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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:ย 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

 

Oxygen Ceuticals Moisture Aqua Serum and Fermented Fluid Review

Hello Everyone

I’m back with another Oxygen Ceuticals review for you, as promised. Today I’ll be talking about step three and four of my daily routine using Oxygen Ceuticals products exclusively.

I have recently been approached and asked whether I’d willing to test and review some of their products, but you all know me to always deliver 100% honestly reviews on all products, whether they are sponsored or not.

First off, here are the products that I’ll be talking about:

Ferment Fluid on the left and Moisture Aqua Serum on the right. I have decided to review them together because they work together. Both products absorb best when mixed together and applied at the same time.

I’m going to start off by speaking about Ferment Fluid.

I wanted to show you just how beautiful the colour of this product is, and while my photo’s didn’t do it justice, I wanted to show you their picture of it.

The site says that the products contains fructan fermented extract that helps with brightening and moisturizing the skin. Here are some of the other key ingredients:

Here is the ingredient list:

I was scared initially because my skin can get quite oily, and I didn’t want to put anything on that could potentially cause too much sebum build up and leading to having breakouts or blocked pores. I must say I am pleasantly surprised that even though this products is an oil, it didn’t break me out so far (and I’ve been using for over a month) and considering that I’m applying several other creams on my face after this step, it is quite impressive! The oil works absolute wonders in keeping my skin hydrated through the dry, subzero Korean winter and it also does a great job at protecting the skin from pollution, dust and free radicals.

Here is a picture of all the different options you get:

I used Ferment Fluid during the day and its friend Axel-300 Fluid at night. (I will write a separate review for it)

Something that really impressed me with these products is not only the beautiful colors and the high quality of the products, the brand delivering on their promises, and the overall satisfaction, but the packaging. Don’t get me started!

These bottles are designed with glass droppers in the lids, so that when you open the container, the dropper automatically sucks up just the right amount of oil. The top of the bottle then acts as a button that you press to release the oil. So if you are like me who generally has a heavy hand and always uses more product than is needed, this little mechanism is absolute perfection, and it really does make the product just that much more classy and worth the price tag!

This is what the product looks like and the exact amount measured out automatically with the awesome dropper system:

Moisture Aqua Serum is a great Serum for if you don’t have super dry skin, as it’s got just the right texture, not too watery, not too oily, and it absorbs into the skin really fast. I believe that is why they recommend that one uses it together with the Fluid of your choice. Honestly you can choose from a range of different serums on their site as well, to find the perfect combination for you skincare needs.

Here is what the serum looks like:

Here are the instructions and ingredient list:

And this is what my face looks like after application:

I have some scars from pimples on my cheek that are significantly lighter than it used to be, and I’m suffering from a cold so my nose is red and the area around has dried patches, but the products really helped to moisturize my skin and clear up those problems. Neither the serum nor the fluid left an oily residue on my face. In fact my skin feels really beautifully mattified and clear. You can tell that the skin on my forehead is clear and the pores and wrinkles aren’t super visible.

I am overall extremely happy with the results of these products and I am looking forward to the sharing my thoughts on the rest of the products I’ve been asked to review.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask in the comment section below.

Xoxo

Amanda

Peripera Inklasting Lavender Cushion Review

Hello Everyone.

I have promised to get down to this review for the longest time and it’s been a very long time since I’ve reviewed a cushion foundation for you, while I have a whole collection of them waiting to be reviewed. So as promised, here is my review of Peripera’s Inklasting Lavender Cushion that came out with their Pearly Night holiday collection.

There are two different cases for these. The one is pink with pink floating stars glitter, and the one I got is lavender purple with matching floating glitter.

This is what it looks like:

I convinced that the makeup is exactly the same as the ones they’ve always had, but the cases are special. So although this is called the Inklasting Lavender, I believe it’s just the case that gives it the Lavender name.

Peripera is a highly successful brand when it comes to tints. I believe that not only because I’m obsessed with their tints myself, but because I get a significant amount more views on my site when reviewing their products than I do for reviewing any other brand. Not kidding. I was flabbergasted! So I figured even though I haven’t read or heard anything about their cushion foundation being above average, I trusted that it would be just based on the success of the brand. And let’s face it: I got caught by the packaging.

This is what the container looks like when opened:

Yes, my cushion sponge is dirty. Because I couldn’t wait to take pictures before digging into it. I’m sorry ๐Ÿ™ˆ

The product looks quite brown in the container, which scared me a bit, because I’m very fair, and I feared that it might be too dark. Here are the swatches on my hands:

Before:

After:

One can see the freckles on my hands are still there. The blueness is the veins are still showing. KT didn’t look super impressive until I tried it on.

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After:

I had used this product without any concealer, pimple plaster, primer or anything whatsoever because I wanted you to see how much it really covers.

I felt like it did a great job at covering my blemishes, and my severe dark circles from chronic illness are significantly lighter after application. The product isn’t heavy or oily in any way, so if you’re looking for full coverage I’d recommend something heavier. My face feels breathable (if that even makes sense) and to me the coverage and over all performance of the foundation is satisfactory. The colour is also much fairer on the skin than in the container so my fears of it being too dark was unnecessary.

