skincare

Holy grail oil cleanser?

DHC oil cleanser

Hello everyone! I am finally back with a new review on the blog today, after spending the last months traveling all around Europe.

THE crucial step that must not be skipped in my skincare routine even during my busy travel schedule is makeup removal. I have tried many types of makeup removers over the past few years and I realized that my favorite way to remove makeup was using oils. I like how fast and easy oils allow me to take-off my makeup as it breaks down makeup particules while I am massaging the product onto my face. Also, I appreciate how gentle it is as it does not require the use of cotton pads which is good for our planet as well.

Today I want to talk about DHC Deep Cleansing Oil which I enjoyed using for the last 6 months. After discovering The Body Shop Camomile Silky Cleansing Makeup Remover Oil and the power of oil, I was looking for a similar product to compare it with.

The main difference between the two products is probably the consistency of the oil as the DHC Cleansing Oil has a slightly thicker consistency than The Body Shop Cleansing Oil. Since it is less runny than the later, I feel like I had more control while applying the product on my face. I would usually start my night time routine by massaging my makeup face with a sufficient amount of DHC Cleansing Oil before adding a splash of water in the palms of my hands to emulsify the two liquids into a creamy texture that I end up rinsing off. I have noticed that my face feels moist and plump rather than dry and flaky when using traditional makeup removers. In terms of packaging, the product comes in a 70 ml pump bottle which is super travel-friendly.

The only downside I can find for this product is that the oil tends to leave a light film over the eyes after the first rinse which leads to a few seconds of blurry eyesight so I would recommend to rinse the eye area thoroughly. If you have never tried oil cleansers before, I highly recommend you guys trying this method of cleansing because it is life-changing!

I am trying out different other makeup cleansers recently which I will be talking about in a future review soon on the blog.

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Makeup, skincare

End of 2017 haul and Happy New Year!

First of all, Happy New Year to anyone who is passing by, I hope you will have a great one! I am starting 2018 with my most recent purchases in this “haul” article.

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I ordered a few Korean cosmetic products on one of my favorite K-beauty website that is roseroseshop.com. I would 100% recommend this website that offers a large variety of products with decent shipping fee prices.

I am a big fan of Joan Kim on YouTube and she is the one who inspired me to try out COSRX skincare line. So I basically got a full new skincare routine. I was so excited to try the ever so famous COSRX Pimple Pads that she raves about so much but also the Centella Blemish Cream. I have been using the products for almost 2 weeks now and I can already tell that my skin is changing.

I also got a few makeup items, such as a new eyelash curler from Clio – that I hate by the way, don’t get it – and an eyeliner pen from J.ESTINA.

Furthermore, I had the opportunity to spend a weekend in London. I had a lot of fun going to Winter Wonderland, where I ice-skated for the first time in my entire life. I don’t know about you guys but London also screams shopping to me… well I am actually proud of me for not going on a shopping spree there. I definitely controlled myself and only got a few drugstore products that I believe everyone should get when traveling in London.

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I restock on my favorite budget-friendly Collection 2000 concealer in the shade 01. Truly the best, nothing else compares to it. I have been curling my hair for the past few months and for some reason, I haven’t been using any heat protectant which can be damaging, so I picked up the Tresemmé heat protectant in Superdrug to act as a heat barrier. And of course, I used that “Exclusive to Superdrug” as an excuse to buy another Batiste dry shampoo, knowing that I have three left in stock from my last trip… naughty me. After a short trip to Covent Garden, which is actually one of my favorite spots in the city, me and my friends went to The Ordinary where we got each of us a Serum Foundation as well as the Salicylic Acid treatment.

Again, I have been trying out most of the products from this article so if you guys are interested in reading more about a particular product, don’t hesitate to make a request!

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