Etude House Dear My Blooming Lips-talk ♥ Etude Pink Review + Swatches

Etude House Dear My Blooming Lips-talk: Etude Pink
Etude House Dear My Blooming Lips-talk: Etude Pink

I couldn't sleep one night, so I decided to check out some cool eBay auctions; believe it or not, online shopping helps me sleep better haha. I came across this really pretty lipstick, Etude House Dear My Blooming Lips-talk, the packaging really caught my attention because I have came across so many other lipsticks from the Etude My Blooming Lips range and non came in it's fancy costume; so right then I thought, why not bid on it since it's only a few dollars.

Sometimes I bid on eBay auctions, not wanting to actually buy the item; I mean if I do win the auction, I don't ever waste a seller's time, I would be happy to pay straight away, but most of the time I always lose the auction anyway so I don't pay much attention to things that aren't a must have for me... I wasn't planning on winning this auction, but I did... and I was super happy cause I won it for $15.00 NZD + free shipping (pretty sure it's the same price as buy now) LOL *blonde moment*.

Anyway, I received the lipstick and I was heart broken :( I was really looking forward to take some beautiful pictures of Etude Pink (that's the name of the color of the lipstick). The cute little box it came packaged with was squashed, the lipstick had a dent on top and the whole lipstick came apart, fell into three pieces; gawwd you should've see my reaction, my heart was crying.

I then email the seller biz-inside and I told them how disappointed I was (I didn't say it just so they could refund me, I really was disappointed) and they refund me a full amount of what I paid for no questions asked, all I had to do was sent a picture of my damaged product and I also got to keep the lipstick. This is no name and shame by the way, I have also won two other auctions from the same seller and all three items was sent to me in one package, only the Etude lipstick was damaged, all others came prefect conditions and shipping took two weeks to arrive in New Zealand.

Etude House Dear My Blooming Lips-talk: Etude Pink
Etude House Dear My Blooming Lips-talk: Etude Pink
Etude House Dear My Blooming Lips-talk: Etude Pink

Etude House Dear My Blooming Lips-talk is described as a lipstick that turns lips into a lovely pink with its smooth gliding and subtly shimmering shine. Smooth texture and outstanding color of creamy gel texture makes clean and vivid lips, relaxed fitting complex and smooth power system makes smooth lips without crack. Moist liquid paste and Hydro-Moist complex makes moist and kissable lips.

Pretty sure this is a Limited Edition version of the original My Blooming Lips-talk and it is only available in one color, Etude Pink.

The Etude House Dear My Blooming Lips-talk lipstick comes packaged in a baby pink color princess style tube and it comes dressed in its pretty sparkling nets costume with a princess-y E logo placed around the bottom. If you find Etude Pink's costume annoying and/or it keeps getting in your way while you apply the lipstick, her costume is easily removable, it's just a rubber band that goes around the tube.

There is a cute heart and crown designed engraved on the lipstick; it's super cute and girly.

The color of the lipstick looks intense from the tube but when apply on the lips, it goes on sheer. The pigmentation is okay, you can apply a few more layers and build up the colors, but it won't be as intense as it looks from the tube, no matter how many layers of lipsticks you apply!

Etude Pink is a beautiful princess pink that is suitable for everyday wear and it is office friendly. This is perfect for someone who is just wanting a not dramatic pink lips color with lots of shine.

Etude House Dear My Blooming Lips-talk applies smoothly, I have always exfoliate before each application. The lipstick goes on smoothly and evenly with its creamy gel texture.

This lipstick does transfer to cups and/or food while eating and drinking, but it did not bleed for me. The shine does fade after a while and the color also fades within two hours, leaving no stain behind.

Etude House Dear My Blooming Lips-talk: Etude Pink
Etude House Dear My Blooming Lips-talk: Etude Pink
Etude House Dear My Blooming Lips-talk: Etude Pink
Etude House Dear My Blooming Lips-talk: Etude Pink

- beautiful design and packaging
- excellent and smooth application
- gorgeous pretty in pink princess color
- delivers enough shine to your lips
- didn't last long, but I wasn't expecting it to be long-lasting anyway
- affordable and easy to buy on eBay

WHERE TO BUY: eBay seller biz-inside
♥ HOW MUCH?: USD $11.99
♥ DO I RECOMMEND IT?: YES! Definitely, if you love pink, love cute packaging and you love all things princess ~ ^-^

Have you tried Etude House Dear My Blooming Lips-talk lipstick? What do you think?

