Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Skin 79 Color BB Cream

It's really been a while since my last blog post. And as I am quite busy with work, which is just an excuse, I wasn't really able to write anything.

Another post on BB cream. I have tried several BB creams from Skinfood, Innisfree, Missha, Hanyul etc. and one of my all time favorite BB cream is from Skin79. I first came to know this brand from a friend. She asked me to get this for her so I purchased one for me to save delivery charge. And since then, I have been using this everyday as my skin is no longer flawless and going to work without any, well it's not going to happen anymore.
There are 5 color for different skin types. Pink, Orange, Gold, Purple, and Green.
Orange is for those who have a lot of blemish; Gold for skin with no elasticity; Purple for rough and dry skin, Green for uneven skin; and the one I use always is PINK which is for oily and wider pores.

I usually don't repurchase BB creams as I want to try new ones. But for this brand I repurchased after I used up my first.

Why I like it:
1. Has a good coverage for both my blemishes and pores
2. As it is for oily skin, my skin doesn't get oily at the end of the day
3. Easy to apply (but not too watery)
4. Reasonable price ($25 for 40g)
5. Love the pink color bottle (if you don't like the pumping bottle you can always get the tube type).
6. Blends well with your skin
7. It doesn't feel sticky.

There isn't one thing I don't like about this BB cream actually but for those who have darker skin, this only comes in one shade so it might not work well with you.

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

CO2 Face Cleanser

There's a fad going around in Korea with CO2 or Oxygen facial Cleanser.
It is said that it removes dirt and dead skin while leaving your face soft and making your face brighter.
And since the weather is cold and my face tends to dry out easily, I've decided to try it myself.
Oseque CO2 Melting cleanser

My colleague used the CO2 Melting Cleanser and recommended that it is really good especially for a sensitive skin like mine.

The Melting Cleanser as it's name says, melts the dirt on your face. One good thing about this is that it melts any makeup you have on your face. All you have to do is apply the cleanser on your dry face (using dry fingers) and massage a little to apply all over. Then leave it for a while. You will be able to see white foam forming around the face and feel the popping feeling.

What I like about this product:
1. I don't have to use any makeup remover and my face feels really clean after wash.
2. Some of the blackheads and whiteheads are gone (only some~)
3. My sensitive skin doesn't get irritated
4. Doesn't dry up my skin too much (as compared to other cleansers)

What I dislike (but not hate):
1. It takes a while before all the popping finishes :(

Tuesday, April 09, 2013

Before And After Glampalm

My hair is quite a mess so I either tie up in a pony or use a flat/curling iron to fix my hair. As I am not morning person, I choose to have my hair tied up in a pony. 

I have a fine hair, so after a permanent wave and dying my hair, my hair has been very frizzy and unmanageable. So I use Glampalm flat iron to straighten my hair. (I've had the permanent wave months and months ago but there's some wave left on my hair, as seen on BEFORE picture, and it's only in just one side).

The temperature I used on the iron is about 160 degrees C. I don't want too high since I don't want to further damage my hair. The picture doesn't actually show but my hair is a bit more shinier than before using it. 

Visit Glampalm's facebook page, they are giving away free iron! www.facebook.com/glampalm

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Gel Nail Polish with LED lamp

My company is currently developing a LED lamp to cure gel nail polishes so I have been testing applications of the gel nail polish and using regular nail polishes, glitters, etc. 

The pros of the gel nail polish cured under the LED lamp is that it dries up quickly (unlike the regular polishes). It takes only 30 secs. and chips less faster. It has a "glass" like finish. 

 The cons, well it's not easy to remove. You need to soak the nails in acetone for about 3 mins~5mins or wrap it in acetone soaked cotton pad with foil.
Used regular nail polish (which needs to be completely dried) and added glitters and topped with
gel top coat.
Used regular nail polish as the base, added dried flower, glitters then topped with gel top coat
Just added the glitter nail polish (transparent) and added the gel top coat.
Arranging the glitters to the edge was quite a work.

Friday, April 06, 2012

Makeup Brush Cleaners

I have tried cleaning my makeup brushes in different ways. And even though some people say it's okay to use baby shower soaps, mild shampoos etc... but I find using brush cleaners is the best way.... although of course it's not very cheap and hard to find the best one with so many brands out in the market.

I have tried using 2 brush cleaners. The first one I have tried is from Lioele (Korean brand). It's Metome brush shower cleanser. It's approximately $10 per 190ml bottle (image below). Pros and cons... well I didn't really like this cleaner at all. It's quite small, the bottle is hard and the opening on the cap is so small it takes forever to fill a container enough to wash the brushes. I had to remove the cap in order to pour the cleaner into the container. Also it smelled like a bleach cleaner. Really strong scent, I even had to dissolve the cleaner with water because it was too strong. It cleans the brush okay, but even after rinsing it on a running water several times, the smell doesn't go away at all.

Lioele's METOME brush cleaner

The second one I bought is from Missha. It's called the Perfect Brush Cleaner. I was hesitant to buy at first since when I googled it, the first review expressed how she was never going to buy this again and that you get what you paid for. The brush cleaner is about $10 (a little tiny bit cheaper than Lioele) but it contains more since it's a 250ml bottle.

What I liked about this brush cleaner is that the bottle is soft, the opening on the cap is big enough and it smells quite good. Unlike the bleach like smell Lioele had. It does clean the brush well. Another good thing is that this cleaner comes in a refill pack (sold online only) so I don't have to buy a bit more price bottled ones.

Missha's Perfect Brush Cleaner

For now, unless I find some problem with this cleaner, I will stick to it. I have not tried MAC cleaners but I am not willing to spend that much money on a cleaner so this will have to do.

**THIS is just my own opinion, it might be different for every individual and the type of brush one has....