Sunday, March 30, 2014


Since I'm already 30 I start using some anti-aging products to prevent my skin of getting wrinkles. For my face I still use products for oily and trouble skin only but for my eye area I get creams that help to firm the skin and reduce fine lines. From [ETUDE HOUSE] I got the COLLAGEN moistfull firming eye cream a while ago which I actually liked and now I have their Like 20 (twenty) EYE CONCENTRATE.
The Like 20 (twenty) line consits of the following products:


Description: This is an eye cream that provides moisture to the dry eye area with its smooth application for a firm eye area free of wrinkles.
All products of the Like 20 (twenty) line are kept in white and violet/lilac colors what I find really nice. The EYE CONCENTRATE is inside a white container with a pump on top and a clear lid. It contains 30 ml!
Beside Ceramide and Murumuru Oil this eye cream also contains Water, Glycerin, Castor Seed Oil, Shea Butter, Beeswax, Carnauba Wax, Cocoa Extract, Fragrance, Alcohol and more.
The yellowish-white eye concentrate has a light creamy consistency and a soft scent.
I use one pump for each eye and apply it twice a day. It's a very smooth cream and gets absorbed quite fast. My eye area feels moisturized but I can't tell if it really helps in firming the skin. I don't think that a product works that fast - maybe when I constantly use it over a long time. Still, I hope that it will at least prevent my skin of getting wrinkles or fine lines caused by dry skin.
How to use: Dispense certain amount onto eye area before applying cream, gently dabbing and absorbing with fingertips. Can be applied onto other areas that need care (mouth area etc.).

Price: About 11,- €/US$15 
Bought at: eBay (rubyruby76)

Some more beauty products I got but never reviewed:
 [ETUDE HOUSE] wanna be sweet, feel the world! Pouches: HONG KONG, SYDNEY and SEOUL
[Palty] Hair Color *Creamy Caramel*
 Eyelashes from [AMOYAMO], [KUMI KODA] and [ETUDE HOUSE]
[TONYMOLY] Dear Me Balancing Lotion & Skin
[SKINFOOD] Water Drop Facial Ice Vita Cream
[IT'S SKIN] Babyface Cotton primer & Petit Pact
[ETUDE HOUSE] Sweet Recipe Baby Choux Base #1 Mint Choux
[secretKey] Honey Bee's AC Control Foaming Cleanser & Spot Remover
[y.e.t] Natural Soap *Mugwort*
[Holika Holika] Magic pole Mascara *WATERPROOF*
[ETUDE HOUSE] Dear My Enamel Gloss #EBE102 Chic Enamel Beige
[Melliesh] Lip Gloss by Yui Kanno #3 Nudy Beige & #5 Honey Apricot
[TONYMOLY] Milk Hand Cream
[CandyDoll] Moisture Lip Treatment
 [AVON] clearskin face cleanser and toner (non-asian)

Sunday, March 23, 2014


Removing make-up before going to sleep is very important and I constantly get new make-up removing products. I liked to use cleansing wipes but those irritated my skin (especially around my eye area) too much. I switched over to cleansing oils, creams and lotions and am currently using the [BeautyMate] Cherry Blossom Deep Cleansing Oil from Taiwan. It removes light and heavy make-up without blocking the skin pores. From this line is also a Mousse Cleanser, Moisturizing Peeling Gel and Moisturizing Lotion available.

Furthermore, I already purchased a few more cleanser in the past weeks: the MILKY you CLEANSING MILK and the Every Month Soft & Moist CLEANSING CREAM from [ETUDE HOUSE]. The next make-up remover I will get is [SKINFOOD]'s Milk Coconut Jam.... 

Description: Rich in nourishing oils, this emulsion type Cleansing Milk instantly cleanses off skin impurities and even heavy make-up, leaving the complexion soft, clean, and feeling moisturized.
The cleansing milk comes inside a whitish, slightly translucent plastic bottle, contains 200ml and has a pump on top for easy dispense.
The MILKY you line consists of: CLEANSING MILK, CLEANSING FOAM, ONE STEP CLEANSING FOAM (can be used as make-up remover on dry skin or as foam on wet skin) and BABY MILK WATER (need to be mixed with normal water).
I got samples of the ONE STEP CLEANSING FOAM and I didn't like that one a lot - anyway not as make-up remover.
The CLEANSING MILK contains Milk Lipids, Milk Protein Extract, Glycerin, Lactic Acid (Natural Milk Acid), Water, Mineral Oil, Alcohol Denat, Silica, Fragrance and more.

