[HEIMISH] Dailism Blusher Palette – Stay Blossom: Review

Hello guys ~~

I’m really excited to talk about a new brand today, and I f you are following me on Instagram, you would know that this brand is Heimish. Heimish is a brand new Korean brand that just launched a few months ago but there are already many people talking about it, and I feel really lucky because Stylekorean, which is a Korean cosmetics online shop that ships internationally (you should absolutely check it out), has recently sent me a package of various heimish products to try them out, and I’m super excited because I’ve been wanting to try them out since they were first launched.

First of all, let’s take a minute to appreciate their packagings. Whoever designed them is a genius, I mean, just look how simple yet elegant they are. Thank to this packaging I fell in love with the products before even trying them.

And now, let’s move to the actual review! So for today, I’ll be reviewing Heimish “dailism” Blusher Palette, it’s available in 4 different color options:

 

 

Description and claims:

This exclusive 3-in-1 palette brings Heimish’s artistry techniques to life in an easy, fun way — allowing you to play with its Highlighter to enhance, Multi-Shading Colors to sculpt, and Blusher to add a beautiful flush. Lightweight powder with coated pigments provide true and long lasting colors.


Volume: 14.5g

Active Ingredients:

Mica, talc, nylon-12 , titanium dioxide , silica , phenyl trimethicone , boron nitride , magnesium stearate , Caprylic , propanediol, tin oxide , carmine,

Packaging:
 

The Heimish Dailism Blusher Palette comes in a gorgeous very sturdy plastic packaging that’s a shiny, glossy pink with gold shimmers in it (and I love everything pink *-*) It’s very simple yet elegant (just like all of Heimish products) with a rose gold heimish in corner… I’m a sucker.

Between the powder pans and the large mirror lays a protective plastic film with “No More Normal” written on it. How can I not love this brand?

The brush that comes with this palette is actually pretty decent, it’s not the best when it comes to blending but it’s actually soft and precise, and nothing like those crappy harsh brushes that start shedding before even touching them. It’s a dual-ended brush with an angled edge in one side, and a rounded one in the other.

Texture, Performance and Swatches:



The colors are really pretty, they are in no way as pigmented or as vibrant as western brands, but they are absolutely the kind of shades I like since they give you that natural look that you can build up if desired (I personally always end up looking like a clown whenever I use super pigmented products… I don’t know why but seems like I’m lacking in the blending area). So if you are someone who looks for really pigmented products, then this palette is definitely not for you, but if you are like me and like products that give you just a wash of color then you would absolutely love it as much as I did.
all these powders are smooth to the touch, blend out easily and adhere perfectly to the skin, and last for about 5 hours before it starts to fade, which is pretty decent.

The contouring/shading comes in three colors which is unique and absolutely different from what we usually find in most of other Korean brands who only offer a bronzer. One of the three color is more like a gray-brown one while the two other ones are more of a warmer shades, but none of them is orangey (which again is frequently found in Korean cosmetics). You can either use them separately depending on where you are gonna apply it, or mix the three colors together to get the perfect neutral shade to contour your face (at least it’s perfect for me, since most contouring products are way too dark for me and I end up most of the time with chocolate bar cheeks). This tri-colored shading is really smooth and blends out nicely creating a natural shadow effect, and it is buildable if you need a more dramatic look.
The blusher is a sheer pink with a satin finish. It is quite similar to most of Korean blushes, it isn’t super pigmented but instead gives you just a wash of color which makes it perfect for everyday use. I’m pretty pale so it’s the right pigmentation for me, It’s buildable if you put in a little more effort, but if you have dark skin tone I doubt this shade would show on you, so you better go for the other shades (rose petal might be nice for those with medium skin tones).
I don’t usually use highlighters but this one is absolutely gorgeous. It’s really smooth to the touch with fine shimmery pearl, it isn’t gritty at all and doesn’t feel like chunky glitter, which makes it blend out effortlessly without emphasizing pores, fine lines or uneven skin. This highlighter has a lovely iridescent pinkish sheen that gives a natural glow and would probably compliment those with cool undertones.
Summary
Pros:
– Gorgeous  sturdy packaging
– Silky smooth powder, easily blendable
– Natural finish, isn’t too pigmented which is awesome for people with light to medium skin tone.
– Tri-colored shading that would suit most skin tones.
– The highlighter is awesome, great texture, isn’t gritty at all
– The powders doesn’t emphasize skin imperfections
– The brush is actually quite nice
– Large mirror
Cons:

– The blush is too sheer it might not show on people with dark skin tones, but it is definitely buildable with a little bit of effort.

You can buy it:

The Heimish Dailism Blusher Palette retails for $25.23 and is available in four shades at Stylekorean.com.

Do I recommend it?

Absolutely ♥
4.75/5
 
What is your favourite blusher/contouring palette? let me know in the comments below.

[HEIMISH] All Clean Balm: Review (+ little comparison with Banila Co. Clean it zero)

Hello lovelies~~

If you are into K-beauty and K-skincare, you would absolutely have heard about the infamous Banila Co. Clean It Zero cleansing balm, and you would probably know that they now have a new competitor called Heimish All Clean Balm.
Personally, I have been curious to try this balm ever since it was first launched few months ago, and when I was about to purchase it, Stylekorean.com asked me if I was interested in they newly launched brand Heimish, which of course I was, it’s heimish after all (okay I fell for this brand even before trying it, which rarely happens) so they sent me some Heimish products to try (you can find my IG post here). I’ve reviewed Heimish Dailism Blusher Palette in Stay Blossom a couple of days ago and now it’s time to review this Heimish All Clean Balm

Description and claims:

Natural and No Paraben ! ,Heimish All clean balm 120ml, Good for cleansing thick make-up , Hypoallergenic ingredients included for sensitive skin type. Balm Type Cleanser but when it touches water, the texture is changed to oil cleanser such as Sherbet type.
This make up remover is fantastic. I have very sensitive and delicate skin so I’m very careful about what I use on it.
I just put a small amount of this remover on my hand, soak it on my face even eyes for a few seconds, make one swipe and that’s it! The gel eyeliner, foundation, and mascara are all gone. There’s no tugging on the super delicate area and no residue left behind and all my eyelashes are intact! I would buy this in a gallon size if it was offered.
Removes everything, except hydration! Most makeup removers cause irritation to my skin, but I’ve never had that problem with this product. Gently removes even the most long-lasting makeup and leaves skin feeling soft and protected.


