Pink Seoul July/August

The July/August edition of Pink Seoul has arrived and I’ve been diligently testing away!  Pink Seoul is a K-beauty (Korean Beauty) company that launched in March of 2016.  I am always so excited to see what the next Pink Seoul Box will bring and I’m constantly falling in love with new products, many which I’ve inserted in to my nightly routine and have had some really positive results.  This particular beauty sub boasts many great aspects in addition to the fabulous products that they send each month.  What sealed it for me is your ability to customize the box based on your skin (and they actually follow it, it’s not just a mere ‘suggestion’ like with Birchbox and Ipsy) So; no more receiving strange shades that don’t fit your skin color, products for oily skin when yours is dry..etc etc. On top of the customizing option for each box they also have several different box options to choose from, including the popular bi-monthly choice with full-sized products. (this is what I currently subscribe to.)  They also have a monthly mask box (not just sheet masks) and a box tailored to 35+ (I think this is a first, right?) All excellent options! Commitment phobe? They also have some nice one time purchase, specially curated boxes and many individual items that have been spotlighted in their boxes.

Love Pink Seoul Box July:August Box

(I accidentally left out the Nature Republic Aloe tub in this photo but you will find it below.)

I’ve currently added the new  ‘Omakase’ mask box to my cart; which is a box that will contain a washing hair band and 7 different masking products, based on your skin type and concerns, selected by Pink Seoul, for $24.95 (not just sheet masks)

From the site:


Our subscription box service gives you access to thoughtfully selected and curated K-Beauty products.
Our subscription boxes are customized (based on your skin type and area of focus), full-sized, curated and delivered bi-monthly.
  • Customized because skincare shouldn’t be “one size fits all” and naturally, your cosmetic subscription shouldn’t be either
  • Full-sized since our goal is not to have you purchase full-size products after trying sample sized products, but rather to provide you with products that you can easily incorporate into your existing skincare routine without spending more.
  • Curated since K-Beauty can be intimidating – from innovative ingredients to confusing skincare steps, PinkSeoul aims to guide you in your K-Beauty journey, starting with the basics of Korean Skincare.  Each new subscriber will receive an informative guide into fundamentals of the Korean Skincare Routine.  In addition, you will receive tips on your skin type (including ingredients that are beneficial for your skin type), as well as how the products included in the subscription box fits into the skincare routine and why they were selected for you.
  • Delivered Bi-Monthly (every 2 months) because our box delivers at least 4 full-sized products and we felt that every month would be too much!

Prices include free shipping to all 50 states (yay, Hawaii & Alaska!), Guam, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Currently shipping to Australia, Canada, France, Germany, India, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and United Kingdom – $8.95 to Canada , $13.95 to Mexico and everywhere else $15.95 – USPS First Class Package International Service.

