I do had the Nude 'tube, which is the first neutral palette from The Balm and this is the second edition of the palette. I was very satisfied with my Nude 'tude palette that I did not hesitate at all to purchase this one.
The inside is almost the same as the first edition, even the brush that came with the palette. The design is almost the same as the first one, just with different eyeshadow shade.
There's a dozen shade in the palette, 4 of them are matte eyeshadows (fearless, flawless, feisty and friendly) and the other are shimmer eyeshadows (fabulous, faithful, firm, fit, flirty, funny, fierce and fine)
Palette from "The Balm" are all pigmented, and out of all other high end brands, the price is definitely on the lower side. And please, let us not forget the design - it's all so nice but definitely is not cheap looking. One thing is that this palette seems leave more fall outs than the first one, so using a primer is definitely helping. Or for me, I'm pretty much used to do my concealer after my eyeshadow. When I used this for myself, I don't see a lot of fall outs, but whenever I used this palette for other person, it seems to have so much fall outs I have to clean their under eye before I can continue.
Now that I'm making this blog post, that all the names are adjectives (for a perfect man, I guess) and they started with "F" - anddd I'm "F"ilia! lol.
Among these 12 shades, my favorite is "Flirty" because it's a pink taupe shimmer shade, I don't think I had this shade anywhere else in my collection!
I've used this palette, either for myself or for when I did someone else makeup just because this palette is so versatile, it contain everything I ever need. I loved this palette more than the 1st one just because the shades are more neutral and usable for daily makeup!
And, this palette is made out of cardboard, so it's light and the mirror is big, I love this palette for travelling. Of course, since it's 'paper' you have to becareful for it not to hit something hard for a long time because mine already left with streaks since I put the palette inside my makeup pouch. It probably hit my eyelash curler T_T
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Hi Sugars! Today I'm bringing you another matte lip cream product that is getting every hype out there. After my L.A Girl Flat Finish Pigment Gloss review now you can probably see the comparison and get which one you may like the best (or get both of them!)
L.A. Girls USA Cosmetics
PRODUCT NAME "Matte Flat Finish Pigment Gloss" type of product
Sleek products seem to have the simplest design, they always go with solid matte black for their product. The applicator is very stiff and straight, but I found the product is easier to apply with applicator such as this one. I checked the website and sadly they only have 6 shades available now, I really hoped they'll make some more!
As the name suggest, this lip cream is very matte and pigmented. First applied it seems to be sticky on the lips (reminds me of L.A. Girl's) but as the time goes and the product sets, the stickiness disappears. Once it sets, it didn't budge and didn't transfer either! But of course you have to wait until it 100% dries on the lips.
One thing that tickles me is the name of the shade I own, "Party Pink" - and you'll see it's definitely more like a tomato red shade. But below, in my lips swatch, I used the product only on the inside and blend them out, it turns out pretty nicely and the pink actually shows up there! If you would like to create an ombre look, you have to work quick because once it sets, it won't budge.
After it sets, I don't think it's drying, but it does settles a bit into the lips line but it isn't like super obvious.
A little tip here, if you do apply lip balm before this product, make sure the lip balm settles in or for much faster process, blot your lips, because if the moisture of lip balm still on your lips, I found that the lip product is harder to blend evenly on the lips.
Despite of the misleading shade name, I quite like this product! The formulation is just a bit better than what I expected to be and it does everything you expect for a matte lip cream - it's pigmented, it's long lasting and it's matte.
I do like to blend it a little so that it doesn't look so 'orangey' and that way too the dryness seems to be much bearable during the day!
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Ok. This is probably like, the most requested post ever in
my blogging life, and here I am. Doing it. So this post is based on my personal
experience during 4 years of my undergraduate study in South Korea. This post
is purely subjective, they’re from my perspective and point of view.
different from each individual and the purpose of this writing is to share my
experience so that maybe you could get the big picture.
For the background story, I was in South Korea from early
2011 to early 2015, I was in Busan, specifically in Kyungsung University for 4
years, majoring in Fashion Design and Merchandising.
So here’s some stuffs I hoped I knew before I flew to Korea
for my under graduate study!
1. Good Bye English, Hello broken Korean!
Some Korean University promote their school to have
“International Course” for foreign students, unless you’re going to be in Korea
only for exchange, like a semester of a year, IT’S A TRAP.
