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Obsessed with Asian/Korean stuff - taking your skincare to level 5!

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FrustratedFrugal Tue 25-Aug-15 20:15:52

Are you curious about Asian/Korean beauty products?
Please join us and share your experiences and questions!

Check out past threads for product and vendor recommendations.

Remember, orders of £15 or less are VAT free!

FrustratedFrugal Tue 25-Aug-15 20:21:23

Brittany your vacation sounds lovely. Great to hear that your skin is in such a great condition. Let us know what you have ordered, the sleeping pack sounds lush!

<off to start my routine>

lucysmam Tue 25-Aug-15 20:23:20

Thank you for the shiny new thread Frugal thanks

mowglik Tue 25-Aug-15 20:27:03

Thanks cant believe we are on the 5th thread already! Thats a lot of AB chat grin

I use and love the tosowoong enzyme wash too, I'm just waiting to finish another cleanser before I move onto this full time, looking forward to that, esp as my skin will be drier as we move into autumn so will see how the powder wash fares with that

I just received a spf50 PA ++++ UV sunscreen powder in time for my holiday, which I wasn't expecting! Im taking my ultrasun anti-pigmentation sunscreen to be on the safe side as we'll be outdoors all day but this powder will get a good trial too. Might solve my non reapplication of sunscreen issues

That lip stain sounds really good, I have ordered one to try. I dont think Ill ever get through my lipstick stash (or even one lipstick) so Im not going to worry about adding to it. This counts as a totally different product anyway grin

MissesandMuddles Tue 25-Aug-15 20:39:24

Marking my place smile

The lip tint sounds fab for 99p! Do you have a link?

lucysmam Tue 25-Aug-15 20:45:22

It's this one. I didn't expect it to last for 99p but have been pleasantly surprised by it.

One thought though - maybe exfoliate lips gently before application! I'm not 100% sure but think peeling it off flaky lips might be sore.

i have whittled down the shopping list for DH ready for Saturday and I have on the list:
Etude House - wonderpore freshner
Innisfree - super volcanic clay mask and red wine sleeping mask
laneige - water sleeping mask
skinfood - black sugar wash off mask, pineapple peeling mask, gold caviar cream
banila - clean it zero
honey bomb
milky piggy bubble clay mask
cos rx whitehead power liquid
holkia holika 3 second starter hylaronic
missha - creamy green tea latte cleanser
and all the facemasks he can fit in to his suitcase!

I handed over the list and he just shook his head and laughed smile

lucysmam Tue 25-Aug-15 21:08:48

Add Innisfree no sebum powder to your list grin

maybe i will sneak the list away from him and add a few more bits on when he isn't looking lol.

DH is staying at the hotel attached to the AK Plaza mall I think he regrets telling me as I have been researching the shops there!

lucysmam Tue 25-Aug-15 21:16:39

Ha, poor man. Make sure he packs light for his trip so he has space for goodies on the way back.

trying29 Tue 25-Aug-15 21:17:04

Longtime lurker here.. Have been trying out a few ab things and recently ordered from roserose and iamlove from eBay. Previously I had only used f2plus1 and everything arrived within 10 days max but these orders seem to be taking much longer. Has anyone used them before and how long did your orders take to arrive? Thank you

lucysmam Tue 25-Aug-15 21:27:52

trying, it can take up to 6 weeks for overseas parcels unfortunately. I presume it depends on whether the seller chooses their countries (ys?) version of 1st class type post or 'just get it there' post iyswim.

I think the longest I've waited for rrs or Iamlove-shop is 3 weeks so give it a while longer smile

AngelaRipp0n Tue 25-Aug-15 21:46:46

Evening all, thanks for the new thread Frugal.

Muddling I'm very envious, I hope your DH is more reliable then mine, he travels all around the world and is asked to get some interesting fabric every time and has yet to bring any back.

Trying ive used both those EBay sellers with no problems sometimes parcels arrive super fast and other time it takes a few weeks. I got one this morning only six days after I ordered, which was amazing.

I'm still waiting for my lip tint, I think I ordered a different one, so will report back when it comes.

I've placed a few orders recently now I've dropped the Retin a I'm upping the anti on everything else, it's good to be flake free and I really do look much better now when I've got bb cream on. I may have ordered a cushion even though I've still got a full tube of Clarins stuff.

lucysmam Tue 25-Aug-15 22:10:26

I think you ordered one of the slightly more expensive ones iirc Angela?

It'll be interesting to see how the others fare.

jackiekatu Tue 25-Aug-15 23:01:45

Thanks for the new thread frugal Lucysmam I've ordered the liptint in peach let's see how it works

ScrambledSmegs Wed 26-Aug-15 00:09:25

Stress-induced insomnia here, so marking my place brew

trying29 Wed 26-Aug-15 09:26:32

Thanks guys. Will try and wait patiently .... Is that even possible??!

lucysmam Wed 26-Aug-15 09:27:53

another blog post about one of those skin reader things This one measures UV as well.

It's quite tempting to look into getting a cheap one just to see what it does grin

lucysmam Wed 26-Aug-15 09:36:18

Just had a quick look on ebay, you can pick these gadgets up for not much more than a fiver! I think I'll add one to the list for a play with.

CoconutAmericano Wed 26-Aug-15 10:26:20

I really want to biy the Dr Jart ceramidin liquid but it's €25. Has anyone ever taken the chance and ordered something a bit more pricely and not been stung for vat? F2 plus1 sell it. They're also Jolse aren't they? Maybe they'd put $7 on the box? grin

lucysmam Wed 26-Aug-15 10:44:41

I haven't dared order anything over the £15 Coconut - I haven't got the spare cash to risk it if customs do pull my parcel & it's marked wrongly.

I've added one of these skin analyser do-dah's to my ebay watch list. It's probably not the best one there is out there but for all of £3 and change I figure it's worth a play smile

m0gz Wed 26-Aug-15 13:53:45

My TK order and my lip tint have just arrived smile TK order is described as 'fancy goods' and the value on the box is $20. I think I paid about £17 for the goods plus postage.

I will be back soon with some pictures grin

m0gz Wed 26-Aug-15 14:23:56

Hopefully attached is the selection of samples from tk, the berrisom lip tint and the missha cushion.

I couldn't resist the special edition case blush and it only cost £6.30 with two refills included.

They also stock replacement missha cushions for anyone wanting to do a diy cushion long term (these were about 82p for 2 if my currency convertor is correct!)

AngelaRipp0n Wed 26-Aug-15 15:18:05

My lip tint has arrived and its a shade that really isn't my thing, which I guess is the joy of ordering online. I'm going to try it tonight for wear testing.

lucysmam Wed 26-Aug-15 15:23:52

What shade did you go for Angela? I'm interested to see the differences between the cheap ones and the berrisom and also now more tempted than before to go cushion shopping.

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