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Face of Australia Molten Metallics Nail Enamel in Verdigris

Hello!

First and foremost, I love this nail polish. When I first got it, I thought it would be a dupe for the Chanel’s Peridot, which I really want to get my hands on. However, the price point for a Chanel nail polish is just too much for me to handle. After painting it on my nails, I think Verdigris is a fair match to Peridot, just without the duo/trio chrome effect.

Why I love it?

  • The consistency of the nail polish is amazing
  • 1 coat is opaque enough, but I just like to do 2 coats with any nail polish
  • I love the colour
  • The picture above is a 4 day old nail polish and no chipping yet! LOVE LOVE.
  • Complements my skin tone very well
  • Very easy to apply
  • Very fast drying. I repeat, VERY. They dry almost instantly after I paint it on my nails and I love that from a nail polish.
  • A very slight duo chrome effect when looked under different lighting.

I am very impressed with the quality of nail polish from Face of Australia and look forward to try some more from them. I got mine from my local Kmart when they were having discounts for Face of Australia. Seeing that I might be getting a “Chanel’s Peridot dupe” I snatched it off the shelve as fast as I can.

I LOVE THIS NAIL POLISH. Definitely worth every penny. Probably one of my favourite drugstore nail polishes.

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First Look on Benefit Ultra Plush Glosses

Hello!

Find the shades and the names of the lip glosses oh so familiar? Benefit will be releasing these new colours based on their oh so famous  BOX O’ POWDER. I had always love  Benefit cosmetics. Who doesn’t? With all the retro packaging, its enough to let a girl swoon. Heck, my first blush(Coralista) was from Benefit. I’m pretty intrigued with the idea of playing “matchy-matchy” with my blush and my lips. However, these range of lip glosses will only be out nearer to the year end.

Can’t wait!

Love,
Vinci

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Firmoo Online Optical Store

Hello! Today, I got new glasses! I had short-sightedness ever since I was in year 3 and had my time with tons of different glasses before I switched to contact lens in year 6. The glasses that Firmoo sent me was far better than what I expected. Let me show you !

Firmoo was really efficient in their service. It took around 7-8 days for the glasses to reach to after I sent in my prescription. It came i this pink Firmoo glass case and the glasses as well. Everything was intact and protected with bubble wrap. Thus, there wasn’t any mishaps with the glasses.

I was in search of a pair of glasses that I could wear on a lazy day out when I don’t feel like putting on contact lens. This is a perfect pair for that.

Below are some shots of me with the glasses.


And some background information of Firmoo.


Firmoo.com is the emerging global online optical store of prescription eyeglasses and prescription sunglasses. Years of expertise in optical industry enable Firmoo.com to offer varieties of prescription eyewear to the consuming public in high quality yet at extremely affordable prices.

The low prices in Firmoo.com never compromise the quality of eyewear while treating the quality and services to consumers as top priority. Firmoo.com fully understands that prescription eyeglasses and sunglasses are classified and regulated by FDA as Class I medical device, therefore multiple inspections of eyewear by our team are being executed before shipping to our customers to ensure 100% accuracy of prescriptions, enhancing the physical well-being of our customers.
So now, you don’t have to worry about getting scam because Firmoo is definitely a site that you can trust. Now, who says cheap isn’t good?
  I am not affliated to any company. If certain products are sent to me for review purposes, I will say so and express my honest opinions about them.
Glasses were provided for review purposes as per disclosure policy. 

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Products I finished (March 2012)

Hello! I am back for another round of products I finished. I mainly finished a lot of my skincare products this month. I know I keep saying this, but it is so liberating when I find myself finishing products.

First up, makeup.

1. Majorlica Majorca Automatic Eyeliner BK999

Its a really average eyeliner. The concept of twisting the bottom of the eyeliner so that it releases “ink” when you need it so that the eyeliner doesn’t dry up as quickly is good, but I just don’t love it. It gets messy sometimes when you over-turn the dial, and the “ink” just overflow and its just not a pretty sight. The eyeliner formula itself wasn’t one of the best as well. It actually peels right off my eyelid after 2 hours wear.

Do I love it?

No. Its pretty disappointing as Majorlica Majorca had really really good mascaras that would not budge for the whole day. Thus, I expected the same quality for their eyeliner. However, my expectations and the real product itself does not match up at all.

