Over the last year or so, I’ve tried several cleansing oils, both Western and Korean, but I wasn’t 100% sold on them and decided to branch into cleansing balms. However, I goofed and accidentally ordered a cleansing cream. Because I’m loath to waste products, I’ve been using it for a couple of months now.
The most famous cleansing cream in North America is probably Pond’s, which I last used over twenty years ago, back in high school! (Just for kicks, I actually bought a jar each of Pond’s Cold Cream and Moisturizer last week, when it was on sale. I am curious to see how the cleansing cream compares with this K-beauty version.) It was then that I decided I wasn’t much of a fan of cleansing creams, which you apply to your skin and then wipe off with a tissue.
So, It’s Skin Mangowhite Cleansing Cream is basically the second cleansing cream I’ve ever tried.
From It’s Skin:
Mango white body line containing tropical fruit mangosteen for refreshing mind and brightening skin
The product comes in a large 200 mL tub, and the cream inside is a soft white with a sprinkling of little, dark pink specks. I don’t know what the specks are, but they’re definitely not for exfoliation—they dissolve away when you rub them. My guess is they’re nuggets of certain ingredients, or possibly just for visual appeal.
It’s been such a long time since I’ve had to even think about “Back to School,” which is usually the day after Labo(u)r Day in North America. But today, Peanut started his first day of a full preschool year (he started preschool earlier this year, mid-term). We packed him up with all his school supplies, and he was so excited to go back and see his teachers and friends!
I hope those of you who are going back to school today—both students and staff—have an awesome day!
I’m just looking forward to having practically a whole day to little Olive and myself, since Peanut’s off for the full day this year.
I will absolutely be getting back to nail polish swatches this week, though they’ll have to be the darker shades since one of my nails is peeling, boo.
So, today, I’m reviewing the cute little lip balm that has been sitting above my keyboard: It’S SKIN Macaron Lip Balm in the Green Apple flavor.
It’S SKIN is a Korean beauty brand that generally focuses on skincare, though they also have a makeup line. Their Macaron Lip Balm is the first of their products I’ve tried, and who can blame me when this is the packaging?
As an aside, it’s been hard finding good macarons in Toronto. I haven’t tried too many (I mean, I don’t need all those extra calories), but the best ones I’ve had so far are at Cluny Bistro & Boulangerie in the Distillery. Anyone have any recommendations for better ones? The absolute best macarons I’ve ever had were at the most beautiful little coffee shop in Avignon (I think), so I’m almost definitely not getting to have those ever again!
I forgot to snap pics of the macarons, but here were some other sweet things we had at Cluny last month:
Finally, everyone in the household is on the road to recovery! I managed to stay relatively illness-free, except for once when I think I might have given myself food poisoning and had an upset stomach for a night. We were all so overwhelmed over the last week and a half that my husband actually had to remind me that we forgot about our 17th wedding anniversary over the weekend.
I should really get my computer to remind me about stuff like this.
So, we celebrated last night with some dinner delivered and half a movie (The Nice Guys, if you’re interested—and that’s how we have to roll nowadays, early to bed). Plus, we’ll add a li’l anniversary money to our fun budgets!
Speaking of fun budgets, here’s some stuff I hauled over the last couple of months from drugstores. And I’m including some stuff I got from Cosmetic Love late last year, but totally forgot about under my desk.
All prices are what I paid, not necessarily the MSRP.
The full list:
A’Pieu Start Up Pore Primer [free sample]
Banila Co. Glam Muse Luster Lipstick in LPP 656 [US$11.52]
Bee By the Sea Sea Buckthorn Lip Balm in Vanilla [CA$3.19]
BulgariOmnia Paraiba EDT 25 mL Purse Spray [CA$19.99]
butter LONDON 6-Piece Petite Lacquer Collection [CA$17.50]
Cargo HD Picture Perfect Concealer in Light Medium [CA$14]
Cargo HD Picture Perfect Liquid Foundation in 2N [CA$21]
Cargo OneBase Concealer + Foundation in One in 025 [CA$14]
CeraVe Moisturizing Lotion [CA$13.99]
CoverGirl Ready Set Gorgeous Fresh Complexion Oil Free Foundation in Medium Beige (210) [CA$5.99]
Crawford Street Rose Geranium 2-in-1 Soothing Cleanser [CA$11.99]
Essence The Gel Nail Polish (Soft Matt) in Va-Va-Voom [CA$2.99]
Etude House Dr. Mascara Fixer Perfect Lash [US$5.74]
Gosh Nail Lacquer in Galaxy (612) [CA$4]
Green Beaver Natural Toothpaste in Frosty Mint [CA$4.63]
Innisfree The Green Tea Seed Serum [free sample]
It’s Skin Macaron Lip Balm, Holiday Edition, in Green Apple [US$4.87]
L.A. Girl HD PRO BB Cream in Light/Medium [CA$7.49]
L’Oréal Colour Riche Le Vernis à l’Huile in Coral Trianon [CA$7.49]
L’Oréal Infallible Pro-Glow Foundation in Nude Beige (203) [CA$14.99]