Back with another haul! My movie trip with my girlfriend to Myeongdong has ended up with me NOT watching a movie and me buying all these new stuff that I probably cannot lug back home to Singapore.
Oh well, I always tell myself that I probably won't be back to Korea until May, so here goes!
Got stuff from Nature Republic, Missha, Banila Co and Innisfree
First up, the stuff from Nature Republic, they are having a 30%-50% sale and it has been ongoing for a while now. I always end up with something from Nature Republic, one of the korean beauty brands that I prefer.
Nature Republic - The First Fermented Bubble Cleanser (9 800 won)
I think I have been a little late jumping onto the whole bubble cleanser bandwagon. I was out with my friend, and he was looking to buy the bubble cleaser from Skin 79.
It was the first time I heard of a bubble cleanser. Prior to this, I have only tried of the bubble masks, where it first comes out of the bottle in a gel from, and it froms little bubbles when it reacts with the atmostphere. The bubbles are supposed to cleanse the pores. I got my bubble masks from Innisfree and The Saem.
This cleanser works differently as well. It's directions are to apply the cleanser on dry skin and massage the cleanser when the bubbles are formed. Sounds cool but a whole lot of work though :/
Nature Republic - The First Cream (15 400 won)
I also got the ampoule essence from this range, but havent started on it yet will get down to try it soon!
Recently in Korea, there has been a craze throughout all the Korean beauty brands to come up with SK II dupes. THE FIRST line is the Nature Republic version.
Like the SKII line, THE FIRST line is suposed to ' brighten the skin complexion and makes the skin clear and transparent'
The First line uses saccharomyces ferment which is essentially a type of yeast typically used in winemaking and baking. Really similar to pitera that is used in SKII so I'm really having pretty high hopes for this line~
The more popular ones that I am currently using and have heard good reviews about is the one from IOPE, called the Bio Essence. I would do a review on it soon^^ I am LOVING it.
Nature Republic - Snail Therapy 80 Ampoule (23 100 won)
What's korean skincare without the snail-y products. I finally caved into getting something from the snail line. Since it was on 30% sale^^
The main reason why I have put off buying anything from the snail lines is because every Korean beauty brand has its own version of it and I seriously had troubles making my decsion.
The popular ones that I have heard of are the ones from Tony Moly and Holika Holika.
Instead of getting the entire range, which I don't normally do because I like to mix and match different lines, I always choose to get either the serum, essence or the ampoule of a partiucular line. Since it is supposed to be the most concentrated and suposedly most effective.
Nature Republic - Extreme Black 3 Dot Eyeliner (6 160 won)
I have always wanted to try out eyeliner with the dotted brush. It is supposed to help fill in the gaps between the lashes, perfect for defining the eyes!
Innisfree - Jeju Volcanic Pore Clay Mask (hard) (12 000 won)
Got this after through my friend's recommendation. The innisfree jeju volcanic pore clay range is one of the most popular line of the brand. I use the cleanser back home in Singapore and really enjoyed it.
Banila Co - Friday Night Cream Blusher (Corally Red) (14 000 won)
From their newest 2012 winter collection, its really creamy and pigmented. There are 3 colours in the collection.
Banila Co - 시크릿 하이라이터 브러쉬/ Secret Highlighter Brush (20 000 won)
If there is one thing that I love about Banila Co, it would be their brushes. They come up with the softest, best quaility brushes at really affordable prices. I would say that they are comparable to Mac's brushes. LOVE
Till next time then!