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Wednesday, 29 November 2017

Introducing The By Wishtrend Green Tea & Enzyme Powder Wash


I was recently given the opportunity by Wishtrend to try out their newest product added to their By Wishtrend skincare line. Something I was quite ecstatic about as the lovely people at Wishtrend are so enthusiastic when it comes to skincare and seeing them have their own line of stuff seems like such an accomplishment for them. So this nifty little product is the Green Tea & Enzyme Powder Wash, yep you read that right, powder wash. This is a new feat for me to be trying out, which makes the experience all that little more exciting for me. This was launched on the 10th of November (I fully intended on posting about this that day but thanks to my laptop issues I couldn't) and it can be purchased here*. 


The product comes in a gorgeous pale apple green shade, perfectly fitting for the green tea ingredient. The bottle feels sturdy and well produced. The design is minimalist yet slightly sleek at the same time while managing to be cute. Due to the powder product inside it is also very lightweight.


The cleanser has a flip top cap that is on the secure side. This combined with it being a powder cleanser makes it ideal for taking with you on your travels as if any of the product does manage to get out (say they were particularly excited about moving your bags about) then you can scoop it back into the bottle instead of having everything in your bag soaked by a cleanser. 


To use the product you simply empty a small amount of the powder into your hands and mix with a tiny bit of water. The powder dissolves and bubbles up to a little collection of soft gentle bubbles. If you rub the water into the powder immediately you can apply the bubbles directly to your face but if you manage to not mix it in and mix when rubbing on your face you will get to use the product as a very soft and gentle exfoliant. I prefer to use it as the latter as I feel my skin feels a lot softer afterwards. 


As you can see above it becomes a gentle bubbly, frothy soap which is perfect for sensitive skin. One of the key things is to make sure to use lukewarm water to actually allow the enzymes to take effect with your skin. 


This cleanser also contains baking powder and enzymes derived from papaya which allows for the effect of gentle exfoliation without causing you to cause harm and pull at the skin. It helps take care of blackheads and provides an amount of moisturisation to the skin as well. One of the key ingredients is the green tea extract. You will probably know by now that green tea is a fantastic antioxidant and it can do wonders for the skin as well. It calms the skin down and helps clear up any skin issues. You can find more detailed information on the product page I linked at the top of the page!


So what was my own experience with this cleanser?

One of the things that makes me love this cleanser so much is that it has this pure matcha scent to it. One of my favourite smoothies is a vanilla matcha smoothie and this just reminds me of that and makes me crave one! It's such a light gentle scent and has such a natural undertone to it rather than smelling artificial. I love how gently it foams up but how well it cleanses the skin in doing so. I've found my complexion has improved somewhat since I started using it a few weeks ago as I have been using it most mornings before I apply my make up. It leaves the skin feeling silky smooth after application and brightens the complexion almost immediately. This effect tends to stay with prolonged use. 

One thing I will say is that because of the fact that there is baking soda in it it may not be suitable for those with sensitive skin as it may feel a bit harsh and drying if you use it too regularly. I tend to swap this out every two-three days to use a foam cleanser and then go back to it. It doesn't seem to cause any irritation with my skin which is probably due to me having quite robust skin. I have used it during periods of hypersensitivity and I haven't dealt with any of the burning sensations that some other cleansers leave me with during this time. It is also recommended by Wishtrend to not using this product in conjunction with ingredients such as retinol, Vitamin C in high quantities (such as a serum) and AHA/BHA actives. This can cause some issues with your skin so it's best to avoid them when using this cleanser. 

So far throughout the past few weeks I have only had positive things to say about this, so I'm overally pretty happy with this product. I would recommend it to any skin type but for those with sensitive skin to be a bit more careful with how often you use it. I think once I use this up I would probably purchase another bottle of it as I love the premise of having a powder cleanser that gives my skin a necessary gentle exfoliation on a regular basis while keeping it looking clean and fresh and aiding in some of my skin issues. 

Have you tried this cleanser yourself or would you like to give it a go? Have you yourself ever come across a powder cleanser? 

* This post contains a product that was sent to me for review and promotional purposes. Link shared with * is an affiliate link, purchase via this link is not necessary but means I get a little percentage of the sale. 

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Monday, 27 November 2017

Mask Monday ♡ Tony Moly I'm Real Sheet Mask ♡ Lemon

I am back and I am back with the best series on this blog (I know y'all love my mask mondays!). 

