My updated skincare routine!

Hello darlings!

So, as time changes, so does my routine. There’s always something that has to go to make room for something new, and I love rotating products. Basically, I love when something works so well that it can replace something that didn’t work quite as well!

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Look at all those lovelies!

Anyways, my routine for now, step by step:

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We start off with the KOSE Softy Mo Facial Cleansing Oil Speedy, which once up on a time had a label, but not anymore, so I pimped it.
This really gets the job done. It takes all of my makeup off without feeling harsh or leaving an oily residue, love it!

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Cosrx Low Ph Good Morning Gel Cleanser
Ergh, where do I begin with this? I know it’s a HG for many, but for me it’s just ok. It does it’s job and all, but I just can’t stand the smell. I’m really not a fan of the tea tree scent, but I love the job it does.

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Mizon AHA&BHA Daily Clean Toner

This I really like. It feels good on the skin, smells nice and does what it’s supposed to. I also like the design of the bottle, even more when pimped.

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Cosrx Racist Galactic Mice Essence
(Whitening Galactomyces)
I really like the name Reddit has given it, and so far I enjoy it in my routine. This was handed to me by Vicky, as she bought it when she thought she needed whitening, but when that wasn’t the case, she kindly donated it to a fellow K-beauty lover, me that is.

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Skinfood Peach Sake Pore Serum
You guys already know that I’m deeply and madly in love with this serum. There is no other serum for me than this. The smell, the feel of it on my skin, the texture, and it has indeed controlled sebum and smoothened my skin after a while of using it. (I just ordered 3 more just to stock up, that’s how much I love it)!

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Mizon Snail Repair Intensive Ampoule
Honestly, I like this, but I have no idea how much of a job it does. It’s nice and sticky when applied but when it soaks in it isn’t noticeable. Neither are the effects, so far.
I’m 2/3 down in this, and have no idea if it works or not, but I’ll use it up, and look for another, just to have something to compare it to.

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Mizon Snail Recovery Gel Cream
I love this, I love this so much! The smell, the texture, the way it feels on my skin when I massage it in, and the fact that it’s actually helping my skin. After having used this for quite some time I noticed a positive change in my scarring, slowly but steadily.

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Etude House Moistfull Collagen Water Jelly Cream
This just smells so good. That was the first thing I noticed about this jelly when I first got it and started using it. It has this clean fresh scent. I usually use this and the Mizon Gel Cream together sometimes, like actually mix them together in the palm of my hand and slap it on my face, which seems to work for me, but YMMV.
I also love the fact that it is a gel cream, and not a heavy white one (yes, the fear of them white creams are still real).

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Purebess Galactomyces 80 Eye Cream
This.. Well, I ran out of my usual Mizon eye cream and I’m still putting this to the test, so for now it has it’s place in my routine, but I’m not totally sold on it, so I might switch it up and try another one (still waiting on that The Ordinary eye serum, fingers crossed that it’s a miracle worker).

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Missha All Around Safe Block Soft Finish Sun Milk SPF 50+ /PA+++
Ah, this guy. It’s the MVP in my routine. My face instantly goes from shiny/dewy to matte, protected and makeup ready! It’s also awesome on those days I’m not wearing makeup and just need my face to not shine as bright as an oily diamond.
Plus for both keeping my skin breakout free, and not leaving a white cast.

So that’s the routine, but I also have my “sometimes buddies”:
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Mizon Acence Blemish Out Pink Spot,
Cosrx BHA Blackhead Power Liquid
Laneige Special Care Water Sleeping Mask
Banila Co. Miss Flower & Mr Honey Essence Stick

Mizon Acence Blemish Out Pink Spot.
This is the buddy that makes life with spots a little less hard. Slap it on at night and wake up with a face half as angry as the night before.
Cosrx BHA Blackhead Power Liquid
Well, we’ve all heard of this one, and it does it’s job, keeping them pores at bay.
Laneige Special Care Water Sleeping Mask
Still not a fan of it… Let me rephrase that; I like it, but it’s basically the same as my beloved panda, but 3x as expensive and heavier on the skin.
Banila Co. Miss Flower & Mr Honey Essence Stick
My go to when my face needs a little extra attention in the form of hydration, smells like honey heaven and delivers moisture like the little busy bee it is.

So that’s my routine for now, always changing for both better and worse!

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

Peace&Love

-Mocka

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Rant of the Week! Or not?

