Beauteque Winnings Unboxing!

Since I had won one of the 3 spots in the Beauteque Blogger Curate a Collection contest, one of my prize winnings was to pick out some products from the Beauteque shop.  I spent some time deciding what I wanted to try, as I really did want to get a nice selection of items that I haven’t tried before, but were interesting to me.   I selected several masks ~ sheet, wash off and peel off varieties, a cleanser and a body lotion.  I have to say, I do have a fruit basket theme going on here with a few outliers thrown in.  These items are not part of the bag I will be curating for Beauteque, but I have to say, they are really impressive!



Holika Holika Vitamin + Pineapple Mask   This is a vitalizing mask which will  deliver intensive care for your skin’s texture.   The Vitamin C and enzymes in the Pineapple, Kiwi, Grapefruit and Lemon extracts will make your skin smooth and brighten your skin tone.  It helps remove blemishes and dirt in the skin as well, so your skin will look more toned and not dull.  Value $1.99

Ingredients: Water, Glycerin, Butylene glycol, alcohol, PEG/PPG-17/6 Copolymer, Citrus Paradisi (Grapefruit) Fruit Extract, PEG-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Ammonium Acryloyldimethyltaurate/VP Copolymer, carbomer, Ethylhexylglycerin, potassium hydroxide, tocopheryl acetate, Citrus Medica Limonum (Lemon) Fruit Extract,Actinidia Chinensis (Kiwi) Fruit Extract, Ananas Sativus (Pineapple) Fruit Extract, Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate, disodium EDTA, phenoxyethanol, fragrance analysis

SNP Charcoal Mineral Black Ampoule Mask    I was really interested in trying out a charcoal black mask ~ I rarely get them in my purchases, but I do like the ones I have gotten.  Charcoal is really good for oily skin, as it attaches itself to the dirt and oil on your skin, so it remove it, and it contains very high levels of minerals as well.  This mask contains 1,000 mg of mineral water and  6.25 mg of charcoal powder, which will supply both moisture to the skin and also purifying the skin and also tighten pores.   Value $2.50

Ingredients: water, glycerin, mineral water (1000mg), alcohol, betaine, camellia sinensis leaf extract, castanea crenata (chestnut) shell extract, hamamelis virginiana (witch hazel) extract, caulerpa lentillifera extract, fomes officinalis (mushroom) extract, sodium hyaluronate, charcoal powder (6.25 mg),  polysorbate 80, carbomer, hydroxyethylcellulose, phenoxyethanol, triethanolamine, disodium EDTA, fragrance analysis

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SNP Birds Nest Aqua Ampoule Mask  This is my second SNP mask and I went with the Bird’s Nest.  Korea has very tight regulations and laws around collecting swiflet nests, to ensure that no birds are harmed.  Swiftlets use their saliva to glue their nests together with this saliva instead of using twigs/branches, and this saliva is very high in proteins and vitamins and increases moisture content to your skin and increases collagen production.  It is a soothing mask and it is free from paraben, mineral oil, artificial color and synthetic silicone.     Value $2.50

Ingredients: water, glycerin, swiftlet nest extract (1000mg) , alcohol, hydroxyethylcellulose, polysorbate 80, betaine, centella asiatica extract, hamamelis virginiana (witch hazel) extract, camellia sinensis leaf extract, anthemis nobilis flower extract,  ceramide 3, sodium hyaluronate, carbomer, triethanolamine, disodium EDTA, phenoxyethanol, fragrance analysis

