Wishlist #24

PHYSICIANS FORMULA Butter Blush
Plum Rose 
PF Butter Bronzer is one of the most hyped products in the past year, but I'm holding back because let face it, I'll wear it for a month and then forget about it when something new and shiny comes along because I don't even wear bronzers. But blushes are a different story. I hear raves about the creamy formula and pina colada(ish) scent, plus I've rarely been disappointed by a PF product and I have a decent collection, so I'm sure this is great too. I'm interested the shade Plum Rose despite hearing it's very pale, but that's what I want now - something natural and barely there. I'm waiting for it to appear on iHerb.
Physicians Formula 12.95 $

THEBALM Balm Springs & Balm Beach Blushes 
I need this, especially Balm Springs. I adore theBalm blushes and I find they are some of the best out there, though the price tag is a bit steep. I have Hot Mama and Frat Boy, which are both coral shades and I don't wear them as often because of that, while Balm Springs looks like my type of blush, so similar to Milani's Romantic Rose and Trend it Up 050. I'm not that sure about Balm Beach, since it's more peachy looking, but it still looks like something I'd wear. 
Cloud 10, 19.95 €

MAYBELLINE Fit Me Matte & Poreless Foundation 
100 Warm Ivory
To be fair, I want the American version of Matte + Poreless in a glass packaging because they have shade 110 Porcelain which is the best match I found, but only these tube versions are sold in Europe and are much easier to get. Thanks to Petra from Adjusting Beauty who swatched Fit Me Luminous + Smooth 110 (the one I own) and Matte & Poreless 100 Warm Ivory for me, I now know the shades are completely different (don't order 110 in the tube, it's much darker. Update: I was wrong. I bought shade 110 in our drugstores, so lightest on our shelves and it's maybe a shade darker than 110 in Luminous range. It fits me ok. I'll have a review with all the swatches) and 100 is a passable match, though a bit darker than Luminous 110 and pinker. Still we don't have this shade in our drugstores (makes sense, right?) and I'll have to order online. They have it in Austria though, as well as Luminous 110 Porcelain in a glass bottle.
Available in drugstores, but not this shade, 8.95 €| Salma, 5.58 € | Boots International £6.99

STILA Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick 
Fiery
L'Oreal Color Riche in Blake is by far my favourite red, but I dropped a lamp on it while taking pictures (I know, I know. The challenges of beauty blogging), so it's a bit deformed and I discovered it's not sold anymore. Besides I want a liquid version instead and I've checked every liquid lipstick line for swatches looking for a cool toned red and Fiery looks closest to Blake, so it's at the top of my wishlist. I actually went through the entire drugstore swatching every red next to Blake and I only found one dupe - Chanel Rouge Allure Luminous 99 Pirate, which unfortunately has a creamy finish and a hefty price tag. 
Look Fantastic, €18.45

OLYMPEA Intense Paco Rabanne
I love the original Olympea and it's one of my favourite fragrances ever, but the Aqua version was just too bitter fresh from the start for me, however, this Intense version is almost better than the original. They left out jasmine, which is very strong in the latter, so at the Intense version the warm notes are much more prominent. It's a warmer, more cosy version of the original, but you'll still recognise it as Olympea.  I'm dreaming about this one, but I'm not yet ready to spend that much for a new fragrance.
Fragrance Direct, €46.74 | Salma, 61.90 € (30 ml)

AVON Mark Gel Nail Polish 
Rain Washed
Pale pastel blues are my kryptonite, but those that are a bit less vibrant and more "cloudy" looking are completely my jam. I adore L'Oreal's Les Blancs 858 Ocean Porcelain and this looks similar, so naturally I covet it, but when it comes to nail polishes I always hesitate to buy them because I find painting my nails such a chore. 
Avon, 6.5 €


SECRET KEY Pink Racoony Hydro Gel Eye & Cheek Patch or PETITFEE Black Pearl Gold Eye Patch
I tried the Secret Key Gold Racoony Hydro Gel mask and it was great at temporarily plumping up the skin, consequently making fine lines less obvious. So I want to get the patches and use them every day. These two are the prime candidate to try and I'll probably buy both, but not at the same time, since I hear you need to use them up quickly.
Secret Key: TesterKorea, 11.51 € | Petitfee: iHerb €9.02

