WHAMISA Organic Seeds & Rice Fermented Hydrogel Mask

WHAMISA Organic Seeds & Rice Fermented Hydrogel Mask gives you the creme-de-la-creme experience when it comes to sheet masking. Out of 3 kinds this is my favorite and today I will tell you why.

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Claims from the manufacturer:

❇ 95.00% organic ingredients. Lifts, Soothes and Reduces wrinkles
❇ A truly unique blend of fermented organic ingredients to reduce wrinkles, improve skin elasticity and soften skin. The serum of this mask is a carefully crafted blend of organic ingredients including rice, soy and oat ferments, which helps to visibly reduce wrinkles and improve skin’s elasticity, brighten and improve complexion
❇ Suitable for all skin types
❇ Vegan friendly

Directions from the manufacturer:

Thoroughly cleanse and tone before applying mask. The mask comes in two parts (top and bottom) for a better fit.  Apply for 20 minutes before removing. Follow with moisturiser. No need to rinse with water.

Tip: Use regularly 2-3 times a week or over 4 weeks as an intensive course.

Ingredients:

Essence
*Aloe Maculata Leaf Extract, *Lactobacillus/Hordeum Vulgare Seed Ferment Filtrate, *Lactobacillus/Rice Ferment Filtrate, *Lactobacillus/Avena Sativa (Oat) Kernel Ferment Filtrate, *Lactobacillus/Phaseolus Angularis Seed Ferment Filtrate, *Lactobacillus/Glycine Soja (Soybean) Ferment Filtrate, *Lactobacillus/Sesamum Indicum (Sesame) Seed Ferment Filtrate, *Corylus Avellana (Hazel) Seed Oil, ***Scutellaria Baicalensis Root Extract, ***Paeonia Suffruticosa Root Extract, ***Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract, Xanthan Gum, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Aniba Rosaeodora (Rosewood) Wood Oil, Citrus Nobilis (Mandarin Orange) Peel Oil, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Oil, Adenosine, Linalol

Sheet
Water, *Hordeum Vulgare Seed Extract, *Aloe Maculata Leaf Extract, Ceratonia Siliqua Gum, *Lactobacillus/Rice Ferment Filtrate, *Lactobacillus/Avena Sativa (Oat) Kernel Ferment Filtrate, *Lactobacillus/Phaseolus, Angularis Seed Ferment Filtrate, *Lactobacillus/Glycine Soja (Soybean) Ferment Filtrate, Xanthan Gum, ***Scutellaria Baicalensis Root Extract, ***Paeonia Suffruticosa Root Extract, ***Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract

(*Certified Organically Grown *** Natural Preservative)

My experience:
it looks like there is only essence inside

This mask is made of something that I’ve never  ever seen before in other sheet masks. The consistency of the hydrogel is less dense making it very fragile yet most effective masks in my entire experience of masking. I’ve fell in love with the toner from this brand and I’ve decided to expand my horizons towards the masks as they did seem to deliver good results for other people.

First of all, the scent of all of the Whamisa hydrogel masks are heavenly. This particular Organic Seeds & Rice Fermented Hydrogel Mask had the mildest fragrance of all three. The ingredient list is the bomb! Everything is natural and organic and EWG certified. Of course there is a huge price tag attached to the “all organic” tag but it is wort it to at least try the mask once in your life to see how well it performs. I slipped my whishlist note to my Santa already and these are on the nr 1 place in the list for coming Christmas.

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The hydrogel itself is very translucent and has the same color as the essence. It is a 2-part mask which ensures a great fit for every face shape. To me it felt like the forehead area could be a bit longer because there was approximately 2 cm stripe of uncovered skin left. I could live with that but some of you may not like it so much. It is a lot of money to pay and you do expect great fitting product.

Application time was 40 minutes for me! Very impressive and I felt like this mask could still be left on for another 10 or so minutes easily. My skin was left calmed down, it was seemingly brighter and felt super soft to the touch. I didn’t feel like there was need for more moisture but just in case I’ve applied my Whamisa lotion to pack all the goodness under a protective layer. The best changes in my skin appeared the next day. I’ve produced very little oil through-ought the day and I’ve gotten tons of compliments that I looked very glowy. I agree, I was glowy from within rather than from the surface oils. Very pleasant experience.

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brightening effects are super noticeable with this one

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Oh, before I forget. The essence is very slippery so do lay down and enjoy the time you get to use this gorgeous product on the skin!!!!It is definitely worth the price when it comes to the sensory experience with this product. I highly recommend this one in particular.

Summary:

Pros:
+ Amazing packaging and formulations
+ Unique organic hydrogel sheet
+ Rich and beautifully smelling essence
+ Plumping and rejuvinationg on the skin
+ Maximum hydration and nourishing
+ Best results are seen on the next day
+ Highly brightening product

Cons:
– Price is steeeeep
– Short upper piece of the mask
– Extremely slippery for the first 5 minutes

Where to buy:
❇ NL and BE: littlewonderland.nl and  honeysu.be
❇ Internationally: Available at amazon, whamisa.co.uk and many other webshops
❇ Price is +/- 8€ per one hydrogel mask

Thank you for reading!

Yours truly, Kati 🙂

 

MISSHA Bee Pollen Renew Sheet Mask

MISSHA Bee Pollen Renew Sheet Mask is one of the latest additions to the MISSHA skin care line. It is a part of the Bee Pollen line that consists of several pollen based products and is made for more dry and exhausted skin.

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Claims from the manufacturer:

❇ Sheet mask for dry, stressed skin – moisture and nutrients even for very sensitive skin. Dermatologically tested, without mineral oil!
❇ The cloth mask with bee pollen extract helps to relax and moisturize dry, sensitive skin.
❇ Fresh and relaxing skin care, even for sensitive skin, with a 100% vegetable bamboo fiber cloth that has tremendous moisture retention properties.
❇ The Sheetmask is filled with the nutrient-rich  Ampouler and provides the skin with energy and elasticity.

Directions from the manufacturer:

Take the cloth mask out of the package, unfold it and place it on your face, avoiding the nose and mouth. After 10-20 minutes, remove the mask and gently pat the remaining essence. Do not wash!

Tip: Place the cloth again on your neckline for 10 minutes.

Ingredients:

Water, Pollen Extract, Glycerin, Dipropylene Glycol, Cetyl Ethylhexanoate, Niacinamide, 1,2-Hexanediol, Divinyldimethicone/Dimethicone Copolymer, C12-13 Pareth-3, C12-13 pareth-23, Glyceryl Acrylate/Acrylic Acid Copolymer, Sodium Hyaluronate, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Pelargonium Graveolens Flower Oil, Anthemis Nobilis Flower Oil, Cananga Odorata Flower Oil, Citrus Aurantium Bergamia (Bergamot) Fruit Oil, Rosa Damascena Flower Oil, Butylene Glycol, Propolis Extract, Royal Jelly Extract, Aspalathus Linearis Extract, Anthemis Nobilis Flower Extract, Leontopodium Alpinum Callus Culture Extract, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Extract, Hippophae Rhamnoides Oil, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract, Zingiber Officinale (Ginger) Root Extract, Schizandra Chinensis Fruit Extract, Coptis Japonica Root Extract, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Caprylyl Glycol, Sorbitan Stearate, Sucrose Cocoate, Polysorbate 60, Arginine, Carbomer, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Sodium Polyacrylate, Adenosine, Trehalose, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Allantoin, Disodium EDTA, Ethylhexylglycerin, Chlorphenesin

My experience:
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As much as I dislike regular honey sheet masks I fell in love with this beauty. It has a serum with consistency that I’ve never encountered before. It is opaque and ha  a yellow-beige tint to it and it is very watery and light. The texture of it has plenty of slip on the skin so it is very gentle and absorbs almost entirely into my skin leaving very little to no residue afterwards.

