Tuesday, April 11, 2017

ELIZAVECCA EGF Elastic Retinol Cream REVIEW⎜ AMAZING Anti Aging CREAM!



Hi guys! Welcome back to my blog! And today I will be reviewing Elizavecca's EGF Elastic Retinol Cream that was kindly sent to me by the company. Nowadays, I am particularly interested in anti-aging skincare so receiving this was especially exciting for me!^^

First off, for those of your who are not familiar with the benefits of Retinol should know that this is an anti aging skincare ESSENTIAL! Retinol is basically Vitamin A which is an essential ingredient to preventing and transforming premature aging and visible signs of wrinkles. Due to the chaos of everyday life our skin has to go through day after day, Retinol has been proven to help improve uneven skin tone, smooth and refine the skin's surface as well as reduce pores! Since the cream includes this anti aging ingredient, the product therefore sounds super promising to me!

The product itself comes in this pretty yellow/orange packaging with the renowned piggy on the label (super cute!) and the cream is very thick and "elastic like" (due to the EGF & Gold Nest Extracts also included in the cream) EGF or Epidermal Growth Factor aids in the stimulation of new cell production and brings back collagen production to your skin- making it firmer and youthful looking.
Another key ingredient included in the cream is the "Gold Nest Extract" which promotes anti aging by activating stem cells and cell rejuvenation to your skin. The consistency of the cream itself once applied to the skin is slightly sticky and requires a bit of patting into the skin for it to be totally absorbed. But once absorbed, you can feel your skin "firming" up quite fast! My skin felt very plump and refreshed even after trying it out the first time. As for the smell, it smells like most other creams very flowery and slightly strong for a face cream.

This cream is recommended for night use only since it contains Retinol (Retinol breaks down in the presence of sunlight). However, you can use it during the day too if you wish..just make sure to put on sunscreen and wear a hate when you go out!! Try to avoid direct sunlight :) I will be doing a follow up blog post on how well this cream worked for me after a month or so.. So please be sure to check right back here! But for the value and price.. I think this cream worth a try! πŸ‘πŸ» For a more comprehensive and detailed review please don't forget to check out my full video review on this amazing product :)

MY VERDICT

Effectiveness: 8/10
Packaging: 9/10
Price: 10/10






Sunday, March 26, 2017

LANEIGE λΌλ„€μ¦ˆ NEW SILK INTENSE LIPSTICKS - REVIEW & DEMO⎜Make your own Cus...



Good morning guys! Today's review will be on LANEIGE's newest range of their SILK INTENSE LIPSTICKS! However in this review I will be focusing only on their customization ability of their lippies (which is part of their new feature in this new and improved collection!) I really like a lot of the shades they have but because of the hefty price tag, I decided to stick to the one main color "Get it Red" #335 and see how it changes colors using the two mixer colors #ExoticYellow and #FantasyForest. This feature of the collection intrigued me the most, so I really wanted to see how well I was able to customized my own colors from having just this one red :)

The texture of the red is super creamy and soft and it glided so well over my lips. I am not a pro at lipstick application or anything but I found that this formula really helped with the clean and sharp finish to the application! The new formula has a build-able intensity and coverage and has a nice light weight creme texture to the lips. These shades also contain ultra micronized pigments so they go on more evenly and be built for opaque coverage or worn sheer without looking patchy. 

There are over 30+ shades to choose from (W27,000/ $24 each)..and to be honest despite the price it really does seem worth it! I am thinking of even going back to add to my collection! Quality lipsticks are hard to find. 
So here I've gone ahead and tested out the color mixes on the back of my hand first, starting off with the Red + the "Tone Up" color #ExoticYellow..and as you can see the color changed to this really pretty coral shade. The "Tone Down" color #ForestFantasy turned the same red to a Mauvish purple..which is also really nice! 

This little experiment really left me very impressed..I am really satisfied with the color pigmentation and coverage of these lipticks and will definitely be going out to get more while I am still in Korea. Despite the pricetag..I think it was worth every cent! 

MY VERDICT!

COLOR: 10/10
INTENSITY: 10/10
DURABILITY: 10/10
PRICE: 8/10



Wednesday, March 22, 2017

NEW! ETUDE HOUSE μ—λ›°λ“œν•˜μš°μŠ€ Dear My Glass Tinting Lips-Talk Swatches



Hi everyone!^^

 So today I am going to do a quick swatch on ETUDE HOUSE's latest lipsticks- Dear My Glass Tinting Lips- Talk..and I'm not going to lie..one huge reason for to even purchase these new lippies is because of these AMAZINGLY CUTE CASES! (They really know how to make me broke over and over again- effective marketing for cute package suckers like me!) anyway besides that the colors themselves from this collection was super fresh and Spring/ Summer appropriate. All of the colors have a sheer/glass like finish (hence the name of the collection) which lends out to it being very wearable and appropriate for everyday makeup and day time wear. The colors I picked ranges from soft coral pink to muted beige..and with the most vibrant being the orange/red color.

