I recently wrote a mid-week post on all the eye creams that I’ve been using and I realised I haven’t even reviewed a single one of them! So let’s make haste and correct that – starting with the Lancome Renergie Yeux Multi-Lift Ultimate Rejuvenating Eye Duo. This comes with 15ml of eye cream and 4g of concealer. I can’t remember how much this was, but I found it on Lancome’s official website at £49.
Claims by Lancome:
Take your eyes out of the shadows with Lancôme’s Rénergie Yeux Multi-Lift eye cream. Our skincare duo works together to reduce the appearance of dark circles and under-eye bags. The eye contour looks more luminous and feels firmer. Skin and fine lines around the eye appear smoother.
And… the 2 week challenge has come to an end! It’s insane how fast time goes by! I started off with 2 brand new items – one blush and one lipstick, and I tried to use them whenever I have makeup on. So how much of these colour beauty products did I manage to use up in just 2 weeks?
A really quick review on a toner today – the Mizon Mojito Punch Pore Toner. This claims to help in pore care and sebum control. I got mine from a Memebox awhile back, so I don’t know how much it cost in stores but a quick google check showed a price of about USD18. It has ingredients that could be found in a real mojito – lime, apple and peppermint leaf water – although these are pretty far down the list.
Top 5 Ingredients:
Water, Butylene glycol, Alcohol Denat, Pentylene glycol, Cananga Odorata Flower Extract
I think the bottle is adorable – a green shapely bottle. This is full size and have 150ml of product; I thought it would be less as it looks like a small bottle. The smell of lime is quite strong but it doesn’t stay on the skin. To use, I just pour some on a cotton pad and wipe over my face.
I found this slightly different from the regular breed of Korean toners which tends to prep the skin for more hydration – this one works more like a western kind of toner that works as an astringent to control sebum; alcohol is the third largest component.
It’s slightly drying on my skin, but not overly so. I found it very useful when my skin is particularly spotty – it really helps to control my zits from growing! When my period is around the corner, my skin can feel particularly clogged and gross, and I’ve found a wipe with this makes it feel less congested and oily.
In short, I really enjoyed this toner. If you’re thinking it’s a traditional korean toner, it’s not; but it does what it claims to do and it feels really refreshing to use. I have dry skin, and while it is slightly drying, I think using it at the right time offsets the dryness; just don’t use it all the time, only when needed.
I’ve been on a little lucky streak lately – we were just out shopping at Tangs when the fiance decided to surprise me for no reason and bought this Tom Ford Cream and Powder Eye Color in 04 Midnight Sea! This cost S$85 for 7ml of cream and 2.2g of powder. I think it’s pretty expensive for something so small, so I’m super giddy with happiness that the fiance decided to get it for me. This is from the Tom Ford Summer 2015 – there are 4 limited edition Cream and Powder Eye Color in the collection.
I’ve been looking around for new beauty box to subscribe to when I chanced upon the So Susan Lip Love Bags. These are makeup-centric beauty bags with full size products, but with majority of the products from their own So Susan brand; I’ve never tried or seen So Susan products anywhere else, but I’ve seen a few other unboxing posts on them and they all looked amazing so I thought I’ll give it a go. I bought the 3-month subscription for USD47.85 and apparently I had a partner reduction of about 20%, though I’m not quite sure how – but I sure ain’t complaining about getting a discount!
This month’s theme is “I Love Vacations”, all about “healthy, skin loving products to rejuvenate that glow in you and get you ready for the summer of your dreams”. It came with a really cute canvas bag, with their brand and a lovely picture on it. I think it’s really quite nice and the quality is pretty good, so I will be using it. There is also a little bonus item of an anchor bracelet, which ties in well with the whole holiday theme. I’m not usually one to wear little accessories but I’m kind of drawn to this one!
Hi everyone! I’m back with another review – this time on the Grinif Rawganic Jojoba Golden Oil. ‘Rawganic’ refers to non-processed, purely natural ingredients, so I assume that’s what this bottle is made with. I got this full size 50ml bottle in a Memebox when they still shipped internationally in Daily Dose of Beauty box; on the product card, Memebox stated that this originally cost USD36. I think for such a large bottle, the price is not too ridiculous, but let’s see if it’s actually worth it!
A quick midweek peek at the eye creams that I’m using at the moment – it’s a little crazy but I currently have 6 of them in rotation! I received a lot of them from a magazine contest and they’re expiring by the end of this year, so I’m trying to use them all up before then!
1. Murad Hydro-Dynamic Ultimate Moisture for Eyes
This was from a beauty box; this feels pretty nice – it’s quite light, sinks in fairly quickly and hydrating.
2. For Beloved One Polypeptide DNA Resilience Lift Eye Cream
This was one of gifts from the contest. I’m not a big fan because it’s quite thick and probably more suitable for an older audience. It hasn’t given me problems but I’ve decided to use on my neck instead.
3. Lancome Renergie Yeux Multi-lift
I like the eye cream; very lightweight and feels cooling on the eyes, and hydrating. I don’t use the concealer attached to it much though as it’s a really fair colour and honestly I don’t like the concept.
4. b.seen i’m wrinkle eraser
Another contest gift – I like the funky packaging. The product is okay – but also quite thick and targeted towards older age group. It does temporarily smooth out the skin while it’s on.
5. YSL Forever Youth Liberator Eye Zone Serum
6. L’Oreal Youth Code Rejuvenating Eye Essence
Two very liquid eye serum/essences. They’re very lightweight but I’m too lazy to use them beneath the eye creams consistently so I haven’t used them enough to really form an opinion.
So that’s the eye creams that I’m currently using! It’s really hard for me to tell if the eye creams/serums work because I don’t have any eye wrinkles… and I don’t know if the fact that I don’t have wrinkles is because the creams/serums are working! But I guess prevention is always better than cure!
Have you tried any of them?