, as expected!
Feeling on the skin: Feels quite rich and luxurious on the skin.
Container: Turqoise/mint themed plastic tub with metal lid. Looks very nice, indeed.
Packaging: Same as container. Spatula included.

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So what do I like about the Banila Co. Clean It Zero – Purity?
I love the fact that the Clean It Zero – Purity is a balm type oil cleanser and that it therefore comes in a tub, as opposed to a container with a pump, which is less travel friendly and in my opinion more messy in general. I also like the scent and the texture of the oil after it has transformed from a solid balm to a liquid form oil! Another fantastic thing about this cleansing oil is that it dosen’t break me out or give me any kinds of trouble. And last but not least, it does a great job of dissolving and removing my everyday makeup!

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And what are the cons?
The only cons I can think of is that this product does sting a tiny bit if it gets in your eyes (but not nearly as much as for example the Rice Water Bright Light Cleansing Oil from The Face Shop), and you have to apply it twice and really work with it before it will break down makeup with a stronger lasting power than your average day-to-day makeup. If you want to see how both of these cleansing oils performed on makeup swatches, you’ll find my comparison post here.

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Conclusion
If the Clean It Zero – Purity didn’t sting at all when it gets in my eyes, AND if it was able to dissolve and remove more hardcore – and waterproof makeup in just one go, instead of two, it would totally get top marks from me, and I would love it forever. Although that’s not the case, I still love it, because it works for me and I’m not a hardcore makeup wearer. In other words; I can’t say that it sucks, because after all, it caters to my needs. However, people who wear more long-lasting makeup, for example liquid lipsticks and waterproof eyeliners – and mascaras, might not think that the Clean It Zero – Purity is quite good enough. Also, it might be worth mentioning that people with a very sensitive sense of smell might find this product’s scent a bit overbaring. I for one really like it! Definetely a repurchase for me   🙂

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Rating   ↓
Colour: 10/10
Scent: 7/10
Consistency: 10/10
Feeling on the skin: 10/10
Makeup dissolving/removing: 8/10
Container: 10/10
Price: 8/10

Overall   ↓
🐨🐨🐨🐨🐨🐨🐨🐨🐨  
9/10

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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 sensitive 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.” -Myself, lol

So that’s it for my review on the Clean It Zero – Purity from Banila Co! As per usual, I hope you found it a bit helpful or at least enjoyed reading it for some other reason! Please let me know if you’ve tried this product and if so; what your experience with it was/is.  😀


Vicky 

Comparison: Two cleansing oils

Hello everyone!

So on Tuesday I Instagrammed a photo of the Banila Co. Clean It Zero – Purity and The Face Shop’s Rice Water Bright Light Cleansing Oil, saying that I was doing a little experiment on the two (test + comparison), as well as reviewing the Clean It Zero – Purity, and that a post about this hopefully would be up on the blog the day after. As you might have noticed, that didn’t exactly go to plan. It turned out that a post featuring both the review, the experiment and the comparison would not only be a bit messy and unorganized, but also very big. So I dicided to break the monsterous post into two parts: the review by itself and the experiment/comparison by itself, making it easier for me to do both posts justice, and more pleasant for you guys to read. In other words; today you’ll get to see the experiment and read my comparison on the two cleansing oils, whilst the review on the Clean It Zero – Purity will be available on the blog in a couple of days!

 

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Banila Co. Clean It Zero – Purity VS. The Face Shop Rice Water Bright Light Cleansing Oil!


Many of you have probably already seen K-beauty Youtubers test cleansing oils on makeup swatches, and that’s what I’ll be doing today. The only difference is that I don’t own seventy-three different cleansing oils, I only have two on hand. But that’s how I usually like to operate.Whenever I find a skin care product I like, even almost love, I’ll still be open to testing out a newbie for the same step, just incase I stumble across something even better. And that’s also the case here. I bought the Rice Water Bright Light Cleansing Oil back in the day when I was completely new to AB. I enjoyed it a lot and even repurchased it. But is that a good enough reason to stop there? Not try anything another? No. And here we are, with the Rice Water Bright Light Cleansing Oil’s opponent: the Clean It Zero – Purity!  

