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Video: SK-II, Missha, and Erborian Comparison

SK-II Facial Treatment Essence, Missha First Treatment Essence, and the Erborian Ginseng line. Which one do I like most? 🙂


Timing is really funny sometimes, in a good way! I was thinking about floss and how my current one is too hard, if that makes sense,  when I was given the opportunity to try out a different type of dental floss called…Cocofloss. It is a high performance dental floss made of microfiber filaments (loofah floss!) infused with coconut oil that is designed to scrub your teeth clean.

Cocofloss is the brainchild of the Cu sisters (Chrystle, a dentist, and Cat). Their purpose for this product is basically to make flossing and cleaning your teeth fun and more rewarding. A different experience, if you will. 😊

I was sent all four Cocofloss flavors (Fresh Coconut, Fresh Strawberries, Delicious Mint, and Cara Cara Orange), and they all smell and taste like what they’re supposed to! 😉 The scent and flavor of the floss is subtle, not overpowering,  which I can appreciate. Also, the floss itself is smooth and really soft, which was interesting, as I wasn’t expecting it! The regular floss that I us…

Erborian Korean Skin Therapy

Erborian. A premium Korean-French hybrid skincare line that believes in mixing “ancient Korean traditions with signature Parisian luxury.” The product line is technologically advanced (uses high-tech cosmetic engineering), blended with the inclusion of ingredients such as Matcha Green Tea, Bamboo, and Ginseng. It breaks down the typical Korean skincare routine down from twelve steps to three, which saves time, and yet does not sacrifice quality. A simplified routine, with products that are gentle, yet effective on the skin. So, why hadn’t I tried them before? Goodness! 😍

I was sent a few of the brand’s products to try out, and I am so happy for the opportunity to use a few items from the Ginseng collection. Between the Eau Ginseng Concentrated Lotion, the Elixir au Ginseng, and the Ginseng Shot Mask, my skin is super smooth and soft. I can’t stop touching my face. Seriously. It’s a problem. It typically doesn’t take long for skincare products to work on me, which greatly reduces tes…

Oh so random…H&M!

So I was perusing H&M’s website today after a friend asked me to look at a dress that she’d just purchased at our “local” store. It’s a super cute dress, that’s for sure! So of course I had to look around the website to see what else they had to offer at the moment. Of course! It’s been a few months since I’ve shopped at H&M, as the closest one is an hour away, and I always forget that we can’t buy directly from the website here in the States. Which saddens me. Hopefully we’ll have that option soon!

Today’s (short) H&M wishlist:

Top in White/Blue - $9.95

Gold sweater - $9.95

Blouse in Natural White - $9.95

Blouse - $34.95

Sweater in Bright Turquoise - $34.95

A canvas bag for traveling, yes? :)

Beige Canvas Bag - $39.95

And of course, a tote for the beachy days!

Bag in Powder - $14.95

What’s on your current H&M wishlist?

DIY Coconut Oil & Honey Conditioner…Semi-Fail?

My DIY life is still full of the fail, I see. Everything was going so well! But I’m out of my favorite conditioner at the moment (Essential Rich Premier Ultra Honey and Shea Butter Mask), and I’m waiting awhile to stock up again, as I want to buy it in bulk. And it’s made in Japan, so yeah, shipping fees will be out the wazoo! But it’s totally worth it! So what did I do in the meantime? I mixed up some hair goods!

And it didn’t work out so well. What I used: 2 Tbsp coconut oil 2 Tbsp honey A liberal portion of regular conditioner…just because.

Now, I thought that I’d taken photos of this, but apparently I didn’t, because I can’t find any of them anywhere! But the consistency was that of a slightly runny conditioner, and when I applied it the first time, it seemed to make my curly new growth just pop! I was excited, because the front section of my hair doesn’t really like to do that on its own! Fine hair problems, yes? I rinsed it out, pulled my hair back to air dry, and went on about…

Lashes Galore!

Okay, maybe not galore, but still…mini haul-ish of sorts? Maybe? Yeah, I need to stop shopping late at night. It does result in me getting packages in the mail that are packed full of goodies, though!

Enter…Madame Madeline.

This is a one-stop lash shop, seriously! Several different brands of false eyelashes, lash adhesives (latex and non-latex), lash tools, nail care, skin care, and more. And their shipping is FAST! I ordered in the middle of the night on the 2nd (a Sunday), it was processed and shipped on Monday, and I had them by Thursday morning. That made me happy! I can’t remember if I first heard of this online store through YouTube, or if I found it through someone’s blog, but I’m thankful all the same. I’ve been wanting to try Red Cherry lashes for quite some time now, and Madame Madeline sells them for $2.50 a pair. I’m not mad at it! Soooo I bought four pairs of lashes and a non-latex lash adhesive (the latex ones burn my eyes!).



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I signed up for another BzzAgent campaign recently, and received a package in the mail today containing a bottle of the Neutrogena Nourishing Long Wear  (Broad Spectrum SPF 20) foundation…in Nude 40.




Okay, I know that I picked one of the shades they had available, but they were all light. Liiiiiight. I’d have to say that some of these companies, including some of the sample subscription boxes, are doing a sizeable portion of their audience a disservice. Yes, those of us with darker skin tones would love to try and review some of these foundations (and other products) for you as well, but you’re not giving us a lot of options here. Now, in all fairness to BzzAgent, I checked Neutrogena’s website, and they only offer this formula in eight shades, and none of them are even remotely dark. BzzAgent, you’re still good with me. This wasn’t your fault. But hopefully there will be more opportunities such as this one in the future, with more colors to choose from across …