Mini Testerkorea Haul #1

So I was on hiatus for a bit and was testing out recent skincare stuff when my retail addiction bug bit me. I went on several online shops in search of some BB cushions and landed in Testerkorea as their prices seem very decent (even when shipping is added). Since my country’s customs allow less than $30, I didn’t want to take the risk and bought under that limit. It was my first haul and I didn’t want to be slapped with extra fees.

Here are the details to my order (made from Central Europe);
Order date: Saturday 1/11/2014
Shipped: Wednesday 5/11/2014
Arrived: Wednesday 12/11/2014

I am extremely impressed. The order did take awhile to be packed and completed (given I ordered it during the weekends), but shipping only took a week! 🙂

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In case you are worried, small items are packed into approx 15cmx 9cmx 6cm boxes and labelled as “Fancy goods” at $20 value. lol! I love that phrase 😛

The box was no bigger than my 2 palms but they manage to squeeze everything in professionally, with free samples, bubble wraps and packing ribbons ❤

 

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Well, my first mini haul consists of;

Name Price(won) Qty Total(won)
TOTAL 26,760
INNISFREE Ampoule Intense Cushion SPF34 PA++ 15g 20,000 1 20,000
Y.E.T Pretty Mini Eyelash Curler 1,500 1 1,500
MISSHA Oil control Film 50ea 1,760 1 1,760
Y.E.T Oil Control Film 100pcs 1,500 1 1,500
It’s Skin Babyface Natural Eyebrow 0.3g 2,000 1 2,000

Shipping costed me 4,380 won.

Everything totaled 31,140 won or  $31.78 (Testerkorea’s conversion $1= 980won).

Lets get to the unboxing already!

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I bought like 5 items only (other than the BB cushions others are just small additions). 🙂

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This is the new Innisfree Ampoule Intense Cushion SPF34 PA++ 15g. I will write a whole review post about this soon! Need to test run it for several days at least before I can conclude anything 😉

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I am very excited to try it. Innisfree has great reputation when it comes to cushions and this 2014 new arrival claims to ‘offer moisture and dewiness up to 24 hours in order to fight the dryness of the winter.’ It is just what I need now that the weather is changing. Other sites were selling this for $24 at least, so even with shipping this is still a little cheaper ($20.40).

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Just added this because my old lash curler’s silicone strip is like coming off. The Y.E.T Pretty Mini Eyelash Curler is a portable version of the normal lash curlers. Too bad it makes a squeaky sound when I clamped my lashes. It will take awhile to get use to this…I don’t think it is a good curler. It was cheap tho, at $1.53.

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I also needed a new eyebrow pencil (with brush) so I went around the site for abit and found this It’s Skin Babyface Natural Eyebrow 0.3g for only $2.04! Mine is the 02 Deep brown.

The manufacture date 제조 was labeled as 20140929 so freshness is guaranteed! So just fyi 까지 or anything that is not that two words for manufactured means expiration 🙂

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I also picked up 2 oil control films because I usually use these to fix/mattify my makeup (makeup base-> facial mist-> blotting paper). It’s my personal trick but I am just too cheap for a makeup fixer spray 😛

The Missha Oil control Film (50ea) is only $1.80 and it looks like it is of decent quality as compared to the other pack I bought;

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Okay, this Y.E.T Oil Control Film (100pcs) is hands down the cheapest blotting paper I have seen on the site ($1.53) but it is as thin as a brown baking paper and I think for use-and-throw, I don’t mind the quality. I just need something to get my shine off!

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And huzzah! They were so generous to throw in 5 packets of samples. I love samples. Who doesn’t? 3 of them are from Skinfood too ❤

 

I would most definitely buy from Testerkorea again, and I have already put through another order lol! My only peeve is that they advertised for a free gift (first purchase) but it wasn’t included. I hate it when companies run a long event and doesn’t take down the banner after the deal is gone, just so that they can rake in more profits. Oh well…

Stay tuned for for my Innisfree cushion review~ I’m excited to try it out asap 🙂

 

 

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Memebox OMG box – funpost v.02

So I have compiled a bunch of stuff from the sister site previously in this post.
Here is the second edition, featuring items stalked and rated by it’s OMG-ness.

