Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Review | PONY Effect Essentials Stay Put Eye Sticks

Beautbi Mask Box-2

Hello everyone!

My apologies for the long hiatus- school and life in general took over my time the past few months, and I was at NYU the past two weeks for summer courses. However, I'm happy to say that I'm back with plenty of time for blogging (oh wait, college apps... but I have lots of time for now!). Also I'm so happy to be typing this sentence right now. And this one. AND this one.

Even though I took a break from blogging, I definitely didn't take a break from testing out new products, and have A LOT of things to review for you all. Starting off with these eyeshadow sticks from PONY EFFECT. For those of you who don't know, PONY EFFECT is a brand created by Korean makeup artist Pony, who also has her own YouTube channel. I love her and her tutorials, but I was never really interested in her own brand because I had my doubts about the quality. However, after trying her Essentials line that was released in March, I have been obsessed.  Take this as a spoiler that the upcoming reviews on products from her brand will mostly be raves. Mostly. Now that you've been warned, let's begin!

Saturday, April 9, 2016

Unboxing | Beautibi Spring Fling Beauty Box


With spring comes many things- warmer weather, blooming flowers, and the most exciting one: new beauty products! And a new skincare routine, of course. Spring is the time for me to start slowly testing out products to see which ones will make the cut for my summer skincare routine, and which ones will not. It's also a time when my skin can get problematic due to stress and lack of sleep caused by finals, the SAT, grades and just.. no. I'm not going to talk about it now. I'll handle them as they come. Meh.

What were we talking about? Right, new products. 

For those of you who follow me on Instagram, you'll know that I bought the Beautibi Mask Party Pack, which included a Femmue mask. Let's just say that I tried it and really liked it. So when Beautibi announced that their Spring Fling Beauty Box would include all four Femmue mask types, I knew I had to get it. Now you guys probably all know that I don't like floral scents, and honestly if I hadn't tried the Femmue mask previously I wouldn't have bought this box because spring = lots of floral scents. And that's just not my thing. But the Femmue mask (the one I tried was chamomile) had a lovely light fragrance that wasn't noticeably floral, so I thought why not and decided to just go for it. And I'm glad I did! 

Thursday, April 7, 2016

Review | Beauty of Joseon Dynasty Cream

Joseon Cream

Hi there! It feels like it's been forever since I last blogged, and I apologize for my irregular schedule. Lately it's been getting more difficult to keep up with blogging because of school and work, but hopefully I can figure out a better schedule soon!

Today's review is on a product that's been highly raved about by many people- the Beauty of Joseon Dynasty Cream, aka Joseon Beauty Cream. I wasn't too interested in the cream when I first heard of it, because I always associated hanbang as something more for people in their mid-20's and up, but eventually the positive reviews got to me. Luckily Memebox somehow read my mind back then and sent me this for review, so a huge thank you to the Memebox fam!

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Review | Skinfood Black Sugar Perfect First Serum

Hello everyone!

My apologies for this late review, I know my resolution this year is to be a better blogger and post at least once a week, but... that didn't really happen last week, heh. Before when I only had to balance blogging and school it was a lot easier, but now I have to factor in my part-time job (and I usually work 8 hours everyday on weekends!). So please bear me while I readjust my schedule so that way I can start posting regularly again ^^

Monday, February 15, 2016

Review | A'Pieu Rub in Gelato Mask (Pistachio)


It seems like I'm always on the search of a good pore care product, despite the fact that I've been disappointed by many. What can I say, small, clear pores are everyone's skincare goals, right? I've tried a few products that did an effective job at temporarily tightening my pores, but have yet to find one that does the job at getting out all the gunk, sebaceous filaments, and whatnot out of them.

I was gifted this A'Pieu Rub in Gelato Mask in Pistachio when I met up with Alice last summer in Seoul. To be honest, until Alice took me into an A'Pieu store with her, I never went into one because the brand never quite interested me before. I probably walked past the store more than ten times, I just didn't walk in. Thinking back on it now, I wish I did spend more time testing out their products in the store, cause they're pretty cheap and have decent quality. Kind of like Etude House, actually.

I'm getting off topic now, so back to this mask! I had my doubts, because I've tried their Essential Source Snail Vital Cream (review here) before and was really disappointed. I'm the kind of person who tends to not trust a brand's skincare anymore if it breaks me out (which the cream did), so I was scared that this mask would break me out too since I've yet to have a positive experience with clay masks. Luckily it didn't, and I've used this for about a month now, so here are my thoughts on this mask~