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Zarah

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General Information

  • Ethnicity: South Asian
  • Skin Tone: Olive
  • Skin Type: Combination
  • Hair Thickness: Thick
  • Hair Type: Straight
  • Hair Color: Black

Personal Information:

  • Beauty Interest: Skincare devotee
  • Age Range: 25-34
  • Location: United Kingdom
  • Ingredient Preference: Anti-oxidants, Hyaluronic Acid, Sulfate Free, Retinoid, Salicylic Acid, Vitamin C
  • Are you a mommy to be?: No

When it comes to first cleansers, balms feel extremely luxurious and buttery and I totally LOVE that but oils are just that much more convenient.  So far in my AB journey, I hadn’t really found an oil that I have especially liked.  Until now. Enter this Klairs Deep Black Cleansing oil.  This 100ml brown bottle looks really pretty sat in my bathroom, not going to lie, that is part of the appeal. The pump dispenser is so very convenient and I use about 2 pumps on a normal sunscreen day, maybe 3-4 of If I’ve worn a makeup.  The scent is what I love, I can’t even describe it, like sweet tea and midly lemony. Aah, it’s just beautiful  and there’s nothing more comforting that massaging this into your skin. The texture isn’t too watery, but it’s not annoyingly oily either. It spreads on really well and adding water will turn it into a milky texture, but not thick. I really like it because it’s so gentle, doesn’t irritate my eyes at all so I can very comfortably use this to remove eye makeup. It removes makeup really well and rinses off with ease.  My skin always feels so soft after using it. Bonus points for the stellar ingredient list and the wonderful blend of oils,  Black Bean Oil for regulating sebum production, Black Sesame Oil, as powerful antioxidant fighting free radicals and Black Currant Seed Oil, known to promote skin cell regeneration.  Although it’s an oil, it will suit most skin types and this 100ml bottle is going to last me a fair while so priced at £17.90  this is reasonable for a lovely effective cleanser, packed with so many skin loving goodies. This is soon becoming my favourite oil cleanser

Polyhydroxyacids are chemical exfoliator, functioning like an Alpha Hydroxy Acid (AHA) but because it’s a larger molecule, will absorb more slowly and causing less irritation. Packaging wise as per most Cosrx products, it’s no frills and nothing pretty. The 50ml tub comes with a spatula normally but I always seem to loose mine so I resort to scooping it out of the tub with my fingers, which isn’t the most hygienic. Definitely would prefer if this came in a squeezy tube.The texture is like a thick-ish gel and feels siliconey. I feel it takes a while to absorb too. There is no scent I can detect. At first I struggled with where to use this in my routine, was it an active? Was it a moisturizer? Due to the texture, I used it as the latter, so after cleansing, toning and essences but I skipped any other actives I would normally use. Ingredient wise, the percentage of PHA (Gluconolactone) is only 3%. Clearly, cosrx wanted to develop an exfoliator for folks with sensitive skin. It also contains coconut fruit extract, so be cautious if your skin is sensitive to that.  Other lovely ingredients include Niacinamdie, Allantoin and sodium hyaluronate. This cream is meant for brightening and moisturizing.So as much as I’m a Cosrx fangirl, I’m a bit baffled by this product. For me, it does neither. Although it sits on my skin for a while, strangely it feels quite drying afterwards and certainly in colder months, I had to use an occlusive after. In warmer it’s fine, but it still sits uncomfortably on my skin so I prefer it at night. With very very regular use, I do concede that texturally my skin has improved and is perhaps a little less red. I reach for this when my skin feels bumpy and in the morning I do wake up with slightly smoother skin but there is certainly no brightening. I think people who can’t use strong acids are going to really like this prpduct and it’s definitely worth a shot. Oilier skin types may want to avoid this. For 50ml and priced at $23, it’s not bad value. Am I personally going to repurchase this? No because I’d rather use an active and I feel there are better moisturisers out there for me. But still it’s a good product for a lot of sensitive skin types!  

Forgive me Skincare Lord, for I have sinned. I called this dear Klairs Supple Preparation Facial Toner a dud (in my head guys, not on IG because I don’t personally want to make any enemies here) but I am a changed woman now, I promise.  I was more concerned that mysteriously on the first two occasions that I used it, my skin got very red and irritated. But I’m not a quitter (mostly I didn’t fancy letting this go to waste so I gave it another chance and spoiler alert, LOVE IT) This comes in a brown plastic bottle, containing 180ml of the toner. Even though it’s made of out plastic, it’s still an amazingly elegant bottle, reminiscent of apothecary bottles.  It also dispenses just the right amount of toner. Personally, I am a huge fan of the scent, it’s wonderfully herbally mostly because of the botanical extracts it contains but not overpowering This toner has an amazing texture, it’s not watery rather it feels to me like a lovely essence. I use this right after the cleansing step as a moistursing toner but I suppose that technically you could use this as a balancing toner. The ingredient list is good, containing sodium hyaluronate, centella asiatica extract, licorice root extract (which is great for soothing skin and for redness). Unfortunately (for me) it contains lavender oil, lemon peel oil and orange peel oil, which I believe could have caused the initial irritation I experienced but luckily I get none of this whatsoever. nowThis well loved toner is great to use for the 7 (or 3 or 4) skin method. I love it because for me it even functions as a essence. With prolonged use my skin feels really supple and soft and I think it has definitely helped with reducing redness. This was perfect to use in winter months, under a serum and moisturizer but I’m loving this right now in hotter weather. I just use a few layers and skip moisturizer. There is a ton of product (180ml) and both me and the boyfriend use this everyday and we haven’t made a massive dent. I bought this from @wishtrend where it currently retains for $22 but I’m sure I got it cheaper on sale. This is a wonderfully moisturizing and soothing toner and works beautifully for the price! I’m so glad I stuck with it, I can totally see why this is HG for so many of you. This toner is always going to be in my arsenal of products, I feel that although I love testing out new products, I need to keep a stash of dependable products I can rely on and this amazing toner is definitely it!

I first bought this Klairs Freshly Juiced Vitamin Drop serum in my early AB days, when I didn’t know much about the importance of concentration of Vitamin C in its effectiveness. Wishtrend had a sale and I was loving my OST 20% Vitaminc C serum so I thought why not try this one? I wanted something I could use in the morning because let’s face it, OST is sticky as hell and I don’t have time to wait for it to work it’s magic. I started using this late March, pretty much everyday so here are my thoughts Packaging, this comes in a clear bottle which I suppose it a big no no for Vitamin C and the dropper isn’t the best really. I know it contains ‘a hybrid stabilization technology that provides enhanced active delivery of L-ascorbic acid’  so apparently it’s not subject to oxidation but still I really really dislike the smell. I have used other Vitamin C products and that acidic smell doesn’t normally bother me but this one stinks. A cross between burning tires and metal and I hated using it on my skin This a clear, colourless liquid that granted does absorb quite well. You can use it on your face as it, or mixed into a serum or cream if your skin is particularly sensitive This serum is meant to improve skin tone and texture. My issue is with ingredients.5 % L-Ascorbic Acid is pretty useless. But what about the stabilized form of Vit C you ask? Indeed this serum does contain Sodium Ascobyl Phosphate which apparently is not subject to oxidation hence the clear packaging works but it’s very low down the list. Other ingredients are Centella Asiatica extract, as well as Yuzu and Grapefruit extract I’m not beating around the bush with this. I knew it wasn’t an active when I saw the concentration of L-Ascorbic acid and I know it takes times to see results with Vitamin C but I noticed NOTHING with this product. Maybe even a bit of irritation. I don’t like the smell, I don’t like how it feels on my skin. No fading, no brightening of scars or general complexion. In stark contrast, the results with the OST for me were immediate and I can put up with a little stickiness and oxidation if I see results. Maybe this is formulated for sensitive skin types who want to start using Vitamin C but to me this is useless. Needless to say, I will NOT be repurchasing and don’t really recommend this to anyone.

