Tuesday, January 31, 2012


Right after I finished my [baviphat] 'Tea Tree Toner' I started to use one that cleans pores and reduces their size. It's the (new) WONDER PORE Freshner from [ETUDE HOUSE].
I hope that this product will work better on my skin now since I use the clarisonic.

I got the big size but since recently you can get it in a smaller 250ml size as well.
Beside the Freshner there are also Soda Capsules available which I will review later.

The Freshner contains Alcohol, Hyaluronic Acid, Sea Water, Lemon Fruit Extract, Rice Bran Extract, Dandelion Leaf Extract, Japanese Apricot Fruit Water and others.

Description: This product is total solution for pore care, preventing enlarged pores, less firmer skin and skin troubles by eliminating what hurts skin health from within.
The packaging is made of plastic and light blue. On the back is the description in Korean and English. The big bottle contains 500ml! It is a plastic bottle which is translucent/ blue with a sticker and a light blue flip-top lid.
When you open the flip-top lid you see a pump. You need to press a cotton pad 2-3 times on it to get the Freshner out of the bottle.
The product itself is colorless and a bit scented.
The product says it is a 7 in 1 TOTAL PORE SOLUTION:
- Deep Cleanses Pores
- Maintain ph 4.5 +/- 1
- Control a large amount of the sebum
- Minimize appearance of pores
- Refine the skin tones
- Keep the elasticity of pores
- Moisturize inside and outside of skin

Currently I use this toner in the morning only coz for the evening I got another one. You can use it as a Facial Mist, too. Just put some of the product in a Mist Bottle and spray it over your face (recommended before sleeping).

How to use: Soak the makeup cotton with the Freshner and wipe your face from the center of your face to the outside. With gentle patting, let the skin absorb the leftover Freshner.

Price (500ml): around 23,- €/ US$30
Bought at: eBay (rubyruby76) 

What I love: 
There is nothing I really love atm. 

What I don’t like: 
Nothing I don't like.

Will I buy this again? Could be but then probably just the small 250ml size.

Sunday, January 29, 2012

[ETUDE HOUSE] Yogurt Wash-off Pack

A Face Mask I wanted to get since long time and finally received last week is the Yogurt Wash-off Pack from [ETUDE HOUSE]. It's available as Honey Wash-off Pack as well!

Description: I need you, Yogurt!
Yogurt is formulated with fruit and yogurt to soften, nourish and replenish skin. Active ingredients include yogurt, apple, raspberry, kiwi and apricot extracts.
This Wash-off Pack contains 4 small container with different 'fruits' inside: Raspberry, Kiwi, Apple and Apricot. Each container contains 12g and is just enough for using one time.
I tried out Apple and I like it! It smells so yummy and fruity like apples and looks greenish/white.
The consistency is a bit watery, so it wasn't very easy to apply to my face.
This Yogurt mask does refresh my skin and also feels softer afterwards. 

How to use: Gently massage the product onto cleanse skin, avoiding contact with eyes and mouth. Leave on for 10 minutes and rinse off with warm water. Apply toner and moisturizer to seal in moisture.

Price: around 7,- €/ US$9 
Bought at: eBay (rubyruby76)

What I love:
The scents and the refreshing feeling.

What I don’t like:
Each pack is just for using one time. 

Will I buy this again? Maybe or the 'Honey Pack'.

Saturday, January 28, 2012

[Holika Holika] AC MAGIC CLEAR *Toner & Emulsion*

I received my clarisonic Mia Skin Cleansing System a few days ago and tried it out once today. I used it for 2 minutes because 1 minute seemed too short for me. After the Mia switched off automatically I still had one cheek to clean. Anyway, I will try to manage it in 1 minute.
I got the Tangerine one which is a pretty pastel orange and a limited color. Now, I'm just waiting for my replacement brush heads.

A product line from [Holika Holika] I wanted to try out is AC MAGIC CLEAR. It wasn't easy to find these products but luckily I found a shop in Singapore who sold those. I decided to get the Powder in Toner and Powder in Emulsion. This line is specially made for acne-prone skin!

