My On-Deck Circle …

Waving to my readers!  I decided to create this page in order to keep track of what I am testing and when I will be testing a product.   This will give you an idea of when I will be posting the review and I will try and keep this page updated (03.20.2017).

Currently Testing (Long Term – more than 2 weeks)

  • Laneige Clear-C Advanced Effector (stopped and will start again AND I stopped again…sigh, I want to see benefits, but I do love the scent!!)
  • Klairs Midnight Blue Calming Cream (courtesy of Wishtrend)
  • Nooni Advanced Repair Therapy Radiance Turnover Peel Pads ~ AHA/BHA pads (courtesy of Memebox USA)
  • Silkah Frozen 18 Activator Set, Regenerating Moisturizer, Revitalizing Hydrating Mask ~ nighttime use only (courtesy of Amabie Beauty & Silkah)
  • Saranghae Nourishing and Moisturizing Cleanser, Firm and Lift Regeneration Cream, Focus Renewal Eye Serum, Infinite Repair Night Serum with Advanced Peptides & Elemental Essence Mask (courtesy of Saranghae)
  • Naruko La Creme Face Renewal Miracle Essence (courtesy of Naruko USA)
  • 107 Core Flex Cream, 107 Core Flex Essential Liquid, 107 Core Flex Cream Essence, 107 Premium Snow Mask  & 107 Vinegar Soap (courtesy of 107 OneOSeven)

The following are to be used for several months as they are actives ~ see my intro blog post here

Update: I am SO MEH about these products that I am procrastinating about my review.  I hope to have a review around winter break maybe never ~ let me know if you really want to hear my thoughts on a specific product ~  as I will have more time to write up my meh review.  tl;dr This were an epic fail for me.

  • Silk Naturals 2% BHA Toner
  • Silk Naturals 8% AHA Toner
  • Kiehl’s Dermatologist Solutions Nightly Refining Micro-Peel Concentrate
  • Sunday Riley Good Genes All-In-One Lactic Acid Treatment

Done Testing (need to write review)

  • Swanicoco The Bio Therapy 1st Essence, Plant Stem Cell Pure Original Ampoule, Revol Ampoule Matrick ~ Anti-Wrinkle (courtesy of Swanicoco)
  • Naruko NRK Calendula Soothing & Calming Toner 金盞花溫和舒敏調理水 (this will be a mini IG review)
  • Labiotte Lotus Total Recovery Foam Cleanser (courtesy of Memebox)
  • Labiotte Lotus Total Recovery Emulsion  (courtesy of Memebox)
  • Cosmetea Stick Cleansers  🍋🍋🍃🍃Dust Out Tea Cleanser – White Tea & Lemon,  🍃🍃🌿🌿Pore Care Tea Cleanser – Green Tea & Mint and  🍓🍓🍃🍃Moisture Tea Cleanser – Black Tea & Omija

On Deck Circle (Long Term – more than 2 weeks)

I will move these products into the Current Testing once I begin them

  • Benton Snail Bee High Content Essence (I know, I know, I talk about it a lot here, but I never did a full review on it.. it is about time, I think)
  • Goodal Double Bright Intense Serum 
  • Goodal Moisture Barrier Eye Cream
  • Goodal Water Oil Toning Lotus
  • Labiotte Lotus Total Recovery Facial Cream  (courtesy of Memebox)
  • Labiotte Lotus Total Recovery Essence (courtesy of Memebox)
  • Dearpacker Black Ginseng Sleeping Pack  

Look for these items in the warmer months (or not)

  • PrimaryRaw Doyou  Azulene Calming Water
  • PrimaryRaw Doyou  Azulene Gel Cream

Upcoming Insta-Reviews and Initial Impressions

  • TheYeon Lotus Leaves Fresh Peel Off Pack
  • TheYeon Lotus Flower Charcoal Transform Cleanser
  • TheYeon Charcoal Power Lifting Pack
  • TheYeon Jeju Canola Honey Wrapping Multi Cream
  • TheYeon Jeju Canola Honey Essential Serum
  • AmorePacific Oil Cleanser
  • Mask Digests ~ continuing series of my facial sheet masks and wash off mask packs instablogs

Photos of items I have posted to IG that will be reviewed

Saranghae means “I Love You” in Korean.. I received the Goddess Bundle from Saranghae, a skincare company that specializes in a 5-step skincare routine that is inspired by Korean skincare routines. This set includes Nourishing and Moisturizing Cleanser, which is a gentle, water soluble natural plant oil based cleanser ~ I have not tried this yet ~ but it is going into my shower caddy soon! Firm and Lift Regeneration Cream, which contains a natural blend of antioxidants, amino acids and peptides to help aid in the production of collagen and elastin ~ This might be too rich for my skin type (oily), but I will give it a try! Focus Renewal Eye Serum ~ I have tried this over the weekend and I am enjoying this cooling gel serum, full of anti-aging ingredients. Infinite Repair Night Serum with Advanced Peptides ~ they say this is a night serum, but I've been using it during the daytime (always a rebel!!). It is very lightweight and non greasy and has antioxidants, advanced peptides and Type-1 Soluble Collagen. And finally, 5 Elemental Essence Masks, with CoQ10 and hyaluronic acid, to help brighten and hydrate your skin. I will be trying these out during the #MarchMadness Challenge!! I will be using these products for the next month or so and will have a full blog review at that time. If you have any questions about these products, let me know on IG here in the comments or DM me, or you can use my contact form at my blog (link in BIO) Many thanks to @lovesaranghaeskin in sending me these products to review! #rasianbeauty #abcommunity #presssamples #kbeautyinspired #skincare #Saranghae #instabeauty #instablog #bblogger #kbeautyblogger #femalebblogger #beautyblogger #beautygram #skincareaddict #skincarejunkie #loveSaranghaeSkin

