Saturday, April 27, 2013

Outfit of the Day! =D

Hi Everybodyyy!

Horray, it's the weekend! XD

Here is an outfit that I wore yesterday (Friday) and a lot of people liked it, so I decided to share it with you all =)

Please watch in HD. The light was too bright outside and washed the video out a bit. Sorry >.<

This super cute and casual top is from Yumart:
I really like buying her clothes and I think they are really cute.
(I do wish that shipping was a bit cheaper though =P)

I think it is always great to pair a loose top with a fitted bottom, or vice versa. Wearing a loose outfit (except for a dress) looks baggy and sloppy and wearing a tight fitting outfit (unless it's some clubbing dress) can look a little too uptight and severe.

This sort of outfit is great for spring and summer. A day out with friends, going shopping, etc. I also like it because it is soft and comfortable!

I hope you liked the look =)
Feel free to write in the comment box below if you have any questions or comments.

Thank you for watching!

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Common Eye Makeup Mistakes! =O

Hi Everyone!

Today I would like to talk about a lot of common makeup mistakes that I see, read, or hear from people.

So I watch a lot of makeup tutorials on Youtube, and I read the comments of people trying out eye makeup looks and I see a lot of comments along the lines of:
-when I do this, it makes me look like I have a black eye, or I was punched in the eye....Q_Q
-i look like an alien after this...O_O
-my eyes look smaller..>.<
-the colors look really bad on me...=(
-it's too much makeup for my eyes!

So here are some common mistakes that people make that can make their eyes look bad/weird/not right/etc.:

1) Blending colors too much (looking muddy) or too little (looks separated and weird)
When yo are blending eyeshadows, most of the time you go for a good gradient effect, a soft transition from one color to another. To do this, start off by blending gently in soft, short strokes and taking breaks in between to look at yourself in the mirror. You can switch off from each eye to make sure that both match each other.

2) Blending outwards too much or bringing up the color too high (especially dark colors) can give the "black eye effect". 
To prevent the "black eye effect" try not to bring or blend colors past the middle area of your eye between the eyebrow and the upper eyelashes.
If your eyes are more deep-set and you don't have much eyelid space, then it is okay to bring the color up a little higher (closer to the eyebrows) so that they are more visible. However, to be safe, use a nude/champagne colored eyeshadow to highlight the browbone underneath your eyebrow so there is a more distinct space between the eyeshadow colors and the eyebrow. You do not want color appear to be all the way up to the eyebrows! Kind of scary XD

3) Applying too much color at once can make your eyes look like an alien or crazy!
To prevent this, start by dabbing your brush into the eyeshadow lightly and tapping off the excess before application. Then, apply your eyeshadow. If you want more, continue this process, to gradually build up to the right amount of color or pigmentation that you desire.

You can also adjust the amount of intensity on your eyes, the amount of color you put on to adjust to your preferences. Or maybe change to colors that you prefer or like better, I'm not gonna say it will look better, but maybe it will be, you'll just have to try it out! =) You don't have to follow precisely what a makeup artist does on youtube because your eye color, skin color, and eye shape are different from theirs. So feel free to adjust to your needs!

4)Too much eyeliner around the eye can make your eyes look smaller.
 If you think your eyes tend to look smaller after using eyeliner around your entire eye, try not to rim your entire eye. You can try lining just the top lashline and leaving the bottom alone. Or you could very lightly smudge color on the lower lashline so it won't be as heavy and dark. These tricks help open up the eyes and prevent them from being closed off if you rimmed your entire eye with black.

5) Colors may look weird or not so good with your eyes depending on your eye color and skin color. 
For example, an asian person probably wouldn't put a yellow-brown color on their eyes or a red-brown color on their eyes because it would look bad against his or her yellow-toned skin. Or if you have blue eyes, using a vivid sky blue color as eyeshadow may be too intense to the viewer.
Try to work with and find colors that compliment your eyes and skin color well or give a distinct enough contrast for a good pop of color.

6) If you feel you look super weird and not yourself when you put on makeup it could be either you're not used to it or you've exaggerated the overall shape of your eyeshadow and/or eyeliner too much.
When applying eyeshadow or eyeliner, start off closer to the upper lashline of the eyelids and gradually bring the color up or out until you like it. When you get better at it, you can start off wherever you want, but I find that doing this helps prevents mistakes that are hard to correct.

