Monday, June 27, 2011

Happy Birthday To Me + Makeup Try

Hi guys, I was celebrating my bday. This post is slightly older and wiser then the rest.
So for my birthday I went all out on my make... Well all out for me.
I tried out my lashes the other day... I'm not good at putting them on D:
I was so afraid they would fall off.

These are Dolly wink Feminine Style & Vivid Pop.

I need some advice on contouring powder + work on my hair..
 Still not long enough for side bangs.

Tips? Advice?

Birthday meal~

Also my boyfriend made me a cake

Isn't that nice?

Friday, June 17, 2011

Palgantong BB Cream + Theatrical Powder Review

 Palgantong Morning Set:
Palgantong BB Cream + Theatrical Powder
パルガントン- パルガントン モーニングセット
let's try it~
First thoughts:
Palgantong is a brand that originated in Korea but flourished in Japan. Because of my love of another Korean based brand (Etude House) I thought I'd give this a go.
When I first opended the seal I was unpleasently surprised by my little tube of BB cream suddenly deciding to pull a Mt. St. Helens. Cream started oozing out like no tomorrow, though I wasn't putting any pressure on the bottle... So not a good start
This little disaster let me get aquanted with the consistacy of this bb cream (runny) as well as the colour.. Which is kind of perfect for me. Almost a little too perfect.

The Results:
now you see it...
And probably the most useless before and after ever
Left: before                                      Right: after

As you can see it pretty much just brightened my complection. Any redness is barely subdued and freckles aren't really covered at all! A good thing is it is very lightweight, it hardly feels like I'm wearing anything at all... of course it also looks that way
 It does take my bags away a bit but the coverage is sheer at best. Though it evened my skin tone and helped my pores it didn't cover anything in darker pigment then the cream. It covered over the white scare on my forehead and the redness gets maybe a little lighter but notice the freckles remain unchanged.
My skin did look brighter and dewy, but this could be because the BB cream is pretty oily rather then the pigment. Since I have very dry skin this is a big plus for me. Usually I avoid this sort of makeup because it dries me out so quickly.


The Morning set comes with a pink poof that you can use for your powder, but once again using it really isn't too practical... At least you have a friend now.

BFF 4life

I can't get a good picture of this stuff on my skin. == "Pearl Beige" has a little sparkle to it. It's not too distracting and the powder melts and blends into my skin about as perfectly as the cream. However combining the BB cream and Theatrical powder really doesn't improve the coverage. I would only rely on it for adding brightness and setting your face.

Good for people who already have good skin and just want some lightweight coverage for minor problems+brighning. It's an ok way to cover up a night of drinking and no sleep. But if you have redness, or imperfections that you are trying to hide I would suggest giving this one a pass... I will be.
+Very lightweight
+Won't dry out your skin
-Sheer coverage, concealer required
-Avoid for oily skin types
-More like a tinted moisturiser then a true BB cream

Thursday, June 16, 2011

KOSE - Cosmagic Sweet Deco Cheek Review

KOSE - Cosmagic Sweet Deco Cheek - Strawberry Pink
First Thoughts:
Have I mentioned I'm a sucker for things in cute packaging? It's kind of pathetic really.
So when I saw this blush came with a little poofy thing...well, how could I resist?
poof poof
The adorable little puff that comes with it is pretty much useless for application. For bothering cats it seems to work very well. It comes with another brush too which you can fit into the case. In the the package this is hidden behind the blush. I assume to shelter the blunt practical truth from people who are easily swayed by pretty things. Touche, KOSE.

One thing I notice is that things can get pretty messy since the colours are all together... so expecting lots of waste/fallout T_T. Lucky the colours are meant to be mixed XD
Also, this blush is super sparkly. 
I've got to rememeber to take pictures BEFORE I start playing with things ==

The Results:

It looks like I have a funny rash.
Top- Cream Pink (from the <3 )
Middle- Shiny Light Pink
Bottom- Shiny Pink

Both the darker pinks are very strongly pigmented, you won't need to use very much. The light pink is almost white. Both the powder blushes are super duper sparkly... how many times can I say that? They really are The blush is very blendable d= so you can decide to use each colour on its own or mix them. You can use the light pink as a highlighter. I find these pinks very cute, they are bright but also natural. The colour also lasted surprisingly long, at the end of a hot day my cheeks were still pink~ And I know it's not a sunburn... unless I've turned into a twilight vampire.

Super cute inside and out~ I really love this blush. The colours are lovely and long lasting, really what more could you ask? Great for anyone who is looking to create girly sweet sparkly cheeks. My only complaint other then the mixing is that the brush lays right on the powder when you put it in the case. Sensitive skin
+Super strong pigment
+Multiple colours
+Flattering shades
+/- Shiny~ (love it or hate it)
-Unintentional mixing

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

What's in The Bag?