I love this toner! The Blossom Jeju line features its star ingredient,  Camellia oil which has been used for centuries and credited for glowing skin and luscious hair. Camellia oil is a pretty spectacular ingredient, high in Oleic acid and vitamins A, B, D and E  as well as nourishing Omega 3, 6 and 9 and naturally derived anti oxidants. Camellia oil supports natural surface cell turnover and natural collagen to improve the look of wrinkles. This delicious toner comes in a glass bottle, painted in white with gorgeous pink flowers. Even my boyfriend commented how elegant this bottle is. You can dispense exactly the right amount of toner. The scent is gorgeous, like jasmine. The scent definitely contributes to mood-enhancing dimension to the experience. This toner has the exactly the consistent I love, not watery, perhaps like a watery essence. I simply dispense some on the palm of my hands and pat it on my face, after cleansing. I find that this particular toner works perfectly for me for the 7 (actually I do about 4) skin method of layering hydrating toners but really I don’t want to keep wasting and one layer imparts so much hydration I am happy to keep it at that. There’s no way I would use this on a cotton pad (you want to preserve this precious liquid) I have talked about the star ingredient Camelia oil present at nearly a whopping 83% but this toner also contains some of my favourite ingredients such as liquorice root extract, niacin amide hyaluronic acid, Centella Asiatica Extract,Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract. It comes as no surprise then that this toner is incredibly hydrating, makes your skin feel so plump, soft and moisturised and continued usage I feel does brighten my complexion( thanks niacin amide) This toner is definitely not cheap. I’m very fussy about toners, if I find one that gives me that lovely glow, is such a delight to use, smells like you’re in the most wonderful garden and hydrates and soothes my irritation I will repurchase despite the price. This toner has my heart

What a fabulous cleanser this is!The packaging is just so elegant and to die for. In fact, I just want to buy the whole line from Blossom Jeju as it just evokes total and absolute luxury. The pump dispenses just the right amount of pinkish red gel. i always use it as second step cleanser, after using an oil or balm. The scent is absolutely heavenly, like jasmine.The texture is soft, comforting, and luxurious I love that this cleansers foams up wonderfully (or does it) and it feels incredibly satisfying to use. I live the low pH life, no cleanser will touch my face if it is high pH so I was delighted to test the pH and find that it was  . So this cleanser isn’t going to disrupt the acid mantle or be irritating. Ingredients  include water,glycerin, beet root extract, mushroom extracts and their signature nourishing Camela Japonica Seed oil. Fair enough, this is probably in trace amounts with it being a cleanser. Most importantly it is SLS free, mineral oil free and paraben free. My skin feels so hydrated, balanced and soft after using it.That ’tight’ and stripped feeling you get with high pH cleansers? None of that with this delightful cleanser, instead my face always feels very comfortable. I can’t comment on how it removes  makeup because I rely on my first cleansers to do that. More than efficacy, once in a while it’s great to find a product that is such a delight to use. This cleanser screams luxury! I feel confident recommending this to many skin types, including dry as my skin is definitely dry since using Tretinoin. Now onto the cons, the price point! I got mine from @beateastspere during their 20% event but it currently retails at £   for 200ml. So yes, it;s not as great value for money as say..cosrx Good Morning low pH gel but I feel that a little goes a long way and if you don’t mind spending the extra money, it’s a beautiful product to use! I have so many cleansers I want to test out so I won’t be repurchasing immediately after I’m done (which I expect to be quite a while) but this is definitely going in the ‘Buy again’ category.            

            

I got this amazing little product (spoiler much?) from Amabie in exchange for my honest review and I just want to say that skin says a massive thank you! This is essentially labelled a Repairing essence and I really wanted to put this serum to the test so I waited a good few weeks before actually making up my mind about this. I do hope this brand becomes more available because truly it has some amazing products.



The serum comes in a little green bottle and there is about 30ml of it. The product is dispensed through a dropper and what a nightmare this dropper has been! Sometimes I am not able to pick up any product at all, which is incredibly frustrating. I have resorted to tipping in the product in my hand because I. NEED.THIS.ON.MA.FACE!



There is truly no discernible scent.



Once you do manage to get the essence on your hand (dropper or frustrated tipping of little bottle), the texture feels quite thick and sticky. This is not something that lasts, it absorbs beautiful on your skin within 30 seconds, leaving no residue. i am perfectly able to layer other products (other serums/moisturiser/sunscreen) with no problems what so ever.



The star of the show is Crithmum Maritimum Callus Culture Filtrate, a sea fennel culture which is aid to have skin lightening and would healing properties. It also contains Coenzyme A which functions as skin conditioner, and Lecithin, also for that purpose.



Like I said, I wanted to use this for a while before actually making my mind up. The immediate effects are incredibly smooth and hydrated skin, most likely due to the skin softeners it contains. How did it perform over time? Well, having used it for 4 weeks now I can attest to more radiant, softer and significantly less red skin. I have been careful not to introduce any new products in my routine so I know this serum here is special. Coincidentally, my breakouts have been a less frequent occurrence since incorporating this in my routine. I do not have significant wrinkles but there are some slightly noticeable frown lines on my forehead which now appear smoothed.



I am incredibly satisfied with this and I would not hesitate to repurchase this at all!

 

Ths line of sheet masks is so called because presumably the essence is made from ‘squeezed’ green tea. Rice water has been traditionally used for decades as a brightening agent so I was very excited to see if this rice mask would deliver on my eternal quest for ‘dat glow’ I actually find the packaging for the whole range extremely elegant, with the wooden spoon and the specific ingredients on the right hand corner. The manuka honey and rose especially appeal to me, not only because of the packaging but because those ingredients always work for my skin. But I digress, back to the Rice mask. This mask claims to be moisturising and helps dull skin look clear and bright. Ingredients include green tea, tangerine, cactus, camellia leaves, and orchid extract. Rice extract is actually the 6th ingredient so I don’t think there is much of it in the mask.The smell is absolutely heavenly! I can’t quite describe it, but it smells like honey milk and as soon as I put it on, I felt extremely relaxed and comforted. The essence is milky and there’s always something so moisturising about sheet masks with a milky essence. There is also plenty of it and quite a bit left over too. This is a actually a triple layer sheet, which promises better adherence and indeed, the sheet mask is a little on the thick side, but so incredibly soft and comfortable. The fit for me was really good, and covered my under area, always a bonus. I had it on for 30 minutes (a tad longer than I normally do) I didn’t worry too much about it drying because the essence felt wonderfully moisturising.It feels quite sticky on removal and I had to spritz a little Whamisa Rose mist to get rid of that tacky feeling but it wasn’t icky if you know what I mean. Well, I have to say I did not have any expectations for this sheet mask except perhaps some basic hydration. It definitely lives up to its moisturising claim. I would use this as night time mask purely because of the time the product actually takes to absorb into the skin. I was so incredibly surprised that my skin did look brighter on removal and I thought ‘hmm for the price, it’s worth a shot’ The real surprise however was after a few hours of using this mask, my skin felt wonderful, so radiant and soft and really really brightened! There is something to be said about instant gratification but who can say no to an affordable mask that gives you that ‘chok chok’ look we lust for? This one is perfect the night before a special occasion. Slap it on, go to bed and wake up to a more radiant you! I’m sold on these Innisfree sheet masks, I need to try more. Totally repurchasing!