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Woo!! As I am a Memebox Ambassador, Memebox sent me some of their newer items plus an item not yet on sale at their site to review! Their new Bonvivant Hydro Nude Gel Masks ~ Relaxing (centella), Moisturizing (aquaxyl) and Firming (elastin), along with Bonvivant Original Chrome Mask Peel Off with a Bonvivant spatula to apply. The new item is by Nooni ~ Re-pair Spa Water From Neungam: Advanced Repair Therapy Turnover Peel Pads ~ these look to be AHA/BHA pads ~ I haven't fully translated the ingredient list yet! Thank you @Memebox_USA #bonvivant #memebox #memebox_usa #nooni #masks #maskaddiction #presssamples #rasianbeauty #abcommunity #뷰티 #kbeauty #koreanbeauty #asianbeauty #asiancosmetics #스킨케어 #cosmetics #koreancosmetics #koreanskincare #instabeauty #instareview #instablog #bblogger #kbeautyblogger #femalebblogger #beautyblogger #beautygram #skincareaddict #코스매틱 #skincarejunkie

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I love my Naruko products and some of them have made HG status with me ~ the Tea Tree Night Jelly, Raw Jobs Tears Powder Wash and of course, numerous masks! Naruko just sent me this lovely product to test and review ~ La Creme Face Renewal Miracle Essence ~ it is full of fantastic ingredients with the number 1 ingredient being 94.9% fermented rice yeast extracts from Nantou, Taiwan. Rice contains amino acids, vitamins and minerals to help brighten, soften and reduce the signs of aging. It also has 60 different herbal extracts with natural herbal essence oils. I am excited to give this one a try! Thank you Rachel @narukous💞💞💞 #naruko #sponsored #pressample #rasianbeauty #abcommunity #taiwanskincare #twbeauty #asianbeauty #asiancosmetics #koreanskincare #instabeauty #instareview #instablog #bblogger #femalebblogger #beautyblogger #beautygram #skincareaddict #skincarejunkie

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I received this fantastic package from @107oneoseven today! OneOSeven is a brand that I got introduced to via @beautibi. 107 won the 1st Grand Prize at the World Anti-Aging Expo in 2016 and I love their fermented vinegar soaps and wanted to try some more of their different soaps! Well, I didn't just get a soap, they sent me several items from their skincare line too! I received 107 Core Flex Cream, 107 Core Flex Essential Liquid, 107 Core Flex Cream Essence and a box of their 107 Premium Snow Mask! WOW. Seriously, this is way too generous ~ I just wanted some soaps!! Thank you SO MUCH and I am really excited to try the Flex Core Liquid and Essence! #oneoseven #107skincare #귀한 #정성 #7년산 #발효 #식초 #화장품 #rasianbeauty #abcommunity #minireview #review #뷰티 #kbeauty #koreanbeauty #asianbeauty #asiancosmetics #스킨케어 #cosmetics #koreancosmetics #koreanskincare #instablog #bblogger #kbeautyblogger #femalebblogger #beautyblogger #beautygram #skincareaddict #코스매틱 #skincarejunkie @oneoseven_official

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Some initial impressions on three #Swanicoco products I have been using. @swanicoco.en sent me a huge package for my skincare needs the other week and I have been incorporating them into my routine. I will post the ingredients in the comments as well 🙂 None of these products are sticky on my oily skin . . 1️⃣The Bio Theraphy 1st Essence ~ this is a scentless slightly-thicker-than water 1st essence that contains Bifida Ferment Lysate & Allantoin. Bifida Ferment Lysate is a probiotic and it is becoming quite popular to add this ingredient into skincare products now. The claims are that it works as a DNA repair agent when applied to your skin. I have used Bifida before, with mixed results (one good/one not so good) so I am really thrilled to have this! This also contains allantoin, which is known for healing, soothing and softening skin. The pH level is mildly acidic at a level of 6 for those who are interested ~ this leaves my skin refreshed and hydrated, and ready for my next skincare products! 2️⃣Revol Ampoule Matrick ~ Anti-Wrinkle: Kevin at Swanicoco steered me away from eye creams, as he didn't think highly of them, especially the peptide one (love the honesty!) This is a gel-like ampoule that does contain roses in it, but it near the end of a long ingredient list, so after testing with no reaction, I used it! I do not really smell anything with this, more of the plastic from the tube, quite frankly. This is used around my eyes to help with the tons of fine lines and wrinkles I have there. This has 3 different types of collagen and a slew of peptides, plus something called grifola frondosa fruiting body extract (hmmm🤔). I did do a before eye picture and will take a photo again when I finish each ampoule (4 x 10mL) 3️⃣Skin Expert One Step Plant Original Pure Ampoule ~ this came in a sexy box with red satin lining ~ ohh fancy. Unlike the essence and matrick ampoules, which are heavy glass, this is a plastic bottle ~ but it still looks classy! This is a really smooth, slick ampoule that is highly moisturizing and seems like ginseng. Very strong ~ I love it, cause you know, herbal. . . Continued in comments

