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Sunday, June 18

Sponsored Review: Beauty Friends II Cucumber Essence Mask Sheet

Hello all~


Skin18 has been nice enough to send me a mask sheet for a review. I haven't done any mask sheet reviews and the first one goes to them! The mask sheet they sent me was from Beauty Friends II. Cucumber Essence Mask Sheet Pack.

It arrived to me packed very cutely in gift paper along with a 'thank you' card!




Note that they have this tiny warning to remind you of the product expiry date.






Unfortunately my mask sheet was very very near the expiration date, about 10 days from it? But that wasn't a huge problem as I used it immediately a few days after receiving it.

Let's open and take a look inside!





The moment I opened the packet, it smelled so much like fresh cucumbers. I couldn't hate the smell! In fact it is very very refreshing. The mask sheet was soaked with essence so much that it dripped off my hands! And there are still excess in the packet to apply anywhere else!

However the mask sheet itself was rather thick and had a very large fit. But after putting it on my face, it felt really nice and cooling especially around the cheeks and forehead.


Wiping the excess on the neck

I notice that the mask sheet dries up within 15 minutes. It's not recommended for us to apply the mask sheet for more than 20 minutes but my usual mask sheets are still wet when I peel them off. The essence on my face dries up in about 5 minutes! I actually loved it. I dislike having so much essence on my face that it felt sticky but this one absorbs really well into my skin.

I love how it leaves a tight and refreshing feeling on my skin. Honestly I think I would prefer this over any other mask sheets I've used.

Skin type: 
All skin types

When to use: 
I usually do my mask sheets at night. Toner - Mask Sheet - Eye Cream - Moisturizer.

Scent: 
It smells like freshly sliced cucumbers

Pros: 

  • Non-sticky
  • Lots of essence packed in the mask sheet
  • Absorbs fast after peeling off the mask sheet
  • Skin feels tighter and smoother


Cons: 

  • Thick mask sheet

The verdict:
Absolutely loved it! It absorbs really quickly and leaves no sticky residue which I personally prefer it to be that way. In this case, I can go to bed without my skin feeling sticky and worry about it getting onto my pillows.

Get yours at: Skin18

Tuesday, June 13

Makeup Tutorial: IU Palette

Hey guys!

Makeup Tutorial IU Palette korean asian kpop


So, I was watching IU's Palette music video a few weeks ago and when this one scene appeared, I immediately thought 'Ah, i have to try this makeup look'. IU has shown so many different makeup looks in her Palette music video but this one makeup look stands out the most to me. It was rare to see her in much darker makeup than her usual natural face.



Makeup Tutorial IU Palette korean asian kpop

This makeup look features a more burgundy and reddish undertone around her eyes and lips. The heavy emphasis on her eyes are the point of the entire look!

So without further ado, let's get started!





Products used:
  1. Etude House Styling Eye Liner - #1
  2. Etude House Play 101 Contour Duo
  3. Apieu Skinny Define Mascara
  4. Beyond Alice in Blooming Cushion - #02
  5. 3CE Eyebrow Mascara - Brown
  6. Etude House My Little Nut Fantastic Color Eyes - #Lucky Red
  7. Etude House Look At My Eyes Cafe - #BR409
  8. Etude House Easy Brow Pencil - #2 Brown
  9. Maybelline Rocket Volume Mascara - Black
  10. Beauskin Crystal Blusher - #3
  11. TCFS Glossy Blaster Tint - #6 Edge Purple
Makeup Tutorial IU Palette korean asian kpop
I had lots of fun with these colors. I think I can actually wear them out on fancier occasions too!

Makeup Tutorial IU Palette korean asian

Makeup Tutorial IU Palette korean asian kpop

Sunday, June 11

My vanity tour

Hey loves!

My vanity tour table desk


As you all know, I love cosmetics and basically anything that has to do with k-beauty. Ever since I took my first step into the world of k-beauty, I have been actively buying and using a lot of beauty products- and as a beauty blogger, a vanity table is very much essential to me.

My vanity space has become such a warm and happy place that I actually enjoy cleaning up and just looking at it! Honestly, my entire room is pretty much a mess but my vanity table is always clean and pleasing to look at.

When I first started my vanity space makeover a few months back, I had a hard time deciding how I should do it. As I was looking around for inspiration, I grew envious of people having a proper vanity table with a comfortable chair, huge mirror and dressers to stash their beauty items.

My room is not very spacious or well-lit and I have a tight budget on what I can spend or can not spend on. However, I was able to create something I've never thought would be possible! It took me a few months to get everything I needed to create the lovely space I now call my vanity space.

And I think it's time to finally show my comfort space, my vanity table.

My vanity tour table desk

I actually sit on the floor when I'm doing my makeup. Somehow it felt more comfortable to me than sitting on a chair.


My vanity tour table desk

My vanity tour table desk


I have this little kitchen trolley on the side of my table, filled with my cosmetics. The idea of using a kitchen trolley came to me when I was sourcing for a cabinet to store my cosmetics but they were expensive and pretty impractical. So I went for the better and cheaper alternative, the kitchen trolley.

