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The Face Shop Jeju Volcanic Lava Peel-Off Clay Nose Mask

The single worst smell I’ve experienced in my life, as someone who has three younger siblings and has experienced all the wonders of infant body fluids, is this DIY pore strip from one of Michelle Phan’s videos. Part of this horrendous stench is due to the fact that it’s a pore strip, and therefore meant to go directly on your nose. If you’re fasting or dieting I would maybe recommend trying this recipe just because nothing turns you off food more than this gelatinous… I don’t even know what to call it.

Olefactoury senses aside, one benefit that my thirteen year old self realised about this DIY pore pack is that because it’s a liquid, you have the opportunity to customise the pore pack shape. I enjoyed being able to take the mask up the bridge of my nose to the space between my brows, where I am also prone to dark sebaceous filaments. I no longer make these DIY pore masks due to laziness and choosing to rely on professionals for my skincare products now, but when I saw TheĀ Face Shop’s Jeju Volcanic Lava Peel-Off Clay Nose Mask I immediately bought it–without even looking for reviews–because of the ability to customise pore strip shapes again.

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Coming home to chicken nuggets: Zeroid Intensive Cream Review

A while back I read an autobiography about a woman who’s brother was a professional chef at a five star restaurant but came home everyday and ate Costco microwave chicken nuggets.

Zeroid Intensive Cream is my chicken nugget.

There’s nothing exciting about the plain white packaging, though I definitely appreciate the tube over a jar, and the ingredients don’t feature any vaguely-maybe-effective-organism-parts like starfish urine. That being said, it’s nice to have a reliable product that does its job–does it very well in fact–always there for you. Intensive Cream is a lipid, a cream, an occlusive, sometimes a one-product routine, and a saviour for my dry skin.

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