Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Obsession series

As I mentioned in my previous post, there are many exciting new posts coming your way! Put your hand up (or comment below) if you also go through phases of being obsessed with something until you're bored before moving onto the next obsession... Yep, I'm guilty. There's nothing wrong with that, it just means you get to be totally immersed in many things which broadens your knowledge... Right? ;) 

Instead of posting about random topics, I'll be writing several posts about my current obsession. It could be haircare, a clothing trend, makeup etc... 

What do you think of this idea? 



#1 Obsession series - FACEMASKS - Étude house sleeping pack review

Welcome to my first ever one of my "Obsession Series"! You can read more about what this is I'm my previous post! 

So, I'm currently obsessed with Facemasks. My love for Facemasks came strongly rushing back to me when I was in Hong Kong a month ago. Skincare is especially popular I'm Asia and I was quickly persuaded by "pore reducing", "skin tightening", "skin clearing", "skin whitening" masks. I could go on with the list that facemasks claim to deliver. 

I've been obsessed with water based sleeping masks ever since I tried out the Lanèige water sleeping pack. If you're not familiar with water based sleeping masks, they are basically a light gel like formula that you apply before bed and wake up with a supple, clear and fully moisturised face after rinsing it with water. Sounds good? 

Étude house is a very popular yet inexpensive Korean cosmetics brand. Their packaging and overall brand image is cute and girly - perfect for packaging suckers like me! This mask was the first ever product I tried from them and boy was I pleased I took this step! After reacting very badly to some face products from another Korean brand, Skinfood - I was completely put off from trying new products for years and stick to the same skin are routine to avoid another major breakout! 

My night time regime would involve washing my face and then applying toner to my face, before applying a generous pea sized amount of the mask all over my face and neck. It has a relaxing rose scent to it which makes it very relaxing to apply. I have noticed clearer skin since I started using it and the application of my makeup looks much more flawless the day after! 

Have any of you tried étude house face masks? Let me know I'm the comments below, I'd love to try another one. :) 




Monday, July 21, 2014

I blame jetlag.

So firstly, I would like to apologise for my lack of posts for the last month. I spent 2 weeks in Hong Kong and then the other 2 weeks recovering from jet lag! I know it's not a valid enough reason but I hope that you'll be able to forgive me once you know what posts I've got in store for you! *Hint Asian beauty haul hint* 

Every time I visit Hong Kong, I get sucked into all the Asian cosmetics and get overwhelmed by the cute packaging and overly friendly staff in the shops. There are so many Korean, Japanese, Taiwanese brands over there that just aren't readily available here in the UK (without the hefty postage costs). That's why I take full advantage whilst I'm there. 

I have posts about Asian skincare and makeup lined up for this month and next, featuring brands such as Étude house, Republic, Missha and more... 

Come back in the next few days if you would like to read a review on the étude house sleeping pack. But for now, I'm going to let you enjoy the harbour view in Hong Kong.