All posts tagged: korres

Makeup Removers and Me

One thing you might notice on your journey into eye makeup doom exploration is that straight up facial cleanser won’t do it any more. You might emerge from splashing your face with water, dejected at the many, many, many glitters and smudgy crap left on your eyelids. Waterproof mascara, for example, is the bane of my makeup existence. But, don’t despair! Makeup removers are here to help. LANEIGE EYE AND LIP WATERPROOF REMOVER I don’t have a lot of makeup remover experience because I found my HG eye makeup remover early on. Laneige is a Korean brand that has recently turned cruelty-free. I was able to try a sample that Sarie scored for me, and I bought a full size after I used that up. It took me a while to repurchase this because they used to not be CF. This is a super-gentle and super-effective eye makeup remover. It does wonders on stubborn, stain-y lip colors, too. I use this on my eye and lip makeup, following it up with a facial cleanser, if …

Empties No. 1

Hello everyone! This is my first empties post, and it’s quite sizeable. It’s mostly skin care and bath stuff, though, so if you are looking for makeup empties, feel free to skip on this! — Maybelline The Falsies Mascara: It was time to throw it out as I stretched it to 6 months, like a Josie Gross-y. I really liked this mascara, but I won’t be repurchasing as it’s not cruelty-free. — Etude House Proof 10 Eye Primer: Throwing it out because it has become too tacky for me to work with. I won’t be repurchasing as I prefer other eye primers.

Cleaning Up My Act: Cruelty-Free Facial Cleansers

I’ve been slowly eliminating non Cruelty-Free products from my daily routine. I started by targeting my makeup, and I think I’ve been doing pretty well, though I’ve had a few slip-ups since making my pledge (I bought Maybelline Color Whispers). I realized that animal testing doesn’t stop at makeup. Facial cleansers are also a part of that. When Wiji pointed out that newer packaging of St. Ives neglected to include “Not Tested on Animals” as it always had, I was compelled to check my skin care, too. Apparently, they were acquired by Unilever, which is a company that tests on animals. I’m currently working through a large bottle of shu uemura’s cleansing oil, which is the best makeup remover I’ve tried, by far. I’m still looking for cruelty-free alternatives, but we have that little bit left from the bottle, as well as a few samples, to tide us over while we look for other makeup removers. Here are cruelty-free facial cleansers I’ve tried so far. Korres Milk Proteins Cleansing & Make-Up Remover Wipes I use …

First Zuneta Haul: Look & Swatches

A haul post—again?! Settle down, folks, I have a lot of reasons for this purchase. Granted, they may not be the best reasons but they’re reasons nonetheless. Also, these were purchased quite a while after I placed my first ASOS order. They got here quickly just because orders about £100 get a free upgrade to Express shipping. 🙂 In celebration of Valentines, Zuneta offered a 20% off coupon on all purchases so I jumped at the chance! Zuneta carries select brands like Korres, Hourglass, Rouge Bunny Rouge, and a personal favorite of mine, Le Métier de Beauté. I have been eying Le Métier de Beauté’s Indelible Inks and Rouge Bunny Rouge (because I want to see if I want to purchase them on my Japan trip), so this was the perfect opportunity. Here’s what I got! Le Métier de Beauté Indelible Ink Eyeliner in Castalia and Artemis Le Métier de Beauté True Color Eyeshadow in Alexandrite Rouge Bunny Rouge Colour Burst Lipstick in Whim of Mine Rouge Bunny Rouge Long-Lasting Eyeshadow in Solstice Halcyon Rouge …

ASOS Haul: Part 1 + Quick Reviews

Hey everyone! Long time, no see. I present to you the first part of my ASOS haul, ordered way back in January! I love ASOS because it has a wide range of beauty products, and of course, it ships items for free. The downside is that I get items about three weeks to a month after placing the order. If I can wait for the item, then I don’t mind! Now, for my loot, which came in two parts, because I was trying to keep each of my totals under £30. Korres Milk Proteins Cleansing & Make-Up Remover Wipes (£7) I’ve always wanted to try Make-Up Remover Wipes, so I got this for £7. It’s alright, nothing great. It’s a bit hard to use for eye makeup as well, just because it stings a wee bit. It works okay for the other parts of the face, but I’m sure there are better, gentler wipes that are easier to get a hold of. Will not repurchase. Korres Lip Butter in Jasmine (£7) Great product. I love …