Review: Winter Checkered Special Pouch Kit (Etude House)

Etude House Winter Checkered Special Pouch Kit - StyleKorean K-Beauty Review

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I love collecting limited edition releases, especially when it’s makeup! This is probably where the majority of my money goes – I’m just super weak for cute packaging and fun concepts. For Christmas, Etude House had released their Winter Checkered Special Pouch Kit. It features an exclusive eyeshadow quad, packaged with a velvet drawstring pouch and a pretty box. This is essentially a gift that doesn’t need wrapping at all!

Although this review is coming a little late (it is February after all), this is still available on StyleKorean for USD$21 – on sale from USD$30. I’m actually quite impressed with the formula so, if you’re looking for a super wearable eyeshadow quad, this is going to be a fun gift to yourself.

Now, let’s get into this review!

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Review: Complete No-Stress Physical Sunscreen (AXIS-Y)

AXIS-Y Complete No-Stress Physical Sunscreen Kbeauty Review

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If you want to take care of your skin, there’s one step that should never be skipped – sunscreen.

Until my early twenties, I only ever wore sunscreen if I was going to the beach – which is incredibly harmful considering that I live in Australia! I’ve learnt better since then though and I’ve actually experimented with all sorts of different formulas (starting out with physical, then chemical and combination types). The one I’ll be sharing with you today is a part of the former category.

Physical sunscreens (also known as mineral sunscreens) use Titanium Dioxide or Zinc Oxide for SPF protection. They work by sitting on the skin’s surface to absorb, scatter and reflect UV rays. They are often a more suitable option for sensitive skin, though this will also depend on your individual skin type and the actual product.

The Complete No-Stress Physical Sunscreen by AXIS-Y is the new kid on my vanity – and it’s been getting solid use. You can pick it up at AXIS-Y for USD$23, but make sure to check out this review first!

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Feature: All-Time Favourite Western Make Up Products to Rebuild Your Collection

All-Time Favourite Make Up Products to Rebuild Your Collection

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We’ve all thought about it: what if our entire make up collection just disappeared one day? I actually think it’s useful to consider this (hopefully) hypothetical situation as it helps to hone in on the best of the best. This is a list of my favourite Western Make Up products in every category – things that I would repurchase in a heartbeat. Hopefully, this is useful for people looking to simplify their routine, declutter their life or even make up beginners who don’t have where to start.

Let me know what you think in the comments and if you end up checking any of these out! I may also put together some skincare and k-beauty lists in the future.

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Review: All Take Mood Cheek Palette in Nude in Mood (Peripera)

Peripera All Take Mood Cheek Palette in Nude is Mood Kbeauty Palette

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For me, the past year has been all about casual, easy-to-wear make up looks – perhaps it’s because I spent most of the last two years wearing a mask, or maybe because I was in lockdown for months. The perk of more ‘natural’ make up looks is that they’re a lot lower maintenance and take less time to put together.

The All Take Mood Cheek Palette from Peripera is great for these natural make up looks. There are three variations in total, all containing three shades, but the one I’ll be reviewing the Nude in Mood. This one is quite light and sheer, so would be great for people with a fairer skin tone.

All of the variations are available on StyleKorean for USD$16 (on sale from USD$20), so pop over if you’d like to find out more! In the meantime, let’s jump into this review!

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Review: Artichoke Intensive Skin Barrier Ampoule (AXIS-Y)

AXIS-Y Artichoke Intensive Skin Barrier Ampoule Kbeauty Review

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I’ve been testing out a number of AXIS-Y products lately, and the latest one is the Artichoke Intensive Skin Barrier Ampoule. Ampoules are pretty much a supercharged serum that contain a high concentration of actives. They act as an immediate boost to your routine and can be switched up according to your skin condition.

The difference between ampoules and serums is that serums are typically used twice daily, whilst the much stronger ampoule is only used on occasion. It should also have a more specific formulation, focusing on just one or two skin benefits rather than multiple.

The Artichoke Intensive Skin Barrier Ampoule is available at AXIS-Y for USD$25, so head on over if you’d like to check it out or pop over to their Instagram to find out about more of their range. And now, it’s onto the review!

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