Showing posts with label korean. Show all posts
Showing posts with label korean. Show all posts

Monday, 7 August 2017

[Review] Cre8skin Salmon oil cream


Ever since I have dipped my toes into Korean makeup and skincare i have been enjoying some really unique ingredients ad the benefits that come with it like, snail secretion, bee venom, donkey milk


The cream that I am review today has a unique ingredient too and its salmon oil
Do you know that salmon oil is rich In omega 3 fatty acids, and anti oxidants like vitamin A and Vitamin E so that means it Slows down aging , cell damage , prevent wrinkles and moisturizes


Packaging: This comes in a cylindrical tin/ can and inside this a very chic looking gold container is placed which contains the cream and a transparent spatula.

Quantity: 80ml

As you can see how fancy the packaging is
I don't like fish, I just cant stand the smell of it so I was kind of afraid when I received this cream . I was sceptic if I would be able to stand the smell of fish on my face but to my utter surprise this smells so fresh and nice nothing close to a fish . Hehe
 the texture is very light in weight and easily absorbs into the skin without leaving sticky residue behind. I think this is suitable for all skin types as I applied this to my oily skin and my skin didn't break out.



I cant comment much on wrinkle reducing properties as one has to use this consistently for longer duration to see the effect but this cream definitely brightens the skin makes it plump and hydrated plus the scent is so soothing. I think I am going to swap my tea tree cream with the cre8skin salmon oil cream for now as I quite like the performance of this cream
I personally would recommend wearing this at night time so that one can get the maximum benefits over night and wake up with healthy glowy and plump looking skin in the morning

Friday, 9 June 2017

Nature republic aloe cleansing gel cream

Hello
My skin has thankful gone back to normal and luckily the scars have reduced considerably. So I am now back to. Using cleansers which reduce oil production. One of the products which is still a part of my skincare routine is this gel cleanser by nature republic. If you look through my cabinet you might be very amused to see the number of cleansers/makeup removers I currently own Its insane .I think I don't have to buy another cleanser for next two years now 😊




Back to the review, I purchased this cleanser from the skinmaskaurade exhibition. I feel like kicking myself now for not purchasing more things from the exhibition( major regrets) this cleanser comes in a mint green squeezable tube which holds about 150ml of product inside. The nozzle was sealed when I purchased this. This has a green cap which does not close properly.( I think I got one with faulty lid)


Now onto the real deal which is inside the tube. Nature republic markets this product as a makeup remover which hydrates and moisturizes skin. When I removed the seal I was met with a very pleasant fresh scent of the cleanser. On squeezing the tube gel came out . The gel is clear and has a watery feel to it. It doesn't lather up at all and has a bitter taste to it. After using this the scent remained on my face for sometime.
 Now Nature republic recommends to massage this gel  onto the face to remove makeup and impurities and then wipe it off with a tissue and then follow it with a foam cleanser. I improvised on the instructions a bit and after massaging this on my face I removed it with water. Here's what I noticed this didn't completely remove my makeup. The base makeup was definitely gone but traces of eyeliner, mascara and liquid lipstick were still there for reference I use non water proof mascara.


Since makeup removing properties are not on par with my Garnier and Bioderma Micellar water I have decided to use this as a regular face wash and I am very pleased to tell you guys that this has helped my skin so much. It removes the oil from my face so well moreover my sebaceous glands have started behaving themselves. This does hydrate and moisture the skin unlike many of face washes I have tried in the past this does not leaves my skin overly dry and flaky.



As a makeup cleanser this product has some deficiencies but as a face wash / face cleanser I think this is a good product
This retails for 6$ on nature republic's official website and can be purchased in Pakistan for about 900 Pkr.
Have you tried anything by nature republic? Would you recommend any product by this brand to me??

Tuesday, 30 May 2017

Haul post

salam


I have been a smart shopper lately so every time I go out I think twice when purchasing something. And I am happy to report that for the past couple of months I haven't bought any makeup/skincare item on a whim.


Since I am a contact lens user I switched from optiplus contact lens cleaner to Renu contact lens cleaning solution lets see how this works for both my eyes and contact lens
After trying out the bioderma sensibio h2o micellar water I have been quite curious about the performance of garnier micellar water so I bought a small bottle of it to test out. I will post a detailed review on it soon also I might do a comparison post on the two.
Moving on I bought another cleanser from the skin maskeurade exhibition. First impressions: This smells so good . I also got some samples so lets see if I like them or not


I also purchased Maybelline baby lips lip balm a staple for every purse. And since summer is here I picked out a fun green colored nail enamel . And a pen eyeliner. Some nail enamel removing pads and the color changing lip oil. Rhinestone Bobby pins and a garnier sample size face wash that I got with a purchase of a hair dye .
That's all guys. Are you a smart shopper or do you purchase things on a whim. Do let me know in comments section down below
Virtual hugs
Farya

Sunday, 7 May 2017

The skin maskeurade exhibition


Hello




Its so hard to find original Korean/Japanese makeup and skin care in Pakistan. And even if you luckily do locate an online store the prices are exorbitant. Recently an online store called "The SkinMaskeurade" held an exhibition at Chaye Khana Islamabad to introduce the Korean and Japanese skincare to the masses.


