Quick Review: [Holika Holika] Wonder Drawing No Smudge Liquid Eyeliner

Hello my lovelies,

I have been obsessed lately with the Korean trend of puppy dog eyeliner. I have rather almond-shaped eyes that seem a bit too upturned for my liking. I love using this trend to downturn my eyes and make them look soft and feminine. So I’ve been on a hunt for a new eyeliner that will not move on the course of a hard day at school. I’m at school for sometimes 8 hours at a time and with allergies my eyes can get watery. I was on the lookout for an eyeliner that was black and did not move.

I picked up the Holika Holika Wonder Drawing eyeliner from Jolse on Amazon. I didn’t know what to expect when I ordered it. I had heard next to nothing about the product so I went in blind. As soon as I got the product, I tried it out immediately.


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First Impression: I was surprised at the packing. It was small and compact which I liked as I dislike bulky packaging. The design is slick and unassuming which I am like. As for the brush, it is similar to a small paintbrush. It is stiff but still has some flex to the wand. As for myself, I really like this style of brush as it makes it easier to control the movement. It doesn’t really have a specific smell at least nothing I can detect.

Formula: I was impressed on how well the formula glided onto my eyelids. The formula is also very black and slightly shiny which is not an issue for me. It dries really fast so there is no transferring of product into the crease or onto the lid if you need to blink. Now it gets into the tricky part, testing how long it lasts. This one was hard. I would say it lasts well for about 5 or 6 hours with no issues. Once you get into more advanced time, it does time to disappear. I would like to say that this disappearance is totally due to how watery my eyes are. I am constantly rubbing at my eyes as well. I am confident this would last even long if you don’t have these same problems.


Conclusion: I really enjoy this eyeliner for everyday use. It is easy to use and lasts for the majority of the day for my watery eyes. It only cost 6.95 for Jolse on Amazon and for that price I would say it is excellent at what it does. I like it better than some of my high-end brands of liquid liner. If you want an affordable and quality liquid eyeliner I would recommend this one 100%!

Until Next Time!

NerdNoona

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Product Review: Etude House Color My Brows

NerdNoona Here!

School just started up so I have been busy getting in the groove of waking up super early and walking a million miles from my car to my classes. While I was ordering my books I pick up some products to get free shipping. Among the things I got (I will be doing reviews on all the products I got in the coming weeks) I picked up a brow mascara. I love having amazing looking brows that scream “I have time to look pretty”! Sometimes though, I don’t have time to sculpt my brows or I want my filled in brows to not move.

So while I was browsing Jolse’s shop on amazon, I spotted the Etude House Color My Brows and I fell in love.

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I got the darkest color Rich Brown because my natural hair is black and my eyebrows are pretty dark themselves. At first when I got my package I was a little freaked out. The brow mascara was in a pretty light brow color and I was convinced it was the wrong one but as soon as I put it in my brows I was shown the light. This brow mascara is a beautiful natural color for my brows. The wand is small though not too small. It is small enough to not smear product all over my face but big enough to get the job done quickly. Not only does this product excel in color and application, it also has amazing stay power and makes my brows STAY! I have sweated all my makeup off but this stays put. It makes the brows a bit crispy to the touch but nothing too bad. I am so amazed at how well it really looks. I wear this alone or combined with my Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Pomade in Ebony. Both ways look great and I have got numerous compliments on my brows when wearing this product. They have an amazing range of colors catering to every brow/hair color. I like that the formula is not INTENSELY pigmented. It brings color to the brows but doesn’t make them looks like you took a sharpie to your brows.

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Here is a picture of the brow mascara on its own! Isn’t it beautiful!


Price: $5.97 USD on Jolse Amazon Shop

The price point is excellent for this brow mascara for the quality of the product


Final Remarks: If you love to have amazing brows, try this out. It is cheap and looks amazing on the brows. If you are busy, on the go, or just lazy about doing your brows, you need this .


Until Next Time,

NerdNoona ❤

PS: Now I have to go back to real life and do papers and read dry history articles.

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3B: Beauty Beyond Borders Review

NerdNoona Here!

So recently I was on the hunt for a Birchbox or Ipsy like service for Asian products. I stumbled upon the 3B sample box. I was instantly intrigued. It is a new box that only launched a couple of months ago. I signed up and was off the waiting list before I knew it.

“We believe in seeing all the beauty in the world.

However you feel, wherever you’re going, be your own kind of beautiful” – 3B Philosophy


The box has a price similar to Ipsy and Birchbox with its price point hitting at only $12 USD. The box comes with four to five deluxes beauty samples in every box. Even though the samples are few, deluxe means that there will be none of those foil packets that all of us hate getting in sample boxes. Hit their website to learn more about the box and their story as a company.