So I hope this post was helpful to you guys, especially you beginners! If you have any questions or comments, feel free to write in the comment box below! Thank you for reading. =)

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Review on Dolly Wink Liquid Eyeliner! ;D

Hi Everybody!!!

I am super sorry I haven't been updating as much as I would like to! I left my cell phone charger in LA, and I actually take my swatch pictures with that phone (not bad quality right?), so I was phoneless for a week...T_T. I went back to get it over the weekend so yay! I hope you had a good weekend, let's get started with a great eyeliner! XP

Today I am reviewing the Dolly Wink Liquid Eyeliner in brown!

In the picture shown above. Dolly Wink sells two colors of liquid eyeliner: black (on the left) and brown (on the right).
I decided to buy the brown liquid eyeliner since I had the black K-palette liquid eyeliner already.
This product costs about $17-$21.
It can be found online on Amazon, Sasa and in stores like Takashima.

What do I think of this product?
I have used this eyeliner for at least 2 months now and before I bought it, I was wondering whether to buy it or not. Because it is kind of expensive for an eyeliner. It is about the same price as those top brands in Sephora!
So, the eyeliner applicator is a hair brush with a very clean and fine tip. The fine tip gives it great control and precision and you can draw thick or very thin fine lines. It is a liquid liner that gives a great smooth consistency. It is very water resistant and long lasting! I can wear this all day, in the rain, in super hot weather, and it will not melt, smudge or smear. The formula does not irritate or redden my eyes.
Funny story actually, I was in my lab today, and I turned the faucet the wrong way when filling up something with water. And water just sprayed all over my face from the high pressure, especially hitting my right eye. And I went to the bathroom to clean up and wa-la! Not a bit of smudging from my eyeliner! Yay! XD
Anyway =P, the brown color is a nice brown chocolate color and I think it looks more natural and softer than a black liquid liner.
I like to use this eyeliner in my everyday makeup routine and it works wonderfully! So far, it has not dried out, or had any technical problems and I'm happy that I got it. =)

For those of you who want a black liquid liner: If you are wondering whether to buy the K-Palette black liquid eyeliner or the Dolly Wink black liquid eyeliner, I would say go for whichever one is cheaper. Really, they are basically the same thing, with the same brush tip and contain great long-lasting and waterproof formulas. And if K-Palette has a brown liquid eyeliner, I'm sure that would work just as well!

Here are a couple pictures and swatches:

So this is what the brush tip looks like. It kind of reminds me of a Chinese calligraphy brush. It is made up of many fine synthetic hairs that taper to a point.

 You can see the brown color from these swatches. A nice medium brown, reminds me of chocolate. XD (or milk chocolate to be more precise). If it is not deep enough, you can always build up the color without any fear of cracking, flaking, etc.

This is a thicker line on my eye. The brown in a little darker and deeper than my eyes, but not as harsh or as sharp as black. So it gives a more natural look.

Check out how thin I can draw this eyeliner. Really really thin! And close to my lashline too! =D

Do I recommend this product?
Despite the price (and if you can get it without much trouble), I think this is a great product to invest in and I recommend this eyeliner. I think that this is a great eyeliner to invest in. It is very long lasting, water resistant, looks great, and overall works well.

So I hope you enjoyed reading this post! If you have any questions or comments, feel free to write in the comment box below! Have a great rest of the week and I will see you later. =D

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Review on Urban Decay "smoked" 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil Set!

Hi Everybody! =D

So  about a couple months ago, I told you guys that I bought the Urban Decay "smoked" 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil Set for $24.
I was super excited about buying these pencil eyeliners because I have heard so much about Urban Decay and this is the first Urban Decay product I have ever bought. I usually would not buy Urban Decay because I find it expensive. =P But this deal was so good I could not pass it by! XD

Finally after using it for about 2 months, it's time for a review!

Today I am reviewing the Urban Decay "smoked" 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil Set!
You can find Urban Decay products online, on their website and at stores such as Ulta and Sephora.

