Roseroseshop Kbeauty haul April 2015

Apologies for being absent for quite awhile now…I was dealing with a few changes in my life and just had to take on the hiatus. I was glad, however, that I came home to this! ❤image

My Roseroseshop order finally arrived. It was all superbly packed and labelled perfectly. 🙂

Ordered 22/3/2015
Order shipped 27/3/2015
Received 7/4/2015

All-in-all, it took almost 16 days and communication was great. They actually replied and gave a RM tracking number. 😀

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Everything was bubble-wrapped and nothing was damaged even after traveling half the globe. 🙂 Can you tell which packet I was most excited to rip apart? 😀

I just had to get these Herb Day cleansing tissue from The Face Shop. They are A-M-A-Z-I-N-G. Well, not to the level of those Japanese Biore wipes, but these are so affordable and great for sensitive skin.

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I got my first pack from Beauteque and the rest is history! I have got a huge re-crush on makeup remover wipes since. They are so convenient to have and refreshes your face instantly.

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These were manufactured this year and lasts all the way till 2017, so I am pretty pleased.

I also just had to get the Skin food cotton pads. Cotton pads all the way from Korea?? Yes, please!

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I hear good things about it, and I love the embossed design.

Also finally got the OST C20 serum to test out since they were so cheap on RRS! Like the cheapest perhaps? I doubt that it will be fresh…like meh, maybe some old clearance stock or something but…

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It was manufactured in February 2015!! Gosh thats great 😀

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I am just finishing up my other vitamin serums so this will be the next in line!

The most exciting part of this haul is perhaps these babies;

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Yes, 6 different shades of lippies! ❤

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From top:
[ETUDE HOUSE] Color in Liquid Lips – 3.5g No.PK005 Pink In Dolly
[ETUDE HOUSE] Color in Liquid Lips – 3.5g No.PK001 Pink In Ribbon

[ETUDE HOUSE] Color in Liquid Lips – 3.5g No.PK008 Pink In Funk
[ETUDE HOUSE] Color in Liquid Lips – 3.5g No.PP502 Purple In Friday
[ETUDE HOUSE] Dear My Blooming Lips Talk (Pink Talk) – 3.4g No.PK012 Greed Pink
[ETUDE HOUSE] Dear My Wish Lips Talk – 3.5g No.PK001

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I absolutely adore the packaging! To-die-for.

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The first moment I set eyes on their pink range, I knew I had to get it.

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I also saw this shade (PK001) on Get it Beauty, and was totally blown away as it received such good reviews and was voted the best red lippie in SK for the blind test.

These Color in Liquid lips are quite new as they were just released a few months back. They were always OOS on TTK and I got frustrated so shifted over to RRS. I’m so glad I did urgh…all the wait and no gratification was killing me~ 😛

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So gorgeous… ❤

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I’m wearing each every day. Perhaps a full Etude House lip review coming up next? 🙂

And of course, samples!!~ I’m happy with these. Some are new and I looove to try the Cosrx one.

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My haul isn’t super deluxe but I love every bit of it. The shipping is slightly steeper than TTK’s ladder (there is a jump between $12-18) but all-in-all, it is well worth it. RRS has such a competitive pricing now that some sites are raising their prices, but I wish it was easier to navigate….. a button to sort out new products and possibly better tab system would have gotten me shopping there like 24/7.

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The RRS haul is a winner and I can’t wait to shop with them again~ 🙂

Nep, not sponsored. 😛

Beauteque Sweethearts February BB Bag review

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Yes, it is nearing the end of March, but this bag is too awesome to not be reviewed! 😛 The Beauteque Sweethearts February BB Bag features a sweet, sweet beauty collection in conjunction with valentines~ ❤

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This bag contains 8 products altogether, including a lifestyle product!

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Before reviewing each products, lets talk about how convenient this makeup pouch is. It is padded on the outside making it super useful to store eye shadows, bronzers and press powders, and it has two pockets on the inside so we don’t have to fumble about to look for that brow pencil or nose strip etc. 😀

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Definitely making into my top 3 pouches received from Beauteque so far~ ❤

The Echoice Peptide Cream ($14.99) is simply an all-in-one cream that promises to moisturize and firm up the skin after cleansing and toning. It comes in a no-frill drugstore-like design.

