Oriflame UK – Skincare/Beauty Christmas Gift Ideas 🎄

Hi everyone! I’ve returned from what has probably been my 100th sudden absence from my blog. Anyway, I decided this year to not take part in Blogmas, however I still want to share with you a brand I recently came across: Oriflame. Oriflame is a widespread skincare, beauty & health/well-being online shop operating in 60+…

A second d’Alba Review

It’s been a while since I’ve shared a d’Alba review, but the good news is that since last time they have new skincare products (yay!). d’Alba White Truffle Prestige Watery Oil Usually I’d leave my favourite item until last, however I really want to talk about my favourite first because its an oil that I…

[Gifted] Troiareuke Skincare Review 💭

Troiareuke Acsen Toc Toner I first heard about Troiareuke 4 more years ago. From what I understand they’re a dermatology clinic standard skincare brand who have their own Spa, but have since made their products available to the public. The first item I tried from their Acsen line is the ‘Toc Toner’. The toner’s name…

[AD-Gifted] ByWishtrend Review 🍁

Finally I got round to trying some ByWishtrend products – most of you will probably know that this brand is owned by ‘Wishtrend’, who are successful distributors of selected Kbeauty brands including Klairs. For now I’ll be concentrating on reviewing two ByWishtrend products: the ‘Green Tea & Enzyme Powder Wash’ & their ‘Acid-Duo Hibiscus 63…

[Gifted] Naturekind AHA Skincare Review 💧💦

Not too long ago I reviewed Naturekind’s Tea Tree infused skincare range. Today I return with reviews of their AHA line which consists of 3 products, whereas the tea tree line included 4 items. All the products featured here today can be purchased separately and don’t actually come as a set, so I hope you…

[Gifted] Mother Made skincare review 🌳🌱

Mother Made skincare is a global brand who strive to bring state-of-the-art cosmetic science throughout simplistic yet innovative products; all of which are preservative-free and cruelty-free. Several of their products are versatile and have undergone rigorous testing stages throughout their making, due to being made from scratch. Furthermore the brand aim to to invent new…

[AD-Gifted] – Naturekind Skincare Review 💚

Today’s skincare review is based on a Tea Tree infused skincare line by the Korean brand named ‘Naturekind’. I want to cover as many details about these products as possible, so I’m prewarning you that this may be a lengthy post compared to usual; therefore feel free to skip through sections as you please. Tea…

[Ad-Gifted] – Barulab Sheet Mask Review 💙💛

Barulab, focus on “replenishing” skin rather than just hydrating and cleansing skin: two ways to achieve this is via their two main/most popular products, which both happen to be sheet masks. This review will detail everything from the ingredients to my experience of both sheet masks, along with the mention of my personal preference between…

August Favourites.

August favourites, or more appropriately this should be titled ‘my summer favourites’ or, ‘I’ve run out of blog post ideas, and don’t want to talk about gloomy stuff again’ – but that would be too long of a heading. It’s possibly been as long as a year ago since I did a favourites themed post:…

[Ad-Gifted] – Tosowoong Skincare Review

Today’s product review is all about skincare from the brand Tosowoong. This review will cover 3 products, one with of which is a tool for blackhead removal and pore size maintenance. Tosowoong SOS Repair Clinic Blue Marine Bubble Toner Most noticeable of all, this is a jumbo bottle (1000ml) of toner that has an attachable…

Teriyaki Pork Rice Bowl (recipe review) 🥢

A few days ago, August 15th marked the anniversary of South Korea’s independence: more commonly named ‘National Liberation Day of Korea’. For many Korean citizens, they were able to take a rare day off from work and daily responsibilities to be patriotic, reflective of the fast development of their country despite the difficult circumstances their…

Abib Mild Acidic pH sheet mask review (Honey fit) 🍯

Quite often I walk around OliveYoung, one of the biggest drugstore chains in Korea, liking the variety of sheet masks available; but more often than not I don’t appreciate the prices of most items (if you know what I mean). This Abib Mild Acidic pH sheet mask, honey fit version, caught my eye due to…

Diary 14 – Now it’s Summer.

It has exceeded more than a month since I wrote a diary entry… Now its Summer. Not a lot has changed in my life since my last update, but just because nothing has moved forward in my life, time being the only thing to progress, I don’t think things are going poorly nor something to…

d’Alba Skincare Review

The skincare brand d’Alba initially derived from a Italian sanctuary of the same name: specialising in the cultivation of white truffles, also known as ‘diamonds in the ground’. White truffles’ purpose is to infuse skincare with it’s anti-inflammatory and anti-aging properties; i.e. Enzymes known as ‘Superoxide Dismutase’. White truffle further holds Vitamins C & B12…

[AD-Gifted]: Glowhill Glam Glow Make Up Facial Mask Review ✨

I tried two of the Glowhill Glam Make Up Facial Masks/글램 골드 메이크업 페이셜 마스크 a little while back. These masks are available in two versions: gold and pink. What makes these masks unique is that they functions as a pearlescent makeup base/’tone up’, giving skin a radiant glow perfect for achieving a glossy makeup…

[Ad-Gifted]: Glowhill Glow Masks (Review) ✨

For today’s skincare review, we have the Glowhill Xenoverse Black Glow Mask & Aurora White Hole Glow mask; which I’m sure is something you glitter & space theme lovers will want to try! Both are 15~20 minute (- as long as you don’t apply an overly thick layer) peel-off masks, yet each have a different…

[Ad-Gifted]: G9skin Pink Blur Hydrogel Eye Patches Review.

A few months ago I started using Hydrogel Eyepatchs on the odd occasion but wasn’t satisfied with packets containing 2 pairs at most. Thanking to G9skin I now have a tub of their ‘Pink Blur Hydrogel Eye patches’ to use at least once a week or “whenever wrinkle improvement is desired”. The packaging states that…

[Ad-Gifted]: Keep Cool Soothe Bamboo Toner Review 🌿

Not to long ago I reviewed the matching serum to this Keep Cool Soothe Bamboo Toner/킵쿨 수드 대나무 토너 (350ml). Usually I’m not the sort of person to use multiple products in a range, just because they correspond with each other I just don’t feel like it’s necessary to use a whole collection; especially if…

[Ad-Gifted]: Glowhill Total Solution Glow Ampoule Pads (review) ✨

Ampoule pads: Have you used them before? To tell the truth I didn’t know they existed until I received these Glowhill Total Solution Glow Ampoule Pads. If you seek youthful, glowing, glossy skin that’s achieved through the use of skincare rather than layering uncomfortable makeup products that aim to provide the same look, then I…

Diary 13 – Overcast.

Sometimes I like rainy days. The pitter-patter of rain drops falling and trickling down a window pain or umbrella is relaxing. Sometimes rainy days paint an overcast slate grey sky, that can make 2pm on a Summer Monday resemble a cozy September evening. Lately indoors has become more of a comfort once again: I’m regretful…

[Ad-Gifted]: Keep Cool – Soothe Bamboo Serum Review 🌿

I initially became intrigued by ‘Keep Cool’ skincare, particularly their ‘Soothe’ range, as it’s target beneficiaries are those with Sensitive Dehydrated Oily Skin: my skin type exactly. Firstly, I’d like to discuss the ‘Keep Cool Soothe Bamboo Serum/깁쿨 수드 대나무 세럼’ (50ml): 🌿 The serum utilizes bamboo water in replacement of typical mineral water found…

[Ad-Gifted]: TheYeon Toning7 Radiance Liquid Cream Review 🌼

On Thursday I received TheYeon Toning7 Radiance Liquid Cream & I can already say that I’m very impressed! First of all, not often do we come across a skincare product that can act as a toner and light emulsion at the same time. To be exact the packaging states that it’s an “intensive liquid moisturiser…

[Ad-Gifted]: Manuka RX Ointment Review 💛 🇳🇿

Dry skin, combination skin, oily skin: whichever your skin type we all experience skin issues that need a little TLC with a natural remedy. The Manuka RX ointment, infused with Manuka Oil sourced from New Zealand, is “a local topical application for burns, chafing, cuts, cracked skin, splinters, minor abrasions, wounds, insect bites and nappy…

[AD-Gifted]: Ground Plan 24hr Secret Mist Plus Review 🕒

Until recently, I had always associated face mists with supplying a top-up of extra hydration throughout the daytime, and didn’t regard it as an essential item mainly due to not having dry skin. I now realise that I misjudged face mists, purely because I naively suspected that all mists were more or less the same:…

Dr G. Green Mild Up Sunscreen Review 💚

Even if you have never come across another Dr. G skincare product before, its still highly likely that you have stumbled upon this face sunscreen one way or another. Currently, for a prolonged time now, this sunscreen has remained the most sold & top rated product of it’s category on leading kbeauty distributing websites: both…

Be Your Own Hype Man.

Gladly, I think we can all say that the discussion of Mental Health is more acceptable and widely spread than say around 5+ years ago. A large part of promoting a positive mindset, whether it be for yourself or others, is surrounding yourself with good or trustworthy people who you can vent to in times…

Diary #12 – Coffee helps ☕

I’m unsure how to describe the week just past… It’s had it’s highs, then again it’s had it’s lows just as any week for the majority of us. All I know is that coffee helps. Half of me is sick to death with social media being swarmed by the constant body shaming of others, and…

Diary #11 – ‘Get it beauty’ con & turning 24 💄🎂

Tuesday 30th April I met up with my new friend Mara for some lunch, followed by coffee. I’m sure she won’t mind me introducing you to her as she also is present in the beauty blogging seen, just over on Instagram. It was only our second meet-up, so spending the afternoon together helped us to…

24 things I’ve learnt in 24 years.

Learning is a lifelong process: it doesn’t stop when we leave school or university, nor does it stop when we are married with children or when we retire. Tag style posts like this one have been circling around for some time now, and I always considered them to be pointless due to people not necessarily…

Aneuken Coffee ☕

“A word is dead when it is said, some say. I say it just begins to live that day.” – Emily Dickinson (1830-1886). Along the busy street, among the brightly lit cafés and shops, Aneukan Coffee Café stood out beside others with is soft lighting and spacious interior. The café is divided into two halves:…

Diary #10 – Just go for it 🙌

For the past week and a half, I wouldn’t say I’ve experienced a sudden serge in confidence, yet I’ve certainly lived by the ‘just go for it’ motto. With this attitude in mind I have been able to speak-up a bit, sitting less in silence. I still think it will take some time to coax…

73 Questions with Emma – Vogue Parody 💭

Happy Sunday to all! Today I bring you a slightly different blog post to you: a 73 Questions tag inspired by Vogue magazine. My Twitter pal Mari, created this Parody & tagged me along with others to join the fun. Usually, I don’t do tag-style blog posts, as they aren’t unique and undifferential from tags…

[Review]: Dewytree Fitness Deep Mask 🌿💜

The majority of sheet masks available are created with the intention to provide intense hydration or at least restore moisture back into skin from the surface layer through to the Epidermis: this can be achieved with a mutlitude of specialist indregients which make up the ampoule in which a sheet mask is drenched in; at…

[Review]: Etude House Baking Powder Pore Cleansing Foam 🤔

Outside of Korea, most of us turn to kbeauty and fashion websites to purchase skincare products belonging to Korean, Japanese and Chinese brands. Among the most affordable and popular items on sites including Yesstyle for example, the Etude House Baking Powder range often is featured on their home/most highly rated items pages. Despite using Korean…