Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Tony Moly Egg Pore Silky Smooth Balm ★ Review + Before & After Result

Tony Moly Egg Pore Silky Smooth Balm

I was thrilled to receive one of the Tony Moly Egg Pore products in the Memebox x Tony Moly box back in May this year, this is one of those products that I have been wanting for so long, but every time I decide to place an order, I always have second thoughts; >.< so I was really glad to be able to finally try out the egg pore silky smooth balm!

Tony Moly Egg Pore Silky Smooth Balm
Tony Moly Egg Pore Silky Smooth Balm

There are a total of three steps to complete in the Tony Moly Egg Pore series, each step is use with a different egg product; the three products includes:

► Blackhead Out Oil Gel
       clear oil gel to softly cares blackhead
► Tightening Pack
       wash off pack to tightens widened pores
► Silky Smooth Balm
       pore cover balm to expresses smooth and soft skin

The one I am reviewing today is the Silky Smooth Balm, it is described as a magic balm to make skin smooth and bouncy like the surface of egg whites. Tony Moly claims this pore balm can cover loosed and widened pores, minor wrinkles, scars and other skin blemishes. It also claims to leave your face soft and oil-free and that makeup will last longer than usual.

food_medamayaki.gif image by wakeupinthemorningfeelinglikepdiddyPACKAGING
Tony Moly Egg Pore Silky Smooth Balm comes housed in a golden egg shape container, there is a little crack design with shinny material on top of the egg. I heard it is designed like that because the top is removable, so when you have finished the pore balm, you can remove the shinny part and turn the egg into a flower pot.

Hmmm interesting right...?! To be honest, I would rather have them designed the container smaller with more products, instead of one big egg with a size of product that is not even half of the size of the egg. But then, if they have designed this into something else, I probably wouldn't even pay attention to it... After all this product caught my eyes all because of its super kawaii packaging!

Tony Moly Egg Pore Silky Smooth Balm
Tony Moly Egg Pore Silky Smooth Balm

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The texture of the Tony Moly Egg Pore Silky Smooth Balm is in-between a silicone gel balm type and a hard balmy type, it feels quite soft and spongey. When I first opened this pore balm, it looks smooth like pretty white cloud, and after awhile the surface cracked and the whole thing just separate itself. The surface changes does not affect the application and texture, it still feels as silky, soft and moist.

The product looks white in the container, but once smooth it out on your skin, it turns into colorless.

food_medamayaki.gif image by wakeupinthemorningfeelinglikepdiddyAPPLICATION
Tony Moly Egg Pore Silky Smooth Balm's texture is very soft, so application is super easy and smooth. When first scoop out the product from the container, it does look crumply, but once smooth it out on the skin, it feels soft and smooth.

food_medamayaki.gif image by wakeupinthemorningfeelinglikepdiddySCENT
There is a supple scent of lemon once apply the silky smooth balm on the skin, the smell disappeared after a minute or so. It doesn't have that strong chemical lemon scent, it smells quite refreshing.

Tony Moly Egg Pore Silky Smooth Balm

food_medamayaki.gif image by wakeupinthemorningfeelinglikepdiddyAFTER APPLICATION RESULT
The result shown after applying the Tony Moly Egg Pore Silky Smooth Balm is pretty impressive, I don't see much of a difference when I apply the pore balm to other areas on my face, but it does shows a huge difference on my nose, my pores became less obvious and makeup goes on smoothly.

When I first tried out this product, I used to apply too much and it felt very greasy, makeup didn't last as long as Tony Moly claims and since I already have a combo / oily skin type, it felt like my makeup was melting off just two hours after I apply it. Then I started to apply just a thin layer of the product to my face, makeup did last a little longer before I had to blot and touch-up with powder, my face was less shinier and foundation applies smoothly, it didn't feel greasy or heavy while wearing a thin layer of the pore balm with foundation and any other product used on the day.

The silky smooth pore balm does not cover pores dramatically for me but it did cover well, below I have a picture of a before and after shot of my nose >.< WARNING: it looks totally ewwwy lol, it doesn't look as bad in person, my camera just made it look worst hahah.

Tony Moly Egg Pore Silky Smooth Balm before & after result

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- silky smooth & soft texture                                       - if applies too much it feels greasy
- easy application, foundation goes on smoothly             
- pores looks less obvious for nose area
- cute packaging
- refreshing lemon scent


OVERALL: even thou this silky smooth balm primer does not cover up pores dramatically for me, it still does a good job! I love the cute egg packaging and the freshly lemon scent is very nice, I am especially excited to turn the egg into a flower pot after I finish the primer heheh ~ 

I love that this product is very soft and smooth, it may looks crumbly when first scoop out the product, but it spreads easily onto the skin. I also enjoy wearing this on those no makeup days! 

