Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Review: April Skin Magic Stone Soap

Been a while since I've last blogged. I want to get back to reviewing stuff. Here's one.

I've been trying April Skin Magic Stone Soap in Black for a while. This is supposedly quite a famous product highly raved by Ulzzangs. I don't really care about that to be honest. Just tried the product out of curiosity and I'm impressed. 

April Skin Magic Stone Soap is stated to be a 100% natural cleansing soap. It comes in 2 colours - Original (the Grey) and the Black version. The black is used for normal cleansing, while the grey is used for deep cleansing and removing makeup.
I can't read the words on the packaging so I'll just copy the ingredient list over.

The ingredients in it are as follows:
Original - Vegetable Oils (Coconut, Olive, Palm, Sunflower Seed, Grape Seed, Shea Butter, 
Black - Gangwon-do Charcoal, Shea Butter, Germented Rice Bran, Sulfur, Pearl Powder, EM broth, Sunflower Seeds, Hyaluronic Acid, Coconut, Castor Oil, Palm, Olive Oil.

I've been using the Black version for months and I really like it. For a natural bar soap, this soap foams really well and the bonus point is that it doesn't melt that fast as compared to other natural soap. So even if you leave it wet, it's still in solid form. I've used other organic soaps and they can turn soggy and melt to half the size once you wet them.

Once you foam up, spread the foam across the face. The more foam you have, the better it cleanses the face as foam can get in your tiny pores and cleanse thoroughly. One thing to note is to avoid getting the foam into your eyes as it can hurt very badly. I mean badly.

Of course, this product is not perfect. After using it for a while, I notice it did nothing for my acne or acne scars. So if you are purchasing this for it, it's not going to do wonders for acne skin. But I did notice that I don't have as much blackheads as before. I usually get like a cluster around my cheeks and they have lessened. It does not make bigger blackheads disappear overnight, but I've noticed them to dry up a little faster with time and they pop really easily. So my blackheads have really reduced significantly.

After my first time cleansing my face with this soap, I also noticed how clean and soft my skin felt. Then it felt a little dry (I noticed other reviewers mentioning it so I took extra notice of it) so I had to moisturize properly after it. But after using it for a while, my skin got used to it and it no longer felt dry. Instead I feel fine even if I did not moisturize my face after. I also notice less oiling as compared to using other cleansers.

So I really love this soap. I think it's really worth buying and it's also affordable. I love that it's natural and also does wonders for my oily skin. I've noticed an improvement to the texture and brightness of my skin after using this. I would recommend it.

I purchased the soap from this Qoo10 seller.

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Review: Laneige Water Sleeping Mask_EX

Hello, I'm back with a review.

The weather is really horrible in Singapore lately. We are going through a heat wave where weather's really warm and humid. It is a little better today. I'm sharing the product that has been helping me survive the heat wave.

I got the Laneige Water Sleeping Mask a long time ago but only started using recently. My thoughts are "Why oh why didn't I start using it earlier?"

Laneige Water Sleeping Mask comes in a sleek blue container. It has a gel consistency and there's a distinct aqua smell in it (it comes off smelling like alcohol sometimes. I have no idea whether there's any alcohol in this). The texture is light weight to me and absorbs really easily.

To read more about its ingredients and benefits, you can read it here.

I use this at night, after cleansing my face. At first I thought since it's a sleeping mask, it would be thick to keep the face hydrated but no. It's really light and easy to slather over the face. Initially I used a lot thinking that's the right way to use it. But I've since minimize the amount I used. There really isn't a need to slather much on. I just take a pinch and apply it evenly. It leaves my face feeling cool. The product also absorbs fairly easily, leaving the skin feeling hydrated.

As you can see earlier, I have been complaining about the weather. The product has left my skin feeling well hydrated and my skin doesn't oil up after applying it. As it is of gel texture and absorbs really fast, it also doesn't make my skin feel sticky in this humid weather. I am really thankful for the product because I was expecting my skin to dry up, itch or my pores to be visible from the weather. But my skin has been behaving well after using this product. In the morning, my skin feels fresh and dewy.

The recommended usage is once or twice per week. I have been using this daily instead sparingly due to the weather. I'm slightly addicted to it.

You can get the Laneige Water Sleeping Mask from Laneige counters.
Or you can purchase it off Qoo10  (Singapore) or Amazon (Overseas). I heard there are fakes around so please check reviews before purchase.

Wednesday, April 09, 2014

What Happened to Flowerpod Forums?

Oh my gosh.

What in the world happened to Flowerpod Forums? I'm feeling so lost without it.

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

New Hauls: Makeup from Drugstore.com

This is a delayed haul post. Actually I have a ton of delayed haul posts. I really wonder if i should post them. xD

Here's some stuff I got from drugstore.com during one of their sales that I can't remember. I really did minimise my order.

From left to right: L'Oreal Infallible Eyeshadow in Perpetual Purple, 
Maybelline EyeStudio Color Tattoo 24Hr Eyeshadow in Bad to the Bronze, Tough as Taupe, 
Maybelline Fit Me! Concealer in Medium 25

Bought Maybelline EyeStudio Color Tattoo 24Hr Eyeshadow as there were huge raves for them. (I'm so late into this). Got them in Bad to the Bronze and Tough as Taupe since I figured cream eyeshadows don't keep well in our weather so basic colours are probably the best. I love these. These are really nice and I would recommend them. I use Tough as Taupe just to lightly define my eyelids on lazy days.

Got L'Oreal Infallible in Perpetual Purple. I haven't opened this yet but I've swatched this in Watsons stores so many times. I really love the colour payoff of these I feel like buying all the colours. The thing that make me a little cross is they labelled the eyeshadow colours in Singapore as green, blue, purple, gold while online, these have completely differently colour names.

I also ordered a couple of Maybelline concealers but most were out of stock. :\ I'll probably try to order again. Now the Maybelline Fit Me! Concealer in Medium 25 is something i decide to try after watching MakeupGeek's rave about it on Youtube. I ordered a shade up so that it'll cover my dark eye circles. A quick review. Now it is darker than I expected. I think it will fit those NC30+ girls. It also seems orange-based for this shade which makes sense if you want a peachier shade to use as corrector for your dark eye circles. The consistency of this concealer is actually liquidy and easy to use. The concealer is pretty good though it still isn't strong enough to cover my dark eye circles. I do think many others with less serious dark eye circles problems would enjoy the light-weightness of this product. It's really cheap too. I think it was USD$6.

A little rant here. Do you know how much a L'Oreal liquid concealer cost in Singapore? It costs SGD$19.90. I can buy 3 of those.

Anyway hope you enjoy it. I'll be back shortly.