I really like this foundation, and not just because of the awesome packaging! I will definitely be buying refills.

That’s it’s from me. Till next time!

Xoxo

Amanda

Etude House Be My Universe Pinky Galaxy Eyeshadow Palette Review

Hello Ladies and Jellyspoons

Today I’m going to reviewing one of my favourite Christmas collaborations by Etude House called Be My Universe. Be My Universeย is a stunningly beautiful space themed special edition Christmas collection, featuring 5 lipsticks,ย  2 eyeshadow palettes, and 2 hand creams,ย ย I already reviewed the three of the five lipsticks that I bought from this collection here, and today I will be reviewing one of their eye shadow palettes called Pink Galaxy.

Pink Galaxy is one of two beautiful eye shadow palettes. I will probably get the other soon as well, but this one appealed to me the most as the colours seemed to be best suited for green or blue eyes, or blue-green eyes, like myself.

Firstly, this is the packaging:

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I’ve been carrying this palette in my bag for the last week or two (however long I’ve had it) and I’ve been carrying it in the box to keep it from being damaged. I absolutely love the iridescence and the little stars that is on everything.

This is what the palette looks like unboxed:

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Once you open it, you’ll see this amazing little clear plastic cover with stars on it. (I saw this on the website and thought it was photoshopped onto the eyeshadows.)

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Now for the best part. You can probably tell that he blusher has a Saturn imprinted in the powder, and yes, it’s awesome!

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They named the shadows in Korean and I thought it would be fun to translate them.

 

I’m going to start at the top:

Here are the swatches:

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์•ˆ๋“œ๋กœ๋ฉ”๋‹ค Andromeda:

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This is probably the most unique colour in the palette. It’s dark taupey black with red undertones and shimmer. I’ve used this as a brow filler in a push comes to shove situation when I realised at a choir performance that my brow pencil ran out. I thought it was going to be disastrous but I ended up getting a lot of compliments on it so I might continue using it for that. It’s also perfect for the smokey eyed look.

๋ฌธ๋ผ์ดํŠธ Moonlight:

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This colour is a disaster. As yo can see in the swatch, it does not even show up. It’s one of those colours that you can use to add shimmer to a look as an afterthought. I have used it as an inner corner colour and it wasn’t terrible, but it was quite powdery and required a lot of work to actually make it show up at all.

๋จธํ๋ฆฌ Mercury:

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Mercury reminds me of Vanilla by MAC, although I can make swatches because I’ve run out of mine, as it used to be my go to brow bone highlighter. With that being said, this is perfect for fair skinned folks to use as a brow bone highlighter.

๋น„๋„ˆ์Šค Venus:

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Venus is one of those colours that I know I should use more but just never reach for. It remind of those longs lists of must have colours for blue eyed girls. The ones where I pick out the shimmery ones and never get the matte ones. I can use this in the crease or as a bronzer or contour colour, but it cal also be used for people with olive skin tones as a brow bone highlight.

๋ ˆ๋“œ์›œํ™€ Red Wormhole:

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This is definitely in my top two if not my favourite colour in this palette. I must admit it’s not because it’s the most unique colour. It’s actually quite comparable to MAC Cranberry. But it’s so so beautiful and the colour payoff is fantastic.

Here is a picture comparing the two: (Cranberry at the top and Red Wormhole at the bottom)

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Cranberry is ever so slightly more pink, but it’s close enough in my opinion. Etude House hasn’t always had the best reputation at creating good eyeshadows but this to me is proof that they’ve really upped their game.

ํƒ€์ž„์›Œํ”„ Timewarp:

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Timewarp is also a unique colour and the colour payoff isn’t too rotten. At first glance it reminded me of Satin Taupe by MAC but it’s browner and less purple, but it does wear quite pink. Not pink pink but like rose gold.

ํ•‘ํฌํ”Œ๋ž˜๋‹› Pink Planet:

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Pink Planet is much more peachy in real life than it shows up in the picture. It’s a beautiful satin finished blush but could also be used as an eyeshadow. It’s the type of blush that works well on fairer people so it’s definitely not an all inclusive colour.

I definitely feel like this is worth the investment despite the underwhelment of Moonlight. The products are definitely better than what I expected. I’m going to try my best to get my hands on the other palettes, but I never care much for hand creams that come in collaborations like these.

Have a lovely weekend! Until next time

xox

Amanda

Oxygen Ceuticals Purifying Foaming Wash

oxygen-ceuticalsHello Everyone

Some ofย  you are aware that I have been approached by Oxygen Ceuticals and asked whether I’d be willing to review some of their products on my blog. I agreed and ended up receiving a box with 11 full sized products. In my previous articles I shared my experience in receiving and extensive facial from them at the KBeauty Expo in South Korea. I also wrote an article about the products I received and the step by step instructions as to how to use them. In that article I promised you step by step reviews of these products, and here I am. I will be reviewing the step one in my skincare routine.

