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Saturday 6 August 2016

Korean makeup/beauty haul and mini review: Etude House and Tonymoly

Korean beauty haul Etude House Tonymoly review

Last time I was in Umeda I picked up some Korean products, because in Japan they're fairly cheap and I can buy them from an actual store. Here's my mini haul and review of the things I picked up from Etude house in EST and Tony Moly in Hankyu Sanbangai.

Etude house

Etude House is a Korean brand that a few bloggers I follow used to rave about, so I really wanted to pick them up while I was here. I've heard really nice stuff about Etude house's cushion foundations, but I couldn't find any skin products light enough for my skin tone, plus a lot of the products are pink toned which is so not what I'm looking for. But, the stuff that I did get to buy was really nice and also way cheaper than I expected! They have also seriously toned down their packaging since I first heard about them a few years ago- I remember some serious princess inspired barbie toned pink packaging. It was so cute, but I think I prefer the understated aesthetic of the 'play' line. On their website they have more products than in store, and it looks like you can still get some more cutely packaged items if that's your thing though.

Blue nail varnish// this goes on really smoothly and dries pretty quickly. You could also probably get away with just one coat of this too. Isn't this colour super summery too? I love it.  It wasn't the longest lasting on my nails, but I got a few days wear out of it and it was also super cheap at 350 yen. I'm super clumsy and impatient with my nails, so that probably didn't help the wear time...
Etude house nail varnish
Eyeshadow base// I've never used an eyeshadow primer before, and my friend Kayo recommended this and it was cheap and cute (580 yen) so I picked it up. I've never tried any expensive eye bases or primers before, but this one helped my eyeshadow stay on on a stupidly hot summer day, so it gets a thumbs up from me.

Tea tree oil and pomegranate sheet masks// I love a good sheet mask, they're the best treat at the end of the day. These ones were 160 yen each, which is a pretty good price- not quite as cheap as the Lulu masks (7 for 324 yen) or the 深層美白 ones (5 for 680 yen) I've been using this year, but still pretty reasonable. The pomegranate one was soothing and cooling on my skin, super relaxing to do, and it wasn't slimy on my skin like some other masks I've tried.  My skin has been feeling so dry lately because of all the AC and hot weather, so these masks were the perfect pick me up.

Korean beauty haul
Blackhead mask// It was cool to try this out, but as it's two treatments instead of one I thought it was a little annoying. I think I'll stick to my normal Bioré or boots nose pore strips, as they seem to be more effective. It was only 150 yen, but as that's only for one treatment I think the Bioré ones work out cheaper (at least in Japan they do, as it's around 500 yen for a pack of 10).

Collagen cream moisturiser// This came as a free sample, and it was a pretty good moisturiser, but I already have a moisturiser so I'm not gonna go and get the full size of this one. I love getting free samples though!


I bought some more lip gloss bars, because I'd promised my sister one when I showed her the one I bought last time. I wrote about that one in my last Asian beauty haul: I got a light pink shade which I've been happily using for an everyday cute neutral lip. Also, how adorable is that bunny packaging? In love. I think these, and the rest of their 'fun' range of products make great gifts, and at 700 yen each, they're cheap and cute and really tempting. I'm sure if I was here longer I'd buy one of each colour.

Have you guys tried Korean beauty products? Any recommendations?
-Amy xoxo

Mini Japanese and Korean beauty haul//  where to buy hair dye in Japan// WEGO Harajuku haul

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