Sunday, December 30, 2012

Happy New Year!

Sup Everyone!

I hope that you guys finish off this year of 2012 in a blast to welcome the new year of 2013! =D

Happy New Year and I will see you in 2013!

Like my drawing? XP
I was trying to make the snake as cute as possible. =P

Have a great New Years!

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Review on Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain

Hi wonderful readers!

Today I will be reviewing the Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain in the color 040 Rendezvous!

This product costs about $7.50. It can be found at most drugstores and at Ulta.

What do I think of this product?
So, in general, I do not like very pigmented lip colors. I do not like lipsticks or lipglosses. =P I prefer lip stains or tinted/colored lip balms.
I saw Bubzbeauty review this product and I decided to try it out!
I'm not sure what people think is pigmented or not, but I think this is pretty pigmented. The color is strong and bold for me, but in a good way. =) It is not too strong or heavy and gives a more natural look for me. It is probably the most pigmented lip stain/balm I own and I would not get anything more pigmented than this.
While the packaging and the color looks kind of orange, on my lips it is more of a red-orange. It is in between or a mixture of red and orange. It is a very bright and playful color that doesn't make me look older like some red colors.
I received a lot of compliments by my girl friends on this lip balm stain and they loved it! They said it matched my skin color well and made me look lively and bright! ^_^
My bf on the other hand, haha, it was a bit too much for him, he said he likes my natural lip color. Which isn't bad, haha and so I don't wear it when I'm with him.
However, if I want to go for the lip look, I really like wearing this lip balm stain with a minimal makeup face. For example, if  was going out with this lip color I would just thicken my lashline with a brown pencil liner or brown eyeshadow, and just curl my lashes as put on mascara. No eyeliner, no dark or heavy eyeshadows, and no blush. I think this really adds a beautiful pop of color on my face. =)
This lip product is somewhat moisturizing, but not as much as I would like, especially in dry and cold weather/air, my lips will still get dry. So, I like to put on a bit of clear/normal lipbalm before applying this lip balm stain and it works well. When it is warm, like in a heated room, or when the weather is warm, then this products works fine alone and gives me enough moisture.
The staining effect is pretty long lasting. It won't last for the entire day like from 8am till 10pm, but it'll last for a very long time. I was pretty surprised when I ate lunch with it on. I thought it would be gone after lunch because I was eating oily food and wiping my lips alot, but to my surprise, it was still there! =D If I am going to wear this the whole day, I will just reapply once. It is small and portable and easily fits into any purse or bag so I don't mind bringing it around for touch ups.

Here are swatches and pictures of the balm stain:

 So as you can see, the color looks orange on my skin. But on my lips for some reason they look darker and redder. I don't know why.

This picture might still look orange to you, sorry X(, the lighting was too bright and I couldn't get it right. But as you can see it provides good pigmentation.

 So these pictures are the ones that I think show the correct color the best on my lips. You can see that they're a darker orange-red color.

Do I recommend this product?
I like this balm stain and I recommend it. It is decently moisturizing (and if not, just use lipbalm before), has good pigmentation, affordable, and easy to get. If you are looking for a lip balm stain, this is a great product to try because if it happens to not work with you, you didn't waste a lot of money! XD

So I hope you liked this post. If you have any questions or comments, feel free to write in the comment box below! Thank you for reading! =)

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Dupe/Replacement for Sasatinnie Facial Cleansing Brush!

Hi Everyone!

Today I will talk about great replacements/alternatives or almost a dupe of the Sasatinnie Facial Cleansing Brush!

Here is the Sasatinnie Facial Cleansing Brush, I wrote a review on it in my Fourth Sasa Haul!
So I did buy this online from Sasa and I loved this cleansing brush! And I wanted another one to carry around with me when I traveled or as a spare after my first one broke down. However, this product is very popular, often out of stock, and can be a bit pricy being internationally shipped.
So, I decided to go to a couple of stores in Irvine, CA to see if I could find any similar products.

