Beauteque Head to Toe April 2015 Bag- Tony Moly

I’m so chuffed to have discovered this bag at my door yesterday! It is the Beauteque Head to Toe April 2015 Bag and this time around, they are featuring 7 Tony Moly products~ ❤

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Who doesn’t love the cute products of Tony Moly, right? 🙂

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Info-card;

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The Tony Moly Face Mix Primer Lip Concealer is a product I cannot wait to try because I have been using other primers and they dry my lips a little. Korean swatches tend to be of those pretty pale-gradient-ombre lips and I guess this would help a lot to reproduce the same effect!

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It is packaged like a little lip balm.

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On swatch it looks so much lighter than my skin. It is definitely like a lip balm + concealer. I can’t comment on how it perform yet, but if I like it I will review it with the Face Mix concealer which I am using regularly at the moment! 😀

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Very happy to have received this in a Head to Toe bag~

Next up is a product I have tried and loved. It is the Tony Moly Tangerine Whitening Hand cream. Can I tell you, this smells absolutely divineeee~

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Can I have a basket of these on display? Just staring at the cute fruits are therapeutic enough. 😛

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In case you are curious, this smells alot like the Yeon hallabong products. Tangerines tend to be less sour/ citrusy compared to oranges or lime, and have a unique fragrance to them. The consistency is like something in between body butter and lotion. It doesn’t contain alot of products, but all is good when it looks that cute, no? 🙂

I have also tried this Strawberry seeds 3-step nose pack awhile ago. What it is is a blackhead treatment for the nose area; 1. To open up pores and loosen the dirt and all. 2. A nose strip that helps pull out all the gunk. 3. Soothing pack that calms the skin and shrinks pores.

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Ingredients and instructions;

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Many companies have been making these 3-steps nose product. I love it. It’s my guilty pleasure; seeing those suckers getting yank out. Guaranteed satisfaction..

I have also tried this Gold Black Sugar mask scrub before. It is perhaps a dupe of the Skin Food’s black sugar mask and it doesn’t quite measure up but it works well to exfoliate.

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It smells of burnt caramel sauce. Yum!

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It’s all gooey and sweet like a jam and you can’t resist but to taste it. But please do not consume your skin care 😛

This cute lips is actually the Tony Moly Kiss Kiss Lip scrub! It’s about time to get a lip scrub because I own a gazillion lip products and everytime you put on a really nice color, you have to make sure there aren’t any chappy bits showing~

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*swoons*

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I know this won’t last me long at all, but I might repot something else into this lip casing afterwards. It does not smell of anything in particular. ❤

Next are two heart pumice stones. I would never thought of picking up pumice stones for myself but this is a cute addition!

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Instruction says to wet feet and scrub to remove rough skin. Might do this since summer is approaching and that spells sandals season!

I don’t know what to make of the Tony Moly Make HD straight cream because I don’t want to have straight hair….probably I can pass this on to someone else who does.

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Instructions;

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It smells quite potent. :O

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This bag is adorbs. It is that close to perfection but misses out on the random hair cream thing.  I love the hand cream, primer and nose pack, and don’t mind the rest as I would use them. 😀 That drawstring bag it came in is super useful as well! I will be storing my bendable flats/ beachwear/ sunnies in it~ ❤

You can get the Head to Toe or regular BB bags, and other product offers here: Beauteque.com (also sign up immediately for a $3 rebate) or find their other monthly subscriptions at Beautequemonthly.com. For mask lovers, rejoice because Beauteque is now offering Mask Maven too (10 mask/ month sub)!

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This bag was sent for review purposes but the opinions are honest and true to my experience.

Introducing~ Skinfactory Korea ♥

 

Ahoj beauties! I received a parcel I have been waiting for ages~ I love the 7 seconds 7in1 Neng Jang Go pads so much that I was extremely excited when Miss Kim Moonyoung contacted me for this review! The brand SkinFactory has been quite popular among memefans lately and I got a good feeling that their products will be a hit with the European market as well.

