Tag Archive | Minnie Mouse

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

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Etude House Color POP Dear My Lips-Talk

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I was actually looking for another shade in the Dear My Blooming Lips line, but they were sold out as they usually are, because the colour I want is clearly very popular. I bought this on a whim because I saw a 1plus1 sale and wanted to take advantage of it. 

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Here is a comparison of the Dear My Blooming Lips Talk packaging compared:

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Although this colour could be classified as a red or as a dark orange, it is put in the orange line. You can tell by the ring around the lipstick. (Which by the way, is detachable) and the barcode reads OR for orange instead of RD for red.

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I love that the packing comes with a colour sticker, because I might want to press this lipstick into a palette one day and the sticker will most definitely come in handy. I must say that it will be hard for me to depot any of my Etude House Lipsticks because they are just so adorable. 

Here is a swatch. It’s similar to Lady Danger, but it’s not a matte. It’s more of cream sheen and has a little more yellow to it than blue. In other words it’s a more vibrant red, almost orangy kind of red.

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Etude House is well known for their crazy names and cute packaging. The crazy names really come from being translated directly out of Korean into English. 🙂 This one is translated to “Although Not Orange”. I would say “Off orange/red”. The product even smells like orange, which I really am impressed with. 🙂

And here it is on my lips:

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I like this colour more than Russian Red, because it’s something that I can wear on a daily basis. It’s not an exclusively evening wear red lipstick.

I will be getting more from this line in the future. If you have any questions, please feel free to ask. 

Until next time

❤ Amanda

 

M.A.C. GOLDEN HOURS MINERALISED EYE SHADOW PINWHEEL

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This eyeshadow along with another pinwheel from this collection is the very first purchase I ever made from M.A.C. It was released in a series of 5 pinwheels, in Autumn 2012. As far as I know, these were only released in Asia. I bought them in Korea. I have heard people ask about them in forums and it seems it was not internationally released. 😦

I will do another review on the pink one as well.

Here is an image that I got off Google, displaying the whole set: 

(http://prochats.she.com/fayetsui/files/2012/09/mac01.jpg)

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I decided on the brown and pink because it complements blue eyes the best out of this set. I would probably get the purple one as well, if I did not already have purple single shadows from M.A.C.

Here is an image of Golden Hours, taken without a flash:

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And just for the hell of it, I am posting two more pictures, with and and without a flash, displaying the inside of the pinwheel:

With the flash;

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Without the flash:

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As you can see, the pinwheel consist of 4 colours that are all golden metallic in one way or another. 

The colours in clock wise order. (My names for them)

1. Golden Chocolate Brown

2. Golden Caramel Brown

3. Coppery Gold

4. Golden Banana

Here are some swatches, with a swath along the side of ‘Amber Lights’ by M.A.C. (Another golden colour.)

With the Flash:

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Without the flash:

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As you can probably tell in the images above, this pinwheel’s colours don’t have as great pay off as the single M.A.C. eye shadows. Amber lights’ swatch is only one layer, where the pinwheel’s swatches are 3 or 4 each. I expected the Coppery Gold colour to be more like amber lights, but it is disappointing. 

When I first bought these, I thought they were amazing, but that was because I did not have any other M.A.C. shadows to compare them too. They have a lot of chunky glitter that does unfortunately cause quite a bit of fall out. 

Here are a few images of the look that I created with this pinwheel. (Also using Painterly Paintpot, Amber Lights, M.A.C Kohl eye liner pencil in Smolder and my go to mascara. )

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I used the Golden Chocolate Brown colour to fill in my brows. Then I applied Painterly Paintpot all over my lids, all the way up to the brow. I then applied the Golden Caramel Brown colour all over the lid to just below the crease line. I then applied Golden Banana as a highlither, below the brow. I then filled in the crease with Golden Chocolate Brown and applied Coppery Gold on the ball of my lid. I was however not happy with the pay off of Coppery Gold, so I applied Amber Lights over it to create a more golden effect. Then I took my Kohl eyeliner pencil and drew a line just above the upper lash line. I then took my finger and smudged it out. I also applied eyeliner to my waterline. I then put my mascara on as normal and then I had to wipe my cheeks with a wet wipe before applying my BB cream, because the pinwheel has a lot of chunky glitter and it caused quite a bit of fall out. 

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The colours in the pinwheel do make my blue eyes stand out, which I like, but just look at all that glitter!!!

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I am not terribly regretful of buying this eye shadow, but I can honestly say that if you have any of the naked palettes or any browns and golds from M.A.C’s permanent collection, I would not buy this. I honestly won’t try to replace it when it’s finished either. 

For a student who cannot afford spending 60bucks on 4 eye shadows, these kind of shadows are a much better option, as they go for 18bucks instead of the regular 15 bucks per eye shadow and you end up getting 4 colours. And then again, for that price, one can’t expect them to measure up to the regular shadows. It’s give and take.

I hope you have found this post helpful or interesting in any way. 🙂 Sorry that I made it sooo long! 

Till next time. 

❤ Amanda