Friday, January 2, 2009

Officially 8 More Months

Good morning everyone on the otherside of this world and good evening to those on my side of the planet =)
8 more months! Well..not really, more like 8-1/2 months left in Korea.
So I ended up not seeing Bolt, so sad...I didn't think that many people would be watching movies on New Year's Eve and New Year's Day. According to my co-teacher, most of the theatres take reservations for ticket purchase...blah I say! Did you know that in Korea when you purchase a movie ticket, you don't wait in line. Instead, you take number and wander around the theatre till it's your turn. I like that idea.
Remember from me last post I talked about the Smile Cheek Pearls? Well I tried as hard as I could to take a picture with it on. I'm not very good at taking self pictures without making myself look chubby XD Also, my nose is huge... soooo...cellphone cameras don't do justice for me.

This was just a look that I usually do, especially if I don't feel like having noticable colors on my eyes, but this time I added the EH Smile Cheek Pearls to show everyone what it looks like. I'm starting to use the pearls on top of my blush everyday, I love the pearly sheen it leaves. I don't think you'd really notice it cuz of the picture quality, but it's there ~.^

The Items: (I should take a picture of the items next time to make it easier than listing everything)
Majolica Majorca BR742
KATE Square Cut Liner BR3
Coffret D'or BE-178
DejaVu Fiberwig
T'estimo blush in PK-18
Skinfood Aloe Sun BB Cream #2
Etude House Smile Cheek Pearls
Lavshuca Loose Powder Lucent

I always apply my blush (and the Cheek Pearls) on an angle towards the hair line to help soften the roundness of my face.

Moving on, I got a few samples of the Skinfood Black Sesame Hot Mask and I finally decided to try it out. Thank goodness I didn't buy the whole thing because this irritated my face before it was time to wash it off @__@
The Black Sesame Hot Mask is one of Skinfood's newest addition to the face packs.
"The mask opens up pores with warm heat of sald and sugar powder and eliminates waste material in a rough skin affected by the accumulated keratin. It provides an amazing silkiness to skin with nourishing black sesame extract"
These English translations crack me up. After cleansing your skin, you apply the mask while your face is still damp and massage it slightly. You leave it on for 3-5 minutes then rinse off and voila!

Well, the bad news is there was no warmth whatsoever. It smelled like a really strange black sesame soup dessert thing and it also irritated my skin. I don't think I do well with Skinfood's wash off packs. My skin is too sensitive to the masks that I don't even want to try any other wash off packs. I've tried the Herb Green Tea Pack and washed it off before I even fully applied it because it felt kinda burn-y.
Good news is, you now know what the mask looks like and how I don't like it. XD

This stuff looks like a black gooey mess. The rough sesame seeds make it difficult to spread and massage it evenly. I left it on for 5 minutes, I really shouldn't have as it didn't feel too nice. Looks nasty doesn't it. You can notice my face was starting to get a bit pink because of the mask >_<
Hmmm..I don't seem to look that different without makeup hehe

I hope everyone had a fun New Year's. I was thinking about when my makeup obsession started and it was in the fall of 2007. I'm pretty sure it was when I discovered the Muse's blog and the lovely Majolica Majorca and Lavshuca winter palette. I liked makeup prior to that but never really thought about the colors, application etc etc. It's so exciting now! XD I think my resolution should be only to buy makeup pieces I need.


ning * star said...

hi dear,I wonder how come the mask didn't have any heating effects on you?

Previously I did try it and end up I got skin burn~~
The heat will only produce once you leave it on your face without any massage.It is a very thick sesame mud type( I think this is the best way I can describe it)

Anyway...I hope one day you will able to get a good wash off mask for your face...

8 more moths to go...cheer up my dear <3

=- Junista -= said...

I got some samples of black sugar mask and sake serum too. I kinda like the sugar mask but I got some pimples after using the serum :-(

I never thought of wearing make up until a year ago too. been in love with them after since. I bet you will love to play with it!

Happy New Year!

Yumeko/Bittenbefore said...

ahh i am always lazy to use masks that have little bits as i thnk they will fall off and make a mess whilst i am doing something else [multi tasking is important to me haahhaa]

8.5 months to go? any chance u will come to tokyo? else i'll see u in seoul! probably march i think. cos i got trips lined up for jan and feb already

blahsayblah said...

Yaay, u tried to take a picture. (: Hmm..that sesame mask doesn't seem too pleasant, hehe.

Yumeko-chan said...

i hope you don't mind me asking. What do you need in order to get a job teaching English in a country like Korea?? I'm a Canadian Citizen, fluent in English and Chinese :P

fuzkittie said...

I love your nose! I wish my nose was more pronounced... I try to use blush to soften my BIG ROUND face too, hahaha. Happy new year!!

ko0ty said...

Ooh that Skinfood Black Sesame mask looks interesting... I love the black sesame dessert so I might be inclined to eat it. JK! Happy new year darling.

M said...

your so cuuuute!

i actually don't like black sesame dessert so putting it on my face is questionable too :P

8 months seems so long and so short all at the same time~

happy new year!

Kimberly Tia said...

oh nooooo it irritated your face!

and i DO see the slight redness, what a really great blog entry tho girl, even with the pix, helps me out big time, because my poor face is super sensitive.

at least it's just a sample gone to waste and a full size serving of it you'll be stuck with.

I just purchased myself the Skinfood banana yogurt mask full size, so I hope it works out.

have a great weekend!!

acutelife said...

oh oh, you really shouldnt leave the mask too long. when you feel a hint of itchiness you should remove it straight away.but good thing it doesnt cause other prob to your skin :)
are you not going to extend your teaching contract there??
and re big nose. do you know in chinese belief they value big nose so much coz it is said big round nose brings good luck and fortune to its owner!! my dad has a big round nose and he is so proud of it ^___^ my new niece inherit it from him and my dad couldnt be happier :D

paperdollrevenge said...

Skin Food should give you more freebies to review, hehehe. Sorry to hear this one didn't work out for you though, although the English translation cracks me up too! "eliminates waste material in a rough skin" - waste material in my skin? Ewwwww gross! ;)

8 months sounds like a nice amount of time, maybe things will be better and before you know it, you'll be out of there!

The Secret was a pretty easy read, I read most or half of it one or two pages at a time (over a month or so) since the sections are pretty much broken down and small, and it's easy to pick up wherever you leave off. =P

Iyah said...

Ohhh Skinfood!!! :D

Yeah they just restock some MUFE e/l that's why I was able to snag one :D

No, I don't know how long it takes me to finish them because I barely use them. I like looking at them. That's how crazy I am. hahah :p

The Pore Clear one is really good. No it doesn't dry my face out. Hopefully it will work :D