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Montag, 20. Februar 2017

Unboxing // Bomibox November
I know this unboxing post is way too late but I wanted to have all the Bomibox unboxings on my blog so bear with me! The other posts about the missing boxes are following soon!

With this particular box I've had quite a few problems because it took ages until I received it as it got into customs with no reason. I've contacted the Bomibox Customer Support and they helped me out! They even paid the custom fees which I'm incredibly happy about because that was quite expensive. I also got assured that they'll look into this matter so it won't happen again in the future and so far it worked, I haven't had any more custom office problems with them up to date! I call that amazing customer service! Thanks again! <3
So let's see what was in the November edition:
This month's quote: I live with passion & purpose
As you can see I love these cards with the quotes on one side. They're so pretty and often inspiring, you could frame them and hang them up on a wall!


First up, all the products I am most excited about!

Son & Park Beauty Water (60ml)
This has been all over social media and news so I've been wanting to try it for quite a while. I'm so happy Bomibox included it this time! The size is big enough to test it out for a while or take it with you on travels.
Prize: ~ 20 $ (340ml) or 30 $ (500ml) I Get it here: Jolse (340ml) Jolse (500ml)
 
COSRX Ultimate Moisturizing Honey Overnight Mask (Full Size)
I really like this mask but I usually wear it underneath the rice overnight mask from COSR as an additional moisturizing boost. I sometimes even use it in the morning as my daytime moisturizer! It's not as nourishing and rich as the rice overnight mask from COSR so it's suitable for oily skin types as well.
Prize: ~ 10 $ - 15 $ I Get it here: Testerkorea Jolse Memebox BBCosmetic
 
Benton Honest TT Mist (Full Size)
I haven't tried this out yet but have heard good things about this product and Benton in general. I plan on taking it with me to add a little bit moisure to my skin throughout the day especially when I wear makeup and can't apply a cream easily.
Prize: ~ 8 $ - 11 $ I Get it here: TesterKorea StyleKorean Memebox


Etude House Etti Head Band
I love this headband! I already have the exact same one and use it to get my hair out of the way whenever I put a sheetmask/wash off mask on my face. It can get dirty easily so it's never wrong to have another headband on hand, so that the other can get washed!
Prize: 3 $ - 5 $ I Get it here: TesterKorea Jolse BBCosmetic StyleKorean Memebox
 
Innisfree No-Sebum Mineral Powder (Full Size)
I actually did not expect this popular powder to be so small! But that's quite practical to take it with you for touch ups! I currently use the one from The Fac Shop and it will probably last me for ages so it won't be soon until I can try this product out.
Prize: ~ 5 $ I Get it here: TesterKorea Jolse Memebox


All the sheetmasks! I love sheetmasking and do it almost daily, sometimes even twice, so  I love this part of the box! :)

Innisfree It's Real Squeeze Rose Mask (Full Size)
I have tried out some Innisfree sheetmasks already and like them so I'm quite excited to try out the rose flavour. I just hope my skin likes roses.
Prize: ~ 1 $ I Get it here: TesterKorea StyleKorean Jolse (3pcs)
 
Leaders Insolution Mellatox Mask (Full Size)
A few weeks ago I've already tried exactly this mask out and liked it. It didn't brighten my face a lot but it did moisturize my skin and made it feel plump so I'm happy I can use it again.
Prize: ~ 2 $ (~ 28 $ for 10pcs) I Get it here: Stylekorean (10pcs)
 
Etude House Collagen Eye Patch (Full Size)
These patches are exactly what my undereyes need! I have undereye circles and fine lines which sucks but maybe this helps. I'll use these on the day before I'll go on a date next week! :D
Prize: ~ 1 $ I Get it here: TesterKorea Jolse BBCosmetic (10 pcs)

The value of the box is around 40 $ +/-. Actually not much compared to previous (and following boxes) but I don't think it's bad at all. A box still has to make profit and can't always provide very expensve items every single month. Bomibox still does a great job nontheless and offers a great selection! My favorite items of this month have to be the Son & Park Beauty Water and the Benton Honest TT Mist. I'm curious to try out both as I've read great reviews.

