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Duesseldorf, NRW, Germany
Iam a German 40s/50s/60s Pin up Girl, Retro Addict and Weirdo. I love make up, to craft, do photoshootings and collect vintage clothes/ lingerie. In my blog you can read all about it, mashed up with my thoughts about fashion/styling.

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Samstag, 28. März 2015

Rockabilly Ruhrpott online auf Spiegel TV!

Guten morgen!

Heute bin ich aufgewacht und wollte nochmal schnell auf Facebook schauen um zu sehen was es neues gibt bevor ich frühstücke und mich für das Shooting mit Lucky Lola fertig mache! Und was sehe ich da?
Ich dachte erst, jemand postet da einen Scherz, aber ich habe nachgesehen und JA ICH BIN AUF DER ERSTEN SEITE VON SPIEGEL ONLINE! Und ich habe weiter nachgesehen und JA, DIESES WOCHENENDE ZEIGT SPIEGEL EXCLUSIV ROCKABILLY RUHRPOTT ONLINE!

Wenn ihr als 8 Jahre altes Material einer dickeren Sari sehen wollt ist das eure perfekte Chance. Ganz im Ernst, es ist eine wirklich sehenswerte Doku über Rockabilly Kultur im Ruhrpott.

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Good morning,

today I woke up and just wanted to check my Facebook before having breakfast an preparing for my shooting with Lucky Lola and I really thought someone was kidding when posting the above picture. So I checked and YES IT IS TRUE THAT IAM ON THE FIRST PAGE OF SPIEGEL ONLINE (If you are not familiar, this is a big deal in Germany)" Und I checked further and YES THIS WEEKEND YOU CAN WATCH ROCKABILLY RUHRPOTT ONLINE IN ITS ENTIRETY ON THEIR WEBSITE!

If you´d like to see 8 year old Material with a bigger Sari in it this is your perfect chance. Seriously, it is a great documentary about Rockabilly Culture in the Ruhrpott area.

Sonntag, 22. März 2015

Photoshooting with Tate Millinery Part 1

Hello everyone,

last weekend I took a superlong drinve (20 minutes;-) to a neighbour town and shot with lovely Karen from Tate Millinery and her just as lovely husband Andrea! We photographed around 30 hats (estimated number - I lost count because it were SO MANY beautifull hats!) within 3 hours (plus and hour for hair and make up and maybe another one for cupcakes).

So consider this part 1 of at least 4-5 parts full of awesome hats! Keep your eyes on the Online Shop as well and keep in mind: Most of those hats are customizable! So if you think by yourself "Oh, I love this hat, but it wouldn´t go with the clothes I have" - send a message to Tate Millinery to explore the options available! For your convenience I added the links straight to the hat below the picture.

















 
 

Did I promse too much? Those hats are truely awesome with great details and made by hand! Keep your eyes peeled for more!

Samstag, 21. März 2015

Peripera Frozen Wholly Deep Eyeliner Set

Hello everyone,

I suddenly feel the urge of buying korean gel eyeliner sets because I want more variation in my eye make up and thus I went to buy 3 different sets. Today I show you the first one.

I am probably the only person on earth who hasn´t seen "Frozen" yet, but taking a look at those beautiful colors I couldn´t resist! I bought this liner set at RoseRoseShop, which seems to be the cheapest source presently. I was thrilled to discover that RoseRoseShop added an beautiful Skinfood nail polish in a fab hot pink color for FREE!!! On top of it there was a sharpener for the pencils included as well!

The Wholly Deep Liner Kit comes from the korean brand Peripera and is a limited edition. Thus, if you want such a kit, too, you better get it now ;-) The liner kit is a mini-set, so keep that in mind. The size ratio of liner to nail polish gives a clue how small it is. It fits into the palm of my hands - more or less.

The liners are very soft. You don´t have to press them really hard to get colorful results. Give it a few moments to dry and it is set. I was beeing a bit hardcore and baked a cake an there are still traces of the eyeliners on my hand


Last Shooting with my old hair....