Every Month CLEANSING CREAM ~Soft & Moist~:
Description: This cleansing cream removes impurities you usually cannot remove when you're busy, containing 12 kinds of moist ingredients.
The Every Month CLEANSING CREAM is available as two (2) kinds: Moisture & Revitalizing and Soft & Moist. I got the latter one because I wanted a cleanser that dosn't dry out my skin.
On eBay I just saw that [ETUDE HOUSE] also released Every Month CLEANSING FOAMS: 12 different kinds to be more exact - one for each month! I will order right now #3 Apple & Tomato (Tone Clarifying), #6 Tea Tree (Trouble Care) and #10 Green Vegetables (Clean Moisture).
The cleansing cream comes inside a beige-colored tube, contains 180ml and has a white flip-top lid. You need to squeeze the tube to get the product out.
Every kind has different main ingredients inside. Soft & Moist contains Saussurea Involucrata Extract, Camellia Japonica Seed Oil, Lavender Oil, Rosa Canina Flower Oil, Prunus Mume Fruit Extract, Brussels Sprout Extract, Broccoli Sprout Extract, Rapesed Sprout Extract, Shea Butter, Rice Bran Oil, Avocado Oil, Nelumbo Nucifera Germ Extract, Orange Oil, Cucumber Fruit Extract, Sesame Seed Oil, Anthemis Nobilis Flower Extract,raiensis Seed Oil, Sunflower Sprout Extract, Apricot Kernel Oil, Pinus KoSoybean Oil, Walnut Seed Extract, Soybean Sterols, Water, Minearl Oil, Fragrance and some more.

Both make-up remover have a white color while the consistency of the MILKY you CLEANSING MILK is not as thick and creamy as the Every Month one.
The scents are nice and not overpowering.
In make-up removing they both do a very good job. They remove even waterproof make-up but might have some little problems with removing mascara properly. But after washing the face with a cleansing foam even those are gone.
Afterwards my face doesn't feel dry what I like a lot!

Price: About US$17 (MILKY you), US$9 (Every Month), US$15 (BeautyMate) 
Bought at: eBay (rubyruby76, f2plus1), YESSTYLE

Saturday, March 22, 2014

[innisfree] rosemary sebum & pore lotion

In the evening I like to use a lotion under my face cream. Usually it's a product for acne or oil skin and so I came to [innisfree]'s rosemary sebum & pore lotion. This lotion belongs to the Nature Solution Skincare Line and is available in five (5) different kinds:
- rose clear skin
- rosemary sebum & pore lotion
- jasmine aqua capsule lotion
- camomile mild soothing lotion
- lavender moisture firming lotion

I got oily skin with some enlarged pores and dry areas. Because of that I got the rosemary type but would also try out the camomile one for sensitive skin.

Description: Enriched with rosemary and green complex to maintain optimal moisture balance and to create clean and clear skin.

The clear plastic bottle has a silver twist-off lid and contains 200ml. The sticker on the bottle is made of recycled paper and has only the description and ingredient list in Korean on it. Since the bottle has no pump you have to squeeze it to get the lotion out.
The sebum & pore lotion contains 200mg Rosemary Extract and Mint Extract. Rosemary controls sebum while mint keeps your pores elastic. This product line is free of Paraben, Mineral Oil, Artificial Dyes and Animal Material.
The lightweight lotion has a milky white color and changes to a watery consistency when I spread it over my face. It moisturizes and mattifies my skin after it got absorbed. My pores are less visible as well. Unfortunately my skin sometimes gets dry and flaky on some areas and therefore a mattifying product alone is not always good for my skin. I have to use another face cream over it afterwards! The scent is kinda strong and smells like herbs - probably rosemary.
[innisfree]'s rosemary sebum & pore lotion does a good job in keeping my oily skin areas matte and minimizes the appearance of pores. If you like a natural product and want a moisturizing yet mattifying product for your oily/combination skin you can give it a try!
How to use: Smooth in the morning and/or evening over thoroughly cleansed and toned skin of face and neck. 

