Saturday, September 25, 2010

Haul: Skinfood 2

I took a big purchase with Skinfood this time since last time was my "trial" buy. Now I'm confident in their products. I think this will last me for years!! I bought: Tomato Whitening Serum, Lettuce & Cucumber Toner, Kiwi Yogurt Mask Wash-off, Papaya Yogurt Mask Wash-off, and the Fresh Ale Pack. I even got two samples: Black Raspberry Cosmetic Set (Toner and Emulsion) and Carrot Gift Set (Toner and Emulsion). Let's start the preview!
Tomato Whitening Serum
"Tomato Whitening Serum: This serum is packed with fresh tomato extracts which contains a variety of natural organic acids, vitamins and minerals to clear and clarify dark skin."
35 ml.
I actually wanted to buy the "Tomato Whitening Spot Serum" for my mom because she wanted to get something for her dark spots on her face, but Tiffany didn't have it, so I got this one. Hopefully my mom will like this! No reviews on this one, sorry ^_^
Kiwi Yogurt Mask Wash off
"SKINFOOD Kiwi Yogurt Mask Wash off: Yogurt mask with extracts of kiwi, tropical fruit rich in vitamin and juice."
"To Use: After cleansing, gently massage over dry face. Leave on your face for 10-15 minutes. Rinse off."
100 ml.
Kiwi, now that's something new! I love kiwi, no doubt, but I've never heard it being used in a mask or skincare product. This should be fun!
Lettuce & Cucumber Toner
"Skin Food Lettuce & Cucumber Toner: This hydro-balancing toner makes your skin clean and clear, and contains vitamin-and mineral-rick lettuce & cucumber extracts."
135 ml.
Toners aren't something that I usually try out, but I've heard some good things about this, so I decided to get it, it wasn't that expensive either. I have started to use this, and it isn't really your normal toner. Usually, the toner that I use is like water, but this has more of a gel type. Hmm, interesting, maybe I'll like this toner? We'll see!
Fresh Aloe Pack
"SKINFOOD Fresh Aloe Pack: A soothing pack with Aloe Extracts, providing moisture and hydration to dry skin."
"To Use: Evenly apply to the face wit circular movements for 30 seconds. Leave it for 5-6 minutes and then rinse off with lukewarm water."
100 g.
I have used this before, definitely not disappointed with this product. I didn't want to get this product, but I accidentally did, but oh well! It's not a bad product.
My review here
Papaya Yogurt Mask Wash off"SKINFOOD Papaya Yogurt Mask Wash off: Yogurt mask with extracts of papaya, nutritious and moist tropical fruit."
"To Use: After cleansing, gently massage over dry face. Leave on you face for 10-15 minutes. Rinse off."
100 g.
I did want to get this at first, but I wasn't sure of it since I haven't really heard about it. But doing some research, I did decide to get it in my second haul. Papaya, as many of you know, is very good for you skin and is often used in many skin products; it can be used to brighten, clarify, and moisturize your skin. I have used this one once, and so far it's pretty good, and I will do a thorough review on this as soon as I can!

I do love the samples!! They are so cute! I'm not going to use them at home, but use it in travel since they are travel size! I'm excited with my new samples; I need to get rid of my things... I have way too much!

