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Plagiarism For Dummies Ch.2 : Here We Go Again !

Published April 1, 2015 by Beauty-full Dreams

Those of you who’ve been following me long enough (thank you ❤ ) know that 2 years ago I had to deal with plagiarism when a so-called “blogger” copied & paste part of my Etude House Sweet Recipe Candy Stick Review. I warned everyone who could be tempted to do the same that I will never tolerate plagiarism. Obviously today’s case didn’t read this post…

Still, the “Protected By Copyscape Do Not Copy” yellow logo on the top right should have been a good indication. It’s clearly not here just because it looks pretty. Neihter is the “translation by myself” mention in the credits of my news, it means “Back off, it’s my work”. Maybe I should write it in French for you to understand ??

Best part ? She’s one of my followers and I follow her blog too. Never thought I would find out through WordPress Reader ? How dumb (and hypocritical) was that ?!

Like the other thief (yes, because stealing somebody else’s work is a theft, ma chère), I won’t display her name or blog link. She ripped off my translation & description to gain more traffic and already benefited enough from it, there’s no way I’m gonna offer her free publicity on my very own blog to boot.

Yet, I can prove that she copied a whole paragraph (the one where I describe each product & translate all of their names) from my Etude House Dreaming Swan post and made it pass for her own writing 3 days later. Same layout, same way to put the number of colors/designs either in brackets or in a sentence, same words describing nail polish shades she can’t have seen for herself, even the exact same sentence, who the hell are you kidding ?!

She claims she got it from Etude House Instagram : liar ~ Etude House Instagram pics never showed the whole collection, the shades/designs for each item nor the names of all the products. And Etude House fb, twitter, blog, website, yt channel didn’t either. I got my info from a PR pic that wasn’t publicly released by Etude House, that’s why I didn’t include it in my post.

I know that a good chunk of the beauty bloggers out there -not restricted to Korean cosmetics, btw- are only here for sponsoring and perks (there’s absolutely nothing wrong with sponsoring and getting free stuff, but when it’s your only motivation to maintain a blog, that’s low) but pushing the fame-craving to the point of stealing other people’s work is just pathetic. And it won’t be tolerated by me.

To your sorry a** and other losers like you :

Steal one more thing from me & face the consequences.

You’ve been warned.



12 Days Of K-XMAS : Shuffle It All – My Own Glittery Favorites

Published December 21, 2014 by Beauty-full Dreams

On the 5th Day of Christmas, I decided to share with you some all-time Korean gems from my own vault ❤



Pretty pearlish and glittery polishes : Modi Glam Nails S02 “Soul Touch”, Scandal B5851 “Pistachio”, Castledew Color Shot Nail 9799 “Emerald Fairy”, Konad R59 “Sky Blue”, Missha Lucid Nail Polish “GPP02”, Konad R10 “Light Gold” and Scandal S060 “Mocha Sparkle”.


And because beauty knows no season and some spring & summer items can turn into great allies for a Christmas/New Year look, let me show you how to make the best ot the following cosmetics :




Peripera Sweet Meringue was last year’s spring collection but the solid white “glitters” inside make perfect snowflakes 😉 The 4 colors are : Soda Meringue, Lemon Meringue, Strawberry Meringue and Mint Meringue.







Holika Holika Jewel-light Waterproof Eyeliner One Carat Diamond and 18k Gold are both tear liners but used as regular eyeliners, they’ll make your eyes sparkle like no other ! On the other hand, the pigmented lamé finish of summery Etude House Proof 10 Liquid Liner Blue Coolpix and Turkey Green will add depth to your party makeup 🙂

As you already know, last year’s summer hits from Etude House, Bling In The SeaProof 10 Color Eye Stick Sand Gold, Ocean Wave Blue and Proof 10 Bling Eye Stick Sea Ripples, make terrific shimmery eyeshadows. But have you thought about using the Sand Gold one as a tear liner, or, much more daring, leave a trail of the Sea Ripples green glitters under your eyebrow or at the outer corner of your eyes ?

