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Dienstag, 7. August 2018

Skincare Empties // First half of 2018
Over half of the year 2018 is already over and I've used and tried many products. Of course there are a few items I was able to use up and make up my mind wether or not I like them. I'm currently on a no-buy as I have too many products that I need to finally use up and as a student it's also better to save money.
So let's see what I think about the korean skincare stuff that I was able to use up. There are some gems and some eh not so much.
Cleansing is probably one of my favorite steps in a skincare routine. Esepcially now in the Summer heat it feels so refreshing washing off all the makeup, dirt and sweat. You just instantly feel way better and more awake. 

The Face Shop Real Blend Deep Cleansing Oil
This cleansing oil was definitely one of my favorites. Due to its pump it's easy to use, clean and sanitary. As it's a big bottle it lasted me for around 5 - 6 months which is really good! Another plus is that it smells good and fresh, but if you're someone not keen on scents you won't be happy with this. I personally loved it just like the real dried flower in the bottle which makes a nice eye catcher in every bathroom.
Repurchase? - Definitely! But maybe one of the other versions, as there are three

Innisfree Green Tea Cleansing Foam
Usually I need forever to use up a cleansing foam as you never really need a lot of product but with this one it lasted for around 4 months. I don't think that's super long for a cleansing foam. It does smell fresh and not too overwhelming. Using this is pretty simple, just like every other cleansing foam that comes as a cream. Put a pea sized amount in your hand, foam it up with water and then cleanse your face. After using this my face elt very clean and not dried out which is often a problem I have with other 2nd cleansers. It is not my favorite tho, I have yet to find my holy grail cleansing foam.
Repurchase? - Probably not, I still have so many in my stash!

B-LAB I Am Sorry Just Cleansing Water
This was more like an eh to me. It did'nt break me out but cleansing water in general isn't anything special, magical or must have item to me. I usually used it in my morning routine, using a cotton pad to remove the dirt from overnight. It did it's job and it was convenient especially when I was running low on time. But it also felt like my skin was a bit too dry afterwards. A definite plus is that it doesn't smell or has any special scent to it. To me it's just plain, boring cleansing water. A little bit too boring. For me to repurchase a cleansing water it needs to have something special.
Repurchase? - No
COSRX Galactomyces 95 Whitening Power Essence
The Essence is now called Galactomyes 95 Tone Balancing Essence. 
I loved this one but I had to get into it first. When I first started using it I didn't feel like it did anything more I thought it was breaking me out. I went minimal on my skincare routine and once my face cleared up I tried using it again and fell in love. It didn't break me out, more did it hydrate my skin and helped getting a more even tone. Even if the effects were more minimal than very noticable. The bottle also lasted me quite some time so this is a plus. It doesn't have a scent, doesn't feel sticky or pill under other products.
Repurchase? - definite yes!

Whamisa Organic Flowers Damask Rose Petal Mist
This mist was always so pretty to look at when it wa still full as it ha real rose petals inside floating. Also, I love the rose scent! Another plus is that the mist is very fine and even, slightly moisturizing and good for a quick refreshment during the day.
Other than that what keeps me from repurchasing is the price. I don't see a point in spending over 30$ for just a mist which doesn't even have huge effects on my skin. I feel like this is only a luxury which is nice to have but the money is spend better elswhere. There are other mists that are way cheaper and have the same effects. Or just use water if you want that refreshing feeling during the day.
Repurchase? - No

The Ordinary Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1%
Another favorite. I think I've already used up 4+ bottles of this. This niacinamide serum is a major helper and emergency product if I'm breaking out or want to soothe my skin. It has helped me so often already I actually don't want to miss it if I'm going through another huge breakout again. Too bad I'm currently having a no-buy.
It basically helps heal and soothe my skin faster. Redness and pimples minimize quicker if this serum is in my current routine. And it's so cheap compared to other serums, also easier to get as it's nothing Korean.
The only downside I have with this product is that it kinda ills a bit under other products.
Repurchase? - definitve yes!

