Saturday, March 18, 2017

Sample Saturday: Tonymoly BCDation All Master Mini Review & Swatches

 Tonymoly BCDation All Master

Hey Dreamers and Creators!

A few months ago I found a lot of samples of BB creams/CC creams/foundations in my samples stash. I think I was saving them all for a mega swatch post of some sort but I kind of forgot about them. While I'm work on that again, I figured I'd review some of the deluxe samples since they'll last more than a few uses.

I'm always down to try BB creams/CC creams/Cushions/foundations etc. Finding the perfect shade or coverage or formula is never easy, but the idea is the more I try the more I'll know. So, I'm always searching. These days I feel like I'm leaning more toward cushions due to convenience. However, sometimes I'll still reach for that pump bottle of foundation or squeeze tube of BB cream because it's good to have options. Today, I'm reviewing the Tonymoly BCDation All Master. The All Master version is an upgrade of the original BCDation. It has an 'air light' formula and provides longer lasting moisture and color. Let's get to know it!

Thursday, March 16, 2017

EcoTools Brushes, Blender Duo, and Cleansing Cloth Review

EcoTools products

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Love it or hate it, the makeup brushes you use to apply makeup are just as important as the makeup you buy. Makeup artists and beauty lovers alike don't buy brushes for no reason. (Okay, some might but that's not the point.) The point is, they buy them because they are tools of the trade. Literally. Many makeup artists will often say that brushes are the most important part of their kits. Having the right tools on hand, both in quality and type, can be the difference between a decent look and a good look that wows.

Now, that's not to say you have to spend hundreds on brushes or have like hundreds of brushes. It just means you want to have a good variety of quality brushes on hand, know how to use them, and use them with the right products. (I'm not going to go into details about that in this review but if you are interested, let me know in the comments below and I can write a separate post on it.)

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Innisfree Green Tea Seed Eye Cream Review

Green Tea Seed Eye Cream

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Innisfree's products and I go way back. Between my mom and I, we've tried more than half of their lines. For me, their Green Tea toner and lotion were the first pair from the same line that I loved. They soothed my skin and provided the right amount of moisture and nourishment to it. Plus, they're inexpensive which was great for my student budget back then. I also like a few of their mists and masks. Can't forget about the No Sebum Powder, which has been my go to for many years. So, it's no surprise that when I found myself having trouble finding the perfect eye cream for the cooler months, I turned to Innisfree.

I've tried a few eye creams by now. Some I liked, others not so much. However, despite the few that I've tried, I still haven't found my holy grail eye creams yet. Ideally, I would like to find 2 holy grail eye creams (as if finding 1 isn't hard enough already). One that's slightly richer for the cooler months and one that's lighter for the warmer months. I've been using Innisfree's Green Tea Seed Eye Cream for the past couple of months as it's richer and good for the cooler times. Want to know if it's HG status or not? Read on to find out~

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Tonymoly Panda's Dream So Cool Eye Stick Review

Tonymoly Panda's Dream So Cool Eye Stick

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Remember the cute brightening eye base I reviewed last year? Well, here's its twin~ The equally adorable Panda's Dream So Cool Eye Stick from Tonymoly. In case you are wondering, yes, I did totally purchase this due to its adorable packaging. I'm a sucker for cute packaging and I often gets drawn towards them. Although, I've managed to talk myself out of getting some of them from time to time. Sometimes, the want just greatly outweighs the need. That was the case with this adorable eye stick, so here we are. Let's get to know it!

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Yesstyle Beauty Box - Korean Skincare Essentials Box Unboxing

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Last year, Yesstyle released their first beauty box and it was pretty nice. It featured their top 10 Korean beauty products which included a good selection of skincare and makeup products. This year, they released another beauty box and it is this Korean Skincare Essentials Box. This box is curated for people with normal to combination skin types and it includes 10 items ranging from full size products to deluxe samples.

Saturday, March 4, 2017

Sample Saturday: Derma:B Fresh Moisture Body Lotion Review

Derma:B Fresh Moisture Body Lotion Review

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What products do you like that's hard to find locally? While many K-Beauty products are more easily accessible nowadays, once in a while I still come across a product that I like that's hard to find/get. This Derma:B Fresh Moisture Body Lotion is one such product for me. I haven't seen any local shops (both online and offline) carry this body lotion. While ordering it through a shopping service might be possible, the shipping cost would not be very efficient as it would be fairly expensive to ship a few large bottles of body lotions overseas.

I first discovered this body lotion years ago in 2 subscription boxes and fell in love with it. It's an herbal lotion that's great for sensitive and dry skin types. I've only been using this lotion for one thing and that is the dry patch on my leg. Yes, there's just one single patch on my left leg that gets super dry and sensitive as opposed to the rest of the leg. It's weird, I know, but it's what it is. The Derma:B lotion is one of the few lotions I've ever tried that can soothe the sensitivities, moisturize and nourish that patch of skin. Read on to learn more about it!

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Holika Holika Prime Youth Black Sea Cucumber Mask Sheet Reivew

Holika Holika Prime Youth Black Sea Cucumber Mask Sheet

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The Asian beauty realm is no stranger to products with super long names. By the looks of it, this facial mask fits right into that category. This is the Holika Holika Prime Youth Black Sea Cucumber Mask Sheet. Although I've tried a few skincare/makeup products from Holika Holika, these were the first masks I've ever tried from them. So, it was interesting to see what they had to offer.

Holika Holika is a Korean beauty brand that's been around since 2010. They are owned by Enprani, which is another big beauty brand in Korea. (Interesting fact, Enprani is founded by Samsung and CJ Group.) Holika Holika falls somewhere in-between Etude House and Tonymoly in terms of brand identity. They have some eye-catching packaging, their products aren't expensive, and they have a good range of makeup and skincare products for everyone. They are also fairly easy to find locally, with shops both online and offline selling a good variety of their products. 

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Oolu Bamboo Leaf Toning Mist Review

Oolu Bamboo Leaf Toning Mist

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I feel like I am discovering lots of new brands lately. More and more Asian beauty brands are expanding to the west, making discovering them a lot easier. Today I want to share with you guys my review of this Oolu Bamboo Leaf Toning Mist. Oolu is a skincare brand that focuses on using natural ingredients. Their products are eco-certified as well. Let's get to know it!

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!
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