Latest Tester Korea Haul!

I know, I know. I really need to stay away from Tester Korea. Especially when I accidentally end up buying mostly masks. But, in my defense, I stumbled across some great deals. (We will go with that for justification) My pictures aren’t the best for this post. No matter what I did, my camera just would not cooperate. So, you all have be forewarned.

This is mostly a haul post with very little commentary.


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These little penguins are too cute! I’ve ordered them a few times, and oddly enough, they have yet to be for me. The people I ordered these for are very happy about them.  These are a Holika Holika product and I adore the creative packaging.

Cost: 3900 won each


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This is an Innisfree towel. It intrigued me because it claims to create a thick lather and to be made from natural ingredients.

Cost: 3000 won


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I have the Innisfree Jeju Volcanic Black Head Out Balm reviewed many times and I decided to give it a go. Since I just received another black head product in a monthly bag, I think I need to do a comparison post.

Cost: 4000 won

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I love this gloss bar! A little bit of color with a super cute package, and I am sold.

Cost: 3920 won




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Missha Masks! I bought one for oily days (lemon)  and another (honey) for when I need moisture.

Cost: 1000 won each


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I have never seen this brand before. Beauty Friends seems to be a brand new to Tester Korea. I definitely appreciated the price (500 won) so I ordered multiple to try out. There are a bunch more varities to this brand.  I picked out Marie Algar, Tomato, Royal Jelly, Vitamin, Aloe and Herb.

Cost: 500 won each

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I also tried out a few more new to me masks: MJ Care Essence Mask in Charcoal (500 won),  Tonymoly Pureness in Shea Butter and Hyaluronic Acid (1000 won each), Tonymoly Wonder Butter (1000 won),  Skinfood Deep Sea Water mask (1000 won),  and Holika Holika Aqua Mask (500 won).


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Foodaholic was another new discovery for me. They are 500 won each and they, too, come in oodles of varieties. I chose to get snail, blueberry, royal jelly and aloe.

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I love Innisfree masks!!!! I scooped up a whole bunch on this haul. Namely in Cucumber, Black Berry, Tea Tree. Strawberry, Bija, Lime and Aloe. I’m all about the aloe on this haul, it seems.

Cost: 950 won each


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I think what made me buy these was the packaging. It’s too cute! I’m a sucker for it. Luckily, I think these are nice masks. These are Tonymoly I’m Real masks.

Cost: 1000 won each


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And yet another new to me brand! These are Aritaum masks. I picked out shea butter, cucumber, honey and hyalurinic acid.

Cost: 1000 won


As you can see, I went mask crazy. Like a lot crazy. I’m really glad that this was during a sale because otherwise I would think I was nuts. I also hadn’t bought any masks or the like in quite awhile (not including my monthly bags).

What do you think? What would you get from Tester Korea?





Tester Korea Haul #3

I ordered a third haul from Tester Korea. Before the second one had even arrived. I think this may be a sign of a problem, but that’s ok! I am fully ok with this. Some of what I bought was for a gift, and the recepient was VERY happy.

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As always, the package was nice and tightly packaged. I had no worries of finding anything smashed or broken. Below you’ll find the products, my descriptions and thoughts if I have tried it. I’ve also linked to the product pages on Tester Korea if the product is still available as well as included prices in case you were wanting to take the plunge and get some for yourself.

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SKINFOOD Avocado Leave in Fluid

I’ve been using this since I received it upon getting out of the shower. I’ve been putting it on the ends of my hair. This doesn’t require rincing and seems to be  keeping my hair moisturized.

cost: 5500 won

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ETUDE HOUSE Moonlight In Spoon Blending Sleeping Cream 

I bought this in Shea Butter and Blueberry. Shea Butter is for nourishing and moisture and Blueberry is an antioxidant. I found that I was able to get more than one use out of each spoon. I actually was able to use it three times. I kept it from drying out by using the Lassiel lid thing that I got awhile back in a Memebox.

cost: 1500 won each

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TONYMOLY Intense care Eye mask 

