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Friday, July 12, 2013

Etude House: Milk Talk Product Review

Happy Friday Everybody! How cute are these body washes!?! The package is shaped like a refrigerator. HaHaHa They're called Milk Talk and are by Etude House. Etude House is HUGE and very well known in Asian countries! Marketed for teens, adults buy this stuff as much as they do. HaHaHa Etude House has a plethora of products! I could review products for months. So, today let's start with their Milk Talk Body Washes. I purchased the sample pack (that you see below) instead of the full size containers, because I wanted to try as many scents as possible.


Just FYI - The Milk Talk body washes come in Strawberry, Banana, Chocolate and Apple & Steamed Milk (not shown / not reviewed). I purchased mine from eBay (they cost anywhere from $5-$10). You can purchase the full size containers from Sasa.com for about $7.30 (Click HERE). These sample sizes are only good for about 2-3 showers. So I'm going to tell you what full size containers you should get. Don't you love beauty bloggers? We save YOU money!


Sweet-Bittersweet-NotSweet

Milk Talk Banana
Etude House Milk Talk Banana is SWEET
Let's just get to the bottom line. This was my favorite. Go ahead and buy the full-size of this body wash. If you read my last two posts (Holika Holika / Skin Food) Asians, KNOW banana scents! HaHaHa You will literally go bananas. It smells just like the real thing. Don't worry, you won't smell like one after you shower. It's creamy. It lathers well. It leaves your skin moisturized. This body wash gets two thumbs up from me. Love it! I will definitely purchase the full size.

Milk Talk Strawberry
Etude House Milk Talk Banana is Not Sweet
This SCREAMS artificial and the scent is almost non-existent. Did I get a bad batch? Is the larger size any better? Anyone? Anyone? Skip this one, it's not worth spending or wasting your money on. I know there are better strawberry body washes out there. I've seen good reviews for this scent, but it's not a winner in my book.

Milk Talk Chocolate
Etude House Milk Talk Chocolate is Bittersweet
It's ok. It's just not chocolatey enough for me. My standards are HIGH! The chocolate scent is very light. It's nice, but it just doesn't have oomph! Go ahead and try it, if you don't want an overwhelming chocolate scent but I bet you can do better. Those are my opinions and I'm sticking with them! LOL

I'm ordering the full-size apple and steamed milk. When I receive them I'll do a review. Next week I'll post a review on Etude House's Sweet Recipe products (Spring Collection). It was based on Hansel & Gretel, so you know it has a sweet theme. Also I'll have a review on DIOR, a book review and a sweet new subscription box I subscribed to. See you next week!!!
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75 comments

  1. Happy Friday doll :) Super review!! Shame the ones weren't so great, but at least the banana one was...good thinking getting the smaller sizes first or it would have been a waster for you with the ones you didn't like. I hope you have a marvellous weekend doll, am back on Monday!! xx

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  2. You do help save money Kimmy. Ewww...the scent of artificial strawberry is bad. The banana one looks real good. I am so glad that Korean and Japanese products are a lot more accessible these days compare to when i first arrived in the US, they were almost non existent. Etude cosmetic line is pretty good to (at least 9 years ago when i used some of them). I am currently trying a few things from Tatcha, so far so good.

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  3. You had me sold at banana! My favorite body washes are the fruity scents. Nice review. Have a great weekend!

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  4. I love fun products like this, so yummy and fun!!

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  5. So cute products ^^


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  6. Whooaaa~ A refrigerator??? Too cuuute! I'm now curious about that banana body wash. I'll definitely check it out. Have a great weekend!
    (^^,)

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  7. Aww, these are super cute:-))) I love the fridge packaging!

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  8. artificial strawberry scent is one of my least favorite smells! thanks for the tips!

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  9. I bet the banana one smells heavenly! And $7.50 is a really great price for the full size. Have a great weekend!

    -Sharon
    The Tiny Heart

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  10. That fridge packaging...I die! I wish they would start carrying more of these brands in our local Asian stores. I would really like to try that banana wash:D

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  11. Bummer 2 out of three weren't great. Good things you got the samples first :)
    Ginny

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  12. Etude Houde products have the cutest packaging! Bummer that they weren't all winners but it's good to know the Banana got your stamp of approval. I love banana scented products. You're awesome for doing these reviews Kim!

