Afternoon people! So I’ve just tried this Mango mask by Etude House and here is my sexual review!
So like the previous mask I tried I held high expectations. This may have been a good thing and a bad thing at the same time hoho. But in the end I gave it around 4 out of 5 stars in general! Let me explain dahling.
(Remember to cleanse and tone first!)
Like all ETUDE House, in fact like all Korean, sheet masks, this one was a dream to put on – slippery, thin, small enough to fit over my pea sized face – perfik! I was pretty happy until the serum inside started to absorb into my face, nicely, nicely, nicelyyyyy but at the same time this mask decided to flip off my face a lot more easily than any of the other sheet masks I’ve tried.
Honestly don’t get me wrong, this could have simply been the air wafting to my face quicker than usual, maybe it was just this mask itself that was a little less amazing at retaining a bit of sticky moisture, so I do still recommend this mask and you’ll find out why in uno momento!
Like all the ABC masks suggest, I left it on for around 15-20 minutes and then removed it, patting the essence in and felt the effects. Which were FABULOUS! Not even joking; nourishing and firming! OH baby this thing lived up to my expectations! And it in fact left my skin with a lovely clean base for future cleansing and make-up application as about 7 days later it was still feeling amazing to cleanse. I’ve NO idea what’s in this but it’s awesome!
Actually I guess do know what’s in this:
Here’s my skin before and after: (heads up, because this sheet mask doesn’t necessarily mean to brighten or whiten skin you might not see much change between the two pictures as the treatment the skin receives is internal rather than externally visible)
Again, sorry people! The pictures may or may not have been worth posting for a before and after effect but my skin did in fact feel A LOT firmer and well nourished. I’m pretty impressed with the effects of this particular mask despite it not staying on my face properly for the full 20 minutes.
So that’s my sexual review, nice posting for ya and I’ll catch you lot later with my next post (whatever that is)! MWAH! (:
So for those who have come across ‘kkk’ when talking to a Korean person online might wonder what it means – though it might be obvious to some, it may be less to others!
I for one thought that, because in English ‘kkk’ can mean ‘okay okay okay’ or ‘kay kay kay’, ‘kkk’ might mean the same thing and that this wasn’t a Korean thing they were typing. But it is indeed Korean!
‘Kkk’ is the Korean equivalent of ‘hahaha’ like ‘www’ is for the Japanese. The sound of kkk is one made with your tongue pressed against the roof of your mouth, it’s supposed to sound like a kind of stifled laughter. Obviously this doesn’t mean people actually laugh like this in real life, some do some don’t, it’s just text talk to show laughter. Like ‘haha’ or ‘lol’.
Just a lil’ post on how, obviously, kkk = heeheehee
Yoyo, gonna get straight into it babys because my final exam is next week and I’ve gotta revise EYYY!
But yes this is my review of the Lemon sheet mask (part of the Etude House ABC collection), which claims to tone and clarify your skin.
I used this mask after I’d had a shower and it specifies on the back to use toner on your skin before you apply it – which I did! I use toner by the brand Simple, it’s gentle and well, simple! I never use anything too crazy on my skin – personally the more expensive something is the less it makes me want to purchase it (unless it’s through delivery prices from Korea to England hohoho).
So, the instructions are:
1.) Apply toner to the skin after cleansing
2.) Apply the mask
3.) Remove after 15-20 minutes and lightly massage the remaining solution into your skin
This mask is fabulous! It felt so refreshing after I’d laid it on my face, my skin felt cool and hydrated and once I’d taken it off it definitely felt refreshed!
Unfortunately I forgot to take a photo of my skin beforehand, all I can say is that it was pretty normal but dull and tired. Here is a couple of photos after the mask had been removed:
My skin was considerably brighter, it DID feel toned and clarified as well – they’ve got the description right!
Personally I have an oily T-zone so this didn’t really last all day when it came to keeping the balance of my skin as I has some oil production later on naturally but that’s not exactly what it was supposed to do anyway. It lived up to it’s name and I’d definitely use it again!