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Hanaka Macaron Facial Mask – Volcanic Acid (Rotorua Volcanic Mud)   I have no IDEA what Volcanic Acid is, but I thought that this macaron was so cute.  This is a wash off facial mask and the product is contained in a little purple hard plastic tub, in the shape of a Macaron 🙂   These can be purchased in sets that are really cute, and it is also sold in full size containers.  This macaron is for a one time use.   After some investigating, I discovered that this is a volcanic mud mask ~ volcanic mud from Rotorua, New Zealand, which is known for its geothermal activity, with bubbling mud ponds and hot springs.    The volanic mud mask is part of Hanaka’s whitening line, which has red wine, arbutin, vitamin C, hyaluronic acid and the Rotorua volcanic mud.  The other macarons are from the moisture line, which include tea tree, collagen, vitamin E, Q10 and Canadian glacier mud.   Roturua volcanic mud mask will control oil, exfoliate and micro polish, as it has micro beads in is mud textured mask.   Unclogs pores and removes dead skin cells, which will brighten your skin tone as well.   The ingredients were a bitch and three quarters to transcribe, because even though they were printed in English, the two dates (manufacturer and expired) and a stock number were printed right smack dab over it.  Please love me and comment that you appreciate my efforts!! haha   Value  $3.90

Ingredients: aqua/water, Mud Volcano Mineral, glycerin, Camu-Camu extract, Thermal Mud Heilmoor, Clay Mineral, hyaluronic acid, Wheat amino acids, Trehalose, Niacinamide, Pantothenic Acid, Ethyl Ascorbic Acid,  Lactobacillus/Eriodictyon Calfiornicum Ferment Extract , gulf stream sea water, Lepidium Sativum Sprout Extract, lecithin, soy isoflavones, polysorbate 80, fragrance analysis


Volcanic Mud, Camu-Camu from Peru, Lepidium Sativum Sprout, Lactobacillus/Eriodictyon Calfiornicum (Bear’s Weed) Ferment,  Vitamin B3




The next set is from the Nature Republic Hawaiian Fresh line.   I am feeling kinda tropical here with my picks for this haul.  All three of these mask packs contain Hibiscus Flower extract, which firms, cools and tones the skin, and is very high in Vitamin C, which helps with brightening and even-out skin tone, as well as being an astringent to help tighten pores.  They also all contain deep sea water, which is packed with minerals for deep hydration and will help clean out pores.   These are one use 8mL  packs and these do come in large 120 mL tubes as well.  I love the designs on these packages, very colorful and exotic. 

Nature Republic Hawaiian Fresh Mango Pack Wash Off   This is a moisture wash off pack and it has capsules that burst when you massage this into your face which provide moisture to your skin.  Apply to your skin, leave on for 10-15 minutes and rinse off with lukewarm water.  8 mL Value $4.50

Ingredients:  water, cyclopentasiloxane, propanediol, alcohol, glycerin, dimethicone, dimethiconol, betaine, ammonium acryloyldimethyltaurate/VP copolymer, ulmus davidiana root extract,  amaranthus caudatus seed extract, centella asiatica extract, ficus carica (fig) fruit extract,  morinda citrifolia (Noni) extract, mangifera indica (mango) fruit extract, portulaca oleracea extract, pueraria thunbergiana root extract, glycyrrhiza glabra (licorice) root extract, paeonia lactiflora root extract, cnidium officinale root extract, hibiscus rosa-sinensis flower/leaf extract,  PEG-40 hydrogenated castor oil, soluble collagen, aloe barbadensis leaf juice, hydrogenated lecithin, sodium hyaluronate, 1,2-hexanediol, sodium polyacrylate, sea water, butylene glycol, ethylhexylglycerin, glacier water, disodium EDTA, lecithin, xanthan gum, ceramide 3,  fragrance, phenoxyethanol, yellow 5, yellow 6 (CI 15985) analysis

Nature Republic Hawaiian Pineapple Pack Wash Off   This is another wash off mask, that is the whitening (brightening) type and it will brighten and also smooth with the pineapple extract.  Pineapple extract contains enzymes which help exfoliate dead and damaged skin cells, making way for smoother, brighter and clearer skin, reducing fine lines and wrinkles.   It also improves skin hydration and is very cooling on the skin.  You leave on for 10 to 15 minutes and then rinse off with lukewarm water.   8 mL Value $4.50

