ETUDE HOUSE My Beauty Tool Lovely Etti Hair Band Review

Hi there!

Today I’m going to do a quick post about Etude House’s My Beauty Tool Lovely Etti Hairband! Etude House is a well known brand that produces girly cute products and is one brand that I like to look for when I’m searching for products. As you may have seen from various beauty bloggers and vblogs. Most of them seem to be wearing the Cat ear Hair band in photos. (I know a lot of readers will be a bit confused since Etude House calls it a hair band, where as I would call it headband. So I will be calling it hairband just for this post) And as a massive cat fan myself, I feel in love with the headband and immediately purchased one, why wouldn’t you. It has cat ears, people!

As I through my skincare routine or my mask time, my hair always gets in the way especially the small wisps of hair. So obviously the solution is to use a hair band, and why not let it be cute to make you feel happy when wearing it. So let’s get on with the review.

Price: £3-4 (from Korean seller) £6-9 (from UK seller). I purchased mine for £3.29 from a korean ebay seller called beautynetkorea they also have their own website

Packaging: well what can I say about the packaging, since I’m sure not many people really care about it. I’ll just keep it simple. It’s a plastic packaging with a pretty cute designs, with the heart doily pattern, spots and a little image of a cat. (not sure if you can see in the photo)

Directions: wear the Etti hair band to hold you hair up while putting on makeup or using a mask

My View:  IT’S SO SOFT! I love the material it’s made from, it’s very soft and has cute cat ears! The Hair Band is great, it does what it’s suppose to do which is to hold your hair up so using masks, skincare, makeup etc. And it does, especially since the band has a wider width unlike most hair bands it covers most part of the head. I prefer to fold it in half, since I’m not use to using a wide width hair band. Obviously if you have long hair, it’s best to tie your hair up when using it. (I was being lazy when I took the photos) There is only one size, but is said to fit all head sizes since the band has an elastic part which also helps with the band staying in place.  As mentioned before, I purchased mine from a seller called beautynetkorea, who dispatched the product very quick and was nicely packaged. It took about 8/9 days to arrive to me in the UK from Korea, which was very fast. And was sent in a small little box, which was nice since even though the product couldn’t break easily.I even received 2 free samples of Tony Moly Panda Dream’s White Hand Cream. I LOVE FREE SAMPLES!

Overall, the Etti hair band is VERY SOFT, CUTE & HAS CAT EARS! A+ in my book!

(Yeah I look a bit terrible in the photo, this is why I try not to take photos of myself)

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Origami Hearts 💖 Tutorial Part 2

Hi there. Here’s Part 2 of my Origami Hearts tutorial. I was going to place them into 1 post but it seemed quite long. This tutorial shows how to make the Basic Heart. Check out Part 1 to create the small hearts here.

The 2nd basic Origami heart requires a square piece of paper preferably with the same colour on both sides of the paper, you will see why it’s better than having one coloured side paper. For the tutorial purposes, I have used one sided colour paper.

  1. Place the square piece of paper on the table and turn it 45 degrees to the right so that the square is in a diamond shape
  2. Fold the left corner of the diamond shape into the middle, then repeat with the right corner. Your paper should be the same as the photo
  3. Then take the corner that is in the middle and fold it to the end of the paper. Repeat the same action on the right hand side of the diamond.
  4. Turn the paper over, then take the left hand side of the newly created shape and fold into the centre. Repeat this on the right hand side to create a thinner diamond shape.
  5. Then turn the paper over and fold in half. Take the middle corner point on the left side of the paper and gently open to the left. The side should meet the edge of the paper. Repeat this on the right hand side, opening to the right side.
  6. Flip over the paper and repeat Step 5 again. You should have this shape at this step. Open up the paper and take the bottom corner that is touching the table and fold it into the middle. Then take both corners and fold it into the centre to create the bottom point of the heart. Turn the paper over and repeat the same step with the bottom corners.
  7. You should have a neatly folded heart which you can either write a message inside the middle of the heart (continue steps below) or you can glue the bottom tips together so it doesn’t open up.

