What was that tag line from Field of Dreams? Build it and they will come? I need to steal that for cheap Asian Eau de Toilettes….”Make them and she will buy them…” That’s me, sucker punched into purchasing really bad EDT sprays from Korea.
I keep buying into cheapie EDT sprays because they are so damn cute but OMG they smell like…
Clio is a brand of cosmetics in Korea. The brand has some really great makeup products and veers away from the cutesy aspect of makeup that we sometimes see from other Asian brands.
Ok! Eyeshadow will probably remind you of Victora’s Secret Beauty Rush Luminous Shadow from days of old.
Let’s take a peek!
Banila Co is an interesting brand available exclusively in Korea. Some of the items they create are pretty brilliant and they have some sincerely wonderful eye palettes that I adore.
Most notable to the brand is their baked shadows and face powders. I have quite a few of their baked powders however none of their shadows so last year I went ahead and indulged in one. I’m actually happy I didn’t decided to grab several shades as I would normally do because the one shade I did try was a tad disappointing.
Take a peek!
As you know from my prior Musings Korean Brand, Etude House has released Miss Tangerine which is a collection that features vibrant shades of orange for Spring.
So far, Miss Tangerine has been a fun journey but some of the lip products haven’t quite lived up to my expectations. The stains had a way bitter taste and the two selections of lipsticks were a bit too orange for me!
With all this in mind I didn’t set my hopes to high for the last of the lip products featured with the collection which are the Sweet Shower Lips.
Let’s take a look!
Skin Food Lettuce & Cucumber Massage is an oil-free massage gel with lettuce and cucumber extracts that provides water and nutrients to skin.
I’m a huge fan of the Lettuce & Cucumber Collection and it’s my skincare of choice for Summer. I’ve had the massage gel laying about for a while but I never actually sit around massaging my face. Anyone actually embrace the technique?
A facial massage facilitates blood circulation and relaxes skin while helping with wrinkles thus a massage gel with good glide is always helpful.
Gimmick? Who knows! Lush Cosmetics had instructions and a video for giving oneself a full face massage which proved interesting and many Asian products and magazines recommend such techniques but I honestly don’t have the patience for it…I’m already doing way TOO much with my skin as is, now I need to massage it too?
Holika Holika introduced its Hand Warmer Moisture Hand Cream over the holidays. The packaging and the name kinda threw me as I thought maybe it would literally warm hands up so I got a few of them to tuck into my sister’s stocking as she’s always pissing and moaning about cold hands and feet.
Sadly, it doesn’t actually heat up hands and proved to be just a basic hand cream!
Let’s take a look!
Being an avid collector of Asian cosmetics I can honestly say that I probably have enough fruit shaped makeup products that should the zombie plague happen, I can depend on these products as my fresh produce.
Seriously, I’m going to start making fruit baskets for friends with this stuff.
Gawd, I can’t take the cuteness! Tony Moly Mini Berry Lip Balms are shaped like tiny little blueberries and cherries, see the appeal?
The Skin Food Black Egg Pore Primer needs a new name. Black egg? Seriously? I’m thinking rotten egg when I saw the packaging. Guys, we really need to rethink the name here.
They claim it’ll make your skin as smooth and firm as a freshly hard boiled egg, thus the name eh?
Does it work?
Those on a look out for a new foundation for Summer might want to check out Korean brand, Holika Holika’s Aqua Petit Jelly.
Holika Holika Aqua Petit Jelly offers a lightweight coverage in a creamy formula with an SPF 20 and might I say the packaging is too darling, makes me want to eat it up!
I purchased Tony Moly Whipping BB Cream because one of my HG foundations is Bourjois Paris Mineral Matte which has a similar formula as this.
The idea behind Bourjois’ version is a whipped, creamy foundation which can be buffed onto skin with the included short haired, dense brush. Looking at Tony Moly’s version you can easily see the similarities.
Was it good?
Let’s find out!
This is just a follow up post from my recent Etude House Missing U Lip Balm review. Some of you had e-mailed asking if I had the hand creams and I do indeed.
So here’s a little look at them!