Skinfood Banana Yoghurt Mask 


This mask is adorable and smells lovely. It really made me remember when I was studying at Korea University, on the way to school I would often buy a banana milk and drink it on the subway…

I love this mask, Skinfood are usually really great at masks. I also adore their face and body scrubs.

I’m so happy I bought this! It has tiny scrub bits in it but most of the mask has a yoghurt feel and is very creamy in texture. This mask is supposed to be hydrating which is great for fall and winter months when your skin is lacking moisture.

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Small Review/Haul – Make Up Products I Tried In Korea

I first have to assure everyone that there WILL be more posts and that this is just very small part of the make-up I bought since I came back to Korea in January…

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Etude House Lash Perm Waterproof Mascara

I really enjoy using this mascara, because it definitely lives up to the “waterproof” part. Just one problem – it’s tricky to get off. That’s why I after a while started losing more lashes and therefore went back to my old favourite make-up remover from Tony Moly “Tony Moly Clear Magic Lip and Eye Remover” (picture below), which is amazing. It really removes all waterproof mascara. I tried Clinique‘s waterproof mascara but I found that it does smudge, unfortunantely. It really made me disappointed. However, the Lash Perm Waterproof Mascara from Etude House stays on all day, even on the bottom lashes. Avoid rubbing your eyes though, cause that can make it crumble or flake a little. Also this product is well used, as you can see on the container, as the text from it is almost gone, so this is definitely one you can trust my opinion on.
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IMG_6432 I went to a dermatologist here at a hospital in Seoul and this is actually the facial wash they use at the dermatologist department of the hospital. It’s Neutrogena’s Sensitive Skin Solutions Foam Cleanser and I really like it, it’s so soft on the skin. Since I came back to Korea my skin has been worse and this really helped my sensitive skin issue I’ve been having these last few months. It’s such a savior.

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FROM THE TOP:
1. It’s Skin Aloe Toner:
This product is amazing. I also got it on sale and it was recommended to me by a girl working in the It’s Skin store. I explained to her the skin troubles that I’d been having lately and she straight away said that I should buy this one. Also it was the cheapest toner they had (around like 6000 won/6$) so I was a bir suspicious to it to begin with. But it’s amazing.
2. Skinfood Thermal Cleansing Water: This product works, but not to the extent that it says it should. The product is supposted to be able to clear off any make-up off your face but actually it didn’t do that at all for me, no matter how long I stood trying to get it off with the Cleansing Water. Disappointment.
3. Missha Perfumed Fresh Deodorant Aqua: The first week of using this deodorant I was really impressed by it, but all of a sudden, after that first week, it COMPLETELY stopped working. I definitely don’t recommend anyone else to try out any of the korean brand deodorants. I don’t think there’s any Korean deodorant product that really works on foreigners….

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Nature Republic Collagen Dream 70 Eyecream

As it says it contains collagen, it’s supposed to give you that puffy eye-look that young korean entertainers have under their eyes, but I didn’t really see that much of an improvement on that in me. It does however make me look less tired, but I also notice if I’ve forgotten to use it. I don’t think I’ll buy this product again, by now it’s half empty, but that’s mostly for me to see if I can find an eye cream that is more suitable for me. It’s not very expensive, and worth trying out.

Review: Skinfood Coffee Body Scrub

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I really like this coffee body scrub from Skinfood. You can see the coffee-bits when you use the body scrub and I thought that it would have a horrid coffee smell, but it actually smells really nice. I asked my brother what he thought it smelt like and he said “ice cream” and I agree with that. I think it’s the honey in the product that tones down the coffee smell and the result then being that it smells like ice cream somehow…

The body scrub is great, although it took me a while to get used to the rough coffee-bits in it (I couldn’t stop giggling when I was using it under my foot) but as long as you scrub sensitive areas, such as your face, gently it doesn’t hurt or anything like that.

The product is also pretty cheap, it was about 12$ where I bought it 🙂
The product surprised me in a positive way with it’s smell (I really like the smell of Skinfood products usually) and it’s a great body scrub.

The score for this product is a 10/10! 🙂

My Favourite Skin Products This Month – August 2012


Holika Holika Bulgarian Rose Emulsion
One of my favourite parts of korean skin-care routines is of course “emulsion”. And testing out the Bulgarian Rose Emulsion from Holika Holika is a delight to put on as it’s got a delicious smell of roses (not like scented candles, this products actually has a very plesant smell of roses). And of course it also fulfulls the best parts of an emulsion-product, it really moisturizes and it does make my skin a lot smoother.

