Monday, December 19, 2016

ETUDE HOUSE Christmas 2016 Event on Facebook

Annyeonghaseyo lovelies <3

I am joining ETUDE HOUSE Pink Bird selection/recruitment. Wish me get trusted by ETUDE. God, really want to be a Pink Bird, it will be like dream come true ☆☆ Btw i have this idea, let me know what you think about it : 

If i were selected as Pink Bird 2017, i will review all items first on blog. Then after review, one item from each month will be send to one lucky girl. This item need to be tested out and give review by this lovelies too (can be on blog or sns). I just want to share the happiness with you gais. Because sharing is caring, i hope this will let you experience the Pink Bird excitement :D <3 

Last night i had a very wonderful early Christmas Dinner with my bestfriend from high school. We have been friends for 9 years and counting ;)

Love all the santa and angel hats . Have i ever told you, my name Meryl is taken from Merry Christmas, because i was born on December. So parents hope for the christmas happiness always live everyday in my life. Thats why i love christmas just a little too much ♡

Back to the topic, in today post i wanna share about the current 7 DAYS CHRISTMAS EVENT held by ETUDE HOUSE GLOBAL facebook: 

Basically they held a quiz everyday till christmas, then if we answer right and get lucky, we will receive special christmas gift from Etude House. How cool is that? Lets all join and celebrate christmas with happiness. Finger cross, so ETUDE be our secret santa! #xoxo

Stella Meryl
The Beauty and Pocket

Saturday, December 17, 2016

ETUDE HOUSE PLAY 101 Stick Colour Contour Duo

Hello princess!  <3 <3

How are you ladies? 

Christmas is coming to town and i am totally excited for christmas. Last night i had a potluck with friends to early celebrate christmas (= potluck means hang out and meet up in a place, in which every person bring random food to eat together with others. So yeah, FOOD PARTY!)

This is my make up last night ♡

I am using my favourite lipstick for the red christmas spirit. ETUDE Play 101 Pencil in shade #22
Read my review here

Okay back to the topic. This christmas 2016 ETUDE HOUSE launch a very special countouring stick which is the Play 101 Stick Colour Contour Duo. The idea is correcting the skin tone and blemish, using the opposite colour to neutralize skin tone

Check it out
PONN Eonni is introducing this product. SUPER LOVE IT!

There are 3 sticks, each with 2 different colours to serve different purpose


2. MINT and BLUE


How we should use them by PONY MUA

I once read article about correction makeup using opposite colour like this. It is the secret of the professional MUA to create the flawless makeup. Because lets admit it, there is no one 100% flawless. Some people get reddish cheek, some dealing with panda eyes, etc. For me i need the peach orange and mint 

A little bit pre caution is if you were not similar with contouring and blending, i suggest to train about it first. Because ordinary contouring can become weird if go wrong, this kind of colour correction will need us to train more. If you excel in it, the flawless bling bling face will be yours <3

I hope this ETUDE HOUSE product will make me satisfied as usual. If i see the video which PONY made, the product glides easily when applied and the blending also smooth (WHICH IS IMPORTANT PART for countouring. You dont want a cakey, but instead a smooth and like-your-own-skin finish)

Okay last but not least, check this PONY guide video. See you on next post

Stella Meryl
The Beauty and Pocket

Thursday, December 8, 2016

ETUDE HOUSE CC Cream in Silky : 8 in 1 Multi Function

Hello besties 😘😘
As recent posts theme is my daily makeup product, today i am going to review my other favourite stuff which is ETUDE HOUSE CC (Correct and Care) cream in Silky. I got this from a friend as a birthday gift last 2 december 2015, and have been using it everyday. She knows i use ETUDE and have been eyeing this product. Thank you Felita ♡

ETUDE HOUSE describe it has 8 in 1 Multi function benefits:

This multitasking, 8-in-1 formula hydrates, primes, conceals, treats, and protects skin at an easy single step for a healthier complexion, inside and outside.
It glides on with a silky smooth finish "

