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Innisfree Creammellow Lipstick Review

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Hi Ladies and Jellyspoons.

I have another Creammelow review for you today, but since I wrote the previous review so many months ago, I thought I’d review the both of them for you today. Creammelow2.jpg

The first one I got is number 8 and tranlates as Glossy Red. 

Here is what it looks like on my lips:

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As you can tell, it is very creamy and the colour is really strong with this one. I didn’t have to apply extra layers at all. I like the way it glides on without being patchy or sheer.

The next one I got is number 10 and it’s called Latte Brown.

Here is what it looks like on the lips:

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This one is a lot more sheer, but I love the colour since it a unique nude and it will look different on everyone depending on the natural colour of your lips.

Here is a picture of the product line. They retail for w12 000 and I want all of them 🙂

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There you have it beauties and beaus. I will be getting more of these soon and off course you’d be the first to know what I think.

Lots of love and best wishes for the new year.

Amanda

I refrigerate my makeup.

Hi Ladies and Jellyspoons.

I thought I was the only crazy one who thinks it’s necessary to keep my lipsticks in the fridge. For me, especially in summer, it makes sense to keep them cool this way. Especially since I don’t like using the AC too much.

Well, I decided to do some research on this and found out that there is actually method in the madness:

If you’re someone who likes buying special editions that are out of production, or like buying back ups for lipsticks that you love, this is a great idea. Lipsticks, just like food, contain oils that over time will go rancid. (Gross thought right there) It’s true. So keeping your lipsticks, liners, foundations and perfumes in the fridge will prolong their life.

Be careful though not to have them in too cold a fridge. The oils in the lipsticks will surface, causing the lipsticks to no longer glide on smoothly.

I don’t know about you, but when I pay $28 for a lipstick, (yes, that’s what Mac lippies go for in Korea) I want to make sure I preserve them as well as I can. 🙂

Where do you keep your stashes? Anyone else put their makeup in the fridge?

xox 

Amanda

Château Labiotte Wine Lipstick Review

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Hi Ladies and Jellyspoons

I have a very exciting review for you today. About three months ago a new brand called Chateau Labiotte has hit the Korean cosmetic market by storm, because they’ve come out with an extremely unique and attractive concept of wine themed makeup products, including lipsticks, tints, blushes, eye palettes, mascaras, masks and you name it. You can look at the brand over here.

I have google searched the brand and found that the lip tints are by far more popular than the lipsticks, but I am one of the weird girls who prefer lipstick to lip tint, so I will be reviewing on that I was able to pick up. Off course, you know me, I want them all and will probably eventually get them all, but for now I had to restrain myself and limit my expenditures to one lipstick and one lip tint. I will be reviewing the lip tint next so you can hold your breath 🙂

Here are some of the other colours available. I have noticed that they are expanding on the colour range, so sooner or later they will be available in every colour you can associate with wine, I guess. They have five dry wine options, and five sweet wine options. I might be wrong, but it seems to me like the dry wine options are matte, and the sweet  wine options are creamier on the lips.

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I have recently coloured my hair black so I opted for vampy red / burgundy which some of you may know has always been my favourite lipstick colour. This one is called RD01 Malbec Burgundy (말벡버건디). 

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I was trying to get creative with my pictures, but I only have a champagne glass, which just didn’t work. As you can probably tell in the very first picture, the top of the product conceals a tiny little sponge tip with which you can smudge the lipstick if you want to the popular Korean ombré lip look. Above the label, you can pull open the little bottle to reveal the lipstick product itself. This is what it looks like:

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As you can see it’s got decent colour pay off and it has a lovely matte finish.

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As with any matte lip, it will show up little chaps or dry patches. It’s winter here and I am not 100% healthy, which always shows on my mouth first. I would suggest a good scrub before applying this. (I’m preaching to myself here)

The verdict:

I don’t have anything negative to say. The product feels like a high quality lipstick on the lips. It literally smells like wine. As far as i can remember they go for w12 000 per lipstick, which in my mind is worth it. They currently have around 10 different colours in two different finishes and they are expanding on that as well. I am looking forward to getting more of them and do a comprehensive blog, so keep you eyes on my blog in the next few months.

