~ Mystery Blogger Award ~

Mystery blogger Award Nominated

Hello Wonderlandians and welcome back to my blog!

I’ve recently been nominated by dear Gabs from lifewithgabs for the Mystery Blogger Award! Thank you such much Gabs for the nomination, it’s means a lot to me and it’s great to know that you’ve been enjoying my posts!

This award was created by okotoenigma – what an amazing thought! The award is a bit of fun, helping us bloggers connect with one another and recognise bloggers who are passionated and inspirational!

So lets jump into the technicalities!

 ~ RULES ~

  • Put the award logo/image on your blog
  • List the rules.
  • Thank whoever nominated you and provide a link to their blog.
  • Mention the creator of the award and provide a link as well
  • Tell your readers 3 things about yourself
  • You have to nominate 10 – 20 people
  • Notify your nominees by commenting on their blog
  • Ask your nominees any 5 questions of your choice; with one weird or funny question (specify)
  • Share a link to your best post(s)





  1. I have a fear of dogs whilst the whole population loves them (I’m very sorry to all the dog lovers out there, the fear wasn’t a choice 😦 ) .
  2. Speaking of fears, I’m petrified of clowns too and this I’m not sorry for!
  3.  I’m always late on trends (i.e I’ve only just jumped onto the Harry Potter bandwagon!) – this is partly because I refuse to give in on the acute hype until I can verify whether or not it deserves it! 😀





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If you had to only use 3 makeup products for the rest of your life, what would they be?

Oh dear I do hope I can use more than 3 products for the duration of my life (there’s so many cool things out there!;) ) but if I could only pick three then it’ll be Sulwhasoo’s Perfecting Cushion foundation, Maybelline’s Hypersharp eyeliner and Etude House’s Dear Darling Lip tints!

What country do you want to visit and why?

Iceland! I’d love to witness the Northern Lights for myself!

What made you start blogging?

My makeup and skincare stash was growing at an unhealthy rate and I needed to justify my purchases! HAHA . Also because I personally enjoy reading reviews (not necessarily that ones you get underneath products at sites like Sephora you know) but by bloggers who’s joy and passion is in sharing their views on products! So I started my blog basically to add my two cents to this lovely beauty community! 😉

Which actor/actress would you choose to play you in a movie about yourself?

Red Velvet’s Joy because she’s gorgeous and in all honestly looks nothing like me, but I guess she’ll make an enjoyable movie for the masses!

 Most embarrassing moment?

Speaking too quickly at public events and accidentally saying words that I didn’t mean to say!


  1. Your foundation style, cakey or natural?
  2. (Weird question) Is there a makeup technique that you still cannot master and why?
  3. Have you got any great DIY skincare or makeup tips that you swear by?
  4. What is your ultimate favourite makeup/skincare brand and why?
  5. What is the one product you’ve tried this year that you cannot rave enough about?


The blog post that I’m most happy with at the moment would be Skincare for a Starry* Winter Night! – This post not only combines my two favourite subject Skincare & Star gazing but also was a rare post where I got a bit chit chatty! 😀

I believe that concludes it! Once again thank you for the nomination Gabs and I hope you guys will continue to enjoy and find my blog posts useful!

Until next time,

Stay curious!




Christmas Special: Winter Angel Makeup Essentials


Michelle Phan for her Angel Baby Makeup Tutorial

Now I love my home here in Oz but the one thing that I am super envious with my Wonderlandians in the United States about would be their White Snowy Christmas. As you know, it rarely snows here in Australia and our Christmas is usually  scorching hot (which means ice cream and the beach) which isn’t too bad, but one could wish for a change. 😉

So today, I’ll be sharing  my top 5 essential makeup products for a ‘Winter Angel’ makeup look which is  inspired by Michelle Phan’s Angel Baby Makeup Tutorial. This look is perfect for your Christmas parties or just as something fun to get you into the Christmas spirit! My idea of the Winter Angel makeup look is basically a glammed up version of your Kpop makeup with particular focus on glittery eyes (maybe not as glittery as Michelle’s, but hey you do you!), soft fluttery lashes and a soft baby pink lip!

So, what products do you need for your own interpretation of the Winter Angel makeup? 

