Strawberry Meltyblend...delish! I was told they're called Meltykiss in Japan (true or false?)
my favorite Sapporo Ichiban dry ramen noodles...it's called dinner in 5 minutes (it was what I was stuffing my face with on blogTV)
last time on Mona TV she busted out a huge bag of chips...so I thought I'd give these a try (you'll prob see me eating this next time on blogTV haha).
Hawaiian chips 'cause they just go so well with all of the Hawaiian snacks Wuz recently sent me!
Alright, I promised a review! I don't really do reviews but eh, here's one on a product I just tried. Now that the weather's much warmer, my skin is more combination-like so I wanted to try something for my now oily (and therefore icky) nose.
KOSE Softymo Nose Clean Pack (Black)
Review at a Glance (out of 5 ♥s):
Price: a box of 10 is about $7-8 USD.
♥ the price is affordable, especially considering you only need to use it once a week (more or less depending on your particular need).
♥ it's black...makes it easy to see what it lifted off your nose...well unless what you're lifting is black gunk.♥ it's easy to use, you slap it on and there's no mess (or glue-like smell and feeling) compared to using a nose peeling gel.
♥ doesn't come with instructions in English (I'll have to check at Mitsuwa if they added English instructions to their packages), so I looked online and basically found two different ways to use it.
♥ this is a personal con...I chose to use it right after cleansing my face while my nose was still wet (either way, your nose needs to be wet). To me that was a con because my face gets dry if I don't moisturize right after cleansing, so I had to put on the nose pack and moisturize around the area, then moisturize my nose later.
♥ it kinda hurt a bit taking it off so I had to wet the strip and then couldn't see much ickiness left on the strip. It prob hurt since my nose was dry so next time I'll do it after my nose is already moisturized.
My Thoughts: This is actually the first time I've tried using a nose pore strip so I can't compare with any others (feel free to recommend me one). Although I couldn't really see my pore ickiness on the strip, my nose felt very smooth afterwards and I could see visible improvement in my pores! They looked a lot smaller and therefore cleaner so obviously the strip did its job. Too bad it was a bit of a pain to peel off the strip so I had to wet it (which might be why I couldn't really see ickiness on it).
donde esta mi porejo funk?! haha
I also think part of the pain was from the skin of my nose drying itself out since I skipped moisturizer. Next time I'll use the strip after both cleansing and moisturizing to see if it'd still be as effective and if I might like it more. Otherwise I just might find my skin is too sensitive for it. Nine more strips and nine more weeks to go! haha
On the plus side...my nose hasn't been oily all day!
what's that? I have something on my nose? ya don't say...(yup that's a makeup-less me).
More Info: Instructions for use in English here or here (next time I'll try it this way). Buy it at a Japanese market like Mitsuwa or Marukai, or from Marukai's online store or iMomoko.com
Have you tried this product? And if so, what are your thoughts? Link me to your blog if you've already reviewed it there!
Have a lovely weekend, everyone!!