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All their products are fragrance-free, pigment-free, preservative-free, alcohol-free and mineral oil-free and are dermatologist tested. I like that their company emphasizes on being as natural and irritant-free as possible. They have several different lines for sensitive skin, speedy skincare and makeup (7 seconds range), ampoule masks and more! 

I shall do some quick review and unboxing in this post. It might take some time but I might write a thorough review for some of my fav products from them so stay tuned! 😉

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Special Care Creams

There were two creams included in this package for reviews.

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Left: Skinframe Gold Vita K.I.N.G. Multi cream
Right: W.O.W! Wonder cream Gold Label

I am super excited to try these out as they are both the star products from the Sensitive skin line and are limited edition stuff for this year (2014).

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Gold included?! Whoa~ *jawdrops*

Gold benefits: to promote blood circulation, helps maintain moisture and improve skin elasticity.

Platinum benefits: biological peptides which are main components of cells, which improve the utility of the cell update. Has also has antioxidant and anti-bacterial effect.

And KING is actually the acronym for;
K-Kamukamu (LOL)– Myrciaria Dubia Fruit Extract
I- Iris vesicolor extract
N- Nelumbo Nucifera Flower Extract
G– Galactomyces Ferment Filtrate

The Vita K.I.N.G. cream is a 10 non-addition, whitening and anti-wrinkle cream meanwhile the W.O.W! wonder cream is 17 non-addition. I will definitely give these a go and see if they are my new HG!

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Foaming Cleanser

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I absolutely adore this foaming cleanser- the Real Soft Premium Deep Cleansing! I read up about it on Naver and decided to give it a go instantly, although I have like 893749 other cleansers on my counter. 😛

Since it is free of almost all the irritants, it does not have a distinct scent. The texture is pretty much like your Dove shampoo + regular foam cleanser combi– I have never come across such consistency for a foaming cleanser! It has a shiny sheen to it and a little goes a long way. The cleanser foams very well (a small coin size is all you need) and I have used this with my soft facial brush.

After drying my face, the skin feels supple and soft, without the squeaky clean or tight feeling. It is just perfectly prepped for the next step of toner/essence or mask. I totally recommend this and I am using this every morning now! ❤

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Touchfit LipTattoo Pack

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This product is a two-step lip care product.

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Left:  Skin Factory Touch Fit Liptattoo 
Right:  Skin FactorSkinframe 7 seconds Speed White 

I have tried this product. I used the speed white as a base concealer for my lips and applied the lip tattoo to the centre of my lips. It felt…gloopy if anything. The smell isn’t the best too– it is quite pungent but given the tattoo effect, this is tolerable. Lo and behold …some lips :

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I would say although it is gimmicky, the whole lip tattoo thing lasted me through tooth-brushing, drinks and more! It is much better than lip stick, but I can’t be sure if this is worth the trouble because some lip tints can achieve the same effect quicker. I will try it again with a full lip but creating the gradient lip was fool-proof and it turned out quite pretty! ❤

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Masks

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Clockwise from top left:

♥ Skin Factory VegaMix Hydrogel Mask
♥ Skin Factory 7 seconds 7in1 Morning Sheet (sample foil)
♥ Skin Factory Eye dream Honey patch 
♥ Skin Factory Real Honey Moisturizing Ampoule mask
♥ Skin Factory Volcanic ash Black 3D Mask
♥ Skin Factory Real Shiny Pearl Ampoule mask

Benefits of the Skinfactory masks;

High Capacity 30ml
Skinfactory masks contain more essence than normal masks in the market.  So you can use the essence not only on your face but also on other parts of your body.

Paraben – Free
Paraben is used as preservatives in major cosmetics.  If you use too much, it can affect the endocrine    system.  Skinfactory products are paraben free.

Cellulose mask sheet
This soft and comfortable sheet is a more effective skincare product than other products in the market.

