Showing posts with label PR. Show all posts
Showing posts with label PR. Show all posts

Friday, 10 November 2017

I was sent this cream courtesy Leegeeham by Ms Aileen for review purpose

 A moisturizing cream specially designed for oily skin I was very curious because it contains 5 alpha hydroxy acid a chemical compound used to inhibit the action of 5 Ξ± reductase the main culprit of excess oil/sebum production and Hirsutism ( excess hair growth) in females
Just like the Hyal B5 cream this is cased in a very sturdy travel friendly container. There is a protective lid to keep the product from spilling and maintain its freshness
This cream has a faint propolis like scent which is good because I was afraid it might smell have that chemistry lab like scent 😳
The texture of this cream is a somewhat like a lotion its viscous and feels like a emulsion/ lotion.

Now I have been using my favourite green tea cream for 2 yrs straight because it absorbs immediately into the skin giving a matte finish so I had the same concept of matte akin in my mind but I was quite surprised when I applied this onto my skin
Instead of absorbing immediately this took about 5 minutes and instead of leaving that matte/ dry skin . It made my skin feel so and satin like. Moreover my makeup went on so much smoothly afterwards. What I have deduced after using this for almost a month is that this cream restores the moisture which an oily skin needs ( something which many of us oily skin people are guilty of) so this in return regulates sebum product and the skin does not feels the need to produce more oil

My experience with heavy creams have not been pleasant in the past but this one is definitely a product made after a lot of research. This does not clog up pores, cause breakout more exacerbate pimples.
The ingredient list and instructions are printed both in English and Hangul (Korean) on the box
Since the cream is on pricier side I suggest you to use a spatula to scoop out cream so that no extra bacteria is introduces in the cream( hygiene comes first)
I searched for skincare products containing 5 Ξ±-Hydroxy acids and I didn't found many so this is a one of its kind product which controls excess sebum production.
Do you know leegeeham has more product in this range. You can know more  by clicking here

Wednesday, 8 November 2017

Hyaluronic acid is not one of my favourite ingredients when it comes to sheetmasks because It often leaves my skin feeling tacky but This one sheet mask changed my whole perspective on hyaluronic acid.

About the brand:
Leegeeham combines cosmetics and pharmaceuticals to achieve a healthy complexion
About the product
The packaging is just like any other sheet mask its an aluminium foil with a matte texture. The instruction and ingredients list is stated in both Korean and English
Made with 100% pure cotton this mask feels so much refined and better than all the sheet masks I have tried previously. The sheet is well made, the texture is smooth and though its thin, its quite absorbent so its totally drenched with hyaluronic acid and B5 without any residual serum/essence unless you squeeze the serum out with your own hands.

This mask has protective plastic back cover to keep it from tearing or damage.
Now I don't have anything against hyaluronic acid containing sheets masks but I have noticed that often these kind of masks are high in glycerin content hence the tacky feel but the serum of this by leegeeham feels different. Its light weight and very viscous at the same time. This absorbs completely into the skin leaving behind a soft matte finish. I also noticed that this brightened my complexion. I wore this for 25-30mins approx because the sheet began to dry up on certain areas like my nose, chin and sides of my face.

Though its suggested to wear this sheet mask after applying toner I wore it on its own and it performed great. My skin felt so soft and smooth throughout the day. My skin didn't produce much oil because it wad hydrated and well moisturizer nor did I felt like slapping on amy face cream.the effect lasted all day long even though I washed my face twice after this mask application
I'm thoroughly impressed with this mask and would give it 5/5 πŸ’ŽπŸ’ŽπŸ’ŽπŸ’ŽπŸ’Ž

Saturday, 4 November 2017

Leegeeham recently launched the GROW HYAL B5 CREAM
Leegeeham is a Korean cosmetics brand designed by a team of dermatologists, so their products are a combination of pharmaceutical and cosmetics. Each product is  well researched and delivers what It promises
This cream Is a combination of vitamin B5 and Hyaluronic acid and has the tendency to provide more moisture and hydration than water

