Sunday, 14 February 2016

Etude House Dear Girls Oil Control Pact [Review]

I was on the hunt for a cheap, travel friendly compact powder when I decided to get this Etude House Dear Girls Oil Control Pact. 

If I'm not mistaken this is part of a larger collection by Etude House. I got mine from HERE for $7.33 including shipping.

To be honest, the packaging was what made me press the buy it now button. Unlike other products, I had never seen this or did some research about it first.

It comes in a cute compact, with a mirror and a puff, which fits nicely in the palm of my hand. 

The powder is white / transparent, and has a light perfume scent. 

I have mixed feelings about this product. 

When I first got this, I tried powdering all of my face with it. I didn't like it. Although it is transparent, it does leave a kind of white / pale finish. It gives minimum coverage, so this would be better if used for touch ups. However, it does control oil on the long run.

So I've now started using this only for touch ups, as I carry it around in my bag in case of emergencies.

Having said that, I do think that this does break me out whenever I use it. I didn't think too much about it when it first happened, as I tend to  use multiple new products at once. However, I do think that I break out more when I use it.

I wouldn't re-purchase this, but if you're a young teenager who wants cute packaging and an oil controlling powder which doesn't break the bank, I think that you should try it out, as all other reviews I read about this didn't say that it broke them out. 


Sunday, 7 February 2016

TonyMoly Merry Atom Mini Cusion Blusher [Limited Edition | Review]

TonyMoly released this Merry Atom collection as part of their Xmas limited edition range. I couldn't resist not grabbing this as 1) I'm a sucker for manga, 2) I've got a weakness when it comes to cute packaging, and 3) after all the hype around cushion foundations, I wanted to test out a cushion blusher.

I got mine from this seller HERE, who is one of my most used ones, for $9.99, however I checked it out today and it is $11.99 - of course since it's a limited edition Xmas range, you'd better hurry up and get yours if you so wish.

This TonyMoly Merry Atom Mini Cushion Blusher comes in 2 shade varieties: #1 Strawberry Sugar Cake, and #2 Red Velvet Cake.

Mine is in shade #2:

As per standard cushion packaging, this comes packaged in the cutest compact ever. It has 2 separate levels: one for the sponge / puff applicator, and one which nestles the cushion product. 

It also comes with a handy mirror, making this blusher super handbag friendly and ideal for touch ups on the go.

If you're not familiar with cushion products, the product per se is nestled in a sponge applicator, which you need to press on with your puff in order to release the product. This way, you will only dispense the correct amount every time you need to use it. 

The blusher is very liquidy, and so a light hand is necessary when applying this. 

Even though this shade is called Red Velvet, I find that this colour verges more towards the coral, rather than a red velvet shade. 

It does give a lovely pop of colour, and is rather buildable too - should you want a stronger blushed up look. 

It is easily blended, and if you're not comfortable with using the puff, you can easily use any other brush that you want. 

It lasts for a good 5-6 hours on me, afterwhich it starts to fade nicely.

This is a nice blush to use, especially for those who have dry skin, or those who prefer a dewy look.

Hope this helps, feel free to leave any comments / questions about this product down below!


Lola Loves Sparkles International Giveaway | And the Winner Is ... [Giveaway | Closed]

And so another giveaway has come to an end! Thank you all for participating, and well done to the winner!

Keep posted for future giveaways <3

I've already emailed the winner, and she has three days time to email me back with details - if not I will have to choose another winner.

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Much love, as always