In order from left to right, here are the pencil colors and names:
- uzi: a slightly shimmery gunmetal gray
- zero: matt black
- demolition: dark matt brown
- smog: shimmery bronzy-brown
- empire: dark matt purple
- mainline: dark matt teal

What do I think of this product?
Of all of the colors, I probably use zero, demolition, and smog the most often. Especially demolition and smog for everyday use because they look softer and more natural.
Overall though, I love all of the colors, except I wish that the teal color of mainline, was lighter and brighter for a more vivid effect. The dark teal color doesn't look very good with my yellow-based skin tone so I don't use it. Empire would be nice if it was a lighter brighter color, but it is definitely useable and looks like a mix of demolition and zero on my eyes. Also, uzi is great for silvery smokey eye looks for the lower lashline.
I think that all of these pencil eyeliners work great! They do not irritate or redden my eyes. They are creamy and soft but do not smear, smudge, or melt. They are decently water resistant, very long lasting, and very pigmented. They don't dry too slow or too fast for me, just right, giving me time to draw, smudge, or fix my eyeliner, but not taking forever to dry. I love them the most because even though they are soft and creamy, they do not smudge from my oily eyelids, and the eyeliner never transfers from my lashline to the upper eyelid area due do my small double eyelid.
At the end of the day, there may be a tad bit of smudging on the outer lower corners of my eyes, but that is barely noticeable and easy to fix. If I want it to not smudge or last even longer, I like to use a thin line of liquid liner on my lashline to prevent any possible smudging.
I am pretty happy that I got these eyeliners, and they have convinced me to probably repurchase at least zero, demolition, and smog.

Here are a couple swatches:

I did two strokes for each liner. I'm sorry that the colors do not look so dark and deep as they are in real life. The lighting was bright and could not find a way to turn it down. So, note, these colors are more pigmented and a little darker in real life. Just keep that in mind! thanks =)

My favorite is the color "smog" it is such a pretty golden/bronze brown color! I like to use this on the outer half of my lower lashline to give my eyes some definition, but because it isn't dark and I don't rim my entire lower lashline, it does not close off my eyes and make them look smaller.

Do I recommend this product?
If the price does not bother you too much (original price with longer pencil is $19 each), or if you can find a great deal on these (like I did!) then I definitely recommend these pencil eyeliners are excellent eyeliners to invest in, especially uzi, zero, demolition, and smog. Empire and mainline, I think, is more of a personal preference, and if you like colored eyeliners, you can try them out. They are all very pigmented, long lasting, and do not smudge. If you are still unsure, feel free to stop by an Ulta or Sephora and look at or try on these eyeliners. They are on display in the Urban Decay section with many many more choices and colors.

So I hope you found this review helpful. =) If you have any questions or comments, feel free to write in the comment box below! Thank you for reading and I will see you soon!

UPDATE 07/09/2014: I can't use these pencils to tightline my upper lashline on hot summer days, they will smear and smudge =(
And yes, I still have these exact pencils, though they are near the end of their lifespan =P

Friday, April 12, 2013

Review on "The Body Shop" Nutriganics Smoothing Eye Cream

Hi Everyone!

It's Fridddaaayyyyyyy! I'm so happy! I've been waiting for this day, because I am super tired this week haha. XD

Today I am reviewing "The Body Shop" Nutriganics Smoothing Eye Cream
This product can be found online or at "The Body Shop" store. It costs about $21 and contains 15mL or 0.5 fluid oz.
It is said to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles with a gentle lightweight treatment that smoothes and softens the delicate skin around the eye area and is opthamologist tested.

What do I think of this product?
I bought this eye cream a couple months ago to see if I could find an eye cream that was moisturizing enough for my eyes. The Aloe Eye Defense and the Vitamin E Eye Cream from "The Body Shop" were not moisturizing enough and sometimes the skin around my eyes would feel drier and tight after applying these eye creams.
I use this eye cream every morning after I shower. I decided not to use it twice a day to let it last longer because eye creams are expensive! And I actually use the Aloe Soothing Night Cream before I go to bed on my face, neck, and as an eye cream and it works pretty well.
I really like the container of this eye cream. It is in the form of a pump which is clean and hygienic. Also, I can control how much product I want to dispense and use. But I do wish that the container was clear like the Aloe Eye Defense so I can see how much product gets used, so I know when I am running out and that I need to get another one soon.
So, I do like this eye cream better than the previous other 2 that I tried. The consistency of the cream is light, smooth, and soft. It absorbs well into my skin and does not irritate or redden my skin. It is somewhat more moisturizing than the other 2 eye creams that I used before. However, after I apply, the skin around my eyes still tend to feel a bit tight and dry. After applying a second time, it feels okay. It does have a fragrance, and it is hard to describe but it doesn't smell bad. It is not a sharp, strong scent, and it goes away quickly. I think it smells nice enough and it doesn't bother me.
As for reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, I'm sorry, but I can't say much since I'm 22 years old and I don't have fine lines or wrinkles around my eyes. I am using eye creams now as more of a preventative measure for future fine lines and wrinkles when I get older.
Overall, I think it it is a bit expensive for an eye cream and I might want to try something else. But it's not bad and if I can't find anything better, I'm fine with sticking to this one for now.