Ingredients:  water, cyclopentasiloxane, propanediol, alcohol, glycerin, dimethicone, dimethiconol, betaine, ammonium acryloyldimethyltaurate/VP copolymer,ulmus davidiana root extract, amaranthus caudatus seed extract, centella asiatica extract, ficus carica (fig) fruit extract, morinda citrifolia (Noni) extract,  portulaca oleracea extract, pueraria thunbergiana root extract, glycyrrhiza glabra (licorice) root extract, paeonia lactiflora root extract, cnidium officinale root extract, hibiscus rosa-sinensis flower/leaf extract, fragaria chinensis (strawberry) fruit extract, pyrus malus (apple) fruit extract, actinidia chinensis (kiwi) fruit extract), vitis vinifera (grape) fruit extract, prunus persica (peach) fruit extract), prunus avium(sweet cherry) fruit extract, ananas satmus (pineapple) fruit extract, PEG-40 hydrogenated castor oil, soluble collagen, aloe barbadensis leaf juice, hydrogenated lecithin, sodium hyaluronate, 1,2-hexanediol, sodium polyacrylate, sea water, butylene glycol, ethylhexylglycerin, glacier water, disodium EDTA, luffa cylindrica fruit, chromium oxide greens, lecithin, xanthan gum, caramel, ceramide 3, proplene glycol, acacia senegal gum, fragrance, phenoxyethanol, yellow 5 analysis

Nature Republic Hawaiian Seaweed Pack Peel Off   This peel off skin purification pack contains marine collagen-enriched seaweed and micro fine grains to scrub and remove dirt and dead skin cells.  This is a mild peel off mask and it provides hydration while removing dirt and dead skin cells from your skin, brightening your skin tone.   Leave on for 15 to 20 minutes and then peel off.   I would say that this mask is for oily skin or oily to normal combo skin.  I am not sure it should be used if you have dry skin.  I used this already and I can say that the scent has a strong alcohol smell to it, which isn’t surprising, since alcohol is the 3rd ingredient.    It is a translucent olive color with little bits of exfolitating grains and is quite sticky to get on, which is normal for peel off masks.   After 20 minutes, I removed the mask, which now had dried down but it wasn’t uncomfortable ~ sometimes peel off masks can tighten on the skin so much that it is painful.  My skin is very smooth, not dried out ~ in fact when I removed the patch on my hand, I noticed how hydrated it was compared to the rest of my hand ~ and my skin looks brighter.    Despite the initial alcohol scent, which disappeared quickly, I really like this peel off mask and might need to purchase the full size one.    8 mL Value $4.50

Ingredientswater, polyvinyl alcohol, alcohol, butylene glycol, glycerin, PEG-32, camellia sinensis (green tea) leaf powder, xanthan gum, ulmus davidiana root extract, amaranthus caudatus seed extract, centella asiatica extract, ficus carica (fig) fruit extract, algae extract, morinda citrifolia (Noni) extract, portulaca oleracea extract, Pueraria Thunbergiana Root Extract, Paeonia Lactiflora Root Extract, cnidium Officinale Root Extract, hibiscus rosa-sinensis flower/leaf extract, PEG-40 hydrogenated castor oil, soluble collagen, aloe barbadensis leaf juice, hydrogenated lecithin, sodium hyaluronate, chlorella vulgaris powder, sea water, dipotassium glycyrrhizate,allantoin, ethylhexylglycerin, glacier water, betaine, tocopheryl acetate, lecithin, ceramide 3, fragrance, phenoxyethanol, blue 1 analysis


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Innisfree Apple Juicy Multi Cleanser  I had purchased an Apple Juicy mini set from testerkorea a little while back, and I really enjoyed the mini oil cleanser I had in that sampler.  This is not the same as the oil cleanser, but it is a multi-purpose cleasner ~ it removes both makeup and cleanses your face.   I do know that Innisfree has both a separate oil cleanser and a lip/eye remover, so this is the marriage between the two products.  The Apply Juicy line smells just like Green Apple Jolly Ranchers!  This cleanser has a pump and the cleanser is a thick opaque oil and is easy to massage into the skin.  I have used this and it removes makeup nicely along with leaving my face feeling clean and refreshed.  The organic acids and vitamins found in the apple extracts(100mg) help exfoliate and cleanse thoroughly, opening up pores to remove debris and all that wonderful gunk that our pores collect during the day.  Full Size 150 mL  Value $17.00

Description: This unique 2-in-1 facial cleanser and makeup remover has a refreshing, vitamin-packed formula that deeply cleanses skin and opens clogged pores. With organic acids and nutrients from apple extracts, it gently exfoliates the skin and removes all traces of cosmetics to reveal a healthy, natural glow. The mild formula soaks deeply into skin with a light, refreshing apple scent and is free of mineral oil, artificial colors, animal ingredients, and ethanol.