When I arrived at Chaye Khana I was directed to a the exhibition room where I was greeted warmly by the organizers and the people working behind the online store. The place was decorated with a lots of flowers and fairy lights. All the skincare products where sorted out on the bases of skin types which made it super easy to locate the products. There weren't many makeup products to choose from but skincare section was well stocked. All the cult favourite and popular brands and products were there. The prices in my opinion were a bit high but then I think this can be justified if you add the custom duty, shipping cost and the profit.




  The owner Ms Faiza and her team were well prepared and had knowledge about all the products showcased at the exhibition. They guided everyone on choosing products. After looking around and taking a lot of pictures. I picked out an aloe cleanser by nature republic. Two free samples were added to my purchase
I had a lot of fun at the exhibition. Besides I got an idea about the products bottle size so that next time when I place an order I wont be disappointed.






I am so glad that Korean makeup and  skincare products have finally made it to the pakistani shores
Best of luck team "The SkinMaskeurade

Tuesday, 18 April 2017

kbeautilicious product review: IOPE, Banila co, Eunyul

II recently had an opportunity to try out a couple of products by kbeautilicious. So after a week of testing. I am going to review them

IOPE  Air Cushion RX


The first thing I tried out was the Iope air cushion rx in sample size. Now I have cushion foundations in my wish list for almost 1 year. Since this is a sample version there is no air puff applicator but rather the regular latex sponge  to apply foundation.


The foundation is in shade n 21 vanilla which matched my skin perfectly it has light to medium coverage and the formula is very hydrating on the skin. I also detected a slight scent was was pleasant and not bothersome. This foundation lasted for 5hrs on my face and began to rub off after that from certain spots on my face. I think this is best suited for dry skin and winter season when the skin tends to become dry and flaky



Will I purchase the full version? Definitely


Banila and co. Clean it zero


This is an extremely hyped up balm like oil cleanser which is made up of mineral oil. Now a little word of warning ⚠ here: Mineral oil is a comedogenic agent so if you have acne prone skin steer clear of this cleanser.  I scooped up a bit of product with my fingers and it began to melt instantly. I massaged this into my skin and washed it water and double cleansed  my face with a gel cleanser


this balm is an oil cleanser which loosen ups the makeup and tough oil proof formulas which Are hard to be easily washed off with a regular cleanser.  i just removed my face makeup with this and it worked pretty well. I did a little research and found out that this cleanser comes in a few other variants for sensitive , oily and acne prone skin.



Will I purchase the full size version? Hell yes why not?



Eunyul Natural Moisture Mask Pack in Collagen


Even though I am in my twenties I have tried out a lot of collagen masks already. Collagen is a good hydrating agent. It has skin forming and wrinkle reducing properties. Unlike the many sheet masks I have tried out before this mask by eunyul comes in a smaller packaging but contains equal amount of product in I.e 22ml


Reducing the plastic packaging dimensions is a very eco friendly decision I must say. This has a strong smell but it was not bad. I applied the mask on my face and waited for the serum to absorb into my skin for 40 mins. The serum made my skin itch slightly but it wasn't to uncomfortable. After removing the mask I pated my face and neck with the remaining serum. My skin felt instantly hydrated and a little plump.the effect remained for the whole day. To get full effect I think one has to use the mask consistently for quite some days.

thats all 

Friday, 9 December 2016

Holika Holika Sweet Cotton pore cover bb cream in shade soft beige


I totally love how Koreans cosmetic companies sell their products in most adorable packaging you can imagine e.g a hand cream in a pear shaped container or a blush in a macaroon shaped compact. This bb cream by holika holika is no exception. The pink and yellow striped squeezable tube intensifies my cravings for candy.