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    If you would like to write a message then:

  8. Open the heart up, you should see the diamond shape inside the heart. Fold this down on both top and bottom sides to create room to write.
  9. Then write the message inside, and close the heart

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    In the end, you should have a heart that looks like this. As you can see, I have white tips on the top of my heart. This was the reason why it’s best to have the same colour on both sides of the paper. DSCN4788

Let me know if you have any problems or questions. Might try and do a video tutorial when I have the time. Hope you have fun making these hearts! If you tried this tutorial, remember to take a photo of your creation and share it on instagram with @sweetgeeklife so I see how well you have done! ^_^

Panda’s Dream So Cool Eye Stick Review

A cooling eye stick from Tony Moly’s ‘Panda Dream’ Range. Tony Moly is a well known Korean Brand that creates many different beauty products with cute packaging. And as you can see from my posts and from other bloggers, Tony Moly do an exceptional job at producing very cute packaging for their products. There are so many that I want to purchase, just for the packaging. But I have resisted so far with only a couple of Tony Moly products, but not sure for how long that will last before I grab some other products. ^_^ On this occasion, I did purchase the So Cool Eye Stick for the cute packaging. Currently I have been using Simple’s Kind To Eyes Revitalising Eye Roll on but thought I needed another one to take with me in my bag.

Price: £4-7 (I purchased mine for £6.69 from a UK seller on ebay, but you can purchase it for £4-5 from a Korean Ebay seller if you can wait for it to be shipped all the way from Korea)

What it does: According to Tony Moly, the stick-type eye product helps provides moisture around the eyes with a cooling effect for when its dry. With ingredients that help with hydration, reducing wrinkle lines and brightens the skin.

Directions (on the box): When your eyes are dry or tired, apply the Stick gently from inside to out and tap lightly with the tip of your finger for better absorption

Ingredients:

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Ingredients: Water, Butylene Glycol, Sodium Stearate, Alcohol, Xylitol, PEG-12 Dimethicone, Glycerin, PEG-8, Bis-PEG-18 Methyl Either Dimethyl Silane, Niacinamide, Sodium Citrate, Dimethicone, Adenosince, Actinidia Arguta Fruit Extract, Sea Water, Babus Vulgaris Shoot Extract, Bambusa Vulgaris Sap Extract, Glacier Water, Potassium Alginate, Methyl Methacrylate, Crosspolymer Xanthan Gum, Citric Acid, Steareth-20, Caprylyl Glycol 1, 2-Hexanediol, Caprylhydroxamic Acid, N-Hydroxysuccinimide, Chlorhexidine Digluconate, Potassium Sorbate, Chrysin, Palmitoyl Oligopeptide, Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-7, Tropolone, Fragrance, CI 42090, Phenoxyethanol

Outer Packaging:  The packaging of the eye stick comes in a little see through plastic box with the design being quite basic with just a couple of bamboo imagesDSCN4628 on the front. Around the box there is English written on one of the sides, which is great for users like me who don’t know how to read Korean.  So truthfully I’m not sure what is written on the other side, but I’m assuming that one side would be the same as the English side. The actual eye stick, as you can see is in an adorable panda shape. Isn’t it the cutest? With the little panda smiling on the tube, holding a bamboo leaf. It even has the cute little panda ears. What’s not to love about the packaging.

My view: The great thing about the Panda stick, is it’s very small and lightweight product which makes it easy to carry around in bags for when your eyes feel tired. And personally I felt a bit happy taking a little panda from my bag, though i got a couple of odd looks from people when I took it out in public. Guess they were wondering what it was. lol. The actual balm itself (I call it a balm because it’s like a large lip balm) does have a nice cooling sensation and glides easily when used on the skin which is nice. But the feeling only actual lasts for a few seconds, though it does a great job at keeping my eye moisturized. As for the product saying that it helps with wrinkle lines and brightens the skin, I don’t think any visible signs would be present unless you used the product everyday. Since I only use it when my eyes feel dry and tired, I haven’t seen much difference in the outcome.

Overall I love the product as a whole with the cute packaging and the moisturizing factor, though I actually prefer it without the small inside lid. Personally it’s a hassle to have to take it off when I use it, so I leave mine off all the time (not sure if it keeps it from drying out or not though). Especially when I purchased it, not sure if it was from the buyer or the actual product itself. But when I first opened it, the balm was sticking to the actual inside lid and when I took it off. It yanked the actual balm out of the tube, which was annoying but luckily it went back inside easily. DSCN4637.JPG

In the end, this will be a product that I will repurchase as it’s such a good price for the eye stick and panda packaging. ^_^ And it has a nice cooling sensation without the fragrance being too strong.

Though because I don’t wear any makeup, I’m not sure what the effects are over makeup. So if you’ve tried it over makeup, let me know how it was? Have you tried this product, let me know what you think about it? Would love to hear your thoughts!

Hope your having a lovely day!