A few of my fave foreign beauty products
Lioele BB Cream--I was on a mission to find an Asian BB cream that wasn't grey and this fits the bill. Plus, how pretty is the packaging? It's only in one shade, so it's perfect for when my skin is lighter. Oily skin will really love this. It wears nicely and can be used as a primer. I purchased this for around $20.
Baby Shine Foot--This is a must for soft feet this summer. Essentially, you place your feet in the plastic booties, pour the liquid into the booties, and then hunker down for about 90 minutes. Yes, 90 minutes. Then, wash your feet and within a couple of days, your feet will start peeling. It's pretty gross and takes around 5 days to peel off completely. Yes, it's gross and not painful. Pedis are painful for me, so this is a nice alternative. I suggest doing this in the winter or spring, so you can hide your feet with socks. Don't pay more than a dollar or two for these.
Glamorous morning pic via my Instagram
Kinoki Collagen Eye Pads--Maybe you didn't get enough sleep last night. Maybe you had a late night. Maybe you had too many salty foods. Whatever the reason, you have puffy bags under your eyes and these collagen pads (I've used several brands, and they're all about the same) will get rid of them. I keep them by the bed, and when the alarm goes off, I place them on my eyes and hit snooze a couple of times. Within 20-30 minutes, your eyes are back to normal. I try to use the pads a couple of times before tossing. They're very cold on the skin and sort of gel-like to the touch. Don't pay more than a couple of dollars for these.
Innoxa Bleues--I first started using this product the first time I went to Europe, as it isn't sold here. These blue drops make the blues and whites of your eyes pop. It doesn't take the red out, but makes them brighter. There are other similar brands, but this one I've used the most since 2005. I've paid around $5-$10 for these.
Bioderma Sensibio Makeup Remover--I'm not exaggerating when I say that I have 3 bottles of this French makeup remover. I love it! It feels, smells, and looks like water, but removes makeup easily. It isn't greasy and it doesn't irritate my eyes or face. This is a no-rinse formula. I paid $10 for two bottles.
It's not what it looks like. It's an eye mask!
Where to Buy?
- Ebay--best prices and usually free shipping, but it takes around 3 weeks to receive products
- Prettyandcute.com--this is the cutest website and I want everything on it.
- HMart--I can visit this Asian superstore, but they sell online as well. I like the sheet masks from here.
- Asian beauty stores
What are your favorite foreign beauty products?
Have a great weekend! Be safe, behave, and be well. Love, Elle