The reason why I don't have picture of its box is that my package ended up in a mail ( accident which resulted in damage to the packaging thankfully the container is intact)

The two main ingredients are B5 and hyaluronic acid.
B5 provides hydration, it prevents aging and acne and maintains skin elasticity
While hyaluronic acid revitalizes skin. makes it  softer and smooth, also reduces fine lines and wrinkles
About the Packaging:
A very practical chic white container which is perfect for traveling . There is a protective lid inside to maintain the freshness of the cream
Quantity: 50ml
About the product:
The texture is very interesting even though it says cream, it feels more like a gel. There is a nice scent to it . To my nose it smells like custard but my sister thinks it smells spicy
The product spreads easily onto the skin and takes about 3-5 minutes to absorb into the skin . I don't usually don't pat my creams into the skin ( that's some it have reserved for my serum and essence). Combined with the ampoule this makes a  perfect duo something which  does not requires more skincare steps.
The wow factor: My skin its feels so bouncy, I asked my mother to try this out. For reference she has mature dry skin. On her skin the results where more pronounced. The wrinkles and fine lines on her skin were smoothed out. All the dryness was gone.To explain it more thoroughly its best to say that this cream hydrates parched , dry and dehydrated skin so the lines created due to dehydration are reduced when moisture barrier goes back to normal. 
MY OPINIONI have worn this cream on its own, used it with the leegeeham Hyal B5 ampoule and even used it in combination with vitamin C . So far no adverse reaction encountered.
My mom loved this cream so much that i had no choice but to give it to her 😁
(This cream has got my mothers stamp of approval) My mom has decided to add this to  her night time skin care routine as it makes her skin feels so much soft and smooth every morning. Plus she wants the B5 and Hyaluronic acid to work their magic while she is asleep.
I think is perfect for winter but is it suitable for summers too? Only change of season will tell
This cream has got my mothers stamp of approval.

Friday, 27 October 2017

When it comes to asian bb cushion and bb creams I have heard many people often complain that the shade of the base makeup was too light/grey/ashy for their skin color or that Asian bb creams don't have much variety in shade range ( specifically those of you who have lovely dusky skin or their skin color ranges from NC/NW 20-40 ) I am reviewing an Asian bb cream which comes in shades #21 #23 and #27 so those who love Asian cosmetics but cant find  a good match for your skin color this one is for you.
This BB cream has a standard squeeze tube packaging which I find very convenient and hygienic. It contains 30 ml of product. It has a  screw top which is quite secure and keeps the bb cream fresh.
This bb cream contains snail mucin filtrate and 10 free formulation meaning its free from paraben, ethanol, benzophenol, animal fat, BHT,paraffin talc, phthalate, formaldehyde, bemzophenone and triethanolamine which is super cool considering the fact that snail mucin has great skin rejuvenating and healing properties. Also the 10 ingredients mentioned above are one of the major culprits of causing acne, clogged pores and irritation so this is perfect if you have problematic acne prone skin.
The texture of this bb cream is very easy to spread and blend-able +layerable moreover its light weight. This gives a semi glowy finish. The coverage is medium which can be either sheered out or build to full coverage (depends on your preference) I like how this does not feel heavily or greasy on my skin.
This blemish balms targets three skin problems  at a time
1. It gives sun protection SPF 38 PA++
2. It acts a natural looking base for your skin so hides imperfections
3. Anti wrinkle
I used this in flash photography and was so happy that I didn't get a flash back even though it contains spf 38. So this is great for taking photos πŸ™†
My bb cream is in shade 27 which is quite dark for me ( I have fair skin) but I am happy that I discovered a great product even though the shade didn't match me.

5/5 ❤❤❤❤❤ 

Monday, 23 October 2017

Hey there πŸ™‹
I love products which promise to deep cleanse and make my pores less noticeable but not all cleansing products are made equal . some instead of deep cleansing over cleanse the face stripping it off of all the natural oil/sebum leaving the skin in a more dehydrated and damaged condition then it was before.