Hello Darlings!
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So, Monday usually means Rant of the week, but guess what, I don’t have anything to rant about this week!
Well, if you read on after this, there will be hints of ranting, but not really!
Last week I promised you a full comparison between the long loved Laneige Sleeping Mask and the Tony Moly Panda’s Dream White Sleeping Pack, and today is the day! (or night, you should know I really am an owl that likes to stay up late and sniff my products, but don’t tell anybody, they might think I’m weird or something.)20170416_192659
(Picture borrowed from Vicky)
Name:
 Laneige Water Sleeping Mask
Product: Sleeping pack
Good for: Moisture, purifying fatigued skin, brightening
Description: Recharge dehydrated skin overnight. This innovative mask is formulated with highly concentrated Hydro Ionized Mineral Water to deliver intense doses of moisture to stressed, parched skin.
Price: 27$ (Jolse)
Cosdna
A sleeping pack that promises to have it all!
This I purchased because it had “amaze” written all over it, both on Reddit, Instagram, and based on what Vicky said about it, it just had to be a Godsend!
When I first used this I had already emptied my first panda, and was in desperate need for a new sleeping pack! Imagine my surprise when after using this I felt it to be exactly the same as the panda, only more pricey.
Texture & Smell:
It’s a cloudy gel with a blue hue, and has a wonderful and fresh smell, the kind of smell you just want to sniff really hard!

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Name: TONYMOLY Panda’s Dream White Sleeping Pack
Product: Sleeping pack
Good for:Whitening, moisturizing, multi function sleeping pack
Description:“Tonymoly Panda’s Dream White Sleeping Pack is a lightweight overnight whitening cream. It will help to even out skin tone, lighten dark spots, and effectively moisturize the skin. The gel formula quickly absorbs into the skin and doesn’t leave a sticky or greasy feeling. There is no need to worry about it transferring to your pillow and it is perfect for all skin types!”
Price: 11$ (Jolse)
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This I first bought when seeing it at Sephora in Poland, this was when I was totally fresh to AB and had heard of Tony Moly, of course the fact that it was shaped like a panda was the selling point, but I came to love this, and later ordered a new one from the interwebs!
Texture & Smell:
Fresh and a hint of flowery fruits, gel like, cloudy cream colored gel.

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Remember that this is indeed a comparison, so there will be side by side pictures.
I had to break out my emergency panda, you guys! That’s how dedicated I am!

As you can see they resemble each other. I dabbed on a little more of the blue hue dew, but you get the idea.
They both spread evenly, but I find the Panda easier and a bit lighter to spread, it’s not really noticeable unless you smear your face half n’ half, which I did, just to make sure that I really felt they where almost alike.
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To me they look the same, if you look away from the color difference. I’m actually pretty sure that if they were to make a blind test with these two products, people wouldn’t notice any particular difference.

So what separates them?
Obviously price is the huge difference, there’s 16$ actually, if you’re counting.
Ingredients; Both contain the bad guys, Butylene Glycol & Dimethicone, which, is hard to get away from, these are typical ingredients that you will find in a wide range of products, they are marked as acne/irritants, but if you have skin like mine, it won’t give a damn!
What I like about the panda is that it actually has a lot of nice extracts, that (to me at least) doesn’t irritate, but the Laneige has a tendency to “last” longer on the skin and the packaging is more exclusive, but still cheap plastic.
Both act similar on the skin, they soak in nicely and give a good amount of moisture, and none of the above leave residue on the pillow covers, yay them!

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Of course the skin is shiny at first, but when the skin eats it all up, it leaves a dewy finish. Yum!

So basically, they’re the same, but different. I like them both, but when it comes down to it, I will probably repurchase the panda, I get the desired effect for less than 50% of what the Laneige costs, how can I ignore that?
With that being said, it all comes down to which ingredients you consider your poison to be. We are all different, and prefer different things, my holy grails might even be your holy fails.

So maybe not a full on hate rant, but now you know what I feel about these moist full beings!

Have you tried any of these, and what are your thoughts on them?
Let me know!

-Mocka 

Laneige Water Sleeping Mask, the hype.

Hello darlings!

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So after endless posts about how amazing this thing is, I had to buy it, Stylekorean had an offer on the set, the sleeping mask and the lip mask, and I thought “what the heck!”

But I must say, I don’t see the hype. Don’t get me wrong, it’s delish fish on the skin. You wake up baby smooth and overall it’s a good sleeping mask, but here’s the kicker; it feels EXACTLY the same as the panda sleeping pack, no joke. I felt no difference, and last night I put them both to the test.
I scraped the barrel, or container of the panda, and put it on the left side of my face, the Laneige on the right side, slept like a baby, and woke up this morning.
No difference, the same smooth face, (with a little purging from other products here and there) on both the right and the left side. Shocker, right?
And comparing the Cosdna on both makes me an even bigger fan of the Panda!
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Not that there’s a major difference. Both have irritants/acne but the panda has extracts that my skin seems to like, remember Your Mileage May Vary (YMMV).
What my skin prefers might not be the thing that your skin needs.

