Beauteque Head to Toe April 2015 Bag- Tony Moly

I’m so chuffed to have discovered this bag at my door yesterday! It is the Beauteque Head to Toe April 2015 Bag and this time around, they are featuring 7 Tony Moly products~ ❤

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Who doesn’t love the cute products of Tony Moly, right? 🙂

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Info-card;

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The Tony Moly Face Mix Primer Lip Concealer is a product I cannot wait to try because I have been using other primers and they dry my lips a little. Korean swatches tend to be of those pretty pale-gradient-ombre lips and I guess this would help a lot to reproduce the same effect!

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It is packaged like a little lip balm.

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On swatch it looks so much lighter than my skin. It is definitely like a lip balm + concealer. I can’t comment on how it perform yet, but if I like it I will review it with the Face Mix concealer which I am using regularly at the moment! 😀

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Very happy to have received this in a Head to Toe bag~

Next up is a product I have tried and loved. It is the Tony Moly Tangerine Whitening Hand cream. Can I tell you, this smells absolutely divineeee~

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Can I have a basket of these on display? Just staring at the cute fruits are therapeutic enough. 😛

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In case you are curious, this smells alot like the Yeon hallabong products. Tangerines tend to be less sour/ citrusy compared to oranges or lime, and have a unique fragrance to them. The consistency is like something in between body butter and lotion. It doesn’t contain alot of products, but all is good when it looks that cute, no? 🙂

I have also tried this Strawberry seeds 3-step nose pack awhile ago. What it is is a blackhead treatment for the nose area; 1. To open up pores and loosen the dirt and all. 2. A nose strip that helps pull out all the gunk. 3. Soothing pack that calms the skin and shrinks pores.

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Ingredients and instructions;

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Many companies have been making these 3-steps nose product. I love it. It’s my guilty pleasure; seeing those suckers getting yank out. Guaranteed satisfaction..

I have also tried this Gold Black Sugar mask scrub before. It is perhaps a dupe of the Skin Food’s black sugar mask and it doesn’t quite measure up but it works well to exfoliate.

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It smells of burnt caramel sauce. Yum!

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It’s all gooey and sweet like a jam and you can’t resist but to taste it. But please do not consume your skin care 😛

This cute lips is actually the Tony Moly Kiss Kiss Lip scrub! It’s about time to get a lip scrub because I own a gazillion lip products and everytime you put on a really nice color, you have to make sure there aren’t any chappy bits showing~

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*swoons*

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I know this won’t last me long at all, but I might repot something else into this lip casing afterwards. It does not smell of anything in particular. ❤

Next are two heart pumice stones. I would never thought of picking up pumice stones for myself but this is a cute addition!

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Instruction says to wet feet and scrub to remove rough skin. Might do this since summer is approaching and that spells sandals season!

I don’t know what to make of the Tony Moly Make HD straight cream because I don’t want to have straight hair….probably I can pass this on to someone else who does.

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Instructions;

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It smells quite potent. :O

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This bag is adorbs. It is that close to perfection but misses out on the random hair cream thing.  I love the hand cream, primer and nose pack, and don’t mind the rest as I would use them. 😀 That drawstring bag it came in is super useful as well! I will be storing my bendable flats/ beachwear/ sunnies in it~ ❤

You can get the Head to Toe or regular BB bags, and other product offers here: Beauteque.com (also sign up immediately for a $3 rebate) or find their other monthly subscriptions at Beautequemonthly.com. For mask lovers, rejoice because Beauteque is now offering Mask Maven too (10 mask/ month sub)!

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This bag was sent for review purposes but the opinions are honest and true to my experience.

Lioele Secret Pore Rich Balm Primer review

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I bought this Lioele Secret Pore Rich Balm Primer sometime ago and tested it out before I could pen down some opinions about it. This primer is selling for more than $20++ on various sites but I managed to find it for only $14 (shipped) at rinishop on Ebay. You can thank me later. 😛

The shipping took some 3 weeks and came well packed in a box with one meager Etude house BB foil sample. It’s alright though, considering how much cheaper it was than other retailers. 🙂

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The primer is sealed with plastic and is palm-size. Each tub contains 20ml of product.

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In case you are wondering if it has expired (because it is oddly cheap), nope, it has not. Mine was manufactured in 12/2013 so I reckon we have 3 years before it’s expiration in 12/2016.

Instructions and ingredients;

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You can see that this product contains silicone…which is not a favorite among the beauty people. However, if you are fine with that and never had a sensitive reaction, this product can be golden!

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The primer is really balmy and it smells pretty nice– slightly floral and powdery. I’m not bothered by it at all. I needed only a small fragment to cover each side of my cheeks so the whole tub may last me 3-4 months at least.

