Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Review - CLIO Lipnicure in #8 Guilty Pink

Hello folks! :D

Merry late Christmas and Happy early New Year! lol. I know it's late for Christmas and too early for New Year. Tell me what your wish for Christmas and New Year on the comment! :D

And as I said before today's review is ganna be a lip product!
Waterproof, smudgeproof, bulletproof (what?!) anything-proof (It's getting too much lol) CLIO's Lipnicure!

Seriously, this lip product killed it. This has that god-level staying power! Well, if god-level is too much then just say it's a lip product with best staying power. As the name, Lipnicure, which they intended to be meant as manicure for lips. The packaging is simple yet looks good. The tube is made of glass, I believe so I kinda freak out if it's rolling on the table (a.k.a gonna fall) or do fall. LOL.

At first I thought the tip's gonna be like 'OK', until then I tried to pull it out and it stucked on the opening. And that cause the upper opening to be messy because I was like, always trying to pull it and it just slipped off with high speed (if-you-know-what-i-mean). The tip is helping for rather detail outline, but i can't get it right with my left side of the lips. I wish the tip is a bit more pointy and smaller....

The directions on the box says that,
step 1, apply one coat of the liquid on the center of the lips using the applicator,
step 2, spread it using finger or smudging tool (it points out cotton bud)
step 3, don't touch don't smudge or whatever for 30 secs.

so here's the thing,
I super agree with the 1 coat, because if you layer it it's gonna shows some horizontal lines of the liquid which will dry like that.
I DO NOT DO NOT DO NOT recommend using your finger to spread it. You can't just wash it off your hand later. You need to use make up remover to you hands after you're finished. So I SUPER HIGHLY recommend to use cotton bud or any tools you prefer.
Don't touch it before it dry or else you need to make-up-remover-ing your finger. DO NOT try to stick your upper and lower lips like usual because it will transfer and leave you with not even surface.

This is how it looks with filling the lips full. The color didn't turn out as what i expected (which is supposed to be more purple-ish)

And this is how it looks with my attempt as gradation lips. I gradient the lip first, then use concealer, then lip balm on top.

 However, I tried this on Christmas when I went out with the big family for steaks, I ate bread with butter and fries and a salmon steak, surprisingly 90% of the product wears off. I don't think it's fat-proof. But then the 10% won't come off at any cost so I still use make up remover.

 Anyhow, the perfume smell is VERY VERY strong that I'm feeling sick with it. like, what does it feels to have intense perfume on your mouth? Bleh. I really took SOME time for the perfume to be not smell-able...

I read that a lot of people complaining on how hard it is to remove the lipnicure so that clio decides to release the remover too, but I don't experience trouble on removing it as long as I use makeup remover..

So the conclusion,
Packaging. 5 stars. No complain for me. :p like it.
Applicator. 3 stars. I wanted it to be smaller.
Color. 2 stars. Not as expected.
Texture. 4 stars. If not spread properly will make some build up lines.
Staying power. 5 STARS. Best staying power among others even though I think it's not fat proof.
Scent. For god sake it's 1 star. Wayyyyyyy too much and intense.
Moisture. 3 stars. I don't find it drying nor moisturizing.

That's all. I got this from Singapore. Back then they're having sales, 50% off on 2nd purchase. I got 2, 1 for me and another one of crime pink for my birthday friend as present. :D

So what do you think?

I'll fly to HK tomorrow. yeah, on 1st January.... My cousin is getting  married there and I'm so stressed that I was told to play the damn freaking piano on the marriage! I just being told like, 2 days ago? It feels the same for me like I'll do a freaking sudden concert. -_-
But of course, I'm gonna have a beauty haul there <3 >w<

Anyway, see you in the next post!

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

The Liebster Award

Hello, folks! :D

Meet me again with this new kind of post! I'd read some post like this, but was not tagged in any, so LOL. Okay. This is The Liebster Award, given to those with follower less than 200. I actually doesn't know what liebster itself means.. I guess it's German? It looks fun so I'm happily doing this! >w<

Thank you so much to ritsukasakurai from monochrome blue sky for nominating me! :D

So this Liebster Award has some rules:
1. Put on this Liebster Award logo, thanks and links back the person who nominated you.
2. Write 11 facts about yourself
3. Answer the 11 questions given by the person who nominated you
4. Nominate other 11 bloggers
5. Make 11 questions to be answered by the 11 bloggers that you nominate

First up, facts about me. This is random, but it's true.. :p
1. Manga lover and collector
2. Loves Siberian Husky (I like big dogs.. :p)
3. Cooks based on instinct and manga recipes (LOL I'm deadly serious 'bout this)
4. Addicted to Peter Pan and Alice
5. Has an unfinished novel wrote by me. (I don't think I'll ever finish it duh!)
6. Has really bad vision (precipitation)
7. Has that twisted way of thinking compared to others
8. I can feel it! Music is in my blood. (But I ain't that talented...)
9. Singer. 'Humminger'. Just SING!
10. Japan lover.
11. Wanted to be taller (currently around 163...)

Okay. Now to answer the questions from ritsukasakurai
1. Who is your fav beauty guru / fashion icon??
    I don't really have one.. I never 'look up' for someone's style really.

2. What animal do you love most?? Why??
    Butterfly. It just has that 'mysterious and occulty' aura. lol

3. What kind of brand do you like most for beauty make up and fashion??
    It's Majolica Majorca and Kate for make up and I don't have that favorite brand of clothing.. I choose based on the pattern and what I wanted at that time.

