Sunday, February 19, 2012

이바디 (Ibadi) - 아빠를 닮은 소녀 (Father and the Girl)

I decided to share some videos since I am madly in love with this Korean band!


[Lancome] Genefique Youth Activating Concentrate Review & Photos

Size: 1.7 FL. OZ. (or 50mL)
Price: $125.00 + tax 
Type: For all skin type

This product can be purchased at department store make-up counters and all over the Internet.

Ingredients (as provided by
Water, Bifida Ferment Lysate, Glycerin, Alcohol Denat., Dimethicone, Hydroxyethylpiperazine Ethane Sulfonic Acid, Sodium Hyaluronate, Phenoxyethanol, Adenosine, Peg-20 Methyl Glucose Sesquistearate, Peg-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Salicyloyl Phytosphingosine, Ammonium Polyacryloyldimethyl Taurate, Limonene, Xanthan Gum, Caprylyl Glycol, Disodium Edta, Octyldodecanol, Citric Acid, Citronellol, Fragrance, Sodium Benzoate.

Genifique comes in a light silver box explaining that it "create[s] a more youthful looking skin by promoting the production of proteins that are characteristic of young skin". As for the foremost results, Lancome commonly mentions the "re-plump[ing]" of skin with "refined and re-illuminated" complexion. 

The actual product comes in a black-to-white gradient glass with a silvery metal lid accompanying a glass pipette. The container feels larger and heavier in comparison to the amount of product inside. 

It comes in an white opaque liquid form which is slightly thicker than Tonique Comfort (click here for the review) but not so thick for a serum. With half a pea-sized drop of Genifique, it can cover 4/5 of one's palm. Therefore, it only requires about two full drops from the pipette for the entire face. 

As rolled onto the skin, it instantly gives a smooth and even texture and soaks into the surface within 2-30 seconds or so, depending on one's skin type. Regardless of the type, the result is jaw-dropping: even, plumped and smooth surface. 

There seems to be no improvement of the pore sizes, spots, and wrinkles. 

It smells like a cheap-scented glue with a hint of almost unrecognizable peach scent but there is definitely a stronger scent that overpowers the pleasant scent. Overall, it's not an enjoyable scent.

Would I Recommend This Product? 
Despite harsh criticisms it receives, I'm thoroughly enjoying this product. Although I didn't purchase Visionnare, I accompany Genifique with Tonique Comfort and Bienfait Aqua Vital Continuous Infusing Moisturizer. As for the result, I'm so satisfied with the combination that Biotherm Aquasource is not a part of my skincare anymore (although I praised so much about it). After my second container, I don't have any plan to make the next purchase because I love the feel of the instant absorption of moisture.
Overall, this was a great investment for me. 


I hope this review was helpful and if you have any question, please leave it in the comment section below. Thank you so much and have a great day!


[Haul] February 2012 #1

Hi everyone!

Like I said before, I had a list of products that I wanted to purchase (mostly high-ends but some of the drugstore products as well) and I ran to the Eaton Centre (a mall placed in the centre of Toronto) as soon as my midterms ended. It was definitely unintentional but the products that I ended up purchasing were high-ends only (since they were out of Colour Tatoos that everyone's talking about). So here's a brief preview of my purchase...

From Lancome, I picked up Genifique and several lipsticks.

Genifique, Rouge in Love 250M Rendez-Vous, 
Colour Design Rekindle, Stylista, and Vintage Rose

And since I purchased over $38 (waaaaay more than $38 actually), I received a pouch with different gifts inside :)

Hypnose Doll Lash Mascara, Wannabe & Pale Lip
Bi-Facil, Renergie Lift Volumetry Volumetric Lifting and Reshaping Cream,
Color Design Sensational Effects Eye Shadow, A mini three-brush set
A mini brush pouch, Pouch with the brushes

I wasn't really planning on purchasing anything from Sephora but I ended up purchasing a Laura Mercier lipstick and a Nars lipstick, after receiving my birthday present.

NARS Flamenco

Finally, I purchased Deep Truth in pan with a 4x palette along with two Pearlglide eyeliners.

MAC Black Line Pearlglide Intense Eyeliner
MAC Industrial Pearlglide Intense Eyeliner

That's all I bought and, as for today (19th), I made more purchases so stay tuned for more reviews and upcoming tutorials :)


Friday, February 10, 2012

[Post Preview] Birthday + End-of-Midterm Haul

Hi everyone!

My birthday is just two days before my midterms, so I decided to list some of the counters that I will visit (I have specific item/items that I want to purchase)... far... I think this is going to be madness!....but I'll purchase them anyway because I definitely deserve them all, for losing a birthday party and struggling with textbooks and essays. So here is my list of brands that I'll hit for sure:

High-End Products
- Kiehl 
- Nars
- Clarins
- Lancome
- Laura Mercier
- Chanel
- Philosophy
- Giorgio Armani 

Drugstore Products
- Olay
- Maybelline
- Revlon
- L'Oreal

Please have your fingers crossed for me to reduce some of the items because I'm thinking of purchasing more than one product from each counter.....!


Saturday, February 4, 2012

[Haul] Revlon, Loreal, Biotherm, and more Jack Black

Sorry for the delayed post :P As I may have expressed before, this is my fourth year and it truly matters since I'm applying for grad school. Therefore, I had to delay on 


I know Revlon Colorburst Lip Butter was from the past season but I brought them with me anyways since I haven't had any chance to try them until this January. 


From Shoppers Drug Mart, I also purchased Color Infalliable in 006 All Night Blue.
As you may know from my previous drugstore haul, I purchased 009 Permanent Khaki
and as much as I enjoyed it, I decided to give another one a try :)


As you may know, I'm a huge fan of Biotherm skincare products and 
I saw a recent ad for Biotherm Aquasource Nuit High Density Hydrating Jelly.
And I purchased it.

Just to share my first impression, I didn't enjoy it when I had it on my hand
but I don't think this is enough of overnight hydration purpose :(

I think I really really really regret purchasing this. 
I would test it for longer period of time but, for now, I wish to be able to return this...
(And it's from Shoppers Drug Mart so I can't return it...)

I think this is one of the steps of which you could've skipped,
especially when you're trying to apply so many skincare products before bed.

Jack Black

After my fifth visit to Sephora, I was able to purchase Jack Black Lip Balms and,
since my birthday is coming up, my mom decided to open her wallet to let me purchase 
ALL of the JB lip balms in the display cup :D (there were only six on display though)
It not only had lemon & chamomile but also natural mint & shea butter.

I'm definitely looking forward to using natural mint & shea butter one :D
I didn't bother touching the tester on display since I trust JB's lip balm.

That's how much I love these. 
Well, purchasing six more when I am still using my first one somewhat proves my love.

That's all I have for now and I'll post my reviews asap :)