K-Beauty Hauls ~ YesStyle, Amazon, eBay, Memebox, Jolse

I purchased a lot of K-Beauty items over the last several weeks and I did take photos, but they just kept getting pushed aside for other blog posts.  So, I decided to post my haul photos and a quickie description, maybe a swatch or two!

YesStyle Haul

This was a fun haul, as I love these Hanaka Wash Off Macarons.  As far as I can tell, YesStyle is the only online site that carries these in the sets ~ please let me know if you have found them elsewhere in the comments.   I also purchased an Innisfree Brightening Scrub Pack, as I haven’t seen that product on the market.  I got all of these on sale at YesStyle but it looks like that sale is over now.

Not a HUGE haul, but a fun one for me!

Innisfree Lemongrass Brightening Scrub Pack   This is a brightening and exfoliating scrub that contains lemongrass, lavender, peppermint and chamomile extracts.  Full Size 120ml  I paid $11.28 at the time.

Ingredients: Water, Cellulose , Glycerin, Butylene glycol , ethanol, trehalose , Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender)Flower/Leaf/Stem Extract, Origanum Majorana (mint) Leaf Extract, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Cymbopogon Citratus (lemongrass) Extract, tocopheryl acetate, lactose, Hydroxypropyl Methylcellulose, triethanolamine, carbomer, PEG-60 hydrogenated castor oil, disodium EDTA, chlorphenesin, methylparaben, fragrance, yellow iron oxide, yellow 5 (CI 19140)  cosDNA.com analysis

Hanaka Macaron Facial Mask Set (Moisturizing)  I paid $15.69 at the time.  This kit contains the following masks

  • Hyaluronic Acid 8g x 2 pcs
  • Collagen 8g x 2 pcs
  • Q10 8g x 2 pcs
  • Tea Tree 8g x 2 pcs
  • Canadian Glacial Mud 8g x 2 pcs

Hanaka Macaron Facial Mask Set (Brightening)  I paid $17.93.  This kit contains the following masks

  • Red Wine 8g x 2 pcs
  • Arbutin 8g x 2 pcs
  • Vitamin C 8g x 2 pcs
  • Hyaluronic Acid Liquid 8g x 2 pcs
  • Volcanic Mud 8g x 2 pcs

Ingredients ~ Hanaka thoughtfully provided the ingredient list in English on the back of the boxes, but the print was a light light light beige on white, so that is why the photos are so dark ~ I had to darken them so you could read the list.

Aren’t these cute?  I love ’em


Amazon & eBay Haul 

I had been wanting to try IOPE, whose parent company is Amore Pacific,  for a while now, but the price tag on this essence was always cost prohibitive.  However, I found it on amazon and it was slightly less expensive there than other places, which had this in the $60.00 price range

IOPE Bio Essence Intensive Conditioning I paid $54.00 with free shipping.  This has some nice fermented ingredients in here, so I am pretty happy. Full Size 168 mL

Ingredients: faex (fermented yeast), nicotinamide (vitamin B3), glycerol, bifida ferment extract, sodium hyaluronate, beta-glucan, glycereth-26, phenoxyethanol, hydroxycellulose, adenosine, propylene glycol, aqua  cosDNA.com analysis


I received a sample foil of su:m 37 Bubble De-Mask in my June’s MaskGenie pouch  and I really liked it a lot and wanted to get more of them, to test out the long term brightening effects.   However, it can be expensive ~ but I found that I could get foils much cheaper than a full sized product on eBay and get more product too!  I don’t mind the foils, as one of them is good for one use on my face and they will be handy when I travel. 

Su:m37˚ White Award Bubble-De Mask   30 foils (4.5 mL x 30 =  135 mL)  I paid $19.50 which included shipping.  The full size product is 100 mL and retails anywhere between $45.00 and $58.00, so I saved a lot of money on this one!  Memebox just started carrying this product and they do have it at $45.00, which is the lowest price I have seen so far. 

Description:  3-in-1 effects: Brightening, Deep pore cleansing, Skin smoothing. This wash-off type mask releases oxygen bubbles into the skin to draw out the wastes and pollutants located within the deep pores, thereby detoxifying and brightening up your skin.

How To Use: After washing face, pump and release an appropriate amount and spread evenly to the thickness of 2mm over the face except for skin around eyes. Leave on for 10 to 15 minutes and rinse thoroughly with warm water.

