Saturday, May 27, 2017

Most UNDERRATED Korean Skincare Brand EVER! │LJH Leejiham Bio+N Alike Sk...

Good Saturday afternoon from Korea guys!

So yesterday I finally uploaded my new skincare review on the Lee Jiham (LJH) Bio +N line. Now this brand is not a new brand, however it is not exactly the type of brand that would suddenly pop to mind straightaway when you first think of K-beauty. Now I am not saying that it is not a good or not a well known brand, it is just not a brand that is as "commercially recognized" as other  typical K-beauty skincare front liners out there.. (unless of course if you are a true K-beauty brand fanatic then you would probably have heard of it once or twice before lol) Anyway, in my opinion this brand and in particular these products are so underrated! and what really strikes me about this brand is the fact that they are the first cosmeceutical skincare brand in Korea. Dr. Lee Jiham who is the founder and creator of this brand created this brand based off his need for suitable skincare products for his aesthetic and skin patients at his clinics after their operations. His idea of combining pharmaceutical products with cosmetics is definitely something to marvel at. I really love the idea of having a skincare product that not only beautifies you but also improve the health and well being of your skin in one go! Super cool idea!

So let me just quickly summarize up the whole idea behind this LJH line in particular. The BIO +N Alike Skin Toner & the BIO + N Barrier cream both comprises of up to 85% Bio mineral water instead of purified water. For those of you who are not sure of the benefits of "Bio mineral water", this is essentially a skin identical ingredient which aids in helping the product get absorbed better into your skin. So instead of the products just staying on top of your skin when you apply it, the bio mineral water assists in absorbing all the rich ingredients of these products straight into your skin! I think of it as an expressway for your skin to receive all the nutrients from the skincare products lol.

Another great property of this line is that it is super soothing and feels hydrating and gentle on the skin! My dry skin was literally lapping up the toner and the cream. They absorbed so well into my skin and so smoothly that within seconds I could see that my skin had more moisture level to it. Since the brand concentrates its core ingredients heavily on Korean herbal extracts, the BIO +N line is deemed as hypoallergenic. It is soothing and gentle enough for people with sensitive or acne prone skin and the brand even claims that it is mild enough that even kids can benefit from them! I am also pleased to inform you guys too that this line DOES NOT contain any Parabens, Talc, Mineral Oil or Alcohol, which makes this skincare line even more of a wonder for me as to why it is not more recognized than it is now!?
Finally let me wrap up one last benefit and probably the biggest one for me lol. IT IS ANTI- AGING! Hallelujah! lol..For those who are in their thirties like me, this is the most IMPORTANT factor for me when it comes to selecting or trying out skincare products. Both the toner and the cream has a skin barrier property which helps to protect your skin from all the pollution and other external environmental factors which could dry out and clog up your skin, ultimately leading to fine lines, wrinkles and blemishes.
The last product in this review is on LJH Vital CC Cream, and this is also another little gem of a find for me! This CC cream is such a time saver! It is an all in one multi tasking CC cream which comprises of makeup, sunscreen & vitamin C. But it is its ability to "Natural skin tone match" which really intrigued me! This CC cream not only brightens and hide imperfections in one step but it also automatically skin matches according to your skin tone to give a nice natural finish without looking chalky or leaving an overcast. At first I was a little concern because the cream looked really white and since it also contains SPF, I was afraid I would not be able to blend it out properly. I was wrong lol. The cream blended in and absorbed pretty quickly into my skin I was so surprised! It also gave a nice natural looking coverage. I personally like light to medium coverage because I don't like anything too heavy on my face especially during the day, and as you can see even with a small amount I was able to achieve that. Of course you can build on it if you prefer full coverage! It is nice and light so I really like it so far for my daytime wear.
So all in all what do I think of these three products from LJH so far? If you haven't guessed it already, I am pretty impressed! These are my first products I have tried from this brand and it is fair to say that I will definitely be trying out more! :) I heard that their Vita Propolis Ampoule is a hit at the moment..maybe I will try that


LJH Bio + N Alike Skin: 9/10

LJH Bio + N Barrier Cream: 8/10

Vital CC Cream: 8/10


Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Healthy Life. Happy Life!

