FACEMASK REVIEW: Innisfree It’s Real Squeeze Mask – Bija

This is my first time using an Innisfree facemask, and I chose bija after reading that this mask is great for helping achieve clear skin.

Bija, an ingredient extracted from the pressed oil of Torreya Nucifera seeds, is known for its soothing and calming properties. The Torreya Nucifera tree, also known as kaya, Japanese Torreya or Japanese Nutmeg-yew is native to Southern Japan and to Jeju Island, off the coast of South Korea (Thanks Wikipedia!).

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First Impressions: Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask

“Your lips also deserve a pampering.”

Is the tagline for the Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask, a 20g little jar of product that comes in the exciting flavours of berry, vanilla, grapefruit and apple lime. Pictured is the 5 gram trial version, which came in tiny little plastic pot – and it is only a tester so excuse the already rubbing off lettering.

I’m very on the fence about this product – I’ve struggled with dry lips my whole life and have been a longtime user of vaseline; religiously slathering it on at the start and end of every day and topping up when I needed to throughout. Is this product a worthy vaseline replacement?

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Are low pH Cleansers really important?

I used to have the oiliest skin living in inner-city Melbourne; all that dust, pollution, dirt and grime accumulated into an oil deposit on my face that probably could have employed and powered at least a dozen oil rigs. When I ran the back of my hand against my forehead at the end of the day to wipe off what I thought was sweat – I was horrified to find that it was actually OIL! I could feel it hanging off my face, like a sheetmask of DIRT.

BUT when I discovered the existence of facial cleansers – I felt like Napoleon Bonaparte setting his eyes on the Great Pyramids of Giza for the first time. As if I had discovered this amazing, beautiful, feat of human ingenuity but it had been there the whole time, just waiting for me to find it.

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SHEETMASK REVIEW: Pure Smile Japanese Art Face Mask

I got this cute little sheetmask as a gift, this particular line a bit of fun with the decorative print on the sheetmask itself! The contents of the two different colours available (pink and blue – I have blue) are the same with the main ingredients it showcases are: collagen (moisturizing) , hyaluronic acid (draws water from within the skin and the environment to the surface for max hydration) and Vitamin-E (anti-aging, brightening and antioxidant properties). Sounds good right?

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Nice sturdy packaging.

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SUNSCREEN REVIEW: Etude House Sunprise Airy Finish SPF50+

How many of us have been put off sunscreen by that thick, heavy and uncomfortably greasy feeling it leaves after applying it to our faces? I know I’ve skipped out on sunscreen a few times just cause I didn’t want to mess up the cat eyes I painstakingly got perfectly – or almost perfectly – symmetrical. Stupid I know!

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Cute little bottle with a pair of ugly lemons.

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REVIEW: Nature Republic – Soothing & Moisture Aloe Vera 92% Soothing Gel

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It claims to be versatile and refreshing…

I admit this product was my gateway to the skincare world. The prospect of 92% aloe in this 300ml tub was a very tempting one – especially knowing of the soothing and moisturizing properties of the aloe plant. Nature Republic claims its ‘versatility’ as a multi-use product in the treatment of sunburn and razor burn, as a lightweight moisturizer to revitalize the complexion, to be used for healthy nails and even as a hair mask.

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