These are Laneige Water Sleeping Mask & Lip Sleeping Mask from Korea.

I have previously tested and reviewed Laneige Water Sleeping Mask that moisturizes and hydrates the skin with a light formula. Here are some more good quality products from Laneige.

Laneige is a middle range brand in Korea and is best known for the very popular cult classic product Laneige Water Sleeping Mask. But all the products I’ve tested so far from Laneige have been good quality products. Very fresh and hydrating products and light airy texture. I have tested the Laneige Water Sleeping Mask, the Lotion, the Gel Cream and the Waterbank Essence (which is a dupe for Chanel Hydra Serum). I feel that all products are suitable for most skin types in need of hydration. I also love the fresh scent!

Laneige Water Sleeping Mask & Lip Sleeping Mask from Korea. Korean skin care K-beauty Europe

Laneige Water Sleeping Mask & Lip Sleeping Mask from Korea. Korean skin care K-beauty Europe

Laneige Water Sleeping Mask is undoubtedly Laneige’s most popular and best-selling product ever. The first sleeping mask I ever tried myself actually. A lovely fresh, light and deeply hydrating sleeping mask suitable for all skin types. Read my review on Laneige Water Sleeping Mask here.

Did you know that Laneige Water Sleeping Mask is also available in lovely Lavender? Here are some more good quality night products in new scents from the Laneige Holiday Edition 2017. How about lip sleeping masks in Vanilla, Berry or Apple Lime? Yummy! All products cost between 15-28 euros / pc with free shipping from Korea. I found some good sellers if you would like to try any of these products:

♥ Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask, Vanilla – I want this ➥
Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask, Berry – I want this ➥
Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask, Apple Lime – I want this ➥
Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask, Grapefruit – I want this ➥
Laneige Water Sleeping Mask Original – I want this ➥
Laneige Water Sleeping Mask Lavender – I want this ➥

These lovely Laneige products are all good quality products and come in glass jars in happy pastel colors. The products are deeply hydrating and suitable for most skin types.

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This week in the K-beauty Blog.

Hope you all had a nice midsummer weekend. Here are this week’s plans in the K-beauty Blog, better late than never although it’s Tuesday.

Hope you’ve had a nice and restful midsummer. I myself spent midsummer in Åland (a small island in Finland). 5 days with my family mixing sun and rain bursts. You might have already seen the photo of my daughter and sister on Instagram? This week I’m not just about Korean skin care, I’m also chasing bathtubs, refrigerators, LED lights and what not. It’s so time-consuming running around trying to find everything across town. Yesterday, for example, I tried to buy a nice second hand bathtub only 1 year old way far from the city. I’m guessing the advertiser forgot to mention the scratches at the bottom? So no, no deal ^^

Here are this week’s plans in the K-beauty blog. Better late than never I guess. I’ll share my full review on Sulwhasoo First Care Activating Serum EX after 1.5 months of use. One of Sulwhasoo’s most popular products, and a very loved serum in and outside of Korea. Don’t miss my review this saturday! I’ll also determine the difference between OST Vitamin C20 Serum and Pure Vitamin C21.5 Advanced Serum. The most common Korean vitamin C serums which I always mix up, they look so similar. I’ll also share some nice limited edition products from Korean brand Laneige. Hope you want to hang out with me.
Have a great week everyone.

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Number 1 on Google, the largest Swedish K-beauty blog and growing!

Thank all of you who read this blog,
the Swedish page is now 1st on Google.

As you may know I blog both in English and in Swedish at the same time, check out the Swedish blog here. I occasionally check our ranking in Google search results and guess if I was happy to see the Swedish site in the number one spot! Last week I searched for words like “Korean skin care”, “Buy skin care from Korea”, “K-beauty in Sweden” and “Skin Care from Korea” (in swedish language) and we rank number one at almost everything! The English K-beauty blog actually have more readers, but the competition is much harder on Google…
I’ll keep you posted.

I don’t pay anything to rank in Google. It’s us together who built this K-beauty blog. Thanks all of you who follow me and interact with me. I can reveal that I’ll put together a very special giveaway for you as soon as my house is back to normal, keep an eye out.

Number 1 on Google the largest Swedish K-beauty blog. Korean skin care K-beauty Europe

Number 1 on Google you guys! We are the largest Swedish K-beauty blog and growing. (Images above is from last week’s search, ranking may have changed a bit since.)

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K-beauty Blog wishes everyone a happy midsummer weekend

All the love to you from K-beauty blog. Have a really nice midsummer weekend everyone.

