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   ↓
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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 

 

 

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Last night’s mini haul…

Hello everyone!

Last night I went online to do some shopping, so I thought I’d make a post where I share with you the products that made it into my basket and over the finish line! This is like the title of this post suggests; a mini haul, so I only bought three products this time, but if you read this post you’ll know that I’m already waiting for a few other products aswell 🙂

So let’s get to it   ↓

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The Tosowoong ACNE Cleansing Foam

If you’ve followed us for a while, you probably know that this one isn’t a newbie, but an oldie. That’s right. I have indeed purchased this cleanser before and it’s the one I’m currently using and loving. However, I’m running low on this beloved product, and although I’m waiting for a cleanser from Sulwhasoo, I just had to repurchase this baby from Tosowoong in case I don’t love the Sulwhasoo. It’s good to have a “safe” and already tried product on hand, should you be so unlucky that the newbie turns your face into an angry badger’s ass!

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The Petitfèe GOLD Hydrogel Eye Patches
These guys right here I soooort of bought on a whim but not quite. Mocka bought one of the other variants (the Petitfèe Black Pearl And Gold Hydrogel Eye Patches) a few weeks ago, and since then I haven’t really given them much thought. Until yesterday when I got a visit from a friend who also happens to own the Black Pearl and Gold Eye Patches. She was kind enough to let me try a pair, and oh my god. I’m not sure how much of a visible change they made for my under eyes, but wow they felt amazing throughout the 30 minutes you’re supposed to have them on and I didn’t want to take them off! So I immediatly decided to purchase a box for myself, but instead of getting the Black Pearl And Gold, I decided to try one of the other types in the series. Fingers crossed they feel equally as amazing as the Black Pearl!

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The J.ONE HANA CREAM
Need I say anything at all? I mean, have you SEEN this?! It’s a jar of cream in the shape of BALLS! The proper name for them would probably be “capsules” as it says on the jar, BUT HELLO BALLS. I’ve heard great things about these little balls and I totally have my hopes up for this sh*t. I don’t think I’ve ever said that I want to sniff little balls, touch them, crush them and smear them all over my face, but I’m saying it now! I want these little balls all over my face NOW. I mean… it’s probably a very good product. Heh.

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 latest mini haul! What do you think? And please let me know if you’ve tried any of these products, and in that case; how it went   🙂

Vicky

First Impression; Banila Co. Clean It Zero Radiance

Hello darlings!

Yes, you read right, another first impression, we all know you love it, us sniffing and testing so you won’t have to!
Today I’m rubbing & sniffing the Clean It Zero from Banila Co, not the pink one, but the shiny silver one, known as Radiance!
This I’ve wanted to try ever since I started K-beauty, but there was always some other oil cleanser that made it’s way to my mailbox, then I figured it was long overdue to try the one thing I’ve had my eye on for more than 2 days! That’s the regular lifespan of my product hypes. 
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I ordered this around the same time that Vicky ordered hers, but I haven’t gotten down and oily with it until now.
Anyway, let’s get to it!
Name: Banila Co. Clean It Zero Radiance
Product: Oil Cleanser
Good for: cleansing, moisture.
Description: The banila co. Clean It Zero Radiance is a sorbet-like lightweight cleansing balm that gently removes even the most tenacious makeup without stripping the skin. It is formulated with 15% of natural moisturizing oil that helps refine dull complexion while the skin-brightening active agent in Vitisin and Moringa Extract work together to impart a dewy glow. Recommended for dry skin.
Description borrowed from Wishtrend
Price: 19$ (Ebay)
Cosdna

 

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So a sorbet-like cleanser that to me looks like cocosa, you know, coconut oil? That goo you can use anywhere, anytime basically.

I actually waited to try this until was really caked up makeup wise, we’re talking triple layer foundation caked up.
But before we talk results, let’s talk about the texture & smell!

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Texture & Smell:
This looks and feels like coconut oil, the scent is fresh and as clean as oil can smell if you ask me, with a hint of sweet sitrus if that is a thing.
I really like it actually, finally I’m smelling something else than that godawful tea tree I’ve been sniffing lately, (Cosrx gel cleansers *Cough Cough*) So I’ve reached the point where anything besides tea tree smells heavenly. It’s almost sad how low my standards are at this point. Anyway! I would’ve enjoyed the scent of this even if I haven’t been tea tree overdosed.
This spreads evenly, I rub it in the palm of my hand before rubbadubbing it all over my face, and just massaging them chubby cherub cheeks!
Packaging:
This came in a decandent box with black and silver decorum, but did I photograph it? Naw. Ain’t nobody got time for that! Luckily Google prevails;
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The container it self is of sturdy plastic with a tin lid, despite my boring description this actually looks more exclusive than you’d think, this container is also highly travel friendly if you ignore it’s size.