Do I recommend this product?
Unless you have very dry skin around your eyes, I do recommend this product as a good product to try. Depending on how well your skin absorbs the product and how much you use, it can work out for you. I would say go to "The Body Shop" store and ask for a sample before you actually buy it.

So I hope this review was helpful to you. If you have any questions or comments, feel free to write in the comment box below! Thank you for reading and have a great weekend! ^_^

"The Body Shop" 40% off SALE!!!

Hi Everyone!

I would just like to tell you guys that "The Body Shop" is having an ONLINE STORE-WIDE 40% OFF SALE!!

I don't know why they are doing it and I don't know for how long, but if you are interested in any of their products, it would be a good idea to check out and see stuff now!

If you buy $50 worth of products, you get free shipping.

BUT, if you are a Body Shop member, you get free shipping with whatever you buy!!!

So yeah, thought I'd like to spread the word. XD

Good luck and have fun!

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Thank you!!! and Review on "The Body Shop" Hemp Lip Protector

Hi Everyone!

It's been a little over a year since I wrote my 1st post! I have reached over 30,000 views and I would like to thank everyone for reading my posts, reviews, and giving me such positive feedback! I will try to post more often as the year continues. Thanks so much for reading my blog! =)

Today I am going to review "The Body Shop" Hemp Lip Protector

This product can be found online or at The Body Shop store. It costs $6-$8 and contains 4.2 grams or 0.14oz of product.
The main ingredients of this product are: coconut oil, olive oil, beeswax, and cannabis seed oil.
This is the hemp lip protector, said to have hemp seed oil with a high concentration of essential fatty acids that help to repair skin's moisture barrier, so skin is smooth and supple. The organic olive oil helps to condition skin. And the organic beeswax moisturizes and conditions; acts as a barrier to seal in moisture.

What do i think of this product?
So, because I didn't like the Satsuma Shimmer Born Lippy, I decided to try something else. (I still use the Satsuma, but I just use it at home on my desk so I can reapply as often as I want since it is not very long lasting) So, I picked up this lip hemp protector to fulfill a $10 birthday gift thing last month. When I first used this product I noticed how thick the product was. It was a little creamy and sticky, but product itself was on the firmer/heavier side. It initially does not feel emollient, or smooth on the lips. However, as my lips heated up the product (by rubbing my lips together), the wax started to soften and the lip balm became softer, smoother and more emollient. Because this is a wax-based lip balm, the heavy and thick waxy substance needs time for it to heat up and soften. Unlike my EOS lip balm, (which contains glycerol) which is butter-smooth on my lips the moment I apply.
However, I actually think that the hemp lip protector is great during hot days, especially the summer, because is less likely to melt and become a sticky mess in the heat. I have no worries about leaving it in my car on a hot day outside. And the summer heat is perfect to heat up this lip balm so that it feels nice and smooth on my lips. I bought this lip protector with me to Vegas over spring break, where it was pretty warm during the day and this lip protector was great. It protected my lips from drying out and did not melt.
I think that this lip protector is decently long lasting, I probably only need to reapply 1 or 2 times during the day. The heavier wax allows the product to stick and stay longer on my lips. It create an excellent seal on the lips, protecting the lips as well as sealing in moisture. As for moisturizing the lips, it does moisturize them well, but it tends to feel slightly sticky. The stickiness is pretty minor, and not really noticeable so it doesn't bother me.

Do I recommend this product?
If you are looking for a good wax-based lip balm that seals in moisture, I recommend this lip protector. You may just need to be a little patient during application and make sure to rub your lips together after you use it to spread out and warm up the product. Really it doesn't take that much time at all to warm up the product, but if you want something that instantly makes your lips feel silky smooth and soft, then this product may not be for you.

