Sunday, April 14, 2013

Tony Moly Panda's Dream Good-bye Dark Eye Corrector

Hello I am alive! I feel so guilty when I don't have a new blog post up each week (maybe I should stop feeling bad about this) because it's supposed to be part of a routine and so when I don't blog I just feel... so..... slack :( But don't fret as I have not lost my blogging motivation! It's just that my current circumstances don't allow me to make blogging a top priority. It's great to be writing a new post now though :)

Speaking of priorities, I have evaluated my purchasing/spending priorities and have realised that I have more than enough cosmetics at the moment. Thus I have decided to spend less/none on new makeup products and more on things I need... or just save more. Oh and a couple of months ago, Mandy sent me a huge box of makeup/skincare goodies (I know right, so generous and sweet of her) which is all just too much for me to keep/use! Some products will be included in a giveaway in the near future (don't worry, she's cool with the idea) so do keep an eye out for that.

Anyway, the point is is that my blog may not always focus on beauty due to the lack of new products to review I guess (me purchasing less and sadly losing my active circle lens sponsor, mukuCHU as they will be closing very soon). Which makes me think that maybe I could try blogging more about other categories like fashion, food... but we'll see. Last month I did my very first online book review so who knows what could happen next on this blog :)

Here I am back with a post on a non-sponsored item which I purchased not too long ago - a product that I felt that I NEEDED more than WANTED!


Credit: Qoo10

Now is it a skincare product or a makeup product? I'm not quite sure but either way, I was sold on its description. And its pink panda packaging omgawd cuteness overload (gwiyomiiii~! ^^v Bahaha..) Apparently it's a 'panda's dream' to say goodbye to those dark circles lol.

I'm neither ashamed or proud to admit that I have panda eyes aka dark circles/under eye bags. How I like to express half-sadness or half-happiness about anything is with a wink frown face ---> ;( I think I've used it on Twitter before and I hope no one thought of it as a typo wink smiley.... *awkward*

I have a love-hate relationship with my dark circles. The obvious reasons for hating them are that they make me look tired and in my opinion, make me look less youthful. And the reason I like/love them is because when I have a full face of makeup on, I actually prefer the look that the dark circles give to my eyes/overall appearance compared to when they are covered with concealer. I don't know but it looks unnatural on me when they're concealed. However it'd definitely be better if I naturally didn't have dark circles at all.

I have a number of under eye concealers and they're all fine but when I came across this product online... I was so curious to try it out that I implulse-bought it! Mind you, that's something that I rarely do :P


I purchased mine from eBay at around $12 USD shipped which I suppose is decent for an under eye cream of this size. It didn't come with any plastic packaging like the image above. There was a seal inside the cap so I was assured that this tube hadn't been used/opened before.

I admit that if this under eye cream was manufactured by a different brand and had plain packaging... I wouldn't have been as tempted to buy it xD Packaging is so important!! To me anyway hehe.

Credit: My Baby Skin

It's a 'whitening cream' and I wish I knew how whitening creams worked. All I know is that this product includes the ingredients 'Niacinamide' (prevents melanin formation) and 'Haloxyl' (improves dark circles and dull skin tone) according to what I've read. I've never intentionally used any whitening creams prior to this which meant that I couldn't compare it to others and their whitening effects.

The million-dollar question is.......... does it work?!

As with many skincare products like whitening, brightening, anti-aging, anti-wrinkle etc., you can't always tell for sure that an improvement has been implicated as a result of using a product. And while some products do show signs of improvement, the improvement may no longer be visible with discontinued use. Also, there isn't an indication of when its effects can be seen so then again it's hard for me to say whether it 'works' yet. But what I can say is that after roughly two weeks of daily use, I haven't seen a whitening effect or a change. Maybe my dark circles are too dark to lighten T_T I will continue to use it daily until it runs out and then maybe I'll do an update/review when the product is finished.

Do let me know if you'd like to see a full review of this product on my blog! 

Questjen of the week:

Are you attracted to cute/pretty packaging?

Haha, a bit of a silly questjen - I'm sure everyone is!!


