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 (05.07.2017).

Currently Testing (Long Term – more than 2 weeks)

  • Naruko DermaLane 1000-Molecule Hyaluronic Acid Hydrating Night Gelly Sleeping Mask
  • Swanicoco AC Control Care Toner and Emulsion (courtesy of Swanicoco)
  • Graymelin Centella 50 Regeneration Natural Toner
  • Whal Myung Skin Elixir (I purchased it, but Whal Myung sent me another one!!)
  • Dr Jart+ Cicapair Cream (courtesy of Jolse
  • Klairs Supple Preparation Lotion
  • Klairs Moist Soothing Serum (courtesy of Wishtrend)
  • Soy Bio+ Fermented Water Cream (courtesy of Soy Bio+)

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)

  • Nooni Advanced Repair Therapy Radiance Turnover Peel Pads ~ AHA/BHA pads (courtesy of Memebox USA)
  • HanYul Pure Artemisia Fresh Calming Water(courtesy of Jolse)
  • cosRX PHA Moisture Renewal Power Cream (courtesy of Jolse)
  • White Rabbit Cotton Pads (courtesy of White Rabbit)
  • Camellia Hair Care Products Mega Post
  • Alive:Lab Skincare Mega Post  (some are courtesy of Alive:Lab, some I purchased)
  • Silkah Frozen 18 Activator Set, Regenerating Moisturizer, Revitalizing Hydrating Mask ~ nighttime use only (courtesy of Amabie Beauty & Silkah)
  • 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  
  • 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!!)

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

Yeah!!! @sshabav sent me their Soy Bio+ fermented line ~ the mist, water cream (which SMELLS LIKE LEMONADE), lumpoule 20 (it isn't the same as the tiny lumps) and a shampoo! They still make the tiny lumps, but the lumpoule 20 looks to be more watery and not sticky like the tiny lumps (my lovely lady lumps) I am so happy to have these items to try out and review ~ Thank you SO MUCH @sshabav ~ I love fermented soy and Soy Bio+ was one of those elusive brands that is so hard to find here in the Western market. I will also review my last lovely and looks to be discontinued soap, just in case they want to bring it back 🙂 #soybio #sshabav #fermentedsoy #lovelysoy #rasianbeauty #abcommunity #minireview #review #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 am so lucky that Jolse works with me to help test and review products of my choice! A couple of times a year, I pick out a few items that are new, interesting or cult favorites ~ and I go thru a 4 to 6 week testing period and then write up a review which I hope is of interest to you! I recieved my nice box of goodies, plus another item. Once again, I am amazed by the generosity of Jolse and thank you, Ji Eun 💞💞for sending me these items. This time around, I choose the following items 1️⃣#theSAEM Sooyeran Radiance Essence ~ this is a new line with the Saem's Sooyeran series. I have tried their Ginseng essence and loved it, so I really wanted to try more ~ this has fermented goodies ~ ginseng, soybeans, green tea, royal jelly and job's tears just to name a few ~ plus a lot of hanbang ingredients. I also have purchased on my own, the sleep pack and eye cream, so this should be a fun line to try! 2️⃣#HanYul Pure Artemisia Fresh Calming Water ~ I am on a mission to try ALL the Hanyul!! This seems to be a cult favorite based on reviews and I am eager to give this calming mist toner a try ~ especially with the warmer months coming up! . . ▶️Swipe to see …. 3️⃣Dr.Jart+ Cicapair Cream 50ml (Cicapair Tiger Grass Cream) Yes, this is the same cream that Sephora sells for about $20.00 more!! Don't purchase it at Sephora, get it at Jolse. If you have been reading my blog and my IG posts, you know that I am trying a lot of Centella products and this will be my first Dr Jart full size skincare item. I have tried a couple of sheet masks and some samples of BB creams, but I never cared for this brand. Maybe this item will change my mind! Plus, look at all of the samples Jolse gave me … the slide show died so I have another post with more items …… #luiandlei #dianagen #drjart+ #jolse #presssamples #rasianbeauty #abcommunity #뷰티 #kbeauty #koreanbeauty #asianbeauty #asiancosmetics #스킨케어 #cosmetics #koreancosmetics #koreanskincare #instabeauty #instablog #bblogger #kbeautyblogger #femalebblogger #beautyblogger #beautygram #skincareaddict #코스매틱 #skincarejunkie

