Tuesday, 30 September 2014

Burt's Bees Royal Jelly Skincare - Radiance Serum and Eye Cream

Hello Lovelies! It's been a while! I am back to part time work at the moment, so plenty of time for me to get blogging again :P

Today's post is dedicated to Burt's Bees, and some of their honey bee Royal Jelly Range. Royal jelly is known to be very nourishing in skincare (apparently one little drop of royal jelly contains 134 nutrients!), so I was excited to be sent two items from the range to trial - the Radiance Serum, and the Radiance Eye Cream. 

Below are my thoughts. 

Sunday, 21 September 2014

Beautynetkorea 15% Sale + 5% Credit Event is On~!

Woohoo, so Beautynetkorea (my fave go to online store for cute Korean beauty stuffs) is having a pretty fab sale on at the moment. All members get 15% off their order, plus 5% credit back to use on future purchases! Time to go shopping, I say ^.^

Now the variety of Korean beauty brands that Beautynetkorea stocks is pretty huge, so I decided to compile a wishlist of sorts, for any of you who might want to take advantage of this sale. 

Lipstick Junkie

The lipstick junkie is the girl who won't leave the house without a slick of colour gracing her lips. Peek into her everyday handbag and you're guaranteed to find up to 15 lippies rolling around in there. 

"I do use them all - honest!"

If that sounds like you, check out...

Peripera Love Fairy Tint Stick

Peripera has some really darling packaging, and these lip tints are no exception. Each shade has it's own sweet and pretty character illustration. 

Lip tints in the form of lipsticks, these will offer a splash of neon pink colour to the lips. 

Aritaum Honey Melting Tints

Aritaum's Melting Tints are hydrating lip balms and lip colours in one product, with a smooth, melted honey like application. Treat your lips to these!

Etude House Dear My Wish Lips

With it's princess-like pink packaging, how can you resist Etude's new moisturising, vividly pigmented Dear My Wish lipsticks? 

With a range of 10 colours branching from peachy nudes to vivid pinks, to lovely reds, you'll have plenty of trouble choosing just one~!

Skincare Addict

The Skincare Addict will stop at nothing to achieving beautiful, flawless skin - her vanity table is littered with all sorts of jars, bottles, and tubes. 

"Hydrating? Must buy! Skin brightening? Ooh, I like the sound of that - buy! Complexion clearing? Yes, give me!"

If that's you, then take a look at these...

Skin79 10 Seconds Mask

Refresh and brighten your morning complexion with a quick 10 second all in one mask. This multifunctional baby is a toner, emulsion, and essence all in one - super handy for when your skin needs a pick me up, or if you're in a rush in the mornings! 

Skinfood Black Sugar Perfect First Serum

Take your skincare regime to the next level by adding a serum to your collection. Skinfood's Black Sugar Serum has a concentrated formula which gently exfoliates, brightens, hydrates, and soothes wrinkles. 

Mizon All In One Snail Repair Cream 

Any skincare addict is willing to try anything a bit 'out there' in the quest for great skin. Why not check out one of the hottest skincare trends at the moment, snail filtrate skincare. 

You heard me - snail filtrate (the snail's slime, not to be confused with actual snails)

Snail filtrate skincare is so popular in Asia at the moment - it's known to have healing properties in skincare, able to fight against damaged skin, acne, and ageing.

Kawaii Packaging Whore

A girl who looks at packaging first, she tends to collect makeup solely on how pink, animal shaped, or dessert themed the makeup item is. Actual effectiveness and functionality of the item has no real meaning to her - she's too busy posting pictures of her makeup collection on Instagram #KAWAII

"OMG so cute! What does it do? I don't care! It's too cute. I NEED THIS IN MY LIFE"

Kawaii-holics need to check out...

Etude House Sweet Recipe Cupcake All Over Colors

Sweet scented creamy formulation for cheeks, lips, and eyes, all packaged in adorable metal tins shaped to look like cupcakes. 

Tony Moly Petite Bunny Lip Glosses

Adorable bunny shaped lip glosses which offer a hint of sheer colour and shine to lips - each individual gloss has it's own facial expression. 

