April 28, 2011

Haul: Pink Make-up Bag, Make-up Brushes Set, & Eyeliner Gel!

Hi guys! These are my recent purchase:
-Medium size make up bag with pink-brown polkadot pattern
-Make-up brushes set
-Mac fluidline eyeliner gel in blacktrack
-skinfood choco jam eyeliner gel in #1 black
-skinfood choco jam eyeliner gel in #2 choco dip mocha

about my new make up pouch, I bought it cuz my current cosme pouch is all worn out! got it as a prize from Cawaii magz on 2006 actually (。・x・)ゞ  thanks to my ex-cosme-pouch for all your hardwork all these years ・°・(*ノД`*)・°・

What I like is, it's cheap (compared to other cosme pouch like Skinfood's or etude's) only USD $3.00 ♡, and it can hold a lot of stuff, two times bigger than my current pouch=p, plus, it got mirror attached inside the bag and there's even a make-up brush holder too |ヽ(*゜▽゜*)ノミ what could be better? hehehe...

And here's my first set of make up brushes, well...at first, I was just planning to buy an eyeliner brush 'only'. But it was out of stock at almost every stores. wtf, so I decided to buy the whole set and use the eyeliner gel. I'm not really into face powder, blushes, base, foundie, shadow, etc. So I think I'll just keep the rest of my brushes in my drawer >.<

and here's the items I want to review on upcoming postъ(`ー゜)
I got addicted to eyeliner gel lately, I got 4 jars this month (minus 1, cuz I knew that my Etude House eyeliner is a fake~ bummer!)

Stay tuned for upcoming review princess (σ・∀・)σ

Etude House 66 Big Eye LINE CHARM

Time to review my old cosme ღ Etude House66 Big Eye Line Charm!
I bought it to replace my pink Koji Eyetalk, since this Etude House eye glue is so much cheaper than Koji. I used it to fix my right eyelid. Crap that I'm having a noticeable different size of eyelid (right and left eye). So that I have to FIX it with this thing again and again.

Oh, and I have a natural double eyelid, on both of my eyes, but it's just like over-hooded and puffy on my right eye, so eye glue is a lifesaver for me. (I don't like eyelid tape) * ̄o ̄*)> I never use it for
 my left eyelid though =p

Comes with a bright pink fork. I think I don't have to post up about how to use it since there are a lot of them on google (^▽^)  Here's the fork, smaller than Koji eyetalk's fork.
I keep on using my Koji fork because it's more flexible and never hurts my eye. 

the glue itself is transparent and easy to be removed. And it's not waterproof =)
ღ Pros:
Cheap! super cheap! haha... like $ 4.00 you'll get three tube of this in a same price for one tube of Koji eyetalk~
ღ Cons:
I don't like the fork, it's too stiff and not comfortable to be used. The glue comes off a bit too easily, and this one isn't as sticky as pink koji eyetalk. sometimes I have to reapply it to make the lid stays.

Repurchase? Maybe, I'm torn between  Etude House 66 Big Eye LINE CHARM and Koji Eyetalk. But this one is just a super cheap version of green koji with slightly lower quality. awww (。・x・)ゞ
Rating: 3 out of 5

April 13, 2011

My Old Japanese Portrait

I'll be writing an 'antique' post about old japanese portrait. and have I told you that I'm a BIIIIG BIG fan of JAPANESE CULTURE? I love Japanese culture and everything!
T. Enami is my favorite japanese photographer, and his works really inspires me <3

Well, this is really interesting (for me) looking myself in antique photo style >.<
I ask my BF (01.00 a.m): "look old enough yet? (pointing at pic no.2)"
my BF: "it looks like a cut-scene from a horror vid"
Me: (look at my own pic and..running to my bed with goosebumps!) L O L

my friend said that it looks like something were to appear from the left side of the photos.

my other besties said my pic looks like an old piece photos from FATAL FRAME 2  O___O

