My On-Deck Circle …

Waving to my readers!  I decided to create this page in order to keep track of what I am testing and when I will be testing a product.   This will give you an idea of when I will be posting the review and I will try and keep this page updated (07.042017).

Currently Testing (Long Term – more than 2 weeks)

  • Soy Bio+ Fermented Lumpoule 20 (courtesy of SoyBio+)
  • Swanicoco Fermentation Care Serum (courtesy of Swanicoco)
  • Swanicoco AHA 10% Coco Peeling Cream (courtesy of Swanicoco)  (night time use)
  • Shangpree Bitgoa Hue Toner (courtesy of Shangpree)
  • Shangpree AC Balancing Serum (courtesy of Shangpree)
  • Dr Hsieh 20% Mandelic Acid Home-Peeling Liquid  (night time use)
  • Dr Roebucks Ultimate Hydrating Serum (courtesy of Dr Roebucks)
  • Klairs Midnight Blue Youth Activating Drop 🦋(courtesy of Wishtrend) (night time use)
  • IsnTree  Aloe Soothing Gel (courtesy of  melodycosme)  This is not a daily use item, but when I need soothing care from rashes and sunburns

The  following are to be used for several months as they are actives ~ see my intro blog post here

Update: I am SO MEH about these products that I am procrastinating about my review.  I hope to have a review around winter break maybe never ~ let me know if you really want to hear my thoughts on a specific product ~  as I will have more time to write up my meh review.  tl;dr This were an epic fail for me.

  • Silk Naturals 2% BHA Toner
  • Silk Naturals 8% AHA Toner
  • Kiehl’s Dermatologist Solutions Nightly Refining Micro-Peel Concentrate
  • Sunday Riley Good Genes All-In-One Lactic Acid Treatment

Done Testing (need to write review)

  • Naruko DermaLane 1000-Molecule Hyaluronic Acid Essence (courtesy of Naruko)
  • Camellia Hair Care Products Mega Post
  • Alive:Lab Skincare Mega Post  (some are courtesy of Alive:Lab, some I purchased)
  • Labiotte Lotus Total Recovery Foam Cleanser (courtesy of Memebox)
  • Labiotte Lotus Total Recovery Emulsion  (courtesy of Memebox)
  • Cosmetea Stick Cleansers  🍋🍋🍃🍃Dust Out Tea Cleanser – White Tea & Lemon,  🍃🍃🌿🌿Pore Care Tea Cleanser – Green Tea & Mint and  🍓🍓🍃🍃Moisture Tea Cleanser – Black Tea & Omija

On Deck Circle (Long Term – more than 2 weeks)

I will move these products into the Current Testing once I begin them

  • IsnTree Green Tea Fresh Toner (courtesy of Melody Cosmetics)
  • Benton Snail Bee High Content Essence (I know, I know, I talk about it a lot here, but I never did a full review on it.. it is about time, I think)
  • Goodal Double Bright Intense Serum 
  • Goodal Moisture Barrier Eye Cream
  • Goodal Water Oil Toning Lotus
  • Labiotte Lotus Total Recovery Facial Cream  (courtesy of Memebox)
  • Labiotte Lotus Total Recovery Essence (courtesy of Memebox)
  • Dearpacker Black Ginseng Sleeping Pack  
  • Laneige Clear-C Advanced Effector (stopped and will start again AND I stopped again…sigh, I want to see benefits, but I do love the scent!!)

Look for these items in the warmer months (or not)

  • PrimaryRaw Doyou  Azulene Calming Water
  • PrimaryRaw Doyou  Azulene Gel Cream

Upcoming Insta-Reviews and Initial Impressions

  • Lemon Sparking Peeling Gel (courtesy of Cupidrop)
  • Lemon Sparking Peeling Pads (courtesy of Cupidrop)
  • TheYeon Lotus Flower Charcoal Transform Cleanser
  • TheYeon Charcoal Power Lifting Pack
  • TheYeon Jeju Canola Honey Wrapping Multi Cream
  • TheYeon Jeju Canola Honey Essential Serum
  • AmorePacific Oil Cleanser
  • Mask Digests ~ continuing series of my facial sheet masks and wash off mask packs instablogs

