Tony Moly Hello Bunny Perfume Bar

This is one of the items that Mystic ordered for me, I briefly discussed her ordering Korean cosmetics for us in this post.

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Look at the packaging! SQUEE!

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Here it is out of the box. A plastic bunny with little ears!

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When you take the cap off, there is a plastic cap that keeps your stick of perfume clean.

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And when you take the top off, you can twist uo the bar to rub the perfume on your wrists.

Mystic bought this for me from a seller on eBay called sing-sing-girl, it was just over £5.

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The scent I asked for and received was Coco Floral, which is a talcy, mildly flowery scent, described by the company Tony Moly as a ‘subtle, feminine, floral scent’. I’m not good with flowers, so I can’t pin it down, but it isn’t very rosey and definitely not lavender, but it is a light smell, not a heavy, deep scent.

It’s a lovely scent, which lasts around three hours at work. I put some on my wrists before I put the gloves on and a few days later I could still smell it in the fabric.

Well worth the money. And the wait for shipping  🙂

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Innisfree Green Tea Seed Serum

My friend Mystic put in an order a few weeks ago for our new minor obsession – Korean cosmetics. For each full size item, they sent at least one sample. So a few of these came to me.

I don’t have a photo of all the things she sent me. There was many things.

This is one such thing –

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Innisfree The Green tea Seed Serum.

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From Shop At Korea

Product Description !

This nutrient-moisturizing serum creates a dewy and clear complexion as the seed ingredients harvested from the organic green tea gardens in Jeju island intensively hold onto skin moisture and the natural hydrating betaine ingredients promote moisture synthesis within skin layers. 

There was enough in this sample to last three days, so I got a good go at sampling it over a small period of time.

It was really nice to put on, it was absorbed very quickly and seemed to add an extra level of non – sweaty moisture to my face. I like serums, of the few (two) I have tried they have been more beneficial than they have been hassle. I noticed a bit of a scent, I can’t quite place it. Some others have said it is citrusy, but i’m not sure…

I did notice over the days I used it, I did not break out. It was certainly good for the moisturising properties, but some sites are selling it £16 for 80ml, and this is not the kind of price range I am used to shopping in. If I could find it for less, I would be tempted.

Marks lost for price, but aces product.

Completely Random Product From Kitty – Luke Charcoal Nose Pore Strip

I received this nose pore strip in a box from Kitty –

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There were some instructions on the back, in Korean. There was some pictoral advice, so I wasn’t completely helpless.

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This is what it looked like out of the pack. You had to peel the plastic off, wet the black bit and put it on your nose for some time.

I really, REALLY have so little to say about this product. It didn’t do much for me, but it had little work to do at the time. I get blackheads, but it’s not like I get enough to justify a product especially focussed on one area of my face just for one problem.

It did leave a big, black mark on my nose that I had to remove though. Maybe that was the tack, dirty up the nose to make you scrub it clean!

Tiny Pamper Session

Today was a miserable day, weather wise. I set out to work at 08.40 in the cold, and came back at just before 17.00 in the rain. So, I decided i’d eat some scones with jam (no cream, it went off so I had to throw it away), and declared the day ‘face pack day’.

This was the choice –

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Montagne Jeunesse Ultra Deep Cleansing Masque

It came out really thick, parts of it as if it was made of chunks of chocolate. It went on pretty thick, with enough left over for my neck too. It smelled like white chocolate, but in the same way as the Options hot chocolate, a gentle smell rather than a strong, overpowering one.

I left it on for the set time. It dried and cracked, pulled a little as usual, but no itching or burning. Great!

When it came to taking it off, it was pretty difficult. I started with makeup remover pads, quickly moving on to a damp towel, as the mask was not budging. I had to scrub quite hard, which felt a bit harsh as the masque had made my skin soft.

Once it had been removed, I had a look and my face looked much smoother and pores slightly less noticeable. It did not, however, fix the massive spot near the edge of my jawbone. I did not expect it would.

This masque did make my skin feel soft tovthe touch, but a bit dry and tight. I followed it up with this for moisturising –

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Caudalie Divine Oil

I will do a proper review on the Caudalie later.

My face feels (and kind of looks) lovely now. But we shall see tomorrow if my face objects to this combination of products. So far so good!

Montagne Jeunesse Hot Chocolate Mask

I’ve just finished washing this off my face –

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II was really naughty though.  I habe no idea how long it was on my face.  I was enjoying the smell too much as it surrounded my face in loveliness.

This mask is a self heating mask, with the texture, appropriately, of the scent it is attempting to imitate.  It felt like I had pasted my face with a Terry’s Chocolate Orange, which for anyone not familiar is an orange oil infused milk chocolate ball, roughly fist sized.  You should try one. 

The mask was heavenly.  The heat didn’t last as long as I would have liked, probably as long as it took from me to walk from the bathroom to the bedroom and sit down, but it was a pleasant heat, rather than a more intense heat that other brands give.

I think it was on for about twenty minutes.  I think.  I wouldn’t like to put money on it.  As ever, I got it in my hair, and struggled to wash it off properly, but now I have, my face feels soft.  My pores are meant to be cleansed, and looking in the mirror I must admit, I think the job has been done.  They are visible, but there is nothing in them.  Lovely and clean.  With no tightness, which I get from a lot of products.

I rate this one highly.  Very highly indeed, on both effect and fragrance.

Review – Elegant Touch Limited Edition Union Jack Nails – Funky Betty

Here’s my nails from last Wednesday –

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I can’t wear a whole set of false nails.  It makes my nails feel like they are being pulled off upwards.  It doesn’t matter how they are put on, what brand, glue, sticky tabs, anything, they all feel slightly painful to wear.  They are also a bit of a novelty for me, as I was a horrible, compulsive, persistent nail biter until some time last year.  I still bite my nails, but between stretches of non – biting.  I tend to put one on, having never worn a whole set for longer than half an hour.  It’s a bit different…

So, I spotted these false nails in my local Discount UK (as ever… did you expect it to be Boots?), I thought 99p wasn’t too much to splash out on them.

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These Elegant Touch false nails are meant to be a limited edition range of Union Jack designs, this one being called Funky Betty.  The exact design can be purchased from Paint Nails for £3.03, down from £7.10.  The original Union Jack design can be purchased from Boots for £6.45.  Ninety nine pence.  Not bad, eh?  The box comes with 24 nails, of nine different sizes, and a tube of ‘pink gel glue’.  It just smelt like normal nail glue.  Supergluey.  The pink was a tint more than anything.  According to their length guide, which consists of five different sizes, these are the second shortest ones, ‘short’ length nails.

I put one on Tuesday evening.  The photo above was Wednesday morning on the way to college.  I’d managed to keep it on overnight!  The varnish i’m wearing with it is Rimmel Lasting Finish No. 500, Disco Ball.  I like clear glitter varnish, it doesn’t show the chips quite as badly.

I kept the nail on until Thursday night, when after going to band practice, the pub, and carrying a bass to and from Birmingham on public transport, it weakened at the sides and started to make crackly noises.  I took it off to replace it later.  The glue had held well, I think.  I don’t know how long these things are meant to last, but I think it did good.

I did put another one on, but I don’t think I used enough glue.  It fell off within a day.  I think I need to get the knack of it.

I love them.  I think I need to buy a few more, because this could become a fun new obsession! I’m not sure if I would spend £7 on them, but for a few quid spare change, they are well worth it. People at college even noticed!