Monday, 24 April 2017

Review: COSRX One Step Pimple Clear Pad

COSRX pimple pad
COSRX pimple pad

Allow me to introduce you all to the new man in my life, Mr RX. A lot of you are probably familiar with him, but for those who aren't he's the mascot for COSRX, a Korean skincare brand that's been quickly gaining popularity for its acne destroying products.

When my friend Faaizah recently visited Hong Kong I asked her to keep an eye out for COSRX skincare. She brought me back the One Step Pimple Clear Pads and I've been using these for about a month now.

The product:  70 soaked cotton pads that claim to clean pores, prevent spots, and control excess sebum. Also I just want to mention that I love the packaging. Mr RX looks pretty fabulous on the lid.

COSRX pimple pad

The application: After cleansing, take a pad and gently wipe it on over the face. Use the embossed side first to exfoliate then flip it over to the smooth side to hydrate. I use one pad every night, usually waiting about 10 minutes before continuing with the rest of my skincare routine (or less if I just really want to go to bed).

The scent: Strong, mostly of tea tree.

The road test: My skin hasn't been that great for a while now. I'm still not sure what's causing it but I can say that the pads are helping. The morning after I applied the pads for the first time, my skin was noticeably clearer. Aside from a few stubborn pimples, it's kept most of my spots at bay so far and my skin has been smoother.

As for pore cleaning and sebum control, I can't say I've noticed a huge difference. Maybe if I used the pads in the morning I would be able to see if it helps with oil control throughout the day, but they leave your face feeling sticky so I prefer to use them before I go to bed.

One thing to note is that the product does sting a little when you first apply it but this seems to be quite common. I'm glad I knew this before I tried it out, otherwise I would've been worried.

The verdict: While the pads haven't completely cleared my skin, they have made a significant improvement. The pre-soaked pads are so convenient to use so I'll probably be repurchasing after I run out. I might even get a few other COSRX products to try out too!
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Friday, 14 April 2017

Dubai Photo Diary

Last month, I jetted off to Dubai to visit some friends and see more of the U.A.E than just the inside of their airports. I was reunited with Monisha, my awesome friend from uni, and Swetha, another friend I met while she was studying here. What Monisha didn't know is that our other friend Faaizah was also coming along with her sister. I don't know how we managed to keep that a secret until the surprise (I almost let it slip several times) but we did.
madinat jumeirah
Madinat Jumeirah
madinat jumeirah
Madinat Jumeirah
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Thursday, 23 March 2017

Let's get lunch

Shirt & Jumper - Emoda / Skirt - H&M / Shoes - Topshop
I asked my mum to take my blog photos recently and she said sure, we can take some and get lunch after. Thinking I had gotten myself another regular victim photographer, I got all dressed up to meet her after work and take some outfit shots. However, my dream was short-lived with my mum taking about 5 photos before asking 'are we done? Let's go eat'. I got her to take a couple more before promising I'd never make her do it again. She works hard - who am I to stand between her and her lunch?

I picked up this Emoda jumper in Japan after trying a few things on in the store and deciding it was too cute to leave behind. You can actually wear it two ways - one side has a v neck while the other side is square. I prefer the v neck so I pretty much always wear it that way. Although the day we shot these photos was lovely, it was still quite chilly so I put on a ruffle neck shirt underneath, also an Emoda piece but from a few years ago. I wore this H&M skirt which I wear all the damn time right now (prepare to see it a lot on this blog) and my Topshop mules.
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