I won an epic giveaway a while ago! I waited to say anything because I wanted to get to know the products before I talked about them. (◕‿◕✿)
So… Peach and Lily launched their site this month. In case you don’t happen to read my Facebook page (where I’ve posted links to Peach and Lily before *wink*), Peach and Lily is a new beauty site that is based in the U.S. that specializes in Asian Beauty products. They will also be integrating a virtual guide to help match up your skin needs with the right products.
Plus, Peach and Lily will be taking the extra step of sorting through the mass of products out there to show you the best ones!!! Sounds great, right?! (｡♥‿♥｡)
Back to the giveaway… the prize was products from AMOREPACIFIC and/or SK-II. These are high-end Asian Beauty brands from Korean and Japan, respectively. When I was contacted to let me know I won, the lovely ladies from Peach and Lily asked if I knew what I wanted or if I wanted recommendations. Since I’m a believer in leaving things (relatively) open to experts, I chose to have recommendations from the Peach and Lily team. I answered a few questions about my skin’s current state and what I wanted to benefit from.
Not long after that, I received my mystery box. I suppose I could have asked what they picked for me, this way was just more fun!!! Sadly, the box came while I was at work. I asked hubby to open it for me, then I told him to leave it. Silly, right?! When I got home, I tore right into the box and literally gasped!!!!! Why?THAT is why!!! Look at all the excellent and luxurious products I won! I did look online a bit to see if anything in particular caught my eye before I said to fully customize me. When I saw all of this I literally gasped! Confession time… yes I blog about beauty and it might seem like I have limitless money to spend on this stuff, but that can’t be further from the truth!! LOL! I’m pretty frugal and don’t really own expensive beauty items. These products here are probably the most expensive beauty items I have ever owned!!! What are they anyway??
L-R: (Top) AMOREPACIFIC Moisture Bound Refreshing Hydra Gel Oil-Free $100 for 1.7 oz/50 ml size. Mine’s about 1/3 of full-size ; AMOREPACIFIC Moisture Bound Rejuvenating Eye Treatment Gel $85 value; SK-II Whitening Source Derm Revival Mask $16 value (1 mask); AMOREPACIFIC Moisture Bound Rejuvenating Serum $100 value; SK-II Facial Treatment Essence $155 value
You still there? So, WOW, right? Multiply that feeling about 10 times because I have these and I’m so excited!!! The other thing you need to know about me is I’m ridiculous about saving things “for later”. Or keeping things nice to use for “something special”. I let these sit for a few weeks because this was happening or that and I had to take pictures before I opened them. LOL （*´▽｀*）I finally gave in and opened everything to take pics. So the pics in this post were really the first time these poor little containers saw the light of day since they were sent to me. I opened them JUST FOR YOU!! ♡＾▽＾♡ Feeling the love? You should!!!So cute, isn’t it? Pretty green. I love the brightness of it in this pic and how it looks like it’s glowing. The way the picture came out reminded me of a little something from back in the day. It’s a nice light feeling gel that absorbs fast. It has a perfumed scent, I’m usually very sensitive to scents and this doesn’t bother me at all. This product is supposed to have an 8 hour time release, which made me want to use it at night or in “winter” with the heat on. (It’s FL, we don’t really have winter!!) I think for this one, I’d prefer it more as a product to use in the winter for just that reason. It takes a tiny bit, so I can see this lasting quite a while.
（＾＿−）Bigger container than the last one, wouldn’t you say? The disappointing bit about these jars is that they look much bigger on the outside than they actually are. If I had paid full price for these and hadn’t been aware, I may have been a bit annoyed by the packaging. (Maybe that’s just me, I don’t know!) There is a decent amount of the product in the jar still. Same as the last gel, it takes a tiny amount of product each use. I like that this one has a *24* hour time release and is paraben free. It’s packed with botanicals too, Bamboo Leaf extract, Water Lilly, and all kinds of other amazing stuff. You should go to the AMOREPACIFIC site really and check all that part out. This is a cream-like gel that’s very light and it absorbs quickly. It’s not greasy at all which I was concerned about for eyeshadow purposes. I don’t know if I’m imagining it or what, I do feel like my dark circles are lightening or going away. The skin around my eye area seems more firm and smoother. I think this will be an item to definitely replace when I run out. This one I don’t have an inside of the package pic of, or anything to tell you about the performance. Yet! What am I waiting for? I need to get myself an electric skincare cleansing tool before I use this. I REALLY want it to have maximum impact. If you’ve looked at any of my posts that show part of my face, you can see I’m covered in freckles. Just my face is covered. I know they’ll never disappear, I’d just like them less noticeable. When I do use this, I’ll definitely post about it.
(#／。＼#)This is now my regular daily moisturizer. It’s not greasy, it absorbs fast. It smells nice. This is another 24 hour release product. Paraben free too. It’s so smooth. When I put it on, it glides across my skin. I use such a minuscule amount , I swear this bottle will last a year or more!!! If it lasts about a year, it will be cheaper than my current moisturizer (drugstore!!!) with the price per ounce. We shall see what happens with this one. I feel moisturized, but not greasy when I use this so it’s really nice. I like that this has a very light feel to it. My current moisturizer feels sort of heavy on my skin. The pump on here lets me get a tiny bit out when I use it, which I love!
This is the “holy water” of Asian beauty. SK-II studied about sake fermentation to find what was making the brewers hands look youthful. Then they bottled it!! This stuff is excellent!!! After I wash my face, this is always the next thing to go on it. I’m hooked on it. The Facial Treatment Essence is a toner, moisturizer, skin balancer, pore refiner, wrinkle prevention, brightener, and soother. I’m sure it does other things, but this is what I know of for sure. If you don’t ever buy any Asian Beauty products, and want to try something amazing, THIS is it! Seriously, I love it. It does smell a little strange. I suppose it smells something like sake. But not quite. It’s not unpleasant, it’s just not a “pretty” smell. I use this every time I wash my face. I shake a few drops out onto my hands and apply it directly to my face and neck. If there’s any extra, I use it on my hands.
All in all, these are expensive items but they seem like they will last. Plus, I really feel confident in these products after using them to where I feel like the cost is (somewhat) justifiable. They are pricey, but quality. I feel like these items will make a home in my routine.
Just depends on how things are when I run out I suppose.
Peach and Lily is open and has some great Asian Beauty products. The button below is my referral link. You don’t have to use it to join, but it would be nice of you… (｡♥‿♥｡)They also have a blog, a Facebook page, and a Twitter account. So you have plenty of ways to connect with this team of awesome ladies that really know their stuff!!
**Items in post were won in a giveaway. All opinions are my own. No companies mentioned asked for a review of any kind.**
UPDATE: Check out my Peach and Lily giveaway! Ends 2/6!!!
- Peach and Lily Giveaway!!!! (harajukugirlfl.com)
- SJB Beauty Giveaway feat. Peach & Lily, Deluxe BB Cream & Facial Masks (sweetjellybean.com)