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I just wrote up a huge blog post (link in BIO) on my latest skincare routine with AHA and BHA products! This is an introductory post, as I will have a followup in a few months to see how well these products worked for me. I have in my line up the following products: Silk Naturals 2% BHA Toner, Silk Naturals 8% AHA Toner, Kiehl's Dermatologist Solutions Nightly Refining Micro-Peel Concentrate (what a mouthful!) and Sunday Riley Good Genes All-In-One Lactic Acid Treatment (another very long name for a product) along with 2 trusty friends ~ cosRX AHA/BHA Clarifying Toner and Melanoc CC Spot Essence I also reviewed two sunscreens, as actives are both a gift and a curse ~ they help lighten hyper-pigmentation but increase your sensitivity to UV rays. So don't skimp on this step, get yourself some sunscreens ~ I reviewed Biore UV Aqua Rich Watery Essence SPF 50+ PA++++ and cosRX Aloe Soothing Suncream SPF 50+ PA+++ I have to say I love the Biore product very much! Have you tried any of these products? What AHA/BHA products do you love? #rasianbeauty #kbeauty #jbeauty #koreanskincare #japaneseskincare #skincare #silknaturals #kiehls #melano #sundayriley #cosrx #biore #bha #aha #bblogger #bbloggers #femalebblogger #femalebeautyblogger #kbeautyblogger #review

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Annie's Way Facial Sheet Mask Collections at #beauteque I really wanted to get these sets, as some of them just sounded fantastic! I picked up these 3 sets, but there is also a Whitening and anti-wrinkle collection set too. Each collection contains 2 masks per type, 14.00 for each collection I hope Beauteque can keep these in stock! Collection #1 Soothing/Anti-Allergy Masks: Lavender Sleeping Mask, Oats Anti Allergy Mask, Chamomile Tender Mask, Mint Cooling Mask, Aloe Moisturizing Mask Collection #2 Moisturizing Masks:Hyaluronic Acid Hydrating Mask, Cactus Extract Hydrating Mask, Cedarwood Moisturizing Mask, Honey Deep Moisturizing Mask, France Rose Moisturizing Mask Collection #3 Anti-Acne Masks: Tea Tree Anti Acne Mask, Royal Jelly Anti Oil Mask, Seaweed Anti Acne Mask, Green Tea Relaxing Mask, Witch Hazel Anti Acne Mask #asianbeauty #instablog #taiwan #facialsheetmasks #masks #maskaddiction #anniesway #rasianbeauty

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Honest – I did not mean to make VIB Rouge again in 2016. But I did. I blame it on drinking too much Lindemans Framboise lambic one nite (if you have never tried this, you NEED TO. You will love it, I promise you) So, whadidiget? Hourglass Ambient Lighting Palette Hourglass Modernist Eyeshadow Palette Infinity in Warm Neutrals (I almost don't want to use this it looks so pretty in the palette) Bite Beauty Bite Mix and Mingle Latte/Cortado Buxom Big & Sexy Bold Gel Lipstick in Sinful Cinnamon (100 point perk) AmorePacific VIB Gift deluxe sample set ~ includes foaming cleanser, my bae enzyme treatment peel and oil cleanser! This haul was worth making rouge again ~ I love all of the colors. I will do swatches later this week! It is going to hurt to crack into that eyeshadow palette, however. #sephora #vibrouge @sephora #haul #instacool #instablog #hourglass #buxom #amorepacific #bitebeauty #makeup #skincare #lipstick #kbeauty #rasianbeauty #femalebeautyblogger #femalebblogger #kbeautyblogger

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I purchased these Dearpacker Black Ginseng sleeping pack & face masks after the lovely @gracefulfaceblog sent me a sample of the sleeping mask pack. I mean, clear black jelly with gold flakes in it? Seriously, how could I resist? Besides, the packaging on these products is to DIE for, the art work is just so beautiful. I purchased mine at BB Cosmetic as they have a lot of Dearpacker items and I might have to go back for more! I also got some freebies too, along with some cushion puffs – I forgot to add them to this group shot! BB Cosmetic – free shipping and use promo code YW36SVN21HU to get 8% off any purchase #rasianbeauty #kbeauty #dearpacker #bbcosmetic #koreanskincare #masks #sleepingmasks #skincare #abcommunity #kbeautyblogger #bblogger #haul #bbloggers #femalebblogger #kbeautyblogger

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unless otherwise noted, all products were purchased by me

 

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