Review: Etude House Skin Mal:gem (smoother, emulsion, deep moist)

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Hello loves 

Today will be the long awaited review of the Etude House Skin Mal:gem I got to try from Kocomall. I have used up most of the products in a two and a half period of time (2 1/2). I have a whole lot of things to say about these products. 

(L-R) Emulsion-Deep Moist-Smoother

These are the three samples I got from Kocomall for review. I used up the Smoother, but half-way done with Emulsion and Deep Moist.


(L-R) Deep Moist-Emulsion-Smoother



Deep Moist: This product is okay. I had some dried flakes on my nose, to counteract it used this as a treatment before going to bed. When I awoke, there was still flakes on my nose, but my skin was supple. I think I had the flakes because my skin was dehydrated. I am going to try this product again when I have hydrated, un-flaky skin. 

The consistency is thick and runny formula. It really feels like luxurious, thick water on your skin. It is a foggy, white color.

This item I think is a toner or a moisturizer, Etude House should specify -_____-


Overall: 2.5/5 
I need to try this again, I was hoping it would get rid of my flakes, other than that, it made my skin very supple.


Emulsion: I have to say, I really like this product. It is a great product to use in the morning because it is very light. I feel refreshed and skin is moisturized to the point it is not look like oil is seeping out.  

This consistency is a white cream, not runny. Very light:)

Now, I am pretty sure this a moisturizer, actually it is a Emulsion: a light moisturizer.


Overall: 5/5
Very nice product, light and moisturizing ^^


Smoother: This is my favorite product out of the bunch because I really saw a difference. This product really helped clear my acne and made my face a lot more smoother! My skin was a lot softer and my makeup applied much better. It apparently works similarly as the SK-II Facial Treatment Essence ( which is like one hundred-fifty +) It claims to be exfoliating, which is great!

Clear product, like water. I am positive this is a toner:)

Overall: 5/5

My favorite product with fantastic results.

Will I repurchase:

Smoother:I am definitely going to repurchase the Smoother Toner. 

Emulsion: Maybe the emulsion because I really want to try the Hadalabo lotion:)

Deep Moist: Nope, although it made my skin supple, it did not moisture the way I wanted it too:( I will give it a second chance though..


What did you think of the review?


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Spring make-up looks for un-talented people

Spring is in the air ( not in Ohio....) Flowers blooming and the sun shining... on the west coast it is!

Where I live, I am still stuck in a Fall weather. You heard right! Not Spring, not Winter, nor Sprinter, or.. you get the picture.

If it is not outside, why not capture spring in your make-up with something elegant, sweet, and romantic. These are the characteristics I think of when I think spring.

If you love smokey-eyes for spring, GO FOR IT! Express yourself in a age-appropriate manner.

I have posted some videos and links to some great tutorials. 




Like she said, who does not want to look like a effortless beauty? (note: don't use too much highlighter for dry skin, it will just enhance it)




A great use of pastels, shows off a very cute, simple looks. Oh...I forgot to mention

PASTELS ARE IN THIS SEASON


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To be honest nothing else really caught my eyes:( I feel like the looks above capture the essence of spring. Make the full use of pastels this spring, according to Laila (reliable source) these colors make you happy.

I know I was going to do a post on part two of my vanity...I'll do that Thursday or Friday. ( part one)


Do you have any looks you have created or I should check out?



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4minute comback this FRIDAY!!!!



My Make-up Vanity ☼ PART ONE

Hello Loves ♡

probably get asked to show my makeup vanity like all the time (yeah right..), but I though I would share my vanity with you for fun. I want to make this post to see how my makeup station changes over time and maybe share some ideas with you.



My vanity, which I cannot find online, but here is a similar one, on the same site.


Were I store my light and my brushes.


I have a two real technique brushes, XXI, Ecotools, Myglam, and Elf.


A hand-held mirror for closer looks


The little cute cabinet is where I keep hair stuff, then some skincare stuff laying around.







 Some pony-tails


 Bobby-pins, clips, and the hair Velcro.


Hair ribbons and headbands


Pretty DIY by macbarbie07



Some extra stuff, that stays hidden behind the mirror. 


