July empties!

Hey everyone!

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

So let’s get to it!

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

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Photo borrowed from Google.

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

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The Multi Function Formula Snail Repair Eye Cream from Mizon   ↓

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

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Photo borrowed from Google.

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

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

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

– Vicky  ❤

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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

May Empties!

Hello Darlings!

Yet another month has passed, and yet more products have been squeezed to the last drop! So of course I see it fit to write about the empties that are about to hit the bin!

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I must admit, I haven’t really been good with the sheet masks this month. In a time where there’s been a lot of stress and little time for care, I really should’ve, but hey, there’s always June!
Also, Lately I’ve been very fond of the whole outdoorsy look, mostly because of the good lighting, but I’m also a sucker for the green grass that let’s us all know that summer is here, sort of at least. We live in a very rainy place.

I was expecting more products in this picture, but I have a tendency to become this cheap ass hoe (can I really write that in a blogpost?) whenever a product is coming close to the end, so I don’t splurge anything on my skin, it only gets the bare necessities. Unless I have backups ready to go, then it’s all ’bout them heavy layers.

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Etude House Moistfull Collagen Water Jelly Cream
So this has actually lasted me a while, a little over 2 months actually, and I’m really pleased with it, but I’m still looking for something better. Not that it’s bad, but my search will continue until this one product appears from the heavens and slaps me in the face with moisture from the k-beauty gods themselves.
And this didn’t do that.
Currently I’m working another Etude House moisturizer into my routine, so maybe that will be better?
And for those who’ve followed us for a while, I’m still afraid of the heavy, white, greasy creams, so I’m still sticking to lovely gelness!

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Skinfood Peach Sake Pore Serum
Looord, I still love this as much as the day we met, and it almost broke my heart when the pump wouldn’t spew out my precious goo. Luckily I’ve got three more just wanting to be spread all over my face. Yes… that sounds so wrong, but oh so right.
And if you haven’t read it, here’s the link to my review on it.
This is still golden in my routine, and I highly praise it, so if you’re looking for a heavenly smelling serum that controls sebum, and isn’t harsh on the skin, which no serum should be really, then try this!
But remember, YMMV, what works for me, might be a disaster for you, so we do recommend checking out a product before purchasing it, use CosDna to see what ingredients it contains, google a little to see what other people think of the product, THEN, throw that mofo in the basket.

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Mizon Snail Recovery Gel Cream
No routine is complete without some snail, for me that is.
I love the light feel of this gel, and it’s slowly helping me gain control over my awful scarring that has started to fade after introducing this into my routine.
It also helps to hydrate, and smells fresh.
Did I mention that the packaging is pink?
Love it!

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Cosrx Acne Pimple Master Patch
You’ve probably heard about these a thousand times, and they’re worth the attention they get.
For me they’ve been lifesavers after a night out, or when I’ve had too much chocolate, but really, with this tool, how can there ever be too much chocolate?
When in need of a pimple friend for those unwanted visitors, this helps a lot, so it’s probably a good thing that I’ve ordered a couple more.

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TonyMoly I’m Real Makegoli Sheet Mask
This was actually a pleasant surprise for me, I’ve been a fan of the I’m REAL masks from tonymoly for a while, but I’ve only gotten around to trying the pomegranate and the avocado, last one being my favourite go to when my skin is crying out for hydration and plumpness. But this one you guys, my skin really digs it! The scent, the feeling on the skin, and the fact that I really didn’t want to take it off at all, says something about how amazeballs it is.
My face felt super fresh and happy after using this, so now I just have to get my hands on a few more.

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Elizavecca Milky Piggy Silky Creamy Donkeysteam Cream Mask Pack

I got a cramp just from writing the entire name.
First off, it’s weird. The texture is indeed creamy, and first I was like, fuc* no, I’m not putting something creamy on my face, but when it was on, all was well. However it still creeps me out that the mask is soaked in cream, not essence, but this is some good donkey steam if you don’t sniff it too hard. My face really liked the boost of moisture and the scent faded into this pleasant fresh almost flowery scent.

So yes, that’s a little about a lot!

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

Peace&Love
-Mocka

 

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

Review: Mizon Snail Recovery Gel Cream

Hello darlings!

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So, I thought it was about time that this lovely pink tube of goodness got it’s own review!
This is one of my favourite gel creams! It hydrates, smells nice, and I feel a difference in my skin since I introduced it to my routine. This was in fact one of the first creams I ever dabbed on, when first starting K-beauty.

So, let’s get snailin’!

