Tony Moly Nutra Energy Mask Sheet

Hi ladies and gentleman

It’s been a good while since I’ve been active on my blog. I had a lovely month long holiday in the United States, where I promised myself I’d return with a ton of products to review, but makeup ended up being the last thing I wanted to spend my money on while I was there. So here I am back in Seoul, with so many Korean products to review, and I figured for the most of you, that would be much more interesting than reviews on easy accessible American cosmetics. So here goes.

I’ll be doing a few reviews on masks in the following week, so I thought I’d start off with this lovely Korean sheet mask by Tony Moly. Most Korean cosmetic brands hand out free masks on any larger purchases, so I rarely have to spend any money on them, since I always have a stash.  I’ve had 3 of these Tony Moly masks, and I must say these are pretty awesome, although I’ve never come across a sheet mask that didn’t work. For those of you who don’t know what a sheet mask is: it’s a cut out, felt like mask with holes for your eyes and mouth, and a flap for your nose.  

One couldn’t possibly look cute in these, so don’t judge. 😆

The mask comes in a foil packet and is drenched with a soft liquid which contains whatever the mask is said to be made of. Anything from snail protein, to vegetable extract, fruit extract, almond, aloe, rice, egg, calogen… You get my drift. And all of them are good.   

Directions: ” Tear open and apply to face. Leave on for 15-20 minutes and then remove.”

This one is said to contain argon oil.  My skin feels much more bouncy and moisturized, and my pores are much smaller and my nose pores aren’t black and clogged. I must say I woke up this morning with some black heads along the jaw line, so I believe this mask draws out impurities from some of the deeper layers of the skin. They also recommend using these kind of masks once 3 times a week.  If you had to buy them the range from w500 to w1000. That’s roughly 50c to a dollar. Not bad at all in my opinion.  I would actually buy a ten pack of these just have on hand for when a have a break out. They never ever disappoint.

Anyway, that’s my rave for the day! Keep shining.

Xox Amanda

Peripera Peri’s Tint Crayon Review 

Hi Guys

I’ve been dreaming of getting my hands on some Peripera products for about 3 years now, but I always seem to spend my money at EtudeHouse instead (as most of you already know.). I didn’t know whether they were worth the price tag, but I was sold on the packaging, because it’s anime and it’s adorable. Need I say more? 

So I finally made my way to Watson’s and picked out a dark vampy red tint named #1 내숭제로  (Naesung zero)

Here it is:

  The box on its own is a cuteness overload.

  The product is a retractable pencil similar in size to Clinique’s Chubby Sticks. Again I’m drooling over the cuteness of the packaging. 

  And it comes with a slanted edge which I adore because it’s perfect for creating a lip liner, but sadly this will wear off after only a few uses.  

And here is the lip swatch: 

It turns out to be a matte pin up red colour, similar to Russian Red by Mac at first, but once it dries it’s just a good old lip tint. I was afraid that this product would stain my lips for a while, as I did notice a product called tint remover in this brand, but I’m happy to say it DID NOT stain my lips. In fact it wore a good 4 hours after which it started to fade. When I brushed my teeth before bed, the last residue came right off without me even trying. 
They retail for ₩9000 which is equivalent to $8 I believe, and I’d say they are worth the bucks for sure. 
There you have it folks. 

I hope you’ve had a lovely hump day!


Etude House Dreaming Swan ‘Eye And Cheek’ Review. 


Dear Ladies and Jellyspoons 

I wanted to do roundup of the entire collection, and I thought I would never get my hands on the purple blush because they were sold out everywhere, but I am rejoying while saying that they restocked and I got my hands on it. So instead of doing a roundup, I will review these section by section and then do a roundup. 

The Dreaming Swan collection is a collaboration with well known artist and illustrator Kerry Hess. She has recently drawn illustrations for Chanel and many other famous French designers and she’s is extremely talented. 

The Eye and Cheeks part of the collection is a set of 5 blushes that could potentially be used as eyeshadows as well. I haven’t tried them on the eyes yet, so I’ll be referring to them as blushes. 

This is Jeté Pink  
A beautiful image of a ballerina jumping is imprinted in the blush: 


And here is the search:   
Jeté Pink is a light rosy pink with golden particles. This is very sheer and probably won’t show up on darker skin tones than the milky white folks like myself. 
Number 2 is Pointe Coral:

This one has a beatiful imprint of a balerina’s tutu and legs. 


And here’s the swatch:


Pointe Coral is an even sheerer coral gold. This will most certainly not show up on darker skin tones. For most this will be a beauty powder or a hi-light. 
Next is Arabesque Rosy:


This one has an imprint of a balerina’s head and torso.  


Here is the swatch: 

Arabesque Rosy is a deep rosy pink with coral/guava undertones. I’d definitely say this is a more universal colour. This is probably my favorite of the pinks. 

Next up is En Haut Pink

   This one has an imprint of a balerina’s head and torso and the balerina is wearing a crown/tiara. 

  Here is the Swatch:  

En Haut Pink is similar to Abaresque Rosy sans the coral undertones. It’s definitely more hot pink and it has more shimmer than Abaresque Rosy. 

And last but not least is Relevé Purple:


This one has an imprint of the balerina’s full body as she’s dancing on her toes.  


And here’s the swatch:

Relevé Purple is a light satin lilac purple. I was most excited about this colour since purple is my favorite colour, and since I doubt I’ll ever find a purple blush like this again.  

I am a little reluctant to use these at all since they are so lovely, but I will during the course of this week since I can’t wait to try the purple one. 

