Korean Beauty Haul 2015


My website is finally back up again, and I have changed my webhost so hopefully I don’t have any problems this time

So, you guys know I love Korean makeup and skin care – last time I did a Korean beauty haul post, I went absolutely crazy with the purchases.  I actually had some Korean won left over from my trip in 2013, so my friends Calene and David kindly offered to spend it for me on their trip to Korea (especially since I have no idea when/if I’ll be going back :().  So huge thanks to them for running around Korea for me!

I’ve only included the Korean branded products in this haul, I’ll be doing a MAC lipstick mini-haul and review later, along with reviews or first impressions of each of these (and hopefully a video LOL) :D  Now onto the products!



When I poured out all the products onto my bed upon first opening, I was immediately drawn to how beautiful the packaging was on this!  I actually had no idea that Mamonde was having a limited edition version of their Cover Powder Cushion, but I’m really happy that they were because this is probably my favourite product of the haul, purely based on visuals alone.  IRL it looks even prettier because it’s kind of shimmery, PLUS it came with an extra cushion!

This is the Mamonde x Marymond limited edition version of the cover powder cushion, in shade 23 Natural Beige.  More info & swatches will be in my review next time.


If you guys have seen my terribly outdated skincare routine video (please don’t watch me overwork my skin LOL I’ve drastically changed my routine now) – I raved a little about the Etude House Mascara Cleaner.  Well the packaging has certainly changed since 2013 and it now has a grey lid – but I’m hoping the product is the same (or better – if they can make it so that it doesn’t sting the eyes)!

The Dr. Mascara Fixer has been pretty raved about online so I had to try it!  This is the Perfect Lash version (pink/red) – there is also a lengthening one which I will probably purchase online, if I love this one.

Daydreamt-Wonderpore-02Last time I went to Korea, my friends both Calene and Jess purchased huge bottles of the Etude House Wonder Pore Freshener, and at that time I didn’t buy it because I had already gone ridiculously over budget.  But I finally get to try it now!  I am notoriously bad about being consistent with my use of toner/essence so we will see how this goes.

(P.S. I super love how this photo turned out because the Wonder Pore looks so glossy and like it could pop out of the screen, but that might just be me LOL)

I received the Skin Food Green Gram Cleansing Foam as a gift from David’s family friend in 2013, and I had no idea that I would love it as much as I do now.  IMO the Green Gram Cleansing Foam is far better than the Egg Pore one, so I was so sad to hear that it has been discontinued!

Luckily, Calene and David found it in a pack thing with the (I’m guessing, new?  ’cause I saw a CF on Youtube) Andes Salt 0.9 Moist Essence & Cream.  I was in a very yolo mood so they bought it for me, even though it was quite a bit more expensive than the Cleansing Foam alone – so we will see how my skin fairs with the 0.9 set (so far so good though).


I have reviewed the Etude House Cookie Blush before – and later decided I liked it, so I am now the owner of the same blush in a peachy shade (#10).  Hopefully this doesn’t make me look too yellow-y!


I’ve purchased a 3CE lipstick before and thought the colour was very pigmented so I wanted to give their new line a try!  This is the 3CE Lip Colour in Tell the Truth.  A pink lippie with an orangey undertone.


I can’t get enough of trying out new primers and this one was really intriguing because it claims to be able to be used on it’s own OR with other makeup.  I’ve read some good things about this so I’m excited to give it a go!



Too Cool For School has yet to impress me, but after seeing everyone rave about Artclass by Rodin, I really wanted to try it, especially since my Urban Decay Naked Flushed contour has hit pan.  Swatches soon!

That’s all for my Korean beauty haul.  I have a heap more pics but they will be in the individual product reviews/impressions posts.

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Video: Japanese Beauty Haul

Posted on 24-08-2014 | Tags: , , , ,

So I wasn’t actually planning on uploading this video first, but it just didn’t make sense to upload the video I just filmed ahead of this one (which I filmed months ago LOL).

In retrospect, I apologise for my awkwardness! It’s nearly impossible to find a time where I am at home alone, where no one is making noises or interrupting me so I’m speaking pretty quietly. Oh well, can’t do much about it now

Since then I’ve tried out most of the products, so I’ll go through them briefly here:

Products Mentioned
  • Dolly Wink Black Mascara – 02 Volume: Has fast become my absolute favourite mascara, and I cannot say any more good things about it. It holds a curl perfectly and the brush is fantastic for my wimpy asian lashes.



  • Dolly Wink Liquid Eyeliner – Interestingly, having tried Clio’s Kill Black & K-Palettes 24hr Tattoo liquid liners as well, I noticed some difference between them. The Dolly Wink eyeliner has a much softer brush than the other two, and I find this makes it more difficult to control. But the formula is great, probably beating both the Clio and the K-Palette because it’s darker and doesn’t crack at all (although the other two hardly crack either tbh).



  • Dolly Wink False Eyelashes: Softest falsies I have ever tried.


Hope you enjoyed the video! Next week I’ll be posting a CC Cream Comparison video. As always, if you have any suggestions for videos let me know and I’ll take them into consideration

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(Korea) Huge Makeup & Skincare Haul

Posted on 22-07-2013 | Tags: , , , , , ,

As you guys know, I went to Korea with the intention of splurging the money I worked over the Summer for on Korean skincare and makeup!  I really went nuts, tbh.  LOL.  So much so that I was a bit worried about the budget by the end of the day… but luckily I wasn’t that far out of my allocated budget anyway hehehe.

I actually have two more Etude House lipsticks which I didn’t include, a Skin Food lipstick, two more Clio Eyeliners, an extra Aloe jar and I also took out the makeup I’m giving away as gifts to friends and relatives.  This is purely my Korean makeup haul, but I also purchased 4 Mac Lipsticks (they’re like, half the price in Korea!) and a Shiseido eyelash curler.

Korean Makeup Haul

All the purchases~ (the Marc Jacobs was already on my dresser)


The free samples & face masks I’m keeping

Top Row: Tony Moly Tomatox Massage Pack, Laneige Water Sleeping Pack, Banila Co CC Cream, Face Shop Velvet Skin Primer, Etude House Lip & Eye Remover
Bottom Row: Skin Food Black Sugar Mask, Nature Republic Aloe Vera Gel, Innisfree Lip Concealer

Top Row: Face Shop CC Cream, Banila Co Purity Primer, Laneige Water Bank Mineral Skin Mist, Etude House Goodbye Pore Ever Primer, Etude House Liner Remover Stick
Bottom Row: Peripera Nail Polish, Laneige Water Bank Eye Gel

Innisfree Eco Gel Liner in Black & Brown, Clio Expresso Waterproof Pencil Gel Liner, Clio Kill Black Liquid Liner (Limited Edition pack)

In Focus: Nature Republic Moist Steam Cream


Top Row: Innisfree No-Sebum Mineral Pact, Skinfood Green Gram Cleanser, Tony Moly Water Jelly Tint, Etude House Color My Brows, Innisfree Green Tea Eye Pure Eye Cream
Bottom Row: Innisfree Dark Circle Concealer, Etude House Perfect Brow Kit, Skin Food Sugar Bebe Cookie Blusher No.3

In focus: Innisfree Jeju Volcanic Pore Clay Mask, Innisfree Jeju Volcanic Pore Liquid Nose Pack


Not mentioned (but pictured): Etude House brushes

I’ll be doing reviews very soon!  Sorry for the poor quality, my room’s lighting sucks :C

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