Limited edition summer favourites from Korean brand Etude House

A reader named @beautybyorneklyft was curious about these super cute summer products from Etude House. One of my tips on Instagram lately. Well, I thought I’d throw together some links and information in the blog as well.

I haven’t tested these super cute summery products from Korean brand Etude House yet. But some of my favorite sellers do offer these products at great prices with free shipping from Korea right now. We’re talking lip tints, sleeping packs and several multi purpose products for both lips, cheeks and eyes in stick format. Perfect for a light, fresh and summery look. Here’s some more information about these Etude House products.

1. Etude House Dear Darling Water Gel Tint

A super cute lip tint that melts on your lips in beautiful summery ice cream colors. Moisturizes and gives a fresh tint to the lips. Apply 2 layers for more coverage. Costs about 6 euros / 4.5g with free shipping from Korea. How about shades like watermelon, peach or apricot! The packages are so cute and look like mini ice creams. Here from one of my favorite Ebay sellers:
I want this ➥ 

2. Etude House Bubble Tea Sleeping Pack

Who can resist the wonderful packaging looking like ice cream or milk shake! Etude House Bubble Tea Sleeping Pack is a sleeping mask applied as the last step in your skin care routine at night. Locks in and maximizes your skin care during the night. Deeply hydrating and moisturizing. Increases the elasticity in the skin. A very special product because the jar is filled with a gel and bubbles at the bottom. Only use the gel or mix it with 1-2 bubbles for full effect. Wash your face as usual in the morning.
I want this ➥ 

3. Etude House Play 101 Stick

A multi functional product for both cheeks, lips and eyes. Gives an even and smooth sheer color creating a healthy, fresh summer look. Easy to apply using your fingers. Use as a blush, eye shadow or lipstick. Costs from about 9-12 euros / pc with free shipping from Korea. This line also includes contour, color correction and foundation in the same convenient stick type packaging. Here’s the best price from Korea right now:
I want this ➥ 

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Have a great summer you guys, best wishes from K-beauty blog

Finally time for summer holiday you guys, and I wish you all a really lovely and restful summer with lots of sun and fun.

During the summer, I’ll be improving the K-beauty blog. There’s so much I want to do with the webshop, filtering options and mobile customization. Maybe I’ll do some random postings this summer and I will definitaly add more lovely k-beauty products in the webshop. Also, I’ll see you guys on Instagram.

I’m taking some time off, but I wish you all a really great and restful summer.
Take care of each other!

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FIRST IMPRESSION: Tonymoly Tonynail Nail Polish #D33 True White

Let’s test Tonymoly Tonynail Nail Polish. A very cheap and affordable nail polish from Korea. Available in all sorts of colors and effects. I’m testing the color #D33 True White.

I ordered the Tonymoly Tonynail Nail Polish in #D33 True white from Korea mainly for french manicure / white tips. I’ve tested this nail polish on the entire nail as well as for white tips. Here’s my review.

I first tested this Korean nail polish Tonymoly Tonynail Nail Polish #D33 True white for french manicure. Even if the color looks white in the bottle and the name of this color is “True White”, there are better nail polishes for french manicure. I can’t get that 100% white coverage, unfortunately, more of a milky white finish. With 2 layers, this nail polish works OK for white tips, at least as an emergency solution. In other words, there are better nail polishes more suitable for white tips than this one.

First impression review Tonymoly Tonynail Nail Polish #D33 True white nail polish from Korea K-beauty Europe

First impression review Tonymoly Tonynail Nail Polish #D33 True white nail polish from Korea K-beauty Europe

Tonymoly Tonynail Nail Polish #D33 True white is easy to apply, dries fast, no fuzz. Holds somewhat worse for white tips for some reason, and somewhat better lasting painting the entire nail. If I were to compare this polish with a European polish in the same price range, eg Depend or Essence, Tonymoly Tonynail Nail Polish is just as good! If you’re looking for a white matte nail polish for french manicure/white tips then choose another polish. Tonymoly Tonynail Nail Polish #D33 True white is not actually a pure white but more of a milky finish I feel.

Results after a few days using Tonymoly Tonynail Nail Polish #D33 True white. Unfortunately, the color doesn’t last for more than 1-2 days. After that it will start to chip at the front of the nails. I have to mention that I have quite soft nails that often chip within 2 days or so, even when using good quality polishes like OPI. Tonymoly Tonynail Nail Polish #D33 True white is an absolutely OK nail polish I feel. Does the job an clearly worth 3.50 euros with free shipping from Korea. There’s a whole range of colors and shades, with glitter, skimmer and all kinds of fun effects. This product gets avarage ratings from me, but not a “must have” wow-type product.