 

Late to the party as usual but this is MY. FIRST. EVER .LEADERS .MASK/ I was just saying how I only have one and waiting for the time to use this one. Well, the skincare Gods certainly heard me because on Thursday I started to noticed a little unwelcome visitor on my right side of my cheek after weeks of decent skin. So I whipped this baby out and decided to put it through the test, because I have heard that Leaders masks never let anyone down. Needless to say, I had high expectations.

Packaging wise, I like it. It makes me think this is going to be an effective product.

This mask claims to combat oily skin, sagging pores, re balance oil-moisture rate and control excess sebum.

Unfortunately I can’t read the ingredients list but I assume the usual suspects glycerin, sodium hyaluronate and one would hope, tea tree extracts.There’s definitely tea tree in this, attested by the strong smell. I am particularly sensitive to tea tree and I can’t say this is a scent I enjoy but I put up with it because of my beloved cosrx cleanser. So although the scent was strong, it didn’t linger and it’s not all that bad.I am so impressed with the sheet mask material, I’ve heard this about them but wow, so soft and the fit was just amazing! It clung to my face like a dream.

There is plenty of clear essence on the mask itself and plenty left over, which I slathered generously after.I left it on for 20 minutes until the great reveal.

And wow, Leaders, I salute you. I My skin was a lot less red. I liked that it didn’t feel sticky after and most importantly that pesky spot brewing on my face…I was utterly amazed that it looked smaller already. Sure enough, the morning after it WAS.GONE! This is HG status (for a picky sheet masker like me, that’s a big deal)

Reviewing this superbly packaged sheet mask from Dear Packer which I used two nights about. I bought a pack of these Dear Packer jeju Cherry Blossom masks from amazon for £12

Confession time, normally I will try and find some reviews because I actually buy a pack of sheet masks but I saw the packaging and these had to be mine. I love the dome shape, it actually makes getting to the left over essence an much easier task than with the classical sheet mask packaging. 

This one is to be used when you need a spot of brightening and while others have reported a faint floral scent, I really don’t smell it. Although I like my sheet masks to smell nice, I suppose at least there is no artificial perfume added. 

This sheet masks contains Flower extracts (cherry blossom) and the holy grail of brightening ingredients which is Niacinamide. 

This is a drenched sheet mask with lots of leftover essence and the added bonus is that it’s very easy to scoop out! 

It is made of 100% cotton and feels incredibly soft on. The fit is a bit big for my slightly small face but I love the fit around my eyes because if a mask is brightening, this is the area I want to see the most brightening effects. It felt very pleasant on my skin, no tingling. 

Sadly I could only wear it fro 15 minutes because I noticed some drying above my lip and the skin above my lip is forever getting dry and irritating me!

This is a great mask for basic hydration and my skin certainly feels smoother. Im quite disappointed to say that I don’t see any brightening effects. 
I have pack of these which I will definitely use up and how nice is this packaging! Would I repurchase? Why not as a moisturising mask but I would use this one if I wanted a brighter skin tone

CosRX Ultimate Moisturising Honey Overnight Mask is a bit of misnomer. Not that it isn’t ultimately moisturising, because it so is! First of all, this wonderfully golden gel is not made from honey but actually 95% propolis. And there is difference. Bees produce honey but propolis is the sticky substance that worker bees collect from plants and trees. Essentially it s glue which seals off cracks in the hive. Beautiful and clever to use it as an occlusive. Jam-packed with amino acids, vitamins, minerals, essential oils, waxes and resin, propolis is well known for its antibacterial properties. I love this light weight gel as my final step at night to seal everything in. I find that I wake up to very smooth and hydrated skin in the morning. I really don’t know what took me so long to try this overnight mask. This only needs to be spread very thinly and I find that layering this on thickly actually makes my skin worse. I am slightly disappointed with the smell, I genuinely expected it to smell like honey but as what are you gonna do? I will also use it as a gel moisturising and I think it works beautifully especially if i’m using a drying sunscreen after.  (Biore UV Watery essence, I’m looking at you with your super high alcohol content) Allegedly this can also be used as a wash off mask. Personally I haven’t tried it and it’s not the hugest tub so I don’t want to waste any of this delightful golden gel. I love this product, it’s my HG overnight mask and I can imagine loving this even in summer. 

I got this from Amabie in exchange for my honest review.  I was extremely excited to try this, having seen a lot of people trying the Black brightening variety all over IG but this one is the Rejuvenating and Firming mask.

 

The packaging is extremely pretty, in a lovely pink shade! Come on, I know you're all big suckers when it comes to packaging, just like me! I think if you buy a pack of these, it comes in a very lush box, which can be repurposed to a little storage box for all your bits and bobs.

This eye mask claims to reduce the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines, crow's feet, frown lines and even smile lines. It will also reduce fatigue, puffiness and sagging under eyes. Finally it is also aimed at hydrating and plumping the delicate eye contour.

There are some good ingredients in here notably  SYN®-AKE is advanced anti-wrinkle peptide, known as Botox alternative and helps reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines and everyone's favourite, hyaluronic acid to lock moisture onto skin surface and plump up eye area. 

The mask is quite delicate and lightly scented. It felt great when I first placed it on but started to lift under my eyes, which is the area of fine lines and the area I would want to be targeting. (You can see this in the picture)

There is quite a bit of leftover serum which I patted in.

I left it for 20 minutes.

Now for the effects. I'd like to point out that there is no amazing product that can be used for a mere 20 minutes and cause your fine lines to go away so it would be unfair on me to be evaluating this with one use. It suggested that you use this 2-3 times a week for best effects. I did feel that my under eye area was hydrated but no reduction in fine lines (which I expected!) However, I don't really see much of a point with eye masks, I would rather use a decent eye cream, but this is just my personal opinion.

I'd be curious to try the brightening variety though.

