Thursday, February 28, 2013

Etude House Missing U I Can Fly Lip Balm Review

Hello! ^ ^
I previously reviewed the Missing U I can fly hand creams. 
Today, I want to review the Missing U I can fly lip balms. These adorable lip balms from Etude House are shaped as bird eggs.  

The best part? A portion of the profits from the Missing U campaign will be donated to research institutions through the UNEP Korea Birds.

credit: Etude House

Description(from The Etude House Missing U I Can Fly Lip Balm is formulated with naturally organic ingredients that makes the lips look and feel smooth and moist. Each lip balm contains sunflower oil and shea butter to effectively moisturize the lips and keep them from getting cracked and dry for a long period of time. The lip balm comes in a uniquely designed bird egg shaped container, making it a perfect beauty travel essential.

How adorable are these lip balms? They look very similar to EOS lip balms. 

Left to right: Bluebird & Kakapo Bird (Both smell like peaches)
The green lip balm is tinted, but  for me it applies sheer. 

Comes in four different colors!  (KakapoEagle owl, Barn owl, and Bluebird)
The lip balms are tinted, except for the Bluebird. 

Overall thoughts: 

Pros: My lips feel smooth and soft after application.
The packaging is adorable and easy to carry around. 
The shape of the lip balm makes application easy. 
I like the peach smell. 
A portion of the profits are donated to help endangered birds (the best part!). 

Cons:  I find myself reapplying often, the moisture does not last too long. 
The green lip balm (Kakapo) looks tinted, but for me it applies clear.  

Compared to the EOS? I think the EOS lip balms are better but I really like the story and campaign behind the Missing U lip balms. 

Would I recommend? 
Yes, because it is for a good cause! For me, the campaign makes the product more special. :) 

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

A'pieu Kissable Tint Stick Review (PK01)

Hello~ Today, I want to review the A'pieu Kissable Tint Stick in PK01. 
My #1 obsession? LIP TINTS~ I just can't get enough of them! No girl can have enough lip tints.  

A'pieu is a South Korean brand created by Missha. A'pieu is a brand inspired by purity. It promises to use only pure and fresh ingredients. 

Description:  The lip tint claims to give lips a pretty tint of color and shine. The tint also has the benefits of  a lip essence (shine & moisture) and provides protection from the sun (SPF 14/PA+). 
-Contains ingredients to restore moisture & smoothness: Aloe Vera gel, macadamia oil, meadow-foam seed oil, & borage oil.

Beast Kikwang  holding the Kissable Tint stick in PK01~

A'pieu Kissable Tint Stick (PK01)

I have the old version which is white with pink flowers.
The new packaging (above) is pink with white flowers. 
Only the packaging has changed, the tint colors are the same.  

PK01 is a sheer hot pink color. 
Lip balm + Tint in one! 

From top to bottom: applied once, applied 3 times, & applied with lip concealer

Available in 5 pretty colors~
Available on ebay for $8 (seller: glory-yp)

Overall thoughts

Pros: Very moisturizing. 
Keeps my lips feeling smooth & soft.
Gives a nice shine without the stickiness, no need to apply lip gloss.  
The flower print packaging is very pretty and looks fancy. 
Smells like strawberries~
It has spf 14. 

Cons: None! (Can you tell i love lip tints!?)  

My favorite thing? The color is buildable. 
 You can wear it as sheer pink during the day or layer more for a bold hot pink color at night. 

Would I recommend? Yes ^ ^ I am thinking of buying other colors.  

Friday, February 22, 2013

Tony Moly Aqua Aura Waterful Mist Review

Hello~ I want to introduce the Aqua Aura Waterfull Mist from Tony Moly! 

Tony Moly Aqua Aura Waterful Mist Credit: Tony Moly

I purchased the mist in June of 2012 when I went to Korea. 
After walking around in the humid weather, the worker at Tony Moly sprayed this on my hand & I immediately put one in my basket! The Aqua Aura Waterful mist helped my face feel cool the whole time I was in Korea. I bought another one as soon as I ran out! 

Tony Moly Aqua Aura Waterful Mist (85ml)
The mist contains 100% Mineral Water
5 Free Formula : No Parabens, Mineral oil, Benzophenone , Artificial Dyes, & Animal IngredientsI have combination, sensitive, and acne prone skin and the 5 free formula helps not to aggravate my skin.

The mist sprays very evenly and does not leave my face looking patchy.

