Saturday, 20 January 2018

A few months ago I saw the beautiful Areesha from ubeautiful blog swatch a sample of this gorgeousness on her instagram story and I knew it was love at first sight for me. Imagine my excitement when I finally got my hands on this 💕
Light as a serum and with strong UV ray protection, the Heimish Artless Glow Base is a hydrating all-in-one makeup primer and sunscreen! Its pearl colored, delicate formula will elevate the tone of your skin leaving it gorgeous and even.


INGREDIENTSWater, Butylene Glycol, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Ethylhexyl Salicylate, Phenylbenzimidazole Sulfonic Acid, Stearyl Alcohol, Triethanolamine, Octocrylene, Niacinamide, Diethylamino Hydroxybenzoyl Hexyl Benzoate, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Butyl Methoxydibenzoylmethane, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, CI 77891(titanium dioxide), CI 77019 (mica), PEG-100 Stearate , Hydrogenated Lecithin, Glyceryl Stearate, Beeswax, Caprylyl Glycol, Carbomer, Adenosine, Disodium Edta, Tin Oxide, Carmine, Thymus Vulgaris (Thyme) Flower/Leaf Extract, Origanum Majorana Leaf Extract, Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Leaf Extract, Rosa Canina Fruit Extract, Fragrance
Quantity: 40ml
PRICE: $22
Packaging:


the grey and pink geometrical design printed squeeze tube with a rose-gold cap ( word Heimish embossed on top) is housed in chic cardboard box which look so luxurious and aesthetically pleasing.
 this is a multi action makeup primer,
1. It provides uv protection ( SPF 50)
2. It hydrates the skin
3. The pearly pink colored base brighten complexion, and gives it a healthy glow
4. It smooths out the skin
the iridescent base is beautiful . I sometimes love to wear it on its own as it makes my skin look so healthy. And sometimes on top of my foundation as a natural highlighter.
I have noticed that this has really really tiny glitter specks which reflect off light hence give shine and glow to the skin.
for me the texture felt easy to blend, lotion like and very light weight. I have oily skin and this honestly made by skin look so radiant.
I don't think this prolongs makeup wear time nor does it claim to do so but for those of you who are looking for glowy/ dewy primer. This is for you
I have worn this under several different foundation and bb cream and this worked so well with each and every one of them.
For me this is definitely one of the Holy Grail makeup products and I will continue to purchase this product as long as Heimish keeps on manufacturing it. you can purchase this at here

Monday, 15 January 2018

Kstyle box is a Korean online store which curates very pocket friendly sheet mask boxes each containing a generous amount of high quality, popular sheetmasks with a sample of Korean tea, candy and a pair of cute socks. The box retails for around 15.99$ with free shipping. You can also purchase a box of Korean teas 30-40 teas each  for 15.99$ with free shipping.
The owner sunny is a pretty sweet person, she listens to people's requests and adds her personal touch to each order.
I was one of the lucky people who got selected for a giveaway event and wow look how beautiful and cute everything is❤

