Korean Beauty Haul (Yesstyle)

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So this is the post to accompany my YouTube video as promised. For those of you who prefer blog posts or just wanted to know a bit more about the products I hope you enjoy this post ūüôā

COSRX_Toner_So my first product is the COSRX AHA/BHA Clarifying Treatment Toner (Yesstyle, ¬£13.86). AHA is great for removing dead skin and fading acne scars. BHA (also called salicylic acid) gets into your pores and helps to get rid of whiteheads and blackheads. I’m hoping this will help with clearing up my skin and it’s had a lot of good reviews. COSRX products are designed for acne-prone (and thus sensitive) skin so they are free of major irritants like fragrance.

 

 

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The second of my COSRX products is this¬†Low pH Good Morning Gel Cleanser¬†(Yesstyle, ¬£10.58). This cleanser is designed to work in tandem with COSRX’s AHA/BHA products and is, like the above toner, designed to be very gentle on the skin. It’s always good to be aware that ingredients in different products may not always go well together, especially if you follow a multi-step cleansing routine.

 

 

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I also got a couple of innisfree products in this haul as they are one of my favourite brands and I always manage to find something I want from their products. This cute little product is the¬†innisfree No Sebum Mineral Powder¬†in emoji #1 (Yesstyle, ¬£5.83). I got this powder in a limited edition emoji version. It’s just the right size to slip into my bag and just looks so cute.

 

IFBOB_1This¬†innisfree Jeju Volcanic Blackhead Out Balm¬†(Yesstyle, ¬£11) is a part of a range¬†of Jeju Volcanic products offered by innisfree. I completely forgot I had ordered this product and actually purchased both the clay face mask and nose peeling mask, both of which target clogged pores. I like those products so I’m hopeful about this one too.

 

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I never usually have much luck with BB creams as I have a very awkward skin tone to match to. However this¬†MIZON Snail Repair Blemish Balm (Yesstyle, ¬£14.68)¬†appears to lack the orangeness that BB creams can sometimes have. It is also both a snail product and has metallic packaging (I love anything metallic!) so I couldn’t resist getting this to try out.

 

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Because my skin is so sensitive I normally try and avoid physical exfoliators but I’ve heard lots of good reviews about this¬†Skinfood Black Sugar Mask Wash Off¬†(Yesstyle, ¬£8.04). It’s been recommended online by quite a lot of acne-prone YouTubers. It is quite easy to dilute this product just by adding water or toner when you put it and leaving it to sink in rather than scrubbing it into the skin.

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This¬†Elizavecca Vitamin C 100% Powder + Vita-Multi Whitening Source Serum¬†(Yesstyle, ¬£11.73) comes in three parts. First is the serum (left), then the vitamin C powder and little mixing serum bottle (below). I don’t usually go for serums that require mixing but this one looked very fun and I really like Elizavecca products so I thought I’d give it a try. Vitamin C is great for the skin and for getting a nice glowing complexion.

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To use this product you put a bit of the powder into the bottle and add the appropriate amount of serum to dissolve the powder. Then apply a couple of drops to your skin. Alternatively you can mix the powder and serum on the back of you hand and then apply without using the mixing bottle.

 

 

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This Elizavecca Milky Piggy Elastic Pore Cleansing Foam¬†(Yesstyle, ¬£8.78) wasn’t actually in my order but was a spare from my sister’s (and who am I to turn down free things?). This cleanser contains charcol, which is a great deep cleansing ingredient. I am hoping that this isn’t too messy a product (anyone who has ever tried the¬†Lush¬†Dark Angel Face Wash will know that charcol can make an awful lot of mess).

 

 

 

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I bought this LadyKin Affinitic Whitening Moisturiser (Travel Size) (Yesstyle, £2.88) as a useful little moisturiser to keep in my bag. Again a snail product (they just work really well with my skin) this product is just so cute!

 

 

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So this OMI Water in Lip (Apple Sherbert) (Yesstyle, £3.62) is actually a Japanese product. I always like to keep a lip sil on me as my lips get very dry and apple sherbert is such a nice flavour that I just had to get this one. I always seem to have at least one Japanese product every time I do a Korean beauty haul. You can get this product in a range of flavours such as peach and strawberry.

 

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So these¬†Showroom Print Earphones with Mic #77¬†(Yesstyle, ¬£2.88) aren’t actually a beauty product but these super cheap knock-offs of iPhone headphones were too tempting to turn down. If they work they’ll be a bargain as iPhone headphones can be so expensive!

 

 

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This incredibly cute Etude House Heating Eye Mask (Yesstyle, £3.62) looks perfect for giving my eyes a little TLC. I spend most of my time staring at screens or at books so my eyes get very strained, especially as I have bad eyesight already.

 

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As with any good beauty order I also received a couple of samples. The first is the COSRX Advanced Snail All in One Cream (full price: Yesstyle, £17.96). I actually want to buy this product so this a pretty useful sample.

 

 

 

 

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The second sample is a¬†skin79 Super+ Beblesh Balm Triple Functions¬†(full size: Yesstyle, ¬£13.21). This conatins gold and caviar, both of which are great ingredients for brightening up your skin. I’ve never tried anything by this brand before so it’ll be nice to try this out.

 

 

So I hope you enjoyed this post and please do check out my YouTube channel!

