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 (01.24.2017).

Currently Testing (Long Term – more than 2 weeks)

  • Laneige Clear-C Advanced Effector (stopped and will start again)
  • Naruko NRK Calendula Soothing & Calming Toner 金盞花溫和舒敏調理水
  • Tonymoly The Chok Chok Green Tea Cleansing Water
  • SanDaWha Liposome Skin Softener (courtesy of W2Beauty)
  • SanDaWha Multi Active Intensive Essence (courtesy of W2Beauty)
  • Labiotte Lotus Total Recovery Foam Cleanser (courtesy of Memebox)
  • Labiotte Lotus Total Recovery Emulsion  (courtesy of Memebox)
  • Hanyul Optimizing Serum
  • The SAEM The Essential Galactomyces Whitening Ampoule (courtesy of Jolse)

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)

  • It’s Skin Formula WR Effector Serum  (courtesy of Q-Depot)
  • 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


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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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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Q-Depot sent me this product for review purposes – it is the ever popular It's Skin Formula Effector Serum ~ I received the WR Effector with adenosine, cavier, mistletoe, polyglutamic acid and salicornia herbacea extracts ~ the latter is known for its brightening and antioxidant properties and the other ingredients are anti-aging ingredients. I love my polyglut! The only other Effectors I have tried have the propolis, which is very nice and the WH (whitening) which didn't whiten. That said, this one is for fine lines and wrinkles and is very dewy! I will use this at night time ~ and I will add some in my eye cream to really work on my wrinkles under my eyes. This does have a soapy-perfume scent, but it disappears quickly. I love the bottle too ~ it is a pearlized peach-nude shade and it is very classy looking Have you tried any of the It's Skins Formula Effector Serums? Which ones? How did it work for you? These targeted serums are very popular and they can be very expensive. It's Skin is quite afforable! Many thanks to Q-Depot for sending this my way, as I will need some extra hydrating this winter. I will have a full review in about a month or so at my blog #qdepot #itsskin #sponsored #kbeauty #koreanskincare #abcommunity #rasianbeauty #bblogger #bbloggers #beautyblogger #beautybloggers #femalebblogger #femalebeautybloggers #femalebbloggers #kbeautyblogger Ingredients: water, butylene glycol, glycerine, polyglutamic acid, salicornia herbacea extract, viscum album (mistletoe) leaf extract, caviar extract, dipropylene glycol, ethylhexanediol, triethanolamine, carbomer, ethylhexylglycerin, acrylates/C10-30 alkyl acrylate crosspolymer, caramel, fragrance, adenosine, disodium EDTA

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I finally opened up my Hanyul Optimizing Serum, which is made from fermented pine needles oil. @fuckyeahkoreancosmetics had posted this piney set months ago and I used @KoreanBuddy to purchase this set, as it was hard to find it with the fragrance mist. This uses dark brown pine needles and other oriental herbs to make an 83% concentrated fermented "broth" and is an anti-aging serum, designed to help with wrinkles. OMG, this stuff is wonderful!! It smells like I am in a meadow surrounded by pine trees – it is a piney-wildflower scent – not heavy, but just lovely. The serum is very light weight – in fact, I read that it is called a first serum, because it is so light and you use it after cleansing. My gawd, this stuff makes my skin so happy ~ it hydrates without being greasy and just smells wonderful. I don't know if it has great long term benefits, as I just started using it, but I will review it fully at my blog in a couple of months! This serum is great for oily skin and it helps prep and boost your skin, preparing it for other products. If you live near an Aritaum store (they are in NY, NJ, WA, LA areas, plus others), you can probably pick it up there ~ otherwise, the serum alone, make sure you check the ingredients before purchasing, because… there are two types of Hanyul serums – one is the Optimizing Serum, which looks like my bottle at 70mL and the other is the Optimizing Balancing Serum, for some reason, they have totally different ingredients, yet it looks like the same name in Korean on the product. I am not sure why there are two different types and it is confusing. Does anyone know why there are two of these? I've seen rounder bottles that claim they are the optimizing serum, but I cannot be sure with the ingredient list. i think i know why. one is a first serum and the other is a regular serum. 🤔 #hanbang #hanyul #aritaum #pineneedles #fermentedingredients #minireview #kbeauty #koreanskincare #abcommunity #rasianbeauty #bbloggers #bblogger #femalebblogger #femalebeautyblogger #femalebbloggers #beautyblogger #beautybloggers

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Jolse, my bae, sent me some items for review purposes ~ I chose the following products 1️⃣Innisfree Real Mask in Grapefruit (this is a wash off scrub mask) 2️⃣Innisfree Real Mask in Peppermint (this is a clay mask pack) 3️⃣the SAEM The Essential Galactomyces Whitening Ampoule ~ it doesn't whiten your skin, but it is supposed to lighten hyper-pigmentation. 4️⃣ the SAEM Sooyeran Wild Ginseng Essence ~ omg ~ take a look to worship this bronze goddess. I don't know much about it other than it has ginseng in it! 5️⃣Peripera Peri's Ink the Velvet in Celeb Deep Rose ~ this looks beautiful! 6️⃣Jolse also sent me Goodal Moisture Barrier Mask (woot!!) I love Goodal products Look for reviews over the next several months 🙂 Thank you so much Jolse for the lovely goodies!! #jolse #sponsored #sadness #thingsthatdontmatter #skincare #goodal #masks #washoffmasks #innisfree #thesaem #PeriperaPeri #kbeauty #abcommunity #rasianbeauty #bblogger #bbloggers #femalebblogger #makeup #femalebeautyblogger #femalebbloggers #beautyblogger #beautybloggers #koreanskincare

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Yes! W2Beauty is revamping their site and starting a new program for bloggers and I am so happy to be chosen to review these two products from SanDaWha. I haven't seen these items in a LONG time ~ I used their Cleansing Oil so long ago and I remembered that I did like it a lot! SanDaWha is a natural skincare brand and their key ingredient is using camellia flower extracts and oil, along with other botanical ingredients sourced from Jeju Island. They are free from alcohol, synthetics, silicones, artificial dyes and pigments. Camellia extracts are amazing for its anti-aging benefits, as well as acting as an anti-inflammatory, making it perfect for so many skin types! I wanted to try the Liposome line and I was lucky enough to get 2 of them ~ the Liposome Skin Softener and Multi Active Intensive Essence. I just got these today and I was able to do a quick swatch in my car (at red lights…not while I was actually driving!!). These both feel so hydrating on my skin, while leaving it super soft ~ the essence actually has a cooling effect on my skin. This has a very faint citrus/lavender scent, as there are citrus and lavender oils in this ~ but it very faint and disappears quickly. I swatched these on my hand while I was waiting at red lights this morning, so I am sure other people thought I was crazy as I was sniffing my hand to try and tell if there was a scent!! Have you tried any items from the SanDaWha line? What did you think of them? I am so excited to try these out! I will post an ingredient list soon for these, I just have to hand type them ~ the ingredients are, thankfully, printed in English on the boxes! Thank you so much, Alice, for sending these to me! #instablog #sponsored #w2beauty #SanDaWha #instablogger #beauty #beautyblogger #코스메틱 #스킨케어 #뷰티 #beautyblogger #blogger #makeupaddict #skincare #rasianbeauty #JejuIsland #asianbeauty #ab #abcommunity #skincarejunkie #beautygram #kbeauty #koreanskincare #beautyblogger #beautyblog #skincareblogger #bblogger #kbeautyblogger #femalebblogger #femalebeautyblogger #beautybloggers #bblogger #bbloggers

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unless otherwise noted, all products were purchased by me


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