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Eunike Marliana

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General Information

  • Ethnicity: South Asian
  • Skin Tone: Fair
  • Skin Type: Combination
  • Hair Thickness: Thick
  • Hair Type: Wavy
  • Hair Color: Black

Personal Information:

  • Beauty Interest: Beauty blogger
  • Age Range: 25-34
  • Location: Indonesia
  • Ingredient Preference: Anti-oxidants, Hyaluronic Acid, Oil-Free, Paraben-Free, Sulfate Free, Retinoid, Salicylic Acid, Vitamin C
  • Are you a mommy to be?: Yes

i have this one in LINE collaboration with mediheal. claims: delivers the nutrition of whole bottle of ampoule, contains centella asiatica, portulaca olearacea extract, salicylic acid, relieves and soothes the stress of skin to give clear skin.

i got the limited edition one, and my brother in law bought me the whole box, so i got 10 masks total. the box and the individual mask packaging have the same design. there's an english description at the back of the box as well as the individual packaging. when i open it, i can smell a mild scent, but i can't decide what kind. might be floral or baby powder scent, pardon my bad nose. the mask is thin, i don't know the material, all i can say it's thinner than my usual korean masks, but slightly thicker than MBD. but somehow it has slightly papery feeling to it. it has tiny duck face printed on my cheek. the mask adheres well and it's very comfortable. it soaks in clear essence and it's quite generous but luckily not dripping everywhere. the fit is okay, but it has rather long eye holes. there are slits too to fit the mask on my face. i use it for about 50 minutes and the center part is dry quicker. after taking it off, it does moisturizing and leave sticky feeling afterwards, so i skip my AIO and just put on my serum and night cream afterwards. it's soothing too. as for acne care, i use it both during my breakouts period, the first time it helps calm my blemish. second time, it helps fasten the healing period. i totally like it and will recommend you to have one for emergency. since i'm trying the limited edition, i don't know if the original version has the same formula as this one. but i think it only differs in the design. 

i got this as part of the 6 piece mask set which is available for holiday season at sephora. claims: a purifying, decongesting, and hydrating mask with odorless irish moor mud to draw out dirt, oil and impurities as it infuses skin with moisture and vitamins. solutions for pores, fine lines and wrinkles, dullness.

since this is a part of 6 piece mask, this comes in tiny tube. each has different colors according to the type. and since this is a black mud mask, no brainer that the tube is black. there's a description at the back of the box. i don't pick any scent, but if there's any, then it's very subtle and not annoying. the mask is black, of course. and it's very creamy, easy to spread on my face. when i first using it, i thought it being a mud mask will make the mask harden, but it didn't. since it's creamy, it's easy to wash off too, but since it is black, it stains my washcloth. without wash cloth, it will take awhile to wash it off. although the tube is small, it only needs a little for my whole face so it lasts longer than the gel masks. especially since i only use it on my t-zone most of the time.  at first, i experienced breakout from using this mask, but not that bad. second time, i didn't experience any breakout. this one promise to infuse skin with moisture, and i have to agree. although it's a purifying mask, it didn't dry out my skin. after washing it off, i can see my skin is a little bit brighten too. this is definitely a good buy. i think those who have combination or oily skin might benefit from a good purifying mask like this, especially if you don't like tightening feeling that often caused by clay mask. but on the downside, this one doesn't come cheap. so probably you might want to try samples or gift set like i did. 

claims: these hydrogel eye patches rejuvenate the windows to your soul. infused with black pearl and pure gold powders, they improve blood circulation, leaving the tired skin around your peepers refreshed and radiant.

it comes in a box with some descriptions on it. the eye patches come in a white plastic jar. there's a seal to keep all the patches fresh and i keep it there after opening it. this one is fragrant, but not too overwhelming. but still, this is quite fragrant for an eye product. the eye patch is black, with gold glitter in it. not glittery literally, but golden sparkle when it hits the light. the patches have the ghost shape, or "tear drop" shape. it's similar to SNP, but with SNP, i can use it anyway i like. but this one, i like using the narrow part inside and the chubbier part outside. the essence is clear, and i think it will be enough for all the patches. i think SNP has more essence than petitfee. the direction said to keep it for about 30-40 minutes, but i barely make it to 30 minutes and it's already dried. this one really hydrates my under eyes but still not enough so i usually top it off with eye cream. i notice brightening effect when in combination with eye cream. but if i only use this eye patch, it won't help much. some people mention it gives them tingling sensation, but i don't experience it. so i think if you have sensitive skin, you might want to think twice since this one has fragrance and might cause tingling sensation.

claims: rich in placental extract, this medicated eye cream offers both skin brightening and anti aging care. 

the packaging is similar with sana one, it comes with a cardboard backings and plastic cover like toothbrush packaging. the tube is blue with screw cap. it comes in regular eye cream size, which is 30 ml, while sana is slightly lighter in 25 ml. it has spout to dispense the product. this one is scented. smells floral but not too overpowering. the cream itself is white and spread on my skin easily. afterward it leaves a film-like residue and slightly sticky. since it's thick, it takes quite some time to be absorbed. i only use this at night since it takes too long to be absorbed. it definitely moisturizes my under eye skin, but don't see any whitening effect. but in combination with petitfee eye patch, the brightening effect is visible although temporary. i have to say the result is similar with sana one, but this one is more expensive. but i think you can get them both, one for daytime, one for night time. 

claims: highly moisturizing skin care product that contains retinol derivatives for hiding small wrinkles caused by dryness. apply one layer around eyes and mouth as needed, delivers moisture deep into the cornified layer and makes the skin supple from the inside.

it comes with a cardboard backing like toothbrush packaging. the tube itself is yellow gold with screw cap. it has small spout tip to dispense the product. this is another japanese scentless product. i sniff pretty hard and still don't pick any scent. it's a yellowish cream, more like gel in texture, i think. it spreads easy and it's thick so it takes quite some time to be completely absorbed. it gives a feeling like there's a film residue on my skin and sticky feeling, but it's gone after being completely absorbed. it's moisturizing but i still can use it at day. i think it will help prevent wrinkles since it's very moisturizing. when i use this in combination with petitfee eye patch, i notice more brightening effect than when in combination with snp eye patch. other pro for this eye cream: it's cheap. unfortunately, it doesn't help much with dark eyes when used alone. 

claims: this ultra gentle gel helps soothe, hydrate, and detoxify the look of dry, irritated skin with botanical extracts of cucumber, papaya, chamomile, pineapple, sugar maple, sugarcane, orange, lemon, bilberry and aloe vera. excellent for helping to calm and soothe the skin's appearance after sun exposure, peels, waxing, facials and extractions.

i got this as a 6 piece set, each mask comes in a tiny tube. the cucumber one is the green one. and it's a see-through so you can see the remaining mask inside. they also seal the opening even though it's a sample size. it doesn't smell like cucumber, in fact, i think it smells fragrant, floral perhaps but subtle and dissipates when the mask is being applied on my face. the mask is a greenish transparent gel. the texture is definitely like jelly, wiggly jelly. it's easy to spread but you have to apply it thickly or it will dry out quickly. the cooling effect is immediately upon applying. i finish this quicker than the mud mask since it's gel so i need more than the mud mask for my whole face. there are two ways to use this mask, as wash off mask and as sleeping mask. as wash off, you wait for 5-10 minutes after applying before washing it off. as sleeping pack, you apply it thinly and leave it overnight and wash it the next morning. i didn't try it as sleeping pack since i as worried it might stick to my pillow case if i leave it overnight. as wash off mask, it works well. i use it for about 40 minutes before washing it off. it's soothing, moderately moisturizing and i think it's slightly brightening my face. it's also detoxing, i get blemishes after using it the second time. honestly, i like this one better than the rose one. 

claims: volume & curling mascara that 360 degree wing eye lashes which stretches like flying creates big and sharp eye look. contains light powder like downy hair to remain firm curling without slack for hours. black complex creates shining and strong eye lashes.

the outer box has the same color scheme like the tube, which is yellow and black for volume and curling, while the volume only one is pink. the tube consists of two part, the yellow part is where you can twist the body to change the step, from 1 to 3. while the black part doesn't move at all. there's a indicator for each steps at the lower part of the body. the formula is on the wet side. the first time i got it, it's very wet so i end up smudging it all over when i tried it. over time, it's dried slightly, but still too wet for my preference. the wan has a curve shape, with shorter bristles on the hollow part. lately i observe it and i think it has fibers in them so it will add volume to my eyelashes. the more you twist the wand, the fuller the bristles, or so i thought. since it's very wet, it's very easy to smudge and clump. on first step, i immediately notice the added length and volume to my eyelashes. with second step, it gets slightly curled without using eyelash curler beforehand. but it clumps easily. the third step produces spider lashes. it's so hard to achieve the fuller look without clumping my eye lashes. i get the black one, and it's very intense black. and even though it's not waterproof, i still have to use separate eye makeup remover before using cleansing oil or cleansing water to completely remove the mascara. so i think it's a good mascara since it delivers the promise to add volume and curl, but i don't like the formula. it keeps clumping my eye lashes. so i will pass. 

claims: volume & curling mascara that 360 degree wing eye lashes which stretches like flying creates big and sharp eye look. contains light powder like downy hair to remain firm curling without slack for hours. black complex creates shining and strong eye lashes.

the outer box has the same color scheme like the tube, which is yellow and black for volume and curling, while the volume only one is pink. the tube consists of two part, the yellow part is where you can twist the body to change the step, from 1 to 3. while the black part doesn't move at all. there's a indicator for each steps at the lower part of the body. the formula is on the wet side. the first time i got it, it's very wet so i end up smudging it all over when i tried it. over time, it's dried slightly, but still too wet for my preference. the wan has a curve shape, with shorter bristles on the hollow part. lately i observe it and i think it has fibers in them so it will add volume to my eyelashes. the more you twist the wand, the fuller the bristles, or so i thought. since it's very wet, it's very easy to smudge and clump. on first step, i immediately notice the added length and volume to my eyelashes. with second step, it gets slightly curled without using eyelash curler beforehand. but it clumps easily. the third step produces spider lashes. it's so hard to achieve the fuller look without clumping my eye lashes. i get the black one, and it's very intense black. and even though it's not waterproof, i still have to use separate eye makeup remover before using cleansing oil or cleansing water to completely remove the mascara. so i think it's a good mascara since it delivers the promise to add volume and curl, but i don't like the formula. it keeps clumping my eye lashes. so i will pass. 

this is a tablet sheet mask, which is basically a compressed dry sheet mask. it comes in a plastic with cardboard backings to hold all the 15 tablets in a pack. there's an english description at the back with pictures to help users to understand better. it's made of cotton. when it's dry, it looks like medicine tablet. white and round. and immediately after in contact with liquid, it will rise instantly as it absorbs the liquid. when you unwrap it, you can see the mask. the mask itself is quite thin, thinner than lulun. the fit is slightly weird since it has eye holes flap. other than the cheek, everything is okay for me. this is a good deal since it's cheap, around 100 yen for 15 tablets. very suitable for daily use. but don't compare it to your silky sheet mask that adheres for hours. 

claims: brightens skin tone and blemishes for a cleaner skin tone. absorbs quickly and its cool texture controls skin balance. fresh formula with mild moisturizing effect. fresh and light gel texture. 

the full size have two sizes, the small one that comes in a tube, and big one which comes in a jar. i have the tube one after trying samples. there's no distinctive scent, but i think it slightly smells like mint, or medicated gel that i used to treat bumps. the cream is confusing. mine is a clear gel that melts once i apply it on my skin. but from the advertorial pic, the cream is pictured as greenish gel. i don't know which one is true. it has cooling effect at first, but after a couple uses, i don't feel it anymore. it's not moisturizing enough for my dehydrated skin. and for oil control, it is average like my previous loreal cream. luckily, this doesn't give me breakouts. it's a nice moisturizer for you who like gel texture, looking for light moisturizer, have oily or combination skin, live in hot and humid country. 

claims: high shine lacquer, moisture rich balm.

it looks like crayon and you twist the bottom part to get the product out. the body of the crayon has the color that indicates the color of lacquer balm. there's also a sticker with the color name at the bottom. mine is demure, which is peachy pink nude color. i have to swipe it couple times to make it shown since it's light color. unfortunately, it's too pale for me. demure has little glitters in it, so even then the color has gone, the glitters will stay still. since it's high shine, it's easily vanished. especially with eating and drinking. there's a strong peppermint scent and taste, i can taste mint on my lips. so it feels cold when freshly applied. i don't like it. it feels like putting mint candy on my lips without eating one. and i don't like mint candy. overall, i like the finish, it doesn't dry out my lips, but unfortunately, the color wasn't right. 

note: i only use samples of this cream. claims: brightens the complexion and provide elasticity for skin.

the full size comes in a purple tub, but the samples come in sachet. just like the night cream, it smells nice, floral, but as fragrant as the night cream too. so probably this won't be suitable for sensitive skin. the cream is ivory cream, and the night cream is thicker than this cream. it looks a little bit watery and glowy. it's absorbed quicker than the night cream. although it's quite moisturizing, it doesn't make my skin greasy the next morning. again, just like the night cream, unfortunately this cream breaks me out so i didn't purchase the full size. but i think this will make a nice night cream for combination or oily skin. for dry skin, the night cream will be more suitable since it's thicker. 

please note that i only use samples of this. claim: take care of skin trouble healthily to brighten skin tone. care for wrinkles. resilience and uv blockage at once with nutrients,

the full size comes in a purple tub but the samples come in ordinary sachet. it smells nice, perhaps it's floral but i can't say for sure. it's quite fragrant so if you're sensitive to scent, perhaps you should proceed with caution. the cream is ivory thick cream. it's very thick so it's very moisturizing. a bit too thick for my taste, but since i was using this in combination with peach pore sake serum, the next morning my face didn't get greasy. unfortunately, this cream gives me breakouts, so i won't purchase the full size. if you are not familiar with the orchid line from innisfree, this line is supposed for anti aging regimen. if you love innisfree and doesn't mind with fragrance, then try it.

claims: purifies skin tone through generated skin activating ingredients by fermentation process and controls slack skin texture. 5 free system.

this first essence comes in two sizes, 80 ml and 150 ml. it comes in a white plastic bottle with brown screw cap. at a glance it looks similar to SK-II. the essence is clear, just like water but a bit gluey. not sticky though. this one doesn't have yeast scent, unlike some other fermented products. it doesn't cause purging on me. and it does add moisture. it balances my skin. i was combination to oily at first, but after using this essence, my skin became less oily and more smooth. when my skin is flaky, i exfoliate first and tap this essence, and it helps with the absorption. this one also gives me glowy skin. 

claims: volume and curling mascara that creates big and sharp eye look. applies wide-wing system to highlight every eye lash without lump and remain rich and spectacular curve. deep and rich extreme black color creates vivid and sharp eye look. contains light powder like downy hair to remain firm curling without slack for hours. black complex creates shining and strong eye lashes.

it comes in a box with similar design as the tube. the maskcara tube itself is not as chubby as maybelline mascara, but chubbier than my loreal telescopic one. the color of the tube is yellow and black. which indicates it's the volumecara and curling version, while the pink one is the volumecara only. the yellow part is the part where you can twist the body of the tube to change the step, from 1-3. there's a "stop" indicator at the lower part of the body. my mascara is black, very dark black. the formula is on the wet side. when i first got this, it gets clumpy too easily so i stop using it for awhile, hoping it will start to dry a little bit. and it did. but it didn't dry out as fast as i want it to be. it's still too wet for my liking. the want is curvy, with short bristles on the hollow part. i might be wrong, but i think it has fibers in them so it will add volume to eyelashes. the more you twist the wand, the fuller the bristles. on the first step, i immediately notice the added length and volume to my eyelashes. on second step, it gets slightly curled but it starts to clump easily. on the third step, i get the spider lashes. seriously, it's hard to achieve fuller look without clump it all together. even though it's not waterproof, it's still troublesome to remove it. i have to use separate eye makeup remover to completely clean it. it's a good mascara and it does add volume and curl. however, i do wish the formula isn't that wet so it won't clump. 

claims: designed to stay smudge-proof and tear-resistant throughout busy days and nights, this cutting edge formula applies smoothly and dries quickly, producing a weightless, lasting finish that is predictably worry-free.

it comes in a small plastic bag with a small booklet inside. there's also a description with pictures at the back of the packaging but everything is in japanese so i have no idea what it is. luckily they use english to indicate the shades name. mine is deep brown. the eyeliner is in pen shape, but the tip is brush tip. it's not super rigid like liquid liner brushes, but it maintains its form when being used. it's easy to draw line in various thickness using this brush tip. i am disappointed about the color though. i though it will be dark brown, but it's more like reddish brown. however, on my eyes, it looks very natural, perfect for daily use. now move on about the contradictory part. this eyeliner is claimed to be waterproof but easy to wash off. turns out, it's supposed to be smudge proof or waterproof once it's being set or dry. it means that even though you cry or walk in the rain, or sweat heavily, it won't budge unless you rub it. so you don't need separate eye makeup remover. just warm water will do. this one do last long. i try it and it holds for about 7 hours and it's still in prime condition. i don't use any primer or powder eyeshadow underneath it. so absolutely love it. i think even if you have oily lid you can try it. 

when i was browsing about catrice, everyone keeps talking about their single eyeshadows. and i'm a bit bored with my revealed palette, so i tried and swatch every eyeshadows on the counter and then buy the matte one, "peachahontas" shade, which is peach shade. 

claims: color intensive powder eyeshadow, high coverage, for longlasting eye makeup.

it comes in tiny transparent square plastic compact. although it looks sturdy, you might want to be careful not to drop it. it has the word "matte" printed on the surface. there are several finishes for this singles - matte, shimmery, and even metallic. it feels smooth to my touch, silky smooth, buttery. and it swatches easily too. on my eyes, it doesn't come patchy. i can use my finger or my brush to use it. no fallout, it doesn't too powdery either. the color is really true to pan. whatever you see on the pan is what you get on your eyes. even though this is a light color, i only need two swipes to get it shown. it also hold well too. even without primer it can hold up to 3-4 hours. without creasing. i can see know why everyone keep recommending it. 

claims: waterproof powder, mattifies skin for hours, ensures a refined complexion. 

it comes in a sleek black compact, the product name is printed at front. when you open it, you can see the mirror inside and the pressed powder is finely milled. it doesn't look cheap at all. although it looks sturdy, be careful not to drop it. although it said transparent, there's a bit color into it. i don't think it will suitable for medium to darker skin tone. the powder is very soft and buttery, and i can use it either with brush or with makeup sponge. both works just fine. with brush it will give more natural result. while with sponge i can get more coverage. my skin looks ridiculously flawless. but for the sebum control, it doesn't hold well. it only works for about 3 hours, and then my nose will start to shine. and i get breakouts when i try to retouch by piling this on top of my makeup. haven't tested yet for the waterproof part. it's cheap but i think i will try their other powder if i can get the right shade for me. 

claims: professional set for shaping the contours of your face. 

it comes in a transparent plastic compact so you can see the palette from outside. so obviously no mirror. the highlighter is smaller and the contouring side is bigger. there's instructions at the back, with picture and all. pretty handy since they managed to fit it at the back label. it looks sturdy but don't drop it too often. the highlighter feels hard when i first swatching it using my finger. but after a few fubbing, it's easier to pick the pigment. the contour powder is more butter, and not powdery at all. the color payoff is good, but you still have to build it up. i have it in ashy radiance. the highlighter is pearly white, which probably don't complement any skin tones. even if you're are fair. the contour is ashy brown, just enough grey so it's suitable for contouring without making it looks muddy. definitely like this palette since it's perfect for daily use. recommended for beginner, those with tight budget, or like powder products rather than cream one. again, the shades options are limited since there are only two options. 