1. Rimmel London’s Good to Glow 

Rimmel Good to Glow The Rainy wonderland

It’s all about that base! Dewy skin is still in so why not rock it? Try mixing some of Rimmel London’s Good to Glow into your favourite foundation to get an all even glow or apply Good to Glow on high points on your face for some definition.

Rimmel London’s Good to Glow is not too expensive and a little goes a long way – well worth the money!

Review: Here

2. E.L.F’s Tone Correcting Powder

ELF Tone Correcting Powder

You’ll need to set that foundation in place but why mattify a dewy finish that you’ve tried so hard to achieve? Consider a using a finishing powder that can give you that glow instead. Some great options would be NYX’s Radiant Finishing Powder (Brightening) or Hourglass’s Ambient Lighting Powder. Alternatively, E.L.F’s Tone Correcting Powder would work just as great. The powder has four colour correcting shades, but when mixed together can also give you that healthy radiant finish! Another plus? The price, I got mine for $4 AUD!

3. Maybelline’s The Falsies Volume Express

Maybelline Falsies Mascara The Rainy Wonderland

In Michelle’s look her lashes are pretty natural looking, so this is where my Winter Angel look defers to her Angel Baby’s. I love the look of soft fluttery lashes, and nothing screams angel more than said lashes!

I like to use my Maybelline’s The Falsies Volume Express (waterproof) to attain long and fluttery lashes.  It’s important to not go in for too many coats with this mascara, espeically if you’re keen in keeping to that soft look since it can get a bit clumpy (but if clumpy is your thing then go crazy! 😀 ) .

4. Too Faced Sweet Peach Eyeshadow Palette

Too Faced Sweet Peach Eyeshadow Collection - The Rainy Wonderland

For those eyes.. well I love Michelle’s look but I’m not sure if you can buy her eyeshadow palettes anymore (I could be wrong)? A great alternative for me would be the glittery shades in Too Faced Sweet Peach Eyeshadow.  The shades Nectar, Luscious, Cobbler, Caramelized, Bless Her Heart and Bellini in particular are super glittery.

Too Faced Sweet Peach Eyeshadow Collection

Whilst Bless Her Heart does appear quite greenish on the palette, however it’s a bit more greyish than green so it’s perfect for a little smoked eye look too.


5.  Lips 

Lipsticks for Christmas The Rainy Wonderland

I love the baby pink Michelle used in her tutorial, a few pink lip sticks that I have that’s be great for this Christmas look  would be  Laniege’s Two Toned Lip bar in No.4, Maybelline’s More To Adore and Maybelline’s Mesmerizing Magenta. Mesmerizing Magenta is a tad purplish and strays off the baby soft lip concept, but it’s so pretty!

So there you go guys, my essentials for a Winter Angel makeup look. Obviously the look is inspired my Michelle Phan’s Angel Baby look so check out her youtube channel for some great makeup tips and ideas!

Enjoy your Christmas preparations Wonderlandians!

Until next time …

Stay curious!



Disclaimer: Obviously Michelle Phan isn’t a paid model for me nor am I claiming to have used the products recommend to have created her look in the above photo. The image is simply an illustration of my inspiration for this Winter Angel makeup idea. 🙂


Christmas Special: Stocking Fillers For ‘The Korean Makeup Lover’

It’s almost time for that merry season again! Carols are blasting and decorations are glistering and twinkling from store to store, it’s a subtle reminder that Christmas is well and truly on its way and its finally time to start (or maybe think about) our Christmas shopping.

Christmas Korean Makeup ideas - Budget Friendly

I decided to focus this post on ‘Stocking Fillers’ rather than actual present ideas (this is coming later). Stocking fillers are basically items that are given in conjunction to Christmas presents, these items are generally smaller in size and potentially not as damaging on the wallet.

This list of Stocking Fillers ideas are great for those Korean Makeup Lovers in our lives, ones that loves booping to Kpop and watching youtube videos on Kpop makeup or trends (btw who’s loving Red Velvet’s Peekaboo?) .

I’m sure you’ll find at least one K-beauty lover in your life .. surely!

Anyhow, let us begin!