I recently posted about the fact that my laptop broke and I thought I would update you all first that I managed to get all my files safely off the laptop without having to spend a fortune getting someone from data recovery to do it for me. I also got a new laptop thanks to my mum's boyfriend, who very kindly bought me a new one (I just pay him back a little each month!), so this means I can get back into blogging!
I've actually been managing to take good care of my skin lately, which is a bit of a shock for me as I tend to just use my stuff for a couple days and then give up. However, I have managed to stay consisitent and it is showing in my skin. I have however, had a few days this week that I haven't had a lot of sleep so my skin has been looking a little bit on the dull side, so I decided to pick up one of my masks that would give my skin a little brightness boost and reduce some of the redness in my face as well. Tony Moly's I'm Real Mask in Lemon seemed to be the perfect fit for the job, so it's time to see if it does the trick!
Wednesday, 15 November 2017

See You Soon


I just thought I would get a post up explaining that I'm not going to be blogging/blogging as much over the next little while. Yesterday, to my annoyance, my laptop decided it wanted to get stuck in a loop of a black screen and won't even go into safe mode to try and recover it from a previous state, so it's completely unusable. 

This of course means I don't have a way of blogging in a conveniently accessible way. My partner does have a PC but he's usually using it or his PS4 (which shares the monitor for the PC, so I can't just freely go on whenever I want. I also sometimes like to go away and come back to something if I am writing it up. It's an inconvenience so I'll probably not be posting up on here for the next while, dependant on how long it can take me to find a way of getting a new laptop or saving up for one. 

The thing that upset me the most about all of this was the fact that all the photos I've taken of my daughter since she was born and big family events were all on that laptop and I can't access them with there being a chance they are lost. I'm trying to remain hopeful and think that there is just an issue with the OS and the HDD itself. I'm going to get someone to try and recover all my files next month and if I manage to get everything back that will save me one hell of a world of upset. I also lost a bunch of photos that I had pretaken for blog posts, but those aren't as much of a priority to me as the photos of my daughter. 

I'll still be active on my other social media, primarily twitter for the moment as I won't be able to get as much content out on Instagram as all my photos bar my selcas are taken on my camera and edited on the laptop. I'll still spend some time while not blogging taking photos and writing up notes for posts when I manage to get something sorted out. 

I thought it would be best to do a little update so that any readers that don't follow me elsewhere don't think I've just gone MIA. I'll be back as soon as I can and I may have the odd blog post done from time to time if I get a chance to sit and get one done. 

Thank you and see ya soon~

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Monday, 6 November 2017

Mask Monday ♡ Innisfree Jeju Volcanic Color Clay Mask - Calming


Well well well, it has been a while since I have reviewed a mask that isn't a sheet mask. I'm not gonna lie, but I think Innisfree did a good job getting the P101/Wanna One boys promoting this product as it probably increased their sales a massive amount. That was ~partially~ one of the reasons I decided to pick one up, asides from the fact I needed another wash off type mask and kinda want to start multimasking to combat the different areas of my skin. So, today if you haven't guessed already, I am going to be doing a cute wee review of the Innisfree Jeju Volcanic Color Clay Mask in Purple/Calming) which was recently featured in my little Innisfree haul last week. 
Friday, 3 November 2017

How To Buy Korean Beauty Products from eBay Safely



I remember making my first purchase for a Kbeauty product back in the early months of 2010. It was the Missha Perfect Cover BB Cream which actually remained a staple in my make up collection. Ever since then I have always relied on eBay to make my beauty purchases apart from a handful of occasions, so I've become very savvy when it comes to buying from there. One thing that eBay is notoriously known for is the fact that from time to time, the products up for sale aren't genuine products. This rings all too true when it comes to K-beauty and regularly in my searches for products I come across fakes that to me, a little eBay Kbeauty veteran, are screamingly obvious, but to others that may be new to K-beauty they can be a little bit difficult to spot.

Thursday, 2 November 2017

A Little Innisfree Skincare Haul


It's been a while since I actually bought some skincare products, but after using up everything I had I finally decided to get my hands on some new stuff to treat my skin to. I was initially going to get from a range of brands but decided to stick solely to Innisfree this time and a particular range they have out which is their The Minimum range. It claims to have a very high percentage of natural ingredients and to be made for sensitive skin. Due to my skin being a little bit hyper sensitive lately, this seemed like the ideal choice for me to pick up. I also decided to pick up another face mask, as aside from my A'pieu Gelato Mask I only have sheet masks, so I need something a little extra!