Wednesday, 15 October 2014

Etude House Giveaway! 3 Winners!

Oh hai twinkies!!!!

Guess what i'm addicted to these days.!! If you guessed Giveaways, YOU'RE RIGHT! For some reason ever since my first Giveaway, I started having these intense cravings to... give away.. stuff... for free!!!! and it's because I see soooo many of you being soooo nice to me and supporting my each and every post that I decided I truly feel elated when one of you guys receive a token of appreciation from me!!

OK rant over. Basically I'm so in love with giveaways that I'm 
HOSTING ANOTHER GIVEAWAY!

#muchexcitement!

This time round, there will be 3 WINNERS! 
Each winner will win either 

1.) Etude House CC Cream Glow 8-in-1 Multifunction SPF30/PA++

2.) Etude House Lash Perm Shockcara Mascara

or....


 3.) Etude House Total Age Repair Wrinkle Reduce Royal BB Cream SPF 45/PA+++

Are you excited yet??? I am!! 
Like all my giveaways, this is INTERNATIONAL, and ends Nov 1st 2014. 


Oh and did I mention it's 
SUPER EASY TO ENTER! 


Like my latest video 
Comment on my latest video which one you want to win 

You're Done! 

Good Luck!!!! 


xoxo, Mango 



Saturday, 11 October 2014

[Review] BEARPAW Boots Bonnie & Rosie

Hello Hello fluffy butterflies, 

I'm actually REALLY excited for this post because I cannot wait to show you what GEMS I found! Fall is here in Toronto (or actually more like winter is approaching) and that means one thing = COLD. So when BEARPAW shoes kindly sent me two pairs of AMAAAAZING fall / winter booties, I went nuts because THESE. ARE. LITERALLY. THE. MOST. COMFY. WINTER. BOOTS. EVER. 

First up, the Rosie



If you guys are familiar with the Australian brand Uggs, then these will be of no surprise to you. OR SO YOU THINK! Let me just say that I own multiple pairs of Ugg boots and these BEARPAW boots are just as high quality, if not better. The best part? These are less than 50% of the pricetag of Uggs! 

The Rosie features a side buckle , and it's super versatile that you can flip the top up or down!

LOOK AT THE FUR OMG. It is a blend of wool for warm and has a sheepskin footbed. Stepping into these are like stepping into a cloud. They really don't cheap out on the wool and furriness... These are sooooo warm and comfortable, and is literally my to-go boots now!


The next OMG item is the Bonnie, which is very, very popular. It is a laced-up bootie. The exterior is cow suede, with 6mm of wool blend lining on the inside. And the hidden surprise is that THIS BOOT HAS A HIDDEN WEDGE to give you that boost of height while maintaining warmth and comfort! 

I also like to roll down the top to reveal the furry wool lining, and it makes the boot look sooooo much cuter! If not I prefer to layer on chunky socks just over the top of the boot so it looks extra cozy. 

One rolled down and one up! The side zippers make it super easy to put on and off! 


Close up of the Bonnie's fur. All the best quality rolled into the perfect booties!


If you are interested in getting your hands on a pair and you're in the States, GOOD NEWS FOR YOU! BEARPAW has free shipping and exchanges within the States, and they carry hundreds of styles of shoes! 


Kendra from BEARPAW is also amazing at emails and will reply to any inquiries super fast. To be honest she has been SO sweet she hasn't even asked me straight out to do a blog review! I chose to write this review myself, out of my own desire to share these amazing gems with you guys! I honestly think an amazing quality on winter boots with their price tag is so rare right now - and don't think anyone can beat their quality for a fraction of what the mainstreamers are paying (ahem ugg boots ahem). 


Love them? What are your winter bootie essentials?!?!?! 



xoxo, Mango 




Friday, 10 October 2014

Sweater Weather - Sheinside Wishlist

Hello baby fluffs!

Fall is coming in Toronto and while I am dyyingggg for summer to come back (sob sob, next year), I cannot wait to start styling fall trends!!!! IT's the perfect sweater weather here in Canada right now, and I'll be sharing with you some Sheinside yummy sweaters that I cannot wait to get my hands on!

This Grey Long Sleeve Trim Cardigan Sweater is perfect for monochrome fall outfits!

Can't forget Christmas inspirations! 

