Sunday, August 18, 2013

OST VIT C20 SERUM GIVEAWAY! + Wishtrend Beauty Secret Page

Hi! so yes, sorry for the delayed giveaway post ;^; I catch a cold and get super dizzy, been resting for three days but heck, I can't really do that since I still have have some stuff to do. I'll be posting the promised giveaway post anyway *with runny and stuffy nose (lol), since I can't get back to sleep (it's 6:15 AM now).

So yeah, let's keep that aside, cuz now is GIVEAWAY TIME!
I wonder if you still remember my review of OST PURE ORIGINAL VIT C20 SERUM? Do click on the link if you haven't read it yet.  Two lucky winner will have a chance to win one OST VIT C20 SERUM from WISHTREND.

Click THIS LINK to get giveaway post banner

Clink THIS LINK to get giveaway SIDEBAR banner


Winners:
2 winners, and will be chosen by me via random.org. (rafflecopter)

Timeline:
From 19/August/2013 to 19/Sept/2013


~O P E N    I N T E R N A T I O N A L L Y~

HOW TO  JOIN: 
Fill in the RAFFLECOPTER widget below, you MUST do the mandatory rules. And if you want to have higher chance to win, you may do the additional entries.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

If you don't understand what to do with RAFFLECOPTER widged, or if you're not seeing the Rafflecopter widget, please contact me via mail to doll.jjang(at)yahoo.com
To make it simple, if you wanna skip all the hassle, there're only TWO mandatory rules to join.
1. Be a public follower of my blog via GFC   *check my sidebar and simply click 'join this site', the blue button.
 2. You have to make a NEW account on wishtrend.com. But, be sure to make it VIA THIS LINK  please click the link and make a new account. 

*Note: By making NEW account on wishtrend, you'll get one FREE SHIPPING COUPON, as well as raising your chance to win :)

That's it for the giveaway! And I wish you all GOOD LUCK! :)
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Aside from the giveaway, WISHTREND is having a new page called the Beauty tips and Secrets For Brand New skin



Basically, through this page, you will learn new stuff concerning NEW and UPDATED Korean skincare products that's being sold on WISHTREND.com. And the best thing is, here you can consult everything about your skin problem! Whether if you have troubled or acned skin, problems related to pores, blackhead, or if you just want to simply having a radiant complexion. Feel free to visit Beauty tips and Secrets For Brand New skin now ♥

Note* I SWITCHED to new skincare line from WISHTREND (currently using  PROPOLIS SPARKLE AMPOULE and Cold Cleansing Cream from Elishacoy) I mix it with Mizon Snail Cream and Rose Water from Corine de Farme. Ditched Clinique already because its anti blemish line gave me the WORST blemish ever. Will never return to Clinique anti blemish line, forever! I'll stick with skincare product that is more natural and friendlier to skin, like what I get from Wishtrend~!♥

Monday, August 12, 2013

Disney Princess Make-up Look: Mulan

Hi Guys! I had a collaboration with some of beauty bloggers in here to make some sort of Make-up style, which inspired by Disney Princesses. Stella asked me if I would like to join :3 Anyhoo, I chose MULAN on a whim because I like Mulan the most! Hahaha...  still have the old CD of Mulan and I knew I loved it so much and I can watch it like two times in a week back then, lol, how nostalgic.

So here's our Disney Princesses make-up look.


And it's my Mulan look which look kinda crappy, lmao.



Won't be posting up more pics of me cuz the flash ruined off everything lol. The sun went down by the time I finished my make-up, so I have no other option. Thought I should really make a decent dressing table with lamps!
Well, 'bout the look itself, here's the list of product that I used:

Eyes/brows:
SEPHORA blockbuster palette (eyeshadow)
Etude House proof 10 eye primer
NYX Jumbo eye pencil in milky as a base
Wet n Wild Liquid eyeliner in black
Lioele Mix Eyebrow Cake
Etude House drawing Eyebrow in gray
Estee Lauder sumptuous bold volume lifting mascara

Face:
Revlon whipped cream foundation #buff
Clinique Blended face powder #neutral light
Wet n Wild blush in pearlscent pink
Illamasqua rich liquid foundation as concealer
Lioele photogenic mix concealer
Too faced chocolate bronzer

Lips:
Too faced lip insurance lip primer
a bit ofUrban decay lipstick #GASH
Sexy mother pucker lip plumper
Beauty buffet lipstick

and yes, I didn't wear circle lenses. ^-^
For the clothing, lol, I wore a tomesode kimono and the inner part on the eri (neck) was from a Juban (inner cloth), It doesn't really look Mulan-ish (lol) but that's the best I can do that time, considering the short preparation time and how busy I am atm. Oh well, it's not a cosplay anyway.