Let me know if you’d be into a lip product like this at all, and which colour spectrum you’d be into, so I could give you my take on it.

Lots of love and happy new year.

xox

Amanda

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NA-EORILTTAE Blooming Dew Edgeholic Lipgloss

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Hi Ladies and Gentlebeasts

As some of you may know by now, I have been asked to test out five products by a new Amore Pacific brand called Na-Eorilttae. I have already reviewed two of their products: a Mascara and a lip tint. Although I was gifted these products to try and to write about, I vow to give you my 100% honest opinion. This is also not a first impression. I have been trying these products for more than a week, so that I can have a decent review of them.

Na-Eorilttae means “when I was young” and it’s an innovative Korean cosmetic brand with its focus on germ free makeup and makeup applicators.

Today I will specifically be talking about their Blooming Dew Edgeholic Gloss. The lip glosses among other products are designed with a trap door function that locks, the moment you use it. Allowing the liquid to come out of the tube, but not allowing air to be sucked back in. This brilliant idea helps to keep the products fresh and germ free for longer, since it won’t catch any airborne bacteria, as well as preventing the liquid from drying out.

I was asked to choose one of five different colours. Here they all are:

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I chose the one second from the right, and it’s called Dazzling Plum (RB01)

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Here it is in the packaging:fullsizerender-1

I must say the lock system is pretty impressive. The product comes out and no air gets sucked back in. Just be careful not to squeeze out too much, because you won’t be able to get it back in again.

I have swatched it on my hand for you to see the colour and consistency:

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And here it is on my lips:

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I am not usually a lipgloss wearer because I used to wear it to death when I was a teen, and my grandpa said that I looked like I stole bacon. Haha

I must say I will be wearing this one a lot from now on and I’m sure I’ll get into wearing lipgloss more often. One thing I can say though is that there is a taste to it when you lick your lips. The easy solution is to not lick your lips. 😉

They are currently on sale on their website for W10 000 a piece and they give you a free lip brush as well.

You can find them here: Naeorilttae

Pros: lovely vibrant colour; non drying on the lips; won’t dry out in tube; affordable.

Cons: can taste artificial on the lips.

The verdict:

I personally really like this product and I’d like to get more of them, especially since they are on a sale at the moment and they come in five lovely different colours.

I hope you have enjoyed this review. For more reviews on Na-Eorilttae and other Korean cosmetics brands, don’t forget to follow my blog.

Lots of love

Amanda

NA-EORILTTAE Persona Cushion Liptint Review

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Hello Ladies and Jellybeans

I am busy with a 5 part blog series on products that I have been asked to review for Amore Pacific and their new brand called Na-Eorilttae.

Na-Eorilttae means “when I was young” in Hangul (Korean), and it’s a new innovative brand with its focus on clean, makeup and antibacterial applicators. Their cushion foundation puffs, lip tint sponges, brushes and spoolies are all designed to remain clean and free of any germs or bacteria; and their mascara and lipgloss containers are designed to not allow air to penetrate through the opening, while the product is being used; preventing the spread of germs and airborne bacteria, as well as preventing premature drying.

I have posted a review on their Edgeholic Door Mascara. You can find it here:
Today I will be reviewing one of two lip products: Persona Cushion Liptint is in a series of five different matte lipsticks. They are called lip tints, but they apply like matte lipstick from a tube. The products is dual ended. On the one end you get a retractable lipstick, and on the other a sponge tip that is meant to work as a spoolie with which you remove smudges or feathering, which can often happen when wearing matte lip products.  I was asked to choose one of five different colours, and this burnt orange colour appealed to me the most, since I love deep reds and oranges and it matches fall perfectly.

This is what the packaging looks like:

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And this is the sponge, which is one of their bacteria free applicators:

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Here is what the product looks like in the packaging:

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This is what the it looks like swatched on my hand:

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And here it is on my lips. (I’m an NW15-20 in MAC foundations for reference):

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These are definitely matte, but not like typical super drying matte lipsticks. It definitely has a creamier application.

I am very pleased with these products over all, and I will definitely be getting some of the other lipsticks for future reviews.

