Friday, September 27, 2013

Review on the Lucido-L Designing aqua Hair Arranging Lotion (Free) Hairspray =D

Hi Everyone!

Today I am reviewing the Lucido-L Designing aqua Hair Arranging Lotion (Free) Hairspray!

I got this product from a friend so I do not know the price. However, a lot of Lucido-L products can be found in Takashima, Marukai, and Mitsuwa.
It contains 180mL of product.

What do I think of this product?
So, I got this hairspray from a friend. She told me it was a great everyday light hairspray that would not damage my hair. I don't know why they call it a lotion. It is suppose to allow you to mold and shape your hair after you spray, but it's definitely a spray, not a lotion. =P
I really like this hairspray! It does not have strong holding power which is something I prefer. It does not have a strong smelly fragrance like a lot of hairsprays have. It does have a light fruity/flora fragrance which I don't mind.
This is the kind of hairspray that is good for light fixes and touch-ups. For example, if my bangs are not sitting the way I want them, this is good to shape them the way I like. Or if there are fly-away strands of hair or hair sticking up from my head. =P
As I said earlier, this is not a strong hairspray. Do not expect this to hold curls all day and it will not fix hairstyles for windy days. It is good for light touch-ups and if you are outside and it is not windy or raining or it's good if you are indoors such as work or class.
This hairspray does not damage my hair at all or leave sticky or hard-to-wash residues on my hair. It does not make my hair hard, shiny, or crispy and I do not use a lot. Probably 3-5 spritzs are good enough for me.
Overall I think this is a good hairspray for my purposes of light fixes and taming fly-aways, and great for everyday use. =)

Do I recommend this product?
If you are looking for a light hairspray to use everyday, I recommend this hairspray! It is not as harmful as the stronger hairsprays and does not make hair crispy or hard after use.
However, if you are looking for a strong-holding hairspray to make sure your hairstyle stays put and your curls don't fall, then this is not the right product for you.

So I hope this review was helpful to you! Feel free to write any comments or questions in the comment box below. Thank you for reading!

Outfit of the Day! ^_^

Hi Everyone!

Here are some pictures of what I wore today. =)

You have seen this top before, so I decided not to make a video and just post pictures.

It was pretty sunny and warm today, but I was in class most of the time and the lecture halls get chilly with the air conditioning.

 So perhaps this is a good way to dress a top differently. You can wear a lot of things with one top.
I also love to wear tights during the fall and winter. These tights are very cute with tiny pink hearts and I don't know if you can tell but the tights color is actually a very dark navy blue, not black.

Hat: Calvin Klein
Top: Yumart
Cami: Forever 21
Shorts: Hollister
Tights: Forever 21
Shoes: Converse

So I hope this post was hmm nice to look at? Or something =P haha
Thank you for reading!

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Review on Essential Rich Premier Treatment for Hair

Hi Everyone!

I hope your week is going well. And if you are in the UC system in California, this is the first week of school, yay! =P

Today I am reviewing the Essential Rich Premier Treatment
It contains 400mL of product. It costs $7.80 at the Sasa online store and is between $10-14 in stores in the US. You can find this in stores such as Takashima, Marukai, and Mitsuwa.
This product is said to treat all hairtypes and hair that is very dry and damaged from heat, dyes, perms, etc. It is said to help repair hair, and give extra strength, moisture, and shine.
Directions: Apply to shampooed hair. Massage gently. Rinse thoroughly.

What do I think of this product?
So, I really really like the Essential Rich Premier Ultra Honey & Shea Butter hair mask (which I still have and use), however I wanted to try this product for two reasons. First, I just wanted to try something else from the same brand. Second, hair mask cost in the US started to skyrocket! It rose to $22 and is now $27 which is a ridiculous price. I don't mind buying from Sasa (which is much cheaper) but shipping, shipping costs, or free shipping with a certain minimum is annoying.
This is a very creamy product that has a strong flowery and fruity fragrance. I really like the smell of this product. I also really like the container. It is a squeezable tube that dispenses easily and cleanly. It is less messy than the Essential Rich Premier hair mask which comes in a jar and I need to use my hands to scoop product out and then have a hard time screwing the lid back on. (all while in the shower =P)
So, I really wanted make this product work. However, it did not give me the results that I wanted. I have very long hair which is quite old and dry at the ends. I was hoping that this would produce the same results as the hair mask version, however, it was not enough. =( To me, this is similar to a deep conditioner. It is in between a moisturizing conditioner and a hair mask. It still helps my hair and makes it soft and shiny but not as soft or healthy as the hair mask.
For the hair mask I would need to use only 1-2 times per week for shiny soft hair, and for this product I would probably need to use it 3-4 times per week for the same results.
Overall, I am happy that it is cheaper in the US and still does good to my hair, strengthening it and giving it softness and shine. However, it is not strong enough for my purposes. I am not sure if I will buy it again. I am currently finishing my second bottle, (I bought the 2nd one to try to make this product work for me) and I will not repurchase anytime soon. However, I am considering to get this when I travel because the container is much more travel-friendly than the hair mask version.