Benton Cacao Moist and Mild Cream
Another favorite.This cream is very travel friendly as it doesn't come in a huge unpractical tub but a tube and don't need a spatula. It's also more hygienic that way. 
The texture is very creamy but oonce rubbing/patting it in it gets soft and "watery" which feels very nice on the skin. It's very lightweight but still moisturizes the skin enough. It is perfect for a hot summer but also enough for winter if you don't suffer from super dry skin. 
Repurchase? - yes!
Etude House Pink Vital Water Serum
I've had this one for ages but that doesn't mean it took me so long to finish it because I didn't like it. I loved the fresh peachy scent and the watery not heavy texture. It feels really good for summer or a lightweight morning routine. It is moisturizing and does absorb easily.
I'm not really sure if I'd repurchase this one as I still have so many other serums I want to try with better effects and more interesting ingredients. But overall it's a pretty nice serum, but just nothing special.
Repurchase? - probably not

Nature Reublic Fresh Green Tea Seed Serum
I think I got this one in a former Bomibox and it didn't really interest me that much in the beginning. It does smell fresh, a little bit like greentea and not too overwhelming. 
The serum is a little bit thicker than all the other ones I'm showing you today but it still absorbs nicely and quickly. It also doesn't feel sticky nor does it pill under other products. My skin felt quite hydrated whenever I used this. But is this all enough for me to repurchase this serum? To be honest I'm not sure.
Repurchase? - Probably not

Thank You Farmer True Water Deep Serum (15ml sample)
This is only a 15ml sample so I can't tell if my opinion would have changed if I had used this for a longer period. Overall because of the name and the price range of the brands products I probably expected a little bit more. It didn't leave a huge impression on me and based on this I wouldn't buy the full size. It definitely was moisturizing but ti be honest I could probably get the same effects with a cheaper serum
Repurchase? - No

Benton Cacao Moist and Mild Serum
I've already reviewed this on my instagram and will soon also post a more comprehensive review of this later on my blog. 
This serum is very lightweight and watery but still very moisturizing. It does get absorbed quite quicky and doesn't leave a sticky film on my skin. Ot doesn't have a scent which is a hge plus, especially for those who only want/can use products without any artificial scents in it. It is great especially for summer. For winter I'd need something more hydrating or more layers. I already have a backup as I got it in a past Bomibox.
Repurchase? - Already have a backup
Secret Key Snail Repairing Sun Cream
I've used this mostly on my body and it did save me from several sun burns. But on my face it just feels gross. I feel like I sweat more while having this on my skin and my face looks and feels more greasy and hot. That's the only downside I have with this suncream. 
The texture is quite thin and "milky" compared to other suncreams. I guess it does leave a slight whitecast but on my skin tone it is not noticable as I'm very pale so I don't have a problem with that. The scent is not bad but a little bit weird. My best friend once said it smells a bit like toothpaste and I think she's right. It reminded me a bit of children's toothpaste.
Repurchase? - No

Missha All-Around Safe Block Essence Sun
I currently have this in use as it is my current favorite suncream. 
It's a nice texture, not too thin or thick, it feels just right. It has a satiny finish so you don't look or feel greasy at all. What I've also experienced was that while wearing this my makeup held up even longer so that's a huge plus! Also it doesn't leave a whitecast, at least I can't notice it at all. The scent is not overpowering but actually really nice. While wearing it you don't notice the scent anymore. I still have 2+ backups of this so it's safe to say that this is my this years suncream favorite!
Repurchase? - Already have!

Missha All-Around Safe Block Essence Sun Milk
Another Missha suncream. This is one of my favorites as well. Texture wise it's a bit more moisturizing than the Essence Sun so I actually like to use it in Winter. It doesn't feel heavy or leaves a tacky finish, it actually looks quite nice on the skin. I've already used up 3 bottles of this before I tried the Missha Essence Sun.
Repurchase? -  Probably yes!

