Friday, 29 November 2013

Etude House Apricot Stick #8 Sour Cherry Review

Disclaimer: All products mentioned were purchased by myself and all opinions are strictly my own.

Etude House Apricot Stick #8 Sour Cherry ♥

My HG lip product.
I love this and I don't know why. Actually, I love this and I don't know why other people don't love it as much as I do.

I mean, it's so freaking cheap! Well it used to be. I can't remember when I bought this - but I bought it several months ago when Etude House products were still sold on eBay.

For those who don't know, Etude House is a popular Korean brand that specialises in skincare, makeup and other beauty products. They are known for having adorable packaging as well as affordable prices - basically, they're known for being cute and cheap.

Anyways, as I was saying, I bought this off eBay at the start of the year for only $4 USD! Super cheap right? Well now they're around $6-$7. Worst of all, I lost this apricot stick in China. *Cry cry* I love it so much - I'm actually tempted to buy another one! But I have a million lip products which need to be used. *Sigh*

It's really pretty. ♥
Not to mention, the colour is amazing asdfghjkl. I just love it! Super pigmented and super pretty. It's a nice warm-toned red which looks slightly orange under different lights - and is just fabulous. I have a warm undertone which only suits different shades of pink and cool-toned red. However, I can still wear this and it doesn't look half bad in my opinion.

A thin layer of Etude House Apricot Stick #8 Sour Cherry.
Back to the pigmentation - the colour is really buildable! You can apply a really thin layer of #8 and it'll give you a nice tinted lip colour. If you apply a second layer, you'll have a pigmented red-orange which is only slightly more sheer than lipstick. If you apply anymore than that, you don't need lipstick at all. Just kidding. But it's still super pigmented for a tinted lip balm. 

It's really easy to use! Just wind up and apply!
Another great thing about this baby is that it's moisturising! I don't have to apply lip balm beforehand or lip gloss afterwards! It doesn't really emphasise the lines on my lips or any other dry flakes - which means I don't need to exfoliate using a lip scrub. It definitely saves a lot of time if you're in a rush - which is why it's my favourite go-to lip product. Still crying about how I lost it.

Not a lot of product though.
Oh and the scent is quite nice. Smells nice and sweet and fruity - but a little on the cheaper side if you feel me. Oh well, you don't really notice it when you apply it - and it's not like anyone's going to be sniffing your lips HAHA.

The only downside to the Etude House Apricot Stick in #8 Sour Cherry is that it just doesn't last long. If you're eating something, expect it to be gone straightaway. If you wipe your mouth, expect it to be all on your tissue. But hey, at least it comes off evenly.

Likes ♥
Super cheap
Pretty colour
Super pigmented

Doesn't last long
Not a lot of product

Note: People have complained about not being able to wind down the packaging - but I haven't actually experienced that with any of my 4 shades. Must be lucky I guess.

Overall rating: 8/10 ♥

If it lasted a reasonable amount of time, I'd give it a 10. Too bad it disappears as soon as your lips touch something.

Sorry for all the selfies! x

Lots of Love,

Michelley ♥
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Tuesday, 26 November 2013

Breville BJE410 Juice Fountain Max 1200W Review ♥

Disclaimer: All products mentioned were purchased by myself/my family and all opinions are strictly my own.

Sorry for not blogging in over a week! I'll try blog more often now that I'm feeling better! Too bad Blogger's playing up on me and not saving my posts. Grrr... Anyways time for my review! Skip to the bottom if you're lazy like me woo!

Breville BJE410 Juice Fountain Max ♥

Looks pretty nice hehe. I like stock photos.
Let me just straightaway say: THIS JUICER IS AMAZING.

Best $178 spent ever. Kidding not kidding.
I bought this a few weeks ago from The Appliance Shed and asdfghjkl I love it! It's just so freaking good. When I tried it for the first time, I thought it was absolutely amazing and was going to blog about it straightaway! But I decided to use it more (to see if my opinion would change) and have been using it literally everyday since I bought it. So yeah, after using it twice a day for nearly an entire month, I can tell you that I still think it's amazing as I thought it was at the beginning woo!

This is what came in the box! The DVD also comes with the juicer - except the shop assistants give it to you.

Super shiny!
Assembled! This is what it should look like! Super easy to put together! I love it hehehe. No oddly shaped bits that you need to figure out where to put. Also, you can wash the base! (More about this below...)

You need to read this.
Not to mention, the juicer is super easy to clean! You can literally wash everything! Except for the motor base of course. In my opinion, this is the best bit cause it's just so great! It's so easy to clean, all you really need to do is take it apart and run it under the tap (with some soap if you really want)! No scrubbing necessary. This makes me love it asdfghjkl. My old juicer didn't have a seperate container for the pulp and juice so it was basically everything went through a container that couldn't washed ugh. You had to scoop out all the mess (and there was tons of it hidden in every nook and cranny) before brushing it and wiping it. Thinking back on it, that was pretty gross and obviously not hygienic.But this on the other hand is a godsend. Not to mention, the bits of pulp and other stuff doesn't really stick to the plastic which makes my life a lot easier. It's literally disassemble, rinse with water. Done.