Volume: 120ml

Ingredients:

Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Cetyl Ethylhexanoate, PEG-20 Glyceryl Triisostearate, Polyethylene, PEG-8 ISOSTEARATE, Shea Butter, Donkey Milk, ,Cocos Nucifera Fruit Extract, Citrus Aurantifolia Fruit Extract, Freesia Refracta Extract, Iris Versicolor Extract, Jasminum Officinale Extract, Lilium Tigrinum Extract, Leontopodium Alpinum Extract, Nelumbium speciosum, Narcissus, Rose Extract, Citrus aurantium dulcis, Lavender Oil, Pelargonium Graveolens Extract, Amyris Balsamifera Bark Oil, Citrus Paradisi Peel Oil, Eucalyptus Globulus Leaf Oil, Tea tree leaf oil, Juniperus Mexicana Oil, Boswellia Carterii Oil,Citrus Aurantium Bergamia Fruit Oil, Tocopheryl Acetate, 1, 2-Hexanediol



Packaging:



Just like what I’ve mentioned in my previous review, I’m a goner when it comes to heimish packaging. I mean, isn’t this packaging just gorgeous? I love how they made a sturdy white plastic jar look simple yet elegant by adding the tropical leafs print and the rose gold accent, it’s just so pleasant to look at, (bless yourself for all the packaging pics that you will have to scroll down through).

Another thing I love about this packaging is: Underneath the twist-off cap, there is a separate sturdy white lid for the spatula, which is… another plus for me.

Smell, Texture, Performance and Swatches:

The first thing that I noticed about this balm after taking of the protective lid was the scent, it’s a really pleasant delicious scent that is a mixture of citrus and a little bit of lavender and some other herbal flavors, but mainly citrus. It immediately gave me the urge to go buy myself a lemon ice cream.

For those of you who don’t know what a cleansing balm is, it’s kinda like a solid version of a cleansing oil that melts down once it touches your skin. The banila co cleansing balm’s texture was a little bit fluffy and easier to scoop out, while this one is a little harder but melts effortlessly into a smooth and silky oil when you massage it into your face and start breaking off your makeup efficiently, sparing you the mess you end up with when using cleansing oils, since there is absolutely no drippy colorful oil running down your arms and face and dirtying the sink and the floor in the process.

As you can see in the pictures above, I used my most long lasting makeup products: a couple of lip tints a black eyeliner, waterproof colored eyeliner and a waterproof mascara and some BB cream. Most of the products were removed almost immediately but I had to massage for longer time (less than a minute) to remove the colored eyeliner and one of the lip tints completely. Unlike cream and water makeup removers that leave my skin dry and irritated, after rinsing this balm cleanser out with lukewarm water, my skin was clean (no traces left) but super soft and moisturized,  which is the main reason I prefer oil/balm cleansers over the other kinds of makeup removers.
And if you ask me which one do I prefer out of Banila Co and Heimish balm cleansers, I would immediately pic heimish since (other than the gorgeous packaging and the nice scent) the ingredients are much better in my opinion, is more moisturizing and does a slightly better job at removing makeup than Banila co. But whichever you end up choosing will be a good choice since they are both really powerful cleansers.

Summary
Pros:
– Gorgeous packaging.
– Nice scent.
– Lots of natural oils and an awesome ingredient list.
– No added fragrance.
– Does a great job removing makeup almost instantly.
Cons:

– I can’t think of any to be honest, but some of you might not like the scent.
You can buy it:

Heimish All Clean Balm retails for $15.13 at Stylekorean.com.

Do I recommend it?

Absolutely ♥
5/5
What is your favorite makeup remover?
Disclosure: Financial compensation was not received for this post. A sample product was gifted from Stylekorean. Opinions expressed here are 100% honest and my own.

[HEIMISH] Dailism Brow Cara – Light Brown: Review

Hello ~~

This review was meant for Friday, but since I’ll probably have an exam soon, I decided to write it today, also, I’m quite sick so this probably wouldn’t be as detailed as my reviews usually are.

So today, you’ll have a rare opportunity witnessing me trying to tame my eyebrows using the Heimish Dailism Brow Cara I recently received from Stylekorean.com (check my other Heimish reviews here), and by tame, I mean really tame my forever messy never done eyebrows . I have pretty thick eyebrows so I don’t really need to fill them . I’ve tried many times to brush them and all that stuff but it never worked so I gave up. I have never plucked/waxed them since I’m super lazy and once you touch them you should keep plucking them forever otherwise you’ll end up with a bigger mess than before. I also thought about trimming them but… I don’t know if they’re gonna grow back longer than before (let me know in the comments below if you have already trimmed them, do they grow longer or thicker than before?)

Enough talking, here are some (low quality.. my phone is being a ***) pictures of my lovely *sarcasm* eyebrows (in the first one, my eyebrows are supposedly brushed.. the second one, I brushed them upwards to see how long my brow hairs are)
oh, DON’T JUDGE :3

Now that you have a better idea about how horrible my eyebrows are and how hard brow cara’s jo will be, let’s move to the actual review.