Benton Papaya-S Sun Cream
I've already reviewed this suncream on my instagram but will definitely will also post this on my blog soon. My opinions on this still are the same. It does leave a very noticable whitecast which I don't mind because of my skin tone. Others with a darker complexion should be a bit more caareful as it can easily lead to looking like a ghost. The texture is not thick and doesn't feel greasy so it's nice to wear. It does hold up while doing sports, heavy sweating and is safe for swimming tho I still would reapply after I've been in the water. Better safe than sorry. 
Repurchase? - Yes!
COSRX Acne Pimple Master Patch
I'm pretty sure most of you have heard about these patches. This is still the old design, not their new packaging. I have to hoestly say these are my holy grail. I've already used up several packages of these and will forever buy them until I find something better. 
They helped me in a lot of emergency situations, for example when I had a date and two days before I stereotypically got a nasty pimple. Putting these on for 2 nights straight it flattened the pimple, reduced the swelling, redness and inflammation. It does significantly help but you can't just pop it onto any pimple sadly. It's still magic to me and will forever repurchase. I do have the new version as well and like it even better as they stick way better on the skin than these.
Repurchase? - Yes!!

A'PIEU Deep Clean Cleansing Oil
I've used this sample when I slept at a friends house and didn't have anything else to wash off my makeup. It did it's job but I wasn't wowed by it. But for the price of the fll size product you can't complain. I'd still would not buy it as I have other cleansers that I like better.
Repurchase? - No

Skin Free Black Charcoal Nose Pack
To be honest I don't even know why included this in my empties post. I don't really like this blackhead nose strips because they never work but I still keep trying them as I get them as samples with my K-Beauty orders. It's a never ending cycle! Maybe I should just give them away. Does anyone use this and is happy with those because they work for them? I wanna know!
Repurchase? - NO

So those were all my empties! This post got longer than I thought but I'm happy to hear your opinions on some of these products. 
I'm pretty sure I'll have more empties coming soon as I gradually work through my stash and really want to minimize it. I just feel so overwhelmed with what I actually have sometimes. It's a blessing and a curse! Does anyone else feel that way? 

Samstag, 30. September 2017

Review // B.liv 02 Bubbly Bright Oxygenating Mask
This review has been long overdue! The lovely Shir Lin of the brand B.liv contacted me a while ago, asking if I wanted to try out their 02 Bubbly Bright Oxygenating Mask. Of course I said yes!

I personally never heard of B.liv before so I was immediately interested in them. As far as I know it's a Malaysian brand and launched in Malaysia, Singapore, Hong Kong and Macau in 2009. It's name is pronounced as "believe" and was created to cater to a strong demand for an easy-to-use and affordable skin care regimen. B.liv is the leading brand in pores management solution. They have quite a big variety of products especially their pore products, sheetmasks and acne stuff seems to be popular. Of course they also offer masks, wash-of types and sheetmasks, one of which I'm reviewing today.
02 Bubbly Bright Oxygenating Mask

Product Description:

"This multifunctional purifying mask combines bubble and rice powder to brighten and enliven complexion."

Volume & Price:

50 g for 39 $

Key Ingredients:

02 Bubble (Purifying): Deeply penetrates into skin to wash away pore-clogging impurities, debris and excess sebum.

Rice Powder (Brightening): It helps to moisturize and brighten. Leaving the skin bright, and soft.

Red Soft Beads (Exfoliating): Red cellulose beads that melt away to exfoliate dead skin surface, leaving you wit soft, smoother and glowing skin.

It comes in a small white tub containing 50g of product. It's easy to close and comes with an inner lid. A spatula is also included which is really practical. 
How To Use:

Just simply take out an appropriate amount with your spatula and gently massage it onto your face. It will quickly start bubbling up and foaming. Leave it on for 5 - 10 minutes. After the time is up, massage it once more and rinse it off with lukewarm water. Easy right?!

It feels like a very light cream, more like a gel-like consistency. Once applied it will quickly foam and bubble up which doesn't feel heavy. It's only a ticklish sensation. Once massaged and rinsed off it dissolves into a more milky consistency which is definitely not hard to wash off. 
Personal Thoughts:

I quite like this product! I often used this instead of my second cleanser as a routine step combining cleansing and exfoliating wash off mask into one. It doesn't feel very harsh on the skin which I quite like as sugar scrubs are sometimes just too much. Especially for more sensitive skin types this mask would be an interesting option to consider. I haven't seen a lot of brightening going on as I'm already as pale as a ghost but some of my acne scarring did get slightly lighter! The brightening effect would probably be more visible on darker skin tones, I guess. My skin definitely felt smoother thanks to the red cellulose beads and overall clean. The product does get used up pretty quickly in my opinion, especially if you use it quite often instead of a secon cleanser an the tub isn't too big as well. My skin got a littly bit ticklish and slightlx itchy while it foamed up but I didn't mind it at all as I felt like it was actually working. It also didn't dry my face out too much so it's not only a good mask for oily/normal types but also dry ones! 

