Review: Etude House Baking Powder Pore Cleansing Foam

Tuesday, 31 December 2013
For today I'd like to review about a cleansing foam that I've been dying to try since about 3 months ago but I couldn't as I was using another cleansing line from TheFaceShop so only today, as I ran out all of them i.e. my cleansing cream, morning cleanser, even my evening cleanser, I think it's time to unwrap this one and give it a go. :D


My Etude House Baking Powder Pore Cleansing line. These are all from my September Haul but I only used these a few times because I think it's better to use one cleansing line at a time, right?

The item that I'm going to review today is none other but this Etude House Baking Powder Pore Cleansing Foam


Review: Etude House I Need You, Yogurt! Wash-Off Masks: Strawberry

Hello, lovely people! Just finished my exam and finally got to try this mask pack! :D Literally I Need You, Mask! LOL

This is the last pack out of four, so if you haven't read my review on other Kiwi, Apricot, and Apple packs, just click on the links! :D


Strawberry!!

Beauty Haul | Skinfood

Sunday, 29 December 2013

At the beginning of this journey of using Korean beauty skincare products, I discovered Skinfood products quite late I guess, compared to TheFaceShop and Etude House. Plus, if I were to compare, Skinfood beauty stores aren't as many as TheFaceShop and Etude House both in my hometown and around the place that I'm currently living in.

But those things didn't stop me from going out of my usual places and discovered other new stores and hence, when I first tried the product and actually finish it quicker than other items on my vanity table, I realized, maybe I should give a chance to myself to explore more from this brand. Oh, I was talking about Skinfood Rice Wash-Off Mask, by the way. 

Anyway, as per usual, I tried the samples given to me, ended up buying some miniature kits and finally fell in love with this one product that just suits my needs right now.

As I was looking for a serum or essence that can help me brighten up my skin tone, at the same time giving me the anti-aging properties that I need, I found Skinfood Black Sugar Perfect First Serum. About 3 weeks after I used up the miniature kit that I got, I decided to get the full size product and I gotta say, this is the first time I got myself a product that I've tried the samples, did a thorough research on it, gather testimonies from my favourite beauty bloggers, and of course I had consulted the experienced Beauty Advisers in Skinfood beauty stores itself. Oh, yes! I am indeed excited while getting this for myself and even happier when I found out that Skinfood was having promotion on this very product and I went ahead to get it the day after the promotion was announced in Skinfood Official Facebook page.


I got the Black Sugar Perfect First Serum with Cotton pads, Black Sugar Strawberry Wash-Off Mask, Black Sugar Perfect Mask Sheet and a headband. So lucky to be among the early birds who get the limited number of free mask sheets. Yay!

Beauty Haul | Etude House

If you've read my previous post, this is the second part of this end-of-the-year haul and these are the products I got from Etude House!


But first, look at these bags! They're so huge and I could use them to bring my architectural models in it! Loving them~ Now, let's get right into it!


Like I mentioned in my New Year Wishlist post, I wanted the Wonder Pore Christmas Set and the other stuffs are from the Buy 1 Free 1 promos.  I got the Wonder Pore Freshener, the Wonder Pore Whipping FoamingWonder Pore White Clay Clear Mask, the Cotton Glove, Brush and the Spatula to apply the mask. It serves a great purpose to keep things hygiene. There's a reason why I still grabbed 2 other 500ml Wonder Pore Freshener even though one is included in the Christmas Set... hehe Surprise! Surprise!

Beauty Haul | THE FACE SHOP

Hello again, peeps! It's the second post of the day and I'm going to share with you guys about the items that I got recently. First of all, the stuffs that I get for myself from my favourite brand, THE FACE  SHOP! 


I ran out of my THE FACE  SHOP Rice Water Bright cleansing line and right now I'm using my Baking Powder cleansing line from Etude House and while shopping, I decided to get these as I was really curious about them. Again, these are all for my excess sebum! Really hope that these are gonna work well with my skin. 

Review: Etude House I Need You, Yogurt! Wash-Off Masks: Apple

Hello, beautiful people! It's Sunday here in Malaysia and I woke up way earlier than usual cause of the wind keep hitting my door and it's more annoying than my alarm. 

