These are the sunscreens I use in the past 10 months:
Goodal Mild Protect Essence Sun SPF50 PA+++
*man, this is oily, it changes my entire face into an oil slick in an hour or two that make up slides right off
*tacky and too oily finish for my taste
*not providing enough protection on its own even for daily use
Goodal Mild Protect Natural Filter Sun Cream SPF50 PA+++
*white cast subside in 3-5 minutes
*slightly tacky but nothing loose powder can't fix
*covers slight redness
*daily average sun protection but def not enough if you're going under tropical sun (I wasn't straight out burn but visible redness last half a day, no stinging sensation though)
Shiseido Wet Force Perfect UV Protector SPF50 PA++++ for Sensitive Skin
*thickest consistency out of the bunch
*visible white cast *tacky
*clogged my pores
Sunkiller Perfect Strong Moisture SPF50 PA++++
*used when skin is feeling tight and rather dry because of overexfoliation or tretinoin/retinols
*oiliest of the bunch, gotta shake well before use
Shigaisen Yohou Non Chemical UV Gel SPF30 PA+++ for Sensitive Skin
*mostly use during sensitized skin days because of allergy flare-up
*absorbs easily and gives temporer soothing sensation
*it gives less protection out of these lot but it's also the least irritating one
Dr.Ci:Labo UV&White Moisture Milk SPF50 PA++++
*the only one I repurchased since I like it's primer-like finish, blurs pores with rather dewy look that acts as smooth base *take 10mins to fully absorb on my oily face, slightly tacky afterwards so I think it will fit better on normal to combi-dry skin
*does not cover imperfections or redness
LuLuLun Plus Yuzu Aroma Care Mask |
Based on the mask's name, I was expecting a very pleasant citrus scent when I open the package, and #LuLuLun did not disappoint. Yuzu, native to Japan and similar to a lemon,
is an incredibly fragrant fruit; it smells both tart and sweet. The essence that soaks the mask material is a yuzu-scented clear watery liquid which dries down to a slightly tacky finish. There was also ~1/2 tsp of essence left in the package that I applied under the mask material mid-way through masking.
The material is a one of the thickest sheetmask materials I have ever tried. It did feel very soft and soaked in citrus scented essence. I am not a fan of this mask's fit. The openings for the eyes and mouth were a little too small that I had to do make some alternations to the mask with my trusty scissors. Alternatively, the nose opening was a little too large and the material covering the nose a little too long. Even though the mask did not fit my wider face that well, the mask felt very comfortable on and adhered very well.
I noticed a cooling sensation as soon as I put the mask on which felt very pleasant and relaxing. Unfortunately, the yuzu scent dissipated after a minutes and I could no longer smell it. I wore the mask for ~20 minutes and my skin looked noticeably brighter and hydrated. There was a bit of stickiness once I removed the mask, but was not an issue after my moisturizer.
I love the results I received with this mask that I am willing to make the unusual fit work. I would definitely repurchase again. I purchased this #lululunplus mask as a set of 5 masks for $12 from @candydollbeauty. This mask can also be purchased from @amazon.
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Tonight's plans consists of some well deserved me time
Allure Magazine June 2017 Edition feat. Zoë Kravitz
Boxed Water is Better
Kanro Puré Inner Support Collagen Gummy
Has anyone taken any collagen gummy supplement before? I was gonna buy candies until I saw this They do taste like candy since there is sugar inside but with collagen benefits? I'm still not sure what to expect from them
Yesterday I received a package from @glitteringpoet from the giveaway she last held. I couldn't believe I had won! (This win also concluded my winning streak too, just a fun fyi) Anyway, as usual, I didn't go back to her picture to check what I'd won because I like surprises. I wanted to wait until today to open it but I couldn't wait so I ripped it open last night and did the unboxing. There were masks in there with packaging that are so gorgeously drawn on that I'm not so sure I'll easily use these masks! Seriously, if I saw these drawings in frames at my local Ross, I'd buy them and they'd be hanging in a hallway or a bathroom right now. She included other thoughtful goodies as well and I still feel like a spoiled kid. I wanted to take a better picture, one that shows the pagoda in the background and has better lighting on what she sent but I didn't get up early enough today as I should have. This would have done its due justice to what she send me so I apologize for that in advance. You will definitely see these items again though as I use them.
I do also want to say, @glitteringpoet was one of the first people I started following. Her reviews are well thought out, detailed and honest. She is one of the sweetest people here and if you're not already following her, I suggest you do check her page out to see for yourself. Leigh, you're the sweetest, beautiful person and never anything less. Thank you for being so generous and kind.