Review: Leaders Coconut Bio Mask

27. October 2019

//KBEAUTY/PR SAMPLE/SKINCARE//

This is my first review after a long time! I did take a long hiatus from blogging, but now I’m back with new energy and motivation. My review today is about the Leaders Coconut Bio Mask. I reviewed the Leaders 7 Wonders Biocellulose Masks before and loved them so much back then, that I was very curious about these coconut masks and couldn’t wait to try them.

Leaders Coconut Bio Masks

The Leaders Coconut Bio Mask comes in four versions, dedicated to various superfoods that are used as key ingredient. There are the versions with blueberry,  tomatoes, brokkoli, and orange. Each sheet mask is packed in a sachet with the key ingredient displayed . This makes the mask design very colorful and vibrant! I loved to take pictures of the sheet masks thanks to this beautiful design. If you go for the Coconut Bio Mask Special Set you will receive a box  that contains one of each kind. The masks are no cotton sheet masks, but instead they are naturally fermented coconut gel masks. 

Leaders Coconut Bio Masks

Leaders Coconut Bio Mask with Brokkoli

The Leaders Coconut Bio Mask with Brokkoli is directed towards calming, refreshing and sebum conrol. It mask is rich in vitamins B, C and anti-oxidants. The mask is recommended for sensitive and irritated skin, or for oily skin with excessive sebum. The ingredients are listed below:

Aqua (Water), Methylpropanediol, Butylene Glycol, Dipropylene Glycol, 1,2-Hexanediol, Acer Saccharum (Sugar Maple) Extract, Brassica Oleracea Italica (Broccoli) Extract, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Portulaca Oleracea Extract, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Fruit Extract, Glycerin, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Betaine, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Xanthan Gum, Parfum (Fragrance), Polysorbate 60, Sorbitan Isostearate,  Artemisia Capillaris Flower Extract,  Ecklonia Cava Extract, Houttuynia Cordata Extract, Saururus Chinensis Extract, Achillea Millefolium Extract, Arnica Montana Flower Extract, Artemisia Absinthium Extract, Gentiana Lutea Root Extract

As you can seec the ingredients are mostly plant based extracts. Brokkoli is thereby known for its astringent effects and is rich in β-Carotene . Chamomille  has soothing effects, Achilea Millefolium has wound-healing properies. There is also glycerine and butylene glycol for moisturizing the skin. Moreover, this mask is free from parabens, sulphates, alcohol, silicone and is EU allergen free (according to Skincarisma).

Leaders Coconut Bio Masks

Leaders Coconut Bio Mask with Blueberry

The Leaders Coconut Bio Mask with Blueberry is directed towards providing energy and moisture. This mask is rich in vitamins B, C and anti-oxidants. The mask is recommended for skin that is rough, dry,  stressed, and tired, or needs nutrition. The ingredients are listed below:

Aqua (Water), Methylpropanediol, Butylene Glycol, Dipropylene Glycol, 1,2-Hexanediol, Acer Saccharum (Sugar Maple) Extract, Vaccinium Angustifolium (Blueberry) Fruit Extract, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Portulaca Oleracea Extract, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Fruit Extract, Glycerin, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Betaine, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Xanthan Gum, Parfum (Fragrance), Polysorbate 60, Sorbitan Isostearate,  Artemisia Capillaris Flower Extract, Ecklonia Cava Extract, Houttuynia Cordata Extract, Saururus Chinensis Extract, Achillea Millefolium Extract, Arnica Montana Flower Extract, Artemisia Absinthium Extract,  Gentiana Lutea Root Extract

As you can seec the ingredients are almost identical to the Brokkoli mask, Only Blueberry is now the key ingredient. Blueberries are famous for their rich content in anti-oxidants (Anthocyanin) and vitamins A and C.  Blueberries are also rich in essential fatty acids . The mask is free from parabens, sulphates, alcohol, silicone and is EU allergen free (according to Skincarisma), too.

Leaders Coconut Bio Masks

Leaders Coconut Bio Mask with Tomato

The Leaders Coconut Bio Mask with Tomato is directed towards providing elasticity and firmness. This mask is rich in vitamins B, C and anti-oxidants. The mask is recommended for skin that shows first signs o aging and skin with pigmentation. The ingredients are listed below:

Aqua (Water), Methylpropanediol, Butylene Glycol, Dipropylene Glycol, 1,2-Hexanediol, Acer Saccharum (Sugar Maple) Extract, Solanum Lycopersicum (Tomato) Fruit Extract, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Portulaca Oleracea Extract, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Fruit Extract, Glycerin, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Betaine, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Xanthan Gum, Parfum (Fragrance), Polysorbate 60, Sorbitan Isostearate, Artemisia Capillaris Flower Extract, Ecklonia Cava Extract, Houttuynia Cordata Extract, Saururus Chinensis Extract, Achillea Millefolium Extract, Arnica Montana Flower Extract, Artemisia Absinthium Extract, Gentiana Lutea Root Extract

Again, the ingredients are identical to the other two masks, except of the key ingredient tomato. Tomato is rich in the anti-oxidant Lycopene, which helps strengething the skin’s barrier.  The mask is free from parabens, sulphates, alcohol, silicone and is EU allergen free (according to Skincarisma), too.

Leaders Coconut Bio Masks

Leaders Coconut Bio Mask with Orange

The Leaders Coconut Bio Mask with Orange is directed towards boosting the skin’s inner glow and brightening. This mask is rich in vitamins B, C and anti-oxidants. The mask is recommended for skin with dark spots and uneven skin tone, or that is tired and stressed. The ingredients are listed below:

Aqua (Water), Methylpropanediol, Butylene Glycol, Dipropylene Glycol, 1,2-Hexanediol, Acer Saccharum (Sugar Maple) Extract, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Fruit Extract, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Portulaca Oleracea Extract, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Fruit Extract, Glycerin, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Betaine, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Xanthan Gum, Parfum (Fragrance), Polysorbate 60, Sorbitan Isostearate, Artemisia Capillaris Flower Extract, Ecklonia Cava Extract, Houttuynia Cordata Extract, Saururus Chinensis Extract, Achillea Millefolium Extract, Arnica Montana Flower Extract, Artemisia Absinthium Extract, Gentiana Lutea Root Extract

Again, the ingredients are identical to the other masks, except of the key ingredient orange. Orange is rich in Vitamin C, which has brightening effects and also acts as a mild exfoliator.  The mask is free from parabens, sulphates, alcohol, silicone and is EU allergen free (according to Skincarisma), too.

