Thursday, August 14, 2014

INTRO+REVIEW:: Lucas' Papaw Ointment

Hello everyone! I've been meaning to talk about the Lucas' Papaw Ointment for a while now. The ointment is an Australian drugstore product with Papaya (Papaw) being its main ingredient. 

I first encountered this miracle product when my mum brought some back from Aussie as she got bad mosquito bites and a local recommended it to her. 

Friday, July 18, 2014

REVIEW:: Annie's Way Jelly Mask (Arbutin + Hyaluronic Acid)

Happy Friday! I have recently purchased the Annie's Way Jelly Mask from Log-On in Hong Kong. The 250ml jar was only HK$125, which is a great deal! For those who haven't heard, Annie's Way is a really hit mask on the market now, and is a Taiwanese brand with the product also made in Taiwan.

The jelly mask comes in over 6 pots with different functions in addition to its main selling point, dragging out your sebum, blackheads/whiteheads and whatnot and in essence, just clearing your pores. 

I chose the Arbutin + Hyaluronic Acid Brightening Jelly Mask (I think it says "Brighting" on the packaging but...). Arbutin is a common and effective chemical that lightens/whitens/brightens (whatever you want to call it) your skin. Arbutin basically works to inhibit the production of melanin, which gives us our skin colour (not just that but also the colour of our hair, our eyes etc.). Arbutin is completely safe to use and is a common ingredient found in many brightening skincare products. 

I don't think I have to emphasize on the moisturizing effect of hyaluronic acid but I found these to be a great combination as lightening chemicals usually have a slightly drying effect on your skin but the hyaluronic acid should balance it out perfectly. 

Sunday, July 13, 2014

SWATCH & REVIEW:: 3 Concept Eyes (3CE) Lip Products

Hope everyone has had a good weekend! A long due blog post on another haul of lip products from 3CE :) For those who has not yet heard of this Korean cosmetics brand - you can follow the link HERE to my first blog post about 3CE. 

3CE produces a lot of lip products - no doubt due to the craze over Korean lippies (as seen on Korean celebs) and I picked up several of these to test out as they are relatively cheap for amazing quality! 

Sunday, May 25, 2014

REVIEW:: Fresh Soy Face Cleanser

Happy weekend guys! I have been using the Fresh soy face cleanser for about a year now as my double up cleanser after makeup removal. The cleanser is a very gentle gel based cleanser that is suitable for all skin types. It is so gentle that you can even use it on your eyes. 

Gel cleansers are my love during the terrible humid summers we experience here in Hong Kong. After using the Fresh soy face cleanser, my face does not only feel thoroughly cleansed but also instantaneously feel soft to the touch. 

Saturday, May 03, 2014

REVIEW:: THREE cosmetics, eyeliner and more!

Happy weekend everyone! Next up on sharing my crazy haul in Osaka is from THREE cosmetics. I have read many great reviews about THREE's flash performance eyeliner pencils and of course, I had to go pick one up whilst I was in Osaka. 

The colour I naturally went for was the flash performance eyeliner pencils in 08 Eye On which is a deep black with subtle silver glitter particles that catches in certain lighting. I tried it on the next day and abandoned the 3CE liquid eyeliner in #Black (that I absolutely adore and have previously blogged about here) for the rest of my stay in Osaka. Of course, this meant that I went back to the THREE store and purchased two other flash performance eyeliner pencils, a back up of 08 and their sub tone defining eye pencil in two different colours, that can act as both eyeliner and eyeshadow. 

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

REVIEW:: Shiseido White Lucent Brightening Skincare Powder

Hello hello! Hope everyone had a good weekend. A trip to Osaka burnt my wallet out as I got way too excited on makeup and skincare products. Haven't really had a chance to try much out yet - but I am so amazed with this new limited edition Shiseido Brightening Skincare Powder from their White Lucent line that I cannot wait to share with everyone!

Monday, February 17, 2014

REVIEW:: Dr. Wu Microinject Hydrating Mask with Hyaluronic Acid

Happy Sunday guys! Hope everyone had a great weekend. Recently, I have found a new hydrating face mask that I absolutely adore - Dr. Wu. 

For friends who have not heard of Dr. Wu, it is a Taiwanese clinical skincare brand famous for its hydration products, in particular - their hyaluronic acid serum (the only one I've used that does not smell). 

I never believed in spending more than HK$30 on a single piece of face mask so this is definitely the most expensive one I tried - and it works wonders. I got it on a site called AnthonG (they have stores around HK too) and it is cheaper than Mannings at $129 for three pieces and $419 for 12 pieces. 

Saturday, February 01, 2014

Introducing:: Trilogy Rosehip Oil & Gentle Facial Exfoliant!


Happy Chinese New Year everyone! Wishing everyone a very prosperous year of the horse! 

Work has been insane for me, but I am rejuvenating over the short but sweet Chinese New Year holidays and working on a huge backlog of items (both makeup and skincare) I have been dying to share!

Not long ago, I bought two products from Trilogy on - an amazing site based in UK that allows us here in HK/Asia (or anywhere else really) to access brands not found at your locality, at cheaper retail prices and free shipping on top of all that! 

This is my first time trying out Trilogy, which is a brand that promotes natural skincare products. A little disclaimer here as I am in no way of the opinion that natural products work more or less than research laboratory skincare from brands like Lancôme or Estée Lauder - I hail whatever works for my skin. 

Sunday, January 12, 2014

REVIEW:: Benefit POREfessional Agent Zero Shine

Happy Sunday everyone! As promised, here is a mini review on Benefit's newest addition to their POREfessional line - Agent Zero Shine! If you follow us on Instagram/Facebook, you probably know that I have acquired this about a week ago and thought that I would share my first thoughts on this product.