On paper, they might seem to have a great program for
foreign students that have 0 Korean ability, and they’re probably saying,” you
don’t know Korean? Oh, it’s OK! Look at our international programs! You’ll
survive!” – if, IF, you’re in Korea for like, a semester, or a year, you’ll
most likely to survive. But if you’re registering for the whole under graduate
program, without knowing how to Korean? You’re doomed. In fact, most
universities do ask for a TOPIK (a Korean language test, much like TOEFL or
IELTS) before they can admit you to their school.
It’s common for some foreign students to gave up their
exchange program because they were promised “English Class”-es, only to see
that their class is entirely in Korean and the professors seem to “didn’t care”
for the international student to fully understand the lesson. I once witness an
angry Turkish girl asking for explanation for her supposedly “All English
Class” program is definitely not all in English.
Also, it’s also common for the professor to,”F*ck it, I’m
teaching in Korean” in the middle of the semester – even though in the syllabus
it’s clearly stated that the class IS an English class.
I don’t blame the Universities, of course. Sometime it can
be a miscommunication between the foreign PR team and the main office, mistranslation,
I dig my way, so does all of my friends, by taking class
from other major. We survived the semester by taking English class from English
Literature major or we search the whole syllabus for a foreigner’s class. Even
though my major didn’t have English class at all, I took classes like, ”British
and American Current Issue”, “English Seminar in Print Media” or even basic
English class taught by American professor. I’ll learn from “How do you do”
once again just to raise my average score.
In my University case, the “Practical English” is taught
100% in Korean, and it’s a mandatory class. I once got a “C” because I can’t
translate the English sentences to Korean. OH COME ON. (And fyi the Korean
professor picked the MOST RANDOM sentence ever, it’s like no context or
anything, just. Random. Sentences.). And after that tho I retake the class and
the teacher loves me so much she gave me a lot of A+ even though I skipped
class like, 3 times <3 교수님 사랑해요.
Some of you might thought,”Great! Less English class, more
Korean class, I can definitely advance my Korean language skill so much more!”
– think again, when the semester start and your actual major class starts (not
Korean classes for foreigner) like for example for me the first semester
there’s a class called “패션과 예술 – Fashion and Art) , it was 100% in Korean and it’s a theory class.
By then, you’re expected to be able to
read the whole text book, to be able to write essays and reports, to be able to
do presentation IN KOREAN. Yes, they need a college level Korean for the class,
but what can you expect? It’s University, not a language course program. 6
months of learning Korean is definitely not enough for me, I was like a second
grade elementary school kid got thrown into a uni class. I understand nothing
for the first month. Heck, I still write like an elementary school kid on my 4th
And if you think
learning English in Korean is easy, think again.
First semester for me
was hard, it was hard for EVERYONE. But I survived and here I am! J I still think if you know zero Korean then you’ll probably have to suffer
100x more for the whole semester.
However, I still think that if you’re going to live in a
country for years ahead, it’s only polite that you actually learn the language
to communicate. I’m sure you’ll be more appreciated and you’ll adapt much, much
faster. Even so, broken Korean is the way to live!
Now, to summarize the first point, undergraduate in Korea =
Korean is mandatory.
2. The Dorm?
Most foreign students are probably sent into the dormitory
for the first semester. Dormitories for each university is different from each
other, some are close to the uni, inside the uni, or even separated far from
the uni. It’s really different from each uni.
But one think for sure, you have to share room with someone.
Up until last year, my uni still lets the foreigners to pick their own
roommate. But since there’s a lot of confusions and problems, they didn’t allow
it again L
luckily I graduated already, so it’s no longer my problem anymore.
Pros of living in dorm :
Cheaper living cost (dorm fee probably include breakfast +
dinner already), closer to uni (my dorm is IN the uni, so it’s close to
everywhere), can know people from the dorm, dorm facilities (study room or
internet cafes), parents would probably feel safer because it’s in the school
responsibility, can participate in dorm events (like hiking or sport events),
less complicated system (probably they have someone that can speak English to
inform you stuffs).
Cons of living in dorm :
Strict rules (night curfews, room hygiene is checked
regularly), have to share room with someone (at least 2 people/room, there’s
also dorm with 4, 6, to 8 people) – some have to share bathroom too, have to be
very considerate of other students (usually with noises, Korean have the most
sensitive ears I guess – always complaining about noise!), have to empty room
when you’re traveling back home, have to move room once every semester, some
dorm banned the use of electronic devices such as heater, rice cooker, electric
Usually people get sick of the strict rules and the room is
usually smaller than a regular one room, and plus you have to share. Usually,
by the time you’re a senior, the room will be too full with stuffs (if you’re a
big spender, like me). Not like the Korean that stays in the dorm, they can
always send their luggage back home, while for us, dorm is our house!
