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Tony Moly Green Appletox Smooth Massage Peeling Cream
Tuesday, 25 March 2014 | 20:10 | 1 comments

I'm back after a little while (oops) with another review, this time for Tony Moly ^_^

Packaging  ♥/5
The design is of a bright green apple, roughly the same size and made of plastic. A lot of the Tony Moly skin care products are shaped like food and I absolutely adore them! To access the product, you twist the top half to reveal the cream. Some might find the lack of spatula to be unhygienic but just washing your hands thoroughly before dipping your finger into the product is fine really. The bottom has a little sticker but it's in Hangul/Korean so I don't understand what it says >.< I did read reviews before purchasing but the packaging is a huge selling factor for this product.




Scent ♥/5
This smells utterly amazing, like fresh green apples. I find myself just taking an extra moment to smell it when I open it. The fragrence doesn't stay for a long time while on the face but long enough to be enjoyed. People with sensitive skin could have problems with this though.


Effectiveness (Exfoliating ability) ♥/5
Honestly, I think this product being credited as a peeling cream is a bit of a hoax. Unwashed skin and freshly exfoliated skin having as the same amount of dead skin peeled off? I personally find that unlikely. I think the product might do a little exfoliating but the 'skin' that comes off is most likely the dried product. A lot of the reviews seem to thing that it really was dead skin but I don't think that's the case.




Moisturising capabilities /5
After using this, you could probably stop there and skip a moisturiser. I wouldn't recommend it but it moisturises well and leaves the skin soft.

Price /5
I think I bought this for £6-ish ($10) which I think is pretty cheap and I think the product is worth the price. It contains 80g which will last a long time if you don't use it daily, that is.

Pros:
- Cute packaging
- Lovely scent
- Quite cheap
- Moisturising

Cons
- The 'peeling' claim is a little false
- Not travel friendly (it's quite bulky for the amount of product)

Overall /5

Will I repurchase? Most likely not. I like the packaging but the product is only okay.

Thank you for reading my review ^^

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Etude House Dear My Blooming Lips Talk Review
Tuesday, 18 March 2014 | 20:16 | 0 comments

Hello again! I'm back with another lip stick review from Etude House ^^ Again, I didn't include photos of my lips, they're really chapped at the moment T_T

Reblog the post here: http://tedisu.tumblr.com/post/79994882702/etude-house-dear-my-blooming-lips-talk-review





Packaging  ♥/5
It's so so cute! I adore the princessy packaging of Etude House and this is not exception. The bulk of the packaging is made from a pastel pink plastic with a very fine glittery texture The top of it resembles the cap of the Etude House Choux Primer. The base has little creases little metallic bow looks like it ties the top and bottom together (almost like fabric). Some might find the material to feel cheap but it looks gorgeous.













Colour /5
There are lots of colours to choose from at Etude House so this isn't an issue. I bought this in OR210. The colour is a bright, matte coral that looks very lovely. It appears to have quite warm tones but it should suit multiple skin tones. I was a bit annoyed that the colour was qutie pink (I prefer a more orangey colour) but that's not at the fault of Etude House, I just chose the wrong colour.
so keen on it.




Bullet Appearance /5
The top is pointed for precision and there is a pretty pattern imprinted on the bullet which looks very lovely!






Scent ♥/5
It seems to have a light floral scent but not noticeable unless you are trying to sniff it closely.

Moisturising capabilities /5
I find this to be quite drying. If you have dry lips, a lip balm will definitely be needed as it doesn't moisturise in the slightest.

Finish ♥/5
A simple semi-matte finish.

Lasting Power /5
I think it lasts a decent amount of time though it definitely can't be advertised as long wearing. It lasts between 2-4 hours without eating or drinking but if you want to keep the colour bright, it may need reapplying. I leaves a light stain which is good for me as I usually just let my lipsticks fade into a more natural tint though.

Price /5
I find the price to be quite decent. I bought it at an Etude House store in Hong Kong and I think it amounted to about £6/$10 which is quite cheap. You could probably get better ones for the price but not one as cute.

Pros:
- Adorable packaging and bullet
- Pretty colour
- Lots of choices
- Semi-matte finish
- Cheap

Cons
- Might be difficult to get outside of Asia
- Colours might not be accurate if you are buying online
- Average lasting power
- Makes lips dry

Will I repurchase? Maybe in a different shade or maybe in the Jelly Lips Talk version since that seems more moisturising.

