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Dramatic Skin Play: Sheet Masks

If there is anything that is quintessential to the K-beauty revolution it is the multi-step routine to achieve impeccably moisturized skin and sheet masks. Getting started with 5-10 different skincare products can be super intimidating but sheet masks are fun and super easy! That’s why they’re my favorite k-beauty goodie and have become a skincare staple. Today, I’ll tell you all about this perfect “facial in a flash” as well as a few places to find them! Continue reading “Dramatic Skin Play: Sheet Masks”

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Unsun Cosmetics Mineral Sunscreen Review

Hello again! So clearly time management is not my thing because I’m like 4-5 posts behind. My bad…I’m back though and today I’ll do a brief little review of Unsun Cosmetics Mineral Sunscreen! Unsun is a black-owned sunscreen brand started by Katonya Breaux, Frank Ocean’s mom. It’s tinted and formulated to work on all skin tones especially darker skin tones! I talked a bit before about how everyone including black people need sunscreen even in the winter (and all year really). That’s why it’s so awesome that there are finally some brands that cater to people with some melanin! Let’s get on to the review! Continue reading “Unsun Cosmetics Mineral Sunscreen Review”

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Neogen H2 Dermadeca Serum Spray Review

So I’m finally back to the reviews of items from the my Winter Skincare Overhaul! Today I’ll be talking about Neogen’s H2 Dermadeca Serum Spray! I’m all about unique packaging and applications so when I saw this I knew I had to try it! This is also one of the Soko Glam Best of K-beauty winners for 2017. This serum is supposed to be a speedy easy application that brightens and makes skin more luminous. Let’s see how it works! Continue reading “Neogen H2 Dermadeca Serum Spray Review”

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The 1 Winter Skincare Item Everyone Needs!

photos credits L-R: Savannah Walters on Unsplash ; Adithya Reza on Unsplash ; Photo by Gabriel Silvério on Unsplash

So it’s officially winter! The weather has gotten chilly or straight-up blizzard-like (it has here). Trying to stay warm and navigate the weather can be a challenge. Still you can’t forget to take care of yourself and a big part of taking care of yourself is taking care of your skin! You can only undo so much, so preventing damage to your skin is key. Today I’ll be talking about the 1 skincare item everyone needs in winter: sunscreen!

Packing winter gear like gloves and a scarf? Don’t forget the sunscreen!

A lot of people associate sunscreen with summertime. Sunscreen in your beach bag: pretty typical; sunscreen in your bag alongside your scarf and mittens: not so much. Protecting your skin from sun damage even in the winter is important and here’s 4 reason why you should start now: Continue reading “The 1 Winter Skincare Item Everyone Needs!”

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Etude House Real Art Cleansing Oil Perfect Review

Hi again! Sorry that I’m so late with this followup post! I’ve been busy with my sister visiting and getting my Etsy ready for holiday shopping. I’m finally back though! Today I’ll be doing the first review on products from my Fall Skincare Overhaul, the Etude House Real Art Cleansing Oil Perfect. This cleansing oil from Etude House claims to not only deep cleanse the skin but also soften and balance it. It also promises a light texture. Let’s see how it worked! Continue reading “Etude House Real Art Cleansing Oil Perfect Review”

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Soko Glam Fall Skincare Overhaul!!!

Hi again so it’s that time of year again. The seasons are changing and it’s likely you have a neighbor (or you) that has already started decorating (or redecorating) for one of the many holidays in the upcoming months. Changes in weather also means a change in skincare for a lot of people. Lately my skin has been being a bit more irritable than normal so I’m going to be overhauling my skincare routine and blogging about it the entire way, starting off with my Soko Glam product haul! I got pretty much a whole new routine including a few of their Best of K-Beauty winners!

Etude Real Art Perfect Cleansing Oil

Oil cleansing is often touted as one of the pinnacles of a K-beauty routine, so naturally the first product I picked out was a new oil cleanser. This version from Etude House is supposed to not only cleanse but also hydrate the skin. I’ve already started using this cleanser and like it. (Review Here)

Benton Honest Cleansing Foam

I chose the Benton Honest Cleansing Foam next because of its simple description and ingredients. I noticed that my skin hasn’t been retaining moisture like it used to. Because of that, I wanted to pick up a gentler cleanser to be sure I wasn’t stripping my skin.

