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 ❤

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Review: Laneige Special Care Lip Sleeping Mask

Hey guys!

Today I’ll be reviewing a product that I’ve had my hands on for a couple of months now, the Laneige Special Care Lip Sleeping Mask. This product comes in four different “flavours”; Grapefruit, Vanilla, Apple/lime and Berry which is the one I’m talking about today. In case there’s any confusion; it’s the pink one!

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So why did I purchase the Laneige Special Care Lip Sleeping Mask?
Some of you might wonder “Why buy a sleeping mask for your lips?” And to be honest that’s a very fair question, because many people don’t even apply a sleeping mask on their face. So, is a lip sleeping mask necessary? Probably not for everyone, but I’d say it’s definitely a good product for those with dry, chapped lips like myself. Especially during the autumn – and winter months. Personally I find that during said months my lips get dry to the point where they crack open, sting and bleed. Ain’t nobody got time for that!

 

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The basics   ↓
Product type: Lip sleeping mask.
Flavour: Berry.
Purpose: Hydrate, moisturize and heal.
Step in skin care routine: Last step at night.

More details   ↓
Colour: Coral pink
Scent: Strawberry
Consistency: Quite thick and greasy, a bit sticky
Appearance on the lips: Very shiny!
Feeling on the lips: Very luxurious and smooth.
Container: Small, pink and cute! Oh, and it’s made of plastic and appears to be quite solid.
Packaging: Light blue, which is rather misleading for a very pink product? Other than that; rather boring looking and it comes with a spatula.

 

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So what do I think of the Laneige Specical Care Lip Sleeping Mask?
I bought this product after falling in love with it’s big brother; the Laneige Water Sleeping Mask (you know, the one for your face?) So it wasn’t a complete shock when the Special Care Lip Sleeping Mask also impressed me! I must say that I really enjoy using this product. I think it’s a great thing to have on hand when the autumn sneaks up on you with it’s dry, cold wind to prepare you for an even harsher winter, at least where I live! I don’t use this lip mask every night, though. Only when I need it, which is regularly in the autumn and winter. Hell, I even use it during the day sometimes! But seriously, this product is a great treat whenever your lips are dry and chapped, and you want to wake up with soft, beautiful lips! Did I mention that it smells sooo good? I really don’t see any cons when it comes to this lip mask.

 

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Rating   ↓
Colour: 10/10
Scent: 10/10
Consistency: 10/10
Appearance on the lips: 9/10
Feeling on the lips: 9/10
Moisturizing: 10/10
Container: 8/10
Packaging: 5/10

Overall   ↓

🍓🍓🍓🍓🍓🍓🍓🍓🍓  9/10

So there you have it; my experience with – and thoughts on the Special Care Lip Sleeping Mask from Laneige. Please let me know if you’ve tried this product and if you love it just as much as I do! Perhaps you’ve even tried one of the other flavours?

Vicky ❤

Today’s mini haul!

Hey guys!

I’ve just bought myself four new products, none of which I’ve tried before. Needless to say; I’m very excited and can’t wait to find them in my letter box! As you might be able to tell, I’m not very big on mega hauls. I prefer to shop for the products I want/need in smaller ammounts, and more frequent. Just how I like it!

Here are the products   ↓

Innisfree Orchid Eye Cream:
I bought this product because my current eye cream (Mizon Multi Function Formula Snail Repair Eye Cream) is running very low, and I wanted to try a new one. I’m not unhappy with the Mizon, I’ve just heard great things about the Innisfree Orchic Eye Cream and I’ve been meaning to give that one a try for ages!

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Scinic Honey All In One Ampoule:
This is another Holy Grail product for many, and that’s why I bought it. It really is as simple as that! Just like the Orchid Eye Cream from Innisfree, I’ve only heard good things about this ampoule, so when I discovered that my current ampoule is nearly empty, I naturally threw the Scinic Honey All In One Ampoule in my basket and ran for the hills! Did I mention that according to CosDna this product has very few irritants?

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Etude House Pure Water Baobab Moist Cream:
I first heard about this product through Mocka, which (I think) read about it in a Holy Grail Thread on Reddit. I think…
The Pure Water Baobad Moist Cream from Etude House is from what I understand a gel type cream. I already have enough of these, and I should really focus my energy on finding an actualy creamy cream that will get along with my skin. BUT I’ve heard great things about it, and CosDna says it’s a peach! In other words: I just have to try it!

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The Saem Jeju Horse Oil Soothing Gel Cream:
When it comes to this product in particular there’s really not too much to say at the moment. There’s no information about it on CosDna, and usually I wouldn’t buy a product that’s not listed on there. However, I read a few reviews on it and quite a few people seem to really like it! Yes, it’s another gel cream. BUT from what I understand, this product is a slightly heavier gel type cream. AND it’s not clear but white-ish, which could mean that this provides more moisture than the usual clear gel cream. There’s only one way to find out; I’m going to put it to the test!

