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Lotus & the Snail 🐌  Skincare obsessed and desperately trying to quench an insatiable thirst. Lets fall down the rabbit hole together. πŸ’Œ PR: Lotusandthesnail@gmail.com

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🌟 R E V I E W 🌟
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@b_lab_korea I Am Sorry Just Cleansing Natural Cleansing Peeling Gel (whew, that was a mouthful) and Cleansing Water
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Boy do I love a good peeling gel. I mean... who doesn't love super soft, smooth, clean skin?? So what makes this peeling gel so amazing? Well, let me tell you.
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First of all, it's very gentle, which I, being a sensitive skin gal, can definitely appreciate. Anything that doesn't irritate my skin is a plus in my book. The smell is also absolutely intoxicating. It smells like a mixture of subtle pine and lavender... and maybe with a hint of lime? The gel contains three different kinds of AHAs- lactic, citric and glycolic acids- to help exfoliate and brighten skin. It also contains salicylic acid (a BHA) to help unclog pores, glycerin (a humectant), Royal jelly, propolis, snail secretion filtrate, green tea and witch hazel. So basically, that right there, is a line up of the most amazing mix of ingredients to safely exfoliate dead skin cells for clearer, smoother skin.
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The results of course, are amazing. Every time I use this stuff, my skin is left SO SOFT and SMOOTH. It also helps smooth the texture on my forehead- which I hate so much.
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🌟 Honorable mention goes to the cleansing water in this series, which I used up in a little over a week, that's how much I loved it. With it's 92% aloe water and lemon balm extracts (both well known for their calming properties), it makes the perfect cleansing water for my skin type.
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I will absolutely be repurchasing both of these. I received both products from the very lovely Carmen, of @_daint 😘😘. Thanks again Carmen!!
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I've always been attracted to weird and interesting ingredients in my skincare. I'm just one of those super curious people. Or gullible. Whatever you want to call it. For example: one year, as me and my best friend were driving up the coast of California on a road trip, we came across an Ostrich/Emu farm... so of course we decided to stop. I mean... there was a sign that said you could feed them for $3... so YOLO. I had never even heard of Emus or the "wonderful" benefits that come from their oil. Did you know the Emu (which is the second largest bird on the planet) has one of the most powerful immune systems in the world and so their oil naturally comes with a myriad of powerful health benefits... Including treating acne and other skin ailments? I didn't either.
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So fast forward a couple years later, when the lovely May of @swanicoco.en reached out to me. One of the first things I told her was that I love to try interesting or unusual ingredients in my skincare. "You must try our
Flower Silk Cream. It has the texture of yarn", she said. Well that certainly grabbed my attention.
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After trying it for the first time I couldn't stop using it. It's so fun to use! The texture is so unusual and stringy- sort of similar to snail secretion filtrate but it has a softer feel to it and absorbs pretty quickly, into a sort of powdery finish. I LOVE the way this cream smells too- it has a very delicate, floral scent; but not perfume-y at all- more like a bunch of wild flowers. The fact that this comes in a tube is a huge plus- it makes it super easy to use and is also very hygienic. The tube is fairly small at 50 ml, but a little goes a long way. I like to use this cream at night, because it's not too rich for my combo/sensitive skin, but very effective at hydrating and nourishing my skin overnight. I always wake up with soft, calm skin when I use this. Now to my favorite part (the ingredients!):
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Continued in comments ⬇️⬇️⬇️⬇️

🌟R E V I E W🌟
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@oneoseven_official Premium WHITE Soap
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O.M.G. you guys... I had a feeling I was going to like this soap, but I did not expect the luxurious experience I just had. Siiiiigghhhhhh.
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FIRST of all, this soap lathers up like a dream. Like a freaking DREAM. It's silky and creamy and smooth and I absolutely love it. Since the PH clocks in around 8, I didn't want to chance using it on my face, so I used it in the bath on my body instead. Not only does it lather up amazingly, this soap works great for shaving my legs! It also left my skin feeling clean but still nourished.
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It's clear that this isn't just any soap, and I think the ingredients and formula are what set it apart from the rest. It's made with cosmetic grade vinegar that has been naturally fermented for over 5 years, contains 20 Oriental medicine herbs and vitamins C, E, B1, B3, B5 and B6. Vinegar is real star here- vinegar is a natural anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory. It also helps re-set the PH balance in your skin, which in turn, helps skin kill off bacteria and reduce acne.
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Even though the soap is a little pricey ($14 a pop), I definitely think I'll be re-purchasing! Thank you again Chloe and the rest of the @oneoseven_official gang for sending me this amazing product to try. This is quickly becoming one of my new favorite brands!
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🌟R E V I E W🌟
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Erborian CC Crème à La Centella Asiatica
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This stuff is a freaking revelation. It's like... if unicorn tears, fairy dust, the scale of a mermaid and just plain MAGIC were all thrown into a pot to marinate and cook up the perfect CC Cream - this would be it.