Overall it's a really nice product which actually does what it claims not more not less. I love how easy it is to use, with no fuss or anything. Easy to wash off and doesn't leave stains on your clothes if you're as clumsy and me and drop everything. My skin really feels so soft afterwards I'm not able to stop touching it! The only issue I see with this product is that it foams up even inside the tup as it gets in contact with air. This might be a small problem to some but it's almost not avoidable so just make sure to always close the lid very tightly and do not leave it open for too long so the foaming inside will only happen minimally.
For the price I wouldn't repurchase it again as I'a poor student. If it's on sale I'd probably reconsider though!

This product was sent to me for review purposes. All thoughts are my own. Thank you B.liv and Shir Lin!

Dienstag, 27. Juni 2017

Review // Chateau Labiotte Wine Eye Shadow Palettes
I'm back with another review, this time about the Labiotte Wine Eye Shadow Palettes!
Labiotte, a brand owned by Tony Moly, has been quite popular since around last year, especially because of their Wine Lip Tints I have yet to try.
Like other roadshop brands they carry makeup as well as skincare. I haven't had the chance to try anything aside the eye shadow palettes so I guess I'll share my thoughts about these with you.

There are two versions, 01 Dry Wine and 02 Sweet Wine. Both come in a palete with a carton around it with a pretty wine bottle design. As expected from Labiotte. On the back are basic informations and the eyeshadow names. An eyeshadow brush is also included, which I don't use because I personally prefer my own brushes. Though it doesn't feel like it's bad quality at all so if you're in a rush or only have this option you can definitely use it! Something positive about the palettes is, that they come with a big mirror (as big as the palette) which makes it super travel friendly. The palette closes shut easily and nothing feels flimsy or breaks, the eyeshadow pans are also glued so nothing falls out if you shake it or anything happens.

01 Dry Wine
Dry Wine consists of a lot of brown, bronze and golden shadows while Sweet Wine is a little bit more adventurous with a really pretty dark red and also brown/bronze colors.
Both palettes offer a nice variety of matte, shimmer and sparkly eyeshadows. You'll definitely be able to create lots of pretty looks with them!
02 Sweet Wine
Let's talk about the pigmentation. It definitely depends on the shade. The lighter and more matte colors don't have great pigmentation, whereas the darker and more shimmery colors have more color pay off. Korean eyeshadows usually tend to not have strong pigmentation but I think the Labiotte palettes are an exception! I was actually pretty surprised by their quality. You can also build up the colors to some extent which is a plus. Though I feel like they don't last the whole day until the evening without an eye primer. 
The very glittery eyeshadows create quite a lot of fallout so you should be careful if you don't want your cheeks to be a glittery mess! 
Here you can see both palettes in action: 

First up, Dry Wine. With the very neutral and basic shades, you can create looks for daily wear, either for work or going shopping! If you want to use this palette and create a nighttime look, just add the darkest shade, Dark Brown, and you're good to go!
Next: Sweet Wine. This is a palette suitable for more romantic looks. You can also transition into a nighttime look if you're using the dark red shade, Matte Burgundy, which I did for example. It does leave a lot of room to create many different looks with just a few shades.
The palettes retail for around 20 - 27 $ depending on where you buy it.
I can defintily recommend both palettes, especially if you want to have a travel friendly one, that's not too bulky and can still get a big variety of shades out of it. It's also quite beginner friendly as the shades are buildable and the pigmentation isn't too strong to overwhelm someone at first! My personal favorite is the Sweet Wine version as I just love reds and pinks on my eyes but I definitely like using the Dry Wine palette as well. The only thing that annoys me is the fallout of the very glittery shadows but that's actually very common and happens all the time. For the price and amount you get it's a save buy and you won't be disappointed!

Montag, 12. Juni 2017

Unboxing // Bomibox April & May
I've decided to combine the unboxings of both months as they arrived at my home just around 1 1/2 weeks apart! 