And how about a light swipe (use a big powder brush) of Etude House Sweet Recipe Chocolate Highlighter, if you have fair skin, or The SAEM Allys Ajell Jelly Cushion Shadow #4 “Cushion Beige” (for darker skins) all over the face instead of your usual powder for a subtle extra glow ?





Tony Moly Body Glow Lotion – Too Sexy comes from this year’s summer collection but this bronzer will give a sexy touch to your arms, legs and cleavage ! Just use it sparsely and blend it well into your skin 😉

Etude House V-line Slim Maker #1 Wood Brown & Sun Gold is meant for contouring but, just like the Sweet Recipe Chocolate Highlighter, it makes a nice shimmery powder. Mine is the Aloha one but it has just been renewed into a holiday special edition 😉

More than making your favorite eyeshadows last longer, Etude House Look At My Eyes Pearl Shadow Base can also turn into a nice cream highlighter if applied under your eyes, in the middle of your forehead, on the bridge of your nose, on your cheekbones and in the middle of your chin 😀

And if Etude House Sweet Recipe Dear My Jelly Lip-talk  “A Slice Of Tangy Lemon” is too discreet for a Christmas & New Year look, don’t forget that its pink glitters and glossy tranparent finish will boost any of your regular lipstick ^^

So, I hope you enjoyed this post and found my advice somehow interesting !


Next time, let’s get Frozen once again with Peripera !

Back In The Game !

Published May 18, 2014 by Beauty-full Dreams

Hello everyone !

Sorry for the 2-month hiatus but real life always comes first 😉

Now I’m here and I’m not coming back empty-handed ! So in the next few weeks, I’ll tell you everything you need to know about the 2014 summer makeup collections, show you this summer’s future hits before anyone else, give you an insight into Korea’s hottest cosmetics battle, bring back some memories with Tony Moly Ice Queen Green Tea Pack and review all of my Etude House Sweet Recipe & Bling In The Sea products ! Not bad, right ? 😀

So don’t forget to check out Beauty-full Dreams for all these and more !


Coming up today :  let’s dive together into the shiny sea of Skinfood Pearl Oyster 2014 Summer Makeup Collection !

Etude House Bling In The Sea, Dear My Jelly Lips-talk and Holika Holika I Want Chu Swatches

Published January 20, 2014 by Beauty-full Dreams

As promised, here are some swatches from my latest Gmarket order :

Etude House Bling In The Sea Proof 10 Color Eye Stick BL602 Ocean Wave Blue


Even though it has a blue sticker on the cap, is called “Ocean Wave Blue and looks blue when you open it, this eye stick is actually a green shade

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A green-blue aqua kind of shade if you prefer, but still green 😉 And extremely shiny ❤

Etude House Sweet Recipe Dear My Jelly Lips-talk JPK004 Grapefruit Syrup


My 3rd Sweet Recipe Dear My Jelly Lips-talk ! So after “A Mouthfull Of Cotton Candy” and “A Slice Of Tangy Lemon”, please welcome my new “Grapefruit Syrup”


I’m kidding ! Although a neon glow-in-the-dark orange lipstick would be fun 😀  I just like the way it looks hit by a ray of sun, but its real color is this :


And like all the Dear My Jelly Lips-talk lipsticks, don’t take the bright solid color of the tube for granted :

ehdj4.jpgNo flash, direct sunlight. From left to right : 1 swipe, 2 swipes, 3 swipes

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Holika Holika I Want Chu “Mojito Kiss” & “Cherry Coke Kiss”

I Want Chu is a set of 2 lipbalms, 1 for you & 1 for your boyfriend, aiming to add some extra flavor to your kisses ^^ There are 4 different sets but I only picked 2 : “Mojito Kiss” & “Cherry Coke Kiss”.