Price: About 10,- €/ US$13.50
Bought at: eBay (rubyruby76) 

What I love: 
The mattifying effect and that my pores are less visible (the smaller ones anyway).  

What I don’t like:
Not moisturizing enough (or too mattifying) for dry skin areas. Can use it mostly in combination with a face cream only. 

Will I buy this again? I don't think so but the camomile one would be interesting to try, too.

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Product Haul: ETUDE HOUSE, MIZON, Holika Holika, Secretkey/Secret Kiss, TONYMOLY, Lioele, ElishaCoy, NATURE REPUBLIC, TOSOWOONG

I have to announce that I will quit blogging soon... I work now for a tax accountancy firm as accountant (full-time) and I'm too busy to write reviews. Furthermore, I'm just not motivated enough anymore to review the view products I buy.

I will concentrade more on my new job now and plan to go to Japan and Taiwan this year as well as back to Australia (and Singapore) next year. Of course I will buy more asian cosmetics while I visit these countries....

Anyway, one of my last blog entries will just be an overview of products I purchased but never reviewed.

[ETUDE HOUSE] Moistfull SUPER Collagen Multi Stick:
 The Moistfull SUPER Collagen Multi Stick from [ETUDE HOUSE] contains 58% SUPER COLLAGEN and can be applied on every part of the body.
I use it only on my face on areas which are often dry and flaky. The stick-type is light scented and does moisturize instantly. I apply it before my face cream.

[Holika Holika] Milky Veil Pore Cover B.B:
When I ordered [Holika Holika]'s Milky Veil Pore Cover B.B I thought that it would be a primer but later noticed that it is a BB cream.
This pore covering BB cream is available in one shade only which is a rather light beige.
The creamy texture is easy to spread and covers smaller pores quite well. Bigger pores are still visible, though.

 [NATURE REPUBLIC]'s FRESH STEAM CREAM is one of my favorite face creams. It contains Shea Butter which is good in moisturizing your skin and is available for oily skin what is perfect for me.
When I apply the cream my skin looks shiny and greasy first but after it got absorbed it doesn't feel or look oily anymore.

 The HYDRA-FULL SOLUTION WATER VOLUME AQUA GEL CREAM from [MIZON] was also a quite good moisturizer.
This gel-type face cream is oil free and therefore also good for oily skin. It moisturized and made my skin more sleek. I often used it as a make-up base.

Some of the face cleanser I used in the past months...
[MIZON]'s PORE REFINE DEEP CLEANSING FOAM contains cooling menthol and some pore cleansing beads.

 [Secretkey]'s Honey Bee AC Control Foaming Cleanser and AC Control Emulsion are good for troubled/acne skin and gentle enough for sensitive skin. They released these products with a new design recently and I got another tube of the Foaming Cleanser as well as of the Spot Remover

 The Tea Tree Seed Foam Cleanser from [TONYMOLY] is quite cheap for the big tube. It's available in 3 kinds as well as make-up remover cleansing creams. I got the Tea Tree Seed one because I hope that it will be good for acne skin...

 I really seldom buy products of [Lioele] but I got this PORE CLEAN & TIGHTENING PACK when I was looking for a new mud mask that cleanses my pores.
The greyish mask is easy to spread on my face but a little hard to wash off after it dried up.
My skin looks cleaner and mattyfied afterwards!

[ETUDE HOUSE] Dear Girls Be Clear BB Cream & Pact:
 I got the Be Clear Pact and Be Clear BB Cream of [ETUDE HOUSE]'s Dear Girls line already a while ago. I haven't used the powder pact till today but the BB Cream is quite nice.
The tube comes with a pump and the color of this creamy BB Cream is bright enough for my skin.

[Holika Holika] Hello Holika! Blusher "Breeze Kitten":

[ETUDE HOUSE x MINNIE] Wink LASH & Kissing LIPS "Bubble Pink":


[Secret Kiss] LET ME KNOW CC cream:

[ETUDE HOUSE] I'M BLOOMING Sebum Control Mist: