All posts tagged: cosrx

Beauty Empties [02] | Spring 2018

Another time to dumpster dive! You can read my first empties post here if interested. I include reviewed & non-reviewed cosmetics from my usual skincare to hair care, along with some household scents [because I can]. I was surprised I had no makeup to contribute this time, but this is a skincare dominated trash bin. The Good: Tosowoong Apricot Seed Oil Nip + Fab Glycolic Fix Serum April Skin Sugar Coconut Cream Missha Premium 95% Aloe Soothing Gel Missha All Around Safe Block Sun Essence SPF 45+ CeraVe Skin Renewing Night Cream Skin Aqua UV Super Moisture Milk SPF 50+ Kind Natured Heavenly Coconut & Passion Flower Body Wash Shea Moisture Manuka Honey & Mafura Oil Intensive Hydration Hair Masque The Average: Seoul Ceuticals Day Glow Serum Boots Essentials Cucumber Eye Gel Drunk Elephant Virgin Marula Luxury Facial Oil Simple Kind to Skin Refreshing Facial Wash Gel Drunk Elephant B-Hydra Intensive Hydration Gel Living Proof Perfect Hair Day Cosrx Salicylic Acid Daily Gentle Cleanser Yes to Carrots Scalp Relief Shampoo Mizon Enjoy Fresh Sweet Honey …

The 3rd Annual Skincare Dundies: Stud & Dud Cosmetics of 2017

This year has been different for me in a variety of different ways, including skincare. I was not nearly as experimental with new products, I found myself returning to cosmetics that were familiar & loved. I minimized my routine, not even bothering with it some of the time. I took a different approach to the 2017 Skincare Dundies, it will not be as extensive or feature the latest cosmetics as in years past. The focus will shift to my absolute tried & true favorite cosmetics of each category, accompanied by the most loathed product I have ever slathered on my face. Let’s try something new together, shall we? Oil Cleansers Loved: Tosowoong Apricot Seed Cleansing Oil This cleanser was included in one of my very first blog posts nearly three years ago now, that’s hard for me to even believe. I praised it highly in a post where I compared multiple oil cleansers, however this year was the first time I had repurchased it in quite some time & I am questioning why I had …

The Skincare Sample Week Challenge II

I apologize for the hiatus! If you follow me on the social media then you might have noticed I am officially a French resident, my first “celebration” of this move was to get sick! I noticed while I was packing for the move from Austria that my skincare sample stash was starting to overflow so it seemed like a perfect time to do another round of Skincare Sample Routine Week! My initial post in April goes into more depth about my attitude towards free samples, personal methodology for de-cluttering & some conclusion statistics on my “sample findings”. The initial post is linked above if you would like to read more, otherwise TL:DR version is I throw away most free skincare samples & I only keep samples I genuinely want to try. The Challenge Before we jump into the samples, I will just preface with a few variables because cosmetics & reviews are such a personal thing! I have a dry & dehydrated skin, my MAC shade in NC20. I do have scent sensitivities that can trigger migraines, but …

Review: Ciracle Anti-Wrinkle Drama Essence

I have not been the kindest to my skin in the last quarter century. I do not sleep as much as I should. I am a beach bum in summer, not to mention the countless hours I spend hiking & jogging under the scorching sun. I indulge in the occasional comfort foods. I drink. I stress. It is all part of life though, it is for all of us; so starting anti-aging early was important to me. It is always easier to take preventative measures than reverse damage later on. However, I have had some growing pains while trying to find an anti-aging skincare regimen that works for me. Many products have been too irritating or drying on my dehydrated, dry skin. As I searched for alternatives, peptides seemed like a great addition to exfoliants & acids. So what better to try than this new peptide-laden beauty on the market?   Ciracle is a South Korean cosmetic brand that is the little sister of the popular Cosrx. The similarities to Cosrx are highlighted by the short …

The 2015 Favorites: First Annual Skincare Choice Dundies

Anyone else feeling the Starfish Lord & Snail Gods in this Chili’s tonight? Now that we have confirmed I have watched far too many reruns of The Office, let us get on to the topic of tonight: Skincare. I have been indulging in skincare for a few years now, it has been a long journey of product hoarding & error. I feel like this year was the first time I finally began grasping everything: The scientific research & ingredients, budgeting, made some great friends in the community, and discovered products that actually work. So I decided to close out the year 2015 by honoring some of my favorites for dry skin, Michael Scott style! You’ll laugh, you might cringe, and you’re wallet will definitely cry after realizing all the pretty skincare things you cannot live without in 2016! Best Oil-Based Cleanser Runner-Up: Kose Deep Cleansing Oil This is the most economical [Cost effective per ounce] oil cleanser I have ever used, but that is not the main feature that makes this oil cleanser attractive. It …