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This morning as I looked into the mirror what appeared back at me was a worn out looking person with serious under eye bag issues and dull looking skin, and that was when I realized I have not been looking after myself as much as I should have been. It seems like nowadays work has overtaken every single aspect of my life- I no longer have the time to eat or sleep properly, let alone exercise regularly. What we have decided to prioritize ourselves with these days overshadows the very existence of our well being and health, and by the time we finally settle down to enjoy the fruits of our labor from all the "work" we have been doing all our lives, that is when our body starts to retaliate- hospital bills starts flooding in, achy joints and back pains starts spreading discomfort throughout our body, it truly is the debt that we all must pay for not taking the time we should have to look after ourselves properly. 
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So with this in mind, I have decided that I really should do something drastic about it. I don't want to be one of those people who ends up having to pay half of my pension to hospital bills and living out my life in wards. No. I won't let that happen! For this very reason, I decided to start being kinder to myself, to LOVE myself a lot more, to prioritize MYSELF first, and this is why I have decided to start a new section in my blog dedicating to a better living and lifestyle choices that I hope will not only keep me in check but also help to motivate whoever reads this to do the same. My plan is to start exercising at least 3 times a week (from 0 workouts!) and also watch what I eat more closely. I want this to a be longterm goal and health achievement so I want to slowly get myself into it so that it sticks and becomes part of a "better me" over time. I am not looking for quick fixes to my body image but a long term investment to healthier lifestyle. 
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So with this said, I urge you all to follow me on my journey to being healthy! This is my first post for this section and I hope as the posts increase, so will my stamina and determination towards a better and healthier me! Stay tuned for more updates on how I go about achieving a "Happier Healthier Life!" #TayaFitness

Monday, May 22, 2017

The MOST PAINFUL Mask EVER?! Elizavecca Hell Pore Clean Up Mask REVIEW &...

Good Afternoon Everyone!

Today I come to you with the acclaimed "Most painful peeling mask EVER!!" Now this product has already been out in the market for quite some time now and I really contemplated whether or not I should even do a review on it since there are already SO MANY reviews/ videos on them already! Nevertheless my curiosity got the best of me lol. I really wondered if it was as painful as everyone says it was?? Or is it all part of a really clever marketing strategy the company has decided to come up with? And with this in mind I dove head first to testing it out for myself..and boy was I in for a very big reality check! HAHA!

My initial reaction when I first got the product was oh my goodness what a cute packaging! True to all Elizavecca products, the packaging is fun and cute. The product came in this convenient squeezable bottle and the consistency of the mask itself is slightly viscous but not sticky. It also has a nice fresh scent to it. It was really to apply, I used my spare spatula to thinly spread the product all over my face.
You can build on the thickness to however much you like but I decided to spread a thin layer this time round. After a few minutes, the mask tightened up a little bit especially around my mouth and jaw area, and by the time it was15 minutes (recommended time to leave the mask on) it became really difficult to talk or even move my mouth! The mask dried off to a very plastic looking finish and as you can guess, this is what makes it almost impossible to peel off!
Also the bits of mask that were left stuck on my hands and fingers all turned into this weird elastic glue-like residue! It took me a while before I could even find where to peel off the mask because it stuck on like super glue! AND please don't do like how I did! I should've peeled the mask from the bottom up but for some reason I did it from the top first and regretted it immensely lol.

After a tough 10-15 minutes or so I finally peeled off the mask..and OMG was it PAINFUL! I could literally feel every single nerve ending tingling as the mask peeled up every single inch of whatever it could pick up on my face lol..Besides whiteheads it also managed to pick up all my baby hairs as well haha!! 

Anyway joking aside, this mask is pretty was painful yes but the strength it had to pull out all that gunk on my skin really left me quite impressed. My skin did feel quite tingly but surprisingly it left my skin semi moisturized. (*TIP* Make sure to use a steam towel on you face for a few minutes prior to applying the mask first to help open up the pores!) However I don't recommend it for people with sensitive or acne prone skin because this product is quite intense on fragile skin! I think once a month use or once every now and then is good enough for me! I don't see myself using it again any time soon though lol. 


Pain Level: 10/10 (lol)
Effectiveness: 8/10
Price Range: 8/10
Hit/Miss: HIT!

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