I chose in total 5 colors along with these cute cases! (it took me so long to come with these five because they were all so cute !!) And the colors I got were:
→ BE101
→ OR203
→ PK003
→ PK007
→ RD302

The wear on these lippies were pretty good since they were also tints..so it stayed on pretty much all day (just be careful of it smearing a little bit when you first apply..) besides that I am very happy with them! The colors were soft and pretty...perfect for the warmer season.. ^_^ I am a happy bunny!


MY VERDICT!

COLOR: 8/10
WEAR: 8/10




Saturday, March 18, 2017

Neogen Dermalogy Bio-Peel Gauze Peeling Lemon REVIEW + Anti Aging Skinca...



Hi guys! So today I finally have a bit of time to do a quick review for you on the Neogen Bio Peel Gauze Peeling Lemon, and this product as I am sure most of you have already heard about is the HOLY GRAIL of all skin exfoliators out there since 2016!! So much rave and great reviews have been made on this product which is why I decided to try for myself if it is indeed for real or just super hyped up. 
So according to its claims, this little jar of wonder gives instant brightness and visible clearer/smoother skin from even the first use. It is packed with anti-oxidants (from the lemon) and promises to help diminish dark spots and signs of premature aging. It also contains Lactic Acid which helps to remove debris and any impurities from your pores.


The one thing I noticed straight away was the strong lemon scent as soon as I opened the jar (very refreshing!) really reminded me of mojitos lol...and each pad was saturated with the essence in the tub..it was literally drenched! Now each of these pads comes with two different textured sides, one side is the first step which is the yellow slightly textured side, giving your the exfoliating treatment as you clean your face. The second side is the quilted cotton side, and you use this side to wipe off any leftover dead skin on your face from the first step.


The first step for me was so satisfying, the pad was not too abrasive or harsh on my skin and I could feel that my skin was getting properly exfoliated as I worked my way around my face. The second step felt even nicer! The soft quilted side felt very soothing against my skin after the first step and my skin felt instantly refreshed after I washed off the essence. The skin felt more hydrated and smooth and I was really surprised by also how bright it appeared after using it just the one time! I was definitely very impressed. I particularly love the fact that the pads were gently enough on the skin for it be used everyday, and although I don't think I will be using it more than twice a week I definitely don't see why you cannot use it everyday and make it as part of your daily skincare routine. This product is by far my favorite so far that I have tried and I definitely think I want to try the Green Tea & the Wine ones next!

MY VERDICT : 10/10 !! 

WHERE TO BUY: Amazon $17. 32






Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Elizavecca Black Head 3 Step Solution & Kangsipack 24k Mask Review⎜SUPER...


Hey guys! So today I have a pretty late review post on two Elizavecca hit products from 2016 (Hopefully it's not wayyy too late!) I just have time to review them all for you now so I decided to jump right into it and do two at once! 

So I am pretty sure you all have seen numerous reviews on this 3 step nose strip for the majority of 2016 already, made even more popular by the sudden wave of interest in black head removal DIY's and video reviews. This 3 step nose strips promises to effectively remove blackheads and white heads, to which I am more than obliged to follow because during the time of this review I have the most ANNOYING white head lodged on the tip of my nose..and seriously it won't budge! Yuck!


So let's jump right into it!


STEP 1: The first strip is a cotton pad saturated with some kind of watery essence. This step is meant to help open up and clear out your pores. (10 -15 minutes) However I left mine on for a little longer (20 minutes) 
The results after the first step left the skin on and around my nose feeling pretty soft, so at this point I was optimistic of my little friend being pulled out. 

STEP 2: This second step is meant to help absorb the blackhead. The strip looks a little bit like a sticker, I had to peel off the plastic backing before placing it onto my nose. But as you can see from the photo, I had some trouble trying to put it on properly it didn't stick right around the crease of my nose as it should have done. My nose was pretty damp at this point from the first step so I am not sure if it needs more dampening before the second step. Anyway, at this point I decided to leave it on for another 20 minutes being peeling it off. 

After the 20 minutes was up, as you can see the bridge of my nose cleared up pretty nicely, however the sides (where the nose strip didn't stick on right) still left a few white heads here and there. My little friend on the tip of my nose, unfortunately was STILL there so I was a little disappointed :( 

STEP 3: This last step is meant to tighten the pores back up by use of cellulose mask. Now this step was really nice and soothing and it did leave my nose feeling very soft and supple!

My Verdict: 5/10


Since it did not pull out my little friend I can only give this mask a 5 unfortunately. I was a little disappointed because of all the "raves" this product had prior to my trying it out. I did receive a little tip off from a viewer that it may be because my nose was too dry or that my skin was not damp enough prior the second step. I will have to give it another go to see if this is indeed the case! Besides that, the last step did leave my nose feeling soft!