Klavuu Perfect Pearlsation Cleansing Water

I had to pick up another cleansing water because they are one of my favorite beauty products because they are so multifaceted! I can use them as a makeup remover, light cleanser on rushed mornings or lazy nights, and this one can even double as a toner! As the name mentions, it contains pearl extracts to help hydrate and brighten the complexion! I’m really looking forward to this one!

Hanskin Real Complexion Hyaluron Skin Essence

This is the first of two products I picked  that are Soko Glam Best of K-Beauty Award winners. A theme for my skincare overhaul has been moisturizing products. This essence packs a punch when it comes to that with sodium hyaluronate  which can hold 1000x more moisture than water! It also has some really cool versatility so I’m looking forward to it!

Neogen H2 Dermadeca Serum Spray

Say hello to the second Best of K-Beauty winner I got! I’ve been looking for a new inexpensive serum and this one fit the bill. I always love innovative packaging and this serum comes in spray form so it’ll be something cool to try and convenient.

Skinfood Wash Off Rice Mask

Since I’ve been concerned about my skin being stripped of moisture, I picked up a more gentle exfoliating mask. The Skinfood Black Sugar Wash Off mask is one of my favorites so I’m hoping I like this one too.

Manefit and Skinfood Sheet Masks

No k-beauty routine is ever complete without sheet masks. My eyes always need some extra care in winter so I got two regular masks and then one eye specific mask.

Etude House Eyebrow Contouring Multi Pencil

The last item in my haul while not skincare is another fun product. I needed and new eyebrow pencil and this version from Etude House has a pencil, brow gel, and brow highlight all in one!

So that’s all for today’s post! I’ll be going over most of these products one by one in the next few months so check back. I’ll update this post with links when each individual review is posted!

Do you change up your skincare routine seasonally? What are your best tips for keeping skin moisturized in winter? Leave your thoughts in the comments! And as always thanks for reading and bisous!

 

 

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Beauty Bakerie Sugar Lip Scrub Review

Hey! So I finally am getting to my first in a series of reviews of products from Beauty Bakerie! I’ll be talking about their Sugar Lip Scrub today. It’s advertised as a lip scrub to help soften and smooth the lips while also being a moisturizer! Let’s see how it worked! Continue reading “Beauty Bakerie Sugar Lip Scrub Review”

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Kiehl’s Turmeric & Cranberry Seed Energizing Radiance Mask Review

Hi again! I’m excited to share my first review for a non-Korean skincare product, Kiehl’s Turmeric and Cranberry Seed Energizing Radiance Mask! Kiehl’s is a brand that I’ve known about for several years and have consistently heard good things about. (Fun fact: Expedition Everest was sponsored by the brand and the mountain climbers used Kiehl’s products to treat and protect their skin from the elements!) Ironically enough with having known about the brand, I didn’t actually buy this product myself; it was a gift from my Dad! He doesn’t excel at online shopping but knows my love for skincare so he picked it up at one of our local malls 🙂 This is a clay type mask which makes use of turmeric and cranberry seeds and is supposed to instantly illuminate and smooth skin. Let’s see how it worked! Continue reading “Kiehl’s Turmeric & Cranberry Seed Energizing Radiance Mask Review”

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Skin79 Natural 98 Yum Yum Cleanser Review

Hi and welcome to the first beauty related post on the new site! I’ve been adding a number of new products to my skincare routine as I’ve been running out of the old ones. I’ve also noticed that my skin has been a bit finicky and that I’ve needed to pair down a bit. In tune with that, I’ve been using the Skin 79 Natural 98 Yum Yum Cleanser in the Adlay variety. One of several things which make this cleanser different is that provides a two-in-one product for your double cleanse! The cleanser claims to be able to remove dirt and build-up from the face while also moisturizing and brightening the complexion. Let’s see how it fared! Continue reading “Skin79 Natural 98 Yum Yum Cleanser Review”

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Anskin Eco-Cup Modeling Mask Review

Hello all! Today, I’m reviewing the Anskin Eco-Cup Modeling Mask! Modeling or rubber masks are among the more recent skincare goodies taken straight from the spa and turned into an at home treatment. You mix the ingredients to create an at home peel off mask. Anskin has 4 varieties of this mask (I bought three 🙂 ). I’m reviewing the Bbuckga (쀽가) Lifting and Detox version. It promises to deep clean skin to remove toxins while increasing skin elasticity. Let’s see how it worked! Continue reading “Anskin Eco-Cup Modeling Mask Review”