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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The Dramas of the Summer

NerdNoona Here!

So it is summer time and you know what that means, endless free time to do nothing but watch Korean dramas. This summer I’ve been bogged down with two internships at the same time which means I don’t always have a ton of time to watch the summer dramas. The summer is one of my favorite times for dramas. It really seems like the good dramas tend to come out around the hot season. This summer is no different. I have currently been obsessed with three shows that have really captured my attention and made me stay up way past my bedtime.

This summer drama season has finally got some amazing Romantic Comedies  that I am crazy for. It seems like the last few cycles of dramas have been really heavy with barely any fun thrown in so I am happy that Rom Coms are coming back into fashion so to speak.


The First on my list is a cute little drama which throws in a little supernatural flair to break up the usual rom com formula. I am of course talking about Oh My Ghostess

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This Rom Com follows a virgin ghost who can’t help but try to pop her ghost cherry. Her snarky attitude really brings a new life into a drama which had the potential to fail. Kim Seul Gi really plays the grudge holding Soon Ae well even though her parts are far and few between. Her flash backs are really one of my favorite parts of the drama. Na Bong Sun and Kang Sun Woo have a great chemistry that is hard to find in a lot of Rom Coms. I am really looking forward to seeing what else this drama has in store for me.

Next up is another Rom Com that has captured my attention. This rom com follows a girl who can’t lie and a boy who can’t dress, Pinocchio.

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I just started this drama today and I can say I already love it to bits. I was immediately drawn to the drama because of the actress Park Shin Hye. She has got to be one of my favorites of the Korean drama industry. She has played in two of my favorite dramas, Heartstrings and Flowerboy Next Door. I adore her acting as you can really feel her emotions while she is acting. I’ve only watched one episode of this drama, but I can already feel the chemistry of the actors. I am extremely excited to see what this drama will bring.

Last but not least we have a Melodrama. This drama deals with debt, mental illness, and loss. The drama Mask really gives you turn after turn.

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This is not my usual cup of tea, but I was intrigued none the less. This drama follows a woman, Ji Sook and later Eun Ha, who fakes her death to take the life of her doppelganger who is engaged to the traumatized CEO, Min Woo. This is a very deep drama that really leaves you on the edge of your seat. I really felt connected to Ji Sook/Eun Ha who are both caught in cages of their own. I’m on the fourth episode and I really feel that I am going to end up sobbing by the end of this drama.


And that brings the end of my new three summer drama obsessions. I am really pleased with what the summer dramas have to offer this year. When I finish these dramas, I will post a full review of each drama. If you are watching or have finished any of these dramas, let me know what you think!

Until Next Time!

NerdNoona ❤

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PS: How is Lee Jong Suk so good looking! Ugh, I need to go to Korea.

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 ❤

Its Been Awhile

NerdNoona Here,

It has been a while since I’ve posted. School has had me turned upside down but good news I’ll have some new stuff up soon! I have two meme boxes to review and some exciting new boxes that may be something not makeup!

As far as Korean Dramas, I may have been binge watching several shows while I’ve been procrastinating various projects. I have fallen in love with a relatively new drama called Sensory Couple. Its a cute drama but with a great story underneath. I adore the lead couple’s chemistry. Plus Park Yoo Chun is a hottie. (Even if it ends up sucking I may end up watching it just for him)

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Another drama that I’m trying out is Blood. I’ve only watched the first episode, but I’m really starting to like it. Ahn Jae-Hyeon is looking finnnneee,.

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As far as Lee Min Ho and Suzy, I’m ignoring it…… for now…..

Look out for all this new stuff I’m planning! Have faith my readers.

See You Next Time

NerdNoona ❤

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Memebox Unboxing and Review: Special #77 Lovely Boutique

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NerdNoona Here!

I have another Memebox review for you guys! This one is oh so cute!

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

Lets get into these adorable products!

Warning. If you’re a sucker for cute and exquisite packaging (with the added bonus of super effectiveness!) and love the enchantment of discovering swoon-worthy Korean cosmetics, you’re in for a really, really big treat.The Memebox beauty junkies took extra time and care to make sure that this magical box explodes with all things cute and lovely – complexion confections, skin care sensations, dreamy delights, lust-worthy lovables and much, much more! With a killer combo of quality brands and formulas, innovative beauty solutions, and drool-worthy packaging, this box will literally get you weak at the knees with just one look! Treat yourself to a little indulgence with extreme cute overload!

These box has my name written all over it! The cuteness of the products made my pre-finals week bearable!

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Look at how cute!

From Right to Left!

1. Too Cool for School: Dinoplatz Cinema City [Full Sized $30]

The packaging of this product is soo cute! I love the dino theme! I cannot believe that this little tube of CC Cream is 30 bucks! It is a good match for my skin and it feels great but the price is a little too crazy. There is a pretty strong scent to the product so if you don’t like strong scented things don’t go for this.

2. Shara Shara: Natural Shining BB SPF++ [Full Sized $16]

I cannot say enough good things. This makes my skin look so glowy. I am in love with the finish of this BB Cream. There is not a strong scent to it at all. This is a pretty big tube for the price and I am happy with the amount of product for the price.

3. TheYeon: Jeju Hallabong Energy Pack x 4 [Full Sized $6]

These are so cute! The texture is really strange on these masks. The texture remind me of chunky grape jelly. I have used one so far and it made my skin super soft. This are going to hydrate my skin after a long finals week.

4. Shara Shara: Only You Necklace Lip Balm No.1 Juicy Peach [Full Sized $34]

This is too cute for words. This is not something I would usually wear as a necklace but it would girly up any outfit I choose to wear it with. The actual lip product is pretty moisturizing and feels good on the lips. I don’t know if I would pay 34 bucks just for a necklace with lip balm in it though.

5. Shara Shara: Acerola Moist Oil Balm [Full Sized $17]

Another Shara Shara product! This brand has the cutest products! There is no scent at all that I can detect. The balm itself is very moisturizing and feels good on my elbows which are very dry in the winter. The tin is super durable and is perfect for just throwing in your purse or backpack. This is going to be a staple for my backpack.

6. Etude House: My Castle Hand Cream [Full Sized $7]

I knew there was going to be Etude House in here. This is probably my favorite of the products. I got mine in sweet cookie and the scent is to die for. The product packaging is so cute. I want to have them all! The hand cream is very rich and moisturizing.


Total Box Value:$110


Overall Thoughts

This box was pretty cute. I loved everything in there but I did feel that somethings were pricey for such little things. The CC cream especially is only 10ml and for the price points of thirty bucks it just doesn’t feel worth it. The cuteness of the box made my finals week bearable. I would love Memebox to do a lovely boutique #2.

Until Next Time!

NerdNoona ❤

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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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