18 August 2016

[REVIEW] Innisfree Jeju Volcanic Nose Pack

I'm back with another review! This time round, I'm going to review a Korean product and personally for skin care, I prefer Korean brands for skin care because I find it to be more gentle than most western brands. Korean products (or Asian products in general) also tend to be more on the "natural" side, in the sense that the products do not contain a lot of harsh chemicals which is great if you have sensitive skin. 

I am a big fan of Innisfree and I personally think their products works so well on my skin because it's so gentle and sensitive skin-friendly. Not to mention, affordable which is important for students like me who has a tight budget.

I bought this nose pack a month ago and I only had the time to try them out now. The last time I used any type of nose pore strip was years ago and I didn't really see that much difference it made on my nose. However, back then my skin was almost flawless so, I would like to think that I didn't really have much blackheads then lol lol. My skin right now is in its worst state; my pores are clogged, I have blackheads and whiteheads on my forehead, nose and chin area. 

I've seen a lot of articles and videos about how pore strips in general is not good for your skin, as it makes your pores appear larger or something like that but I decided to just, screw it and try it anyway #rebel. So, without further ado here is my review on the Jeju Volcanic Nose Pack.

p a c k a g i n g
The packaging is pretty simple and I like that. One thing I like about Innisfree is that they're products are eco-friendly and made from natural ingredients. The packaging is recyclable and the ink is printed with soy ink. So, that's a plus point for me.

p r o d u c t
Just like any other pore strip, you have to first dampen your nose before you apply the sheet. Then, remove the film on the sheet and place it on the centre of your nose. Once you're done with that, wait 15 minutes for the sheet to fully dry. Then, remove the sheet slowly and see the results! Make sure to wash your nose to remove any residue.

Personally, it did remove some of my blackheads as you can see in the picture but it didn't remove most of it. Which results to an unclean feeling on my nose. I still feel some roughness around my nose area but I've only used this once, so I can't expect this sheet to 100% remove my blackheads with one try.

As I'm writing this, it has been 30 minutes since I removed the sheet and I have to say that my nose is feeling really itchy and tingly right now. I don't know if this product doesn't suit my skin or something but I remember I had the same problem when I used the Biore pore pack too. So, I think all pore packs leave me with an itchy nose. 

So the question here is,
Will I repurchase? I don't think so. For a product that costs RM30 (for 6 individual strips), I expect it to do wonders to my skin but I think nose strips found in drugstores can do a better job than this. And it's cheaper.

Do I recommend this? I don't know. I mean, there are some pros and cons for this product. I mean, it's all natural and there's no harsh ingredients and undoubtedly it works, but not as well as I hoped. Maybe I just set expectations a bit too high for this one.

Overall rating: 3/5

Thank you so much for reading this post and I hope you find this review helpful. Let me know if this worked for you, or if there's a nose pack better than this. 
Til then, xx.

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A Change of Heart

Jane Chuck changed her blog template after a long time so, I changed mine too. LOL JK I felt like I need to up my blogging game and be more active like before so I decided to a few things on my blog. I deleted a lot of my previous posts because the photos were lost and all you can see is the ugly triangle with an exclamation mark in the middle wtf. What's worse is that I couldn't find any of the photos in my laptop or Dropbox so I had no choice but to delete my posts :( I guess I'll take it as a sign to change my entire blogging style and profile.

I have a few draft posts to be published and I'm currently doing a review about a make up product, so bear with me guys. Please tell me what you think about my new layout (I paid for this it better look good LOL) and what I can do to improve!

Til then, xx
A Change of Heart - The 1975

09 August 2016

Happy birthday Althea! #AltheaTurns1

Last week, I received a party kit from Althea in conjunction with their first birthday. When I first heard about Althea, I felt like shopping for skin care has gotten significantly easier because I can find all my favourite Korean beauty products in one website. What I love about Althea is that it gives me the access to shop for different Korean brands and pay at the check out with ease. They also offer free delivery upon check out for items that costs more than RM150. The best part about this website is, everything is 100% authentic and imported from Korea.

Let's give a situation where, you're at a Korean beauty store and you've been wanting to buy this specific product for awhile now. And when you finally have the money and/or time to head to the nearest store, you find out it's out of stock storewide. Well fear not, beauties. Althea is here to save the day!

So here's how the birthday box looks like, and let's see what I chose on the site!

  • Innisfree Super Volcanic Pore Clay Mask
  • Tony Moly Tomatox Magic White Massage Pack
  • Innisfree Green Tea Sleeping Pack
  • [Snow White] Oneday Whitening Lotion

It's not too late for you guys to join in the birthday fun, though! Althea is having a contest on Instagram in conjunction with their first birthday. Stand a chance to win amazing prizes, such as Macbook Air, Ipad Air 2, iPhone 6S, Galaxy S6 Edge, Canon EOS M10 Selfie Camera, Althea credits and beauty hampers from Althea!
NOTE: Contests starts from 20th July - 15th August 2016. 

What do you have to do to win these bad boys? Easy! Just wish Althea a happy birthday with the hashtag: #AltheaTurns1 on Instagram!

That's not all, guys!
Stand a chance to get the:

  • Limited Edition Birthday Box + DIY Party Kit (For orders placed on 20/7 onwards. While stocks last.)
  • Free Goodies for first 1,500 shoppers (While stocks last.)
  • Birthday Giveaway. (Pick the 3 Top Sellers for 100% rebate! Side note: rebate will be credited into your account.)

Thanks so much again, Althea for hooking me up with these products and the birthday box. My beauty regime might just got more easy thanks to you ;)