Pressed Powders -Etude - Etude House: Baby Skin Veiling Pact
Sweryn 1/23/2013 5:25:00 AM
I like this compact powder. I admit I bought this because of the packaging (I'm a sucker for cute, ultra-feminine pink packaging) and because it was dirt cheap (I think this was 6000 won, aka around 5 dollars maybe?). The problem is that the shade I got (number 2) looks a bit too peachy on my skin, so I have to blend it well (otherwise, my face looks kind of orange-y).
This is a nice foam cleanser. It lathers well and it contains microgranules for achieving some mini-exfoliation. I really like the texture of this. It is really thick and it feels luxurious on the skin. I think it removes makeup and sunscreen quite well, but I just use cleansing oil first to make sure everything is well removed afterwards.
I got a sample of this. It's an OK moisturizer. Texture is nice and you just need a tiny amount for your whole face (otherwise, it goes on sticky). I really like that this a gel type and it is very light. Recently I have started using gel moisturizers instead of cream ones since I suspect heavy moisturizers make me break out. But I stopped using it when I learnt this contains alcohol and fragrance. I just wish they make an improvement of this moisturizer, because, texture-wise, it is amazing.
Etude House has one of the best nail polish collection ever! The color payoff is impressive, you can find almost any color in all kinds of finishes (glossy, matte, glittery...). The brush is easy to work with so application is gorgeous and with a nice topcoat they can last days. And the best is that they are just around 1 dollar in Korea! The bad thing is that you can't buy them in Europe ><
I bought this in hopes of making my short lashes stand out more, but I'm afraid this did nothing for improving my lashes. After using it everyday for 2 months, my lashes still looked the same. Don't waste your time or money on this.
Treatments -Organix - Coconut Milk Anti-Breakage Serum
Sweryn 1/23/2013 3:07:00 AM
This is a great hair serum. It is not too greasy and it smells nice. I use this (usually 2 pumps) after washing my hair to untangle it, and it works fine.
Treatments -Kiehls - Midnight Recovery Concentrate
Sweryn 1/23/2013 2:56:00 AM
Nothing special about this. It's just a blend of oils, and not all of them are good. For example, jojoba oil, primrose oil and rose hip oil are good for your skin, but you wanna stay away from lavender, rosemary and fragant susbtances such as linalool, citronellol and limonene. I dislike when companies that claim to be "natural" use lots of perfume on their products. Seems like they put more effort on making fragrances for products that in producing good quality products, since this has 8 types of fragrances and way less beneficial ingredients for your skin. Overall, overpriced for what you get (a blend of 3-4 beneficial oils and tons of fragance) and not worth the hype.
I liked this somewhat. The ingredients were great and so was the smell. I loved the fact that this didn't have silicones or sulfates. The problem is that this shampoo dried out my hair a lot, just like every other shampoo does, and I needed tons of conditioner afterwards. I'm still in search for my HG shampoo, aka, a shampoo that cleanses my hair while being gentle. I just hate the dry sensation most shampoos leave on my hair :(
Not impressed. I have been wearing black nail polish for years and this was nothing extraordinary. This goes on sheer, so I needed at least 3 coats for the color to show off! It was a completely waste of time. I don't think is worth the price. They are better options out there for black nail polish, and for a fraction of the price of this.
Gorgeous nail polish. This is different to other glittery nail polishes since the glitter here is more concentrated, therefore it stands out more. I always get compliments when I wear this nail polish! Only thing I dislike is that is hard to remove; the glitter gets stuck to my nails and I have to spend tons of time for removing everything :/
This is a messy, overly-fraganced "cleanser" that doesn't do anything for your skin but irritating it. I just don't get the raves. This left my skin dry and irritated and didn't do the job in removing any dirt or oil. It has tons of fragrance, and fragrance just feels toxic and it can actually irritate your skin. Plus, this got moldy after 2 months of purchasing it... gross, I know. One of the worst cleansers I've ever used.
Eye Shadow -L'Oreal - Wear Infinité Eyeshadow Quad
Sweryn 1/22/2013 4:56:00 PM
Horrible. Gritty, shimmery and with not staying power. Overall, I have never been pleased with L'oréal eyeshadows.
Lipstick -Revlon - ColorBurst Lip Butter in Tutti Frutti
Sweryn 1/22/2013 4:34:00 PM
I love this color! It is a bright orange color with a bit of shimmer in it. You can build up the color to get the coverage you want. Depending on application, you can get a subtle light orange-y color or a bright, bold orange. Either way looks gorgeous.
Lipstick -Revlon - Colorburst Lip Butter in Creme Brulee
Sweryn 1/22/2013 4:31:00 PM
Somehow I feel this is not as pigmented as the rest of lipbutters. Color is a pretty beige caramel but fades away really really fast. And since this is a light color it doesn't show a lot on my lips.
Lipstick -Revlon - ColorBurst Lip Butter - Raspberry Pie
Sweryn 1/22/2013 4:23:00 PM
Beautiful bright berry color. Looks gorgeous with any look. I like the fact that you can build this to get a bolder color. One of my favorite lipbutter shades!