As far as I know Bomibox changed their shipping service and now they can provide tracking even for their international customers. It also seemed to be a lot faster than before! This really makes me happy because I've had a few problems with customs already and shipping always took so long. I'll keep you updated with this!

The April box was filled with adorable things!

Also the color coordination of the box and the items is so nice and pastelly. Fits perfectly for spring time! (I don't know if that was the intention of the Bomibox stuff xD)

Let's dive into it immediately!
It's Skin Collagen Emulsion (Full Size)

I've seen this and stuff rom the same line quite often but was never seriously intrigued as I'm not really amazed by skincare of this brand. But maybe this emulsion can change my mind!
Mizon Water Volume EX First Essence (Full Size)

Mizon! A brand that's been part of Bomibox a few times already. I genereally like their famous cheap snail gel so I' quite excited to try this essence.

B.Lab I Am Sorry Just Cleansing Water (Full Size)

I've never tried this brand but always found it intriguing only because of their adorable "I'm Sorry Just..." packaging. I've never tried cleansing water but I'm sure I'll include it into my routine. Maybe to wipe my face down in the morning. The size would also be quite good for travelling! 
Holika Holika Aloe 92% Shower Gel (Full Size)

Look, how adorable this is! The tube, more like aloe leaf is huge so it'll probably last for quite a while. Also, you can never have enough body wash. I imagine this being really nice after a hot summer day as aloe has nice soothing properties.
Innisfree X Emoji No-Sebum Mineral Powder Anniversary Limited Edition (Full Size)

To be completely honest, I don't like the design. It's a cute idea but the emojis aren't really cute in my eyes. And this exact same product was already featured in one of the past Bomiboxes so I that was quite unnecessary. Maybe others will have a complete different pont of few and love this packaging but personally it's just meh.

The Face Shop Lovelymee Handcream (Full Size)

This is hella adorable! It might not be super practical as it's too bulky to take qith you for on the go but it is definitely sitting on my desk and looking cute. I'll keep the container once I've finished the cream and put some little things in there!
Mediheal Collagen Essential Impact Mask

I already own this one but have yet to try it, so if I happen to like it I already have a backup so yay! In general Mediheal masks are always going well for me so I'm quite exited to use this. :)

A'Pieu Milk One Pack Strawberry

Another product I'm not too excited about. When this came out I was so in love with the packaging and bought a set of 3 of this exact same type. I used it once and ended up not liking it. The artficial strawberry smell is horrible and it didn't really do anything for my skin. I'll probably give these away. On another note, I've tried the milk version of this line and liked it better! 

Symphony Beauty Makeup Cleansing Wipes (Bonus)

This is not an Asian brand, I think an American one. I've never heard of it but after checking a few instagram posts it seems to be quite good! Also, you can never go wrong with cleansing wipes. They always come in handy, especially if you're out or on a holiday!

Alive Lab Multi Ice Cream (Bonus)

This is just a little sample packet so I don't really know what this cream is supposed to do. I'll definitely try it as it sounds cute and make a first impression!

Without furder ado let's had to the next box! The May version!
(Let's just ignore that I accidentaly included the cute handcream from Aprils box in the May box pictures. XD I just saw it and am too lazy to retake the pictures.)
The Face Shop Rice Water Cleansing Milk (Full Size)

I have heard of this line from The Face Shop. The cleansing oil seems to be more or less popular. I've never really used a cleansing milk so I don't know what to expect. Does this substitute the oil or foam cleanser? 

Benton BHA Skin Toner (Full Size)

Ohhh I love Benton! So far I've only had good experiences with this brand and I hope i'll continue with this toner. I've actually been eyeing this one for a while already.
(And again, ignore the hand cream! XD)

Son & Park Beauty Water (60ml)

I already have this but I'm happy it's back. I'll plan to use it to wipe down my face in the morning or on the go if I'm not wearing any makeup! It's very popular so I have high expectations.

Labiotte Young Leaf Cranberry Butter Hand Cream (Full Size)

This hand cream has a cool shape and it also smells really good! The consistency is a little bit thicker but it sinks in quite quickly if you're not applying a too thick layer. It doesn't feel sticky at all which is a huge plus!
Skinfood Nail Vita Essence (Full Size)

This sounds like something I definitely need for my nails. Due to work my nails are prone to breaking and cracking so using this essence regularly hopefully helps with this problem.

