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...

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Back from the dead

Hey, everyone!
I'm basically back from the dead - the last "actual" post was back in March... jeez. When I loaft, I really do loaft.
By the way, my name is June. In case you forgot...
...have you forgotten?

Seriously speaking though, I wasn't in a position to sit down and post regularly until now. At one point, I temporarily took the blog down because I felt guilty seeing the same post over and over again on the top of the blog. LOL.
Anyways --- everything has calmed down, and I'm (kinda) back in time for the summer bloggy season! Nomsayin'?

It's been a long time since I posted... I feel kinda awks. Can you tell? It's like...

So. Welcome back to my blog, yo~


I didn't want to start of blogging straight with a review, because those can get a little boring at times. Like, do you really want to read me ramble about a product? Or do you want to listen to my random, fascinating adventures of life?
Please, say the latter. 
(I don't really have any fascinating life adventures, but let's pretend I do.)

If you follow me on Instagram/Twitter, I guess you still got updates here and there.
(Lol jk i barely update those too.)
(Lol i promise i'm not blatantly poking you to my social media i promise)

Speaking of Instagram and Twitter, it (totally smoothly) brings me over to my next topic of discussion!

Don't you hate it when you accidentally "like" something? 

I rage-tweet about this sometimes (yes, multiple times), because I have the incurable curse of the "chubby fingers". 
Or the "clumsy fingers".
Or the "clumsy brain". 
Or the "involuntary-double-tapping-of-the-middle-of-the-screen". 
Take what you will. 

Random story - I was Instagram-stalking one of my old, old crushes from back in the day. This is like, an 7-8th grade crush we're talking about. It was a random day of stalking.

And I come across this picture that he uploaded from like, longer-ish ago. It was a picture he took of a "Church of scientology", probably somewhere in downtown Toronto.
Caption (jokingly): Sunday service 

On top of insta-stalking a guy who I haven't talked to for years, I accidentally "like" that specific picture. (Out of the 50+ other pics he had)
Hello, please kill me now. 
I'm still cringing.

And you know that "____ has liked your picture!" notification that you get? 
Oh GOD. 

Commence 15 minutes of googling "does notification show up if your IG is private"
"How to hide notifications from yourself"
"How to make your IG private"
"How to change your IG username"
"How to delete IG account"
"How to live life after accidentally 'liking' IG pic"

And at that point, he probably already saw it. But wao, that was 15 min of sheer "ohgodohgod" until I got over it.
Anyways, yeah. That was my random story of the day.

Yeah, so back to blogging!
I'll probably start blogging beauty/makeup-related things soon enough, because... that is kinda basically what my blog is kinda about.
Skincare or makeup? Hmm.

So... this is basically a better update than last night's pansy-ass update.
(Like really, what was that?)

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Hi, I'm alive

I'm alive!

Will be posting something new in the upcoming days, yo. But yeah - I'm alive! Wow! Hi!~ (:
Yolo post because I just feel like it's been way too long.

...."Yolo post". Lol.

(Btw, new blog banner! Can you spot my dog? Can you spot the "Junniku" spelled out on the little dress? Cool, eh?)

Monday, March 17, 2014

[Review] Etude House Baking Powder Crunch Pore Scrub

Crunch those pores, son. 

Heeeeeylo. After a good month or so, I am back with yet another review that might possibly change your life.
Mmkay - finally publishing a post after a good month+ feels... awkward. I won't lie. 

I have Etude House's "Baking Powder Crunch Pore Scrub" with me today, woo!~


Admittedly, I haven't tried too many Etude House skincare products. I like to lean closer to the Laneige, IOPE and Sheseido brands for skincare, but mainly because I trust those brands and have been using them since forever.

But hmm - dangggggg, Etude House. I like this product of yours.

Click "read more" for more.

Friday, January 31, 2014

[Review] Mizon honey black sugar scrub

My first review in 2014! (I know...)
I haven't been that great with keeping up with my blog, but after all the holidays and a month of lazying around, I'll be writing up a storm now! Yes?

If you live in Toronto, you know how cold it's been lately (or anywhere nearby, really). My face is really sensitive in the wintertime, and I'm terrified about being outside for too long. My skin actually burns. Ice burn? Cold burn? 