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“Which one of these cleansing oils is better at dissolving and removing makeup?” is without a doubt the million dollar question here. But before we move onto that, there are a few other things about these products that need comparing:

Price
Although comparing a dirt cheap product to a more high-end expensive product (like Mocka did here), might have been more fun or useful to some, these cleansing oils are still in my opinion in two different price ranges. Neither of them are particularly cheap or expensive, however the Banila Co. Clean It Zero – Purity is double the Price of The Face Shop’s Rice Water Bright Cleansing Oil!
Clean It Zero – Purity – 18.97 USD
Rice Water Bright Light Cleansing Oil – 9.07 USD

Type and texture
Both of the cleansing oils are essentially… oils. Who would’ve thought it? However, they’re not even nearly the same type to begin with. What I mean by this is that the Rice Water Bright Light Cleansing Oil is an oil in liquid form, whilst the Clean It Zero – Purity starts off as a more solid balm, very much like Cocosa (coconut oil), but during application it transforms into a liquid form oil. When it comes to texture, the Rice Water Bright Light Cleansing Oil is very thin compared to the Clean It Zero – Purity (after it has transformed) which is richer and thicker.

Scent
To me both of the cleansing oils have pleasant scents. The Rice Water Bright Light Cleansing Oil has more of a flowery scent while on the contrary, the Clean It Zero – Purity’s scent is more “fresh” and “clean” with a hint of “herbal” (maybe a teeny bit of eucalyptus?). Mind you, someone with a very sensitive sense of smell might find these scents to be a bit overbaring.

Skin type
Whilst the Clean It Zero – Purity is catered to people with sensitive and troubled skin in general, the Rice Water Bright Light Cleansing Oil is best suited people with particularly oily skin.

Ingredients list
According to CosDna the Clean It Zero – Purity has a much “safer” ingredients list than the Rice Water Bright Light Cleansing Oil, but for me personally, none of them have caused breakouts or any other problems.

Container
The Clean It Zero – Purity comes in a clean looking, solid plastic tub with a metal lid whereas the Rice Water Bright Light Cleansing Oil comes in a more cheap plastic container with a plastic pump dispenser. The Clean It Zero – Purity is in my opinion much more travel friendly.

Other
Both of these cleansing oils will to some extent sting if you get them in your eyes. However, the Clean It Zero – Purity stings a lot less than it’s opponent.

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Now that we’ve got that out of the way, here are the makeup products that I will be swatching 

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Okay, so maybe not the most hardcore lot you’ve ever clapped eyes on, but I’m not the most hardcore makeup wearer either. The point is that this is a selection of different makeup products with different properties and claims (for example being waterproof, smudge-proof, waxy etc).
Although you for sure can find even more resiliant makeup products than the ones I have on hand, these are definetely a lot more stubborn and long lasting than what I normally wear when I go about my day   🙂

And here are the swatches  

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Before we move on to the actual testing prosess, let’s see what these two cleansing oils actually claim to do   

Banila Co. Clean It Zero – Purity
“An off-shoot from the popular Banila Co Clean It Zero Classic, this is a perfect first step in your double-cleanse. This award-winning hypoallergenic oil cleanser appears as a solid balm and transforms into a silky oil on the skin. Its sorbet-like texture and lightweight formula effortlessly dissolves stubborn makeup and impurities without stripping the skin of its natural oils. Free from artificial coloring, synthetic fragrance, alcohol, parabens, and mineral oil. Formulated for sensitive skin types” – Soko Glam

The Face Shop Rice Water Bright Light Cleansing Oil
“Natural extract removes all kind of impurities thoroughly. Maintains healthy skin even after cleansing.”
– Roseroseshop

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The testing prosess  

How exactly did the Rice Water Bright Light Cleansing Oil perform on the makeup swatches?

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To the left: Swatches after they’ve set for a while. To the right: The removing prosess with the Rice Water Bright Light Cleansing Oil.