The essence is scented and has a floral-honey scent to it which is very mild and disappears soon after application. The fit and adherence of the mask are excellent as with nearly all MISSHA products. What  stands out for this particular mask is how soft it actually is. The sheet is made of the bamboo fiber and is super silky and gentle on my skin. Beware essence may drip down your chin a bit in the first couple of minutes!

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Since the essence is very concentrated and feels on the heavier side, it gave me 30 minutes of wearing time. And to be honest I didn’t mind it at all because the sensation that this mask left on my skin was glorious!  I felt that my skin was hydrated to the max. It felt nourished, looked brighter and smoother. My face looked instantly energized! Overall amazing results that lasted me till the next day. The finish on the skin was bit shiny but it was not oily or sticky to the touch. Very unique experience with this one. Will I buy it again? Yes!!!!

Summary:

Pros:
+ Contains Adenosine, Niacinamide and many more skin benefiting ingredients
+ Rich in natural herbal oils and extracts
+ No sticky residue left on the face
+ Great hydrating and smoothing results on my skin
+ Pleasantly scented essence, plenty of it left in the bag
+ Amazingly soft sheet of the mask

Cons:
– Steep’ish price
– Essence is on the runny side
– Fit of the sheet is on the smaller side

Where to buy:
❇ NL and BE: Not available
❇ Internationally: Available at misshadeutchland and roseroseshop
❇ Price is 4,50€ per one mask

Thank you for reading!

Yours truly, Kati 🙂

MISSHA Airy Fit Sheet Mask – Pomegranate

I was waiting and waiting and waiting for the MISSHA Airy Fit sheet masks to turn out in the (semi)local webshops because I really don’t want to order from Korean websites and have a month wait. I was lucky to spot the Ary fit Sheet mask series at the German MISSHA site so I went a grabbed some masks from the newest added sheet mask line. Today’s review is about the Airy Fit Sheet Mask with Pomegranate.

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Claims from the manufacturer:

❇ The sheetmask with Pomegranate makes the skin elastic and soft. Tired skin gets an elasticity boost!
❇ A cloth mask delivering its active ingredients effectively to the skin. The mask adheres through a lot of moisture to the skin.
❇ Rice paper is twice as thin and lighter than regular paper, which makes the mask feel like a second layer of skin.
❇ A great fresh-up through the cold brewing method: active ingredients are released to the skin more safely and with more freshness.

Directions from the manufacturer:

After cleansing the face, prepare your skin with some toner. Lay the mask evenly over your face. Leave the mask on your face for 15-20 minutes. Remove the mask and gently pat the mask residue until fully absorbed.

Tip: The mask remnants can also be applied to the area of ​​your neck and pulled in. The application is recommended 2-3 times a week.

Ingredients:

Water, Dipropylene Glycol, Butylene glycol, 1,2-Hexanediol, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Glycerin, Carbomer, Arginine, Coptis Japonica Root Extract , Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract, Zingiber Officinale (Ginger) Root Extract, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Ethylhexylglycerin, Allantoin, Disodium EDTA, Polyglyceryl-10 Myristate, Polyglyceryl-10 Laurate, Punica Granatum Fruit Extract, Trehalose, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Sodium Hyaluronate, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Glyceryl Acrylate/Acrylic Acid Copolymer, Citrus Nobilis (Mandarin Orange) Peel Oil, PVM/MA Copolymer, Pelargonium Graveolens Flower Oil, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Oil, Litsea Cubeba Fruit Oil, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil

My experience:
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Today’s review is one of many to come because I am pretty sure I’ve got all of the airy fit masks to play around with. I was able to get them from Germany for 1,80 per sheet which I do think is reasonable price for slim-fit sheet masks.

By slim-fit I mean those products that are made of the thin velvety fabric that is capable of absorbing a lot and adheres very well to your skin. I can immediately recognize this type amongst many because they usually don’t have any extra snips in them, only the openings for mouth, nose and eyes. The rest is unnecessary because the staying power of such thing is enormous. I can jump around and swing my hair like I am on the rock concert and it will still stay put.

