Nature Republic Snail Therapy Skin Booster and Emulsion review
Nature Republic Snail Therapy Skin Booster and Emulsion

I was given this deluxe sample set from a friend thanks to an awesome sample exchange arrangement we have.
I loved it so much I decided to buy more to make sure they performed as wonderfully as I thought.

Even though I don't like reviewing products together, since I always test them separately at least for a little bit to see how they work by themselves, I will do it this time since they come as a set.

That is as good a place as any to relax!
Nature Republic Snail Therapy 90 Skin Booster
Ultra-moisturizing booster revitalizes dull and dry skin with the use of highly concentrated snail mucus extract and adenosine. Regenerative formula repairs damaged cells and smoothens lines and wrinkles, while generous moisturizers keep skin constantly hydrated for improved suppleness and noticeable change in texture. Suitable for all skin types.

I will start with the least impressive of the two, the Skin Booster.
"What the heck are Skin Boosters?" you might think.
Well, they are kind of like fancy Toners, meant to help prep the face and be able to aid the absorption powers of your skin to be able to suck in more of the following goodness and thus boosting the rest of the products in your routine.
As you might have noticed I am not a big fan of Toners, I mean I use them daily and I believe they are essential but I just haven't used one yet that made me sing in joy.
So, even though I try plenty I usually stick to my very-basic-but-it-does-its-job-2-euro-toner.

He knows!
ThisBooster makes me feel like it does give me more benefits than the above mentioned Toner, but since I try to bombard my face with products that are practically swimming in great actives and ingredients I don't feel like that step is necessary.

The thing is that I do like using it if I have it (or any moisturizing toner for that matter) but it doesn’t actually make a difference in my skin condition.
If I add it to my routine my skin doesn’t look or feel better and when I stop using it my skin doesn’t get worse either.
The reason for that is that my skin is so incredibly dry that the moisture isn’t enough and since I have so many snail products in my routine already the slimy goodness doesn’t make much of a difference either.
That being said, if you do have a Toner or Booster in your routine and it does make a difference this is definitely one you should try.
From the ones I have used, it is one of the better ones!

It smells very fresh and fruity in a comforting and subtle way.
It is a joy to use since it is refreshing and absorbs instantly as soon as it touches your skin.
It does that so fast, you actually need to use quite a bit since it is absorb before you can spread it.
I believe this would be great in a spray bottle, actually!
It is liquid but thicker than water with a slight slimy look that is reminiscent of most Hyaluronic acid products.

Shaky camera provided by Johnny Clyde
I don’t feel like it helps me absorb the following products any more but my skin is such a little sponge that it has always sucked in anything I apply faster than you can say Skin Booster.
All in all it is a solid product that would be a joy for Toner and Booster aficionados.

Nature Republic Snail Therapy 80 Emulsion
Nature Republic Snail Therapy is a skin repair product line that contains highly-concentrated snail mucus that is harvested from clean ponds. This amazing regenerative snail mucus makes the skin smooth and healthy by working wonders on the skin with various skin problems such as blemishes, acne scars, red blotches, a dull skin tone, and sagging. This liquid emulsion contains 80% snail mucus for restoring and repairing your skin.

Now onto the Emulsion.
Oh my, do I love this stuff!
I have noticed that my skin seriously benefits from using an Emulsion in my routine!
So I have been hunting down for a solid product I can keep in my permanent line up.
Something gentle and smooth yet hydrating with lots of actives.
The first time I tried this my skin was in horrible condition!

I present to you, my winter skin!
Winter was slowly ending and my skin was completely destroyed by the crazy weather.
I received these samples and after about 3 to 4 days of using them my skin started feeling much better.
I got instant relief for my parched rough skin when applied but the longer I used it the better the condition of my skin became.
Even after the Booster ran out, simply using the Emulsion made my skin very happy.
It was actually kind of smooth for once!
Not super magically smooth like it was with the A;T Fox gel cream but quite wonderfully so, especially compared to the winter catastrophe!
Now that I have found a much better routine that I had during the winter, the Emulsion doesn’t do any miracles for me (since my skin is already pretty smooth!) but it is a perfect addition to my routine, since it does fulfill all of the wishes I had for an emulsion.