Tonymoly Tonynail Nail Polish is a good and cheap nail polish. Large range of colors and effects and definitely worth trying. But if you’re looking for a nail polish that lasts for many days then you’ll have to look further …

Product: Tonymoly Tonynail Nail Polish #D33 True white
Type: Nail Polish
Price: 3.50 euro / pc
Formula: An ordinary nail polish formula. Promises a smooth finish, good durability and nice vibrant color.

FIRST IMPRESSION Rating 3.5 / 5

FIRST IMPRESSION: Tonymoly Tonynail Nail Polish #D33 True White
3.8 (75%) 4 votes

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New products in the web shop, buy directly from Korea

I’ve just added some more lovely Korean skin care products in the webshop. How about Etude House, LJH and Missha!

I’m sure you havn’t missed my alternative webshop? I don’t acutally stock anything myself, but I do present links to all my trusted sellers, selling products directly from Korea. Great prices and always free shipping to Europe! Don’t miss “deal of the week” this week, which was actually a tip from one of our readers on Instagram @littlemissbeautygroupie… Thanks!

It’s going to be a short summer week in the K-beauty blog this week before I take some time off. I’ve actually rebuilt the entire webshop and I’ve added some more lovely products from Korea. The functionality is better now I think. It’s easier to filter and find products based on skin type, brand or type of product. During the summer I will add more good quality products from Korea, keep an eye out. The links are updated weekly.

All products in the webshop are carefully selected and tested by me. These are Korean bestsellers, my own favorites and products I’ve ordered over and over to myself, friends and family. I’m listing the best prices from reliable trusted sellers which I use myself. In short, if you’re looking to order korean skin care directly from Korea then check out my webshop asap: K-beauty webshop ➥

New products in the Webshop. Buy directly from Korea. Korean skin care K-beauty Europe

How about “deal of the week” : LJH Lee Jiham Vita Propolis Ampoule Serum for just 13 euros and free shipping from Korea? What a find!

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Very affordable: Innisfree No Sebum Mineral Powder from Korea

I recommend the Innisfree No Sebum Mineral Powder from Korea which works for everything! Removes shine and controls sebum, or use to set or bake your makeup.

I’ve been thinking about setting powders lately, especially since this whole trend of “baking” and “setting” the makeup took off some time ago. In the summer time you might feel extra shiny and sweaty, then a good light powder is very helpful. My best tip on a good, versatile and very affordable allround powder that works for everything is Korean cult classic Innisfree No Sebum Mineral Powder. Mattes down shininess and balances oil and sebum. Use to set your makeup and make it hold it longer, matte down certain areas or “bake” your base as you wish.

For example, if your concealer under the eyes is creasing, then set it with Innisfree No Sebum Mineral Powder to prevent it from creasing. The whole base holds for longer when setting it with a light powder like this. I like to use a brush to apply this light powder (also comes with a puff).

Good cheap powder Innisfree No Sebum Mineral Powder from Korea. Korean makeup K-beauty Europe

Good cheap powder Innisfree No Sebum Mineral Powder from Korea. Korean makeup K-beauty Europe

Cute packaging Innisfree No Sebum Mineral Powder emojis from Korea korean makeup K-beauty Europe
Above limited edition emojis packaging 2017

Innisfree No Sebum Mineral Powder from Korea is a really finely milled translucent powder that balances excess oils and sebum in the skin. The product also contains natural minerals and mint for an extra refreshing feeling. Innisfree No Sebum Mineral Powder can be used all over the face or on oily and shiny areas. Light formula which prevents your makeup from becoming cakey. Suitable for normal, combination and oily skin which often feels shiny. Doesn’t enhance pores, rather the opposite, makes the pore less visible. The best part is that Innisfree No Sebum Mineral Powder only costs 5.50 euros with free shipping from Korea. A bargain if you ask me!
Here from one of my favorite sellers

Innisfree No Sebum Mineral Powder gives flashbacks so if you’re planning on taking photos, then use Innisfree No Sebum Blur Powder instead (especially good for hiding enlarged pores too).

The best part is that Innisfree No Sebum Mineral Powder is so very cheap and affordable, only 5.50 euros with free shipping from Korea. A bargain if you ask me!

