Showing posts with label The Face Shop. Show all posts
Showing posts with label The Face Shop. Show all posts

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Junniku's "1000" Giveaway Paloozah!

I don't know why I call myself "Junniku" for giveaway titles. Hmm.


So...
Happy holidays! Happy Hanukkah! Merry Christmas! Happy holidays!


I haven't really had too many giveaways on this blog so far. I'm calling this my "first" giveaway because it is, in a way. This is the first giveaway that's provided by me (i.e. not sponsored).


To celebrate the holidays/1000+ followers/your awesomeness, here's a Korean cosmetics giveaway! I've actually been planning this for the longest time. Ever. My friends have been like "...you're never gonna do this giveaway... -__-"
But taaadaaah~

I just really wanted to thank you guys for being so nice to me, and putting up with my nonsense. My blogging schedule has been crap, I rarely post these days because of school (ahem, I'll be posting regularly in a month or two). But you still stick around! Y'all the best.


Giveaway details 
- Giveaway ends: Dec. 19th. 2013.
- International giveaway (shipping shouldered by me)
- 2 winners will be chosen by Rafflecopter 
- 2 different prize packs

- You choose what prize pack you'd like (If you win, I'll contact you and you'll pick then)
- If both winners want the same prize, first winner drawn will take it (2nd winner drawn will receive the other pack)

- Must follow all the mandatory rules. No exceptions. 
- Must be 18+ to enter, or have parental permission to join.
- False entries will automatically merit disqualification.
- All items are 100% new. Not swatched, not expired, etc. 
- Sealed/unopened



So there's 2 prize packs. 



Prize Pack 1 ("The Etude")
Includes:
- Etude House Moistfull Collagen skincare kit 
- Etude House "dear my blooming lips talk" OR204
- Etude House "dear darling tint"
- Etude House "Precious Mineral" BB cream (Shade: Sand Beige)
- 2 Etude House "ice cream" nail polishes OR204, PP501.
- The Face Shop "pink cushion" blusher
- Tonymoly bunny bar #3 "Juicy apple"
- Palladio pink eyeshadow 
- Missha pink hand cream
- 10 different face masks (From Tonymoly, The Face Shop, etc. I've included my favourite "C&F" masks as well, so you can try and see the magic!~)
- Lots 'o samples (Tonymoly, Skinfood, Etude House, Missha, and more.)


I realize the pictures are hideous and dark. ;o; Sobsob.









Prize Pack 2 ("The Horse") 
Includes: 
- Mizon "Rice Real" cleansing foam 
- Tonymoly bunny "moist" mist 
- Tonymoly "blackhead out oil gel" egg
- Tonymoly backstage gel eyeliner "01 black"
- Tonymoly bunny bar #4 "Juicy Cherry"
- 3 The Face Shop nail polishes 
- 2 The Face Shop nail masks (lemon and paraffin)
- 3 Essie nail polishes (from the highly-raved-about summer 2013 collection)
- eBay lashes (I tried a box out, and they're actually really fun to play with!)
- Missha green hand cream 
- 10 different face masks (From Tonymoly, The Face Shop, etc. I've included my favourite "C&F" masks as well, so you can try and see the magic!~)
- A ridiculous amount of samples (Tonymoly, Skinfood, Etude House, Missha, and more.)



*Picture of 10 masks not pictured. It's basically the same as the above set's.^



That honestly took forever to write out... anyways!




Giveaway Rules 
Mandatory: Follow me on GFC (publicly) and Bloglovin'. (Both platforms, please.)

- All other entries are "bonus".
- No giveaway blogs/accounts may enter.
- Failing to follow on GFC+BL = disqualified.
- This is not a "join and dip" giveaway. If you're planning on unfollowing/whatever nonsense, just save your time and don't enter in the first place. 
- Winners have 48 hours to respond to my email. If no response is given, new people will be chosen.



- Fill in the Rafflecopter entry below. 



a Rafflecopter giveaway



Giveaway banner 
(host it on your blog for more entries!)




