miércoles, 12 de abril de 2017

Review: Etude House Bubble Tea Sleeping Pack [Strawberry]




Today I'm going to review something I've fallen in love with, the Bubble Tea Sleeping Pack from Etude House! BBCosmetic kindly sent me the Strawberry pack to try and review, thank you!

What is this Sleeping Pack?

The bubble tea sleeping pack makes skin moisturized and elastic during the night with its compound of black tea gel and moisture capsule bubbles.

It comes in this cute jar that looks exactly like a bubble tea, it feels heavy althought it's made from plastic. It also comes with a long spatula that will help us to get the bobas, you can attach it to one of the sides so you won't lose it. 

Some people complain about the price - size of the product, but I think it's more than fine. Keep in mind this is a Sleeping Pack, you won't use it every day and you don't have to apply a thick layer on your face. A single use sleeping pack costs around 2.50€. 


Each sleeping pack contains 100g/3.05 oz of product, it costs $13.20 in Etude's website and $11.85 in BBCosmetic website! Did I mention the free shipping? When I'm going to buy a Korean product, I never use the brand's website since they always charge for shipping, instead, I prefer to buy from stores like BBCosmetic, the price is always cheaper and they offer free shipping ^^




Hoy voy a dar mi opinión sobre algo de lo que me he enamorado, ¡el Bubble Tea Sleeping Pack de Etude House! BBCosmetic me mandó el de tipo fresa para probar y reseñar, ¡gracias!

¿Qué es este Sleeping Pack?

La mascarilla nocturna hace que la piel se hidrate y sea elástica durante la noche con su componente de gel de té negro y cápsulas de hidratación.



Viene en un envase que se ve exactamente como un bubble tea, pesa un poco aunque está hecho de plástico. También viene con una espátula larga que nos ayudará a alcanzar las bobas. Puedes ponerla en uno de los lados y así no perderla.

Alguna gente se queja de la relación cantidad - precio pero creo que está muy bien. Hay que tener en mente que es un sleeping pack, no lo vas a usar cada día y no tienes que aplicar una capa gruesa en la cara. Un sleeping pack de un solo uso suele ser unos 2.50€.
Cada sleeping pack tiene 100g/3.05 oz de producto, y cuesta 12.44€ en la página web de Etude House, y 11.17€ en la página de BBCosmetic! ¿He mencionado el envío gratuito? Cuando voy a comprar un producto coreano, nunca compro directamente de la página de la marca ya que siempre cobran el envío, suelo comprar en tiendas como BBCosmetic, el precio siempre es más barato y ofrecen envío gratuito ^^



photo from Etude House
There are 3 types of sleeping pack: Strawberry, Green Tea and Black Tea.




🍓Real life pictures of the product🍓 

🍓Fotos del producto🍓







Ingredients: [Strawberry] Water,Propanediol,Glycerin,PEG/PPG-17/6 Copolymer,Alcohol Denat.,1,2-Hexanediol,Sodium Hyaluronate,Fragaria Chiloensis (Strawberry) Fruit Extract,Rubus Chamaemorus Seed Extract,Citrus Limon (Lemon) Fruit Extract,Butylene Glycol,Dipropylene Glycol,Beta-Glucan,Bis-PEG-18 Methyl Ether Dimethyl Silane,Panthenol,PEG-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil,Agar,Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer,Glyceryl Acrylate/Acrylic Acid Copolymer,Sodium Polyacrylate,Carbomer,Hydroxyacetophenone,Hydrogenated Lecithin,Tromethamine,Sodium Carbomer,Styrene/Acrylates Copolymer,Coco-glucoside,Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Extract,Benzoic Acid,Disodium EDTA,Ethylhexylglycerin,CI 17200,CI 19140,Iron Oxides (CI 77491),Iron Oxides (CI 77499),Fragrance




 Expiration date is 2019/11/03
La fecha de caducidad es 2019/11/03


This is what I said previously, you can attach the spatula to one of the sides of the cap

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Esto es lo que dije antes, puedes poner la espátula en uno de los lados de la tapa


You can only use the gel or if you want, mix it with one or two bobas depending on how much moisture you need. I tried gel without boba and with boba. The swatches are on my hand, but I've been using this on my face since I received it haha
Puedes usar sólo el gel, y si quieres, mezclarlo con una o dos bobas, dependiendo de cuánta hidratación necesites. Probé solo el gel y luego con una boba. Las fotos son de mi mano, pero lo he estado usando en la cara desde que me llegó haha

How to apply

1. Using the spatula, dispense gel and 1-2 bubbles onto the palm.
2. Gently rupture the bubbles with the spatula onto the palm and rub with the fingers to mix the bubbles and pack.
3. Evenly apply on skin in a massaging motion to promote absorption into skin.
4. Leave it on overnight, and then wash off with lukewarm water the next morning.

Tips! Use only gel depending on the condition of skin. For better moisturizing effect, mix the gel with 1-2 bubbles. 