Kat Von D Everlasting Love Liquid Lipstick ♥ Lolita First Impression + Swatches

Kat Von D Everlasting Love Liquid Lipstick - Lolita

I have this habit of wanting to collect every shades available for a range of product without testing the product first and I sometimes regret this decision after I have finally try out the product; *face palm* when I think of all that money wasted on a product that didn't work.

So now instead of buying every shades available before testing it out, I would only buy all the shades if I have test out a product for awhile and decides I really like it and that I really want to spend my whole week of pay on one product in different color. I used to have this bad habit with shoes, but now I have turn my obsession into makeup, mainly lips products; it's less expensive compare to shoes, but it is still a pretty expensive obsession.

Kat Von D Everlasting Love Liquid Lipstick - Lolita
Kat Von D Everlasting Love Liquid Lipstick - Lolita

I have been eyeing up on the Kat Von D Everlasting Love Liquid Lipstick for a decade! LOL no I exaggerated a bit; but you know what I mean. I have seen so many people raves about this product and also I fell in love with the simple yet very pretty sleek packaging, so I was like, you know what?! I'm going to collect all the shades available from this range (that was before I have test the product).

Now that I have finally tried the product, I am just so glad I have made the right decision of not collecting all twelve shades from this range; or else I would be blaming myself for wasting so much money while I mourn for my bank account.

Kat Von D Everlasting Love Liquid Lipstick - Lolita

Kat Von D Everlasting Love Liquid Lipstick is described as "a long-wear, full-coverage liquid lipstick with a smooth matte finish", it has 4.5 out of 5 stars from 600+ reviews; I must be the only weird one who thinks this is a hit or miss product.

KVD Lolita First Impression
♥ the color isn't what it's described, it's not a "dusty rose", I was expecting a wearable, office friendly rosey shade but when I have tried it, it is showing as more a brown on me :( a bit disappointing as I have been obsessing over Lolita and had so many plans of wearing it to work grrr.
♥ long-wear ✓ and full-coverage 
♥ application wasn't easy due to hands shaking and long applicator, not used to it >.<
♥ the formula is very similar to Australis Velvourlips, after applying the liquid lipstick, it instantly feels heavy and patchy, not sure how to described it but it was uncomfortable when wearing it.
♥ overall it's nice to finally try it but I probably wouldn't re-purchase.

Kat Von D Everlasting Love Liquid Lipstick - Lolita
Kat Von D Everlasting Love Liquid Lipstick - Lolita
Kat Von D Everlasting Love Liquid Lipstick - Lolita

I have recently purchased Hourglass Opaque Rouge Liquid Lipstick in the shade Canvas, it is a bit similar to KVD Lolita; Canvas is more pinky than brown. I have been loving the Hourglass liquid lipstick and I wear it on most days that I wear makeup. It is twice as expensive as any other liquid lipsticks and it is a bit drying but I love it so much and I personally think it's more worth it to buy the Hourglass one than Kat Von D.

Anyway, are you a fan of the Kat Von D Liquid Lipsticks? What shades have you tried and recommend?

Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Nail Color ♥ Coral Reef Mini Review + Swatches

Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Nail Color: Coral Reef
Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Nail Color: Coral Reef
Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Nail Color: Coral Reef

I have never tried Sally Hansen nail polish before, but I have heard of amazing things about the brand. A family friend have recently visited and gift me a couple of Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear nail colors to try, lucky me. ^^ ~ I have just done a little research on the brand and the Xtreme Wear range, Coral Reef has a rating of 4.2 out of 5, must be a really amazing polish?! Let's see what I think of it...

Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Nail Color - Coral Reef
♥ coral in days and hot pink at night, color looks different depending on lighting
♥ bright and intensive color
♥ easy to apply, two coats for an opaque coverage
♥ the formula is quite thick but applies smoothly
♥ took 2 hours to fully dry two coats 
♥ nail polish chipped within 12 hours :( then it starts peeling off by itself within 24 hours

I have seen so many great reviews of people raving about the longevity of these, many gave positive reviews of how these Xtreme Wear nail colors last up to three days through all washing dishes and doing house works. I applied this one night, waited 3 hours watching TV, doing nothing that has to use my hands, then took a shower, made sure Coral Reef is fully set then went to sleep. Woke up the next morning, even check if my nail polishes are damage, which wasn't and got up, got ready and went to work. During the first three hours at work, it started to chip here and there (I work an office job which you can imagine it's not crazy like I have to use my hands a lot... Well I use my fingers to type on the keyboard and that's all I ever do). Then by the afternoon, Coral Reef starts to peel off by itself, I just don't understand?!