Description and claims:

THICKEN, FILL IN & SHAPE YOUR BROWS

Your eyebrows need special attention, too. Whether you’re thickening, filling in or shaping, wonderfully natural-looking full brows are created in no time with the Heimish Dailism Brow Cara. Formulated using the Velvet Touch System, the texture is simultaneously waxy and powdery and goes on smoothly, drying in seconds. Designed to last all day long, the Brow Cara won’t fade or smudge. The small tapered brush allows for clean and precise application. Available in three beautiful shades of brown.

Volume: 6ml

Ingredients:
Water, Acrylates Copolymer, Stearic Acid, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Butylene Glycol, Beeswax, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Talc, Acacia Senegal Gum, CI 77891, CI 77492, Triethanolamine, Paraffin, Alcohol Denat., CI 77019, CI 77499, Acetylated Sucrose Distearate, Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax, Polysorbate 20, Tromethamine, Montmorillonite, Sorbitan Sesquioleate, Simethicone, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Glyceryl Behenate, Glyceryl Dibehenate, Tribehenin, Methylglucamine, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Ethylhexyl Glycerin, Silica, Behenyl Alcohol, Disodium Edta, Phenoxyethanol, CI 77491
Packaging:
 

Just like the other Heimish products, this browcara come in a simple yet elegant tube housed inside a gray and brown long box with eyebrow brush stroke-like graphic prints.

This browcara has long bristles in one side for brushing and coating  your brow hairs, while the other side has short bristles which I find ideal to shape your brows without getting the product all over the place.

Texture, Performance and Swatches:



This is a basic browcara that does its job of grooming and keeping your brow hairs in place while giving it a little bit of a naturally fuller appearance.

This browcara has a waxy and powdery texture that spreads easily with no crunchiness, it holds your brow hairs in place without making them stiff of shiny, and it doesn’t cake up either, it dries in seconds and once it does, it doesn’t fade or smudge the whole day.

That being said, I was quite disappointed at first when it couldn’t take care of that one stubborn hair that refused to join his brothers and lay in place, but after a little bit of effort it finally gave in (not completely but still better than nothing)

Summary
Pros:
– Gives a smooth look, blends well and doesn’t leave the the eyebrows stiff or shiny.
– Does a good job coating and slightly filling the eyebrows.
– Holds your brow hairs in place
– Lasts all day long
– Easy to use, u won’t get the gel all over the place
– This shade fits my natural brow color perfectly
– Dries quickly and doesn’t smudge afterward

Cons:

– It wasn’t able to tame that one hair for 100%. which was kinda expected since I have lovely eyebrows *sarcasm again*

You can buy it:

Heimish Dailism Brow Cara retails for $7.19 and is available in three shades at Stylekorean.com.

Will I repurchase  it?

Probably ♥
4.5/5
 
Do you have thick stubborn eyebrows like me? what do you do to get them in place?
if not, what are your favorite eyebrow products?
Disclosure: Financial compensation was not received for this post. A sample product was gifted from Stylekorean. Opinions expressed here are 100% honest and my own.

Klairs Or SkinFood: What is the best Black Sugar Scrub?

Black sugar scrubs are quite popular nowadays as they do quite a great job exfoliating your skin. And all of us know how important exfoliating is since it gets rid of all of these flaky dead skin cells, that not only make your skin look dry and rough, but also makes your makeup look cakey and contributes alongside with the dirt to clog your pores up and thus cause more pimples and blackheads, and I’m sure nobody wants this.
Personally, I have a dehydrated skin which means that my skin tends to produces more dead skin cells than the average person, and thus I need to exfoliate more often than those of you who have normal or oily skin. That’s why, black sugar scrubs have been my dear friends for quite sometime now.
The two black sugar products I have used the most are Skinfood Black Sugar Wash Off Mask and Klairs Black Sugar Face Polish, and since they are some of the most popular scrubs on the marked, I decided to do a little comparison today. (I have reviewed both of them before, you can find them here: Skinfood | Klairs)
So here is a little comparison:
Here is a little close up:
I forgot to take a “before” picture, but my skin was looking really awful with lots of dry cells and flaky patches (and if you have already read yesterday’s quick review on my Instagram here, those are the pimples I was talking about yesterday, and believe me they are much smaller now than how big they were yesterday)
Skin Food Black Sugar Wash Off Mask
Klairs Black Sugar Facial Polish
Price (in Korea)
7700won
10500won
Avalability
Almost everywhere
Only in Korea, or online onwishtrend and maybe some other online stores (less than a handful)
Volume
100g
60g
Ingredients
Irritating
2
1
unsafe
4 (one of them rated 7)
5 (rated from 3 to 4)
Fragrance?
Yes
yes
Scent
Citrus (SOOOO STRONG I HATE IT)
Herbal or something. Not too strong
The size of the particles
small
smaller
Harshness
A liiitle bit harsh
Slightly harsher than the skinfood one
Time you should leave it on
10min
None
How soft your skin feels afterward
+
++
Other effects?
none
Kinda reduce blackheads, but nothing much
In Other words:
Reasons to buy Klairs:
– your skin is softer afterward
– doesn’t have a suffocating scent
– kinda helps reducing blackheads (nothing much though)
– you don’t have to wait 10 min
Reasons to buy Skin Food:
– More gentle on the skin
– You get a lot of product (100g)
– Considerably cheaper especially if you are buying it on line.
My thoughts:
For about 8 months now, whenever they would ask me what is you favorite black sugar scrub my automatic answer would be “KLAIRS Duh!” and I’ll go on and on about how gentle and efficient it is in comparison with skinfood, but now that I used them side to side today, I feel like I’ve been lying to people this whole time saying that Klairs is more gentle when actually it is the harsher one here, so I feel like I owe you guys and explanation:
Skinfood was the first mechanical scrub I have ever used, and after accidentally purchasing 2 jars of the Klairs and receiving a third one for free, I practically abandoned The skinfood Black Sugar Scrub, and you can say that I forgot how it works except that my first impression was “oh this is quite harsh on the skin!”. you would say “but you just said that Klairs’ is harsher” well yeah you are right but then when I started using it I was already used to black sugar scrubs, so it felt quite gentle xD
What scrub do I prefer now?
Each of them has its cons and pros but I feel like Skinfood Sugar Scrub has a better quality-price ratio, but I’ll still go back to klairs whenever I’ll feel that my skin isn’t scrubbed enough or when I wanna tone down my blackheads a notch or two.
Where can you buy them?
– Skin Food Black Sugar Wash Off Mask Herefor $6.47
– Klairs Black Sugar Facial Polish Herefor $18.99they often make 1+1 offers (use my invitation code: 125028803to get $5 off your first purchase)
So What is your favorite one? lemme know in the comments below.