Name: Mizon Multi Function Formula Snail Recovery Gel Cream
Product: Gel Cream
Description: This cult favourite from Mizon is a lightweight gel type cream that helps to nourish skin. It’s concentrated with 74% snail extract; an ingredient loved for its ability to help promote the repairing of skin seen through the reduction of acne scarring, dark spots and fine lines. Also formulated with a medley of botanical and floral extracts, in addition to hyaluronic acid to deliver serious hydration without leaving any sheen or grease
Ideal for oily or combination skin types.
(Borrowed from Peach&Lily)
Claims: Hydrates, repairing the skin
Price: 4.45-18(!) $ (E-bay, Roseroseshop, Peach&Lily) Can I just say wtf to the markup on this sucker? 
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So this, I’m in love with! It’s the first cult product that I actually like. Sometimes I do wonder why certain things have become a cult favourite, like the Laneige product that I hate, what on earth? How did it come to be a HG? Anyways, this is not a rant, so let’s continue with my favourite snail!

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Directions:
Apply to face, pat pat pat.
This is indeed a moisturizing gel, so you can of course use it as one. I usually use this in a combination with the Etude House Jelly because I feel it hydrates more that way, you still get the snaily goodness, but with an extra layer of hydration. But of course, you can apply it any way you want!

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Texture&Smell:
This is one cloudy looking gel that spreads evenly. It is a bit sticky when you first apply it, but once it’s all soaked in, it isn’t sticky what so ever!

I usually let it soak for about 3-4 minutes while I make faces in the mirror, do my hair, and slurp my coffee, in the morning routine that is. When night time comes I’m all about efficiency and can’t wait to go to bed, so then I just do the “can’t wait to hit they hay” dance. This has to be the product that me and my skin can’t live without, it just loves it, and slurps it up in minutes, craving more.
Scent wise it’s sweet with a hint of floral, I adore the smell, but I’ve read that others find it overbaring, which I can relate to, but I find it to just leave a hint of floral when it dries, so fear not if you don’t love the smell, it fades!

Container:
I like how simple the design is, a good old fashioned squeeze tube (hygienic!) in pink, what more can a girl ask for?
The best part is that they’ve incorporated a cute white snail on the tube, it took me ages to see that it was in fact a snail, but hey, now it can’t be unseen!
The one thing that Mizon does right is that they focus on the product, and not some fancy packaging, “Hey, we made an awesome gel cream with 74% snail, enjoy the product, we don’t need no glitter and sparkles” Maybe not what they were thinking, I’m just jumping to conclusions here.

So what do I feel about it?
I think this is the review where I’ve used the word love the most times, I can’t get enough of this gel, and my skin really loves it! Did I mention it’s dirt cheap? 4.50 for a tube that lasts a while, that’s a lot of product for your money!
I have felt improvement after starting to use it, my acne scars have faded a bit, and my skin feels clearer, and a tad more even skin tone wise, which is very nice if you ask me!
So I would definitely recommend this, seeing as it’s a lightweight hydrating gel, with snail power!  It probably won’t make you break out, but I can’t guarantee it. If it turns out to be a bad guy, you’ve only wasted 5 bucks!

Overall?
I’m never ever going to stop using it, I think.
So far this is my ride or die bitch, a trusted snail that supports me through purging and breakouts, and never disoppoints.
I love it! And it’s pink, huzzah!

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

This product gets:

🐌🐌🐌🐌🐌🐌🐌🐌🐌    9/10

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Have you tried it?
Let me know!

Peace&Love

 

-Mocka 🐌

Unboxing a little box of joy!

Hello darlings!

Finally something showed up in the mail! I feel like I’ve been waiting for ages, when in reality it’s only been two weeks… That’s how far my patience goes.

Anyway, it’s always exciting when something new arrives, and I get like a little kid when there’s something in the mail. I run from the mailbox and home, head straight for the kitchen, find my green knife (it’s my designated buddy when it comes to opening these things) and we both sit down on the floor of the living room and start tearing away at the packaging. The reason I’m telling you this is because in the heat of the moment I have a tendency to forget that maybe I should stop for a second and actually document the unboxing itself, which I rarely do. So today’s pictures aren’t that pretty, but very informative!

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This is where you should wonder what’s in the box! (I originally had two, but one died in “Mocka with green knife” combat. Sorry, not sorry.)

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I’ve also managed to break my light box, my sweet sweet homemade box that is, you know that whole cats vs cardboard boxes? Yeah, when you have two sneaky hairballs it rarely tends to work out having boxes in the house. But I’m already working on light box 2.0!

