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BH Cosmetics Holiday 2013


Wednesday, April 16, 2014 // 9:48 PM

I recently received the lovely Velvet Beaute Brush set from which contains a total of 9 full size brushes. The Velvet Beaute Brush set is designed to provided consistent and smooth application of makeup with a soft velvety feel. I am here to share with you on how well these brushes function and how good the quality of them is.

I got these brushes in the mail a few days before I was set to move to South Korea. I had just enough time before my travel date to test them out and decide wether or not they were worth bringing to South Korea with me. Over those few days I came to quite the decision!

I decided to bring only these brushes with me to South Korea! Meaning out of my entire makeup brush collection I chose only this set to bring! Why you ask? Well because they were so much better then my previously owned brushes!

The Velvet Beaute Brush set provides everything you need in a brush set from face brushes all the way to eye brushes you have all the basic essentials you need to create a flawless looking face. Not only does it just provide the essentials but it also comes in a very convenient and easy to use travel case that can also stand up right and be displayed on your makeup counter for easy access to your brushes.

The main reason as to why I decided to bring only these brushes with me to Korea was because of how silky smooth they were in comparison to my old brushes! Every single brush in this set is very soft and smooth and on top of that they are all very dense and thick. Each brush is loaded up with hairs, letting you achieve the most flawless application of makeup without having any blotches.

Each brush in the set is designated for a particular use and function. I have listed the brushes functions bellow in reference to the numbering in the above photo.

  1. Foundation - Classic tapered foundation brush
  2. Flattop - Classic dense flattop foundation/mineral powder brush
  3. Powder - Classic large powder brush face & body
  4. Contour - Dense angled contour brush / blush brush
  5. HD Concealer - Dense synthetic style blending brush
  6. Tapered Eye - Dense medium pencil brush
  7. Blending - Dense blending brush
  8. Shader - Flat eyeshadow brush
  9. Dual - Dual ended multi use eyeliner brush/lip brush
Out of this set of brushes I have 3 that have become my holy grail must have brushes which are the Flattop brush, the HD Concealer brush and the Contour brush! These three brushes stomped my old brushes! I had nothing like them and they were such a treat to use! I use the HD concealer brush daily to conceal unsightly spots. The brush works wonders on concealing acne pimples, acne scars and even redness and under eye circles without looking like you have concealer on! The Flattop brush works amazing with liquid, cream and even powder foundations! It creates a skin like look to your foundation making it look like you aren't even wearing any while still providing a even coverage. The Contour brush works amazingly for both bronzer and blusher. It creates a perfect application of powder with zero blotches, perfect application every time!

I couldn't be any happier with my decision to bring these brushes with my to South Korea! They are the perfect amount of brushes for daily life and for travel, all providing a very soft and smooth application while also being a convenient travel size in a cute velvet case!

Want to see each individual brush? Watch my video review bellow to here my thoughts!

Want to know where to get these brushes? head on over to IMOMOKO.COM by clicking here! Make sure to use my coupon code BBFORYOU to get 10% OFF this brush set and get FREE SHIPPING with any bonus small purchase! Just spend $1 more! :D That is one crazy amazing deal! 

I hope you enjoyed this review post! 

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// 4:26 AM

So while I was still living in Canada a couple weeks ago I was really craving a good hair cut and refreshed colour. However prices where I lived were expensive. I heard that in Korea hair cut prices are way less expensive depending on where you go and the cuts and colour are very good! So I decided to hold out on updating my style until I got to Korea.

Two days ago I went to Juno Hair. I had only heard good things about the chain online and figured it would be worth my while. So I gathered my money and decided I would treat myself to an intensive salon day. I wanted a cut to remove all the broken hair, a new colour because I was tired of my blonde and then I wanted a magic treatment to bring health back to my dead hair.

I brought a picture into the salon to show the stylist exactly what I wanted so there would be no miscommunication and they could literally see what I wanted.

I showed them the colour and cut to the right and said I wanted that colour and that cut. They agreed and pointed to the colours on the colour chart which were the exact same so I agreed.

As you can tell the results were not good... Just my luck after not going to a salon in 3.5 years!

This is what I got... a lighter top of my hair and a dark blue grey shade at the ends... when you compare it to what I asked for and showed them there is nothing at all similar! :( Surprising I was only slightly devastated, I was happy because I mostly wanted all the dead cut off which I knew was the majority of my length. I also had the urge to go darker but I was scarred to so didn't request it. 

However what bothers me the most is how in the world did they thing putting a dark blue colour over a very light blonde was a good idea? What also bothers me again is that the blue dark they put on the bottom clearly was not the colour we agreed on. Since I am quite knowledge in hair dye and mixing, I know 100% that they messed up hugely on my hair. Thankfully they gave me a discount for ruining my hair. Naturally if I wasn't meeting someone in the next hour for lunch I would have made them fix my hair right there on the spot. But I was already running late so I quietly left with a disappointed look on my face.

