[Review] Memebox Urban Lady Lip and Cheek in Londoner and Dresdner

Friday, September 18, 2015

I've had these for about a month and thought it was time I did a quick review on them :) They are part of the Memebox Urban Lady Collection and you can use them on both your lips and cheeks!

Let's get to the breakdown...
Packaging
Unlike other Memebox exclusive products, you can actually see the shades of the products without having to open them! Well, kind of. My shades are so similar that I still have a hard time telling them apart without opening them. haha. But I like how sleek they are, plus I love the doe-foot applicator on these lip and cheek products. They are pointed, which helps making the application of these more accurate. 

Shades
I have shades 04 Dresdner and 05 Londoner. I like these colors a lot, especially Dresdner. It's a nice deep red and it's actually very wearable and looks great with all makeup looks. Although, I do love both shades altogether. 
 Consistency
These are SO creamy. I the consistency of these products because they just glide onto my lips. I prefer to use this on my lips because I think it's a little difficult to blend onto my cheeks. I have to work fast and I'd rather just use cream blush or other blushers and not have to worry about blending it out. 
The bottom red shade is Dresdner and the orange shade is Londoner
 Lasting Ability
These products last about 3-4 hours, but you have to reapply after that. This is because they're not necessarily lip stains, but more creamy lip products. So yes, they wear off but reapplying them isn't too difficult. This is because of that great applicator! I love it!


Overall:
Packaging: ****
Consistency: ****
Shades: ****
Lasting-Ability: ***
Overall: **** 

Japanese Skincare: TATCHA Skincare Collection Haul and Review

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

When I was contacted from TATCHA, I was immediately intrigued because I've never tried any Japanese skincare before. I did a little research and found out the basis behind this skincare line are the beauty secrets of Japanese geisha. WOW! How exciting :)

All of TATCHA's products feature ingredients that are unique to different areas of Japan and were historically used by Japanese geisha. With that being said...

Let's get to the breakdown...
Let's talk about the packaging first because that's our first impression of any beauty product right?! :) The packaging of all the products are beautiful. Not only is the actual packaging of each product amazing, but the actual box it comes in is amazing. You can tell the company put a lot of thought into the box itself as well (I would hope so at least considering these are pricey products!) Each product has a slide out, where the product sits incased in a beautiful sheet of paper that entails all of the details about each product (pictured below).
Luminous Dewy Skin Mist 
As I said, the product comes in this magnificent little box! It's super fancy and would make an impressive (and expensive!) gift. I like that the little paper tells you what's unique about each product and how to use it. All of the products have this, but I only pictured the mist because I didn't want this post to be too repetitive! Anyways, back to the mist. I love this mist and think it's extremely unique. The product inside is milky instead of clear and gives the skin a beautiful sheen. It's almost like you have a dewy filter on your skin when you apply it. Looks very natural and I have yet to see another product like this. However, it does come in a decently heavy glass bottle, so I wouldn't say this is travel friendly.
Indigo Soothing Triple Recovery Cream
 This cream is formulated for sensitive skin and actually contains real indigo! You can see this in the shade of the cream because it's a nice blue color. It's supposed to not only moisturize, but also help aging skin. I have to say, this is a nice, thick cream that does a great job at moisturizing, but I don't really like the scent. I can't really describe how it smells but I'm used to my moisturizers smelling fresh, natural, sweet, something pleasant, or nothing at all. This doesn't really smell like any of that. I might be crazy but I'm just being honest! 
Gold Camellia Nourishing Lip Balm
 Now this is fancy. This is a lip balm with REAL gold leaf on the top. Honestly, I haven't tried this yet and you have to be careful with touching the gold on top because it sticks right to your finger and comes off. Evidently, you're supposed to mix the gold leaf in for a shiny effect on your lips. But this is pretty dang gimicky for me because it's expensive! So I'll try this and let you know if it's worth the bougie-ness and the price! 
Polished Gentle Rice Enzyme Powder
I love this!! This is probably my favorite product out of the bunch! While there are products like this in Korea, it's hard to find them in the United States. So I love that you can just run down to Sephora and pick this up. Also, you can buy a travel size of this and see if it's worth investing in the full-size (as you can with some other TATCHA products). This is a nice, gentle exfoliator that does wonders on my dry skin. It makes my skin look so healthy and feels really nice. Plus, I totally believe this is great for preserving the youthfulness of your skin because rice has always been an ingredient that Koreans swear by as well :) 
Pure One Step Camellia Cleansing Oil
I recently demo-ed and reviewed this in my Beauty Battle Breakdown of Cleansing Oils and Balms. This did well against the others and I have to say, this makes my skin feel nice. It removes my makeup well and then turns into a milky wash when you rinse it off. Plus, it has a lovely smell :)
Luminous Deep Hydration Lifting Mask
This is another super fancy item from TATCHA. I haven't tried it yet (obviously) but I'm honestly shocked at how expensive this is! At also $30 USD, I hope this thing works wonders! Again, when I try it, I'll let you know but I'll be honest, this better make me look like Angeline Jolie for that price tag for something you use once. I guess it could be considered a substitute for going and getting a facial at a spa...

