[Review] Innisfree Green Tea Cleansing Water 300ml - [리뷰] 이니스프리 그린티 클렌징 워터 300ml

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Hello, lovelies! I ran out of my Bija Trouble Cleansing Gel which I really liked so I went to Innisfree and picked up a new one. However, I felt that the Bija Cleansing Gel and Cleansing Foam are a bit too harsh when it comes to removing the makeup around my eye area and sometimes even leaves some residue even after double-cleansing. So, I wanted to try something else to include in my makeup cleansing routine. I've never used a Cleansing water before so I really wanted to try one out. I was choosing between the Sea Salt Cleansing Water and the Green Tea Cleansing Water. I decided to go for the Green Tea Cleansing Water because the staff there thought it would be the best match for my Skin Type  (combination/trouble) . I love their Green Tea line and have reviewed and loved their products in the past, so I was more than happy with their recommendation.

      
What It Is
The cleansing water that completely wipes off makeup and leaves the skin hydrated with the rich moisture of freshly squeezed Jeju green tea

1. Fresh green tea water squeezed out from organically grown fresh green tea leaves is rich in amino acids and minerals that moisturize and brighten skin that's become dehydrated by cleansing.
2. This moist easily washable cleansing water works to thoroughly remove not only sunscreen and BB cream, but also light point makeup.



How To Use
Place 1 to 2 cotton pads on top of pump and gently push down to dispense cleansing water. Use wet cotton pads to wipe makeup, sebum, and debris off your face.

For heavier cleansing, follow up with a second-step cleanser (i.e. foaming cleanser). If you feel your face is very dry, wash off with only water and skip a second cleanser.

Ingredients
Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Extract, Glycerin, PEG-7 Glyceryl Cocoate, Propanediol, PEG-6 Caprylic/Capric Glycerides, Butylene Glycol, Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Leaf Extract, Citrus Paradisi (Grapefruit) Fruit Extract, Citrus Aurantium Bergamia (Bergamot) Fruit Extract, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Fruit Extract, Citrus Tangerina (Tangerine) Extract, Citrus Unshiu Peel Extract, Opuntia Coccinellifera Fruit Extract, Orchid Extract, Camellia Japonica Leaf Extract, Ethylhexylglycerin, Disodium EDTA, Phenoxyethanol, Fragrance


Makeup Removing Test
This cleansing water claims to remove Sunscreen, BB Cream and light point makeup. Let's put it to the test!

From left to right: Foundation, Cream Lip Liner, Lip Tint, Eyeliner, Mascara, Eyebrow tint, and Glitter Eyeshadow.


As you can see, this cleansing water does an exceptionally good job at removing makeup. After letting the makeup set for an hour and then using the cleanser, the only thing that is left after the test is some Mascara and a tiny hint of the Cream Lip Liner (It's very faint, you can't really see it in the picture). To be fair, the Mascara is the Etude House Curl Fix Mascara which even has its own remover. That stuff is so hard to get off. In any case, I was genuinely surprised and really impressed! I have of course tried it on my face too, and works just as well as it did in this test.

When I used to do my usual double-cleansing routine with gel and foam cleanser, I just used my hands to massage it onto my face to remove my makeup, which sometimes left me with some makeup residue around my eyes. To be specific, I usually had a hard time removing glitter particles (from eyeshadow) and mascara smudges under my eyes, which would appear after trying to remove my makeup. This was really annoying because before I had this cleansing water I had to go back in with my gel or foam cleanser which was really harsh on my eye area and made my entire face look dry and dull.

However, as you can see, this cleansing water removes every bit of makeup very well (except the mascara, obviously). With the cleansing water and a cotton pad, you can remove your makeup thoroughly and it's easy to focus and remove makeup on certain parts of the face, without being harsh on the skin. After using it, my skin looks and feels super clean and moisturised - no mascara smudges or annoying little glitter particles all over my face. Yay!