claims: subtle shimmer, for a soft glow, accentuates the cheekbones. the blush comes in a transparent plastic compact with the name of the product printed at front. the blush has pretty chevron pattern, with darker shade at the top and bottom, while lighter shade is in the middle. it has subtle shimmer in it, so you don't have to worry, it won't make you look like a disco-ball. it's very buttery and soft to touch. it doesn't too powdery to. it lasts for about 3-4 hours on my combination skin in hot weather. i have "coral me maybe" but for me it's more a pinkish coral rather than true coral. it falls right between my previous nyx mauve and nyx pinched. i use it with my elf angled blush, although i've read somewhere that you should use denser brush to apply this blush. and expect to layers of products to make it shown. i don't regret buying this blush, it's cheap and it gives subtle glow and flush to my face. if you like shimmery blush, try it. but if you like matte blush, they have another line. unfortunately, the shade options are limited. there are only 3 shades from this line.

i get this as part of their 6 masks in a set for their holiday edition. claims: 5 rose plant stem cells in a cooling gel to help invigorate and improve the look of skin vitality, improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, dehydration, dullness and sagging.

it comes in a tiny colorful plastic tube, and the rose one is obviously pink. it's a see-through so you can see the remaining mask inside. since it comes from a set, one tube only consist of 5 ml of products. this one definitely smells like rose. the texture is gel, jelly-like. it's more viscous than the cucumber one. it's easy to spread on my face, but if you use it as wash off mask, you have to use it as thick as possible or it might dry on your face. it can be use as sleeping pack as well, just apply it as thin as possible and leave it overnight. as wash off, rinse after 10-15 minutes. this one is a bit sticky so i didn't use it as sleeping pack. it's easier to wash it off using washcloth rather by hand. one tube lasts me for about 4 uses tops. it does give moisture to my skin, but the effect is temporary and not instantly. the soothing effect is unnoticeable. and after couple uses, i can see that my skin is more radiant than before, make it slightly glowy. overall, it's a nice mask, it does what it's promised for. unfortunately, i can get the same result from TBS mask with a fraction of price. the full size one is very pricey. 

this mask comes in regular sachet, white background with the picture of the main ingredient at front. at the back there's descriptions but everything is in japanese. when i open it, i sniff it and it doesn't smell like soybean. to me it smells floral but not too fragrant. the mask has medium thickness and made of cotton. it you're used to taiwan sheet mask, then this one might fall on the thicker side. but if you're used to korean sheet mask, this one will feel similar. the fit is similar to other types in this line. it has annoying bottom eye flaps and nose slit that i think is useless. the essence is clear type and just enough amount. after 10-15 minutes the edges will start to dry. so far i like this one better. it's moisturizing enough, soothing and also brightening. the effect can be seen almost instantly. the next morning i can still see the brightening effect. but it's just temporary. it's cheap so don't rely on it to give you instant magic. this is meant for daily use. 

claims: thoroughly removes makeup from pores, removes skin dullness to reveal illuminating, clear and smooth skin, moisturising and refreshing feeling.

it comes in a big plastic white pump bottle. the outer plastic sealing is also white, while the other variants comes in other color. the bottle is big and it sprays everything all over sometimes, so i move it to other pump bottle. it's odorless just like my other japanese products. it has the same consistency as water, it's clear like water too. i definitely can feel the moist feeling after using this cleansing water. just like the bright up version, it stings my eyes when i use it remove eye makeup. it works well to remove sunscreen and non waterproof makeup. but i need lots of product to clean heavy makeup, waterproof makeup, eyeliner and mascara. overall, this is a good cleansing water but i just wish it doesn't sting my eyes.

claims: moisturizes and effectively absorbs into skin, helping to prevent fine lines.

the cream is packaged inside a cardbox, and i think it's made of recycled paper. the cream itself comes in a frosted, glass-like jar. it has cover lid and a spatula. when i open the jar, i can smell a hint of ginger or ginseng, but not as strong as sulwhasoo. the cream is light peach in color and i think it has similar consistency as olay. it's thick but not as thick as sleeping pack. it spreads easily on my skin and absorbed quickly too. but if i put several layers of hydrating products before this cream, it will be absorbed slower and leave slightly sticky feeling. i have to say this is moisturizing enough without making my face greasy the next morning. so i think everyone can try this cream, but for super oily skin, you might want to try samples first. as for me, i don't think i'll repurchase since i can get similar result from olay that is cheaper than this cream.

claims: unique mask rinses clean for a lasting, super cool finish. i only try the travel size packet. it comes in irregular white sachet, the color and design is the same as the full size one. there's descriptions and instructions at the back of the sachet. the mask itself is a white cream clay with grits, the grits is smaller than the apple cider one. it's creamy so it's easy to spread all over my face. the mask smells fragrant so if you're sensitive to scent, you might want to reconsider. after a few minutes, i can feel the burning sensation on my skin, but not too burning hot. after about 10 minutes, i massage it gently in circular motion. one sachet can last me for about 4 uses if i use it for my whole face everytime. when in contact with water, i can feel slightly cooling sensation. it doesn't feel rough since the grits is small. it easy to wash off too. afterward i can see my skin is brighter and softer, without any redness. 

claims: soft and supple skin soymilk cleansing wash. rich foam helps remove even makeup. skin feels smooth.

this facial wash comes in white tube with beige splash-like design. the color is important since there is another version with the beige background, which is the moist one. so be careful with the color of the packaging. it comes in big size. unlike korean products, this facial wash didn't come with seal on the opening. they just put plastic seal around the tube body. at the back of the tube there's text but everything is in japanese. this is supposedly scentless, but i think it has a hint of soy scent. very subtle. so it's suitable for sensitive nose. at first, it is a white cream, pretty dense. so i was confused since i've read other reviews that said that it's on the runny side. but after couple uses, it starts to change, runnier than before. i have no idea what changed it. it foams easily with my bare hands. i don't have any net so i cannot say anything about it. i don't use it as makeup cleanser, but i can say it helps cleaning makeup residue. since i'm testing eyeliner, sometimes my cleansing water can't clean all of it (it stinks my eyes) so i use facial wash and it removes the eyeliner completely. after washing my face, i can feel my skin is soft but squeaky clean. if you're worried that this might have high pH, you might want to check it yourself since i don't have any pH strip test. as for me, it doesn't bother me, and it's cheap. definitely suitable for any skin types.

i bought this when in japan, and this is the description: highly moisturizing and nourishing for rough, dry patches, doesn't leave skin feeling sticky or greasy. protects the skin with powerful hydration, fighting irritation, soothes redness. can be used on body. 

it comes in a big transparent plastic bottle with blue cap. mine is 500ml but i see a smaller version of 250 ml recently in a supermarket near my house. about the scent, it's weird that i can't explain it. i don't know how tearsjob should smell and it doesn't completely scentless. it does have scent but it's very subtle. it's not floral, or woody or fruity, but it's not unpleasant either. the toner itself is a milky white liquid. just like rice water. being liquid makes it easy to absorb and it doesn't leave sticky feeling. this is a multi tasking product so i try to use it several ways. the fail method for me is using it as body moisturizer. though my skin absorbs it, it doesn't seem to hydrate my skin enough. i still need my body butter. as for toner, i like using it as mist to hydrate my face. it really hydrates well. as soaking liquid for my tablet sheet mask, it is super great. it will boost the hydration of my skin. and i think it will work well with the 7 layers method that's been on a hype lately. definitely a keeper. and it's cheap for such amount of product.

claims: replenish and balance moisture while purging clogged pores. lavender and bergamot help achieve aroma-therapeutic bliss to rinse away stress for smooth and radiant skin. 

i have the travel size version so it comes in irregular shape sachet. the design is exactly the same as the full size version. the mask itself is vibrant teal blue, very vibrant so make sure your housemate didn't get scared when you use it. it also smells nice. i just think it smells fragrant without having specific floral scent. but for me, i like the acai one better. it's creamy so it's easy to spread on my face. it will start to harden after about 5 minutes and after 15 minutes, it will be dried completely. then i wash it off and it's such a bliss to wash it off since it's easy to wash off and it doesn't stain my washcloth despite its vibrant color. if i use it on my whole face every time, it will last for about 4 uses. but since i mostly use it on t zone only, it lasts me numerous times. it does help reducing my sebum, but it doesn't as dry as the avocado one. as for the purging, i do get it after a few uses, but i think the acai is better in this purging area. afterward, i can see that it brighten my face as well as reduce my sebum. the brightness, however, is just temporary. i think it really is great for any skin types despite it being a clay mask. it doesn't dry out my skin unlike most clay masks, so even dry skin can try it too. but as for me, i like the acai one better, so i won't purchase the full size. 

this mask comes in regular white sachet with the main ingredient pictured at front. the description at the back is all in japanese. it does smell like rose, but very faintly. all not rose? i don't know.. it just smells floral, and i kind of can't differentiate them. the fit is similar to other types that i've tried before. the rest of the mask is okay for me, but it has weird bottom eye flaps and nose slit that i think doesn't help anything. the chin is slightly bigger as usual. the essence is clear and it's quite generous. but thankfully it doesn't drip down to my chin. it has cooling sensation from the moment i put it on my face. it adheres well too. i used it for about 40 minutes and then i can feel the edges dried quicker and it will make the chin part hanging loose once it starts to dry out. it's definitely moisturising without leaving any sticky residue. this one also gives slightly brightening effect. but it's temporary. this is an okay mask, nothing extraordinary, so it's more suitable for daily use. so don't expect one night wonder from this mask. another reason to try this mask: it's cheap!

Claims: color-light beige, SPF 50+PA+++, skin type normal/oily. i only tried a sample of this. it's supposed to fill the shades gap for those who has lighter skin. it's creamy but not as thick as foundation. it has yellow undertone. it matched my skin but when i put it on full face, it makes my skin slightly pink.  it has medium coverage and it's buildable. it can hide my redness and acne scars but not my dark spots. it has dewy finish. and since it has dewy finish, somehow it melts after a few hours. on hot days, the oil control is really bad, so i don't think it's suitable for hot and humid locations like mine. i don't seem to pick any scent, but perhaps it's so subtle that my bad nose couldn't pick. overall, this is a good bb cream without grey cast in it so you don't have to wait for it to oxidize to match your skin tone. it has dewy finish which i think will be more suitable for dry skin. but for me, i think i'll pass. oh, and if you wonder which one it is, it's the one in orange tube.

claims: peach sake pore serum containing rich sake, peach extract rich in vitamins A and C, and silica powder, this soft essence minimizes shine and the appearance of pores.

it's a milky white gel, not too thick, not too runny and it absorbs quickly into my skin. it has a hint of peachy scent, also sake, quite strong, so probably not for sensitive nose. after being absorbed, i can see that my skin looks smoother. it also helps mattify my skin. pretty good oil control too. i use this at night since i once tried using it in the morning and since my moisturizer is another oil-control product, somehow it doubles the effect and leave my skin dry and flaky. i don't think it helps to shrink the pore. my husband has bigger pores than mine, more oilier skin too. but somehow, this serum makes his skin flaky on his first trial. so probably it will work for normal or combination skin but not on super oily skin? or perhaps you should follow with proper hydrating product afterward. overall, this is a decent serum, worth your money.

i only use sample of this bb cream. i have shade 21 and it works for me. the bb cream is creamy, but thinner than usual foundation. the coverage is medium, it can cover redness and dark circles but not my dark spots entirely. this has dewy finish so it doesn't work well in oil control. my nose will get shiny after about 3-4 hours. plus this one oxidizes over time, but not too much. this is not as grey as my TBS bb cream so i'm thankful for that. i think it's a nice bb cream for dry skin rather than oily skin, but if you like dewy finish, you might like it. as for me, i prefer my M magic cushion from missha.

amabie team sent me this bar sop for free in exchange for honest review. so although i receive it for free, all my thoughts in this review is completely honest. 

the packaging: it comes in a box. i think the box is made of recycled paper, but i can't say for sure. they wrap the soap bar in a plastic. there's a little text at the back of the box, but everything is in japanese so i can't say what it says.

 

the scent: i don't have any idea about moon peach leaves. all i know, reading herbal soap, i was thinking that it might smell like medicine. but thankfully it's not. and don't worry, the scent is very subtle. i try to sniff pretty hard and still i can't decide what kind of scent it is. 

 

the product: the soap is in bar form, and it's circle so it's easy to handle. the size is about my palm, so it's easy to grab and use. i don't have any net or anything else, so i just use my palm to make it bubble. just splash a little bit of water and then rub the soap and it will bubble easily.

 

the result: i can say that it's gentle enough. i was washing my face the other day and accidentally opened my eyes, and this soap doesn't stink me in the eyes. after using this soap, my face feel squeaky clean, but not as squeaky as the sana one. i only use this as second cleanser, although some say that it can remove makeup, but i don't try it. but it can remove non waterproof sunscreen, so i guess it can remove makeup residue (non waterproof one, of course) easily too. as for acne preventing property, i can't say for sure since i don't have any breakouts during testing this soap. although i use some detox masks, none of them causing purging, so i cannot be sure about this. 

overall, this is a decent bar soap. it's gentle, bubbles nicely, doesn't have strong scent, and cleans decently. it's cheap and considering it comes in bar form, it will last for a while. but i'm concern about its hygiene. i don't have any bar soap container so i just put it in open space. i don't know if it will caught any germs since my bathroom is mostly humid. so although it's nice, i won't buy it myself simply because i'm concern about hygiene. that's all. but if you don't mind, you can try it since i think it will be suitable for any skin types. 

i get this essence for free from amabie in exchange for honest review, therefore, even though i got this essence for free, my review is totally honest.

the packaging: it comes in a green cardbox. the lovely ladies at amabie give me their booklet too. the essence itself is in a green glass bottle with a dropper. the dropper is a troublesome for some reviewer that received it earlier than me. by the time i got it, the ladies from amabie sent me video link about the instruction to use the dropper and i followed it and it works. i don't have any problems with the dropper. the trick is to pinch the dropper for a few second so it can suck the essence. the box has similar description as the mask. it has the description and ingredient for all the essence variant. and the only way to know which one that you have is to look for the bullet sticker. i had hard time finding out which one that i got at first, but then i realize the bullet sticker. On the back of the bottle you can see the tiny name written on it, so you can check the type of essence that you have. But other than ingredients list, everything is in mandarin.

 

the scent: okay, i try to sniff it but my nose can't pick any scent. perhaps it has some scent but very subtle.

 

the product: the essence is a milky white with serum-like consistency. since it's thick, i use it in my serum slot. it takes awhile to completely sink in too. but once it's absorbed, it doesn't leave sticky feeling. since it's quite thick and need some time to be absorbed, i only use it at night.

 

the result: the immediate result that i can feel is the moisturizing part. it really boost moisture in my skin. i've been using it every night, replacing my snail AIO, and i can see that my skin is moisturized better with this serum. after almost 3 weeks using this essence, i can see that my skin is plumped too. luckily, i don't have any breakouts during using this essence.

 

i think this is a great essence to boost moisture and plumping your skin. it can work well as anti aging agent. i think it is suitable for any skin types, but for super oily skin, perhaps you might want to use this night time only. like i did. i'm really thankful that i get to try this essence since it works well. unfortunately, i think it's only available in taiwan for now. plus when i checked on their website, the price is $1800 for 30 ml? i don't know if they put wrong currency, but if it's right, then it's very expensive essence that i have slather on my face. thank you amabie for sending it to me.

i got this sheet mask for free from amabie in exchange for honest review. so even though i got this for free, my review will be completely honest.

claims: contains triple moisturizing essences. the unique 3d structure can keep the water in your skin for a long time. 

 the packaging: it comes in green foil packet with description at the back. it's in english and mandarin. unfortunately, the description comes for all 3 masks that they got. and the only way to find out which one that i have is by looking at the bullet sticker in front of the mask's name. quite confusing at first since i didn't know whether they purposely put the sticker there or by mistake. plus, judging from their website, all of the masks have the same design. double confusing.

 

the scent: i think it has fruity scent. it's refreshing for me since most of my sheet masks have floral or wet tissue scent. and don't worry, it's not too overpowering. although the scent will linger as long as i put it on my face.

 

the product: the mask comes with a plastic backing. which i really appreciate since the mask itself is very thin. very thin and stretchy. so thin and stretchy that i'm afraid i might tear it. and the fit is definitely very adjustable since the material is very stretchy. so i guess it will fit anyone. the essence is clear type essence and very generous. there's a little bit left on the packet, but it doesn't enough for soaking another tablet mask. the mask adheres well, but since it has lots of essence and it's very thin, at first it's dragged down especially on chin and upper lip part.

 

the result: i keep the mask on for nearly 40 minutes. i thought it's never going to dry since it's very wet, but after 40 minutes the center part especially the upper lip part started to dry out. but the edge is still moist. i massage the essence and after 1-2 minutes it's dried already. and it doesn't leave sticky feeling. this is unusual since most of my sheet mask that promises lots of moisture usually leave slightly sticky feeling. afterward, i can feel my skin is smoother, bouncier, plumped.

definitely love it and recommend it for everyone to try. but to my surprise, it costs $550/10 pc? (or they put wrong currency in their website?) anyway, if you can get your hands on it, grab one. you won't regret it.

claims: prevents rough skin, firmly tightens your skin. added key ingredients: vitamin e, collagen, hyaluronic acid, arbutin. 

it comes in basic sachet, with white background and the main ingredients pictured at front. there's descriptions at the back, but everything is in japanese. it has a hint of strawberry scent in it, but very faint, which is disappointing since i'm hoping to smell strawberry scent just like my TBS strawberry body butter. the mask is made of slightly thick cotton but very flexible. the fit is similar to other flavors, it has weird bottom eye flaps and nose slits. the forehead is okay but the chin is bigger so sometimes the essence could drip down from the chin part. the essence is clear and generous, a bit dripping at first but not super annoying that i have to lay down the whole time. i can feel cooling sensation when i put it on. it adheres well but when it starts to dry out, the edges loosen up easily especially the chin part. i use it for about 40 minutes and afterward i can feel my skin is moisturised. no sticky residue, and the leftover essence is completely absorbed within 5 minute. it also slightly brighten, but the effect is temporary. this is a decent mask sheet for boosting moisture and slightly brighten your face, and it's cheap so definitely won't hurt your wallet.

claims: ultra long lasting, perfect coverage, high shine finish. the formula stands for professional coverage, unique color brilliance, longer durability as well as high-shine results. free of formaldehyde, toluene or phthalates.

this nail polish comes in chubby bottle just like the base/top coat that i bought along with these. the brush is similar to the base coat's brush which is slightly wider than my usual brush, and it is perfect for me since it helps me to cover my nails in just two swipes. the color coverage is slightly vary, with vibrant colors are more opaque as usual. but everything has good coverage. and it last quite okay with top coat. as for the drying time, i think it's pretty standard. i got 3 colors and i love them all. 

claims: can be used as a base and top coat. fast drying, long lasting formula. unties the protective properties of a base coat with shiny finish of a top coat. the formula fills ridges and creates a smooth nail structure. this practical 2 in 1 product acts as a protective shield, prevents discolorations and extends the durability of colour nail polish.

okay, so i have another 2 in 1 product like this but from another brand, so i will compare between them. it comes in glass-like bottle just like any nail polishes, except this one is transparent. the bottle is quite chubby but it's okay for me. the brush is quite wide and i like it since it can cover most of my nails in one swipe. and this is very fast drying. i will do my left hand and when i do my right, my left will be dried already. as for the longlasting part, i think i will agree on that. usually i only have my nails for 5 days, and during that time, it will be completely chip free. or only slightly. i haven't tried any gel nail polish so i don't know what it's look like. as for comparison with other brand, as base, it feels the same, but catrice is dried quicker. as top coat, it works as well as the other brand. now, i completely forgot about the price, so i can't say which one is cheaper, but it think both are cheap. definitely like this one.

claims: subtle color-dispersion in pastel shades, glossy finish, simple application. lip smoother visibly evens out fine lines around your lips for flawless results. its flock applicator and practical tube packaging guarantee an easy application.