Tony Moly Delight Tint #01 (Full Size)

I love tints because they're giving just a slight tint of color and you can never go wrong with that. This definitely is a nice add to my collection though I have yet to try it thoroughly. The color is a bright red, slightly pink!

SUM:37 Waterful Skin Refresher (6ml) & Waterful Rebalancing Gel Lotion (5ml) BONUS

These actually sound quite nice. To be honest I'm scared of trying these! What if I end up loving it and then my wallet starts crying because the full size is too expensive! D8
Leaders Insolution Mediu Amino Moisture Mask

Leaders masks are defintiely ones that I quite like. They always contain a lot of essence so my whole body can bath in it. This exact mask wasn't in my collection as of yet so I'm happy to try it sooner or later!

Innisfree It's Real Squeeze Acai Berry Mask (Bonus)

I generally like innisfree masks as their cheap and moisturize the skin. I can't recall wether or not I have used this flavor and liked it but I can try it now anyway!

Scinic My Juicy Bottle Mask

I've never tried anything from Scinic so this mask will be a first for me. I don't have any expectations because I've never really read a review of this one.

And that's about it! I'm definitely most excited about the Benton toner, Mizon essence, hand creams and the Holika Holika shower gel. The Innisfree powder and A'pieu sheetmask are just meh.
Which of these boxes did you prefer? And have any of you already tried one or few of these products?