*This list in not in any particular order*

1. Etude House’s Dear Darling Tint 

Christmas at The Rainy Wonderland - Dear Darling Lip Tints

Sorry for the pretty much empty bottles – I just wanted to illustrate the range of colours available 🙂

These inexpensive lip tints from Etude house are not only adorable but inexpensive! I got mine for about $10 AUD.These are plenty of shades to chose from and when in doubt maybe pick up a few extra? 😉

Etude’s Dear Darling Lip tints are perfect for work or days where you’re not really interested in having to reapply your lip stick every 2 hours – they stain and last pretty much all day! Additionally it’s perfect for the gradient lip trend!

2. VDL’s Lumilayer Primer

VDL lumilayer Primer- The perfect budget friendly choice for Christmas gifting

This primer pretty much guarantees that the recipient will be able to attain that dewy or ‘chok-chok’ skin all those beauty Kpop idols seem to be born with. This product is a tad more expensive, at about ~$34 AUD, but a tiny pea size amount is really all that is required so a bottle will also a very long time!

3. Clio’s Kill Cover Eyeliner

CLIO's Kill Cover Eyeliner are the perfect choices for Stocking Stockers

These eyeliners are great for not only that crisp and sharp winged eyeliner but also the infamous ‘puppy eyes’ look. These eyeliners are not too expensive and will be a great addition to their makeup collection. Choose a black eyeliner for someone who likes to have that statement makeup look or brown for the lovely ladies/fellas who prefer the ‘no-makeup’ look.

Review: Here

4. Etude House’s Proof 10 Eye Primer

Christmas ideas - Etude House's Proof 10 Eye Primer

Etude House’s Proof 10 Eye Primer is a magnificent product, inexpensive and gets the job done! It’s definitely a makeup staple and a must have for those who have yet to tried or if they’ve already got one – it’s always great to have a backup on hand. 😀

Review: Here

5. Etude House’s Blend for Eyes

Etude House's Blend for Eyes Eyeshadow

Yes, yes another Etude House product (and nope I’m not sponsored! Haha), but I couldn’t resist.  Not only does Etude House has such amazing and affordable products, but their products are so cutely packaged that it’s basically ready for gifting!

This eyeshadow palette has great pigmentation and the shades are just so beautiful – perfect for that ‘Rose Spring Look’ or ‘First Date Makeup’.  If you don’t think they’ll like the reddish hues in this palette then no fear, theres still plenty of other combos to choose from, I’m sure you’ll find a perfect match! 😉


So there you go Wonderlandians! My Stocking Fillers ideas for those Korean Makeup Lovers in your life. There’ll be a few more Christmas Special posts coming so stay tuned! I hope you enjoy the festive buzz!

Until next time,

Stay curious!




Too Faced Sketch Marker Liquid Art Liner Review

Hello Wonderlandians, I hope all has been well!

Too Faced Sketch Eyeliner Rainy Wonderland

It’s November (already), this means that the holidays are fast approaching! I bet your December will be a busy one, filled with busy errands, party planing and holiday parties! So before December hits, now may be a good time to think about yourself for a bit and accumulate your makeup/skincare “wishlist”… I mean, we all deserve to treat ourselves ever so often hey?

Since the beginning of this blog (7 months to be exact 😉 ), I have (quite un-expectantly) posted quite a few product reviews. Now, I don’t know about you, but I LOVE to read up about products before I go out to buy and test products for myself. For me, it just adds to the fun factor. I hope that my reviews not only help entertain you but also to  direct you to products that may be best suited for your skin or requirements. 😉

ANYWAYS, rambling aside, 

As the title suggests, this blog post will be reviewing Too Faced Sketch Marker Liquid Eyeliner. There’s actually not too much fanfare around this eyeliner (although it promises a fair bit…) and I can actually see why…

So without further ado, let the review begin!

Product’s Claims: 

Too Faced Sketch Marker Charcoal black

Advanced liquid eyeliner inspired by Japanese Calligraphy Pens creates smooth, vivid, waterproof lines. The flexible tip allows you to effortlessly create paintbrush-like strokes for daytime to dramatic cat eyes and everything in between.

