Friday, 11 April 2014

♡ Honest Skin Haul ♡

みなさん、こんにちは!


Now before you all wonder "Hey I thought you were doing a spending ban?" I am still doing that it's just that I ordered this with my last paycheque in March as I had run out of my usual beauty products and so thus that is why we are here. Plus also the packages arrived on the 1st of April so it was a nice beginning to my spending ban that's for sure!

I actually never heard of honestskin.com until someone (probably from the site) left a comment on one of my old posts and so... despite nagging feelings about scams and stuff... I decided to google and upon finding out that it is not indeed a scam site, I proceeded to see what was available and I was really was not disappointed at all. First off; the site was holding a 30% sale so how could you not purchase something at this point? Secondly; the site is extremely easy and straightforward to navigate around and find exactly what you're looking for, which for me is a good point because I get so frustrated when you cannot find the products you want and there is no organisation whatsoever (once bitten, twice shy moment) Thirdly; the payment method is quick, painless and the fact they just use paypal for an option, it is like angel noises for me. So overall this site is ringing on all levels and it is definitely a site I recommend for everyone.

Now, once you've decided all that you've purchased and go on for payment, on the page where it wants you to fill in all of your details, it has a section telling you when the next shipment shall be sent out. When I placed my order it was on the 14th of March and in that section it said that the next date wouldn't be until around the 4th of April... which made me a little agitated but it all worked out in the end as it in fact shipped out on the 19th of March, with a tracking number and everything at no extra cost which was a lovely surprise, and it arrived safely to me on my doorstep on the 1st of April - so no jokes happening there... /l a m e/

Everything came all wrapped up, all lovely and securely in bubble wrap so there were no damages to any of the products inside. 10 gold stars there.

It's Skin Rice Ceramide Moisture Toner, Emulsion & Cream

First impressions; there isn't anything special about this set... it's meant to help keep the moisture balance in your skin and even boost the moisture levels. Like a traditional toner > emulsion > cream kit it contains rice extracts and ceramide (which is a family of waxy lipid modules... google it) and honestly this has a really pungent smell. I also have combination skin so let's see if these products will either dry out my skin or make it extremely oily or hopefully do what it says on the packaging.

TONYMOLY Tomatox & Latte Art Cream-In Scrub

First impressions; I have such a thing for anything TONYMOLY at the moment as their packagings are beyond cute and these two products didn't disappoint in that end of the market for me. My favourite is definitely the scrub as it honestly smells like sugary coffee and despite the fact that it was a lot smaller than I thought it would be (especially for £7 I did think it would be double the size...) it's something I am looking forward to using the most. Also the Tomatox whitening cream I have heard so many positive things about it that it just seemed crazy not to purchase and the smell is really light and airy (if that can even be a thing?) and it doesn't feel all heavy and greasy when I tested it out on the back of my hand.

TONYMOLY Dear Me Balancing Lotion & Toner

First impressions; again it's the packaging... I couldn't resist the pastel pink and white picture online and these products are a re-purchase anyway so nur. I loved how smooth and soft the products made my skin feel and they lasted for aaagggeeesss last time as well so these, most certainly, had to become another investment. Plus as I have a line up of things to actually use, these have been stored into my 'emergency' box for future use.

ETUDE HOUSE Dear My Blooming Lipsticks in BE104 & RD302

First impressions; cute packaging again and the colours are a lot darker in person than they are on a computer screen that's for sure. I got my safe colours (nude and red) just in case and already I'm intrigued by them. I've heard mixed reviews about these lipsticks so I thought it was time to get a couple to see for myself what was happening. Also these have a pretty, non-waxy, smell to them which is always a bonus for me as I love sweet smelling things.

Innisfree No Sebum Mineral Powder

First impressions; sturdy and simple. As I needed a new pore powder and sadly my usual Baby Face Pore Powder was out of stock so I went with this one instead. Hopefully this will be just as good as my previous or hey, hopefully it'll be even better we'll just have to see.

Freebies

The only freebies I was expecting were a few beauty/make-up sample pieces that tends to arrive whenever I purchase anything Korean related and I was pleasantly surprised to find a few face masks inside my parcel that's for sure. I'm excited to try out the Skin Food Black Sugar Serum the most as I've been hearing good things about this particular product and line... so now I can try before (even thinking about) buying!

All in all I've been really impressed by this website and their services and I honestly (no pun intended) recommend it from the bottom of my heart. It's not one of the cheapest sites though when there isn't a sale on... I've noticed that the prices are closer to shop value than trying to be cheaper like other websites and ebay sellers. Mind you, certain products actually turn out to be cheaper on here than via other stores etc so if you do want to make a purchase, do have a shop around and find what is best for you. I will definitely purchase from Honest Skin again though as their services are to notch as well as having products that seem to be sold out on other places.

On that note; I just wanted to say a massive THANK YOU to everyone who has already entered my giveaway! I am already overwhelmed and honoured to the people that decided to join in and also a big HELLO to all of my new followers! I will go through all the entries and check out everyone's blogs and other sites very soon I promise as well as noting down all of your kind suggestions for what to do in the future of this blog ヾ(*⌒ヮ⌒*)ゞ if you want to come and join along click HERE please thank you very very much wow so much over whelming happening I can't even ヽ( °◇°)ノ

Thanks for reading!
xoxo

3 comments:

  1. Foodaholic masks are thebomb.com!!! Awesome that they gave you a few :D I'd love to have more of their 3D masks.

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  2. @Sample; gosh they are aren't they?! I was really surprised to have received some :o good thing as well because I was down to my last two sheet masks and my other orders haven't arrived yet (purchased before shopping ban!) D8
    xoxo

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  3. I nominated you on Liebster Award :)

    http://arelitabitha.blogspot.com/2014/04/first-liebster-award.html

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