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Lots of Updates, Featuring Some (Surprise!) Book News & Giveaways Galore

Between working (on work) and hustling together some exciting book launch events (which are going to kick ass and I can’t wait to tell you about them), I’m not sleeping much these days. BUT. I’ve also been working on some kick-ass blog posts about beauty oils and body care routines!  In fact, I was hoping to post them this week, but my plans were foiled. They were foiled, however, for the very best reason, and that reason is that our Korean Beauty Secrets book started shipping 3 WEEKS EARLY!

Korean Beauty Secrets Book

It was insane, actually, as we had absolutely no idea that was going to happen!  We found out about it when people started messaging us on Sunday to tell us their book had just arrived from Amazon. First we did a lot of squealing, and after that we panicked. The original release date was supposed be November 3rd. Coco and I have been working on a companion website, the URL of which is actually in the back of the book. But that website isn’t ready yet because we thought we had a couple more weeks to work on it! So I’ve been in a frenzy since this past Sunday, frantically trying to get the book website ready for prime time. I haven’t showered in a couple of days, I’ve been subsisting on cereal and black cherry seltzer, and sleeping for 8 hours in a row is my new life goal.  This is how the hot dogs are made, you guys!

Korean Beauty Secrets Book

But the good news is: books are shipping! And I finally got a couple of copies of it today, and they look really, really good! Not only is the content great, the actual production is amazing. The binding, the weight, the print quality are all absolutely gorgeous; better than we ever imagined it would be. I’m so proud of this book that I have to restrain myself from shoving it in people’s faces and saying, “Have you seen this? I wrote it. Look at it. I SAID LOOK AT IT!”

Korean Beauty Secrets Book

Korean Beauty Secrets Book

Book-Related Instagram Giveaways

We’ve got a couple of pretty exciting Instagram giveaways surrounding this book going on right now! Here are the details for both:

Giveaway #1

Club Clio USA Book Launch Countdown Instagram Giveaway Event

Club Clio has been awesomely supportive of this book launch. They are doing a whole series of giveaways leading up to November 3rd (the original book launch date), with different bloggers getting to choose the giveaway prize. Today marks the start of my Clio giveaway, and the prize I’m choosing to bestow the winner is: Goodal Repair Plus Essential Oil! This is a moisturizing oil blend with fermented rice yeast, so it combines a few of my favorite things: fermentation, beauty oils, and Goodal. It’s rich but light, and perfect now that cooler, fall weather is setting in.

Goodal Repair Plus Essential Oil
This giveaway is open to US and Canadian residents. Entry is easy! Just complete the following 3 steps:

Step 1: Post or regram the giveaway post from my Instagram account (@skinandtonics), with hashtags #beautywolfxclubcliousa #kerryxcoco #koreanbeautysecretsbook #clubcliousa #clio10dayskbeauty
Step 2:  Follow us on Instagram: Coco is @thebeautywolf, I’m @skinandtonics, and Club Clio USA is @clubcliousa
Step 3: Tag three friends you think might enjoy this giveaway

You can enter once a day, just tag three different friends each day!

Giveaway #2

Kerry & Coco’s “Show us Your Book” Mega-Hardcore-Balls-Out K-Beauty Giveaway

Okay, you got me, I actually just made the name up for this giveaway just now. It could be a little tighter! We thought we had a couple more weeks to think of a name! Luckily, we already had the prize all ready to go. Hold on to your hats:

Show us Your Book Giveaway Price Package

One lucky winner will get an insane prize package that includes the following full size products:

• Acwell Bubble Free pH Balancing Cleanser (a recent favorite, review forthcoming)
• S:um37 Miracle Rose Cleansing Stick
• Leejiham (LJH) Cosmetics Tea Tree 90 Essence
• Leejiham (LJH) Cosmetics Vita Propolis Ampoule
• Graymelin Hyaluronic Acid 100% (Serum)
• Illi Total Aging Care Body Oil (This oil changed my life)
• I’m Lip Liquid by XO Memebox in color OR601
• I’m Lip Liquid by XO Memebox in color VL600

and the follow deluxe sample/travel-size products:

• Illi Total Aging Care Body Oil
• Illi Total Aging Care Body Lotion
• Goodal Moisture Barrier Cream
• Whamisa Organic Flowers Deep Rich Essence Toner
• Whamisa Organic Flowers Cleansing Oil

This prize is serious. We did not want to mess around, and we hope you’re as excited about it as we are!

How to Enter:

It’s super easy! All you have to do is post a picture on your Instagram of an in-person copy (preferably your personal copy) of Korean Beauty Secrets: A Practical Guide to Cutting-Edge Skincare & Makeup. You can style the photo however you want, but it has to be a picture of the physical book or e-book (as opposed to a picture you found on the internet). For e-books, just show us a shot of the book on your e-reader! Then follow and tag @kerryandcoco, @thebeautywolf, and @skinandtonics, and add hashtag #showusyourbook.

Once you’ve done that, voila! You’re entered! We’ll be choosing a winner at random on November 15, 2015 and announcing on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook. This giveaway is open internationally!

If you haven’t ordered your copy yet, now is a great time to do it. It looks like it’s only ~$14 on Amazon right now, which is a fantastic deal. It will also be available from a huge number of other retailers in the U.S. and internationally on November 3rd; Amazon just happens to be the only one I know is already shipping right now.

It’s an amazing book; we’re really proud of it, and we can’t wait for all of you to read it and tell us what you think!

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27 comments onLots of Updates, Featuring Some (Surprise!) Book News & Giveaways Galore

  1. Wow, I understand why it’s panic on board… Such an incredible story! In your place, I wouldn’t have survived… Cheer up ^^ Now, I’m so excited to receive my book to enter the giveaway which is totally amazing!

    By the way, I really wanted to thank you 2, girls, for your hard (and impassioned) work: it’s a pleasure to read your posts on your respective blogs and social medias, even if sometimes it’s soooo tempting :p I’m sure the book will also be a huge success, you deserve it!


  2. If we buy the e-book version, can we still enter the Mega-Balls-Out giveaway if we snap a picture with our e-reader?

  3. Whee!! I got my book yesterday and I’m loving it!!

  4. LULU

    Hi Kerry
    A little bit sad caus’
    1 your book will arrive in France 23 th 25 th November ( pre order it th first days sniff!)
    2 NOT onthe social medias , but reading you for years….
    but that’s not important because i love your posts and that’s the most important for me!

    • Lulu, don’t worry! We have more giveaways planned that won’t be limited to Instagram! And those will be starting at the end of November and running though December, since many of the non-US locales will begin shipping by then. 😀

  5. Lynn

    Will we be receiving ebooks early as well?

    • Hi Lynn! Excellent question! I’m not sure. I’ve heard from a few that purchased eBook that the delivery date for eBooks is still Nov.3rd. However, the print books started shipping early without warning so I imagine it’s at least a possibility for the eBooks as well.

  6. Congratulations on the book being launched! What an awesome journey to be on.

    Also looking forward to hearing about the body oil. I love body oil. And face oil. and hair oil. and soul oil. @_@

    • Thank you! It really is a crazy experience, unlike anything else I’ve ever done. And it has unfolded so differently from what I would have ever expected!

      Also, I would buy soul oil in a heartbeat. Somebody needs to get on that!

  7. Sanae Robinson

    Received the book a few days ago and couldn’t be more excited!! Now, I haven’t really gotten a chance to read through the book since I’ve been caught up in moving mode. We’re moving in a few days to our dream house and my life is pretty much packed up in what seems like a billion boxes 😉 BUT the book itself looks AH-MAZING! Love!!

  8. Ladies, the book is fabulous! I received my copy yesterday, and I spent two straight hours reading this morning. I’m up to page 73 (Building Your Routine). I can’t wait to get back to it later today and hope I win the #showusyourbook prize. Congratulations!

  9. Ashley Hasegawa

    I ordered your book ON THE SPOT and It just arrived a couple days ago. I have been slaving away at work too tired to do anything but sleep but I have been dreaming of my day off where I get to sit down and curl up with your book…TODAY IS THAT DAY! Woohoo!

  10. belinda

    Any idea how the ebook version is? It’ll be the easiest for me to grab the ebook version, but seeing the pictures, I’m a little worried that the pics and tables and charts won’t be as good on the ebook than in the actual book ~

  11. Aklie

    Hi. I just received your book and I am very impressed. I have got one question. You said that in the back of the book we could find a companion website for this book, but I didn’t find it on my book. Will it be possible to have it?

  12. Insatiablytaken

    Was there ever a enter picked for the giveaway? I never saw one posted on Instagram. Also, for the love of all that’s good please come out to Ohio. I’d love to have my book signed.

  13. Vivi

    Hey Kerry – I stumbled upon your site when I was researching Korean beauy routines & products last year. I am an avid reader of your blog and absolutely love your extensive and detailed analysis on the products. In fact, I’ve purchased a number of products based on your thorough reviews. More importantly, I just purchased your book on amazon and look forward to reading it during the holidays. Keep up the great work! 🙂

    Happy Holidays and Cheers to 2016!!

  14. Vivi

    I just purchased your book on amazon and look forward to reading it during the holidays. Keep up the great work! 🙂

  15. Looks like this is an exciting giveaway. It’s really nice to find beauty products that are safe and effective. I’d love to find more updates from you. Looking forward to new posts!

  16. elizabeth

    Kerry! i notice in the book that some of the products are a little different in the routine that you have on your site, like the biologic recherche toner (which i got and love), do you prefer the one you listed on your book more than that one? and the paula’s choice bha instead the one listen in the book (i like the resist paula’s choice 4% cause i have teflon for skin haha)

  17. Eng Ju

    Hello Kerry! Stumbled upon your blog when I was researching for the C20 Vit C serum and I absolutely fell in love with your blog immediately! I love how you explain every single ingredient with relevant scientific research links (which is what I always look for before getting any product, and your blog made it so much easier for me! 😉 )

    I also realized that you haven’t been updating your blog.. and I’m SUPER looking forward to your new/next post!! 🙂

    Yours truly,
    Your new super fan!

  18. Lucy

    Hi Kerry, I miss your reviews so much. I wonder if you still blog in other site. Have a wonderfull week