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Zoo Cat Real Mask Review

 

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Today I will be sharing another sheet mask experience with you. I told you I was going to inundate you. 😉 I was given this mask as a freebie at a shop in Myeongdong called Mask Story. I picked up some eye masks from them, and this was the mask they gave me at the door. I’ve never tried an animal or character mask before, because they usually cost 3 times the price and does the exact same thing, other than making you feel cute for the 20-30 minutes of wearing time. I thought I’d try this one for fun and I must say I have really been pleasantly surprised at the results.

First off, here is what the product looks like: (this is what it looked like after I removed it, but I wanted you to see this before seeing what it looked like on me.)

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I really like the design of this one, and I think they did a pretty good job of making it look like the picture on the packaging, considering that it can’t have big massive ears.

This is what it looked like on me:

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I tried to portray the image of a clawing cat, and I was coincidentally dressed in a smart vintage collared shirt.

The instructions say to cleanse your face thoroughly and then apply the mask and leave it on for 15-20 minutes. The mask didn’t dry  up by the time I took it off, but my skin felt so amazingly moisturized and nourished afterwards.

People say that animal masks are usually not that great, but I must say this one really did impress me. I do have an oily T zone, and I did feel like my nose was a little more oily than it needed to be, so I’d recommend this for people with dry to normal skin, but in saying that, I’m still willing to go out and buy a few of these because they made my skin feel lovely.

Have you ever used an animal mask? Which ones would you recommend I try out for my blog? Please let me know in the comment section below.

 

xox

Amanda

 

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Tony Moly Petite Blusher Delight


Hi Ladies and Jellyspoons

Today I will be reviewing some blushes, and this time it’s by Tony Moly. The Petite Blusher Delight blushes are very similar to Etude House Lovely Cookie blushers, but they come in black packaging and they come in a line of only 3 different colours, or which I was able to hunt down 2.

Here they are:

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As you can tell, they are similar to the Etude House blushers in that they are in the almost exact same dome shaped, macaron cookie style casing, and they come with ribboned puffers as well. 

#1 Petite Pink is a lovely baby pink with a slight silver sparkle. 

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It’s not overly sparkly, but just ever so slight so that one can almost not really pick it up on a swatch or while you’re wearing it. I personally prefer blushes to have less shine and more colour, so this one work perfectly for giving my pale face just enough of a healthy, rosy glow. 

Here’s the swatch:

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The next one I got is #2 Petite Peach:

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Petite Peach in the pan is not what I would call peachy. It’s more a magenta. It also has a very slight silver sheen, but even less than Petite Pink, but once you swatch it definitely comes off more peachy. 

Here’s the swatch: 

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I tried without success to hunt down #3 Petite Coral. I will not give up though, and once I do get my hands on it, I will add it to this blog and reblog it.

My thoughts:

Honestly, I’ve been wearing these more frequently than my MAC and Benefit blushes. They are cute and compact. They are really affordable at the ₩5000 (roughly $5) price tag, and they are of a fantastic quality, that is only to be expected from Korean cosmetics brands. 

Have you tried any Korean blushers lately, or are you perhaps interested in trying one but you want to know whether it’s worth it? Let me know and I’ll look into it. 

xoxo

Amanda

 

 

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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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

Étude House 101 Pencil Review

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Dear Ladies and Jellyspoons

I popped into Etude House on Friday just to see if anything drew my attention. (There’s always something) and I saw a promotion on their 101 pencil range. They recently came out with this wonderful multipurpose pencil concept that can be used as eyeliner, eyeshadow, blusher and lipliner. (Depending on the colour you pick) They started off with a set of 50 different colours with different purposes. Here are the colours below:

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They’ve now added 10 limited edition Christmas pencils and if you buy any two pencils of the 60 available, they give you a complimentary tin to keep them in.

I got 23 and 57. 57 being in the limited edition 10.

Here are the swatches:
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23 is a deep vampy red in a glossy finish. I got to match my Dear My Wish Lips #203

I will use it primarily as lipliner and blush when push comes to shove. So far it seems decent. Excellent colour pay off and its soft texture makes it moisturizing and not drying at all.

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Here’s the packaging:

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Each colour comes in a sturdy little box with individual colours on every box. The pencil is retractable, which is always a plus for me. Plus it comes with a nifty little sharpener at the end of it:

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Here are a few pictures of the box they gave me as part of the promotion. I’m obsessed:

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I was expecting to get just a tin, but they made a perfect insert that keeps ones pencils from rolling around and scratching and breaking. Each ton contains 8 pencils, and by the looks of things I’ll probably need about 5 more tins because I want ALL of these.

Here are the final looks:

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Have a wonderful week everybody!

Xoxo

Amanda

Etude House Minnie Xoxo Collection

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Ladies and Jellyspoons

I’ve been meaning to do this review for 6 months now, but I was hoping to get my hands on the items missing from the collection and then I got struck with ill health for which feels like a lifetime. I am however feeling better today and I’ve decided to write this review, whilst sipping Rooibos tea and listening to The Carpenters. (You can probably tell why I’m feeling better)

I’m going to start off by reviewing the nail polishes:

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I started off with #1 as the base colour (Red) in two coats and #4 as the top coat (white and pink ribbons and white and pink polka dots)

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Next I used #2 (pink) as the base colour in two coats and #5 (silver ribbons with pink, white and silver)

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Then I again used the #1 red base coat but this time with #6 (black Micky Mouse silhouettes with pink white and black dots) on top.

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Lastly I used the pink base coat (#2) but this time with #3 (white Micky Mouse silhouettes with pink and white dots and metallic pink lines)

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Now onto the face products. I got the Minnie xoxo Any Cushion Foundation:

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Any cushion is a very famous Korean foundation. I should really call it a BB cream since that’s what it is. It’s a liquid foundation kept within a sponge within a compact, which you apply with a puffer powder pad. You’d think that all compact foundation is usually either very creamy or powder, but this is a liquid foundation.

I’ve been wearing this exclusively for about 6 months and I absolutely love it. I’m afraid I won’t be posting pictures of my face as I am not well, but I will be doing that very soon with another Disney collaboration with Etude House and Disney. I beg some more of you patience. I will give it five stars for a BB cream though. It’s is just amazing!

Here come the face powders:

 

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The first one is a blusher shaped in a Minnie Mouse face with lilac, peach and pink hues. This one is definitely matte. I’m not going to swatch these because I haven’t gotten it over my heart to use them yet. You will however find many swatch images on the net.

Here is the highlighter:

 

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The highlighter also has lilac and peach hues, but much lighter and more pearly. Again, I haven’t usedthis yet so I really don’t want to ruin it with a swatch.

Next up is the lipstick. There were two in the set but the red one sold out like hot cakes and I just couldn’t get my hot little hands on it.

This is #02 Bubble Pink:

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Here’s a lip swatch: 


I also only got two of the three eyeshadows.

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Here are the swatches. I got PK006 (matte bright pink) and PK005 (matte caramel brown):

 

I didn’t get the lashes, mascara or loose Minnie shaped glitter.

I hope you enjoyed this.

Till next time.

Xoxo

Amanda