Powder in Toner:
Description: Contains Calamine powder to clean skin. Trouble use only pink skin. 

As described this toner contains a powder. Those powders are usually for removing excess oil and mattifying the skin. Before using you have to shake the bottle 4-5 times.
The product comes in a paper box which is kept in different blue, white and grey shades. The bottle is milk glass and has a translucent/ red twist-off lid with the 'witch' icon. It contains 150ml!

Powder in Emulsion:
Description: Contains Calamine powder for clean skin. Trouble use only emulsion.
After using toner, apply proper amount on face.

The packaging of the emulsion is the same as from the toner. The bottle is milk glass as well and contains 150ml. The twist-off lid got the 'witch' icon and is also translucent/ red.
It has a rather watery consistency - it's not as thick as a lotion. 
The color is white and it's slightly perfumed.
You have to shake the bottle to get the product out.
I used both products just a few times yet. Therefore I can't really tell if it works or not.
But when I use the Emulsion right after the Toner my skin starts to burn really bad. That doesn't happen when I just use the Toner. Maybe both products together are too much for my skin.

With my Order I got some Freebies:
A purple tote bag and a purple feather pen - both from [Holika Holika].

Price (each): around 14,- €/ S$22.50 (excluding shipping costs) 
Bought at: iheartkoreanbeauty.com

What I love: 
There is nothing I really love yet.

What I don’t like:  
It's hard for me to get the products out of the bottle especially the emulsion.

Will I buy this again? Maybe but it's not easy to get Online.

[ETUDE HOUSE] Precious Mineral BB COMPACT All Day Strong *Sheer Glowing Skin*

When I wear make-up I always have to finish with a face powder to look less shiny. Till recently I used 'MAYBELLIN - PURE POWDER' but I finished it and - of course - I got some Compact Powders as back-up already. Since a few days I'm using the Precious Mineral BB COMPACT All Day Strong from [ETUDE HOUSE]. I got Sheer Glowing Skin because it is a bright color and got medium coverage.
There are also available: Sheer Silky Skin and Sheer Flawless Skin.

Description: New and improved formula and SPF protection. Skin Brightening Pearl Powder & Trouble Care with Jasmine and Freesia extracts. BB compact is comprised of minute pearl powder particles for sheer, silky coverage and long lasting expression.
Darkening Zero ! Greasiness Zero ! All day bright Up!
Anti - Wrinkle / Whitening / Anti Darkening
Vaseline FREE/ Mineral Oil FREE/ Ethanol FREE/ Parabenes FREE/ Peal extract 1000ppm
The BB Compact comes in a pearl pink & silver paper box. The pressed powder is inside a round container which is also pearl pink on top and purple on bottom. It contains 15g!
The lid got a mirror and the included sponge is super soft & fluffy.
Under the sponge is a clear cover to protect the powder. The BB Compact in Sheer Glowing Skin is a Light Beige with some shimmer. The coverage is ok for me! I use it over BB Cream to get a more matte finish. If you want a stronger coverage you should try 'Sheer Flawless Skin'.
I like this face powder more than the 'Precious Mineral BB Cream'. The oil control isn't very strong, though. I have to refresh my make-up after a few hours to look less shiny/ oily.

Price: around 16,- €/ US$21 
Bought at: eBay (BELLOGIRL) 

What I love:  
The design and the soft finish. 

What I don’t like:  
The oil control is not very good. Have to refresh my make-up after a few hours.

Will I buy this again? I will consider it!

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

[Kana Hoshino] Jewerich Eyelash *P-1*

Another pack of Eyelashes I got a few month ago are produced by japanese model Kana Hoshino: The Jewerich Eyelash P-1.
There are a few different styles available but I just tried out one atm.

The packaging is clear with some heart shapes and contains 2 pairs of lashes (I used up one already). Style P-1 is kept in red colors and on top is a pic of Kana wearing these lashes.
On the back is a describtion about how to use/ apply the lashes to your eyes (japanese only).
The eyelashes looking nice in the packaging but I don't like them too much on myself. I don't think this design suits me very well. These lashes got a clear line and are flexible. It wasn't too hard to apply them.

