Monday, September 23, 2013

Review: Benton Snail Bee High Content Essence and Benton Snail Bee High Content Steam Cream

Assalamualaikum... :)

Bismillah...

It's my skincare review with the result that sometimes surprises me. Hehe... Okay, I've been suffering trouble skin on which acne quickly come out and the acne scars would love to stay forever and make my face looks much more terrible. Hurah! >.< I'm missing my clear smooth face... :(

I have sensitive skin. When I take wudhu without cleansing, pimples will pleasantly come out. Why? I don't know the exact reason since I'm not a dermatologist or someone who really concern about skin. Nonetheless, I have my own assumption that when taking wudhu without makeup cleansing, the water gets mixed with all dirt and oil which then clog my pores. Thus, it's essential for me to wash off my face before ablution.

Here we go why I'm here to give a review of Benton Snail Bee High Content Essence and Steam Cream. These two products actually help me to recover my trouble skin.

Benton Snail Bee High Content contains three main ingredients, that recently hype in skincare products, which are snail mucin, bee venom, and syn-ake snake. Each of those main ingredients has different benefits. Snail mucin is used to improve skin texture, reduce acne and smooth the surface of the face. Then, bee venom is useful for scar removal, anti-bacterial so it can fight acne. Lastly, syn-ake snake has benefits in tightening and removing wrinkle. All Benton products have 8 free system: Paraben Free, Mineral Oil Free, Alcohol Free, Benzophenone Free, Steroid Free, Synthetic Perfume Free, Artificial Dyes Free, and Artificial Preservatives Free. Wow.

First off, I'm starting with the essence, Benton Snail Bee High Content Essence.
Benton Snail Bee High Content Essencein sachet
ingredients (only 3 chemical included)
description
As usual, I bought the sample size :D It's available in sample sachet which has 2 ml content. Two sachet can fill up 5 ml jar container. Generous amount for sachet...yayy! :D Five sachet which means 10 ml snail bee essence lasts for 3 weeks.

Red plastic pump bottle


content 60 ml
pump bottle

♥ REVIEW:
Benton Snail Bee essence has transparent gel consistency and no fragrance! Super duper transparent, clear, and plain. Of course, it's suitable for those who have sensitive skin and allergic to perfumed/fragrance skincare products. Since it's gel based essence, it doesn't give stickiness after applying on. I don't need to blend the formula on face like crazy because it's easily absorbed and has matte finish. This essence only has three chemical ingredients and contains 90% slime mucin instead of water.
Love! Nothing to be complained overall.

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Let's go on to cream, Benton Snail Bee High Content Steam Cream.

Again and again hehe, I also buy the sample size, 5 gr cream which lasts for 3 weeks. The 5 gr jar container has similar design with the full size jar, transparent red plastic jar.


♥ REVIEW:
Like the essence, Benton Snail Bee cream is also non-perfumed. The cream has light white texture, easy to be blended and doesn't leave any sticky feeling. It moisturizes the dry skin real well. Hoah. Speechless. Haha... :D

The result?

After using for 3 weeks, my skin improves and shows the better smooth skin. I had many small bumps on forehead and pimples are soooooooooo annoying. Even though Benton Snail Bee doesn't give significant result, but it's so much helpful. Small bumps that was mushrooming on forehead reduces, acne scars become less visible, and I feel my skin looks brighter and smoother. I have to say good bye to dry skin because the essence and cream moisturizes my skin deeply, yet it doesn't give any oily feeling. Sebum is well controlled. Pretty nice!



Omagah, I'm sick of looking my bad skin like that. But looking at the improvement is such the most pleasant satisfying feeling. lol~ The pics above show you the real result. I'm sorry for poor quality pics, but I wish you noticed the difference between before and after. Hehe...

Unfortunately, I decide to stop using Benton. If only I prolong the usage, I might have more satisfying result. Ohya, before I forget to tell you, I don't use Benton only. I also had multiple treatments like having homemade facial and other skincare products that might I review asap.

I've decided to switch my skincare regime to History of Whoo that offers more persuasive benefits and result. I've observed and made a little research about Whoo products. All I found is good reviews! Huge number of bloggers said that they're satisfied with Whoo. Therefore, I must try to repair my skin better.

Okay. That's the review of Benton Snail Bee essence and cream. Hope it's helpful. Bubye... ^-^

PS: For those who want to try the sample size, you can go to Korean Cosmetic N Skincare

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UPDATED!

I'd already tried History of Whoo (you can read the review here) and was disappointed with the result since my skin apparently didn't get along with these products.

Thus, I top it off that Benton is my holy grail skincare product. I love it for calming my vicious acne and reducing the appearance of scarring. Loooooove ♥

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Review: The Face Shop New Zealand Volcanic Clay Black Head Clay Nose Pack

Assalamualaikum...