Cómo usar

1. Con la espátula, poner gel y 1 - 2 bobas en la palma de la mano.
2. Romper las bobas con la espátula en la mano y mezclar el gel con la boba estallada con el dedo.
3. Aplicar uniformemente en la piel masajeando para que se absorba mejor.
4. Dejarla durante la noche, a la mañana siguiente lavarse la cara con agua templada.

¡Consejos! Usar sólo el gel dependiendo de la condición de la piel. Para un mayor efecto de hidratación, mezclar el gel con 1 o 2 bobas.






Final thoughts: It smells really good, like strawberries, but you can tell it's a fake smell. It doesn't bother me, in fact it makes me feel a bit hungry lol The process is funny, creative. It's not a sleeping mask you put on and then go to sleep. I enjoy mixing the boba with the gel. It absorbs very quickly so you don't have to wait too much, it gets absorbed in less than a minute. It doesn't make my face oily and doesn't stain beedsheets, next morning my face feels really good and looks glowy. I am using a lot of moisturizing products since my skin gets really dry due to an acne product I'm using, and this mask works for me! I highly recommend it, plus, the packaging is super cute, isn't it? I want to try the other two types, I hope they are as good as this one!



Opinión final: Huele genial, huele a fresas, aunque se nota que es un olor falso. No me molesta, de hecho me hace sentir un poco de hambre lol El proceso es divertido, creativo. No es una sleeping mask que te pones y ale, a la cama. Me divierte mezclar la boba con el gel. Se absorbe muy rápido así que no tienes que esperar mucho, se absorbe en menos de un minuto. No hace que mi cara se quede grasa y no mancha las sábanas, a la mañana siguiente la piel de mi cara se siente bastante bien. Estoy usando muchos productos hidratantes ya que un producto para el acné me la está secando mucho, y esta mascarilla funciona muy bien para mi! La recomiendo bastante, además, el empaque es super mono, ¿a que si? Quiero probar los otros dos tipos, espero que sean tan buenos como este!


Hope y'all liked this review, and I hope I convinced you to try this! You'll fall in love too, believe me OuO
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Espero que os haya gustado esta reseña, y espero que os haya convencido para probarlo! Te enamorarás, créeme OuO





sábado, 8 de abril de 2017

A small rant about Sephora: things I don't like



Have you ever entered a Sephora store with a bare face and suddenly you feel like you're being judged by the employees (some of them, not all)? Then, a bunch of them approach you and ask you 'do you need help?'. It doesn't matter if you tell them 'no, thanks, I already know what I want' because the other 3 will come to you anyways, even if they heard you the first time. I know this doesn't happen in all Sephora stores, but if I start counting, this happened to me several times. Sometimes in the same store, sometimes in others. It's good to greet the customer, but 'do you need help?' while looking at the customer with a 'you look like you don't know shit about makeup' is not a good way. Maybe a 'welcome to Sephora, if you need help don't hesitate to ask me' and a smile would be better. If you see that the customer looks lost, yeah, ask them 'hi, do you need any help?' 
Some employees assume that a bare faced customer doesn't know about makeup. You go to a makeup store with bare face to try makeup, you don't beat your face to the gods to go there.
Then, when you really need help, they don't always know how to help you. I was at Sephora in Sol, Madrid, and a customer came to ask the employee about the difference between the Sephora charcoal nose strips and the Tony Moly egg nose strips. What did she do? Read the fucking box. "The difference is that Sephora's strips have charcoal extract and the Tony Moly ones have egg extract'"

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Congratulations! You read the box, have your medal. The customer also knows how to read. I was taking my bag with my purchase and since the girl looked confused almost angry, I decided to help her. I explained her the performance of both strips. She's never used a kbeauty product and was skeptical of how good they are. She ended up getting the Tony Moly Egg Pore strips. The employee seemed to be bothered by the customer's comment 'you should be working here'. I've noticed that when you go to ask about Korean products, they barely know. Some of them do the effort and read about the products so they are prepared if someone asks, but others just read the box at the moment. Do an effort and try the new products so you'll be able to help. 
Another thing I don't like about Sephora is that they never give free samples. With every purchase you should get 3 freebies, but they never put them in the bag. Do they keep them for themselves? I don't know, probably. When I ask them to put some freebies, they sometimes stare at me in a bad way. I once was told 'let me see if I have any' and she gave me a perfum freebie. It was 12 am, how the hell do you run out of freebies in the morning? Who cares if I only bought a mask or a lipstick? Give freebies girl, especially the Sephora ones, so people will try the Sephora made products and if the like it, go to buy them.
Another thing I don't like is that some employees don't keep up with brand's updates and news. When Too Faced announced the Natural Love Eyeshadow palette I went to Sephora (3 or 4 days after the release in the USA) and asked some employees if they knew when it was going to come to Spain. One of them asked me 'where did you see it, USA?' and I was like 'errr no, they announced it a few days ago on their Instagram...' she replied '...sorry I don't know if this is going to come'. 