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCsYuSTZgGK8ZNOGZsK9Jz7Q

Annabelle x

 

 

 

Now on YouTube!

Very exciting news – I am now on YouTube! You can find my first video about my latest Korean beauty haul here:

As always I’ll be reviewing the products in this video as I go and I’ll be posting soon about this haul, with more details on the products if any of you guys are interested to know more.

I hope you enjoy!

Annabelle x

Review: Chanel Rouge Coco Shine No. 54 Boy Lipstick

Chanel_Lipstick_5This¬†is a lipstick that I’ve repurchased now multiple times and remains one of my go to favourites. The colour comes out lighter than the picture here shows although I do find the pictures on the online shopping websites make it look a little lighter than it is. I got this from the Chanel counter in Boots for ¬£20, though most places sell this for around ¬£28. You can buy this at Debenhams and House of Fraser, among other places.

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The lipstick is a warm, darker nude.¬†It’s great for quickly putting on and instantly looking like you’ve put time into your lips. As it is a little darker than my natural lip colour I sometimes lighten this with a sheer lip gloss or one that’s just a shade lighter. This lipstick is quite moisturising on the lips and it doesn’t dry out my lips as many lipsticks can do. It lasts quite a while, especially if you seal it with a little gloss on top.

So while this certainly isn’t the cheapest lipstick around I feel it is worth the money. This range offers lipsticks in a whole variety¬†of colours and I have quite a few different ones because of how much I like them.

Annabelle x

Review: The Face Shop Jeju Volcanic Lava Peel-Off Clay Nose Mask

TFS_Jeju_Nose_Clay)MaskI bought this product to try and tackle my blackheads (sadly they’re incredibly persistent). I’ve heard a lot of good stuff about jeju volcanic lava and it’s a popular¬†ingredient for innisfree, which is one of my favourite skincare brands. I bought this mask for about ¬£6.00 in TK Maxx and you can get it online from places like Yesstyle for pretty much the same price.

So I have to admit my first impression of this product was a bit mixed. The smell is pretty nice and I quite like the simple packing. The mask has a very sticky, almost rubbery texture. I’ve never seen a mask like it before and I actually looked it up online to check that it really was supposed to be like that! It is super easy to use, you just put it on your nose in a fairly thick and even layer, leave it to dry for about 10-15 minutes and then peel it off. Afterwards my nose actually felt really nice and soft, which is a nice side effect. With sensitive skin as well I often have problems with clay masks if they are a little harsh but this was really gentle on my skin.

If you put it on using your fingers (as I do) you will need to wash it off your hands under some warm water because in its non-dried form this product is quite stubborn to get off.

After using it for a while to be honest I didn’t really notice a big change in reducing my blackheads but since it does leave my skin soft and glowy I will finish it off. If you have a serious issue with blackheads you might want to try a chemical BHA product instead as this will go into your pores and be less harsh on your skin. I’ll be trying out some different BHA products so if you’re interested I’ll be posting about that in the near future.

Annabelle x

 

Review: L’Oreal Paris Volume Million Lashes Mascara: Feline

LOreal_Million_Lashes_Mascara_1So I got this mascara a little while ago (£10.99, Superdrug) because I needed a new big volume mascara. I had heard some good things about this mascara though I admit the lovely metallic packaging was also a big draw. I just love anything metallic.

This mascara does give you good volume and makes your eyes look really open. Though I’d definitely curl your eyelashes beforehand if you don’t usually because it can be a bit heavy, especially if you use more than one coat of it. The fallout isn’t too bad, though you do occasionally get black marks under your eyes from it. I’d probably recommend putting this on before your foundation as it doesn’t wipe away too easily. I have quite long lashes naturally so if you have shorter lashes you should be alright.

While this gives you great volume it can be a bit clumpy so you’d want to either have a little brush to separate out the lashes or put it on top of a more delicate mascara. Personally I like to use it over the Dior Diorshow Iconic High Definition Lash Curler Mascara (¬£25, Boots). If you want something a bit cheaper though I find little travel sized mascaras are often great as an under-layer.

Overall, I liked this mascara but since it was more good than amazing I probably would try something else rather than repurchase it.

Annabelle x

Review: My Beauty Diary White Lily Brightening Essence Mask

MBD_White_Lily_MaskI’ve used a lot of different MBD sheet masks before and I’ve liked all them so far, this one included. MBD is a great Taiwanese brand that is pretty much credited with starting off the whole sheet mask craze.

This sheet mask comes with lots of essence so there’s plenty left over to put on your skin (it’s especially good to put it on your neck) or to save for¬†a later time to give it a little boost. While you should seal the packet if you don’t want to use it pretty soon I have found that if you use this mask in the evening then put on the essence in the morning you can leave out sealing the packet if you can’t be bothered or simply forget.

MBD masks do tend to be quite small and they are often very thin so you have to be careful not to rip them. Before opening the little packet it’s best to check if the mask is in the way of where you’re trying to tear the packet open as you can accidentally tear the mask from this. But they’re also really light on your skin and very gentle. This particular mask sheet contains Multi-silk, which is super soft on your skin. After using this mask I really feel like my skin has a noticeable dewy glow. It’s a really nice mask for brightening your skin and since you can buy it in a set it’s pretty cheap too.

Annabelle x