For us who concern about blackhead and whitehead, nose pack must be our best friend to reduce them. Pore strips that can be easily bought at store are actually a little expensive if we use it regularly. Moreover, it quite bugs that we have to cut it into pieces so that we can stick them out on the spots other than nose. The practical usage of nose pack is, of course, something like The Face Shop Black Head Clay Nose Pack... yayy!



sealed

The tube contains 50 g pore clay. Not that small, but not that big, just so so, but if we use it more regularly, it lasts fast. The brand new tube are sealed in the tube hole. At first, I was confused how to tear the seal, however I finally had toothpick to stab it in.

How to use:
Apply an even layer on nose area. Leave on 10-15 minutes or until it gets completely dry. Gently peel off from the outer edges.

expired date

Like wrote on the tube, TFS Black Head Clay Nose Pack is made from New Zealand volcanic clay, specifically in Rotorua area. Yeahh, it gets more common anything about volcanic stuff is related to skin pores. Nyahaha... Unfortunately, it contains paraben... :(




Okay, come to the texture. The texture is white sticky liquid like clay or mud. After drying up and peeled off, the texture is like latex. It's also fragrance. Once I got this product, the tube had already given the smell of fragrance. Again and again, the smell is not like ash or mud, but floral scent. Strong fragrance... -_-




♥ REVIEW:
I can say this TFS pore clay is more helpful than pore strips. I can easily apply the clay on the spots where whiteheads are mushrooming on. Okay, let me tell you first that I don't have problem with blackhead, but whiteheads is pleased to settle on my face like nose, chin, around mouth and nose. Harhhh... How often I peel them off using peeling, they can't not easily removed. Super annoying!

Since TFS pore clay is white, it's quite hard to notice the whiteheads that have already removed. About the power of removing whiteheads, it's just so so like regular pore strips. I prefer using blackhead needle, though. Sometimes I regret buying this product, but it's somehow helpful. Hehehe...

However, after using this pore clay, the skin is smoother even though there are the leftover whitehead which are pleased to settle.

Repurchase? No!

Thank you for reading and hopefully it's helpful :)

Monday, September 16, 2013

Review: Innisfree Jeju Volcanic Pore Toner

Assalamualaikum... :)

I'm the type of person who like buy sample size of skincare products. Why? Simply I want to check whether those products are suitable for my skin or not. IMO, buying the full size without knowing the suitability to skin is very wasting. Especially Korean brand, hmm...the price might give a little force to drain wallet.

Sokay, today's review is going to be........ Innisfree Jeju Volcanic Pore Toner. Yayyyyy! I felt excited when I finally purchased Innisfree products since the CF is Yoona SNSD, my most beautiful idol! Yoona is SNSD member whom I love the most. And of course, I'm a Sone (SNSD's fans name) and I truly love SNSD as my the only one girl band I love.

Before going on to the review, better to watch the beautiful Yoona on ads... ^-^


  

♥ Product descriptions:
 Formulated with Jaejeu volcanic ash and mint
 Removes sebum and skin waste in pores to create pretty and smooth face
 Tightens pores
♥ How to use:
After cleansing, apply a proper amount to all over the face with cotton


I got 13 ml bottle, the smallest one but can be used about 10 times. Moreover, small bottle is travel-handy, I like it.

Toner consistency is always light like water. Jeju volcanic pore toner has two layers. Pic below shows the sediment on bottle which means before using it's better to shake it real well.


♥ REVIEW:
The smell of this toner is beyond expectation. Since it's made from Jeju volcanic properties, I thought the smell is like ash or earth. But, this toner has fragrance, for me like floral fragrance. Quite strong yet not bothering imo. I looooove the fragrance. Pretty sure!

When used, it has soothing effect on skin. Very calming and relaxing. Love! The more I love is it doesn't dry my skin out. Super yayy!

Most toner has alcohol in ingredient, but Jeju Volcanic Pore Toner doesn't. It also can be used to any skin type and not specified to only oily skin. Super yayyy again! :D

Well, I have large pores but I'm not too concerned to reduce the size of my pores using this toner. I love this toner simply because...
♪ the fragrance
♪ soothing effect
♪ not dry out skin
♪ no alcohol
♪ natural ingredient
♪ for any types of skin (good news for dry skin)
♪ control sebum
♪ minimize the size of pores (even though not that significant, it works)

More additional point as my tips. I often use this toner to compress my pimples. I soak the little piece of cotton with this toner and stick them on my pimples. Yeahh, even though the pimples are not banished, the toner cools down them. It just additional treatment made by me. Hehehe... :D

So far, there's no cons...

Repurchase! OF COURSE!!!
I'm gonna buy 75ml size.

