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Sunday, November 29, 2009

Review: My Beauty Diary Natto Rejuvenating Mask 我的美丽日记納豆面膜

Sorry for the super late post. Life have been too hectic for me now. As promised, here's my review on one of my HG mask!! ♥The Beauty Diary Natto Rejuvenating Mask. The words natto reminds of those Japanese beans which are somehow similar to our soy beans. We know that soy beans are very nourishing for our skin how about natto beans?

The real product pic:



Ingredients:
Purified Water, Propylene Glycol, 1,3-Butylene Glycol, Water cress Extract, Glycerine, Elder Extract,, Algae Extract, Nanospheres, Aloe Extract, Natto Gum, Laminaria Digitata Extract, Bladder wrack, Grapefruit, Hyaluronic Acid, Arnica Extract, Bio-Active Silanols, Lemon Extract, Carbomer, Triethanolamine, Sodium Hydroxide, Xanthan Gum, Citric Acid, Butyl Paraben, Methyl Paraben, Ethyl Paraben, Propyl Paraben, Phenoxyethanol, Tween 20, Lactamide, Fragrance

Skin Types:
Suitable for all skin types especially dehydrated, dull & lack of elasticity skin.

Characteristic:
Hydrating, firming and the effect of anti-aging.

My say:
Among all the Beauty Diary Mask I've tried so far, this is one of my top favorite mask. I can define the smell of this mask, but is certainly pleasant and acceptable just like the others.

I would use this mask once I had acne- breakouts and dehydrated skin. The result of the mask is not obvious after 30minutes, but when I woke up in the morning my skin felt so soft and smooth like baby skin. My skin felt so hydrated (which you can have the 'tiong- tiong' feeling) and the complexion is so much better than before. The best part is it tamed all my acne. Wee~~♥

Rating: 5/5

I HEART ♥♥ this mask so much. The effect is definitely awesome. This mask pretty much like all-in-one mask. I highly recommend everyone who reads my blog to have a try on this and let me know how it works on you. biggrin

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Beautymaker Products and Swatches

Finally holidays is here!! I hope I can update more often during this holidays. :) I've been hauling too much this month. I really gonna control my spending and save up for Christmas. ^^ After reading all the raves from bloggers about Kevin BeautyMaker products, I finally lay my hands on them!!I bought their highly raved Kevin BeautyMaker Eye MakeUp Remover, Aqua Color Controller in Mauve and Tranexamic Acid Whitening Pressed Powder SPF 20. To tell you the truth, I'm soooo in love with the products!! Now I can see why Fuz like it so much. :)

For those who do not know about Kevin Beautymaker, Kevin is a famous make up artist in Taiwan. Beauty Maker is his very own cosmetics label specially created and designed for Asian beauties. Beauty Maker products are featured in the program Ladies First or 女人我最大 in Taiwan with fantastic feedbacks.

Here I'll bring on with the BeautyMaker Tranexamic Acid Whitening Pressed Powder SPF 20. Will reviews the other soon too. This pressed powder come in a sleek white form and a grey velvet pouch. This pressed powder comes with a face sponge which I personally feel it is better used when it is wet. Kevin had recommends that this foundation can be applied using a wet sponge. Isn't it much like ZA two-way foundation?
According to the description, this powder is said to provide a sheer, flawless matte finish that can lasts all day long. The main ingredients of this pressed powder is Tranexamic Acid which commonly knows as a man-made form of an amino acid (protein) which can used to prevent melanin production on our skin. Kevin comes out with a brilliant idea by adding Vitamin C and Hydrolyzed Silk Protein to enhance the whitening effect of the product. Did you noticed they even have Evening Primose Oil as the ingredients? *love love*
The color I got for this pressed powder is #3 Natural as swatch on my hand. I'm glad that it suits my skin color pretty well. For your reference my skin are about NC25- NC30. The foundation look pinkish on the pan but when apply on skin it is a bit yellowish. For me, this foundation is quite sheer. I try to build more coverage by applying another layer but it does makes me look fairer. :(I found out that this foundation works better when applied wet. The coverage is much better. The powder is quite fine as you can also buff it as a loose powder. With the whitening ingredients and comes along with SPF 20, i think it is a good foundation.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Busy + Hauls

Finally, my finals had finished. Been too busy to even update my blog. Sorry readers! Despite of being struggling for exam, I did some hauls to make myself happy. Hauls often makes someone's mood better isn't it? :)

I've finally get my hands on my first Everyday Minerals (EDM) Pressed Powder. I always adore EDM especially their wide range of blusher. :) I've been using EDM loose foundation base for quite a time, I noticed that my pores is getting smaller. Yay! But it was quite messy especially if you wanted to touch up. Pressed powder would be an alternative to solve those problems.Initially EDM pressed powder was darker color than the loose powder form. But when it oxides, it turns into the right color. The pressed powder are matte and provides higher coverage (intensive).

