Tester Korea Haul

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I’ve read a lot of good reviews regarding testerkorea, so I decided to try it myself. The good thing about the shop is you can order samples in a very fair price and the prices of the products here are somewhat lower from other korean skincare/makeup online shop. The only downside of this shop that I can think of is the shipping because it’s kinda expensive, the cheapest costs 13 dollars, but it’s a good deal especially when you’re buying a lot of items.

I selected the 13 dollar shipping without a tracking number. I read from a forum that their order was shipped a week after they paid for it and the order arrived 2 weeks after it got shipped, so basically, the estimated waiting time is 3 weeks, testerkorea usually ships your item a week after you order it, my order got shipped exactly seven days after I placed it so I expected it to arrive after 14 days after then my order arrived on the 9th day, Yay for me! maybe it varies on where you are located.

So this is what I bought from them:

  • Etude Moistful Collagen Emulsion (Sample Size)
  • Innisfree apple Juicy Cleansing Kit (3 Items – Sample Size)
  • Skin Food Black Sugar Mask (10 piece pack – Sample Size)
  • Laneige New basic trial kit (Sample size)
  • Innisfree green tea balancing skin toner (Full Size)
  • Innisfree green tea fresh cream (Full Size)
  • Innisfree no sebum mineral powder (Full Size)
  • Ciracle COSRX Acne Pimple Master (24 Patches)
  • Etude House I need you mask Honey
  • Tony Moly Im real mask sheet Aloe

I also got free samples:

  • Missha
  • Too Cool For School
  • Skin Food
  • Enprani

I’ve been wanting to try the korean skin care skin care routine so I bought sample sizes of the items Im in doubt of, with a few full size items that I got  convinced with the reviews I’ve read, if you notice all of my full size items are from innisfree, I trust innisfree so much because I’ve always been a fan of their products ever since the first time I tried them.

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Tony Moly Cute Products Review

 

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I purchased these on eBay last October 2 and it arrived here at my house October 5 via USPS.

  • Tony Moly Egg Pore Steaming Balm
  • Tony Moly Egg Pore Tightening Cooling Pack
  • Tony Moly Panda’s Dream White Cream
  • Tony Moly Panda’s Dream Cool Eye Stick
  • Tony Moly Pocket Bunny Sleek Mist

I also received samples

  • Enprani Fondant Cheese Foundation
  • Enprani Tone up Cheese Cream

Tony Moly Egg Pore Steaming Balm

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The Egg Pore Blackhead Steam Balm acts as a steamer to open up your pores. The self-heating balm transforms into a gel-like texture to help remove dirt and oil, leaving skin soft and hydrated. Infused with charcoal powder and sea salt to aid with blackhead concerns, the infusion of vitamin E, egg shell powder, and egg yolk extract hydrate the skin.

My nose is kind of oily, with whiteheads and blackheads with few visible large pores that’s why I really wanted it to purchase this one together with the tightening balm to see if it can help me. It’s warm at first contact on skin, it’s smells good and not chemical-ish, you don’t need much of the product so it will last long, I cannot say that it made a huge difference on my nose, maybe it took away few blackheads that’s already on the surface, but it doesn’t help with the deep ones. This product helps in opening up the pores for pricking or putting on a nose pack due to the steam effect it gives however there are other ways you can do to open those pores up without even purchasing this product.

Tony Moly Egg Pore Tightening Cooling Pack

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A wash-off mask from TONYMOLY to manage excess oil and minimize the look of pores. Get brighter, cleaner, smoother skin with this formula, created with camellia flower extract, bentonite and kaolin clay components to soothe, smooth and absorb oil.

It did not manage my excess oil or minimize the look of my pores but I felt a little tightening after rinsing the product off. I used this product after removing blackheads and whiteheads on my nose, I believe this is something you use to calm the skin and close up those pores after steaming and pricking. Still there are a lot of other ways to constrict the pores but I guess some of the ingredients of this products helps in soothing and calming the skin.

Tony Moly Panda’s Dream White Cream

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The Panda’s Dream White Hand Cream is a thick yet lightweight hand cream that is designed to lock in moisture and brighten the hands.

I  like this product. I’m not really a fan of hand creams because of the greasy and sticky feeling it gives but I’m a huge panda fan and I really love the packaging. I thought it would be small but it’s actually a little big for my purse. I find it greasy at first but the greasiness only lasts a few seconds. Smells like sampaguita. It claims to brighten and even out skin tone but I haven’t noticed that effect yet.

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Tony Moly Panda’s Dream Cool Eye Stick

A portable eye serum in a stick that moisturizes and cools the delicate skin around the eyes as it smoothes the appearance of fine lines.

Of course, I really like the packaging but I don’t like the product it self. I feel the cooling effect it claims after applying but the cooling doesn’t last for even a minute.

Tony Moly Pocket Bunny Sleek Mist

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Helps reduce and absorb excess facial oils. Formulated with a fusion of fruit extracts, this mist face mist not only and controls oil without drying, but it also sets makeup and improves the overall feel and look of skin. Perfect for oily or troubled skin, it imparts a fresh, fruity, and alluring fragrance.

I don’t appreciate this product that much. I thought this is something I can take out from my purse whenever I am oily, but it creates a powdery layer on top of my oily skin which is very uncomfortable, I guess this was also the reason I broke out. I know I can try to blot first and then spray but I dont want to add that extra step and weight for my purse.

I also tried using this to set my makeup up, yes, it helps to mattify the skin but there are a lot of better setting sprays out there that can keep you oily and helps your makeup to last long.

Your new gal

So I decided to create a new blog today, I used to have a blog in tumblr but I abandoned it a long time ago when I got busy with college, but now, after graduating from nursing school, I kind of want to write again. I don’t know yet what kind of blog this is going to be, I am very random, this moment I may be into beauty but maybe next week I may not, I try to be bubbly and positive at all times, and act like as if I have a direction but truth is I’m lost just like everyone else.

 A little something about me, my name is Stella. I live in Essex County in New Jersey. I grew up in the Philippines and moved here in a America as soon as I finished college. Basically a nobody.