Girls Generation Yoona “Party” MV Make-up Tutorial

Hi everyone,
I’m enjoying summer and especially that Girls Generation released a new song! I got inspired by Yoona’s look in the MV and decided to try to recreate it, so here’s a tutorial^^

Disclaimer: I’m wearing eyelash extensions so that’s why I’m not applying mascara, otherwise I’d use the Innisfree microcara.

If you enjoy it or have any other tutorials you want me to try out please comment below 🙂

Products mentioned:
* Too Faced HangoveRx
* Etude House Beauty Shot Face Blur primer
* Covergirl Outlast Stay Luminous Foundation “810”
* L.A Girl Pro HD Concealer “Classic Ivory”
* Etude House Aloha V-Line Slim Maker “01 Sun Gold/Warm Brown”
* NYX Baked Blush “Foreplay”
* MAC Mineralise Loose Powder Foundation “Ivory”
* It’s Skin It’s Top Professional Easy Loook Eyebrow Palette “01”
* L’oreal Instant Age Rewind Concealer “Fair”
* Kiss Me Heavy Rotation Eyebrow Mascara “Yellow Brown”
* Too Faced Semi-Sweet Palette “Coconut Creme”
* Chanel Le Crayon Kohl Intense Eye Pencil “Graphite”
* Aritaum Mono Eyes “88 Royal Purple”
* Etude House Cherry Tint “Cherry Hot Pink”
* Etude House Color In Liquid Lips “PP501 Purple In Pink”
* Tony Moly Luminous Goddess Make-Up Mist

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TONY MOLY TOP Perfect Lip’s Lip Hyuna (현아) Lipsticks review

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The korean singer Kim Hyun Ah (김현아), from the kpop band 4minute, has come together with the make-up brand Tony Moly to design 2 lipsticks for their new Perfect Lip’s Lip-line. The two shades are RD003 and RD005 and both of them are stunning red shades as Hyuna is famous for her sultry lips in her Music videos and performances in the past.

As soon as I saw these had been released I ordered the two shades marked as “Hyuna’s Pick” and they arrived in my mailbox the other day. I’m very satisfied with the shades and I definitely want to wear either one of these next time I go out or am dressing up for something. The shades are named after her songs but also one is just named “Hyuna’s Red”. The one on the right in the Picture below is inspired by her lipcolour in the musicvideo for her song “Red / 빨개요” and the one on the left is the one inspired by the lipstick she wears often which is a bit darker.

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Here’s swatches of the Hyun Ah lipsticks:
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Here’s a picture from her “Red” music video:
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Here’s her wearing the shade #5/RD005:
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Yesterday I had a great day out

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I was out with many of my closest friends in Korea yesterday, and I felt so good about my make up, so here’s some pictures~

My hair looked very much like Kardashian sisters hair style when they curl it 🙂

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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.

Small Review/Haul – Make Up Products I Tried In Korea

I first have to assure everyone that there WILL be more posts and that this is just very small part of the make-up I bought since I came back to Korea in January…

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Etude House Lash Perm Waterproof Mascara

I really enjoy using this mascara, because it definitely lives up to the “waterproof” part. Just one problem – it’s tricky to get off. That’s why I after a while started losing more lashes and therefore went back to my old favourite make-up remover from Tony Moly “Tony Moly Clear Magic Lip and Eye Remover” (picture below), which is amazing. It really removes all waterproof mascara. I tried Clinique‘s waterproof mascara but I found that it does smudge, unfortunantely. It really made me disappointed. However, the Lash Perm Waterproof Mascara from Etude House stays on all day, even on the bottom lashes. Avoid rubbing your eyes though, cause that can make it crumble or flake a little. Also this product is well used, as you can see on the container, as the text from it is almost gone, so this is definitely one you can trust my opinion on.
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FROM THE TOP:
1. It’s Skin Aloe Toner:
This product is amazing. I also got it on sale and it was recommended to me by a girl working in the It’s Skin store. I explained to her the skin troubles that I’d been having lately and she straight away said that I should buy this one. Also it was the cheapest toner they had (around like 6000 won/6$) so I was a bir suspicious to it to begin with. But it’s amazing.
2. Skinfood Thermal Cleansing Water: This product works, but not to the extent that it says it should. The product is supposted to be able to clear off any make-up off your face but actually it didn’t do that at all for me, no matter how long I stood trying to get it off with the Cleansing Water. Disappointment.
3. Missha Perfumed Fresh Deodorant Aqua: The first week of using this deodorant I was really impressed by it, but all of a sudden, after that first week, it COMPLETELY stopped working. I definitely don’t recommend anyone else to try out any of the korean brand deodorants. I don’t think there’s any Korean deodorant product that really works on foreigners….

