Etude House Bubble Tea Sleeping Pack

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Hi Ladies and Jellyspoons.

Today I will be sharing another review that on the net has been like Marmite – Some love it, some hate it. I liked the packaging (as usual) and thought I’d try it out regardless of the flack people have been giving it.

First off, my skin isn’t dry at all. In fact it’s too oily in the warmer months, so I don’t need a ton of hydration, but I can’t go without it either, because the skin then over compensates by making more sebum. So I figured if I can find something that is nourishing enough but not super super heavy, then it should work.

People have complained that these aren’t hydrating enough, because most sleeping packs are very heavy. I find that it’s just perfect for my skin. I don’t wake up with an oil slick on my skin, and I don’t get break outs either.

This is what the product looks like in the packaging: 

And this is what the product looks like:


Mine is a little lower than it was when I bought it because I use it all the time, so don’t be scared. You’ll get a full container.

As you can tell there are real bubbles inside that are like little balls of strawberry preserves.


The product comes with a nifty little spade or spoon with which to get the bubbles out. People complain that the product should have more bubbles and that they’re hard to remove and that it’s messy. My comment: if it weren’t for messy, you wouldn’t be conceived. Get over it. Haha 🙂  It’s a sticky sleeping pack. It’s meant to be messy. That’s what makes it fun.

I took one of the bubbles and crushed it for you all to see what it looks like:


Here are the instructions and claims:


They claim that this sleeping pack makes your skin clear and full of vitality overnight. For me the product works spot on. I did however not apply too much on my nose as I struggle with perpetual black heads on the nose and too much moisture or oils can make it worse. My skin looked really happy the morning after application and I find that I don’t need to apply any other form of night cream or moisturiser when I use this.

Here are the list of ingredients:


I’m not a scientist but none of the ingredients made me raise an eyebrow. The product just gave me an overall impression of wholesomeness and skin nourishment. I will definitely be repurchasing, by this time I want to try either of the others: green tea or black tea.

Let me know if you’ve tried this, in the comment section below. What we’re your thoughts?
Xoxo

Amanda

Beyond Alice Glow Lip and Cheek Review

Hello Everyone

Today I will be sharing another review with you from Beyond Cosmetics and it’s another Alice In Wonderland colaboration. For those of you who aren’t familiar with the brand: Beyond is a Korean cosmetics brand that is completely against animal testing and so they are animal cruelty free, which sadly seems to be very few and far between in Korea with regards to cosmetic brands. They have a Alice collaboration every year or so, and I feel like it’s a metaphor for being friendly with the rabbit, or venturing down the rabbit hole with their out of the ordinary pledge to being cruelty free.

I review 4 of their ‘through the looking glass’ lipsticks for you which you can read here, if you haven’t seen it yet. Today I will be reviewing one of their Alice in Wonderland lip and cheek products.

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As you can probably tell, the packaging sells the product. I actually prefer this packaging to the theme they have on the Through the Looking Glass’ collection.

Here it is in the packing:

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This is what it looks like swatched:

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And this is what it looks like on the lips:


I must say I probably won’t use it on my lips, at least not this particular one. The colour isn’t flattering on my fair skin, but it will much better on more tanned skin tones. I will definitely try some of the other, more bolder colours.

It’s a beautiful mauve colour and I love the concept of it being versatile. I’m a bit weird in that I don’t really like the concept of cream blushes because I feel like they’d get dirty quickly, yet I don’t have any qualm with putting lipstick straight on my cheeks as a blush substitute when in a crunch, and let’s face it, it’s one and the same thing. 🙂 This product has opened my mind to the possibilities and I was excited to see the results.

The verdict: I like this product as a blush that can be applied after foundation, but not so much as a lipstick. It looked sheer on my lips and the colour just doesn’t suit my skintone.

Would I repurchase? Yes, I’m going to try some of the other colours. I have the cushion foundation as well, which I will be reviewing for you soon.

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How do feel about multipurpose products or even just cream blushes. Would you give t a shot? Have you tried any great ones lately? Let me know in the comment section below.
Xoxo
Amanda

 

 

Tony Moly Kiss Lover Style

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I have finally gotten my horizons broadened when it comes to Korean lipsticks. For the longest time I was only ever purchasing anything makeup related from Etude House, but I thought this year I want to expand a bit and so I’ve decided to try a few products from Tony Moly. To me this brand is one of the most underrated Korean beauty brands, especially since it’s one that is available at international stores like Sephora.