While I'm excited about my parcel, here's what I got when I open my parcel.My pressed powder is cracked!! Oh No! I'm very mad and sad when I saw this. It took me about half an hour to clear the mess. I've find all sort of ways to save my powder but no avails. Lastly, jcjsc (the spree-er) who help me to contact EDM and they refund a new one to me! Kudos for EDM customer service!!
The best part is my friend taught me a method to safe my pressed powder and it works incredibly!! At least now it is usable. ^^Besides getting my EDM Pressed Powder, I also got a Everyday Minerals Baby Fat Top Brush. Yes! The brush is a size of my baby finger. Lol. The cutest brush I ever own!! As you see, it is only about 4cm long. The small brush which is perfect for travel.
I bought this specially for my EDM sample jars ad the sizes fits perfectly into the lid. Like other EDM brushes, it is so soft and dense. After a few wash, no shedding or bleeding. Cool!! This baby brush cost about US$6. How do you find Everyday Minerals? Do let me know.

Monday, November 09, 2009

Review: My Beauty Diary Black Pearl Mask 我的美丽日记黑珍珠奈米面膜

This mask has been raved top in Queen Magazine, and most Taiwan TV shows. Upon all the raves how could I resist to not trying this.This Black Pearl Mask is a permanent product in the Beauty Diary Mask. So you don't have to worry that it is a LE.

The real product pic:

Ingredient:
Purified Water. 1,3-Butylene Glycol. Glycerine. Propylene Glycol. Aloe. Hyaluronic Acid. Pineapple. Alage. Cucumber. Lime Tree. Triethanolamine. Methyl Paraben. Algae-Yeast Complex. Bio-Active Silanols. Lecithin. Nanospheres. Vegetale Collagen. Citric Acid. Royal Pearl Extract. Tween 20. Ubiquinone. Propyl Paraben. Carbomer. Xanthangum. Potassium Hydroxide. Sodium Hydroxide. Perfume.

Skin Type:
All skin types especially for dull skin and skin lacking of firmness.

Characteristics:
Firming, regenerating, moisturising, whitens and brightens the overall complexion.

My Say:
Like usual, Beauty Diary mask often come with a pleasant scent. But I can't explain how do it smell. Hmm...Probably smell like those black pearl in the milky tea. :p Compare with the previous mask, this mask has more essence left in the packaging which I felt is kind of wasted.

I like how smooth and soft my skin felt after applying this. But somehow the next morning I noticed my skin started to peel off. I suspect it might be my skin reaction on acidic contains in it. Therefore I've learn that I can't apply the leftover essence on my face as it will lead to dehydration and irritation. But it works fine to me if I wait for the remaining essence to absorb into my skin after using the mask without adding the leftover essence from the packaging.

Rating: 3/5

I personally think that this mask is OK for me. But Strawberry Yogurt and Natto works better for me. (Will review Natto soon) Though this mask make my skin smooth and brighten my complexion but the ingredients is not my type. Well, maybe it is just not for me.

Thursday, November 05, 2009

Review: My Beauty Diary Strawberry Yogurt Mask 我的美丽日记草莓优格面膜

Sorry for being MIA these few weeks. Exams are really killing my time :'(( Due to exam stress, my skin condition is very bad now. I say dehydrated, dull skin, acne breakouts. Sigh. (Breakouts usually happens to me when I'm stress and not enough sleep - burning midnight oil heh? )

I have an excessively haul on Beauty Diary Mask months ago. Of all the 17 flavors, so far I've spotted my favorite. :D My Beauty Diary Strawberry Yogurt Mask. The name itself already sounds yummy isn't it?

This Strawberry Yogurt Mask is a Limited Edition from My Beauty Diary. I hope they don't discontinued this mask like what they did to Chocolate Mask.

Ingredient:
Purified Water. Glycerine. Propylene Glycol. 1,3 Butylene Glycol. Triethanolamine. Tween 20. Yogurt. Hyaluronic Acid. Xanthan Gum. Citric Acid. Algae. Malva sylvestris. Arctostaphylos uva ursi. Saccharum officinarum. Acer saccharum. Citrus medica Limonum. Vaccinium myrtillus. Styrene/acrylates copolymer. Dimethylsilanol hyaluronate. Propyl Paraben. Methyl Paraben. Carbomer. Polyglutamic Acid. Sodium Hydroxide. Fragrance. Fragariavria vesca Fruit Extract. Citrus Anrantium Dulcis Fruit Extract.

Skin Type:
All skin types esp dull, rough skin that lacks resilience.

Characteristics:
For brightening, oil-controlling properties.

My Say:
The first thing I like about this mask is the scent. The strawberry scent smell so yummy as if you're drinking a strawberry milkshake or eating a strawberry yogurt. :D Too bad this mask isn't edible (Lol..) Though this mask is not as wet as the other Beauty Diary Mask, but the essence is still there after 30 minutes of applying.

I LOVE the immediate result from this mask. It really brightens and whitens your face after 30 minutes. I look the feeling of my skin being so smooth and supple the next morning. The best thing I found about this is it reduce redness on my acne! (You judge from the picture below)


Pardon for my really bad skin during exam week. If you've notice, the differences. My face become brighter and whiter. Th redness on my skin is being reduce too. *heart heart*

Rating: 4.5/5

I absolutey LOVE this mask!! I love the significant result that it delivers and not to say the very affordable price of the mask. But do beware of the imitation mask that have been selling actively in the market now. Connie has an article on how to identify a fake Beauty Diary Mask. :) (Thank God I've checked all my mask I bought is authentic.)

Have you guys using My Beauty Diary Mask? How do you find it? Do let me know ya.
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