Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Pretty and Cute Review

Hello my darlings.

I thought that I would share my recent purchases from Pretty & Cute. For those who don't know, Pretty & Cute is a company based in Oregon, USA that sells Korean and Japanese cosmetics.

I want to start by saying that their customer service is wonderful. They are polite, knowledgeable about the products they sell, and quick to respond to questions and concerns.

Another thing I really like about the company is the fact that they have free shipping within the U.S. on orders $50 and over. When they send a package out, your items are well packed with styrofoam peanuts to insure that nothing gets damaged. And even the free shipping is fast!

Pretty & Cute also has some great special offers that you can take advantage of! You get a free sample with EVERY purchase, regardless of how much you buy. They give a free (random) gift with orders over $39 and you can get 2 free face masks with a purchase of $65 or more. (Be sure to check the link I've provided for more details.

So, the first order I made was a small one. I bought Holika Holika Milky Veil Pore Cover BB SPF30 PA++ and Holika Holika: Milky Veil Oil Zero Powder.
This was my very first BB cream and I love it. It's so much better that traditional foundations; it's lightweight and it helps to keep my skin clear and soft. I was a little concerned that you couldn't select a shade to match your skintone, but the shade was perfect for me.
The powder came as a bit of a surprise. It was pure white, but when I put it on it doesn't make me look "powdery". Both of these products do what they are supposed to and I really like them, however I would like to experiment with other products and brands of BB cream.

My second order mostly consisted of things that I was buying for my best friend but I got a few things for myself. I got Face Q Red Pomegranate + CoQ10 Mask, FaceQ Grape Seed + Green Tea Mask and Crystal Band Top Or Bottom Lashes.
I've only used the Grape Seed and Green Tea mask so far and it made my skin so soft ^^ I was a little disappointed when I saw the lashes though. One side looks thicker and fuller than the other, but maybe they will look better once I have them on.
 I ended up getting a super cute pair of lashes as my free gift and the sample I got with this order was Holika Holika Water March Moisture Pink Full Cream.

My third order also included things for another friend of mine but it was mostly for me. I got 2 Etude House: Toilet Kitty O'Day, one in Cutie Tropical and the other in Tender Powder, ElishaCoy: Vitamin Pore Cleanser (Mini), Holika Holika: Snow White Magic Film Mask Sheet, and Lioele: Perfect Jumbo Concealer.
The Hello Kitty perfumes are so cute and they have very light scent that won't overpower. The pore cleanser from Elisha Coy is ok, but it dries me out way too much. It would be suitable for someone with very oily skin rather than someone with slightly oily skin like mine. And I really like the concealer! It does a much better job at covering blemishes and redness than any drugstore makeup I've tried (Cover Girl, Neutrogena, etc.), but I can't really say how it compares to to higher end brands like Lancome or Clinique because I've never tried them.
For my free gift I got another pair of lashes. I also took advantage of the "2 free mask" offer and they sent me Holika Holika Cherry Blossoms Essence Mask Sheet and Holika Holika Pearl Essence Mask Sheet. And as my sample I chose Holika Holika Praha Blossom Skin, and I will definitely be getting the full size as soon as it's back in stock. It cleans all the oil and gunk from my face without making it feel tight or "over cleansed".

So, needless to say, I'm very pleased with everything that I've ordered and will be making several more purchases in the near future.

I would love to hear about your favorite foreign beauty products.

Until next time!
<3 Aina

10 comments:

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  5. >_< I always wanted to order from them!

    The Hello Kitty packaging is so cute!

    And I just realized...You live in Colorado!?! ;A; me too!

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    1. You should!

      OMG! We should totally meet up sometime! :D

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    2. If you want you can add me on facebook so we can talk. Just search 'Aina Noire'. I should be the only one and my profile picture is the same <3

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