Some uni also require a minimal average score to be able to
enter the dorm. In my uni, you’re considered as pretty smart to be able to stay
in the dorm, especially when you’re in your 4th year because they
cut the quota as they provide more rooms for the freshman. In my uni all
foreigner are automatically got admitted to the dorm as long as they didn’t
break the rules.
If you decided to live along in a one room, it will cost you
more and plus, the key deposit money in Korea is hella expensive! And you have
to learn to separate your trash.
3. Alcohol is not a choice.
In Korea, school actually pays you to drink. Yes, they treat
you to a drink to get the freshmen and the juniors closer to the professor and
to their senior. And that’s actually a culture. Later on, company also treat
you to dinner and drinks, and this is the uni effort to make you use to it.
While usually for the first year alcohol is not a choice, it's a must – they’ll probably let you pass if you’re a foreigner with religion or
health issue. Undeniably you probably will get closer to your classmates with a
drink or two, but for the freshmen usually the seniors are going to force you
to drink until you blacked out.
It’s the welcoming culture, and most of the freshmen are
those who just graduated high school, with their alcohol tolerance at the
lowest and the free flow soju and beer, it’s natural to be super drunk at the
Of course it drinking alcohol is not your thing, strongly
voice your opinion and reject it. They’ll mostly going to understand your
situation. Or, If you think you couldn’t reject the offer, just skip the event!
(PS. Most all school events, especially that have overnight stays will ALWAYS
have alcohol). If you’re Korean, you’ll probably be alienated and people will
think you’re weird and stuff, but since you’re a foreigner, just state your
reasons and they’ll understand.
4. Is Korean Racist?
This is probably the most asked question ever. Maybe because
of Indonesian those are mostly Muslims and wears hijab. For myself, because I
personally been in a serious case of racism, but some of my friends have had
them. This issue will probably not only for those who want to continue their undergraduate study but since a lot of people seems to be curious....
In my opinion, some of the older generations are still very conservative
and they’re probably didn’t have a lot of information about outside world as
much as the younger generation. Once or twice an old man scolded me because we
were “noisy” while the Korean highschoolers in the same bus are 50 times noisier
than us. For many Koreans, Indonesian language seems very fast, and when you
listen to a fast faced foreign language, I do think you feel that it’s noisy. And
the old man said, “Speaks in OUR LANGUAGE, OUR LANGUAGE” – in Korean,
Do I think he’s rude? Yes, definitely. I will never saw in
Indonesia, an Indonesian in a public place, to approach a random chatting
foreigner to say, “HALO? USE INDONESIAN PLEASE, INDONESIAN!” – that’s not even
But, this event didn’t make me generalize all Koreans are
racist, or all old people in Korea is racist. We’ll probably at fault too for
“chatting” on the bus. We did talk nasty about him silently because the old man
kept glancing at us. Lol. It’s a small event that I can scoff it off.
South Korea is a homogenous country. They probably never met
someone “so different” than themselves, that they didn’t know what to do, or
which one is consider polite or you-just-cross-the-line.
For example, you’re a Muslim, and you politely reject a pork
dish. Suddenly your friend acts like, “Why don’t you eat pork? Come on, try it
once, try it!!” and slightly forcing you to eat pork, or they’ll like “Why
doesn’t she eat pork? That’s weird! So you say she never ate pork once in her
Remember, they probably sound like a total assh*les, but
they probably didn’t have any clue about you, your culture and your country.
So, just chill off, and if you like to explain your situation, then go ahead.
If they made fun of you, just ignore it and laugh it off, they probably didn’t
do it on purpose to hurt you.
Racism in Korea does not only happen to foreigners, even Korean are 'racist' toward their own kind. I did read a good blog post about racism in Korea, but it was a while back and when I tried to look for it in google, I'm surprised to see on how many articles there are about racism in Korea!
Back again, if you’re nice to people, they’ll be nice
back to you.
So, that's it for today! Sorry I didn't proof read this post and please comment down below if you want to ask / add something! Again, all of these are from my head, from the way I see South Korea from all the 4 years I spent living there. I don't generalize Korean and I did not write this post to mock them or anything.
