Thursday, 23 June 2016

Youtube Episode: First Impressions - Daiso Beauty Products




Hey guys!
Recently I've uploaded an episode onto my youtube channel Click Here. I get ready using a full face of products from Daiso where in I show you the quality and my first impressions on all the products. You will honestly be surprised the quality of some of items!


I hope you all enjoy the episode, don't forget to subscribe to my channel for more videos!
xx/Vanessa

Product Review: Etude House Lash Serum


Hello guys!
On today's blog post we will we reviewing Etude House's "My Lash Serum".
If you guys don't know I have become a huge, HUGE fan of KBeauty products, Etude House being one of my favourite brands - and honestly this product doesn't let me down.
I've always been interested, yet skeptical when it came to lash serums, especially with the steep price that a lot of brands are throwing at us for them. When I saw Etude House sold a lash serum for just $8AU a pop, I couldn't resist.

Claims
"Formulated with Cornus Officinalis Fruit extract and Panthenol, this eye lash treatment conditions for healthier looking lashes."
- Etude House 

Ingredients
WATER, BUTYLENE GLYCOL, ALCOHOL, GLYCERIN, ALOE BARBADENSIS LEAF EXTRACT, PANAX GINSENG ROOT EXTRACT, PHENOXYETHANOL, CARBOMER, TROMETHAMINE, SYMPHYTUM OFFICINALE LEAF EXTRACT, PEG-32, PEG-6, DISODIUM EDTA, BENZOPHENONE-5, SWERTIA JAPONICA EXTRACT, SODIUM HYALURONATE, METHYLPARABEN, PROPYLPARABEN, YELLOW 5 (CI 19140), ETHYLPARABEN, RED 33 (CI 17200), ISOBUTYLPARABEN, BUTYLPARABEN

Packaging
- Clear Tube
- Clear bristles
- 19g of product













Trial - Before and After One Month Use 

I have been using this product day and night for a month and once I sat and compared the before and after shots I noticed a huge difference. My lashes have definitely increased in length and volume. They appear a lot more fluttery and wispy and aren't the short sparse ones I had only a month ago. 

Final Verdict
I believe this is one successful product. After seeing such huge results I can't skip a day without using this. It's definitely a product I recommend you purchasing if you've always wanted to try out lash serums but could never bite the bullet in spending the doh for it. 

CLICK HERE if you would like to purchase it online. 

Thank you for reading today's blog post. I hope you all enjoyed it. Don't forget to visit my channel Click Here to view more reviews/tutorials. 

xx/Vanessa

Thursday, 9 June 2016

Maybelline Fit Me! Matte+Poreless Foundation Review

Today we will be reviewing the Maybelline Fit Me! Matte+Poreless Liquid Foundation - something I was determined to review because it's had so many mixed reviews.
To purchase this item CLICK HERE

Claims
"Fit Me! Matte + Poresless from Maybelline New York goes beyond skin tone matching to fit the unique texture issues of normal to oily skin for the ultimate natural skin fit. While some foundations can exaggerate pores and oily skin, only our pore-minimising foundation contains our genius blurring micro-powders that erase pores and absorbs oil for a naturally matte and poreless-looking finish. 
  • Blotting micro powders absorbs oil for a matte finish
  • Lightweight blur technology erases pores for an airbrushed look"
- Via Maybelline New York Website CLICK HERE

Packaging

      • 30mls/1 FL.OZ. 
      • Glass bottle with plastic lid
      • No Pump
      • Shade labelled on the top of the lid

 



















Ingredients
Water, Cyclohexasiloxane, Nylon-12, Isododecane, Alcohol Denat, Cyclopentasiloxane, PEG-10 Dimethicone, Cetyl PEG/PPG-10/1 Dimethicone, PEG-20, Polyglyceryl-4 Isostearate, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Phenoxyethanol, Magnesium Sulfate, Disodium Stearoyl Glutamate, HDI/Trimethylol Hexyllactone Crosspolymer, Titanium Dioxide, Methylparaben, Acrylates Copolymer, Tocopherol, Butylparaben, Aluminum Hydroxide, Alumina, Silica, Glycerin +/- (CI 77891/Titanium Dioxide, CI 77491/CI 77492/CI 77499/Iron Oxides)

Trial 

 Initial Application

 Before Shot - Sun screen and lip balm

  • A lot of hyper pigmentation.
  • Healing pimples
  • Dark under eye circles

After Shot - After One Layer
  • Thin consistency
  • Easy to blend
  • Light weight
  • Evens skin tone
  • Buildable coverage
  • Healing pimples are still visible with one light layer
  • Under Eye circles are reduced but still visible
  • Satin finish (matte but not powdery)
  • Natural Finish
  • Pores are still visible
  • Clings to dry patches
Makeup Of The Day 
  • No setting/primers

