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Graveyard: January and February Empties 2015

28. February 2015

I tried to use up as much as possible, before I by new products in 2015, and for the first two months I did a good efford in also emptying my sample stash. Here are my product empties for January and February and a quick impression on each product. As usual, I didn’t include any sample sachets or masks.

January and February Empties 2015

Frizz Ease Shampoo & Conditioner for curly hair- Repurchase? Maybe.

I used and liked the fullsize of this in the past quite often (these are travelsized tubes), but atm I’m in love with my Shiseido Tsubaki Shampoo, that I don’t want to go back to any western brands :D Within the western drug store brands these are still my favourites.

Iope Super Vital VIP kit- Repurchase? No.

I used up the complete items of this kit and I’m really proud I did without changing to another line inbetween. You can find my review of this highly nourishing and moisturizing line >>here<<.

Secret Key Snow White Cream- Repurchase? Yes.

I loved using this. It gave a nice finish to the face and it smells great! The packaging is very pretty, too! Read my review >>here<<.

Mizon Multi Function Formula Snail Repair Eye Cream- Repurchase? Maybe.

I used this eyecream during daytime because I think it is not moisturizing enough to be used at nights. I like the size of this eyecream and the fact that it is really affordable and can be used up in a realistic period. I could imagine repurchasing it, but I would rather try other eye creams first :D Find my review >>here<< .

SXM I Value Body Amoule- Repurchase? No.

This was part of the MeMeBox Diet Box and I was really curious about this ampoule. You take some drops and put it to the desired regions of your body. I could feel the skin being somehow tightened while applying but it did not show any longterm effects for me.

Shiseido Benefiance NutriPerfect Day Cream- Repurchase? No…sigh

This creamy cream is rich in its consistency and hydrates skin nicely. It also contains SPF 15. I enjoyed trying out this tiny tube, but since it is an expensive brand I don’t think that I’ll be repurchasing.

Welcos Confume Argan Treatment Hair Ampoule- Repurchase? YES!

I’m in healthier-hair-heaven since I bought Confume Argan Oil and Confume Treatment Hair Ampoule! My hair has been frizzy and dry since forever, but these products are amazing! This is the first of 5 tiny bottles and I love it! This indeep hair treatment doesn’t need to be rinsed out. It is mixed by a bit water and turns milky and warmer….can be used on wet and dry hair…I will buy more definitively! and I’ll be doing a review for both the argan oil and the treatment soon!

Only you Green Tea Jasmin Moisturizing Body Lotion- Repurchase? No.

I think this was a gift and came together with a shower gel. The scent was really nice. The bodylotion took a bit longer to absorb, though.

Lancome La Vie Et Belle shower Gel- Repurchse? No.

This was a gift with an order. I like the scent, but other than that there is nothing special about this shower gel.

Kneipp Almond Blossom Oil- Repurchse? Yes.

I used up the fullsized bottle of this last year and I loved it and this tiny version is no exception. The scent is soooo nice and it makes the skin feel very soft.

L’Occitane Karite Handcream -Repurchase? I would love to.

This is a rich and nourishing hand cream with a nice scent. There is nothing negative to say about this and I would love to try more handcream from L’Occitane.

Kerasys Moringa Miracle Essence- Repurchase? Yes!

A very nice smelling and softening hair essence which I loved to use. It is not as super effective as the Confume Argan oil, but it is nice for everyday use without making your hair greasy!

January and February Empties 2015

 Do you know any of these and did you try them yourself? What is your opinion on these products I showed above? I’d be happy about your comments ♥

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Graveyard: July 2014

31. July 2014

Another month passed, which means another graveyard post for me. Here are the product empties in July 2014:



1. Damoae Therapy Shampoo – Repurchase? Yes! 

I would love to repurchase this shampoo. It worked so nice on my hair and gave me back the shine I missed so much. Also my hair felt stronger during the time I used. You can also check out the before and after pictures in my review for Damoae Therapy Shampoo and Tonic. They speak for themselves. Unfortunatelly, it is a bit pricey…But the shampoo also lasts for quite a time. I used it together with my bf, both of us washing our hair twice with the shampoo, and it lasted for 3 months. I guess for one person it can last more than half a year.

