Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Etude House x Disney New Collection - XOXO Minnie

Hello, folks! :D

*hugs and kisses*
Yeap that's right! Etude House launched new collection with collaboration with Disney!
Specifically, Minnie.

I (Etude House) present you..... *drumroll*
XOXO Minnie - Hugs and Kisses!

Sure there's a lot of new things, isn't it? So cute! I bet Minnie fans are dying for this. But I heard that This is only limited for Korea... I hope I can get them online! Want them! >w<

(I have to say Sulli looks cuter than Krystal by the banner.... Just saying really)

Now, let's break down the list, shall we get started?? ^v^
Fufufufufu I'm so excited.

Let's see. The first up is the XOXO Minnie Any Cushion Case!
Dang it Etude House! You should be releasing the Any Cushion with this case! >_<
So this is really just a case, meant for the refill of the Any Cushion.
This is sold for 10k won. So it's about 100k rupiah or 10 dollars, I guess?
Pricey for 'just case' I think.

Next, Minnie Touch Blusher!
It's a 3 shade blusher, with Minnie on the blush!
You can use it the shade on it's own or mix the three of them~
Just like their famous Lovely Cookie Blusher, this one doesn't come with a mirror...
It's almost as big as the Any Cushion anyway.
This is sold for 15k won, or around 150k rupiah or around 15 dollars.

Next, is Minnie Touch Highlighter
Okay to be honest I don't think this is a highlighter (even though the name is)
I think this is just another color of the blusher. Kind of lilac.
I guess the C part is the highlighter.
It has the exact same packaging and price with the blusher, the fact that only the Minnie cover that's different.

This picture is posted by Etude House on their facebook page and it shows some comparison and combination of the products.
The color sure looks great on the model's skin! B is better than A I guess?

Let's continue. Next up is Look at My Eyes Cafe in Minnie packaging
Nothing much of these, just new color with Minnie packaging I guess. 
Sold for 3500 won each. Or around 35k rupiah or 3.5 dollars

Next is Look at My Eyes Jewel in Minnie Packaging.
 Nothing much here either. New color with Minnie packaging.
The difference between Cafe and Jewel is that the Jewel is more glittery and more shimmer.
It's sold for 5500 won each, or around 55k rupiah or 5.5 dollars

The next is Lash Perm 3 Step Volumecara in Minnie box
I really don't see ANY modification on the mascara tube itself.
All that's different is only the box. Yes the box only..
But tell me if there are any difference on the tube.
This is sold for 13k won, or around 130k or 13 dollars

Next interesting product is Minnie Kissing Lips!
The lipstick has 2 colors. One is the very red, and the other is is a quite eccentric pink with warm undertone I guess. And the lipstick cap is different for each color.
This is sold for 9k won each, or around 90k rupiah or 9 dollars.

Below is the picture posted by Etude House on their facebook page on comparison for each color. 
It turns out that the pink's not THAT bright. But it looks creamy and smooth.

The following is Minnie in the Nails! What a very cute name~
It comes with total 6 colors.
First and second color is plain dark red and that lipstick eccentric pink.
The rest is with Minnie's ribbon, circles, rounds, and Mickey shaped 'decorators' (I have no idea what the name is..)
Somehow it reminds me of their Pink Prism Nail and their Bling in The Sea Nail..
Each sold for 3k won, or around 30k rupiah or 3 dollars

Here's the 'hands-on' picture from Etude House facebook page

The second last item! Minnie in Nail Glitter~

Yea to be honest I never heard a nail glitter before.
I guess this is that 'decorator' I mentioned before xD
So you need to put it above your plain nail polish and finish off with top coat, I suppose.
4 of them looks stunning! With pink, black, white and silver coloured round, Mickey, Minnie's ribbon glitters.
Each sold for 2500 won, or around 25k rupiah or 2.5 dollars.
To be honest I think it's pricey. It's just glitters. Better to get the nail polishes.

Finally! The last but definitely not least! Minnie Wink Lash! (I'm tired of typingggg LOL)
The eyelash both looks natural, not too WOW that looks super fake if used.
There are 2 type, which the first is longer, wider, and fuller. Great for party with natural looking.
Second is shorter and the lash is rarer. Great for everyday use! I think it's for the  lower lashes too.
Sold by pair of course, 3k won for each pair, or around 30k rupiah, or 3 dollars.
Now that's quite cheap while usually good fake lashes are around 50k rupiah in drugstores.

