Etude House Lucky Dog Dear My Glass Tinting Review

Hello Everybody.

Happy year of the dog. I am back with another Etude House Lucky Puppy review and today I will be talking about one of their special edition lipstick. I have recently reviewed one of their eye shadow quads with for of their special edition eyeshadows. You can see it here.

Every season Etude House comes out with a beautiful collection of special products and special casing. At the beginning of every new year a lot of makeup brands here use the Chinese zodiac as a theme. Last year etude house had an extensive range of special edition eyeshadows with chickens and chicks to represent the year of the rooster, and this year they are representing the year of the dog with a gorgeous puppy themed line featuring corgis, maltese poodles and dachshunds. I really wanted to get all of the lipstick cases but they were all sold out so I only managed to the corgi one.

Here they are:

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I really like all of them, but I like the corgi one the most so I am very happy that I snagged this one before it was sold out. I was also able to get this beautiful makeup pouch for free because I was stocking up on souvenirs for my family and spent over a certain amount.

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I’m going to explain to you how the cases work. Just like with Paul and Joe makeup, Etude House came out with a line of several permanent cases and several permanent lipstick, but you buy them separately so you can mix and match them to your own quirky style.

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Here some of their permanent line cases:

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I personally own two of them SO FAR. (I want them all) Here they are:

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Here are some of the colours you can choose from:ETUDE_GLASSTINTING_SWATCH4

I will be reviewing them separately since there are still so many that I would like to get. But just one tip: sometimes the special edition lines have special packaging but not special products. My watermelon case currently contains the same colour as my corgi case because I foolishly thought they’d bring out special edition colours which wasn’t ‘the case’. lol.

I got Choker Red #303 and this is what it looks like:

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Choker Red is a beautiful tomato red in a creamy yet shiny finish. All the Dear My Glass Tinting lipsticks have the same consistency, and then they also have a whole matte line called Dear My Matt Tinting which I am yet to try.

Have you tried any of these lines and their cases? Which ones do you like? I feel like I need to get them all before leaving Korea permanently, and that’s not a good thing because I should be saving.

Have a lovely weekend.

xoxo

Amanda

 

 

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Etude House Lucky Puppy Eye Shadow Review

Hello Everyone

Happy year of the Dog! Did you know that the chinese zodiac for this year is the dog? I was born in the year of the rabbit, but I love dogs so much! Etude House has recently come out with a beautiful line of puppy themed makeup called Lucky Puppy. I wasn’t able to get the whole collection, for as you can imagine, it flew off the shelves, but I was able to pick up one of their special edition lipstick cases, and an eye shadow quad with four individual eye shadows that can be depotted and put inside the quad.

Today I will be talking to you about the eye shadows, and showing you how to remove them from their individual packaging, and putting them inside the little palette.

Here are the individual shades:

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From left to right: RD 305, GR 709, PP 511,BR 420

 

 

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From bottom to top: RD 305, GR 709, PP 511,BR 420

This is the quad, and what they look like in the palette:

I’m going to also show you how to remove the individual pans for their packaging and place them into the palette.

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Just below the hinge of the packaging, at the back, there is a pinhole, concealed just below the edge of the sticker. If you rub your fingernail over the sticker you will see there is a small indentation there. Open the packaging, making sure to hold it close to a soft surface like a towel placed over your bed or your dresser. Then take a pin or needle and poke it through the pinhole and pry the pan out. There will be a dollop of glue holding the pan in the casing but the glue is soft and it doesn’t take much effort to pry it up. Then carefully remove the pan and press it into the palette, making sure you know where in the quad you want it before placing it inside. Unlike other palettes that use magnets, these rely on the glue for the pans to stay put.

This is what my full quad looks like:

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I really love all of these colours, although they are all very different and I won’t wear them all at the same time on a regular basis. The great thing about Etude House is that they have larger palettes and SEVERAL other colours to choose from so you can mix and match them and swop them around in your palettes depending on you look of the day.

