Product Reviews by michellekim

Polishes - Essie - Blossom Dandy

5.0
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Jul/19/2015

This shade is even prettier on your nails than it appears in the bottle. It is a gorgeous minty, creamy, almost a blue-turquoise shade. I get a ton of compliments whenever I have this on.

Application is a bit tricky and the formula is a bit goopy and thick, but it's nothing I can't work with. I find this is a common issue with creamy Essie shades but I can deal.

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Brows - Hard Candy - Brows Now Fiberized Brow Gel & Highlighter

5.0
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Jul/19/2015

I'm fortunate to have thick and dark eyebrows which are the envy of my fellow Asians (I am Korean) and this product does a great job at filling in the sparse/patchy parts of my brows.

It truly is a time saver when I'm in a hurry or just want to do a minimal/natural look.

I use it in the "Medium/Dark" shade and it is the perfect tone for my dark near-black …
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Eyes - DAISO - Eyebrow Coat

5.0
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Jan/30/2015

I love Daiso and am lucky to live in relative close proximity to a HUGE one located in Richmond, BC (I think I once read it's the largest in terms of size, but don't quote me on this).

Bored, I Googled blog posts detailing Daiso hauls and came across this product with links to the Japanese Daiso website showing that this has been the top-selling beauty product for what seems …
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Eye Shadow - Maybelline New York - Color Tattoo - Tough as Taupe

4.0
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Jan/30/2015

I am of East Asian descent and have dark grey, near-black eyebrows. Almost ALL eyebrow products intended for dark-haired individuals are brown and clash with my coloring, giving me a strange and unnatural reddish tone to my brows; and black pencils/powders look way too harsh - think Amelie movie cover, lol.

I picked this up when it was on sale and use it to mix with cool-toned dark …
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Polishes - Essie - Skirting the Issue

4.0
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Nov/20/2012

This colour is gorgeous and so shiny (I didn't even bother with a topcoat), but application is tricky and required 4 coats. I've always been really skilled at applying my nail polish but if you're one of those girls who don't have a steady hand, don't bother purchasing this or purchase it but take it to your manicurist. The finished result is beautiful, and it's an …Read more

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Blush - wet n wild - Color Icon Blusher - Berry Shimmer

4.0
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Nov/20/2012

When I first applied this blush, I thought it was too garish and red - but then I just realized that it's SUPER pigmented and you literally need to just touch your blush brush to the product for a nice flush.

I am so amazed with the finely milled texture and colour payoff of this blush. It looks even better when I have a tan. It's a coral-red blush with fine gold …
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Treatments (Face) - Unlisted Brand - Benzaclin Gel

5.0
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Jul/21/2012

This has been an absolute lifesaver for me. I had a recent bout of nasty and stubborn perioral acne which would not go away for over a month. I went to the doctor and he prescribed Benzaclin for me. It was almost $60 (I live in Canada and don't have any health plan) but it is so worth it. It comes in a opaque white plastic pump bottle, which is hygienic and prevents the formula from being …Read more

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Polishes - OPI - Who Needs A Prince

5.0
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Jul/21/2012

I was never into pale nailpolish shades, but this was the first of its kind I bought and I love it. It makes me feel classy and pretty. It's the perfect shade for a job interview, first date, meeting the parents, and the like. It is pearly and glimmers pink and gold in the light. I like to apply about 3 coats, although 2 coats will do just fine.

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Misc Beauty Tools - Clarisonic - Mia

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Jul/21/2012

I LOVE my Mia! (Mia is a funny name/word to me because it means "missing child" in Korean, haha. Although there is nothing funny about missing children...)

My skin is crazy and unpredictable. There are months at a time when I receive non-stop compliments on my skin from strangers and even from dermatologists, and at other times my skin is covered in big painful cysts …
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Polishes - Essie - Muchi Muchi

4.0
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Jul/21/2012

This colour is a pretty pastel pink-lavender shade - very girly and cute for summer. I like its "jelly" formula/texture, like most Essie shades. Although a pretty shade, it's not my absolute favourite... I like it, but don't love it - just a matter of personal preference.

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