As every subscriber gets a referral link which other can use to subscribe, here's mine:
https://bomibox.cratejoy.com/refer/Ramon-HUTDYNHQ 
You don't have to use it though! I don't get any money from it, it's jut a nice service from Bomibox for every subscriber to maybe get a free box if enough people used this link. :)

What do you think about the November Bomibox? 
Unboxing // Bomibox October 2016
Here's already the next update of the Bomibox October! It's the second box and even better than the first in my opinion.
This month's quote is "I am grateful to be me!" btw. :)
Heimish White Clay Foam
Heimish is a quite new but popular brand, especially becuase of their famous cleansing balm! Hopefully it's as good as the balm. I love the packaging and it's design!
Available here: Heimish Cleanser
Nature Republic Super Aqua Max Watery Cream
Next up is this famous moisturizer from the brand Nature Republic. I'm sure most of you have already heard something about it or even use it! I also recently saw some pictures with EXO using this cream and it made me wanted to get it and suddenly I found it in this box. Very nice coincidence! :D
I love the fresh and light scent, it also doesn't smell like something only women can use it, I guess also men would like the smell.
Available here: Nature Republic Cream
Benton Snail Bee High Content Essence
This is my very first Benton product but I'm actually a bit hesitant about using it as I'm allergic to bee venom. So far I haven't tried anything with this ingredient so I'm not sure if I'll react to it if it only comes in contact with my skin. I might test it out but I'll do a research first.
Available here: Benton Essence
Skinfood Rice Mask Wash Off I SU:M37 Programming Essence Sample
I already have the Rice Mask Wash off and like it so I'm giving it away in a giveaway over on Instgram. Check it out here. :)
Available here: Skinfood Rice Mask
Holika Holika 3 Step Pig Nose Clear I It's Skin Babyface Natural Brow
The 3 Step Pig Nose Clear of Holika Holika has been all over the internet and I was always eager to try it. I will soon and write a review about this, if you're curious as well.
I got the brow pencil in #02 and I feel like it's quite dark. I haven't tried it yet but it seems to be applying smoothly on the skin, also the brush tip is quite thin making it more precise.
Available here: Holika Holika 3 Step Pig Nose Clear I It's Skin Brow Pencil
My Beauty Diary Mexico Cactus Mask I Dearpacker Jeju Flower Mask
I haven't tried both mask brands but I have heard so many good reviews especially about the MBD masks that I've always been eager to try them out. MBD is actually a Taiwanese mask brand but I've always had difficulties getting my hands on these. But now I just found aóut that Testerkorea started carrying these!
Available here: MBD Mask I Dearpacker Mask
Another good box containing skincare, beauty products and sheetmasks. The value is around 68$ +/- because of shipping and other factors. It's almost double than the price of the actual box. So far, the Bomibox came out with a very good selection of products with great value. I'll definitely keep subscribed and check the other boxes before I decide wether I'll cancel the subscription or not. But so far it's looking good! Check out the box here: Bomibox.com
And my referal link here: https://bomibox.cratejoy.com/refer/Ramon-HUTDYNHQ
You don't have to use this referal link though!

Sonntag, 5. Februar 2017

Review: Etude House Real Art Moisture Cleansing Oil
 
Cleansing has to be my most favorite step in a skincare routine. I barely ever forget to double cleanse, only if I'm super tired and a walking zombie I might be too lazy to cleanse my face twice. But I'm already so used to it that I automatically reach to an oil cleanser and a 2nd cleanser (usually a foam cleanser) afterwards. Because of that I'm always on the look out for new interesting products to try especially because I have not found my holy grail cleanser yet. But maybe this might be it! I haven't tried many cleansing oils but I've been very pleased with the Etude House Oil Cleanser so read further if you want to know more about it!
Where can you get it?
You can get it at several places and stores, besides the official Etude House online store.
I recommend checking out TesterKorea, Jolse, RoseRoseShop, ebay or other pages.