2. Innisfree Green Tea Pure Deluxe Kit – Repurchase? Parts of it.

Also here you can check out my review. I enjoyed using the kit, because it contained everything for a nice skincare routine, but my favourite items were the emulsion and the sleeping mask. I could imagine rebuying these some time. For green tea lovers I can definitively recommend you to try out one of the products from this line, or search for those kinds of kits. It is always more helpful than buying a fullsize and discovereing that you don’t like it.

3. Mizon Snail Recovery Gel Cream – Repurchase? Yes.

I talked about this product more than once and it was in one of my previous empty posts, too. This is the second tube I bought, which was at my bf’s place. Snail mucus newbies should try out this gel cream. You can also read more in my review.

4. TheFaceShop Foot Peeling – Repurchase? Yes.

My first foot peeling! I was doubtfull if if yould work, but it did. My skin is renewed and I’m ready for summertime and sandals XD Review in progress.

5. Skinfood Vita Water Drop CC Cream – Repurchase? Yes and no.

This is such an adorable packaging!*_* I’m still in love with it, although it is now time for us to part XD This was my first CC cream and it is not one of those CC creams containing color changing beads, but a fully colored one. It has a light and watery texture and gives you a nice finish. I really like this product. I won’t repurchase it though, simply because I have so many other CC/BB creams which I need to finish up before rebuying anything XD. Here is my review.

6. Skinmiso Rice Foam Cleansing – Repurchase? No.

This foam cleanser made me curious because it contained rice. It is a good cleanser, building up a decent amount of foam with a tiny bit of product. Somehow the scent is not my favourite and considering the huge amount of different cleanser I will try other foam cleanser before I repurchase this one. Read my review here.

Here are all my empty products in one picture :) Time to say goodbye to them :D

Which products do you like from these? Which did you try? Which one would you like to try? Leave a comment if you like :)







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Review: Mizon Multi Function Formula Snail Repair Eye Cream

24. July 2014


I loved the previous eye cream I reviewed by Laneige because of its hydration, but since it was only a sample I bought a new one: Mizon Multi Function Formula Snail Repair Eye Cream! Phew, it is a long name so I will shorten it to Mizon’s Snail Repair Eye Cream throughout the review ;) There are a lot of people out there who are familliar with the Mizon Snail Repair skincare line and snail mucus has been a highly raved ingredient in the past year and still it is. Mizon’s Snail Repair Cream has a lot of fans and this is the eye cream in this skincare range. Some of you might be wondering, because it comes in a jar ususally, but since some time ago Mizon offers this size for the cream and the eye cream, too. Since you normally don’t use a lot of eye cream throughout the day, I find that jars are normally like forever lasting and if you don’t like the cream you end up wasting a lot of product. I was really happy about this travel size tube ( which was affordable, too!) and bought it right away.

Mizon Multi Function Formula Snail Repair Eye Cream

Mizon is a Korean brand and as already mentioned the Multi Funcional Formula Snail Repair Line is the most well known amonst their products. I reviewed the really recommendable Snail Recovery Gel Cream earlier and this is the perfect product for snail mucus newbies. And don’t worry, the cream or nothing about it will make you think of snails, except the name…and for animal lovers: no animal was harmed for obtaining snail mucus. All Mizon products I tried so far had a sealed packaging with a reflective sticker, and this one also has a sign that it is approved by the KMAC (Korean Model Association Certificate). Honestly, I don’t know this certificate or know what it means and I didn’t find anything on google either. Any information anyone?

Mizon Multi Function Formula Snail Repair Eye Cream

Mizon Multi Function Formula Snail Repair Eye Cream

As already said earlier, the cream comes in a standard tube with a screwing cap. I would have preferred a pump instead of jar or normal tube, because it is more hygienic, but a tube is already more hygienic than a jar in my opinion. The tube comes in a cardboard box containing the description in English and Korean. Also the ingredients are written in English, which is great. The components of the cream are not harmfull according to COSDNA and mostly green flagged. There are some irritants/acne triggers though, so if you have sensitive skin, you may check the ingredients first. The main ingredient is the snail secration filtrate, which is on first place in the list. It makes 80% of the cream, which is a great amount. Snail secration filtrate is supposed to promote wound healing and have a positive effect on photodamaged skin.