[INNISFREE] Real Quinoa Mask: Review

When it comes to skin care, Cosrx, Klairs and innisfree are my favorite brands, so when I heard about Innisfree’s newly launched Real Wash Off masks, I knew that I had to try them.

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They came up with 4 kinds of wash off masks:

– Real Peppermint :
– Soothing and Refreshing
– Hydrating and sebum controlling

– Real Grapefruit : Scrub & wash-off type.
– For clear and brilliant skin
– Exfoliating effect

– Real Rose : For Soft and glowing skin
– Heating effect
– Hydrating texture

– Real Quinoa : Nourishing and exfoliating

So I decided to pick two of them: The rose one (I love rose products so that was a pretty obvious choice), I heard that the peppermint one is a bit too drying and since my skin becomes super dry during winter, I didn’t picked it up. So what’s left was the grapefruit and the quinoa ones, they kinda have the same effects but since I need nutrition more than brightness, and I have never tried a quinoa product before, I choose the real quinoa mask hoping I wouldn’t be disappointed..

And since yesterday was #NovemberMaskChallenge wash off mask day, I decided to try one of them, and ended up choosing the Quinoa one since there were many people that are curious about, so here is what I thought about it:

Description and claims:

– A refreshing finish from fresh, natural ingredients
– Abundant nutritional formula for resilient skin
– Resilient texture with the sizzle of grain
– Refreshes skin with a delicate natural fragrance while applying this mask.

Volume: 150 ml

Ingredients:

WATER, AVENA SATIVA (OAT) BRAN, GLYCERIN, METHYLPROPANEDIOL, CELLULOSE, ALCOHOL, BETAINE, 1,2-HEXANEDIOL, CHENOPODIUM QUINOA SEED EXTRACT, MAGNESIUM ALUMINUM SILICATE, CARBOMER, TROMETHAMINE, OLEA EUROPAEA (OLIVE) FRUIT OIL, SALVIA HISPANICA SEED EXTRACT, CENTELLA ASIATICA EXTRACT, HOUTTUYNIA CORDATA EXTRACT, XANTHAN GUM, DEHYDROXANTHAN GUM,PROPANEDIOL, CITRUS AURANTIUM DULCIS (ORANGE) PEEL OIL, ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN, FRUCTOOLIGOSACCHARIDES, SACCHARIDE HYDROLYSATE, DISODIUM EDTA, PULLULAN, CITRUS PARADISI (GRAPEFRUIT) PEEL OIL, CITRUS UNSHIU PEEL EXTRACT, ORCHID EXTRACT, CAMELLIA SINENSIS LEAF EXTRACT, CAMELLIA JAPONICA LEAF EXTRACT, OPUNTIA COCCINELLIFERA FRUIT EXTRACT, ALLANTOIN, CITRUS AURANTIUM BERGAMIA (BERGAMOT) FRUIT OIL, CUPRESSUS SEMPERVIRENS LEAF/NUT/STEM OIL, LITSEA CUBEBA FRUIT OIL, CITRUS LIMON (LEMON) PEEL OIL, LAVANDULA HYBRIDA OIL, CITRUS MEDICA VULGARIS PEEL OIL, PINUS SYLVESTRIS LEAF OIL, PELARGONIUM GRAVEOLENS FLOWER OIL, ROSMARINUS OFFICINALIS (ROSEMARY) LEAF OIL, MYRISTICA FRAGRANS (NUTMEG) KERNEL OIL, ZINGIBER OFFICINALE (GINGER) ROOT OIL , THYMUS VULGARIS (THYME) FLOWER/LEAF OIL, MENTHA VIRIDIS (SPEARMINT) LEAF OIL, EUGENIA CARYOPHYLLUS (CLOVE) LEAF OIL, ANTHEMIS NOBILIS FLOWER OIL, PHENOXYETHANOL

Like every other innisfree product, this contains many natural ingredients. You can check the Cosdna analytics here

How to use:

After a facial wash, spread an adequate amount over a clean and dry face, away from the eyes and mouth. After 5~10 minutes, cleanse using lukewarm water. (Recommended use: once ~ twice a week)

Packaging: 9/10



The packaging is similar to the Innisfree Jeju Super Volcanic Pore Clay mask (you can check my quick review here) The only difference is that this one comes in a semi-transparent jar with a silver twist-off cap, but they both come with a protective transparent plastic lid.
It doesn’t come with a spatula so it might bother some of your.

Scent: 0/10

This smell H.O.R.R.I.B.L.E. I don’t know if Quinoa naturally smells that awful since it’s my first time using anything with quinoa in it, but this product’s scent is a huuuuge turn off. I doesn’t even fade so I couldn’t keep the mask on my face more than a couple of minutes otherwise I was going to vomit.