I will review the bottom lashes at another time!
On this pics I was wearing the dollyeye - Crayon 17 contact lenses in pink
It's the first time that I wear pink color lenses and I kinda like this ones. The Dia is 14.8mm and they are 'Made in Korea' (of course). 
I purchased them at eBay for 11,- € (excluding shipping costs from Malaysia).

Price: around 17,- €/ 1.650 YEN 

What I love: 
There is nothing I really love. 

What I don’t like: 
There is nothing I dislike! I find them a bit pricey for 2 pairs, though. 

Will I buy this again? Not this style anyway. Maybe anther one of the 'Jewerich' line.

Sunday, January 22, 2012


I don't often buy asian hair cosmetic because I stick to my 'head & shoulders' shampoo but last time I purchased something from [ETUDE HOUSE]: the CONDITIONER and REPAIR HAIR ESSENCE from their Silk Scarf product line.

There are some other things available as well:

Description: Silk Scarf Conditioner is an ultra nourishing, lightweight conditioner specially formulated with oil complex and floral scent to moisturize and detangle hair, leaving it silky soft, flower scented and with brilliant shine.

The CONDITIONER comes in a pink round pump bottle and contains 300ml. The pump is gold-colored.
The consistency is rather lotion-like and looks pinkish-white. It's not as thick and creamy as many other conditioner I have used before. The scent is fruity!
I use 2-3 pump and massage it into my hair and rinse it off after a few minutes. 
My hair is easy to comb and feels smooth.

Description: The Silk Scarf Repair Hair Essence is a concentrated essence specially formulated with oil complex and floral scent to coat split ends and deliver shine and long lasting moisturization, leaving hair instantly looking healthier, silkier and smoother.

The ESSENCE contains 60ml and comes in a pink translucent bottle with a gold-colored pump and translucent lid.
The product itself is colorless and like a oil. The scent is called 'Fruity Watery Floral' and isn't as strong as from the conditioner.
After washing my hair I massage the oil into my towel-dried hair - especially at the ends. 
Do not rinse it off!!

Price: around 13,- €/ US$16 (CONDITIONER)
          around 10,- €/ US$12.50 (REPAIR HAIR ESSENCE) 
Bought at: eBay (zinopark) 

What I love: 
 The scents and that it makes my hair more smooth and easier to comb.   

What I don’t like: 
There is nothing I dislike!   

Will I buy this again? The Essence or will try out the Serum, Mist or Treatment as well.

Saturday, January 21, 2012

[SKINFOOD] Honey Glossy Rouge *Cafe Chiffon*

The other lipstick I received with the 'Apricot Sticks' is the Honey Glossy Rouge from [SKINFOOD]. I purchased this in #606 Cafe Chiffon even though I didn't really find out before what exactly it is for a color.
This Lipstick is available in different colors:
- #303 Rose Jelly
- #253 Peach Jelly
- #173 Tea Apple
- #331 Garden Balsam
- #353 Peanut Jelly
- #362 Sugar Jelly
- #321 Puppy Pink
- #606 Cafe Chiffon
- #605 Milk Walnut

Description: Glossy lipstick that contains the nutrients of honey bees to leave lips with greater moisture and sleekness and turn clear like lip gloss.
 The Honey Glossy Rouge comes in a nice silver twist-up container and contains 3.5g.
Cafe Chiffon is a pink or pink/beige. It has some golden glitter, too. But don't worry you won't notice the glitter too much on your lips. I like the glossy finish coz I'm not a fan of too matte lip colors. The scent is fruity!
Wear the Lipstick on moisturized lips!!

Price: around 8,- €/ US$11 
Bought at: eBay (zinopark)  

What I love: 
There is nothing I really love but it's a very nice lippie. 

What I don’t like:
There is nothing I dislike!  

Will I buy this again? 'Sugar Jelly' and 'Milk Walnut' are looking good, too! Maybe will get one of them.