Saturday, September 03, 2016

CNP Laboratory Anti-Pore Blackhead Clear Kit (Crazily Effective!) | Review

Over the course of my blogging journey, I get asked a lot of times about how to get rid of blackheads. So today, I'm going to share with you a gentle yet effective blackhead remover product that I recently discovered, and it is my current favorite product for removing blackheads. It is the CNP Laboratory Anti-Pore Blackhead Clear Kit.

This 2-steps hypoallergenic mask kit promises to melt blackheads and excess sebum effortlessly and also helps to soothe skin and tighten pores.

Friday, September 02, 2016

May-Aug Collective Haul | Beauty, Health, Gadgets & Misc.

Hello, folks! It's been a month since I last updated this blog and sorry I haven't been replying to LINE messages and blog comments. I was travelling and had limited access to the internet. I came back two weeks ago and continued to be on hiatus because of Pokemon GO. I've been so obsessed with this game lately. So now you all know the reason why I've been inactive. Hahaha. Now I'm back to blogging, and I will try to reply to all the messages and comments as soon as possible, latest by 15th September 2016.

Back to topic. I've done quite a bit of shopping in the past four months. So in today's post, I will be doing a collective haul.

Monday, August 01, 2016

April Skin Magic Snow Cream (Instant Whitening & Brightening) | Review

Some time ago, a reader introduced me to April Skin Magic Snow Cream. After doing some research and getting to know more about this product, I was intrigued enough to purchase it and try it for myself. Today, I will be sharing my thoughts on this product with you guys.

Without any delay, let's begin with the review!

April Skin Magic Snow Cream acts as a moisturizer while providing instant and natural whitening effect leaving a hydrated and brighter-looking complexion. It is suitable to use on the face and body.

The key ingredients are Himalaya Glacier Milk (70%) and Niacinamide. Himalaya Glacier Milk contains minerals such as chlorine, magnesium and zinc which nourish skin with moisture and stimulate skin metabolism. Niacinamide delivers long-term whitening effects.

Monday, July 25, 2016

The Face Shop x DISNEY Tinted Lip Balm | Review

Last week, I posted a review of The Face Shop x Disney BB Power Perfection Cushion. And today, I will be doing a review of The Face Shop x Disney Tinted Lip Balm.

Formulated with Vitamin E, The Face Shop x Disney Tinted Lip Balm moisturizes the lips and adds vibrant and lovely color to lips. It is available in two colors — 01 Brilliant Red Sun and 02 Sweet Rich Pink. And I got the red one.

Monday, July 18, 2016

The Face Shop x DISNEY BB Power Perfection Cushion (Mickey Mouse) | Review

Recently, The Face Shop collaborated with Disney and launched a new set of irresistibly cute makeup products. I got my hand on one of their cushion compacts, which is the Mickey Mouse BB Power Perfection Cushion.

There are three types of BB & CC cushions, and each of them has a different Disney character designs – Winnie the Pooh, Monsters Inc. Mike and Mickey Mouse.

- Winnie the Pooh is a CC cooling cushion that provides skin with instant moisture and cooling effects.
- Monster Inc. Mike is a long-lasting CC cushion that provides coverage for pores and controls shine.
- Mickey Mouse is a BB cushion that offers powerful coverage for imperfections.

The Winnie the Pooh cushion has SPF 42 PA+++, while the other two have SPF 50+ PA+++ that protect skin against harmful UV rays. They all have anti-wrinkle and whitening properties and are available in three shades – V103 Pure Beige, V201 Apricot Beige and V203 Natural Beige.

Sunday, July 10, 2016

Etude House AC Clean Up After Balm | Review

Despite all your best efforts in taking care of your skin, you might still see some pesky pimples surfacing on your face occasionally. After some time, they get healed leaving behind red-brown marks/scars on your skin that seem to take forever to fade. Using topical scar treatment products will help promote healing and accelerate the healing process. Look out for products that have whitening properties and contain anti-inflammatory ingredients like salicylic acid and tea tree oil, as they work to reduce inflammation, kill bacteria and unplug blocked pores.