Haul: TheFaceShop and Etude House

I'm excited! I will have my Skinfood one after this, so don't sweat! Ah... My first products from Etude House! I repurchased the full-size Cleansing Wipes because they are amazing!! They even gave me two samples of the 'Hydra Splash BB Cream', hm... I'm excited to try them out! Etude House things are just so cute, so I decided to give their products a shot! Let's get on with the haul descriptions!
Herb Day Cleansing Wipes
"Saturated in the herbal cleansing complex formulated with Botanic extracts and Rosemary extract that purifies the skin, these convenient facial cleansing wipes purify the skin while cleansing it gently"
"Directions: Gently wipe face in light sweeping motion."
70 sheets
I absolutely love these wipes! They are the best wipes I have ever used! These are a little more expensive than your regular wipes. What I do with them is that I cut them in half since I really only use them to clean makeup off when I do wear makeup, or to gently cleanse my face during the day if I'm outside doing activities. Plus, cutting them in half would save a lot of money and it's so hard to get them, so it's precious!
Yogurt Peel Cleansing Foam-Super Berry Mix
"Cleansing foam contains yogurt and fine granules to gently exfoliate, moisturize and tighten complexion. Berry Mix consists of Raspberry & Pomegranate extracts."
"Directions: Wet face and dispense small amount onto hands. Lather and apply foam to face, gently massaging entire area. Wash and rinse thoroughly with warm water."
150 ml.
I'm still so confused if this is a cleanser or an exfoliater! I got this because I have heard some raves about it, but I'm so confused still. I'm not going to use it just yet because my goal is to use some of my products before opening new ones. So this will probably take a long time before a review, sorry ^_^
Aqua Sherbet Lotion
"Aqua Sherbet contains mineral rich glacial water from Alaska and vitamin rich grapefruit water to supply the skin cooling complexion care. Lotion replenishes and restores moisture balance to complexion."
"Directions: Following serum application, use hands to apply lotion to all areas of face and neck."
150 ml.
I was really debating on whether to get this or not, but now I did! I can't wait to use it, hopefully it's going to be a moisturizer. I'm still confused, a moisturizer or a light lotion...
Let's see now!

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Review: Skinfood "Peach Sake Pore Serum"

I am finally done with my first haul reviews! Phew! Sorry it took me so long, after this I can start with my second haul! This is the non-mask item that I got... I'm starting to fall in love with Skinfood!
Rating: 9.5 out of 10
Skin Type: All skin types, large pores.
Me: This was another thing that I was really looking forward to. One word. Amazing. I does what's it's suppose to do! Since using this I have felt that my skin is more moisturized, my pores are smaller, and I don't break out so much! I use this after using my toner, and before my moisturizer. I really don't use this everyday because I don't like to pile so many things on my face, but I do use it about 3-5 times a week. I LOVE the smell, I LOVE the packaging, and I just LOVE everything about it! It's light and it has like a tiny tiny hint of shimmer in it. This was my first product from the Peach Sake line, and I am pretty confident on trying the other products from this line!
How to: After washing your face, put this on after your toner. You only need to use like a small pea size about for your whole face. Remember your not drenching your face with this, it's just suppose to be a thin protective veil. After using this, put on your moisturizer and your ready to go! (I usually put this on at night)
Price: 220,000 VND = 12 dollars. It's like half the price of the prices online. It's totally worth it!!
Quality: It makes my face so smooth and nice! I love this thing! It's obvious that my pore is smaller too! It's not like overnight, but if you use it for maybe a week or two, you'll see the difference. For a cheap price, the thing works!
Smell: Ah...The smell is my favorite part of this! It has a really sweet peach smell with some tartness from the sake. The smell is just amazing...I'm in love with it. It lingers on your skin, so I can't stop smelling myself!!
Texture: It has a really nice and light texture. It comes out as a creamy cream, but it's actually translucent and light. It does has some shimmer into it, you really have to look to notice it. It dries fast, and doesn't leave your skin sticky.
Packaging: It's absolutely adorable! It's in a glass bottle with a plastic cap. The cap is wrapped in a really nice "wood" texture thing. It has a modern vintage feel to it, and it totally matches the product! Peaches has a really cool touch, while the sake gives it a more traditional feeling. ^_^
Amount: 45 ml.