When I received my box, I was relieved to see how well it was packaged. When something is coming from a sample service, I am always nervous that something will go wrong and something inside will be broken. Everything was beautiful when I opened the box. The packaging is simple and chic, no hassle of tissue paper and a cute cinch bag to re use. I was amazed to see that all but one product was full sized!

Lets get into the Products!


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SkinFood False Lashes:

These false lashes are great for everyday because they are not too long and voluminous. They are made to work with shorter Asian lashes and this makes applying these a charm. I liked getting lashes in boxes like these because of the fact that I never know what lashes look good on my eyes.

TonyMoly Tangerine Whitening Hand Cream:

This handcream is the bees knees. It smells heavenly and doesn’t have that lotion greasy feeling on the hands. My boyfriend wants to eat my hands when I wear this.

TonyMoly Lovely Eyebrow Pencil:

Okay I admit it I have a love affair with Tony Moly. Even though there are two products of the same brand in the box, I really don’t mind one bit. This brow pencil really reminds me of the Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz but with a softer brush head. The color is a bit too light for my black hair and black brows but it works well in the front of my brows. I would love to get this pencil in a darker shade.

Etude House Baking Powder BB Deep Cleansing Foam:

This exfoliating scrub is different than anything I have ever tried. I adore Korean face wash and this is no different. I love using this when my skin needs a good scrub which is about once a week. This small size will last me for a while. I love that this is the only deluxe sized sample in the box. All the others were full sized.

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Overall Thoughts:

This box is well worth the money. The product value adds up to about 20 or so dollars which means the box is paid for and more. I am really looking forward to receiving more boxes and really seeing where this box goes.

Until Next Box!

NerdNoona ❤

Memebox Unboxing and Review: Special #43 K-Style 3

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NerdNoona Here!

I have another Memebox review for you guys! (I am sooo obsessed aren’t I)

A little about Memebox first!

Memebox is currently the #1 beauty box provider in Korea, and arrived here in the US and other countries just recently! There are a couple of different boxes: Memebox, Memebox Special Editions, Superbox and Luckybox. Boxes are shipped internationally but not all countries are included. Clickhere to see if your country is included. Memebox is not a continuous monthly service like Ipsy or Birchbox. New boxes are released  all the time with exciting themes! More information can be found at here! And now for a little bit about the different boxes.

  • Memebox:
    The original Memebox comes packed with 4 – 8 full-size products and deluxe samples. Boxes in each Memebox series always contain the same products, and contents vary from hair and body products, to skin-care and makeup products.
  • Memebox Special Edition:
    Memebox special edition comes packaged with 4-8 full-size products and deluxe samples under its own theme. Memebox special edition is designed to meet various concerns, beauty trends, and also seasonal needs.
  • Superbox:
    Superbox was inspired by our Memebox lovers, looking for full-sized products catered to specific needs. Each Superbox series comes with its own theme, designed to target particular concerns, or collaboration with our favorite brands!
  • Luckybox:
    We created Luckybox to give everyone a different and unique box full of our favorite products for you to feel like the luckiest person in the world! Every Luckybox is unique and is filled with 4 – 8 full sized products and deluxe samples carefully curated from Korea to give you the best experience and widest exposure to a range of products

Now lets get into this Review!

Lights, camera, action! From youthful and innocent girl-next-door looks to glamorous and badass beauty looks, KPOP idols rock the hottest, most up-to-date beauty trends in all of Korea.Take these glam and glitz KPOP idol looks from on-stage to on-the-street and add some spice to your look!Thanks to this 3rd K-Style Cosmetics Box, your makeup look spectrum will range from soft and neutral to flashy and bold looks. Take beauty advice from your favorite KPOP idols and steal the spotlight!

Lets take a little peak at these goodies!

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1. Tonymoly 7 Days Tattoo Eyebrow 02 Dark Brown [Full Sized $8]

This stuff is good but it doesn’t really last seven days on me. It is a beautiful color that matches my hair perfectly. It makes my brows look very natural and hair like. The tip is quite flexible and fluid. This product is kinda meh for me but I do like the color. It just makes promises it doesn’t keep.

2. Style Y Color Fit Creamy Lip & Cheek 02 Smoothie Pink [Full Sized $13]

I like this product but only for my cheeks. It gives such a natural flush to my cheeks and makes a nice glow. On my lips it feels a bit dry and flaky. The smell is quite pleasant and not bothering to the nose. I enjoy this product and I don’t see myself running out of it soon.

