Innisfree Green Tea Skincare Review

Innisfree Green Tea Skincare Review

Hey lovelies!

I’m doing a little skincare review because I know that some of you guys are following me because of my previous posts about beauty & makeup and because… I want to (main reason).

I’ve tried the Innisfree Green tea line before and I remember loving their Green tea seed cream, which is a very refreshing moisturizer. Since I really needed a new moisturizer because my old one wasn’t helping with the dry patches on my cheeks, I decided to pick up the same moisturizer I had. But of course, it would be a crime if I didn’t pick up some extra goodies along the way.

  1. Innisfree green tea balancing cream

The last moisturizer I got was the green tea seed cream and this one is just the green tea balancing cream. I asked the sales lady what the difference was and she said the “seed” part, which meant the green tea seed provided more intense moisture to the skin. She also recommended the “seed” one for dry skin. As I have oily/combination skin, I went for the normal green tea cream, which I can use as every day, day-time cream.

So far, I’ve been loving it. The cream feels silky smooth and glides very nicely. It has a very fresh smell to it and gives a slight radiant glow to the face. It works really well with my foundation too. I no longer have dry patches on my cheeks and my face feels quite smooth throughout the day.

Overall, it’s a good moisturizer for normal/ everyday use!

2. Innisfree green tea seed eye cream

I’m almost in my mid-twenties and I have to be honest, I’m starting to feel a little worried about ageing lines and wrinkles. I know that any skincare fanatic/expert will tell you that eye cream is soooooo important (along with other things too) but I have to admit that, this is actually my FIRST EVER EYE CREAM! Until now, I’d never felt the urge to get one. Anyway, I’d heard quite good stuff about this one from Innisfree so I thought I’d give it a try.

This eye cream is especially for nourishing the eye area. I’m not quite sure whether it does more like minimizing fine lines, helping with the eyebags & dark circles but it is a good eye cream to begin with if you just need something for the eye area. The texture of the cream, like its other green tea products, is very silky and smooth. I use it daily at night before I go to bed.

Overall, I would definitely recommend it for beginners like me! Though, I do realize that I need something more for my eyebags & dark circles.

3. Innisfree green tea seed serum

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This serum is a top seller of Innisfree and I can tell why so many people love it. It does what it claims to be, to provide a dewy and clear skin from deep within. I think it has somewhat helped with my redness too.

It’s a liquid-y formula that gives the face instant nourishment after washing the face. What I like about it the most is how well the product is absorbed by the skin and it’s a great feeling afterward. I really like using this at night by slowing massaging and patting it on my face after I’ve cleansed my face. Also, one pump is enough. The next morning, I guarantee that your face will feel very smooth. I would totally recommend this from the green tea line!

I really think that sometimes we tend to forget that our face is the most exposed skin, which is why we need to give it extra attention. Also for me, one way to get myself into caring for my skin is by getting new products that’ll get me excited! I know this is not a good reason, but for now it works! Perhaps in the future, I’ll find a legitimate skincare routine that I’ll swear by but really… for now this works for me!

If you can relate to me, get yourself some new skincare goodies! It’ll make you excited about washing your face more often!

Have you tried any of Innisfree green tea products? What are your thoughts? Would love to hear them!!!

xoxo,

Oddinary Girl

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Spring Favs<3: Makeup Haul

Spring Favs<3: Makeup Haul

Hey Lovelies!

The warmer weather is in and it’s floral season! I have been trying some new make-up products and I am loving each and every one of them! So, here I am sharing my thoughts & briefly reviewing them, thus, perhaps you would like to try them out too!

1. Etude House- Cleansing TissueI’ve been using this cleansing tissue since the first time I tried them! It’s been almost a year and I am always going back to repurchase this. Before this, I was using the Neutrogena Make-up remover that was so raved about by beauty bloggers. Though it was amazing, I was looking for a cheaper alternative since I was using them everyday. This etude house one was the perfect one! Reasonably priced for 50 wipes, no smell of chemical and it feels like water! It even takes off waterproof & stubborn make-up and after using it, my face always felt squeaky clean!

2. Etude House- My Beauty Tool

My Beauty Tool is a facial cleansing brush that helps deep-clean the face. Slightly wet the brush and swirl it over your face with your face cleanser. It works very well with foam facial cleansers and really helps to gently exfoliate too!

