Tuesday, December 30, 2014

2014 Favorites!

Holla, belles!

FINALLY, 2014 is ending and 2015 is coming and I'm getting older nooo. This past year was a roller coaster for me personally and there were sooo many things that I've gone through. Although 2014 was not a good year for kpop. yeah.

As a wrap-up post to end 2014, I'm going to write about the products that I'd been loving this year so far.

Here they are in no particular order:

[UPDATED and EDITED MARCH 2017] List of Cruelty-Free (No Animal Testing and Ingredients) Korean Cosmetic Brands

[UPDATED] KARA posted an update of the list on January 2017 and so as I promised, I updated this post.

So, the list is uploaded and regularly updated by Korea Animal Rights Advocates (KARA) site (here's the Korean site). The list isn't all about skincare and makeup although 90% of it is. I put a little description for brands who aren't skincare/makeup brands.

Let's jump onto the list. The list is divided into 4 categories with 3 indicators:
  • No animal testing
  • No animal ingredients; and
  • The company doesn't export to China

Friday, December 26, 2014

Maybelline Clear Smooth Minerals Healthy Natural Concealer in Medium Sand

Holla again, belles!

Do you know how it feels like to have something really important and essential in your life, but still could not find the right one, yet? Yea. That's me and concealers. For someone whose dark circles gets worse as time passes by, under eye concealer becomes an important thing that I always keep in my bag. I actually haven't really tried that many though, but still, why can't I just find a good cheap concealer that works wonder for my under eye area.


I have many spots on my face (say hi to acne-prone skin), but lately, I just don't feel like covering them too much. I can walk confidently without completely covering all the spots. But covering dark circles is important. And does this concealer live up to my expectation?

Etude House Play 101 Pencil #49

Hi, belles!

Here we go again with another Etude House again. I've been observing the Korean cosmetic market here in my country and I can say that Etude dominates the market. The brand is just so accessible. It's everywhere. Almost all online shops which sell Korean cosmetic products will most likely sell any kind of Etude. And the official stores of this brand is also everywhere here (okay, not literally everywhere, but you get what I'm trying to deliver, right?). There are currently only 2 stores here in my area, but it's actually more than enough I think.

Etude's products are quite affordable and even though they are affordable, I have to say that the quality is not disappointing which then pushes me to purchase more stuffs.

Anyway, it's time for Play 101 Pencil!

Pony from Pony's Beauty Diary had a special segment of this Pencil 101 on InsiteTV's youtube channel and she succeeded in poisoning me to purchase it.

Thursday, December 25, 2014

Etude House Drawing Eyebrow AD - #2 Gray Brown Review

Hi, belles!

Happy holidays and Merry Christmas to you all!

December is finally here! Although I am living in a "sunshine all day, sunshine all the way" country, but it's cold here because we are in the middle of the rainy season. It rains almost everyday.

Anyway this time, I'm going to review another brow product. FYI, I finished Peripera Speedy Eyebrow Auto Pencil one and finally got this because it was so cheap.

© Resista A. Belle and Crystal. 2014