OVERALL RATING: 

WHERE TO BUY?: BeautynetKorea
                                it seems like BNK has the new packaging

Have you tried the Tony Moly Egg Pore range?


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Monday, November 24, 2014

MEMEBOX Unboxing ☆ Princess Edition #5 Tinkerbell + Initial Thoughts

Memebox Princess Edition #5 Tinkerbell
imageMEMEBOX Princess Edition #5 Tinkerbell
Add a touch of glitter to eyes and lips for an understated, yet beautiful eye-catching shine, or go all out and amp up the intensity with sparkle flecked shimmers! Follow the fairy trend and highlight and illuminate your body and face (minus the excessive shine!) with pearl-based luminizers that give you an enchanting glow! 

PRICE PER BOX: $29.00
SHIPPING: $6.99 - Free upgrade to express shipping, I purchased the 3 x Princess box value set.
AVAILABILITY: sold out

Last time it took nearly a month for my last Memebox to arrive and this time it took 1 day with an express shipping. :o Totally impressed! I have purchased the value set which includes Ariel + Tinkerbelle + Cinderella, I will unbox the Tinkerbell box and the Cinderella box; as for Ariel one, I am giving some of its products as a gift bundle to a friend and I don't want to spoil it for her ^^ as I know she reads my blog heheh. ~ hope you guys understand. If you are curious to know what is in The Little Mermaid one, it's all pretty much skincare and sea stuff. x

imageMIZON Oh! Shy Glow On Shimmer Light // 8ml
Full size product: 8ml ($14)

Product Description: A radiance-boosting liquid highlight in a natural peach coral shade. Oh! Shy Glow On Shimmer Light easily blend onto face for a naturally glowing and shimmery skin!

How to Use: Use the attached brush to apply a small amount of the highlight over T-zone, C-zone, dark circles and wherever you wish to add more 3D radiance.

Initial Thoughts: I have always been a bit afraid of using liquid highlighter, I would always feel like I didn't apply enough for that nice natural glow, then add a little more, and end up looking like a disco ball... I have been practicing thou and I have recently just released liquid highlighters aren't just for your cheekbone, liquid highlighters can be used under your eyes to brighten your and hide your dark circles. Anyway, I have used the Mizon Oh! Shy Glow On Shimmer Light liquid highlighter for a few times and the shade is a pink-ish pearly color and it has just the right amount of glow. 

The highlighter separates its products inside when I haven't touch it for a few days, the last time I checked, it looks watery and it looks as if the highlighter powder has sank to the bottom of the bottle. When I have shake it and tried it again, it works as new. 

imageVIVITO Blues Shiny Primer // 30ml
Full size product: 30ml ($34)

Product Description: A shimmering fluid primer perfect for smoothing out uneven skin texture and adding that extra gleaming radiance to the complexion. Coat a thin veil of fine pearls and velvety softness to prep the skin and boost makeup adherence as well.

How to Use: Apply a thin coat of the primer all over the face to prep.

Initial Thoughts: My latest obsession: primers! Vivito Blues Shiny Primer (shiny? sounds scary) comes with a pump for handy and non messy application. ^^ The product comes out in a lavender shade with little invisible sparkles. The texture seems very watery when tested it on my hands, it applies smoothly and not shiny as the name has suggested. Excited to write a full review of this primer once I have had enough time to test it out.

imageREVECEN Moisture Shine Lip Gloss // 7ml
Full size product: 7ml ($16)

Product Description: Enriched with olive oil, this Moisture Shine Lip Gloss in glittering white creates a colorless yet delicately glittering and plump lips while leaving lips super moist and supple without being sticky at all.

How to Use: Apply directly to lips.

Initial Thoughts: I love sticky lip glosses, but I also don't mind lip glosses that aren't sticky... The Revencen Moisture Shine Lip Gloss is just in-between. The one I have received is a clear lip gloss with loads of sparkles, it looks gorgeous in the sun, or area with lots of bright lights and it gives my lips that super plump effect. 

imageTONYMOLY Crystal Tear Glitter Eyeliner #01 White // 5ml
Full size product: 5ml ($7)

Product Description: Add extra sparkling glitters just under your eyes (which we call 'tear line' in Korea) to create a sophisticated yet dewy eye makeup. Tonymoly's Crystal Tear Glitter Eyeliner comes in pearl white and contains panthenol complex for moisturizing and conditioning both your lashes and skin.

How to Use: Draw in along your 'tear line' (where your lower eyelashes are to finish off eye makeup.