2. Shu Uemura UV underbase mousse SPF 30 PA+++ in Beige

My holygrail make up base. Its just so easy and light to apply. Just like what the name suggests, it comes out like a mousse when you pump it out. When you apply it, it just blends in really seamlessly, and after it dries, you can hardly feel it on your face. Furthermore, it provides SPF30 PA+++ which provides sufficient protection from the sun for everyday usage. I use it right after my moisturizer and the continue with my foundation or tinted moisturizer depending on my mood.

Do I love it?

Hell yeah! This is my 3rd finished bottle. I got this in a twin pack, so I still have one more in my back up. Definitely worth the money.

Next, perfumes. I never had been a perfume girl till these recent two years. I remember I used to hate it when my mom sprays her Chanel No.5 Perfume. The fragrance was just too pungent for my liking, and I still stand on this belief till now. I would say that my taste is still rather immature, just like my taste for wine ( I prefer white to red). Thus, most of the perfumes that I like are rather light and fruity.

3. Harajuku Lovers in BABY

I’ve got the 10ml and the 30ml bottles and I finished both bottles. I got these at my local price like when they were having a discount on them. To be honest, I’ve been eyeing on them for quite some time before taking the “plunge” of AUD19 for the 30ml version instead of buying them at AUD49. I just cannot justify paying AUD49 for a perfume that I know would have a discount sooner or later. Anyways, stopping the whole scrooge vinci talk, I should probably get on about how it smells. To be honest, what interested me in the perfume the first place was because it smells like Johnson and Johnson shampoo. I know I know, why buy a perfume when you can get the shampoo for even cheaper. Well, I guess I was just pretty intrigued with the idea of owning a perfume and smells like the shampoo.

Do I love it?

Yes I do. It is a refreshing and non-offensive fragrance to wear everyday. However, it might take me some time before I would consider purchasing it again as I have move on a found another fragrance that I like.

Next, my lotions. With winter coming up in Australia, I definitely feel a certain dryness around legs and hands. Thus, I’ve been using quite a bit of lotions lately.

4. Nougat London Nurturing Hand Cream in Fig & Pink Cedar

I got this in my March GlossyBox and liked it quite a bit. It smells really really nice and doesn’t leave an oily residue on the hands after applying it. I don’t really have much to say about this as its a really small sample.

Do I love it?

Its not bad. But I don’t think I would purchase the full size as I just have too much lotion stash to go through.

5. & 6. Vaseline Conditioning Lotion for Dry Skin

Its cheap. It does it job to condition the skin. Its AWESOME. Seriously.

Do I love it?

Yes yes yes! Go try it if you haven’t.

Next up, skincare.

7. Kosmea Daily Facial Exfoliant

I got this from the GlossyBox as well. it says on the description that it is a daily facial exfoliant. However, the product itself is just to rough for my sensitive. Me and this product will never work. I had never tried something that harsh on my skin before and it felt like rubbing rocks on my face. I resorted to using this on my elbows and knees instead, to exfoliate the dead skin around that area. However, to be honest, I don’t think the product worked at all for me.

Do I love it?

No. Its just too rough for my face. Never will I repurchase this.

8. Mario Badescu Drying Lotion

My definite holygrail. Its just sad that I only discovered this godsent product last year. It has done miracles to my acne and since owning this, I had promoted it to almost all of my friends and they loved it as well. It used to cost a lot more( think AUD40++) but the price has come down to AUD28.90 which is just music to my ears. I’m already onto my 3rd bottle of this miracle product and will definitely continue purchasing it. Its really easy to apply as well. Just continue with all my skincare routine and then apply this at the end. Dip a cotton bud in, take note not to shake the product, leave it as it is, separated. Then, apply on to affected acne areas and go to sleep. The spot would dry up the next day or two, and voila, skin is as good as it can be.

Do I love it?

Ofcourse. I actually feel insecure if I don’t have one with me. GO TRY IT.

9. SIMPLE Kind to Skin Moisturizing Facial Wash

Just like the brand suggests. Its a very simple facial wash. It leaves the skin feeling clean and it doesn’t strip off the skin’s moisture. I use this on times when I don’t have make up on. Its fragrance free so its really good for people who has sensitive skin as well.

