Am I a beauty blogger? Yes. Do I take meticulous care with my skincare routine to ensure as perfect skin as possible? Yes. Do I do anything with my hair? NO.
No. No I don’t…I’m embarrassed to admit but I really, truly do nothing to my hair, and it had been about a year since my last hair cut. I literally just shampoo, condition, and use a curling mousse, every couple of days. That’s it. I invest nothing, and I think most of the time, being curly and carefree, my hair usually looks kinda ok-ish.
BUT, after visiting the A. By Bom salon, my approach has kinda dramatically changed, and now I know why I need to get to the salon more often…here’s the deets of my experience!
Hi guys! So a few weeks ago I had the opportunity to make a video, testing out one of my new favourite masks, the Skin1004 Zombie Pack. This video was sponsored by B2 Link, however all views are our own, honest opinions, and I actually love this mask! I’ve used it a number of times and have been equally impressed on each occasion.
The company wanted my boyfriend, Mikey, and I to test it, and it was so fun filming this with a complete beauty no-goer. Mikey knows NOTHING about cosmetics or skincare, but he’s always up for a laugh, and it was hilarious to do this together. Hope you enjoy! I’ve included a little run down of my thoughts on the mask beneath the video too! The link to purchase is at the bottom (not an affiliate link- I do not receive anything from you clicking it).
Roses. Check. Hydration. Check. Lovely viscous liquid texture. Check. Okay, some of my favourite aspects of skincare are in this product, and I was keen to see how it worked out for me- let’s go.
I received this product courtesy Ulzzang UK, who are a company which provide access to Korean skincare products from their base in London, UK. They strictly adhere to curating only products which pass the EU regulations, and have a small but high quality collection.
You may have heard of A by Bom. They have a super fancy salon in Gangnam- a celebrity go to for hair and nails. You’re maybe less likely (until recently, when they’ve been blowing up on Instagram, more so than when I started writing this post) to have heard of their cosmetics range, which was officially launched last year. It was great to hear from the company asking if I wanted to try their products, and I didn’t resist! (PR samples- see my disclaimer for my policies). Today I’m gonna be discussing one of their sheet masks, because I think it’s actually the bomb (sorry not sorry).
In case you hadn’t noticed on my Instagram, I’m a pretty big fan of obsessed with spring in Korea. I run around Seoul, unable to stop taking photos of every kind of flower and blossom in sight, often getting bizarre looks from older Koreans as I’m all up on their doorsteps photographing the pretty flowers outside their homes (shoutout to @adoredee ). I bombard all my social media channels with said photos and I can’t stop. My cosmetic choices also change. I go from the black hearted queen of dark nails and deep red or purple lip colours, to pastels and flowers and butterflies and princesses and clouds.
So here are my spring makeup and skincare choices, chosen because they make me feel happy, work well with my skin tone/type, and the colours suit my mood during this time of year. And I’ve also tried to include all the cherry blossom feels from here in Korea, so you can share and revel in the beauty (and it gave me a valid reason to take more photos).
Cleansing waters are still a raging trend in Korea. They’re a simple but superrrr useful product to own, and the Thank You Farmer version was a product I kept hearing great things about. So let’s get down and see how it worked out for me.
(Provided courtesy Thank You Farmer. See my disclaimer tab for my policies).
As many of you may know, I’ve developed a fantastic working relationship with the brand One O Seven. I’ve been working closely with them since early February, and love everythaaaaang- the family values, the people behind the brand, the process of making, the ingredients, and the products themselves.
Today I’m going to be looking at what has become my favorite product from One O Seven- the Core Flex Cream. (This product was gifted to me by the company, see my disclaimer for policies).
I’d had my eye on Cremorlab products for a while. They look simplistic and beautiful (so sue me, I’m attracted to good packaging). But would their products live up to my expectations? Ulzzang, a new, high quality online K-Beauty shop selling only EU approved products throughout the UK and Europe, offered to send me the Cremorlab O2 Energy Mask for review, and I jumped at the chance. Let’s see how it worked out.
(This product was received as a PR sample. See my disclaimer tab for my policies)
Jung Saem Mool is a Korean makeup artist legend. Period. So when I saw she had her own cosmetics company? My expectations were HIGH. Along with many of her products (ahem, all), I was desperate to try out the Essential Star-cealer Foundation (Allure Editor’s Pick), particularly after reading: Jung Saem Mool’s “special blending know how is contained in this radiant-lasting foundation”.
GIMME ALL THE RADIANCE, was my first thought.
When the foundation arrived in the post, I ripped straight into it, ready to get on Jung Saem Mool’s radiance train. She has, after all, been leading the way of the glowing, transparent skin crew in Korea for over two decades. After a month of continual use, I’m ready to review her Essential Star-cealer Foundation.
(This product was provided courtesy JSM Beauty. See my disclaimer for my policies).