Sunday, 24 June 2012

Review: Laneige Water Sleeping Pack EX

. Hello~ Here is another Laneige review - The Laneige Water Sleeping Pack EX!






 The Laneige Water Sleeping Pack EX is one of Laneige’s most popular and renowned products. They used to produce the Water Sleeping Pack, but they have remodelled and changed the whole product, renaming it with a _EX.


What is it? (Taken from the Laneige website):
The Sleeping pack is a light gel-like mask which provides intensive hydration, vitality, and brightening effect while restoring skin with deep relaxation.
Suits all skin types.

Price:
I purchased it for $22 on Sasa.com. The price ranges from $18 to $27 online. Australia doesn’t have an AMORE store, which is Laneige’s corporation.

Packaging:
The product is encased by a sturdy plastic light blue tub, with a twist on cap. I prefer squeeze tubes for hygiene purposes, but they provide a laneige-engraved transparent spatula for you to use. Extra thumbs up for thinking ahead!

How to use:
Using the provided spatula, scoop a 1.5cmx1.5cm amount. Apply it onto your skin and slowly work it until it is evenly distributed. Wait for it to absorb before going to bed. After 8 hours (or however long your sleeping time is), rinse off using lukewarm water. Pat dry and continue with your daily skincare routine. I use this around once a week, feel free to use it twice a week.
The Laneige website actually recommends using 2.5cmx2.5cm, but I find that that is not needed. There is also a step by step facial massage lesson on their website, go check it out!

Review:
Sleeping packs are popular because they are recognised for their major hydration properties. Brands like Skinfood, Skin79, Etude House, The Face Shop and Nature Republic have all produced a Sleeping Pack. Laneige’s is among the most bought and sought after. A sleeping pack is a mask you wear to sleep, which is marketed for use during your skin’s most important rejuvenating time. The recommended duration of use is 8 hours.
I quite like the Laneige Sleeping pack since it doesn’t make my skin oily and leaves my face supple and hydrated. Skin is brighter and more refreshed after a goodnight sleep. The mask didn’t break me out and my skin was less inflamed. Extra points for its calming properties! The Laneige Sleeping Pack Ex also has a special property which helps enhance your sleeping experience, the AMOREPACIFIC, Sleepscent™. The scent produced by AMORE helps relaxes your mind and body for a good sleep. The smell is not fairly strong, or light, but is quite pleasantly for me (It smells a bit like flowers). The gel consistency is not sticky and won’t leave residue on your pillow. I do recommend you apply it at least 15 minutes before sleeping because it takes a bit of time for it to melt into your skin. It didn’t break me out and my skin was less inflamed. Extra points for its calming properties!

                                                                        I give it 4.1/5!
                           
                          I've also reviewed the Multi Cleanser and Power Essential Skin Refiner .


(A/N: Did anyone see INFINITE's Sunggyu on Immortal Song 2? His voice is heaven. Check it out here!)


OOTD: Leather Night












What I'm wearing:
Oversized White Collar Top - Ebay $25
Faux black leather tights - eBay $8
Nude wedges (8cm heels) - Rubi $49.95



I have a confession, I'm an eBay shopperholic. The majority of my clothes are bought from eBay, but you simply can't resist the great bargains and sales available online. 2 nights ago, I went for dinner with my family. I've always loved the simplicity of tucked in blouses, especially in something high waisted.

Do I look tall in these pictures? I'm actually over 176cm in those heels.

(A/N: Have you guys seens INFINITE's Sunggyu on Immortal Song 2? His voice is seriously heaven while singing Impossible Love. He is messing up my bias list big time. If you haven't seen it, it's here)

Saturday, 16 June 2012

Miss A's Suzy's Natural Makeup Tutorial

Miss A is a popular 4-membered South Korean group formed by JYP Entertainment. Their maknae, and 'Face of the group' is called Bae Su Ji, or Suzy. She is fastly becoming one of the most popular idols and was recently voted 1st for having the best skin. Today, I will be recreating her flawless look.


How do I apply my BB cream? (Improved version)

I posted a new improved version (with better photos and lighting) on how I apply my BB cream now. I also talk about tips and tricks to BB cream usage.

Click here

Step 1:
Moisturize and prime your face before putting on the BB cream. (I'm using Olay Sensitive Lotion and Laura Mercier's foundation primer)
Step 2:
Apply BB cream and concealer (or any face product). If you're using BB cream, always apply lightly, then layer it on. Dot the BB cream on each cheek, chin, nose and forehead then blend. (Im using Etude House Magic BB cream and Garnier Eye Roll-on concealer)

Step 3:
Apply a light, pearl base on your lids, slightly extending it upwards over your crease. (I'm using Rimmel London's creme pearl mono eyeshadow)
 Step 4:
Tightline your upper lash line using a pencil eyeliner (I'm using Model Co's black pencil eyeliner)
Step 5:
Using either a liquid or gel eyeliner, line your top lid in a straight line. Stop at your outer rims, then extend the line slightly before flicking the ends. (I'm using Maybelline's Lasting Drama Gel Eyeliner)

Step 6:
Curl your lashes and apply mascara in a zigag motion. Don't forget your lower lashes! (I'm using a Kai eyelash curler and Rimmel London's Sexy Curves mascara)


Step 7:
Apply highlighting powder. Lightly brush over the top of your cheekbones, down your nose bridge, cupid's bow, chin and under your eyebrows. This will give you a natural glow. (I'm using Napoleon Perdis's Contour and highlight kit)

Step 8:
Use a light pink tint/lip colour. (Lip colour by Red Earth)
Then you're done! Feel free to line your lower lashline for a more dramatic look.