Do I recommend this product?
I recommend this product if your hair is normal to somewhat dry. This will definitely do the job for you. However, if your hair is very dry and/or damaged, I would suggest a stronger product such as the Essential hair mask or the Shiseido hair mask.

I hope you found this review helpful! Feel free to comment or ask any questions in the comment box below! Thanks and I will see you soon!

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Outfit of the Day!

Hi Everyone!

This is what I wore actually yesterday =P, but nevertheless an outfit I wanted to share with you guys. =)

Please watch in High Def if you can! Thank you.

Even though fall has come, it is still pretty warm in southern California. Our mornings and evenings are getting windier and colder now though.
Darker red is always a classic color for fall that you cannot go wrong with!
I think this is a great outfit for a casual day. It is cute, simple, and most importantly comfortable! XD
I got my boots at a street vendor and I don't remember where I got my long socks, but I'm sure they're not that hard to find.

Feel free to write in the comment box if you have any questions or comments.
Thanks for watching!

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Review on NYX Glam Eyes, Matte, and single eyeshadows!!! =D

Hi Everyone!

I hope you all have been well! =)

Today I am reviewing a NYX eyeshadow haul that I bought a couple months ago and have been using since then!
All the NYX products I bought were single eyeshadows and cost $4.50 each from the N.Y.X. online website. I also got a free gift from them! Surprise! =P

The eyeshadows that I purchased were:
- Nude Matte: "Maybe Later" NMS04
- Nude Matte: "Lap Dance" NMS 20
- Glam Shadow: "Fairy" GS02
- "Skin Tight" ES50A
- "My Favorite Color" ES149
- "Taupe" ES04

Note: Please keep in mind because some of these are natural colors, they may complement or contrast with your skin color. Therefore, skin color is an important factor to consider when buying natural color eyeshadows.

And swatches will be shown near the end of the post!

What do I think of these eyeshadows?

Nude Matte: "Maybe Later"
This shadow is a matte brown color. It is a warm-toned brown that I would say is in between a light and medium brown shade.

The color on my eyelids is pretty true to color as in the pan. I find this shadow to be very pigmented, long lasting, does not crease easily and is smooth and easy to blend. I really like to use this shadow in my crease. It helps create some depth but is not as intense as darker colors like a dark brown or black. I also like to use it to blend the outer edges of my other eyeshadows on my eye if they are stronger or vivid colors. I have used this most of my summer because it it such a natural and versatile shade that I can wear anytime!
If you do use this eyeshadow, start off with a little and build it. As I said, it is very pigmented, so a little can go a long way!

Nude Matte: "Lap Dance"
This shadow is a very pale peach-pink matte color.

The color on my eyelids actually looks more white than pink as seen in the pan. However, I don't mind much. The eyeshadow is not very pigmented to me and I need to build up layers to get good pigmentation, probably more layers than I would like. Despite this, I like to use this as a very natural highlight on my brown bone (under my eyebrows), to the balls of my eyelids, and to the inner corners of my eyes.
Please remember that this is not very pigmented, and you may see no difference after application and may need to build up color. Also, if you are of fairskin, this could be a good overall eyeshadow over your eyelids to cover up veins, and areas of redness or darkness.
And finally, I find the name..weird....and yeah, not appropriate? But whatever, it's just a name.

Glam Shadow: "Fairy"
This shadow is a very very sparkly pale pink color. It has large white flecks of sparkles.

The color on my skin looks more like a very sparkly white than a pink. But also, I do not mind. The sparkle is quite strong, it is much more reflective than a shimmer eyeshadow. I think that this eyeshadow is pretty pigmented, and a little goes a long way. This is a great shadow for me to put all the ball of my eyelids or the inner corner of my eyes for a night out. I would not recommend this during the day, because the sparkles are very strong! However, for a night out, this is a great shadow to use to give your eyes some extra sparkle.

"Skin Tight"
This shadow is a strong shimmery coral-orange color. It is shimmery warm toned color.
(I am sorry if it looks more yellow in the picture, but in the pan it is definitely more orange in color)

The color on my skin is pretty true to color in the pan. I like to use this as an overall lid color for day use if I want shimmer on my eyes. The shimmer may be too strong for day use, however, it is pretty pigmented, so if I use only a little the shimmer won't be too strong during the day.
I think this can be a great day to night color. A little for the day, and put a little more for a more intense shimmer at night.

"My Favorite Color"
This is a light taupe color with large sparkle flecks with a slightly pink undertone.