SUNSCREENS: 
MISSHA All Around Safe Block Essence Sun SPF45/PA+++
ETUDE HOUSE Sunprise Mild Airy Finish Sun Milk SPF50+ / PA+++, 
NIVEA Sunscreen Sun Protect Plus UV Milky Essence SPF50+ PA++++ or 
A'PIEU Pure Block Natural Sun Cream Daily SPF 45 PA+++ 
Skinfood 10 Solution just wasn't what I wanted, so I'm looking for a new, very light sunscreen. I've mentioned Bioré in my previous wishlist and the 2015 version is still as the top of my wishlist, so I'll try to find a tube on eBay. However, these are my extra picks based on my research and recommendations from others if I don't find Biore, or I get the 2017 version which I might not like or I find Biore drying. I'm drawn most to Missha, since I hear it's a great base for makeup.  
EH, TesterKorea, € 8.26 | Nivea, eBay, $12.79 | A'Pieu, eBay, $7.82 | Missha: Jolse, $ 10.61

BANILA CO. Clean It Zero Purity
I'm currently without a cleansing balm and I heard a ton of good feedback about Banila's, plus it's reasonably priced. The original is mineral oil based, the latter tends to clog my pores, so I picked Purity version instead, though two more exist, Radiance and Resveratrol (for oily skin).
Tester Korea,  €16.51

L’OREAL EverFresh Micro-Exfoliating Scrub Rinse-Out Hair Treatment
After Matrix discontinued their brilliant ScalpSynch scrub, I'm looking for a replacement. I've already bought Matrix Sugar Shine, but that's not meant as an anti-dandruff treatment, just as a detox system and it's basically just sugar in glycerine (it works though). L'Oreal's green version is probably the worst product I even bought because it only added a layer of product on my scalp and the beads don't even wash off, so I'm placing my hopes in this EverFresh version. I've heard conflicting reviews, but I don't really care, I'll still try it because it's not uncommon my hair likes thing that aren't that well received. I haven't seen it in the shops yet.
‎9.99 $


MY SCHEMING Sheet Masks
Mandelic Acid Brightening, L-Ascorbic Acid Whitening, Skin Clarifying Astringent & Hello Kitty Black Pearl Brightening
I went of a research binge for sheet masks that do something more than just moisturise and these were the cheapest recommendations, especially Mandelic Acid and L-Ascorbic Acid are said to brighten a lot. Skin Clarifying Astringent Mask is praised for skin that is currently misbehaving and to help with pores. The Hello Kitty one I just want for the packaging, but it's a Black Pearl version and if it's as good as the My Beauty Diary version, I'll love it.
eBay, about 2 $ per piece

MY BEAUTY DIARY Apple Polyphenol Mask
Another one for skin that is misbehaving and supposedly with any breakouts, so I'd love to have it for such situations. I love the Black Pearl version from this brand and I plan to explore this brand more.
eBay, about 2 $ per piece

LOVEMORE Wine Yeast Whitening Mask Sheet
This was recommended to me by reader (can I write your Instagram name?) as a great budget sheet mask, so I'd love to try it. I hear it's got a great brightening effect and those are the types of masks I like most.
eBay, about 2 $ per piece

INNISFREE SKIN CLINIC MASK
Though I found the Green tea version just ok, I'm still interested in these Clinic version. I heard some good things about the Vitamin C version as well as the BHA and madecassoside one.
TesterKorea 1.52 €

ESTFOLIO Vitamin Infused High Concentrated Essence Facial Masks
Another brand I've heard some good things about that has inexpensive sheet masks. I might pick up Pearl, Milk and Collagen version.
eBay, 1.8 $

BANOBAGI Vita Genic Anti-Wrinkle & Whitening Jelly Facial Mask Pack
More brands no one heard about. I read a rave about these and I actually noticed them because the versions are Vitamin A, B, C and E. They are a bit more expensive than others, but only by a margin. 
eBay, 2.69 $ per piece

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The Beauty Wishlist of Z-Listed Beauty Blogger

*Post originally written by Olivia J on The Unknown Beauty Blog.* After being declined and having a crappy internet connection, Murphy’s law was at my web or blog door.  I figured if things could go wrong or not work out when pursued, then why...

