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NOTD Pretty stamped snowflakes on a pinky orange thermal manicure #StampedNails

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Gosh, what a mouthful!

I have wanted to complete a stamped snowflake design ever since I discovered nail stamping. But it was during the warmer months so it didn’t seem appropriate! Now is the time! I love how this manicure has turned out. Yes I admit this is not age appropriate for me… but I don’t really care as I love looking at pretty things :p

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For this pretty manicure, I have used the following polishes and tools:

  • Born Pretty Stamping plate QA86
  • KPT Thermal in “Do you wanna Fanta?” (review post here)
  • Essie nail polish in Carnival
  • Konad Stamping poish in White
  • HK Girls Fast drying top coat
  • Clear rhinestones
  • Cocktail stick and a stamping kit

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I believe this combo works very well. The stamped snowflakes look very lovely against the thermal background, which changes colour from orange (cold state), pink nails with orange tips (transitional state) to a lovely pink (warm state). Occasionally, it gives you the look of a faked but super pretty gradient look!

Essie Carnival is a holographic glitter polish, it applies beautifully and evenly onto the nails. It glistens like real snow in the light and adds an extra dimension to the manicure. I love it!
The added rhinestones just make it a little bit more special :D Don’t you just love thermal polishes?

The stamping plate itself has a long strip of snowflake patterns, so you are not limited to use them on shorter nails only. You can use different designs by picking up the stamps from different places. I personally like the biggest snowflake available, as its delicate and very pretty.

To achieve this manicure:

  1. Apply base coat onto bare nails
  2. Apply 2 coats of KPT thermal polish in “Do you wanna Fanta?”
  3. Stamp snowflakes randomly onto nails using Konad stamping polish and Born Pretty stamping plate QA86
  4. Apply 1 layer of Essie Carnival
  5. Optional, add clear rhinestones onto the design using the cocktail stick
  6. Finish off with HK Girls fast drying top coat

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This manicure didn’t take me long, I rushed through it before I had to go out over the weekend. Well you can see the imperfect prints but its ok! *let it goooo! Let it go!!*

This stamping plate is only $2.99 from Born Pretty store. You can use the code FTL91 for 10% discount and free shipping at checkout :)

Thanks Born Pretty for sending me this lovely plate to review. This is not a sponsored post and I have not been reimbursed for my review and my opinion. I am not an affiliate of Born Pretty, so feel free to use the code!

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All other materials used for this manicure were purchased by me.

Thank you for reading and only a week away from Christmas!


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NYX Cream shadow in Copper and Roll-on shimmer in  Salmon Photo swatches and review

NYX Roll On Shimmer in Salmon and Cream Eye Shadow in Copper @iamcherrylemon

NYX Roll On Shimmer in Salmon and Cream Eye Shadow in Copper @iamcherrylemon

Morning! Today I have another makeup related post :) I’ll be reviewing the 2 NYX Eye makeup products I’ve picked up few months back.

Cream shadow stick in Copper

NYX Cream Eye Shadow applicator @iamcherrylemon

NYX Cream Eye Shadow applicator @iamcherrylemon

This is a gorgeous reddish copper shade. It goes onto the lids smoothly and can get blended well if you work quick! It comes with a sponge tip applicator.
The colour pay-off is amazing, it’s long-lasting and smudge-proof. It did stay on my lids for good 7 hours and then I had tiny bit of creasing at the end of that.

I’m very impressed with this and wished I picked up a few more colours! While it’s long-lasting, it could be a challenge during makeup removal! I had to use oil cleaner to remove this!

This cream eye shadow is affordable at £5 from NYX online shop.

Roll On Shimmer in Salmon

NYX Roll On Shimmer, roller ball applicator @iamcherrylemon

NYX Roll On Shimmer, roller ball applicator @iamcherrylemon

I’ve been wanting to get the Roll-on shimmer in Salmon for awhile. It gets featured in many YouTube videos and tutorials!

“I want a piece of what they’re having”!

