Saturday, September 6, 2014

Fall favourites 2014! (Beauty stuff)

I know I said I was "back from the dead" (In July), and... clearly I was still dead. But hi!

I've been on this Pocky craze lately. I'm a Pocky fiend in general, but I just went insane this summer and found myself regularly at H-mart for my Pocky fix. I am/was a monster.
I probably gained a bit of weight from all that... sob...

A few weeks ago, I went to H-mart and just went psycho. I bought like... 6 or 7 boxes, all different Pocky flavours.
The total bill was like... $21? The H-mart lady was all "o____o" when she rang me up, lol.

Yes, I am a girl who drops $21 on Pocky alone.
I am definitely a psycho.

Anyways - one of the flavours I bought was this "Rum and Raisin" one.

- Never, ever, ever buy "Rum and Raisin" Pocky. Never. It is made for the sole purpose to make you barf your brains out. 


I showed my friends before I tried it, and I was all happy and excited. They were like "....why would you...omg."
My friends, how wise y'all are!!

I ate half a stick, and was all like "nope. nope." and shoved it to the back of my desk drawer, beside my tablet and my pencils (and a few random false eyelashes... because I'm messy and crazy like that.)
It is death. 
On a stick. 

So... I completely missed the summer blogging season. LOL. 

I'm back with a "Fall favourites" post - I've never done one before, mostly because... I don't know.

But behold -- I have gathered a few favourites that are proven to be very worthy of a mention!!!
I name this "fall favourites", because these are the products I have been using most, and I know I'll use it religiously for fall season.

1. Make Up For Ever (MUFE) Artist Liner (Shade: M-10)
2. Urban Decay Naked Flushed palette
3. Dior Lip Glow
4. Etude House Juicy Cocktail Gradation Nails (#5, "Princess Mary")
5. D.U.P False Eyelashes Brown Mix Secret Line (No. 923)

1. Make Up For Ever 
- Artist Liner (Shade: M-10)

"The New MUFE Artist Liner is a twist-up, gliding eye pencil that delivers intense colour payoff to let you unleash your inner artist!"

This is one of my all time favourite liners to use lately - the colour itself is pretty damn pigmented and is an intense black colour. It's very versatile - you can use it for a simple, everyday line... or you can do a smokey eye effect as well. :)
IT'S SO SMOOTH. Not even joking - it glides on my skin like butter.

It's butter, but kinda also like iron. When it sets, it lasts a really, really, really long time. You'll need a good remover to remove this.

Though I currently have the shade "M-10", I'll be picking this up in a brown colour as well. (Either shade M-50 or M-60... or... both...) I use brown more often anyways, but thought that the black colour would be cool to use during the fall-winter season. It costs $23CAN at Sephora.

It comes in 15 different colours and 5 different finishes... and tbh... I'm probably gonna pick up more than just a brown. Maybe a green colour? Blue? Purple? Hehe.

2. Urban Decay
- Naked Flushed palette 

Another one of my favourites - this is Urban Decay's Naked Flushed palette. It is very, very pretty. I think 3 colours go pretty decently with my skin. I use the bronzer and blush the most. I hardly find myself reaching for the highlighter part, but that's only because I don't really wear highlighter anyways.
If you've seen my circle lens reviews, I'm pretty much always wearing this in my pictures.

The packaging is good - very travel friendly, but still has a generous amount of product and a decently sized mirror.

I'll buy it again and again. (There are now a few more versions of the flushed palette now: "Native", "Streak" and "Strip")
It's $35 CAN at Sephora.

3. Dior
- Lip Glow (Colour reviver balm)

I got this as a gift. Just saying. I don't often drop a hefty $35 for a lip balm. 

I'm very glad I have it, though. To be honest... I don't know why, but it's one of my favourite lip products. It just basically "enhances my natural lip colour" while moisturizing and protecting my lips as well.

It's definitely expensive (basically overpriced...). I don't think the "special unique shade" really "lasts all day". It lasts for a bit, but I do like the sheeny colour it gives my lips. After a short while, its gone.
...Until I swipe it on my lips again, that is.

Don't know why I like it so much, but I do.
It's weird.

One of life's "wtf????" stuff, I guess.

4. Etude House  
- Juicy Cocktail #5, "Princess Mary"

It's just so pretty. The colour is so rich and... yaaaaa. I love it for the fall season. It's so sparkly and UGH. I LOVE.

The only thing that holds me back from wearing this 24/7 is the glitter. I have both a passion and a fear of glitter/sparkle polishes because they take forever to remove.

I ordered the Innisfree peel-off base coat, though. So my nail life should be amaaaaaazing quite soon.