many people say that this is a dupe for clarins, and packaging-wise it's really similar. it comes in a tube, like toothpaste tube. the color of the body is according to the shades color. the applicator is a slanted sponge and you have to squeeze the tube to squirt the product out. there are only 3 shades, and mine is coffee to go, which is brownish nude, perfect for daily use. it has candy scent, sweet and subtle. it's quite opaque for a lipgloss, but not too much. being a lip gloss means it has short staying power. obviously will vanish with eating and drinking and only holds about an hour or so. the more you apply it to your lips the more it will smooth your lips. it really hydrating and all the color will vanish without leaving any lines. plus it tastes sweet too. i accidentally lick it and it tastes nice. definitely worth buying for a quick touch daily.

this sunscreen is quite popular so i decided to grab one while in japan. claims: unique aqua micro capsules with uv block ingredient to provide superior SPF 50+/PA++++ protection while keeping skin cool and refreshed. enriched with hyaluronic acid and citrus essence to hydrate and soften skin. spreads easily and get adsorbed easily without a white cast. 

this sunscreen comes in an upright blue plastic bottle with white screw cap. since i bought this in japan, everything on the packaging was in japanese. it has spout to dispense the sunscreen. it does smell citrusy, but very subtle. the sunscreen is white pearlescent cream, quite watery in consistency. it will drip down my hand if i put it upright. it's easy to spread on my face and quick to absorb too. once it's absorbed it doesn't leave white cast, no sticky feeling either. it gives me semi-matte finish and doesn't mess with my makeup. overall, i have no cons about this sunscreen.

this is one of favorite items from nyx, i've bought it before but unfortunately the shades are not good for daily use for me. but seeing liquid lipstick receiving so much raves, it got me looking into that again and i decided to buy another 3, this time in istanbul, zurich and cannes. my previous shades were antwerp (it was pretty famous and always sold out) and sao paulo. claims: it delivers a burst of creamy color and sets into a stunning matte finish. durable, lightweight and delightfully creamy.

all of these lip creams comes in a plastic tube. the body is colored the same as the shade, while the cap is matte black. the wand is attached to the cap, and it's a doe-foot applicator. i don't have any problem with the want. it can pick enough product for my lips and i can apply it to my lips evenly. at the bottom there's a sticker with a shade name and color. this is one way to check whether yours is fake. the lip cream has a faint bubblegum scent. but not too overpowering. the formula is creamy and it will turn to matte completely but not too quick so you can still put another layer without cracking it. and once it's dried it feels comfortable, not drying at all. and most importantly, it doesn't transfer. one swipe might be enough for bolder color but for zurich and istanbul, i need two sipes for the whole lips. the staying power is pretty standard, about 4-5 hours. this time, i'm happy with my picks. they're more suitable for daily use. and it's perfect for new mom since it won't transfer to your kids when you kiss them. 

this is a moisturizer from the same company that makes the well-known cure aqua peeling gel. originally it was a hand cream made specifically for their workers, but recently they give it as samples when you bought the peeling gel, so it's not for sale. claims: 4 functions in one, makes skin feels smooth and not sticky and maintains moisture. this moisturizer comes in a little white plastic tube, just like a small toothpaste. the design is very simple, like the peeling gel. there's a label but everything is in japanese. and it's only has 30ml of product, which is very small for a moisturizer. this is another scentless japanese product. talking about the texture, it looks like gel, milky white like candle droplets, but when you spread it on your skin, it will turn into water droplets! it absorbs easy to, and i can feel the hydration boost that it gives. for me, at first it didn't provide enough hydration that my skin need, but then my skin can adjust well. but if i have to say, it's not hydrating enough for me. i've tried it as hand cream too, and i have to say i like my TBS hand cream better. sadly, i have to say even this was on sale, i will skip it.

this is another travel size mask that i bought from freeman. claims: peel off mask with super nutrients, gently purges dirt and excess oils from skin for a cleaner, refined surface, perfect for all skin types.

this comes in an irregular shape sachet, with the same design as the full size version. this one comes in a pink sachet. although it's as big as the other travel size sample, this mask only last for two uses only, unlike their clay masks which can last for many uses. i don't think this smells like pomegranate. it think it's more like a sweet/fragrant glue scent, but it dissipates when it's applied on face. the mask itself is a transparent jelly with purplish hue. when you applied it, it will look transparent. but if you move it to a clean clear container, you can see the hint of purple in it. the mask is very sticky, even stickier than sulwhasoo peel off mask. since it's sticky, it's hard to spread on my face. it's also stringy, so it's slightly messy when i tried to put it on my face. i have to pull the container close to my face so it won't drip down on my sink. i think it will easier using a spatula, which i don't have. the mask will dry after about 20 minutes and it peels off easier than sulwhasoo's. it comes in one big piece. afterward i can feel my skin if softer and a little bit brighten, but i don't experience any purging nor breakouts. in comparison to sulwhasoo, this is messier in application, but i like how it brighten my face. i also don't like the glue scent, i prefer the herbal scent from sulwhasoo. and it's cheaper, way cheaper than sulwhasoo. but somehow i like sulwhasoo better. i think this is a good peeling off mask for any beginner, or a budget buyer, or just a mask addict.

i received this mask along with other products from amabie as part of their sweetheart program for free in exchange for honest review. although i received it for free, my review about this mask will be completely honest. 

 

the packaging: just like the cucumber one, this one also comes in white sachet with the tea tree as main ingredient pictured at front. there's a description at the front and back of the sachet.

the scent: okay, since the other tea tree product that i have tried was body shop tea tree treatment, so i don't know which one has the correct tea tree scent. all i can say that this mask doesn't smell like the bodyshop one. so perhaps it has different spectrum of tea tree scent. overall, the scent is not too overpowering, but not something for my taste either.

the product: the mask is similar to the cucumber one. it was made from thick patterned sheet. the fit is also similar as cucumber, with big holes, too big for me. the essence is clear type essence and very generous. the mask is soaking with the mask. initially it drips down to my neck the first time i put it on my face. but no excess in the sachet.

the result: immediately upon putting it on my face i can feel the cooling sensation. i use it for about 40 minutes and the edges started to dry out. then i removed it. afterward i can feel that it moisturizes my skin but moderately. i can say that it soothes my skin slightly, but other than boost hydration, i don't feel and see anything else.

overall, this is just another ordinary mask, that helps boost hydration, but other than that, i don't feel anything else. i think this will suitable for everyone, but perhaps those who have acne or troubled skin will get more benefit from this mask since tea tree is known for its anti-inflammation property.

this mask was sent to me as goodies along with other items to be reviewed, provided by amabie. and although i received it for free, my review will be completely honest. before receiving this mask, i've never heard of the brand, so i'm excited to try it. while searching for it, i was having difficulty to find the description, plus there are several versions so i was confused. but i think this is right description: tencel sheets infused with hydrolyzed collagen. claims: deep sea water for calming hydration, cucumber for refreshing and reviving complexion with instant hydration, calming and soothing skin.

the packaging: i have difficulty to find description about this mask. and while i'm searching, i found out couple versions of this mask. i don't know whether or not it's the same mask, but mine comes in white background with cucumber picture at front and there's an english description at the front and back of the foil.

 

the scent: once i opened the foil, i can smell cucumber scent. being too accustomed of floral scent, this cucumber scent seems weird for me. and it lingers as long as you put it on your face. not that annoying but still weird.

 

the product: the mask is made of thick-patterned cotton sheet. the eyes holes are too big for me so i have to adjust it. luckily it's adjustable. the essence is clear and has more serum-like consistency. it's quite generous but not that dripping wet.

 

the result: i can feel the cooling sensation immediately after putting it on my face. i put it on for about 30 minutes or more and then after taking it off, i can feel it's sticky afterward. but it was gone after massaging the remaining essence. it is moisturizing alright, and i can see some soothing effect going on, but it's temporary.

i think this will suit anyone, especially if you need something soothing and moisturizing. thanks for sending this to me since i don't think it's available in my country.

Etude House

CC Cream

02/14/2017

this is another sample review. when i bought the samples, cc cream was just launched. claims: daily multifunction cream formulated with rock rose extract that improves and treats skin. there are two versions of this cc cream, silky and glow, and mine is silky which will give me matte finish effect. 

the full size product comes in a tube, the silky one is pearl white tube, while the glow is pink tube. the product itself is a white cream. and if you look closely, you can see tiny bubbles in it that will change color according to your skin tone when you smoothened it on your face. it won't change color on other surface. this one gives me more natural color, pretty similar to my skin tone. it also doesn't give me white cast. although the coverage is very sheer, just it's supposed to be. it helps a little to cover my dark circles but it doesn't help with my dark spots. it just evens my skin tone. this one smells good unlike that weirdo herbal thingy from skinfood. although this one gives me matte finish, the oil control doesn't differ much from skinfood and my usual foundation. but i can hold off my powder with this one. luckily i don't experience any breakouts from this one. although this is more preferable than skinfood, i won't buy full size since i still like my bb cream better. but if you have clear and glowy akin and only need minimal coverage, then buy this cc cream.

this is another sample review. when i got this, i was mistaken this cream for another cream. and i have no idea whether it's still available or not. claims: activates moisture energy and maximizes moisture holding power to create moisturized skin, transparent gel texture without oil fills moisture, leaves no shine and oil, controls sebum. soothing and hydrating.

it comes in blue metallic sachet. the product itself is a clear gel, pretty thick in consistency. it's absorbed quickly. i don't smell anything, but perhaps it's just my bad nose. it really leaves no shine on my face, just like my previous loreal icy gel moisturizer. but it also kind of takes away all the glow from my face as well. my skin looks dull. on top of that, it gives me breakout. but it might be me. if this cream is still available, i think it will suitable for combination-oily skin. 

when i was starting using korean skincare, cc cream was just launched. and i was interested so i bought a couple samples for several cc creams available at that time, including this one. the full size and the samples have two versions, but no difference on the formula, just the design of the cover. claims: cc cream is claimed to be makeup and skincare in a bottle. this cc cream claims to improve skin tone, whiteninge, anti-wrinkle, SPF 35++ PA and moisturizing. like i said, there are two versions, one is green and the other is white. the cc cream itself is a beige in color and slightly runnier than my max factor foundation. it's weird since i thought cc cream will be color changing cream, it comes off white and then it will change according your skin tone. but i guess i was wrong. being cc cream, it offers minimal coverage, and it applies to this cc cream. it's very sheer. this cc cream only helps to even my skintone, but the rest of my skin problems, the dark under eye and some dark spots are all still there. it has dewy finish so it makes my skin glow, but nothing that can't be solve by a dab of powder. since it gives me dewy finish, no wonder it doesn't help much with oil control. and surprisingly, it makes me look white. literally. not brightening in some sense, but whitening. like white cast from sunscreen. about the scent, i think it has herbal scent upon opening the sachet but nothing when i put it on my face. some say that it has citrus scent, so i don't know which is true. luckily i only tested a sample since i won't buy the full size due to the shade. only one shade and it's too light for me. i wonder whether it will be suitable for any skin tone.

this is one of my first korean skincare purchases. this sunscreen comes in a orange plastic tube. the opening is okay, just the right size to dispense the product. the sunscreen itself is a white cream. pretty thick. this one is thicker than the other one that contains acaiberry. and it takes longer time to blend it. but it absorbed around the same time as the acaiberry one and left my skin a bit glowing. no white cast. the scent, however, is a standard typical sunscreen scent. since this one contains SPF 50, it doesn't help much with the sebum production. my nose starts to shine after about 3-4 hours (with makeup on top of this sunscreen). overall, this is a decent sunscreen, but not a favorite since it still smells like ordinary sunscreen, which i don't like. and it makes me looks oily faster outdoor. but if you have no problem with sebum and the scent, then you can try it since it's cheap. 

i bought this after i dyed my hair the first time. and before that i straightened my hair. so i thought this oil should help me taking care of my hair. claims: a unique oil formula that transforms dry hair into silk. inspired by the extraordinary power of 6 rare flower oils, it provides incredible nourishment for all hair types and won't weigh your hair down. this hair oil comes in a glass bottle with pump. the oil itself it pretty runny. it smells good and not sticky. it absorbed quickly into damped hair. the problem with it being runny is sometimes it get sprayed everywhere. i have dry hair but oily scalp, so i only apply this oil on my hair shaft. even though i've used shampoo and conditioner, i still use this oil every time i wash my hair and after my hair dry, it becomes shiny and smooth. but if i put too much oil and it gets to my scalp, it will make my hair gets oily fast. i really like this hair oil and recommend you to try it since it's cheap and it works.

claims: renowned for its extreme lasting power, this creamy liner delivers intense pigmentation and precise application in an easy, twist-up tube that never need sharpening.

it comes in a retractable pencil just like loreal one but it was slimmer so it felt a little bit wobbly. the color really show with just one swipe, and creamy just like the gel matic. the lasting power, however, is a different story. it tried it together with the gel matic, and since my lid is oily, somehow nyx one is vanished while the loreal one is still there. when i tried smudging it, after it's set, the loreal didn't budge, but nyx smudged. it can be easily removed by water too. but keep in mind that it doesn't have waterproof label. mine is in gold and i believe they have wide color options too. the price however, is cheaper than loreal. overall, this is a good eyeliner, but i like loreal better.

claims: loreal first gel eyeliner in a pen format, quick, precise and easy application combined with intense matte color pay off for just a stroke of audacity. 24 hours wear, smudge proof, matte finish.

this is my first gel/pencil eyeliner. i bought two of them, the black and blue. it comes in retractable pen, you can twist the bottom part to get the eyeliner out. but i don't think there's a sharpener at the bottom. the color payoff is great. only one stroke and the color will show up nicely. but i've used it over eyeshadows, and it tells different story. the blue one works just fine over eyeshadow. but the black one falls short. i don't know what went wrong but it dried. when i tried to put it over eyeshadow, the color won't show. but when i drew on my hand, it worked fine. but then it became streaky and even though i've tried to warm it up before using it, it didn't work so i tossed it even before finishing it. the blue one worked fine until it broke and i dropped some of it, and then i finished the rest of it. the first pencil eyeliner that i've managed to finish. there are 6 colors at that time, black, brown, gold, silver, blue and turqoise, so i think it has enough options for everyone. the price however, i think it's slightly expensive considering this is a drugstore product and it's an eyeliner that you can toss after a period of time. but it was a good buy and i'm satisfied with it.

i only tried a sample of this foundation that my sister kindly get me from sephora. claims: coverage without compromise, our weightless formula blurs imperfections for a flawless finish that feels invisible, but looks professionally retouched. i got mine in 1.0. i didn't know the shades categories before receiving the sample, so i didn't know that there are 0 endings and 5 endings. different number endings for different undertones. for me 1.0 seems like a good match. it sure does weightless, but the coverage are very minimal. one of my skin problem is redness, and this one is very sheer. it even make my skin looks slightly pink. i have layered it over and over again but it didn't change. it held for about 4 hours before my nose started to shine. and fortunately it didn't break me out. but for that price, i won't recommend it to anyone who's looking for a medium coverage. if you're okay with pricey foundation with sheer coverage (like cc cream), then buy this. otherwise, keep your money in your wallet. 

claims: revitalizes with vitamin b3, olay whitening complex (vitamin b3, mulberry extracts, vitamin c) that actively reduces spots and evens out skin tone while you sleep and nourishes. i don't know if this cream is available world wide since some brands have regional products, so it only sells in certain countries. this cream comes in a glass pot with metallic top. the cream is ivory and runnier than the total effects night cream. it also didn't smell as nice as total effect one. it absorbs quickly and didn't leave sticky feeling. however, besides moisturizing, i didn't see any brightening effect from this cream. this cream is a part of their white radiance line, so maybe, you have to use the whole line to see better result. for me, i don't think it's worth repurchasing since i don't like the scent. but if you want to try it, then try it since it's quite cheap compared to other whitening night cream.

i bought this when i visited my sister in singapore. cetaphil is famous for their gentle cleanser, so when i saw one, i decided to grab one and try it. i bought the oily skin cleanser one. claims: effective cleansing for oily, combination or blemished skin. its gentle foaming action removes oil, dirt, skin debris and makeup without leaving your skin dry and without tightness that results from soap-based cleanser. it comes in a plastic bottle. there are two sizes, the big one comes with a pump, while the smaller one, the one that i bought only comes with normal flip top. the cleanser is transparent and it can foams enough. it really didn't cause tightness just as advertised and it cleanses alright. the one thing that i didn't like is the smell. it smells like medicated cleanser. really put me off. i didn't know the pH of this cleanser since i don't have any pH strip. so if you have oily skin and looking for gentle cleanser, you might want to try it.

i got this after i find it useless to learn contouring using elf bronzer. i don't have any beauty blender so i decided to get powder one, and not the stick or cream one. there are no sleek counter here in indonesia so i had to buy this online. claims: a duo compact with a contour powder perfect for contouring cheekbones and a shimmer highlighter perfect for illuminating your face giving you that perfect flawless finish. there are 3 shades, and i got the light one.

it comes in black compact case, with a mirror inside. the contouring powder is bigger than the highlighter. there's also a small booklet that gives you the instructions on how to do contouring using this kit. both are not too powdery like elf one. the highlighter is shimmery but it gives a nice shine to my face and not that silly glittery shine. the bronzer is not orange, warm and dark enough to contour. it can be blended using brush. i think it's a good starter to learn contouring since the color payoff is better than elf bronzer, but it can be blended nicely. 

this is probably my very first bb cream. claims: a multi-action makeup base which creates fairer-looking skin in an instant and conceals, soothes and protects. can be used alone as moisturizer for oily skin types, over day time moisturizer for drier skin type or under makeup to provide and added layer of confidence and protection. when i bought it, bb creams are considered a new player in base makeup area, and there are a lot of bb cream types, so i bought this since it was closest match to my skintone.

it comes in a plastic tube with a tip to dispose the bb cream. i didn't notice distinctive scent. the shade was okay for me, but considering this is the first generation bb cream, it tends to be greyish on me. the coverage is medium, it can cover redness and some acne scars, but not my dark spots. this one has spf inside, so it can make your skin a little bit oily. i used this for 2 hours and it worked just fine. but if i used this outdoor on hot days, it will melt easily, especially on t zone area. this one only has one shade, so perhaps it might be suitable for medium to fair skin only. i didn't know if this bb cream is still available nowadays. 

this is supposed to be benefit porefessional's dupe. claim: it instantly refine pores, the gel texture instantly vanish pores. create matte finishing, smooth and protect skin. this primer comes in a green plastic tube with a screw top. looks like an eye cream. the primer is clear gel, and it spreads easily on my skin. i can feel slippery feeling after applying it on my skin, and the feeling is never gone. i can see that my pores is smoothen, it reduces the appearance of the pores, but not shrinking it all the way. this is the weird part. when i put foundation or bb cream on top, i can still feel my t zone being greasy, but when i looked at the mirror, it looked matte. definitely hate the feeling so i ditch it halfway. although it's cheap, i think i'd better find something else. but some loves it, so probably it might be different for you. 