Precision-control felt tip allows silky smooth ink flow for even coverage
Achieve multiple line widths in paintbrush-like strokes
Waterproof formula will not fade or feather
Range of shades from sheer pastel washes of color to rich, deep pigment saturation

Shake Sketch Marker before using so the ink saturates the precision felt tip. Point the tip towards the inner corner of the eye and glide across the lashline in a smooth, even motion. For the easiest application, create three dashes and connect them in the middle.

Tinnie’s Verdict: 

Too Faced Sketch Eyeliner Rainy Wonderland

Application:  Tolerable. This is tricky one – so the first time I used this eyeliner I was blown away! The application was so smooth and I seriously had never used an eyeliner like it! However, the third time was a massive disappointment! The felt-tip was no longer as smooth  as before and the application in itself was horrific to watch. The liner dragged my eyelids even with the slightest pressure – dragging the delicate skin around your eyes would probably be the last thing you want to do. So, ever since trying to get a smooth and precise line has been impossible. 😦

Too Faced Sketch Marker in Charcoal black

From top to bottom: 1) One light application, 2) Two applications and 3) One application with heavy pressure.

Pigmentation: Changes. Initially, it appeared to be the darkest black eyeliner I’ve ever used. However, as I progressively use it the pigmentation becomes less pigmented. Now, I can only get some colour after mutilple reapplication and with a lot of pressure (which means I can never achieve the sharp dark line I was after). *I know the picture above looks very pigmented but trust me, I can never get it to look like that on my eyes!*

Waterproof: Good. No denying that this doesn’t budge no matter how much water your drown it in.

Longevity: 4-6 hours. As you may already know, I have super oily skin and hence super oily eyelids! Eye makeup rarely lasts very long on my eyes, so for this eyeliner to last 4-6 hours on my eyelids is quite an amazing feat.

Shades: ~11 shades. I got mine in Charcoal black but these liners come in an array of fun colours (think pink and lilac!).

Price: Medium. At $28 AUD, it’s the same price as one of my favourite eyeliner, CLIO’s Waterproof Brush Liner … but would I be able to justify $28 for this? Nope.

Packaging: Cute. The packaging is so adorable! It looks just like one of those cute Japanese pens that were all the range back in my high school days.

Con: I find that this formulation dried very quickly. So, I tend to get frustrated with this eyeliner because it peels and “flakes” off when I came back to fix or extend the wind.  ARGH!

Repurchase? NOPE. This eyeliner was great once (basically when I used it for the first time), after that it appears fragments of eyeshadow or powder residue on my eyes may have been transferred to the felt tip applicator affecting it’s performance. HOWEVER, I’ve had eyeliners that I can use over and over onto of my made up eyelids without it’s performance being affected. To me, the design of this tips needs to be improved and until then, I’ll make sure to avoid this eyeliner.

Overall, I don’t think that this eyeliner is worth investing in and I would not recommend it. For $28 I had higher expectations (bare in mind this is $28 for 0.45ml). I highly suggest you invest in a more worthwhile and better performing eyeliner like Maybelline’s HyperSharp Eyeliner. 

How you tried this eyeliner? Tell us what you think about it! 🙂

Until next time,

Stay Curious!



Review: Too Faced’s Born This Way Foundation

I’m not usually  one to sport the statement eye makeup or bold bleeding lips, generally my statement makeup focus was always on the skin. This may seem bland and boring but honestly it’s super difficult to do! I’ve always desired to have that perfect makeup canvas, skin that’s firm, bouncy,  dewy and importantly  natural non I-have- loads-of-pore-clogging-foundation on type look. However, I’ve very rarely been able to sport the look described above. Instead, I’ve sported every thing else ranging from cakey/streaky face to mismatch foundation (especially looking a tad too orange or pale for my skin tone).

Too Faced Born This Way Foundation Review Ivory

It’s no secret that skincare plays a massive part in good skin, however selecting the right foundation can be just as pivotal (and possibly easier).  So that leads to this rather popular/ Instagram worthy foundation, Too Faced’s Born This Way Foundation. This foundation was highly raved about by one of my favourite youtuber, you may know her .. Liah Yoo. She loved this foundation so much she made a separate youtube video about it just to rave about it.  So I thought, ‘what the heck’ lets try this baby out!

Let the review begin !