I use this as a the POP colour on my lids. It works very well and stays on when used with eye primer. Salmon is a universally flattering colour to use. I’m very happy I’ve got this :)

This costs £4.50 from NYX online shop.

These 2 products are both very good for the price.

NYX Roll On Shimmer in Salmon and Cream Eye Shadow in Copper - Photo Swatches @iamcherrylemon

NYX Roll On Shimmer in Salmon and Cream Eye Shadow in Copper – Photo Swatches @iamcherrylemon

I believe NYX is a very good brand for makeup beginners. Their products are mostly good and easy to use. Some matte shadows can be powdery but they are alot better than some brands around the same price point. Oh I quite like their blushers (1 featured in my spring tag blog post) too!

Thanks for reading and I hope you liked this post! ;)
Until next time, take care and chill! It’s Xmas soon!


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Memebox Holiday Collection #2 My Holiday Glam (Unboxing another makeup related beauty box!)

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Hello! Hope you are well and have finished all your xmas shopping! I haven’t started yet. That’s what 24th is for!

Today we have a quick unboxing of the Memebox Christmas box #2 for you. It was bundled with #1 Stress free holidays (to be reviewed later).

 

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Here are the box contents:

 

Peripera Wholly Deep Jewel Pot #6 Burgundy 3g, RRP $29

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Peripera is a new brand for me, but I have heard lots of good things about the brand. Happy to receive this in the box. This shade is a rich shimmery burgundy, in the form of a shadow pigment.

It comes in a pot with a ait tight lid to prevent it from drying out. It contains diamond and amethyst powders for that extra radiance.

Best to use with eye primer to prevent any fallout. It has great pigments, please see swatch at the bottom of this post.

For $29, this is one pricy eye  pigment!

 

Deoproce White Flower BB Cream SPF35 PA+++ 30g, RRP $12

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This BB is enriched with a blend of flower extracts. It aims to protect and moisturise your skin, balance skin tone. This has good coverage yet feels light when worn. I have received the shade #21 which is too light for me. I am currently in a swap for a shade #23. I cannot wait to received my shade!

 

Vivito Painting Jelly Lip Tint in RD001 Squeezed Berry 5.5g, RRP $29

Another Vivito items, I am not getting bored of this range, their product line contains some great products. I like the Vivito primer received in the Thanksgiving box.

This lip tint tastes like artificial berries, and it is not the nice berry taste. It’s just… weird. The tint itself is on the sheer side and it gives just enough colour to the lips. See swatch at the end of this blog post.

 

Cool Enough Studio “The Mirror” RRP $15

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An unusually shaped mirror, I cannot see this shape being extra helpful but this will certainly fit into some lovely clutch bags. I still prefer the credit card shaped and sized mirrors. So this mirror will sit in my drawer until I can think of a way to make use of it.

 

DearBerry Rockcat Girl Waterproof Pencil Liner Purple 7g, RRP $5

The shade is more than “nearly black” with some glitter, faintly purple tint. It did glide on very easily onto lids, but as I have oily lids.. this did not last on me. I guess that if you have non-oily lids, this might be a good party liner for you with glitter in place.

 

Eclipse Poppy Red and Fresh Green 15ml each, RRP $7

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2 nail polishes! I am so glad these did make it all the way from Korea! At first glance, these are looking very nice and vibrant. As much as a nail art mad that I am, I seldom wear green polishes on my nails. These two polishes are slightly on the sheer side, and you will need at least 2 to 3 coats for an opaque look.

I can make full use of the red, but will probably keep the green for decorating and drawing designs.

 

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Total meme-retail value of the box is $104, and the cost of the box was $23 plus shipping.

All in all, not a bad box at all. I like the quality makeup included, brands such as Peripera and Vivito. I am looking forward to using the BB when it arrives.

 

Thank you for reading and have a lovely Tuesday!

 

 


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Yet another makeup box! Unboxing and review of the Memebox Special #72 Makeup Edition 3

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Hello! So, is this a good makeup beauty box? I haven’t seen a wonderful makeup box yet so I still had high hopes for this. Especially when the official box description promises this will be the best yet!
Read on for a quick review of the box.