 I got a chance to try out this cute black hell pore pack by elizavecca its one of their newly released product of this year. This is a two way pore pack. Initially it works as a mask and absorbs all the oil from the face  but once you add water to it and massage its foams up and deep cleans the pores

Its super cute and vibrant on one side you can see a cartoon character  of a devils and on the other side there is an angel lol 😊. It's a nice squeeze tube with a nice sturdy cap. The product is sealed to prevent it from drying up.
Due to circulation of counterfeit products online and many stores elizavecca has decided to add scratch-able seal on their product which contains a number to ensure quality and authenticity of their products.

About the product
Its a black charcoal mask which has a thick slightly gloopy texture. Though you can spread it on your face using a spatula or i preferred using my fingers. I tried to apply the pack as evenly I could but I think I layered it thickly at some parts on my face πŸ˜”. On my face this dried up after 20 mins. It does not dry up like a clay mask( in fact it feels more like q peel of mask slightly slippery) first I added up small amount of water and massaged my face but was quite disappointed when it only turned grey but didn't bubble up but then I added more water to wash it off and was surprised how it began to foam up. (The foam was quite thick) so get the foaming/bubble effect you have to use a lot of water anyways I massaged for around 2-3mins and then washed it off( this washes of easily) but it can be a little messy. ( side note: Charcoal mask are messy)    It   Looking pore something that gets deep into the pores and clean them? I applied this cute charcoal mask and wow the  results are amazing.

The charcoal in this pack is very finely milled so you can actually feel the particles on your skin. My skin looked squeaky clean and a little dry after washing it off. The pores looked better too but the stubborn blackheads on my nose were still there 😑

Since the weather is starting to become cold I have decided to use this once very week or fortnight  or else my skin might become too dehydrated. All in one this is a fun mask/ pore pack to use and the results it delivers are good too

 you can know more about it here

I Love lipsticks . Even on days when I don't wear makeup I like to have a bit of color on my lips. They make my face look more lively and fresh. For me a lipstick should have three qualities
1. It should be pigmented should be long-lasting
3. It should have a comfortable formula
I tried out these cute and chic lipsticks by a Korean brand called CELRANICO and was amazed by their performance


the lipsticks came in a very secure cardboard box with the individual shades and their numbers marked on them

inside the slender cardboard box were housed the most luxuriously packaged gold case lipsticks. The lids on these lipsticks closes with a satisfying click so be assured the lipsticks won't make a mess in your purse. Plus the packaging is so sturdy that it wont break if you accidently drop them ( happens with me a lot)

What the brand has to say about them

CELRANICO It's Chic Matt & Moist Lipstick - The pretty lips even if you only wear it once. 11 colorations of paraben-free lipsticks that present moist and pretty lips at all times.
Texture - The soft feeling of use as if a primed was rubbed on by being differentiated with the previously - existent matte lipsticks.
No dryness - No dryness because of extracted vegetable oil ingredients from: chamomile flowers, olives, avocados, rose hip fruits, and Jojoba seed. The lips get moist the moment they come in contact with the lipstick
Colors 11 shades

[How to use] For a lighter shade, use a foundation or a powder. For a more intense color, fill lips fully with the lipstick to fit the lines of your lips. If you want a natural-looking finish, tap the inner sides of the lips and gradate to the outside.

Main Ingredients:
Anthemis Nobilis Flower Oil, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Rosa Canina Fruit Oil, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil


Onto the best part 😍. I was always under the impression that Korean lip products especially lipsticks have sheer pigmentation since most of Koreans like to wear gradient lips but boy I was wrong these lipsticks are packed with pigment. One swipe us enough to cover the whole lip completely( please note that I have pigmented lips)

these lipsticks have a matte finish but the formula is unlike anything I have tried out before. Its a soft matte light weight lipstick that feels super comfortable on the lips and keep the lips feeling hydrated and moisturizer. The texture does not accentuate dry parts or cracks on the lips. The bullet glides smoothly on the lips πŸ‘Œ

