sábado, 5 de octubre de 2013

Yanqina Dense Ultra Resistance Volume Mascara Review

 Hello sweethearts!

Not long ago I won a Yanqina Dense ultra resistance volume Mascara from a KKCenterHK giveaway (KKCenterHK is an asian online shop in which you can find everything beauty related), I received it yesterday and I always get very excited when I get something for free so I decided to make a review about it asap. (Even though my last review was also about another mascara, sorry girls, this is mascara review week haha).


 The packaging is very shiny, the metalized parts on the cover are iridescent (their color changes depending on the light). Besides that, it's shape is pretty much normal, just like any other mascara's packaging. The goupillon is big and thick, it's very easy to use and reaches everywhere easily, it's also the average goupillon you'll find in most mascaras. It feels very cheap and it's made of super light plastic.

To be honest, I had never tried an asian mascara so I didn't know what to expect from it.
I had never heard about the brand yanqina and had never seen their products, so I decided to make a little research about it.

Description:

"YANQINA Dense Ultra Resistance Volume Mascara increases the definition of your eyelashes,
and also leaves a long-lasting curl so that you can have charming makeup for the entire day!"

Apparently it can only be found at KKCenterHK and it costs 19.85$ (or 14.64€)
I tried looking for it in google and ebay and didn't find any results besides the one from KKCenterHK which was kind of surprising to me. On the other hand I could find other Yanqina products in other shops, but not this mascara in particular.

Anyway, This is how it looks on me:





I like the fact that you can barely see any lumps if any at all, and how well it defines your eyelashes. It certainly does what it says in it's description. It's easy to remove but it's not waterproof so I guess it should be haha.The formula is good.

¿Things I didn't like about it? It's packaging feels very cheap considering it's a 20$ mascara, it just looks like any 4$ mascara you'd purchase in your usual supermarket. I don't really care because it does it's job, but if I had seen it somewhere it WOULD NOT have called my attention at all and I'd have never bought it cause of it's cheap appearance. It also can only be found in one shop, which can be bothersome for some people.

¿Would I repurchase this product? 

I don't think so because there are cheaper mascaras that do the same thing and can be found easily, I definitely liked the product but I find it a little expensive and hard to find.

Rating

♥♥♥♥♥ 3/5


Hope this was helpful :P
 
X Laura
 

viernes, 4 de octubre de 2013

Avon Mega Effects Mascara Review

Hi cuties!

Some of you asked me about my actual mascara which is Mega effects from Avon, so I decided to make a review of it.


 It's actually a product I stole from my mum because I don't normally purchase stuff from avon, I still know it costs around 11€.

  The first thing that caught my attention about it is it's... weird shape and packaging?
Then, I used it to see if it was any good and I fell in love with the result. It's kind of a hate-love relationship because I hate the applicator, it's very easy to get your eyelid dirty with mascara because of it, and it's very hard to use. On the other hand, I really liked the result and how it looked on my eyelashes.





On the first picture you can see my eyelashes with no mascara at all on them, I never curl them because they're naturally curled, that's why they look a little wild haha, you can even see they stay placed in the same position after applying the mascara.

I think this product really defines your eyelashes and frames your eyes, what I liked the most about it, is the fact that it never looks lumpy and makes your eyelashes smoother than most of the other mascaras I've tried.
You can actually see a few lumps in this picture but it's because I used the macro option on my camera and it even captured the tiniest eyebrow hairs I didn't even know were there, it looks way better in real.

¿Would I repurchase? Definitely, it's my favorite mascara at the moment.

Rating:

♥♥♥♥ 4/5
(Because of it's weird packaging and applicator) 

 

lunes, 30 de septiembre de 2013

Surprise Essence Concealer [ Etude House ] Review

Hello sweethearts :D

Today's review is about my actual concealer, Surprise Essence from Etude House in light beige shade. (It comes in two shades, light beige and natural beige)



I purchased it from eBay for around 5$ which is quite affordable considering how long it lasts for. It has the usual cute girly cute etude house's packaging which I adore ^^



It's very easy to apply thanks to it's applicator, but the packaging gets dirty very easily which bothers me a lot. Let me explain, when you close it, a lot of concealer somehow gets squished through the cap. I even tried to put it in carefully but this keeps happening ;_;



I normally use this over a light layer of bb cream to take care of the most visible flaws on my skin, on this picture I used it over my bare skin so the covering is not as high as it usually is, but it's still pretty good. I noticed it leaves a very bright spot on the area once applied, but it blends in when it settles and it does it's job. It also has a very light scent which I personally like and won't be noticed once it's on your skin.

