Friday, February 24, 2017

RawSpiceBar Review

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Have you heard of RawSpiceBar? They are a spice box subscription that sends out 3 freshly grounded flavor kits every month. We first introduced them on our blog back in 2015 when they were still a new subscription company. We thought their idea was neat and were eager to try out some of their spices. The 3 different spices and recipes we got to try in 2015 were wonderful and as food lovers we enjoyed every dish created with them. So, when RawSpiceBar reached out to us not too long ago and asked if we would like to try some of their new spice flavor kits, our answer was of course yes! In this post, we will share about the 6 different bags of flavor kits we got and the recipes we decided to test them with.

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Yadah Special Care Line Collagen Ampoule Review

Yadah Special Care Line Collagen Ampoule

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Serums and Ampoules have become a vital step in my skincare routine. They are some of the best products to boost a routine and provide the skin with a concentrated dose of nutrition and care. Think of them as beauty potions; the powerful treatments that can heal damaged skin, provide that healthy glow, and even reverse the signs of aging. I have tried a few serums, ampoules, and even boosters by now but none were my favorite. So the hunt continues. I am currently testing this Yadah Special Care Line Collagen Ampoule and have been using it for over a month. Let's get to know it.

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Lancome Juicy Shaker: Berry In Love Review

Lancome Juicy Shaker: Berry In Love Review

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Have you tried lip oils yet? This is the Lancome Juicy Shaker Lip Oil in the shade Berry In Love. I was really excited to try this lip oil because I've heard so many good things about it. However, I was also a bit unsure about it because the last time I tried some lip oils, it didn't turn out too good. So, I wasn't too sure what to expect with this one.

I've had this product for over 8 months now and this is definitely a delayed review. I kind of procrastinated on this review a lot because it's one of those products that I have a love-hate relationship with and I couldn't decided if it was leaning to the love side or the hate side. I also don't use this lip oil too often (I'll explain it later), so I wanted to keep trying it out a bit more before reviewing it.

Saturday, February 11, 2017

Sample Saturday: Skinfood Black Sugar Honey Wash Off Mask Review

Sample Saturday: Skinfood Black Sugar Honey Wash Off Mask Review

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For this week's Sample Saturday, I'll be sharing my review of Skinfood's Black Sugar Honey Wash Off Mask. Skinfood is pretty well known for their sugar wash off masks. Their Original Black Sugar mask has been popular for a long time but their Strawberry sugar mask and Black Sugar Honey mask that came later are also pretty popular too. (Skinfood also came out with the Black Sugar Perfect Essential Scrub, which is supposed to be an updated version of the original Black Sugar mask.)

My first sugar wash off mask from Skinfood was actually the original Black Sugar mask which I currently have but don't really use. If I had to choose between the original and the honey version, I'd pick the Black Sugar Honey mask. I like the Honey version over the original due to many factors, which I'll explain later. The Strawberry mask looks really promising too. I haven't had the chance to try it, but as a strawberry lover that is definitely on my wishlist.

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Wish Formula Special Kit From Jolse Review

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I recently got some goodies from Jolse to try and I wanted to share them with you guys. This is the Wish Formula Special Kit, which includes some of their popular products. Wish Formula is a Korean brand that focuses on skincare products. This kit includes their Bat Eye Mask, I'm Po Ampoule Pad, Bubble Peeling Pad, and a variety of samples featuring some of their toners, serums, lotions/creams/gel, spot treatment, and sun screen. That's pretty much an entire skincare routine! (If only they came in bigger sample pouches.) I'll be sharing my mini reviews on these products below. Let's get to it!

Saturday, February 4, 2017

Sample Saturday: Etude House Precious Mineral BB Cream Review and Swatches

Etude House Precious Mineral BB Cream Kits

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Happy Saturday! It's the first Sample Saturday of the year since our revamp and I'm here with my review on these Etude House Precious Mineral BB Cream kits. I, by the way it's Michelle, know this is a long overdue review because I got these a long time ago when I made my mini Etude House purchase from their global website. However, better late than never right?

The kits each contains 3 deluxe samples of their BB creams. Gifts with purchase and samples are always great because it gives you a way to try the product first before spending money for the full size product. That's how I got to try these BB creams from Etude House. Now, the real question is, would I buy these full size? Read on to find out.