The brush is very soft and it’s so satisfying to the skin! Whenever I use this, my skin just feels rejuvenated & extra refresh! Give it a try for some more deep cleansing and fun when washing your face!

3. Etude House- Color My brows

I recently changed my hair color to a lighter brown, so I needed my eye-brows to match my hair. I picked this product to tint my eyebrows lighter brown and it does great at that! Because of it’s waxy, thick consistency, it helps to tame my brows in place as well!

4. Evian- Facial Spray

This facial spray was a random purchase, however, it is totally a necessity if you live in humid, hot or dry places. I used this on some drier winter days to give my face some moisture and in the humid days to refresh my skin! This spray is now with me wherever I go!

5. Etude House- Look at My eyes Eyeshadow (RD305) & Inglot Eye Makeup Base (01)

I have been seeing some beautiful coral reddish one shade eye shadow looks lately! I don’t have an eyeshadow of this color and so I was excited about testing this out! I had also heard good reviews on the Inglot eye primer and I had never tried any Inglot products, so it was a first for me from that brand and I have to say, I was impressed!

The color payoff of the eyeshadow was beautiful! Very pigmented, buttery & it gave such a beautiful sheen under the sunlight.

The eye primer has a creamy texture and it instantly dissolves into the skin when applying it. It has a neutral shade that does show any color, thus it’s a good primer for all skin tones!

It seems that I mostly reviewed Etude House products but I can’t help it if it’s one of the cosmetics stores closest to me! Opps!

Anyway, I hope you enjoyed reading my short reviews of some of these beauty products I have newly discovered and loving for a while! I would love to hear your thoughts if you have used any of these products!

Until next time lovelies!

Xoxo,

Oddinary Girl

Etude House Review: Precious Mineral BB Cream & Precious Mineral Any Cushion

Etude House Review: Precious Mineral BB Cream & Precious Mineral Any Cushion

Hey everyone!

It seems it’s been forever since I last updated but today I’m so glad to finally have the time to sit and write my thoughts on these Etude House products that I have been using for a while. Etude house is a Korean cosmetic brand that is very affordable and has the cutest packaging. We have a lot of its shops here in Hong Kong and it seems to be very popular here!

I have tried quite a few of their products; lipsticks, lip liners, brow sticks, masks, moisturizers, make-up removers and nail polishes, but I must say that I am pretty impress with their BB Creams from the Precious Mineral collection. The ones that I use are the Any Cushion and the BB cream in the shade honey beige (W24), which seems to be the darkest tone. Cushion BB creams that comes with its own sponge-like applicator are recently highly raved about for its light-weight & natural finish and one of the best known ones in the market are from Korean cosmetic brands.

My thoughts on them are that they are very easy to apply on and it’s great for on-the-go and touch ups! However, I do have to say that it is not the best product for oily or combination skin since it tended to get very oily at the end of the day and a setting powder is a must to minimize that. Because of that, it is also not very long-lasting. Though, it has worked very well for many people, one of the main thing I didn’t really enjoyed was the application sponge, which seemed to simply pack on the product as I layered it.  It takes quite a while to sink in the skin as well, thus, as suggested by other people, I used my real- technique face expert brush instead to apply the product. This seemed to work much better for me! So if you are having the same problem, perhaps using a brush would do the trick! I quite enjoyed the product afterwards and I literally used it up in a month or so! 😀

My favourite however, has to be the Blooming fit BB cream! It works so well even in Hong Kong’s crazy humid weather! It’s supposed to be suitable for all-skin types, whether you are oily, combination or dry! It also has SPF 30, perfect for summer use! It also states its other functions, such as whitening, anti-wrinkle and anti-darkening, which I am not too sure of. It’s very light-weight and just a pea size is enough for my whole face! I simply dot it all over  my face and use the expert brush from real-technique to apply and blend. It just blends into my natural skin and enhances it, covering blemishes and redness spots on my face. The swatch in the picture looks very intense, but believe me it blends in very well! I find this to be also more long-lasting than the cushion BB cream and does not make my skin intensely oily. Overall, this is my favourite purchase from Etude House and I would highly recommend this BB cream if you want to try out products from Etude House!

