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Graveyard: March and April empties 2015

19. May 2015

Here are my product empties for March and April and a quick impression on each product. I’m a bit late for the post, but hopefully you like it anyways :) As usual, I didn’t include any sample sachets or sheet masks masks, because it is too messy to keep these.

Graveyard: March and April empties 2015

1. Rosemine Floral Remedy Foaming Cleanser. Repurchase? Maybe someday. I have to many cleansers right now.

You can read my review on this foaming cleanser >>here<<. I love the packaging and it had a nice scent. The foam was thick and soft and the cleanser contained rose petals.

2. Happy Bath Rose Essence. Repurchase? I would love to!

This bath and shower cream had the most lingering and nicest rose scent! If you are a lover you will love this…but I remember it was marked quite expensive, sadly.

3. Shib Jang Ceng Chun Ji Heang Hand Cream. Repurchase? Yes, please.

This moisturizing and nourishing hand cream has a long name, but nevertheless it does a great job as hand cream. It contains ginseng extracts, shea butter and olive oil and was not sticky, not greasy and I loved using it!

4. Lush Whoosh Shower Jelly. Repurchase? No.

I like the idea of shower jelly and it was quite fun. Nevertheless, this specific product scent was nbot my favourite, but I could imagine getting other versions of it.

5. Kerastase Elixir Ultime. Repurchase? Maybe.

I received this hair oil trial the last time I was giving my hair a cut. It is a nice and lightweight oil and I could imagine to try it again. Unfortunately, Kerastase products are quite expansive.

6. Boutique Bebe Hair Salon Concentrate Protein. Repurchse? Maybe.

You can read my review >>here<<. I enjoyed using these two hair treatments and I can imagine that I would repurchase them again from time to time.

7. Mise en scène Perfect Repair Treatment Pack. Repurchase? Yes!

This treatment was georgeous. It made the hair super soft and easy to comb after an instant. Although labelled for twice a week use I was using it almost every second day because I loved the effect. I would like to repurchase this again. Although I read in some that they think the scent is old-women scent, but I got used to it and even liked it after all. I still have the Mise en scène Perfect Serum and I’m planning to write a comparative post between a couple of hair oils.

8.Dewytree Real Collagen nutrition serum. Repurchase? Maybe.

There is still an upcoming review for this :D I enjoyed this serum and I love the pump bottle it has and the subtle rose/flower scent.

9. Klairs Rich Moist Soothing Cream. Repurchase? Maybe.

a hydrating cream which contains hyaluronic acid and is very nice on the skin. You can read my review >>here<<.

10. Klairs Rich Moist Soothing Serum. Repurchase? Maybe.

Another hydrating product from the Klairs Rich Moist soothing line. I was enjoying all the products, especially in winter. Read my review >>here<<.

11. Klairs Gentle Black Deep Cleansing Oil. Repurchase? Yes! As soon as I’ve finished my other cleansers.

This is the best cleansing oil I have tried so far and I can recommend you to try it! Read my review >>here<<. I love the scent, I love how it cleanses. A great product!

12. Klairs Supple Preparation Facial Toner. Repurchase? Yes!

Suprisingly, I fell in love with that toner, although I thought it will be my least favourite of the Klairs products. It has a nice pH of 5 and is really a good preparation facial toner. Read my review >>here<<.

13. Hanskin Bio Origin BB creams. Repruchase? Maybe the ampoule BB.

I wrote a comparison review on these two BB creams >>here<<. I liked the ampoule BB better than the other one, but both are descent products.

14. COSRX Natural BHA Skin Returning A-Sol. Repurchase? A good product to have in case of emergency!

I received this selfmade trial version of COSRX Natural BHA Skin Returning A-Sol in a giveaway by Sam Murakami from ColorCrush (check out her blog/videos). Thanks again for the lovely giveaway, dear ♥ I must say I had a positive impression on this product and I would love to try it for a longer time, if I have some more skin troubles (hopefully not). This treatment contains propolis, AHA/BHA and works great on troubled skin. It has an acid pH of 4 and should be used after a pH lowering toner and before your other moisturizing steps (including moisturizing toner/essences/serums/creams/ampoules etc). It is on sale at Wishtrend atm!