Friday, February 3, 2017

I'm From Vitamin Tree Water-Gel Review

I'm From Vitamin Tree Water-Gel
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What is your favorite type of moisturizer for the winter times? As someone with combo to oily skin, I opt for products that are more moisturizing than the ones I used during summer. These could be moisturizers with gel like texture, creams (not super heavy), facial lotions, etc. These moisturizers are great because they are not too thick but still provides the moisture my skin needs. Plus, they are weightless and absorbs easily into the skin.

One of my current favorite moisturizers that I have been using for the past couple of months is this I'm From Vitamin Tree Water-Gel. I've repurchased this moisturizer multiple times now. It's been great for my skin but will it be good for yours? Let's find out!

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Tosowoong Aloe Natural Pure Essence Review

Tosowoong Aloe Natural Pure Essence

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For the past few months, I've been using Tosowoong's Aloe Natural Pure Essence. Now, I want to share my review of it with you guys. This essence came in one of the Memeboxes I purchased a long time ago. It was lost in my stash until I dug it out this past Fall to test it. I've generally had positive experiences with Tosowoong's products, so I had a feeling I might like this one as well. Plus, aloe is one of my favorite ingredients as it's really soothing for my sensitive and acne prone skin. So I had high hopes for it. Anyways, let's get to know this Aloe essence and see if it's as awesome as I hoped for!

Sunday, January 29, 2017

Blog Updates: Mask Monday, Momo & Sample Saturday Series

blog updatesHey Dreamers and Creators!

In this quick blog update, we will share with you guys the changes we will be making to a few of our blog series.

First up is our Mask Monday series. As is evident from last year, we both use masks way more often than just on Mondays. Saving up our reviews of the masks we use until Monday meant we had a lot of backed up reviews that never got posted. Which is a shame because there were a lot we wanted to share with you guys. So, going forward, we will be posting mask reviews whenever we finish writing them and they won't be just on Mondays.

Momo. We've shared a few posts here and there on the blog regarding our mischievous fur baby but most of his recent updates can be found on our Instagram. When we talked about changing up a few of our blog series, his came up. It's surprising (or perhaps unsurprising by now) how many questions we get asked regarding our fluff baby. Whether it's on the streets or here on the internet, many people either haven't heard of his breed or can't believe that he is what he is. The questions we get asked range from the usual to some pretty ridiculous and funny ones. It's truly never a dull moment with the little guy. So, we've decided to revive Momo's series on the blog. In his series, we'll share about his doggy adventures and answer your questions regarding him and his breed.

Last but certainly not least, the Sample Saturday Series. We started our Sample Saturday series in late 2015 but we decided to stop it in 2016 because we wanted to revamp it. We put a lot of thought into the areas we wanted to keep and the parts we wanted to change. Here's what we've decided on.

The revamped Sample Saturday series will be a weekly series shared every Saturday starting February 2017. We'll be sharing mini reviews of our sample products. The products must be either deluxe size products or if they are pouch sized, there must be multiple pouches of said sample. This allows us to test the products for a longer period and share more information about it with you guys. If we have samples that aren't deluxe in size or come in multiple pouches, we might do a combined post on them to share their general information (like scent, texture, color, etc.) and product descriptions.

Alright! That's all for this blog update! If you have some blog series suggestions for us, please let us know in the comments below. Thanks for reading everyone!

Until next time~

~Helen and Michelle

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Skin 18 Multi Mask Review

Skin 18 Multi Mask Review

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We are back with another Skin18 multi mask review. This time, there are 7 different masks and 6 of them are new to us. Just like last time, we have divided the masks based on our skin types and we'll share with you whether they worked for us or not.

For those new to Skin18, they are an online Asian Beauty retailer that mainly focuses on skincare products. They have a wide variety of masks, toners, mists, moisturizers, etc. They are, however, mainly known for their masks as they always have a lot of great discounts and promos for them. Anyways, let's get to know the masks we got!

