HUGE Korean Beauty MEMEBOX Haul 2015 Pony Shine Easy Glam Yeondukong Summer Fun Box Vol.2 Hair Box #HairGameOnPoint

Since I’ve discovered memebox, I’ve already made like three huge purchases, literally buying for head to toe.

I don’t wear super heavy makeup and I don’t like to wear mascara or eyeliner often as they tend to dry out my eyes. If you are a lazy bug like I am, you are always out looking for makeup items that would simplify your steps of beautifying yourself. I’m a believer in less is more when it comes to makeup. Wearing tons of makeup, layering after layering is going to worsen the condition of you skin. Maybe in another topic I should write about my current face base makeup. For many years, I’ve stick with just bb cream and I failed many times in contouring, well, I did it all wrong back then, lol.  I would say that after I got into contouring, I couldn’t stop.  It did took me a while to find the right products for myself.

Well, let’s focus on just the HAUL for this post. My most recent two boxes are mostly eyeshadow makeup so I’m talking more about eyemakeup routine. I now use eyebrow pencil from It’S SKIN Baby Face Natural Eyebrow (01natural black) to draw my eye line and to my surprise it doesn’t fade, smear or smudge like usual eyeliners would, and this sister used waterproof back then. In my opinion, most waterproof eyeliners do nothing to prevent itself from fading and smearing on my lids, it crumbles instead of smears. Not anymore after I use It’S SKIN Baby Face Natural Eyebrow. I find it workable with other eyebrow pencils for some strange reasons, special the creamier ones.   However, I don’t use these creamy eyebrow pencils as an eyebrow pencil, they are a bit to wet for my taste. For my eyebrows, I like something that’s more dry but it is still a pencil because eyebrow powder just didn’t do the trick for me, I’ve tried both US brands and Korean brands, I ended up using those for my eyelids. Luckily, I’ve found my holy grail more than a year ago, which is my SANA – New Born EX 3-in-1 Eyebrow Mascara and Pencil (B02 Grayish Brown), However, it does rub off if I touch my eyebrows accidentally, so I like to wear a base color with CLIO Tinted Tattoo Kill Brow, which is a brow tint that gives a very natural look for brows. The color is very subtle and I’m glad I got the darkest color out of the three options (03) dark brown. I first discovered this in Koreadepart , but the shipping is too high for one item so I turned to eBay. I did purchased MEMEBOX I’M NANA Eyeshadow Palette from Koreadepart though, shipping being around $8 for one palette and one pencil, that’s the only place I could get it (I think it’s also available on Gmarket but Koreadepart still has a better price overall). It took forever to ship, it was around their holiday or something. However, I’m happy to get this palette because I love those cocktail colors.

Enough being said,  drum rolls for unboxing! It’s a bit unorganized as usual and please excuse the picture quality, it’s my iphone4

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My most recent purchases from MEMEBOX

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Pony’s Glam 2, Pony’s Glam 1 Originial, Pony’s Glam season 3 (brown), (Orange), I’m Nana Eyeshadow Palette

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All of my favorite eye makeup items, including Eye Booster 2-in-1 Lash Boosting Eyeliner + Serum, L’Oreal Infallible Silkissime Eyeliner in Green Ivy, I’m NANA eyeliner

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Yeondukong Summer Fun Box Vol.2

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Pony’s Favorite Set #01 Brown

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Brown on left Orange on Right

Pony's Favorite Set #01 Brown

If you read my previous post, you would know that I bought the Pony’s Season 3 Eyeshadow palette in the orange one and I love it. I haven’t had a chance to work this quad out, but I’m sure it’s going to be pretty gorgeous like the orange one. If you are struggling between the three and you think you’ve enough nude shades in the house, you should get the orange one. I don’t know if it’s just me being a pale Asian having problems with western brand eyeshadows, they don’t work very well with my skin color and I have trouble finding the right color lipsticks as well. The only western color makeup that has worked with my skin is FLOWER by Drew Barrymore, however, none of her current eyeshadow palettes attract me enough to buy them.

I’m so glad that Pony’s choices of color really work for my skin color and my features in general. I only purchased one palette on my first order and was hesitant to get other items in her line. After I became really satisfied with her eyeshadow palette, I’ve decided to buy her lipsticks as well. I was only going to order 02 Spring Romance, but the set for BROWN + Rose Garden 01 was really attempting. I don’t have a nude palette so I thought it wouldn’t hurt to get her BROWN eyeshadow palette and lipstick came with it. I would say it’s a great, the Rose Garden came with it it’s super gorgeous and it’s semi-matte. I didn’t think I was going to like it as much, but I think I would be one of my favorite go to color. The color is toned down than 02 Spring Romance,

wearing ros

Me wearing Pony’s rose garden

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me wearing 02 Spring Romance

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Haven’t use any of these to comment, but I love the color as it appears on the bottle.
Meme Nails Base Coat

XO MEMEBOX

Meme Nails Base Coat

This looks milky to me, I think it would do the job to even out the nail color.
Play Nail Art Gel Coat

ETUDE HOUSE

Play Nail Art Gel Coat

My favorite top coat is discontinued, it’s a japanese brand, but they don’t make anymore of those and it has been the best top coat ever, I wish this one I got could replace it. 
Meme Nails Nail Strengthener

XO MEMEBOX

Meme Nails Nail Strengthener

Looks super pretty and it could be wear alone if I just want bare nail look with a hint of healthy inner color

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One swipe of her lipstick, so bold and bright and no fading for hours

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CONS: a bit difficult to remove it thoroughly, so i don’t wear this everyday

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Yeondukong Summer Fun Box Vol.2

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Yeondukong Fix Lip, bold orangy red

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1.Yeondukong Easy Blushing Stick #02 Lively Coral 2.Yeondukong Easy Highlighting Stick #01 Sheer Gold 3. Yeondukong Easy Shading Stick #01 Contouring Brown

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1.Yeondukong Easy Blushing Stick #02 Lively Coral
2.Yeondukong Easy Highlighting Stick #01 Sheer Gold
3. Yeondukong Easy Shading Stick #01 Contouring Brown
Yeondukong Summer Fun Box Vol.2

Yeondukong Summer Fun Box Vol.2

I’m amazed at this set, very comparable to high-end multiple sticks.

