Sunday, December 30, 2012

Missha creams and BB cream Review

Besides purchasing Vichy night cream I have went and purchased some Missha creams as recommended by a friend.  The line is: Cho Bo Yang.  They are beautifully packaged and they are actually easily accessible for people in North America too as they have an official Missha site for Canada and USA.  The US site is better as people can actually post reviews of the products and I think the price varies too.  The US site also has a bigger variety of products too.  But since I live in Vancouver, I have to shop from the Canada site -___-

First off, the Cho Bo Yang line is a herbal skin care line that is designed to feel like you are using Chinese medicine.  The fragrance is exactly of Chinese medicine.  You know when you enter an Chinese herbal store, it's like that smell.  The fragrance is pretty strong and you would have to get use to it.  I am fine with it now, but in the beginning I was not loving Chinese medicine is what I had to consume as a child when I was sick as my parents preferred it over Western medication..haha.  Anywho, I ordered a Cho Bo Yang Cream and 2 Emulsions as it is free shipping for $75.00CAD and up.  When I opened the box, out came 1 Cho Bo Yang Cream, 2 Emulsions, 2 toners and a bunch of samples. toners!!  I gave one to my friend(the one that recommended Cho Bo Yang) as I can not possibly use both and she definitely uses it. :) The packaging for the creams are beautiful and the bottles are made of glass? 

Now onto my review!
Note: I have combination skin and tend to be oilier in my T zone.I normally break out only at the time of the month and may have a blemish here or there once in a while.
Cho Bo Yang Cream (night cream)
I bought the Cho Bo Yang Cream-"night cream". It is not designated as a night cream but it is so heavy that it should only be used as a night cream. It is really heavy and greasy! It comes with a small plastic spatula for you to scoop it out.  There are also small flecks of gold inside!  When you rub it, it will disappear. Oooh luxurious! Funny story, I don't have much experience with creams and I put a nickle size amount on my hand and distributed it on my face and went to bed to realize..damn!  My face is oily...should it feel this way?  The answer is clearly NO!  My friend laughed when I told her that I put that much on..she said you would only need to put a pea size or smaller amount on.  It's very moisturizing but it may feel like too greasy for some.  It feels like it may clog pores but it didn't clog mine.  It doesn't leave a tacky residue on your face either so it's not greasy in that sense.  I switch between this and my Vichy night cream.  This Cho Bo Yang Cream costs $29.99CAD.  If you have really dry skin, this should be a pretty good cure.

look how thick!
do you see how it its like jelly consistency? Thick!
Cho Bo Yang Emulsion(day cream) and Cho Bo Yang Toner
The Cho Bo Yang Emulsion works like a day cream to me.  It is not too heavy and is perfect use as a daytime moisturizer.  I specifically use this with my Missha BB cream.  The combination of both Missha Cho Bo Yang Emulsion with the Missha BB cream is great!  I use the toner before using the Emulsion and it makes the application smoother.  The Emulsion is $24.88CAD.  The toner was Freeeeee..perhaps an error in packing but if bought regularly is $24.99CAD.
Cho Bo Yang Emulsion
Cho Bo Yang Toner
Missha Signature Real Complete BB cream
Picked up a Missha bbcream at Hmart in Aberdeen Centre, I needed a new BB cream as my current one doesnt seem to work anymore.  I bought the Missha Signature Real Complete BB cream in #23 Natural Yellow Beige. It costs $31.88CAD.  This BB cream comes in 3 colours: #13 Light Milky Beige, #21 Light Pink Beige and #23 Natural Yellow Beige.  I comes out in a pump format and I do like like this BB cream.  It has light/medium coverage and is lightweight.  It doesn't feel like you are wearing anything at all. :)  It has SPF 25.  Last time I went to Cancun I don't know why I didn't bring BB cream but I totally should of.  If I am to go back to Mexico next year, I am definitely bringing this.  It's moisturizing, coverage and has SPF 25 all in one.  Let me tell you, layering on sunscreen, moisturizer and foundation sucks when you are in a humid place!  So much work and it may melt off.   Back to the BB cream, the packaging of this BB cream is beautifully done.  Oh Missha, your packaging for skin care are so pretty!  You can drop by the Hmart to buy it locally or shop online as the Missha website has it too.
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#23 Natural Yellow Beige
Hope you enjoy my pictures and review, let me know if you any questions!

Saturday, December 29, 2012

Vichy Night Cream and Day Cream Review

Happy holidays everyone!  I have made several Gmarket purchases and will be uploading pictures shortly.  Sorry for the delay in posting.  I have been quite sick for the whole week.  Coughing non stop and my throat is raw from all the coughing.  I will post some remedies of the sore throat and cough shortly!  I tried a lot of things to heal myself and some was total bs and some actually worked!  It's crazy guys!! I thought I should share what I found

Anywho, back to the topic of creams!