Nails Inc

The editors

01/27/2017

i got this nail polish set from my sisters couple christmas ago. it has 5 nail polishes inside. claims: perfect blend of foil, glitters, new and best selling shades to ensure you fingers are always on trend. the colors are south kensington (new silver foil effect), chelsea embankment (gold glitter), marylebone lane (ruby red glitter), porchester square (mushroom nude), park lane mews (deep wine). the bottles are transparent so you can see the color of the nail polishes. the brush are okay, although it's thinner than OPI. the colors are okay, although i seldom use the foil one since it looks ridiculous. the glitter one are hard to apply since it tends to overlap. perhaps i should use sponge to dab it. the mushroom nude is my favorite, it's now what it's called slightly grey-nude. the second favorite is the wine red one. one thing that i don't like is it dries quite fast in their bottle. the glitter and foil are the ones that go dry easier. while the mushroom nude and the wine are quite okay and last for some time. 

i think this line is discontinued right now, but back then, it was supposed to be a combination of lip balm and lipstick. it will give your lips some color while moisturizing it. i bought 5 of them, berry smoothie, tutti frutti, peach parfait, sweet tart and macaroon. the packaging is like ordinary lipstick, only the cap is made of patterned plastic that has the color of the lipstick. it will you grab your lipstick easier since you don't have to check the label. i don't think it has any scent. berry smoothie is a nice berry color, very subtle so it's suitable for daily use and suitable for all skin tone. tutti frutti is medium orange. at first swipe it will be very sheer, but as you put layers on, you will notice bright orange on your lips. although i'm fair, it looks funny on me, perhaps those with medium skin will be more suitable. peach parfait is deceiving. on the ads, it looks pretty vibrant on emma stone. when i put it on, it's a very sheer coral shade. suitable for everyday and more on fair skin end. it will wash out darker skin since it's quite sheer. sweet tart is a bright vibrant pink, almost fuchsia, so one swipe is enough. cherry tart is a blue based red but subtle. while macaroon is your now-on-trend brick/dusty color. all of them are mostly sheer, but some colors are vibrant. all of them are moisturizing, which made them very easy to transfer and vanish. since all of this lipstick are sheer, i think it will be suitable for any makeup beginner. but since it's very easy to vanish, you might want to think again if you hate reapplying your lipstick.

i've bought a revlon lipgloss before and i like it since it gives me subtle color with enough gloss, so i decided to buy another one when they changed the packaging. and since usually glosses are quite subtle, i decided to buy the red one, fatal apple.

claims: silky gloss that boosts hydration and plumps lips with moisture for a colorful glamorous shine. it comes in a round plastic tube like usual glosses. the body is transparent so you can see the color of the gloss. the wand has a doe foot applicator, like any other glosses. fatal apple is a bright red gloss. it did show off the color, pretty vibrant but not that punchy-red, so it's perfect for a red-lip beginner. and don't hope for long lasting, after all, it's only lip gloss. it will vanish with eating and drinking. and just like most glosses, it feels a little bit sticky. as for scent, i don't smell anything. so far it's okay for me, since it's cheap, it does what it's supposed to do. give a subtle color to your lips and gives a little bit moisture, but nothing else. 

this is their new range from their superlustrous lipstick, the shine one. i think it supposed to replace their lip butter range. there are 9 shades in this range, and mine is pink sizzle. the packaging is the same as their ordinary superlustrous range, the plastic black tube and you have to twist the tube to get the lipstick out. there's a label with the shade number and name at the bottom. it glides smoothly on my lips, but since this one has the similar characteristics with the lip butter one, it needs more than couple swipes to get the color shown. they claims that this one is moisturizing like lip butter, but i think lip butter is more moisturizing. as for the staying power, since it's supposed to be a combination between lipstick and lip balm, obviously it didn't stay long, it will vanish after eating and drinking. and somehow it sets into lines. pink sizzle itself is a medium pink, which i think will suitable for all skin tone and perfect for daily use. but somehow, i get bored with it and i think it makes me look yellow. fortunately, it is cheap. 

ELF

Elf Golden Bronzer

01/24/2017

this is another items that i first bought from elf. and my first bronzer too. actually i have no idea how to use a bronzer, and when i bought it, i've just started to learn about makeup, so i have no idea about the right kind of bronzer for my skintone. there are three options of this bronzer, and i was torn between golden and cool since i heard that cool is more suitable for contouring since it's matte. but golden is pretty subtle so it was better for fair skin, so somehow i decided to buy golden. it comes in black plastic compact case with mirror inside. there are 4 small rectangular area inside. the upper left is a golden shimmer shade, upper right is a peachy shade. lower left is an ivory shade, lower right is brown shimmery shade. when all four combined together, it will give a golden shimmery glow. very beautiful and subtle. tooooo subtle actually. it was powdery and buttery, but more on powdery side. and the color payoff is too subtle. but the shimmer can still be seen easily. so i have to be careful not to look like clown when i use this. unfortunately, i don't quite like it since it was too subtle, so i quite disappointed with this one.

ELF

Eyelid Primer

01/24/2017

this was one of my first elf purchases. i've read tons of good reviews before buying this one, so i have high hopes. the claim: preps your eyelid for smoother, longer lasting and crease proof eyeshadow. the lightweight liquid formula quickly absorbs into skin for comfortable wear and increases eye color longevity. this one comes in plastic tube with the wand attached to the top. the wand has doe foot applicator that is similar to lipglosses. the tube is quite opaque so i can't see it through. too bad since i can't see how much left inside the tube. this one is "sheer" and when i applied it looks like champagne beige on me but once i dab it, it blended nicely on my eyelid. when i bought this, i didn't try it with any eyeliner, so i only tried it with eyeshadows. both light and dark color eyeshadows have better color payoff when used with this primer. and certainly lasts longer with this primer too. another bonus: it's super cheap! definitely recommend this for any beginner since it won't bleed your wallet. 

once again i was chosen as one of amabie sweethearts and they sent me a couple of products for me to try and review them for free. but let me remind you that even though i got the products for free, all my reviews are completely honest.

the packaging: it comes in a plastic tube with a flip top. the tube is clear and even though there's a label on it, you still can see the green facial wash inside. no seal on the opening of the bottle when i received it. i don't know if that's the condition from the factory or that's happened only to mine after it being checked by customs.

the scent: i was afraid that this one will smell funny since it has neem and turmeric. i was thinking that it might smell like spices.. food spices. but i was wrong. it smells like antiseptic soap, not like dettol, but still like antiseptic. not too strong either so it doesn't bother me. plus once it lathers up, i can't smell the scent anymore.

the product: the facial wash is a green gel. pretty plain. and it bubbles enough. now, i'm sorry that i don't have any pH strip, so i can't tell you the pH of this facial wash. i think it will be important since this facial wash claims to prevent acnes. so if you have any information regarding its pH, please let me know. and if you're avoiding SLS, this facial wash also doesn't contain SLS, parabens and phthalates.

the result: it cleanses okay, i don't think it can remove makeup, but it will help clean makeup residue. i can feel that this one doesn't strip my skin. i don't feel the squeaky clean feeling which is good and i like it. since i have time limit to review this facial wash, i only have 2 weeks to use it, and during that time, i do get breakouts from using peter roth irish black moor mask, but it clears up after 3 days. and my second time using the mask, i didn't get any breakouts again. 

 

i think this facial wash is gentle enough. it doesn't strip my skin and it cleanses well. i'm not bothered by the scent, however some might not like it since it smells weird. it doesn't have SLS, parabens and phthalates. and i can't say anything for sure about the prevention of pimples, since i do experience breakouts from using detox mask. but it help speeding up the clearing process. and i don't experience any other pimples due to other factors, so i think it might help in some way. another good reason for buying this: it's cheap. really cheap.  i do recommend those who have sensitive skin to try this, although every skin type can try it too. but not for those sensitive nose.. as for me, definitely will put this one on my facial wash rotation. i'm glad that it's available here in indonesia and with such price! thank you amabie for giving me the opportunity to try this facial wash. 

i got this mask as one of the goodies that amabie sent me along with the kailijumei lipstick. although i received this for free, my review will be completely honest. i'm sorry for the late review since i misplace it somewhere. i've just moved into my new house when i received this so it got misplaced somehow. anyway, this mask promises to hydrate and lift your skin. it will brighten and moisturize your skin.

the packaging: it comes in white-pink sachet with the picture of the duo lifting mask at the front and description at the back, unfortunately all text is in mandarin. that's why i get difficulty to find out what type of mask this is.

the scent: all i can say that it doesn't smell like wet tissue and more like floral scent. not overwhelming so it was pleasant to use this mask.

the product: it's made of thick but stretchy cotton. it has two ear loops, one from the face part and the other one from the chin part. at first i thought it won't fit my face, but surprisingly it did. the double ear loops make sure that the mask won't budge even though you walk and jump around your house while using this mask. for me the fit is okay but the nose part is lifted a bit since i have to pull the ear loops a bit. the essence is milky white and very generous. there's excess but i don't know whether it's enough for another table mask or not. luckily the essence doesn't drip at all. since the ear loops also have essence, it makes my hair wet and irritates the back of my ears which make them itchy. it can last about 40 minutes and the edges' still wet. but after taking it off, it only took 5 minutes to dry completely.

the result: the first thing that i noticed after taking the mask off is the firming feeling. more like tightening all over my face. then i see the brightening effect. although not as bright as the annie's but it's still visible for me. as for the moisturizing, i don't quite feel it. in fact, it will give you matte finish, which is weird.

overall, this is fun to use if it didn't make my ears itchy. but i will try more from this one if i can get my hands on them. thank you amabie for giving me this mask!

ever since i saw the advertisement, i wanted to try it but living in my country is suck since it will take forever until the new product released in my country. so when i went to japan and saw this, i grabbed this instantly. the tube is chubby like any maybelline mascaras. the difference is the color, this one is rosy gold. now, mine is the non waterproof formula. be careful though since the waterproof version has similar design. the wand is similar to loreal butterfly mascara which i loved. it was made of plastic and each bristles can be seen easily. and it doesn't pick up too much product that might clump my eyelashes. the wand has two sides, one has slightly longer and curved bristles while the other has short comb-like bristles so it's supposed to help curl and lengthen your eyelashes. it really helps separate my eyelashes. i don't experience any clumping if the mascara is still wet. but if you apply more coat after it's dried completely, it might clump. it does help lengthen my eyelashes so i use it on my lower lashes as well. but it might be uncomfortable to use on lower lashes because the weird shape wand. as for the volume, i don't think it help much in the volume department. i've tried using it without curling my eyelashes first, and i think it doesn't help curling my eyelashes. you still have to curl your eyelashes beforehand. i don't use this all day, but for around 3-4 hours, there's no flakiness caused by this mascara. since it's not waterproof, it comes off easily too. so definitely love this mascara.

this toner comes in a white plastic bottle with flip top. no english text, only japanese. this is the second or third japanese products that i've tried, and all of them have no scent at all. it's good for those who are sensitive with fragrance. and just like other toner, it looks like water and has the same consistency as water. but when i apply it on my face, i can feel that it's slightly slippery and slightly sticky. but keep tapping it and then the sticky feeling will be gone. this one is famous for its hydration considering it has 3 different types of hyaluronic acid. and i have to agree that it really gives me moisture so my skin feels soft and bouncy and keep it hydrated all day. but it becomes boring. luckily, it's cheap so perhaps you might want to try it yourself. but for me, i will change it for FTE since FTE will give me brightening and hydrating effect in one product.

description: refreshing gel face mask infused with real rose petals, rose essence, rosehip oil and organic community trade aloe vera. it's formulated without parabens, paraffin, silicone or mineral oil. reveal skin that's replenished with moisture and visibly smooth with a youthful dewy appearance. 

it comes in a big glass jar with screw top. since it comes in a glass jar, it's heavy so it's not travel-friendly. it doesn't come with any spatula or anything to scoop the mask out. you can use your finger or your own brush. this one is really fragrant, it has floral scent, but i'm not sure whether it's rose scent or not. the mask is a jelly type, it will wiggle if you shake the jar. for me, it looks like strawberry jam. now, they say that there's a real rose petals inside, but all i can see is a reddish pink speck. don't know if it's rose petals or not. it's easy to scoop out of the jar, but since it's quite runny, it will spill back easily to. but not runny enough so it won't slide on your face. i have to put quite generous amount of this mask otherwise it will dry on my face. i wait for about 15 minutes then wash it off. it's easy to wash off. after using this mask several times, i can feel that my skin is softer and more supple. although it works, i think this mask is overpriced. i can get the same hydration from innisfree capsule recipe pack. but it's still a lovely mask and if you're vegetarian, this mask is safe for you since it's 100% vegetarian. as for me, probably after finishing this one, i won't repurchase. 

claim: contains 3 times more of highly moisturizing ingredient lipidure. it's also rich in royal jelly extract and sweet marjoram to keep your skin smooth, hydrated, and rich. the new sheet is easy to unfold and it stays on the skin with a softer touch. no slit in the sheet as it's made to fit the contours of the average asian face.

like other lululun masks, this one comes in pack. mine is 7 masks in a blue ziplock pack. there's another option, the 42 which comes in a box. unfortunately, no english text, only japanese. i don't know if my nose is messed up, but when i sniff it, it smells like naturie hatomugi skin conditioner, which is weird. the mask is made from thin cotton mask, thinner from my usual korean mask. the fit is okay for me, but the cheek part is slightly narrow for me, but it's okay. the essence is a clear type essence and quite generous. there's still excess after i finished all of it. but it wasn't enough for another tablet mask. i can feel the cooling sensation the moment i put it on my face. and it's quite moisturizing. more than the pink one, but less than etude's collagen mask. i can also see some soothing effect since it removes the redness on my face that was caused by freeman mask. it's nice to keep this around since it's perfect for everyday use. really recommend for every skin type. 

i got this pact from a giveaway, but my review here will be completely honest. i don't know how the packaging will be if you bought it yourself, but as for me, i received the pact in a patterned cardbox, while the pact itself is all black with letter M on top. inside there's a mirror and dotted surface and a button at the bottom to push the cc/bb cream out. and a beauty sponge. i didn't receive any refill from the cushion nor the sponge, but perhaps if you bought it yourself, you might get a refill. now, since the cream will come out from the dotted surface and not from cushion like any other cushion, the refill will be bulky since you have to remove the entire bottom compartment of this pact. on the bright side, it's more hygienic since you can control the amount of cream that you need so there won't be any excess on top which will make the pact still clean. and no damp cushion so don't worry for those germ-phobic. once i push the cream out, i can smell fragrant scent that will still linger after i put it on my face. if you're sensitive to fragrance, this might bother you. this pact only comes in two shades, 21 and 23, and mine is 21 (i am usually NC 15). it matches me perfectly. it has medium coverage, it can cover my redness but not my acne scars completely. the puff also works well, although i still prefer missha's one. this one gives dewy finish, so when i like it matte, i will powder my t zone. it will last for about 3-4 hours indoor, and will vanish quicker outdoor. it's a good cushion, especially since it's more hygienic. but it won't be suitable for many people since it only comes in two shades and has fragrance in it. plus it's kind of bulky so it's not that travel friendly compared to other cushion. other than that, i suggest you try it. 

in order to celebrate new year, i decided to dye my hair on new year's eve. i bought this when i went to japan last july, and i didn't have the chance to try it until now. actually i was looking for the raspberry or rose tea brown, but i couldn't find it there so i decided to get the elegant peach one. 

it comes in a cardboard box, with the shade color on top and instruction at the back. unfortunately, everything is in japanese, even i have to google translate to find out the name of the shade when i bought it. inside, there are two bottles, a pair of latex gloves, instructions, and a card to spread the product for allergy test. instructions are in japanese, but there's pictures, or you can just youtube it. there's also a sachet of a rinse off after treatment, which is probably a conditioner. now, i'm concerned about the scent since i have a little baby, i was afraid that it might bother my kids. but afraid not, since it turns out it doesn't have that strong ammonia scent. the first bottle is dark, which i think is the dye. and the second bottle is transparent, so i think it's the diluent. all you have to do is pour the first bottle's content into the second one and turn it upside down about 5 times before replacing the cap with the pump that's available. start with dry hair, comb it first so no tangled hair. don't forget to put a cape or unused towel on your shoulder and put balm on your skin near your hairline, ear, and neck so it won't stain. pump the hair dye on your palm and lather the bubble on your hair, start from the parting down to the ends. then after spreading the bubble all over your hair, put it into a big bun on top on your head and leave it for 30-40 minutes. i waited for 30 minutes then wash my hair and put the rinse off treatment. i don't know what went wrong, but unfortunately, the color didn't show that vibrant. i might say that it's less vibrant than i was expected. but outside, the result is pretty clear. and i'm glad that the color applied evenly all over my hair. definitely recommend this for those who want to dye their hair themself, at home, and for any beginners. it's super easy to use and no fuss. recommend more if you're asian since i've read somewhere that it's formulated for asian hair. so will try other shades too after i'm bored being a reddish brown head.

the claim: prevent rough skin and tightens firmly the skin. suitable for dry and oily skin. 

this mask comes in regular sachet, white background with the ingredients pictured at front. when i open it, i don't smell alcohol, unlike other masks, but i can't specify what kind of scent it is. the mask is quite thick and somewhere between rigid and stretchy. the fit is ridiculous. it has eye flaps from the bottom part! pretty weird, if you ask me. thankfully it has slits so you can adjust the mask on your face. the essence is clear type essence and quite generous, no excess though. the moment i put it on my face, i can feel the cooling sensation. i put it on for about 40 minutes and it's still moist on the edges. after taking it off, it only takes 5 minutes to be dry completely. i can feel that it hydrates my skin without making it sticky. i can't say anything about brightening though. it's an okay mask, feels like korean masks that i've used before. perhaps because it's manufactured in the same factory as some korean brands. i think it will suitable for all skin type. don't hesitate to grab this since it's cheap.

I only tried a travel size of this. the claim: clay mask helps absorbs oil, clarify and clear clogged pores. a quick fix for dulling skin, draw impurities from skin and clean out clogged pores. the travel size comes in an irregular shape sachet and it's quite big compared to other samples. one thing that i like about freeman masks is their mask smells nice, and this one too, but i can't specify what kind of scent it is, i think it's floral, but i'm not sure. the other thing to love about freeman masks is their color. every mask comes in vibrant and lovely color. this one is teal. vibrant and lovely. the mask itself is creamy, creamier than avocado one in fact. and it spreads easily and wash off easily too. i can feel cooling sensation when i put it on my face. if i keep using it to my whole face, one sachet will last for about 4-5 uses, but since i only use it on t zone only, it gives me more than 4-5 uses. and it doesn't dry out even when i transfer it to a clean container. this one will definitely pulls out gunk and impurities from your pores. so be careful not to use this before any important event. the first time i used this, i experience purging, but nothing on the second one, and the next one. afterwards, i can feel it cleans my pores, reduce my sebum. so i have to moisturize heavily afterwards since i use this at night. definitely love this. i like how it makes my skin refreshed. i always reach this when i think my skin needs some lift. my favorite combo is using this on t zone and the body shop rose mask on the rest of my face. the last thing to love about freeman masks is they're cheap! so definitely recommend this to every one. 

i received this mask from amabie for free, and in return, i have to review it honestly, so everything that i say here is completely honest. claim: revitalizing jelly masks treat skin to continuous moisture combined with a whitening effect to minimize dark spots and even out skin tone for a fair and translucent complexion. 

the packaging: okay, the full size comes in a big tub. but i got a sample/travel size, which is in a plastic sachet and the exact label as the full size one. and there's instruction on the sachet in english. which is great since i don't know what this mask is.

 

the scent: if you don't sniff pretty hard, then you can't smell anything. but since i did, i can smell silicony/plastic scent, which is kind of disappointing me since i was hoping for a relaxing mask, probably with nice subtle scent to end my day..

 

the product: the mask is transparent jelly. it looks like jelly, feels like jelly. so i'd better be careful with it since i got two very curious toddlers around. can't risk having them taste the mask! anyway, i've read somewhere that you can get a spatula if you purchased the full size jar, but since i only got a sample, i don't have any spatula. and let me tell, the spatula is essential. first, the application is way better if you're using spatula. you need to spread it thickly and evenly, and i've tried using my finger and it didn't work well. didn't try using a brush since i think the jelly might slip within the brush's hair and it will it difficult to rinse. second, the instruction said to leave it for about 15-30 minutes and then scrape the mask off using spatula. yes, you have to scrape it, and i've also read that you might accidentally scrape off blackheads and whiteheads as well. since i don't have any spatula for mask, i use tiny spatula that was meant to scoop out my cream (i have spare..), and since it was tiny, it wasn't ideal, but it helped. i can scrape the mask off, but unfortunately since it isn't big enough, i don't get to scrape off any blackheads. i don't have whiteheads at the moment, so no whiteheads being scraped off too. okay, since i don't use spatula to put it on my face, it's difficult to get it to the thickness as suggested. some areas are thinner than the other part, which resulted in uneven drying time. some even too thin that it dried up like a peeling mask. i don't know why, but i feel a little bit of heat and tightening feeling after i put this mask for a while. and i can feel that the mask is drying on my face, but i can still touch the wobbly jelly on the surface, which is a weird experience for me. one sample contains 40 ml of this mask, and i think i use half of it. 

