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Novemeber MEGA Haul+Rose Rose Shop Mini-Review

Well, this year is sure going by fast! Christmas will be here soon and it’ll be over before we all know it. Quite frankly, I’m a little miffed that it’s already November, but it’s still 80 F outside 😓 

But speaking of Christmas, I’ve already blown my budget and gotten er, quite a few, um, “totally necessary” AB products from several sources. (I have no will power, what can I say?) X-mas has arrived a month early for me everyone. Now, to pay my bills 😰

Anyway, here’s a brief preview of a some of what I got:

Oh Photography, how I detest thee…let my count the ways


My skin can be quite sensitive, and for sake of my skin and 100% honest and accurate reviews, each of these products (that I’m *dying* to try) will have to be patch tested and introduced one by one. Ooh, such a test of patience!


See anything I should do first?

I’m so excited about all these quite different (for me anyway) products; I literally was jumping around a squealing like a middle school girl going to a Beiber concert when this package arrived. It’s one of two very special orders 😜

Being a regular lurker on the r/asianbeauty community (I know I should join, I know), I’ve heard A LOT about Rose Rose Shop, but had never strayed to far from my beloved Memebox to place my orders. When I ran low on a bunch of my regular skin products, I decided it was time to not only try some new brands and products, but why not order from somewhere new too?

This jump really paid off. I’ve always relied on Amazon for samples or major Memebox sales to try products out without committing to a full sized bottle along with its full price. Rose Rose Shop is basically my new favorite place to buy because they have hundreds of not only skincare, but also makeup samples, available for  next to nothing! We’re talking maybe 0.50-1$ for a package of 10 pouches (most of which, like in the case of the Etude House collagen cream, is equal to half the product in the full-size but for waaaay much less money). I was able to stock up on products and brands I wouldn’t normally try in sample form without completely braking the bank! It really allowed me to break my own mold 🙂

The other great thing is that there is a very (VERY) large selection of full-sized products available for wallet-friendly  prices. While this first order was mainly samples so I could (ideally) find new, cheaper, better favorites without forking over my entire life savings, I will definitely be returning to this site for any full-sizes I might want in the future.

Of course, overseas shipping is where the best of deals tend to die, but the trick with Rose Rose Shop seems to be to first fill your cart with all the heavier, full-sized products, find your weight teir/fee, then stock up on samples until you tip the weight limit all the way to the top of the teir.

The idea is to get the most bang for your buck with shipping, so if the teir is for example, 30$ for packages between, say, 1-3 pounds (I’m totally making this info up; don’t quote me on it), then why pay 30$ in shipping for a 1lb package if you could still pay 30$ in shipping and get 3lbs of stuff? Yes, you still have to pay for the additional products to hit the high end of the weight teir, but take advantage where you can!

This is why I wouldn’t recommend this site for small purchases, but it seems to be excellent for bigger hauls/group orders.

Having ordered things from overseas before, waiting a loooonnngg time for your stuff is something I’m accustomed to. Basically, I order it, check the tracking number in agony for a few days, then give up on it arriving within the next three months, only to be presently surprised in the mail a month and a half later, nearly having forgotten placing the order (#firstworldprobs).

With at least this first order from Rose Rose Shop, I was impressed with the quick processing time (3 days!), then the tracking number  came, my package didn’t move for a few days, and I prepared myself to wait for a long time. 

However, on a random evening trek out to my mailbox to collect the usual bundle of bills, flyers, and presidential election nonsense, my package was there! When I had thought it was still on the other side of the world! A grand total of 10 days-I was *thoroughly* impressed! 

This lightening quickness may have been a fluke, but I’d like to think not 🙂 

Another perk of ordering skincare from a) overseas and b) Rose Rose Shop is the samples generosity. With my nearly 80% samples order, I still received a large bundle of additional samples from Berrisom and another brand I don’t know or recognize (time to learn Korean I guess 😅). This is something I wish stores here did-I personally think it’s an amazingly effective way to market. Try the product for low cost/free, like it, buy it. After all, it’s what I’m really doing with this particular order if you look at it!

Bottom line: Yes, I would recommend. 

