Korean Makeup

Etude House Pink Box // Pink Bird Review - Pink Wish Tree

Hey guys! Merry Christmas! Happy New Year! I'm back with another Pink Box Review from Etude House! It's been super busy with all of the holidays and work on top of that, I haven't been able to do much on here and I apologize for that. 

Etude House is good for always surprising me with a Pink Box at my doorstep. 

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This Pink Box Theme is Pink Wish Tree. This Pink Box is special not just because it's Christmas themed but because of what the products represent. 

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For each Pink Wish item sold a portion of the product will go towards the School Me Campaign by Save The Children. For each item ₩100 will be donated. That's around $0.10 per item. I know it doesn't seem like a lot but it is. Imagine all those items being sold online and it stores. It really does add up. 

The money will go towards providing educational opportunities for girls in four different countries in Africa: Sierra Leone, Libreria, the Republic of Cote d'lvire, and Uganda. This campaign helps provide resources for girls who can't afford to be educated because of domestic duties, early marriage and poverty. This campaign hits home for me. My father is from Nigeria and I have lots of family there. They have been blessed enough to go to school but I know some kids don't have that opportunity. So this really hit home for me! I think this is a great campaign and I'm so happy to be apart of it. You can be too. And that's what's so awesome about it!

This Pink Box has a lot of great items. The first two items are cute hair ties. Red and green Christmas themed. 

The next three items are scented lip balms.  They look cute and smell amazing!

The gold tube is peach scented. Smells like a peach cobbler. Lol! 

The red tube is cherry scented. I'm not a big fan of cherries unless they're in my drink. Lol!

The last one is strawberry scented. This is probably my favorite one. It smells so good! 

These lip balms aren't very pigmented so they are great to wear when you just need some moisture on your lips or when you need your lips moisturized before you put some lipstick on. 

My lips feel nice! They look nice too don't you think?! 

A Precious Mineral Any Cushion! Yah! Lol! I was sent the W13 shade. The green compact.

Just like the other precious mineral compacts, this comes with a sponge applicator and a mirror. 

The color seems a bit light at first but it blends nicely. It's the same formula as the other precious mineral any cushions it's just packaged differently for the sake of the Pink Wish Tree Campaign. 

The last three items from this Pink Box are some lovely Play Nail Polishes. One solid color and two festive glitter polishes. I painted my moms nails because I had no chip polish on my fingers at the time.

There's the lovely Christmas red. 

There's also the festive green and red glitter polish. I like the long green glitter. It's different and fun. 

Everyone loves glitter and gold right?! These colors go great together. 

These items are fun. Even though they are Christmas themed and Christmas is over you can still purchase them online at etudehouse.com 

You can find these items and more online.

You can find the Pink Wish Tree Precious Mineral Any Cushion here.

You can find the Pink Wish Tree KissFull Lip Care Box here.

There are more Pink Wish Tree items to buy online. You can find them here.

Of course you can always find Etude House on

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Twitter: @etudeplay

Instagram: @etudeglobal

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Have you guys tried out these products? What do you think of the awesome campaign they're apart of? Let me know. 

Also there is a promotion going on right now at Etude's online shop. You get free shipping on baskets $50 or more. The facial masks are also 50% off. You also get a free gift when you buy something from January 2nd-January 18th.

Until next time loves,

XOXO Iquo





Memebox Global #14 Review

You guys!!!! I'm super excited to share this Memebox Review with you guys! This one is different from the one I've done previously. This box was graciously sent to me from Memebox! 

For those of you who don't know about Memebox, it's currently the #1 beauty box in Korea. It's not just popular in Korea but it's become popular worldwide! Memebox brings the most popular and best-loved products to you in a lovely pink box at an affordable price.

You can get 4 different kinds of Memeboxes. 

Original Memebox: This box comes packaged with 4-8 full sized & deluxe sample sized products. 

Memebox Special Edition: This box comes packaged with 4-8 full sized & deluxe sample sized products. Each box has a special theme like Cacao products or Honey products, Anti-Aging & etc.

Superbox: This box comes with only full sized products that cater to specific needs. Each box comes with it's own theme designed to target particular concerns or there's a collaboration with popular brands.

Luckybox: This box includes favorite products from previous Memeboxes that everyone ranted and raved about. It comes packaged with 4-8 full sized & deluxe sample sized products. 

As of right now, Memebox is not a monthly subscription. It's pretty much first come first serve so if you see a box that's popular and you want it you better buy it before it's sold out!

I've been ordering these boxes for months and I love them. This box is seriously one of my favorites though. They're a lot of great products in this box. You ready to see them?

1. Shower Mate Perfume de Whip Body Wash (2x 50ml, Full Size, Value $4)

I thought these were interesting when I first read the description. "There's no need for heavy perfume with these natural floral fragrances." I was sent 'Marilyn Red Fantasy' and 'Pure White Blossom'

I personally like these. They are strong smelling so if you are sensitive to heavy scents and perfumes these are probably not for you. The Red Fantasy body wash has a sexy, sultry, spicy kind of scent to it. The Pure White Blossom body wash has strong floral scent. I'm actually gonna enjoy using them. I'll see if I really don't need perfume after using these.

2. Sally's Box 4 Set: Love Recipe Apple Mask 20ml, Delight Ceramide Hydrogel Mask 25g, Delight Collagen Hydrogel Mask 25g, Delight Panthenol Hydrogel Mask 25g (Full Size, Value $14)

I love love LOVE masks! If I could do a mask everyday I would! I have so many masks now it's ridiculous! I can't wait to try these out! The Love Recipe Apple Mask is enriched with apple extracts that are meant to sooth and balance out rough skin textures. The three Delight Hydrogel mask contain herbal ingredients that deeply hydrate your skin. I will probably do individual reviews on each mask.