Ingredients: water, glycerin, lauryl glucoside, dipropylene glycol, PEG-7 glyceryl cocoate, pyrus malus (apple) fruit extract (100mg), butylene glycol, caprylyl glycol, 1,2-hexanediol, PEG-120 methyl glucose dioleate, PEG-40 hydrogenated castor oil, xanthan gum, disodium EDTA, phenoxyethanol, fragrance analysis


The Face Shop Green Grape Hand & Body Shiffon  I was torn between the Gold Kiwi and the Green Grape and my love for all things green won out.  This is a silky smooth hand and body lotion, it isn’t heavy, but it does moisturize.  It smells just like Grape Sweet Tarts!  I really love the feel of this lotion as well as the smell.   This is a non-sticky lotion, that keeps skin soft and contains Jojoba oil, grape fruit extract (1000mg) and yogurt.   This comes in a cute tub with a really nice design on the top of the lid.  There are no strawberries or kiwi extracts in this version ~ I think they just show those fruits as the other scents are Gold Kiwi and Strawberry.   Full Size 100 mL Value $10.00

Description: Treat your nose with the succulent smells of grape. Nourish your skin with The Face Shop Green Grape Hand & Body Shiffon. This cushiony, chiffon-like ultra moisturizing hand and body cream with Green Grape Extract goes on smooth and helps restore firmness.


Ingredients: water, ethylhexyl palmitate, cetearyl alcohol, dipropylene glycol, glycerin, cyclomethicone,  simmondsia chinensis (jojoba) seed oil, PEG-100 stearate, glyceryl stearate, vitis vinifera (grape) fruit extract (1000mg), glycosyl trehalose, hydrogenated starch hydrolysate, xanthan gum, carbomer, ceteareth-20, hydrogenated polydecene, sorbitan sesquioleate, tocopheryl acetate, yogurt powder, sodium hyaluronate, dimethicone, fragrance, hexyl cinnamal, limonene, linalool, disodium EDTA, methylparaben, phenoxyethanol, potassium hydroxide, yellow 5 (CI 19640), blue 1(CI 42090) analysis


All in all, I am very happy with the items that Beauteque let me choose.  I plan to use the pineapple mask tomorrow and I am already using the hand/body lotion and facial cleanser.   I think that the Nature Republic Hawaiian Fresh series is really cool and I hope that Beauteque starts carrying more of this product line, including the full sized tubes!   There are a couple of coffee products in that line, such as a scrub and body wash, and I really would love to try those!  I want to thank Beauteque for their generosity with this prize package, it was unexpected as when I entered the contest, it was just to curate a bag, not to get any freebies like this 🙂

What do you think of the items I picked out?   Have you tried any of them before or are you now interested in trying them?  Please let me know in the comments below!  I always say this, but I truly appreciate the comments and love reading them!


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5 thoughts on “Beauteque Winnings Unboxing!

  1. I’m impressed with your selection! I think the wash off masks are very cute. I think we both had the same sort of idea for items because I ended up selecting a few of the same ones. I honestly can’t wait to see what you curate for your bag. I know you’ll put together a nice selection.

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    1. thank you! Have you posted your blog post with you selections yet? I am really interested in what you picked out 🙂 And I cannot wait to see your bag too – this is fun!


  2. Great selections! Congrats on winning a slot to curate a bag, can’t wait to see what your selections will be. I have The Face Shop creme in Gold Kiwi and love it. I want to try the green grape at some point. I love the masks you picked out as well, I’m addicted to masks and always looking to try new ones so I like seeing what others have used.Good luck with your curated bag, I’m sure it will sell out quickly once it’s available.

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