[Review] Etude House Fantastic Color Eyes Rose Garden Palette 2015

Friday, September 25, 2015

How cute is this Etude House Fantastic Color Eyes Rose Garden Palette?! With all Etude House products, I'm obsessed with the packaging.... so let's see if what's inside is also just as great!

Let's get to the breakdown...

This palette is not only cute, but light and slim. Great for travel! Also, it has a functional mirror inside, which is always a definite plus!
The shades in this palette is exactly what's trendy in Korea right now! Koreans love nice peachy, pink, and coral colors because it makes you look cute and fresh. Also, most of the time when you apply these types of colors, it doesn't weigh down your face! Instead, it makes everything look brighter. So I'm pretty happy with these shades. I'd also like to add, it's nice to see a good mix of mattes, shimmers, and glitters.  
 These shades are all super blendable and apply nicely. It doesn't take too much effort to work with this shades.
 Color Payoff
These eyeshadows are great quality as well! They are smooth and are nice and opaque on the eyes. I also really appreciate the mix in finishes. Sometimes it's hard to find Korean brands doing this (especially with matte shades!). Like I mentioned above, there's a nice range of shimmers, mattes, and glitters. The shades below (from right to left) are: Juliette (shimmer), Honey Bouquet (glitter), Antique Touch (shimmer), Hand Tied (matte), Vintage Rose (shimmer), and My Girl (matte) 
I used this palette in my Korean one brand tutorial, so check it out if you want to see this palette in action!

Packaging: *****
Shades: ****
Blendability: *** (and a half) 
Color Payoff: ****
Overall: ****

Beauteque September BB Bag: Soothing Spa

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

This post will be a review of Beauteque's September BB Bag, which is themed as "Soothing Spa"! Sounds amazing right?! Well, I'm actually pretty excited to share with you guys what's in the bag because there are definitely some interesting things in this bag.
Just a quick backstory, I've done a couple review of Beauteque in the past, so if check those out if you're interested! Beauteque is a subscription bag service that sends you asian beauty products every month! I personally love the idea of this, because you get to try products you might not have picked out yourself and it's more affordable than buying the products individually. Plus, if you find a product you like in particular, you can buy the individual product on their website! So Beauteque Monthly is where you can find the subscription serve and Beauteque is where you can find the individual products.

Let's get to the breakdown...

These bags always include a card inside that has the theme of the bag, an explanation of the products, and how much they're valued at!

 The Saem Mint Jungle Foot Cream ($12 value)
This stuff is so nice! My heels have been so dry since I've been wearing sandals a lot, so I definitely need a product like this! This is a nice, thick cream that has a wonderful tingly sensation. Talk about refreshing!
 Aritaum Aloe No Wash Cleansing Water ($22 value)
I love aloe products and these type of cleansing waters are awesome. This removes your makeup quick and easy and there's no need to rinse afterwards! What is this good for? If you're traveling, aren't by a sink, or are just feeling lazy, you can use this to quickly remove your makeup and cleanse your skin! Super convenient!!
 Inner Kallia Special Care Modeling Pack ($6 value)
This is the coolest product in the bag! I've never tried a mask like this! It was so fun. As you can see in my video, it dries on your skin and you peel if off! Unlike other peeling masks, this does not feel like you're ripping your skin off. I've had peeling masks that make me feel like I'm waxing my face when I'm removing them. This just comes right off! 
Modeling Pack Bowl with Stirrer ($5 value)
This is for the mask above! Since you have to mix the mask with water, you can use this bowl and spatula to mix it in... they think of everything. haha
 Acqua Gems Herbal Soothing Cream ($18 value)
Evidently, you can use this pretty much everywhere. It's a super nourishing product that absorbs right into the skin. I read on the card you can use this on your hands... I have really dry hands from washing them so much so thank goodness! This makes my cuticles nice and pretty :) 
 Secret Key Secret Kiss Holic Pigment in Glittering Gold ($8 value)
When I opened the bag, I was so happy to see this! I actually own one of these but in a different color and I LOVE it! These are so sparkly and beautiful and I love the color range! 
 Travel Bag
Finally, there's the bag! I'm going to Korea (tonight actually) and I'm going to use this to put all my electronic cords/chargers in! I love the colors of the bag... my favorite colors: pink and teal :D

So there you go! So grab yourself one and we can all have our own spa day :D haha. Hope you're all doing well!


[Review] Etude House V-Line Slim Maker Shade Powder

Monday, September 21, 2015

Today I'll be review the Etude House V-Line Slim Maker in #1 Sun Gold/Wood Brown. I got this in my PrettyLilFace Haul and I thought this little gem deserved a formal review!

Let's get to the breakdown...

This is an Etude House product. So obviously, I love the packaging. It's also nice and slim with a nice mirror so it's great for travel. It even comes with a brush (which I didn't picture :( ) 
This is a great shading powder for those of you who have fair skin or who are looking for something that is low maintenance. I say this because it's not the darkest or most obvious shading powder. However, this ends up being great because it's build-able. So you can add more for a more obvious contoured look, or apply it normally and get a great daily look. You don't have to worry about being to heavy-handed or looking muddy. Also, the highlighter is beautiful. So natural and doesn't have obvious chunks of glitter. I wish the swatches did this product more justice but since this was swatched on my hand (which is much darker than my face) the contour blended in with my skin. I've used this is tutorials though so if you're dying to see it in action, check them out :)
As long as you have a primer and a long-lasting foundation, this will last all day. This is because, or course, if your foundation wears off, this will have nothing to stick to! 
This powder is very smooth so I love that about this powder :) Goes onto the skin nicely and doesn't look blotchy!
Shade: ****
 Consistency: ****
Overall: ****