Anyway, as I already fully woke up, why not post a quickie, right? Plus, I just tried this like few minutes ago, so it's better to post now cause I'm too lazy to jot down what I think of this one and post later. hehe

As in the previous post, I tried the Apricot Pack so this time it's the Apple Pack! For details, descriptions on this wash-off mask, please go to my previous post here

"An Apple a day keeps the doctors away". That's what I learned since pre-school and I gotta say, apple is my favourite imported fruit. I love everything apple; from juice, to smoothies, to pies and most of all, apple rabbits. hehe
Click on image to learn how to cut the apple like this! :D
Apple extracts are known as ingredient in skincare that soften and brighten up our skin. Oh, do check out my review on TheFaceShop Real Nature Apple Flesh Pack to know more about other apple-based product that I have.

Coming back to this product, here it is! 


Sagwa is Korean for Apple. Also means apologize. haha :D Suddenly recalled back some scenes in K-drama where apple is used to apologize to someone. Especially guys. LOL 

Review: Etude House I Need You, Yogurt! Wash-Off Masks: Apricot

Saturday, 28 December 2013
Hello, lovelies! How's your weekend so far? For me, I'm still in my revision week so I guess you guys get the picture.

As I have been studying all day, I wanna get my mind off from exams just for a bit so here I am, releasing some steam off with trying this cute pack hence I'm gonna write a quick review. By the way, this is a continuation from my previous post here, so for today I'm going to review the Apricot Pack.


I honestly never ate an apricot before (or maybe I did but didn't know it's an apricot? LOL) so I didn't really know about it. So... 

Of Final Exams and December Haul

Hello! Finally the weekend is here! There are few more days before the final exams gonna start but most of my friends including moi is in the holiday mood already. haha For me, it's only 10 days left before I'm flying home. Home as in my hometown in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah. *the seafood is calling!!*

I just prepared a list of things I wanna do right after I get home as I'll be spending 4 days in Kuching, Sarawak for few days after I got home as Mom and is going to attend a Tupperware event yay! More new stuffs coming to my kitchen!!! of course beauty samples from BeautiControl (Tupperware skincare subsidiary company) and not forgetting the hotels we're gonna stay in! :D
In summary, I'm excited for that. Perfect getaway cause I definitely don't wanna go right into my dad's office being the temp worker, organizer, meeting boring clients, helping around with stuffs. 

Wait, I thought I was gonna talk about my finals? LOL let me to just let you into my real life, okay? Just a lil' bit. I promise you it won't be that boring. 

Basically, it's common for us in architecture department, who are mostly doing 6 to 7 year program, to have less than 4 final exams and that's because we have design studio which make up to a third of total credit hours sigh and architectural drawing lessons and instead of written exams, we need to submit design proposals, presentation boards, sketches, models, and sometimes artist impression where we get to do a little bit more to art rather than architecture itself. Talk about artworks and whatnot. For this semester, I only have 2 written exams. Which is awesome. I went for optional short semesters to be done with subjects like second languages and other religion-based studies. Ugh, now I feel bored talking about this stuff! haha :D Thing is, the reason I write this whole a lot of words in this post is because when I applied for Google AdSense, they said my blog is just full of photos and images and doesn't have enough contents. Sigh

Hence, this post. Oh, December Haul. :D now I have some interesting stuffs to talk about. 

Like I mentioned above, I'm going home so it goes without saying that my girls i.e. younger cousins will be waiting for me at home, all excited to get their New Year Gifts, plus schools gonna start pretty much next week so I guess it's no harm buying some skincare stuffs for them to bring along to their dorms, right?

So this week, after my final presentation week ended, I went out and buy some stuffs for them and of course for myself and mum. I basically ran out most of skincare products, as it's been 3 months since I used my TheFaceShop Flebote White Crystal line (review soon!) and my Toner, Essence, and night Cream have finished so I was looking for a new line to get into.

A little teaser. 


I bought some stuffs from TheFaceShop, Skin Food and Etude House. I guess you know why. My girls love Etude House. Me too, actually. Oh, well. you guys know that already. 

Though I can't promise not to shop right after the exam on 31st, so... 

Haul post will be up soon. I'm going to post this month's haul in parts because I can't just spend 4 hours straight on computers as I need to do some revision so let's take our time on updates, yeah?

Love you guys. Annyeong~

Review | Skin Food Rice Wash-Off Mask

Friday, 27 December 2013
Hello, lovelies! Finally it's the end of the week! I bet most of you are still in holiday mood especially it's gonna be New Year soon! For me, I'm working on my New Year Resolution right now. God knows what's in the list.

For today, I'd like to review another item from my October Haul, which is this Rice Wash-Off Mask from my newly favourite brand, Skin Food.



