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FIRST IMPRESSION: Tonymoly Kiss Kiss Lip Scrub

When I first saw Tonymoly Kiss Kiss Lip Scrub, I just had to buy one! For 4.50 euros it’s a fun product to put on your bathroom shelf!

Tonymoly Kiss Kiss Lip Scrub is a peeling for the lips, containing small soft grains to gently exfoliate the skin of the lips. The product gently removes dead skin cells to soften the lips. Ingredients like jojoba oil, macadamia oil butter, honey, vitamins and amino acids makes the lips soft and healthy. No more dry patches!

First impression review Tonymoly Kiss Kiss Lip Scrub Peeling from Korea K-Beauty Blog Europe

Tonymoly Kiss Kiss Lip Scrub! OMG I just love the packaging, it’s sooo cute! Like many other of Tonymolys products, the packaging looks fun and inviting! I love these bright pink lips.

Tonymoly Kiss Kiss Lip Scrub is a peeling for the lips in a small jar that looks like pink lips. Inside there’s a lip scrub type cream that gently softens and exfoliates the lips. The product removes dry patches and makes the lips smooth again. Tonymoly Kiss Kiss Lip Scrub basically looks like a beige thick cream with small grains in it. Sweet scent. I applied the product directly to dry lips and massaged quite hard. NOTE! Be sure to have your mouth closed at all times. The scrub is soft and gentle but still makes good use. I wiped off the product when I was finished and my lips were instantly very smooth and soft. After about 10 minutes I felt the need to put on some kind of lip balm, so that’s what I would recomend after using this scrub.

First impression review Tonymoly Kiss Kiss Lip Scrub Peeling from Korea K-Beauty Blog Europe

First impression review Tonymoly Kiss Kiss Lip Scrub Peeling from Korea K-Beauty Blog Europe

Tonymoly Kiss Kiss Lip Scrub is gentle and does the job! No wow feeling unfortunately but clearly approved from me!

Tonymoly Kiss Kiss Lip Scrub does the job. A + for the wonderful packaging and it’s so cheap & affordable! But hey, it’s an ordinary scrub for your lips. No wow-feeling unfortunately. Absolutely helps dry flaky lips. And who doesn’t want this pretty product sitting on the bathroom shelf. Just above avarage ratings from me. Tonymoly Kiss Kiss Lip Scrub is nice but no “must have” type product in my opinion.

Product: Tonymoly Kiss Kiss Lip Scrub
Price: 5 euros / 9g
Formula: Contains jojoba oil, macadamia butter, honey, vitamins and amino acids. For soft, smooth and healthy looking lips.
Skin type: Dry lips

FIRST IMPRESSION Rating 3.5 / 5

FIRST IMPRESSION: Tonymoly Kiss Kiss Lip Scrub

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Some of my empties Korean skin care – September 2017

I think I’ve probably tested more than 200 Korean skin care products by now, especially if you count all the samples.

I havn’t really shared too many of my empties in the past, but here are some of my old and new Korean skin care products which I have used up to the last drop. The number one Korean skin care product which I bought the most is undoubtedly Missha Time Revolution The First Treatment Essence. I must probably be on my 4th bottle by now. I just love it, and so does my sister. The OST Vitamin C serum has actually oxidized as you can see in the video below. I used it for some time but it was too harsch for my dry skin, so I gave it to my sister. It has worked wonders on her acne and acne scars. I can really recommend trying out vitamin C serums to all of you suffering from pimples and acne. Here are some more K-beauty empties.

