Wednesday, 28 December 2016

Heimish Dailism Mineral Rich Lipstick: Review

Hey! Sorry for the obscene delay since my last post but my life has been completely changed (for the better) in the past few months, resulting in me being unbelievably busy and preoccupied. After moving to Seoul in order to study I'll truthfully admit blogging was pushed to the back of my mind, but I've found new inspiration and some free time where sharing my thoughts and experiences will hopefully become a regular thing again! I can make a more detailed post about what I'm doing in Seoul if there is interest but for now I'll jump right into this review.

Today I'm going to be sharing with you some products from a relatively new brand in Korea called Heimish. I heard about them through social media and being the packaging magpie that I am, I was instantly seduced by the sleek design and gorgeous pink/rose gold colour palette that runs throughout the collection. After some research online I discovered the lip products in particular had good reviews, and since I was looking for some new excitement in that area of my makeup collection I ordered a few to test.

The name of the product is Dailism Mineral Rich Lipstick and the colours I received are as follows:

#MRPK01 Happy Day
A extremely vibrant and intense electric pink that really turns an everyday make up look into something head turning.

#MRCR01 Working Day
A fairly neutral coral shade that leans towards the pink side. Easy for everyday wear if you're looking for a little bit of colour.

#MRRD01 Hard Day
Classic Tomato red that makes your teeth appear whiter than normal. A great colour in any season really but especially perfect for wearing over the Christmas holiday period.

The finish of the lipstick is very creamy, and I didn't experience my lips being dried out even after a long day of wearing them. Pigmentation wise, the colours come out vibrant although they are buildable if you prefer a gradient lip look. This lipstick range contains eight colours in total, with some being easy to wear with everyday makeup looks and other more extreme shades perfect for an occasion or just when you want to bold lip to stand out.

Overall my review is very positive and I recommend you try these lipsticks out if you can get your hands on them. Due to Heimish being a new brand it can be a bit difficult if you live outside of Seoul, but Style Korean carries them and so does YesStyle. I'm not sponsored to say that, just trying to give you some help if you're interested in purchasing these lipsticks or other products from the brand. Personally, I'm looking next to test the eyeshadow palettes because I have heard good reviews and thanks to the packaging it would look so cute on my vanity! ^^

Thanks for reading, please leave any comments/questions/suggestions down below~

Also if you haven't already please follow me on Instagram if you're interested Seoul life and what I'm doing : @Emily_Marysia (I'll follow you too^^)

Monday, 14 March 2016

Innisfree Jeju Sparkling Mineral Cream and Essence Review

Today I'm bringing you another review, this time for some skincare products that I picked up during my time in Jeju.  I liked them so much that I repurchased them before I came back so I could continue using them in England. This cream and essence are both from the Jeju Sparking Mineral range at Innisfree. Keep reading to learn more about these products, and find out why I like them so much! If you've used Innisfree before, let me know what your favourite products are, makeup or skincare!

Saturday, 5 March 2016

My Japan Haul - Christmas 2015 ♥

I was lucky enough to take a two week trip to Japan last Christmas, which was so so exciting and I want to write more posts about it in the future! I'd been dying to visit for ages, being a big fan of Anime and cute things~ I had the best time with my two friends, and basically got to see and do everything I'd dreamed of doing since I was little ^^

The most unfortunate thing is that because I was hopping over from Korea, I could only take my little cabin bag. It was the most practical for travelling around the country, and I didn't want to bring my enormous one ._. In retrospect I wish that I had just bought a medium sized one to take with me, because I really couldn't buy very many things to bring back :( I'm grateful to have loads of photos and amazing memories from the trip, but it would be nice to have bought more souvenirs and merchandise! I hope to go back to Tokyo in the future though, so maybe I'll be more prepared ^^

Monday, 22 February 2016

CLIO Mini Haul and Review

After a few months in Korea, I found myself in need of a new foundation. Luckily I had a trip to Seoul lined up at the right time, so scheduled in an afternoon in Myeongdong. This is a really nice shopping district well known to many foreigners. It has all kinds of shops and stalls but is arguably most famous for the cosmetics and skincare shops that seem to appear every few metres. If you ever go to Korea I really recommend you visit, there are always people standing out in front of the shops handing out free facemasks and samples (even if they do practically force you inside once you take them!).

I ended up making a stop at one of the Clio stores because I'd heard quite good things about the Kill Cover foundations. It was really small and cramped but I managed to test some of the finishes and shades to work out which one I wanted. As it turned out I also quite liked the concealer from the same line, and I grabbed a new mascara on the way to the checkout. This was my first time buying products from Clio and actually I'm very satisfied with them!

Monday, 8 February 2016

Six Months Later...

I don't even know if anybody will even read my blog posts any more, but I'm going to try and get back into the swing of things. I seriously had every intention of writing little updates while I was in Korea, but as it turned out I was so busy every day and fell out of the habit. But I'm back now! And I have a few months of not really doing very much, so if you are interested in hearing about some of the things I got up to on my travels, more posts should be appearing very soon!

For anyone who didn't know or forgot (it was so long ago I wrote about it...) I've just got back from working six months in South Korea, plus I spent a few weeks in Japan. I scored a really great opportunity to take half of my gap year and work as a teaching and boarding house assistant in an international school on Jeju Island. Through this I had the chance to travel around Korea a little bit, spending my summer holiday in Busan as well as Chuseok and New Years in Seoul. For most of December I was also able to visit Japan, though anyone who follows me on Instagram will probably be aware of this! 

A nice shot of my and my friend getting excited about temples in Kyoto