aikolynn: (LC - Beauty)
 Here are a few of my favorite beauty products.
  • Face
    • Wash: Neutrogena Pink Grapefruit Acne Wash
    • Scrub: Neutrogena Pink Grapefruit Acne Scrub
    • Peel: Laneige Strawberry Yogurt Peel
    • Mask: C.O. Bigelow Power Berry Mask
    • Primer: TheFaceShop Lovely ME:EX in Violet
    • Base/Foundation/BB: Etude House All Day Strong BB Cream 01
    • Blush: Clinique Fresh Bloom All Over Colour in Peony
    • Setting Powder: BareMinerals Mineral Veil in Hydrating
    • Sun Screen:  SkinFood Tomato Sun Cream
    • Blotters: Clean&Clear Oil Absorbing Sheets
  • Eyes
    • Cream: none yet
    • Primer: Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion in Original
    • Base: Etude House Pudding Dia Shadow in Pink Pudding
    • Highlight: Urban Decay Eyeshadow in Sellout
    • Eyeshadow: Urban Decay Deluxe Shadow in Graffiti
    • Pencil: Urban Decay 24/7 in Junkie and Woodstock
    • Eyeliner: K-Palette 1 Day Tattoo Liner 24h WP in Super Black
    • Mascara: Cover Girl LashBlast Volume Blasting WP in Very Black
    • Palette:  Crown Brush 88 Eyeshadow Shimmer Palette
  • Lips
    • Balm: Rosebud Strawberry Lip Balm and Moisturizer
    • Gloss: Urban Decay Lip Junkie in Midnight Cowboy
    • Liner: none
    • Lipstick: Urban Decay in Peroxide
  • Nails
    • Pink: OPI The One That Got Away
    • Blue: OPI DS Magic
    • Purple: OPI DS Temptation
    • Black: OPI Black Onyx
    • Green:  China Glaze Emerald Sparkle
    • Other:  essie Over The Top
    • Glitter:  OPI Absolutely Alice and Rainbow Connection
    • Flakie:  Ludurana Trovao
    • Holographic:  China Glaze LOL
    • Frost:  OPI Not Like The Movies
    • Top Coat:  Seche Vite Dry Fast
    • Base Coat:  essie Grow Stronger
    • Remover:  SkinFood Orange Nail Remover Jelly

aikolynn: (Jihyo - Reading Minds)
[personal profile] jlailin and I talked about doing this weeks ago but I guess we forgot.  Soo....yeah, here it is.  Welcome to the messy world that is my bag.  There's usually even more things in it (books, papers, etc.) but this is what it contains at the moment.  Yes, I carry a lot of stuff. =_=;


What's In My Bag:
  1. Integrated Korean: Advanced 2 book
  2. ASAN491K reading packets
  3. Car/House keys
  4. extra Samsung phone battery
  5. earphones
  6. Clean&Clear Oil Absorbing sheets
  7. Victoria's Secret Bombshell eau de parfum (mini)
  8. Etude House BB Compact Powder
  9. Urban Decay Midnight Cowboy Lip Junkie lip gloss (travel size)
  10. Sinus Headache pills
  11. Tylenol
  12. Allergy medicine
  13. Pill case
  14. MK sunglasses
  15. Dior glasses
  16. pens/pencils/erasers/lead
  17. True Blue Spa Paraffin hand cream
  18. wallet/clutch
  19. Dasani water bottle
  20. Milkita Strawberry Milk candies
  21. Samsung GalaxyS smartphone
  22. Ricola Orange Vitamin C drops
  23. ThermaCare neck heat wrap
Holy hell no wonder my bag is always heavy.

It's your turn [personal profile] jlailin , [personal profile] these_ordinary_days, and [personal profile] ancienthearts.

--Cheryl
aikolynn: (Sulli - Snow White)
When Sephora released the BB Creams by Bosica, Clinique, and Dr. Jart (which is actually an Asian company), I thought that was the extent of this "Asian invasion" on the mainstream Western beauty market...I was wrong.  Apparently, the popularity of BB Cream has extended to drugstore makeup as Garnier is now planning to release its own line next month.  Of course, I'm skeptical because most of the BB Creams I've tested from the other "American released" brands are terribly expensive and way too dark.  The problem with BB Creams in general is the limited color range--usually 1-3 different colors.  However, it does seem that the American companies are out to make some major money off of this popular Asian product.  The Garnier version will only cost $12.99 which isn't too bad considering those sold at Sephora range from $22-$40 for a regular sized tube.  The BB Cream I use, Etude House's Precious Mineral All-Day Strong, goes for about $16 on eBay and is originally priced at 14,500 won.  I am curious to try the Garnier line due to the fact that their products have been very good to me (think Dark Spot Corrector and Moisture Rescue Gel Creme), but return policies at drug stores often aren't cosmetic-friendly.

image credit: beautyblitz.com
I'm very picky when it comes to BB Creams...and terribly hard to please.  I've tried a bunch and they've all failed to meet my expectations except for Etude House's...but even with that one I have some issues.  We'll see...but I do stand by the belief that BB Creams are better than foundation. ^^

You also have the opportunity to win a sample of Garnier's new BB Cream once it becomes available. Just go to their website and fill out the form. ^^

Edit: After doing a bit more browsing, I came across articles that state this year the "in" trend is BB Creams while tinted moisturizers are getting the boot.  Apparently Smashbox also has a BB Cream--who knew?  I know in Asia Maybelline and some of the other American drug store brands carry BB Creams, but maybe they'll be releasing them stateside. ^^

image credit: beautyblitz.com

And thank God those feather hair things are listed as an "out" item this year.

--Cheryl

aikolynn: (Jihyo - Make Up)
It's no secret that I'm a huge fan of Korean cosmetics...and, sadly, a lot of them are difficult for those outside of Korean to obtain. Sellers on ebay only sell a limited amount of the entirety of a brand's line, but I'm always hesitant to buy since there isn't the safeguard of being able to test these products.  Also, the markup on some of these makes me cry.  Being able to read Korean made me realize that some sellers charge double the Korean price!  However, I still have made a list of the products I'd like to test. I'm only covering my top four favorite brands--SkinFood, Etude House, TheFaceShop, and Holika Holika.
 

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--Cheryl

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Cheryl

It isn't about "like," but about "love."

When I call you, drunk, and speak of my love for you, all you have to do is listen.


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