Thank you for reading and hope my review helps... :)

Sunday, September 1, 2013

Hijab Syar'i, Welcome... :)

Assalamualaikum... :)

So well, I've been wearing hijab for four months and what I feel is..."whoah, I love my hijab and I'm proud of my hijab."

The greatest blessing in life is to know Allah SWT and get His hidayah :)

I don't mean to brag, I just wanna share my happiness and happy news, indeed, that...I'm walking towards "Hijab Syar'i" :)

What is hijab syar'i? If I may give suggestion, go read a book entitled "Yuk Berhijab" by Ustadz Felix Siauw. It's a good book for both moslemah who haven't worn hijab yet and already wear hijab in order to complete her hijab to syar'i. This book explains the detail information regarding hijab syar'i and its stuffs.

Yuk Berhijab by Ustadz Felix Siauw

I know it's quite crucial because nowadays hijab fashion has been around, growing so fast, and becomes a great hype in Indonesia. Hijab fashion looks more attractive and nice, right? Yeah I admit it and as women, we tend to dress up nicely according fashion just to look stylish, fashionable, attractive, pretty, and etc in front of people. Hmm...let think it again and again. Is it okay to dress up just to get human judgment? Why don't we dress to get Allah's love? Should we replace our piety with fashion?

Thus, let's be an oasis in the midst of hijab fashion. Be a hijab syar'i muslim women. :)

More explanation can be got in Yuk Berhijab book :)

Hope we can improve our taqwa. Aamiin...

Review: The Face Shop Lovely me:ex Design My Eyebrow

Assalamualaikum...

I'd been less attention to the eyebrows because my eyebrows shape is not perfect. Yeah, I can trim down and pluck them buuuuuuut X X X (triple crosses warning!) my religion (it might be sensitive, I'm sorry) prohibits to shave eyebrows. Why? Because they're created originally and beauty is all original and natural without changing what we've got when born. Hehe..I'm sorry I'm getting too serious :p
Since I wear hijab, I become more concerned about eyebrows for makeup. I wear garment to cover up my head and hair, and redefining eyebrows shape makes the face looks defined and bold. Moreover, I don't wear too much makeup, no more eyeshadow on lids, just eyeliner. Thus, defined eyebrows frame in the eyes and, of course, face.

Okay, back to the topic, reviewing TFS eyebrow pencil: Lovely me:ex Design My Eyebrow.

There are variety of brands and I chose The Face Shop simply because it offers the most affordable price. I bought it IDR 31k on my trusted online shop Drolly Pop. Other than that, I'd never tried The Face Shop brand hehe... And after buying this brand's products, I think I'm in love, esp with skincare line. They seem so natural and have promising benefits of the ingredients. For makeup line, the design is so boring, thus probably I prefer to buy another brand :p

Haha..okay okay, sorry for out of topic XD

The Face Shop Lovely me:ex Design My Eyebrow




Like eyebrow pencil in general, both sides of TFS Design My Eyebrow are eyebrow stick and brush as well as it is retractable. The pencil can be rotated to make the eyebrow stick comes out and in of. By the way, the thing that is bugging me is...that picture besides the the name print, is it mustache or pony bangs? Nyahaha, I know it's unimportant to discuss but as for myself, that logotype is much more like curvy pony bangs. Hihi... :D

The packaging has brown color. I unsure if the packaging color is in accordance with eyebrow stick color or not. May be yes... (still in doubt). And sure, nothing cute happens in eyebrow pencils :/




The eyebrow stick shape is actually triangle. Sorry, in picture above, the stick had been used once so it looks a bit blunt on one side.


I like the brush. It blurs out and soften the harsh edges of brows marking. This brush works real well. When I make a mistake by drawing out of line or I intensely draw on my brows, I can brush them off to fade them away to keep it looks natural. Pretty nice!


Swatch: #1 Grey Brown

Brush it off

Brush it off more and more until I get this result
This eyebrow pencil is pretty good. I don't know exactly about texture or formula, I think all eyebrows pencils are the same (yeah I can say this because this is my second eyebrow pencil :p). Nonetheless, the pigmentation is really good. It's okay one stroke can't show the color vividly, but then 2-3 strokes give obvious color. Moreover, it's super easy to draw on eyebrows. I love it!

Ohya, something that shouldn't be missed, it's... (can I say?) waterproof. Rubbing it once won't fade the color away, except if rubbing it with extra power kekekeks~ :p Thus, it's good for moslemah because when we're taking wudhu, we don't need to redraw our brows. Super yay!

Sorry I can't swatch the eyebrow pencil color onto my brows. I know my brows shape is something that is not interesting to see. Hehe...

That's all the review. Hope you guys have a blissful day ^-^
 

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