Korean Beauty Haul | Jolse & Memebox

Friday, December 18, 2015

As I've mentioned before, I'm catching up on my hauls from this year before the year is over.  So this time it is a Korean beauty haul from Jolse and Memebox.  For those that don't know, Jolse and Memebox are two well know places where you can purchase a variety of Korean beauty and skincare products.  Memebox is based in San Francisco while Jolse is from Korea.  There are pros and cons to both of the websites, but I will get into that in a future post about where I've purchased Korean products from before.  

I honestly don't remember when these were purchased but I think it's from the second half of this year.  These are all the products that I've been dying to get my hands on for a while now and I decided to grab them while the websites had some sort of sales on them.

First up is this little tool from Etude House called the Lovely Etti Hair Band.  If any one has ever searched the rasianbeauty hashtag on instagram before, I'm sure you've come across a handful of people wearing these head bands with cat ears sticking out of them while doing some sort of face mask.  These things are so adorable and I've been lusting after them for a while.  I purchased this off of Jolse when they had a sale... for Labor Day I believe.  I decided to grab one for myself and one for my sister since my grandfather now calls her "meow meow."

The Elizavecca Milky Piggy Carbonated Bubble Clay Mask was purchased off of Memebox.  This is another product that has been raved about in the rasianbeauty community and I just had to try it out for myself.  It is a clay mask that bubbles when exposed to oxygen (or something like that).  So when you apply a clay mask on but it starts to bubble on your face.  The Holika Holika Soda PoreCleansing Oxygen Bubble Mask was just something I was curious about.  I haven't seen it on a lot of other website and saw it on Jolse so I decided to grab it before I can't find it anywhere anymore.  I think the reason I was really curious about this was I really want to clean my pores and try to get rid of some blackheads, and I was curious on how it compares with the Elizavecca clay mask.

As usual, you get a variety of samples with your purchases.  I am really happy to see that I have another sample of the TonyMoly Panda's Dream White Hand Cream!  I actually really like the scent of it and will definitely purchase a full size of it in the future.

Have you guys tried any of these products before?  What is the latest product you've purchased that you're excited about?

Beautynetkorea Haul #2

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Today I am here with a SUPER old haul from beautynetkorea.  How old you ask?  Well I made the order back in mid-February... Yah I'm just catching up with my hauls from 2015 before the year ends... 

Like I've mentioned in my first haul, the shipping for this website is free but that means the prices are a little bit higher than websites that don't offer free shipping.  The products are shipped directly from Korea, which means it takes anywhere from 2-4 weeks to get here (California).  I think that's the only con of buying from these websites that ships directly from Korea; I want these products to play with immediately!

The products I purchased:
  • Holika Holika Baby Silky Foot One Shot Feeling
  • Secret Key Gold Premium First Eye Patch
  • TonyMoly BCDATION in shade Natural Beige
  • Welcos Merit Killing Me Zombie CC Cream Set
  • TonyMoly Panda's Dream Eye Patch
  • Holika Holika Pig Nose Clear Black Head Perfect Sticker

As with almost any Korean product purchases, I got a handful of free samples!
  • TonyMoly Panda's Dream Eye Patch
  • Holika Holika Wine Therapy Sleeping Mask in Red Wine
  • TonyMoly Intense Care Dual Effect Sleeping Pack
  • Missha Time Revolution Immortal Youth Cream
  • TonyMoly Panda's Dream White Hand Cream
  • Skinfood Broccoli Toner

Is it sad to say I've only tried two things out of the whole haul?  I've tried the eye patch several times and I can't really say how I feel about it yet because the scent bothers me to the point where I can only have it on my face for several minutes before I take it off.  And the other thing I tried was the sample of TonyMoly hand cream (whch you'll see in my upcoming empties post), and I really like it to the point where I almost purchased it at Sephora for a lot more than I would have paid for on beautynetkorea.  

What are some of Korean skincare/make up things you guys have picked up recently and how are you liking them?

Unboxing | Target Beauty Box November 2015

Friday, December 11, 2015

I'm back today with another Target beauty box unboxing.  This box was released on Thanksgiving night or Black Friday and was sold out relatively quickly!  I'm so glad I got my hands on it before it sold out.  

This particular box was $10 and came with 8 products.  I would say the contents of this box total to be more than $10 so the box was a great deal again.

