First Impression; Scinic Propolis 95 Ampoule

Hello darlings!

This week I took to Instagram to see what you lovelies would like to read about, cuz you know, I wanna be hip and one of the cool kids, jk, I’m already awesome.
But this is the product that most of you are curious about, so without further ado, let’s talk propolis!

(if you look really hard, you’ll discover that my little friend Mr.Snail is photobombing this collage)

Name: Scinic Propolis 95 Ampoule
Product: Ampoule
Good for: pore care, anti aging, anti inflammatory, firming, moisturizing.
Description: Bee Propolis is a natural antioxidant buzzing with nutrients and minerals that regenerate cells and renew skin. This ampoule is chock full of Propolis, more than most skincare products out there, leaving you with firm, clear, and healthy skin. Use a few drops a day, and you’ll believe all the buzz around this beehive of youth.
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Price: 14$ (Ebay)
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This is just so pretty, I adore the container, with the tinted glass and a decadent silver dropper, yum!

So, if you’ve been around the internet, you’ll notice the buzz about propolis, and how it’s supposed to be the bees knees, well, they weren’t wrong!
This little sucker is so far one of my favourite newbies, but let’s bee real, I’ve only tried it three times, and most of this love comes from the fact that it hasn’t broken me out yet!

Anyway…

Packaging:
Comes in a cute yellow box with that silver logo, simple, sleek, elegant!
The bottle/container itself is gorgeous, heavy and made of glass, a hygienic dropper, and the tinted glass, did I mentioned how classy this queen bee is?

Texture & Smell:
It’s heavy packed with propolis and not quite as runny as I thought it would be, it’s jiggle friendly, so you can do the skincare dance while applying it, spreads out nicely, but takes a little bit of time to absorb, at first it was kind of sticky, which left me with this buzzing fear that I would end up being a sweet sticky mess, but no worries, after a while it soaks in beautifully, and leaves your skin dewy and plump!
Scent wise it smells clean, I was expecting this heavy honey goodness, maybe based on the fact that the Banila Co. Essence stick smells of pure honey, but I was everything but disappointed when I discovered that this has a faint floral scent, or natural if you will.
Let’s just say that I love it, but I have no idea which words to use, to describe the scent.


So there you have it, so far so good!
I bought this solely based on hype, and the fact that this is supposed to have anti inflammatory super bee powers, and that it’s good for acne prone skin!
I have high hopes for this buzzing little ampoule, and will be putting it to the test, i’ve had no negative reactions to it so far, and that usually indicates that my skin is going to get along just fine with this product, but one can never be too sure, my face has a tendency to be one devious motherbleeper, trolling me one breakout at a time.

I will be back with a buzzin full review after having put this to the full on honey smelling sniff, apply and roll in it test.

Remember, what works for me, might not work for you, YMMV.
So I’d recommend always taking a closer look at the product before purchasing, unless you’re like me, weak for pretty packaging and cute names.
But for clarification, that almost never works out, my skin likes nice ingredients, and doesn’t really care about pink & shiny.

Have you tried this product?
Let me know!

Peace&Love

-Mocka

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The long road to a makeup free face

Hello darlings!

Yes, we’re talking makeup, or rather, the strong desire to not depend on makeup!

I’ve been using heavy foundations and such for many years, basically anything that could cover my awful skin would be an instant friend of mine. Well.. let’s just say that it took a long time to come to terms with the fact that the more shit I put on my face, the more angry my skin would get.
It wasn’t until recently that I accepted the hard cakey truth that maybe it’s time to let the skin killing foundations go, and boy is it hard!
So far I’ve hit the five consecutive days of foundation free greatness mark, but I can’t stop feeling uncomfortable going to work naked faced, I know, silly right? So until I’m comfortable in my own natural glorious skin, literally, I’m searching for alternatives, which means I’ve already got stuff on the way, so much for that no buy rule.

So face wise I decided to try out two BB creams, I’ve browsed the internet to figure out what you all actually like, and the search left me with 20+ alternatives, so I went for the two most mentioned I could find, just not to go insane over all the alternatives, smart right?

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First up; Missha M Perfect Cover BB Cream
Which, probably everyone who’s ever been searching for Korean cosmetics has heard of, or maybe that’s just something I believe. Anyway, most mentioned on all the sites I visited, so definitely worth a try! 3064398

Next I purchased the Holika Holika Petit BB cream Clearing, this also comes in other versions, like shimmer, bouncing and aqua.
I landed on this because let’s face it, my skin needs a little problem care, and this seemed like a suitable fit for me, and of course, if I end up liking this I will probably try the other versions from Holika Holika.
So yeah, hopefully these will be good tools on my way to happier skin!

When I first had broken the no buy rule I thought what they heck, let’s get some more goodies!
So I also ended up purchasing an eyeliner and two ampoules that I’m really looking forward to try! I was basically having a mini panic attack when it hit me that my current ampoule is very close to empty, and I don’t have another one or a replacement for it, so of course I had to get two brand new ones I’ve never tried before!
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The eyeliner I ended up purchasing is the Etude House Styling Eye Liner, it was cheap, it’s black, and I use eyeliner everyday, so worst case it ends up being my backup liner.