Mojito Kiss = Mint + Lemon


No flash, inside. Left = Lemon, right = Mint

These lipbalms all have a delicious smell but they’re pretty sheer, although glossy, on the skin. Except the Cherry one, which is a bit more pigmented :


Cherry Coke Kiss = Cherry + Cola


No flash, inside. Left = Cola, right = Cherry

That’s all for now ! Next time, I’ll tell you if It’s Skin Apple Peeling Tissue is really worth buying, so stay tuned 😉

Gmarket X-mas Order…

Published January 13, 2014 by Beauty-full Dreams

Many Korean brands were having sales on Gmarket in December so I made one last order for 2013, what was supposed to be my Christmas order. So, why  am I only showing it now, you wonder ? That’s the “was supposed to be” part : initially, I also bought 3 items from The Saem official store but they never sent them to Gmarket and I had to cancel them to finally get my parcel… last week !

Even though I didn’t get it on time, I’m pretty happy with my order :



Lioele Carry Me Hand Cream Blueberry and a few samples ^^


It’s Skin Color Play Silky Foundation #23


Holika Holika Petit BB Watery, I Want Chu “Mojito Kiss” & “Cherry Coke Kiss” & samples 😀


Etude House Bling In The Sea Proof 10 Color Eye Stick BL602 Ocean Wave Blue, Sweet Recipe Dear My Jelly Lips-talk JPK004 Grapefruit Syrup and samples ^^

In my next post, I’ll show you some swatches of the Holika Holika I Want Chu “Mojito Kiss” & “Cherry Coke Kiss”, Etude House Bling In The Sea Eye Stick and Dear My Jelly Grapefruit Syrup, so stay tuned 😉

Update + Gmarket September Order

Published November 25, 2013 by Beauty-full Dreams

Hi everyone !

I’ve been internet-deprived for a month due to a broken modem but now I’m back !

Before teaching you how to order on Gmarket later this week, here are some pics of my September order as teaser ^^



A lemon soap made of natural ingredients by Yes Enjoy Time alias y.e.t. It has a nice real lemon smell and gives a light and soft foam 🙂



It’s Skin Pure Moisture Cream and Mini Bebe Hand Cream Sakura. This cream is one of my favorite moisturizer and with 100ml of product it’s really worth the price (about $17-$18). The hand cream has a nice sweet sakura fragrance, more like candy ^^ I also got 3 Mangowhite Cleansing Cream samples but I haven’t tried them yet.



Holika Holika Petit BB are my favorite BB creams !


Etude House I Need You ! A to Z Mask Sheets in Mango (nourishing & firming), Fig (purifying) and Bulgarian Rose (brightening). The Mango one doesn’t smell like mango at all but has a pretty good lifting effect !


Etude House Styling Eye Liner Black and 2 eyeshadow sticks from this summer’s Bling In The Sea collection : Proof 10 Color Eye Stick Sand Gold and Proof 10 Bling Eye Stick Sea Ripples. The Bling Eye Stick (white one) actually turns into a myriad of gorgeous green glitters once applied ❤


Etude House Sweet Recipe Cupcake All Over Color in Strawberry Chiffon Cake 🙂 Even though the texture is nothing like the ads, it’s still a very good blusher with a great smell (and one of the cutest packaging 😉 )




I also ordered some Korean nail art supplies for a change ^^

Well, that’s it for now but stay tuned for my Gmarket Ordering Guide later this week 🙂

It’s Good To Be Back !!

Published October 19, 2013 by Beauty-full Dreams

Long time no see !

I’m sorry for the unexpected hiatus (I didn’t expect it either) but family matters are both complicated and time-consuming…

I’d like to thank everyone who still read my blog while I was away and welcome my new readers 😀 To my dear followers, I haven’t forgotten you and I’m looking forward to reading the posts I missed and finally being able to interact with you properly !  

I was kindly requested to explain how to order from Gmarket, so expect a series of posts about it next week ^^

Meanwhile, I’ll show you my latest Gmarket order in the next post so stay tuned !