Skinfood Royal Honey Propolis Essence–Review

Skinfood Royal Honey Propolis Essence–Review

Propolis is an interesting little skin care ingredient. It’s actually a resin found in trees that honey bees use as a type of “glue” to help form their honey combs. It’s been used in skin care for it’s antibacterial and healing properties, making it useful for those with acne and redness.

That’s exactly why I was so excited to try out the Skinfood Royal Honey Propolis Essence!

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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

Sheet Mask Marathon: Begin!

Sheet Mask Marathon: Begin!

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I’ve been planning this week for quite some time and I’m so excited that it’s finally here! I feel like sheet masks are all so similar to each other that I don’t feel that a bunch of individual reviews are necessary. That’s why I hardly ever review just sheet masks, but they deserve their time in the limelight. It was after this thought that my Sheet Mask Marathon was born and I decided to devote a week to sheet masks! I’ll be looking at just a few types of sheet masks, brands, and ingredients.

Photo courtesy of Charlotte Cho’s The Klog

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Sheet masks hail from Korea where they first grew popularity. They’ve since come to the West where even celebrities are posting selfies using their favorite sheet masks (see Lady Gaga and Demi Moore below). Most of these masks are cotton sheets packed in essence, but there are many different types popping up now that could still be considered sheet mask: hydrogel, bio-cellular, and more. There’s even masks for your neck, hands, and feet. Seriously! Read more

Mizon Pore Refine Essence–Review

Mizon Pore Refine Essence–Review

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Hey guys! I can’t believe the weekend is over already.

Today’s review is about the Mizon Skin Turnaround Pore Refine Silky Essence. Yes, that’s the whole name. Korean products are pretty well known for having effective products… that you can never remember the full name of!

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Etude House Pure Water Baobab Products–Review

Etude House Pure Water Baobab Products–Review

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Happy Tuesday, everyone! I have been busy, busy, busy with school exams and getting everything geared up for the move in a couple of weeks. I hope you’ve had an amazing start to your week so far! This post is going to be a little lengthy because I tried out three products to review! Read more

Enter My “Mini” Giveaway! (International Contest)

Enter My “Mini” Giveaway! (International Contest)

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You guys are absolutely amazing and I can’t stress that enough. I began The Pretty Pomegranate just a few weeks ago and here I am at (a little over) 150 followers. So thank you, thank you, thank you Read more

Skinfood Premium Avocado Rich Essence–Review

Skinfood Premium Avocado Rich Essence–Review

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Hi everyone! First of all, thank you for all of the love and support I have received the past few days. It means so much to me that I have this blog family looking out for me! 😉 On that note, I’m so excited to be back to blogging as it had quickly become a therapy and ritual for me each day.

I’ve been testing new products and today I wanted to give you guys my review of Skinfood’s Premium Avocado Rich Essence. I was lucky enough to sample this product a couple of weeks ago and it has become one of my favs! Read more

Lebelage Sheet Masks–Review

Lebelage Sheet Masks–Review

Hello again!

Since I have a love for Korean products, my life wouldn’t be complete without sheet masks. Yes, many people cite BB creams as their gateway drug product from South Korea, but for me, it’s sheet masks. I can’t even remember where or when I discovered them, but once I checked Ebay and found the glorious selection, I was hooked. These Lebelage masks are on the cheaper, not-as-great end of sheet masks, but they are awesome just the same. Let me show you:

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Skinfood Premium Tomato Whitening Essence–Review

Skinfood Premium Tomato Whitening Essence–Review

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Hello Lovelies!

Today, I wanted to tell you guys about a product that I tried recently. This is the Skinfood Premium Tomato Whitening Essence. It came as a small sample with an order I placed for a different product, but I saw that it was meant to aid in evening skin tone, and since I have pigmented spots on my cheeks and nose, I was pretty excited to give it a try!

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Confused About Korean Skincare Regimens?

Confused About Korean Skincare Regimens?

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Before we really start diving into the glorious world of East Asian beauty, let’s discuss what exactly that entails. South Korea is considered the forefront of skin and beauty right now while the Western world sadly lags behind (but we’re picking up some ideas!). Natural ingredients free of parabens and fillers coupled with beautiful or cute packaging are the standard. Korean ladies expect bang for their buck and because they are so meticulous about what they use on their skin, companies are constantly innovating their products. Read more