18, 04, 2012

Bring Some Seoul To Your Face

I found this small Korean shop near my work and I’m so happy I discovered this place since I usually have to order Korean products off ebay and we all know that sometimes having to wait for your shipment to come can be quite painful. It seemed the prices were just the same or actually even less than what you would find online.

This is Etude House Bee Happy! Lip balm in the ladybug tin which smells of peach without the taste. I’ve tried this out for a few weeks now and it works extremely well.

Next is the Etude House Sweet Eye Cupcake in #1 Banana & Chocolate. A lot of Etude House’s packaging is kiddy which they are known for but don’t be fooled for the quality is very much there. That’s what I love about products from Asia; you can buy great quality for an inexpensive price.

These are the swatches:

The only product that isn’t from Etude House is the Innisfree Eco Safety No Sebum Sunblock SPF 35 PA+++. Since the sun is out again I thought I would grab some sun protection that won’t make my already oily skin even oilier than it is. I’ve never heard of this brand ever but once I got home and researched a bit it had good reviews so I can’t wait to try this product out. I also snatched some Etude House Oil Control Paper blotting sheets. I usually like to use the toilet seat paper covers you find in the public washrooms. It sounds weird but really it is a good trick to get excess shine off your face!

If you really can’t find any of these or just Asian beauty products in general locally (I’m sure you can though, just check out any Asian store/supermarket) there are many sites out there that sell tons, one being one of my favourite sellers on ebay (rubyruby). She is especially well known for her wide range in BB creams which we all noticed have really boomed in North America this year.  So if you are curious to try something new defiantly explore Korean cosmetics.

5 responses to “Bring Some Seoul To Your Face”

  1. I love Innisfree products! Although I’ve never tried that sunblock before, what do you think about it so far?

    • I just used it today and I already decided I need to stock up on this product because usually by noon my face is oily but with this I was still shine free. I did have to blot once but only once oppose to my usual 4-6 times a day. I very much recommend this sunblock!

  2. fancieland says:

    I’m loving those pigments!

  3. Barbie says:

    Great finds, where exactly is this place?

    • It’s very close to the Shopper’s at Yonge and Finch. In fact if you walk down that entire block there’s a few more Korean beauty shops. I still need to explore them but the window displays are very intriguing 😀

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