Welcome to another Minute Beauty post, this time for a nail polish I got in my Korean beauty haul. I used to be a hard-core nail varnish g...

Minute Beauty: Missha The Style Lucid Nail Polish Review

Saturday, March 29, 2014 Catherina F. 0 Comments

Welcome to another Minute Beauty post, this time for a nail polish I got in my Korean beauty haul. I used to be a hard-core nail varnish girl. Ever since the age of 15, you'd rarely see my nails 'bare'. Perhaps on weekends or when I was ill, but otherwise I always made sure my hands were well taken care of. However, no matter how well you take care of your hands, 6 years of constant nail varnish wear will have an impact. 
My nails became fragile, prone to breaking/peeling. So back in summer 2013,  I decided to kick my varnish 'habit'. I still nail varnish, but rarely, mostly on more 'special' occasions or when I'm in the mood. But majority of my time now my nails are au naturel, keeping them in a relatively good condition.
So, I don't buy so much nail varnish as I used to. Actually, this was my first purchase in a couple months! 


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Oh man, is it end of March already? Have no idea where this month disappeared... I spent the past few weeks studying, working and sleeping...

Back on Track: Korean Beauty Haul

Saturday, March 29, 2014 Catherina F. 2 Comments

Oh man, is it end of March already? Have no idea where this month disappeared... I spent the past few weeks studying, working and sleeping. That's basically all that I had time to do. Wish someone had told me before that the last BA semester is going to literally swallow me whole. But I digress, as even in chaos I managed to put aside a bit of time to put together a shopping list! 


As you can see it's mainly beauty products, but I did finally purchase the bag I've been staring at for the past couple months. It's nothing fancy, but it is absolutely beautiful and well made.

I'll be reviewing everything, as for now let me just do a quick run-through:
On the left you can see all the samples I received - amazing, isn't it? As usual, Innisfree was the most generous - they even included a trial kit for Olive Real skincare. Definitely going to put this to the test!

On the right you see everything I had on my list. I picked up a few *NEW* products/colors from the S/S 2014 releases as well as some products from regular lineup:

From Missha
  • *NEW* Signature Tornado Mascara SC (Separate Curl)
  • *NEW* Signature Glam Art Triple Lips SPF10 Lip Cream in #TPK05 Lotta Pink
  • *NEW* Signature Glam Art Rouge in #109SPK Lotta Pink
  • *NEW* Glossy Rouge in #GCR02 Miss Holic
  • Matt Rouge in #MWN01 Retro Muse
  • Lucid Nail Polish in #GBL01 and #PP05
  • *NEW* Black Ghassoul Foam Cleansing bar
From Innisfree
  • *NEW* Innisfree Creamy Tint Lip Mousse in #3 Precious Coral and #5 Vitamin Red
  • Mineral Single Shadow in *NEW* #35 and #37 and regular #15
  • Apple Juicy Deep Cleansing Foam
  • Eco Beauty Tool Shadow Palette (3 slots)
From CLIO
  • CLIO Art Lipgloss in #A136 Dark Ruby

Well that's it for now, lovelies! Now that my schedule has freed up, I'll be able to get back to blogging on a regular basis (hopefully..)
Reviews soon to follow! Don't forget to subscribe. Are you interested in anything particular from my haul, or have tried any of the products? Share your thoughts in the comments.
Ciao for now!

XoXo,
                Specks

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Well my Friday has been uneventful, I hope yours was somewhat more exiting! Had an early appointment regarding my apartment, and because I...

Korean Beauty Reviews: Innisfree Color Glow Lipstic in #5 Plum Burgundy & #6 Maple Burgundy Pink

Saturday, March 08, 2014 Catherina F. 0 Comments

Well my Friday has been uneventful, I hope yours was somewhat more exiting! Had an early appointment regarding my apartment, and because I am awful at arranging my schedule, naturally, I stayed up late, thus, spending majority of the day trying to 'recover' the lost sleep.
However, I dare say after waking up the day picked up! I decided to stay in and have some me-time (not quite what you think, I'm sure). So, I spent the rest of my Friday watching English period dramas!

I must say, although personally I dislike the works of Austen for their portrayal of female characters, they sure do make lovely movies (Mr. Darcy and Colonel Brandon are my two main movie-crushes, and I know I'm not alone there!) With a cup of tea and dark chocolate I spent my day swooning over gorgeous landscapes and men on horseback.

Just as I set my bed and prepared to sleep, my lovely upstairs neighbors decided to turn up their music and chatter, making it impossible to rest. Thanks to that I'm here,  typing away! 

I am going to be reviewing two of my all-time favorite lipsticks that I always reach for when going for an understated but still chic look. And I was inspired to do so by Austen characters, who wore that no-makeup look so perfectly. 

Interested in these lipsticks? Read more after the jump!

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