I LOVE LOVE LOVE preppy / school inspired outfits!
Like this cozy V neck sweater 

Last but not least, Aztec prints are allllll the IT prints this winter! 

Hope you guys liked this quick and simple wishlist! 

What's on your wishlist this winter?!?!?



xoxo, Mango 





Tuesday, 7 October 2014

[Review] Dr. Dream Urban Protective Sun Cream SPF40 PA++ & Urban Protective BB Cream

Hello baby octopuses!

I CANNOT stress how important SUNSCREEN is for the prevention of aging signs, freckles, wrinkles, and skin cancer! For this reason, I've never failed to leave the house without sunscreen day in, day out, regardless of whether it's sunny or thunderstorming outside. It's so routine that it's built into my skin care regime every morning, so you can imagine I've used tons and tons of facial sunscreens in my lifetime. K-Beauty Secrets, a Malaysian based company dedicated to distributing beauty products from South Korea, kindly gifted me the Dr. Dream Urban Protective Sun Cream SPF 40 PA++ for everyday wear and let me tell you, this stuff beats all other sunscreens I've ever used. 

A gentle and effective sun protection formula, dr. dream Urban Protective Sun Cream SPF PA++ effectively helps protect our skin from the extrinsic signs of aging caused UVA and UVB rays. The ‘Power in Gel System’ technology helps to maximize SPF protection efficiency while minimizing skin stimulus. A light texture that glides onto skin without the 'sticky' feel, 'ashy' finish.

It's super easy to blend out and doesn't leave that sticky residue behind like most other sunscreens! It's totally safe to use around the eye area too, because it can be used after extensive chemical processes like chemical peels, or facial lasers! 
The titanium dioxide (active ingredient of sunscreen) will make your skin appear slightly fairer upon first application. I actually quite like this look as I prefer the ulzzang look more than the tanned look, but if you're not a fan of a fairskin look, don't worry it will fade! 

My skin is SUPER OILY, and this did not break me out like other heavier sunscreens did. Extremely catered to sensitive skin, I can wear this every morning without shining like a greaseball in the afternoon. 

I know there are a lot of foundations / moisturizers / tinted primers with SPF built into the product. This will diminish the effectiveness of the sun protection factor, and affects the texture of both products. Hence, the Dr. Dream Urban Protective BB Cream comes deliberately without SPF but is advised to use after the Sun Cream application.


A multi-tasking make-up base and foundation, dr. dream Urban Protective BB Cream provides optimal coverage to freckles and defective spots. It also has a light and gentle formula and contains anti-inflammatory qualities that helps to soothe skin. 
When used alone, it provides amazing coverage and doesn't slip and slide since it has a primer built in to the formula. The best thing that I love about this BB cream is that it's not heavy AT ALL. Unlike some BB cream with a greycast that tends to clog your pore, this is catered towards sensitive skin and will not close your pores OR give you that grey-face look. 

I like to combine the two ! 

So what I do is I take equal amounts of the BB cream and the Sun Cream, and rub it between my palms and fingers to warm the formula up, then pat it onto my skin.

The right side of my hand has both products mixed and blended together, where you can still see the mixture unblended on the left. 

Ta-Dah!!! This is the before, with suncream, and suncream + bb cream comparison collage that everyone loves. Notice how my skin on the right most pic look the most radiant and even, whereas the before pic has a ghastly yellowish tone that most Asians tend to have. 

VERDICT
In general, I am very very pleased with the effects of both the dr. dream sun cream and the dr. dream BB cream and would definitely re-purchase the two. When used in combination, I noticed that my skin looked fairer and comparatively smoother and more even, and the best part is, neither products broke my super oily, acne-prone skin out! After using it religiously for over a month everyday, these two are now staples in my skincare regime and have replaced my other sunscreens / bb creams. The slight down side is that they can be a bit expensive... however I firmly believe skincare is more important than makeup, and these products are developed by medical technology beauty experts who are medical physicians and experts at what they do. You can buy them both at K-Beauty Secrets! Abby is amazing quick with emails and replies and will respond to any inquiries ASAP and shipping was also super fast!



xoxo, Mango 







Thursday, 2 October 2014

[REVIEW] Etude House Play 101 Pencils

Hello munchkin october pies, 

HOW ARE YOU allllll??? I am super excited (when am I not? hahaha) to share with you the not so new Etude House Play 101 Pencils! There are 50 pencils in total, and they are meant to be SUPER multifunctional. Literally ALL the makeup that you can POSSIBLY put on your face can be reduced to a few of these pencils! They have shades that are "recommended" for lipsticks, but feel free to use those for blushes! Got a coffee brown color? Use that for eyeliner, eyebrows, or contouring! Super, super versatile. 

