Sulwhasoo Perfecting Cushion AKA The Cushion Foundation That Made Me Fall In Love With Cushion Foundations

Sulwhasoo Perfecting Cushion

Cushion foundations are all the rage now and it’s no wonder why. It’s easy to use, it’s relatively mess-free and it looks very natural on the skin. The Koreans really know what they were doing when they came out with this concept, huh? Heck, even Western brands like L’Oreal Paris, Lancome, Mecca Cosmetica, Bobbi Brown have come up with cushion foundations of their own.

It’s funny how I actually didn’t like cushion foundations before I stumbled upon Sulwhasoo’s Perfecting Cushion. I didn’t like the uber popular IOPE Air cushion foundation (claimed to be the cushion foundation of all cushion foundations, based on the rate and high number of sales). It wasn’t my cup of tea at all. At first, I blamed myself for not applying the product properly; instead of patting the product in, I swiped left, right and centre. But even after I started doing it correctly, I still didn’t like how moist my skin looked. It was just too dewy for my liking. Because of that, I decided that I didn’t like cushion foundations after all.

Right … where’s that humble pie, because this woman’s gotta eat a slice of it. 😛 When I tried this cushion foundation by Sulwhasoo, I fell head over heels in love. It’s been a couple of months since I’ve touched liquid foundations; that’s how much I love this one. When I used what was once a favourite liquid foundation of mine, I was shocked when I found out how dry it made my skin look. I hadn’t experienced that before with that liquid foundation. I guess I really got used to how dewy and naturally radiant my skin look like now with this cushion foundation.

Anyway I digress. Let’s talk about what the Sulwhasoo Perfecting Cushion is about and why I love it so much.

Read More »

2 comments

Goodbye Good Genes, I’ve Found A Fab Substitute in Cosmetic Skin Solutions’ Resurfacing Serum!

Cosmetic Skin Solutions Resurfacing Serum

As many of you will know, one of my Holy Grail of serums is Sunday Riley’s Good Genes. I’ve sung praises of that serum ever since I discovered it a year ago and would highly recommend it to anyone who’s looking for a very good chemical exfoliating serum. It gave me almost immediate results that I absolutely love, which is smooth skin and an even skin tone.

A year and 2 bottles later, it was time for me to replenish that serum as I’d used up every drop in the bottle. But much to my dismay, when I wanted to buy it at Mecca Cosmetica, the price had increased to AU$158 for 30ml (it was actually AU$163 or AU$165 a month ago when I last checked). When I bought this mid last year, it was just AU$125 (thank goodness I wrote a review about the serum and I noted the price back then). Not that there’s anything “just” about it; it’s definitely not a cheap serum to begin with. The price increase really irked me, especially when I knew I paid less for it just a year ago. Upon principle, I decided that I would not get this even though I really, REALLY liked this serum. 😛

After a lot of whinging to LeGeeque about this, she recommended that I give Cosmetic Skin Solutions’ Resurfacing Serum a go. She’s tried both the Good Genes serum and the Resurfacing Serum and found that they do pretty much the same job. The CSS serum is certainly far cheaper and since I’ve had good experiences with CSS serums so far, I decided to get a bottle to try.

Read More »

4 comments

FREE DOWNLOAD: More Motivational Quotes For Your Planner

Motivational Quotes Printables Free Download June 2016

It’s been a while since my last free download offer on BA so I thought, why not do another one this week? My previous few free downloads were immensely popular and I’m so glad so many of you enjoy them. The comments and emails I get, especially from planner addicts like myself, are very heartwarming. 🙂

This motivational quotes printable is similar to the previous one. Thanks to many of you who have sent me pictures of how you used my printable, I’ve seen a number of ways this was used:

  • As stickers (this was how I intended this to be but you guys are very creative!)
  • As a collage wallpaper for your desktop and/or mobile phone.
  • As a laminated poster
  • As a laminated planner dashboard
  • And more!

Oh your creativity astounds me! 🙂

Read More »

0 comments

Tony Moly The Chok Chok Green Tea Watery Lotion: Water? What Water?

Tony Moly The Chok Chok Green Tea Watery Lotion

When I did a major shopping haul from the Korean store Beautynetkorea (aka f2plus1 on eBay), I purchased a heck lot more makeup than I did skincare. The skincare choices in that store was overwhelmingly large and I didn’t know which ones were worth trying. The only skincare item I picked up was the Tony Moly The Chok Chok Green Tea Watery Lotion, simply because 1) it was a new product in store and 2) I like the word “chok chok”. Yeah I’m funny that way. 😛

The thing is, I didn’t actually check its reviews out prior to purchasing it so in my mind, I was expecting an essence or a toner. Given that it’s called “watery lotion”, and lotion in Korea and Japan is usually very runny or like water, that’s what you’d expect too, right?

Yeah … no. 😛

Read More »

2 comments
Scroll To Top

Not another bloody pop-up! I know. But now that I've gotten your attention (because this is how I roll *ahem ahem*), come join the BA Insider community! Sign up for a weekly newsy letter for your beauty and lifestyle fix. Straight to your inbox.

Because I love you for reading this and not closing the pop-up just yet, you'll also receive a FREE Skincare Cheat Sheet where I share some of my tips for taking better care of your skin. Let's keep that gorgeous mug of yours glowing!

We hate spam as much as baked beans. We also won't share your details with anyone because we're selfish like that.