Friday, December 25, 2015

Review: Cosrx Acne Pimple Master Patch

This product is very interesting. I honestly would not have purchased alone to try it. It came with the Memebox Cosrx box.

So it comes in a pouch like this:

It is a zip lock baggie. Inside you find this:

It is a plastic square with circles sealed inside a smaller squaure pouch. Keep in mind the sheet is full of circles. I have used mine over the course of a few months or so, so there are some circles missing.

Inside the pouch in the picture above, there is a clear hard plastic sheet over it.
I have been using mine for a while.

You are suppose to pick a circle that would fully cover the size of the pimple and place the circle over the pimple over night. It is suppose to reduce the size the pimple. I tried this on a few spots and saw minimal results. I was utterly unimpressed, it barely made any difference to the pimple size. However, I don't think this product was actually supposed to be used for "pimples", but for "zits".

This is really good for zits, specially the kind that after you pop, just continues to ooze liquid. Now I have in the past tried to use a piece of paper towel with some kind of an acne treatment soaked in it and placed over the zit overnight. What happens is after the paper towel absorbs the secretions it is literally like bonded to your face. When you pull it over you pull off the hardened secretion which reopens the wound. This patch is like a jelly/rubbery texture. It absorbs all the pus and liquid from the zit after you pop it. It also as it says on the front of the product "Acts as a barrier to dirt and bacteria" which is pretty awesome. It does reduce the sizes of zits that are POPPED noticeably. Honestly this product doesn't do anything if you just place it over a pimple/zit that has not been popped.

The best part is, in the morning it gently peels away. It doesn't adhere to the pimple or fuse with it like a paper towel does. You will be able to notice the secretion it absorbed. In my experience, with my zits, it is not like I do it one time to a zit and it magically goes away. It will absorb the secretion and reduce the size, but if I notice there is still pus in there (as is often the case), you need to pop it again and do the patch process another night. My zits typically require 2-3 nights with patch treatment to be flat. Notice I did not say it magically goes away, it still needs a longer time to heal, but it will be flat and if I put on makeup the zit should not be noticeable.

I would probably purchase this item again. It really doesn't get used up that fast, it depends on how often you break out with zits. Most pimples for me are fairly easy to pop and they don't continuously ooze liquid, so I don't really use these for pimples, just the zits. It is around:
-  $5 on Memebox
- $4 on Ebay
- $2.45 on Ebay if you buy a set of 10

It is pretty cheap, comes with 24 patches. I really love the design, it feels very sanitary and i like the resealable pouch. After seeing that price per pouch on Ebay I would definitely buy them in a set. I just hope I don't have that many zits that I have to use up a set of 10!

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Memebox 100 days of Masks Unboxing BLACK FRIDAY HAUL

I am so exited! It finally arrived. My Black Friday Vault Box 100 days of Masks!!!

The box is huge!

Here are the Memebox Mini K-Beauty Travel Kits. They were only $5 each! Great Christmas presents. I wish I could have bought more but there was a limit of 3.

Tada! The Black Friday Vault Box. I thought it was going to be in a special box. Not gonna lie, but the stick a sign on a regular cardboard box dissapointed me a little bit.

Here are the goodies, so many face masks all wrapped in sets in plastic.

Here is all the different facemasks from the packs.

The spread sheet above compares the prices of the masks as listed on the Memebox siteto the ebay value. Most of the times the masks MUST be purchased in bulk to obtain the above values. The red lighting means the items could not be found so I either ball parked the value or used what Memebox or ebay had for it.

The box is totally worth it. I paid $79 for the box that means each mask is 79 cents! The cheapest I have seen masks sell for is $1 and they have some pretty expensive ones in here. Notably, the Kocostar Foot Peeling mask, I have been trying to try it for a while, but $10 for a one time use item is too expensive. I did see it for $3 at a Memebox sale but it sold out before I was able to get to it. I am very happy with what I got especially since its Christmas!!! I get to share all these goodies with my friends. Good thing Memebox game me multiple copies of the same types of masks.

Sunday, November 8, 2015

Wish Trend COSRX BOX! Worth the Splurge?

So I am in love with COSRX. Those who have read my last Memebox post will know I bought 2 more Memeboxes of that stuff. It has never broken me out or caused me to have an allergic reaction. It works great to keep my skin acne free and is gentle as well. Due to the great experienced I had with the COSRX items in that Memebox COSRX box, I decided I wanted to try other COSRX items. The problem was purchasing the items on their own is pretty pricey, box sets are a lot cheaper because companies give a discount for the bulk purchase and you save on shipping.

