Sunday, July 5, 2009

Lunasol Morning Wakening Massage

Just a quick blurb...
I kept forgetting to use this Morning Wakening Massage gel until now. I got this as part of the Lunasol Anniversary Base Makeup Set.
This is a hefty sample, with 10g of product. It sells for 45,000won(about $35USD) for 40g at the Lotte Department Store and $49.00USD on Ichibankao.
It's got a very pleasant florally fruity scent so it kinda wakes you up. It comes in a lovely frosted glass jar, so pretty for a sample!

The first time I used the gel, I didn't like it because it felt sticky afterwards. I used maybe about a quarter size and just did a quick 2 minute massage on my face. After massaging there's no need to rinse and the gel should absorb into your skin, but it didn't feel like it absorbed very well.

The next few times I used the gel, I used a smaller amount, about a nickel size, and only massaged my cheek and forehead areas. After massaging, I used a tissue to blot any access gel and this prevented my skin from feeling sticky.
I use this after cleansing my face but before toner and lotion. My skin didn't feel dry or tight afterwards, just soft and smooth.

The gel is great at letting my fingers slide around easily on my face. I just massage my cheeks and marionette lines and use my fingers to massage little circles on my forehead. It feels very nice but I don't feel that this is a necessity.
I wish I had more time in the morning to use this massage gel, but because I already wake up early and don't want to do anything, this isn't a "must have" item for me.

This is my mini photoshoot studio for my products hehehe. I just use a piece of black or white paper and prop it up with something, in this case, a tube of lotion.
When I put the item down to take a picture, it's usually heavy enough to hold the base of the paper so I get a nice smooth background.
Depending on the lighting, you won't get a shadow behind the product and it looks a lot nicer than taking it on a regular wall background.

I felt like Indian food yesterday, so I went back to Yeti in Hongdae with a few friends. I can't tell you the directions because it's kinda confusing. Let's just say, if you walk around enough around Hongdae near some of the clubs, you should see a Smoothie King. The restaurant is right next to it in the basement.
This is the "Yeti Special" for 13,000won. It also includes naan and chai tea, but I didn't get a picture. When i got this dish, I was like, "this is so small!!!" But surprisingly, this was really filling, I didn't even finish everything. The tandoori chicken was so tender and flavourful, the potatoes perfectly cooked and drizzled with oil that had a hint of cumin. The butter chicken was very aromatic and the chicken pieces were so tender. The yellowish curry I wasn't too sure what it was. It had rice and it was just good haha.

I apologize for the lack of..umm..postings and such. Haven't been in blogging mode for a while. I need to purchase more stuff!!! So you probably won't see me pumping out more than 2-3 posts a week.
Did I tell you I've booked my plane ticket home? But I don't know when I'll get my e-ticket since I'm waiting for the school to pay. I'm leaving right at the end of August. Too little time now!

24 comments:

donnarence said...

urgh.. that massage gel costs high.. hihi.. but for a 10g sample it is definitely nice to test the product.. your photo studio is cute!!

ning * star said...

hooo... cute! the food looks really tasty xD

Jamilla Camel said...

Thanks for the review! Tasty Indian food--yum!

Great news about your ticket home!

Sherry said...

we have indian food in malaysia, but I think the taste still the best in india :)

miss wiggle said...

I can't wait to have some Indian again! Haven't had it since college! Haha I like your "studio" setup! It gives the product photos quite an artistic flair. Thumbs up!

mszcheysser said...

Wow. That's so expensive! I don't have that much to spend - but thanks for sharing your thoughts on it ;) The photoshooting area is sooo cute, haha.

C. said...

the packaging is simple yet elegant! very nice :)

izumi said...

hahah i love your little set :) we do that with backgrounds all the time here at school ! xD

Jenn said...

I got the wakening gel a few weeks ago. I don't use i t much since I think it makes me breakout-boo.

mmh the food looks yummy-I always think that my plate is too small but then i never finish it all.

-Yu- said...

So expensive~~! good to hear you are able to fit it to your likings. MMM that looks so good. I always get that reaction, "They give so little!" But it ends up more than enough. Guess the eyes are really greedy. :d

Catherine said...

Love your little photo studio - what a great idea! :D

' * : . b | u 3 . : * ' said...

The massage gel reminds me of the Etude House massage mask! It doesn't do much either other than facilitating face massage I guess. Your food is making me hungry :)

Jess said...

Thanks for sharing your mini hoto studio! Yes, I gagree, it looks much nicer than in front of a regular wall background. ;)

Edna said...

Wow the Lunasol morning wakening massage gel is expensive, but I guess it's worth it since you use so little! You're so creative with your product photoshoot. It looks mighty professional :)

ilovepink said...

it looks good!! i only tried indian food once.. and it was okay.. i wanna try it again some day hehe

kylie said...

i like ur mini photoshoot idea! ive actually been using my blanket.. hehe. and omg i LOVE indian food!! ur making me hungryy. yay i bet ur excited to come back home!

my_makeup_mania said...

I like the food pic! NOM NOM!

♡ Nic Nic ♡ said...

that looks cute and yummmy! sounds like an interesting product.... but expensive!

mint said...

Dx i wish i'm not so lazy in the mornings. sounds nice to use.

paperdollrevenge said...

Mmmmmm food! Looks and sounds yummy!

That Lunasol jar is very nice looking!

Ohhh you booked your ticket home already! Are you going to haul like mad before you head home?!

MiuMiu said...

sherry:
I wish I could go one day..and get my fill of indian food hehe

Miss.Friendz said...

I have a sample of the Morning Wakening Massage gel as well, and you're totally right it's not a must have item. I still get that sticky feeling after blotting, which I presume has something to do with the humidity in HK.

fuzkittie said...

Mmm I do the same thing using Beautymaker's Wakening Gel, first step in teh morning. It's soooo great, not sticky even if I used too much!! :D Hehe. But the LUnasol one does smell very nice. Oo I should use a mini studio for my product photos... if I'm not so lazy.. hahaha.

shanghainese Dumpling said...

Thanks for the review, that's something to look forward to hehe