skin care

Korean Beauty Haul!

Here is my first youtube video featuring all of the treats I brought back from NYC as well as a very brief explanation of  the South Korean beauty culture. Enjoy and please subscribe! <3


Korean Beauty Shops in NYC

TonyMoly shopping window

This past weekend I was in NYC visiting my bests and I had to go to Chinatown and visit a few Korean beauty shops! For those of you that don’t know, for Koreans skin care is not just frivolous it’s a way of life. Korean’s have been at the forefront of skin care technology for years now. Many American product lines have slowly followed suit by introducing BB creams, CC creams, and sheet masks. I have ordered tons of goodies from  Charlotte Cho’s site Sokoglam during the last year, and have been aching to get to a store so that I can sample all of the treats in person.

TonyMoly NYCOur first stop was TonyMoly

pure joy @ TonyMoly
FUN @ TonyMolyBen reading product reviews on MakeupAlley

TonyMoly swatches

TonyMoly sheet masks

TonyMoly NYC Ben
We were a couple of kids in a candy store. Korean beauty lines are also known for extremely high quality at very reasonable price points as well as their beyond adorable packaging.

oo35mm chinatownThen on to  oo35mmoo35mm goodies

oo35mm carried a wide variety of Korean skin care lines. It was almost overwhelming!iope skin cushion

Korean Beauty HaulNeedless to say I still managed to come out alright. 😉 Stay tuned for a video in the next couple of weeks where I will go into detail all about my Korean Haul. There are some interesting items that you won’t want to miss! <3

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Glossier’s new face masks!

glossier masks  I am a mask junkie. I love hair masks, face masks, sheet masks, nail masks. GIVE ME ALL THE MASKS! Glossier’s new masks are no exception. First of all I adore the packaging. It’s simple and cute, vaguely reminescent of Korean brands. Each of these retails for 22$ which is completely reasonable because they are packed to the brim with product. They are hands down my new favorites.

mega greens galaxy mask First up is the mega greens galaxy pack. This one claims to draw out toxins and impurities all while feeding your pores vitamins and antioxidants. I was a little nervous with this one. My combination skin doesn’t handle anything astringent or too drying very well and overcompensates on oil production causing major breakouts.

Key Ingredients

: Green Phytonutrients
Parsley, spinach, and detoxifying cress sprout extract clean and help protect skin against environmental pollutants.

Bitter Orange Peel
A calming oil regulator and super soft, spongy exfoliant.

Creamy White Clay
The mildest form of kaolin clay gently purifies pores by drawing out oil and build-up.

Avocado Oil & Aloe
Natural moisturizers soften and condition skin.

Superfruit Antioxidant Blend
Eight powerful, vitamin- and omega-rich fruit extracts, including acai, aronia, and bilberry, to protect against cell damage.


glossier mask reviewIt’s unlike any mask I have used before. It applies thick and rich and white with small little flecks inside. I could feel it drying, but unlike mosts masks my skin did not feel tight as it dried. I looked in the mirror at the 20 minute mark and I was shocked to see the mask had pretty much turned clear on my face! I rinsed it off and was beyond surprised to feel my skin soft to the touch! Glossier recommends using their moisturizing moon mask in conjunction so I followed suit with that.

moon mask

Next up, the moisturizing moon mask is a lotion mask that also wears for 20 minutes and is rinsed off afterwards. It applies much like a cold cream but thins out to a clear consistency on the face. It boasts softer well moisturized skin and frankly it delivers.

Key Ingredients

Oxygenating Agent
Supplies stressed skin cells with oxygen, improving texture and leaving a radiant glow.

Natural Emollients
Shea butter, plant-derived squalene, and sweet almond and soybean oils are superb moisturizers.

Licorice Root and Lemon Extracts
Natural brighteners that work to even skin tone.

Hyaluronic Acid
A mega hydrator that plumps skin up with moisture.

Honey and Aloe
Natural skin soothers that help attract and retain moisture.


Glossier. recommends using both masks up to twice a week. I can already tell you I will be emptying both tubs and repurchasing over the course of the next few months. My face feels like a baby’s booty and I like it. I also adored the thoughtful packaging even down to the box everything was delivered in.