I was sent this glorious mask by Amabie in exchange for my honest opinion. I am a picky sheet masker and my opinions are never affected even if the mask was provided to me for free. Essentially this is a moistursing mask (with trple hyaluronic acid) and provides nourishment to the deeper levels of skin. Of course the ingredients include sodium hyaluronate, butylene glycol and a red algae extract, some very hard hitting ingredient for extra hydration! The smell is absolutely gorgeous, very sweet but not overpowering at all. The sheet mask material is extremely thin, so thin that I actually ripped it (you can see this on my photo) so be careful when handling. It is saturated with essence but there was not a lot left over. I have a bit of an issue with the fit (my only criticism here) the nose flap doesn't cover my nose and the area around my eye is also not covered. But it does cling on really well because of its thinness. I left it on for 40 minutes and it was still really saturated. There was a little bit of stickiness when I removed it but it didn't matter as I used this as a night mask. and the results? OOOh this mask is good! It does what it's meant to do and it was a perfect sheet mask for the cold weather. My skin felt extremely soft and smooth. Don't expect any brightening because this is not what this mask is meant to do! I hope these become more readily available because I imagine many in the AB community are going to love this! I would totally repurchase. They have an arbutin one too, which I am dying to try!

 

 

 It's taken me a few days to muster up the courage to review this CosRx Holy Moly Snail Mask. I know I'm not the only one who recognizes the amazing, innovative, chocka full of goodies and affordable products made by CosRx. I pretty much loved everything by the brand and I was very curious to try their snail mask. Snail Secretion Filtrate is a sexy ingredient  The packaging is quite atypical of the brand, it's actually quite fun! This masks claims to restore your skin's elasticity, moisturize and provide deep nourishment. There are some seriously sexy ingredients in this, obviously snail secretion filtrate, red ginseng water, some good moisturizing ingredients such as glycerin and sodium hyaluronate and allatoin famed for its anti-inflammatory properties. The sheet mask is marketed as being 100% rayon which is gentle and provides full coverage and is  infused with camellia oil which apparently gives it its characteristic salmon colour. No particular smell.The sheet mask is super super saturated and the essence is sticky, but no where as gooey as the naruko one. There isn't much leftover essence (which is never a problem for me). I like the fit but I'm not sure what added benefit rayon adds. it does feel very soft and adheres well on my skin. I only left it on for 15 minutes but I think you could push 20. On removal it felt quite sticky so this is not a day time mask for me. Hmm, now for my thoughts on this. I'm not going to lie, I'm not wowed. Yes my skin felt smoother but I see no brightening. Then again it isn't intended to be a brightening mask. I really wanted to love this because well..it's cosrx! I think it's fine for a bit of hydration but I much much prefer using my CosRX essence.  I would not repurchase, probably because all I really want at the moment is mask that delivers a brightening effect. (Ok please, nobody shoot me!) I am so so disappointed with all the snail masks I have tried so far, wondering if perhaps I should I just stick to essence?

 have been loyal to my Maybelline ones for many years, dabbled in the world of Lancome and Dior briefly but could never really commit because at heart I am a cheapskate and I just can’t bear the thought of dropping £25 on mascara. Although I not a daily wearer, I toss mine after 3 months because it just feels icky to me! I did get lots of suggestions, I really wanted to try the Too Cool for School Dinoplatz Escalator Mascara because well…of the packaging. I actually picked it by mistake, I was meant to get the Twisty one but that’s another story. Generally I've loved everything I’ve tried from the brand. The Dinoplatz line stems from a collaboration between New York-based architect and painter Hatori Sando  and the mascara comes in a box which is actually a model of the Empire State Building, too cute. I will hoard this forever! The originality of this mascara is the personalized brush which allows you to control the brush size and you can thus pick between voluminous lashes or long, curly lash simply by adjusting the dial. How was my experience of this mascara? I think this is an awesome mascara. I found that when the wand was short I could create high volume and with the wand extended to a longer length my eyelashes were visibly lengthened. It stayed on pretty much put for 6 hours + without smudging. The only thing I disliked is that it’s quite a wet mascara, and remains so for a while so if I sneeze when I put this one, it transfers to my upper lid. (aah, first world problems..) I got this on eBay for $15. Meh, I think it’s a bit pricey so I’m on the look out for another one soon. It’s not HG but it’s pretty damn awesome!

I have been using this deluxe sample of Whamisa Organic Flowers Apple Natural Fermented Sebum Treatment for about 3 weeks and I can safely say that this suits my dehydrated,yet acne prone skin beautifully. I use this as an essence, so after my toner and before my moisturiser. In winter, I really can’t be without my moisturiser.The scent is really refreshing and clean and this treatment is very light in consistency and is almost pale green in colour. It always feels very cooling when applied to my skin and absorbs very quickly, without any stickiness at all. As with all of whamisa’s magical products, the formulation is waterless with only botanical extracts and fermented ingredients, notably organic apple which regulates sebum production and organic rice extracts, which has amazing brightening properties.The numerous Lactobacillus ferments are naturally anti inflammatory and antibacterial hence are thought to help treat and prevent acne and rosacea. Embarrassingly, my skin is always pretty red and I’m always on the lookout for products which can control that. I have found that using this treatment has significantly reduced the redness. My complexion is certainly brighter and my skin feels really soft after using this. My love affair with Whamisa continues...

I got on eBay for 1 (BARGAIN!)I really find the packaging of all My Scheming Sheet Masks absolutely adorable.I can't wait to buy all the different ones so I can marvel at those cute illustrations.Why review packaging you may wonder? Well, sheet masking is for me pure skinentertainment and I like having pretty packages to open!This mask claims to brighten and moisturize.So what exactly is the big deal with Deep Ocean Water? So apparently this is water extracted at under 800-feet sea level with negative pressure, containing 60 minerals and microelements, whose sizes are similar to the water in our body and therefore quickly absorbed by skin.Mostly it contains algae and caviar extracts, the beloved Sodium, Hyaluronate and cucumber extracts.No scent (except that faint sheet masky smell)Fit is great for me and feels super nice on my skin.Lots of lovely milky essence with plenty left over.I left it on for 20 minutes and it was still very moist.What a great moisturizing heet mask this is my skin felt wonderfully soft.I'm not so sure about the brightening effect but really liked it. Would I repurchase?Hmmm, yep it's a keeper!

 I’m going to introduce you to my biggest AB crush this year, this Whamisa Damask Organic Flowers Damask Rose Petal Mist. Did I know I needed a mist in my life, well no! Even though I’ve owned the old-school Avene and Evian ones and never really figured out why I didn’t quite like them, I just went along and spritzed frantically away going ‘Oh yeah, how hydrated does my skin feel!!’, secretly miffed that my skin actually felt drier. I’ve learnt that because they’re mostly just water, when sprayed onto skin and simply left and not blotted, the water just evaporates leaving your skin (yep you guessed it) even drier. Now enter this powerhouse made from 96% Damask rose, aloe extracts and sea grapes and completely waterless! Yep, no drying with this beauty. Whamisa products are made from the magical process that is fermentation which preserves and boosts the natural benefits of it’s ingredients. I love anything rose scented and I just could not resist this, I was sold when I saw the suspended rose petals! Having use this for 3 weeks now, this is a great mist in the traditional sense for on the go hydration and setting my makeup. (I hate that done up look so I always use a mist after wearing foundation) What I love about the products is their multifunctonality, this doubles up as a toner for me as I find it incredibly nourishing. I have also been known to disappear for a few minutes between patients to spritz this amazing rose mist because I find the scent uplifting and incredibly relaxing. So yes this can be a pricey product  but think of it as a toner too and hmmm that smell, it brings such joy and you can’t put a price on that! My only complaint is the short expiry date but I suppose it’s because the products used are fermented so don’t be hoarder and use up for whams products! Trust me, you need this in your life!