For the past one month, I have been treating my acne marks/scars with a new topical treatment called the Etude House AC Clean Up After Balm, which I will be doing a review today. It is a revamped version of AC Clinic Red Spot Balm.

Friday, July 01, 2016

Etude House AC Clean Up Gel Lotion | Review

Many people with oily, acne-prone skin tend to skip moisturizer as they feel that moisturizer is their enemy, but that's a big mistake! Our skin naturally produces sebum to keep it moisturized. When skin is dry, it produces even more sebum to compensate for the dryness, and this may increase the chances of getting clogged pores. If you have oily, acne-prone skin, pick a non-comedogenic and oil-free moisturizer that has anti-acne ingredients like salicylic acid and tea tree oil.

My personal all-time favorite moisturizer is the Etude House AC Clinic Gel Lotion. But it has been revamped with a new look and improved formula, and it's now called AC Clean Up Gel Lotion, which I will be doing a review today.

The Etude House AC Clean Up Gel Lotion is a non-comedogenic moisturizer that contains salicylic acid, tea tree oil and madecassoside to treat and prevent acne troubles from arising, while moisturize and soothe the skin.

It has a 6-FREE system — Free of animal ingredients, mineral oil, imidazolidinyl urea, triethanolamine, tar coloring and artificial fragrance

Sunday, June 26, 2016

Etude House AC Clean Up Toner | Review

Most people skip toner as they believe that skin is clean enough after cleansing, but most of the time, cleansing alone isn't sufficient. The purpose of toners is to clean off leftover grime and impurities that your daily cleanser failed to remove. It also helps to bring back the pH level to skin's naturally acidic pH level after cleansing, as most cleansers are alkaline. When choosing a toner for acne-prone skin, look out for ingredients like salicylic acid, tea tree oil or witch hazel, which will help to lift dead skin cells, remove excess sebum and reduce oil production.

One of my recent favorite toners for acne-prone skin is the Etude House AC Clean Up Toner, which I will be doing a review today. It is a revamped version of my all-time favorite toner, AC Clinic Daily Toner.

Formulated with salicylic acid, tea tree oil and madecassoside, Etude House AC Clean Up Toner moisturizes and soothes red, irritated acne skin. It is non-comedogenic tested.

It has a 6-FREE system — Free of animal ingredients, mineral oil, imidazolidinyl urea, triethanolamine, tar coloring and artificial fragrance

Ingredients List: Water, Alcohol, Chamaecyparis Obtusa Water, Glycerin, Propanediol, Peg-8, Salicylic Acid, Allium Sativum (Garlic) Bulb Extract, Madecassoside, Ampelopsis Japonica Root Extract, Allium Cepa (Onion) Bulb Extract, Glycoproteins, Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Oil, Carica Papaya (Papaya) Fruit Extract, Chamaecyparis Obtusa Leaf Extract, Butylene Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Potassium Hydroxide, Peg-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Disodium Edta, Phenoxyethanol, Fragrance

Saturday, June 25, 2016

Etude House AC Clean Up Daily Cleansing Foam | Review

Pimples form when your pores are clogged, so make sure you cleanse your face well. Today, I will be sharing my thoughts on Etude House AC Clean Up Daily Cleansing Foam, which is a revamped version of my all-time favorite facial cleanser, AC Clinic Daily Acne Foam Cleanser.

Without further ado, let's begin with the review!

Formulated with salicylic acid, madecassoside and tea tree oil, Etude House AC Clean Up Daily Cleansing Foam fights against acne, soothes the skin and removes impurities without aggravating the skin. It is non-comedogenic tested.

