Thursday, 27 November 2014

Etude Haul

From Nov 5 - Nov 9, 2014 (Korean standard time), Etude House had a "Princess Day" event where they had free shipping over $30 and 50% off their sheet masks. I had to take advantage of that rightaway! That was a dumb decision as the next day they announced a 15% off Paypal event. Oh well. With the currency exchange, the 15% saving pretty much made up for the exchange rate difference. I could not resist and placed another order. 

Jump after the cut to see my two crazy hauls. 

Haul #1: Wonder Pore toner, Wonder Pore Brush, Sheet Masks
 The Etude website had an unspoken rule about the weight of the package, where your order needs to be less than 1.6kg to get the free shipping. Since I did not use most of Etude House's make up or skin care, I just bought tons of masks for myself, the Wonder Pore toner and the Wonder Pore brush for my brother. This was ordered on Nov 5 and received on Nov 21. It took a week for processing and two weeks for shipping.

Wonder Pore Toner 500ml + free cotton pads
I ordered the biggest bottle of Wonder Pore toner that I can find on the website as I know my brother will need it. His skin has gotten worse since he's done with the toner. Since receiving this haul, his skin has already cleared up quite a bit. This is definitely a great toner for his crazy hormonal skin. I love how they included a box of cotton pads. I did not know that was included, but then I  didn't really pay much attention to the product description other than it's the correct toner. The cotton pad had a smooth surface and a rough side. I need to buy a box of it next time they have a shipping event again.

Wonder Pore Brush
I got the pore brush for my brother as he has tons of blackheads and enlarged pores on and near his nose. The brush is soooo soft brushing against the back of my hand. Though some strands already fell off when I tested it. I hope it does not come off like crazy when my brother uses it.

Sheet masks!!!!
I ordered 31 sheet masks at once.. It's so crazy I know.. I should have gotten some of the coconut jelly masks. I got a variety of Hyaluronic acid, snail, Coenzyme Q10, collagen, royal jelly, pomegranate, mugwort, Korean ginseng, and mango. It's enough to last me a while.. Until my second haul came..

Haul #2 in its bubble wrap package

Again, I was dumb and did not think to order some of the more expensive masks. I ordered a total of 57 masks and an AC Clinic Intense Extractor (not pictured). I would have place an order of all sheet masks if it weren't for the weight. 

I ordered two of each masks, with more for snail, Hyaluronic acid, collagen, Coenzyme Q10, mugwort and royal jelly. I ordered one of each so I can try them all and have an extra to give out as Christmas presents. I am too lazy to find special presents for everyone, so sheet masks are a cheap and lazy way to pick out Christmas presents. 

Yay! I am now officially drowning in sheet masks!! Have to force myself to use one every other night so I can use it up within a year. I already tried the green tea mask from the Jeju Memebox and didn't mind it. I also tried the Hyaluronic acid, which has a milky white essence. I have no problem against the essence but I do have problem with the actual masks. Again, the sheet mask's proportion seems to be off. It is probably the eye hole, where it is tiny and really far apart. Other than that, these masks are pretty good for being $0.48 each,

Wednesday, 26 November 2014

Ettang Modeling Mask

There was and still is a sale on Ettang Modeling Take-Out Cup Pack on Memebox, $17 with free shipping for a pack of 7 tubs of peel off masks. I heard great reviews of the masks and because my mom was bugging me for peel off masks. I decided to purchase a box to try.

Delskin Skin Juice90 Real Ampoule

Back in October, Memebox started an event called "review this to win". It is essentially leave a review on certain products they are featuring for the week where you explain why you wish to try the product. At the end of the weekly event, Memebox randomly selects some reviewers and send them a full sized product for free. 

I tried my luck for Delskin Skin Juice90 Real Ampoule, but sadly I did not win. I found out the product is included in the Dessert Box, which I did not purchase and was sold out. Two missed opportunities. Since I liked the description for the product a lot, I decided that $17 and free shipping is quite a good deal for an ampoule. Sadly, the deal has ended and the product is now $30 + Shipping.

Tuesday, 25 November 2014

Memebox Superbox #84 Skinfood

Skinfood is a Korean skincare company that started in 1957 with the concept of creating products with nutritional values of food. Their logo is that of a guardian angel who is supposed to convey the purity and goodness of the products to the consumers.