Leaders Coconut Bio Masks

I used all four Leaders Coconut Bio Masks very quickly because of several reasons: first of all, I love these biocellulose masks made from fermented coconut A LOT! they adhere perfectly to my skin and also fit greatly to my facial shape. In contrast to hydrogel masks that keep sliding off my face, and are torn very easily, these are so pleasant to use. You have to remove two layers of protective film though! The second reason why I loved these masks were that they make the skin feel smooth and hyddrated. It is hard to say which of these was my favorite though, because as you can see from comparing the ingredients, all the masks are similar, except of the key ingredient. I liked them all.  Also, it’s great that they are free from parabens, alcohol and sulphates. There are some fungal acne triggers though according to Skincarisma. I didn’t experience any irritations, but every person and skin type reacts in a different way. One downside for sensitive skin types is that the masks are not free from fragrances, and also the Orange mask can be too much for some skin types, because of the exfoliating effects of vitamin C. All in all, I’m very happy with my Leaders Coconut Bio Mask experience and I can definitely recommend you to try these. Especially, if you don’t like hydrogel masks, you can give these biocellulose masks a try instead!

Have you tried biocellulose masks, yet? What do think of these Leaders sheet masks?

Review: Dermalogica Prisma Protect

17. April 2019

//AD / PR SAMPLE / SKINCARE //

With summer approaching here in Europe, it is time to think about sun protection for many people. I’m a sunscreen believer, so I’m wearing sunscreen no matter what season it is. This is even more crucial if you have chemical exfoliants (AHA, BHA, PHA, Vitamin C…) in your skincare regimen. Here is one of my currently used sun protection products, the Dermalogica Prisma Protect SPF30.

Dermalogica Prisma Protect

Dermalogica is an American Personal Care company and their products are sold in more than 80 countries all over the world. This means that it is quite likely, that you have heard of this brand before. I have some of their products in my skincare rotation at the moment, and not so long ago I wrote a review for their Dermalogica Biolumin-C Serum. So if you are looking for new Vitamin C serums by any chance, also take some time to stop by my review >>here<<.

Dermalogica Prisma Protect

Dermalogica Prisma Protect

The Dermalogica Prisma Protect is a light-activated multitasking product, combing moisturizer and sunscreen. It contains a broad spectrum high sun protection with SPF30. The product is designed for all skin types and helps to prevent damage and aging by protecting the skin from pollution and UV.

Dermalogica Prisma Protect

The sun protection ingredients used in this cream are Homosalate, Octocrylene, Ethylhexyl Salicylate, and Butyl Methoxydibenzoylmethane. Apart from these UV-Filters, the Dermalogica Prisma Protect also contains Vitamin E (Tocopherol and Tocopheryl acetate) for anti-aging properties. Other noteworthy ingredients are Ginger Root Oil, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract and Chlorella Vulgaris Extract.

Water/Aqua/Eau,  Homosalate, Octocrylene, Silica, Butylene Glycol, Ethylhexyl Salicylate, Butyl Methoxydibenzoylmethane,  Coconut Alkanes,  Dimethicone, Glycerin, Dimethyl Capramide, Polyglyceryl-2 Stearate, VP/Eicosene  Copolymer, Chlorella Vulgaris Extract, Palmitoyl Oligopeptide, Saccharide lsomerate, Zingiber Officinale (Ginger) Root Oil, Sclareolide, Tocopherol, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Tocopheryl Acetate, Coco­ Caprylate/Caprate,  Glyceryl Stearate SE, PEG-100 Stearate, Potassium Cetyl Phosphate, Arachidyl Alcohol, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Behenyl Alcohol,  Benzyl Alcohol, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Xanthan Gum, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Arachidyl Glucoside,  Ethylhexylglycerin,  Methicone, Sodium Hydroxide, Trisodium Ethylenediamine Disuccinate, Citric Acid, Sodium Citrate, Caprylyl Glycol, Propanediol, Geraniol, Limonene, Citral, Polyvinyl Alcohol, Sodium Benzoate, Potassium Sorbate,  1,2-Hexanediol, Phenoxyethanol.

The Dermalogica Prisma Protect is free from parabens, sulfates, and alcohol. Moreover, the product is cruelty-free by Leaping Bunny and PETA. It is vegan, no synthetic dyes or fragrances, and, if this isn’t enough, it is gluten-free, too.

Dermalogica Prisma Protect

Dermalogica Prisma Protect

The product itself comes in a plastic tube which was packed in a prism-shaped cardboard box. The signature design of the brand is typically white with the brand printed predominantly on the packaging. The Prima Protect Cream has a holographic cap and several holographic elements in addition to the simple design. This fits nicely to the idea of a light-activated product.

Dermalogica Prisma Protect

Dermalogica Prisma Protect

The tube contains 50 ml of product, which is a good size to start with. The tube squeezes easily and reveals a white cream. It is advised to apply the cream after your other skincare steps, and 30 minutes before sun exposure.

Dermalogica Prisma Protect

Dermalogica Prisma Protect

Dermalogica Prisma Protect

The cream has a herbal kind-of scent with a hint of ginger, which is not very dominant. The cream spreads well and leaves a subtle glow. It feels dry and not greasy, but still, it provides some moisture. I still need a moisturizer below this sunscreen though for my dry skin type, and I could not use this as moisturizer and sunscreen in one product. Moreover, SPF30 might not be high enough for summer, but for low sun exposure, it might be enough. I enjoy however the lightweight feeling on the skin and the way it absorbs quickly. Have you tried any products by Dermalogica? What do you think about the Dermalogica Prisma Protect? In my opinion, it’s a good product texturewise, but too expensive for the protection given and regarding daily use. For a multipurpose product, it does not give me enough hydration.

You can get the serum for 67€ from Dermalogica.

Dermalogica Prisma Protect

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Just as a short reminder: All products mentioned and reviewed on this blog are of my personal opinions. This product here was sent to me for reviewing purpose by https://www.brandsyoulove.de which doesn’t influence me in providing my honest opinion on the products.

Unboxing: InStyle Spring Edition 2019

7. April 2019

// WERBUNG / PR SAMPLE / UNBOXING//

Finally, it’s spring! Flowers everywhere and slowly the weather is being warmer. And, just in time, I have a new unboxing for you for the InStyle Spring Edition 2019! InStyle has curated a new box for the season and like usuall it is super versatile and contains products dedicated to the new season.

InStyle Spring Edition 2019

The InStyle Box is curated by the InStyle Magazine and provides you with trendy items for the season. I received some of the InStyle Boxes from previous seasons, too, and if you are curious you can have a look at the past boxes >>here<<.

InStyle Spring Edition 2019

InStyle Spring Edition 2019

As always, the InStyle Box is filled with 10 different products, together with a booklet with descriptions and more discount coupons inside.

InStyle Spring Edition 2019

InStyle Spring Edition 2019

So Susan Dream Maker Light Shifting Highlighting Cream (10ml/29€)

This oil-free hybrid cream/gel has a holographic highlighting effect. I’m really looking forward to trying it. It’s available in 9 shades. The one here is called “Private Jet”, and has a golden hue.