Conclusion, I don't really like the packaging because it's very dirty and I waste a lot of product because of it, on the other hand the concealer itself does it's job and hides imperfections. It's also very affordable. ¿Would I repurchase it? I'm not sure, if I find something similar for the same price I might try it instead to see if I find a concealer with a better packaging, if not I'll probably repurchase this.

Rating:

♥♥♥♥ 4/5

Have a nice week :D

X Laura


martes, 24 de septiembre de 2013

Daiso Charcoal Peel off mask & Nose blackhead remover pack review

Hello sweethearts!

I'm a week away from starting school and I'm really excited but also have been busy. I've been waiting so long for todays update because I've been wanting to try this products for a long time, it's Daiso's peel off mask set that some of you might already know. First time I ordered it from eBay it didn't arrive after a month and I ended up getting a refund, so I had to repurchase it and wait for another half a month for it to arrive, now they're finally home.




I bought it from eBay for 9$, it contains both the charcoal peel off mask and the nose blackhead remover. The stickers on the packaging are kind of cute and they really catch your attention at first sight, but I removed them right away because they're not practical at all. I liked how everything comes written in japanese but also in english.

They're pretty much the same thing, but the charcoal peel off is for the entire face, while the nose blackhead remover is obviously only for the nose.

1. Description:

Formulated with the natural ingredients from Oak trees, it removes oils and all dirt and deeply clean the pore, leaving your skin clearer with less visible pores. It contains 80 gr of product.

2. How to use:

-After cleansing your face, evenly apply on the affected area and let it dry for 10-15 min. If completely dried out, peel it off starting at the bottom, pulling toward the top.
-Do not use more than twice per week.
-For sensitive skin, apply facial essence before using, and slowly peel it off starting at the top toward the bottom.

3. Sexy picture time:



4. Result:


5. My opinion:

- The charcoal peel off mask is a thick black cream with a soft herbal scent, while the nose blackhead remover is a white thick cream with a sunscreen scent that totally reminds me of white glue's texture, it's really sticky. I recommend to use enough amount of product to cover the affected areas evenly cause if not it'll be hard to peel off in one piece and it won't be as effective. Once applied I felt it tightening my skin as time goes by, but it was nothing uncomfortable. I peeled it off slowly and I was really surprised when I saw all that came out of my face, dry skin, facial hair, blackheads... It didn't hurt at all but my skin isn't very sensitive :D! (It does literally wax your facial hair off though so be careful if your skin is sensitive). Once off my face, my skin felt super soft and my enlarged pores were visibly reduced, leaving a smoother surface than usual. It obviously didn't take all the blackheads out, specially the ones that were deeper in the skin, but it did a really good job and I loved the result, this product has become a must in my routine, plus it's really affordable.

Rating:

♥♥♥♥♥ 5/5

Have a nice week,
X Laura.

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viernes, 13 de septiembre de 2013

Dear Girls Be Clear BB cream [Etude House] Review

Hi sweeties!

Todays update is a review about Etude House's Dear Girls Be Clear BB cream ^^
My favorite BB cream (Holika Holika Peach girl) has become incredibly hard to find during the last months, I still don't know what happened to it, but now I find myself in the situation of having to find a new BB that will satisfy my needs, that's why I purchased Dear Girls Be Clear BB cream from eBay for 10.49$. It contains 30g of product and expires 12 months after it's opening.


As you probably have noticed after seeing this picture, the adorable package of this BB is what caught my attention first. It's pink, it has cute floral patterns and random drawings, it looks very feminine and it's easy to carry around because of it's size.


The second thing that caught my attention is it's formula.