Performance:

As I mentioned, it spreads evenly and is easy applicable, major + for that.
I really feared this product when I first opened it, my mind was just like, mygod woman, you’re gonna put heavy devil oilblub on your face? You’re going to clog all the pores you didn’t even think you had!
If you’re reading this and have tried any of the clean it zero’s you know that’s not the case, what-so-ever. You rub, you wash, you’re almost camera ready. This sucker took off 98.2% of my makeup, the thing is that the waterproof eyeliner I use really hates all my oil cleansers, so I didn’t really expect it to take care of what no one else could.
I also experienced the feeling of a film or residue over my face after I washed this off, not that it’s a biggie, I’m just getting started on the whole cleansing routine, but it still annoys me a little bit.

But so far I’m not hating it, I’ll be using it without cake face as well so that it gets a fair chance to blow my mind, fingers crossed! I’m also excited to see if my skin has a hissy fit over this sorbet oiliness, because let’s face it, anytime I really want to love, adore and have a healthy sebum free relationship with a product, my skin get’s jealous and breaks out like a mofo.

I’ll be back with a full review on this when it’s been tested, sniffed and rubbed all over!

Until then
-Mocka

Have you tried this product?
Let me know!

First impression: Beauty of Joseon Dynasty Cream

Hey guys!

It’s time for me to share my first thoughts on the Beauty of Joseon Dynasty Cream! This is a product that I bought on a complete whim after my dear Mocka brought it to my attention. (She’s a lot better than me when it comes to finding the more obscure skin care products out there). Usually I do quite a fair bit of research before purchasing a product, but now and again that just doesn’t happen and a product manages to sneak it’s way into my basket. And this mofo did just that. *Cough* ANYWAY.

Let’s get to it   ↓

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The basics   ↓

Product type: Cream
Purpose: Hydrating, whitening, nourishing, smoothing, anti-wrinkle care and moisturizing.
Step in skin care routine: Last step, unless you apply a sunscreen (day) or sleeping mask (night).
Price (Ebay): 17.17 USD

More details   ↓

Colour: White
Scent: Flowery scent.
Consistency: Quite thin for a cream. Spreads out nicely.
Appearance on the skin: After application you’re left with a satin finish.
Feeling on the skin: Feels nice, silky and refreshing on the skin. Oh, and very luxurious!
Container: Medium size, quite heavy and probably too fragile for travelling as it appears to be made of frozen glass instead of the more typical solid plastic. Comes decorated with some kind of cloth, cute.
Packaging: White box with black decor.

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Having only tried the Dynasty Cream from Beauty of Joseon once, my first impression consists of mixed feelings and thoughts. I have many a time purchased a holy grail product, put it to the test and just not understood the hype. Equally as many times have I tried more obscure products and ended up really liking them. Funny how that happens. This is something both me and Mocka have experienced. My point is that I had really high hopes and expectations when it came to this product, and although it’s not bad, I don’t feel like my expectations were met, cause it’s not amazing either. And I’ll tell you why.

First of all, the container was damaged when I took it out of the box and quite a lot of product had leaked out. Now, I could just pin it on bad luck (which it most definetely was aswell) and say “This could’ve happened with any other product” (which probably is very possible) but the fact is that it didn’t happen to any other product, at least not in my personal experience. It happened to this one.

I’ve ordered loads and loads of skin care products from Korea for over a year now, and yeah, sure, I’ve recieved two or three tubs of moisturizer with broken seals, but none of them leaked and were missing product. And all those tubs had one thing in common: they were made out of solid plastic, as opposed to glass or frozen glass (like this mofo).
I know, this can’t possibly happen to all of the Beauty of Joseon Dynasty Cream tubs. Obviously had I lived in Korea and therefore been able to purchase this product without it having to get on a plane (or three), this probably wouldn’t have happened. But it did, and I’m not happy about it. It doesn’t matter if it’s the manufacturer’s fault or the seller’s fault for not packing it properly. I’m still going to stick to plastic tubs from now on, because of the risky plane journey each of my products must take. This isn’t meant as a rant, just something you might want to consider before buying fragile products   🙂

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Moving on to the product itself, I’m not crazy about the scent. I mean, it’s not bad, it’s just not amazeballs. And if you’ve followed this blog for a while, you may know that a product’s scent is very important to me and there really isn’t a lot inbetween “Disgusting”, “Neutral” and “Amazefest” on Vicky’s Scent Scale. However, when it comes to the consistency it’s actually really nice. It feels very luxurious on the skin and spreads out like a silky dream! Unfortunatly I don’t think the Dynasty Cream from Beauty of Joseon brought it’s A Game when it comes to it’s most imporant task (in my opinion) which is moisturizing. Of course, one can never be too sure from just one application, but I’m going to be honest; I have my doubts.