Review: Etude House I Need You, Yogurt! Wash-Off Masks

Thursday, 26 December 2013
Hello, beautiful people! Second post of the day! Oh, well. I'm taking a break from doing my revision (...or is that an excuse?? hehe) so here I am with another review! :D

In the previous post, I mentioned that I don't have the Aloe mask sheet, right? Funny thing is, mom called yesterday and thanked me for the Aloe mask sheets that I left at home and told me she was using it after she returned from fishing with my uncles. So... I guess you guys get the picture, right? 

To continue the #masksheetmarathon challenge, I wanna make a twist over here and sum it up with this nice wash-off masks from the same I Need You! line. I know. I know. It's not a mask sheet but it's from the same line so I guess it's okay. LOL 

As I have reviewed the Honey Wash-Off Masks before and as you guys might already know, this is the Yogurt version. 

Etude House I Need You, Yogurt! Wash-Off Masks

Review: Etude House I Need You, Green Tea! Mask Sheet

Tuesday, 24 December 2013
Hello, lovelies! How's your week so far? For me, I'm finally done with the presentation week and right now is the revision week hence I decided to have one or two days off to clear my mind (read: window shopping) with my girls but before that, I'm going to continue with my #masksheetmarathon

With that, I present you;

Etude House I Need You, Green Tea! Mask Sheet


Green Tea extract 1,000mg
Dead skin cells and moisturizing

With its Green Tea herb components, it calms down and provides nutrition to our skin. 
It makes our skin more energetic, gives vitality as well as brightness.

Review | THE FACE SHOP Lovely ME:EX Make Me Star Waterproof Gel Liner

Saturday, 21 December 2013
Hello, lovelies! Finally I'm back with another review and as for this time, these are among the first makeup items I bought from THE FACE  SHOP, the Make Me Star Waterproof Gel Liners from the Lovely ME:EX line.



#02 Choco Latte #04 Disco Purple and #05 Sky Fever

Hiatus

Tuesday, 10 December 2013
To all me lovely readers. 

Though, I don't want to say this, but I'm going to be on hiatus for 2 weeks due to upcoming final major project presentation.

I apologize if I didn't reply to your comment instantly. 

So, enjoy your holiday, and take care of your body, heart and mind. 

"I'll be back before the snow melts" - Katniss Everdeen in The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. 

Love you guys!


xoxo, Mira


UPDATED ON 17 DECEMBER 2013

Hi, lovelies! How are you guys? 

For me it's been depressing and to top it off, it's so depressing. Sigh 

I got so many assignment and today, I had my final project presentation. So yeah, hopefully everything goes well. I'm working and praying hard!

To those of you who're in the midst of final exams and whatnot, do take care of your body at this crucial times. Eat well! Sleep well! Do revisions wisely. No spot questions! LOL

I'll see you guys next week. 

Until then , au revoir! 

Love, Mira

Review: Etude House I Need You, Royal Jelly! Mask Sheet

Sunday, 8 December 2013
So the weekend is over and tomorrow is the beginning of another week, and we're getting closer and closer to the end of the year.

But let's not get depressed and as per usual, Sunday is a day when I treat myself with self-facial treatment and in conjunction with #masksheetmarathon today I would like to share with you guys my first impression on using this by far the one with the nicest scent (from the same line) which is I Need You, Royal Jelly! Mask Sheet from none other than Etude House.

Etude House I Need You, Royal Jelly! Mask Sheet


Royal Jelly Extract 1,000mg
Abundant moisturizing and skin health care

Royal Jelly which contains vitamins, minerals, amino acids, high amounts of nutrients. can help in calming down the weakened skin due to external factors and can stimulate the skin and making it brighter and moisture. 

Beauty Empties | November

Saturday, 7 December 2013
Hello, beautiful people! Having a lovely weekend?

As I read a fellow beauty blogger +Jannatul Rahamoni post on her November Empties today, I was reluctant to post mine. But she tagged me! LOL Hence, here we are... On my November Empties post. :D

This is the first time I'm doing an Empties post so please bear with me, okay? Hehe :)

For me, I didn't emptied out much of stuffs because one, I live alone. In dormitories but we girls rarely share anything because we have different choice in products.


Pantene Pro-V Silky Smooth Care Shampoo and Conditioner. I didn't know what happened, though I used to use these two like 3 years ago, then I switched to Herbal Essence, then to Head & Shoulder and when I returned to these two, I had terrible dandruff! Maybe because I didn't wear scarf while I was using these two back then but I don't know. Maybe the formula is different now? Sigh. But I still went on and using them until finish and bought different brand.

