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I'm Mizu and a beauty blogger from Malaysia since 2010. I'm very passionate in beauty and addicted to Korea Cosmetics. I love making friends all over the world besides enjoying mangas and animes.

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Tuesday, December 30, 2014


Before anything else, I would like to give my condolences to the family of QZ8501 airplane as well as the flood victim in Malaysia. Please continue to help and donate to the victims as much as you can.

 I was so surprised receiving this box quite early than expected which is last two weeks. HONESTSKIN, a website that sells Korean Cosmetics held an event for Honestskin member every few weeks and the lucky ones will be receiving a handful products. I was lucky to be chosen for the second event and I did not expect to receive all the products because I expected they'll give only one product to the selected winner :) This is an open event and everyone can enter, as long as you are registered to the website.

For this box, I received a trial kit of IOPE Super Vital Cream, a full size Nature Republic Collagen HD Essencial BB Cream(don't blame me for the Essential mispelling XD) and Etude House Color Lips-fit in OR201 Dream Fit Coral. Among all these products, I am the most excited by the kit by IOPE since I never tried any IOPE skincare before and I'm least excited for the lips-fit because it is just bad. haha (Click here to read my review of the lipsfit in PK002)

IOPE Super Vital Cream

The most left one is the first step.

The first one is the softener and the last one is the eye cream.

The box says that this extra moist skincare is created by using the bio-science formula which "Revitalizes moist and resilient skin with Neo Lipid Carrier(N.L.C)"

This kit is like the most moist skincare I ever used. I did try Hada Labo before but it is totally different. Hada Labo sure is moisturising but it is a bit sticky and doesn't absorb well into my skin whereby this kit by IOPE really absorb well and doesn't leave a sticky feeling.

Since my skin is more to combination-oily so I think this kit a bit too moisturising for me so I don't really wear the full steps and mostly stops until the emulsion because it is enough. I switched the emulsion sometimes with the serum or the cream just to try them out. Every products feels so light on the skin which is great because "moisture" skincare tends to makes the skin feels heavy.

I wear this kit for a few days already especially on the night and I can feel that my skin is still hydrated on the next day. The most exciting thing is that it doesn't break me out like the other "moisture" skincare that I ever used aside from the fact that it is great for travel based on its size. Yeay~


Nature Republic Collagen HD Essencial BB Cream

I was surprised that this picture came out great. The colour is true to the real one.

This BB cream has the same box design as the Super Origin CC that I reviewed here. It says that this BB cream is "Formulated with 502mg Triple Collagen Complex that gives skin a radiant glow"
The main ingredient is the Hawaiian Deep Sea Water(MD 501) which is a pure and clean source of water that is harvested in uncontaminated depths of the ocean and desalinated. It's a mineral-rich water. (ref)

It only came in one shade which I think would be a little light for me but it is not. It matches me perfectly! This BB cream has a yellow undertone which is a bit rare in Korean Beauty products because most of them have a cool undertone and so that's why I think this BB cream matches me.

The texture is smooth and glides on my skin nicely. I would say that the finish is dewy because it gives a glow to the skin. Another thing that I realize that this BB cream feels a bit oily when I rubbed it between my fingers so in terms of cleaning, you definitely need a cleansing oil to remove this completely otherwise, it won't clean much. 

It stays on pretty well on the skin and cover the redness on my face. I would say that the coverage is medium and you can build up the coverage without looking cakey. 

The downwards probably would be that my oily parts of my skin would look shiny if it's oily so I really recommend powdering after applying this.


Etude House Color Lips-fit in OR201 Dream Fit Coral

The colour of the bottle looks disturbing and I received it like the way it is.

Exactly like the colour in the bottle. It is coral orange with a cool tone underneath.

Doing the gradient lip for the first picture and it was hard. The texture is uneven making it hard to make it look pretty. Probably it doesn't look horrible in the picture but it actually does. The colour is neon bright and does not going well with my taste but weirdly, my mom said that it looks pretty coz it got a hint of pink. Probably it does and I found out spreading by fingers would tone down the brightness of the colour and makes it wearable on daily basis(as the photo below) but too bad that this lips-fit is really too dry on the lips. By the way, I think this lips-fit is better suit as blusher than lip colour :)

Read the full review here.


Me wearing all the skincare & makeup above :)
(also wearing the lips-fit as blusher)

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Thank you for reading :)

Sunday, December 21, 2014

[REVIEW] Clio Lipnicure -Glass- No.3 and No.6

Hi! My blogging skills were kinda rusty because it has been 2 months since my last update. I'm so sorry for neglecting this blog for so long. Not my intention, really. I'm glad that I finally came to my sense now, lol

Anyway, I'll be reviewing this Clio Lipnicure -Glass version- that I received few days ago from my little haul with testerkorea. I haven't shopping that much for beauty products lately coz I'm kinda broke after shopping for tons of clothes XD 

This is Clio new improved Lipnicure that claimed to be "specially developed to provide extreme long-lasting effect and high intensity colors with a glass-like smooth finish with a single touch on lips" . I love the the glass-claimed since it provide better moisture than the previous released lipnicure.

I got myself two colours that I like from the promo picture. 

Love the applicator. It's so easy to use and the tip can make precise line around the lip shape :)

 Swatches for both, honestly, this swatches picture is the real colour of the lipnicure in the bottle.

I'm sad to say that both lip swatches doesn't do any justice to the real swatches. I tried capturing several photos of the lip swatches but non seems to portray the nearest colour or the exact one but I assure you, the hand swatches that I made looks like the real one that match colour of the liquid in the bottle.

Having said that, my real lip swatches doesn't looks like the colour in the bottle. Then, I realize that this lip colour changes based on what lip colour you have like most lipstick out there. I have a pale dark pink lip to begin with so the final colour on my lip is red. No.3 looks like a bright red with a hint of orange and the No.6 is a middle dark red with a hint of nude. So I guess the real colour would show up much better on those with the Korean light pink lips(reference)

For the lasting hour, I already expected it to be not really long lasting because I've seen a review on a few Korean blogger before and yup, to those who not know anything, you might have a high expectation on this to be long lasting like the original lipnicure. It might stay really well throughout the day on lips without you drinking or eating but it easily disappear when you do. 

For this glass version, they did not claimed it to be stainless as it didn't. This lipnicure is like a normal lipstick that will leave stain on straws or glass when you drink, so don't expect it to perform the same with the original lipnicure.

There is a slight scent to these lipnicure but it is slightlyyy stronger on the No.3 than No.6. I don't know what to describe the smell and not sure if it pleasant or not but it will disappear later on anyway.

Despite all these negativeness, I really like the fact that it doesn't dry out. My lips were fully moisturised for 2 hours after applying and it gradually went half matte few hours later but I still like it because it doesn't fully dry out my lips for more hours after that considering how dry my lips can be on normal days.

Other than that, I love the finish because it is velvety smooth and the liquid doesn't sink to my lip lines even after it half dry. It is not sticky either.

On final note, I'm kinda disappointed coz it doesn't show the real colour on my lips but that because of my true lip colour, I don't blame the lipnicure. I still like these two especially the No.6 because it matches my skin tone really well and makes my skin looks brighter :D

Thank you for reading! I hope to blog more soon :)

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