    Rena & I thank you for your sweet comment about our bobs. Yes mine is an inverted one. I find the angle helps release the weight of my hair cause it's quite thick and unruly. This was the original hair that Rena came with. She got tired of her bangs and went back the bob. I've never cut her hair but I did have a go at Ian's original hair. I really need to do a post on how they looked when they first came to live with me :) I bet you looked so cute with a bob and I hope to see you rocking one again soon girl! The Korean beauty market is too huge! I meant to mention that you should also look at the brand Laneige. Song Hye Kyo who was my style crush earlier this week is their spokesmodel and is her skin enviable or what? The lipstick she wore in one of the eps. of the drama she was in earlier this year sold out overnight! They're known for their sleeping pack mask and a yogurt mask which I think are both available through Sasa. I'm just gonna keep suggesting things to you as I think of them if you don't mind :)

    Have a sweet weekend babe!

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  13. Hi Kim, you are right, they look utterly adorable! From what you said, the banana scent is the best among them and I would be curious to try it! I also have a high standard regarding chocolate scent lol!:) Happy Friday dear, kisses! xo

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  14. Wow, these products are so adorable. Happy Friday honey <3 Love you <3

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  15. I'm a sucker for cute packaging, especially when it comes to beauty products, so these are right up my alley!
    xx, Emily
    shell chic'd

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  16. Very interesting review. I think you 'scale' that is themed like your blog. Very cleaver of you. Thank you for commenting on two of me posts, matey. Thank you for nice compliments and many have loved that black eyelet skirt. Now to figure out how to style it in an post, hmmmmmmm?

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  17. Doesn't sound like these are the best - banana isn't my favorite scent and if the other two aren't worth it then i'd have to pass.

    Chic on the Cheap

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  18. Sooo cute - so i'll smell that good after I use them?? Apple and steamed milk sounds sooo yummy to me. Looking forward to the review.

    Love and Ace

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  19. mmmmmh ,Banana Scent <3

    Happy Weekend!

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  20. Yes I can see banana having a fun scent. You know what is good too? Cucumber. That is an awesome scent.

    Ali of

    Dressing Ken

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  21. So cool! I love the post:)

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  22. hi kim.....u always hav nice find !!!!! those are so cute.....

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  23. MMM! More stuff that smells like food, I am in! Bummer about the Strawberry! :(

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  24. Hi Kim! Seriously, your reviews are awesome! I don't own much Korean or Japanese beauty products because I get intimidated by the language. I never know what's in it so it's great that you're doing all these reviews for us. :) Looking forward to all your future reviews! Have a great weekend, my dear friend!

    xo Jo

    http://www.whiterosesandcoffee.com/

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  25. The packaging is so cute !
    Kim I can only imagine that you have boxes and boxes of products... how do you store them ? Do you use them all until the last droP?

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  26. So cute! Definitely wanna try them out x

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  27. How precious is the mini fridge packaging!

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  28. Nice products Kim, so cute packaging :) Follow you now in FB too!

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  29. These are seriously cute! Where do you find all these adorable products, I never see anything remotely as sweet here :( I would actually like to try the chocolate one as thats more my flavor from the three. Thanks for your kind words, Have a wonderful weekend hun!

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  30. This was the longest day I think I've ever had (meaning a leisurely soak in a hot bath is definitely on this gal's agenda tonight!). The banana body wash sounds divine! Hugs and happy weekend to you! <3 T. http://tickledpinkwoman.blogspot.com

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  31. Oooh I'm glad the banana one got a good review - it would be my favourite out of the selection! :) Shame about the other two though :(

    Hope you have more luck with your full-size one you buy :)

    Away From Blue

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  32. Hi Kim, I'm not used to putting food scents on myself in the shower. It seems a bit weird to me but the apple and steamed milk sound nice. I'm looking forward to seeing how you go with them. I love the fridge packaging for the sample pack you bought. Have a great weekend & see you next week!
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  33. Hello Kim, the Banana sounds interesting. It must smell good. But I'm looking forward to the apple and steamed milk. Have a wonderful weekend! Pamela

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  34. Seriously, why does everything you post sound so yummy?! Because I'm sure these aren't actually meant to be eaten. ;)

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  35. That refrigerator packaging is so cute! Those scents sound yummy. It seems like it's so hard to find strawberry scented products that aren't artificially sweet. The apple one sounds like it will be a great one. Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

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  36. cool review!
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  37. one of these products i recently bought yesterday glad to see your blog.

    will be a follower :)


    carissa
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  38. Too delicious to wear, ahhhhhhhhhhhh
    I would it them all.
    Much love from Mis Paps
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  39. What a bummer. I would have gone for the pink one.

