Friday, July 25, 2014

[Review] Cure Natural Aqua Gel vs. Tony Moly Appletox

Hi! Hi!
Today, I decided to try a comparison review between two popular peeling products on the market today;



The first is Cure Natural Aqua Gel which a popular product in Japan. It's a gentle gel with a watery constancy. It has no fragrance or colours so it's very natural and good for your skin.

The other is Tony Moly Appletox a popular peeling product in South Korea. It's a moisturizing peel which looks and smells like a green apple and it uses fresh green apples, papaya and other veggies to nourish your skin.

Both products are very popular products and both claim to peel dead and dry skin from your face (and neck) to reveal fresh, healthy skin underneath. 
Let's compare the two products today!

Packaging; 



Cure Natural Aqua Gel comes in a pump which is really nice. It's hygienic and dispenses the perfect amount of product for you. The packaging is clear so you can see the product easily as well.



Tony Moly Appletox comes in the cutest apple shaped container however you have to dip your fingers into the product to get it and the product doesn't come with a spatula.

Overall: I prefer the Cure packaging, the Tony Moly is really cute of course but it's impractical for storing and it's easy to get too much product out at one time. The cure also has all the information on the back but the Tony Moly doesn't.
I think both are okay to travel with, the big size makes it difficult but both products can be transferred to smaller containers easily.

Price; 

Cure Natural Aqua Gel is quite expensive, it's listed on yestyle at AU$57.90 for 250g.

The Tony Moly Appletox is AU$16.90 for 80g.
You can buy three Tony Moly Appletox for less than the cost of one Cure (and get more product that way).

Overall: The Tony Moly is much better value for money. To my knowledge both products only come in the one size as well so you can't buy smaller or bigger sizes either so you've got to decide if you want less product for cheaper or more product for more money.


Scent; 

Cure Natural Aqua Gel doesn't have a scent so if you're sensitive to scents or fragrances you should try this one. 

Tony Moly Appletox has a strong green apple smell so if you dislike apple smells or are sensitive to scent this might not be for you. It's not a strong or over whelming scent so I don't think it's something to be too concerned over. 

Overall; Depends on what you prefer. I love the smell of the green apples so I like the Tony Moly but it's up to you and what your skin likes. 

Consistency

Cure Natural Aqua Gel is actually not like it's name, it's much more of a watery consistency then a gel consistency, and it's very gentle on your skin.





Tony Moly Appletox is more of a cream like consistency. It's very moisturizing and leaves skin feeling clean and nourished.
   


Now that I've got that out of the way - let's talk about the way to product performs. 



The Cure Natural Aqua Gel is really watery and takes a while for the product to cause peeling in the skin which I think is what makes it feel so gentle. As you keep rubbing into the skin you'll feel 'beads' which is actually the dead the skin forming and you just keep rubbing into the skin until small white bead form (that's the dead skin balling up as you roll it) and wash off when you're satisfied.


 Here's what the product looks like after you've rubbed it in. You can see the dead skin beads and the consistency. The gel becomes more white as you rub it in as well (but you can't see it in the photo too well,)

The Tony Moly Appletox is similar but it's very creamy, simply apply a small amount to your face and rub until small white beads (dead skin) form. In my experiences with both of these this process is much faster with the Appletox than the Cure.



There's not much Appletox left on my hand as you can see - and only the dead skin remains.



Both hands after I used the products on them. I'm not sure if this helps anyone but thought I'd include it anyways.





Overall, I think you can't go wrong with either product and I can see why both are so popular. I think if you have drier skin or are in a dyer climate then I think the Tony Moly will be better for you and if your very sensitive or oily then try the Cure.
Personally, I've only just got the Cure so I'm biased to the Tony Moly because I've had it longer and I've gotten used to it.

Let me know if you found this comparison post helpful or useful since I'm not sure anyone is interested in either product. 
Have you guys tried either of these products? What's your experiences with them? 

Thanks for reading!

