Etude House Precious Mineral Any Cushion–Review

Etude House Precious Mineral Any Cushion–Review

With my normal to oily skin, I use my Skin79 Hot Pink BB Cream in the Summer, but use mostly cushion compacts in the Winter because cushion compacts are more moisturizing to me. I’ve tried the IOPE Air Cushion Compact and really loved it, so I wanted more.

The Etude House Precious Mineral Any Cushion is a pretty well known product in the k-beauty world. It seems that people either love it or they don’t care for it. I received a deluxe sample of it a while back (enough for a few weeks’ worth or applications) and felt ready to share my views on it.

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Missha Creamy Strawberry Latte Cleansing Foam–Review

Missha Creamy Strawberry Latte Cleansing Foam–Review

I really love cleansing foams. I double cleanse at the end of the day (using an oil based cleanser first, followed by a water based foam cleanser) and the second step is one I always look forward to. I had a back stock of my Murad Pomegranate Foaming Cleanser, but as I was running out, I wanted to find a Korean alternative that was, preferably, more inexpensive.

I stumbled across the Missha Strawberry Latte Cleansing Foam and, at only about 5 bucks, figured why not?

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Benton Snail Bee High Content Essence–Review

Benton Snail Bee High Content Essence–Review

Let’s get real for a minute.

I’m a beauty blogger and I suffer from hormonal cystic acne. It’s embarrassing. It’s depressing. It’s painful.

I had never known the pain of cystic acne until this year when I was forced to change my birth control method. It may be TMI for some of you, but for others, it may be a comfort to know that you’re not alone.

It felt like I had tried everything under the sun to get this under control (except what required the expensive guidance of a medical professional). I exfoliated, I moisturized, I cleansed religiously, I never touched my face, I guzzled water, I tried to eat clean, I tried to de-stress. It felt like everything and nothing was a trigger for it. Hormones answer to no one.

Over the summer, I read reviews online (from even the most reputable k-beauty bloggers) that this inexpensive essence was a miracle product. It was on my wishlist for quite some time, but before clicking “order” I always backed out, afraid of wasting time, money, and hope on a full sized product that I had no idea would even work for me. Read more

Tony Moly Panda’s Dream White Magic Cream–Review

Tony Moly Panda’s Dream White Magic Cream–Review

Oh, pandas. Man, are they cute!

Probably Tony Moly’s most known product is the Panda’s Dream White Magic Cream. Even Urban Outfitters sells it and it’s been cropping up on beauty lists all over the internet. Besides his cute factor, this chubby panda claims to brighten, whiten, and fade hyper-pigmentation.

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I received a couple samples of this, which was great because I had been interested in buying it, but was concerned about exactly how “bright” and “white” I would become. Read more

Sheet Mask Marathon Wrap Up & Giveaway!

Sheet Mask Marathon Wrap Up & Giveaway!

Well, this is it. I hope you enjoyed the Sheet Mask Marathon! I put a ton of blood, sweat, and tears into it. I showcased eight different sheet masks types and brands, but there are so, so many more! I hope this has helped you start your journey of sheet masking, if you’re new to it, and maybe find something new if you’ve tried some before.

Here’s links to all of the days if you want to look back on any of them:

Intro

Day 1 Etude House Tea Tree

Day 2 Nature Republic Snail Solution

Day 3 Mediheal WHP Charcoal and Mineral

Day 4 Vanedo Marine Algae

Day 5 My Beauty Diary Diamond & Caviar

Day 6 Freeset Donkey Milk Healing

Day 7 Annie’s Way Seaweed

Day 8 Skin Factory Real Honey Ampoule

If I had to choose a favorite, it would probably be the Mediheal WHP Charcoal and Mineral mask that was featured on Day 3. I have since bought a whole other stash of just these to rescue me when my skin is dull, dry, and flaring up. Love them!!

Now, the fun part…

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Sheet Mask Marathon Day 8–Skin Factory Real Honey Moisturizing Ampoule Mask

Sheet Mask Marathon Day 8–Skin Factory Real Honey Moisturizing Ampoule Mask

Yay! It’s day eight of my Sheet Mask Marathon! This is the last day of the featured sheet masks! I hope you enjoyed seeing different types and textures of masks and maybe even placed some orders of your own to try. Tomorrow wraps up the marathon and also features a fun surprise so I hope you’ll stay tuned! If you need to catch up, you can check out the intro here. After that, see the other days:

Day 1 (featuring Etude House Tea Tree),

Day 2 (featuring Nature Republic Snail),

Day 3 (featuring Mediheal WHP Charcoal and Mineral),

Day 4 (featuring Vandeo Marine Algae),

Day 5 (featuring My Beauty Diary Diamond & Caviar),

Day 6 (featuring Freeset Donkey Milk Healing),

and Day 7 (featuring Annie’s Way Seaweed).

