Sunday, June 30, 2013

Missha Perfect Cover BB Cream (no. 21) Review

Just a headsup everyone- not feeling 100% after the wisdom teeth extraction, so please excuse the bad skin, dead eyes, and swollen jaw! The surgery has basically sapped me of all energy, but I wanted to get this review out so I buckled down and did it! 

Friday, June 28, 2013

Paula's Choice Resist Daily Smoothing Treatment + Weekly Resurfacing Review

So, this is a change of pace from my usual Asian cosmetics reviews, buuut I still wanted to review these two products for you because they changed my life. If you look at past reviews, you can see I had really bad hyperpigmentation and very uneven skintone.

Early March

And if you look at more recent reviews, my skin's significantly more even toned and less red.

Late June

I still get the occasional pimple (that one near my lip was from testing out a new product u_u ) but most of my PIH has been dramatically reduced. Paula's Choice products played a huge part in dealing with my hyperpigmentation, even if I don't still use them. I hope reading these reviews can convince some of you with hyperpigmentation to look into chemical exfoliation as a gentle and viable option for helping make your skin beautiful.

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Etude House I need you, Pearl Extract! Mask Review

As regular readers might have noticed, I've changed my blog layout! (: I also got my Wisdom teeth removed yesterday! :( I'm in a bit of pain/the pain medication makes me nauseated, but I'm hoping it will improve by the weekend so I can work a bit. Anyway, Etude House's Pearl Extract mask has some nice things going for it, but also a couple of bizarre issues (weird eye holes, makes my eyes water, etc). More after the jump.

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

June Misc. Hauls (Sasa, Ebay, and more!)

I thought it would be good to show y'all all the products I've bought in the past month that haven't come as huge hauls. This has been the accumulation of a few things here, a few things there, etc. I'll try and say where I bought each item in the descriptions, but I had so much stuff that I couldn't fit it into one large picture... oh well. Also- I'm not sure if any of you have noticed, but I rummaged around my house for a camera, and found an old one from Middle School/High School that takes nice pictures. I also found a place with better lighting, so hopefully my picture quality will improve now! :)

Monday, June 24, 2013

Skinfood Red Bean BB Cream (no. 1 Light Beige) Review

Great for those with dry to normal skin, a pale complexion, and not many pimples, I can see this being many women's favorite BB cream- but not mine. With a thick texture that can be hard to spread and undertones that don't quite match mine, I like this BB Cream... but I don't love it.

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Lioele Secret Pore HD Powder Review

Hi! This powder was one of the first Asian beauty products I ever purchased. I'm happy I did, though I won't be repurchasing it. It works well and does everything it claims to, but with a high price and mediocre packaging, I feel like I could probably get a setting powder that works just as well for a lower price.

Friday, June 21, 2013

Etude House I need you, Red Ginseng! Mask Review

Sorry all for the lack of updates, I was on a family trip for a few days and the next review I have to do is for a BB cream..... and I'm really lazy with doing BB cream reviews because they require so many pics. Anyway, I promise to be better about updating now! This mask was a big improvement over the Pomegranate version, read on to find out why! ALSO, getting my wisdom teeth out on Wednesday! Woohoo!

Friday, June 14, 2013

Announcing my first GIVEAWAY!

So, it's finally time to say what my secret announcement was- a giveaway! :OO In fact, it's...
I'm really excited to have this opportunity! I know that I don't have a ton of followers, but I've enjoyed blogging and interacting with you guys so much these past few months! It's not the biggest giveaway ever, but I think there are some really good products in it! 

The giveaway starts: June 14th 2013  (my 3rd year anniversary with my boyfriend)
The giveaway ends: August 3 2013 (the first Saturday of August!)

This giveaway is open internationally! 
Make sure you have your parent's permission to give out your address if you end up winning!

Prize details below~ 
My Scheming 7 Day Refreshing & Balancing Set
I haven't posted any reviews of any My Scheming masks yet, but I've tried out a couple and love them! This set includes 7 masks: 2 Skin Clarifying Masks, 2 Aloe Vera + Vitamin E Masks, 1 Green Tea and Barley Whitening Mask, 1 Herbal Anti-Acne Mask, 1 Deep Cleansing Mask.

