10.30.2015

Too Cool For School Fresh Gore Sleeping Pack ♥ Beauty Review

Too Cool For School Fresh Gore Sleeping Pack Beauty Review
Happy Halloween Eve! In the spirit of Halloween I made today's beauty product a little gory. I will be reviewing the Too Cool For School Fresh Gore Sleeping Pack. This sleeping pack was inspired by a vampire's whitening glow and made from dragon blood tree extract. I really loved the TCFS pumpkin sleeping pack so I thought I would try their newest sleeping pack. I bought the sample packets because I didn't know if I would like the product or not. Let's see how this sleeping pact performed!

Too Cool For School Fresh Gore Sleeping Pack Beauty Review
Product description:
"Offering a cream transfused with the secret beauty of vampires! This sleeping pack works its magic while you sleep."

Pros:
- One packet can be used for two days
- Light fresh fruity scent (but you can barely smell it)
- Moisturizing
- Slightly brightening

Cons:
- You have to wait 10-20 minutes until the pack dries completely
- Didn't notice that many results

My experience:
So for those who don't know what a sleeping pack is. It's basically a mask you sleep with. They're usually light gel-like masks, nothing too heavy though. When you wake up in the morning you wash off the excess and you have beautiful moisturized skin!

The Too Cool For School Fresh Gore Sleeping Pack looked like strawberry marmalade, without the stickiness. It had a fairly fresh (slightly fruity) scent but it went away within minutes of application. I put this on as the last step of my skincare routine. I recommend you guys apply this an hour before you actually go to sleep so that you don't stick to your pillow. When I woke up I immediately went to the bathroom and splashed cold water on my face to remove the pack. My skin appeared slightly brighter and moisturized but it wasn't too noticeable. I used this pack every night for 20 nights in a row and didn't really notice anything special aside from a moisturized face. Overall, I was disappointed that this sleeping pack didn't impress me.

Would I recommend this product?
Not really. If you are looking for a sleeping pack I would recommend the Too Cool For School Pumpkin Sleeping Pack. That pack has more skincare benefits then this one.

You can purchase the Too Cool For School Fresh Gore Sleeping Pack here

Too Cool For School Fresh Gore Sleeping Pack Beauty Review
Do you use a sleeping pack?

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10.29.2015

A Halloween Kpop Playlist ♥ October Playlist

It feels like I haven't posted a playlist in FOREVER! I stopped posting monthly playlists a while back because I didn't think a lot of people enjoyed them. However, I love creating playlists! I make one for every month, holiday, whatever mood I'm in, etc. Since it's almost Halloween I thought I would compile a playlist filled with my favorite kpop (with some jpop) Halloween songs along with their spooky Halloween music videos! Enjoy!

♫ ♪ Click here to hear the whole playlist ♪ 
What's your favorite Halloween song?

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10.27.2015

Ariul Detox Box ♥ Memebox

Memebox Ariul Detox Box
A few weeks ago Memebox posted a Ariul box filled with Ariul skincare products. I've never heard of Ariul so I'm excited to try a new Korean brand. It cost around $24-27 (don't remember the actual price) so it wasn't too expensive so I went ahead and bought it because of how many sheet masks it contained. The box comes with a Ariul cleanser, mist, 4 juice cleanse sheet masks and 7 day sheet masks, that's 11 masks total! Sadly, this box isn't available anymore on the Memebox website but the individual products are, which I will link.

Everything came packaged well in a bright pink Memebox. It took a few days for my order to come in. Memebox is honestly the best website I've tried that ships Korean products in the US really fast to you, I highly recommend them!

Memebox Ariul Detox Box
Memebox Ariul Detox Box
This is a note that explains what every product does and how to use it along with the prices. It explains every mask too!

Memebox Ariul Detox Box
The box included a cleanser, the Stressful Relieving Purefull Cleansing Foam. I'm not a fan of foaming cleansers because they dry out your skin. However, I will try it a few times and if I don't love it I will give it to one of my sisters.