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FULL REVIEW: Missha Time Revolution Night Repair Borabit Ampoule

Full review after 4 + months of use

Product: Missha Time Revolution Night Repair Borabit Ampoule
Type of product: Serum (night)
Price: 50ml / 27 euros
Texture: Like a thick oil
Color: Transparent brownish color
Scent: No scent, maybe a hint of rubber?
Skin type: All, but especially mature skin
How to use: Apply the serum after cleansing, toner and essence, just before your face cream.
Formula: Contains retinol and fermented bifida that strengthens the skin and protects against early aging. Increases skin elasticity, repairs the skin and gives new energy to the skin. Anti-aging and treating wrinkles & lines.
Good: Cheap and affordable considering this serum is a dupe for Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Serum (same key ingredients). Suitable for all skin types. From oily and combination skin, to dry, mature and sensitive skin.
Bad: No luxury feel, no scent.
Result on the skin: The skin becomes fresh, resilient, soft and hydrated, I even lost a wrinkle.
Buy again: YES Probably

FULL REVIEW Rating 4/5

Do you remember when I tested the Missha Time Revolution Night Repair Borabit Ampoule for the first time? My reaction to this Korean and very hyped serum was not very impressive. Honestly, I wondered if the product was fake the first time I tried it. No scent, and no luxury feel what so ever. In my first impression review, I rated this product at 3/5, well things have changed since then.

By now, I’ve been using and testing Missha Time Revolution Night Repair Borabit Ampoule for over 4 months and this serum has really grown in my eyes. It’s the ingredients that make the whole difference. Missha Time Revolution Night Repair Borabit Ampoule has no scent and is fairly thin, translucent with a brownish color. It’s a night serum I feel (because it contains retinol). I used this product after double cleansing and the bestselling essence Missha Time Revolution The First Treatment Essence from the same line. I think the two products complement each other well, and perfect to start out with if you’re new to Korean skin care. These are both iconic products in Korea, loved and praised by many. Missha Time Revolution Night Repair Borabit Ampoule was first launched as a dupe for Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Serum. I have compared both products side by side, and I agree. Read my full test here.

Review Missha Time Revolution Night Repair Borabit Ampoule serum from Korea. Korean skin care K-beauty Europe

Review Missha Time Revolution Night Repair Borabit Ampoule serum from Korea. Korean skin care K-beauty Europe

Missha Time Revolution Night Repair Borabit Ampoule has really grown in my eyes! This korean serum is nourishing, hydrating and moisturizing. Gives a slightly sticky feel to the skin after application. But nothing bothering since you usually apply a night cream right after. The product is quickly absorbed by the skin, and the skin feels soft, smooth and nourished. No scent which I personally miss. Suitable for all skin types since this serum is easily absorbed without leaving an oily film. The product has anti-aging effects treating wrinkles and lines. My skin felt very fresh and resiliant using this serum. I even lost a wrinkle! Missha Time Revolution Night Repair Borabit Ampoule is definitely worth trying since this serum only costs about 27 euros / 50ml (Estee Lauder’s serum is 130 euros for the same amount of product). Thumbs up from me!