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Wishlist #23


1. SKINFOOD Black Sugar Mask Wash off and Black Sugar Honey
The original Black Sugar mask is on almost all the lists of best Korean skincare products and even when I was asking for recommendations, this was mentioned first. It's a sugar scrub and it apparently leaves your skin baby smooth - something my skin hasn't been in a very long time. I'm actually more drawn to the Honey version, but I hear it's more gentle.
Jolse, $8.78 (free shipping) // Tester Korea, 5.56 € // RoseRoseShop, $5.20 // Beautynetkorea, $9.38 // eBay, from $7.81

2. SECRET KEY Starting Treatment Essence
First essences are a very new thing to me, but they are the most frequently mentioned products when it comes to Korean beauty. They usually contain a lot of ferment as well as niacinamide and their main goal is that they brighten the skin. Missha's Time Revolution is highly praised, but this one is cheaper on eBay and I hear it's also good. I'm planning on getting samples on eBay, like of most of the products on my wishlist.
Tester Korea, 13.56 € // RoseRoseShop, $8.07 // Beautynetkorea, $12.73 // eBay, from $14.21

3. COSRX Galactomyces 95 Whitening Power Essence
Another essence, this one with 95% galactomces (yeast ferment) and again, the main idea is that is brightens the skin, makes it more even and it promises to help getting skin back elasticity. 
Jolse, 15$ // Tester Korea, 14.15 € // RoseRoseShop, $13.33 // eBay, from $16.48

4. COSRX Advanced Snail 96 Mucin Power Essence
I found the idea of snail product beyond revolting ever since I hear a TV commercial over 10 years ago. And then I tried a few samples I got from Jolse and my skin felt really good. I have these annoying smile lines that take forever to bounce back and I definitely saw a difference in the morning when I used TonyMoly Prestige Jeju Snail cream. That one is crazy expensive, so I'll try to find a cheaper alternative.
Jolse, 14.25 $ // Tester Korea, 11.42 € // eBay, from $15.25

5. SKINFOOD Gold Caviar Toner
This has gold flecks in it and the whole packaging looks so pretty that I just want it on my vanity. I hear the toner is quite nice for dry skin, as are the rest of the products in this line.
Jolse, 19.18 $ // Tester Korea, 13.73 € // RoseRoseShop, 12.84 $ // eBay, from $15.23

6. SKINFOOD Black Sugar Perfect First Serum 2X 
I read a couple very convincing reviews about this. It works like a first essence, so again it helps to brighten, tighten and hydrate the skin, but I'm also loving the packaging. 
Jolse, 22.38 $ // Tester Korea, 17.34 € // RoseRoseShop, 12.84 $ // eBay, from $16.22


7. BANILA CO. Miss Flower Mr Honey Essence Oil
I hear this whole line smells like honey and I just want it. I read some raves about this essence and ingredients sound very promising, so I'm dead set on getting it because apart from Nuxe oil, I currently have nothing else that I can use and my skin is feeling dry and not truly happy.
Tester Korea, 19.04 € // RoseRoseShop, 17.66 $ // eBay, from $20.36

8. BANILLA CO. Miss Flower Mr Honey Cream
Again , I heard it smells like honey - I'm just pathetic, but I adore honey. From what I hear this is quite thick, so it might suit me well right now, but it is very expensive and I can't find samples, so this will remain on my wishlist for a while. 
Tester Korea, 36.74 € // RoseRoseShop, 30.27 $ // eBay, from $34.95

9. SKINFOOD Royal Honey Essential Queen’s Cream
I'd love to get just samples for this first, but I desperately need something for under makeup and I hear this one supposedly has a lightweight gel-like consistency. Plus it has honey, so I can't resist trying it.
Jolse, 19.98 $ // Tester Korea, 17.34 € // RoseRoseShop, 16.22 $ // eBay, from $16.08

10. BIORÉ UV Aqua Rich Watery Essence SPF50+ PA+++
This is a top recommendation from just about everyone for a very light sunscreen. I'm not sure which one is more popular, this one or the gel version, but I'm more drawn to the Essence. It's reasonably priced, but I hear these have a lot alcohol in them.
eBay, from $6.43