15. Yadah Vita-Whitening Aqua Gel and Puregreen Moisturizing Cream. Repurchase?No.

These two sample sized creams were a dissapointment. First: the lids were not closing properly, so I assume that some of the product either leaked out or evaporated/dried up after a while, although I didn’t open it before. Due to this my skin didn’t like the creams. One was to heavy balmtype and the other didn’t absorb either.

16. Tonymoly Eggpore Nose Pack Package. Repurchase? These, or other nosepacks.

I like to use nosepacks occasionally, although they say they are not good. But I love the feeling of seeing some dead skincells and dirt and babyhair pulled of by these kind of patches, although it is quite gross, especially when my bf does use these :D


Graveyard: March and April empties 2015

Do you know any of these and did you try them yourself? What is your opinion on these products I showed above? I’d be happy about your comments ♥

asian cosmetics beauty review

Review: Hanskin Bio Origin BB Creams

26. February 2015

Finally, I had some time to make a comparison review for the Hanskin Bio Origin Wrinkle Talk BB cream and the Hanskin Bio Origin Royal Ampoule BB cream. Both these Hanskin Bio Origin BB creams are in deluxe size, so keep in mind that the fullsized products may look a bit different, mainly in size :D

Hanskin Bio Origin BB Creams

The Korean brand Hanskin claims to be the first brand having released a consumer used BB cream and thus to be the original BB cream creator from Korea. They have a lot of different types of BB creams. The price of their products is in the midrange, so they don’t retail for super affordable prices. The packaging design of their products is simple and mature, kind of elegant, too. The Hanskin Bio Origin BB creams I’m showing you today have a characteristic dark purple color of their packaging. The brand and the name of the product are written on them in simple letters, too.

Hanskin Bio Origin BB Creams

The Hanskin Bio Origin Wrinkle Talk BB cream comes in a regular tube packaging, as most of us are familiar with for BB/CC creams. Unfortunately, it is a simple tube, even for the fullsize and not a pump dispenser, like Missha’s full size BB creams has, for example. The Hanskin Bio Origin Royal Ampoule BB on the other hand comes in a tiny bottle with a pipette attached to the lid. You can use the dropper for taking out the BB cream. This is possible, because the BB cream contains ampoule, making the consistency of the BB cream more liquid.

Hanskin Bio Origin BB Creams

The Hanskin Bio Origin Wrinkle Talk BB cream is supposed to offer wrinkle improvement, brightening and sun protection. It has SPF30 PA++ and contains titanium dioxide and zinc oxide therefore. It also contains hyaluronic acid and hydrolysed collagen as key ingredients for reducing the appearance of wrinkles. The ingredients are listed on COSDNA >>here<<. They are safe to use and no red flagged ingredient is contained.

Hanskin Bio Origin BB Creams

The deluxe sample tube comes with a regular screwing cap and has the expiration date imprinted on the tube. It was sometimes hard to control the amount of BB cream when pressing the tube and I mostly ended up in having a mess all around the winding of the tube and in the inside of the cap. I hope that you don’t have this problem with the fullsized product!

Hanskin Bio Origin BB Creams


The deluxe sample of the Hanskin Bio Origin Royal Ampoule is really cute on the other hand. I would not have expected them to make a bottle with a dropper for the sample product. However, this gives you an idea on how the fullsized product works. At the beginning, it was very convenient to use the dropper. The BB cream is not totally liquid, so you will have BB cream around the glas part of the pipette, but in general it is easy to use. As soon as the amount of product gets fewer and the bottle is almost empty things get harder. The dropper doesn’t word anymore and you can use it either to get some BB cream out by smearing it against the inside walls of the bottle, or you take a spatula or similar to scarp out the BB cream from the walls of the container. The ingredients of the Royal Ampoule BB cream are listed on COSDNA, too, and also here, there are no red flagged ingredients. The BB cream has SPF 30 PA++ like the Wrinkle Talk BB and it contains also titanium dioxide and zinc oxide. Additionally, it contains ethylhexyl methoxycinnamate for sunprotection.The key ingredients for the Royal Ampoule BB cream are Honey and Royal Jelly Extract. It also contains Hyaluronic acid and some plant extracts for skincare benefits.