Box Contents:

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Color World Double Cover Concealer 1.5g, RRP $14

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I believe I’ve received the shade Beige. It looks pretty dark but it’s perfect for under eye circles. The orange tone of this concealer seems to be just right for mine! I’ve worn this on a night out and it did stay on very well and did not feel dry. Most of other high coverage concealers would feel dry. So I’m pretty happy with this!

Dr MJ Real Mucin Restore Cushion SPF50+ PA+++ 10g RRP $54

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How many pluses do we need here :P
Anyhow, I was pretty excited about this product. I do not own any bb cushion packs. So I opened this and swatched this with a cotton pad.
The colour is about 5 to 6 shades too light for me.I’m a NW25 or thereabouts.
It’s a shame I couldn’t make use of this pack. As even the swatch feel good on back of my hand! I can only imagine this being amazing on the face given the right shade was received. Oh well, you win some and you lose some.

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Shara Shara Skin Light Up in Gold Beam RRP $11

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Hehe it took me 5 mins to work out where the highlighter was. I kept twisting it but I couldn’t see anything coming out of the sponge tip! Yes I didn’t read the info card :P when I did find the cream stick, it was the most pretty cream highlighter! This is very similar to the Peripera Heart Glow Stick I’ve received in the Thanksgiving box collection #2.
Love this!!

Shara Shara Tinted Style Lip Gloss in Shimmering  Sunset coral 4.5g RRP $11
Right! This shade looks pretty scary as swatched. But it can look pretty nice when worn sheer on the lips. It shimmers beautifully :)

Shara Shara Drawing Brush Liner 1g RRP $9

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I was very happy seeing a brush liquid eye liner. I don’t use gel liner nor pencils. I was hoping this will be dark and has good colour pay off.
But this is really disappointing in terms of pigmentation. It is so sheer and maybe too natural looking for me. I like my liners to be blackest of blacks and lasts all day. This is far from what I like :(

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Oh well! Total meme-retail value of the box is $99, the cost of the box is $23 plus shipping. Not a huge value box, but the Cushion pack is $54 on its own! It really is a shame that I cannot make use of it.

Thanks for reading and have a lovely day :)


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What’s for dessert? Unboxing of Memebox Special #47 My Dessert Box

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This is one of the earliest boxes I’ve ordered. It promises to contain little beauty trinkets that resemble sweets and desserts. Instagram props they’ve calling them! So they should be cute!? Or at least photogenic!

So what have we got?

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Delskin Skin Juice 90 Real Ampoule 100ml, RRP $30

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This is an ampoule packed with over 90% of concentrated Vitamin-rich fruit and veggie juice extracted from a cocktail of fruits. Namely strawberry, papaya, lime, lemon, mango, apricot, orange, kiwi, grapefruit, broccoli, cucumber and carrot.
Gosh I want to drink this stuff! Sounds more exciting than any of the smoothies I’ve made :P actually it sounds better than it really is.
To use, apply after toner and essence. But I hate skincare products that are so large. It will take forever to finish a product and risk not finishing it before the expiry date.
The serum does moisturise the skin, smells good but I did not see much improvement after a few uses.

Navillera Traditional Dessert Soap 60g, RRP $5

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I like this, wishing I had another design.. this girl is never satisfied :P but I liked it so much I bought another one from meme fb group member.
This soap will not get used, I will use it as ornament in bathrooms. I’m going mad :P

DearBerry Single Scoop Blusher 8.5g, RRP $11

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Thie packaging looks cute, just like a single scoop of strawberry ice cream in a tub! The  colour is 91 Chiffon Pink, so it’s like strawberry ice cream!
To apply, dab the blusher on cheeks and blend away. I’ve already gifted this away, no swatches sorry!

It’s Skin Cookie& Hand cream 80ml, RRP $9

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I’ve received the strawberry option and it smells delicious. Really absorbed and it leaves a lovely scent on your hands. I could imagine the mint option would be very lovely too!
The mini chocolate bits (cookie) does stain, so keep away from light coloured clothing. I guess it makes this ice cream hand cream looks extra real.
Hmmm…I feel I need extra nourishment in creams during the colder and drier months.

