Thursday, April 27, 2017

My Favorite US-based Asian Beauty Shops

I've been asked this a lot lately. Memebox, once my only choice for buying Asian beauty products and favorite shop for the past three years, announced not too long ago that they're doing some major downsizing. They are completely clearing out their warehouse, aside from their house brands (which, if I'm completely honest, I don't care for compared to other products, with the exception of a few BonVivant masks). They're also eliminating their referral and rewards programs, and have asked affiliates to remove all links as they'll no longer have an affiliate program as well. This has been a sad day for all us Memebox lovers, but unfortunately one that most of us saw coming back when they announced that they were no longer shipping internationally.

So in light of this otherwise frustrating situation - I wanted to share some great alternative shops to buy from within the US, for those like me who are impatient and like being able to buy items that are already within the country.
This post contains referral links.

Thursday, April 20, 2017

[JOLSE] VPROVE Rhodiola Power Cream Review

A few weeks ago I was lucky enough to win a the Vprove Rhodiola Pwer Cream from Jolse in exchange for my honest review. You all know I love trying new skincare, so of course I was overjoyed!
This item is a press sample, received in exchange for an honest review.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

April #SephoraPlay Unboxing

It's been exactly one year since I last received a Sephora Play box, and I honestly can't tell you why I decided to try it out again. I was in a mopey mood and eager to try something new, experimenting with makeup for a day and realizing everything I had was old and probably needing to be tossed out. It was like fate knocking at my door when I received an email that day letting me know Sephora Play had openings right now. So I signed up. I figured for $10 a month I couldn't loose! Was I right? Lets see...
This post contains affiliate links.

Saturday, April 15, 2017

#Leaders Labotica Cleansing Tissue Review

I think cleansing my face is my least favorite step of my routine. I hate splashing water on my face - getting water and soap in my eyes and nose, wondering if I got it all off, having to hold my breath.... It usually takes a lot of pumping myself up with "I bet you'll see lots of grits from using extra actives yesterday" or "you can use a peeling gel and see how much crap falls off your face" to get myself to start my routine. Other times, I take the easy way out and use a cleansing water or wipe.

A few weeks ago Leaders offered to send me a pack of their Green Tea Lip & Eye Point Remover Cleansing Tissue and I happily accepted. I was even more excited when they also sent me a pack of their Argan Oil Deep Cleansing Tissue as well! I've been using them for two weeks now, and feel like I'm ready to share my thoughts on both items.
This item is a press sample, received in exchange for an honest review.

Thursday, April 13, 2017

#AltheaKorea Haul Unboxing

I am always on the lookout for reliable Asian beauty shops to purchase new products from. I'll admit, I can be a bit picky - wait times, prices, and variety are all factors in whether or not I'll purchase from a shop or not, and if I'll be a return customer.

I was recently approached by Althea Korea, and asked to share a haul post in exchange for store credit to use towards a purchase. I do enjoy sharing hauls with you all, so of course I took this as a great opportunity to share a new experience with you all, and share some new products with my face - exciting for everyone involved.

I placed my order with Althea Korea on March 17th. I had a couple people ask to I'll mention that I did take advantage of their new customer discount as well. When I signed up 10 points ($10) were added to my account to use on my first purchase, and when my order was processed an additional 10 points were added to my account to use on a future purchase. I received a shipping notice on March 22nd, which is just five days (including a weekend) after my purchase. I had my package in hand on April 6th.

Let's take a look at my purchases, and I'll get into a few more details about ordering.

Monday, April 3, 2017

#StellaAndChewy's Meal Mixer Superblends Review | #ChewyInfluencer

If you're new here, Venus and I are part of the Chewy Influencer program, which means each month Venus gets to try something new that Chewy has to offer in their online store. has a wide variety of pet food ranging from wet to dry to raw to freeze dried, as well as treats, toys, and other pet supplies for cats, dogs, and more! For the month of March, Chewy sent Venus a bag of Stella & Chewy's Meal Mixer Superblends to try.
[This post contains a press sample.]