Mizon Multi Function Formula Snail Repair Eye Cream Mizon Multi Function Formula Snail Repair Eye Cream

Note that you can find the production date (not the expiration date!) on the top of the tube.

Mizon Multi Function Formula Snail Repair Eye Cream

The application of the cream is easy. You need only a tiny amount of the cream which can be dosed easily by the tube. The cream has a white, creamy consistency and does not look like snail mucus at all. It has no scent either. While applying the cream the consistency turns more watery and aborbs fast into the skin, leaving it without any traces or greasiness. It makes the skin feel matte and healthy.

Mizon Multi Function Formula Snail Repair Eye Cream

Do I like the this cream: Yes. It is a good eye cream for the day time. I also had no problems with it when applying concealer for example. In terms of moisture, I still think that Laneige’s Waterbank Eye Gel is my favourite. This one gives you a more healthy look. I can’t say that it makes my fine eye lines vanished, but it helps to make the under eye area look nurished. I can recommend this eye cream as a good daily eye cream. At night, I use another eye care product (serum) atm. You can find the tube for 10.37 US$ at W2Beauty. If you want to try the tube I would look at

Who knows this eye cream or would like to try it?



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Graveyard: April and May 2014

5. June 2014

Another collective empties post. I’m trying hard to use up my hoarded cosmetics and skincare and I’m doing quite good :D I emptied these products the last two months and I’ve already collected some more items in the last couple of days :D Let’s see what is in my product graveyard for April and May.



1. Philip B. African Shea Butter Gentle and Conditioning Shampoo – Repurchase? Yes and no.

I enjoyed using this shampoo. It made my hair smooth and I didn’t have to use the straigtheners as often as I usually do. The only downside is the price, which is the main reason I don’t buy it again.

2. Nail Paint by Berry M. – Repurchase? Yes and No.

I love the color. It is the kind of red everybody needs. Unfortunately it is not available locally for me. I would buy it, if I had the chance again.

3. Skinfood Salmon Brightening Eye Cream – Repurchase? Yes.

It is a nice eyecream and the huuuuuge jar contains product for forever…I could not use it up, it is simply too much. But the feeling of the cream is nice.And the packaging is adorable. Check out my review >>here<<.

4. Missha Flower Bouquet Cherry Blossom Cleansing Cream Repurchase? Yes.

I love the scent!!!And I was happy to use it every morning. It is a pitty it comes in a jar, because it is not the most convenient packaging. Other than this it is a nice product. Check out my review >>here<<.

5. Just Cavali Just- Repurchase? No.

A perfumed body lotion. It was nice to use but it is not the scent I oersonally would spend money on ;)

6. CrazySmooth antiFrizz Conditioning – Repurchase? No

Surprisingly this conditioner was really effective. It helped detangling my hair and was satisfying. It is not my favourite scent though, but it is vegan.

7. Mizon Snail Recovery Cream Gel – Repurchase? Yes.

I love this one. It is cheap and effective and I would totally repurchase. I bought two tubes together and the second one is almost empty, too. check out my review >>here<<.

8. Mitchel and Pitch Body creme-Repurchase?Yes!

I love the scent. It is similar to Lush’s Dreamcream. I definitively would love to repurchase either this or the Dreamcream.

9. The Body Shop Cacao Butter Body Scrub Repurchase?Yes.

This scrub is great. It has a delicious scent and makes the skin feel super smooth. I would love to repurchase it.

Do you know any of these products or would you like to try any of these?