Ardell Wispies (1pair/5.95€)

The Ardell Wispies False Lashes are known for their defined length and volume and still look very natural. The lashes are sorted in a crossed way, which makes them look like natural lashes.

InvisiBobble Hair Band Best Friends Forever (6pc)

These peach-colored hair bands have the perfect color for spring and look at these cute avocado charms attached to them. Super adorable!

InStyle Spring Edition 2019

InStyle Spring Edition 2019

InStyle Spring Edition 2019

ANNY Nail Polish “Mr. Crabs” (15ml/9.99€)

One of three spring shades of ANNY Nail Polish was included. The shades vary from pink, coral or orange. My box included the orange shade.

Freulein B But First Makeup (1pc/6.95€)

I’m personally loving silicone sponges for applying makeup. They are easy to clean and you don’t waste your product since it is not soaked up by any sponge or bristles.

Bilou Yummy Lemon 2in1 Body Spray and Creamy Shower Mousse (150ml&200ml/3.95€ each)

Citrus is a wonderful scent for spring and this duo of body spray and shower mousse seems to be the right thing to use during your morning shower.

InStyle Spring Edition 2019

InStyle Spring Edition 2019

InStyle Spring Edition 2019

Benton Aloe Soothing Mask (1pc/3.50€)

So excited to spot a kbeauty product in this box! It’s the famous Benton Aloe Soothing MAsk Pack containing 48% Aloe Essence. This mask provides moisture and is soothing. PErfect for dry skin type and the stressed winter skin.

Thomas Henry Coffee Tonic (0.2ml/1.30€)

The first Tonic beyond Gin! This tonic combines citrus and sparkling water with cold brewed coffee.

InStyle Flower Vase (1pc/9.95€)

This cute flower vase in pink delivers perfect spring mood and gives your home a pop of color, too. Unfortunately, mine came broken, but after writing InStyle via Instagram, they replied immediately and reshipped a new vase to me. I was surprised how easy and quick this worked and I’m happy to have an unbroken flower vase now.

InStyle Spring Edition 2019

InStyle Spring Edition 2019

InStyle Spring Edition 2019

Local & Urban Daily Journal Mini

A pre-designed Bullet Journal, for those not feeling creative enough or talented to draw, but still want to keep track on their days.

InStyle Spring Edition 2019

I’m really happy about this spring content and the products have been nicely chosen, especially regarding the colors for spring. I once again love how versatile the box is. My highlights are the flower vase and the Benton Sheet Mask. The InStyle Box Spring Edition 20198 is available on shop.instyle.de for 29.90€ and comes with 3 e-paper versions of the InStyle magazine. The InStyle Box is released every three months, for each season. You can also get it as a yearly subscription for 100€.

What are your thoughts on the products from this box? Let me know in the comments below :)

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InStyle Spring Edition 2019

Just as a short reminder: All products mentioned and reviewed on this blog are of my personal opinions. This product here was sent to me for reviewing purpose by https://shop.instyle.de/ which doesn’t influence me in providing my honest opinion on the products.

Review: BRUCKE Keep Cooling Masks

24. March 2019

//BEAUTY / SKINCARE / PR SAMPLE //

Time for a new sheet mask post! A while ago I received the exclusive BRUCKE Keep Cooling Masks by the kind people of Komawo, a KBeauty Online Retailer based in Germany. I tried both masks and today I’ll be sharing my impression with you:

BRUCKE Keep Cooling Masks

BRUCKE is a new KBeauty brand based on oriental medicine, combined with the practical diagnostics of western medical sciences. Their motto is “Heal Your Skin” and the products are designed to improve problematic skin and increase the immunity of it. Their key complex is the Advanced Cooling Composition, called A.C.C., which is extracted from natural herbs to keep the skin at the optimum temperature. It also has other effects like anti-inflammatory properties, sterilization, etc.

BRUCKE Keep Cooling Masks

There are two BRUCKE Keep Cooling MAsks: The BRUCKE Keep Cooling Hydrogel Soothing Mask and the BRUCKE Keep Cooling Foilgel Lifting Mask. As you can see the design of the brand is simple and tries to look kind of science-y, showing diagrams of the temperatures of different facial areas before and after application.

BRUCKE Keep Cooling Masks

BRUCKE Keep Cooling Foilgel Lifting Mask

The BRUCKE Keep Cooling Foilgel Lifting Mask is designed for pore tightening and volumizing. It has lifting, moisturizing, cooling and wrinkle-care properties. The sheet mask of this mask is made of a breathable gold foilgel sheet, which looks very pretty at first glance and also while wearing it on your face. The sheet has a good fit and stays in place for the time used. The ingredients are US FDA OTC and China CFDA registered. The key ingredients are Phellodendron Amurense Bark Extract, Paeonia Lactiflora Bark/Sap Extract, and Scutellaria Baicalensis Root Extract. Moreover, it contains Mentha Arvensis Extract, Hyaluronic Acid, Tocopherol, Adenosine, and Allantoin.

Ingredients: Water, Butylene Glycol, Glycerin, Phellodendron Amurense Bark Extract, Paeonia Lactiflora Bark/Sap Extract, Scutellaria Baicalensis Root Extract, Glycereth-26, 1,2-Hexanediol, Mentha Arvensis Extract, Glyceryl Acrylate/Acrylic Acid Copolymer, PVM/MA Copolymer, Sodium Hyaluronate, PEG/PPG-17/6 Copolymer, Hydroxyacetophenone, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Cellulose Gum, Adenosine, Allantoin, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Betaine, Polysorbate 80, Menthyl PCA, Ethyl Menthane Carboxamide, Tocopheryl Acetate, Tromethamine, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Disodium EDTA, Fragrance

I enjoyed wearing this mask and I also loved how posh it looked with the gold pattern. The sheet is divided into two sections, one for the upper facial half and one for the lower. This helps for a better fit and keeps the mask better in its place, too. It was recommended to use this mask for 10-20 minutes. It’s not possible to evaluate properties like wrinkle-care or lifting with one-time use of the mask, but it did make the face feel refreshed and had a noticeable cooling effect. Due to the cooling sensation, the skin feels more tight and plump as well. 

BRUCKE Keep Cooling Masks

BRUCKE Keep Cooling Hydrogel Soothing Mask

The BRUCKE Keep Cooling Hydrogel Soothing Mask is designed for long-time moisturizing and volumizing. It has cooling, whitening, wrinkle-care, moisturizing and soothing properties. The sheet mask of this mask is made of a thick hydrogel sheet, which has a grid structure to adhere better to the skin. The ingredients here are also US FDA OTC and China CFDA registered. The key ingredients are Phellodendron Amurense Bark Extract, Paeonia Lactiflora Bark/Sap Extract, Niacinamide, and Scutellaria Baicalensis Root Extract. Compared to the Foilgel Lifting Mask the ingredients list contains even more plant-based ingredients and extract, like honey, Mentha Arvensis extract, ginseng root extract, Morus Alba extract, chamomile extract and many more.