Why?: sample galore,large inventoy, cheap product prices, quick processing and shipping time

I’m always so excited to try new products and (over)indulge my inner skincare junkie! 
Is there anything you’d recommend for me to try first?

What are you excited for this month?


And does anyone know what this product may be?

Galactomyces Ferment Filtrate: The Secret to Smoother Skin?

No, its not drunken skincare…its yeast!

Galactomyces and Saccharomyces fermented filtrates have been around for a very long time in the world of Korean skincare. Due to the vast range of skin issues these yeast-based ferment filtrates are rumored to treat, they have gained quite the reputation. The hype is similar to snail secretion filtrate: basically, name a common skin issue, and this will fix it. 

Galactomyces ferment filtrate can help with skin issues such as acne, pore size, oil/sebum management, uneven tone, textural refinement, signs of aging, and dry skin-only to name a few. 

Some think this yeast and other hangbang herb fermentation craze may stem from the many fermented foods like kimchi, commonly eaten on a daily basis in the typical Korean diet, and their positive effects on body, including the skin. Korean skincare companies caught on to the benefits of fermentation and translated this into their products, creating the first treatment essence.

 By using helpful bacteria to break down other beneficial ingredients, it is said to help with absorption into the skin , getting the benefits deeper into the pores than a non-fermented formula. Almost all hangbang companies, and most mainstream ones, have some sort of fermented step in their product offerings, usually herbs or yeast.

Another theory stems from brewery worker ‘s hands, which would reatian a much more youthful appearance than the rest of their body, supposedly due to the yeast. 

Either way, these fermented and yeast-based products have gained a lot of popularity in the Kbeauty world.

Having yet to try a pure yeast ferment filtrate, when the Ramosu Galactomyces ferment filtrate went on sale in a set of three, I had to buy it. I’ve been testing it for review since the start of September, and I would be lying if I said I didn’t like the results I’ve been seeing. 

The ingredients: Galactomyces ferment filtrate

As you can see, it’s a very long and complex formulation that makes this product so effective…

I’ve been using 2-3 shakes (approx 1/8 t) of the product twice a day for a little over a month. The product itself claims  that after 28 days “you can experience special feeling in your skin.”  I’m assuming “special feeling” is referring to smoothness. 

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In the 28 day time frame, my skin slowly became more and more healthy/radiant looking (starting around two weeks in), but the effects would wear off if I missed an application. Twice a day kept my skin consistently glowy, but it would fade by the time of the next application.

Where my skin is generally well-behaved, I didn’t notice much change in terms of smoothness, however, in my troubled areas (namely my jawline where things get desert-dry, flakey, and bumpy), there was a definite, noticeable  reduction of texture. My skin in this area looked and felt more nourished, meaning less and smaller flakes and rough patches. It did not help with acne in this area (including some cc’s), but made it appear less noticeable as the surrounding skin looked a lot better.

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These effects have not plateaued since the 28 day mark.

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I apply it before my toner (like a first essence), and the formula is light and non greasy in finish. The second it hits the skin, it begins to absorb. This is a wonderful quality, because as it’s the first step in my post-cleansing routine, I have numerous products to be applied  afterwards, and the last thing I want to do is add more wait time to it.


Galactomyces is meant to be nutritive, making it an excellent option for stressed skin (like mine chronically is). From troubled areas to dryness, this filtrate has soothed and nourished my skin so it can heal.

By the second week of using this product twice daily, I could already see and feel a small difference in my skin. By the end of the 28 day period, my skin felt healthier, and most of the effects from both my natural and prescription-exasperated dryness  had faded. Now, my skin looks a little more youthful and bouncy, and is so much smoother to the touch in previously sandpaper areas. There is nowhere near as much flaking or peeling as before either, which is a total blessing (seriously,  it’s like no matter how many products I apply, my skin will still be dry). 🙄 This product will be 100% be staying with my through this winter.

Rating: 

2- the results make so glad I have 2 bottles left. Tis product has definitely been worthwhile.

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Is your skin also a carniverous black hole that just sucks up product and money, but never gives you much to show for it?

What do you think of the fermentation craze? Of yeast?