There are 2 types of this CC cream: Silky and Glow
Yes you can gues from its name, silky give you a silky finish and glow will leave you with glowing finish. I would recommend silky if you have combination skin - like me - or oily skin. And if you have dry skin you may prefer glow type for radiant complexion

This CC cream is already has SPF 30/PA ++, so no need for additional sunblock (convenience right? i dont like using layers of makeup :p )

Let me share you a little information about SPF and PA

*SPF is Sun Protection Factor, which define the ability to block harmful sun's UVB rays. UVB rays cause sun burn and skin cancer. 
If your skin usually get burn in 10 minutes, applying SPF 30 will leave you 30 times longer in outdoor before you get sunburn (10 minutes x 30 = 300 minutes)

*PA define the ability to protect us from harmful UVA rays which cause premature skin aging. The level is defined from + (least) to +++ (strong). So this ETUDE HOUSE CC cream with ++ provide middle or moderate protection

Note that we should apply sunscreen/sunblock everyday even on rainy or cloudy days. Because UVA and UVB from sun can still penetrate through cloud. 


OK so let's now check The Beauty and Pocket personal review ♡

* The packaging is plastic tube with pump. It is light weight, and the pump make it safe from accidental squeeze. So dont worry to put it in soft makeup pouch.
It has white colour, with ETUDE symbol on top of it. So cute 😍

*It kinda looks flat on the photo because use it for 1 year already, but actually there is still much product inside. Only need little amount, so i believe this will still last for 1 month

*Colour is white when first get out of the tube, and will turn to beige after blending. Thats why at first dont worry if you feel it is too white for your skin tone. It will adjust and leave you with brighter and radiant skin without looking too pale

Left: before blending, Right: After blending

*Texture is liquid and light. It doesnt feel sticky at all, even for me who live in humid and tropical country Indonesia. Thats why i love and use it everyday

*The coverage is light. It is lighter than ETUDE HOUSE Precious Mineral Any Cushion. I believe since the point is correct and care so it works more to unjust the face colour complexion. However for me thats more than enough. I often just use this cc cream without any other product

*In days when i want more complete makeup, more coverage, i will combine it with ETUDE HOUSE Any Cushion and ETUDE HOUSE Concealer

*Here are photo comparison of bare face, only cc cream, and cc cream + any cushion + concealer

Bare face: reddish cheek, uneven skin tone

Only ETUDE CC Cream in Silky
(Less red cheek, brighter and more even skin tone)

ETUDE CC Cream + Any Cushion + Concealer (complete makeup. Flawless skin, more brighter and even skin tone, more coverage)

*My face is combination (only oily at t-zone)
Light physical activites since my job is marketing
Work in air conditioner room

* With that condition above, after 5 hours, usually the T zone is oily (need retouch), while other part is totaly save. If i use powder after cc cream, it will be 7 hours before need retouch

*Since this is gift, i dont know the price
But online shop sell about 150.000 - 160.000
(Usd 10.7 - 11.4)
*I will say it is affordable since it last more than 1 year even for everyday using

REPURCHASING: Yes or No (i have been eyeing some new ETUDE product launch recently, but this baby works good so maybe i still repurchase)

Are u interested to try this baby? 
Till the next post 

Stella Meryl
The Beauty and Pocket

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

ETUDE HOUSE Play 101 Pencil shade #22 (My version of Snow White Kissable Lips)

Annyeonghaseyo besties ♡

It is getting cold nowadays isn't it?
Please wear warm clothes, and eat properly. These kind of days, many people get sick easily. I hope everyone stay healthy :)
I personally also bring vitamins with me too. Vitamin C to prevent flu, and other vitamins for energy booster. 

Today i am going to review my favourite ETUDE HOUSE Play 101 Pencil. Play 101 Pencil concept is a pencil which you can use in any part of your face. As lipstick, eyeshadow, blush on, highlighter, eyeliner etc so 1 product for many purposes. Awesome right?