I tried out three lipstick shades from the range

RD 11
A beautiful cool red color which makes my teeth look white in contrast with the lipstick. This us a perfect lip color to rock when going on a date, or perhaps when you want to strike an impression

RB 02
you must know by now that I am a big fan of nude lipsticks or mlbb lipsticks so I was super happy when this lipstick shade turned out to be so close to my original lip color. I have definitely found my everyday holy grail lipstick guys. This is a rose brown lipsticks perfect shade which can be paired with any makeup look and use to create a gradient lip effect 😍

PK 01
and lastly a very vibrant pink lipstick. This is by far one of the most beautiful hot pink lipstick I own the color appeals for it self it bright and beautiful. It might not be an everyday color for some of you but the color sure is unique and pretty

here are the lipstick themselves and their pretty swatches

these lipsticks retail for 22$ at kbeautie website and at Celranico

Friday, 20 October 2017

Sunscreen are a crucial when it come to protecting your skin from premature aging and wrinkles. I seriously regret all those times when I never wore sunscreen and thought my skin was better-off without.  I could have saved my skin from so much damage and hyper pigmentation. Sigh!! So girls don't make the same skincare mistake I did.
This might shock some of you but according to some dermatologists (source: Google) you are suppose to re-apply sunscreen every 2 hrs as sun screen wears off with time.Now I don't know if its a marketing hoax (to make more sales) or a legit fact but for those of you who do re apply sunscreen after every few hours here is product to make things easier without ruining your makeup

I have been a huge fan of cushion foundations/ bb creams ever since they have been launched. the concept of them is so travel friendly and vintage. Do you know it was once considered every fashionable to apply powder or lipstick in public πŸ˜„
But I was so surprised and intrigued when i found out that now you can even have your sunscreen in a cushion compact packaging. Who would have though of such a cool idea?
 Leejeeham life sun cushion spf 50 pa++++ is a cushion sunscreen which delivers a beautiful semi matte glow to the face and gives it maximum sun protection from both UVA & UVB radiations.

It has avery chic looking white compact which a matte plastic casing. Inside these is a beautiful pink air cell puff and a mirror

Like all cushion compacts this is sealed to maintain the freshness and prevent the product from drying out. Once I peeled off the plastic cover I was greeted with a pleasant scent. It mild and doesn't lingers for long onto the skin

The sunscreen looks pink in the cushion compact but once applied onto the face this light weight sunscreen turns close to translucent so a slight pink hue/white cast. The air cell puff makes it handy it to apply the sunscreen over makeup. You can wear this under makeup too. It gives a lit from within glow.
Though I am guilty of not reapplying my sunscreen through out the day I definitely find it very handy to use early in the morning some days especially Sundays when I feel too lazy to pit on makeup I usually apply this over my face and go out to pick groceries with my mother at the bazaar. This just keeps my face safe from sun damage and makes my skin look toned up so I look put together with minimal effort 😊
 This cushion sunscreen is admittedly on the pricier side but the convenient chic white packaging, flash back free formula and minimum white cast, SPF 50 with PA++++ makes this a winner.The cushion can be popped out and replaced with a refill so this also environmental friendly and it comes with a mirror too 4/5 πŸ’ŽπŸ’ŽπŸ’ŽπŸ’ŽπŸ’Ž
☀ In my opinion Asian sunscreens are definitely worth splurging, as the formulation is suitable for sensitive,oily and acne prone skin

Sunday, 15 October 2017

 if you ask me about my favourite skincare ingredient right now I am going to choose green tea 🍡 Can't stress enough how beneficial green tea is for oily skin. It soothes and calms the skin, prevents breakouts, and brightens skin.You might have noticed by looking through my instagram feed that i don't have stable skincare routine as i am always trying out new sheet mask or essence but one thing that i have achieved during my Korean skincare journey is that my skin looks so much healthier and glowy than before 

