Making The Mistake Of Falling For Cute Packaging

Wednesday, 27 September 2017

Eyeliner is one of the 3 make up products that are in my absolute necessity pile. I can't go without it. I usually stick to the same eyeliner as I go through so much of it but I've recently been trying to expand and try other ones out to see if I can find a well performing one for a good price (I don't like to go expensive since it's such a disposable item for me). Gel liners are something I've never used but I'm usually recommended by people because of their staying power so, of course, I decided to pick up the cutest one I could find and give it a try! But is picking up the product with the cutest packaging always the best idea?

Mask Monday ♡ Tony Moly I'm Real Sheet Mask ♡ Tea Tree

Monday, 25 September 2017

Welcome back to another Mask Monday, the series where I share with you a mask of some form that I have been using lately. More often than not this is going to feature one use sheet masks which should hopefully help you discover new ones to try out. Now, whether you're big in K-beauty or not you will probably have heard of the Tony Moly sheet masks (I say this as I have seen a lot of bloggers post about them) and how beneficial they are. So I went ahead and bought the whole set of 11 from Amazon for £13.50 (this price alters from time to time but is usually under £15, please don't be ripped off by sites selling the single masks for £5-6 each!! They should not be that pricey). First up I am sharing the Tea Tree mask, I picked this one up as I have got a little bit of acne and Tea Tree usually solves that little problem.

The tea tree mask claims to relax stressed and broken out skin and calm redness down.

Apply to the skin and leave on for 20-30 minutes.

Scent and Essence 
There is a very strong prominent smell of tea tree which gives me the impression my skin is getting a really good old dose of the stuff! It's actually quite relaxing in all honesty. There was a fair amount of essence but not too much, it seemed the amount in the package was enough to keep the mask moist but not allowing for a lot of extra to be used after. This isn't a complaint though as I don't like my masks dripping. There was a very very faint tingle as I was wearing it but that's to be expected of tea tree normally.

Fit and Material
This mask is actually on the smaller compared to other Korean sheet masks, I found it actually fit to my face size perfectly leaving only a little extra at the bottom. Also holy crap these sheet masks are thicccc. I've used other sheet masks such as gel ones in the past but this is definitely the thickest sheet mask out of the cotton material ones I have tried so far. It doesn't feel too heavy but I was shocked upon initially taking it out of the packaging how heavy and thick it was. 

As per usual, I left this on for the longest recommended time (30 minutes). Upon removal it took about 10 minutes for the essence left on my face (after a massage) to absorb into my skin and I was left with skin that was feeling soft and was looking quite matte (most masks make me look dewy after) finish. The spots I had on my face were noticeably less red and didn't feel as painful as they did before and the following morning they had actually reduced in size (yay!!). There was a slight tacky feeling for a while but it did eventually go away (I tend to expect this with most masks anyway). 

Overall I'm very happy with the results of this mask and how it performed. It did what it claimed to do and it was very calming for my skin that was a little inflamed. 

I think a little stock of these would be great for when I'm suffering from a breakout to help calm it down a bit (I don't tend to get them all too often and it's only maybe 2 hormonal spots on the lower half of my face but I still don't like it!). So yes, this is a definite repurchase out of this set for me!

Have you tried these Tony Moly masks before? Which was your favourite? I've got more reviews of all of the other masks coming in time, so be on the look out!

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K-Beauty Files IV - Pink Bird Edition - Yennie of Yennie's Beauty Corner

Saturday, 23 September 2017

This little series finally makes a little reappearance on the blog! This time I am featuring one of my fellow Etude House Pink Birds on the blog and letting you get to know her and her relationship with K-Beauty a bit more! I started this series initially to share the love for other bloggers that share my same interest in Korean beauty products and let you discover more! So today we have the lovely Yennie! As you can guess I met her through the Pink Bird programme this year and she was actually the one that started up the group chat for us! Today you're gonna find out a little more about her! 

Mask Monday ♡ A'pieu's Sweet Peach Sheet Mask

Monday, 18 September 2017

Mask Monday is back!! I have a tonne of sheet masks to work my way through so what better excuse to bring back a feature I made an attempt at starting! I've been slacking in the skincare front lately and need to slowly develop some good habits to get me back into things, so a weekly face mask is on the cards. Today I have one from A'pieu, a brand you will have become fairly acquainted with reading my blog as they've become one of my favourites. I actually received this mask for free because the eBay seller had to wait 2 days to ship out my order due to it being a holiday in Korea at the time and sent this alongside my order as an apology (nice huh?! It still arrived earlier than all my other orders ordered earlier too). 

Review | The Face Shop - Mini Pet Perfume Hand Cream ♡ White Floral

Monday, 11 September 2017

One of the major attraction points to Korean beauty products is without a doubt the packaging and I think you'll agree this is no exception. I'm not usually one for actually using hand creams (unless it's good old winter) but I like collecting them based on either their scent on their packaging. This one was actually picked up for me by my mum as she was having a look to see if there were any Korean make up bits in TK Maxx and this was one of the two things she found that day (the other is also cat themed!). This is actually my first product I have got from The Face Shop (this will come as a shock to other Kbeauty lovers....oops) so let's see if it will make me wanna try more!