One of the biggest benefits of living and earning in Korea is the easy access to great quality beaut products, and the ability to join membership clubs and that way get to know first when there is a sale. I was blessed to get my hands one two of these lovely lipsticks on a sale.

Kiss Lover Style is a line that attracted me because I was looking red lipsticks in a matte finish. The packaging of these are slim and sleek. They come in narrow black metal bullets with an angled lipstick product inside:

 

Here are the ones that I got:

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This one is a dupe for some of the most love red lipsticks by MAC. I will do a review on it sometime in the future.

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This one is a bit more orange or terracotta than I would’ve liked it to be, but I can still pull it off fairly well.

These wear really well, and I am super happy with them especially since they are dupable to high end brands but come with the price tag of a drugstore lipstick. That isn’t a rare find in Korea, but either way I am very happy with them. There are so many more in this collection that I still want to get my hands on, and off course when I do, you’d be the first to know about it.

Have you found a great red matte lipstick recently? If so, please let me know in the comment section. I have a slight obsession.

xoxo

Amanda

Etude House Kissful Tint Choux Review

Hi Ladies and Jellyspoons

You can probably tell that I am trying my best to get an open mind about lip tints by trying all the ones I can get my hands on. I must say with working an 32 hour work week at a kindergarten, liptints are just fantastic because they hardly need any reapplications, if any at all.

Today I will be reviewing the Etude House Kissful Tint Choux. Here is their image for the product line.

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Firstly I wanted to find out what the ‘choux’ means in French, but it actually means cabage so it’s not related. ‘Chu’ however is the word they use for the sound of a kiss in Korean comics, so I’m thinking that would be a better bet. They usually start off with a limited selection of tint colours in a line and then slowly expand over the years, which to me is a brilliant concept. They scope out which colours appeal the most to their customers and the expand on those.

The colour that I got is #2 Pink Choux (호핑크 슈). This is what it looks like:

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Here is the swatch on my arm:

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This is what it looks like on my lips when first applied:

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It’s definitely quite glossy at first, but dries to be a lovely pink lip stain. 

What are you thoughts on lip tints? Do you prefer them to lipsticks? Let me know in the comment section.

xoxo

Amanda

 

Etude House Dear My Blooming Lips Matte

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Hi Ladies and Jellyspoons

Those of you who know me a little better, know that I have a very soft spot for Etude House lipsticks. I have been a fan of theirs ever since a friend of mine gifted me one of their Dear My Blooming Lips Talk lipsticks in 2012. Over the year I have accumulated quite a collection, and you can probably picture me freaking out in a bad way when I saw this (what seemed like) a while new line of lipsticks 🙂 Luckily this is not a new line, but they just chose to revamp their packaging and arrange the lipsticks according to their different finishes. I’ve always been a fan of matte (or Matt as they call it) lipsticks, so I decided to pick up a few more to add to my collection.

First off, here is the comparison between the old and the new packaging:EtudeHouseDMBLT.jpg

As you can tell the old packaging looked like the pillars of a dynasty or castle, whereas the new ones are more cylindrical and sleek. The old ones also have a smooth pearlescent sheen it them, where the new ones are the same colour sans the pearl shine and with a more matte feel to it. I personally prefer the new ones, since they fit better in my lipstick organizers, and they feel more sturdy and strong. The older ones could be a bit top heavy and lipstick would easily pop out of the container when they get a bit older. I’m hoping the new ones prove to be a little longer lasting.

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I’ve tried to get a bigger image for you but this was all I could find ;(. From what I can find on the site, they only have eight different ones in the Matt line, then they also have a Chiffon line, a Cream line, and a Jelly line. So they seemed to have come up with their own cute names for different finishes. I have noticed that it seems from what I can gather on the site that they have discontinued a bunch of them and kept only the popular ones. I have some from my previous blog review that I can’t find anywhere on their site, including PK 013 Pulsating Pink in the Matts. I was only able to collectively get four of the Matt ones, but I will eventually upgrade this blog to all eight of them.

