Wednesday, 18 January 2017

TonyMoly x Pokemon Collection Review

Calling all Pokemon fans! Today I have reviews of some of the products from TonyMoly's Pokemon collaboration! I think this collection has been out since maybe October. I only heard about it in November, but placed an order as soon as I discovered it! I got all of these from eBay, but they're also available on a ton of sites that sell Korean cosmetics, like and If you're looking for the best prices, eBay is the way to go. I've put eBay links in the name of each product below.

First up is the Fairi (Charmander) Brightening Foam Cleasner. Out of everything I got from the collection, this is my top pick. It really does a great job of getting my makeup off, leaving my skin feeling squeaky clean! I went in with a makeup wipe after to see how much it was getting off, and was happy to see very little coming off onto the wipe! I also did this with a toner a couple of times, and again had very little coming off. The only negative thing I can say is that the scent is quite strong, so if you are sensitive to scents, I would avoid this. Personally, it doesn't bother me that much, and I actually quite like the grapefruit scent!

There are three other foam cleansers in the range: a moisture one (Pikachu), a hydrating one (Squirtle) and a pore one (Bulbasaur). I've read a few reviews on the pore one that say that it tends to strip your skin of oils and is really drying, so if you're thinking of getting one of these, maybe avoid that one!

Next up is the Kkobugi (Squirtle) Water Moisture Cream. My skin tends to be on the drier side, which is why I went with this particular one. The consistency is really thin (more like a gel than a cream really) and a little goes a really long way. You get 300g in the tub, and I feel like it'll last ages (I've barely made a dent and I've been using it for weeks!), although it says you can use it for the body too. If you do you might get through it quicker! The product spreads onto the skin really easily and absorbs into the skin quite quickly. It feels really cool and refreshing. The scent really reminds me of an IOPE cream I had a few years ago, but nowhere near as strong. Rather, here you just get a hint of a scent.

Right off the bat, it doesn't feel like it's the most moisturising cream in the world, and at first I thought it was kind of average. But over the weeks since I've started using it, I have noticed that my skin has become less dry, especially around my forehead (which is where I tend to get the most dryness).

When it comes to cushion foundations, if the packaging is cute, I have to buy. And the Pikachu Mini Cover Cushion has the most adorable packaging ever, so you know I had to grab it!

The cushion is a lot smaller than your usual cushion foundation (hence the word 'mini' in the name), and that brings can be both good and bad. The pro is that it's really convenient to toss into your bag and bring along for touch ups. The con is that the smaller size of the puff makes it a little more difficult to use, and I found it a lot less comfortable to use than regular sized ones. But like with anything in makeup, once you get used to it, it's ok!

The shade range is really limited, with there being only two shades: #1 Skin Beige and #2 Warm Beige. I went with the darker one, warm beige. The first time I applied the product, it looked really ashy and pale. Quite honestly, I kind of looked like a ghost, and took it off almost immediately, because I was so taken aback! Then I remembered that these cushion foundations, and Korean BB creams in general, have a tendency to oxidise throughout the day, so I kept an open mind.

I've tested it out a good few times since and, in short, I quite like it! As mentioned, when first applied it looks a bit light and ashy on me. After about an hour it oxidises a little, and looks more bright than light. The finish is very slightly dewy, nothing crazy. It offers light coverage, and actually looks quite lovely and natural on the skin once it settles in and isn't giving off ghost vibes!

Around 6 hours in, it still looks quite nice, and really natural and it's when I hit about eight hours that I notice it starts to fade away a little. At this point, you can simply touch up. On me, adding another layer at this point, thankfully, didn't make the product look in any way cakey!

There is SPF 50 in this foundation, and unlike the Missha ones that I reviewed in the past, this does have crazy flash back. Flash photography will make your face look super white, so if you do have this or get this, make sure not to where it anywhere you know you'll be getting your picture taken with flash on!

The last product in my little haul is the Togepi Hand Cream. There are 8 different hand creams in the range, with each different scent being represented by a different character. I chose Togepi because it's lemon scented, and I adore the smell of lemons!

The product itself isn't anything special. It's a pretty basic hand cream, it get's the job done. It's not as moisturising as the Soap and Glory Hand Food, so if you're more interested in the product than the packaging, it's safe to skip on this!

There are also lip tints, cushion blushes, eyeshadow palettes, a face powder, cosmetic pouches, lip balms and nail polishes in the collection, so there's something for everyone!

Wednesday, 11 January 2017

2016 Favourites, Part 2!

Hey guys! As promised, today I have part 2 of my 2016 favourites to share. This part is all the non-beauty related things I loved in 2016. I've got TV shows, movies, apps, and more to share!

Wednesday, 4 January 2017

2016 Favourites, Part 1!

Happy New Year! I hope you all had a great 2016 and are ready for 2017. Looking back at the past year, I can definitely say it was a really great year. Sure there were some tough times (I'm looking at you, FE1s) but I got through them and it was really worth it in the end (passed, woot woot!). Overall, the good things of the last year really outweighed the not-so-great: I had a great last semester at college, my sister got married, had a great time with a lot of my family because of the wedding (and I don't really get to see most of them often), graduation, passing my first four FE1s (the postgrad law exams), etc. I'm really thankful for the amazing year I've had!