Sunny added in an chrysanthemum tea and wow this tasted good
HOLIKA HOLIKA's Pig Nose Clear Blackhead 3-Step Kit
The packaging is cute and vibrant. There is also a QRC code on the top right corner.
I have tried this one before and loved this as it did a pretty good job at removing black heads from my nose. This is 3 step nose pack just like secret key one
🌿 Step 1: White sheet dripping with pores cleaning liquid. I left this sheet on my nose for 10 mins then rubbed it all over my nose to clean off all the sebum and debris (That's why it looks so yellow)
🌿 Step 2: Pink pores strip. This has a nice fit. It adjust quite well on the contours of my nose. I applied it to my wet nose and it became super hard after 25mins. I peeled it off slowly and believed me you don't want to see a close up of it ( super gross)
🌿  Step 3: Hydrogel sheet to close the pores. This had a very wobbly jelly like feel to it and slid off the nose very easily. This felt nice and cooling.
My pores looked small and clean though I can still spot some deeply embedded blackheads but it managed to remove most of the ones that were present on the surface. Would I repurchase this? Yes because this one is a lot more effective than secret key one and made  my nose look smoother plus the foundation didn't bunch up around my nose after using this.
This retails for 3-4$ the price varies store to store
♠ It’s Skin Power 10 Formula VB Effector ♠
this is enriched with Vitamin B6. Contains no oil, & is suitable for oily to combination skin. It controls sebum secretion and maintains water-oil balance. It prevents blackheads and acne. Keeping skin soft, clear and purified
♦ This is originally sold in a bigger glass vial containing 30ml of product retails from 9-15$ but I have sample size vial that's why its small and contains 10ml
♦ there is rubber dropper mechanism and a glass pipette to use the product. Though the vial is free the ampoule is clear / colorless
♦ this has a pleasant scent which is disappears application. The ampoule is a light water like consistency and absorbs pretty quickly into the skin. One things that I have noticed is that it feels cooling on the skin on application
Since the weather is cold and certain areas on my face are dry and patchy ( cheeks and forehead) I am currently applying this only on my nose and chin to keep the sebum/oil production under control. I agree with the sebum control claim as this instantly mattify the skin and keeps it soft at the same time.
I cant say much on the blackheads but I didn't break out using this product. Its kind of a product I would probably repurchase in future as this sits well under the makeup and prevents my nose and chin from becoming oily
✨ SLC Skin Clinic Essence Sheet Mask Effects Plus ✨Waterdrop Mask (Green)
🌿 ingredients: witch hazel extract, sodium hyaluronate, red ginseng extract, aloe
🌿 Effects
Baobab and olive extracts help keep moisture from evaporating, balance moisture on skin,
 improve natural protective ability, and relieve skin, and aloe vera extract also protects skin from roughness.
 Skin calming/ skin protection/ sensitive skin
🌿 How to use
Unbend folded mask, apply it on face and attach it by pushing it with fingers. After around 15 to 20
 minutes, remove the mask. Tap the remaining essence to make it absorb to skin
This mask has a scent its a bit strong but nothing overpowering. The serum is thin water jell like, the fit is nice the mouth cut out is a bit wide but the rest is fine, adherence is good too what surprised me the most was the results I achieved after using this mask, this mask is for hydration but this surprisingly brightened my complexion the effect was so obvious 😲. This mask is definitely a repurchase for me as I like how nice and soft my skin felt ( minus tackiness) plus my skin looked so radiant and bright
CLAPIEL AUS BLACK DIAMOND MASK
The mask is very delicate and fragile so you have to be super gentle when removing it from the foil. To keep it from being damaged the mask is sandwiched in plastic covers. Its shiny black in color there are specks of silver embedded in the hydrogel sheet
🌿 This feels cooling on the skin. The serum is transparent and slightly viscous than water. I have notice that this has a mild scent to it ( smells pleasant) I wore this mask for 30mins until the sides of the mask began to come off of my face. The hydrogel material looked small/ shrunken. It took only a minute or two for the residual essence to absorb into my skin. My skin felt soft and non tacky.
This mask comes soaked in 32 ml of essence and sure enough there was a lot of left in the foil which I used two more times.
🌿 Result:
My skin felt smooth, soft and hydrated in a non greasy/tacky kind of way. My complexion was considerably brightened. As a person with oily skin I am thoroughly impressed with this mask as it made my skin look supple and less oily through out the day.
🌿 Bonus: This hydrogel mask doubles up as body lotion. just place the hydrogel sheet after using in a cup of boiling water and stir for 2 minutes. The mask liquefies to form body lotion. I used this lotion on my arms and legs and was so happy how soft my skin felt and all the flaky dry patches on my legs were gone.
This retails for 7$ which is pricey for a mask but as the serum is good enough to be used thrice and the hydrogel sheet can be used as body lotion the price in that case is well justified.
I recommend you all to visit the store as the prices are really affordable
you can visit it here to know more