This is an under eye mask for dry skin and is to be worn for 30-40 minutes.

cost: 2500 won

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I got this in Purifying, This mask was actually black which made it interestingly fun to wear. It also made my skin nice and soft.

cost: 1500 won

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ETUDE HOUSE Black Charcoal Chin Pack

This is like those little nose strips but is shaped to fit on the chin instead.

cost: 500 won

INNISFREE Jeju volcanic nose pack

This is another nose strip. I’m determined to find one that works well.

cost: 500 won

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Too Cool For School Marshmallow Puff

This is a sort of knock off version of the very expensive beauty blender.

cost: 5000 won

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SKINFOOD Fresh Apple Pore Cleansing Oil

This actually leaked a little in shipping, but it made the box smell nice. I haven’t used this one yet preferring to try out the innisfree one I bought, but I am excited to try it.

cost: 12000 won

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ETUDE HOUSE AC Clinic Intense Extractor

This is one of those thingamabobs that can take out black heads and sebaceous filaments from the skin.

cost: 3000 won

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SKINFOOD Trouble Clear Spot Patch

These are little patches in different sizes that help get rid of pimples and zits when they crop up. I’ve tried them once and it worked decently well.

cost: 4400 won

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TONYMOLY Changing U magic foot peeling shoes

These were such an odd sensation. They were squishy little booties that had an essence in them. I wore them for about an hour and a half. I didn’t find they made my feet peel anywhere as much as I had anticipated. Check out below if you’re curious to see what they look like unfolded.

cost: 3800 won

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I picked out the blueberry one to try this time around.

cost: 1000 won

BAVIPHAT Juicy mask sheet

I bought this in Peach.

cost: 1000 won

BAVIPHAT Snail Cure Mask sheet

This was a nice sheet mask. And, as a bonus, it had snail.

cost: 800 won

INNISFREE It’s Real Squeeze Mask

This is in Green Tea. This was also a gift for ordering though the Tester Korea Group on Facebook.

cost: 950 won

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THE FACE SHOP Daily Beauty Tools Oil Control Film 50 Sheet

More oil sheets to help keep my oily face on its best behavior.

cost: 2200

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TONYMOLY Magic Food Banana Hand Milk

I simply adore this hand cream. It is adorable and smells like Banana laffy taffy. (pictured below)


Laffy Taffy - bite-size banana - tub of 145


cost: 5900 won

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TONYMOLY RedApple Hand Cream

This is hand cream that both smells like apples and is housed in an apple shaped jar. This is one of the gifts that I had bought for a friend.

cost: 5900 won

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INNISFREE Jejubija Anti-Trouble Cleansing Gel

I’ve been using this cleanser since I got my order and I like it. I like how it works and how it smells.

cost: 12000 won

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ETUDE HOUSE Yogurt Wash off Pack

I have quite the collection of yogurt things, but the different flavors intrigued me.

cost: 3500 won

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ETUDE HOUSE Honey Wash off Pack

I have nothing in the line of honey products so this seemed like a fun thing to try.

cost: 3500 won

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I am forever getting my hair wet trying to wash it so I figured I’d try this. I also bought a second one for a gift.

cost: 2500 each

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HOLIKAHOLIKA Penguin’s Dream

This little guy is too cute! The cream inside smells fruity and he has made his way to his new home with my friend who is penguin obsessed.

cost: 3900


I also received a bonus. Instead of those little sample packs, I received a nail polish.  I received a bottle of Skinfood Jungle Fruits nail polish. It’s apparently Coconut. It’s a greenish brown color.

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so, there you have it. My third Tester Korea haul. Any suggestions as to what I should try next? I’ll likely do an order in April or May sometime.


Second Tester Korea Haul

Before my first Tester Korea Haul came in, I had my second one ordered. Whoops? I tried to not go overboard. But… all of a sudden my cart was full. This order, once again, has a lot of masks, but I did venture beyond the sheet mask this time around. It took roughly a month to get to me, which wasn’t helped much by spending over a week at customs.  (grrrr at you customs).

