Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Sheet masks I bought from Aliexpress




Sheet masks have been very popular lately and who can blame them? They’re so easy to use and convenient. And there are so many out there, who knows which one to use?

It was only a matter of time since Aliexpress would bring a variety of sheet masks to the people. I found a store and ordered some masks, got lucky and received them. Don’t remember the name of the store, but they were friendly and did their job. Even put me something extra in the package, some type of hair holder. It was cute to see how some suppliers are so kind and others were so mean, that was one if not the main reason I closed my account there, but will talk about that later.

The majority of masks were from Bioaqua, a brand chart-topping on this site. The types I bought were face masks, eye masks and lips masks.

Speaking of the face masks, they were fine, had more than enough substance and had a nice, calming smell. Neither of them irritated my skin or had any other negative effect. The size was a bit large for my face. Whatever it was rose essence or honey, they made my skin more hydrated, at the surface. They have a medium performance in terms of hydrating your skin so don’t expect a full, deep hydration. The substance, however, it’s just too much to use one time.
The eye masks were a gift to my mother. She used it a couple of time and they had a similar effect, they hydrated the skin but didn’t do wonders. Not that we’d expect, but when you read their description you found so many wonderful capacities and butterflies and unicorns that just raise your expectations.

The lip masks were fun to wear and I used them in a period when I really needed it, after a cold. It has the consistency of a jelly sheet, covers the mouth entirely, no matter how your lips are. To be honest, my lips were in a bad shape then and I used on top of this lip mask lip balms so can’t really say if they recovered because of it or not. It certainly did help, but can’t say for sure to what extent.

The negative part is that I couldn’t read the ingredients and their labels were just nonsense sometimes. Sure, the price was incredible and they were delivered, but this uncertainty, not really knowing what I use is enough for me to stop buying them. Not to mention that when I ordered other things, not cosmetics, they didn’t come and some of the suppliers were totally rude. I deleted my account on Aliexpress as a way to stay faithful to my belief. Skin care is important and if you’re not 100% sure about a product don’t use it. Believe in your instincts.

Until next time, take care.
A.

Saturday, May 11, 2019

Cien Refreshing Facial Wipes vs Cien Tropical Summer Facial Cleansing Wipes



Began using facial wipes not long ago because they are convenient in removing make-up faster. Firstly I bought the standard version from Lidl, the Cien Refreshing Facial Wipes for normal & combination skin. A few days later I saw they even had a summer edition and decided to buy them too and see which one was better.

Both contain 25 pieces and as I was writing this I was reading their packages and stumbled upon something both curious and upsetting. Another similarity they have is that they are both meant to remove waterproof mascara, a test I had them take. After I used the Cien mascara, I used them to remove it and they both did a pretty good job. 

While I was reading the ingredients and I saw that they were way too similar. Both of them contain almond oil and vitamin E and state they don’t have any alcohol and dyes. This raised my suspicions, could they be the same thing, only different package?

So I began searching for differences. The summer edition also has aloe vera and bisabolol, an ingredient used for calming the skin, especially the sensitive one. The thing that attracted me towards the summer edition was because I had a pleasurable experience in the past using the scrubs

They clean decently the skin and leave it smooth. Of course, this is just a step in the cleaning process of the skin, but it’s a step that can make more enjoyable. The packages have good dimensions and are practical. 

If I had to choose it wouldn’t be based on their power of cleaning, but on the smell. While the standard version has a nice, calming smell, remembering me of the Cien cream, the summer edition is more extravagant and has a strong dark berries smell. So for me the winner is the summer edition. That doesn’t mean I’m not going to use them both.

Until next time, take care of your skin.
A.

Sunday, April 28, 2019

April's favorites


Happy Easter everyone!

Here are some products I used to look more appealing to the Easter bunny. Did you have a special look for this special occasion?

The products you can see above are:

Miomare Blush Brush.