Which of the Lucky Puppy items were you able to snag, and which ones would you have liked to get? I will be talking about my Lucky Puppy lipstick and makeup pouches in my next post.

Happy Humpday!

Amanda

 

Peri Pera Sugar Glow Tint Entire Line Review

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Hello Everyone

I’m finally back after the move and today I will be sharing one of my favourite brands with you. Peripera is known for their inwell themed makeup. You can find almost all of their products are packaged in inkwells, from mascara, to foundation, to their ever so famous lip tints. As a writer, the idea of having all of your makeup in inkwells really appeals to me.

Their most famous tint line, Peri’s Ink, comes in a variety to colours and finishes that all come in beautiful black ink wells. Sugar Glow Tint has a slightly different theme as their containers are larger, clear inkwells with a line of  5 new tints.

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Here are what the swatches look like:

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The are from left to right:

#1 Strawberry Sweet

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Strawberry Sweet is by far the most popular of the line and it was actually hard for me to track it down. I bought the collection at the time when they were having a sale and I had to visit 3 different stores to find it. It’s a buildable pinup red and of all the 5 in the collection I find this one to be the most universally flattering.

#2 Grapefruit Spirit 

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Grapefruit Spirit is a vivid orange, and it is perfect for spring and summer and can even be worn in fall because of its Jack O lantern colour.

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Pink Melon is a toned down peach with both pink and orange undertones, perfect for spring.

 

 

#4 Sweet and Sour

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Sweet and Sour looks like a pastel orange in the container, but will wear differently on the lips because of its opacity. Your own lip colour will play a big part in what the end results will look like. I have rosy undertones so it wears more pink on my lips.

#5 Cherry Pie Filling

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Cherry Pie filling is the perfect barbie pink and can be toned down by wearing only a light touch, or toned up by wearing more layers. I like that it is the only cool tone in the line and stands bold just like it should as a bright pink.

That’s it from me for now. I will be on here with more Peripera love among other brands.

xoxo

Amanda

 

Etude House Play Color Eyes Peach Farm Palette Review

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Hi Ladies and Jellyspoons

I have recently acquired quite a collection of new goodies from Etude House that I need to review for all of you. When you’re in your home country and you keep seeing launches of new product lines and you decide to save up to get it once you arrive. That’s exactly what I did.

Today I will be sharing my thoughts on a beautiful new eyeshadow palette called Peach Farm, from Etude House. I already own their Wine Party palette, as it was a Christmas gift from my husband, and I adore it. It’s been my go to palette throughout my entire time in South Africa. I’ve also been eyeing the Too Faced Sweet Peach palette for a while now, and wondered how it might compare. Unfortunately I don’t have my hands on one of them as of yet, but I’ll be sure to do a swatch comparison in the future.

This is what the packaging looks like:

I absolutely adore the colours and the way they created a gradient between them. It’s so classy and sleek. And unlike the tin palettes by brands like Urban Decay and Too Faced, this one is made of plastic that is less likely to get scratches and dings in it.

Here is the palette:

Etude House has a famous eye shadow line called Look At My Eyes and they bring out small 6 shadow palettes and large 10 shadow palettes every season.  Peach Farm is a large one.

1.) Solsol Dried Pine Cone is a beautiful matte caramel brown. It’s perfect for the crease of brow bone highlight if you have a tanned skin tone. I personally don’t play enough with matte shaddows so I’ll have to play with it more, but so far it’s worked well in the crease for me, and I know it will work well as a blonde brow powder as well.

2.) White Is It? is a pearly iridescent off white, from whence the name. It’s perfect for placing over another colour to lighten it up. In Korea they refer to light colours like this as ‘lace’. I really like that term. It’s like wearing a lacy blouse over colour camisole. It’s also great for the inner eyes, especially on blue eyes, as it will accentuate the cooler tones in your eyes and make them look a brighter blue.

Swatched: (Solsol Dried Pine Cone, White is it?)

