Friday, June 21, 2013

SKIN79 Snail Nutrition BB Cream

Long time, no see. I know that my pace of 1 review per month is astounding, maybe during holidays I'll get down and write some more.

Today I'm with a short review of SKIN79's Snail BB Cream. I only had a sample of it (2ml) that came with one of my packages.
Normally it comes in a container with a pump (40g), the prices start at aroung 30$.

It's supposed to protect the skin, maintain its natural health. It has anti-wrinkle and whitening properties and UV protection SPF 45 PA+++. It's one of those fancy BB Creams that are good for your skin, besides moisture and coverage.
As you can see it covered the redness and minor imperfections well. My bigger acne scars and red spots are still showing through. It will suit a fair complexion, but not extremely pale.

- medium coverage
- easy, smooth application
- stays the whole day
- blended nicely with my skintone (it was extremely pink at first)

- felt heavy on my face
- didn't cover major spots

I used the sample only twice, so my review is based only on this short encounter. I don't think I will ever buy the full size product. It's definitely not my holy grail bb cream :)

Monday, May 6, 2013

Etude House I Need You, Yogurt! Wash-Off Pack

What's up guys? Today I'll be reviewing Etude House's I need you, Yogurt! wash-off/mask pack.
I got mine on eBay, the prices are ~6-8$ (you can find more expensive offers, but I doubt you want to pay more).

The package contains 4 wash-offs: Strawberry (brightening), Kiwi (rejuvenating), Apple (moisturizing) and Apricot (removing dead skin cells). They all have consistency similar to yoghurt with a little bit of color.

The smell is really pleasant, milky/fruity. The application is smooth and it's easy to wash off as well. One mask lasts for 2-3 uses.

After using it my skin was so SOFT! The softness lasted 2-3 days, so that's a huge plus. Some dry patches disappeared and overall it moisturized well.

Would I buy it again?
Absolutely! Visible effect for an affordable price.

Monday, April 22, 2013

M Signature Real Complete BB Cream by MISSHA

Judging by the title and the photo you already know that it's going to be a review of MISSHA's M Signature Real Complete BB Cream #21 Light Pink Beige.
Information - I only had a sample of this bb cream, so this review is based on the 3 times I have used this product.

According to MISSHA'a website this bb cream is supposed to be skin friendly and organic, give long lasting perfect coverage, regenerate and soothe the skin. Contains SPF 25 PA++.
If you want to read full description CLICK HERE.

Comes in 3 sizes: sample (see photo above), travel size (20 ml) and full size (45g). 
ATTENTION! MISSHA currently has a discount on travel and full sized versions of this bb cream at their online shop.

and 3 colors (I had #21 Light Pink Beige):
 Sorry for the huge blob.

These were the facts, here comes my opinion.

What I liked:
The consistency is smooth and creamy. You only need a little product to cover the whole face. The smell is pleasant, not very strong. Didn't irritate my skin. Great medium to strong coverage. Looked orange on my hand and arm, but blended nicely with my skintone. It lasted the whole day without moving or creasing. Thanks to my spots and blemishes you can see how nicely they were covered. 
This was one, but generous layer of product.

What I didn't like:
The finish is dewy, but not "water" dewy. It felt sticky and heavy on my face. As if the product couldn't soak into my skin. Powder didn't help. I have combination skin and the oily parts didn't like this bb cream. The pores got clogged and it was a bit hard to remove completely.

Would I buy it?
I got it as a free sample and it was nice to try it on my skin, but the formula felt too heavy. I know other bb creams with good coverage that are much lighter, so I don't think I'll buy it.

Monday, April 15, 2013

HOLIKA HOLIKA Daily Garden Cleansing Foam GREEN TEA

I wanted to use this one for a couple of days (more like weeks...) before reviewing, but I think the time has come.

This is a HOLIKA HOLIKA DAILY GARDEN CLEANSING FOAM in GREEN TEA. It's supposed to be refreshing and suited for oily skin types. It's a part of a collection, in which you can also find Aloe (mild and calming), Acerora (vitalizing), Lemon (brightening) and Olive (moisturizing).
Each bottle contains 120ml of product.

- really efficient - you need a small amount for the whole face,
- doesn't irritate my skin,
- easy to wash off,
- fresh, light scent,
- skin is clean and refreshed,
- good price (~7-10$ on eBay). 

- I didn't notice any special effect for the oily parts of my skin.

Would I buy it again?
Yes, definitely. When I finish this bottle, I am going to buy another one, different scent probably.   

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Nature Republic Garden Recipe Kohlrabi Wash-off Pack review

So as promised, here's my first review!
I bought the smaller version of this wash-off. This little guy contains 8ml of product, but you can also buy bigger versions that contain 190ml.
 There is a whole series of this wash-off packs including carrot, broccoli, kiwi and strawberry, so definitely check them out.

So onto the actual product:

1. Smell - fresh and pleasant. I expected something less like perfume (less floral) and more like vegetables or a real garden.

2. Consistency - it's creamy with little black grains that look like seeds (but I don't know what they are).

3. Use - it's easy to put on, you just slap some of it on your face excluding eyes and lips area. After 10-15 minutes you rinse it with water. It got a little thick on my face and it was a bit hard to wash it off. I used mine 3 times.

4. Effect - it's supposed to clean and revitalize the skin with the use of Beta-Carotene and vitamine C. My skin was fresh, but I didn't notice any visible difference.

5. Price - I bought mine on eBay. In my opinion it's a medium price.
8 ml costs around 3~5$
190ml costs around 17~20$

Would I buy it again? 
I don't think so. It was a nice, inexpensive experiment, but I know a few face masks and wash-offs that give better results.

Okay, let's get this blog going.

This post will only be the overview of my recent eBay purchases.
What I got:
- Skin Food Foodtherapy Stick Perfume No. 5 Steam Milk
- Etude House Precious Mineral BB Cream in N02 Light Beige
- Holika Holika Daily Garden Cleansing Foam in Green Tea
- Etude House I Need You Honey Wash-off Pack
- Etude House I Need You Yogurt Wash-off Pack
- Nature Republic Garden Recipe Kohlrabi Wash-off Pack
- TONYMOLY Petite Bunny Gloss Bar in Juicy Apple

and some samples:
- SKIN79 Snail Nutrition BB Cream
- Missha Signature Real Complete BB Cream
- THE FACE SHOP Smim Radiating Moisturizing Cream

Look forward to my reviews on all of that products!

Sunday, March 10, 2013

First post is always crappy

At this point I want this blog to be a source of reviews of products (mainly cosmetics) that I own. I feel like sometimes I buy things that are not popular and maybe one day my post will be useful for someone, who wants to buy it.