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REVIEW: Innisfree’s Super Volcanic Pore Clay Mask

I may not have mentioned but I was in Korea for 9 days with my family a week ago. This gave me a lot of chance to check out korean products.

I was in Myeongdong almost every night to scout for best deals. I was amazed how low their prices are. I then learned that they have summer sale which runs from June to July. 

This is not my first time in Seoul but definitely more sale this time.

I will go through and provide reviews to other Korean products I bought for myself in the next weeks, so please watch out!

I have also started my online store in Instagram:

@skinlush_by_V 

If anyone from Philippines who is interested in buying some of my products, please let me know!! I have not updated my page yet but please stay tuned.

I will also be in Hong Kong in few weeks and will definitely grab some items from there as well then I will be back in Korea this October. 

Anyway, let me start my review:

I have been searching for a good product that will help in minimizing my pores while removing blackheads and sebum on my face. Then I came across this special product of Innisfree.

I went to one of their stores and asked one of their beauty experts. She mentioned that this is one of their best sellers but it is not advisable if you have senisitive skin or if you are looking for pimple treatment because this product might not help.


It came in a fancy bottle. I was super excited to try it so I immediately read the instruction at the box. It says, apply all over face and wait for 15-20minutes then wash face with lukewarm water.


After only 5 minutes look how the mask sits on my face! You will notice all those pores immediately, it doesn’t look that nice to be honest but I can say that I feel like it is getting through my pores removing all dirt and sebum.

Then after 20minutes, I already rinsed off with water. Unfortunately I do not have an aftermath photo but I assure you how squeaky clean my face feels! I also notice more visible pores now prolly because it tried to open all my pores and remove all clogged dirt and sebum which I like. 

I am thinking that it will definitely help minimize my pores once it is already clean from dirt and oil. Other than my visible pores I do not see any other significant changes but hopefully with continuous use of this product, I’ll be satisfied and will buy more this October. 

By the way, although the product is just small – you will see how little product you need to cover the entire face! This mask is recommend to be used for twice a week only and I can say it may last more than three months.


This product is at 13,000 won for 100ml.


Thanks for reaching til the end! I will add more reviews as soon as I can. 😘 

Enjoy the rest of the weekend, guys!

Love,

Van ❤️

Beauty, Eye makeup, Eyebrow embroidery, Eyelash lift, Eyelash perm, Health, Hype, Hyperreal 6D eyebrow embroidery, Lifestyle, Manila, Mascara, Pauline Ylaya, Permanent Makeup, Permanent makeup manila, Philippines, Procedure, Tattoo

Update on my 6D hyperreal eyebrow embroidery

Hey guys!

I just would like to provide an update on my eyebrows journey 😹

It has been almost three weeks now and it has been the best. Not the perfect one but I totally love my new brows.

It is true that you will love how it is on the first day of the procedure. It seems like the shape and color are perfect!


However, It will be at its darkest state on the second and third day after the procedure. This time I strongly recommend not to plan any outings or photoshoot as people would start noticing your dark and broad brows!

This is how it looks like on day 2:


Then it gets lighter every day although it is starting to get really itchy. There is also scabbing which is expected as it heals.

Then on June 1Oth:


It now looks more natural which I really love! No need to spend few minutes for eyebrows which saves me a lot of time. Horay!

Please let me know your thoughts on this! I will update again after a month. 👍 

Love,

Van❤️

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DFA Aseana renewal of passport

 

We have already booked our tickets for our trip to Seoul next month. This is unexpected so we were not able to renew our passports earlier. 
Although we have already confirmed appointment on June 23rd, I don’t think our passports will be available before July. I have a multiple entry Korean visa but my daughter doesn’t have yet so we need to accomplish everything to ensure that everything is settled before our upcoming trip.

Good thing DFA has this courtesy lane for government employees and their beneficiaries, children under 7 years old, pwd, pregnant, and senior citizens. We called DFA Aseana to confirm if I can also avail when I’m with my 7 year old daughter and they said ‘yes’.

Come weekend, we made sure that our documents are complete as we try our luck on Monday.

So today is the day and currently still waiting in line to be accommodated. We went to the second floor of DFA Aseana to submit our accomplished forms, person from the front desk advised us to wait until they call our names. We waited for atleast 20minutes then they gave us numbers and asked us to wait outside.

 

It has been three hours already since we arrived and everyone is already frustrated. We are still waiting for 15 more people before our number be called. Our line is only for its first step which is processing.. imagine how many hours more do we need to endure! 


In the processing window, they asked the following documents:

  1. Photo copy of the front page of old passport
  2. Photocopy of NSO birth certificate
  3. Old Passport if you are for renewal
  4. Filled application form 

Payment is a bit fast as we were able to settle in just 5 minutes. We paid 1,200 each to expedite the release of our passport and opted for pick up. 
Then we waited an hour or more for the last step which is data processing and capturing of photo.

They will get the receipts and will ask for your right and left index and thumbmark as well as signature. We look already so exhausted when they took our photo so I will remember this nightmare for 5 years since our passports’ validity is 5 years. 

They asked me to review and ensure that all our data is correct and asked me to sign as an agreement that I would need to shoulder any additional expenses if there are errors in our passports. Then finally they gave back our old passports, receipts and told us to claim our passports June 15th! 