3.) Free Dating is a copper with peachy duochrome. I feel like I’m saying this a lot but these colours really work well with blue or green eyes. In saying that it will always work well with any other eye colour.

4.) Sunshine Peach is a rosy pink with golden iridescence. This is great for hazel eyes as it will bring out the gold flecks. The colour pay off for this one isn’t exactly what I would’ve like, but considering the price of the palette and the excess of other amazing colours, I can’t be to gripey about it.

Swatched: (Free Dating, Sunshine Peach)

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5.) Pamplemousse Tea is a matte peach orange. It’s a tad blotchy but can be layered and works well in the crease. I will even work well as a summery blusher too.

6.) Smashed Peach Juice (actually translated as Grinded Peach Juice so I had to improvise my own name, since grinded reminds of the fact that I have to get my tooth filling replaced because I grinded my teeth and the filling came out.) It’s a shimmery, peachy nude, but it doesn’t quiet apply like the colour in the pan. I’d use this one to blend over a darker matte shade to make it more shimmery.

Swatched: (Pamplemousse Tea, Smashed Peach Juice) 

7.) Ah Peach is a gorgeous duochrome peachy pink, with fine gold shimmer. It reminds me of Expensive Pink by MAC. I’d love to do side by side comparisons but I actually completely finished the one I had because it was an absolute cult favourite. I am sure that I’ll be hitting pan on Ah Peach sometime in the near future as well. It’s one of those shades you can wear on it’s own without anything else in the crease or inner corner. I think it’s my favourite or second favourite of the whole palette.

8.) Ripe Nectarine probably is my favourite colour in this palette, not because of its colour as such but because it is extremely hard to find a red eyeshadow in a palette like this and usually when palettes do have them, they are chalky and blotchy or not as true to colour as I would’ve wanted. This one is true to colour and although it is a matte, it doesn’t wear blotchy or chalky. I am really happy that they put this colour in the palette, and if you’re out and you realise you didn’t pack a blush, you’re sorted.

Swatched: (Ah Peach, Ripe Nectarine)

9.) Dazzling Peach Farm reminds me of Amber Lights by MAC. I’ll find it and swatch it for you as soon as possible. It’s a coppery gold with yellow undertones. It has the most amazing colour pay. To me it just looks like liquid gold on the eyelids and it’s a universally flattering colour.

10.) Peach Tree is a chocolate brown with fine gold dust. It has a duochrome of gold and brown. The colour pay off is also extremely satisfying and it works well with in the crease, paired with any of the other brighter colours in this palette.

Swatched: (Dazzling Peach Farm, Peach Tree)

That’s it from me, Ladies and Gentlebeasts. I will be back soon with more Etude House reviews for you very soon. Until then, take care.

xoxo

Amanda

Oxygen Ceuticals O2 Cushion Review

Hello Ladies and Jellyspoons

I know it has been more than a month since any of you last heard from me, and I solemnly declared that I would post more regularly this year – turns out the new year new me is still stuck in 2017. I have a legit excuse though: I visited my home town for the first time in 3 years and I thought I’d have time to blog while there, but that only happened once, then I thought I’d make time when I’m back but I’ve been unbearably jetlagged for 2 weeks and my husband finally arrived back in Korea aw well only yesterday. That being said, I have no more real excuses and I have a TONNE of things to review for you so prepared to be overloaded. 🙂

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I will be sharing my thoughts and experiences with you on a cushion foundation that I was sent along with so many other full sized products by a company called Oxygen Ceuticals. They are a new and upcoming brand that focuses their products and treatment on Oxygen and the benefits of using it on ones skin. I urge you all to go and check them out on Instagram. They truly deserve all the love they can get. You can find several other reviews that I wrote for them on my blog as well.

I have long shown to be biased when it comes to cute packaging, so when I opened my box of goodies I immediately gravitated towards their O2 Cushion foundation. The compact is a light iridescent indigo. The packaging is sleek and looks costly, without the unnecessary bling of a Channel compact.