My empties Korean skin care products I have used up K-beauty Blog Europe

My empties Korean skin care products I have used up K-beauty Blog Europe

Korean skin care – my empties

Banila Co Clean It Zero
Oil-based cleansing balm and Korean cult classic. Normal, combination and dry skin. I just love the fruity fresh scent. Great product, melts away makeup with ease. My review here. Costs about 14 euros with free shipping from Korea. Link ➥

Thefaceshop Rice Water Bright Rich Cleansing Oil
Lovely gentle cleansing oil. Very effective yet doesn’t irritate the skin or the eyes. Normal to dry skin. I love this one! My review here. Costs about 9 euros with free shipping from Korea. Link ➥

Missha Super Aqua Refreshing Cleansing Foam
Very affordable foaming cleanser in a very large tube 200ml. Proper soft creamy foam. Cleanses the skin effectively. Fresh scent. My review here. Costs about 8 euros with free shipping from Korea. Link ➥

Missha Time Revolution Night Repair Ampoule
Korean classic. Anti-age serum with the same key ingredients as Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Serum. Anti-age. My review here. Costs about 22 euros with free shipping from Korea. Link ➥

Missha Time Revolution The First Treatment Essence
Korean classic. Water-like essence which helps cell renewal. For healthy fresh looking skin. Improves the skin in every way. Love this one! My review here. Costs about 23 euros with free shipping from Korea. Link ➥

OST Vitamin C20 Serum / TIA’M My Signature C Source
Powerfull and effective vitamin C serum. Heals acne and acne scars. Treating wrinkles and lines for a more even complexion. NOT for dry sensitive skin. My review here. Has changed its name to TIA’M My Signature C Source recently. Costs about 13 euros with free shipping from Korea. Link ➥

Sulwhasoo Essential Firming Cream EX
Good quality high-end cream suitable for most skin types. Anti-aging treating wrinkles and lines. Strengthens the skin. Several people I know use this face cream and re-purchased. My review here. Costs about 10 euros/50ml when buying sample jars, free shipping from Korea. Link ➥

Tonymoly Magic Food Golden Mushroom Sleeping Mask
Proper thick sleeping mask suitable for dry and very dry skin types. Calms and reveals tight, irritated skin and dryness. Perfect in the dry winter season My review here. Costs about 7.50 euros with free shipping from Korea. Link ➥

Laneige Water Sleeping Mask
Highly rated Korean classic. Light, airy and moist sleeping mask suitable för all skin types. 100% hydration & fresh scent. My review here. Costs about 19 euros with free shipping from Korea. Link ➥

Tonymoly Peach Anti-aging Hand Cream
Fun pretty jar. Wonderful peachy scent. A proper rich hand cream. Moisturizing and relieves dryness. Cheap too! My review here. Costs about 5 euros with free shipping from Korea. Link ➥

Etude House Moistfull Collagen Cream
Korean classic. Dupe for the Cliniques Moisture Surge face cream. Airy, light gel type cream packed with hydrollized collagen. Easily absorbed. All skin types. My review here. Costs about 13 euros with free shipping from Korea. Link ➥

♥ Mizon Snail Repair Intensive Ampoule
Korean cult type product. A must if you want to try snail products. This serum contains a whole 80% snail secretion filtrate. Very light formula and easily absorbed. Heals & calms acne prone troubled skin, treating wrinkles and lines. Suitable for sensitive skin. My review here Costs about 11 euros with free shipping from Korea. Link ➥

♥ Mizon Hyaluronic Acid 100 Serum
Another best selling serum from Mizon that contains an entire 50% hyaluronic acid. A light yet hydrating serum which can be added to any skin care routine regardless of age or skin type. Suitable for sensitive skin as well. Read my full review here. Costs about 11 euros with free shipping from Korea. Link ➥

Have you found any K-beauty favourites yet? Which are your “holy grails” and must haves? Please share in the comments.

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Skinfood Yuja Oil / Water C line

I just have to mention the Skinfood Yuja Oil / Water C line. Rich in Vitamin C and the products have a wonderful scent of lemon, I love it!

