Archive | April 2015

Tony Moly Petite Bunny Gloss Bar

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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. 

#4 Juicy Cherry and #9 Neon Red

 

#Juicy Cherry:

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This is what it looks like on my lips:

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#Neon Red 

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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.  

They retail for ₩4500 which is the closet equivalent 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. 

(^_^)

Amanda 

 

Etude House Lovely Cookie Blusher Review 

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Hi Ladies and Jellyspoons.

Etude House has an extensive amount of products that have been around for a while because they are just so fantastic. Their Lovely Cookie blushes have been a cult favourite for a few years now and they remain one of their top selling lines. These blushes come in domed cases that make them look like macarons, from whence the name Lovely Cookie. They are the same pan size as MAC blushes, if anyone feels the need to depot them and place them in a palette. I am too in love with the packaging to ever justify doing that though.

I know I have done a review on these before, but my collection has grown quite significantly, and I thought it would be a great idea to share my thoughts on my collection so far. You know me, I want them and I will eventually have them all, but for now I have 5 of the 12. Here they are:

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They are named and numbered by the store so I will present them to you in numerical order:

#3 Raspberry Tarte:

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Raspberry Tarte is the first one I bought, along with Rose Sugar Macaron. It’s very bright and as you can tell, it’s not one I’ve used a lot yet because of it’s brightness. I must say though that there are ways to wear bright or even dark blushes. Professional makeup artist and Youtube Guru Wayne Goss suggests applying the blush before applying foundation. It allows the foundation to tone down the brightness of the blush, and you can apply less product that you would for example a much lighter colour that you’d have to layer on.

and here is the swatch:

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As you can see, Raspberry Tarte has the tiniest amount of silver sparkle.

#6 Grapefruit Jelly

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Grapefruit Jelly is a cult favourite. In all the reviews I’ve read and watched, people have raved about it. It is one of my latest purchases which is why it’s not very indented yet, but I really adore it.

And here is the swatch:

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Grapefruit Jelly is a chalky peach/ coral with the almost unnoticeable amount of silver sparkle.

#7 Rose Sugar Macaron

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You can probably tell that Rose Sugar Macaron has gotten a TON of love from me. I’ve almost hit pan on it. It’s definitely one that I grab on an almost day to day throughout the year. I adore all of them, but this ones takes the cake. I’ve actually given two of them away to friends because I love it so much!

And here’s the swatch:

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Rose Sugar Macaron is peachy gold duo chrome blush. It not only provides you with rosy cheeks, but a bit of shine as well. I know many people don’t like blushes with shine to them, but this one is really something else.

#9 Sweetberry Muffin

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Sweetberry Muffin is another one that has been used to death. It’s just a lovely pastel pink. It hardly has any sheen to it. The reason why I wear it so often is that it’s just a neutral blush that gives you just enough natural colour to make you look healthy. 

And here’s the swatch:

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Sweetberry Muffin has almost no sheen to it, and it comes off more pink than it looks in the pan. 

#11 Peach Choux Wafers:

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Peach Choux Wafers is beautiful coral. This one might be to dark for my porcelain skin tone, but it works when I dust it lightly. 

And the swatch:

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Peach Choux Wafers looks more pastel on ones skin than it does in the pan. It’s similar to Sweetberry Muffin in that is has little to no sheen. 

The verdict:

These only go for $6 each and there is currently 12 in the collection. The quality is comparable to NARS and MAC blushes. I really want all of them, but the only thing I can complain about is that some of them are REALLY hard to track down. It’s as if every Etude House thinks it’s only necessary to keep the best sellers. That being said, I will not rest until I have all of them 🙂 

Which one would you like to see reviewed?

xoxo

Amanda

Etude House Fantastic Color Eyes Cherry Blossom 

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Dear Ladies and Jellyspoons.

I just recently reviewed Rose Garden, which is the other palette that was released for spring of this year. Feel free to have a look at my blog to see that review. I will now be reviewing Fantastic Eyes Cherry Blossom. Etude House occasionally comes out with 2 palettes like these. Last year in Sept they came out with two Halloween palette which I wish with all my heart I know of, but I somehow missed it. I was however blessed to be able toe get both of the spring collection palettes of this year.
This is Cherry Blossom: 

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Observe the packaging. Etude House never lets us down on the packaging. (Which is why I’m always broke. Not eve sad about it)
The palette comes with 6 beautiful spring shades, a mirror (which I’m covering with the box) and a double ended shadow sponge.
Here are the swatches from left to right:

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Cherry Coke is a satin chocolate brown with gold irredensance.  It’s quite pigmented and perfect for a brow fill or a crease colour.

Cherry March is a matte hot pink. It’s quite sheer and needed double layering, but that’s the case for most mattes and it is not the shade you want to be highly pigmented on your eyes, since it can make one look sickly if used wrong. I’m pretty sure I’ll be using it as a blush as well

Baby Peony is the perfect discription of this colour. It’s a light baby/ peony pink in matte. It is also quite sheer and I’d also want to try using it for both the eyed and the cheeks.
Hello Spring is the most gorgeous lustre of pink and silver and pearly glitter. It’s definitely something to layer on top of another colour to bring on some sparkle. It’s definitely the most unique and my favouritr shade in this palette.

Flower Walk is a metallic chocolate brown with rose gold undertones. It’s another favourite of mine. It will make a perfect crease colour for blue eyes and it has very good colour pay off and pigmentation.

Warm Morning is a metalic caramel brown/ rose gold. Beautiful colour pay off and pigmentation as well.
This palette definitely get 5 stars from me. I’m strongly considering buying a back up. The price point is only $13 so one can’t go wrong.
There you have it, Lovelies. I’ll post pictures of looks very soon. I’m just recovering from an Easter get away and my face isn’t picture ready. ☺️
Have a lovely week!

Xoxo

Amanda

Etude House Fantastic Color Eyes Rose Garden

 

Hi Ladies and Jellyspoons

I have a load of new Etude House reviews coming up in the coming week, so please keep your eyes peeled.

I’m starting off with the first of two eyeshadow palettes that came out this year.

 

Here is Rose Garden or Rose Blossom (There seems to be two names for it):

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It’s a palette containing six beautiful spring coloured eyeshadows, most red and gold toned. This palette is perfect for blue eyes.

Swatches from left to right:

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 Juliette is light champagne pink with a fine pearlescent shine. It’s perfect for a brow bone highlight. 

 

Honey Bouquet is a glittery metallic gold. This one is similar to the lustre eyeshadows from Mac, which means it’s quite glittery and may cause a bit of fallout. The pigmentation is cry strong, but I see it as a glittery top colour. 

 

Antique Touch is a lovely antiqued gold. It’s very pigmented. I’d say it’s similar to Woodwinked from Mac.

Handtied is a vivid red satin. It reminds of Daydreaming by Mac in the Halley Williams collection.  It’s lovely in the crease for blue or green eyes and could also be used as a blush.

Vintage Rose is an extremely sheer rose gold. The pigmentation on this one is a tad disappointing as it looks much brighter in the palette. Lovely none the less.

My Girl is a rusty orange red satin with Amos a great colour pay off and pigmentation. It reminds me of Coppering by Mac

 

I’d give this palette at least 4 stars, but because the price point is so low and the quality is so high, I’m giving it 5 stars. $13 for a 6 colour palette with a mirror is something to admire. So I’ve got to give it to Etude House. They always win with quality and awesome packaging. 😍

Like I said, there are many reviews to come this week. Have a lovely week!

xox

Amanda