3. Vella Flower Flower B.B [Full Sized $26]

Holy Coverage Batman! This is one of the best BB creams I have ever tried! I am in love with the feel on my skin! I cannot rave about this enough. It matches my NC 15 skin perfectly and gives me a nice glow. I use it with one of the last products I’ll talk about to give me a beautiful base.

4. Color World Jewelish Stick Shadow 07 Starship Violet [Full Sized $13]

This is a fun product! It has a great texture that glides on the lids. I would have rather have gotten the green shade though. The purple is lost on my blue eyes. This is an easy product to use when you are in a hurry.

5. Style Y Soft Fit Mix & Match Pencil and Powder Shadow 02 Borwn Liner & Peach Tip [Full Sized $9]

I love this product but I do not like the shadow side applicator. The shades are beautiful and they are an easy go to product when I am in a rush. The sponge tip applicator hurts the soft skin near my tear ducts. The shades are very complementary to my coloring and eye shades so I see myself using this up fast.

6. Secret Kiss Face Fit Strobe Cream [Full Sized $11]

This is my absolute favortie product in this box. This is a stop on dupe for MAC’s Strobe cream. The price point is amazing and the product is amazing. I use this daily with the BB cream that I also received. I have never gotten so many compliments on my skin. I am in love with this product! I will purchase this over and over and over again!


Total Box Value:$80


Overall Thoughts:

For one things, all the products were full sized which is amazing. All these products I can see myself using every single day. This is the first makeup centered box I have gotten. Lets just say I’m hooked!

If you plan on doing a Memebox or Memeshop Haul soon, I have a coupon for $5 off $30 or more! Use F1X34Y at checkout!

Leave comments for me!

Until Next Time!

NerdNoona ❤

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PS: Why can’t I be that cute?!

*This box was provided by Memebox for Reviewing Purposes. But I promise you that all my opinions expressed are indeed my own!

Review: Epielle Facial Essence Mask

NerdNoona here!

First I want to thank everyone who entered my meme points giveaway! We had over 250 entries which is amazing! The winners will be contacted soon by Memebox!

Now that we have that excitement out of the way, lets get into this review!

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This is something my mom picked up for me at Big Lots. She knows I have an obsession with sheet masks, especially ones from Korea. These are indeed made from Korea, from a company called Epielle. I did a little research and discovered that they are known as a cheap brand but of course cheap does not mean low quality. These masks feel quite good to the touch. The mask itself is not rough at all which is great! They are loaded with moisture which is something I look for in a good mask. I’ve had more expensive masks dry out because they were not loaded with the essence. These masks are not revolutionary. They did not make my skin perfect but they did do their job. My skin felt hydrated and moisturized. The scent is pleasant and very relaxing. These are not going to change your skin greatly but for 2 bucks for 4 masks they are amazing for those nights where you want to wind down and relax. I would recommend them for anyone that wants an inexpensive mask to throw on after a hard day of work or school. Have you ever tried these before? If you have let me know what you think of them!

Until Next Time!

NerdNoona ❤

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Korean Beauty and Skincare Haul!

NerdNoona Here!

Who is ready for a skincare and beauty haul?

Recently I made an order to TesterKorea for a few samples and other odds and ends. I am in love with everything I received! At the end of this haul, I also will give a review on the site itself.  Image

Look at those beautiful goodies! My pretties! I bought 16 things and only spent around 16,000 won without shipping. I opted for the cheapest shipping because I’m cheap but it still came in about 2 weeks!

Let’s get started!

In the skincare department:

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Skinfood Chlorella Nose Clear Patch

Tony Moly Panda’s Dream Eye Patch

Etude House Black Charcoal Chin Pack

Etude House 3D Princess Mask

Beauty Friends Essence Mask Sheet

Skinfood Black Sugar Perfect First Serum

Food-a-holic 3D Natural Essence Mask

Esfolio Milk Essence Mask Sheet

Innisfree It’s Real Green Tea Mask

Etude I Need You, Pomegranate! Mask Sheet

Skinfood Watery Berry mini Gift Set

Skinfood Young Leaves Pure Cabbage Gift Set

Skinfood Black Pomegranate Gift Set

That’s it for the skincare. I like getting samples of products so I can be sure whether I care for the formula. I have gotten into Korean skincare as of late and I’m so glad I did. I am in love with this dewy and glowing skin! The gift sets are pretty generous in size!

In the Beauty Department:

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TonyMoly Petit Bunny Gloss Bar

Lioele Princess Mirror

Etude Multi Hair Pen

Can I just say that the Hair Pen is the best thing ever! I will be using this bad boy all next week while I study for my finals. The mirror is so tiny and delicate. I do feel like a princess! I now have two of the Bunny Glosses. I absolutely love how glossy they are and the light wash of color they give the lips is great! (They smell so good too!)

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