I get a lot of samples when ordering skin care from Korea. One I used recently and really liked is the Skinfood Yuja Oil Water C line! I have tested Skinfood Yuja Water C Ampule and Skinfood Yuja Oil C Cream. And I just love the scent of fresh citrus. I’m not talking about detergent-disinfection-lemon-smell more of a delicious lemon curd in the summer if you know what I mean. If you looove the Skinfood Black Sugar line then take a look at the Skinfood Yuja line. This is not high-end skin care with a luxury feel in my opinion. But more very affordable and good quality skin care aimed towards a younger audience. I love! I’ve heard that these products are actually sold at Sephora …

Skinfood Yuja Oil / Water C line contains Goheung yuja extract which is incredibly rich in Vitamin C. Vitamin C is exfoliating, anti aging, treats hyperpigmentation, healing acne and acne scars as well as boosting collagen production in the skin. A really nice skin care ingredient in other words. The Skinfood Yuja Oil Water C line includes mist, emulsion, toner, serum and face creams. I think that the products called “Skinfood Yuja Water” have a lighter texture and more suitable for oily and combination skin. And those products called “Skinfood Yuja Oil” are more suitable for dry skin types.

Skinfood Yuja Oil Cream Skinfood Yuja Water Ampoule Serum From Korea Korean Skin Care K-Beauty Blog Europe

Skinfood Yuja Water C Whitening Ampoule in Serum feels like a light gel that melts and becomes almost a watery liquid on the skin. Very refreshing and hydrating serum I have to say, love it. Light texture that is quickly absorbed by the skin. Therefore, suitable for most skin types. Works well under makeup. Costs about 14 euros / 44ml with free shipping from Korea.
I want this ➥

Skinfood Yuja Oil C Cream is a proper, thick white cream. This is definitely a face cream for dry skin types and suitable for the night I feel. Rich and almost feels a bit “oily”. You get properly smeared and moisturized. Lovely citrus scent. I just love this one. Costs about 13 euros/63ml and free shipping from Korea.
I want this ➥

Skinfood Yuja Water C Cream for oily skin. If you have an oilier skin type, then go for the Yuja Water C Cream. A lighter gel type cream packed with vitamin C. Wonderful citrus scent and quickly absorbed by the skin. The skin is instantly hydrated without feeling greasy. Costs about 14 euros/63ml with free shipping from Korea.
I want this ➥

If you love a summery lemon scents, then don’t miss the Skinfood Yuja Oil / Water C line. The products are good quality and the scent is just wonderful!

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FIRST IMPRESSION: Aritaum Facial Cotton Pads

Is there really any difference between “regular” cotton pads and Korean cotton pads? Let’s find out! Today I’m reviewing the Aritaum Facial Cotton Pads from Korea.

Aritaum Facial Cotton Pads are a type of standard pads for gentle facial cleansing and for removing makeup. The pads are square and about 6 x 5cm in size. One side is soft and smooth. The other side is more rough and looks kind of like mesh.

First impression review Aritaum Facial Cotton Pads from Korea. Korean skin care K-beauty Europe Blog

Aritaum Facial Cotton Pads is the first type of Korean pads I’m testing. They are proper cotton pads for easy cleansing. I use these Aritaum Facial Cotton Pads mainly for toner and for cleansing and exfoliation.

Aritaum Facial Cotton Pads really feel like good quality pads when compared to regular cheap cotton pads from the supermarket. Aritaum Facial Cotton Pads have a proper size to them, and 2 different sides. One side is soft and smooth like cotton, while the other is more “rough” and looks like a mesh. If I use a lot of makeup, I usually go in with the “rough” side to really get rid of all that dirt. Also great for some extra exfoliation.

First impression review Aritaum Facial Cotton Pads from Korea. Korean skin care K-beauty Europe Blog

First impression review Aritaum Facial Cotton Pads from Korea. Korean skin care K-beauty Europe Blog

First impression review Aritaum Facial Cotton Pads from Korea. Korean skin care K-beauty Europe Blog

What I really like about Aritaum Facial Cotton Pads is the size, and that there are 2 different sides. For example, you can use the soft side near the eye area and the rough side on the rest of the face. Theses cotton pads also come in a handy box.

If you’re cheap (like me), you can actually divide the pads into 2 pieces if you are careful. One soft part and one rough part and then they’ll last you for double as long. If you divide the Aritaum Facial Cotton Pads this way, there’s a minimum waste of product, which is a plus. The product itself ends up on the skin instead of disappearing into the pad, which often happens with those thicker cheaper ones from the supermarket. I like Aritaum Facial Cotton Pads a lot, they are definitely better than my old plain cotton pads I’m used to. Thumbs up from me!

