Friday, 18 March 2016

Etude House Proof 10 Eye Primer Review

I purchased my first eyeshadow quad in 2013. Although the Dolly Wink shadows are already vibrant and vivid, the shadow would always be gone from my eyes by the end of the day. I came across lots of recommendations for the Etude House Proof 10 Eye Primer and decided to purchase it in early 2014. Many bloggers have said that the quality of this eye primer is on par or even better than Urban Decay's Primer Potion (which back in 2013, Urban Decay was not available in Australia).

I believe the box, but not the product packaging, has now been updated.

Contents: 10ml

Price: 5,500won

Directions: Use fingers to gently apply primer to upper and lower eyelids prior to eyeshadow application. Also applicable prior to eyeliner application.

Proof 10 Eye Primer supplies coverage to eyelids and around the eyes to enhance eyeshadow color and integrity for a longer lasting, perfect 10 look.

Thursday, 17 March 2016

Tony Moly Delight Tony Lip Tint #3 Orange Cha Cha Review

Previously, I have reviewed the #1 Cherry Pink version of the TonyMoly Cat Chu Wink Tony Tint. The original Tony Tint has been reformulated a few times with the Delight Tony Tint the latest offering (from memory, it was reformulated at the end of 2014).

The TonyMoly Delight Tony Tint comes in three colours:

1. Cherry Pink
2. Red
3. Orange Cha Cha

This lip tint contains Jojoba seed oil to help condition lips and express vivid colour.

Contents: 8.3ml

Price: 3,200won

Wednesday, 16 March 2016

Etude House Eau De Perfume Bite Me Review

'Bite Me' is part of Etude House's 2014 Valentine's Day 'Seven Special Moments' collection. The entire series has names which depict different key stages of a relationship: from the honeymoon phase to the breakup phase, and unrequited love. My favourite name of the series is 'Love Me Forever'-- it just sounds so romantic and captures that princess-prince fairytale element of Etude House's brand.

There are seven perfumes in the series:
1. No More (green floral)
2. Bite Me (citrus)
3. Take Me (powdery floral musk)
4. Why Not Me (floral musk)
5. Fresh Me Up (floral musk)
6. Love Me Forever (fresh floral)
7. Before You Go (fruity floral)

Tuesday, 15 March 2016

Koji Dolly Wink Transparent Eyelash Fix Glue Review

A good eyelash glue makes the difference between being able to enjoy your day or night without your false eyelashes falling off or poking you in the eye. A good eyelash glue should also be easy to dissolve with makeup remover and easy to clean off lashes.

My favourite lashes are Matsuwaka Tsubasa's Dolly Wink. Strangely enough, I don't have a good impression of Koji through the products I have tried by the company, but I have a very good impression of Dolly Wink which is produced by Koji *shrug* 

There are two types of eyelash glues in the Dolly Wink collection: transparent (clear) and black. There is also a tiny tube of glue included when you purchase eyelashes. The formula for the squeezy tube and the brush tube are different. The version I have here is the transparent brush version.

Monday, 14 March 2016

Lioele Triple the Solution BB Cream Review

BB creams are by far my favourite type of makeup. It just makes your skin look flawless by covering up scars and blemishes, and much less cakey and heavy than foundation. A good bb cream should contain skincare benefits and act as an all in one primer, foundation, and suncare. Of course, you should still wear sunscreen on top of your base makeup as you won't use nearly enough to provide adequate suncare protection.

I remember watching a short segment about Lioele on Arirang. Their bb creams are one of the best sellers of the brand. Several Youtubers I have watched such as Bubzbeauty, ElaineMokk, and Shaaaanxo have talked about this particular bb cream. I decided to try the Triple the Solution formula rather than the Beyond the Solution formula as I wanted heavier coverage.

This product makes your skin moist as yoghurt and hyaluronic acid supply moisture and nutrition. It is a low stimulating product since it doesn't contain the ingredient of organic ultraviolet screen. The index of SPF 30 and PA ++ not only controls the generation of skin blemish but makes your skin bright.

