Korean Beauty Products

Etude House Pink Box // Pink Bird Review - My Castle

Hey guys! It's been a pretty busy month for me! Thanksgiving has come and gone already! Black Friday as well! (Working 2 retail jobs, Black Friday was a looooooong day for me! LOL!) I've had this Pink Box for a bit but I'm just now finally getting the chance to share it with you guys. 

This Pink Box theme is the Pink Castle lotion set. 

It comes in a cute box showcasing the different lotions and their scents (and their colors!)

Each lotion looks like a house and has it's own unique look to it!

You can scratch and sniff the "door" on the lotion to see what it smells like before opening up the product! So cute!

Again the casing of these products is so cute! I wonder what the casing of them individually looks like as well!

First we have "Sweet Cookie" It looks like a house from the game Candy Land or Hansel and Gretel.

Look at the little person hiding inside! He's so cute!

This lotion is a light beige color. It truly does smell like cookies. It smells like a sugar cookie! I looooove sugar cookies!

You're probably wondering why I have my whole finger in the jar. I wanted to see if the whole container was full or not. It goes all the way to the bottom.

It has a thick, creamy consistency. Perfect for the cold winter days we have here in Chicago. 

Next we have "Pink Wish" It stood out to me right away because, well, it's pink. 

It looks like it should be one of Cinderella's guest houses! It's so cute!

This lotion is a light pink color and it smells of roses. I like the smell of roses so it doesn't bother me but some people don't care for that smell.


It also has a thick and creamy consistency. 

Then we have Forever Rose. I don't know why but it reminds me of Belle from Beauty and the Beast. Maybe it's the pretty gates that remind me of that castle.

This lotion is a pink/purplish color. It smells slightly of roses but it also smells of other fruits. The smell of roses is not dominant in this one. It reminds me of fruity perfumes I used to wear, like Britney Spears perfumes.

Like the other lotions, this is thick in consistency as well.

Last but not least we have the "Ice Frozen" lotion AKA the Elsa Castle! LOL!

There's a cute looking reflective mirror on one side of the castle. If I was a child, these would be my doll's castles. They are so cute!

The color and design of this castle reminds me of Elsa and Frozen. I don't know if that's what they were going for but that's what I got from it!

This lotion is a light blue color and it reminds me of something bright and fresh. You know how new laundry smells fresh. Kind of like that. It doesn't necessarily smell like laundry but it's got a fresh, slightly floral lavender smell to it.

It's also very thick in consistency as well.

So there you have it you guys! These lotions are beyond cute! They are perfect gifts for stocking stuffers I think those young and old will enjoy these! They are so adorable! You can find them on Etude House's website. You can buy them individually here for $6 a piece. You can also find the set that they sent to me here for $24.

Make sure to check out other goodies from Etude House on their site www.etudehouse.com Starting on Dec. 3rd-Dec. 5th  they are having their Princess Days Event which is free standard shipping on all orders $50 and above. You know what that means! Christmas gifts for everyone!

You can keep up with Etude House on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Youtube.

Have you bought these lotions yet? If so, do you like them? Would you buy these for your friends and family for Christmas? Or will you buy them for yourself? Let me know in the comments below. Until next time,


Tony Moly Bbo Bbo Lip Balm Review



So if you guys don't already know now, I work at Sephora. (Sephora & Apple, actually) So when I saw these cute Lip Balms at work I was like "Those are super cute! They remind of the things I saw while living in Asia!" When I realized that they indeed originated from Asia, more specifically Korea, I was jumping up and down to say the least!   

"Tony Moly! Tony Moly! Y'all this is a very popular Korean brand! And we're carrying some of their products in Sephora now!" I exclaimed that at work in loud fashion. Most people don't know about this brand so it wasn't that big of a deal to them. But it is a big deal to me! 

At first I was just gonna buy one but I decided what the heck, why not buy both of them! 