Aritaum Facial Cotton Pads are like cotton pads on the next level if compared to the cheap ones at the nearest Supermarket. Thumbs up Aritaum!

Product: Aritaum Facial Cotton Pads
Price: 80 x 2 / 6 euros (2 boxes a total 160 pads)
Info: Aritaum Facial Cotton Pads has a soft cotton-like smooth side and a more “rough” exfoliating side that looks like a thin mesh. For gentle cleansing and makeup removal.
Skin type: All

FIRST IMPRESSION Rating 4.5/5

FIRST IMPRESSION: Aritaum Facial Cotton Pads
5 (100%) 1 vote

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This week in K-beatuy Blog

New week, new K-beauty goals.

My first goal was to reach 100 subs on Youtube, my second goal was 1000K on Instgram. We’ve reached all that thanks to you guys, By now I need some new goals… Thank all of you who joined this weekend’s GIVEAWAY, I’m so greatful. Today I’ll be sending the grand prize to our winner @asarissanen.

Now for this week’s plans in the K-beauty blog. We will take a closer look at Korean cotton pads, more specifically Aritaum Facial Cotton Pads. Do you remember when I got them in my last HAUL? Are Korean cotton pads actually better than “European” ones from the supermarket? Later this week we’ll find out. Then I’ll share my thoughts on a farily new line from Skinfood which has a scent of delicious lemon. I also thought about reviewing TONYMOLY Kiss Kiss Lip Scrub, which I have used a couple of times by now. Then, if there’s time, I’ll aslo share some of my empties… I hope you wanna hang with me this week.

Have a lovely week everyone.

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1K GIVEAWAY has ended! And the lucky winner is…

From the bottom of my heart, thank you all of you for joining our lovely 1K giveaway on Instagram. Here’s the lucky winner of Banila Co Clean It Zero, Tonymoly sheet mask + samples.

Thank all of you joining my 1K giveaway on Instagram this weekend. I’m so happy and overwhelmed. There will be a lot more lovely giveaways this fall, I promise. Congratulations to our lucky winner!

1K GIVEAWAY Winner: @asarissanen

The winner will recieve Banila Co Clean It Zero in full size, an avocado sheet mask from Tonymoly and some of my favorite products in samples. I’m talking about The History of Whoo Soo Yeon Cream and The History of Whoo Jinyul Cream. The winner will also get a fun surprise hihi …

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FIRST IMPRESSION: The History of Whoo Gongjinhyang Qi & Jin Cream

I have previously tested the eye cream from the same line with great success. Let’s see if the face cream The History of Whoo Gongjinhyang Qi & Jin Cream is just as good.

The History of Whoo Gongjinhyang Qi & Jin Cream is a luxury high-end cream of the best quality. This Korean face cream is deeply nourishing and protects the skin from early aging. For firmer skin and fresh young looking skin with preserved elasticity. The History of Whoo Gongjinhyang Qi & Jin Cream is packed with oriental herbs and ginseng.

I thought that the Korean face cream The History of Whoo Gongjinhyang Qi & Jin Cream would have a similar mild scent as the eye cream from the same line, The History Of Whoo Gongjinhyang Qi & Jin Eye Cream, but it doesn’t. The distinct scent of woody ginseng comes straight through. However, during application, the gentle skin care scent from the eye cream shows through. Like a hug from grandma. If you dislike the scent of ginseng, then maybe this face cream isn’t for you.

The History of Whoo Gongjinhyang Qi & Jin Cream has a yellowish warm color. The texture is quite thick and very creamy but still airy and not too heavy at all. I feel this is a high quality concentrated face cream. The product is absorbed well by the skin. And you instantly feel deeply nourished, but without the skin becoming sticky or greasy.

