Friday, August 30, 2013

[Circle lens review] Neo Glamour Gray

I'm addicted to the Neo glamours, I swear!

Small diameter, 3 tone lenses have always been my favourite - the big eyed "dolly" look does not go well with my face, I assure you. Small diameters are more comfortable for me, and don't give a freaky deaky look. Also, the blending of the 3 colours in Neo Glamours are so pretty and natural looking.

I know what the Neo Glamours are like in terms of size, comfort and wearability, but I've never tried a gray lens. Thanks, Eyecandys!



Eyecandys is one of the biggest and well known circle lens sites online. They've got an absolutely adorable store layout, it's the cutest (and most elegant) I've seen so far! It's easy to browse around and look for the circle lens design that you want. If you're new at circle lenses, have no fear - there's an information section for new lens wearers. I'd recommend giving it a peek.


On to the review!


Here's what I received - a pair of the Neo Glamour Gray lenses in a cute little "star" mesh sacky (uh, what do you call those things?). It also came with the cutest little lens case I've seen. Monkey case, whoop!


These 3D "Mio Friend" cases are really cute, and they come seperately and securely packaged. They also come with a little tweezer, which has been helpful for me. I don't really use tweezers to take out my lens from the actual case (admittedly, I use my clean fingers to do that - is that bad?) but they've been a lifesaver at taking out the lens from the vial. Those little suckers can stubbornly stick to the bottom of the vial!

Eyecandys is also randomly giving away these lens cases when you make a purchase! ARGH I WANT THE FROGGIE. T___T





Description of Neo Glamour Gray

These lenses give a "sweet and natural look". It's one of Neo Vision's bestsellers on Eyecandys, and there have been lots of people who are super happy with these.

Name: Glamour Gray
Brand: Neo
Origin: South Korea
Water content: 42%
Diameter: 14.2 mm
Base curve: 8.6
Life: 1 year (I do not recommend using any lenses for more than 3 months)

Colours avaliable (8): Gray, brown, hazel, honey, blue, aqua, violet, green
Price: Currently $29.60 [here]




Design

Y'all know that the Neo glamours are one of my favourites, the design is lovely and very, very natural looking. The lenses themselves aren't too big either, but do give a little wee bit of enlargement. The following design description is from my Glamour green review. 

This lens does have a pretty unique, interesting design. Instead of having a solid limbal ring like most circle lenses, they have jagged edges! These lines do look a lot more natural than a normal, solid limbal ring would. 

It begins with black/dark gray colour lines, and changes to an "icy" gray, then finishing off with a deep yellowy gold colour.





Pictures 


Up close, the lenses have almost a "blue" colour to them, instead of gray. But from further away, it definitely looks more gray than blue.

Really, how freaky do I look like with the "up stare" + no lashes? Tell me, hahaha. ("Indoor lightning" pictures of the worn lenses will be posted in the next few days, don't fret!)

Comparison, flash, window lighting



My thoughts

Store service was quick and nice, and I had the pleasure of talking to one of their employees, Chloe. As for shipping, it was pretty fast! I think I received these lenses within 2 weeks, and they were decently packaged (They came in an envelope, not a box).

Hum, I do like these lenses! As always, the Neo Glamour lenses are super comfortable - I honestly do not feel these in my eyes, and they don't irritate me in the least. The 42% water content is nice and comfortable, heh. I think I can wear these lenses for a good 6-7 hours before feeling anything. Inserting them in, wearing them, and taking them out - each "stage" of using these lenses was easy, simple and comfortable. No hassle dassle~

When I wore my green Glamours, I mentioned that sometimes the lens didn't "stick" to my eye, and moved around a bit. It kind of looked like a "halo" effect, but not as nice - it looked like a misplaced lens. This weird effect only lasted for a bit before returning to normal, and it wasn't a big deal.

But with the gray Glamours, I don't have this mini-problem whatsoever. It doesn't move around, and gives me no trouble at all.

