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Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Product Review and Swatch- Maybelline Dream Bouncy Blush

Hello to all my lovely readers, today I will be writing a review on the "Maybelline Dream Bouncy Blush".


I do like to say that the shades on the website are WAY OFF, they are not like that in real life AT ALL.

If you guys are into make up, you'd probably all heard of the dream bouncy blushes by now. These cream blushers are making rounds not only on youtube, but also on the beauty blogging community as well... I got suckered in when i read, and saw tons of positive review on it, of course there are also negative review on this product as well, so when i first made my purchase, I only bought 2. After testing them out for a few weeks, i end up buying another one, then weeks later i bought another one. The four colours that i've bought are : Pink Plum, Candy Coral, Plum Wine and Hot Tamale.
First I'd like to give you guys a general description of them.

From the official Maybelline Website:
Freshest flush ever:
• New bouncy texture is formulated with silicone elastomers
• Lightweight like a powder, yet melts seamlessly into skin like a cream giving you our freshest flush ever
• Dermatologist tested
• Allergy tested
• Non comedogenic

I think the official description pretty much said it all. It is very lightweight, and has a cream to powder finish. Although on the official website it suggests applying with with your fingers; I find that apply it with a brush/fingers are both easy. I like to apply it with my finger, then blend it with wither a foundation brush or a dual fibre brush.

here are the colours that I've bought
The colours in the picture its pretty accurate to what they look like in real life.
See the Little Finger prints? i;m tellin ya, its a fun texture

First Impression: When i first bought them, I immediately start to play with them...like literally. Because their play-doh like texture, it was just so much fun pushing them down, and then they do bouncy back, but very slowly. I thought the idea of this kind of texture was just fun. It was like a therapy ball, but its a blush...Okay, I'll admit that I am weird, but the texture is just fun to play with. Imagine yourself putting on make up in the morning, a little something fun can adds give you a slight mood boost...well it did for me anyway..



Pigmentation: Depends on the colour that you get, the pigmentation varies. If you get a light pink like Pink Plum, the colour pay off are not going to be as good as Plum wine. However, even with a light pink colour like Pink Plum, the colour is still very noticeable. If you really want the colour on the light blushes to show up well, just apply a similar colour powder blush over it, really warms up your complexsion. Out of the 4 that i've got, the best colour pay off is Plum Wine, and when blended, it is this gorgeous, medium roesy colour.



Blend-ability/Texture: As far as blending goes, it goes on super smooth, and very easy to blend. The product itself has a cream to powder finish, so when applied and blended, it looks super natural, and not cakey at all. However, when applying this blush, you should be careful especially with the darker colours, apply with a light hand to avoid over pigmented cheeks. Again, when blended, the colours are not as intense as swatched if you want a more pigmented look either re-apply a bit more, or apply a similar colour powder blush over it. the later also increase its wearing time.

Conclusion: I absolutely love these little cream blushers. they are easy to use. Super affordable, i think when they go on sale it's about 5 dollars each. Even though the colour pay off varies depends on the colour, but in general, they are good. I would totally recommend them to others. I don't think I will buy any more just because I think thats all the colours that i like, maybe one more, but for now i think I'm good. Unless they come up with new colours in the future. Seriously you guys, buy this if you like cream blusher, and luv fun textures.

Final Score:
Colour Payoff: 7/10 (Wish all colours have intense colour pay off like Hot Tamale or Plum Wine)
Texture: 10/10 ( I luv the Play-Doh like Texture)
Price: 10/10 (They are cheap)
Packging: 7/10 ( Little bit too simple and flimsy)
Overall: 8/10 (In General I like them.)


I hope this is helpful to you guys, I do seriously recommend these blushers. if you have any question just let me know down in the comment section, I will get back to you as soon as I can. 

In the mean time i hope you guys have a great day, and I will blog again very soon




As Always, with Lotsa Luv and XOXO
J.

Circle Lens Review - Geo Big Grang Grang Brown

Hi guys, I am writing a Circle Lens review today. They are the Geo Big Grang Grang Brown. I've got them from shoppingholics.com. I did recieve these lens for review purposes, but i promise you guys that my opinions are honest, and not influenced in anyway. Being said that, I have to say that even before shoppingholics.com contacted me, I've bought circle lens from them a few times b4. I've even made a post about it once (you can read that here). So believe me when I say that I do really like the site, not only is it easy to navigate and to find what you are looking for, but i luv the fact that they offer competitive pricing, with free shipping(with tracking number) world wide for any purchase over 50 USD. The shipping took about 2 weeks/20 working days, it isn't terribly long considering they are based in Malaysia.