Lo and behold I have found 2 cleansing brushes! =D One from Daiso and the other from Tokyo Japanese Lifestyle. There is are Daiso stores in Irvine and San Francisco. There are Tokyo Japanese Lifestyle stores in Irvine and Los Angeles.

Daiso Facial Cleansing Brush

This brush costs $1.50.
So as you can see, the shape of the brush is different than the Sasatinnie one. You also hold it differently. It is a little smaller but I actually think it is easier to hold and use. It is easier to reach smaller and harder to reach areas of my face such as between my eyebrows, the inner corners of my nose, and around my mouth.
The brush bristles are a little bigger or thicker than the Sasatinnie one and the bristles are more firm and less soft than the Sasatinnie one.

Tokyo Japanese Lifestyle Cleansing Brush

This brush costs $2.29.
Just like the Daiso brush, the Tokyo Lifestyle brush has a similar shape to the Daiso one but also different than the Sasatinnie one. I also find it easier to use and hold than the Sasatinnie brush for smaller and harder to reach places on my face. However, I find the material to be softer and the brush bristles are smaller and softer than the Sasatinnie brush.

What do I think of these products?
I think that both the Daiso and Tokyo Japanese Lifestyle facial cleansing brushes work well and I personally recommend the Tokyo Lifestyle brush. However, it really depends on your preference of shape and how soft and small you like the bristles to be. Other than that, the material is the same as the Sasatinnie one. They both work wonderfully well, same results as Sasatinnine for cleansing and gently exfoliating the face. Both of them will not harm or irritate sensitive skin and you can adjust the exfoliation by the amount of pressure you use on your face!

Do  I recommend any of these products?
I recommend both the Daiso and the Tokyo Japanese Lifestyle facial cleansing brushes as great dupes or similar products to the Sasatinnie facial cleansing brush. They all product the same result and are gentle on the skin. Daiso and Tokyo Lifestyle are each cheaper than the Sasatinnie brush and Daiso is the cheapest. In terms of material for brush bristle softeness: Daiso is the most firm, Tokyo Lifestyle is the softest, and Sasatinnie is in the middle!

So if you cannot get the Sasatinnie brush from Sasa because you live in a different country and it is too expensive to buy internationally, maybe these stores are near you or closer by to take a look. I know Sasa is a really popular department store but it is just like Sephora, Nordstrom, Macy's etc. which are big popular department stores that carry a variety of popular brands. However, these 2 other brushes are both great alternatives to the Sasatinnie brush and more affordable as well! =)
I am pretty happy because now I can leave the Daiso one at my parent's house and use the Tokyo Japanese Lifestyle brush for traveling. This way I can leave my more expensive Sasatinnie brush at home!

I hope you liked this review! If you have any questions or comments, feel free to write in the comment box below! Thank you for reading and I hope this was helpful! Have a great day. ^_^

Review on Sally Hansen Insta-Dri in Color 115 (in a flash)

Hi Everyone!

Long time no see! I know, I'm sorry X(. I said I would post more, but I went back home and I don't bring my equipment and stuff with me, so it makes it hard for me to take pictures for my reviews and what not.
I am back in SD for a short while, but I will go back home again for New Years!

Today I will be reviewing a nail polish, Sally Hansen Insta-Dri in Color 115: In a Flash!

This product costs about $5. You can find it at any drugstore such as Walgreen, CVS, Target or at Ulta. It contains 0.31 fluid oz or 9.17mL of product.
I will have pictures near the end of my post!