As for design and colour - I do like it! I'm not too big of a fan of gray lenses because I don't think the colour looks as good on me, but it was alright. The colour payoff was good, and the lens colour covered my natural brown eyes excellently. The colour doesn't look too obvious from a distance - in my opinion, it looks really natural and gives a good "oomph" to your eyes. There's a slight, pretty change to the eyes.



Rating
Note: I don't give half marks - and I like random red "A"s. 

Colour: /5
Enlargement: /5
Comfort: /5
Overall rating: /5



Recommend?

If you're looking for a pair of lenses that are natural (in both colour and size), I'd highly recommend these lenses. They'll be perfect for a natural look! These lenses have made me love the Glamours all over again. Maybe when these expire ("Expire" means 3 months for me), I'll buy another exact pair! (I say "maybe", because I'm not yet sure if the other colours will blow me away and make me want to buy those, hah.)

If you're looking for a large size, "look at me" lenses, I wouldn't recommend these. They're not big, and offer little enlargement; and the colour is too natural to be used for standout, obvious lenses.



More pictures 

Here's some more pictures of the lenses in action! (Lighting again was a bit everywhere, please excuse.)





I'm holding an animal here, btw. Just incase you were wondering.
Hope you enjoyed the review!





What about you?
Have you tried the Glamours before? What do you think of the grays? Do you like "natural" lenses?

Thursday, August 29, 2013

[Review] Missha Super Aqua - Ultra Waterfull Cream

Hello, hello! 

I hope you're finding the Korean cosmetic reviews quite useful! I thought I'd take a little different route today - as adorable and awesome Korean cosmetics are, I'm sure you know that Korean skincare is just as popular (and awesome).

Today's review will be on Missha's "Ultra Waterfull Cream" from their Super Aqua line! I've been really interested in this product because of its beautiful packaging, and the fact that it looks similar to Laneige's moisture cream! Lovely thanks goes to Missha Canada.




I'm pretty sure you've heard of Missha before - it's a super popular Korean makeup and skincare brand. I haven't ever seen a Missha store here in Toronto though; whenever I wanted to buy my Missha products (like some of their skincare and makeup),  always had to buy it through Debbie (a Korean store in Pacific mall, or online).

Glad to say that I don't have to do that anymore! Did you know that an official Missha store just opened in Pacific mall?! I was walking around the mall and wanted to get my usual C+F masks from Debbie, but found a Missha store instead! The store looks so sleek and fancy compared to the old Debbie, hah. o.o They're in the midst of their grand opening right now, so there's promotions going on at the moment as well.

On to the review!


Wednesday, August 28, 2013

[Review] Etude House Color Pop Drawing Show Creamy Pencil Set

Well, I think that's got to be my longest title yet.

The very first eyeliner I had ever tried was my cousin's. We were going to a fancy shmancy dinner and I wanted to try makeup for the first time. But when I tried lining my eyes, it was so difficult. It was a pencil one, but omg - it felt like I was trying to line my eye with a piece of rock. The colour just would not show on me, and I must've stabbed that thing onto my eye a hundred times, trying to get even the tiniest bit of colour.
So from that day on, I've had a huge appreciation and love (and awe) for super creamy eyeliners. Seriously.

Today I'll be reviewing a set of Etude House eyeliners - they're the "Color pop drawing show creamy pencils". Ever since I've tried the Holika Holika gel liner pencils, I've been obsessed with these pencil/gel eyeliners. I've never tried Etude House liners, so a kind thank you goes out to ibuybeauti!



As always, let's take a quick look at "ibuybeauti" store. They're an online store that sells many different Korean cosmetics. Their website is very easy to surf through, as there are subcategories made for easy browsing. The store carries well known brands, such as Etude House, Tonymoly, Innisfree, Lioele, Holika Holika and more!




The thing that most stands out to me is that they carry other brands as well. All korean cosmetics stores sell the brands mentioned above, but oftentimes I can't different brands. It's definitely harder to find CNP, Dr. Jart, Espoir, Hera and (my favourite) Laneige. High five to IBB for carrying them, though!

