Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Haul: Sephora, Make-up and Stuff + Samsung Galaxy + Awards

You might have seen these pics if you're a follower on twitter/facebook. It's so rare of me to actually buy a lot of make-up stuff in the same month. I have a new addiction to Western and European make-up brand, not only that, I've been thinking of revamping my traincase and start to build it, slowly but sure!


What I bought: medium sized pink make-up traincase (with sparkle♥), Stila lovely eye talking palette, Stila living the life in laguna, Sephora blockbuster palette, Masami Shouko 10 pcs brush set, Masami Shouko concealer brush and definer brush, Ecotools six piece essential eye set, Dior 5 couleurs eyeshadow in incognito freebies, Christian Dior Crayon eyeliner pencil, Oriflame concealer, and some other stuff~

I really really love Masami Shouko brushes, they're good!!! Ecotools is a great brush too, but MS is still better ^-^ My favorite stuff is Stila eyeshadow, brushes, and stuff from Dior~

Sephora Blockbuster Palette

I'm lucky enough to get a nearly new - preloved Sephora blocbuster palette. Everything is in a great condition and this is also my first big make-up palette, I LOVE it.

   1 large mirror
    4 stands
    96 eyeshadows
    84 lipglosses/lipsticks
    3 blushes
    1 bronzer
    1 mascara
    2 eyeliners (black & brown)
    6 cream eyeliners
    4 applicators

I think I'll do a quick review of this baby, the quality and pigmentation of the eyeshadow is really really good. No falls out, and I find myself wearing the nude shade quite often. There's a lot of brown on the palette, which is good :) the color range is very wearable too. For the lipsticks, many people hate them. But I personally love the lip colors, because they're somewhat sheer and not too pigmented, just exactly how I wanted them to be ^-^. The blusher is great! my favorite is the darkest plum shade, it's a beautiful brownish-rosey color. The other two are pink and orange with a lot of gold shimmers. I love the pencil eyeliner too! Especially the brown one :) It's even better than Dollywink pencil eyeliner, I swear ♥
I haven't tried the mascara and the cream liners yet, so do watch out for my thorough review+swatches later on!


DIOR 5 couleurs eyeshadow palette in 030 incognito

I bought two Dior 5 couleurs eyeshadow palette in incognito because I really really love the shades, it's so nude, so natural, and wearable. Anyhoo, these little baby is a mini size, freebies. Just in case you're wondering why there aren't any aplicator included :)

Christian Dior Crayon Pencil Eyeliner in noir

I tried it briefly today and I think I might love this little angel (eventhough I'm not sure it can actually stands my super oily eyelids, lol). However, the color is easily transfered to lids, applies smoothly and the texture is so creamy.

Stila Lovely Eye the Talking Palette

This little love can speaks and tells us the step by step make-up application in Korean language! LOL, so CUTE! I've always loved Stila! My number one favorite brand, ever! I love their make-up product, especially the eyeshadows, because the texture is so buttery, velvety, no crumbling, no falls out. The color combos in Stila lovely eye palette is a lovely color with beautiful pastel finish. Wait for a full review later ^-^


Aside from make-up stuff, I also got this cute loliable flat ribbon shoes from Pink locomote.

I'm going to pair this up with my gosurori maxicimam dress. Hmmm, come to think of it, this shoes would suits a classic style better, err... I think? Anyhow. I'm loving its simple design~

First package of snacks from Korea, Niichan chose all the snacks and sent it to me, gomawo! I ate half of them already, and my favorite is the Hershey chocolate bar and Ganache.

Samsung Galaxy Android Ace 2

Animob pink leather pouch casing for Samsung Galaxy Android and Hello Kitty charm
And finally! Yesterday, I also got myself a smartphone! (I named her ). I'm so late late LATE! but late is better than never, haha! Mine is a white Samsung Galaxy Ace 2. I won't be using it too much, I'll still be online on my beloved PC (for chatting and stuff). My favorite app is instagram and Camera360. I've been testing the camera and the app, pardon the crappy pictures on this post ;^;.

Do anyone of you know any good app for photo editing and such? I'd like to have one with a lot of filters, maybe like vignette.

Oh, I also bought the casing for my android, it's from ANIMOB, I chose this one bcuz it has a wrist strap. I'm a bit of sloppy person and I often drop things, lmao! So this one is perfect, plus, it's pink!♥ Also, I'm lucky enough to get a limited edition of Hello Kitty Pour Lolita - white edition, by novala takemoto. The kitty is supposed to be wearing a sweet lolita dress from Baby The Stars Shine Bright.