Not sure what it's called exactly, but its red and hella painful for a good week or two. When I have a cold-burn and wash, tone or moisturize my face... it blinds me for a few seconds because of the shearing pain.
I kid you not. 
(Have you guys ever experienced this too? Or is it just me and my freaky skin?)

Anyways, the wintertime calls for some serious skin-pampering. I need me my skin stuff.

I'll be reviewing Mizon's "honey black sugar scrub" today for y'all. Featured in my September haul, I've had this product for quite awhile now. (My brother bought it for me. Thanks Dan.)


I'm sure most of you have heard of Skinfood's black sugar scrub. This is basically the same thing, but the Mizon brand. Mizon's well known for their snail products (i.e. snail repair cream). Other than the snail cream, I haven't tried too many Mizon products.

"Mild exfoliation with natural sugar and rich skin nourishing with honey. Experience smooth, radiant skin immediately."
(*NOTE: Some of the jars have a different description underneath the "Special Therapy Honey Black Sugar Scrub". I'm pretty sure this one is the newer version, though the product is exactly the same.)

The scrub comes in a little plastic jar, and no spatula is included. When you twist open the jar, a thin, plastic cover covers the product from air exposure or spillage.

- 90g of product

- Approximately $13 on eBay
This is a tad more expensive than Skinfood's sugar scrub, which sells for approximately $10 (eBay). If you're looking to buy this particular scrub, I'd recommend eBay's Korean sellers.

Product claims
- Complete removal of dead skin cells
- Clears blackheads and whiteheads
- Controls excess sebum 
- Moisturizes and softens skin texture (Olive oil, grape seed oil, meadow foam seed oil, sunflower seed oil)
- 35% black sugar powder

Scent, texture, etc. 
When I first opened it, I was like "OMG. ". It smells absolutely amazing, so sweet and tasty...smelling... ya.
It smells like Pepsi. I personally don't like excessive fragrance in skincare, but omg I like this.

The product itself looks basically like the Skinfood sugar scrub - dark brown, with visible sugar grains. Texture is exactly what you'd expect from a sugar scrub. Grainy and slippery. I actually found it surprisingly hard to scoop a good amount with my fingers.


If you've never tried a sugar scrub like this before - basically, it feels like a "St.Ives apricot scrub", but slightly bigger and rounder grains. (With the St.Ives, you can feel the jagged edges of the apricot - you only feel round beads with Mizon's scrub.)

There are lots of grainy sugary stuff in here! It feels pretty exfoliating when you apply it to your face.
It does feel a little "waxy" though.


I've never used the Skinfood sugar scrub, but I can safely say that Skinfood and Mizon's sugar scrubs are basically the same thing. If you're happy with your Skinfood, you'd probably be happy with this.

The biggest issue I found with this product? 
It takes FOREVER to wash off. Forever and a half.
It doesn't sound like a big deal, but seriously. The waxy and oily feeling on my face... it was a struggle to get rid of. I have to wash and scrub my face for a good 10 minutes to get the feeling off.

But after The Struggle, my skin is super duper soft. You think a baby's butt is the softest, smoothest thing in the world?
My friend... you are horribly wrong.

It's yo face after using this product!

Skin improvements?

I think Mizon's scrub really does exfoliate your face effectively - my face is incredibly soft and smooth after using it. Honestly, the 10 minutes of hardcore washing is bothersome (and not too great for the skin), but I like to use this once in a while to get that super duper softness.
If I'm not feeling lazy. 

As for its blackhead/whitehead clearing claims... nope, doesn't do anything about those.
Straight up - I still have my blackheads here and there. For the blackhead/whitehead clearing claims, they don't own up.

Repurchase? Final thoughts.

I will not repurchase this again. Mizon scrub - thanks for making my skin so soft, but that's all you're really good for. I'm looking for something that can exfoliate my skin, but also clears blackheads and actually makes my skin better.
(As opposed to simply just making it soft)

For $13, I could've gotten (or put money towards) skincare that really helps my face. To make it softer, smoother and clears the problem areas that I have.

You might like this product if you:
- Have dry skin
- Flaky skin
- Having smooth, soft, moisturized skin is most important for you (as opposed to having all that, and clearing acne)

Otherwise... I'd skip this.
Like so many skincare products out there - it's not horribly bad, but there's always something better (and for a similar price).