Friday, 12 January 2018

i was surprised by Pixi Beauty at the end of 2017 when a parcel arrived at my doorstep at the end of December. I was so shocked when I pulled out this cute adorable book/ box from the parcel. Pixi Beauty placed a bit of fun element by adding this cute rose gold padlock with a key to open the box.
After unlocking the lock I was met with a cover on which there was printed a small story and a description of the theme of the box.
 the box is divided into two compartments. One side for makeup i.e Lip Treats ( a total of 5 beautiful shades of matte lipsticks) and on other side skincare i.e Skin Treats ( 2 products: Rose Caviar Essence and Rose Flash Balm)
SKIN TREATS:
ROSE CAVIAR ESSENCE – £26.00
Being an Asian skincare enthusiast i love essence/ serums so i was quite surprised when i saw that the packaging was that of a squeeze tubs not a vial. The essence as you can see looks beautiful. It contains these flower oil capsules which melt into the skin on contact.
i like how hydrating this feels on the skin
Pixi Rose Caviar ingredients
Water/Aqua/Eau, Glycerin, Macadamia Ternifolia Seed Oil, Citrus Aurantium Bergamia (Bergamot) Peel Oil, Cananga Odorata Flower Oil, Cymbopogon Martini Oil, Pelargonium Graveolens Oil, Tocopheryl Acetate, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Simmondsia Chinenesis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Rosa Damascena Flower Oil, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil, Morus Alba Bark Extract, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Caulerpa Lentillifera Extract, Bixa Orellana Seed Oil, Tocopherol, Adenosine, Illicium Verum (Anise) Fruit Extract, Carbomer, Caprylyl Glycol, Butylene Glycol, Hydrogenated Soybean Oil, Tromethamine, Chlorphenesin,1,2-Hexanediol, Iron Oxide (CI 77491). 

ROSE FLASH BALM£26.00
I’m always looking to boost my skin’s radiance and this Flash Balm is just what I’ve been needing.  My complexion can often look very dull and I’m permanently tired, so I love the thought of a balm that acts as a pick-me-up for fatigued skin.  It has a 3-in-1 oil-free formula that adds instant moisture and brightness, as well as making a great revitalising mask.  You can also use it as a primer.  As soon as this arrived, I slapped it on my face as a mask – you just need a thick layer and leave it one for 5 minutes or so.  I have also tried it as a primer and found that my skin felt soft with a nice little glow, and my foundation applied nicely over the top of it.

 Pixi Rose Flash Balm ingredients
Water/Aqua/Eau, Rosa Centifolia Flower Water, Propylene Glycol, Octyldodecanol, Tapioca Starch, Polysorbate 60, Sorbitan Stearate, Carbomer, Phenoxyethanol, Triethyl Citrate, Aminomethyl Propanol, Sucrose Cocoate, Glycerin, Olea Europaea (Olive) Leaf Extract, Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Extract, Rose Extract, Bisabolol, Ethylhexylglyercin, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Disodium EDTA, Sodium Citrate, Red 40 (CI 16035)

the other side of the box have makeup aka liptreats Pixi MatteLast Liquid Lipsticks.  There are 5 shades all in the hues of roses , the color selection is perfect there ate deep rose shade and neutral lip colors.  these Matte Last lipsticks are extremely long-wearing, and have a special ingredients in them the rosehip oil and Vitamin E to keep your lips soft and moisturized
the pigmentation on these is impressive. One swipe is enough to cover the whole lip. I love how the oil absorb into the lips without leaving a residue while the lips look matte and beautiful . Unlike many matte lipsticks I don't feel the need to wear a lip balm underneath this
the petal shape applicator is definitely a brilliant lip tool. It's wide enough to help the lip product spread easily while the tip assists in creating a sharp, defined look. The packaging is cute and resembles a lipgloss
SHADES included in this particular collection are:
AU NATURELLE – rose toned nude
MATTE BEIGE – beige toned nude
PASTEL PETAL – pinky / beige nude
REALLY ROSE – rose brown
EVENING ROSE – mauve brown


this set is one of the beautiful things I have ever received. Everything is amazing quality . From makeup , skincare to the way the whole set is packaged. I really recommend you all to try these products especially the lippies are AMAZING!!!!