Note: Just to clear something up - you don't have to comment which prize you want. The Rafflecopter doesn't offer a choice to "pick" which prize pack, either.
- The 2 winners will be contacted, and that's when they tell me which pack they want.

For the comments, you can just answer whatever christmas gift you want from family/friends/yourself/etc this year. I'm curious!~~~

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

[Haul] Korean cosmetics haul + Back to School! [Tonymoly, Etude House, Skinfood, Holika Holika, etc.]

Heyo!

It's been some time since my last Korean cosmetics haul (it has, right? uhh) and I'm back with another! I stocked up on products (and clothes) before the upcoming school year. I don't start classes until the 9th, see. I'm too busy to (frequently) shop during the school year, so hopefully these will last me until the Winter break!

The majority of these products were purchased by myself at Pacific mall (a huge asian mall), eBay and Eaton Centre (a mall in Toronto). Only the Etude tint, colorpop and Laneige pack were sponsored - thanks, ibuybeauti!

The picture below are taken all at Pacific mall: Holika Holika, Missha and Tonymoly. All of the stores had "Back to School" (B2S) sales, and there were lots of products marked down! I personally don't think it was marked down enough for me to go insane, but meh - better than original retail price, still more expensive than eBay.



On the picture above, do you see the red dot on the upper left hand corner? That was a product from Holika Holika - the packaging was absolutely gorgeous and elegant! It looked so expensive, so I was curious and asked the SA how much it cost.

It was $200+. *o*
 Whhhhaaatt...

Anyways - to the haul! I'll start off by showing my Korean (and a bit of Japanese) cosmetics, and then finish off with my "Back to School" clothing haul. 





List of items in this haul

1. Tonymoly sheet masks (10 green tea, 2 aloe)
2. Tonymoly lip scrub 

3. The Face Shop sheet masks (3 green tea)
4. The Face Shop eyelash curler 
5. The Face Shop acne solution foam cleansing 
6. The Face Shop pure water facial mist
7. The Face Shop jelly jello lip tint (02 enamel red)

8. Etude House CC cream - silky 
10. Etude House Fresh Cherry tints (PK001 and RD301)
11. Etude House Nymph Aura Volumer Baby Glow Balm (02 natural beige)
12. Etude House gradation nail sets (#2, #9)

13. Missha Perfect M BB cream (#23)
14. Skinfood sheet masks ("Time Magazine" food mask set)
15. Shiseido "pureness" deep cleansing foam 
16. eBay false eyelashes (3 packs) 

17. Mizon honey black sugar scrub 
18. Nature Republic Aloe Vera 92% Soothing Gel 
19. Kiss me Heroine make "long and curl" mascara
21. Dermal sheet masks (4 "red ginseng")
22. Bioderma micellar water 


Masks




Somebody save me - I have a true addiction to sheet masks. I kid you not. This stack was supposed to be bigger, but somehow I managed to summon all the willpower I had to not buy an extra 20. These face masks are from a variety of stores: C+F, Dermal, Tonymoly, The Face Shop, Skinfood. 

To be honest, I'm not a really big fan of Tonymoly masks. I find them just "average", and nothing that really benefits my skin. It's just nice to use every once in a while, that's all (+my addiction). 

The C+F and Dermal masks are my HG. I absolutely love them - and they're often much cheaper than Tonymoly, The Face Shop, Etude House, etc.! 



Lip products 


I bought the The Face Shop "jelly jello" lip tint and the Tonymoly lip scrub at Pacific mall. The jelly jello (love that name) tint was only $4 or something! TFS was having a "Back to School" sale, and I was able to grab this for 40% off the original price. 

The Tonymoly lip scrub was pretty expensive, though - no sales on that particular product. I think I paid $13 (with tax)? It's pretty pricey for such a tiny little thing. 



Face products (cleansers, skincare)


Okay, I admit - I probably bought way too much. I haven't even used most of these yet. The Sieseido cleanser is a repurchase for me. I used to use it back in 6th-9th grade, before I switched over to Laneige. I just thought I'd buy it again to relive my love for it! (It's so pricey though aurgh my wallet)

I know Bioderma isn't Korean or Japanese, but while I was buying the Shiseido, I decided to pick this up as well. It was on sale! How could I resist?!

