Pt. 1 Haul From Seoul, Korea: Skincare! (Etude House, Skin Food, Innisfree, Nature Republic, and more!)

Friday, July 11, 2014

I'm proud to present... my haul from Korea! And yes, I spent a decent amount of money (yay for saving up my money for an entire year because it was DEFINITELY worth it!). I'm breaking this haul up into three separate parts: skincare, makeup, and fashion items. So let's get started with the skincare haul! (ps. I've updated this post with links to buy all the product I mention in this haul just to make it easier for you to find :) just click on the item name!)

While shopping for skincare while I was in Seoul, I tried to pick things that I felt were unique to the country... and there were a TON of unique skincare products that I was super excited to buy and try :)
CLICK ON THE ITEM NAME TO BUY! 


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Literally the first cosmetic store I visited while vacationing in Seoul was ETUDE HOUSE! I had heard so much about this store and was excited to just be in the store! Here are the Korean Skincare items I bought from Etude House. 

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Etude House (from left to right):

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Masks from Etude House (from left to right, top to bottom):

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 Miscellaneous from Etude House (left to right, top to bottom):
-Green Tea and Pomegranate Sheet Masks (FREE)
-I'm Blooming Skincare Set (FREE)

SKINFOOD was another cosmetic store I was excited to visit (well, I was excited to visit them all but I knew Skin Food and Etude House would be the store where I'd make the more purchases ;) ) I absolutely love their concept of "food for your skin".

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 SkinFood (from left to right):
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  SkinFood Masks:
Chlorella Nose Clear Patch
While shopping in HOLIKA HOLIKA, I wasn't planning on buying skincare at all really. However, one of the sales associates that was helping me was really nice, informative, and ding ding!...spoke fluent english. I felt very comfortable asking her questions and felt that she was very reliable and not just trying to sell me a bunch of stuff I really didn't need. 

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Holika Hoika (from left to right):
Good Cera Ceramide All In One Master
3 Seconds Starter Hyaluronic Acid
ENPRANI Retino Deep Wrinkle Eye Solution

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 Holika Holika Masks:
Pig Nose Clear Black Head 3-Step Kit
Baby Silky Foot

At NATURE REPUBLIC, I only bought a couple things because I'm not completely familiar with the brand. The main product I wanted to pick up was the Aloe Vera Soothing Gel because this stuff if what makes Nature Republic famous!
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Nature Republic (from left to right): 

While visiting MISSHA, I was really only interested in this essence. It's supposed to be very comparable to the SK-II solution, however MUCH cheaper. So of course, I had to have it :)
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Missha:
Missha Time Revolution The First Treatment Essence 150ml


INNISFREE has a very wide variety of skin care products and I loved the idea that a lot of their products are natural. I noticed that a lot of their products also featured resources from the Jeju Islands such as volcanic clay and water from the islands! 

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 Innisfree (from left to right): 
Super Volcanic Pore Clay Mask
Jeju Volcanic Pore Cleansing Foam
Olive Real Cleansing Foam 


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 Innisfree Masks:
Innisfree It's Real Bija Facial Mask Sheet
Innisfree It's Real Rose Facial Mask Sheet
Innisfree It's Real Shea Butter Facial Mask Sheet
Innisfree It's Real Kiwi Facial Mask Sheet
Innisfree It's Real Green Tea Facial Mask Sheet
Innisfree It's Real Aloe Facial Mask Sheet

Everything else I just picked up from other stores! Most of them were impulse buys, except the Laneige Sleeping Pack because I've heard such great things about the product!
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Laneiege Water Sleeping Pack_EX

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 -Free masks (loved the GD one!)
-Sea Tree Snail Sheet Masks (yes...SNAIL!)
-Scrubbing/Exfoliating Cloths
-O HUI White Extreme 3D Mask

Last, but certainly not least, is this kit my mom's aunt gave me. This is a kit from The History of Whoo, which is a very prominent brand in Korea. She said she had to preorder this kit and it only comes out once a year! In this kit is a lipgloss kit, a cream, and a spatula. 
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 Isn't it just gorgeous! I don't even want to use it, it is so pretty! Want to see what the lipgloss set looks like? You'll just have to watch my video on my Korean Skincare Haul :)

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So that's all the skin care I bought while I was visiting Seoul, Korea! If you'd like me to do any specific reviews, please feel free to comment and I'll try to get to it! :) also, please be sure to subscribe to my channel! It helps me out a ton!

xoxo, Morgan