So I was googling COSRX and VOILA it took me to Wishtrend. I was so happy to find out Wishtrend releases box sets. Prior to my happy find I did not even know Wishtrend existed. This month's  box happens to be a COSRX box!

FYI none of the codes worked for me. I signed up as an affiliate as well hoping to get 10% off using the nov2015wish code. I also tried making the purchase on my phone using secret10 (only for mobile shoppers) it did not work as well. When I emailed Wish trend, the told me it won't work with any clearance or box discounts. But had I removed the COSRX box I would not qualify for free shipping. In short that code sucked because it would only work on non discounted items? Not sure if that means regular discount, clearance or both. What the code should have done ideally, was given me the discount on all items BUT the boxed set as opposed to not applying the code to anything. Was very frustrating.

I was so excited to see this box. I threw it in the cart right away. I had not tried ANY of the COSRX in this box and was so happy none of the products overlapped with what I got in the Memebox. This box comes with:

1EA X [COSRX] Low pH Good Morning Gel Cleanser (Full Size)
1EA X [COSRX] BHA Blackhead Power Liquid (Full Size)
1EA X [COSRX] AHA 7 Whitehead Power Liquid (Full Size)
1EA X [COSRX] Ultimate Moisturizing Honey Overnight Mask (Full Size)
1EA X [COSRX] Centella Blemish Cream (Full Size)
1EA X [COSRX] Acne Pimple Master Patch (Full Size)
GIFT X [COSRX] Sample Pouches (4EA)
GIFT X [COSRX] Decoration Sticker Set (3EA)

I love gifts, especially the sample pouches. I hope they are samples of other COSRX items I have not tried yet! The stickers are meh, the ones shown above are super ugly and I don't think me or any of my friends would enjoy them. I'd even be too embarrassed to give them to a random kid because they are THAT ugly.

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That being said in order to bring my order to over $69 for the shipping, I also purchased:

Natural BHA Skin Returning A-Sol  ($14.67) [12.90 on ebay]
Aloe Soothing Sun Cream SPF50+ PA+++  (12.69) [12.48 ebay]
Ultimate Nourishing Rice Overnight Spa Mask + Ultimate Moisturizing Honey Overnight Mask (22.49) [26.49 ebay]

I did get a good value on the box set, I saved about $4 and am getting free samples! In hindsight I probably should have purchased the "Natural BHA Skin Returning A-Sol  ($14.67) [12.90 on ebay]" on ebay. I already had amount to get the free shipping and purchasing the BHA A-Sol on ebay would save me $1.77 which is the price of 1-2 face masks depending on what you get. Overall the box is a good value and I would recommend you buy it if you like COSRX. Unlike Memebox, Wishtrend does not have a great return policy. Since it is shipping from and to Korea, the delay is long and you have to foot return shipping costs unless Wish trend requested that you return the item for whatever reason.

Both Ebay and Wishtrend seem to have the cheapest prices for the above COSRX products. I really love KoreaDepart (they have THE cheapest prices) but they don't have a limit for free shipping, you just pay for weight all the way and the shipping costs is killing me.

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

New Memebox Haul and Allure Prize!

About a month ago I won the below items from allure.

Unfortunately they were mostly lip products and I generally do not look good with lip color so I gave them away. You could win too if you join and become a member at

I know they have a beauty box but I never bought one, the items didn't seem like stuff I would like.  They have free product giveaway and contests though!

Anyway here is the Memeboxes!!!

What could be inside this big brown box?

Lots of Pink Confetti!

 Here are the 3 Memeboxes along with the Donkey Milk Masks I ordered.

Two of them are the COSRX boxes. I love COSRX and I did the math. Buying the boxes with 20% off, even if it included two products I don't use is cheaper than buying them separately anywhere else. I use my COSRX everyday and my skin has been pretty damn good. Only got 1 zit in the last 2 months and no pimples, it also evens my skin tone.

I also decided to try the August Mask Box. It was $15 for 7 masks!!! However with the 20% off I only paid $12 so it was $1.70 per mask.

Considering the cheapest mask included is $2 and the most expensive one is listed as $6, but around ebay its $4, it is still a good deal. Ordering these mask individually and incurring multiple shipping costs would cost way more. Who knows maybe I will find a favorite in these masks. Looking forward to writing reviews on them. The total costs of all 3 boxes + the 2 donkey milk masks was around $88.00.

Sunday, September 13, 2015

Missha Ginger & Vinegar Baby Foot Peeling Mask Review

So I had purchased this item on Memebox when it was on sale. I got it for $3, I think it usually goes for $7. This item smells like a nice light floral shampoo, but if you stick your nose near the opening of the bag and inhale, it smells like sniffing an open bottle of really strong alcohol. The product has to be strong to peel the skin off your feet, so don't use this anywhere but where it is intended.

