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Cleansing Water Battle: My Beauty Diary vs Son & Park’s Beauty Water

cleansing water battle cotton pad results

Someone had asked on a beauty forum if anyone has had experience with the My Beauty Diary Ultra Cleansing Water and I actually bought a travel-sized bottle in the summer but never opened it, until now. Naturally the question is usually “MyBeautyDiary-CleansingWater_stockis this worth buying?” There’s a ton of cleansing waters out there like La Roche Posay, Bioderma, Avene, Simple, Vichy, etc, etc. Well I wanted to test the only two bottles of cleansing water I have against each other (and they are both Asian brands) to see if the Son & Park Beauty Water was worth its price tag of $30 or if the My Beauty Diary Ultra Cleansing Water did a fine job for it’s $18 retail price.  (more…)

Review: Peach and Lily Seoulcialite Box 2.0 Unboxing with Booklet Info

The Seoulcialite Box 2.0

Extremely late post but I thought I would do a straight unboxing with booklet page information on this just to have on record. Peach and Lily had their first Seocialite Box last year and it sold out in a day and a half. The second Seoulcialite Box came with almost no warning and sold out in under 6 hours! Peach and Lily gave instagrammers a one day notification on June 29, 2015 that the Seoulciliate Box 2.0 was coming on June 30th. The account said to make sure that you’re signed up to receive their newsletter because a spoiler and the special code would be in their email. The box was worth about $177.50 if paid for individually but with code SBOX2, it was only $49 with free shipping. Because it’s a very good value, referrals codes were deactivated for this offer. Peach and Lily is NOT a box subscription company so this is an extra special treat!

Full look at Seoulcialite Box 2.0 items and booklet information after the jump!

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Unboxing July Beauteque Mask Maven Bag – Best Bag Yet!

Mask Maven July 2015 Cover Unboxing Unmasking

I know I’m late with it. it’s August and I’m unmasking the July bag now but if you’ve read my posts before, they are detailed and take some time to edit photos and write! Please give me a birthday pass and excuse the lateness! If you’ve already seen the spoilers on Instagram then you’ll know that this month’s bag was da bomb dot com!

I wasn’t too impressed with Beauteque’s Mask Maven subscription because as a more advanced ABer (Asian Beauty user) the selection has been ho-hum and it was clear where they cut corners on some selections. The June Unboxing showed some indications that they were listening to customer feedback and made subscription improvements already. This month’s bag was even better (but there was one small snag in my order).

If you’re not familiar with what Mask Maven is, read my Mask Maven introduction post.

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Unboxing July 3b (Beauty Beyond Borders) Box – Umm, the Skinfood edition

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I got my July bag from 3b Box and everything in this month’s bag was from the popular food-based theme brand, Skinfood. Their company motto is “good food for health is also good for the skin” so they incorporate the ingredients from antioxidant-rich and nutritious foods like broccoli, tomatoes and caviar into skincare and makeup. I think I heard the majority of Instagrammers groan when they saw that this month featured one brand, and a ubiquitous brand in K-Beauty at that. But I’ll dive more into this in the review.

If you’re not familiar with Beauty Beyond Borders, 3b is a new Asian Beauty subscription service – kind of like an Asian version of Birchbox since all skincare and cosmetic samples are from Asia. The service to try 4 – 5 deluxe size samples and costs only $12 a month! At this moment I believe they are only shipping to the USA and there still seems to be a wait list that they are trying to make a dent into. So if you’re interested in trying this out for a cool $12 go to The 3b Box for more info.  (more…)

Review: TonyMoly Sea Kelp Mask Sheet (Whamisa Dupe) – Earth Beauty Series PART 1 + GIVEAWAY

BREAKING: There is a Whamisa Real Sea Kelp Sheet Mask DUPE

Two weeks ago I was browsing on my favorite etailer, RoseRoseShop, and noticed that they stocked a new sheet mask made out of 100% SEA KELP from TonyMoly. TonyMoly released a new sheet mask line called Earth Beauty but it’s pretty much a copycat line of popular sheet masks that have changed the landscape of sheetmasking including a bubbling sheet mask, a rice paper mask with a gel essence that you pour into a tray and a mud peeling sheet mask that’s supposed to be a thin layer of mud which dries and pulls out pore gunk. This is PART ONE of my 4-PART SERIES reviewing all the new masks in the Earth Beauty line.

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Whamisa Sea Kelp Sheet Mask DUPE!

One of Glow Recipe‘s cult products is the Whamisa Organic Sea Kelp Mask but it’s a very expensive one-time use mask priced at $14 USD. I jumped at the chance to try this more affordable option so I can see what this new sheet mask trend is all about. I made sure that it was a SEA KELP mask made out of sea kelp and not a cotton sheet mask with sea kelp essence. I’m going to try and compare the two as closely as I can even though I don’t have the Whamisa one. I looked like a rejected cast member from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and I certainly smelled like I came from the sewer but I’m going to let the results do the talking. Read on for the full review.
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