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But don’t get me wrong, I love it, which makes sense considering that I love the panda, only thing I find different between the two is that the Laneige doesn’t spread as easily and it has a blue hue to it, which the panda doesn’t.

I was surprised to discover this. I might not be the first, but I haven’t seen anyone comparing the two, seeing as they’re in way different leagues.
But hey, I’ll empty the Laneige, but I won’t buy it again. I understand why it’s a highly praised product, but if you can get three pandas for the price of one Laneige, I know which one to pick.

I will of course be back with a full comparison post, if that’s interesting?
I just had to inform the interwebs about my shocking discovery, which probably is neither, and has been mentioned a thousand times before.
But there you have it! And that’s the way the cookie crumbles.

When it comes to the lip mask, I like it so far, I’ve tried it two times, it is my first lip mask though, only thing that comes close to this are the different lip scrubs I’ve tried, but then again, two whole different things! I’m interested in trying more lip masks, because it is a nice concept, go to sleep with dry lips, wake up with smooth kissable lips, what more can a girl ask for? 

Let me know if you’ve tried these products, and what you thought about them (:

Peace&Love

-Mocka

Look at what the mailman brought!

Hello darlings!

I just got a bunch of products that I’ve been pining and longing for at least a couple of days! Then again, we all know that I’m an impatient little hauler, or as Vicky calls me “Queen of Haul”. Gotta love the ring of that name, though!

Anyways! Here are the items that arrived today;
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Pictured are:
Purebess Galactomyces 80 eye cream
A;T Fox Gyoolpy Tea gel cream
Laneige Water Sleeping Mask
Laneige Lip Mask
Missha The Style 4D Mascara


Purebess Galactomyces 80 eye cream

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This is one of the products I’ve been sniffing for a while now, there has been positive talk about it, and since the one I’m currently using doesn’t really do anything, what’s the harm in trying another one? So the choice was simple, I’ve heard good things and anything that doesn’t break me out will do, so I’m super excited to try this one!

A;T Fox Gyoolpy Tea gel cream
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Again I fell for the cuteness! I mean look at it, looooooooook!
I’ve read some decent reviews on it, and I really love a good gel/water cream, I still have this deep running fear for everything creamy, so for now I’ll settle for gel types, I have to admit that I actually forgot that I’d ordered this, so imagine my surprise when I opened the package and discovered this little gem! And now you’re thinking, how do you forget what you’ve ordered? Well, Vicky doesn’t call me the Queen Of Haul for nothing, I’m a royal goddess when it comes to forgetting my purchases. I blame the coffee.
Anyways! I can’t wait to try it, and I will of course be back with a full review on it!

Laneige Water Sleeping Mask
Laneige Lip Mask

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I BOUGHT IN TO THE HYPE, YOU GUYS!
These have to be the products I hear about the most (talking to you here, Vicky) The sleeping mask was one of the first things I had to poke my nose in, when visiting the other half of this blog, and boy, did it smell great or what?
I truly love sleeping masks, I’ve emptied the panda, waiting for the Cosrx rice one (and I’ve been waiting over a month for it, actually) so this came at the perfect time! This will be tested tonight!
And the lip mask, well, my lips are extremely dry. They chap up real quick no matter the season, and let’s just say that lipstick never hides the problem, it highlights it, so maybe this little berry fairy will work it’s magic for me?

Missha The Style 4D Mascara
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Lastly we have this one, what is the point of having a clean and blackhead free face, if you don’t have the correct product to highlight the whole window to your soul feature? You can’t have a mediocre mascara if you’re going to bat your long luscious lashes at strangers.
So I’m gonna put this one to the test, hopefully it works better than the old trusted drugstore one I have at the moment, I think a dust buster with charcoal would work better than what I have at the moment, so there probably is little to no doubt about which one that’s going to work better.

I don’t know about you guys, but I’m ready to test them all!
Which one should I try first?

Peace&Love
-Mocka 

Review: Laneige Special Care Lip Sleeping Mask

Hey guys!

Today I’ll be reviewing a product that I’ve had my hands on for a couple of months now, the Laneige Special Care Lip Sleeping Mask. This product comes in four different “flavours”; Grapefruit, Vanilla, Apple/lime and Berry which is the one I’m talking about today. In case there’s any confusion; it’s the pink one!