 Last night I tried Lovemore's Pearl barley & Milk sheet mask. I have been lusting after these Taiwanese sheet masks for absolutely aaaages! I think the packaging is really nice, something about seeing a bottle of milk looks every so cozy to me and coziness was just what I needed.This mask promises to be smoothing, deliver radiance and a clear complexion.Contains Job's Tears extract, milk protein  and deep ocean water as an base.First of all, the smell. Gorgeous!! So soothing, reminds me of vanilla cake batter, which I love licking. Isn't it just the best bit?As with all Taiwanese masks I have tried so far, the material is extremely thin and soft and the fit for me is just perfect. I don't have a big face and I really love masks which fit nicely around my nose and around my eyes.A decent amount of essence on the actual mask but not much left.(Not a problem to me, I never save the essence anyway)I had it on for about 20 minutes and it dried quicker than I thought it would.I really really enjoyed having this mask on, I think it would satisfy my baking cravings! It certainly felt very smoothing and my skin was really nicely moisturized. I loved that there was so residual stickiness afterwards.Totally repurchase again but I look forward to trying the other ones I have bought too! 

 

So first things first, I have been provided this mask from Amabie in exchange for my honest review and I could not be more excited. Aeria skin is a Taiwanese brand (and Taiwanese sheet masks are yet to fail me), it’s cruelty-free and made with certified organic ingredients. There are 4 different sheet masks, each targeting different skin issues but I was given this Even Tone Brightening one. 

 

This is a very pretty orange packaging. The claims are listed as

 

1.Clarifies skin and drawing out impurities

 

2.Fades age spots and discoloration

 

3.Repairs and rebalances skin through releasing botanical active ingredients into your skin

 

4. Makes skin look smoother, softer and plumper

 

There are some pretty sweet ingredients, notable: Rose Damascena (Rose) Flower Distillate, Hyaluronic Acid, Natural Citrus essential oil,Alpine Willowherb Extract

 

The sheet mask material itself is made from 100% organic cotton and feet really soft on my skin.

 

There was no real discernible smell (to me) but plenty of essence on the actual sheet mask. Lots of leftover essence which I actually used the day after, which is not something I usually do. 

 

The fit was really good, especially around my eyes. I love it when a sheet mask covers the area under my eyes. However, this mask is huge on my face so I ended up with some essence in my hair. 

 

I left it on for 15 minutes, it did start to dry after that. I’m perfectly ok with this because sometimes I just want t quick sheet mask.

 

Omg, you guys this sheet mask..! I am always so wary of sheet masks that promise more than just hydration. Evening your skin tone is 15 minutes is a pretty bold claim but this sheet mask definitely lives up to it. My skin felt so plump and moisturised. I swear some of my PIH had lightening after using this. The effects were still visible the morning after. This isn’t a miracle product that can fade brown spots or PIH after once use and I certainly don’t expect it to but if you want instant gratification, this one is the one for you. After I washed my wash the next day though, the evening- tone effect had faded.

 

I think that this would definitely make a great day time sheet mask because there is no residual stickiness and that makeup would go on superbly after. I’d love to use this sheet mask before an event when I really need that glow! I’m so impressed that I am very much tempted to buy the pack of 5 and I’m willing to believe that with regular use this would fade brown spots and discolouration

 

Would I repurchase this again: you bet I would! This has potential to be a HG

 

I’ve been so impressed with the Whamisa products I’ve tried so far, their products are fermented, waterless and have been wonderful for my skin so naturally I was really excited to try this.I got this from Amazon Prime (I know, I know, violating my nobuyjanuary but I bought this with a voucher…so it doesn’t count..?) for £8.99. You can definitely get it cheaper from Whamisa’s website for £6.50 The packaging is really lovely. It’s significantly different from your usual sheet mask, being a sort of tray containing the essence and the two part hydrogel mask. I’m a bit of a hoarder and enjoy saving my sheet masks but I don’t think I could keep this one.This mask claims to to lift, whiten, and moisturize skin. The ingredient list reminds me of the most wonderful bouquet of flowers:  Camellia sinensis extract, dandelion root, chrysanthemum and lotus flower extracts, all promising supple skin and it’s also packed with wonderful antioxidants.This has an amazing citrusy smell which I especially liked. Now, the mask quite a bit tricky to put on. You’ll need to peel off the top packaging, scoop all the gorgeously scented, generously amount of essence in the tray and apply to your face and neck then put the two part mask on your face. Sounds easy but this is a slippery one so be careful!I was prepared for it to slip down on my face but I went to lie down as soon as I got it on (Lie, I was catching up on America’s Next Top Model). This masks fits like an absolute dream and feels incredibly soothing on. I kept it on for 45-50 minutes and when I peeled it off, I can’t say I was expecting the results I saw.This mask, OMG!I almost wished I’d saved this for that special occasion where everyone could admire my glowing skin! Before using it my skin was slightly irritated and dry and all I saw in the mirror after was bright, glowing and rejuvenated skin!I never expect sheet masks to be more than a hit of moisture but this is seriously the most amazing sheet mask I have ever tried. (Sorry Too Cool for School Egg mask) Ugh, I don’t know what to do now Whamisa, I feel this is the only sheet mask I need in my stash (except I’d probably have to get a second job to fund this) Would I repurchase this again, god yes! They are pricey but totally worth it. This is a very special sheet mask to have, to be used for that special occasion or as a major pick me up!

The packaging of this is just too cute, with Sally the Duck on the actual sheet mask, how can you not love this? This sheet mask claims to relieve troubled skin and provide moisturisation. This contains some great acne busting ingredients like salicylic acid and centella asiatica. Not much of a smell to me. It felt really nice and silky and was very saturated.I kept it on for about 20 minutes. I didn't expect any miracles after using this but my skin really calmed now and felt lovely and soft. I'd love to use more of this to see if it really made a difference!

he packaging is super cute, I really love the illustrations on these Myscheming sheet masks.With its main ingredient Arbutin, this mask claims to slow down the growth of melanin hence the brightening effect. Vitamin C extract also symmetries skin colour and sodium hyaluronate protects skins against dryness.There was no detectable smell to me.These Myscheming sheet masks fit like a dream and feel so wonderful, I just cannot fault them.There’s plenty of essence on the actual mask and plenty left over too.The directions state to leave on for 20-30 minutes although mine stayed on for 40 until I noticed it drying up a bit.My skin felt really moisturised and soft, and this is a prefect day time sheet mask because there is no sticky feeling afterwards.However, I don’t think it lives up to its claims regarding the whitening, perhaps because arbutin is actually quite low in the ingredient list.This is a nice one for moisture, but not great for anything else

