Monday, 14 April 2014

NOTD: Flares by Look Beauty

I love this colour! This one is Flares Nail Pop by Look Beauty, and it's just a touch darker than pastel lilac- kind of a grape colour. I also find Look Beauty nail polishes to last pretty well, it took a couple of days before this one started to chip. ◕ ‿ ◕

Sunday, 13 April 2014

Etude House Color Lips-Fit Review...

Colour Lips Fit were released by Etude House this Spring and are described as a 'magic water lipstick'. They are supposed to give vivid colour that easily absorbs into the lips.

I've got to say Etude House win again!  (ノ◔ヮ◔)ノ*: ・゚ The product is ultra light, and feels just like water- there's no stickiness or discomfort. It feels like it sinks into the lips but gives an impressively pigmented finish. I'd say the finish is not matte, but not ultra glossy either. The colour I chose was Magical Fit Pink, which it turns out does not suit me at all! It is far too light for my pale complexion... Booo! :( but blending a little dab on my lips gives a much more wearable sheerer finish so all is not lost woo! 

The scent is not very strong, just a slight sweetness to it, and the texture is very liquid like- pretty much water. Also the packaging as always is lovely. ◕ ‿ ◕

Overall the product is very good and well  worth a try...

I bought mine from this ebay seller for £5.90

Friday, 11 April 2014

New make up...

Here's a round up of the new make up I've bought lately...

In Poundworld I found three lovely shades of Revlon Colorstay nail polishes (Calla Lily, Red Carpet, and Sorbet) Calla Lily has a lovely shimmer to it like fresh glistening snow :) 

In Superdrug I went straight to the Rimmel stand as I new I had to get some of the Sweetie Crush nail polishes! I am a sucker for anything pastel. I bought Candyfloss Cutie and Violet Swizzle. I also got a Double Hit Lip from Look Beauty in Citrus Kick as all their make up was half price. This will be the perfect shade for Summer.

I made an online order for some Korean cosmetics that had caught my eye, and by the time it arrived I'd forgotten exactly what I'd ordered which made opening the package quite exciting! I ordered the Etude House Magic Any Cushion bases set...

One of the new Holika Holika Juicy Shine Lipbalms n Watermelon, a Cheek Tok in Dream Pink

Also a Missha 3D Mascara (and as always lots of generous samples)

And finally a Tony Moly Happy New Year set which contains deluxe samples of their 3 best selling products, The Floria Day Cream and Toner and the Goddess Aura BB Cream which I've been wanting to try for ages!

(I bought all the Korean cosmetics from this ebay seller) I will be posting reviews soon!

Wednesday, 2 April 2014

Japanese Candy Kit: Kracie Neru Neru Nerune Double Apple...

I made an order with Oyatsu Cafe recently, as I've been wanting to try some Japanese candy kits for ages! The first one I tried was the Neru Neru Nerune Double Apple kit by Kracie. Neru Neru were the first type of candy kits to ever be released in Japan and is pretty simple, so I thought it was the perfect kit to try first...

Although the (really cute) packaging is in Japanese there are step by step pictures which are easy to follow.

First of all you have to mix packet 1 with a drop of water which makes a lilac kind of syrup. Then you add packet 2 and it turns pink and a thick almost foamy gooey texture :) It tastes and smells really strongly of apple hi-chew but with a fizziness. You can then dip it in the ramune candy pieces. Which go together really nicely.

You can then go on to mix in the mystery sachets that are marked with question marks. Once you add the orange sachet and a drop of water the candy turns a peachy orange colour. After adding the final sachet the candy starts to bubble and fizz like a witches brew (hence the witch on the packet!) 

Personally I wasn't such a fan of the second flavour as it tasted really sour but it was a lot of fun! I got mine for £1.80 from Oyatsu Cafe and my order arrived from Japan in a week :))
I have also filmed a video of me making it here for my Youtube channel.

Sunday, 30 March 2014

Etude House Color Pop Tint review...

Whilst browsing ebay I found these mini versions of Etude House Color Pop Tints and I couldn't resist ordering a few to try. These were released as part of last Summers Color Pop collection. 
The great thing about these is they are the perfect size to put in your bag, and also a cheaper way of trying out a few different shades (also, they are VERY cute!) 

The product itself is a lip tint that has a light texture of water that gives a glossy bright wash of colour to the lips. The colour pay of is really good, although sheers out very easy (but that is the point of them). It feels really nice on the lips, it isn't sticky or heavy in any way, in fact when I wear them it doesn't feel like I have any product on my lips at all. Etude House describe them as a 3 in 1 product of lipstick, tint and gloss.

I found these to last pretty well and the soft doe foot applicator is easy to use, overall I am very pleased with them 。◕ ‿ ◕。

The colours I chose were Cherry Pop, Burgundy Pop, and Fashion Pop.

I bought the mini ones here (although annoyingly the price has gone up, but they were very generous with samples.)

Friday, 28 March 2014

Holika Holika Pig Nose Clear Blackhead Peeling Massage Gel...

In all honesty the initial reason I bought the Holika Holika Pig Nose Massage Gel was the cute packaging and amusing name, but I'm glad I did. It comes from the Pig Nose(!) Black Head Care series which also includes nose strips, steam starter, deep cleansing oil balm and a sugar scrub.  

The peeling massage gel is really simple to use. It is a clear gel that has a mild tea tree type scent which you apply to areas where you get black heads i.e nose, forehead, chin. The gel contains lemon extract and aloe vera and is oil free. You leave this on for around five minutes then gently rub off with warm water.

I found this pretty effective- it did remove some (not all) of my blackheads, although with repeated use (around once a week) gave huge improvements. Usually to target blackheads I tend to use sticky strips which I find although remove black heads leave my skin really dry. These were as effective but instead left my skin feeling really soft and moisturised. Result! (ノ◔ヮ◔)ノ Yay!

I bought mine here for £4.22 for a 30ml tube.

Wednesday, 26 March 2014

New from Etude House...

As I haven't done one of these posts in a while I thought I would do a round up of the latest collections from Etude House...

For Spring Etude released a collection of 7 pretty matte lip colours and 1 gloss top coat called Color Lips Fit. The promo pictures featured K-pop stars Krystal and Sulli. I have one of these which I will be reviewing soon :)

For Valentines Day the Chocolate Kiss collection was released featuring nail polishes, perfumed lip sets, a hand cream set and a body mist smelling of chocolate! 

Spring time also saw the release of the Magic Any Cushion- much like the Any Cushion of BB cream in a compact but in correcting colours (the same 3 shades as the choux bases in the Sweet Recipe collection). I've ordered a sample set of all 3 of these which I will review when it arrives. :)

I'm Looking forward to seeing what collection Etude House will release this Summer...

(all promo images sourced from google)