Skinfood Gold Caviar Serum
I love skinfoods products as all of them are created out of something with “food”. This product smells very nice and not too strong, it’s feels silky on my skin and makes my skin smoother. Also I feel that it does relieve my skin of redness which is such a good think after washing my face in the morning.

Baviphat Miracle Snail Cure Ampoule
In general I usually don’t like that many out of Baviphat’s products that I’ve tried. But as I liked their “snail sheet mask” previously, I decided to try their Miracle Snail Cure Ampoule out. I started using it and immediately noticed my skin feeling renewed and how fast this product actually cures ones skin of redness. My friend was having skin-troubles with redness and when he tried it out he within 10 minutes noticed that half of the redness was gone. The product really impressed my friend in the same way as it made me delighted of it’s positive affects on my skin. I will definitely buy this product again in the future.

Bioderma for Sensitive Skin
So as some of you might remember a few weeks ago I wrote about impulse-buying this Bioderma product. And about a week ago it arrived in my mailbox. I heard so many bloggers fan-girling about this product and the different it made to their skin quality so I had to try out the product. When using this product you directly notice that it really clears your skin of any trace of make-up or dirt stuck on your skin. It really compliments my facial wash perfectly and I know now that my skin can be clearer because of this product. Secondly it really gives your skin a really refreshing feeling and it’s just a perfect make-up remover/face toner.

Ulzzang Make-Up Tutorial – Ready Black

Here’s a make-up tutorial I did for an ulzzang look a while back when I was living in Seoul, South Korea. I never posted it here before so I thought maybe some of you guys want to see it 🙂 I bought two books in Korea that show these tutorials for ulzzang make-up styles, but they’re fully written in korean hangul and I felt like I wanted to share this with the english-speaking world too. Also, these books are really expensive to be bought online, and I got them for less than half the price in Seoul. So if you’re interested in korean make-up styles, mainly the ulzzang-look, please tell me and I’ll do more of these videos, I know I could do at least 100 more of them. You’ll give me a lot of inspiration if you tell me you’re interested. I think this look reminds me a little of Park Jiyeon’s make-up style from T-ara. I hope you enjoy trying it out!

Have a great day and I hope you enjoy the tutorial!

Skin care routine

I’m really obsessed with keeping my skin looking good. I have been for years. This is probably because my skin is so easily prone to blemishes and can get both too dry and too oily at the same time. Really annoying. Sure, my skin has gotten a lot better by the years, but it’s far from being perfect yet. That’s also the starting ground for my obsession with make-up.

So anyhow, I thought I’d show you my current skin-care routine:

I always wash my face twice a day – once in the morning after waking up and eating breakfast, then once at night before going to bed. The “”Medstop Rengöringsgel” is my current facewash. It’s froma swedish pharmacy, so it’s not the worst, in my opinion, but still not the best. It’s made for normal to mixed skin types. I’m running out of this product and I already bought a replacement for it (another facewash-product presented at the end of this article).

Then comes my wonderful “Etude House Wonder Pore Freshner”. I love this because of the 7 in 1-approach of it, solving 7 skin problems at once, and that it actually made a positive impact on my skin when I’d been using it for a while. I even made my brother try it out as he suffers from bad skin too. It’s a really good product and I’m glad I bought it. I was close to not buying it because I was really nervous about it maybe not working on my skin, but it did. I really recommend you trying out this product.

Then comes my “Etude House Collagen Moistfull Cream”. I absolutely adore this face-cream. I’ve tried other korean face creams that I like, but this one comes at the most fair price and it also feels really good on your skin. And any type of face-cream including collagen out of american brands would cost at least five times as much if it’s supposed to be a good one.

Okay so here’s my other recommendations for facial wash-products:

I got recommended this product by a shopkeeper at an Etude House-shop in Seoul. She recommended me the pink one out of these facial washes, but I think the difference in the two products isn’t that huge. I really loved using the pink one, and I tried buying one on the airport at Gimpo but they couldn’t sell it too me because they weren’t sure if I was allowed to bring it on my plane. I can’t wait until this product arrives in my mailbox, I’m so excited to try it out. This “line of products” (Baking powder) is my favourite, I tried the other products like AC Clinic and Pore Ever, but I didn’t notice as positive a change after using the products as I did notice after using this facial wash. Also now, when not living in Korea, I’m desperate enough to pay twice the price for a really good product if I have to, when buying it on Ebay.

Here’s some other korean products against problem skin that I really recommend:

Skinfood Eggwhite Pore Foam (This product even got stolen from me once, when I was living at the Pencil guesthouse hostel in Seoul)

Innisfree Pore Tightening Gel Cream “Mint”

Tony Moly Egg Pore Silky Smooth Balm (I’ve been addicted to this product for a year) ❤