I’m waiting for you…

Hello everyone!

Today I’ll be taking you through the products I’m waiting for at the moment. You’ve most likely heard of most of them as they’ve been mentioned in previous posts, but some of them were purchased today!  I will also mention a product that I bought ages ago, and still haven’t recieved. So beware of some bitching, cause this chick is frustrated with a big F.

ANYWAY… let’s get to it  ↓

The Ordinary 100% Organic Cold-pressed Rose Hip Seed Oil
I’m gonna be honest with you guys. I just purchased this Rose Hip Seed oil from The Ordinary, without giving it much thought. Usually I do my job when it comes to researching before buying, but now and again my brain seems to lose it’s ability of doing just that, resulting in the occasional spontaneous purchase! But in my defense, I didn’t buy this product on a complete whim either. Cause Mocka hasn’t stopped raving about it since she got her hands on it, and after I read her review, I was sold. Ka-ching!

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The Innisfree Jeju Lava Seawater Deep Essence
Now, this baby has been away from me for soo long now. We’re talking about a year! I purchased this product back in my early K-beauty days, and although I liked it, I wasn’t sure how effective it was. I guess I can’t remember what ultimately made me decide not to re-purchase it, but the other day i realised that I actually miss it. (Weird how that happens.) In other words; I’m giving it a second chance to blow my socks off, which also means that you can expect a review in the near future! Yay!

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The Nature Republic Shine Blossom Blusher in the colour “Apricot”.
Another newbie that I’m waiting for is this cream blush from Nature Republic, which is a brand I’ve known about for a long time, but haven’t gotten around to trying. I’m always interested in trying products from different brands, both popular, obscure, tried and not tried, so I’m really looking forward to this. And according to my calculations this baby should be just around the corner!

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The Tonymoly The Fresh Phytoncide Pore Gel Cream
Fresh Phytoncide Pore Gel Cream, you say? Who even are you? OH, THAT’S RIGHT! I ordered you AGES ago. Okay, to be fair, it’s not your fault that you haven’t arrived yet. But some person somewhere along the line during this prosess, messed up. I mean, let’s be honest. We have ships, planes, trains and quite possibly UFOs to make sure that sh*t arrives where it should, when it should. And I can accept human error. Things can happen. I can also accept that it takes a couple of weeks for products from Korea to arrive where I live, but not several months. No, just no. This product was lost on it’s way and it should have been sorted a long time ago. #Rantover
But really, they can send me a new one now if they want, but not recieving a product when you needed it, kind of defeats the purpose of the whole thing, right? That’s like recieving your shot after you got ill. And it’s actually quite disoppointing. And sure, I’ve had a few products arrive on me weeks after their estimated date, but nothing like this.

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Okay, moving onto something more pleasant!   ↓

The Tosowoong ACNE Cleansing Foam
Now, this one will definetely be a familiar face for you, if you’ve followed this blog for a while. I have mentioned it in several posts and raved about it in this one! The tube I have standing in my shower at the moment, is running really low and has been for a while now. But instead of re-purchasing it right away, I decided to broaden my horizon even further and went ahead and bought a cleanser from Sulwhasoo that I’ve wanted to try for a long time. And that’s where my beloved Tosowoong comes back into the picture. I just couldn’t bare the thought of hating the Sulwhasoo and not have a backup.

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The Petitfèe Gold & Snail Hydrogel Eyepatches
O.M.G. I can’t even begin to tell you how much I’m looking forward to plastering a pair of these babies on my under eyes. I have tried their sister patches (Black Pearl & Gold) once before, and I loooooved them. I’m hoping that these ones are just as good, AT LEAST. And I’m praying that they arrive tomorrow! #Lastchancebeforetheweekend

If you want to read Mocka’s first impression on the Black Pear & Gold eye patches, you’re welcome!

