Best of K-Beauty: Jolse Haul

Sunday, 15 October 2017

Yep, that's right guys, it's about time for another installment of my 'Best of K-Beauty' series, in which I test out and discover new Korean cosmetics from a variety of different sources in order to give you NOTHING but the best (I do try!).

Today's focus is on the absolutely wonderful Jolse.com who, very kindly, offered me the chance to purchase some products of my choice using store credit. I mean, how could I turn that down? Admittedly, I was incredibly spoilt for choice given the sheer variety on Jolse. Let's just say it took me HOURS to make a decision on what I was taking to checkout and what I was leaving behind for another time (I'd just like to take this opportunity to apologise to any neglected products; I can't have all of you but I wish I could...). However, after what seemed like an age, I managed to select some fabulous goodies that I can't wait to share with you! So, without further ado, let's get deep into some K-Beauty bits!



Etude House play 101 stick primer (7g) - $14.48*
As you guys know, primer is such a vital part of any makeup routine - it really preps the skin in order to allow for the smoothest and most flawless application possible. Therefore, I normally go for rather bougie primers, just to be sure that my base will end up looking BOMB. However, I don't regret going out on a limb with this one at all, as it may be a cheaper option, but it definitely does the job. On application, it's transparent and feels, to me, as if it's slightly silicone-esque (that's what I'm going with after searching the adjectival form of silicone for at least 15 minutes) much like it's more expensive counterparts. Although slightly stiff and difficult to manoeuvre across the face, once it's on, it's very effective for filling large pores - I'd recommend it to those of you wishing to blur out all of that jazz and SLAY.



Missha Pop Tastic Jelly tint in Maple Latte (5g) - $8.48*
The intrigue with this product was originally introduced from the minute I saw the word 'jelly' associated with a LIP PRODUCT. Like most Brits, I enjoy a classic bowl of jelly and custard from time to time but the concept of a jelly-like tint sounded absurd until I tried it out for myself. As well as being incredibly refreshing and hydrating on the lips, the unique texture enables it to glide on seamlessly which, obviously, is a massive positive. In terms of colour, this particular shade definitely conforms to the description of 'my lips but better' - it's a stunning mauve/pink shade that enhances my preexisting lip hue, so I can wear it on an everyday basis with almost ANY look. You will 100% need to reapply throughout the day (this isn't a matte product) however, the tint remains rather stunning for a matter of about 6 hours, so if you like that type of lip 'stain', then this is a total YES.



Innisfree Vivid Cotton Ink in Burgundy Tulip (4g) - $10.48*
Here we have the absolute standout product of the bunch. There isn't really much to say about this stunning matte wonder and, ladies and gentleman, that is due to the fact that I can't really fault it. If I even begin to explain the amount of compliments I receive when wearing the Vivid Cotton Ink, we'd be here for a long ass time - it's simply perfect. As well as being one of the most long-wearing matte lipsticks I've ever tried (it's very stubborn, but comes off at night with an oil based cleanser or your bog standard Micellar water), the deep red colour is simply stunning against darker skintones and the cream formula makes application really easy. I love it an awful lot and can't wait to experiment with some more shades.



The face shop rice water bright foaming cleanser (300ml) - $13.48*
Firstly, who knew that you could buy MASSIVE 300ml tubes of cleanser? I was genuinely surprised at how large this cleanser was when it arrived, but so excited to try it at the same time. Being a foaming cleanser, you'd expect it to be able to produce a pretty decent lather and, much to my pleasure, it did a fabulous job. I love the usage of rice water in the cleanser (natural ingredients for the win), you get SO much product for your money and it actually works, as I've been starting to notice a brighter glow to my skin, notably in the areas with slight scarring from previous spots. Conclusion? Worth the purchase, 100%.


Elizavecca Milky Piggy Carbonated bubble clay mask (100ml) - $11.74*
Admittedly, I actually chose this product having already tried it once before - the minute it went viral online, I was on it like a car bonnet and LOVED it. Not only is it hilarious to witness yourself transforming into a rather repulsive, fat pig due to the carbonated bubbles (I know it sounds depressing but it's actually rather humorous), it's also very effective at clearing up pesky blemishes if used on a regular basis. One thing to bear in mind: the spatula provided, although adorable, is USELESS for even application, so you're better off using your own flat brush in order to achieve maximum results.


A little closeup of those magical carbonated pockets of goodness!


Elizavecca 24k gold snail cleansing foam (180ml) - $15.22*
Whilst we're discussing the weird and wacky Korean brand that is Elizavecca, this rather bougie cleansing foam contains ingredients that caught my eye instantly and for obvious reasons. Being a packaging whore, the gold bar presented to me when I opened my box was the first thing I was drawn to - the box is STUNNING. However, unfortunately, the aesthetic element of this product can't hide the fact that it's rather underwhelming; it hasn't particularly improved or helped my skin in anyway, apart from making me feel like a princess upon each and every use. In addition, despite making my skin feel squeaky clean, it's quite a drying product - I don't really recommend it to those of you with already dry skin, like myself. Therefore, I wouldn't, personally, repurchase. (Unless it was for the box, of course...)