Pardon my ignorance but until yesterday I had no idea what Job’s Tears were. Anyway, it’s kind of grain apparently but what an odd name…So I was quite unimpressed with the last Naruko sheet mask I tried (the famous Snail one) but this mask was frequently mentioned in the Reddit post about the Best 3 sheet masks so naturally I had to try.I was really lucky and bid for these Naruko Raw Job’s Tears Supercritical CO2 Pore Minimizing and Brightening masks on ebay and got a pack of 10 for 8.00, I love a bargain me. The packaging is very no nonsense but so shiny to photograph (how do you guys do it?) This mask claims to brighten, balance, hydrate, improve dullness and minimize pores.It contains red and white Job’s tears extract, yeast, various floral extract. The smell is definitely yeasty, but not unpleasant. The material was really thin, felt lovely on and I absolutely loved the fit. As with many Taiwanese sheet masks, it comes with plastic sheet over the actual mask to facilitate the unfolding of the mask and to prevent tearing. Beware, this mask is super saturated with very thin essence and lots of it left over too!It was also a bit runny, which I didn’t expect.I left this on for 25 minutes, it was still very moist so I could have left it on longer but I just wanted to get on with the rest of my routine.OMG you guys, this truly truly is an amazing sheet mask! I was very dubious about the pore minimizing effect but they really were reduced, especially on my cheeks. I had a bit of redness all around which significantly reduced and my complexon looked so bright! I don’t see much moisturization but I can live with that. Especially liked the fact that it didn’t leave a sticky residue, as many sheet masks do. For that reason I only ever do sheet masks at night but this is a good one for daytime masking.Would totally repurchase this!Have you tried the other lines and which ones are your favourite?

 

he packaging is just the cutest which is why I bought it in the first place. Claim: Free yourself of skin troubles. By controlling sebum and oil secretion, peppermint oil combats acne to reveal clear skin.Firstly we can talk about the smell, it’s deliciously pepperminty. It’s quite a strong smell but actually fades quite quickly. Quite high on the list of ingredients is alcohol which is why it felt uncomfortably cold when I first put it on. The material was quite good and I was really pleased with the fit. The sheet mask was drenched in clear essence. I kept it for about 20 minutes and noticed that it got quite dry very quickly. So key ingredients are alcohol (which isn’t necessarily a problem) but it made the mask VERY cold and not especially moisturizing. Other notable ingredients are peppermint oil, cocoa extract and Centella Asiatica extract, all known for treating acne. Is this product really effective? Well, I wasn’t expecting any miracles in all honesty. I don’t think you can just make spots disappear but the angry pimples seemed to have calmed down slightly, at least temporarily because by morning they were in top form again. I wasn’t a fan of how cold this was so an ideal summer mask and it provided no moisture at all. I didn’t notice any difference in the redness in my skin. Would I repurchase this again, probably not. I have 4 left, which I will keep to use when those pesky spots come by again but not something I’m itching to repurchase.

I’ve heard lots about the benefits of hydrogel masks so obviously when ! spotted a pack of 5 of these Koelf Ruby Bulgarian Rose masks in the reduced section of TK Maxx (£8 for 5, bargain!), I had to give them a new home! A lot has been said about hydrogel’s superior adhesion and their general awesomeness so had to check it out for myself. Also I love rose, give me anything rose and I’m in love! I really liked the packaging, a very pretty metallic pink  This mask claims to brighten dull darkened skin and offer smoothness and dewiness. Lots of lovely ingredients in this, notably rose water, ruby powder (fancy!!) and camellia leaf extract. The smell is gorgeous, not at all synthetic rose but rather a lovely natural scent. so soothing! So from my understanding hydrogel masks come in two parts and hence the fit should be near enough perfect. This mask was a rubbery pink one with little flecks of gold. It felt quite lovely on my skin but the material itself felt incredibly dry, with no much essence at all. Hence, it didn’t seem to adhere to my skin especially around my nose and it kept lifting off around my jaw area. Err, wasn’t impressed! I left it on for 45 minutes but had to stay very still for that amount of time. There was a ton of essence left in the packet and annoyed at the substandard fit, I slathered it all on my face. I have to say the best part for me was this essence because my skin definitely looked brighter and smoother. Plus the smell is amazing bonus.This morning I woke up with really glowy skin and I’ve had real troubles with my skin this week. Perhaps I need to put the essence on first then apply the mask? Not sure i’d repurchase this one again but I’m really keen to explore more sheet masks!

I’m all about that snail life. The more gooey, the better I say. So naturally I was excited about trying the Naruko Snail Essence Intense Hydra Repair mask. Snails, Taiwanese in origin, packaging on point, I was determined to love this. I bought this from a very reliable seller on eBay directly from Taiwan for £14.00 for a box of 10. Yes the packaging, oh it’s pretttttyyyy. First of all it’s a beautiful shade of pink  and has this giant snail illustration. It’s so intricate and inside the snail is a little snail city landscape. Can anyone see the snail crane? Seriously, I’m totally in love with the packaging and attention to detail. This mask claims to replenish moisture and repair damage skin. Ingredients: of course, Snail Secretion filtrate but not as high on the list as one would think..algin (which is seaweed and a common gelling agent), snow fungus (a beauty enhancing medicinal mushroom), sodium hyaluronate, aloe extract, calendula extract. Welllll, consider yourself warned, this mask is slippery AF. The smell is slightly floral, no other way to describe it. Fit was good and I kept it on 45 minutes. Meh, the only thing was it started to tingle as soon as I put it on. i didn’t remove it because I kept telling myself ‘the tingle is good, the tingle is good, your spots will disappear, you will look like freakin Eva Mendes!!!’ And nope,  I don’t think this mask was especially amazing. My skin looked slightly red if anything. I am quite disappointed that the awesome gooeyness comes from algae rather than snail. I assume maybe I am sensitive to something in the mask (algae? snow fungus?) It’s not snail because I use snail stuff all the time. Would I repurchase? Well I have a box of these so willing to give these another go but probably not. Quest for the perfect snail sheet mask continues

I’ve only ever heard amazing things about this Benton Snail Bee High Content Mask Pack. I purchases this from @wishtrend during their Black Friday Sale because many people have called this their HG sheet mask so naturally I wanted to know what all the fuss was about. I already use their essence (which frankly I find rather underwhelming) and their steam cream (surprisingly this is a big favourite with both me and the mister so repurchase will be required soon. Naturally after nobuyjanuary) The packaging is pretty no frills but not everything is about pretty things. Although I’m fickle like that, I want my sheet masks to look pretty. Sorry). Right, so the claims are pretty huge. This sheet mask is meant to do everything: skin soothing, wrinkle improvement, brightening…Ingredients: No water in this sheet mask, instead it contains Camellia Sinensis Leaf water. Of course it contains Snail Secretion Filtrate (hmm snail goo) Bee Venom, EGF, aloe extract, azelaic extract Bacilus Ferment, azelaic acid so lots of stuff for this masks which claims to do it all! The smell is somewhat strange…I can’t describe it but I don’t especially like it. The mask is made from cotton and felt comfortable enough. What really surprised me what how dry the mask felt when I first got it out of the packet. I’m not sure if this was a faulty one and I have 9 more to test out so we shall see. But umm im not impressed. The fit was ok. You can actually cover your eyes with this but I normally read or watch something while I sheet mask so I didn’t. I could only leave it on for about 12 minutes because it started to feel extremely drying. I did see some essence left over. Overall I have to say I was so disappointed. Just goes to show what works so well for some people may not for you.  This sheet mask is clearly not a moiturising one and I was well aware of this and I just wanted to see if this was soothing and cooling enough for me to use when I have breakouts. I have 3 spots on my face and it did nothing to calm them down and my skin felt just as irritated as before. I don’t have many wrinkles so I cant comment on the wrinkle improvement claims and I think there is minimal brightening with this.  Maybe this is a sheet mask I need to persevere with over a period of time before I actually make a decision .Would I repurchase? Meh I have 9 to use up so unless I see some major improvement when I use them more regularly I probably won’t. I really wanted to love this sheet mask but I just can’t. 

