Thursday, September 10, 2009

Jin Soon Choi, Liner, and...What?

My most recent stop at MAC resulted in a Jin Soon Choi nail polish purchase. I was looking forward to one color in particular, and that would be the shade Dry Martini. It's a moody, fatigue-like tone that reminds me of olives in a martini--hence, the name. It's a nice diversion from the similarly muted greys that we've seen this past year.

Of course it was a bit difficult to leave with just a dinky polish (I've fallen for so many of their polishes, only to be let down upon returning home--so you know, needed some padding here), and consequently picked up the Pearglide Eye Liner in Black Russian (Love That Look collection). I absolutely love this formula, and would gladly have MAC formulate all of their liners to be this soft--lip liners included! It's not uncomfortable to glide along the waterline, and the color reminds me a bit of Sharkskin. Of the four limited liners, it had the most appealing sparkle--not too much, and not too little.

Want to see something funny? I picked up a boatload of Korean sheet masks a few weeks back. They're pre-moistened (with serum) sheets that stick to your face and perform whatever each one claims to do. I wasn't sure that anything would fit my big head, and decided to try the Apricot one the other night to scare the hubby. I bounced off the stairs like a confused Ninja, and he took the opportunity to capture it on camera (which happened to be laying on the living room table--my fault for leaving it there!). I actually like these things, and now that I think about it, I'm off to apply the royal jelly one! Now you know I'm an honest blogger!

Did anyone snag a Jin Soon Choi polish? Have you tried sheet masks before?


salma said...

Dry martini is such a cool name! lol, I haven't bought any of them yet because I'm cautious when it comes to MAC polishes, what's the consistency of this one like?

nadine said...

Haa haa I love your description of the bouncing ninja, I'll have to try that on someone soon!

Tali said...

I love anything with Royal Jelly in it- have to try that!!

Great haul!! And so funny.. i laughed at the ninja bit like a loon!!

Muhsine Emin said...

love that nailpolish, and wow is all i can say! lol at the ninja bit :) xx

fantastic said...

@amaless: the name is what drew me...the formula is pretty good--two coats and it's opaque. i'm usually not very happy with the formulation either

@nadine: it keeps things interesting!

fantastic said...

@tali: me too! they have heaps of it in New Zealand, so I try to stock up when I'm visiting...have you tried those mask sheets? they're interesting!

@bubblegarm: hahhaa ;)

Tina A. said...

LOL! I imagined you in the ninja mask jumping off the stairs! :PPP
Very Kill Bill! :))))

No Jin Soon Choi nail polishes for me, I 'm focusing on OPI and Essie this fall! ;)

However, yes to the pearglide liners! :)


Anonymous said...

I'm not a polish person but I'm defo hoping to get this khaki nail colour from MAC, defo.

I love Asian sheet masks, i've been reading their reviews on , she uses them a lot. I think I may just feel obliged to order a batch too. where did you get yours from?

Hahahah! Poor husband!!

Anonymous said...

I got an aqua sherbet one as a freebie when I placed an order a while back. You just reminded me!

Ilse said...

gosh I love that Martini colour! looks really refreshing

Crystal @ Plush Palate said...

Have never tried Jin Soon Choi...but love the name, "Dry Martini" :)

Enjoy your Sunday!

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fantastic said...

@tina_mbc: Essie has some lovely colors for the fall--and at a way better price! I did end up seeing something really similar to this color a week after buying it...and at about 10 dollars cheaper :( xxx

fantastic said...

@su-pah: i will check out lipglosseater for her reviews..thanks for the link :) i picked mine up from the korean mart here (where i find the other cosmetics)..but aqua sherbert--i didn't see anything like that!

@lise: it's a definite change from the normal pinks and reds!

@crystal: i think the name was part of the motivation for me :)

@catanya: i'm going to check it out now! thank you!

beautyparler said...

I love the cloth face masks! Anytime I get a chance to hope over to Asia I buy a few. My faves are the CQ10. Cute blog!

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