So I hope this review was helpful to you. If you have any questions or comments, feel free to write in the comment box below! Thank you for reading and I will talk to you later. =)

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Review on Maybelline 24hr Color Tattoo Metal cream eyeshadows

Hi Everyone!

I hope you guys had a good spring break (for UC schools [except for cal's a semester school for some reason =P]) and a good first week of term! Yay...schoollll! XD
I went paintballing this morning! And then I came back, posted a video on here, took a shower, did some random stuff, and now I'm here! XP Paintballing is awsome!!! You should at least try it once!

Today I'm reviewing the Maybelline 24hr Color Tattoo Metal cream eyeshadows!!

These cream eyeshadows are relatively new and I got some of them about 3 months ago because I loved a couple of Maybelline's 24hr Color Tattoo cream eyeshadows (which I used as my daily eyeshadow for all of fall and winter)!

You can buy this product at Ulta, or any drugstore like CVS or Walgreens. I think I got mine at Ralphs actually. =P It was so new at the time that Ulta didn't have it! O_O
This product contains 14 oz or 4 grams of product and costs about $7.

Of the 5 Color Tattoo Metal creams produced I bought 3 of them:
- 70 Barely Branded
- 55 Inked in Pink
- 60 Silver Strike

What do I think of these products?
Overall I like these cream shadows! =)
They all have a lighter and softer texture than the Color Tattoo cream shadows. Because of that, they tend to apply on more sheer, however the color is buildable. The ones I have are all very shimmery. The pigmentation is great and these cream shadows last for a long time. I would say they last almost the entire day for me up until the last few hours of the day, which is when I am at home, so it doesn't matter if someone sees creasing or not. =P They are also great as bases for your pressed or powder eyeshadows to help the eyeshadows stick easier, last longer, and become more vibrant.
Just keep in mind that, when the light does not shine on these colors, the colors themselves become deeper and more vibrant. When light shines on them, they become very shimmery and the colors more washed out.

Barely Branded is a very light and shimmery champagne color. I know it looks kind of yellow in the picture above but it is more pinkish, like a light peach color. When I apply it onto my eyelids though, it is more of a yellow-toned champagne color. I usually put this on the ball of my eyelid and spread it out. I don't use a lot, because it will tend to make my eyelids look too pale and a little weird. But it is great as a highlight for the ball of the eyes, in the inner corner of the eyes, and on the bridge of the nose.
Inked in Pink is a very pretty shimmer pink color. It is currently one of my favorite cream shadows and I love it because it gives a sweet and feminine look. It is also great to use this spring! I like to use this on my eyelid under my fold or crease, and blend it out. Then I'll take a matt medium brown eyeshadow and blend it into the crease of my eyelids (where you can feel the eye socket) and it looks so cute! Just be careful when applying this product. Start of small and gradually build up if you want more color. Indoors, the color may not look as pink and as pigmented as you think. But once you walk outside, into the sun, the color shows up a lot more strongly and can look wayyy too pink, like you got an eye infection or something. XP haha.
If you mix this cream shadow with the Color Tattoo: Bold Gold, it becomes a beautiful rose gold color! Soooo pretty! ^o^
Silver Strike is a bright silver cream shadow. It is very shimmery, probably has bigger shimmer flecks than the other 2 cream shadows, because it shows up a lot more glittery on my eyelids. I think this cream shadow is great to use to go on a night out with friends, or a dance/clubbing, etc. Some sort of evening/night event. It might be a little too intense to walk around during the day, unless you use some matt colors after applying this cream shadow. But it is a beautiful silver color and if I want my eyes to look extra twinkly that night, I'll use it and it gives a great sparkle!

Here are some pictures and swatches of the cream shadows:

Barely Branded

Inked in Pink

Silver Strike

Looking at the swatches on my arm above. The left picture shows the colors in a dimmer light and the right picture shows the colors in more direct light. You can see how they become a lot more shimmery and the colors themselves, more washed out. But you can still see the colors. =)

Do I recommend these products?
If you are looking for affordable, easy to find cream shadows that do a pretty good job in almost everything, then I recommend these cream shadows! They are well pigmented, long lasting, and versatile. Please keep in mind that if you have oily eyelids, it may be better to use less product to prevent creasing.