I can’t believe it’s midsummer already you guys. By now, I usually spent a lot of time at the beach sunbathing, but this year our renovation has been in focus throughout June. The house is still upside down, everything is wrapped in plastic, dust everywhere, and I mostly hang out with grandmother nowadays (well, my daughters grandmother anyway). Several weeks left before everything is done. But who cares when it’s Midsummer weekend. Time off is the magic word right now! Do you celebrate midsummer in your country? In Sweden it’s one of the biggest holidays throughout the year. We eat “sill” and salmon, and eggs cut in half. Have a great weekend you guys and see you again next week.

As you may know, I live in Spain several months a year (during the winter). But nothing beats a sunny Swedish summer I think. Everything is so green and lovley in Sweden this time of the year. It’s wonderful!

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FIRST IMPRESSION: Innisfree It’s Real Squeeze Mask Kiwi

Let’s test Innisfree It’s Real Squeeze Mask Kiwi. A very affordable and deeply hydrating and nourishing Korean sheet mask, only 1 euro / pcs with free shipping from Korea.

Korean sheet mask Innisfree It’s Real Squeeze Mask Kiwi contains deeply moisturizing and hydrating ingredients from freshly squeezed kiwi, Jeju green tea, mandarin, cacti, camelia leaves and orchids. This sheet mask will keep your skin healthy and fresh. For soft, hydrated and clear skin.

Korean sheet mask Innisfree It’s Real Squeeze Mask Kiwi has a mild sweet scent of delicious kiwi. Very fruity and fresh. A bit of a thicker creamier type essence than several of the other sheet masks from this line. Suitable for dry skin types. Lovely cooling sheet mask that drizzles of good stuff for the skin. Perfect when the skin is thirsty for nutrition and moisture. All the Innisfree It’s Real Squeeze Masks holds a consistently good quality, and feels like the best relief for dry dull skin.

First impression review Innisfree It's Real Squeeze Mask Kiwi. Sheet mask from Korea K-beauty Europe

Innisfree It’s Real Squeeze Mask Kiwi is a great, very moist sheetmask full of lovley skin care. I never wanted to take this sheet mask off when using it. One should use this sheet mask for about 20 minutes, but I had it on for 40 minutes to be honest. So relaxing and nice on the skin. Perfect for those nights when you have some time off in front of the TV. The skin was completely hydrated and deeply moisturized afterwards, and felt soft and fresh. I just love Innisfree’s sheet masks. It’s like home SPA for 1 euro with free shipping from Korea! Clearly worth every penny! One small down side is the packaging which could be more glamorous.

My sister with young, combination acne prone skin found the Innisfree It’s Real Squeeze Mask Kiwi very “cold”, almost unpleasantly cold to apply on her face. She had just just been out training so that could be a reason. She thought the scent had a hint of alcohol just when opening the package. She also experienced the essence as a bit thicker and creamier than usual. After a while, she thought the scent was very pleasant, but the sheet mask still felt very cold on her skin. Overall she still liked it.

Innisfree It’s Real Squeeze Mask Kiwi is a cooling, refreshing and deeply moisturizing and nourishing sheet mask from Korea. 1 euro / pc and worth every penny!

Product: Innisfree It’s Real Squeeze Mask Kiwi
Price: 1 euro / pc (20ml)
Formula: Moisturizing ingredients from freshly squeezed kiwi, Jeju green tea, mandarin, cactus, camelia leaves and orchids. For fresh, clear healthy looking skin.
Skin type: Normal, dry & combination skin.

FIRST IMPRESSION Rating 4.7 / 5

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

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Pimples & acne prone skin before and after photos using Korean skin care

Here’s an update on my sister’s skin. She has young acne prone combination skin. She only uses Korean skin care and look at her  amazing results.

I mean, those before and after photos are amazing. I’m so happy for my sister. Here are some comments from her after using 100% Korean skin care for a few months now. She says: “Mom gave me compliments for my skin yesterday, and she wondered what I had done! Weeeee “. I also showed a colleague my before and after photos and she said: “If I saw you walking down the street today I would think you have really nice skin.” I have NEVER received such compliments on my skin before. I always felt like I have uneven, unclean skin. My acne has disappeared and even my acne scars has reduced a lot. Read more about my sister’s Korean skin care routine and which products she uses here.

I’m so so happy for my sister. Imagine finally not worrying about acne or break outs. Just Wonderful!

Combination acne prone skin before and after using Korean skin care. K-beauty Europe

I just got a photo on Facebook from my sister who tried a Korean sheet mask for the very first time. More specifically, the TonyMoly I’m Real Mask Sheet Aloe Vera which she loved by the way. She and her boyfriend went all in yesterday, using both Innisfree Super Volcanic Pore Clay Mask and sheet masks! I love that even he dares to try K-beauty. Given that both look pretty happy, I guess they like Korean skin care then 🙂

Her boyfriend said that he thought the Innisfree Super Volcanic Pore Clay Mask and the sheet mask felt very good on his skin. The skin became soft and smooth afterwards, he said.

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Midsummer week in K-beauty Blog.