What do I think of the product?
So this nail polish formula has a smooth and even consistency. I do not think it is thick or heavy and it is not hard to apply. The brush is kind of thick and cheap, with stiff and rough bristles which can cause streaking if you apply too little product. However, because this is a shimmer nail polish, it is difficult to see the streaking even if it does happen because of the reflective properties of the shimmer. And the streaking is not too much of a problem (at least to me) because I can't feel any streak marks, and my nails look and feel shiny and smooth.
This formula does dry pretty quickly which is a plus! =) And it does not chip easily. I had it on my nails for about 2 weeks until the started to chip and that's when my nails were growing out anyway.
The color of this nail polish is a very shimmery color. Depending on the light it can have a pale yellow, pale pink, champagne-colored or white undertone. Initially, (because I do not use colored nail polishes often) I thought it was super super shimmery, too shimmery for me. However, after a bit of time, I became accustomed to it, and now I think it is fine. Because this has such a light tone, I think this is a very flexible and wearable nail polish. I can wear it with a variety of different outfits of different colors and I do not have to worry about color clashing with my nails!
Overall, I like this nailpolish and I would wear it for more special occasions because I just like clear nail polish everyday. This would be great for parties, dances, and friend get-togethers. X)

Here are some pictures of the nail polish on my finger nails:

Do I recommend this product?
If you really like shimmery, shiny nail polish, then I recommend this product! Even though the nail brush is poor quality and causes slight streaking, it should not affect the appearance or the texture of the nail polish after it is applied and dried on your nails. The consistency is light and smooth and the formula dries quickly. It is also affordable and easy to find!

So I hope you enjoyed this review. If you have any questions or comments, feel free to write in the comment box below! Thank you for reading!

Friday, December 21, 2012

Thank you and Happy Holidays!

Hi Everyone!

I'm currently at my parent's house now, just chilling and catching up on sleep! XD

I hope that all the students have a a wonderful winter break (especially college and grad students, we don't have much of 1 month winter breaks left!)

Merry Christmas guys and enjoy your free time with your friends and families!

On another note, thank you very much for reading my blog posts and stuff! I have over 16,000 views! =D You mean so much to me, I hope that I will helpful to you in the future!

Take care of your skin and don't forget moisturizer and drinking lots of water to stay hydrated!

Thank you and have a wonderful day! ^_^

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Review on "The Body Shop" Warming Mineral Mask ^_^

Hi Everyone!

I hope all of you students enjoying your winter break so far! I am, by just doing nothing. =P When you are just studying for 15 hrs a day for 2 weeks for finals, you would want to do nothing for a bit. XD

Anyway, today I am reviewing "The Body Shop" Warming Mineral Mask!
This product can be found in "The Body Shop" store or on their website. It costs $17 and contains 3.3 US fluid oz or 100mL of product. It is a self-warming mask to help deep cleanse the skin.
This product contains cinnamon oil, ginger, and kaolin clay. (If you are allergic to any of these compounds, don't use it)
DirectionsApply a generous layer to clean, wet skin. You will immediately feel a warming sensation on your skin. avoid the eye and lip areas. Leave on for 5 minutes before rinsing with warm water (mask will not dry). Use one to two times per week after cleansing.

What do I think of this product?
So, a while ago, I got a free sample of this mask and I tried it, and I was like woa, it really warms up! I thought the heating effect was pretty cool. I wasn't sure whether to get it or not, so I thought about it for a while.
I finally decided to get it last month and I have been using it once a week before I go to bed. Like the instructions say, I apply it onto my wet face after washing it. However, it can't be too wet because then it will be hard for the mask to stay on the face and it will tend to slip or become difficult to stay on the face when you apply. My face needs to be between damp and wet for best application.
Initially, I always feel an intense heat! It is not a scalding heat, it will not burn or damage the skin. But wow! It definitely feels very very warm! But then it fades quickly and feels lukewarm on my face for the rest of the 5 minutes. This mask is not the kind that dries up, it will stay in a liquid formula, so just wash it off after 5 minutes.
I like this mask a lot! It relaxes my skin and opens up my pores so that while washing the mask off, all the dirt from my pores gets washed away and it makes it easier for my skin to absorb my serums and moisturizers. It is perfect during the winter because I feel sooooo cold all the time and this warming mask makes me feel so comfortable and nice! My skin always feels smooth and soft after using this mask and it helps clear my complexion. =)
I'm still wondering whether to buy it again after I finish using up the bottle, because it is a bit pricey for me. X( But I really really like it! XD
Oh, but one thing to remember, the bottle is really smooth and frictionless, so don't hold it loosely. I did that once and it slipped right through my fingers and landed on my foot, giving me a bruise. T_T It hurt quite a bit actually. ><