It was simple to use cut where they tell you and put the bags on your feet. Secure the bags with the plastic sticker already adhere to one side. The bags are filled with a clear serum.

Here is what I learned after I put them on. If you really have to, you CAN walk in them in the house for a short distance, but it is highly not recommended. Your feel is slippery in the bag with the serum and there is a risk of something punctuating the bag or of it breaking from stress.

You should also let the serum settle to the bottom of the bag before you put them on. Also do not make my mistake of lying down, you should remain seated so your feet are facing downward. This is to prevent the serum from touching other parts of your feet besides the bottom. The top of the feet has more sensitive and delicate skin and the serum will also cause that skin to peel. Peeling off the skin on the top of your feet will leave your feet dry and irritated ( or at least that is my experience).
them off in water as per the instructions.

So I was waiting for the peeling effect and nothing happened. Until day 6.

DAY 7 (major peeling)

 DAY 10 (almost done)

 The bottoms of my feet are almost finish peeling. As you can see the process is slow, and I would not recommend people doing this in the summer. I did not know it would take this long and just awful experiences with peeling feet and summer sandals.

Overall I would recommend this product. It works exactly like it promises. The skin on my feet is smoother and softer. I would be wary of is using it too much in too short a time span. I don't know overall how healthy is this for your feet. That serum smelled very strong and I am pretty sure it has to be strong in order to peel the hard calluses on my heels. Also it is best to let the skin peel naturally, you can help it along, but make sure you don't force it because I have had instances where certain areas of my feet felt sensitive after the peeling. The peeling wasn't painful at all for me, but I am taking my time and letting it remove itself, helping it along and removing the excess skin when most of it is detached.

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Mega Haul 2: 2 Memebox orders; July 2015 Boxycharm; and YSL (Yves Saint Laurent)

This week 4 boxes came in for me! Needless to say this week was super great. I made two orders at Memebox due to the 20% off sale and the $1 dollar items sale. I sadly missed the 80% off Memebox sale. When I got there all the good skincare boxes was gone. It was crazy, they has a Missha box value of $77 for $20 bucks! They also had other boxes, the cheapest I've seen being $15.

This was the first box that came it was the first order I made which was 20% off whole purchase.

I bought 1 Memebox and two packs (5 mask each) of the XO Memebox Hydrogel mask. I really love that mask its super hydrating and doesn't break me out. Most Korean facemasks don't moisturize enough.

This was the COSRX box. COSRX is the name of the brand, its is Korean skincare items. Here is what was in the box:

COSRX Advance Snail 96 Mucin Power Essence ($20)

COSRX BHA Summer Pore Minish Serum ($15)

COSRX Salicylic Acid Exfoliating Cleanser ($11)

COSRX AHA/BHA Clarifying Treatment Toner ($14)

COSRX Blackhead Silk FingerBall 12 pcs ($5.50)

Total value $65.50, Memebox sells this box for $46. I got it for $36.80 since it was 20% off my final order. I did the math and compared the item prices on Korea Depart.

Korea Depart prices for the same items:

COSRX Advance Snail 96 Mucin Power Essence ($12.15)

COSRX BHA Summer Pore Minish Serum ($9.98)

COSRX Salicylic Acid Exfoliating Cleanser ($4.99)

COSRX AHA/BHA Clarifying Treatment Toner ($9.12)

COSRX Blackhead Silk FingerBall 12 pcs ($5.50)  - Korea Depart doesn't carry COSRX silk balls, but they have the nature republic 10 pcs for 2.54; and APIEU 12 pcs for $3.66

I used the APIEU value since it has 12 pcs like the COSRX one. TOTAL KOREA DEPART COST: $39.90 not including shipping which is $10+

After doing the math I realized the box was a great deal with the 20% off. Notice Memebox does price their item values higher, but Memebox pays to mass import the goods and ship it to us for free. Honestly including the costs of shipping paying the full $46 value actually be cheaper than me buying the same items on KoreaDepart and paying for shipping.

I will do a post just on this box and the items in it *Spoiler Alert* so far I am in love with this box! 


The next box to arrive was my Boxycharm! Boxycharm is a subscription box costs $21 a month, but contains items with a total value greater than $100! There boxes focus heavily on makeup items. I don't usually buy their box, but I would pretty much use everything in this box except the lipliner. For such a great deal I had to give it a try. I really wanted that Vasanti blush brush which supposedly retails for $29.

I was surprised at the size of the box.
 I expected it to be bigger because of the items contained but it was the size of a Birchbox, but a lot heavier and not nearly as cute on the packagaing.

