Saturday, April 23, 2011

[Review] Etude House Miss Berry Berry LUCIDarling Fantastic Graduation Eyes

The palette is called Miss Berry Berry but it's actually from the Etude House Miss Tangerine line. There are two different palettes from the Miss Tangerine line -- Miss Tangerine and Miss Berry Berry. The Miss Tangerine have an orange cream shadow (or eyeliner) while Miss Berry Berry just have another shimmer eyeshadow.

The packaging of the palette have a little sticker that shows the name of the palette as well as the colors inside, but I think the colors are a little off because there isn't two oranges inside.

The outside of the palette is SUPER cute. It reminds me of these " } " for some reason. LOL!

The black lining goes around the entire palette and on the side with the opening there's a little ribbon. 

Inside is four shimmery eyeshadows. The pearly white has a little tint of pink and is supposed to be the highlight color. The brown has some gold shimmer to it and is the lid color. The pink and the orange are the crease color. The pink is shimmery while the orange look like a matte color but I find that there's some shimmer to it as well. The eyeshadows are a little deeper in color than in the picture.

This is how the palette looks opened up. 

I usually find Etude House's eyeshadows a little difficult to work with. The ones that I've experiences were only pigmented if apply with those sponge tip applicators. They never came on nicely with a brush. However, these were actually really nice when applied with a brush. The brown was very pigmented while the other colors needed some building up. Staying power is pretty decent. After a nine hour day running from school to work the colors only slightly faded (with primer). 

Another thing I really like is that usually with shimmery eyeshadows there tend to be glitter fall out (which is one of my pet peeves with them) so I was happy that there wasn't any with this palette! I paid $14 for the palette which is reasonable. I bought it off rubyruby76 on eBay through her auction listing. I think the Buy It Now is around $17?

Overall, I like it. If you can get your hands on it then that'll be great otherwise it's not something that everyone absolutely must have. 

Swatches:

Friday, April 15, 2011

Ariel's Secret Garden - IMAGE HEAVY!

The other day I was skyping with my sister and she showed me all the handmade soaps she bought from Ariel's Secret Garden as well as others sellers from etsy. My sister is the biggest soap junkie I know! She buys tons and tons of soap every year which she probably doesn't even finish within that year or so?

During our chat I literally ended up buying some on impulse! I hadn't planned on getting any but because my sister was raving about them like crazy so I figured I'll try some. Plus, the soaps are so adorable and most of them are made out of goat/cow milk directly from their farm!



Etude House Missing U Speacial Set

There's really nothing to this post. I just wanted to share with everyone the Etude House Missing U special set that I got. I already made a review here, if you haven't read it. I love the egg carton themed -- so cute!



I received two freebies in which I'm most excited to try the cream one. 

Monday, April 11, 2011

BB Cream Haul

Finally got around to joining the rest of the world in this bb cream craze. Don't get me wrong I've tried bb creams before but just never own a full size bottle or any bottle. After testing my sister's Missha Perfect Cover BB Cream for the awhile I decided to get my own in no. 23 (natural beige). I also picked up Etude House's Moistfull Collagen BB cream in no. 2 (natural beige) as well. The latter was sort of a gamble since there's barely any reviews on it but I've been liking Etude House products lately so I thought I'll give it a try.

I received many samples with my purchase as well. I received two Missha sample with the Missha BB Cream but I'm not sure what exactly they are. I was pleasantly surprised with the samples that came with the Etude House BB Cream. I received four small samples of various stuff, an Etude House brush, and a sample of cotton pads from Missha.

I spend $37 for both bb creams so roughly $18.50 each. However, I paid using my eBay bucks and gift card so I got it for $7. Missha BB Cream was bought from xxxxxstore and Etude House BB Cream from spicygoods.

I'll post reviews once I've tried out of the product for a good amount of time.

Really random but I went to the Asian grocery store today and bought this:
I remember when I was younger and my mom always bought these in those big plastic tub for my siblings and me. I like to put mine in the freezer and eat them half thawed and half frozen -- sooooooooooo good! But yeah, I saw them and just had to get it (the cute packaging made it even more convincing). =)

Monday, April 4, 2011

[Review] Etude House Missing U Hand Cream

The "Missing U" line for Etude House features four endangered animals; the panda, penguin, seal, and dolphin. I'm not exactly sure if proceeds from the sales of these items go directly to helping the endangered animals but it does make you aware of the situation. Beside just bringing awareness to endangered animals the boxes of all the hand creams are made from 100% recycled materials. 

I bought the penguin hand cream from G-Market last month. I can't remember exactly how much I paid for it but it's about $7-8 on eBay or $26 for a set. 

On the box is says, the product have been formulated with a natural mix of herbs, Shea butter, and olives. It also gives you a small background information of the animal character that you have. My penguin is named Fairy. On the box it tells me that Fairy lives in Australia and New Zealand. Fairy likes to swim and dive for fish. It also have a message about endangered animals, "Our endangered animal friends are rapidly becoming extinct from the planet. I really want to see you. I miss you!"

The hand cream come in this little cute mango-shaped container. I think the cuteness of this product was one of the reasons why I picked it up. I'm a sucker for cute packages!

The hand cream is great! I absolutely love it. I have very dry hands and I have not found a hand cream that worked this well for me in awhile (the first was the Hemp hand cream from The Body Shop but I hated the scent so I returned it). It's easy to apply, the product gets absorbed easily, and it doesn't leave my hands feeling oily afterward. My hands are left feeling very hydrated and moisturized throughout the day. I am going to go as far as saying this is a miracle product for my dry hands. 

However, there are some things I dislike about it. The container is very unhygienic, the smell can be overwhelming sometimes (smells like baby powder), and the size of the product is very small (I wish there was a larger size). Oh! But every animal have a different scent the penguin just happens to be baby powder. From what I've read the Panda smells like peaches, dolphin have a floral scent, and the seal smells of green tea. 


Overall, I really enjoyed this product and use it daily. As you can see from the above picture I'm almost out so I recently made a purchase off eBay for the whole set. That means I'll have another penguin container but the great thing about it is that I can fill that container with other creams/lotions that I like. But yeah, I highly recommend it to anyone either with dry hands or just looking for something new to try out. 

Panda (Peaches), Harp Seal (Green Tea), Fairy Penguin (Baby Powder), Pink Dolphin (Floral)