Sunday, 30 June 2013

Tony Moly Lip Scrub Review

I’m not complaining about the weather because it seems beach time is here!

This past week has been a bit busier than usual and the heat makes me a bit lazy…

Today is all about Tony Moly! I will be reviewing the second product that I got from this brand: a lip scrub! So many years and the only scrubs and peels I had heard of and seen on sale were for the face or the body, but not specifically for the lips. I became curious, the packaging was really cute and cool and I did my routine of searching and reading reviews on the product. There were quite a few and almost everyone liked it! It must be really good and the price isn’t bad so why not?

I didn’t write down the date of the first usage, but it’s been months. At least 5 I’m sure of. My lips are very dry and damaged and I love facial and body scrubs which made me excited about tying something like this.
You have to lift the first layer of paper to get to the explanation or ingredients.

Packaging: adorable and cute. The lip balm has the same shape, so I thought of buying that just to see people staring at me! And it makes sense; it’s a lip scrub, shape of lips. Plastic with a white lid that got stuck on the bottom part that you unscrew to open. Sturdy good plastic! The tiny writing are in Korean and they are so tiny, I didn’t even bother to read, but I’m guessing it should have the ingredients list…

Fragrance: hard thing to describe! At least for me… There is no particular fragrance like flowers for example. It smells like a lot moisturizers but it’s definitely not strong or overpowering. You have to reach the product to your nose to be able to smell it properly.
As you can see, it kind of looks like there’s sand in there… -.-
Texture: I had never tried a lip scrub before so I didn’t know what to expect. When I first saw it and used it, I didn’t find it weird. It was very much different from the facial and body scrubs I had used so far, but as long as it worked, it was fine. And then my middle sister saw the product and said to our younger one:
“She (me) put a bit of cream on this pot, went to beach a got some sand in it to make the scrub!”
After that, I only saw a cream with sand in it…She was a bit right. It does look like it has grains of sand, but it doesn’t!!! It’s perfectly safe to use and it does exfoliate your lips. It leaves them soft. So, the texture is like a moisturizer with tiny grains that will exfoliate the lips. It’s not harsh either, at least no to me!
Here you can see that it’s doesn’t look like sand at all and most of the grains are coloured red.
How I use it: read the reviews to know how to use it, since what little the package says, it’s in Korean. With my lips still a bit wet, took a bit a rubbed gently in circular motions, for a while. After I would rinse it with water and voilá!
Every day in the morning, when using lipstick and tints, I would also use it at night.

 What I like/Don’t like: there is nothing I don’t like! It did leave my lips smoother, but not more moisturized, like I know some scrubs do. I already bought a new one from Missha and my lips feel smooth and moisturized. Again, I DO LOVE the package!

Good price
Good amount because it lasted for many months
Exfoliates the lips well enough
Not harsh (in my opinion)
Cute packaging (I know, but it has to be said!)
Not messy
My lips did feel exfoliated and soft. It helped a lot to the usage of lipsticks and tints. But their appearance did not become better in general. Even when using it twice a day, there were no bad reactions whatsoever, it’s very safe to use regularly.

Hope this was helpful, considering there are a lot of reviews already on this product.
Thanks everyone and I will try to start going to beach. Especially because I think it also helps improve your health a little!


Sunday, 9 June 2013

Update and review on April's post!

Hi everyone!

I decided to make an update on one of my latest posts. The “Tiny haul, long post”, I’ve been using the products for time enough, at least to know if I like them or don’t. 
Starting from left to right, the first yellow bottle is Camomile and Mimosa shampoo used for blonde hair and it supposedly lightens darker hair colours. I’m sure it won’t turn black hair into blond but it lightens it a bit, especially in the summer with the help of the Sun, not that we’ve been have any lately… These types of shampoo are normally mild and not harsh at all. I like it, my hair seems to like it so far. I don’t see my hair lighter yet, but it’s only been half a bottle and they say you have to use it regularly for an extended period of time. LIKE THIS ONE!

The L’OCCITANE Stick Déodorant Fraicheur with Verbena, is the same as the old one I reviewed already and I LIKE IT!

