Best of K-Beauty: Style Korean Haul (Volume 2)


Hey there beauties! I have something special for you today, which happens to be the much awaited and very late (so sorry) second volume of my Style Korean haul posts as a part of my 'Best of K-Beauty' series. 

I was, indeed, supposed to release this post rather a while ago, however, as you know, I did take my blogging "vacay" which delayed it quite a bit but, as the proverb goes, there's no time like the present; I'm going to make a concerted effort to get back in to doing these on the regular as they've been heavily requested. 

So, for those of you who either don't remember or haven't read volume one (if you haven't read it, I honestly don't know what you're doing with your life, click here for the full scoop), Style Korean specialise in providing the hottest, most up-to-date Korean cosmetics to the entire world and the vast majority of those that I've tried so far have been AMAZING. Therefore, in a continuation of my ongoing collaboration with Style Korean, I propose we get straight into this post because we've got a lot of different products to explore today - it's gonna be K-razy (forgive me for that awful pun...)




[Natural Pacific] Lèvre Lip Oil (03 Hazelnut) - $9.99 (currently sold out)*
First and foremost, we've simply GOT to talk about this baby as she's been all over my lips of late; I can't get enough of the sweet scent and honey-like texture! Although it's branded as a lip "oil", I, personally, would describe this as more of a gloss (it's slightly more sticky than I'd imagine a lip oil to be), however, it's so comfortable on the lips as just an everyday, clear sheen to enhance your pout (or, if you're a bit more bougie, you can even add some loose glitter over the top for an utterly dazzling finish).  This also has a mild plumping effect (Kylie Jenner, eat your heart out...) and just allows the lips to really stand out, even on days where you weren't planning on wearing any makeup at all, which makes it a total win in my opinion.



[It's Skin] Babyface Petit Mascara (01 Curling) - $4.37*
Next up is this cheeky little (or, as the French would say,"petit" - language goals are indeed rather shook) mascara from the brand It's Skin, which I've been loving lately for popping straight into my bag when I'm in a major rush and can't afford to waste time applying my makeup meticulously at home. This is such cute product aesthetically to have on one's person and fulfils its duty to the consumer as a mascara -  it's jet black, curls the lashes nicely (with the help of the curved wand) and is very affordable at just over $4. However, one thing I will say is that I don't recommend wearing it to an occasion likely to provoke a strong emotional response (like at a christening, for example or, even more obviously, a funeral), as this will smudge like a b*tch and you'll end up looking like Marilyn Manson after a heavy rainstorm, which isn't always a good look. In spite of the lack of that waterproof element, overall, I still think this is a good quality mascara, especially for the low price you're paying and how long it'll last you. 



[Nature Republic] Real Nature Foam Cleanser (Rose) - $6.04*
On to the cleansers (as you may be able to tell from the image above, I love my cleansing foams...), starting with this rose-scented one, which I really have been enjoying of late, mostly due to the fact that it isn't drying at all, feels soft and velvety on the skin upon application and during lathering and, last but not least, cleanses very thoroughly (this thing TEARS through makeup guys). I also like the fact that it's accessible to everybody - its gentle nature means that even people with the most sensitive skin won't see any irritation after use and the hint of rose is subtle enough to avoid erring into the "offputting" category of scented skincare. I totally recommend it!

[It's Skin] Have a Orange Cleansing Foam - $8.00*
This particular cleanser, I've found, is amazing at waking/freshening up the skin towards the morning time, as it smells just like a glass of Tropicana Orange juice (no bits, of course - I don't understand why people even tolerate the version with floating orange pulp in it) and has a light and fluffy texture. It lathers almost immediately when in contact with water, making it easy to use, and has a shiny, almost pearl-like finish to it, meaning you even look pretty decent using it, which is a rare occurrence for a cleanser (who doesn't wanna glow while cleansing?). Whether it be on the face or body, this leaves your skin feeling supple and squeaky clean - you really can't go wrong. 

[The saem] Natural Condition Cleansing Foam (Purifying) - $8.00*
Due to the fact that it's absolutely packed full of plant-derived ingredients (which you really reap the benefits from after 2-3 weeks of continued use), this cleansing foam is my favourite of the bunch. With Hovenia dulcis fruit and Spearmint extract, the skin is always left feeling moisturised, nourished and refreshed, all whilst providing a very soothing cooling effect at the same time. I will definitely be buying another one of these as soon as my current one is finished, as it does just clinch the victory over the others when it comes to calming down inflammations of the face and keeping spots at bay. 

[Mamonde] Lotus Micro Cleansing Foam - $5.89 (currently sold out)*
So, last but not least, here we have the final cleansing foam which, in my opinion, is very fairly similar to the first one in texture, in how smooth it leaves the skin post-routine and also in how gently it lathers and deals with imperfections on the surface of the face. I'm also obsessed with the smell of this though - who knew lotus smelt so bloody good? Certainly not me, so if I were you, I wouldn't miss picking this bad boy up (when it's back in stock, obviously) for such a good price. 



