Last week on Instagram…


Cosrx has taken me some time to get used to. I loved it at first, went nuts, and my skin went batshit crazy. Once I got that sorted, I know that I do love it, the way everyone does. Anyway, just a reminder to be careful and don’t go nuts on it, and overuse it. It will turn your skin nutso.

Luckily my back is doing better. Still in pain, but not “I can’t roll out of bed” pain.

Last week on Instagram…

Sheet Mask Hauling

Sheet Mask Hauling
If you follow me on Facebook, you would have seen this picture.
I don’t need to buy any more…but the deals were too good not to pick these all up.

I had seen the Tony Moly masks on Sephora. Knowing the retail price in Korea, I couldn’t get myself to try it from Sephora. But, the reviews seemed alright. It helped that it was a members day event, and I got 20 masks for ~$10CAN. A STEAL! (In truth, I bought 40 masks…I couldn’t help it. I wanted to try both lemon and avocado…but the deal didn’t let you mix it.) They also threw in an extra goat milk mask, which was…interesting.

I’ve only tried the avocado, which, despite being super wet was quite hydrating. Side note, avocado isn’t for you, if you don’t like mineral oil. It’s high on the list. Oh, the masks are a little on the smaller side. I’m used to them overlapping my hairline, but this was a little short. Unless…my hairline is starting to recede…which it BETTER NOT BE!

Sheet Mask Hauling
Sheet Mask Hauling

Sheet Mask Hauling
Sheet Mask Hauling

The Mediheal masks are from a Gmarket purchase. It was a GREAT deal. The black versions usually go for about ~$2.30 CAN. I managed to snag them for about $1! So, of course I had to buy them. I have heard good things about them, but haven’t tried them out yet Let’s hope they are good.

I got 10 of the White Hydrating Masks
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Then 10 of the Pore Stamping (I honestly don’t get the name…)
Sheet Mask Hauling
Sheet Mask Hauling
Sheet Mask Hauling

The deal came with 5 of the Tea Tree. My skin doesn’t do well with tea tree, but this is what helped to bring the cost down to about $1 each.
Sheet Mask Hauling
Sheet Mask Hauling
Sheet Mask Hauling

Sheet Mask Hauling

Sometimes you gotta organize…

#cosrx #verite #snailcream #koreanbeauty #korea #코스알엑스 #다이소 #daiso

Or should I say rearranging…since it isnt organizing? But I am organizing in a way….

 

Anyway, I never thought I’d use a snail product. Really.

Me.

But Cosrx had a cult following that I got sucked into. Before I knew it, i had dropped a little over 100 on a bunch of goodies. It did take me a while to figure out how to best use the actives for my skin…but the cream were easy.

The problem is a lot of them are pots. I had that. So thats where the Daiso pumps come in handy. Honestly, it I didnt transfer them, I wouldnt use them. I did end up covering the container with sticker paper. Just so I can keep the product in the dark. Now I go through this properly.

The Verite water spray is something I wanted to carry around with me. But the bottle is huge. Daiso had a small teo pack for the spray. So, I decanted that too.

Do you find you decant things to use them??

Sometimes you gotta organize…

First Look w Chosungah22

*Products in this post were purchased with my own funds. This is in no way a sponsored post*

Happy New Year!


Chosungah22 [Korean Website] [English Website]

I always browse Gmarket. I love going out to the stores to shop, as you get more freebies…but…it is really hectic inside. There are times that out of sheer frustrations, I have left the store empty handed. This is why Gmarket has been useful for me.

Not to mention, they have some awesome deals going on.

This was one of my purchases. One of my last for 2015.

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Bounce Up Pact Master/바운스 업 팩트 마스터 in Shade #1 (2 Compacts + 2 Refills)
My Favorite Kit/마이 페이보릿 키트 in #3
Ink Jet Lip Tatt/잉크 젯 립 탓 in Red
Compact Mirror
I paid about 34,000w, which is roughly $40Cdn.

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Bounce Up Pact Master/바운스 업 팩트 마스터 in Shade #1
The compact is actually interesting. It is squishy. Yup, I can press my finger into it, and it leaves a dent. That being said, it does feel nice. It is more powdery than I am used to, so I do need to make sure I actually moisturize well. In any case, sturdy case, good puff.

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My Favorite Kit/마이 페이보릿 키트 in #3
My only issue with this, was that it had a perfume scent, and there was this plastic black piece on the cream. I’d assume that it dislodged itself in transit, and settled on the pretty colour T___T.
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The dark pink cream blush in the lower right side, is far more accurate in this picture than the ones above.

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Ink Jet Lip Tatt/잉크 젯 립 탓 in Red
The felt tip is firm, and I like the colour. It actually comes in 3 colours: red, orange, and pink. It was a blind purchase, so they sent me red. I don’t think it is really my red, but I’ll play around with it and see.

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Compact Mirror
I actually really like this mirror. I wouldn’t pay the full price for it, but definitely made my purchase better.

Final thoughts?
I probably wouldn’t spend the retail price to buy the compact. I think that with that price, I could get my go to’s instead. But, this price did allow me to see what the hype was about for some of the products. The price let me try some things out without burning a hole in my wallet.

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First Look w Chosungah22

Bringing back stuff from home…

I was back in Toronto about a month ago.

The day I was worried about (due to nightmares of me slipping while walking down…which I kind of did. the heels slipped a bit…) finally came. I got to stand by my friend AY as she married the love of her life, HS.

It was a good day.

But, boy, was it one hell of a week. I was severely jetlagged, and didn’t end up packing up properly for my trip back home to Korea.

I ended up forgetting a lot of stuff -____-

But I did manage to bring a few things back with me xD

Bringing back home...