11. SKINFOOD Miracle Food 10 Solution Sun Essence SPF50+ PA+++
I'l again shallowly admit I like this for the packaging, but I read a review that praises it as a lovely, light sunscreen. I think I'll order it.
Jolse, 15.18 $ // Tester Korea, 14.45 € // eBay, from $14.33

12. SULWHASOO Capsulized Ginseng Fortifying Serum
This is insanely expensive if you get full size and that's why I plan to get samples. I hear this helps with the elasticity of the skin and that's what I really need at the moment because my smile lines are freaking me out.
Jolse full size, 106.23 $ // eBay samples from $2.50

13. ETUDE HOUSE Beauty Shot Photo Blur
I heard some good things about this primer, though reviews focused on its blurring effect and on how well it photographs, but it doesn't help with the staying power . I'll get samples first. 
Beautynetkorea, $12.90 // eBay, from $11.99


14. BANILLA CO. Miss Flower Mr Honey Hydrogel Masks
Another product in the Miss Flower Mr Honey line and I hear these are fantastic because they make the skin very glowy. 
Tester Korea, 3.4 € // eBay, from $5

15. TOSOWOONG Pure Propolis Mask
Again I'll say these interest me because they smell like honey, but I also hear they are very good because they contain propolis, niacinamide and adenocine, so they should make the skin glowy and very hydrated.
eBay, from $5.40 (for 3)

16. ETUDE HOUSE Black Hydrogel Eye Patch
This is just so adorable. I haven't heard much about if it actually works, but I'd love to give it a try.
Jolse, 3.98 $; Beautynetkorea, $3.75; eBay, from $3.77

17. ETUDE HOUSE Bubble Pore Cleansing Patch
Another cute product by EH. This one is like a nose strip except it starts to bubble like that famous Elizavecca bubble mask. 
eBay, from $3.50

18. ETUDE HOUSE Laugh Lines Care Patch
These are probably pointless apart from being hydrating, but I'd love to give them a go. Who knows, maybe they do a little something.
Jolse, 3.58 $; Tester Korea, 1.70 €; Beautynetkorea, $3.75; eBay, from $3.44

19. TONYMOLY Inked Cushion Liner
Both Essence and Catrice have cushion liners which I'm thinking about buying, but this one intrigues me more because it also looks so cool. I believe there are other shades of this than just black. 
Jolse, 6.73 $; Tester Korea, 7.80 €; RoseRoseShop, 6.81 $; Beautynetkorea, $8.57; eBay, from $7.61

20. SECRET KEY Gold Racoony Hydro Gel Mask Pack
Just a simple hydrating mask in a gel form instead of the classic sheet and with the cutest cartoon of a racoon. 
RoseRoseShop, 0.63 $;  Beautynetkorea, $3.75; eBay, from $3.07

21.SECRET KEY Gold Racoony 90 x Hydro Gel Eye & Spot Patches
I'm again unsure how gimmicky these are, but I noticed when I was taking before/after pictures for reviews that my circles started looking darker than usual, so I might give these a try. Again I'm a sucker for the packaging. You get 60 under eye patches and 30 round patches for spots. 
Tester Korea, 10.75 €; RoseRoseShop, 8.91 $;  Beautynetkorea, $9.88; eBay, from $8.90

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Asos Transitional Picks

After a huge wardrobe clear out I took to Asos for a little browse, to find picks for the upcoming months and to look for new staples to add to my collection...

I've picked pieces for the transition into spring, warm knits and cute sunnies too! I'm planning on investing on staples that I can mix and match together and that will hopefully last me a while - a striped tee, a cosy jacket and a floral dress to name a few! It wouldn't be an Asos wishlist without a pair of pyjamas or two too, I may have already snapped up this gorgeous satin set!

Here's my winter to spring, transitional picks!


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Asos Transitional Picks

After a huge wardrobe clear out I took to Asos for a little browse, to find picks for the upcoming months and to look for new staples to add to my collection...

I've picked pieces for the transition into spring, warm knits and cute sunnies too! I'm planning on investing on staples that I can mix and match together and that will hopefully last me a while - a striped tee, a cosy jacket and a floral dress to name a few! It wouldn't be an Asos wishlist without a pair of pyjamas or two too, I may have already snapped up this gorgeous satin set!

Here's my winter to spring, transitional picks!


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