It smells just like the booster, fruity fresh and subtle.
I really like the smell actually!
It is milky and a little thicker, with that tad of stringiness that I observed in the Booster as well.

I have no idea why my fingers were moving like that...
It is very nice to apply, smooth and refreshing.
The Emulsion is quite lightweight as well so no heaviness or oiliness at all!
I think it might possibly be moisturizing enough to use for oily skins instead of a moisturizer, but normal and dry skin should definitely follow this up by another product.
It does really Snazz up any routine!

The snail goodness is soothing and simply wonderful and the texture and smell makes this a great product all around.

The ingredients for both these items are nice and gentle and I believe they would be great replacements for the people that are currently looking for a new powerful snail product after the Benton disaster.

It seems that Nature Republic has since upgraded this line and it is now called Snail Solution.

PH: Skin Booster 4.5, Emulsion 4.5
Ingredients: Skin Booster, Emulsion

 I give the Booster a 4.5 and the Emulsion a 5.
Rating: 1.Blegh  2. Pff  3. Meh  4. Oohh  5. Awwyeah 6. Wooha

Purchased at Roseroseshop (sold out)
Available on Ebay
Set available at Koreadepart

Missha All-Around Safe Block Soft Finish Sun Milk SPF 50+/PA+++

Missha All-Around Safe Block Soft Finish Sun Milk SPF 50+/PA+++ (40ml) 
Sun milk for daily use!
Refreshing and lightweight formula absorbs quickly and gives a smooth soft finish without the sticky feeling, shine, and white cast to protect skin from UV rays.
Contains Myrciaria Dubia Fruit Extract for bright and clear skin.
Natural Barrier Complex and Thanaka protect skin from harmful environmental factors, while hydrating and nourishing the skin.

Shake 3-5 times before use. Apply appropriate amount onto face at last step of basic skin care.
Pat lightly until fully absorbed.
Apply evenly onto neck, arms, and legs where sun exposure occurs.
Reapply as needed for long-term sun exposure.

Missha All-Around Safe Block Soft Finish Sun Milk

Oh sunscreen there is nothing I love and hate more than you!
You are so essential to my skin care but if you suck, then my skin is unhappy even though you provide it with the most necessary protection!

Today I am reviewing a product I only reluctantly wanted to try.
When Misshas sunscreen collection came out I bought the blue version of the line and quite hated it!

I used it on my body instead and it was OK for that, at least it wasn’t oily!

But when I did my bi-yearly new sunscreen research, quite a lot of people recommended its pink counterpart as being fantastic.
It’s not that I am trying to abandon my absolutely favorite holy Grail Sunscreen (Biore watery mousse) but I do need one that is cheap but good so I can use it for my body.

So I found the samples of this product and started the try out process.
Well thank goodness it is nothing like the blue one!

It is super duper liquid!
I almost lost half of the sample pack when I tried it the first time.

Missha All-Around Safe Block Soft Finish Sun Milk

It is easy to spread and sinks in quite fast.
It hardly leaves a white cast or dry out my skin.
And even though I have nothing negative to say about this sunscreen I am not really a fan.
I guess I am spoiled by the gloriousness of Watery Mousse.

Missha All-Around Safe Block Soft Finish Sun Milk
Teeny tiny white cast to the right

Besides I really would like a sunscreen that I can either not feel on my face at all or if so that it would give me some sort of hydration properties.
I guess I was just not a fan of its liquid nature and that I could indeed feel it on my face, even though it was fairly short, maybe around 5 minutes or so.

I think this is a solid sunscreen suitable for any skin types.
If I would see this on sale I might pick it up for my body.

Ingredients: Here

Rating: 1.Blegh  2. Pff  3. Meh  4. Oohh  5. Awwyeah 6. Wooha
I feel mostly Meh about it but I do think it would at least be an Oohh for normal or combo skin types.

Available on Ebay

Woeful Windsday

I don't know where this is from. If you have any ideas please let me know!

