I gots me some of that Mishibox Magic!

Hello Darlings!

Can I just start off with giving creds to Mr. Boyfriend for actually getting all the hints I’ve been dropping the last couple of months before my birthday?
With hints being bombarding of Mishibox talk 24/7.
If you’re no stranger to our blog you might have noticed that we love testing new products, reading about them, putting them in our basket, clicking them home, and waiting. Well, we hate the waiting, but everything else is pure skintastic magic!
And when it finally arrives, YAY, Christmas day!

Anyway, I do enjoy a surprise every now and then, so I’ve been considering buying a subscription box, but I never really got around to doing it, so when the SO started asking me about what I wanted for my birthday the answer was simple, and he actually bought it! So hyped!

You know what’s even more hype? The first box arrived yesterday, and I swear it was like a birthday and a mini christmas morning all at the same time!

Now, I will talk about what’s in the box, so if you’re a subscriber and haven’t received your June box yet, you might not want to keep reading on. But if you’re as curious as me, keep reading hun!

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First of all, I love the box, pink, with a little bunny on it, what more can I ask for? Or any other bunny-loving pink-sniffing k-beauty blogger?
Anyway!
Again, spoiler alert, here’s what the box contains!

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Now, this is my first box ever, but I have to say I’m very impressed with the content of it, I haven’t gotten around to testing any of it yet, seeing as I leave the country tomorrow, but I will bring with me a little something something to test while we’re on the road!

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First off, we have this little fellow!
Cleansing water from Thank You Farmer, this is just adorable! And I have heard good things about this brand, so I’m looking forward to trying the product, it’s also sample sized, so super for when you’re on the go!

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Then there’s the A.C. Cure Spot Solution from Proud Mary, not that I’ve actually ever heard of Proud Mary, but if this products works I can totally get why she’s proud. This will also be tested on the road, seeing as my skin is being a total a’hole right now with allergy season and too much BB cream usage.

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YES! LEMON! I like lemons, but the good sour ones, not the bitter mushy ones.
This is the Chamos Acaci Lemon Ultra Whitening Cream, it’s supposed to control sebum and whiten, what’s not to like about it?

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This is just so friggin cute!
It’s the Pink Fruity Wash Off Mask from Half Moon Eyes
I have never tried these types of masks, so I’m actually quite curious as to how they are when applied, I’m guessing it’s just like any other face mask, but hey, they come it these cute little portion sized packs, of course it could be something else entirely or just the same, I’ll just have to test it to know!

Lastly, but not least, the product I’m currently trying while writing this post
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Esfolio’s Red Ginseng Essence Mask Sheet
There’s basically nothing like a real good sheet mask, to me that is.
These are just a must if you want that extra boost of moisture and bounce, these as in sheet masks in general, so far I’m liking this, but I’ll have to report back to you guys on how much I liked/hated it.

So there you have it, pretty simple and fun products I can’t wait to try and hopefully love!
What surprised me the most is that I’ve never used or heard of these products before. I have heard about some of the manufacturers, but not the specific product.

Anyway! In a few hours I’m leaving for my summer vacation and won’t be blogging the upcoming week, I’ll try my best to IG some goodies, but you know, those drinks with umbrellas and shopping might take all my energy, sorry, not sorry.
I’ll be back the week after with juicy new content, but until then Vicky will have to guide you guys in our adventure through the jungle known as everything Asian Beauty related!

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

Hope you guys have a lovely week!
Peace&Love
-Mocka

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May Empties!

Hello Darlings!

Yet another month has passed, and yet more products have been squeezed to the last drop! So of course I see it fit to write about the empties that are about to hit the bin!

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I must admit, I haven’t really been good with the sheet masks this month. In a time where there’s been a lot of stress and little time for care, I really should’ve, but hey, there’s always June!
Also, Lately I’ve been very fond of the whole outdoorsy look, mostly because of the good lighting, but I’m also a sucker for the green grass that let’s us all know that summer is here, sort of at least. We live in a very rainy place.

I was expecting more products in this picture, but I have a tendency to become this cheap ass hoe (can I really write that in a blogpost?) whenever a product is coming close to the end, so I don’t splurge anything on my skin, it only gets the bare necessities. Unless I have backups ready to go, then it’s all ’bout them heavy layers.

