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4D Horse Fat Essence Mask

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First off, I know the horse fat in the title is off putting, but I honestly bought the mask before I realised it actually contained horse fat. I then did some research and found that horse fat is actually something that is used in many skincare products because for years it has been known to do wonders for wrinkle prevention and the general care and maintenance of healthy skin. They claim that horse oil is very similar to human sebum and that’s why it works so well on our skin.

I was more intrigued by the concept of a four dimensional mask. And although the mask is still technically 2 dimensional in its shape as a flat sheet mask, I understand the concept because this mask doesn’t just cover the face, but it comes with loops that wrap under the chin and hook on the ears.

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It kind of looks like an alien in a textbook I used to teach from here in Korea. But this is what it looks like ones applied:

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As you can tell it the first layer already hooks on the ears, but then the bandages that wrap under the chin also hook on the ears, so the mask covers the entire face area, even under the chin and behind the ears. I must say, as someone with very very small ears, I don’t know if this will fit everyone’s face very well. It was a tight stretch for me.

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I felt a bit like the troll meme character.

It was overall a lovely experience. I’m always up for a new adventure and a new mask. I bought this at Daiso for w1000, and I have another one called the Bird’s Nest 4D mask, so reviews will be up for it soon as well.

Here are the ingredients:

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I won’t be repurchasing because I’m systematically going vegan, and this goes against my beliefs. The product did do what it said it would, but I’m sure they could’ve found good oils in plants rather than in animals. That doesn’t sit well with me.

Have you had any experience with 4d sheet masks? How did you find them?

xox

Amanda

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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 Darling Tint Review

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Hello Everyone

I am back with another lip tint review, as promised. I’m actually really opening up to the idea of my lips being “Cool Aid” stained. 🙂

I’ve had this one for quite some time and I have actually reviewed it before but due to some cough up I’ve lost almost all of my pictures and some of my blogs and it’s been chaos to try and get everything back in order again. I thought I’d do a more thorough review than before with better photography, so it’s not a train smash.

Etude House has an extensive amount of various types of tints, but this one comes from a fairly limited line. There are only 4 in the line. I have number one.

Here is the promotional image from their site:

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The very first picture I posted is of the one I have. It’s a beautiful dark pink colour in the tube, but it turns out to be much lighter when swatched and on the lips.

It comes with a dew foot applicator, which in my opinion is always the best for any liquid lip product:

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Here is the swatch on my wrist:

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So even though the product is a dark berry liquid, it’s a much pinker once it dries:

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This is definitely a hardy tint. I wore it yesterday and I was actually struggling to get it off today, as I was taking other lip images for my blog. I required a lip scrub to get the last patches of pink off my lips. If you are someone who prefers lip tint for this very reason, then you know this is one you want to try out 😉

The verdict:

Long lasting as. Won’t budge for anything. Smells fruity. A little goes a very long way. Inexpensive. Cute.

I’m definitely looking into getting more of these in the near future. 

Let me know what you thoughts are on tints in general.

xox 

Amanda

Innisfree Real Fit Colour Liquid Velvet Review

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Hi Ladies and Jellyspoons

I am back with another lipstick review from Innisfree. This time it’s a liquid lipstick called Real Fit Colour in Liquid Velvet. There are five different lipsticks in this line and then there are other with different finishes. You can see the five Liquid Velvet lipsticks in the picture above.

I chose V2. It’s a lovely mauve in the tube but can look slightly brighter when applied. Here is what it looks like in the tube:

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In the tube it kind of reminds of a lipstick by MAC called Lovelorn, but it’s quite different once applied. Here are the swatches:

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It seems to wear differently depending on how many layers you apply. This product is similar to OCC Liptars and the raved about Kiley Lipsticks, in that it applies wet but once it dries it has a matte finish. I suppose Innisfree got their idea of the ‘velvet’ from Lime Crime, since they have an extensive range of liquid velvet lipsticks as well. I will try and get my hands on a few different ones in the future to see how they compare.

This is what it looks like on my lips right after it has been applied:

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These apply incredibly smooth and don’t feel drying like a regular matte lipstick would. It’s got really great colour pay of as well.

Would I repurchase? Yes, there is a purple one that I have my eye on. I will review it as soon as I have it. I don’t really have anything negative to say about this product. Innisfree is really an outstanding brand on all fronts and one should only expect great quality from them.

That’s it from me.

xox

Amanda

 

 

The Faceshop Snow White Lipstick and Lip Tint Review

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Hi Ladies and Jellyspoons

Today I have very special review for you and this time it’s from The Faceshop. The Faceshop is another amazing Korean cosmetic brand that I feel doesn’t get enough love on social media.

Some of you may know that I am a die hard Disney Classics fan and that I’m equally fond of Hans Christian Andersen‘s fairy tales, of which The Little Mermaid is my favourite. I did however wake up a little too late to the fact that The Faceshop is having a Disney Princess collab, so I was only able to get the two Snow White lip products so far.

Here are some of the collection’s promotional images:

The lipsticks:

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The lip tint/ glass line:

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I was only able to get the Snow White lip products and I desperately wanted to get the Little Mermaid ones too. I don’t need the others, but I might pick them up when I see them. I’m more a Disney classics fan than the modern ones.

Here they are:

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As you can see, the packaging is as fantastic as they look in the promotion image. What I found surprising is that the red part of the lipstick container is the lid. The white part with the heart is the actual shaft containing the retractable lipstick product:

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Here is what it looks like open:

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To me the lipstick shape looks exactly like the Etude House Dear My Wish Lip Talk line. The texture is also pretty similar. I’m assuming they are using the same mould for the lipstick product itself, which doesn’t bother me. It’s a different brand with different strong points, and the quality is absolutely outstanding.

Here is the swatch:

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And here is what it looks like on the lips:

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It’s very creamy and applies effortlessly with vivid colour. I wish they had these as permanents since they are so good, and this sort of red is universal for all skintones and can be worn in all seasons.

The next product I got is the Snow White Tint Glass.

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I really appreciate the fact that even the little Snow White picture differs from the one on the lipstick. They’ve gone through a lot of trouble to make this line as amazing as it is, and for the prices they charge per product, you really must commend them for it.

The tint glass comes with a doe foot applicator, which is my favourite kind for tint, glosses or liquid lipsticks. It makes the application even without being it being splotchy.

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Here is the swatch:

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Here is the lip swatch:

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I am extremely  bummed that I wasn’t able to get the Ariel part of this collection, which seems to have been the most popular part as well. I am hoping that they will restock soon so I can get my hands on them, else I might have to turn to amazon.

What did you think of the promo picture. Did anything catch you eye?

Let me know in the comment section below.

xoxo

Amanda

 

 

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