My skin-fix

Hello darlings!
Spring is here, and where I’m from that usually means social gatherings and family parties, which is all fun and games until you get so eager to try ERRYTHING you’ve hauled all at once, because you’re convinced your skin has superpowers and can handle it all, AT ONCE.
So right now my skin is acting up like a toddler turning two, and it ain’t pretty you guys!
Best part? Family gathering this Saturday, yay!

So obviously I would never recommend anyone ever,  to go apeshit on their skin introducing more than one product at a time, but what I do with mine, well, let’s just all take a minute and learn from my mistakes, mmmmkay?
So when I end up like this, I need to have a go to, a miracle fix to get that dewy glow just in time to look fabulous when interacting with other people. This is where I find the whole “less is more” principle to help heaps!
I basically just go back to scratch, call on the help from the snail gods, and sneak in a couple of sheet masks, this works wonders, and my skin has once again restored faith in me. At least for now.

Of course, getting healthy skin is all about patience, but as you might have picked up by now, that is a trait I’m not blessed with, but what I lack in that field, I make up for with charm and an exemplary sense of humor! Or so I’d like to think.

Anyway!
Here’s my “bulletproof back to basics saves me every time” routine

The Face Shop Rice Water Bright Cleansing Light Oil (PM Routine)
This really gets the job done, I’m a sucker for 7 layers of makeup, so when the day comes to an end and all I want to do is to get it of as quickly as possible, this is my best friend, but, this f*cker stings more than a pms infused bee if you’re lucky enough to get some in your eye.

8_5_2_9_3102439.JPG
Cosrx Good Morning Low PH Gel Cleanser
I hate how he smells, but loves the way he works his magic. Yes, my cleanser is a “he”, no worries! As I’ve complained about before, the scent on this one is not for me, what so ever, but the effect of the tea tree I just love, so for those days I have a cold we get along very well, but other than that we just barely get along. 
cosrx_034_light-500x500
Etude House Wonder Pore Freshner
This, I’m not that sure about, it does it’s job and I like the packaging, but I have been experimenting with another toner, that might just kick this one out of the routine, but for now, we’re the bestest of friends!
0a_4.jpg

Skinfood Peach Pore Sake Serum (Reviewed)
I LOVE THIS! There is a slight possibility that I might just be addicted to this fruity little guy, it leaves your skin with a semi matte finish, amazing smell, and your pores look smaller, I would like to believe that this is a gift from the peach gods, created to solve all my problems while smelling amazing, but maybe I’m just imagining the effects? I will get back to you with this when I have investigated more. 

IMG_7225
Etude House Moistfull Collagen Water Jelly Cream (Vicky’s Review)
My worst fear when first starting with Korean skincare was heavy pore clogging creams, so after googling, redditing and dating CosDna this was the one I ended up with, I love the fresh feeling, the scent and how it just absorbs right into the skin, so this might be in my routine for evah evah, she said, right before she discovered a moisturizer from paradise.
s-l300.jpg

Mizon Snail Repair Eye Cream
My first eye cream, and I’m still sticking to it, it’s snaily and doesn’t break me out, that makes me a happy kitty! 
Screen_shot_2015-06-02_at_8.31.43_PM.png

Missha All Around Safe Block Soft Finish Sun Milk
I just love the finish on this badboy, it’s a perfect primer, doesn’t leave a white cast, smells good, and doesn’t break me out, all the things I want in a perfect sunscreen! 
sub-fu

Simple as that!
For me this does wonders, these are the products that I know my skin loves and doesn’t reject at all, so when all else fails, this is my go to!
In my everyday routine there are a few other lovelies, but when it comes to a skin detox so to speak, these are the ones I j’adore!
So that’s it from me today, I would love to hear if you have a “Zombie apocalypse” routine you use when all else fails!

Peace&Love

-Mocka

Advertisements

Review: Etude House Moistfull Collagen Water Jelly Cream

Hey guys!

It’s time to share my thoughts and give you my review of a product that’s had a solid place in my skin care regimen for a long, long time. I’m talking about the Etude House Moistfull Collagen Water Jelly Cream! I bought this cream very early on in my k-beauty journey over a year ago, and so far it remains the moisturizer that has lasted the longest in my skin care routines. In fact, the tub I’m currently digging in to is my 7th tub! I think it’s safe to say that this cream is an oldie but a goodie.

So let’s get to it!

20170425_224748

The basics   ↓
Product type: Cream

Purpose: Moisturize
Step in skin care routine: Last step unless you apply sun screen or a sleeping mask.
Price (ebay): 14.11 USD

More Details   ↓
Colour: Clear.
Scent: It’s not very easy to determine what this cream smells like, but if you can picture a mix between the words “citrus” and “aquatic” you might get an idea of what I’m trying to explain. “Fresh” is also a good word for this product’s scent. It’s nice!
Consistency: Semi-thick gel.
Appearance on the skin: After 5 minutes of absorbation it has a semi-satin finish. The skin looks fresh and revitalized! Keep in mind that you should let the last skin care product you apply, absorb into the skin for at least an hour before applying make up.
Feeling on the skin: At first the product feels quite cool on the skin, which is nice. Of course this will subside as your body heat warms it up, but even so it leaves your skin feeling fresh and somewhat moisturized.
Container: On the bigger side, a bit bulky and possible travel friendly. I say “possibly” because it is in my opinion a bit big for travelling but it also is made of thick plastic (hence the size) and pretty solid!
Packaging: Plain and simple. Maybe even a bit boring. It also comes with a spatula (which I never use).

