Lydia’s Lustings for February (My Monthly Makeup and Skincare Wishlist!)

Lydia’s Lustings for February (My Monthly Makeup and Skincare Wishlist!)

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Hey there everyone! Sorry it’s been a while, but I’m back now!

I’ve been at National Unified Auditions the past several days auditioning for MT and acting BFA programs so things have been a little crazy, but I wanted to debut my first series of Lydia’s Lustings! Each month I’ll be listing the products I’m lusting over this month and basically drooling over them. I wanted to use my monthly wishlists as a launching point to rant and discuss makeup with all y’all! Without further ado, here’s my makeup and skincare wishlist of the month!

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Nooni Snowflake Cleanser Review

Nooni Snowflake Cleanser Review

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Overview:

Hey guys! This is another product I’ve gotten in my massive hauls the past few months. I got this in the Korean Beauty Secrets with Kerry & Coco Memebox. It is a great cleanser and I’m excited to tell y’all about it! I’ve copy-pasted the ingredients here for you.

Mineral oil, cetyl ethylhexanoate, PEG-20 glyceryl triisostearate, polyethylene, PEG-8 isostearate, butyrospermum parkii (shea) butter, water, tocopheryl acetate, fragrance, phenoxyethanol, caprylyl glycol, ethylhexylglycerin, 1,2-hexanediol, butylene glycol, nelumbo nucifera flower extract, citrus unshiu peel extract, citric acid, oxygen

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Nature Republic Jelly Drop Jam Balm Review

Nature Republic Jelly Drop Jam Balm Review

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Overview:

Hey y’all! Super sorry for not being around much lately. I have multiple college auditions in about three weeks and I’ve been working really hard to prepare so I haven’t had much time for my website or YouTube channel.

This is a product I’ve had for a long, long time. Like, I bought this when I was in Korea two years ago and I still haven’t finished it. It’s the Nature Republic Jelly Drop Jam Balm! I consider this to be one of my holy grail products. It’s great as a daily balm or as an overnight lip conditioner as well. Read on to see why I love it!

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Rice Water Bright Cleansing Oil Review

Rice Water Bright Cleansing Oil Review

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Overview:

I bought this cleansing oil on eBay here. You can also purchase this oil on Amazon here. This oil is meant to clean your face of all makeup.

Unique qualities:

It is different from many Western cleansers because it’s an oil based cleanser, unlike many others. It has a light and good scent too!

Packaging:

This is in a pump bottle. It holds about 6.4 ounces.

Value:

For 11 some dollars this is a pricier cleanser. I really like it, but you can also try the Garnier oil cleanser on Amazon or in store and use coupons.

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Why Korean Skincare is Overrated as Hell

Why Korean Skincare is Overrated as Hell

So why is Jessica so freaking perfect? The world may never know.

First of all, no hate here. I enjoyed traveling to Korea and love Korean makeup and skincare. However, the supposed statements saying that “They’re [Korean products] about 12 years ahead of the States in terms of technology,” (Mary Schook in Marie Claire) are false. Let’s examine why.

I’ve read quite a few articles like the one above where people attempt to say that Korean technology is twelve years ahead. Twelve years ahead? Really? Look at the labels of many skincare products from popular brands like Laneige, Innisfree or Nature Republic and the ingredients aren’t revolutionary or high tech. So why say that Korean technology is so far ahead? I think the reason people make this statement is not because of skincare in itself- its that Korean cosmetic procedures are cheap, easy and exceptionally common. Therefore it isn’t necessarily that Korean products are making Korean skin so good- it’s that cosmetic procedures make skin good, and products maintain them. I’d say the only thing “advanced” about Korean products is that they are different and innovative- like sheet masks, bb cushions (notice I didn’t say bb creams themselves because those can be credited to Germany) and lip tints like the Berrisom peel off mask. (My new fave, by the way.)

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