 Hello everyone,

I was completely convinced that I posted this lovely photos by Wu.nderland Photography MONTHS ago, however when I went to check I noticed that, well, I HADN´T. It must be my old age, that´s for sure! However it´s also my last photos with red hair and blonde streak, now it is red and black streaks all the way :-D

Enjoy my blonde streak for the last time ;-)






with a hat by Tate Millinery

















Samstag, 14. Februar 2015

Grace and Glory - Tearsheets

Hello everyone,

my printed copy arrived and here are my photos :-)




Photos & Retouch by Satin Paula Kopczynski
The book "Grace and Glory" is available on Amazon


Freitag, 13. Februar 2015

Grace and Glory - a book by Paula Kopczynski

Hello everyone,

I had the pleasure to work with Paula during two occasions, so when she asked me whether I wanted to see a preview of her newly released book "Grace and Glory" and whether I wanted to write a review about it I was on board immediately! 

I have to tell the funny and slightly weird story on how we got to know each other first. A few years ago the lovely Anne-Marie Morschek, designer of the lovely Shop Fräulein Valentine which happened to be in my neighborhood had a flyer in her shop window where someone was looking for models for an upcoming vintage styling book. As I am always on the look out for fun shooting I sent an email to the email adress stated on the flyer, along with some og my most beloved photos and I got an reply from Paula. 

It was something along the lines of "Is there any chance you happen to know my father?". After inquiring I found out that YES I had shooted in her dads studio with one of his photography students a few years back. What a fantastic and highly unlikely coincidence! so off course we were shooting for the book "Rock ´n´ Hair" together and the rest is history ;-)
Anyway, Paula has taken some amazing photos of beautifull retro ladies and gentlemen, both at studios, outdoors events etc etc and has put a collection of those into her new book "Grace and Glory". A few previously unreleased ones of myself are in it too, in case you wonder.

The book summary states: "As a creative, free spirit, she dedicates this book to her passion fervor for the mid-century. She combines the self-conception of the modern Lady and the contemporary masculinity with the glamorous look of that period. Those men and women are self-confident and in proper-style. They know what the want and they know how to style themselves. To collect all these images, Paula traveled throughout the world. The photos were shot within Europe, US, Australia, South Africa and Russia in between 2009-2014. She varies between using analog and digital cameras. The book is mainly shot with a digital medium format camera, as well as, 50's analog camera, and polaroid. The round about 200 photos show the rockabilly scene, the 50's, vintage, PinUps, Burlesque, HotRods, Car races ... and much more!"

On 164 pages you get to see beautifull people at beautifull places and amazing cars, so if you have a soft spot for those things (and let´s face it, who hasn´t?) it is really a book you should consider buying. Personally I allways love to look at other ladies and get inspired by their hair, make up, clothes etc... It probably says a lot about the quality of the book by stating that I have ordered a printed copy for myself ;-) I will make sure to post some photos of old me once it as come :-)


Donnerstag, 12. Februar 2015

Memebox January 2015

Hello everyone,

Memebox left the global community. And just like when you are beeing left by a lover it feels like you will never find someone to love you again, ehm, I mean, like you´ll never be a skin care affiliate again. Let´s face it, my blog is rather small in comparison to others. However as I purchased every box with my own money anyway I will just move on to another shop. Gimme a moment. *sighs* Ok, let´s get ready. I technically have 4 more boxes on the way but I am not sure I will review those.



















1. The choute Aurora Pearl base 30ml (full size! Price 18$)
What I think:
Enriched with peppermint extract and lemon blam this primer is meant to have micro declectors which  catch and reflect klight to give a subtle glow, make skin appear more perfect, hydating the skin, locking in moisture and brightening the overall complexion. On top of it it has a damn pretty packaging with a pearlesque sheen to it. I haven´t tried the base yet because I still use another one, but I am very curious to try it. I really hope the effect IS subtle and not in the discoball spectre.

2. Secret Nature Moringa Seed Toner 130 ml (full size! Price 31$)
What I think:
this toner is meant to clarify your skin with Morninga seed extracts, hibiskus flower, fermented lotus and purified water. This sounds really nice as I have a thing for fermented stuff. This toner is not on top of my list presently cause I have SO MUCH STUFF TO USE, but it will be used sooner or later ;-) It comes in a really nice glass bottle!