Oh, and when they see you trying on an expensive foundation, they see you're young, assume you can't afford it and suggest you to go to Bourjouis because 'it's cheaper and better for young girls' and even recommend a bb cream instead of a foundation? First of all, you don't know my age lol second, if I'm going to wear a foundation on my skin for hours I prefer the Nars one, thanks. I've tried it before and it's the best thing for my skin. I'm also looking for a foundation, not a bb cream. For a bb I prefer the Korean brands.

stop it, please

All said, there are other employees that are lovely, helpful and don't follow you everywhere.
It's not a Sephora fault that some of their employees are a pain in the neck, but if people complains, they should do something about it... Or the employees should do something about their attitude.


and that's all, have a nice day and ~treat yoself~ thanks for reading!

Missha Mellow Peach Dessert Pack review


Today I'm going to show you this yummy mask from Missha ♡ It's the mellow peach dessert pack. As you can guess, it smells like peaches (and it smells really good! It's not a scent that bothers me, since it's not very strong). The mask is gel type and spreads easily. It also gets absorbed quickly.

Hiy os voy a enseñar esta deliciosa mascarilla de Missha ♡  Es la mascarilla mellow peach dessert pack. Como se puede intuir, huele a melocotón (y huele muy bien! No es un olor que me moleste ya que no es muy fuerte). Las mascarilla es de tipo gel y se aplica fácilmente. También se absorbe rápido.





Description:

  • Containing peach extract which provide moisture to skin. 
  • Makes moist and soft skin.
  • Pudding texture helps to make skin sleek.

Ingredients: Water, Glycerin, Propanediol, Hydroxyethyl Urea, Dipropylene Glycol, Betaine, Ammonium Acryloyldimethyltaurate/Beheneth-25 Methacrylate Crosspolymer, Ammonium Acryloyldimethyltaurate/VP Copolymer, Prunus Persica (Peach) Fruit Extract, PEG-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Butylene Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, Chlorphenesin, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Benzophenone-5, Disodium EDTA, Fragrance, Citrus Limon (Lemon) Fruit Extract, CI 17200, CI 19140, Cyclopentasiloxane, Gelatin, Acacia Senegal Gum, 1,2-Hexanediol. 


Directions:

1) Apply 2-3 spoons of the mask and massage smoothly. Rinse off with lukewarm water after 5 minutes.



Descripción: 

  • Contiene extracto de melocotón que aporta hidratación a la piel
  • Hace que la piel esté hidratada y suave.
  • La textura pudding ayuda a que la piel se vea lisa y brillante

Ingredientes: Water, Glycerin, Propanediol, Hydroxyethyl Urea, Dipropylene Glycol, Betaine, Ammonium Acryloyldimethyltaurate/Beheneth-25 Methacrylate Crosspolymer, Ammonium Acryloyldimethyltaurate/VP Copolymer, Prunus Persica (Peach) Fruit Extract, PEG-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Butylene Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, Chlorphenesin, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Benzophenone-5, Disodium EDTA, Fragrance, Citrus Limon (Lemon) Fruit Extract, CI 17200, CI 19140, Cyclopentasiloxane, Gelatin, Acacia Senegal Gum, 1,2-Hexanediol. 



Instrucciones:

1) Aplicar 2-3 cucharadas de la mascarilla y masajear suavemente. Lavar con agua templada después de 5 minutos.


Ingredients/Ingredientes







When you apply the mask, you'll feel a cooling sensation. The smell is not strong enough to bother you but you can still notice it. It doesn't feel heavy/greasy (after the 5 minutes it feels sticky and a bit heavy tho, that's when you have to rinse it off) and leaves the skin smooth (so what they claim is true!). This is one of my favorite masks, for those who barely have time to use sheet masks, this is perfect! You can also use it before doing your makeup (you only have to wait 5 minutes, so...)
I've been using it for awhile and I've noticed a great difference, whenever my skin feels dry I apply it (twice a week) and my skin comes back to life lol

 

Cuando la apliques, sentirás una sensación refrescante. El olor no es tan fuerte como para molestar aunque se sigue apreciando. No se siente pesada ni grasienta (cuando pasan los 5 minutos sí, se siente pegajosa y un poco pesada, es cuando tienes que lavarte la cara), y deja la piel suave (así que lo que dicen es cierto!). Es una de mis mascarillas favoritas, para aquellas personas que apenas tienen tiempo para usar mascarillas de celulosa, esta es perfecta! También la puedes usar antes de maquillarte (sólo tienes que esperar 5 minutos así que...). Lo he estado usando por un tiempo y he notado una gran diferencia. Cuando mi piel se siente seca, la uso (dos veces por semana) y mi piel vuelve a la vida lol

Puntuación/Rate:


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5/5