I probably have way too many mists now (I rarely use any), but I also picked up that The Face Shop pure water facial mist. Why, I do not know. 

Can't wait to try this stuff! What do you want to see reviews on first? :)



Face products (makeup)


So many people were crazy about my last Etude House CC cream giveaway, and really showed interest in it. I hadn't used a CC cream before then, so I was curious about all the hype. My cousin went to Korea and while she was there, I asked her to pick this up for me! This is the silky version. 

The Missha BB cream is another repurchase for me. It doesn't match me currently (thanks, summer sun) , but I do find that it's alright in the wintertime. I just bought it... really, really early. 

The Etude House Balm (the circle thing) is a random purchase for me. I do not know why I bought it. I didn't even check the colour before buying it (I bought "02 natural beige"). I'm scared. .-.



Eye products 



The Face Shop eyelash curler was a measly $2.75. I used it before, and it was decent. It's a pretty good deal, and there's nothing to complain about, yay! 

The eBay eyelashes were a first time buy for me - they were approximately $1 per box. PER BOX. You really can't go wrong with $1, can you?! 
And also - they sell these exact lashes at Pacific mall, but charge $10+. Do not buy them, and just buy them on ebay. (They buy it there themselves, it's the exact same thing)

The Kiss Me mascara is also a repurchase, my HG mascara! It was $20, but I think it's pretty worth it. I haven't had good experiences with drugstore mascara here (Maybelline, etc), so meh. 



Nail products 


These Etude House gradation sets (09 and 02) aren't bad! They're pretty amazing, and I really, really like them! I have several other sets, so I'm not that new to these. I've never tried these particular colours though, so I'm excited! 

Okay, so that finishes up my Korean (and Japanese and "Western") cosmetics haul! I think I went a little overboard, but... YAY OVERBOARD. 




Onto the clothes that I bought! 
I didn't take detailed pictures, it's just basically a sneak peek. I'll most likely start having OOTDs on my blog soon, and these will be in them! 

These clothes were purchased by myself at Eaton Centre. It's a bunch of stuff from Club Monaco, F21, Roots and Abercrombie and Fitch (they have pretty stuff sometimes, I cannot resist). 



Club Monaco 



They had a freak sale a few days ago, and I went freaky. 50% off already marked down items? Count me innnnnnn. Some of the clothes I bought weren't 50% off though, sobsob. T__T They were just too pretty to wait until a sale came around. 

The scarf is SO soft, it's like... so soft I can't even. And it's so full as well, so poofy but thin! Y'know what I'm talking about, right? 
And it was $10. Original price: $80 or something (can't remember). 



Abercrombie and Fitch 




I bought 2 shirts, and a couple of jeans (not all of the jeans were pictured... because... why?). The sparkles and stuff on the blue shirt was just omg. I cannot get away from the sparkle. 

True, they're very shoddily sewn onto the shirt - but... sparkles! Me likes The Shiney! 

And I bought more skinny jeans. It's for the upcoming autumn/winter season, when I wear my children my lovely, lovely boots and tuck them in. I love boots so much, I can't even explain. *u* 



Roots and Forever21

The green shirt picture came out a bit weird, but... hm!



I'm not sure why the pictures of my green F21 shirt came out so... "sketchy". No idea, but in real life it doesn't look like that! I love it, it's one of my current favourite shirts (wearing it right now hehehe). 

The Roots sweatpants... these are my first pair. Everyone raved about them, but I never really "got" the craze until now. Why are they so comfy?! These are for my hobo days, and those "its too cold to go out to school but I need to in order to get an education but argh why" days. 

Those Forever21 socks! How can I say no?! (I can't seem to say "no" to a lot of stuff, hnng). They're adorable! A piggy! A kitty! Made in Korea! Me likey. 
They were $1.50, too. *u* Hohohh I'm gonna go buy more soon.