What about you?
Have you used a sugar scrub before? Skinfood? Mizon? 
What's your favourite exfoliator? Do you use peeling gels or scrubs? (Or something else?)

Disclaimer: This product is not sponsored. My opinion cannot be bought.

Friday, January 3, 2014

What I got for Christmas 2013 (+Giveaway winners)

So... Christmas was 7ish days ago. This is definitely a late post, but really - when have I ever been on time for anything? ;o; Eeep.

I hope you guys had a great Christmas (or if you don't celebrate it, a happy and restful winter)! I'm just dreading the day when I have to go out and trudge my way to school again. 
So FWP, eh?

I was actually very, very lucky this year and received a lot of presents and love from my family. We went to Cabo for winter break, so I got to spend a lot of time with them and it was definitely nice to chill after being so crazed. 

Anyways, today I have a "What I got for Christmas 2013" post for you. These posts are honestly so popular and everyone does them, and I also have a personal addiction to reading/viewing them, heh. I'm just generally a really nosey person in general. You too? 

Let's get on to it! 
(Giveaway winners will be at the bottom of the post) 

MUFE HD foundation, shade n120 
One of my aunts gave me some money to buy myself a MUFE HD foundation, so thank you! My other bottle was getting a bit too old, so yee. This is the shade N120, and the only foundation that I really, really, really like. 

Thanks to my brother, who got me this Clarisonic Mia. I had really been wanting to try one, and my skin's been being "meh" these days thanks to the Winter weather. I've used it once so far, and its so... interesting! o__o 
I like the feeling of an oversized electric toothbrush on my forehead, yes. 

(By the way, sorry that some of the pictures look too dark and gross. It's next to impossible to get good lightning for me these days. T__T)

Next up - a Marc Jacobs perfume!
This is the Daisy eau so fresh one. I don't wear perfume and I used to find it way too much of a hassle to remember to wear it, but omg. I love this so much. ;o; I luuuuurve it. 

When I was opening this, I thought it was the pale yellow one, but bam. It was the "Fresh" version! They smell exactly the same through, but I like this one better now, hehe. 8D It comes in a big bottle (4.25oz), so I know it'll last forever and a half. It smells fresh and flowery, but not "old lady". 
Me likey. 

From my grandparents (mom's side) I got this notebook! I absolutely love this special, special present. When I was a baby, I used to spend the most time with my grandparents while my parents were at work. I'm quite close to them. 

I remember walking home (aka grandparents house) from kindergarden with my older cousins, and we used to chase and corner the chipmunks near their house. 
They were terrified; and we were delighted by their terror. #meanchildren

My grandparents had a huge backyard, so in the wintertime we used to rush out and make snowmen. We used my grandpa's golf clubs as the snowman's arms. They were long. 
...random memories, yeah. 

In the notebook, my grandma wrote a letter to us (she gave a notebook to each of her grandchildren), and my grandpa was the one who typed it out on the computer.
I love them so much, man. I'm telling ya. 

I have an obsession with Forever21 socks - they're so cheap, but ARGH they're so adorable. Why are they so adorable? F21 has a huge selection of these socks, and I kid you not - whenever I go to the mall, I always end up picking a new sock. 

One of my cousins, Joy, got me a whole hoopla of them... plus 3 mini candles from Bath and Body Works! The socks are absolutely adorable. The burger and the fries... rainbow stripes... owls... meow cats... anchors... and fuzzy sleepy socks! SOCKS SOCKS SOCKS. 

My dad got me this pretty Tiffany and Co. necklace for Christmas. I had really been wanting this specific necklace for the longest time; I had stalked it on the store website for months, just to look at it... lol. 

My dad's a person who has absolutely no interest in fancy shmancy stuff, hates wasting money on fancy shamancy stuff, and hates buying new stuff. (Ex: I had been looking to buy a watch lately, and he's like "what do you need a new watch for? You have that red Roots watch."
...I got that watch in 3rd grade. And it's kinda broken... o.o

So it was a surprise that he'd actually get me this necklace. He handed it to me and said in his usual gruff way (in Korean) "be healthy", lol. 
Gotta love my pops. 

