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About 3 days ago Ayesha Malik – Youtuber and DevaCurl enthusiast came out with a video warning all her followers and fans to get rid of DevaCurl immediately and apologised to those that purchased the products on her reccomendation. To check out her video click here 

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I had a lash lift and I love it!

Last week I was invited to Precious Beauty Salon for a complimentary lash lift service. I had previously had lash extensions and realised that I am just way to rough on my eyes to be able to sustain them, thus the lash lift. Although I technically knew what a lash lift was, when the tech wanted to know what curl I wanted, I realised I didn’t know enough.

Lash lift vs Lash extensions
Pic from www.sugarlashpro.com/

WHAT IS A LASH LIFT?

A lash lift is a treatment done on your natural lashes using safe, cream-based solutions that leave them perfectly curled.

With life moving by at such an incredibly fast pace, majority of us are looking for treatments that will cut our time applying make up down even if it is just by a smidge. Lash extensions is something that has been quite a trend for the longest time until sometime last year when the buzz was all about lash lifts. So when I was offered this service I jumped at it, so I could see the difference.

Before I share my thoughts let me show you what my lashes looked like before

The first question I was asked was which curl I want and I said the glammest one hahaha

LASH LIFT PROCESS:

– First your lash tech will cleanse your lashes
– Choose suitable silicon pad to match lash length(this step requires her to ask the above question).
– Glue lashes and brush lashes up in the desired shape/style.
– Once complete, use perming solution(this smells almost like a hair straightener product)
– Remove perming solution.
– Apply neutralizer
– Remove neutralizer
– For those that require  a darker lash look, this step will be where the tint gets applied
– Remove silicon pads with two wet cotton pads

And boom, lashes on fleek. #wakeupinyourmakeup

Lashlift after

Straight after the service I wasn’t sure how I felt because it was that instant bam in your face effect that you get lash extensions however as I started getting used to it and getting multiple compliments(even one from an other lash tech). I started really loving it. I wake up in the morning now and already look half put together.

This service for anyone who feels lash extensions are too high maintenance or those that love the no make up , make up look.

Until Next Time

Peace and Love

Coco

Cosrx Advanced Snail 96 Mucin Power Essence

cosrx snail mucin

I received this product a few months ago as part of a skincare bundle gifted by Tamsin from Glow Theory.The same time I received the vitamin c serum from my previous post,click here to read my review. Due to dehydrated skin being one of my skin concerns, the COSRX Advanced Snail 96 Mucin power essence or as I affectionately call it, COSRX Snail Mucin, was what she recommended me to use.

cosrx snail mucin

If you are as clueless as I was when I started using K-beauty products, I wouldn’t blame you for asking what the heck is an essence, and then imagine weird scenerio’s in my head hahaha ( think Dark Crsytal vibes lol). my understanding now though is that it is ultimately the same as a serum. Like serum = western beauty and essence = Kbeauty.

The COSRX Snail Mucin a very lightweight product with a sort of slimey consistency. I like to kid that it is “slak juice”(snail juice) and clasp my hands together for it to have like a spider web effect hehehe

*Although this product was gifted all opinions are my own

cosrx snail mucin texture

Benefits of using this product

The COSRX Snail mucin consists of 96% snail secretion filtrate and now need to freak out by thinking about crazy things like I mentioned above hahaha. The snail mucin for COSRX products is harvested by the snails being placed over a mesh net in a dark and quiet room. The snails prefer this environment because they are nocturnal animals.  They are left alone to freely roam the net,for about 30 minutes, leaving mucin in their trails.

Snaill Mucin contains many beneficial ingredients such as hyaluronic acid, glycolic acid, glycoprotein ezymes and copper peptides. These ingredients all make snail mucin effective in the following;

  • Repairing skin damage(think of snails being able to repair their own shells)
  • Evening skintone
  • Fading hyperpigmentation including acne scars
  • Firming and Tightening the skin
  • Boosting Collagen and Elastin production
  • Hydrating skin

Just for balance because the list of benefits is not long enough, snail mucin has antimicrobial properties which help fight off acne-causing bacteria.

WHAT DOE THE COSRX SNAIL MUCIN CLAIM?

  •  To visibly repair and revitalize skin
  • Help with skin concerns such as acne scarring, dehydrated skin, early sign of aging,
  • To leave you with healthy, glowing, moisturised skin

Whenever I had breakouts, I was always left with dark marks/discolouration where the pimple once was but since using this product( in conjunction with my other products) I no longer have this issue. I won’t be able to say if it is was only due to the product as I haven’t used it on its own(without other serums  in my routines) but since adding  it to my routine it has taken care of this problem. Although I am not anywhere close to perfect skin as yet , I definitely have a slight glow in my skin and I am loving it.

 WHEN TO USE YOUR COSRX SNAIL MUCIN

I use this essence as part of my morning routine, after cleansing and before moisturiser. I apply it to damp skin and pat it in to help it absorb properly.

PRICE:

This Serum can be purchased from Glow Theory for R330 

If you have tried this please share your experience in the comments below

cosrx snail mucin snail

Until Next Time

Peace and Love

Coco