 


So what do I think of the Etude House Moistfull Collagen Water Jelly Cream?
As I mentioned earlier in this post, I purchased this cream for the very first time over a year ago when my k-beauty journey began, and I’ve been repurchasing it 6 times since then. I won’t lie, my reasons for repurchasing it isn’t because it’s amazing, because it’s not. It’s just… good? And it’s very affordable plus it lasts quite a long time. But my main reason for repurchasing it, is that my skin is rather sensitive and it’s been very diffult finding a cream that doesn’t break me out (I’m still looking for that perfect one out there) and this doesn’t.

The Moistfull Collagen Water Gelly Cream sinks nicely into the skin and does an allright job of moisturizing. However, for me personally I think it’s a bit too light for a day cream (allthough it sits nicely under make up) and definetely too light for a night cream, allthough I’ve been using it as one for a long time (in lack of anything better that doesn’t break me out) with a sleeping mask on top. I probably will continue repurchasing this product and using it as a day cream until I find a better alternative. And for the oily-skinned people out there, I think this cream could be a potential winner. And did I mention; it smells soooo good?

20170425_224402

So what are the cons again? (Not that many)

– Due to it’s size, the container isn’t the most travel friendly (the upside is that it’s very solid because it’s made of thick plastic).

– The product itself isn’t moisturizing enough for my combination skin.

Rating   ↓
Colour: 10/10
Scent: 10/10
Consistency: 10/10
Appearance on the skin: 7/10
Feeling on the skin: 7/10
Moisturizing: 6/10
Container: 7/10
Packaging: 7/10

Overall   ↓
💧💧💧💧💧💧💧  7/10

And remember; I always recommend taking a closer look at any new product before purchasing it, just in case you’re allergic or sensitve to one or more of the ingredients. Personally I always check before buying a new product, because I know my skin is of the extra vulnerable type as I do have dehydrated combination skin with acne prone areas. You can find the ingredients, what they are and what they do at CosDna.

Vicky  ❤

My daily skin care routine 🐱

So, we meet again!
Hello darlings, dudelings and everyone inbetween!

This post is in no shape or form sponsored. These are my words and honest opinions.

FullSizeRender
I earlier today Instagrammed that I would be posting my skin care routine, so here it is, keep in mind, I’m still tweaking, adding, switching, loving and hating the products, but for now, these are my go-to’s. Just wait until my haul hits the mail, then the routine will look a whole lot different, and pinker and cuter and everything nice. Because we all know I can’t control myself when it comes to cute.
In this post I just list the things I use daily, so it will not have my adored sheet masks or my exfoliators in this one because well, that’s for another day!

So for now, this is what it looks like;

FullSizeRender_1

I start off with;
The Face Shop rice water bright cleansing oil; so far I have nothing bad to say about it, it does it’s job, takes the makeup off, spreads evenly, but it does sting the eyes if you’re clever enough to accidentally get some of it in there. I continue with the Holy Mother of Gel Cleansers:
Cosrx’s Low Ph Good Morning Gel Cleanser; I don’t want to insult this cult product in any way, but I don’t really see the hype, I mean, it cleanses well, takes all the dirt that the oily deliciousness didn’t, but I really can’t stand the scent or the tight face feeling, so I will probably switch this one out as soon as one of the three others I’ve ordered arrive.

FullSizeRender_2

After cleansing comes toner!

Etude House’s Wonder Pore Freshner; Does the job for me, I like it, and don’t really know what more there is to say, love the packaging, it really has that fresh and simple look, love it!

Next I like to switch it up all depending on if it’s the AM or PM routine, usually I incorporate Cosrx’s BHA Blackhead Power Liquid in the AM routine, and Cosrx’s AHA 7 Whitehead Power Liquid in the PM, I don’t use these everyday, but when I do, that is how it goes down. For those easier days (read, too lazy to do a full on super routine) I just slap on my highly praised Skinfood Peach Sake Serum and do a little happy dance before moving on to the next step. 🙂
FullSizeRender_3

I am a huge fan of the snail. Snailpower all the way! Therefore my choice of eye cream falls on the Mizon Snail Repair Eye Cream: spreads nicely, no offensive scent, and soaks rather quickly into the skin, so all is well!
Then comes the moisturizer, which I just hands down adore! The idea of  heavy, thick creams still scare me, you know, mental scars from the western product days when a thick cream would break you out and make your face look like a zombiecheesepizza that just had to run it’s course..
So when I first got started I ordered a gel cream, and it does it’s job, spreads evenly, and my face feels nice and babybooty-like when it has absorbed. I am of course talking about the Moistfull Collagen Water Jelly Cream from Etude House, j’adore!

At last comes the sun screen, or sleeping pack, depending on what your next step is. You going to bed? Slap on some panda! You going to meet a lovely in the park for a picnic? Gurl, get your UV-protection on!
My protector is Missha’s All Around Safe Block Soft Finish Sun Milk. Not only does it spread evenly, soak up fast and leave a matte and gorgeous canvas to smear your makeup on, but the lid is pink! The packaging on this bad girl is just so cute, sleek, minimalistic and nice. You can tell that I adore it. I have this thing for products that work and are easy on the eyes!

So there you have it!
In-between here I also variate with sheet masks, exfoliators and this one ampoule that I’ve tried three times, but has broken me out like a motherducker, but we’ll save that for another post!

If you have any HolyMoly products that we should try out, let us know!
FullSizeRender_4

-Mocka