Sunday, April 24, 2011

Sample Review: Laneige Pore Tightening Essence

Happy Easter Sunday to y'all! The long weekend is about to end :( Tomorrow is the beginning of another stress-week. Ugh! It will definitely be a busy week ahead. Anyway, today I'll review a product which I got to use for like twice only. Why?!? Well, it's just a sample and it's worth mentioning it here :)

Laneige Pore Tightening Essence

Essence that forms tightened and soft skin by pore tightening effect.
  • Paekjain, licorice and clove buds extracts control sebum secretion to provide pore tightening effect.
  • Powder ingredient absorbs excessive sebum and prevents greasy skin.
  • Silicon polymers provides silky texture with invisible pores after use.
  • Milk protein forms elastic and healthy skin.
My say:
Performance: 4/5 stars
Packaging: 3/5 stars
Pricing:  3/5 stars

I so love this! Just like the Water Bank Essence, this product works wonders on my skin. With this one, my skin feels a bit tight and matte. Yes, no oil feel after and it is excellent in combating oiliness. My skin stayed oil-free for longer hours. Though my T-zone were a bit oily then but they weren't that usual greasy at all. Paper blot is enough for them. My skin were less oily! Definitely an excellent essence for oily people. No allergies nor new bumps :) However, I think this isn't moisturizing enough for my combi skin :( I still need a good moisturizer. I think this packaging comes in a glass bottle pump-type. I can't really say much until I get my hands on it. I think this is sold more than Php1000 in local Laneige store. Though I have only used it twice since it's just a sample, those times were enough for me to be convinced to get the product soon.

Happy egg hunting! :)

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Etude House Cleansing Dream Light Cleansing Oil

Ever since I had my first job, I've been wearing make-up (light make-up) to make myself at least presentable. I don't have a perfect, flawless skin. So make-ups come to the rescue. I'm not really a heavy make up user because I don't really know how to wear one. Plus I don't have time in the morning to do a lot. Make-ups can be harmful to the skin. This happens if at the end of the day you forgot to remove those make ups. I always make sure that I at least clean my face. Cleansing oil comes to the rescue. I have used different cleansing oil before. I love to test and try different cleansing oil. Though I loved some of them but the fun of trying a new one makes me decide not to buy that product again (yet!). One product I have tried is the Etude House Cleansing Dream Light Cleansing Oil.

Etude House Cleansing Dream Light Cleansing Oil
...very much empty :)...

cleansing oil with a pure sensation specially formulated to gently remove make up, 
oil and impurities from complexion
Active Ingredients: Green Tea and Secale Cereale (Rye) Seed Extracts
Mineral Oil Free / Alcohol Free / Clinically Tested

My say:
Performance: 4/5 stars
Packaging: 4/5 stars
Pricing: 4/5 stars

This is a great cleanser to remove make-ups and sunscreen. However, if you are a heavy make up user I think this won't do. This feels so light like almost water. Not much greasiness after using it though you still really need your other cleanser to completely remove those impurities. Lasted me for almost 6th months and with just nightly used of 2-3 pumps. No irritation, allergies, or new bumps. There is no noticeable strong scent. Just light scent that doesn't hurt the nose :) I love the packaging which comes in a transparent, plastic, pump bottle in light pink. You could really see how much of the product you still have. The good thing with this product is that it is easily available now in local Etude store. I remember that I was having a hard time looking for this product because it is always out-of-stock. When I saw it was available at one time, I did not think twice and grabbed it! (hahaha!) This is sold at around Php500 something in the local Etude store. I usually get my cleansing oil on pre-orders but if I can't get one soon, because my Nature Republic cleansing oil (which I'll review soon) is almost empty, I think I might as well buy another one of this. Over all, i love it :)

Remember to clean those face before calling it a day :)

Monday, April 11, 2011

Sample Review: Laneige Water Bank Essence_Ex

Hello Monday! Work has just ended :) Good thing my boss wasn't around for he is sick. Get well soon sir :) (this is sincere! kekeke!) Today I'll review a skincare product that I have used over the weekend. Yes, I only used this over the weekend because it is just a mere sample. 

Laneige Water Bank Essence_Ex

Snow crystal clear and hydrated skin with Snow water science

My say:
Performance: 5/5 stars
Packaging: 3/5 stars
Pricing: 3/5 stars

I got this sample from my sister when she made a purchased from the local Laneige store. I thank her for giving this to me because this essence is good. It is easily absorbed by my skin. No allergies, reaction and new bumps :) I really did like it! Moisturizing enough for my combi-skin. My cheeks didn't experience any dryness at all :) It's power in keeping the oil at bay is just average. My T-zone were oily after a couple of hours. But it's okay since they were not really that greasy plus there is always my favorite mattifying powder  and sunblock around ;) Since this was made for all skin type, it doesn't have any heavy moisturizing feeling. There was a slight cool feeling upon application. The texture is a cross-combination between gel and water type. I think the regular packaging comes with a glass-type bottle. I can't really much say yet until I get hold of it. For the price, Laneige is considered to be a mid-range cosmetic. So it can still be expensive but not much. I think this is priced at Php 1000-2000 here in the local Laneige store. I'm not sure since I haven't really visited any Laneige store in the country. This is retailed at 27,000KRW in Korea. I might checked this out from my local suki store or wait for any sale from Laneige (hehehe!).

Monday ended good :) Hopefully the rest of the week will be the same ;)

Friday, April 8, 2011

Nature Republic Chestnut Pore Laser Fluid

Happy Friday y'all! Skin dilemma will always be a concerned in my part. Dealing with skin issue everyday is not easy. When will the time when I don't have to worry with my skin condition?!? Hopefully soon :p Today I'll review one skincare that I'm almost done with. This took me a long time to finish up.

Nature Republic Chestnut Pore Laser Fluid
  • Sebum -controlling emulsion that help tighten the pores
  • formulated with MD 102 Water; MD Water is Nature Republic's special, medicinal blend of purified waters collected from renowned sources around the world and extracts from the finest natural ingredients using their patented Nanophospholipid Liposome Drug Delivery Technology.
My say:
Performance: 2/5 stars
Packaging: 2/5 stars
Pricing: 3/5 stars

I got this together with the Nature Republic Hair Products. Boy, I was so surprised to see how huge the products were. They were just few but they were big. I also had the AC Blemish Lab Moisturizer (which I'll review soon) which also comes in a huge bottle. The bottles where design well but they were just really huge and heavy since they were made of glass except for the hair products. Good thing, Nature Republic had just recently revamped all their products design. They were slimmer though longer but at least they don't look fat (hehehe!). This line comes in  three types: toner, fluid and a balm. I only got the fluid one since I'm in need of a  good moisturizer in my cheek area (they tend to be dry) at the same time that will lessen the oiliness and shrink my huge pores. It comes in a white, fluid-type texture. You really just need a little amount for your entire face. This is a disappointment :( I've been using this for more than three-months and nothing had change. My pores were still big and it doesn't even help in keeping those oils at bay. However, it is moisturizing enough since my dry cheeks doesn't end up flaky. It didn't gave me new bumps (I still get one but only during my periods). Good thing I got this on sale or else it will be a waste of money. Repurchase?!? Nah!!! :)

Happy weekend :)