new in : LoveShoppingholics, Benton, YumeTwins, etc.

August 10, 2017 No comments

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Suddenly, an unboxing post! I got a bunch of packages arrive all at the same time last week because apparently, all of these packages got stuck in 🔥PhilPost hell🔥 even though they'd already arrived in the Philippines last June-July. I only managed to get them after Aian's brother went to check the local post office to see if they had my packages. They were there, with the earliest one to arrive marked as received on June 28, wtf. And because I got them almost two months late, for this post I'll just unbox them all at once! 🎊

new in - LoveShoppingholics, Benton, YumeTwins | chainyan.co
new in - LoveShoppingholics, Benton, YumeTwins | chainyan.co
The first package I got is from LoveShoppingholics—new contact lenses! I accidentally threw away the original packaging because I was too excited to finally receive new lenses in my correct grade. Before these came I'd been wearing lenses with a grade much lower than my actual one, so I'm glad because I can finally see properly when I go out now, lol. The pair I got are I.Fairy Jetaime Highlight Silver Grey*. I was torn between getting grey or brown, but I chose grey in the end. I'll do a proper review of these in the future.

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The next one is from Benton! I was chosen by Benton to do a review of one of their new products, so they sent me this.

new in - LoveShoppingholics, Benton, YumeTwins | chainyan.co
new in - LoveShoppingholics, Benton, YumeTwins | chainyan.co
Lots of samples! I really love Benton's Snail Bee Essence (it's HG status for me!) so I'm looking forward to trying all of these!

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The product Benton sent to me for review is this – the Papaya-D Sun Cream*! It's Benton's newest product. Like I said, I love their Snail Bee Essence so I've become quite curious about Benton's other offerings, which is why I was super excited to try this out. I've actually already tried this a couple of times since I received it. Please look forward to reading my full review!

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The third and last package is from YumeTwins! YumeTwins is a monthly kawaii subscription box from TokyoTreat. Each box contains kawaii items such as official plushies, lifestyle goods, authentic anime merch, etc.

new in - LoveShoppingholics, Benton, YumeTwins | chainyan.co
new in - LoveShoppingholics, Benton, YumeTwins | chainyan.co
The box I got was the April 2017 Box*, which is Easter-themed! Which explains why there's a lot of Gudetama items in the box, heh. My favorite is the Gudetama cup! So cute! This is supposed to be an unboxing post, but for this one I'll only give you a little peek for now. I'll be talking about the contents of the box in detail in a separate post, so please look forward to that as well~

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While we're on the subject of recent acquisitions, here are some not-so-recent ones that I didn't get the chance to blog about earlier. I got these in June-July. The first two items are the Papa Recipe Bombee Honey Mask and Hada Labo Shirojyun Lotion sample from Kang. She knows I've been wanting to try the Papa Recipe Mask and that I recently ran out of my favorite Shirojyun, AND SO FOR SOME REASON she just decided to give this to me. (SKINCARE FAIRY GODMOTHER?????? IDK. That said, please visit her blog and give it some love because she deserves all the love in the world, thanks.)

The other two are purchases I made in an attempt to find replacements for certain items in my current routine. I bought a sample of the Thayers Rose Petal Witch Hazel Toner to see if it could possibly replace the COSRX AHA/BHA Toner, since I read that it could also work as a pH-balancing toner. It does its job well, but I'm not so sure about the rose petal scent. I might try the cucumber and the original ones next, then I'll buy the 355ml version once I figure out which one I like best. As for the Mizon Snail Recovery Gel Cream, I got it to see if it could replace my Hada Labo Shirojyun Milk. Don't get me wrong, I love Hada Labo and the Shirojyun line. It's just that I've decided to switch to gel moisturizers from now on since I feel that my skin would benefit more from several light layers of hydration rather than one heavy moisturizing emulsion or cream. And so, I tried the Mizon one because it's frequently mentioned as a decent moisturizer for humid climates. For me, it's just okay. I always feel that I have to wait a bit longer for it to absorb before I apply my sunscreen. A lot of people seem to like it though, so maybe I'm just being nitpicky. Anyway, I might try the COSRX Oil-Free Moisturizer after this.

And that's it! I was super excited for all the packages to arrive, but after waiting for almost two months and being constantly ignored by PhilPost on Twitter my excitement just kind of died down lol. I'm still pretty excited about the products themselves though, so please look forward to when I discuss them in detail in their own separate posts!

As for my purchases, I've mentioned this a bunch of times on my other SNS already, but ever since July I've been focusing on trying to minimize my life, so I've disciplined myself to only buy things I need. No new makeup, and no new skincare unless I've used up what I have. No new clothes until I've cleared out my wardrobe. Since then I've only bought four items—the last two things in this post, a repurchase of my Benton Snail Bee Essence (which I forgot to include here), and most recently, this One Piece x UNIQLO Chopper T-shirt. I broke my no new clothes rule with that last one, but One Piece and Choppy give me joy, so it's okay!

Are you interested in any of the products mentioned above? Which one would you like me to post about first? Let me know!

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