Texture: 9/10

it has a gel like consistency with some few fine granules that look like crashed seeds in it. It’s nothing too dramatic so you would barely feel the scrubbing.


The performance: 9/10

After cleansing, I used this mask over a dry face, massaged it a little and then left it (a couple of minutes since the scent was too strong and unpleasant to keep it on for 5-10min) and then I massaged my face again (more like rubbed it). I barely felt its particles doing anything to my face but it surprisingly did a nice job exfoliating my skin. after washing it off my skin was smooth and soft and looked healthier and more hydrated, so I think it would have given me better results if I left if for a longer time. I’ve used it once only there was no amazing long term results but it has nice short term effects (I will update you later if I ever notice any spectacular long term results ^^)

Do I recommend it?

Umm.. If you don’t have a problem with strong scents or are used to Quinoa’s smell, then I absolutely recommend it, if not, then this mask probably isn’t for you.


From where did I get mine?

Innisfree Real Mask retails for $12.85 at Ibuybueauti.com and is available in 4 different “flavors”. keep in mind that they often have discounts (and even without discount, they are the cheapest k-beauty online store I know. I highly recommend it really). They offer free economic shipping for orders over $50, and free shipping + tracking number for orders over $100 (just choose the economic shipping option without the +2.5$ and they’ll automatically provide a tracking number ^^)

Disclosure: Financial compensation was not received for this post. A sample product was gifted fromibuybeauti.com . Opinions expressed here are 100% honest and my own.

 
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[COSRX x Wishtrend] Silky Skin Texture Package: Unboxing and first impression/review

If I were to only use one skincare brand for the rest of my life, I would definitely chose COSRX without having to think about it twice; I mean, it’s one of the few brands that have never disappointed me and they have a solution for almost every skin problem. So when I found out about WISHTREND‘s newly made box: COSRX Silky Skin Texture Package, I knew I had to get my hands on it. A few hours after I was done daydreaming about my COSRX family, I received an email from Wishtrend in which they asked if I was interested in trying the box out, and my answer was obviously YES.

So before we move to this box unboxing, I wanted to let you know that Wishtrend releases a themed Wishbox as well as some Wish Try & Love boxes once a month filled with different korean beauty products at a highly discounted prices, and recently they started their Brand Boxes, the first one was Klairs box and now this COSRX package.

And now, lemme show you what I got in this box (in case you didn’t already see my instagram stories). This package is a sturdy cardboard box that comes housed itself in another usual Wishtrend cardboard box.

Once you open the box you find a small sheet of paper with the “How To”s, skincare steps as well as some tips concerning the products you’ll find in this box.

 

and now, let’s move to what’s inside all that paper wrap :3 (keep in mind that the opinions expressed below are first impressions of these products and not my final thoughts. Full reviews will be posted later after fulling testing these products out for a sufficient amount of time, most likely a month)

First of all: COSRX One Step Clear Pimple Pad. I think most of you guys already know about this product or have at least heard about it. a container of this contains 70 cotton sheets soaked in essence, each sheet has two different sides: an embossed side to exfoliate your skin and get rid of the impurities, while the other smoother side serves to hydrate and smooth out your skin. This product can be used as a toner as well as a makeup remover. personally, I prefer using it as a toner on a clean face to make sure my skin benefits from all the goods these pads have to offer. I have only been using it for a couple of days and I can already see why everybody is in love with it, it leaves my skin smooth and soft, my pimples are taking less time to heal and it didn’t irritate my skin as well. I’ll write the full review about it after testing it enough, most likely it will be posted early December .

The second product you will find in this box is COSRX Centella Water Alcohol-Free Toner. One of the main things I love about this toner is that it has only 9 organic ingredients, which means you only get the essential ingredients to calm and restore your skin without irritating it. As the name indicates, this is a toner that can be used after cleansing your face and before applying your other thicker products, but since I already have toners that I usually use and love (Klairs toner in the morning, reviewed here and COSRX AHA/BHA clarifying treatment toner in the evening), I use this as a mist throughout the day, or as a “sheet mask” by soaking some cotton pads in it and apply it on my face for about 5 minutes whenever my skin feels irritated. A full review will be up soon as well.

Now this product is my newly found love. I have a dehydrated skin and this dry and cold autumn weather my skin even drier and the result? extremely flaky skin. I’m already using a moisturizing cream and night pack (whenever I’m not too lazy), but I still feel like my skin needs more moisture, that’s why I was thinking about getting a moisturizing lotion or emulsion, so this COSRX OIL-FREE Ultra-Moisturizing Lotion was absolutely what I needed, it’s light yet moisturizing, absorbs quickly into the skin, doesn’t leave a sticky nor greasy residue, and what sold me out is the fact that it’s an oil free lotion since oil based moisturizers tend to break me out and give me tiny teeny milia-like bumps in my cheekbones’ area (they aren’t visible but I can feel them and it’s super annoying) lately, so I tend to avoid them. So yeah, I love this lotion ♥

Next we have this awesome COSRX Ultimate Nourishing Rice Overnight Spa Mask also known as my HG night pack, I was about to run out of mine so I was glad they included it in this package. I won’t talk about it since I’ve already reviewed it here, make sure to check it out to find out all the reasons why I love it.

And last but not least, Wishtrend included in this package 3 free COSRX Holy Moly Snail Masks that in addiction to snail mucin, they were maid out of ginseng water instead of distilled water (H2O) for an even more nourishing effect. The sheet mask is made out of rayon fibers, has a good fit and adheres well to the skin. I’ll probably post a quick review of it on my Instagram account so make sure to follow me here.


Where can you get this box?