Ingredients List: Water, Glycerin, Stearic Acid, Myristic Acid, Peg-32, Potassium Hydroxide, Lauric Acid, Butylene Glycol, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Hydrated Silica, Glyceryl Stearate, Peg-100 Stearate, Salicylic Acid, Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Oil, Peg-90M, Disodium Edta, Sodium Benzoate, Fragrance

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Etude House Precious Mineral Magic Any Cushion MINT SPF34/ PA++ | Review

Makeup artists always emphasize the use of a good primer to create a flawless and even base before the application of foundation/bb cream. So today, I will be sharing my thoughts on Etude House Precious Mineral Magic Any Cushion, which is a 6-in-1 almighty color correcting primer that can be worn alone or under foundation/bb cream: Moisturizing + Whitening + Anti-Aging + Sunscreen (SPF 34 / PA++) + Foundation + Cooling.

There are four colors to counteract different skin problems like red, dull or pallid skin:
- Magic Pink smoothes out and brightens pale skin into a healthy and vibrant skin.
- Magic Mint covers blemishes and neutralizes redness for an even-looking complexion.
- Magic Peach brightens dull complexion to make it appear even and refined.
- Magic Lavender balances dull and yellowish skin into a natural bright complexion.

I'm sure many of you have heard about this product over the years. Some of you may have tried it already. For those who haven't and are interested in Magic Mint, I hope my review provides you with the information you need.

Let's begin with the review, shall we?

As I have acne-prone skin and lots of capillaries, I got it in Magic Mint, which is for redness. Ideal for acne-prone and easily irritated skin.

Monday, June 20, 2016

Etude House All Finish Line Remover Stick | Review

Today, I'll be doing a quick review on Etude House All Finish Line Remover Stick. It's a portable eye makeup corrector stick that precisely corrects smudges, flaking or other makeup mistakes easily. It removes even waterproof makeup. Infused with olive leaf, rosehip seed, rice and green tea extracts, it helps to moisturize skin and protect delicate areas around the eyes and mouth.

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Etude House AC Clean Up Mild Concealer | Review

Etude House AC Clean Up Mild Concealer contains Salicylic Acid, Tea Tree Oil and Madecassoside that fight against acne, soothe blemished skin and conceal imperfections all at the same time. It is non-comedogenic.

Monday, June 13, 2016

Dr. Jart+ Ctrl-A Spot Cover (Concealer for Acne-Prone Skin) | Review

Dr. Jart+ Ctrl-A Spot Cover is a dual functioning concealer with whitening and anti-wrinkle properties specially designed for sensitive, acne-prone skin. It soothes and protects skin while concealing imperfections.

The main ingredient of Dr. Jart+ Ctrl-A line is AC-Fensine that kills acne bacteria and strengthens skin's immune system, thereby treating and preventing acne.

It is non-comedogenic and has a 10-FREE system — Free of talc, parabens, alcohol, pigment, phthalate, mineral oil, benzophenone, petroleum, triethanolamine and fragrance.

Monday, June 06, 2016

Etude House AC Clean Up Mild BB Cushion SPF 50+ PA+++ | Review

Formulated with Salicylic Acid, Tea Tree Oil and Madecassoside, Etude House AC Clean Up Mild BB Cushion is specifically designed for acne-prone skin to cover up imperfections and even out the skin's complexion.

It is non-comedogenic, plus it has SPF 50+ PA+++ that provides skin with broad spectrum protection against harmful UV rays.

P.S. I believe this is a revamped version of the long discontinued AC Clinic Sun BB.

Thursday, June 02, 2016

Etude House AC Clean Up Pink Powder Mask | Review

Etude House AC Clean Up Pink Powder Mask is a wash-off type mask that contains calamine and sulfur, which have antibacterial effects as well as helps to control sebum and remove dead skin cells. It also contains Kaolin clay which acts as a cleansing agent that draws out excess sebum and impurities from your pores. This mask not only helps to purify your pores and regulate sebum, it also soothes inflammation and provides moisture to keep your skin balanced (not overly dry or oily).

It has a 7-FREE system: Free of Animal Ingredients, Mineral Oil, Polyacrylamide, Imidazolidinyl Urea, Triethanolamine, Tar Coloring, Artificial Fragrance

Fun Fact: This is a revamped version (new packaging + improved formula) of the long discontinued AC Clinic Pink Powder Clay Mask.