Like a lot people I suffer from real FOMO so when I kept seeing this Too Cool For School Egg Cream Mask on IG I was super intrigued. But not necessarily in a good way because it instantly conjured up images of Creme Eggs. I don’t know if you get Creme Eggs in the US or anywhere else in the word but they are best sellers in the UK usually from January to Easter and are basically milk chocolate shells housing white and yellow fondant mimicking albumen and yolk of a chicken egg. Sounds delicious? Ugh not to me, since I was a child I have already been repulsed this is (although I LOVE real eggs) Anyway, I digress. But everyone has these masks it seems and when I saw a lone one for £3.50 in TK Maxx, I went ahead and bought it . The packaging is very cute and I love the lovely pastel yellow colour There are 3 different kinds but this aims to deliver hydration, radiance and nourish rough skin Ingredients: amongst other egg yolk extract and coconut extract This sheet mask is made from microfibre sheet and is probably the most amazingly soft sheet mask I have ever used The smell is absolutely divine and the sheet mask was soaked with lots of milky essence which felt immediately nice on my skin. I was so impressed with the fit, it clung to my skin really well and stayed there for 45 minutes. I used the excess essence on my arms and legs. I am assigning this mask HG status! My skin was incredibly dry before using it and after it felt moisturised and soothed my irritated skin. I looked visibly brighter and the next morning my skin is still plump. I am in love! Would I repurchase this again? Would I ever!! In fact, I’m going to hunt some down as we speak. Have you tried the other two and are they just as good?

I hated this! it is a well loved BB cream but probably because of my skin tone (NC35) I could not find a good match. The darkest one  (can't remember the name) looked so ashy on me. The texture was fine but it just wasn't the right colour I now use the Klairs Illuminating BB cream and seriously it is a life changer for me!

This is my holy grail concelear! I used it under my eyes, i use it to conceal spots and the shade NC35 is an exact match for my skin. I have used this forever, probably for the last 10 years and i am totally in love!

So I absolutely adore my multi step skincare routine, I love all my hydrating layers, lotions and maybe an occlusive but sometimes i just have red, angry skin, it feels sore, is irritated and just plain hurts! Sometimes beauty does lie in simplicity and it's in times like the above that i rely on my cicaplast baum. It contains Vitamin B5, glycerin ,shea butter and their famous thermal spring water.  It has a wonderfully antibacterial effect so i tend to use it when i have spots too. I just lather it on and go to sleep and waked up to soothed skin. Because sometimes it's just what you need, you know?

Unlike Korean and Japanese sunscreens, this french one does not contain a high percentage of alcohol and hence is not easily absorbed by my skin. However I don't see much of a white cast and my makeup usually applies quite well after. I tend to reserve this for the wintery month when I find my usual Biore one too drying but definitely one to try if your skin is on the dry side. 

This is a great moisturiser/primer which works especially well for me during the wintery months. In summer, i think it would get too heavy. This is just so wonderfully moisturising and nourishing and i will always keep it in my stash

I was looking for a balm cleanser for the first part of my nightly cleansing routine. I do love oil cleansers but I wanted something I could take on my travels without worrying about spillages. I was thinking about the banal.co cleanser but overwhelmingly I was recommended this one and I do not regret it one bit. First let's talk about the packaging, it is just gorgeous! The colours are so soothing and pretty. 

It comes with a little spatula which allows you to be very hygienic and not dip your dirty fingers in the pot. The smell is gorgeous, wonderfully herbal and a bit of an aromatherapy experience. I really look forward to coming home to take off my son with it. I don't wear makeup daily but `i find that it removes makeup very well.This is my HG balm cleanser and it will be a forever repurchase. 

This miracle product does not just target blackheads ( I mean, i don't really know because I don't especially get blackheads) but mostly closed comedones which I get every so often. This is natural BHA, betaine Salicylate which is milder. 

Literally I feel that this stuff dissolves all the goo from my pores and I totally rely on this to keep my skin nice and clear!

This is a mild but effective 7% AHA. I truly love this product. I have never tried Western Acids but I can safely say that my skin has definitely improved since introducing acids in my skincare. I was really apprehensive because..hello acids on your skin, whaaaat? Acids provide chemical exfoliation, shedding the top layer of skin to reveal smoooooth lovely skin underneath. What I like about Korean acids is that they are mild especially if you're new to acids. I use this maybe 2-3 times/week, usually at night and I always wake up to very smooth and bright skin. It contains glycolic acid but also niacin amide and sodium hyaluronate so this explains the brightening effect. I have used this particular one for about 3 months and I can safely say that this product works so well in improving skin texture. 

Hmm I like this but I caved and bought the Cosrx snail mucin which I love even more! This one is fine, maybe a bit pricy and I'm not sure it's as healing as the cosrx one.  certainly prefer my snail serum more sticky this one isn't too sticky. I'm trying to use it up but I don't think I would repurchase

I love this! I bought this together with the FTE as a whim but I was very pleased with this. It's  sticky liquid which absorbs quite fast, way to sticky for me to use in the morning. But if I use it at night, my skin is noticeably brighter and moisturized come morning. It is quite rich and I have not repurchased because I have other serums I need to use but I totally will one day

I bought this from TkMaxx for £12.99, mostly because I got a bit excited when I saw a kbeauty item in an actual shop. Believe it or not, this is super rare in the UK

It comes with a little spatula, making it extremely hygienic because nobody wants little germs on their skin. Nice idea I suppose but I’ve already lost it

The smell is very…well…it smells of Vitamin C I suppose, very much like the well-loved OST Vit C serum. Does it really contain 21% ascorbic acid, that I don’t know
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The texture is quite sticky and maybe a bit runny once it sits on your face for the recommended 15-20 minutes. I did get that weird Vit C taste in my mouth, perhaps I should have avoided my mouth area
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I got a slightly tingly feeling on application, not unpleasant and certainly not a burning sensation. Like a tingle of excitement, because of course this is going to fade my PIH!
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I kept it on for 15 minutes. Apparently this can be used as sleeping mask. I wouldn’t do that personally, it was really sticky, my hair kept sticking to my face. I couldn’t imagine sleeping with this on
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Now on to the results! I had some redness which seem to fade after using this and my face felt quite soft. Maybe slightly tight after so i had to use a sheet mask. However today I woke up and my skin looked really glory so I’m very pleased with the results. So much so that as I’m writing this review, I’ve slapped on some more now in hopes of waking up tomorrow looking like Blake Lively

I wouldn't really call this a mask, more an exfoliator. I love the smell of it, like sugar and lemon pancakes and I've been known to lick it while it's on. I would never use it on a dry face as I find the granules wayyy too harsh on my skin. However if you wet your face slightly and massage in the granules it's an extremely nice exfoliator and leaves my skin feeling very smooth after. I don't keep it on for the recommended 10 minutes because I cant see any real benefit.