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I am obsessed with the texture of this stuff. It's super fine, almost feather-light formula sinks into my skin flawlessly and without effort, evening out my skin tone. This CC cream claims to be a "High Definition" illuminator, containing encapsulated pigments to "enhance skin's beauty". And boy does it act on it's claims. The finish is beautiful and seamlessly blurs imperfections, while adapting to my skin tone.
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The star ingredient in this is Centella Asiatica, which I'm already a fan of, for it's intense healing and anti-aging properties. I found this cream to be much more hydrating then the other CC Creams I've tried in the past. My skin is naturally dehydrated and I feel like the addition of Centella Asiatica really helped nourish my skin, while evening out my naturally patchy complexion. I also suspect it's the addition of this ingredient that causes the wonderful cooling effect that it has.
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There are days that I don't want to apply too much makeup, and this CC Cream works really great on its own, but it also layers nicely under a cushion compact or BB Cream as well. Thank you so much to @erborian_usa for sending me this wonderful product to try 😘😘 I will gladly be re-purchasing this once it's out.
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Mask #empties (part 2️⃣)
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#Aritaum Cel: Cushion Mask: the mask itself was great- thin, pliable material, very soothing, left skin calm. But the essence was so watery and drippy that it kept dripping into my eyes and stinging them! 😑
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#Orthia Perfect Collagen 28Days Intensive Ampoule Whitening Mask: MILKY ESSENCE 😍 left skin plump and bouncy.
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#Elensilia- IntraCELL Escargot + Hyaluronic Acid- one of my favorite masks. Gives that Just-Went-For-A-Jog-Glow πŸ‘ŒπŸΌπŸ‘ŒπŸΌ
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#DrMorita Repair Essence Facial Mask- one of Yin Yin's (@imagebeautystore) favorite masks, and for good reason. The fit is great, it's inexpensive and leaves a glow. It's also a Taiwanese mask that does not contain MIT, so double win πŸ™ŒπŸΌ
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#Naruko Zero Dark Spot Brightening Renewal Mask- love this mask. It's super brightening and evens out my skin tone.
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#Sassatinnie Snake Revitalizing Face Mask: love the Sa Sa brand masks! They make the best basics.
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#Leaders Bye Bye to Dry- I'm never disappointed by the always solid Leaders. This one was super hydrating and revitalizing.
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#Manefit Mugwort Astringent + Pore Care- pretty good, but I like the Mugwort from Aritaum much more.
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#TheSaem: love this mask. Gives my skin that healthy ginseng glow, without fail. Thanks @stillhungry02 😘
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#Leaders Aloe Soothing Renewal Mask- there are days when only this mask can truly sooth my skin. Will always keep this stocked.
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#Ciracle From Jeju Mayu Anti-Aging Mask: left my skin soft, supple and rejuvenated! Thank you @vanity.rex 😘
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Mask #EMPTIES!! (Part 1️⃣)
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#Leaders Anti-Aging Treatment Mask- love these. Firming and always leaves my skin plump and hydrated. Plus, Leaders is always solid.
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#Maskingdom "Happy Birthday Mask"- this was my bday mask (hence the name). The fit and material were amazing. The results weren't life changing or anything, but I enjoyed it! Thanks @lilchubmonkey 😘
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#LoveRecipe Pear- great basic mask, soft, thicker cotton. I love pear anything but this didn't smell as much like pear as I wanted it to!! πŸ˜‘πŸ
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#Naruko Tea Tree Shine Control & Blemish Clear Mask- one of my favorites for calming or clearing my skin.
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#UrbanDollkiss Kate Cherishable- smelled like honey, so juicy and filled with essence... and the packaging is just... 😍 thanks @stillhungry02
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#Maskingdom Chinese Medi Gingko and Fungus Mask- gives that healthy ginseng glow. Yes. Please. πŸ‘ŒπŸΌπŸ‘ŒπŸΌ thanks @the.brown.eyed.fox 😘
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#AHC Skin Ceramide- one of my all time favorite masks. Always use this one before specials occasions.
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#MyScheming Snail Essence Hydrating & Repairing Black Mask- an old 🐌 favorite πŸ‘ŒπŸΌπŸ‘ŒπŸΌ
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#Lovemore Snail Healing- moar snail, YESSS. But this one has MIT in it πŸ‘ŽπŸΌ you should know better, Lovemore.
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#GyeolMul Mask- super thin, clingy material, fit great, filled to the brim with hanbang-y goodness 😍
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#DearPacker Brightening Vita Duo- even though I'm not a fan of the material, this brightened more then I thought it would!!
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Check out me and Chie's new #YouTube πŸŽ₯video (link in bio ⬆️⬆️⬆️) if you want to know why these are my 2017 Spring favorites!!
