Hey Nicole (@mygglow), thanks for taking part! I love how your IG feed is a fab mix of Western Beauty and KBeauty. Can you tell us a bit more about yourself?
Hi! So I am 26 years old and I am also a student at ASU studying pharmacology and toxicology. I’m recently engaged and am currently planning out a wedding.
You're based in Arizona, USA. How did you discover KBeauty?
I actually discovered KBeauty through watching YouTuber Joan Kim. She would talk about all of these amazing Korean brands and products and that piqued my interest.
What was it that got you obsessed with KBeauty?
A few things! First being price -- there are so many KBeauty products that are budget friendly and also bring in REAL results. Quality is another thing. There is just something about KBeauty that differs from western beauty products. I feel like Korean skincare and beauty is so innovative and ahead of its time with use of
different ingredients (snail mucin being my fave) that you wouldn’t see in the US.
Do you notice a difference between KBeauty and Western skincare?
I do! I like both KBeauty and Western skincare, but i do prefer KBeauty over the other. I feel as though Korean skincare brands really care about the quality of their products and want their products to yield realistic results. I also love how there is a huge emphasis on dewy, glowy healthy skin.
What's your everyday morning skincare routine?
A typical morning routine for me would be to cleanse my face with water or a low pH cleanser if I had used a sleeping mask the night before. I usually go in with my Acwell 5.5 Licorice pH Balancing Toner followed by the Purito Centella Green Level Buffet Serum. My moisturizer changes daily, sometimes it is from a Korean brand or a Western brand. I always follow with a sunscreen! I am obsessed with the Krave Beauty The Beet Shield!
What's your everyday makeup routine like?
To be completely honest I don’t wear too much makeup on a daily basis. If anything I’ll usually use the Dr. Jart+ Tiger Grass Color Correcting Treatment to just even out my skin tone and will go in after that with a Glossier cloud paint.
What's your night time skincare routine?
It’s always so different each night depending on the needs of my skin! A typical routine though would be using an oil based cleanser followed by a hydrating one. Next steps would be 2-3 layers of a hydrating toner (I have been loving the Hada Labo Gokujyun Lotion). One thing my skin has been loving is mixing the snail 96 mucin power essence from Cosrx with the Purito Centella Green Level Buffet serum. I follow with an eye cream and a night time moisturizer which also changes daily. A few times a week I’ll use a chemical exfoliant and also a sleeping pack!
If you were to recommend 5 Kbeauty products for a friend who's
never tried KBeauty before, what 5 products would they be?
I love this question. The five products I would recommend would be:
1. Krave Beauty The Beet Shield
2. Acwell 5.5 Licorice pH Balancing Toner
3. Cosrx Snail 96 Mucin Power Essence
4. Innisfree Blueberry Rebalancing 5.5 Cleanser
5. Klairs Supple Preparation Facial Toner
Is there any KBeauty product (skincare or makeup) that is
currently on your wish list?
I have so many on my wishlist! A few notable products are the
Laneige Cream Skin Refiner, Beauty of Joseon Dynasty Cream,
Missha Glow Skindation, and the Etude House Dear Darling Water
Gel Tint in the popsicle packaging because I am sucker for cute
What is your most memorable and loved KBeauty product? Any story behind it that you'd like to share?
Most memorable and loved KBeauty product has to be the Krave
Beauty Kale-Lalu-yAHA. (Wait, is Krave Beauty considered Kbeauty
as a whole?) It’s a glycolic acid exfoliant and it has provided
instant results since day 1. My skin saw the most improvement with
it and it consistently gives me soft and glowy skin. It’s amazing. I’ll
never not have it in my collection.
We want to know more about you!
This or that
Skincare or makeup
Pizza or hotdogs
Netflix or Cinema
Early bird or night owl
Summer or winter
Fill the gaps
Favourite Korean dish
Favourite Kpop band
Fav spot in the world
Sedona, AZ! For now at least!
Always will be Spring Day - BTS
Lord of the Rings trilogy!