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Review: Mizon Snail Recovery Gel Cream

30. October 2013
I took the pictures for this post months ago, but I was somehow too busy and lazy to write a review. I know there are a lot of reviews already about the Mizon Snail Recovery Gel Cream and I can only advise you to read more than one review if you are unsure to buy this. I bought 2 tubes of this gel cream several months ago from f2+1 on ebay since it was really cheap and I was so curious how effective the snail secretion filtrate will be, since it has a high content of it.
Mizon Snail Recovery Gel Cream
Mizon is a Korean brand and the Multi Funcional Formula Snail Repair Line is most well known amonst their products. They have very affordable and promising skincare products in their product range. The Mizon Snail Recovery Gel Cream is the perfect product for snail mucus newbies. And don’t worry, the cream or nothing about its consistency will make you think of snails, except the name…and for animal lovers: no animal was harmed for obtaining snail mucus. All Mizon products I tried so far have a sealed packaging with a reflective sticker to show the authenticity. The product comes in a pale pink cardboard box and inside you’ll find the tube for the Snail Recovery Gel Cream. Using a tube is a great idea, since it is more hygienic than a jar, if you tend to use your fingers. The tube comes with a screw cap. The design is simply, but the color and the snail shape on the tube make it cute in a way.
The Mizon Snail Recovery Gel Cream claims to have a multifunction formula. The description on the packaging states:
“Certified for Winkle Care by KFDA. Lightweight snail gel cream containing 74 % of snail secretion filtrate.
Directions: Apply an appropiate amount on face after cleansing, dabbing until absorbed.
Ingredients: Snail Secretion Filtrate, Butylene Gycol, Cyclopentasiloxane, Glycerin, Bis-peg-18 Methyl Ether, Dimethyl Silane, Polysorbate 20, Sodium Hyaluronate, Carbomer, Glycosyl, Trehalose, Hydrogenated Starch, Hydrolysate, Triethanolamine, Dimethicone/vinyl, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Di methicone, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Caprylyl Glyocol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Sodium Polyacrylate, Centella Asiatica Extraxt, Portulaca Oleracea Extract, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Nelumbo Nucifera Flower Extract, Betula Platyphylla Japonica Juice, Tropolone, Copper Tripeptide-1, Allantoin, Panthenol, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Palmitoyl Pentapeptide-4, Adenosine, disodium EDTA”

Mizon Snail Recovery Gel Cream
Why should one use Snail Secretion Filtrate?

Snail Mucus claims to be rich in hyaluronic acid and antioxidants and thus help our skin to regenerate stimulating the formation of collagen, elastin and dermal components that repair the signs of photoaging. Also, it claims to minimize the damage generated by free radicals that are responsible for premature skin aging (there is a wikipedia entry for snail mucus, too.).

Mizon Snail Recovery Gel Cream
Mizon’s Snail Recovery Gel Cream is a clear gel with a watery consistency. It absorbs quickly into the skin and doesn’t leave any stickiness. Nevertheless, since I have dry skin, it is not moisturizing enough and I’ll recommend to use a moisturizer afterwards. The gel has no specific scent on its own. What where the results after using nearly two tubes of Mizon’s Snail Recovery Gel Cream? I discovered I don’t get any breakouts anymore. Sometimes a pimple appears, but it is as rare as it ever was. I think the combination with the O.S.T Original Pure Vitamin C20 Serum did the trick for me. It supports the healing of little pimples or red skin, at least it was my feeling. If this gel would be more moisturizing, it would be my perfect every-day cream. But considering the prize I can live with applying another moisturizer additionally :D Nevertheless, this makes me curious about the Mizon All In One Repair Cream…I didn’t see any effects for anti-aging, despite firmer skin in general, especially if I put a lot of this gel over night. (Don’t expect this cream (or any other) to make your wrinkles disappear).
Mizon Snail Recovery Gel Cream
If you are curious about snail secretion filtrate products and don’t want to spend a lot of money on other creams, I can recommend you to try the Mizon Snail Recovery Gel Cream. It worked out for me, although it is not yet the perfect solution I’m wishing for, but I don’t regret buying it and I could imagine buying it again. Each tube contains 45 ml and is available on various seller on ebay for around 4 US$, which is super affordable!