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Cosmetics from Korea - StyleNanda


Hi All,
Sorry I was away (again!). I just finished my jlpt N1 yesterday (I know, I took it again because they changed the test format and how they grade the applicants. I had to since a lot of companies are already asking for N levels, and not the Levels used in the old system). But for the moment, I am done and I wanted to make a post on some stuff I recently got from Korea.

I usually decline any samples or freebies from companies nowadays because I feel overwhelmed with my very little free time, and I hate to see cosmetics piling up without being used after a review. But this one I didn't want to turn down. It's because it's from a site I would always look at when I had time last year. It's style nanda!! :) yay!! (Oh, and I am not getting paid to do this review. I was just asked to try out the makeup and that is all).
It's one of the biggest online shopping malls in Korea, and the "Nanda Unnies (the models)" always portrayed awesome personas and edgy charisma.

It's good to hear that style nanda has expanded to America. If you are tired with yes style or other websites that import Asian styled clothes, you should check out Style Nanda (It kind of translates to "it's Stylish").

Anyway, here's the address : http://en.stylenanda.com/


So, let's go into the review.
I picked out three from their 3 Concept Eyes series.

The first one is the highlight beam.
It's for both face and body, and it has a pink tint to it. There's barely any scent to it and when you smooth it out it does leaves a lot of shine to your skin.
The only thing is, it's quite hard to evenly spread it out, and it's quite hard to get it off.

See how the shine is there :p
So, if you decided to go for the product, please use small amounts since it's quite effective.


The next one is the 3 Concept Eyes in Shoo Black.
It contains a mirror and three colors (beige, metallic gray and charcoal).
I like how pigmented the colors are. I thought it was going to be lame and dusty, but the colors are actually very pigmented.

Arg, I messed up on my swatch.

Here's a swatch from Style Nanda's site.
It's exactly like the swatches. The dark colors are very intensive +_+ and I like!!
Last but not least, is the most popular lipstick from their site - 106 Honey Pink
It's a baby pink color.
When I first saw it I thought it was going to be dry and harsh, but it is amazingly creamy and moisturizing on the lips.
The color itself looks thick, but trust me - it really isn't. I was pleasantly surprised at how it was soft and creamy.

Below are swatches on my lips (bare - half - full)


Overall, I was very pleased with the overall quality of the items (especially the shadows and the lipstick). I guess I have some sort of prejudice of startup brands, but the 3 Concept Eyes series really pleased me. :)
I am planning to do a look that was inspired by the nanda girls (super chic :p) soon, so I'll keep you guys posted on the makeup.

Catalina

Catalina
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  1. is the price shown in stylenanda.com in usd?

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  2. OMG! I LOVE THAT STORE! I found it a few years ago! I tried to see if I could get some stuff shipped to my brother when he was teaching English in Korea last year and pick them up when I visited, but I totally forgot about it and now he's back -_- If only they shipped over seas!

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  3. Very interesting!!! :) I've never heard of that makeup company! I'm off to check it out!! <3 Thanks Catalina!!!

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  4. - thian: yes, the english site has all the prices in USD
    and Jessica, I think they are expanding their business to the states, Japan and China. I am assuming that they do shipping in America, but I will ask the person and come back and add another reply :p
    - Mindy: they started as an online clothing site and got really popular in Korea and launched their own makeup line and all that. I think it's interesting :D

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  5. Oh that's pretty awesome! I actually live in Canada so if you could also please ask if they ship to Canada that would be super :)

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  6. I feel like their concept is sorta of like Urban Outfitters in the US. Do they ship to the US?

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  7. yupp i agree with valerie theyre kinda like UO but i think the website is pretty cool!! ooh and i love the lipstick color YAY something new to try thanks!!

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  8. This lipstick is so cute!

    I love your blog btw :)

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  9. the packaging reminds me of mac's style black collection xD but it looks like something i will want to try since i loved that collection keke

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  10. Any idea if they ship internationally? I'm based in Singapore. :S

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  11. Cool, I didn't know about this website! Thanks xx

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  12. Ohh didn't know this shop :) thanks for sharing and I like the lipstick colour!

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  13. Hi Catalina!
    I was wondering about your acne.
    Because my face feels like real crap.
    =_=; I keep thinking it goes away, but it doesn't. And just a year ago, my face was real clear.
    Now it's like...;_; Ah.

    Anyway, I know everyone has different skin, but it looks like I have the same type of skin as you.
    Did you just stick to the BP cream or did you take the birth control pills also?

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  14. I just got an e-mail that they do ship to america, canada and singapore. All of the shipping information is going to come out during check out :)

    @eraserwhite: yes I do take birth control pills but I don't think it's effective. If I stop using the BP cream, my skin starts getting upset again despite my usage of birth control pills :/

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  15. hey Catalina, would you say there a dupe for the lipstick (106)? thanks!

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  16. Thanks a lot Cat! You're super amazing!

    I actually used to have TERRIBLE acne as well. Mine was more around my chin and cheeks area. I finally couldn't take it anymore so I went to go see a dermatologist. My dermatologist did a blood test and my results showed that I had high male hormones so he prescribed me birth control and antibiotics (called Minocycline which is used to treat acne) to take simultaneously. Finally after a year and a half, my acne disappeared and I'm no longer on the antibiotics but only on birth control (for other reasons...). I've been acne free for a little over a year now.

    I know that it's not covered to see a dermatologist in the states (where it is in Canada), but I really think it's worth it if you can't handle it any longer.

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  18. love korean makeup n stuffs! :) the lipstick looks so gorg! envy!!

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  19. totally miss your youtube videos!

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  20. Hi Catalina
    I loved your blog.
    How nice that you finished JLTP N1. I live in Japan, but I'm not Japanese!
    I loved your videos on youtube. It is very useful.

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  21. I hope you can make more posts about stylenanda and more makeup looks inspired by the nanda girls, esp. the red-lipstick looks ~

    I LOVE ADORE YOUR BLOG <33333333333333

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  22. Aww how did you get your purchases? I live in the U.S. But they don't have my area code numbers. D: Please respond. I really want to their makeup now. Thanks!

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