You may have heard of ibuybeauti's store - but did you know they also have a well known Youtube channel? If you watch "Get It Beauty" on YT with English subtitles, chances are that you've watched it on ibuybeauti! They subtitle and upload such episodes for everyone, Korean and non-Korean, to watch!


Click "Read more" for more pics + swatches!


Monday, August 26, 2013

[Review] Etude House Ice Cream Nail Polish

Tell me, how freakishly adorable are these nail polish colours? [Picture heavy post]

SHOPPER'S NOTE: 
If you register for an account at w2beauty and spend over $30, you can receive an immediate $5 off. Use the sponsorship code (at registration) 26284308



 I'm not one to wear nail polish often, and my friends know - I have a slight obsessive (and weird) tendency to peel off my nail polish after a couple of hours. But some of the Etude House ice cream nail polish colours are so darn adorable, I've kept them on for as long as I could! I'll be reviewing the set today, a hearty thanks to w2beauty.




W2beauty is an online store run by Alice - the store sells a huge variety of brands and products. Some brands include: Etude House, Tonymoly, Holika Holika, Iope, Laneige, Mizon, even Sulwhasoo! It's like a wonderland of Korean cosmetics - with free shipping~ *___*

Now on to the review! Huzzah!






Click "read more" to see more pics + swatches! 


Tuesday, August 20, 2013

[Review] Makeup Forever - Aqua Cream #54 & Aqua Rouge #20

Hello! I'm back with a double review this time!

Today I'll be reviewing 2 products from Makeup Forever. You've probably heard of the brand, right? They're one of the most well known brands in makeup today, and everyone's seen the MUFE section in Sephora!
The products I will be reviewing are both from Makeup Forever's AQUA summer 2013 collection.


1. Aqua Cream #54 
- These Aqua Creams give intense colour that "lasts through even the warmest days". They offer crease-free, smudge-proof colour for both eyes and lips (they can even be used as blush, if you'd like). Evaporating oils and a "special filmogen polymer" work together in order to set the pigments and keep moisture out. 3 new shades have been introduced to the "Aqua cream" line: #52 Pearly Green Lagoon, #53 Pearly Pastel Green and #54 Pearly Mauve. (Pictures below)

From left to right: #52, 53, 54




2. Aqua Rouge #20 ("baby pink")
These are super vibrant shades, and extremely long lasting! They have 2 sides; you can wear the liquid lip colour alone, or apply the clear gloss on top of it for extra shine and for a beautiful, "kiss-proof and smudge proof" effect.
- 5 new shades have been introduced to their Aqua rouge line: #16 Fuschia, #19 pomegranate, #20 baby pink, #17 bright coral and #18 coral. (Pictures below)

From left to right: #16, 17, 18, 19, 20.

I was offered a chance to review 2 of these products - the Aqua cream #54 (pearly mauve) and Aqua Rouge #20 (baby pink). The package arrived in just a single day, and here's a picture of what I received.


I was told that the Aqua Cream would be quite difficult to get off (without an oil based remover), so they sent me a sample size of their Sens'eyes waterprof makeup remover! Quite nice, I do like that. ^_^









I'll begin the reviewing the Aqua Cream #54 (pearly mauve)




It's not often that I use eyeshadow - in fact, I barely do. I just like to use it when I'm reviewing something particular (circle lenses), so it's not a really big daily makeup routine for me. It's just a hassle to do, really.

In all honesty, I don't like having to prime my eyelids, picking different colours to apply, blending in between the colours (making absolutely sure they're blended), and possibly freaking out about the fall-out... It's just not my cup of tea.
What I do like: eyeliner. maybe mascara. bam - done.

So hmm. Trying out Pearly Mauve was a little different for me. First, everything listed above - and second - I've never tried a cream eyeshadow! I panicked a little at how hard the application would be...

