Sunday, February 20, 2022

A'pieu Best Sellers Box Review and 30% Off Coupon

I had my eye on the A'pieu Best Sellers Box for a while and I finally picked one up during MISSHA's Valentine's Day sale. A'pieu is a sister brand of MISSHA and has great Korean skincare.

*Disclaimer: This box was purchased by See, Shop, Love!

I am a skincare addict and MISSHA and A'pieu are two of my favorite brands. This box was especially interesting to me because it came with products perfect for my skincare needs, plus cute BT21 extras!

BT21 is a collection of Line Friends characters created with the K-pop group, BTS. Each character represents one of the members of the group. I'm not the hugest BTS fan, to be honest, but I do like their music and K-pop in general. 

The box came with seven randomly-selected BT21 items and, unfortunately, none featured my favorite, Cooky (Jungkook's character). The items are really cute, though, and I'm sure I can trade or sell the ones I won't use. Here's what was included:
  • Gel Pen (Baby RJ)
  • Passport Case (Mang)
  • Removable Stickers (x2 - Tata)
  • Wappen Sticker (Chimmy)
  • Puffy Keychain (Shooky)
  • Plush Magnet (Shooky)

The box contains both makeup and skincare. I'd never used the A'pieu makeup line before so I figured this was a good way to try them out. Included items are:
  • Born to Be Mad Proof Liquid Liner (No. 1) - $18
  • Born to Be Mad Proof Fixing Mascara Lv. 3 - $18
  • Juicy Pang Color Lip Balm (CR01) - $16
  • Juicy Pang Jelly Blusher (BE01) - $12

Along with the makeup, the box contained four skincare items. I was immediately interested in the Madecassoside products, as I use the cream and wanted to try the ampoule, too. The Mulberry toner is great for my oily skin, too. Here's what was inside:
  • Madecassoside Cream 2X - $20
  • Madecassoside Ampoule 2X - $32
  • Mulberry Blemish Clearing Toner - $28
  • Fusidium Clear Spot Patches - $12

Madecassoside is great for fighting redness and irritation and is the main ingredient in cica/centella asiatica/Tiger Cream. The cream hydrates and soothes and the ampoule adds extra moisture and repairs the skin barrier.

The Mulberry Blemish Clearing Toner is enriched with Vitamin C, mulberry extract, and tranexamic acid to fade dark spots and hyperpigmentation.

The Fusidium Clear Spot Patches are hydrocolloid patches that help prevent scarring and infection on open acne. I haven't used this particular brand yet, but hydrocolloid patches have been a lifesaver for me when I have breakouts (they pull out extra moisture and pus from the pimple).

The A'pieu Best Sellers box is a great deal, with a total retail value of $156, not including the BT21 items! I purchased this on sale for $39.99, and it is still on sale for that price at the Missha website.

If you're interested in the box, I also have a referral link that will get you 30% off your first order. Just click this link to shop. I am not sure if it will work on the Best Sellers box or other items that are currently on sale. The box is final sale and not returnable, and you can't choose which BT21 characters you'll receive, but the skincare and makeup included is such a great value!

  • Visit MISSHA's website to view their full line and purchase this box

Sunday, February 13, 2022

Demeter Fragrance "Rice Flower" Review

I've known Demeter Fragrance since I was in high school and I know that they have a huge library of scents. I recently tried their Rice Flower perfume, as it's one of the newest additions to their collection.

*Disclaimer: This product was sent to See, Shop, Love! in exchange for an honest review.

Demeter was founded in 1996 with the mission of capturing beautiful smells of the garden and nature in perfume form. Their first three fragrances were Dirt, Grass, and Tomato. They've since expanded to over 300 scents, including Vanilla Cake Batter, Baby Powder, Gin and Tonic, and even Pizza!

I was interested in the Rice Flower perfume, made up of rice accord with notes of oak moss, exotic spices, and herbs. 

I love Earthy scents, and this one is definitely that. I was hoping it would be a bit warmer, given the "exotic spices and herbs", but it's very fresh and reminds me of spring. I can pick up on the oak moss notes the most, as well as, of course, the lead notes of rice accord. I think it's a great daytime fragrance.

  • Visit Demeter to browse their full line and purchase
    • They are running a 10% off sale for President's Day through 2/21 (no coupon needed)

Bottom Line: Demeter has been in the game for a long time and they have a huge variety of scents. You're sure to find something that strikes your fancy, whether you're looking for something traditional or fun (or Pizza!). The Rice Flower cologne is a beautiful scent and a great addition to their line.

Wednesday, February 2, 2022

Eva Naturals Skincare Review

The team at Eva Naturals creates consciously-curated skincare made from botanicals and safe science-based ingredients.

*Disclaimer: These products were sent to See, Shop, Love! in exchange for an honest review.

Eva Naturals is a family-owned company located in South Louisiana. They believe in affordable, accessible healthcare that adheres to the most rigorous industry standards. Everything is made in the United States and sold directly to the consumer, reducing product costs as much as 50 percent of the cost of other high-end products.

I tried the Vanilla Bean Night Cream Moisturizer, which has anti-aging and revitalizing properties of Vanilla Bean. It also contains CoQ10 to promote collagen production and visibly reduce wrinkles and Shiitake mushrooms to brighten complexion.

It smells lovely. I usually am not interested in scented skincare, but this one has a light scent that didn't irritate my skin. The texture is very creamy and thick, making it great for the dryer winter months. A little goes a long way and it absorbed quickly into my skin.

The Exfoliating Facial Scrub is gentle and effective, with nutrients from aloe vera and organic herbal infusions to help skin have a glowing, even complexion. I was surprised to see the jelly consistency, as I expected it to be more cream-based. It was a pleasant surprise!

This physical exfoliator is a great addition to a routine that also involves chemical exfoliation. I use both types, and I will definitely purchase this again in the future. I like how it spreads evenly due to the consistency and has a gentle scrub.

Here's a look at the ingredient lists for the Vanilla Bean Night Cream and Exfoliating Night Scrub. Unfortunately the text on the scrub is a little light, but you can click on the product link above to view them.

Bottom Line: Eva Naturals is an affordable way to add high quality botanical and natural skincare into your routine. I really enjoyed both of these products, especially the scrub.