Ampoule wise these two were the ones that ended up in my basket;

And if you ask me why, I have no good response.
I’ve wanted to try an propolis based ampoule, and the Scinic one didn’t have any terrible reviews or a horribad ingredient list, and I like the looks of it, so I thought it was a good test product to see if I’m indeed a fan of the propolis hype.
The Bergamo on the other hand.. where do I begin?
I fell for the pink, and bought it solely based on the looks of it, shallow right? Sorry, not sorry.
I didn’t even check the ingredient list before buying, that’s how big of a sucker I am for pink and shiny. Looking back now I should’ve just stuck to the good old Mizon Snail Ampoule. But hey! I’ll test the pink cuteness and get back to you when that time comes.

( I did also order a backup ampoule, the same as the one I have, just in case all else fails)

So that escalated quickly, this was supposed to be an all makeup post, but when I blog, I blog all the way! Or something like that.

Until next time!
-Mocka

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

Today’s mini haul!

Hey guys!

I’ve just bought myself four new products, none of which I’ve tried before. Needless to say; I’m very excited and can’t wait to find them in my letter box! As you might be able to tell, I’m not very big on mega hauls. I prefer to shop for the products I want/need in smaller ammounts, and more frequent. Just how I like it!

Here are the products   ↓

Innisfree Orchid Eye Cream:
I bought this product because my current eye cream (Mizon Multi Function Formula Snail Repair Eye Cream) is running very low, and I wanted to try a new one. I’m not unhappy with the Mizon, I’ve just heard great things about the Innisfree Orchic Eye Cream and I’ve been meaning to give that one a try for ages!

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Scinic Honey All In One Ampoule:
This is another Holy Grail product for many, and that’s why I bought it. It really is as simple as that! Just like the Orchid Eye Cream from Innisfree, I’ve only heard good things about this ampoule, so when I discovered that my current ampoule is nearly empty, I naturally threw the Scinic Honey All In One Ampoule in my basket and ran for the hills! Did I mention that according to CosDna this product has very few irritants?

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Etude House Pure Water Baobab Moist Cream:
I first heard about this product through Mocka, which (I think) read about it in a Holy Grail Thread on Reddit. I think…
The Pure Water Baobad Moist Cream from Etude House is from what I understand a gel type cream. I already have enough of these, and I should really focus my energy on finding an actualy creamy cream that will get along with my skin. BUT I’ve heard great things about it, and CosDna says it’s a peach! In other words: I just have to try it!

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The Saem Jeju Horse Oil Soothing Gel Cream:
When it comes to this product in particular there’s really not too much to say at the moment. There’s no information about it on CosDna, and usually I wouldn’t buy a product that’s not listed on there. However, I read a few reviews on it and quite a few people seem to really like it! Yes, it’s another gel cream. BUT from what I understand, this product is a slightly heavier gel type cream. AND it’s not clear but white-ish, which could mean that this provides more moisture than the usual clear gel cream. There’s only one way to find out; I’m going to put it to the test!

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What’s more?

I’m still waiting for a few packages I ordered a couple of weeks ago, but I have a feeling that at least one of them will arrive today or tomorrow! It’s past due! The product I’m taking about is Tonymoly’s The Fresh Phytoncide Pore Gel Cream   ↓

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When it comes to this product, I wasn’t completely sure if I needed it. As I mentioned before I already own enough gel creams. However, I know my skin really loves gel type creams as opposed to the more heavy, white, creamy creams, and the one I’ve been using as a day time moisturizer for ages now (the Etude House Moistfull Collagen Water Jelly Cream) just isn’t moisturizing enough. So that’s how I came to look for another alternative, and The Fresh Phytoncide Pore Gel Cream from Tonymoly had great reviews. Plus according to CosDna, this baby has NONE irritants or acne triggers. Of course you can never be sure with any product until you’ve tried it, but I do have high hopes for this bad boy!
The rest of the products are due very soon! I’m taking about the Etude House Curl Fix Long Lash Mascara, the Innisfree Green Tea Seed Serum, the Mamonde Happy & Smart Cleansing Tissues and the Skinfood Aloe Watery Sun Water Gel   ↓

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If you want to know why I purchased these products you can read about it in this post.

So there you have it! A little update on the products I’m expecting to arrive very soon, and the ones that will arrive in a couple of weeks! Stay tuned for first impressions and reviews of these products in the near future.

Vicky ❤

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I’ve got my eye on you

I’m always looking for new skin care products to try. Here are some of the products I’m currently considering for my next haul (categorized + not all steps are included for this post)  ↓

Oil cleansers:

Banila Co. Clean ItZero Purity, Banila Co. Clean It Zero and Heimish All Clean Balm

 

Second cleansers:

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Toners:

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Serums:

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Skinfood Peach Sake Pore Serum

Essences:

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Benton Snail Bee High Content Essence

Ampoules:

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Eye Creams:

Innisfree Orchid Eye Cream and Neogen White Truffle Laycure Oil Stick (this last one isn’t really an eye cream, but can be used on the eye area aswell.)

Extras  ↓

Masks:

Lioele Water Drop Sleeping Pack and A’pieu Good Morning Sorbet Mask

 

These are all products I’ve had my eye on for at least a month, many of them for several months. There have been various reasons for not having purchased them yet, but there’s also a good reason behind everyone of them still being on my radar. Sometimes a product will be prioritized over another product at that perticular time. And sometimes you just already have enough of one product type sitting around. Nevertheless most of these will all get their chance to shine in my skin care routine at some point.

Stay tuned to find out which ones will be part of my next haul and why!
Have you tried any of these? 😀

 

Vicky 🙂

Lagre