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So these, I just love them!
They’re cheap, they’re a breeze to apply and I like the finish they leave on my face after absorbing, I’ve almost emptied one, so I thought I’d just stock up on these pink little snails!

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Lordie, have you seen such delicate packaging before?
This is my first Banila Co. product, but hopefully not my last!
It’s just soooo pretty, and smells like I’ve just stuck my nose down a jar of honey. I can’t wait to try it out, and as mentioned earlier I plan to use this as a spot treatment for dry areas, so fingers crossed that my skin won’t hate it. I have a bad track record when it comes to honey and honey products, so maybe this will be the knight in shining armor that makes me believe in honey again?

I will of course be back with more info on these lovelies, I just have to put them through the whole sniff, test, burn, smear all over the cats routine!

Btw, we’re having a giveaway on our Instagram!
We finally reached 200 followers, and are celebrating with some goodies!
So click your way in to participate!
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Peace&Love

-Mocka

The April Empties!

Hello darlings!

We’re approaching May, which means it’s time to share what my silky smooth hands managed to empty during the course of April!
And by approaching I mean it’s already started, because I’m a bit slow and it’s already past midnight, three cheers for Miss Procrastinator!

I can’t say that I’ve emptied a whole lot, but I do have four items that are running low and will be gone before we hit the middle of the month, which means that the May post will be long and lovely!

Anyway, here’s what I finished and my thoughts about the products!

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Pictured:
Tonymoly Pokemon Sheet Mask Pack Isanghessi Green tea
Innisfree It’s Real Squeeze; Green Tea, Shea Butter, Pomegranate
Elizavecca Milky Piggy Silky Creamy Donkeysteam Cream Mask Pack
Mizon Multi Function Formula Snail Repair Eye Cream
Tonymoly Panda’s Dream White Sleeping Pack

Innisfree is as you can tell a good representative this month, which totally makes sense considering I bought 15 sheet masks from the same line last month.

So how did I enjoy these products you ask?
Well, let me tell you, young padawan!

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Tonymoly Panda’s Dream White Sleeping Pack:
Firstly, the sleeping pack I still adore, I have reviewed it and still stand by what I wrote, click here to read it. It’s light and nice, spreads evenly and you wake up with a smooth, plump face. What more can a girl ask for? Will I repurchase? Absolutely!

Mizon Multi Function Formula Snail Repair Eye Cream:
I don’t know where to begin with it, I think it does it’s job, doesn’t give me breakouts and contains one of my favourite ingredients; SNAAAAAILS. *insert snail emoticon x1000 here*
But how does one know if an eye cream works wonders? I haven’t noticed any amazeballs dramatical changes, but then again, I’ve been preoccupied with the rest of my face, so it works fine, not an eye opener when it comes to eye creams, nor the tube of doom that makes you see red. These eye puns are really killing me you guys!
Will I repurchase? Probably, in the lack of the perfect eye cream this will do for now!

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Innisfree It’s Real Squeeze; Green Tea, Shea Butter, Pomegranate:
So, I just stuffed all these three together. I thought I’d give a detailed review when I’ve tried them all, but so far the Shea Butter is my favourite, it hydrates, doesn’t give off a weird scent and does it’s job!
The green tea one does the bare minimum, maybe it hydrates, who knows? But there’s no change in my skin after usage and it’s slimy like a toddler’s snot. Not for me.
The pomegranate, quite alright, would probably use this again when I’ve been playing around with too many products and need an immediate soothing mask. This shit good, yaaz.

Tonymoly Pokemon Sheet Mask Pack Isanghessi Green tea
Yuck, do I really have to write about it?
It annoyed my skin more than words can describe. The essence dripped everywhere, and when I finally took it off, my neck and chest were covered in it. Didn’t really hit a homerun for me, but the packaging is cute.
Repurchase? Nah.

Elizavecca Milky Piggy Silky Creamy Donkeysteam Cream Mask Pack
I still love the ridiculously long name of this mask, but the content I could’ve probably lived happily without. Firstly the essence is a thick cream, the smell is quite a lot considering you’re stuck with it for 10-20 minutes, and there’s just a dash of donkey milk in it! WHAT? I paid good money for some sweet sweet YEE-HAW milk, and this is what I get? To be honest I have no idea if the milk is sweet, but it sounded better so..
Repurchase? I’d rather buy pure goat milk and pour it all over myself.


So that’s it for today!
What’s your empties this month?

Peace&Love

-Mocka