*above info is courtesy of Pink Seoul’s site
Box Options:
K-Beauty Pink Seoul Box:
$39.95 every two months
(retail value over $60.00)
Customized with at least 4 full sized items + an accessory)
Delivered every 2 months
Pink Seoul Plus Box: recommended for 30+
$49.95 every two months
(retail value over $80.00)
Customized with at least 4 full sized items + an accessory)
Delivered every 2 months
Mask Box:
Customized Box with 10 K-Beauty Mask products + an accessory item.
Delivered every month
Intrigued yet?  Get yours here. Use Code: SEOUL79 for 10%off
*New  Pink Seoul Rewards Program:
Create a Store Account
Get 50 points as a welcome bonus.
Make a Purchase
Get 10 points for every $1 you spend (excluding any shipping fees, taxes & purchases of gift cards)
Refer a Friend
Get 1,000 points for every new referral that successfully completes a first-time purchase.
1000 points gets you $5.00 off, 2000 $10.00, 4000 $20.00, and 6000 $30.00
Lets get to the box, shall we?
The Box:
July:August Pink Seoul Box
(All of the Bits!)
The Goods:
Rice Water Bright Cleansing Oil (light) The Face Shop
The Face Shop Rice Water Light Cleansing Oil: $17.00 (Prices vary from retailer to retailer; as with most Korean Beauty Products purchased in the US)
This is a very light, thin cleansing oil designed as a first step cleanser, comprised of rice water for its brightening properties and its ability to help even out the skin’s tone.  I’ve never had any luck with oil based cleansers; liquids, balms, what have you, they’ve always broke me out, and quickly.  I almost didn’t even try this product due to this factor but when I pumped some on my hand, and noted how light and thin it was;  I decided to give it a patch test.  The following evening I gave it a go.  The product feels nice and light, does a good job of breaking up your makeup.  I apply it to my dry skin and massage it in, loosening makeup and grime.  Next I use my wet Konjac sponge and give my skin a light scrub in circular motions, rinsing sponge several times until I no longer see makeup transferring to the sponge. Once rinsed I move on to a water based cleanser with a low PH.  Once this cleansing routine is complete my face feels cleans with no trace of an oily film.  My skin is a bit parched this summer and maybe that is why the oil cleanser is doing better for me; but, in a weeks time I’v had no issues with breakouts and my skin feels soft and clean each night without any tight/dry feeling.  The cleansing oil has the scent of a classic soap (Ivory/Dove), so be careful if you use it on your lips, b/c it tastes like said soap as well!  I do recommend this product and it is definitely one to try for those that may have had issues with other oil based cleansers in the past, as I have.
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Nature Republic Aloe Vera Soothing Gel:  $8.00
Known for it’s skin repairing and hydrating properties; this is a good product to always have around.  Growing up, my grandma always had a large aloe plant in the house for quick remedy of scrapes and burns.  I can’t tell you how many times she was breaking an aloe leaf over my skin. 😉 This gel is comprised of 92% aloe vera and has a pleasant fragrance.  I’ve been using mine solely to moisturize my body, mostly legs, as they are so dry from living in CA.  There are plenty of uses for the product though; adding to sheet masks, soaking cotton pads and refrigerating for a puffy eye treatment.. etc.  This tub is quite large, similar to a big body butter from The Body Shop and it’s worlds better than the sticky junk they sell at drugstores in the sun care isle.  Love it.
CosRX Blackhead Power Liquid
COSRX Blackhead Power Liquid: $21.00 (as with the rice cleanser; prices vary)
I have been wanting to try this brand and product for some time now; so I was really happy to find it in my box!  This is a BHA treatment which helps to both clear up and prevent blackheads.  Product also contains Niacinamide, for brightening and Hyaluronic Acid which helps your skin retain moisture and protect its barrier.  This product is designed to use after cleanser, as the toner step and in place of an exfoliating product as it does the trick in this arena as well.  I went ahead and used a light toner, as I like to make your my skin is totally clean, and used this after.  I just pat this product with its light gel like consistency over troubled areas and allow it to absorb.  In a week’s time I do not have much for blackheads; but did not to begin with either.  It does seem to keep my skin clear and I prefer to use these types of products for exfoliation as opposed to more abrasive scrubs which tend aggravate my skin.  I will continue with the product and see how it works to improve or maintain with my skin’s condition.
peach Lip Balm Tony Moly
Tony Moly Lip Balm in Peach: $10.00  (typical US store price)
I’ll never be sad about receiving any of the adorably cute Kbeauty lip balms and hand creams.  The smile inducing packaging paired with the fact that they are generally quite effective and smell fantastic, makes for a great product.  This peach version smells just as you would hope and feels nice on, does the trick!  Love.
Tony Moly Peach Lip Balm
cuteness overload
lovely me rose cushion blusger etude house
The Face Shop Lovely Me:Ex Pastel Cushion Blusher: $12.00 (Typical US Store Price)
Super cute item number 2:  This little powder blusher, housed in a round powder box comes with a cute little puff for application.  At first sight the color seemed a shocking pink, but makes for a nice flushed look, and can be blended out to almost nothing, natural looking.  Extra points for being adorable. (The product specs on this link are incorrect, describing a different product; so, go by mine.)
Rose Cushion Blusher etude house
cute, cute, cute
The face shop blusher
rose cushion blusher swatch
before and after blending
The Sheet Masks:
Donkey Milk Healing Gel mask
Freeset Donkey Milk Skin Gel Mask [Healing]: $3.00
This is another product I have been wanting to try.  This sheet mask is designed to moisturize, heal and soothe the skin.  This mask was loaded with product yet was totally dry when I finally removed it.  My skin really soaked this stuff up and clearly needed it.  It’s heavy on the moisture which left my skin tacky and it never really absorbed enough for day use.  I ended up grabbing a cotton pad with a small amount of micellar water on it and wiping it some, so I could apply my makeup; but my skin looked and felt nice after.  This mask is best suited for evening use, (or a day with nothing in store) which I typically do anyway, sticking to wash off types by day as needed.  Really liked it, wish I’d have saved it for my evening routine., to better reap the benefits. 😦
tony moly pore care wine sheet mask
Tony Moly I’m Real Sheet Mask [Red wine]: $2-3.00 (can be found on Amazon etc. in multi-version bundle packs, but be aware and read reviews, some sellers have been known to send product very near or past their expiration)
These masks are pretty easy to come by in the US, with many retailers.  I have a large stack of them; yet, this is the only version I do not have and have not tried.  I’ve been loading up on the intense moisture sheet masks as of late but look forward to giving this a go when the need arises.
The Samples:
Thank You Farmer Sample Trio
Thank You Farmer Sample Trio
I have been dying to try this pretty, pastel brand with great reviews.  I am LOVING the True Water Light Gel cream.  It is so moisturizing, yet light and quick to absorb.  It feels really cool and soothing as you apply.  I’ve added the Thank You Farmer starter kit to my Pink Seoul Cart.  Here is a link to the starter kit containing all of these products and more. (code Seoul79 for 10% off.)
Laneige sun block 50+++
Laneige Sunblock Supreme SPF 50+ PA+++
I already have my favorite sun creams but this is a solid version.  It’s light and somewhat watery/thin, quick absorbing without the sunscreen smell; but instead a light fresh scent.  I’ll toss this in my bag for sunscreen emergencies.
Pink Seoul Product info & Tip Cards:
Pink Seoul Info Card
Info Card July:August Pink Seoul
Another excellent box for me!  My first box was amazing and I loved the second as well…but I think that this one may have been my favorite; it’s a close call, they are all so fab!  I thoroughly enjoy trying new and unique brands and concepts.  Pink Seoul does such a stellar job of putting their boxes together and providing excellent tips and info.
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  1. maggiesimplelife