Ingredients: Water, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, Glycerin, TEA-COCOYL GLUTAMATE, Ethyl Perfluorobutyl Ether, Methyl Perfluoroisobutyl Ether, Polyhydroxystearic acid, Isononyl Isononanoate, Ethylhexyl Isononanoate, Sodium Cocamidopropyl PG-Dimonium Chloride Phosphate, Acrylates Copolymer, Disodium cocoamphodiacetate, Stearamidopropyl Dimethylamine, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Cocamide DEA, Sodium Hyaluronate, 1,2-Hexanediol, Betaine, Algin, Cetyl Alcohol, PEG-7 Glyceryl Cocoate, Portulaca Oleracea Extract, Allantoin, Octyldodecanol, Cardiospermum Halicacabum Flower/Leaf/Vine Extract, Echium Plantagineum Seed Oil, Helianthus annuus (sunflower), Citrus aurantium bergamia, Lavandula Angustifolia Oil, Citrus aurantifolia, Matricaria Flower Oil, Pelargonium Graveolens Flower Oil, Disodium EDTA, Acetylphytosphingosine, Euterpe Oleracea (acai) Fruit Extract, Lactobacillus ferment  cosDNA.com analysis

image from http://www.ebay.com/itm/SU-M37-White-Award-Bubble-De-Mask-100ml-Peels-Pore-Care-Brightening-SUM37-Gift-/351139526761


Memebox Haul

 I got this a few weeks ago!  Just getting around posting it now! haha

Masks, of course

Mediheal W.H.P. White Hydrating Charcoal Mineral Mask Value $2.00

Description: Mediheal’s WHP White Hydrating Charcoal Mineral Mask contains strong whitening properties that gives the skin a much fairer complexion. With its special blend of Niacinamide, Adenosine and Charcoal Powder, this mineral mask functions as an intensive skin care product that delivers several results at once. It whitens, hydrates, nourishes and controls excessive sebum to help the skin develop and be at its best condition. This mask is dermatologically proven to be safe and suitable for sensitive skin as this is free from harsh radicals such as parabens, mineral oils and synthetic coloring.

Ingredients: water, butylene glycol, glycerin, niacinamide, PEG-60 hydrogenated castor oil, triethanolamine, carbomer,  euterpe oleracea fruit extract, methylparaben, hydroxyethylcellulose, disodium EDTA, allantoin, dipotassium glycyrrhizate,  fragrance, propylparaben, xylitylglucoside, arbutin, sodium hyaluronate, anhydroxylitol, phenoxyethanol, xylitol, charcoal powder, mineral water, ethylhexylglycerin  cosDNA.com analysis

Freeset Donkey Milk Skin Gel Mask Whitening  Value $2.00

Description: Donkey milk, the newest Korean beauty secret “it” item.  Containing an ample amount of Vitamins B3, B5, B6, C and E and bio-polymers to moisturize and create a complexion that glows.  Intensely hydrate your skin with this Donkey Milk Skin Gel Mask Whitening and leave your skin looking translucent, milky, and luminous.

Ingredients: Water, Glycerin, Dipropylene Glycol, Niacinamide, PEG-32, Panthenol, Donkey Milk, Salmon Egg Extract, Pyrus Pyrifolia (Pear) Fruit Extract, Sanguisorba Officinalis root Extract, Centella Asiatica Extract, Vaccinium Angustifolium (Blueberry) Fruit Extract, Phellinus Linteus Extract, Inonotus Obliquus (Mushroom) Extract, Acanthopanax Sessiliflorum Bark Extract, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Calcium Panthothenate, Sodium Ascornyl Phosphate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Pyridoxine Hcl, Maltodextrin, Silica, Sodium Octenylsuccinate, Carbomer, Allantoin, Betain, Arginine, PEG-60 hydrogenated Castor Oil, Fragrance, Methylparaben, Phenoxyethanol, Disodium EDTA  cosDNA.com analysis

Too Cool For School Morocco Ghassoul Creamy Mousse Pack  I had this before I received the Egg Mousse Pack and I have to say, I am loving these mask packs in a can!  This has a nice light texture but it is more dense than the Egg Mousse as it has little exfoliating bits in it ~ I assume that is the clay.  This has no strong scent and I live the no-mess of applying a clay pack on my face.  You do not need a lot of this product ~ a little dab on my hand covered my hand plus some.  This is such a cool concept!  Full Size 100 g Value $16.00

Description: Rough skin due to damaged skin cells? Enlarged pores? Fret not! Too Cool For School’s Morocco Ghassoul Mousse Pack has got rich mineral ingredients that will gently remove dead skin cells and help your skin renew faster. This mousse pack does not contain harsh beads or scrubs to exfoliate, in fact, it only comes it mousse foam form which ensures mild exfoliation. It contains 10% of Moroccan Ghassoul Clay approved by EcoCert, a premium natural ingredient rich in vitamins and minerals to supply abundant nutrition to facilitate the development of healthier skin cells.