So I hope you liked this review! If you have any questions or comments, feel free to write inh the comment box below! Thank you so much for reading and I will see you later. ^_^

why I don't think a coffee scrub from used coffee grind helps reduce cellulite

Hi Everyone,

I made this video yesterday and uploaded it on youtube last night, but I was too tired to post it on my blog so I posted it today. =P
So, I saw Michelle Phan's video on a coffee grind scrub on how to reduce cellulite and I personally don't think that it will do much of anything.

You are free to your opinions. This is just my opinion and explanation.

Here are the websites and papers that I took my research from:

- amount of caffeine in coffee

- permeation of caffeine into the skin

"The combination of FCT with the Franz diffusion cell represents a valuable method to investigate follicular penetration in vitro. Nevertheless, in vivo experiments should not be abandoned as in vitro, structural changes of skin occur and blood flow and metabolism are absent, probably accounting for reduced penetration rates in vitro."

- absorption rate of caffeine

"The absorption of caffeine and testosterone through human skin was similar, having overall mean maximum absorption rates of 2.24 ± 1.43 μg/cm2/h and 1.63 ± 1.94 μg/cm2/h, respectively."

Thank you for your time.

Thank you for watching.

I'll probably get a lot of hate from die-hard Michelle Phan's fans, but is it not okay to not believe in what she says?

Monday, April 1, 2013

Review on DUO eyelash adhesive

Hi Everyone!

It's April! =O And April Fools Day! haha I'm pretty surprised, no one at work or any of my friends did an april fools joke. Maybe we've all just become too old and boring for that stuff anymore. =P

Today I am reviewing the DUO eyelash adhesive in "clear"
This product can be bought online, or at Ulta or Sephora. At Sephora it costs $8. This item contains 14 grams or 0.5 oz of product.

What do I think of this product?
So, I've talked about how I don't like false lashes and how I don't like wearing false lashes. And yes, I especially don't like wearing false lashes on a daily basis, because it's too fake to me and I would feel like I had no lashes everytime I took them off. I am also,  not inclined to wear false lashes for special events, because it doesn't feel right or comfortable for me to wear them. It doesn't feel like me.
However, I have realized that other people do like wearing false lashes for everyday and/or special occasions and I think it would be useful to at least know how to put on false lashes.
I have also discovered that clubbing makeup can be really simple with just eyeliner and false eyelashes, with not much eyeshadow. So, this makes clubbing makeup fast and easy.
Therefore, I have decided to at least practice putting on false eyelashes on myself and others just in case I or someone needed them for something. =P

Anyway, sorry for the ramble. I bought this eyelash glue because the brand is very popular and widely used. I decided to buy the version that dries clear so in case if I made any mistakes, it would dry clear and not leave ugly black glue stains on my eyes or something.
Overall I think this eyelash glue works very well. False lashes stay well on the eyelashes and lasts all day. A little goes a long way and not much glue is needed for application.
If I don't wait long enough for the glue to become tacky, the drying fumes from the glue irritate and sting my eyes, making them water. So, that's the only thing I need to be careful about.
Other than that, I think this a great eyelash adhesive. When I take my false eyelashes off, I just slowly and carefully peel them off my eyes and they come off easily enough without pain. And it does not rip any eyelashes out unless I glue the false lashes onto my eyelashes and not my eyelid. XP And that would be my fault haha.

Do I recommend this product?
So, as long as the glue and the fumes from the glue drying does not irritate your eyes or cause skin swelling and irritation, I recommend this eyelash adhesive. 
If it does sting and make your eyes water, try to not use as much glue and wait a tad bit longer for the glue to become tacky.
If that does not work and your eyes and/or skin are still irritated, please stop using this glue and try something else. I do not think it is a good idea to try to force your eyes and skin to "get used to" the product. If your body doesn't like something, chances are, that something is not good for it, so you are better off trying something else!

So, you can buy the navy blue version which dries clear or the deep pink version that dries black. If you are a beginner to false lashes, I do recommend to buy the blue one that dries clear in case you make any mistakes and glue gets everywhere, you don't have to clean it off because it dries clear and no one can see it. But if you prefer the pink one that dries dark, you can buy it after you had more practice or just buy the pink one and practice more carefully.

So I hope this review was helpful to you. Thank you for reading and have a great day! (or night =P)