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What’s more?

I’m still waiting for a few packages I ordered a couple of weeks ago, but I have a feeling that at least one of them will arrive today or tomorrow! It’s past due! The product I’m taking about is Tonymoly’s The Fresh Phytoncide Pore Gel Cream   ↓

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When it comes to this product, I wasn’t completely sure if I needed it. As I mentioned before I already own enough gel creams. However, I know my skin really loves gel type creams as opposed to the more heavy, white, creamy creams, and the one I’ve been using as a day time moisturizer for ages now (the Etude House Moistfull Collagen Water Jelly Cream) just isn’t moisturizing enough. So that’s how I came to look for another alternative, and The Fresh Phytoncide Pore Gel Cream from Tonymoly had great reviews. Plus according to CosDna, this baby has NONE irritants or acne triggers. Of course you can never be sure with any product until you’ve tried it, but I do have high hopes for this bad boy!
The rest of the products are due very soon! I’m taking about the Etude House Curl Fix Long Lash Mascara, the Innisfree Green Tea Seed Serum, the Mamonde Happy & Smart Cleansing Tissues and the Skinfood Aloe Watery Sun Water Gel   ↓

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If you want to know why I purchased these products you can read about it in this post.

So there you have it! A little update on the products I’m expecting to arrive very soon, and the ones that will arrive in a couple of weeks! Stay tuned for first impressions and reviews of these products in the near future.

Vicky ❤

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The products I use weekly…

Hey guys!

I’ve already posted my morning skin care routine and my evening routine, so I think it’s high time that I show you the products that aren’t included in my everyday skin care regimen, but still have a solid spot in my weekly routine. In other words; I’m now going to take you through the products I use weekly, instead of every day.

So let’s get to it   ↓

I have two sleeping masks from Laneige; the very popular Water Sleeping Mask and the more obscure Special Care Lip Sleeping mask. I love them both but I only feel that I need them occasionally, probably 1-2 times a week, sometimes even less. My goal is to discover and use products that hydrate and moisturize my face sufficiently during the day and night on their own, so that a sleeping mask becomes an occasional treat as oppose to a necessity. So far that hasn’t happened yet, which means that I will be applying a sleeping mask when I need one. When it comes to the lip sleeping mask, I only use it when my lips are very dry, which is mostly during the autumn-  and winter months.

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The Laneige Water Sleeping Mask and the Laneige Special Care Lip Sleeping Mask

 

Now, this next one is somewhat new to me; a peeling gel. From what I understand a peeling gel is a very light exfoliant that is designed to remove dead skin cells on a much smaller scale than a scrub would. In other words; a peeling gel would probably be a good alternative if you want to peel your face more than once a week or if your skin is sensitive to harsh scrubs. The one I’ve included in my weekly routine is the Tonymoly Floria Brightening Peeling Gel.

 

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The Tonymoly Floria Brightening Peeling Gel

 

And last but not least, the Black Sugar Mask Wash Off and the Rice Mask Wash Off, both from Skinfood. Both of these are great for temporarily fading hyper pigmentation and brightening the face in general. On days I want a more abrasive scrub I’ll use the Black Sugar Mask Wash off. If I want a less abrasive, more gentle scrub, I’ll use the Rice Mask Wash Off.

 

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The Skinfood Rice Mask Wash Off and the Skinfood Black Sugar Mask Wash Off


So there you have it! What do you guys think? Have you tried any of these?

– Vicky ❤

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The packages that arrived yesterday…

Hey guys!

As promised, I’m back today with an unboxing post. If you don’t already know, four packages arrived from Korea yesterday and I’m so excited because I’ve been waiting for these products since way before Easter! I’m still missing one package, but I have a good feeling that it will turn up tomorrow. As always I will update you all when that happens. Until then; let’s get to it!

So here are the packages! Can you tell what’s inside?   ↓

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It’s the Skinfood Tea Tree Clearing Emulsion + the Tosowoong ACNE Cleansing Foam   ↓

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It doesn’t stop there! I also recieved the Real Nature Sheet Masks from TheFaceShop   ↓

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AND the Tea Tree 90 Essence from Leejiham   ↓

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As usual, I also recieved some samples which is awesome because I looove samples!   ↓

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To me, all of these products are new and I can’t wait to put them to the test! I’ve heard great things about them all. I just hope they live up to my expectations. As usual, first impressions and reviews will be posted, but keep in mind that I do have several products to try at the moment and I can’t try them all at once. But fear not. I do have a system and a plan!