As you can tell from the photo, the Rice Water Bright Light Cleansing Oil works like a charm on your average day-to-day sort of makeup, but when it comes to the waterproof mascara, the waterproof eyeliner and the liquid lipstick, this cleansing oil is about to give up. But I can’t walk around with this hot mess on my arm all day, so the next logical step is to give the Rice Water Bright Light Cleansing Oil a second chance at removing the left over makeup!

Round two! DING DING DING!  

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To the left: Swatches after they’ve set for a while. To the right: The removing prosess with the Rice Water Bright Light Cleansing Oil.


So, as you probably have gathered, the Rice Water Bright Light Cleansing Oil did infact remove 100% of the makeup, but not in one go, two. It’s probably also worth mentioning that I had to rub quite hard and for some time to get all the remaining swatches completely off.

And now let’s take a look at how the Clean It Zero – Purity from Banila Co. performed  

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To the left: The swatches are ready for the Clean It Zero – Purity. To the right: During the makeup removing prosess.


I slapped the Clean It Zero – Purity on and massaged it in, as the discription tells you to. As you can see, the product removes most of the swatches with ease, but like the Rice Water Bright Light Cleansing Oil; it struggles with the waterproof mascara, the waterproof eyeliner and the liquid lipstick. And since I gave the Rice Water Bright Light Cleansing Oil a second chance, it would be unfair not to do the same with the Clean It Zero – Purity. So?

Round two. DING DING DING!  

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To the left: The oily makeup mess has been wiped off and the Clean It Zero – Purity has already been reapplied and wiped off again, leaving one clean and happy arm (to the right).


So… The Clean It Zero – Purity also removed 100% of the makeup after two applications, but it failed to break down and remove all of the makeup in one go. And just like the Rice Water Bright Light Cleansing Oil, I had to be a bit tough with this one aswell and rub quite hard to get the remaining makeup off. Didn’t someone use the word “effortlessly?”

Summing it all up
The Rice Water Bright Light Cleansing Oil and the Clean It Zero – Purity both work great on your average “day-to-day” sort of makeup, and both of them need to be applied twice on makeup with stronger lasting power. In other words: Performance wise, it’s a tie! So when I remind myself that the Rice Water Bright Light Cleansing Oil from TheFaceShop is half the price of the Clean It Zero – Purity from Banila Co, my first thought is “next time I might as well buy the cheapest one, cause they do the exact same thing, they both smell good and none of them break me out”. However, I will for now discontinue using the Rice Water Bright Light Cleansing Oil and switch to the Clean It Zero – Purity because I prefer the tub-and-lid container and the product itself doesn’t sting as much when I get it in my eyes (which tends to happen quite a bit)! I also find the Clean It Zero – Purity a lot less messy to work with   🙂

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So that’s it for my comparison on the Clean It Zero – Purity from Banila Co. and the Rice Water Bright Light Cleansing Oil from The Face Shop. For me personally, the winner out of the two is the Clean It Zero – Purity mostly for practical reasons, and therefore I think it’s worth the extra dollars! Stay tuned for the full review of the Banila Co. Clean It Zero – Purity, which will be up on the blog in a couple of days.

Vicky

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Review; Naruko Taiwan Magnolia Brightening and Firming Toner EX

Hello darlings!

I’m back with this little Taiwanese magnolia wonder that I’ve had the pleasure of trying out for the last couple of weeks, and I’m now ready to talk about it!

I actually bought this on a whim, or almost, I read about Naruko on reddit and figured it would be a great idea to purchase it, right away, no researching what so ever, just imagine being a little tipsy, money in the bank and having Ebay bookmarked, we all know what happens. You’ll probably notice that this won’t be my first review on an item purchased while being vino happy.

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But do I regret it? Not at all! I love this boring little bottle containing fun!