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The packaging of this entire series is worth mentioning. Very sleek, matte colorful. I like it a lot. Mask inside is almost transparent wen wet and indeed very thin. The essence is also transparent and is not watery. The application was a pleasure because no essence was trying to escape from my face. Another major lovely feature. As for the scent, it doesn’t smell like much. Very light airy, fresh hint of something green. I had it on my face for 20 minutes and couldn’t smell anything at all. Only when I was inspecting the insides of the pack I caught a slight whiff of fragrance.

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The wear time for me was full 20 minutes.  Very lovely. My face was left with little residue on the skin that I just patted in and after 3-5 minutes no traces were left on the surface of my skin. Upon the inspection in front of the mirror I saw that my skin tone was more even than before the application. The greatest difference what I felt was that my skin was more even, had nearly no texture and felt super smooth. I get the same feeling after my peeling and I was surprised that a sheet mask can achieve nearly the same level of smoothness.

Summary:

Pros:
+ Sulfate, Alcohol and Paraben free formula
+ Contains several vitalizing oils
+ Great fit and adherence of the sheet
+ Very thin and soft material
+ Affordable price
+ Amazing skin smoothing and plumping results
+ Excellent formulation, the essence is not runny and absorbs well

Cons:
– Disappointed not to see vitamins added to this ampoule mask
– Hard to get in EU shops

Where to buy:
❇ NL and BE: Not Available
❇ Internationally: Available at mishadeutchland and roseroseshop
❇ Price is between 1 and 2€ per sheet and depens on where you get the mask from

Thank you for reading!

Yours truly, Kati 🙂

It’s skin Caviar Double Effect Mask Sheet

The It’s Skin Caviar Double Effect Mask Sheet is an anti-aging mask with high concentrations of Caviar extract to improve skin’s elasticity. It is a part of an entire Caviar Double Effect skin series with a bunch of products such as toners, emulsion, serum e.t.c.

Claims from the manufacturer:

❇ A soft texture mask sheet contain highly concentrated caviar extract that gives your skin plentiful nutrition and extra elasticity.

Directions from the manufacturer:

Remove film and apply mask on cleansed face. Leave on for 15 to 20 minutes then remove gently. Do not rinse. Pat the remaining serum into the skin until fully absorbed.

Ingredients:

Water, Glycerin, Butylene Glycol, Niacinamide, Caviar Extract, Portulaca Oleracea Extract, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Extract, Morus Alba Bark Extract, Adenosine, Xanthan Gum, Carbomer, Propylene Glycol, Polysorbate 80, Pearl Powder, Triethanolamine, Disodium EDTA, 1,2-Hexanediol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Chlorphenesin, Phenoxyethanol, Fragrance

My experience:

I stumbled across this mask when I was surfing the internet for some anti-agind sheet masks. I fell in love with it’s price and the packaging so it went into my shopping basket without a question. Now that I’ve used it I can tell you, me myself and I was not disappointed in my decision to buy this great mask.

First of all, to put all the rumors at bay, it does not smell like fish or caviar or anything like that. It has a pleasant smell that I can only relate to the berry category. Something between grapes and blueberries. The essence of this mask is very watery and fully transparant. And there is plenty of it left in the bag to use it on the neck, décolleage and the dry spots on my elbows.

The sheet is made of white semi-thick cotton and has 7 additional cutouts for the better fit on to the face. TO be honest it was too much but they are necessary as the sheet is not stretchy nor flexible which otherwise would make the application process more difficult. The adherence of the sheet is excellent. I was able to talk and smile an nothing moved or came loose.

I have experiences a  slight tingling sensation once I applied the mask. It disappeared in 5 minutes. I don’t meet many masks with the same light tingling. It is usually none (even though claimed by the manufacturer) or “burn, baby, burn” kind when you least expect it. After full 20 minutes on my face I removed the sheet and saw that my face was visibly brighter. The texture of my pores on my cheeks subsided and they were nearly invisible. My skin around my wrinkle areas was looking fresh, perky and plump. So this mask does what it promises 100%. I presume that with consistent use I would actually shed some years in my overall appearance.  Would I buy it again? YES!