COSRX Silky Skin Texture Package retails for $59.90 (instead of $76 + the price of the 3 free masks) at Wishtrend, free shipping.

If you don’t wanna purchase the whole box but are interested in some of these products, you can get them here  (keep in mind that you can get $5 off your first $25 or above order by using this invitation code: 125028803):

– COSRX One Step Clear Pimple Pad for S16.72
– COSRX Centella Water Alcohol-Free Toner for $13.44
– COSRX OIL-FREE Ultra-Moisturizing Lotion for $20
– COSRX Ultimate Nourishing Rice Overnight Spa Mask for $12.80
– COSRX Holy Moly Snail Masks for $3

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[HEIMISH] Dailism Eye Palette – Blissful Plevy: Review

Hello lovelies~~

As you might know by now, Heimish is one of my most favorite makeup brands. So when Stylekoreansent me a couple of Heimish products last time they noticed how in love I was with this brand, so they suggested to send me some more to try.

And today, I’m gonna review one of Heimish best selling products: Heimish Dailism Eye Palette in Blissful Plevy, but there are 6 different palettes you can choose from:
– Breeze Beige
– Lovesome Brink
– Brisk Grey
– Balmy Khaki
– Cozy Coral
– Blissful Plevy

Description and claims:

Trendy color daily filtering ,Dailism eye palette.The soft and shimmering , the eight universally flattering shades in this palette are all you need to light up eyes for day and night. Includes Sparkle Eye Shadow in Ballet and Opal, Shimmer Wash Eye Shadow in Petal and matte Eye Shadow in Grey and Blue, plus rich Espresso for lining eyes. The sleek black palette includes a large mirror and Dual Ended Eye Shadow/ Eye Liner Brush for flawless application, anywhere. The silky, powder formula glides on lids and blends easily, so you can layer and build shadows as desired. Densely-pigment shades stay color true and won’t crease, flake or fade.

Volume: 7.5g

Active Ingredients:

Talc, Mica, Titaniume dioxide, Boron Nitride, Silica, Magnesium Myristate, Propanediol, Polyisobutene, dimethicone, N-Lauroyl-L-Lysine, Trimethicone, Mineral Oil, yellow iron oxide, ultramarine.

Packaging:
 
The Heimish Dailism Eye Palette is very similar to the Heimish Dailism Blusher Palette (you can find my full review here). The only difference is the colors: instead of a glossy and shimmery pink plastic palette (I don’t know why it looks peach- saumon-ey color in the pics), this one comes in a black matte one. they are both very simple yet elegant (just like all of Heimish products) with a rose gold heimish in corner… I’m a sucker. (btw, the rose gold foil might start fading after a couple of days, I personally applied a nail polish topcoat to preserve it)

Between the eyeshadows pans and the full sized mirror lays a protective plastic film with “No More Normal” written on it, which seems like the brand’s motto since it’s written on all of their products.

Just like the other heimish palette, the brush that comes with this palette is pretty decent, it picks up a good amount of product and does a good job blending it. Also, the colors come out better using a brush than your fingers.

Texture, Performance and Swatches:



The colors are really pretty and fairly pigmented, and the color can be built up to become (nearly) as vibrant as urban decay’s colors. The color coordination is absolutely awesome and sophisticated, are true to what’s in the pan and it comes in a mixture of mattes, shimmers and glitters.

Mattes: This palette contains 4 matte eyeshadows that are silky smooth, blend effortlessly and aren’t patchy at all
– Acid Washing: it’s an off white color that can be either used as a base before layering other shades or to highlight the browbone area.
– Indigo Blue: this color looks more greyish than your average indigo blue, you can use it as a transition color for your smokey eyes.
– Boy Friend: A soft grey-beige that works amazingly as a base, and I think it would work awesomely with everyday makeup. it is the least pigmented out of the bunch in my opinion.
– Destroyed: a matte brownish color that can be used in many makeup looks.

Shimmers: the two shimmery shade in this palette are more pigmented than the matte ones, they glide smoothly on the lid and don’t feel gritty at all
– Wearable Color: this is my most favourite shade among the mattes and shimmers (I kinda choose this palette because of this color)
– Selvage: the most pigmented color out of all of these shades. it looks like a black eyeshadow but you can still notice a bluish hue to it that makes it perfect to go with the other shades in this palette.

Glitters: I’m not really into glitters but these made me change my mind. They are amazing, they aren’t chunky at all (except for the first use) blend seamlessly and are nothing short than awesome (imo)
– Vintage: this one is pure glitter.  I love it. it can be blended out to get a foily color (if it does make sense)
– Ultra Stretch: this one has a mixture of pink and purple silvery glitters (if it makes sense), and it’s reaaally pretty.

First row: (I used my finger to swatch them, one swipe only. the color comes out better using a brush)

Second row: (I used my finger to swatch them, one swipe only. the color comes out better using a brush)

Summary
Pros:
– Gorgeous  sturdy packaging
– Silky smooth powder, blends out seamlessly
– Fairly pigmented compared to other Korean eyeshadows
– The glittery shades are pure glitters and are so beautiful, and aren’t gritty at all
– Sophisticated color coordination
– Doesn’t look patchy on the lid
– Lasts for 6-8 hours without primer, and moooore with a primer
– Large mirror
– Decent brush
Cons:

– The matte packaging can look dirty since it picks up dust etc easily, and it can look scratched up.
– The foil of the logo fades easily (hence why I always apply a topcoat on top of it)
– Some shades aren’t really pigmented which can be a con to many of you

You can buy it:

The Heimish Dailism Eye Palette retails for $26.91 and is available in six color options at Stylekorean.com.

Do I recommend it?

Absolutely ♥
4.5/5
 
What is your favourite Korean eye palette? let me know in the comments below.
Disclosure: Financial compensation was not received for this post. A sample product was gifted from Stylekorean. Opinions expressed here are 100% honest and my own.