Quantity:30ml
Price 7.5$

This bb cream smells as sweet as a candy the scent is not over powering. It vanishes after few minutes on application. This bb cream comes in two shades only which can be a bummer of you are dark skinned but for me this turned out to be a blessing since the lightest shade in the range matched my skin perfectly









i once swatched Garnier b.b cream in a store and it oxidized immediately to a very unhealthy orange color. But I am pleased to tell you guys that this b.b cream does not oxidize at all
It has a cream like texture and dries down to a matte finish. Perfect for oily skin but if you have dry skin you should either moisturize your skin well prior to application or steer clear of this b.b cream because it accentuates the dry patches on the skin. It provides mild to medium coverage. Blurs acne scars,moles and pores slightly. The formula is very lightweight so on application it didn't feel like it was clogging any pores.







i think is best for everyday use as it contains SPF for UV rays protection and blurs out imperfections too . More over I didn't experience any breakouts
I would really recommend this bb cream if you have oily skin because its last for 5-6 hrs on the skin and starts to disappear slightly on the t zone after that .





Friday, 11 November 2016

Etude house dear darling tint in shade 02 real red


I have been eyeing the benetint by benefit for a fairly long time but due to insufficient money in my wallet the desire to own that tint has been pushed to the farthest corner in my wish list



Beauty joint has recently started to stock in Korean makeup and skincare products so I was so happy to find this available on website

Priced at 5-6$ this tint is amazing the packaging which resembles  a lip gloss tube is very cute
The sponge tip applicator has slope like shape which distributes the product evenly on the lips but the funny thing is that somehow the tint becomes more darker on the inner part of the lips and becomes lighter on the periphery



The tint itself has a very interesting gel/ water like texture and a faint fruity scent and a slightly chemical like taste,  It lasts on the lip for a very long time. The good thing about this tint is that it's build-able. no most of the tints are drying in nature but not this one , this stains the lips nicely without drying them out buy you can still apply balm on top of it if you like glossy lips

do you know that you can create a sheer mlbb look with  one swipe of this tint or go all out with a bold red lip by layering it up



this lip stain is definitely waterproof and resists  certain degree eating. Kiss proof no touch ups required

 I think this is a very affordable alternative for the benefit benetint
If you are scouring the shop for a long lasting lip product then this is a must have for you  

Thursday, 6 October 2016

skin 18 reviewer package : an overview


hello 

today i am sharing a quick review on products i received in my mail  by skin 18  an online skincare store which sells genuine korean skincare  products at very affordable prices .the shipping is very secure and quick and the customer care service is very good too



my parcel came a little squished but nothing was damaged inside thankfully, they double wrapped all the masks in a box so all the masks were safe


inside the box i received 7  products in total , which constituted of an assortment of facemask, modelling cup maks and nose strips

they even sent a thank you note for the freebies :)


these are the masks i received 


 Luke Essence Mask hyaluron

 Cracare 3 step Mask anti aging

 Mirum Fresh Fruit Real Nature Mask green tea



  Inoface Modeling cup mask in peppermint 

  Luke Eye Patch for wrinkle

  Luke Nose Patch mugwort

  PUREDERM Wash Off Mask in grapes





thats all 

i will be sharing a very detailed post  and my experience regarding all these masks  very soon so tuned for that 

until next  post  

bye 


Wednesday, 21 September 2016

klenspop diamond green (VS) circle lens



hello

time to review another pair of lens and this time i am reviewing the most beautiful bright green pair of lens i have seen they have such a mesmerizing diamond pattern which gives so much dimension to the eyes and add an aura of mystery


klenspop always send the lens in such cute cardboard case (guilty confession i have stored each and every cardboard box i have received  in my drawer, they are too adorable to throw out )

this one has a pop art of a kpop artist and its so cool



specifications:

DIAMOND GREEN (VS)

DIA
15mm
Graphic DIA
14.8mm
BC
8.6mm
Using Period
6month
Water Contect
38%
Power
0.00~-5.00(0.25Step)
-5.00~-8.00(0.50Step)
There are no -0.25,
-0.75, -5.25, -5.75 
Manufacturer
VASSEN
Origin
KOREA
Package
1 PAIR (2 pcs) + BONUS CASE



despite the fact that these lens have the diameter of 15mm these lens felt so comfortable, i didn't feel the weird scratchy feeling of lens pressing against my lids , it just fit so perfectly and didn't move at all . no dry eyes or blurred vision



the color as you can see is very vibrant and prominent on dark eyes,( my eyes are dark brown )
they show up so well in both day light and night time


here is how lens looked in flash photography :)


for the purpose of comparison i took  this picture to illustrated the difference these lens made on my eyes  .as you can see my iris are pretty small compared to the circle lens

and these lens made my eyes look so doll like and big,



these lens are perfect for purpose of cosplay and special occasions . they come in a lot of colors like brown black blue and gray

you can purchase these lens here 


do you like these lens ?