Ok, this isn't going to be the meatiest of tutorials, but I need it to lead up to the next tutorial, so bear with me. I translate Korean ingredients. I don't know a word of Korean (LIE actually, I totally know 추출물 [extract] and 발효여과물 [ferment filtrate] by heart). I know there's a way to do it on your computer, but for me, it's much easier to use my phone. So here's a quick tutorial on how to type in Hangul (한국어).
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Last night's #motd was my second #Whamisa - the Organic Fruits & Tomato Fermented #Hydrogel with Lactobacillus. It smells overwhelmingly of lavender, which I normally love, but was a bit too much. Again, like trying to balance Jello on your face. Instead of slapping the little mouth piece on my forehead, I actually put it on my lips instead like a lip mask, and they were baby soft this morning. This mask was a bit drier feeling than the Seeds & Rice one, but my face was soft and glowy this morning, and I'm sure it'll stay that way until tonight at least. Still not my favorite Whamisa. 3/5 #maskie #rasianbeauty #kbeauty #koreanbeauty #1일1팩 #bbloggersA photo posted by Holy Snails (@holysnailsblog) on
My second Whamisa mask was not as lovely as my first, unfortunately... The fit was the same: very wet and slippery, too short on the forehead, too long on the mouth area. I used the mouth cut-out as a lip mask, and it seemed to work pretty well, despite being kind of inconvenient (canNOT talk with it on, obviously). The Fruits & Tomato hydrogel smells intensely like lavender. Like, I love lavender, but this for me was just a little too much lavender. It also makes me feel kind of concerned about how much essential oil they put into this thing that my face is soaking up. But I didn't get any irritation, and my skin was plump and smooth and soft for over 24 hours later, just like my last Whamisa mask. This did feel drier than the Seeds & Rice hydrogel however.
#motd was my introduction to #botanicfarm, their Polar Energy Hippophae Rhamnoides #hydrogel, aka Sea Buckthorn (which is rich in Vitamin C). The fit was just sad. I could NOT keep the chin area on, and the mask itself was very thin and stiff. I had the mouth cut out poke me a few times. Also a pretty dry mask with not that much essence left in the pouch. The ingredients list was nice though, and oddly, my skin is quite soft and plump this morning, but I don't think this will be a rebuy. Even my trusty Daiso mask cover couldn't make this a pleasant experience. 2/5 #1일1팩 #maskie #bbloggers #kbeauty #rasianbeautyA photo posted by Holy Snails (@holysnailsblog) on
Yesssss, one of my higher end hydrogels. I'm turning into a hydrogel addict, and hoarding everything I can find. This is actually one of my favorites, despite some flaws. Warning, this is actually a really long review for a sheet mask, almost as long as one of my regular product reviews.
Y'all, there's something going on with Memebox lately. They put out new products, and I buy them without thinking. That ....is not like me. They said "Honey" and I just...went straight to checkout. And then they have this little scavenger hunt thing with these flowers, and I snagged them too. All of them. I have a problem.
When I first got started with AB, I discovered Skin & Tonics, and her amazing routines, and the /r/AsianBeauty/ sub on Reddit. And everybody loves the Hada Labo Gokujyun Hyaluronic Acid Lotion. So I snagged it off of Amazon, and was prepared to be amazed. I got blackheads instead. I still wanted to try Hada Labo, so I kept my eye out, and eventually decided I needed the Hada Labo Shirojyun Arbutin Lotion instead. It even has better ingredients!
OMG, this mask was such a fail. The fit, the smell, and then the aftermath! I almost want to avoid Missha masks in general after this, it was so terrible.
Guys, I just placed my first Avecko order last night. I'll talk more about that in another post, but I'm going to start adding the Hangul for each product I review now (and go back and add to old posts), to make it easier for others to look up. I'm pretty nervous about doing this review, as this is arguably one of the biggest Asian skincare products, and has such a cult following.