Bringing back home...
I miss Pantene. I’m using Korea stuff here, but I missed Pantene a lot. My hair dresser might hate me for saying that, but **blows a raspberry**. I also brought back the last Batiste I had at home, as well as the Herbal Essences dry shampoo that I shipped to my place from Walmart. I brought back travel size shampoo for my times at the Jimjilbang.

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I had accidentally dropped the bronzer I had when I came to Korea. I had put it back together, but it just wasn’t the same. So, seeing as I was back home, and picked up like 10 for cheap at the Lisa Cosmetic Warehouse sale before, I brought one back with me. The Marcelle is a necessity. There is some good stuff here, but it is always nice to have a bit of home with you.

What would you want to bring, or miss from home?

Bringing back stuff from home…

Last week on Instagram…

As the weeks wind down…it is time to reminisce.
Have to figure out what I want from this blog of mine.
Have to figure out what it is that I want for the next year.

In any case, there are things to ponder.

But, for now, let’s poke around in my Instagram :)


Let’s talk about this. Dalkgalbi. A dish from Chuncheon, which I don’t love, but don’t mind eating. This was insane though. So spicy, and that cheese in the middle. It killed me. Really. I am apparently lactose intolerant to Korean Cheese. But it was so freaking good. I want to go back. After eating this, my coworker and I went to watch Hunger Games Mockingjay Part 2. Good times.


I told you that I cannot resist Daiso. I really can’t. The gel pens are 2 for $1, and so smooth. Love it.


Chicken Mania always gets me with the shrimp chicken.


One of the meals that I had last week. A very good, go to meal for me.


When I had a transfer in Haneda Tokyo airport, I bought some of the Sakura Matcha Kitkat bars to share with coworkers. I saved one for myself. But, dang. It was so odd to eat. It was good…but it is so hard to describe. I honestly couldn’t describe it.


It snowed last week. I was so excited. The problem is, that it didn’t last long lol.


Donkatsu lunchbox. I’ve been pretty tired, and well, working more then I normally do. Comes with the position. So, I honestly made a meal only 3 times the whole week. It was bad. But, necessary.


I’m wearing Stila Caprice. A lip thing I got at the Lisa’s Cosmetic Sale a few years back. I wanted to be more adventurous in Korea, so I brought it with me. I need to get a few more wears before tossing it.


Olive Young/올리브영 and Watson’s/왓슨스 was having their sale. Up to 50% off. I was browsing the Instagram hashtags, and couldn’t stay away. I got the Peripera/페리페라 Ink Tint Mini set for 17,000w (very roughly ~$18CAN), Kiss Me/키스미 Mascara for 10,000w (very roughly ~$11CAN), and got the Embryolisse/엠브리올리스 from Watson’s for 24,000w (very roughly ~$25CAN). I went back again…I’ll share that later… T_T

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13th International Beauty Expo Korea

October 15-17, 2015 – @ COEX Hall C, #rd Floor in Seoul – WebsiteExhibitor/Floor Plan
Organized by Korea Cosmetic Industry Cooperative, and managed by SeoulMesse, I had the opportunity to attend the 13th International Beauty Expo Korea.

I had wanted to attend in 2010, but I had gotten sick the night before. I was super disappointed that I had missed out. So, I was thinking about it last week, and did a Google search…when I found out that it was next week (or rather started October 15th!) I applied for the Pre-registration, which meant that I could have the entrance fee waived. I mean, the entrance fee is nothing compared to what I have paid in the past for IMATS Toronto. 5000won/ ~$6CAN. ONLY that!

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The space was also quite large, with generous aisles.


There was this place, Unni’s Pouch (언니의파우치), which is a new beauty app. If you downloaded the app, you got a few tote bag (for the first, i think, 150), or a small makeup pouch if you weren’t part of the previous group. I got the small pouch, but I actually think its cute.

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Being one of the sponsors, Incoco Korea was there as well. I have seen the silver blue packaging back at home, but have never tried it for myself. I picked up a few…but I gave them to the teachers at my branch. Wasn’t to surprise them a little this week.

The designs were all 50% off, so it varied from about 4,000won – 6,000won. Not bad at all.

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International Beauty Expo Korea
International Beauty Expo Korea
It was nice to see a booth I actually knew. KONAD was all bright and happy. They were saying that it is easy to use the metal places for gel polishes as well. I need to try it out…

Also, they seem to have skincare as well!

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No Joke…I was intimidated by this booth -___- I don’t know why lol

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Scalp consultation. I kind of wanted to do this. I did, however, figure that I wouldn’t get a good reading. I’m annoyed by how my hair is going lately. I should look into Viviscal which Melody Iafelice has mentioned a few times on Instagram.

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Forestree
Lots of samples out for you to try out.

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This booth was pretty amazing! It was like an airbrush system, with a little vial of magic. They would let the air and serum massage the deep set wrinkles, and it would slowly soften them up…to the point where it wasn’t as visible!

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International Beauty Expo Korea
In terms of polish. I had actually wanted to check out Nfu-Oh…but they didn’t make an appaerance this year. Though they had last year. I was super sad about that. There wasn’t a lot of regular polish. A Lot of the salons in Korea specialize in the gels. As such, they were geared for all that heavy duty stuff instead.

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International Beauty Expo Korea
I had to get to work, so I had to leave earlier than I had expected. But it was an interesting experience for sure. Wish I had a Korean friend with me so that it would have been easier…I did see some translators, so I’m sure if you were working with a larger company you could use that service.

I honestly wish I could have taken more pictures, but for a lot of the booths, they were so hard to get to. A lot had events going on, where gaggles of women were standing to complete the mission. Other areas, I just had no idea what they did…

In any case, a good experience for sure :)

13th International Beauty Expo Korea