ETUDE HOUSE 8-Color Palette

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Hi there! I saw an image of this cute 8-Color Palette from Etude house by chance and fell in love with it at first sight. I started looking at the usual online shops where I usually get products from Etude House, but I found out that this palette was pretty much completely sold out everywhere. I had to look for quite some time before I found it. At first I found it at amazon and immediately bought it. First of all, the package never arrived and the seller had to re-send it, and when I finally got it, they had sent me a completely different palette. Aaargh! I was so frustrated, at that point I didn't even care about contacting the seller again. Anyway, I started looking again after a while, and a seller on eBay had finally listed it, so yet again, I bought it immediately and not much later I finally received the palette I wanted for so long. To be honest, there's not really anything special about this palette. I just thought it was so pretty, and the thing is that once I see something that I really like (which is quite rare), I just have to have it no matter what. Anyhow, enough of backstory. Let's take a closer look at this cute eyeshadow palette.

Here's the packaging! "All of girls are born as a princess. But you have forgotten who you are! Now it's time to let your pink our." - Cute quote!

It turned out that this one actually is from Etude House Japan. I don't mind it and I'm not surprised at all since it was completely sold out everywhere else and really hard to find back when I was looking for it.

I just love this type of design! Black & pink will always be one of my favorite color combos. Kind of reminds me of Dolly Wink designs back in the day which I used to absolutely love.

I really like the big mirror, and another small detail I like is that there's a small hole next to each eyeshadow-spot so I can easily replace and re-arrange the eyeshadows. I had a smaller palette from Etude House in the past and it didn't have those little holes which actually made it a bit more difficult to replace them.

I'm usually not too fond of using the Makeup Brushes that come with items like this, but I actually really liked these and use them a lot. I was surprised by how good they actually are.

I'm really happy that I finally got a hold of this Makeup palette and it was definitely worth looking for. So far, I have only put the 4 eyeshadows from Etude House that I already had (which I obviously added after taking these pictures). I wanted to get 4 more to fill it up right away, but I thought that it will be a lot more fun to go one of the Etude House stores in Seoul and pick out the eyeshadows on the spot. Let me know in the comments if you would like me to make a part 2 of this post to show you which eyeshadows I ended up filling this palette with.
Thanks for reading and bye for now, lovelies~

[Makeup Tutorial] Tangerine Makeup (EXID's UP&DOWN Inspired)

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Hi, lovelies! As you know, LVLUP recently made a Cover of EXID's UP&DOWN. I think it's so much fun to try new looks and play around with makeup. Whenever we do a Cover and take pictures for it I try to make my Makeup look similar to what the other artist is wearing in the MV. So obviously, this Makeup look was inspired by the girls in UP&DOWN. All of them have similar Makeup, but I really liked Hani's Makeup so that's the look I went for and I decided to make a quick Tutorial on how I did it. Check it out!

I almost never wear Orange, Coral, Tangerine or any color like that and rarely use it when I do my Makeup, so this was actually something very different for me. The funny thing is that I'm absolutely obsessed with Orange lips now! Tangerine is actually a trendy color for Summer 2015 so I think that this is a perfect and fun Makeup look for Summer, and you can definitely pull it off as an everyday Makeup look If you skip the lower lashes.
Let me know what you think in the comments, and don't forget to Subscribe to my Youtube Channel!
Thanks for reading/watching and bye for now, lovelies!

[LVLUP COVER] EXID - UP&DOWN (위아래) English Version

Monday, July 6, 2015

Hi, lovelies! I mentioned in a previous post that LVLUP has a couple of new covers coming up, and I'm happy to say that we just posted one of them on our Youtube Channel. This time we made a English version Cover of EXID's UP&DOWN.

This is probably my favorite cover out of the ones we've made together as LVLUP so far. I just had a lot of fun recording the vocals for this one and I'm really happy with the result. The English lyrics were written by Impa and she also made the video. I made the images for this video and I also got the opportunity to mix the cover itself. I'm glad I got to do it since I don't have much experience in that field yet. But I'm lucky to have my girls to help me out and give me feedback. Everyone did a great job and as always I just want to take this opportunity to say that I'm happy to make covers and music with my girls.

I hope you enjoy this cover as much as I do. Please check out our cover of UP&DOWN and the other covers we have made in the past, and feel free to subscribe to LVLUP's Youtube Channel to keep up with us.
Thanks for reading and bye for now lovelies!

[Review] L'Oréal Casting Creme Gloss 8034 Honey Nougat

Sunday, July 5, 2015

Hi, lovelies! L'Oréal's Casting Creme gloss is my favorite hair dye and I always use it when I want to go blonde since they have so many pretty blonde shades to choose from. It also works just fine on my previously bleached and dyed hair. I've tried quite a few of different shades and I always loved the result, so obviously, this was the dye I used to get my current blonde hair which I showed you in another blog post. This time I went with this shade called 8034 Honey Nougat. This is just going to be a quick review so I'm not going to go into too much detail. Anyway, let's get to the point.

