Korean Beauty loves Girls’ Generation Nails! Vlogger Yuki wears Prada created this classic video about the nail styles in Girls’ Generation The Boys Video.
Even though this hit video is from the fall of 2011, Korean Beauty loves Tae-Yeon’s half moon rhinestone look for Spring 2013. Pale colors and it’s all about the sparkle! This style is an easy and beautiful look for a evening out or for extra bling during the day. The pale pinky beige nail color is perfect for to go with this season’s pale pinks and soft linen dresses, and is a color that works on most nails. This style can be muted by using fewer and smaller crystals, or add extra rhinestones for a bolder shine. An additional option is to eliminate the crystals altogether, and just highlight the nail half moon with silver nail polish. Any of the options will create a Korean beauty nail that is spectacular!
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For an alternative look for the Korean beauty this season, consider Sunny’s second look, the diagonal rhinestone stripe. With similar colors as Tae-Yeon’s nails, but with a bolder design, Sunny’s nail look is perfect for weekends and evenings out. Using a more translucent pale beige, this look uses the same silver highlight polish with a much larger rhinestone. For extra bling, try a silver holographic nail polish.
No matter which look you choose, start with a clear base coat, consider layering on at least two color coats for extra wear and have a steady hand (or a helpful friend).
Whether you choose Tae-Yeon’s half moon glitter nail polish look or Sunny’s bolder diagonal stripe look, you’ll have the perfect scintillating look for the spring season!
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Today we’ll review Korean beauty brand Skin Food nail polish Pedicure Sparkle #7 Sun Yellow. Skin Food’s pedicure line is designed to help avoid yellow nail stains due to polish, and the Pedicure Sparkle is its line of diamond pearl polishes for toes. The polish is a dazzling gold shimmer in the bottle. The bottle itself is a long gold handle with the familiar Skin Food angel on the top, and a clear bottle holding the polish below.
Polish application is easy with the long handle, which is a contrast to the current trend of polishes having short, stubby tops. The polish goes on quite thickly, although it does not appear to be thick on the brush. It contains vitamins and keratin, which also probably changes the texture, and makes it unlike many other polishes. With the glitter, it is not a smooth polish to put on. It also has a strong nail polish scent.
Once the polish is on and dries, what seemed like a lumpy polish becomes a smooth base for the glitter flakes. Although the polish looks like it will be heavily golden in the bottle, it becomes a clear polish with small, shimmery flakes on the nails. The glitter is actually much more subtle than expected from looking at the bottle. True to its role as a pedicure polish, it wears on the nails like iron, refusing to budge. Days later, there were no chips or peeling. In fact, our tester found that it was difficult to remove with acetone nail polish. If you’re looking for a long lasting Korean beauty brand nail polish, it will be hard to beat this one.
Korean Beauty Pros:
Lovely, subtle gold shimmer polish
Long handle allows for easy application
Has keratin and vitamins for nails
Very long lasting
Korean Beauty Cons:
Lumpy upon application
Difficult to remove
Korean Beauty blogger BeautifyMeeh’s teaches a Korean style basic, winged eyeliner. Instead of using a gel pencil, BeautifyMeeh demonstrates gel pot eyeliner. Although she uses MAC, SokoGlam.com has the Too Cool For School Eye Design Box which has both a deep black gel pot eyeliner, brush, plus a bonus eyebrow powder. The technique is a breeze, so get out your eyeliner and get some wings!
While in Malaysia, one of our Korean Beauty editors took time out from her vacation to drop in on the Kuala Lumpur Beauty Professional Exhibition to get spritzed, creamed, and brushed with the latest products from Korean beauty companies. Here’s her report:
Hey, Korean Beauty. The Beauty Professional exhibition was incredible! I visited and sampled Korean beauty products from Woorihanbang, Medi-Peel, Somang, and many more. On this trip I was most impressed by my visit to Beautee Collagen, a skin care line out of Korea. (Thanks to the Pro De Beaute team from Singapore for walking me through the line.) As you would expect from the name, Beautee Collagen is focused on collagen and anti-aging products. Some of the product I sampled were a collagen gel that is sprayed on as a mist, and a very soft and moisturizing diamond cream which is still in development. However, for me the star of the show was the Coco Cleansing Water (All-in-One).
Oil based makeup removers are too harsh to use in sensitive areas of the face. The Coco Cleansing Water was very gentle and reminiscent of coconut water (no surprise, since it is coconut-based). The representative assured me that it was safe around sensitive areas. With such gentleness, I was surprised to find out that it could whisk away the heaviest makeup. It even cleared away ink marks from a ballpoint pen that the rep drew on my wrist to demonstrate the cleanser. A lot of cleaning with just a small splash of Coco! This would be a perfect Korean beauty product to remove some of the heavier BB creams and other types of makeup. Coco Cleansing Water is also free of parabens, alcohol, oil and perfumes. All in all, the Coco Cleansing Water was an impressive product and one a lot of us will be adding to our Korean Beauty makeup kits.
No matter what the weather, it’s time for spring!
Oh, so cute! Etude House’s new collections for Korean beauties is super sweet! Krystal from F(x) is the star of this commercial featuring Etude House’s Sweet Recipe Dear My Jelly Lips- Talk. Not quite lipstick, but more than a lip gloss, this lippy from Etude’s House Spring collection is available in six colors and two tints.
Sweet Recipe Dear My Jelly Lips has a bit of shimmer, goes on moist and smells wonderfully sweet. The packaging (as is usual with Etude House) is adorable, white with a ring of what looks like… are those mini jelly beans?
Strawberry Syrup which is a lovely red,
Sweet Orange is a bright orange,
Grapefruit Orange is a summery coral,
Baby Pink is a medium pink,
Lemon is a warm light yellow
Hot Pink is…well, hot pink.
The tints are a soft pink and a dark peach.
For anyone who has lips that are often on the dry side, the extra moisture is a real plus, although it also means that the color is easier to rub off. Since Etude House’s Sweet Recipe My Dear Jelly Lips isn’t designed as a long lasting lipstick, it won’t stay on for long. So you’ll need to carry that cute lipstick tube around! It’s the perfect product for those spring days when you want your lips to look pretty, but not overly made up. It goes on light, but not as shiny and shimmery as some lip glosses. It’s almost like a moist lip tint, or a very smooth lip balm. Etude House has come up with a product that really is like the ‘Jelly’ lips that they proclaim.
Put on a sheer coat for a hint of color, or build up a few layers (like Krystal) for color depth. Tell me in the comments which color you’ll choose!