All About Eyeliner – Asian Eyeliner Review

Posted on 16-09-2013 | Tags: , , , , ,

Hi guys! This week I have a pretty long video because I decided to review and discuss my preferred eyeliner types and also brief reviews on the eyeliners I have purchased in Korea, and tried from Japan.

I’ll be posting reviews of each individual product in depth over the next few weeks, so stayed tuned for those! In the mean time, you can watch my All About Eyeliner kind of review. Hope you guys like it! I filmed it on a good day, in my living room. I think it’s definitely a lot neater but unfortunately the living room is usually way too noisy for me to film in.

Products Mentioned
Gelspresso Waterproof Pencil Gel Liners – Clio
#5 Star Purple, #1 Beige Shine, #6 Metallic Silver , #4 Dark Choco

Eco Gel Liner – Innisfree
Backstage Gel Liner in Black – Tony Moly

Liquid Eyeliner in Kill Black – Clio
24 Hr Tattoo Liquid Liner – K-Palette (CLICK FOR AN INCREDIBLY OLD REVIEW)

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(Korea) Skincare Hits & Misses – July

Posted on 05-08-2013 | Tags: , , , ,

Hi guys!  I was planning to do a tutorial this week instead of another talking video, but it just didn’t turn out right so instead I’ve got a Skincare “hits & misses” video for you haha.  For some reason the volume of my voice sounds fine when I’m editing, but then when I upload on yt, it seems too quiet.  Oh well, still learning.  Hope you guys like it.

Korean Skincare Hits & Misses

Products MentionedHitsMisses
Aloe Vera Gel – Nature Republic ~4200KRW (~ 4AUD)

Moist Steam Cream – Nature Republic 15500KRW (~ 15AUD)

Green Tea Pure Eye Cream – Innisfree 20000KRW (~ 19AUD)

Water Sleeping Pack_EX – Laneige 25000KRW (~ 24AUD)

Water Bank Eye Gel – Laneige (Lost the receipt :C)

Water Bank Mineral Skin Mist – Laneige (Lost the receipt – but I think it was about 15000KRW?)

Paper Face Masks – Innisfree 950KRW (90c AUD)

Aloe Vera Gel – Nature Republic
~4200KRW (~ 4AUD)
This gel is light, non-sticky and hydrating.  Great for dry skin, and the amount of product you get for the price is amazing!

Moist Steam Cream – Nature Republic
15500KRW (~ 15AUD)
Use it after putting on moisturiser/lotion.  It feels like velvet on the skin and it tightens the skin as well.  It is toted as excellent for sensitive skin as it is free of paraben, talcs, surfactant, mineral oil, benzen alcohol & artificial color.  However, it does contain fragrance.

Green Tea Pure Eye Cream – Innisfree
20000KRW (~ 19AUD)
Didn’t feel any -amazing- effects of this eye cream, but it did hydrate the skin around eyes without drying my eyes.

Water Bank Mineral Skin Mist – Laneige
(Lost the receipt – but I think it was about 15000KRW?)
Excellent for hot & humid weather, does well to hydrate and refresh the skin.

Water Sleeping Pack_EX – Laneige
25000KRW (~ 24AUD)
Often raved about, but broke me out ;C

Water Bank Eye Gel – Laneige
(Lost the receipt :C)
Makeup Alley reviews are fairly positive, but dried my eyes.

Paper Face Masks – Innisfree
950KRW (90c AUD)
Broke me out/caused a reaction

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(Korea) Review: Primer Comparison

Posted on 27-07-2013 | Tags: , , , ,

Hi guys! So it’s a bit early for Makeup Monday, but this is my makeup post for the week haha. It’s a review of two primers I purchased in Korea! I’ve finally, finally uploaded a video and while it isn’t perfect (I WAS NERVOUS AND I THINK YOU CAN TELL LOL) I’m proud to take the first step into making videos haha.

Next time I’ll try to be more upbeat and less nervous.

Anyway, there’s some text at the bottom so it’s best to turn off the captions by pressing the little CC button

Review: The Face Shop Velvet Skin vs. Banila Co. Purity

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Products MentionedWhy Use a Primer?Sensitive Skin?Where to buy in Australia
I purchased 2 primers in Korea, or 3 if you count the Etude House “Goodbye Pore Ever”, but since it’s quite a small tube I don’t feel like it’s in the same category.

Velvet Skin Face It Primer The Face Shop 14900KRW (~ 14AUD)

Purity Prime Primer Banila Co. 22000KRW (~ 21AUD)

I think I got some discounts in-store though, but I can’t find the receipts :c

Anyway, in terms of Western primers, couldn’t bare to fork out $30-$40 bucks on a higher brand primer, so I’ve only ever tried the Australis Primer, which got some good reviews. I wasn’t really a fan, though. Especially after trying the two primers I bought in Korea- the matte feeling you get after applying them is much nicer than the watery application of other primers.