Dienstag, 11. April 2017

Haul // Korea Trip 2016
If you follow me on Instagram you might know that I've travelled to Korea last year in Summer! Of course I went crazy and bought lots and lots of stuff. I didn't only spend money on beauty items but also clothes and stationary, so if you want to see that stuff as well just tell me! I didn't really have a wishlist nor a plan on what to buy/what I want so I went for the stuff that looked promising/appealing or was on sale. A few things I bought have been on my mind for a while so I picked that stuff as well, just to have it. And of course I stocked up on a loooot of sheetmasks which you can see later in the post! To be honest, when I wnet into the stores of all the brands I kinda was overwhelmed with all the stuff and the sales assistants were sometimes a little too intimidating and annoying so I didn't like spending too much time in one specific store. That's why I haven't picked up as much as I wished I had in retrospect.
First of are my COSRX, Skinfood and The Face Shop products. I was super happy when I found the COSRX products as I've been wanting to try the Advanced Snail Mucin 96 Power Essence and the Low pH Good Morning Gel Cleanser for a long time. Both of the items got a fix spot in my am/pm routine now! What's not included in the picture: I got the COSRX Acne Pimple Master Patches as well but I've used up all of them while I was in Korea. I found the COSRX products at the ALand store at the COEX Mall. They sadly don't have a physical shop so you have to check the internet where you can get the products in Korea.
Next up is only one item from Skinfood: the Rice Mask Wash Off. I've heard good things about their masks especially so I picked this one as it was the most appealing to me. I regret not getting more stuff at the Skinfood store. The sales assistants were really nice btw!
My friend and I also ended up at a The Face Shop store. I initially wanted to check out the Kakao Friends edition but they didn't have the stuff I wanted nor the right shade for me of the cushions so I didn't want to get anything until my friend saw that the Jeju Aloe 99% Fresh Soothing Gel and Damyang Bamboo 99% Fresh Soothing Gel were on a BOGO sale! Of course we picked them up and split the money! Great deal as you can never have enough of these gels.
Next up on the list: Etude House, Tony Moly and Urban Dollkiss!
Can you just take a moment and appreciate this adorable packaging? I love Tony Moly because of that!
While I was in Korea I ran out of foam cleanser so I picked up the Baking Powder Foam Cleanser from Etude House. The AC Clean Up Pink Spot Powder also got into my basket as I've been interested about this type of acne treatment for a while. Both of these will get their own review soon btw!
The Gold Black Sugar Mask from Tony Moly is actually a back up as I've been enjoying it quite a lot. I also got the Tomatox Magic Massage Pack which was really popular (porbably because of the packaging) and two of the Petite Bunny Gloss Bars as I want to get them all! They're just too cute to pass up, just like the Peach Lip Balm which smells really good!
At Urban Dollkiss I tried out different things on the back of my hand and smelled them as well and immediately liked the Peach All In One Peeling Gel! I love peaches and their smell!
I've actually got quite a lot at the Missha store, especially because a lot of their products had a huge discount! At least 50% or more! I couldn't say no! I got the hand creams only because of the cute packaging and a BOGO deal. The big colorful tubes are actually clay masks! They were 50% off as well and I've been enjoying the green version quite a lot so decided it was about time to get all the other types as well. I generally like their sunscreens so I picked up the all around Safe Block Essence Sun Milk as well as the Super Aqua Oxygen Peeling Gel.
These are the last items before we get to the sheetmask part! Random drugstore products, Skin79 and Elizavecca.
In Myeongdong was a really nice Skin79 store which also carried Elizavecca products so I decided to pick up the Milky Piggy Carbonated Bubble Clay Mask as I've been seeing many good reviews of it on Instagram. It was a BOGO deal so I decided to get the Green Piggy Collagen Jella Pack as well. Actually I do regret this purchase. I paid 20.000 WON for both products but could have gotten them cheaper on the internet. And I don't really use these masks, so please learn from my mistake: no random impulse buys! No matter how excited you are.
I was drawn to the sale section of Skin79 and picked up three items: Egg White Bright Up Cream, Snail Nutrition Cream which looks super luxurious and a Centellasca Ointment (Centellaaaa one of my fav acne soothing ingredients!).
At a drugstore I got the Nexcare Pimple Patches which are kind of similar to the COSRX ones, just a little cheaper. To be honest I prefer the COSRX patches over these as they stick to my face better. Both do magic work on your pimples though.
I also got a blackhead peel off mask. My friend and I were like: Ooohh Suzy is on there so it has to be good! Yeah, biggest lie ever. This doesn't work at all.
Now onto my favorite part: Sheetmasks!
These Leaders mask were on sale for 1.000 - 1.500 WON each so I got every falvor the drugstore offered. I'm still super happy about this as I've been really enjoying these masks. Not included in the picture: Coconut Water Gel AC & Pore Care Mask.
These were random finds at a Lotte Mall. They were super cheap - 500 - 1.000 WON each so I was curious if super cheap masks do the moisturzing job as well as more expensive masks. The brand is called Olive Farm.
All of these sheetmasks I found at a drugstore, I think it was LOHBS or Olive Young, I could be wrong tho. I picked them up because they all were on sale/BOGO! I picked up the T.P.O feat Line Friends mask, two packs of the ACWell sheetmasks and a brand I don't know because it's nowhere written on the package?? But I like the sheetmasks! The green one on the upper right is a 3-step mask from Daiso and the one on the far left beside the ACwell masks was a freebie from Urban Dollkiss.
All the Innisfree sheetmasks! I got a few for a friend of mine and the rest for myself, I found them super cheap at a random shady store, and the rest is from official innisfree stores! I tried to pick up all "flavours" of the it's real squeeze masks and sadly only two versions of the skin clinic masks. I should have picked up more! I want to try them all.
Now the last batch of the stuff I got. The top row are all Tony Moly sheetmasks. The Goat Milk ones were freebies and the Pureness 100 Hyaluronic Acid and Snail masks were on sale for buy 20 get 10. They make great moisturizing daily masks.
In the second row on the left are Secret Key Snail masks that I split up with my friend because 10 were just 6.000 WON and the other are from Missha! I got a 10 pack of the Lemon and Tea Tree and a 5 pack of the Cherry Blossom ones. So far I've only tried the Cherry Blossom and Tea Tree masks and they were okay, nothing special. I wouldn't buy them again probably. I did have good and bad experiences with Missha sheetmasks so we'll see how the lemon works out.

So this sums up my Korea haul from last Summer! Have you ever been to Korea and went crazy just like me? xD
If you're curious about any of the products, let me know and I'll try to review it as soon as I can!

