Etude House Dreaming Swan Collection

9/21/2015




Let me start this by post by thanking everyone for entering my giveway and for all the support. Since school starts today, I've been working on preparing more posts in order to not leave the blog without posts. I finally found my muse so I shall take advantage of it right?
As for today's post, I believe everyone around here knows how much I love Etude House as a brand. I mean, they are affordable, the quality is good and the packaging is probably the cutest thing I ever had the chance to encounter. So when their Dreaming Swan collection was launch I obviously fell in love and decided to snatch a few items to try out. And yes, I'm totally keeping the boxes...How couldn't I? I'll probably try to find a way of using them as decor pieces.

But before I start to talk about the products, let me talk you a bit the Dreaming Swan collection. The collection was developed by Etude House and Kerrie Hess - who happens to do various illustrations to fashion magazines and other brands. And let's say that both match perfectly.
The collection had various items - cushion cases, face powder, blushes, highlighters, a brush and of course lipsticks. From all the items I got myself 4 items t try.


Starting with the face products, I got myself one of their cushion cases - not only because it's gorgeous but because I really wanted to try a BB cushion for the longest time. The case is made of sturdy plastic and contrary to what I though initially, the design is printed directly on the case instead of being a sticker. That made me quite happy since I was scared that if it was in fact a sticker, it would come off with time.
I also got myself their Dreaming Swan Veiling Pact which is their version of something like the Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder - it makes my skin look amazing with my makeup and it's one of my go-to products o whenever I have special events. Although I would be extra careful with the product since it's a bit fragile and might break quite easily. Besides that I really like - it provides a gorgous glow to skin while keeping the oiliness away.




From this collection I also got myself one of their lipsticks in PK023 , which is a very neon Pinky Coral. The shade and the packaging are gorgeous but sadly, I'm quite sad with the product itself. Usually Etude House lipsticks are quite moisturising and really easy to wear and apply. With this one I need to have my lips fully moisturised, without any dry patch and I need to apply a lip liner all over my lips other wise it will sink into the fine lines of my lips and look really bad. It's also a bit drying on my lips. But keep in mind that I only got this shade so I don't know if it's something just related to this shade or if it's something constant to all the range. 
Lately but not least at all, I also got a Shine Volumer, which the same as a highlighter. This little guy can be used in the inner corners - which is what I do most of the times and I like it in that way - or as a typical highlighter. It can also be used as eyeliner. The only thing I don't like is the applicator since I can't apply it on my cheeks or on my eyes since it's too big for that. I got myself shade 3 Glowing Tutu. 

Overall, I'm really happy with all of the products. You can still snatch them at Etude.com and online stores like Jolse.com and Beautynetkorea.com. 

I hope you guys liked this post and let me ask you, have seen their latest collection? I really like some of their lip shades but I'll probably pass it. But their nail polishes look really nice. Thank you very much for reading and take care! 

Too Faced Natural Matte Palette Giveaway!

9/18/2015


Hello Hello!!
Like I said in my previous post, I have a small treat for you guys!
I know I've been a litte bit off from the blog, but that's mostly because I a a perfectionist and I like when things are as perfect as I can get ( a example of that is my blog layout that gets changed every 3 months or so...)
Still, the blog had it's second anniversary in August, my birthday was this week and it's the back to school season. With all of that in my mind I decided to givewat the Too Faced Natural Matte Palette which is perfect for everyday use, night time and complements any shimmery palette or eyeshadows you might already own.





I didn't open the palette because I want the person who wins this to do it herself ( I almost thought about it in order to take photos but..it would be quite bad in my opinion. But here are some photos of the box and of course, if you want to check how the colours look you can head over to Too Faced's Website  to check it out. 

The Giveway is international and in ends in November 30th. 
All you have to do is to fill the widgets form. The only mandatory entry is to follow me via Blogger or Bloglovin ( both links can be found on the right side of the blog, although I'll leave my Bloglovin link here just in case. 

So participate and be sure to tell me what type of posts you would like to see here! I have already a couple prepared but I always like to know your opinion!
Take care and Good Luck!

 



Too Faced Natural Matte Palette Giveway

22 Years? 22 Random things about myself

9/16/2015

So...Apparenly Yeasterday was my birthday! How cool is that. The day was spent with family and two of my closest friends. Quite Nice.
Last year I made a really sentimental post about life and everything. This year I decided to keep things a bit more cool I decided to share 22 random things about myself. So grab some popcorn and enjoy this bit of randomness!
 

