Friday, October 21, 2016

Hansaeng Cosmetics Rin Bi-gyeol Yun Cream Review

Have you heard about hanbang cosmetics? Hanbang cosmetics are "beauty products scientifically formulated with multiple herbs based on the old wisdom of traditional Korean herbal medicine which ensures synergistic efficacy and safety that help improve skin conditions." I have dipped into this subject a month ago while I reviewed the Hansaeng Cosmetics Rin Bi-gyeol Yun Essence. Hanbang can be seen as a form of holistic medicine. 

Today's review will be focused on the Hansaeng Cosmetics Rin Bi-gyeol Yun Cream which is from the same line as the essence I have previously reviewed. 

Since hanbang uses traditional Korean medicinal ingredients, the core ingredients for this cream  are as follows: six-year-old fermented ginseng, Uncaria Sinesis, Cercis Chineses, and Danhwayeon. Ginseng is considered fully ripe at 6 years and it has the densest tissue and contains the highest active ingredient called saponin. A six-year-old ginseng root is considered to be of its highest value at this age. The skin absorption power of the active ingredient is higher and more effective when the ginseng root is fermented. Uncaria sinesis is a common plant in China which is a large tropical vine. It has antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties which helps stabilize and soothe acne and troubled skin. Cercis Chineses or the Chinese redbud has an anti-inflammatory action that is effective in combating dermatitis. It is also an anti-oxidant that protects cells from oxidative stress and prevents aging of cells and extend the life of skin cells. Danhwayeon is a red oriental flower and provides the skin with five composite flower gloss extract by supplying the skin with moisture and nutrition. It eliminates rough skin and helps smooth it, eliminate skin endotoxin and promotes blood circulation, balances oil and moisture, protects skin elasticity, inhibits melanin synthesis enzyme activity and brightens skin tone.

Other ingredients are peony, licorice, Polygonum multiflorum root, Phellinus linteus, Mulberry root, Sophora angustifolia root, Black cohosh, Black sesame, Angelica gigas root, Paeonia lactiflora, Scutellaria baicalensis root. 

The Rin Bi-gyeol Yun Cream is packaged in the same way as the essence. It is in a weighty glass jar with a gold lid, very luxurious and would sit nicely on top of your vanity. 

This has the same flowery scent as the Rin Bi-gyeol Yun Essence although I noticed that it is not as strong as the essence. 

The cream is rich and slightly heavy on the skin. As with the essence, it doesn't sink into the skin but sits on top of it. I have seen a significant moisturizing effect although not so much with brightening in comparison to the essence. The essence and the cream does work effectively together and makes your skin nicely hydrated. 

Personally, this product is too rich and heavy for me. I do like that it is an anti-wrinkle and brightening product and I do think it is very effective. I have seen what hanbang cosmetics can do and I think the Korean beauty and skin care industry has perfected it. I have given my jar of the cream to my mom because I think her skin needs it more than I do. I'm giving this product a two thumbs up although I personally think that is better for mature skin. 

*This product was sent to me for review but as always, my reviews are honest and based on my own opinions and experience.

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Tuesday, October 18, 2016

THELAVICOS Nutrition Hydrogel Mask Review

You all know I love sheet masks. I use a mask at least once a week and for the past two weeks I've been using masks 2-3 times a week because my skin has been acting up. This might be due to the fact that the weather has drastically changed here in the East Coast, me being stressed, and me trying on a different skin care products almost every two weeks. Although my skin is not really sensitive, switching up products too often stresses out the skin too and most likely I would not be able to catch hypersensitivity to a product or an ingredient that fast because by the time I break out I have already switched to another product.

Face masks are always my savior during these times since it is an instant gratification for my skin. I've drenched my skin with soothing and hydrating masks over the last two weeks. The THELAVICOS Nutrition Hydrogel Mask is the perfect mask to use for my skin right now since I am due to use brightening and anti-wrinkle mask (I like rotating the types of masks I use). 

Made out of swiftlet nest extract, lactobacillus/soybean ferment extract, adenosine, niacinamide and palmitoyl tetrapeptide. Swiftlet nest extract stimulates cell regrowth, promotes wound healing and improves skin barrier. Soybean extract in skin care has shown that it is great for combination skin since it hydrates dry areas and decreases dryness in other areas as well. Isoflavone is a plant-derived compound with estrogenic activity (bind the estrogen receptor and promote estrogen-responsive gene transcription) and soybeans and soy products is the richest source of this. An isoflavone in soy called aglycones improves appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and other signs of aging. Adenosine boosts levels of collagen and elastin in the body. Niacinamide or Vitamin B3 is a vital ingredient for reducing signs of anti-aging, rosacea relief and acne treatment since it serves as a fuel to strengthen cellular bonds in the skin and helps tighten the skin. Palmitoyl tetrapeptide is a synthetic peptide compound that reduces skin inflammation.

The THELAVICOS Nutrition Hydrogel Mask is a two - piece mask which has a subtle mesh side. To use, apply this mask after you have cleansed and toned, fit the upper half first and then followed by the lower half. The side with the transparent film should be the one sitting on your face. Remove after 20-30 minutes and gently tap the remaining serum on your face afterwards. Use two to three times a week.

I love the fact that it is a hydrogel mask. Although I do like the cotton sheet masks, hydrogel masks are in a different level since the air won't dry out your serum. Also, hydrogel masks feels more soothing on the skin especially if you pop it in the fridge for about 5 minutes. 

I also like that it is a two-piece mask since it would fit one's face better than a one piece mask. As you can see on the photo above, it is a bit big for my nose but since it's a two-piece mask, the mask sits perfectly on my face. 

I really love how this mask felt on my skin, very soothing and extremely hydrating. My skin felt really smooth and supple and bright after using this although after going through 3 masks already I can't tell if it did anything to the fine lines on my forehead which I've been noticing a lot lately. 

I definitely recommend this mask and for a box of 5 it is at 33, 500 KW ($33.50). Individually, that would be about $7 which is pretty steep but quality hydrogel masks retail from $6 and up anyways so I still think it is priced right.

*This product was sent to me for review but as always, my reviews are honest and based on my own opinions and experience.

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Saturday, October 15, 2016

Lafine Vegetable Deep Cleansing Cream

Lafine is back at it again with their Vegetable line of skin care products and this time around I'm reviewing the Vegetable Deep Cleansing Cream. If you have missed out, here are my previous reviews on the Lafine Vegetable Massage Cream and the Vegetable Foam Cleansing

The Vegetable Deep Cleansing Cream is slightly different in packaging than the other Lafine Vegetable products in the line since this has a green tub and the other ones I've tried has white packaging. I've seen a different packaging online for the Vegetable Foam Cleansing as well so this might be their newer packaging for the items in the line. 

Same with the Vegetable Massage Cream, it comes with a spatula that is great both for scooping out the right amount of product and for sanitary reasons. 

There's a ton of product in this tub, 6.76 oz (200 ml) which is so worth it if you do get this product since it is priced at 17,000 KW ($17). On Amazon, it is priced at $25.99 with free shipping which I think is still a good price.

The Lafine Vegetable Deep Cleansing Cream is made from carrots, cucumbers, parsley, water parsley and tomatoes. Like all the other products I've tried from the line, you can see red and green granules that has the nutrients for your skin and at the same time help you exfoliate.

This Vegetable Deep Cleansing Cream is marketed like a makeup remover and massage cream in one since it aims to remove makeup while you massage your face. 

To use, scoop an adequate amount and massage on your face for 1-2 minutes until the granules melt. Wipe with a tissue and double cleanse with your favorite cleanser.

This feels so soothing on the skin and quite relaxing. I love giving my face a good massage.

I wiped off the product with paper towel as instructed and it took out 90% of my makeup and I'm left with waterproof eyeliner residue.

I double cleansed with the Lafine Vegetable Foam Cleansing and it took off 99% of what's left on my skin. I had to run a cotton bud on my upper and lower lash line to take off the waterproof eyeliner since there's still a bit of residue there. 

I am not completely sold on this product for two reasons. One, it doesn't completely take off waterproof makeup. I really only wear waterproof eyeliner and mascara so it would have been amazing if this product took that off completely. Second, you would need to double cleanse after using this deep cleansing cream. It would have been more practical and more efficient if this would be a deep cleansing cream that removes makeup, cleanses and washes off with water. That way, it would eliminate the need of double cleansing while being able to remove your makeup and completely cleansing the skin. 

This product adds an unnecessary step to an already long skin care routine of mine. Although I really love massaging my face, it is such a hassle to deal with wiping the product off, and then double cleansing and then cleaning the eyes for residue. I would rather take a makeup remover cloth and take off my makeup and then head straight to cleanser.

This is not a bad product and I can still see myself using it on days where I want to give myself the spa treatment. It is also something that I will use during those days where I've only been wearing light makeup since I wouldn't have to deal with eyeliner and mascara residue. 

I'll give this product a 3.5 out of 5. This actually works really well with the Lafine Vegetable Foam Cleansing and together, they do make quite a combo - just don't use a waterproof eyeliner and mascara that day and everything else will be cleansed and your face will be hydrated.

*This product was sent to me for review but as always, my reviews are honest and based on my own opinions and experience.

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Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Wigaholics Light Fushcia Medium Wavy Wig + Coupon Code

Today's post is slightly different than most of my blog posts where I do makeup tutorials and review beauty products. This post will be just picture-heavy and its is just photos of me using the Wigaholics Light Fuschia Medium Wavy Wig. I have collaborated with Wigaholics earlier this year and I really enjoyed the Baby Green Long Wavy Wig that they had sent me previously and it made me really want to try out a different hair color. This time around I purchased the wig with my own money and I came up with this look. 

I hope you enjoy this post and if you are interested on cosplay wigs, check out Wigaholics. Since my blog post on Wigaholics back in March of 2016, they have added a lot more costume wigs on the website. The prices are very reasonable for cosplay wigs and for the month of October they are also having a promo using the code WigaHalloween30 for 30% off. 

To read my review on the Baby Green Long Wavy Wig and see photos, click here.

I am wearing G&G Big Size Violet Circle Lens from Pinky Paradise - Use coupon code BUNNIE50 fro 50% off yearly lenses (except Phantasee, Sclera & Toric). Valid until 31st of October.

This post is not sponsored. I just very much like the company, the price range, the abundance of wigs, and it's fast delivery. If you have any questions about the look, feel free to leave a comment down below.

Have you ever tried costume wigs before for cosplay or otherwise? How do you feel about them? I would love to hear about your experience. ^^

Also, don't forget to follow me on Snapchat & Instagram @urhappybunnie. I have another Instagram account for photography - mainly food and travel - @moonandbunnie. 

I hope you check out Wigaholics and also follow them on Instagram @wigaholics4u

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Monday, October 10, 2016

[Pinky Paradise] Venus Eye Aqua Circle Lens Review + Pinky Paradise 50% Off Coupon

I love circle lenses! They make my eyes look stunning and the bright colored lenses like the one I'm going to review today makes me look ethereal. 

Today's circle lens review is brought to you by Pinky Paradise, the biggest retail merchandiser of circle lenses since 2006. Pinky Paradise is offering all my readers and followers 50% off with the code BUNNIE50. This code is applicable to all yearly lenses except Phantasee, Sclera, and Toric lenses. This code will be valid until October 31, 2016 (US Pacific Standard Time).

I personally love Pinky Paradise for the ease of purchase on their store. Before I have ever collaborated with Pinky Paradise, I have bought lenses from their shop and their customer service is really good. Each purchase of a circle lens comes with a macaron lens case (unless otherwise stated) and a hair velcro. 

The Venus Eye Aqua has a diameter of 14mm, 38% water content, 8.6mm base curve and is a yearly lens, which means you can use and store it for a good year before disposing it. If you take really good care of your lenses, they can last you longer than that but of course, it is recommended to replace it at the recommended date.

Lovely macaron lens case

I always order prescription circle lenses since I have really bad vision. I have a -4.50 lens prescription for both of my eyes. If you are someone who also has a bad vision, make sure to get the right prescription from your eye doctor before purchasing circle lenses. Note that some circle lenses doesn't come with plano (prescription) and are only available without prescription.

The Venus Eye Aqua has a dotted limbal ring, dark enough to give you that bigger eye look. On all my circle lens review I always reiterate the importance of the limbal ring or the outer ring of a lens since it's what gives you a dolly look. If the limbal ring would be just a little bit wider by a centimeter and if it is solid black in color, it would give me an even bigger looking eye. 

This is one of the most intense circle lenses I've ever worn. I"ll rank this within the top 3, definitely. I love how vibrant the color is. It came out exactly how I wanted it. Obviously this is not a natural looking lens and 4 times out of 5 you'll get asked about your eyes when people see you wearing this. Personally, I have no problem wearing this pair of lenses wherever and whenever I want.

If you're into cosplay and are looking for aqua eyes, the Venus Eye Aqua is the way to go. Also, as I have mentioned earlier, there are some lenses that aren't available with plano and most of the cosplay circle lenses doesn't have plano either.

This particular lens made me really look and feel sexy. It is very comfortable to wear, no problems wearing it for more than 8 hours. I don't think I've ever tried the brand Venus Eye before but this one is really pretty. They slightly remind me of GEO Angel lenses which is my favorite line of circle lenses ever. I'm glad I actually chose this bright aqua color to review.

Comfort: ♥♥♥/5

Don't forget to use the coupon code BUNNIE50 at Pinky Paradise check out for 50% off your purchase. 

*This product was sent to me for review but as always, my reviews are honest and based on my own opinions and experience.

Saturday, October 8, 2016

Catalina Geo Gel Eyeliner Review

What kind of eyeliner do you use for your fierce wing? I personally prefer brush tip liquid liners in pen form and gel liners. I find that using a really fine, brush tip liner give you ease of application and gel liners partnered with a perfect brush can give you a bolder line with a longer lasting wear.

The Catalina Geo is a gel liner that promises to be long lasting, waterproof, smudge proof and sweat proof and comes with it's own mini eyeliner brush for a soft and precise line.

The whole concept of the a gel liner pot at the bottom and a brush liner included in the cap is not very unique at all since there are a couple of brands that has done that before. I do find it very convenient that the brush is attached to it that way I won't forget to pack a brush whenever I would use the gel liner to travel. 

I would like to point out that although the packaging is pretty, it is cheaply made. After I initially took out the brush, it won't snap back in place as tightly as it was before. I can put it back but it just won't stay in place and I end up losing it inside my makeup bag among my other beauty products.

The brush is a pretty decent size, very comfortable to hold even if it is a little bit short. The fibers are long and thin. 

I am not a fan of this brush. I personally think that it is too long and has more give so a little pressure can mess up application pretty quickly. It would have been better if the brush is shorter and stiffer that way I would have more control for a more precise application.

The gel eyeliner itself is amazing. It is a smooth, rich black shade, very pigmented. Once it sets, it really doesn't budge. And it sets quickly too! It is indeed waterproof, sweat proof and smudge proof. A makeup remover is needed to remove this product because just water and a cleanser wouldn't completely rid of this. 

Above are swatches of the eyeliner using the brush it came with. As you can see, it is really hard for me to get a precise, thin line and when I was able to do a thin line, there wasn't enough color because the tip of the brush is very thin and fine so it could't grab a lot of the product.

In the photo above, you can see how messy my eyeliner is. I tried my best to make the line as clean and as precise as I possibly can but the brush was giving me a hard time. I could make the brush work although it takes me double the amount of time to do my eyeliner since I have to be very careful on my application. 

I really love the formula of the gel eyeliner. I'll definitely be using this gel eyeliner more often during the colder season since that is the time where my eyes are more sensitive and more prone to dryness and itchiness, thus, I carry around with me eye drops wherever I go and I have no time for smudgy eyeliners. The problem lies with the brush it comes with. Since Catalina Geo is marketing the eyeliner and the brush as a set, that didn't entirely work on their favor. In my personal opinion, either they change up the brush to a better one, or they just sell the pot of gel eyeliner by itself. 

Great gel eyeliner but brush is a flop. I'll use my own eyeliner brush thank you very much.

*This product was sent to me for review but as always, my reviews are honest and based on my own opinions and experience.

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