Do I love it?

Well, its not bad. Would repurchase it.

10. Laneige Water Sleeping Mask

This is one of Laneige Star products. If you’re unfamiliar with korean skin care products, this sleeping pack mask from Laneige is one of their star products. Just like what the name suggests, you actually wear this mask to sleep. I use this as and when I felt like I need a boost of moisture for my skin and just sleep with it. I wake up the next day with really hydrated skin and my skin actually glows. Futhermore, at times when I am lazy to do the whole skincare routine. I would just slap this on and go to sleep with it.

11.Laneige Professional Makeup Remover Foaming Cleanser

I use this after removing my make up with my Shu Uemura Makeup Oil. It acts as a double cleanse process and my face feel really squeaky clean after that. Plus, this is a huge tube! It actually lasted my for more than a year. Now that this is finished, I am on a hunt of a new make up foaming cleanser.

Do I love it?

Yes. I probably would repurchase it if I see it around in Australia.

And…. that’s the end of products I finished in March.

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Products I finished

Hello! Its been long since the last post. Its just that I’ve juggling summer school and work, there’s really no time for me to come up with a decent post. Nonetheless, I’ve been drafting up a lot of “potential” posts so do keep a lookout on that.

Today, I’m going to show you the products that I’ve finished over the past…..say, year? To be honest, it isn’t really difficult for me to finish something, as I always only have one or two of the products opened that does the same thing. Etc, 2 concealers(1 for undereye, 1 for blemishes), 2 mascaras (1 for volume, 1 for length), 2 liquid face products(1 tinted moisturizer, 1 foundation). However I do have more lipsticks that are opened,though I do try to keep it in a certain amount as well, so I have a fun colour, a neutral colour, a staple red and a tinted lip balm.  Because this limit that I put upon myself, I am always able to finish my products within the certain time frame.

However, I do admit that I “kinda” have a problem because I always buy products to stock up. I have probably 5 lipsticks that are yet to be opened. I have a dupe(MAC Naked Lunch) for SIN in the NAKED PALETTE way before the colour hit pan and the list goes on.

Please pardon the low quality ipod touch edited photos.

First up, mascaras.

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1. Covergirl Lash Blast Volume Mascara

I got this because SO many people were raving about how good this mascara is. Naturally I had pretty high hopes for it. However, the first time I tried it, I hated it so much! Its so dry, and I was really used to the huge applicator, when I put it on, I feel like it does do anything to my lashes. AND, it smelled really bad. I was really disappointed.

My opinion of this mascara changed completely when I brought this along for an overseas trip. I was getting more comfortable with the huge applicator and found that with correct application, it does lengthen and gives volume to the lashes without being clumpy at all.

However, this mascara does smudge on me even though I got the waterproof version. So its best for oily lids steer away from it.

Do I love it?

Its good, but I’m quite sceptical about it smudging.

2. Majorlica Majorca Lash Expander Frame Plus

This is one of the best mascaras that I had tried in ages. Its so waterproof that it does requires a couple more rubs with my Shu Uemura Cleasing Oil to get every bit of mascara out. But, I really don’t mind it at all. No smudging for the day is good enough for me. When I do put more coats of mascaras on, my lashes actually looks like I had falsies on because of the fibers in the mascara.

Do I love it?

LOVE IT! Definitely would purchase again when I get the chance.

3. Maybelline Volume Express Feline Mascara (Limited Edition, Hello Kitty)

This was an Asia Exclusive version I believe. To be honest I got this mascara on an impulse. Come on, look at the kitty! Its so adorable. The formula itself not too bad as well. This mascara has a wet formula which I don’t mind as well, however it does smudge on my eyes after 4-5hours, so there’s always a “risk” involved. This mascara does makes my lashes go from mediocre to long. Definitely not a va-va-boom “kinda” lashes, but its okay for like normal day out etc.

Do I love it?

I feel rather indifferent about this mascara, the packaging definitely a plus point. Other than that, I feel like the performance of the mascara is pretty decent.

Next up, Concealers.

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Confessions of a Concealerholic by Benefit

This was a concealer palette that I got as a present for my 20th birthday. It was pretty symbolic between me and my friend because I was reading the whole series of Confessions of a Shopaholic during that point of time. So, my friend thought it was pretty cool how the  words play out ; “concealerholic vs shopaholic”.