Carver Korea Le Petite Prince Cream 100g, RRP $46

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Ah I like the box and the tub. The cream itself is a multipurpose cream that acts as toner, emulsion, ampoule, cream and pack.
The cream itself looks like clear jelly and the smell is not too strong. I’ve used a tiny scoop and tested a tiny bit on back of my hand… it absorbs well! But probably a tag too light for my oily combination skin. As I do have dry patches on my cheeks during winter months.

Our final product is the Shara Shara Lemon Tea Pore Stick  5.5g, RRP $12
This Lemon tea stick is enriched with lemon, lime and sole extracts. It aims to help control excessive oil and sebum on the face.
I’ve tried this couple of times and it seems to work for few hours. I just had to remember touching up with it!

All in all, this is not a bad box. Total retail value is
$113, total cost of the box is $23 plus shipping. From this box, I must say the hand cream is my favourite!

Ah I also received a memeshop order at the same time!

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I’m loving the LadyKin blusher by the way!

Great! Thanks for dropping by and have a lovely Monday!


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The empties that I would repurchase! Dec 2014 Edition

Empties that I would repurchase [Dec 2014] @iamcherrylemon

Empties that I would repurchase [Dec 2014] @iamcherrylemon

Hello there! I hope you’re keeping well and stay away from the nasty colds and flus!
Today I have an unusual post for you! An “empties” post! I hardly finish a product normally (due to the fact I have many of the same type at any 1 time!) and would repurchase them afterwards. So I consider these pretty decent products!

The theme today is: My Cleansing heroes!

Ole Henriksen Truth to Go Face Cloths

Ole Henriksen Truth to Go Face Cloths @iamcherrylemon

Ole Henriksen Truth to Go Face Cloths @iamcherrylemon

First up we have the well known makeup cleansing wipes. I know, I know, I preached about not to rely on cleansing wipes as they do not clean thoroughly enough. So if I had to use these, I always follow up with a second cleanse.
My usual cleansing routine would involve cleansing oil or balms, which does a great job! But at times when I’m rushing a little, or re-doing my makeup after work for an evening do. I would use cleansing wipes.

My Ole Henriksen was a value pack of 100 sheets! This is better value, but if you do buy this…Make sure you store it upside down for a few days before opening the seal. As the wipes at the top/near the opening will be too dry and won’t clean effectively. Doing this will ensure you;

1. You don’t have to throw the dryish ones away
2. When you use them, it won’t be useless at cleaning!

These quilted cleansing cloths clean very well (including waterproof makeup) and it won’t leave your skin full of chemicals. It smells pleasant, like sweet citrus but it is not too strong a scent.
I would happily repurchase these wipes. I have bought my value pack from Lookfantastic for £25, saves 50%.

Chanel DÉMAQUILLANT YEUX INTENSE Gentle Bi-phase Eye Make-Up Remover

Chanel Precision Eye Makeup Remover @iamcherrylemon

Chanel Precision Eye Makeup Remover @iamcherrylemon

My second empty is my trusty Channel Eyes & Lips makeup remover. I received a sample of this donkey years ago, and ever since then I was hooked. It is a bi-phase, when full the bottle looks blue.
It is a 2 layers liquid, to use you’ll have to shake it well. The oily top layer is not oily at all. So don’t worry if you hate having oils near your eyes.
This makeup remover doesn’t have a strong scent and feels extremely gentle. Being gentle does not compromise its effectiveness. This is by far the best, the quickest, the most gentle eye makeup remover I’ve ever used.
I have used Lancome eye makeup remover but I don’t really like the oiliness it leaves behind.
Chanel eyes/lips makeup remover is pretty pricy at £22, so I only stock up at duty free or on sale!
Yes to Tomatoes Daily Clarifying Cleanser 90ml for Combination Skin