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  40. Let's say I'm more drawn to the packaging than its content. They do have amazing packaging for beauty products in Asia!
    Hope you'll stop by, you've been featured over at mine :-)
    xoxo
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  41. Amazing!!!

    xoxo

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  42. i remember when i was a kid i had a strawberry shampoo and chocolate body wash..i am pretty sure many kids had it..but back then i felt special..and oh i had animal shaped soaps..:P...and i still remember the smell..this post reminded me of that..

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  43. I love how honest and reliable your reviews are!! I love the scent of Banana, I would definitely want to try that one out. I do have to say though, the packaging is just sooooooo adorable! A fridgE?!?! sooo cute!

    www.thejoyoffashionblog.com

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  44. Glad you have high standards, cause that's what I appreciate about your reviews! The packaging is absolutely adorable for these body washes.. but let's face it, almost all their products have cute packaging and it's so hard to resist! haha

    So sad that the strawberry smells artificial.. that's one of the worst things for fruity products. Glad the banana worked out though!

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  45. wow!!
    great products and flavors!! ;)

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  46. Etude House and Skin Food and other asian cosmetics grab me because of their awesome packaging. And most of the time, I'm disappointed with the actual product. Still-- worth a try though!

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  47. Hi Kim , yes my dog wants to stay at nome with air climate!
    Good review as always,
    Good weekend
    Nicky

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  48. how cool know ur making me want to go visit korea and japan lol

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  49. Id say the banana is really nice! The thing about chocolate scents is that it can go weird on your skin after a while.

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  50. These look adorable, but might be too fruity for my taste. THanks for the review!
    xo Annie
    newenglandromance.blogspot.com

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  51. These must smell DELISH! =D i love the packaging and the cuteness!!!!

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  52. Shaped like a fridge??? How cute is that!? :D I love the packaging, they are so creative

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  53. Beauty products that smell and look delicious. Mmmm, yes please.

    Abi
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  54. It looks really nice, sure they are lovely!!!!
    Kisses

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  55. My gut feeling told me to go for the banana one as well, and it seems like my gut was right :-) Thanks for the review!

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  56. Oh many thanks for your review sweetie!
    I really enjoy read your previous posts about Holika Holika and Skin Food. The package of the body wash looks really pretty. Thanks for your pretty review. xx

    I want invite you to Join to my Etude House Giveaway

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  57. So sweet. The pretty packaging is gorgeous, I always feel excited about cute packaging

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  58. This packaging is amazing! Seriously..

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    Dawn

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  59. Thanks for lending me your fashion insight, wishing you a great start to the new week!

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  60. hope you've had a lovely weekend kim! how cute is the packaging! a bit bummed that in sydney my asian cosmetic choices are a little more limited but i do stock up when i'm back in my home country! even if i don't use them as much they always look great on the shelf!

    steph / absolutely-fuzzy.com

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  61. I really love your reviews kim! The packaging of this is so cute :)

    Hope everything it's ok kisses sweetie :)

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  62. This look like an adorable brand - such a shame only one was really up to scratch but you were so clever going for the smaller sized products xo

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  63. Ooh the banana scent sounds really delicious! I really need to research more of these scents myself!


    xoxo,
    Chic 'n Cheap Living

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  64. Oh my, love the reviews. I think I am going to try the products! :-)

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  65. I know Etude House for some time and I regret that I didn't know this brand while my trip in Thailand and Singapore. But anyways, I love their packaging, kawaii like packages, so cute and lovely!

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  66. funny, because bananas aren't my favorite (i have to be in the mood for them), but i love the smell of banana products!

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  67. Omg, I'm kind of getting obsessed with this, even though normally I wouldn't wear something that's not organic/all natural. I might need some anyway to put on my shelf, haha! You took such cute pics Kim!

    xo Mary Jo

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  68. They are sooo cute! I love Etude House, the chocolate one looks yummy but I guess banana has the best scent, for me hehe.
    I also did Etude House review, I'm new, maybe you can give me some advise.

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  69. I LOVE the strawberry one...it smells amazing. I tested them all at Etude House in Korea and Strawberry is the best in my opinion, I have repurchased it many times!

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  70. I LOVE the strawberry one...it smells amazing. I tested them all at Etude House in Korea and Strawberry is the best in my opinion, I have repurchased it many times!

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