lunes, 30 de septiembre de 2013

Surprise Essence Concealer [ Etude House ] Review

Hello sweethearts :D

Today's review is about my actual concealer, Surprise Essence from Etude House in light beige shade. (It comes in two shades, light beige and natural beige)

I purchased it from eBay for around 5$ which is quite affordable considering how long it lasts for. It has the usual cute girly cute etude house's packaging which I adore ^^

It's very easy to apply thanks to it's applicator, but the packaging gets dirty very easily which bothers me a lot. Let me explain, when you close it, a lot of concealer somehow gets squished through the cap. I even tried to put it in carefully but this keeps happening ;_;

I normally use this over a light layer of bb cream to take care of the most visible flaws on my skin, on this picture I used it over my bare skin so the covering is not as high as it usually is, but it's still pretty good. I noticed it leaves a very bright spot on the area once applied, but it blends in when it settles and it does it's job. It also has a very light scent which I personally like and won't be noticed once it's on your skin.

Conclusion, I don't really like the packaging because it's very dirty and I waste a lot of product because of it, on the other hand the concealer itself does it's job and hides imperfections. It's also very affordable. ¿Would I repurchase it? I'm not sure, if I find something similar for the same price I might try it instead to see if I find a concealer with a better packaging, if not I'll probably repurchase this.


♥♥♥♥ 4/5

Have a nice week :D

X Laura

martes, 24 de septiembre de 2013

Daiso Charcoal Peel off mask & Nose blackhead remover pack review

Hello sweethearts!

I'm a week away from starting school and I'm really excited but also have been busy. I've been waiting so long for todays update because I've been wanting to try this products for a long time, it's Daiso's peel off mask set that some of you might already know. First time I ordered it from eBay it didn't arrive after a month and I ended up getting a refund, so I had to repurchase it and wait for another half a month for it to arrive, now they're finally home.

I bought it from eBay for 9$, it contains both the charcoal peel off mask and the nose blackhead remover. The stickers on the packaging are kind of cute and they really catch your attention at first sight, but I removed them right away because they're not practical at all. I liked how everything comes written in japanese but also in english.

They're pretty much the same thing, but the charcoal peel off is for the entire face, while the nose blackhead remover is obviously only for the nose.

1. Description:

Formulated with the natural ingredients from Oak trees, it removes oils and all dirt and deeply clean the pore, leaving your skin clearer with less visible pores. It contains 80 gr of product.

2. How to use:

-After cleansing your face, evenly apply on the affected area and let it dry for 10-15 min. If completely dried out, peel it off starting at the bottom, pulling toward the top.
-Do not use more than twice per week.
-For sensitive skin, apply facial essence before using, and slowly peel it off starting at the top toward the bottom.

3. Sexy picture time:

4. Result:

5. My opinion:

- The charcoal peel off mask is a thick black cream with a soft herbal scent, while the nose blackhead remover is a white thick cream with a sunscreen scent that totally reminds me of white glue's texture, it's really sticky. I recommend to use enough amount of product to cover the affected areas evenly cause if not it'll be hard to peel off in one piece and it won't be as effective. Once applied I felt it tightening my skin as time goes by, but it was nothing uncomfortable. I peeled it off slowly and I was really surprised when I saw all that came out of my face, dry skin, facial hair, blackheads... It didn't hurt at all but my skin isn't very sensitive :D! (It does literally wax your facial hair off though so be careful if your skin is sensitive). Once off my face, my skin felt super soft and my enlarged pores were visibly reduced, leaving a smoother surface than usual. It obviously didn't take all the blackheads out, specially the ones that were deeper in the skin, but it did a really good job and I loved the result, this product has become a must in my routine, plus it's really affordable.


♥♥♥♥♥ 5/5

Have a nice week,
X Laura.

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viernes, 13 de septiembre de 2013

Dear Girls Be Clear BB cream [Etude House] Review

Hi sweeties!

Todays update is a review about Etude House's Dear Girls Be Clear BB cream ^^
My favorite BB cream (Holika Holika Peach girl) has become incredibly hard to find during the last months, I still don't know what happened to it, but now I find myself in the situation of having to find a new BB that will satisfy my needs, that's why I purchased Dear Girls Be Clear BB cream from eBay for 10.49$. It contains 30g of product and expires 12 months after it's opening.

As you probably have noticed after seeing this picture, the adorable package of this BB is what caught my attention first. It's pink, it has cute floral patterns and random drawings, it looks very feminine and it's easy to carry around because of it's size.

The second thing that caught my attention is it's formula.

1. It's paraben, benzophenone, talc, artificial color and triethanolamine FREE
2. It contains vitamin extracts: Sea-buckthorns, fig extract, pomegranate extract, grapefruit extract & lemon zest extract.
3. It contains organic oils: Brazilian nut oil, sunfower seed oil, jojoba seed oil, argan oil, olive oil and almond oil to keep your skin moisturized. 

It has a 30 spf and whitening effect.

All perfect so far right?

Unfortunately, this BB comes in a single shade. My skin is very light, and it has a yellow subtone, this BB looked ok at the start, but once I spread it over my hand it was a little too dark for me, which was kinda disappointing.

I figured the difference is not that big and I can always make it look lighter with my loose powders, but I still miss my old BB T~T it was just perfect.

 It's coverage is medium-high as you can see on the picture above, I only used a thin layer of product.

However, I'm still using this BB while looking for my perfect one. It feels good, it keeps your skin moisturized and leaves a semi matte finish. It has a nice soft smell that lingers on your skin only for a while. I do have to reapply it before the morning is over though, but I mostly have to do this with all the BB creams I tried so far.


Its actually a good BB, it has a pure formula that nourishes your skin and keeps it healthy and moisturized, the problem is it only comes in one shade which is a little too dark for me, I also prefer BB's with a dewier look. If you're looking for a BB with a nice formula, medium to high coverage, spf, semi matte finish and you skin is not too dark, this is for you!


♥♥♥ 4/5
(Mostly because of it having one shade only)

Hope this review was useful :D

X Laura

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lunes, 9 de septiembre de 2013

Dear My Blooming Lips Talk Etude House PK003 Lipstick Review

Hi cuties!  

As you can see I redesigned my blog, and it'll be only in english from now on because I think I can reach out to more people this way. I hope you like it :D

Today I bring you a review of a product I've been wanting to try for a while, it's Etude house's "Dear My Blooming Lips Talk" lipstick.

I bought it from eBay for 8.90$ and it comes in an adorable package, not as cute as the antoinette crystal shine lips one but still lovely. You can choose out of 24 shades, I chose PK003 because I needed a natural but sweet light color for my daily look, and to be honest I couldn't have chosen better.

Here is a picture of the swatch on my arm so you can get an idea of how much pigmentation this lipstick has:

And here's how it looks on my lips:

Lovely right? 
Now lets talk about it's properties. This lipstick makes my lips feel moisturized without having to reaply it too often, it has a good pigmentation and it's scent is barely noticeable, but nice, and it goes away very fast. The only thing I didn't like is that it makes the dry areas of your lips become very noticeable, but I fixed that by using chapstick before applying the lipstick :p
I really liked the end result and the adorable package so I'm happy with this purchase and I'd probably get a new one when this one runs out, which won't be any soon ^^
Hope this review was helpful, have an awesome day.


♥♥♥♥♥ 5/5

X Laura

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