Sunday, 13 March 2016

Etude House Dust Cut Mist Review

I have not had much experience with mists before, but I know that they are a popular item in Korea. Whilst I was at Priceline, a group of Korean girls came in to ask the sales assistant about mists and he had no idea what they were talking about. To be fair, they are not that prominent in Western skincare. From memory, I have only seen a Sukin Toner in a mist bottle at Priceline. The Priceline website tells me they also stock a Natio and Model Co toner mist.

Drawn in by the advertisements by former f(x) member Sulli, I picked up a bottle of the Dust Cut Mist on my trip to Singapore in February 2015.

This is a mist that protects skin from harmful environment by forming a protective outer barrier and providing care with its plant extracts that clarify dull and exhausted skin.

Saturday, 12 March 2016

Style Nanda 3CE 3 Concept Eyes Mini Collection

3CE has their packaging and presentation on point. I love the sleek, minimalistic range with its professional look. Yes, it does remind me of M.A.C though I did not get the appeal to either 3CE or M.A.C for a long, long time. My taste in makeup has finally moved from teenager to early-mid twenties and suddenly everything about 3CE looked cool. It also helps that they have gorgeous models to promote their items: from makeup to clothes. I am not as much into fashion as into makeup and skincare, so their clothing advertising hasn't won me over yet (thank goodness- otherwise I would be spending more money). 

Here are the few things I have from their line.

Friday, 11 March 2016

Daiso Silicone Face Mask Review

Silicone face masks first became popular in Japan from 2014 to 2015. I remember I first heard of the silicone face mask on Reddit, and then got reminded of it again when watching Beauty Bible. In 2015 S/S Episode 1 (2015.05.01), the hosts learn about some popular Japanese items, the first being the Daiso Silicone Mask. You can see here that there are many a review of the Daiso Silicone Mask from Japanese Youtubers.

The mask was so popular it was constantly sold out everywhere after it was introduced on television.I had a similar experience when I was hunting for it myself as I went to four different Daiso shops within Sydney. I was so glad and surprised when I finally walked into a newly opened Daiso and found the silicone mask there.

The Silicone Sheet Mask has:
  • Wrapping effect- worn over a sheet mask, it prevents the mask's serum from evaporating until air condition. 
  • With ear loops to prevent the sheet mask from slipping when you move.
  • Used in the bath without a sheet mask, it works as a face-steaming mask.
  • Made of silicone material that does not have the unpleasant odour peculiar to rubber.
  • Can be washed and reused.

Thursday, 10 March 2016

Tony Moly Cristal Blusher #8 Gold Glamour Review

After going through a mini bottle of Benefit's famous silver-pink highlighter High Beam, I was interested in trying a gold tone powder highlighter. I thought that a warm toned gold would complement my warm skin tone. Besides, I saw lots of swatches of similar gold toned highlighters (such as NARS Albatross and TheBalm Mary Loumaniser) and was curious to try it out.

Previously I have reviewed another blusher from the Cristal Blusher line by Tony Moly and was happy with the product. 

Wednesday, 9 March 2016

Eyemazing x AMOYAMO Poison Sugar No. 815

Do you love the unique Harajuku look?

Singing unit and Zipper models Amoyamo (Amo and Ayamo) collaborated with Eyemazing for a second time in 2013 to produce another line of lashes. As you may or may not know, purple is my favourite colour and I was instantly drawn to these lashes the instant I saw some Hong Kong YouTubers show these off in a haul. I love Amo's pastel aomojikei and byojaku (sickness) makeup look.

Brown lashes have become more popular in the past few years with many Japanese brands releasing them from around 2012-2013 onwards. At times, black can look harsh and brown matches people who have dyed their black hair lighter colours. I have never dyed my hair and I was a bit weary of how brown lashes would look on me.

Olive Brown x Olive Gold x Lavender

Tuesday, 8 March 2016

Innisfree Green Tea Kit Review (Green Tea Serum, Green Tea Balancing Skin, Green Tea Balancing Lotion, Green Tea Balancing Cream)

Okay, this is long, long, lonngggg overdue. Innisfreeworld had a promotion in early 2015 (around March until May) where if you participate in an ordering tutorial you could claim a free Green Tea Kit.

