Review: Nature Republic Shea Butter Moist Steam Cream

I am a big fan of EXO, Korean pop group, and I went to their concert as well. When I learned that they endorse Nature Republic, I instantly became interested in their skincare products.

This is a moisturizer for dry and normal skin. It’s great for winter months because it has a thicker texture. It may not be suitable for spring and summer, but some people use it all-year round. Honestly, it does not smell like shea butter. It has a faint scent which I appreciate because my nose is sensitive to strong scents. The scent is refreshing. Overall, it’s a good product and I recommend it!






Review: The Face Shop Mild Papaya Peeling


This removes dead skin cells and leaves your skin feeling smooth afterwards. When I was first given a sample, I was shocked to see how much dead skin I had on me. I had always known that they were there but seeing them still made me surprised. That’s why I decided to buy it – to get rid of the dead cells that clog pores, and for clearer skin!

Use this 2 times per week max. on your face and neck. I find it especially useful for the neck area. Apply, then massage with one or two fingers for 30 seconds. Wash the dead skin off later. I prefer not to take close up photos of my face, so I’m using my hand instead in this post.



Warning: Gross photo of dead skin cells. u_u


Final verdict: 

My hand in the photo feels smoother than the hand that did not get the peeling product. It is extremely satisfying to get rid of dead skin cells. I like knowing that they are temporarily gone. LOL

I don’t know any of the empirical research on the benefits of having dead skin cells peeled away. All I know is that this product actually peels dead skin off, and it does not hurt at all. I feel cleaner and my skin is smoother. It also has a nice scent that is not overwhelming. I really like this aspect of it.


The price is a little expensive because the bottle is not that big, but I personally like this Mild Papaya Peeling product.

Super volcanic pore clay mask | innisfree




OK, I guess I should write more. 😛

The super volcanic pore clay mask by innisfree contains clay from the explosion of the Jeju volcano. Basically this clay is Jeju volcanic material. Now if you watch Kdramas, you might have heard of Jeju Island because there is always something “in store” for the main couple there. 😉

Apparently it has multi-purposes. You can apply a section of your face if you are concerned about blackheads popping out of nowhere. When it’s too late to do that, you can cover your blackhead. It’s really stiff. I would imagine the full face mask is harder to spread than a sheet.

The Face Shop waterproof gel liner

Yesterday I spent a little of my CNY holiday money. I bought a waterproof gel liner from The Face Shop.


It’s a white colour and it was $8 not including tax. I got some free samples with the purchase.


On the other side of the gel liner is an eyeliner smudger:


I am not good at applying makeup since I am just starting out but I like the product very much. I think maybe next time I will just use white on the corners of my eyes but I’m not sure yet.


I use black eyeliner on the outer corners of my eyes, white at the inner corner and/or bottom of my eyelids, and I use a bright pink lipstick for my everyday makeup look.

Eyeliner for Monolids

Guess what? I have eye liner. Since I don’t wear make up to school, I didn’t own a lot of make up except for lip gloss and nail polish. Sindy gave me liquid eyeliner:


I don’t think that I will start wearing make up everyday now that I have eyeliner but I want to wear make up sometimes! For days such as Picture Day and graduation next school year, I want to wear more than just eye liner. Wearing eye liner when you have monolids is a challenge but it’s not as bad! I blogged about monolids here. Last time I went to MAC, a cosmetic store, I got some tips.

Don’t wear eye liner at the bottom because it will make your eyes look smaller. Also, don’t wear too much eye liner either. Read on to see that I don’t agree with that last statement.

I think that the eye liner at the bottom is very true. However, I think that a little bit of white at the corner is fine! In this post, Maya applied make up on me and there is white at the corner of my eyes.

Another thing, I don’t like pencil eyeliner. I think that goes for a lot of people – not just people who have monolids (but that’s just me). Pencil eyeliner doesn’t seem to have a lot of effect on me. I like to use liquid and I have not used gel yet.

Also, wings are always good! I like having a wing at the end of my eyes because it makes the eyeliner show so much more.

As for how thick your eyeliner is, I think that applying a lot of eyeliner is good. I know it’s supposed to make your eyes look smaller but think about it. If you apply a little bit of eyeliner, YOU CAN’T EVEN SEE IT. The flaps are going to cover everything and let’s say you do apply a moderate amount of eyeliner. it is visible but after a few blinks, it WILL disappear! That is why I suggest that people with monolids put a lot of eyeliner on in order to make it appear. It doesn’t look like a huge amount:


In this photo I only have eye liner on my face. I applied a lot of eyeliner on, but it doesn’t look that much. You have to apply a lot or else it will disappear. In this post, I had my eyeliner done by a MAC make-up artist and in the photo of myself, you could see my wing, but not the eyeliner above my eyes. It was there when I was in the store but gone the second I left the store. With experience, wear a large amount of eye liner because it’s not going to make your eyes look smaller. It’s going to make your eye make-up actually show. This amount of eyeliner lasted the entire day! Carmen helped me apply this make up on. She did one eye yesterday while I did the other. Thank you Carmen! Why go for double eyelid surgery when monolids look good already? I’m sorry but I am in love with my eyes. I have had enough people talk about my tiny eyes… People just don’t get that I don’t care about them! I hope this post helped a little!