Before we get into the review, I just wanna say that I personally am a huge fan and believer in HAVING FUN with makeup. PLAY around with different colors, textures, combinations! Be creative and YES, you CAN rock that aquamarine color as a lower lashliner. Trust me! More often than not you will be pleasantly surprised and how good it makes you feel about yourself, and that will in turn draw others to you!!!! *spam lots of hearts*

This review will feature 8 of the 50 colorful pencils, and is kindly gifted to me by KollectionK. They are an online store based in South Korea with a wide (by wide I mean HUGE) collection of Korean makeup brands like Etude House, InnisFree, and Tony Moly! They even have clothes and accessories too! By comparison, I found that they carry a lot more Etude House products than other online stores, and their online prices for most Etude House products are generally lower than other online sites. The Etude House Play 101 Pencil was around $7 USD, where I know of other online sites who price them around $10-$11. 

And KollectionK was so nice to also gift a freebie PENCIL CASE to me when I ordered 8 pencils! Imagine a schoolgirl squeal. Yup that's me when I opened the package! The 8 that I got were: 

#12, #15, #16, #17, #28, #33, #48, #01


#01 is the blackest black in their collection designed to be used for eyeliner, and OMG, I've tried smudging this RIGHT when I drew it on, IT. DID. NOT. SMUDGE. ONE. BIT. Don't believe me? See Video Demonstration Here

#12 is a gorgeous bright red with an orange undertone. It can give you that perfect Red Lip, or it can be used on the inner lips to give that Gradient Lip Effect.

#15 is a pinkish coralish color with a creamy finish, and i would say that this one is the only one among the rest that I found did not look like the color in the tube. As you can probably see, the color payoff on my skin isn't quite as vibrant as it seems in the tube. So if you're looking to buy this color, YOU'RE WELCOME =D

#16 is a perfect matte rose mauvy color. Its warmness can be used in so many different places, as an eyeshadow wash, as blush, or on the highlights of your lip that you want to appear plumper. Love this!

#17 is my favorite color out of the bunch. If you read my Etude House Dear My Blooming Lips review, you will know that I MEGA SUPER DUPER OMEGA LOVE electric fuschia lip colors! And this one is JUST that. It's so fuschia it's almost purple..gosh that gives my tummy the flutters.
#28 is my second favorite color of the bunch... it's FREAKING rose gold (like come on, WHO doesn't like rose gold? It's like the Tiffany of colors nowadays) and it has a shimmer finish. This has got to be the ONLY SHIMMER PENCIL that DOES NOT SMUDGE. Thanks Etude!!! You know where this goes. Anywhere you want highlighted - inner corner of your eye, lower waterline, eyeshadow wash, browbone, cupids bow, OMG LIKE ENDLESS USE! #endlesspossibilities

#33 is a subtle taupe color that will be YOUR BEST FRIEND when you want to do the most subtle no-makeup-makeup look. Great for lining your lower waterline, and contouring your nose / jawline! 

#49 LAST BUT NOT LEAST this is a deep brown coffee color that is again super versatile. I primarily use this color to draw on my eyebrows, or when I'm not feeling like a super deep black eyeliner. You can also smoke out the brown liner to create sexy smokey eyes or use it as a crease color! 

All 8 colors and their numbers on my arm. #don'tjudge #ihave #armhairs #guesswhat #so #do #you =D

In summary, 

These pencils are one of my FAVORITE things to use now for makeup, especially when I'm travelling! Guess what, all I need is #48 and #17 to define my brows, line my eyes (smokey or non smokey), color my lips and cheeks. #MAKEUPCOMPLETE. They even have a beige colored one that I heard is better than your average concealer... O.O Seriously guys, these pencils are the most versatile things ever. At the end of the day... makeup is just pigmentation with different finishes. These pencils are designed to have either matte, creamy, shimmer, glossy, or glitter finishes. That means while they cover the spectrum of originality and multifunctionality, it can be pretty difficult to generalize their smudging / staying power. 