Name: Naruko Brightening and Firming Toner EX
Product: Toner
Good For: Maintaining the moisture barrier, anti-aging, get that oily skin under control.
Description: Magnolia Brightening and Firming Toner EX is a brand new high-performance “skincare essence” type of moisturizing astringent made from selected ingredients! Consisting of easily absorbed lubricating skincare liquid drops with macromolecules, it feels lubricating and non-sticky, helping active ingredients penetrate into bottom of skin to tender skin.
Price: 20-29$ (Ebay, Yesstyle)
Cosdna

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Holy balls! I just love this product, and yes, today’s pictures includes Percival, the very photogenic feline that loves a good skincare product just as much as I do.

Packaging:
This comes in a simple bottle, no fuzz really, but it’s simple, and does the job of actually containing the product. Not really a fan of the plastic to be honest, it’s a little cheap looking, but sturdy, so great for transportation!
Also, dispensing this product is a bit annoying, in the morning anyways, you have to flip it upside down and shake it like a polaroid picture, or just.. like the bottle it is. This annoys me because I never know how much product is gonna squish out of it, but then again, who doesn’t love a good surprise?

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Texture&Smell:
This just smells so great! I adore the scent on this one, it’s very flowery and might be a little overbaring for some, but the flowery scent isn’t too synthetic, so you actually feel like you’re buttering up your face with a real flower. The scent lingers for a while, but seeing as this isn’t the final step of the routine you won’t really notice the scent after the layers you follow up with.
Texture wise this is a little more essence, less toner, well, hydrating toner to be exact, so it’s not super runny, but you can’t run to the kitchen to fetch your coffee while having this product in your palm, it’ll get messy and you’ll waste flower toner, just trust me on this one, guys.

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Application:
Cleanse, then toner. This is one of those essence toners, if you were wondering. This also happens to be my first experience with a hydrating toner, and so far I’m not disappointed!

Dudes, do you see the awkward hand? I had to be effective, because it’s summer and mosquitoes are coming.
So first one cleanses, then applies the toner, this takes a little while to sink in, but it’s so worth it, it’ll leave your skin feeling plump and ready for more skin goodness!
This product also happens to be one of those a little goes a long way things, so even tho it costs more than my usual toner, this will be cheaper in the long run, and I am after all a sucker for good buys!
I also used this product to test out the “7 skin method”, for those of you who don’t know what that is, google is your friend.
Okay, I’ll tell you anyways, the 7 skin method is basically patting on 7 layers of toner in succession, this is supposed to increase the moisture level of the skin in an effective way without the heavy and greasiness of all sorts of creams. It’s supposed to work for all skin types and will leave your skin hydrated and dewy, winning!
Anyway, I’ve tried it twice with this one, and it’s just friggin awesome! I’ve never felt so hydrated before, it’s like a new dimension of hydration heaven opened up, so I urge you guys to try it! It doesn’t have to be this toner, any hydrating toner will do!
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Percival gives zero fu*ks.

So what do I think of the product?
So far this is one of the best products I’ve bought on a whim, not that I have gone bananas with impulse shopping, but the list is getting longer every week, sorry, not sorry.
This might even qualify as one of those, how do you say, Le Holy Grail? Read it with a bad french accent, it’s funnier that way.
This has for me done wonders, not in the whole problem care department, but I’ve never been this hydrated before, there’s no tight feeling what so ever, and my skin looks plump for once, in the good way, not the Aw, shit, did I eat the whole cake again? way.
For now there’s only good things to say about this product, but I think for some the smell might be too much in the long run, if you’re like me, smelling the same thing every night and every morning will get tiring, and you’ll hit that wall where the scent repulses you, or maybe that’s just me?
Let’s just love the product for as long as it lasts.

Rating:
Packaging: 6/10
Scent: 8/10
Texture: 9/10
Performance: 9/10
Overall: 8/10

This product gets:

🌸🌸🌸🌸🌸🌸🌸🌸 8/10

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!

That’s what I have on this flower for now, hopefully the love lasts, and this never makes it to the rant of the week list, but who knows?
My skin always has plans of it’s own.

Have you tried this product?
Let me know!

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Percival Approves of this product.

Peace&Love

-Mocka & Kittycat

I need this in my life! Or so I think.