But I'm happy to say that it wasn't hard to apply. And on top of that - I actually do think I've found a new goodie! Here's the swatches:

Left: 2 swipes. Right: 1 light swipe.
They're super duper pigmented. A little goes quite a long way - and blend very, very easily. Which obviously, every lazy person (like me) would like. Who likes to blend over and over again, anyways? No one's got time for that.

I was told that one of the best tricks is to use this Aqua cream directly onto the clean eyelid. Don't use primer or any base before, there needs to be "no barrier between the eyeshadow and the skin", otherwise it just won't stick as well in place. It stays on forever, and doesn't crease nor smudge, and the only way to remove it perfectly is through an oil based remover.

I was really impressed with this eyeshadow cream. It is incredibly easy to use, and quick at that! You could either do a light, simple eye make with this - or pack it on for a much more vibrant colour. Below, I just did a very, very simple eye. I literally just swiped this over my bare eyelids and put a bit of eyeliner on (ahem, and falsies but that's just for review purposes). It took me a really short while, and no crazy "oh god oh god too much" or "oh god oh god what is happening" mutters were muttered!



In the beginning and I was quite the skeptic: "Purple? Really? How wearable is this?"
But this colour is completely wearable! Trust me - I'm a 100% natural kind of girl, I'm one to not even wear any kind of eyeshadow, neutral or not. But this? I'd wear it out. 

1. It's easy and quick to use. (No excessive blended needed, no hassle!)
2. The colour is super pretty. 
3. Pretty versatile - I can play around with it. Simple and just a pop of colour or really, really vibrant (for one of those "yay colour yay!" days, you know.)

Recommend? I actually would! If you're looking for an easy to use eyeshadow with no hassle, this is a great product. I really, really like this colour - and I'll probably (given that I actually keep using this product and fall more in love with it) will buy a different colour as well. Maybe a peachy shimmer? Ohohoh!

I've actually seen these talked about on Wayne Goss's makeup channel on Youtube (Gossmakeupartist). He has a bajillion of these in different colours and uses them absolutely beautifully as well. If he finds it worth to spend so much (out of his own pocket) on so many different colours, then I personally think it's definitely worth it as well. ^.^ 







Now for the Aqua Rouge #20 (baby pink) review:


This is the other product that I tried out: The Aqua Rouge lipgloss in #20 baby pink. I've actually never heard about this product before, so I was definitely curious.

It's a dual ended lipgloss. One end has the pigmented colour, and the other end contains a clear gloss (Both, obviously, have their own brushes)!


I'm definitely a lip product girl - I will hoard lipsticks, lipglosses, lip balms, lip moisturizers... anything to do with lips. I don't know why, but I guess it has something to do with that fact that they're so wearable. Even without any other makeup on, I can just swipe some colour on my lips and hop out the door.

This being said, I did have quite high expectations of this lipgloss.

The pigmented gloss end is very, very... pigmented. It's almost like lipstick melted into a gloss (liquid cream)! There's really NO sheerness whatsoever with this baby. I did like that it was so pigmented, but really... I do like to stick to natural colours when I'm out (especially when I'm at school, library, etc. I'm a student, y'know~). It was fun playing around with the pigment-y part, but I figured I'd only use it for really "dramatic" days.

When applied, the pigmented part felt great at first. Moist, but not sticky at all. Then it started to dry pretty quickly, and the colour almost became matte. This really isn't my preferred look at all - I do like a bit of a gloss on my lips, you see.


But have no fear - that's when the other end comes in.


I do think the clear lipgloss part is a necessity to wearing this lipgloss. It gives the most prettiest glossy shine, and really moisturizes your lips as well. The previous "dry" feeling I got from only applying the colour gloss was completely gone after I swiped this on. I absolutely love this clear gloss.

The only thing that I would be "meh" about is that the clear gloss' brush gets a bit "dirty" after use. If you've got any remaining colour on your lips from the pigmented part, it might transfer over to this brush, staining it slightly with a pink colour. That just bothers me a wee bit, but oh well. Nothing's crazy perfect in life, right? xD (I'm probably just crazy)


Bare lips:


Right: #20 only. Left: #20+clear gloss

I personally wouldn't wear the pigmented end alone - I'd definitely recommened that you always use the gloss with it! It makes it so much more prettier, in my honest opinion. I truthfully and genuinely love this gloss.