Ingredients: Water Water Phellodendron Amurense Bark Extract Paeonia Lactiflora Bark/Sap Extract Scutellaria Baicalensis Root Extract 1,2-Hexanediol Mentha Arvensis Extract Dipropylene Glycol Glycerin Niacinamide Chondrus Crispus Powder Ceratonia Siliqua Gum Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride Butylene Glycol Paeonia Suffruticosa Root Extract Centella Asiatica Extract 1,2-Hexanediol Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract Glyceryl Caprylate Ethylhexylglycerin Cetyl Ethylhexanoate Ceratonia Siliqua Gum Glyceryl Stearate Cellulose Gum Sodium Polyacrylate Hydrogenated Polydecene Trideceth-6 Allantoin Water Butylene Glycol Rehmannia Glutinosa Root Extract Honey Extract Poria Cocos Extract Panax Ginseng Root Extract Water Butylene Glycol Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract Sesamum Indicum (Sesame) Seed Extract Sophora Flavescens Root Extract Angelica Gigas Root Extract Cimicifuga Racemosa Root Extract Morus Alba Bark Extract Phellinus Linteus Extract Paeonia Albiflora Root Extract Polygonum Multiflorum Root Extract Scutellaria Baicalensis Root Extract Polysorbate 20 Disodium EDTA Adenosine Fragrance Water Butylene Glycol Rosa Multiflora Fruit Extract Water Butylene Glycol Artemisia Princeps Leaf Extract Water Butylene Glycol Hovenia Dulcis Fruit Extract

The fit for this mask was good, too, and similar to the mask above, the sheet is separated into two parts to make it fit better. The hydrogel has a pleasant thickness but is still see-through. It was recommended to use this mask for 30 minutes. Unfortunately, I felt an unpleasant tickling feeling, so that I removed it after 15 minutes. This can be either related to any of the ingredients or that I had a bit of sensitive skin that day. Again, this is hard to evaluate, by only using one sheet mask, but I could definitely feel the cooling effect. According to the ingredients list, there are also a bunch of extracts that I usually enjoy a lot in my skincare, like ginseng, honey, or chamomile.

BRUCKE Keep Cooling Masks

All in all, I enjoyed the fit of the two masks and I especially liked the BRUCKE Keep Cooling Foilgel Lifting Mask. I don’t know why my skin didn’t like the other one, but it is also hard to find who or what is to blame after only one use. You can either check them out from the official site or from Komawo. In my personal opinion, the price of almost 10€ is a bit too high, especially regarding the point that it is a one-time product. Other then that, I’m happy to see new and more unknown brands being licensed in EU. By the way, the online retailer Komawo is great if you are looking for Kbeauty brands that are EU licensed, this way you will avoid problems with customs, as well. Since they are based in Germany shipping is very quick, too. Free shipping starts from 40€.

What is your impression of the brand BRUCKE?

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BRUCKE Keep Cooling Masks

Just as a short reminder: All products mentioned and reviewed on this blog are of my personal opinions. This product here was sent to me for reviewing purpose by https://www.komawo.de which doesn’t influence me in providing my honest opinion on the products.

Unboxing: BeautyPress News Box February 2019

10. March 2019

// PR SAMPLE / BEAUTY / UNBOXING //

I’ll show you the content of the BeautyPress News Box February 2019 today! Beautypress is an international PR Network by webportalis and it is totally dedicated to beauty products and the latest releases by brands. I have been following their newsletter and unboxings on other blogs for a long time now, and I already received other of their boxes before, as well (check them out >>here<<).

BeautyPress News Box

The BeautyPress News Box is a curated box by Beautypress, which is exclusively sent out to top bloggers. Unlike beauty boxes like Glossy Box, it is no subscription box and is really dedicated to introducing new brands and products to bloggers for introduction on their channels. I received the February box this time, which came with several different products from various brands.

BeautyPress News Box

Let’s peek inside:

BeautyPress News Box

Alverde Color & Care Vinyl Lipgloss

The Alverde Color & Cara Vinyl Lipgloss is a lip gloss with high pigmentation and glossy finish. It’s supposed to give a smooth finish and be very even in its application. It’s available in 5 shades, called nude dream, rose flower, true peach, paradise red, and wild berry. If you don’t know, Alverde is a natural cosmetics brand. These lipglosses retail for only 3.45€ and you can find them >>here<<.

BeautyPress News Box

Ardell 3D Fauxmink Lashes

These new Wispies Lashes from Ardell provide volume and look natural by using crossed lashes of various length. They are lightweight and have an invisible and very flexible lashline. Find more information on these lashes >>here<<.

BeautyPress News Box

HighDroxy Eye Love

The Highdroxy Eye Love is a cream-type mask for the eye area and one of the products I’m really curious to try. It’s supposed to be a rich cream, which can be used during the day if desired, but due to the richness, it is better suited as kind of sleeping mask for the eye area. The cream has a complex made from 5 plant extracts, that have soothing and calming properties and stimulate the blood circulation, This is helping to reduce dark circles and even out the skin tone. You can find it >>here<<.

BeautyPress News Box

Becker Erbe Solingen Nail Scissors

Becker Erbe Solingen is an award-winning brand made in Solingen, famous for their sharp knives. This small scissors has a self-sharpening effect and is long-living. Even more important, Erbe Solingen represents eco-friendly material, Re-/Upcycling Design, and Eco-optimized production, as well as and Fair and Social production. Check out the products from Becker Solingen >>here<<.

BeautyPress News Box

 Organyc Tampons

These Organyc Tampons are 100% made from organic cotton and great for the environment. If you are looking for a plastic-free, chemical-free, and scent-free alternative these are for you. You can find them on www.erdbeerwoche-shop.com and with the code Organyc19 you will get 3€ discount (valid until October 2019).

BeautyPress News Box

BeautyPress News Box

Ebelin Trend Accessories

These earrings are only one example for Ebelin Trend Accessories. If you love these kinds of fashion details you will love the other pieces of Ebelin Trend. Head over to more >>here<<.

BeautyPress News Box

BeautyPress News Box

How do you like the products introduced this time? I’m curious about the eye mask and I hope it will be a good sleeping mask for my eye area. I must confess, I’m not much of a lip gloss user, and I prefer lipsticks and tint, but the shade I received here looks pretty. I’m also really not good in applying false lashes, but all these lashes I have lying around now it’s time for me to get some practice I guess. I think many will be happy to get to know a place where to buy plastic-free and all natural feminine care products. I hadn’t heard about Organyc before, but it’s great to be introduced to new brands. The Erbe Solingen Nail Scissors are also a highlight for me. They have such great quality and I love the self-sharpening effect.

