Etude House Baby Choux Base #01 Mint Choux

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I love base and primer products. I’ve realized during the last 12 months that primers and base products are my best friend. And that I can’t live without these products. This base is green and works against redness in your skin and covering up blemishes, and it does the job.

One of my friends told me that when it comes to base make-up it’s worth it to spend the extra money and get a more expensive one. This one was 11000 KRW, so it was really cheap. I’ve always been pleased with Etude House base creams that are in the green shade, but I do agree with my friend – if you want a really good base product, that will make your skin look flawless it is worth it to spend the extra money.

Pros with the Etude House Baby Choux Base:
* Medium to heavy coverage, depending on usage-amount
* Good with covering redness in skin
* This product is very affordable
* Helps against sebum/skin oily-ness
* This green shade is perfect on pale skin
* Doesn’t make you look too pale
* Does help with making your skin look more flawless

Cons with the Etude House Baby Choux Base:
* Not that good with covering red spots/blemishes
* Feels a bit dry on the skin, but doesn’t really dry out skin

This is what the product looks like when you apply it on your hand
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And here’s what it looks like on your skin when you’ve blended it into your skin
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Review of Tony Moly’s Tomatox Magic White Massage Pack

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This massage pack has been raved about all over the internet by many many girls and beauty bloggers/vloggers so I thought I should give it a try.

It mostly known for its whitening effects, but I wanted to try it for its face clearing detoxing effects. The pack is supposed to be massaged into the skin and then left on for about 10 minutes and lastly washed off with warm water.

Note/Disclaimer:
I included several pictures of the product. Mine was bought in a Tony Moly store in Hongdae, Seoul, South Korea so there’s no doubt that it’s the REAL/AUTHENTIC product. I’ve heard previously that a lot of people who bought the product online got fake products, that don’t look the same. Therefore, please use these pictures below as reference to know that you got the real Tomatox Magic White Massage Pack since there’s so many scams that can happened to you when you’re shopping online. The pictures are all taken with my Canon EOS 650D DSLR, so just click the picture to get the full sized photos.

Pros with the Tomatox Magic White Massage Pack:
* It does show whitening effects straight away
* My skin feels softer and looks clearer after
* It does improve my skin quality and defy a lot of the redness I usually have in my skin on a day-to-day basis
* The product formula doesn’t tense the skin up or irritate the skin
* The product does last a long time, so you get a lot of product for your money
* I would definitely buy this product again or recommend it to a friend
* Price, it’s pretty cheap, only 9800 KRW

Cons with the Tomatox Magic White Massage Pack:
* The whitening effect only stays a few hours, whereas the redness soothing effect stays longer on the skin
* Since it detoxes skin it can break you out, but if your skin is dirty, the dirt sometimes needs to come out, and not fry away into the skin, and this way is probably a lot healthier for your skin than salicylic acid and other acne treatment ingredients.

Here’s some more pictures of the product:

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Finally, since my skin already is so pale, this is not a product that I will buy again.

UPDATED: My Love From Another Star – Yves Saint Laurent lips

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As soon as I get enough money to buy these, I’m going straight to the Yves Saint Laurent counter in the Hyundai department store closest to my house. I’m totally obsessed with Jeon Ji Hyun and this drama. She’s so stunning. And these lip products are flawless on her, so I’m keeping my fingers crossed that they’ll fit me as well. Right now the lipstick is selling out all over Seoul I’ve heard. I only used one lipstick from YSL before so I’m very excited to try this one.

What lip products Jeon Ji Hyun wears  playing the role of fierce actress Cheong Song Yi in the Korean drama “My Love From Another Star”:
Rebel nude Yves Saint Laurent Vernis 105 Coral Hold up
Tint Gloss volupte shade 203 Coral Gondola
Rouge Pur Couture Lipstick shade 52
LOLITA LEMPICKA’s ‘MON ROUGE No.11

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Also there’s this way to do the make up only using Etude House products and save some money:
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Products used: 
* Etude House Dear My Blooming Lipstick RD304
* Etude House Woo~ Baby Lip Plumper #1

Another recommended product is the IOPE Water Fit Lipstick in shade #44 Forever Pink:
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Note: Currently Aritaum (korean make-up store) and IOPE ( make-up brand) are making a lot of commercials with Jeon Ji Hyun, about My Love From Another Star styled make-up. They’re selling their products like crazy, I checked the store in local Hongdae and they’re all out of the lipsticks. I’ll update whenever I get my hands on one of these.

Extra fun!

Here’s a few of the products that Jeon Ji Hyun/Cheon Song Yi uses that I’ve bought:

DISCLAIMER: I did not edit these pics below at all so you can see it’s the real Products.

Hanyul Rice Essential Skin Softener and Hanyul Optimising Serum
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Hanyul Ja Woon Dan Moisturising Cure Balm
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Lolita Lempicka Mon Rouge lipstick in the shade “11”
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Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Pur Couture “52”
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IOPE Water Fit Lipstick “44 Forever Pink”
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Swatches below of the YSL lipstick and the IOPE lipstick
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Burgundy Eyeliner Trend

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Awesome alert. I love burgundy. And so does most of my friends since beginning of summer. Its stunning on clothes, lipsticks/lip stains and….. eyeliners.
My favourite korean burgundy eyeliner is from the brand ‘3 Concept Eyes’, a brand sold in the korean clothing store called Style Nanda. The colour name is called “Cleopatra”. I’ve already gotten loads of compliments on the matching that looks like in the pictures below and above. It’s so pretty, right? Try it out and see how it fits you. This is my Year 2014 Make-up Must-have Product.

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Also here’s a cool Youtube make-up tutorial on how to rock the burgundy look to an advantage. Stunning:

If you’re looking for the perfect burgundy lip product, don’t hesitate to check out the Etude House Rosy Tint Lips in the colour #8 After Blossom. The colour pay off is great, and as with any lip tint you have to be careful when applying because if you accidentally miss your lips somewhere it might stain there and you’ll have to conceal it. The product was not expensive, I think I paid less than 10 000 KRW. The colour fits anyone but especially suits anyone with brown hair.

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I’ve also tried the Burgundy (the one that Girls Generation’s Yoona wears in the picture below) coloured lipstick from Innisfree, but I was not even close to satisfied with the colour pay off. So I definitely recommend the Etude House one, because the colour is flawless, even though it slightly dries my lips, but it’s totally fine if you put a lip balm on top.

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