Sep 20, 2013

#9 - It's Skin Babyface One-step Base (Green) Swatch And Review

Hello there! 

First of all happy Mid-autumn festival! I hope everyone who celebrates this festival get to spend some quality time with friends and family, and also eat a lot of yummy moon cakes!

So thanks to the festival I have a long weekend with Friday as the public holiday! That means I have time to do a post *yay*! I'll write up a review on this new base I got last month then!

So I grabbed the It's Skin Babyface One-step Base (Green) from TesterKorea (see previous post), in an attempt to even out the shipping cost (and because of its cute packaging)! 

It has 2 colors to choose from: lavender pink and green. The pink one is for brightening up your skin tone, while the green one is for neutralizing redness. Both of them has SPF15 and claim to cover pores for a smooth surface to put makeup on!

It's easy to blend, and does a good job at covering my pores! The consistency is pretty light at the same time, so I think it's less likely to cause breakouts. And it has a lovely apple scent :}

However its coverage is a bit too sheer to me, I often have to put 2-3 layers of it to neutralize the redness from my earlier breakouts. So I don't think this little tube containing 35g of product will last me for a long time :{ While it doesn't have any oil-control properties, luckily it doesn't oil me up faster either.

- Easy to blend
- Lightweight
- Did not cause any irritation or breakout on my sensitive and acne-prone skin
- Cute packaging
- Lovely scent

- Coverage too sheer
- Small tube of makeup base! Only 35g :{
- No oil control 

Probably not. I need something more powerful to neutralize the redness from previous breakouts *sobs* It might be a good option for those who has less redness to cover up (say, to cover up the red capillaries showing on the skin).

So that's it for now! See you around :}


Sep 8, 2013

#8 - Mizon Snail Recovery Gel Cream Review

Heyy everyone!

School has once again started, and I'll be busy between essays, lectures and finals in the coming months t_t... I hope summer holidays never end! Haha anyway I will still post reviews and hauls from time to time!

So today it's Mizon Snail Recovery Gel Cream's turn to be reviewed! Again it was a part of my Gmarket Haul in July.

Yep, this cute looking squeeze tube actually contains snail secretion filtrate! Snail mucous skincare is one of the hottest beauty trends in Korea, as mucous secreted by a certain species of snail was found to have great skin healing property. 

So what is it's claim? (Pic credit here although I got my gel cream on Gmarket)

Like most of the snail mucous containing products, the Mizon Snail Recovery Gel Cream claims to have skin regenerating and wrinkle soothing properties. 

This is how the gel looks like on my hand :}

A translucent gel consistency, pretty watery with no scent. It's a lightweight gel, and doesn't look or feel like mucous-related at all haha! After application the gel quickly absorbed into the skin. 

After using this gel cream for 3 weeks, I have to say I am quite satisfied with it! I like the fact that it's lightweight and non-sticky. Also, this gel makes my skin a smooth canvas and prepares my skin well for makeup! And it doesn't clash with my sunscreen even it's a gel! 

One more thing, I was surprised to experience some degree oil control in it. It didn't say anything about this on the box, but I do feel my non T-zone areas gets oily slower when using the gel.  But it doesn't have any effects on my oily T-zone, so I still need to apply primer on that area.

Although it claims to have skin regenerating properties, I haven't noticed any significant changes yet :/   I don't have wrinkles yet so can't comment on that, but it didn't lighten my acne scars any faster. Also it was less moisturizing than an emulsion/ milk though, so I tend to switch back to my moisturizing milk at night.

Overall, it's a good gel for morning routine but not moisturizing enough for my night routine!

- lightweight, non-sticky
- squeeze tube, convenient
- did not clash with my sunscreen and base makeup
- prepare skin well for makeup in the morning

- not moisturizing enough for night routine
- cannot see the skin regenerating properties after using 3 weeks

Have you tried this product? Let me know what do you think of it :}


#Extra - Glasses and Mask Giveway News!

Hiya :3 Here's a quick post about some lovely giveaways!

So the first one is this glasses giveaway at Sakuranko's blog!

I've seen a lot of giveaways of this company lately, and they have a free glasses campaign for new members! A deal can't be missed :} You can check more details on Sakuranko's post.

The second one is the mask giveaway held by Fräulein

Sheet masks! A superb pick-me-up from time to time! Wonderful :}You can check more details on Fräulein's post.

Have fun and good luck!