Thursday, January 31, 2013

Etude House Dear My Blooming Lips-Talk Lipstick Review & Swatches

Hello my loves! Finally get a chance to review this cute and kawaii lipstick from Etude House. It's called "Dear My Blooming lips-talk" lipstick. Not sure how new this collection is but I know it's not the latest. They just recently came out with the Princess Antoinette collection which is absolutely adorable and girly. Okay, on with the review...

Cute Bow details and baby pink lipstick case

Looks pretty with the lipstick cap on or off. hehe

Shade "OR204" 부끄러운 코랄 (shameful coral)

Notice the detailed embossing on the lipstick color. Super cute!!! ^___^

Swatches in a cutesy heart shape. Isn't the color just to die for? Love it! ツ

PROS: Cute packaging, Pretty color, inexpensive, moisturizing.

CONS: Settles into fine lines, not recommended for dry lips.

PRICE: Varies, I paid $9.00 but can be anywhere from $9-12


OVERALL: I love the packaging and color but not impressed by the formula. It's nice and moisturizing... sort of balm like texture. Almost reminds me of the Revlon Lip Butters but not as pigmented. Disliked how it accentuated my dry lips. I would recommend prepping lips with a lip balm prior to application. Probably would not repurchase.

Where to buy?

I purchased this off eBay from the seller ---> Cosmetic-love. This shop carries tons of Korean cosmetics and fashion items. Brands include Missha, Skin79, Etude House, Lioele, The Face Shop, Tony Moly, Innisfree, Skinfood and more. I actually made a bid on this item when it was at $0.99 and eventually went up to $9.00 and won! haha YAY go me! So fun when you get an email notification stating you have won an item. What made it even better was the "FREE SHIPPING" part, especially coming from South Korea, nobody wants to pay a high cost of international shipping. Right?

Have you tried any Etude House lipsticks or lip products? Any favorites?


ღ Julie ღ

Thursday, January 17, 2013

First Impressions: Palmolive Fresh Infusions

Hello to all! This is just a quick look over my Influenster Palmolive Fresh Infusions vox box I received a week ago. Above I posted my unboxing video for the products. Be sure to check that out.

I was really shocked how huge the box was, not knowing what was inside at first. There were 3 full size 16fl oz bottles in varieties of scents. Lemon Thyme, Ginger White Tea, and Lime Basil. Then came the coupons! There so so many too, all I could think was... I would never run out of dish soap for the rest of this year? ha ha It was $1.50 off so that's a pretty good discounted amount. I believe they retail for about $2.97 at Walmart currently. I found a bundle package on Target website for $8.97. Currently on back order and not sold in stores. Just makes it obvious that this product is quite the popular one.

My favorite scent out of the three has to be Ginger White Tea. Not sure how to describe the scent but it's just my type of fragrance. Almost hard to believe a dish soap would smell so good! The packaging is definitely an A+. My friends commented "If you didn't mention what this was... I would have though this was a body product or something!" I got people into dish soap right now. It's that pretty? ^__^

Ginger White Tea has become one of my favorite soap to wash my makeup brushes in. It really gets all the dirt,bacteria,makeup residue out and leave it with a fresh scent. Who wouldn't want fresh scented brushes?

It was fun to have received a voxbox from Influenster once again. Thought I'd never receive anything from them ever again. I totally missed out on the Holiday, Cosmo Beauty vox box in 2012. Made me a little sad. Hopefully I get back on the grind with them and be more active to earn more surprises in the future. Are you an Influenster member? What boxes have you received from them? Any favorites? Share with me! :)


FTC: I received these products complimentary from Influenster for testing purposes.

