Tuesday, 29 April 2014

Review: Innisfree Original Jeju Volcanic Pore Clay Mask (Soft)


Hi everyone!
I meant to upload this review much earlier but I must have forgotten somehow! Shame on me. :(
Anyway, I'm sure most of you have heard loads of good things about the Innisfree Original Jeju Volcanic Pore Clay Mask as this product seems to be one of the most popular clay masks on the market as of this moment.

For this very reason I couldn't hold back from picking up this product and I can say that it hasn't disappointed me!


This product claims...
to make your skin feel soft.
to provide sebum control / to absorb sebum.
to brighten up your complexion.
to exfoilate and to provide trouble care.
to shrink pores.
to follow the 7-free formular.

Capacity: 100g

How to use: After cleansing and refining the skin with a toner, gently apply over the the entire face, avoiding the eye and lip area. Rinse off with lukewarm water after 15 minutes. (Use 1-2times a week)

Where to buy? Beautynetkorea for 13,50$



Thursday, 24 April 2014

Review: Etude House Color Lips-fit in #PK002 and #OR202 (Sponsored)

Hi everyone!
Today I'm reviewing a product that I've been so excited to try ever since it was released in Etude House's Spring 2014 collection a while ago. I'm talking about their new series of liquid lipsticks that go by the name "Color Lips Fit". From the eight different shades that are available, I'm going to present you #PK002, a bright pink, and #OR202, a very dark and orangey coral tone. 

This review was kindly sponsored by Beautynetkorea. :)
Beautynetkorea is an online retail store that specializes on Korean cosmetics and beauty products. Their service is great and they always have great offers. 


This product claims to...
have a soft and silky texture.
be very vivid in color.
be suitable for gradient lips.

Capacity: 10g

How to use: 1. Shake well before use
2. Apply smoothly with tip, Lightly dab onto the center of your lips for a soft gradiaton, Delicately apply for full cover.
3. Apply a layer of Color Lips-fit WH901 afterwards for a glossy finish.

Where to buy:
Beautynetkorea for 8,91$
Honestskin for 5,63$ (3,80 discount)
Cosmetic Love for 10,58$


Thursday, 17 April 2014

Review: Holika Holika Heartful Silky Lipstick #SRD802 Lovely Vampire (Miss Holika Collection) (Sponsored)


Hi everyone! So, when I first saw the new Holika Holika Heartful Silky Lipstick collection, I was sold instantly. I've been looking for a deep vampy red everywhere and I'm so glad that I was able to try out this lipstick.

This product was kindly sponsored by Beautynetkorea. :)
Beautynetkorea is an online retail store that specializes on Korean cosmetics and beauty products. Their service is great and they always have great offers. 



The product claims to... 
be thin and light on the lips.
have a silky texture.
give off a bright and bold colour.

Capacity: 3.8g

How to use:
Use the upper part of the heart for your upper lip and the lower part for your lower lipline. 
You can also use this product as a liptint if you blend it out with your fingers. 

Where to buy: 
Beautynetkorea for 6,93$ 
eBay seller excellentcastle for 8,47$ (all 10 shades available) 




Tuesday, 15 April 2014

Cafe Neko & Divergent

Hi everyone! So, even though I have a ton of reviews to write for you, I decided to settle for a more personal post today. Mostly, because I finally managed to tick two big points that have been on my to-do list since the start of 2014.
Last sunday, I got around to go to Vienna to take a look at Austria's very first Cat Cafe. As some of you may know I'm a feline fanatic and so I was even more excited to see what said cafe has to offer. :)

Cafe Neko is located at "Blumenstockgasse 5" in Vienna's first district and easily accessible by foot from the subways station "Stephansplatz". It opens daily from 10am to 8pm. 
All five cats who reside there were taken from pet shelters and they really seem to enjoy themselves in their surroundings. There is also plenty of space for them to retreat from the agitated visitors. 

More about the cat cafe and a spoiler-free rating of Divergent under the cut.


Friday, 11 April 2014

Review: Lioele Perfect Jumbo Concealer (Sponsored)



Hello lovelies!
Just before my Easter break, which I longed for forever, finally started, I managed to find some time to sneak in a review. Other than that I'm quite positive that I'll be able to post twice a week again, just like I used to when I started blogging. :)

Today's review is about the Lioele Perfect Jumbo Concealer, kindly sponsored by Beautynetkorea! However, this product seemed to have sold out recently, so you won't actually be able to purchase it over at their store anymore.

Beautynetkorea is an online retail store that specializes on Korean cosmetics and beauty products. Their service is great and they always have great offers. 



The product claims...
to be easy to apply.
to provide good coverage.
to be suitable for every skin type.
to have a brightening effect.
to find use as a lip concealer as well.

Capacity: 3,5g

Effect: Reducing Acne scars and Blemishes

How to use:
Apply a moderate amount on the area that you want to cover.
Gently blend with your fingertips.
Apply powder ontop.

Where to buy:
eBay for 9,90$
Testerkorea for 10,000Won
Keautystore for 13,60$


Wednesday, 2 April 2014

Sample Review: Etude House Collagen Moistfull Cream

So, lately, as I have been revamping my skincare routine a little, I started living off of Etude House's Moistfull Collagen cream, and after using up about 4 samples, I think I can give you a honest opinion on this moisturizer now. :)

I got these samples waaay back when I started my blog about half a year ago and I haven't really gotten around to use them until now, as I have not been a big fan of moisturizers in general. But now, I think of them as a necessity, so I'm trying to incorporate them in my skincare routine. :)


(source: Beautynetkorea

What else is important:
You should not use this cream on areas with scratch, eczema or dermatitis.
You should not use this on areas with serious breakouts / pimples or irritations. 
And of course: Discontinue to use this if it causes any form of breakouts.


Packaging:
Not very spectacular, as this is a sample. :)

 Sorry for the blurryness of this picture. :(



Swatches:



Well, this is about as much as you will get from one sample. I took this picture (as well as the others) when trying it for the first time so I was not familiar with how much would come out. Needless to say, I overdid it a lot!
One sample should last you for about 2-3 uses depending on how much you apply to your skin. :)

Before I show you the pictures as to how it looks like on my skin, bear in mind that it is a moisturizer and that you will probably not see a big difference. As always, sorry for my bad skin, but I'm really trying to improve the condition of it! (Especially of my forehead) 


Before


After


I can't really talk about any long-time effects promised by Etude House, but I can tell you some other details about this cream. First of all, you should be careful not to use too much. When I tried it out for the first time, I used way too much and my skin felt really sticky and not nice at all. However, with the right amount applied, this moisturizer left my skin feeling really soft and nice. 

As this cream contains collagen, I'd say that its formula is targeted more at an audience, who wants to use it at the end of their evening skin care routine. It feels a little too heavy to be used in the morning. Besides that, I used this cream daily for about a week now and I have not noticed any big changes in my skin's health. 

Would buy? Probably not, it is not exactly what I've been looking for. 

Where to buy? W2Beauty with an essence (set) for 27USD.

3,5 / 5

Oh, and before I forget about it: I received a parcel from Beautynetkorea today, including a bunch of really cool items that I can't wait to share with you! :D 



Elina



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