If you are into circle lens, then you'd probably noticed that Geo Medical recently came out with a new design the Grang Grang. The style came in 2 colours, and 2 size for each colour.
Here is the official e-poster:
Since i really like the Neo Cosmo Queen Hazel, which is a light brown/red-ish colour, i thought i'd try the Big Grang Grang Brown. 

The Details of the products are:
Origin: Korea.
Diameter: 15mm(its Huge)
Water Content: 38%
Base Curve: 8.7mm
Life span: 1 Year.

When it arrived, i like how it is packed nicely, thus no damage done during the trip. I also like the fact that Shoppingholics.come always sends out a little thank you card, which I thought add a personal touch to the whole transaction.
here is how the package came
Underneath of bubble wraps are my Geo Big Grang Grang Brown in Perfect Condition
My Initial reaction when i saw the lens was" WOW, they are big
I'm not kidding, they are big, but whats up with the "B" print?
The colour is a very nice honey light brown. With a nice Darker brown rim. I am very happy with the design, and I really like the colour, it's not the typical "Brown" circle lens you'd see from alot of other brands. The fact that it is multi-coloured, when you put it into your eyes, it doesn't look "dead doll-ish", and no crazy lizard eye effects that some other brands unfortunately have.
Still bug-out by the "B" Prints...

I guess you can tell that i am bug by the "B" prints on the lens...I mean i don't see why a company has to print out letter onto their lens...at least it is small, and almost unoticeable.

Here are how the lens look like when I am wearing it. I have to say for the most accurate colour representation out of all 4 has to be the Flash Photography one. When you put the lens on, it has that honey brown look. As you can see from the last picture, the lens is huge, compare with my Naked eyes..lol


here are some more Close up for you guys to see:
Close Up 1
Close up 2, see what i meant by Honet, the colour is so pretty.
So Here is my Review:
Enlargement: These lenses are big, in fact they are 15mm, which I think it's the biggest on the market right now(correct me if i am wrong). They will without a doubt enlarge your eyes like crazy. Nevertheless, I dont think it is big in the way that it will creep people out, which is always a plus. In this department, I have no complains. The only minor problem i have with this pair of lens is that, since it is big, it was bit hard to insert it to my eyes...So if you are not familiar with circle lenses, you'll need a bit more effort and practice of putting them on.
Comfort: To my surprise, these lens are very comfortable. I mean much more comfortable than my other pairs of Geo lens. I think it is because the lens feels thinner, where as the Geo Princess Mimi and Cafe Mimi are thicker in texture. When I put them in, I can hardly notice they are there considering their 15mm diameter. The downside to the comfort level is that, this particular pair lenses get dry super fast. Within 2 hours you'll start to notice they are starting to get dry, and you'll need eyedrops. So my recommendation is that don't wear them for too long, if you have to, have eye drops handy.
Colour: I got the colour in Brown, which is lighter than the Grang Grang Choco. I have no complains when it comes to the colour or the design, i think its natural and it's very pretty. The only icky thing is the "mysterious" "b" print on both lenses. However, when you are actually wearing the lenses, they are not noticeable at all.

So here is my Final Verdict:
Enlargement: 8/10(I'd give it 10 if it was easier to put in..lol)
Comfort: 7/10(While you can hardly feel them, i dont like the fact that they get dry too fast)
Colour/Design: 9/10 (It would be "oh so perfect" if there is no mysterious B prints O_O)

Okay One more Camwhore picture, then I'm done ^v^


I hope you guys enjoy this post, if you have any questions please let me know down in the comment section, i will answer them as soon as i can. In the mean time i hope you guys have a great week ahead



As Always, with Lotsa Luv and XOXO
J.

Monday, April 16, 2012

Movies Movies Movies - Titanic in IMAX 3D

Okay, even though i really don't enjoy romantic film much, but Titanic is an exception...i have the DVD so i can watch it whenever i want, and at time I can even quote straight out of the movie. That's how much i like it...Somehow the star-lover's tale b/w Jack and Rose just never gets old for me. And to be honest i get teary eye or even full on sobbing every time i watch it...So when it was announced that the movie is going to be released in 3D, with remastered visual and all that techni stuff i was real excited. So last night, I convinced the hubby to watch it with me..AND OMG, the theater was really full for a Sunday night.


