JUNG SAEM MOOL Artist Make-Up Blending Tool 

I am so glad that Jung Saem Mool came out with this new tool. It’s the Artist Make-Up Blending Tool. It’s nice to have a clean surface to mix products on instead of my hands or a mirror.

It comes with five surfaces, including a removable stainless steel palette. 

This palette has circular patch that is textured to mimic skin.


This palette also fits inside the Artist Concealer Palettes.

One of the surfaces has a tab to hold things such as a small cotton pad or a piece of tissue. Pretty convenient to instantly clean off a tool or brush.

Two of the surfaces are smooth while the last one has a skin textured center.

I love that this tool has versatility, is compact, and snaps close. 

Iconel Eye Mirror: Touchpad LED Makeup Mirror

Last week, I was looking at some of the sales and promotions online at Memebox. I came across this LED makeup mirror, thought it was neat, so I purchased it. 



Besides a makeup mirror, it can be used as mood lighting as well. It’s not so small and compact but it could fit in a large makeup bag. It’s nice to have if you need to do some touch, especially in low lighting or to take with you when you go traveling. It comes with a stand, USB charging cable, and a pouch.


On the rear you’ll find the charging port, charging light indicator, the touch sensitive power switch, and the slot for the stand.




The light has three-gear dimming that is adjusted by tapping the power switch.

Left to right: Dimmest to brightest

There were two color options; silver as shown above and pink. I think this is something that is fun and handy to have, and is at decent price point even at the regular price. 

Julio-Gangnam Branch

Yesterday I went out to lunch with a friend at Julio. It’s a restaurant that primarily specializes in Mexican cuisine. There are some fusion dishes on the menu as well. It’s located near Gangnam station, up the street that is next to the CGV. 

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We shared an order of tortilla chips and fresh guacamole, and we each ordered a taco. The guacamole was great. It had the perfect combination of fresh avocado, tomato, sweet onion, red onion, jalepeño, and cilantro. 

I ordered the Camaron Taco for myself. It comes with two tacos filled with spicy marinated shrimp, avocado, tomatoes, paprika, onion, and sprinkled with cilantro and cheese.

Meals also come with an assortment of four sauces to add for extra flavor. I tried thd very spicy and the fruit sauce. I didn’t add too much to my tacos but I could definitely taste an extra kick when I added the very spicy one.

And for a drink I ordered a limeade. It wasn’t too sweet which was great. It was a nice alternative to lemonade, something I often order.

The restaurant wasn’t packed, right when they opened at noon but I’ve stopped by several times before in the evening, and there are always people waiting to be seated. There were other dishes that I wanted to try so I’ll be visiting this restaurant again.

JUNG SAEM MOOL Refining Eyeshadow Double in Chocolate Delight and Shell Pinkbrown 

Before the release of Jung Saem Mool Refining Eyeshadow Triple last month, the Refining Eyeshadow Double duos were released back in December. There are five shades available, each containing a Paste shade and a Sparkle shade. Here are two of them: Shell Pinkbrown and Chocolate Delight. Like the Refining Eyeshadow Triple, these shadows apply smoothly, have great adhesion, great fallout control, and a great color payoff. Also like the Triples, the Doubles have Sparkle shades with the same high flek concentration while the Paste shades have a sheen finish. So for this post I will just upload pictures.



Sparkle Pinkbrown

Paste Pinkbrown

Swatch of Shell Pinkbrown (L: Sparkle, R: Paste)

Sparkle Chocolate

Paste Chocolate

Swatch of Chocolate Delight (L: Sparkle, R: Paste)

JUNG SAEM MOOL Refining Eyeshadow Triple-Fuchsia Fantasy 

Jung Saem Mool recently released a line of eyeshadows called Refining Eyeshadow Triple. As the name suggests, it is a mini palette that contains sections of three different finishes of eyeshadows: a sparkle, matte, and paste finish. There are nine mini palettes available. Some are a combination of varying colors while others contain a single color palette, such as the one I bought the called Fuchsia Fantasy.

The Sparkle Fuchia is a brighter fuchsia base with a high concentration of pink and bluish purple fleks giving it that high shine and sparkle.


The Matte Fuchsia is a flat fuschia color with matte finish. 


The Paste Fuchsia has a lower concentration of pink fleks, giving it a beautiful sheen.


Here is a swatch of the colors.


I would describe the textures of the Paste and Sparkle as creamy but a bit more solid and compact. I would be cautious to not apply too much pressure when picking up the shadows but any breakage can simply be pressed back in. It glides smoothly particularly when applied with a finger. The texture of the Matte leans slighty towards that of a powder but not as dry. The particles are finely milled that they adhere to each other, thereby preventing less fallout and giving a better color payoff. It leaves a soft and smooth finish on the skin. I really love the colors, textures, and formulas of these shadows. I definitely will purchase more shades within the next month or so. 

VDL Satin Veil Finish Powder-Greenery

The 2017 VDL + Pantone collection includes a variety of base makeup including color correcting primers and cushions, fixers, blushes, and a powder. Besides a blush the only other base makeup I bought was the Satin Veil Finish Powder in Greenery.

It has the same color scheme and minimal, mirrored compact design as the blush and eyeshadow palette. 

It includes a rectangular velour type puff that sits in own pocket adjacent to the powder.

The powder itself is unscented with sebum controling elements, leaving the skin with a smooth matte finish. Here is a hand swatch. I applied foundation and then the powder on the right-hand side.

I like this powder. It has fine particles and blends on the skin smoothly, without leaving a cast, or altering the underlying tone, nor does it leave makeup to appear cakey. And the compact’s design is clean and pretty too. 

VDL Expert Color Eye Book 6.4- No.6

Last year VDL created a collection of cosmetics based on Pantone’s Color of the Year, Rose Quartz and Serenity. This year it is Greenery and for the second year in a row VDL has created another Pantone collection. I picked up a few of the items from the collections. I will be posting separate reviews on them. Today’s post is about the VDL Expert Color Eye Book 6.4, the 6th edition.

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The Eye Book is a plastic, mirrored compact with twelve shades of which five are matte, three are shimmer, and four are glitter.

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On the rear of the palette, there is a diagram of the layout with suggestions on how to use each shade in contouring and highlighting, and how to use the brush.

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The small dual end brush has an end for blending and one for defining.

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The blending end is slightly wider and longer, and made of natural fibers

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The defining end is made of synthetic bristles.

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Here is a swatch of the shades.

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The design of the compact is thin, minimal, and modern. I appreciate that about some companies. Sometimes having a product with an elaborate or bulky design can be overwhelming. Not to mention taking up too much space in a bag. I feel that the shadows are great in quality. The particles are very soft without compromising the pigmentation. The brush fibers, particularly the blending end, are not of the greatest quality and with its small size, would be more appropriate for touch ups or in the event that you don’t have another brush to use at the moment. I couldn’t find any information on the net weight of the shadows but for the quality of the shadows and design of the compact, I would say it is set at a fair price.