It opens up into a sleek white container. Here are the pictures side to side of my first refill and my brand new one:

I have had my fair share of experience with cushion foundation, and since it the most fitting foundation type for my lifestyle, since I apply my makeup on the bus (yes, it’s completely normal in Korean society) what annoyed me most is when I accidentally pushed too hard with the puffer into the sponge that contains the product, and actually end up with makeup all over my hands and nails and even under my nails, and that’s a pet peeve of mine, because it’s hard to get clean white nails after you’ve gotten foundation underneath them. The O2 Cushion was designed so that the puffer is bigger then the sponge that contains the product, which means you won’t ever get the product all over your fingers and under your nails. This is a big deal for me.

The puffer is also designed to very gently press the foundation into your skin. I have made cut through the centre of the old puffer so you can see how it is designed:

The little layer of material that isn’t connected to the sponge makes it so comfortable and effortless to apply the product.

This is the amount of coverage shown on my hand:

As you can tell, the foundation provides minimal coverage for freckles and blemishes at first glance, but what I have found is that it is buildable. I like the way the product sits on the skin without making it look cakey, and without being overly oily either.

 

Some of you know that I struggle with an autoimmune disorder that causes really bad dark circles and ill health in general. After spending a lovely month in South Africa and then returning to the freezing cold, highly polluted city of Seoul, I have not been doing great health wise, so to show you my bare face has actually taken some guts. I must say considering that I am not wearing primer, concealer, colour correctors of any form of photo manipulation, this foundation does a fantastic job at hiding my ever present dark circles. It also covers minor blemishes almost completely.

I am very impressed with this product as a whole. I’ve tried a couple of high end cushion foundations, but none have really impressed me half as much as this one. I can get away with applying no concealer which to me is a big deal. I used to have to apply a thick layer of salmon coloured base on my dark circles, smoothe that over concealer, apply the foundation, then apply a highlighter on top of that just to look half human.

That’s it from me. I will get my mojo back real soon and be back in a regular schedule with regards to my blogs.

xox

Amanda

Oxygen Ceuticals Cell Couperose Cream

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Dear Ladies and Jellyspoons

I am visiting my family in South Africa, and it is essentially a holiday (much needed) which is why you haven’t heard from me in a while, and I apologise for that. I hope that you had the most amazing Christmas/Harnika  or whatever you celebrate, and fantastic new years!

I decided to take advantage of the beautiful blue skies and lovely scenery in and around my mother and mother in law’s house to show off the lovely products that I’ve been asked to review. I do not have the boxes with me, since I am abroad, but I will be adding those images as soon as I am back in my flat in Seoul again.

Today I will sharing one of my favourite products from my favourite Korean skincare brand.  I was blessed to get a facial from them at the K Beauty expo in Oct, and I was asked whether I’d be willing to collaborate with them and review some of their products.

Here is a picture of the box I received:

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As you can imagine, I have been quite busy testing and enjoying these products, but it has been about 2 months now and it is time for me to start finishing off my reviews.

Oxygen Ceuticals is a new Korean cosmetic brand that hit the world by storm. Their products and machinery are high class and they speak for themselves with regards to efficiency and quality. Only after only one facial with them my skin’s texture and elasticity improved so much, that I knew their products would do wonders for my skin. Their products come in sleek white packaging and their oils come in state of the art glass bottles with a built in dropper in the lid. I am really impressed by the aesthetic and the attention to detail in all of these products and their packaging.

As plants need need oxygen, like this beautiful orchid here, so does our skin. Your skin is the biggest organ in your body, so it needs as much tlc as your heart and your kidneys etc. I have always been a advocate for skincare and living a healthy lifestyle, so a brand that is completely focussed on integrating oxygen and other elements from the earth to promote healthy skincare really appeals to me.

