Staying Fresh with Goby

Being raised using regular toothbrushes, I was excited when I was able to try out and upgrade to an electric toothbrush, no less an all black super sleek one from Goby! Goby focuses on providing an affordable, cleaning experience while maintaining quality, and they also offer a monthly subscription where the brush head will be delivered straight to your doorstep! 

Upon opening the package, I was impressed at how simple and clean the design was. The box comes with the Goby brush, brush head, hygienic stand, USB charging shell and converter, and a brush head cover. The charger itself was magnetic, and the battery lasts a full day- the toothbrush only needs to be charged twice a month! 

After trying the brush for the first time, I learned that there were two modes: normal and sensitive. I started out with sensitive mode, and the brushing takes a total of two minutes. There is a short pause every 30 seconds to switch quadrants, and once finished, I was very impressed at how clean my teeth felt! Overall, the Goby toothbrush not only exuded a sleek and elegant design, but also quality and functionality that leaves my teeth feeling sparkly clean. So glad I finally decided to switch over to an electric toothbrush- I won't be going back! 

Peach & Lily X Caolion #PerfectPores

Peach & Lily is an online Korean and Japanese beauty retailer who curates and sells innovative and cult-favorite products from Asia worldwide! Similar to Memebox, Peach & Lily focus on gentle formulas, unique ingredients, inside out results, and a better value to their customers. They offer products ranging from skin and body care to makeup. They have recently collaborated with Caolion, a brand that uses ultra gentle ingredients to promote the natural beauty and health of the skin. They are famous for their pore packs that work to clear the skin of impurities and leaving the hydration of the skin intact. Instead of subjecting our skin to harsh treatments such as rip off pore strips, Caolion uses wash-off masks that can be left on for 10-15 minutes or overnight.

I was fortunate enough to try their 2 bestsellers and 2 new releases from Caolion. The packaging of the products were high quality and durable, and I really liked how simple everything was to use! I received three different types of pore masks to try, as well as a foam cleanser to wash my face with. Each of the pore masks also comes with a tool to scoop the mask out of the bottle which was cute!

The first step of the process is to rejuvenate your skin with a proper deep cleanse, and the Freshly Chitosan Foam Cleanser clears up your pores using Jeju mandarin oil and antioxidants to balance your skin's pH.

After I washed my face, I tried the Premium Blackhead Steam Pore Pack. This pore mask is a charcoal micro oxygen bubble mask that is great for all skin types including sensitive skin. The oxygen bubbles are able to deep clean your pores, and the natural oat grains retains the moisture in your skin. After applying the charcoal, the mask started to bubble and turn light gray to almost white within minutes. It sounded like soda bubbles on my skin! After leaving it on for 5-10 additional minutes, I massaged my skin and rinsed off the mask. 

The Premium Original Pore Pack was my personal favorite as when I applied it on my skin, it felt super refreshing and cooling. When I was putting on the mask, I could smell and feel the mintiness of the mask, and it left a nice tingling sensation on my skin. This mask is great for tightening and soothing the skin while enhancing the complexion. I love how smooth and light it felt on my skin, and how relaxing it ended up being! 

Last but not least, the Pore Tightening Memory Sleeping Mask is perfect to use before going to sleep. This mask helps hydrate and lift your skin as it tightens the pores and enhances elasticity. When asleep, the pack uses a shape memory technology which brightens and tightens your skin when you awake. The mask felt very gel like and was on the more viscous side, and I have yet to try this mask! Will get to it later on and update how it feels!

Peach & Lily will be offering their pore masks at a specially priced set here, with a cleanser as a free bonus! I really liked the variety of masks they offer as I can interchange and use different ones in the morning and night whenever I want! This set is such a steal as it also comes with a foam cleanser- you get the full face treatment! This is perfect for people like me who want to work on minimizing their pores, thank you Peach & Lily for sending this over! 

Honey Belle Ultimate Face Kit

I've been using the Honey Belle Ultimate Face Kit for months now, so I finally decided to create a blog about it! Honey Belle emphasizes on organic, natural, and handcrafted skincare products that is great for the skin as there are no preservatives or chemicals. The face kit I use contains a foaming facial cleanser, facial tonic, day and night face creme, and the gentle makeup remover (instead of the acne rollerball listed on the site). I also got several of my favorite soaps and a matcha scrub for my body wash as well. 

The foaming facial cleanser in tea tree rose is super light on my skin as it removes impurities and soothes the redness and acne irritation I get. Be careful to not get it in your eyes though as it burns! I also use a spray or two of the facial tonic after washing as it is refreshing and has a nice lavender scent to it. 

The day and night face creme now comes in new packaging which I like so much better as this one uses a pump to dispense the cream. These two are part of my daily routine, and i put the lotion on after I wash my face to ensure that my skin does not stay dry.