1. Great colours (wide range, not just the 5 mentioned)!
2. Can use 1 end or another (but I recommend using both)
3. Very, very pigmented
4. Extremely long lasting. Nothing will stop this lipgloss from leaving your lips (except an oil based remover, that is!)
- Make sure you want to use the colour before you apply it, because it's going to stay on for a long, long time.

Repurchase? I would definitely purchase an Aqua Rouge lipgloss. I'm not sure what colour yet, but probably a lighter pink than "baby pink"! I really like this gloss - the second day I used it, I went out with a friend. Even though I knew the colour would be stuck (like iron) to my lips the whole day, I carried this gloss everywhere I went, "just in case". I have no idea why, but I just liked unnecessarily applying it. I love it.







So concludes my first "double review". I hope you enjoyed reading it, and maybe I've convinced you to take the plunge and try one of these products out!

If I personally had the choice to choose between purchasing an Aqua cream or an Aqua Rouge, I'd definitely go for Aqua Rouge. Why?
Although I genuinely like both products, I just can't imagine wearing eyeshadow alone, but I definitely can use the Aqua rouge on its own! ^__^








What about you?
Have you tried these products before? What do you think about them? 


[Note: You may be wondering where all the Korean cosmetic reviews have gone - no worries, they'll be back and comin' after this!]


Disclaimer: These products were sent to me for review purposes. As always, this review is 100% honest. My opinion will never be bought. 

Monday, August 19, 2013

[Review] Wantable box!

If you're reading this, you probably know what a beauty subscription box is.

If you don't - it's a monthly (or a one-time box, if you choose) box that is delivered to you. You pay a set amount for each box, and receive items that have been picked for you. 

I've read so many reviews on different boxes (Ipsy, Glossybox, Birchbox, etc), but I've never subscribed to one. Never ever! A part of me really wanted to, but I guess I'm a tad uncomfortable with that (and protective of my money hahaa). It was a good idea, but the reality of having to pay $20, $30, or more for a box that I might not like... meh. 
Still, there was a little daredevil in me that wanted to go all, "screw uncertainty, I wanna try it!"


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So when I was given a chance to review a Wantable box, I was so excited! They're a "box" company that offers 2 different types of boxes: makeup or accessories. You fill out a pretty lengthly survey (to determine what your style/preferences are) and your box is handpicked by their in-house stylists. 

The box is pricier than other boxes I've seen - it's $36 a month, or $40 for a one-time box. However, each box is valued between $80 to $100. It also comes with expert application tips or tricks for you.

Everything in the box is full sized, premium products.  
No "here you go, your paid samples!" shenanigans.





The box came quickly - it arrived on my doorstep in under a week. The box is sturdy quality, it'll be really hard to have anything squished or broken. On top of that, there's a lot of foamy, thick layers inside the box to protect everything inside. 





Your box comes with a little "thank you" card from Wantable, which has a little introduction about their company as well. 




It also comes with an information sheet. It lists what you filled out on your survey (what you said you loved, liked and disliked) as well as a list of products inside the box. Beside the product names, it has the retail price for those items. 

Looking at the sheet, the price of 2 products (the FACE gel eyeliner and angled foundation brush) easily exceeds the box price. Awesome. 





What I got (and its retail price):

1. FACE Stockholm gel eyeliner - brown. (It's awesome that it's brown - I almost never use black eyeliner.) $24

2. Besame 1930's mascara (good quality mascara, but not a favourite) $18

3. Japonesque Angled foundation brush (I said I wanted tools in my survey - I don't use brushes too often, but this is pretty good! I've used it every time I've applied makeup so far) $25

4. Michael Marcus nail polish - "Geisha Girl" (the bottle... is amazing. The colour is good, I like pinks/corals best anyway!) $15

5. Color Club nail polish - "First Looks" (color is okay, nothing special. But I do love the shimmer~) $8

6. [Additional sample: Echo Vie all natural lip balm] $15 full price
(The sample size looks exactly like the full size, though... not that I'm complaining.)

