Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Vely Vely IM Custom Coloring Browcara

Another Vely Vely product that was sent to me was the IM Custom Coloring Browcara. 

Everybody who is into beauty are all so familiar with brow mascaras which is a product that colors, defines and sets the brows in place. With the hair color trend well on its way, you want your brows to match the color of your hair without actually needing to dye your brow hairs. 

Vely Vely has 3 shades for their IM Custom Coloring Browcara line, Gold Brown, Red Brown and Deep Brown which are the most popular hair color. Gold brown for those who have lighter hair with gold tones, red brown for those with reddish tones and deep brown for brunettes and dark haired gals. I would love to see more shades from them that would match other hair colors as well or at least have something suited for those gals who are sporting Unicorn/festival hairs this summer. 

I was sent the Red Brown shade which is very close to my current hair color. This product is smudge proof so you won't have to worry about your brows getting bald throughout the day. It is also very much sweatproof and waterproof as I have tested. I have swatched it below on the back of my hand and believe me, it was slightly tough to remove. 

The brush is also interesting. It is short but is slightly wider on one side with the wider side, the setting side which you use to brush and set the brow hairs. And the shorter side, the coloring side to allow more color to be dispensed onto the brow hairs and to the skin where hairs are sparse or non existent. 

I think I may have filled in my brows too much but I think this browcara actually did the job of filling in. Although I think I could have went a little bit more light handed with using it for the front portion of my brows, nevertheless I think color pay off and fullness was achieved. It does seem just a shade more red than my current hair color but I think this could work together with my current brow product. I have been filling my brows with a deep brown brow pomade and using the Vely Vely IM Custom Coloring Browcara in Red Brown I could run it through my brow hairs to set and give a slightly reddish tint to match my hair. 

The Vely Vely IM Custom Coloring Browcara retails at 18,000KW ($18) a bit up there but it does do a great job! 

*This product was sent to me for review but as always, my reviews are honest and based on my own opinions and experience.

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Vely Vely IM Custom Flawless Concealer in Natural Review

Vely Vely is a Korean cosmetic brand that is fairly new to me. It has been pretty popular as of late and I have seen it reviewed by a lot of beauty bloggers but I have never tried any of their products. Thankfully, bntNews was so gracious to send this out for me to try! 

I'm reviewing today the Vely Vely IM Custom Flawless Concealer in the shade Natural. The packaging is pretty simple, no frills, which I greatly prefer. Main color is pale pink and black-brown. I like how the concealer is in a clear tube so you can see the product right away. 

The concealer is dispensed through a doe foot applicator which is wider than most and is "spatula shaped" which is great for applying on your under eyes. I didn't have to go back to the tube and get more product since it definitely gave just enough to cover both under eye circles. 

There are only two shades in this line, Light and Natural, which is quite a bummer since it will cater only to those with fair skin tones. I have noticed when I swatched Natural that it has an ashy, cool, undertone which you would find in most (if not all) Asian BB Creams. This worried me a little bit but I also did notice that it has a bit of yellow tones which is preferable for my skin tone. Although still a shade light for me, I was positive this would work out just fine. 

The formula of this concealer is thicker than a liquid concealer. Somehow, it is more of a mousse and when blended was powdery smooth.  

In the photos, I'm only wearing the Vely Vely concealer. No foundation or any other base makeup and just a light blush. Although my bad lighting made me look like I still had dark under wye circles, I am pleased to tell you that the concealer was really able to conceal it fully in real life. I did have to use two layers to achieve it since dark circles have always been my problem area but even one coat would be enough for those that doesn't suffer from extremely dark  under eye circles. 

I'm giving this concealer a two thumbs up! I have also applied it to the areas where I have redness and just blended the rest to my face with a damp sponge and I'm very happy to say that I would be confident in going out with just this. It even has SPF30/PA++ so you don't have to worry about harmful UV rays! It evened out my skin tone, got rid of the redness and the unwanted darkness underneath my eyes. It is very natural and has a powdery finish so you don't have to worry about setting it or it moving. It doesn't feel drying either (it has a high water content unlike most products) so it is great for oily and dry skin! If you really are extremely oily I suggest just lightly tapping on some loose powder.

And that's it for my review on this Vely Vely Custom Flawless Concealer. If you're wondering my my brows are bald.... Well, just wait for the next review on a brow mascara! :) 

Oh and did you see my new tattoo above? You guys are the first to see it since I haven't uploaded it yet in anu other social media except Snapchat! Follow me in snap @urhappybunnie! 😊 

*This product was sent to me for review but as always, my reviews are honest and based on my own opinions and experience.

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Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Tarte Classic Courage Palette Review & Swatches

An exciting mix of matte and satin/shimmery eyeshadows and a glowing matte blush is the perfect travel palette from this Ulta Exclusive Tarte Double Duty Beauty Day/Night Eye and Cheek Palette. 