Yes to Tomatoes Daily Clarifying Cleanser @iamcherrylemon

Yes to Tomatoes Daily Clarifying Cleanser @iamcherrylemon

My third empty product! This gentle cleanser contains 96% Natural ingredients and it is petroleum, SLS, & paraben free.
Because it is SLS free, it won’t foam up while you massage it onto your skin. It cleans thoroughly and it won’t leave your skin strip of natural oils.
I love using this cleanser with my Foreo luna mini, they are the best partners!
Boots has an offer on, 3 for 2 at the moment! Price £6.99

Ok, great that rounds up my “empties” post nicely. Thanks for reading and have a lovely day! ;)


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Giveaway Winner Announced [Cherry Lemon’s First International Giveaway]

Cherry Lemon's Beauty Blog International Giveaway Dec 2014

Cherry Lemon’s Beauty Blog International Giveaway Dec 2014

Good evening! We have a winner for Cherry Lemons’s First International Giveaway!

Thank you to everyone who has entered and supported this giveaway by sharing and your likes. I am grateful for your support and thanks for making this a fun and exciting event.
1st Winner: Jayne F. (entered the giveaway on the 6th Dec 2014)

Well done Jayne!!

I have personally emailed Jayne on 10th Dec 2014 at 9.20pm GMT, and I am waiting for her response :)

 
Update 19th December 2014: Jayne has confirmed back via twitter, the prize has safely arrived! So excited for her and I’m so happy that she likes the prize too!

Remember to watch out for all future giveaways by liking my Facebook page, follow me on WordPress, Bloglovin’, Instagram or Twitter!

Merry Christmas and have a lovely new year :D

 

Cherry Lemon's Beauty Blog International Giveaway Dec 2014

Cherry Lemon’s Beauty Blog International Giveaway Dec 2014


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The un-amazing Memebox Global #17 unboxing and first impressions

Memebox Global #17

I believe global boxes are hard to guess of their contents! Not themed in any ways. So what have we got here?

Memebox Global #17 - Unboxing @iamcherrylemon

Memebox Global #17 – Unboxing @iamcherrylemon

Palan Crysence Home Care Pouch Set [Marin Shampoo * 4 and Power Treatment * 4] 80ml, RRP $14.88 (for the 80ml)

I had to the information card for this one, did I just receive samples? I don’t remember ever received a sample from a memebox?!

Apparently, this is the brand that has been highly praised by hair stylists and top actresses in Korea. I shall have a go at this tomorrow! Just washed my hair this morning.

It contains 100% natural minerals, hydrolysed protein, keratin, jojoba oil etc

Ps. Still unsure why we are getting samples! I think we have been spoiled in memeland in the past, that we mostly get full sizes or extremely deluxe sample sizes.

Palan Crysence Home Care Pouch Set @iamcherrylemon

Palan Crysence Home Care Pouch Set @iamcherrylemon

Climax Water Pool Cleanser 150ml, RRP $34

This is a cleanser recommended for second cleanse, to dissolves all the last traces of dirt, oil and makeup residue. I have just used this as my second cleanse cleanser. It smells like freshly cut grass. The texture is like a runny snail-mucus product. It is sticky-ish! I find that I can squeeze out the product but it would suck it back in, because it is that sticky and gelly like!

I have checked to see if I can find any any makeup residue and it is a all-clear! It makes a good cleanser but I am not sure I would pay the full $34 meme value for this item.

Climax Water Pool Cleanser [Global Box #17] @iamcherrylemon

Climax Water Pool Cleanser [Global Box #17] @iamcherrylemon


Dr. MJ Real Mucin Restore Sunscreen SPF45 PA+++ 50g, RRP $41

Yes it is true that you are supposed to wear sunscreen for all days in the year. I am pretty good at it during the warmer months, in winter, I must admit I rely on my moisturiser’s, and my makeup’s SPF. This is not a good plan nor strategy. I need to test this before slathering on (or more likely swapping this away), as most sunscreens irritates my skin!