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The tube was unsealed and pumps out immediately after I unscrewed the cap. It’s a white cream that feels a tad heavier than some moisturizers that I normally use… almost hand-cream-like. There is also a slight fragrance to it, which does not bother me. What does is the feeling that this could be too much if you use an essence/ ampoule/ lotion beneath. I would say just use this alone after toning.

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I have not seen much changes after using, but I guess we should give it some time, yes?

The Tony Moly Petit Art Perfume Mist in fresh green ($12) is probably my favourite item in this bag! It is an absolute fabulous find because of how lovely it smells. I can’t describe it well enough…perhaps green tea + green apple + grass or something fresh. Anywho, I’m spritzing this like crazy and looking to buy a backup already~ ❤ ❤

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I’m pretty sure that girl illustrated looks familiar….

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It is after all lots of ester (chemistry yo) contributing to the scent, but be aware that lavender extract is also listed as one of ingredients to those ladies who are allergic to it.

I’m curious as to how the other variations would smell but I really love this one. Garh… ❤

It’s Skin Mango White Lip and Eye Remover ($5) comes in a pack of 15 and reminds me very much of the Skinfood seaweed one I have purchased awhile ago. It is an oil-type remover unlike cleansing tissues. So just to be sure you are picking up the right one, if you see “lip and eye” chances are they are oil-type removers.

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And I’m pretty certain they meant mangosteen from that illustration rather than mangos. Entirely different fruit (not that I can pick up the smells any way…).

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They work fine, and smell alright but I don’t fancy the oily sensation personally. It makes my eyes water a little (like the oil+powder gokmul toner everyone likes). I think my eyes has aversion to oil and alcohol or something XP

I am, however, deeply in love with the Herb Day cleansing ones also received from a Beauteque bag before ❤ Repurchased!

The Skinfood Black bean Eye Brow Pencil ($11) has also made it to my staple list. I find it very useful to have two sides: a drawing charcoal and a brow brush.

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I think this might take awhile to run out like most Korean brow pencils. I do have pretty unruly brows and am using out my browcaras. 😛

I would have personally purchased this A’Pieu Non Co Tea Tree Emulsion ($12.99) to satiate my curiosity but thankfully received one instead in a BB bag! It was so cheap on another shopping site and I wondered if it will actually work.

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I had not have a chance to try this yet,… (using up my Tosowoong Tea tree lotion first) but I will, soon!

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It is 150ml of presumably good stuff and right for my age group too. Fingers crossed~

Beauteque also added in 2 masks for this bag;

Humanpia Costech Arbutin Essence Mask

Apparently good for restoring elasticity, brightening and firming the skin.

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It has Japanese on the back of it but instructions are otherwise the same. 15-20 minutes is all it needs. Am pretty sure this is from Korea but probably a repackaged version to sell to Japanese women.

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NextBeau Moisture/ Collagen Aqua Mask

The description is pretty funny: Collagen makes the skin moisturized for a long time as abundant moisture sensation by containing collagen; but all is well…we Europeans mostly don’t speak English as out first language either. 😛

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No surprises here…the same instructions as usual.

The Etude House Collagen Eye Patch ($3.99) is not a stranger in my vanity. My mum hoards these eye patches and I steal them from her refrigerator stash because they soothe my computer eyes~

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Another surprisingly lovely find is this Hair Spa towel ($9.99) which I have been using since the day I received this bag! I had one similar one from Daiso Japan and that one is in rags due to overuse lol. This makes me so happy because I was about to go on a terry cloth hair towel hunt~ Thumbs up for Beauteque’s curation! ❤

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This bag has to be one of the best so far with 3 items already making into my routine staples list, not to mention that pouch housing all the goodies! I think I like this more than the January or March ones ❤ ❤ I am sniffing that fresh green perfume mist like a glu sniffer while typing this all the while..argh love!

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You can get the 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.

Beauteque Head to Toe Breakfast Bag unbagging & review

image Ahoj~ I’ve gotten this Beauteque Head to Toe Breakfast bag last week and given some of it a try. It looks promising at first glance. I know I would love at least half of it already. ❤ You can still get this on Beauteque.com or if you are more interested in monthly subs then take a look at their Beautequemonthly.com site 😀 (more at the bottom of this post~) The info card showing the product names and directions of use;

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This time, Beauteque gave us a blue floral zip-around bag. It fits everything!

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There is also a handle on top. I have not used a bag like this since….idk. If you would put in those insulating foams, this will work as a picnic lunchbag too~ 😉

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Tony Moly Magic Food Banana Hand Milk ($10)

I was most excited for this hand cream. You probably know that I am a sucker for hand creams and beautiful packaging so this is a killer combo!