Last, versatile blogger award. Thanks to Sie, for the awards :)


So... I'm supposed to write down another facts about me, which might be boring for you all, hahaha... My life is actually quite boring ~.~ So yeah....

7 Facts About Me:
1. I've been asked several times, is FEI my name? No. and it's not even close to my name. My English name is Lina, and that's the real one. I got the name Fei from my childhood friend when I was in a primary school. Fei refers to FEI LONG from STREET FIGHTER, a fighting game, bcuz I love to fight! I do love martial arts though :). Do I like this name? No - . -

Anyhoo, here's a pic of my name seal, and of course it's real ^^ (the name's real too) My name is in hanja btw.


2. My motorbike name is Madonna. HAHAHA, I bet she doesn't like this name either.
3. I can eat a LOT of food.
 Not much, I can eat a lot more than this ^
if I'm VERY hungry I can eat 6 bowls of rice + meats and vegetables.

4. My cellphone name is Byul (star). It has a concept, samsung galaxy, and there's a star in a galaxy. So yeah, Byul ★ ☆~ what a simple minded of me, lol.
5. I have 5 cats, it's actually 6 but the Mama cat ran away last month and couldn't be found again, she never came back either TT^TT 
6. I was a short story writer, you can find my short story being published in an old local magazines ^-^
7. My favorite game idol is Beniya Rin, from Tenchu Kurenai. She's so cool! and my favorite actress is Milla jovovich! ♥


As for the tagging part, I think I'll just tag all of you my dear readers~ *don't slap me just bcuz I'm such a slacker~~~ nooo... > . <

Ugh, so I think that's all for now, I hope you enjoyed the post and thanks for reading ~ girls, à bientôt :)

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Review: Maybelline Cheeky Glow & Clear Smooth Blush

Hi darlings~ Did everyone have an awesome weekend? I hope you did, bcuz I spent mine by having fun with my BFF and frenz ^-^

Well then, today I'm gonna write a review of Maybelline Cheeky Glow Blush in wooden rose, and also Maybelline Clear Smooth Shine Free Blush in Freh Apricot which I bought a while back (December 2012 if I recall).

 Left: Maybelline cheeky glow, Right: Maybelline clear smooth shine free blush
 Cheeky glow in wooden rose, and Maybelline clear smooth in fresh apricot

I accidentally dropped my cheeky glow and broke the cap. lol.

Here's a lot of swatches of the blushers for you~
 Taken with AWB setting, under natural daylight.

The skintone is more accurate on this photo, but the swatch of maybelline cheeky glow is not that accurate. It looks kind of chalky, matte, and leaning towards milky pink with a hint of purplush color? which isn't really what it actually looks like =(

Swatches with flash! the swatch looks a bit more natural and more accurate :) so if you're looking for an accurate swatch, please refer to this photo ^

Indoor lighting - the cheeky glow turned out more pinkish here. But the swatch of clear smooh fresh apricot is accurate.

Maybelline Cheeky Glow in Wooden Rose:
It's a peachy light salmon color combined with dessert sand, with subtle and very fine gold shimmer. The color is like a darker version of Stila bronzing powder in pacific coast highway. At first I was a little iffy with this wooden rose shade, as I thik that it is so sheer or light that the color barely shows up. But the Beauty advisor on that Maybelline counter said that it has a good color pay-off, which is true :)

It's not look as chalky irl (the swatches don't do justice!) it may show up well and not chalky on people with fair skin, but I'm afraid it will leave a chalky finish on darker skintone.

What I like about it:
★ Pretty and natural shade without being too over the top
★ Price! It's SUPER cheap, one of the cheapest blusher I've ever bought (USD $ 3.5)
★ Subtle shimmer
★ Packaging design that is not-so-drugstore (but still, I hope they will use a sturdier plastic)
★ Ease of use, without the worry of  blushing too much.
★ It's a cute shade that's perfect for nude make-up~

What I don't like:
- Not as long -lasting. Need to retouch at least once/day.
- You drop it once, the packaging will break. Drop it twice and it's the end~

forgyff my small bumps TT^TT... I just use a very very VERY SMALL amount of the cheeky glow  because I don't like an obvious blush. And you know, I'm the quite satisfied one with the result :) it gives a healthy glow finish without being too over the top, and without the feel of 'too much effort', if you know what I mean~

Next,

Maybelline Clear Smooth Shine Free Blush in Fresh Apricot:
On the pan, it's a dark vermillion reddish orange. It looks beautiful on the swatch, and that's the reason why I bought it on a whim. It's really really pigmented, just a little amount of it could build up a decent color pay-off. It has a fine and subtler shimmer too, not too obvious as the shimmer in cheeky glow though. I love the color, but I need to pay extra attention no to put it too much, else it will look too obvious, which of course I hate.