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Friday, July 18, 2014

Dear Diary: Never let anyone freeload from you!!

Edit: I wrote this post ages ago and I never deleted it because... I'm not sure why, but I'm kind of over just leaving it, sitting there for no reason so I decided to publish it. This is not really a complete post in my opinion but I have no intention of finishing it off so I guess you can enjoy this ranting post (I guess if you like rant posts?) 



You all know those people right - those ones that always ask to borrow things from you. 
"Can I borrow this manga?" 
"Will you lend me this disk?"
"Can I read that after you finish with it??!" 

Can I just say - with no disrespect to anyone; I hate freeloaders. 
And no, I don't think someone who borrows something once in a while and gives it back promptly or someone who takes things but didn't necessarily ask freeloaders.
You all know someone who is a freeloader. (And if you don't, I'm glaring at you through the monitor,)

Normally, in the past I don't mind sharing my things and lending things because I guess, when you're younger you're told 'sharing is caring,' 
But when we get older we realize, sharing isn't caring. Because people don't care for your shares.

I always thought, sharing is kindness and people really appreciate it and it really makes their day and it's helping others too so why wouldn't I share? If I was asking, I'd like people to share with me too!! Nice right?? 
Well, now I think.... people that share are getting taken advantage of and people that ask are FREELOADERS!

Freeloaders are so annoying. 
And you know what, it's not fair either. 

Reason Number 1 why freeloaders suck; 
Money. 
When it comes down to it, you spend all your money on buying the goods - right? And all other expenses to you right, like traveling to and from to buy whatever is it you want or shipping for said good as well as the good so it can be quite a lot sometimes, no? 
And then Freeloader comes along and asks, hey can I borrow it? 
For free. 
Plus 9/10 times they don't even come pick whatever up - you bring it with you next time you meet or lend it there but they didn't really have to travel for it did they - so convenient for them, right??!? 
You do all the hard work and they get the fruits of your labor and not you. 
I mean, normally we never share really valuable things or things that are worth a lot but add up all the things you lend to people, probably does add up to a fair amount. 
When people don't have to pay they have no appreciation for the value of something. You may argue that hey! they know how much I paid for it. 
Okay fine, but that's it's cost not it's value. 
I guess money isn't much of a problem when you both share equal amount but if one person does all the lending it kinda adds up.

Reason Number 2 why freeloaders suck; 
Time. 
When you lend something no matter what people always keep it longer than you expect/think initially. 
Which is the suckiest thing ever if you need it back by a certain time. 
I don't really know why this is but I think it would be common curtsey to give something back in LESS time that you would have/need it originally. 
Like if a book you borrowed normally would take you one week to read then you should return it in five days? Maybe? 

Reason Number 3 why freeloaders suck; 
Disrespect for item. 
When ever I have lent anything to anyone they have never ever returned the item in the same way it was lent.
I like all my belongings in mint or near new condition (same for clothes) and I expect things I lend to be returned in said condition. 



 Courtesy of borrowing;  
-The borrower should make an effort to return it. You don't borrow a book from the library and then when they ask for it back, tell them to come collect it from you. You should take the time to return it. The person was kind enough to lend it you should be kind enough to return it. 
- If you lend something to someone you should always return it in the state you got given it. No exceptions whatsoever. 
- Saying thanks is nice but however a small favor to say thinks? Like a card or chocolate to express it? 
- Return the favor. Even if you simply OFFER to lend something and they decline - as long as you offer I think it's fine.
- If they say no, respect it. 
- If for whatever reason the item damaged/ruined/broken you should compensate weather that is buying a new item or offering compensation. Please. 



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Thursday, July 3, 2014

June Favourites!

Hi! Hi!

 I decided to do a small favourites post for June. Think I did one ages ago but I don't know what made me want to do one suddenly? Oh well, here you go!
Sorry some of the products look very 'used' but I do use these things daily so that's why!