Donnerstag, 23. Februar 2017

Unboxing // Bomibox January
It's time to check out what was in the January 2017 Bomibox! This time they I think they changed the shipping method for international customers as I was provided a tracking number for the first time! Pretty neat! And also, the box arrived pretty quickly, it didn't take longer than 2 weeks which is an improvement as shipping seemed to be very slow before. 
This has to be one of my favorite boxes so far. If you want to find out why just continue reading and cheack out what was in the box!
Missha B.B Boomer (Full Size)
This is a makeup base, perfect for BB Creams! I've already used it quite some time ago and remember liking it as it gives the skin a subtle glow. I can't tell you if my foundation lasted a little longer with the base. I needed a new primer anyway so this came just in time! I'm actually curious if this qorks nicely under a cushion as well.
Prize: ~ 10 $ I Get it here: TesterKorea Jolse

Mizon Acence Blemish Out Pink Spot (Full Size)
This is a powder on the bottom and a watery fluid in it. You should not mix it and dab a cotton swab into the powder and apply it onto your blemishes. I have only tried out the Etude House AC Clean Up Pink Powder Spot which works quite well and dries out the pimples over night but I'm curious if the Mizon version performs better. The bottle is quite huge considering it's just a spot treatment so this will definitely last quite a while.
Prize: ~ 13 $ I Get it here: Jolse
B&Soap Breni Yellow Pack (Full Size)
This is an unknow brand to me! I've never heard of it and will check if there are any reviews available. This seems to be a quite cool wash off mask as it contains ingredients like honey, lime, sweet almond and olive which should help with damage repairing, brightening, soothing and moisturizing the skin. I'm trying it out this week as this is exactly what my skin needs right now.
Prize: ~ 15 $ I Get it here: TesterKorea StyleKorean

Secret Key Lemon Sparkling Peeling Gel
I have heard quite a lot about this as everyone on Instagram seems to have it and likes it more or less! I've been wanting to try it and wanted to purchase it quite recently. How does the Bomibox team always know what I currently want? Haha :D
It's supposed to give tge skin a smooth and radiant look and I suspect it also has a slight brightening effect as this peeling gel contains Citric acid and Vitamin C.
Prize: ~ 9 $ I Get it here:TesterKorea Memebox
Sulwhasoo Mini Basic Kit
This is definitely the gem in this month's box! I was so excited when I saw the sneek peak of this product I couldn't wait until I had this in my hands. I've never tried any high end Korean skincare products as I'm a student and live on a low budget. Actually I'm secretly hoping I and my skin won't fall in love with this product as I can't even buy one of them. Well, I love the scent already, so there's that! :D
Prize: ~ 14 $  I Get it here: Jolse TesterKorea
Labiotte Freniq Turn Over Soothing Mask (Full Size)
Just recently I bought 3 different types of these I suppose new Labiotte masks. I've already used two of them, the soothing and anti-trouble versions and definitely liked them! They are definitely on my repurchasing list. The material is thin and adheres well to the skin. They also have an interesting gimmick where you can put the mask in the fridge and the sticker on it turns green. This indicates that it got the perfect temperature for your skin. 
Prize: ~ 2 $ I Get it here: StyleKorean

Etude House Air Therapy Ceramide Mask (Full Size)
I love these Etude House Air Therapy masks! So far I've not been able to try the whole range and can definitely say that Green Tea and Tea Tree are my favorite types. I've tried the ceramide recently and it's very moisturizing and made my skin feel plump. This also got on my try again list!
Prize: ~ 1 $ I Get it here: TesterKorea EtudeHouseOfficial Jolse (3pcs)

COSRX Acne Pimple Master Patches
These are my holy grail for spot treatments! They seriously do some weird magic to your skin. I love them but sadly they can get quite pricey sp I'm always happy when I get them in a subscription box.  
Prize: ~ 4 $ I Get it here: TesterKorea Jolse Memebox

I also got another sample of the brand Pyunkangyul, this time a cleanser. :)

This is seriously such a good box! Better than the last two ones in my opinion. I really apprecate that Bomibox also includes high end skincare as well, even though those are just sample sizes, it's a great way to test them out! This month the box is worth around 68 $ +/-. This month it was definitely worth it! I even got to know a new brand I haven't heard of before! I'm so excited and can't wait to see what Bomibox has in store for future boxes.

If you're interested, check out Bomibox here and my referal code here.
As always, I don't earn any money if you decide to purchase the box using my referal code! It's just a possibility for me to maybe get one free box someday. You don't have to use it if you don't want to. :)

What are your thoughts on this box? Is there anything you'd love to try out or want me to review it?