My favorite Mulan look:

 New version of Mulan and the old version:

And don't forget give my lovely friend a kind visit ^^





Will be back tomorrow with a GIVEAWAY post, stay tuned!

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

July Haul: Make-up and Skincare! SEPHORA & Clinique

Hi :) So we meet again on July's haul post. Hehehe, This time I have a mini make-up haul and skincare haul (I decided to switch to Clinique).


This was from last week :) Here's the list for you:
- SEPHORA pro lesson smokey eye palette
- NYX love in parries let them eat cake
- H&M hello kitty palette
- Illamasqua Rich Liquid Foundation ()
- Too Faced chocolate soleil bronzing powder
- Too faced lip insurance (I bought two)
- NYX lip pencil in natural
- Urban Decay lipstick in GASH
- SHU UEMURA natural face brush (junior version of Shu uemura 27 brush) ()
- SHU UEMURA eyelash curler
- SHU UEMURA loose powder #colorless ()
- Missha the style eyeshadow pink
- Benefit Cha Cha tint mini, Benefit Stay don't stray mini, Benefit Sunbeam mini
and some of other little thing that I forgot to include in the pic

Other thing....
Finally got my hand on these! I bought double beauty blender make-up sponge! Oh yeay! One for me and one for client, that's what I think. This cute egg like sponge is very very soft and bouncy. All this time, I've been using foundie brush from Masami Shouko, Sigma (F80), and Estee lauder, but nothing comes in par with beauty blender. And I mean it. Robert Jones (proffesional MUA) said that, the only time brushes are better than a sponge is when doing a retouch, and he's right!

Shu uemura natural face brush, Shu uemura loose powder in colorless, Illamasqua rich liquid foundation RF135

These are my holy grails! The brush is actually all white in color (pardon the low quality phone-cam picture) and made from goat hair, This face brush is very similar, like a junior size of Shu uemura 27 face brush, which is also floppy and bouncy. Definitely love it! And I bought Shu uemura face powder few days after I received the brush, just to make it 'complete' lol. 

Illamasqua rich liquid foundation is a totally versatile foundation that could also be used as a concealer, it's highly highly pigmented! Result is flawless, semi matte, and if you have a well cared skin, it will blend REALLY well with your skin and people won't notice that you're wearing a foundation, just like a better second skin. I used less than a pea sized amount, result is VERY VERY natural yet it COVERS!  This is my holy grail! And I've been using it almost everytyme I go out, until last week T___T Clinique Anti Blemish line crazily dried out my skin and the result isn't as beautiful as it used to! Sobbbb! (issokai, I switch to Revlonn whipped cream for the time being as it formulated without ingredients that could exacerbate acne like talc and fragrance), thought it will be a better option during purging period like this ;^; hopefully.

So yea, now I can't stop CRAVING for other SHU UEMURA and ILLAMASQUA products! I love love LOVE these certain BRANDS!


And here's my CLINIQUE haul! ^-^ Mostly skincare! I bought ANTI BLEMISH SOLUTIONS 3 step system which include mousse foam, lotion, and moisturizer. I also bought Clinique take the day off cleansing oil, Clinique mousse facial cleanser, normal facial cleanser, post blemish pen, Clinique anti blemish spot treatment gel (), moisture surge refreshing eye gel, moisture surge cream, Clinique blush brush, mascara, Estee lauder mascara, Clinique 7day scrub, Clinique blended face powder in neutral and invisible blend ().

*Note: I'm still in purging period! (been using it for 1 week) Clinique anti blemish 3 step system give me like the worst blemish ever and has completely changed my skin! (it's DRY now! yet still oily) ewww.... But I will continue using it and I really hope I can get through the purging period because I really want to love this line! Wish me luck!

I'll be back with more updated and detailed review later on, just be sure to check on my previous haul post and mail me if you want me to review certain products :3

And, lastly, I'll be HOSTING A GIVEAWAY soon! do watch out for it~!

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Review: The Brush Guard Cleaning Kit

Brush cleaning kit is essential for me, and I have to say that I'm really really happy when I finally received THE BRUSH GUARD Cleaning Kit from awanawan.com (thank you!♥). Brush cleaning process has become so much easier with this kit, I swear!

