KPOP Made Me Buy It: Part 1

Hi guys, gals, and non-binary pals!

I think it’s become pretty well known that I enjoy a bit of Korean pop culture and I’ve been slowly injecting it into most things that I do haha. Due to my addiction to purchasing things that I don’t need, I’ve accumulated a few beauty related things that I’ve purchased purely because of KPOP and I wanted to share them with you. I know that there will be more KPOP influenced purchases in the future so I’ve preemptively titled this as ‘part 1’ to cover myself when I eventually need to do a part 2. I hope that you enjoy!

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Korean Beauty Haul!

Hey guys!

I feel like it’s been FOREVER since I’ve tried anything new in terms of Korean beauty and skin care so I thought I’d go back to my roots, hit up my favourite seller and grab a few things that I’ve been lusting after! I’ve had a play with all of the items too so this’ll be a mini review as well as a little look at what I picked up. I hope that you enjoy!

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Floral Avant-Garde look

Hey guys!

Today’s post is going to be on a look that I did mainly using Jeffree Star Velour Liquid Lipsticks. I haven’t been able to post a creative look in such a long time and I feel so bad for lacking in that department because that was one of my most favourite things to post about. I’ve been wanting to get a little bit more creative with my Jeffree Star Velour Liquid Lipsticks because I have quite a collection now (I still don’t have enough, though) and I want to start using them for more that just liquid lipsticks. I hope that you enjoy this avant-garde look!

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I basically wanted to do lots of flowers on my face. I have the anther of the flower on each of my temples with multicoloured petals shooting out from it on my forehead and cheekbones. My eyelids and lips became an anther too and I added white dots to symbolise the pollen pods and white petals around the eyes.

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Review: Etude House Give Me Chocolate!

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It has been a little while since I’ve posted on here, more than a week, and that’s not usual for me! I’ve been redecorating my room and its been very slow because of uni and just life in general but I’m here now and I have a review for you!

About a month ago, I saw a new collection from Etude House pop up and I just thought it was so cute and I had to look into it for myself. Food themed anything is alright by me so this was obviously going to be appealing to me. Chocolate themed eyeshadow duos.

There are three in this collection; Cherry Truffle, Salted Caramel and Cacao Fudge. I bought two of these duos.

Here is what they look like:

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They look like little chocolate bars and the packaging is what really sold me on this item. If I hadn’t used and enjoyed Etude House prior to finding these, I’d probably have been more cautious.

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The size of the actual product in the packaging is actually quite disappointing. Even though I was aware that it’d be small,  I was still a bit disappointed about the size of the product. Its about the size of my index finger.image3

Here’s the back of the packaging. I thought that this was so cute and a good reference for future chocolate eating justification haha.

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So the swatches are okay. None of the shadows are totally matte but that’s okay, it would be especially okay for the audience its aimed at because Korean beauty doesn’t tend to focus on crease work like western beauty does. The shades are gorgeous.

Its a pity that the gold isn’t really pigmented at all. I applied it to my eyelid with my finger because it was a real struggle to get anything done with a brush and it was still kinda mediocre. It might work better with a white base so I will eventually try this with NYX Jumbo Pencil in Milk. The other shades are nice and blend easily.

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I’m wearing the Cacao Fudge duo in these photos. I have the gold on the main portion of the lid and the brown on the outer corner and crease. I have a different highlight in the inner corner so don’t be fooled haha.

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Review: Etude House Precious Mineral BB Cream Bright Fit

I’ve been looking for a BB Cream for a while because I wear such a high coverage foundation usually and sometimes certain activities don’t deserve my full coverage foundation, so I bought Etude House’s Precious Mineral BB Cream Bright Fit.

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This is what the brand says about the product:

“BB Cream formulated with Pearl Powder with an improved adhesive texture to promote moist, radiant looking skin while protecting against UV damage and wrinkles.” – Etude House

On the back of the tube it says ‘brightening OK! darkening ZERO’ which I just think is so adorable.

 

This BB Cream comes in 4 shades from light to about light medium skin tones. It has an SPF of 30. Its also more yellowy than pink toned but because its got a lower coverage, its not so bad for me. The coverage itself is quite good, I have quite red cheeks and it covered that up pretty well, I also had a few spots and this covered that up alright too.

Here is what it looks like on:

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I like the way it makes my skin look and with my translucent face powder over the top it looks like I’ve got my perfect medium coverage routine sorted!

The only thing I didn’t like about this product was that its in a squeeze tube and then has a pump on the end. It made the product really hard to get out at the start! I bought this from the Etude House store on eBay for about $11. Not bad for that price!

3.5/5 🙂

Review: Rinishop, Tony Moly and Etude House!

Today I received my package from Rinishop! I ordered my little package on the 9th of June and it came on the 27th, which is pretty quick for free shipping from Korea 🙂

In the package I bought two items from Etude House, a brand I already am familiar with and love, and two items from Tony Moly, which is a brand I’ve only lusted over. So I was pretty excited to get this package!

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This is what came inside the package from rinishop. Everything was very protected, to the point I needed scissors because I just could not open the bubble wrap and sticky tape. I got so many free samples! So crazy. The full size price for the Time Revolution Immortal Youth Cream is $60! I think that might be US price, so it would cost even more in Australia.

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So here is what I ordered.

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This is a Tony Moly Fruit Princess Lip Gloss. It has 7 grams of product. This product smells absolutely amazing. It smells just like these Japanese Peach gummies that I bought a couple of weeks ago. I am already considering buying more of them at some point. They aren’t very pigmented but for the scent, I think they’re worth picking up. This item was $6.67 US on rinishop.

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This is a Tony Moly Petite Bunny Gloss Bar. It is Grape flavoured and it smells so lovely. This has 2 grams of product and is extremely sheer. I don’t think it was meant to be marketed as a pigmented lip balm so if you are looking for that I wouldn’t recommend purchasing this. But it smells awesome. Again, like a grape flavoured lolly. This was $5.44 US on rinishop.

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This is an Etude House Etoinette (pronounced et-wa-net) lipstick in shade POR202. I already own one from this collection and I love them. They’re quite sheer. Maybe the same sort of pigmentation as a Revlon Lip Butter or Mac Lustre finish. Despite the colour of the picture, this is a very neutral coral shade, you will be able to see that in the swatch picture at the bottom of this post. This was $10.85 US on rinishop.

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This is a Etude House Dear My Blooming Lips Talk lipstick in the shade PK005. I’ve never owned a lipstick from this collection and I think it is very similar to the Etude House Minnie Mouse collection. This came damaged as you may be able to see in the picture. The top was a little bit smooshed into the cap and it was initially hard to move the lipstick but I fixed the tube and the lipstick is still okay so I don’t really mind. The packaging is gorgeous, you can’t really see in the photo but the packaging has an iridescent grape purple over the top. The pigmentation is a lot better in this lipstick but its more common for Korean brands to have a glossier or less pigmented coloured lip product as I’ve noticed that’s more of the trend in Korean beauty. This was $8.20 US from rinishop.

 

Here are the swatches:

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L to R: Fruit Princess Lipgloss, Petite Bunny Gloss Bar, Etoinette Lipstick in POR202 and Dear My Blooming Lips in PK005

I would recommend buying from Rinishop also because they have slightly cheaper prices than Etude House does and they have more variety. I think Etude House stopped stocking the Etoinette collection, so you can still find it from shops like rinishop.

 

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