= $90




Additional pictures 

FACE gel liner - excellent quality, it's really creamy! Pretty long lasting. It reminds me of the Tonymoly backstage gel liner, but creamier and glides on easier. I'm impressed with this! 

Besame 1930's mascara - good quality, but I'm not too crazy over it. I'll stick to my Kiss Me Heroine Make (HG) mascara, and give this to my mom! She likes it~

Japonesque angled foundation brush - short handle, good control. I never really used brushes, but I like this one and have been regularly using it.

Michael Marcus nail polish in "Geisha Girl" - how cool is the packaging? Like the colour, too! Its not as scary looking as in the picture. In reality, it's a very wearable colour. 

Color club nail polish in "First Looks" - not too crazy about the colour, but I do think I'll use this a lot for nail art! (Gradients, etc). I love the shimmer! 
Finally...



This is the one sample included in my Wantable box - I am SUPER happy that I received this. Through this subscription box, I have found a new HG.

Goodbye, Blistex. It's been a nice run.

Echo Vie's all natural lip balm is absolutely AMAZING. The full price is expensive at $15, and I'm not one to spend so much on a lip balm. But for this one, I will. I'll be buying a full size, and will continue to buy it.

Absolutely amazing. Moisturizing, slightly tinted, 100% natural. I am crazy over this. 






So... 
If you haven't noticed yet: I am in love

I've never experienced receiving a bad box - but I've read so many reviews by others, and boxes can be a serious hit or miss. Even if you fill out a survey, it's apparently very common to receive things that you specifically said you didn't want, cheap drugstore products, or lots and lots of weird samples. 

I thought filling out the survey was just for fun, and maybe box companies didn't even look at survey results. I was wrong. 

I am extremely happy with this box, and I never thought I'd say it but - here is a box actually worth what you pay for (and then some)! 



Pros (why you should subscribe)
- Premium, good quality products
- Comes with 4-6 full sized products
- Handpicked for you, to your tastes
- No 2 boxes are the same 
- Retail price of products is at least x2 more than what you pay for 
- No paid samples (There's no way I'll ever pay for a box, only to receive "deluxe" samples... nty.)
- Fast customer service
- Package is always trackable (during shipment)
- Free shipping (for US only, though)
- Not obligated to stick around (you can cancel/skip subscriptions at any time.)
- The box is refundable! (Don't like it? Return for full refund, no questions asked.)


Cons 
- Only (currently) ships to USA, Canada and Australia! 


That abruptly ends my Wantable (pretty lengthly) review! My mum's convinced that this box is amazing, and she's planning to subscribe hahaha. ^-^ I'd actually recommend Wantable to anyone looking for a good quality, no-strings-attached beauty box. 








What about you?
Do you subscribe to a beauty box? How's that going for you?~


Disclaimer: This box was provided to me for review purposes. As always, this review is 100% honest. My opinion cannot be bought. 

Saturday, August 17, 2013

[Review] Mizon - All in one snail repair cream

Using snail extract has been a huge hit in the (Asian) beauty world lately. Every single company seems to have their own line of snail slime for skin! I hadn't ever used any snail products before, so I was super happy that I got this chance, thanks to Jolse / iamloveshop.

First, let's take a little look at the store itself. Jolse is a very well known store on eBay (iamlove-shop)  - if you buy Korean cosmetics regularly, you may have seen their store selling your favourite products! They carry more than 4,000 "health and beauty" products in their store. Sponsored or not, I have never been disappointed with their service. 

Let's get on to the review!






Packaging 

The packaged box is pretty sturdy - the opening of the box also has the Mizon authentication sticker on it. It's slightly holographic and right on the opening. If the sticker is tampered (or if there is no sticker), don't use the product and be alert!