[Hint about my next post: Cosmetics review and FOTD! Hope you guys will like it]

  Jen xx

31 comments:

  1. awww, that's the cutest concealer packaging I've ever seen! ^_^
    Random Beauty by Hollie

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  2. It looks so cute!
    I use the Benefit Eye cream which claims to lighten dark circles but it honestly doesn't happen. Maybe it's impossible :O
    Awww no Mukuchu is closing down!? :(

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    1. It could be a mystery :O That's why us beauty bloggers have to test these products out and review haha
      Yeah unfortunately it will be closing in June or when stock runs out :(

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  3. The packaging is just precious :)
    Yes hahaa i'm always on the look out for cute makeup items. Thank you for the review! Not sure if it works but I feel like getting it nonetheless

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    1. :)
      Haha yeah and I love having some on display on my dressing table - so pretty to look at ^^
      You're welcome! Thank you for your comment <3 That's nice to hear keke

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  4. such cute packaging! I totally would get it but I normally just use a bit of concealer to hide my panda eyes lol

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    1. Concealer works like a charm xD I want to reduce the darkness and/or make it disappear for good!

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  5. yes i am a complete sucker to cute packaging, its a curse. shame this product didn't really do much :/
    i really need a new undereye concealer and i don't know what to get!

    à la foliee

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    1. Sometimes I think it makes up for not being a very good product lol but I guess it also depends on the cost etc. Pretty packaging + amazing product is the best!!

      I've been using Maybelline's Instant Age Rewind concealer - it's purpose is to erase dark circles and I reckon it works quite well :)

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  6. i'm a huge sucker for cute packaging o.o !!

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  7. PANDA! *o*
    Just like everyone, I'm also a sucker for products with cute packaging. OTL

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    1. Now imagine if all products had cute packaging... oh dear hahaha

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  8. Jelly .. WHO DOESN'T LOVE CUTE PACKAGING *___* !!
    That's like the biggest incentive to buy all the products hehe :P And ooh, I'd definitely enjoy reading about some new category posts! Blog about whatever :D (I've been such a slacker too ;^;)

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    1. Maybe someone who dislikes cute stuff hahaha who know xD
      But yes you are right!!
      Aw lovely to hear Mel :) I shall blog about what ever hehe

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  9. Yup, definitely! I'm a sucker for cute packaging!

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  10. Does this eye whitening cream moisturize?
    I'm searching for a moisturizing eye cream but I'm not sure if this will do the trick..

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    1. It does feel quite moisturising on my skin after applying it
      I reckon this is worth a try

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    2. Really?
      Thank you for the recommendation!
      And the packaging is sooo cute!
      I doubt I can resist to it's charms XD

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    3. You're welcome! Thanks for the question/comment ^^

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  11. so does it work?

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    1. To be honest I haven't been using it daily so I still can't say whether it 'works'. You could give it a try

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  12. Hello :) My eyes so dry I can only use Skin79 pink lebel BB cream but I want to cover my eye circles much more.. What products should I use? I have fair skin.. Thank you so much :)

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    1. Hi Cicole,
      The undereye/dark circle concealer I am currently using is the Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Eraser for Dark Circles and there is a shade that would be most suited to people who have fair skin like yourself :) Perhaps give that a try and see how you go.

      Also there is one which is very moisturising which I reckon would be perfect for you - Benefit's Fake Up concealer! It comes in the shade 'Light'

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  13. Hi u. After a long time now I want to ask u: Do u feel better with your dark circle now? I'm considering buying one now and I want to ask your experience.
    Thanks

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    1. Hi, I can't say that my dark circles are completely gone because some days they're not as visible as other days - it depends on my diet and the amount of sleep I get! Also when I wear eye makeup, my dark circles look more 'obvious', even after removing makeup (the rubbing of my eyes tends to have an effect)

      I think you should buy it :)

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  14. Did you do an updated review? I really want this to work, it looks like it has such promise!

    www.tigerlilybeauty.blogspot.co.uk | UK beauty blog

    From 1 Jen to another! xx

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    1. Hello Jen :)
      I haven't done an updated review - sorry! I do recommend giving it a try though, it's not pricey and it could work for you. If not, the packaging is super cute to have anyway hehe

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