Skin Care Review: Philosophy Skin Care

Just a heads up... This is going to be very picture heavy and long!

Hello everyone~!
I've been wanted to do this review for a while now.
I've been using all the products since Christmas and I gotta say, so far so good.

First I want to tell you guys what type of skin I have.
I have acne prone, sensitive and combination skin.
I get oily in my t-zone, and usually dry on my cheeks. Sometimes, it's vice-versa.
I Tend to break out the most on my cheeks. One in a while I'll breakout on my forehead.
I really dislike my skin because it's so hard to deal with and since it is hard to deal with, not a lot of products work on my skin.
Keep this in mind as you go through the review :)

My mom got a whole set of Philosophy stuff but since it smells AWFUL, I'm the only one using it.
What the set came with was a facial wash, exfoliating wash, moisturizer, and a micro peel thing.
Anyways, lets get started!

Okay, first up is the one-step facial cleanser called "purity"

The consistency is very milky but you don't need a lot to cover you're whole face.
I prefer something more foamy, but it does it's job well.
This also is the least bad smelling of all the products minus the micro-peel. 

So, what this product claims is that it 
"replaces your makeup remover, eye makeup remover, facial cleanser and toner, deep cleans pores, hydrates as it melts away makeup"
In my experience so far, it does not replace your eye makeup remover. I have to say, it does do a good job getting rid of my BB cream on my face but the eye makeup never goes away. It could be because I wear waterproof eye makeup due to my monolids. As for deep cleaning, hydrating, and the toner claim, I think it does the job. After I wash my face, my face feels amazingly soft and supple. This is a big up for me because my face usually gets dry after I wash my face. So the fact that I don't have to use a toner to get that supple feeling is amazing.

As for Cons (since I basically went over the pros) I can think of right now is the smell.
It smells awful. 
I don't even know how to describe it....

Would I purchase again?
Well.... Probably not. Not only is Philosophy Skin care stuff super expensive, it smells terrible. It does do an amazing job but not enough for me to look over the smell. I mean you would think for something so expensive, they would at least do something about the smell >.>
If they sell things that are not scented, I would buy more Philosophy things.

Next is the exfoliating wash.
It doesn't claim anything so sadly, I cannot troll on them LOL.
I use this every now and then at night instead of using the facial wash.
For me it feels very gel like until you rub it around.
And whatever is in there is really "micro" and you can hardly feel them on your face.

Pros: I face feels nice, clean, and radiant after use.
Cons: Smells AWFUL. Worse than the facial wash. My face is dry after use ):
Would I buy it again?: Nope. I rather get the micro peel thing which I will mention later in this post.

Now is the hope in a jar's moisturizer.
Once again, doesn't have the "claims" other than the fact that it's for all skin types.
It has a very very creamy and rich consistency. It feels like whipped cream (maybe a little heavier than whipped cream..) on you're face until you rub it in. When you rub it in, it feels like butter.

Pros: I LOVE the consistency and it moisturizes so well! It really is amazing.. You have to try it to believe the awesomeness of this moisturizer. Not only that, a small amount goes a long way. When I use it at night and wake up the next morning, my face feels as soft as a baby's butt. Can you imagine that? Smooth as a baby's butt on an acne prone skin? It's AMAZING!
Cons: Can you guess? Yes, the smell. I hate the smell. When you put it on your face, you can smell the thing. It's awful. But honestly, It does such an amazing job that I can over look the smell :)
Would I buy it again?: Most definitely! It's so worth the money.

Woo! These are the last products I'm going to talk about.
Thanks for sticking with me guys!

Okay, this is a two step process.
First you put this yellow thing on your face then, using the small tube, put the product over the yellow stuff.
The yellow stuff kinda feels like a thick lemon scrub and smells like lemon zest :) Finally, a product I don't mind smelling.