Review | Maybelline Smooth Clear Collection

Friday, 6 December 2013
Hello, my lovely readers! Finally the week is over and T.G.I.F! Tomorrow is the only day I can relax and do stuffs I want to do like rolling on my bed all day! LOL Haha :D Kidding! I have urban trail tomorrow i.e. walking around KL city and take street photos. 

Anyway, today marks the 14th week since I became a beauty blogger and for the first time ever, I would like to do a makeup review. :)

Like I mentioned in my previous post, I've been using this line since about 10 years ago and only recently the packaging has changed! ...and I am still not sure whether to get the new ones or nor cause I bought other compact powders from another line (Maybelline Mineral Powder Foundation and TheFaceShop Oil Cute Pore Powder Pact) but yeah, since it's so affordable, why not? hehe shopaholic alert! 

Basically, there are 3 items that I have from this Maybelline's Clear Smooth line. 

Beauty Talk | Shea Butter

Thursday, 5 December 2013
Hello, lovelies! How's your Wednesday? I just had a quick hand spa and dear, as if I could hear the whisper of my hands how they're so relaxed and happy after all those days holding pastels and whatnot.

Anyway, it's been a while since I last post on Beauty Talk category so this week, I'd love to share with you guys on a topic that me and my girls talked about recently which is Shea butter. 


Current favourite product: White Musk Voluptuous Velvet Body Creme 50ml

Review: Etude House I Need You, Red Ginseng! Mask Sheet

Tuesday, 3 December 2013
Hello, beautiful people! How's your week so far? It's been crazy for me as I need to submit 2 assignments on the same day tomorrow. But I did finished them early so yay!!

Anyway, today I'm going to do another review on another mask sheet from Etude House's I Need You line which is Ginseng!

Etude House I Need You, Red Ginseng! Mask Sheet



Red Ginseng extract 1,000mg
Abundant nutrition and skin resilience

A rich supply of nutrients to the superior ginseng regain weakened skin due to an external stimulus or stress, fill in the missing nutrients and moisture, makes the skin smooth and firm. 

Beauty Haul | November

Saturday, 23 November 2013
When I see other bloggers hauls, I noticed that most of them post their monthly haul at the beginning of the month. But for me, like today, I'll be posting on stuffs that I bought throughout this month of November, so when I decided to do reviews on them, it means I have been using them for a quite period period of time, unless it's stated it is a first impression post. 

Now let's get right into it!


I've been loving the products that I have from Skinfood so I went to the store again to get some more products and trial kits which are perfect just to try out some stuffs. I got the Black Sugar kit that contain Black Sugar Perfect First Serum Miniature with Cotton pads and Black Sugar Scrub Foam and the Facial Care Kit that contains Carrot Cleansing Foam (50ml), Facial Water Vita-C (Mist) 50ml, head band, and cotton pads. I also got the Black Sugar Wash-Off Mask as I've been hearing great things about it being a holy grail product among beauty bloggers. 

Review | Etude House I Need You, Pomegranate! Mask Sheet

Friday, 22 November 2013
Hello, beautiful people! Finally the uni is over the week! T.G.I.F! T.G.I.F! :D Excited for the weekend aren't we??? :D Here in Malaysia, the Year End Sale has already started and everywhere in every corner of shopping mall is offering either Y.E.S sale or Christmas Promotions. So, Dear Girls, Shop Wisely! pun intended! 

Anyway, like I told you guys in the previous post (to those who haven't read it check it out here), me and my friends are doing the #masksheetmarathon so in continuation to that, today I'll be reviewing the second mask that I tried for the first time from this line, which is:

Etude House I Need You, Pomegranate! Mask Sheet



Pomegranate Extract 1,000mg
Skin Elasticity and Provide Nutrition

Its high concentrated nutritive composition sooth into your skin deeply, making your skin elastic (firm) and smooth.

Review | Etude House I Need You, Lemon! Mask Sheet

Thursday, 21 November 2013
Hello, lovelies! How's your Monday? For me, it was really tiring so to replenish myself with my version of elixir of life, I went to my new favourite hot spot, which is the newly opened Starbucks in Avenue K, next to KLCC and enjoyed a cup of Soy-based Green Tea Latte while sitting in a corner, watching other people as they come in and out of the cafe, drinking their coffees, having fun chatting with their friends, or having some business meetings. Oh, yeah. I love doing this once in a while.

Anyway, I was talking with some friends today about our favourite mask sheets and so far, I've only tried those from TheFaceShop and Etude House. Oh, also from in-house brand Watsons, and Garnier Light Complete mask sheets. 