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The J.One Hana Cream
Don’t even get me started on these precious little baby balls!?
I just realised two things after having said that. 1) “Baby balls”? Well, that sounds a bit gross. 2) I can’t know if these (baby)balls are precious before I’ve tried them. But they look damn precious, okay?! And I want them. Now. On my face.

But on the serious note: Have you ever seen a more fun way to apply moisturizer? I just saw these a few weeks ago and I had to buy them. I mean, who doesn’t want balls all over their face? I know I’m preaching about a product I haven’t tried yet, but I don’t care. I still think everyone should try slapping some balls on their face, at least once! That sh*t better arrive tomorrow.

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“And remember; I always recommend taking a closer look at any new product before purchasing it, just in case you’re allergic or sensitive to one or more of the ingredients. Personally I always check before buying a new product, because I know my skin is of the extra vulnerable type, as I do have dehydrated combination skin with acne prone areas. You can find the ingredients, what they are and what they do at CosDna
.” -Myself, lol

So there you have it; just a little update on the products I’m currently waiting for. Please let me know if you’ve tried any of these babies, and if you enjoy/ed them! And be sure to tune back in for first impressions and reviews on these babies in the near future!

Vicky 

The latest arrivals!

Hello everyone!

Today I’m sharing with you the latest products to arrive in my post box! This time I’ve got one skin care product and four make up products. I’m just going to skim through them one after the other instead of giving you loads of easily forgotten stories about why I bought each one of them. If you’re still interested in that you can read about it here, or wait for the first impressions, which will also be loaded with dozens of juicy details!

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Look at all these beauties!


So let’s get to it   ↓

The Sulwhasoo Gentle Cleansing Foam EX
I can’t even begin to tell you how excited I am to try this cleanser. I’ve known about it for soo long without buying it, so now that it’s actually in my hands, it’s definetely show time! In fact, I’m going to start using this tonight, so be on the lookout for a first impression very soon!   ↓

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The Etude House Proof 10 Eye Primer
Tomorrow will be a “make up day” so I’ll be using this tomorrow before going to a dinner party. Let’s hope it makes my eyeshadow pop, not drop! This needs to add lasting power to my eyeshadow, keep it streak free and prevent it from turning into a blotchy mess to impress me. But will it do so? Fingers crossed!   ↓

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The Aprilskin No Smudge Eye Doll Brush Pen Liner in black
Another product that will be tested tomorrow! There’s really not a lot more I can tell you about it until then. Maybe apart from the fact that it’s supposed to be smudge proof, which is always a good thing!   ↓

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The Etude House Double Lasting Foundation in the colour Fair

Yet another make up product from Etude House that I will be wearing tomorrow. I might not know if it will break me out or not after just one day of wearing, but I’m very difficult to please when it comes to foundations, so I’ll know if I like it’s performance or not by the end of the night!   ↓

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The Holika Holika Heartful Chiffon Cream Lipstick in the colour Dark Cherry Choux
I know that I love the colour and I know that I love the performace, cause I already have one of these. ‘Nuff said!   ↓

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So far I love these products, BUT they haven’t past the test yet! Let’s see if my love for them will continue after a few weeks   🙂

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Lots of empty shells!

There you have it; a short and sweet post about my latest arrivals. Stay tuned for more, plus first impressions on these babies, and finally full reviews after they’ve been thoroughly tested, one by one! Btw, sorry for dark-ish photos, please forgive me!

And remember; I always recommend taking a closer look at any new product before purchasing it, just in case you’re allergic or sensitve to one or more of the ingredients. Personally I always check before buying a new product, because I know my skin is of the extra vulnerable type as I do have dehydrated combination skin with acne prone areas. You can find the ingredients, what they are and what they do at CosDna
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Vicky

The long road to a makeup free face

Hello darlings!

Yes, we’re talking makeup, or rather, the strong desire to not depend on makeup!