Don't juice bananas.
However, it doesn't juice bananas well. Or berries. It pretty much spits them into the waste basket. So yeah, don't try juicing those kind of things. Also, wheatgrass is pretty hard to juice. It usually sends it flying into the pulp container or it juices it up real good if you use my "technique". I find that if you want to juice wheatgrass, you just need to tie it into a really compressed ball before sandwiching it between other things! Then it'll juice up fine!

Looks very gross to be honest.
Back to juicing. See all the waste? The light plastic is where all the waste goes. The dark plastic is the bit that holds the juice. So yeah, lots of waste, very little juice for bananas. I guess this is why we have a blender.

I'm actually thirsty now. Must go make juice. Not even kidding.
Carrot juice! The jug that comes with the juicer can only hold a litre (of juice) which is kind of annoying because if it's any more than that, it starts to overflow and leak everywhere. Which happens a lot cause we cut too much fruit up without realising. And yeah, we cut the fruit up cause I am really paranoid about the blades getting jammed. One time I didn't cut up the carrots properly, it got stuck in the blades and the entire machine started shaking. Then there was this awful sound before safety latch popped off and the entire thing turned off. Scary but reassuring at the same time.

It's so cool when you swirl it all together!
Beetroot juice! I also found that if you add soft fruit while the machine is going, you'll pretty much have fruit flying everywhere. I had tomato on my carpet HAHAHA. And add beetroot when the machine is off. Otherwise bright pink juice will go flying everywhere and it's not easy to get off. #donttrythisathomekids

The top of it looks pretty.
Looks pretty right? At first I thought that juice with beetroot in it tasted like dirt - but now I'm used to it (so it tastes fabbity fab.) After drinking homemade juice, I probably wouldn't buy the juices you get from the supermarket cause this is so much better for you hehe.

And this is why I've been going to the market every Sunday morning at the crack of dawn. (A.k.a 10am...)
What we usually use to make juice. (Minus the bananas.)

I am now a domestic goddess when it comes to cutting apples.
Chopped up all the fruit! You don't have to cut up apples but I do it anyway (cause it's fun...) but you have to cut carrots into quarters!

Hahaha I stuck my camera lens down the tube to take a photo.
Random photos cause I can.

Ideally, you shouldn't fill the tube up past the line. #YOLO
Oh and I forgot to mention. THE JUICER IS VERY LOUD. LIKE CHAINSAW LOUD. OR LAWNMOWER IN YOUR KITCHEN LOUD. It's pretty intimidating if you're a paranoid person like me who hates sharp things for the fear of chopping their limbs off. That's one of the reasons I can't be a chef, interior designer, a builder or a surgeon. Goal in life: Have a desk job so I'm more safe HAHAHA.

Pretty right? Kinda. Not really.

You can use this for compost! Too bad I don't have a green thumb.
Oh and juicing makes a lot of wasted pulp. Our rubbish bin is literally filled with bags and bags of pulp.

The end of my very long review!

Likes ♥
Looks stylish
Super cheap
Easy to assemble
Easy to use
Easy to wash
Makes a lot of juice

Slightly bulky
Extremely noisy
Produces a lot of wasted pulp
Can't juice everything easily

Note: I can't stress enough how easy this is to clean and how noisy it is.

Overall rating: 9/10 ♥

I would DEFINITELY recommend this product and I can't tell you enough how good this is. Just don't use it when people are sleeping.

Lots of Love,

Michelley ♥

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Monday, 18 November 2013

Avondale Sunday Market ♥

Hello my lovelies, how are you all? I haven't been feeling too well these past few days - the extreme temperature change is just killing me asdfghjkl. It feels like winter finally finished the other day and summer weather kicked in right away. So yeah, I haven't acclimatised well and now I'm sick. Fab.

Anyways, here's some photos of the Avondale market (in New Zealand)! It's on every Sunday from 5am to 12pm and you can buy almost everything there... I mean like fruit and vege, food, clothes, socks, shoes, bowls, random antiques, even tables wtf. Basically there's heaps of stuff and it's all dirt cheap. I go there every weekend to buy fruit and veges to make juice from!

*Too lazy to caption!*

I hope you guys liked the photos! I had to sneakily take them cause it's kind of retarded taking photos of fruit and veges. But if you think about it, why did I even take them? HAHAHA. It's like I've never seen produce before hehe.

I edited the photos using AfterFocus, my new favourite app. ♥ I might blog about it later since I love it so much. ♥ Sorry for the horrible post by the way, I'm sick - that's my excuse hehe.

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