I really should stop going to this store. My savings have started suffering ever since I discovered The Etude House T__T I just can’t help myself, I want everything they have in there! It’s gotten even worse ever since Ezra started liking the store too after seeing it in the Korean drama “You’re Beautiful”.
Anyway, our family went to Megamall this morning to have lunch with some relatives at Saisaki/Dad’s. And of course, no trip to Megamall is complete without a visit to The Etude House, but this time I was there for a specific reason. Brinks asked me to get her a tube of the BB Magic Cream I’ve been telling her about. I promised myself that was all I’m going to buy today … which of course didn’t happen.
Here’s my haul for today:
Two bottles of nailpolish and some nail art stickers. I’ve never tried any type of nail art before (at least I don’t think so), and I’ve always been curious about those nail stickers. I see them all the time when I buy something since they’re right next to the register, so I decided to try them out.
Apricot stick #3. This thing smells so good! I love it~ And the color’s really nice too. I’ve been looking for a substitute to my Burt’s Bees tinted lip balm (my favorite lip product right now), and this looks promising. And it’s only P198, weeeee~
EDIT: I’ve been using this for over a month now and I still love it. I just wish it was more moisturizing on my lips, like my Burt’s Bees lip balm. But other than that it’s great :D
Fresh Nailwash Safe: Nail color remover. I normally use Sally Hansen’s nail polish remover and it works well for me, but I’ve heard good reviews about this product so I decided to try it out. The thing I love most about it is the smell. It doesn’t have that strong chemical smell that most nail polish removers have. I mean it still smells like nail polish remover, but it doesn’t burn my nostrils as much as the others. It also leaves a sweet fruity (?) scent on your nails after you use it. This also comes in blue, which supposedly has a different scent, but when I tried it at the store they smelled the same, so I went for the pink one. The best part? It’s only P78!
And of course, Brinks’ BB cream. I’ve been using this for about 2 months now and I love it. It evens out my skin tone and covers up my blemishes pretty well. It also gives my skin that dewy effect :)
BB stands for “blemish balm”. Basically, this product is supposed to conceal your blemishes, and at the same time, improve your skin complexion. Skin care and makeup in one product, wow~
When I first started using it, I started getting pimples on my forehead, so I thought I was allergic to it. I’ve read reviews where people claim to have broken out because of certain BB creams (though I haven’t come across reviews saying that Etude’s BB cream caused them to break out). It made me so sad because I was excited about this product. But, because I didn’t want my money to go to waste, I continued using it, hoping that my breakout was just due to my period. After a while, my pimples started to clear up, so I guess it the BB cream wasn’t to blame, phew! I still get breakouts once a month, but I’m pretty sure its due to hormones (since they happen right before my period) and not my BB cream.
I love how it looks on my skin, but I’m not really sure about the skin care part of it. So far I haven’t seen any drastic improvements in my skin, but Ckloy’s been telling me that my acne scars have lightened and that my skin’s much clearer now. Weeee~ (Although that could just be because the BB cream conceals my scars pretty well)
EDIT: (Additional info) I’ve given Brinks her BB cream and she told me it doesn’t work as well for her as it does for me. Even after applying it to her face, she still needs to wear concealer to hide her pimple scars. I’m fine with just using this on my face, it hides my scars well so concealer is not necessary for me. So I guess it all depends on your skin, whether this will be good or not. She also claims to have problems with pimples after using it, but it could also be due to the fact that she’s extremely stressed these days. Who knows? Maybe it just doesn’t suit her skin
Also, I’ve recently read somewhere that this specific product from Etude House is not really meant for skincare, more on makeup. They said that if you want the BB cream with better skin care, its better to go for Etude House’s Precious Minerals BB Cream, which is a bit more expensive. I’m not sure if this is true, since everything on the box is written in Korean. Like I said, I haven’t seen drastic changes in my skin, but I noticed that I’ve been getting less pimples than I used to (except when *that* time of the month comes around).