EtudeHouse Color Lips Fit in PK003 Review

Etude House Color Lips Fit in PK003 (ml)
Airy fit texture from moisturising liquid to soft powdery application. One application give clear and glowing color with non sticky attractive looking lip

I received this lipstick in my Honestskin gift box. I was happy and scared at the same time to see this product included. Happy because I love matte lip products and scared because I have never tried a long lasting matte lip cream that I actually liked. I would like to note at this point that the shade didn’t suit me at all and that my previous dislike of matte lip creams makes me a little biased.
So keep that in mind.

The shade I received is a bright neon pink. It is very pigmented and even with just one layer shows up very well on my darker lips.
It is easy enough to apply.
You just need to watch out for the lip lines since it can be a little tricky to get them clean, but I would not say that it is hard to use per se. The drying time is not too fast so you can get some adjustments but still dries fast enough to not wait around.

Standard doe foot applicator
The cream looks nice when freshly applied but does accentuate lip lines a lot.
It happens even more the longer you leave it on. This way it lasts about 3-4 hours but at around hour 3 you start to see it fade in the middle of the mouth. Even though this product slightly stains your lips you can not safely apply lip balm like you can on top of other lip tints.
When lip balm or gloss is applied the product will slide around and fade faster. It does refresh the color just like it does with lip sticks. I haven’t tried the gloss from the same line but I have read that it doesn’t slide around with it.

This color is very hard to capture but this bright neon pink comes close

The color is quite different to the swatches shown by Etude House so if you want to get one I would highly suggest to check the swatches by other people instead. As far as how this compares to other cheaper and more expensive products of its type. It is a little better than the L’oreal version and about the same when compare to Limecrimes Velvetines. The only difference being that they are longer lasting but feel worse on the lips.

It is a little less orange than on this swatch

If you like cream to matte long lasting lip products this is a good and inexpensive alternative, if you have tried these kinds of products before and didn’t like them you will likely not enjoy this either.

3CE Eyeliner, It's Skin Cookie Blusher and Color Lips Fit

Ingredients: Here

2.5 due to its mediocre lasting powers and drying look. Nice addition for people who are fans of matte lip cream.
Rating: 1.Blegh  2. Pff  3. Meh  4. Oohh  5. Awwyeah 6. Wooha

Available at Honestskin

Clarins clear lip gloss applied over Color Lips Fit
Disclaimer: This product was sent to me for review purposes. That fact does not alter my review or opinion in any matter For more information read my Disclaimer page.

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Chosungah Wonder Milk review

Chosungah Wonder Milk (140ml)
Milky texture, powdery scent, rich moisturising effect of Wonder Milk is loved by many Celebrities.
With a drop of Wonder Milk, the most optimal condition of skin is born.

Every time I order this, the box gets dented
I found out about Chosungah quite a long time ago, I was intrigued about the brand and attracted to the packaging. Since it is relatively hard to find and the prices are steep, it took me a while to finally take the plunge and purchase some of their products. I found some on sale on Koreadepart and ordering these items turned into a horrendous nightmare for me.
The good news is that this particular product turned out to be amazing.
Wonder Milk indeed!
I had no idea what to expect when I ordered it and honestly I am still a little unsure what this product is supposed to be.

The plastic is thick and milky
The packaging is super pretty , like most Chosungah products. Even though the packaging is made out of plastic, you can tell that it is good quality with attention to detail.
Like the hole that dispenses the product.
I don’t understand how so many companies get this wrong by having too small or too large holes that make usage a mess or difficult.
Thankfully Wonder Milks bottle makes it easy for you to use as much as you like easily.

Sealed top, the little boop is the size of the hole
I cant take a better picture right now but the hole is sort of visible
The texture is extremely liquid with a creamy feel to it. I guess it is quite similar to whole milk.
When applied, it is refreshing in a watery way, it sinks fast into your skin and leaves it moist afterwards.
Its scent is very noticeable.
I am not sure what it smells like, there is something powdery there but it isn’t unpleasant.
The smell disappears very fast so it doesn’t bother me when used.
Even though the scent is quite strong it isn’t as bad as the Face Shop Mango Seed cream for example.