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Nature Republic Collagen Dream 70 Eyecream

As it says it contains collagen, it’s supposed to give you that puffy eye-look that young korean entertainers have under their eyes, but I didn’t really see that much of an improvement on that in me. It does however make me look less tired, but I also notice if I’ve forgotten to use it. I don’t think I’ll buy this product again, by now it’s half empty, but that’s mostly for me to see if I can find an eye cream that is more suitable for me. It’s not very expensive, and worth trying out.

Ulzzang Make-Up Tutorial – Ready Black

Here’s a make-up tutorial I did for an ulzzang look a while back when I was living in Seoul, South Korea. I never posted it here before so I thought maybe some of you guys want to see it 🙂 I bought two books in Korea that show these tutorials for ulzzang make-up styles, but they’re fully written in korean hangul and I felt like I wanted to share this with the english-speaking world too. Also, these books are really expensive to be bought online, and I got them for less than half the price in Seoul. So if you’re interested in korean make-up styles, mainly the ulzzang-look, please tell me and I’ll do more of these videos, I know I could do at least 100 more of them. You’ll give me a lot of inspiration if you tell me you’re interested. I think this look reminds me a little of Park Jiyeon’s make-up style from T-ara. I hope you enjoy trying it out!

Have a great day and I hope you enjoy the tutorial!

Skin care routine

I’m really obsessed with keeping my skin looking good. I have been for years. This is probably because my skin is so easily prone to blemishes and can get both too dry and too oily at the same time. Really annoying. Sure, my skin has gotten a lot better by the years, but it’s far from being perfect yet. That’s also the starting ground for my obsession with make-up.

So anyhow, I thought I’d show you my current skin-care routine:

I always wash my face twice a day – once in the morning after waking up and eating breakfast, then once at night before going to bed. The “”Medstop Rengöringsgel” is my current facewash. It’s froma swedish pharmacy, so it’s not the worst, in my opinion, but still not the best. It’s made for normal to mixed skin types. I’m running out of this product and I already bought a replacement for it (another facewash-product presented at the end of this article).

Then comes my wonderful “Etude House Wonder Pore Freshner”. I love this because of the 7 in 1-approach of it, solving 7 skin problems at once, and that it actually made a positive impact on my skin when I’d been using it for a while. I even made my brother try it out as he suffers from bad skin too. It’s a really good product and I’m glad I bought it. I was close to not buying it because I was really nervous about it maybe not working on my skin, but it did. I really recommend you trying out this product.

Then comes my “Etude House Collagen Moistfull Cream”. I absolutely adore this face-cream. I’ve tried other korean face creams that I like, but this one comes at the most fair price and it also feels really good on your skin. And any type of face-cream including collagen out of american brands would cost at least five times as much if it’s supposed to be a good one.

Okay so here’s my other recommendations for facial wash-products:

I got recommended this product by a shopkeeper at an Etude House-shop in Seoul. She recommended me the pink one out of these facial washes, but I think the difference in the two products isn’t that huge. I really loved using the pink one, and I tried buying one on the airport at Gimpo but they couldn’t sell it too me because they weren’t sure if I was allowed to bring it on my plane. I can’t wait until this product arrives in my mailbox, I’m so excited to try it out. This “line of products” (Baking powder) is my favourite, I tried the other products like AC Clinic and Pore Ever, but I didn’t notice as positive a change after using the products as I did notice after using this facial wash. Also now, when not living in Korea, I’m desperate enough to pay twice the price for a really good product if I have to, when buying it on Ebay.

Here’s some other korean products against problem skin that I really recommend:

Skinfood Eggwhite Pore Foam (This product even got stolen from me once, when I was living at the Pencil guesthouse hostel in Seoul)

Innisfree Pore Tightening Gel Cream “Mint”

Tony Moly Egg Pore Silky Smooth Balm (I’ve been addicted to this product for a year) ❤