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Just A Little Obsessed With Korean Sheet Masks

Hiya Bloggie Friends! It’s been 3 months since my last blog post, kudos to everyone who’s still around!

If you follow me on instagram, you would have seen my adventures in Japan (again) and Korea. Japan is one of those countries where there is so much to do and see. We literally had ramen almost everyday for 2 weeks while we were there. We even queued up hour and half for some ramen joints. Everything we ate were delicious.

Korea too was awesome. We traveled to Busan, Jeju and Seoul. Seoul was by far my favourite city in Korea (probably because of all the skincare and makeup stores every where). Our hotel was located right in the middle of Myeongdong, one of the biggest shopping district in Seoul. I was constantly lured into stores with shop assistants waving free Korean sheet masks in my face. Being the sucker I am, I fell right into their trap. Initially I wanted to purchase only a few from each store just to try it out but then I realised stores in Korea encourage buying in bulk (ie buy 10 get 10 free). To reap the bargains, that’s what I did bought larger quantities. The sheet masks price in Korea ranges from $0.60 to $1.20AUD per mask which is really good compared to what’s being sold in Sephora Australia.

Korean Sheet Masks

Who would of thought sheet masks were so heavy?? It added extra 5kg of weight to my baggage, luckily we flew Cathay Pacific and had 30kg. The stores I mainly shopped at were Etude House, The Face Shop, Missha, Nature Republic, Tony Moly, Olive Young (for Dr Jart+) and Innisfree. So far the only ones I’ve used are Tony Moly x Pokemon sheet masks. I bought them when we first arrived in Korea and used them almost daily. Being on so many flights this trip, I found it has really helped my skin maintain hydration.

I also bought two boxes of mask from Japan as well, haven’t started using them yet so not much to talk about it yet.

Anyway I hope you enjoyed my Korean sheet mask stash! Are you a fan of sheet mask?

 

Everything purchased with my own $$.

 

Priceline Skincare Haul

priceline skincare haul

Happy Friday folks! #TGIF

Did you go to the recent Priceline 40% skincare sale? On Tuesday & Wednesday, Priceline had 40% off all skincare, both in store and online. I wasn’t planning on going but on Tuesday morning, I saw everyone’s purchases on instagram and … I caved. I didn’t just go on Tuesday, I went Wednesday at lunch time too. If you are on a budget, stay away from instagram. It’s like a crazy tornado that sucks you right into the hype haha.

Because I wasn’t planning on buying anything, majority of my purchases were ‘grab whatever I could get my hands on’.

Here’s what I got:

  • La Roche-Posay Toleriane Ultra Eye Contour
  • La Roche-Posay Pigmentclar Serum
  • La Roche-Posay Effaclar Duo+
  • La Roche-Posay Sensi White Foaming Cream
  • La Roche-Posay Anthelios XL
  • Bioderma Sensibio H2O Micelle Solution
  • Bioderma Sensibio Mask
  • NUXE Nirvanesque Contour Des Yeux
  • Neutrogena Triple Protect Face Lotion

The Anthelios XL, Effaclar Duo+ and Sensibio H2O Micelle Solution were re-purchases. The Neutrogena Triple Protect Face Lotion was also a repurchase but for the husband. This one works well on his combo/oily skin, doesn’t block pores or cause any break outs.

What did you buy from the Priceline sale? Let me know in the comments below!!

Creating Memories with Emma And Roe

Emma & Roe

Happy Monday folks!

In the last few years, charm bracelets have been increasing in popularity. There are hundreds and hundreds of charms to choose from to personalise your very own special bracelet. Some choose to decorate their bracelets based on travel destinations, romantic sentiments, favourite animals or even food. I jumped on the charm bracelet bandwagon fours years ago and I fill my bracelets based on milestones or special events in my life. I find it’s a really good conversation starter if you run out of things to talk about with friends or random people you just met. These days there are a few companies that specialise in charm bracelets and one of these is Emma and Roe.

The Emma and Roe range was initially sold in Michael Hill stores but they became so popular, they branched out online and opened free-standing stores. What’s cool about the Emma and Roe website is you can build your very own charm bracelets directly online by choosing the type of bracelet and adding on different charms. You can see instantly how the bracelet looks and chop & change charms as you please.

One of the good things about charm bracelets is that even if you’re on a budget, you can still afford good quality jewelry for family or friends without breaking the bank. If you’re feeling lazy, you can even buy a charm for every birthday and Christmas..you will never have to think about what to buy again!

Emma & Roe

I was super spoiled by Emma and Roe, they allowed me to choose a few pieces to feature on my blog. The charms and bracelets that I received were made from 925 sterling silver, were high quality and had fantastic craftsmanship. Both bracelets can be opened and closed easily with one hand.

Here I chose the starter bracelet Pink Glass & Sterling Silver Charm Bracelet. This starter bracelet comes with a bracelet and 7 charms to help kick start my Emma and Roe charm collection. This bracelet feels light and does not weigh down my wrist. I totally love the feature pink Murano glass charm. I accidentally dropped my bracelet onto my floorboards and can safely report back that nothing was broken, you can be assured that the charms are sturdy and does not break easily.

Emma & Roe

The next item I picked was the Purple Triple Wrap Leather Charm Bracelet (52cm) and I also added 2 individual charms to it. I have tiny wrists and this leather bracelet fits perfectly. So if you have a slightly wider wrist, I would suggest buying a bigger size. I’ve been wearing it everyday since I received it a couple of weeks ago and it’s still in perfect condition. Emma and Roe also provides a care instruction card to ensure that the product is kept looking good for longer.

The first charm I selected is the Pink Cubic Zirconia Pave. I chose this because it would look good on it’s own or combined with my pink Glass & Sterling Silver Charm Bracelet plus it was pink and sparkly so I could not resist.

The second charm I picked is the Eiffel Tower. I’ve always wanted to visit Paris and I seriously loved how cute this charm looks. One day when I finally get to go visit Paris, this charm will have a special meaning.

Did I tell you that Emma and Roe provides complimentary gift wrapping for each purchase? How good is that!!

I have to admit this charm collecting business is quite addictive. Just like the Pringles slogan, “Once you pop, you can’t stop”.

Do you own a charm bracelet? 

This is a sponsored post.

 

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