Review The History of Whoo Gongjinhyang Qi & Jin Cream night cream from Korea Korean Skin Care K-Beauty Blog Europe

Review The History of Whoo Gongjinhyang Qi & Jin Cream night cream from Korea Korean Skin Care K-Beauty Blog Europe

I feel The History of Whoo Gongjinhyang Qi & Jin Cream is suitable for most skin types including sensitive skin. But the product is relatively rich and creamy and might be too much for oily skin types. High ratings from me. The only thing that really bothers me with this face cream is the smell of ginseng. But the cream itself contains ginseng which is great for the skin, so it’s kinda inevitable. Using The History of Whoo Gongjinhyang Qi & Jin Cream, I immediately felt less of a need to use a sleeping mask afterwards. My skin was already happy and nourished.

I have previously tested the eye cream in the same line here which I gave it 5/5. And I have to say that The History of Whoo Gongjinhyang Qi & Jin Cream is right up there. A very good quality face cream. My friend with combination sensitive skin 35+ has re-purchased this face cream over and over for months now, and she just loves it. She rated it 5/5. The scent of ginseng is bit too much for my pesonal taste, but I agree, this is a high quality face cream in every way, although a bit expensive.

If you are looking for a nutritious anti-aging face cream packed with ginseng, then The History of Whoo Gongjinhyang Qi & Jin Cream is the cream for you. Very nice!

First impression review The History of Whoo Gongjinhyang Qi & Jin Cream night cream from Korea Korean Skin Care K-Beauty Blog Europe

The History of Whoo Gongjinhyang Qi & Jin Cream is a really good Korean luxury cream and costs over 100 euros in full size 50ml, very expensive if you ask me! But you get the same amount of product in samples for only  15 euros with free shipping from Korea. There’s a lot of money to be saved using samples.

Product: The History of Whoo Gongjinhyang Qi & Jin Cream
Price: 50ml / 120 euros or 50ml in samples / 15 euros
Formula: The History of Whoo Qi & Jin Cream is a luxurious high-end cream that contains ginseng and oriental herbs. Deeply nourishing and protects skin from early aging. For firmer skin with preserved elasticity.
Skin type: Dry, mature and combination skin. Also sensitive skin.

FIRST IMPRESSION Rating 4.8/5

FIRST IMPRESSION: The History of Whoo Gongjinhyang Qi & Jin Cream
5 (100%) 2 votes

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GIVEAWAY: Banila Co Clean It Zero + Tonymoly sheet mask

YEY We’ve just reached 1K = 1000 followers on Instagram. Incredible! You know what that means, Let’s celebrate you guys! Thank you all for supporting this blog -THANK YOU ♥

Finally time for our 1K followers at Instagram GIVEAWAY! I already posted some clues on Instagram today, let’s do this! We are now 1000+ followers on Instagram and about 10 000 monthly visitors hanging out in this blog. And I’m SO happy that our little K-Beauty community is growing by the minute. Thanks to all of you guys for supporting me.

I’ve seen that many of you readers have just started using Korean skin care, or are curious to try some. That’s why I would like to give you the chance of winning this korean cult classic product. One of the very first Korean products I ever tried myself. I’m talking about Banila Co Clean It Zero! A truly unique product when it was first launched in Korea some years ago. Unique balm type texture. Still a highly rated and award-winning favorite for many users. This is the original one, read my review here. The fruity fresh scent is absolutely wonderful, I love it. I’m also gonna throw in a sheet mask from Tonymoly, some lovely samples and a surprice gift. Join this GIVEAWAY for your chance to win all of this!

GIVEAWAY: Banila Co Clean It Zero cleansing from Korea. Korean skin care K-beauty Blog Europe

GIVEAWAY: Banila Co Clean It Zero cleansing from Korea. Korean skin care K-beauty Blog Europe

Banila Co Clean It Zero is an oil-based cleansing balm that melts away makeup, mascara and impurities without the need to rub a whole lot. The product is very gentle. It has a solid texture in the jar, kinda like a white stiff balm. Apply the product directly to dry skin and massage in circular motions. The balm then melts and becomes much like oily vaseline. Massage the face until all makeup has resolved. Add some water and massage a few more seconds to let the product emolliate, it turns kinda white. Rinse. The oil-based cleansing is the first step in the Korean skin care routine. Follow with water-based cleansing and then apply your skin care products.