Thank you for reading! What are your thoughts on the lipstick/brand?

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Crown Phone Purse Review
Thursday, 13 March 2014 | 18:53 | 0 comments

Second review this week, this time with a purse rather than a beauty product ^_^

Colour ♥/5
I love the colour! It has a pretty mint exterior and a pastel pink inside. They work really well together and the gold accents really make it look quite high end. They offer various colours, including a reverse of this one.


Design ♥/5
The purse has a very lovely and simple design.
The small accents really make the purse look cute.

(This usually aligns well, in the photo, but it's pinching the bag in the photo)


It has multiple compartments to separate your phone, coins, cards and notes. and a zipped section to keep them extra secure.

It has a little gap for you to charge your phone or plug in your headphones. It's not too big so it's unlikely that your phone will fall out, unless it's really small.

The little crown zip is a lovely detail.

Quality /5
The quality seems pretty good but I'm not sure how long it will fare. The hole in the purse used to charge the phone looks like it could rip which would make it pretty pointless as a phone case. The gold accents are made with a light metal which could break if they aren't handled with care.

Size /5
I personally find the size perfect for my phone (iPhone 4S) but those with really large phones (or a lot of things to put in their purse) may find it a tad small.
Price ♥/5
I bought this in China and it was pretty cheap. However, shipping costs from Asia can be pretty big which might make it not worth the price. You can probably find sellers on eBay or Amazon if you live outside of Asia.

Pros:
- Cheap
- Adorable design (and lots of colours to choose from)
- Decently sized

Cons:
- Could be too small for some people
- Quality may not be great in the long run

Overall /5
Will I repurchase it if breaks? Most likely not.

Thank you for reading ^^

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Laneige Water Sleeping Pack_EX
Tuesday, 11 March 2014 | 17:21 | 0 comments

It's been a while, I'm sorry >.< Here is another skin care product review and it's one of my favourites ^_^
Reblog the post/s here: http://tedisu.tumblr.com/post/79279421181/laneige-water-sleeping-pack-ex-review or
http://tedisu.tumblr.com/post/79274477107/laneige-water-sleeping-pack-ex-review

Different sources showed different ingredients in the products and I can't read Korean so I don't know what exactly is in it from the box. But I know it works (and honestly, I wouldn't know what half the benefits of the ingredients are anyway). They just work well together, that's all I know.



How to use:
The instructions come in a little sheet and they say to basically scrunch up your face and then relax it with the product on. It might help the product work better but I don't fancy doing that, it seems like it'd give you wrinkles in the long run.


Packaging  ♥/5
It's a lovely blue colour and decently sized. It has the words printed in black and so far, they haven't worn off. It's quite light because it's made of plastic but the layer of plastic on the packaging make it look quite high end. It's a twist off container and it includes a spatula (which is supposed to be more hygenic) but I prefer just to dip clean fingers in to scoop out product than to clean a spatula, wipe it on my clean hands and wash the spatula.




Scent ♥/5
I'm not 100% sure how to describe the scent but it is pleasant and relaxing (though it doesn't last once on the face). Laneige call it 'Sleepscent'. It sort of smells like clean sheets?

Effectiveness /5
I feel like when I apply this, the next day my skin feels softer and more hydrated. It's not a miracle product but it does it's job very well. A moisturiser isn't required before or after.

Texture/colour /5
It's a very smooth gel and feels quite light and watery. It does take a long time to absorb into the skin but it's sort of a mask so I wouldn't have expected it to. You have to keep your head facing up and quite still because it transfers on touch.

Colour /5
It's a lovely translucent blue but is clear on the skin.





Price /5
I've seen it for about $25 for 80ml on ebay (I got it for about £12 at HK Sasa on sale which is about $19). I find that to be a good price for a moisturising pack from Laneige.

Pros:
- Very moisturising
- Decent price
- Great scent

Cons
- It might not work for all sensitive skin types due to the colour and fragrance 
- Not travel friendly (it's quite bulky for the amount of product)

Overall /5
Will I repurchase? Probably!




Thanks for reading! <3

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Jill Stuart Lipstick 04 Baby Coral
Tuesday, 11 February 2014 | 19:34 | 0 comments

I believe this lipstick from a 2012 Jill Stuart collection but I could be wrong.. Apologies for not including photos of the lipstick on my lips, they don't photograph well.




