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

 

The big BB cream battle part 1!

Hello darlings!

I’ve had the pleasure of testing, sniffing, and painting with BB cream, in my face that is, and seeings as I’ve had a good experience with both of them, I thought I’d put them both to the test, against each other.
Firstly, they’ll both get a quick review each, then I’ll compare and put them against each other in a final post!

The two BB creams in question are:
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Missha M Perfect Cover BB cream (No.21) & Holika Holika Petit Clearing BB Cream

Today, we’re taking on the Missha one!

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Name: Missha M Perfect Cover B.B Cream
Product: BB cream
Good For: anti aging, brightening effects, disguise blemishes
Description:The Perfect Cover BB Cream from Missha offers medium coverage that disguises blemishes, evens out skin tone, protects from sun damage (SPF 42 PA+++), and even provides anti-aging and brightening effects. Perfect for those on the go — this multi-purpose BB cream makes your life (and your makeup bag) a whole lot simpler.
Price: 13$ (ebay)
Cosdna

Packaging:
This little gem originally came in a sleek little box with silver and red on it, but of course, I managed to toss it out before even considering taking a picture of it, sorry not sorry, a swift google search will show you the box, if that’s what gets your juices flowing, if not, just trust me when I say that it was neat.
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The tube itself is a red little wonder with a silver twist cap, you screw it off, points for the hygienic solution, but you never really know how much you’re going to squeeze out, but then again, we all like a little surprise here and there!

Texture, Scent & Application:
How does one really describe the texture of a BB cream?
They’re all pretty similar but yet unique, this one actually packs a little heaviness, which means that it’s not as runny as the other one, it isn’t hard like concrete either, but I do enjoy it’s consistency, it makes for an easy spreadable product.
Scent wise I don’t get much, it smells like makeup basically. And I also use the Skinfood Peach Sake Powder to set it with, so at the end of the day my whole face smells like fruit. I love it.
This BB cream is for me a little sticky, maybe I’m not patient enough to let it really sink in, but hello, have you met me? I was not dealt the hand of an patient soul, I went all in on sarcasm and napping. Yes, I am the coffee loving nap queen.
Anyway, I don’t mind the stickiness, considering that I always use some peachy fairy dust on top.

Looord, have you ever seen such an awkward hand?
This has to be the BB cream that matches my skin tone the best, when I first tried it I was like, omg, that grey shade, am I going to end up with a granny face?
But it’s amazing how well this thing blends with your skin, this matches me perfectly.
Application wise I smear this one with my little sponge after having applied sunscreen, wait for a minute while I sip my coffee, then set it with the powder mentioned earlier, I then go on with the rest of my face paint, and BAM, done!

Thoughts so far:

I’ve actually gotten to test this out in different situations, I’ve used this mostly for workdays, but also at a party, and a social gathering. Let’s just say that when going to work I don’t expect much from a BB cream, but social gatherings and parties? Gurl, you betta work. Nothing says party pooper like a flaking face in the middle of the dance floor.
But this one does the trick, I’ve tested it once without setting powder, but that really isn’t for me, not that it doesn’t hold, but I feel like the oily t-zone is minutes from erupting like the oily volcano it is.
But this one really gets the whole coverage job done, so far it get’s a lot of love from me, at least.
I really like the fact that it hasn’t made me break out majorly, I’ve had some cheek breakouts, but I get that from almost everything I try, so I’ve stopped being to picky about it, the breakout usually disappears when the party’s over, and we’re back to normal!
So far I like this, but I can’t give HG status to the first BB cream I’ve tried. It works best for me on the weekdays, and as much as it is good, I am searching for a better allround BB cream, or maybe I’ve found it? Stay tuned!

Ratings so far:

Rating:
Packaging: 6/10
Scent: 5/10
Texture: 6/10
Performance: 7/10
Coverage: 7/10
Total Score: 6/10

This product gets:

💄💄💄💄💄💄 6/10

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!

Next up from me will be the review on the Holika Holika Petit Clearing BB cream, stay tuned!

Have you tried this product?
Let me know!

Peace&Love

-Mocka

 

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: 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