I'm bewildered by its name, shine-free. Is it reffering to its oil control properties? or its subtle shimmer? Nah I'm not sure about that. It has no oil control properties though (at least for me).

It's too red to my liking and it may sometimes give an unnatural look, which I do not fancy too much. The packaging is too basic and not as cute as cheeky glow, and it looks BORING D: You know~ pretty much the feel of drugstore packaging.

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Repurchase? Nope, I won't repurchase both of the blusher (eventhough I LOVE cheeky glow in wooden rose so-damn-much!) I simply want to try other brands :3

Anyhoo~~ talking about the haul post that you've been asking for. One of the package delivery is delayed o: The seller said it will arrive next week, oh gosh I just hope it will arrive sooner! So I can make a post of my first wave of haul *fingercrossed.

See you loves~!

Friday, March 22, 2013

Introducing WISHTREND + Wishlist~

Hi ladies, I'd like to introduce you one of my favorite online shopphing store, WISHTREND :)
I've made several review about Wishtrend product and also a giveaway (sponsored by Wishtrend) so I'm pretty sure most of you may already know about Wishtrend. I suppose one more post wouldn't hurt, since I will also sharing my recent wishlist from Wishtrend ^-^




What will you find?
Latest and popular make-up and skincare brand from Korea, like Ciracle, Skinmiso, Mustaev, SKIN & LAB, Liz K, Tosowoong, ELISHA COY, Confume, Caolion, Klair's, any many more. This brand is hard to find outside Korea, but thanks to Wishtrend and its fast and safe delivery service, you can now get all of these product :3

Why Wishtrend?
★ Diversity of product list
★ Best quality product with affordable price
★ Assurance of freshness with expiration date
★ Wordwide shipping and fast delivery
★ WISHtrend gives plenty of gifts to every customer
★ Informative content
★ Safe Payment system
★ Quick respond within 24 hours
★ Special WISHBOX
★ Exclusive products.

I really recommend you to take a look on their site, especially if you're skincare and make-up geek like me~ ^^ Tehee~ They do sell 'rare' brands that is hard to find outside Korea, so it's very good if you want to have more experience with Korean beauty products. Not only that, they also sell fragrance, hair/body care, beauty tools, and a beauty box~!

Here's my recent wishlist of product that caugt my eye :3


You know me, I'm ampoule lover! and Vitamin C lover! I have a feeling that it will do its job better than my previous Stemcello Vit C ampoule, who knows~! Hehe... I can't wait for this baby to arrive at mail :3



As I've told you. I've been struggling to eliminate all this minor acne on my cheek ;^; I definitely need this, saw a good before after pic on their site too :3

[Ciracle] Eye contour gel
Delivers moisture and elasticity to the eyes!
I NEED to take care of my eye areas! I have SEVERE dark circle, I kid you not. Everytime I do selca I MUST cover it up with a lot of concealer, and I have lots of fine lines too. This one might help~ hopefully. I'm considering buying it.


Waaaa I know I'll definitely LOVE this baby!!! All in one acne treatment product, which can heal your acne and gives enough coverage at the same time :3~~ Wooo I'm really curious! Check on the site, I love the sheer coverage it gives. Something like this would be SUPER good for a low maintenance day, since I'm not wearing make-up on my daily basis.

[JJOYY] PANDA EYE ESSENCE MASK
Dual functionality of Whitening and Wrinkle care!

Obviously, the packaging is really cute! with panda! hor~~~ and I love the name too, Panda Eye Essence Mask♥ How cute!

I've been eyeing MUSTAEV make-up line too~ here's some of my favorite:

The peach looks so cute and soft~

I'm in love with GEL type eyeliner because it's so easy to work with, and they're so versatile :) 


The natural finish and lightweight form caught me on the spot, plus it claimed to have a medium buildable coverage. I've been wanting to wear an actual foundie though, not a BB cream.