1. It's paraben, benzophenone, talc, artificial color and triethanolamine FREE
2. It contains vitamin extracts: Sea-buckthorns, fig extract, pomegranate extract, grapefruit extract & lemon zest extract.
3. It contains organic oils: Brazilian nut oil, sunfower seed oil, jojoba seed oil, argan oil, olive oil and almond oil to keep your skin moisturized. 

It has a 30 spf and whitening effect.

All perfect so far right?

Unfortunately, this BB comes in a single shade. My skin is very light, and it has a yellow subtone, this BB looked ok at the start, but once I spread it over my hand it was a little too dark for me, which was kinda disappointing.





I figured the difference is not that big and I can always make it look lighter with my loose powders, but I still miss my old BB T~T it was just perfect.




 It's coverage is medium-high as you can see on the picture above, I only used a thin layer of product.


However, I'm still using this BB while looking for my perfect one. It feels good, it keeps your skin moisturized and leaves a semi matte finish. It has a nice soft smell that lingers on your skin only for a while. I do have to reapply it before the morning is over though, but I mostly have to do this with all the BB creams I tried so far.

Conlusion,

Its actually a good BB, it has a pure formula that nourishes your skin and keeps it healthy and moisturized, the problem is it only comes in one shade which is a little too dark for me, I also prefer BB's with a dewier look. If you're looking for a BB with a nice formula, medium to high coverage, spf, semi matte finish and you skin is not too dark, this is for you!

Rating:

♥♥♥ 4/5
(Mostly because of it having one shade only)

Hope this review was useful :D

X Laura

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lunes, 9 de septiembre de 2013

Dear My Blooming Lips Talk Etude House PK003 Lipstick Review

Hi cuties!  

As you can see I redesigned my blog, and it'll be only in english from now on because I think I can reach out to more people this way. I hope you like it :D


Today I bring you a review of a product I've been wanting to try for a while, it's Etude house's "Dear My Blooming Lips Talk" lipstick.

I bought it from eBay for 8.90$ and it comes in an adorable package, not as cute as the antoinette crystal shine lips one but still lovely. You can choose out of 24 shades, I chose PK003 because I needed a natural but sweet light color for my daily look, and to be honest I couldn't have chosen better.


Here is a picture of the swatch on my arm so you can get an idea of how much pigmentation this lipstick has:



And here's how it looks on my lips:



Lovely right? 
Now lets talk about it's properties. This lipstick makes my lips feel moisturized without having to reaply it too often, it has a good pigmentation and it's scent is barely noticeable, but nice, and it goes away very fast. The only thing I didn't like is that it makes the dry areas of your lips become very noticeable, but I fixed that by using chapstick before applying the lipstick :p
I really liked the end result and the adorable package so I'm happy with this purchase and I'd probably get a new one when this one runs out, which won't be any soon ^^
Hope this review was helpful, have an awesome day.

Rating:

♥♥♥♥♥ 5/5

X Laura

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viernes, 30 de agosto de 2013

Holika Holika Peach Girl BB Cream Review!

Hi girls!

This is my actual favorite BB cream, I bought it from eBay for 12$ and I haven't stopped repurchasing it since then,  I don't know why, but it's been getting harder and harder to find, to the point where only one seller in ebay has it and the price has gone up to 23$ plus 43$ shipping, which I obviously won't even bother spending on it :/! It's so sad because I still haven't found a BB cream that makes me nearly as happy as this one and apparently this one stopped being sold... I'll talk about it anyway.



The box is adorable,  pink girly colors and an iridiscent border on it's name, I like it a lot.
The container might look boring and it's made of plastic, but it makes the product easy to use and you can get just the ammount you need because of it's perfec sized hole. It also comes with a pretty creamy blush and a little mirror that caught my attention from the first time.




     (Here's a swatch of the blush color, isn't it pretty?)

It's a creamy and easy to extend cream, it has a delicious peachy scent and it has a medium to high coverage.



It leaves a good face finish and a moisturized and pretty skin, it's a moist finish but you can always seal it with powders for a matte look. I personally like using a little powder for a semi matte effect that looks healthy and amazing both in pictures and in real :)

I really can say nothing bad about this BB, it's just perfect for me, I love it and I'm so sad I can't find it anywhere anymore, if anyone knows a similar BB cream please let me know.