Tony Moly Aqua Aura Waterful Mist (85ml)
The blue color of the mist makes my skin feel cool and hydrated just by looking at it~
I first purchased the mist only for the cooling purpose but I am amazed at how my skin looks after! I use it all year long now. In the winter when my skin gets dry, it helps my face feel and look hydrated. In the summer, I have very oily skin and the mist gives my skin a nice glow while controlling my oil. 

Tony Moly Aqua Aura Waterful Mist Before & After

HOLY :O Look at how dry my hands look before! I took the picture in the same lighting about 2-3 minute after I sprayed the mist. As you can see, my hands look softer and moist after applying  the mist. (Please excuse the orange & pink lip tint swatches~)

I have seen it on ebay for $10-$12 dollars. I think the price is good compared to American mists which are normally $20+. I prefer this over the Mac Fix Plus, which leaves my face feeling oily. 

Overall thoughts:
The Aqua Aura mist is good all year long. It keeps my skin moisturized without feeling greasy. It helps control my oil.  It feels very lightweight and absorbs easily onto my skin. I love the clean scent of the product. The packaging is very nice and simple, the size of the mist is perfect to carry around. 

I really recommend this mist to all skin types! 

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Lioele Bubi Bubi Tint Balm Review

Description: One of Lioele's hottest lip balm the Bubi Bubi Lip Tint, a lip balm and tint in one. It will heal dried and/or chapped lips and provide nourishment for a healthy touchable feel. Its lip tinting effect providing the lips a natural and vibrant look turning lips to desirable color with just one application. Protect your lips from Winter cracks and Summer dryness with Lioele's Bubi Bubi Lip Tint while adding some great color.

These Lioele Bubi Bubi Tint Balms are my first purchase from Lioele. I bought all three colors because I could not choose only one! If you want a pretty lip tint + the benefits of a lip balm, then look no further! 

L to R: #1 Tropical Raspberry, #2 Exotic Pinklicious, #3 Indulge Coral (3.5g)

These lip balms change colors when applied, so everyone will end up with a different color based on their natural lip color! It's a lip tint & lip balm in 1. 

Swatches of the Bubi Bubi Tint Balms.
All three have a pretty tint of pink.

L to R: #1 Tropical Raspberry, #2 Exotic Pinklicious, #3 Indulge Coral (3.5g)

Liquid tints tend to dry my lips out, but these tint balms leave my lips feeling soft with a pretty tint of color. On my lips, Indulge coral was more pink than orange. If i had to choose a favorite, it would be Tropical Raspberry.

Overall thoughts:

Pros: Leaves my lips moist and feeling soft. 

Feels lightweight and leaves a nice tint for hours after application. 
Smells like delicious mangoes! YUM!~
You can apply it alone or on top of other tints and lipsticks. 
No need to add lip gloss or lip balm. 

Cons: I can't think of any. 

I am in love with the Lioele Bubi Bubi Tint Balms~ I recommend it to all lip tint and tinted lip balm lovers! 

Where to purchase: 
You can buy this from Lioele's American online store Lioele Texas for $13.30

I purchased this with my own money but Lioele was kind enough to provide a coupon code to share with my readers for 15% off a entire purchase. The coupon code is one per customer with no expiration date. 
Enter sallysayzlioele for 15% off your purchase. 

Monday, February 18, 2013

Etude Missing U Hand Cream (I can fly!) Review

Credit: Etude House

Etude has been very successful with their Missing U campaign in helping endangered animals. Now it's seasons 3! This time around the campaign will help endangered birds. 

Description: The Hand Cream claims to keep your hand moist for a long time and has excellent moisturizing properties (shea butter). 
4-Free: No parabens, sulfate, ethanol, & mineral oil
Contains 6 organic ingredients: Aloe, Lemon Verbena, Lavender, Chamomile, Centella, Marshmallow Root   

The adorable packaging~
 Left: Very Berry Cherry (Eagle Owl), Right: Sunny Sunny Apple (Kakapo Parrot) 

Ingredients listed on the box

The packaging is made with 100% recycled paper and printed with soy ink. 

Inside product (30ml)

Overall thoughts: 
The hand cream leaves my hand soft without feeling greasy. 
It is very light-weight and does the job of leaving your hands soft and smelling like fruity goodness. But... there is not much product inside and it will run out fast for me. I wish these came with a spatula because I think it is unhygienic.   

My favorite thing about them? They smell delicious and it reminds me of yogurt!~ Plus the packaging is too cute! My favorite of the two is the Sunny Sunny Apple! It really smells like  apples! 

Credit: Etude House

Not only are these hand creams adorable, a portion of the profits through the the UNEP Korea Birds will be donated to research institutions. 
While you keep your hands soft and smelling good, you can also help these cute birdies from extinction.