Ϟ Ϟ Ϟ OMG
Ϟ Ϟ KINDA OMG
Ϟ PASSABLE AS OMG
Ϟ Ϟ Beauty Quick – fast, safe, painless exfoliate [link]

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Sandpaper for skin? Why not, right?

Ϟ Ϟ Ϟ Glasshoul – earth face pack? [link]

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Because using rocks to cleanse is the new trend.

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It looks like the earth/mud/soil was excavated from a foreign site, making it much more exotic. Apparently my Korean has deteriorated so badly I couldn’t comprehend what I was reading. But you get the idea.

Ϟ Butiq Nail Polish Remover [link]

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I assume it is a polish remover, because why else would you destroy perfectly painted nails? Unless it is for the name of art. Okay, this might be good since we are getting lots of nail polish from memebox.

Ϟ B&Soap Black Box charcoal soap [link]

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We all know charcoal pills are used traditionally to neutralize stomach contents and detox poisons. Now can even use it to cleanse the face! I don’t know if the ‘squeaky clean’ feeling is what we are looking for, but I think it won’t hurt to try!

Ϟ Re:cipe Keratin Care Silk Spray [link]

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Hands up if you know this brand. Congrats, you are a real memeaddict.

Spray keratin on keratin?? Why not, because it is like putting on reinforcement on breakage.

ϞϞϞ Secret de Provence Shampooing donuts [link]

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We can now shampoo our hair with soap shaped into donuts. Each color has it’s own benefits, but I don’t recommend tasting them.

Ϟ  Magic Rabbit Mist & Mask pack [link]

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This was on sale on Memeshop and I wanted to get it, but the shipping was burning a hole in my pockets. Mist that works as a mask sounds fantastic for winter. Not totally OMG, but this is one good product to try out. (Not to mention the cute packaging!)

Ϟ Ϟ  nuts Cream perfume [link]

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Who can resist cream perfumes in a cute bamboo tub?! I know I can’t. Gimme!
This is not OMG-its-so-weird but it is definitely OMG-I-love-this!

Ϟ Foot Control Powder Mist [link]

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It is winter soon, and lets admit that snow/heat/sweat= bad smell for even the most angelic girls. We all need some good deo for our feet, so why not a multi-tasker like this. Need!

Ϟ Ϟ Ϟ  Hazer Baba Turkish delight [link]

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Because you will go “OMG” if you get Turkish delight in a beauty box. Sweets make us happy. And happy= beauty. So why not. Omg.

I know there are other OTT Oh-My-Gawd items out there like bird poop, placenta and magic mushrooms, but we have seen some pretty lame things going into the first OMG so lets not get our hopes high here.  I do, however, hope it gets better with each box because I got the 3rd.  😛

Happy memeshopping!

Memebox Mask 4 review~

It’s so exciting to finally try a Mask box from Memebox! Let me say first up that I am not a huge sheet mask person, and the only ones I love are from My Beauty Diary. My skin is quite sensitive and it breaks out easily if I use the wrong mask. The only mask that I have tried, tested and love from Korea is the Laneige waterbank sleeping pack.

And then the DHL guy came with this!

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I was lucky enough to receive this Memebox special edition: Mask box #4 to try out and review. It took me awhile because I only have one face and am cautious about slapping on tons of products at one go (no, I don’t have an Asian skincare routine yet..).

Anywho, here is the info card for this box;

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There are 5 different brands/products altogether, 1 facial pack, 2 facial pads and 5 sheet masks. Of all the mask box Memebox have come up with, I think this one best suited me!

The product I wanted to try the most is the Sua Young Berristure (100g, $40). It is the cutest product of the lot and the pack is made to look like strawberry jelly.

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As you might have already guessed, the name comes from strawberry and moisture. The infocard suggests using this as the last step for day and night skincare routines. I think it works better as a sleeping pack because if you spread it thinly, it feels oily (although it washes off well).

 

 

 

 

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Texture-wise, it is nothing like I imagined. It is something in between jelly and gel– a gelatinous pudding sort of. (I am folly with words lol) As I spread it, it feels cold on the skin and smells subtly of fruits.

