To say I was excited when I received a mysterious package from COSRX, is of course true. To say I was excited when I opened said package, and there lay their brand new, not yet released, Blackhead Power Cream, accompanied by a note saying I was the first person on the planet (including the staff of COSRX) to receive the product, is a huge understatement. I was literally squealing and maybe peed a little, I even called my mum…is it really lame that I get that excitable about a new cream?! Yes, perhaps, but this is the first time something like this has happened to me, and I felt truly honoured to be the first receiving this product.
I get asked a lot of questions about COSRX. Their products are widely popular among Western K-Beauty fans, and they’re very visible in the K-Beauty instagram and blog world. Despite this, it seems that many people here in Korea -both Koreans and non-Koreans- are still just learning about the brand. I really do always get asked questions from expat and Korean friends who’ve seen/heard me raving about the brand, asking me who COSRX are, where their products can be bought, what their best products are etc. Thus I felt it was the perfect focus for the beauty column I write for a Korean online and printed journal, because I really wanted to share some more information about a company I have come to love and trust.
A video post! Today’s video is a mini tutorial with Moonshot Jellypots, and how to use them to achieve a very simple 5 minute eye look. This look is one of the quickest looks I do when I’m in a rush in the mornings, but it’s still so pretty.
Myeongdong…or paradise as it’s known to K-Beauty shoppers. If you want to buy cosmetics in Korea, this is where you need to head to. I don’t know how true it is, but I hear there’s around 1000 cosmetics shops in the area. Bearing that in mind, it’s easy to see how this could be overwhelming, particularly to visitors who don’t have long to get a handle on it! So voila, a shopping guide to tell you subway info, eating suggestions, and a simple shopping route to get the most out of your visit. (My photos are not fabulous…grey sky plus a distinctly average camera/iPhone do not produce picture perfect snaps- my apologies).
Another introductory kinda post…my PM routine. It’s more substantial than my morning routine and I really use it as time to wind down and relax. It’s also where I try and pack in more moisture/ use treatments.
I’ve marked products I will most likely repurchase with a heart.
Those marked with an asterisk were given to me free of charge by companies, but are only in the post because I like them and incorporate them in my night time routine, all opinions are my own. See my disclaimer or email me for any queries on this.
Straight to it…
This may not be the most exciting post, but it’s definitely something I want to share to introduce you to my skin and the kind of routine I have/my products. The weather here in Seoul has changed again and I’m not craving the heavy moisture I was just a few weeks ago during the dry wintery period. It amazes me how quick the weather changes here compared to home. But you guys aren’t reading this to hear about the weather ha…
Ok! I made it this far with getting a domain name, a host, setting up, coding, and all the other words that make no sense to me. Onto what I came here to do- beauty.
So I thought it would be a good idea just to give you some background about me, my skin, this blog, and basically introduce SkinfullofSeoul.
As you can see in my About Me section, I came to Seoul from near Newcastle, England, in October 2014 to teach English. I quickly fell in love with the city and have ended up staying here much longer than I ever intended or imagined. A large part of my love for Seoul, although I’m slightly ashamed to admit it (I promise I adore the culture and many other aspects too!), is the shopping. More specifically, cosmetics shopping. I am sure any reader who has visited Seoul will agree with me that it truly is heavenly!