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Etude House Moistfull Collagen Water Jelly Cream
So this has actually lasted me a while, a little over 2 months actually, and I’m really pleased with it, but I’m still looking for something better. Not that it’s bad, but my search will continue until this one product appears from the heavens and slaps me in the face with moisture from the k-beauty gods themselves.
And this didn’t do that.
Currently I’m working another Etude House moisturizer into my routine, so maybe that will be better?
And for those who’ve followed us for a while, I’m still afraid of the heavy, white, greasy creams, so I’m still sticking to lovely gelness!

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Skinfood Peach Sake Pore Serum
Looord, I still love this as much as the day we met, and it almost broke my heart when the pump wouldn’t spew out my precious goo. Luckily I’ve got three more just wanting to be spread all over my face. Yes… that sounds so wrong, but oh so right.
And if you haven’t read it, here’s the link to my review on it.
This is still golden in my routine, and I highly praise it, so if you’re looking for a heavenly smelling serum that controls sebum, and isn’t harsh on the skin, which no serum should be really, then try this!
But remember, YMMV, what works for me, might be a disaster for you, so we do recommend checking out a product before purchasing it, use CosDna to see what ingredients it contains, google a little to see what other people think of the product, THEN, throw that mofo in the basket.

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Mizon Snail Recovery Gel Cream
No routine is complete without some snail, for me that is.
I love the light feel of this gel, and it’s slowly helping me gain control over my awful scarring that has started to fade after introducing this into my routine.
It also helps to hydrate, and smells fresh.
Did I mention that the packaging is pink?
Love it!

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Cosrx Acne Pimple Master Patch
You’ve probably heard about these a thousand times, and they’re worth the attention they get.
For me they’ve been lifesavers after a night out, or when I’ve had too much chocolate, but really, with this tool, how can there ever be too much chocolate?
When in need of a pimple friend for those unwanted visitors, this helps a lot, so it’s probably a good thing that I’ve ordered a couple more.

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TonyMoly I’m Real Makegoli Sheet Mask
This was actually a pleasant surprise for me, I’ve been a fan of the I’m REAL masks from tonymoly for a while, but I’ve only gotten around to trying the pomegranate and the avocado, last one being my favourite go to when my skin is crying out for hydration and plumpness. But this one you guys, my skin really digs it! The scent, the feeling on the skin, and the fact that I really didn’t want to take it off at all, says something about how amazeballs it is.
My face felt super fresh and happy after using this, so now I just have to get my hands on a few more.

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Elizavecca Milky Piggy Silky Creamy Donkeysteam Cream Mask Pack

I got a cramp just from writing the entire name.
First off, it’s weird. The texture is indeed creamy, and first I was like, fuc* no, I’m not putting something creamy on my face, but when it was on, all was well. However it still creeps me out that the mask is soaked in cream, not essence, but this is some good donkey steam if you don’t sniff it too hard. My face really liked the boost of moisture and the scent faded into this pleasant fresh almost flowery scent.

So yes, that’s a little about a lot!

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

Peace&Love
-Mocka

 

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!

The April Empties!

Hello darlings!

We’re approaching May, which means it’s time to share what my silky smooth hands managed to empty during the course of April!
And by approaching I mean it’s already started, because I’m a bit slow and it’s already past midnight, three cheers for Miss Procrastinator!

I can’t say that I’ve emptied a whole lot, but I do have four items that are running low and will be gone before we hit the middle of the month, which means that the May post will be long and lovely!

Anyway, here’s what I finished and my thoughts about the products!

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Pictured:
Tonymoly Pokemon Sheet Mask Pack Isanghessi Green tea
Innisfree It’s Real Squeeze; Green Tea, Shea Butter, Pomegranate
Elizavecca Milky Piggy Silky Creamy Donkeysteam Cream Mask Pack
Mizon Multi Function Formula Snail Repair Eye Cream
Tonymoly Panda’s Dream White Sleeping Pack

Innisfree is as you can tell a good representative this month, which totally makes sense considering I bought 15 sheet masks from the same line last month.

So how did I enjoy these products you ask?
Well, let me tell you, young padawan!

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Tonymoly Panda’s Dream White Sleeping Pack:
Firstly, the sleeping pack I still adore, I have reviewed it and still stand by what I wrote, click here to read it. It’s light and nice, spreads evenly and you wake up with a smooth, plump face. What more can a girl ask for? Will I repurchase? Absolutely!