Hello darlings!

Long time no see, right?
Well, I’ve spent a little time just doing me, because we all need that sometimes, so I haven’t really been up for the task of blogging, but now I’m back, and I’mma tell you, ladies and gentlemeows, I crave new goodies! And, I’ve now managed to break my no buy, big whoop, right? And here are the products I’m now expecting in the mail!

9Wishes Rice Powder Polish 
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This fried rice of a scrub needs to get on my face right this second!
Not really sure if this actually breaks my no buy considering that I only have one, maybe two applications left of the skinfood sugar mask before it goes bye bye.
Seeing as the sugar mask really doesn’t rock my socks off, I’m ready to try something new, and this one just happened to want to be mine, and maybe we’ll even get along well!

Pyunkang Yul Essence Toner

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Essence and toner all in one pretty blue bottle, say what?
This one I instantly fell in love with after reading the ingredient list on it, omg yaaaz.
So far I’m in the middle of testing another toner that I’ve forgotten to mention, but I still crave more, mooooooooore. So this just had to be clicked home.
Hopefully this will be my next HG, but being realistic I’m just going to think that we’ll get along just fine.
Look how pretty, look at it!

Mizon Snail Repair Intensive Ampoule
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Not really a new product to the mix, but I just had to have another one, I’m still not sure if it does anything for my skin, but I like the feel of it, and I truly believe deep within my unicorn shaped heart that this actually works wonders for me, even if I don’t see it after a short period of using it.

Innisfree Green Tea Fresh Essence

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Ah gurl, yes, I went ahead and ordered something containing green tea!
When I first got into asian skincare I tried the green tea serum, at first it wasn’t for me, but when I realized that I was going to run out my heart bled a little. Maybe it didn’t do much for my skin, other than smell nice and hydrate, but we’ve become friends, me and this green tea. I was starting to miss it in my routine, and now, when I’m running pretty low on essence I thought I’d might as well give this one a spin, it has a nice ingredient list, smells like green tea, and maybe, just maybe, this will be the product that should’ve been in my routine ages ago. But we all know that when I want to love a product, it backfires, so with my luck I’ll end up with breakouts and sadness. Only time will tell!
I love how I always make it seem like I have tragic love affairs with skincare products, but in reality my skin is just a playaaaah. Burning through bitches, one by one.
So yeah, these are the products currently on their way, purchased to make my skin happier, and my eyes pleased with the glorious sight of something new!
Next up I’ll give you a first impression on this lotus smelling piece of heaven that I just loooooove so far!

Have you tried any of these products?
Let me know!

Peace&Love

-Mocka

Review: Innisfree Orchid Eye Cream

Hello everyone!

Today I will be sharing my final thoughts- and experince on the Innisfree Orchid Eye Cream. Unlike some of the recent products I’ve reviewed, this one wasn’t bought on a whim. I had actually heard about this eye cream for a long, long time prior to purchasing it, and only good things at that! So when this baby arrived in my post box and I got to hold it in my hands for the very first time, I was fully aware that this product came straight from the deepest part of the holiest of all Holy Grails! Puh! *Catches my breath*.

If you’re interested in the first impression, you can find it here.
But for now, let’s get crackin’ with the review   ↓

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The basics   ↓

Product type: Eye Cream
Purpose: Anti-aging, hydrating and moisturizing.
Step in skin care routine: Optional.
Price (Ebay): 19.50 USD

More details   ↓
Colour: White.
Scent: Smells okay. Floral scent.
Consistency: Semi thick cream. Spreads out nicely.
Appearance on the skin: After application you’re left with a satin finish.
Feeling on the skin: Feels good on the skin, absorbs quickly.
Container: Purple themed plastic tub. Cute but looks a tad cheap.
Packaging: Purple and white themed box.
(Copy-pasted from my first impression on the same product).


