Mini Beauty Haul

Whilst in Korea for my first long holiday abroad I managed to take the plunge a do a mini beauty haul. I don’t normally do beauty hauls because I have had the good fortune to be sent some really awesome products that have opened my eyes to what I can do for my skin. Currently I have no need to buy new beauty products (excluding the Korea skin care products which are world renewed) because I am trying to get through the ones I have been sent.

With all that being said I was in the land of b est skincare products you can ever think of, Koreans have creams for every part of your body and I mean every part so I decided to make good us of my time there and pick up a couple of items. The items I am sharing are those that I have been trying out and have love immensely.


Too cool for school

Ziukoza Eye & Lip remover (similar): I am not one for wearing makeup and I only do it occasionally, but when I saw this in the shop I had to get it because I wear lipstick daily and I struggle with removing the stain as majority of my lipsticks has strong long-lasting stains. When I first used it I was surprised that it contains oils which leave your lips oiled and shiny. I had thought it would leave it dry like how most nail varnish remover do. I love it and been using it daily so highly recommended.

Oil control primer – I was complaining to a friend who lives in korea about how I can’t seem to shake the oiliness whenever I wear makeup which is obviously rare but I wanted to rid of the oiliness and she suggested I try the too cool for school’s oil control primer which is creamy and absorbs quite quickly. So far I had noticed it had reduced my oiliness when I wear makeup which is amazing.

The Face Shop

Pomegranate Grenade Mask: I have never been one to wear masks, I didn’t really know much about masks so I always thought they were pointless and never appreciated their value until I went to Korea. There are so many masks there, every shop I had gone to in Myeong Dong and bought something jam-packed you bag(s) with goodies and 90% of the goodies were face masks. I love these sheet masks and use them every other day or when I need a self pampering session. The pomegranate mask sheet have elasticity and vitality rich in pomegranate essence which contains vitamins B1/2 and other minerals that gives skin moist elasticity and clear vitality.

Face Cream & Essence(s): I was never familiar with essence before so it was a nice surprise to try it for the first time in Korea and now I can’t get enough of them. The last shop I went to whilst in Korea was too cool for school and they had many of the Face shop samples to give out. As I have mentioned above Korean beauty shops jam pack on the samples and I have enough stock to last the summer but now I have a store to by them from if I need more. The texture of both the cream and the essence

With all the love that I am having for some of these products it makes sense that I would be looking for ways to buy them here in the UK or find a website that stocks and sells them, so imagine my surprise when I learned there actually a Fashion & Beauty store called Yesstyle, and they have every one of my favourite Korean products. Now I don’t have to wait for my annual visit to Korea to buy these products, I can buy them from the comfort of my own home. The website is nicely designed and easy to navigate, I have stumbled upon bucket load of deals and offers (I might already have an online bag full…oops). Though it is described as a Fashion and Beauty online store it has more than that and I have spent the best part of my evening  perusing the site.

What are some of your favourite items from my mini beauty haul? Have you ever tried Korean beauty products before?



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  1. May 23, 2016 / 10:35 am

    I love Asian beauty products, I just hate how much they cost in the West! Would love to try that Pomegranate Grenade Mask, I bet it would smell amazing too 🙂

    • May 23, 2016 / 10:38 am

      It does smell amazing and his is why I am loving this website as you get them for cheap and they ship to UK, USA and Canada

  2. May 23, 2016 / 9:54 am

    I love doing face masks when I want to pamper myself, and pomegranate sounds like an amazing flavour!

    • May 23, 2016 / 9:58 am

      Me too, it’s so refreshing and feels great on the skin

  3. May 23, 2016 / 6:26 am

    One of the best souvenirs to get in South Korea- beauty essentials! Surely bulk of choices to opt from. 🙂

    • May 23, 2016 / 6:39 am

      Absolutely and I have stocked up on what I could

  4. May 22, 2016 / 9:25 pm

    So great to see a beauty haul with some really interesting and different products!