 

the result: the immediate result that i saw was the brightening effect. although i often say that i'm too pale to see any brightening result, but this one is pretty clear. after scrape and wash it off with water, i can see it brightens my face. as for the moisturizing property, i rate it average, not too moisturizing for me.

 

note: i managed to persuade hubby to try this mask since he had worse skin than me. but i inspect his skin, and he doesn't have pimples or apparent blackheads, so it's kinda difficult to judge the mask's effectivity. however, he has redness and a few fatty bumps, and when i scrape the mask off, the bumps loosened and the fat tissue popped. and then he usually has to pinch his nose really hard to get the fat tissue out from his pores, but after using this mask, it gets out easier. and obviously, less redness and more brightness. he looks white! but unfortunately he didn't want me to take his picture. so i can't show you the result.

 

so i definitely recommend you to try this mask if you have the money to splurge since this mask is quite expensive. and even though the label said that his mask is for dry skin, i think it will suitable for oily or combination skin too. no wonder this one becomes best-sellers. my only problem with this mask is the spatula. it really need a spatula to use and scrape off this mask, other than that, i really like this mask.

disclaimer: i got this mask from amabie to be reviewed for free, and in exchange i have to write an honest review about it, so my review will be totally honest.

first of all, i never heard foodaholic and i never tried any 3D masks, so i'm glad i got this mask since it's new for me. what it claims: red ginseng extract to recovers damaged skin and helps to maintain the skin healthy and glow. red ginseng to help restore skin strength after being damaged by stress, pollution, debris and weather. if you have experienced harsh weather or environment or would like to relax after a long day of work, this mask will be sure to cure you from your troubles. also helps maintain firmness and smoothness. benefits: nourishes, improves elasticity, revitalizes, help the skin's metabolism, restores skin, relaxing, maintain firmness, smoothens skin.

the packaging: it comes in regular sachet with the main ingredient pictured at front. so obviously for this one is ginseng. and there's english text at the back as well as the instruction. and it's not ridiculous unlike SNP one.

 

the scent: ugh.. let me remind you before you decide to buy this, it has STRONG ginseng scent. really strong. after i rip the sachet off, the ginseng scent hit my nose instantly. just like my ryeo hair pack, this one has similar scent. and it lingers, which is annoying since i have to keep it on my face for about 20-30 minutes. it makes me dizzy at first actually.

 

the product: this is my first experience with 3D mask. thanks to the slit around the mask, i can fit it nicely on my face. although the nose part is too pointy for me. i think it will be too pointy for most asian. but other than that it's okay. it's made of cotton but it's not as stretchy as etude or innisfree. the essence is clear type essence, and it's enough. drenching the mask without making it dripping all over me. there's a cooling sensation when i put it on my face. i use it for about 25 minutes and the cheek and chin part has dried but the forehead is still wet. after i take it off, it only take a couple minutes for the essence to soak in.

 

the result: since i only have one mask, definitely can't say anything about firmness. but i have to agree that it will nourish my skin since it's moisturizing enough. i can feel my skin a lit bit sticky but after awhile it will be gone. and i also believe it revitalizes my skin too. i can see it's a little bit brighten after using this mask, but i think the effect is temporary.

 

so if you like ginseng and not worry about strong-scented mask, then try it. or you can try their other option from this line. 3d mask is a good option for those who hate the short nose part from ordinary mask sheet. as for me, i won't purchase this one since i can't stand the scent and i'm afraid my kids will too. but thank you amabie for giving me the opportunity to try this mask! 

 

this is another product from the first line from nature republic. the first line is their fermented line. the claims: it includes fermented yeast extract and herb complex. naturally fermented ingredients revitalize skin. moisturizing, tightening, cleansing dead skin cells, and controlling sebum. brightens skin and vitamin capsule brightens overall tone. the ampoule essence is supposed to be use after the essence. i only use a sample of this, and it comes in simple design, just white background with just the text on it. the full size product however, has similar design as other fermented products from other brand. although it's a fermented product, it doesn't smell like one. in fact, i think it smells like medicated gel cream. and it is a clear gel cream, pretty thick for an essence. normally an essence is quite runny, watery or slightly more viscous than water, but this one is different. but it's absorbed quickly and doesn't leave sticky feeling afterwards. i'm glad that i don't experience any breakouts from using this, no purging too. since i only use a sample, all i can say that it helps maintain my skin moisture level, but no brightening effect. perhaps it needs longer time to prove its brightening property. i think this one will suitable for all skin types. and it's cheaper from the famous SK II, so you might want to try it if you're looking for a dupe. 

i was planning to buy the etude house eyebrow pencil, but i read somewhere that it's going to be discontinued, so i decided to buy this instead, and i have to say i'm not disappointed. it's a triangular automatic eyebrow pencil so you can adjust the angle to make the inner eyebrows thick and the outer part thin. soft texture that completely adheres to the eyebrows and more powerful long lasting abilities. it comes in a dual automatic eyebrow pencil, one side is pencil and the other side is a spoolie. it's practical and easy to use, very helpful for a beginner like me. it comes in 5 shades, and mine is black brown so it's pretty dark, but it's okay since i have dark hairs as well. i have to agree about the long lasting part, but when it's freshly applied, it's smudged easily so i can remove any mistakes instantly. overall, it's easy to use and it comes with spoolie so i can soften any harsh lines with the brush. it's really similar to etude's so i think it's a great substitute. 

this is another sample review. the gold caviar line from skinfood is targeted for anti aging. be careful though since there's a gold caviar collagen line with similar design. what this serum claims: a total care serum that takes care of the wrinkles, nutrients, resilience, and moisture at the same time with the russian caviar extracts and gold ingredients. the full size comes in a luxurious bottle. the gold caviar has gold and cream color while the gold caviar collagen has purplish tone. so be careful to read the label since the design is really similar. the serum smells good. fragrant but very subtle and comforting. it's a whitish gel cream, and i think the consistency is similar to laneige sleeping pack, but more toward gel consistency. it's absorbed quickly and doesn't feel sticky afterwards. i only use this serum at night and using a sample can't make me to judge about the anti aging property. although it's moisturizing without making my skin greasy. i can feel my skin softer and more supple so i guess it will help prevent wrinkles. and although skinfood is a middle range price, this line is slightly pricier.

i always in the search for a decent eye cream, and this one is pretty famous when i start my journey into korean skincare. the claims: containing arbutin and the extracts of omega 3-rich salmon roe produced in hokkaido japan, this eye creams brightens and relieves dark circles around the eyes. it comes in a glass tube without any spatula. and it's 30 g. it's too much for me. so it feels like forever using this eye cream. i don't think it has any scent. the cream is a dusty pink, pretty thick and it took ages to be absorbed. i even pat it like crazy every night, that's why i can't use it in the morning. it doesn spreads easily like water but it doesn't sink in. although it has brightening label, it doesn't give any instant brightening effect. and i have to admit it does help fighting for dark circles in long term. although it's pretty thick, it's not so moisturizing. so i don't think it will help fighting against fine lines. so i won't buy it again, but perhaps it might work for you since there are a lot of people who love this cream.

this capsule pack is perfect for people like me who get bored easily since you can get 2-3 usages from a single recipe pack and you can move on to other type faster. this is the description from the website: a strawberry yogurt mask to brighten and hydrate skin. exfoliate and moisturize skin with strawberry yogurt ingredients. enriched sizzling formation provides skin solutions. wash-off pack after rolling massage on skin. 

so, it comes in a cute little capsule and after opening it, you can slip the cover to a little slit. but it's not ideal since it might open again and dry the mask. i think it will be great if it comes in a resealable packaging. the texture of the mask really similar to yogurt. and it smells like one too. it's hard to resist myself not to lick it. it spreads easily on my face and i never had any other wash off mask other than the clay mask so i was a little bit confuse when i used it. i was hoping it will dry out on my face but it didn't. after washing it off, i notice that it really hydrates my skin. i feel my skin become supple and moist. after couple usages, i can notice the brightening effect too. although i don't think the brightness doesn't last long. i think it's ideal for any skin types  but perhaps for oily skin, you might want to adjust your night regime after using this mask. overall, it's fun to use this mask. i will try other types as well. 

this mask contains superfood acai berry extract, essential fatty acids and various vitamins, providing antioxidants to deliver young and healthy skin. it comes in standard sachet that has the picture of the main ingredients in front of the sachet. i can't say anything about the scent, it's nothing weird though and no wet tissue scent too. i don't know how acai berry should smell like so i don't know whether it's an acai berry scent. the fit is okay for me, though it's slightly smaller than innisfree one. the essence is pretty generous but not too much. it dries up after 15-20 minutes. the acai berry one is supposed to deliver young and healthy skin, but since i only use it once, all i can say that it makes my glowy and moist my skin. a pretty standard mask.

this is the upgraded version from the famous etude house wonder pore freshner 7 in 1, which is the 10 in 1 version. the 7 in 1 offers benefits like removes leftover makeup, lightly acidifies skin to optimal pH 5,5, controls sebum, minimises pores, treats uneven skin tone, maintains skin elasticity, hydrates skin. the additional benefits are smoothens skin texture, gets rid of impurities and dead skin cells, refreshes and cools the skin. i think it's too much to offer. the full size comes in two sizes, 250 ml and 500 ml. i only tried the sample version which comes in 25 ml. the 250 ml has a flip top while the 500 ml has a pump on top. let me warn you, this one contains alcohol and it smells like one. well, not that strong though. the toner is clear and looks like water. i use this twice a day and i can say that it's not drying considering it has alcohol in it. it also helps me control my sebum production. but as for minimises pores, smoothens skin texture and so on, i don't have anything to say about that. as for hydrating, i think it hydrates since it doesn't that drying. i think it will suit every skin types, but if you don't like alcohol in your skincare, then skip it.

this is my very first cushion and it was the summer edition from innisfree at that time. this edition has two version, the long wear which is targeted for oily skin and give matte finish, and the glow version one which is for dry skin and gives dewy finish. the claims: a long wear cushion that creates smooth, fresh and bright skin that lasts long, without being smudged by sweat and sebum. 

the cushion comes in a plain white compact case and the cushion is refillable but unfortunately, it's not interchangeable with amore pacific's family cushion (etude, laneige, etc). lately i discovered that innisfree is stingy compared to missha since they don't give extra refill when i bought the cushion, unlike missha which gives an extra refill. it has mirror inside so it's perfect for travel. the puff is okay, but after using several cushions, i think i like missha puff better. at first, there are only 3 shades, 13,21 and 23. but lately they added 31 for deeper skin tone. mine is 21 and it fits nicely although sometimes i think it's a yellowish or slightly darker on me after several hours. since it contains green tea, it smells nice, calming and not overpowering. as for coverage, i think it has light to medium coverage. it covers my redness but i have to use separate concealer for my dark circles and blemish spots. it does give matte finish and lasts quite some time though i don't think it will last for 12 hours. since i have combination skin, it works perfectly for me. but i think it might be too drying for dry skin. oh and it takes time to five the matte finish, so i still powdered my t zone and eyelids since i once found it creases on my eyelid. overall i think it's perfect for combination skin or those who live in hot and humid weather or in summer time.

this hair pack contains organic argan oil, rosehip oil, and evening primrose oil. it offers intensive care to damaged hair by blow dry, perm and hair dying. before talking about this hair pack, let me tell you my hair condition. it is always frizzy and i had it straightened couple times but several years apart and i dyed it once. so all of those can contribute to my hair being dry. that's why i'm hoping this can help me. it comes in a big tub and it smells good. really goooddd. i like it since it makes my hair smells nice too. the pack is a white pinkish cream, pretty thick like any other hair mask. it spreads easily on my hair. i use this mask once a week and it took me almost a month to notice that my dry ends started to behave. the first time i used this i had several split ends  buat after a while i didn't notice any split ends anymore. overall i'm happy with this mask. it's cheap and it works for me. 

this is one of "it's real squeeze mask" from innisfree. the claim: real source mask with fresh moisture squeezed from cucumbers to provide plentiful moisture to dry skin. cucumber contains effective ingredients that make your skin clear and vital as natural moisture itself. this triple layered sheet has a long-lasting moisturizing effect on the mask so that the essence can be absorbed into your skin and nourish it.

like the other mask from this line, it comes in a white sachet with the main ingredients pictured at front. the fit is slightly big for me, but it's okay. the mask is drenched in essence so it doesn't dry out even after almost 30 minutes. i can feel cooling sensation when i put it on my face and i can smell a hit of cucumber scent from this mask. but it also smells like wet tissue but the alcohol scent isn't as strong as the other mask. this one is clearly for dry skin since it's very moisturizing but not sticky. i even skip my night cream since i'm afraid that it might be too much after using this mask. the next morning i can feel my skin is still moist but not greasy. so definitely not for me but i think it will suit dry skin or those who are going on a long flight. 

this foam contains charcoal that claims to clean impurities, makeup residue and sebum inside pores with its maximum absorption and rich foam. it is targeted for oily to combination skin, with pore and blackhead. it comes in a big tube, 170 ml. usually common brands like etude and face shop have english description on most of their products, unfortunately this one doesn't. it only has korean texts on it. it has subtle scent but i can't determine what kind of scent it is. all i can say that it reminds me of drugstore foams, like men's facial foams but i forget what brand. the foam itself is a greyish silver cream that lathers easily. some said that it has microbeads in it, but i can't see nor feel it. if they do have beads, then it's a lot smaller than etude's. it cleanses well and not drying my skin. although some said that it has whitening effect, i don't experience it. overall i think it's really suitable for combination skin but it might be too drying for dry skin.

the first line from nature republic is their fermented line. it includes fermented yeast extract and herb complex. it's for moisturizing, tightening, cleansing dead skin cells, and controlling sebum. it contains 87% of fermented yeast ingredient. it helps next products' absorption. i only tried the mini size one, so this is probably just an impression. it comes in a mini white plastic bottle with brown screw cap. the mini size has the same designs as the full size product. although this is a fermented product, it smells nice with a little hint of alcohol, but it doesn't linger. the product is a clear watery toner, just like water so it's easy to absorb. i use cotton pad so i can see that it also helps cleaning remaining dust or dirt on my face. and it really helps controlling the sebum. it's also moisturizing but for tightening the skin? i can't say about it since i don't use it in long term. fortunately, this one doesn't break me out. or purging. but it doesn't have the special thing that make me want to buy it. it's just an ordinary toner with extra benefit, so i won't buy the full size.

the pomegranate line from skinfood is targeted as anti-aging. keep in mind that i only tried the sample. the full size product comes in a bottle with magic powder on the cap that has to be mixed with the liquid before using it. unfortunately, the unique characteristics doesn't translated into the sample. the sample has the bottle shape, but no magic powder. i think they have mixed it previously. i think the serum has pomegranate scent, a bit fragrant but i can handle it. the serum is a white and gel-lish in consistency. it's easy to absorb and doesn't leave sticky feeling. once i use too many of this serum, and it becomes sticky. i can feel it moisturizes my skin enough and i believe it's the common properties of any anti aging products. but i can't say about the complete effect since i don't use it long enough to prove it. i think it will suit any skin types, but for very oily skin, you might want to try the sample first. talking about the price, this one is one of the skinfood's pricey products.

the whole apple line is very confusing since there are sparkling apple line, smooth apple line, and another apple line for men. but i don't know if all the lines are still available since skinfood has revamped this line recently. please keep in mind that i only tried the sample. the full size bottle is made of glass and some said that it's difficult to get the product out. the sample however, has apple shape. cute. it also smells fruity and nice, but i think i can smell a bit of alcohol in this toner. it's a clear toner, just like water. it's absorbed quickly onto my skin. this toner is supposed to help with sebum and oil, and i have to say it really does help with the sebum production. it can also helps clean some dirt on my face. afterwards, i can feel my skin drier than usual, but not too much. i think this will suit you if you have oily skin and don't have problem with alcohol in your skincare. but if you don't like alcohol, then skip it. also i don't think it will suitable for dry skin. 

this is one of the famous products from skinfood. although the famous one is the original black sugar, but strawberry one is also popular. it comes in a big plastic jar with screw top. there's english description on the jar. once you open it, you can smell strawberry scent. like a strawberry jam. very tempting to lick it, but don't do it. the mask also looks like strawberry jam. it's a little sticky and grainy since it has scrub beads inside. but it isn't as harsh as the original one. i have to say the scrub is quite gentle. although you can mix it with water or toner if you feel it's too harsh for you. the scrub is gentler than the scrub foam. after using it, i can feel my skin is softer. the other difference with the original one is this one is moisturizing. so after using it, i can feel my skin damp. this is just preference, but i like my skin feels clean after using a scrub. but if you have sensitive skin, love strawberries, want moisturize skin even after a scrub, then try this one. plus it's cheap and a little goes a long way, so it's very economist. 

this is one of their alphabet mask sheet, which is now discontinued (it's changed into "i need you" line and then the "0.2 therapy" one). this mask is supposed to contain nourishing korean ginseng extract, enhancing youthful complexion by revitalizing exhausted and lifeless skin. the packaging is quite simple, and it has the main ingredients pictured at front. now, seeing korean ginseng as the main ingredients, i should've guessed that it will smell like one, but let me remind you, this one is smell like a medicated ginseng mask sheet. not too strong, but since you have to put it on your face for around 15 minutes or so, you might want to keep that in mind. you will smell the ginseng scent for 15 minutes. if you can't stand the scent, then skip it. i forgot about the fit, but i think it's smaller than the other variants in this line. the essence is very generous, but somehow in 15 minutes, the essence has moved to my skin. not all of it being absorbed though. when i remove the mask, the mask is quite dry, but my face is still drenched in the essence. i do massage it afterwards, but it didn't help with the absorption. the essence still sits on my face. since it has generous essence, i think it will nourish my skin, but for revitalizing? it will need more than one usage to prove it. unfortunately, i don't like the scent so i won't buy it again.

this cream is a moisturizing anti oxidant cream with eco friendly jeju fresh green tea and greed tea seeds. this cream rich in moisture and helps keep the skin healthy and moisturized without stickiness. actually there's a 2014 upgrade for this cream, but since i only try the sample, i don't know which version that i tried. i think it has green tea scent, but it's not overpowering. refreshing but once you apply the cream on your face, the scent will dissipate quickly. the texture of this cream is somewhere between gel and cream, but more on the gel side. it's light and absorbed quickly into my skin. it will give glowy finish, but not for long. it really is watery and doesn't sticky at all, just like advertised. i use this cream as night cream, and it works perfectly. i think it will be suitable for oily/combination skin as night cream, although it might work as day cream too since it's very lightweight. all i can say that this one gives my skin the moisture it needs without being greasy.

this toner contains 10% of sun-kissed tomato extract and stabilized vitamin C derivative, a brightening toner that promotes pure, bright skin. now, i only tried a sample version that comes in tiny plastic bottle with screw top. the opening is wide enough to pour the toner out. the bottle is transparent so it's quite difficult to read the printed text on the bottle. it has fragrant scent, but not tomato scent, and it's very subtle. it's a clear toner, liquid like water and it's easily absorbed. i think it contains alcohol since i feel similar feeling with etude house wonder pore freshner. the toner can also act as a residue cleanser since i can see debris on my cotton pad after using it all over my face. if you're looking for instant brightening product, then this one is not for you. most korean product that has "whitening" label usually works to brighten. it will make your face more radiant, not whitening literally. but i can't see it. all i know it's refreshing and doesn't cause breakouts on me, but other than that, i don't feel any benefits from this toner. it also doesn't help much with sebum and pore problems. i think it will be okay for oily or combination skin, but for dry skin or those who are sensitive to alcohol, trying a sample might be better.

this mask contains rice extract that brightens up dull and rough skin for smooth and healthy skin and purifying. like the rest from this line, the mask comes in sachet with the picture of the main ingredients up front. when you open the sachet, you can smell nice scent, and i don't think it's the rice scent. i have problem with the fit. the nose part doesn't cover my nose completely and the upper lip part always falls down even though i've been lying down the whole time. the eye holes are smaller. the essence is generous but not too much. i can feel cooling sensation when i put the mask on, and after 20 minutes or so, it starts to dry off. after taking it off, i can feel it hydrates my face but i don't see any purifying effect. perhaps it takes a couple of usages before seeing the purifying effect. 