To top it off the stylist kept insisting I give him my phone number the entire time he was doing my hair... It made the process awkward because I was there to get a new style... not get hit on! >.<

That night I kept considering going back and making them fix my hair for free but I came to the conclusion that if they messed my hair up that badly which should have been a very simple and easy dye job, then there was no way they would be able to properly fix it without making it worse.

So as per usual I decided to take matters into my own hands and use my own skills to fix their mess. 

I walked to my local Lotte market and picked up a dye brand that I was familiar with which was the Japanese brand Fresh Light.

Since for some reason they put such a dark cool ash blue brown colour in my hair I had to pick up a red colour to counter the blue. I was very limited on my options since Korea seriously doesn't have a large hair dye variety. Literally they have 1% compare to North America! Not much selection at all. This was the only colour that had a good amount of red. 

The packaging sure it cute though! This also was the only dye that showed it being able to go over multiple hair colours.

As soon as I got home I started to add the colour. I surprisingly really loved the product! There was so much foam! I had so much extra it was fabulous and it spread evenly all through my hair leaving no patches or dry spots. A very even and mess free application.

I let the product sit for the max amount of time to make sure it took properly on all the sections of my hair. I was nervous at first while it was processing because the colour was looking very red and almost like a dark pink.

But it turned out great! My hair colour still is not truly even but it is so much better then how it looked! The colour is now fairly consistent and the top of my head isn't substantially lighter then the ends. The ends of my hair that were previously blue are now more of a burgundy colour while it fades up into a nice rich chocolate medium brown colour.

As you can see it is a lot better then what the salon had done to my hair! I still can't believe how terrible it was >.<  he even tried to cover it up by telling me it will wash out to blonde in 3 washes. If I was someone who didn't know hair dye then he may have been able to fool me. But I have years of experience and know for a fact that he just messed up hugely :P

What I am hoping for is that the colour that was previously a grey blue will now wash out to more of a warm light brown colour rather then washing out to grey hair lol. I will probably have to re-dye my hair again in a month of so just to even it out more but for now this is 1000% better and I am now finally happy with it!

Anyways that is my horrid hair story from my salon visit! What do you think of my new hair colour and cut?

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Friday, April 11, 2014 // 9:56 PM
KOREAN BEAUTY HAUL! Etude House and Beyond

Of course, of course. How in the world could I move to Korea and refrain from purchasing some cosmetics?! Of course, of course I could not resist especially living so close to an area that has everything you could imagine! :3 I live near AK Plaza in Seohyeon Bundang, South Korea where there is everything! It is a district in Seoul near Gangnam area. 

On my second day here I just had to do a small haul from the local Etude House and Beyond stores! 

Watch the video to see everything I got!

At night time AK Plaza is lit up and looks so amazing! You don't see anything quite like this back in Canada where I come from! I was so overwhelmed the first time I saw this scene I didn't know what stores to go into! In fact, I still haven't been into many of them at all! Hardly any since there are so so so many stores in 1 place! 

However I did of course go into the beauty stores such as Etude House! Plus look how cute their store is! Even the inside is super adorable! :3

So I did pick up a few products from Etude House. Luckily for me, the day I decided to go in they were handing out free luxury cotton pad samples! I already own some but it is always nice to get free stuff :)

Since I already own a ton of makeup all I bought was the Vivid Popstick in Teenage Dream. It is a matte lip staining product that is in crayon form which is my favorite type! It was 7,000 won *$7*.

I also pictured up 2 face masks from Etude House which were 950won each around .95 cents CAD! Such a good price! I grabbed the Tea Tree mask, Vitamin Complex mask and I got a free sample Pomegranate mask!

Next I went to BEYOND and picked up an eyebrow pencil. I didn't bring any of my brow products with me so I was badly in need of one! I got the Line Art Auto Pencil in Ebony.

I LOVE their sheet masks so I grabbed 4! I got the Aloe mask, Natto mask, Honey mask, Lemon mask and the Magosteen mask! Their masks are very moisturizing and very natural. Each mask was 1,000won *$1*!

BEYOND also had a deal on for their specialty masks, 3 for 2 something. I can't remember the exact amount it was but it was a good deal so I grabbed a 3 pack of the Nose mask! :D

 I didn't buy too much stuff here right away because I don't want to blow all my cash since I am going to be living here for 1 year. I'm not here on vaca! :P

Anyways I hope you enjoyed this South Korea beauty haul!
Thanks for reading! xoxo

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