Freshly applied to the left and slightly rubbed in to the right
The reason I like this product so much is that it is ultra moisturising. I am not sure how this milky liquid does this. You can feel that there is a certain amount of oil in the product, which manifests by its creaminess, but it is so lightweight that the sheer amount of moisture is still shocking.
I feel like Chosungah got the amount of hydration (water) and moisture (oil) perfectly right while still making it very lightweight which in turn makes this a moisture bomb.
This product is so good that I can actually use this as my last step of the routine if I choose.
Just remember my skin is very very dry, so dry that 95% of creams for dry skin still leave my skin incredibly itchy and dry.
This stuff smooths my scaly skin into baby butt territory, while soothing my itchiness and taking away the need of a cream. I feel like this is the perfect product for dry skinned peeps who can’t moisturise their skin properly, no matter how many products they add. For oily and combo skinned folks this is great if you don’t want to use too many products or if you simply hate creams.

This can be used as a toner, essence or emulsion. It can also be used to replace all three. With this, less is more, and unless you plan to use it as a mask (which it also does well) one or two drops are plenty for an entire face.
I feel like from all those products that claim to be multi tasking this is one of the very few that actually holds that promise.

PH: 5.5
Ingredients: Here

Rating: 1.Blegh  2. Pff  3. Meh  4. Oohh  5. Awwyeah 6. Wooha
This stuff is simply amazing and I believe suited for any skin type. Especially for folks with dehydrated or dry skin.

Purchased at Koreadepart
Available on Ebay

Have you tried anything from Chosungah before?

It's Skin Babyface Blusher in #03 Romantic Rose review

It's Skin Babyface Blusher in #03 Romantic Rose ()
Apply baby blusher on your cheek, completed your face looks young and lovely from clear pastel color Blusher. 
It's Skin Babyface Blusher in #03 Romantic Rose
Honestskin was holding a gift box Givaway for Bloggers a couple of months back.
I was one of the lucky people that was sent one of their boxes filled with unknown goods.
I was quite excited to receive this since I had no idea what it would contain and I really like a good mystery box.
When the package arrived I was positively surprised to see that it had a very good variety of skincare and make up and a larger quantity of items than I had expected.

It's Skin Babyface Blusher in #03 Romantic Rose
The cuteness!
After deciding on which skincare item to test first I threw myself on the makeup to test it all out.
I decided to review this blush first because it seems to have been around for a while but the reviews are not very conclusive.
I also was under the impression that this blush would only work with very light skin tones, but I was mistaken.
It's Skin Babyface Blusher in #03 Romantic Rose swatch
It was very difficult to capture but it is brighter on the cheeks than my hand
It is obvious how adorable the packaging looks, so as usual, when I see an adorable item I become very critical about its contents.
I guess that is the reason why I was positively surprised to see that the blush is very decent indeed.
At first I was not very excited to try this since the color looks very meh to me.
I prefer purple or red blushes to be honest, and I feel that all pink blushes are more or less the same.
I tried it anyway and have to admit it was very flattering on me!
This seems to be one of those colors that look good on a wide variety of skin tones.
The shade wasn’t as white and powdery as expected so it did go well with my yellow medium toned complexion. 
It made me look very fresh and youthful which is always a plus.

It's Skin Babyface Blusher in #03 Romantic Rose
There is a plastic separator which makes it look a little shiny
The blush itself has a smooth texture that is surprisingly pigmented.
It isn’t the finest powder I have tried but finer than many drugstore blushes.
The powder puff works OK but it does pick up a lot of blush, so beware.
For these pictures I used the puff only and it looks fine to me.

It's Skin Babyface Blusher in #03 Romantic Rose puff

All in all I believe this is a decent blush, especially for the price that will look flattering for a lot of different looks and tones.

Ingredients: Can't find them

I give it a 3.5. As bland as I find it in the pot it is even prettier on my face. Not a product I get excited about but I appreciate how nice it makes me look.
Rating: 1.Blegh  2. Pff  3. Meh  4. Oohh  5. Awwyeah 6. Wooha

Available at Honestskin 

It's Skin Babyface Blusher in #03 Romantic Rose  face swatch
Babyface blusher, Etude House Color Lips fits and 3CE eyeliner

Disclaimer: This product was sent to me for review purposes. That fact does not alter my review or opinion in any matter For more information read my Disclaimer page.