Do I recommend this product?
I really like this product, and if you do not mind the price, I recommend this product to oily and normal skin types.This is mostly for treating clogged pores that tend to trap dead skin and dirt. It will help open those pores so that it is easier to wash the dirt and oil out. But, people with dry skin tend to not have large oily pores or product a lot of oil that causes clogged pores. However, I do not think it will harm your skin and will give you a more of a relaxing and calming treatment to help (at most) with the texture/smoothness and softness of the skin.

So I hope you liked this review and it was helpful to you! If you have any questions or comments, feel free to write in the comment box below! Thank you for reading and I will see you later! =)

Sunday, December 16, 2012

My Winter Fashion! 2012-2013 =)

Hi guys!

This is just a video showing what I have been wearing lately this winter!

I hope you like it! Enjoy =)

I am a kind of boring person. I don't really like flashy stuff unless it is a special occasion or an event. I'm pretty simple and I tend to like dark clothing. =P
I also don't accessorize much because I work in a research lab and volunteer in the emergency room, so jewelry and stuff is a no no. XP

If you have any tips or good advice for video stuff, I would be happy to hear it from you!
I am really new to all of this stuff!

Thank you for watching =D

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Fifth Sasa Haul and Review!

Hi Everyone!

Welcome to the 5th Sasa Haul and Review! =D
I have bought 3 products:

- DOT DOT Eyeliner Gel Pencil 36 H Water Resistant in shimmer black
- K-Palette Pencil Eyeliner in black
- Mentholatum ACNES Acne Point Clear

I have used these products for at least 2 months.

DOT DOT Eyeliner Gel Pencil 36 H Water Resistant in shimmer black
This product costs $6.50 and you get 1 eyeliner and a sharpener.
It is said to last for 36 hours  and is sweat-proof, tear-proof and sebum-proof.And they said you can use it as an eyeliner or eyeshadow.
Cautions (from the box): Avoid contact with eyes. If contact occurs, rinse eyes thoroughly with water.

What do I think of this product?
So, I had a few issues with this pencil eyeliner. =P
The pencil comes with a cap and a pencil sharpener.
So, my first problem was that the cap was nearly impossible to take off. -__- I pulled and pulled with a lot of force and it did not come off. So, I ended up using my teeth (yes, yes bad I know) to yank the darn cap off, because I could just not pull it off!
Second problem was that with this pencil sharpener, I couldn't really sharpen to a nice point. It always sort of sharpens up halfway and just stays there so...I kind of gave up on that. Also, the pencil lead inside broke =(, probably in the shipping process.
The formula of this eyeliner is kind of dry and sticky. I think this is because it is a very waterproof formula, so the formula is on the drier and stickier side. If I try to use this pencil eyeliner directly on my eye, first, the tip was not thin, so I could not really draw a nice thinner line and because of the sticky formula, it pulls and tugs on the skin around my eyes and my eyelids. So, basically, it didn't work well with me.
However, I did try to use it another way. I dabbed my thin eyeliner brush (flat wing kind) onto the tip of the pencil and would draw the eyeliner onto my eye, as if I was using a gel or cream eyeliner. And in this way, it works pretty well. There is no tugging of my skin. I can draw a pretty thin line and if I want to I can smudge it out for a softer look. It is pretty long lasting like it says and I don't really need to set it with powder unless the weather is hot and humid. So, in this way I can use it, and I like it.
Judging from the Cautions on the eyeliner box, I am not going to use this to tightline or waterline my eyes. Perhaps it has substances that irritate the eyes.
Also, it does have gold shimmer in it, but it doesn't really show up, it just looks black. It is not a very intense black, kind of normal and on the lighter side for some maybe.

Here are some pictures and swatches:

 Can you see the scratches and dents on the cap? Yeah, from my teeth. =P


So, I know it doesn't look very dark, but using my eyeliner brush, the color is more concentrated and darker on my eyes.

