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Sonntag, 17. August 2014

Korean Beauty Mini Haul - Shin-Okubo Korean Town

It been quite a long time since I purchase new korean products. Just recently I went to give a look to the new products in Shin-Okubo and I picked up a couple of things.

IOPE Air Cushion XP SPF 50 Sweat-proof

This product seems to be quite popular among the cushion fondations lately. I kind of can guess why... It has SPF 50!! Definitely a product to use in Summer, on top of that it declaires to be SWEAT-PROOF!!! If you live in a hot and humid country like me, then something like that sounds perfect!! It comes with a refill aswell.

The packaging is awesome!! Just like all the other cushion products it comes in this super convenient and compact form.

The product is well made and seems like good quality.

Before using you have to remove the cover that is protecting the fondation.

There seems to be a lot of fondation inside the sponge.

Sunwoo BB Compact Powder

The lady in the store highly recommended me to buy this powder and combine it with my IOPE cushion. This powder contains SPF 22 and is also sweat-proof.

In one packaging there are 2 applicator.

The packaging is really beautiful and looks a lot like a cushion packaging.

Innisfree Green Tea Sleeping Pack

I've heard many great things about Innisfree but I've never tried it out. I randomly picked this sleeping pack because green tea has great benefits for the skin.

The product comes inside a jar. To protect the cream from spilling out it has a cover.

The product has small little pearls that dissolve fter applying on the skin.

Peripera Peri's Tint Crayon

The first thing that I thought was: "Why is this lip tint green?" Until I realised that it's a magical lip crayon.

The moment you apply this liptint on the lips it changes its shade, it i becomes a really pretty pinkish color.

Nature Republic Hawaiian Fresh Clay Pack

Nature Republic has recently received all my attention!! I'm more than just sattisfied with their product so I thought buying one more wouldn't hurt.
It has been a long time since I used a clay mask, because usually they are too drying for my skin.

This clay mask looks like a vulcano. The clay has a really nice scent. Also this jar has a cover to protect from spilling.

These were all the products that I got in korean town. You can except some reviews in the future about some of those products. =)

Samstag, 16. August 2014

Nature Republic Olive Cleansing Cream Review

Lately I've changed my cleansing methode to cream cleanser. Before I always used to have foaming cleanser. Not that I was unhappy with my latest cleanser but only because I wondered what difference it makes for my dry skin to use a cream cleanser.

Product description

This is a cleanser that you use after the makeup remover. It removes completely all the remaining makeup leaving the skin clean and smooth. This cleanser comes in a cream type. The consistency is really thick. It has a really nice scent and leaves the skin moisturized.

Olive for the skin

Olive is pretty well known for having benefits for the skin.

Here some benefits of olive:

  • moisturizing - It helps improving dry skin
  • heals irritation - thanks to it's antioxidants and good fats it helps heal the skin
  • improving elasticity - massaging olive oil on stretch marks can help lighten them
  • improves under-eye wrinkles


The product comes in a jar. To protect the product from spilling out there is a cover in between the jar and cap.
There is no spoon included with this product so you have to use your own spoon or take the product out with your hands.

The jar contains 300ml.

How it works

Apply all over your wet face the cream. Massage it in circular motion. Wash off with lukewarm water and dry your skin with a clean towel. Your skin will probably feel a little bit oily after it.

Rate: 4/5

It removes completely any traces of makeup leaving my skin clear and moisturized. Unfortunately because of the packaging I have to use my fingers to get the product out of the jar. It is not the most hygenic way.

Personal opinion

I have to admit Nature Republic got all my attention because of their Aloe Vera Soothing Gel. I received this product as a gift from my friend and first I was really skeptical about it, but after I started to use it and there were no sideseffect I really started to like this type of cleanser.

Sonntag, 10. August 2014

Empties #5

I'm back with a few new empties. This time I surely used up a couple of Etude House products....

Etude House Shea Butter Nutrifull Sleeping Pack

Rate: 3/5

If I remember well I received this product as a gift when I purchased some things at the Etude House store in Tokyo. I applied this product as the last step during my night time routine. It has a really thick consistency and feels really moisturizing. It worked well for my skin, I never broke out nor did I have other side-effects. The only thing that was bothering me was that the consistency was a little bit too thick. I prefer creams that absorb into skin quickly and don't leave such a thick layer on the skin. True, true it's a sleeping pack and it has to be a layer on the skin, but I used already thinner cream than this one.