3. Pureplus Acai Berry Magic Bubble Cleansing Foam 80ml (full size! Price 12$)
What I think:
This cleansing foam is meant to be skin perfecting with the help of acai berries and other super berries. It probably smells nice, but I am not very excited about it. It claims collagen production increases when you use this cleanser. I don´t think a cleanser can do this. The packaging is rather boring and I have so many cleansers with skin perfecting claims. i think I will start using it in summer to smell the berries, not because I really believe it´s claims ;-)

4. Mimi Lauryne´s Beauty Lesson Hand Cream 50ml (Full size 17$)
What I think:
There were three fragrance options and I got citrus. The handcreams are enriched with macadamia seed oil and while I love macadamia and citrus I really can´t get excited about hand cream really...

5. Esthetic House Vitamin 3000 Vitamin C Vita Capsule Cream 30ml (full size! Price: 24$)
What I think:
I got the Vitamin B option in the Detox and Renew Box an I am curious to try them both. I anticipate that I will prefer the Vitamin C one because it helps with refining the appearance of pores and fades dark spots and pigmentation.

6. Syndrome Cosmetics Pouch Sample: CB Revitalizing Fermentation Essence 1g x 2 (full size 100ml, price 58$)
What I think:
I love galactomyces and anything anti aging, but two tiny pouches are not really suitable to test something about long term results. Also let´s take a moment and think about the companies name... Syndrome Cosmetics. Huh???

7. Syndrome Cosmetics Pouch Sample: CB Cream Gold 1g x 2 (full size 35ml, Price 55$9
What I think:
It is advertised as an miraculous facial cream which visibly brightens the skin tone and locks in moisture while providing anti wrinkling effects. I am suffering from the cosmetics pouch syndrome where you really want to have several pouches to give things a try. I would have preffered either 4 of this cream OR of the essence. This way it feels really meh to me.

Altogether:
This box has good moments (pearl base, moringa toner and Vita 3000 Cream), but also weaknesses (help! Another hand cream! oh no, tiny tiny pouches!) so it is really a mixed bag for me. Not among my favourites.

Memebox Detox and Renew

Hello everyone,

farewell Memebox. Forever? For a few months? I have no idea. Memebox closed down shipping internationally but before this I went on a last super haul. Now I should have enough to last until 2017 - at last. And because Nomen est Omen (and admittedly cause I saw the unboxing and loved the contents) I settled for the Detox and Renew Box. Turns out all items were fullsize!






1. GUAAM Method Black Pearl Protein (Conchiolin) 35 Whitening serum 60ml (full price 30$)
What I think:
This serum is meant to renew skin with bifida, AHA and black pearl proteins.  n addition it is free of chemical preservatives, artificial fragrance, artificial colors, mineral oils, sillicone oils, sulfates, parabens and EDTA. I have no idea what EDTA is, but if it´s absence is good for my skin I am glad :-) I think it sounds really good and it comes with an information flyer on what the GUAAM Methode is (in short: all natural incredents to get rid of any toxins in the skin). This Serum will get into my rotation as soon as a capacity opens for it.

2. Yadah Anti Trouble Bubble Cleanser 150 ml (Price 27$)
What I think:
This cleanser uses salicylic essence to fight acne and blemishes. It´s detoxifying the pores by clarifying the build up of dirt and oil build up. Now I have recently read that salicylic acid in cleansers don´t do much because you rinse them off so quickly, but it sure won´t harm to use this. Also the packing looks so damn cute and I have a bizarre attachment to cleansers anyway. Let´s face it: Salycilic acid or not - I love cleansers!

3. Mayn Bio Mineraltox Mist 100 ml (Price 44$)
What I think:
First of all I love the novelty value because it has little stones in it resembling the Seramis stones for indoor plants. When you shake it it even sounds like them. Reading the Memebox card it is revealed that those are "secret beads" made with ions and mineral water. I don´t really believe in a function, but if someone spontaniously starts to play music I can jam along shaking my mist :-) The rest of the incredients convince me more: lemon balm, apple mint and royal jelly. If it smells the way it sounds I see it as a perfect spring and summer mist (also in regards that there will be street musician anywhere and it´s easier to jam with someone in that case;-)

4. Araon Detox Skin Essence 100ml (Price 34$)
This essene is formulated with maple water, green tea extract and other skin detoxifying extracts and s meant to make the skin brighter and more even toned. I love that this thing is soooo big and will make sure to try it, maybe togeter with the GUAAM Serum for super detoxifing power?

5. Esthetic House Vitamin 3000 Vitamin B Vita Capsule Cream 30ml (Price 24$)
This Cream is meant to sooth irritated and inflamed skin.  I will keep it for really bad skin days.