Let me know what product you would love to know more about out of these?

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Just as a short reminder: All products mentioned and reviewed on this blog are of my personal opinions. This product here was sent to me for reviewing purpose by https://www.beautypress.de/ which doesn’t influence me in providing my honest opinion on the products.

Review: Huxley Secret Of Sahara Oil Light and More

28. February 2019

//PR SAMPLE / KBEAUTY / SKINCARE //

I love facial oils! For one reason, my skin type is quite dry. We have four seasons in Germany and winter tends to be quite cold and aggressive for drier skin types, but even normal or sensitive skin types will feel the effect of weather on their skin. Since our faces are exposed to the weather every day, it’s a good idea to help out with some oils to protect the skin barrier. One of the oils I’m using at the moment is the Huxley Secret Of Sahara Oil. Actually, the full name is “Huxley Secret Of Sahara Oil: “Light and More”. Thanks and a shout-out to Korean Smooch at this point for providing me with this facial oil for reviewing purpose.

Huxley Secret Of Sahara Oil

Korean brand Huxley (헉슬리)

“Great things never came from comfort zones.” – That’s the motto of the Korean brand Huxley (헉슬리). And that motto already tells you so much about the brand. Huxley is a contemporary brand with the mission to find and benefit from ingredients that are characteristic of extreme environments. Their aim is to use these innovative ingredients and contribute to new skincare trends in that way (check out the English brand description >>here<<). By the way, did you know that the brand name actually refers to the author Aldous Huxley, who wrote the dystopia “Brave New World”?

Huxley Secret Of Sahara Oil

I must confess that I was drawn to the brand when I saw the first promotional images and I fell in love with the simple packaging design. Actually, you might find it boring, because it’s so plain, but somehow I was drawn to it. And then I read about the Secret of Sahara line and I was sold. As someone with dry skin, I can definitely see my skin to be as dry as the desert, and that name was almost shouting my name. I was lucky enough to get my hand on some travel sized samples of Huxley’s Secret of Sahara skincare line, including the Huxley Secret of Sahara Essence: Grab Water, Huxley Secret of Sahara Oil Essence: Essence-Like, Oil-Like, and the Huxley Secret of Sahara Oil: Light and More. Out of the three, I loved the oil so much, that I knew that I needed the full-sized bottle of the facial oil, in order to write a full review here.

Huxley Secret Of Sahara Oil

Huxley Secret of Sahara Oil: Light and More

The Huxley Secret of Sahara Oil is described as followed on the brand’s page:

“A lightweight facial oil that contains prickly pear seed oil with outstanding moisturizing ability. It absorbs into the skin quickly, protects it from various stressors, and fortifies the skin”

It’s three features are: Firstly, it’s a non-greasy lightweight oil that does not leave an oily appearance. Second, it’s a fast absorbing, light and dry oil suitable for all skin types. Lastly, it provides rich moisture for dry skin. According to the description it can be used during day and night. It’s possible to use it plain or mixed with cream, foundation, or even with toner and used as mist. Best part, you can use it on your lips and hair as well.

Huxley Secret Of Sahara Oil

Key Ingredient: Sahara Prickly Pear Seed Oil

The ingredients list of the Huxley Secret of Sahara Oil is surprisingly short. It contains the Sahara Prickly Pear Seed Oil as the key ingredient, an example for an ingredient that is observed in extreme environments since the Sahara Prickly Pear survives the extreme temperature variance of the Sahara of 50°C during the day. The seed oil is especially rich in linolic acid and therefore has a great moisturizing effect on the skin, but also contains other unsaturated lipids (oleic acid, palmitic acid, and stearic acid). Due to high contents in gamma-Tocopherol (Vitamin E) and flavonoids the seed oil has great anti-aging effects. It’s also rich in Vitamin K, by the way, which is great for brightening and cell-stimulating. Last, but not least, the Prickly Pear Seed Oil used in Huxley products is a certified organic ingredient with the Ecocert label.

Ingredients: Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Dicaprylyl Carbonate, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Squalane, Opuntia Ficus-Indica Seed Oil, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Crambe Abyssinica Seed Oil, Tocopheryl Acetate, Fragrance

Apart from the very exclusive key ingredient, the list contains other well-known oils, namely sunflower seed oil, and jojoba seed oil. Both are rich in unsaturated fatty acids and tocopherol, similar to the prickly pear seed oil. The last oil spotted is Abyssinian Seed Oil, or known as Crambe Abyssinian Seed Oil. The Abyssinian Seed Oil is rich in erucic acid, a monounsaturated omega-9 fatty acid, but also contains a good amount of oleic and linolic acid. The Huxley Secret of Sahara Oil is free from parabens, silicones, alcohols, sulfates, and is EU-Allergen free. The minimal ingredients list is also a benefit. You can check the full ingredients via SkinCarisma.

Huxley Secret Of Sahara Oil

The Scent of a Spring Garden

Let’s talk about the scent: I’m not a scent sensitive person regarding skincare. On the contrary, I prefer aromatic scents, because it brings me joy while I’m applying my skincare. There are scents that I adore, like rose or green tea for example. For this oil, I absolutely had no expectation regarding the scent in any way. And that’s what surprised me most: the scent is intoxicating! The first time I used the Huxley Secret of Sahara trial set I was so positively surprised! It reminded me of my childhood, and of fields and flowers and playing outside. Now, after doing my research on the brand site I discovered, that the fragrance they use is a collaboration with LUZI, a traditional Swiss fragrance company. You can check out the fragrance pyramid on the official product description page I linked above. I read the first sentence of the fragrance description and I was amazed since it describes exactly the same image I had from using it for the first time: “The first impression is like stepping from inside a house into a lush green garden […]”. 

Huxley Secret Of Sahara Oil

My Impression

The texture of the oil is as you would expect from the description: it’s a liquid, clear oil with a light yellowish color. It absorbs very quickly and feels dry and not greasy upon application. Yet, you feel that it acts nourishing on the skin. I’m using 2-3 drops of the oil on my face and neck. Usually, I use it together with cream, but sometimes I use it even on its own, only followed by the sunscreen. I have used it on my lips, too, and sometimes I use my hands afterward on the end of my hair. I can only say, that this oil does everything I expect from a good facial oil and I have no complaints here to make. The bottle comes with a dropper cap and is easy to use. The volume is 30 ml, and it lasts a long time since you are only using a few drops each time. I also like the fact, that the bottle is made out of glass.

Huxley Secret Of Sahara Oil

Many people imagine facial oils to bee too heavy. I assure you that this oil is lightweight, as it also states in the product description! Apart from providing hydration and nourishment it doesn’t leave the skin greasy at all and can be used day and night. Of course, this is my personal impression, and everyone has different needs regarding their skin, but I can say for myself that I can recommend using the Huxley Secret of Sahara Oil, and that I’m enjoying it in my skincare routine. I can also say, that I would repurchase this oil anytime.