How To Use: On dry skin, apply a suitable amount of the mousse pack and massage gently all over the face for 2 minutes. Leave the clay pack on for 10-15 minutes, then rinse off with lukewarm water.

Ingredients: Water, Kaolin, Moroccan Lava Clay, Bentonite, Glycerin, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Stearic Acid, Alcohol, Moringa Pterygosperma Seed Extract, Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Extract, Enantia Chlorantha Bark Extract, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Extract, Melissa Officinalis Leaf Extract, Malva Sylvestris (Mallow) Extract, Achillea Millefolium Extract, Alchemilla Vulgaris Extract, Primula Veris Extract, Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Leaf Extract, Veronica Officinalis Extract, Triethanolamine, Glyceryl Stearate SE, Cetyl Ethylhexanoate, Magnesium Aluminum Silicate, Polyacrylamide, C13-14 Isoparaffin, Allantoin, Laureth-7, Butylene Glycol, Maltodextrin, Oleanolic Acid, Cetearyl Alcohol, Caffeine, Xanthan Gum, Disodium EDTA, Phenoxyethanol, Methylparaben, Fragrance(Parfum) cosDNA.com analysis

This was a separate order, as I really wanted to try the new XO Memebox liquid glosses and currently Memebox is selling these at 50% off ~ normally they are $16.00.  They have a variety of shades and I picked 3 of them.

I’m Lip Liquid

Glamorously pigmented lips in just one touch – Memebox’s I’m Lip Liquid gives a highly pigmented color payoff which absolutely defines your lips vividly. This has a special formulation which allows the lip liquid to glide smoothly without leaving streaks and dry patches. It has water-wrapping technology which gives the color a beautiful gloss without leaving a sticky feeling. With Argan Oil, Manuka Honey Extract and Rosehip Oil as its key ingredients, this lip liquid keeps the lips soft and moist while also maintaining the lips’ natural, healthy color. Guaranteed to last long, I’m Lip Liquid sure deserves a space in your makeup bag!

image from memebox
  • RD602 Ursula a fabulous mauve shade to give your everyday makeup look a fresh new twist!   This is my favorite shade of the three.
  • VL601 Pocahontas   a vampy shade of berry to complete your splendid night makeup look.  Love this bright, yet muted berry!  2nd fav
  • RD600 Maleficent   the perfect shade of red for a more sophisticated and sexy makeup look.  Red is a really a tough color for me, but I do like this one ~ it is a fire-y red shade.

These lip glosses go on very glossy and even tint, long after the gloss has worn off!  They have a nice doe foot applicator and I love how glossy they are, but you have to be careful not to get it smeared on your teeth! haha

3CE Creamy Waterproof Eyeliner Vivid – Mojito   I really wanted to get a seafoam, mint green eyeliner and 3CE Mojito eyeliner was perfect!  This is a twist up eye liner and also has a sharper at the other end  that you can pull out and use when needed. Value $11.00

Description: This eyeliner gives you the exact pigmentation you desire for a more fun and dramatic eye makeup look that lasts the entire day. It has a very long lasting formulas and it is waterproof, smudgeproof and creaseproof! 3CE’s Creamy Waterproof Eyeliner also has a very creamy and moist formula which makes it easier to glide over the eye line. This eyeliner is hassle-free as it is retractable and includes a sharpening tool at the bottom.