The eyeshadow color on my skin is somewhat true to color in the pan. Currently I am more tanned now because of summer, so the eyeshadow is a bit lighter on my eyes, but it is fine besides that. Despite the name, this is not my favorite color of the haul. It is probably my least favorite of everything I bought. =P I do not find this color to be that pigmented. I do need to build up layers. However, it is smooth and easy to apply and blend. I am a little unsure about the large sparkles in the eyeshadow. I find it a little distracting???... because I usually like to use taupes that are more natural and less sparkly for everyday use.
However, I don't think it's a bad color. I am just not used to something like this. I do use it as an overall lid shade and the color (besides the sparkles) is pretty natural and good at covering the veins on my eyelids. However, I do not use this often because I'm not used to the large sparkles and if I lost this eyeshadow, I would not care that much. =P
But if you are a person who does like sparkly taupes, then this may be the color for you!

This shadow is a satin light taupe color with a slightly yellow undertone.

The color on my skin is pretty true to the color in the pan and is also very close to my skin color. Of all the eyeshadows I bought, this is probably my most favorite! =) The shadow is pretty pigmented and I don't need a lot. This taupe is great for everyday use. For a clean and natural look, I can just use this all over my lid. The satin finish gives a soft reflective light to my eyes so they look brighter and more awake but is not as obvious and intense as a shimmer or sparkly eyeshadow. It is also great for covering up the veins on my eyelids.

Do I recommend these eyeshadow?
Overall, I think that these colors are pretty good and they are easy to apply, build, and blend.My favorites are "Maybe Later" and "Taupe". I like them for their natural colors as well as their pigmentation.
If you do not like not very pigmented colors, then I do not recommend "Lap Dance" or "My Favorite Color".
However, the rest is kind of up to you. Colors and the amount of shimmer depends on a person's preferences. Just keep in mind that these colors can look good or bad or may appear very different depending on your skin tone and skin color.
For more color reference, you can always go to the N.Y.X. website to see their pictures and swatches of the color.

Here are the swatches!
(Note: I will try to portray all the pictures as true to color as possible and I will explain otherwise if they are not.)

I understand that the colors are hard to see, especially the more natural looking ones. I am sorry. I tried my best. =( However, you an see that "Maybe Later" is very pigmented, "Lap Dance" is very hard to see because it is so sheer and not pigmented. I hope that you can also compare "My Favorite Color" and "Taupe" and see the large sparkles in "My Favorite Color" but not in "Taupe"

This is just a close up of the colors. I know they are are to see. I'm sorry. =( Some of them are very similar to my skin color so I can use them for natural makeup looks.
These swatches are done on a cotton pad. The cotton pad is able to show the eyeshadow in its most pigmented form. Of course no one's skin is pure white. However, this is just an extra picture for you for reference.
And don't forget the free gift! Ooooo.....XP. Haha
I got a travel size makeup case/bag which has a lot of slots for brushes, and a pouch.

Wow, that was a long post. Yeah, sorry if it was a bit much. But a lot of space was taken up by pictures, so I hope it was not that bad.
I hope that 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 see you later! Good night!

Friday, September 13, 2013

I'm Back! and Review on Almay Eye Makeup Remover Pads

Hi Everyone!!!!

How are you all? I am so glad to be back!
Thank you for waiting for me!!!! ^o^

Quick update on life, it was very very hot and humid where I live around August and early September and the heat finally broke earlier this week! So happy! It's time for fall and fall outfits!

Today I am reviewing the Almay Eye Makeup Remover Pads

Almay sells a variety of makeup remover pads and the image shown above is the specific one that I bought from Almay.
I bought this product at Target for about $6 and it contains 80 makeup removing pads.
It is said to be hypoallergenic and fragrance free.

What do I think of this product?
So I have recently bought flight tickets to Taiwan and Japan which I am going to for winter break!!! yay! And so I have been looking for travel beauty supplies, one of them being a good eye makeup remover. This is because I don't like to deal with liquid makeup removers when I am traveling, especially on long flights; anything can happen and I don't want any leaking or spilling. Eyemakeup remover pads are a great way to contain the liquid in cotton pads which is very portable and easy to use.
So these pads do not irritate my eyes. They have a baby wipe smell, but no added fragrance. They are decently good at removing my waterproof eyemakeup as well.
However, I do not like the residue that these pads leave on my eye. The main ingredient is mineral oil, and mineral oil is a very slippery oily substance. After removing my makeup with these pads, it leaves an oily residue that looks and feels very greasy which I do not like. =/
I do wash my face anyway after removing my makeup, which helps get rid of the oil on my eyes, however, I just do not like how it feels after I remove my eye makeup. Because of this, I stopped using them and will not repurchase them.

Do I recommend this product?
If you do not mind mineral oil on your eyes or you have very very dry skin around your eyes, then perhaps this product will work better for you. It is affordable, easy to find, and takes off waterproof eye makeup with ease. However, it did not work for me because of the greasy residue of the mineral oil.

So I hope this review was helpful to you! Feel free to ask questions or comment in the comment box below! Thanks for reading and I will see you soon! =)