Thursday, April 28, 2011

Beauty Review: Chanel Mimosa

I just recently bought a new Chanel nail polish called "Mimosa". It's the it color for summer 2011! I've never bought a yellow polish before and I only own one other Chanel polish (Black Pearl).

I never bought a yellow because I thought they would be streaky, but Mimosa is not streaky. The swatch above is 3 coats. I usually do 2, but it looked a bit sheer so I layered on another coat. The Chanel formula is great as always, but I'm still deciding on the color. I think I would have more preferred a more pastel yellow, but this is still a good color to wear in the summer.

Rating: 4.5/5

Friday, April 15, 2011

Beauty Review: Etude House Code B Strong Eyes Cream Liner

It's time for another Etude House review! This time I will be reviewing the popular Code B Strong Eyes Cream Liner.

9000 KRW = $8.26 USD at

+ Comes with a mini brush! I prefer my MAC #209, but this brush works pretty well.
+ Easy to use. The super creamy formula makes it easy to draw perfect lines.
+ Great packaging. The container is plastic, so it's lighter than the MAC Fluidline.
+ The brush can be attachable to the container with a chain (as you can see in the picture). While it is annoying to have it attached while you're trying to unscrew the top, it's useful to attach when you carry it around so the brush and eyeliner always stay together. 
+ Smudge proof! I thought it might smudge easily because it's so creamy, but it stays put.
+ Affordable. Cheaper than most gel liners out there.

- Only 3 colors: Strong Black, Secret Black (which I have), and Strong Brown. I think Secret Black is a not-as-harsh black with some glitter.
- When I apply on my lash line, sometimes throughout the day, the liner will kind of fade and get flaky.
- The glitter in my Secret Black sometimes falls and gets on my face. 

I would definitely recommend this liner! I totally understand why it's super popular. If you want to switch over to gel liners, this is perfect because it's so easy to apply. I absolutely love the super creamy formula. I have MAC Fluidline, but stopped using Fluidline once I started using this. 

Rating: 4.5/5

Unrelated to this post, but I just wanted to say that I've been slowly cleaning out things (since I will be graduating soon) and found that I have a bunch of Skinfood/Etude House/etc. products. So I will be doing some giveaways soon! Meanwhile, follow me on Twitter and follow me on my new fashion blog EYE LOVES IT!