this is actually one of many famous products to get from japan. it's a must buy when you visit japan. it's their famous foot exfoliator. although many korean brands also have similar foot exfoliators, i believe this is the original one. the box is pretty simple, but you have to read carefully about the size of the boot mask and the waiting period time. mine is 27 cm and 60 minutes waiting time. although they put an instruction pamphlet inside, everything is in japanese, so i can't read it. but fortunately, there are pictures. and other reviews. the boot masks comes in a foil package, and the moment you open it, you can smell very fragrant scent. the mask comes in a plastic boot shape, the essence is already on the mask (unlike the korean one which you have to pour the liquid into the boot), and once you put your feet into the boot, you can feel cooling sensation. my husband used it for 60 minutes and both are still wet, so he told me to put my feet in and wait for another 40-50 minutes. afterwards you just wash your feet with water. 

since my husband's feet skin was thicker, his started to peel around day 3-4 and it peeled in a single skin layer, quite thick. while mine started to peel off around day two and it peeled off in tiny bits, so it's quite messy. if you don't want the mess, just put socks during peeling off period. after a week, nothing will come off again and i have to scrub the remaining dead skin. afterwards, i can feel my feet are smoother and softer. like baby foot. my husband's happy with the result too. it really work peeling dead skin off without any pain.

this masks is supposed for soothing and calming sensitive skin. the packaging is a simple green sachet with the dragon picture at the front. the mask itself is a rather slightly rigid cotton mask with dragon pattern printed on it. the fit is okay, slightly narrow cheek but it's okay for me. the essence is a clear type essence and very generous, but not generous enough to soak an extra tablet mask. although the amount of essence is quite generous, unfortunately it dries easily on my face. around 20 minutes or so. and afterwards, i don't need to wait long before moving on to the next step. it's not hydrating enough, and i don't have redness problem when i used this mask, so i can't judge the soothing effect from this mask. definitely not a keeper for me, but if you buy character masks for fun, then try this since it's cheap.

i have to admit koreans are good with weird ingredient, and this one is no exception. this cream is made of 70% starfish extract which has a super regeneration ability contained in the cream formula to reinforce skin elasticity and moisturize skin effectively. for whitening, wrinkle care. i only use sample of this, and surprisingly, the sample has different design from the full size product. the cream is a gel type white cream. the advertising said that it will bounce back like the laneige sleeping water pack, but i didn't know about that since i didn't transfer it to a container. it smells divine however.. very subtle and i enjoy it. it's easily absorbed, a little bit sticky but not for long. this cream seems to sink into my skin completely but the next morning when i wash my face, i can feel this cream all over my face, like a mask. i think this is targeted for aging skin and i think it will work well. it's moisturizing without being greasy. and it doesn't break me out. unfortunately, mizon has discontinued this product. maybe because the controversial ingredient.. but if they can make something else similar to this, i'll jump to buy it right away. 

i only tried a sample of this. the full size product comes in wine-bottle-alike. the sachet however, just a regular rectangular sachet with the same design as the full size product. when i opened it, i can smell a sweet grape juice scent. i think it's more like a grace juice scent rather than wine, but i never drink wine, so i don't know how wine would smell like. the peeling gel itself is a whitish gel, on the runny side i say. and according to the directions, i supposed to use cotton pad to apply it, but i use my hands since i don't want to waste any product on my cotton pad. please remember to use this on dry skin. i massage it on my dry face and dead skin started to slough off. it's very satisfying looking at the dead skin. i also used it on my husband. and the result is significant. we both feel that our faces were smoother and softer. on my husband, i can even see that his face was brighter and clearer, perhaps since he didn't exfoliate, like ever. and it didn't cause breakouts for both of us. since there's "wine" in the product name, i don't know whether this product is "halal" since i don't have the complete ingredients, so you might want to check it first if you have problem with non-halal products. other than that, i think this one might suit every skin types. 

the egg white pore foam is targeted oily/combination skin so i think it will suitable for me. it comes in a white plastic tube with a yellow flip top. i actually like my foam comes with a flip top since it's easier to dispense the product. the foam itself is white and doesn't form much bubbles. i'm quite disappointed since i love my foam bubbling up. i think the foam has subtle scent, something citrusy. this one definitely cleanses dirt, makeup residue and sebum. i can feel my face squeaky clean. if you're worried about this stripping your natural oil, perhaps you can do a moisture test beforehand. but since i don't have that kit, i can't say for sure. when my husband used this, his skin became a little bit flaky. but keep in mind that he didn't exfoliate and moisturize his skin properly. i think this is a nice cleanser, cleanses well and doesn't break me out, plus it's one of skinfood's best selling items, so i think it won't do any harm if you tried it. but for me, i'll pass.

this mask contains snail mucus that protects the skin's natural barrier for smooth and elastic skin. the packaging is similar to other masks in this line, so there's nothing special about the packaging. and if you're worried that it will smell weird, afraid not.. it doesn't smell like snail at all. in fact it smells nice and a little bit refreshing. i don't like the fit on me, but i've managed to fit it to my face. fortunately the upper lip part doesn't fall down easily like the other mask. the essence is generous but moderate in amount. i think it is still wet after about 30 minutes. i can feel that this one is definitely very moisturizing. i even skip my night regime after using this mask and i can still feel my skin moist in the next morning. like there's a layer of moisture on top of my face. it's also has cooling effect too. i think this will be more suitable for dry or aging skin, but for combination or oily skin, i think you have to try with caution. perhaps cut down several steps in your night time regime.

the mask's main ingredients is mugwort which is good for soothing the skin. the packaging is ordinary, just like other sheet masks. the mask itself it made from stretchy fabric, quite thick. the essence is generous but not dripping wet. the fit is perfect for me. i don't remember the scent, but it's not bothering me, so i think it's very subtle or it's not annoying. there's a cooling sensation when i put it on my face. if you used it in air-conditioned room, it will be cold and refreshing for hot days. it dries quicker too, about 20 minutes or so. it's really cooling my skin so i think it can help soothing my skin. and it's also moisturizing too. as for the brightening effect, i can't see it though. but i think this will be perfect for emergencies, for after sunburn or on a very hot days. 

the toner contains witch hazel 90% that controls sebum and cares the pores, removes pore secretion and wastes, preserves water balance and makes skin firm. skin booster for next product usage, non gloss, paraben free, alcohol free, artificial dye free. and this is why i like korean products, it comes in big size, just like this toner. it comes in 210 ml! it comes in regular plastic bottle, green label for witch hazel, and has screw top and hol inside to pour out the toner. the toner should be alcohol free and i'm glad i don't smell alcohol at all. in fact i think it smells something refreshing but not alcohol. the toner is just like water and doesn't leave sticky feeling. this one can also help with the cleansing since i can see some makeup residue traces on the cotton pad. and i can say it helps control my sebum too. when i used my AHA, i experienced breakout, and this toner helps me in the inflammation period. the blemishes will only last for a day or two and then it will fade away. i'm really happy with this toner. plus it lasts a loooonnnggg time. and it's cheap. so definitely recommend it for you who have oily skin and have problem with sebum and pores and acne.

this cream contains 20% tomato extract and stabilized vitamin C derivative that brightens, softens, mildly whitens and adds glow to the skin. i only use a mini size of this product. it comes in a tube, but without the pump like the full size one. squeeze tube, just like an eye cream tube. the cream smells nice, sweet and fresh, but i completely forgot how the rest of this line smells like. and the scent is not too overpowering. the texture is slightly gel-lish, light and not thick. it's absorbed easily and doesn't leave sticky feeling. but if the weather is really hot, i can feel it slightly sticky, but not too bothering. i think the brightening effect is quite strong since my husband said that i look like ghost after using this cream. but i like it since it helps brighten my face in combination with other actives. and if you have combination or oily skin, probably just use this at night. but if you have dry skin, i don't think it's suitable for you since it's not moisturizing enough.

this mask contains pearl extract that's full of amino acids and minerals, brightening up dull skin for a bright and clear complexion. the mask smells like wet tissue. a strong alcohol scent caught by my nose the moment i opened the sachet. the essence is pretty generous since some of it spilled out when i rip the sachet. the fit: it has smaller eye holes, droopy upper lip part so it annoys me when i sit while using this mask. the cooling effect is too cold for my liking and the alcoholic scent is so strong that it stings my eyes. plus it only moisturizes my skin, no brightening effect at all. definitely won't buy it again. 

all pack from the capsule recipe family comes in a small tube with a cover that you can put back in to a little slit. this little tube is meant to be use a couple of times, but if you're asking me, i was hoping a tube or little tub with screw cover if it's meant to be used multiple times, since i don't think the slit is strong enough to hold the cover that has been opened. the mask is a pinkish cream, a little bit sticky when being applied. there's a description at the back about "the oxygen bubble sleeping pack". now, i think it will bubble like a bubble sheet mask, but i was wrong. i have to spread an appropriate amount of the pack and then when it looks white (like a sunblock's white cast), i have to press it with my palms to make it absorbed. now, the when i press it, i should hear popping sound.. that's the sound of the microbubbles popping. but honestly, i can't hear it even though i've put enough on my face. 

so, everything that's labelled as anti aging usually pretty hydrating, so does this one. it's quite hydrating. i can even feel a layer of moisture on my face when i wash it the next morning. one tub can last for about two weeks since i use it every other day, and i don't notice any firming effect. unfortunately, it makes my skin sticky at night and then it makes my face oily faster than usual in the morning. plus it also smells very fragrant. but if you have aging or dry skin, loves pomegranate-scented stuff, then try this one. after all, it's quite economic, cheap price for a mini tub that can last for a while. 

the packaging is simple, white base with beautiful pink roses pictured at the front. and it smells like rose, a very fragrant rose, but it will be gone. and don't worry, i have issues with fragrant things, and this mask doesn't bother me, so don't worry about using this if you're worried about the scent. the mask itself is a thin stretchy fabric and the essence is pretty generous. the mask is soaking wet. i have problem with the jaw part since it's bigger than mine, so the essence is dripping to my neck. it used it for about 20 minutes or so, and there's a cooling feeling when i put it on my face. it moisturizes my face without making it sticky. as for brightening effect, i don't notice anything, but i think it makes my face looks more radiant.

this foam comes in a green, flip top tube. i can smell a hint of mint when i put it on my hand, but nothing when applied on my face. the foam itself is white with tiny black dots. people say that it's the charcoal part. at first i thought it would be like etude's microbeads, but it's not. it doesn't feel grainy, it's just dots that will dissolve completely. as a cleanser, it cleanses completely, but i don't think it can remove makeup. this one doesn't strip my skin too, so it's not drying on my skin. although i don't experience any breakouts while using this foam, i don't think this one has effect on my pore. sebum control? yes. i think this will suitable for people with oily or combination skin.

i only tried mini size version of this, which comes in a tiny screw cap bottle. i had hard time figuring out what product this is since it only has korean text on the body of the bottle. no english text whatsoever. the emulsion is a white cream, pretty thick to labelled as emulsion in my opinion. but mostly anti aging products are quite thick. since it was thick, it was difficult to get the product out since the hole is quite small. perhaps they should change the packaging to pump bottle for thick products like this one.

it was labelled as oriental product and it contains ginseng so i'm not surprised when i smell medicated scent, which reminds me of sulwhasoo. although this is quite thick, it's easily absorbed and doesn't feel sticky. i once tried using it in the morning, and it's way too rich for my skin so i switched it and used it night time only. and it was a perfect night cream for me. it gives me enough hydration and doesn't make me greasy in the morning. i think it might help with anti-aging since it's very moisturizing. unfortunately this one breaks me out so probably i won't buy the full size. i think it will work well for dry skin or aging skin. 

it comes in boring rectangular sachet just like the rest of the mask from this line. the mask is made from thin stretchy fabric, and the fit is acceptable for me. although it's not as comfortable as the mugwort one, but it doesn't annoy me like the pearl one. it has watery clear essence and quite generous. i use it about 30 minutes and it's still a bit damp. there's also cooling sensation when i put it on my face. plus it doesn't smell like pomegranate. even though i've used it twice, i can't say anything about the firming effect (this one promises smoothing and firming care). as for the moisturizing part, i'm quite disappointed. mostly when a product is targeted for firming action, usually it will be very moisturizing. but this one, it's just so-so. once the essence is dried up, i can't feel the moisturizing effect anymore. this one just feels like an ordinary mask sheet. but since this is cheap, i don't mind with it.

this comes in a big flip top purple tube. the opening of the tube is pretty big so be careful when holding it. the treatment is a mushy cream, slightly runny so it's easy to dispense so probably you won't want to hold this tube upright. the cream is purplish/greyish.. not very inviting in color. when i applied it on my scalp, i can feel cooling sensation on my scalp. i've used this every time i wash my hair and it worked. the thinning of my hair is lessen. the downside of this cream is the smell. it has strong scent, like herbal scent. when my sister gave it to me, i could smell it even though it was still in the bag. my husband could smell it too after i washed my hair. so, if you're sensitive to scent, then probably skip this. but if you think the result is outweigh the scent, then go for it. oh, and it only helps with hair fall problem. it does nothing to my scalp oil imbalance or dryness.

this comes in a blue outer cardbox and a blue tube. there's a seal on the tub, and i kept it on even after opening it. all the eye patches are inside the tub, but luckily they give a spatula inside so it's more hygienic since you can use the spatula to lift the patches out. the eye patch is a hydrogel one, and this is my first hydrogel experience. it's quite fun, since it feels like flabby jelly.. wobbly and slippery. it has ghost like shape, and you can use it however you like. i've tried them both and i like the chubby part outside better. the patches are also pretty. it's light blue and glittery so it will spark under light. the essence is clear and liquid in form. usually i will turn the tub upside down couple times to make sure it spreads evenly. after using this 15-20 minutes, the patches will be thinner. it moisturizes my under eyes well. it certainly helps with puffiness. but it does nothing to dark eyes. it's okay, but ordinary, plus you have to finish 60 eye patches in 3 months, so i will try something else since i might get bored.

it comes in a frosted white plastic bottle with a pump. worry not since it has english description on the label. it's a liquid, just like water. runny and transparent like water. it's absorbed easily and doesn't leave sticky feeling. just like the AHA, i used this slowly. once a week then twice a week and then every other day. and today i use it everyday, night time only. oh, and i'm supposed to wait around 15 minutes before using other product on top of this one, but i only waited until it's completely dried. but i'm glad this one works for me. it helps shrink my acne even the cystic one. and lately i've noticed my skin become smoother and a little bit brightened. plus i don't experience purging. since this is the only acid that i've tried beside the AHA, i can't vouch for its effectiveness compared to other brand. so if you have problems with sebum and blackheads, you might want to try this one. 

it comes in a white frosted plastic bottle with a pump. if you don't know how to use this product, afraid not.. since it comes with english description and instructions on the label. just like the BHA, it's a clear liquid, just like water. it's absorbed easily and doesn't leave sticky feeling. one blogger mentions that this one smells yucky. but since i have bad nose, it's not a problem for me. the rule of using actives like AHA is introduce it slowly. i used this once a week, then twice a week, and then every other day. although i've been taking it slowly, i still experience purging form this one. even the BHA didn't cause any purging on me. i don't see any changes in my whiteheads. so i think AHA is really more suitable for dry skin since it doesn't work for me that has combination skin. 

i think this is supposed to be dupe or competitor to the famous innisfree clay mask, which around the same time also comes in a mousse version. the mask comes in a pump brown can bottle. the korean is well known for their hygiene concern, that's why they always seal any opening of their product. and i'm quite surprised there's a seal in front of the pump. this is new for me. the mask itself is a greyish beige brown in color. you can squirt the product according the amount of pressure that you apply on the pump. although it's labelled as mousse, it doesn't the same as hair mousse. it's heavier since it's a clay mask. it spreads easily and not dry out as fast as the innisfree original clay mask. but it will crack after 15-20 minutes. now, this is my third clay mask, and i didn't expect it to be fragrant of any sort, but the first time i tried it, i think it smells like lemon. but the second time, it's not. all i can say is that it doesn't smell yucky like missha clay mask. as for the cleansing part, it's definitely easier than the innisfree super volcanic one. it has significant cooling sensation, but it's vanished as soon as the mask harden. it really helps with the sebum production, but for pores? i'm not sure about that. but i notice that i don't have as much blackheads as before. but i also use BHA every other day, so it also probably helps with the pores. the winning part from this part is it's slightly cheaper than innisfree one. 

i only tried their mini-size version which comes in a little tube. but even though it's just a sample, they still put a seal on the opening. really thoughtful. the cream is a milky white cream and slimy. but it's absorbed quickly and doesn't leave sticky feeling. it smells herbal. like sulwhasoo, but not as strong as sulwhasoo's. if you don't like herbal scent, you might want to try innisfree orchid line. it's not as thick as innisfree orchid enriched cream, but it's quite moisturizing without making my face greasy the next morning. i only use it at night because i'm afraid it might be too rich for day moisturizer. it helps with moisture, but as for building tight and elastic skin barrier, the mini size, which only lasts for a month, can't prove it during that time. although it's a nice night cream for normal or combination skin, i think it might not be enough for dry skin. although i like it, but it is too pricey for a night cream, so i'll pass.

this is my first snail product. it comes in a white cream tube with brown cap. i'm happy because my previous eye cream comes in a tub which is not so hygienic. although this is a snail product, it doesn't smell weird, in fact it smells nice. the cream itself is a white gel cream, light and easily absorbed. it's quite water since it melts easily and it doesn't leavy sticky feeling. it's quite moisturizing but not as heavy as my previous skinfood eye cream which takes forever to be absorbed. that's why i can use it days and nights. if you have dry or aging skin, this eye cream might not be enough for you. it does nothing on my dark eyes, but it's moisturizing enough for me since i don't notice any lines underneath my eyes. 

this sunscreen and its sibling are supposed for sensitive skin. it comes in a light green tube with a screw top. what surprised me is this has quite fragrant scent. i think if it's meant for sensitive skin, usually it doesn't have any scent. but for me, the scent doesn't bother me. the sunscreen is a gel type that glides easily on my skin. after being absorbed, it will leave my skin moist for awhile without being sticky or greasy. no white cast. since i never got burn using this sunscreen, so i think it's quite effective. unfortunately, since i have combination skin, putting makeup on top of this sunscreen will make it quicker to become oily. but it's okay. 

the bottle is cute. it has apple shape with long blue metallic handle. the bottle handle is also act as the wand handle. the wand itself it a doe foot applicator, very similar to elf applicator. the weird shape bottle has its disadvantage since i can't scrape the product to its last bit. i think it doesn't have any scent, but usually an eye product doesn't have any scent. the primer itself is peachy beige in color, no sheen or shimmer in it. it's slightly on the runny side and takes a while to dry. tapping it on your eyelid makes it dry faster. i've tried this with my pencil and pen eyeliner. it doesn't make my eyeliner sharper or brighter, but it helps my eyeliner to stay put. no to little smudging. as for eyeshadows, lighter color doesn't show any changes, but for darker colors, it is more vibrant with this primer. so i'm quite pleased with this eyeliner.

this is a combo sample of the seed cream and an eye cream. i believe the green tea line is the famous line from innisfree. and there's an upgraded version of this line, but i don't know if the sample that i tried was the older one or the newer one. and like all their green tea line, this cream smells wonderful, and it doesn't smell like green tea. the cream is a gel type cream. it's thick, but not as thick as the orchid enriched cream. it's absorbed easily and leave glistening trace on my skin. no sticky feeling afterward. it's moisturizing, and for oily skin, it will be perfect as night cream, but for dry skin, you can use it day and night. it's a nice cream that suits all skin types, but it's not interesting enough for me.

please note that this is another sample review. the sample sachet has the same design as the full size one. the sachet is considerably big, but since you will need a good amount of this cream to remove all your makeup, so one sachet can be used twice. the cleanser has a floral scent and i like it since it helps me to relax a bit while cleansing my face. i've never used a cleansing cream before, so i don't know how the consistency should be, but compare to my moisturizer cream, this cream cleanser is on the runnier side. more like a milk cleanser. i can spread it on my whole face easily and massage it to dissolve my makeup. i didn't use mascara while trying this cream cleanser, so i can't say whether it can remove mascara. but it surely can remove eyeliner. 

