Today is the day when I’m making a stand for myself. Being the one most at risk in my family to get skin cancer (this is me assuming since I get sunspots really easily and have at least 40 of them on each of my arms) I was very upset to read some articles in these last few months on Estée Lauder products allegedly containing ingredients that could cause cancer.
So today, I threw out my Estée Lauder products and I’m gonna stay away from using the brand until I hear that they have changed their mind about using these ingredients in their products.
I think this should make everyone step back and check what’s in the products that we use on a day to day basis. It’s so upsetting that at this day and age a beauty brand still alledgedly puts cancer causing ingredients in their products.
This is why I in the first place was so impressed with Korean skincare. There’s SPF 50 in most skincare products, and that’s something that I never was thought to put on me when I was younger. I wish somebody had told me the importance of spf, and that I didn’t need to learn it from articles on different models skincare routines years too late. I never thought to put on SPF unless I went to the beach.
This is one of the articles I’m referring to; http://www.theinvestigativefund.org/blog/1860/how_breast_cancer_’awareness’_might_cause_cancer
Here’s one in Swedish; http://www.aftonbladet.se/nyheter/a/78Ek8/sminkjattens-produkter-innehaller-cancerframkallande-amne
I’m completely in love with a new base product the Hera UV Mist Cushion. It’s changed my skincare routine. I no longer feel like I need to cake my face with foundation, layers of concealer and powder to make it stay. This cushion is perfect and gives both coverage and glowiness to my skin.
The applicator is easy and convenient and I do bring the cushion with me in my bag every single day since about two months back.
I took accurate and it gave me a rash around my mouth that occasionally flares up (also my lips still get very dry, I finished my accutane treatment about two months ago) still every few days and it covers that up as well.
I took a before picture to show you the massive change I get. It covers pores pretty decently and I don’t feel like I need a primer wearing this cushion foundation.
It’s definitely the best cushion foundation I’ve tried so far and I’ve tried so many of them. I like it more than the YSL Ink Cushion and the IOPE Cushion. Even my French friend was telling me back in June when I met her in Seoul how much she enjoyed using it.
It doesn’t feel heavy on the skin, doesn’t feel cakey when adding some concealer on top (if needed), it covers under-eye circles decently and also redness really well.
Not as important but also the packaging is beautiful~
I will definitely buy this again!
I also vlogged a day wearing this product;
Before wearing the cushion
After putting on the cushion
The packaging is so stunning
So another month has passed and I’m excited to show you my beauty favourites in this little quick video.
I hope you enjoy it. I’m really trying to get more into YouTube and filming more of my life to share with you.
I hope you all are having a lovely day!
I decided to blog my last day in Seoul when I was there in June. Follow me around through packing, shopping in Hongdae and getting on the plane in Incheon Airport!
I bought this product when I was back in Korea in June, this is one of the first beauty products I bought since I was back and it’s a great one. This is such a great moisturising cream and I’d been wanting to buy this for months since it had such good reviews. The product was around 38000₩ so it definitely wasn’t cheap, but since I bought it and got taxfree going back to Sweden it wasn’t that bad.
It’s a really moisturising cream and during one of the hottest months in Korea (the weather was 30 degrees Celsius almost every day) and Okinawa it really helped me through along with my second new favourite in skincare – the Estée Lauder Supreme Global Anti-Aging Cream.
However the downsides – I emptied this 50ml jar in less than 3 weeks. It went by so fast. I did also of course use a lot of product some days as it was so watery (very similar to the Laneige Water Bank Sleeping Mask in texture) that it did feel like I wasted some product. However it felt great on my skin. The product is a kinda matte light blue in shade.
I would buy the product again but I think the price tag will make me rather buy lower priced products or other high-end face creams to try out.
I just received these two lovely products in the mail!
The blush is the Mac Powder Blush in the shade “Gingerly” and I got an eyeshadow base too; the Mac Pro Longwear Paint Pot in the shade “Painterly”.
Here below are some swatches, to the left is Painterly and to the right is Gingerly;
EDIT; Honestly now I’ve been using my Mac Painterly Paint Pot for months now and it’s not impressing me nearly as much as my Tony Moly Face Mix Eye Primer that really makes eye shadow colours pop and more blendable. So I would recommend the Tony Moly Eye Primer any day over any other primer. I guess I have oily eyelids since the Mac one really doesn’t work for me. Also the Tony Moly one is like a third of the price of the Mac Painterly Paint Pot.