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Saturday, April 23, 2011

Review: Innisfree Mineral Melting Foundation SPF 32 PA++

In my Korean Haul post, I mentioned Innisfree was THE brand I wanted to try.

Note: For reasons WHY, please refer to the Korean Haul post. Thank you!

Note 2: ALL product images are from HERE:

My apologies, for as usual, I forgot to take pictures of the product BEFORE use,
and trust me, the TEXTURE of this product, plus my constant sanitisation,
has mutilated the product beyond recognition - INCREDIBLY  disgusting.
Thank you, EunStar5!

Yoona (SNSD) : Current spokesperson for Innisfree plugging this product

I LOVE mineral base makeup.
However, even I have to admit loose mineral makeup ("MMU") can be very messy.

My HG Laura Mercier Mineral Powder comes in a pressed version, but I'm not too keen on its ingredients.
Also, I've never seen MMU in liquid, cream nor gel form, which would make life oh-so-much-easier...Sighs...

Thus, when I saw Innisfree's latest Mineral Melting Foundation, I KNEW I'd have to try it.

On with the review!

Monday, April 18, 2011

Korean Haul: Innisfree, Laneige, Nature Republic, Vov Castledew, Hanskin

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This is wayyy to much to use in a week :P

Let's begin with the samples, or as they call it in South Korea, "service"?
OMG! They SO generous with samples, I was actually delirious with joy sorting them out :D

Note: I believe I would have MORE Laneige samples had I purchased the Laneige bases in Aritaum as with the eye makeup :p
The Laneige bases were purchased in a duty-free outlet, thus instead of a shit-load of samples, I got a cash rebate...Oh well...Still an awesome deal ^_^

Samples OVERLOAD! ^_^ NOT that I mind HA!

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Review: Lime Crime Coquette Pop Romance Spring 2011 Opaque Nude Lipstick

Allo there!

Remember my review on LimeCrime's "Cosmopop" Opaque Lipstick?

At that point of time, I was looking for an alternative to my (then) HG nude lippie, MAC PeachStock.

Swatches of "Cosmopop" on LimeCrime and Temptalia seemed promising,
and LimeCrime was kind enough to send me a tube for review purposes.

Alas, to my utter disappointment, eventhough I loved pretty much everything (texture, coverage, packaging, etc) about it,
the most important factor - COLOUR - was a TOTAL #FAIL.

Sadly, on SUPER pigmented lips, it turned out a very bright coral (bordering on orange, actually) instead of  the touted "Buttery, softened orange. Think creamsicle!"

It was tragic, I tell you T_T

Maybe LimeCrime heard my heart-wrenching cries all the way in the United States, because et-voile!
The "Pop Romance - Your lips, uncensored" Collection was born... ^_^

And . I . HAD . MY . HEART . SET . ON . "Coquette"
- "Pale, blushed nude. Because extra-pale lips are beautiful!"
So, very, ME!!!
Come hell and high water, I would get  my grubby paws on it,
and I did! *Thank you, Erica! {hugs}*

Fun aspects of the lipstick which makes it oh-so-appealing to the young (and young at heart).


Any lover of MAC Heatherette's packaging will swoon over this.
Did you say, "No"?
OK, what about silver unicorns and stars which makes the tube look carefree, New Age and "hippie"? ^_^
I must admit though, that at the ripe old age of 35, it's just not something I would whip out, without feeling slightly embarrassed, but that's just me being a prude... =_=



I love the Fable which comes with every LimeCrime lipstick.

In the case of "Coquette", the Fable is:
It was a typical city morning. Citizens grappled for their first cups of coffee, buses sighed and hissed from stop to stop, and pigeons discussed the latest street fashions. Even against this familiar murmur, Becky knew something was different. She opened her eyes, then her window, and from the height of her 8th floor apartment she saw towering mountains of heart-shaped candy boxes piled past her window. “Oh no,” Becky thought, “I guess I shouldn’t have blown so many kisses yesterday!” But that thought quickly faded as she stroked more lipstick over her lips. Soon she was back at her old game, blowing kisses out the window as the ever-increasing piles of candy threatened to topple. Becky wasn’t just flirting with all the boys; she was flirting with danger.
I don't know about you, but it's like, slicking this lipstick would give me a whole new alter-ego! :P
Clark Kent does it in a phone booth;
I just need a LimeCrime lipstick! HA! ^_~

On to the Serious Stuff - the LIPSTICK itself.