Huxley Secret Of Sahara Oil

I received the Huxley Secret Of Sahara Oil for reviewing purpose from Korean Smooch, an online retailer for Korean cosmetics products based in France. This shop might be especially interesting for people ordering from the EU. Delivery to Germany, for example, is free from 80€ purchase and takes approximately 3 to 5 days to arrive. And the best, no customs duties for EU as they ship from France! Check out the Huxley products they offer >>here<<.

Are you using any facial oils? Do you have a favorite brand or oil blend that you swear by? And what is your impression about the Korean brand Huxley?

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Huxley Secret Of Sahara Oil

Just as a short reminder: All products mentioned and reviewed on this blog are of my personal opinions. This product here was sent to me for reviewing purpose by https://www.korean-smooch.com/ which doesn’t influence me in providing my honest opinion on the products.

Review: Iunik Calendula Complete Cleansing Oil

18. February 2019

// PR SAMPLE / SKINCARE / KBEAUTY //

As you might know, I love the double cleansing method. If you don’t know what it is, I can recommend you so much to try it. With the double cleansing method, you use an oil-based cleanser first to remove your makeup, and the continue with a second cleanser for cleansing your skin. In my eyes, oil cleansers and balm cleansers are the most effective way to remove makeup. Here is one of the oil cleansers that I’m using at the moment: the Iunik Calendula Complete Cleansing Oil.

Iunik Calendula Complete Cleansing Oil

IUnik is a Korean brand that has launched a couple of interesting skincare products. Their packaging design is simple but neat, and the products sound promising. you can check out the products >>here<< on the official webpage. I also reviewed the Iunik Rose Galactomyces Essential Toner and Synergy Serum some time ago here on my blog. I was happy and curious to try a new product from their range this time.

Iunik Calendula Complete Cleansing Oil

The Iunik Calendula Complete Cleansing Oil is a mild cleansing oil suitable for all skin types that contains 94% of pure plant oil. The packaging design is simple as expected for the brand and the ingredients list is short and down to the point, which I really like.

Iunik Calendula Complete Cleansing Oil

Ingredients: Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil,  Canola Oil, Calendula Officinalis Flower extract, Sorbeth-30 Tetraoleate, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Macadamia Ternifolia Seed Oil, Cananga odorata flower oil, Sorbitan Sesquioleate

This is the full ingredients list! 7 ingredients and 5 of them are plant-based oils. I love that fact. You can also check the ingredients via SkinCarisma if you want to. The product is free from parabens, sulfates, alcohol, silicone. It is EU allergen free and has a minimalistic ingredients list.

Iunik Calendula Complete Cleansing Oil

Iunik Calendula Complete Cleansing Oil

The cleansing oil comes in a pump bottle containing 200ml, which will last you for a long time. I’ve been using this cleanser now for 2 months in rotation with some other cleansers and I’ve used half of the bottle.

Iunik Calendula Complete Cleansing Oil

The texture is typical for an oil cleanser and feels like oil, too. it emulsifies when it is in contact with water. Usually, you apply cleansing oils on your dry skin and rub gently, to dissolve the makeup and the dirt. Then, using lukewarm water emulsify the oil on your face and work it in some more, before washing it off. Then, follow up with your preferred second cleanser. It perfectly removes the makeup and works great in my eyes. the short ingredients list is a plus if you are looking for products with limited irritation triggers. It doesn’t have any specific scent apart from a typical vegetable oil scent.

Iunik Calendula Complete Cleansing Oil

All in all, I think that many people will like this oil cleanser for a short and not complicated ingredients list. On the other hand, seeing the price tag of 21.99US$ is a bit high in my eyes, regarding that it is mostly vegetable oil used here. Some people might think that it is actually cheaper to mix up your own oil cleanser using some plant-based oils. What are your thoughts on this?

Have you tried any products from iUnik, yet?

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Iunik Calendula Complete Cleansing Oil

Just as a short reminder: All products mentioned and reviewed on this blog are of my personal opinions. This product here was sent to me for reviewing purpose by https://www.unique4u.net/ which doesn’t influence me in providing my honest opinion on the products.

Unboxing: Luckyface Korean Beauty Starter Kit

10. February 2019

//PR SAMPLE / KBEAUTY / SKINCARE //

The days fly by so quickly these days and I can’t believe that we have February already and this is only my second blog post this year! On the other hand, I have a special post for you here, because I want to introduce a new concept to you today, called Luckyface! There are so many Korean Beauty products available these days, that it is hard to choose in the beginning, especially if you are new to the concept of an excessive skincare routine. Luckyface, a UK-based online retailer, helps you by offering Korean Beauty Starter Kit:

Luckyface Korean Beauty Starter Kit

Luckyface Korean Beauty Starter Kit

“This Starter Kit is curated for the KBeauty newbie. Inside you will receive 9 well-loved and raved-about KBeauty products. “

The Korean Beauty Starter Kit includes 4 Korean face sheet masks and 7 KBeauty samples, perfect to dive into your Kbeauty journey. 

Luckyface Korean Beauty Starter Kit

Are you curious what is inside the box I’m showing you here?:)

Luckyface Korean Beauty Starter Kit

Let’s take a look inside:

Luckyface Korean Beauty Starter Kit

Sheet Masks

HELLOSKIN First Skin Brightening Sheet Mask

The Helloskin First skin Brightening Sheet Mask is directed towards brightening using vitamin A and E. It is made from cupra cotton and holds in up to 10x more essence on your skin. Key ingredients include Gigawhite for smoothings and brightening and Ceramide complex for firming and plumping up the skin.

HELLOSKIN Water Splash Sheet Mask

The Helloskin Water Splash Face Mask gives dry and tired skin a boost of moisture. As the other mask from this brand above, it is made from cupra cotton and holds in up to 10x more essence on your skin. The key ingredients include shea butter and hyaluronate complex for nourishing and hydrating the skin.

A BY BOM Ultra Moisture Mask

I just started to use my first A by Bom products and recently reviewed their Ultra Time Return Eye cream. This sheet mask here comes with a compartment containing eye serum, fresh soothing cream, and the ultra moisture mask. I love combination masks like this especially for traveling, so you don’t need a lot of separate products.

PAPA RECIPE Bombee Honey Mask

Last but not least, the Papa Recipe Bombee Honey Mask is one of these masks that has been hyped by many KBeauty lovers. A very nourishing mask with a honey/propolis complex, that has a nice smell, too. I have used and love this mask before.

Luckyface Korean Beauty Starter Kit

Travel Sized Products

BENTON Snail Bee High Content Steam

A thick and rich cream containing snail mucus and bee venom. Many people love this cream and it has been reformulated since the last time I used it. Back in the past, my skin didn’t like the products from this line, unfortunately.

