Review: Hada Labo | Gokujyun Hydrating Clear Lotion (Snoopy Limited Edition) // 하다 라보 고쿠쥰 로션 (스누피 리미티드 에디션)

Better than Hada Labo’s Premium Lotion?

Also featured: Korean Grammar In Use, my current Korean language text book.

I have professed my deep, undying love for Hada Labo’s Premium Lotion in the past, a beautifully formulated hyaluronic acid lotion that does things to your skin that you did not think possible.

Your skin de-wrinkles practically in front of your eyes and fine lines are plumped up. It really is magic in a bottle, especially when used in conjunction with my favourite beauty blogger’s (Paris B) moisture sandwich method of toner > lotion > toner plus any other serums, moisturisers, or facial oils you care to apply on top.

That being said, the premium lotion is a little on the pricey side (thankfully, not overly so) and I had been wanting to try their classic lotion for a while for comparison’s sake, so when this sprung up at my local chemist’s, with a cute design to boot, I pounced! Was it going to be as good as the Premium Lotion?

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Review: Bioderma | Hydrabio Creme – If you want Clingfilm for your Face, look no Further.

Ah, Bioderma. I have extensively written about their Sensibio micellar water, which is my micellar water and (waterproof!) makeup remover of choice, and has been for years.

I received this cream as a gift with purchase when I was stocking up on the Sensibio. Seeing as I love it, my interest was piqued as I was curious to find out whether this rich cream would leave as lasting an impression as their cleansing water.

That being said, I am not fond of French pharmacy brands as a rule as they have disappointed me time and again throughout the past 15 years or so of being a skincare consumer. I always find that their formulations leave much to be desired compared to Korean and Japanese brands, relying on the hype of ~French beauty~ (cue eye roll) alone rather than actual effectiveness.

Was this cream by Bioderma going to be different? Was this moisturiser going to blow me away and slap me in the face with all of my preconceived notions? (As you can tell from this post’s heading: It did not).

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Review: Dr Jart+ | Ceramidin Facial Mask, aka I think my Facial Skin is Bloody Spoiled or else I would be Loving This

Pretty much everyone and their mother in Korea is familiar with Dr Jart’s Ceramidin range at this point. Though Dr Jart seems to be aggressively pushing their Tiger Grass/Cicapair range on social media as well as in the shops these days, their ceramide infused line appears to be more of a cult classic. The ceramidin cream in particular gets rave reviews and lots of love from tons of YouTubers and bloggers.

The question is, how does their sheet mask fare in comparison? Is it worth indulging or are you better off buying a tube of their crowd pleasing cream instead?

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Review: Cujo’s Rabies in a Bottle – Scinic | Help My Lip

~Smooth Bubble Peeling~ 💁‍♀️

As a true horror fan, I have watched most classic horror films. The ones from the 70s and 80s are my favourites! CGI horror really does not do it for me. Give me practical effects and a bit of trashiness any time.

Imagine my delight, then, when I found this lip product that made me feel as though I had caught rabies like the St Bernard dog in Cujo, a 1983 old school horror movie based on a novel of the same name by my favourite author, Stephen King. Is that a weird thing to delight in? Just me? Yeah, I thought so too. Anyways.

Actually, skincare that bubbles has been a major trend in Korea for quite some time now.

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Honest Review: Dr.Jart+ Dermask Brightening Solution (sheet mask) – The Skin Saviour that I always Come Back To

Out of all sheet masks that I have purchased in my life, I have repurchased and gifted this one the most, I think. Overall speaking, as a brand, Dr.Jart+ can do no wrong in my mind – I have never met a product of theirs that I did not love, and this sheet mask is no exception, more on that in a minute.

That being said, I feel terrible using sheet masks seeing as how much they contribute to landfill. They are probably not very kind to the environment and I do try to limit my use of sheet masks to a minimum, which in my case is once or twice a week.

The rest of the time, I use masks that come in tubs and tubes to at least somewhat limit my environmental impact. No matter how bad I feel, I always have at least one of these Brightening Solution sheet masks on standby in my fridge. Let’s get into the review!

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Shrek Face Masks – Gimmicky or the Real Deal?

I’m the Real Shrek Pack vs I’m the Miracle Pink Pack vs Frozen Yoghurt Sleeping Pack (Olive Young x Dreamworks collab)

These here Shrek face masks have been available at my local Olive Young for 1-2 years at least, so clearly they’re selling well – I have seen many beauty products come and go at the local chemists’, often within months of being available on the shelves.

However, I have not been able to find many blog reviews of these babies, so let’s try and remedy that today, shall we?

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MINI BLOG SERIES: BRING GREEN – FRESH BOWL PACK – Egg / Zombie Mask at Last!

{Egg / Reducing Pores Wash Off Mask} [브링 그린 프레시 볼 팩 에그 – 쫀쫀모공 워시 오프팩]

A couple of months ago, I saw my YouTube girl crush Rachel ‘Bunny’ Meyers aka Grav3yardgirl present what she called a zombie face mask on her channel.

If you watch her video, you may find that the mask dried on her face and that it did actually give her a zombified look to her skin. Her skin looked as though it was coming off in sheets in places and as though it was peeling away from the flesh.

For reference, you may see for yourself over at YouTube: ‘Zombie Peeling Mask – Does this thing really work?’. Little did I know that I was going to find my very own zombie mask at Olive Young, albeit under a different name!

Side note before I get ahead of myself. Have you ever tried putting a raw egg on your face? Yeah, me neither. This egg capsule mask, I figured, would be as close as I could get. You can find the full catalog of my review series here:

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