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All of my goodies were nice and neatly packed! The bottom of the box was a bit worse for wear, but it was secured going through customs.


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TONYMOLY Changing U Magic Mask Sheet 1Box

This is a set of masks (as far as I can tell).  Here’s what they all do according to the Tester Korea site. Some of these ingredients I have never, and I do mean never, dreamed of trying. Bird’s nest is a great example of this.

Black Pearl (Black Pearl)
Erases signs of fatigue and dull complexion and makes the skin clear and bright. Provides clarifying action fights fine lines wrinkles and restores skin elasticity.

Intensified production of Acid (hyaluronic acid)
Has a significant and prolonged moisturizing effect and for a long time supported the optimal level of skin moisture.

Red Wine (red wine)
Firming mask with extracts of red wine has the strongest antioxidant effects, actively fighting free radicals and prolonging the youthfulness of skin. The red wine polyphenols, resveratrol promotes collagen and maintaining youth and elasticity of the skin.

Tea Tree (with tea tree oil)
Nourishing mask with tea tree extract. Anti-inflammatory and bactericidal activity. Promotes healing of wounds and has a seboreguliruûŝee effect, removing the greasy shine and contributing to the narrowing of pores.

Green Apple (Green Apple extract)
Mask to reduce enlarged pores. Natural fruit acid, included with Apple, gently exfoliate dead skin cells, tightens pores and smooth the tone and texture of the skin, leaving it flat and smooth.

Royal Jelly (with Super Bee jelly)
Effectively nourishes, softens and soothes the skin and nourishes her full set of vitamins and micro-and makroèlementv required for the normal functioning of the skin.

Bird Nest (with swallow’s nest)
The mask effectively cleanses and strengthens local immunity. Improves complexion and has a rejuvenating and regenerating action.

cost:  6000 won


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ETUDE HOUSE Color Pop Tint Mini

I chose to get this in P01, which is reddish berry color. It seemed like a safe bet. I tried it out the minute it arrived and I can’t believe how nice it is. I don’t wear bright lip color often, but I do like it.

cost: 2000 won

Etude Wonder pore freshner

This seems to be a facial mist product. The name sounded cool, so I was game. Check out below to see how it was described on Tester Korea.

Etude House Wonder Pore Freshner is a pore care product that prevents and shrinks enlarged pores, firms skin, and eliminates harmful bacterium from forming under skin. It solves multiple skin care troubles at once with its patented formula. Cinnamon, Lotus and, germanium extracts control excessive sebum while vegetable ingredients refine skin tone

cost: 700 won

MISSHA Oil control Film

Oil control sheets are a must for me. I use these at least a few times a week. I’d actually run out while waiting for this order to come.

cost: 2200 won

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MISSHA Pure Source sheet mask

I ordered this in raspberry, tea tree and caviar. It seemed like fun things to have in a mask. The raspberry is supposed to be firming while the tea tree is anti-irritation and the caviar is for nutrition and firming.

cost: 1000 won x 3


I chose Tomato for this. I don’t have a face mask with tomato, so I figured I’d give it a shot.

cost: 1000 won x 2

A’PIEU Green Recipe Sheet Mask

I ordered this in carrot and in apple.

cost: 1000 won x 2

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THE FACE SHOP Real Nature Mask Sheet – Lotion Type Essence

This was ordered in Red Ginseng and Acai Berry.

cost: 1000 won x 2

TONYMOLY Pureness 100 Mask Sheet

Hyaluronic is great for the skin.

cost: 1000 won

INNISFREE It’s Real Squeeze Mask

I picked manuka for this one. Why? Simply because I’d never heard of it. I also opted for Kiwi and Tea Tree.

cost: 665 won x 3

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ETUDE HOUSE I Need You, Mask Sheet

If I’m being honest, I picked 3 at random. Vita complex, snail, royal jelly were my choices. But, I must say, these packages are too cute!

