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 (11.07.2016).

Currently Testing (Long Term – more than 2 weeks)

  • Laneige Clear-C Advanced Effector (stopped and will start again)
  • Labiotte Lotus Total Recovery Softener
  • Labiotte Lotus Total Recovery Eye Cream (courtesy of Memebox)
  • Naruko NRK Calendula Soothing & Calming Toner 金盞花溫和舒敏調理水
  • Tonymoly The Chok Chok Green Tea Cleansing Water

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, 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)

  • TreeandSea Eskimo Mella Liquid Mousse Foam (courtesy of Memebox)  see unboxing of products here
  • TreeandSea Madagascar Island Pore Soap (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

  • Innisfree Jeju Sparking Skin, Essence and Lotion
  • 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
  • Facial Oils! Holy Snails Perseids Oil (USA), Blossom Jeju 100% Camellia Dry Oil (S.Korea), ToGoSpa The Neroli Fix Youth Serum (Pomegranate Skin Oil and Neroli Nectar) (USA)
  • 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


Look what the lovely Jieun at @kokofash sent me to try out! Jieun runs Kokofash in Singapore and she has this fantastic #hanbang brand that she sells at her shop ~ Atoclassic. This is what she told me about Atoclassic: ATOCLASSIC is created by a renowned Korean Herbal Medicine doctor family of 3 generations since 1912. The clinic, WOOBO, has been devoted to treating multiple skin diseases (on their website, there were about 30 types of skin diseases listed available for treatments) since 20 years back and they now have 15 clinics across Korea including the flagship in Apgujeong, Seoul. Yes, that is the very area populated with plastic surgeons and derma-laser clinics. They first began developing skin care products from treatments for patients, with their Hanbang technology. Some of these treatment products are still in use within the mentioned clinics. The REAL TONIC line is the latest of skin care launched by ATOCLASSIC and it is named because it contains the superior amount of Hanbang – up to 14% (till it won't break the formula). I received all of the products in the Real Tonic Line ~ Soothing Multi-Cleanser, Soothing Origin Essence, Calming Smart Lotion, Calming Intensive Cream and 2 masks each of the 4 types: Soothing, Lifting, Whitening and Perfect Treatment masks. Many thanks to @adoredee in helping me connect with Jieun and many many thanks to Jieun for her generosity😊😊😊 look for my reviews on these products over the next few months! #rasianbeauty #kbeauty #koreanskincare #masks #maskaddiction #atoclassic #kokofash #bblogger #bbloggers #femalebeautyblogger #femalebbloggers #kbeautyblogger

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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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#UnboxingBeautyZen for 12.27.2015 Facial Oils! 2016 will be the year I test drive facial oils and see how they work on my face. The good, the bad, the oily Any other recommendations for facial oils? I have oily, blemish prone skin, so I like light weight or dry oils. I have in this photo the following oils (some already tested) Kosmatolgy Lemongrass Face Moisturizer (USA) The Face Shop Jeju Tangerine Dry Oil (S.Korea) Holy Snails Perseids Oil (USA) Kuramoto Komeyu Pure Rice Oil (Japan) Fresh Seaberry Moisturizing Facial Oil (USA) Blossom Jeju 100% Camellia Dry Oil (S.Korea) ToGoSpa The Neroli Fix Youth Serum (Pomegranate Skin Oil and Neroli Nectar) (USA) Sulwhasoo Concentrated Ginseng Renewing Essential Oil (S.Korea) #kbeauty #rasianbeauty #facialoils #koreanskincare #skincare #kosmatology #thefaceshop #holysnails #kuramoto #fresh #blossomjeju #togospa #sulwhasoo #femalebeautyblogger #femalebblogger #kbeautyblogger

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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 could not wait to show you these items that I received from J:Dew and Q-Depot ~ check out my unboxing on J:DEW's Green Moist Skincare, Green Delight Body care and Green Clarity Cleansing Care products live at my blog now (link in bio) I am already falling in love with these products ~ I've used the toner & emulsion for the last 2 days and there has been no problems with them. The scent is AMAZING – lavender and bergamot ~ don't worry, it isn't strongly scented, but lightly and just lovely. If you love Innisfree's Green Tea line, but find that their strong floral scent is off-putting, I think these might be a great alternative. J:Dew ingredients are sourced from Jeju Island and so far, what I have tried, I really have been impressed #jdew #jers #jejuislandingredients #jejuisland #kbeauty #rasianbeauty #koreanskincare #koreanbodycare #qdepot #unboxing #femalebblogger #femalebeautyblogger #bblogger #bbloggers #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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I couldn't help it ~ I purchased ALL THREE of the new Cosmetea Stick Cleansers that were released the other week at Memebox. I will be trying them out and letting you know the pH levels on them with a mini review on each at my blog in the next week ~ they have three cleansers that are a balm in a stick, remove makeup like an oil cleanser and then foams up. 🍋🍋🍃🍃Dust Out Tea Cleanser – White Tea & Lemon "Rich vitamins from White Tea, Lemon, and Plum Extracts purify skin from toxins, while Oatmeal and Brown Rice powders gently scrub off makeup, dirt, and even the finest dust particles lodged deep within pores." 🍃🍃🌿🌿Pore Care Tea Cleanser – Green Tea & Mint "Green Tea and Mint extracts control excess sebum while Coffee powder gently scrubs pores clean of any waste." 🍓🍓🍃🍃Moisture Tea Cleanser – Black Tea & Omija "Crafted with 70% moisturizing components, it moisturizes while deep cleaning skin, thanks to its star ingredients- hydrating and brightening Omija Berry and strengthening antioxidant Black Tea." #kbeauty #rasianbeauty #koreanskincare #cleansers #oilstickcleanser #abcommunity @beautyandthecat #cosmetea #memebox #memebox_usa #bblogger #bbloggers #femalebblogger #femalebeautyblogger #kbeautyblogger #beautyblogger #beautybloggers

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unless otherwise noted, all products were purchased by me


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