Well, that's it for my Korean cosmetics and Back-2-School haul! 




What about you?
What'd you buy in your last haul? What'd you get for B2S? What do you want me to write a review on? Am I asking too many questions?

Friday, July 19, 2013

[Review] The Face Shop volcanic clay nose strips

This is going to be a pretty embarrassing (and gross) post! 

My nose has been pretty "pluggy" the last few days. Clogged pores were just happily clogging it up! So in order to combat this, I decided to arm myself with these volcanic clay (charcoal) nose strips from The Face Shop.

You've probably seen the other version of this product: The Face Shop volcanic clay nose pack! (It's the one that comes in the tube, and is a white coloured paste.

Note: This packaging is the "newer" version of TFS's old charcoal pore strips (the packaging design was discontinued)






Description 

These strips are made of New Zealand volcanic clay, which is described as being a "pore clear agent" and a natural mineral.

"There are volcanic activities in New Zealand Rotorua area. This activity creates hot mud spots. New Zealand Rotorua Mud is one of the best three muds in the world!"

I bought the box set of these strips. The box comes with 7 separately packaged strips! If you don't want to buy 7 of them, there is always an option of buying a single strip.


"It has strong blackhead and oily secretion absorption properties. Supported with pore minimizing ingredients, the charcoal pore strip will leave your skin feeling tight and smooth!"





Packaging and directions 

I bought the box, which contains 7 nose strips. If 7 strips is too much for you, most sites sell strips individually.




Packaging was straightforward - the directions come in both English and Korean (They both literally say the exact same thing, so there's no need for translation).

And picture demos! You know I love them!




(In case it's hard to read from the picture)

1. Wash face, leaving nose thoroughly wet (seriously, it needs to be REALLY wet!)
2. Remove the clear lining from the smooth side of the strip. 
3. Apply across the bridge of the nose, pressing down firmly to ensure maximum contact. (!!!)
4. Let dry for 10-15 minutes until the strip has hardened.
5. Slowly peel off. 





Texture 

There's a fuzzy side (the side that should be facing up, not touching your skin) and the smooth, black side (the side that should be touching your skin)

Fuzzy side!
This is the smooth side - it's really smooth. Yep.
By the way, really sorry that the lighting is terrible and everything basically looks fuzzy as heck! It won't happen again in future reviews/pictures!






Price

Box - $4.50 on eBay
Individual strips - $1 (everywhere)





My experience 
Welp, here comes the horrifying part.

The pores on my nose were super clogged. The lighting in the room was also super, super yellow, so sorry if you can't see too clearly! (Uhm, I'm sure you can still see a lot though.)

Super size me YAYYY.
Delicious!
(Okay, I'm disgusting.)


So after I washed my face with warm water and steamed it a bit (it is highly recommended that you steam your face before using these), I used a strip! You have to make sure that your face is really wet, or else the strip won't have anything more to stick to. 

When applying it on your nose, make sure you're actually pressing down firmly. You want the strip to stick to all the nooks and crannies of your little nose! :D 








At first, the strip felt really flimsy and floppy - like it would fall off easily. But it won't - the it really sticks on, given that your face is wet! As the minutes ticked by, I could really feel the strip hardening on my nose. It felt weird crinkling my nose, because the strip was all tight and clingy on my face. Yay. 

After 15 minutes had passed, I pulled it off! And no - it didn't hurt at all. Some black parts (like on the edge of the strip) ended up still stuck on my face, but it can easily be scrubbed off with an exfoliator. 

Taaaadaaa. 



[My nose after the strip]



Well, it definitely pulled some gunk out. Like most strips, it mostly just pulled out my face fuzzel (those little fuzzy hairs on your nose). 

But after using the strip, my face really did feel smoother. Like a baby's bottom! It also felt a bit tighter, but not in a "omg the botox feel" way. My nose felt less oilier as well, which is always a nice thing.

Before using the strip, my nose felt cloggy, gross and... I don't know, like it was harder for my nose-skin to breathe? But after using it, my nose felt lighter and cleaner. And it felt like my nose could breathe.