Hope you’ve had a nice weekend everyone, here are this week’s plans in the K-beauty blog. Do you celebrate midsummer in your country?

Midsummer is just around the corner, time flies you guys! This week I’ll share a fresh update on my sister’s skin. She got rid of all her pimples, acne and acne scars using 100% skin care from Korea. One product that helped her very much is vitamin C serums (in the image). This week, I’ll share her amazing before and after photos, and how her nice skin looks today. Don’t miss that.

This week’s review will be the Innisfree It’s Real Squeeze Mask Kiwi, a good quality Korean sheet mask for just 1 euro! I’ll try to share my review on Thursday this week, just before midsummer break. After that, I’m taking some time off, what are you guys planning this Midsummer?

Have a nice K-beauty week everyone, and happy midsummer!

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FIRST IMPRESSION: Holika Holika Wine Therapy Sleeping Mask, Red Wine

Let’s test the Holika Holika Wine Therapy Sleeping Mask – Red Wine. A Korean sleeping mask packed with red wine treating wrinkles and restoring skin elasticity.

Holika Holika Wine Therapy Sleeping Mask is a Korean sleeping mask with anti-aging effect. The product is applied as the final step in your skin care routine at night to lock in and maximize all skin care during the night. In the morning, wash your face as usual. Holika Holika Wine Therapy Sleeping Mask is anti-aging and makes the skin soft, hydrated and restores skin elasticity and firmness.

Holika Holika Wine Therapy Sleeping Mask has a very special texture with a shape memory moisture membrane from red wine. I’ll explain more closely further down in this post…

First impression review Holika Holika Wine Therapy Sleeping Mask Red Wine from Korea. Korean skin care K-beauty Europe

When I first tried the Holika Holika Wine Therapy Sleeping Mask, the product felt really exciting due to the very special texture and consistency. Holika Holika Wine Therapy Sleeping Mask looks like a glossy, shiny, cohesive red gel in the jar. But when you pick up some product with the spatula, the gel kinda breaks into pieces. The product in the jar soon recovers back to a smooth glossy gel. As soon as you apply Holika Holika Wine Therapy Sleeping Mask to the skin, the product gets more fluid and sort of melts on the skin. It’s hard to explain and maybe you can’t see it that well in the photos. The point is the product literally slides off your face if you’re not fast enough with the spatula.

Holika Holika Wine Therapy Sleeping Mask has a lovely sweet scent of red wine and grapes. When applying the product to the face, the gel melts and it feels cooling, refreshing, hydrating and very pleasant on the skin. A bit like applying a sheet mask type feel. The skin feels almost a little wet. After a few minutes the mask has absorbed by the skin. But it does feel like applying an extra layer of skin care. It’s not sticky anyway though.

Review Holika Holika Wine Therapy Sleeping Mask from Korea. Korean skin care K-beauty Europe

First impression review Holika Holika Wine Therapy Sleeping Mask from Korea. Korean skin care K-beauty Europe

First impression review Holika Holika Wine Therapy Sleeping Mask from Korea. Korean skin care K-beauty Europe

Holika Holika Wine Therapy Sleeping Mask goes from a glossy cohesive gel to a solid gel texture, back to a smooth glossy gel. Like some high tech substance from Area 51 or something. I mean WOW. I don’t understand how it works, but I like this product a lot. You do get curious and want to try more. I’m looking forward to use this sleeping mask for weeks to come and see the results in my skin.

Because Holika Holika Wine Therapy Sleeping Mask is kind of a gel, the mask is quite thin in texture when applied. But the product still feels deeply hydrating and nourishing. I think this sleeping mask is suitable for most skin types except for oily skin. It doesn’t feel too “heavy” and absorbes quite quickly. A little goes a long way. The day after application, the skin feels kinda smeared, so you do need to wash your face the next the morning. Absolutely worth trying for 10 euros with free shipping from Korea in my opinion.

If you want to try a very different Korean sleeping mask with a scent of lovely red wine, which is anti-aging and deeply moisturizing. Then Holika Holika Wine Therapy Sleeping Mask is definitely something for you.

Product: Holika Holika Wine Therapy Sleeping Mask, Red Wine
Price: 120ml / 10 euro
Formula: Packed with red wine (Cabernet Saurignon). Deeply moisturizing, hydrating, tightening, anti-aging and treating wrinkles and lines. For firm, healthy skin with increased elasticity.
Skin type: All but mostly normal, dry and mature skin

FIRST IMPRESSION Rating 4.3 / 5

FIRST IMPRESSION: Holika Holika Wine Therapy Sleeping Mask, Red Wine
4 (80%) 1 vote

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Top 5 best korean cushion foundations

Did you know that Korea has patented the entire manufacturing process when it comes to cushion foundations? This means that ALL cushion foundations on the market must be manufactured in Korea!

