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Haul from Seoul: Items from a Cosmetic Outlet

18 Mar

Our tour guide brought us to a cosmetic outlet somewhere in Seoul. I forgot what it was called and where it was located. All I remembered are the pictures of the celebrities outside that shop.

(please pardon picture quality, I took this from the bus)

That outlet shop consisted of a different brands of cosmetics and skin care, some brands I recognized but I was not familiar with the others. The brands I know are The Face Shop, Tony Moly, Skin79, Peripera, Clio, Skinfood, and Coogi. The array of products are limited and the prices, if I remembered correctly, are similar to normal shops.

I only got three items from that shop since I was not sure where the shops of Peripera, Clio and Skin79 shops are located in Myeongdong.

– Clio Waterproof  Brush Pen Liner Kill Black

– Peripera My Color Lips (Color 21- Soul Pink)

The Skin79 BB cream set (this set came in a box but I had to discard because it’s bulky) consists of:

– VIP Gold Collection Super Beblesh Balm

– Super Beblesh Balm

– Diamond Collection The Prestige BB Cream

The outlet shop did not give any gifts, samples or even VAT refund. A passport is required with purchase.

I haven’t used any of the products. The Skin79 BB creams are for my friends. I have swatched the Clio eyeliner and it is really black and has a very fine nib. The lipstick is a pale pink, almost nude pink but  I haven’t swatched it though. It came in a very pretty case. I will do a separate review on the eyeliner and lipstick sometime.

Have you tried the products I mentioned? Care to share?

Cheers 🙂

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When I’m Bored with My Nail Polish… #2

18 Mar

Some nail polishes last me more than 3 days and on days when I easily get bored with my nail colour yet lazy with doing the whole nine yards of cleaning my nails and changing the nail polish, I just think of ways to change the look of my nail polish. (Check my first post here).

Number 2: I use nail stickers.

(please excuse the price tag ;))

Nail stickers give a whole new look to plain nail polish. It is not only affordable but it is very easy to use, too. Nail stickers come in a wide range of imaginable designs.

My The Face Shop nail polish usually lasts me more than five days, so on the third day when I am bored looking at the same colour, I use nail stickers for a change. I just put the sticker on my nails in any way and number I want. There is no rule as to how you should put the stickers, so use your creativity when styling your nails.

Voila!

So, that’s how I styled my nails. Don’t forget to put a top coat on top (where else, right?;)) of the stickers to make them last longer.

Removing the stickers may be a little tricky, though, but a normal nail polish remover can do the job. It just takes extra time and patience 🙂

Have you tried nail stickers, too? Care to share?

Cheers 🙂