Last but not least in the face kit- the gentle makeup remover. It contains lavender oil, almond oil, and Vitamin E (basically fish oil). I have yet to use this as this is a newer product, but I am excited to try it! 

For the soaps, my favorite of the infused goat milk soaps is the rose garden! I love how the smell isn't overpowering, and that when I use the soap, the rose petals actually come out the more I use it. The sea salt oatmeal bar, on the other hand, is my ultimate favorite as it smells AMAZING and I love the scent on my body! I have both the face and body bar as I'm obsessed! 

The green tea "matcha madness" face and body scrub is another essential that I love- I typically use it once every few days to get a deep skin cleansing. It comes in a 5 oz container which is more than enough for me to last, and the scrub is made of sugar, coconut oil, matcha, vitamin E, and glycerin. It comes separated (not sticky and clumped together like other products), and I really like how it feels on my skin! It is also technically edible if you accidentally eat it. haha. 

I'm obsessed with Honey Belle products, and I know my skin appreciates it too! This company is my go to when needing new items for my skin, and Honey Belle also gives back to the community which I love! Check out their website to learn more about them~

 

 

W.I.N. Beauty Kit

What is Next, an upcoming start-up that focuses on monthly subscription kits featuring popular Asian beauty and skincare products, is launching their service from to globalize Asian products on a household scale. Asian beauty products are available in the states at a higher cost, and W.I.N. strives to increase the accessibility of products in the market here. There have been major Asian beauty retailers popping up in SoCal, but W.I.N. focuses on offering premium quality products at an affordable cost. 

I was lucky enough to receive one of their exclusive pre-launch beauty kit filled with their favorite products, and upon opening the package, I was impressed at what I received. I got: A'Pieu Deep Clean Foam Cleanser, Missha Natural Soft Jelly Cleansing Puff, Skinfood Chlorella Nose Clear Patch, The Face Shop Character Mask, the Secret Key Snail Repairing Sun Cream SPF 50+/PA+++, and a cute little bag to put everything inside! 

A'Pieu Deep Clean Foam Cleanser- this bubble cleanser is perfect for me as it removes the imperfections and dirt deep in my pores after a long day out. After massaging my face and washing it off, it leads to smooth and clear skin. This product uses Harrogate mineral water as one of its active ingredients which is one of the finest premium spring waters in the world.

I also got the Missha Natural Soft Jelly Cleansing Puff that I paired with my new cleanser. This puff contains activated carbon, natural minerals, and bamboo charcoal to fight bacteria. It also came with a string attached so you can hang it to dry after squeezing out the water. The second time around using my cleanser, I applied it on this puff and massaged it on my face. The texture on the puff felt great, and it removed my dead skin cells with its dense fiber structure. This puff is great for eliminating impurities and provide a thorough cleansing. 

After cleaning my face for the day, I applied the Secret Key Snail Repairing Sun Cream with SPF of 50+. Snail cream is highly popular in Asia as the slime extract is fantastic to fighting premature aging. It also strengthens and evens skin texture and restores the quality of collagen and elastin fibers of the skin. The cream wasn't oily at all, and it felt light on my skin! 

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Last but not least, I got the Skin Food Chlorella Nose Clear Patch and The Face Shop Character Mask. Skin Food has been opening shops here in SoCal, and I really like the products that they offer as it is healthy for the skin! The nose patch is perfect for removing blackheads and sebum, and it contains chlorophyll which is present in all green plants. The character mask is a super cute animal mask that contains hyaluronic acid and collagen that moisturizes and improves your skin. I have yet to try these two products, but I am excited to!

The beauty kit I received was such a cute surprise to get! I didn't exactly know what was coming, so opening it up was super fun. I really liked the products I received as everything is very economical and useful- I know what I'm using for the next few months! Thank you W.I.N. to sending a box my way! 

MEMEBOX X KOCOSTAR SLICE SHEET MASK

I recently came into possession of these unique slice sheet masks by Kocostar thanks to Memebox, and I seriously love the concept! They offer three different fruits in which each has different functions- lemon, tomato, and cucumber. The sheets are in an actual slice of the fruit which is super cute, and it is perfect for placing onto the areas of your skin that needs help. 

It is recommended that you put on these patches after cleansing and toning your skin. After 10 to 20 minutes, remove the sheet and massage the remaining liquid onto your face for the nutrients. 

Lemon- Lemon is perfect for uneven skin tone as it is a natural brightening ingredient. With the lemon, one can reduce the appearance of dark spots and skin discolorations. 

Cucumber- Cucumber has always been great for cooling the face, and this sheet provides nourishment and moisture for relaxation. Super refreshing! 

