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Tuesday, December 17, 2013

innisfree it's real avocado mask review

This mask was worrying me over the reviews I read online before I used it.
Most people say that it made their face extremely oily overnight, and since I have a tendency to breakout from breathing I was pretty hesitant to use this one.

Thankfully, nothing happening. In fact, this mask did nothing for my face at all. I found myself 45 minutes with it on with a still wet mask sheet. It had me wondering what's going on. I believe it's too thick to be absorbed for some reason. I ended up taking off the mask, squeezing out the essence and spreading it on my face. It took me about 5 minutes to have it all soaked in.

I went to sleep, and woke up with the same old skin I'm used to, no over shine, no "I'm super moisturized" feel to my face, nothing.

I'll probably be sticking to the innisfree it's real cucumber for now on.
This mask gets a 2 out of 5.

Manefit Bling Bling Energizing Rose Hydro Gel Mask Review

After my not so pleasant experience with the Bling Bling Platinum, I went in with no hopes to try out this mask. I loved it.
This is the most amazing mask!
It smells wonderful! Like roses, duh. And it makes your skin smooth, soft, and bright!
Of course just like the Bling Bling Platinum it's a workout to get on properly, but when it's on you won't regret the work you put in to get it there.

Pros:

  • Brightening
  • Smoothing
  • Softening
  • Moisturizing


Cons:
  • Too much work to get the mask on 
  • Slightly sticky
  • Too big for the top, Too small for the bottom of your face
Overall this gets a 4/5 stars. Definitely buying this one again.

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

TonyMoly Intensive Firming Care C Zone Patch Review

This was one of my many impulsive Soko Glam purchases, one that I did not really need to make because I don't have any eye firming needs to attend to. Nonetheless, I bought it, used it, and kinda hated it.

It's pretty complicated to use, you're supposed to somehow be good at placement, which I wasnt. And after all my pain and suffering and finally putting the patches on properly, it made my eyelid burn!! Like burn burn, serious stinging. I took them off immediately, and threw them out. One thing I would never mess with is the skin around my eyes.

I wouldn't recommend this to a friend. I'm not sure if it's just my own reaction to it, or if it's something everyone deals with, safe to say it's a good waste of $6.

CWKhalil

Monday, December 9, 2013

Vanedo Beauty Friends Aloe Mask Review

I've been dying with the flu for the last four days, it's safe to say my skin looks like absolute shit. I decided that since I've been bedridden that I needed to get some moisture in my face. I've always know the Aloe has moisturizing, soothing, and softening components. That was exactly what I needed.

This mask is extremely easy to apply, and since I didn't have to worry about washing it off it made it the perfect mask to use while laying in bed, dying.

It definitely got the job done. My skin got hydrated in 30 minutes, and it was glowing! With a Flu.

A++ for this one. I will definitely be buying more of this, especially when my skin needs the extra TLC.

CWKhalil.

Vanedo Beauty Friends Red Ginseng Mask Review

This mask is said to tighten skin pores while it cleans and moisturizes.
It got the job done. 

The mask was durable and fitted perfectly over my face. I was annoyed that the mask was dripping all the way out of the packet and on to face, but then I wonder if it's good to have all that extra serum. I got a facial, and so did my floor, and my shirt. It's all good.

Pros: 
  • Soft Fragrance
  • Smoothing 
  • Tightens Pores
Cons: 
  • Drips
  • Tingles on Face - Uncomfortable
Overall, I enjoyed this mask, it was so nice that I fell asleep with it on (Unrelated)

CWKhalil

Baking Powder BB Deep Cleansing Foam Review


I've been waiting for this one anxiously in the mail for over a week now, and I finally got it. This facial wash is AMAZING.


  • Removes Make Up
  • Exfoliates Face - Gently 
This product comes in this normal to oily skin package and a Moist package for dry skin. A little goes a long way, all you need is a pea size drop for your whole face, and even then you might feel you used too much of it. It leaves a nice "Oh my god is it windy in here?" feel to your face, and to me that's a major "I SUPER CLEANED YOUR PORES" signal. The only other face wash I know with that ability is the Clean and Clear Deep Action Cleanser.

