Tuesday, March 16, 2010

From my first visit to Etude House

So...everything at Etude House to me is like candy. It's either pink or some other bright color, it smells good, and it's just so cute. Etude House is a Korean brand which recently opened branches here in Manila though I'd never been until now 'cause the store was too far from our place. Just yesterday though a new branch opened nearby, so I went of course and got some things.



Left to right: sample of Precious Mineral BB Cream (gift with purchase), Plumping Lip Tint in red, Peach Water Gloss in Apricot, Auto Lipliner in a brown shade, Dr. Mascara Fixer for Natural Lash, Blackhead Off Finger Tip Silicon, and Good-bye Dark Circle Eye Patch.

I've only tried the Blackhead Off Finger Tip Silicon (the orange object on the right) and the Dr. Mascara Fixer so far. There are two of the Finger Tip Silicons, to be placed on each forefinger then rubbed on the nose, or any other areas with blackheads.


Its short, tiny bristles felt soft when I used it last night when I was washing my face, and afterward my bumpy nose felt smooth and soft. But when I woke up this morning it was dry and flaking. Did I rub too hard? Etude House has this small range of products specifically for getting rid of blackheads, I want to try those soon.

I want to test the Dr. Mascara Fixer for natural lash a couple of times more before I post a review. This can be used as both a mascara primer and topcoat. I saw two variants of this at the store by the way, one said 'for Perfect Lash', while the other said 'for Natural Lash'. I asked the sales assistant what the difference was, but she didn't know, so I just picked one. Anyway I found out later upon reading a beauty blog that Perfect Lash volumizes and curls lashes, while Natural Lash separates and lengthens. I dunno, why would I wanna separate my lashes? Kinda wish I'd gotten the other one. It seems to work well enough though!

They had a bunch more stuff I was intrigued by...and some not. There were fragrances that were packaged like dolls, which looked pretty, but none of the scents appealed to me at all. They had a bunch of body sprays too which all smelled pretty much the same and much like drugstore kids' colognes.


I'm definitely coming back though so I got myself a membership card, which will give me very small rebates in the future- 2% for every P100 purchase. Haha. Expect reviews on the other items soon.

18 comments:

~tHiAmErE~ said...

nice haul!

it's been a while since i went shopping & i need to go to etude because i want to buy the lash serum.

will be waiting for your review on some of the things that you got
^_^

Nina said...

So this means they're finally open in Festival Mall? Yay! :)

twinsouls888 said...

nice haul Ids ^_^. I've been meaning to visit Etude na talaga pero ang layo samin ^_^. Sana mag open sila branch sa MOA ^_^

Crystal Gale said...

I hope they open a branch at Trinoma or SM north haha those are the malls near my place ^_^

Nice haul! will be waiting for your reviews ^_^

jehan said...

wow, what a haul! and they finally have point/membership cards.. that would be really nice. here, i always get text messages about their events like discounts because of the membership card.
etude house always smells like candy. my filipina friend and i went eye shopping (that's how they call window shopping here) yesterday and we couldn't resist etude house' sweet smelling counters... didn't buy any though, just got free candies, hehehe...

Ida said...

thiamere, I didn't know they had a lash serum, I'd like to try that too. :) Will post the reviews soon!

Nina, Yes!!! 2nd floor, nery near Powerbooks.

Hi Ems, I know the feeling hehe layo ng megamall dito. I believe they're in the process na of opening in other locations in Manila. :)

Gale, I think I read somewhere that they're opening a branch at SM north. Thanks. :)

Jehan, I do a lot of eye shopping myself these days, wish they had free candy at the counters here too. Hehe. I think I'd like that if they texted me about discounts and stuff.

Khymm said...

can't wait for your reviews Ida.. i wanna try their cleansing water..

Ida said...

I'll try to make my reviews good! :) Their cleansing water does look interesting.

herroyalbleakness said...

yaya for your eh haul, ids! they've got interesting products, noh?

Ida said...

thanks, tagal ko din hinintay pag open nila dito, hehe :) yes definitely, for me lalo na yung ibang skincare and lippies.

Mary said...

ooh nice haul! i wanna try that finger thingy! looks soo cool...I would love to see a review!

maviclicious said...

sis, where are the branches located at?? I wanna visit... hehhe, thnx nice haul you got there.

Shop N' Chomp said...

Lucky girl! I wish we had an Etude House here. =)

Ida said...

Hi Mary, I seem to have overexfoliated my nose with the finger thingie...I haven't used it again. Will be posting reviews on the other items soon though. :)

Maviclicious, hey sis, there currently have branches at megamall and festival mall alabang (this is the one I went to).

Shop N' Chomp, yes we're pretty lucky to have them here (there's always ebay though)...but you guys have disneyland! :)

Golden said...

How I envy you. I hope Etude House decides to open a branch here in Baguio.

Lots of love,

Ida said...

Aww. I know how that feels! Hold on, I'm gonna leave a message on your blog...

Badet said...

Hi Ida, love Etude House too! I got those perfumes because they're all cute, haha...

Ida said...

Badet, haha couldn't resist eh? :) They do look adorable specially the doll ones.

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