Saturday, 31 January 2015


Konbanwa wagashi-domo!

Been neglected your skin for the rest of 2014?? nah, don't worry because your skin won't dying!
As now it's already 2015, why not pamper your skin and beautify them once again??

Here goes my 2015 skin care regime that I did to turn back the time for my skin (a lil bit at least..haha) and hopefully it can gives you an idea of what to use for your 2015 beauty regime if you're still confuse!
First and foremost, thanks to The Butterfly Project Malaysia and all of the sponsors for the products given!

These products that I got is just so perfect to fix my recent woes regarding my hair and skin.


From left: Nature Republic Snail Solution Hydrogel Mask Sheet, Always 21 Aloe Vera Soothing Gel Mist, Maxtrix Biolage Colorlast Shampoo, Indeed Labs Hydraluron Moisture Boosting Mask, and L'occitane Arlésienne Velvet Hand Cream


Matrix Biolage Colorlast Shampoo for color-treated hair.

Okay, because it'll be kinda weird if I did't explain it in the first place so I would say frankly and honestly here that I do hair coloring though I'm a hijabist now....it's sort of addiction since I was still in a middle school years back then (that time I was still a free hair girl..but even though I'm already a hijabist now I finds myself is still addicted to it, but now I will just do it for my own self-satisfaction at home)



3 weeks after usage I can see that my colored hair is preserved and most importantly it makes my hair smooth and manageable! (no more tangled ends!!) I used to have a damaged hair due to a frequent post-coloring, as now my hair became so long already and yet, I'm still haven't chop off the ends, so the brown tone of the previous coloring still stayed there though vaguely and it does seems like it was in the verge of disappearing (it makes my hair looks pretty dull with that faded tone duh!).

However, Matrix Biolage Colorlast Shampoo hold the color a little bit longer (I can tell this from the current color vibrancy after using the shampoo). I also loves the Orchid scent that this shampoo have, feels like I'm having an aromatherapy in Spa every time I wash my hair! As a conclusion, it nourishes and protects to help maintain the depth, tone and shine of color-treated hair besides purifies with its low pH as it helps prolong color vibrancy.  It is very surprising too to learn that this shampoo is parabens free because parabens would give you a consequences in the long run.



Conversing about the Aloe Vera, I guess everybody is now aware of its benefits and goodness towards skin rite? Always 21 products is mainly formulated with Aloe Vera and made it Korea. As how everybody have already learnt, Aloe Vera is great to sooth the irritated skin, be it caused by the sunburn or miscellaneous. It helps keeping the skin well moisturized and prevent the dryness. I have a dry skin and been using this on a daily basis as my moisturizer after I have my bath for a weeks, and all I can say is this is so convenient and I do love it to the max! I hate the cream typed product because it often clogs my pores with its rich consistency. Mist typed product like this is way more convenient because no rubbing is needed like how you would do to a cream typed face stuff.


 All you need to do is to spray it all over you face, and dab it gently to ensure a full absorption.

Above is how it will looks like when it was sprayed on the skin. The other things I love about this Always 21 Aloe Vera Soothing Gel Mist is that it's absorbs pretty fast and leaves no inconvenient feels on skin. I used this under my makeup too to helps promote the glowing and well moisturized look, and it does prevent my makeup from looking flaky. This is best to be used before and after touch up. Will carry this around in my handbag to everywhere I go now!



I don't have a too dry hands, so I just need something to nourishes them. When you say L'occitane, who will deny its quality over quantity?? This L'occitane Arlésienne Velvet Hand Cream have that violet flower scent which is sometimes my kinda temperament!

The non-sticky and fast absorbing hand cream that gives a velvety finish to my hands..
What else good to say about them when they did gives more??
Hit it with love!!

Any K-popers here?? Well then..this Nature Republic Snail Solution Hydrogel Mask Sheet might just be your thingy. First, as an eye candy for the packaging (because K-pop boy band, EXO's oppas faces was emblazoned on haha) and as well as a hydration for the gel mask. I simply prefer the gel mask as they gives a full hydration, plus with that snail secretion filtrate it soothes the distressed skin while gently embracing the surface of the face, moisturizing from inside out. After 20 minutes chilling with the face mask on..my skin became more hydrated, soft and elastic, how can I not [heart] this mask huh??

Another mask that also have won my heart is this Hydraluron Moisture Boosting Mask from Indeed Laboratories! Made in Japan (I'm a die-hard fan for almost any Japanese products okeh!), and relieves the thirst of the over-dry skin like mine! When your skin is asking for more, just quench them with this mask! With only 15 minutes, I can feel that my skin is more plumped, hydrated and even glowing! Now I can brag about my skin hahaha!

This post completes all of The Butterfly Project Malaysia Beauty Box Review Challenge!
I hope you guys have a fun read!! Do check all of the previous review posts of The Butterfly Project Beauty Box that I wrote below if you like!



Photo captured at Legoland Malaysia

Today is gonna be a last day of January 2015, now it's time to say hello to February!
How was your entire January? I hope it was a fabulous one like mine!
Goodbye January and.......

Happy February now guys!!


See you guys on my next post!


-Jia Jia-




Thursday, 29 January 2015


Hi tomato soup!!

Since the early of the last year I have been a quite simple girl, I wasn't that adversely affected if I did't own a lot of blusher in my makeup stash since I'm only that crazy over eye makeup, thus collecting eye makeup such as eyeshadow palettes and falsies is my only domain.

Turning 2015, I felt that I have that vacancy in my makeup stash for the blusher part especially in pinky and rosy shades. I'm always a fan of Gyaru makeup therefore with a lack of blusher in rosy shades I can't really be satisfied with the outcome of the gyaru makeup that I did.

