Etude House Review: Precious Mineral BB Cream & Precious Mineral Any Cushion

Hey everyone!

It seems it’s been forever since I last updated but today I’m so glad to finally have the time to sit and write my thoughts on these Etude House products that I have been using for a while. Etude house is a Korean cosmetic brand that is very affordable and has the cutest packaging. We have a lot of its shops here in Hong Kong and it seems to be very popular here!

I have tried quite a few of their products; lipsticks, lip liners, brow sticks, masks, moisturizers, make-up removers and nail polishes, but I must say that I am pretty impress with their BB Creams from the Precious Mineral collection. The ones that I use are the Any Cushion and the BB cream in the shade honey beige (W24), which seems to be the darkest tone. Cushion BB creams that comes with its own sponge-like applicator are recently highly raved about for its light-weight & natural finish and one of the best known ones in the market are from Korean cosmetic brands.

My thoughts on them are that they are very easy to apply on and it’s great for on-the-go and touch ups! However, I do have to say that it is not the best product for oily or combination skin since it tended to get very oily at the end of the day and a setting powder is a must to minimize that. Because of that, it is also not very long-lasting. Though, it has worked very well for many people, one of the main thing I didn’t really enjoyed was the application sponge, which seemed to simply pack on the product as I layered it.  It takes quite a while to sink in the skin as well, thus, as suggested by other people, I used my real- technique face expert brush instead to apply the product. This seemed to work much better for me! So if you are having the same problem, perhaps using a brush would do the trick! I quite enjoyed the product afterwards and I literally used it up in a month or so! πŸ˜€

My favourite however, has to be the Blooming fit BB cream! It works so well even in Hong Kong’s crazy humid weather! It’s supposed to be suitable for all-skin types, whether you are oily, combination or dry! It also has SPF 30, perfect for summer use! It also states its other functions, such as whitening, anti-wrinkle and anti-darkening, which I am not too sure of. It’s very light-weight and just a pea size is enough for my whole face! I simply dot it all over  my face and use the expert brush from real-technique to apply and blend. It just blends into my natural skin and enhances it, covering blemishes and redness spots on my face. The swatch in the picture looks very intense, but believe me it blends in very well! I find this to be also more long-lasting than the cushion BB cream and does not make my skin intensely oily. Overall, this is my favourite purchase from Etude House and I would highly recommend this BB cream if you want to try out products from Etude House!

 

If you have tried these products, let me know how it worked for you! Feel free to share your favorite BB cream too! Have a great day!

 

Xoxo,

Oddinary Girl

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Do it for you :)

Hey Everyone? How are you enjoying June so far? As for me, I am caught up in work as I am working full-time for the Summer and it feels like I haven’t even been able to just relax in my own corner at home.

After quite a hectic week, I finally took the evening to simply relax in my own comfortable place; my bedroom. Sometimes, there are times when we feel so drenched from our daily routine, making us monotonous and bored about our own lives, so, it’s always good to take some time to do you, to be you and to rejuvenate you. This was one of those nights for me.

A hot bath is always a greater option but when you don’t have a bathtub, a soothing shower will do. One of the calmest place for me is the beach and I love the feel and sound of the waves, so today, I used the Ocean Salt Face and Body Scrub from Lush to make my shower a bit more interesting! This was my first time using it and I love it so much already! The scrub is actually so smooth on the skin and melts as you rub it on. It extracts dead skin and keeps skin moisturized. The best part about it is that it smells exactly like the ocean or the beach, like you have just taken a dip in the water!

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Of course I had to burn my new favorite candle, Coconut Leaves, from the body shop. I have always been a coconut fan! I feel like there are two kinds of people, the first kind who cannot stand the scent of coconut (like my bestie) and the latter who are in love with the scent. I am one of those people that fits in the latter category!

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Well, I had to show my skin some love as well! So I had on this amazing face mask by a Korean brand, Beauty Friends. Korean brands usually produce one of the best masks in the market, so I wasn’t surprised when this mask left my skin feeling extra bright, smooth and soft! There is also something so soothing about aloe vera and I usually go for these green-packaged masks! My skin finally feels like it is breathing again!

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I do not usually drink hot tea or any sort of herbal drinks before bed, but sometimes I do like to drink something warm for my soul. This is a type of green-tea that is supposed to help with digestion and to detoxify the body. I always feel so much lighter after drinking this tea and it’s just nice to have something to sip on while you relax.

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So, there goes my alone-time, an evening well-spent relaxing, chilling and hearing my own thoughts in my comfiest place. Lastly, here’s a little message from the little corner of my wall to you, “Cherish every memory, Love every moment and Embrace every possibility.” I guess that’s what life is all about, to cherish, love and embrace and from my own experience, just to do it for you!  IMG_2978

Xoxo,

Oddinary Girl