Also, it’s probably worth mentioning that I failed to find the correct listing on CosDna for this product prior to purchasing it (God knows how I messed that up), but I found it now! And let’s just say… it’s not looking good. I’m crossing my fingers, hoping and praying that my face won’t look like a rat who barely survived eating rat poison, in a couple of weeks time. Not that it’s the worst CosDna listing I’ve ever seen (cause it’s definetely not) but my skin is sen-si-tive, and usually it’ll freak out if you so much as breathe on it. So yeah.


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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 Beauty of Joseon Dynasty in a couple of weeks, maybe even before. Sometimes it takes a good couple of weeks to fully experience the effects of a skin care product, but sometimes you know even after just one week, if your skin is hating or loving it. So stay tuned if you want to join me in finding out if this obscure moisturizer is in fact a hidden gem, a common rock or just pure dog sh*t!

So that’s it for my first impression on this cream! I Hope you found it helpful. And please let me know if you’ve tried it and if you like it!

Vicky ❤


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

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

First Impression: Banila Co. Miss Flower & Mr Honey Essence Stick

Hello darlings!

So I got this shiny stick of sweet honeyness this week, and now I’ve gotten around to sniffing and testing it a few times, which means that it’s time for another first impression!

Name: Banila Co. Miss Flower & Mr Honey Essence Stick
Product: Essence Stick
Good for: Moisture, nourishment, silky smooth finish
Description: An essence in travel-friendly stick form, this innovation from Banila Co. is enriched with natural Honey, Propolis, and Royal Jelly, so it richly moisturizes and nourishes skin. As you roll the stick over your skin, it melts and coats the skin with a glossy barrier. Aqua Oil and Collagen also help to improve elasticity and to soften texture, leaving skin silky and hydrated.
Price: 18-21$ (Amazon, Yesstyle, Cosmetic Love)
Cosdna
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Look at this beauty, you guys, so shiny!

I did mention this in an earlier post, click here to read it 🙂
So basically, this one I bought because I, with my combo acne-prone dehydrated skin have dry spots. Don’t we all sometimes?
And I’ve been looking for a spot treatment, or stick, that could hydrate those idiotic little patches on my face, desperately craving attention in the form of moisture.
After a little googling, a little reading, and a lot of scrolling on Instagram I landed on this one. With Vicky giving high praise to the honey cream from the same line I figured I might as well get on the honey hype train!

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Honey, I’m home!
I still can’t get over how pretty it is!

Packaging:
This came in this luxurious cube shaped box, in lovely pink/orange colouring. I have to give props to the designer on this one, shaping it like a bee cube, clever.
The stick it self is like a big ass honey smelling lipstick, but for your face!
And so shinyyy. So imagine the struggle photographing this bad bee without getting too much reflection.. Beauty blogger problems.
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Texture&Smell:
This smells like honey heaven, it’s just delish fish! Or pretty propolis, heavenly honey, beautiful beeness, you can choose.
It smells amazing, not synthetic or fake, just pure old honey straight from the hive.
The scent fades a bit when the product is absorbed, but you can still sniff it pretty well. Which for me is a bit annoying considering that the area between my mouth and nose seems to be the driest on my face. So when I apply it I end up having this lingering honey smell going on, and this can be a bit overbaring after a while. Who would’ve known there was such a thing as too much honey?
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After the product has absorbed it isn’t sticky, which was one of my fears to begin with. Considering how pure and natural the scent is, one could believe that the texture would be true to nature as well, but that’s only when you first apply it. My skin seems to like it so much that I could probably apply it in four rounds or so and it still won’t leave a sticky residue, so yay!
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I haven’t used it enough yet to really make up my mind. So far I like it. It does the job of hydrating my dry spots, and I will probably be using it often considering that it hasn’t broken me out yet, which means that it probably won’t. But one can never be too sure when it comes to my skin and honey products. Wings crossed that we’ll get along just fine!

For now I’ll just bee a honey dearest and leave you guys with this, and come buzzing back with a full review when this has been thoroughly tested, sniffed, and harvested.
The amount of bee puns you guys, I’m really buzzin’ tonight! *Flies away*

Those are my thoughts on this lovely honey so far! Have you tried it?
Let me know!

Peace&Love

-Mocka