So the fancy claims for Too Faced Born This Way Foundation (according to Sephora’s website):

✔ Full
✔ Medium

Skin type:
✔ Normal
✔ Dry
✔ Combination
✔ Oily

✔ Radiant

What it is:
An oil-free, medium-to-full coverage, natural-looking, radiant foundation.

What it does:
Get full, undetectable coverage with Born This Way Foundation. It’s infused coconut water to help replenish the skin’s moisture levels without over hydrating. It’s also enriched the resilient Alpine rose to brighten your skin’s appearance and promote elasticity, while hyaluronic acid provides long-lasting, skin-balancing hydration for a smoother, more youthful appearance.

What it is formulated WITHOUT:
– Parabens
– Sulfates
– Phthalates

What else you need to know:
This product is vegan and cruelty-free.


Tinnie’s Verdict:

Too Faced Born This Way Review

Coverage: Medium- Full. Depending on how much product you use and whether or not you build it up, you can get a medium to full coverage with this foundation. I don’t like building it up too much however, because it makes me look more cakey and I want to look like I was born this way.

Texture: Creamy. The texture of this foundation is very different to what I’m used to. It’s  a lot thicker in consistency and is more cream like than any other foundation I’ve used before. It’s thicker consistency almost means that it doesn’t look as natural as my other watery foundations.

Born this way shade Ivory

Finish: Dewy but… The finish of the foundation is nice and dewy, a gentle pat of powder is probably all you’ll need if the finish is a tad too much for you. The finish is also very natural (if you don’t use too much product) and the formula is bendable (especially with a beauty blender damp or wet). However, as you can see, if you have a lot of fine lines and/or dry skin then this foundation will definitely accentuate it and make it a lot worse.

Longevity: 4-6 hours. This foundation looks great on my skin until the 4 hour mark, after that the sebum on my skin (even if I pat it down with powder) starts to separate the foundation making me look like a oily mess.

Shades: ~24 shades. I actually counted the amount of shades they had on the Sephora website and it looks like there’s about 24 shades! There’s bound to be a shade for anyone who’s interested! 🙂 I got mine in the shade ‘Ivory’ – a very yellow toned shade which looks a tad too warm on my arm but it covers my redness really well on my face! 😉

Price: Medium-High. At $57 AUD, it’s not too expensive but nor is it exactly cheap. However, paying this amount for a product from brands like Too Faced isn’t too bad at all.

Packaging: Good. The bottle is frosted and made of glass, its a tad heavy and may not be as travel friendly as we’ll like. However it does make a nice addition to the vanity table!

Repurchase? Probably not. I like this foundation enough to use it on most days of the week, however I’m still on the hunt for ‘the one’. Until then, I avoid repurchasing the same foundations if possible (just to save myself time and money).

Overall, if you’re after a foundation that will even out your skin tone and boost your complexion then this is the one. However, if you have dry skin  (or dry patches) then best to avoid this foundation as it may not do you any favours 😦 . For my fellow oily skin brothers and sisters out there, beware that the sebum can actually separate the foundation so look out after the 4 hour mark. Otherwise, if you’re just needing something for a nice little evening or event then look no further!

I hope you enjoyed the review and until next time,

Stay curious!



Innisfree’s No Sebum Mineral Powder

Innisfree No Sebum Mineral Powder

Hello Wonderlandians!

I hope you have all adapted to the seasonal changes well! So spring has sprung in Oz (as I have been rubbing in everyone face’s since the last two posts) and that for me means oilier skin. Winter seems to help keep my oil glands at bay but Spring is a completely different story!

I’m not usually a fan of powders in general but when I heard about all the hype surround Innisfree’s No Sebum Mineral Powder I thought I’ll have to give it a go!

Innisfree No Sebum Mineral Powder Rainy Wnderland

So without further ado, lets dive in! 😉

Schmanzy product information: 

What it is:

1. Sebum control powder that allows for non-greasy, downy baby skin
Sebum absorption powder and mineral sebum control powder absorb excess sebum for a bright, downy skin as if presently putting on makeup.

2. Jeju natural minerals and mint for refreshing control of oil and moisture
Sebum absorption powder with Jeju natural minerals and mint restores an unhealthy balance of oil and moisture, leaving a refreshing finish.