Altogether:
I have not the slightest doubt about this purchase. Thinking about it this is almost an entire skin care routine on it´s own (Only toner is missing;-). There is nothing that is a total miss for me so I am very happy with the products.

Memebox Korean Beauty Starter Set #2 Sampler Kit


Hello everyone,

Memebox is now officially closed for International buyers, but I still have some reviews to write. Granted, I am not an affiliate anymore (cause what sense would it make to promote something I can´t buy?). I bought a few more boxes before the closing, and thus I have 3 more to review and 4 (I think) more on the way. Well, that should be enough products to keep me busy for a while.



This set didn´t come with a printed card, but the contents where revealed on the Memebox site straight away....

What I think:

1. Pisteo Bright and Pure C Serum 7ml x5
We are starting with the main attraction of the box: I really, really wanted those! I love Vitamin C Serum (I have tried the OST C20 and the Unnie Vitamin Serum so far) and those were 25$ for one tiny bottle on the Memebox site. I had a OST C20 serum on my ebay watch list and considering this would have cost almost the same of the box, I went for the box instead ;-) Like this I get some awesome freebies, that´s the way I see it any way ;-)

2. Memebox Make up Pouch
Let´s be honest, this is not the cutest pouch ever, but it will come in handy when I take some stuff along for shootings as it´ll make things easy to find. It´s not the most luxurious item either and  wouldn´t have bought it in the shop. I consider it a freebie.

3. Too Cool for School Dinoplatz Cinema City 10ml
I had this CC Cream before and really liked it. It was adjusting to my skin really nicely and had a very nice feel. It comes out in a white colour and you rub it in your hands until you get a color match for your skin. This will be nice for travelling.

4. Botanic Hill Boh Radiant Youth Ampoule Essence  5ml
I had one of those in a previous Memebox. It is a nice ampoule which moisturizes your face, however I didn´t really feel that it did anything else. The consistency of this ampoule is oily, basically you have two liquids in this bottle and have to shake it so it mixes with each other. This is a handy size and actually those 5ml last forever because you only need a few drops per day.

 5. Dermalift Internsive Aqua Rich Cream 15ml x 3
As mentioned before this was a favourite item in a previous Memebox. So this was the second main attraction and reason why I wanted to have this specific box. The moisturizers gel formula sinks into your skin like a dream with ZERO residue. all you feel is wonderfully moisturized skin. The perfect product for spring and summer!

6. 7 Drops Moringa light Sunblock SPF ++5 7g
I don´t really get the product: The SPF is really low so I don´t really see myself using it.

7. Plagentra White Mark Cream 15g
I don´t really suffer from stretch marks (ok, I have a few, but nothing extraordinarity drastic) so I guess I will pass it on to someone else. This is an repeat product and  haven´t used the one I received previously either.

8. Ryo Anti Hairloss Treatment 2x50g
I received this before. Don´t let the description fool you - it is an conditioner, not a shampoo. I haven´t used it yet, considering I now have 3 of those I better love it (or gift it all to friends)

Altogether:
I went for this box mostly for the Vitamin Serum and the Aqua Rich Cream, but even though I am not thrilled about every single product I feel that it was worth it in order to stock up ;-)

Samstag, 31. Januar 2015

Memebox K-Beauty Wrap up No. 2

Dear all,

I realised I missed doing a review on another Memebox - mainly because this one didn´t have a printed card. However as I am in Meme-panic mode (they stop shipping globally on February 10th) I decided to quickly do the review anyway.



 And this photo is taken from the Memebox website:



1. O’GCE Minus Touch Cooling Nose Pack Set [Cooling Nose Pack 10pcs + Pore Slim Pad Pouch 10pcs]
Full size product: 10pcs + 10pcs ($24)
Product Description
No more blackheads and oily mess around your noses! The Cooling Nose Pack’s blend of blue menthol, button flower, arnica, and pancratium maritimum extract effectively soothe and cool down dry, irritated nose. Then the Pore Slim Pad’s gentle formula based on camellia extracts and witch hazel extracts works to tighten and refresh visibly enlarged pores.