Innisfree It's Real Royal Jelly Mask review

Innisfree It's Real Royal Jelly Mask
The Innisfree It's Real Royal Jelly Mask is a mask infused with a royal jelly and herb complex water. This mask has nourishing and brightening effects. With a high amount of nutrients and moisturizers, this mask effectively protects skin from pollution and stress to give a radiant, healthy and glowing looking skin. 20 ml.
How to Use:
Wash face then apply toner. Apply mask onto face and leave for 20 to 30 minutes. Remove then gently massage to absorb excess solution. 

innisfree It's Real Royal Jelly Mask

As you may already know, I am not a huge fan of sheet masks.
They are pieces of cloth moistly sitting on my face for 30 minutes to an hour.
Not really what I consider a good time!
I have tried a few though so, I think I can compare sheet masks from different styles, brands and countries.
To be honest most sheet masks are more or less the same.
They hydrate your skin, some more than others and sometimes they even give you a wonderful glow.
Since that refreshing feeling of sheet masks is only really pleasant to me in 30+ weather, not something that happens everyday, I prefer to use wash off or sleeping packs instead.
Sheet masks 1920s style!
Of course I am not writing this review just to tell you how average and underwhelming sheet masks are for me. OK, maybe a little, but almost the opposite.
Yes, most sheet masks are simply and absolutely Meh for me, so when my friend sent me this mask telling me she loves it I was a little skeptical.
So I had it laying around for a few weeks when I decided to finally try it out.
This stuff is amazing!
For one it isn't actually wet, Hooray!
The masks is covered with essence of course, but it is indeed a milky white almost slimy substance.

Innisfree It's Real Royal Jelly Mask
Delicious milk of goodness!
I know this might not sound super appetizing but you are not supposed to eat the thing, right!
The masks material is very soft, a little on the thick side and velvety, as mentioned before, soaked in a balmy and smooth essence.
It smells like fermented fruit but in a pleasant way, similar to Lucas Pawpaw Ointment, almost like honey and sweet flowers but not that sugary and strong.
I really enjoyed the smell to be honest, it reminded me of delicious memories I can’t recall.
It was very soothing when applied and felt hydrating and moist without dripping all over me.
It had enough essence to also add to my neck and chest area.
I left it on for around an hour and it didn’t dry out, I got bored then so I took it off.

Innisfree It's Real Royal Jelly Mask
Partly rubbed in on the right
All in all this sheet mask really stood out to me, it felt different than other masks and made my skin feel very good!
My skin was slightly tacky after taking it off but it sank in quickly.
It definitely gave my face a boost of hydration and soothyness which it always needs.
This has become my favorite sheet mask yet, and the only one so far I am happy to buy in bulk!

Ingredients: Coming soon

Rating: 1.Blegh  2. Pff  3. Meh  4. Oohh  5. Awwyeah 6. Wooha

Available on Ebay

Do you love or hate sheet masks?
What are your favorites and why did they stand out?

Etude House Look at my eyes palette in #3 Love Potion review
Etude House Look at my eyes palette in #3 Love Potion
This is an eyeshadow palette of Look at my Eyes 3 best colors, giving eyes a bright and bubbly look with its lovely coral, wine color and its bling-bling red gold pearls.
Directions: Spread color 1 onto entire eyelid. 2 gradate with color 2. 3 shade with color 3 along eyeline.

Etude House Look at my eyes palette in #3 Love Potion

I have been eying this palette for quite a long time.
I never tried Asian eye shadow before and wanted to know how the quality held up.
Besides I was enchanted by the beautiful burgundy, a shade I had been lusting over for a while.
When my friend and I ordered some products together she mentioned she was in need of some new eye shadows.

Etude House Look at my eyes palette in #3 Love Potion

I immediately remembered the pretty shades on this palette and of course she loved the shades as well.
I got her permission to test these shadows for review purposes, so thanks for that!
When I opened it I noticed that the colors in the pots look exactly like the promotional pictures, which is always a good start.

Etude House Look at my eyes palette in #3 Love Potion

The texture is very smooth, a little less with the glittery shadow, and velvety.
They are surprisingly pigmented, and I don’t think that a primer is necessary for these to show up.
Even the beige pink shade was very visible on my lids.
Those types of shades are usually the kinds that don’t work for me at all so that was a plus!

Etude House Look at my eyes palette in #3 Love Potion
2 Layers without primer
The colors harmonize excellently together and I do think there is a variety of looks that can be achieved using these colors together or even separately.
Even though I really don’t like glittery or shimmery shades the colors are still lovely.
I always liked golden toned pinks to be honest and I do think they did a great job on these.
The Burgundy is absolutely gorgeous of course!
The shade is wearable in my opinion, since it leans towards pink instead of pure red.
OR206 is satiny, RD301 is glittery and PK004 is matte.
A good combo I think, unless you are like me and use exclusively matte shadows.