Photos of items I have posted to IG that will be reviewed

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📦#MailCall! Rachel at @narukous sent me their DermaLane 1000-Molecule Hyaluronic Acid Essence to review ~ I had reviewed and loved their sleeping pack, so I am excited to try this. I don't think I ever had a HA in essence form before. This is made with fermented minerals. Thank you Rachel!💞 . . . ▶️Swipe to See…I love love love Balanced Guru's Style Me Hair Oil and when I saw they came out with a Sheer Hair Oil, specifically made for medium/fine hair, I asked them about the differences. They offered to send me a sample and this is a nice size at 1/2 oz ~ it will last me for a while and I can test it out. I am happy to report it has the same bright sparkling herbal scent as Style Me! Thank you @balancedguru! 💞 . . . ▶️Swipe to See..My batteries on my phone died – lol – so I have to use one of my story shots. @altheakorea started to do beauty boxes (see, Memebox ~ I had phone and email convos with you & told you, put the BOX back into Memebox, but no, you didn't listen…) and I am thrilled! They offered me a box of my choice and I picked the Head to Toe box, which has hair care, skincare, body care and even makeup! This box is $30.00 USD and is still available. I am so happy to see these types of boxes back and I hope Althea will continue to do them ~ My understanding is that they will release 3 new boxes a month! Look for this unboxing on my blog soon! . . . ▶️Swipe to See..ugh. I finally get something after months (maybe even over a year now) from @influenster and it is L'Oreal Revitalift Triple Power Cream. No, sorry, fail. I don't use creams of this nature on my face, the ingredient list looks meh to me and the letter blathered on about needing this cream in your early 30's. Influenster KNOWS MY AGE. I am not in my early 30's. Those days are gone. This is probably horribly scented and waxy ~ I will swatch it and see, but I have the feeling this will be used on my neck. I don't need a heavy cream on my oily face. 🔽continued in comments 🔽

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#MailCall! I received the following the other day from @cupidrop ~ I love Secret Key ~ it is an inexpensive brand that makes some really good products ~ their toners are huge, excellent and last a long time. I also really like their snail cream line as well ~ lightweight, not sticky and absorbs well. However, my FAVORITE item from Secret Key was their Lemon D-Toc Peeling Gel ~ it was a huge favorite of a lot of K-Beauty fans back in the days of Memebox Global too. They discontinued that D-Toc version and came out with the 🍋Lemon Sparking Peeling Gel and Cupidrop sent this to me for review purposes! A quick look at the ingredients list makes me this this is the same formula as the D-Toc Peeling Gel!! I also received the Lemon Sparkling Peeling Pads ~ which I had really wanted to try since they came out. Thank you Kate and @Cupidrop!💞 . . 👉Swipe to See.. I was selected to review #Benton's latest skincare item ~ Cacao Moist & Mild Cream ~ I love Benton products too ~ I have reviewed a LOT of them at my blog (I still need to review my 🐌Snail 🐝Bee favorites!!) and I have always been happy with their formulas. I did a quick swatch on this and despite being made with 63% cacao extract & 10% cacao seed butter, this is lightweight, absorbs quickly and leaves my skin soft. I will be using it as my daily facial moisturizer all this week and report back with an initial impressions. I will do a full review at my blog, but I need more than 7 days to do that!! This also has polygutamic acid, madecassoside, beta-glucan and sodium hyaluronate ~ really great ingredients!! Plus samples ~ I have never tried their hand cream, that came out last year, so I am glad to have a sample! . . 👉Swipe to See.. If I ever STOP purchasing/getting centella items, I will have a mega blog post with Centella products. I think I might have to have 2 blog posts, because there is no way I can start using all of the products I have!! 👇continued in comments👇. #ad #presssample #pureheals #secretkey #cupidrop #08L #kbeauty #koreanskincare #rasianbeauty #abcommunity #뷰티 #스킨케어 #koreanskincare #instabeauty #instablog #bblogger #kbeautyblogger #femalebblogger #beautygram #skincareaddict

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💌#MailCall! I am so pleased to announce that I will be reviewing some products from Shangpree! Shangpree Spa is an iconic beauty experience in Seoul for 25 years and they have made their skincare products available for purchase. I have reviewed their Gold Modeling Mask and Marine Energy Hydro Eye Gels at my blog in the past and they sent me a beautiful PR package ~ not only did I get a full box (5 treatments) of their infamous Gold Modeling Mask, they included their famous antibacterial rubber gold bowl and spatula set so that I can mix my modeling masks ~ I did purchase the Black (pore care), Silver (Brightening) and the new Green (Snail) recently, so now I have a cool bowl to mix them in. They also tailored my press samples to my personal skin issues and concerns ~ so as I have oily, blemish prone skin, they sent me the AC Balancing Serum ~ a refreshing formula made with yuzu, pine leaf and Korean mint, it will help mattify my skin, enhance moisture levels and will leave my skin smoother, clearer and more balanced. This product you cannot get in the USA! Letter writing campaign to @PeachandLily to carry their AC line! I also have hyper-pigmentation sun damage, so they sent me their Bitgoa Hue Toner, made with ginseng and seven fermented extracts that will not only brighten, but revitalize my skin . . Shangpree, thank you💞💞🌸 You brightened my day when I opened up this package ~ I will review the products fully at my blog as well as the other modeling masks too! . . #shangpree #presssample #rasianbeauty #abcommunity #뷰티 #kbeauty #koreanbeauty #스킨케어 #koreanskincare #instabeauty #instablog #bblogger #kbeautyblogger #femalebblogger #beautyblogger #beautygram #skincareaddict #코스매틱 #skincarejunkie