Here they are:

PK013 Pulsating Pink:  This one seems to have been discontinued since it’s not available on this site.dmblt-pk113a

PK015 Stingy Pink: I own a back up to this one. I was afraid they might discontinue it, but they obviously know that this one deserves all the love it can get. 

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RD306 Frightened Red. I just love the names to some of these. I would’ve called this one Scary Red, which I can imagine is the vibe they wanted to bring across by called it Frightened Red. 😉

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RD311 Red Red. This is really a red red colour. If you can imagine Taylor Swift’s RED album with a picture of her full lips in a matte red…this is what I think of when I use this lipstick. 

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I’m going to try and get behind the missing or seemingly discontinued lipsticks and find out whether they are still available in their store or not. I’m holding thumbs that they aren’t discontinued. As for the rest of the collection: I will get my hands on them soon!

Lot of love

Amanda

MAC Halsey Lipstick Review

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Hi Ladies and Jellyspoons

I have come realize that although my blog focusses mainly on Korean brands, my odd MAC lipstick reviews have gotten a lot of love from you all. I have a pretty extensive collection so far, so I thought I’d throw in a random MAC lippie review from time to time.

This particular lipstick is a limited edition that I really knew I needed from the first time I saw this promotional image. I have goth side to me, and although my hair isn’t dyed with Manic Panic blue hair dye, I was confident that this lipstick would suit me due to the fact that I have similar colouring and features to Halsey. My hair is currently blue black which isn’t clashing with this unique grey lipstick.

If you’re unfamiliar with Halsey, you can look her up over here. 

This is what the lipstick looks like: I was expecting the packaging to be different from the norm, but it is actually just the box that is unique:

 

This is what it looks like swatched:

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And this is what it looks like on my lips:

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The red around my lips is from watching Russian Red earlier, as I only get one full day of sunshine per week in which to work on my blogs, I have to utilize it really well.

Halsey is a blue grey matte. When you think of matte, it’s not the typical matte formula that straight away causes your lips to dry out, but a more velvety sort of matte. I still say this colour is not for everyone and I know I won’t wear it to church or religious choir performances, but I will wear it on a night out with friends, paired with a grungy black out fit and Dr Martens.

And yes, I look a bit like Wednesday from the  Adam’s Family:


 

Would I repurchase. I think I probably won’t just because it’s not something I’m going to be wearing on a day to day basis. I also know that NYX and Lime Crime have similar permanent lipsticks. Trying to get your hand on a limited edition MAC lipstick can be quite grueling and you have to weigh up wether it is worth it.

 

That’s it from me

Lots of love

Amanda

 

 

Peripera Rouge Pang Review

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Hi Ladies and Jellyspoons

I just recently almost lost my Peripera Tint Crayon, but got it back. To cut a long story short, I got a tad sentimental and ended up in Watson’s where I picked up a few Peripera products, which I will be reviewing for here. 

When I reviewed that lip crayon, someone had suggested that I check out their Rouge Pang line, and I’m glad I did. They are not only adorably packaged which is to be expected from Peripera, but they are also really great products, which is why it is not surprise why they are so famous among the Korean beauty community. 

This is the one I got:

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It’s definitely as cute as it looks in the promotional image, if not cuter. The container has a slanted top in the colour of the product, which is always ideal. There’s nothing as daunting as trying to find one particular colour among 20 odd similar lipstick containers. It gets exhausting at times. 

This is what it looks like in the tube:

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It’s a beautiful shade of magenta. I feel like magenta is a hard colour to explain. It’s a orangy, red with coral undertones. 

This is what it looks like swatched:

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And this is what it looks like on my lips:

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This product is not like the Peri’s Tint Crayon at all, since that line comes in a matte finish, whereas this line is more creamy. It does remind me a little of the Etude House Dear My Wish Lips line in the way it applies very smoothly and with vivid colour pay off. 

The verdict:

Well all I can say is it’s not every day a brand makes me want to purchase the entire collection becaus it’s just so great. I really like this product I will definitely be picking up some of the darker colours and the purple to review for you in the future.

Which Peripera product appeals to you most and why? I’m definitely going to be exploring this brand better in the future. 

lots of love

Amanda