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Skinfactory seven packing mask set (x7)
1. Vega Collagen Ampoule Mask
2. EGF Lifting Tox Ampoule Mask
3. I2PL White Mela-X Ampoule Mask
4. PDT AC Ampoule Mask
5. Aqua Skinin Ampoule Mask
6. Vega Vitaflex Ampoule Mask
7. UV/(Daily UV Care Ampoule Mask

This is a really cool set of masks for everyday use (one daily!). I would buy this for any mask enthusiast or anyone who wants to try Korean masks. It is said that Skin factory masks are so popular that around 100,000 pieces are sold in Korea each day!

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Directions of use:
1. Before using the pack, clean your face and smoothing facial skin.
2. Open the sheet mask. closely match the appearance of the face and attach the sheet mask evenly.
3. After 15~2Omin. Uncover the sheet mask and gently tap the rest of essence on the skin on your
face, so that it absorbed.
I will try these over the next couple of weeks and update with a detailed review!
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The last product is this Platinum Rose Wine Ampoule Mask.
It is from the same line as the 7in1 Morning sheets which I am quite bummed to not receive as I ran out of those, but to be fair beggars can’t be choosers and I am still very pleased to be able to review this!
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pictures from Wishtrend.com
This is actually 10+1 sheet masks folded and packed into a container with essence. It might be quite drippy so you would want to use a clean pair of tweezers and put on the mask by the sink. 🙂 I actually look forward to this being included in Memebox’s Wine and Cheese box since it has been in sale on the memeshop! 😛
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 Where Can You Buy

If you are in Asia, specifically Korea, Taiwan or Hong Kong, you are in luck because some Sasa, Mannings and Guardian outlets do carry this brand. Check them out at the physical shops and ask the SA all you want to know!

Sasa.com also carries some of the Skin Factory products.

Online shops:

1. Memebox was the first place I have encountered the brand. They do have some products in the Memeshop periodically and when you sign up, you get $3! You can also use my affiliate link and codes for more discounts!

2. Another favorite place to pick up SkinFactory products is Wishtrend. Occasionally they update with new products and there is even a free shipping area.

3. Sometimes you may find SkinFactory products in Qoo10 as well. They do have a separate cart for international shipping, but the page is ever changing and items may be out of stock.

4. You might also use a proxy service to buy SkinFactory products either directly from skinfactorys.co.kr or other sites like Gmarket. Avecko (link here) is one of the popular proxy as introduced by fellow Kbeauty blogger Fanserviced.

5. If you are lucky enough, they may be some listings on Ebay or Amazon as well. Be wary of fake products and do your research well before purchasing!

Have fun shopping and be beautiful~

 

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This post was a sponsored review by Skinfactory and all opinions are honest and not biased. 

A Sunday Brunch with Memebox Cafe Box!

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I am a huge fan of coffee and I bought this Memebox on the impression that it will be loaded with caffeine, but it turns out the box is focused on Cafe! I was about to get disappointed, but several items made me change my mind. Lets take a look!

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The Memebox Cafe Box is supposed to ship on the 2nd of October via standard mail and it reached in Central Europe in 2 weeks. I was not happy at all that the new mail employed is wayy slower than the previous by a week but that is how it is. This box was priced at $23 and I grabbed it on restock before the shipping date. I think I scored on this one!

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I wished that this product would be included and it is! Surprised I was the Memebox would curate a more well-known brand as the previous boxes contained mainly unknown or relatively new ones.

The Tonymoly Latte Art Cappucino Cream-in Scrub (95g, $13) is a wonderful smelling scrub loaded with milk protein, caffeine, coffee extracts and acetyl hexapeptide-8. It is really great for those with uneven tones, dry skin and even clogged pores.

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Look at how cute this packaging is! The top lid has a spatula attached to it so we need not worry about any hygienic issues. I would most definitely reuse this in some way. J’adore!

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Some claimed that they felt slight heat from this but I felt pretty neutral. The exfoliating beads are very gentle and my skin feels soft and awaken after using this scrub in the morning. The caffeine accelerates the circulation and reduces the facial edematous appearance. Texture-wise it feels like a thick cream-jelly sort with microbeads. Ohhh this scrub smells so divine!

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I have been eyeing this since my very first encounter with Korean products (which is like half a decade ago) and I thank Memebox for giving us an opportunity to try it!