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Chanel SPRING 2013 makeup collection "Printemps Precieux de Chanel"

    Poudre Signee de Chanel Illuminating Powder ($68.00) (Limited Edition)
    Joues Contraste ($43.00)
  • Frivole - Luminous apricot

Les 4 Ombres Quadra Eye Shadow ($59.00)
  • Raffinement - Rich mauve, pearly pink beige, shimmering lilac, deep eggplant

  • Or Rose - golden metallic
  • Santal - warm shimmery brown
  • Beryl - light lavender (Limited Edition)

Rouge Allure Velvet Luminous Matte Lip Colour ($34.00)
  • L’Eclatante - Vibrant pink
  • La Favorite - Coral

Rouge Allure Extrait de Gloss ($32.00)
  • Merveille - Lilac rosewood
  • Attirance - Coppery beige

Rouge Allure Luminous Intense Lip Colour ($34.00)
  • Captivante - Copper brown
  • Envoutante - Shimmering violet plum
  • Precieuse - Peachy beige (Limited Edition)
  • Fantasque - Soft rose (Limited Edition)

Le Vernis Nail Colour ($27.00)
  • Emprise - Natural rosy beige
  • Fracas - Vibrant pink (Limited Edition)
  • Accesoire - Deep red brown

Hello loves! Just wanted to share with you Chanel's new Spring 2013 makeup collection. Model Monica "Jac Jagaciak" looking gorgeous than ever in this ad campaign. I have yet to see this in stores but hearing about it everywhere online.

This collection is filled with peaches, pinks, beige and soft rosey shades. Definitely my type of colors. So far I am madly in love with the nail colours. To be specific "Emprise & Fracas". The good ones are almost worth the price! Another favorite is the blush color in "Frivole". Beautiful apricot peachy shade. You know I am obsessed w/ peaches & corals. Just can't justify the price tag yet. haha

Swatches can be checked out on a few of my favorite blog sites:
Available for purchase on CHANEL.COM

What are your thoughts on this collection? Have you purchased any items? Any on your wishlist?

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Walgreens HOT DEAL!!! Loreal Colour Riche Caresse Wet Shine Stain

Awesome deal I just figured out for anyone who's interested in purchasing these Loreal Colour Riche Caresse Wet Shine Stains. I have been debating for weeks on getting these or not. They are considered YSL Glossy Stain Dupes and that really caught my attention. When I found out they were $9.99, I sort of hesitated at first. After numerous amount of googling and looking over reviews/swatches, I gave in ONLY because I came up with this fantastic "DEAL" scenario. For me, It's a "must" to justify the purchase somehow with a double/triple deal. Can't stand paying retail when I know there's a way around it to save even more. ha ha

With that being said, I really got sold when I saw my dear friend/blogger Angie's swatches on her amazing blog VANITY|ROUGE. She has one of the best review/swatches/photos of these lippies on her blog. She chose 4 of my fav colors that I ended up buying as well. Go check it out and be sure to tell her "Julie" sent you. Thanks a bunch! xoxo

On with the deal scenario...
  • Walgreens is having a Buy 1 Get 1 1/2 off SALE on Loreal products
  • All beauty, personal care, and fragrances are 20% off - code (PRETTY)
  • Free Shipping on orders $25 or more - no code needed
  • Ebates Cash Back - 3.5% - Sign up here

What I did was choose 4 of the Loreal lippies. I got the shades Endless Red, Rose On and On, Berry Persistent, and Pink Resistance. Two were $9.99 and the other two were 1/2 off at $4.99. Then I was left about $1 and some change to qualify for FREE SHIPPING. So I browsed around for something cheap and found some Wet n Wild Mega Last lipsticks on SALE for $1.69! Score! I've always wanted to try these out so it was perfect. After the B1G1 deal, 20% off discount and taxes, the total amount was at $27.40. Then you will get 3.5 % ($.89) cash back from eBates later on. Below is a screen shot proof of this quadruple deal! (click to enlarge) ^___^

Isn't that pretty awesome? Now I don't feel so bad buying these... hahaha Seriously can't wait till they come in so I can try them out and review them for you as well. Now who's going to jump on this deal? The 20% off code lasts till this Saturday Jan. 12th. The B1G1 deal is over Saturday as well. Hurry! :)

For those that already purchased these lip stains, what shades did you get? Which ones are your most fav/least fav? Share with me.

Julie P.


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