Not only do they make your makeup go on smoother and last longer, but I’ve also noticed that it also makes it a lot easier to remove at the end of the day using a makeup remover. Usually I have to be a little harsh with my skin during makeup removal but with a primer it easily glides off with a saturated cotton pad!

That means that in the long run, you’ll be gentler with your skin and it will show Both of these primers work really well, it just depends on what you’re looking for.

Purity Prime Primer – Banila Co Ingredients
There was no English translation of the ingredient list, and I don’t think it will be accurate if I try to list them all out with the help of my Korean friend David LOL So I will just do a summary of the ingredients. Special thanks to David for helping me translate!

Purity contains a lot of natural oils, such as orange peel oil and lavender, pine tree extract. These are supposed to soothe your skin.

Free of 7 Irritating Ingredients: Paraben, Artificial Color, Artificial Fragrance, Animal Extract, Benzophenone, Mineral Oil, Artificial Antioxidant

Interestingly, the advertisement also has a test for whether your skin is sensitive. If 3 or more of the following are true, you have sensitive skin:

  • The external environment changes, and you feel your skin is irritated or ichy
  • When you press your forehead with your finger nail, the mark stays for long time
  • when you change make up, you feel sore? or have trouble
  • You can see veins due to thin skin
  • You feel dry skin, or have white ….secretion? (LOL) from your skin

HOWEVER, this primer does contain dimethicone, which means the product sits on top of your skin and can trap oils and cause break outs. But… the purpose of a primer is to provide a barrier on your skin before you put on makeup, so dimethicone is not necessarily a bad thing. I find that it is not a problem for my skin, but some may find it irritating. If you are unsure, cleanse your face well before use to lower the chance of bacteria and oils being trapped under your primer.

Velvet Skin – The Face Shop Ingredients List
Please note that there are a few other dimethicone-based ingredients in the full list, but I did not include them as dimethicone is already listed.

  • Cyclopentasiloxane
  • Cyclohexasiloxane
  • Diproplene Glycol
  • Dimethicone
  • Silca
  • Disterdimonium Hectorite
  • Sodium Chloride
  • Propelene Carbonate
  • Phenoxyethanol
  • Methylparaben
  • Alpapha-Isomethyl Ionone
  • Butylohenyl Methyl Propional
  • Citronellol
  • Fragrance
  • Linalool
  • Benzyl Slicylate
  • Limonene
  • Geranoil
Roseroseshop, Gmarket, Ebay or even The Face Shop Australian stores. I think it’s cheaper online though.

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Illutorial & Review: Skinfood Egg White Pore Foam

A while ago I purchased the Skin Food Egg White Pore Foam to try out as a cleanser! Apologies for the weirdly staring, no-makeup face of me. LOL. I actually made this before the eyelash falsie illutorial but didn’t have the guts to share bareface to the world hahaha. But since I created this, and I haven’t had time to do any other Makeup Monday posts for you guys, I’ve decided to post it anyway. #yolo?

This is an illutorial, as well as a review!

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The product smells pretty weird when you first try it, but you do get used to it. After I used it, my skin had a very squeaky kind of feeling. When using it in conjunction with the brush, which exfoliates while you cleanse, my skin felt very clean and light. I highly recommend use with the cleansing brush because the skin feels a lot less rubbery. The formula is fluffy and foamy, after it’s namesake, and it feels very gentle on the skin.

Functionality: There’s definitely a difference in skin elasticity after use; mine felt a lot firmer. After one use, I also felt a difference in the size of my existing pores after a few hours; they are no longer as prominent which is great! I actually have a few larger whiteheads, and while the cleanser didn’t get rid of all of them (nothing seems to work -.-), it definitely refined the texture making them less obvious.

Long-term use: At times I found myself getting little white bumps after using it for a few consistent days in a row, probably because of my sensitive skin. :C However, because of the overall pore reduction it provides, I use this twice or three times a week rather than daily. Deep cleansers aren’t good to use every day anyway.

The effects of the cleanser are really apparent, which is more than I can say for a lot of cleansers, so there’s just no way I can pass this up when considering cleansers in the future.

Overall Breakdown:

The Good:

  • Gentle
  • Clean feeling
  • Skin feels tighter and firmer
  • Felt difference in pore size

The Bad:

  • Scent may not appeal to some
  • Can cause problems for sensitive skin if used daily

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Review: Revlon Colorstay Nail Polish

So today I’ll be reviewing a nail polish I’ve been sporting recently, bought from Chemist Warehouse for I think around… 7 or 8 AUD. That’s at 50% off, too, so usually it’s even more pricy than it already was. It’s the Revlon Colorstay “Long Wear Nail Enamel” in #300 Bare Bones:
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