This dry oil can be used in so many years. Before I embraced the Korean routine and all I wanted was some moisture, I would slap this on my face and be done with it. Since then I have discovered many uses. So its a dry oil and smells amazing! It smells very...expensive! I love this on my hair..i use it on my body to give it a sheen and finally I sometimes use this as the last step in my routine, as an occlusive to seal everything it. It lasts ages and I totally recommend

Maybelline

Falsies

12/22/2016

I have used Maybelline mascaras since forever! I love the classic pink and green one but I am happy to test out all others. This is a great mascara, so affordable and great result. Performs better than more expensive ones in my opinion! Go buy it now

This mask, oh I am lost for words! It is a favourite for many people and as usual I am always dubious about hyped products. But this is amazing! I adore honey in products so I am totally in love with the smell, it's sweet it's comforting. The masks fits like a dream and comes with a backing. I felt it was a bit tricky to put on but once it was on it was fine. I kept it on for 40 minutes but I felt it would have been fine for longer. I kept getting whiffs of the amazing honey smell. There was loads of essence which I liberally slathered on after. The results: this mask is wonderfully moisturising, my skin felt so plump and smooth after. This one is a winner!!

i really like this. I am late to the game when it comes to eyeshadow palettes and still think this is an expensive product. However i can tell this will last ages, its good quality, the colours are so beautiful .

I really like this sunscreen. Hailed HG by many, I have to agree. I was concerned about the alcohol having an effect on my skin but it seems fine. The smell is sort of lemony and its really easy to apply makeup after. My one concern is that it is drying for me in winter but for people with oily skin and for general summer usage, i think its perfect!

This is a huge favourite in the AB community and I can totally see why. Initially when I used it, it tingled a little but nothing uncomfortable. I have been holding off writing a review until I used it for about 8 weeks and I can confidently say now that I love it and the brightening effect is totally visible. Yes its a sticky product and I would not dare use it during the day. Also sunscreen is a must if you are using any sort of acid! Yes it oxidises and needs to be stored in the fridge but this works! My skin is noticeably brighter. I don't think it has any particular effect on pimples but it certainly is fading my PIH (albeit slowly) and perking up my complexion. I would totally repurchase 

I don't especially like any of the Tony Moly sheet masks, the fit is fine, the smell is pleasant enough but I don't like how the sheet masks feels on my skin.I didnt see any particular difference in my skin. I would not repurchase this

This is a good product, basically it's a water spray so don't go expecting miracles. I use it in various ways, to refresh my skin during the day, sometimes in the morning instead of using a cleanser, as a makeup setting sprays. It's extremely handy to have. 

This is a great little cleanser from a well loved brand. I don't love this a much as my Korean cleansers but it works well, it's gentle and my skin does not feel tight after using it. 

Love love this mask! I actually use this an an overnight mask and I especially love it in winter. It's extremely soothing, gets rid of redness and if i use it overnight I will always wake up with great skin. Certainly not one to use in summer in my opinion as it is extremely rich. 

I did not expect to love this giant chapstick with rose petals! I thought it would seriously just be a hyped, way expensive cleanser but i wanted to try it because I have FOMO. So i did and love it! It's low pH (which is very important for me!), handy for travels and feels so luxurious when I use it. I know some people are have had bad reactions to this, I believe maybe it is the palm oil. But works a treat for me and I recommend at least trying it!

I like this product for winter! It's kept my skin moisturised and my boyfriend loves it too. It's HG for many people and I've read countless raves about this. To be fait, I think the only effect is moisturising more than anything. Also I don't believe it's very good value for money as we seemed to run out quickly. I probably would not repurchase when we are done with this

This product can either be used as a toner or spot treatment. For me personally, I use it as a spot treatment and it works amazingly! There is a very strong tea tree smell which I find highly unpleasant but like the famous low pH cleanser the smell disappears fairly quickly after application. I personally would not use it as a regular toner as my skin isn't especially oily but each time I have a spot I turn to this magical little product to zap it! It will tingle a little bit but not at all burn. As I don't use this as a toner this product will last me ages! I would not be without it!

This was one of the first peeling gels I owned.It's a glycol acid peel but so very mild. Each time I've used it my skin felt incredibly soft and I totally recommended. 

This is useful when I need my hair not to look an oil factory and i haven't got time to wash my hair. It's not especially good for your hair but it does what it says on the tin.

I was a bit apprehensive about this because it's an all shade fits it all and I have an olive skin tone. (MAC NC35) and I thought this would be wayyyy to light for me! But I had a sample, I had read the raves so I decided to give it a go. And wow! The coverage is medium but I love it. My skin was so glowy. Even my boyfriend said my makeup was flawless. I don't wear a ton of makeup but I love it so much I've ordered a full sized product. 

I bought this to replace my Missha FTE because life's too short to never try new things. However, although it was more affordable and I usually love all things CosRX I may give this a miss when it comes to repurchasing. It didn't break me out or anything but I fail to notice a real difference like with the Missha FTE. When I used the latter, I could literally see the glow. The cosRx one is just a bit meh! It's also slightly thicker in consistency. Yes it absorbs fast and I won't really stop using this until the bottle is finished but I don't really recommend! Sorry CosRx I really wanted to love you

Although I use a low pH cleanser (because uhhh who doesn't anymore?? if you're not, go do it!!) I still use this toner especially before using acids. Although I understand that the concentration of AHA and BHA is not very high, I still notice less pore clogging when I use it. If I stop, there is a definite difference. For me, this an HG pH lowering toner and forever purchase!

These are as good as everyone raves on about! You need this in your life for that pimple emergency! It will suck out the nasty stuff and the pimple will reduce in size. The redness disappears too and major disaster averted!

Ugh people! avoid this! This was a very unplanned purchase and I hate wasting stuff but i will never use this on my skin. Although it smells really divine, the low pH is totally damaging from my skin and I get that really tight feeling that I hate. Certainly avoid if you have dry skin

This is the greatest cleanser ever! HG status for me. I never knew much about the pH of cleansers but I can vouch for much less irritated skin since starting to use this. I initially thought that the faint tea tree smell would bug me but as a fervent hater of tea tree smells, I can safely say that i barely notice the smell. Just the lovely sensation when your skin feels cleansed but not stripped!BTW, it can  also be used in evenings.

It feels really quite slimy and stringy on application but melts really well into your skin after massaging it. i tend to use one pump which is perfectly sufficient to cover my whole face. My face feels so nice and smooth after and it really does help in fading my old scars. I'll never be without it!

Whilst I really enjoyed this product (so did my bf, he was sad to see the empty tube) I would not been keen on purchasing this again because of the high pH of 9. Until very recently i was not bothered by pH but since discovering the importance of low pH cleansers and actually noticing the difference in my skin, i will stick to the low pH ones, Sadly, i will be avoiding this!

 

 

 

Bioderma

Crealine

11/08/2016

 This is the original micellar water solution and possibly the best ( I have tried several brands but i always keen coming back to this!) What can I say, it removes makeup beautifully, is non irritating and i sometimes use it when I don't feel like splashing water on my face. The only thing I would suggest is using a mist after just to remove the residue. I will definitely be using this for a long time!

 

 

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