(Note: any photo i upload is in high quality. if you see this post using phone and see the photo looks like not focus, click on the photo to see the real detail ;) )

YESSS the model for this campaign is my favourite MUA Pony. She is super pretty and talented. All those looks is created using this Play 101 pencil only 😍😍😍

There are many shades available for this product. Special for this shade #22 which is deep red colour, i believe we can use it as lipstick, blush on, and eyeshadow.  As lipstick, this baby perfectly showing off what i call "Snow White Kissable Lips" 😍😍

The popular Disney princess has her signature and iconic red lips, which remind me of a red apple.  Had been looking for that perfect deep red shade, until i finally getting my hand on this ETUDE HOUSE Play 101 Pencil shade #22

I bought this cutie pie when i went to Korea last Spring. Never miss a chance to visit ETUDE HOUSE in any country i visit since the promotion is always different ♡ ETUDE HOUSE store was my neighbour since i stayed in Hongdae. 2 minutes walk from my apartment, so the temptation to drop by is so high. I went to EH store almost everyday (since the store has different promo items everyday, i wont miss it of course) haha. And eventually made friend with the store assistant. The assistant is super friendly, she explain to me and my friends all the details about any product we curious ♡♡

OK back to the Play 101. So after confusing over so many shades available, tried to swatch some red colours, i choose this lovely princess. My friend and me both got this, as we agree this is the perfect "Snow White Kissable Lips" kind of shade

*As its name is Play 101 Pencil, the packaging shape is totally like a pencil. It is sleek gray, light weight, and we can carry i around even when using small clutch (convenience point is 10/10)

*To use it, simply turn the bottom part to the right side (part which written 22 number). And if we were done, put it back to the packaging by turning it left side. 

*There is actually a pencil sharpener too attached on the bottom but i loose it T_T. The sharpener is the colourfull bottom (different pencil has different colour) To use it, simply pull it off, use it to sharpen the pencil, then put it back.

* Loveee it so muchhh. Like what i said, this is what i call the perfect "Snow White Kissable Lips". This lipstick is glossy finish, not feel dry at all. Check my photo below 😍

A. Foundation: ETUDE Precious Mineral BB Cream shade W13 Natural Beige, 
B. Eyebrow: ETUDE Drawing Eyebrow shade Dark Brown
C. Lipstick: ETUDE Play 101 Pencil shade 22, D. Eyeliner: ETUDE Oh My Eye Line in black)

Another photo using this play 101
(This photo is taken in Korean Folk Village. Do visit there if you go to Seoul. This folk village is used in many korean dramas and movie. You will love it ;) )

Om my God the colour is so pretty right? ♡♡

* This is a very pigmented and long lasting lipstick. After i eat or drink, there is some lipstick get stick in the spoon or bottle, but  the colour is still bold and daring

*At the end of the day, after 8 hours outside working etc, if no retouch, usually i was left with a pinkish red lips. Which still need to remove using makeup/lip remover.

*Be careful if you are not into bold makeup, you may want to apply it carefully. This baby is really pigmented. I mean it and thats why i love it ♡

*Affordable (as always from ETUDE HOUSE)
*I bought it in Korea about 80.000 - 90.000 (usd 5.8 - 6.4)
*Little goes long way, i dont know when i will finish this baby. So this is definitely worthed product to add to your collection

OVERALL RATING: 10/10 (Perfect! ☆☆☆)
REPURCHASING: Yes (i wanna try other colour too. I believe other will work as awesome as this)

Till the next post #xoxo

Stella Meryl
The Beauty and Pocket

ETUDE HOUSE Drawing Eyebrow #Dark Brown Review

Hello ladies <3
Today i am gonna share my Holy Grail eyebrow kit which is the popular 
ETUDE HOUSE Drawing Eyebrow in shade #dark brown 

I have been using this everyday, i mean EVERYDAY. This is part of my daily makeup look. Always re-purchasing it everytime. Why i love it? Let's get to the detail, shall we? 

The packaging is simple tube plastic, with dark brown colour as below. 
It is light weight, and slim so feel like holding a pencil.
We can carry it around everywhere.