Cosrx low ph good morning gel cleanser (150ml) - $11.00*
Transitioning from the not-so-great to the outstanding, here we have a low pH morning gel cleanser and, honestly, it's been rocking my world ever since it arrived. This type of product was exactly what my skin has been craving first thing in the morning - it's gentle (yet effective at the same time), smells deliciously citrusy and couldn't be more refreshing. It's the perfect product to help slowly ease the skin into that routine first thing in the morning; the face needs time to wake up, like us, and this cleanser is ideal for doing precisely that.

Skinfood bitter green clay to foam (170g) - $11.48*
And last, but not least, is a bittersweet ending as this green clay to foam product, although cleverly multi-usage friendly, isn't exactly the full package when it comes to skincare products. Although I love the concept of a mask this heavy doubling up as a cleanser, I'm not 100% if it works, as I always leave the bathroom with clay in all sorts of crevices of the face. In addition, I find this product to be rather aggressive in nature - it has a habit of irritating my skin. However, it does do it's job in terms of minimizing blemishes - I'd only really recommend it to those of you with skin that can survive nuclear wars and strong products.



Wow. Eight products later and I'm EXHAUSTED. In conclusion, I'm very happy with my picks from Jolse; although some were slightly disappointing, I found a few gems that will for sure remain a part of my skincare routine for years to come. For all of you guys out there hesitating as to whether to try out some Korean products or not, I absolutely urge you to give it a go, and Jolse is an amazing place to start; they also offer free shipping and an unreal amount of  samples with each order. Generosity goals shook.

Thank you so much for reading another new post here on the blog - as long as you keep coming back to read, I'll keep posting my content! 

Have you experimented with any Korean cosmetics? If so, what was your experience like?

Let me know in the comments section below, along with any other suggestions/queries/feedback you may have - hearing from you will definitely make my day! Also, don't forget to follow and subscribe to this blog for regular updates on when I post more juicy beauty related content. You wouldn't want to miss out, would you?

Until next time,
Marina Rosie x

56 comments:

  1. Amazing products, dear Marina! So interesting items, lovely! I like them so much! Great haul, lovely photos, so nice review!

    Maleficent

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind words - so glad you enjoyed today's haul and review! xx
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie xx

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  2. Everything looks so good!! I love korean skincare but I haven't tried any korean makeup! x

    Yiota
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    1. Thanks so much for reading Yiota! xx Korean skincare is, generally, the bomb but honestly I was so surprised by the makeup products - they're fab! x
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie xx

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  3. I bought the elizavecca mud mask and absolutely loved it!
    I'm thinking about buying that stick primer from etude house after reading your review :)
    Really cool article! Keep it up :)

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    1. It's great, isn't it?! I'm using it as we speak! xx The Etude house primer is so worth it for the money if you've got any blurring/pore work that needs to be done! x Thanks so much, I will do! x
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie xx

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  4. I'm so happy you shared something about Korean cosmetics. I was looking for some great Korean brands like crazy lately. Thanks for this.
    xx Veronika

    http://brunettefromwallstreet.com

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    1. I'm so happy you came to read today! xx So glad I could help with something! x
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie xx

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  5. Everything here sounds so good! Especially the two lip products, as the colours are really pretty. The first one sounds interesting, as you wouldn't expect a jelly formula and you have totally reminded me to have a bowl of jelly too haha, haven't had it in ages! I really need to start trying Korean products, as they sound really good! Great post Marina!xx

    Hannah | luxuryblush

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    1. Yass Han - Jelly for the win! xx I'm obsessed with the two lip products especially - so stunning on the lips! x Korean products are so worth investing in - you definitely find some surprise gems! xx
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie xx

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  6. The jelly tint looks gorgeous and I still have yet to try one of those bubbly masks. Must put it on my To Do list. Great haul!

    Di from Max The Unicorn

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    1. It's such a stunning maple shade Di - I bet it would suit any skintone! x Yes, the bubble masks are so entertaining! xx
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie xx

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  7. I absolutely loveeeee Korean beauty and skincare, innisfree is one of my go-to K-beauty brands. These products all look divine!