cost: 1000 won x 3

Innisfree It’s Real Rice Mask

I believe this was a “hey, it’s cheap. I will buy it.” purchase.

cost: 500 won

NATURE REPUBLIC Given By Nature Aqua Gel Mask Sheet

My first ever gel mask! I can’t wait to try it out. This is in Tea Tree. (ugh, oily skin, behave). This was a gift. (Thank you! )

cost: 2000 won

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Skinfood Gold caviar mini set

This has a toner and an emulsion in it. I’ve just started using toners and I’ve never tried an emulsion before. I got these to try out something before committing to a big, full size, product.

cost: 700 won

LANEIGE New Basic Trial Kit

This is another little kit I picked up to try something. It has  Laneise Power Essential Skin refiner – 5ml and Laneise Balancing Emulsion – 5ml in it. I’ve never tried either of these products and look forward to trying it.

cost: 600 won

Baviphat Mini Lemon Whitening Sleeping pack

The lemon shape was calling to me. I’m not sure why, but I needed this. Even once this product is used, I’m sure I can find something to do with the container.

cost: 1500 won

Too Cool Pumpkin Sleeping Pack

I really, really wanted this product. So excited! There are sleeping pumpkins on the product. Sleeping pumpkins people!

cost: 4000 won

MISSHA Bubble Maker

I saw a blogger talking about a bubble maker and I decided that I needed to try it out for myself. I like trying out new things to help me better clean my face.

cost: 1500 won

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The face shop Travel kit 4 items

I’ve never tried any of these products, but I figured it would be nice to have some sample sizes in case I need to travel. Coincidentally, I am going away this weekend, so this works out quite well. This contains: jewel therapy cherry blossom shampoo 8ml*3ea,  jewel therapy cherry blossom rinse 8ml*3ea, perfume seed capsule body wash 8ml*3ea, rice water bright cleansing foam 1ml*3ea.

cost: 2500 won


Well, there you have it, my biggest haul to date. I actually have a bigger one coming. Bigger in the sense that it cost more money, not necessarily that it will have more stuff. In total, with shipping, my order was about 40000 won after discounts and such. I ordered this during a sale they were having.

Thoughts? Comments? Guidance on how to use some of this stuff?



Tester Korea Haul!

I’d been introduced to Tester Korea through many different blogs that I follow and when they had some sales of up to 30% off during Black Friday, I decided to take the chance. I placed my order on November 26 and it was mailed December 8.

In total, my order cost me 18 550 WON for the products, and 9500 WON for shipping. This equals to roughly 19.56$ for my products and 10$ for shipping. While the shipping seemed steep to me, we’ll see how I feel about it once we go through the products. The dollar amounts are in USD. I also had to deal with the exchange rate for CAD. Which, to be frank, sucks at the moment.

Also…speaking of shipping.

As stated above, my order was placed November 26 and finally was mailed December 8, almost 2 weeks later. It finally arrived to Canada on December 19. And as of December 20th the status of the package read “Item has been presented to Canada Border Services Agency for customs review.”  I got nervous when I saw that, but it cleared customs December 23 and arrived to my postal box December 29th.

Well, enough about my shipping woes, onto the haul. All product descriptions come from the link provided for the product from Tester Korea or the product labelling if possible. I’ll list the prices as I paid them in won at the end of each product.



Can I just say that this was very well packaged! I was super impressed. There were so many packing peanuts protecting my order.

First up, the masks! And you have been forewarned, I bought many of them.