I’ve been using heavy foundations and such for many years, basically anything that could cover my awful skin would be an instant friend of mine. Well.. let’s just say that it took a long time to come to terms with the fact that the more shit I put on my face, the more angry my skin would get.
It wasn’t until recently that I accepted the hard cakey truth that maybe it’s time to let the skin killing foundations go, and boy is it hard!
So far I’ve hit the five consecutive days of foundation free greatness mark, but I can’t stop feeling uncomfortable going to work naked faced, I know, silly right? So until I’m comfortable in my own natural glorious skin, literally, I’m searching for alternatives, which means I’ve already got stuff on the way, so much for that no buy rule.

So face wise I decided to try out two BB creams, I’ve browsed the internet to figure out what you all actually like, and the search left me with 20+ alternatives, so I went for the two most mentioned I could find, just not to go insane over all the alternatives, smart right?

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First up; Missha M Perfect Cover BB Cream
Which, probably everyone who’s ever been searching for Korean cosmetics has heard of, or maybe that’s just something I believe. Anyway, most mentioned on all the sites I visited, so definitely worth a try! 3064398

Next I purchased the Holika Holika Petit BB cream Clearing, this also comes in other versions, like shimmer, bouncing and aqua.
I landed on this because let’s face it, my skin needs a little problem care, and this seemed like a suitable fit for me, and of course, if I end up liking this I will probably try the other versions from Holika Holika.
So yeah, hopefully these will be good tools on my way to happier skin!

When I first had broken the no buy rule I thought what they heck, let’s get some more goodies!
So I also ended up purchasing an eyeliner and two ampoules that I’m really looking forward to try! I was basically having a mini panic attack when it hit me that my current ampoule is very close to empty, and I don’t have another one or a replacement for it, so of course I had to get two brand new ones I’ve never tried before!
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The eyeliner I ended up purchasing is the Etude House Styling Eye Liner, it was cheap, it’s black, and I use eyeliner everyday, so worst case it ends up being my backup liner.

Ampoule wise these two were the ones that ended up in my basket;

And if you ask me why, I have no good response.
I’ve wanted to try an propolis based ampoule, and the Scinic one didn’t have any terrible reviews or a horribad ingredient list, and I like the looks of it, so I thought it was a good test product to see if I’m indeed a fan of the propolis hype.
The Bergamo on the other hand.. where do I begin?
I fell for the pink, and bought it solely based on the looks of it, shallow right? Sorry, not sorry.
I didn’t even check the ingredient list before buying, that’s how big of a sucker I am for pink and shiny. Looking back now I should’ve just stuck to the good old Mizon Snail Ampoule. But hey! I’ll test the pink cuteness and get back to you when that time comes.

( I did also order a backup ampoule, the same as the one I have, just in case all else fails)

So that escalated quickly, this was supposed to be an all makeup post, but when I blog, I blog all the way! Or something like that.

Until next time!
-Mocka

Have you tried any of these products?
Let me know!

Today’s mini haul!

Hey guys!

If you’ve followed this blogg for a while you might know that I’ve been interested in trying more Korean makeup as I’m in love with their skin care. But in order to do just that, I’d have to get my hands on some more, as I don’t really have that much. So today I went mini crazy and did a mini haul. I purchased one skin care product and five make up products during today’s haul!

Let’s start off with the skin care product   ↓

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The Gentle Cleansing Foam EX from Sulwhasoo
Now, I’ve been meaning to try this for quite some time now, but I just haven’t gotten around to it. I’ve been very happy with the last cleanser I bought, which is the ACNE Cleansing Foam from Tosowoong, but as that one is running pretty low I decided to try the Sulwhasoo because I’ve been wanting to for many months. Fingers crossed!

And now the make up products   ↓

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April Skin No Smudge Eye Doll Brush Pen Liner

I’m in need of a new liquid eye liner pen, and I’ve heard amazing things about this one. So the choice was easy peasy lemon squeezy!