¿Which is your favorite BB cream? 

Have a nice day ^^

Rating:

♥♥♥♥♥ 5/5

X Laura

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jueves, 1 de agosto de 2013

Baviphat Magic Girls Plus BB Cream review

Hi sweethearts! ¿How's your week going?

More than a month ago I purchased my usual BB cream (Holika's Peach girl BB) from e-Bay. I noticed my old one was coming to an end, and as you already know products ordered from Korea take around a month to arrive. So I waited, and waited... 36 days passed, and I was so pissed, my old BB was already empty. So I contacted the seller, enquiring about my item location. ¿Can you imagine what he told me?

"Oh, the product is out of stock and we won't receive it until a week or so, you can either get a refund or wait until then for us to deliver the product to you"
Well, couldn't you have told me this before waiting for 36 days after having paid for the product?  he/she even had it set as "shipped". This person didn't even bother or try to contact me for telling me the product was out of stock, nor did he talk about it on the auction, until I decided to send a message one month later to enquire about my purchase. I was really pissed, I obviously got my money back, but seriously, I'm not buying anything from this person anymore. Anyway back to the point!

My BB was already empty, and I couldn't order a new one from Korea because I'd have to wait for another month and I didn't have time for that. At the end, I purchased Fresh feel for oily skin Magic Girs BB cream from the spanish e-Bay because I couldn't find my BB elsewhere, had it home next day.






It's package is ok, nothing special. The good thing is that for once, I was able to read the ingredients and the description because they weren't written in korean. Sadly the ingredient list wasn't very convincing for me.




It contains Dimethicone (Silicon, which isn't good for oily acne prone skin, since it can block your pores) it surprised me because this BB is supposed to be for "oily and sensitive skin", parabens, and squalane (which can be animal (shark liver oil) or vegetable (from olive oil), it doesn't mention which one of these it contains.



"Contain squalane for a fresh moisture, it makes you skin tone smooth, it has a 30spf, it contains natural ingredients Hamamelis and verdolaga, special for sensitive skin"

When it says it contains natural ingredients it means some of them, not ALL, and I didn't like that it contains dimethicone and parabens.


I still tested it, even tho I didn't like it's ingredients





- Nice shade, I think it fits light skin with yellow tones best.
- Medium-High coverage, it actually makes your skin tone smooth and gives you a "good face" effect.
- It has a matte finish and it feels light.
- Smells like solar screen ( exactly like that xD )
- 30 spf
- It doesn't control oil, at least not for me.
- It moisturizes skin ( Well, it doesn't dry it but I didn't feel moisturized )


Conclusion:

- It makes your skin tone smooth and it protects it from the sun, it has a matte finish. It doesn't control oil for me, nor does it moisturize my skin. I prefer BB's with a dewy or semimate finish so this isn't for me. But if you're looking for something that covers your flaws, has spf, leaves a matte finish and you don't mind about parabens and dimethicone, this is for you. Also have to mention how afforable this BB is considering how long it lasts.



Hope the review was useful ;) have a wonderful week.

Rating: 

♥♥♥♥♥ 2/5

X Laura

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miércoles, 31 de julio de 2013

Tony Moly Appletox Peeling Cream & Etude House Missing U Hand cream Review

Hi cuties ^^!  Today I'm reviewing Tony Moly's Appletox Peeling Cream and Etude's House Missing U Owl Hand Cream.


As you can see both of them have epicly cute packages. I'll talk about the peeling first :p! It costs around 10$ in eBay


Product Description 

I't has a very creamy consistency and a very nice and fresh apple scent. 
It contains Green Apple Extract, Minerals (Mg, Fe), Vitamins A, E, B1, B6, C, AHA Acid and is meant to maintain skin's natural firmness, brightness and exfoliate dead skin cells. it expires after 2 years once it's been opened and it has 80 gr of product! Quite a lot.



