October 2015 samples

What a crazy month! I was super busy at work and didn’t have much “me” time. I’d get home from work, (attempt to) cuddle with my cat, fall asleep for an hour or so, wake up to take a proper shower, and go to bed. I’d take a walk around the neighborhood just to get around, and, uh, kind of strayed into the beauty roadshops. Here’s some of the free samples I received this month.

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The Saem: tiny, tiny bottles of their Harakeke line. I haven’t tried these yet. I’ll have to bring out my beauty spatula to get the product out of these little bottles.

Recent special editions: Doraemon, Moomin, and more!

Special editions everywhere! Autumn in Korea is especially exciting, because of all the new releases for the “autumn lady” look, and also just because new season = new products.

 

A’Pieu

  • 2nd batch of Doraemon editions released this week: perfume mists, foundations, brow kits, and shading (contouring) kits. The All in One Perfume Mists and Air Fit Foundation are available in regular, non-Doraemon packaging, for the same price. The brow kits and shading kits appear to be new products.
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Mentholatum Melano CC Whitening Lotion

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Here’s Mentholatum’s Melano CC’s whitening lotion! The full name is quite a mouthful: “Melano CC Medicated Blemish Treatment Whitening Lotion. It’s a “lotion”, in the sense that it’s a skin treatment. It isn’t the typical creamy white lotion; it’s a colorless, thin liquid. It’s not sticky, it smells nice, and I’m convinced that it works.

An online shopping order in Korea, from start to finish

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One of the things I really like about Korea is the 빨리빨리 (ppalli ppalli: “hurry hurry” or “faster!”) culture. It has its pros and cons. Buildings get built with suspicious speed, an old shop shuts down and a new one replaces it and is fully functional within 48 hours, food gets delivered to your doorstep within the hour, any hour, even the line to the ladies’ bathroom moves quickly. Anyway. Combine 빨리빨리 and online shopping, and you get something that’s fast.

I recently discovered that I needed A’Pieu’s special edition Doraemon cushion case in my life. At 9,800 won for the case+BB cream, an extra applicator puff, and a refill, what’s not to like? I dreamed about it all day at work. When I got home, I caved and found myself on A’Pieu’s website (apieu.beautynet.co.kr).