27 June 2009

Etude House - Happy Teatime - Lemon Tea

Etude House has a variety of cleansing options and I don't own that many of them, but I am a sucker for a sale. And now that I'm over my aversion to cleansing cream I'm shopping around for more. This comes in a cute big yellow and light yellow jar, the top lid has an adorable little teapot on it. You get 180ml per jar, which is very decent. They do have two other scents milk tea and green tea.

Package description and instructions:
Cleansing Cream's creamy texture contains lemon extract to remove dirt and makeup while keeping skin moisturized with the pleasant fragrance of tea.
(Directions) Apply cream to all areas of face. Massage thoroughly and wipe clean with cleansing tissues or rinse with warm water to remove excess.
(Caution) For external use only. Avoid contact with eyes. Keep out of reach of children. Discontinue use if signs of irritation and/or rash appear.

Well I can certainly smell the lemon in the cream but I don't really detect a strong tea smell if any. But I love lemon so it's fine with me that it is the stronger scent. The cream is nice and thick, very rich and cleansing. It doesn't leave a residue which makes me happy, and the scent is not over bearing.

The cost is 4,000 won each but I paid 3,600 for it with my discount. Or about 3/2.80 in U.S. dollars. I give it a 5/5. Great product.

25 June 2009

Etude House - Magic Crystal Pack Peeling

I love face cleaning products and I love peeling products. Why? Because it helps you get rid of all that dead skin that is clogging up your pores and leading to ugly skin.

I use about 6 products in a rotation because I like the different effects that each have. Also I like to tell people I use all the stuff I buy.

Now first off I do not have sensitive skin. At all so I have to offer a nice warning to ladies who do. I love to read other blogs about Korean makeup and my favorite is Lotus Palace she also blogs about Japanese makeup too. Here is her post on her use of Magic Crystal Pack Peeling:

As you can see it is very creamy and you can see some of the particles in this picture. Also it has a perfumed scent I still can't remember what it reminds me of but I find it pleasant. So how do you use this product. Well I put on about a quarter sized drop and then I massaged it in for a few seconds. Then you leave it on until it dries and then rinse it off with water. I use a wash cloth to remove it just because I like to be extra clean. It does have a drying effect so you might want to follow up with a moisturizer. It cost 11,000 won but I have a discount at 9,900 won or about (8.60/7.75) in U.S. dollars. I rate it a 4.8/5.

Etude House - Sweet Appleade Collection

I just adore Etude House the girls who work there are always so nice and even when we can't always talk they somehow help me out.

So I noticed they had a new collection for summer I had to have it. I really like this product the scent is sweet like a granny smith apple. Really refreshing and nice not over powering and I have yet to detect a hidden scent. You know how sometimes you wear a lotion or perfume and at the end of the night it smells weird. With this product I have not encountered that problem.

Slim Body Gel (Sorry it's blurry)
Supposed to help slim the body and provide a cooling effect. Also with some slimming gels it has a gross slimy feel this one absorbs completely. Also I feel really fresh afterwards I don't know if it's actually slimming or not but I like it anyways. It costs 7,000 won so I got it for 6,300 won or about 5.40/4.90 U.S.

Body Wash
Same great scent great washing power. It creates great bubbles and a little goes a long way. I really like it for my summer body wash. It costs 6,000 but I paid 5,400 or about 4.70/4.20 U.S.

Body Lotion
A very nice body lotion not too thick, not too thin. It was just right in my opionion and it helped with my dry heels. It costs 6,000 but I paid 5,400 or about 4.70/4.20 U.S.

Body Scrub
This is a great body scrub it has thick grandules in it to help scrub off all that dead skin. You should use your hands and scrub until grandules disolve. It costs 7,000 won so I got it for 6,300 won or about 5.40/4.90 U.S.

Foot Spray
Used to deodorizer and freshen feet all day long. I use other products for this but I thought it would be nice to try out the whole collection. It was very cooling and I didn't have any odor at the end of the day. I wear sandals mostly so I don't really have odor that way. I will have to try it out with the really old sneakers and see how well it fares. It costs 4,500 but I paid 4,050 or about 3.50/3.00 U.S.

So I love the whole collection I give it a 5/5.

20 June 2009

Missha - M Vita B.B. Cream SPF 20

I just adore B.B. Creams they were what was missing out of my life in the United States. I have to say if I was ever to leave Korea I would be really sad.

So I decided to try out one of Missha's B.B. Creams, it can be hard to find one that matches my light skin tone. Also I prefer something light and not too heavy as I have really great skin with just an occasional blemish.

From the box:
Missha M Vita B.B. Cream with skin protection,moisturizing effects, covering effects as well as UV protection relieves you from extra makeup, and contains natural extracts that offer natural soothing effects for sensitive skin. Nano vita complex, a vitamin complex, enhances skin's vitality; and ATC complex, a skin soothing ingredient, helps protect skin.
From the tube:
It contains 7 essential vitamin complexes derived from natural ingredients that help to improve the skin. Also it is multi-functional and convenient to use to moisturize, protect, and correct skin tone and block harmful UV rays.

Directions: After basic skin care, apply an appropriate amount evenly to the skin according to skin complexion and finish with powder. For enhanced covering effects use foundation after B.B. Cream.

So I felt like this product had a lot to offer and it does deliver as promised. It evens out my tone and makes me look like I'm not even wearing makeup, it is light so as to not make you feel weight down. Also I like how well it matches that it just blends in with no problems. It only comes in one color so if it doesn't match unfortunately you are out of luck.

As you can see it blends in and gives you a sort of glow, as you can see on the edges I didn't finish blending to give you an idea of what color this is by it's self. I unfortunately will have to add that swatch of the foundation later I forgot about it. It is a great B.B. Cream my favorite so far.

So what do I rate it 5/5 at 11,800 Won it is about 9 dollar U.S. which is not bad for what a great quality product it is.

Missha - Facial Choco Cacao Scrub

I really like chunky scrubs because they are great at removing blackheads and other pore clogging material. Also they help remove dead skin cells and leave your face feeling smooth and clean.

I really like chocolate because it's so yummy. So when I saw that Missha had a chocolate scrub I knew I had to buy it. It comes in a nice heavy glass jar that looks classy, I hate really cheap looking packaging.

As you can see the scrub is nice and thick and it has visible granules of sugar. It has a simply delicious scent of really good chocolate. I have to admit that I even licked it a little as the jar says edible, it tastes great too. But I'm not going to eat anymore this is for beauty use only from now on.

After I scrubbed about a quarter size drop on to my face I let it sit for a minute or so then I wet it down a little as it is a rather dry mixture and when to town scrubbing. The mixture lacks the usual heavy oil that most companies add to scrubs of this kind here in Korea. After I dried my face I was amazed at how soft my skin felt and how clean. I still followed it up with a cleansing foam just to make sure I didn't leave any behind.

This is simply a great product it has a great smell and a great scrubbing power. It's granules are not too big or too abrasive and they dissolve at the perfect rate. The scrub cost 9,800 Won at $7.75 U.S. so not a bad price either for such a good product in such nice packaging. 5/5

Missha - Procure 365 Hair Mist - Fresh Flower and Sweet Fruits -

I'm always looking for some new perfume mist and I really liked these when I found them. They are made for hair. But I also use them to give a little scent to my clothes. They come in three scents Sweet Fruits, Fresh Flower and Green Aqua. I didn't buy Green Aqua because I didn't really like the scent. They come in cute little spray bottles in orange, pink and green.

I have used sweet fruits for some time and it is almost gone so when I went to Missha the other day and I decided to try out fresh flower. They are both nice scents that completely remove the smell of smoke and other smells one might pick up on day to day life.

They cost 3,800 won each or about $3 U.S.
5/5 they are a nice product and they don't break the bank.