Ingredients: Butyl Acetate, Ethyl Acetate, Isopropyl Alcohol, Adipic Acid/Neopentyl Glycol/Trimellitic Anhydride Copolymer, Nitrocellulose, Triphenyl Phosphate, Trimethyl Pentanyl Diisobutyrate, Stearalkonium Bentonite, Ethyl Tosylamide, Stearalkonium Hectorite, Tosylamide/Epoxy Resin, Sucrose Acetate Isobutyrate, Benzophenone-1, Alumina, Aluminum Calcium Sodium Silicate, Citric Acid, Silica, Tin Oxide, Dimethicone. May Contain: Ci 77891/Titanium Dioxide, Ci 77120/Barium Sulfate, Ci 19140/Yellow 5 Lake, Ci 15850/Red 6 Lake, Mica, Ci 77491, Ci 77499/Iron Oxides, Ci 77510/Ferric Ferrocyanide, Ci 15850/Red 7 Lake, Ci 77266/Black 2, Ci 15880/Red 34 Lake, Ci 77000/Aluminum Powder, Ci 42090/Blue 1 Lake, Ci 73360/Red 30

1  RD602 Ursula 

2  VL601 Pocahontas

3  RD600 Maleficent

4  3CE Eyeliner Mojito

Jolse Haul

This is the first time that I’ve purchased anything from Jolse before and I am pleased that my order from them only took about 2 weeks to get to me.   I didn’t order that much from them, but what I did order came just in time for muggy summer!

Innisfree Eco Ice Body Cooling Gel    This is supposed to lower your body temperature from 33° Celsius to 23.5° Celsius (for us Yanks, it is 91.4° F to 74.3° F , which is a drop of about  17° F)  This is pretty cool ~ it comes out in a bubbling foam that crackles (snap, crackle, pop!) when you massage it into your skin.  This does have rose oil in it,  so I have been doing patch tests with it.  Not sure yet if I will use it or give it to my sister. Note to self ~ before doing an impulse purchase, try and find the ingredients.  I mean, who knew that rose oil would be in this product?  I didn’t!   Full Size 150 mL Value $14.48

Sorry for the different lighting conditions ~ I had to work fast to get photos of Innisfree’s Ice Cooling Gel before it bubbled away on my skin, so I was moving my hand under the light.   But I wanted you to see how cool this looks

Description: Instant cooling and moist to tired skin.  Soothes hot body with cooling effect.  Not sticky. Quickly absorbed. Supplies moist to skin

Ingredients: Butane, propane, purified water, ethanol, Butylene Glycol, Ulmus Davidiana (elm) Root Extract,  Amaranthus Caudatus Seed Extract, Centella Asiatica extract, Ficus Carica (Fig) Fruit Extract, Magnolia Obovata Bark Extract, Laurus Nobilis Leaf (bay leaf) Extract, Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Extract, Citrus Unshiu Peel Extract, Orchid Extract, Camellia Sinensis (green tea) Leaf Extract, Camellia Japonica Leaf Extract, Opuntia Coccinellifera (prickly pear) Fruit Extract, Citrus Medica Limonum (Lemon) Fruit Oil, Ocimum Basilicum (Basil) Oil, Geranium Maculatum Oil, Eugenia Caryophyllus (Clove) Leaf Oil,  Rosa Damascena Flower Oil, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Oil, Hydrogenated Lecithin, glycerin, Cyclopentasiloxane, polysorbate 20, Hydroxyethylcellulose, 1,2-hexanediol , talc, Polymethyl Methacrylate, Ethylhexylglycerin , disodium EDTA , ceramide 3 , Menthyl PCA , Ethyl Menthane Carboxamide, phenoxyethanol  cosDNA.com analysis

the SAEM Fresh Bamboo (99%) Soothing Gel  My obsession with cooling & soothing gels continues … first it was my Holika Holika Aloe Vera, then Coconut Gel, Innisfree Cooling gel and Bamboo Gel!  I received a Cucumber one the other day too!  This also has 10 plant extracts in this Bamboo gel as well: Mango, Wintergreen, Avocado, Ylang-Ylang, Kakadu Plum, Sea Buckthorn, Camu Camu, Rosehip, Acerola and Centella Asiatica.  This gel is one of the more watery ones that I have tried and it really does seem very moisturizing.  It is not a thick gel, even though it looks like it ~ it just melts into your skin.    Full Size 260 mL Value $11.98

Description: Black Bamboo extract highly-moisturizing soothing gel. Black Bamboo extract 99% contained which is rich in mineral. Skin soothing effect with excellent refreshing. 10 kinds of natural vegetable ingredients contained – natural salicylic acid and vitamin ingredients for smooth skin. Strong vital power of Black Bamboo provides vitality for skin.