They have several different facial washes but the one they sent me is called the Purifying Foaming Wash and it is targeted for people who either just underwent procedures on their face or for people with sensitive skin. I love how this company not only provides facials, scar healing treatments, infrared treatments and many more, but they provide an extensive range of products to use after these procedures, or for people like me who have fairly problem free skin, but want to take care of it either way.

This is what the product looks like:

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And here is that back:

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It claims to gently remove impurities without making your skin feel tight and stretched like when you use a really drying cleanser. I can vouch for it gently cleansing my skin, and although it does an incredibly thorough job at cleansing, my skin doesn’t feel dry or too tight after using it. I suffer from blackheads on the nose and textured, clogged pores next to nose. I was worried that I need something with microgranules to help scrub away impurities, but with having a fairly sensitive skin I also didn’t want something that would leave me red and broken out, because that defeats the purpose.

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I was surprised that the product is actually so light and although it does froth up bubbles, it is not extremely foamy like cheap over the counter facial washes that contain Lauryl Sulphate and other horrible cancer causing chemicals. Oxygen Ceuticals as a whole uses safe chemicals and natural ingredients and elements to balance the pH of the skin and stimulate natural regrowth with the use of oxygen.

This is what the products looks like:

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Can you see the little bubbles. I’m assuming that’s what they meant with “Bubble-rich pH 0.5 cleanser” because it is not the foamiest product once it’s massaged onto the skin.

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This is what I looked like after just 3 days of using these products. Don’t let the dark circles scare you. I am anemic and suffer from Coeliac disease, and I assure you no cream will make my dark circles lighter ๐Ÿ˜‰ but a strong concealer can hide it.

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My skin is completely clear, aside from the little reoccurring blemish on my chin that was at this stage busy healing. My skin is cleared, my pores are much smaller and smoothed over, and even the omnipresent blackheads on my nose have disappeared.

I am overall extremely pleased with this facial wash and will have to repurchase the big bottle once this one runs out.ย  I will be reviewing the rest of the products in step by step sequence over the next few weeks, so keep your eyes peeled for that. For more information on these products and where to get them, please visit the site atย Oxygen Ceuticals.

That’s it from me, till next time.

xoxo

Amanda

Etude House Be My Universe Lipstick Review

Hi Ladies and Jellyspoons.

Happy hump day! I am back and this time I’ll be reviewing some new lipsticks from Etude House. No, my addiction for Etude House will never die. They recently came out with a holiday collection called Be My Universe, and it’s a planet/space theme, and I am obsessed!

These are the products that I managed to get:

There are two eyeshadow palettes and five lipsticks, but I’m trying to be economical so I only picked out a few of the items.

Today I will exclusively be talking about the lipsticks, but I’ll get to the palette soon as well.

Some of you may be acquainted with the brand and know by now that they recently came out with a permanent collection of lipsticks that are bought separately from the casing, which gives you the freedom of mixing and matching your lipsticks to the bullet casing of your choice. These are the same, so keep in mind that I chose the 3 cases for mine out of the 5 Limited Edition Be My Universe cases, but you can put them on the permanent line of cases as well, and you can rearrange them to suit your style and fancy.

These are the lipsticks (refills)

And these are the cases:

And for interest, here is an image of two of the permanent line cases that I have:

Yes, they are all stinking cute! (I need to review these for you as well.)

These are the ones from the Be My Universe collection:

I got these three:

From left to right:

RD 305 Stellar Red; PP 502 Space Purple; PP502 Aurora Purple.

Here are the swatches:

RD 305 Stellar Red is a Dear My Glass Tinting, and it’s an incredibly unique colour in that it is glittery metallic! I felt like a Christmas ornament while wearing this. I think the glittery ones are the ones everyone should get if they want anything from this collection.

PP 502 Space Purple is from the Dear My Matte Tinting line . It’s standard non purple purple for Etude House. They often come out with colours that are called purple but either wear bright pink or is just burgundy instead of purple. I still love it, although I would’ve adored a more violet purple.

And here is my absolute favourite: PP 502 Aurora Purple.

I’m obsessed with the colour, the iridescence, and the glitter. It’s just perfection! I have a similar one by RMK but they are not 100% the same. Here are the swatches:

And here they are side by side:

 

RMK although glittery is much more grainy and uncomfortable; the colour is more burgundy than purple and the glitter is not that iridescent and blue.

The Dear My Glass Tinting ones wear for 2 hours or more depending on how much I eat and drink. The Dear My Matte Tinting lasts a good 4 hours.

Will I repurchase? Yes, I am actually considering getting a back up for Aurora Purple and I’m sad that they would come out with something so fantastic and NOT make it permanent.

I’m going to be alternating my blogs from brand to brand, just because I have so much to review at the moment. Keep your eyes peeled for the eye shadow palette review and more reviews from the recent Peripera collection.

That’s it’s from me.

Xoxo

Amanda