Mizon Multi Function Formula Snail Repair Eye Cream:
I don’t know where to begin with it, I think it does it’s job, doesn’t give me breakouts and contains one of my favourite ingredients; SNAAAAAILS. *insert snail emoticon x1000 here*
But how does one know if an eye cream works wonders? I haven’t noticed any amazeballs dramatical changes, but then again, I’ve been preoccupied with the rest of my face, so it works fine, not an eye opener when it comes to eye creams, nor the tube of doom that makes you see red. These eye puns are really killing me you guys!
Will I repurchase? Probably, in the lack of the perfect eye cream this will do for now!

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Innisfree It’s Real Squeeze; Green Tea, Shea Butter, Pomegranate:
So, I just stuffed all these three together. I thought I’d give a detailed review when I’ve tried them all, but so far the Shea Butter is my favourite, it hydrates, doesn’t give off a weird scent and does it’s job!
The green tea one does the bare minimum, maybe it hydrates, who knows? But there’s no change in my skin after usage and it’s slimy like a toddler’s snot. Not for me.
The pomegranate, quite alright, would probably use this again when I’ve been playing around with too many products and need an immediate soothing mask. This shit good, yaaz.

Tonymoly Pokemon Sheet Mask Pack Isanghessi Green tea
Yuck, do I really have to write about it?
It annoyed my skin more than words can describe. The essence dripped everywhere, and when I finally took it off, my neck and chest were covered in it. Didn’t really hit a homerun for me, but the packaging is cute.
Repurchase? Nah.

Elizavecca Milky Piggy Silky Creamy Donkeysteam Cream Mask Pack
I still love the ridiculously long name of this mask, but the content I could’ve probably lived happily without. Firstly the essence is a thick cream, the smell is quite a lot considering you’re stuck with it for 10-20 minutes, and there’s just a dash of donkey milk in it! WHAT? I paid good money for some sweet sweet YEE-HAW milk, and this is what I get? To be honest I have no idea if the milk is sweet, but it sounded better so..
Repurchase? I’d rather buy pure goat milk and pour it all over myself.


So that’s it for today!
What’s your empties this month?

Peace&Love

-Mocka

 

 

An ever so little chitchat..

Hey guys!

I hope everybody’s enjoying their Easter Holidays so far! I for one will be back home tomorrow night, and ready for some serious blogging 🙂

Until then, I think it’s high time for a little chitchat… 🙂

Me and Mocka want our blog to be a bit different. Yes, this is a K-beauty blog, and yes, there are quite a few of these out there already. But from what I have seen many of these mostly post reviews on already known -and very much hyped about products. Don’t get me wrong, there’s absolutely nothing wrong with that. And both myself and Mocka will definetely do the same from time to time, maybe even a lot. However, a part of our goal with this blog is to find the more “obscure” alternatives that are hiding out there, and write reviews on them aswell. Not JUST the already “Holy Grails” and the cult favourites.

I know all too well that it sucks when you stumble across a product online that you want to try, so you look for a review everywhere but you can’t find one (at least not a decent one). The result is often that you carry on your search and leave a potential game changing product behind, just because you don’t want to take a chance because well, you’re not made of money. And I think this is sooo sad, because we know that there are so many great products out there, that to some extent get ignored because they’re not cult favourites or in other ways popular.

I guess what I’m saying is that we invite you to request first impressions and reviews on BOTH well known K-beauty products, and not so well known/popular K-beauty products. We’re here to take a leap of faith where nobody else will!

– Vicky   🙂

Waiting and waiting…

Hey guys!

I need to moan just for a second, so bare with me.

While I’m away and enjoying the Easter Holidays, I can’t help but think about the order I’m awaiting! God, I’m so impatient…

I usually get my stuff within 7-10 days. And guess what? THIS IS THE TENTH DAY, and It’s just too bad that I’m not home at the moment. I hate that I can’t possible know if my order has arrived or not. You know, cause of Easter n’shit (no offense, lols).

Gaaah! I NEED my new products. I want to hold them in my hands and sniff them… #kbeautyaddict

I’ll tell you one thing for free; I expect that shit to be in my letterbox on sunday when I get home.

– Vicky  🙂