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So what do I like about the Innisfree Orchid Eye Cream?
I’ve used this eye cream for more than a month now and I’m totally in love with it! Not only does it look good on the skin plus feel great, but it also performs like a champion. I mean, it really does what it claims to do when it comes to hydrating and moisturizing. When it comes to anti-aging, I can’t really judge it yet, because I don’t have wrinkly under eyes. However, I do have a few fine lines so I will definetely be on the lookout for any subtle changes!

Other than that, the consistency of the Orchid Eye Cream product is simply delicious, and it’s super easy to spread out. And when it comes to the price it’s definetely less affordable than other Kbeauty eye creams that I’ve tried, BUT with this one, a little really does go a looong way. Like I said, I’ve had the same tub for over a month, and I’ve literally just scratched the surface! For 19.50 USD you get a ton of product and it will last you several months. In my opinion, it’s totally worth it.

 

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And what are the cons?
The only cons I can think of when it comes to the Innisfree Orchid Eye Cream is the container and the scent. I’m not even sure that these so-called “cons” really count as cons, as they in my opinion really aren’t a problem, but for some they might be… So, the tub is made of hard plastic and therefore very solid. However, it is a bit big and bulky for an eye cream. My guess is that someone who travels a lot, might not consider the container of this product travel friendly due to it’s size, although it is indeed solid and will keep the product inside nice and safe.

Also, I’d say that this eye cream only scores just above average when it comes to it’s scent. I mean, it doesn’t at all smell bad, but someone who has a super sensitive sense of smell, might not enjoy it because it does have a slightly flowery scent that could take some getting used to. I did, and don’t even think about it anymore, so for me this isn’t an issue. And to be fair; the scent disappears quickly after application   🙂


Conclusion?
I love this eye cream, and I will absolutely repurchase it when the time comes, which will be many months from now, lol! You really get a lot of bang for your buck when it comes to this one and it will for sure last you a long, long time. As already mentioned, the eye cream comes in a secure container, that will protect the product which I for one am very grateful for, because I have experienced the absolute suck when a container breaks and the product inside gets f*cked!
And last but definetely not least, the Innisfree Orchid Eye Cream truly deserves a medal for keeping the dry and fragile skin around my eyes, nourished and super soft. AND a trophy for not giving me Milia, which has kicked my undereyes’ asses before. I must admit that I at first was a bit skeptical towards this eye cream, as it is a rather thick, white cream, but it passed the test, and no signs of Milia ever showed up. Thank God. In other words, I’m really enjoying this product and I won’t stop using it unless I come across an eye cream that has a million medals in it’s pocket!

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Rating   ↓
Colour: 10/10
Scent: 6/10
Consistency: 10/10
Appearance on the skin: 9/10
Feeling on the skin: 10/10
Hydrating/moisturizing: 10/10
Container: 9/10
Price: 10/10

Overall   ↓
🌸🌸🌸🌸🌸🌸🌸🌸🌸  
9/10

“And remember; I always recommend taking a closer look at any new product before purchasing it, just in case you’re allergic or sensitive 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.” -Myself, lol

Also rember that if you’re very sensitive to smell, maybe consider buying a few samples before comitting to a whole tub, cause I’m telling you, this mother, once she’s moved into your bathroom, won’t leave for a good few months!

So that’s it for my review on the Orchid Eye Cream from Innisfree! As always, I Hope you enjoyed it and maybe even found it a bit helpful. Please let me know what your experience with this product is, if you’ve tried it!   🙂

Vicky 

 

 

Review: Klairs Supple Facial Preparation Facial Toner

Hello everyone!

The time has now come for me to share my final thoughts on the Supple Preparation Facial Toner from Klairs. I can honestly say that this toner has been thoroughly tested for more than three weeks, which is usually enough time for me to find out if a skin care product is doing what it claims, or pure kicking my ass!

So let’s get to it   ↓

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The basics   ↓
Product type: Toner
Purpose: Balancing the skin’s pH level, prepping the skin for following products, hydrating and moisturizing.
Step in skin care routine: After cleansing.
Price (Ebay): 20.78 USD

More details   ↓

Colour: Clear.
Scent: Smells allright. Clean and medicinal scent.
Consistency: A bit thicker than most toners. Spreads out nicely.
Appearance on the skin: After application you’re left with a satin finish.
Feeling on the skin: Feels cool and refreshing on the skin, absorbs quickly.
Container: Purple and light yellow themed plastic bottle. Looks clean and medicinal.
Packaging: Purple and light brown themed box.
(Copy-pasted from my first impression on the same product).