How to use
Cleanse the nose thoroughly with water. With dry hands, remove the translucent film from the Cooling Nose Pack and place the smoother side over your nose. Let it rest for 10~15 minutes. Peel off from the outer edges. Gently rinse with water or toner. As for the Pore Slim Pad, place it over puffy eyes or nose in the morning for about 10~15 minutes. Remove and follow with toner and emulsion.

 What I think:
I won´t have use for the nose pack because my blackheads are barely visible. My boyfriend will be receiving those. I am interested in the pore slim pads though, but will use them in summer when the heat really enlarges my pores :-)

2. ECLADO Real Radiance Whitening Cream 40g
Full size product: 40g ($50)
Product Description
This non-sticky, lightweight formula absorbs into skin smoothly to reduce appearance of dry patches and roughened skin texture and to brighten up dulled complexion. A blend of allantoin, licorice, niacinamide, hyaluronic acid, green tea extracts, and portulaca extracts replenishes, softens, and rejuvenates to give skin a healthy glow and youthful radiance.

How to use
Massage the cream gently all over clean face as the last step to skin care. Pat it in with clean hands for full absorbance.

What I think:
I really like Whitening creams, but I have quite a few in my stash. Sure, this will get used at some point or given away to someone else, but it has not top-priority in my stash right now.

what I received - Ignore the missing concealer. I got it, but it went missing in my huge make up case
3. MINERAL BIO Natural Mineral White Clay Pack 80ml
Full size product: 80ml ($24)
Product Description
Detoxify, purify, and refine the skin with the power of white clay. Combined with the pore-unclogging and oil-absorbing powers of kaolin and pure mineral water, this detoxifying mask helps to exfoliate dead skin cells and rid the pores of harmful, pore-clogging toxins. It also shrinks enlarged pores for the look of pore-free, porcelain skin, and controls shine for a refined look. All the products from Mineral Bio are greatly acknowledged for high content of natural mineral water which was also approved and categorized by the US FDA as being ‘High Mineral Content.’

How to use
Spread the clay pack evenly over clean face. Leave it on for 10~15 minutes. Massage gently with lukewarm water and rinse off. Follow with toner. Recommended to be used 2~3 times a week.
(Best Before January 13th, 2016)

What I think:
I hate having products with such a nearby expiery date because it means I have to start using it soon. I presently use up my claypatra clay mask sample, once it is used up I will start using this mask. I normally do clay masks once a week, so I hope I can actually use this up before it expires. I appreciate I got it, but not the expiry date :-(

4. I.MYSS Natural Toc Face Tuning Eye Cream 30ml
Full size product: 30ml ($30)
Randomly selected from Tea Tree, Argan Oil

Product Description
It’s about time you upgrade your skincare regimen to include things like eye creams – if you wish to maintain your youthfulness for as long as possible! The Natural Toc Face Tuning Eye Cream enriched with natural ingredients such as tea tree extracts and argan oil are perfect for those just entering the world of ‘anti-aging’. It’s gentle in formula, deliver intense hydration and nutrition, and suitable for daily use because it melts softly into eye contours with a moist, light finish.

How to use
Apply gently to eye contours. Use the tip of your ring finger to dab it on.

What I think:
I got the tea tree variation and I am not sure whether I want to put tea tree so close to my eyes. I will try it at some point, but I would have prefered the argan oil variation. I never break out around my eyes anyway so I don´t get the point of having an eye cream with tea tree oil (as much as I love tea tree otherwise)

5. I.MYSS Cantabile Stick BB Concealer 1ea
Full size product: 1ea ($13)
Randomly selected from #01 Light Beige, #02 Natural Beige

Product Description
Cantabile Stick BB Concealer adheres tightly over blemishes or acne scars to provide flawlessly smooth and porcelain-finish coverage. It comes in an easy-to-carry stick type and its moisturizing formula enriched with vitamin E complex helps maintain skin moist and soft.

How to use
Dab over skin imperfections you wish to cover up. Blend it in using a foundation brush or your finger. Re-apply as needed throughout the day.