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A little bit about me aka Why interactions are like board games

 I am not a very social person, awkward even.
Well, really awkward actually.
It is not that I don’t like people or doing social activities, it is just that as an introvert, I like one on one conversations much more than talking to people in a loud crowd setting.
Obviously, there is also the fact that I seem to not have finished my course on how to interact with humans. I am not sure why, but somehow I never get the basics right. Small talk is incredibly strange for me for example. I don’t understand it. I am terrible at it and it is all in all a thing I do because I feel like I have to, but not sure why.
Sometimes it feels like interacting with new or newish people is like that awkward moment when you are about to walk into someone and they swerve to the side but you do as well. Then the little dance follows of walking left and right trying to pass that person but you seem to mirror each other on purpose so it never happens.

I wish it would be this cool!
This does of course not mean that I don’t like getting to know new people.
I actually love it!
It is just like a strange board game to me where I feel like I don’t know the rules so I make lots of mistakes while being very confused.
So you can imagine how nice the internet is for someone like me.
I can interact with strangers while diminishing a lot of these awkward moments.
Thanks to the internet, I have found many other people who think and feel similar to me.
Now that I know so many other introverts, I feel much more comfortable. I stopped thinking I am as strange as extroverts made me believe.

I guess where I am going with this is that I am very grateful for all of you, my lovely readers.
I enjoy writing in general but the moment some of you started interacting with me it became quite wonderful.
I become incredibly happy when you write me messages and tell me that a product I recommended helped or that a routine suggestion turned your skin around.
I love getting messages from all of you, and I hope that you feel that you can write me any time about anything really. I mean I love skincare and movies but if you need help to name your new pony I would be happy to help (Hubert Cuddlepuff!).

The ways to reach me are all over the place, so I am just going to leave it all here.
Nice and organized.
Facebook, Instagram, Twitter

I am usually jumping around between all of those and reachable anywhere.
But please feel free to message me any time!
So thank you again for being such wonderful readers and bearing with all my ramblings.

OST Original Pure Vitamin C20 Serum Review

OST Original Pure Vitamin C20 Serum (30ml)
The best selling item of 2012 - 2013the fastest effect with Vitamin C. Need to tone up loose skin for keeping youth. Includes Pure Vitamin-C 20%, Whitening / Recovering trouble Scars, Removing Blackheads.

OST Original Pure Vitamin C20 Serum

I have been hearing about the famous C20 Vitamin C serum formerly know as OST for months now. After a friend personally raved to me about this serum I decided to give it a try.
I found a particularly good sale online and promptly decided to take the opportunity and bought it.

OST Original Pure Vitamin C20 Serum

I was quite excited for this trial and thought I should make a little bit of an experiment to see if it is as good as it claims.
I stopped using all kinds of acid for a week before staring the trial.
I also had a bottle of It’s Skin Vitamin C serum in the house which broke Johnny Clyde out.
I thought if I use the It’s Skin serum on one side of my face and the C20 one on the other, I could track any improvement better.
The things I expected from the serum is that it would give me a light exfoliation, even out my skin tone (my forehead is darker than the rest of my face since I ran around with my face down all summer and my forehead got all the sun) and diminish my PIH I had left from the Benton incident.
I know that Vitamin C is also supposed to diminish fine lines by supporting the skins collagen production but that is suppose to only happens after around 6 months of usage.

OST Original Pure Vitamin C20 Serum
The pipette comes separately for safer transport
The serum is yellow orange in color and quite liquid.
Only little is needed since it spreads very easily. I used around 2 drops for half my face and 3 4 drops was enough for Johnnys entire face.
It smells slightly metallic and citrusy, a smell that is relatively faint and disappears quickly.

OST Original Pure Vitamin C20 Serum
The serum is a very light yellowish color
Some people reported it to dry sticky but we didn’t have that experience at all.
I believe it might be due to using too much product at one time.
I didn’t experience any stinging at the beginning but my skin is already used to acids.
Johnny has had random light stinging when he had sensitive skin or open wounds.
It didn’t happen often and it was very mild.
One thing I have observed is that if I don’t wash my hands after applying the serum, sometimes a little bit gets stuck on the side of my left ring finger and it turns brownish after about a week. When I wash my hands after the application that doesn’t happen. It is definitely an accumulative stain as well.