I will be trying out and reviewing the few other shades that was also gifted to me, hopefully they last longer. 

Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Nail Color: Coral Reef swatches taken at night with flash
Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Nail Color: Coral Reef swatches taken at night with flash

HOURGLASS Ambient Lighting Blush ♥ Luminous Flush Review + Swatches

Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush - Luminous Flush
Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush - Luminous Flush
Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush - Luminous Flush

Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush in Luminous Flush is one of my absolutely favourite blush in my makeup collection, it's seriously ahh-maaaazing! I have never been much of a blush girl, I would rather spend that fifty dollars for a blush on a lipstick instead; but ever since I purchased the Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush, I have been wanting more!

When I bought the Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush, at the same time I also purchase the Ambient Lighting Powder; but I later on sold the powder in a makeup group as I didn't feel like it wow me as much as it did to other people. I often see people raves about how glowy and flawless the powder made their skin look, but when I tried on myself, instead of a flawless face, it leaves random patches here and there as if I have dry skin.

I ordered the Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush in Dim Infusion on Mecca Cosmetica; but it was sold out too fast seeing as Mecca was the only NZ online boutique that stocks Hourglass products at the time, probably still is the only online boutique in NZ that stocks the brand. I always buy from Mecca, I love their excellent customer service! Plus, they have recently dropped all their prices and that really excites me! So I got Luminous Flush instead and it is just as gorgeous as the others!

Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush - Luminous Flush

Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush in Luminous Flush is described as a "champagne rose", it looks like a pinky-coral; Sephora have described it as "champagne rose blush fused with Luminous Light to evoke a candlelit glimmer". It could change color depending on lighting, most of the time when I apply it while getting ready for work in the morning, it look more like a dark pink color and in the afternoons when I touch-up at work, I could see more coral-ish pink. Does that make sense? I think you will have to try it yourself to understand. ~ :p

I tend to go very heavy handed when applying blush and most of the time I would overdo it which I always end up looking like a clown; Luminous Flush is totally opposite, the powder has a smooth texture and it isn't powdery like the Ambient Lighting Powder. The blush is easy to apply and blend nicely, you can either wear a thin layer for a bit of flush on your cheek, or you can layer it for a more intense look. I am always in a rush while getting ready in the morning, I give myself 15 minutes at most to do my makeup so I don't have a lot of time to blend, blend and blend; I usually just dab my blush brush in the pan and go dab dab on my cheek then swipe outward and I am done!

Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush - Luminous Flush

Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush wore nicely for eight hours on me, I don't have a clue what happened after LOl, I mean if it fades or what happens after that eight hours?! I always take my makeup off as soon as I arrive at home from work, it's impressive this blush sat nicely on my cheek through my eights hour of work time, it hangs on there even in hot humid days when my face would starts getting oily at around lunch time.

Overall Hourglass is an amazing brand! Expensive, but their products are truly excellent qualities! I have recently tried their Opaque Rouge Liquid Lipstick and I am thinking of collecting all the shades available cause it is seriously one of the best liquid lipsticks I have tried. I know I probably have said that about the Too Faced Melted liquid lipstick aswell, but if they are really amazing products and worth a try, I would always rave about them and recommend them to you guys, my readers. ^^ ~

Anyway, have you tried the Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush? or any Hourglass products? What do you think of the brand?