My vanity tour table desk

It has wheels on the bottom, I can pull it out when I need it somewhere else aside from my room. Also, my cosmetics are arranged according to their use. I dump my lippies together, eye shadows  and palettes in one and so on.

My vanity tour table desk

My vanity tour table desk
Masks and skin care

My vanity tour table desk
Base makeup

My vanity tour table desk
Highlighter, Bronzer, Concealers and Blushers

My vanity tour table desk
Nail care

My vanity tour table desk
Lip products
My entire vanity space didn't cost me more than RM200! It's way under the budget I've set.

It's a pretty neat little vanity space but of course, there are still so many ways to improve it! I'd love some carpet or rug under my vanity desk as my floors are too cold to sit on comfortably early in the mornings while I'm getting my face done.

Arhaus offers a wide variety of living and home furniture that has a rustic and calming feel to it. It would be amazing to add in a thing or two onto my vanity desk to complete the look and also make it much more comfortable than it already is.

Their MYKNES SHAG RUG would be a perfect addition to my space or an alternative to a rug would be a comfortable pouf for me to sit on when it get cold on the floor. Their ERICA OUTDOOR HAND WOVEN BOLD STRIPE POUF seems very comfortable and pretty as an addition too.

To bring my vanity space to live at night, a floor lamp would look good on the side of my desk. Their ETON FLOOR LAMP looks too beautiful and seem like it would complete my space.

Do you have your own little vanity space? Share it with me below!

Till then.

Sunday, May 21

Sponsored Review: Ashley 3-Color Brown Circle Lens

Hey all!

I'm back again with another circle lens review. This pair is also generously sponsored by Klenspop! Thank you so much!

Ashley 3-Color Brown Circle Lens Natural Korean Makeup Look

The circle lens that I'm going to review today is Ashley 3-Color Brown! I've actually worn this pari a few times before writing the review because I absolutely love this pair. I almost love everything Klenspop sent me!

But then these lenses came to me without proper packaging/box, again. I really hope they'd send them to me in properly packaged boxes so I can get pretty photos of it! Anyhow, my review is based on the lens itself so my opinions will not be affected by this.

Ashley 3-Color Brown Circle Lens Natural Korean Makeup Look

Ashley 3-Color Brown Circle Lens Natural Korean Makeup Look

Price: $18.00 
DIA: 14.5mm
Graphic DIA: 14mm
BC: 8.6mm
Using Period: 6month
Water Contect: 38%
Power: 0.00~-6.00(0.25Step)
There are no -0.25, -0.75
Manufacturer: LENSPOP
Origin: KOREA
Package: 1 PAIR (2 pcs)

I'm so eager to try out this pair of lens because it's supposed to be a 3 color circle lens! And you now, they look way prettier and more natural than others.

Ashley 3-Color Brown Circle Lens Natural Korean Makeup Look

Ashley 3-Color Brown Circle Lens Natural Korean Makeup Look

The lens is very soft and thin. The color so far, looks pretty good!

Ashley 3-Color Brown Circle Lens Natural Korean Makeup Look
Under natural light
Ashley 3-Color Brown Circle Lens Natural Korean Makeup Look
Under room lighting
Ashley 3-Color Brown Circle Lens Natural Korean Makeup Look
Left: Without // Right: With

Ashley 3-Color Brown Circle Lens Natural Korean Makeup Look
Both: With
I love it! Oh my gosh. Everything about this lens is perfect for me!

Color: 5/5 - The colors are slightly more obvious that any other natural-looking brown lenses yet not too natural that the colors don't show! The name says 3 colors but all i see are 4 shades of brown. I guess if that's what they meant by 3 colors then yeah. But I absolutely adore the color blending.

Design: 4.5/5 - The design looks good. The colors and shape of the design blended inward the pupil making it look more natural.


Comfort: 4.5/5 - Although the lens is smooth and soft, I had trouble the first time as it felt like I had an eyelash stuck in my eye however after washing a few times, it didn't feel a thing! 

Enlargement: 5/5 - The enlargement was minimal, nothing too overwhelming and it goes well with the entire vibe of the circle lens! This is more of an eye color changing circle lens than enlargement circle lens. 

The final verdict: A!! I can wear this every day! Definitely stepping up the makeup game a little with the help of these pair of lens!

Ashley 3-Color Brown Circle Lens Natural Korean Makeup Look


Get yours here!

Wednesday, May 17

Review: TONY MOLY The Chok Chok Green Tea Watery Cream

Hey all!

TONY MOLY The Chok Chok Green Tea Watery Cream Moisturizer Korean Kbeauty

I swear my blog posts these days are so focused on product reviews because I've bought so much from my Seoul Trip that I couldn't even finish testing them out yet! However today I'll introduce TONY MOLY The Chok Chok Green Tea Watery Cream. I just realized that I've bought so many products from Tony Moly!