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Holika Holika Heartful Chiffon Cream Lipstick in the colour Dark Cherry Choux
I already own one of these (the Almond Choux) and I love it! A review on the product will be out in the near future.

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Etude House Double Lasting Foundation in the colour Fair
I’m so sick of the matte foundation I’m currently using so I want to try another. I’ve heard that this baby right here is very good. Ka-ching!

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Nature Republic Shine Blossom Blusher in the colour Apricot

Again, I’ve only heard great things about this product. Let’s hope they’re true. I only have a cream stick blusher at the moment, and although I like it, I’d like to try another colour aswell as another type.

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Etude House Proof 10 Eye Primer
The same applies to this product; heard good things about it and although I have an eye primer, I’d like to try a different one. Oh, and the price? Cheeeeaap!

So that’s it for my mini haul today! First impressions and reviews will follow after recieving the products, as usual. And if you’re interested in first impressions on the last batch of products I got in the post the other day, stay tuned, cause I’ll be starting off with the Supple Preparation Facial Toner from Klairs!

Vicky

Today’s arrivals!

Hey guys!

So today I found a load of products waiting for me in my letter box! Oh, happy day! I ordered all of them around the same date so it’s not a suprise that so many came at the same time, but it still feels amazing to get my hands on them all, MUHAHAHA! (And that sounds a bit creepy). *Cough* ANYWAY, everyday there’s a package (or nine) in my letter box is a good day! Like I’ve said before; it feels like Christmas every single time! Now, I bet you’re all jumping out of your chairs, eager to find out what I recieved today, so let’s start off with the make up   ↓

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Here we have the Holika Holika Heartful Chiffon Cream Lipstick in the colour Almond Choux, the Peripera Rouge Pang Lipstick #PP08, the Play 101 Stick (Contour Duo) and the Etude House Dr. Mascara Fixer Super Longlash eyelash primer.

Can’t wait to try them all tomorrow. Well, at least three out of four, as I don’t have two sets of lips (well…)!

ANYWAY, moving on to the skin care products   ↓

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And here we have the Banila Co. Clean It Zero Purity Cleansing Balm, the Innisfree Jeju Lava Seawater Boosting Ampoule and the Klairs Supple Preparation Facial Toner.

I’ve already tried the toner and the ampoule tonight, and tomorrow I’ll also try the cleansing balm! So excited! Fingers crossed.

Here all of the products that arrived today are pictured together just like a little k-beauty family   ↓

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Ah, the beauty.

And of course the empty boxes, lols   ↓

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Look at all those empty shells!

Stay tuned for more products as they keep coming in! In other words; I’m still waiting for a few other newbies, and if I wasn’t, I would order MORE. Heh. Anyway, I’m very excited to recieve them, especially one of them. Can you guess which product I’m talking about?

And I will of course come back with first impressions – and later on full reviews on all of the products mentioned in this post, as I do with every product I purchase!

Vicky ❤

What’s in the box?

Hey guys!

As you might have guessed from the title of this post; I recieved a package today. I’ve been waiting for it for ages and finally it’s here, past due! Hopefully one of the other packages will arrive tomorrow. Last chance before the weekend! Until then, let’s find out what’s inside this one   ↓

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Can you tell what’s in the box?

Let’s get to it   ↓

The Mamonde Happy & Smart Cleansing Tissues (refill):
If you’ve followed this blog for a while, you might already know that I love these facial cleansing tissues! They’re soo convenient when you can’t be bothered to give your face a proper wash (which of course you should). However, I ONLY use these to cleanse my face when I’ve got makeup on in emergencies. Because double cleansing with a good oil cleanser and a foam – or gel cleanser is definetely the better way to go if you want to avoid those sneaky impurities! But when it comes to mornings, I personally find that these do a good enough job of cleansing my face because I never go to bed with makeup on anyway   🙂
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The Innisfree Green Tea Seed Serum:

I know that for many people this is a Holy Grail product, but I’m honestly not sure how much of a difference it makes for my skin. I just use it because it’s a nice extra layer of hydration, it smells AMAZING, it lasts a loooong time and most importantly; it doesn’t break me out! This is my third bottle and I will keep repurchasing it until I find a serum that I love more   🙂

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The Etude House Curl Fix Long Lash Mascara:
This is the second time I’ve bought this product, and it’s a great one. I’ve tried MANY mascaras throughout the years and this one is the cheapest and the best. Hands down.