Ingredients: Water, Bifida Ferment Lysate, Glycereth-26, Juniperus Chinensis Xylem Extract, Sorbus Commixta Extract, Bis-peg-18 Methyl Ether Dimethyl Silane, Butylene Glycol, Glycerin, Niacinamide, Betaine, Leuconostoc Ferment Filtrate, Cyclopentasiloxane, Ethyl Hexanediol, Dimethicone, Grifola Frondosa (maitake)/ophioglossum Vulgatum Extract Ferment Filtrate, Peg-11 Methyl Ether Dimethicone, Peg-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Ppg-26-buteth-26, Polysorbate 20, Carbomer, Glyceryl Caprylate, Triethanolamine, Chamomilla Recutita (matricaria) Flower Extract, Dimethicone/vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Hydrolyzed Rice Extract, Lactobacillus/rice Ferment Filtrate, Portulaca Oleracea Extract, Sea Water, Sodium Hyaluronate, Octyldodecanol, Carthamus Tinctorius (safflower) Oleosomes, Acacia Arabica Stem Bark Extract, Hydrolyzed Extensin, Adenosine, Xanthan Gum, Aronia Arbutifolia Extract, Beta Vulgaris (beet) Root Extract, Brassica Oleracea Capitata (cabbage) Leaf Extract, Daucus Carota Sativa (carrot) Root Extract, Vaccinium Angustifolium (blueberry) Fruit Extract, Dipropylene Glycol, Echium Plantagineum Seed Oil, Tocopheryl Acetate, Cyclomethicone, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Disodium Edta, Ascorbyl Tetraisopalmitate, Cassia Alata Leaf Extract, Dextrin, Lactobacillus Ferment, Lactococcus Ferment Lysate, Laminaria Digitata Extract, Manilkara Multinervis Leaf Extract, Theobroma Cacao (cocoa) Seed Extract, Lauryl Methacrylate/glycol Dimethacrylate Crosspolymer, Saccharomyces Ferment Filtrate, Lactobacillus/soybean Ferment Extract, Glyceryl Polyacrylate, Saccharomyces/viscum Album (mistletoe) Ferment Extract, Yeast Ferment Extract, Pogostemon Cablin Oil, Dimethiconol, Cardiospermum Halicacabum Flower/leaf/vine Extract, Helianthus Annuus (sunflower) Seed Oil Unsaponifiables, Pseudoalteromonas Ferment Extract, Alpha-glucan Oligosaccharide, Limnanthes Alba (meadowfoam) Seed Oil, Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein, Beta-sitosterol, Panthenol, Hydrolyzed Soy Protein, Propylene Glycol, Cholesterol, Ascorbyl Tetraisopalmitate, Ceteth-24, Choleth-24, Glyceryl Arachidonate, Glyceryl Linoleate, Glyceryl Linolenate, Ubiquinone, Hydroxypropyltrimonium Maltodextrin Crosspolymer, Cetyl Phosphate, Caprylic/capric Triglyceride, Macadamia Ternifolia Seed Oil, Retinol, Lecithin, Phenoxyethanol, Cucumis Melo (melon) Fruit Extract, Amaranthus Caudatus Seed Extract, Biotin, Brassica Campestris (rapeseed) Sterol, Peg-5 Rapeseed Sterol, Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Tripeptide-10 Citrulline, Acetyl Hexapeptide-8, Bht, Ceteth-3, Ceteth-5, Copper Tripeptide-1, Silica, Tripeptide-1

FULL REVIEW: Missha Time Revolution Night Repair Borabit Ampoule
4.4 (88%) 5 votes

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Klairs Midnight Blue Youth Activating Drop Serum and the blue line from Korea

If you follow me on Instagram you have probably already heard of Klairs newly launched serum, the Klairs Midnight Blue Youth Activating Drop Serum from Korea. This is the blue line!

Korean brand Klairs specializes in environmentally friendly products with pure ingredients and no additives. No dyes, alcohol, parabens or artificial perfumes in Klairs products what so ever. The products are gentle and therefore suitable even for sensitive skin.

Let’s take a closer look at the blue line from Klairs. The products are so pretty and photogenic, don’t you think! The lovely blue color comes naturally from blueberries. The latest addition for 2017 is the newly launched serum: Klair’s Midnight Blue Youth Activating Drop Serum. I love this one and I’ll probably have to place an order very soon! Here’s more information about the blue line from Klairs.

Klairs Midnight Blue Youth Activating Drop Serum

A powerful anti-aging serum. 95% of the ingredients in Klairs Midnight Blue Youth Activating Drop Serum prevent early aging treating wrinkles and lines. A night serum which improves and strengthens the skin quality in general. For healthy fresh skin. Pure formula with a few powerful ingredients, highly concentrated and very effective. Apply as first serum at night, immediately after cleansing to achieve the best effect.

Klairs Midnight Blue Calming Cream

This is an award-winning face cream you guys. If you have very sensitive or redness and irritation, then Klairs Midnight Blue Calming Cream is perfect for you. This face cream is suitable for all skin types, even sensitive and extremely sensitive skin. It’s a night cream that guarantees not to irritate the skin in any way. Klairs Midnight Blue Calming Cream is strengthening, soothing, calming, moisturizing and it protects your skin from irritation and external stress.

Klairs Mid-Day Blue Sun Lotion

Sun lotion, a must to protect the skin from harmful sun rays causing premature aging. Klairs Mid-Day Blue Sun Lotion have UV protection SPF 40 / PA ++. Maintains moisture balance in the skin while protecting against the sun, but also protects the skin from heat and dehydration. Calms sensitive skin or skin already exposed to the sun. The natural blue color gives the skin a brightening effect. The product absorbs quickly by the skin without feeling sticky. Klairs Mid-Day Blue Sun Lotion also works well under makeup and foundation.

Who can resist these beautiful blue products from Klairs? The serum Klairs Midnight Blue Youth Activating Drop Serum is definitely on my wish list!

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This week in the K-beauty Blog, summer is here!