Then it gets all foamy and stuff! It's pretty cool :)
When it is on your face, it does feel a little warm as it turns foamy.
It's no biggie on my skin and it warns you on the back of the product.
In order to get the foamy consistency, you do have to put a generous amount of both products.

Pros: The yellow thing smells pretty good. Like I said earlier, it does smell like lemon zest. This really gets rid of the dead skin on your face, leaving your skin radiant.
Cons: Oh goodness... The product in the tubes... smells the worst out of the whole products I used. It makes me cringe before I even open it because I know it smells terrible. Not only that, I can't get the foamy consistency on my face unless I do use a generous amount.
Would I buy again?: Probably not with my own money LOL. I really like this stuff but I can live with using St. Ives' cheap but working (And nice smelling!) products

Wow that was a lot of crap I talked about @-@
Have you guys tried philosophy products? If so do you recommend anything for me?
Thanks for reading guys ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ 

Nail art: tutorial + updates!

Hi guys!
I got my lazy butt to do a nail tutorial.
It's really simple and not at all time consuming.

Here are some before and after pictures:


And after without flash...

And with flash :)

You can check out my tutorial here:

In other news, I finally cleaned my room.  (ノ◕ヮ◕)ノ*:・゚✧
I would give you before pictures of that too but I don't want to horrify you guys LOL
So this will be like a quick room tour thing.

This is a view from my bed to my desk.
as you can see, I am a JYJ fan but not really.
The only reason I have JYJ up there is because of Jaejoong <3 ohohoho

And this is a view from my door.
It's a super small bedroom but I don't mind.
I mean all I do is reblog on tumblr and blog all day and occasionally eat and watch dramas in here.
How much space do I really need to do that? ♪( ´▽`)

Personal: Update on my not so exciting life #o3

Hello everyone!
Have you notice something new about my blog?
I mean it's kinda obvious.. LOL but i did change my layout and I'm really pleased with it.
Do you guys like it?
I still have to get a nice banner instead of the crappy one I have.
I'll probably end up asking my boyfriend to make one for me ♪(´ε` )

Anyways, I just wanted to a quick update since I am going to have a long weekend.
Hopefully something exciting happens.

But this is pretty not very exciting update (as you can tell by my title LOL)
I'm just going to share what I had for dinner.

I had 떡국! (Tteokguk)
It's Korean rice cake soup thing made up of beef broth, some soy sauce, rice cake and we threw in a little bit of dumplings.
We usually eat this during Korean New Years but there is never a bad time to have 떡국 ( ´ ▽ ` )ノ

Outfit of the day o1.27.12

Whats uupppp
It's really warm today.
Actually it's been warming up this whole week.
I kinda like it because I can wear my shorts and skirts but I don't like it because it only snowed once this year >.>
I want a huge snow storm so I and miss school >3<

Anyways... onto my OOTD

I wore my forever 21 dress with a cardigan and knee high socks <3
oh and a scarf. I was debating on scarf or necklace... Since I was running a little late this morning and couldn't find my necklace, I went with the scarf.

Since I was camwhoring already with my outfit, I took a picture with Nari.
Don't mind my awkward face LOL

And here is me, not so awkward but still camwhoring face lol.
If you guys have noticed.... i only have double eyelid on one side.. Thats because of my false lashes.
I'm pretty sure i mentioned this in other posts about how i have too much fat on one of the lids?
I'm about to go buy eyelid tape so it evens out :P

Oh! and a quick update on my life, me and my younger sister decided that we are going to do dance covers on our free time haha!
I wonder how that will turn out :P

DIY: Nordic Patterned Box

Hello everyone!
So last Christmas, I decorated some mugs for three of my friends and I LOVED doing it.