What I think:
It is a really nice light textured concealer. I used it several times and liked it - it is somewhere in my make up stash and I intend to find it again ;-)

6. XAIVITA+ Goat Milk Skin Care Series
1) Goat Milk Bubble Soap 85g
This bubble soap formulated from rich goat milk helps rid of accumulated wastes, dead skin cell and excessive sebum with a powerful deep cleansing effect while maintaining the soft and supple feeling afterwards. It’s non-irritating as it carries no harmful toxins and only bases its gentle formula on naturally derived cleansing agents.
2) Goat Milk Moisturizing Hand Cream 70ml
Goat milk with abundant moisturizing agents deeply replenishes dry, roughened hands and creates a protective moisture film over the skin to maintain your hands soft and silky.
3) Goat Milk Wrinkle Essence 80ml
This is an anti-wrinkle facial essence enriched with goat milk nutrients for creating a protective moisture film over skin and providing instant hydration and nourishment deep into the skin. It feels in fine lines and wrinkles and tightens up saggy skin to give skin extra firmness and elasticity.
4) Goat Milk Vitamin Scrub Foam Cleansing 150ml
This is a scrub foam cleanser containing goat milk and abundant vitamin nutrients to help exfoliate excess skin impurities, dust, dead skin cell, and sebum. It will deep cleanse the face and replenish vitality and healthy glow to your face. Contains no artificial additives thus gentle and non-irritating to all skin types.
5) Goat Milk Bubble Foam Cleansing 150ml
This is a bubble foam cleanser enriched with goat milk to deep cleanse, soften, smoothen, and rid the skin of excessive sebum, oil, dirt, and wastes. Its moisturizing formula leaves skin moist and supple. Especially recommended for dry and sensitive skin types.

What I think:
I received the soap bar, which I hoped I wouldn´t. I would have prefered the essence or one of the cleanser options. It smells nice, but I am not sure I will use it.

Altogether: I am disappointed about the clay mask expiry date. I would have preffered the argan oil eye cream and anything from the goat series but the soap bar or the hand cream. The rest of is is things I don´t urgently need. It is a box with high potencial and if there are options there is allways room for gamble but this time it seems like I mostly lost in it. Well, it can happen ;-)

Snail Bee High Content Mask Pack Review

Dear all,

I am a huge Benton Snail Bee Fan so when I placed a Memebox Shop order I decided that I would put two Benton Masks in my order as well to see how I like it.After all they are just 2$.

WHAT IT DOESThis Snail Bee High Content Mask Pack is concentrated with cell regeneration snail mucin, and blemish fighting bee venom to encourage the skin’s natural recovery function. It provides a rich infusion of moisture and nutrients to the skin to help improve skin texture.

HOW TO USEApply onto cleansing the skin. Use 1 to 2 times a week for improved clarity.

KEY INGREDIENTSSnail Secretion Extract 90%, Bee Venom, EGF, Aloe, Phyto-Oligo

What I think:
I wore this sheet mask for 15 minutes and it had a nice, refreshing and slightly brightening effect. Over all I like this mask but I had heard from people that had really dramatic results (in a good way) using it. I can´t say that this was the case for me, but if I see those in a sale I will probably get more of them because they are really nice. My favourite Benton product will remain the snail bee essence, but it is hard for a mask sheet to compete with that.

I am still waiting for a few parcels, but I don´t know whether they will arrive before Memebox says goodbye to their global customers. If it is still timely enough  will post more reviews, if not, well, than I won´t.

Neogen Code9 GoldBlack Caviar Essence & Gold ToxTightening set Review

Hello everone,

as I loved the Skinfactory 7 seconds sheets my fingers itched when I found that the Memebox Shop had a similar product. The Neogen Code9 GoldBlack Caviar Essence & Gold ToxTightening set has a similar principle, but is from another company and has other incredients (so, yeah, technically it is only the same kind of use ;-)

Description:
What I think:
So, this is what the GoldTox Set looks like in real life. It comes with it´s own stand, own tweezer, the essence and the peeling pads. Once you put it all together it doesn´t look too scary anymore (as opposed to the 4 seperate packages you get once you open your Memeshop parcel. 

 
















I put all the essence over the peeling pads and it is really PLENTY of essence! The jar overflows with gold flecked essence. I will still have tons of essence left once I run out of peeling pads, but that is cool with me. I can still apply it to my face by had or pour some on a cotton and tap it all over my face.