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1️⃣ #Swanicoco Fermentation Care Toner and Emulsion Set *
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2️⃣ #Sshabav Soy Bio + Fermented Mist *
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3️⃣ #Albion Skin Conditioner Essential- FYI: I am working on a longer review of this stuff. It's a really interesting, very special product, and I think it deserves to be talked about some more!! .
(* Swanicoco products were provided from @swanicoco.en and @sshabav mist was provided from @minibbeauty 😘)
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#flashbackfriday missing these two beauties!! Wish we all lived closer together πŸ’ƒπŸ»
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I swear, I must have done something really amazing in a past lifetime because some of the most wonderful people have stumbled into my life over the past several months. One of them is the very beautiful Ashley @gamine.beauty, who I instantly connected with, over what else? Sulwhasoo, of course! Seriously tho, this girl is nothing short of incredible, and is also one of the smartest, kindest and most knowledgable people I've met here on IG. I mean seriously, this girl knows her shit and she has the BEST taste. Her ambition is infectious and I see her doing extraordinary things in this industry- one day in the (very) near future. And I'm just excited to be in her corner, cheering her on. Ashley came for a visit last week and THIS is what she brought me for my belated birthday present. My jaw hit the ground, I literally almost cried. I mean.... Just LπŸ‘€K at all this?!? Sulwhasoo!! Amore Pacific!! IPKN!! Like... I can't with this girl. I just can't. She knows me so well, because she got me an Amore toner (with GINSENG AS THE FIRST INGREDIENT *heavy breathing*) and she knows that I'll be feeling classy as fuck, using that SWS mirror and (IT'S SILVER 😍) comb set. Love you girl and miss you already!! 😘🍎. Can't wait for Chie and I to road trip up to see you in SF!! πŸš™πŸŒ‰
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🌟REVIEW🌟
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I'm finally ready to share my thoughts on these two (which can be used together but are also great on their own). I have to say, out of all the Swanicoco products I've been fortunate enough to try, the Fermentation Care line has been my favorite. First up is the Emulsion:
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I wanna start off by saying before trying this product (and another Swanicoco emulsion), I was not an emulsion fan at all. Emulsions (even though lighter then most creams) never seemed to absorb into my skin properly and so I always elected to skip them for something else. Then I tried this one and my life was forever changed (haha... But seriously). First of all, the texture is AMAZING. It's super lightweight, a bit watery, and slightly gel like. AND it absorbs like a dream. I also love the smell, which I know a lot of people don't care for, but I actually like the light floral scent quite a bit. I use this emulsion almost every morning before applying makeup and my makeup always applies so much smoother on the days I use this.
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Next up is the Skintoner, which I haven't been using as long as the emulsion. I had too many open toners to use up when I first got my Swanicoco package, and now I'm wishing I'd been using the toner the entire time, bc it's THAT good. This is seriously one of the best toners I have ever used. It has a thicker, more viscous texture and it also absorbs amazingly. Since I've been using this, my skin looks much brighter and it gives me that rare, coveted (and very expensive) Sulwhasoo glow, that normally only a SWS product can produce. ALSO, I have to note that this stuff plumps the fine lines in my forehead. I don't know how it does this, but that honestly blows my mind.
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INGREDIENTS: the ingredients in this line are pure, sexy, ingredient porn, including: Aspergillus/Rice Ferment Filtrate (type of yeast), CULTURED WILD GINSENG ROOT EXTRACT (just take my money now Swanicoco, geez πŸ’ΈπŸ‘‹πŸΌ), peptides (EGF and Caffeoyl Tripeptide-1, niacinamide and too many other ferments and extracts to name!
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(See more in the comments ⬇️⬇️)

Guys, I'm on a roll today with my posts... although this one is STILL belated πŸ˜‚πŸ™ˆ
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Me and @the.brown.eyed.fox's new #YouTube πŸŽ₯ video is now up on the channel (➑️ link in bio) and it's all about...
🌿BOTANIC FARM!!🌿 Check out the video if you want to see why these are my current @botanic_farm favorites!!
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And huge thank you to @botanic_farm for sending us so many goodies to try!!! 😘
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I was tagged by my girls @stillhungry02 and @lilchubmonkey to do this picture challenge thing, that the lovely @fnn_w started (😘)... So here you go:
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1️⃣ 2010- ok so don't judge me here. I was going through a phase where I clearly thought I should've been born in a different time period. This photo shoot was just for fun πŸ˜‚πŸ’ƒπŸ»
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2️⃣ 2014- I don't remember where I was going, lunch with a friend I think? I know I had just gotten that grey cotton dress from Brandy Melville and really wanted to show it off 😸
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3️⃣ 2017- at my friend Andrea's birthday party πŸ·πŸ’ƒπŸ»
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I'm gonna tag @the.brown.eyed.fox @gamine.beauty @hellohimawarii @freakinthesheetmask and @beautybemused 😘😘
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