ON TO THE REVIEW~! ★


In The Brush Guard Cleaning Kit, you'll find:
- Squeaky clean brush shampoo
- Washing cup (greeny mint)
- Drying vase (dark grey)
- Eco blotting cloth
- THE BRUSH GUARD variety pack (5 pcs)


LOL~ I pretty much loving its funny packaging design! Bet u're gonna like it too~♥



Here's the squeaky clean brush shampoo, it has a subtle scent and is free from additional coloring agent. Texture of the liquid is thick. If you check on the ingredients list, it has some funny ingredients like panthenol, which is purposely added to give 'shine' on hairy object, lots of herbal extract, and also tocopherol (Vit E)! Haha! This brush shampoo is very mild, and despite having a sodium lauryl sulfoacetate, it doesn't foam too much, so you may need more than a pea sized amount of it for each cleaning session. I like this shampoo as it cleans and also disinfect my brushes, no more gross ickies on my big brush family, hehe ☻


THE BRUSH GUARD variety pack
Brush guard is also essential for me! This little stretchy thing keeps the brush in its original shape as well as acts as a 'container' for each of the brush. There are many types of brush guard available in the market. This one has a thick webbing fibers and aren't too stretchy. Actually I'd prefer one that is thinner and more elastic, I literally got some of those, need to buy more later though~ My BGs are currently guarding some of my fave natural brushes like one from Shu Uemura dan Bare Essentials.

Make-up brush cleansing instruction :)

The cleansing process!^o^ At first I want to make a demo picture by using some of my favorite brushes, but I got so lazy and initially grabbed on my MAKE UP FOR YOU 24 pcs pink brush set as I really NEED to clean them! Will be reviewing this set later (cuz I got some request), though, this is definitely won't be on my favorite brushes list! LoL~


 sudsing surface of the washing cup

Just pour an ample amount of the liquid shampoo into washing cup, then swirl the already wet brushes on the bottom surface of the washing cup for a while. For bigger brush like foundie brush or other face brush, I usually cleanse them individually (and twice if needed!).

Blot the excess water with a blotting cloth, this blotting cloth is VERY SOFT and absorb really well  too :) Love it! Reshape the brush and let them dry.

Ideally, according to proffesional MUA's tips (read: Lisa Eldridge, Robert Jones, Wayne Goss), the correct way is to lay them flat on top of towel and let them dry naturally.

 But this is what I did lol! Sorry, brushes > . <~

Drying process as written on the instruction card, put a brush guard on and put it on drying vase, bristle down. I didn't try this process though, putting on the brush guard on drying process my be a good idea to keep them in shape, but it will slow down the drying process so I think I'll just lay them (read: favorite brushes) flat over a towel next time.


For more information about THE BRUSH GUARD Cleaning Kit, visit awanawan.com
Tel: 08999477777
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By the way, on awanawan.com, you can find lots of ready stock high end product from wide range of brands like CHANEL, Shu Uemura, Guerlain, Bobbi Brown, GA, NARS, MAC, to drugstore brands, and even Japanese brands :) check out their store~

Disclaimer: Review is solely based on my honest opinion. Sponsored by awanawan.com

BRUSH CLEANING TIPS (as also mentioned by Shu Uemura and Bobbi Brown:)
Never dampen the bottom of hair (area that is attached to ferule) as it may damage the brush! Even the most expensive brush will slowly shed if you do this. So if your expensive luxurious brush is shedding, the problem might not be the brush itself, it might be because of the way you cleanse them.

Take a good care of your make-up brushes ladies, as they're one of the most important tool in make-up artistry ^-^
Now, care to share how you cleanse your brushes? and what is your favorite brush shampoo? Have you tried using baby shampoo as a brush cleanser? Give me your opinion ^-^! Thanks for reading and See ya on my next post!♥

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Review: THE FACE SHOP Face it Radiance Concealer Dual Veil

I bought this early in January because I saw it on Jae-ah's blog, she listed it as one of her favorite make-up. Not only that, THE FACE SHOP face it radiance concealer dual veil is also one of the best concealer in Korea, 2012. It's available in two shades, I got mine in NB21, the lightest one (which is way too dark for me, boo!)

 THE FACE SHOP Face it Radiance Concealer Dual Veil
 cover stick concealer & liquid concealer


 description is written in english

ingredients

More of the packagings:


 stick concealer for fuller coverage


 wand type liquid concealer-gives sheerest coverage

THE FACE SHOP Face it Radiance Concealer Dual Veil swatches

I'm going to make a quick review since I don't really have much time > . < I still have a work to be done.
Well. I just have to say that this concealer doesn't live up to my expectation, though, this isn't as bad, it's just that I had high hopes for this concealer (considering it as a best seller concealer in Korea).
But yeah you'll get what you pay, I paid this for US $11.00.
For reference, my past skin condition is worser than now, angry blemishes shows up almost everywhere on my cheek. For a skin condition that needs extra coverage like mine, wand type liquid concealer is definitely not enough. So I thought I could pull off extra coverage by wearing the stick one. but sadly (though it's still much much better than the body shop tea tree concealer), this is just a so-so stick concealer for me.