Etude House Look at my eyes palette in #3 Love Potion
A couple of fish eyes just for you dear readers!
The shadows were easy to use, they applied smoothly and blended easily.
They can be layered very well and I decided to not use the colors full strength but instead a slightly toned down version.
I really liked this palette and I would definitely purchase it if all three colors where matte.
I simply don’t think shimmery shadows suit me at all, and if you look at the full face pictures I do indeed look much older.
That was actually not the case in real life, it only showed up on the photos.
Johnny was actually really freaked out while taking the photos, since I looked like always in front of him but 10 years older on camera.

Etude House Look at my eyes palette in #3 Love Potion
Full look using Water drop CC cream, Love Potion palette, Maybelline mascara and Aritaum Lollipop tint

This does not mean that the eyeshadow will age you of course!
Glitter is just no my friend, that is all!

Ingredients: I couldn't find them if you do please let me know.

Rating: 1.Blegh  2. Pff  3. Meh  4. Oohh  5. Awwyeah 6. Wooha

Purchased at Testerkorea (seems to be sold out)

Giveaway announcment and other Pirate talk

Hello there little Batlings!
The day has come again and it is Giveaway winner announcement time.

And the winner is:

a Rafflecopter giveaway
Congratulations Momoko
I hope you have fun with your new bounty!

As you may have noticed I mentioned that I would hold a giveaway if I reach 150 followers on Bloglovin'.
That has already happened!
Thank you for being awesome everyone!
It has gone unnoticed though during this last Giveaway, so I am setting a new goal.
Next one will be held when I reach 300 followers!

So dear readers, I hope you are enjoying yourself.
And I will be putting my head together with my imaginary blogging fairy to cook ups some good ideas for the upcoming Giveaway booty.

Don't worry Hook, it is not Tinkerbell!
 Now go savor the last few days of summer (or hide in a dark room until it is over of course!).

Woeful Windsay

by Johnny Clyde

A;T Fox Gyoolpy Tea gel cream review
A;T Fox Gyoolpy Tea gel cream

High concentrates of Vitamin-C from the Gyoolpy Tea deeply nourishes and moisturizes the skin, leaving a refreshing, lasting glow on your skin. Also, being a gel-type cream, it spreads and penetrates into the skin smoothly and without curdling,and at the same time creates a thin, moisture layer over your skin to prevent de-hydration.
Moisturizes, refreshes, and brightens the skin
Apply moderate amount on your face, using your hand to spread and let it absorb into your skin.

I love the Fox Illustration!
I ordered this a while ago from the Memeshop, which you might be aware of if you follow me on Instagram.
For some reason I didn’t even post about my Memeshop experience and haul.
I couldn’t resist the adorable cupcake packaging, it was too cute to not purchase immediately!
When I received it I didn’t start using it right away, even though the product looked fine it just didn’t attract me for some reason.

How could I resist this?
When I finally did start using it I was extremely on the fence about it.
I think the problem is the smell!
It reminds me of self tan lotion or the kind of bronzer cream you use to get browner during the summer.
I am not fond of these smells at all and it made me question the ingredients in this product.
The scent might only be bothersome to me.
Besides that, it doesn’t linger at all and is only noticeable during the application process.

The little heart in the middle is detachable
The facts are these though, the product ingredients are completely ordinary and the product performs better than average!
To be honest this is one of the most confusing creams I have ever used!
On the one hand the texture is indeed gel like and hydrating.
It is watery when applied and feels very refreshing and moist.
On the other hand though it doesn’t keep my skin hydrated longer then other moisturizers.
It does quite well though averaging about 3-5 hours of moisture for my face.

Here is the kicker though, since I have been using it, my skin has been super duper soft!
My skin is never soft!
No matter what products I use my skin can range from very dry to sort of moist , but it is always scaly!
So how come this cream makes my skin incredibly soft but still doesn’t hydrated the crap out of it?
I have no idea, I will simply accept it and enjoy the feeling of smooth skin!
I also did a little experiment by using it in two ways.