Pros:
+ One of the cleanest ingredients list I’ve ever seen in mask
+ Alcohol, paraben, sulfate and silicone free formula
+ Rich in skin brightening and anti-aging ingredients
+ Lovely berry-like scent
+ Good adherence of the sheet
+ Great results on my skin

Cons:
– Quality of the sheet could be a bit more luxurious
– “So-so” fit of the sheet on my face frame
– Contains fragrance

Where to buy:
❇ NL and BE: littlewonderland. nl
❇ Internationally: Available at yesstyle and ebay
❇ Price is 1,50-2,95 € per sheet

Thank you for reading!

Yours truly, Kati 🙂

Milk Mellow Dessert Pack by MISSHA

After my recent spike of interest in the wash-off type of masks I would like to present to you this Milk mellow dessert pack by MISSHA. This mask comes from the 3 piece dessert series of wash-off masks.

 

 

 

 

 

Claims from the manufacturer:

❇ Soothes, refreshes, and protects your skin from external irritants
❇ Contains milk protein and egg extract which prevent moisture loss
❇ Brightens skin for more even tone
❇ Pudding texture helps to make skin soft and elastic

Directions from the manufacturer:

Dry skin after washing and apply a moderate amount avoiding the eye line and lips. Wait for about 5 minutes and wash off with lukewarm water.
Tip: Steam your face before application to open pores.

Ingredients:

Water, Glycerin, Propanediol, Hydroxyethyl Urea, Dipropylene Glycol, Betaine, Ammonium Acryloyldimethyltaurate/Beheneth-25 Methacrylate Crosspolymer, Ammonium Acryloyldimethyltaurate/VP Copolymer, PEG-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Styrene/Acrylates Copolymer, Phenoxyethanol, Chlorphenesin, Ethylhexylglycerin, Caprylyl Glycol, Coco-glucoside, Butylene Glycol, Benzophenone-5, Disodium EDTA, Fragrance, Benzoic Acid, Milk Protein Extract, Egg Yolk Extract, Milk Extract, Triticum Vulgare (Wheat) Seed Extract

My experience:

First of all lets talk about the packaging! Lovely and practical, just the way I like it. The tub of this mask  has whooping 200 ml in it! It looks like a  yoghurt pack except the cap on it is a screw-off instead of being a thin plastic sheet.  All this is wrapped into paper with the instructions on the bottom.

Once you open the jar you’ll see a white thick gel that becomes transparent after application onto the face. I needed a large spoon to cover my entire face in a thick even coat. The scent of this gel reminds me of condensed milk. It is very mild and inoffensive.

The instructions say to leave it on for 5 minutes and then to rinse it off. I was struggling a lot with the wash-off part. The mask was so dense that water just glided off it. After some more fighting with it I took a wash cloth and removed the majority of the mask off my face and then proceeded to the rinsing phase. It worked much better!

My face was left smooth and soft and my deep wrinkles on the forehead were less deep. this effect has lasted me for approximately half a day and I did enjoy the fact that my face was nearly wrinkle-free. The hydrating power was excellent! My skin felt moisturized for an entire day. I didn’t need to apply any moisturizer after this dessert pack.

To sum up: I had my ups and downs with this Mellow Dessert Pack but in the end I am always left with the plumped and hydrated skin. I do recommend using it in the bath because washing it. off can sometimes be difficult. Using it in a bath ritual works for me! So definitely try it 🙂

Pros:
+ Paraben, sulfate and alcohol free formula
+ Very hydrating and nourishing on my skin
+ Pleasant clean scent
+ Contains UV filter
+ Nice cooling effect on a hot days (keep it in the fridge for more chilly feel)

Cons:
– Hard to remove off your face
– Contains fragrance
– May not be suitable for sensitive skin type

Where to buy:
❇ NL and BE: bbcreamshop.eu and missha.nl
❇ Internationally: Available at yesstyle and beauteque webshops
❇ Price is 12,95€ fro a 200 ml jar

Thank you for reading!