The items are:

MDMflow Greater Than Mascara- Full Size (£ 21 approx. $35 USD)

Vasanti Professional Blush Brush - Full Size ($29)

yourMinerals Transparent Veil Setting Powder - Full Size in medium ($26)

gorge I'll make you look amazing daily spray- Full Size ($29.95)

OFRA Cosmetics Lip Liner - Full Size ($13)  Shade I got was "nude"

Overall value: $132.95 if we use the values they gave us. Super worth! 

The Mascara is a special Boxy charm only item, it is coming over to the states but is not here yet. I love the brush it is soft and fluffy. Some people think it is a bit on the small side. The blush brush I use its usually larger but this size is fine as my face is fairly small. Any smaller than this and we would have an issue. This is the smallest size I am willing to go for a blush brush.


Up Next is the Memebox order at placed at the $1 dollar sale. All of the items I purchased were $1 and up. They had some really good skincare items for $3-$5 but they were sold out. I was happy to get some of these items, as soon as I checked back 1-2 hours later all the penguins and the bunny glosses and some of the masks I got sold out as well. 

Here are two of the items I really wanted that was sold out before I got to it:

KOCOSTAR: Foot Therapy (Foot Mask) -  was $9.50, now $3.00
- I heard such great things about this foot mask and wanted to try it. They also sell it at Urban Outfitters for about $10.00 so this was a spectacular deal.

Holika Holika: Aqua Fantasy Toner - was $22.00, now $5.00
- The bottle is very cute and the discount was very steep. Steep enough to make me want to buy it.

I did end up with these products below:

(2)  MISSHA: Ginger & Vinegar Baby Foot Peeling Mask - was $8.00, now $3.00

(3) Holika Holika: Penguin's Dream Hand Cream Babiya - was $7.50, now $3.00

(5) LEADERS: Lifting Recovery Mask - was $4.50, now $1.00

(2) NAEXY: Genius Mask Pack #4 Anti- Aging Snail - was $4.50, now $1.00

(5)  NAEXY: Genius Mask Pack #5 Aqua - was $4.50, now $1.00

(3) SKIN FACTORY: Seven Seconds Touchfit Lip Tattoo Pack - Vita Fruits Peach - was $17.00, now $3.00 

(3) TONYMOLY: Petit Bunny Gloss Bar 05 Juicy Peach - was $9.00, now $3.00

The items were such a good deal! I have friends who LOVE TONY MOLY and who love super cute packaging.I purchased multiples of some of the items with them in mind. Share the love.

* There is only 4 Genius Aqua Masks in the pictures because I already used one. Will have a review up in the near future for the hauls I got. I am so excited to play with this stuff.


I was so excited when I was selected by Influenster to test their Yves Saint Laurent box. The reason I never got into this brand was mainly the price. Why pay much for for something if what I have does a good job of it? Only reason I would switch is if the products were noticeably superior.

I was given two items to try out. This is great since I don't actually use a primer. Last and first primer I tried was the Smash box oil control one and it absorbed the oil on my face and then proceeded to peel off. Imaging walking around with makeup peeling off your face. After that horrific experience I never bothered with primers. 

I won't mind adding a primer to my routine if it works well.

There are two primers in here. The Touche Eclat Blur Primer which does on before make up application and the Touche Eclat Blur Perfector which  can apparently be used in 3 ways:

1. Alone as an all-over complexion perfector

2. To set makeup

3. As a mattifying touch up during the day

 The Touche Eclat Blur Perfector is a light pink/nude press powder. It comes with an applicator. My concerns with this product are:

1. possible breakout

2. might not match my skintone

3. how it might look against or interact with my other makeup.

I will give it a try using it in all the 3 ways they say the product can be used.

This is the Touche Eclat Blur Primer, it has a small white applicator attached to the cap. The applicator appears to be a thin and flat piece of plastic. The product is a transparent liquid with glittering flecks. My concerns with is product is if I will look glittery. I also have the usual concerns regarding product interaction and break outs.

I look forward to giving you guys reviews on these products.

That is it for my haul guys. This week was a super big one. Hope you enioyed reading!

So here is a little present to my readers, 

 Click here and apply code PYJSRRX4 to get 20% off your entire puchase. I believe it expires on 8/7/15. 

There is a 5 use limit on this code before it stops working. I have already used it once, and of the people I have sent it to, at most only 2 more ppl should be using it. That means it has 2 more uses on it! Keep in mind it will not deduct 20% from items part of the $1 and the $5 clearance summer sale.

First come, first serve! Enjoy your discount.