This palette consists to 2 shades of Boi-ing( for blemishes), lemon-aid(reduce puffiness and dullness over the eyelid), eye bright(brighten up the corner of the eyes), Erase paste( for under-eye concealing). The palette also include 2 brushes for application purposes and a mirror. First and foremost, the packaging is adorable! It opens like a book, and on one side you get a huge mirror and on it writes, “this diary belongs to:” -> show your face in the mirror, ta-dah its you! LAME. But really, the packaging is ADORABLE!

On to the actual products itself, it definitely is good concealer palette to start out with for beginners because you are able to have a dab and know what you actually liked.

1. Erase paste: I don’t hate it, but I don’t love it as well. Its too creamy for my taste, and I feel like the cakes up and settles into fine lines. Its not that noticeable but still…. I’m not exactly fond it as well.

2. Boi-ing: A lot of people describe this as a industrial concealer, meaning make up artist actually use it for like stage make up or typically a concealer that make up artist actually use. However I don’t really find that it covers my blemishes that well.

3. Lemon-aid: This is probably the only thing that I love from this palette. I love it so much that this was the first product that hit pan in the palette and I got a full size thereafter. It definitely helps to cover the dullness on your eyelids and somehow, while I’m applying this product over my eyelid, it actually helps in depuffing the eye. A lot of people didn’t like lemon-aid because they treat it as a primer, but it is not. It is a concealer for your eyelid. Normally, what I do is, put on Lemon-aid and then dab my TooFaced Shadow Insurance over it before applying my eyeshadow.

4. EyeBright : My least favourite in the whole palette. It doesn’t really do anything to my eyes. I just don’t see a difference or a need to apply it at all.

Do I love it?

Well, I definitely recommend this for people who are just starting out with make up, or people who just want to get to know the benefit concealer products a little better. If you’re looking for a “industrial-strength” concealer, I definitely would go for the MAC Studio Finish Concealer, do not waste your time trying the boi-ing concealer.

Face products.

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1.Dior Skin Nude Foundation Shade 020

My favourite foundation to date. I like it so much that I already on to my second bottle. It gives such a nice coverage and such a nice finish that I always get complements when I use this foundation. I don’t have really good skin to start off with, but whenever I put this foundation on, my friends always complement and say that my skin has improved quite a bit. It doesn’t make your face cakey at all and it gives a really natural finish glow to the skin. It is definitely not a mattifying foundation and I really like the dewy finish it provides.

I like to use my fingers for this, because I find that with brushes, the finishing result just isn’t as pretty. The name “Nude” might put some people who are looking for coverage off, because you would think that it is a lighter coverage foundation. But its not. I would say it gives a medium coverage.

Do I love it?

YES!

2. You Rebel Lite by Benefit

My first tinted moisturizer. There’s really nothing much I could say about this, because. Straight-up, I don’t really like it. I know a tinted moisturizer is suppose to be moisturizing, but what I get from this tinted moisturizer is OILY. It is so oily that I always feel like just putting powder right on my face after I have it on. Despite being tinted, it doesn’t much coverage, which is understandable. The plus point, it does evens out the complexion but that’s that. The staying power is around 1.5 hours, which is REALLY short. Then again, it is a tinted moisturizer.

Do I love it?

No.

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Paul & Joe loose powder ( Shade no. 1)

This loose powder is not bad. It mattifies and set the foundation for a decent amount of time( 5 hours). I got this loose powder at a discounted price of 20 SGD dollars if my memory does not fail me, which is a steal. I don’t have any complains for it but I don’t rave about this as well.

Do I love it?

Its decent. But I wouldn’t get it again.

Skin Care

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1. Mario Badescu Seaweed Cleansing Lotion & Mario Badescu Buttermilk Moisturizer

By far my favourite toner and moisturizer combination. My skin was pretty bad a few months ago, and I realised I was using a wrong skincare line that does not suit my skin once I switched from that to Mario Badescu. From then on, I can never leave this awesome awesome brand anymore. Mario Badescu caters to acne-prone skin and unfortunately, I fall under this category. Ever since I was using the whole range, my skin cleared up almost instantly. The texture for both the product is really light, and I always feel very fresh everytime I used these two products. I use them day and night after I washed my face and that’s pretty much it for my whole skincare routine.

