Korean Beauty Mixed With a Bit of Fun!
I'm probably not alone when I admit that sometimes I get a little bored with my skincare & makeup routine at times. I've also found, that brands aren't as interested in keeping things interesting either- they would rather spend less time and money on creating and putting out a product, than they would actually creating a quality product that's super adorable too! Just because we want our products to work and composed of quality ingredients, doesn't mean that we want items that aren't fun to use as well!
Although I'm now an adult, I still enjoy a bit of fun...even if it's something simple like my makeup or skincare products ;) That's why I've also become a big fan of Korean items as several of the well-known Korean brands take this fun approach. Two of those that are my fav's, are TONYMOLY and The Face Shop.
You can find both of these brand's products on Amazon [see the links below my reviews!] & also at Kollectionk. This company is an online store that offers up all sorts of fantastic and super adorable Korean skincare and other beauty items. Get the lowdown on 2 of my top picks below, from TONYMOLY and The Face Shop:
The Beauty Closet Recommends:
Hello Bunny Perfume Bar
No. 3 Bloom Bunny
*amazon.com w/Prime shipping pricing!
If there was ever a super adorable way to wear your fragrance, this is it! Not only is this little bunny happen to be ultra cute, but he's just around $9- making him a great buy as well ;) At this price, you can get one for yourself and they make wonderful gifts! I've snagged a few of TONYMOLY's product before and I loved them, so I had a feeling I was going to love their perfume bars! There are a few versions of these out there and the Hello Bunny Perfume Bars were the first of these that TONYMOLY created.
The new collection - Pocket Bunny Perfume Bars, feature 3 scents, bunny types, and colors/shades for each scent. I decided to go with the No.3 Bloom Bunny as I found it to be adorable. This super cute perfume bar is even cuter in person ;) It's also really easy to use- especially on-the-go! Bloom Bunny is small enough to take with you and the twist-up feature makes application a cinch. The scent is a nice & light floral fragrance with Jasmine, Rose, Geranium, Amber, Lemon, Citrus, & musk woody notes.
It's hard to believe that this adorable item is so affordable! It's often out-of-stock, but I've been able to find it at the TONYMOLY U.S. site for around $16 and there are a few sellers on Amazon.com as well. If you do manage to find it on Amazon, go for a seller that has a really good rating and offers Prime shipping. I actually saved about $7 by finding it there and using my Prime membership to get FREE 2-day shipping.
The Face Shop
Lovely ME:EX Dessert Lip Balm
*Amazon.com w/Prime membership pricing!
I hadn't tried any of The Face Shop products in the past, so I was really excited to see what they were all about. For starters, I LOVE the brand's site: it's unique and creative! It's also super easy to navigate and features a book type of navigation that allows for you to find exactly what you're looking for. This cool Korean skincare brand launched in 2003 and began expanding into overseas markets from 2004-2009 - they are now in over 25 countries worldwide and have over 2,300 stores.
Their prices are fairly decent as well, making them affordable and their vast variety of items means that there's something for every beauty-lover! I am probably like most of us when I say that I have just a "few" lip colors & other various lip care products ;) My collection has taken up a life all it's own and it now in a few different areas since it's outgrown it's original spot on my desk at home...I'm fairly certain my fiance isn't that too much of a fan of this occurrence [lol!]. That hasn't stopped me from snagging a new lip color, balm, or gloss though ;)
When I came across The Face Shop's Summer-themed lip balm, I couldn't resist- it's just too cute! It turns out, that not only is this product adorable, but it happens to taste great as well. You can use the provided mini "honey dipper" that easily clicks into place for storage, inside the lid. This portion can snap shut and then screws off to reveal the lip balm.
I like to lightly swipe the stick across a couple of times on the product and then use it to apply directly onto my lips. Because of this unique and super cute feature, this is an excellent product to take with you on-the-go as well. As for the shade, it's light and more on the tint side than a deeply pigmented color- but it's great to wear alone or layer with other lip colors/products too! There are 2 other flavors/colors/tints available: Orange & Honey- I can't wait to give these a try...
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