Sunday, January 15, 2017 0

Kocostar Foot Therapy - Review

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I was shopping at Urban Outfitters when I saw the blue Kocostar Foot Therapy package nestled in with all the Tony Moly goodies they stocked. A friend of mine, who worked for Soko Glam's Klog, did a review a while back on a Faceshop's "Smile Foot Peeling" pack. Intrigued by the foot peeling phenomenon, I had to purchase this pack and try it for myself. Luckily, I was able to force boyfriend into trying it too.

He's more religious about running than I am, but it's safe to say that both of our feet have taken a beating and, unfortunately, we're not very diligent about giving them some well needed TLC.

WARNING: VERY GROSS FOOT PICTURES 


Again, apologies for the gross foot pictures, but here are our "before" photos.


Did you know Kocostar is actually a Canadian company? They offer treatments for your hands and nails as well.


Active Ingredients: Alcohol, Water, Propylene Glycol, Lactic Acid, Isopropyl Alcohol, Urea, Glycolic Acid, hydroxypropylcellulose, Betaine, PEG-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Triclosan, Menthol, Fragrance, Disodium EDTA, Water, Butylene Glycol, Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract, Viola Tricolor Extract, Taraxa cum Officinale (Dandelion) Leaf Extract, Chrysanthemum Morifolium Flower Extract, Brassica Campestris (Rapeseed) Flower Extract, Prunus Serrulata Flower Extract, Butylene Glycol, Chrysanthemum Indicum Flower Extract, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Melissa officinalis Leaf Extract, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Aspalathus linearis Leaf Extract, Thymus vulgaris (Thyme) Flower/Leaf Extract, Jasminum Officinale (Jasmine) Flower Water, Coix Lacryma-Jobi Ma-yuen Seed Extract, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Seed E xtract, Triticum Vulgare (Wheat) Seed Extract, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Extract, Phaseolus Radiatus Seed Extract, Zea Mays (Corn) Kernel Extract, Angelica Gigas Root Extract, Cnidium Officinale Root Extract, Coptis Japonica Root Extract, Ganoderma Lucidum (Mushroom) Extract, Phellinus Linteus Extract, Phellinus Linte us Extract, Rheum Palmatum Root Extract, Laminaria Japonica Extract, Chlorella Vulgaris Extract, Porph yra Yezoensis Extract, Acer Saccharum (Sugar Maple) Extract, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Fruit Extract, Vaccinium Myrtillus Fruit/Leaf Extract, Saccharum Officinarum (Sugar Cane) Extract.



Look at that gross blister. 
Safe to say that boyfriends feet were in significantly worse shape than mine. 


When you open up the packet, don't expect it to be like a traditional face mask. It's dry and the little "painter's booties" are self sealed! Cut them open, jam your little feet-sies in and use the tabs to adjust for a tighter fit.









They were easy to get on, but sitting still for an hour and a half was actually a bit difficult. I'm naturally a fidgety person with a small bladder, so the only advice I would give is go to the bathroom first and turn on Netflix, Hulu, Youtube or whatever floats your boat and sit still.




The hour and a half passed by uneventfully and I didn't feel unpleasant tingling or burning. In fact, I felt nothing at all! Which made me curious to see if the treatment truly worked. Our feet were also pretty pristine after removing the "foot mask" and washing our feet off.



My feet felt a little "tight" due to dryness, but it wasn't unbearable. You can see that my feet are a little red and irritated.



However, we didn't truly see the effects until around 3 days later.

REALLY GROSS FOOT PICTURES 


Boyfriend's foot had significant shedding and continued on for about a week. He said that his foot did feel softer, but it didn't have any effect on his blister. I think continued use of the foot mask would be more effective.


My shedding was significantly less, but still there. I really wanted the callous on the ball of my foot to go down or get softer, but again I think one treatment was not effective enough.

Would I buy this again? Yes probably! We definitely grossed out all of our friends, but I think routine use of this foot pack would definitely give you softer feet. However, there's no way to target specific callouses or blisters in this pack (since you're wrapping your foot in the mask) and I would be worried about how the rest of my foot would hold out. I think I would probably use this once a month?

Purchase links:
Kocostar

Friday, September 30, 2016 0

Chloe Mini Drew: Review and Styling

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Hey there, I hope you're doing well. Long time no see right?

I've put something a little new together that I hope you will like! I started blogging a long time ago to provide information that I thought would be useful to people when purchasing stuff on the internet. I'm not a very strong writer, so thank you for your patience, but it's always a bit difficult for me to type out something that balances humor and information.

So I've given a new form of a media a try....YouTube! I have a small collection of videos on there now, but I wanted to link my first one here. Let me know what you think!

Tuesday, May 31, 2016 0

Tony Moly 5 Day Mask Project: Day 3 Review

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Day Number 3 of the Tony Moly 5. Day Project! As mentioned previously, the peeling and water glowing masks treated me well. I'll mention the same disclaimer as in my last post. Even though this post is coming much later than the original "Day 1" post, I completed this mask set in the allotted 5 days. 

Since it's been a while, let me refresh your memory on the five masks that come with the program. 

The masks, in order, are:
Day 1: Peeling
Day 2: Water Glowing
Day 3: Toning
Day 4: Lifting
Day 5: Total

According to the pack:

Day 3: Toning Mask

Concept of Vitamin injection (Brightening) / Lightening up the skin tone. With a effects of whitening from niacinamide and vitamin C derivative, the whitening mask sheet lightens up the skin tone and makes skin clear and clean. The cellulose fabric with excellent adhesion and transparency helps lock in active ingredients within skin with its moisture retention ability.


My super tired before face! After you've pulled out all the toxins from your face and restored moisture, day three is entirely dedicated to evening out your skin tone.


I didn't expect this to work wonders (I wish there was a single treatment that could even out my skin), but since the first two masks went so well, I had high hopes for this mask too!


Like the water glowing mask, this mask is made of plant cellulose as opposed to paper or cotton.


The mask experience was the same as the previous mask: cool, refreshing and relaxing.


As usual, I waited longer than the allotted 20-30 minutes and wore it for 50 minutes.


So excite.



Despite the change in lighting between the before and after photos, I do think the cooling nature and the vitamin C lightened my redness a little bit! I don't think it did anything for my hyper pigmentation though.

Between Day 2 and Day 3 I didn't think there was that big of a difference. My skin was certainly happier and my acne was getting better, but I didn't have that "stare in the mirror" moment like I had after Day 1.

Onward to Day 4!