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I should say this one might be a shocker to some: The Cleomee Anti-wrinkle Donkey Lotion (250ml, $83). Can you believe it is a $83 lotion containing donkey milk??! Neither do I! But heck I am so happy to get to try this~ Hee haw!

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This made up the weight of the box. It smells like Johnson & Johnson’s milk lotion/ body wash and is not super thick of anything, which makes it great for daily use. Donkey Milk is apparently the key ingredient and it is rich in natural EGF, Selenium, Vitamin E, Vitamin C and more. It also claims to have Anti-Aging, Lightening, Moisturizer, Nourishing properties. 

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There was also an advert where they used this lotion on the face. I would probably keep it to just my body and especially the neck which needs anti-aging care by 20-something. EGF is a growth factor which helps regenerate skin. It’s efficacy has not been proven, but better something than nothing, right?

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The Vella Fresh Creamy Soap (100ml, $13) was the spoiler for this box. It kinda cushion the shock as I found out early that the box isn’t all about coffee.

Description on Memebox’s website:
This whipped cream-textured cleanser is enriched with deeply hydrating and soothing ingredients: donkey milk, 3 honey complex, and 4 kinds of floral extracts. It’s highly concentrated with nourishing ingredients and that turn to creamy bubbles to thoroughly cleanse away all skin impurities and excess sebum. It also soothes, protects, and moisturizes the skin to maintain the optimal pH balance in the skin! 

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Another product with donkey milk. Great! So whats so good about it?

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It is said that donkey milk is pretty similar to human milk– packed with all the goodness!
This cleanser also boosts other benefits like honey complex and floral extracts. I was truly excited to try this when I read it!

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It bubbles up very well, especially with the aid of a facial sponge. I might try this with my Beauteque minerals facial brush and see if this will be my favourite cleansing routine. Smell-wise, the citrus notes did not go through but it smells mostly like…err soap. I think it is not a bothering scent at all.

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This is probably a consolation prize for me as I retreated dismally after the Holika Holika’s Memebox was unboxed. I adore the brand, but I could buy something I really need instead. Nevermind about that now, check out this cutie!

The Holika Holika Desert Time Lip Balm (7g, $6) is like any other standard lip balms out there- moisturizing and yummy-smelling.

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I have gotten the 01 Red Cupcake (which I actually wanted!) and it has a translucent red color to it.

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It is always nice to have a lip balm all year round and I think this is so envy-worthy. One more to add to my cute cosmetics collection~

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I thought this was a meteorite until I read the name;
Binu Cook Ice Cream Scoop Cacao Body Soap (70g, $3).

It feels like this came from an indie organic brand because it is 100% natural, hand-made soap bar for the face and body. 비누 or Bi-nu actually means soap in Korean and Binu cook is a company that manufactures soap resembling food! This scoop of ice cream soap smells exactly like a chocolate scoop.

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I would not have heard of this brand if it is not for Memebox. Their products seem to revolve around making useable things look like food and I think with their organic trademark, it could make a pretty good addition to an Organic box (if Memebox ever comes up with one).

Check out binucook.co.kr

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This is not the first time I have gotten a Pure Smile product and this one is the Green Tea Mask Sheet (23ml, $1).

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I am on the fence with Pure Smile products because they are practical products but I have yet to discover a HG product from them. This brand is from Japan but manufactured in Korea, hence the Japanese words on the packaging.

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I had a great time going through this Memebox. It might not be of high value like other boxes, but at least half of it was a wow for me.

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The Cafe box totaled up to $119 (thanks to the astonishing price of the donkey milk lotion) but I would say it is worth my $45 (self-estimated value). If you are looking for a scrub, cleanser and lotion, this one is one to watch out for in case of restocks.

Do check out the other available memeboxes here and use my promo codes. These are good till the end of October and gives a discount of $5 off all orders (good for one use each).

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You may also find all the other Memeboxes with it’s shipping date and all the promo codes you need on this memebox-dedicated page.
At the meantime, happy memeshopping! ♥