My Latest Etude House Haul

Hi folks,

Long time no see! I know I have been a bit AWOL recently, but am going to rectify this in the coming weeks, promise! I have actually been busy shopping (a LOT) and also living a little bit too, so I have a whole lot of things to report back. Plus, I am going home soon, and I will need to keep you posted while I am away, duh! So never fear, a whole lotta Korean products and posts are coming your way 😉

So I know I constantly bang on and on about Nature Republic (because it is amazing) and say that I don’t really have an affinity for Etude House. This is true – as much as I like pink, the over-pinkeness of the place puts me off, as does the packaging which can seem a bit… cheap (gasp!). However. Recently I have dropped my spending ban, which funnily enough has corresponded in a drop in my savings account, and I decided to give Etude House another go. This isn’t a review post, but just a quick glimpse into the mid-sized haul I indulged in recently.

Have a look here:

My Etude House haul
My Etude House haul

The reason why I was keen to go into Etude House at this point in time was twofold: 1) they were having a sale, and 2) I was looking for a lighter face cream and was keen to try their Moistfull Collagen Cream . Why it has two l’s, I don’t know, but that’s by the by. I went straight to this product, although it was a bit of a squeeze as the Guri Etude House is quite tiny and it was packed with fellow sales lovers and chatty sales assistant (chatting to each other I mean). However, I made it in the end and I really like the texture of this cream! I’ve just used it for the first time today and will be posting a review soon because I think it’s gonna be something special between us.

This cream also happened to come with a small (20ml) sample of the Moistfull SUPER Collagen Ampoule Essence. Yes, the SUPER is in caps. I’m not sure how much collagen can actually be absorbed in through your skin, and if it actually does anything, but I am willing to give it a go. As I type this, my skin feels silky smooth, so I have hope for this range 🙂

Next, you may see on the left I bought the Baking Powder Cleansing Foam Moist. A friend of mine was talking about this range a while ago, and I was sort of intrigued by it. I have used baking powder in the past, back in the day when I had braces and it was the only thing that would properly leave my poor, metal-capped teeth feeling fresh. Good times! This cleansing foam is designed for more sensitive skin (hello!) and is quite smooth and creamy. I haven’t tried it yet but will report back fo’ sho’.

Next (this is in no particular order), down the bottom you can see the packaging and bottle of Help My Finger Art Gel Coat. I was basically looking for a clear base/top coat (I’m not fussed – that is why I call my manicures wannicures, after all) and this seemed the closest thing to what I wanted. I asked the sales assistant in broken English/Korean and this is what I wound up with. It works just fine, and is also apparently useful as a more adhesive coat for adding stones and nail art. Who knew?!

Up the top you may see that cute little panda box, and that is a yummy-smelling hand cream which goes by the name of Missing U Hand Cream #3 Panda Story. I LOVE the smell of this hand cream, it is a light cherry scent and is so delicious. I bought this as a gift for when I go back home (in 5 days, wheee!) but may just end up getting one for myself.

Last but not least is the Rich Butter Hand Mask. As you know, I am trying (and sort of succeeding) in making my hands as polished and beautiful as a Korean woman/doll’s. However, I have serious problems with dry cuticles, and that ain’t cute for nobody. So, I decided to indulge in this hand and finger mask. Hopefully it will restore all of the cuticle-y goodness to my poor digits and they shall be beautiful once more. I’ve never used a hand mask so I’m quite excited to try this! Also, it has butter in its name, and everyone knows you can never go wrong with butter.

That’s it for today folks, I hope you enjoyed this haul o’ mine! I am planning on writing out a whole bunch of posts for when I am away so you shall be seeing more of me shortly (hooray!) 🙂 Thanks for reading, and I will see y’all next time!


Steph x

  1. That’s the cleanser I use! I’ve got no complaints… but I think I was a smidge more satisfied with the cleanser from Etude’s “Happy” collection. I decided; however, that my next cleanser (and maybe toner) is going to come from Nature Republic. Since you talk it up so much. Got any cleansing/toning product suggestions off the top of your head??

    1. Ooh amazing! Yes as much as I am open to trying new things, I am generally really happy and impressed by Nature Republic. They just get it so right! I use their Chamomile Cleansing Oil which I find really gentle and nice, and I’m currently using their Bee Venom Toner, soon to move onto the Argan 20˚ Essential Toner (LOVE that line). However, I must say my favourite foam cleanser so far is Innisfree’s Jeju Volcanic Pore Cleansing Foam. I found this to be so creamy and gentle, and it cleansed without drying my skin out (unlike a certain Face Shop one I was not impressed with!). Check these out and see how you go, I really enjoy using all of them! Thanks for your comment as always Lisa 🙂

      1. Oh I’m definitely going to buy the Innisfree cleanser! A shop just went up near my apartment so that’s better than trekking downtown to Nature Republic 😛 I’m laaazy.

        Also, I just edited my “Perplexing World of Korean Skincare” post and added a little shout out/link to your blog. You are the unofficial Korean skincare guru of the internets and everyone should know that. That post gets at least 30 google hits per day so if you get a sudden traffic boost.. well.. you’re welcome 😉

      2. Aww wow thank you so much Lisa! That’s so nice of you 🙂 I’ve got you in my blogroll too so hopefully will return the love hehe. And let me know how you go with that cleanser, I actually have a new tube of it waiting for me and I’m really looking forward to using it lol. I really like the fact that it contains ‘volcanic clusters’ and it’s so creeeamy! ^^

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