Initial Thoughts: Not everyone looks good with the glitter tear line / white eyeliner thing :( and I am one of them lol... I don't have the eye shapes for that and whenever I tried the white eyeliner trick, I just look so weird! I envy those who can make it work ~ 

I haven't tried the Tonymoly Crystal Tear Glitter Eyeliner other than done a few swatches on my hand.

Body-Net Clavi-S Cream
imageBODY-NET Calvi-S Cream // 10g
Full size product: 10g ($8)

Product Description: A body cream made from a blend of delicately sophisticated and enchanting ivory & gold pearls. Apply it over your neck / collarbone area like Korean actresses do to glamorize their dress-look on the red carpet. The cabbage rose water and allantoin formula leaves skin feeling soft, smooth, and firm as well.

How to Use: Gently massage the cream over the neck and collarbone area.

Initial Thoughts: I haven't tried this yet, but I am curious to know what it looks like on and how good it looks on the red carpet. ;)

RiRe Gold Clutch Pigment
imageRIRE Gold Clutch Pigment // 2.5g 
Full size product: 2.5g ($12)

Product Description: Add instant color sophistication light-catching shimmer to any makeup look by layering RiRe Pigment on top of contrasting eye shadow colors to create a unique multi-dimensional effect, or use it alone for shimmering elegance!

How to Use: Use a shadow brush or your fingers to spread the pigment over your lids. Mix and match Pigment colors together for different combination looks.

Initial Thoughts: RiRe Gold Clutch Pigment has like big chunks of glitter, I haven't tried this on my eyes other than dip my fingers in for a few swatches on my arm. Instead of pigments, it's pretty much just glitters. 

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OVERALL THOUGHTS
All the products included suits the Tinkerbell theme, but the color choices didn't really fit Tinkerbell's personality. I have imagined something green and yellow but all the colors included are very pretty normal shades. Almost all the products includes has either sparkles, shimmers or glitters. My favourite of all the products included is definitely the lip gloss, so glad they have chose a clear one for me ~ ^^ Overall this is a great box and I like everything included.

Did you pick up any of the Princess Edition Memebox?

I also have another Princess box: Cinderella coming soon ;) That one is my favorite and I can't wait to show you guys what came in the Cinderella Princess Edition box!



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Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Burberry Lip Glow Natural Lip Gloss ♥ no.21 Fondant Pink

Burberry Lip Glow Lip Gloss: Fondant Pink
Burberry Lip Glow Lip Gloss: Fondant Pink

Burberry Lip Glow is described as a natural lip gloss with a creamy touch and perfectly adherent texture. It has many benefits featuring a reflects light to create illusion of plumper, fuller lips; leaves lips supple, glowing with natural highlights and subtle iconic tones. 

Burberry claims a few protections Lip Glow does, such as hydrating formula that keeps the lips replenished, fine lines are filled from within, lips are naturally plumped. Simply apply the lip gloss as normal to get that fresh, moisturized look and a hint of color. 

Burberry Lip Glow Lip Gloss: Fondant Pink

I did have a few regrets when I first tried the Burberry Lip Glow, firstly I dislike how it has a heavy fragrance scent and how it taste bitter while wearing the gloss, then I was not a fan of how sheer this lip gloss is. 

After months of trying to convince myself Burberry Lip Glow is an amazing lip gloss, I can finally say I am convinced! I am in Love! Nowadays instead of wearing it alone, I enjoy it more when worn on top of a lipstick with a similar shade as the gloss. ^^ 

Burberry Lip Glow Lip Gloss: Fondant Pink

There are 25 shades available in the Burberry Lip Glow range, I got the shade no. 21 Fondant Pink, which is a pretty baby pink color. The color can be build up to a glowy pink just as shown from the tube, or it can be worn as a sheer gloss.

Burberry Lip Glow comes in a simple but fancy transparent tube, even the box looks very high quality. The lip gloss has a smooth and creamy texture without it being too sticky, it is very comfortable during wearing time, my lips doesn't feel drys or chapped after the lip gloss worn out and I love that it gives a full / plumped lips! Lip Glow wore well for three hours for me, I don't expect much from a lip gloss as I know a majority of them won't last for a full day.

Burberry Lip Glow no. 21 Fondant Pink has a very strong fragrance and it taste bitter, not that I intentionally eat the lip gloss ~ I can't described the scent, it's not like a sweet fruity scent, nor a flora scent; it smells like perfume in general.  >.< blehh! I have found a solution to avoid the nasty scent, and that is to apply a lip balm that has a stronger scent than Fondant Pink before applying the lip gloss, it must be a scent you enjoy. I have been wearing Fontdant Pink with Hurraw Almond lip balm and the lip balm smell really takes away the awful smell of the Burberry gloss.