Ingredients: Phyllostachys Nigra (Black Bamboo) Extract (99%), polysorbate 20, carbomer, potassium hydroxide, disodium EDTA , glycerin, phenoxyethanol, betaine , Chlorphenesin, Butylene Glycol, Portulaca Oleracea extract , Cananga Odorata (ylang-ylang) Flower Extract 1,2-hexanediol , Centella Asiatica Leaf Extract, Madecassoside, Terminalia Ferdinandiana (Kakadu plum) Fruit Extract, Myrciaria Dubia (camu camu) Fruit Extract, Rosa Canina (rosehip) Fruit Extract, Malpighia Emarginata (Acerola) Fruit Extract, Hippophae Rhamnoides (sea buckthorn) Fruit Extract, Mangifera Indica (Mango) Fruit Extract,Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Fruit Extract, Gaultheria Procumbens (Wintergreen) Leaf Extract,  fragrance  cosDNA.com analysis

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So, whew, that completes my hauls that I didn’t have time to do a full review or anything.   Let me know if you want me to do a deeper review on any of the products listed here and I see what I can do!   Have you tried any of these products?  What are some of your hauls that you have done recently?

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11 thoughts on “K-Beauty Hauls ~ YesStyle, Amazon, eBay, Memebox, Jolse

  1. Great haul! Those macaroon masks are adorbs. I wanted the I’m Lip Liquids, but they look pretty high maintenance. I’m nervous they’ll slip and slide everywhere!

    I’ve been mini-hauling Memebox’s summer sales, but I’m most excited about my Wishtrend haul. I bought the deal with the Klairs Vita Drop Essence + 30 (!!) C21.5 sheet masks, the Improving Skin Elasticity Sol-Kit, and the I’m Honey Mask. I think Eunice hypnotized me…I’ll buy anything she hawks!

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    1. I have the c21.5 masks plus the serum (do you have that one yet? it is great – check out my review here) and I have the I’m Honey Mask – which is so good in the wintertime, when my face is raw from the cold. I love wishtrend as well – they are my cosRX fix.

      the Memebox liquid lipsticks – yeah, you do have to watch it, otherwise you will look like the crazy lady with lipstick on her teeth! haha What I do is blot it and then just lightly apply another coat, just to get a little glossy. That seems to work well for me

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  2. The C20 Pure Vitamin C 21.5 serum? I haven’t tried it yet despite all the glowing reviews. I’m lazy AND Vitamin C sensitive so I’m not sure I can coddle the precious and use up a bottle in < 3 months. I'm tempted, though, and more so after reading your review. The Klairs serum has a 5% concentration so I think I'll work my way up. Baby steps for babyface…

    Yea, I love the look of the Lip Liquids, but I like low-maintenance lip products. I guess I could keep my trap shut and never smile? Which look is better? Crazy face or b*tch face? Oh, the things we do for beauty.

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    1. baby steps on the serum! I use mine at night only and only on my cheeks and forehead, as I do have a tendency to break out when it is applied on my nose and chin…

      crazy face or b*tch face – lol!! If you want some nice low maintenance lippies – have you tried Urban Decays sheer revolution lipsticks- omg – they are great! Very easy, has a sheet tint to them and very moisturizing. I own rapture & shame – rapture is a dusty rose and shame is a berry

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  3. Yea, I learned b*tch face for the sake of beauty from my mom. Not sure if it’s a Korean thing, but she sure knows how not to use her facial muscles even when she’s in blind rage mode. Total pokerface. And this 60+ woman barely has any wrinkles…

    Funny you mention the UDs. I was going to jump on some Matte and Sheer Revolutions, but I ended up getting all the I’m Lip Crayons and Marsala Cream Matte Lipsticks instead because of the value. That, and I’m a compulsive collector when it comes to numbered product. Those are pretty colors you have. Glad to hear they’re worth the price!

    Any experience with Berrisom Lip Tattoo or SAEM Wrapping Tints? Application looks time-consuming but the results look like they’re worth it.

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    1. I haven’t tried Berrisom or theSaem verisions but I have tried a lip tattoo by skin factory. It was fun to do, but I didn’t find it to be long lasting – that said, nothing lasts long on my lips, because I am always drinking, talking, eating, licking my lips, etc – haha

      I did find that if you messed up & went outside of your mouth, the tint would be long lasting on your facial skin. They are fun to play with, but for me, I found that they were too much fuss for such little results. Maybe the formula has improved with Berrisom and theSaem, but I wouldn’t recommend skinfactory’s version (although they make great masks!)

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