Day 8 is all about Skin Factory’s Real Honey Moisturizing Ampoule Mask. Honey has been known as an anti-inflammatory and to help with infection, making it great for acne sufferers (like me). This is my first Skin Factory product but they claim to be “the #1 humanist brand” because they use the “best ingredients”. They also have a “five-free” line which is free of colorants, parabens, pigments, ethanol, and mineral oil.

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Sheet Mask Marathon Day 7–Annie’s Way Seaweed

Sheet Mask Marathon Day 7–Annie’s Way Seaweed

Welcome to day seven of my Sheet Mask Marathon! We’re getting close to the end so please stay tuned. There is a special surprise waiting at the end. 😉 To get caught up, you can check out the beginning post here. After you do that, check out:

Day 1 (featuring Etude House Tea Tree),

Day 2 (featuring Nature Republic Snail),

Day 3 (featuring Mediheal WHP Charcoal and Mineral),

Day 4 (featuring Vandeo Marine Algae),

Day 5 (featuring My Beauty Diary Diamond & Caviar)

and Day 6 (featuring Freeset Donkey Milk Healing).

Day 7 is about one of my new found loves in the sheet mask world: Annie’s Way. I stumbled across these by complete chance. I was scouring Ebay looking for cheap sheet masks. These popped up in an auction (I prefer Buy It Now) and I figured if I could get them for a dollar or less (with free shipping), then great, but if not… whatever. I won most of them, though some went to about two dollars a piece. The seaweed is the one I was most excited for. If you’ve seen my first Lush haul with Big Blue, then you know I’m a maniac for anything seaweed. Plus, it’s anti-acne. Score!

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Sheet Mask Marathon Day 6–Freeset Donkey Milk Healing

Sheet Mask Marathon Day 6–Freeset Donkey Milk Healing

Welcome to day six of my Sheet Mask Marathon! To get a better idea (if you don’t know what’s going on), check out my intro post here. After reading that, or if you missed anything, check out the previous days here:

Day 1 (featuring Etude House Tea Tree),

Day 2 (featuring Nature Republic Snail),

Day 3 (featuring Mediheal WHP Charcoal and Mineral),

Day 4 (featuring Vandeo Marine Algae)

and Day 5 (featuring My Beauty Diary Diamond & Caviar).

Day 6 is all about donkey milk. Yes, I said it. If you thought snail mucin, bee venom, and starfish was weird… well, then I have another thing for you. Donkey milk is one of the more recent (but not entirely brand new) innovations in Asian skincare. It’s known to be rich in proteins, have a lot more vitamin C than cow’s milk, and is soothing for those with trouble skin. Because of these ingredients, donkey milk boosts skin regeneration and helps to improve wrinkles.

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Sheet Mask Marathon Day 5: My Beauty Diary Diamond & Caviar

Sheet Mask Marathon Day 5: My Beauty Diary Diamond & Caviar

This post contains affiliate links.

Welcome to day four of my Sheet Mask Marathon! For an intro to what’s going on (or a quick recap), head on over to the beginning post here. After that, check out:

Day 1 (featuring Etude House Tea Tree),

Day 2 (featuring Nature Republic Snail),

Day 3 (featuring Mediheal WHP Charcoal and Mineral),

and Day 4 (featuring Vandeo Marine Algae).

Day 4 is about this My Beauty Diary Diamond & Caviar Moisturizing Mask. My Beauty Diary is actually a Taiwanese brand, but they are one of the most popular brands for sheet masks, especially in China, Taiwan, and overseas. They are affordable and good quality. I specifically chose this mask because it’s a two piece mask (like a bikini except not as attractive). Two piece masks have a top, that goes from your forehead to your nose, and a bottom that covers from your nose to your chin/jawline. This particular mask goes down your neck and has holes so you can loop it around your ears. So. Weird.

I knew I had to try it!

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Sheet Mask Marathon Day 4-Vanedo Marine Algae

Sheet Mask Marathon Day 4-Vanedo Marine Algae

This post contains affiliate links.

Welcome to day four of my Sheet Mask Marathon! If you’re a little behind (or just need a recap), check out the intro post here which explains what this week is about. After that, check out:

Day 1 (featuring Etude House Tea Tree),

Day 2 (featuring Nature Republic Snail Solution),

and Day 3 (featuring Mediheal WHP Charcoal and Mineral).

Day 4 is all about Vanedo. The whole name is actually Vanedo Beauty Friends Marine Algae. I wasn’t looking for any particular skin benefits when I reached for this mask. I just thought that marine algae sounded nice. 😉

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