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Let me introduce the Cerulean Warbler - a sweet cotton candy scented hand cream, enriched with shea butter and herb water. It is also free from parabens, sulphates, ethanol and mineral oil, but what's more... it's packaged in a really cute light blue owl, and part of the sales will go towards Protection Fund to help endangered birds!!
|"Hi! I'm Cerulean Warbler, the pretty singing bird in blue! You may already know me from many fairy tales, as I represent happiness."|
|"I like to sing, sitting on a branch, but nowadays I can't find many places to sit and sing because of tall buildings with glass walls. Also, many of my friends didn't notice those walls and crashed into them. Please help me to sing freely again!"|
This hand cream from Etude House is strangely thick in the pot (it sits in the body of the owl), but it is not at all sticky, and spreads easily across the skin.
I really enjoy the packaging of Etude House Lips-Talks. The box packaging is always pretty and sturdy in design, and the bullet is always packaged into a beautiful plastic casing that can be closed with a satisfying click. I never feel that the packaging is too tacky, and it actually makes me glad that there is no printed text on the casing.. because it gets really annoying when it rubs or scratches off, leaving tiny bits of coloured speck in my bag and a lipstick that looks like it's been through a few battles..
|My love for vibrant pink/red lipsticks shall never ever end ^-^|
|Etude House Color Pop Dear My Lips-Talk in OR214|
(Swatches can be found further down...)
|Etude House Sweet Recipe Dear My Jelly Lips-Talk in JPK002|
|Etude House Dear Color Pop Dear My Lips-Talk in OR221|
All three of these lipsticks are moisturising, and lasting power for the Color Pop lipsticks are great. Obviously, with a sheer finish, the Sweet Recipe Jelly lipstick does not last as long, but it is neither sticky nor shy in colour!
|Swatches for Color Pop OR214, OR221 and Sweet Recipe JPK002.|
The number of swipes have been labelled to demonstrate the range of pigmentation possible.
One single moisturising lipstick, out of which you can get a plethora of different looks. What's not to love?
|'FACE IT CC CREAM is a color-controlling cream that brightens your complexion.'|
As I couldn't tell what shade would match my skin tone, I told my sister that I was an NC20 in MAC, or No. 21 in Missha's Perfect Cover BB Cream - I figured these were pretty universal shades. The sales assistant in The Face Shop had never heard of an NC20, but on hearing No. 21 immediately grabbed 01 Radiant Beige off the shelf and handed it over.
I have only worn this CC cream once, and I'm slightly unsure about how well it matches. The coverage is great considering it is a CC cream for skin benefits rather than coverage, but it seems a little too light on me - it looks fine with a little bronzer to warm up my complexion, but as I was in a rush, I didn't have enough time to wait and see if it would oxidise and match up on its own. I will probably write a separate review on this after I test it out a bit more.
|Swatches of Etude House's Color Pop Drawing Show Creamy Pencil Set|
After swatching the above photo, I went to remove it just by rubbing it. When nothing happened, I tried again with cold water, then warm water, and then even warmer water. I rubbed my hand until it was red raw, and then.. it only smeared a little. As someone who named Urban Decay's eye liner as her holy grail... I am very excited to wear these on my eyes. I am hoping that they will be better than UD as even those smudge on me when it gets too warm!
Of course, I will post a proper review when I've tried these out properly, but I am already anticipating a good result with these!
|Etude House Proof 10 Color Eye Stick Bling in the Sea|
|Proof 10 Color Eye Stick Bling in the Sea in BL604 Deep Ocean Blue, BL602 Ocean Wave Blue, PK002 Mermaid Pink and BE102 Sand Gold|
|Swatches of Etude House Proof 10 Color Eye Stick Bling in the Sea|
Last but not least, I picked up a skin care item in the form of Tony Moly's Egg Pore Blackhead Out Oil Gel (why do all Korean skin care/cosmetic names seem so long?!)
I haven't tried this product yet, but I can tell you that I had a lot of trouble with the packaging. The yellow lid that goes on top of the gel before you screw on the top half of the egg is a complete pain to me. It is extremely difficult to put the yellow lid back on without the gel spilling out of the pot every time you push the lid down. The egg packaging is cute, but I really wish the internal packaging was less messy and wasted less product. Again, I will try and do a proper review for this soon.
Thank you so, so much for taking the time to read this post! If you've managed to come so far, then I applaud you for your patience! I know my posts are always super long and take an age to read, and I just want to thank you for sticking with me.
Have you tried any of these products before?
Is there anything you would like me to review first?
Take care :)