Festive Nails With Etude House’s Play Nail Polish

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Achieving gorgeous festive nails for this Christmas is made easy with all that gold and glitter from the Etude House’s Play collection. Here we have a wine red shade that is perfect for a base color which compliments both the gold glitter nail polish as well as the green and red confetti nail polish. Continue reading

Etude House Presents My Castle Hand Cream

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You have got to give it to Etude House for coming up with the best product packagings. Feel like a princess whenever you use their products because of their fairy tale-like packaging. Just check out the latest in their hand cream collection – My Castle Hand Creams.

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[Review] innisfree Pure Green Baby Line – Organic Skincare For Your Baby ***Naked Baby Alert***

One of the popular Korean naturalism brands, innisfree has launched a special range just for infants and kids, presenting the Pure Green Baby Line! Carefully formulated with organic Jeju Green Tea that has proven mild and suitable for babies, the latest Pure Green Baby Line features a selection of organic-certified products which are in compliance with ECOCERT, a French organic certification organization. Parents can expect a full range from body products from lotions, creams to body wash, sunscreen and even diaper cream!

Most of the products contains 85.9% to 100% natural ingredients and are free of 1,4-doixane, animal ingredients, mineral oil, colourants, parabens, artificial fragrance, formaldehyde, acrylamide, benzophenone and silicon. So you can use these on your precious babies with a peace of mind.

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We received the innisfree pure green baby baby lotion, baby cream and mum’s touch milk oil. Check out my review on these products…

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When Plastic Surgery Becomes An Obsession

With the media bombarding us with endless images of the supposed standards of beauty, it is no surprise that some women (and men) have turned to plastic surgery to achieve their ideals of the perfect look. And along the way, some get so obsessed with plastic surgery, that they end up looking far from good-looking. When I watch K-drama, I am in awe of how some of the Kpop stars still manage to look pretty natural despite the amount of work. While others are less fortunate and end up looking really PLASTIC.

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How can such a taut-looking face be considered beautiful?

Everyone love pan asians and I’m one of those who secretly wishes that she looks pan-asian too. After all, it’s a very sought-after exotic look. Some take this obsession a step further by going for plastic surgery. Sadly, they all turn out looking the same; creepy and fake-looking. I recently saw a plastic-looking model who was pure chinese but underwent surgery to look eurasian. Her face was so frozen that when she spoke, there were these little unnatural lines that kept twitching at the corners of her upper lip. It’s sad because she used to look pretty before her obsession with surgery begun.  Continue reading

How Far Are You Willing To Go For Beauty Deemed Perfect By Society

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I think it’s sad that people have to resort to getting plastic surgery just so that they can get hired for a job. It has been an open secret in Korea but it seems China is following suit due to the influx of degree graduates vs low supply of jobs. I think its also rather upsetting when some folks go for an ultimate makeover and end up looking totally different.

It is like as though they are saying “Hey Ma & Pa, your horrid genes made me look fugly so now I’ve to resort to plastic surgery to make myself to look good (or at least according to society’s standards).” And even more depressing when some get so obsessed with a certain celebrity that they go all out to become clones themselves.

(Ever seen the Clark Kent clone or Miranda Kerr’s clone?)

Here are some bizzare articles to check out. Weird surgery trends such as undereye bags to look younger or injecting botox so that one can wear Louboutins all the time.

Read about the crazy shit that people do to themselves in the name of “beauty”.

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Korean Beauty Brands & Products To Look Out For…

Korea has swept the world off its feet with not only its music, addictive dramas, incredibly talented plastic surgeons but also its beauty products. Coupled with quality products and absolutely irresistible packaging, the Korean beauty scene here has been transformed over the years with more and more entering the Singapore market. Here are some brands which you should check out…

Rosy Tint Lips by Etude House

Check out the gorgeous lip tints from Etude House’s fall collection. See if you are game enough to wear these strong, deep colors.

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So, Do I Look More Korean Now?

Koreans can think of anything and make a trend out of nothing. And it’s all because they are so influential in setting trends. So much so that now, this korean puffy eyes look which many Korean actresses and singers are spotting have caused normal folks to resort to plastic surgery. Yes, Koreans (and everyone whose just as crazy as them) are undergoing the knife just to have these fatty lower lids permanently there. Why? Because you look feminine, innocent and girly.

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I have puffy eyes and now they are making it into a trend so isn’t it great? Let’s hope someday the Koreans decide that muffin tops and love handles are the new sexy and I would be one hot oh-la-la babe.

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So now Korean-wannabes can achieve the Aegyo Sal korean eye bags look with Etude House’s Dear Girls Cute Eyes Maker. It’s an eye makeup wand that comes with 2 different colors of shimmery pigmented powder on each end. Step 1 is a light brown shade while Step 2 is a pearlized pink shade.

And it’s pretty simple to use if you follow the instruction sheet shown above. Create a shadow using the Step 1 and fill up the area above using Step 2 to make it pop and look puffy. Resulting in CUTE EYES or so the product states.

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My dark eye rings were screaming out loud as I applied the Cute Eyes Maker. I’m not sure if I am doing it right or not. I did use tons of concealer before applying. Just to make sure I wasn’t accentuating my dark eye rings any further.

Anyway, this was fun to play around with. I already feel more Korean with my now very obvious puffy eyes @_@

[Review] The Face Shop Aura Color Control CC Cream SPF30 PA++

So I was given this from The Face Shop to try out. And upon opening the beautiful press kit (yes, kudos to you marketing team for such a pretty box), I was quite stunned to see a compact instead of the usual CC cream in a tube.

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The Face It Aura CC Cream comes in the form of a compact case complete with a face sponge and mirror.

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There is a tab that you press down to get the CC cream out. And I was in for yet another surprise; this was a skin tone shade CC cream! I had been reviewing other CC Creams previously and all were whitish in color. So I was really psyched about trying this one out.

I was given the one in 02 Natural Beige to try which I presume is one of the most commonly used shades or so I’d been told.

Anyway, I tried using it with the given sponge but I was not used to that. Thus, giving up eventually and ended up using my fingers instead. It has a creamy texture (like a BB cream) that goes on smoothly and best of all, it becomes matt rather instantly. I did not even have to apply loose powder. It felt just right on my skin.

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So you know how some BB creams can still appear too light for my somewhat tanned skin tone? This surprisingly blended pretty well. And because it had a beige tone, it gave me the coverage that I needed. I believe the Face It Aura CC Cream is one of the CC Creams in the market that comes with the highest coverage. As you can see, it did quite a good job of covering up my broken capillaries (those tiny red veins on my cheeks).

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I also like the fact that it comes with SPF30 and PA++ so I can skip my sunscreen when using this. Some might like the compact packaging because it is easy to carry around even if you do not want to bring your whole cosmetic pouch along. The mirror in the compact comes in real handy when you can’t find a powder room to touch up.

You can check the Face It Aura CC Cream out at all The Face Shop outlets :)

[Review] ETUDE HOUSE Christmas Miracle Nails

As promised, I would do a review for the ETUDE HOUSE Christmas Miracle Nails. I had been contemplating a mani/pedi session to pamper myself of late but with a baby and limited time to myself, much less go out for a nail session. I decided to DIY with this 3 polish kit from Etude House in #2 Holiday Miracle.

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