Hanskin Bio Origin BB Creams

When we compare the two BB creams swatched on the back of my hand, you can see that the Royal Ampoule BB cream has a lighter shade than the Wrinkle Talk BB cream. Both shades are called natural beige though. The Wrinkle Talk BB cream has a creamy texture and feels thicker upon application compared to the lighter Royal Ampoule BB cream. This makes the Royal Ampoule BB easier to blend into the skin.

Hanskin Bio Origin BB Creams

Since the Royal Ampoule BB cream contains ampoule it tends to get more oily than the wrinkle talk BB cream. In general both have a medium oil control only.  The pictures below were taken one hour after applying the BB cream on the blotting paper.

Hanskin Bio Origin BB Creams

Below you can see how both BB creams look when applied on the face. The finish may be a bit hard to see, but the Hanskin Bio Origin Wrinkle Talk BB cream has a more matte finish than the Royal Ampoule BB cream. On the other hand, because of the thicker consitency, the Wrinkle Talk BB cream is harder to apply and leaves streaks if you do not blend in properly. Both have medium coverage. I would say, that the Royal Ampoule BB cream is better suited for layering, because of its texture.

Hanskin Bio Origin BB Creams


All in all, both the Hanskin Bio Origin BB creams are good BB creams. If I would have to decide which of these two I would repurchase I would decide for the Hanskin Bio Origin Royal Ampoule BB, since it didn’t look streaky and was better suited for my (dry) skintype. I also do like the idea of applying a BB cream with a dropper, but I can imagine that the fullsized bottle has the same problem like the deluxe size has. As soon as the product nears to get empty it is hard to use the dropper. The idea of using a BB cream combined with ampoule ingredients is great, and I love the idea, which is why I ordered the Innisfree Ampoule Intense Cushion recently (and I love using it!). In terms of wrinkle improvement like promised by the Hanskin bio Origin Wrinkle Talk BB cream I didn’t notice any visible changes. If you want to try any of these items you can have a look at Koreadepart. I’ve personally never ordered with them, but I know a lot of people do. Both BB creams costs around 35 US$ in fullsize (Wrinkle Talk BB 40 ml, Royal Ampoule 35 ml).

Rating for Hanskin Bio Origin Wrinkle Talk BB


Rating for Hanskin Bio Origin Royal Ampoule BB


beauty beauty boxes

Unboxing: MeMeBox GetItBeautyBox Global No. 10

4. June 2014

I know that there has been a couple of unboxing posts on MeMeBox GetItBeautyBox Global No. 10, but nevertheless I’d like to show you the content of my box. If you have any requests on reviews on the single items feel free to leave a comment. Again, MeMeBox totally convinced me with their 10th Korean beauty box. It arrived at my doorstep feeling heavy and opening the box just confirmed that it was fully loaded with some great items.

MeMeBox GetItBeautyBox Global No. 10

MeMeBox is a box service company, offering a wide amount of different beauty boxes. Unlike most western beauty boxes which have to be subscribed for on a monthly basis, MeMeBoxes can be preordered but that doesn’t force you to buy more than the desired box. They ship to many countries and the products they send in their boxes are mainly Korean. Apart from their monthly Global Boxes like this one, they also have a huge amount of themed boxes, Mini Boxes, Boxes where you know what is inside, so called Superboxes with a higher value and so on…just check out their online store and you’ll find a huge selection of different boxes. Since they have become very popular within the blogger community they sell out pretty fast, but they bring up new beauty boxes so fast, that you cannot keep up with them anyways XD

MeMeBox GetItBeautyBox Global No. 10

Let’s see what was the content of MeMeBox GetItBeautyBox Global No. 10: As you can see, the box was completely filled and the products look like mainly full sized products. Actually, there was only one sample sized product in this box. A card with the product description in English is included, too (click the image below to enlarge).

MeMeBox GetItBeautyBox Global No. 10

So here are the products that were included this time:


MeMeBox GetItBeautyBox Global No. 10


1. Dewytree Ginseng Nutritious Black Mask (full size product, 4 US$)

A sheet mask with ginseng and gingko leaf extracts. The packaging is kind of cute. Also, I never tried a ginseng mask so far although I heard that it is a super beneficial ingredient. I’m curious to try this out.