So what do you think? Have you tried any of these?   🙂

– Vicky  ❤

The products that didn’t make it

Hey guys! 🙂

In this post I’ll take you through a load of skin care products that I’ve put to the test, but for various reasons lost their place in my skin care regimen. I’m NOT saying that any of these products are bad. They just didn’t work out for me, and I’m going to tell you why 🙂

Included in this post (in no perticular order)   ↓

COSRX AHA/BHA Clarifying Treatment Toner
Innisfree Jeju Lava Seawater Deep Essence
Skinfood Royal Honey Propolis Essence
Innisfree Green Tea Fresh Essence
The Saem Urban Eco Harakeke Seed Firming Eye Cream
Innisfree Green Tea Cleansing Foam
The Saem Iceland Water Volume Cream
Innisfree Green Tea Balancing Cream
Elizavecca Milky Piggy Carbonated Bubble Clay Mask
Innisfree Olive Real Cleansing Foam
Mizon Herbal Orange Blossom Ampoule
Tonymoly Tomatox Magic Massage Pack
Mizon Original Skin Energy Placenta 45
Skinfood Premium Tomato Whitening Moisture Synergy Cream

So let’s get to it!   ↓

COSRX AHA/BHA Clarifying Treatment Toner
This toner survived in my skin care routine for about two or three weeks, before I went back to my Etude House Wonder Pore Freshner. I didn’t experience any irritation and it didn’t break me out. It just didn’t do… anything? Well, maybe it DID something, but whatever that might have been, I didn’t see or feel any changes. Oh, and I also hated having to spray my toner onto my face or a cotton pad. But I know this is a Holy Grail product for many. It just wasn’t for me.    ↓


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Innisfree Jeju Lava Seawater Deep Essence

I sort of bought this product on a whim. I had never heard of a deep essence before so naturally I wanted to try it. Honestly, I have some mixed feelings about this product. I really liked the feel of it on the skin and the scent. It didn’t break me out or irritate my skin in any other way. I actually used the whole bottle, I just didn’t repurchase it after it was all gone. But now I’m sat here thinking that I might buy it next time I’m hauling, because it IS a nice extra layer of moisture to the skin.    ↓


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Skinfood Royal Honey Propolis Essence

When it comes to this essence, I’ve already written a first impression on it, and I said I’d write a full review on it after testing it further, but I don’t really see the point in doing that yet. If you read my first impression, well, my thoughts haven’t changed at all and I can tell they won’t. The container is gorgeous but nothing about the essence itself impressed me. I’ve heard that many people love this product and it probably works great for them, but for me this will be saved as a last resort.    ↓

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Innisfree Green Tea Fresh Essence

What I said about the Innisfree Jeju Lava Seawater Deep Essence sort of goes for the Innisfree Green Tea Fresh Essence aswell. This was my first ever essence and I really enjoyed it. I loved the scent, which is similar to the Innisfree Green Tea Seed Serum, and I liked the feel of it. I guess I just didn’t repurchase it because it was my first essence, I was new to the K-beauty world and I thought I could find something even better. After all, there really is a whole universe of products out there!    ↓

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The Saem Urban Eco Harakeke Firming Seed Eye Cream
If you read my review on this product you already know why it had to go. But for you guys who didn’t read it; basically this eye cream was way too thick and heavy for my eye area and within a week of using it I had full on Milia. This is another product I bought when I was completely new in the AB game and it was my very first eye cream from the K-beauty world. Sadly it didn’t work out and I replaced it with the Mizon Function Formula Snail Repair Eye Cream.    ↓
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This was also one of my very first products from the K-beauty world. I remember getting it after a friend recommended green tea as a soothing ingredient for my sensitive, acne prone combination skin. Plus it was very afforable. I used this cleansing foam for a couple of months before I replaced it. The reason being my face felt dry and tight after using it, which is a shame bacause I loved the scent and it did a good job of actually cleansing my face. It was just too drying on my skin.    ↓
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The Saem Iceland Water Volume Cream
I really wanted to love this moisturizer, because the container is gorgeous and the cream itself smells rather good. But it just didn’t “sit right” on my skin. It’s hard to explain exactly what I’m on about, but sometimes when I apply a new product, it just doesn’t feel right? It’s like I can feel it right from the start if a product will break me out if I continue using it. I’ve had this feeling quite a few times and when that happens I usually don’t proceed using said product. Maybe that’s a bad habit of mine? Because I know you’re meant to give a new product a couple of weeks to give it a fair chance, but I just can’t stand that “weird” feeling some products give me. So this cream had to go.    ↓
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Innisfree Green Tea Balancing Cream
This cream was my very first moisturizer from the K-beauty world. I loved the scent, but unfortunately this little bastard broke me out. Oh, and that weird feeling I was on about earlier? Yep. That happened with this one aswell.    ↓
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When I purchased this mask I really liked the consept of it. I mean, a mask that bubbles up to a thick foam after applying it to your face!? HELL YES. But I did end up having mixed feelings about this product after using it four or five times. The mask gave my face a deeper cleanse and it removed dead skin and left my face baby soft! However, it dried me out and I didn’t like the scent at all. Now, I’m a person who’s very sensitive to scents, so I gave it to Mocka to try and she loved it! But as far as I’m concerned I won’t repurchase.    ↓
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Innisfree Olive Real Cleansing Foam
This is the cleanser I replaced the Innisfree Green Tea Cleansing Foam with. I was still quite new in the AB game when this happened, and because I liked the scent and consistency of the Green Tea Cleansing Foam, not to mention the affordability, I wanted to stick with Innisfree. But this time I went for the Olive Real Cleansing Foam, as this was meant to be less stripping and more hydrating because of the olive oil. But that wasn’t the case, at least not for me. This cleanser dried me out just as much as the Green Tea Cleansing Foam AND stung and irritated the hell out of my face. GOOD BYE.    ↓

