Thursday, 29 January 2015

Beauty | Nail Travel Bling Bling Set by Hope Girl Review (Korean Cosmetics)

Hi! How are you all? ♪(゚▽^*)ノ⌒☆

My nails and I have a love-hate relationship. They love to snap and break, and I hate them for doing so. Therefore, I'm not usually one to take the time to paint them, etc., but when I received this mini Nail Bling Bling Set by Hope Girl in my Memebox, I couldn't resist trying them out!

Apologies for the darkness of the photos, the wiring in my room is currently fucked and I'm living by lamp light ahahaha,

I did really like the colours of this nail set, save for the darker one, which just did not look nice on my nails. I tried to do an odd "bling" manicure, and I thought it looked lovely on, as the paler colour really complimented the gold. The gold was mainly comprised of sparkles, which made it easy to drag along the tip than if it were just varnish.

The only downside was that the gold just flaked off almost instantly, without hardly doing anything. After this happened the first time, I repainted the gold tips as I really liked the style, but put two coats of clear varnish on top in the hope of keeping it intact. But this also proved ineffective, as within hours two-three nails were gold free. It was easy enough just to repaint the odd fingertip, but it got tiresome very quickly. The pale colour lasted for aaages though, which I was really happy about (≧∇≦)キャー♪

All in all, I wouldn't quite recommend this set, as I think that the gold one makes up the entire "bling" element of this set, and it just doesn't stay. If you wanted to buy the box (link here) then I'd recommend that, as I believe that's great value for money and comes packed with other fantastic quality items, but this on its own is just not worth buying.

Have you got any nail varnishes you're loving at the moment? Let me know in the comments below!

Bye! x
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Tuesday, 20 January 2015

Beauty | Tonymoly Back Stage Gel Eyeliner in Black Review (Korean Cosmetics)

Hiya lovelies! How are you all doing? | ◕ω◕|o彡゚

I actually drafted this post more than six months ago, but obviously it's been hecticccc and I just haven't had the time to write it up properly! I'm genuinely trying a lot harder to keep up to date with my blog (and by that I mean I'm writing posts instead of revising for my last exam which is in two days, eek!), so while I try to collect some decent photos of my new products, I'll post my old drafts as filler.

So, let's get on with it!

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So this eyeliner is still a go to product for me, even now after owning it for about nine months. It's ideal if you're going for a strong look, as even with a thinner brush than the one provided this liner paints on thick and bold. My only major qualm with it is that it is exceedingly difficult to draw a thin, minimalist line, as the strength of the colour and also its gel consistency means you're more likely to end up with a thicker line than the one you intended to draw ahahaha. Although, this could just be my lack of gel eyeliner applying skills (⌒_⌒;)

Have you tried this Tonymoly gel eyeliner? What did you think? Let me know!

Bye! x
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Saturday, 17 January 2015

Beauty | Memebox Unboxing: Superbox #60 Back to School by Hope Girl (Korean Cosmetics)

お待たせしてすみません。 (╯︵╰,)

Hi everyone! Long time no see! How are you?
I'm sorry to have kept you waiting.

I've been insanely busy and lazy, having started Uni in September and having absolutely zero free time. Any time I wasn't in class, I was commuting, studying, or spending time with my family or boyfriend. Or playing his PS4. But anyway, here I am! And after only a sevenish~ month break (; ̄Д ̄)Oops.

I had a few posts saved in my drafts but I want to get back into things with my most recent purchase of Korean cosmetics, which is a Memebox! I'd never heard of these until about October, when I saw everyone on /r/AsianBeauty was raving about them.

I wasn't sure which one to get, really. A few of them that I was really interested in didn't ship to England, or were out of stock, or hadn't been released yet. I was leaning more towards getting make-up as although everyone who knows anything about kbeauty will recommend its fantastic skin care, I currently have a couple of items that really work for me right now, so I'll stick with that before I venture out into the great unknown that is Korean skincare (*´ー`)

I chose the number 60 Superbox: Back to School by Hope Girl as I'd recently just started Uni and thought it boasted a nice full-face collection of make-up items. So, without further ado, here's the unboxing!

Apologies for the quality of the pictures, I took them at something like 6:30 in the morning while I was getting ready. As you can see, there are a wide variety of items here, including a few full-sized ones! You definitely get a lot of bang for your buck with these boxes, I know if I'd bought one of the full-size items on my own, for instance the Nude Skin CC Cream, would have cost me something like half the price of the box (which has dropped in price now), plus they do ship internationally.

Stay tuned for a couple of reviews I wrote a few months ago on products I still use now, and I'll be doing proper reviews on a few of these Memebox items, but not all (such as the eyeliner pencil, as I'm strictly a liquid/gel liner girl; pencil just irritates my eyes and doesn't ever give me the bold black lines I crave ahaha), as well as some animes and doramas I've watched recently! (⌒▽⌒)☆

Have you bought any Memeboxes? Have you tried any Hope Girl products?

Stay healthy and happy, everyone!

Bye! x
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