I’ve got 9 more of these masks to get through so I’ll be reviewing them m’dears, laters! :3
So, I wonder how many of you have come across ‘OTL’ before? (Orz, STO and Or2 are variations – scroll down for an explanation!)
Well I spent a whole week going ‘whatthefrigdoesitmean?!’ after my friend kept adding it to the ends of her sentences!
OTL doesn’t actually stand for anything, you’re not supposed to take each individual letter and assume it has a hidden meaning, look at it as a whole. A sideways…whole. yeah it’s meant to depict someone on their hands and knees in despair.
The O is the head.
The T is the back (horizontal line) and arms (vertical line).
The L is the legs which are bent!
When is it used? Well whenever you want to show you feel defeated or unhappy or exhausted. Something along those lines – it can be used, I suppose, in the same way that ‘smh’ (shaking my head) is used! Think of it as an equivalent. A clever one! I didn’t even realise the defeated looking person until I was told what OTL actually meant, till then I was searching for acronyms!
E.g. ‘I tried to find it in the shop but I couldn’t see it anywhere OTL’
ADDITIONALLY, OTL can be altered, there’s variations of it. They all depict someone on their hands and knees:
Orz = r is the arm and upper back, z is the lower back and legs
STO = T is the arms and back, S is the legs
Or2 = r is the upper back and arms and 2 is the lower back and legs
Personally I think Orz and STO add a bit of bum in there, love it. :3
USE IT PEEPS IT’S FUN AS HECK! And even funnier when I use all these Korean text talk thingymajiggies and my friends are like ‘what the heck does that mean?’
Okellydokelly – excuse the late post! Exam season luv! (The first review is at the bottom of this post!)
About 1 month ago I ordered a pile of Etude House shiz from yesstyle.co.uk (although I accidently used the .com site but it still came within a week!) and I’ve decided I should probably review it!
For those who don’t know Etude House is a popular Korean cosmetic brand and chain. According to E, Etude House is ‘cheap’ (used in a rather negative way) but there we go! Literally any cosmetic brand from Korea is better than a lot of Western brands in my eyes but we’ll see!
So as the list goes:
Dear Girls Cute Eyes Maker
The ‘Olive’ and ‘Royal Jelly’ Blending Sleeping Cream – the spoons!
5 pack of Aloe Moistfull sheet masks
10 pack of the ABC (alphabet) sheet masks.
The 5 free gifts I got with the 10% off and free shipping deal baby oh yeahhhh. Honestly it wasn’t much but I got an Etude House peel, a cream, a bb cream and two cleansing washes. All in packets the size of my palm.
What I’m going to do is review everything BUT the ABC sheet masks because it’s going to take me a while to get through all the masks and so whenever I use one I’ll just review it afterwards. Savvy?
SO DING DONG I’ll put a review in at the bottom here.
The Dear Girls Cute Eyes Maker.
The Packaging? Is so cute, it’s really adorable! I love the bouncy twist the sides have when you open them and it’s sweet and pink! :3
Here you can see it does provide brief instructions, stating that one side (darker brown) is step 1 and step 2 is the other (light shimmery pink). According to the instructions (which also came in the form of stickers next to ‘step 1 and step 2’ that I peeled off) you’re supposed to achieve cute eyes – puffy shimmery eyes – by applying the darker colour in thelower crease of your eyes that appears when you smile and squint your eyes (further below your lash line, almost under your eyeball) and the pinky colour should go just below your lash line and in the inner corners of your eyes as demonstrated below.
Many Korean groups have advertised for Etude House, here Sulli from f(X) models for this particular product.
