Beauty Review : NEW Biore Cleansing Oil Cotton Facial Sheets

Making up to prettify yourself is one of girls’ greatest interest and hobby! Who doesn’t want to look gorgeous right? Assuming you don’t overdo it.

But what is even more important besides covering, concealing and enhancing is how your actual real skin feels and looks like.

It is horrendous to know that some girls do not remove their make-up properly or worse still, leave it on overnight because they are lazy or drunk.

No matter how bad I couldn’t hold my liquor for that night, I have always made sure that I get my make-up removed. Never have I slept with my make-up on due to laziness or because I’m drunk. Even with the dizzy spells and nauseating moments, I would still crawl to my beauty corner to remove my make-up thoroughly and cleanse my face with the facial foam, apply toner and then slap on moisturiser before I fly to bed.

The recent incident whereby I got drunk (New Year’s Day, what do you expect!), I managed to remove my make-up and cleansed my face as per normal but shockingly, I had actually forgot to remove my contact lens! Yes, I actually slept with them on for several hours before I got disturbed by my annoying full bladder.

Haha, speaks volume as to how I understand the importance of removing your make-up, no?

I have been using Loreal’s Cleansing Milk to remove my face make-up and Cyber Colours for eye make-up.

It gets quite messy because you are required to pour few drops onto your fingertips and slowly apply them in a circular motion, like how you would cleanse your face with a facial cleanser. After that, you then need to wipe them off thoroughly with a cotton pad. For my eye make-up, I would use a cotton bud filled with a drop of Cyber Colours make-up remover and then wipe off any eyeliner, mascara whatsoever with it.

I have always been skeptical about cleansing sheets due to two reasons.

Firstly, not removing your make-up thoroughly causes clogged pores which cause blemishes.

Secondly, using that to wipe your eyelid areas seem a little too rough on those delicate babies (but who am I kidding? I’ve always been so rough on my skin… =x)

Despite that, after knowing how this new improved version is highly raved by many girls, I decided to get 1 for myself.

The old version looks like this :

And the new version looks like this :

Biore Cleansing Oil Cotton Facial Sheets Regular

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When I first saw the package, I was quite shocked and disappointed at the same time because I was actually expecting it to be much bigger. But then again, it doesn’t bother me now.

If you saw the video by Miyake, QiuQiu and XiaXue, I’m actually not as bothered about how many times do I have to wipe to get my make-up removed completely. It doesn’t matter to me.

I am more concerned if these sheets would do a clean job (pun intended).

After trying it several times now, here’s my review.

ProsΒ 

  • Fresh scent
  • Cleaning sheet doesnt dry out easily
  • Helps to remove make-up thoroughly – psst, you can test it by cleaning your whole face twice to see if there are any residue left.
  • Easy to use with less hassle compared to cleansing lotions/oil

Cons

  • May have to wipe a few times, especially on the eye areas but I think that’s because of the residue of the eye lash glue.Β 
  • Need to be extra careful when wiping the eye areas due to delicate skin.

The aftermath after a few wipes :

From this (a typical make-up day – just foundation, eyeliner, falsies, blusher, concealer, white shimmery eyeliner and eyebrow pencil) :

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To this :

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The make-up removed :

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They do sell them in packets too for refills πŸ™‚

Biore Cleansing Oil Cotton Facial Sheets RefillBiore Cleansing Oil Cotton Facial Sheets Handy Pack

 

– Regular Tub (44 sheets) $17.90

– Refill Pack (44 sheets) $15.60
– Handy Pack (10 sheets) $3.90

Overall rating :

4 stars

 

Recently, I also bought another cleansing sheets but from Nivea because the Guardian I patronised, had their Biore ones sold out!

Will be reviewing about it soon and drawing a comparison to help you beauty junkies gauge which is more value for money! πŸ™‚

Happy 1st Anniversary Braces!

Yesterday marked the 1st Anniversary I have with my braces. I must say that this is one of those relationships which I cannot wait to breakaway from my life. Such a love-hate relationship is often tiring.

Love it because it has indeed helped me to solve my underbite problem and align my teeth straight.

Hate it because it has caused me not only financial pain but physically as well.