Review: Skinfood "Rice Mask Wash Off"

My fourth out of the five things I got, I'm almost done! Hopefully you guys understand more about the products. I'm really happy today because I got my second order of things in today! Amazing!! I will probably post the haul picture of the products sometime this week. So exited!! I love the "food" theme, I am absolutely falling for it. ^_^
Rating: 8 out of 10
Skin Type: All skin types
Me: This was like the biggest disappointment!! I mean, it still has a pretty good rating, but the reason why I'm really disappointed is because this mask was the one that I was expecting the most! I've heard lots of raves about it... but I guess it wasn't that miracle mask I thought it was. This is a good moisturizing and brightening mask. I used this at night, and my skin was really soft and "bright". There was a nice glow to it that lasted too! It's not like a heavy moisturizing mask like the Black Sesame Hot Mask, but just enough to keep your skin smooth and nice.
How to: Apply this to a a wet clean face. Massage it for about 30 seconds, and leave it on for about 10-15 minutes. As you wash it off, massage the product off. Dry your face, and continue your daily routine! I wonder how it would feel if i stick this in the fridge...
Price: 191,000 VND = 10 dollars. It's like half the price of the online prices, so it's definitely a plus. It's a pretty good mask, but for myself I wouldn't buy it again.
Quality: This is actually a pretty good mask, it brightens and moisturizes your face! I like it because it's not a heavy moisturizing, just enough for your face to look smooth.
Smell: It has a very nice refreshing smell. I didn't expect this from a rice mask... I smells more "green" than "grainy". It smells like the typical cucumber products, with a hint of sweetness.
Texture: It's foamy and slushy. It's a light texture with small rice grains also good for exfoliating. The foaminess of the mask makes you feel really good about yourself when you have it on...I don't know, I just feel really relaxed and happy when I'm using this.
Packaging: It's rice in a jar! How cute, I absolutely adore Skinfood packaging! I have a feeling this is going to last me a long time!
Amount: 100 g.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Review: Skinfood "Black Sesame Hot Mask"

My third out of the five things I got from Skinfood! I'm almost out of things to do a review on, but I am getting my second haul going since I'm getting another order probably by the end of the month. I'm not getting my favorites again just because I want to try other things first, so the next haul will be with new things!
Rating: 7 out of 10
Skin Type: All skin types, not really oily skin though.
Me: I mean... It's not the best mask I've ever used, but it's a decent mask. I really don't like the texture of it, and how it feels. You really can't tell the difference in your face until the next day or so. It's an okie mask you use when your skin is just tired, or when your stressed out. I do think that the smell of the sesame helps to calm your skin and yourself too. The mask kind of heats up when you put it on, not HOT, but just a warm feeling, like you have a warm towel on your face. It's hard to wash off too, it's so sticky, but does a good job at moisturizing your face and making it look and feel smooth.
How to: After cleansing your face, apply this to a wet face, and spread on a reasonable amount until you've got a nice layer. (Not too thick, and don't have it so thin either or else you can't massage it.) Gently massage it in circular motions for about one minute, and then leave the mask on for like 3-5 minutes. Then, wash off in circular motions with lukewarm water. After your face it clean splash it with cold water to get a refreshing splash since the mask is pretty warm.
Price: 213,000 VND = 12 dollars. As all of the Skinfood masks are pretty cheap, but I really didn't like this one. It's not an expensive price because normally, on the other websites, it would be like $20. It's cheap, but I wouldn't repurchase this for myself.
Quality: Does what's it's suppose to do! Moisturizing, hydrating, and soothing to the skin. Your skin looks so soft after using this!
Smell: It has a very earthy scent to it. You can definitely smell the sesame in it, it smells like burnt sesame. Not overpowering, yet the smell kinda lingers. The smell is pleasant, it really relieves you if you just calmly breath, you can sense a nice toasted sesame smell.
Texture: It's really sticky and droopy. It does not have the best texture, but it's easy to massage; you can feel the little sesame seeds on your face. But the overall texture is just very messy.
Packaging: Good thing it's in a jar so you can slowly scoop it out with your sticky fingers already. I love the cute packaging of Skinfood anyways, so....
Amount: 100 g.