1. I never dated anyone.  Like, no one. And no, I don't live under a rock.
2. I can be quite shy but I can be quite outgoing and social as well. All depends on the people I'm surrounded.
3.I'm super picky with food. Like seriously picky.
4. I've attended two courses of Architecture and I left both of them. They're just not for me.
5. I've studdied Chinese for a year and I really want to study it again.
6. I used to have tons of complexes with my face because of acne. I used to think about myself as someone lesser. Bullying also helped a lot.
7. I've grown a heavy chunk of confidence and sarcasm that nowadays allows me to just tell people to "effing" themselves whenever they try to down me in other for them to feel okay.
8. I hate bullies. Like a lot.
9. I am yet to understand why I liked my first crush.
10.I'm a coockie monster.
11. I used to hate sports class. Nowadays I do workouts at home.
12. I love stuff from Nici.
13. Donghae is my bias from Super Junior and I don't know what I'll do when he gets in the Army.
14. I'm not that ready for school.
15.  Although everyone hates it, I really enjoyed playing Assassin's Creed Unity
16. My imagination can be quite scary. Like, anything can trigger another idea in my head.
17. I love chocolate.
18. I don't really have a favourite song, mostly because my taste changes with time. But some musics stay strong in my heart.
19. I don't really spend too much time studdying at home. I'm usually sure that I pay attention in class and that helps me more than anything.
20. I still regret trying to get into architecture. It was just a waste of time.
21. I'm a sucker for Italian food, specially Pasta.
22. I've thought about leaving the blog more than once during the past year. I'm glad I didn't

So, here are my random facts. I probably could do something better.
No worries, I'm working on a few reviews and on an upcoming special post. Stay Tuned and take care!

Fresh and Polished look to school

9/06/2015

Before you all ask, yes I decided to change the look of the blog again. But this time I finally have things like I always wanted to and I was able to add a menu under my banner. I also added a About Page, Contact and Resource Credit page where I present myself, present my business contact and give credit to the resources I used to create this blog look. I'm really proud of how this turn out, even if I had to spend like 2 to 3 hours working on designs and coding. The only thing I might adjust in the future is to center the blog post name and maybe build a different signature to the posts. But yes, I'm really, really happy about this theme. It looks more polished, happy and...professional? ( not really, but let's pretend it is)
Also, I'm on a blog post product spree. I have at least other 5 posts ready to be written and scheduled, which is nice since school is going to start in less than 2 weeks. I can't believe I'll be back to the crazy routine of classes, drama and everything. But hey, I was also kinda missing it.
And with that in mind, I decided to share 5 products that can make us look fresh and polished and ready for the day without spending too much time on it - because we all love to spend those extra 5 to 10 minutes sleeping. Or pretending to.

Concealer is magic
Unless you have to many skin problems - and believe me, I also used to so I totally understand you - my recommendation goes to concealer. You can concealer the dark circles, occasional spots and correct some more reddish areas of your face. But if you feel that it's too little for you, my recommendation is to get a nice BB cream. You are free to do whatever you want but, personally I believe school isn't the place to wear heavy make up. Specially if you spend 8+ hours outside your comfort zone.

Powder does the difference
Even if you are just using concealer, using a powder to set everything is something to keep in mind. Of course, if you want something with a bit more coverage you can always use something like a Powder foundation, which will help you covering a bit more but keeping at the same time the fresh and healthy vibe.

Blushing those Cheek Bones
Blush can make a huge difference to a look. Weather you go for a powder or matte blush, is all up to you. Although I have to say that I would be a bit careful with the shade selection and how heavy you apply it. On another situation, rocking a more "BAM" blush shouldn't be a problem, but for daily wear, something more toned down is okay. But again, if you want to rock a "BAM" blush, just do it. ( unless it's forbid in your school/campus. There's no need to get into trouble because of a blush shade)

Mascara to Wake Up those Lashes
Weather you want or not to do a full eye look is up to you. I decided to leave out that because it really depends on the person and how comfortable they are with that and how much time they have. The same applies to Eyeliner. Now Mascara is that simple thing that can make a huge difference. Find your perfect and favourite mascara and rock it every day. You'll see the difference in your eyes. Literally.

Lipstick to a pop of colour
Or moisture. I went for a lipstick that moisturises at the same time but in reality, it really depends on what you want and like. There are days were I like a really bold matte colour ( In the University there aren't major problems with that). But again. if you are in an environment where you can't do that, you can always use a lip balm or a more toned down lipstick. Just be comfortable with that.

These are some ideas I have, but seriously just do what makes you happy. If you like to do a more heavy make up do it. If you think you just need concealer for your dark circles or no make up at all, it's also fine. Just be happy.
Thank you for reading! Do you have any other recommendation for the school time? be sure to leave it!Take care!

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