Etude House Blackhead Heating Deep Clean Gel

Rate: 2/5

I literally purchased this product because I was curious on how the heating effect would feel like. Honestly I don't like this heating effect at all. It really irritates me a lot. Beside of that the product was ok. My pores were also really clean and blackhead-free. It also last for quite some time. I usually used it 2 times a week. For the packaging, I quite had some problems to get the product out of the tube. The hole was to small at first so I had to cut a little bit to make it bigger.

Revlon Colorstay Brow Pencil

Rate: 4/5

For a really long time I used brow pencils now I switched to powder. I really liked this brow pencil because it's really pigmented and it fits with my brow color a lot. I only lined my brows and then smudged it out. This was enough to fill in my brows. It tends to look not as natural when I used it all over my brows. The only downside about this product is that it's not long-lasting at all.

Bourjois CC Eye Cream Concealer

Rate: 2/5

This concealer totally got my attention because of it's name. CC Eye concealer. Never used that before. Beside the name there was nothing really special about it. It has normal to good coverage. Unfortunately it didn't last very long.

Kracie Naive Natural Deep Cleansing

Rate: 4/5

Olive Oil is a great product for the skin. I couldn't resist this product and had to give it a try. It removes any kind of makeup, even eye makeup. It doesn't irritate at all. The only thing is that if some product goes into your eyes it stays on your eye like a second layer and makes everything look blurry. Even though it goes away after some minutes.

Topvalu Deodorant Spray Fruity/Floral scent

Rate: 5/5

This is kind of random but it get sometimes really hard to find a good deo. Beside having a really nice scent, this deo worked really well in preventing my skin from sweating. It feels really light and there are no white stains on the clothes.

Etude House Wonder Pore Freshner Total Pore Solution 7 in 1

Rate: 3/5

This product lasted me for such a long time. Love the packaging. It was really convenient to use. A great product if you have problems with your pores. By using this product I couldnt't really see any obvious results, that's why I didn't purchase it again.

Missha The first Treatment Essence

Rate: 5/5

One of my absolute favorite products. Although since finishing the bottle I've been living without it. This product made miracles come true. My skin has improved in so many ways. It is a great product for skin that has been fighting against acne, scars, redness and irritation. It improves skin step by step to give it back a lovely complexion. This product is definitely in my Top 5 skin care products.

Mittwoch, 6. August 2014

Nature Republic Aloe Vera Soothing Gel Review

In Korea this product is a best-seller. Its popularity has reached other countries in no time. It was even certified by the California certified organic farmer.

Product description

This gel contains 92% of Aloe Vera. It is paraben-, mineral oil- and artificial color-free. It consist of a watery substance. It has a really nice light fresh scent. Thanks to the containing ingredients it works perfectly well for all skin types including sensitive skin. It's a multi-functional product. It's a moisturizing gel that can be used for body, hair and nails. It also moisturizes without leaving any stickiness behind. It absorbs immediately leaving a nice moisturized feeling.

Aloe Vera

Aloe Vera is known for being a plant with many benefits for the body. The plant belongs to the cactus family. It grows in dry areas like Africa and India.

Here some benefits of this plant:

  • Helps treatening sunburn
  • Serves as a moisturizer
  • Acne treatening
  • Anti-aging
  • stretchmark reducing
  • nutrient rich, contains a lot of vitamins, minerals, ecc... good for health
  • helpful in treatment of gum deseases
  • helps digestion


The gel comes inside a green see-through container. To protect the product from spilling out it has under the lid a separate cover. This way also the lid stays clean.

The packaging contains 300ml.

Price: around 14 EUR

How it works

There is no specific time or order on when to apply it. This product can be applied whenever there is the need for moisture.
I usually like to apply this in the morning and evening after my lotion and before my moisturizer. I wait till it absorbs into my skin completely before proceeding with any other products.

Rate 5/5

I fell in love with this product right away. I love the cooling effect that it has and that it absorbs completely into my skin. My skin has been clearer since I started to use this product.

Personal opinion

I would recommend this product to everyone. This product is a must-have. Is comparable to Vaseline Petroleum Jelly, just having it is a good thing. For somebody like me that has dry skin, moisture is really important. This product helps me to keep my skin moisturized. I also like to apply it on my body to give it some extra moisture. I had less breakouts and less red spots since I started to use this product. It's pretty inexpensive for the fact that there comes so much product in one container.