I love this nail set.
You use the 3 colours to make a pretty gradient nail - the bottles are labelled 1, 2 and 3 (in order of what you should use first, and directions come in the packaging.) The chunky sparkles go at the tip of the nail~

It's like having pieces of gold and fairy dust on your fingers. You feel me?
Everyone likes having gold-and-fairy-dusted fingers.

5. D.U.P
- False eyelashes (No. 923)

A month ago, I was walking down the street with a friend. It was like 10pm or something. I stopped by this random asian cosmetics store. I had the sudden urge to buy falsies, you see.

After 5 minutes of looking around, my friend goes all, "yo these are cute". And she holds up these.

As with most Japanese lashes, they are pricey - $22 for 2 pairs. 
But they are amazing.
I bought them (odd, because I never listen to said friend's advice on beauty stuff) and I am SO SO SO HAPPY I DID.
Thank you, friend!

2 weeks later, I went online and bought 8 more pairs. I'm not even joking. (They're a bit cheaper online, so... I went crazy.)

They're so natural and fluttery and feathery. I LOVE. They're really good quality as well! I can very easily get multiple uses out of a pair.

I used to love Dolly wink eyelashes because I thought they were the best. Now, I don't even look at my DWs. My new eyelash bae is D.U.P, yo~~~~~~~~~

♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ 

So - that was a pretty long post.

What are your fall favourites?
- Do you use any of these products? Heard of them before? 

Tell me????????? Tell me??????

Random side note: As I'm typing this, I'm also looking at this asian food grocery site.
Yes, I am trying to buy Pocky online. I really do have issues...


  1. Hi Jun! I'm a big follower of your blog, and it's great that you finally posted something!

    I might want to try out the EH Juicy Cocktail..

    Have you ever tried posting your "Pocky haul"? I think that would be really interesting! :)

  2. I'm so glad to see a new post from you again June!! I'm hoping to see more posts from you this time :P
    And omg I've been addicted to Pocky lately too because I made the mistake of going into Costco and I ended up coming out with a huge bulk of pocky >o<
    I've never heard of rum & raisin pocky before but i'll be sure not to try it if i ever come across it :P
    The Makeup forever eyeliner looks so good, i'm on the search for a good pencil liner and it sounds really amazing but it's sucks that they don't sell that in Australia :'(
    The Naked Flushed palette looks really good too!! But i hardly ever use bronzers & blush so it wouldn't be much use to me ~~


  3. Yes a new post! and something i love pocky ^_^ I'm a new follower and I've been loving your old posts, just haven't seen much new lately :(

  4. It's so great to see a post again from you June! ^^ I say things like "I'm back for good" and etc. all the time but... it's hardly ever true. OTL I should probably stop doing that.

    I used to like Pocky, but it seems to have lost its appeal on me >__< Same goes for all sweet things and junk food. However, even if I do like Pocky, I don't think I would ever consider trying a "Rum & Raisin" flavor, it just sounds... gross.

    I've never used any of the products you mentioned here, but I really want to get the Etude House Juicy Cocktail set (which I've been eyeing for awhile now!) and the D.U.P. lashes~ I have pretty long eyelashes, but those look really pretty and natural. Anyways~ I hope that you'll be posting more often! ^^

  5. The Juicy Cocktail Nail Polishes are gorgeous! ^ - ^

  6. Who would have know that Rum and Rasin Pocky could possibly be so horrible.. it is Pocky after all! Thanks for the heads up…

    I love make up forever! Everything they have is amazing!
    Wow I didn't know etude house had bling bling nail polish, looks alot like the dais ones ^^ But the packaging on the etude house one looks muchhh better! Cant wait to see a pic of it in action.

  7. Yayyy you're alive ^_^
    Aww that pocky looks interesting it's a shame it was gross >_>
    Those eyelashes look really pretty :3 I love light feathery ones that look like that~

  8. Great to see you active again lovely!
    I don't like the look of the rum and raisin pocky to be honest, no surprise that you didn't like it. Urban Decay products are great, have yet to try this one though ><

    ♥ Little Owl Diary

  9. WELL WELL WELL, LOOK WHO'S "BACK FOR GOOD" AGAIN. ~_~ (jk I don't judge)(often)
    Were you trying to be a pirate when you bought 'rum and raisin'? (rum...and dehydrated fruits....geddit ._.) I remember wanting the 'Streak' version of the UD palette, but $_$, and I really don't need any more blushes, ahahahaha. THAT PICTURE OF THE PRINCESS MARY NAIL THOUGH. SO PRETTY ;-;

  10. Rum & Raisin Pocky? Why would ... what?!!

  11. VERY Lovely ^^

    I love pockyyyy!!!