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Naruko DermaLane 1000-Molecule Hyaluronic Acid Hydrating Night Gelly Sleeping Mask is one of the longest names for a night jelly! Naruko always has very descriptive names so you know what you are getting! The lovely Rachel at @narukous reached out to me and asked me if there was something I wanted to try out ~ and I have tried a lot of their products! My bank account tells me so! I looked at their site and saw that there is a Dermalane line with hyaluronic acid and they had a night jelly ~ so I said I was interested in that. I love cosRX HA cream, but that is too intense for my skin in the warmer months, so I am looking for a really hydrating night mask for spring/summer time. Naruko makes one of my Holy Grail night masks ~ the Tea Tree one (I've reviewed this at my blog last year) and I am really interested in this one. Especially since I saw the ingredient list – they have fermented minerals: copper, iron, magnesium, silicon and zinc, which are extracted from beer yeasts. I am going to reach out to Rachel and find out more about the benefits of these ingredients, but I have never seen fermented minerals before in my skincare and I am so intrigued! Are you? I did a quick open of this night jelly (as I just got it) and it is pretty much scentless and has that wonderful Naruko jelly texture that they are famous for. It spreads and absorbs quickly into my skin, without any stickiness or greasy residue ~ I could use this as a day cream, seriously Anyway, I will be rotating this into my night time routine very soon (it's supposed to be in the 70's next week!! WOOT) and thank you so much Naruko for sending this to me!

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cosRX PHA Moisture Renewal Power Cream Initial Impressions ~ I was one of the lucky folks who won this cream from Jolse and I have been using it this past week. I have used other PHA peeling creams before, Skinfood Freshmate Pineapple Peeling Cream (review at my blog) and Swanicoco PHA 10% Soft Coco Peeling Cream (review coming tomorrow at my blog). PHA (poly hydroxy acid) is a third generation peeling/exfoliating ingredient, like AHA and BHA, but it is less irritating. It is just as effective as an AHA, but it is gentle and mild, as the molecules in PHA are larger and do not penetrate deeply into the skin and are good for sensitive skin and daily use, as it isn't irritating. I do not know what type of PHA cosRX is using and other than sunflower seed oil and coconut oil, I do not know the ingredient list, as cosRX wanted to do a blind test. I am not worried that cosRX states this is for dry skin, as I have long suspected they mean dehydrated skin after my long love affair with their HA Intensive Cream. ▶️▶️ Swipe to see cream, swatches and pH test photos. . . 💦My Skin Type: Oily, blemish-prone, aging skin with hyper-pigmentation, fine lines/wrinkles . . 💦Texture: Creamy, slick gel-cream. Its texture reminds me of cosRX Hyaluronic Acid Intensive Cream, which contains panthanol ~ I am thinking this might contain that ingredient too. This spreads easily. . 💦Scent: A bit bitter, chemical ~ very faint, but I can smell it. . . 💦How To Use: As this is an acid, I want it to be as close to my skin as possible, so I apply it after my toners and watery serums. If I want more moisture, I will add that after I apply this cream. . . 💦Absorption: Not that quick. This cream will just sit on top of my skin for 30 minutes or so, and it is quite sticky. It will dry down and leave my face feeling very slick . . 💦pH Level: As this is an acid, I did a test and it is a 5, so it is mildly acidic and should have some exfoliating properties . . 💦The Morning After: continued in comments🔽🔽