That was basically it for part one of my make-up storage, ill have part two up by Tuesday....QUESTION TIME!!

How do you store your make-up?


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Wants #1.:*´¨`*:.☆

Hello loves 

I decided to do a wants and finds post to show the things I have been wanting over the past few months. Most of which are skincare products to fix my pimply-scarish skin. Which is almost healed after I started using the items from Kocomall (you can find the items I am using here).


Stuff I want

Stuff I want by townhousepalette on Polyvore


1. Etude House Skin Mal:gem : Smoother is probably one of the best skin find of the month. I tried a sample and it really smoothed out my skin. I am looking forward to buy the full sized version.

2. Laneige Water Sleeping Pack  is hydrating cream packed with even more benefits than just looking nice :) I really like the feeling of clean, fresh face while I am sleeping. It gives me a piece of mind

3. Lorac Pro Palette  is probably going to take-over or go head-to-head with the naked palette. I like the concept because it has cool, warm, neutral, matte, and shimmer. It is more versatile than Naked Palette. I would like to blame Judy for making me want this item..

4. Hadalabo Gokujyun Lotion is probably the item I want the most this month. It says it is a lotion, but people call it a toner? This product is sold every for seconds in Japan ! Cray..right. For this obsessive order I blame Wengie and Sunny.

What do you want this month? 


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Haul from Koco Mall

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A few weeks ago, I partnered with Kocomall to review some of their products. They are located in Seoul, South Korea, home of great brands like Missha, Etude House, and Lioele. They were very kind to send me stuff from South Korea and I am very thankful.

They sponsored the haul for Etude House skincare trial kits and cosmetics. They have a lot of Korean branded products at very inexpensive prices and if you sign up now, you can get a five dollar off coupon!

The products came in a purple bag wrapped in some bubble wrap for heavy protection against outside forces.

I just posted a lot of pictures on the products because I can't really do a review right now. So enjoy ^.^


Skin Mal:gem Trial Kit

I was really excited to try this because other places were selling these items for twenty dollars (full sized) and Kocomall was selling them for only around ten-dollars (full-sized). Everything just looked too cute:)

* 4/7/2013- I have started using the smoothing toner and emulsion yesterday, and I already see improvement. My skin is not as oily and it is a lot smoother.

Exfoliating Toner-Smoother.....................................................................15 ml
Deep Moisture-Freshner.........................................................................15 ml
Moisturizing Emulsion..............................................................................15 ml
Clear Cotton......................................................................................... 5 Pads
Soft Cotton........................................................................................... 3 Pads






Aloe Moistfull Trial Kit

I was really skeptical when I first saw this because doesn't aloe burn? Correction* aloe heals burns. I  have seeing some burning in my cheeks lately:(  I hope this fixes the problem.

Moistfull Aloe First Essence.......................................................................15 ml
Moistfull Aloe Soothing Cream..................................................................10 ml
Moistfull Aloe Soothing Gel.......................................................................10 ml





Shea Butter Nutrifull Trial Kit

Now who does not like Shea Butter?  It is very moisturizing and it leaves a soft feeling on your skin.  I am really excited because of the sleeping pack! It says the shea butter is organic and is extra rich ^.^ an exciting treat for my skin.

Nutrifull Shea Butter Essentializer................................................10 ml
Nutrifull Shea Butter Cream........................................................10 ml
Nutrifull Shea Butter Sleeping Pack.............................................20 ml








Precious Mineral BB Cream in #2

My first Korean BB Cream which I was really excited to try this:) It was really light for me, so I mixed it with darker foundation (#browngirlprobs) and got the correct color. Then I tried it and it gave me an luminous finish ( the best I ever tried! ). Then my cheeks started burning O.O I think it is because of my skins's sensitivity. I don't have enough information to reach a conclusion though.

Precious Mineral BB Cream....................................................60 grams







Color of the bb cream

A dark foundation next to the bb cream





That's it for the haul:) Thank you Kocomall for sponsoring the haul and sending me the products. The shipping is pretty expensive if you buy a couple of items. I think Kocomall would be one of the best Asian store if they had free shipping over a certain amount. Then I would most likely ditch other American based Asian cosmetic stores. 

Question: What is your favorite item from their website you would like to try?


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