Then comes two of the products I DON’T LIKE! I regret spending money on the Eucerin sunblock and after sun lotion! It’s horrible. I don’t like it and my skin doesn’t seem to like it either. The fragrance is simply HIDEOUS! It’s very hard to describe, I can only say that it has a medicine smell to it. It’s so strong and awful and it doesn’t disappear right away, it takes very long. It’s extremely sticky. Thankfully I restrained myself from using it on my face! It would have been a catastrophe!

Last on the right is my so adored Duac Gel. Awesome product that does what it claims. It dries and shrinks my pimples very well. Regarding the healing effect, making you face less oily and pimples popping out less, it will only be visible after at least 6 month of daily usage. But so far, it has helped me A LOT! I LIKE IT!

The tiny dark green bottle The Body Shop Tee Tree oil is the other product I DON’T LIKE! I’ve read so many good reviews and wanted to try The Body Shop products again, so badly. However this one was quite a miss. For the first few days it seemed my pimples wanted to go away (and I used it twice a day) but then, they returned just as bad! Hence why I ran to the pharmacy and bought Duac Gel. I was very disappointed.  

Last, but definitely not least, pure and simple old purified Vaseline for my chapped lips! This one is quite hard. I don’t a very big improvement, but considering I tried using a tint for almost two weeks in a row, at least my lips are most certainly not worse. The tint experience was bad, I would have to say. I got to a point when I had to use to use lip balm almost every half an hour. Since it wasn’t easy to come off, one time I exfoliated my lips a bit too much and got hurt. But the Vaseline has been very helpful. I use it at home, since the tube is not hygienic to carry around and use it on the go. I do feel my lips very moisturized when I use it and I can say the general appearance of my lips is better. LIKE THIS ONE! A simple and cheap lip treatment that does help.
This was just an update of the products I’ve been using, hope it was helpful.
Thanks everyone. Until next time!


Wednesday, 5 June 2013

Etude House Moistfull Coolagen Eye cream REVIEW!

Spent a lot of time without uploading my blog again! For some reason this month was bit hectic with doctors and birthdays in between. My sister’s birthday, 20th and my own, 28th. She is now 27 and I’m 31. We’re getting old!

Enough rambling because today I bring you a review about an eye cream that reached its end. Etude House Moistfull Collagen Eye Cream.  Got it as a Christmas present and started using it right away. Badly needed an eye cream, they were so dry. Since I was using the moistfull line already and liking it very much, it made sense to choose this one. 
Packaging: Simple but cute, at least in my opinion! Glass container, that tends to be more hygienic than plastic. Brought a spatula so you don’t have to use your fingers, although most of times I don’t use it. It depends. It does become very handy to remove the cream when the end approaches, especially if you your nails are a tiny bit big.
And we have English!

Fragrance: a bit hard to describe what it smells like. It’s a nice smell, maybe flowery but definitely not overpowering. Just nice and fresh.

Texture: when I started using the cream it really did not feel heavy or that thick. It felt moisturizing and fresh. The first few times it absorbed fast because the skin was very dry, but then it started taking a bit longer to absorb and the feeling of moisturized skin lasted more as well. While applying the cream I would leave a little for the skin to absorb by itself instead of dabbing until completely absorbed. Compared to the Mizon snail eye cream, it has a more jelly and thicker texture and the Mizon is very watery, feels like your applying water under your eyes.
Looks lovely!
Bit of a jelly texture
Completely absorbed and you can see a bit of shine from the moisture. It will not disappear.

Lasting power: I would wake up with my under eye skin feeling soft and velvety. And during the day, I never felt any need to use the cream again, after a couple of weeks.
 Would I buy this again: I tried a sample first and then my mother and sister bought it for me because I liked it. I did not get it the second time, because I’m curious about the snail creams from Korea and so I ordered the Mizon snail eye cream that I have already started using. It was the first one I tried and there a lot of options, it didn’t make sense for me, to try just one! Even if it did work.

There is nothing I don’t like.
 It does moisturise a lot and it HELPS with wrinkles.
HOWEVER it did NOTHING to my horrible dark circles.
NO break outs and no bad skin reactions!
Overall, it’s a very good cream and I think everyone should give it a try!

I hope this review was helpful!
As anyone tried this cream already?