Only three more shifts at my shitty part-time job are left, yay! Today I had to work without any break. Again. Because there were not enough co-workers present. I wouldn't mind if there weren't a bazillion other things going wrong at that place... it's just cringe-worthy. A lot of small (and bigger) things adding up to each other and making it just not worth it. I can't wait to return to my old workplace next month! :) Also, I've been trying to make more time for friends but my thesis has me in a stealthy grip. I really need to finish that beast so I can return into my social circles and just have a good time without worrying about X, Y and Z of my thesis. It's slowly driving me insane.
A product that has saved my sanity a multiple times and is an absolute staple and holy grail in my make-up bag by now are the lip laquers from 3 Concept Eyes! They have received quite some love in the blogging world recently, so it was without question that I had to snatch something while I was living in Seoul - and I am so glad I did! (and regret I didn't buy more :<)
Now, I am a difficult person when it comes to lip products and there aren't that many that left me satisfied enough. My lips are very dry to begin with and to make it even worse, I am a bad picker at the dry parts of my lips (doesn't help) and I tend to lick my lips when I doesn't have a hydrating product around - makes the whole situation just worse! On top of that, I am a huge fan of vibrant colors but for the reasons mentioned above, most don't even make it 2 hours in without being smudged/swept away or drying out my lips like crazy. To find a lip product that survives this and still looks flawless is quite a challenge but I probably don't spoiler too much when I say the lip laquers perform amazing in all aspects.
With the founding of 3 Concept Eyes in 2009 by the Korean clothing platform Stylenanda a hype was born - the brand is the secret MAC of Korea with a cooler edge. (in my opinion) They got especially popular for their lip products such as the lip laquer with is a (semi-)matte, super pigmented long-lasting liquid lipstick.
I have always been interested in trying Kat von D or Anastasia Beverly Hills liquid lipsticks but shipping from the US is just atrocious (20$ for one lipstick.. err.. no.) which is why I stormed the 3CE store in Myeongdong and had to test out those little promising tubes. Oh, was I not disappointed.