Holika Holika Sweet Cotton Pore Cover Mousse Starter

A cotton candy themed collection recently released from Holika Holika includes this mousse textured makeup primer, specifically targeted at smoothing pores. I wonder if it smells like cotton candy? ^.^

Boyfriend/Friend/Sister Looking for Gift Ideas

Looking for affordable gift ideas for a loved one? Fret not, here are a few ideas on cute gifts bound to please. 

This blush compact is just the epitome of feminine, with it's pink and gold packaging, and intricate rose petal design. 

Use each of the 5 shades separately, or swirl together for pretty, flushed cheeks. 

With it's funky packaging, Clio's moisturising jelly lip tints are perfect for the girl who's cool, fun, and trendy. 

For the girl who's like a star in your life, Skin79's Glow Powder is girlishly packaged with multicoloured pearls, which when swirled together adds a radiant, shimmery glow to skin. 

Every girl needs to pamper her skin now and then, why not try these hydrogel masks from Etude House? There are 5 sheets, each targeting a specific skin concern from hydration to pore tightening, to brightening. 

Skincare junkies are bound to be excited to recieve this IOPE serum - a well known quality skincare brand amongst beauty lovers. This Skin Boosting Serum is perfect for all skin types, moisturising, soothing, and balancing the skin.

And last, but far from least,

For the girl who likes cute or unusual packaging, check out Baviphat's Urban Dollkiss apple packaging range. The Urban Dollkiss range has an edgy cool concept, and their apple shaped products are bound to look interesting on any vanity table. 

The Specifics!

- The 15% discount and 5% credit back deal only applies to Beautynetkorea members - but it's super quick, easy, and free to join up if you aren't already a member

- New signups get credited $3 as a thank you

- The 15% off discount will automatically be applied as you go to checkout (not when items are being added to your cart)

- You earn credit through purchases - you get 5% back to use on future purchases (the normal rate is 3% I think)

- Free shipping - gotta love free shipping (registered or EMS options are available too if you want to pay for it)

- The 15% off promo runs until October 16th 

If you want to stock up on some Korean beauty goodies, then you need to hop to it lovelies ^.^ 

Beautynetkorea website here

xoxo Tulip Love

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This is not a sponsored post - though Beautynetkorea does pay to have their banner on my site, and occasionally sponsor me goods, this feature post came from my own free will, simply because I actually do shop there frequently, and because I think this is an awesome promotion too. 

I have not tried all the products featured here, I tried to pick items that were interesting or on trend at the moment~ If you have tried any of these, feel free to leave your thoughts on it in the comments ^^

Thursday, 18 September 2014

11 Random Facts About Me

1. Shy and introverted my whole life. I would literally freeze up and not be able to speak because I was so shy. But things got better in uni - I guess just because I was getting older. I'm still a really quiet person in general now, but I'm a lot more confident in interacting with people~

2. I really dislike orange flavoured candies - I have no idea why! But I love orange juice

3. I graduated university with a Bachelor's Degree (Tourism Management & Public Relations) and a Post Graduate Diploma (Writing, Editing, & Publishing), but I'm not doing anything with either qualification just yet :(

4. I'm currently the manager of a fashion retail store, but my contract ends in 2 weeks time

5. I've had one of my ears pierced 4 times (same spot) throughout my life - it's gotten infected every single time - the other ear only had to be re-pierced once

6. I get cucumbers and zucchinis mixed up a lot 0.o

7. My ideal job? Working for a Public Relations Agency, specialising in beauty of course, lol. Dealing with PR reps as a beauty blogger has piqued my interest in this field, especially since I majored in Public Relations at university

8. I'm single. I tell everyone that it's by choice, but secretly I am a little lonely. I can come off a bit cold because of my shyness, so maybe that's why I'm not approachable to guys *shrugs* 

9. I loathe going to the dentist - just loathe it. I'd rather get a vaccination instead of going to a dental check up, lol

10. I wish I had started blogging earlier than I did 

11. One of my weird fears is choking on a fish bone - I literally gag just at the mere thought of it...and what an awkward way to conclude today's post :P

Sorry it's not the most interesting post, nor beauty related - work is really rough at the moment so I'm literally just flopping into bed as soon as I get home lately T.T

But I shall be working on a lot of beauty reviews, as well as replying to your comments, this weekend, so bear with me! 

xoxo Tulip

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Wednesday, 10 September 2014

4 Mini Korean Beauty Reviews

Hi Lovelies! 