Do I recommend this product?
If you want a pencil eyeliner that you can use directly on your eyes and don't want it to tug on your eyes, then I do not recommend this product. However, if you don't mind using it in a different way, like me, it may take more time, but it is not a bad product and I think it's worth a shot!

K-Palette Pencil Eyeliner in black
This product costs $18.60. The eyeliner is said to be waterproof at last for 24 hours in any condition. It is said to not smudge or budge but can be removed easily with a makeup remover.

What do I think of this product?
So, this pencil eyeliner is pretty interesting. The cap screws on and off, which is pretty nice and you know that the cap won't fall off accidentally on its own!
The pencil lead inside is very slim and thin and is twisted up or down. This is really convenient because it has a fine point and I don't have to worry about sharpening and wasting eyeliner.
The formula is on the drier and stickier side being very waterproof. It does tug a little on my eyelids if I want to draw eyeliner on my eyes so I do prefer my Dolly Wink pencil liners (brown or black) because even though they are a little less waterproof, they are softer, creamier, and easier to work with.
However, I really like to thicken my lashline and tightline my eyes (fill the upper waterline of your eyes). This is a very long lasting pencil eyeliner. I really like it. I still will set it with a dark eyeshadow powder if I use it on my lashline because I have really oily eyelids and if I apply alone it will smudge...='(, yes sad, but this is a good product and worth the money for me. X)
It tends to dry pretty quickly and I will show you a short video clip of no matter how much I rub my skin, this pencil eyeliner does not smear at all! The color is a strong dark black that won't fade.
And I don't have a problem removing this product with my eye makeup remover!

Here are some pictures, swatches, and the video:

Sorry for the poor quality of this video, filming at night again. X( I hope that you can see that the pencil did not smudge off at all! It is really strong.

Do I recommend this product?
recommend this product! It is very waterproof and the color is a strong black. If you tend to have oily eyelids like me, just set it with an eyeshadow powder. But if you don't, then you don't have to worry about that! The only issue you may have is the tugging of the skin when you use this as an eyeliner. =/ My advice for you is to use small/short dabbing strokes and connect the eyeliner together with that. This is no kohl eyeliner, don't try drawing a single long stroke, it's not going to happen. =P But as for waterlining, and tightlining, this is a great product!

Mentholatum ACNES Acne Point Clear
This product costs $5.70 and contains 9mL of product.

What do I think of this product? And do I recommend this product?
I have bought and reviewed this product before in my third Sasa Haul. If you would like more information, please click on the link in the previous sentence.
Overall, this product does not work for acne (as in treating and preventing acne) but it works very well for reducing swelling and redness. It does not irritate or dry out my sensitive skin and I really like it. I recommend this to anyone who tends to get redness or swelling on the face, especially after scratching or popping a pimple.

So I hope you liked this haul and that it was informative to you in some way =P. If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to write in the comment box below! Thank you for reading and I will see you later! ^_^

Friday, December 14, 2012

Review on Maybelline Dream Lumi Touch Highlighting Concealer

Hi Everyone!

I am back! Finals were rough and I am so gland for winter break!

A couple things I did during as breaks in between finals, I wrote Christmas cards to my friends and co-workers, and also directed a photoshoot at my university for fun. XP

(This was inspired from the movie "Hunger Games" =P)


Today I will be reviewing the Maybelline Dream Lumi Touch Highlighting Concealer in Buff

This product costs about $8. It can be found at any drugstore or Ulta and contains 1.5mL or 0.05 fluid oz of product.