So while we were comparing the goodness of our choice of favourites, one of them actually came up with a challenge, which is to do a mask sheets marathon i.e. using mask sheets every 2 to 3 days religiously. Since we've decided to do that, I guess it's natural for me to post all about it in here for the next two weeks as I have prepared 6 mask sheets for this marathon and all of them are from Etude House I Need You! sheet mask line. 

Since I already posted my review on Pearl Extract, today I'll be reviewing the Lemon.

Etude House I Need You, Lemon! Mask Sheet


Lemon Extract 1000mg
Brighten skin and providing vitality

With high amount of Vitamin C and lemon ingredients that help regulate sebum secretion, containing natural AHA-containing fruit ingredients, remove all the necessary waste and makes your skin smooth and clear.

Review | Etude House Baking Powder Crunch Pore Scrub

Wednesday, 20 November 2013
Hello, beautiful people! How's your weekend? It's a beautiful Sunday and if you don't have anything planned for the rest of your weekend, treat yourself with body massage or mini spa that you could do on your own.


Anyway, I had some free time in my hands right now hence another review! Today, in continuation from yesterday's review, I'm going to share with you guys one of my favourite scrub which is Baking Powder Crunch Pore Scrub from Etude House.


First of all, I love scrubs. Well, I love anything that remove dead skin cells off my skin so scrub is one of it. I tried other brands before and finally I found a product that is not harsh to my skin and doesn't break me out. Scrubbing my skin has been a beauty ritual for me for the past few months and I scrub at least once a week.

Review | Etude House Baking Powder Pore Cleansing Powder Wash

Tuesday, 19 November 2013
Hello, beautiful people!! How's your Saturday? OMG! It's been almost a week since I last did a review!! My schedules are so tight right now, that's why. 6 more weeks before the semester break! I am excited because I just purchased my flight tickets home yesterday! :D

Anyway, enough babbling about my life, let's move on to the review for today, which is probably being reviewed more times than you can count because this product, along with its sisters, was released back in 2011. It's been over 2 years and this shows just how good this product is (same goes with others from the same line) that Etude House kept on manufacturing it and I do hope they gonna keep continuing cause I'm in love with this cleanser.

Now, let's go to the Product Description. 


Baking Powder gently exfoliates with its powder texture and penetrates pores to absorb oil and residue for a thorough cleanse. 

Basically, it says that this product will gently exfoliate your skin with its powder-ish texture and goes deep into your pores to absorb sebum and residues.

How to use:
First, wet your skin with water (it goes without saying that it's recommended for you to remove makeup by cleansing cream/water/milk before using this product.).
Then dispense the product onto your hands.
Proceed with applying the product on skin. I guess it's natural for us to spread the product using both hands before applying it on our skin.
Lather it up by massaging your skin for like 2 minutes.
Rinse with lukewarm water thoroughly.

Net vol.: 60g

Packaging:



I gotta say, the packaging is quite minimalistic, (which I love) but it's not what you expected from Etude House but again, thinking that this from 2011, maybe during that time the focus isn't really for the packaging part. Nevertheless, I love the blue hues and yes, this again has created confusion among the people in my house. If you can't find this, go look for it in your baking cupboard. 



It' been over a year since it's manufactured. It's okay. 



I just love the cap for this one cause it's so tight but easy to open and I think it's important cause this product comes in powder so in order to avoid spilling, close the cap properly by making sure you heard the 'click' sound. Oh, I love the baby blue hue. 

Texture and Scent:


It's powder-ish texture, duh and as you lather it with water, it'll turned into thick (depends on the amount you dispense) white liquid. I'm comfortable with it. No irritation none whatsoever. 

Unlike the Cleansing Cream, the scent of this product to me is like flour or thick soybean I guess. I have soybean powder shake to give me extra boost in the morning and they smell exactly the same. I'm neutral with the scent. I rather have the natural scent rather than it smells like chemicals. 

Verdict: 
I love this product so much! After using it, it doesn't leave my skin with tight feeling, just soft and supple and oh I just love it! I used toner right after, and didn't see any trace of makeup or anything on my cotton pads and I guess it's really does its job in deep cleansing! 

This product totally reminds me of my friend's Kose Powder Cleanser (I'm not sure the exact name) that I tried and fell in love with but damn it's so expensive in Malaysia! 

This is perfect after long hours in the studio which is why I bought the whole line for cause it really deep cleansed my skin and after using the product, I feel refreshed! 


Final verdict: 5/5. Love it! Will I repurchase? Definitely! I would recommend this product to those with skin like moi, oily-combo skin, and I guess it's not suitable for dry skin but no worries, this line has the moisturizing Whipping Foam version and I think it's in red hue. Go check it out while its still available!