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And the samples  

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The Danahan Silky Radiance BB Cream and the Berrisom Timetox Revitalizing Essence

So there you have it, the products I recieved with today’s post. Stay tuned for more unboxing, cause I’m expecting a ton of sh*t I’ve never tried before! Yay.

Vicky ❤

It’s time for another mini haul!

Hey guys!

I really thought that at least one of my packages would arrive today, but NO! None of them came, not even one… In other words; my plans to do an unboxing post today failed miserably! I expect that shit to be in my letter box tomorrow. OR ELSE?!

So, what’s the next best thing? A mini haul post, of course! And no, I didn’t shop just because I didn’t get my stuff today. I actually needed some of these products (and wanted some, HEHEHE). This time I purchased four makeup products and four skin care products.

So let’s get to it   ↓

The Holika Holika Heartful Chiffon Cream Lipstick #BE01 Almond Choux:
This will be my very first product from Holika Holika, yay! I’ve wanted to try Holika Holika products for some time now, but I never decided on what. I suppose that’s because nothing of theirs (so far) jumped at me UNTIL I saw this lipstick. Have you seen how cute it is?! It’s shaped like a heart! ❤  Sold.

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The Peripera Rouge Pang Lipstick #PP08:

Another make up product that practically jumped at me. I love the colour, it’s cheap and I’ve heard that this one’s a goodie. Can’t wait to try it!
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The Etude House Dr. Mascara Fixer Long-Lash:
This product is something I’ve never tried before; an eyelash primer! My current favourite mascara is from Etude House, so I thought “What the heck? Let’s try it!” and that was that. Bought on a whim.

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The Etude House Play 101 Stick:
This is another Etude House product that I bought on a whim. Didn’t really do much research but I’ve heard that it’s one of the better cream contour/highlighters out there in the K-beauty world. And I’ve always wanted to try contouring with cream products as opposed to powders, yay!

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The Beauty of Joseon Dynasty Cream:
Another product completely bought on a whim. Mocka had heard romours about this cream being a “hidden gem” and brought it to my attention, like only a true friend would. Of course this made me rather curious, and after reading a single review on it (normally I read at least 5) the “Proceed to checkout” button was pressed! Oops. Sorry not sorry.
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The Banila Co. Clean It Zero Purity:
This is a product I’ve known about for a long time but never gotten around to. So when my second bottle of cleansing oil is now running low, this was a strong candidate for replacement!

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The Klairs Supple Preparation Facial Toner:
Up until about two weeks ago my main focus has been on finding the perfect moisturizing cream. However, recently I’ve started thinking that I need to be using more hydrating products aswell. What’s the point in moisturizing your face to keep the hydration from coming out, if there’s hardly any hydration to begin with?! And trust me, you guys; I can feel the hydration NOT being in my face. So this toner will be my first proper hydrating product to start off my big, hydrated journey!

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The Innisfree Jeju Lava Seawater Boosting Ampoule:

This is a product I’ve never heard of – or seen before, but it’s beautiful blue colour caught my attention. Also, it helped that I’ve used up a whole bottle of the Jeju Lava Seawater Deep Essence, which is also from Innisfree and obviously from the same line. Point is, I really enjoyed the deep essence but I wanted to try something slightly different. And here we are!
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So there you have it; the products I’m waiting for next! I’m so excited to try them all, as they’re all new to me. Have you tried any of these? If so, what’s your experience with them?

Vicky ❤