Here is where you can find them:

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They are currently on sale for w11 200 per lipstick, and the original price is w16 000. For me that is a reasonable price,  considering the quality of these products. Average Korean brands have a price range or w12 000 – w15000, so to me they are affordable and worth every scent.

There you have it, beauties. I will be reviewing three more Na-Eorilttae products in the near future, so keep your eyes peeled.

Love

Amanda

Na-Eorilttae Edgeholic Door Mascara

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Today I am starting off with a 5 part series of reviews of NA-EORILTTAE cosmetics. I was asked to review these products, but I will be giving you my 100 percent honest opinion on these products regardless.

Na-Eorilttae means “when I was young” and it is a new innovative South Korean beauty brand with its focus on antibacterial makeup. They wanted to find a way in which the spoolies, sponges and puffs of their products remain clean and bacteria free. It’s definitely more high end than the average Korean products I review, and you can feel the quality not only in the packaging, but the products as well.

Today I will start off by reviewing an eye product:  Edgeholic Door Mascara (Power Volume).

Edgeholic Door Mascara plays a great part in the brand’s antibacterial innovations, in that the container is designed to lock once you’ve removed the brush, sealing off the product and not allowing air to penetrate through the opening which could potentially cause premature drying and the spread of air born bacteria. This is a big deal for me, since I always end up with a container half full of dried up mascara.

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My lashes are quite long, although quite fine as well.  I was asked to choose one of five different mascaras, and I chose the Power Volume one.
Here is what the product looks like:

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As you can see: the packaging is very classy. Black with a gold print and gold twist open top.

Here is what the brush looks like:

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It’s an avaraged sized brush, and there doesn’t seem to be anything special about it, but I am very very impressed with the results.

Here are the before and after pictures: (please excuse my dark circles. I have a cold and my concealer game isn’t on point today)IMG_1200.JPG
As you can see, my lashes are curled back and really given so much volume without looking clumpy or gross. I really don’t like using a lash curler so I love that these make my lashes look curled. I can’t tell whether this one is meant to be waterproof, but it sure feels like it is. I had to use a makeup wipe to remove it.
I must say I was very apprehensive about testing a Mascara, especially with a sponsored blog because I have had allergic reactions to some other brands like Etude House and Lancôme, and that is no indication of the quality of the product, but rather just one pesky ingredient that doesn’t gel with me. Although Lancôme is high end, there is an unknown ingredient that just doesn’t go well with my ultra sensitive eyes and skin. This mascara does however work well without any level of sensitivity, and I’ve worn it for a good week, every day at least.
These are not available on the site as of yet, but I’ll be able to give you an update on the price soon.

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Pros:

waterproof, non drying and antibacterial.

Beautiful colour

Massive volume without clumping

Luscious lashes for days.

Cons: not available yet, but hold onto your seats
Would I purchase this? Yes, absolutely! For someone who struggles with finding a good mascara that doesn’t cause adverse reactions, and someone who always ends up with dry mascara long before it’s finished, I would buy this without a second thought.

There you have it guys. I’ll be reviewing a lovely lipstick next, so keep your eyes pealed.
Love
Amanda

Fourth of July Nail Look 1

Hey Ladies and Jellyspoons

Since it will be the United States’ Independence Day soon, I thought I would try a little nail look inspired by the USA flag.

Here it is:

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I used:
Faceshop’s Trendy Nails in BL606
Tony Moly’s GR10 (glittery stars)
Etude House’s xoxo Minnie 1

I searched all the Korean cosmetic brands for glittery stars and couldn’t find it anywhere so I eventually found this one at Tony Moly and I’m so pleased with it.

If you don’t catch enough stars on the first try, I’d suggest using a pair of tweezers. Tilt the bottle to the side and keep trying to catch the stars with your brush then take the tweezers, nip the stars one by one off the brush and place them where you’d like them on your nails. You can’t just keep painting them on with the brush because it will make the nail polish very thick and gooey on the nails and we don’t want that.

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I hope that you’ve enjoyed this post. I will try another look before the 4th if I have time. My studies are keeping me crazy busy at the moment, so please understand.

Have a great week!

Xox

Amanda