What do I think of this product?
I think this concealer is not bad. It is easier to blend than the Revlon primer that I reviewed last time. Also, it is a yellow-toned concealer which matches my skin's yellow undertone!
The color "buff" is a little light for my face but the color matches my hands almost perfectly. However, this is a highlighting concealer, so it is supposed to be on the light side. If I could though, I may choose a shade darker.
Because it is a highlighting concealer, I use it to highlight the shadows under my eyes so it does not look like I have dark circles, and on the bridge of my nose. Because it is more on the light side, I do not use a lot on my face, and focus on blending it out. Because I am putting the concealer on the shadows under my eyes, I am not bringing it too high up to my eye when I blend it (where my undereye folds are) so I do not get creasing.
The consistency is not watery, but it does have some substance. I'm not saying it is thick, but it does take some time to blend and work with. I like to use my forefingers to pat and blend the concealer so that the warmth of my fingers makes it easier to blend into my skin. However, I do need to make sure that it is well blended in and out, otherwise, if I am not careful, it will look like light patches on my face. =P
I would not repurchase this again because I believed I could find better (and actually I did!) However, I do not think it is a bad concealer to start off with as long as one remembers that it is a highlighting concealer and needs to be worked with carefully.
The packaging is a twist up, that pushes the product up to the brush. This I don't really like. Because after you use it the first time, the product left on the brush kind of oxidizes and dries to a darker color and when I need to use this concealer again, I need to be careful to use the new product that I twist up and not the older, drier, and darker residue that was left from last time.
But because it is not in a palette or jar, this is a very portable item. You can put this in your purse for touch-ups or bring it when you travel because it is slim and takes up little space!
This works well on oily or dry skin, however if you do have dry skin, just moisturize beforehand and it should be okay.

Here are some swatches of the concealer:

 In the first picture, I have a swatch on the right and the product blended on the left. I know it is hard to tell, but there is a bit of a yellow tone or hue on the left side of my hand. While it is blended pretty well, I would not use that much product underneath my eyes. This is to give you an idea of what it looks like and so that you can see the yellow undertone better.

 In this picture, I have started to blend the swatch on the right. The blended product on the left is still there, but you can see, it is pretty close to my skin tone.

This is the product blended all over my hand. It definitely makes the complexion smoother and more even. However, my hand is lighter than my face, so it would be lighter on my face if I did not blend it out properly.

Do I recommend this product?
If you have a skin color that is on the lighter side and your skin tone is yellow, I do recommend this as a decent product to try. If you are a beginner who does not want to spend too much, try this, you might like it. =) It is not bad but it is not amazingly good, it works and if you want to save money or need something that you can carry around and wouldn't be too sad losing maybe this will do well for you.
If you are interested in trying this product, you should definitely go to the store and make sure it matches your skin tone better, I ordered mine online and it did not match as well as I thought.

So I hope you liked this review and it helped you. I am finally back and I have so much to talk about and review! It is also winter break and I have so much time to work on my blog and talk to you guys! =D
If you have any questions or comments, feel free to write in the comment box below. Thank you for reading and I will see you soon!

Friday, December 7, 2012

Review on Mentholatum Acne Foaming Scrub

Hi Everyone!

I hope you are doing well. =) Finals are next week for me and I will be MIA for a bit. I'm sure a lot of people feel me here haha. Finals in my university are 3 hrs long. Next week I have 1 on Tuesday, 2 on Wednesday, and 1 on Friday. And I have been in the library like it is my second home. XP
To those of you in the UC schools in California, good luck on your studies and finals!

Today I will be reviewing the Mentholatum Acne Foaming Scrub!

This product can be found at the Takashima store and it costs about $17. It may be found at other places, but I have not tried to look elsewhere, you can try Sasa.
This product contains 130 grams amount of product.
In the blue bubble in front, it says there are large and small particles inside for the scrub.
And right under the blue bubble it says it contains Vitamin E and C.
On the back in the square, it says that it can help kill bacteria in the acne and pores and help decrease inflammation. It also has hydrating benefits to make sure water is retained in the skin and the scrub helps clean out dirt and oil from the pores and acne.