3. Absorbing excess sebum and oil for downy makeup and an even skin tone
Absorbs excess sebum and oil to prevent makeup from becoming patchy, while correcting dull skin tone to keep the skin bright and radiant all day.


Packaging: Simple and cute. The powder comes in a plastic powder jar with a nice cute looking applicator.

Oil control: Good-meh. The powder gives me about 3 Horus of oil control before the oil rigs on the nose and cheeks takes over and make me look like a crease ball.

Innisfree No Sebum Mineral Powder

Formula: Good. The powder is fine and makes your face look powerless and soft. using too much of it may leave your face look too pale (it’s not exactly a translucent powder).

Price: Cheap! For $11 for 5g it’s super affordable (for a powder) and has lasted me a super long time ( > 8 months).

Repurchase: Yes. There’s simply no reason not too.

Overall, this is an affordable and great powder that does a good Job. It leaves a soft velvety feeling on the skin and can actually make you look a tad paler if you leave it on for too long.  In terms of oil control, it’s not all that great but then again I have super oily skin! Another thing with this powder is that it can emphasis dry skin (as with any powder), especially if you use too much. So be sure to use a light hand!

Once again, thank you for visiting and until next time!

Stay curious!






Sulwhasoo’s BB Perfecting Cushion Review

Spring has sprung in the nice little land of Oz and it’s time for me to take my makeup down a notch. The weather is beginning to become a bit drier and my face can no longer handle the layers of makeup it did in winter.


Sulwhasoo’s Perfecting Cushion brightening was something I reached for often during winter, but only for the puff applicator and not for the product itself. During winter I needed something higher coverage, not necessarily because my skin needed it but because I know my skin could tolerate it, and frankly it was nice to have full-ish coverage.

Enough with the babbling and  lets dive into this product review!

Schmanzy things about the product:


Brighter complexion with 12 hours lasting glow
Brightening cushion’s magnolia extract and Pearlescent Complex evens the skin tone and leaves lightweight brightening effect on your complexion.

The power of lucid mother-of-pearl
The mother-of-pearl complex extracted from the mother-of-pearl that embraces and nurtures pearls reflects light in every angle to complete the radiance of skin.

Oil Capture System
With an oil-capture system for excess oil control, the cushion provides a lightweight, satin-like texture with smooth finish.

Color Shade
The 7 personalized shades create radiant makeup just right for anyone.


Sulwhasoo Perfecting Cushion Brightening

I got mine in the Shade 17 Light Beige

Packaging: Beautiful. The packaging is nice and slick. The compact is also nice and sturdy so would make a perfect travel companion. The puff applicator is also pretty good quality and has very minimal product absorption.

Coverage: Light. This foundation is a lot more like a BB cream than foundation (unlike the Sulwhasoo Perfecting cushion that had pretty high coverage). The coverage is enough to enhance your skin tone but certainly not enough to cover up any blemishes or skin problems.

Longevity: ~4-6 hours. This foundation lasts about 4-6 hours at most.  If you’re going to be sweating then expect it to melt off faster.

Sulwhasoo Perfecting Cushion Brightening - Back

Scent: Flowery fragrance. Unlike the original perfection cushion, the brightening once has more of a perfuming scent which I don’t really like. I prefer my products to smell natural if possible.

Oxidisation: Orangey. This foundation oxidises after 3 hours and becomes a tad darker and more orangey.

Added benefits: Unsure. The product claims to be a hybrid of skincare and makeup. Honestly, I have witness any improvement in my skin with this product alone.

Price: Expensive. It’s pretty much the same price as the old perfecting cushion (~ $70 AUD) for the compact and one refill.

Repurchase? Unlikely. Only because I’m interested in trying out other products and this one didn’t seem to wow me enough.

Overall, I think its a decent product. Skincare and makeup, what more can you ask for? I do dislike the oxidisation which can happen with this foundation and feel like the coverage is way too light. It’s a great product for good skin days, but I don’t have many of those. If you’re a fan of minimal makeup then this compact may be a nice addition to your collection but do not expect this to have the same coverage as the old perfecting cushion. Another thing I really love about this cushion is the wider range of shades, it’s rare for a Korean brand to have more than 3 shades and this has 7!

Hopefully the review was useful to you!

Until next time,

Stay curious!