That's the end! Phew. What a long post.
What do you think of this new collection?
Tell me your opinion! :D

See you in my next post! *hugs and kisses*
With Love,

Saturday, October 5, 2013

Review - Etude House Eye's Cream in Vanilla Moist

Hello, folks! :D

This time it's an Etude House product again! xD
This one is one of my favorite products from Etude House.
I present you, the Eye's Cream in Vanilla Moist! *clap-clap
This Eye's Cream by Etude House has 2 version. The one is this that I'm reviewing and the one in blue, called Mint Cooling. This Vanilla Moist meant to be used at night, which claims to moisturize and whitening the skin where you use this.
It's a short tube with quite big diameter. Unlike other products of Etude House. This one's not that cute.. :/

Here's the back.
Hangeul Hangeul and Hangeul. I mentioned before that I really don't like the fact that Korean brands write their description all in Hangeul without any English translation..

The tube has a cap with diagonal lines which if you pull that off, you'll see that the product has one more transparent cap to be opened.
This is how it looks like.

So you pull that off again, and start turning the tube like lipsticks and those tubed-glue for paper. You'll get the product, in creamy white. The picture shows how long the product is. Not that long eh? :(

If you look at the product, you'll see that it's very shiny-looking like the picture.
It glides very very very smoothly when you use it on your eyes. It feels like it melts as it touches your skin. lol. It may feels a bit thick, but you can massage you eyes for a while and it's fine.

But I have to say that it smells super wierd. I was expecting it to smell it like vanilla but well it smells wierd. It smells kinda fishy, salty. It isn't a really pleasant smell. But you'll get used to it once you use it daily.

I finished one, and because I haven't buy a new one back then, I just absent from using this. Then along with time I can see dark circles OMG. I never had dark circles before. It isn't that real, not that bad but I can see it if I look closely. Maybe it's due as a new design student with projects. LOL. But I was also lacking of sleep back then when I'm using the first one due to National Exam to determine whether you'll graduate or not. So I bet this works greatly. That's why I get the 2nd one.

I didn't buy this, I got a voucher from Etude House as I won their Healthy Face Movement on the 3rd place. So I use the voucher to get this and some things. :D
(Check out my winning video here: My Morning and Night Skincare Routine. But actually for NOW, it's outdated alreadyyy. Sorry guys)

So the ratings.
Packaging. 4 stars. Compact but not that much product.
Design. 2 stars. Not interesting and not cute.
Texture. 5 stars. It's glides super easily and smooth.
Scent. 2 stars. One word. Weird. But I can handle it. Some of you may not though.
Result. 5 stars. Total full marks for this. I don't want dark circles and this helps.

This is my second one, and maybe I'll buy it again if I'm not bored with this.

So what do you think?

I'm thinking to make a tutorial for SOME(that means it's more than 1) not-so-wow makeup for school as I wear some make-up now for college. Tee-hee~
Are you guys interested? Let me know!
Oh, and if you guys want to request some blog tag post please let me know. :D
See you all in the next post!

With Love,

Friday, October 4, 2013

Review - The Body Shop Seaweed Clarifying Night Treatment

Hello, folks! :D

Back with me with my first The Body Shop item review~

 Yes it's the Seaweed Clarifying Night Treatment in travel size! ^w^
As you know, The Body Shop always claims that they don't do animal testing and always use recyclable packaging.
This little claims to controls oil as it moisturize.

I bought this because I don't have a night cream and I think this just suit me because it's for those who have combination skin. My skin is super combination (LOL). Very oily on the nose and forehead and super dry on the cheeks. Really.

I saw that it was sold for 50k while the original size, with 30 ml, sold for 169k. It's RIDICULOUS! Why would the half size sold much much cheaper? So I just immediately grab it and go. (I pay of course xD)

The bottle comes with transparent tube and a pump, that doesn't work like usual pump. Inside the bottle there's an additional bottom layer which will go up to push the liquid upward as you pump it. I think its very good so you won't have residues of the product along in the bottle when it's out.
Here's the pic of the pump.
Somehow I think it's kinda cute. Dunno why. Maybe it's because of the transparency. >_<

The liquid inside is kinda like gel. But as you blend it out it of course disappear like water. It's not sticky and absorbed easily. In the bottle the gel looks kinda yellowish. But if you pump it out it looks completely transparent o_o. I can't snap the yellowish color at all....

