I am back (≖︿≖✿)

or.. am I? I feel like I have went on hiatus from my blog for far too long. It’s time to come back and do some product reviews!

This is the line up of upcoming product reviews/topics I will doing this week:

  • Commleaf rose sleeping pack
  • Masking everyday and what are my current favourite masks
  • How to: Emergency Savings
  • My current makeup routine and favourite – in depth reviews of each product

OK! I will see you all soon.

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[UPDATE] Where have you been?

*DISCLAIMER: THIS IS NOT A BEAUTY-RELATED POST. PLEASE CHECK MY OTHER POSTS IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN THAT. THIS IS A LIFE UPDATE POST. THANK YOU & GOOD DAY*

Hello Friends! I know, I know.. I have not been as active on my blog but I can explain… So I wasn’t as clear on my Instagram as I should have been. I got laid off my previous job and I was fortunate enough to get back in my feet within minutes. I was secured a position as the exact same role and duties at another place with a higher salary. I guess some things can be a good change.

My previous company was trying to exit from the market for a while and they finally did. I started noticing few to no calls and sales so they had to do what was best for them. However that being said, I had A LOT of administrative filing, paperwork and data entry to do to restart from square one. It is exhausting but very rewarding. I promise you that I will be more active here in about 2-3 weeks or so. Things are starting to really fall back into place for me and I can finally organize my thoughts on what I can do for my blog. I have many of you to thank for providing me fantastic ideas on what topics I should cover on my blog. I absolutely love how you guys are curious of what skincare products I like or dislike, places where to shop/shop smart and etc. In my perspective, I think anyone can achieve anything they want to achieve whether it’s your social media, work, life and etc. You just got to have the proper tools to guide you. The best guide I can thank and give credit for is google. I google EVERYTHING, guys. Yes, everything. Everything I want to know… usually there will be a post, website or forum on it. Do I always go by it? absolutely not but it is amazing to connect with others online to share yours thoughts with.

For a while, I was quite embarrassed to admit that I lost my job but the more I thought about it. I didn’t lose my job because of me nor did the employees… It was just poor management lead from one thing to another. Things that are way beyond any of control. Yes, I will admit it was quite traumatizing initially but as time progressed, I started to realize how skills and attributes I have developed from my previous jobs and most importantly now. To think, at the age of 21.. my very first job was at a grocery store. I had no experience in anything, no sense of direction where to go for job wise and somehow I was fortunate enough to land my feet on an administrative role. How cool is that? Just for anyone’s reference, I majored in arts. I didn’t find a passion in it therefore I decided to stop pursuing. It was more of a hobby for me. Sure, I have a creative mind and skill but I felt very annoyed when someone told me to draw or paint something. I would much rather do it for my own pleasure than do it for others. As selfish as it sounds, I am being very transparent on my feelings.

Anyway, if you gotten this far on my post. Thank you, I will speak to you all soon!

[REVIEW] PURITO Centella Green Level Buffet Serum

Hey guys!
I’m here to share my thoughts on the Purito Centella Green Level Buffet Serum. I received this product from eopenmarket and they were generous enough to send me another product as well which I will review later on this month.


Price: $17.30 for 60 mL
Price may vary where you purchase it from.
Here are some websites that sell it:
Roseroseshop
eopenmarket
ibuybeauti
Amazon
beautynetkorea

What is your skin type?
My skin type is combination – dehydrated but oily t zone, sensitive and acne prone.
My cheeks and chin are often very dry.

What is Centella?
The full name is Centella Asitica, it’s also known as Gotu kola, Tiger Grass and etc.
This is vegetable and medicinal herb that is often used for medicine and also to heal wounds.

Product Claims:
1. Protects skin barrier
2. Brightening your complexion
3. Has Anti-wrinkle, anti-aging properties
4. Nourishing the skin
5. Reduce inflammation to acne

Here is the list of the ingredients used in this product:

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As you can see in the ingredient list, it shares what most of these ingredients are and how they serve their purpose for their product. I highly respect companies such as Purito for keeping their when it comes to their branding, product description and products. There are so many skincare brands in the market today and it can be quite overwhelming picking and choosing what might be best and beneficial for your skin needs. I love how Purito products are suitable for all skin types.

Personally, the three main ingredients that caught my attention this product had was:
1. Niacinamide – stabilizes and tightens your skin barrier + visibly shrinks the appearance of pores and diminishes skin dullness
2. Ceramide – nourishes the skin and plumps up the skin’s appearance
3. Madecassic acid – This is an antioxidant and helps replenish the skin’s surface.