    • May 23, 2016 / 6:16 am

      Thanks Sam

  5. May 22, 2016 / 7:50 pm

    Oh I love Korean beauty products, I’ve just started getting into them in a big way. The face masks especially! x

    • May 22, 2016 / 8:37 pm

      I love their face masks too

  6. May 22, 2016 / 7:01 pm

    I’m not really big on skin care, but I’d also heard about how good korean products are. Great you’re able to try them

    • May 22, 2016 / 8:37 pm

      Thanks Emma

  7. May 22, 2016 / 9:18 am

    I haven’t tried any Korean Beauty products before, I’d love to though. I feel like they always have amazing face masks! Need to try some of those!

    • May 22, 2016 / 9:26 am

      I know right, there face masks are off the charts

  8. May 22, 2016 / 8:18 am

    Koreans always have really good skin so I am pleased that you found the haul to be so effective! I like the sound of the oil control primer because I have oily skin.

    • May 22, 2016 / 9:25 am

      They sure do, I love their products

  9. May 22, 2016 / 6:10 am

    What a great haul! It’s always lovely finding new and interesting products to try out.

    • May 22, 2016 / 6:31 am

      I know right, I love finding new products

    • May 22, 2016 / 5:45 am

      Awww how nice, what’s your favourite?

  10. May 21, 2016 / 10:13 pm

    I have never tried Korean beauty products, but I do find that I am always oily when wearing makeup (only occasionally) so the oil primer sounds perfect, and love that you can get them from a website, it did seem a little to far to go, just to reduce my oiliness!

    • May 21, 2016 / 10:21 pm

      Hahahaha I know right

  11. May 21, 2016 / 8:04 pm

    I had no idea Korea was so great at stuff like this! The lip cleaner looks super cool, love the packaging.
    The face mask sounds nice too.

    • May 21, 2016 / 8:10 pm

      Thanks Gemma, Korea has some awesome products

  12. May 21, 2016 / 7:53 pm

    I love a good face mask. They are my treat to myself from time to time before a big event or after a particularly hard week. That pomegranate one is different!

    • May 21, 2016 / 7:58 pm

      I know what you mean, they are that too me too

  13. May 21, 2016 / 6:30 pm

    You’ve got some nice products there. So awesome to experiment right before summer!

    • May 21, 2016 / 7:28 pm

      Thanks Valerie

  14. Camilla Hawkins
    May 21, 2016 / 3:57 pm

    I haven’t used a face mask sine I was in my 20s so would love to try that:-)

    • May 21, 2016 / 4:17 pm

      This one has been good to me and I love it

    • May 21, 2016 / 4:16 pm

      I hope you do as its awesome

  15. May 21, 2016 / 11:14 am

    Looks like a successful haul. I really need to invest in a lip remover, I struggle with stains from time to time as well

    • May 21, 2016 / 11:27 am

      Thanks, I am so glad to have gotten this lipstick remover it’s saved me

  16. May 21, 2016 / 10:48 am

    The pomegrante face mask sounds amazing. I love face masks but I’ve not been fortunate to try any Korean face masks yet.

    • May 21, 2016 / 11:12 am

      It’s an awesome masks and hope you get to try it one day

  17. May 21, 2016 / 9:05 am

    I love Korean beauty products especially the skincare it is so good!

    • May 21, 2016 / 9:08 am

      Me too

  18. May 21, 2016 / 3:17 am

    I had never heard of Face essences before. I had to look it up. Sounds intriguing. Not sure there is anywhere local to me to find any Korean beauty products, but I do have several friends who travel there regularly to see family. I just might have to ask me to bring some beauty products back.

    • May 21, 2016 / 6:24 am

      It was a new concept to me too but now I can’t get enough of them

  19. May 21, 2016 / 2:12 am

    Now that i’m almost 30, I am obsessive about taking care of my face. I may have to try some of these out.

    • May 21, 2016 / 6:23 am

      I am with you there

  20. May 21, 2016 / 12:33 am

    The oil control primer sounds really cool. I wonder if my daughter would like something like that.

    • May 21, 2016 / 6:23 am

      It really is and has been working really well for me

  21. May 20, 2016 / 10:05 pm

    Great haul, some wonderful sounding products in all of that.

    • May 20, 2016 / 10:38 pm


  22. May 20, 2016 / 9:54 pm

    I am dying to try the Pomegranate Grenade Mask! It looks so good! I love hearing about what products other people like because personal recommendation is everything when it comes to skincare for me!

