Review: Red Recipe Lip Colour (3CE)

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I was really hoping to post the video for this at the same time as this post but, with this sudden cough that’s struck me – and the lung that is no doubt threatening to be coughed up – I’m not sure if I’m particularly up for that one right now. However, it is definitely coming up and I will be updating this post once it is!

Launching right into the review, these are three of the new lipsticks from the 3CE Red Recipe collection. I was super excited when this new range come out because I’m a lover and a believer of the classic red lip. Their last Mood Recipe collection was also really popular but, truth be told, I’ve been getting quite tired of seeing browns everywhere and I was so glad for a change.

The 3CE Red Recipe collection comes with five lipsticks (in both matte and original finishes), two red blushes (which I am itching to get my hands on) and three nail polishes. For this review, I’ll be talking about three shades of the lipsticks: Moon, Fig and Ruby Tuesday. These are all bright but also very wearable shades with subtle differences, and all three of them can easily transition from work, date to evening make up.

I received these products to review from BB Cosmetic, so feel free to check out their website if you’re interested in these products. They stock all five shades of the lipsticks and both of the blushes. You can also get 8% off with my code (QAL3F6ZA8YZ), get 10% credit back by posting an SNS review and enjoy free shipping on all orders!

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Review: Gradation Bold Blush (3CE)

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I have been so obsessed with blush. I think this has to do with the recently spreading trend of the ‘hangover beauty’ or byojaku trend from Japan. I’m aware that this has been around for a really long time but, recently, I feel like it’s spread to Korea and internationally as well. Of course, since I do live in Sydney where our trends are quite… basic and safe, I do have to dilute this style a little bit. I tend to focus the blush right under my eyes and then subtly blend it out the sides. For this look, I’m looking for strong pigmentation, a creamy, blend-able formula and a wearable colour.

Easy enough, right?

During this trip to Korea, I ended up buying quite a lot from 3CE – actually, I think they were the third top store that I shopped in. The reason for that is that I actually fell in love with their colour pigmentation products, one of which is this gradation blush. I swatched it in store one day and almost immediately knew I had to buy it.

Read on for my review!

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Review: Select Fairy – Street Brown (Pinkicon)

Pinkicon Pink Icon Contact Lenses Review Select Fairy Street Brown

Did you know that I’ve never actually worn one-day lenses before? All of the ones I’ve worn have been 3 – 6 month pairs because I always feel like it’s such a waste to throw them out after a single use (and the prices seem to add up). However, I was recently approached by a Hong Kong company called Pinkicon to try out a pair of their lenses and I decided to give the one-day set a go – partly because I was really curious about how these would differ from my long lasting ones, and also because I’ve never really worn brown contacts before! I often like bright, stand out colours that differ a lot from my original eyecolour, so I was interested to see how a subtle change would change my overall look.

These are from the Fairy brand by Sincere-Vision, a Japanese brand that seems to be really popular. Their Select range is, I guess, a selection of their best colours? These lenses are meant to give only a subtle moderate widening of the eyes (as they have a more natural radius) and the subtle colour is meant to add dimension to your iris, giving you a soft ‘dewy’ look. They’re super pretty and available on Pinkicon’s website for USD$20 for a pack of 10 (or 5 pairs)!

Now let’s move onto the review!

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Review: Wonder Pore Balancing Cream (Etude House)

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When people ask you the name the pretty, cutest Korean beauty brand, the first brand that comes to mind is usually Etude House. This super cute brand, well known for their princess-like packaging and undeniable appreciation for all things baby coloured and sweet, is usually targeted towards a younger audience – teenagers and those who are just dipping their feet into the world of beauty. Not to be stopped though, Etude House has somewhat of a cult following even with the young but mature crowd (such as myself), especially because their affordable price point and attentive design also comes with, for lack of a better phrase, pretty darn good quality.

This product that I am about to very happily review was sent to me by Beautynetkorea, and is a pore minimising face cream. This product claims to balance out oil and sebum in order to shrink pores and smooth out your skin. The thing to keep in mind when using these products is that pore size is very much genetic and there is no natural way to rid your skin of pores – they are just as necessary a body part as your arms and legs! However, when these pores are clogged or with the secretion of sebum, it can give the appearance of bigger pores.

If you’re interested in this product, or in checking out everything else that Beautynetkorea stocks, click their name to go to their site. Otherwise, let’s continue!

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Review: Dollish Veil Vita BB (Lioele)

Beautynetkorea Kbeauty Review Lioele Dollish BB Cream

A super exhausting few days means that updates and new posts have been slightly delayed on my end, so I have to apologize for that! However, I am back and here with another review of a product I’ve been meaning to try for quite a while – Lioele’s Dollish Veil Vita BB. I’ve had this product recommended to me a few times and I thought that the colour correction/changing function was quite unique. However, I’ve never actually used anything from Lioele before so I was interested to see how this would perform.

I think that, since this product, they have also released a new, similar (?) CC cream version (correct me if I’m wrong). This product was sent to me for review by Beautynetkorea so if you’ve like to get your hands on this, or search for the new products to test, just click on their name!

And now, moving on, let’s look at these BB creams! I received both colours for this – green and purple. Presumably, the green can be used to counter redness while the purple would even and brighten your overall skin tone. I often use a colour correcting base under my make up, though the actual colour often varies. I don’t have too much redness, but am prone to some uneven skin tone and yellow/sallow skin (thanks to sleepless nights).

This BB cream is meant to adapt to your skin colour, which would be good for those who have difficulty finding good matches. However, being approximately a #21 (or #23 darkest) myself, I am a little hesitant to say this will work for darker skin tones without making your base too ashy.

