Love Asian products, but hate waiting for them to arrive, or shopping on eBay? It’s a problem I know some beauty lovers have, as I get so many emails asking if some of the products I test are available in the UK. The answer is…it depends on what it is. Some brands are completely impossible to buy online, and some are hugely inflated in price. I was contacted about a UK based shop, Lunatu, […]
My final post about the Peripera Frozen Make Up Collection. The collection in its entirety consists of two eyeshadow palettes, lip glosses, some base products (face powder and cushion foundation), eyeliner and 3 nail polishes. I have used the make up now, one look using the Anna colours and one using the Elsa colours. I also used various eyeliners from the liner set. Here is the Elsa look – it’s a purple eyeshadow palette with […]
EX1 Cosmetics is a range of make up created by Farah Naz, who is British Asian, and wanted to create a range of products suitable for ‘exotic’ skintones after being frustrated at what the high street had to offer. The brand uses the term ‘exotic’, and by that, they are meaning Asian (which in the UK tends to refer to Indian and Pakistani races), Middle/Far-Eastern or Mediterranean complexions. We are talking about quite a specific […]
A brand I have been dying to try for a while (but is very hard to get hold of in the UK) is Vidi Vici. Vidi Vici is a high end Korean brand by make up artist Lee Kyung Min. It’s pretty expensive, up there with premium brands and has a grown up chic style it which is quite different from the cutesy Etude House, Skinfood etc. Here is what I hauled (from my aunts […]
Creer Beaute, like SANA, is one of those Japanese brands that seems to produce lots of little sub ranges and varied, interesting products. La Rose de Versailles is one of their ranges and I believe there are 2 characters, Oscar (scary looking lady) and Antoinette (more angelic looking lady). I believe the Antoinette shades are usually brown and the Oscar colours and black. I have tried their Gel Liners before and they’re pretty good, if […]
Finally the 5th and final shade in the Tony Moly Galaxy collection is GT05 a purple toned polish. It has purple and blue glitters and is quite chunky. I know a lot of people who love purple polishes although it’s not really my thing – they seem to look better on other people!
Another super chunky glitter nail polish from Tony Moly Galaxy Nail Polish! Like the copper one I swatched yesterday, GT04 is a very glittery thick green. I love green. There are some real strengths to the glitter polishes; they are so densely packed and not wishy washy at all.
Today’s polish is Tony Moly Galaxy Polish in GT03, one of my favourites which is a rich copper and bronze. The base is sort of a golden brown but you can’t see it for all the glitter! It looks a bit simple in there but on the nail there is more too it; copper, gold, red, even a hint of blue.
Today I have Tony Moly Galaxy Nail Polish in GT02 which is a dark navy blue base (to me anyway) with tons of micro sparkles. It is similar to GT01 (reviewed yesterday) although the glitter is finer and there are fewer contrasts in the colour. I think it’s more elegant GT01. The glitters in this are red, blue, some gold. It feels finer on the nail than the other polishes which are like sandpaper!
I get asked this question all the time so it’s time to put it in a blog post! Where can I buy Japanese or Korean or Taiwanese make up? First of all eBay. I’ve bought a huge amount of Asian cosmetics from eBay over the years so I’ve probably bought from most of the prominent sellers on there! The biggest problems with buying cosmetics from eBay is: 1. Authenticity 2. Shipping Prices 3. General trustworthyness […]
Peeling Packs or Peeling Gels are products that ‘peel’ away, or remove the top layer of dead skin gently, usually using fruit acids to do so. Unlike a face scrub, these gels generally don’t have any ‘grains’ in them, they can be runny or thick textured and the user will see little bits of dirt coming away in ‘balls’ (see pic). Are these ok for sensitive skin? Well you are supposed to use this once […]
This week I am doing some basic Asian beauty guides for newbies who would like to know more about Asian products. Today is BB Creams! BB stands for Blemish Balm. BB cream was originally formulated in Germany to help laser surgery patents protect and heal their skin. In Korea it really took off and therefore most of the major BB creams come from Korean brands. BB creams tend to offer a all in one protection; […]