Memebox Ariul Detox Box
The second full-size product in the box was the Spa Water 24h Moisturizing Refreshing Mist. I've tried this a few times and it's really soothing. The packaging also feels really nice and good quality.

Memebox Ariul Detox Box
As a sheet mask fanatic I was so excited when I saw that this box contained 11 sheet masks! They send you 7 masks so you can use one on every day of the same week but I will most likely not follow that. There are four different scents avocado, lemon, acai berry  and bamboo water. You get three avocado, two lemon and one of the acai berry and bamboo water mask.

Memebox Ariul Detox Box
Last but not least are the Juice Cleanse Masks! I'm looking forward to trying these out because they're inspired by actual juice cleanses. The masks are filled with rich nutrients and vitamins that help strengthen your skin and increase its immunity to harsh elements. There are four masks including Raspberry and Lentil, Wheat and Celery, Kale and Grapefruit and Spearmint and Green Apple.

Memebox Ariul Detox Box
Do you want me to review any of these products?

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10.26.2015

The Wishi Washi Shop + Cute By Design Co ♥ Stationary Haul

The Wishi Washi Shop + Cute By Design Co Stationary Haul
It's time for another stationary haul! I hope you guys aren't bored of these posts yet!  I'm trying my best to space out these stationary posts along with my beauty and lifestyle posts. I don't want this blog to solely be a stationary blog. With that said, I'm going to be ordering winter and Christmas stickers soon, which means more hauls! Yay! Anyways, on to today's Etsy stationary haul I'm featuring The Wishi Washi Shop and Cute By Design Co.

The Wishi Washi Shop Stationary Haul
The Wishi Washi Shop Stationary Haul
When I saw these shopping bag stickers I had to get them! You can use these to mark shopping days or track online shop orders.

The Wishi Washi Shop Stationary Haul
This is why I placed my order on The Wishi Washi Shop. I saw a picture of this on the Wishi Washi Shop Instagram and I immediately bought them. Starbucks holiday drinks are my favorite so I can't wait o use these! These sticker cups aren't available anymore but you can't buy similar ones here.

Cute By Design Co Stationary Haul
Next I have this adorable Baymax paper clip by Cute By Design. Cute By Design has some very cute paper clips but they're currently on hiatus so I recommend you guys follow them on their Instagram to stay updated on their reopening and updates on their latest products.

The Wishi Washi Shop + Cute By Design Co Stationary Haul
Who's ready for Christmas stationary/craft supplies?

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10.23.2015

Shara Shara Black Bear Miracle Capsule Cream ♥ Beauty Review

Shara Shara Black Bear Miracle Capsule Cream Review
I've been trying to find an amazing cream/moisturizer for years! I've found a few that did a fairly good job at hydrating and keeping my skin moisturized but not a go-to favorite moisturizer. And now since the colder months are here I need to find another cream to keep my skin nourished from the harsh weather. What I'm saying is that I've been testing many moisturizers and creams lately. So don't be surprise if I post a few skincare reviews (mainly on creams) in the next couple of weeks.

Today I will be review a cream I got early last month. It's the Shara Shara Black Bear Miracle Capsule Cream. I got this in a Memebox Haul. Not gonna lie I completely bought this for the cute packaging! There are two types of this "miracle capsule cream". The polar bear cream which is for dry skin and the black bear cream which is for oily skin. Since I have oily/combination skin I went with the black bear. Let's see whether or not this product worked for me.

Shara Shara Black Bear Miracle Capsule Cream Review
Shara Shara Black Bear Miracle Capsule Cream Review
Product description
"This anti-winkle moisturizer is enriched with glacial water and 24 types of nourishing oil to deliver a surge of moisture to the skin to firm, rejuvenate, and revitalize the skin."