I CAN VOUCH for the smudgeproof-ness of #01 and #28 though! Which are amazing because they are cream and shimmer finishes! If you are feeling a little bit adventurous or if you wanna PLAY AROUND with makeup the non-traditional way, give these pencils a try! There are 42 other shades that I havn't tried that I am dying to get my hands on (and will very likely purchase the whole thing one day lol)! 

OH AND... DID I MENTION I HAVE A YOUTUBE VIDEO REVIEW ON THESE PENCILS AS WELL? Told you guys I'm obsessed! And the winner of my previous Etude House Giveaway Set is announced in the Video so click Play !



Tsk tsk, those of you who didn't click play. You will realize that you've just missed out on the Giveaway of a lifetime!

Yes i am hosting another INTERNATIONAL GIVEAWAY that is also SUPER EASY TO ENTER! Subscribe + like + comment = you're done! 

There will be 3 winners this time around with 3 Etude House products! 

NOW ARE YOU GONNA CLICK PLAY? 


xoxo, Mango 




I am also on Reddit and /r/asianbeauty if you want to find me there!

Monday, 29 September 2014

Top 6 Fall Fashion Trends 2014

Hi fall dust pixies!

I'm so excited because my Etude House Best Seller Set is about to be given away and that means I can think of the NEXT thing to give away to my dearest readers like you!!~ Thank you thank you to all those who've joined the Giveaway!

While you wait for your name to be announced, you can watch my latest LOOKBOOK video here! I've found that autumn is the perfect time to really have fun with fashion and trust me, you can NEVER BE OVER DRESSED!



I've included 6 TOP TRENDS OF FALL 2014 that will knock your socks off. They are:

#1: Animal Prints
#2: Booties
#3: Maroon
#4: Chunky wool socks
#5: Pleats
#6: Over-the-knee socks


GET THE ITEMS HERE!

Leopard Print Scarf: http://goo.gl/4P1jv8
Grey Long Cardigan: http://goo.gl/fBp2KC
White Off Shoulder Sweater: http://goo.gl/KK4pLS
White Fuzzy Sweater: http://goo.gl/BAHqhK
Maroon Skirt: http://goo.gl/szv1xz
Thigh High Black Socks: http://goo.gl/p29W1Z
Pleated Skirt: http://goo.gl/ZrZ1CZ
Oxford pumps: http://goo.gl/GXyJK2

For those who are interested in winning the Etude House BestSeller Set, ONLY 2 MORE DAYS LEFT!!! All you need to do is Subscribe to my YouTube channel, like this video, and let me know you've entered by leaving a comment in my latest video! The simplest rule ever! 
GOOD LUCK!!!






xoxo, Mango 




Sunday, 14 September 2014

[FREEBIE GIVEAWAY !!] Etude House BB Cream, Sleeping Mask, Collagen Cream

Heeeeelooooo fancy munchkins!!! 

I am SUPER excited to be hosting my very FIRST INTERNATIONAL GIVEAWAY on my blog! You guys know how big a fan I am of Etude House (read my lipsticks review here!), so when I saw the Best Seller Set from Etude House, I couldn't help it but buy a set FOR YOU GUYS BECAUSE I LOVE YOU SO MUCH zomg .. and hopefully one of you guys will win this!! (Worth $50) <3 

In this set, the winner will receive 

1) Etude House Precious Mineral BB Cream Bright Fit
SPF30 PA++ Whitening and Anti-darkening/Wrinkle


2) Etude House Collagen Moistfull Sleeping Pack


3) Etude House Collagen Moistfull Cream




GIVEAWAY RULES:

Subscribe to my YouTube Channel


THAT'S IT! 

Seriously, the rule is SO simple (literally two clicks of your mouse from this screen) that it should be a Freebie Giveaway...Hahahaha! 

Let me know you've entered by commenting and thumbs up my latest YouTube video ... and the winner will be chosen randomly on October 1st, 2014. 

This giveaway is open Internationally, WORLDWIDE, so no matter where you live, you have the same chance of winning as everyone else! These products are products that I've personally used and LOVED, so I reallllllie hope one of you guys get to enjoy them as much as I did! 

GOOD LUCK! 


xoxo, Mango