Tony Moly Happy New Year Best Sellers 2014 Review

Happy New Year!
I know what you’re thinking and yes, I do know it is June so it is far too late in the year to even say Happy New Year let alone type it.  Is it bad luck to say Happy New Year when it is this late on in the year? Is it like uttering the Scottish plays name in the theatre before they’re about to go on and act? Well if I all of a sudden have a string of bad luck I know why.I wanted to try some Tony Moly cosmetics but wasn’t too sure what to start with then I came across this beautiful little set above – with a toner, moisturiser and BB cream I thought I had hit the jack pot and for only £4 ish it seemed well worth it.

 

The Nutra Energy Toner

Out of the set this is by far my least favourite item, the toner feels greasy on my skin and unpleasant to use.  It is also very difficult to get out of the actual bottle itself which adds to the annoyance of this product. Overall I only give this product a 1 out of 5. 
 

The Nutra Energy 100 Hours Cream

I really liked this moisturisor, whenever I was having a really dry skin day I could just use this and it would work a treat.  Would recommend this product to anyone, it is amazing stuff and works like a dream. 
Overall I give this a 5 out of 5. 
 

Luminous Goddess Aura BB Cream

Last but not least, this small cute little BB Cream.  I love this BB cream, it is easy to apply and not too thick when applied to the skin, it has light to medium coverage. The incredible thing about this product is that it doesn’t become greasy and no shine appears despite how long you wear it for.   I absolutely love this for this reason alone, it is shocking to finally find a product that actually works in combating shine and oil.  One of my personal favourite items to use.
Overall I also give this 5 out of 5.
 
This was a steal at the price I got it for and I would definitely buy the bigger version of them not including the toner.  I could be judging it too harshly, I may give this another go at a later date.  I would recommend anyone to give these a go even if it is the ordinary sized versions.  
 
That’s all from me for today, you can pick up the bigger versions for yourself or even this small little set from: —-> http://beautynetkorea.com/
 
Megan x 🙂

Lioele Water Drop BB Cream

I recently purchased this beautiful product above, Lioele’s Water Drop BB Cream from eBay seller Sing-Sing-Girl.  You may be wondering why it goes by the name of Water Drop BB Cream – well I know I was when I first discovered it. The reason behind this genius name is because the BB cream has droplets in; I was initially taken aback by this as, as you can assume when I came to use it a small amount of water came out. I should have gathered that this would most likely happen from the name but I was still shocked at the discovery and at the same time fascinated! I have noticed from using this BB cream multiple times and having it in my make up bag, that if it lies down for far too long then is used, a lot of water comes out. It is almost like the Nile comes gushing out of this small tube, it reminds me of Hermione’s bag.

 I would suggest when using to remember to bring your umbrella and coat along as rain is forecasted!
Jokes aside, the water drops are actually significant and very helpful where this product is concerned.  They help prevent the cream from feeling sticky and thick on the skin.  They also ensure that it moisturises and cools redness along with helping care for troubled skin.  I think with that in mind the water droplets can be forgiven, even welcomed into the equation.
 
I absolutely adore this BB cream, the packaging and design is absolutely beautiful and feminine, I have kept the box as I can’t bring myself to throw it away.
Below are the instructions and ingredients for this BB cream:
Lioele’s Water Drop BB Cream is best for humid conditions or when you’re spending a lot of time out in the sun as it is an oil free water based product that won’t clog the pores, meaning it can be worn all day without worrying that it is irritating the skin.  This is one of the main reasons I got this BB cream as I am going away later this year to a lovely warm country and I just want something to wear on my face when I am out sight seeing and adventuring as well as maybe on the beach.  Luckily it also has SPF 27.  I wouldn’t suggest using this product alone without a sunscreen as it definitely isn’t strong enough to protect you from the suns harsh rays, so bare that mind!
It is also a great product for anyone who suffers from the occasionally breakouts to those who have acne prone skin.  
 
This BB Cream gives light to medium coverage depending on how you build upon when applying; it is light on the skin and adapts to your natural skin tone immediately upon application. This was great for me as, as I have said before I am very naturally pale and sometimes I worry that foundations or BB creams will turn out too dark and noticeable on my face.  Luckily, this prevents this from happening as shown below:

 

Ta Da!!
Nicely blended and barely visible on the skin.  It’s like MAGIC!
 
Ever since I got this product I cannot stop wearing it, I am absolutely in love with this and cannot get enough! I would buy another one of these tomorrow without a moments hesitation!  I am glad I didn’t wait till my holiday to try this BB cream out.  It has a lovely finish and feels like you’re wearing nothing on your skin, it is very natural and perfect for me!
This is what the product looks like without anything else over the top e.g. no blusher or powder.
It looks natural on the skin and isn’t thick or cakey. 
As you can see it has adapted to my natural skin tone.
 