Pros
- Lightweight
- Great for those with oily skin
- Cute packaging
- Moisturizing
- Anti-wrinkle
- Not sticky
- Affordable
- Light smell
- A little goes a long way

Cons
- Not much product
- Non hygienic (I wish it came with a spatula)
- Not that hydrating

My experience
The product is a lightweight clear watery gel, reminds me of hair gel. It does have a faint scent that goes away within minutes. Once applied to your skin it dries to a matte finish without any stickiness.

The first couple of days I liked this product but then I started to notice a few things. First off, I dry patches. I would get dry patches throughout the day on my chin, at night I would get them the next morning. Next problem, it didn't come with a spatula. I wish more companies would included plastic spatulas with their creams because if you don't use one when applying on skincare products you can completely contaminate the product itself, which could lead to breakouts. Last concern I have is the size. There is 50ml of product in the container. When it comes to creams I would like a bigger size so that it lasts a long time, a couple of months at least. I used this all up in 3 weeks, but you could probably get away using this a whole month though.

Would you recommend this product?
If you have really oily skin then yes. But if you have a few dry spots on your face then no.

You can purchase the Shara Shara Black Bear Miracle Capsule Cream here

Shara Shara Black Bear Miracle Capsule Cream Review
What moisturizer are you currently using?

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10.22.2015

My Planner Essentials ♥ Planning 101

Planner Essentials
As you guys know I'm a huge planner junkie. So I want to start posting some helpful planner/planning advice  and tips. I don't have that many ideas on what I could post about, so if you have any ideas let me know! I think I will post these planning posts every couple of weeks, not too often though. Let me know your thought on this idea.

For my first planning 101 series I am sharing my planner essentials. I've played around with many types of stationary supplies and have found what works for my planning routine, so of course I have to share what works for me with you guys. These items have made my planner routine much easier.

Planner Essentials
Planner/Agenda
Obviously you need a planner! I use the Bando agenda. This one isn't available anymore but I think you can leave your email at Bando to be the first to know when they get more.

Planner Paper Clips
I think planner clips are very helpful to mark your important pages in your planner. I use one to bookmark the monthly calendar and the other one for my weekly spread. The Baymax clip is from Cute By Deisgn Co and the glittery cow is from The Angel Shoppe.

Planner Essentials
Sticker Album 
I keep my most used individual sheets of stickers in that cute Eevee photo album which I got from Micheal's for $1! This sticker book makes picking out stickers a breeze because you can see all your stickers organized in a small booklet!

Accordion Sticker Storage
The pink striped accordion storage thing is from the Target dollar spot. I keep larger sticker sheets that don't fit in the sticker album in here.

Planner Essentials
Notepads
I use notepads to remind me of important dates and tasks I need to do throughout the week . You can find these on ebay for an affordable price.

Correction Tape
White-out is incredibly important! I use this adorable strawberry milk correction tape to white-out any mistakes or anything printed in my planner that I don't like.

Adhesive Runner
This has been a lifesaver! I used to use double-sided tape to adhere everything on my planner but don't started to get annoying. So I bought this adhesive runner from Micheal's. It's a roll-on adhesive that makes attaching things more simple.

Scissors
I don't use scissors too often, only when I'm cutting washi tape. I mean you can tear the washi tape but I'm not good at that. So I use this tiny pair of scissors to snip away washi.

Planner Essentials
Thin Washi Tape
Speaking of washi! Washi tape is really fun to use and it makes your planner even more magical! However, once I found thin washi tape it completely change my thoughts on washi tape! You can use thin washi tape to make lines in your planner, which it what I use it for. You can find thin washi tape at Micheal's or here.

Colorful Pens
We all need pens to write in our planners. I'm not picky with pens (at least not yet) I just use the ones I have laying around, which just so happens to be my Baymax pens.

Planner Essentials
What are some of your planning essentials?