Anyways, what do you guys think? Have you tried any TATCHA products yourself? Hope you're doing well :) 

xoxo,
Morgan 

Korean Beauty Haul From SokoGlam! Skincare, Makeup and Hair Products!

Monday, September 14, 2015

Hey there! Welcome back to my blog :) In today's post, I'll be talking about Sokoglam and my recent haul from them!

Let's get to the breakdown...

Look at all the goodies! The little bag in the back is actually something I received at KCON when I stopped by their booth to see the notorious Charlotte Cho (by the way, her book is coming out in November! I already pre-ordered mine and I can't wait to get it!)

Banila Co. Clean it Zero Purity
I LOVE the original Banila Co Clean it Zero. If you've been living under a rock, this is one of Banila Co's best sellers and it is the easiest way to remove your makeup! You save so much time and effort using these to emulsify your makeup before washing it off. This one is designed for more sensitive skin types. I have really dry skin so I'm interested in seeing if this performs better than the original one!
KLAIRS Pure Vitamin C Vitamin Drop Serum
I made a video already featuring this product because I find it so interesting. It's really difficult to preserve vitamin c, but this serum has one of the highest concentrations of it! How cool?! This absorbs nicely into the skin and would be really nice during the winter months because it's a serum that's slightly thicker than normal serums. 
Here's the video I featured this product in!


Skinfood Extra Virgin Olive Hair Essence
I have yet to try a Korean hair serum and I love serums for my hair since it's so dry. Oil-y type of products seem to work best in my hair and help keep it under control. Plus, it has olive oil in it, which is one of my favorite ingredients for beauty products. 
Banila Co It Radiant Lace Hydrogel Mask Sheet
I've seen pictures of people using this sheet mask and I have to say, it's one of the prettiest sheet masks I've ever see! And that's saying a lot considering sheet masks always look awkward. I want to use it but I don't want to open it... it's so pretty! But when I use this, I'll be sure to let you know how it goes! And I need to see if I'll want to buy more of these while I'm in Korea later this month :) 
KLAIRS Rich Moist Soothing Sheet Mask
This will be the first Klairs mask I've tried so fingers crossed :) So far, I've been fairly impressed with their products so I think it'll be good! 
Samples!
These are samples I was sent and also some of the samples that were in the little goodie bag I got at KCON :) Thought I'd throw them in there!
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Overall, I love Sokoglam. Fast shipping, reasonable prices and I like how there's also the KLOG, where Charlotte Cho discusses skincare. She's definitely extremely knowledge about everything K-Beauty so I personally love reading what she has to say! Hope you guys are doing awesome!

xoxo, 
Morgan