K-BEAUTY STORES BLACK FRIDAY GUIDE

It’s that time of the year when everybody’s having huge discounts and when your wallet/bank account has to suffer (you might become homeless as well if you are as addicted as me. That’s why I decided ti do a little guide for you guys.
First of all, I’ll start with brand websites:

Etude House’s Autumn Super Sale will last for 7 days (November 22 to 28th) and you’ll get 40% off your order by using this coupon code: 2016BLACKFRIDAY

They also have some already discounted items on their website as well as some special sets (like the moistfull Collagen kit for example), you can also get the “My Little Nut Cracker” christmas edition for a discounted price (+ free gifts).

 

As for Innisfree, they have some limited edition items that aren’t available in their offline shops.

They have a super sale as well:
– 50% off : Eco science eye cream and spot treatment, Ginger Oil Serum and Mask, Jeju sparkling mineral and olive oil mists, some forest for men products as well as their sunscreens and body and eco products.
– 30% off :  Most of their skincare products and some of their makeup products.

 

If you spend over $60, you’ll get this free trial kit:

And if you are a new member, the you will get missha bb cushion #27 for orders over $40

And now, moving to k-beauty (multibrand) stores:
Jolse have a 25% sale for this whole week (it has been running for quite a while now) with some special offers where they sell different products at $5 for the first 20 customers (every hour or so).

 

WISHTREND:

keep in mind that you can get $5 off your first $25 or above order by using this invitation code: 125028803
as well as many discounted products (click on the pic to be redirected to the category)


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[PERIPERA] Peri’s Ink Minimini Set Girls Cabinet – Hot Pink: Review and Swatches

Hi lovelies~~
I’m back again (after two weeks of lazing around) with a new review,  yaay ~

When I reviewed the mamonde lippie last time (here), I mentioned that peripera ink lip tints are on the top on my “lippies to try” list, and thank to Jolse, I got the opportunity to try the Peripera Peri’s Ink Minimini Set Girls Cabinet in hot pink, and today I’m gonna share with you what I think about it.

Description and Claims:

The Limited-Edition Set Includes the Complete Peri’s Ink Collection.
Also comes with the New Limited-Edition Peri’s Ink ‘Captivating Quart’!
Cute Stickers to Create your Own Tin Case!

Capacity: 2.7g × 5ea


Packaging: 10/10

The packaging is absolutely eye-catching. both the box and the tin cabinet are glossy hot pink, have kinda identical designs with some information in both korean and english printed on the back.

It also comes with a random set of stickers to customize your cabinet the way you want. I thought the stickers are made of paper when I first sam it online but  seems like it’s made of some kind of fabric.

Inside the cabinet, you get five tiny teeny adorable bottles that are kinda similar to the full version but much smaller (I took a pic of them side by side to give you an idea about their size)

They all have the same applicator except for the ink velvet one, you can see the difference in the pictures bellow:
Ink the velvet:

The others:

Scent: 9/10

The lip tints have a sweet candy smell, which you might not like, but I’m totally fine with it, while the peripera ink drop BB smells like… BB cream, but the scent isn’t as strong as the other bb creams, I think it has the lightest smell out of all the bb creams I’ve tried before.

Mini Reviews and Swatches:

To be honest, I wanted to try the baby pink/blue one since I kinda liked the colors better, but since they were out of stock I went for the hot pink one and let me tell you, I’m glad I did. as you can notice on my swatches, the colors on the website are kinda deceiving and look nothing like the actual colors which are prettier in my opinion.


Limited edition: Rose Quartz 10/10

This was the one that surprised me the most. I was expecting something between a hot pink and a crimson pink but it ended up being a lovely rose. it looks really natural and can be used as an everyday lippie. It dries up in seconds (the fastest out of all of them) and doesn’t transfer at all. it lasts for about 3-4 hours (it would probably last much longer if you don’t lick your lips constantly like I do) but once the rosy color starts fading, it leaves a darker pink stain behind that stays for quite long time (kinda similar to the color in the swatches provided by peripera).
Also, it has the most liquidy texture out of all of them but still pigmented which means a little goes a long way. I think this is the one I will be using the most.

The Original: No spoiler 9/10

This one is thicker than the Rose Quartz one and needs longer time to dry fully, but once it dries it becomes kiss proof which is always a plus. The color is nothing near a true red which was a little disappointing, but also it wasn’t an orangey red but a pinkish red instead which is fine by me (don’t get me wrong, I love orange and orangish lippies, I just prefer them as lipsticks instead of lip tints).
It lasts longer than the previous one (maybe because it’s a darker color so you can see it longer).

The moisture: Miss Adorable 8/10

This one is the stickier out of the bunch. It feels like it never dries and thus it isn’t kiss proof which is kinda understandable since it has a glossy finish. The color is kinda similar to the no spoiler one, but this one is more vibrant while the other is slightly darker. I feel like it isn’t as pigmented as the others (but still fairly pigmented) and it lasts about 4 hours before it starts loosing it glossiness, but it leaves a reddish pink stain behind that doesn’t fade for hours.

The velvet: Inkrush 9/10

I love the ink velvet line which means I loved this one as well. This is so far the only one that looks irl like it does on the pictures provided by Peripera; a true orange. This one is the thickest out of all of these lippies and takes a considerably long time to dry fully (usually about 15 minutes…but today it seemed like it took hours so I got tired from waiting and even tried to blow dry it and ended up drying my already dehydrated skin instead.. that’s why I took a pic of it when it’s still “wet”) It dries into a velvety finish that is similar to matte lipsticks (sticks not liquid lippies). It lasts really long and looks really pretty but unfortunately it transfers a little. The stain it leaves is actually the same color as the product itself so it doesn’t look weird when it starts fading.
Some people found it kinda drying but I didn’t even though I have dry lips, so I think it depends on individuals or something? I don’t know.