What do I think of this product?
So, do not be intimidated by the foreign language, I buy stuff that I can't read all the time. =P I just had a friend of my translate for me. XP
This is a very popular and well known skincare brand for acne treatment in Asia and everytime I go to Taiwan, I use it!
So, when I first tried this, I was like, omg, this is rough stuff! =O I thought it was too rough and harsh-feeling on my face so I put it away for a while.
Then, about a month later, I took it out, to try it again. And for some reason, it was not as harsh as I thought! Maybe I was scrubbing my face too roughly/strongly back then, so I used too much pressure. But, now I do not think this scrub is rough at all!
It has a very lemon/lime clean smell to it that I love! There are 2 types of exfoliating beads in the cleanser. One is a round green bead and one is a much smaller, irregularly shaped white bead. The round green beads are easy to see but the white ones are much harder to see and smaller. I did not even notice there were two kinds of exfoliating beads until I was using for some time. I will have pictures at the end of this post, and I tried to take pictures of the smaller white beads, but it is very difficult to see, so you'll just have to trust my word! Sorry. X(
So, I use this product with very light pressure when cleansing my face. If I use too much pressure, it can feel a little rough and scratchy. But as long as I am gentle with my skin, then this product works great!
It helps calm the redness of my skin and pimples. I am not sure about treating acne, because I do not have much, but I think it helps calm my inflamed acne down and refreshes my face. =)
It also does not contain salicylic acid as an acne medication in it, which can cause the skin to become sensitive to the sun and get tanned or acne hyperpigmentation, so I can use this scrub in the morning. =)

Here are a few pictures of the scrub:

Do I recommend this product?
I recommend this product for all skin types and especially if you have minimal acne (like, hmm, less than 20 spots on your face), I think this is a good acne scrub for your face. The less high concentration of chemicals to treat acne, the better for your face! If you tend to get inflammation and redness from acne, this is also a good product. Just remember to use a light hand!
However, if you have worse acne and are looking for a stronger acne cleanser product, this may not be right for you. Please remember, I think this is good for treating smaller-sized acne, but not for larger pimples like nodules or cysts.

So I hope you enjoyed this review! If you have any questions or comments, feel free to write in the comment box below. =)
Thank you for reading and I will see you after my finals are over! XD

Monday, December 3, 2012

Review on "My Beauty Diary" Royal Jelly Mask!

Hi everyone!!

Today I will be reviewing the "My Beauty Diary" Royal Jelly Mask! =D

This product can be found at Sasa online, on Amazon, in the My Beauty Diary shop in Arcadia, LA, in Takashima, and Maneki Neko. It costs around $15.
It is said to contain royal jelly from queen bees to nourish the skin and reduce fine lines. It also says to plump the skin and make it bright and smooth. It locks water particles into the skin so the skin can absorb all of the mask essence and give great moisturization.
Directions: After cleansing and toning your face, unfold the paper mask, press it onto your face and take off the plastic layer. Adjust it properly so that it fits and covers well. Leave on for 10-15 minutes, take off the mask, and massage the remaining serum into the face. After that, apply your moisturizer.

What do I think of this product?
So, I have used this mask for at least 3 months, once a week. And I love this mask! This is my favorite mask right now! Like all of the "My Beauty Diary" masks, there is a lot of serum and you can wear it up to half an hour if you like. Also, the mask fits well and does not slip or slide on my face. I can walk around in it at home and not worry about it. =)
The smell is sooo good, it smells like sweet honey! It's not too strong and smells really pleasant and for some reason it makes me feel so good and happy! XD It even tastes a little sweet and honey-like, but I don't recommend licking or anything haha, I just happen to get it in my mouth by accident one day.
This mask feels very soothing and calming on my skin. It calms down redness and makes my skin brighter and clearer! It does not irritate or redden my sensitive skin in any way, even after I exfoliate it!
After taking off the mask, my face visibly plumper and hydrated. It looks and makes me feel wonderful! ^_^

Do I recommend this product?
Yes! I definitely recommend this product for any skin type! This will work very well for anyone, especially if you have dry skin or the weather is drying out your skin. It helps calm redness and most likely will not irritate your skin.

So I hope you enjoyed this review. =) If you have any questions or comments, feel free to write in the comment box below! Thank you for reading and have a great day!!