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Unboxing and Haul: KollectionK

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Please note that this post uses affiliate links, but I have not been paid to write this post. Any money made from affiliate links is invested back into the maintenance and updating content for this blog.

To be honest, I had sincerely thought that this post was already made! Only, I just realised that the photos were sitting in my drafts and I’ve been testing these products and thinking up the review before even doing the haul post. Aren’t I silly? Anyway, today is just one of those days – it’s rainy here in Sydney, work is rather slow and not very much is happening. As a pick me up, I figured that it would be best to do this post and look at all these lovely things that KollectionK had sent me to review! Most of these are actually things that I chose myself so I’ll talk about why I was interested in them too.

KollectionK Kbeauty Haul Review

If you’re interested in checking out KollectionK, click the link above. Although their prices are a little higher than the other stores I’ve visited, they also have one of the best designed and most user friendly stores that I have seen for kbeauty.

While I was shopping on their site, I liked to go through everything and make a wish list, which I would then go through again. If there are some items on your wishlist that are out of stock, then don’t worry about that either! KollectionK restocks very often and will even send you an email to let you know. Overall, I really love their website and think their service is good too!

Let’s move onto what I recieved!

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Review: BUNNY 3COLOR BLUE (Klenspop)

Bunny 3color blue Klenspop Kbeauty Lens Review

Do you guys wear coloured contacts every day? I personally love the look of them – I like the widening effect, I like that I can choose to have a more eye-catching colour or choose to go more demure with something subtler. However, I really can’t wear them every day because I work weekdays in an office where I am staring at the computer all day. I also have a habit of falling sleep on public transport, so it isn’t exactly great for my eyes.

When I do go out though, I often wear coloured lenses. Recently, I received my first review package from Klenspop which had a really pretty pair of gray contacts (that really stand out). This time, I recieved another two pairs from them but I will be talking about one of the first – the BUNNY 3COLOR lenses in Blue! These had a subtle effect on my eyes which would be really suited for every day wear. Compared to the previous ELLEN lenses, I think these are more suited for daytime wear. They look more striking in direct, bright light (as you will see in the below images) but, from a distance, there is a subtle enhancement to my eyes. Please keep in mind that my natural eye colour is a very dark brown – we used to call it black in elementary school – so this may look brighter even on other brown eyes.

If you are interested in these lenses or would like to see what else Klenspop has to offer, just click the links! This is not as affiliate link (and 99% of my links aren’t) but there is a code you can use to get 10% off – and who doesn’t love that: R9LAF9SP

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Review: White Milk Pack to Foam (3CE)

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Before I start this post, a super thank you to BB Cosmetic who had sent this to me for review. They’ve been so great with me and sent me both the Pack to Foam and the Cushion to review after I told them that I was very interested in this line by 3CE. If you want to check them out, you can also click the link below.

Don’t forget to use my code to get 8% off your order: QAL3F6ZA8YZ

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And now it’s onto the review!

I’m going to be writing about the White Milk Pack to Foam from 3CE, which is part of a collection that I’d been asked about previously. Their brand sits under Stylenanda and is, essentially, a bit of a trend brand. They have exceptional packaging and conceptualisation which is targeted to a younger audience, teens or up to the very early twenties I would say.

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Review: Ellen 3Color Gray Lens (Klenpop)

Oh My Stellar Klenspop color lenses review ELLEN 3Color Gray

I recently had this situation where I couldn’t sleep all night because I had accidentally dried out (and then ruined) the gray circle lenses that I bought in Korea. Although I don’t wear lenses every day – as I work in front of a computer and am often very tired – I like to wear them when I go out for for special occasions. I think they can give a nice finishing touch to make up and, unlike thick false lashes, I’m pretty comfortable in them. I actually only started wearing lenses recently too! I picked up my first pair (a very pretty blue) while I was staying in Korea and it took me an entire hour to get them in. Now, I can pop these in in a heart beat.

So, thanks to my clumsiness in ruining a pair, I was so happy when I contacted Klenspop and they were happy to supply me with a pair of lenses to wear and review! If you’d like to grab a check, remember to use my code for 10%: R9LAF9SP

The pair that I am wearing is the ELLEN 3COLOR GRAY and you can pick them up on their website.

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Review: White Milk Cushion (3CE)

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So many people have been talking about 3CE’s new White Milk line and I was so happy that BB Cosmetic gave me the opportunity to try and review these products. Before receiving them, I had actually not looked into their products aside from the (super cute) packaging. I don’t regularly use any of 3CE’s products but I do love their lip colours – intense pigmentation and trendy packaging. Personally, I’m a little hesitant about using their base products or skin care, only because 3CE is a trend brand and (from what I know) operates as a sub-brand of fashion label Stylenanda. I’m generally very hesitant about brands that do not specialise in skin care but choose to dabble.

For the sake of this review though (and the fact that this really is super cute), I decided why not! Let’s give it a go and find out whether my concerns are true or not.

If you want to buy the 3CE White Milk Cushion, you can get 8% off your purchase with my coupon code: QAL3F6ZA8YZ

Below is the cover of the cushion. I love the simple illustration; from a design perspective, it has a lot of personality and really helps to tie in their entire collection. The packaging is plastic and looks a little basic, but is actually quite sturdy. I would be a little worried to carry it around all the time but only because I think the white will dirty easily. The casing doesn’t seem fragile at all.

The cover over the cushion is quite firm, so it keeps the product moisture in well. You’ll have to really push it open. The mirror is a little small for my liking, only because I’m used to the IOPE and Clio cushion packing. It’s pretty obvious that the packaging of this product is targeted towards the young and trend conscious. It is minimalist and elegant, but definitely plays into what is ‘in’ right now.

I like it though. It’s exactly my style!

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