I really liked making the nordic pattern one (the one on the far left), and if you know me, I am OBSESSED with Nordic patterns.
I don't know why. They are like pretty but not pretty... LOL;

So anyways, I had this box from this english project I had to do.
It just sat on my desk holding my loose change and such.
It's like my piggy bank I guess.
I really got tired of the dull and boring box so I decided to personalized it.
I wish I took a picture of how dull it looked ):
But it was one of the cheap wooden boxes you find at your local craft store for like $5

So first I just painted the whole box white with acrylic paint.
I had to do a few layers because I had written all over it.

Now that it's all nicely coated in white, it gives me a clean base to do my design

Now here you can see that i just used the same pattern I did on my mug ( I know I'm not the most creative person).
I didn't use acrylic paint here though.
Because I had porcelain paint left from painting the mugs, I just used that.
In case you are wondering, I used the OUTLINE paint, not just the.. paint paint.
You'll know what I mean if you go to your craft store or google it.
What this does is give it a texture of puffy paint.
I recommend using puffy paint... but I just used what I had around the house.

Continuing with my box, I added a moose thing on the top!
I'm just finishing up my boarders and....

all done and I'm super happy with the results.
My boyfriend says that it matches my tights

Haha I guess it does :P
Now I can store my money in stylleee... I guess haha!

Outfit and Makeup of the Day o1.24.12

Helloooooo everyone.
Today was pretty warm compared to what the weather has been lately
But it has been super super fogy in the morning.
Anyways, it was warm enough for me to throw on a skirt so I did :)

I still wore a jacket over my outfit just in case because I get cold super easily T_T;

Basically its just the oversized sweater i bought at the thrift shop, over a pink chiffon button up shirt, over a close to nude pink tank top.
For the bottom its just a lacy skirt I bought at a shopping center near Hanaro
I finished it off with a knee high socks and my brown oxfords.
I would've taken a picture of the FULL outfit but I'm not allowed to wear shoes inside (being the Asian I am ohohoho)

To match my outfit, I did a slight wing with shimmery pink eye shadow on the bottom
I'm not sure if you guys can see the pink though >.>;
Also, as you can see, used my flasies :D
I didn't coat the bottom lashes to make it look nice a clean

Yup that's it.
On a side note, I was thinking about changing my blog layout.
Should I? I'm not sure because I'm getting sick of my layout already but changing it takes me hours and hours because I am pretty indecisive.

Personal: Adventures with Ava and journey to Lil Thingamajigs

On Sunday, I decided to not do my homework and hang out with my friend Ava!

LOL I don't think she'll be very happy that I posted that picture...
We didn't take a decent picture because she kept making faces. Sigh LOL;

We went to the thrift store first. I ended up buying an oversized sweater and a nice blouse button up thing.
Ava didn't buy anything ): that butthole.
Then we went over to Shilla Bakery where we awkwardly walked passed Five Guys (AMAZING FOOODDDD) where Ava's geometry teacher was on a date.
Even more awkward... My friend Hooin came out of Five Guys and said hi to us... Then shook our hands... That weirdo LOL
After all the awkwardness, we went to Shilla and ate samples and such.
We didn't spend much time there because I wanted to go to Thingamajig!

Ahh the Asian goodies that are over priced LOL;

Sticker picture!

I "bought" falsies!
They give me double eyelids on one eye but not the other because there is too much fat on my lid LOL;
I want to wear them to school but they look so dramatic... I think I will anyways tomorrow :D

I also bought a pencil and some lead. Today, I bought a pencil case when I followed my sister there when she was buying her friend a present

She bought her friend a JYJ poster thing that included 10 posters.
So my sister let me steal one so I can drool over Jaejoong all day LOL <3

My youngest sister got this pillow thing...
LOL my Dog looked so cute walking around with this thing around her neck.

Anyways... back to what happened Sunday

After we spent a good amount of time at thingamajigs, we went to grandmart so Ava can have her ddukboki.
We just sat around and talked about our lives lolol
We decided to go for starbucks and as we waited for our ride back home.

Yup. That's pretty much it LOL
I need to go practice putting on my lashes because I suck at putting them on.
Any tips?

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