The story behind this TONY MOLY The Chok Chok Green Tea Watery Cream was that Seo Kangjoon became the ambassador for Tony Moly and boy- I have a weak spot for this handsome man. Honestly, I wasn't planning to purchase this TONY MOLY The Chok Chok Green Tea Watery Cream at all but- you'll see why. Scroll down!

TONY MOLY The Chok Chok Green Tea Watery Cream Moisturizer Korean Kbeauty

His face was on the box packaging! /screams/ I was looking to buy some moisturizers and when I saw his face on the packaging, I pondered for some time before giving in and bought this cream for 21,000won! I actually bought the 100ml jar which came with a bottle of toner as a free gift :D

I don't even know if I'll like it or have I read any reviews online but I just bought it because of his face on the packaging. Girls, this is how advertising works.

TONY MOLY The Chok Chok Green Tea Watery Cream Moisturizer Korean Kbeauty

I've been using TONY MOLY The Chok Chok Green Tea Watery Cream actively every day and night for 1 week now, after my unfortunate experience with COSRX One Step Moisture Up Pad.

And the result is that; I LOVE IT.

This TONY MOLY The Chok Chok Green Tea Watery Cream is amazing. It works wonders on my face! Perfect! Girls, I think I've found the perfect moisturizer/cream for my skin.
*Note: I have dehydrated-oily skin

TONY MOLY The Chok Chok Green Tea Watery Cream Moisturizer Korean Kbeauty

TONY MOLY The Chok Chok Green Tea Watery Cream Moisturizer Korean Kbeauty

TONY MOLY The Chok Chok Green Tea Watery Cream Moisturizer Korean Kbeauty

TONY MOLY The Chok Chok Green Tea Watery Cream claims to:

  1. Highly concentrated moisturizing cream keeps skin moisturized and clear.
  2. Contains purely 100% green tea ferment extract.
  3. Makes skin look clear and revitalized by forming a moisture film over the skin with smooth finish.
  4. Delivers excellent anti-oxidant & moisture storing effects.

What exactly is fermented green tea? 
Basically, the green tea goes through a one-year natural fermentation process. Fermented green tea have amazing anti-oxidants and it has better moisture lock compared to fresh green tea. Fermented green tea protects the skin from harmful environmental factors and keeps the skin hydrated.

TONY MOLY The Chok Chok Green Tea Watery Cream Moisturizer Korean Kbeauty

I can testify that it does more than what it claims to do! I'm actually very impressed by this cream! Usually moisturizers or creams take a long time to be absorbed into my skin. Or they even leave my skin feeling sticky but not this TONY MOLY The Chok Chok Green Tea Watery Cream!

After the application, it absorbs almost immediately, about 1-2 minutes. And it feels so airy and light on my skin as if I didn't have anything applied which is what I've always wanted!

TONY MOLY The Chok Chok Green Tea Watery Cream Moisturizer Korean Kbeauty

Although it's a watery cream, it is very supple and does not run down everywhere. It's rather cooling and has a rather strong green tea scent.

TONY MOLY The Chok Chok Green Tea Watery Cream Moisturizer Korean Kbeauty

TONY MOLY The Chok Chok Green Tea Watery Cream Moisturizer Korean Kbeauty

See the magic going on there? Yes.

The finish is almost flawless. It doesn't feel sticky or muggy but rather very smooth and velvety. It provides a very refreshing feeling as well.

I love how I can use this cream before starting my base makeup routine as it makes the application for my base makeup much easier! Honestly it felt like the moisture was almost not enough but trust me, it is.

Skin type:
All skin types but strongly recommended for oily skin. People will dry skin would need something more hydrating than this cream.

When to use:
Use this cream as the final step of your skin care routine. You may use it day and night. However I recommend these steps as how I used it:

Day: Basic skin care - TONY MOLY The Chok Chok Green Tea Watery Cream - Base makeup/sunscreen

Night: Basic skin care - TONY MOLY The Chok Chok Green Tea Watery Cream - Heavier moisturizer or night cream - sleeping mask

Scent:
It smells rather strongly of green tea. It was shocking to me at first because I expected something less pungent but I got used to it.

Packaging: 
Seo Kangjoon on the box, 'nuff said. But really, it has a flimsy seal which I threw it away as the jar can be screwed close tightly to avoid bacteria and dust getting in however it didn't come with a spatula!

Pros:
  • Satin and velvety finish
  • Plenty of hydration properties
  • Absorbs really fast
  • Refreshing feeling
Cons:
  • Doesn't come with a spatula
Repurchase? 
HECK YEAH

The verdict:
I love this product. It's almost perfect for me and I'm really glad I actually got tempted into buying it or else I would not have been able to discover how amazing TONY MOLY The Chok Chok Green Tea Watery Cream is. Definitely will be stuck using this moisturizer or cream forever.

TONY MOLY The Chok Chok Green Tea Watery Cream Moisturizer Korean Kbeauty

Get yours at: Style Korean