I was told on the importance of night creams by a friend and was on the hunt for them after work.  I wandered around downtown and decided to pick up a Vichy night cream!  I was very lost in the store...there was A LOT of Vichy products and luckily a sales associate was available to assist me with choosing something.  I ended up buying the line Normaderm and bought both the day cream and night cream.  It's oil free and fragrance mild.  I can definitely tell the difference between my other $3.00CAD face cream(St Ives) from this day cream.  It leaves my face feeling hydrated!    The day cream came in a pack and came with a face wash for $29.95CAD.  The night cream came alone and was $32.95CAD.  I havent been using the night cream everyday so I am not 100% sure how it is, but I do feel less flaky when using both products.  Neither of them feel greasy and my skin never broke out from using them.  Would I buy it again...hmmm..perhaps not for the night cream because I want to try other stuff.  Day cream, I probably may buy again as it is better than my St.Ives.

What kind of day and night cream do you guys use?  Let me know as I would love to try new ones and compare differences!

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Urban Outfitters Online Purchase

I bought a few items from Urban Outfitters online.  The shipping was pretty fast and I was very satisfied with my purchase.  I bought 2 pairs of shoes and a pair of rings. I recommend browsing the Urban Outfitters page and click on sales.  It seems like their items are on the pricier side and it often reminds of Gmarket or Zipia stuff but with extremely high prices.  The only time I buy from them is either when they have sales or that they have certain deals.

The rings I bought were 2 for $12.00CAD or $8.00 per piece.  I bought 2, my initials! They are not the best quality rings and I have read reviews that they may snag on clothes and then the letter will fall off.  I have been extra careful with mine.  People have also said that the rings will discolour and turn your finger green! I recommend putting a layer of clear nail polish on it to stop that from happening. :)  So far so good!
the rings came in a cute bag
 I also picked up 2 pairs of loafers!  Loafers seem to be in style again.  They actually look fantastic with pants and skirts!  I chose a beige and cream coloured one.  The beige pair was $19.99CAD and the cream was $9.99CAD.  They were both marked down from $49.00 or something.  All I remember was that it was a significant markdown.  They are both very comfortable but because they are new, it takes some time to break them in.  The cream coloured loafers are a little harder than the beige pair.

What do you guys think?


Saturday, December 8, 2012

Aritzia, F21 and Gmarket Purchases

Bought a few items from various place, from Aritzia, Forever 21 and Gmarket in the last few months but didn't have time to upload the pictures.  I am actually quite behind with blogging! So sorry about that!  I shall try harder to upload my photos!  Anywho, on with the shopping post!

Aritzia Purchase
I bought a pair of maroon coloured leggings from Aritzia.  The brand is Talula and I have a few other pairs of black versions from this brand and I would say it is well worth it.  The leggings don't pill and are super soft.  They costs $22.00CAD and you can actually buy them online now as Aritzia has an online site now.
Forever 21 Purchase
On cyber Monday I bought a pair of sneakers from the Forever 21 website.  They were so cute and they remind me of the bag I bought from Gmarket. Shipping was free that day and the shoes actually came within a week!  So crazy fast.  The shoes were $23.80CAD and look adorable with shorts!  I also bought a floral blouse and 3 pairs of jeans from F21.  I bought those at the downtown F21 and not online.  I actually couldn't find them online.  The jeans were $12.80 and so comfortable!  The blouse was $19.80CAD.

side of shoe
back of shoe
front of shoe
3 colours- dark wash, grey and black
pretty detailing on collar
floral blouse
Gmarket Purchase
I was initially shopping for a ipad cover for my bf for one of his bday gifts but also found some shirts for me! My bf's ipad case was about $20.00CAD and it came with a screen protector and a pen.  This purchase is well worth it!  I think the wood pattern is so cool!  Can't get anything locally for this price! :)
free screen protector
look at that pattern!  Looks like hard wood
bonus pen!
I bought 1 casual long sleeve tee and dressy sweater.  Both shirts are long in length, which was exactly what I was looking for as I could not find any of those lengths locally.  Everything now seems cropped and I wanted the length so that I can wear leggings and not show my bum.  I also bought 2 Holika Holika waterproof pencil eyeliners. The eyeliners were very good, comparable to my Make Up Forever Aqua eyes!  The eyeliners were $4.00CAD
The shirts:  The rabbit shirt was $12.00CAD.  The feather sweater was $17.00CAD.

wearing the Forever 21 shoes
wearing the aritzia maroon leggings
Black eyeliner and Brown sparkle liner
Happy shopping everyone!