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The texture was really surprising to me. I have used similar primers (like Tony Moly’s egg one) but this is more solid and when blended, it turns out super smooth and adheres better.

Unblended;

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Comparison photo;

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Just so that you can see clearer and judge for yourself, here is an unlabeled one;

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You can simply spread it with your fingers or dab it onto more problematic areas. It feels so smooth and velvety after using! ❤

My BB creams, cushions and foundations all sit snugly on my face without streaking or looking cakey. I do realize that this primer perhaps helped with controlling oil as well because I did not see any shine for almost 6 hours with my normal BB cream. It applies as a clear, balmy film on the skin so people who are seeking for cover primers might not like this. What it does is merely to blur out small pores and imperfections so that the makeup base can apply beautifully on top. 😀

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Pros:
– lovely texture and smell
– covers small pores and imperfections
– slight oil control
– does not break me out
– compatible with most makeup bases
– one tub lasts awhile

Cons:
– not enough coverage for trouble skin
– contains silicone (some people may react to this)
– expensive on many sites/ difficult to find

Verdict? I adore it! ❤ I am using this almost everyday now in stead of my HG primer- the Miguhara BP cream. This is comparable if we throw in the price factor and smell. While the Miguhara is like a real-life photoshopper, this primer is like a laminate on the skin so that everything else sits well. I am lucky to not have too many spots requiring coverage so this is pretty much what I needed! I would definitely repurchase this. 😉

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This review is honest and not sponsored. 

Memebox Thanksgiving Box #2 For You

I have to admit I’m a bit too backlogged. Part of it is due to my uni assignments, year-end finals and vacation/ work interview planning. I have a life, woot~ 🙂

So here is my quick unboxing and impression of the Memebox Thanksgiving box collection #2 (I know…its well past thanksgiving and Memebox is doing an advent event at the moment–check it out here!).

This one came in the specially designed Thanksgiving box.

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Info card;

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This box is loaded with things we don’t normally get in previous memeboxes! Like this makeup brush set from Shara Shara (5ea, $24). I find it difficult to use too many brushes- 1, I’m squirmish about reusing/hygiene 2, I rarely ever wear decorative makeup.

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Regardless, this is a great addition to the box and makes an awesome gift to anyone who loves makeup and colors~

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Inside: 1 fat powder brush, 3 medium sized brushes for eye makeup and 1 for lip.

 

I was most excited about the 2 Vivito products!

The Vivito Illust Lumiere Primer (30ml, OMG $50) is probably one of the best primers I have used. I adore the blendability, scent and all— but, the flaw is this one has shimmer 😦 and I can’t wear too much bling to the clinic y’know what I mean…

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swatch;

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I tried this once and hoped Memebox would eventually give us their matte foundations, cushion or non-shimmer primers. I really love how posh this looks unlike their sister brand Shara Shara which looks more cutesy.

 

 

The next Vivito love is the Painting Sweet Lip Balm (12g, $24). Okay, lip balm for $24. Hurrr…

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It smells so good! I randomly got the 01 Orange farm one which has orange peel oil and vit E amongst the ingredients. And do you see the embossed tin? IN-LOVE. ❤

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You can get a whiff of their products on the Vivito company webpage.

 

I also think the Peripera Heart glow stick in 02 Gold Aura (6.5g, $14) might be worth keeping. Its cute and a new concept for easy-to-carry makeup. The formulation claims to be absolutely creamy and non-flaky so win! 😉

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This works as a highlighter and can be used for contouring, but maybe works as a base eye shadow too.

 

Nail stufffff….: with Shyan Nail Lacquer (15ml, $4) is not a bad polish to have…if only I didn’t get the NEON GREEN one. Hideous to me 😦 And of course I didnt get a nice glitter to remedy that. My Saracen Fluorescent glitter (13g, $6) came in the plain silver variety. Sadface.

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I forgotten to photograph the Shara Shara Miracle Multi Cream (50ml, $18) but here it is;

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This is a lemon-ish, balmy cream thing useful for moisturizing the face, body and hair. It contains 30 different kinds of plant oils and promises to lock in moisture for up to 48 hours! Smells absolutely lemony and looks it too.

Pure Smile Essence sheet masks (23ml x 2, $2) came in both Milk and strawberry milk. I don’t use sheet masks often after I found Blithe and hydrogels, so this is going as gifts~

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This box costs me less than $30 to buy with the #1 box as a value bundle. I am quite pleased with both as I can easily gift them to my homies. My favorite products would have to be the Vivito ones (despite it being shimmery) and least are the nail polish..

They are quite vibrant and assorted, which I think the Memeladies will enjoy and view favorably.

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