In Korea, cushion foundations are old news since this type of product was first launched over 10 years ago in Korea. But the product is still relatively new here in Europe. Basically, all Korean brands have a variety of different cushion foundations containing BB cream, CC cream, color corrector, foundation or even skin care and serums mixed with foundation. They are available in matte finish, dewy finish, natural glow and satin finish to suit every need. A cushion foundation comes in a special packaging with a kind of sponge soaked in foundation. Apply the product using a puff type applicatior. A very handy makeup product for all purposes when it comes to a good base. Did you know by the way that Korea has patented the entire concept of cushion foundations, and that all cushion foundations must be manufactured in Korea!

In Europe, we’ve only just begun to discover the benefits with this type of foundation packaging. No mess, and easy to carry in the purse. Perfect for touch ups during the day. Loreal and Lancome were some of the first European brands to launch their own cushion foundations when the trend hit Europe. More and more brands follow by launching their own cushion foundations.

Top best & most popular Korean cushion foundations

Are you looking for a Korean cushion foundation? Here are some of Korea’s best and most popular cushion foundations. Good quality with different types of finishes, there’s something for everyone. A dry skin type should perhaps go for a more dewy natural finish, while an oily skin type needs a more matte long lasting formula. This is of course a matter of taste and preferences…

♥ IOPE Air Cushion Compact
IOPE is leading in cushion foundations. The IOPE Air Cushion Compact is one of Korea’s most popular and famous cushion foundations. A classic that has been on the market for over 10 years now. “To die for” according to many bloggers and reviews online. Moisturizing, anti-aging, SPF and helps a more even skin tone. Also works well for sensitive skin. Colors starting with N have a natural finish. Colors starting with S have a more shiny finish. Colors starting with C have more coverage. However, this is not a full-coverage foundation, but more of a natural finish type foundation. Also check out IOPE Air Cushion XP and IOPE Air Cushion RX. IOPE cushion foundations are more expensive than many other brands. They cost about 50 euros with extra refills and extra puffs included.

Etude House Precious Mineral Any Cushion
One of Etude Houses most sold and probably their very best cushion foundation. Loved and highly recommenden by many. A perfect korean Cushion Foundation to start out with if you’ve never tried one before. Gives an even skin tone and bright fresh skin with glow. Medium to full coverage with a natural finish. Really affordable and cheap. I’m thinking about maybe testing this one myself. Etude House Precious Mineral Any Cushion works well for most skin types. Easy to get hold of, and cost about 13 euros for a complete cushion foundation and 8 euros for a refill. Very affordable indeed.

AmorePacific Color Control Cushion Compact
AmorePacific cushion foundations are sold at Sephora and suitable for all skin types. From dry and sensitive skin to combination and oily skin. Light coverage that can be build up without feeling cakey on top of the skin. Light formula with skin caring properties that hydrates and protects the skin against free radicals and UVA / UVB. High sun protection SPF 50. Free from parabens, sulfates and phthalates. Cruelty free. Natural to dewy finish. Set this foundation with loose powder for a more matte look. On the down side, many people are disturbed by the scent of “old lady”. Costs about 32 euros.

HERA UV Mist Cushion
It seems that this cushion foundation only comes in 2 light shades, a common but strange phenomenon in Korea. However, the colors mix well with several skin tones. 21 goes more towards a pink undertone and 23 have warmer undertones. C has more coverage and N has a more natural finish with glow. Comparable with expensive high end brands like Lancome, YSL etc. Works well for all skin types, including mature and sensitive skin. If you are 40+ with normal to dry skin, this foundation is perfect for you (if you have a lighter skin tone that is). Costs about 32 euros for a cushion foundation and 20 euros for a refill. There is also a another kind called “Hera UV Mist Cushion Long Stay Matt” for oily skin types which is also more long-lasting.

Clio Kill Cover Liquid Founwear Cushion
If you’re looking for a long-lasting cushion foundation, Clio Kill Cover Liquid Founwear Cushion is something for you. In the container, this product is soaked, so don’t press too hard on the sponge when applying product. Skin may feel dehydrated after a while. Perhaps not for dry skin types (if you don’t maximize your skin care before application). Semi-matt silky finish. Controls access oil, sweat and sebum to keep skin looking good. Best suitable for normal, combination and oily skin. Also take a look at their bestseller Clio Kill Cover Liquid Concealer which is very popular in Korea. Clio Kill Cover Liquid Founwear Cushion costs about 22 euros with an extra refill. Very affordable I think.

More popular cushion foundations from Korea:

Also check out these three:

LANEIGE BB Cushion Pore Control SPF50+ PA+++
Missha Magic Cushion
Innisfree Longwear Cushion

You know the whole trend of beauty blenders? I mean, cushion foundations use the exact same technique pressing foundation into the skin using a sponge type puff.

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