Tomato- I ended up using this sheet first as I just got back from a week long trip in Miami, and my skin was very dry. Tomato is perfect for brightening up dull and exhausted skin as it is enriched with lycopene (antioxidant that helps eliminate toxins that cause dullness and stress). I love how I was able to place the sheet wherever I wanted, and put it on my cheeks as it was super rough and dry.

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The patches come in different sizes; there is a larger and a smaller size which is great for treating certain areas. I love how convenient and small these sheets are and how effective they are on my skin! Definitely a new staple for me, can't wait to try the rest of the fruit flavors! 

COLLAB X MEMEBOX X SKIN CARE

I feel like Koreans always have the best skin, and as a Korean beauty retailer, Memebox has surpassed my skin care expectations! This time around, I received two different skin care items, and the first one I got was their all time best seller Elizavecca Milky Piggy Carbonated Bubbling Clay Mask.  The mask is made of charcoal powder that serves as a makeup remover and pore cleanser. The bubbles from the masks helps get rid of the dirt you accumulate throughout the day and refines and tightens pores. 

The package comes with a small scooper to put the mask on your face, but I ended up using my hands which was a bad idea. The mask started bubbling on my fingers, and I ended up sticking with the scooper so it wouldn't happen. After applying everything evenly on my dry and uncleansed face, the mask started bubbling and it got super itchy at some points. When everything turned white, I massaged my face gently and rinsed it off with lukewarm water. 

 As you can see, my nose was too itchy :P couldn't resist scratching it!

As you can see, my nose was too itchy :P couldn't resist scratching it!

The mask was super fun to play with, and I made a mess! My face felt super smooth and rejuvenated after, and I couldn't stop touching my face! I would recommend this product if you're in need of a face mask, as it really works its wonders! 

The next item I got was the Holika Holika Gonyak Soft Perfect Bubble Foam.  This product serves as a deep cleanser and gentle exfoliator in one, and it contains rich herbs and fruit oils that is perfect for hydration to the skin. The bottle itself has a soft brush tip made of silicone that you can use to rub your face to get rid of your dead skin cells.

After taking off the plastic cover, I pressed down to get the foam cleanser out through the brush tips. I love how the cleanser comes out through the brush tip, and after applying it onto my face with my hands, I used the brush to massage my face. It's super gentle and relaxing, and the cleaner smells really good too! It had a subtle floral smell, and the foam felt great on my skin. 

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After rinsing off the cleanser, my face felt super soft and hydrated. This may actually be my new favorite face wash! I love how it incorporates a soft brush which is perfect for getting rid of the dirt n your skin, and using a foam cleanser is great for acne and oily skin. I've been using it on a daily now, and I'm addicted! I highly recommend this product for all types of skins, and this is definitely my favorite product I've received. Thank you Memebox!!

COLLAB W/ MEMEBOX

This box that I received from Memebox has been by far the most interesting and unique box I've received! Inside the box included an egg mousse pack by too cool for school which is actually a really popular brand in Korea, and two lip tints from Berrisom My Lip Tint Pack- virgin red and pure pink. 

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I tried out the egg mousse pack before heading to bed, and was pleasantly surprised with the results. This fine lather mousse is made up of the protein and vitalize extracted from eggs to produce a brighter and more moisturized skin. After squeezing a ping-pong ball sized mousse to my freshly washed face, I left it on for about 15 minutes until the mousse was entirely absorbed in my skin. It actually felt a little ticklish as the product was foamy and the bubbles would pop, and the end resulted in a sticky film that covered my face. After washing off the product with water, I was left with a smooth and soft face that felt super natural! 

 Had to showcase my tsum tsum nails at the same time :)

Had to showcase my tsum tsum nails at the same time :)

The Berissom lip tints were next! I've never used a lip tint before, and was surprised at the whole process and the results. The colors are super bright, and after applying a generous amount of the lip color, I let it dry for around 5-10 minutes. After the color dried on my lips, I peeled it off which resulted in a nice, natural color on my lips. I was extremely surprised at how natural the color looks and how easy the process was! The color lasted all day as well which was awesome. I liked pure pink better as it is a lighter and more natural color. The virgin red got really messy and stained my fingers and my teeth, but the resulting color was really nice as well.

I was kind of scared on accidentally dying my skin around my lips so my first time was a little off, but here are the colors! The first two pictures are of the pure pink, while the last two are of virgin red. The first photo is when the lip color is applied, and the second photo is what it looks like after I peeled off the color. 

I also received a Ciracle Good-bye Blackhead pore control! I love the simple black packaging of the product! The box comes with directions and a tweezer to carefully grab the sheets from the package as well as cotton swabs to wipe away the blackheads after using the sheet. This product is recommended for the cheek and chin area, but I decided to put the sheet on my nose as that was where most of my blackheads were. After reading the directions, I placed a sheet on top of my nose, and waited 15 minutes before taking it off. Once the sheet was off, I used the cotton swabs to wipe away the blackheads/whiteheads that I had. This product did exactly what it was supposed to, and it was extremely easy to use! 