    This is a great box to try Kbeauty products! I want to try this out!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. kelifornia79

      Love this box! It’s been a favorite for some time!

      Liked by 1 person

  2. tinoco22

    You got good stuff for the month. That wine mask looks interesting. I would love to read a update on it.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. kelifornia79

      I keep getting that.. and it is the only product I did not get to! lol I will likely use it this weekend and I promise to update when I do! xx


  3. loveleeblog

    Hi there! I really love your posts and hope you check out mine. My wish is to have open, friendly and chatty community over on my blog. Thank you:)

    Liked by 1 person

    1. kelifornia79

      Absolutely. Thanks, Love. I’ve followed you back and I will check out your blog. 🙂


  4. danniijane

    Forgot to add the wine face mask looks great x

    Liked by 1 person

    1. kelifornia79

      Yes! It’s the only item I have not already used or am using from this box..but I’ve used many of the other versions of this line. I really like this box. It’s my 3rd and they have all been very good!

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      1. danniijane

        It’s that bit different to regular beauty boxes. South Koream cosmetics are always designed great too x

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      2. kelifornia79

        They are; and after a couple of years trying to get my skin back to the way it was prior to going hormonal haywire..Kbeauty products fixed it right up; in a really short amount of time, and kept it that way. different concepts, different ingredients and they just worked for me. The best part about this and my other Kbeauty and Asian beauty subs is that they completely cater them to your skin type and issues. I love knowing the products are likely going to work for me/match me.

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      3. danniijane

        That’s really good. I find a lot of beauty boxes don’t really cater to what you want. They’re often not right for your skin or hair type. This box sounds great though x

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      4. kelifornia79

        precisely! I do not end up with piles of unused products, doubles triples and more of the same with these; and that is a huge plus.

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  5. danniijane

    This is so cute. Love the bits you got.

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  6. Healthy_Glow

    interesting selection! This is available in the US? I just purchased the aloe gel and it’s not bad.

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    1. kelifornia79

      It is! It’s a US based subscription but they do ship elsewhere for different costs per area.


      1. Healthy_Glow

        Thank you

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