OST Original Pure Vitamin C20 Serum swatch
This is the color when the serum oxidizes. If your serum is this color stop using it. This is my serum after 3 months and this was the last drop I saved
I would like to note that the It’s Skin serum does not have the right PH to exfoliate but I still hoped that I would see some kind of effects from it.
Spoilers, I didn’t!
I also started using acids again half way through the trial period.
First, I only used the serum during the day and the acids during the night. I also tried to use acid and serum day and night for a week.
All the applications worked fine for me. The acids I use are mild enough to mix and the one time I did a stronger peeling I skipped the serum for a day and resumed afterwards without any issues.
It is so lightweight and fast absorbing that it played really well with all of my skincare.
Now onto the effectiveness!

OST Original Pure Vitamin C20 Serum gif
It is very watery. Note the color of the fresh serum
PIH fading:
There is definitely some visible fading. I didn’t have dramatic PIH to begin with but the left overs I had practically disappeared during the two months of usage. I had a bad stint of spots last week which I am still recovering from. Hopefully my new serum will arrive soon so I can track the fading better this time.
My face is definitely more even and my forehead is a little lighter. It is still darker then the rest of my face but I think I need to use the serum for longer to see better results. The color difference is probably only visible to me so I am happy with it so far.
The It’s Skin side didn’t have much to fade but I didn’t see any significant changes.

OST Original Pure Vitamin C20 Serum before and after
C20 side
As mentioned before It’s Skins serum doesn’t have the right PH to exfoliate. While using it I noticed that my right side of the face was much rougher than the left.
This is how I noticed that the C20 Serum actually exfoliates the skin. I still need to use a physical scrub every once in a while but this product performs really well for my daily exfoliation needs.

Spot prevention/reduction:
I didn’t have any spots at the time I used this serum at all. Johnny had periods with and without.
I think it definitely helped to reduce the spots but it was no miracle treatment for him. The serum didn’t give him any more spots or disturb the ones he had. He didn’t break out or get any irritation from it either unlike the It’s Skin serum. Even with his sensitive skin it worked very well.

OST Original Pure Vitamin C20 Serum face
This was about 3 weeks after starting the serum. My skin looked very nice and glowy already!
Fine line reduction:
I have wrinkles on my forehead.
I don’t know how long they have been there since I didn’t notice them until recently. Mother says they have been there for years (how did I not notice them?) and I accept her perceptive powers.
They are partly there due to my dehydrated skin (since they plump up quite a lot when my skin is well hydrated) and due to facial expressions.
One can not do much against those kinds of wrinkles besides taping them still or botox.

Mother has been doing this for a couple of years and it works!
To my surprise I have actually seen a reduction of them!
I remember scheming  for a few months on how to diminish these pesky lines with skincare.
I was already making a list on what serums and essences to test out and see if their anti aging claims are true. One day I looked in the mirror and realized that my lines were almost gone!
I couldn’t believe it and asked Johnny is he saw it too. He did indeed.
I was so happy that I cracked the puzzle already. At that time I wasn't sure which product in my routine was the culprit so I proceeded to test it out. I found out that having really hydrated skin is very important and that hydration does indeed plump up fine lines.
Not having dehydrated skin is unfortunately not the answer since I still had some wrinkles left.
I suspected it might be the Vitamin C serum after I noticed that I my wrinkles were less pronounced on the left side of my face. I went on a holiday for a week and left the serum at home.
I remember waking up on day 3 or 4 of my holiday and noticing how much worse the forehead wrinkles looked. That was when I knew the serum was the reason why my lines were so much less pronounced.
After a couple of days of re introducing the serum, when I came back home, my fine lines started diminishing again and that pretty much confirmed everything for me.
I honestly don’t know with what kind of voodoo magic this serum reduced the lines but I am very happy about it.
OST Original Pure Vitamin C20 Serum wrinkle before and after
You can see that the lines on the left above are deeper than the ones of the right above.
Maybe it fast tracked the collagen production or maybe it was something else.
Whichever way this serum has become a staple in my ever changing routine and I already recommended it to every one that listened.
I think this serum is worth every cent and coupled with some incredible ingredients together with my own experience, it is something I think anyone should try that has issues with fine lines or pigmentation.

