Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Goal: Part of my skincare collection

It's definitely been a while since I've posted something on here. Hopefully I can get more things in for you guys to read. Well, recently this week, I've noticed that I have way to many things! I'm not a makeup collection freak, but I am a skincare freak. Over time, I keep buying and buying without using things up. So I'm gonna share a brief peek of my stuff (not all), and hopefully plan out a plan for my sins. Anyways, let's take a peek!

Masks: The picture on top is a brief collection of my masks. Crazy? Yea. Sheet masks are great for a quick "refresh" of your skin. I usually don't keep a big collection of this if I've found something good that I like. I usually do a mask 1 a week, or every other week depending on what my skin needs.
Plan: Um... It's kind of hard to come up with a plan for masks since each mask has it's own effect. I guess it depends on what my skin is feeling like... But! My goal is to finish one of the cream masks per year, and some other stuff too!
Promise: Not to buy another mask unless it's a sheet mask, and I'm out of sheet masks.

Face Wash: Never thought I had this many! I also have lots of samples too, but I like to use them when I'm traveling or something. Obviously my Origins "Checks and Balance" mask is about to be gone, yay! It's put in order from almost gone to new. I love having at least 2 different cleansers so I can switch off depending on my skin at the time. I would say that the two at the end, and the two in the middle are about the same stuff.
Plan: Hopefully, by the end of the year, I will finish my "Checks and Balance" face wash, then my "Mint Wash", "Q&C Mild Foam Wash" (I love this stuff!), and the "Super Berry Mix" is going to take me a while since I just started.
Promise: Not to buy another face wash until I've finished at least the "Mint Wash".

Serum: I think this was just too much. Even though it's only 3 things, I think serums aren't the things that you "test" around with since it's pretty concentrated. Currently I'm using the "Peach Sake Pore Serum". I really don't like the one in the middle, "Tea Tree Oil Blemish Fade Night Lotion" and the "Plantidote" is alright, but so expensive!
Plan: What I'm doing is switching off between them. I'm almost done with the "Plantidote" one, but since you only use a small amount, it still takes forever to finish.
Promise: Not to buy another serum at all until I've used up everything. If I don't find a good serum that I'm positive about, I'm not going to buy it. I think I can be serum-less for a while.

Toner: This collection isn't that bad, but the Skinfood "Lettuce and Cucumber" one takes forever! As always, I like to keep 2 different types of toners.
Plan: I use both of them equally, but the Skinfood one just takes forever! I think I'll just keep on using it and replace the other one from Origins when it's gone.
Promise: Not to buy another one unless I've finished at least one.

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Friday, November 5, 2010

Review: Etude House "Yogurt Peel Cleansing Foam: Super Berry Mix"

Exfoliater and cleansing foam? Awesome! This is like Origin's "Check and Balance" wash, but it's with fruits! It's a good face wash when my skin is just blah. Fruits are just a plus for me too!
Rating: 9 out of 10
Skin Type: All skin types
Me: I love this cleanser! It doesn't dry out my skin and it made my skin a lot better when it started to break out. It's a frothy face wash like the Origin's one just with little seeds that dissolves on to your skin when you clean your face. This yogurt cleansing foam has many varieties such as: nuts, fruits, and black food. I guess it just depends on your skin type and what you need for your skin.
Repurchase: Yes actually; I enjoyed this cleanser quite a bit.
How to: After wetting your face, apply a little bigger than pea-size amount to your fingers. Swirl and massage the cleanser all around your face, or until you don't feel the seeds anymore. Wash off with lukewarm water (splash with cold water if you want) and then continue with your daily routine!
Price: $17. Not a bad price I think! It's fruity and cute! A pretty good cleanser, but I want to try some other ones, so for now I'm not going to repurchase this.
Quality: Good facial cleanser! I wish there were more seeds in this thing! I have noticed that my skin does look a little brighter and has a sort of 'healthy' glow because of the fruit content. Exfoliating-wise; I didn't really notice any exfoliating going on, but if there is, it's like a super light daily one that keeps your skin from going dull.
Smell: It smells really mellow not stawberry-licious like I would have hoped! But that's okie I guess.
Texture: It's like a mousse texture, very frothy, creamy, and it lathers so well! (light pink color) The seeds aren't that hard, and they're soothing to your skin too!
Packaging: Cute pink packaging! Easy squeeze tube bottle.
Amount: 150 ml.
Yesstyle: http://www.yesstyle.com/en/etude-house-yogurt-peel-cleansing-form-super-berry-mix-150ml/info.html/pid.1023049750
Etude House: http://www.etudehouse.com/eng/product/product_view.jsp?prdtCd=215028012

Review: JuJu Cosmetics "Natural JuJu Moisture Aloe Cream"

Wow, it's been a while since I've posted! Everything is so hectic right now, sorry guys! So now it's winter, and that means dry skin. Boooo. Normal moisturizers just aren't doing it these days, and I finally found a really good moisturizer for my skin! It's simply amazing, it's 100% organic, and it's so moisturizing!
Rating: 10 out of 10
Skin Type: All skin types, especially sensitive
Me: Oh how much I love this little jar! I have finally met my perfect moisturizer..for now at least. It's super moisturizing, not oily, does not cause acne, and light! You only need a small amount for your whole face! This thing is my love of all my skincare stuff now ^_^
How to: After washing your face, toner, [serum], apply this. Or just apply it after you wash your face if you don't do all of the above stuff. You only need a small amount, like dip your finger it in once, and that's all you need!
Price: $15 on Yesstyle.com, but I went to this gift shop, and got it for $10. Not much of a difference, but I'm happy about the difference. Even the more expensive price at Yesstyle is worth it because this is probably the cheapest GOOD moisturizer I've ever used. Plus you only need a little bit every time! Totally worth it!
Quality: It's 100% organic aloe vera (super good for you skin). No artificial colors or fragrance, how awesome is that? Your skin will love this think for sure, it makes your skin so soft and moisturizing!
Smell: No fragrance, even better for your skin
Texture: It's between a gel and cream. It's not clear like a gel, but not thick as a cream. Light, your skin absorbs it quickly, and it stays on without drying your skin.
Packaging: Cute jar; simplicity is key!
Amount: 50 g.
Yesstyle: http://www.yesstyle.com/en/juju-natural-juju-moisture-aloe-cream-50g/info.html/pid.1022580165