Saturday, 11 May 2013

First Impressions: Innisfree Jeju Clay Mask & Queen Helene Mint Julep Masque


Hey Guys,
This is more of a first impressions than a review of both face masks.
I've been using more masks for a couple of weeks now and just wanted to give my thoughts on each one.

First up:
Innisfree - Jeju volcanic pore clay mask
Recently I've been on an Innisfree kick and had to finally try one of their more popular products.
About the mask:
Innisfree Jeju Volcanic Pore Clay Mask is a Jeju volcanic scoria clay mask to intensively absorb sebum and purify pores. Jeju volcanic scoria is formulated from solidified lava caused by volcanic eruptions on Jeju Island. This pure and rare ingredient absorbs impurities and sebum that are deeply embedded within skin pores.
To apply the mask I use my Missha pack brush. A pack brush is used to apply products such as peel-off masks, clay masks, etc. It helps to make the application go on smoother and more evenly. I believe I got mine for less than $4.00.
What I like about this mask:
It's non-drying on my skin.
Easy to apply and remove.
My skin feels soft and very clean afterwards.
So far, I really like this mask and will continue to use it to see if I notice any changes in my skin.

Next up:
Queen Helene - Mint julep masque
About the masque:
Helps dry up acne pimples, rinse away blackheads & shrink enlarged pores.
First off, this bottle is HUGE! For less than $4.00 you get a lot of product! Great for those on a budget.
What I like about this mask:
Great value for money.
Love the mint smell.
Really does aid in drying up pimples.
So far, so good. This mask does what it claims to do. I'll keep using it and see how it goes. :)

Have you tried any of these masks? If so, what are your thoughts?

Random picture:
I found orange and hazelnut Kitkat at my local Sundrug.
They are both soooo yummy!

Thursday, 9 May 2013

Daily: Day Trip to Heidi's Village

This past weekend was Golden Week. Golden Week is a collection of four national holidays all clustered together within seven days. This year we didn't really have a full week off, instead there was a 3 day weekend, followed by 3 work days and then finished off with a 4 day holiday. We didn't have anything planned for GW as we felt it would be too crowed and didn't feel like spending the extra cash.
A friend in the area suggested we all visit Heidi's Village, which was a quick 20 bus ride away from home.
Heidi's Village is based on the book Heidi by Johanna Spyri. It's about a girl who grows up in the Alps with her grandfather.
Anywho, here are some photos of the day:

Thank you for reading!
Have a great day!

Friday, 3 May 2013

Recent Buys: iherb and more...

Hey Guys,

I just wanted to share with you some of recent purchases. Some were purchased locally while others arrived in the mail this morning.

First picture:
1. From the Urusei Yatsura Lum Pa Nail Collection - Colour Lum04. It's a pretty pink and I couldn't resist.
2. Innisfree Creamy Tint Lipstick in #4 refreshing cocktail orange. It can be used as a tint, lipstick and cream blush. It's described as a long lasting creamy textured lipstick and is 3-Free (No Animal Products, Talc, and Benzophenone). I can't wait to try!
3. & 4. Etude House Baking Powder pore cleansing form and cleansing foam moist. Tried a sample of the moist version and really liked it so decided to buy the full size version.

1. Recently had a promotion of 20% off Real Technique brushes. I fought the urge to buy them until there was 1 day left of the sale. I ended up buying the travel essentials kit. Which was the only kit I didn't already have in my collection. I paid about $14 for the kit. What a fantastic deal!
2. A reader suggested that when placing my iherb order, I should also pick up Queen Helene Mint Julep Masque. After reading a bunch of reviews I was convinced I needed it. I've already tried it on the hubby's face. It left his face extremely red and tingly, but he says it works. So yay! hahah.
3. Last but not least, Bragg raw apple cider vinegar. Again, it seems like a lot of people are raving about this product, so for $6.00 I figured I'd give it a shot.

Thanks for reading! I hope you are all having a great weekend!

Thursday, 2 May 2013

Review: Canmake Stay-On Rouge Lip Balms

If you follow me on Instagram, you're probably already rolling your eyes thinking "oh no, not these again". It's true, I'm doing a review on the New Canmake Stay-On Rouge lip balms. 
These lip balms are moisture packed and even provide UV protection, which is great. Right?  They come in 4 very wearable colours. I almost wish there were more colours to choose from, but I think I'm just being greedy. I ended up buying all 4 and love them and the floral packaging they come in.
They are pretty comparable to Revlon's Lip butters but easier to get for those ladies living in Japan.
Affordably priced at 609yen makes them a must buy in my books.

color image [01]Rosier Rose - A delicate, pretty rose pink.
color image [02]Smily Gerbera - A bright, stylish orange.
color image [04]Savonly Lily - A coral beige that blends in beautifully for a classical and a casual look. 
color image [03]Tiny Sweetpea - A pure red that highlights your complexion.

Highly moisturising
Cute packaging
UV protection
Creamy formula

I found the plastic seal difficult to remove, even though it was perforated
Some might find the packaging too bulky

Two thumbs from me. ^_~

Surprise! Mini giveaway time. 
1 lucky reader has the chance at winning a Canmake Rouge lip balm of their choice. 
All you have to do is comment below letting me know which one you'd like to try. 
Giveaway ends May 12th. 
Good luck!


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