Price range wise, it's a bit pricey .. $12 but I can definitely say it's worth the money, I believe the 150ML bottle will last you about 6 to 9 months, that's how little you need of it to work. I'm giving this one a 5 out of 5. Etude house know what they're doing.

CWKhalil

innisfree it's real cucumber mask review


Another Soko Glam Purchase Trial.
The first thing I noticed about this mask was it's lovely scent. As soon as I opened the bag I was met with a nice citrus-like fragrance. Which was weird, cause, it's real Cucumber, right??

The mask, compared to the Etude House, MJCare, and  Manefit is extremely thin, and easy to tear. Which I did while I was unfolding it. It took a bit longer to put on just for that reason, so that's something to keep in mind. This mask offers you "Ultra Hydration" which I felt from the minute it touched my face. One thing that made me extremely happy with this mask was that it was not sticky, which made it that much easier for my skin to completely absorb, I had nothing left when I tried to squeeze the mask for some goodies for my neck, no complains.

Pros:

  • Non-Sticky
  • Easy Use
  • Nice Fragrance - But does not smell like Cucumber
  • Hydrating
  • Smoothing 
  • Soothing
  • Brightening
Cons:
  • Delicate
Overall, A++ for this mask. I can deal with a delicate mask when I get so many benefits in return. Will definitely be buying this one again.

CWKhalil

Manefit Bling Bling Brightening Platinum Hydro Gel Mask Review

When a Mask is called Bling Bling, I can't help but be drawn to it. It's a girl thing. I got this one from Soko Glam for $6. Not too pricey, but definitely more expensive than Etude House, and MJCare masks.

First thing I noticed about this mask was that it came in two pieces for your face, the top and the bottom both aligned with a protective film on each side, too much?

It was a challenge to know which side was supposed to go on your face since the mask is pretty much soaked, I had to take it off twice when I realized that there was a smooth side, and a side with small bumps. The Smooth one goes on the skin if I have to say the obvious thing. 

The top part of the mask fit nicely, the nose was too long though, I cut the long part to add it to the bottom part of the mask since the bottom part of the mask was not big enough. I guess everyone in Korea had the Jaw Shaving surgery, it's not a very good fit for someone with a wide jaw. The bottom had to be pulled to both sides of the face leaving the chin area blank, which is where I placed the excess mask that I cut from the nose. 

That drama out of the way, the mask gives a nice cooling sensation on the skin. The gel is fairly sticky, I particularly enjoyed how I didn't need to keep pressing the mask on the skin the way I needed to with the cotton masks from Etude and MJCare. 

Pros:
  • Gel
  • Smoothing
  • Softening
  • No need to keep pressing it on to the skin
Cons:
  • Smells like laundry left in the water for too long
  • No instant results
  • Too much work to get the mask on 
  • Slightly sticky
  • Too big for the top, Too small for the bottom of your face

Overall the mask didn't really "Brighten" my complexion. I didn't get a "WOW" reaction from the "Bling Bling" then again, it was the first time I use it, so maybe you need to use it more than once to notice any difference? That's kind of a let down though considering all the work you need to do to get the mask on in the first place. Not sure if I'll be getting that one again.

CWKhalil

(Mijin Cosmetics) MJ CARE Snail Essence Mask Review


The very first thing I noticed about this mask, compared to the Vitamin A Etude House Essence Mask, was how slimy it was.

It's made out of Snail Mucin. Oki, it's weird, I agree. But in Chile, the snail farmers noticed how younger and smoother their hands looked and how fast their cuts and scraps were healing when they were handling snails. It's said that the mucin beats wrinkles, scarring, and inflamed skin as well. I dont know about you, but I was personally sold.

I put this mask on after washing my face, exfoliating, and using the toner. It's super sticky. But that's expected from Slime. It gave me a nice cooling effect that lasted even after I took the mask off. My skin seems brighter, but since it's the first time to use it I know I won't be seeing any MAJOR changes. It took a while for my skin to absorb it, a little too long if you ask me, but I assume it's only cause it's much thicker than the other masks.