Tony Moly Appletox Peeling Cream + Tony Moly Cat Chu Wink Lipstick!
The lipstick is in shade 01- I bought myself the one as well and I really like the formula. :)

Juju Aquamoist Hyaluronic Acid Washing Foam
I bought this and tried it once, but it didn't work for me- that doesn't mean it won't work for you, though! I thought it was better to give this away rather than throw it away C:

One Etude House Pomegranate Mask, One My Beauty Diary Earl Grey Mask, One My Beauty Diary Arbutin Whitening Mask
Just threw in some extra masks I've tried and reviewed! Check those reviews out ;)

Lioele Fringe Bow
Great for keeping your hair out of your face while you do your skincare routine and makeup! Also super cute~

A set of different samples~
A bunch of Skinfood Egg White Pore Foam + Good Afternoon Honey Black Tea BB Cream + A random set of Samples from KoreaDepart!

Join below via the Rafflecopter widget! You have to follow me on Bloglovin' and you have to add me to your circle(s) on Google+ in order to qualify for other options! :)

^ Use this image if you want to link to my giveaway on your blog~ ^
Again, this giveaway is open internationally. The winner will be chosen randomly via this widget. Good luck to everyone, I look forward to hearing from you guys!

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Thursday, June 13, 2013

Juju Aquamoist Vitamin C Emulsion + Cream Review

Hi y'all~ Tomorrow is my 3rd year anniversary with my boyfriend! I'm super excited and happy about that. But in the mean time, I'm finally getting out a double review on two of the products I have from the Juju Cosmetics Aquamoist Vitamin C line. I have good things to say about the lotion/emulsion, and terrible things about the cream. More after the jump!

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Etude House I need you, Pomegranate! Mask Review

With a poor fit, thick material, and unimpressive results, Etude House's I need you, Pomegranate! is a pass. More after the break.

Monday, June 10, 2013

Introducing a dedicated Asian Beauty Forum!!

I have some super exciting news for all my readers! About a month ago, Eva over at Bunny Kiss asked if I would be interested in being a mod at an Asian Beauty forum she was creating. I of course said yes, and today we've (including Tiffany from Cakepie)  opened up the forum to the public! It's obviously small, and there's not much activity (yet!) but I would really love it if some of you could register and start posting, so we could get a nice little community formed there. I have the link on my sidebar at all times as well.

It's not just limited to makeup and skincare, though! It also includes forums for fashion, hauls, lifestyle, and chit-chat! If you have any comments or ideas, please let me know! :D 

Sunday, June 9, 2013

TesterKorea Haul!

Second haul of the month, this time from a lesser known store-! I heard about them from someone's blogpost, and they're really great! They have similar prices to KoreaDepart but with slightly cheaper shipping, and you can buy samples from tons of different brands in sets of 10, which is fantastic for trying things out without buying the full size! :) 

They also gave me lots of sample! I got three of those 'Thank you' sample packages, and the Skinfood cotton pads were free as well! They're very soft, I use them to remove my eye makeup!

Ordered: May 8
Shipped: May 10
Arrived (Texas): May 22

I heartily recommend TesterKorea, the prices are great and the variety of brands and samples they carry is dangerous(ly awesome).

Saturday, June 8, 2013

Shiseido Hada Senka Mineral UV Gel SPF50PA+++ Review

Broad spectrum and moderately priced, with a natural finish and no white-cast, this is just shy of being the ideal everyday sunscreen!

Friday, June 7, 2013

KoreaDepart Haul

The first haul post of the month... and what an excellent haul it is. I found out about KoreaDepart awhile ago, but put off ordering from them because I was intimidated by the ordering process. It's genuinely not bad, and the prices and really great once everything's done and refunded. Here's the order details for anyone interested in KoreaDepart:

Ordered: May 3
Shipped: May 5
Arrived (Texas): May 15

Also, they package very well! All of the items were individually wrapped in bubblewrap, like so:

If anyone has any more questions about my experiences with them, just let me know!

Item details after the jump!!

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Skinfood Salmon Brightening Eye Cream Review

Guess who just finished 20 hours of travelling on literally no sleep? MEEEE!!! And guess who has work tomorrow? MEEEEEEEEE! It's okay though, because I'm finally back home in Texas for the summer! No exams, no essays, just getting money, spending time with family and friends, and focusing on improving myself! (edit: finished writing this later after a good nights sleep!! yay!)

However, since this is a review post I suppose that I should give a brief description of the product in order to pique your interest in reading more. I had big dreams for this eye cream, none of which were fulfilled. That happens sometimes though. More after the jump!

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Missha Super Aqua Cell Renew Snail Sleeping Mask Review

A very good, but not amazing, sleeping mask that gets good results with relatively little snail mucin (15%). More after the jump.
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