Before using this pack, I tested it on the back of my palm and upon inspection, the hand that has been enjoying the benefits of various berry extracts and Cos 5 complex seem to be more hydrated- there are less lines! Miracle or not, I might have to use this till it reaches half a jar.

Item #2 that caught my eye is the Purederm Vitamin C facial pads (24pcs, $12). I like that the company is making an effort to reach out to international customers. Their packaging has everything in English! Extra points~

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I have tried the sheet masks from Purederm before but didn’t love them as much as my MBD ones. However, I am willing to give this citrusy tub a go!

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This is supposed to work like cucumber slices. We can refrigerate them beforehand and apply them over our tired eye lids at the end of the day.

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My hopes were dampened as I unscrewed the tub. It smelled strongly of chemicals/plastic. Not sure if it is the choice of packaging though. The pre-moistened pads do smell better out of it’s container. Can anyone comment below if they are experiencing this as well?

 

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Instructions and ingredients are printed on the box.

I wouldn’t say this is an effective product except for soothing tired eyes. Refreshed? Yes. Soft? No. I think it is much easier than cutting cucumbers, but I wouldn’t want to risk a flare up from ingredients such as Ginseng extract (the previous Dewy tree mask traumatized me) and mushroom extract (I recall some girls on the forum being allergic to fungi and such).

It would not be fair to condemn a good product due to sensitive skin, and I think some mask lovers out there would appreciate this better than I do.

 

Another product bound to take up my refrigerator space is this Skin Factory 7 seconds morning sheet, 7 in 1 (150g, $39). I like the idea of 7 seconds! I don’t have all day to do facial massage so this is my thing~

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The ingredients form the acronym of Nengjanggo which I vaguely remember from my Asian vacation as “refrigerator” (?). Chemisseo…

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Morinda Citrifolia Fruit Extract (Noni)
Echinacea Extract
Nasturtium Officinale Extract
Galactomyces
Jasmine Extract
Aloe
Nasturtium Officinale Extract
Green Tea
Grape Extract
Orange Extract

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I don’t like contaminating my products, so I did not want to open it for too long for photographs… It is a like wet thin cloth which you can exfoliate with. Those who used the Angel Factory armpit peeling pads would know what I mean.

So far I can’t tell if this is a brilliant product, because I alternate this with my Clarisonic brush. I love how my skin feels lately and I would definitely recommend this 7 second routine to anyone who is always waking up late and doesn’t have a minute extra for their Clarisonic!

 

The trio of sheet masks are from SLcosmetic. I have never heard of this company but we can never equate unknown to uneffective. The masks are surprisingly all different; Repair, Energizing and Waterdrop (23g x 3, $2).

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I might have to google which is which. 😛

 

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It does contain a bunch of extracts like the previous product, but I did not give this a go due to the presence of ginseng extract… I might when I find the courage to someday. Otherwise this will go to a friend.

 

I absolutely adore the packaging of the masks: When 10 PM & Travelmate! I am not sure if it is an error but the infocard labelled 23g x 4 for $28 when I only received 2. Oh well, as long as this is good!

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They did indicate that the mask is made from bio-cellulose of coconuts. I remember seeing this on another mask by Leader’s and I quite enjoy that one. It does adhere easily and soothes like any good mask would.

 

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The instructions for this mask as usual;
15-20mins application, remove and pat remaining essence.

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I like that there are 2 different ones for when I travel and when I ponder on my age lol! I defied the wordings on the package and tried on the travelmate one when I am lounging at home. Bahaha~

 

Memebox Mask 4 is entertaining, and I would have not purchase most of the products myself. The value, on any special edition Memebox, is always more than it’s $23 pricemark. I would perhaps purchase a Mask box for a friend who loves masks.

You can check out the Memebox Mask #5 which ships next month. Memebox offers codes on their site for multiple purchases and they also have value sets.

You may also use the following promo code;

 AMXL – $5 discount on any memebox order. (until the end of August, 2014)

or head to this memebox-dedicated page for more bonuses and links to the other boxes.
Happy memeshopping!