Close Ups
  • No white cast
  • No flash back
  • Looks natural 
  • Clings to dry areas
  • Pores are still very visible
  • Emphasis uneven skin texture

4 Hours Wear

  • Shine along four head
  • No caking or creasing 
  • Still remains natural
8 Hours Wear

  • Oily
  • Caking along four head 
  • Faded around nostrils 
  • Feels heavy on the skin
Final Verdict
It's not a foundation I would ever repurchase. The market this foundation is targeting is those with oily skin. Yes, it does start off as a matte/satin finish, but how long it lasts that way is questionable since only 2 hours into wear I noticed my oil was coming through. 
Along with oily skin comes blemishes and problematic skin, and yet this foundation didn't conceal those concerns. 
It had claimed to be a pore minimising foundation and yet my pores were visible and emphasised. 
I did however, enjoy the natural finish it initially gave my skin, but the finish isn't enough for me to be convinced in buying it again - I'm all about the lasting power and how well it maintains my complexion throughout the day. 
It doesn't live up to it's actual product name "Matte+Poreless". 
All I am is confused when I use this product, fair enough it doesn't suit my skin type (oily combination) and yet how can it suit normal/dry when it emphasis and clings to dry patches? Not too sure where they were going with this one but it was a miss. 

How did you guys find this foundation? How did you guys make it work?

I hope you all found this review helpful. CLICK HERE to view and subscribe to my youtube channels for more girl talk. 

xx/Vanessa


Thursday, 26 May 2016

K-Beauty Inspired Winter Makeup Tutorial

I've recently uploaded a Winter Makeup Tutorial inspired by Korean Makeup Techniques. I didn't fully submerge the entire tutorial on K-beauty Techniques since there is still so much to learn, but I've applied a few that have really gained a lot of my interest.
In the process of creating this makeup look I made sure to make this all season friendly, whether you are currently experiencing Summer or are in the midst of hitting Winter - all you have to do is switch up the lip colour.

Episode

Products Used
Australis Oh Hai Brow Shaping Kit

Maybelline Fit Me! Matte+Poreless Liquid Foundation

NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer

Australis AC ON TOUR Contouring & Highlighting Kit

Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder "Etheral Light"

- Maybelline Blush "Ravishing Rouge"
DISCONTINUED

Rimmel Scandal Eyes Eyeshadow Stick "Bulletproof Beige"

Kat Von D Shade+Light Eyeshadow Palette

Maybelline Color Tattoo Pure Pigment "Improper Copper"

Etude House Dear Girls, Cute Eyes Maker

Etude House Play 101 Pencil #5

Essence Kajal Eye Pencil "Teddy"

Tony Moly Prestige Super-Proof Eyeliner #02 Brown

- Fashion 21 Double Up Mascara
ONLY AVAILABLE IN PHILIPPINES

-  NYC Lovatics By Demi Lip & Cheek Tint "Cheeky Berry"


Wednesday, 25 May 2016

What's In My Bag 2016


Hey loves!
A woman's handbag... is full of secrets. haha not really, but it can be chaotic with the amount of thing's us woman need on the go. On this weeks episode I give you guys a look into my handbag, how I organise it and what I always carry around with me.
I hope you all enjoy this episode. Don't forget to subscribe CLICK HERE to get instant notifications on new episodes uploaded to the channel.
MWAH!
xx/Vanessa


Tuesday, 10 May 2016

Product Review : Neutrogena Skin Clearing Liquid Foundation


Today we will be reviewing a new obsession of mine (for a very good reason which I will explain later on in the post). The Neutrogena Skin Clearing Liquid Foundation. 

Claims

"Don't just cover up, clear up!
Neutrogena SkinClearing® oil-free makeup is the first and only liquid foundation formulated with MicroClear® technology to not only treat blemishes, but to also help prevent emerging breakouts. MicroClear® technology boosts the power of salicylic acid by breaking through oil and unclogging pores for fast acne relief.
Its shine-free, natural coverage lets skin breathe and won't clog pores.
Now available in 14 beautifully matched shades designed to work across all ethnicities & skin tones. In fact, in a consumer test 100% of women found their perfect match.
  • Natural look, breathable feel
  • MicroClear® technology treats and helps prevent breakouts
  • Controls shine and won't clog pores
  • 14 shades " 
- via Neutrogena Website CLICK HERE



Packaging

  • 30mls of product/1 FL OZ
  • No pump
  • Thick, clear, glass bottle
  • Plastic lid
  • Shade name on the lid









Ingredients
Active Ingredients: 
Salicylic Acid 0.5%. 