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Review: Skinfood "Black Sugar Mask Wash-Off"

Today I saw my blog on Tiffany's website! Awesome, thank you Tiffany! I will try to post everything up as soon as I can so people can get an idea of the product. This will be my second review in my haul, so I hope you guys enjoy it!
Rating: 10 out of 10
Skin Type: All skin types
Me: It's hard to find a good exfoliater that really suits my changing skin. I haven't really found a good one yet, but so far this is the PERFECT one for me. After using this mask, my face is so soft, free of dead skin cells, so nourished, and smooth! Not only did this exfoliate my skin, but also cleansed my pores too by removing all impurities from my skin, leaving it clean and clear. It's not only a exfoliater, but also a mask. 2 in 1! I would TOTALLY repurchase this the next time, it is "da bomb". Make-up will go on smoother after using this too.
How to: After cleansing your face, apply this to a semi wet face (not dripping wet, but have your face wet). Apply an appropriate even layer on your face. **Make sure you have water on your face so it won't be so dry!** Massage in circular motions for a couple of minutes until you think your face is good; it shouldn't be more than 2 minutes. Leave it on for about 15 minutes, and then wash it off. Massage in circular motions again as you wash it off. After all of the product have been washed off, dry your face. And apply your other daily products you use. (I usually use masks at night.)
Price: 191,000 VND = 10 dollars. Awesome price! The other sites I've looked at has been selling them for like 18 dollars, so this is definitely a must for such a great product. Plus, it's the BEST exfoliater I have ever tried.
Quality: Does what's it's suppose to do! Moisturizing, hydrating, and soothing to the skin. Your skin looks so soft after using this!
Smell: It has a really nice smell, not overwhelming at all, just a very subtle smell that leaves your skin with a light fragrant. It smells like a sweet lime smell, I'm guessing the sweetness comes from the black sugar. I like the smell, but it doesn't smell like black sugar. Haha
Texture: It's just like sugar in a jar! It has a very sugary texture, like your putting on sugar on your face. It is very coarse and dry, and hard to take out of the jar. But just remember to put it on a wet face, so it will be easier to massage it.
Packaging: Like all the Skinfood packaging, it is in a little jar. I like it, you get to scoop out as much product as you would like.
Amount: 100 g.

Friday, September 3, 2010

Review: Skinfood "Fresh Aloe Pack"

Yes! My first review from my haul. I'm really excited to do this, and I'm going to put as many up not also for my blog, but also for the Tiffany Store! It's actually where I got all these things, and I am totally ready for my second purchase! So exited, so hopefully my blog posts will give Tiffany's customers some idea of the products, so enjoy!
Rating: 9 out of 10
Skin Type: All skin types, dry skin.
Me: This was the last of the 4 masks that I tried. I have to say, I really like this mask! It provides hydration and moisturizing effects to my skin that is pretty much awesome. My skin felt so soft and nourished after this mask, it's just really amazing! I like everything about this mask! Except, it kind of tingles...? Maybe it's just me; the first time I put the mask on, it had a tight feeling like my skin is really dry. But then, it goes away, so I wasn't too concerned about it. I will repurchase this again, it's an amazing mask!
How to: Apply this mask after washing your face. Take a reasonable scoop out of the jar; just take it out in small amounts at a time and apply it evenly on your face. A pretty thin layer will do, but you also want a layer that will "soak" into your skin. After applying it all over on your face, massage it and really get it into your skin for about 30 seconds. After that, just leave it on for about 5 minutes, and wash it off. While you wash it off, massage your face with water as you rinse it off w/ lukewarm water. **Tip: Splash your face with cold water, to get a tingly sensation, and it will tighten up your pores. It feels really good with this mask!
Price: 212,000 VND = 12 dollars. Awesome price! The other sites I've looked at has been selling them for like 20 dollars, so this is definitely a steal.
Quality: Does what's it's suppose to do! Moisturizing, hydrating, and soothing to the skin. Your skin looks so soft after using this!
Smell: It smells like a fresh aloe smell... Haha. It smells sort of like a a typical cucumber smell with a mix of aloe vera and soap. Not a bad smell at all, quite pleasant.
Texture:It has a slushy texture that feels really good when you massage it on your face. The texture is like an aloe vera smoothie. I think it would be nice if you stick it in the! That cold sensation!! It's like a light green gel, slushy, an soft texture all put together.
Packaging: The packaging is so cute! Love it, and I don't mind scooping it out because you know when you're about to be out of it, and it's a nice easy scoop.
Amount: 100 g.