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Screw-top banana that dispenses banana cream? 😀 It smells like those artificial banana essence used to make banana cakes/ breads but I don’t really mind it.. Texture wise this is abit like body butters rather than cream.

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Its a shame one tube contains so little product and is not really reusable (I always clean and refill my fruit containers). However, I would recommend this as a gift to anyone! It is pretty novel and the hand cream isn’t bad. 🙂

Skin Food Bath Fizzer ($12)

I don’t have a bath tub here in my student accommodation, but I could always use an excuse to find one 😛 I love bath fizzers/salts/bombs! This one is in Green Tea (chosen from other options) and packaged in an egg tray. Points for creativity!

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It does not smell like most green tea products at all in its solid form. This bath fizzer smells more herbal/organic and can come off too strong for some. I can’t describe exactly– this scent is a hit or miss.

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The fizzers contains green tea powder rich in catechin and polyphenol, plus they add luster and resilience to skin. I am tempted to try the other types— honey jasmine and peppermint sounds lovely! 

Etude House Sunshine in Spoon Scrub massage Yoghurt ($6)

This is a product that I have tried in the past but don’t mind getting again. They come in various types; Sugar Apple and Raspberry. I love both flavors equally and can’t say which is better…Both smells delicious. 😛

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As the name suggests, this is a gentle scrub which requires a couple of minutes of massaging. After cleansing, your skin will feel smooth and supple.

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Ingredients list can be found here. If you love yoghurt products that smells so good that they are almost edible, I suggest checking out Innisfree’s yoghurt packs and Laneige’s multiberry yoghurt sleeping packs. Those are my top 2 yoghurt loves~ ❤

Too Cool For School Egg Cream Mask ($5)

There is a bloom of basic pantry ingredients products lately- egg, mayonnaise, sugar, salt. You name it. It may sound iffy at first but some of those do work for me!

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And don’t worry, this one does not smell of poultry or rotten eggs at all! Amazingly it is also free of paraben, mineral oils, benzopenone-9, and triethanolamine, making the mask suitable for sensitive skin.

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I do think anyone who wants brighter skin should try this. Another product from this range which I felt was worth trying is their Mousse Pack.

They were some of TCFS’s bestsellers.

I love TCFS for their whimsical and original designs. I bet many do too, and that prompts counterfeiters to mass-produce fakes to sell on Ebay. Please be aware~ Thankfully, we can trust Beauteque for their authentic product curations.

Echoice Fermented Tea Drinks Sleeping Pack ($12)

I have had another tube of this sleeping pack and used more than half of it already. While it contains all the goodness of jasmine, rose and green tea, this pack is incredibly mild. Not that it does nothing, but it puts on a coat to protect the skin against drying in the driest of winter.

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Texture wise, it is a lucent cream which spreads like watery gel. It does not smell of anything in particular…probably only slightly of tea.

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I would not say this is an amazing product. it did not wow me but I would still use it once in awhile…like vaseline lol. E choice produces some really cheap but okay products. Their marketing strategy seems to be to promote a “Good price market” standpoint (similar to the next product by Evas). Most of their hand creams, cleansers etc are only $2-5! 😀

Evas Vitamin Cleansing Foam ($10)

I had hopes for this…but the reviews were not promising. The lovely girls of Reddit and MuT investigated the pH and found that this was pH10– too alkaline for the skin. 😦 I am not huge on pH but I know that 10 is incredibly high. Oddly though, this claims to contain vitamins, AHA etc and I would have assumed that this is slightly acidic but thats not the case.

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First impressions seemed to be alright but urgh I will not be using this myself.

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I don’t know if anyone would…this will go into my free items stash. :/

I like Evas. I mean, they make some really good products like the MaRait perfumes and Kiss the Perfume cherry blossom hair stuff. This just isn’t it.

Lastly, Beauteque’s lifestyle product this month: a cherry apron! That was quite unexpected.

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I lol-ed at the price marked for each products. They tallied up to an RRP of around $25 + some shipping. I do think this one had the lowest retail price of all the bags I have received before…I didn’t mind that because I love the first three products and think that the beauty bag serves a purpose: for us to discover things that we otherwise wouldn’t buy for ourselves.

image Kudos to the team for putting up a mix of products each time. Would you purchase this bag for the fun of it? You can get the 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.