Thursday, January 19, 2017

End Of 2016 Haul: Yesstyle

End Of 2016 Haul from Yesstyle

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Michelle here! It's been a stressful 2 weeks for me but I finally finished my finals, so I'll have more time to blog now. Anyways, the second part of the end of the year haul is from Yesstyle! We shared the goodies we got in our Memebox's haul and many are from our wishlists. Yesstyle's haul was more like a restock/wants/spontaneous purchase haul. This haul wasn't a shared haul and the main purpose for the haul was actually to get some winter clothing for me since this is a cold winter. However, since Yesstyle was having an awesome beauty sale, I also picked up some beauty goodies as well.

I'm not going to share about the clothes I purchased in this post since I'm going to focus on the beauty products. If you want to see the clothes I purchased, let me know in the comments below and I'll share another post dedicated to them. I do get a good amount of clothes from Yesstyle as they have some really nice pieces that aren't very costly. So, if you have questions about them, feel free to ask away as well. Okay! Let's get on to the beauty products~

Monday, January 9, 2017

End Of 2016 Haul: Memebox

End Of 2016 Haul: Memebox

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2016 was our low-buy year. We had accumulated so many beauty products in 2015 that we knew it would last us for the whole year and more. However, as it's almost a tradition for us to do some end of the year shopping due to amazing deals, we picked up a few beauty goodies that's been on our wishlists. There will be 2 parts to our end of year haul just as it was last year. The first haul is from Memebox and the second is from Yesstyle. Let's get to know the goodies we got from Memebox first!

Thursday, January 5, 2017

Innisfree No sebum Blur Powder Review

 Innisfree No sebum Blur Powder

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If you love Innisfree's No Sebum Mineral Powder, you might love this too! This is their No Sebum Blur Powder which functions just like the No Sebum Mineral Powder but has 1 extra ability and that is its blurring effect. I've been using this interchangeably with my No Sebum powder and I really like it. I always carry both in my bag and depending on my makeup that day, I might even prefer this over the regular No Sebum powder. Read on to learn more about it.

Friday, December 30, 2016

Pure Smile Choosy Lip Pack: Gold Pearl Review

Pure Smile Choosy Lip Pack: Gold Pearl Review

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This is the last Pure Smile Choosy Lip Pack on my to-try list and I'm excited to share my thoughts on it with you guys. You guys know I've been trying and reviewing all of Pure Smile's lip masks in my stash to find my favorites. The journey was long but it was well worth it because I've found quite a few good lip masks that I will be repurchasing. This last one is the Gold Pearl lip mask, let's get to know it!

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Catrin Illustar Luminous FaceFit Foundation Review

Catrin Illustar Luminous FaceFit Foundation Review

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Did you all have a wonderful holiday break? I hope you all had a fantastic time with your loved ones. It's hard to believe but the year's almost ending soon. Some years seems to flash by too soon but this year actually felt rather long for me. However, I learned a lot this year and met a whole lot of awesome people, so despite its hardships I don't regret a thing.

With the new year approaching fast, it's inevitable that we think about New Years Eve. It's the time to celebrate, say goodbye to the current year and hello to the new year. Do you have any plans for New Year's Eve yet? I know I do and I'm already planning out my outfit and makeup. Unfortunately, I just ran out of my favorite BB cushion and I know I won't have time to restock on it before NYE, so I've been looking through my stash to find the next best thing. I have 2 great contenders at the moment and this Catrin Illustar Luminous FaceFit Foundation is one of them. I've been using this foundation on and off for the past 2 months and I really like it. Let's get to know it!

Friday, December 23, 2016

The Face Shop My Other Bag Cushion Review

The Face Shop My Other Bag Cushion - Sophia

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Today I want to share my review of The Face Shop My Other Bag CC Ultra Moist Cushion. The Face Shop My Other Bag line has 3 different types of cushions with 3 different designer bag designs. The one I have here is Sophia, there is also Joy (which is the CC No Sebum Moisture cushion) and Jackie (which is the CC Intense Cover Cushion). I got this cushion from BB Cosmetics, which is an online Asian Beauty shop. They offer a good selection of makeup and skincare products. I was drawn to this cushion partially due to its neat design and also due to the fact that I have never tried The Face Shop's cushions before this. So, it is quite exciting to finally try a cushion from them and see how it compares to the other cushions I have already tried. 
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