There are 2 sides : the pencil and the brush
(So convenience, no need to bring other brush. i love this kind of simple and efficient product ;) )

*I pick dark brown, because my natural hair and eyebrow colour is black. If i choose gray or black, the eyebrow will looks too thick and unnatural, so i choose dark brown. 
I believe for most asian ladies, this dark brown colour will suit you best (unless you dye your hair)

*There are other shades available too, check this promotion picture below

* I will say it depends on your face type and activities
*My face type is combination. Oily at T-zone, and other part is dry
I have light physical activities. As my job is marketing, i mostly work in room with air conditioner too.
With those conditions above, i usually need to retouch my eyebrow after +/- 6 hours
(The part which need to be retouched is only the front - near the T zone. Other part no need for retouch)

* Affordable
Online shops in Indonesia usually sell for around 50.000 - 60.000 rupiah (about  3.6 - 4.3 USD)
And this baby usually able to last for 2 months for me (everyday using)
so i consider it is cheap


Hope you enjoy it. Till the next post

Stella Meryl
The Beauty and Pocket

Sunday, December 4, 2016

ETUDE HOUSE Christmas Edition Nutcracker Series 2016

This is Christmas, let the world sing
Let us all begin to heal
Hallelujah, this is Christmas
And with love we can begin today

Read more: Luther Vandross - This Is Christmas Lyrics | MetroLyrics 

Hello ladies how are you? :D
I am feeling super excited with the upcoming christmas. The song above is my current fav, 
I play it everywheree (try listen to it) 😍😍

This December 2016, i am totally falling for ETUDE HOUSE Nutcracker Edition
Have you heard about it?

If this is your first time hear about it,
ETUDE HOUSE is the famous makeup brand from Korea. It sell makeup, skincare, mask, with affordable price and good quality. What make them so hard to resist is not only those reasons, but also the packaging is ALWAYS SUPER CUTE. Like every edition is passionately designed for us. Check out their website ♡
Official website:

Okay back to the topic, today i am going to share about the Limited Christmas Edition which is Nutcracker Special.  I will list here TOP 5 FAVOURITE i pick from this collection 😍😍

1. ETUDE HOUSE My Little Nut Kissful Lip Care # Nutcracker Limited Edition (3.4 g)

This collection has more natural extracts, plus collagen so promising the firm, soothe, and moisturing lips. Who doesnt want a healthy and kissable lips? 😗

2  ETUDE HOUSE My Little Nut Fantastic Colour Eyes Eyeshadow Palette # Nutcracker Limited Edition ( 7g * 6)
There are 2 series which one will remind you of winter with cold tone colour such as blue, and other define autumn with warm colour such as pink and red. Personally i believe if you wanna go for natural lovely makeup choose the warm palette, and if you want a more elegant and mysterious makeup go for the cold blue palette

3. ETUDE HOUSE Pearl Clear Any Cushion # Nutcracker Limited Edition
The Nutcracker is made of hyaluronic acid, pearl powder and oil control powder. It will correct complexion, boost your look, and also has skincare benefits. ALL IN 1 doesnt it? I have experience with ETUDE HOUSE Any Cushion which work so gooddd. So i am sure this one will just work like magic too

4. ETUDE HOUSE My Little Nut Curl Fix Mascara and Curl Fix Long Las (8 g)
It is advanced with Waterproof and Sweatproof technology, not easily smudge, will give us the doll eyelashes we always love. Instant eyelash extension? with the newest technology, i hope this one will work well for you who love exercising too. Dont we hate when we exercise then the mascara smudge T_T (this emo remind me of TWICE TT song btw, have you checked? :D )

5. ETUDE HOUSE HandCream Nutcracker Limited Edition
Contains walnut seed extract and avocado fruits, the fragrance not only good but also promising a soft and healthy hand. Boost your confidence in the upcoming family outing or go hang out with friends ♡

So which one is your favourite from this ETUDE HOUSE Nutcracker Special Limited Collection? Have you get your hand on this super cute product?

Till the next post #xoxo

Stella Meryl
The Beauty and Pocket