Dr. MJ Real Mucin Restore Sunscreen and Shara Shara Bee Tox Spot Cream @iamcherrylemon

Dr. MJ Real Mucin Restore Sunscreen and Shara Shara Bee Tox Spot Cream @iamcherrylemon

Cheek Room Lip Palette RRP $24
I have received option 01 There is absolutely nothing wrong with palettes, just personal preference. I’m not going to swatch this as it is going straight into the swap pile!

Cheek Room Lip Palette @iamcherrylemon

Cheek Room Lip Palette @iamcherrylemon

Shara Shara Pink Piggy Collagen Cream 50ml, RRP $22
Judging by the amount of information available on this product. It seems like a fairly basic, straight forward, standard collagen cream. It smells like baby talc powder?!
It has a naturally derived formula containing collagen (unknown source! ), hyaluronic acid and argan oil. It aims to help with fine lines and wrinkles.

Shara Shara Pink Piggy Collagen Cream @iamcherrylemon

Shara Shara Pink Piggy Collagen Cream @iamcherrylemon

Shara Shara Bee Tox Spot Cream 15ml, RRP $18
Another Shara Shara product! Hm but this is a product that’s very welcomed by me. I need an emergency spot treatment in standby! This will be mine!

Total meme-retail value of this box is $153.88, the cost of the box is $23 plus shipping. This is a pretty high valued box comparing with other boxes I have received recently. Other meme-addicts have informed me that Global boxes are the higher valued boxes, and everyone is right!

Ok all in all, it’s a nice box but not an exciting box. I loved global #15 which I got from a restock day. Global #17 is my first proper global box. I’m hoping #18 and #19 will be awesome.

Great, that’s it for now. More unboxing to come ;)


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Bird nests skincare?! Unboxing of Memebox Collaboration #9 with Soothingsista aka Stephanie Villa

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The uber cool SoothingSista is here!
I was screaming like a school girl when I found out SoothingSista was to collaborate with Memebox and create a beauty box! I have been watching SoothingSista on YouTube for a while, and have always admired her unique quirky sense of style (she got me looking at harnesses, don’t worry, only looking. ..), and her makeup is always classic chic. Seriously stunning winged liners, classy red lips and perfect skin, she plays down on eyeshadows most of the time. Taking a quick look at this box,  there is an overemphasise on skincare products within this box, but I LIKE that!

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Ok, so let’s see what goodies we have here!
Vicioni Super Aqua Soothing Serum 30ml, RRP $29
This is a funny smelling serum, SoothingSista has mentioned this at her unboxing video. To me, this smells faintly like liquorice.
I don’t like liquorice but I can deal with it as long as it is great for my skin! This serum is formulated with 100% natural ingredients with “Sea grape” which is rich in sea minerals and vitamins. This serum aims to replenish dry, dulled skin.
I’ve used this for a few nights now, it absorbs well after patting it into the skin.

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Tonymoly Egg Pore Blackhead Steam Balm 30g, RRP $11
Another egg! I have already received 2 of these egg pore steam balms in my BNK haul (link here). This product is very gentle and it can marginally brightens the skin up. Great for people with sensitive skin and suffers from blackheads. You might fancy checking out my review on the egg pore steam balm.
I shall be swapping this, who needs 3 egg pore balms at any 1 time?

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Shara Shara Miracle Capsule Cream 50ml, RRP $18
This is a moisturiser aims to deliver intense moisture to dry, tired skin. I received the white bear balm in the Thanksgiving box.
This looks more like a gel than cream, it’s a clear jelly-like substance that smells nice and fresh.
This black bear cream has cute packaging, I might sit this next to my white bear balm! Just for the fun factor!

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Etude House Goodbye Pore Ever Primer Essence 20ml, RRP $18
A primer that promises you the smoothest of skin, the most poreless you will get?!
I’ve tried it only couple of times, my CC cream looked good :) I’m really falling in love with the Shara Shara Color Control Cream (from Vagabond Youth collab box, unboxing here). It just makes my skin look its best!

