Beauty Review: MiSkin Dia Force Hydro-Gel Eye Patch Gold

I’ve recently been exploring the world of K-Beauty and their skin beauty regimes after coming across a K Beauty store called Maggies in Hamilton. K beauty is Korean Skincare and it places a strong importance in preparing and nourishing the skin. This includes using a  variety of products including oil cleansers, foam cleansers, essences, sheet masks.

One of the products I purchased ( there has been a few ) is MiSkin Dia Force Hydro-Gel Eye Patches in Gold. These promise: brightening, moisturizing and lifting. What 35 year old mother wouldn’t love that! The packaging is in Korean but lists the active ingredients as :Rose Water, Colloidal Gold, Purified Water, Pearl Powder,Collagen, Aloe Vera, Green Tea, Algae Extract and Camelia Leaf Extract.

 Beauty Review: Mi Skin Dia Force Hydro Gel Eye Patch Gold

It comes in a gold plastic pot and when I opened it I was pleased to see an extra removable seal and spatula inside. This is great to lift your eye patches out and stop the spread of bacteria in the pot. I was thrilled to see that it contains 60 patches! The patches are gold, have a shimmer to them and there is a lot of extra product in the pot. Perfect for using on other parts of your face! At $30 a pot it is great value for money.

The patches are lightly floral scented. I like the scent but some may not.

Beauty Review: Miskin Diaforce Hydro Gel Eye Patch Gold

What do I think?

I have been using these patches for 2 weeks, twice a week  ( Weds and Sun) so have given them a fair trail. The patches are easy to pop on just be prepared for a little sliding if there is too much product on them. I wiped the excess off ( popped them on my fine lines) and re-positioned under the eye. I find the patches have a nice cooling effect and after 30 minutes my under eye area feels hydrated and my fine lines have lessened. If you place some of the excess product on the patch you can also use them your lines between your brows and on the corners of your mouth.

Beauty Review: Mi Skin Dia Force Hydro Gel Eye Patch Gold
Hey there, bright eyes!

Great value for money, love the results and will definitely purchase again. Store them in the fridge for an extra cooling effect.

I would love to know what K-Beauty products your have tried!

Look out for my next K-Beauty Review next Thursday.




How to Make Your Own Coffee Scrub

There has been an increased interest in coffee scrubs on a lot of beauty forums lately and being a thrifty mama I thought I would share with you how to make your own coffee scrub.

Coffee/ Caffeine is my  morning pick me up so its no surprise that caffeine can be absorbed by your skin. It increases blood supply, redistributes fat cells, and in some cases reduces your varicose veins as it acts as a vascular restrictor!

In simple terms, it is great for cellulite, calming to irritated skin and off course exfoliates dead skin away. A great alternative to harmful products, filled with small plastic beads that accumulate in our environment.

Here is a quick and easy tutorial for a home made scrub that you can make for yourself or use to make a quick gift for a friend.

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You will need:

1 cup of coffee grinds – You could make friends with your local barrister and ask for some                                                                                             daily grinds. I drink Jed’s Coffee Bags later using the grinds from the bags.

1/2 cup Olive Oil            Great natural moisturizer

1/4 Brown sugar            Helps exfoliate dry skin, lumps and bumps

1/2 tsp Cinnamon          Smells delicious – you could add Vanilla or Citrus to your mix to create                                                                                     custom scents




Add all the dry ingredients together. Gradually add the Olive oil, until you get to the desired consistency.


Stir well and then place into a lovely jar – store in the fridge and use within 2 weeks.

How to make coffee scrub

You could decorate your jar with Washi craft tape or chalk paint and give your homemade coffee scrub as quick gifts to friends and family.