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So why did I purchase the Laneige Special Care Lip Sleeping Mask?
Some of you might wonder “Why buy a sleeping mask for your lips?” And to be honest that’s a very fair question, because many people don’t even apply a sleeping mask on their face. So, is a lip sleeping mask necessary? Probably not for everyone, but I’d say it’s definitely a good product for those with dry, chapped lips like myself. Especially during the autumn – and winter months. Personally I find that during said months my lips get dry to the point where they crack open, sting and bleed. Ain’t nobody got time for that!

 

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The basics   ↓
Product type: Lip sleeping mask.
Flavour: Berry.
Purpose: Hydrate, moisturize and heal.
Step in skin care routine: Last step at night.

More details   ↓
Colour: Coral pink
Scent: Strawberry
Consistency: Quite thick and greasy, a bit sticky
Appearance on the lips: Very shiny!
Feeling on the lips: Very luxurious and smooth.
Container: Small, pink and cute! Oh, and it’s made of plastic and appears to be quite solid.
Packaging: Light blue, which is rather misleading for a very pink product? Other than that; rather boring looking and it comes with a spatula.

 

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So what do I think of the Laneige Specical Care Lip Sleeping Mask?
I bought this product after falling in love with it’s big brother; the Laneige Water Sleeping Mask (you know, the one for your face?) So it wasn’t a complete shock when the Special Care Lip Sleeping Mask also impressed me! I must say that I really enjoy using this product. I think it’s a great thing to have on hand when the autumn sneaks up on you with it’s dry, cold wind to prepare you for an even harsher winter, at least where I live! I don’t use this lip mask every night, though. Only when I need it, which is regularly in the autumn and winter. Hell, I even use it during the day sometimes! But seriously, this product is a great treat whenever your lips are dry and chapped, and you want to wake up with soft, beautiful lips! Did I mention that it smells sooo good? I really don’t see any cons when it comes to this lip mask.

 

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Rating   ↓
Colour: 10/10
Scent: 10/10
Consistency: 10/10
Appearance on the lips: 9/10
Feeling on the lips: 9/10
Moisturizing: 10/10
Container: 8/10
Packaging: 5/10

Overall   ↓

🍓🍓🍓🍓🍓🍓🍓🍓🍓  9/10

So there you have it; my experience with – and thoughts on the Special Care Lip Sleeping Mask from Laneige. Please let me know if you’ve tried this product and if you love it just as much as I do! Perhaps you’ve even tried one of the other flavours?

Vicky ❤

The products I use weekly…

Hey guys!

I’ve already posted my morning skin care routine and my evening routine, so I think it’s high time that I show you the products that aren’t included in my everyday skin care regimen, but still have a solid spot in my weekly routine. In other words; I’m now going to take you through the products I use weekly, instead of every day.

So let’s get to it   ↓

I have two sleeping masks from Laneige; the very popular Water Sleeping Mask and the more obscure Special Care Lip Sleeping mask. I love them both but I only feel that I need them occasionally, probably 1-2 times a week, sometimes even less. My goal is to discover and use products that hydrate and moisturize my face sufficiently during the day and night on their own, so that a sleeping mask becomes an occasional treat as oppose to a necessity. So far that hasn’t happened yet, which means that I will be applying a sleeping mask when I need one. When it comes to the lip sleeping mask, I only use it when my lips are very dry, which is mostly during the autumn-  and winter months.

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The Laneige Water Sleeping Mask and the Laneige Special Care Lip Sleeping Mask

 

Now, this next one is somewhat new to me; a peeling gel. From what I understand a peeling gel is a very light exfoliant that is designed to remove dead skin cells on a much smaller scale than a scrub would. In other words; a peeling gel would probably be a good alternative if you want to peel your face more than once a week or if your skin is sensitive to harsh scrubs. The one I’ve included in my weekly routine is the Tonymoly Floria Brightening Peeling Gel.

 

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The Tonymoly Floria Brightening Peeling Gel

 

And last but not least, the Black Sugar Mask Wash Off and the Rice Mask Wash Off, both from Skinfood. Both of these are great for temporarily fading hyper pigmentation and brightening the face in general. On days I want a more abrasive scrub I’ll use the Black Sugar Mask Wash off. If I want a less abrasive, more gentle scrub, I’ll use the Rice Mask Wash Off.

 

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The Skinfood Rice Mask Wash Off and the Skinfood Black Sugar Mask Wash Off


So there you have it! What do you guys think? Have you tried any of these?

– Vicky ❤

Lagre

My night time skin care routine!

 

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

 

So let’s get to it!

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

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

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After this I apply my Innisfree Green Tea Seed Serum  ↓

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Vicky ❤

Lagre

Lagre