♥ Hourglass Veil Mineral Primer
♥ MAC Pro Longwear Foundation NC25
♥ Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush Luminous Flush
♥ Sailor Moon Makeup Liquid Eyeliner Brown
♥ FairyDrops Platinum Mascara Waterproof
♥ Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow Pomade Dark Brown
♥ Etude House Dear My Blooming Lips Talk Etude Pink

P.S Just saw on Facebook, Hourglass Cosmetics is releasing an Ambient Lighting Blush Palette soon! The palette contains three blushes - Luminous Flush, Mood Exposure and an exclusive new shade Incandescent Electra; I'm exciteddd

MEMEBOX ♥ Superbox #49 All About Lips Unboxing

MEMEBOX ♥ Superbox #49 All About Lips
Give your lips some oomph with this makeup only box! Kiss ghoulish-colored lips goodbye with creamy lipsticks, smooch-proof tints, long-lasting lip lacquers, non-sticky glosses and enviable cute lip who-know-whats! Packed with both beautifully baffling trendy colors and drop-dead gorgeous office appropriate hues, this All About Lips Box will be the box that you'll be reaching for every day and every night!

Price per box: $23.00
Shipping cost: $6.99

All prices are in USD, shipping time took approximately seven days to arrive.

Superbox #49 All About Lips

 RiRe Tick Tock Lip Gloss 3.5g
Full size product: 3.5g ($18)

Product Description:
RiRe's sensational lip item, the Tick Tock Lip Gloss take a mere lip gloss to a whole different level with its unique push-down button lid for revealing the lip gloss brush hidden inside! Not only is it sanitary to use, it also offers a glossy, colorful radiance that lasts for a long time.

How to use:
Push down the button on top of the lid to "tick-tock" opening the brush inside which will already to well-coated with the lip gloss. Paint your lips with the brush and close the lid to automatically push in the brush again.

Have I tried it?: Yes.

LOL that was my real reaction when I first opened the lip gloss, I was like... How the @*%!& do you use this? With a non-existing lip brush?!

My thoughts:
This may be the most complicated style of lip gloss I have ever come across. Lip gloss is randomly selected from five colors and I have received 04 Peach Orange, it's an intense orange. When I first opened the lip gloss I was confused, I wasn't sure how to apply with an applicator that came without a lip brush and then all sorts of thoughts ran through my head like maybe they have sent me a faulty one and the lip brush has broken in the tube... LOL okay it took me awhile to figure this, all I have to do is to click the top part of the lip gloss to have the brush comes out...

I love this lip gloss, it applies smoothly and you don't need a lot of products, a little covers your whole lips with an opaque coverage. RiRe Tick Tock Lip Gloss is very long lasting and it isn't sticky, once you have applied it it feels very lightweight, almost as if you're not wearing anything.

RiRe Tick Tock Lip Gloss: 04 Peach Orange
RiRe Tick Tock Lip Gloss: 04 Peach Orange

Cheek Room Lip Tint: 01 Red
 Cheek Room Lip Tint 8ml
Full size product: 8ml ($10)

Product Description:
This ultra-nourishing and long lasting Cheek Room Lip Tint promises an easy-absorption and bright colors for a lively, evening look for all four seasons. The lip tint will stay on your lips for 2-3 hours without the need for a reapplication.

How to use:
Apply lip tint by lightly padding from center and out.

Have I tried it?: Not yet.

My thoughts:
Lip tint is randomly selected from two colors and I have received 01 Red. I haven't tried this yet, I assume it's just like any other lip tints.

Cheek Room Color Lips: 03 Red
 Cheek Room Color Lips 4g
Full size product: 4g ($10)

Product Description:
Give your lips dreamy voluminous look with moist, colorful, and smooth Cheekroom color lips. Recommended for those who want vivid colors and luminous pearling lips. The lip colors add vivid coloration to the lip and smoothing and hydrating effect.

How to use:
Apply on the center of the lips and blend out.

Have I tried it?: Yes.

My thoughts:
Memebox must have a big business deal with Cheekroom, I have received a lot of Cheekroom products since I start purchasing from Memebox and until now, I still haven't really fully heard of the brand, mainly it's blog posts or videos of people reviewing their Memebox. Cheek Room lipstick is randomly selected from three colors and I have received 03 Red.

Red again... *sigh* ~ This should be name "The Red Lips Box", almost everything I received in this box is either red or orange, not that I don't like any of these shades, I do; but it's just I won't use as much since they're not everyday colors for me.

I really like Cheek Room Color Lips lipstick, it applies smoothly and most importantly it doesn't make my teeth yellow like any other red lipsticks. This lipstick isn't as opaque, you have to swipe a few layers to get a full coverage and it gives you that pretty plump glossy look.