It really surprised me how much i gushed during the movie and how teary i got when it was very sad...I guess some movie just never get old. Anyways, the visual effects are really good, not the crappy 2D conversion you see at some movies, but very beautifully done. and they really did made the whole visual experience alot better, with better quality pictures. When i mean better picture quality, I meant amazing, sure it wasn't Avatar good, but this movie is not meant to be a visually innovative film like Avatar. The visuals are so vividly clear, SO MUCH BETTER THAN my DVD version i can tell you that...

Anyways, if you guys really liked the original, i think you guys are really going to enjoy this 3D re-release, Just make sure you watch it in IMAX to get the best movie going experience possible. Also It's always nice to see Leonardo DiCaprio in his youth, I mean he was so cute and charming and handsome in that movie, seeming his young self made me giggle like a young girls when I first watched it in 1997.


Anyways , i hope this is a interesting read for your guys, and I will blog again very soon



as always, with lotsa luv and xoxo
J.

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Look For the Day - Pink and Green

While i did a another pink and green look just a few posts ago, I feel that this one looks better, and feels much cleaner in my opinion. Also i thought I'd show you guys a simple way to wear bright colour as eyeliner. Since bright colours are very popular on the runway, if you decide to wear a bright pink top, you can also try to match it with a bright eyeliner. The key to bright eyeliner is that, in my opinion, not over do it. While we need the pop of colour, it needs to be minimal and neat, but still noticeable.

Here is the look:
Likey??
The key here is the first line your eyes with a deep thin black line. then use a pink eyeliner to line on top of the black liner. Then, use a same color eyeshadow, to pat on top of the pink eyeliner to intensify the colour.

Here is the Closed up:

Here are the product used:

Here are the steps:
  1. First use 1 all over the eyelids. The soft pink is very shimmery, but the hint of pink is very light and minimal. It will brighten up the eye
  2. Use a black eyeliner(preferably a liquid liner) to liner your upper lashline. Remember to keep the line neat and thin.
  3. Use a pink liner to line on top of the black eyeliner. Make sure to draw the line a bit thicker than the black eyeliner
  4. Use 2 all over the pink liner, but remember not to go over the pink. 
  5. Use a black liner to line your lower lashline. 
  6. Use a green liner to line your lower waterline.
  7. Use 3, and smudge the colour on the outer half of the lower lashline.
  8. Use 1 again, and sweep the colour on the inner corner of the eye.
  9. Curl your lash, and put on your favorite mascara.
  10. Go with a rosey colour blush, it gives your complexion more colour.
  11. Use your favorite lip colour combo, preferably a brighter colour. 
  12. And the look is done 
This look is super simple, and easy to to. Perfect for a day out shopping and meeting up with the girlfriend. Given that spring is here, i think it is a good look for a picnic day. I've being very into simple looks recently. But using the same warm brown and neutral colours are boring, so using fun colours, but keep the make up simple is what i've been very into recently.

If there are any questions or suggestion, i'd love to hear them. Just leave me a comment, I will answer and reply them as soon as I can.



I hope you guys enjoyed this, and find it helpful.
I will Blog again very soon




as always, with lotsa luv and xoxo
J.

Monday, April 9, 2012

Quick Post - Haute Look, Urban Decay Sale

Hi Girlies, its just a quick post to let you guys know that HauteLook.com is selling Urban Decay at a really good price right now. I just placed my order. They have the book of shadow IV for 24 dollars, of grab it if you can, the sales ends on Wednesday.


They also have UD eyeliner pencil set, highlighter, body powder, concealer on sale as well. Most are under 10 dollars, so if you like UD i think go check it out, if anything, just get the eyeshadow palette, it's such a good bargain. I've also bought a highlighter and a concealer for under 10 dollars...the only Ickee thing is the shipping, with an estimated shipping/delivery date at the end of the month, but i am very patient.

If you guys had order stuff from hautelook.com before I'd love to hear your experience, because this is my first time buy stuff from them...so i don't know what to expect.

anyways i will blog again very soon




As always with lotsa luv and xoxo.

J.

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Movies, Movies, Movies - 21 Jumpstreet Is Hilarious, a sorta movie review/post

From the title you guys probably already know that i am going to talk about movies today. I know that I did a few movie related post b4, where i tell you guys about the movie i've watched...So here is another one 21 Jumpstreet.



First of all, b4 anything i have to say, that I will literally go see any movie that has Channing Tatum. I mean he is just soooo gorgeous, and hot, and OMG so sexy. I simply enjoy watching him even if its a 2 hour long bored fest...I mean he is such a eye candy...I remember first watching him in "she's the man". I was obsessed with him for the next couple months..lol..but i think he'd done alot more movies since then, and alot of them are pretty good...So here is to hope in the future that i get to see "more" of him in movies (catch my drift?  ^_^).