BENTON Honest Cleansing Foam

I have reviewed this cleanser in the past and I remember that I liked it a lot, because it didn’t make my skin feel dry after using it. Read my review >>here<<.

TOUCH IN SOL No PoreBlem Primer

This primer seems to be very popular, too. It has a unique formula that controls sebum, banishing shine! Key ingredients include green tea extract providing soothing antioxidant benefits, and collagen boosting smooth and healthy skin.

Luckyface Korean Beauty Starter Kit

Samples

PYUNKANG YUL Mist Toner

The Pyunkang Yul Mist Toner is great for refreshing and hydrating tired skin. Its key ingredient is Coptis japonica root extract which is a powerful antioxidant which nourishes the skin and reduces any inflammations. I have heard very positive opinions about the brand so far.

COSRX PHA Moisture Renewal Power Cream

The COSRX Moisture Renewal Power Cream is great for softening and moisturizing your skin. It’s a gentle chemical exfoliator (3% PHA) that reduces moisture loss but also contains coconut extract that promotes hydration. I have the full-sized jar in use and love the glowing effect that it delivers to my skin the next morning.

UNPA Peach Me Up Peach Essence Tone-Up Cream

Moisturizes and brightens the appearance of skin while maintaining tone. This brand is new to me but I like the fact that it contains 71% Real Peach Essence as a key ingredient.

HEIMISH All Clean pH Balancing Facial Cleanser

This cleaning gel helps to balance out the skin’s pH level while removing impurities. Witch hazel and Centella Asiatica are some noteworthy ingredients.

Luckyface Korean Beauty Starter Kit

All in all, the Luckyface Korean Beauty Starter Kit even contains some new brands for me, although I have been using KBeauty in the past years. I love the concept of creating a box specially designed for KBeauty newbies. The box retails for 20£ and can be shipped to customers in the UK. You can also get it from UOpen >>here<<. Luckyface also offers a subscription service for people more familiar with Kbeuaty called The KBeauty Glass Skin Box. This box retails for 30£ and will be delivered to your doorstep every month. You can check out both boxes >>here<<.

SPECIAL SURPRISE: For all of you who would love to get a chance to try the Luckyface Korean Beauty Starter Kit check out my Instagram Account for a special GIVEAWAY where you can win this box! It’s open internationally, so don’t hesitate to participate :)

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Luckyface Korean Beauty Starter Kit

 

Just as a short reminder: All products mentioned and reviewed on this blog are of my personal opinions. This product here was sent to me for reviewing purpose by https://luckyfaceshop.com/ which doesn’t influence me in providing my honest opinion on the products.

Top 10 (K-)Beauty Products 2018

5. January 2019

//AFFILIATE LINKS/KBEAUTY/BEAUTY//

Another year has passed and it’s time to share my favorite products reviewed in 2018 with you. It is always nice for me to look back on my posts that I wrote here on Berries in the Snow during the last year and think about the products that I really liked and used a lot! The products are mainly related to KBeauty, but I also included some brands that aren’t. If you tried any of the products yourself write a comment and let me know about your experience and if you share my thoughts or not. You can also check out last years post for my favorites in 2017 >>here<<.

Top 10 (K-)Beauty Products 2018

Favorite Skincare 2018

The amount of KBeauty brands is vast and there are new brands to discover all the time. I was able to discover some new brands during 2018 and there were some products and brands that I enjoyed a lot. First of all, I tried my first product from the brand 107 Oneoseven. Since I discovered that I actually love to use mists I fell in love with the 107 Oneoseven Rose Vinegar Water. The 107 Oneoseven Rose Vinegar Water is a rose water based mist that contains the famous vinegar. It is the perfect combination to provide moisture to your face whenever needed. It can be used after cleansing as toner, for setting makeup or before using masks. It comes in a cute pink colored spraying bottle, that sprays a very fine mist. I have discovered that this mist has also a very calming effect on my skin, too. You can read my review >>here<<  and get this product from Beautytap.com. 

Top 10 (K-)Beauty Products 2018

I was also introduced to the brand Erborian and I love their products. The BB creams are great and also their skincare is lovely. The Erborian Bamboo Moisturizing Matte-Effect Eye Contour Gel was one of the most memorizable products I reviewed during 2018. It helps to visibly reduce the signs of fatigue: fine dehydration lines, under-eye bags, and skin dryness. The matte finish helps to soften the appearance of under-eye bags. This eye gel was so lovely to use during the summer. It really had this cooling effect and thereby was perfect for refreshing your eyes and make you look less tired. Read my review >>here<<.

Top 10 (K-)Beauty Products 2018

Another brand that I loved last year has been Purito. I love their good quality products and clear ingredients lists. Here are two products that I reviewed in 2018 and really loved (and already used up). The Purito Centella Green Level All In One Mild Pad and the Purito Sea Buckthorn Vital 70 Cream. The Centella Pad is a mild daily exfoliator and super convenient to use. Using 10% Centella Asiatica Extract as a key ingredient, this rich extract contains Asiaticosides, Asiatic acid and Madecassic acid and acts as mild BHA (beta hydroxy acid).  Read my review >>here<<.

Top 10 (K-)Beauty Products 2018

The Purito Sea Buckthorn Vital 70 Cream is a nourishing moisturizer enriched with 70% Sea Buckthorn Fruit extract, highly concentrated with vitamins, and therefore the perfect brightening care for making dark and dull skin revitalized. he Purito Sea Buckthorn Vital 70 Cream has a mix between balm-type texture and gel texture. The color of the cream is light orange, and as I said before, it has a wonderful and very natural orange scent that reminds me of the moment you peel oranges. Read my review >>here<<.

Top 10 (K-)Beauty Products 2018

Another brand that I discovered during 2018 is Bio:Végane. It’s not a KBeauty brand, but a great natural cosmetics brand that you find in Germany. I’m in love with their Bio:Végane Skinfood Organic Acai Cleansing Gel! What I love about the Bio:Végane Skinfood Organic Acai Cleansing Gel is first of all the gel-type formula and the fact that it is not drying for my dry skin type. It does produce a moderate amount of foam nonetheless, which is enough to have that feeling of a foam cleanser despite the gel type formula. The second point why I love this cleanser so much is definitely the scent! It is really addicting and so fresh and fruity. I’m almost done with my second bottle and I have stocked up on another one…I’m highly recommending this cleanser! Read my review >>here<<.

Top 10 (K-)Beauty Products 2018

A brand that you all might have heard of and never has let me down is Klairs. I reviewed and used so many of their products already and still love using the Klairs Soft Airy UV Essence has been released not long ago and I can definitely say that I’m addicted to it. It’s not often that one gets addicted to sunscreen but this one definitely won me over. The Klairs Soft Airy UC Essence comes with SPF50+ PA ++++ and is a lightweight daily sunscreen that protects the skin from UVA and UVB. It leaves no greasiness, nor a white cast. The broad spectrum sunscreen has a water-based gel-texture and comes in a (quite unusual) large tube. It’s my most-used sunscreen at the moment. Read my review >>here<<.

