I have been on a hunt lately for a dense, pigmented lip balm. As I mentioned in my haul video (and as I seem to mention all the time lately), my skin has been extremely dry from the weather and my lips are no different. Chapped lips don’t look very nice and are hard to apply lip colour on but, worst of all, they seriously hurt! Cracking lips and dry skin are the bane of my existence in this strange Australian weather.
When I first saw the Sugar Tint Balm on RoseRoseShop, I knew that I had to try them. The real difficulty though, was choosing which ones. This product comes in a range of eight colours, four of which are available on the website (at the time of writing) so I ended up going with two – a darker, berry pink (#07 Grape Jam) and a light peach shade (#05 Pink Macaroon).
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.
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.
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.
You guys have probably seen this cushion featured a number of times on my instagram and finally, I’m going to be doing a review! This is from my previous RoseRoseShop haul and is actually a product that I received incorrectly – they have since replaced and sent me the correct Ampoule Cushion to me. However, this doesn’t mean that I can’t test it out, of course.
The package come in a relatively large box and contained a refill and a primer (the pink bottle) in addition to the cushion and a sponge (one sponge, no extra). I was quite impressed with the packaging because it was very sturdy and it looked really classy, and I don’t expect much less from Clio, to be honest. It was the first time that I saw the refill in the form of a bottle though so, when it’s time for a refill, I’ll definitely let people know how I go with that.
Please note that, although I am linking back to RoseRoseShop, this is not a sponsored review and I bought this product with my own money as part of my previous massive (and a little bit irresponsible) haul.
As a blogger, I feel like I am so lucky to be able to work with people who also love what I love – Asian beauty products and quality service. For this upcoming post, I have been sent a package from BB Cosmetic of some of their top selling products to review. While I will be leaving the real, in-depth information for the individual posts, this is going to be a review of my experience with BB Cosmetic in general (as well as showing you the goodies that I was sent).
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I foundBB Cosmetic through another blogger’s instagram posts and, after checking their website, was immediately drawn to the wide variety of brands that they carry. Of course, once again, they don’t have everything in every brand, but I find that they seem to carry a lot of trendier brands or even smaller brands that are not as easily accessible internationally (more expensive brands like VDL come to mind, as well as Laniege). When I emailed them, I spoke to Chloe who was very polite and helpful with great English skills too! After talking to her, I expressed my interest in products from 3CE, Too Cool For School and VDL – brands which I saw often in Korea but not so much now that I am back in Sydney.
I’m so excited because, after talking to them, Chloe said that they would be sending out these products for me to test!
So aside from these really exciting things that they’ve sent me, let’s talk about their website and services (the product reviews can come later).
I’m doing another review! I’m probably a bit more excited than I should have been. This is the IOPE air cushion pact that I bought from RoseRoseShop. I’ve been wanting to try this since seeing a friend of mine crazily bulk buy this for her and her sister back when we were living in Seoul. I hadn’t gotten around to it though, mostly because I’m very happy with my MISSHA bb cream and because this is (relatively) pricier than another brands. Since having a rather lacklustre experience with another bb cream cushion, I decided to finally test this one out.
From my friend’s advice, I bought the natural cover version, which is meant to give a medium, buildable coverage that is suitable for achieving a dewy look. The IOPE cushion is rated one of the best and is supposed to be really great for dry skin (as it applies quite moist). The cover version, which may be preferred by those who are more prone to acne or have scarring, is said to have a more matte finish which is what I didn’t like about my previous THEFACESHOP cushion.
Oh my goodness, guys. Look at this – I’m at it again. I keep telling myself that I should really space out my haul posts (because I even have three videos filmed to go on YouTube) but I really didn’t want to hold back on this. You see, the longer I don’t post about it, the longer I have to stop myself from using this stuff… and that’s really hard.
Today’s haul is a little smaller than the previous but still substantial. This is part of my Kbeauty Haul and is from iBuyBeauti, usually called IBBI. The store was recommended to me by Sophia who had ordered from them quite a few times before. The best thing, of course, is that they have free shipping for purchases over $50 and, honestly… it’s really easy to buy more than fifty bucks, haha!
Their prices are a little bit higher than RRS to accommodate for the free shipping, but they’re the best option if you’re looking to buy only a few things (around $50 – $100 in total) or if you’re buying even less than $50 and want to team up with your friends to do a bulk order.
Now, let’s have a look at what I bought! I’ll put down the names but won’t do a review of (most) things because I’ll save that for individual posts later on.
When I made my last massive purchase at RoseRoseShop (haul video to come soon) I couldn’t stop myself from picking up Rosy Tint Lips from Etude House’s &Rose Collection. I use quite a few different Etude House products, partly because I’m an absolute sucker for their pink princess paradise style packaging and that they’re very affordable, which makes it easy for me to try new things without the guilty smack to my wallet.
These lip tints looked so cute and I loved the creamy texture that was promised from the product photos. As I had trouble picking what colours I wanted (which happens all the time – Sophia realised that it’s reflected in the way that I shop. I can never choose between colours so I just grab everything and decide later on, which I think is a bit like sweeping the issue under the rug), I got three!
I’m the type of person who doesn’t have as many friends as people sometimes think I do. In fact, I can somewhat consider myself an extroverted introvert. It takes me a long time to really be comfortable around someone and, oftentimes, I prefer to spend my weekends alone.
Last weekend though, as people saw from my #ootd post, I spent the weekend with my friend Sophia! We had taken some photos together, ate good food and did some online shopping (there is a massive make up haul coming your way) but we also spent a night filming something fun for my Youtube channel.
I’m personally a little appalled at the mess I look and came to the realisation that I sound (and look) very strange on video. However, the entire thing is so much fun that I can’t help but share it. Here it is everyone! I hope you enjoy.
Hi everyone! So it looks like I finally had the courage to film and post my first Youtube video – it’s kind of a long time coming. For my first one, I decided to go simple and show how I do my day-to-day make up. This look was solidified over the past year or so and is heavily influenced by the trends and styles that I saw while I was living in South Korea. It focuses on a clean, youthful style that is suitable for school, outings and work. I did darken the eye makeup slightly though, something which was more suitable now that I’m back in Sydney!
The video will be at the end of this post but, first, let me talk about my favourite products from this tutorial.