(Photos of Suzy was taken from Google) 

More looks:

Until next time, annyeong~
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GIVEAWAY???? (edit: 4/06/14)
I’m excited to share with you that I am planning on having a (big) giveaway for my blog followers and readers soon! I have been collecting products since a while back that I wanted to send to followers for being with me while this blog grows. The giveaway will be opened internationally 

HOWEVER I will not announce it until I hit a certain amount of followers on Google Connect! (It's on the side of my profile~)
But not need to worry, if you invite your friends to follow my blog, the number will be reached in no time.
The giveaway so far include Korean and American beauty brands but I have not finished collecting all of it yet. If you want a specific product for me to add into the giveaway, do not hesitate to tell me in the comments or send me an email.

Until next time, bye bye~

Wednesday, 13 June 2012

Review: Laneige Multi Cleanser


.
Hello~
Today I'll be doing a Laneige review! The Laneige Multi Cleanser



 Their signature 'snow' symbol (represents glacial water from the Himalaya mountains which provides continous hydration. It is used as one of their marketing strategies)

Left: Maybelline Lasting Drama Gel Eyeliner Right: Etude House Magic BB Cream in Refreshing.




Slowly melting away the product, clean!


Laneige is one of the top asian beauty brands in Asia. Intrigued by their marketing and packaging, I decided to buy another one of their products. This time, I will be reviewing one of their most popular products, the Multi Cleanser!




What is it?
The Laneige Cleanser is marketed as a 4-in-1 product that removes makeup, sunscreen, and exfoliates and cleanses. It claims to also remove base makeup and BB cream. The cleanser contains exfoliating enzymes extracted from papaya fruit, which scrubs away dead surface skin cells. The Laneige Multi Cleanser is perfect for all skin types.

Packaging:
This cleanser is packaged in a non-transparent white squeezy tube. This allows the user to control product dispersion, which is great for clumsy people like me. The easy flip top is also a plus.

Price:
I bought my cleanser for $23 from an eBay seller. I don't exactly remember who I bought this product from, but the seller was from South Korea. (Please be careful of counterfeit products, always confirm the authenticity from the seller themselves.)

How to use:
The Laneige website shows exactly how much product you should be using, but I tend to use a 5 cent piece amount. This product lathers quickly and well so I don't see the need in using more than that.

Review:
I own 3 of their Laneige products, the Water Sleeping Pack, Skin Refiner and Multi Cleanser. Intrigued by their spokesperson (Song Kye Kyo), I just had to buy yet another product. This cleanser removes face makeup, sunscreen, mascara and eyeliner extremely well, even stubborn BB cream. The downside to this, is that it tends to irritate my eyes when I use it directly on my eyes. The Multi-cleanser lathers rather quickly so It's perfect for people with all skin types.

 One of the reasons why I bought this product was to address my acne problems. I cannot stress this enough, but Laneige will not help tackle your acne straight from the source. It might help with hydration purposes, but I don't recommend this for people with acne-prone skin. Most people say that when your skin feels squeaky clean after cleansing, it means it is too cleansing for you. If you get the clean and ight feeling, it means your skin is stripped off it's natural oils, and this is definitely not good for you. This is exactly what I get from this cleanser, but I still use it on and off. As for it's exfoliating properties, you can barely see the beads but you can feel it, so I'm sorry I'm unable to take a photo of it! It's very small and melts quickly.


                                          
 Rating:
♡♡♡ and a half

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How do I apply my BB cream?

I've made a separate tutorial on how I apply my BB cream with tips and tricks on how to achieve the Korean look!

Click here

More Laneige reviews:
Water Sleeping Pack
Power Essential Skin Refiner

More makeup looks:
Miss A Suzy's Makeup Tutorial

GIVEAWAY???? (edit: 4/06/14)
I’m excited to share with you that I am planning on having a (big) giveaway for my blog followers and readers soon! I have been collecting products since a while back that I wanted to send to followers for being with me while this blog grows. The giveaway will be opened internationally 

HOWEVER I will not announce it until I hit a certain amount of followers on Google Connect! (It's on the side of my profile~)
But not need to worry, if you invite your friends to follow my blog, the number will be reached in no time.
The giveaway so far include Korean and American beauty brands but I have not finished collecting all of it yet. If you want a specific product for me to add into the giveaway, do not hesitate to tell me in the comments or send me an email.

Until next time, bye bye~
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