To joint this Giveaway:
♥ Follow me @k_beauty_europe on Instagram
♥ Find & like the Giveaway image at Instagram
♥ Tag 3 friends you think should try K-beauty
♥ For an extra entry, repost my giveaway image on Instagram and tag me @k_beauty_europe and #giveaway

This giveaway close at sunday sept 17 at 8pm! The winner is announced on sunday evening. Good  luck everyone <3

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FIRST IMPRESSION: Innisfree It’s Real Squeeze Mask Pomegranate

Let’s test yet another lovely korean sheet mask from the Innisfree It’s Real Squeeze Mask line: Pomegranate. Deeply hydrating and so affordable!

Innisfree It’s Real Squeeze Mask Pomegranate sheet mask promises improved radiance, firmer skin and reduced wrinkles. Pomegranates are usually called the “King’s Fruit” and provides radiant skin and a fresh healthy glow. Also contains Jeju Green complex consisting of green tea, mandarin, cactus, camelia leaves and orchids to keep your skin healthy and fresh looking. Simply an anti-aging sheet mask for radiant healthy skin.

Review Innisfree It's Real Squeeze Mask Pomegranate sheet mask from Korea Korean skin care K-beauty Europe Blog

Innisfree It’s Real Squeeze Mask Pomegranate feels sooo hydrating, relaxing and cooling on the skin. I love this one! Mild lovely scent of fruity red apple. Transparent liquid essence. So nice you guys! This sheet mask is properly drenched in product and completely soaking wet from all the lovely essense. The sheet mask is almost dripping when removed from the packaging, almost…

I applied Innisfree It’s Real Squeeze Mask Pomegranate after a proper peeling/scrub followed by essence and serum. I used the sheet mask for 45 minutes because I never wanted to take it off. However, recommended application time is 20 minutes. Because the sheet mask was still a bit damp after 45 minutes, I also used it for an additional 15 minutes on my neck and decolletage. Just perfect!

Review Innisfree It's Real Squeeze Mask Pomegranate sheet mask from Korea Korean skin care K-beauty Europe Blog

Review Innisfree It's Real Squeeze Mask Pomegranate sheet mask from Korea Korean skin care K-beauty Europe Blog

I have to say that all the sheet masks from the Innisfree It’s Real Squeeze Mask line are good quality and affordable. Very cheap if you buy multi-pack. Then the price is about 1 euro / pc. Absolutely wonderful and so worth every penny you guys. This is like SPA at home, I promise. All the differents kinds I’ve tested so far keep good quality and the skin feels properly and thoroughly hydrated. Innisfree It’s Real Squeeze Mask Pomegranate is no exception! When I removed the sheet mask my skin was completely drenched. I usually pat in the remaining product into the skin using my bare hands. My skin felt soft, hydrated and fresh after using Innisfree It’s Real Squeeze Mask Pomegranate.

Innisfree It’s Real Squeeze Mask Pomegranate is suitable for all skin types I feel. The essence is absolutely not oily at all. Just pure moist and hydration. In the morning, I felt like washing my face and refreshing myself. And I always save the last drops of essence in the packaging to use the night after. It’s great!

Like most of Innisfree It’s Real Squeeze Masks, Pomegranate is a good quality sheet mask. Very hydrating and relaxing for the skin, lovely fruity scent and so cheap. I love it!

Product: Innisfree It’s Real Squeeze Mask Pomegranate
Price: From 1 euro / pc
Formula: Contains pomegranate and Jeju green complex consisting of green tea, mandarin, cactus, camelia leaves and orchids from Jeju Islands. Anti-aging for firmer skin, treating wrinkles and lines. Healthy, fresh skin with improved radiance.
Skin type: ALL, but especially dry, mature and dull skin

FIRST IMPRESSON Rating 4.8 / 5

FIRST IMPRESSION: Innisfree It’s Real Squeeze Mask Pomegranate
5 (100%) 1 vote

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