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Etude House AC Clean Up Pink Powder Spot | Review

Etude House AC Clean Up Pink Powder Spot is a spot treatment with anti-inflammatory ingredients like salicylic acid, tea tree oil and madecassoside to combat spots and promote healing. This is specially formulated to be non-comedogenic to suit people with acne-prone skin.

It is formulated with a 6-FREE system — Free of Animal Ingredients, Mineral Oil, Imidazolidinyl Urea, Triethanolamine, Tar Coloring and Artificial Fragrance.

Fun Fact: This is a revamped version (new packaging + improved formula) of my all-time favorite spot treatment, Etude House AC Clinic Pink Powder Spot.

Monday, May 23, 2016

Etude House AC Clean Up Cleansing Water (Makeup Remover For Acne-Prone Skin) | Review

Formulated with salicylic acid, tea tree oil and madecassoside, Etude House AC Clean Up Cleansing Water is a water-based makeup remover specially designed for acne-prone skin. It not only thoroughly removes stubborn makeup, but it also buffs away dead skin cells and combats acne-causing bacteria, leaving your skin clean and refreshed. It is non-comedogenic, meaning it will not clog your pores.

Ingredients List: Water, Peg-6 Caprylic/Capric Glycerides, 1,2-Hexonediol, Glycerin, Chamaecyparis Obtusa Water, Salicylic Acid, Madecassoside, Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Oil, Chamaecyparis Obtusa Leaf Extract, Ampelopsis Japonica Root Extract, Allium Cepa (Onion) Bulb Extract, Allium Sativum (Garlic) Bulb Extract, Carica Papaya Fruit Extract, Disodium EDTA, Butylene Glycol, Glyceryl Caprylate, Fragrance

Monday, May 16, 2016

Etude House AC Clean Up Liquid Patch | Review

Formulated with Salicylic Acid, Tea Tree Oil and Madecassoside, Etude House AC Clean Up Liquid Patch fights against pimples, while providing a clear and thin protective film over pimples to protect them from direct contact with makeup and dirt. It is non-comedogenic, meaning it will not clog your pores.

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Laneige Two Tone Lip Bar in #02 Red Blossom | Review

Today, I'm going to do a quick review on Laneige Two Tone Lip Bar. This product has been on the market for some time, and I'm sure some of you may have tried it already. Anyway, I'm going to share my thoughts on it. Hope it will be useful to those who have yet to try it and are interested in getting one. So, let's jump right into the review!

Laneige Two Tone Lip Bar offers a combination of two colors in one lipstick for a perfect gradient lips. It is formulated with pure pigment technology to ensure a vivid color pay-off, and has a soft, moisturizing texture that glides onto the lips smoothly.

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Understanding The Types Of Acne Scars — Post Inflammatory Hyperpigmentation, Boxcar, Rolling, Ice-Pick, Keloid | Acne Tips

Several months ago, I published a post about "Understanding The Types Of Acne". In today's post, I will be addressing acne scars. I'm going to simply explain what causes acne scars, the types of acne scars, as well as how you can treat and prevent them.

Without any delay, let's get right into the topic. First, let's identify the types of acne scars.

There are different types of acne scars. The most common ones are shown in the following pictures:
P.S. I would like to thank my bestie for providing her pitted scars pictures and allowing me to use them in my blog.

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

What's In My Bag?! | 2016 Edition

Hello folks~! Today I'm sharing "What's In My Bag". Well, I did this last year and some of you requested for 2016 Edition. So here it is!

Friday, April 08, 2016

3 Drinks That Benefit Your Skin & Health (DETOX + CLEAR SKIN) | Beauty & Acne Tips

In my last post on "What The Location Of Your Acne Is Telling You", I mentioned about how your digestive system plays a role in keeping your skin healthy. Today, I will be sharing THREE healthy beverages I have personally tried and loved. They help in digestion and also detoxify the body to promote healthy skin. The best part? They are super cheap, quick and easy to make!

(P.S. I'm typing this post on my iPad, so please excuse any brevity and typos/errors.)