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Mizon Herbal Orange Blossom Ampoule
This was my very first ampoule when I was new to the K-beauty world, and I LOVED the scent of it. I even repurchased this product once after finishing the first container. It didn’t cause any irritation or breakouts and it felt nice on the skin. However, it didn’t make a visible difference on my skin (which is what I was after at the time), so I discontinued using it.    ↓
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Tonymoly Tomatox Magic Massage Pack
This is another product that prior to buying it, I had heard a lot of raving about. So when it didn’t do what it promised AND irritated my skin, naturally I was disoppointed. Especially when I wanted to love it so badly! I mean, the container is just… fun?! And the product itself smells sooooo good. But it was mainly the whitening effect I was after, so when I didn’t feel or look any different from using it, it was time for it to go.    ↓
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Mizon Original Skin Energy Placenta 45
After I stopped using the the Mizon Herbal Orange Blossom Ampoule, I moved on to the Mizon Original Skin Energy Placenta 45, which didn’t give me any visible results either. Needless to say; I definetely didn’t miss this product after I got rid of it.    ↓

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Skinfood Premium Tomato Whitening Moisture Synergy Cream
Yet another cream that didn’t live up to my expectations. I didn’t find it very moisturizing, didn’t like the scent, didn’t like the feel of it. And it certainly wasn’t very whitening. Not missed.    ↓
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So there you have it! These are the products that all had a go on my face, but sadly got replaced. I can’t stress enough that just because I didn’t get along with these, that doesn’t mean that other people won’t like them. Again; I’m not saying they’re bad products. They just weren’t a good match for my skin. I know that some of these are loved by many, and my guess is that they aren’t Holy Grail products for no reason  🙂

Vicky  ❤

My night time skin care routine!

 

Hey guys! 🙂
This post will be on my current night time skin care routine. Keep in mind that I’m always buying and trying new products, so my skin care regimen WILL evolve with time. This is just personally what works for me. I do like some of the products better than others. In other words; I’m still tweeking my night time routine, as I’m not completely happy with it and I know I can do better 😀

 

So let’s get to it!

Usually my first step will be cleansing my face with the COSRX Low pH Good Morning Gel Cleanser, as I don’t wear make up every day. IF I’m wearing make up I start with TheFaceShop’s Rice Water Bright Cleansing Oil, to be sure to melt all the make up and gunk off my face before going in with the gel cleanser  ↓

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Then it’s time for a toner. I use the Etude House Wonder Pore Freshner  ↓

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After this I apply my Innisfree Green Tea Seed Serum  ↓

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Then I slap on my COSRX Galactomyces 95 Whitening Power Essence  ↓

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The next step is my Mizon Multi Function Formula Snail Repair Intensive Ampoule  ↓

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Next up would be a moisturizer. At the moment I’m using the Earth’s Recipe Moisture Bound Cream (which I did a first impression on)  ↓

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As I’m moving towards the end of my night time routine, I apply my Mizon Multi Function Formula Snail Repair Eye Cream  ↓

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And last but not least; I slap on a sleeping pack. The one I use is the Laneige Water Sleeping Mask. I don’t use it every night, probably twice a week ↓

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And that, my friends, is my current night time skin care routine! Some of these products have been in my routine longer than others, so I’m still kind of in the middle of testing the “newcomers” out, and finding out what i like – or don’t like about them. I will be back with reviews on all of the products listed in this night time routine, one by one! Also, as mentioned before, I’m waiting for more newcomers to drop into my letter box, HO-HO-HO! Which means more products being put to the test, more reviews and possibly more tweeking 😀

 

Vicky ❤

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