The Innisfree Green Tea Kit contains some items from their best selling Green Tea line and forms one of Innisfree's 8 Solutions. I will also be giving some quick thoughts on products in their order of use:

1. Innisfree Green Tea Serum 5ml
2. Innisfree Balancing Skin 10ml
3. Innisfree Balancing Lotion 10ml
4. Innisfree Balancing Cream 5ml

Monday, 7 March 2016

Mizon Olive Honey Hand Cream Review

More hand cream reviews because I have dry hands and love using hand creams. I decided to pick this up from Rose Rose Shop because of their free shipping on Mizon items. Also, I love anything with honey in it so I thought it was a good opportunity to try something new.

It will give your hands plentiful moisture and soft texture with olive oil and honey extract.

Extra virgin olive oil 2,500mg, honey extract 500mg.

Sunday, 6 March 2016

Birthday Presents: Bobbi Brown and Urban Decay

A late birthday present I received from Lydia. I'm so touched that she wanted to get me a present for my birthday last year. She gave it to me when we met up at the end of February.

Saturday, 5 March 2016

M.A.C Lipsticks Mini Haul!

Lydia 'volunteered' to help me buy some M.A.C lipsticks when she went to visit Hawaii... back in May/June 2015. She has since decided to go back to visit yet again in December 2015 and I was wondering whether or not I should ask her to buy a few more lipsticks for me (I have my eyes on Velvet Teddy and Morange aarrggghh). But I didn't as I already have quite a few lipsticks.

Previously, I did not really have any M.A.C items except for two lipsticks from the 90's that don't exist in the current line. They are so old that the packaging is different. Anyway, I was really glad I got the colours I got.

Friday, 4 March 2016

Etude House Fresh Cherry Tint in PK001, PP501, and OR202 Review

My friend Cathy came back from her first trip to Korea in 2013. She got a cute bear key chain and two samples of the Etude House Fresh Cherry Tint in Cherry Red. Cherries are one of my favourite fruits. I love how the look, I love their scent, and I love their flavour. I also love lip products. After trying out the samples, I wanted to get a full size of this tint! Since I already had a red lip tint (the TonyMoly Kiss Lover Live Tint), I decided to get the tint in Cherry Pink.

After using the Cherry Pink for a few months and having a good impression, I decided to pick up some other colours in the range. Unfortunately, the Cherry Lavender PP501 and the Cherry Coral OR202 are from the Spring 2014 5th Year Anniversary collection. I'm sorry I was not able to write a review for these items before they became discontinued.

The three I have are:

1. OR202 Cherry Coral (Spring 2014 Limited Edition)
2. PP501 Cherry Lavender (Spring 2014 Limited Edition)
3. PK001 Cherry Pink

Thursday, 3 March 2016

Aritaum Honey Melting Tint in #7 Coral Candy Review

The Aritaum Honey Melting Tints were a trending product in 2014. I tried out some of the shades during my trip to Hong Kong, but it wasn't until my trip to Taiwan I saw these for a really good price at 86Shop that I took the plunge and purchased one. Boy, am I glad I did.

The Honey Melting Tint has honey in the formula to help moisturise your lips to give a natural but vivid tint.

Wednesday, 2 March 2016

Quick Review: It's Skin Power 10 YE Effector 60ml Jumbo Size Review

Got problems with your skin? It's Skin Power 10 Effectors have a range of serums to help target your skin concerns!

The YE Effector is said to be a dupe for Estee Lauder's Advanced Night Repair (I guess they're both in brown bottles...). At the time of purchase, this was the top seller Effector and was the only one that was available in the jumbo size. It has to be good it's the best selling of the ten (now 13, I believe) serums AND in demand enough to be produced in a jumbo size right?

For elasticity and hydration, this serum helps with skin turnover.

Tuesday, 1 March 2016

Makeup and Skincare empties + review Feb 2016 (Project Use Up All the Samples 2k16)

My second month of empties for 2k16 is here and I decided to do what I said I wouldn't do-- keep a bag full of my rubbish to see what I've used up. Here are my empties for February 2016.