This product is from my September Haul and according to my receipt, I got this during Etude House Sweeties Club September Promotion for only RM19.90. It's not pictured there though. The retailed price is RM39.90.




So, I guess that's it! I'll see you guys next post! Annyeong~

Review | THE FACE SHOP Real Nature Rice Mask Sheet

Monday, 18 November 2013
Happy Sunday! It's been raining all day and I feel like want to stay in bed all day with warm milk and a good book~ with assignments and whatnot, keep on dreaming! T___T

Anyway, today it's going to be a quick post as I still have some final touch to do for my presentation tomorrow so I guess I'm going to review my first sheet mask from THE FACE  SHOP which is Real Nature Rice Mask Sheet.


Skincare Routine | Daily Skincare 1.0

Sunday, 17 November 2013
What a beautiful Saturday! It's been raining everyday in the morning for the past week and only today I got to see the sunshine through my windows! Anyway, today I want to talk about my current skin care regimen. Nothing to brag about, as it's only been 2 months and a half since I started. I just want to share with you guys out there, thinking that maybe you can point out if there's something that just not suitable or not supposed to do and hopefully we all can benefit by sharing what we know, yeah?

First thing is of course the Cleansing stage. For cleansing purposes, I'm using several products depending on my skin condition that day, and how deep I need to cleanse my skin especially in the evening.

Exfoliation. If you know me, then you know I love exfoliating my skin. To me it's important to exfoliate my skin at least twice a week to remove dead skin cells.
Current products:
Etude House Baking Powder Crunch Pore Scrub 
Skinfood Rice Wash-Off Mask  

Massage Cream: Like body massage, facial massage helps to relax your skin, alleviate dullness and sagging also it can promote better circulation below the skin and hence better absorption of skin care products. As for the texture of the cream, it should easily glides over the skin instead of being fully absorbed. This allows me to massage my skin easily without stretching or pulling it. I usually massage my skin at least twice a week.
Current product: TheFaceShop Rice Water Bright Massage Cream 

Wash-Off Masks: I love wash-off masks mainly because I love how I can feel the texture of the product while I'm massaging it onto my skin. The purpose of wash-off masks are usually to nourish your skin so my choice of products usually for brightening my skin which contain Apple, Kiwi, and Strawberry, as active ingredients, in Honey or Yogurt forms. To promote better absorption of the products into my skin, I will use my The Body Shop Deep Cleansing Face Mask Enhancer. Click here to know on how to use it.
Current products:
Etude House Wonder Pore Clay Clear Mask 
Etude House I Need You Honey Wash-Off Mask 
Etude House I Need You Yogurt Wash-Off Mask 

Toner: After using makeup remover, cleansing oil, foams, even masks, toner picks up any residue left over and refreshes and balances my skin pH as well.
Current product: TheFaceShop Flebote White Crystal Brightening Skin Toner

Daily Paper Masks: If I'm not using my wash-off masks, I will use paper masks instead. It's so easy and simple! I'm big on paper masks so whenever I shop for skin care products, I will get like at least 10 for myself. Again, I'll focus on getting masks that contain brightening active ingredients. I'm using paper masks usually on Monday and Friday.
Current products:
TheFaceShop Real Nature Mask Sheets
Etude House It's Real Mask Sheets 
Etude HouseI Need You Mask Sheets

Essence or Serum: These are more concentrated version of a moisturizer that are formulated to target specific problem. Their small molecules allows them to penetrate deeply into the skin, smoothing and healing from the inside out.
Current product: TheFaceShop Flebote White Crystal Effect Essence 

Emulsion: According to hereemulsion is practically a light moisturizer that is often used in the day, whereas traditional moisturizers, lotions and creams may be used at night. The advantage of emulsion is that as a light moisturizer it is just absorbed into the skin fasten, and does not clog pores; hence it is quite effective for people with normal-oily or oily skin. Furthermore, as a light moisturizer, it does not give the skin the shiny, oily look. I think I do agree with this definition.
Current product: TheFaceShop Flebote White Crystal Brightening Emulsion 

Facial Moisturizer: It helps in preventing my skin from getting dry. Even though I have normal-oily combo skin, I always use moisturiser to compensate the stripped natural oil while deep cleansing my skin.
Current product: TheFaceShop Flebote White Crystal Moisture Radiance Cream