1. D.U.P Eyelashes in 917.



 I bought these lashes in Singapore last year and I only tried them recently. I was always put off because they say 80% brown but they don't really look very brown to me, so I tried them and I really like them. They're so comfortable and even though they're half lashes, they're still quite dramatic - they give a great 'cat' eye look to the eye because they flare out at the end.
Only one downside is, they don't seem to stay on as well as full lashes but other than that they're really nice and I'd recommend them - especially if you would like more natural looking lashes.

 2. Dolly Wink 05 Shiny Silver

 Of course I did a review of this here but basically I've used this eyeshadow all month! I really like it. It' very different for me and my usual look but I think that's why I like it so much! You can see I've made a big dent in it - I won't talk about it much more but I'll link my review here!

3. Jill Stuart Mix Blush in Berry Tiramisu





 I have to confess, I've had this blush since last year but I only opened it and started to use it recently. I like taking the top two shades and using it all over my cheeks then the bottom two I like to mix and place on the apples of the cheeks for a warm pop of colour! I like it looks nice for cooler months because it looks like you've just come in from a really cold weather.
The darkest colour is actually nice for contour (on it's own) as well.
I don't think you can get this anymore but I'm confident Jill Stuart will be coming out with a Autumn collection soon so you can look at that collection because this pallet is very nice and I recommend it.
I don't use the brush it came with but it's so cute!

4. Etude House - Sweet Recipe Cupcake All over colour - in RD301 - Raspberry Mouse




Another product I got in Singapore last year but I've been using this a while! I love this colour product (and colour) a lot. Basically it can be used on both lips and cheeks. I've used other dual products before but I prefer this one because I think this product is much more suitable to both lips and cheeks! Sometimes other brands are only suited to one or the other despite being advertised as useful for both but this product is great for both!
On cheeks it's a lovely rosy colour but on the lips it's more red.
Tip: This colour makes the perfect shade of baby pink when worn over lip concealer.
Basically, this product is inexpensive and just really versatile and useful plus it's really small as well so it's perfect for travel or to bring with you throughout the day.

5. Dolly Wink Volume Mascara


I'm just showing this off because I've finished it! I've used both Dolly Wink Long and Volume and I have to say, I think I much prefer the Volume and I'll definitely repurchase it (over the long) in the future.

6. Majolica Majorca Lash Glamorous wing Neo Mascara

 Normally, I go for the popular 'Lash Expander Frame Plus' but I decided to purchase a different one (I also got this in Singapore!) and I have to say, I really love this. The brush is much friendlier and easier than the the 'lash expander' and I like the way my lashes look after this a lot! It's lengthens pretty well you're lashes look really feathery and winged out as well.
I also found it easier to remove than the 'Lash Expander' personally as well which is a major plus.

7.Etude House Precious Mineral BB Cream


Another Etude House product! I bought this BB cream because;
a.) It has a pump! Very hygienic and practical!
b.) Claims to be anti-darkening.
I've been after products that are anti-darkening/brightening for a while because simply, I have dark under eye circles which I can't get rid of, so I choose to hide them. This BB cream is a lot better than I was expecting (I bought it randomly without reading reviews or anything :/) but I really like it.

8. Jill Stuart Nail Polish 102 Argent Sugar

I'm currently wearing this on my nails and I really love this nail polish! The bottle is stunning. The colour isn't 'too' gold - it's got shimmer but they're really fine. The best part is this nail polish smells like strawberry shortcake while it dries which is so nice. Actually nail polish doesn't take too long to dry either which I hate in a nail polish. This colour is limited edition (Christmas 2013) but you can still get it from here! (which is where I got mine.)

9. Liz Lisa knitted hair bands


I thought I'd include these because I love them so much! They're so warm and cosy but still really cute! I love wire hair bands but sometimes they give me a headache but these only have the wire in the bow, so I don't get the same headache from them. If Liz Lisa releases these again for autumn/winter again this year - they're really nice and I recommend them!


Anyway, I hope you all enjoy this short(ish?) post!!
Let me know if you like anything in particular for June ^.^

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