My Top Korean Beauty Picks

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Korea’s Best in Beauty

A lot of you guys have been asking me about Korean beauty products. It’s something I haven’t really covered before but I wanted to share with you some of my top picks. Amazon actually has a lot really great authentic Korean beauty products and since you’ve asked most about skin care, makeup and hair care, we’ll cover my top picks here:

1) Skin Care

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TONYMOLY I’m Real Mask Sheets: These masks are made of 100% natural pulp and each one is different. They come in a 5 pack, which I suggest so you can try different ones and see which ones you like best. The Lemon brightens, the Tea Tree is more soothing, Avocado is for moisture, and so on. It’s nice having variety to play around with.

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LG Su:m 37 White Award Detox Mask: This serum mask has vitamin E, omega 6, omega 9. IT’s shipped from South Korea, so depending on where you are may take some time to get to you but it’s worth it.

 

Makeup

I think eyes are really important so both of my picks for makeup (not surprisingly) are for eyes…

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The TONYMOLY Pandas Dream So Cool Eye Stick is great for tired or puffy eyes. It’s cooling and moisturizing, helping to brighten the delicate skin around yours eyes.

 

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VDL Expert Color Eye Book 6.4 No.1: I love the colors on this. The Marsala is amazing and the mirror is nice and big.

Hair Care

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Atomy Herbal Hair Conditioner: If you have damaged hair from coloring then this conditioner is amazing. It’s really moisturizing and enriching so even if you don’t color your hair it will make it shinier and healthier.

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Nature Republic Argan Essential Deep Care Hair Pack: Another deep moisturizer for hair that will bring out the shine. This has enriched argan oil, which is great for getting thicker healthier hair.

Hope that helps you out! For more on korean fashion check outour home page or check out my post: Korean Beauty Box Review – Memebox, Yesstyle Subscriptions US, UK, Canada + Coupon.

That article is a bit long, so if you want to go straight to the coupon for Memebox you can check out the new post. In summary you get 10% off of any purchase, whether it’s a beauty box or anything else.

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Learning Korean – How To Learn to Speak Korean Online Fast

Learn Korean with Kpop

When you learn Korean you get a lot more out of the music, which is why I started learning it. The language is very contextual so it’s pretty fun and relatively simple to learn. Yes, there are honorifics and formal vs informal speech. But, the grammar is really simple because tit was designed the be simple. In English there are so extra words used to describe the relationships of different words to each other. In Korean, the language uses mostly context to explain meaning of the sentence. This make for a much simpler grammatical structure that is pretty easy to learn.

So this is the new Korean learning site I’m trying out. They have a free trial, who wants to try it with me?

Learning To Speak Korean Helps Get More Out of Korean Dramas

Also, when watching Kdramas it is really useful. While the subtitles are great, once you start to learn the language you see how the subtitles. When you start to learn the language you see how the subtitles don’t always convey the entire meaning of what is being said. The subtitles are incredibly useful, but you’ll get a lot more out of the drama when you understand the specific words used. The cultural differences also influence the word usage.

Knowing the culture a little bit makes the drama make a lot more sense. For example, when a girl calls a boy older than her “oppa” that can be significant. If that boy is her real brother then it might not mean anything. But when a girl calls a boy that she likes “oppa” she is verbally trying to be closer to him. If you were to translate that, it would just say older brother. But once you know what it really means and the significance in the culture, oppa has a much bigger meaning depending on the context.

This is just one example of how knowing the Korean language better give what is being said a lot more depth and make the dramas more enjoyable to watch.

How to Learn Korean Faster

If you want to learn Korean faster, I suggest that you try out a program for it. You can pick stuff up on your own with dramas and kpop, but if you really want to make progress it’s a good idea to try a program like Korean Class 101.

They’ll help you by starting with the basics of what you want to know and help you grow from there. It’s a really good idea to just get started with the Korean lessons right away. you would be amazed at how much faster you learn. When you have a structured system that explains it to you and breaks it down into its simplest components it makes it so much easier.

You know how you hear the same phrases over and over again in kpop songs, like saranghae, ottokae, and all those common expressions? Well, when you learn the building blocks of those words you’ll be able to put them together in different ways. Then you’ll be able to recognize more and more words as you watch dramas and listen to kpop.