Top 10 (K-)Beauty Products 2018

Last but not least for the skincare is the Missha Time Revolution Night Repair Borabit Ampoule. It is directed towards anti-aging and brightening, using purple botanical ingredients like blueberries, aronia, beets, red cabbage, and purple carrots and combining these with lactic acid fermentation ingredients. It’s a powerful ampoule designed for nighttime use, making the skin smoother, firmer, revitalized, and stronger. This ampoule has been loved by many already but I never had the chance to use it until last year. What should I say, it convinced me, too! Read my review >>here<<.

Top 10 (K-)Beauty Products 2018

Favorite Make-Up 2018

One of the makeup products that I used almost every day are the Bonnie Choice Eyebrow Pencils from Born Pretty Store. They are automatic eyebrow pencils that are waterproof and long-lasting. There are 6 different shades available and they have a very soft finish and are easy to use. The bullet has a triangular shape and makes it easy to draw your brows. I can really recommend these. Also, they are double-sided, with an eyebrow brush attached to the other side. Check out my review >>here<< and also have a look at Born Pretty Store here.

Top 10 (K-)Beauty Products 2018

Then there are of course lip products that I loved last year a lot. One of these is the The Face Shop Gelato Tint. The Face Shop Gelato Tint is a creamy lip tint that comes in 6 different shades that come in ice cream shaped containers in pastel colors. The description says that these tints melt like soft ice cream on our lips with the melting mousse texture. This texture is so lovely. The tint is thick and vibrant in color and applies smoothly. Also, the ice cone shape is really detailed and looks like a high-quality product and not simply some cheap plastic piece. This was definitely a hit for me and brought me back to why I loved KBeauty in the first place. You can read my review >>here<<.

Top 10 (K-)Beauty Products 2018

Another lip product that I enjoyed a lot is the MeloMELI Cotton Shot Lip Tint! I was able to test all their shades thanks to Beautytap and I enjoyed them a lot (and still enjoy them). The MeloMELI Cotton Shot Lip Tint is a cotton-type tint, with a matte finish, but creamy texture. It is long-lasting, not drying, and has vibrant color pay-off according to the description of the tints. Since it has a creamy texture, but a matte finish it can be used as tint, but also as blush. You can also apply them either very lightly for a natural tint, or more vibrant and opaque. I have to point out that they don’t feel drying on the lips AT ALL, despite their matte texture. You can read my review >>here<< and check out the product at Beautytap.com.

Top 10 (K-)Beauty Products 2018

That’s it! These were my personal Beauty Highlights in 2018 and I hope that this post will turn out helpful for you. Let me know about your thoughts! What were your favorite products in 2018?

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Top 10 (K-)Beauty Products 2018

Unboxing: InStyle Box Fall Edition 2018

27. November 2018

// WERBUNG / PR SAMPLE / UNBOXING//

The best way to keep away autumn blues is to care for yourself. InStyle has curated a new box for that purpose and it contains a mix of wonderful products dedicated to the change of seasons. Here is my unboxing of the InStyle Box Fall Edition 2018:

InStyle Box Fall Edition 2018

The InStyle Box is curated by the InStyle Magazine, and provides you with trendy items for the season. I received some of the InStyle Boxes from previous seasons, too, and if you are curious you can have a look at the past boxes >>here<<.

InStyle Box Fall Edition 2018

InStyle Box Fall Edition 2018

As always, the products are dedicated and fit to the season. The InStyle Box is filled with 10 different products, which come together with a booklet with descriptions and more discount coupons inside.

InStyle Box Fall Edition 2018

CUPPER – “Be Happy” Tee  (40g /  2,95€ )

Cupper Teas have one of the most beautiful designs. And this spiced tea blend with pepper and ginger, mixed with a citrus scent is perfect for the season.

ColaRebell Feststoff Cola Classic (44g /  1,49 €)

These are basically a lifesaver since it is so dark in the mornings and already dark when I’m on my way back home. These candies help me to get some sugar and caffeine into my blood when I’m at a low point during the day.

InStyle – Emaille Mug (1pc / 16,00 €)

This mug is perfect for the included Cupper Tea of this box. Love the cute print here!

InStyle Box Fall Edition 2018

Gilette Venus Swirl (1 pc /  9,99€ )

The Flexi-ball technology of the Gilette Venus Swirl makes it easy to shave your legs, especially for the more difficult areas and shapes to reach.

Nature Box Body Butter Avocado ( 200ml /  4,99€ )

This body butter contains cold-pressed avocado oil and is free from silicone, sulfates and parabens. Additionally, the product is vegan. Apart from Avocado oil, this body butter contains great ingredients like shea butter, coconut oil, and cacao seed butter.

InStyle Box Fall Edition 2018

Kiss New York Professional Truism Color Intense Lipstick ( 1pc /  7,95€ )

A satin-type lipstick with a creamy but vibrant texture. It has various shades, like Nude You Didn’t, Red Head, Spicy Nude and Touch You.

PUFFIN beauty Pony Puffin®  ( 1pc /  9,95€ )

This silicone helper will make your ponytail look more voluminous. It looks like a muffin and is placed between your hair before tying it.

L’Oréal Paris Indefectible Gel Nail Polish ( 1pc /  8,90€ )

These nail polishes from L’Oreal come with two sides, one containing the nail polish (here shade  Forever Mink), and the other containing a clear top coat with gel effect. Love the combination of the two products in one.

InStyle Box Fall Edition 2018

Maison Mollerus Pochette EIGER ( 1pc /  69,00€ )

Handmade in Switzerland, and perfect to keep your lipstick, powder, and some money for the next festivities or party. Love the sleek and simple design, and yet the embossing gives it a luxurious finish.

The Jeweller Necklace (1pc /  21,90€ )

A pretty and delicate necklace with a heart shape. I guess this would make a cute gift for best friends, too.

InStyle Box Fall Edition 2018

I’m happy with this Box content again, and I must say it has a good value for its price! Especially the clutch from Maison Mullerus is super pretty and will be very perfect for the holiday season. I also love the other products and there is quite some that I’m looking forward to try. The InStyle Box Summer Edition 2018 is available on shop.instyle.de for 29.90€ and comes with 3 e-paper versions of the InStyle magazine. The InStyle Box is released every three months, for each season. You can also get it as a yearly subscription for 100€.

What are your thoughts on the products from this box? Let me know in the comments below :)

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InStyle Box Fall Edition 2018

Just as a short reminder: All products mentioned and reviewed on this blog are of my personal opinions. This product here was sent to me for reviewing purpose by https://shop.instyle.de/ which doesn’t influence me in providing my honest opinion on the products.