Do I love it?

Hell yeah!

Eyeliner

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Kate Gel Eyeliner in BK01. My very first gel liner. I got this when I was in Hong Kong and it lasted me two whole years. One of my proudest moment is looking at the photo below. CHECK THAT OUT!

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I literally scrape through the whole pot and finished everything inside. Its that good. It is an asian drugstore brand. But its good. Definitely not as creamy as compared to the Bobbi Brown Long Wear Gel Eyeliner, but IT’S GOOD. It does smudge a little bit, but that’s no biggie, staying power is decent( say 6 hours). Despite having it for 2 years, the gel liner did not dry up at all. Which is amazing considering that I heard mac gel liner dry up like really fast.

Do I love it?

Yes. But will I repurchase it? I don’t think so. As long as I have my Bobbi Brown Long Wear Gel Liner, I stay a happy girl. For people who are looking for a decent dupe that is quite comparable to the Bobbi Brown one, I definitely would recommend trying out the Kate gel liner. It is harder to get outside of Asia, but it is worth it.

Deodorant

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I was pretty hesitant to put this up but I’ve recently finished 3 bottles of deodorant which I find pretty darn amazing. I won’t go in-depth with this though as deodorant other than their fragrance, there’s really nothing much to them.

Lip Products

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1.Maybelline Baby Lips in Energizing Orange

I’ve raved about it before in my November Favourites. So I won’t elaborate much on it. It does a good job moisturizing the lips and it smells really good.

Do I love it?

Yes.

2. Majorlica Majorca Lipgloss in BE205

I’m not a big lipgloss fan. Its a decent nude lipgloss. But, I just find lipgloss a tad too sticky on the lips. That’s just my thing, The colour payoff for this lipgloss is rather sheer. But it does gives a pretty sheen to the lips when worn.

Do I love it?

Not a big lipgloss fan. So, I don’t think I would purchase it again.

3. MAC Lipstick in Politely Pink

My very first MAC lipstick and I love it to bits. I remember going to different outlets asking for this shade because it somehow was out of stock for some reason despite it being in the permanent collection. This lipstick just carries so many memories. It gives a really nice colour to the lips. Its a nude colour with a tinge of frost in it.

Do I love it?

Yes yes yes!

4. Revlon Lip Butter in Strawberry Shortcake.

You probably won’t believe me. But I did finished this lipstick in less than a month’s time. Its crazyyy! But it is such a pretty shade of pink that is sooooo wearable. I get complements from my girlfriends everytime I wore this out with them. In fact, I even influenced them to get it as well. It is a pity that the lip butters has not reached Australia’s shore yet. I got mine when I went to Asia. Thankfully I have a back up of this, so I don’t feel so sad about finishing the tube of lipbutter. If you haven’t tried one of these lip butters, I really do urge you to do so. They are so creamy, so moisturizing and best of all, it doesn’t dry up your lips. A lot of people say that the colours are sheer, but I beg to differ. I find that the colour payoff is pretty decent, at least for Strawberry Shortcake.

Do I love it?

Hell yeah!

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December GlossyBox

Hello! GlossyBox Number 2! Isn’t it exciting? Every month you anticipate what kind of products you would get. I like playing guessing games, and every month I would eliminate the products that I think would not come in the next GlossyBox and try to foresee what the month’s GlossyBox would come with.

So apparently, this month’s box is more inclined to hair care. To be honest, I neglect my hair a lot. I normally just use shampoo and I’m done for the day. Yes, I rarely use conditioner. Its just a personal habit of mine I guess. I should really start taking care of my hair. Sighhh.

BEDHEAD MANIPULATOR 

Despite the name, it is really just a hair wax. Hair wax really isn’t something I would fork out the money to buy because I always wear my hair straight. So…. I’m pretty neutral with this product. I guess it’s good to own it. Who knows? I might need to style my hair someday.