This year was definitely a strangely surprisingly nice Christmas. My dad was on a curious roll. He always grumbled about the $10 aviators I wore all the time, going all "your eyes are going to get bad". So when we were flying back to Toronto, he picked up these Ray Ban aviators for me as a Christmas present. 
(I'm not sure what the exact model name is, sorry about that! I'll edit this post when I get back home to see.)

I really, really like these sunglasses a lot, and now my dad and I can be sunglass twinsiiiiiees! ^o^ (He has an old pair he got a long, long time ago... when he was my age or something.)

For Christmas, my mom got me a new backpack! I had really needed a backpack for the longest time, but I never went around getting it. I had been lugging around those huge Longchamp bags to school, and let me tell you - that's a perfect way to screw up your arm. It kills. 

My mom didn't like those 2 strap Herschel backpacks, thinking that it looked childish, and she liked this plain one, heh. Thanks, ma! I'll be a jolly good studious student with this backpack~

I'm sure I'm not alone, but I LOVE getting new school supplies. 

So I'm super excited with this and packing it up already haha (school doesn't start for another week and a half or something). 

My mom also got me a pair of leather Sam Edelman boots, but I haven't been able to picture of them. (It's kind of difficult to go home lately, so yeah.)

Taaddaaa, I got a new watch! 
As mentioned before, I've been looking for a watch for a long time. People had given me gift cards to stores throughout the year, so I gathered enough moolah to get a one for Christmas. This gold Michael Kors watch is so pretty, and I really like the simplicity of it. ^__^ 

I'm kinda terrified I'll break it or something, it's still in it's "new and shiney" state right now... heh. 

And lastly... an elf present from me to myself! Elf was having one of it's crazy sales (50% off) and there was free shipping with orders of $35+. So me and 2 other friends combined our orders. 

This is the first time I've ever actually owned an elf product for myself. The price itself was "OMG worthy". 

I bought: 
1. A brush holder ($15)
2. A brush set ($15)
3. A "Little black beauty book" 48 eyeshadow book ($6)
4. A tweezer ($1, not shown)

Honestly, the eyeshadows are a little "meh". 
But because there are so many colours and because it was cheap, this will be awesome for those "gonna eff up my face today!!!!111!!!!" days. (days to experiment with crazy looks, to play with, etc.)

Though it's pretty pricey, the brush holder is really nice! As far as I could tell, it's decent quality and feels really sturdy. 

The brush set... hm. It's okay. I haven't really used the brushes yet (I stick to my beauty blender), but just bought this set on impulse. It's not amazing, but I guess it does the job. $15 for a whole set is pretty good. 
(It does have a "polluted factory" smell, though. I can't stand that. Bleh.)

Well, that's that!
Other family members gave me money for Christmas, and I'll spend some of that on a future haul to share with you guys. ^_^ 
Though I wasn't able to show everything I got, I'm super happy to finally share this post with y'all!

Giveaway winners 
I'm sorry I wasn't able to announce the winners beforehand, but here they are: congrats, guys! 

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Surprise winners!
While the giveaway was going on, it got me thinking: because this is a raffle giveaway, it's not garunteed that my actual readers will win my giveaway. Someone random could just pop in, enter a quick entry, and win - and loyal readers (who read, comment, etc.) are left with a lesser chance of winning.

In addition to the 2 winners of the "1000" giveaway palooza, I'll be gifting 2 more people! Though the prize isn't as large as the original ones, you'll be getting some of the same stuff! I hope it shows how much I appreciate your support and love. ^_^ (And your lovely comments, teeheeheebedeehee)

The 2 "surprise" winners are: 
- Anna (; Tonymoly "blackhead out oil gel" egg + sheet masks
- Wai K. (; Tonymoly bunny mist + sheet masks

Thank you guys for always commenting nice stuff on here, and just generally being 2 awesome people. 
I'm actually really genuinely happy that I met you guys, and hope that we'll all blog and be happy together for as long as Blogspot exists bwahahhahaha. 

I'll be surprise-gifting people in the future as well - there's too many of you wonderful people out there! ;o;


What about you?
What'd you get for Christmas? (Clothes, electronics, makeup, etc?)
What'd you do for the winter break?

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