Korean Skincare: The Creme Shop Review

The Creme Shop is a Korean brand that produces affordable makeup tools, lashes, and skincare products. They can be found at Ross, Marshalls,  TJ Maxx, or on their actual website: http://www.thecremeshop.com . (Not sponsored by the way). I only bought a few items since I just wanted to get a feel for them first. I did try their Strawberry 3 Step Nose Strips but I’ll save that for a later blog comparing it to the Holika Holika Pig Nose Clear Blackhead 3 Step Kit.
Now onto the review!

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-$2.99
-Comes with 60 thin wipes
-Contains Vitamin C
-It doesn’t have the lemonade scent
-Instead it has an alcohol and cleaning scent like Lysol
-Claims to remove dirt, oil, and makeup
-It does remove my face makeup fine, but struggles with eyeliner and mascara
-I have to go back in with a makeup remover
Not the best makeup wipes, I rather pay an extra dollar or two to get better quality wipes.

Neroli Oil Infused Cleansing Towelettes
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-$3.99
-Contains 60 thick and soft wipes
-Claims: Gently purifies skin of dirt, oils, and makeup while refreshes and moisturize the skin
-I actually agree with the claims! This is one of the best cleansing towelettes I have used! It removes ALL of my makeup easily, including mascara and eyeliner
-Has a refreshing scent,  slightly citrus and floral
I highly recommend these!

Neroli Oil Infused Face Mask
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– $4.99
-Includes 5 sheet masks
-claims: the neroli oil will promotes radiant skin, improves circulation, reduces the look of scars, and evens out skin tone
-Has a fresh citrus and floral scent, stronger than the cleansing towelettes
-The mask is smaller than most, length and width wise
-The serum/gel is also thicker
-Leave on for 10-15 mins or until dry
-Has a sticky residue
I’m not a big fan of how it leaves my face feeling sticky. Also I didn’t see any improvements in skin.

The OMG Brush
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-$7.99
-Oval shaped
-Bristles are dome shaped
-Very soft and dense
-Multi use brush (I personally tried it out as a foundation brush)
-It claims to seamlessly blend foundations and powder without streaks or patchiness
-Unfortunately the claims are false! It created so many streaks and kept moving my foundation around. I had to go back in with a makeup sponge to even everything out.
This item was a huge disappointment.
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Overall: I would repurchase from this brand again but only their makeup wipes. Have you guys tried this brand before? If so, what did you like or would recommend? Definitely let me know!

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Korean Skincare: The Cure Collagen Essence Sheet Masks Review

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I’m currently on the hunt to find some good quality sheet masks at a discounted price. I came across a bunch of these The Cure sheet masks at Ross, Marshalls, & TJ Maxx. So I decided to buy a few of these to try out for you guys. Each box costs $5.99 for 5 masks, so about $1.25 for each mask including tax. They have a bunch of different masks you can choose from, depending on what you are looking for.

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Unfortunately these masks were a hit and miss.  There were a few that I liked: the Brightening and Argan Oil. They smelled great and refreshing. My skin felt smooth and soft afterwards. While there were a few that didn’t quite work for me. The Tea Tree and the Pearl masks had a very strong, almost overwhelming scent to them. I honestly had to force myself to finish the box. The Collagen and the Vitamin left a sticky residue. Also the Tea Tree and the Coenzyme Q10 masks broke me out. Only a few hours after doing the masks, I noticed small white bumps all over my face.

It’s definitely one of the cheaper Korean sheet masks out there but the real question is, is it worth it??? Did the masks even do as they claim? No. My skin did not look brighter, firmer, nor did it calm down my troubled skin. All the mask did was moisturize my skin, which gel mask sheets are supposed to do. They were maybe average at best. I would not repurchase these again since a few broke me out and the scent was too strong for me to handle. But hey, if you have dry skin and looking for some moisturizing masks, these might work out for you. You never know.

If you are trying to save money, buying a mask in a squeezed tubed or bottle will average out cheaper, since you can use it more than just 5 times. With these sheet masks you really are paying for the convenience and the materials.

**A little background info:  I have very oily skin (usually have to blot after 3 hrs), sensitive, and acne prone. Just because a product didn’t work for me doesn’t mean it won’t work for you. We all have different skin types.**