I have been using this Natural Pacific  Fresh Green Tea Seed Serum for sometime now and I am seriously sold by its performance.this serum contains 84% Camellia Sinesis Leaf Water and a whole bunch of oils. you can see the picture if you want to  know more about the ingredient list

 The vial is made out of matte glass and has a dropper cap. packaging wise this is bit of a nuisance as a single accident/ incident of dropping can smash the vial to pieces :( so this is only suited for our vanity table or skincare basket

The texture is thin and water like and smells so nice( this healed the cystic acne on my chin and hairline) It absorbs into the skin like a dream. My skin feels hydrated without that oily /greasy feel. I haven't noticed much brightening yet but this works great in terms of calming and moisturizing skin.

though it looks light green in the vial it imparts no color whatsoever onto the skin 

I usually use 6 drops of this on my face and use this (every night i am not testing a new product)  before going to bed. My skin texture has definitely improved with this serum.

This retails for 27$ on @stylekorean_globa and 12$ on althea


Thursday, 5 October 2017

I have been eye makeup fixers for the longest time as the idea of my makeup lasting longer on my oily face sounds so tempting but there are very few makeup fixers that fall in my budget and deliver a matte finish
I was genuinely surprised and super happy when my blog selected by JOLSE to review this product

About the brand

Saat Insight  is a Korean makeup brand which manufacture luxury cosmetic products.

About the product:

Quantity: 100ml also available in 50ml

Price : 25 USD $

Packaging: The spray bottle is packed in a very beautiful pink and green marbled cardboard box inside the box there is a sturdy  white plastic bottle which has a black secure cap.the bottle has a very practical design its is  travel friendly, spill proof and shatter proof. The nozzle is good its dispenses the product evenly onto the face

My thoughts:

This makeup fixer has mild scent which disappears on  application. It's  clear  like
water and has a non tacky finish. I apply about 3-4 spritz of this on my face to set my makeup. What I have noticed that this makes my whole makeup look come together ( gives it a flawless finish) It also forms a light film which gives glow to the skin plus it reduces makeup from transferring onto other surfaces. I pressed a tissue paper only fave and was surprised to see that only a little amount of makeup / foundation transferred onto the tissue paper.
This makeup fixer does not have oil controlling properties thought nor does it claim to do so
I cant figure out the ingredients and its placement on CosDna website because the ingredients list is in Hangul (Korean) but from my experience this didn't break my skin out.
This retails for 25 $ on Jolse website link here

I rate this product 4/5 ❤

Thankyou Jolse for providing this product for review

Sunday, 1 October 2017

Today I am going to review the contents of my skin18 reviewer program package. I choose mediheal masks for this level as I previously had a really nice experience with mediheal masks and its one of the brands I can definitely trust

Essential masks are one of the popular mediheal masks released by mediheal they were recently upgraded to a better formula
Initially I though that all of these sheet masks would give similar results but boy I was wrong each of these masks have a different type of serum  I will start with the MEDIHEAL PLACENTA RE-VITAL ESSENTIAL MASK"

My first ever encounter with placenta was  during my gynaecology ward rotation and I was seriously grossed out/amazed by it at the same time. But I never thought that one day I will using a mask on my face which contains placenta extracts 😳 As much as I was hesitant to try out "MEDIHEAL PLACENTA RE-VITAL ESSENTIAL MASK" i decided to man up 😝  and slap it on my face. This surprising smells good. As this is a cellulose  sheet mask with silky touch this has a thick sheet. The size of sheet is medium so the fit might be a problem for some people. I had to manoeuvre the sheet a bit so that it fit my face shape and tucked the excess part under my chin. I kind of look like voldemort wearing this mask but I bet you all might have got used to my face by now πŸ˜…. Anyways the serum of this sheet mask is slightly viscous and has glycerine like texture so it does not absorb into the skin right away especially if you have oily skin like I do but a little bit of patting can make a difference. When I took off the mask after 30 mins my face felt a little bit tacky and had a layer of unabsorbed serum which gave glowy look to my face. As the weather has become hot and warm again one would like it more if the mask is chilled before application. Overall this isn't a bad sheet mask but i think this is kind of mask that is better enjoyed by  folks who gave dry skin as this is very hydrating πŸ‘  4/5