Inactive Ingredients: Water, Cyclomethicone, Cyclopentasiloxane, Talc, C12 15 Alkyl Benzoate, Dipropylene Glycol, Polyglyceryl 4 Oleate, Silicone Polyether Copolymer, Synthetic Wax, Chamomila Recuita (Matricaria) Flower Extract (Chamomilla Recutita), C12 15 Alkyl Lactate, Cocamidopropyl PG-Dimonium Chloride Phosphate, Aloe Vera (Aloe Barbadensis) Leaf Juice, Retinyl Acetate (Vitamin A), Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E), Cetyl Lactate, Pantothenic Acid, Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C), Polysilicone 11, Polymethylmethacrylate, Dimethicone, Quaternium 18 Hectorite, PEG 8 Propylene Glycol Cocoate, Silica, Silica Silylate, Alumina, Polyhydroxystearic Acid, Benzalkonium Chloride Solution, Ethylene Brassylate, Propylene Carbonate, Sodium Chloride, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Diazolidinyl Urea. 

May Contain: Iron Oxides, Titanium Dioxide.


Trial
Before recording the use of this foundation I had a major (MAJOR!) breakout happen to my skin, so what better time to test the claims of this foundation than during the healing process of acne? 

Before application
Sunscreen & Eye Cream only
After one light layer
blended out with a damp beauty sponge
After full face of makeup
Concealer used. No setting powder, primers or sprays used. 


  • Coverage? 4/5
  • Buildable? 4/5
  • Natural Finish? 5/5
  • Evens skin? 4/5
  • Blendable? 5/5
  • Breathable/Comfortable? 5/5

After 4 hrs wear
  • No signs of oiliness
  • No signs of fading coverage in any areas
  • No signs of caking, flaking or patchiness
  • Still comfortable
  • Still maintains a natural finish

After 9 hours wear
  • Oily along forehead
  • Coverage has worn off along my nose and cheeks (where I tend to touch)
  • No signs of dry patches or creasing

Final Verdict
I am, like mentioned before, a fan of this foundation. A few weeks ago my skin decided to go haywire and have a mental breakdown... or breakout I should say. So I opted for this foundation in hopes to be able to "conceal" my acne without irritating or encouraging it. 
I found that no, it doesn't give you the appearance of flawless and amazing skin (because honestly, what foundation hides the texture of bumpy acne?), but it does help even out the skin tone, tones down the redness that acne sometimes brings and doesn't irritate or aggravate the acne in any shape, way or form. 
You would expect that wearing foundation over your pimples hinders or stops it from healing, but I didn't find that happening with this. 
I also didn't see myself falling into that vicious cycle of "I wear foundation because I have acne, but I have acne because I wear foundation". 
Now I'm not saying that it completely healed and cured my acne, because I am using it in conjunction with other acne treatments that seem to be working and helping my skin. But it does compliment my acne treatment and doesn't irritate my skin. 

It contains Salicylic acid 0.5% which is about the same as an acne treatment cleanser. If you don't know what salicylic acid does, it pretty much slows down the shedding of cells to prevent the clogging of pores and helps break down blackheads and whiteheads. So if you do suffer from acne or frequent breakouts, a foundation contain a healthy amount of salicylic acid will do good for you. 

I love the finish of the foundation, out of ALL the drugstore foundations I've ever tried, this by far has the most natural skin like finish.
I, like most oily skinned girls, am always looking for that foundation that has a "luminous" and "natural glow" finish, but doesn't make me turn greasy after 2 hours wearing, but as we know that type of product is very difficult to find... until this foundation. It gives me that natural luminous glow without making my skin overly oily, yes if you want to wear this longer than 9 hours you will need to blot, set and powder... but 9 hours wear oil free is amazing enough for me.

This foundation can't be flawless can it? No, it isn't. I do have a pickle. Packaging. It's always the packaging. We all know how fickle some people can be about packaging, and I'm sorry but a glass bottle (without a pump) isn't travel friendly or economical. I found myself always getting more product out of the bottle than needed/wanted because it doesn't have a pump... but I guess it's the product inside that matters? oh well.

Apart from the packaging and lack of coverage, I give this product an overall rating 4/5. I find that out of all my foundations (high end and drugstore) this will be one that I will forever restock and use. 

If you are interested in purchasing this item CLICK HERE to order online. 

I hope you all found this review thorough and helpful. How did you guys find the product? Did it work well for you? 

Thank you for visiting today's post!
xoxo/ Vanessa

Friday, 8 April 2016

GRWM Tangerine Lips

This has been a favourite makeup look of mine when I really want to go for that Summer glow. This is a Get Ready With Me episode, with tips on how to achieve that ultimate sun kissed complexion and rock that bold tangerine lip that you know you want to try.








Products Used


Alright ya'll I hope you all enjoyed this episode. Don't forget to subscribe to my youtube channel CLICK HERE. Thanks so much for visiting and I'll see you all on my next post. 

Ciao Bella!

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