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. 


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