When is it best to use a product like this?
1. To prevent future break outs
2. To minimize and reduce the inflammation of existing blemishes
3. After sun-care
4. Aging skin – Reduce the signs of aging
5. Inflamed. dehydrated and angry skin
6. Everyday Skincare
7. Those who enjoy non sticky, watery and hydrating serum formulas

My thoughts:
The texture and quality is phenomenon! It’s this hybrid watery-thick gel consistency and it doesn’t leave any residue, odor or colour on the skin.  Did I mention that it does not leave a sticky residue?! I absolutely hate products that leave sticky residue. Luckily, I don’t have to worry about that with this product because it doesn’t leave anything unnecessary behind once massaged in.
I believe that because this product is so gentle on the skin, I don’t see any harm using this daily. Incorporating this into your skincare would be beneficial because it’s reasonably priced and effective with continuous use. I did not see amazing results until after the 1st month of usage and I continued using it after. I personally did not see any brightening results however what I saw was my inflamed, angry breakouts shrunk after 2-3 days of usage. This is kind of breakout where a simple pimple patch won’t shrink away so I turned to this serum. Not only the inflammation went down, you can visibly see my breakouts shrinking by size, redness was reduced significantly and it didn’t hurt when I touched it. I love how Purito isn’t extra with their packaging and focuses on the product’s integrity rather than spending so much time making the packaging look amazing and skipping out on the quality of the content inside. The packaging is simple, the pump is easy to dispense and it doesn’t make a mess. Now, don’t get me wrong – I love me some extra packaging but particularly for makeup. Skincare-wise, I could hardly careless how it looks aesthetically. All I want is a product that works and does what it claims.

Overall:

Texture: 5/5
Scent: 5/5 – Has this VERY light citrus, earthy scent to it but that quickly goes away
Price: 4/5
Performance: 4/5 – You need to be consistent with this product and you will see results
Packaging: 5/5

Until next time, friends.
Cheers!

Colour Lux Lipsticks

Hi friends! Remember that whole hype on the colourpop lux lipsticks? They most certainly are worth the hype. The packaging, weight and texture of product, everything you can imagine in a high end lipstick! I own a few YSL lipsticks and I can assure you, the weight is almost close to a YSL lipstick. The finish and texture is exactly like a mac lipstick – long-wearing and pigmented. For $7 USD (about $9 CDN), you can’t beat the price for what you get. It’s priced like a drugstore lipstick but I can assure you these kick a lot of these drugstore brand lipsticks out the water. These lipsticks are cruelty free and vegan; no animals were harmed to formulate and make these lipsticks.

If colourpop had their own retail store in Canada, I would probably go broke from shopping from there so frequently. Considering the fact I have not made a single Sephora purchase for 2 whole months is quite shocking. I strongly doubt I will make it ROUGE status this year due to all these fantastic kbeauty releases and well, I’m just not attracted to western cosmetics as I was. Don’t get me wrong, I like both western and kbeauty products but the main reason why I’ve been gravitating towards kbeauty brands is because their fantastic packaging and affordable prices. I remember I would walk out from Sephora and bomb $200 for like 4 items. For kbeauty, I can get a whole lot of goodies with $200. I will make an in-depth post soon on where I find kbeauty products for an affordable price, where I find my cute products from and where to shop good deals!

Stay tune, frans 🙂

[REVIEW] Mediheal’s Pumpkin Ade Mask

Hey hey friends,

This is my very first mask review post! I first discovered this mask on instagram and I saw various posts on it so I wanted to try it out. I was strolling around Miniso one day and came across this one along with their lime ade one so I got a few of both to try out.

My skin type: Sensitive, combination + dehydrated and acne prone

 

Claims

  • Solves dry skin problems
  • Contains Hyaluronic Acid (Binds skin moisture) & Ceramide (Structuring a protective barrier for the skin)
  • Long-term use can solve any allergies caused by dry skin
  • Tightens loosen pores
  • Regulates sebum as well as provide abundance moisture
  • Tencel fabric mask ~ eco friendly fiber obtained from eucalyptus pulp with extremely soft texture and high air-permebility

Ingredients – cosDNA

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PROS

  • Delicious scent, really reminds me of the Kocostar pumpkin patches mask however it smells more like pumpkin puree with vanilla than it does for pumpkin regardless it smells amazing
  • Adorable packaging – reminds me of fall time
  • Smoothens and provides a nice cooling effect on the skin
  • SURPRISINGLY did not break out from it
  • Absorbs well, after removing it the serum was more or less gone

CONS

  • Mask is on the thicker side, I prefer thinner/gel masks!
  • Very irritating, I was very itchy after I removed off the mask – the skin around my cheeks were quite red
  • Mask did not fit my face very well and it often flare out and form random openings
  • Even though it smelled fantastic, the fragrance most likely irritated my skin
  • Not enough serum inside, I personally found the sheet mask on the “drier” side. I prefer drenched, soaked in serum masks – I always take the excess product and apply it on my neck and arms
  • Leaves a slight tackiness to the skin – I don’t like feeling sticky at all.

Verdict: 1/5

1 star for the scent, HA! This mask would probably perform fine on those who don’t have sensitive skin. My skin does not like fragrance. I can get away with products with a lower dosage of fragrance (has to be in the very bottom of the ingredient list).