ELIZAVECCA KANGSIPACK MASK


Alright guys let's move onto the SECOND PRODUCT! Another popular product from Elizavecca and this is the Kangsipack 24k Gold Mask! (Whooop!) To be honest I was super excited to try this one out because...well come on it's GOLD!! :P Now this product to do the following main things to your skin after even the first use:

1. Nourish & moisturize the skin
2. Brighten up & Make your skin GLOW for daysss

First up let me tell you all the cool properties of how gold can benefit your skin health in general:

1. Reduce signs of fine lines
2. Slows down the aging process
3. Boosts Elasticity
4. Puts moisture back into your skin
5. Slows down the depletion of collagen process

So hell yeh I jumped on it! This mask like most masks requires 15- 20 minutes of your time while it works its gold magic on your skin. 
The consistency of the mask was pretty bouncy and easy to apply, and as you can see within minutes after smearing the mask all over my face it started turning white around the edges before turning completely white & slightly chalky by the 10th minute.

After washing off the mask after the 20 minutes mark, my skin felt super duper soft. I was really surprised! The mask melted off my face as soon as it came in contact with water, turning it back to the yellow gold color. My skin did look and feel brighter so I can honestly say I was a lot happier with this mask than the first one I tried! However, make sure to moisturize straight away because after a while my skin felt a little dry.


My Verdict: 8/10 



Tuesday, January 31, 2017

TRAVEL WITH ME: KRABI Phi Phi Island Tour (Monkey Island, Maya Bay, Bamb...





So I finally had the chance and time to go back to visit my family in Thailand for three blissful weeks. After two years of being away from the tropics, the first thing I knew I had to do was hit the BEACH! and that was exactly what we did :) It was mid December 2016 which was a great time to visit any beach destinations around the southern parts of Thailand because that is during the high season which means SUN SUN SUN! And luckily, the day we went for our Phi Phi Island tour was a perfect sun drenched day!

The Nine hotel @Ao Nang
Upon arriving in Krabi, my family kindly hooked us up in one of our family's hotels in Ao Nang, Krabi called "The Nine Hotel", beautifully located within 10 minutes walk from the main strip and the beach itself! Upon arrival my sister in law recommended for us to try the popular Phi Phi Island speed boat tour the following day which we jumped on right away, and I am glad we did because despite being Thai and all the experience was still pretty amazing and neither of us have visited Phi Phi before. The following day, the taxi came to pick up us promptly at 8:30 am, and after picking up other guests from nearby hotels, we finally headed off the boat pier to begin our tour. Unsurprisingly, there were a lot of people waiting at the pier to board the boat, and upon hearing our names we were on our way to the islands!

On our way! Yay! 
The boat's first drop off was at the Bamboo beach or "Koh Pai" which was a nice secluded beach with lovely white sands and turquoise blue sea, there were a lot of people on the beach when we were there so it was a little bit off putting but nevertheless the beach itself was perfect! After the allotted 40 minutes or so, we were shipped off to our first snorkeling spot which was really nice! The water was crystal clear and there were so many fishies! It was heaven.

Bamboo Beach (Koh Pai)
For lunch we stopped by Phi Phi Don and was greeted by a mass of other tour groups heading towards the same destination, the lunch was served buffet style and there was a nice variety of food when we were there. After lunch we slept our food comas off at a quiet spot of the beach and people watched until we were called back onto the boat which was pleasant. It was nice to just relax and enjoy the beach and the weather without having to hurry back. 

Back on the boat and we were taken to two photo spots of the tour, the viking cave which was pretty cool! (The cave is actually used for bird nest farming) and the monkey island which was awesome. We were just there watching these monkeys jumping off cliffs and swimming in the sea, it was pretty amazing! We didn't stop long at the island and headed towards my personal favorite spot of the whole day! Phi Phi Lay. The boat took us into this gorgeous emerald green cove, which was so stunning! The water was super clear and you can see the bottom of the ocean as the boat drifted past. This was definitely my favorite spot and of course we took a bunch of photos!

Phi Phi Lay
Last but not least, the final stop of our tour was at Maya bay, where Leonardo Di Caprio filmed for The Beach (Scream!) The beach itself although beautiful was PACKED and I mean PACKED with hoards of travelers and boats wanting to take a glimpse of the beach where Leo once were 10+ years ago! There is also a national park on the beach itself, which we leisurely stroll through. On the other side, we found a nice view point/photo taking spot where we hurriedly took our keepsake photos since there were so many people wanting to do the same. 

Maya Bay  Photo Credit:Walkabout Tours Phuket 
Back on the boat and we finally headed back to dry land. Although slightly crowded, I must say I still enjoyed our tour immensely. The weather held up perfectly for us and the beaches were beautiful. I guess it's up to luck and also time of the season if you want less crowd! Otherwise it was a perfect day out.



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