Ink Drop BB 5/10

This bb cream is really watery (I’ve never tried a similar bb cream before), it has a really light coverage and gives a matte finish. It is suitable for people with nice skins and maybe a minor redness that the wanna hide and still look natural.
This bb cream comes in two shades, I’ve got the No 2 and it’s a little bit darker than my skin, while the No 1 might be a tiny bit lighter if it is anything like the peripera bb cushions, which means this bb cream is only suitable for people with fair skin tones (I’m NW15 btw).


Would I repurchase it?

I’ll probably purchase more shades (especially from the velvet line), and would absolutely get the full version of the Rose Quartz if I find it. If you are curious about peripera’s products, I absolutely recommend purchasing this one and trying it out, it’s worth the money and the packaging is adorable and can be used later to store your eyeliners or lip pencils or something.

Where to buy:

Peripera Peri’s Ink Minimini Set Girls Cabinet retails for $18.68 at Jolse.com

Disclosure: Financial compensation was not received for this post. A sample product was gifted from Jolse.com . Opinions expressed here are 100% honest and my own.

 
 
 
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[HOLIKA HOLIKA] Gudetama LAZY&EASY; Smooth Egg Skin Peeling Gel: Review

Korean brands have been releasing many cute collaboration products, and among others we got Holika Holika cute Gudetama collection that I was absolutely tempted to purchase but at the last minute I succeeded in controlling myself but I still kept my eyes on them. That’s why I made sure to pick one of the collection’s products the first chance I got and this product ended up being, Holika Holika Gudetama Lazy&Easy Smooth Egg Skin Peeling Gel (Courtesy of Jolse)

Description and claims:

1. Good for pore care and elastic skin Egg: White part of egg has good effect on pore care and elasticity

2. Remove dead skin cell, sebum and dirt: albumen ingredient absorbs waste in pores. great for removing sebums, makeup residue and dirt

3. Skin tone improvement: Remove sebums and waste to prevent skin trouble and makes skin tone bright after remove whitehead and blackhead

4. Moisturizing


Volume: 140g
Ingredients:

WATER, GLYCERIN, PROPYLENE GLYCOL, QUATERNIUM-60, CARBOMER, GLYCERYL POLYACRYLATE, VACCINIUM MYRTILLUS FRUIT EXTRACT, SACCHARUM OFFICINARUM (SUGAR CANE) EXTRACT, ACER SACCHARUM (SUGAR MAPLE) EXTRACT, CITRUS AURANTIUM DULCIS (ORANGE) FRUIT EXTRACT, CITRUS LIMON (LEMON) FRUIT EXTRACT, DIPROPYLENE GLYCOL, PORTU;ACA OLERACEA EXTRACT, EGG YOLK EXTRACT, HYDROLYZED EGG SHELL MEMBRANE, CELLULOSE, 1,2-HEXANEDIOL, EGG SHELL POWDER, VINEGAR, DISODIUM EDTA, CAPRYLYL GLYCOL, CAPRYLHYDROXAMIC ACID, PHENOXYETHANOL, FRAGRANCE

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How to use:

Apply to dry face and gently massage with circular motions while avoiding the eye area. Rinse thoroughly with lukewarm water

Packaging: 10/10


This peeling gel has the most adorable packaging in the bunch, which is mainly why I choose it (the other reason is that I’m out of scrubs and peeling gels, so I wanted to try it). To get the product out, all you have to do is take the egg shell off the container, flip the egg yolk cap up and squeeze the rubber base.

Texture: 9/10

This peeling gel isn’t as thick as other ones are neither as liquidy as some others, which makes it easy to control the amount of product you get, but once you start massafing it it turns into a watery consistency.

Scent: 6/10

It has a vague citrusy/flowery scent, it’s not my favorite since it’s kinda strong (and I have a really sensitive nose) but it is quite pleasant.

Application: 7/10

I applied the gel on my dry skin and massaged it gently in a circular motion, and the first thing I noticed is that it’s pretty mild and gentle. after a few seconds, I started seeing stuff clumping on my face (it was much less than what balled up on the back of my hand), which was fewer than what I was expecting/used to (I have an extremely dehydrated skin and since it’s already winter, I was expecting a lot of stuff coming out of my skin).

Results: 7/10 

After rinsing it off, my skin felt soft and clean, but I was kinda disappointed since I still had some few dry stuff I could feel around my nose area. It has similar effects to the Dr G peeling gel, which means, I still prefer Missha Super Aqua D-TOX Peeling Gel (which I really recommend if you feel like your skin produces much more dry skin cells than the average person yet you don’t wanna over exfoliate your skin)


Would I repurchase it?

I wanted to get in the first place for the packaging, and I already have one now. as for the product itself, I feel like my skin needs something much stronger (especially since I like to exfoliate using a chemical peeling once a week only, twice when using scrubs). I f you have a sensitive skin or don’t have much dead cells but wanna get rid of the sebum and dirt that had built up in your skin, go for it.

Where to buy?

Holika Holika gudetama LAZY&EASY Smooth Egg Skin Peeling Gel retails for USD 10.63 at Jolse. (they have some great Black Friday deals this week so make sure to check their website)

Disclosure: Financial compensation was not received for this post. A sample product was gifted from Jolse.com . Opinions expressed here are 100% honest and my own.
 
 
 
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On a side note what do you guys think about YG’s black friday? it was the emotionally blackest friday a YGStan could ever get… I sincerely feel ashamed from calling myself a YG Stan all of these years.. Stay strong fellow blackjacks and incles ♥