Pros:

  • Soothing 
  • Moisturizing
  • Brightening
  • Cooling
  • Nice Powdery Smell
Cons:
  • Sticky
  • Thick 
  • Slimy
Overall, I'm not sure I want to buy this again. I'll definitely be trying different masks from this company, but if I were to decide to give the Snail Essence another chance I'll be trying out another company's first to see if it's any different.

CWKhalil

Etude House Essence Mask Vitamin A Review

I've always wondered how Korean women managed to have such gorgeous skin. So I decided to dive in head first in their beauty market to test their products out hoping that I end up having good skin like theirs. I ordered this Etude House mask along with a bunch of other Korean masks from Soko Glam, a Korean product website run by Charlotte, a Seoulite who decided to bring the Korean beauty market to the US and Canada. 

One of the very first things I noticed about this mask was it's size. This doesn't fit properly on your face, I had to keep adjusting it while it was on to make sure it had proper contact with my skin. 
It was a little sticky, but nothing unbearable, and there was a soft fragrance to it that was not at all chemical, I appreciate that about it. 

It's said that this mask is supposed to help with wrinkles, loose, and dry skin.
I don't have wrinkles or loose skin but in December my skin is definitely dry and suffering from the cold air. I've noticed after the mask that my skin was soft, smooth, and a little brighter than what it was before I used the mask.

Pros:

  • Softening 
  • No need to wash face after use
  • Hydrating 
  • Brightening
  • No Chemical Smell
Cons: 
  • Too Big 
  • Slightly Sticky
Overall, I enjoyed using this mask. And at $2 per mask it seems like a good investment. Will definitely be getting some more for myself, and maybe even for my mum. 

CWKhalil.

Clinique: Acne Solutions Clear Skin System Starter Kit Review

It's always nice to go to the mall and look at new things, but while girls usually like to go look at clothes. I like to go look at make up, and skin care lines.

I had a nice conversation with a Clinique sales person, and she managed to convince me to buy the Acne Solutions Clear Skin System Starter Kittelling me that if it doesnt work within the next month, I should bring it back to her, and we'll figure out a new way to stop my skin irritation. What a nice lady, huh?? Set Includes:
Acne Solutions Cleansing Foam 1.7 fl. oz./50 ml
Acne Solutions Clarifying Lotion 3.4 fl. oz./100 ml
Acne Solutions Clearing Moisturizer 1.0 fl. oz / 30ml
  
 The Cleansing Foam is like Biore's 4-in-1 Detoxifying Cleanser, but it doesnt smell as good, which is Clinique's point. 100% Fragrance Free. It's smooth, very gentle on the skin, and easy to wash off.

After using the Cleansing Foam, you dry your face, get a cotton ball, or the cotton rounds and use a bit of the Clarifying Lotion to remove dirt and make up residue. Remember the Salicylic Acid we mentioned in the last post??

Note: While wiping your face, be gentle, you're not scrubbing pots and pans. Your skin is very sensitive, and you should treat it with tender love and care.

Last, but not least, the Clearing Moisturizer. It's smooth, not sticky, and doesnt leave your skin looking shiny!! (YAAY)

 It's very important to keep your skin hydrated. Lack of hydration will cause breakouts, blackheads, and access oil production. In the long run, it prevents premature lines and wrinkles. You need to know that using these chemicals strip your skin of moisture, it's enviable.
 NOTE: If you have Combination, Oily, or Acne-Prone skin, it's always best to use an oil free moisturizer. I've had it for roughly three weeks, is it working?? Yes. I can tell the difference, it doesnt irritate my skin when I use it. I've been using it day and night (For the best results) and I have to say, I've very happy with it so far. Clinique: Acne Solutions Clear Skin System Starter Kit Score: A++ Would you be willing to pay $35 dollars to use the Clinique: Acne Solutions Clear Skin System Starter Kit?? Why and Why Not?? Dont forget to send me emails with thoughts, and comments at thebotexperience@gmail.com CWKhalil