Yours truly, Kati 🙂

MISSHA Purple-Firming Natural Color Clay Mask

MISSHA Purple-Firming Natural Color Clay Mask is one of the 4 masks in the Color Clay series. I love the fact how gentle they are on my skin. Clay masks are my nr 2 used masks in my entire collection. First place is rightfully occupied by the sheet masks because they are so easy in use.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Claims from the manufacturer:

❇ Elasticity care mask with Brazilian purple clay to help provide elasticity and nutrition to skin.
❇ Brazilian natural clay
❇ Classified color treatment depending on the type of skin troubles
❇ Wash-off type mask

Directions from the manufacturer:

After washing the face, prepare the skin with toner. Take an appropriate amount, apply thickly onto the face avoiding the eye and lip area and after 10-15 minutes, wash off thoroughly with lukewarm water.

Ingredients:

Water, Kaolin, Glycerin, Butylene Glycol, Magnesium Aluminum Silicate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, PEG/PPG -17/6 Copolymer, Silica, Cetearyl Alcohol, Titanium Dioxide (Cl 77891), Palmitic Acid, Betaine, Cetyl Ethylhexanoate, Bentonite, Stearic Acid, Viola tricolor Extract, Sambucus Nigra Fruit Extract, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Flower/Leaf/Stem Extract, Polysorbate 60, Glyceryl Stearate, Dimethicone, Sorbitan Stearate, PEG-100 Stearate, Cellulose Gum, Polyacrylate – 13, Ammonium Acryloyldimethyltaurate/VP Copolymer, Xanthan Gum, Tocopheryl Acetate, Polyisobutene, Tetrasodium Pyrophosphate, Montmorillonite, Mica (Cl 77019), Polysorbate 20, Sorbitan Isostearate, Disodium EDTA, Phenoxyethanol, Chlorphenesin, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Ultramarines(Cl 77007), Iron Oxides (Cl 77491), Iron Oxides (Cl 77492)

My experience:

Do I like it? Hell yeah! With this mask a little goes a long way.  The tube of this clay mask contains 137 grams of product! It is huge and lasts me forever. If I would want to cover my entire body in clay I could use one of these and still have some left afterwards.

The consistency of clay is very soft and creamy. If you ever tried the Biotherm Wonder Mud, you know what to expect from this one. The color of it is pinkish with a slight tint of purple in it. It turns more violet on the skin once it is drying out. There is no scent to the clay that I can detect. It spreads out extremely well and when it dries it still somehow feels moisturizing .

I apply this Firming Natural Color Clay onto my entire face. I do use a brush for it to create more thin layer. I remember the first time I used it I was afraid it is going to pull on my skin so I just placed it only over my T-zone. Now that I know it is tug-free, it is my go-to mask when I want to reduce the shine of my face for the coming day.

I usually leave it on for 15 minutes. Within this time it is nearly completely dry. When I rinse it, it comes off in no time leaving my skin very smooth and matte. I pat my skin with a toner of my choice and apply my make-up.  After these steps my make-up sits on my face for an entire day and I don’t even have to use the blotting paper.

Final verdict: This mask is great to use if you need to wear make-up and be out an about for an entire day. By the end of the day you are left with flawlessly sitting make-up!

 

Pros:
+ Alcohol, sulfate and paraben free formula
+ Contains vitamin E
+ Enormous amount of product in the tube for a low price
+ Extremely suitable for my oily/combination skin
+ Does not break me out nor dries my skin out
+ Easy to apply and  washes off with ease
+ Perfect base for a makeup

Cons:
– Contains some ingredients that are not suitable for acne prone skin
– Firming claim is not met on my skin

Where to buy:
❇ NL and BE: bbcreamshop.eu and missha.nl
❇ Internationally: Available at yesstyle, skin18 and many other webshops
❇ Price is 8,95€-14,63€ depending on where you get it from

Thank you for reading!

Yours truly, Kati 🙂