Here’s a shot of the actual applicators and the colours(shimmery pink on the left and the brown on the right):
The product itself is actually stored in the lids that are removed (as shown above) which I’ll post below here (brown on the left, pink on the right):
So as for the application? If I’m being honest, the darker colour is harder to apply to the skin around the eyes than the pinky colour for me. Maybe it was my particular stick but I have to rub it a few times for the colour to be noticeable beneath my eyes but then again it is supposed to be subtle – a little is enough for a very subtle look I suppose. The shimmery pink appears after a couple of stroke as it’s glittery appearance makes it slightly more easily noticeable. It’s very pretty and does definitely wake up your eyes well!
Here are a couple of swatches on my hand, left brown right pink, I’ve done two swatches of each colour – the top swatch is applied with a light hand without much pressure at all – the swatch below it is applied with a little rubbing.
As you can see, and sorry if it’s slightly hard to get a good view of these swatches, the brown can appear nice and obvious when rubbed a bit but if no pressure is applied it’s very light and not noticeable really at all.
The pink, though it doesn’t seem much on the skin of a hand, doesn’t need much to appear obvious. It might be hard to see much of the first swatch which was applied with a light-hand but on eyes it’s not necessary to apply as much as the bottom swatch which was applied with a bit more pressure. Keep in mind that skin around the eyes is delicate and will move more than hand skin which can easily be pulled taut. For this reason rubbing too hard with the applicators doesn’t do much as the skin simply moves with the applicator if you know what I mean.
Anyhoodledoodle – this product isn’t bad but I don’t use it that often myself! It’s a lovely product but doesn’t give the exact looks many hop for sometimes and whilst it can make your eyes look very sweet the brown colour doesn’t seem to show up very well unless it’s applied well. So that’s my personal review here! Woowooo!
Laters homies. Myahaha!
So I saw my Korean friend E sending me all these ㅗ’s over whatsapp and I honestly thought it was just a typo every time! Maybe he was switching his keyboard language by accident or maybe he was messaging Korean friends and forgot to change it back when messaging me but noooooo.
I never actually asked, he told me! ㅗ is pronounced O yes but it’s an internet slang in Korea. You don’t read it as a word, you don’t speak it, it’s meant to depict ‘giving someone the finger’. Haha! Use it between close friends as you would in English, probably not people you’ve just met unless you’re using it to reference somebody else and you’re not using it against the person you’re talking to (even if it’s in a jokey way). You can never be too careful! Though of course mistakes equal knowledge. (:
So ㅗ meaning sticking your middle finger up at someone can be ‘internet slang defined’ as either saying ‘fuck off’ to someone in a jokey way or maybe in a serious way depending on the context. To be honest, not many of us send the angry emoticon online to anyone we’re genuinely irritated with, we tend to send no emoticons to show seriousness so I’d use this in the same way.
The way E used it though was in a way similar to ‘fml’ in English. We were talking about his college admission and how he didn’t like he had a communal bathroom and he was in a jokey-irritated mood, like not seriously irritated-irritated but irritated but joking about it too and he just sent ‘ㅗㅗㅗ’ to me after he’d had a rant – he was using it against the college because he was annoyed about how he didn’t have a single or ensuit bathroom and also in the sense that he felt his situation was a bit crap! For example; ‘God in this college I have to use a shared bathroom….ㅗ’. E said it against the college but also in a way that was like ‘…oh for gods sake I have to share a bathroom with other people….fml’.
In short – ㅗ = giving the middle finger – E encouraged me to use this with my friends, hohoho. They’ll never know what it means! So there you go, now you know what it means if a Korean person ever sends you one!
Helluu and I’m just here to apologize for not blogging for about two weeks now. The reason being I’m in the process of finishing up my actual subject content in school and am now prearing for the long months of revision before my exams which start in May! ERGH!
I will be blogging but if I don’t it’s due to time being taken up by my studies like I said before – I feel like Im repeating myself by mentioning this all the time but I’d rather you get regular updates of me saying the same thing rather than me saying it once and when months later I’m not blogging for a while the reason has changed. Ridikulus!
I’ll blog of course every week again – but again in advance – if I end up leaving it a bit longer it is due to revision. BOOM!