2. CaoLion Mool Pool Deep Cleansing (full size product, 9 US$)

Cleansers make me happy! It seems they always come at the right time, when I’m about to finish an old tube XD. This cleanser is advertised as perfect cleanser for a one step cleansing. Korean’s usually do double cleansing routine, starting with an oil cleanser in order to remove the makeup and a foam cleanser for a second cleansing step. CaoLion Mool Pool deep Cleansing promises to remove makeup and even waterproof makeup and be gentle to your skin at the same time. I didn’t try it yet, but it will be used pretty soon.

3. Drww Multi-Action Smart Cream Gel (full size, 59 US$)

59 $?! What kind of wonder product is this?! The cardboard packaging is huge, but the tube containing the product is smaller. Nevertheless, it is quite some cream. I already started using this. It is a moisturizing gel. The consistency is like Jell-O. but as soon as it is applied on the skin it melts away. I like it so far! Plus: it is usable as sleeping mask, too!

4. Mise en Scène Curling Essence 2X (full size product, 14 US$)

This Korean brand for hair care seems to gain some popularity in Korea. It is my first time receiving a product from Mise en Scène. I used it 2 times so far and it does what it should, It gives you some nicely defined curls if you have naturally curled hair like I do. I think it will be great for making curls with a curling iron, too, but I didn’t try it yet.

5. Hanskin Bio Origin Royal Ampoule BB (sample size product- full size costs 45 US$)

Although this MeMeBox only contains a sample sized version of this BB cream with 4,5 ml content it is one of my highlight products. I love BB creams and a BB cream in a bottle with a pipette is something I never seen before. I tried it once and I will try it a couple of time more. The novellty of this BB cream is probably that it contains royal jelly extract.

6. Atopalm Moisturizing Eye Repair Serum (full size product, 49 US$)

Again a product with a proud price. I would never have bought it by myself. It is an eye repair serum and it has a funny open/closing mechanism. I used it already and it feels nice and absorbs quickly. It is my second favorite product from this MeMeBox.

All in all, I’m super happy with MeMeBox GetItBeautyBox Global No. 10. It contains mostly skincare, except of the BB cream sample, but the skincare products are well balanced. The value of the products is amazing, too, considering the fact that you pay 23 US$ normally, plus shipping (6.99 US$ for standard shipping). But I think I never paid the full price for any of the MeMeBoxes I ordered up to now. They always have so many ways to save money, by coupons and other promotions. I can definitively recommend you to check out MeMeBox online store.

Here is a list of the current events/ promotions to save some money:

For signing up you receive 2 MeMePoints worth 2 US$/ at the moment they have a banner on their shop saying that you can even receive 10 MeMePoints worth 10 US$

Free shipping on orders above $70 from Memeshop: FREESHIPPING

$5 off on orders over 3 Memeboxes: MEMEBUNDLE3 

Also, when making orders of some of the boxes you might get MeMePoints, too, this helps to save the shipping costs for your next order if you get addicted like me XD

You can also read my previous unboxing posts:

 MeMeBox GetItBeautyBox Global No. 8

MeMeBox GetItBeautyBox Global No. 6


Do you know MeMeBox already? Were you happy with the products so far? And if you have any requests for reviews of the received products, feel free to leave a comment :)