    • May 20, 2016 / 10:37 pm

      I agree it’s everything

  23. May 20, 2016 / 9:01 pm

    Ohh I like the sound of that face mask – I really need to try and find one that suits my skin, s I need to try that one. x

    • May 20, 2016 / 10:34 pm

      I found the korean one’s work regardless of what you try.

  24. May 20, 2016 / 8:55 pm

    The Face Cream & Essence sounds like a great product especially as you liked it so much.

    • May 20, 2016 / 10:33 pm

      I love them it’s amazing what trying out new things can do

  25. May 20, 2016 / 8:49 pm

    I haven’t tried it or heard of it 😀 Sounds great though,

  26. May 20, 2016 / 7:23 pm

    I’ve really been feigning for a good face mask that I can use every few days. I’d love to try that pomegranate one!

    • May 20, 2016 / 7:49 pm

      You should it’s amazing

  27. May 20, 2016 / 7:21 pm

    This is such a great haul! I have been wanting to try Korean skincare for so long now as I always hear how great it is and the primer sounds great especially with the warmer weather as thats when I tend to get a little oily x

    • May 20, 2016 / 7:49 pm

      Thanks, I am loving the primer too and yes Korean skincare is on point

  28. May 20, 2016 / 5:19 pm

    Great haul and review! You’ve picked some nice products. It’s interesting to try different makeup products. I love Korean and Japanese skincare brand alot. x

    • May 20, 2016 / 6:18 pm

      Thanks Sharon

  29. May 20, 2016 / 5:13 pm

    Great haul! I definitely would use the Mask. I love some great beauty products!

    • May 20, 2016 / 6:18 pm

      Thanks Carrie

  30. May 20, 2016 / 4:53 pm

    The Pomegranate Grenade Mask sounds awesome, I would love to try that

    • May 20, 2016 / 6:18 pm

      It’s awesome indeed

    • May 20, 2016 / 6:18 pm

      You should they are awesome

  31. May 20, 2016 / 4:14 pm

    Great haul! Looks like you picked up some fabulous products.

    • May 20, 2016 / 4:24 pm

      Thanks, I really did

  32. May 20, 2016 / 3:03 pm

    Ooh the oil control primer is something I could really put to use. I’m currently trying to keep it at bay with a Matt powder but this sounds like a great way to skip that extra step.. No one needs that amount of make up with summer approaching!

    • May 20, 2016 / 3:32 pm

      I know right, I am loving this primer and what it’s doing for my face

    • May 20, 2016 / 11:07 am

      It does have a lovely smell

  33. May 20, 2016 / 8:47 am

    These products looks and sounds nice, I don’t bother buying products especially for removing lipstick as I only use coconut oil for most of makeup and lipstick removal. It saves time, money and lasts months and it’s natural! 🙂

    • May 20, 2016 / 9:47 am

      I love he sound of coconut oil, never tried it as a removal product only for my hair

  34. May 20, 2016 / 8:30 am

    I don’t have anything from Korea yet…. but a friend is out there travelling at the moment and has promised to bring me back things to try- I can’t wait!

    • May 20, 2016 / 9:47 am

      You will love them I promise

  35. May 20, 2016 / 7:09 am

    I have combination skin, but I’m lucky enough to use lots of different products. The mask sounds heavenly!

    • May 20, 2016 / 7:12 am

      I have combination skin too but more oily than dry patch

  36. May 19, 2016 / 9:29 pm

    I’d love to go to Korea just to explore the skincare ranges, you picked some great items x

    • May 20, 2016 / 4:06 am

      Thanks Rhian, they seem to have it all

  37. May 19, 2016 / 7:57 pm

    Great review, the oil control primer sounds interesting, I moisturise as I have really dry skin, which in turn makes my make up on top look oily, looking for something that could help with this.

    • May 19, 2016 / 8:21 pm

      Definitely give this primer a try

  38. May 19, 2016 / 7:25 pm

    Oooh I am always on the hunt for a oil minimalising primer! I have just an oily t zone, but dry in other areas which sometimes become a struggle! Never tried any Korean products before, but always like to try something new.

    meimei xx

    • May 19, 2016 / 7:40 pm

      I am the same I love trying something new

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