OST Original Pure Vitamin C20 Serum apple
Saw this test on Wishtrend and wanted to recreate it at home. Will this serum keep me as fresh as the apple?
A few notes on usage:
Vitamin Cs effectiveness is PH dependent which means that if the PH is raised a certain amount the product is ineffective anymore. To get the most out of your C20 serum use it directly after cleansing or toning and wait 20 to 30 minutes before proceeding with your routine. This will give the serum enough time to work its magic. If you have never used an effective Vitamin C or acid product before, slowly introduce this to your routine. Once every other day is plenty to make sure your skin likes it. You can add it more and more often until you feel comfortable with its usage. I used it once a day for two weeks and twice a day for the remainder of the time. Remember that this serum will eventually oxidize, as shown in the swatch above. Keep the bottle in the fridge until you use it and it should be fine until you finish it. Mine started oxidizing after 3 months of opening, but thankfully I had already finished 99% of it. If it does oxidize it is not harmful to use but not effective anymore. Some people like to keep it in the fridge at all times but I kept it in my bedroom at a comfy 23 degrees and it was fine. Wishtrend actually always has the freshest serums and you can see on their listings when it was produced. This way you can get the most usage out of your bottle.
PH: 2.5
Ingredients: Here

Rating: 1.Blegh  2. Pff  3. Meh  4. Oohh  5. Awwyeah 6. Wooha

Purchased at Wishtrend

Disclaimer: This post contains affiliated links and codes. That fact does not alter my review or opinion in any matter For more information read my Disclaimer page.

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Happy New Year wishes from the bat riding babies!

Most outstanding and utterly superb Cosmetics of 2014

2014 has been an exciting year and  filled with new Cosmetic discoveries from around the world.
I also feel that  experimenting with Asian brands and products in 2013 gave me a good base of judgement to be able to review and present to you the products I have tested this year. After using some duds, some life changers, but mostly solid quality products I thought I would present to you my favorites of 2014. Because why settle for the mediocre if there are miracle products around!


Feeling Vampiric with Tonymolys tint
Best Lip Tint:
Tonymoly Kiss Lover Live Tint in Vampire red
I have tried a lot of lip tints by now but Tonymoly has wowed me with their amazing staying power and pretty shades. I recommend any of the Cats Wink line but this shade is my absolute favorite.

I like this lipstick so much I used it as my blog header!
Best Lipstick
Heng Fang Balm Lipstick in Burgundy #2
I haven't had good luck this year in terms of Lipstick. The ones I tried were quite mediocre and not very memorable. This one is unforgettable though! With its cheap price it impressed me with the most amazing Burgundy shade I have ever worn. It made me feel instantly great while being very comfortable to wear.

Best Eyeshadow
Etude House Look at my Eyes Cafe
I have to admit that I did not use many Korean eyeshadows so far. My favorite was this collection by Etude House since they are very smooth and have lovely pigmentation. They have less fallout than most shadows and are superior to my Mac pots.

Blueberry Pie cheeks
Best blush
Etude House Cookie Blusher in Blueberry Pie
An adorable blusher that gives a very multi use shade. The lovely quality together with the low price makes me want to try the entire palette.

It looks so natural Johnny Clyde didn't notice he was wearing CC Cream!

Best Foundation product
Welcos Zombie CC Cream
This stuff is amazing! It convinced my super critical Mother, which says a lot. I can use it in so many ways that I usually skip my concealer and powder.

Best Powder
Catswink  Powder Pact
One of the most adorable products in my stash, it is also the nicest powder I have ever used.
With my dry scaly skin, powders are usually a no no, but this little cutie has enough coverage to hide pores and evens out my skin tone giving me a very doll like complexion without making my face look dry or enhance any flakes. This is better than many high end powders I have tried, great buy indeed!


Best Cleanser
Missha Super Aqua Oxygen Micro Cleanser
This stuff is magic! I don't really like foam cleansers but the perfect PH together with the fun application method makes this very fun to use. The fact that it cleanses really well is also a plus!