Anyways, I am going to talk about the movie now...the plot is quite simple. These two guys stars in this buddy-cop comedy drama about these two go undercover at a local high school in hopes that they will stop the spread of a new recreational drug...Now i am not going to spoil anything further about the plot..but OMG you guys have to watch this movie...IT IS EFFING  HILARIOUS...It is by far the funniest movie i've watched this year so far. and i wasn't just me, but literally, and i am being super honest, everybody in the same theatre as me were laughing none stop. Like i laughed so hard almost non-stop from beginning to end. Trust me, it is that funny.

I must say, both main actors did a great job, I can't really say who was better, but they chemistry b/w them is real good, and it shows in the movie. Jonah Hill has this constant dazed out look in his eyes, and to me it just makes his funny, like the little movement and gestures he does in the movie is simply funny. Like i can't really say it was particular scene that he did was real funny, but it was really how he did in the whole movie.

What I also like about this movie is that the funny part are not raunchy, and out right wacky like you see in alot comedy these days (cough Hangover 2 cough)...it is not dirty jokes or actual ppl getting hurt kinda funny. I like how the jokes are very situational, and this unlikely pair just makes everything funny... I honestly have nothing bad to say about this film. it was definitely worth watching it on the big screen.

If you guys havent watched it yet, and love comedy i highly recommend this movie, or if you watched it, let me know what you think down in the comment section.
And if you don't like comedies....well what is wrong with you, life is too short to be serious all the time, loosen up and have laugh, it will make you live longer...

Anyways, i hope this is fun to read, and I'll blog again soon




as always, with lotsa luv and xoxo
J.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Product Review: Potentially the Worst eyeshadow i've EVER bought - Rimmel Glam Eyes Trio Eyeshadow

Awhile back at my local drugstore, the rimmel Glam Eyes Trio Eyeshadow was on sale for 3 dollars each. I've bought any Rimmel Lipstick b4 and they are among my favorite drugstore lipsticks, so i thought for for 3 dollars, the eyeshadows were a good bargain. I thought the quality was going to be good...maybe not department store good, but at least better than the Claire's Quad that i've used b4. Boy was i wrong...

The ones i've bought were 740 Fever, and 700 Maritime. In the Packaging, the colours looks so pretty, and everyday friendly.

They look pretty right?
On the official website the brand claims and i quote: "Glam’Eyes Eyeshadow: Soft Silky formula for smooth saturated colour Long wear, crease resistant shadow, Intense colour reveal, Blends effortlessly"

Really? Intense colour reveal??? here is the swatch, you guys decide if it's Intense.
intense colour pay off???
Ya, excuse my language, but "intense colour reveal" my @$$...It has to be the least pigmented eyeshadow i've EVER BOUGHT...LIKE EVER...You can imagine how I first reacted when i swatched the eyeshadow....it was like i apply nothing at all....Keep in the mind that the swatch were heavy finger swatches, but if you decide to pick up the colours by brush? the pigmentation is even more pathetic than this.
I was like, you know, since i almost always apply my eyeshadow with a base or a primer, i should try to swatch it with primer, and here is the result.
better, but still not that impressive.
I applied the UD primer first, and these are t he colour pay off...I mean it's definitely better, but still pretty bad in my honest opinion. and again these are unblended...once you start blending them, they look like the swatches in the first picture.

Another thing that i dont like about this rimmel eyeshadow trio is that, It is soooo powdery. try to put this on your eyes, you are without a doubt gonna get fall outs. Generally i have some other good thing to say about a product that i don't like...but i dont think there are anything good thing that comes with these two trios...


So my Final scores are
Pigmentation: 3/10 
Texture: 4/10
Price: 7/10 (They were cheap)
Packaging: 7/10 (Okay i actually like the packaging, its simple and sleek)
Overall: 3/10 ( I mean they are just not good eyeshadows period)


So ya this is my review of the Rimmel Glam Eyes Trio Eyeshadow. I Hope this is helpful to some of you guys...I don't mean to offend any fans of Rimmel cosmetics, but these eyeshadows really do suck in my honest opinion. if you guys had a better experience with this product let me know down in the comment section. Or if you have any questions let me know as well...

I hope guys enjoyed this, and i will Blog again very Soon.





as always, with lotsa luv and xoxo
J.
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