Review: Missha Closing Cover Liquid Concealer no.23

I had recently run out of my usual The Face Shop Concealer and when I went onto the newly revamped RRS website, I was gutted to find out that they weren’t selling it anymore. In my sadness I ended up not buying any concealers but after seeing a post by Ryan showing the new Missha concealer I decided to give it a try since RRS was carrying the new range. For a few dollars (less than $5USD I believe) I decided that it wasn’t too pricey to try blind.

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Something more personal

I hope everyone has been well and I have to admit I haven’t been posting on here as frequently as I have hoped to just because Uni is getting insane (fun fact: I should be working on my data right now instead of this post!). This is just to let anyone who (still) reads my blog that I’m still alive and I will still be posting even if it means I’ll only be posting once or twice a month instead of once a week like I wanted to.

I am more active on my Instagram account so if you’re interested please do follow me on there as I will update that more often than my blog. I also use Instagram to post quick reviews and first impressions!

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Review: Fig+Yarrow Clay Mask {Rose}

This was purchased awhile ago from Urban Outfitters with my Aromatica Damask Rose Soothing Gel purchase and as I had mentioned earlier, I use this clay mask with the Rose gel as my liquid base. You can use any kind of liquid base (water, aloe vera, honey and yogurt come to mind) but keep in mind that for it to dry, the liquid base you’ve chosen must also evaporate so for example, honey or yogurt may take much longer than water to evaporate. It was $16 USD without shipping.
Overall the mask is effective and when used with the rose gel it’s even better. Read on for full details!

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Review: Aromatica 95% Damask Rose Soothing Gel

I had first lain eyes on this beauty on Tracy’s (@fanserviced) Instagram account. It was cooling, had a clean ingredients list and most of all it was rose. As soon as I knew that I was sold and of course the only online retailer that sold it (Peach and Lily) would only ship it to me if I paid the same amount in shipping fees. So I did what any poor, kbeauty aficionado would do – I Googled the crap out of it. Turns out it’s sold on the Korean Aromatica website but no, they won’t ship to Australia – another crushing blow but salvation came from the most unlikely of places. Urban Outfitters.
That’s right, Urban Outfitters and they sold it at the same price that Peach and Lily was selling it for. At first I was incredulous but then I saw “Free Shipping to Australia and New Zealand on orders over $50”. At that moment I knew this was to be. I threw it into my cart along with a Rose clay mask from Fig+Yarrow and to make $50 I added in an Anastasia Dip Brow.
I’m going to be upfront. I love this. But why? You ask. Well read on to find out why!
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Review: Nuxe – Reve De Miel Lip Balm

As Priceline recently had a 40% off skincare sale I obviously went down to replenish some staples (Bioderma and La Roche) but along the way (if you’re following my Instagram account you’ll know) I ended up picking up this Nuxe Reve De Miel Lip balm as well as the Trilogy toner mist (but that is for another post).
The main reason why I bought this was because a friend of mine uses it and said it was pretty good so I decided – why not? It’s on sale and is only $12 (as opposed to $20)
Spoiler alert: I do like it but it’s not ‘blow-your-socks-off’ amazing.
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Review: Elizavecca Carbonated Bubble Clay Mask

I have never heard of Elizavecca before seeing this for sale on RoseRoseShop but since it was about $8 I decided to give it a go and it is surprisingly not terrible for a ‘stab in the dark’ purchase. I have tried many clay masks but this one is unique in that it does not dry, instead it bubbles to create a foamy texture on your skin! I definitely bought this out of sheer curiosity but it is not a purchase I regret!
Read on for more!

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Review: Mizon Nonstop Waterful Aqua Cream

I bought this awhile ago but never got around to reviewing it as it was such a ‘meh’ product. I have not been able to find a cream moisturiser that didn’t break me out so in my last ditch effort to find a moisturiser I turned to more ‘gel’ like formulations, which, this product has. It did not break me out at but at the same time I didn’t feel that this was particularly moisturising. The Mizon Nonstop Waterful Aqua Cream didn’t horrify me, nor did it amaze me but instead of just being an average product I found that I didn’t enjoy using it very much. Overall, it is a decent product that I just couldn’t warm up to it.
Read on for the review!

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*Review: Jord Watch – Ely

*This product was provided for consideration but will not affect the review or my opinions. For more information see my sponsorship policy.

In a time where watches are mostly ignored in favour of the phone or simply relegated to the corner of ‘inheritable’ time pieces where the starting price of one may make your eyes water, Jord makes watches that are both desirable and affordable.
Jord was kind enough to send me one of their unique wood watches to review and I chose ‘Ely‘ in maple. After trying it out for a few weeks I can safely say that I absolutely love it and everywhere I go with it everyone just can’t help but stop me and say “is that watch made of wood?!”.

Aside from my gushing, read on to find out more about the watch!

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Review: Cosrx Advanced Snail 96 Mucin power essence (Possible HG?!)

Ever since my last run in with snails ended up in greasy tears I had simply placed all snails into the ‘just won’t work for me’ category. For awhile I was happy without snails, then the Cosrx Advanced snail 96 mucin power essence became a thing on the /r/Asianbeauty subreddit. My curiosity was piqued – the ingredient list was simple and clean but it wasn’t until I needed something extra to boost hydration that I gave this any serious thought.
I ended up purchasing this in my most recent RRS haul (it was about $11USD without shipping) and since using it, I can honestly say that it has become indispensable to my routine.

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Review: Mizon Enjoy Fresh-on time Black Bean Mask

So I’ve been looking for a wash off mask that is somewhat moisturising for awhile and then I came across this from Mizon and tried to find more information on it. Well, there was absolutely nothing. So I did what any reasonable person would do and straight out purchased it. Was it a good decision? Probably not but poor decisions aside I have taken one for the team and here is more information on this wash off mask.

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