i've read somewhere that cream cleanser is more suitable for dry skin and i'm agree about it since i can feel there's a layer of moisture on top of my face even after i wash it with lukewarm water. i don't like the feeling since it makes me unsure whether it removed my makeup completely. this cream cleanser can surely removes bb cream, powder, eyeliner and lipstick, but i don't think it can remove waterproof makeup. talking about the ingredient, rice is known for its brightening properties, but this cleanser didn't brighten my face.

i only tried a sample of this sunblock. it comes in a sachet that has the shape of the full size bottle. remember to read the label correctly since it has a sibling, the mild type one that has the same design as this one. it doesn't smell like typical sunscreen and very subtle so i can't smell it once i put it on my face. this is a milk type sunscreen so it's slightly watery. it takes some time to be absorbed and doesn't leave any white cast. it gives dewy finish, that's probably why it makes my skin looks greasy but a touch of powder can help. this one is waterproof so make sure to clean this using oil cleanser or something like that. i was testing a cream cleanser at that time along with this sunblock, and apparently it didn't clean well, so i had breakouts because of this sunblock. so definitely not like this sunblock since it's hard to remove. 

oh no.. this is another luxurious brand so i'm glad i got the chance to try out the sample because no way i'll but the full size product. the price is too expensive for my wallet. the sample comes in sachet with matching design as the full size product. the eye cream is pretty thick, beige in color. it ill leave watery trace and easily absorbed. it smells nice, and very subtle, so it's a relief since usually eye products don't have any scent. since it's thick, it's very moisturizing, even more moisturizing than innisfree green tea seed eye cream. although it's not greasy, i prefer using it night time only. the major bummer is after 3 days using this sample, my eyes area are irritated. like allergic reaction, small bumps and itch. fo i stopped using this cream and wait for another 3 days before going back to my old eye cream. i think those who have dry skin or aging skin might benefit from this eye cream. but again, if budget is your problem, then you might want to try the sample first.

i only use a sample of this sleeping pack. the full size version has banana shape, which is cute. the sample also has the same shape too. and the scent.. it screams baaaannanaananaaa (think minions) it makes me smile like idiot when i smell it. certainly amusing. the sleeping pack is a yellowish white cream, pretty thick but easy to apply on my skin. and it's easily absorbed too but it might take a while to sink though. no sticky feeling afterward. and even the next morning, i don't find my face become greasy even though it's very moisturizing. but if you have oily skin, you might want to use this every other day. but sadly, this one doesn't offer anything else other than moisture. nothing special.

i bought this one for my sister but i decant a bit so i can try it myself. the full size product comes in a pink plastic tube. the product is a transparent gel that has floral scent. the scent is very subtle and once you applied it on your face, you can't smell it. the cream is absorbed quickly and leave glistening trace behind, but no sticky feeling. i only use this as spot treatment for acne. although you can use it as moisturizer and even sleeping pack. when i use this as spot treatment, it will mature the acne quicker and then dry out the acne. but if it's a sebaceous acne, i don't find it helping with the acne at all. let me remind you that this one is a multi function one, since you can use it not only as your face moisturizer or sleeping pack, but also on almost everything else. on wound, on mosquitos bite, anything. i suggest you try it since you can use it on your body if it doesn't suit for your face. 

i used sample of this emulsion. it comes in tiny bottles, about 4 ml each. the sample bottle has the same color and design as the full size product. this tiny bottle has tiny openings too, which sometimes become pain in the *ss to get the product out, but since this emulsion is quite runny, it's easy to get the product out. the emulsion is a white runny lotion, so it's quite easy to be absorbed and doesn't leave sticky feeling once it's dried completely. it has fresh, aquatic scent that's refreshing. when i first used it, it seems like it wasn't enough. my skin is producing more sebum than usual so i topped it off with my usual moisturizer. but after a few days, my skin becomes greasy again so i stopped the moisturizer and i was right. i got two bottles and it lasted about 20 days or so. it moisturizes my skin nicely, and at night, i use my night cream on top of this emulsion and the next day my skin will be plump and soft. the downside is missha has stopped producing this emulsion, what a shame.

i was looking for sunscreen that can be used to re-apply my sunscreen. i was torn between powder sunscreen and spray sunscreen, and at that time i think spray is fun and easy to use, so i bought this one blindly since i couldn't find proper review about this sun spray. and let me tell you, it's a bad idea. the sunspray comes in a tin spray bottle. since it's a spray, i shake it a few times before spraying it. i don't now how far or how close i should spray it so i tried it both. when i spray it too far, i can't see any product on my hand, which make me wonder if i spray enough? but if i spray it too close, i can see a streak of sunscreen on my arms and then i have to rub it to spread it evenly. it's beige-colored sunscreen and it's visible if i didn't rub it. now, talking about my mistake, i was looking for a face sunscreen, but turned out this one was for body. now, i have a system that i can use my face products on my body but not vice versa, so i didn't dare to try this on my face. now since it's an aerosol product, it also smells like hair spray. heavy alcohol and very aerosol-ly scent (if you know what i mean..) usually my body sunscreen is waterproof, but this one, doesn't have the waterproof label on it so i'm not sure about it. and as for the cooling feeling, it feels cool when i spray it but a moment later the cooling feeling is gone. the cooling sensation is gone quicker than the cushion bottle one.

the sample comes in a sachet, but the full size version comes in a glass bottle with a metallic screw top. the sample has the same design as the full size version. the emulsion is a milky white lotion, but on the runny side. it glides easily on my skin and absorbed easily too. it doesn't leave sticky feeling. since it has "berry" in its name, i was hoping that it will smells like one of those berries, but it's definitely not a strawberry (it doesn't smell like my body shop strawberry body butter), but at least it's fragrant and nice and not too overwhelming. the emulsion gives me fresh feeling but it's not moisturizing enough. if you have dry skin, aging skin, or during winter, then this emulsion won't be enough for you. but for super oily skin or live in hot and humid area, this might work for you. or for teenager.. since it's very light.

this is another sample review. the sample comes in basic square sachet that has similar design as the full size product. when i used this, i had stuffy nose, but i managed to pick sweet fruity scent, perhaps because they're trying to make it smells like grape. the toner, however, is the first toner that i've tried that didn't have water-like texture. basically, it's a clear gel-like so i don't need cotton pad to apply this one. even though it's absorbed quickly, there's a slight sticky feeling afterwards. some people said that this platinum toner has platinum dots, just like the gold specks in the gold caviar line, but too bad i didn't get that much, not as much as the gold caviar one. i have combination skin, so i only need a little for my whole face. i was afraid of using too much product as it might make my face greasy if i topped it with my moisturizer. especially when it's hot and humid. i think those who have dry skin or aging skin or during winter time might benefit from this toner, but for combination or oily skin, i suggest you try the sample first.

the whole line of this mask has similar design, white base sachet with the main ingredient picture at front. the mask is thicker than etude's but i prefer the cutting compared to etude. when i read "manuka honey", i was hoping it will smell like one, or at least something sweet, but i was disappointed. this one only smells like wet tissue. the essence is a clear type essence and pretty generous (but not dripping to my neck). after using this mask, i can feel my skin is moisturized, but not as i hope it would be. honey is famous for hydration and anti inflammation, but this one only give moderate hydration. another con for this mask is it stings my eyes. i've been experienced the similar stinging feeling from etude, but this one holds longer. so if i want deep hydration, i will find something else.

this cleanser comes in a brown plastic tube with a flip top. the first thing about this cleanser that disappoint me is the size. i'm used to big sizes, but this comes in a tiny 60 ml. the confusing part is the scent. some bloggers mentioned that it smells floral, but i don't think it smells nice. i even think it smells rather unpleasant, although for a short time. the cleanser is a white cream with pearly appearance, which looks luxurious. it's sticky like slime. you have to rub it with your hands with water to make it lather up before using it on your face. although i can't check it myself, one blogger mentioned that this cleanser has high pH. i don't use this as first cleanser, but as second cleanser, it works just fine. no stripping clean feeling afterwards. i always think that snail products will help with acne problems, but this foam doesn't help me from my hormonal acne due to birth control pill. it also doesn't help with the clearing up process. so definitely won't repurchase this one.

i only sample of this product. it comes in golden brown sachet, and you have to be careful because there's a "gold caviar serum" which has the same design, so make sure you read the label carefully. but if you pay attention, the gold caviar collagen has purplish hue for the full size product. the serum smells fragrant, i think floral scent but very subtle. you can't smell it once you put it on your face. the serum itself is slightly viscous, clear with gold specks in it. when you applied it, the gold specks will vanish and it will make your skin luminous. since it's rich, it will take a few minutes to be absorbed. the result: it's very moisturizing, so i think it will help to prevent wrinkle. although it's very moisturizing, it doesn't make my skin greasy the next day. 

Lululun

Whitening Mask

11/25/2016

i got the 7 sheets in a pack one. this time it is white ziplock. like the pink one, this has baby wipes scent. the mask also has no slit on it. the eye holes are smaller compared to etude or innisfree. but everything else is a fit for me. the essence is a clear type essence, enough for 7 masks. and i always flip a couple times to make sure the essence is distributed evenly to all the masks remaining in the ziplock. this mask will dry about 15 minutes, perhaps because it's quite thin compared to korean brands, and it's meant to be used daily. that's why you can't notice instant effect from this mask. but after using the whole package, i can see that my face is clearer and hydrated enough. but the hydration given is less than the pink one, perhaps because this is meant to brighten, not to moisturize.

i bought this eyeliner after watching its review in a korean beauty talk on youtube. i've used another gel eyeliner before, similar to this one and i don't like it. but since it got so many positive reviews, i decided to try it. it comes in a plastic bottle with a long handle that also act as screw top. the handle actually has the brush. if you remembered, revlon also had one like this. i got the black one and it's very intensive. one stroke is all it takes. the formula of this eyeliner is creamy, soft and easy to load on the brush. it gives smooth lines since it glides easily on my eyelid. i have an oily lid, so usually my eyeliner will smudge. but this one is a gel eyeliner, so i have to give it a little time for it to dry. but once it's dried, it won't smudge. and with primer, it can even hold longer. since it's smudgeproof and probably waterproof, i have to use separate eye and lip remover to clean this eyeliner. now about the brush. usually the free brush that comes with an eye product is a waste. but this one, the bristle is soft enough and it doesn't hurt my eyelid. but this brush can't exactly control the thickness of the lines it produce. but i do hope the handle is longer since it's difficult to hold it steady since it's short. another cons: i don't think it's suitable for tight lining. 

this is a peeling mask. i don't buy the full size products, just a packet of sachet since sulwhasoo is a high-end brand which means expensive. they also have a deluxe sample of this mask too if you're interested. one thing you have to keep in mind before buying this mask is the scent is very strong. it has this ginseng or medicated scent which is a signature scent of sulwhasoo. but this mask has stronger scent than its sibling, the overnight vitalizing mask. the mask itself is golden brown in color and very sticky so it's very hard to spread it evenly on my face. and since it's a peeling mask, you have to be careful not to apply it on your eyebrows or near your hair. i need the whole sachet for my whole face since i've tried using it thinly and it won't peel off. after peeling the mask off, i can feel my skin is softer. i also think that it helps cleansing my pores too. since this is the only peeling mask that i've tried, i don't know if it's worth the money. but i can say this one works what it promises to do. 

i bought this as substitute for my elf lip scrub. this one comes in a squeeze tube like the lipgloss. it has this cute girl pictured at the body of the tube, very cute. the product is disposed through a small hole on the slanted tip. and this one smells like peach. but it doesn't taste like one. i think they have to fix this. if you make something that smells delicious to lick, then you'd better make it delicious enough to lick. the lip scrub is a clear lipgloss like with grains inside. i can't see it but i can feel it. since it's lotion-like, it's easier to rub on my lips than the elf one. and it's easier to clean too. and it's effective in sloughing off dead skin off my lips without being too harsh. i think this might come in handy considering matte lipstick is still on trend.

i got the 7 sheets in a pack. it comes in a pink ziplock foil bag with all the sheets inside, so be careful when storing it. make sure the zip is closed tight. the scent of the mask reminds me of baby wipes, nice and soothing but very subtle. slightly floral too? this mask doesn't have any slit. the fit is okay. the forehead part is okay for me but if you have high forehead, then it will fall short for you. the essence is enough and distributes evenly but i used to flip it a couple times before opening it to make sure the essence distributes to all the masks. but compared to korean masks, the essence is less than the korean one, perhaps because this was meant to be used daily. this mask gives enough moisture since it's meant to give moisture, but it's more hydrating after couple usages, not in an instant like the korean masks. i think this is perfect for travelling or to keep on your bedside.

This hair essence comes in a purple plastic bottle with a weird looking shape top (like antenna or something) and it has long transparent plastic with round tip inside to dispose the product straight to your head. i've tried the hair pack and this essence from the same line, and both have strong scent, like ginseng. did i tell you that it's very strong? and it will linger too. the essence itself is a yellowish liquid, and i can feel cooling sensation when i applied this on my scalp. but the cooling sensation didn't hold as long as the hair treatment's. i used this various ways. although the suggestion is to use this on clean hair, twice a day and then proceed with scalp massage. i've used this on wet hair on crown only, on wet hair the entire scalp, on dry hair on crown only, on dry hair on crown then followed with scalp massage. and i've reached conclusion that the best way to use this is on wet hair on hairline and on temples where my hair is thinning since it didn't cause my scalp oilier than usual. and i only use this on the day i wash my hair. although both are good for helping with hair loss issue, i prefer the hair treatment somehow. 

this is the upgraded version from the original black sugar perfect first serum. keep in mind that the upgraded version has two options, essential and light. mine is light since i assumed it is more suitable for combination/oily skin. it comes in a brown glass bottle just like the original one, the difference is the label. the label is also differentiate the essential (the yellow label) and the light one (the white label). after you open the screw cap, you can see the plastic separator with a hole to dispense the product. another difference with the original one is the scent. the older one has stronger scent, like alcohol scent. but the newer one has subtler scent.

the serum itself is gold brown liquid so using cotton pad is very suitable. if you bought the full size, you can get a box of their special cotton pad for free. the cotton pad is very crucial since it has two sides, one for exfoliating, one for patting the serum in. this serum acts more like a booster for me, it helps my skin to absorb the next product better. it also helps controlling my sebum problem and make my skin radiant. 

for complete review and pictures, read it on my blog: http://metamorph-me.blogspot.co.id/2016/04/skinfood-black-sugar-perfect-first.html

this mascara comes in a long black tube, bamboo-like. very thin for my preference, perhaps because i've been used to holding chubby mascara tube. but this slim feature might be beneficial if you travel often and have packed makeup purse since it can slip right in your makeup purse. the wand is also slim with synthetic comb-like brush but very short bristles. i can even bend the wand if i'm not using it carefully. very fragile and unstable. this mascara is not waterproof and considerably more wet than my usual mascara. it also doesn't dry out as fast as i want it to be. since it's a straight wand, i'm having difficulty to reach my inner and outer lashes. this mascara help lengthen my lashes, but it doesn't give any volume or hold curl really well. i have to curl my lashes before using this, not ideal for a mom of 3. so probably won't repurchase.

I bought this when we went to melbourne 3 months ago and we didn't bring our entire baggage due to some trouble, so i had to buy my skincare, including face wash, and this is what i picked. since i've been used to korean cleanser, somehow using this face wash reminded me about my past days when i haven't discover korean beauty. it comes in a blue plastic pump bottle, easy to dispense the product. the bottle itself is not that opaque so you can put it in the direction of sunlight to see the remaining product inside. the cleanser itself is a milky white gel-like, which foam nicely when in contact with water. it has fresh scent, like marine-like scent. it is said that it can remove even eye makeup, and i have to agree that it can clean my gel eyeliner (the pencil one) though it stings my eyes when i do that. but i haven't tried cleaning my mascara with this cleanser only, so i don't know whether it can clean waterproof stuff. i don't have pH test, but i think it doesn't have low pH since i can feel my skin become squeaky clean, but not too stripping though. overall, it's a decent substitute for emergency days, but if i can choose, i won't buy this again.

the cleanser comes in a white plastic tube with a flip top and it comes in big size, which i like. this is the first unscented product that's really unscented. i think it's good for sensitive people. but for me, i like subtle nice scent on my face wash. the cleanser itself is a clear gel foam. it doesn't bubble as much as the other foam cleanser. this one has low pH, but since i don't have trouble skin, i can't say about its ability to help prevent acnes from forming. all i can say that this one doesn't strip at all, and slightly moisturizing afterwards. i really recommends this cleanser for those who have sensitive skin or trouble skin. 

for complete review read it on my blog: http://metamorph-me.blogspot.co.id/2016/04/cosrx-low-ph-good-morning-gel-cleanser.html

this special edition comes in a set. the box consists of one cushion and extra refill, the cushion cell and a cushion puff, one each. if you bought this set earlier, then you will get two cushion cell refills, but i bought the later edition, so i only got one extra. i bought #21 which is a good match for me. and this one doesn't oxidize as badly as their usual bb cream. the coverage is medium one and it won't cake if you put another layer. it covers redness and acne scars, but you will need additional concealer if the scars is quite dark. it has dewy finish, but it holds well even though i don't dust powder all over my face.

for complete review and photos, read on my blog:http://metamorph-me.blogspot.co.id/2016/05/missha-m-magic-cushion-special-set-line.html

i never use korean makeup product, so when i ran out of my loreal gel eyeliner, i decided to buy this one since it's quite popular at that time. the packaging is quite simple, cardboard box and the pencil eyeliner inside. the pencil has a cap and a bottom part that can be taken off, which hides the sharpener. you need to twist the pen to get the eyeliner out. jazz is a dark brown color, very vivid and vibrant just in one stroke. and very smooth, it glides easily on my eyelid. it takes time to set though, but once it's set, no transfer (but i use eyelid primer and dust powder on top). once i was in a rush and use this bare, and it transfers to my eyelid. this one is a soft eyeliner, so i get dull easily so i have to sharpen it frequently, especially if i want to make a wing eye. and don't hope for thin line since it's a pencil. i used this on my waterline, and it gets dry after a couple hours. it irritates my eyes, so perhaps avoid using this on your waterline if you have sensitive eyes.

for complete review and pictures go to my blog: http://metamorph-me.blogspot.co.id/2016/06/bbia-last-auto-gel-eyeliner.html

please note that i'm using a sample only and i didn't know that this one is a cream to foam cleanser when i used the sample. the sachet sample shape is similar to the tube shape and has the picture of the full size product at front. i've tried another snail foam cleanser (from different brand) and it has unpleasant scent but this one has a floral scent. very nice and subtle. since i didn't know that it's a cream cleanser, i thought it's just a thick milky white foam and slightly sticky at first. and it foams nicely too. i didn't try it as makeup cleanser, but as a second cleanser, it works just fine. and it doesn't strip my skin off. 

for complete review and pictures, read it on my blog: http://metamorph-me.blogspot.co.id/2016/07/nature-republic-snail-solution-foam.html

this is another sample review. it comes in regular sachet with the picture of the full size at the front. it's quite big than the usual sample, but i don't think it contains more product inside. i think it's quite fragrant, more like marine-scented product, but not too overpowering. the cleanser is more like gel-like, cloudy white and it foams nicely. unfortunately, i use it the wrong way. it's supposed to be used on dry skin since it's an oxygen cleanser like the faceshop one, but i use it on damp face which make it not foam as much as it's supposed to be. but it cleanses well and not so stripping. 

for complete review and pictures, you can read it on my blog: http://metamorph-me.blogspot.co.id/2016/07/missha-super-aqua-oxygen-micro-visible.html

i only try the sample so this is probably just an impression. this is supposed to be all in one product, and this one promises a lot. the sample comes in square sachet with the picture of the full size version at the front. i don't notice any scent but i was flu at that time so probably my nose wasn't working. the cream is a milky white gel cream, quite thick, like jelly. it takes some time to be absorbed and leaves matte finish after being completely absorbed. no sticky feeling afterwards. the only thing that this cream does is moisturizing, despite all the promises that this cream can do. even though it's moisturizing, i don't think it will be enough for dry skin gals. 

for complete review head to my blog: http://metamorph-me.blogspot.co.id/2016/08/missha-near-skin-all-in-one-cream_37.html

i bought this mainly because i was curious about its cooling effect, and being in indonesia, which is summer everyday, makes it perfect to try this cooling cushion. now let's first talk about the packaging. it's quite unique since i don't find anything else similar to this cushion bottle. it comes in a can bottle, with a compartment part on top to put the cushion puff and to spray the bb cream to and a toggle with on/off marks. there are only two color options, mine is no 1 since i thought it will be lighter and more suitable for me. even though they say that this one helps control sebum and oil on our face, but i think it gives semi matte finish. and if the weather is extra hot, it will melt after 4-5 hours, even quicker on oily face. the cooling effect only happens when the puff is on your face, and it doesn't hold whatsoever, so i think it's useless. as for coverage, i have to say it has medium coverage since it can cover redness and light spots, but not my acne scars. the one thing that i didn't like is the scent. since it's aesorol product, it also smells like hair spray. and it's very strong. i have to hold my breath when i used this cushion bottle. 

for complete review and pictures, you can head on to my blog: http://metamorph-me.blogspot.co.id/2016/04/skinfood-pore-fit-cushion-bottle.html

First of all, the name is weird. it's supposed to be "anti wrinkle", i think. basically it's a quite thick, but not rigid cotton mask with tiger character printed on the mask. it has strong wet tissue scent like many other mask sheet do. the fit is okay for me, but the cheek part is slightly narrow for me, but it's no problem. the essence is a clear type essence and quite generous, but not too much that i can soak my tablet mask with. used the mask for about 30 minutes and then massage it for 1-2 minutes and it's dried already. for an anti-wrinkle mask, it's not too hydrating. in fact, i can't see any difference with the otter one. 

for complete review and pictures, read on my blog: http://metamorph-me.blogspot.co.id/2016/11/snp-animal-tiger-wrinkle-mask.html

please note that i'm using the travel size version. this mask is what you get when you mix your scrub with clay mask. it's creamy but it has gritty texture from the scrub. one thing that i like from freeman is they make their mask in different bright colors. this one comes in baby pink color, which is lovely. the scent is also refreshing, like fresh apple, which make using this mask become enjoyable. actually, the 4-in-1 label is a bit too much since i think it only works as scrub/mask and scrub/facewash. to use it as mask (and toner, as they stated it), simply put it on your dry face and wait for about 15 minutes then face it with warm water. this is the ordinary way to use clay mask. since it's creamy, it's easy to spread on and wash off face. as face wash, put it on damp face with damp hand and use it like facewash. actually, i used this as mask at first, then add a lot of water and scrub the mask off my face. that way i can use them as mask and scrub wash in one go. however, use a lot of water since minimal water can cause dry scrub which can cause redness due to overexfoliation.

for complete review and pictures, head on to my blog: http://metamorph-me.blogspot.co.id/2016/11/freeman-feeling-beautiful-apple-cider.html

 

i got this as freebies along with kailijumei lipstick that's provided to me by amabie for review. although i received it for free, my review will be completely honest.

the packet is ordinary like any other sheet mask. there's an english description at the back. i don't know how tea tree should smell like, but it smells different from tea tree product that i've used in the past. but don't worry, it's not annoying. the essence is generous, in fact it keeps dripping from the mask so even though you lie down, the essence will keep dripping down to your neck. quite annoying. but the excess' still not enough to soak a tablet mask. the fit is okay, but the chin is slightly longer so that's why the essence is dripping like crazy to my neck. i use it for about 30 minutes before taking it off. for me, it's just moisturizing, but my skin wasn't at the right condition to test the mask since i don't have any redness or blemishes, so i might have to try it some other time to prove other promises.

for more pictures you can head on to my blog: http://metamorph-me.blogspot.co.id/2016/11/the-saem-natural-tea-tree-mask-sheet.html

this AIO comes in big jar with screw cap, spatula included. it smells very fragrant, so if you're sensitive to fragrance, you might want to skip this. but it doesn't annoy me. the texture is quite runny, so it's hard to scoop the product using the spatula. i decant the product to a pump bottle and it's perfect. it's easy to spread and takes some time to be absorbed, but once fully absorbed, it doesn't give sticky feeling. i use this AIO in my essence/serum step to boost hydration to my skin and it gives me just that. might not enough for dry skin, but for normal or combination skin, you can try this one.

for complete review you can head on to my blog: http://metamorph-me.blogspot.co.id/2016/10/scinic-snail-all-in-one-ampoule.html

this mask is from i need you line, and the coenzyme q10 one is supposed to help to protect skin's natural elasticity to enhance a firm complexion with a healthy glow. like the other masks from this line, it comes in boring rectangular sachet with the main ingredients pictured at the front. usually etude masks smells like wet tissue, but this one didn't have strong wet tissue scent. the cut for eyes and nose are okay, but the cheeks are too big for me. it feels cool when i put it on my face. the essence is quite generous, but not too much excess. i had to lie down so it won't slide from my face, but the excess didn't drip. it's moisturizing enough, but as for firming effect, i can't say anything about it. the moisture lasted until the next morning. if you use sleeping pack, then it will help lock the moisture better. for pictures and complete review, head on to my blog: http://metamorph-me.blogspot.co.id/2016/02/etude-house-i-need-you-coenzyme-q10.html

please note that i'm using the travel size version, that comes in irregular shape sachet. quite big, around 15 ml per sachet. for golden grain brightening mask, it comes in bright yellow color. when i read the description, it has vitamin c, so i was hoping to sniff something citrusy, but turned out it only smell fragrant, very subtle and not citrusy at all. the mask itself is a transparent gel with gold specks. it's quite runny so i can easily spread it on my face. don't apply too close to your eyes because it stings. when it's freshly applied, i notice there's a slight cooling sensation. this mask is supposed to hydrate and brighten, but it didn't do as it promised. it doesn't hydrate much, and i didn't see any brightening effect too. 

for complete review and photos, head on to my blog: http://metamorph-me.blogspot.co.id/2016/10/freeman-feeling-beautiful-golden-grain.html

please note that i'm using the travel size product. the travel size comes in an irregular shape sachet with color and design exactly like the full size product. for avocado and oatmeal, it comes in bright green color with the picture of the main ingredient, which is avocado, pictured on the sachet. the mask itself is green too.. light green, which is surprising since both my clay masks are sad and not this pretty. it's really creamy so it's easy to spread on my face. but it also dries very quickly. one sachet can lasts couple usages (if you use it full face), but since i only use it on my full face once and only on t-zone for the rest of the sample, i can get 4-5 usages. 

there's a slight cooling effect when applied on my face and it has subtle avocado scent, which is good since both my masks didn't have pleasant scent like this.  it's easy to wash too, and after that i can feel my skin softer and cleaner. i think it has good sebum control too but since i don't have that problem anymore, i can't vouch for its effectiveness. another plus: it's cheap! 

for complete review, head on to my blog: http://metamorph-me.blogspot.co.id/2016/10/freeman-feeling-beautiful-avocado.html

it comes in a cardbox with english and korean texts, the bottle itself is a frosted glass bottle (the radiance one is pink, while the firming one is peach), with a silver cap. once you remove the cap you can see the pump to dispose the product. it doesn't have weird scent despite it being a fermented product, in fact it smells fresh and refreshing. the texture is somewhere between a runny cream and a thick serum. it's easily absorbed and leave glowing trait behind. it moisturizes my skin well without being greasy and no purging at all.

read my complete review on my blog: http://metamorph-me.blogspot.co.id/2016/05/the-face-shop-smim-radiance-collagen.html

this one comes in a regular sachet with the main ingredient pictured at front of the sachet. and just like a few other masks from this line, it smells like wet tissue. it will linger for awhile, but half-way through it, the scent was gone. the eye holes are a little bit smaller than the other, but everything else is okay. it has clear type essence and pretty generous. i still have some essence left in the sachet. 

it's moisturizing enough and it doesn't take a long time to wait before all the essence is dried up after taking of the mask. as for the brightening effect, since i'm quite pale, i don't notice any brightening effect on me. read my complete review on my blog: http://metamorph-me.blogspot.co.id/2016/06/etude-house-i-need-you-lemon-mask-sheet.html

Please note that i received this lipstick for free in exchange for honest review so i will do my best to review this lipstick honestly. I received the summer simplicity one, so it’s different from the original one that has been hyped on the web.  The original one is packaged in a red tube, with a button on top of the tube so you can click it open.  While the summer version is like ordinary lipstick.  It has transparent plastic cap, gold body and a label on the bottom, only the shade number, no name or whatever (the original one has name, while the summer one only numbered, and mine’s is #3, which is orange). It also comes in plastic box, while the original one comes in blue box. No wonder though since the summer edition is cheaper than the original one.   

The shade: the summer version has 6 different colors, mine is #3 which is orange. Let me remind you again that it’s the color of the lipstick and the flower, but not the shade of the lipstick. mine swatches pink, just like the website has stated.t he product: the lipstick is clear, colored according to the number. #1 is red,#2 is purple, #3 is orange, #4 is green, #5 is blue, #6 is pink violet. No gold specks in this summer version, while the original one is clear and has gold specks aside from the dried flower. I have to say that the original version looks more fancy. the summer edition looks more lonely.  The flower inside, the color swatches pink on my hand, bright pink, slightly more blue tone.  On my lips, one swipe doesn’t show any color at all at first, but two swipes slightly show a bit pink in color, like my lips but pinker.  Then after waiting a few more minutes, it becomes more bright pink, fuchsia/pink in my opinion. but not that bright, like a tinted lip balm.  

The result: I think this is more suitable to be called tinted lip balm rather than lipstick since the color is very sheer and it feels waxy like lip balm. Although it gives moisturizing feeling, it doesn’t moisturize my lips at all. In fact, it dries out my lips after the color vanishes from my lips. Don’t hope for long staying power since it’s quite sheer.  Without eating and drinking it only holds for 2 hours, and even quicker with drinking and eating.  And to my surprise, it sets into line as it vanishes from my lips.

In short, I’m glad that I get this for free since there’s no way I would spend that amount of money to buy this lipstick, so really, thank you Amabie for giving my this lipstick to try. Visit my blog for more pictures: http://metamorph-me.blogspot.co.id/2016/10/kailijumei- summer-simplicity-lipstick-3.html

this sleeping pack comes in a tub, but there's a separator that has a clip to store the spatula that comes with it. pretty neat! it prevents us to lost our spatula. and the honey is real. it smells like honey.. for real this time. since this is a sleeping pack, it's pretty thick , almost like balm, but it spreads easily on my skin. and it's being absorbed pretty quick too. but it doesn't leave me greasy the next morning. 

and it works well too. it moisturizes my skin without being greasy. and i have to say that it's not for dry skin or aging skin only. i have combination skin and it works well for me. and it doesn't break me out. read my complete review on my blog: http://metamorph-me.blogspot.co.id/2016/10/goodal-natures-solution-firming.html

this is another vitamin creams from skin&lab. vitamin e is supposed to be moisturizing. it's marketed toward dry skin or aging skin. it comes in a plastic squeeze tube with black screw cap, just like toothpaste. and it's quite tiny considering many of my korean skincare products come in big size. the cream itself is white, and smells like plastic. pretty weird scent. but once you applied it on your face the scent will dissipate. it's quite thick, and give moderate hydration, that's why i think it won't be enough for dry skin. and for combination or normal skin, don't worry to try this cream. but i still prefer it as night cream since it's quite thick and take some time to sink in. 

for complete review, head on to my blog: http://metamorph-me.blogspot.co.id/2016/07/skin-lab-dr-vita-clinic-vit-e-plus.html

another mask from i need you mask series from etude house. this is another emulsion type mask. the essence is milky white and quite generous too like the collagen one. the mask is as thick as the collagen, but thicker than the lemon one. it also takes approximately more than half an hour to be dry. and then it takes a long massage time to be absorbed. and the morning after i can still feel a layer of moisture when i wash my face. the fit is bearable, and the scent is like wet tissue, so again, if you're sensitive to fragrance, keep it in mind.

it works well for moisturizing my skin, but i think it will be more suitable for dry skin girls. for complete review, head on to my blog: http://metamorph-me.blogspot.co.id/2016/06/etude-house-i-need-you-mango-mask-sheet.html

this is one of etude house i need you mask sheet series, but weird thing, even though it's the same line, the fit is different for each variants. for this one, the cheek part is bigger as usual. it's an emulsion type essence (milky white) and quite generous. very moisturizing, i use it up to 40 minutes and it's still slightly wet. after taking it off and massaging the essence, it still takes a long time to be absorbed too. plus the mask smells like fragrant wet tissue, slightly annoying. stay away if you're sensitive to fragrance. the next day i can still feel a layer of moisture when i was my face. recommended for dry skin.

for complete review head on to my blog: http://metamorph-me.blogspot.co.id/2016/07/etude-house-i-need-you-collagen-mask.html

this is the original version of the black sugar perfect first serum, before they reformulated it and change the name and add "2x" at the end. this works like first essence, so you should use it after washing your face and before everything else. if you buy the full size version, you will get a box of special cotton pad to use with this first serum. the cotton pad has two sides, one for exfoliating and one for patting the serum onto your skin. it has their distinct sugar alcoholic scent, so if you're sensitive to scent, then try the sample first. 

the original formula is slightly sticky, so make sure you shake it before using it. it moisturizes my skin well, but doesn't make it greasy. but somehow, the original one doesn't give me the glow like the newer version does. for complete review head to my blog: http://metamorph-me.blogspot.co.id/2016/06/skinfood-black-sugar-perfect-first-serum.html

this is a famous exfoliator from japan. it's popular because it's effective yet very gentle on your skin. it comes in a white transparent plastic bottle with a pump so it's easy to use. it's scentless but really neutral, not like the hadalabo that has foul smell. it's a white gel, and once you massage it on your skin it will slough off the dead skin on your face. no need to rub hard. i can feel my skin smooth but not squeaky clean afterward. even though i use BHA and exfoliating toner, i don't experience over exfoliation with using this once a week.

if you want to know how to test if it's really dead skin that's been slough off by this gel you can head to my blog: http://metamorph-me.blogspot.co.id/2016/09/cure-natural-aqua-gel.html

another character mask, but this time it's better than TFS one. the fit is okay, only the cheek part a little bit narrow for me. clear type essence, pretty generous but not too much. scented but not too overpowering. but for a mask that promise hydration, this one doesn't moisturize very much. standard hydration that you can get from any mask sheet, but i won't mind having this mask again. 

complete review on my blog: http://metamorph-me.blogspot.co.id/2016/09/snp-animal-otter-aqua-mask-sheet.html

it comes in tiny sachet that can be opened and closed like wet tissue sachet. i bought the 22 usages, and all of the eye masks are inside that sachet. so yeah, for you who have concern about hygiene, perhaps you should avoid this one. since all of them are packaged inside one single sachet, you have to use it as quickly as possible once you've opened the sachet. 

this is the only japanese products that i've tried so far that's scented. like a wet tissue. the mask itself looks like crescent, fit my under eyes perfectly. but don't put it too close to your eyes, because it stings my eyes once. there's not so much essence on the mask, about 10 minutes and it will be dry. but sometimes, i can still feel the essence on my fingertips, so i decided to cover my cuticles with it afterwards sometimes.

it's cheap, but you have to use it frequently to see the result. and i have to say it's not that impressive either. i can only feel that it moisturizes my under eyes. no effect on dark eyes. 

you can read more on my blog:https://metamorph-me.blogspot.co.id/2016/09/kose-cosmeport-clear-turn-intensive.html

this is an exfoliating toner, but very mild. it comes in a big white plastic bottle with a flip top. it's supposed to be scentless but i think it smells a little bit like rotten egg, but very subtle (according to my bad smelling sense). the toner is transparent, water-like in consistency. i applied it using cotton pad, and i can see there's some dirt on the cotton pad when i first use it. lately, it's not as dirty as my couple first usages. 

i don't know how to measure the efficacy of this toner since i don't have acnes for months, but this one is really mild. i'm not experiencing over exfoliation even though i used BHA every night. but i think the combination between BHA and this toner slightly changes my skin. i don't experience problems with sebum anymore, and i have to use layers of hydrating products afterwards at night. i don't mind though, since i have sleeping pack to finish. but if you have dry skin, perhaps you should proceed with caution.

read my complete review on my blog: https://metamorph-me.blogspot.co.id/2016/09/hada-labo-tamagohada-mild-peeling-lotion.html

i've tried the original version and i loved it. then innisfree released the newer version, the light one, which is supposed to be for oily skin, perfect for summer, so i tried it considering that i have combination skin. but lately, my skin is behaving, more toward normal, so somehow it changed the way i feel about this first essence.

it's watery in consistency, not sticky like the original one. as for scent, i think it's scentless, no annoying fermented scent. it's easy to spread and absorbed. as for hydration, i think the original one hydrates more than the light one. i do agree that the light one will give you hydration without being greasy, perfect for oily skin. as for the brightening effect, i think i experienced the glow from the original more than the light one. 

for complete review, head on to my blog: https://metamorph-me.blogspot.co.id/2016/08/update-on-innisfree-soybean-energy.html 

https://metamorph-me.blogspot.co.id/2015/01/innisfree-soybean-energy-essence-light.html

the mask is like paper, but a little bit more rigid. the eyes' holes and mouth hole are big, wide cheek area. i don't feel comfortable with the fit. the essence itself is clear, generous but not too much. the scent is nowhere near honey, in fact i think it's more like wet tissue than honey. i used this mask for 30 minutes and it's still wet. it surely give moisture and make my face slightly sticky after i removed the mask. the sticky feeling still there in the morning when i faced my face.

for complete review head to my blog: https://metamorph-me.blogspot.co.id/2016/08/the-face-shop-honey-moisture-character.html

this cream is supposed to prevent aging process with the benefit of retinol as the source of vitamin A. the cream itself is pretty thick, but not as thick as the vitamin e one, and it's quite watery. it's easy to spread on my face and absorbed easily too. didn't leave sticky feeling afterwards. it has distinct scent, but i can't specify the scent. not too overpowering though. i've used this about two month and other than hydration, i don't see any other effect. i've used this separately with vitamin e and mix together with the vitamin e, and so far i don't feel any difference in application method. my only cons is the size, it's quite small for that price tag.

for complete review, you can head to my blog: https://metamorph-me.blogspot.co.id/2016/08/skin-lab-drvita-clinic-vitamin-plus.html

this is one of the 4 natural color clay mask from missha. the firming one is in purple tube, like a toothpaste tube, which make it easier to squeeze the product out and control the amount of product that you want to use. i was hoping to see a purple clay, but it's not as vibrant as the ads. it's easy to spread on my face but even after leaving it for almost 30 minutes or so, it didn't hardened like my innisfree clay mask. since it wasn't hardened, it's easy to wash off. i don't see any obvious result after using this several times. but it doesn't dry me out, but it also doesn't moisturize my skin. 

if you want to read my full review, hop on to my blog: http://metamorph-me.blogspot.co.id/2015/10/missha-natural-color-clay-mask-firming.html

this is my first experience with cleansing water. i use the bright up one, and i like it. it cleanses my sunscreen and non waterproof makeup well, but for eyeliner or waterproof mascara, i still use my makeup remover or cleansing oil. this cleansing water can remove stubborn makeup, but it requires a lot more than cleansing oil. i don't like the pump, it splashes the product everywhere so i decant it to a pump-on-top bottle and it's perfect! no more mess.. so far, i like it for everyday use, but for heavy makeup, i still prefer my cleansing oil.

read more on my blog: http://metamorph-me.blogspot.co.id/2016/09/bifesta-bright-up-cleansing-water.html

 

 

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