First of all, both my real hair and extensions have previously been dyed with toners in ash blonde, lilac and lavender to achieve the gray color I wanted back then, and the pigments from those previous dyes were still in there. I didn't have a particular result in mind. I pretty much just wanted a blonde shade that would be as light and warm as possible without having to bleach my hair. I absolutely hate when blonde shades turn too ashy/green and wanted to avoid it at all costs. I usually go with the Sunny Honey or Satin Blonde, but like I mentioned, my real hair and my extensions had previously been dyed silver and were already quite dark so I got this one in hopes to avoid making my hair turnout too dark and to make sure that any green tones will be canceled out as much as possible.

SAM_6021     SAM_6026
Instructions and stuff. It claims to cover grey hair and last up to 6-8 weeks. I don't think I can disagree.


In the pictures above you can see my hair right before dying it (washed with water and towel-dried) and right after I dyed it and dried it. As you can see, the result is quite nice and even except for the dark section which I assume was some regrowth. The color didn't turn out quite as warm and golden as the packaging shows, but the color changed completely and It canceled out most of those ugly green tones and I'm pretty happy with the result in general. Besides the amazing result, I also love how this dye makes my hair feel so soft and it smells absolutely amaaazing after the whole procedure. I know it looks kinda dry in the pictures, but I can assure you that it looks and feels a lot better in real life.

There was quite a big color difference between my real hair and my extensions, but I'm not gonna talk too much about that in this post since I just want to show you the result of this hair dye on my real hair. Anyhow, I fixed the color difference with some color correction using a lavender toner and I'm really happy with the result in the end. Let me know what you think in the comments!
Thanks for reading and bye for now, lovelies!

[Review] Dolly Eye Starry Eye Grey

Saturday, July 4, 2015


Hi, lovelies! I'm back with another review of an amazing pair of circle lenses. The lenses I'm going to review this time are the Dolly Eye (EOS) Starry Eye in Grey.

In addition to Grey, they are also available in Blue, Brown, Green, Pink & Violet. You can get them at UNIQSO and you can also get 10% off your purchase if you use my discount code RGS10.

I absolutely adore these lenses since they are everything I've been looking for in a pair of lenses. Keep on reading if you want to know why I like them so much.

Design & Color
These are 2-toned lenses in a gorgeous Grey color. Most of the lens is a very light grey, but the limbal ring and the slightly speckled pattern is a darker grey. The color is quite opaque, but the detailed and speckled pattern which lets the natural iris shine through a little makes them blend in really well, but what contributes the most to these lenses blending in so well is the slightly 'spiky' innermost part of the lens that meets the natural iris. Other lenses that are completely round and sharp at the innermost part look very fake, in my opinion. These are not!
The picture above shows the lenses in their case. The lens on the left is turned the 'right way' and the lens to the right is turned inside out.

They look more like a natural light/ice blue when worn rather than grey which I absolutely love. When I first got these I thought that they would look very unnatural on me (which I wouldn't have minded), but I was so surprised by how natural these lenses actually look when I wear them. You can obviously see that I'm wearing lenses up close since my green eyes shine through, but from afar they actually look very natural and subtle. I'm pretty sure that no one would know that I'm wearing lenses if I had naturally blue eyes. The pattern of these lenses mimic a real iris pattern really well (even though the pattern of a real iris isn't as obvious).


These lenses are 14.8mm which is my favorite diameter when it comes to lenses. The enlarging effect is perfect in my opinion, but light-colored lenses usually give me a more subtle enlarging effect compared to dark lenses, and these are no exception.

I think I've mentioned this in many of my most recent reviews in the past, but I still to mention that my eyes have become more and more sensitive lately. Not because of wearing lenses, but just in general. In addition to that, I rarely wear circle lenses on a daily basis since I have glasses, so my eyes have to get used to circle lenses all over again almost every time I wear them. My point is that you should take what I say about the comfort with a grain of salt, since I have sensitive eyes to begin with. Anyhow, when I first put them in, I feel a little bit of discomfort and I can clearly feel that I'm wearing lenses. However, after a while they are actually very comfortable and I don't have a problem wearing them at all.

I've been looking for light grey/blue lenses that are opaque so the color actually shows up well on my eyes, are at least 14.5mm, and look somehwhat natural on my eyes. But whenever I found a pair that looked good they where either too small, the color didn't show up that well on my eyes, or they just looked really fake. However, these lenses are perfect in every aspect and I'm so happy that they lived up to my expectations.

They kind of remind me of the New EOS Adult series, except for, like I mentioned, these are a lot bigger and the color shows up so much better on my eyes.

I feel like I'm only going to repeat myself if I keep talking about what I like about these lenses, but just have to say one more time that they are really perfect in every way. I'm a little curious about how the other colors of this series would look on my eyes, so hopefully I will be able to try them in the future too. But right now I'm just really happy with this pair, and they have definitely become one of my favorite lenses ever.

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