Today's post is an assortment of mini beauty reviews, made up of beauty products that I had planned to fully review, but never got around to (for whatever reason). Rather than let the photos languish forever on my computer, I will just give you my quick thoughts on these ^^

Some of these date back quite a bit! 

Etude House Juicy Cocktail Gradation Nails #5 Princess Marry

A super cute nail polish set from Etude - the polishes are quite tiny, however it's not expensive for the set. I think I paid about $8 for it? 

The base polish is really sheer - I wouldn't wear it on its own since it would make my nails look a bit unhealthy, against my yellow skin tone colouring. The middle shade is your typical clear polish with really fine gold shimmers. If you wanted you could just use the base and then this glitter shade for subtle gradation nails. 

The third polish, the top off polish has larger pieces of gold glitters in it. If you like an even coating, you have to layer on this polish quite a bit, as the glitters apply sparsely and don't really group together. 

Overall, you could probably create your own set using similar polishes, but this is inexpensive and cute, so not a bad buy ^.^


Mizon King to the Kong Berry Aqua Step Up Cream 

Comes in a massive 300ml tub! Packaging is humorous and fun, and the texture of the cream is interesting. 

Rather than a cream, this is more of a gel...haha, it looks like hair gel too :P

The little dots in the cream are moisture beads that burst as you apply the gel to your skin. 

Feels really cooling as you apply it, and absorbs clear. 

Considering it says that it'll supply moisture deep into the skin, I didn't actually find it very hydrating. It's very lightweight, and absorbs super quick, leaving my skin feeling like it hasn't had a hit of hydration at all. But if I apply a second layer, my skin ends up feeling a bit sticky instead. 

Didn't really enjoy using this, unfortunately. 

Petitfée 98% Hydro Gel Eye & Spot Patch

This was an impulse, random purchase from a while back. I had started noticing dark undereye circles at the time and decided to get this to see if it worked. 

The patches feel super cooling when applied, with a bit of a superfresh tingly type of sensation? 

But I have to say the shape of the patches were puzzling as they didn't actually fit my under my eye - not even close! It's a weird C shape that doesn't sit well under the eyes. 

I didn't notice any brightening effects either. As for spot treatment, they didn't do much to minimise any of my breakouts! 

But I have to say these patches stuck to the skin surprisingly well - you could go about your daily business while wearing these and they wouldn't fall off. 

Don't think I'd recommend these overall - a bit pricey for what it is, and no noticeable results as far as I could tell. 

Tony Moly Luminous Goddes Aura Make-Up Mist

Last mini review!

I'm kinda obsessed with glowy or dewy skin, and one of the products you can use to fake the look is an oil based face mist. The first dewy mist I tried was Etude's mist from their Collagen range, and boy did that one break me out! Which was a shame since I loved how dewy it made my skin look. 

So fast forward a few years, and I decided to brave another oil based mist, and happily this Tony Moly one did not break me out. The dewy effect this gives is more subtle than Etude's but that's a good thing since it's harder to be mistaken as greasy or oily rather than dewy :P

I use this when my skin's a little dry, when I rush through my skincare, so my bb cream ends up looking a bit dehydrated - and this fixes it right up, so that I don't look so powdery, and giving my skin a healthier sheen. 

If you are looking for a dewy-giving face mist, then give this one a go - it's not expensive, and it works ^^

Hope you enjoyed these mini-reviews. Thanks for reading! Apologies for the lack of blogging - work has been so busy, and I was getting over a 2 week cold too. 

My full time work contract will be dropping back to part time in a few weeks too, so I'll probably have heaps of time to devote to blogging starting next month, lol. 

Anyways, chat to you soon!

 xoxo Tulip

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Monday, 1 September 2014

Pre-Birthday Clothes Shopping Haul

Hi Cutiepies, 

Just a short, quick clothing haul post to break up all the beauty posts ^^

So today was my rostered day off, and I was finally getting over a 2 week cold, and tomorrow's my birthday, so I decided I wanted to have a girl's day out with my Mum. We went to Harbourtown, which is basically a DFO shopping centre in the city. 

I hadn't been in so long, but it turned out to be good timing because a lot of the stores were having really good end of season sales <3

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