Korean Beauty Haul 2015

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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!

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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.

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If you guys have seen my terribly outdated skincare routine video (please don’t watch me overwork my skin LOL I’ve drastically changed my routine now) – I raved a little about the Etude House Mascara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).

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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!

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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.

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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!

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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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Innisfree No-Sebum Mineral Powder Comparison – Compact vs Loose Powder

It isn’t Makeup Monday, but I got sick of seeing words alone on Daydreamt’s homepage hahaha.  So.  I recently purchased the Too Cool for School BB Foundation Lunch Box, and along with this, I made a sort of repurchase of my favourite powder by Korean cosmetic brand, Innisfree – the Innisfree No-Sebum Mineral Powder – BUT this time in Loose Powder form, rather than the Mineral Pact.

Innisfree No-Sebum & Too Cool For School

At first I thought the Powder was a little overhyped for what it did, but I don’t often hit pan on my products so clearly does something right.  I like how it is translucent and it also brightens my skin.  I love my Mineral Pact (shown below) – with it’s very finely milled powder which does a good job of setting my heavy under-eye concealer and base makeup.

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I was going to repurchase it, but because I couldn’t find anywhere on the Internet that pointed out the differences between the Powder and Pact: they look very similar, with the same basic packaging and the same apparent ingredients: “with Jeju natural mineral and natural originated mint” – so I decided to give the loose powder a go and give you guys a comparison.  It was $AUD 10.99 on Ebay (5 grams, ~$2.20 per gram) – just a little cheaper than the Pact which I found for $AUD 13 (8.5 gram, ~$1.50 per gram).  This means that the Pact is actually more bang for your buck, but outright you will be paying slightly more for it.

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Innisfree No-Sebum Mineral Powder

Packaging: First of all, a lot of things are similar when it comes to the packaging of the products – the color of the container and the fact that it comes with a really lovely powder puff with the Innisfree label.  Innisfree does a great job at keeping their packaging minimalist and clean.

The clearest difference is the fact that the Powder does not have the mirror that the Pact does – and for some this may only be a small difference, but for me this is a bit disappointing.  The Pact mirror is possibly my most oft-used compact mirror because when you’re at the powder stage, it’s good to take a final close look at your makeup to ensure nothing is creased or unblended.  Also, mirrors that come with say, eye shadows or blushes, almost always end up messy and covered in fall-out product.  But the mineral pact mirror is protected by the powder puff and the pressed powder is not very messy or colorful, so the mirror is always pretty clean.

The mineral powder comes in a screw-on container, as opposed to a snap on lid like the pact.  This makes sense for a loose powder, since no one wants fallen powder anywhere if for some reason the container is dropped.

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Innisfree No-Sebum Mineral Powder

The product is dispensed through the typical few holes in the container which allows a little bit of product out at a time.  I generally shake the closed container with the powder puff inside, to transfer some product onto the puff to use it.  The pact is a little more straightforward, just allowing you to rub the product onto the puff directly.

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Innisfree No-Sebum Mineral Powder
Product: In terms of the product itself, it’s hard to identify a real difference.  It’s the same, finely-milled translucent powder in a loose form – and the powder does well to set your makeup and prevent too much shininess. The loose powder seems to be somewhat finer, but the difference is not very noticeable.

On it’s own, used to lessen shininess, I have to say that it does not last all day so it will require touching up.

The product feels very light and not at all cakey – sometimes when I use heavier powders, I feel uncomfortable applying it to my skin, but this product feels so light on my skin that I don’t feel like it’s going to clog my pores or anything like that at all.

It also claims not to contain 6 common causes of skin irritation: Parabens, Talc, Artificial Fragrances, Animal Ingredients, Artificial Colors and Mineral Oil, so I’d assume it’s good for sensitive skin.

Overall:  I really like the powder overall and definitely recommend it to anyone who is in the market for a good, low priced and non-irritating setting powder.  If picking between the two products, I would probably go with the pact because of the mirror and the ease of using it… but it depends on the medium you’re using to apply it.

If you use a kabuki brush, then the loose powder is better because it is easier to get the product without digging into the pact.  If you use the powder puff, the pact is much easier and less messy to use.



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Video: Hair Care Faves

Posted on 02-12-2013 | Tags: , , , , ,

It’s been a while since I posted… ages actually.  I decided to take a break from pretty much everything after exams finished but I’m back now :)  The weather is nice, yay!  It was always quite a pain to film on cold days because I couldn’t even get myself out of bed LOL.

Anyway my latest video is about my Hair Care routine/favourites & how I keep the ends of my bleached hair healthy!

Korea post soon, LOL. Yeah, I’m still doing those… hahaha.


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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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