Hello dearies! Sorry for the absence.. have been busy with being lazy. hah!
Anyway, from a recent short overseas trip I picked up the Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask from the duty free at Changi Airport for around S$22.
It’s supposed to be a gentle yet moisturising exfoliator for your lips while you sleep.
It’s actually about half the size of their Laneige Sleeping Mask (which is another super great hydrating product) and it comes with an applicator.
Unfortunately I’ve really sensitive lips after visiting Europe 6 years ago for my graduate trip (woohoo~!), and I’ve been trying to find the most soothing lip product ever since because my lips tend to get red and swollen / itchy ever so often. As such I seldom wear lipsticks or worse, those drying matte kinds.
My first try for this product isn’t that great, as my lips turned a little swollen the next morning, though it wasn’t itchy or having any allergic reaction. I had to then apply some lip balm after wiping the lip mask off. Perhaps I should try it again.
My husband on the other hand, highly rates it because this actually moisturised his dry chapped lips (from staying under hot sun for the whole day).
So maybe you should buy it for your other halves! 😀
Good day dearies! It’s one more day to Friday, finally! Weekends are soooOooOoO hard to reach. Anyway, sometime back I ordered some Korean products online and I got to try out one of them, so here’s a short review on it.
Behind: Innisfree Dualcara Mascara, EH Moistfull Collagen Emulsion & Play Color Eyes in Ice Van. Front: Missha’s Style Perfect Concealer + Under Eye Brightener
Review: EH Moistfull Collagen Emulsion
Price: S$15.50This product is opaque and milky, and does moisturize rather well yet doesn’t give me any breakouts. It’s 180ml but I use a coin size of it every time so I guess it can last pretty long?
However it seems to be more suitable as a night cream because it does tend to feel very slightly sticky and shiny. I’d bought this intending to use it as a moisturizer before my foundation but perhaps I should’ve chosen the Moistfull Essence instead – think it’s closer to the Innisfree Green Tea Serum gel texture that’s less oily.
Lol nevertheless I’m still using this as a morning cream, and I’ve been too lazy to wear any makeup to work recently. Hah!
I have the impression that innisfree products are mild with good quality, so it is with this Innisfree sheet mask in Rose.
Price: About 9000 won for 10 at Dongdaemun wholesale market basement area (shops sell it slightly higher)
Size is just right, liquid is not too thin and I didn’t really smell much scent. The masks I frequently use, Taiwan’s My Beauty Diary (MBD) masks are more scented and watery hence drips more.
Anyway I try to use sheet masks once a week (or 2 weeks) after bathing, and use the remaining essence on the rest of my body to make full use of the mask. Lol.
To me sheet masks shouldn’t be expensive, it should be something for hydration, that I can use 2 in a week and not feel my heart aching from the price. Masks like Innisfree and MBD is really good for that as it is really cheap (MBD is S$12-14 for 10). There’re plenty of cheap Korea brands of masks like Nature Republic, the Face Shop, and even this discount brand called Ekel.
When I had to clear expiring MBD masks in 2 weeks and was putting masks every few days, I realised my skin looked really supple.
So ladies, pamper yourselves with a mask this week!
I’ve earlier this year been to Seoul for about a week, and of course I went slightly crazy and bought all kinds of cosmetics and skincare products.
I will be reviewing my hauls in the coming weeks when I’m free to do so. But just an overview of what I bought:
- Iope Matte BB Cushion in M23 (came with their makeup remover)
- The Saem Aloe Vera Gel, Snail Plumper, Snail Peeling Gel, Snail Deep Cleansing Foam, Pumpkin Heating Mask, Kissholic Lipstick, single eyeshadow
- Etude House Dear My Wish / Booming Lipstick, Balm+Colour Tint, Proof10 Gel-Liquid liner, Bling Bling Eye Stick, Blusher, Shockara Mascara, Color My Brows. (I later also got their Gel eyeliner, BB Cushion Concealer and Face Blur)
- Face Shop Liquid Eyeliner
- 3W Clinic Collagen Hand Cream
- Missha Lasting Painting Tint
- Mamonde Creamy Tint Balm Intense
- Some sunblock x 2 that was on sale
- Innisfree, Nature Republic, Saem sheet masks
- (Innisfree Sandalwood perfume was for a friend)
But…some part of me still thinks I didn’t buy enough and wanted to buy more even when I got back (and i did lol). I guess Korean products really do attract people with their nice packaging, good effects and wonderfully affordable prices. It’s like even if you’re on a budget, you can still get basic but good skincare and makeup there (think The Face Shop, Etude House). AND they give A LOT OF samples!!! wheeeee!
Generally besides those shops carrying individual brands such as in streets of MyeongDong and Ewha, there’s also neighbourhood shops selling cheap stuff. I saw really cheap hand creams and masks from lesser known brands like 3W, like around 2000 won?
Well I don’t know if you can get access to Korean products readily in your country, but if you do, why not try some of them out? If you already do and have good ones to recommend, do let me know cause I’m looking out for more beauty hauls!
Yep that’s about it, I will definitely return with updates! Meanwhile, Stay Beautiful! 🙂