Current Skincare Routine (Mostly Korean Products)

Thursday, May 14, 2015
Hi everyone! Today, I'd like to share with you the products that I use almost everyday as part of my skincare routine. These products are mostly Korean skincare products that I've purchased while I was in Korea and they work well for me.


1. MISSHA Green Tea Eye and Lip Makeup Remover (reviewed here)
2. Banila Co Clean It Zero (reviewed here)
3. Mamonde Lotus Micro Mild Foam - this is a really gentle cleanser that I like to use as a second 
step. It foams up just a little and it's not really all that strong. 


1. Hanyul Optimizing Serum (review coming soon)
2. Hanyul Rice Essential Skin Emulsion (review coming soon)

Normally, I like to use a toner after cleansing my skin. However, at the moment I'm out it. If you guys have any recommendations, please leave it in the comments section :)


1. Physician's Formula Argan Oil (Night Usage Only) - I've been really enjoying this argan oil. I see a noticeable softness and hydration in my skin after applying it on the night before.
2. Iope Ultimate Hydro Cream (review coming soon) - this is a really light weight gel like cream that provides amazing hydration even in the coldest and driest of winters.


Sulwhasoo Overnight Vitalizing Mask (review coming soon) - I like to use this on days when my skin feels a bit beaten up. 


Innisfree Eco Science Eye Cream - yes, I'm still using this product. I've lost count of the number of times I've repurchased this. I adore it and I've yet to find a replacement. (Reviewed here).

[REVIEW] Banila Co. Clean It Zero (Original)

Monday, May 11, 2015
Hello everyone, today I'm back with a review of a product that I've been enjoying quite a lot recently. It's a pretty popular item so I'm sure you have heard of it before. It's the Banila Co. Clean It Zero (Original - in the pink jar)!  They have four different variations - Original, Radiance, Purity and Reservatrol.

Banila Co. products are usually a bit more expensive than other Korean road shop products but so far, I've really enjoyed everything I got from there!

In the past, I've always used a cleansing oil to remove my makeup but after hearing all the hype about this item, I knew I had to give it a try.

Clean It Zero is a sherbet like makeup remover. It comes in a jar as a solid. Although they normally come in the 100ml per jar, I've purchased the largest size of 180ml. I think this is only available for the original version.   I'm very glad that they've also included a plastic separator and a little scooper. These things make it more hygienic and convenient to use.

Although it is in a solid form at first, it actually starts to melt and become and oily liquid when I massage it onto my face.  Now I can fully appreciate the little plastic scooper. If I were to just dip my finger in and scoop it out, I'm sure the product would look like a hot mess after a while.

The consistency of the product is pretty light weight. I can easily massage it around onto my face with tugging. I usually use this to remove my face make up and it does the jobs quickly and easily! It removes foundation, blush, and lipstick really fast. I don't like to use this on my eye makeup though as I find that I tend to get this product into my eyes and it my eyes get blurry. It also doesn't remove waterproof mascara as my Missha Eye and Lip Remover but I'm okay with that!

Once I'm done massaging this product around my face, I splash my face with water. The product becomes a milky consistency and all my face makeup comes off easily. It makes my skin feel really soft without adding any oiliness to it. It doesn't feel as if my skin has been striped of its moisture nor does it feel like it has a layer of oil. It just feels clean.

I usually follow up with a foam cleanser and a toner just to make sure my skin is perfectly clean.

It also has zero fragrance.


On: 2 lip tints, Stila Waterproof Eyeliner, Aritaum Wannabe Shadowstick.
As you can see, the product is like coconut oil and solid at room temperature.

Once I start rubbing the product, it starts to liquify. It starts to dissolve the all the makeup except for the eyeliner.

After splashing it with water, the product emulsifies.
After the product is all rinsed off, most of the makeup has been removed. You can still see the trace of the eyeliner, which is why I don't like using this product for my eye makeup. 

Overall, I recommend this product and I can see why so many people love it! 

Recent Empties and Tossed Outs #2: Mostly Korean Skincare Items

Sunday, May 3, 2015
Empties #2

Hello everyone, over the past few months, I’ve accumulated new items to share with you in another empties post!

Etude House Wonder Pore Freshner
I’m sure you’re all familiar with this product. It’s a pretty basic staple! It does the job in making sure my skin is clean without irritation.

Missha Time Revolution Night Repair Science Activator Ampoule: I’m actually so sad to be out of this as it is my one of my most favorite Korean skincare products. At the moment I’m using the Hanyul Optimizer, but I do think I prefer Missha’s Night Repair more. Reviewed here.

Missha Flower Bouquet Cleansing Oil in Cherry Blossom: I’ve reviewed this before and you can find it here. I still feel the same about it and I’ve a back up already. Reviewed here.

The Face Shop Herb Day 365 Cleaning Foam: This was one of the first cleansing foams I’ve ever purchased. It’s really cheap, I think about $3-5 dollars, depending on where you get it. It foams up nicely, scent isn’t too strong, and it does the job without making my skin feel squeaky clean.

Nature Republic 92% Aloe Vera Gel (no picture): Another very popular item and one of my personal HGs. I use this product for so many reasons such as skin irritation, sunburn, blemish, and regular burns, that I feel nervous being out of it! This item is a definite must have for me.

Bath and Body Works: Country Chic Shower Gel – I absolutely adore how fresh this smells. It's described as "Sparkling lemon, golden sunflower, and amber wood."

The Body Shop Aloe Vera Body Butter
This is by far my favourite body butter from The Body Shop. I like their other scents as well, but when my skin is being sensitive and I just need it to be moisturized, I use this. It hydrates really well and I find that the Aloe Vera Body Butter texture is more absorbent on my skin compared to the other scents.

Tossed Outs

Etude House Surprise Essence Concealer

I've really enjoyed this concealer. It blended really easily and the coverage was good enough for my under eyes. It's also really cheap. Sadly, it dried out so I must toss it away now. 
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