Think about how many words you recognize now. As you start to learn the building blocks of the words you’ll double or triple your learning speed because you’ll be able to not only recognize phrases that you hear over and over, but you will be able to put the pieces of words together. You can mix and match them and understand what they mean.

For example, imagine trying to learn the English language without knowing the aphabet. You definitely could. There are plenty who learn to speak English language just fine without being able to read or write. But think about how long it takes someone to lean a language by having to memorize words and phrases rather than looking at what the letters of the alphabet are. Again, you could do it. But it would take you a lot longer.

If you learn the alphabet, which consists of the components of words, then you know what the individual building blocks of the words are. Then, you can learn to put them together to make other words. You will learn the language a whole last faster because you know and understand the building blocks. The difference is understanding vs memorizing.

When you understand you can use knowledge like building blocks. With memorization, you can only repeat back what you have heard exactly. It’s like a child learning to talk vs a parrot. The child learns and understands how to put words together. A parrot just knows how to repeat. Again, this is the difference between memorization and understanding. It’s like trying to learn korean fashion without knowing what a shirt is.

I hope my little explanation helps, rather than confuses :)

If you’ve already tried it, let me know on my blogger.

But anyway, if you want to learn some korean you can do it for free, so you really have nothing to lose.

Janelle

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Other Resources

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Korean Beauty Box Review – Memebox, Yesstyle Subscriptions US, UK, Canada + Coupon

Want to try out some Korean beauty products? A beauty box is a great place to start! There are several places you can get them online, but today we’ll be reviewing the 2 most popular ones: MEMEBox and Yesstyle.

MEMEBOX

MEMEBox is the leader in korean beauty boxes and has three main boxes. Two of them are for skin and one is for hair. Lets take a look at both. (Get the coupon here)

1) Mask and Study Box – $25

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This box is designed for the diligent Korean student who spends a night in studying. But, if you’re going to be in and all alone, you might as well pamper your skin. Here’s what it includes:

box-contentsCream Mask Sheets: It comes with 3 of these by It’s Skin. They are a nutrition mask, a moisturizing mask, and a glow cream mask for radiant, dewey skin.

Skingel Masks: There are 3 Jeju skingel masks in Hanrabong, cactus, and green tea.

Moisturizer – Elensilia-INTRACELL moisturizer has escargot and hyaluronic acid and gives you deep moisturization. Great for dry skin.

Firming Gel – Also by Elensilia-INTRACELL made with escargot and placenta.

Revitalizing Gel – made from escargot and propolis.

Repairing Gel – for deeper noursishment, made from escargot and caviar

Bonvivant That Day Mask Pack – There’s three, one for blemish care, one is hydrating and ones is for brightening.

Stationary – Per it’s theme, it comes with some stationery! There’s a black notebook, a pink lego-style  pencil case, a memebox pen that looks like a pencil, and a notepad with a cute little kitty in a MEMEbox box.

Unboxing

I was thinking of doing an unboxing video, but Coffeatmyhouse already made one and I really like hers. So, I’m just going to put hers on here since she did such a great job.

Conclusion

They have a generous 101 day guarantee, but I’ve never returned anything and I doubt you will want to return it either. The stuff you get really is top-of-the-line, and you can check the reviews for yourself. I found a coupon code for you that will let you get 10% off your first beauty box. The code is: 101smiles.

 

YESSTYLE BOXES – Most around $20

There are 2 types of Korean beauty boxes at YestStyle.

  1. Korean Beauty Boxes
  2. Brand-Specific Korean Beauty Boxes

Korean Beauty Box

yesstyle-korean-beauty-boxThe Korean Beauty YesStyle Boxes are a little harder to talk about because they don’t send you the same thing every time. What they do is they randomly pick 10 things including: skin care, makeup, body care, hair care, etc. The brands include:

  • Skinfood
  • Innisfree
  • Laneige
  • Etude House
  • Tony Moly
  • Missha
  • Skin79
  • The Face Shop

But, despite the randomness, they are VERY well reviewed.

Brand-Specific Korean Beauty Box

If you want to get more specific and make sure they send you stuff from one particular brand, you can currently pick from Etude House or Laneige, and they will only send you stuff by that brand.

For both the Laneige beauty box and Etude House beauty box, they still send you random stuff, but they keep it specific to that brand. Again, you can expect to get products for skin care products.

Etude House Examples:

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Laneige Box Examples:

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By the way, you can buy any of these in the US, UK, or Canada because you purchase it online.

 

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