Tuesday, 9 January 2018

This is a one of its kind natural hydrogel mask with degenerate at 80C. Its biodegradable so very environment friendly. Its made by the first biotech pokymer techanology And PTD ( power protein delivery technology)
Has high concentration if FGF AND EGF ( anti ageing and skin revitalizing)
🌿 The luxurious mask is made out of seaweed, black food ( beans and berries) has string anti-oxidant qualities. The serum contains diamond powder (100ppm dilute solution) other noteworthy ingredients are Aloe Barbadensis leaf extract (for soothing and healing) Niacinamide ( for brightening) Citrus Unshiu Peel extract ( collagen boosting ) charcoal powder (for purification and cleaning pores) Algae extract (for brightening and collagen boosting) and snail secretion filtrate
The mask is very delicate and fragile so you have to be super gentle when removing it from the foil. To keep it from being damaged the mask is sandwiched in plastic covers. Its shiny black in color there are specks of silver embedded in the hydrogel sheet.
🌿 How to use:
Cleanse the face and apply toner
Then proceed to place this two piece mask carefully on the face ( as its made out of hydrogel the mask is slippery so you have to adjust it with patience)
The hydrogel sheets adheres pretty well to the skin, the two piece design is very convenient as you can adjust it accordingly.
The fit is great . The cut out for the yes and mouth is placed at the right place.
🌿 This feels cooling on the skin. The serum is transparent and slightly viscous than water. I have notice that this has a mild scent to it ( smells pleasant) I wore this mask for 30mins until the sides of the mask began to come of my face. The hydrogel material  looked small/ shrunken. It took only a minute or two for the residual essence to absorb into my skin. My skin felt soft and non tacky.
This mask comes soaked in 32 ml of  essence and sure enough there was a lot of left in the foil package which I used two more times.
🌿 Result:
My skin felt smooth, soft and hydrated in a non greasy/tacky kind of way. My complexion was considerably brightened.  As a person with oily skin I am thoroughly impressed with this mask as it made my skin look supple and less oily through out the day.
🌿 Bonus: This hydrogel mask doubles up as body lotion. just place the hydrogel sheet after use in a cup of boiling water and stir for 2 minutes. The mask liquefies to form body lotion. I used this lotion on my arms and legs and was so happy how soft my skin felt and all the flaky dry patches on my legs were gone.
This retails for 7$ which is pricey for a mask but as the serum is good enough to be thrice used and the hydrogel sheet can be used as body lotion the price in that case is well justified.
I was selected to review this mask by  KSTYLES & CLAPIEL in a giveaway event

Sunday, 7 January 2018

I am finally starting with my swanicoco sheet masks and i want to kick myself for not trying these out earlier because these are like a match made in heaven for oily skin
Swanicoco is a Korean natural skincare line that prides itself for its patented raw component and nano-fermented formulations, using natural extracts in replace of harmful components. All formulations use latest ingredients such as Astraxan, snail secretions, rice fermentation, human oligopeptides, fermented cell cultures of ginseng & hydrolyzed collagen.Sung Chun-sun started making simple homemade products grew into a large international company helping many people with skin sensitivity
Swanicoco Dr Syul Golden Time Leap Mask Firming


The packaging is cute ( looks like a giant medicine container )
Not I know I am not the best candidate to try out firming sheet mask ( I am in my 20's) but as the weather is cold my mom os not I'm the mood to try out sheet masks
The sheet is thicker than most of the masks I have tried and soaked with essence which smells very much like Centella Asiatic, for me this masks scores 5/5 in terms of texture and essence. The essence is water like, very thin and easily absorbable (perfect for oily skin) but the fit is a bummer. Firstly the sheet is quite large in size. I had to tuck fold it around my  temple and hair line plus a large portion was tucked under my chin. It adhered well, i watched a whole 1hr episode of "The King Loves"  with this on and it was still moist by the end of 1hr.
Ingredients :
 Water, Glycerin, Dipropylene Glycol, Hydrolyzed Collagen, "Grifola Frondosa Fruiting Body Extract/Maltodextrin ", Morus Alba Bark Extract, Portulaca Oleracea Extract, Acetyl Hexapeptide-8, Panthenol, Camellia Japonica Leaf Extract, Retinol, "Sorbitan Laurate/Hydroxyethylcellulose /Acetyl Dipeptide-1 Cetyl Ester ", Erythritol, Copper Tripeptide-1, "Scutellaria Baicalensis Root Extract/Glyceryl Caprylate/Ethylhexylglycerin", Dipeptide Diaminobutyroyl Benzylamide Diacetate, "Ethyl hexanediol/Pentylene glycol/1,2-Hexanediol", Carbomer, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Arginine, PEG-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Allantoin, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Adenosine, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, "Caprylhydroxamic Acid/Propanediol"
Results
Nicely hydrated skin with a medium brightening. I amcant comment much on my firming vut i love this mask for hydration it provided and how it controlled sebum Some notable ingredients of the essence include hydrolysed collagen, retinol, panthenol, various peptides and many botanical extracts [for the full ingredients list, see the comments below]
 The Golden Time Leap Mask Pack retails for $2 and I am totally going go repurchase this mask as I like how nice it felt on the skin.
My only request to swanicoco is to please change the size of the sheet as it a bit uncomfortable and difficult to adjust on the face