    Ebony oxox
    www.andivory.com

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    1. Thanks so much for reading Ebony! xx Innisfree HAS to be a go to for me too - some amazing products, love their juicy squeeze masks too! x
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie xx

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  8. I still need to get my hands on the CosRX cleanser..sounds like one that most people enjoy. I tried the bubble mask and hated it. That tingling sensation was far too irritating for me haha! xxx
    UmmBabyBeauty

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    1. Yesss the CosRX cleanser is fab for everyday! xx The bubble mask is really effective but yes, I do agree, it's very ticklish! xx
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie xx

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  9. I need all of theseeeee :((((


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    1. Yes - I found some amazing bits here! xx Of course, I'll check it out now! x
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie xx

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  10. i love the burgundy it's such a pretty colour marina! ive seen videos with that mask and it looks so funny. i need to try it soon!
    Ell xxx

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    1. Haha thanks for reading Ellie! xx Yes, the lip ink is STUNNING - I can't stop wearing it! And oh dear, the mask makes one look disastrous however it's hilarious and actually works!
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie xx

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  11. I just love Jolse! I´m currently waiting for receiving my last order ✿

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    1. Same, they're amazing, aren't they! Fabulous outlet for Korean Cosmetics! xx Oo, let me know what you get when it arrives! x
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie xx

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  12. wow... these are awesome products... would love to gift my sister..

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    1. Thank you! There are some really amazing goodies here that she would like! You'd be the best brother ever haha! x
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie xx

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  13. I have to try some of them x amazing products!

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    1. Yes Anna, you do! xx I'd highly recommend you start with the CosRX cleanser - amazing!
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie xx

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  14. I like the look of that clay mask! I've recently started looking at K-Beauty products and the 10 step K-skincare routine so it's great to read reviews on the good products out there!

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    1. Thanks so much for reading! Yes, I don't know what it is about the carbonated bubbles but it always leaves my skin feeling amazing! That's fabulous hun, so glad I could help you in your choices! xx
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie xx

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  15. All these things sound so good!
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    1. They do, don't they?! xx Love the name of your blog, I'm heading over there now! x
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie xx

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  16. Loved this post! Thanks for the inspiration I'm going to pick up a few bits and pieces!

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    1. Thanks so much Aoife! xx Definitely do, Jolse is an amazing place for picking up stunning Korean cosmetics!
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie xx

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  17. Super post. Bas mi se svidja samo tako nastavi ;)
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    1. Thank you, though I wish I understood that last part hun! xx
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie xx

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  18. nice collection, will tell my sis about it

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    1. Definitely do, thanks for reading! xx
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie x

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  19. Asia has unfair amount of amazing skincare...

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    1. OMG that's so true haha! xx
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie xx

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  20. Thanks a lot :D

    all products looks amazing my friend :DD Really interesting reviews!

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    1. Thank you very much Miguel! xx
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie xx

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  21. I have that bubbly mask, but have yet to use it :) Those chubby sticks look so pretty shades x

    Laura
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    1. You have to try it ASAP laura! x And yes, they're stunning! xx Thanks for reading hun! x
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie xx

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  22. I recently got sent a few MISSHA products, but other than that I haven´t tried much Korean, be it skincare or beauty.

    Linda, Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

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    1. Really? How exciting Anne! This Missha tint is stunning, so let me know how it goes! x
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie xx

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    1. Thank you regine! x
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie xx

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  24. I have always wanted to try K-beauty, it looks good!

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    1. You definitely should Amanda! I reckon you'd love it! xx
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie xx

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  25. Great picks and wonderful review. Great to know about the prime. It does the job so it is awesome. The vivid cotton ink is stunning and I must try the bubble clay mask. Wonderful post. Have a great Friday. xoxo Cris
    http://photosbycris.blogspot.com.au/2017/10/zaful-embroidery-wishlist.html

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    1. Thanks so much Cris, what a wonderful comment! xx Yes, the primer was a really pleasant surprise - It's so good at covering up pores! x Yess, that burgundy though, how beautiful and the bubble mask will always be so entertaining! x Thanks so much, have a fabulous week! xx
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie xx

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  26. Love K-beauty. I always wantet to try that bubble mask :)

    I am a new follower :)

    check also my blog :)

    AN Beauty Blog

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    1. Yess, a fellow K-beauty fan - welcome! xx Of course, thanks very much for the follow, I'm heading over to your blog now! x
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie xx

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  27. First of, I loved your photo props(like the authentic watch,sunglasses and magazines etc). All you recommendations for makeup are always up-to-par so when I read the title I got excited! K-beauty seems like a affordable awesome makeup brand. Do they sell products in the UK as well or only USA??

    #sweetreats xxx www.bakingboutiquebirds.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Haha, thank you so much gorgeous - props are always so important in any photo based on the mood you want to create! xx And awe I'm so glad you enjoy my recommendations on a regular basis - you're definitely one of my OG readers! x K-beauty is just a term meaning Korean beauty, so there's a MASSIVE variety of brands to choose from! Yes, Jolse ships WORLDWIDE for free which is so impressive! x
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie xx

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  28. Jolse is such a great site to buy K-beauty products, they carry so many brands at great prices! Glad that you were able to try out some wonderful products, I especially love the color of that Missha Jelly Tint, it's so pretty!

    Jenny | Geeky Posh

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    1. I totally agree Jenny - it's an amazing outlet if you want real discounts on some stunning K-beauty! And yes, Missha KILLED it with the Jelly Tint - such a stunning, warm pinky nude!
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie xx

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