I had really high hopes for this one as tea tree  is a really promising ingredient for acne prone and oily skin and I am happy to tell you guys that my experience with this was good. It has a pleasant scent and has a thin serum which absorbs into the skin without leaving that tacky feel . My skin felt soft and all the redness was reduced. This mask is great if you have oily skin  I love how mote and more brands are designing sheet masks that target acne prone

and oily skin type


Drenched in serum this mask was tried out by my mother. The fit was good for her face ) there wasn't much extra part to tuck in the mask-). For her dry skin this mask was perfect. The serum was thick and left a slightly tacky film which locked in all the moisture. My Mom likes to wear sheet masks till the edges of the sheet began to dry up. And for her this dried up after 50 mins. Pretty good eh !!


Now all the Variants  that I tried out from this range didn't provide the brightening . Something which is a hall mark of Asian skincare so when I picked this one up I was excited as I love products which brighten and whiten but alas this failed to brightening the complexion Tha glow was there no doubt but the brightening part was missing and the serum was tacky so I washed my face because I didn't like the feel of leftover serum on my face. This is good mask in terms of moisture but if you are picking this up for brightening then you are going to be disappointed 😞

One of the fancy ingredient mask. I have seen  skincare products which contain gold extracts but having platinum as an ingredient was quite a surprise for me. I didn't know what to expect from this mask so I just applied it onto the face and watched tv while I waited fir the essence to soak in .one thing I noticed was that unlike the other variants this mask was not upgraded ? I wonder why?
Anyways I didn't notice any special difference in my skin texture except for the fact that it looked plump ( choc choc skin) .
All and about these masks are good for providing moisture and hydration . The formula is very skin friendly. the essence does not itch or burn. Even though some of these masks leave a tacky residue onto the face . It does not cause breakouts . These are available for purchase at website

Thursday, 28 September 2017

When I washed my πŸ’† now I am believer πŸ˜…. who remembers this song from SHREK (chuckle)
Tried this BLIV bubbly O2 bubbly bright oxygenating mask and was surprised that my face looked as bright as sunshine πŸ˜‰ ( ok that's a bit of exaggeration) but seriously you guys, this mask gives instant brightening to the face.
pretty much every skincare brand that i know of has been coming up with their own bubbling mask but not all of them fulfil the tall claims that they are making, however this mask is a different story
rice is one of the oldest skincare ingredient used in many Asian countries to brighten the skin. its used lighten the complexion and tone skin and yes Rice is one of the chief ingredient of this mask you can totally imagine the effects this mask deliver?
 The mask is housed in a medium sized container with a protective lid to prevent mask from oxidizing and a spatula. I highly recommend you to use the spatula as this helps the product to remain fresh also a word of advice immediately close the lid of the container as soon you scoop out the product or else it will start to bubble up in the container
 The mask has a lotion/cream like texture with tiny red beads for exfoliation. It's recommended to scoop out the product using a spatula. Once the mask is massaged onto the face (dry skin) it immediately begins to foam up. The foam is not too thick but its there. There is funny ticklish feel when its turning into bubbles 😁 the bubbles lasts for about 2-3 mins even less if you are sitting under a fan
I left the mask on for 10 minutes massaged my face once again and then splashed it with cold water. My skin looked brighter/fairer plus it felt soft and matte. This effect lasted for quite some time and I felt like the pores on my cheek looked sort of small. cant say much about the stubborn pores on my nose because very few things work on them😐

In terms of physical exfoliation I didn't notice much difference because the beads are sparse so didn't manage to remove the dead skin on my chin and cheeks. This mask retails for approx 39-40$.
though the mask is on the pricier side the effects it delivers totally justifies the money. the brand is really confident about the performance of its product as it promises money back if the product falls short on your expectation,