I LOOOOOOOOOVE the color combos on this palette, I swear!!! It's like love at the first sight, yeah? hahaha It reminds me a lot to DIOR 5 coleurs eyeshadow in 030 incognito and Givenchy eyeshadow palette in Siena Silhouette. You don't know yet, but I've been buying a lot of eyeshadow palette (I'm going to post it soon~~~♥)


Might as well need this foundation pact. I NEED full coverage as for now ;^; redness and acne scars. Nuuuh, I haven't tried anything like this before, but I'm sure that it will give a maximum coverage for me.

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That's all for WISTREND and my recent wishlist! ^-^
To sum it up, my TOP THREE FAVORITE are:

Care to share what's your recent wishlist with me? :3 Please leave a comment then, hehe... I will read every comment and reply ASAP. Thank you and I'll see you soon (on my haul post, as promised~)

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Review: TOSOWOONG Clean Pore Brush from Wishtrend

Have you ever tried any kind of pore brush or facial brush before? If you have pore related problems, like big pores, blackhead, etc... then you might like this product ^-^ TOSOWOONG Clean Pore Brush. Some girls on blogsphere claimed that this little baby is doing its job better than clarisonic. So yeah, onto the review!

 This pore brush is super popular in Korea :)
The description is written in Korean.
31 thousand bristles compact, it helps you to remove the dirt of your skin completely. With refined anti-bacterial synthetic bristle, 0.045mm in size, it allows a deeper and more effective cleanse.


And this is the product itself, it looks very similar to pore brush from The Face Shop. When dry, the bristles are so soft, super dense, and it feels so fluffy.

 Wet bristles

TOSOWOONG Clean Pore Brush
Soft and fluffy bristles ♥
Many of them, who have already tried both of Tosowoong and Clarisonic, said that this little guy here is comparable to Clarisonic and even better at doing its job. If you're a fan of clarisonic, you might love this product as well ^-^. It's a good product, considering the price, which is only $ 25.00, quite a bargain.

My comments:
Bristles: the bristles are the softest! I swear I've never found any brush as soft as this before. Thousand times softer than any brush I've tried before. If I can compare it to SIGMA make-up brushes (lol) this Tosowoong is still much much MUCH softer and denser.

Actually, I didn't think that it will do much since the bristles are super soft like this, but I was wrong. I saw a VERY good before-after pic on WISHTREND-TOSOWOONG clean pore brush page, and the result is super amazing. Go and see it yourself ^-^

Thanks to its super fine 0.045mm bristles~

It allows a deep cleanse too, I used it with Hadalabo Tamagohada cleanser and it works like magic, cleaning every bits of make up on my hand (waterproof gel eyeliner, bronzer, eyeshadow, BB cream). Unfortunately, I forgot to take a pic, but here's a very good example:


But, to be honest, it's hard for me to evaluate the effectiveness of this product, because I've never had any problem with blackheads or any other pore related problem, except for one, acne, that's it. (I'm still excruciatingly strunggling to restore my clear skin, nuuuuu ;^;)



So this is my nose after using Tosowoong clean pore brush for a month. Pardon my cracky and dry skin ;^; The before pic was taken just right after I got up this morning, and I took the other one as soon as I finished washing my face with the pore brush.

I wash my face twice per day, and usually, I'd use this brush to deep clean my whole face before I go to sleep.

On the downside, this brush would always takes forever to dry that I just wish I had an automatic hand-dryer at my home, lol. This brush isn't travel friendly, putting it into airtight plastic bag would allow bacteries to grow and I don't think it's a nice idea.

All in all, this is quite a good product. I can't really say about its effectivenes in black-head removal things. But I know this product has done its job pretty well removing sebum and make-up traces.

Care suggestion: I always rinse it with mineral water after each use and put it on a dry and clean plate.

More picture from Wishtrend:



Picture credit: Wishtrend

For more information about the product, please check links below:

If you're interested in getting one of this baby to complete your skincare routine, you can order it from Wishtrend, and YES! they ship worldwide ^-^

http://wishtrend.com/

I guess all of you are familiar with WISHTREND ^-^ a trusted online shopping site that sells a lot of Korean beauty product~! and oh, if you love make-up box, they also selling a beauty box, which they called WISHBOX, you can check them out here.

So I think that would be all for this morning~ thanks for reading and I'll see you soon on my next haul post :3 ~ ciao