Wishtrend: Korean Skincare & Makeup

If you have been following my blog for awhile now, you know that I love trying new skin care and makeup products. In particular, I am obsessed with Asian brands! When I finally moved to Korea, I was in skincare heaven! There are so many amazing brands at affordable prices and not only that… they are on the cutting edge of skincare technology. They are always experimenting to make an even better and advanced product. :D

Now that I got to enjoy all of those amazing products while living in Seoul, I can’t get enough. I can’t find these products locally now that I’m back in Indiana, so I rely on online stores to make my purchases. I’m going to introduce one great store today on my blog called Wishtrend.

Wishtrend Logo [mrs gaeul]

Wishtrend is a beauty website that has a large variety of high quality Korean products. Anything from skincare to makeup, they have it. Their product pages are very detailed and include a lot of pictures and explanations, which I really love. Online in Korea, they use this style too and I think it’s much better than a product photo only! It is nice to see the product up close and actually in the hands of the store rather than stock photos of products. Plus, you can see exactly what is in each product which was kind of a toss up when I bought stuff in Korea! I can’t expect English on everything I guess. ;)

Korean products are usually very affordable and are very high quality. I love to buy Japanese and Korean skincare because of the quality, but I find myself turning to Korean products to get the most bang for my buck. You still get an amazing product, but for much less. Another bonus with Korean brands is LOADS of samples!

I spent a little time going through the products on the Wishtrend website and so many caught my eye! I narrowed it down to the three that sound like they would be the most amazing to buy.

D’Rim D’Rim T-Clear

Wishtrend Drim Drim T-Clear

I’m not bragging, but I don’t have too many skin care concerns. Except for my blackheads! I can’t seem to get rid of them on my nose and I’ve been seriously looking around for a product to take care of these buggers for me. They are so annoying and cast a dark shadow on my face even if the rest of my skin is clear! This D’Rim D’Rim T-Clear looks great, and I bet that silicon roller would feel really good on my face! I need to get these blackheads out somehow, and melting should do it!

 C20 OST Vitamin C Skin Care Set

Wishtrend Vitamin C Skin Care Kit

Hands down, I’ve had the best results with products containing vitamin C. It might just be a vitamin, but it’s a powerhouse! It helped my acne scarring so much and really gives me a pretty glow when I use it routinely. I was using a toner from Japan before, but they stopped making it and I couldn’t find it on my last trip to Japan! Time to switch it up and use vitamin c in another part of my skincare because I love the glow that it gives me skin. This C2O vitamin C skin care set looks great, and a quick check online shows tons of people in love with this Wishtrend favorite. :)

Pore Corest Serum

Wishtrend Pore Corset Serum

Wow, that photo doesn’t lie! Recently when I was at Macy’s the women at one of the counters mentioned that my pores looked a little big. Shock, horror I know. Nothing like a trip to the Macy’s skincare counters to find out every single flaw with your skin. This serum promises results in 20 minutes… that’s really fast and a big promise to stand behind.

These are my top three, but the Wishtrend website is full of products that look amazing. They ship worldwide and are working hard to introduce high quality Korean products to an overseas audience. If you are a against paying for shipping like I am, they have a free shipping zone where they offer some of their best selling products for free shipping. Nothing makes me happier than free shipping!

You can check out the website by clicking on any of the links in this blog post. Shopping with Wishtrend is safe and secure, so look around and you might be surprised at how many things catch your eye. ;)

Overall, I’m pretty impressed with Wishtrend. If you have shopped with Wishtrend before or see a product that really stands out to you on their website, let me know in the comments below! I would love to hear about it.

Stay beautiful my friends~

Seoul Forest

Koreans are always in a rush. One of the things that can be shocking to foreigners when they come here is just how fast paced the city life is and how personal space definitely has a different definition. I suppose it is a little similar to New York. Seoul is always hustling and bustling with people going to work, school and other activities. The pressure is too real to succeed.

Seoul Forest Buying Ramen in the Convenience Store

Seoul Forest Horse Statues

Seoul Forest Children's Park

You definitely won’t find many people opening doors here. There is a whole lot of pushing and shoving and some days it’s hard to handle. I hate getting stuffed into a subway car during rush hour or getting knocked out by someone pushing themselves onto the bus, the train or to get wherever the heck they are in a hurry to.

I have to remind myself how much pressure they are under though. Kids here study from the crack of dawn to sometimes even midnight. They spend so much money on private schools, tutoring and extra activities that I worried about my own students getting enough sleep at night! I mean, I was teaching 5 year olds who would spend almost their entire day with my. Afterwards, their parents had them go to various tutors for other subjects and things like taekwondo. All day every day.

Seoul Forest Children Walking Over Bridge

Seoul Forest Flowers Along Lake

Seoul Forest Recycled Tubes for Resting

Although life in Seoul is busy, they do know how to get down with nature. Hiking is a serious thing here, and companies just selling hiking gear are big businesses in Korea. Parks are beautiful spaces away from the hustle of city life, even when you are still inside of the city. And they are well used and loved by all. As much as the city is busy, they do put a lot of effort into their parks so they can enjoy the outdoors.

The Han River parks are always a huge hit, but one of my absolute favorite parks in Seoul is Seoul Forest. It has it’s own subway station, and boy is it worth the trip! It’s huge and filled with lots of space to just walk around, enjoy and do your own thing. It’s hard to explain, so I hope the pictures do it justice! It’s just so inviting and the perfect place to hang out and just eat some ramen.

Seoul Forest Ramen for Lunch

Seoul Forest Tunnel

Seoul Forest Grilling Peanut Butter Squid

Speaking of ramen, I ate the MOST DELICIOUS peanut butter squid EVER from the CU in Seoul Forest. I’ve never had it before, but you buy the little bag of squid and the guy grills it for you right there! I don’t even like squid but this tasted AMAZING. Korean food man. Always surprising me with things that shouldn’t work together but definitely, DEFINITELY do. I’m still dreaming about that squid!

There are lots of options for eating here that are cheap and delicious. You can get your normal convenience store fare from the CU or there are always street vendors ready to serve up some piping hot street food! It’s a big secluded area so there aren’t many restaurants or cafes nearby. You can fully enjoy your time off in nature. ;)

Seoul Forest Pond

Seoul Forest Feeding the Deer

Seoul Forest Direction Map Board

There are a lot of different parts of Seoul Forest, including a very large children’s playground. There was even an area where you could watch the deer and even feed them if you wanted to! It was pretty popular with adults and kids alike. Korean’s can’t resist a cute selfie with an animal! ;)

Seoul Forest Lake Flower Beds

Seoul Forest Walking Pathway

This park is an eco-park too which is a really awesome Seoul initiative! There is an ecological playground, an outdoor nature classroom, a bird observatory, a wetlands flower garden and a botanical garden fed with local, clear waters. You can rent bikes and roller blades so there are so many families here with their children. It’s a beautiful thing to see. :)

To get to Seoul Forest, take the Subway to Ttukseom Station 뚝섬역 (Line 2), Exit 8 or Seoul Forest Station 서울숲역 (Bundang Line), Exit 3.

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