It comes with a plastic divider
When you use it as a moisturizer it is best to only apply a very thin layer of this which then sinks in within seconds.
I have also tried it as a sleeping pack by applying a lot of the product to my face and waiting a few minutes until it is absorbed.
This feels very good indeed, the only downside is that it won’t sink in completely and when you rub your face there will be a little bit of piling going on.
This is not a problem for me since I only do so at night.
The product does not do that when only used in a thin layer, though.

I do think that this is quite a good mini wonder cream!

I believe it is suitable for any skin type due to its super thin texture but still packing a powerful moisturizing punch.

Here are some coupon codes as well so you can save some moolah if you decide to try this little pot of adorable magic out.

$5 off on orders above $100: AFFILIATE-3072-Z2LSR-ABPC
$10 off on orders above $150: AFFILIATE-0243-5D7MP-OLHQ
Some 5$ off coupons I found online (one time use only, expires 31.8): BB6A0H and IP93
$5 off on entire order when purchasing over 3 Memeboxes: MEMEBUNDLE3
$8 off on entire order when purchasing over 4 Memeboxes: MEMEBUNDLE4
Free shipping on orders above $70 from Memeshop: FREESHIPPING

Points (aka moolah) back after purchasing referral only Boxes here

Ingredients: Here

Rating: 1.Blegh  2. Pff  3. Meh  4. Oohh  5. Awwyeah 6. Wooha

Available at Memeshop

Oh by the way, you might have seen this if you follow my Facebook, Memeshop just released a Halloween box and 3 Disney themed boxes which have my head spinning with excitement!

I don't know how lips are Halloweeny but the rest sure is!

Sleeping beauty is my favorite Disney film but I couldn't resist getting the other boxes too!

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Holika Holika Apple Shine Turn-Over Sleeping Cream review

Holika Holika Apple Shine Turn-Over Sleeping Cream (50ml)
Holika Holika Apple Shine Turn-Over Sleeping Cream absorbs immediately into skin with a cool tingling sensation. It provides enriched hydration and smoothes rough and dry skin by removing dead skin cells. This water drop type sleeping cream offers moist and luminous skin after each use for a softer complexion. Contains hyaluronic acid, organic fruits and grains, and rich nutrients.
How to use: After cleansing and applying toner. Apply all over face before bed. Rinse off in morning.
Holika Holika Apple Shine Turn-Over Sleeping Cream
I love the Witch logo!
This is one of the products that was lend to me by my dear friend, thank you friend!
She really likes this so I thought I would give it a try too.
You may or may not know that I am completely obsessed with sleeping packs and use them everyday. I am currently on the hunt for the perfect sleeping pack and even though this is not amazing it is pretty good indeed.
Sleeping packs are moisturizers that are meant to be used as your last skin care step at night.
They give you an extra dose of hydration and form a thin film on your face to pamper it while you sleep.

Holika Holika Apple Shine Turn-Over Sleeping Cream

This is a very smooth and fresh sleeping pack.
It smells like soapy cream and green apples but it dissipates fast once applied to your skin.
It feels cool on your skin and sinks in fast. It makes my face feel fresh moist and plump for a while but alas it doesn’t last until the next morning!
It is suppose to be a water drop pack, which means that once applied it should form little droplets on your skin.
It doesn’t do that but since I believe that is not only sort of unnecessary and a gimmick I am completely fine with that.

Holika Holika Apple Shine Turn-Over Sleeping Cream
It looks white in the jar but it is almost see through
 It also says it eliminates dead skin cells, but it’s PH is a little too high to work as a proper exfoliant. Once again I do have appropriate products for that so I don’t expect it from this pack either.
It is a nice sleeping pack that i find makes me skin feel and look good.
But since I apparently need some kind of magic potion for my face to be moisturized for 8-12 hours I am not really sure if I will ever find a sleeping pack that I find 100% satisfactory.
Due to its lightweight texture and good hydrating qualities I think that this might be suited for any skin type.

Ph: 6
Ingredients: Couldn’t find them please let me know if you do.

Rating: 1.Blegh  2. Pff  3. Meh  4. Oohh  5. Awwyeah 6. Wooha

Available at Koreanqueens
Available in Koreadepart