[CORINGCO] Marine Blue Make Up Brush Collection (6P) - $17.76*
Moving back into makeup (well, makeup tools to be specific), I was also graced with this adorable, "marine" themed mini brush set which, honestly, feels like it was made especially for me, given the name (I'm literally a mermaid guys), focal colours and convenient sizes. Despite being synthetic (which I'm not normally into), these brushes have managed to remain fluffy, baby soft and, better yet, shedding-hair-less (when you can't find the word, just wing it folks) - it's been a hot minute since I first received and used them so that is rather impressive. You also get a fairly good range of mini brushed for your money (1 powder brush, 1 blush brush, 1 crease blender, 1 concealer brush, 1 brush for smoking out the under eye and 1 double ended brush with a spoolie and a fine angled brush) so, if you're looking for a few brushes to take on holiday/on a quick road trip with, bring these; at least you know they won't shed like a labrador during your stay.



[Nature Republic] Real Nature Clay Mask (Ginseng) - $6.07 (currently sold out)*
Now, for the penultimate item of our haul (yes, we're nearly at the end, no need to put the kettle on for another cup of tea...) we have the Ginseng clay mask by Nature Republic who, in my experience, are very consistent with the quality of the skincare items they're putting out, and this mask is no exception. This, out of the entire collection of cosmetics, was the first to be completely finished (and scraped until the last microgram of product was removed) - I simply loved using it! With concentrated Ginseng extract as well as coconut extract, this mask is perfect for providing some much needed nourishment and moisture to dry, tired skin and leaves you with a stunningly dewy and healthy complexion - I'll be purchasing these in BULK, trust me.
Source: https://www.allure.com/

[ARITAUM] Fresh Power Essence Pouch Pack (Honey) - $1.50 (currently sold out)*
And last, but certainly not least, is this wacky, 'pamper night' style face mask pouch that's, in reality, made to be used all in one application (although I stretched mine to two because I happen to be that extra bit greedier than the average person) for some much needed skin TLC. I, by choice, opted for the honey mask, as honey has some AH-MAZING restorative properties, and was not disappointed by the cooling, gel like substance that came out of the pouch, nor the plump skin I was left with after the fact. Unfortunately, I couldn't take photos of this beauty up close (come on, I'm not Jenny from Geeky Posh, I can't make empties look that good) but it was definitely a wonderful mask to play with and even managed to exceed my expectations, which is hard to do, so bravo, Aritaum


Thank you so much for making it to the end of volume 2!  I really hope you enjoyed reading and exploring these new and somewhat 'wacky' K-Beauty products as much as I did - you never know what you can find on the market in different countries nowadays. 

Have you had any experiences with K-beauty? If so, did you enjoy the products you tried?

If you'd like to see a volume 3 of my Style Korean sub-series (which I promise write in a more timely manner this time), don't hesitate to leave me a quick comment indicating that, along with any other pearls of wisdom, feedback or questions you may have - hearing from those who read my blog really makes my day! Also, before you head off, don't forget to follow my blog for updates on when I post more beauty discovery posts just like this one!

Until next time,
Marina Rosie x  

28 comments

  1. I'm super intrigued by the lip oil, although i have never tried one, it seems amazing. Also, that clay mask sounds like a dream too! Loved this post and would love to see a third volume in this series xx

    https://aimeelillx.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Yess, the lip oil was a really interesting discovery for me, although it really was just like a sweet smelling lip gloss! x The clay mask was honestly everything - I didn't photograph the inside only because it's completely finished haha! x Thank you so much Aimee, I'd be happy to make one! xx
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie x

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  2. I love kbeauty, but these are all new products to me. I would love to try the mascara, it looks so cute :)

    Laura
    https://pinkfrenzymissl.blogspot.be/

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    1. K Beauty is SLAYING the game at the moment Laura! I'm glad I could introduce you to some new Korean bits! x Yes, the mascara is so adorable and affordable - just don't wear it on a day where you're going to need something a bit more waterproof! x
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie x

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  3. I've been waiting for your next post of Korean beauty and there are some really nice products in here. The honey pouch is so cute and so is the rose foaming. Lovely,
    Ell xxx

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    1. Hey there Ellie! Again, so sorry for the delay with the post but I'm stoked you enjoyed it in the end! The honey mask is just so nourishing, and the rose foaming cleanser likewise - you NEED that kind of TLC for the skin! x
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie x

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  4. You got some amazing skincare. A year ago I visited Korea and was amazed at the amount and variety of skincare that was available. I got a lot of sheet masks and some other face masks. I am really loving their stuff. Living in Philippines it is easy to find Korean skincare when I need. :-) I am interested in trying the Nature Republics clay mask and the lip oil that you have featured. Lovely post now heading to read your earlier one.