I've been dying to get my hands on this baby since I saw it on Instagram. I was trying to get it before I left for my California trip but it wouldn't arrive on time so I didn't order it online, but I did manage to pick it up from an Ulta in Anaheim. I am so glad I got this because it is just what I need! 

This Tarte Ulta exclusive is released in warm and cool palettes. Classic Courage is the warmer toned palette, whereas Star Power is the more cooler toned palette. I am more drawn towards warmer shades but Star Power also looks amazing that I am heavily debating on getting that one too! 

A quote on this gold magnetic lid that says "She dreamed, she believed and she succeeded," gives any girl the inspiration to reach for her dreams and aspirations. 

The 5 shadows included are the following: Rise & Shine - a matte cream colored shadow for highlighting; Lucky Penny - a light, satin finish copper; Trailblazer - a matte deep brown for contour and blending; Rosy Outlook - a cgampagne/rose gold satin finish eyeshadow; and Smile On - a shimmery deep brown with gold flecks. 

The matte blush in Courage seems to be light on the pan but Tarte blushes are always so deceiving since they are really bright and pigmented once applied on the cheeks. I always find that with any Tarte pressed powder products, especially their eyeshadows and blushes, the color pay off is way better when you're using brushes with application than swatching them with your fingers. Don't get me wrong, they swatch amazingly, soft and pigmented, but wait 'til you get to apply them with brushes, they will blow your mind!

The powders are very smooth and pigmented. They are soft and blendable, very easy to work with. I only have one thing to point out and that's the fall outs. You have to be careful with your darker shadows in this palette, Trailblazer and Smile On, since they do give you fall outs. Tapping off your brush before application or putting your foundation and concealer after your eye makeup is the way to go. I personally don't mind the little bit of fall out since it is pretty easy to clean and dust off and most eyeshadow are that say anyway so I'm used to it but this is just something to keep in mind. 

I really love the good mix of mattes and satin shimmers in this palette.  I also love my neutral shades and this can definitely take you from day to night, natural to smokey. This is something I would recommend to everyone especially beginners and working ladies. The shadows are easy to work with and the shades are very work and school appropriate. If you are a beginner, this palette is something that you can try out. Use the lighter shades for a more everyday look and once you are comfortable with makeup, practice building up your skills and incorporate the darker shadows into an upgraded everyday look and then finally move on to a smokey eye. 

Of course this palette is not as cheap as the palettes in the drugstores but this is a good investment since it is quality makeup. It retails for $28 in Ulta online and in stores. Actually $28 is not a bad price for the amount of quality product that you get. The blush itself is full size so that alone is already more than half of the cost. 

I know I haven't really talked about Tarte in my blog but I have been loving the brand especially when I got my hand on their perfectly matte neutral palette in Poppy Picnic which was released for Spring/Summer 2015. Shhhh... I have hit pan on most of the shadows in that palette! And fun fact, I used the Tarte Poppy Picnic Palette when I did the makeup for the Bridal Party for my brother's wedding last year and they loved the final look! ^^

But yes, go to your nearest Ulta and swatch this baby or go online on Ulta and purchase this! 

Monday, March 21, 2016

Nature Republic Ginseng Royal Silk Gold Hydrogel Mask Review

A couple months back I have received from bntNews the Natural Republic Ginseng Royal Silk Watery Cream. It wasn't quite up to par with all the other creams I have tried or even to their Aqua line. 

Today's review features another product from the Ginseng Royal Silk line, a Gold Hydrogel Mask. 

Since it's from the same line as the cream, it contains the same ingredients: 6 year old red Ginseng extract, royal jelly from baby bees of the Jiri Mountain, gold and amino acids extracted from golden silkworms. 

I have used a couple of Hydrogel masks including the Nature Republic Gold Snail Hydrogel Mask with Syn-ake Venom Peptide. The Royal Silk Hydrogel Mask is interestingly split in half, one for the upper half of your face and the other for the lower half. Having multiple pieces of masks actually helps it to fit perfectly into your face unlike a one piece sheet mask that is oftentimes bigger than your face. 

I had  the mask on my face for about 40 minutes and I did notice immediate hydration although I didn't see any brightening effect. To be honest, I really didn't see any amazing results that blew me off my mind. Although it is a good sheet mask, I just personally feel that there are a lot more sheet masks that can compare to it or is even better than it. I really have no complaints on this mask other than it didn't really provide me with what I want and expected. 

Personally I think the SNP Animal Sheet Masks are way better even if they are not hydrogel masks. This is just my personal opinion but never the less, the Nature Republic Ginseng Royal Silk Gold Hydrogel Mask is a good one but not great. In my review of the the Ginseng Royal Silk Watery Cream, I have complained about the fragrance that gave me a headache thankfully this one didn't give me any. 

P*This product was sent to me for review but as always, my reviews are honest and based on my own opinions and experience.

