Another couple of months and another sweet work surpurrrrrrise from PinkSeoul! The July/August PLUS box that was sent to us for review contained a couple of items that tickled many of our viewers: the Rose Essence Soft Cream Blusher from Skinfood and the Benton Fermentation, among others.
Tis the season of travelling, and TRYING to travel light and pass TSA checks and all that b.s. Thus I am enthusiastic about any beauty products that come in powder form. That means you can carry way over the pesky 3 fl oz rule, be adequately ensured that you have enough in the case of an apocalypse, and avoid spills.
Behold the Squa Powder Wash from HABA Pure Roots
The health food store called Westerly on 8th Avenue takes your whole paycheck with just one aisle of its organic, hand grown, hand raised, stroked, massaged and coddled products, and that’s just the lettuce. However, I go during lunch time anyway becase there’s actually NOTHING good to eat sometimes in Hell’s Kitchen, New York. True story.
On a whim, I once picked up Earth Science Naturals skin tonic spray. The good people of Earth Science Naturals saw this and noticed. Kristen and the Earthscience Naturals Team sent us a ginormous box of their new Ceramide Care shampoos and conditioners to try. I received a massive box of 8 full sized shampoos and conditioners to the questioning looks of my boss.
Behold one of the Ceramide Care Shampoo & Conditioner sets:
There’s a new sheriff in town in the realm of K-Beauty subscription boxes: PinkSeoul. And she sent us a complimentary box full of wonders for us to review. Being the greedy, super saturated, grabby-handed furrrreeee stuphs loving purrrrson that I am, I lunged for it:
Behold the PinkSeoul Plus Box for May/June:
This past week has been one of the least fun weeks of my life for many reasons, one of which was being bedridden with a severe case of the flu. Now I know why/how people actually can die from the flu, no joke.
In the haze of a 102-degree fever, I dreamt that I was in a middle of a gnarly Battle-Royale type situation, slashing people and being slashed. When I came to, I glanced at the two things that always make things better: Miss Roxy and my collection of skin care shit.
This was purrrrchased on a whim from oo35mm because it seemed to have serious brayin’ power. Look at the name:
Elizavecca Milky Piggy Silky Creamy Donkey Steam Cream Mask Pack
I was in Atlanta (do they still call it Hot-lanta?) visiting a baby (always feel compelled to clarify that it’s not mine) and picked up an amazing night/sleeping mask that I’d never seen on the shelves before. As soon as our eyes met, they locked and we were in lurrve. I said “I must have you,” and she said “Only $45 baby” Online is much more and I’ve not seen it often in stores.
Being a fan of The History of Whoo (among my first KoreanBeauty loves) I knew she’s another good one and would never let me down. I was right, Whew (or do I mean whoohoo?)
Since our last meet up around Christmas, Angela generously gifted me many good stuphs, including this tanning powder. By Asian standards I am a shade of “too-dark” so I think she’s just trying to foil my good looks. Ahem. Also she’s reviewed it here (in the lighter shade Sunkissed), but this is my second professional opinion.
Behold the Vita Liberata Trystal Self Tanning Bronzing Minerals in No. 2 Bronze
What’s love without a little PAIN? So I got into a little cat fight. By a little I mean my face was mauled. By cat fight I mean, cat fight.
Miss Roxy, startled from the sound of a mocking cucaracha or what-have-you, launched from the bed full force one night at 3AM and took tiny pieces of my facial skin in her back claws. Those chubby, stout toes apparently can still stretch out evil mean claws.
I was very upset (but not at her…oh the forgiveness of a mother) at the possibility of looking like Scarface forever. This pic below was 24 hours after I cleaned the wound and the blood had coagulated. I should’ve taken the initial zombie pic with sticky blood running down my face.
Behold Jason Vitamin E 32,000 i.u oil to the rescue:
If you can bee-lieve it, I’d (Renee) been super beesy hitting the icy East coast slopes to try and ride my snowboard and Angela has been keeping the blog alive….or shall I say ahive? Kakakaka. T’is good to have a partner ain’t it? Anybody wanna guest post?
So since I keep my hair in a long braid out, it has been super fried from the ice, especially when gravity drags me head first down the mountain. HAD to bust out this gaw-geous set that I picked up from Ichimi Cosme.
Behold the Honeyce Juicy Spa line:
Cremorlab is one of those Korean brands that I (Angela) first spotted at an American retailer (Peach & Lily) and that I never see talked about on the few Korean Instagrams that I follow. The cream we’re about to review is also $72 for a tiny 45ml/1.52 fl. oz.–a side-eye-worthy price when a big appeal of K-beauty is the lower cost compared to Western luxury brands. In short, take Cremorlab’s K-beauty credentials with a grain of salt.
However, the people demanded that I review the Cremorlab Triple Bright White Bloom Floral Cream. Seriously. I polled y’all on Instagram about the next moisturizer that I should use and review, and this one beat out two other creams.