The peeling pads are a bit more rough than the 7 seconds sheet and feel richer in essence, but that is fine! I tend to use them in the morning when I have to be ready extra quick and feel like my skin needs a bit of extra care. You´ll be happy to hear that it doesn´t smell of caviar at all ;-) No fishy surprises. Instead it has a really nie citrus-y fruity fragrance.It is now 47$ in the Memeshop, but when I got it it was 22$ with free shipping. I don´t think I will repurchase it because there are so many more peeling pads around and while it is really nice it´s no holy grail product for me. Frankly: It is very expensive! So even if it was a holy grail item I would look for a cheaper option.


Pure Smile Honey Queen Cleansing oil

Hello everyone,

in December I ordered a few things from the Memebox Shop and I will review them now so if you are interested in something you can still get it before Memebox is closing down their International Shipping. 

I start off with the Pure Smile Honey Cleansing Oil which costs 14$ in the Memebox Shop.

Product Description
Formulated with real honey and acai berries, this is the ultimate first-step cleansing oil for melting away even the most adherent, waterproof eye and lip makeup without dehydrating or stimulating the skin.

How to Use
Pump out several times and gently roll it over your eyes and lips for 30 seconds. Rinse off with lukewarm water. It’s recommended to use a foam cleanser for 2nd step cleansing. 

What I think:
The fact that it features honey intrigued me and I had still to find my perfect cleansing oil. I have tried Banila.co Zero and it is nice, though sometimes leaves a residue on my skin, I tried to Camelia Oil cleanser that one can also get on the Memebox site and it was nice, but I felt I could still do better. 

Honey Queen is indeed an oil that you pump on your hands and it stays oily throughout the entire cleansing process. BUT: Once you wash it off it is gone with NO RESIDUE! You will only have ultra-soft smooth and thouroughly cleansed skin! It is truely a holy grail product for me and I hope to stock up on it! It has a slight honey fragrance as well. Nothing too extreme thought, but you may want to take note if you are sensitive to fragrances. I have yet to find a Pure Smile product that I hate ;-) I highly, highly recommend this product!

Memebox Global 18

Hello everyone,

the clock is ticking until Memebox stops shipping to anywhere but Korea, China and the USA and this time it might be forever (remember: this situation occoured last year as well). I received Global Box #18 and want to share my thought. You can still buy it on the Memebox site.


 1. Purederm Shower Jelly 100g (full size! Price: 6$)
What I think:
I received the Brightening Milk and I look forward to try it. I am not that much into the fragrance (I admit I sniffled) but I think it´ll be fun to use something with a jelly texture. I have many shower gels in use presently so this one is waiting for the next rotation in my shower gel cycle (I presently use Xmas-sy fragranced stuff)

2. Dr. MJ Bee Tox Control Cream 55 ml (full size! Price 50$)
What I think:
My Benton Snail Bee Steam Cream slowly comes to an end and it seems like Memebox delivered the perfect follow up for it. This cream includes bee venom, propolis, tea tree leaf water, rosemary extracts and calendula. This sounds almost too good a incredients list to be true and I can´t wait! Maybe 1-2 weeks more till I start with it.

3. echoice Hand Theraphy 60g (full size! Price 2$)
What I think:
echoice is my favourite so-cheap-you-can´t-believe-it brands from korea. I have enought hand creams for the time beeing, but it is nice to have another one for the stash. It is meant to be rose fragranced - so I guess I keep it for next fall.

4. Puresmile Animal Point Pad (full size! Price 1$)
What I think:
I received the guava version. You can use those pads to stick them to your face when there are dry patches. It contains guava, vitamin e, hyaluronic acid and natto gum. This is a nice emergency case product if you need quick relief.

5. Derma Lift Intensiderm Aqua Rich Cream 3x 15ml (full size 50ml, Price 42$)
What I think:
Described as a priduct for dry skin I was worried it would be too rich for my combination skin. Not quite! It is quickly absorbed and leaves no residue. The small tubes are perfect for travelling and I bought another box based on the fact there are more of those. You can guess I am a real fan of those!

6. Touch by Lee Kyung Min Extreme Shield Master 2.2 ml (full size! Price 45$)
What I think:
This product is meant to be put on dry patches and features essence type oil. My skin is not dry presently so I haven´t use for it yet. Maybe I will gift it away to someone who has more use for it.

Altogether:
My favourite: Derma Lift Cream and the Bee Tox Cream! Everything else is nice freebies that I don´t REALLY, REALLY need but that are nice to have. The Extreme Shield Master is nothing I can use, but I will find a taker ;-)