I must sound crazy right now, LOL. 

To sum it up:



Pros
- Cheap
- Easy to use
- Black coloured, so you can see what you pull out! (Everyone likes looking at their gunk.)
- Lightly scented (it isn't overpowering)
- Nose less clogged
- Nose less oily
- Tightens skin
- Doesn't hurt when peeling off


Cons
- Mostly face fuzzel removed



Repurchase?
Yes, I'll repurchase this when my nose isn't in the best of shape! I think it's great for the price, and definitely worth it. It's fun to look at the gross nose strip too, so... it's basically cheap entertainment as well. Amiright? 



Overall rating:

4/5 (Because it's nothing "OMG this has changed my life!")





What about you?

Have you tried these nose strips, or nose strips in general? Do you like using them?

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Korean cosmetics haul! [Tonymoly, Etude house, The Face Shop]

It's so hot in Toronto right now. You can feel the sun bearing holes into your back when you walk down the streets, I'm not even joking.

To add to the crazy factor - I don't have AC in my house

Because it's absolutely boiling inside the house, I always try to find ways to get the heck out and take advantage of AC in malls! Ahaha~ So that's exactly what I did yesterday, when I decided to go to Pacific mall.

I hadn't visited the Tonymoly store yet, so that was my #1 priority! I finally found it (it was beside the Amore Pacific store)






So anyways - Pmall. I went in empty handed, and I came out with this. 






Here's a list of what I got that day: 

1. 10 Tonymoly cucumber mask sheets
2. 10 Tonymoly pomegranate mask sheets (+2 Tonymoly snail mask sheets as a gift from store)
3. 10 C&F herb mask sheets
4. 10 C&F cucumber and green tea mask sheets

5. 3 The Face Shop nail polishes 
6. The Face Shop "pink cushion" blush
7. The Face Shop herb day lip and eye makeup remover tissues
8. [2] The Face Shop nail repair sheets (lemon and paraffin)
9. The Face Shop cotton pad box

10. [2] Tonymoly bunny bars (#3 apple, #4 cherry)
11. Tonymoly cooling eyes stick
12. [2] Missha hand creams 

13. Etude house juicy cocktail graduation nails (Princess Mary)
14. LOTS of samples





Masks 


Sorry if the packaging looks foggy - I had put them in the fridge (I always use my masks cold), and I took them out to take pictures! 


Tonymoly had a mask sale (10 masks for $10), so I went crazy. The shop girl gave me 2 snail masks for free as well, and said that they were a "hot selling" item right now. I don't doubt her at all - snail emulsion stuff has been a pretty big craze nowadays. 

I've never tried Tonymoly's masks before, so I hope they work well for me! ^____^


I also bought 20 C&F masks at "Debbie". It's a store that sells Missha, Tonymoly, Dr. Jart, etc! 

These masks are always on a "package deal". You buy 10 for $10. They're a regular purchase for me, I absolutely LOVE these masks. They work wonders on my skin, and make it look and feel amaaaazing. *___* I bought 10 herb, 5 cucumber, 5 green tea! 





The Face Shop


I've been to this shop so many times, the ajumma there recognizes me. I bought the above items, and the total price wasn't a lot at all - I think I paid around $12 for the above stuff. Still, she gave me SO many samples, I liked that a lot heheh. 





Random stuff 



These were just random stuff I bought.  Can you guess why I bought 2 more Tonymoly bunny bars, and 2 hand creams? ^___~ 

Anyways, I'm excited to try the Tonymoly fresh aqua cooling eyes stick! It looks pretty cool, and I got it for only $3! (It was on sale, ahaha) The Etude House nail set looks SO pretty as well! So excited, yayyyy! 

Well, that's my haul for this post! Whoohoo, I did go a little mask crazy...

By the way - if anyone lives in Toronto or goes to Pmall: "Debbie" is having a crazy sale right now! I just had to take some pictures and let you guys know!











What did you get on your latest haul? Have you tried these products before?
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