JOHN FRIEDA FRIZZ-EASE SECRET WEAPON FLAWLESS FINISHING CREME

From the information card,

“Restore silky-softness to your hair with this finishing creme that helps hair imperfections and controls fly-aways for flawless look. “

Now, this is something I would be looking for. My hair gets frizzy from time to time, and when it does, it just doesn’t go away no matter how I comb it. Looking forward to try out this product.

JOHN FRIEDA FRIZZ-EASE DREAM CURLS CURL-PERFECTING SPRAY

From the information card,

“Spray limp and wilting waves with this perfecting spray to perk them up into vibrant curls. Create smooth and bouncy hair, not crunchy or frizzy”

It got me at “not crunchy” and “frizzy”. No one likes crunchy hair and frizzy hair. Plus, I never really can keep my curls for more than 2 hours. Can’t wait to try this out the next time I curl my hair.

GORGEOUS COSMETICS LIP PENCIL 

My first lip pencil! Finally a make up product in the box. I wish GlossyBox would come up with a box full of make up products instead of skincare and hair care. The pigmentation is okay. It definitely does not glides on smoothly, but it stays on the lips for a pretty long time. I did a “test-run” with it yesterday for 2 hours, and after a round of chips and drinks, the colour is still rather visible on the lips.

CLINIQUE TURNAROUND OVERNIGHT RADIANCE MOISTURIZER 

From the information card,

“Replace dull skin and surface cells with a healthy radiant glow from this moisturizing and revitalising night serum. “

It’s 7 ml. I like this size of this night serum. Just enough to try out and see whether you like it or not. I’ve never really tried Clinique before. I have no idea why, but I just never did. My skin has been really weird lately, sometimes it gets really dry and I wake up with a face feeling like concrete about to explode. Crossing my fingers that this might be the one that would work for my skin.

Along with the box, they also included a little card saying that Glossies can go get a consultation  and a 7 day supply of their foundation. Yipppeee!! Free foundation(still free even though its only 7 days worth).

Last but not least, GlossyBox also really “cutely” included a candy cane for the festive season. Sadly, mine broke when it came with the box.

OVERALL

This month’s box just isn’t for me. Like I said, I’m just not a haircare kinda girl. GlossyBox! Come up with a cosmetics oriented box already:D

Love,

Vinci

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Origins Mask

Hello! It has been raining these few days in Brisbane. Though its very cooling for this season( Its summer in Australia), but it gets gloomy sometimes. Its cool, I myself love rainy days. Its the best day to sleep in and just relax. With rainy days like this, I like to stay in bed, read a book and while doing that, I figure having  a mask would be a treat to me.  I bought this trio in pack when I had a stopover at Singapore’s airport. The trio was retailing for 99 SGD, so I could not pass it up. 

OUT OF TROUBLE

My favourite one out of the three would probably be the Out of Trouble 10 mins mask. For one, it only takes 10 mins. For two, it works for acne-prone skin like mine. Every time I have an acne patch( Yes, my skin is that horrible), I put this on, and it immediately calms the skin down. After 10 mins, just wash with water like you would when you wash your face and you’re down. The Zinc Oxide, Sulfur, Camphor and Salicylic Acid combats the problem skin and also reduce oil shine. It definitely isn’t a miracle product that you would straight away see a difference to your skin, but I like how it calms the skin down and in a way calms the nerves as well. It smells very much like Chinese medication, but it doesn’t really bother me that much as I myself take a liking for smells like these.

 

CLEAR IMPROVEMENT

This is a deep cleansing mask. I rarely use this cause this is a pain to remove. But it does work with clearing my pores. Especially the area around my nose.

“Active Charcoal acts like a magnet to draw out deep-dwelling pore-cloggers, White China Clay absorbs environmental toxins, Lecithin dessolves impurities. Without all that”stuff” down there, skin “breathes a sigh of relief” ” as quoted from the packaging itself.

DRINK UP 

I always use this when I feel my skin peeling and it works! It hydrates that skin almost immediately and makes putting up make up a breeze. I hate to see my skin peel, especially on my nose. And putting on foundation always accentuate the “peeling skin”. This mask is definitely a very moisturizing one. It smells like peaches and is very pleasant to put on. The best thing about it is that, it is very easy wash off. So when you wake up with dry skin, put this on and do your normal routine. After 10 mins, wash it off and you can start with your make up. The face definitely has “drunk up”.

 

Love,

Vinci

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