Sleeping Mask: I love sleeping mask! Like I mentioned in previous post here, it's something that I used to whenever I have the urge to give my skin extra care especially on those days when I'm lack of sleep or rest where my skin feels lifeless, dull, and just screaming for help! So I usually just cleansed, toned my skin and put this mask on and sleep with it. Wake up with a brighter and for lack of a better word, radiating skin.
Current product: TheFaceShop Raspberry Roots Sleeping Mask 

Soothing Gel: On those days where I go to events outdoor, I will come home with feeling slightly burning sensation. So I use this product to soothe my skin.
Current product: Nature Republic Aloe Vera Soothing Gel 

Sunscreen: As I'm using lots of brightening products, it's imperative to use sunscreens. I get sunburn easily so I use sunscreens every day before leaving my room. Both for facial and body.
Current products:
TheFaceShop Natural Sun AQ Sun Cream SPF50+ PA+++ 
Etude House Sun Prise Cooling Body Spray SPF50+ PA+++ 

So yeah, that's about it. Phew! That was long, huh? Only after completing this regime I can start applying my makeup in the morning or go to bed at night.

How about you guys? Do share the one product that you would never skip not even a day. Also, what's your HG moisturiser.

Until next post, au revoir!



Review | Etude House Baking Powder Pore Cleansing Cream

Saturday, 16 November 2013
Hello, beautiful people! Finally, Friday is here!!! Well, at least you guys are going to enjoy your weekend as I'm going to have my first critique session for my major design project next Monday. Hence, no weekend! T__T

But no worries, because today I'll be reviewing another cleansing cream from my September Haul that I'm currently using especially on Monday and Friday because I consider this cleansing cream as a heavy duty product.

To some of you who may not know what is a cleansing cream, it's a product mainly used to remove light to medium makeup. A makeup remover that works like cleansing oils, but with less oily residue.

I have normal-oily combo skin so on the normal days when I only used CC cream, BB cream and powder pact or mineral loose powder, I will just use cleansing cream to remove my makeup. But I usually have long hours in the studio particularly on Monday and Friday and hence I require a different set of cleansing line to help me remove all the accumulated dirt on my skin. My TheFaceShop Rice Water Bright works in a same way but I just feel that I need a deeper cleansing plus, I do like to have a change of products I'm using once a while. Especially for cleansing products.

Anyway, let's move on to the product.


I think the Baking Powder line was released back in 2011 because I think I saw the ads were done by Dara 2NE1. I'm not sure. Feel free to correct me if you saw the ads were done by Park Shin Hye instead. 

Tried | THE FACE SHOP Baby Face Wash-Off Pore Pack

Friday, 15 November 2013
Hello, lovelies! How's your week so far? For me today things are a bit slow and currently I'm stuck with a block in my creative brain. I need to distract myself for a bit. 

Anyway, I decided to try this sample today. It's from THE FACE  SHOP and I got like 10 of these, equivalent to almost half of full-size product! 



Looking at Hyun Joong oppa, ~melting away~ LOL

Review | I Need You Honey Wash-Off Mask Part 4

Thursday, 14 November 2013
Hello, beautiful people! How's your Wednesday? For me Wednesday is the best day of the week cause I only have class in the morning. So in the evening I got to catch some sleep or watch movie. May sounds weird to you guys cause no, I don't have normal weekends. It usually filled with assignments, projects, presentations preparations and whatnot.

Anyway, right after returning from campus, I remembered that I haven't post up this review on the last portion of my I Need You, Wash-Off Mask Honey, which is Cactus extract. I tried this portion like a week ago but decided to KIV this post because I was so busy with uni stuffs.


Anyway, according to Etude House, this portion supposedly can help you to remove skin dirt (huh?). I don't really get that part. Is it dead skin cells or what?

Makeup Routine | Daily and Occasional Makeup Items

Wednesday, 13 November 2013
I was talking to one of studiomate the other day and we were talking about what kinds of makeup that we use for our go-to makeup routine. It goes without saying that as someone who don't really have much time especially in the morning, where my classes started at 8 or 9 a.m., my makeup routine is pretty simple.

I divided my makeup items into several group of products, from those that I wear for one to two hours of discussion or tutorial sessions, to my everyday makeup routine, for dining occasions and when I'm out with my girls.

First, let's go to the most simplest one.
  
   

Maybelline Clear Smooth Shine Free B.B. Stick SPF21 PA+++ in 02 Natural

   

Maybelline Clear Smooth 8-in-1 Skin Transformer B.B Cream SPF26 PA+++ in 02 Natural

  


Maybelline Clear Smooth Extra Shine Free Powder Foundation SPF20 in Natural

To be frank, the above products are my first makeup ever since I was 15. First, I had the powder pact, then comes the concealer and lastly, the BB Cream. I guess old habit die hard. Though I have other similar products, I just keep on buying these one after another for the past 10 years. 


