Gift Guide :: K-Beauty Skincare Favorites

So the holidays are around the corner, and if you are anything like me you have already started your holiday shopping! K-Beauty (Korean Beauty) has been taking the west by storm, and I have been in love with a lot of products for a very long time. If you or someone you know would love to receive some awesome beauty items this holiday season may I make a few recommendations? 🙂

 

Can’t Go Wrong With Sheet Masks!

Awhile ago I did my favorite sheet mask post, where I discussed my fave masks!  Now as much as these are terrific for everyday use, for the holidays it might be fun to do something a little nicer, or even more festive and fun!

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SNP Animal Masks are fun, affordable and make great gifts! They come in a variety of animals that help with a variety of concerns!

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Sulwhasoo is a luxury skincare line from Korean that is highly regarded for their excellent ingredients and amazing products. Although these masks run on the more expensive side, if you want to gift someone some amazing luxury Korean Beauty products, you can’t go wrong with any of these!

 

Starter and Trial Sets

If your giftee is just dipping their toes into the world of Korean Beauty trial and starter sets are amazing, They are a great way to test out a full range of products, and they make amazing gifts as well!

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Sulwhasoo again! You will see them a few more times as their products are among my favorites, and they make excellent gifts! This set in particular is an amazing introductory into the brand and make s a terrific gift! Sulwhasoo Essential Duo Set with Essential Balancing Water, Essential Balancing Emulsion and a 5 piece travel set of other popular products.

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Mizon’s snail repair ampoule is legendary and this set has 3 popular and highly prized products for a fantastic price. Mizon Snail Repair Intensive Ampoule Set + Snail Repairing Foam Cleanser makes a terrific gift/stocking stuffer! and its incredibly affordable as well!

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Laniege is a brand that is very recognizable (we have them at Targets now in the states) Their products are amazing, and very competitively priced. A great introductory brand to Kbeauty in general. The Laneige Lucky Holiday New Basic Duo Set is a great gift for the holidays that feature some amazing products from the brand!

 

Cult Products

These are the products that have really ignited the fiery craze of K-Beauty! These products are popular cult hits that also make amazing gifts!

 

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Elizavecca Milky Piggy Carbonated Bubble Clay Mask

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Su:m37 Miracle Rose Cleansing Stick

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Etude House Beauty Shot Face Blur SPF 15/PA Plus

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Sulwhasoo Concentrated Ginseng Renewing Cream

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Skinfood Black Sugar Mask Wash Off Exfoliator

 

These are just my recommendations, and I hope this was helpful! I have used everyone of these products and can say I absolutely love them! Listed below are just some of my personal favorites as well! I’d also love to know your recommendations as well!

My Faves

Have a happy holidays!

 

 

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My Favorite Sheet Masks!!!

I am a HUGE lover of sheet masks! They are amazing at revitalizing my face, and just give my skin the boost it so desperately needs! I figured I would share my favorite sheet masks with you guys! Also let me know YOUR favorites!

 

Sheet Masks!

April Skin Mummy Masks

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If you love the purifying power of clay masks, and the convenience of sheet masks, then these are the masks for you! They do an EXCELLENT job of removing impurities, deadskin, and brightening the completion! I get mine from Memebox!

 

Tonymoly I’m Real Masks

 

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I am such a fan of all of these masks. My favorite it the broccoli/vitality one. They do a great job at keeping my skin looking and feeling great! I also love how versatile these are, and also how inexpensive they are as well. I usually buy them as a multipack

 

Benton Snail Bee High Content Mask

 

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The packaging might leave a lot to the imagination, but don’t let that fool you. This is one of the BEST sheet masks on the market. Snails, bee venom, and other fantastic ingredients  that are perfect for healthy skin. I love this for its hydrating, and anti aging properties!!! Definitely a MUST TRY!

Honorable Mentions

These are other masks I enjoy a lot as well!!!

Winter Skincare Routine 2016

Hello!

I have recently updated my skincare routine! I did a youtube video on my night time routine which I will link below but I wanted to also list the items for you here. Also if you see a * by the product this item is HOLY GRAIL status! And will stay with me through all my skincare routines year round!

 

The Youtube Video!

 

MY Routine!

My Skin

I have a very pale complexion, with combination sensitive skin. I also suffered from enlarged pores. I have lived in South Florida my entire life, and would wear sunscreen everyday on my arms and neck but not my face. As such I had some sun damage, and some issue with a nice texture on my skin. At 30 (I’m  32 meow) I decided it was time to put on my big girl pants and start really taking care of myself. Diet, exercise, and SKINCARE!

I don’t like under-exxagerating how bad my skin was, because truly whats the point- I had bad skin. Breakouts, pores, flaking. All because I didn’t take proper care of it. It was MY FAULT. So when I owned up to that (rather then blame genetics) I started to see a VAST improvement.

My Routine

Morning

First Cleanser – Clean It Zero From Banila Co. This is a great first cleanse in the morning. Sometimes I do not do a double cleanse in the morning, but if I wake up and my face is extra greasy then I do this. I can say I usually do a double cleanse in the morning. at least 5 times a week.
Foaming Cleanser –Secret Key Snow White Foaming Cleanser. I love this in the morning,. my complexion looks brighter and my face feels great.
Toner –Sunday Riley Martian Toner – I have been LOVING this. I switched up from my usually SK-II Toner
Treatment Lotion – La Mer the Treatment Lotion, Helps all my skincare work a lot better.
Essence – SK-II Facial Treatment Essence*– Put a small amount in my hands and gently pat into my face. I let it absorb completely before moving on
Serums –SK-II Genoptics Aura Essence,Skin INC Daily Dose Serum (Reborn, Repair Rebalance)
Eye Cream –Caudalie Premier Cru Eye Cream. I got this as a deluxe sample and I ADORE it
Emulsion– Sunday Riley Tidal Water Cream. Another new addition to my routine, and I absolutely love it
Moisturizer – La Mer Soft Moisturizing Lotion. Love love love this!
I also apply Nature Republics Aloe Vera Gel all over my body and chest and neck area.

Evening/nighttime

First Cleanse – Clarins Cleansing Milk with Alpine Herbs– This leaves my face clean, and takes off all my makeup and is so refreshing!
Foaming Cleanser –La Mers The Cleansing Gel, which is amazing, and during hormonal breakouts I use Tatcha’s Rice Enzyme Cleanser. I found a big difference when I catered my cleansers to certain times of the month, and different instances as well.
Toner –Benton BHA Aloe Vera Toner
Exfoliate – Peter Thomas Roth Un Wrinkle Peel Pads
Pore Serum– COSRX Summer Pore Minish Serum– This is soso so good and it leaves my skin looking amazing and my pores looking noticeably tighter!
Treatment Lotion– La Mer The Treatment Lotion
Essence – SK-II Facial Treatment Essence*– Put a small amount in my hands and gently pat into my face.
Serums –Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair, La Mer Renaissance Serum*, both of these are EXCELLENT, and I just have to use the tiniest amount of each
Eye Cream –Caudalie Premier Cru Eye Cream
Emulsion– Sunday Riley Tidal Water Cream.
Moisturizer – Creme de La Mer from La Mer* Holy grail product, my favorite skincare product!

I also apply Nature Republics Aloe Vera Gel all over my body and chest and neck area.

 

Also if my skin is very sensitive I will spot treat with the Indigo Soothing Triple Recovery Cream from Tatcha. If I wasn’t wearing a lot of makeup I will use the La Mer Micellar Water for my first cleanse at night to Midday.

 

Thats my skincare! If you have any questions or recommendations let me know in the comment section!

❤