Royal Nature Paint Mousse Lip Lacquer: 05 True Blood
 Royal Nature Paint Mousse Lip Lacquer 5ml
Full size product: 5ml ($24)

Product Description:
A newly arrived mousse-type lip lacquer from Royal Beauty, the Paint Mousse Lip Lacquer glides onto lips lightly with a silky finish while leaving matte, colorful radiance that actually lasts all day long!

How to use:
Fill in your lip contours with the Lip Lacquer and blend it in by smudging upper and lower lips with each other. It can also be used as a blusher and a point eye makeup.

Have I tried it?: Yes.

My thoughts:
Lip Lacquer is randomly selected from five colors and I have received the shade 05 True Blood; I love that Royal Beauty is just a little bit more unique than the others with their cute names instead of boring "pink" "red" and/or "orange".

The packaging looks very similar to Chi Chi's creamy matte liquid lipsticks and the formula is quite like Australis Velvorlips and a bit similar to Lime Crime Velvetines. It took me awhile to get it right with this lip mousse, if applies too much, it goes sticky and cracky like the Velvorlips, but it's really hard to just apply one layer as it dries very fast; to get a perfect application, you pretty much have to apply and fix any imperfection as quick as possible. This is where I struggle with the most, by the time I have applied and ready to fix any mistakes, it's already dried up and I have to take it off and re-apply.

Other than the not so smooth applications, Royal Nature Paint Mousse Lip Lacquer last a long time, dries full matte and it leaves a stain behind.

Royal Nature Paint Mousse Lip Lacquer: 05 True Blood

 Shara Shara Petit Friend Tint BalmOR01 Crown Orange 20g
Full size product: 20g ($8)

Product Description:
Designed into a crown shape with its signature character on the packaging, Shara Shara's Petit Friend Tint and a lip balm. While the mango seed butter and avocado oil deeply nourish dry, chapped lips, the lovely pink tint will stein your lips with a moist, radiant color!

How to use:
The crown part is the tint and the rest is the lip balm. The Tint and the lip balm can be used both individually and together. Apply using your fingers and blend it into your lips.

Have I tried it?: Not yet.

My thoughts:
This is the sort of lip products which I would rather keep as brand new item for collection, this is the first time I have come across a lip product in a jelly style and I love the design instead. When I opened the little tint to take a picture, it feels very sticky but it smells really fruity and nice. 

 Very Six 6 Seconds Kissing Lip Gloss 10ml
Full size product: 10ml ($17)

Product Description:
A tint meet a gloss and Very Six offers a new sensation with this 6 Seconds Kissing Lip Gloss that will perfectly paint your lips with the most natural and healthy-looking color radiance in just a single touch. Wait for 6 seconds after application, and it will bring out the best color for your lips! The propolis complex protects and moisturizes dry lips as well.

How to use:
Apply the Lip Gloss evenly over your lips and blend it in. Wait for 6-10 seconds until your lips start to emit brighter, more colorful glow.

Have I tried it?: Yes.

My thoughts:
This is no magic! Product description states: "wait for 6 seconds after application and it will bring out the best color for your lips!" LOL I was expecting like some color changing gloss, but nopp; it's pretty much a clear gloss with a little pink tint, I have swatched on my lips and it looks like a pink tinted gloss, I have also tried it on a piece of white paper and a makeup remover wipe, they also appear as a pint tint gloss. So no magic here guys; sorry they have disappointed you.

Very Six 6 Seconds Kissing Lip Gloss reminds me of one of Kim Kardashian's perfume, the one with the black bottle. It has this over-the-top strong jasmine smell, I love jasmine but I couldn't stand this one, it's too strong >.< ~

Overall Thoughts

I already own a bunch of lips products, both high end and drugstores, enough to last me a life time! Since I am so obsessed with lips products, I can't seem to not buy and I often struggle to choose the colors or the brands cause there's just too many to choose from! 

I love the idea of an All About Lips box as they don't just focus on one type of product, eg: a lipstick box, a lip gloss box etc... Instead they throw in all types for you to try; I have always love Memebox's surprises and even thou I haven't heard of majority of the brands included, I still really enjoy this box!

All items included are full size products, Memebox never fails to impress and all items added together are worth $87.00. Of course you can buy these cheaply on eBay, but in my opinion it's still very worth it! Especially when it only cost $23.00 per box! 

What do you think of the All About Lips box? Did you get this aswell? Have you tried any of the products mentioned above?