Price: 11- 22 $

Volume: 6.25 fl. oz. / 185 ml
Packaging:
The cleansing oil comes in a quite sturdy yellow bottle. It comes with a screw cap on and the pump has to be screwed on seperately. There's also a plastic thing between the pump and the bottle so it can't get pressed down seperately. That way it's safe for travelling! 

Ingredients: 
Pentaerythrityltetraisostearate, Cetyl Ethylhexanoate, Triethylhexanoin, PEG-20 Glyceryl Triisostearate, Octyldodecyl Myristate, Pentaerythrityl Tetraethylhexanoate, PEG-8 ISOSTEARATE, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Isostearic Acid, Camellia Japonica Seed Oil, Prunus Mume Fruit Extract, Squalane, Nelumbo Nucifera Germ Extract, Sesamum indicum Seed Oil, Cocos Nucifera Oil, Vitis Vinifera Seed Oil, Pinus Koraiensis Seed Oil, Prunus Armeniaca Kernel Oil, Hydrogenated polyisobutene, Fragrance, hydrogenated poly(c6-14 olefin)
Eyeliners used: Essence Eyeliner Pen Waterproof, Catrice Calligraph Ultra Slim Eyeliner Pen Waterproof
Performance:
Now we get on to the most important part. How does the cleansing oil perform?
It's really easy to get the righ amount of oil you need. I usually only need to pump once to remove my makeup, seldom twice if I wear heavy eye makeup. I massage the oil onto my skin for a few minutes and then lather it up with water. That way it creates a nice subtle white foam. Once completely washed off I've never felt there was a residue left behind, my skin felt soft and moisturized and not dried out or oily. The oil doesn't clog my pores, nor breaks me out. It also didn't irritate my skin. My eyes never got irritated when something got into them while washing off my makeup, rather my vision was blurred for a few seconds but quickly subsided. Just wash it off with water and you should be safe! 
I only use waterproof mascara and eyeliner as my eyes tend to tear up and the products get easily cleansed off my face once I use the cleanser. It might happen though that there is a barely visible stain left behind, but you only have to use a little bit more oil then. The oil isn't strong enough to remove heavy eye makeup at the first try most of the time which is a downside to this cleanser, which is why I'm trying to find an even better one!

Scent:
The cleansing oil doesn't have a very strong scent, it's rather mild and barely noticable. It smells slightly citrucy but it won't stay on your skin. If you're very sensitive to smells this might be a good first cleanser to try!
Overall Rating: 4/5 
So far this has to be the best one I've tried so far and it has potential to reach holy grail status for me as it's not heavily scents, quite cheap, lasts for quite a long time and is easy to get. It's also perfect for my very dry skin! The only downside is that it might not remove my eye makeup perfectly and I have to use a little bit more oil which is why it hasn't gotten the full rating. 
I know there are also some negative reviews on this oil cleanser so be sure to check them out before you  decide to purchase this item. It always depends on your skin type in the end.


I've also created a product cheat sheet! You can get the most important information on it and save it on your phone or somewhere so you can quickly check it out whenever you need it! I do intend on making more of these, for other product reviews (except sheet masks probably) so please tell me what you think of them!


Have you already tried this cleansing oil or maybe another version of the same line? If not, what's your favorite oil cleanser? I'd love to know, please share your favorites in the comments. :)

Montag, 26. Dezember 2016

K-Beauty Holiday Editions I'm keeping an eye on
Christmas is over already and though there's still no sign of snow yet, the KBeauty world has blessed us with a few really pretty holiday/christmas/winter editions!
Here I'm going to show you those, which I'm most excited about and plan to purchase something.

Innisfree

Innisfree's limited edition consists of not only beauty items but also candles and that sort of stuff. There's also a DIY musicbox available, which is a really unique and cute idea! I won't purchase anything of the collection but I really like the festive design, especially the cushions. They also offer a planner set with pens/pencils which I'll get through a friend. It comes in two colors and is really cute and makes a great gift, even though christmas is already over.

