All of Mii: Miibox in San Gabriel – Store Review

Before whizzing by it on Valley Blvd. one night, I had never heard of Miibox. All I noticed was a store with colorfully lit shelves in neat, spacious rows. Hmm, I thought. Potential new Asian beauty store? A quick Google search showed that Miibox is a retailer of Asian beauty products and snacks. The brick-and-mortar storefront officially opened on January 31st and offers a selection of the products sold on the website. IMG_0049

Miibox 425 W. Valley Boulevard San Gabriel, CA 91776

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Hello, Dolly! Babydoll Cheeks/Purple Blush for Warm Undertones

The centerpiece of babydoll cheeks is a cool-toned pink blush–be it hot candy pink or pastel pink. If you have warm/yellow undertones like me, you might have experienced trouble getting those types of colors to show up true to pan. Yellow undertones can cause tones to skew warm and even muddle cool pinks into appearing peachy or brownish.

The solution? Apply a light purple blush beforehand.

Light purple primers and color correctors are used to neutralize sallow skin, so logically light purple blushes do the same thing–just with more pigment. The purple counteracts yellow tones, laying a foundation for colors to show clearly.

For this post, I used Everyday Minerals blush in Anytime, a matte chalky lavender, as a base for Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush in Dollface, a quintessential pale, babydoll pink.

01 Tarte Dollface and Everday Minerals Anytime Blush
Tarte Dollface and EDM Anytime

EDM Anytime (unfortunately discontinued) is swatched below alongside 3CE Duo Color Face Blush in Creme De Violette (matte, smooth, pigmented) and The Face Shop’s LOVELY ME:EX You Face Blusher in 03 Purple Fantasy (soft, powdery texture with satin finish that looks almost white when built up).

06 3CE Creme De Violette EDM Anytime The Face Shop Lovely Purple
3CE Creme De Violette, EDM Anytime, and The Face Shop 03 Purple Fantasy

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They See Me Haulin’ Part 2: Haul Revealed

01 Psy Sheet Masks
Sheet masks that transform you into Psy. Heh, psyyy-ch!

Part 1 is here.

Ah, I bought too much in LA.  Some are gifts.  But let’s be real, most of it is for me.

02 Full Haul
Haul-la! The full haul+free samples

First, I bought some cotton pads to remove eye makeup.  After Costco stopped offering my favorite Denon cotton pads (cheap and didn’t disintegrate or shed lint), I’ve been trying out different drugstore offerings and some Asian ones that I had lying around.  They’ve all been meh.  Here’s hoping these are better. Continue reading “They See Me Haulin’ Part 2: Haul Revealed”