Burberry Lip Glow Lip Gloss: Fondant Pink
worn over Urban Decay Revolution Lipstick: Native

imagePROS
beautiful, fancy packaging
 moisturizing and comfortable
not too sticky
100% plumped lips effect
smooth and creamy texture

imageCONS
awful bitter taste
product scent too strong

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Have you tried Burberry Beauty?

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Monday, November 17, 2014

3 Concept Eyes Lipstick ♡ #302 Peach Coral // Review + Swatches

3 Concept Eyes Lipstick #302 Peach Coral
3 Concept Eyes Lipstick #302 Peach Coral
3 Concept Eyes Lipstick #302 Peach Coral

This lipstick has been sitting in my draft post for way too long, I think it deserves a show off today ^^ ~ This is my first ever 3 Concept Eyes lipstick and by now I have a big lipstick collection from the brand. 3CE lipsticks are not the best I have tried, but it is good quality and it is one of my favourite Korean beauty brands.

For those of you who is not familiar with the brand, 3 Concept Eyes (3CE for short) is a very well-known Korean beauty brand by Stylenanda, an online clothing store. I first came across 3CE products on Ariessa Cheo's instagram photo and I became so obsessed with it, since then I have been collecting all sorts of 3CE products, mainly lipsticks.

Not sure if I should class this as a drugstore brand or a highend brand, to us New Zealanders it would be a drugstore brand as their prices are similar to Maybelline, L'Oreal and Chi Chi Cosmetics etc... & to the Americans it could probably be a mid-highend as their prices are priced a little above MAC. 3 Concept Eyes lipsticks are just under USD $20 each and I think their highest products price would be as expensive as $100 a piece.

3 Concept Eyes Lipstick #302 Peach Coral
3 Concept Eyes Lipstick #302 Peach Coral

3 Concept Eyes Lip Color in shade #302 Peach Coral is described as a baby peach color without pearl particles, it says the color represents innocent and its crystal clear color gives your lips a vibrant touch.

I think there are twenty-five colors available from this range, actually... I am not sure cause I see them add new colors every time I visit their website. 3CE claims their lip color range has high color application, high mositure giving moisturizing application and one touch application gives soft and high color.

3 Concept Eyes Lipstick #302 Peach Coral
3 Concept Eyes Lipstick #302 Peach Coral

3CE lipstick comes housed in a black square tube with 3 Concept Eyes' logo printed in white, the lipstick packaging is very sturdy, when the cap is closed, it doesn't come off easily, so there's no worrying of ruining your lipstick or have it come loose in your handbag.

The box packaging is cute and classy, it has different color lips printed on each side with 3 Concept Eyes hand written on the lips in white. The lipstick bullet is quite durable and the product does not melt nor break easily unlike some drugstore lipsticks.

3 Concept Eyes Lipstick #302 Peach Coral

The texture of 3CE Peach Coral is creamy, but not thick and it glides on the lips smoothly if you have exfoliate your lips and apply lip balms beforehand; if not, then dry flakes will appear on the lips making it looks cracked and it really emphasize chapped areas.

Lipstick application is easy, it is smooth and it goes on evenly, giving a nice opaque coverage. Peach Coral wore well for at least four hours and during the wearing time, it gives that nice glossy look.

Even thou Peach Coral has a creamy texture and it gives that glossy look, the lipstick is not moisturizing at all :( but it is also not drying, not sure how it works... I feel like it is very comfortable to wear and if I have to re-apply the lipstick, instead of a new layer over the old, I would have to swipe off the remaining and re-do the exfoliate and lip balm, or else I can see cracks and flakes on my lips.

My favourite thing about Peach Coral is the color is suitable for everyday wear and it is office friendly. The color is pigmented but it does not stain after removing at the end of the day.

3 Concept Eyes Lipstick #302 Peach Coral

Overall, 3 Concept Eyes Lipstick is amazing ♥ Their packaging does not feel cheap, it is sturdy, durable and they have many shades to choose from in lip color range, color selection from a pretty nude to a dark vampy red, there's a shade for every skin tone.

3 Concept Eyes lipsticks can be purchase from Stylenanda, they ship worldwide ^^ ~ I used to buy from Stylenanda quite often and ever since Ippondo opens a store in my nearest mall, I have been buying from there instead, their prices are a lot cheaper.

OVERALL RATING
Heart Border [Pink/Black] by RevPixy
PACKAGING:
sturdy, classy & cute, not cheap
APPLICATION:
smooth, easy, even
PIGMENTATION / COVERAGE:
very pigmented and opaque coverage
TEXTURE:
creamy, glossy, does not accept chapped lips
LONGEVITY:
worn well for four hours on me
PRICING:
just under USD $20.00 per lipstick
OVERALL: 5/5

Have you tried 3CE? What is your favourite product from that brand?


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