beauty beauty boxes

Unboxing: Get It Beautybox by MeMeBox No. 6

28. February 2014
Yesterday finally my first MeMeBox arrived! I first wasn’t sure if I should order it, but after seeing so many boxes I simply had to try one box at least and ended up ordering two XD. This one is MeMeBox No. 6 called “Stay well and happy this winter”, contains a lot of nice products for winter skincare.
MeMeBox comes in a small pink box. It arrived via EMS although I ordered standard shipping, which made me really happy in first place. What is MeMeBox? It is a monthly beauty box for mostly Korean makeup and skincare products. Unlike most beauty boxes it is not a monthly subscription box, instead you can order all boxes which are available and you want to order. They sell out quite fast, especially since they gained a lot of popularity in the blogger community.
The box is densely packed with 8 products, which is a great amount compared to western beauty boxes like Glossybox, for example. Here is what I received in my box:
You can see, that nearly no space was left in the box. That’s definitively a plus! The box included an overview card where all the products are listed and described shortly (if you click to enlarge the image you will be able to read the text).
My box contained these items:
O’sum Aloe Vera Soothing Mist (80 ml / 15 $) – box contained full sized product
This is an aloe Vera Soothing Mist which can be worn before or after makeup or on its own. It contains natural ingredients and is suitable for sensitive and dry skin. This seems to be a nice product. Aloe Vera is always good for dry skin in winter, so I’m curious to try this. Also, O’sum is a brand I heard of before and was curious to try anyway.
Kovas Brightening Facial Mask (14 g/ 2.50 $) – box contained full sized product, that means one sheet mask
This is a brightening sheet mask for the face. It doesn’t contain parabens, fragrances alcohol or pigments and thus might be a nice mask for sensitive skin. I didn’t try it yet, and it is the least spectacular product in the box, but still nice, since I love using sheet masks and it fits to the topic of the box.
Recipe by Nature Spray Essence Water (140 ml /35 $) – box contained full sized product
This spray essence water contains a lot of beneficial skincare ingredients like minerals and vitamin and is supposed to nourish and hydrate the skin. It also contains essential oils. It doesn’t contain mineral oils, synthetic fragrances, synthetic dyes, Triethanolamine or parabens. It is suggested to use this after cleansing the skin. I used it already once and I applied it after cleansing and toner. I love also the design of the packaging and from my first impression this is one of the highlights in this box for me.
Hanskin Bio Origin Wrinkle Talk BB SPF3ß PA++ (40 ml/ 39 $) – box contained 10 ml
Hanskin is also one of the brands I often heard but never bought. Probably because of the prices. I’m happy about this product because I love BB creams and this one seems to have a matching tone for my skin. Also the consistency of the BB cream is great, since it is not too fluid. The tube appears only half-full if you squeeze it- 10 ml are not much :'( But better than nothing :D
Nelafantasia One day Whitener Magical Whitening Lotion (120 ml / 26 $) – box contained 40 ml
The design of this whitening lotion is very girly and reminded me at Lioele’s design. This lotion creates a temporary whitening effect and can be used all over the body. I used it on my elbows and knees and it does show some differences. I didn’t try it on my face yet.
Kerasys Moringa Miracle Essence ( 50 ml / 13.5 4) – box contained 50 ml
This is the second highlight in the box. I love hair oils. They make my dry and frizzy hair look at least a bit more healthy. Also, I love the scent of this one. Funnily I’m using a Moringa scented Shower gel at the moment, so it fits perfectly. XD The design of the product reminds me of “Kerastase”, a salon brand you’ll find often here in Germany (and Europe ?).
Dr. Jart + silver Label Rejuvenating BB (50 ml / 29 $) – box contained 8 ml
Another BB cream from a brand I’ve wanted to try but never did, until now. :D Again the tube contains very little and you have to put some pressure on the tube to get the product out, which feels like the tube is half empty. The BB cream has again a shade, which might fit to my skin, luckily.
Laneige Snow Crystal Pure Lip gloss (5g/ 20 $) – box contained 3 g
Okay, this is probably the worst product in the box. First of all, I heard the same product was already included in another previous box, which is disappointing for those people. It is also the same color, which makes it even worse. The price for this lip gloss is also not justified in my eyes. It is a normal lip gloss with shimmering particles. Nothing I would buy personally.
All in all, I’m happy with this box and I can ignore the Laneige lip gloss. All other products will be used and I’m already curious to try and test them and write reviews for all of them :D The products are well balanced, there is some makeup, some skincare and something for the hair as well. Some boxes had foot or hand masks instead of facial masks, which makes even more diversity.

This box cost US$ 23 and US$ 6.99 for standard shipping (although it came with EMS in the end-yeah!).

I’ve ordered another MeMebox (No. 8), too, and I hope that the box will be as nice as this one. Another thing: I received an email from MeMeBox today that they will stop shipping outside US, Canada and Japan. this would be sad, because it means Box No. 8 will be also the last box I will receive from them.:( also, they change their homepage, so it might be you won’t be able to access their web page today.

What do you think about the box? any product you like most?

If you like, check out their web page as soon as it is available again:


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