Tuesday, 9 December 2014

Jolse haul #1

Okay, so this was my first Jolse haul back in April (I know, I posted my third haul, then my second, my fourth, and now my first?!). I guess this is another one of those subtle introduction into the products I have used or currently own.

Ordered: 24/4/14
Shipped: 25/4/14
Arrived: 2/5/14

Monday, 8 December 2014

Skinfood Black Sugar Perfect First Serum + Black Sugar Perfect First Serum Cotton Pad Review

Skinfood's Black Sugar line is one of their best selling lines. I purchased two of these serum and cotton pad sets back in Christmas 2013 and promptly used them up in the first half of 2014. 

This is a first essence meaning you use it straight after cleansing. It's supposed to help your skin absorb your other layers (e.g., serum, essence, cream) better. This formula contains niacinamide as the fifth ingredient for brightening! Alcohol is the third in list, so you may want to be careful if you are sensitive to alcohol.


...and back.

Innisfree Jeju Peach Hand cream review

My hands are so dry, so I have been on the look out for nice, fruity hand creams. I was using this during Spring/ Summer when butters and heavier creams were too heavy (yes, my hands still get chapped during warmer seasons). Innisfree as a brand didn't appeal to me all that much, but I am trying to get more familiar with them. So far, I've purchased a lipstick, lip concealer, several sheet masks, and a hand cream.

Contents: 30mls. It comes in a somewhat flimsy plastic tube. The colour from the packaging may rub off; especially the ends of the tub, and the circular neck area.

Price: 2450 won (sale). RRP ~$4

My Thoughts

This hand cream has a light, airy texture. It was just enough for me in the Spring/ Summer seasons, but I don't think it will be moisturising enough for the Autumn/ Winter months. 

It has a very strong, fruity peach candy smell. I love the scent! The scent of the hand cream will linger, so be cautious about purchasing if scents give you a headache. I would recommend the Nature Republic hand creams which have since been renewed in 2014 for a more subtle fruity scent, and a steamed cream texture.

See how dry my hands are in Summer? D:

This Innisfree Juju hand cream series has many more variants such as:
  • Jeju Narcissus
  • Jeju Daphne
  • Jeju Camellia
  • Jeju Lotus
  • Jeju Gardenia
  • Jeju Rose
  • Jeju Hallabong
  • Jeju Wood
  • Jeju Udo Peanut

I think they also had a fig one at some point. I would love to try that one as I prefer fruit scents to flowery or nutty scents!

/ 5

Repurchase? Sure, why not? It's a reasonable price, smells nice, and does the job in warmer months.

Saturday, 6 December 2014

Mizon Special Therapy Honey Black Sugar Scrub review

Since there is still that awesome free shipping Mizon deal on Roseroseshop (you just have to pay $2.50 for a tracking number per order/ package), I will write a review of a Mizon product! I purchased this way back in October 2013 

I'm sure everyone has heard of Skinfood's famous Black Sugar Mask Wash Off right? I thought this might be a good product to try and to ascertain that Skinfood's famous Black Sugar Mask Wash Off is famous for a reason. However, Skinfood has since released their version of the Honey Black Sugar Mask Wash Off in 2014, so I guess that product would be most comparable with this Mizon Special Therapy Honey Black Sugar Scrub. 

What They Say: Natural black sugar powder exfoliates dead skin cells and black heads effectively and controls excessive sebum. Honey and various plant oils nourish skin, leaving it radiant and smooth. 

Contents:  90g in a plastic tub. Comes with a plastic

 While face is still wet after cleansing, apply a proper amount, avoiding eyes and lips. Massage softly, drawing circles, then let it set for 5 minutes. Wash off with lukewarm water. 

Cost: $12.20 (shipping not included)

Peripera Peri's Tint Water #5 Candy Juice

I love lip tints! They come in so many colours and textures, and you can create the super trendy and extremely pretty Korean ulzzang gradient lip look with them. 

This is my first product from Peripera. What do I think of it? Read on to find out!

I picked up this colour in my February 2014 Testerkorea haul (you can read more about it here). I think this colour was previously released as a Gmarket exclusive and I couldn't find it on ebay, BeautyNetKorea, or Rose Rose Shop during early 2013. It was constantly sold out on ebay. I also only saw two blog swatches of it, but it looked amazing so I knew I had to have it!

Monday, 1 December 2014

Sydney Sephora Day 1 Gift

Today, I went past the new Sephora that is going to open at Pitt Street Mall on the 5th of December to see the Lego Christmas tree. Kat Von D herself is going to come to the opening on Friday! It is the first Sephora to open in Australia, so there is definitely a lot of hype and excitement with the promise of never before available brands (such as Tarte, Makeup Forever, KVD etc.). Unfortunately, Urban Decay is still not going to be available to Aussies:(

On the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd of December, Sephora will be handing out little gifts to help celebrate the opening. 

Today is a pink compact mirror! I don't think I'll be back the other days, and it's probably not worth lining up for the freebies, but do drop by if you are close.

TIP: Benefit is also doing a liner swap until the 5th of December. Just bring in an old eyeliner and swap it for a free sample of They're Real Push-up Liner! There's a Benefit inside Myer at the Westfield right across the street from Pitt St Mall if you are going to visit Sephora.