Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Review: Sephora Colorful Eyeshadow

When I first found out Sephora was relaunching their entire line, I was so excited as the new packaging and swatches we saw looked more and more luxe and less drugstore. The foundations, lipsticks, and eyeliners were so-so still, but the shadows...ohhhh the shadows. They were beautiful! The cream blushes they came out with were also pretty nifty. The only thing that they took away that I wish they'd kept was the awesome bronzing sculpting disc.

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Review: The Faceshop Lovely ME:EX You & Eyes

I'm not entirely sure what I was thinking when I avoided all the 900 thousand Faceshop's the last time I was in Seoul. I don't remember them being really packed, which is my usual reason to avoid a shop, so I have no idea what I was thinking. I mean, I took a bunch of photos of 김현중 (Kim Hyun-Joong) every time I passed a store, and they all had flashing 50% off sales in all the windows. Oi self  T_____T
I finally stopped inside a FS while in Dongdaemun market and it was sad! They were rebuilding it, so they had small pieces of wood laying down to cover the holes in the floor. I tried to wobble all around, but kind of avoided a lot of the areas where i'd have to walk across planks. I looked basically at shadows, grabbed a few things, and left. Stupid! Some of the shadows I grabbed were totally out of my usual range as well. I blame Jung Saemmool and all her use of  light gorgeous shimmery shadows!

Monday, October 28, 2013

Review: Holika Holika Fairy Bakery Eye Shadows

I have to say the few times I went into Holika Holika, it wasn't really a great experience. Of course, I went on the weekends so that was just stupid in general -___-
They were discontinuing a few lines, products, and tools so every time I went in they were having amazing sales, but they were also incredibly packed! I do have to say, for as much as I bought the SA's were kind of mean and...NO SAMPLES! Gahhh~
You read that correctly. No. Samples. I was kind of bummed actually as I spent at least 50 bucks. Who knows... Perhaps Tony Moly and Etude House just spoiled me so much I was just expecting the unusual?

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Review: Skin79 Super Plus Triple Functions Vital Orange BB Cream

I have seen everyone talk about Skin79 and their awesome BB creams for quite a while, but never felt the need to splurge to buy another BB cream that I wasn't sure about. Finally my chance came while I was shopping at Pretty&Cute! They had a Skin79 Summer Special Set that included a 15g travel size orange BB cream and sample sizes of the entire Sue line for $20. I mean, how could you pass that up!?
I couldn't.
I grabbed two.

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Review: Smashbox Camera Ready BB Cream

Totally late on reviewing this one as my previous blog posts didn't transfer over very well, so I kind of scrapped some of them and started from scratch. This was one of the posts that died. Sad.
I've previously stated that I feel that American BB creams are nothing more than tinted moisturizers with little to no skin benefits, unlike their Asian counterparts who do miracles of wonder and joy. The Smashbox BB cream is actually a tad bit different than it's US friends...

Review: TonyMoly Luminous Pure Aura CC Cream

I know, I'm incredibly late in getting into the CC cream scene. Even though they were a rage the last time I stepped into Myeongdong, I didn't stock up properly like I should have! Stupid! I have since tried samples of Etude House, IOPE, and Holika's CC creams and wondered what was I thinking!? MARCH. In March I will grab you all. ALL OF YOU.
Of course by then there'll be GG or even QQ creams and I'll be once again, so behind in the trends of the latest and greatest.

Monday, October 14, 2013

Review: Lieole Secret Pore Rich Balm

I'd received several samples of this balm and absolutely loved it and squeezed every last drop out of it that I could before it dried out (resealable samples, please!), so when I saw this in store I knew I had to grab it and see if it was just the samples that were amazing, or if it was the actual product.

Friday, October 4, 2013

Review: TonyMoly Backstage Gel Eyeliner #1 Black

I had seen this liner being used on a model on Jung Saemmool's YouTube and knew I had to grab it to see if it was just that creamy and smooth as it was applied, or if it's just her team's magical hands. Of course, anything that her team uses I usually get instantly addicted to...

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Review: Lioele Vita Juicy Foam Cleanser

So, I've heard tons about this brand called Lioele while in the States, but when I went to Korea...I couldn't find a single Lioele store. This left me so confused! Are they just an online store? I was told there was a store in Seongnam but never found one. Oh well...
Anyways, after the failed attempt to find a totally bright pink and Cinderella covered store (think Etude but MORE pink), I just bought a cleanser when I returned from Seoul at Pretty&Cute to try the brand out. Cleansers and lipsticks are the best way to go!

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Review: Etude House Skin [Mal:Gəm] Deep Moist

One rainy day in Myeongdong, I was stuck in a corner waiting patiently for a group of school girls to finish up playing with shadows so I could buy some more makeup remover, when I first noticed this line of toners. I'm pretty sure it was the Essential one that caught my attention first as parts of it look bright orangey/yellow. I remember thinking the design was so different than the rest of Etude's packaging and I needed a new toner anyways, so I grabbed the deep moist and tossed it into my growing basket as I just couldn't help myself. Damn you Etude and your awesome packaging/design/products!