Friday, August 12, 2016

Etude House Color Lips-Fit Review

Hey everyone! I'm back with a fun review hehe - legit love the photos I took for this one tbh. In other news, I took a step forward with my Youtube and committed to posting two videos a week HAHAH - probs gonna crash. I feel like it's been another semester of overcommitting and taking on SO MANY RESPONSIBILITIES zzzzz...

Anyway, my review today is all thanks to the awesome Korean Cosmetics Store, Q-Depot. They are another choice for Korean makeup and beauty products. What's more, the site itself is so cute and pretty and easy to navigate - and the prices are incredibly low! It's a good option to check out if you are in search of some beauty or skincare products.

They kindly sent me the Etude House Color Lips-Fit product in PK001, as I requested. I really wanted something more bubblegum PINK and cute, since a lot of the lipsticks I currently own are very plum/bold colours. I decided it was time to go for a change and try out some feminine and flirty shades.

As you can see, there are 8 shades - 7 lip colours and 1 clear gloss. They are all very mild and princessy colours, with no crazy shades of red or purple. I like this range since its pastel and subtle, meaning this lip product could be worn on an everyday occasion. Apparently, the special point about this product is a 2-in-1 function, where it acts as a lip gloss AND a lip colour at the same time. The Etude House Color Lips-Fit product costs $6.90 USD on Q-Depot and comes with free shipping worldwide if your order exceeds $49! Too easy.

And nowww, it's time to see what the lip colour looks like ON and also if the colour is true to the photos. I do firstly want to say that I think the packaging is SO CUTE! It's also really similar to the Benefit products packaging imo. Plagiarism? Haha, though I'm sure the Benefit Lip Tints are slightly more expensive and higher quality.

The Etude House Color Lips-Fit has a bud application brush - totally not what I was expecting for a lipstick! The product inside the container looks really vivid and opaque, kind of like primary school paint? Haha.. However, the applicator brush is good for creating clean lines and applying very precisely, which I did like. The product also smells really nice ^_^ So it feels good to have on the lips.

Hmmm...on the lips however...I don't think this shade suited me that much? Maybe it's just not what I'm used to these days. I applied it across my lips quite evenly, and then tried to further matte it down a bit with a tissue. However, the product ended up being a little bit chalky on my lips. While that's not too bad a problem, since I did want it matte and dry, the bigger issue is that colour. WOW. ahha, I'm not too sure I could ever wear this out - I literally look like an asian barbie doll or something :O It's so disco, eighties, bubblegum-ness! I know I said I wanted a bubblegum pink before but I take that back haha coz I look a little bit ridiculous. Something I want to note though is that in the sample pictures, the shade is quite different. It doesn't stand out quite so much in their advertising and seems to be a much softer and milder pink touch. In my photos, it looked kind of fluoro even. I don't think it looks terrible, or like a disaster, but it definitely isn't my style and makes my lips stand out a bit too much - however I do think this is some people's style, so I wouldn't say this product is a completely bomb. Plus, it has many redeeming features like the affordable price, long lasting behaviour and moisturising effects before mattifying. So I'd recommend the product, but maybe in a different shade? :) You can check all the different shades out at Q-Depot anyhow!

Hope this was a review you enjoyed and thanks for continuing to support and read my blog!!

xx Heylinni
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Tuesday, July 19, 2016

ID Collective PR Showroom Fun! ☼☼

Hello everyone! How is it going? Atm, I'm in Victoria skiing! It's so fun but sometimes I get frustrated because I feel like I'm not improving hahah so dumb...I keep trying the ski parks but there's this one trick that I just cannot do and it's driving me crazy !! Oh well....persevere :) 

ANYWAY LMAO, a couple of weeks back, I went to ID Collective's Showcasing of the next seasons products from their clients. It was a fun experience and I felt more knowledgeable by the end of it haha. I had been to Portobello PRs showroom viewing in the past but I felt a bit less confident there and less looked after as a small blogger. However, ID Collective were absolutely fabulous in their service and friendliness! They are quite a big PR company situated in the City area - they represent a bunch of large brands such as Carmex, UNIQLO, Hush Puppies, Brite Organix, Nutribullet and more! I loved walking around their showroom and getting to look at everything on display and plus, the little freebies weren't so shabby either :D 

Hehe, let's get into the experience. When I arrived, parking was SO hard to find, as it is in the city. They were in this tiny block, hidden away by other buildings. But I went pretty late in the day, like around 5pm - the day right before my exam as well LOL. I was greeted by Katrina, who was extremely kind and accommodating. 

First off, she showed me the Nutribullet product. It was awesome because they had invited in a specialist who would show us the process of using Nutribullet and also make a juice of our choice. I chose the citrus flavoured juice because I LOVE the biting flavour of citrus fruit :) She talked me through using the Nutribullet as a convenient blender. It seemed highly technological but apparently very easy and intuitive to use - just a few simple buttons. However, the technology behind it is rather impressive and I was presented with a lovely lemon, orange, honey, etc. juice at the end, which tasted so delicious. She handed me the cup (pictured below) and I thought that we were supposed to pour the contents into a paper cup but she said I could just keep it, so I was pretty over the moon hahahah - such a quality plastic mug! I think the Nutribullet will retail for around $200, so maybe something to look out for when buying appliances or a new blender? 

Next, Katrina showed me around the showroom, starting with the shoes in the racks against the wall. I was able to have a look at the upcoming line for Hush Puppies, which mixed both style and comfort. I absolutely adore those pink 'oxfords' on the side with the cutout. The pastel colour is so cute and appealing and I think it would make for a cool yet feminine and cute outfit :)

Next up to geez were these sunglasses! Such a cute and lovely line and look at all the different designs and colours! I really need a new pair of sunglasses myself, so this style is what I'll be keeping an eye out for next time :P 

I was also shown this beautiful red bike, but not too sure from which brand it was (can't remember all those names! But check out a list of ID Collective clients here if you are interested) 

It was unexpected to see that ID Collective represented such a big brand as UNIQLO as well, so I was really pleased to see their promotions in the showroom. I love the sleek, sophisticated and simple styles of UNIQLO and also the superb comfort that they provide. 

I also got the chance to peek at this beautiful piece of homewares and lifestyle designs! The blue was so stunning in real life - one of my favourite colours in fact. This homeware brought such a brilliant shine into the room and I thought it was very very tumblr-like. 

Finally, I got to take some of these yummy Bondi Bircher snacks home. They were DELICIOUS! I took the chia seed and passionfruit pot and I just craved more. It had some fancy rose petals in it as well, which was unlike anything I ever tried before, but I enjoyed every bit of it.

As well as the Nutribullet mug and Bondi Bircher snack, ID Collective gave me a little gift bag to take home as well. When I say little, that is an understatement actually hahaha. This thing was huge and contained so many yummy items and beauty products, including Carmex lip balms, instant coffee sachets (we had these on ski trip - they were delicious!), protein balls, Tyrells Poshcorn, Spot Medic (for pimples), a Brite Organix hair mask and lots more. 

Overall, I had such a good time at the Showroom and want to thank ID Collective for every moment of it. I'm so grateful to be given fun opportunities like these and hope that you guys continue to visit and read my blog for many more adventures with me~~~

xx Heylinni 
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