I haven’t done a review in so long ! Eep, it feels weird. SHU UEMURA is that brand, that when you hear it – you associate it with ‘high-end’ and it’s true. It is high-end, to an extent. However, being high-end doesn’t mean that they don’t come out with great products or highly raved products. Their cleansing oils are one of them. Highly raved, and loved by a lot of Beauty Gurus online, on reddit, on the internet – with one big con… it’s expensive.
My Shy Boss is long over, and I probably should’ve done this much earlier.. but I didn’t realise how long making these take! What I really enjoy about watching Korean Dramas, is too see what is currently trendy in South Korea in terms of fashion and makeup. My Shy Boss was a really cute and comedic drama that has pretty sad twist to it – if you have time, I’d give this one a try. It wasn’t amazing, not the kind that you’d wait week to week for, but still a good light drama to watch during your spare time! The inspired look that I will be doing today is from the main female character of My Shy Boss, Chae Ro Woon. I’m no MUA, so let’s see what I come up with haha.
A few weeks ago, I went to Korea for the first time – mainly to shop, but also sight-see and go to some main touristy destinations. At first, I had planned to buy as much as I could when I got there, but I realised how unrealistic that was because there is no way that I’m going to be able to find everything that I want, let alone being able to use everything up before they expire. So I made a list of brands that I knew I wanted and had to absolutely get, and looked at where I could buy them. Before Korea, I was in Hong Kong for a bit, so I hit up a few shops there to do some price comparisons before I headed to Korea so I knew where to buy what I wanted.
COSRX has become one of those brands that I see everywhere and in almost everyone’s routines (within the beauty community on IG/reddit). They’re known for having minimal and simple ingredients and products that work really well for certain specific skin concerns such as acne, blackheads, whiteheads, clogged pores etc. This product is one of the first COSRX products that I have used – the One Step Pimple Clear Pads. There are many who call this product a Holy Grail (HG), but there are also a few reviews that said that there were other better similar products out there. I’ve been using this for the past 5 months, trying to vary how I use it, and minimising the amount of products and steps I have in my routine in order to see how well this product actually works.
LANEIGE is one of the KBeauty brands that is highly popular mainly due to its most well-known product, the Water Sleeping Mask and it’s funky Two-Tone products (in particular, the lip bars – which I reviewed here). I’ve been trying the Water Sleeping Mask (WSM, for short) for almost a year now! It is one of the first sleeping masks that I’ve tried, and was recommended to me by a co-worker. I purchased this in HK from BONJOUR for $120HKD (if I remember correctly – though I don’t think the price will be the same now?). This product can also be found in Sephora, and the Aritaum store in Aberdeen, for those who are from Vancouver and are interested. :)