    Good beauty items too, especially the palette!!!

    恵美より ♥

  12. That pocky flavour sounds interesting LOL, I wouldn't dare to try it D:.

    I have one of the EH cocktail nail polish sets, but I don't use it often since I'm way too lazy to do my nails..

    It was nice seeing you post again ^^~

    I have the UD flushed palette in strip, I love the blush colour in that palette. Although I don't usually use the highlight or the bronzer since I like other brands more~

  13. I think I would like that pocky flavour. Even if the "king" version of pocky in mango and green tea are my favourite :Q__

  14. Omg Rum Raisin pocky sounds totally...ermm.... interesting lol. but no thanks... The Etude House polishes look awesome as is the Naked flushed palette! Glad you're back :)

  15. too bad about the Pocky... usually the flavours are nice, but I guess here and there some are horribly off...

  16. I want to try all these products out! I love the Dior Lip Glow too~! Hmm rum raisin pocky...never seen it before. I like rum raisin ice cream, does it taste similar?

  17. The Urban Naked Flushed has been on my wishlist for a long long time :D
    Pocky is one of my favorite snacks, I have yet to try the rum & raisin :9


  18. Hey you're back ~~ I totally feel you with the pocky sticks happened to me before too. I bought like 10 packs of pocky because you can only get them in 1 city in my whole country... what is this AHHAHA. Unfortunately, most of the products you mentioned aren't even avilable here T T I really want to try the MUFA eyeliner tho!! But not, is it smudge and waterproof? I'm looking for a smudge and waterproof pencil eyeliner in black/ dark brown ;-: And you know, I saw this Etude House nail polish set on discount in Hong Kong and it was only like 5$USD :O but didn't bought it, I.will. regret.this.until.I.die T_T

    Mindy ♥

  19. Yes Japanese lashes is pricey but the quality pay off ^^♡
    New follower here, I love your blog design!


  20. Great post! And I love the doctor who gif. :)

  21. So happy your back, holy moly I have missed your posts. I've only tried like three types of Pocky since I've discovered them. Now I know to definitely NOT try the Rum and Raisin kind. The Naked Flushed palette has been on my "need to get" list for a long long time. I actually just got the Naked2 Basics and I'm totally loving how versatile that palette is! Hope you don't go away for too long again! xoxo <3

  22. Omg the Etude House nail polishes are too cute~ I am so in love with Etude's packaging lol
    Btw thanks for the lovely comment on my blog! I've just followed you <3 I'd love it if we could follow each other~

    xoxo Payton of K-Party With Payton

  23. Another commenter said they wanted to see your Pocky haul. I do too! Never had rum & raisin... guess I wont now haha.

    xo Carbar

  24. Oh you Pockyholic. Rum and Raisin flavored Pocky does sound interesting though. I will definitely make sure to stay away from that flavor. What is your favorite flavor for Pocky? I understand your fear for glitter nails as I too hate removing them. They look so pretty but I am just too lazy. :D Great post! Hope to hear more from you!

  25. Your posts are so entertaining to read! (*≧▽≦) Rum and raisins is a really odd flavor combination--I can't imagine what that might taste like. Anyway, you've got me interested in all the makeup products listed. (*゜Д゜*)

  26. I had tried on the Dior Lip Glow and it's nice!!

    By the way, followed your blog and hope you will follow mine too =D

    Shini Lola |

  27. Haha love your post, its very interesting to read :)
    and omg I wish I could be like you. I loveee pocky too but could never afford that much on pocky and cute make up. What nationality are you?

    Check my blog and follow @

  28. Ahahahahhahaaha at rum raisins pocky. . Youre such a cutie. . (^◇^) i want to try make up forever's liner so baaaaddddd. .


  29. Oh my, I LOVE how those eyelashes look! It sucks being a student, because there's no way I can afford them :(. My favourite item lately has been the Secret Nature Jeju cream I got in my (otherwise fail) Meme box!

  30. I would love to try out those Juicy Cocktail nailset! :D The package is so beautiful.
    Thanks for your sweet comment on my blog, appreciated <3

    Keep in touch
    x isa |

  31. Really pretty colours! I love anything Rum and Raisin but maybe not pocky in that flavour xD Love your blog, new follower :D x

  32. I like Pocky Sticks but they are toooo expensive here. Even the European "dupe" is too expensive. It's only Sticks with Chocolate T_T Rum & Raisin tastes good but I can't imangine this combination with white chocolate. I think I won't like that either.
    I like that idea of pink-gold Nail Gradient. I should try this with my other polishes.
    Currently, I'm obsessed with Urban Decay

  33. This article is really interesting & the photos are so great- want the naked basics!
    Also the design of your whole blog is really pretty, girl! ♥
    I’m following you via gfc & look forward for your next post. You’re great – keep going! ♥

  34. Oh wow those lashes! I want to try! Searching ebay as we speak! LOL! They look so natural!

  35. I love Pocky too but never tried this one haha
    Wow so much nice products!
    I'm especially curious about Etude house nail polish ;)
    A,d the eyelashes are so pretty!!