This is a skincare product best used at the "first step of skincare". It contains 92% snail extract, which has been known to provide the skin with numerous benefits. There's a whole slew of things that this cream claims to fix!

1. Excellent skin recovery strengthening (snail mucin recovers damaged skin and strengthens it for the future.
2. Fine wrinkle care 
3. Trouble marks care (fixes the reddish/dark sensitive trouble marks)
4 Widened pores (this product has beta-glucan, peptide and greentea extract)
5. Moisture and nutrition supplying (protects your skin from loss of hydration and nutrition.)
6. Protect your skin with external stimulatus (soothes sensitive skin)
7. Elastic skin (fills your skin up, makes you look more awake, and vitalizes your skin.)






The jar itself is heavy - I'm guessing it's made out of glass. It gives it an elegant, "expensive" feel to it, haha. It's not too travel friendly (you can always transfer a bit of product into a more portable jar, though)!



When you twist open the lid, there's a thin, white film covering the product in. This is a way to keep out dust or  bacteria (to a certain extent), as well as avoiding spills. 






Review

The cream is a soft, white colour. Even though it's marketed as a "cream", it doesn't feel as heavy as a cream. It's more a moisturizer/emulsion, but it's got a bit more moisturizing capabilities. 


I was surprised to feel that this "cream" does dry up pretty quickly. I was expecting something similar to Laneige's Water bank moisture cream, but I guess (in this aspect), it's just not the same! 


Scent: Admittedly, the smell of snail juice does make me a little queasy! But this product doesn't have a gross, "ew" smell.

There is slight, peculiar scent to it, but the smell does go away very, very quickly. I also didn't get any allergic reactions from using this cream, so the fragrance (if there is any) doesn't irritate me.


Price: currently $18.84 on Jolse.

Some stores sell this same product for almost $50. As good as it is, I would not recommend buying this product for more than $25. Why pay $50 when you can get it for $18.84, right?

Directions: At your first skin care step, apply roper amount of it to over face and let it be absorbed into your skin.

Application: As you can hopefully see, it's got a bit of a gel-feeling to it. It's quite liquidy, and spreads very easily to your entire face. It does dry up (or absorb), very quickly, so I constantly have this urge to put more and more onto my face.






Admittedly, I did think it was a waste to pick out this snail emulsion (before I had used it). I don't know why, but I really wanted some miracles to work with this thing! For some reason, I just thought that it wouldn't work for me as well as it did for other people.

I applied this cream at night, and basically shrugged to myself, telling me to use my Laneige creams the next night.

But when I woke up in the morning, I was taken aback! The redness on my skin had disappeared quite quickly, and I couldn't really see any redness on its usual spots (cheeks, nose, forehead, etc). When I touched my face, it did feel plumper! It's not as "skin-plumping" or moisturizing as Laneige's water bank moisture cream, but it does moisturize better than Laneige's water sleeping pack_ex.

I do think that this product was well worth the $20. I've tried many different products from other companies, some drugstore, many high end. However, cheap Korean cosmetics have always offered quality that often rivals high end makeup brands in the US. It's definitely worth the $20!

The morning after:


There was a lot of redness before, but I do strongly think that the Mizon all in one snail repair cream has helped a lot with this problem! Bravo!




Pros
- Affordable ($20 for a tub)
- Moisturizing
- Snail extract (trendy and popular to use!)
- Easy to find
- Excellent quality packaging (not travel friendly, though)
- Easy to find (most online stores sell this cream)



Cons
- Slight smell (in the beginning of application only)
- Does not come with spatula (big pet peeve!)


Repurchase?  
Even though this cream works excellently (a little more moisturizing than my beloved Lanegie Water Sleeping Pack_EX), I do think I want to venture further into the skincare world and try new things.

Yay, random pictures! (and they hold a hint on what an upcoming review will be about - can you guess what I'll be reviewing soon?)






What about you?
Have you tried this cream before? What kinds of cream do you use? Have you tried snail products before? 
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