Blooming Sparkly Red Rose


Sunday, 28 December 2014

✿A Princess Beauty Haul with Etude House✿

   Hello everyone! I hope you are all having an awesome holiday season with family, friends and lots of delicious food! I am here today with a haul post for you. I have had these goodies for about a month now, so I thought it was about time to give them proper attention.
   For starters, let me tell you a few words about Etude House. It is one of the most popular Korean beauty brands, also one of the most known ones in the western world. Its main characteristic is super cute and girly packaging, like princess or sweets related collections, and a huge variety of beauty products that you just have to have, or at least if you are like me... :D! Plus, all that comes at very reasonable prices, like western drugstore brands. For a better feeling of Etude House you can visit their global site/store, see for yourselves their products and also info about the brand. Or visit the official Korean site for an amazing intro and a more complete selection of products (it's all in Korean but don't be put off by that). On a side-note I will tell you that I make my orders mostly from eBay, as the last time I checked, the official global store didn't offer all the products, especially what I was looking for, and also shipping costs were quite expensive.

Wednesday, 24 December 2014

Playing with nailpolish❣

   Hello everyone!For this post I thought I'd talk to you about another one of my addictions,nailpolish and nail art. Of course I am not an expert or anything, I just love painting my nails, or should I say better, decorating them. So I am going to show you some of the nail designs I did the past couple of months,tell you what I used and maybe inspire you to do your own. We are talking about easy nail art here, so don't worry, if I can do it (beginner, clumsy, two left hands :P) you can do it, too!~(˘▾˘~)

Tuesday, 28 October 2014

{Top Korean Beauty Brands} : ❤ Holika Holika ❤

Korean beauty goodies from Holika Holika and Tony Moly.
  Hello everyone!!I know I've been MIA for sometime, but that's what summer heat and gaming do to me (no what a better way to come back than with my favourite subject, Korean beauty products!! I am sure I've said this before, but once you ride the asian beauty wave, and in my case the korean beauty wave, there is no turning back. So many brands, so much variety, so many products to look into, covering all possible needs, and most importantly you can find so many affordable though high-quality products! That's no wonder considering the fact that Asians take their skincare seriously. So, after my dear friend Cel's idea/recommendation, comes this series of posts about my "Top Korean Beauty Brands".
  Today, I am going to talk to you about a brand called Holika Holika. If you haven't heard of it before, it's a brand with affordable beauty products, covering skincare, makeup, haircare etc, and of course super cute packaging!! For the curious eye, you can look on this site, which is the Canadian official site, for an example of what the brand is about. Unfortunately, Holika Holika doesn't have a global online store, but you can still find the products easily on eBay.

Monday, 21 July 2014

More Memebox Fun! {Summer Box, Pore Care #2 and Mask Edition #3}

 Hello everyone! How 've you been?? I have noticed that Memebox is becoming more and more popular over the world, even here among greek beauty addicts! I have 3 boxes that I haven't showed you, so I had to make an unboxing post for them, as I am extremely impatient and already started "picking" on them. So today we talk about Memebox Superbox #23, Memebox The Mask Edition #3 and Superbox #Pore Care 2! You can call this a synchronised Memebox attack,too, as the past days two lovely blogger ladies have also written their unboxing posts, I'm talking about my sweeties Cel and Elena.

[Read in Greek]

Sunday, 6 July 2014

So What About BB Cushions?

   Summer is here for good and that means heatwaves and a burning sun. I don't know about you, but I am a bit unmotivated to wear makeup when I'm melting like a popsicle. However, since I have to go out, I prefer bases that are lightweight, non greasy, but provide some coverage as well.
   And so I met the BB Cushions!! I was bound to anyway, as they are extremely popular in Korea!If you are interested in Asian beauty products and, like me, you scout the internet for interesting new things,you must have stumbled upon the BB Cushions. They are not exactly new,as they've been around for quite some time now, but they still haven't become popular in the western world (see BB and CC creams that have been launched by so many western companies). I recently purchased my first BB cushions,after eyeing them for a while,so I decided to make a review, since I have used them almost everyday since then. Fair warning,this post might be a little long and picture heavy :)

[Read in Greek]

Friday, 20 June 2014

Banila Co. Clean It Zero

  Hey all!!I'm baaack!!I'm finally done with my German exams and enjoying freedom from studying.
For this post I decided to do a review of a product I have since April and have been using on and off since then. It is the Banila Co. Clean It Zero cleansing sherbet.
   This is the first cleanser of this type that I am using. Up until now I removed my makeup with cleansing wipes, Bioderma, cleansing oil or simply a gel cleanser. I had read a lot about cleansing balms so I was intrigued to try one. I chose this one from Banila Co. although it's not exactly a balm because it kept popping up and it looked really interesting! I guess I could start with a classic balm, more easily available here, like The Body Shop's Camomile balm or Clinique's Take The Day Off, but as in many other cases I turned to the wonderful world of Korean beauty products.

[Read in Greek here]

Sunday, 8 June 2014

Used.Loved.Gone!Empties time! (^_^)

  I don't know about you, but "Empties" is one of my fav subjects in the beauty blogging/vlogging world. Usually a great way to see what others liked or didn't like while using a product until it's finished. Because as you know sometimes, you might have a different opinion about a product in the end than you did when you started using it. So, since I have collected some stuff I finished the last couple of months, I decided to make an empties post for you!

[Read in Greek]

Monday, 2 June 2014

Unboxing fun with Memebox!!!