We left DFA Aseana at 4pm! 7 loooong hours to renew our passports! But I am still happy that we are more certain that we will make it to Korea 😉

Although I still do hope that they do something about this. No one would like to spend the entire day renewing their passports! 


How is your experience in renewing your passports? I hope it is not as bad as what I experienced. Please feel free to write below, I’d be happy to know your thoughts! 

❤️

Van

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Permanent Makeup Manila by Pauline Ylaya

Welcome back guys!

Sorry I’ve been very busy these past few days but I wanted to share to you what I have done yesterday to make my eyebrows more defined.

I went to Permanent Makeup Manila by Pauline Ylaya and had Hyperreal 6D eyebrow embroidery which is something that is very known today! 

I have always wanted to have a nice and defined eyebrows because I used to have spares brows and I look really weird without doing my brows. I need to draw and fill in the gaps so that I have more confidence in facing the world. Like what I have said, kilay is life! 

So after a week of contemplating, I have finally decided to try their lash lift with semi permanent mascara which I have blogged several days ago. 


I love how it turned out and since Pauline’s assistant Vicky is very nice she informed me that someone has cancelled and I can be accommodated June 2nd. 

I secured my payment to keep my appointment via paypal. 

I have also tried to read several blogs first prior to my appointment to set any expectations and the procedure itself.

As per my preparation, I made sure that my skin is well hydrated and clean because after the procedure, I need to wait for 3-5 days before I can wash the area. I also took long bath that day as I know it would be difficult to wash my hair because I would need to be extra careful not to wet any area near my brows.

Come June 2nd, I woke up early for my appointment with Ms. Pauline since she personally do these procedures and mentioned from other blogs that she only does three procedures per day. 

Before leaving my place, I made sure to take a photo of myself first as the tattoo will stay for at least a year. I wanted to see a before and after photo of course:


I was scheduled at 3pm but I arrived 15 minutes late. I had to take grab to go there but my driver is unfamilair of the place and did not follow waze. So we got lost in Sucat and had to ask around where is the west service road. So my advice to anyone going there, check their map first and make sure you show the map to your driver prior to going to the area.

When I arrived in their clinic, there is still one customer inside and Pauline is still doing her brows. Vicky – her assistant asked me to fill out several pages of terms and conditions as well as personal data. While I fill out these documents, Vicky told me that she will already apply the numbing cream while I wait for my turn. This will help for me not to feel anything or at least just a little pain when we start with the procedure.


It took around an hour before the first customer left the clinic. Ms. Pauline introduced herself but told me to wait a little more while we wait for the numbing cream to take effect. I think that is the purpose why they suggest their clients to come early so that while you wait, they can already apply the numbing cream.

After an hour, Pauline went back to me and asked me to sign a waiver stating that the color might fade faster due to the medicine I had to take for my thyroid. I was expecting her to briefly explain the procedure but she just asked me to lie down so we can start. I left my bag on one of the tables and asked her how painful will it be so I am ready. She asked my tolerance level to pain and honestly I told her that it is pretty low. She mentioned that it might feel like as if you someone is threading your eyebrows.

Pauline took a photo of my eyebrows prior to the procedure then she started measuring my brows and asked me to face the mirror so she could assess better.


She provided me two options on how I wanted my brows to look like. On the left side, she drew a more straight full brows based from the natural shape of my brows. It is easier to maintain since we just have to follow my brows and just filling any parts with no hair or defining the edges. On my right, she showed a shape with a higher arch which she thinks is more appropriate to my face shape. She noted that the one with higher arc will help emphasize my cheekbone better and will make my face slimmer compared to the straighter brows which makes my face round.

Although the one with arch will be more difficult to maintain since I needed to pluck any hair around the area, I am still happy to look slimmer with my new brows and it would be easier for me to change brows shape since I would just need to fill in the arch to go to a straighter and fuller brows.


After deciding, microblading is next!


Pauline asked me if I feel anything and I honestly said no. Although I am hearing a buzzing sound, it felt nothing in most parts. Actually plucking or threading your brows is more painful that having this. I am really surprised. Although, I can feel that she is cutting my skin multiple times it did not hurt much. Then she applied another numbing cream mixed with the hair dye. We had to wait for 5 minutes at least.


Then she wiped off the hair dye with numbing cream then it felt sore! But who am I to compalin? I am seeing pretty brows in the making already. We had three rounds for this as she is very meticulous to ensure that you will leave happy and contented!

After three rounds, here is the finished product! This is right after the procedure:

Tadaaa..


I am so happy with the result! 

Pauline mentioned that it may look darker on the night of the procedure and will even go darker on the next days. Then will go lighter around 50% but I just need to wait til 1 month to finally see the final result of my hyperreal 6D eyebrow embroidery!

These are photos 
taken an hour after the procedure:


Vicky handed me an after kit care and receipt:


She told me to apply the ointment thrice a day from my third to seventh day.

After a day, so far my brows are indeed darker and shinier! I can see the cuts starting to heal though. It looks kinda weird but will see what it looks like after a week.

I will update again after a week! I hope to get best result!

Thanks for reading! Let me know on the comments section if you have any questions or comments. Thank you ❤️

Much love,

Van