4. Why did you started to make a blog??
    I love to write things and so I thought I can be a blogger too. So far it's only about beauty, but I actually planned to post my art works and maybe some of my creepy recipes :p

5. If someone give you a free ticket to go anywhere you want, where will you go?? Why??
    If it's only the ticket, I don't really want to go somewhere I'm not familiar with or too pricey. If the accommodation's included, I'll take either Japan, England, Australia, USA or NZ.

6. If you have to choose between make up and fashion, which one will you choose?? Why??
    I'D RATHER NOT TO CHOOSE. Really. Those 2 are unseparated! What's the deal of make your face pretty when you're wearing something bad? What's the good either of wearing cool clothes with that bare face?

7. Did you ever dye your hair?? What color??
    Nope. Never. But I'm planning to if I failed  on 'sumthin'

8. What do you like about yourself?? I mean something about your whole body.
    My lower arm, I guess.......

9. What is your favorite song for the moment??
    I honestly never have that certain song 'fever'... If I love a song, I'll love it forever. I always have my playlist shuffled...

10. If you can be anyone, who will you be??
     NAH. Of course I want to be myself since I'm enjoying myself to the best. (Well maybe to be richer and prettier LOL)

11. What will you be in the next 10 years??
     Next 10 years, I'm 28, huh... It's either to be someone famous, or a rich young wife (super LOL) or single with a great carrier, or.... Just be dead already! >_>

I nominate:
1. Teru Terumi : http://teruterumi.blogspot.com/
2. Yessy Muliawan : http://sweet-raspberry-sorbet.blogspot.com/
3. Ru-shi- (Lucy) : http://mokona-ai.blogspot.com/
4. Reen : http://thecurvybutterfly.blogspot.com/
5. Naomi Aria : http://naomiaria.blogspot.com/
6. Tania Kato : http://diaricici.blogspot.com/
7. Vina Mayu : http://vinamayu.blogspot.com/
8. Clarissa Punipun : http://puni2.blogspot.com/
9. Ririe : http://sweetlikeapeach.blogspot.com/
10. Bella : http://starzle.blogspot.com/
11. Erika : http://ichigoonohi.blogspot.com/

Questions from meehhhh:
1. Your hobby?
2. Your skills?
3. Japan or Korea?
4. If you can have a make-over, what part of you that you'll make over?
5. The person you admire or crazy about? Can be fictional.
6. Shopping or watch movie?
7. Favorite place to hang out?
8. What's the thing that you're currently looking or wanting to buy?
9. Any allergies?
10. Your favorite sports?
11. If you can live anywhere, including fictional places, where would you choose? If fictional, from where is that?

dat's my questions. Sorry if the grammar is not proper.. ;p Too lazy for grammar (even though I'm a spelling-nazi LOL)

Kay that's all. Anyway, the next review would be a lip product which is like a SUPER PRODUCT to me. Totally sold for it.

See you in the next post!

With love,

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Review - Neutrogena Hydro Boost Gel

Hello, folks! :D

Back with another review. Again.
Sorry for not able to post for a time..
Honestly I was sick, because I catch a cold when I went 'somewhere' to do registration of 'sumthin' LOL. really. And I recover for a week and sick again, which I suspects it's actually IBS (Intestine Bowel Syndrome) oh yah well I recovered quickly and working the hellllllllll out for postponed assignments and exam. Hectic, right?

Anyway with the review, this Neutrogena gel is bought by my sister in Singapore because my mom and I were so sold to the ads in TVBS-G channel (some Taiwanese channel but too bad I can't watch it anymore...)

In the ads it shows that it gives super moisture and lock it in the skin by summer. Of course it has sun protection, but only 30 with PA++...

Here's the pic of the product~
It comes in a blue tube which I really love! It's not glass, it's plastic so it's not that heavy. To think again it's actually all plastic... -__-

Below is the description on the bottle.
 Nowadays what we (I) need is SPF 50 and above and with PA++++! Yes, 4 plus!

Here's the pic of the pump! Just usual pump.. I need like 1-1.5 pump for 1 usage.. I wonder if it's too much..
But this 1 bottle last long already. I think it's like almost a year or so and I still haven't finish it even that I use this daily!

Now the texture!

It's blue. And smells nice for me. But. It's actually quite thick for me.. It's easily spread but just doesn't absorbed by my skin that easily. In fact, it feels like it just sit there without 'infusing' itself to my skin, IF YOU DON'T MASSAGE IT. The instruction actually tells you to massage it.

Regardless, even with massaging, for me, is still hardly absorbed by my skin.

It may keeps my skin hydrated, but just the 'outer' side of my skin right after usage. I feel like it needs to be left like that for some time to really hydrates the 'inside'.

That's quite some seconds after I spread the gel. (Since I don't have steady hand so I need to take quite long time for a macro picture.. *sob*)
Still looks quite thick and unabsorbed right? :/ That's what I think anyway.

Packaging. 5 stars. I'M LOVIN' IT. Since it's blue. :p It's not made from glass so I don't need to worry if it falls.
Texture. 1 star. I'm not liking that it's hard to absorbed by the skin and left me with sticky face.
Scent. I wonder how may stars... It's just that so-so nice... 4 stars, I guess.
Result. 3 stars. Quite good but needs that tad of time! And I'm that person who's always in a rush (puh-lease! xD)

So what do you think?

Till minutes ago, I, again, struggle with sticky hair. But I'm not sure that my hair is now safe. Because I can still feel the stickiness, even though it's much better. And to be honest that method I post some time ago didn't work at all... My friend suggest me to see a dermatologist.. I still want to see the improvement anyhow..

That's all for now. Sorry for MIA for a month. I was planning to held a giveaway last November since it's my birthday, but whatsoever I was sick and I didn't even celebrate it... See you in the next post!!

With Love, Carol