Friday, December 27, 2013

Korean Cosmetics and Skin Care Haul

 Hello Sweeties ^.^ Hope you all had wonderful Holiday Celebrations. I definitely enjoyed a nice calorie-filled christmas.  I know I haven't been very consistent with this blog, but things are about to change.  Along with me being more active, I will be making design changes here and there so please look forward to that. 

On to the Haul..
I recently made a big purchase from Korea for various BB Creams, CC Creams, Make-up , and Skincare products :) From brands like Skin79, Etude House, Tony Moly, Dr. Jart+, The Face Shop, Skinfood, Laneige, 3 Concept Eyes, Holika Holika and Leader's Insolution. So lots and lots of reviews coming hehe. I also just got the Urban Decay Naked 3 Palette, I'm so excited to play with it.

I am looking forward to getting this blog going. Please subscribe if you want to see the reviews or just to keep posted
thank you!!
xoxo Mari

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Skin79 Pink BB Cream Fake or Real: How to authenticate 2013

As you may know, there are a bunch of skin79 bb cream fakes being sold out there, It's never a good feeling to get duped so hopefully this will help better arm you in your online shopping adventures.

I've noticed people freaking out, thinking they got a fake product just because there was no authenticity sticker on their BB cream. Well, skin79 continually changes the product packaging to help prevent counterfeiting. As of January 2013 they have removed the authenticity label as well as several little changes to help you differentiate real from fake.

Here are some photos of an authentic skin79 Pink Triple Functions BB cream bought recently , straight from South Korea:

Side by side comparison with an old very used bottle from 2010
The new bottle is shorter
Both are Authentic

Description and directions available in English, Japanese, Chinese, and Korean printed on the inside.

Bottom of the box shows manufactured date and then expiration date
Manufactured on August 19, 2013
Expires: February 18, 2016

The top has a big round button and no seal.
Bottom of the bottle also shows manufactured date and then expiration date
Manufactured on August 19, 2013
Expires: February 18, 2016

Make sure the bottle and box match!

So if your Skin79 Pink Triple Functions BB Cream does not have an authenticity label please do  not panic as they have removed it. If yours has a label and was manufactured after January 2013 it most likely is a fake!

If you want to thoroughly check your BB Cream
Here is a more detailed history of the package changes for the skin79 Pink Triple Functions BB Cream from the official site:

This does not only apply to Skin79's Pink BB Cream but to several other products if you would like to check Skin79 Gold BB Cream or Beblesh Pact please check their notice on the Official Site Check it Out

Now you can check your BB Cream and find comfort in the fact that you have the real deal.
Reap all the happy BB Cream Goodness and benefits!

Not only do they change the packaging they also continually improve the product so a review of the new Skin79 Pink BB Cream will be coming soon.

Thank you 

Friday, December 20, 2013

VISS IPL Advanced Hair Removal Review and Results with photos

  I finally spent enough time with my VISS IPL Advanced (silver) System to review it. I purchased the skin rejuvenation lamp with it which came with one tube of pre-treatment conductive gel.

So here is what came in the box:
VISS IPL Silver Advanced System
What's in the box? 

Hair Removal Disposable Lamp Cartridge (mirror)

Skin Rejuvenation Disposable Lamp Cartridge (Green Light)

The box included:
• The VISS IPL Silver System
• Advanced IPL Hair Removal Disposable Lamp Cartridge (mirror)
• Protective Glasses
• Skin Rejuvenation Disposable Lamp Cartridge (Green Light)
• Skin Rejuvenation Pre-Treatment Conductive Gel
• Instructions

So on to my Review and Results...
I followed their recommended use. I did it consistently for 3 weeks about 3 times a week on one arm. Then I stopped and let it grow out for 3 months to see if it worked and compared both arms. Here are some photos of the results after I stopped the treatment for 3 months (excuse the hairiness lol) :
Arms Side by Side

No IPL treatments

3 months after 9 treatments

Results vary with each skin/hair type.
I stopped using it after the 3 months to see if the hair would grow back.
The hair grew back after about 6 months without treatment, although a bit sparser.


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