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KICHO Sheep Oil Cream Review

I have mentioned in my previous review of the KICHO Camelia Sleeping Pack, that it has saved my dry skin and together with the Camelia Sleeping Pack, I also used the KICHO Sheep Oil Cream. 

This cream is made from pure lanolin from New Zealand lamb wools purified with German technology. I don't particularly know the in depth reasoning for using sheeps from New Zealand or the German technology behind making this cream but what I know is that this doesn't contain any parabens, mineral oil, artificial fragrances or any chemical preservatives. It, instead, uses totarol, which is a natural preservative. Totarol is derived from the Totara tree which is found in the forest of New Zealand. Totarol is three times stronger than Vitamin E and has anti-microbial and is a great antioxidant which neutralizes free radical and slows skin aging. 

Aside from totarol, it also contains 8 berries that are food for the skin: sea buckthorn fruit, cranberry, açai, strawberry, blueberry, goji berry, blackberry and raspberry, quality assured and harvested from different countries all over the world. 

This cream made with Lanolin, totarol and 8 berries, hydrates, brightens and prevents skin aging. 

This particular cream reminds me of the Guerisson 9 Complex Cream which is a very popular skin care product in Korea. The two creams share similarities like color, texture, and consistency. The KICHO Sheep Oil Cream is also buttery yellow in color and is rich. Although rich it isn't thick and but extremely moisturizing. It is slightly more greasy than the Guerisson 9 Complex Cream but the slickness doesn't feel uncomfortable. It does have a faint berry smell but it is not too sweet or strong so it is good for those who does not like fragrances in their skin care products or for those who have sensitive noses. 

I absolutely loved this moisturizer in conjunction to the use of the Camelia Sleeping Pack. I would use the KICHO Camelia Sleeping Pack at night and the Sheep Oil Cream in the morning. Within 3 days my skin has completely recovered from dryness and within a week there was noticeable brightness. 

The KICHO Sheep Oil Cream is slightly more expensive the the Guerisson 9-Complex Cream. It retails for 58,000 Korean Won ($58), whereas the Guerisson Cream is 54,000 Korean Won ($54). I think both are really good creams do if you're looking for intense moisturizing creams, either will do. You only would have to consider ingredients if you are particular with your creams  While the KICHO is made from sheep oil, Guerisson is made from horse oil. 

Two thumbs up for the KICHO Sheep Oil Cream for helping me achieve softand supple skin within a week! Even if I used it with the Sleeping Pack, it still is a really great product on its own. 

*This product was sent to me for review but as always, my reviews are honest and based on my own opinions and experience.

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Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Wigaholics Baby Green Long Wavy Wig Review

I have always found pastel and rainbow wigs to be mystical and ethereal looking. If you're into cosplays, check out Wigaholics for a wide array of wigs. 

Wigaholics reached out to me and had kindly sent this wig for review. I have never done cosplays though I have always wanted to try it even just once. I have a couple of blogger friends who do cosplays and I'm always amazed on how wigs completes their look. Sure makeup and costumes play a huge part, but with a wig, cosplaying a character takes it to a whole new level.

The wigs come in a set with a wig cap, a wig stand (which is actually good for displaying shorter wigs and not long wigs), and a hair brush. I think for longer wigs, it is actually best to store the wigs back in the bag and packed how it arrived. If you do want to display a lengthy wig, I suggest getting a taller stand. 

I actually chose this particular wig. It is the Baby Green Long Wavy (75 cm) and reminds me of pretty anime and manga girls with long, flowy, green hair. The color is very pretty as pastel mint as I'd like it to be. The length was also perfect since I have been wanting my hair to grow back to this length for months now. 

The hair is soft but is made of fine, synthetic hairs. And because it is synthetic it doesn't do well with heat styling. I tried and it didn't do well with that. One thing I noticed about this wig is that it isn't as high quality as some of the wigs I have encountered (while shopping since I've never actually bought one myself). It sheds a lot from the moment I have taken it out of the bag. Other than that, I really have no complaints since I'm using the wig for makeup looks rather than cosplays or trying to fool people that it is my real hair. 

Wigaholics also offers premium quality wigs which I assume is much better in quality than the one I received. Don't quote me on that since I haven't tried it, but this Baby Green Long Wavy wig is affordable at $39.90 (on sale for $19.90). If you are looking for a wig on a tight budget for your cosplays and looks, this is the place to get it from! 

I really love the color of this wig. I think I might even do another look featuring this wig, perhaps a mermaid inspired look. For someone who has never had a bright colored hair such as this, it actually feels weird to look at my photos above. Perhaps the my makeup doesn't really match this hair that's why I feel weird but this color is really growing on me. 

This is definitely a fun try on colored wigs and I'm looking forward to trying out more colors!  I love how weirdly different I look, like a whole different person. Taking photos was slightly awkward but extremely fun too! 

Check out Wigaholics for more wigs. They have a wide array of wigs in different colors, lengths and styles. 

*This product was sent to me for review but as always, my reviews are honest and based on my own opinions and experience.*