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Press Sample from Swanicoco!! I have been chatting (via email) with Kevin at Swanicoco about my skin needs ~ my first PR package dealt mainly with hydration and oily skin, with the PHA cream to help with refining my skin's texture. I now have a new round of products that target different concerns ~ mainly focusing on brightening plus a hard core anti-aging/anti-wrinkle product. I really love the Revol Ampoule Matrick (reviewed at my blog), which is an anti-wrinkle treatment and I am still using it ~ about to finish my 2nd bottle, as a little goes a long way. I received some more Revol products in this package ~ Revol Ampoule Whitening, which will help target my hyper-pigmentation and reduce the dark spots. Another brightening product is the Fermentation Care Serum, in a beautiful bright silver bottle ~ @vanity.rex loves this ~ actually, Kevin referred me to her review (which I had already read as I love reading her blog reviews) for her experiences with it. These two products will be used during the day time. Switching over to night, I have the Revol Night Ampoule, which is a highly concentrated anti-aging, anti-wrinkle cream that you apply only around the eyes and mouth area for wrinkles. I don't really have wrinkles around mouth that bother me that much, but my eyes will be getting this treatment! Another night time treatment is the AHA 10% Coco Peeling Cream. The PHA cream was good for softening and refining my skin texture, along with an over-all radiant look, I felt I could step up to the AHA cream, as I do not have sensitive skin, but nice, tough oily skin. I am hoping this will help really lighten my hyper-pigmentation ~ the PHA gave me a nice glow, but I am looking for something that will really get rid of my pesky sun damaged spots. Kevin told me that I would have to wear sunscreen if I am going to use this AHA cream (which I already do!) and he felt so strongly about this, that he added two sunscreens for me to try out 🔽🔽continued in comments #presssamples #swanicoco #rasianbeauty #abcommunity #뷰티 #kbeauty #koreanbeauty #asianbeauty #asiancosmetics #스킨케어 #cosmetics #koreancosmetics #koreanskincare #instabeauty #instablog #bblogger

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I am so lucky that Jolse works with me to help test and review products of my choice! A couple of times a year, I pick out a few items that are new, interesting or cult favorites ~ and I go thru a 4 to 6 week testing period and then write up a review which I hope is of interest to you! I recieved my nice box of goodies, plus another item. Once again, I am amazed by the generosity of Jolse and thank you, Ji Eun 💞💞for sending me these items. This time around, I choose the following items 1️⃣#theSAEM Sooyeran Radiance Essence ~ this is a new line with the Saem's Sooyeran series. I have tried their Ginseng essence and loved it, so I really wanted to try more ~ this has fermented goodies ~ ginseng, soybeans, green tea, royal jelly and job's tears just to name a few ~ plus a lot of hanbang ingredients. I also have purchased on my own, the sleep pack and eye cream, so this should be a fun line to try! 2️⃣#HanYul Pure Artemisia Fresh Calming Water ~ I am on a mission to try ALL the Hanyul!! This seems to be a cult favorite based on reviews and I am eager to give this calming mist toner a try ~ especially with the warmer months coming up! . . ▶️Swipe to see …. 3️⃣Dr.Jart+ Cicapair Cream 50ml (Cicapair Tiger Grass Cream) Yes, this is the same cream that Sephora sells for about $20.00 more!! Don't purchase it at Sephora, get it at Jolse. If you have been reading my blog and my IG posts, you know that I am trying a lot of Centella products and this will be my first Dr Jart full size skincare item. I have tried a couple of sheet masks and some samples of BB creams, but I never cared for this brand. Maybe this item will change my mind! Plus, look at all of the samples Jolse gave me … the slide show died so I have another post with more items …… #luiandlei #dianagen #drjart+ #jolse #presssamples #rasianbeauty #abcommunity #뷰티 #kbeauty #koreanbeauty #asianbeauty #asiancosmetics #스킨케어 #cosmetics #koreancosmetics #koreanskincare #instabeauty #instablog #bblogger #kbeautyblogger #femalebblogger #beautyblogger #beautygram #skincareaddict #코스매틱 #skincarejunkie

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unless otherwise noted, all products were purchased by me



2 thoughts on “My On-Deck Circle …

  1. I love The Yeon Canola Honey Essential Serum! Been using it for a few months now & it’s one of the few products that has become HG status. Have you tried the Isntree 8% AHA BHA serum? I ordered the HA Toner after reading your blog post/review & grabbed the 8% along with it but I haven’t incorporated it into my routine yet & there aren’t any (many) reviews for it 😣

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