Anyway, here's the pic. enjoy~

old japanese style portrait 1
yes a bit blurred, I'm using 3 kind of image editor 'till I feel satisfied enough with the result. I can't do better than this for now because the quality of its original pic is super super poor. (taken with Canon digicam). And here's another 'new' version:

old japanese style portrait 2
Can you feel that something were to appear from the left side of this pic? awwwwwwwwwks.....*run*
so which one is scarier? first pic or second one?

and here's my bf in his tsumugi kimono and hakama:

I'm wearing a blue-grayish kimono with white-pinkish sakura pattern (haru haru time~ it's spring time~) one of my fave collection of komon kimono with chirimen fabric. The obi I'm wearing is actually a  REISOU, RYAKUSHIKI obi (with no back layer). It has a thick fabric that similar to hanhaba obi, but ryakushiki obi is a more formal type. I tied it in taiko musubi style =)
and yeaah, this obi is one of my favorite obi collection, it has a beautiful embroidery of a strok made with silver threads.

that would be all
and DO I LOOK SCARY? hehehe...

April 5, 2011

Identifying FAKE MAC fluidline eyeliner gel

Because I -accidentally- bought a fake product for Etude House (eyeliner gel) I'm going to buy MAC fluidline and this time I'll make sure that what I'm going to buy is genuine! I was browsing and find that there's still some blogger reviewing about MAC fluidline eyeliner without knowing that her eyeliner is FAKE, omg.

Please2 be careful if you're willing to buy it online, I don't recommend you to buy it from Ebay, I've seen many people selling counterfeit MAC/EH/SK/TSF/BB and any other brands on facebook and Ebay.

And alert for MAC shoppers. though that the article about fake mac product has been spread everywhere on web, I can still find make up seller in Ebay and other site that selling some of fake MAC products.
I'll gather all article about fake fake MAC Fluidline Eyeliner gel and how to identify it.

You can check genuine MAC fluidline gel eyeliner HERE
above is the GENUINE Mac Fluidline Eyeliner Gel
If you checked ALL of point below, your MAC fluidline is definitely genuine:
  • Always comes WITHOUT a BRUSH!
  • The glass jar is round in shape& slightly frosted.
  • Shade colour should be on the sticker on the box ie:Blacktrack,Dipdown,Blitz&Glitz and on underneath on the jar as shown on the photo below!
  • Most important it should have ETCHED batch code on the box and on the sticker..both should match ie B78 etc!
  • Font color for MAC logo is BLACK and always be BLACK.
  • No spelling mistakes!
  • Bar Code in form of a sticker ( fake mac has it stamped on)
  • The box has the name of the color in a sticker 
  • Genuine MAC eyeliner ALWAYS have proper names such as "BLACK TRACK" the name of the shade is clearly displayed on the bottom part of the jar.

About the FAKE MAC fluidline eyeliner:
There are MORE THAN ONE group or company that producing fake Mac cosmetics. So please be careful, It doesn't mean that "oh the jar is round and the logo is black" then you think that it's authentic. Apparently, I found some -pretty good- fake MAC fluidline eyeliner that will makes you think "it's original" at the first glance. 

Identifying FAKE MAC Fluidline Eyeline Gel:
  • Fake MAC LIQUID eyeliners  will have name such as Black 01/BK1/ orBlack. If you come across these they are definitely fake.
  • Check for spelling mistakes. If there's any mistake then it's definitely a fake. 
  • Proper shades name is not displayed on the bottom part of the jar. Some fake product just attach a sticker with number code like 1, 2, or 3. And the other fake products has a spelling mistake.
  • You buy it and get it along with mini BRUSH.
  • The jar has a square shape instead of rounded ( round jar doesn't mean it's 100% authentic anyway)
  • The eyeliner itself has low quality, It will take ages to dry! it will keep smudging.