Liquid concealer (wand): gives off sheerest coverage, has a semi-thick consistency but kind of 'runny' as it glides along which makes it kinda difficult to work. I used the wand to only pick-up the liquid, and start to work on spots using small concealer brushes. The coverage isn't that buildable, the only thing it does is reducing the appearance of dark spots/blemishes a little, not hides them (as of course). This liquid concealer is lacking of pigment, which forced me to use more product, and that's bad, using too much liquidy product could lead to cakey-ness (LOL is that even a word?). Staying powder is literally bad, like only for a couple of hours. Those with minor imperfection might loves this because it offers a natural coverage. I'd still use this one on low maintenance day-look.

Stick concealer: supposed to give fuller coverage. Well, this one does give a fuller coverage, but not the fullest. I dislike the shape of the stick, it's huge and bulky. It's even larger than Lioele Jumbo stick concealer, ewww...making the application much more difficult. The color is a bit darker than the liquid one, and both of them is TOO DARK for me :(, making every zits and blemishes on my face became more visible. Also, this is kinda dry, so it will sit and stays on your dry patches, accentuating them (esp. on acne and zits) It won't cover them! Other thing that I hate is the blotchy result. Also, even over a good primer, it has zero staying power, zero pigment, like when you kind of swipe it a little, it will be gone.
I won't be using it anymore on my fez. Lately I even start to use it as a lip concealer (since it's too dark anyway, LOL) it's better for that purpose.

NB21 which is the lightest shade available is way way too dark for and too orangey for me ;^; 
Also, it's really hard to work with this concealer, like you'll need lots of extra time just to conceal everything. That won't happen if I were to use one from BOBBI BROWN (as of course LOL) or even the cheaper version, LIOELE Photogenic mix concealer.

all in all this is just a so-so concealer for me, still better than those drugstore concealer though (compared to Revlon/Maybelline this one is slightly better). But as for concealer, I'd better pay MORE to gain MORE. Cuz concealer plays an important role in my make-up routine.

Some of concealer that works REALLY WELL on me:

 BOBBI BROWN creamy concealer kit


 LIOELE Photogenic Mix Concealer

Yes I love creamy concealer so much! would be extremely difficult for me to go without these~♥

LOL! It seems that I wrote quite a long review in the end, Hahaha... Well then, have a nice weekend ladies! Take care and be pretty as always ^o^

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Event Report: Lioele Beauty Class

So here's what I did while being MIA for weeks~

Lioele beauty class in Jakarta (July 13, 2013)
As you've known, I worked together with LIOELE to host a beauty class ^-^
Selca and rakugaki, arrived in Jakarta much earlier than expected. So I have to wait like 3 hours before the event starts. Got some free time to fool around, lol. and I was being super drowsy cuz I didn't get a sleep the night before. boo....!

 dozed off~


Here's our room. (Pavillion Apartment Club House)

 Preparation :)


 Lioele vanity box ~

Skincare section

photo taken by : Mba empong from Lioele ♥
Here's Christin! My bestie!!! GAWWWD! Actually I was super excited that day because finally I got a time to meet her! We haven't met for many many years ;^; nuuu...

With participants :)
Volunteer models, they're soooo pretty and have a nice feature. Thanks for being a model :)

Next, Make-up and skincare interactive class in Bandung on June 20, 2013
Rented a room at GALERI Ciumbuleuit Hotel & Apartment.

 R. Magnolia
 First session, so many ppls > . <



 Lioele Make-up products for sale ♥

Personally, I've fallen in love with some of Lioele products and I know I WILL soon make a huge order, Nyehehe... here's the list for you:
♥ Lioele under eye dark circle concealer (better than my old skinfood salmon darkcircle concealer, it doesn't sit on fine lines.)
♥ Lioele Blooming pearl base ( I already have two minisize tube, but I'll get the fullsize one soon)
♥ Lioele SECRET PORE RICH BALM ( Goodness gracious, this is a MUST HAVE! Makes my fine lines become less-less visible, resulting a velvety skin finish. I own the small 5ml jar and I will also get myself a fullsize one!!! I Swear!)
♥ Lioele Mix concealer (Tried it briefly while waiting~♥*  Finally a korean concealer that match my skin tone! yeaay! TFS NB21 is too dark for me :( )
♥ Lioele POP TINT in orange shade. (a perfect dupe for Benefit CHA CHA TINT)
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 Had dinner together with Lioele staff & Ester ^o^

 full moon
 city at night

Just a random pic from my instagram, Lolz. went to Takigawa with a friend today. The fullmoon was so BEAUTIFUL that I had to take a pic with byul my cellphone, hehe...

Starting tomorrow, I will slowly working on new reviews (still got jobs to be done). Hmmm, I think next week I'll also make a haul post♥ Yohoohoo~ told ya I can't stop buying online :(( But issokai, though, I need to totally revamp my traincase (I even bought a new one, it's bigger.)

See you then!