About the scent, it smells like the sea. Kind of salty. But it will gradually become quite a little sweet scent after sometime when you use it. But still smells like sea. I don't mind. I love sea. Don't you guys love sea? ;)

The result.. I don't think it's that very good. If I use it alone after toner, my T-zone feels good. Matte. But other than the T-zone, feels really dry. If I use it after light moisturizer, I'll wake up with oily nose.... But it happens a lot even without this so I think the problem is my nose afterall. Large pores and so.

Okay. Into the conclusion.
Packaging. 5 stars. Doesn't took a lot of unnecessary space, looks kind of sleek and the unusual work of the pump is great for me.
Design. 3 stars. The bottle's to plain. They can add some motives or pattern stickers to the transparent bottle..
Texture. 5 stars. Not too thick, not too watery. Perfect.
Scent. 5 stars. I love it. But maybe for those who prefer scentless product, is too strong.
Result. 3 stars. It doesn't really do what it claims... But I think it's my own nose pore problem though...

It's my 2nd travel size bottle already. And I don't think I'll buy this again for now since I have pre-ordered Skinfood's Lettuce and Cucumber Cream as a substitute of this because the 2nd bottle is almost out and they don't sell the travel size anymore ;_; I can't find it anywhere on the store.

So what do you think?

Thank you for reading this post! Next review won't take long. Tee-hee~

With Love,

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Hair Problem Diary #1 - Sticky Hair

Hello folks! :D

I skipped blogging again last week! >_< I still having problems with timetable... ;_;

Okay into the topic.

My house was renovated since late August, that my mom wants to lift up the ground floor since water will come in if it's flooding outside. It wasn't that bad, it's not even as high as the ankles! Just like puddles. And that will only happen if some cars drive fast through flood so the water will come in like the waves by the beach. But we don't live on the ground floor anyway, but my mom insists on heighten the floor.
And, so the water usage, which should be the piped water, was alternated to hard water. That's the how the horror starts.

I was fine with that, since I'd used hard water several times, got no problem. Only kind of slick, slippery feeling on the skin. But this time, IT"S HORRORIFIC!!
After days of using the hard water, my crown hair becomes STICKY, and CLUMPS like ropes.
I thought I didn't wash it properly (I wash my hair everyday. Don't judge me. lol.) the previous night. So I wash my hair, making sure it's cleanly washed. I always let my hair dry naturally, that my hair still sticky and even clumps worsely. It's was such a horror because I don't want people to think that I'm so unhygienic that my hair looks disgusting.

Day by day passed, it gets worse. That it feels like some wax and hairspray are applied to my hair. TERRIBLE. I got into some dramas that my mom thinks I'm exaggerating and over-worrying. As a girl of course you're concern with your hair like you are concern about your skin!

It got a little bit better when I blow dry my hair with my sister super hot hairdryer. I wasn't really care that if my hair becomes dry because of that hairdryer because I just want the greasiness, stickiness and clumpiness of my hair GO AWAY!

I googled and found that some people said that it's due to the build-up of the dirt. So I wash my hair even harshly, wishing it gets better but NO. TOTAL NO.

It even gets worse today and I try to google again with different keywords and Voila! (not really)
I found that some expert says that it's natural due to stress and hormones and will go away within weeks. And I was like, 'Really?! Seriously?! WEEKS?! Ain't nobody got time fo' that!'
I need some instant solution and come up to 3 which is:
1. Vinegar
2. Baking Powder
3. Listerine

Honestly, knowing that Listerine is an option kinda surprised me. LOL.
I was thinking to use vinegar but it's about dinner so the kitchen on the 3rd floor is a mess and I decided to go with Baking Powder, which located in the living room's cupboard.
The thing  is,
1. Use your long term shampoo (the one that you sticks with for years without problem)
2. Mix the shampoo and the baking powder with ratio 2:1
3. Mix throughly and use it like usual hair washing.

My hair turns super soft, silky, and light! All the greasiness, stickiness and clumpiness GONE!
Just works like magic and BAM! You're back to your beautiful hair ;)

I kind of believe that it's due to stress and hormones since I was quite under big pressure due to university duh. I hope this will not happen again and I can improve myself mentally :D

I hope this post will be helpful to you those who have sudden shock with their hair changes.
So this post ends here~
See you soon in my next post! I have 2 reviews coming! Tee-hee~

With Love,