Pros
 Removes makeup thoroughly
 Doesn't dry out skin and keeps it moisturised
 Very gentle on the skin
 Nice and subtle scent (like the rest of the green tea line) 
 Pump is convenient and easy to use
 Nice and simple design
 A lot of product for the money

Cons
 May not remove heavy makeup completely
 Slightly sticky feeling after use

Conclusion
This cleansing water does a great job at removing makeup and it makes my skin feel clean while at the same making it feel moisturised. I personally always double-cleanse with a gel cleanser when removing my makeup just to make sure that every single bit of makeup and dirt is removed, and even after following up with a second-step cleanser after using the cleansing water my skin doesn't feel dry. This is a huge plus for me because my skin usually gets very dry after removing my makeup. One more thing about this product is that it might seem a little bit pricey at ₩12,000 (original price), but it's definitely worth it because it contains a frikkin' 300ml of product which is a LOT for that price compared to Innisfree's cleansing oils and gels which usually only contain 150ml and are around 18,000 (original price)!

Their cleansing oils are really amazing when it comes to removing makeup too, but this cleansing water has become my personal favourite. All in all - It is acne-friendly and suitable for my oily/combination skin, it gives me a lot of product for my money, it removes my makeup thoroughly, and at last but not least its very gentle and makes my skin feel moisturised after cleansing. 

Repurchase?
As of now, yes, I will definitely repurchase this! Like I mentioned before, this is the first time I'm using a cleansing water so I'm definitely still curious about other cleansing waters, but right now I'm completely blown away and I absolutely love this cleansing water. In any case, this Cleansing Water will probably last a very long time for me so I won't have to buy a new one anytime soon.

More Reviews of the Green Tea Seed Line: 
Green Tea Mineral Mist
Green Tea Seed Cream
Green Tea Seed Oil

Thank you so much for reading and bye for now, dreamers! Let me know what you think in the comments.

♡ Dreamer Backpacks ♡ Where to find!

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Hello, dreamers ♡ A long time ago, I found pictures of these Dreamer Backpacks online and fell absolutely in love with them. I love the pastel colors and the simple but cute design with the 'Dreamer' Logo. I have never seen a more perfect backpack! However, I couldn't find the backpacks for sale anywhere back then so I simply gave up and forgot about it all until I found the pictures of them again about a month ago.


So, I decided to try to hunt them down once more! I searched everywhere online and always ended up at a dead end for a while, but I finally found them on AliExpress for only $35 (and free shipping, baby). I did find it at another online shop too, but it was a bit pricier there. Needless to say, I immediately ordered one in Purple. I received it today after just 2 weeks after placing my order and I'm super happy with it! The quality is amazing and it looks exactly like it does in all of the pictures I'd seen. This is what mine looks like:
       
        

I've seen pictures of this backpack in Black and White too, but the sites I found that actually sell the backpacks only seem to have them in Purple, Pink, Blue and Mint. Not a problem for me since I obviously got the one in Purple. Again, I just have to say that I love this backpack so much and I'm so happy that I finally got one which is why I really wanted to share this with you guys.

If you want to know where to get this backpack, feel free to ask me in the comments section and I will gladly tell you!
Thanks for reading and bye for now, lovelies~

Etude House Wonder Fun Park Nail Kit #1 [Review] - 에뛰드 하우스 원더 펀 파크 네일 키트 1호 주간입장 [리뷰]

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Hello, dreamers! In this post I will be reviewing and demonstrating the Etude House Wonder Fun Park Nail Kit #1. Let's take a look!
QUICK OVERVIEW
Exciting picnic at the amusement park! Lovely nail kit decorates your nails with colourful parade.

HOW TO APPLY
1. After applying base coat, apply your desired color on the entire nail. 2. Apply two colors freely according to your preference. 3. After applying one color or two colors, attach sticker to express an exciting amusement park on your nails.

INGREDIENTS
1-1 : BUTYL ACETATE, ETHYL ACETATE, NITROCELLULOSE, ACRYLATES COPOLYMER, DIPROPYLENE GLYCOL DIBENZOATE, TITANIUM DIOXIDE(CI 77891), SILICA DIMETHYL SILYLATE , ISOPROPYL ALCOHOL, STYRENE/ACRYLATES COPOLYMER , STEARALKONIUM HECTORITE, PIGMENT BLUE 15(CI 74160), CAMPHOR, CITRIC ACID, ACETYL TRIBUTYL CITRATE , YELLOW 5 (CI 19140), OCTOCRYLENE 1-2 : BUTYL ACETATE, NITROCELLULOSE, ACRYLATES COPOLYMER, ETHYL ACETATE, POLYETHYLENE TEREPHTHALATE, DIPROPYLENE GLYCOL DIBENZOATE, SILICA DIMETHYL SILYLATE , ISOPROPYL ALCOHOL, CAMPHOR, OCTOCRYLENE, CITRIC ACID, ALUMINUM POWDER(CI 77000), TITANIUM DIOXIDE(CI 77891), RED 7 (CI 15850:1), FERRIC FERROCYANIDE(CI 77510), AO 205(CI 42090)