Monday, April 04, 2016

What The Location Of Your Acne Is Telling You + The Solutions | Acne Tips

Pimples usually appear on different parts of your face. Do you know the location of your acne can be an indication of what's going on inside your body? According to Chinese Face Mapping, it actually reflects the health of different organ systems.

In this article, I'm going to explain what your pimples on different parts of your face mean, and what's the underlying cause, as well as how you can fix it. Without further ado, let's begin today's topic:

Saturday, March 26, 2016

J:DEW Green Moist Essence (Intense and Lasting Hydration) from Korea's Jeju Island | Review

Recently, I was sent the J:DEW Green Moist Essence to review from Q-Depot — an online store that sells Korean Skin Care and Cosmetics.

First time hearing the brand "J:DEW"? Let me have a short introduction on the brand:
J:DEW is an eco-friendly brand from Jeju Island owned by J'ERS Co., Ltd.. It aims to bring health and beauty with natural green ingredients sourced from the pristine Jeju Island, which is best-known for its refreshing breeze, clean water, and warm sunshine. The "J" in the name symbolizes the clean and pure Jeju Island, and the "DEW" means clear and clean image. So basically, J:DEW aims to create a clean, clear and healthy skin.

Saturday, March 19, 2016

3M Nexcare Acne Patch (Get Rid Of Pimples Quickly & Painlessly) | Review

Hands up if you're one of those who likes to pop pimples. I understand the feeling of satisfaction when you get all the pus out, but do you know popping zits can cause skin injury and may even lead to permanent scarring? If you didn't know, it's not too late to know it now. So instead of forcefully squeezing your pimples with your fingers, try 3M NEXCARE ACNE PATCH!

3M Nexcare Acne Patch is made of a special material called hydrocolloid that acts like a sponge to absorb the oily secretion, fluid or pus from pimple. The patch is waterproof yet breathable, and it acts as a layer of protection over the pimple to reduce hand contact and prevent infection.

It comes in different packages ranging from 7 patches to 44 patches, as well as in different sizes. It is also available in various shapes — round, square, heart and star.

Saturday, March 12, 2016

Kinohimitsu Clear Activ Supplement (A Natural Remedy for Acne & Marks/Scars) | Review

Many of you already know that I am an acne sufferer and had been through really bad acne before. For those who are new to my blog, you can find out more by reading "My Acne Story".

And if you have been following my blog, you might already know that my acne flared up again in October last year. Back then, I chanced upon "Kinohimitsu Clear Activ" and having a positive experience with their eye care supplement — "EyeBright", I decided to give it a try.

I know I promised to write a review after I finished the second box, but I decided to try it for a few more months before I write about it. [...] And here's the long-awaited review!

Kinohimitsu Clear Activ is a supplement designed to provide internal defence against breakouts and perfectly balance oil secretion, giving the most natural and effective solution to regain your clear and smooth skin.

The combination of Milk Protein Peptide, Selenium and Vitamin E supports the body's ability to reduce acne and inflammation.

Wednesday, March 09, 2016

1028 Visual Therapy Hydrating Lip & Eye Makeup Remover (Winner of CLEO Clear Skin Awards 2015) | Review

1028 Visual Therapy Hydrating Lip & Eye Makeup Remover has a gentle pH7.5 formula that is equivalent to a teardrop and with an innovative formulation, it gently dissolves makeup even waterproof ones in just 10 seconds. It not only removes waterproof makeup easily, it also provides cooling effect and moisture boost to the skin as it contains highly concentrated Green Tea Extract, Licorice Extract and Vitamin B5, leaving skin refreshed and hydrated.

What's more, it is free of alcohol and formulated with low irritation (pH 7.5 formula). Gentle for sensitive skin.

By the way, it has won the CLEO Clear Skin Awards 2015 for Best Makeup Remover.

Sunday, March 06, 2016

Dr. Jart+ Ctrl-A Beauty Balm (BB Cream for Acne-Prone Skin) | Review

Dr. Jart+ Ctrl-A Beauty Balm is a dual functioning BB Cream with whitening and anti-wrinkle properties specially designed for sensitive and acne-prone skin. It claims to provide great coverage for redness, blemishes and large pores.

