Monday, April 18, 2011

Love Package

My friends recently returned from Korea again and brought back another awesome love package for me. They always ask me what I want and not really being into Korean products, I never know what to ask them for so I leave it up to them.

This time they brought back a cute makeup pouch from Etude House, a whole bunch of sample packets, a couple of trial sets of Etude House Collagen Moistfull, a trial skincare set of The Face Shop's the smim, two Herb Day cleansing foams from The Face Shop and a whole variety of lipbalms--Nature Republic, Etude House and Baviphat.



They have given me lipbalms from Nature Republic before and I liked them. They turned from a clear balm to pink tint which was heat-activated. I've also had some Etude House lip balms from them before too. The Baviphat ones are new to me. They are the cute fruit balms. There are two each of apple, lemon and peach. Although there are two of each of those flavors, the packaging is a little different.


Has anyone used these before. I was wondering what the difference is between the two. I can't read Korean and I've never seen these before so if anyone can help me by telling what the difference is, I'd really appreciate it.

Also, has anyone ever tried any of The Face Shop products? I haven't and I'm curious as to your thoughts on the brand.

This is a scheduled post because I am busy helping my friend all day at the trade show again. Also, this week is Easter Week so I will be quite busy at work and will be working every day, even the weekend so I'm hoping that I will have more scheduled posts for this week. I hope that everyone will have a wonderful week.

*Kat*

28 comments:

K said...

Wow, what a great love pack!
I've tried several products from The Face Shop and also from Skin Food. They are OK. They are really affordable in Korea, but online they are pretty expensive!! I've reviewed some of them as well!

One product I do like is the VOV AHA apple vinegar mask. It's a great light peeling gel!

Anonymous said...

for the baviphat items, it's different because not all of them are lipbalms! the other is a lemon sleeping mask, peach peeling mask and apple mask

Nic Nic said...

Your friend is really awesome to send you such lovely things.. the lip balms look super cute - enjoy your package Kathy!

Anonymous said...

the ones on the left are lip balms, the ones on the right are lip tints :]
cute items

Brianna said...

What a great sampling of products! I just got a few things from Korea recently as well. This reminds me I need to post about that lol. I hope you have a good Easter!

Jennifer said...

is that 9 lip balms i saw in the pic?! and your friends have included a decent selection of products from different korean brands, which is nice :)

cushy said...

cute lip balm packaging. and the pouch....i want to squeeze it.

Elisa ♥ said...

omggg !!!! i'm so jealous !!! i love all the products, i wish i could try them all ='D

Cinnabunnie said...

This is a lovely package! i love korean products! i've never gotten to try many of them though >< hope you enjoy! as for the lippies, the ones with the OH are the lip tints while the others are just lip balms :)

Jess said...

Very lovely love package!
I have not tried any Face Shop products yet. Curious too! ;)

tania said...

some of them are lip tints and the other are lip balms. the ones with the labels that are lighter are the lip balms!

galpal.hi said...

@K--Thanks for your comment! I love when my friends go to Korea because they always bring me back just interesting items. Most of them have been okay but there have been a rare few that I totally loved and wanted them to bring back for me the next time they travelled.

*Kat*

galpal.hi said...

@Anonymous--Thank you for your input. I'm pretty sure that they are all lip balms though because that's what I was told. Also, I thought that the masks came in a larger container, albeit same design, than the lip products.

*Kat*

galpal.hi said...

@Nic Nic--Thank you! I think that I'm really blessed to have such wonderful friends, not just these friends who have brought me back things from Japan but many others, you included. <3

*Kat*

galpal.hi said...

@Anonymous--Thank you for helping me to figure out what is what!

*Kat*

galpal.hi said...

@Brianna--I'm looking forward to seeing what your friend brought back for you from Korea. It's always fun to see what others have received.

*Kat*

galpal.hi said...

@Jennifer--LOL! Yes, there are a LOT of lip products in that picture. I agree that I got a nice selection of items in this love pack.

*Kat*

galpal.hi said...

@cushy--Thank you for your comment! The pouch really is adorable isn't it?!

*Kat*

galpal.hi said...

@Elisa--Thank you for your comment! I can't wait to try some of these items out. I know that I'm so lucky to have wonderful friends who don't mind bringing me back surprises.

*Kat*

galpal.hi said...

@Cinnabunnie--Thank you for your comment and thank you so much for the clear explanation of what is the difference between the two sets. I've been really lucky to be able to try all sorts of different products from Korea because my friends travel there often. They will bring me back great items as kind of an exchange/thank you since I bunny sit for them while they are gone.

*Kat*

galpal.hi said...

@Jess--Hopefully I'll be able to try some of them out soon and can do a review.

*Kat*

galpal.hi said...

@tania--Thank you for commenting. Thank you also for helping to clear up what the difference is. I appreciate it!

*Kat*

astrorainfall @ beauty box said...

Ooo Korean goodies....

I've tried The Face Shop yogurt masks but wasn't entirely impressed with them.

I'm curious about Nature Republic so do write a review if you can!!

Steph said...

what a lovely package~ with so many cute things~
ou lala heat activated lip balm~ sounds cool =]

cute baviphat lip balms/ tints

galpal.hi said...

@astrorainfall (Yuming)--thanks for the heads up on The Face Shop masks. I'll write a review about the Nature Republic items. I have some other items that I have done a review on previously.

*Kat*

galpal.hi said...

@Steph--LOL! You make it sound like it's a little bit naughty.

*Kat*

BV said...

I think the "missing you" bag is so adorable! Your friends truly are wonderful! You are a lucky girl but you deserve it. Are these the same friends who got you the HK toilet paper? Just curious... BV

galpal.hi said...

@BV--You have a good memory! Yes, the same friends that gave me the HK toilet paper. They travel to Korea several times a year for business so that's why I can get Korean goodies so often.

*Kat*