VOLUME
Weight (g): 85
Size: 8 ml x 2 / 0.28 fl. oz. x 2

       

OVERVIEW
This kit includes 2 nail polishes, 1 solid color and 1 glitter/sequin type, and 1 set of super cute nail stickers. The first nail polish is a vibrant mint color. The second color is a charming mix of blue, pink and green sequins and glitter. The stickers are a mix of balloons, sweets, ponies and more. 


COLOR & APPLICATION
The mint color is very opaque but still leaves a little bit of streaking (probably because of the applicator brush type) even if you use a base coat, so unless you put in some extra time and effort in your application technique, I recommend you to apply 2 thin layers of this nail polish to create a nice and even coat of color.

The second sequin/glitter color applies smoothly and easy enough, but as with all sequin/glitter type nail polishes, it can be a bit tricky to get out the chunky pieces and distribute them evenly and actually make it look the way you want it to.

The stickers are easy to use and hold up quite well. With a tweezer you can simply peel them off and apply them onto your nail. After application I like to press them down and then I apply a top coat when I'm happy with the nail. 

This is the look that I created with this nail kit! It's pretty similar one to the style that Etude House shows in one of their picture, the only difference being that I used more stickers on my nails.

VIDEO DEMO

Here's a video of the process of creating the look I made with this nail kit!

CONCLUSION
This Nail Kit allows anyone to create easy but very cute nail art. The pastel colors in this kit are so cute and are especially suitable for spring. It contains all you need to take a step up from your normal everyday nail game, all the while still being fast and easy. Both nail polishes can of course be used alone, but with this nail kit there are so many possible combinations which makes it so easy to create your very own and unique nail look. I highly recommend this kit for all of my fellow lazy girls out there who still want cute nails.

Thank you so much for reading and bye for now, dreamers~

Valentine's Day ♡ Smoky Pink Makeup

Monday, February 13, 2017

Hello, lovelies! I uploaded a new video on my channel, just in time for Valentine's day. I wanted to do a look for Valentine's day so I decided to go for this Smoky Pink look. I really love this look and I hope you do too. Click the video below to check it out right now!

Thank you so much for reading/watching! I hope you have a wonderful Valentine's Day!

I moved again! + Puppy problems!

Friday, February 10, 2017

Hello, lovelies! If you follow me on Twitter, you would know by know that I moved house again. I'm really excited because everything is starting to come together. All we have left to do is some organisation and I also want to go to IKEA to get a few pieces of new furniture. We have a home office here at our new place so I can finally set up my own little office/studio nook too. However, I haven't found my tripods yet (which are essential for setting up my camera and lighting) and on top of that, one of my puppies chewed off the magnet part of my Macbook charger so before I can do anything else I have to go and pick up a new charger too. Yay.

My puppy is fine, by the way. I can't really blame him for what happened because he (or his brother) has never even attempted to chew on chargers (or any other things like that) so I haven't really taught him that he's not allowed to do that yet. We didn't even see when it happened because my genius boyfriend thought that it was a good idea to let them out of their kennel and then go BACK TO SLEEP AND LEAVE THEM UNATTENDED. He's usually so careful and tells ME not to leave them unattended when they're outside of their kennel (which I've never even done, by the way) so I was actually really angry and confused as to why he did that. At least he agreed to buy me a new charger to make up for it.

     

Anyway! Just look at them in their sweaters. How can I possible be mad at them for long? Oh, and did you know? Cookie and the puppies have their very own Instagram. I actually update their Instagram more than my own these days so while I'm setting everything up, feel free to follow @cookieandfamily to at least keep up with our little pom family.

In the meantime, I also have some posts I'm currently working on and if I find my tripods I'll record some material which will be ready for editing as soon as I get my charger. We'll see if I have time to do anything else before my Macbook dies. hah.

Anyway, I have a lot of things coming up so stay tuned for that!
Thank you so much or reading and bye for now, lovelies~