Here's  the -counterfeit Mac- seller: Mac4cosmetics
Selling it for Retail Price: $69.60USD ===> $3.90USD
and here's another:
www.ioffer.com  seller id:cosmetic1681

Pic of fake MAC fluidline:
poor logo and it's white! 100% fake

and here's another one that will makes you easilly be fooled! thanks to Ninjagirl21 for sharing this!
I tought this pic below is a genuine MAC fluidline at first, but if you look for it carefully, you'll notice there's a little spell mistakes on the bottom jar sticker. She's also said that: "It's supposed to be blitz & glitz but I can't see any gold sparkles in it." so make sure you check on the swatch too.
This COUNTERFEIT Mac fluidline eyeliner is indeed pretty good! the jar is round and frosted, with black MAC logo on the jar and nice lining. Everything looks 'authentic', right?
(pic below credit to Ninjagirl21)

Let's see this pic below, and this is the biggest clue and prove of NON-GENUINE Mac product!
The sticker on the bottom looks good except Toronto is spelled Tornto 
And one thing, if it has no spelling mistakes on the bottom, will you noticed that this is a FAKE? I can't even tell because the box looks real enough for me =(
The last thing I can do is check for the swatch and eyeliner quality.

So make sure that your MAC is genuine and please be careful if you planning to buy it online from wholesale seller or ebay.

April 1, 2011

Review: Acnes Tea Tree Oil Clay Mask

I was browsing to girls forum week ago, and everyone was talking about Acnes tea tree oil mask as: "Another cheap but great product!"  I was not too sure about it at first cuz I got an issues with acnes clearing gel and powder lotion (`ε´) (like 3 years ago, my skin is terrible TT^TT, thanks to beautycode skincare range, it's all way much much much better now..yaaay~)

ღ Product description:
Triple Action: Deep Cleansing + Oil Control + Anti-bacterial
Acnes Tea Tree Oil Clay Mask contains tea tree oil to balance oil secretion and moisture. It also helps to restore natural softness and give a healthy complexion.
- Contains tea tree oil that prevents acne. Reduce excess sebum, and keep skin moisturized.
- Deeply cleanses away dirt and excess sebum.
- Natural mineral treat skin texture.
- AC NET helps reduce excess oil secretion.
- Aloe extract keeps healthy and moisturized skin.

- Price: US $3.00
- Net: 50 gr

Tea tree oil has many wonderful properties, such as “purifying antibacterial properties and is known to help soothe blemished skin.” This product also has kaolin clay in it, which “helps control shine”, and ”deeply cleanses, drawing out impurities from the skin. Is a mineral that helps to restore the skin's natural balance”.

ღ What I say:
My first impression was good =) I've been using natural homemade-mask up till now. Acnes clay mask has a thick and smooth texture, make it easy to be applied. It feels comfortable and soothing, I enjoyed my time wearing it (just once in a week, or maybe once in two weeks...haha, depends on my skin condition). Once it gets into water, it will easily removed. I used micro fiber cloth to wipe off any excess mask. I can feel my skin is slick even when I washed it all off with water, but once you pat dry, the greasy feelings is not there anymore, all left is your soft and moisturized skin (σ・∀・)σ

Things that I like is:
-It smells nice (similar to The Body Shop tea tree mask)
-Contains natural extract (aloe and tea tree oil)
-the texture! love the thickness, plus...it's super cheap! US 3.00 for 50gr of tea tree clay mask~

∑(。。)  What I don't like:
-contains artificial color. Blue 1 (CI 42090), and Yellow 5 (CI 19140).
I'm super strict at choosing skincare product for daily usage. If this is not a mask, I mean like daily lotion cleanser or toner. I won't ever buy it! (I've been using non parfumed, non alcohol, non preservatives, and non artificial coloring skin care product for 3 years up till now, and it did a really really great job to keep my skin in great condition)
and this is the reason why I wear it only twice/month, hehe...
Post my ugly pic wearing acnes tea tree oil clay mask....hahahahaha...feel lazy to wear any hairband. I applied it thinly, and it goes on bright green.
Overall rating: 3 out of 5!
it it has no artificial color it would be 5 out of 5.

okay, and that would be all ( ´ ▽ ` )ノ will be back with my eyeliner gel review~