Shading stick is creamy and easily blended, Blushing Stick is ok, nothing surprising, but oh my, the highlighting stick is really awesome, I didn’t think I was going to like it because I don’t do highlight as I try to stay away from things that’s glittery and shimmery, but this is just glowing, but not glittery. I rub a product of the product on my finger tips and apply from the checkbone up to my temple and a dab just a bit on my cupid’s bow, wow, it makes me have that natural inner glow, it’s super natural.

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The hair box, everything was in box except for the shampoo, it was on the side

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Hair Box #HairGameOnPoint

Hair Box #HairGameOnPoint

Yes, I’ve use everything in this set, no complaint and I wish to buy more of this~ If you want to know how

I have to say that CC cream in syringe smells really good. I got this because I want to try out the Mise en Scéne Perfect Serum, it’s decent. I have no problem using up these which is great because a lot of hair products I’ve tried, they are so bad that I have to throw them away before finishing.

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The orginial Easy Glam, Pony’s first palette.

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Close up for GLAM2

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Glam2 comes with a decent dual end brush sponge applicator

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BOX with names on back

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Box with names on the back

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GLAM3 BROWN

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ROSE GARDEN (L), SPRING ROMANCE (R)

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BROWN (L), ORANGE (R)

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ALL my favorite current eye shadow palettes

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IM NANA

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Pony Blossom Lipstick #02 Spring Romance

PONY x MEMEBOX

Pony Blossom Lipstick #02 Spring Romance

BEAUTIFUL color just as expected, bolder than Rose Garden

$12.00
Pony Shine Easy Glam Seasons 1 & 2 Value Set

PONY x MEMEBOX

Pony Shine Easy Glam Seasons 1 & 2 Value Set

$35.00

I got this edition right before the launch of Pony’s new & improved shine easy glam 

The new & improved took out the applicators and both palettes are equal in size.

Maybe too many people complain on how small the Glam 2 really is and a lot of people side GLAM 2 has a lot of fallouts. I don’t know if the formula really changes, if you got both, let me know it has changed.

I haven’t use the GLAM 2, I’ve so far used the EASY GLAM 1, I really like it, no crazy fallout or anything. From the online description, it seems like the new & improved shine easy glam changed the formula and it would deliver bolder color.

I’ll update on that later and do more in dept comparison then

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Disclaimer: Bought with my own money for sheer honest review

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(Tips) the only product that I need to achieve my daily no-make up look (suitable for everyday and school gals too)

Being an Asian growing up in the western culture meaning that most of the makeup tips that were published in the beauty magazine didn’t really apply. I remember buying the first book on makeup, I was really excited because it was one of the few that featured Asian models.

Many years past by since that book and I have read many books since then. with the growing of online communities and tutorials, I’m now able to say that I know how to work my face and I came to be pretty good at drawing my own liners, I also have to contribute a part of that to my early art classes in school.

Let’s be real girls, the more product you apply, the more likely they are going to smear on you and they get worse if you wear glasses.

Since I do wear glasses on daily basis, I have opted out the following
eye makeup: dark liquid liners, false lashes, color eye shadows, eye primers, overly glittery shadows.

In my opinion, The real no-makeup look has these qualities,
Let’s break downs:

*people couldn’t tell that you are actually wearing any makeup up close
*that means that they couldn’t tell in person not on camera
*it’s long lasting
*it accentuates your features

Here’s my method
tools needed
*precise concealer brush (I’m using a smash box precise concealer brush)
Note: although an eyeliner brush or a Q-tips would do, smaller concealer is softer and apples the line very smoothly

Only makeup item needed
*smudge & smear proof
lasting cream eyeshadow (I’m us Maybelline studio 24h eyeshadow in color tough as taupe)
Note: this color has no shimmer, perfect for lining your eyes, drawing your eyebrows and contour.

This is how I do it (checkout the pic below)
Gently pick up product (Maybelline studio 24h eyeshadow in color tough as taupe) with the brush ( smash box precise concealer brush) and apply to the blue highlighting areas.

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Curl them lashes
(optional: on days that I want my lashes to be a little bit more perky, I’ll curl them and apply one coat of mascara to the tip of the lashes, not all the way from the root to the tip because the mascara will weight down the curl that I just made with the eye curler and the end result will not be as natural if I’ve just apply from root to the tip. )

That’s it….
Your eyes will look brighter, and more deep set, very very subtle! But you can see how it really reshapes my eyebrows and it really helps me reduces the white area in my eyes given an appearance of a deeper set of eyes

I hope this tip is helpful
(PS: personal recommendation, paid everything out of my own pocket)

Note: if you have been reading my blog, you know that I’ve become more health conscious since I started this blog hence the name of the blog “An Ongoing Healing Journey”
here is the rating on skindeep

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Before and after pics

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