available for purchase at beauty tap.com 

Saturday, 6 January 2018

IF you follow me on instagram you must be aware that I love using pore strips I know many people think that pore strips make the pores stretched out overtime and make them larger but I like the feel of clean pores ( special the clogged ones on my nose)
I have previously tried out the Holika Holika 3 steps pore strips and really liked how it pulled out all the black heads and timey hairs on my nose. So satisfying
I received these from jolse when I was chosen as a reviewer in one of their campaigns.
The packaging is really cute, i love the illustrations drawn on the package. This is a 3 step pore  pack . Each step is individually sealed.
Prior to using all the steps I opened up my pores vu placing a hot gauze over my nose. That way my pores opened up

Step 1 : I placed the sheet like strip which was totally dripping with this citrus smelling liquid on my nose for for 5mins then rubbed it to clean an sebum
Step 2 : Tore open the foil to reveal the actual pore strip. Placed it over the wet nose and waited for it to dry ( approx 20mins) then took it slowly off by peeling from one side of nose. Result : Tiny hair and a few sebum plugs/ filaments

Step 3: The hydrogel mask to soothe the pores. This too has a citrusy scent. The hydrogel material was a bit difficult to adjust as it slipped quite easily off my nose. Eventually I had to remain to recline on a chair for 5 mins

Personally I enjoyed using this pore pack and think it did a pretty decent job cleaning out my pores and removing black heads its not as effective as my HG nose pore strip but it is good.
One of the note worthy things I would like to mention is that this didn't cause any sort of pain or itching.
Available at jolse for purchase


Thursday, 4 January 2018

Serum and essence are like a cheat sheet to great skin with minimum effort. They are packed with great active ingredients and only a few drops are sufficient for the skin.
I have been thoroughly impressed with Taiwanese culture, dramas and skincare lately. There sheets masks are amazing and worth very penny
So my expectation was very high when I tried out this essence by CYLAB called Crithmum Maritimum Callus Culture Filtrate Essence and I am pleased to tell you guys that I an not disappointed at all


CY’Lab is a Taiwanese brand under Ching-Yi Biotechnical Company that has been functional since 1982



the packaging is a standard glass vial which contains 30ml of product. I personally love the green color of the vial its so beautiful on my vanity. But I am not fan of the dropper though firstly its shaped a bit crookedly often doesn't pull up the essence

Ingredients':
Crithmum Maritimum Callus Culture Filtrate, Coenzyme A, Lecithin, Tocotrienols Pseudoalteromonas Ferment Extract, Collagen, Chondrus Crispus Extract, Sodium Hyaluronate, Carbomer, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Butylene Glycol, Methylisothiazolinone, Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate, Water

About the product:
its a thick viscous milky liquid. Scent is very mild barely noticeable
I usually use serum and essences at night because that way they remain on my skin for longer duration and deliver all the benefits to the skin. As it's winter right now, This gets immediately absorbed into the skin. Since the vial is small I only apply 3 drops of this to my face. I have noticed that this makes the skin feel soft and hydrated. I cant comment on anti-aging as its too early to form an opinion bt I will update you guys more as my mother has mature dry skin.


Crithmum Maritum is a rich source of vitamin C. So its good in collagen boosting, anti ageing and skin brightening and has anti - ageing properties.
Would I repurchase this serum. Yes absolutely
you can purchase this here