Maybelline Master Liner Eye liner in Black. This one is just if you're looking for something that you're gonna wear for like well, 1 to two hours, without sweating so much. It's non-waterproof, doesn't stay long, and easily smudged. I was in a hurry when I bought this. Big mistake.

Review | Etude House Magic Bubble Creamy Peeling Wash

Tuesday, 12 November 2013
Hello! How are you today? Beautiful Saturday isn't it? Yesterday was a very long day and I literally passed out after my design studio (though I actually went out to do some pre-Christmas Etude House haul before I went back to my dorm LOL) and only this morning I started to draft this review.

Anyway, today I'll be sharing with you guys about a product released by Etude House in 2012 (ads were done by 2NE1's Dara), from the Magic Bubble Peeling line, Creamy Peeling WashThere are 3 products in this line, O2 Water Peeling Pack, Creamy Peeling Wash and Brush Peeling Foam. Not only these are different in terms of the form and texture, these also have different main ingredients. But these are all offering same function which is peeling i.e. removing the dead skin cells. 


I found a translated ads from Google. Sorry, I forgot to take down the link but it's from eBay.


Now, let's go to the Product Description. 

Etude House Magic Bubble Peeling, Creamy Peeling Wash.
Formulated with Cellulose, this whipped cream textured exfoliator works to eliminate dry and dull surface, to reveal a soft and smooth complexion.
It improves penetration of skin care and make up products due to removal of dead skin cells.

How to use:
  • Cleanse and towel-dry your skin.
  • Shake the bottle and press the pump firmly, point in a downward direction to dispense the appropriate amount of product.
  • Gently massage the product on skin using circular movement.
  • Do not exceed 3 minutes 
  • Rinse your skin thoroughly with warm water. 
  • Use 1 to 2 times per week. 
  • Replace the cap after use. 
Net capacity: 120ml

Review | Etude House I Need You Honey Wash-Off Mask Part 3

Monday, 11 November 2013
Today has been a long day. Believe me, you don't want to have a design critique session with 3 different lecturers. One of them was carrying a water gun. I am not kidding. Anyway, today I'm going to do another review on this portion of Etude House I Need You, Honey Wash Mask which is Angelica Extracts that I tried yesterday. 

If you guys wanna check out other portions of this wash-off mask, feel free to click part 1 and part 2. 


So Etude House claims that this mask's active ingredient which is Angelica Extracts that can help you in tightening your pores, making your skin appear to be smoother.

Like I have stated in my previous post, it won't give you instant results but prolong use can help you to see faster results. But I would prefer to see slow but progressing result rather than instant or quick result because when you stop using the product, your skin will turn to worse condition. Be it break outs, pigmentation and etc.

Review | THE FACE SHOP Real Nature Apple Flesh Mask Pack

Sunday, 10 November 2013
Hello, lovelies! How's your weekend so far? It's a beautiful Sunday and since I have a little time to spare, I'm going to share with you guys about the first product I ever bought from THE FACE SHOP. Like some of you would know, I bought some products that are focusing on pore care and this product is one of it.

Before I get on with my review, let's see what has been stated in the THE FACE SHOP website regarding this product.



This mask pack line was released back in 2011 (though in Malaysia this line was just released quite recently) and there are three featured active ingredients, Kiwi, Strawberry, and Apple. All of these mask packs are consist of real flesh of the respective ingredients. 


Kiwi Jelly Mask Pack  

Contains fresh kiwi extracts. Kiwi are known for their high and rich vitamin C content and it supplies the skin with moisture and nutrition. This mask pack is for Soothing and Brightening.


Strawberry Smoothie Mask Pack

Strawberry extracts containing rich vitamin C and fruit acid gives moisture to skin and soothes.
This mask pack is for Immediate Moisturising.


Apple Flesh Mask Pack

Rich in citric acid and pectin, apple helps with the skin’s turnover rate to give you smooth silky texture. This mask pack is for Dead Skin Cells Care i.e. this mask can help you to remove dead skin cells off your skin.

How to use:
After cleansing and toning, apply to the entire face while avoiding the areas around the eyes and lips.
After 5 to 10 minutes, wash the face thoroughly with warm water. 

Net capacity: 110ml

Packaging:

   

This product comes in a medium-sized plastic, sturdy tub. THE FACE SHOP uses real apple illustrations on the tub and I do love the idea of that. So natural!

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