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So what do I like about the Klairs Supple Preparation Facial Toner?

As I mentioned earlier; I’ve now been using the Supple Preparation Facial Toner from Klairs for over three weeks, and it’s been a true pleasure since day one. I can hand on heart say that I love this toner. It hasn’t caused any breakouts and I feel that it’s doing a great job of it’s main tasks, which are adjusting the skin’s pH level and hydrating – and moisturizing the skin. It feels amazing as soon as it’s applied, as it provides a cooling and soothing effect, and you’re left with a clean and healthy looking face with a satin finish (which is exactly what you want you want when you’re moving on to the next skin care product in your routine!)
This product does have a very clean and rather medicinal scent, but it’s very mild. In other words; if you’re very sensitive to scents, I doubt that you’ll have a problem with this toner, as the scent isn’t overbaring at all. However, I for one, wouldn’t mind a slightly more yummy scent, but I’m not going to complain since the scent of this product is pleasant enough and I do like it. (It’s just not going to blow the head off Vicky’s Scent Scale, but that’s okay, we can accept that!)

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And what are the cons?
I have to say that the cons aren’t that many, but there are some.
For instance the consistency could have been a teeny bit better. Don’t get me wrong; I love that it’s thick for a toner and therefore very nourishing, hydrating and moisturizing but it’s not quite as easy to spread out compared to other toners that I’ve tried. It’s not difficult or anything, I just notice a slight difference. Keep in mind that I’ve only tried applying the product with a cotton pad, so for all I know it might be easier applying it with my finger tips. I just haven’t tried this method when it comes to this product yet, as I prefer using cotton pads for this step in my routine.
Also there is the container. Although it’s a good container, it looks nice, it’s safe and secure etc, the dispenser isn’t the best. When you take the top off you’ll discover that the dispenser is flat and that the only way to get the product out is to hold the bottle upside down and shake (not like ferociously shaking it but you get my point). So when you’re done with that and return the bottle into an upright position, you’re sometimes left with a bit of a mess, which I’ll be honest in the beginning was getting on my tits a bit, but now I’m pretty much used to it and it’s not that bad. Just a thought, though.


Conclusion?
When it comes to Korean Toners I have tried/used the Skinfood Premium Tomato Whitening Toner, the COSRX AHA/BHA Clarifying Treatment Toner and the Etude House Wonder Pore Freshner, before now trying – and using the Klairs Supple Preparation Facial Toner. I can’t really remember my time with the Skinfood toner or the COSRX toner. All I know it that they didn’t impress me and were ultimatly replaced by the Wonder Pore freshner from Etude house, which is the toner that I’ve used the longest. And because of that I decided that if I was going to compare the Klairs toner with another one, it would have to be the Wonder Pore Freshner.

And I must say that in this case Klairs really gave Etude House a run for their money! I know that the Wonder Pore Freshner is a Holy Grail product for many, but for me it was just “allright”. It didn’t break me out but it didn’t impress me either. Needless to say, now that I’ve experienced the full force of the Supple Preparation Facial Toner from Klairs, I won’t be going back to the Wonder Pore Freshner anytime soon! This will definetely be a repurchase.


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Rating   ↓
Colour: 10/10
Scent: 6/10
Consistency: 8/10
Appearance on the skin: 9/10
Feeling on the skin: 10/10
Hydrating: 8/10
Container: 9/10
Dispenser: 5/10

Price: 7/10

Overall   ↓
💧
💧💧💧💧💧💧💧  8/10

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. 

So that’s it for my review on the Supple Preparation Facial Toner from Klairs! Hope you enjoyed it and found it helpful. Please let me know what your experience with this product is, if you’ve tried it!

Vicky