Wednesday, January 30, 2013

[REVIEW] Olay Gentle Cleansers - Conditioning Milk

We're really sorry for not updating, we had a few problems (we still have).

Moving on.

To start off, we all know how hard it is to find that perfect cleanser/makeup remover, right? Sometimes we try different types until we find the one we need, the one that is best for our skin. Before having this cleanser, I had a different on. It was pretty good though, but not as good as this one. I ended up "owning" this Olay cleanser/conditioning milk because Lexie didn't want/like it (sorry sweetie). 
Note: my skin complexion is normal, only my nose is a bit oily (sometimes dry, I don't get it why).

Now on with the review.

I didn't expect it to be this good. Honestly.

Good points: 
- it doesn't have a strong fragrance, which means less harmful ingredients;
-the texture is really nice and not so watery;
-it didn't harm my skin in any way possible (I've been using it for quite a while now and my skin doesn't have any eruptions or stains);
-it's really gentle (like it says it is);
-it cleans my skin pretty well, better than my old cleanser;
-my skin feels great after using it (a lot softer than before);
-it has instructions (like most beauty products) so if you're not sure how to use it, check the back.

Bad/Not-so-good points:
-I can never control the amount of product I use (I usually end up using too much product);
-when I try to wash it off, it takes a few minutes to actually get it off.

Small tip 1: after using conditioning milk/makeup remover you should also cleanse your face; after that it's probably best that you apply a face cream, whatever type you have. After cleansing, your pores are open and you need to close them before dust/dirt gets in them. 

Small tip 2: before going to bed, use makeup remover or cleanser even if you weren't wearing any type of makeup. If you went out, you definitely have dust/dirt in your pores, especially during summer. 

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Kpop Inspired Nails: Orange Caramel (Nana) - "Lipstick" MV

A few days ago, Lexie told me she loved Nana's nails in the most recent Orange Caramel MV. The nails are pretty simple (which is why she loves them) for what you would expect to see in an Orange Caramel MV. We all know how extravagant and sometimes hard to swallow their concepts are.

So, because I've been loving that dark green color she's wearing (perfect for fall) I thought I'd do something similar to show you guys.

I'm sorry for the s*itty photos that you're about to see, but I really don't know how to use my camera my camera sucks. Stupid lightning, flash/no flash, I could not capture the beauty of these nails.

(I'm not the "oh-im-so-ugly"-waiting-for-compliments type of girl, I'm just worried you can't see how pretty these nails really are in the following pictures.) 


Instead of Nana's silver glitter, I used a white base with a beautiful multicolor glitter MY CAMERA CAN'T CAPTURE ㅠ.ㅠ
It looks like a big mess here and I can't tell you guys how frustrated I am because I absolutely love this and it looks so perfect in real life. OTL

Here's a close-up. 
(I mosaiced my cuticles 'cause, girl, trust me, you don't wanna see that)

My green also looks a lot darker than it really is.

Saturday, September 8, 2012

[REVIEW] Missha M Signature Real Complete BB Cream #21

Sorry for M.I.A, we were really busy with other things. Now on with the post.
A few days ago I got some samples of Missha M Signature Real Complete BB Cream with SPF 25, as a gift, along with my recently bought BB Cream. I admit, I never tried Missha and I never thought of trying it either. Why? I've seen some reviews and I didn't really liked it. 
This is how a normal package looks like. I didn't have any pictures of it, sorry.
Until now, I've used Skin79 Hot Pink BB Cream, which is really good. I've never had any bumps/eruptions after using it and it's really friendly with my skin. 
Note: my skin complexion is quite normal, with a few freckles, but my nose gets a bit oily. I don't get bumps/eruptions on a daily basis either. 

Now on with the review.

First, some swatches: 

A "decade" later, after blending and oxidizing:

 I dropped a bit too much on my hand, sorry.

And this is how it looks on my skin, 20min. after I applied it (you won't get to see my whole face, because I looked like a thing that got hit by a truck):

The shade is #21, which is light pink-beige, for fair-skinned girls. My skin is really fair, similar to the type of skin Asian girls have. By Asian girls I mean Korean/Chinese girls. 

The texture is really watery/liquid while most BB Creams have a more creamy texture. This one was seriously "running" of my fingers. I did not like that, at all.

The coverage is somewhere between sheer to medium, really good for girls who do not have bad skin complexion, bumps, dark circles etc. It also reduces redness, but after applying 3 layers. However, it felt a bit heavy on my face and I couldn't layer it properly and it was hard to blend as well. Not to mention it took quite a while until it oxidized, so I looked really pale/yellowish in the meantime. I think it's a bit too fair, even for me. Bia also tried it on and her skin became really white and it barely blended in. She's also fair-skinned like me, but her skin is normal/oily. What somehow bothered me more about the coverage is that it looked more like a foundation and less like a BB Cream.

It also has a strong fragrance, unlike my Skin79 Hot Pink BB Cream. I prefer non or less scented cosmetics. Why? Less harmful ingredients. 

 We tried it on yesteday and up until now I did not have any skin reactions, but 1-2hrs after Bia applied it on, her skin became really oily, in other words, it doesn't have good sebum control.

Additional comments: I don't like shiny BB Creams, but the Missha one was sorta shiny, so I had to set it up with powder. It's also caked on me and it lasts only a few hours, about 3-4hrs if the weather is normal/chilly, and probably less if the weather is hot, while my regular BB Cream lasts up to 7hrs, sometimes more, depending on the weather. 

Some people might disagree with me when it comes to this Missha product, but it varies from skin to skin, sometimes in a bad way and sometimes in a good way. But after this experience, more in a bad way I think. 

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Asymmetrical Skirt

Another very trendy item this spring/summer season, an item you can find anywhere around - from the smaller shops to the mall and on women wearing them on the streets - the asymmetrical flowy skirt. What do you think about it?

All pictures are from lookbook/weheartit. Full credits to their rightful owners.

Friday, April 27, 2012

Trend: Cat Eye Sunglasses














The 50s-60s Cat Eyes Sunglasses are back in trends since last year and it seems like more and more celebrities are sporting it out! If you didn't get your hands on a pair what are you waiting for? Don't let this spring pass by without showing off your trendy accessory.



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