I have heard various requests for Skinfood to be in Memebox and heard great things of their products. My only experience was the egg white nose strips I bought years ago from eBay and liked it. So when Memebox offered a Skinfood box, I thought it would be a good opportunity to try out some products from Skinfood. The box was $26 + 6.99 for shipping. It was supposed to ship out 3-5 days after release but I had a problem regarding my payment so that was delayed another week before it was sent out.

Sunday, 23 November 2014

Memebox Princess Edition #6 - Cinderella

Sorry for the sudden influx of posts. I am just trying to separate all of my products into different boxes and didn't want to dig out different boxes when I am doing a post on a box. So I chose the easy way of doing all the posts now. 

Cinderella is my favourite fairy tale of all times. Like the Little Mermaid, I like the original fairy tale, not the Disney version. So I was expecting some make up but hoped for some skincare as well. But boooy was I wrong. This box is pretty much all make up. For someone who barely wear make up, this is a dud box. -__- Waste of $29 but I am hoping I will find a home for these products.  

Memebox Princess Edition #4 The Little Mermaid

 Memebox Princess Edition #4 The Little Mermaid was purchased along with the Cinderella box. It was $29 with the $6.99 express shipping for both boxes. I picked up the box as I loved the Hans Christian Anderson version of the fairy tale, where she turned into foam at the end. Not the Disney's happy ending story. I really liked the Earth & Sea box and was hoping this was a similar box.

Memebox #76 While You Were Sleeping

Memebox Superbox $76 While You Were Sleeping was purchased with Foot Therapy. I have been contemplating the box ever since it came out. I want it since I assumed it would contain a sleeping pack and I love sleeping packs. When I got the box, I was impressed with the selection. It contains everything from head to toe. I kind of wished this was also the head to toe box too. 

Friday, 21 November 2014

Memebox Superbox #77 Foot Therapy

 Memebox Superbox #77 Foot Therapy is a box that I purchased with in a bundle with While You Were Sleeping. I primarily bought the bundle for While You Were Sleeping and for the express shipping. I am glad I grabbed this box as it is a decent box.

The boxes shipped out on a Thursday, so unfortunately I had to wait until Monday for the package to arrive.

Wednesday, 19 November 2014

Memebox Special #46 From Jeju

Memebox Special #46 was gone when I finally decided to purchase it. Luckily I managed to grab a restock of it. Boy am I happy I grabbed it. The box cost $23 + 6.99 USD and it only took 9 days to reach me. 

To be honest, the only reason I bought the box was due to the promotional image. It included a picture of an orange and volcanic rock. I thought hey! I tend to like most citrus smelling items and there will probably be a pore product made from the volcanic ashes. My guesses were proven correct! 

Wednesday, 12 November 2014

Membo Superbox #62 - Just Gellin'

When I saw Just Gellin' on sale at Memebox, I HAD to get it. I love skincare in gel form. So I was excited to get it. Though I have to admit, I forgot I had ordered toward the end. It cost $23 + $6.99 shipping. It is sold out now but Memebox may restock a few in the future. The package only took 8 days to reach me via registered mail, which is quite a short time for snail mail.  

Friday, 7 November 2014

Memebox Special #40 - Head-To-Toe

Memebox special $40 Head-to-Toe was one of the first boxes I ordered. It was $29 + $6.99 shipping. It took about 14 days to get to me via registered mail. I was hoping for peeling feet masks (can you tell I am obsessed with those masks?) and that was it. What I got was actually quite a surprise. But a nice surprise. The Head-to-Toe box was just restocked today so if you are interested, head on over to Memebox to get your own box. :)

The lighting is quite dark as I took it late at night. 

Tuesday, 4 November 2014

Oh sheet mask

I am conflicted regarding this blog post.. I believe in if you don't have anything nice to say, don't say it at all. Especially in such a public forum. But on the other hand, I feel like I should at least state my opinion... So I will do my best to explain my view and welcome any suggestions.

Monday, 3 November 2014

Crafting Update

I thought I would do a little crafting update on this blog as it is starting to become a Memebox blog.

First, I would like to introduce the two adorable doggies in my life. Panda and Po. They are both legally my dogs,but Po actually associate my brother as his owner. If you recall, Panda is the spoiled butt who dashed out of the house as I was leaving on my trip. Po on the other hand is the more obedient younger brother who listens to us because he is less spoiled.

Po (Left) & Panda (Right)
 Why are my doggies featured? Well.. It has to do with Po.