Friday, July 26, 2013

A month of Tosowoong (review)

Hi there!

Today I'm gonna tell you all about the Tosowoong pore brush.
 Classic Tosowoong brush and Accent brush (the smaller one for spot cleaning particular places on your face such as the side of your nose or your eyelid etc...)

First of all what is a Tosowoong Brush?
[TOSOWOONG] Clean Pore Brush

Miracle of Deep Cleansing by fine brush!
About 31 thousand bristles compact, it helps you to remove the dirt of your skin completely.

Clean Pore Brush
Made in Korea

Brand new & high quality
Made in Korea
310.000 of Micro fine brush.
Deeply cleaning without skin irritation
Elasticity and ultra flexible artificial hair can be used longer than animal hair.


0.045mm fine brush hair deeply ceans pore waste, black head. it is mush cleaner to use pore brush than just washing face with hands.

Tosowoong pore brush is dense. so just rubbing skin softly cleans the skin well.

Evenly distributed pressures from artificial brush hair minimizes irritation on the skin. 

Special manufacturing created evenly dense artificial hair, animal hair easily changes, gets odor or gems reproduce. However, the artificial hair is hygienic and elastic, it can be used as semi permenantly.

(all this info was shamelessly pumped up here =P)

My experience with it.
This is the one that I have.
I've heard a lot of good about the Tosowoong brushes everywhere, so I wanted to try it for myself, the thing is, I don't like wooden brushes because I feel like when you wet them repeatedly, after a while they will get super dry and finally break. I've seen that happen before (not from the Tosowoong brand of course as I had never tried it) so that's what made me a bit skeptical abut the whole thing. The thing is, they also have plastic ones and when I discovered that, there was no stopping me anymore! I bought mine from Ebay so it was about 36€ with free shipping. It came at that price because it's a battery powered one. You push this blue button and it starts vibrating rapidly and you apply it to your face and use it in circular motions.  I usually do my entire face then I go back to places that need extra cleaning such as my T-zone , jaw line (I keep getting zits there these days) and my forehead (you can get hair product on your forehead and all over your face too when you have your hair down all day). 

Sometimes I use the Dermalogica instead of the Enzyme powder or I mix both . I like the result: clean and supple skin!
Since the soap is a powder, I usually put a bit in the palm of my hand and put some water then I rub my hands together to get it nice and foamy. Sometimes I mix my Enzyme Powder and the Dermalogica Daily Microfoliant when I need an extra scrub, otherwise I usually choose one of the two . I use this brush 1 or two times a day everyday except for weekends. It hasn't broken me out or made my skin excessively dry (which had been the case with another facial brush that I tried). I also use it with my Tea Tree Oil Face Wash from The Body Shop when I do get a breakout and the zits are way smaller the day after, two days after they're gone!

In conclusion, I would say that I am really satisfied by this brush. I have to admit that when I got it, I was a bit skeptical because the bristles looked longer than they did on the website and I thought that it wouldn't make any difference but it does, really. So I'm happy I tried. 

There are four different models of Tosowoong brushes, here they are in ascending order of price and also from the oldest to the latest. The last one comes with a special sponge so it can be used to apply your base makeup such as primer and or foundation for example. I haven't tried it yet but I have to admit that I'm tempted and have a hard time to choose between this and the Clarisonic brush. >_<' These brushes are available here with free shipping worldwide.

If any of you have tried this brush or other variations of the Tosowoong brush please give me your impressions in the comments down below, I would love to know what other people think of it.

I hope this post helped you understand this brush. If you have any questions don't hesitate to ask.

Take care! Bye!


Wednesday, July 24, 2013

One big giant Haul # 2: More brushes etc...

Hi everyone!

Here's my long overdue second Haul (or more like the second part of my Big giant haul).

I did this haul in two parts because I had so many items but I think I'll just go with numbers, that will make things easier for you and also for me.

So without further delay here's the first item:
it's a Hakuro makeup brush and I bought it online on ebay (link).

This brush is an excellent tool to apply Maybelline's Dream Matte Mousse Foundation.

This brush is a duo fiber brush and is as soft as it looks and it applies liquid and powder foundation like a dream without leaving any streaks or brush marks all over your face, I also really like it because it's not too big so you can get the side of your nose and around your eye area without too much of a hassle and you can also use it as a contour or blush brush.

This is a brush set that I bought because they looked like they were quite soft and sturdy and they are duo fiber which is awesome for blending. I also saw them on The Amazing World of J's blog so I knew I could trust their quality. And she was right, they are amazing, and super easy to wash and dry! Awesomeness!!! They are synthetic brushes but they are really soft so for those who are on the hunt for some amazing vegan brushes at a bargain price, look no further. I got them on ebay too (link).

(On this set of pictures I tried a new way of taking the pictures and I quite like it so this is the kind of pictures that you will be seeing on the blog from now on,I hope you'll like it).
These little guys right here I got from ebay too, they are lip glosses. They're very cheap and non sticky so win/win! they're quite glossy but they aren't very hydrating, I usually apply them over my lip balm and I'm ready to go. It's also a very cute item to carry around in your bag or purse. It has no scent and no taste so I think it's perfect.

These are some Body Shop lipsticks that I got from the sales at 4.50€!!! Enough said!

This one I use as a nude color by pairing it up with my lip balm.
This one is a hot pink and I love to wear it when I'm just wearing a simple eyeliner and no eyeshadow on my eyes, it makes the look more interesting. =)
Here are the swatches:
As you can see this one is quite sheer but still a bit pigmented.
This one is more creamy in consistency so I usually apply it with a lip brush.
This is a sample size of Etude House's Collagen Moistfull facial freshener.(toner). I'm still trying it out but I will do a full review very soon.
This is Maybelline's Super Stay 24h Concealer, I use it as a highlighter but also and mostly as an eyeshadow base. It works perfectly and covers any pigmentation (or veins, hate those) on my lids. It helps bring out the  color of the eyeshadow and also stays put all day no matter how hot or humid it might be.
I'm also testing these out, I will review them too. I can say that I really like it though and even got a full size one.

These are my favorite powder brushes from Eyes Lips Face so I got two. They're just perfect. Easy to use, easy to clean and also very unexpensive.

I got this ring bracelet from Ebay. It's one of my favorites already, I'll need to apply some clear polish on it to make sure the color doesn't fade though.

I also got these limited Edition polishes from Elf when I got the powder brushes.

I hope I won't be disappointed as I've heard only good reviews about them.

So this is it for now. This post was quite long and picture heavy, I hope it didn't bore you. 
There will be individual reviews for the items that I haven't tried out yet and also more Hauls because the sales period isn't over here yet so you know what's gonna happen =P

Thanks for reading and for your support so far. 

Take care, Bye!