  Hello again!!I have to admit, I'm a Memebox junkie. This May must have been dedicated to Memebox, as 6 boxes found their way into my arms (Ok, irrelevant moment of the day: Into my Arms, a great song by Nick Cave). If you don't know what Memebox is you can check out my first p o s t about it, where I also showed 2 of the first boxes I got this month and the first I had received a couple of months ago.
  Today I'm going to show you Memebox #10, Mini #2 and Superbox #8 and #12! Let's get straight to unboxing, 'cause this might be a long post! :P

[Read in Greek]

Wednesday, 28 May 2014

Μy Skin79 BB Creams

  Oh boy..the heatwaves started coming (huge summer anti-fan here) and my German exams are approaching..Say "Panic" with me!! o_o

  So here I am again,with another post about...guess what....BB Creams!!For this last part of My BB Creams series,I'm going to talk to you about 3 different types of the same (almost) BB..It's the Skin79 Super+ Beblesh Balm,the Hot Pink one,the UV Interception one and the VIP Gold Collection one. Just a small note here, about the name: Beblesh Balm...I've read that they "created" this word because someone had trademarked "Blemish Balm"..I love Koreans and their use of English, and no, I do not mean that in a derogatory way!!! ^_^

  So let's take a look!!

(For Greek click h e r e)

Thursday, 15 May 2014

Memebox: A Korean Beauty Box

  Hello again! Instead of finishing with the last part of "My korean BB Creams" series of posts,I decided to talk to you today about one of my latest addictions.This post is a bit overdue but I have been sick and dropping dead (asleep) was the most successful thing I could do these past few days. :D
  Maybe you are new to beauty boxes like me,maybe you are not.To tell you the truth,there are so many things on my wishlist that I just couldn't find a reason to delve into the subscription box mania! I still don't know well all of the ones available here in Greece(and now I have a better reason not to). From the few things that I found out however,nothing had caught my eye. Then someday I was informed about Memebox and life changed..especially by getting me closer to being broke at the end of each month!!lol 
  Memebox is a korean beautybox,which has also released the Memebox Global version. It is not exactly a subscription box, meaning that you buy each box after it is released and for as long as supplies last. Currently they ship to 32 countries,Greece included (Yayyy!). If you subscribe via email they will inform you every time a new box gets out. You can find more information on Memebox by visiting their site
  Before we get to the box itself, just a few details. I have received 3 boxes so far and they all arrived without issues. You pre-order the boxes.What that means is simply that you buy a specific box(es) before the set shipping date,which is clearly stated for each of them. So far,by the time that day comes most of them are sold out. Actually, most memeboxes are sold out a few days after they are launched..But some of them may be restocked once more. Overall, there are several types of boxes: the standard Memebox, Superbox, Luckybox, Mini, Naked box and the most recent additions Scentbox and Colorbox. Prices vary according to the type, e.g. the mini costs $15, shipping included, the standard Memebox costs $23 and shipping, if you choose Standard, is $6.99 [Note: Memebox ships with EMS]. Just visit the site and let your eyes feast on the awesomeness!
  If you are intrigued by korean beauty products and you want to get to try some, Memebox is a perfect solution for that! If you are a fan,lover or an addict like me,then fair warning, proceed at your own bank account's risk!! :P

Wednesday, 7 May 2014

My korean BB creams! Pt.2: Lioele and Skinfood

 Hello again!It is morning as I start writing this.I don't do mornings normally. I don't like them.. I'm a nightowl!! However,instead of being in a grumpy "I-hate-people" kinda mood,I'm feeling rather cutesy lovey dovey etc,hence the state of the photos in this post..Bare with me peeps  :D
  Today I am going to show you the next couple of  BB creams as Part 2 of "My Korean BB creams and a closer look!" series.
  In the previous post I talked about Missha M Perfect Cover BB Cream and Etude House BB Magic Cream which are my 2 favourites!Today I am going to show you the Triple the Solution BB Cream by Lioele and the Good Afternoon Peach Green Tea BB Cream by Skinfood.

 You can find Part 1 h e r e !

Ok, let's take a look (^_^ )

Sunday, 4 May 2014

My korean BB creams and a closer look!

Hello everyone!!
My first ever blog post!Yaaay!
   I was thinking what I should start with and the first thing that came to mind has to do with my biggest beauty passion ever!!As you will find out,I am a big, no wait, HUGE fan of Korean cosmetics. Actually I am addicted, I want them all!! lol
   So,for this series of posts,I wanted to start with the products I first came in contact with,which are none other than the Korean BB creams.You all know,you have heard and many of you have used BB creams by now. There are gazillions of blog posts and Youtube videos out there talking about them,explaining what a BB cream is. Long story short,a BB cream is a skincare product,with various benefits like whitening, anti-aging factors and/or UV protection,but they also offer from light to medium coverage,as a foundation would. When I started looking into the BB cream frenzy about a year ago, one of the things I found often said or written was that nothing beats Asian BB creams and especially the Korean ones. My friend Smug(aka Myrona-love ya!!) also suggested the Skin79 Super+ BB, the hot pink one, which she had used and liked!And that's how it all began :D FYI,my skin is oily and I used to have mild acne,but my dermatologist helped with that and nowadays my skin behaves well. BB cream is my daily go-to base product for my make-up. Truth is I haven't used my foundations in quite a few months now!
   What you see in the photo above is my current collection of BB creams,some bought for the 1st time and some I have repurchased. I decided instead of talking about all of them in one post, I will give you a closer look to a couple of them at a time! Much easier for me,too!Hehe :P Ok,here goes!

Find the Greek version h e r e