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Dewytree Deep Detox Black Mask 1 Sachet, RRP $3
Sheet mask, sheeeeeeeeeet mask! I like sheet masks, full stop. I like this Dewytree black masks in particular! Read my review on the set here (link).

These Dewytree masks are really moisturising and pleasing to use. It might look scary to others when you are using this! Imagine the classic bank robber masks.. =_=;

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Vivito Painting Matte Finish Lip Stick, RRP $30
The star of the show (to me at least), the lipstick looks fab, and I secretly wanted to receive a red, maybe just the shade “Red Sun”. I really am not suited to purple, and guess what colour I received? Yes the purplest purple from the options, Orchid Purple!
Ps. I’m in a 3 way swap to get a red at the moment!  Knowing me, I’ll post a DISO for the red sun option!

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Blooming Collagentox Sleeping Water Pack 90ml, RRP $18
This Sleeping pack contains bird nest extract, snail mucus extracts,  aloe vera,  Japanese prickly ah berries etc. It has a traditional skincare smell?? Pretty and delicate. It has tiny little beads that you massage into your skin.
Why bird nest and what are bird nest extracts??
Bird nests are not really nests of birds :P it really is swallow saliva after flying for a long journey. Yup, glamourised bird puke. [Yen-Wou] is pretty pricy to buy in Asia.
This bird nests has been used widely in Asia as a food supplement that has been believed to be great for skin. I have been using bird nest sheet masks for a long time, they’re really nourishing. I cannot afford to eat bird nests as food supplement thou! But when my mum wants to treat us, we get a yummy sweet dessert made with bird nests ;)
There are people who are against the extraction of bird nests in SE Asia, but there are bird nest farms that obtain bird nests responsibly.
I’ve been using snail products ever since my first memebox and loving it. So this is a product I would love to use and keep using!

Total (meme) retail value of this box is $127, the cost of this box was $23 plus shipping. The lipstick alone is $30! Wish I bought another one now XP

All in all, I love this collab box! Yes I may be biased but this box has products to take care of the skin, hopefully… clearer, cleaner, brighter and smoother skin!

Until next time! Take care, and don’t forget to enter my first blog giveaway and please spread the love and share it out (and earn some more entries for yourself!)
Thank you for reading! Hope you all are having a great day.


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Tonymoly Blackhead Steam Balm ~ Product Review

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Tonymoly Egg Pore Blackhead Steam Balm @iamcherrylemon

Hi! So what is this massive egg doing here?
It is not a chicken or duck egg, nor an ostrich egg. This plastic egg container made by Tonymoly contains Blackhead remover balm! What a lovely touch, the egg container looks cute but it may have fooled you to think it contains more product than 30ml!

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Tonymoly Egg Pore Blackhead Steam Balm @iamcherrylemon

Basically the balm sits in the wider part of the egg and I’m not sure what’s in the huge lid!

The balm is thick, and colour is like mucky water! It does have mini sparkling beads and some egg yolk looking bits. The balm also smells of citrus, a refreshing dish washing liquid smell. I must admit I really like this. Weird.

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Tonymoly Egg Pore Blackhead Steam Balm @iamcherrylemon


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Tonymoly Egg Pore Blackhead Steam Balm @iamcherrylemon

This is a self-heating, blackhead removing balm that is 5 free. It took me awhile to find out which 5 Free!

5 Free system: no parabens, mineral oil, tar dye, benzophenone and triethanolamine

To use:
Apply a pea sized amount onto a cleansed nose (adjust amount for treating other parts of body area). Massage the balm into the blackhead affected area. It will heat up very slightly and definitely will not burn. But I guess each batch is different so test before use.

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Tonymoly Egg Pore Blackhead Steam Balm @iamcherrylemon

My thoughts
Well I think the concept is good, where the heated elements would open up your pores and removes the dead skin cells and blackheads.
Does it live up to its claims? It looks like to worked a little but I cannot tell you if it totally remove all blackheads and sebum.
My results are definitely not as dramatic as advertised. This is part of my k-beauty haul.

Therfore I still prefer to use nose strips!

Thank you for reading! Hope you all are having a great day.
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