How to use & Conclusion

I use this after cleansing my face, I dip my finger in and withdraw enough cream to cover my entire face with a thin layer of product. I massage my face for around 2-3 minutes and let it make effect for 30 seconds more. First impression is it makes my skin feel relaxed and moisturized. After massaging my face for 2 minutes white particles start appearing. Once rinsed off it leaves a feeling of softness and freshness n your skin, it also makes your skin look brighter. I've heard people saying this cream may not be good for oily skin, well, this is not true! My skin is really oily and it makes my skin feel clean and soft. In conclusion, I love this peeling cream... It doesn't irritate my skin, but it's not even delicate, so I can't tell if it's only me :P


¿Will I buy it again?  Definitely Yes! It feels great on my skin and I love how the package looks like, haha.

Now I'm gonna talk about Etude House's Owl Hand Cream, which costs around 10$ in eBay.


Product Description

Formulated with Shea Butter and Herb water rich in certified organic nutrients. It's eco-friendy, paraben, alcohol and mineral oil free. This cream doesn't only help moisturize dry hands, but it also helps our endangered flying friends xD. 

It is available in four different colours and scents. 

Green Owl: Apple Scent
Blue Owl:
Sweet Cotton Candy Scent
Pink Owl: Cherry Scent
Yellow Owl: Peach Scent

it comes in a really cute house shaped box, which is made with recycled paper.
 



Mine is torn because it was wrapped in gift paper and the cellophane took half of the box away with it xD. It also came with a little owlie mobile phone chain thingie which I loved, it was a really nice detail.


Conclusion

It's a moisturizing hand cream that doesn't make your hands sticky and gets absorved quickly. It has a very rich scent and the package is awesome. ¿Will I buy it again? No, because it brings such a tiny ammount of cream, and the price is too high considering how much the cream lasts. I'd only buy it if it was cheaper. I'll probably refill the package with another cream when it's over :p haha

Rating:

Peeling
♥♥♥♥♥ 5/5

Hand cream
♥♥♥♥♥ 4/5
 
Hope the review was useful!

X Laura

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lunes, 29 de julio de 2013

3W Clinic Natural Make Up Powder nº21 Review

Hi sweeties!

Today's update comes with a review of my actual 3W Clinic loose powder.

I bought it from eBay for 5€, which is awesome considering it contains 30g of product,
which is A LOT for loose powder. I'm using it for more than a year and I didn't even use half of it.

It's available in three shades, light beige nº 21 beige nº23, and translucent. I have the nº21 shown below ^^









Description

This loose powder promises:

- Making your face appear thinner, due to the refletion of the light which causes a tridimensional effect. (This sounds really stupid to be honest)

- It is long lasting, waterproof and sweatproof, it doesn't stain.

- It highlights your face, fixes your make up and leaves a semi matte effect

- It's Moisturizing, makes your skin soft and controls oil.

It's a non comedogenic product, it contains NO oils, it doesn't obstruct pores and it allows your skin to breathe easily. This product is very famous between korean celebrities, professional make up artists use them on Korean Dramas and they're the most sold loose powders in Korea, Japan and Hong Kong.

In the next picture I'm weating Peach girl BB cream +  3W Clinic Natural Make Up Powder nº21




My thoughts

The loose powder is very fine, it has an enjoyable soft baby powder smell that I personally love.
They make your skin irresistibly soft and velvety, it doesn't crease and it leaves a matte beautiful finish. They're perfect for using over your BB cream, I've got oily combination skin and they control oil for more than 5 hours in my case and they fix my make up for a long time. I think it depends on what kind of BB you're using tho :), you can always reapply and look like new. The only problem is it's too big to carry around

It says it makes your face look thinner cause of the reflection of the light blablabla... Lies, it doesn't make my face look any thinner, nor did I expect it too to be honest.

The package is nothing special, just a plastic round container but it serves it's purpose.
I still can't believe how cheap this product is and how much powders it brings, it really is worth it.

Conclusion 

I haven't tried any loose powders that work better than these, normally it's very hard for me to find any that fit my skin tone and they're too dark, these are just perfect tho and you can choose out of three shades, one of them translucent! I don't think I'm gonna stop using these any time soon, I totally recommend them if you're looking for loose powders to fix your make up and get a semi matte velvety effect.

★ 5/5

¿Have you tried these? ¿What loose powder or compact powder do you use?

X Laura