Sunday, February 16, 2014

Review - Hope in a Jar (Oil-free Gel)

I have heard so much about this cream on the internet and reviews have always been mixed. But my luck on mixed reviews products has been good and I could almost always find a way to make it work. So along I trot in Sephora and popped this into my shopping basket since I am in the market for a new cream. 

First up the consistency....

The cream/gel has a very unique texture and it always reminds me of how custard feels like. When applied onto my face, it spreads really well and is absorbed almost immediately. That got me really excited. I mean... that should mean that the cream is so light and so well formulated that my skin pretty much just drinks it all up!!

Hand after the cream is absorbed.
After consistent use of close to 2 months, I gotta say that this cream does nothing for my skin. Compared to the other moisturizers I used before, this just doesn't do enough for my skin. I started developing some really fine expression lines which were never there before and it went away the moment I switched back to my SkinFood Avocado Essential Oil. 

The only saving grace is that I got the sample size version and it is already used up by now. I hate to waste stuff and it would be painful if I have to endure through the full-sized tub.

- Light texture
- Easy to spread
- Light to no scent

- Insufficient hydration
- Expensive

No way! It's a lot of money to pay for something that doesn't even work. I live in Singapore where the weather is not as harsh as some of the winters out there. This is very unlikely to work to combat dryness in the winter since it already failed miserably in the perpetual summer weather we have here. 

Hope this review helps and thanks for reading. XOXO!!

Monday, February 3, 2014

Catching up on my Hauls - The Korean phase!

One of the best thing about Singapore is that it is a melting pot of both Eastern and Western influences. Makeup included!! And if you talk about makeup stemming from the Eastern world, who can escape the tempting clutches of Korean cosmetics. Gosh!! I know first-hand just how damaging it is on the wallet shopping in Seoul!!

Lately, I have been thinking about trying the BB cushion foundation, which is the latest trend in Korean makeup. And the most famous among the lot would probably be the Laneige BB Cushion. And while I was shopping online on Qoo10, I got sucked into buying both the Mineral melting BB Cushion and MIneral Melting Foundation from Innisfree!!

Laneige BB Cushion (SGD$54.90) & Innisfree Melting BB Cushion (SGD(36.90)
Innisfree Mineral Melting Foundation (Glow) - SGD$20.90

Both the BB cushion from Laneige and Innisfree came with additional refill and it is a couple of dollars less than what you would pay if you get it from the stores in SGP. However, the shipment of the products took close to 3 weeks and honestly it's not worth the wait for a few bucks off! 

The pictures below show the Laneige BB cushion in it's box with it's refill as well as the actual cushion itself. I am sure you have seen it a million times on the net so I shall not talk about it again. 

Laneige BB Cushion with additional refill in the box
Laneige BB cushion - the inside!!
Now, the product that I was really excited to try out was the Innisfree Mineral Melting Foundation (Glow) shown below as there was so much positive hype about it amongst the bloggers and Youtubers!! 

I was so excited that I couldn't wait to take a picture of the virgin state of the  before dipping my hands into it! I have used it a few times and I think the hype is real!! This is a great product even for a warm and humid climate such as Singapore.

Innisfree Mineral Melting Foundation (Glow)

Innisfree Mineral Melting Foundation (Glow)
I have been loving everything in this haul so far and I would be doing a review of these products and comparison posts with other similar products that's on it's way to me right now. Some 3CE haul is coming soon to this blog as well as another mega online haul for Korean cosmetics.

Stay tune and thanks for reading. XOXO!