Overall I would suggest that anyone who fancies trying a Lioele product start with this one especially if you live in a hot country or plan on going away anytime soon.  To be honest, I would suggest getting it even if the above statements don’t apply to you as this little BB cream is wonderful and I cannot praise it enough, so don’t be scared, make the leap and get it! I know you won’t regret…hopefully!
 
I am going to try the Lioele Beyond the Solution BB Cream soon but I am slightly worried about that one as from what I have heard it has heavy coverage and I don’t think I have ever used anything of that density before. It will be an experience, I can tell you that much.
 
I give Lioele’s Water Drop BB Cream 5 out of 5!
 
You can get one yourself one for £8.08 with free delivery from: www.ebay.co.uk/Lioele-Water-Drop-BB-Cream
Mine arrived very quickly from Korea which was brilliant as I couldn’t wait to try this product out, if you wish to see anymore Korean cosmetics and have a look for yourself, visit Sing-Sing-Girl’s page for more products. I will be trying out more Korean type make up and products so keep your eyes peeled.
Here’s Sing-Sing-Girl’s ebay page: www.ebay.co.uk/Sing-Sing-Girl
 
Thank you for reading,
 
Megan x
 
 
I am not being paid by any of the mentioned companies or sellers to make this review.  All the views expressed by myself are strictly my own.

Holika Holika Petit BB Cream Review

Clearing Review

Holika Holika BB Cream - Main pic

I have always wanted to find a product that both conceals and covers my face without looking cakey or clogging my pores. That is why I turned to Korean BB creams as from what I heard from a friend they were perfect for what I wanted and needed.  When looking on ebay for Korean BB creams I was a bit sceptical about which ones to buy, the majority of them were fairly cheap so I didn’t feel like I’d break the bank purchasing them. The first one I came across was on f2plus1 shop and goes by the name of Holika Holika Petit BB Cream – 30ml.  There are five types of this BB cream; each tailored to different skin types and what people want/need from their product, they are as follows: Clearing, Watery, Essential, Shimmering and Moisture.

I only purchased the Clearing BB as it sounded perfect for what I needed as I suffer from the occasional break out and would rather wear a product that would help my skin through the day rather than hinder it.

I was rather worried at first that it’d be too dark for my skin tone as I am very naturally pale however after blending the product it seemed to adhere to my skin tone and look natural, giving me a lovely finish. It gives medium to heavy coverage depending on how many layers you apply to the skin. Taking this into account, I wouldn’t need to use any concealer on my face before applying this product which cuts a lot of time and effort out of my morning routine. It also smells absolutely lovely, I can’t even explain the smell or pin down what it actual is but it smell fresh, it also isn’t over pwering and as soon as it is applied to the skin it loses its odour. Which I am rather disappointed about as it smells SO good!

    

The BB cream also stays put all day, unfortunately I get quite greasy skin and it doesn’t seem to stop this shine although it is nothing a little powder can’t fix.  I am not sure whether it is due to the product itself or just bad timing with putting it on my skin but I have suffered from a breakout during the process of using this.  However I can’t entirely blame the product as my skin is infamous for going through great spells and awful spells. 

But here is the product/coverage of the BB Cream:-

    

Before a full day of work                 After a full day


The above pictures are what the Holika Holika Clearing Petit BB Cream looked like before a full day of work and after, the picture on the left is shortly after application and the picture on the right is after 10 plus hours of wearing.  I know there doesn’t look much difference between the two but I promise you they were taken ten hours apart.  I think this goes to show how well the product stays throughout the day.

I also took the pictures in the car to and from work – I hope it is pretty obvious that I wasn’t driving! 

I did this so that I could get some lighting and show you how the BB cream looks on my face in natural lighting.

On top of all this, it also has SPF 30 which is brilliant in any kind of product as it gives you the coverage and the protection. Although if you live in a humid sunny place always wear sunscreen, do not use this as an alternative! Always best to be safe than sorry.  
Taking all this into account I give this product: 

I give Holika Holika Petit BB Cream 4 1/5 out of 5!


If you are looking for this product for your own personal use, here’s the link to f2plus1’s ebay page where I purchased the BB Cream from:- http://www.ebay.co.uk/usr/f2plus1

Feel free to have a look at the seller’s page.  From my experience so far they are a great seller and I have received the products that I’ve ordered from them in less than ten days after the item was dispatched which is amazing, especially since it is coming from Korea. 


That’s all from me, I hope you enjoyed my review.  I shall be reviewing another Korean beauty product soon, so look out for that. 🙂


Megan x