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My skin’s been a bit lackluster lately—probably due to all the sugary snacks I’ve been munching on and lack of sleep. But I discovered an awesome beauty hack to fix that problem!

Can you tell I'm running on four hours of sleep?

Can you tell I’m running on four hours of sleep?

I was surprised that so many people said I looked fresh the day I took the photo (if they only knew—hehe!). But the kind compliments confirmed that my foundation trick worked, so natch, I had to share the makeup hack with you guys! More about it after the jump! Continue reading

Review: Leaders Derma Soul Bright Mask With Acai Berry

I tried a new Korean face mask last week!

Leaders Derma Soul Bright Mask with Acai Berry, P78.

Leaders Derma Soul Bright Mask with Acai Berry, P78.

It’s formulated with one of nature’s most powerful anti-oxidantS (acai berry) to help fight the signs of aging. And because it’s a brightening mask, it’s also supposed to help lighten and clears up spots and blemishes with the help of niacinamide.

Here's a closer look at the sheet. Basically, it says it's supposed to help tired-looking skin.

Here’s a closer look at the sheet. Basically, it says it’s supposed to help get rid of your skin troubles.

And boy oh boy, did I have ’em! My skin looked super tired because of all the traveling and holiday parties I hit last month. Hehe! That’s why I knew I needed to use this mask to help give my complexion a major glow boost.

No English translation here, but I did see the numbers 15 to 20.

No English translation here, but I did see the numbers 15 to 20. I’m guessing that’s the number of minutes you have to leave the mask on.

I usually like to read directions first, but since I don’t know how to read Korean, I just decided to treat it like any other mask.

My step-by-step guide on masking and find out if it was able to help me get my glow back after the jump! Continue reading

Unboxing: Memebox From Korea (Part 2)

Remember when I told you all about the Memebox I got? It’s an international beauty box that ships the hottest and best-loved Korean cosmetics straight from Seoul! Click here to check out their website!

I got the Memebox Special Skincare box. This comes with 4 to 8 full-sized products and deluxe samples.

I got the Memebox Special Skincare box! It’s customized to reveal everything you wanted to know about Korean skincare. Ooh-la-la, lots of brands I’ve never even heard of!

At first, I was a bit apprehensive and disappointed that there was no makeup inside. Skincare samples are quite tricky, since you never know if it’ll trigger a breakout. But here’s what’s surprising: After testing the products for a little bit, I was actually impressed by them!

Here’s a closer look at some of my immediate favorites from the box:

The Secret Key Super Plumping Jelly (worth $77). This was just delicious!!

The Secret Key Super Plumping Jelly (worth $77). This was just delicious!!

It's like Jell-O in texture and it smells light and fruity, too. I really had to stop myself from tasting it. What's even better is it's cooling on the skin, easily absorbed, and non-greasy.

It’s like Jell-O in texture and it smells light and fruity, too. I really had to stop myself from tasting it. What’s even better is it’s cooling on the skin, easily absorbed, and non-greasy.

Benton Snail Bee High Content Essence (worth $18). Instead of water, this essence use snail secretion filtrate, bee venom, and EGF to cleanse rough, damaged skin from external stresses and pollution.

Benton Snail Bee High Content Essence (worth $18). Instead of water, this essence use snail secretion filtrate, bee venom, and EGF to cleanse rough, damaged skin from external stresses and pollution.

A closer look at all the K-Beauty products after the jump! Continue reading

Radiance Boosters on Kristn.com

Find out how to go from frazzled to fresh on kristn.com.

Find out how to go from frazzled to fresh on kristn.com.

Are people asking you if you’re tired or puyat lately? If you’re spending more time at work or just looking for ways to perfect your complexion, there are a few skin and makeup products that can help you get your glow on. Read my beauty column on kristn.com to find out what they are! ♥