(The lighting wasn't too good in this picture)



















Packaging  ♥/5
I really like the concept of the packaging. The container has a metallic sheen to it (I can't really tell if it's plastic or a light weight metal) with a clear sticker that has some information printed on it and 'Jill Stuart' printed directly on the metal. The cap and the 'jewel' on the bottom is made from a clear plastic. They've definitely cut corners with the materials but the packaging is still able to look chic. I'd say the packaging is the selling point of this product.


Colour ♥/5
The colour is a lovely pink shade that blends very well with my natural lip colour. I would say the undertone is a neutral/warm tone but it's quite sheer so it should work on most skin undertones. It contains very fine shimmers that aren't too noticeable but give the lips a satiny finish. The colour is definitely a subtle tone so those who like to make a statement may not be 
so keen on it.

Scent ♥/5
It has a light powdery, floral scent that seems to be very common with the Jill Stuart products that I own. I quite like it but you can't smell it unless you directly smell the tube.

Moisturising capabilities ♥/5
I don't find there to be particularly moisturising but it doesn't dry out my lips so it's not bad at least. A lip balm before applying it would probably be a good idea.

Lasting Power ♥/5
It's difficult to tell how long it lasts because once you apply it, you barely remember it's their due to the colour. It lasts a reasonable length of time but if you want to keep the colour, you might  need to apply it every hour or so.

Price ♥/5
The Jill Stuart website lists it for 2800Yen/£17/$27 for 5g of product but they don't sell it directly. That's not too expensive for a high end brand but since they're not too common (the only physical store I've seen it at was in Asia), online prices can vary (I've seen it at Yesstyle for quite a bit more). If you want a high end lipstick, you may as well go for a MAC one which is cheaper (and I've heard they're very good) or if you're looking for cute packaging, you might want to try an Etude House lipstick. That isn't to say this Jill Stuart one isn't good for the price, it's all down to the individual.

Pros:
- Beautiful packaging
- Pretty and natural colour

Cons
- The price is a bit steep (for most places)
- Not very long lasting
- Not very moisturising

Will I repurchase? Most likely not. A dupe for it could probably be found and I don't have enough money to buy high end products just for the packaging.

Thanks for reading my review! ^_^

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Etude House Sweet Recipe Baby Choux Base
Thursday, 6 February 2014 | 17:08 | 1 comments

Hello again! This is my first review for the blog (opposed to that copied one from my Tumblr). I hope you find this helpful ^_^




 
Packaging  /5
Like most Etude House products, the packaging of this base is adorable. The box is simple and sweet (heh), with it's pastry designs and soft pink.

The container for the product itself is very simple but the shape and small accents really do make it look princess-y. Expect me to say that for most of my Etude House reviews haha~ The pot is made from a heavy (and seemingly durable) frosted glass with the product name printed on it and the cap is made from a shimmery plastic.


Colour ♥/5
I chose the mint coloured base to neutralise redness in the skin and it works quite well. It's not a miracle product because the coverage is quite light but it does the job for me because my skin isn't too red. As the green tone isn't too strong, it could be worn on the skin without foundation since a light layer can look very natural. However, people with very strong red tones may like to layer something over this if they want to cover a lot more.

I'm not too fond of the fact that the base makes the skin seem a tad whiter after being applied (which may be an issue for darker skin as it could appear ashy) but it's not a big deal if you wear a bb cream over it. I know some people like it that way though.

The colour is the selling point of this product. As a base, don't expect it to hide large pores or smooth out fine lines.

Scent /5
There isn't a strong scent but if you sniff it in the pot, it smells a bit like plaster. It doesn't smell like anything once applied though.

Texture /5
It feels smooth and a little dry/powdery when blending it in. It's texture is like cream but less runny.

Finish /5
It gives a semi-matte finish which is good for slightly oily skin.

Sun Protection /5
At SPF25 PA++. this is quite good for every day use as it protects agains UVA and UVB rays.

(The lighting wasn't too good here, the whitening effect is not that substantial)

Price /5
I believe I paid 110HKD for this at a Etude House store (or maybe it was £11, I can't remember) and I find it to be a reasonable price since you need so little product for each application and at 25g, it will last a while.





Pros:
- Neutralising colour
- Semi-matte finish
- Cute packaging
- Good price
- Sun protection

Cons:
- Scent isn't wonderful but it's not prominent
- Colour may not be appropriate for darker skin tones

Overall 
A good product for a good price. I personally like it though it may not be for every one.

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