Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Review: The Saem - Gem Miracle Black Pearl O2 Bubble Mask

Over the last year I've become a little obsessed with face masks and constantly find myself buying new ones to try - even if I don't necessarily need any new ones. In simple terms: I am a face mask hoarder.
I picked up this one when I was overseas at the beginning of the year and thought I should review it since I think it's pretty cool!

This mask dispenses a liquid/gel product at first, and after spreading it over your face it foams up and turns into a "bubble" mask. You pretty much get to see and feel the bubbles forming- which is pretty cool!

It takes a few minutes for the bubbles to completely form a layer of foam over your skin and after it reaches it's peak, the bubbles start to subside/die down and pop until most of them are gone. Again, you get to feel this happening on your face!

I find that you get a really nice, light tingling feeling when it bubbles on your face and this is something I really like as my skin feels fresher even before rinsing the mask off. The mask claims to "tighten pores, brighten skin, exfoliate, detoxify and remove impurities" and I can say that it does do each of those things to a small extent - however the effects are not majorly remarkable.

My face is slightly brighter and is a little tighter but the overall feeling I get after using this mask is a sense of cleanliness and smoothness. It's a similar feeling to cleansing my face. Because of this, I honestly don't think this bubble mask does as much for my skin in comparison to other clay masks or sheet masks I've tried and so I probably wouldn't buy this product again.

This mask was actually one of The Saem's best selling products in Korea and I guess my expectations were a little too high. I purchased this from a The Saem store in Hong Kong for around AU $27 for 100g. It's on the expensive side of Korean beauty products as they are usually a little more affordable. 

The main thing I like about this mask is how you get to feel the bubbling sensations on your face but as a product overall, I'd give it a rating of 3.5/5.

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If there are any great face masks you've tried, I'd love to see your suggestions! Would gladly add a few to my growing collection, so drop a comment below! :)

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Friday, April 19, 2013

Essie - Pop Art Pink

Essie Pop Art Pink is a light pastel pink polish and it's probably one of my favourite colours to wear on my nails. It's such a casual and neat colour that you can wear everyday to work or school without being too over-the-top. It's a super easy shade to wear that is simple, but still quite girly. Love it!

The consistency of this polish is quite thin though and I did need two coats, but I definitely prefer a thin polish compared to one with a chunky, streaky and thick consistency. It also has a very, very smooth and shiny finish too which was great!

This was just a quick post before I start my assignments which have just started to pile in. :( Hope you all had a good week!

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Monday, April 8, 2013

Clothing Haul: Basics and Bottoms!

I hope everyone had a good Easter! I'm back at uni after having a brief Easter break. It was nice because not only did I get a week to chill, it also meant that I didn't have to go on my daily commute to the city via public transportation. I think the most draining thing about uni is the journey to and from. It's just so time consuming and after a day of boring lectures and classes, all I want is to go home asap! I miss the 10 minute car rides I used to take to school haha.

This is actually my first "clothing" haul I've posted on my blog- yay! And like the title says, it's pretty much a post of all the basics and bottoms I've purchased over March last month. (...I can't believe we're already in April!)

Although I didn't plan on it, I found myself buying quite a few basic pieces of clothing last month. But basics are actually great for uni - especially on days when I'm in a rush - because they match almost everything! 

On the bottom left and on the top right are my purchases from Cocolatte which were two knit tops ($7.99 ea) and two singlets ($2.99 ea) and I got these in black and grey. I also bought an orangy-red muscle tee from Dotti which was on sale for only $8.00, as well as a charcoal muscle tee from The Iconic ($12.00).

I purchased the red and blue patterned skirts from Dotti which were on sale for $21 each as well as the aztec and floral patterned culottes from Asos for $24 each.

I'm a super big fan of clothing with patterns and I couldn't decide whether to get the red or blue skirt because I liked them both equally. I'm also a VERY indecisive person and so I wasn't too surprised when I ended up getting both! Weirdly enough, I was in the same situation with the culottes which is why I ended up getting the two as well.

Sadly, Summer just ended and the weather will be cooling down soon. But with Melbourne's unpredictable and bipolar weather, hopefully I'll get to wear these out if there's a nice, sunny day!


Hope you liked my first clothing haul post. Have a nice week!

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