The main ingredient of Dr. Jart+ Ctrl-A line is AC-Fensine that kills acne bacteria and strengthens skin's immune system, thereby clearing and preventing breakouts.

It has SPF 30 PA++ that protects skin from the harmful UV rays and is formulated with a 10-FREE formula — Free of talc, parabens, alcohol, pigment, phthalate, mineral oil, benzophenone, petroleum, triethanolamine and fragrance.

What's more, it is non-comedogenic that means it does not contain any ingredients that may potentially clog the pores and cause acne. Dermatologist Tested~ Gentle for sensitive skin and safe for acne-prone skin!

Monday, February 29, 2016

White Formula Super Moist Light Toner with Hyaluronic Acid | Review

For today's review, I will be reviewing the White Formula Super Moist Light Toner.

To those who are new to this brand, here's a little introduction:
White Formula, highly acclaimed for its Moisturizing Hyaluronic Acid range, is another hit from Taiwan’s President Pharmaceutical Corp, the company that brought us the highly acclaimed facial masks, My Beauty Diary.

It has garnered rave reviews all over Taiwan and even from celebrity beauty experts like Naruko, Kevin and Liu Yan on Taiwan’s Beauty Queen <<女人我最大>> TV show.

The product range is developed with gentle ingredients containing no fragrance, no alcohol, no colorant and low irritation, making them suitable even for sensitive skin. Not only is White Formula affordable, the range is also created to allow consumers to enjoy quality products with peace of mind.

Saturday, February 27, 2016

Triple Dry Fresh Anti-Perspirant Roll-On Deodorant | Review

Today's topic is all about deodorant — a review on Triple Dry Fresh Anti-Perspirant Roll-On Deodorant!

It is formulated with a triple action active complex and contains skin conditioning ingredients to not only keeps you smelling fresh, but also protects and moisturizes your skin.

How Triple Dry deodorant works?
The deodorant is absorbed into the pores where the sweat glands operate. Some remains on the surface whilst the rest is absorbed into the skin and regulates the amount of sweat leaving the body through the sweat glands in the area.

Thursday, February 25, 2016

Collective Shopping Haul | Beauty & Misc.

Hello readers~

It's been a long while since I last updated this space and I sincerely apologize for the long hiatus, as well as for not replying to email and ask.fm questions that you guys wrote to me.

I love to answer all your questions however, life has been rather hectic. To be frank, I don't get a chance to turn on my computer these days, and that explains why I haven't been blogging and replying to your messages and questions. (Sorry about that! >_<)

So far, I had replied to most of the messages sent via LINE app. However, I aren't sure when I will be replying to email and ask.fm questions. If you don't mind, please re-send me your messages/questions via LINE app. :x (Add me in LINE by scanning the qr code in the banner located at the top of this blog. Let's LINE CHAT yo~!)

By the way, those who had sent me a message via LINE and have yet to receive a reply, please kindly re-send your message. P/S: I lost all the data (chat history etc.).

So today... as you can tell from the title, I will be doing a...

"COLLECTIVE SHOPPING HAUL"~!

Saturday, January 16, 2016

ErucA Japanese Botanical Oil Hair Care — Moist & Repair, Scalp & Volume, 3D Volume Up | Review

Introducing a new hair care brand "ErucA" — a Japanese brand that utilizes 12 different types of botanical oils to formulate its shampoos, conditioners and treatments.

ErucA hair care products are designed to cleanse, repair, smooth and add shine to tresses without weighing them down or leaving a greasy after-feel.

The secret to its success is the blend of natural seed oils from broccoli, cowberry, bilberry, milk thistle etc., which provides tresses with nourishment, repair and luster.

It also acts as a natural silicone but without the harmful effects of silicone that you may experience when using regular hair care products. Therefore, it effectively nourishes and thoroughly cleanses your hair without stripping your hair of its natural oil.