Tuesday, 31 December 2013

Haruhada Sake Skin Lotion & Milky Lotion Review

So I have this obsession with clear, bright, snow white skin since like forever.

Anyway, this obsession has led me to discover these 2 products which I have been using over summer for the past month. Haruhada Sake Skin Lotion and Haruhada Sake Milky Lotion:

Haruhada Sake Skin Lotion (left) Haruhada Sake Milky Lotion (right)

These are made in Japan. It is quite popular to add sake (yes you guess it - rice wine) into skin beauty products for they have brightening properties.

Sake also mattifies the skin, so it is definitely a double win product for me when I found this - for my oily skin and my brightening obsession!

In Japan, lotion is equivalent to the western toner and milky lotion to emulsion.

Haruhada Sake Skin Lotion
Haruhada Sake Milky Lotion

The texture of the lotion is watery. The milky lotion is quite thin and spreads easily. 

Both products have a faint sweet floral smell. The milky lotion smells stronger than the lotion but it is still quite faint.

Both products have a cap top for opening and closing, and as you can see easily pourable so there is less product wastage.

After cleansing, I apply the lotion all over my face and neck with a cotton wool. Sometimes I use this lotion as a 3 minute asian lotion mask.
After it is completely absorbed, I follow it up with the milky lotion.
One layer of each is enough for me during summer and it keeps my skin soft throughout the day.

I have yet to try this during dryer winter seasons but I suspect it might not be enough for hydrating my skin.

Repurchase? Yes definitely for the summer.

by Ai

*This was purchased from sasa.com for review purposes (not affiliated with this seller).

Holika Holika Jewel Light Waterproof Eyeliner Review (pop of colour!)

Here are some of my current favourite summer go-to colour eyeliners.

Holika Holika is a popular Korean brand.

These eyeliners are very easy to use and glides on smoothly.

Here are some swatches (photo taken under natural day light indoors - no editing)

From left to right: No.8 Pink Topaz
No. 18 Coral Orange
No. 19 Emerald Green

The No.18 Coral Orange and No.19 Emerald Green eyeliners are matte based and have good colour payoff.  They are especially pigmented so one swipe over the lids is enough.  I like to use these as an all over lid shade to give myself a pop of colour which is perfect for the summer. Cheeks and lips remain neutral.

The No.8 Pink Topaz is great as a highlight for the inner corners of the eye and brow bone, or anywhere you want a bit of sparkle. It also have a good colour payoff with a sparkling shimmer finish.

These 3 eyeliners are also long lasting and waterproof, so there is no need to worry about smudging. But in the summer I tend to have oilier lids so I find that I may have to reapply it throughout the day.

The only down side of this product is that it comes in a pencil form that requires sharpening every so often. I find this quite annoying since I am a lazy person. Haha!

Repurchase? Definitely yes - I am keen to try a few more different colours from this range.

By Nat xoxo

*This was purchased from beautynetkorea.com, also known as F2Plus1 on E-bay (not affiliated with this seller).

Monday, 30 December 2013

Birth of our new blog YAY!!!

So 1 day before the end of 2013, after much debate, we decided to collaborate on a beauty blog.
In this blog, we aim to post our beauty adventures in product reviews, DIY (and hazards), make up and beauty tips, rantings about fashion, beauty and all things in between. And of course, some vain pictures of ourselves every now and then :p

We hope you enjoy going through our blog and appreciate the world of beauty through our eyes.

- Diana, Natalie & Ai
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