Saturday, 30 May 2015

Lucas' Papaw Ointment Review

If you ever come to Australia and buy one thing... this should be it! Lucas' famous Papaw Ointment. 

I've been using it for years and have gone through countless tubes (okay, maybe countless was a bit of an exaggeration). Seven big 25g tubes and one of the small 15g tube. I love more than the Nivea lipbalms (and I've gone through quite a few of them), I love more than Blistex (though Blistex Lip Conditioner is pretty good), and of course, I love it more than the traditional Chapstick.

I spotted this at Watson's in Hong Kong for at least double, if not triple the price. Luckily, my mum purchased quite a few tubes to give to our relatives as souvenirs. 

Contains: Carica papaya 39mg/g fresh fermented fruit. (On the back) Potassium Sorbate 0.1 mg/g as preservative. Store below 30°C.

Description: A local topical application for boils, burns, chafing, cuts, cracked skin, gravel rash, splinters, open wounds, insect bites and nappy rash.

Size: Available in 15g (tube with applicator), 25g (traditional tube), 75g (tub size), 200g (tub size).

Price: RRP for the 25g tube is $5.99AUD.

Saturday, 23 May 2015

Innisfreeworld Haul and Review aka ALL THE MASKS FROM INNISFREE + current mask collection

I am becoming a sheet mask addict. No, really. I have purchased over 200 masks this year. My current collection is a little embarrassing. There's so much I can't even fit them all into my fridge anymore. They live in two boxes on my bedroom floor. This is a super expensive habit, but I'm not about to break it because sheet masks just feel so good, and I can get immediate effects. My skin hasn't been flakey since I've been faithful to these masks.

What triggered this massive haul? A 10 + 10 sheet mask deal on Innisfree World. They have had this deal a few times before, but on 1st of May, I finally caved in and used up my new membership benefit (which was free shipping). I signed myself up to the website in March to get the free Green Tea Kit which I have also included in my overall collective mask haul photo.

I won't go on and on about the crappy Australian Dollar exchange rate again, but I thought this deal was better than the one in April. I was able to qualify for some freebies whilst only spending $60 USD (which was around $79AUD). Each mask came out at around 80c AUD which is a fantastic deal. Asking my dad to buy me a box of My Beauty Diary from Sasa in Hong Kong is around the same price, but he doesn't have to pack it in his luggage, and I can buy as many as a I want. 

I ordered 100 masks... I got at least five of each of the 16 varieties, and seven of the ones which appealed to me the most (mainly the fruit varieties and the lotiony type ones).

Ordered: 1/5/15 (Friday night)
Shipped: 5/5/15 (Tuesday)
Received: 11/5/15 (The following Monday)

It was annoying because no one could help me sign for the package and pick it up-- I thought it was such a waste of EMS because I pretty much ended up waiting for 2 weeks to get it anyway. My mum was a champ and picked it up for me on Thursday when she went to get her car from smash repairs. Thank you mum! Otherwise I would have had to pick it up on Saturday, or the post office would have returned it to the sender.

An official Innisfree box.

Sunday, 17 May 2015

RoseRoseShop Haul and Review #2

Wow, so many haul posts and so little review and drawing posts. It looks like all I ever do is spend, spend, spend (but it's not, I promise)! I like reading haul posts the most so it makes sense that I enjoy writing them because they make me reflect on the things I have. I feel a sense of contentment when I actually use up everything I purchased.

My Mizon 8% AHA Peeling Serum ran out right before I went overseas in January. I really enjoyed using it, and I'm glad RoseRoseShop still had their free shipping for Mizon promotion going on!

The customer service at RRS is so nice. This is only the second time I've purchased from them, but they responded to messages very quickly and professionally. I do know that customer service can be very hit or miss, but I was satisfied with the customer service I received this time.

Ordered: 16/3/15
Shipped: 18/3/15
Received: 8/4/15
TOTAL = 15 business days

Here is what I ordered: