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New Design Launch & an Exciting Sulwhasoo Giveaway!

At long last! I’m so happy to see the new design go live, and I hope all of you find it to be an even better experience than the old one. There are still a few kinks to work out , and you’ll be seeing some new additions to the sidebar over the next several days.

I have a new product rating system, which I’ve already begun using for very recent reviews. It’s been tweaked a bit since I last posted about it, and will probably be adjusted a bit more over the next couple of weeks. I’ve increased the penalty for potential acne triggers or irritants in ingredient lists, which are measured based on their CosDNA scores. I am considering increasing penalties in other areas as well, specifically in the efficacy category. It’s really important to me that each of the rating categories are weighted properly, and accurately reflect my experience as well as the objective quality of the products reviewed.

I’ve also added the ability to sign up for email updates for the Skin & Tonics website. The way it works is easy: just enter your email in the email update signup box located in the header (or the footer) of the site, and you’ll get an email every time a new post goes up. I promise not to spam anyone, and because privacy is super important to me, I will never sell your information to anyone for any reason, for any price.

And lastly, I want to celebrate the new design. I wish I could just have everyone over for drinks, and to bust open a giant skincare piñata, but that idea is impractical and would probably end with hundreds of people passed out in my cul-de-sac slathered in face creams and sheet masks. Children would cry, and the grumpy old man across the street (who, no joke, keeps a video camera affixed to a street lamp in front of his house and points it at our road) would just call the cops and the fire department, the way he does every year when my next door neighbors throw their annual pig-pickin’.

Instead, I’m going with a much more traditional blog-related celebration in the form of a giveaway. And this one is good – I put a lot of thought into it. I’m giving one lucky winner a set of 3 full-size Sulwhasoo masks:


– 1x Sulwhasoo Overnight Vitalizing Mask
– 1x Sulwhasoo Clarifying Mask
– 1x Sulwhasoo TruFresh Soothing Mask

To enter, just follow the steps in the Rafflecopter widget below! As always, this giveaway is open internationally. The giveaway will close at 11:59 pm EST on Friday, May 30, 2014. The winner will be chosen at random, notified via email, and announced via Twitter and the Skin & Tonics Facebook page by June 1, 2014.

Good luck, everyone!

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28 comments onNew Design Launch & an Exciting Sulwhasoo Giveaway!

  1. Cindy T

    So psyched about this giveaway! I would love love to try some masks from Sulwhasoo. I’ve been trying to phase out of another Asian brand, and I’ve been reading up on Sulwhasoo; this would be perfect, thank you so much for hosting this! (^_^)

  2. You have no idea how excited the phrase “skin care piñata” makes me! Really excited for the new design and I’m dying to try Sulwhasoo xx

  3. *drools*

    Oh man, these are so beautiful! We just got a SHS kiosk right by Pretty&Cute. It’s so hard not to throw paychecks at them!

  4. annie

    Thanks for the giveaway Kerrie. I hope I win this cuz Sulwhasoo is wayy out of my college budget. 🙂
    Btw, congratz on the new site. I’m glad it finally coming together. You’ve worked hard 🙂

  5. Ooh I’ve not heard of this brand before but the masks sound fab, I’d love to try them!! Thank you for the lovely giveaway.
    The new design is looking awesome!

    Jess xo

  6. Naama Shalom

    Cool giveaway. Thank you 🙂

  7. Kelly

    Thank you THANK YOU thank you!!!!!! I love Sulwhassoo!

  8. Anusha

    I am soooooo very happy that i can subscribe for the email updtes….loving it!!! so chic yet simple.and yes thank you sooooo much for this ahhhhmazzzing giveaway

  9. ISA VAL

    Wow, thanks for chance! 🙂
    Fingers crossed!!!

  10. New design looks fantastic! 🙂

  11. Thak you for this great giveaway!
    The products looks great!
    Fingers crossed!
    have a fab weekend!

  12. maria cristina

    Thanks for the giveaway Kerrie

    twitter : @CMacriser2004

  13. Mimi

    Thank you for having this giveaway! Love Sulwhasoo products.

  14. I got excited after hearing about this giveaway :)) I really wanna try out sulwhasoo products but couldn’t afford them >. < Thank you very much for this event ^^

  15. Sulwhasoo is a brand I’ve never tried but have admired from afar. As you know, I’m not much of a skin care junkie. Which I’ll totally regret once I start looking old. Ahaha. Congrats on the site design. I love it. Especially the rating system. I’ve tried a couple of looks but I can’t seem to stick to one.

  16. I’m so excited about this giveaway. I’ve always heard so much rave about Sulwhasoo masks but they’re unaffordable for me 🙁 Thank you for having this amazing giveaway for us XD

  17. tfang1289

    Ooh, Sulwhasoo! I’d love to win, I’m slightly addicted to face masks and I’ve never tried Sulwhasoo produts before. What a very fancy giveaway you’re hosting, Kerry- Thank you ^__^

  18. Pamela Joy

    I am so happy and glad to be part of your giveaway. I’m avid reader of your blog 🙂 cheers!

  19. Clari

    This is the first time i hear of this brand and oooooh am i excited.They look gorgeous *_*…I love using face masks but only have tried skinfood (as far as Korean brands go).