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When I need to order MD Skincare  or Peter Thomas Roth products I order from http://www.skinwest.com
So far I’ve ordered twice, and you have to be very patient when you order. It’s because they only order your item after you make your order, and they charge your credit card immediately as well. My first order took 3 weeks to be shipped out and my last order took 4 weeks, ordered on Nov 11 and just received it today (Dec 29)!

Of course, skinwest.com only charges me US$2.99 for international shipping (postage on the box was US$13.65) so I can’t complain. Plus the prices are still cheaper than our local Sephora.

So what did I get?

Peter Thomas Roth Sulphur cooling mask and Model in a Bottle (face primer), not pictured is PTR cucumber mask for my mum. I was only gonna order the Sulphur Cooling mask but they had a promotion (i think it was spend over $80 and received a Dermalogical Age Smart sampler pack and 5 assorted Dermalogica samples so I ordered more. The current promo on skinwest is spend a minimun of $69 and received a 10ml of the Dermalogical Age Smart Dynamic Skin recovery or Cellex-C perfecting pen. I got a better deal since the sample pack also includes a  7ml Dynamic Skin recovery.

Samples I received:

I finished my 1st tub of the sulfur mask in 9 months, although I havent tried the other 2 products.

Pros: Very good at flatenning my pimples, can also be used as an overnight spot treatment)

Cons: Finished very quickly in 9 months

Price: US$40 (online) or S$90 at Sephora

Orders from Gmarket korea (including seller links):

Tony Moly skincare – Berry Berry wrinkle sleeping pack, Tomatoe brightening pack, Dual effect sleeping pack, gel eyeshadow, gwp (mini liquid blusher, hand wipes, samples of sleeping packs, cotton pads). Seller link

Etude house – Green tea cleansing wipes, Sunblock, Collagen cream set, gwp (diary and tissue). Seller link

Feather hairbands (4,000 won for the one on the left, 13,800 won for the one on the right) Seller link

Necklace. Seller link

Winter hats. Seller link

Lush: Angels on bare skin, Silky underwear dusting powder, bath bombs and snowcake soap. Seller link

More reviews as I slowly start to try my stash. Basically the korean skincare items were cheap, and i received a sample of the EH collagen cream with my previous order and it was a basic moisturiser. On the whole though I find korean skincare very fragranced at times, so it’s not always suitable for me.

Apologies for MIA over the apst few weeks, basically I spent time online shopping and basically Christmas came early for me as all my orders arrived:
From US:

Nubar going green collection (Big 3 free nail polishes)


Nailpolishes from Transdesign.com

China Glaze: Candie, Doll House, Atlantis, Dorothy Who? and Emerald Glaze

DVDs from Amazon.com

Lip balms, hand cream and Dermological sensitive skin travel set

Urban Decay primer potion in sin and Tarte treasure chest (i think this is now oos but it is the most pigmented e/s and blushers i have ever used and i need to be careful not to overdo it, the lip glosses are a little too drying on me though)

Shimmery e/s, matte e/s and lippies

blushers and lippies

Okay those of you who are intrigued by Etude House from my various posts on it will be pleased to know that Etude House is now giving a free fluffy pen with every purchase, this is on top of the door gifts such as cotton pads or sheet masks. I bought the nail art pen for $6.90 but if you just want the fluffy pen, the cheapest items in the shop are the green tea nose pads and the charcoal chin mask at $0.90/pc.

Another nails of the day, I realised that I can’t use NOTW cos this is the 2nd set I’ve had on my nails today (the first being OPI Lincoln Park At Midnight) which is similiar except for the red-microglitter

I really liked this when I tried it on in the shop, so I had to get it. It’s a vampy shade, dark purple with red micro-glitter. I had a little problems with the application as it was a little watery, so ended up with 3 coats so that it would look opaque. Other than that, it is a nice colour. Since the red glitters are pretty fine,you won’t see it as much if you apply it on your toes (it looked like I had painted my toes a brownish-shade) so I’d rec it for fingers only

I think I went slightly nail polish crazy this week, 4 different colours withn 7 days. And one last thing, since the lighting in my home sucks, I bought a reading lamp for use when I paint my nails. Of course I had to buy the Hello Kitty reading lamp, although my dad asked as I was waiting at the cashier ‘why do you need a hello kitty lamp’. Hello pinkness!

As you can see, I’m really loving my Etude House Petit Darling nail polishes (only $2.50 each). While it can be difficult to apply nail polish with smaller bottles, I haven’t noticed any difference with these and the larger bottles which retail for $7.90. These are a cheap bargain for me, especially since I am going through a creme finish phase that is easily satisfied by these. Do note that I am a vampy polish sorta girl, think dark reds, purples etc.

EH Petit Darling nails BR 301

I just bought this colour yesterday, and I couldn’t wait to see how it looked like on my nails. It does look slighty more red-toned irl. I had a little trouble with the consistency of this one though, it was slightly watery so I had to paint 3 coats for it to look even. I like stores which are sincere in selling you the product (think nail polish removers and cotton pads), plus did I mention the free fluffy pen with any purchase 😉

This is random but the Sephora brand nail polish remover doesn’t remove nail polish that easily. I went swatch crazy at Sephora Ion (thus why my previous nail polish was removed so quickly after less than a week) and had a difficult time removing my old nail polish. It also seemed really greasy as well. I am still planning my transdesign order as there are so many new polishes to collect.
Mascara reviews coming up: Bourjois Volume Clubbing (Ultra Black) vs Fairy Drops (available in Watson’s now for $24.90) vs Majolica Majorca Lashes My Lashes Extend Elegantly (I’ve just found out that this has been discontinued, so I’m really disappointed as it was one mascara I was pretty happy with)

Etude House Nail polish + Eternal nail stickers

What I used:

PA stickers, PA base coat, EH #24, Orly Tiara


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