Lush Skincare

Usually I am no big fan of products that carry along a intruding fragrance, especially when you can smell it from almost 200m outside the store. I mostly just walk past the Lush shops as fast as I can to avoid the smell but my friend recommended me to go inside. So I went inside the store to find the shampoo that she recommended for hair loss and walked out with a empty wallet.

Lush is for the girls/boys that:

  • have sensitive skin
  • specific skin problems
  • the vegan
  • are eco-friendly
  • those who simply enjoy to eat their skincare products

An Addition to my skincare products

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What happened was that I met this really friendly and sweet girl with the nicest british accent. When she approached me, I was a bit taken aback by her sudden enthusiastic presence. I told her about the problems with my hair: hair loss and thinner hait (for 6 months I have been dyeing my black hair to brown) So she told me about the shampoo and conditioner. After that I found myself confiding all my problems to girl, like she was some friend instead of a shop assistant. I could clearly tell that she enjoyed her job and truly loved the products that she sold.

I envy those who do what they love and love what they do. I don’t have to be a Bill Gates or the next Steve Jobs but I would love to find a job that keeps me motivated and strives me to challenge myself, whether it’s in a small or a big company.

On to the products, I am generally satisfied with the products. They are fulfilling their purposes but not exceeding, except for one product: Ro’s Argan Body Conditioner. This product is simply amazing, you apply in on while showering and it makes your skin baby-smooth. The fragrance is very pleasant and remains the entire day. I was so happy about this product because I have been struggling with dry skin and small pimples on my arms/legs (it looks like ingrown hair) The product not only made my skin softer but also reduced the amount of pimples. It may be a pricey product but it’s definitely worth it.

Beauty review: Ladykin

I have a very sensitive skin, which makes it harder for me to find the perfect skin care. So I decided to write about some beauty products to share my opinion. If I can use it on my face, almost everyone else will be able to use it too. I even had a break out once from a Clarins sun screen. It was so horrible that I went through different stages of allergy:

Stage 1: pimples and acne (itching)

Stage 2: burned skin (very painful and still itchy)

stage 3: dry skin: it was so dry that I could see the dead skin on my face. (very ugly and unattractive)

stage 4: peeling off the skin: in the last stage I was simply peeling of the dead skin on my face….

Well enough about my skin problems, here is the review on the products.

Vanpir cream and serum

Ladykin brought out these two products recently. The vanpir cream and serum.

The name is very striking and makes one wonder. After some thorough research of the ingredients and looking up reviews,  I decided to give it a shot. So I ordered the product on yesstyle.com (which basically the only website in the Netherlands that offers Korean products).

Vanpire dark repair cream

The product is designed to suit all skin types. The formula stimulates the metabolism    of the skin and stimulates the elasticity and prevents ageing. It helps with reducing the  wrinkles, freckles, and blemishes and remove fine lines. It also clears the facial spots, whitens skin and contracts expanded pores. Above all it improves the overal skin condition.

The price- for the cream was around €13,-

Vanpir dark repair youth activator serum

This is a concentrated serum that targets the signs of skin damage by also boosting the metabolism of the skin. It makes the skin brighten, lighter and more resilient to all kinds of damage that can be caused by air :3

The price for the serum was around €19,-

My review

Me, as a true asian, was mainly attracted to the fact that it whitens your skin. So I bought both the products for the optimum effect.  The serum is dark brown and fluid but with a good texture.  It didn’t have any smell to it and was easy to apply. The cream is thick and smells woody. It comes with a little miniature spoon, which makes it easy to get the right amount. Although the texture is thick, it didn’t feel sticky and was easily absorbed by my skin.

I have been using these products for a month now and I must say that I am pretty happy with it. The price is pretty reasonable and I didn’t get any allergic reaction. I’m not sure about the anti-aging effect of the cream (considering the fact that I am 19 without wrinkles) but I was happy about the overall results. My skin is a bit brighter and the blemish/spots disappeared a bit. I came to love the smell of the cream and it’s the perfect skin relief for the harsh winter here. I will keep using the products and strongly recommend it.