I know from experience that Etude House blushes last 4 to 5 hours or longer, and I have no doubt in these either. They retail for $13 each and if you buy them for the packaging alone, I’d say it worth it. 

They come in a screw top tin and a tutu blush puff. I’ll be using my Real Techniques blush brushes so I don’t care much for the puffs, although they are pretty. 
That’s all from me folks. I’ll be reviewing some of the lipsticks within the next few days. 

Take care

Tony Moly Petite Bunny Gloss Bar


Hello Bunnies.
Today I decided to finally broaden my horizons by trying some Tony Moly products that have long enticed me. I finally got my hands on some of these gloss bars which everyone and their mothers have raved about already. Korean cosmetics are almost always cuter than other products and Tony Moly certainly nails it. They have various cats and fruit shaped items; Also panda products for every need; Lip balms shaped like lips and banana hand milk shaped like a banana and also smelling like banana primo. You get my drift. It’s just adorable. These little bunnies are perfect little stocking stuffers or just an accessory that a student can carry with her stationary. 


As far as I understand there are nine of these in different colours and scents. I managed to get my hands on Juicy Cherry and Juicy Orange. 

Here they are:   



#6 Juicy Orange and #4 Juicy Cherry


#Juicy Orange 


#Juicy Cherry 

 As you can see, this product is very smooth and moisturizing, but it can seep into the cracks and emphasize dry patches. It’s considered a glossy stick, but I’d call it a tinted balm. 
Every different colour comes with its own scent. If you’re not crazy for artificial fruit scents, this won’t be for you. I happen love it and I want to get the whole collection. 

I give these at least 3 stars. 

They retail for ₩4500 which is the closet aquivilent of $4,50. They aren’t as long lasting as lipstick, but that’s because it isn’t a lipstick. 

That’s it, folks.

There are more Tony Moly reviews coming up soon, so keep your eyes peeled. 




Etude House Lovely Cookie Blusher Review 

Hello Everyone. 
This week I was fortunate to get two of these lovely blushes on a sale, and I have been using them exclusively ever since. For blushes that only cost $6 a piece (and I paid only $4 for) I must say they are pretty darn fantastic. 
I got #3 Raspberry Tart and #7 Rose Sugar Macaron
Each blush comes with a puffer that is made of plush toy material. I don’t really care for them much since I use a blush brush. 

Here they are: 

#3 Raspberry Tart 


Here is what the site says about it:

“Soft and silver pearl hot pink color.” I must say although it is Konglish, it is spot on. 

#7 Rose Sugar Macaron


And here is what the site says about this one:

“Soft gold pearl elegant rose pink color.”

And here are the swatches:


That’s Rose Sugar Macaron and Raspberry Tart

Here’s a look I did with Raspberry Tart


You can probably tell the fatigue in my eyes. It comes from an 8 hour teaching schedule. 💀

Here’s the verdict:

I give these 5stars and I would’ve done the same had I paid $20 for them, because they are fantastic . There are 12 available altogether and I want all of them. The pigmentation is great and it lasted a good 4-5hours on me. That’s a decent blusher in my opinion. I will be reviewing more of them in the close future. 

Anyway people, I hope you have a lovely day and that it’s less tiring than mine. 



Etude House Kerrie Hess Dreaming Swan First Impressions


Hello Everybody. 

This is probably going to be another one of those posts that come in in drips and drabs, since I’m having to scoure around to find the whole collection. I’ve been stalking Etude House on Instagram and they’ve had a sneak peak of this collection. From the first moment I saw the sneak peak, I knew I wanted all of it, but I couldn’t make out from the post when the release date was. It only said: “coming soon.”  So they ended up releasing the any cushion pacts first. I managed to get all of them. (Happy dance) m

Here they are: #1 Dreaming Swan


#2 Shine Toe Shoes




#3 Twinkling Tutu


I only bought the cases, since I’m still using my Cinderella compact. The nice thing though, is that I can remove the product and carry it in whichever case I prefer for the day. They are removable and refillable. 


The product is contained within an airtight container inside the pact. Inside the container is a sponge that keeps the liquid from spilling around. That’s why they call it Any Cushion. Also because the puffer they provide for you to apply the foundation is a soft little cushion. 


Once the cushion dries up, you can remove it and flip it over and you’ll find still a considerable amount of product left. Once it’s really run out,   you simply pop your finger in the back and the little container will come out and can be replaced for $10 with a free puffer. 

Next I got three of the five blushes, since only three have been available so far. I will not do swatches just yet, since I am recovering from food poisoning, and I thought it wise to wait until I have the whole collection. So I’ll post swatches on the round up in two weeks.  

Here they are #1 Jeté Pink


#2 Pointe Coral


#3 Arabesque Rosy



The last product that I managed to get in this haul is a lipstick. I only managed to afford one out of the 5, but I’ll have the rest in about 2 weeks. 

I got PP502 (of course because my favorite colour is  purple)


 As you can see, the packaging is similar to the Dear My Blooming Lips Talk permanent collection, but not exactly the same, which makes them limited edition. Also considering that these colours are all  limited edition. 

PS. I have been funding this blog completely out of my own pocket for the last 3 years, but I’ve recently applied to get sponsorship from Etude House. I’m waiting to hear back from them, so if you’d be so kind as to pray, hold thumbs, think of me or wish upon a star that it will become a reality for me, I would be very much obliged. 

Thanks guys and have a very beautiful week. It’s spring time here in Seoul and it is beyond beautiful!