1/2. HOLIKAHOLIKA Mask Sheet From Nature 

I ordered two of these masks. I chose Vitamin+ Pineapple and Hyaluronic acid+ bamboo. I chose pineapple because I had never seen a mask made of pineapple. (As I’ve said in other posts, I’m still fairly new to the kbeauty game) and hyaluronic acid was chosen because I have learned that it is great for the skin. Pineapple contains bromelain which has great anti-acne properties.

cost: 700 won each

3.  A’pieu Pure Bamboo Sheet Mask

This is a sheet mask that contains bamboo. Bamboo is great for moisturizing skin and, depending on the form, can also be great for your hair. This, however, will be going on my face. It contains magnesium and calcium to help maintain “optimal moisture and oil balance all the time.”

cost: 1000 won

4. MISSHA Pure Source sheet mask

I ordered this in Sea kelp nutrition which is said to nourish and vitalize the skin. I hope it doesn’t smell too sea-weedy. On the back of the packaging, there was a bit of information on what is in this mask. It reads: Pure cotton sheet mask enriched with Sea Kelp extract which contains mineral, vitamin and iodine , makes your rough and fatigued skin moisturized and vitalized while helping control wastes and impurities on the skin to make it clean and clear. 

cost: 800 won




1. BAVIPHAT Juicy mask sheet

I ordered this in Avocado (nourishing and lifting) and Pomegranate (brighten and elasticize). The avocado is great for dry skin, which will be fantastic once winter comes around. Pomegranate helps to retain a youthful complexion. (I don’t need help with that, I just like the sound of putting something made with pomegranate on my face)

cost: 700 won x 2

2. It’s Skin Aloe Calming Mask Sheet

A calming mask sheet, non-greasy formula to relieve dry skin and leave you feeling silky soft absorbs quickly to soothe skin irritations and can help keeping waterty effect after a bath or shower and sun overexposure. This mask has refreshing aloe scent and is ideal for the whole family.

This is also a sheet mask that has aloe, which is great for the skin. It is moisturizing and can help with soothing the skin. The one thing I don’t get about this mask? I have zero clues about who the guy on the packaging is. I can only assume that he is some kind of celebrity.

cost: 800 won

3.Holika Aqua Max Ultra Moisture Mask Sheet

Calming moisture mask sheet with icy-cool feeling that contains moisturizing ingredient discovered in the Alps.

This is a sheet mask that is designed to stay on for 15-20 minutes. It’s supposed to help rehydrate your skin. Again, got this because of winter coming. Or potentially coming. It hasn’t dropped much below zero yet.

cost: 500 won


1. It’s skin Pearl Bright Essential Mask Sheet

Mineral-rich moisturizing pearl extracts to enrich skin moist and glowing sheet mask that cultivate. 

I’ll admit, it was the packaging that attracted me to this product. The price also helped. I look forward to trying it. Pearl extracts help to brighten and enrich the skin according to the Tester Korea site.

cost: 800 won

2. BAVIPHAT woori rice mask sheet

I ordered this in Oatmeal for moisturizing and nutrition of the skin. Plus, the little dude on the packaging is the right combination of creepy and cute.

cost: 700 won

3. It’s Skin The Fresh Mask Sheet

I ordered this in Honey for glow and elasticity. Depending on how I like this mask, I may go back to buy the remaining types of this brand. The packaging is clean and crisp and I like it. This mask is purported to clear up skin issues as well.

cost: 800 won

4. INNISFREE Make-up 1Minute Mask

Confession time. When I ordered this I wasn’t 100% sure what it was. I think it’s a 3 piece mask designed to be worn before you put on makeup. Nonetheless, I’m more than willing to give it a try. The back of the packaging leads me to believe that it had three pieces– one for your forehead, and one for under each of your eyes. The packaging also says that it contains Jeju green tea water to help optimize your face for make up.

cost: 1000 won



MAMONDE 7Days Project Sheet Mask

I ordered this in #04 Pore Care. I always feel so self conscious over my pores. This type (I really wanted to type flavor) is apple and lavendar.  I will admit to being a bit disappointed. From the picture on Tester Korea, I understood that I’d get 1 of each of the types of masks, not all one kind. Since I now have 7 of the same mask, I hope it’s good. The packaging is actually pretty cute. Each day of the masks has a different encouraging message, though some of them don’t make a lot of sense.  (1) Perfect! Good Luck! 2) Wow! Wonderful! 3) Go Go! Fighting! 4) Interim Check! 5) Really good! 6) You can do it! 7) Well begun, half done! )

cost: 5000 won


And the other products:


