Hiya Bloggie Friends! It’s been 3 months since my last blog post, kudos to everyone who’s still around!
If you follow me on instagram, you would have seen my adventures in Japan (again) and Korea. Japan is one of those countries where there is so much to do and see. We literally had ramen almost everyday for 2 weeks while we were there. We even queued up hour and half for some ramen joints. Everything we ate were delicious.
Korea too was awesome. We traveled to Busan, Jeju and Seoul. Seoul was by far my favourite city in Korea (probably because of all the skincare and makeup stores every where). Our hotel was located right in the middle of Myeongdong, one of the biggest shopping district in Seoul. I was constantly lured into stores with shop assistants waving free Korean sheet masks in my face. Being the sucker I am, I fell right into their trap. Initially I wanted to purchase only a few from each store just to try it out but then I realised stores in Korea encourage buying in bulk (ie buy 10 get 10 free). To reap the bargains, that’s what I did bought larger quantities. The sheet masks price in Korea ranges from $0.60 to $1.20AUD per mask which is really good compared to what’s being sold in Sephora Australia.
Who would of thought sheet masks were so heavy?? It added extra 5kg of weight to my baggage, luckily we flew Cathay Pacific and had 30kg. The stores I mainly shopped at were Etude House, The Face Shop, Missha, Nature Republic, Tony Moly, Olive Young (for Dr Jart+) and Innisfree. So far the only ones I’ve used are Tony Moly x Pokemon sheet masks. I bought them when we first arrived in Korea and used them almost daily. Being on so many flights this trip, I found it has really helped my skin maintain hydration.
I also bought two boxes of mask from Japan as well, haven’t started using them yet so not much to talk about it yet.
Anyway I hope you enjoyed my Korean sheet mask stash! Are you a fan of sheet mask?
Everything purchased with my own $$.
Happy New Year to all my readers! At the beginning of each year, I like to do a massive clean out of food and products. I was going through my beauty room on the weekend, sorting through all my expired beauty products. I really hate wasting so a lot of the times I don’t throw out expired products and try to find another use for it. Of course if the product smells, texture changed or has started separating, in the bin it goes.
What To Do With Expired Beauty Products
- Facial Cleansers – There are many uses for old cleansing products. I’ve cleansed my makeup brushes with facial cleansers and also as a shaving cream on my legs. If you’re a beauty blogger, save the cleansers to remove swatches on the arm or hand.
- Face Moisturisers – Moisuriser can be used on other areas not as sensitive as the face. I use it on my arms, legs and feet.
- Shampoos – If you’re looking for ideas on what to do with old shampoo, I use mine to wash clip-on hair extensions or wigs.
- Conditioners – A few months ago, we washed our dog who was going through his annual molt. It ended up matting his fur, so we used conditioner as a detangler to remove the knots.
- Lip balms– Lip balms can be use on cuticles to help soften and reduce any dryness. I’ve read lip balms can also be used to minimise foot blisters by applying a layer of lip balm to reduce the friction caused by new shoes.
- Foundations – Foundations can be used to cover any uneven skin on arms and legs such as bruises or mosquito bites.
- Facial oils – I keep my old Rosehip oil and use it on the heels of my foot and put on a pair of socks so I don’t get my carpet oily.
- Eye Shadows – Old eye shadows can be used for art and crafty projects. Katie from Running With A Glue Gun shows how to re-purpose eye shadows and create a beautiful painting.
- Mascaras – You can convert the mascara brush into a brow brush, just make sure you wash off the mascara first.
- Lip sticks – Lipsticks can also be re-purposed for arts and craft. I scribbled with an old lipstick to create the photo above.
- Body Mist/Perfumes – Perfumes can be sprayed on bed sheets, curtains or bathroom and pretty much anywhere. It’s even possible to create a DIY Home Diffuser with old perfume.
Do you re-purpose expired beauty products?
Well guysss! This review is well overdue, I purchased the Jill Stuart Layer Blush Compact blush a year and a half ago! I bought it during my trip to Taiwan and I took these photos as soon as I got home. It’s just been conveniently sitting in my drafts.
When I was walking around at a major department store in Taiwan, the Jill Stuart makeup counter lured me in with all their pretties. This is my first ever purchase from Jill Stuart and I’ve always admired how beautifully package their products are… so elegant and shiny!!
A design evoking the concept of the compact being created from a single large emerald. An octagonal cut has been pressed into the surface of the blush, and the brush has a Swarovski rhinestone attached.
The blush comes with a retractable brush and can be also detached from the blush. It literally took me 6 months to use this because I didn’t want to ruin such a pretty little thing. The bristles on the brush is soft yet still applies on nicely. I think this compact is great for traveling although I haven’t personally taken it with me. I’m worried it’ll get scratched in my makeup bag.
In the photo above, I’ve individually swatched each colour and also a combination of the four. This blush is slightly on the sheer side and I personally think it’s more suitable for people with fair skin. It looks natural on and gives off a subtle glow. It’s a good quality blush, blends amazingly and last all day. A bit on the pricey side but it’s nice to have in my makeup collection.
Have you tried any Jill Stuart makeup?
Purchased by me.