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Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Snowy Dessert Play 101 Pencil Review

Today, I would love to show you my new Play 101 Pencils. I love collecting them, they are useful and handy! New limited edition is here!

About

Snowy Dessert Play 101 Pencils were launched on Pepero day (Pocky / Mikado day for rest of the world), which was 11. 11. 2015. It was great timing!

5 new colors were launched, what is so strange, until now they always made 10 new shades. What is Etude preparing next time? Valentine's day edition with 5 additional colors?

I have a photo from shopping mall in Jamsil, showing all 5 new colors. I've got only 3, because I don't use brown and red much. So you can at least check how they look like in real! ^^

How does it look like?

Packing was changed completely, I kinda like it, but I had a problems to open it (good old paper boxes!). If they made all 5 shades into one big pepero packing, it would be much more interesting, but it's just my idea.

Compare old and Snowy Dessert Play 101 Pencils

Color shade is not included on sharpener (they put pencil's shade on the lining) and pencil number was moved to the main body part. Pencil shape is the same, only with different base color, dark brown.

About the colors

71 - this pink is beautiful, might  look girlish, but pigmentation is mixed and shine has additional color!
72 - brown with shimmering
73 - I have high expectations of this warm gold color, I was looking for replacement for my eye tint!

Colors look very sweet indeed. From my 3 shades, I like pink the most (71), because of it's unique shine. Expectation of light brown (72) was a little bit different, but I think mixing it with gold (73) will have good result! ^^

Design: 4/5 I don't like changed number position and shade, because it is more hard to orient in my huge collection.
Promised effect: 5/5 any complains.
Price: 4/5 from 5-10 USD.

Buying again? Limited edition.



Do you like new design? Have wonderful day! Nana ~

Sunday, January 17, 2016

5 facts which you didn't know about Korean cosmetics

Hello, girls! Today I prepared for you 5 facts which you didn't know about Korean cosmetics! I am sorry if you already know it, but that's only better. 

I wanted to prepare for you something more enjoyable than reviews, which I am posting all the time. To tell the truth, I love doing reviews but suddenly doing only reviews is not so enjoyable. That's why I am planning to do more things like this in near future as well if you will like it~~

Let's begin! ^^


1. In the product's description is not listed the expiration date.


This is the saddest and the most common misunderstanding. In Korea, it's normal to list production date instead of the expiration date. Why? Because each product is valid about 24-30 months after opening! Of course, there is another warning, there is 1% chance to have listed expiration date in the description, but that's usually used for overseas market, where it's necessary.



I will teach you, how to find out which date is used on your cosmetics!



제조 - manufacture date (99% chance of having this)

까지 - expiration date (1% or less possibility)



*NOTE: not always you will be able to read it. Korean letters are becoming one unreadable mass especially when they print them too tiny. Focus on the ending of the word. If you will see the last syllable looking like "조", it will be probably manufacture date and "제" will be first unreadable mass, just like in the picture (yellow product)


I hope this will help you! Check out on the product description how long time it can stay valid!!! ^^

***note for Korean speakers: I am trying to make this easy for non-Korean speakers, otherwise I would include also 날짜, which could be confusing because it's not used on the product, same as 유효 날짜, I used "up to" - 까지 because it's just used on cosmetics. Thank you for understanding! ^^

2. Fresh news about forbidden  testing on animals


When I was using cosmetics, I was the most worried about animals, because there is no bigger enemy of our beloved pets than cosmetic industry! By the law, each product must be tested for danger and unexpected reactions on animals and that is absolutely inhumane. Testing is more like torture and animals are usually dying blind with the wound which will nobody take care of for research reasons!


In March 2015, they said, testing will be forbidden in 2017:
http://www.skininc.com/spabusiness/leaders/people/Date-Set-by-Korea-to-End-Animal-Testing-for-Cosmetics-295619861.html

Another article from March 2015, saying that testing will end in 2017:
http://www.hsi.org/news/press_releases/2015/03/south-korea-cosmetics-animal-testing-bill-031115.html?referrer=https://www.google.com/

But, it was changed again to 2018 TT^TT, check it out:
https://www.crueltyfreeinternational.org/breaking-news/korea-announces-ban-animal-testing-cosmetics

Luckily, this law is coming, slowly but coming and becoming true soon... we hope!



*NOTE: bunnies are usually testing subjects for the cosmetics industry.

3. The product might be not the best if handsome oppa on the poster says so!


The Seam, The Face Shop, It's Skin, Innisfree... In Korea, you can experience "race" about which brand has more handsome guys on the products, simply because of increasing K-dramas and K-pop influence!

Fans should be aware, that it might be better to read some review first, instead of choosing mask by the most favorite member of boy's group. Think about your skin type and choose item the most suitable for your skin.   



Other handsome oppas from the posters (sorry no idea who they are):



4. Events and samples.

It's not common in Western countries, but it's absolutely fabulous in Korea! Samples, events, gifts! 

I love how Cosmetics companies are trying to keep their customers loyal, in Korea. Almost for every purchase, you can get something for free!

Check out birthdays of official stores, be sure, that you might get wonderful items around their anniversary! New Years are usually including diaries, I am sure, there will be some events also for Valentine's day...

I think, most of you already experienced samples, but did you receive any gifts? You can get anything not connected to cosmetics as well! Fans, pens, bags, mobile phone holders, jewelry... 


5. Returning used products to Innisfree (available only in local stores, no online stores, sorry!)


I haven't noticed this until recently (half year ago), when I tired to find out, until when the product is valid... and this little sentence surprised me quite a lot.
You can return Innisfree products after using them. This is Innisfree recycling program! I heard you can return it and get some points using them as the discount, but it's not high. 



I think, this idea is very green! If you don't have any Innisfree store around you, please, at least, recycle your cosmetic after use ♥ Let's hope for better days~  


The video for lazy readers!


Don't mind commenting down below~ I hope you enjoyed my article and see you soon! ^^

Nana

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Etude House Play Nail Pajama Party Review


Happy fresh New Year everyone!

Today I have for you a short review of Etude House Play nail polish!


How does it look like?

This nail polish is super cute and it's name is Pajama Party #113 !
I really wanted "Give me chocolate" nail polish, which was limited edition, however I didn't like it in EH store, it was just too boring (for interested people #2 Mint Chocochip 2015 limited edition). 

So I found this beauty with light blue base color and colorful small kind of glitters.

Usage

If you want to use this nail polish, you should use the base coat, I made a review for the base coat from The Saem. Why? Because it's too difficult to remove this kind of nail polish. Things from your nail polish will be kind of glued to your nails.


When you have bunnies, hearts stars and other stuff in the nail polish, as bigger items you have in the nail polish that harder is actually removing. That's why base coat is the best opinion.

Tips

1. You can use brown nail polish and your nails will look completely sweet! ♥


2. The blue base color is not strong. Opacity is about 50% or less. Add another layer or color base ^^


Summary:

Design: 5/5 Design is simple and pretty, I can't say anything special about it.
Promised Effect: 4/5 They never promised blue base color, but I am disappointed about the opacity. It might get troublesome if you don't want to spend the whole evening with doing your nails. But anyway, it's very high-quality nail polish!
Price: 4/5 From 3 USD to 7, check all the stores before buying. ^^
Buying again? 5/5 This nail polish is too pretty, I have to buy it again!

Does its name suit it? Does it look like Pajama Party?
Thank you for reading and have a nice day! Hoping to see you soon~~

Nana ♥

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