If you would recall, I had my fendulum on the underside of my tongue stuck onto the metal bracket of the braces at the back tooth. Can you imagine with pain and I couldn’t even close my mouth or speak properly! Not knowing what to do and I was panicking in tears, I had to rush down to the nearest hospital and FML, this stupid incident costs me a whooping $200+!!!

This is how my latest set of teeth look. Pretty much more or less the same.

The main problem (underbite) has already been solved and now, the dentist is just trying to adjust some stubborn teeth that are slightly misaligned.

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And the mandatory comparison for the one year thus far :

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You can see the gaps have been slowly closing after I have ‘jump’ the bite from July onwards. Documenting the braces journey not only helps my keen readers (esp those with underbite problems) but it also helps me to monitor the progress of the shifting and movements of my teeth. Most importantly, it sorta serves as a security that my money is actually well-spent la. HAHAHA.

Although I’ve pretty more or less beautified my teeth, somehow what bothers is that I still cannot smile properly with my teeth shown. As you can tell from the pictures above, I’ve always had the mindset that I have a set of crooked jaw. Either that, I have a crooked mouth. So whenever I try to pose for the camera secretly trying to smile with my teeth shown, I end up with a crooked smile and mouth. πŸ˜₯

I’ve also tried googling for pictures of people wearing braces on but able to still smile showing their teeth but somehow, I just can’t.

But it may also be because having an extra ‘thing’ around your teeth makes it difficult to smile properly and perfectly even though your teeth are straight. But then again, there are so many others who smile confidently and don’t look awkward like I do πŸ˜₯

I have a long wide jaw which I guess explains why all my wisdom teeth could grow up properly without being embedded, which hence allowed me to extract them out without surgery. But then because it was not a surgery, just normal extraction, I could not claim under my Medisave. :$500+ fly away! πŸ˜₯

Either that, I’m not used to looking at pics of myself with my teeth shown while smiling. All my 25 (coming 26 *GASPS*!) years of my life, there will never be a picture that shows me smiling with my teeth shown, UNLESS IT WAS A CANDID SHOT. And many at times, that did happened and it was so FML-moment because I really loathe the way I look.

It’s kinda frustrating whenever I’d try to get my dentist to advise how long more am I required to wear them and he refuses to commit.

I mean the remaining $$$ is not a problem, which I think I’ve left about another $600-700+ if I recalled correctly? But I just want to get it over and done with already! 😦

Other than the braces, the dentist would access the teeth and gums overall and I have had several fillings done due to decays. =x

And it costs $70 per tooth!

FML, documenting this actually reminded me how much $$$ I’ve invested for my teeth.

SO IT BETTER BE WORTH IT.

New Year Resolutions

Another mandatory kinda topic…not sure how effective new year resolutions are, but here’s mine anyway, heh.

1. Get my double eyelid surgery done (Still in the midst of planning but it’s been on my mind day and night recently)

2. Complete my Masters course and try to aim for distinction (tentatively in May and I’ll be done mugging! Results to be released in Aug)

3. Completely remove my birthmarks or at least lighten them significantly (I’ve secured a sponsorship for this so stay tuned for more updates! I can’t wait!!!)

4. Foster and build stronger bonds and greater relationships with people who are impt to me includes solving and sort out problems and eradicate them completely if possible (linked to my previous post)

5. Taking this blog to greater heights

6. To change job – one that excites and challenges me.

7. Register and pass the conversion law course provided it commences this year

8. Attain my driving licence? (This is totally under pending because with the new regulations, owning a car is so exp nowadays. I’m practical like that. Many have advised that it’s good to pick up a new skill – though I agree but if I don’t have a chance to drive, I might most probably forget how to and then when I finally own my own car, I would most probably have to go for refresher course, which I think doesn’t make much sense to me. No doubt I can drive my dad’s but still not on a frequent basis I guess because he requires it for work…And well, the truth is I actually prefer to be chauffeured. Ahem.)

9. Have my braces removed. That being said, today marks the 1st Anni I have with them. What a love-hate relationship. I still cant smile properly with my teeth/braces shown and food still gets stuck all the freaking time! ARGH!

10. Improve my culinary skills! Am already working on it……

What about you? πŸ™‚

What are your new year resolutions?

Gimme your thoughts about how effective they are/not for you!