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Shiseido Hada Senka Perfect Watery Oil Review

Thoughts

I got the Perfect Watery Oil in a Shiseido Hada Senka set I bought! I haven’t really tried out many other cleansing oils because I’ve been very happy with my current cleansing oil. But since this one came in a set I was glad to try since it was small enough that if I didn’t like it, I wouldn’t be too unhappy about getting rid of it.

When it comes to cleansing oils I want ones that don’t feel overly oily on my face. Why? I feel ones that are overly heavy tend to stay on the face even after rinsing. Of course, the most important aspect is that it removes makeup and able to leave you feeling clean afterwards

The first thing I noticed about the Senka cleansing oil is that it doesn’t spread on the face very easily. Perhaps it’s due to the more watery nature, I’m not sure. It seems like I have to use a lot more product to be able to cover my whole face. It doesn’t seems to have a harder time to melt the makeup on my face, which also plays into me using more product. Although it seems to be doing fine with makeup removal department, it just needs a lot more product than others I’ve used.

I do not feel a thick layer of oil on my face though after I rinse it off so it gets points for that. Since it doesn’t leave a film, I haven’t experienced any acne from using the product, which also gets points.

Overall the product does its job. It’s not the best I’ve tried but it’s also not the worst I’ve tried either. If you’ve been having trouble finding a lighter formula then I’d say, give this one a try.

3/5

Skinfood Honey Moisture Gel 90 Review

Product Description

A moisturizing gel with 90% honey extract to hydrate sensitive, dry chapped skin. Gives rough skin nutrition and glow.

Thoughts

I’ve been using a few drugstore brands for moisturizers for a bit as I felt like I was spending too much for daytime moisturizers lately. I would rather spend a little more for my night regime than my morning since I put makeup on top of it. I tried out two Olay moisturizers but didn’t like either of them very much. In case anyone was wondering, it was the Olay Moisturizing Lotion Sensitive Skin and Olay Regenerist Luminous Tone Perfecting Cream, which started to dry up and flake on my skin (EEKS!). I decided to switch back to Asian brands because Olay was failing me.

I’ve mentioned before that I like when products have a more natural ingredients list because my skin is quite sensitive and acne prone. Honey is known to have many benefits for our skin including: being naturally antibacterial, provides moisture, and helps sooth our skin. Skinfood claims that this product contains 90% honey extract! Had to give that a try after seeing that in the product description.

First off, I would like to note that I don’t think the Honey Moisture Gel 90 is only meant for a face moisturizer. It’s basically meant for all body use. Which would explain the big size! I didn’t pay close attention to the size so when I received the product, I was surprised by how big the container was. Probably around the same size as the The Body Shop’s body butters. Which means, if you love it, this is great news LOL! Or if you don’t like it on your face, you can use it on the rest of your body :p.

I decided to go with a gel moisturizer this time around because I felt like I was starting to break out from the heavier creams I used during winter. Apparently adding face oils to my regime every night was too much for my skin to handle. The problem with gel moisturizers usually is that they are not moisturizing enough for most skin types – unless you have oily skin. I was hoping the honey extract would help in this particular problem. The texture of it is similar to other gel moisturizers. What makes it different is the slightly tacky feel. It applies on smooth, but after application if you lightly tap your face, there is a slight tackiness to it. Not enough to really bother me, but it does exist initially.

However, if you give the product some time to settle into the skin, I actually quite like it. It makes my skin feel quite moisturized, but not overly so where I feel like my face is a bucket of oil. I think if you expect it to be super moisturizing you’d be sadly disappointed. This is great for people with slightly oily skin or combination skin. If you have dry skin, I suggest that you stay away LOL! It is a good choice for the summer when you need a little bit of moisture without it irritating your skin as you sweat from the heat outside. It also hasn’t bothered my acne-prone skin so that’s always a plus!

I have not used it on the rest of my body so I cannot comment on that, but I think I’d usually prefer something more moisturizing for the rest of my body.

It doesn’t smell like honey to me, but there is a slight scent. Nothing overwhelming or distinct though.

3.5/5

Pipsticks Welcome Kit

Lately I’ve been kind of obsessed with planning! I’ll probably be publishing another post to talk about that :D But onto my Pipsticks mail!

The planner community seems to love their stickers. Somehow I had stumbled onto a subscription for stickers :o. Pipsticks has 4 different subscription plans:
Pro Club Classic ($14.95/MONTH): 15+ sheets of stickers, 1 postcard, 1 quote card
Pro Club Petite ($9.95/MONTH): 7+ sheets of stickers, 1 mini quote card
Kid’s Club Classic ($14.95/MONTH): 15+ sheets of stickers, 1 postcard, 4 sheets of craft paper
Kid’s Club Petite ($9.95/MONTH): 7+ sheets of stickers, 2 sheets of craft paper
Everything is in USD.

I’ve been trying to not spend so much lately but there was a deal and I thought I’d give it a try. I didn’t know that they actually had a welcome kit for new subscribers rather than the normal monthly ones. I was kind of excited to get a monthly one after seeing previews on their instagram, but oh well haha.



They come in these cool envelopes! I was excited to open it so.. I couldn’t wait and take pictures before opening LOL.



It came with this quote card featuring a quote from Katherine Hepburn, which I think will be cute in my planner!



I’m really excited to use these in my planner too!! Love the banners and bows.


Not so into these ones haha. What am I going to use the copyright sign for =\?




Stitch and Astroboy! I don’t know who the girl in the middle is >_< If you're interested in signing up for some stickers, use my link and get $5 off :)