1. THE FACE SHOP Blackhead Out Aloe Nose Strips

I haven’t tried this product, but I will sometime next week. I have never tried a nose strip that had aloe in it before purchasing this. I’m looking for a good nose strip. Hopefully this will fit the bill. And not necessarily pertaining to the product itself, but I am impressed that 1) the English is spot on on this product and 2) it’s also written in French and the French makes sense!

cost: 350 won

2. TONYMOLY Egg Pore Nose Pack

Another nose strip. As I said above, I’m trying to find a good nose strip. Maybe one of these three will work.

cost: 350 won

3. HOLIKAHOLIKA Pig-nose Clear Black head Perfect sticker

This was the first product that I tried out of my Tester Korea haul. And I wanted so badly to be impressed but I just wasn’t. These are kind of “meh” in terms of nose strips. Yes, the packaging is adorable and yes, the strips are pink, but I found that they didn’t do much for my blackhead ridden nose.

cost: 350 won



Innisfree Olive real cleansing tissue 10 sheet 

  •  Cleansing tissue that contains gold olive ingredients
  • Paraben free, pigment free, mineral oil free, animal nature materials free, benzophenon free
  • Olive scent

I’ve heard so many good things about Innisfree so when I saw these, I snapped them up quicky.  I like cleansing wipes. They’re great for days when I feel lazy. Until I got these in the mail, I wasn’t sure if there were 10 sheets or 30. The listing said 10 sheets but further on down in the item page, it says something about 30 sheets. When I finally received the product and looked at the packaging, it says 10 sheets. So I’m going with that number. I haven’t tried this yet, but I will do so when I start wearing makeup again. (AKA after Christmas break)

cost: 800 won

Skinfood Fresh Apple sparkling Pore cream*10ea

HOW to USE: After emulsion or serum application, dispense an ample amount onto thepalm and smooth over the entire face.

Skinfood is another brand that I have heard many, many things about. While I’m not sure what a sparkling pore cream is, I’ll soon find out.  This is another example of a product where I went “ooooh, pretty” and had to buy. I like that it had 10 samples of it. I suspect it may be a pore tightener of some sort and also possibly may reduce shininess and oil production. These claims require more investigation, but if it does what it says, and I like it, a full size product order may need to happen.

cost: 1400 won

Skinfood Aloe vera foaming cleanser*10ea

This appeared to be a cleanser. I can always use more of those. Yet another thing that had 10 samples. I like that I got multiple chances to try the product. I tried using my first packet last night and I saw that one packet can be used more than once as a little amount of this product goes a LONG way. I like that it foams up nicely and it felt gentle on my skin. I didn’t feel like my skin was super dried out and it didn’t make my skin feel tight. So that’s a win. I’ll need to continue to use this to fully gauge how I like it.

cost: 1400 won

And finally, the samples. If you’ve seen Tester Korea posts before then you may be aware that most orders come with a sample pack or two. Here’s what I got in my samples:



I’ve seen some posts/commentary that they were disappointed to see they were all from one brand, but personally, this doesn’t bother me. I don’t own any toner at the moment and I think I will enjoy trying those four types out. And as soon as I figure out what a hydro massage gel is used for, I plan on trying that as well.  I’ve tried the platinum grape cell toner, and I liked it well enough. I was just very glad that it didn’t smell grape-y. I hate the smell of grape things. I’ve also tried the water berry toner. Both toners were nice, but I don’t feel like there was enough in the package for me to really see if it would do anything.

Because of sales, I saved 1200 won, which is pretty sweet. I think I did fairly well with this haul. Especially considering that sheet masks are definitely not this cheap here in Canada. I don’t think I’ve ever seen them cheaper than 3-4$, so even just with the masks I bought, I more than got my money worth.

I actually had a second Tester Korea order placed before my first one even came in. (whoops!) I ordered a bunch more masks, plus a few small cosmetic items. I will definitely be posting about it when it comes in!