  36. I love your favourites especially the naked palette and the eyelashes! I've never tried false lashes before (which I know is a fail for an asian) but they look so natural and pretty! think I need to hit up ebay!

    Steph | datewithsteph.

  37. I've actually tried the raisin pocky before...definitely an interesting taste... my favourite pocky is still strawberry (I know, how boring ^^) but they remind me of my childhood too much to ever pass up haha Also, POCKY MIDI O_O SO MUCH GOODNESS ON A STICK!

  38. Nice post dear ^^
    LOve the NAKED FLushed Pallete.. The colour really beautifull.. ^^

  39. OMG YOU'RE ALIVE JUNE!!!!! ♥♥♥♥
    bwhahaa omg pocky is soo good!~~ have you tried tirol chocolate before?!?
    I cry because I legit only had 1 block [Hotcake & Maple~~] and it was soo goood and you can only buy it from japan >< I was googling to buy it online lol!
    The lashes look pretty and natural~ hehe I've got the pink version of that etude house nail polish set~
    MISS YA!!!
    xx Charmaine

    Charrmyn || Kara Youngji Day&Night Makeup Tutorial || Korean Cosmetics Giveaway

  40. You're back! It's so nice to see you're posting again!

  41. I really like those nail polishes! They look so cute (*´∀`*)

  42. Omg Doctor Who! I had a similar experience with green tea pocky :(

  43. AHHH. I was suuuper excited to come back from busy school work and not checking blogger for like a week or 2 and find a post from you! Love your favorites list. I love Pocky too. If I find some unique (but tasty NON raisin & rum yuck) Pocky, I will need to send you a love packaaaaage~ ^_^b THOSE LASHES *_____* I really wanna try them out. I'm broke right meow though ;____; My fave thing for end of Summer/prep for Fall is my Benefit Rockateur box o' blush. It was perfect for summer, but I liked it in fall for a nice flush ^___^;;;

  44. Hi!
    I love the gradation polishes from Etude. They are all so pretty & sparkly ^^
    Oh and the Rum & Raisin pocky... was the death of my tongue. LOL

  45. Great compilation! I’m always a fan of Urban Decay makeup brand.:)
    ~Pauline @Aveeno Philippines

  46. ohhh i fall in love with urban decay~

    Thanks for sharing~ great post

    New Review ♥

    My blog ♥

    ~Follow back, just say me ^^~

  47. I always love reading your posts, they're sooo detailed with great pics and plus you have awesome humor. LOL! I HAVE tried the DUP lashes before and OMG. mad love. but they're a bit hard to get in toronto (yay toronto!) i got mine in japan.... i regretted not getting like 8 pairs like u did! (i gues there's always ebay lol) I'm currently hosting the World's Easiest Giveaway (literally 1-step Giveaway) etude House gifts on my blog so if you have time please hop on and join in! Mwah!!

    xoxo, Mango ❤
    Freebie Giveaway! | Ulzzang Tutorial Video

  48. I love the nails!
    Have a nice week,

  49. Very nice makeup purchases c:
    I have heard lots of good stuff about the
    Etude House nailpolish glitter set!
    Bummer about the yucky Pocky flavor
    :c though, I'd still lovelove to try it :')

  50. Nice products! Your blog is very lovely and interesting. *-* I´m glad if you visit my blog, too <3


  51. I want that Dior Lip Glow too even though its freakin overpriced for a lip balm. Haha! :D

  52. I love the dior lip gloss and Etude nails :0 Opposite ends of the price spectrum hehe >o < Your writing is so funny and your blog is so cute!

    Feel free to follow me; if you'd like me to follow back just let me know!
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  53. great post, love the etude nail polish!
    I know what you mean with the pocky, my friend goes crazy for them too haha
    great blog girl, very girly and inspiring :)


  54. You should not be limited to US/Canada only. I thought you are offering to Asian countries like Malaysia I will be happy to hear that from you as I will be getting one of your stuff for my Girlfriend. Thanks for linking me back at

  55. Hehe I love Pocky too, but RUM & RAISIN? SOUNDS NASTY. SO THANK YOU FOR SHARING. And the Naked Flushed palette *_* So many wants, so little money. Hah I was looking for a way to buy asian snacks online too :3

    Sheri | Behind The Frames


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