As you can see I’ve used quite an extensive amount of this product already, so this is definitely not a first impressions review 😊

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the back of the product and it reads as follows:

“Benefit: Helps calm and soothe sensitive skin. Hydrates and protects the skin from skin damage. Ideal for post-procedural use.”

“Usage/Application: All skin types, especially those with sensitive, erythema.

Gently apply Oxygen Cell Couperose Cream to face. This light weight, oil-free formula instantly penetrates.”

This is what the product looks like:

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product is not only formulated to soothe skin after procedures, such as infrared treatments and oxygen treatment ect that this company provides, but it is also formulated to treat sensitive or damaged skin. I used this during the harshest, driets sub zero winters where my face in previous years look like a crackle podge painting, and it penetrated and moisturize my skin to look as soft as a baby’s bottom even during these harsh conditions.

I am also currently in Africa and got some sunburn on my face and this products did wonders to soothe my skin. I love how it is versatile and will protect and moisturise your skin not only in the dead of winter but in the blazing heat of African summers too.  It tells me that no matter where you find yourself, in which temperatures and seasons you are living, these products will work for you.

Here is a picture of my skin after about a month of exclusively using Oxygen Ceuticals products.

img_5674As you can tell, my skin is clear and spotless and overall has never been happier than it is right now. I will not be able to go back to my regular skin care regime, because it just won’t compare to these products.

I will post another picture of my face here in South Africa of what my face looks like now.

Thank you for your patience.

Lots of love

Amanda

Oxygen Ceuticals 360 Eye Perfection Duo

Dear Ladies and Jellyspoons

Am I the the only that finds it hard to find an eye cream that really does what it claims? Well I was apprehensive, as I usually am with eye creams, try these products because I find it’s so hard for companies to follow through with their products. But then in the other hand when they do follow through, it’s a delightful surprise.

I have recently been sent some products from a new Korean cosmetics brand called Oxygen Ceuticals. They had several products and among these was a lovely set of eye products. This is what they look like:

The products come packaged together in this classy box that slides open to reveal them side by side, ready to combat your eye problems.

Oxygen Ceuticals goes a long way in paying attention to detail and presenting their products in the most classy and professional way possible. I really appreciate that about the brand

On the left is the Age Defying Eye Serum and on the right is the Contour Firming Eye Cream.

Product instructions:

“Apply a moderate amount of the Age Defying Eye Serum onto your finger, then gently massage 360 degrees around the eye area. After using Age Defying Eye Serum, apply Contour Firming Eye Cream whole gently patting on entire eye areas.”

Age Defying Eye Serum comes in a classy container with a pump function. You can gage how much of the product you want to pump out at a time. I prefer pumping less at a time rather than too much, as you can’t get it back in the container once it’s out. You really only need a small drop the size of a Tic Tac for both eyes. These products are amazingly rich, so a little goes a long way.

The product itself is a beautiful golden milky liquid. It has the consistency of a regular serum, (A runny, oily cream) and it is targeted for the eye areas.

Contour Firming Eye Cream is a white eye cream in a slim tube. Here too there made sure that we won’t over apply by creating a very think nozzle. You’ll also only need about a Tic Tac sized amount for the whole eye area. Rather than rubbing his product in, they suggest that one taps it in, so it will require patience.

I am never sure when in your beauty routine you should apply eye creams but I usually apply them last.

Oxygen Ceuticals has an extensive collection of other products to use in collaboration with these eye creams, and since I have been using them with several other products from them and I used them exclusively, I feel that they work the best that way. Although this can be mixed into your regular routine and I have faith that they will make a remarkable difference.

They suggest that you use the serum at night and eye cream in the day and night. That way you won’t break out or have too much product around the the eyes in the morning when you’re about to apply primers and makeup.

Here is the list of ingredients:

I am overall very pleased with the products and would definitely repurchase. They have done wonders for my eyes. I must just remember not to use too much in one go.

I will be posting more pictures soon, and more Oxygen Ceuticals products reviews so keep your eyes peeled.

That’s it from me.

Xoxo

Amanda