3. Beauty People Miss 100 Super Waterproof Gel Liner Auto Pencil 0.5g (Full Size, Value $38)

You can never have enough eyeliner. Especially shimmery eye liner. This is a gel liner so it applies on smoothly. Out of the 3 colors I was sent Glimmer Bronze. This is a nice shimmery golden bronze color. Perfect to make a simple or smudged out look. 

4. VOV Goodbye Black Smudge Waterproof Mascara No. 1 Lash Proof Mascara 9g (Full Size, Value $19)

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You can't finish an eye look without mascara. These boxes were sent with either a mascara or an eye liner. I was sent the Lash Proof Mascara. This mascara's brush is triangularly shaped and is meant to cover every inch of your lashes, especially the roots of your lashes. I have my go to mascara which is 'They're Real Mascara' by Benefit, so no mascara really compares to that, in my opinion. The brushes bristles of this mascara are too short for me but I'm sure my mom will like it.

As you can see in the picture, the eye on the left has the mascara on, but the right eye does not. Sorry for my mean scowl. 

5. Kocostar 4 Package Set: Ggongji Hair Pack 8ml, Face Spot Mirror Patch - 36 Patches, 5 Finger Nail Pack - 1 set, Foot Peeling Pack - 1 set (Full Size, Value $20)

This pack is lots of fun! The hair pack is meant to help mend your split ends. I'm assuming it will wet your hair. I'm excited to use this cuz my ends have been a bit dry ever since I dyed my hair. The Face Spot Mirror Patches are meant to treat blemishes and spots on your face. It has a little mirror in the package (Too cute!) The Nail Pack is meant to moisturize, protect and add more shine and elasticity to your nails. It's a mini spa day for your nails. The Foot Peeling Pack is exactly what it's name is. I've used one of these packs before. My dead skin didn't shed as much as it claimed it would. (I know, gross) Maybe this pack will be different. $20 for all of this is a pretty good deal.

6. Sua Young Mineral Essence In Liquid Foundation SPF33 +++ 5g (Sample Product, Full Sized Product is $34)

This liquid foundation is meant to be in between the thickness of a BB cream and lightness of a CC cream. It's meant to cover up skins imperfections and have a long lasting finish. The color is a bit too light for me. Even with my pale winter skin. I personally don't care for the texture of this foundation. It's a bit sticky. I'm not sure if its because of the 'essence' in the foundation or what. But everyone is different, so what doesn't work for me might work for you. 

7. Recipe By Nature Golden Time Vita Capsule Essence 40ml (Full Size, Value $42)

I love this brand and have been so excited to use this essence. If any of you follow a Korean Skin Care Regiment you most likely use some form of essence in your routine. This essence has vitamin capsules in it. They're meant to deeply nourish your skin, balance out the oil and moisture level of your skin, brighten darkened skin tones and even out rough skin textures. You have to shake the bottle to mix up the formula. There is oil in it so it feels a bit heavy on the skin so I would probably only use this at night. It does leave my skin feeling smooth and it has a nice citrusy smell. 

8. a;t fox Fantasy Holic Lip & Cheek Designer Pencil (Full Size, Value $7)

I love a good combo! This is a 2 in 1 pencil. You can use it as a lipstick or blush. This formula glides on smoothly. I was sent the Sweet Orange Color. This is a perfect on the go item, to make a quick and easy look, especially if you're in a hurry.

You guys this is a lovely box. The approximate value of this box is about $150.00 Amazing!!! This box like other boxes was pretty great. Even though this box is no longer available you can still get plenty of awesome boxes right now on Memebox.com Here's some options below.

There are new collaboration boxes with Vagabond, CutepieMarzia & Samantha Schuerman. You can order the bundle pack here

It's been a year since Memebox launched globally and they want to celebrate with you all with their 1st Anniversary box here

Just in time for Halloween, Thanksgiving & Christmas is the Pumpkin Pie Cosmetics Box. I'm excited to see what products are in this box! Sounds interesting! Find it here

From the ladies of Seoul, Memebox has brought you a box of goodies that they just can't live without. Can't wait to see what they have in this one! Find it here

If you're new to Memebox and don't want to spend around $30 just yet you can try some of the smaller boxes they have to offer for only $15. Color Box #4 Electric Brights & Color Box #6 Pastel Hues

If you haven't signed up already, when you do you get $3 store credit aka Memepoints. Use these codes as well to get a discount on your first (or maybe your fifth) Memebox.

Use code 4BXA to get $5 off any order the month of October

For my subscribers (whether you follow me on Social Media or follow my blog) Use this code U3AAXM to get $5 off any order.

Use my affiliate code AFFILIATE-0746-ZEYFS-DAQG to get $5 off orders over $100 or more.

Use my affiliate code AFFILIATE-1907-8DIE3-VYGN to get $10 off orders over $150 or more. 

$5 off on entire order when purchasing over 3 Memeboxes: MEMEBUNDLE3

$8 off on entire order when purchasing over 4 Memeboxes: MEMEBUNDLE4

Free shipping on orders above $70 from Memeshop: FREESHIPPING

I hope you all enjoyed this review! Have you already bought a Memebox or two? Have you tried this one? If so let me know in the comments. Until next time loves!

xoxo Iquo

*Disclaimer* This box was sent to me for review purposes. My opinions of the products are my own. There are also affiliate links in this post. 

Tony Moly Bbo Bbo Lip Balm Review

 

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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! 

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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. 

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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!" 

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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! 

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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. 

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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. 

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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 ^.^