This lip gloss comes in adorable cases that are in the shape of kissable lips. As soon as I saw these I had a feeling they were Korean cosmetics. One of the cutest things about this lip balm is that it is called Bbo Bbo Lip Balm. Bbo Bbo 뽀뽀 means "kiss kiss" in Korean. It's kind of like the sound you make when you kiss someone on the cheek!!!! They come in two different scents/flavors. The red case is Honey scented and the pink case is Blueberry scented. 


At first I wasn't sure what the scent of the red one really was. I honestly thought it smelled like baby products. Lol! But after I read online that it was actually Honey that I was smelling it made a big difference! I was like, "Oh yeah, that is Honey!" 


We didn't have the Blueberry scented one right away. We only had the Honey scented one. But when I saw that we had gotten the blueberry one too I just had to get them both! 


Ok! You're probably wondering, well what's in it? How are they going to benefit my lips?! Well these lip balms are infused with Vitamin E and Honey/Blueberry extracts. Vitamin E acts as an antioxidant, fighting against possible skin cell damage from free radicals and ultraviolet rays from the sun. Honey extracts help moisturize your lips and to retain moisture. Honey also has anti-bacterial properties and can help heal dry or chapped lips. Blueberry extracts also have antioxidants that that fight and protect you from free radicals. 


Oh and did I mention that they smell good?! I'm sure I did. These are so hydrating, I've been using them every day. I'll either put it on before putting my lipstick on or I'll wear it by itself. 


If you've seen these online or at Sephora, I definitely would recommend picking one up and trying them out. I guarantee you will always have these in your makeup bag and you'll most likely use these everyday! I know I have. You can buy them online here at Sephora.com or buy them at your local Sephora. If you have already tried these let me know what you think.  Until next time 

xoxo Iquo

*disclaimer* This is not endorsed by Sephora. I bought these lip balms with my own money. I just have an obsession with Korean Beauty Products. That's all ^.^ 

Etude House Pink Box // Pink Bird Lock 'N Summer Review

Hi guys. It's been so long since I've made a post. Things have been super busy for me. I've been trying my best to get on a decent schedule. I don't know about you guys but we've had a pretty mild summer here in Chicago. Some days it's kind of warm, some days it's very cold. I wore a thick sweater on Sunday but yet I could have worn shorts today. 

Regardless of the weather, I'm still holding on to Summer's bright and warm colors. Good thing Etude House launched their Summer line Lock N' Summer. They were kind enough to send me some products to play with.

I love the Pink Bird sticker they put on the boxes now! It's so cute!

Of course Etude House sent info about the products that were included in the box. 

They also sent a mini magazine that showcases their new and popular products. It also includes tutorials and makeup tips and tricks. It's way too cute!

They sent me five products. Three are part of the Lock 'N Summer line.

One of the first products is the Lock 'N Summer Precious Mineral Proof Any Cushion. There are two shades. Light Beige N20 and Natural Beige W13. N02 is a lighter shade while W13 is more of a darker shade. I'm so happy I was sent Natural Beige W13, the darker shade. The formula is very similar to the Precious Mineral Any Cushion. It contains SPF 50. It contains pearl mineral powder to control sebum. It brightens your skin while providing it with moisture and provides a flawless, non sticky finish, perfect for summer.

I always love the packaging of any Etude House product. These are kind of giving me a retro 60's vibe (I thought of The Beatles right away LOL) and I love it.

The compact is almost identical to the Precious Mineral Magic Any Cushion and the Precious Mineral Any Cushion. It comes with a mirror and a blue pad applicator. 

Just as the previous compacts, this foundation comes in a sponge applicator. I love the fact that I'm seeing these sponge applicators pop up here in the United States. Dr. Jart has some at Sephora and Laneige has some at Target. I love using them. I usually use my Beauty Blender with mine and I get great coverage.

I know it seems a bit light on me but that's only because I've gotten a bit tan this summer. I know once Fall/Winter rolls around I'll be a bit lighter and this shade will be absolutely perfect for me. 

Excuse my serious looking face. I don't know why I didn't smile for these pictures! LOL!