Summer week in the K-beauty Blog. I love it! What are your plans for the summer?

What are your plans for this summer? I’m planning a short trip with my sister to the mediterranean. This week, my bathroom will finally be finished after 4 weeks of renovating. I will finally move in and bring all of my Korean skin care to the brand new shelves. SO Looking forward to that!

It’s finally summer you guys, I love it! Here are this week’s plans in the K-beauty blog. I’ll share 2 reviews. My night serum, Missha Time Revolution Night Repair Ampoule is out and I’m going to share a full review after 4+ months of use. There will also be a review on one of Tonymoly’s nail polishes! We’ll also look closer at Korean brand Klair’s blue line. You have probably already seen it on Instagram? See you in the blog and on social media, have a great week everyone!

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FULL REVIEW: Sulwhasoo First Care Activating Serum EX

Full review after 1.5 months of use

Product: Sulwhasoo First Care Activating Serum EX
Type of product: “First care” serum, applied immediately after cleansing as the first serum
Price: 60ml / 62 euros (30ml in samples / 10 euros)
Texture: Light texture, kind of like a light oil
Color: Golden translucent brown / yellow
Scent: Absolutely wonderful scent of medicinal herbs, ginseng and a hint of citrus.
Skin type: All, especially mature skin. Also for sensitive skin.
How to use: Apply the serum as the first serum morning and night after cleansing, toner and essence.
Formula: The formula combines holistic skin care and old herbal medicine with modern technology. Helps circulation and increases synergy with herbal extracts. Replenishes essential moisture and nutrients. For fresh healthy skin in balance.
Good: High quality product. Wonderful scent. Easily absorbed. Suitable for all skin types. From normal, oily and combination skin, to mature, dry and sensitive skin. Lovely luxury in a bottle.
Bad: The price is quite expensive.
Result on the skin: The skin feels soft, resilient, nourished, hydrated and moisturized.
Re-purchase: Yes Absolutely!

FULL REVIEW Rating 5/5

I just love Sulwhasoo First Care Activating Serum EX. A well-known cult classic product, and a very popular best-selling serum in Korea. The product is refreshing, moisturizing and deeply nourishing. A high quality product with a sense of luxury! Almost like liquid gold. Wonderful scent of medicinal herbs, ginseng and a hint of citrus. I immediately get a SPA feel and I really understand why this is one of Korea’s best and most popular serums. Pretty thin in texture with a translucent brownish golden color. The product is absorbed quickly and becomes almost watery rather than oily on the skin. Like a fresh splash of moisture and nutrition. I just love Sulwhasoo First Care Activating Serum EX. The serum works very well together with the face cream in the same line: Sulwhasoo Essential Firming Cream EX.

Review Sulwhasoo First Care Activating Serum EX from Korea. Korean skin care K-beauty Europe

Review Sulwhasoo First Care Activating Serum EX from Korea. Korean skin care K-beauty Europe

I can’t see anyone who wouldn’t appreciate Sulwhasoo First Care Activating Serum EX, young and old regardless of skin type. The skin is beautifully nourished, soft, resilient and moisturized. I can’t give this korean serum anything but top ratings. If you have dry skin however, I would recommend Sulwhasoo Essential Revitalizing Serum which is a bit thicker in texture, more like a light gel cream. Both serums do hold top quality in my opinion!

A wonderful high quality serum, liquid gold for the skin. Beautiful scent of medicinal herbs and citrus. Buy samples to save money.

Ingredients: Ophiopogon japonicus root extract, water, glycyrrhiza uralensis (licorice) root extract, butylene glycol, alcohol, betaine, glycerin, camellia sinensis leaf extract, paeonia albiflora root extract, nelumbo nucifera flower extract, polygonatum officinale rhizome root extract, lilium candidum bulb extract, rehmannia glutinosa root extract, honey, juglans regia (walnut) seed extract, portulaca oleracea extract, zizyphus jujuba fruit extract, biosaccharide gum-1, natto gum, PEG/PPG-17/6 copolymer, glyceryl polymethacrylate, Bis-PEG-18 methyl ether dimethyl silane, carbomer, PEG-60 hydrogenated castor oil, dextrin, theobroma cacao (cocoa) extract, xanthan gum, ethylhexylglycerin, chondrus crispus (carrageenan), phenyl trimethicone, hydrogenated lecithin, propylene glycol, tromethamine, disodium EDTA, phenoxyethanol, fragrance

FULL REVIEW: Sulwhasoo First Care Activating Serum EX
5 (100%) 3 votes

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