Unboxing Althea – a Kbeauty shopping experience

Now that I live in Spain again, I search endlessly on the internet for shopping services and online stores that will somewhat fulfil the beauty 24/7 hole that Korea left in my heart. And my wallet. In some ways it's probably good that I'm back, because when you have an Olive Young on every corner, … Continue reading Unboxing Althea – a Kbeauty shopping experience

Koelf Ruby Bulgarian Rose Hydrogel Eye Patches

I am no stranger to the world of hydrogel eye patches. They were a skincare product that took me a while to come round to - I didn't really see much point in them. I used them a couple of times a week, and didn't see any difference in my tired, puffy eyes. However, since … Continue reading Koelf Ruby Bulgarian Rose Hydrogel Eye Patches

Piolang 24K Gold Wrapping Mask

I don't particularly believe that gold does anything for the skin, despite it appearing as an ingredient in a fair few masks right now on the market...but I do believe in skincare fun, and I really liked the idea of resembling King Midas during a masking experience. A face full of gold? Yes please. I … Continue reading Piolang 24K Gold Wrapping Mask

Kingirls Macaron and Unitouch Mask Bonanza

When an endless stream of new masks seems to be coming out left, right, and centre, you have to really make sure you stand out in the sheet mask world. Amazing ingredient formulas, beautiful packaging, and obviously a dash of good marketing, and you hopefully have got yourself a success on your hands. That's what … Continue reading Kingirls Macaron and Unitouch Mask Bonanza

Swanicoco Revol Ampoule Whitening

Swanicoco is a Korean company that may seem to have exploded onto screens recently, but in fact has been steadily growing in Korea since their creation in 2005, where they put themselves onto the market selling a range of natural herb soaps. Keeping in the same vein of natural cosmetics, they have expanded their range … Continue reading Swanicoco Revol Ampoule Whitening

Thank You Farmer Miracle Age Repair Serum

Thank You Farmer was always an intriguing brand for me. Living in Korea, you'd expect to be able to get your hands on every single brand under the sun, in the blink of an eye, but sadly that was not the case. I had to wait until a trip to Seoul before I could finally … Continue reading Thank You Farmer Miracle Age Repair Serum

CosRX PHA Moisture Renewal Power Cream

Ok, first things first. This cream probably doesn't need a prelude of any kind. The hype that surrounds the CosRX PHA Moisture Renewal Power Cream precedes itself - CosRX barely needed to do any marketing at all, considering as soon as a new product is announced both Reddit and Instagram lose their marbles and start … Continue reading CosRX PHA Moisture Renewal Power Cream

23.5N Gel Masks – Rice Soothing, Oriental Tea Balancing

23.5N pretty much exploded onto my Instagram in 2016, thanks to Beautibi in the US stocking them. I lived in Korea at the time, so getting my grabby little hands on Taiwanese products wasn't as simple as you might think - and now I've moved back to Europe I pretty much put it out my … Continue reading 23.5N Gel Masks – Rice Soothing, Oriental Tea Balancing

Splash Masks (or Products You Didn’t Really Need But Now You Want pt. 1)

Sometimes in skincare you see a pair of words that don't really go together, but you accept it and move on because it's just skincare and sometimes it does odd things like that. Then you sit down and think 'Hang on, really? A mask? That you splash? But...masks STAY on the face, don't they? That's … Continue reading Splash Masks (or Products You Didn’t Really Need But Now You Want pt. 1)

Swanicoco – Bitamin C Calm Down

When I lived in Korea, I used to pass Swanicoco frequently. There were only a couple of shops in Busan, but they were in the main shopping areas, and needless to say I spent a lot of time in those. The shops were quite small, but looked intriguing, and I popped in from time to … Continue reading Swanicoco – Bitamin C Calm Down

Battle of the Lip Masks – Laneige Special Care Lip Sleeping Pack vs Aritaum Ginger Sugar Overnight Lip Mask

Your first love. Visiting a foreign country. Seeing your favourite band live and weeping tears of happiness. Eating at a Michelin star restaurant. The moment when your first-born grips onto your finger and holds on for dear life. All of these things will change your life, for sure...but they pale in comparison to discovering the … Continue reading Battle of the Lip Masks – Laneige Special Care Lip Sleeping Pack vs Aritaum Ginger Sugar Overnight Lip Mask

107 (OneOSeven) Core Flex Cream

Busan, South Korea, is home to one of the largest department stores in the world. I think it was the largest one, but it has recently been surpassed by another in nearby Daegu - Korea really has it down when it comes to shopping, which was no problem for me when living there. Slight problem … Continue reading 107 (OneOSeven) Core Flex Cream