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[Nail-mania] – Etude House nail colours

Kinda in love with Etude House nail polishes. I got a few different brands already here in Korea (Skinfood, Lioele, and Etude House). Lioele is not bad but price wise it’s a bit high (for Korea). I really wanted to like Skinfood, but I don’t know if it’s the particular store or what, their polishes seems to have been there for a long time, and are a bit gooey. The colour selection wasn’t that great either. Where as Etude House has a wider selection of colour and the polish are not gooey, not only that, they are cheap!

I did a French tip mani with the new polish I got today! Again, if I could read Korean I would tell you what colour they are. The peachy one was 1,500 won (about $1.50), and the darker one (it’s a brown colour) one was 2,000 won (about $2). The brown one is suppose to be a matte colour but I put a top coat over it, so it’s shinny. Though I do not mind the matte look, I wouldn’t use it matte for the tip, but I wouldn’t use the colour on the entire finger, it’s a bit too hot for that right now.


This picture was taken inside my room, with white lights. The brown is not very true to colour.


The peach colour is pretty much a nude, I’ve been trying to find a colour like that for forever. These two will be coming home with me. This picture was taken with natural lighting and the colours are closer to what the eye sees.

After looking through some of the cosmetics stores in Korea, I have started to have less favouritism towards Skinfood. Price wise, Skinfood and Etude House are probably on the same level. Holika Holika, TonyMoly, and The Face Shop are a bit higher, but not by much. By category, and my theory that if a brand is good with skin care, they aren’t so great with cosmetics, and vice versa, I would buy skin care from Skinfood, Tony Moly, and The Face Shop; and cosmetics from Etude House and Holika Holika.

I tried a few skin care products from Etude House and they aren’t that amazing. I am currently using a The Face Shop night cream, and I actually really like it. I think I might switch from Skinfood.

When I leave Korea, I am going to have to send myself a big box of cosmetics/skin care before I leave. They are just too cheap here.

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Posted by on June 10, 2012 in All Things Prettified!, Nail-mania


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[Holika Holika] – Jewel Light Waterproof Eyeliner

Ok, so I normally don’t review a product until I have tried it, but I have to make an exception for this one. A friend back in Vancouver texted me and asked me to look up how much this liner was in Korea. I went to take a look and ended up getting one myself.


The Jewel-light Waterproof Eyeliner from Holika Holika. It’s 4,900 won, which is around $4.90CND. I swatched a bunch at the store. The colours weren’t amazing. I thought the purple one I got was a close dub to the UD 24hr Glide On Shadow Pencil in Delinquent, which I also have. I was also tempted to get the brown one, but the glitter stopped me. I am not big on glitter for eyeliner. Here’s the picture I took outside of the store, fearing it would smudge by the time I get home for me to take a nice picture.


From top to bottom: a greenish brown, light brown, purple, bluish black. These are not their official name, I would tell you their official name if I could read Korean =p

Alright, so why am I reviewing it without actually having used it? well. Here’s another picture of the swatch after I got home.


This was after about 2 hours under the sun, with me swiping my hand in racks of clothing, washing my hands with soap and water multiple times, and rubbing it HARD multiple times. Not even a little smudge was present. It even took me a while to remove it with my make up remover (mind you I didn’t use the eye and lip kind). What is even more amazing is that it glides on like the UD liners, no tugs and pulls!

Now I kind of regret getting so many UD pencils when I came. Though again, I am not too big on the glitter, I have sensitive eyes so sometimes it’s painful for me to wear.

On a side note, I took these pictures with my phone! The quality is pretty good huh?


Posted by on June 9, 2012 in All Things Prettified!, Make-up-holic


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