Posted at 12:00 pm , on May 4, 2017
SUNDAY RILEY | MECCA MAXIMA $80
I have mixed thoughts about this toner. Yes, the packaging is beautiful and sturdy, but the dispenser is a bit difficult to use. There is not a high degree of control to pump the amount you need, and trust me you only need a little. The smell is quite strong, so I would recommend using this during your night routine.
One of its goals is to minimise your pores as it has a mixture of bentonite clay, but for me I do not see a change. I have been using this for over 3 weeks. What I do like, is the usage of marshmallow and green tea, as I wake up, my face has a reduction of redness and it feels supple. Other key ingredients are cucumber, witch hazel extract, manuka, magnolia bark extract and black cumin all there to help tone, balance and prep your skin. I love the burst of potent ingredients and it feels great once applied, non-sticky and it absorbs fairly quickly. However, due to not completely matifying my skin and providing the results it claims to do… It is a nay for me.
Posted at 12:00 pm , on April 19, 2017
BANILA CO. | W COSMETICS $5
An eye patch, more like an eye mask is designed to look like lace-designed mask. You do not need to worry looking like a ghost around the house, now you can look stylish whilst you pamper!
Filled with ingredients to whiten and brighten, such as white flower complete, ceramics and rose, it smells beautiful but not overpowering. The serum was non-sticky and did not provide too much that it would drip down my face. Some face masks I have bought in the past, kept slipping off because it had too much serum to hold. The design is something I absolutely loved, as it does not slip off and covers the top and bottom areas of my eyes. I bought another because it was not only affordable, but it covers a wide range of the eye area.
Posted at 12:00 pm , on March 1, 2017
KOCOSTAR | SEPHORA $35
At first I was a bit confused on the concept of the 6 ways, the patches can be placed. After looking for an image online, I finally got the idea and I think it’s brilliant! To be able to patch desired areas, and it is all in one pretty container.
Locations are eyelids, smile lines and the eye bags. Super cooling and it adheres to the skin beautifully due to hydrogel. Made to last for 30 days, you will notice the toning, conditioning, detoxfying and brightening results due to these goodies – peony, phillinus, ginseng, baikal skullcap extract and good old flakes of gold.
I have been using it every night and when I wake up. I highly recommend these convenient patches, I find placing this in the fridge, provides a more powerful cooling effect once used.
Posted at 12:00 pm , on February 22, 2017
DRUNK ELEPHANT | MECCA MAXIMA $132
I use this serum in conjunction with another water-based item, beforehand. This best thing I have found using this, is that the next day my face feels hydrated and smooth. For me, consistency was key as it took about a week to see noticeable differences.
I looked into this company and I loved what they strive to do, especially educating others that not all natural products are good for the skin. I have noticed that by using this, it has brought the natural radiance back. So I can go out to work the next day, without wearing foundation and sometimes concealer. This intensive night treatment’s highlights are, pigmentations and blemishes are targeted and faded, roughness like bumps are reduced and for me it helps control oil. Dead skin cells are lifted away, which results in even skin tone. With a punch of 12% AHA/BHA and other non-harsh ingredients, you won’t be disappointed.
Posted at 12:00 pm , on February 1, 2017
CAOLION | SEPHORA $58
When I saw that this has a shape memory formula, it got me interested. It has an amazing cooling effect which instantly calms the skin. It is quite soothing, especially after washing and toning.
Waking up from my slumber, I did feel the skin moisturised though it made no difference to my pores. Smoother yes, but not firmer. There is no scent which is perfect and it almost feels like gelatine on the face. Main ingredients used are, betaine, allantoin, lactobacillus and chaenomeles sinensis fruit extract.
Posted at 12:00 pm , on January 25, 2017
JOSIE MARAN | MECCA MAXIMA $17
Reasonably priced for wipes that does a great job keeping your skin nourished, whilst removing your makeup. I love how the packaging is comprised, so it can be conveniently brought with you on the go.
Argan oil-infused these wipes does not leave your skin dry. Where in fact, you can use these wipes to just refreshen your face, especially in Aussie summers you can easily be drenched in sweat. A slight hint of scent lingers but doesn’t get in the way. For me, I would need at least 2 wipes to remove my makeup, but it is great for spot removals.
Posted at 12:00 pm , on January 15, 2017
For as long as I can remember, I have been dealing with black heads and white heads for all my life. After watching Tina Tries This video, I luckily stumbled upon this at an Asian beauty store. As you press a button on the side, it dispenses a combination of sea water and Jeju Volcanic ingredients on top of the silicon brushes. 3-5 minutes in circular motion, you massage the areas that need pore tightening and decrease of black/whiteheads. It is not harsh on the skin, and by doing circular motions it creates the required heat.
After you wash the gel off, you will notice that your skin is smoother and slightly tighter. However, there will still be black and whiteheads. I recommend using a strip afterwards, to remove the remaining sebum and heads.
Posted at 12:00 pm , on January 8, 2017
Do not be put off with the sorbet-like texture, it is super lightweight! This remover is amazing and I love how you need just a little, to remove even heavy cake you have on. Casing looks fabulous, also the balm does not have any over-whelming scent.
Simple to use, once in contact with your warm skin it easily breaks down your makeup. If you have sensitive skin like me, it does not irritate it and keeps it feeling soft afterwards. Just be sure to use a cloth, as I do find it sometimes difficult to remove. There are other balms for other skin-types, and it is guaranteed that I will be trying out the others!
Posted at 12:00 pm , on December 28, 2016
CAOLION | SEPHORA $25
Either I am applying this wrong or that it doesn’t work at all…
Unfortunately this sebum control stick did not work for me, maybe because my skin produces too much oil/sebum. There is a notable cooling affect, once applied. I have read comments about this product, recommending this product to those who does not produce too much sebum/oil.
Posted at 12:00 pm , on December 18, 2016
SUNDAY RILEY | MECCA MAXIMA $132
3 drops is all I need, and I use this after toning my face/neck and before any serums. I believe that by using this before my serum, it better absorbs and enhances the serum. Other than that, I wouldn’t really use it before makeup, for example like my skin, I would be an oily mess at the end of the day.
What I love about this face oil, is not only the gorgeous boxing and bottle, but once applied you can see the difference. You will have this glow as well as looking moisturized. It was a perfect pat over when I was in Bali, before my day started as well as before bed.
Inside you will find: vitamin C, essential amino acids, antioxidants, omegas 3, 6 and 9 – you are double protected from signs of ageing and harmful UV rays.