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Tonight ~ I am going to treat myself with my KAO MegRhythm Steam Eye Masks in SAKURA!! Yes, SAKURA! This is a limited edition and I purchased mine from Beautius. I am a huge fan of these eye masks ever since I received them in a MaskGenie pouch back in 2015. They come in other scents ~ chamomille, lavender, menthol, yuzu (citrus) and rose. I love all but the rose 😀 These do smell like cherry blossoms and it lightly warms my eyes, relaxing me. Then I just got the new Klairs Supple Preparation Lotion ~ I purchased this off Wishtrend and I am going to use it tonight. It has Beta Glucan (@catachreses_ & @fuckyeahkoreancosmetics) and Ceramides and it looks to be a good moisturizing but not heavy lotion. I will be reviewing this fully at my blog in a month with comparisons towards the Soothing Moist Cream. Off to relax now ~ what will you be doing to relax tonight? #klairs #kao #jpbeauty #japaneseskincare #eyemasks #wishtrend #kbeauty #koreanskincare #lotion #betaglucan #abcommunity #rasianbeauty #instablog #bblogger #kbeautyblogger #beautygram #skincare #skincarejunkie #sakura

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Some products I am really loving right now… I just started with the Swanicoco AC Control Care line ~ toner & emulsion (courtesy of the brand) and I have to say, that toner is pretty amazing stuff. Graymelin Centella 50 Regeneration Natural Toner is another fast favorite, very soothing and reminds me of Benton's Aloe BHA toner in its texture. Whal Myung Skin Elixir ~ I purchased it first myself and then got another one from Whal Myung ~ I am so happy with this spray mist elixir. I like using it as the last step of my skin care routine and it really hydrates my skin, without a greasy finish. It feels great on too. Sometimes I just like spraying it on my face just because it feels so good! And finally, Dr Jart Cicapair Cream (courtesy of Jolse) I have finally found a Dr Jart product that I LOVE. This herbal scented cream is very thick, very moisturizing, but it doesn't leave my skin greasy or oily. It's magic, I tell you. And it speeds up blemish healing while soothing my skin. . . Are you trying anything new? What products are you currently digging? #drjart #swanicoco #whalmyung #graymelin #w2beauty #skinroutinefavs #newthings #rasianbeauty #abcommunity #뷰티 #kbeauty #스킨케어 #koreanskincare #instabeauty #instablog #bblogger #kbeautyblogger #femalebblogger #skincareroutine #beautygram #skincareaddict #코스매틱 #skincarejunkie

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🐇White Rabbit Premium Cotton Pad (Plain) Mini Review: White Rabbit sent me a couple of boxes of their cotton pads to try out and review. I use cotton pads all the time to remove makeup, apply astringent toners, and to make my own "sheetmasks". Didn't you ever wish your favorite toner or serum came in a sheet mask? You can make your own and I do go a step further ~ White Rabbit uses only 100% organic cotton and it is unbleached, free of pesticides and chemical fertilizers. These come 200 to a box and they are folded up into squares that unfold into a 4×6 inch thin cotton sheet. What I like to do is cut the sheet lengthwise ~ I now have my sheets for my cheeks and then take another pad and do the same (chin & forehead). I take a 3rd pad and cut into four squares and only use one of the squares, folded over for my nose. Before I start masking, I find the toners and serums I want to use ~ yes, I create a custom mask based on my needs and issues that I want to deal with! This mask used 4 products ~ my sides of my face and forehead used a mixture of the It's Skin VC Effector and Whasmia Rich Moist Toner (this is another way to use up your samples too!). My nose and chin area, hot spots for blemishes, got 23.5N Oriental Beauty Tea Balancing Toner, which is great for blemish prone/oily skin. To make sure that the cotton got enough product on them, I folded up the cotton in half, put some of my toner/mixture on it, then folded in half again, and put some more toner/mixture. . . . . . ▶️▶️Swipe to see…..Unfold and I placed on my face, and then used a mist to really keep it moist ~ you can use water in a spray bottle too. It is just to make sure that if I had dry patches on the sheets, they will be moisten so it all sticks to my face. Since these are non perforated, these really hold on to liquids and do not dry out quickly, so be prepared to keep these on for at least 30-40 minutes! continued in comments🔽🔽 #whiterabbit #unboxingbeauty_review #unboxingbeauty_reviews #kbeauty #koreanbeauty #koreanskincare #sheetmask #customsheetmask #amazon #instablog #rasianbeauty #abcommunity #review #뷰티 #instabeauty #instareview #instablog #bblogger #kbeautyblogger

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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 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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