Best Cleansing Oil
Klairs Black Deep Cleansing Oil
I am not a huge fan of cleansing oils so I usually just experiment with samples and see if they are any different. Honestly most of them are pretty similar and underwhelming. Klairs cleansing oil, in the other hand, feels very nice on the face yet it has better cleansing powers than other oils I have tried. The ability to loosen more sebaceous filaments than others is a big plus as well.

Best Toner

Dear Enprany Moistfull Booskin
The only toner that actually made a difference to my skin. It is wonderfully hydrating and everything I expected from Hada Labos Lotion but didn't get.

Best Emulsion
Nature Republic Snail Therapy Emulsion
The first emulsion I have tried that really makes a difference. It adds both hydration and moisture to your routine while being light yet powerful. Besides the snail super powers it also smooths out scaly skin very well.

Chosungah Wonder Milk
This is a mystery product that definitely verges on the miraculous. It is a true multi function product. Depending on your preference and skin type you can use it as a toner, lotion, emulsion or even your moisturiser. I use it instead of my emulsion and it is so good that I could even skip my cream. I never was able to skip my cream before since my skin is sooo dry. How Wonder Milk is able to do so is a mystery to me but it is one of my favorite products I have tried this year.

Best Acid
Pharmaceris Mandelic Acid
I have tried both the 5% and the 10% version of this product and they are both amazing.
This cheap Polish find is by far the best acid I have used yet. After experimenting with Asian, American and European acids, this one simply has it all.
I recommend this to people who are sensitive to acids and people of color.
It is much milder than most acids, something that also reduces the risk of getting Hyper-pigmentation for people with darker skin tones. Since it is like a mix of an AHA and BHA it often gives more results to people who didn't see good results with other acids.

Best Active
C20 Vitamin C Serum
You might have heard a lot of hype surrounding this. I am the first one to be very critical as soon as a product starts getting very popular, but this serum does not disappoint. It is truly amazing and I can not believe that it actually helped diminish some fine lines. Detailed review coming soon!

The adorableness!

Best Sleeping Pack
Too Cool for School Pumpkin Sleeping pack
I haven't found my HG sleeping pack yet but this one has been the best so far. It feels very nice and leaves my skin velvety soft.

Best Sunscreen
Biore Rich Watery Mousse
This stuff is the bees knees, the cherry on the cake, the cat's pyjamas. Yep that good! All you sunscreen haters need to try this out. It changed my view on sunscreen and now I can't go without.

The hand cream is a little more relaxed than this excited Kakapo
 Best Hand Cream
Etude House Kakapo Hand Cream
This might not be the best hand cream ever made but it smells absolutely delightful and feels great when applied to your hands. I am incredibly sad how difficult it is to find since I need more!

Best Hair Product
Boutique Bebe Concentrate Vita Nutritive Mist
I  received this in a Memebox and thought it looked pretty boring. One of those days that I had super frizzy and coarse hair I decided to give it a try and sprayed the heck out of it onto my hair. To my astonishment my hair was silky smooth the next day without removing my curls. No product I have ever used has been able to achieve such a feat. I am only sad because the bottle is so small for all my hair.

My skin after 3 weeks of using Ladykins Vanpir cream

Best of the Bestest Best
Ladykin Vanpir Dark Repair Cream
Wow, no seriously. WOW
This stuff is so good I can't even rave enough about it. Since I published my review on this product I just have fallen in love with this even more! After the review I started testing other products which simply didn't live up to it. Due to some health issues I also had a minor breakout on one part of my face which meant that I had to cut out everything out of my routine in the middle of Winter. For me that is a skin death sentence. Yet my precious Vanpir cream has managed to keep my skin soft, supple and moist even without using any other products besides a cleanser and an acid. Yeah that is a feat!
I am almost out and I dread the day it is finished since I am on a shopping ban until I finish all my other moisturizers.

Yep that is exactly how excited I am about my precious Vanpir!

What are the products that you have fallen in love with this year? 
If you would hold a best skincare award ceremony which products would win?

Disclaimer: This post contains affiliated links and codes. That fact does not alter my review or opinion in any matter For more information read my Disclaimer page.