This package was actually my favorite as these products have really helped with my skin! I love how unique each item was; I had a fun time learning how to use these products and experimenting with them. Definitely using these products on a constant basis. Thanks Memebox for these goodies! 

COLLAB W/ BIOSSANCE

My skin has become super dry lately from the summer heat and being out all day, and I fortunately received the perfect product to try out for my dry skin called the Revitalizer by Biossance. What really stood out to me in this product is the ingredients that are used to make it- squalane. This product is made of a plant-derived 100% Neossance Squalane, and is used as a facial moisturizer during the morning and night. Squalane is a natural moisturizer found within our skin but starts disappearing in our 20s. Therefore, this product basically restores your own biological beauty!

I was greeted with tons of green upon opening the box which really fit the theme of this plant derived product. The bottle the Revitalizer came in was super nice and smooth; it was in a shape of a giant frosted teardrop with a dropper at the top. Upon opening it, I put a few drops on my fingers then applied it on my face. The moisturizer was clear, and felt like fish oil without the odor. After applying the Revitalizer, my skin didn't feel oily at all, but very hydrated and super soft. I've been using it for a few weeks now, and am impressed with the results on my face! My skin feels so much more healthy-looking and more natural, and I don't even need foundation anymore! 

This product can also be used for hair serum, cuticles, and dry skin patches, but I have yet to try it anywhere else besides my face. I love how replenishing the Revitalizer is, and have started using this in replacement of my usual moisturizers. The silky smooth finish that this product provides is unmatched to any moisturizer I've tried. To learn more about this product, check out the Biossance website. 

Coachella Outfits!

This year was my first time experiencing Coachella and it was so amazing! Decided to go all out on my outfits- I had so much fun planning everything! Details on outfits below~ 

Outfit one:

  1. Jumpsuit- BCBGMaxazria 
  2. Body Chain and dagger necklace- Baubles & Gems
  3. Shoes- Tory Burch
  4. Sunglasses- Urban Outfitters

Outfit two:

  1. Romper- Shop Tobi
  2. Sunglasses- Ted Baker
  3. Necklace- Baubles & Gems
  4. Backpack- Rebecca Minkoff
  5. Sandals- Forever 21
  6. Flash Tattoos- LuluDK Tattoos

Outfit Three:

  1. Watermelon Crochet Top- Shop Tobi
  2. Cardigan- Billabong
  3. Jean Shorts- Urban Outfitters
  4. Necklaces- Chanel, No Rest for Bridget
  5. Backpack- Forever 21
  6. Chapstick- Honey Belle (this was a lifesaver at the event!) 

Outfit four:

  1. Dress- Moon & Meadow
  2. Hat- Forever 21
  3. Rings- No Rest for Bridget

Some tips for Weekend 2 people:

Bring a jacket!! It will get really cold at night, and you will need to stay warm! I rented a locker to put my jacket and other stuff in, but I unfortunately got sick as I was walking around in the cold, so don't do what I did! 

Don't forget to eat and stay hydrated! As the event is in the desert, it was super hot and draining to walk around everywhere, so be sure to keep yourself healthy and energized. 

Bring chapstick, bandanas, and sunglasses! There's dust everywhere and it's super dry, so protect your face from all of that! Have fun! <3

Honey Belle

I simply love Honey Belle products! When I first heard about the product, I was surprised that everything was handcrafted and organic. As she is the same age as me, I decided to ask her how she got her inspirations to start this business and entrepreneurship. 

Honey Belle's passion on skincare and how she really believes how all products should be free of all chemicals and preservatives got me super excited for her products, and it did not disappoint! When I first got my package, I really like how it comes in a simple pouch that you can bring everywhere and put your skincare inside. The packaging of the product is simple but consistent with the theme. It is what's inside that matters most anyways! My favorite is of course their classic kissable lips and their hydrating facial mist. When my lips get dry, Kissable Lips is the perfect moisturizer, and I literally bring it everywhere with me! It was the biggest lifesaver when I was up in the mountains and in a drier climate. When I start out my day, I usually wash my face with the tea tree mosturizer (don't get it in your eyes because it burns!) followed by the day creme and finishing everything with the facial mist. I really like the hydrating facial mist because of the slight lavender scent it leaves behind. It's been a couple months now, and I have definitely noticed my face getting smoother and more clear! 

Seriously my favorite skin care brand right now- I'm so glad I discovered Honey Belle.  This brand also really cares about the customers and giving back to the community, and the passion that the owner shows definitely shines through the Honey Belle products. Check out honeybellshop.com to see what they offer and use my code "HBLOVESCELINE" for 15% off!