Laneige

Look at this beautifu packaging of the Laneige holiday collection. The name 'Milkyway Fantasy' fit's perfectly to that sparkling blue design. I ordered the cushion in the shade #13 and can't wait to get it! I saw many pictures of it and everyone says it looks even prettier in person so I'm really excited.

The Face Shop

The Face Shop did it again. They're constantly bringing out limited editions with the Kakao Friends. I love them so much! Especially Ryan and Apeach which is why I'll probably get the hand creams and the Apeach body wash set. I'm also eyeing the Ryan fragrance set and the cushions, even though I already own two of the 3 types of their CC cushions they offer. Seriously, this is going to be the death of me and my poor wallet.

Banila Co

I grew up watching Pink Panther so I'm overly excited that Banila Co has repackaged their famous cleansing balm and some other products! It also comes with an adorable Pink Panther headband which I want the most, I still have to find a way how to get it without having to buy the complete set.

COSRX

Most of you probably have heard that COSRX came out with a special christmas pack including the two sleeping masks in a super practical tube form! I'm sad that the tube form is only temporary but COSRX usually listens to their customer's voices so there's hope the new packaging will become a standard! I've actually bought the set twice - once from Jolse and once from LoveMyCosmetics - because I really wanted to get the stickers and the planner  and I was too late at the Jolse sale. If anyone is wondering, the planner is not really a planner but more like a notebook kind of thing, which is fine too. I'll find good use for it!

Holika Holika

This year Holika Holika collaborated with the cute lazy egg Gudetama several times. Though they haven't really released a specific holiday collection, their most recent one, which theme is deserts, fits perfectly to the christmas vibe. I've already purchased one of the blushes but have yet to try it.

PeriPera

PeriPera is I think quite popular because of their Lip Inks, which is why they came out with special holiday packaging of them and even one fitting the new year with cute chicken on top! I read that you can remove the figurines and put them on pencils. Super cute idea!

Etude House

Etude House's collection 'My Little Nut' is really pretty. A lot really like the lipsticks and the eye palettes, which I'm eyeing as well. I'm just waiting for a sale so that I might be able to get the eyeshadow palette with the pretty red colors. I know the products are not really expensive but I can't justify buying another palette when it's not on sale!

Clio

I like Clio's cushions, so I'm especially eyeing these! I have no experience with any other of their products so I'm not sure if it's worth getting anything else, but the edition gives of a really nice glam/partying vibe which I really like!

Donnerstag, 15. Dezember 2016

Unboxing // Bomibox September 2016
Most of you probably have heard already of the fairly new subscription service called Bomibox! It's done a lot of pomoting on instagram and evrything sounded so good that I immediately subscribed. I'm so easy to get when it's about asian beauty. OTL
The box is slightly more expensive starting at 37$ per month but it contains 8 full sized or deluxe sized beauty products.
They do not write down the retail prices on their information cards so I'll check popular k-beauty online shops like Jolse or Testerkorea.
So let's peek inside what's in the very first Bomibox!
The first three products are from COSRX and Missha! I haven't tried any of these but I love COSRX and most things of Missha anyway so I'm super excited. I've started using the toner and so far it's done a great job prepping my skin for all the actives I slap on my face afterwards. It also comes with a spray head so you can use it as mist and don't have to use cotton pads and can actually save product.
Also the cleanser and the sunscreen will always be useful!
Get the products here: COSRX Toner I COSRX Cleanser I Missha Sunscreen (regular packaging)