It actually blended pretty well. I've worn it and I really like it. It's light and perfect for summer (and transitioning into fall) 

This next product, although it's not a part of the Lock 'N Summer line, is a great additional product to pair with the Precious Proof Mineral Foundation. The Baby Sweet Sugar Powder is a great loose powder foundation for summertime. It minimizes the appearance of pores and fine lines and has a matte finish. It feels great on your skin & leaves it feeling so soft and smooth. It's perfect for people who have oily or combination skin. My skin tends to be dry in the winter and somewhat oily in the summer :-(

Again the packaging of this is so cute!

It's sad but also funny, I was super excited about the cute little powder puff that comes with this! I think it's adorable and you can definitely tell because I took all these silly pictures with it. LOL!

Some people have said that this powder has a peachy scent to it. Maybe it's just me but it doesn't smell like peaches. It smells sweet and I love how it smells but it doesn't smell like peaches. Regardless I love it. 

The next product is part of the Lock 'N Summer line. The Lock 'N Summer Cushion Blusher.

So cushion everything seems to be pretty popular in Korea these days. Like I said, we're just starting to see more cushion applicators in the U.S. but this is the first time I saw a cushion blush. 

This blush comes in two shades, PK001 and 0R201. PK001 is more of a pinkish color while 0R201 is more of a Orange like color.

The blush comes with a pad applicator as well. It's similar to the blue applicator from the foundation except this one is mini and it's pink ^.^

Although this is a beautiful color, it barely shows up on my skin. It might be because I've gotten darker this summer but it also might be just too light for me. For those of you who are of a lighter complexion, this color will be great for you.

The last product out of the three in the Lock 'N Summer line is Lock 'N Summer Proof 10 Cushion Lock 'N Liner.

This liner, like the other two products, is in a sponge applicator. It comes with a precise liner brush and is in a small compact. This comes in 5 different colors, Black (BK801), Brown (BR401), Pink (RD301), Blue (BL601) and Purple (PP501). I was sent the brown eye liner.

I had never seen this kind of concept before. Eye liner in a cushion format. I thought it was an interesting concept. I usually don't use brown eye liner but I was excited to try this out. 

Unfortunately I felt like it was difficult to apply this eye liner on my eyes. Although the brush is fantastic, it's really hard to get a good amount of the product on the brush. The pictures below are my attempts to apply the liner on my eyes. I applied it a couple of times but I could not get enough coverage. I think it was a fun concept theoretically, but in reality it just doesn't really seem to work as it should.

The last product is the Face Conditioning Fixer. Although this is in its original bottle form, Etude House has released this with their Lock 'N Summer line. I'm not sure if they tweaked the formula a bit or if it stayed the same. I'm assuming it's the same formula. This is essentially a makeup setting spray to be used after you put your makeup on to keep it in place all day. You can also spray it throughout the day if you feel like your beautiful face needs a pick me up. It has such a light and sweet refreshing smell to it which makes it even better! I love that it came in this little bottle. It makes it so easy to put in your purse. Unfortunately mine had leaked quite a bit on its journey to my doorstep so when I opened it a good 2/3 of it was already gone. But that's ok, it gives me more incentive to buy some more once it runs out.

So those are all of the lovely products that Etude House sent to me. I've been having fun using them. I'm so thankful to Etude House for sending me their products to try out and review. You can get these products on a number of sites that sell Korean Beauty Products. 

You can find the Lock 'N Summer Precious Mineral Proof Any Cushion here at Kollection K.

You can find the Lock 'N Summer Cushion Blusher here at W2Beauty.

You can find the Lock 'N Summer Proof 10 Cushion Lock 'N Liner here at Korea Depart.

You can find the Baby Sweet Sugar Powder here at Kollection K.

And last but not least you can find the Lock 'N Summer version of the Face Conditioning Fixer here at Kollection K.

I hope you all enjoyed this review. Let me know what you think. Make sure to follow Etude House on Facebook to get updates about their fun new products.

Follow me on Instagram @masqueradediva3 to see pics of new products I'll be reviewing. 

Stay Sweet! 

xoxo Iquo