Like always, it came in a black box with red tissue paper.  It also came with a card that tells you what the products are and a coupon for $3 off of $15 beauty purchase at target that expires in January.

The products that were included in this box are:
  • Maybelline Push Up Drama Mascara in Blackest Black
  • Goody Ouchless Elastics Sweat Stretch
  • CoverGirl Star Wars Lipstick in shade 30
  • CeraVe Eye Repair Cream
  • Laneige Water Bank Moisture Cream
  • Olay Microsculpting Cream
  • Pacifica Love3 Eye Shadow Trio in Natural Mineral
  • Hair Food Dry Shampoo

Like always with these Target beauty boxes, you got to see what the products on target's page before you make the purchase.  For this box, I was excited to see that they had the Laneige cream, CoverGirl Star Wars lipstick, CereVe eye cream, and the dry shampoo by Hair Food.  The price of the mascara and the lipstick together is already well over $10, so this box was well worth the $10.  

Did you order this box as well?  If so, what product(s) are you most excited about?

ELF Haul

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Today I am here with a SUPER old elf order of mine.  I made this order back in February of this year when they were having a 50% off sale site wide or something, which is why I don't have a lot of their newer products such as their Gotta Glow Lip Tint, or their new brushes, or their new tinted lip balms.  But the products I picked up were new-ish back in February and I wanted to post about all of my 2015 hauls before the year ends. 

This order consisted of some of the things I was eyeing from ELF for a while and finally made an order and took advantage of a great deal.  Like I said, most of these products were new to me but have been released by ELF for a while now.  

The products that I picked up were:
  • Moisturizing Lipstick in Rosy-Go-Round
  • Moisturizing Lipstick in Wine Tour
  • Lip Balm Tint in Nude
  • Lip Balm Tint in Peach
  • BB Cream SPF20 in Buff
  • Pressed Mineral Blush in Sweet Retreat
  • Blush in Tickled Pink
  • EX-tra Lip Gloss in Luke
  • Matte Lip Color in Wine
  • Matte Lip Color in Cranberry

So far I have played around with all the lip products but haven't really touched the face products yet.  

Have you tried any of these products before?  Also, what are some of the newer ELF products you have been eyeing recently?

Sephora Favorites: Beauty Sleep

Friday, December 4, 2015

So I have to confess, I've been spending a lot of money at Sephora recently that I've just became a VIB member this week since joining beauty insider 4 years ago.  I don't know if I should be happy about this new status or be ashamed that I spent a good amount of money at that store this year.  I have to say, some of my favorite things to buy at sephora, aside from the products checkout line, are their Sephora Favorites sets.  

I'm a huge fan of the Sephora Favorites sets because you get to try out so many different high end products for a fraction of the cost.  And today I am here to talk about this Beauty Sleep set from Sephora that I can't seem to find online anymore.  It was available a month ago, right before the VIB sales but I don't know if they sold out or discontinued it.  It seems like it's a great set and a lot of people would be interested in it.  

Unlike my previous Sephora Favorites sets, this set is not exclusive to Sephora inside JCPenney, and it does not come with a makeup bag.  Instead it comes packaged in a gold cardboard box and had the blue sleeve over it.  The products fit snuggly in the box and they seem pretty secured in there.  

This set comes with:
  • Origins High Potency Night-A-Mins Mineral-Enriched Renewal Cream
  • Sunday Riley Luna Sleeping Night Oil (0.24 oz)
  • Ole Henriksen Invigorating Night Treatment (0.25 oz)
  • Korres Wild Rose + Vitamin C Advanced Brightening Sleeping Facial (0.51 oz)
The main reason why I purchased this was to try out Sunday Riley's Luna.  I've heard so many people talk about it and have seen so many people post about it on instagram.  Unfortunately I don't have $100+ to spend on a full size so when I saw this kit with the sample size, I knew I had to get my hands on it.  I've never tried any of these products before but I love the concept of overnight skin treatments because you can just put it on and not have to worry about anything until the morning (and because I'm lazy).  Unfortunately I won't be trying these for a while because I'm still recovering from a horrible hormonal breakout but you can bet I will definitely write about my two cents on these products when I do try them out!

Did you get a chance to snatch this set up when it was available?  Have you tried any of Sunday Riley's products before?