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10.19.2015

Tiny Bees Halloween Haul ♥ Stationary Haul

Tiny Bees Halloween Stationary Haul
I've ordered from Tiny Bees plenty on times! I've already included some previous purchases from them in past but  I'm finally dedicating a while post to Tiny Bees. 

Tiny Bees is a etsy shop based in Hong Kong. They sell a variety of stationary supplies. I've ordered from Tiny Beed multiple times because their shipping is fast! I'm talking about three days fast! Most overseas shops take forever to process and ship their orders but not Tiny Bees. Which is why I keep on buying from them. 

Tiny Bees Halloween Stationary Haul
I bought these round Halloween stickers because they looked really cute! I didn't realize that it came with two sheets though, it was a present surprise!

Tiny Bees Halloween Stationary Haul
I also got these ghosty notepads because they looked so cute and festive! Plus, they're purple and you guys know how I feel about my purples!

Tiny Bees Halloween Stationary Haul
I loved how spooky this washi tape looked so i bought it too, even though I have many Halloween washi.

Tiny Bees Halloween Stationary Haul
Tiny Bees Halloween Stationary Haul
I didn't exactly buy these for Halloween. I actually bought then for autumn. As soon  as October is over I plan on using these in my November weekly spreads.

Tiny Bees Halloween Stationary Haul
The owner of Tiny Bees sometimes includes extras. In this order I got these dessert cabochons. So cute! You could use these in DIY projects.

Tiny Bees Halloween Stationary Haul
Do you own Halloween stationary?

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10.16.2015

Sheet Mask Mini Reviews ♥ Freeset, Etude House, SNP & Que Bella

Sheet Mask Mini Reviews
I love sheet masks, I use one every Saturday! I had an idea to share some of the recent sheet masks, since I love to try new masks from a variety of brands. So every couple of weeks I will be reviewing 4 new sheet masks I've tried out and sharing my experience with each one. I don't want to make these reviews too long do I made three categories; the pros, cons and rating. Like my regular reviews I will be sharing the pros and cons for each mask. As for the rating, I will be judging each mask on a scale from 1 to 10. Anything 5 and below means I wouldn't repurchase and anything over 6 means I would buy again. Now that I've explained everything let's get started with the first of many mini sheet mask reviews!

Donkey Milk Gel Sheet Mask Review
Pros:
- Brightening
- Moisturizing
- Nourishing
- Absorbs easily
- Affordable
- Has a gel-like essence

Cons:
- Mask big around mouth
- Mask didn't cover eye and chin area

Rating:
7 out of 10

You can purchase the Donkey Milk Gel Mask here

Etude House Korean Ginseng Sheet Mask Review
Pros:
- Stays on (not too wet or dry)
- Contains white essence (not clear like most sheet masks)
- Whitening
- Brightening
- Nourishing
- Softening
- Affordable

Cons:
- Gross smell! like ginger? possibly ginseng? I never smelled ginseng so I wouldn't know.

Rating:
9 out of 10

You can purchase the Etude House Korean Ginseng Mask here

SNP Pop Wrinkle Care Essence Sheet Mask Review
Pros:
- Affordable
- Short ingredient list
- Not sticky

Cons:
- Mask didn't cover my nose area
- High perfumed smell (kind of smells like soap)
- Didn't notice anything special afterwards

Rating:
4 out of 10

You can purchase the SNP Pop Wrinkle Care Essence Sheet Mask here

Que Bella Intensive Foot Mask Review
Pros:
- Softening
- Moisturizing
- You can walk in them! It will feel weird but it won't get slimy essence everywhere

Cons:
- Kind of expensive. I bought them because I thought they were $2 but I later found out at the check out counter that they were $4.99, which I think is pricey for a sheet mask.
- My not fit everybody's foot? I wear a size 7 and it fit perfectly. However, if you wear a size bigger it may fit a little bit snug.

Rating:
6 out of 10

You can purchase the Que Bella Intensive Foot Mask here

Sheet Mask Mini Reviews
What's your favorite sheet mask brand?

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