Before I end this post, I want to say that I joined KBS World Radio Korean Contest, and here's my video!
Thankyou so much for reading and your support! Ciao!
Despite it's chubby tube, the applicator inside is actually very firm and fine enough to draw in your lips without messing everything up!
Especially with dark colored lip product like this, accurate application is definitely needed because it's really easy for the product to get off your lips line!
The product itself, amazing. Lip creams are mostly have awesome pigmentation, and so this one does. Also, not to be confused with the name that contain "gloss" on it, this product has 100% matte finish. I think they put "gloss" because it does look like a lip gloss more than a lipstick. I don't know if this just me, but I'm kinda confused because when I tried it turn out 100% matte and I was like.. "where's the gloss..?"
Now, to compare Korean brand's lip cream to American / Western brand product is that Korean brand's lip creams are mostly still promote "moisturizing" effect on them, thus making their lasting power much, much weaker than the western brands.
Take 3CE lip lacquer or Etude House's Liquid Lips, comparing to this product. Sure they have the same matte & creamy texture, but you definitely can't compare the lasting power because this L.A Girl Matte Pigment Gloss stays on for like 8++ hours on my lips, even after a very brutal udon eating fiesta I had. But, in comparison, 3CE's and Etude House's are creamy enough for people with dry lips comfortably wear it. I'm just going to state it here because obv people are going to ask anyway since I mostly do Korean brand products review! :)
Now, back to the product review! The product itself is very creamy and easy to apply, very evenly. I think the lip swatch above is the prettiest swatch I ever did. Don't you think??? :")
Personally, for the shade I LOVE IT SO MUCH. The ol shop owner actually recommend me to try this one because this particular brand have darker shade, even though I was eyeing my eyes on other product (it was a sleek product!) - in which I chose a lighter shade. She was like, come on try this one, the shade is much darker and I think you'll like it. I was like, ok. AND SHE SENT BOTH ITEMS FOR ME. So much emotion ㅠㅠ
Oh! Do you notice HOW WHITE DOES MY TEETH LOOK. Awesome shade, not only it brightens up my complexion, IT BRIGHTENS UP MY TEETH :"))))
This L.A. Girls Matte Pigment Gloss is honestly great for everyone, they have 16 shades from light to dark (this one is not even the darkest). Though, they apply quite thickly so people who just into liquid lip product might feel "too makeupy", also they are kinda sticky and the stickiness didn't really came off even after a heavy meal, but also is the color, they didn't wear off.
Because they dries matte, very, very matte, it is best for people with dry lips to exfoliate before and moisturize well!
I Freakin' love this product. And I would say I love this product 85% because of the shade and 15% for the product itself. During the day, I feel that my lips are sticky, but I could just brush it off because the awesome lasting power and the perfect application I can make from this product!
Especially with this dark color, I don't really want to maintain it during the day! I just wish it was there as long as I need it (and this product really does that - without bleeding out!). Of course when it's the end of the day, you have to really check does it came off perfectly because it really doesn't come off :p
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Weeks ago I watched this video from my ever so favorite Korean beauty blogger "SSINNIM" and she made this "Harley Quinn" inspired makeup tutorial. I've saw pictures of idol groups edited into this Harley Quinn makeup and I LOVE THEM. Now, if you see the real Harley Quinn version, it should look like this :
But, then look at these idols. They look like Harley Quinn that been fed by love, flowers, cotton candy and clouds <3 A much, much toned down Harley Quinn look! Sure some of them still look scary, scary cool tho.
양사장 Yang-CEO is also on the trend! lol
the hottest rookie!
can't left my husband
My personal favorite - Taeyeon looks really good with this makeup!
Though I think most of the idol looks are edited, but I'm not really sure because the editing is just too good. But! I heard that Teentop is going to adapt this Harley Quinn look for their comeback!
Here's the mighty SSINNIM's version of the look. I like it so much that I decided to recreate this!
Here's a step-by-step pictorial of my eye makeup :
And to add the twist, I add a little star under my blue eye!
For the lips, I go with a gradation look with a neon pink lip tint. I used 3CE water gloss in #switch on :)
And here's the finished look!
Then I tried to challenge my photoshop skill and try to edit my eyeball and my hair out!
Not only I tried this look on my self, I tried this on my sister as well. Lol
I sticked eyelid tape on her so her lids look like there's a line across.
So, that's it, what do you think? You can probably save this look for this year's Halloween! :D