Thursday 12 April 2012

Skin Food Giveaway!

I know I'ver never posted anything beauty-related, and I know I am definitely no beauty expert.  But when it comes to skincare, I definitely have my go-tos!  Ever since my year-long journey to South Korea a couple of years ago, I have been so in love with Skin Food.  Skin Food is a Korean skincare and cosmetics brand that makes its products with organic food-based ingredients!  It is extremely affordable, the packaging is always so lovely, and the products themselves work wonders!
I had heard about this brand before I had gone to Korea, so as soon as I saw a store (they're everywhere in Korea) I went in and bought...everything.
Ever since then, Skin Food has never failed me.  Whenever I want something I always try to find someone I know that is going to Korea (or that is already there) and I ask them to pick a few things up for me!  Anyway, that being said,  I just wanted to show you guys my daily skincare routine.  It's nothing fancy, but here's a look at the products I use...

My daily morning routine consists of me splashing my face with water to slap the sleep off of my face, and then applying copious amounts of Skin Food Peach Sake Pore Serum.  Because I'm not actually washing my face with soap in the morning, this serum gives me enough moisture, but in the colder months I'll sometimes also apply a moisturizer afterwards.  What it says on the back of this bottle:
SKINFOOD Peach Sake Pore Serum (for pore care)
Soft serum with 'sake', traditional Japanese wine brewed with rigidly selected rice, and 'peach' extracts rich in vitamin A and C to remove greasiness due to enlarged pores and excess sebum.

I love this stuff.  It makes my skin so soft and smooth!  The skin on my face looks pretty well like porcelain after putting this stuff on!  For a couple of weeks I stopped using it (out of laziness?) and then I noticed my skin was looking dull and disgusting.  After I started using it again my boyfriend casually touched my face and was shocked by its softness and smoothness...and then proceeded to stroke my cheek repetitively hahaha what a cutie <3.

Above are some essentials I usually put on everyday when I'm out and about.

This is O Hui powder sunblock (not from Skin Food).  I love this death.  I hate putting greasy sunscreen on my face!  It makes me feel oily, and then I get all paranoid of a future breakout.  This stuff comes with a sponge, but I apply it to my face with a brush =).  Protect your skin from the sun, people!! <3

This is the Skin Food Carrot Pact.  I don't really use this for coverage, but more for a bit of colour after putting on the stark white powder sunblock.  I also apply this if I do happen to look dull or greasy during the day.  
SKINFOOD Carrot Pact
A gentle skin-comforting pact containing the nutrient-enriched extract of organic carrots grown on Jeju Island formulated for the health of your skin.
This is another product not from Skin Food.  This is Precious Mineral BB Cream from Etude House (my OTHER favourite cosmetic brand in Korea).  I use this on days that I need more coverage, or if I'm doing a full-on made-up face.  Have you guys ever heard of BB Cream?  It is magical.  Absolutely magical.  Maybe I'll do a separate post on it someday...

Moving on...!

I'm not very extravagant or fancy when it comes to actually washing my face.  After years of experimenting with Clean n' Clear and Neutrogena products in my younger teen years (yuck), in my later teens I finally settled on two lovely cleansers:  Cetaphil and Spectro Jel.  I use the two as if they are one and the same.  When I run out, I use whichever one is on sale at the time.  Right now, I'm on the Spectro Jel.  I use this to wash my face at night, and I use it on my back and chest in the shower.  It has no harmful chemicals in it (not even sodium)!  It is extremely gentle, and you can use it with or without water, and it removes--EVERYTHING.  Right now I'm also using a Kiehl's Acia Damage-Minimizing Cleanser sample I got.  Can't say I love it.  Their moisturizer from the same line is amazing (I used it one night, and woke up with new skin--I swear), but this cleanser is too foamy...I don't like foam cleansers because I think they are too harsh on the skin.

My current before bed moisturizing ritual!  So in love with it!  My mom recently went to visit my grandparents in Korea, and I asked her to bring me back something from Skin Food that would brighten & renew my skin.  My mom got me their Agave Cactus line.  Now, in Korea people are generally pretty serious about skincare.  Everything comes in a minimum of 4 steps--EVERYTHING.  Cleanser-Toner-Serum/Emulsion-Moisturizer.  Pictured you see the Toner, Emulsion & Cream.  I love how they bottle everything at Skinfood!  Anyway, the back of all these say pretty much the same thing:
SKINFOOD Agave Cactus Toner/Emulsion/Cream (Anti-wrinkle and Brightening Cosmeseutical):
Containing extracts from Agave, also known as Nature's Reservoir, this toner/emulsion/cream rests skin with abundant moisture and nourishment for a more vibrant texture.  So far, I have loved using this line!  My skin was going through a drought of care and was looking kind of, seriously, grey for a while.  I've been using this for a couple of weeks and my face does seem to have a bit of a brighter glow to it =).

And last but not least, this is Skin Food's Platinum Grape Cell Cream (skin-brightening and Anti-wrinkle effects).  This used to be a the cream I used on my face after washing it at night.  It does wonders!  I love waking up in the morning after using miraculous creams like this.  I wish I had the toner and emulsion that go with it, but since I don't I occasionally use this on my neck now.  It is never too young to start using anti-wrinkle/anti-aging stuff in my opinion! 

Anyway, now that you all know how much wonderful Skin Food stuff I use...
here is what I'm giving away!  
A little bit of everything!
3 Samples of Skin Food Peach Sake Pore Serum (one of my faves!! And it smells so so good, too!)

3 samples of Skin Food Gold Caviar Collagen Serum (I've never used this before, but it's the new featured line on their website!)

4 samples of Skin Food Gold Caviar Cream (to be used after the serum).

2 box samples of Skin Food Platinum Grape Cell line (each little box contains a little bottle of emulsion and a little bottle of cream).

2 samples of Skin Food Black Raspberry Eye Cream (sounds delicious and amazing!  Lucky you because I've never tried them!), 2 samples of the Precious Mineral BB Cream from Etude House (the same one I use!), and 1 sample of Skin Food's Red Bean BB Cream (I've always wanted to try this, but never got around to buying some!).

3 Skin Food Black Bean Nose Pack strips.  These are awesome.  I use them about once every 2 weeks or so.  Essentially, it is the same as a biore nose-strip, but made with Black Bean =).

To receive all 20 of these lovely bits of Skin Food you must...
  • Be a member of blog!  If you're already a member (following me with Google Friend Connect) then, great!  If not, all you have to do is click 'Join as Member' on the right ---->  and join the rest of my pretty dandies =).
  • Follow me on Bloglovin'  (it is so quick & easy to make an account if you don't already have one!  You should definitely have an account for your blog!)
  • Like my page on Facebook!
For additional entries you can...
  • Follow me on Twitter (+1 extra entry)
  • Follow me on Tumblr (+1 extra entry)
  • Follow me on Instagram @thelittledandy (+1 extra entry)
  • Reblog about this giveaway! (+3 entries) <3 <3 <3
Once you've done these things, make sure you leave a comment on this post letting me know that you've joined in on the giveaway!  Please make sure you let me know everywhere you've followed thelittledandy so I know how many entries you get!  I will be choosing the winner with =).  The giveaway runs until the end of April, so Good Luck!! <3

May the odds be ever in your favour.



  1. haha I love your Hunger Games reference! Your blog is amazing girly!! Im absolutely loving it!! Following :D
    xxx Carrie

  2. This is an awesome giveaway! Hope the odds are in MY favor! :)

    GFC: Lisa H. (Thelovelymemoir)
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    thanks for the giveaway :)xx

  4. I always see this brand when I'm in Malaysia but have never tried it! May have to pick some up on my next trip :)

  5. Lovely blog with so many inspiring ideas! Love your work:)
    Would you like to follow each other?

  6. the bb cream looks nice!!the pics are beautiful!!

  7. I plan on buying 1,000 tubes of BB cream before I leave. I like Misha's the best, but I SO love Etude house for everything else...I bought this bright pink lipstick mainly because the packaging looks like it was made for a Disney princess, and I.LOVE.THAT. And as it turns out, the color rocks.(What will I do without all these cheap and wonderful makeup stores at every turn?! *sad face*)

  8. GFC: Kitty Liu
    blog lovin':
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    I would love to finally try skin food!

  9. Super Yayness ! I am so excited with this giveaway. I would like to participate in it.
    Anw i am totally follower through Google Friend Connect and GFC name liz.
    I already fan of you in FB name dokidokico :)
    I follow you on twitter bird name dokidokico :)
    Skin food is a great product, cute packaging, and not pricey. Cant wait to try it :)

    Much Thankies for the chance dear
    Good luck for me


  10. Ooh omgosh love love love - can't get enough of the excitement of these products!
    must have in my collection of favorites!

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  12. follow on twitter
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  13. Follow on Tumblr
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  14. Folloewd on all 3! GFC- Jea, FB, Jean Jmfmf, Bloglovin',

  15. i love skinfood & etude house!


  16. Hi girl i love your blog, maybe we can follow each other if you like my blog also!? keep up the goodwork!