 

If you have tried these products, let me know how it worked for you! Feel free to share your favorite BB cream too! Have a great day!

 

Xoxo,

Oddinary Girl

Lush Mask of Magnaminty Review

Lush Mask of Magnaminty Review

Recently, I have been a sucker for skin care. Last week when I was in Macau, I popped into the Lush Store at the Venetian and bought this amazing mask out of impulse buying and I am so glad it came to be something worth it!  

 
The Mask of Magnaminty by Lush is a self-preserving mask, so there is no need to worry about keeping it fresh as it does its own work! As seen in the picture, one of its main ingredients is peppermint oil, which gives a smoothing cooling sensation to the skin when applied. It helps to prevent breakouts and makes skin feel rejuvenated afterwards. My skin seriously feels so smooth and soft ( like the saying ‘soft like baby’s bum’)! As the mask is quite grainy, it helps to exfoliate skin when cleansing off, extracting dead skin and clearing away dull spots! Trust me, you would want to constantly touch your skin because of how smooth and soft it feels!   One thing I love about Lush is that all its ingredients are organic, fresh and handmade! It also fights animal testing and uses recycled materials. For me, this is a bonus point that makes every Lush item not a waste at all!   

I highly recommend you ladies this mask, especially for the ladies with acne-prone or oily skin! Or just try anything Lush, I am sure you too will find it worth it! This mask is definitely worth it! This is so going to be a staple in my skin care regime from now on! 

What is your favourite Lush product? Be sure to share them with me! 🙂 

Xoxo,

Oddinary Girl

Trip to the Body Shop <3

Trip to the Body Shop <3

Hey everyone!

I can’t believe we are almost half way through 2015! Time really does not wait for you!

Anyway today, I wanted to share about my trip to the Body Shop a while back when my skin was breaking out sooo bad… like to the point my acne started hurting! I had intense redness and inflammation on the side of my cheeks. So, I thought I HAD to do something to keep it under control. I decided to try some new skin care products from the Body shop (probably not the best idea to try something new, but there is just something about new products at desperate times!).

In the hopes of magically clearing my skin acne, I thought I would try the Body Shop’s Tea Tree range, which I have heard about so much! I went ahead and bought the Tea Tree skin clearing toner and the Tea Tree oil. Tea tree oil is said to be good for clearing acnes and blemishes and the Body shop’s tea tree range seemed to be working magic on people who have tried them. The vitamin E Aqua Boost Sorbet moisturizer was recommended for Hong Kong’s humid weather by the sales lady, so I got that too while I was there.

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I was so excited to try on the tea tree toner that night, but it shocked me how strong it was for my skin! The first time I used it, it literally burnt my face! I did hear about it being tingly to the skin and that it was not suitable for sensitive skin, however, even for my non-sensitive skin, it felt intense that I had to research online to see if it was normal! Has anyone had a similar experience? I kinda regretted buying it and did not even consider trying the tea tree oil. However, the next couple of days, the more I used it, the less tingly it felt and my skin started adjusting to it. Now, it works like magic for me too! It mattifies my skin without drying it out and my blemishes seem to have eased. I also use the tea tree oil on stubborn acnes that need a little extra care. However, I only use the toner 2/3 times a week and tea tree oil when I really break out. Overall, they do seem to work well with my acne prone skin!

The moisturizer is one of my favorite purchase from body shop! It is perfect for Summer in Hong Kong! Very light-weight and refreshing! It feels almost minty and tingly but in a good way. It keeps my skin hydrated the whole day and can also be used as a night moisturizer (does not have SPF)! It claims that it is suitable for all skin type, which I do believe because of its light-weight texture! Believe it or not, I am almost halfway through the jar!

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Well, it isn’t really a shopping trip without a little bit of splurge… so I also ended up getting some amazing smelling things too! The White Musk perfume is my mum’s and my favourite Body Shop perfume of all time! It’s also so appropriate for the warmer days as it’s gives a very subtle sweetness. Also, I could not pass the shower gels that were on special on $25 HKD each, so I had to stock up on them! The almond hand cream was actually a free gift and everybody loves random free gifts, so obviously I had quite a satisfying trip at the body shop! 😀

IMG_2140 What are your favourite products from the body shop? Would love to hear about other great products too! 🙂

Xoxo,

OddinaryGirl