Not much really. I am still pretty new to using anything beyond eyeliner, a bit of a late bloomer I guess. And so, inspired by Amelie's Gyaru big sister post I'm essentially doing the little sister version... So, lets see what's in there~

sEpia memory + No Beauty Limits Giveaway

Make sure to check out these awesome gyaru giveaways
 One is going on at sEpia memory
As well as the No Beauty Limits "You Go Gal" Giveaway

Best of luck to everyone

My Beauty Diary - Natto Face Mask Review

My Beauty Diary Natto Face Mask
For: All skin types, especially dehydrated, dull skin
My Skin: Dry, super sensitive
Mask Type: Sheet Mask

First Thoughts:
I've used My Beauty Diary mask before and really like them because they've never given my sensitive skin any problems.
While I was using the natto face mask I felt a bit of stinging on the most sensitive parts of my face (eyes, chin, cheeks). When I opened the package I noticed the smell of this mask (which isn’t like natto I should add) is kind of ‘musky’ I guess. To be clear the smell isn’t heavy or bad in any way, there is just something about that kind of smell that my skin hates. So I’m pretty sure I’m reacting to the perfume in it… For this reason I only had it on for about 10 min. But despite the stinging there was no redness, it just itched.

The Results:
Though I took it off early I have to say that this left my skin feeling super soft and smooth. My face did feel slightly tighter after using this mask. This lingered for an hour or so after using the mask after using my other face products. My face even looked a little brighter afterwards but not especially more then other masks I’ve tried.

Because of the irritation I’m on the fence about getting the natto mask again. It didn’t leave red marks or cause bumps but I don’t think I'll be using it again. Out of the My Beauty Diary masks I’ve tried so far this has left me feeling the most moisturized but also the only one that has caused any sort of negative reaction. However if you have skin that doesn’t react to perfumed products I would suggest this mask.
+Cheap option for a weekly mask
+Very moisturising
+No natto smell ^^
-Don't expect any dramatic effect
-Not approved for super sensitive skin
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Monday, June 13, 2011

Mini Haul

Well, after getting all that makeup my little case can not longer hold it all. Time to find a new one
Hope you enjoy your new life as a pencil case Doremon 
But who is taking your place? And why did they bring friends?

Gyaru Blog Giveaway - Amelie's Gyaru Syle Blog

Hi everyone ♪
...anyone? ('-'*) Just letting anyone who passes by know the lovely Amelie is having a giveaway~ You can check it out here
Good Luck Guys

Sunday, June 12, 2011

First Sasa Haul ~~~ヾ(^∇^)

Finally I've had time to enjoy my order~
I'm sad because somehow I deleted my only group shot of it =_= they looked so cute all huddled together. Lesson learned
I'll probably do some reviews of all the stuff I got after I have given them a good trial run. Since this is mt first time ordering from this site I thought I should do a review of it~
I really liked shopping at sasa because they had all the brands I liked in one place. Usually I look on ebay since other places I've looked had really high shipping. Of course with ebay I often wonder if what I'm buying is real D:

The selection on the site is great. They have many brands that I like to use, as well as some I've never heard of (but now am curious to try...) It was kind of hard to stay focused, I had to put in some massive willpower not to put any extras into my basket. HOWEVER this was helped along by the fact that the more popular items are often out of stock (especially the dolly winks ==). But you can have the website mail you when things are back in stock.

I was actually surprised at how cheap things were. For example, assuming I am taking advantage of free shipping there are things I can get cheaper than buying locally. And if you ever see something for less on another site you can use the Price Suggestion button at the bottom of the page to let them know.

If you are in America and order over $75 shipping is free. If you like me fall into "International region 2" (the most expensive one) you need to order $100, <100 is $6 for US but $18 for me so I think I'll always wait until I can spend too much on makeup XD It takes from 2-3 weeks to arrive. Mine came in at just over 2 weeks. But since it's free I don't mind the wait.
This is the first time I've ordered and my package came with no problems, so I can't say anything about customer service. But from what I hear they are good to their customers.

Bottom line:
In my haul preview I showed everything in the bubble wrap it was wrapped in. What I forgot to mention is that it came in a box filled with packing beans And the list of things I ordered taped to the top. Really, in my experience lots of places selling out of Hong Kong for this cheap would just throw it in an envelope. I felt like there was care taken for my stuff, that along with the prices is why I'm going to order from sasa again.
Of course with the ironically(?) high cost of free shipping it'll be a while before I do again.
but onto the fun stuff

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Birthdays + Haul Preview

Yesterday was pretty busy.  I had two birthday parties to go to. The first was my mothers, we had a nice get together with some friends at a little fish and chips place. My mom had a Guinness chocolate soccer ball cake... and not just a cake with a soccer ball on it, but an actual round soccer ball cake! To me it's impressive because it is a homemade cake rather then store bought. Now I'm having ideas to make something like this!
Note the ManU flag... I swear my mom is going to pick up an English accent soon.
Right after I was done at my moms I headed over to the other bday party, which was for a friend of mine. It was at a Korean bar near my house. (Totally has the most awesome bulgogi pizza.) Since I was sleepy from I thought I'd only stay for a beer or two but due to some crazy rain we had (think torrential) I had to stay a lot later then expected. Hence why I'm only up at noon now.
But probably the most exciting thing from yesterday was that one of my packages came! And yayay it is my makeup haul~ On my way to gyaru eyes. But it came litterally as I was leaving the house to go to my mom's party. So I actually haven't even got to open it yet. TT So here is a little teaser.. same as the one I got XD

hmmm I wonder what could be inside?
I'm actually feeling so sick today so I'm kinda lackluster about going through my new makeup since I know it'll be a waste to try any of it on now... Anyone else have to use things as soon as they get them? I get too excited ^^ as soon as I feel better I'll dig out the camera and show you what I got