    Via | http://glossnglitters.com

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    1. Thank you so much for reading Via! Ugh, you lucky thing, I'd love to visit Korea - it's like a completely different world! I'd never actually heard of any of these brands before visiting the Style Korean site and I, too, was amazed at the sheer variety of products on the market. The clay mask was honestly such a triumph and made my skin look a lot brighter and, as for the lip oil, who doesn't want a plump, glossy pout?! Thanks so much, I hope you enjoy volume 1 just is much as this one - I love making these! x
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie x

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  5. I tried mostly skincare but not many makeup products. I was introduced to korean beauty products two years ago and everything I tried has been amazing for my skin!!

    Yiota
    PinkDaisyLoves

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    1. Yes, Korean skincare is just SO amazing Yiota, although I do strongly suggest that you try some Korean makeup too - they have some outstanding cosmetics that have really slipped through the cracks! x
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie x

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  6. I've never ectually tried K beauty! I wouldn't know where to get it, honestly. I'm not very informed on it, haha.
    I've heard their skin care especially is something to look into, they are so occupied with their skin and taking care of it. Which is good, of course.

    The brushes look amazing, I can't believe they're not more expensive!

    Love, Charline | Charline Has a Blog  

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    1. Thank you for reading Charlene! x Ah, I was devastated when I found out I'd be missing out on a whole other world of skincare and beauty products - you can genuinely buy them all on Style Korean's website with low shipping rates! They really have finessed the art of skincare and, to be honest, makeup for that matter - the brushes are so soft and perform amazingly well for the price! x
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie x

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  7. I adore kBeauty and never looked back ever since diving into it. I love that kbeauty concentrates on hydration which helps my previously bone-dry skin. Sounds like the saem cleanser is a clear winner out of this bunch and I'm looking forward to your part 3 post!

    Shireen⎜Reflection of Sanity

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    1. I couldn't agree with you more on the hydration comment Shireen - I, naturally, have very dry skin too, but it always ends up feeling wonderfully dewy after using any of these! Yes, The Saem cleanser is just so nourishing and the ingredients are somewhat reassuring - I know I'm not just bathing my face in chemicals! I'm glad you enjoyed - I'm also excited for a part 3 too! x
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie x

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  8. Ah I remember the first post, excited to see the second half! So many great looking products, I need to get my hands on the Real Nature Clay Mask! It sounds like it'll be amazing for my skin. I hope you do a part three!xx

    Hannah | luxuryblush

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    1. Ah, you have a pretty sharp memory then Han because it's genuinely been a HOT MINUTE, but I'm glad it was memorable haha! The clay mask is proving to be a popular one - it keeps me looking so much for awake than I feel! Awe, thank you darl - I'll definitely give it my best shot at doing one in the near future.
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie x

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  9. The orange cleanser and the hazelnut lip oil sound amazing! Gotta love a product that works, smells good, and has cute packaging haha!

    www.beautyfromkatie.blogspot.com

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    1. Haha, thank you for coming to read Katie! x Yess, the orange cleanser and the hazelnut lip oil smell so fresh - honestly like a dream for me when a product is effective and smells delicious! You can't get any better than that! x
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie x

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  10. The orange cleansing foam sounds amazing, I love citrus fragrances too! Looks like an amazing haul!

    Di from Max The Unicorn

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    1. Thank you so much for reading! x Yes, Di - citrus fruits always smell soo good! x
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie x

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  11. Thanks a lot :D

    OMG you are a lucky girl!! I really would like to try K-beauty products!

    NEW BRANDING POST | THE NEWS OF THE PROJECT THAT I TREASURE!!
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    1. Thank you so much for reading Miguel! x You should definitely go and check out Style Korean for these if you'd like to start experimenting with K-beauty! x
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie x

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  12. I heard a lot about Korean beauty products lately but haven't tried anything yet. I like it how a lot of this stuff is natural and so affordable! Definitely have my eye on a few especially the brush set, such a good price too!

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    1. Thank you for reading Deimile! x Yes, Korean beauty is the talk of the town at the minute and it's understandable - the products are so good! x Natural and affordable really is the key - the brushes are so worth getting, totally recommend!
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie x

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  13. Love this article because I'm such a huge fan of Korean beauty products!!!
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    1. It's lovely to hear that Chiara - thanks for coming to read! xx
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie x

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  14. I love seeing K-Beauty reviews. I'm always curious to buy new products from K-Beauty brands, but sometimes I'm not sure how well they work. I'm glad to see a fellow teen giving such a high-rating some producst I've had my eye on. I might try out the clay mask soon!

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    1. Awe so glad you enjoyed the K-Beauty post - this comment made my day, as it's rare I hear from people as young as me! x You should definitely go for the mask - trust me, I had the tub completely finished in a few weeks it was THAT good! x
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie x

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