Next up we have some smaller products! A Laneige Sleeping Ball, there were three different types available in the box: Firming, Hand or the Face Sleeping Ball. I got the Hand Sleeping Ball and can't wait to try this as my hands are in a really bad condition because of work and the cold weather. The Heimish Lip Palette Mini Kit is great for travelling and is so small and thin that you can easily put it into your purse and use it on the go. The only thing tat could be improved is, that there is no mirror. 
Another product for the hands is the Innisfree Jeju Hand Cream. I got the Lotus Flower version and it smells so good!
The COSRX sample (Advanced Snail 96 Mucin Power Essence) and the Etude House Dear Darling Lip Tint were bonuses. I gave them away as I already have them. :)
Get the products here: Heimish Lip PaletteInnisfree Hand Cream I Etude House Lip Tint I COSRX Snail Essence (Full Size)
In the box were two sheet masks! The COSRX Holy Moly Snail Mask and the Mediheal Lightmax Ampoule Mask. I've heard great things about both of them so I'm super excited to try these. Once I've used these you'll probably see them in on eof the upcoming monthly sheetmask roundups. 
Get the products here: Mediheal Mask I COSRX Mask

Overall it's a really great first box! The total value is around 48$ (shipping not included) depending on where you buy it, so it's definitely worth checking out the box. I also love their info cards as they always have a cute and inspirational quote written on it. This time it's "I deserve to be beautiful". Also the wrapping paper was so cute I instantly had to fold some origami cranes for photo purposes!
If you're interested check out their website here: Bomibox.com
And every subscriber gets a personal referal link for others to use, so here's mine: https://ulb.cratejoy.com/refer/Ramon-HUTDYNHQ
This referal link works like that: If 7 people/friends are buying a box through this link, I'll get a box for free. Would be nice but it's definitely not a must. :)

Freitag, 9. Dezember 2016

Unboxing // Mishibox November 2016
Another month another Mishibox! I like this on even more than than the October edition, because of all the cute things from Tony Moly!
Mediheal Petalpoten Hydrop Sleeping Mask // Lotus
I've only tried sheet masks of this brand so far and really liked them, especially the Teatree Care Solution which I've also reviewed in the past. Also sleeping packs are nice and convenient, especially if you didn't have enough time to put on a sheet mask. I apply one almost every day because I need that extra moisture and hydration as the weather gets colder now.
There are three different versions available in the box: Lotus for pore thightening and impoving elasticity, Primrose which is great for moisturizing, repair and skin tone control and Rose which is supposed to calm and moisturize your skin.
If the Lotuse version works well, I'll definitely consider buying the other two as well! They're also really pretty so they'd make great christmas gifts.
Retails for: 15$ / 55ml
Hongik Skin Hand Butter Cream // Lovely Rose
I got the most festive looking packaging of all the six different flavours. This immediately put me in a holiday mood! I really like the scent but it might be a little too strong and overwhelming for those who are sensitive to smells. Just wanted to put that out there.
I keep it on my table so I won't forget to moisturize my hands every once in a while as they really need it!
This hand cream is available in Cherry Blossom, Apple Mango, Petti Baby, Pure Clean Soap, Romantic Musk and Lovely Rose.
Retails for: 6$ / 50ml
Tony Moly Panda Brightening Eyebase // Petite Bunny Gloss Bar #03 Juicy Apple
Two super cute Tony Moly products! This brand is very popular especially because of - you can probably guess - their adorable packaging designs! I'm no stranger to Tony Moly, I actually own a few of these bunny gloss bars and love them. Actually I already have the excact same flavor so I'm currently giving it away in my current giveaway over on instagram! You can check it out here. I have yet to try the eyebase but I already fell in love with the panda. 
Retails for: Gloss Bars: 8$ / 2g; Brightening Eyebase: 12$ / 9g
Esfolio Pure Skin Essence Sheet Mask // Snail
For this month's sheet mask I got the snail version of the two available in the box! I love snail in skincare products and am so excited to try this one out.
This sheetmask is available in Snail Essence (soothing and regenarating tired skin), Milk Essence (helps maintaining clean and clear skin while promoting skin elasticity and hydration) and two oher types which are not featured in the November box: Pearl Essence (moisturizing and nourishing for glowy skin) and Red Ginseng Essence (keeps skin soft and brightened, helps maintaining a good oil-moisture balance).
Retails for: 2$ / 25ml

This month's box is worth around 43$, a little less than las month but I like the selection of products more than last time.
If you're curious and want to check out the box, you can do it here: Mishibox website