And I did bought one from my favorite brand, CandyDoll(キャンディドール)during Christmas ago, just that I'm a little bit in insurgency because this is the only shade that left, the others were all sold out (it was during Christmas after all, what to expect rite) @____@

Nevermind, I'll catch the others up next time!



Not to mince more words as you can see from above, it offers that bulky but simple packaging, with the sticker of Tsu-chan face sticked on top, do I really need to say that it looks lovely when you can see how lovely it is?? Hahaha


The transparent circle on top allows us to see the beautiful shades inside, paired with the roses and crown details to make the packaging looks lovely & adorable, the golden "Candy Doll" with a cute font also gives a princessy statement. In addition, I also love the light pink color that this packaging have, a girl should always go in pink rite? haha

Forthrightly, this cheek color duo comes in a very lightweight and petite packaging, this kinda size is easy to be carried around everywhere in your handbag and very travel-friendly..the only exception is that this cheek color duo doesn't included with a mini cheek brush and mini mirror. You really need to bring those two if you want to use this when you're away from home.


Just how it was named, Candy Doll Cheek Color Duo comes with a duo colors of blusher, I would say the Strawberry shade is the only blusher, because the Marshmallow Purple working more as a highlighter than a blusher, but the combination of these two really makes a pop on your cheeks, it will create that really pigmented soft pinkish finish that I really adore from the Gyaru popteen models!


Marshmallow Purple - Looks pale purplish in color but when you apply it on the skin it's actually just a highlighter that contains not too much shimmers, but of course, I just love it like this, I hate to looks like a disco ball when I'm wearing a super shimmery highlighter on cheeks.

Strawberry - It looks almost like a fuchsia pink in color but when it was applied on the skin it's just a very nice soft pink, but the color is even prettier if it was combined with a Marshmallow Purple highlighter because it gives a little bit glow and the hint of the pale purplish shade turns the soft pink color to a milky pink color. This kinda pink on cheeks really reminds me of a Purikura..hiks!

And of course, both colors gives a great pigmentation.

This is how the combination of both would result in color, a soft milky pink which is also the key of a kawaii dolly Gyaru look!


I've fallen in love with all the shades that Candy Doll Cheek Color Duo offers! I hope I will get my hands on them soon if I have an extra pocket money to go on splurging again haha!

The shades from left: Aurora White & Candy Pink, Cream Beige & Pink Flamingo, Marshmallow Purple & Strawberry and Peach Pink & Rose Pink.

All of these shades are all lovely in my point of view!


Name: Candy Doll Cheek Color Duo in Marshmallow Purple & Strawberry
Made in: Japan
Price: RM59.00
Availability: Sasa nationwide
Net weight: -


Pros

  • Adorable packaging
  • Travel-friendly size & lightweight
  • Great pigmentation & soft

Cons

  • Doesn't come with a mini mirror & mini cheek brush


Recently I did my 2015 quick anime makeup look, featuring Candy Doll Color Duo Cheek in Marshmallow Purple & Strawberry. As how it was perceived, this is how it will looks like on the cheeks. Overall, I'm really satisfied with it and definitely it looks like this is gonna be my favorite at the moment!

Do click [HERE] to see the full tutorial with a products used for the look on this previous post!


See you guys on my next post!


-Jia Jia-





Thursday, 22 January 2015


Peekaboo namagashi!!

The brown or earthy brown tones is really pretty to almost everybody, I do also think brownish tones can suit my total complexion, thus having an eyeshadow with brown tones would be right up my alley..because whenever I wear a brown tones eyeshadow my friends will always compliment it because it will makes my eyes look more bigger, larger, and on top of that looks pretty natural.



I've been a fan of Tsu-chan (Tsubasa Masuwaka) since a long time ago and to be frank, I've collected a lot of her Dolly Wink eyelahses because they're too pretty & cute that I can't resist!! But so far never bought other products from Dolly Wink apart from just her eyelashes. I could say this is my first time using their eyeshadow, though I know this already existed in the market before and even now with the new packaging. (some of the old version eyeshadows is now discontinued) Dolly Wink's eyeshadow palette is quite popular too, that's why I chose to try it.

It just comes with that simple bulky packaging, yet still looks adorable because there's a Tsu-chan's face on it!



I really like how pretty and fun-sized the packaging is, the small round packaging is really lightweight and indeed a travel-friendly too, the swirls details on it also illustrate the femininity of a girl and it looks super super lovely! Moreover, the transparent heart on top of the palette with a "Dolly Wink" print looks so gorgeous & fantasy because we can see the colors of the eyeshadow inside the palette. How nice it is isn't it!

But one thing to remind you girls is this palette comes with no mirror at all as your "Mr.assistant", so you need to have a small mirror with you if you want to use it anywhere.



Each of the Dolly Wink eyeshadows comes in 4 colors. The small dual function applicator is also very convenient for the girls on the go, one side with a normal oval sponge tip for the wide application on the eyelid, and another side is more pointy which is to be used at the inner or outer corner of the eyes.



Each of their eyeshadows are normally labelled from the left as it goes from "A" to "D". This eyeshadow is real soft!! I rarely encounter a soft typed eyeshadow at the moment but this one is just so soft and stunningly high pigmented in color! One swatch can already resulted in an intense look! I is damn loving this! Each colors and the applicator hole is placed just neatly too.


The swatch of this palette

A- Light caramel Shade (Apply it on the whole eyelids to balance out the color)

B- Light gold shimmery shade (For the inner corner of the eyes or along the eye bag to accentuate the innocent look that was popularized by Korean actresses & Kyary Pamyu Pamyu since last year)

C- Warm burgundy brown shade (I usually blend it out on my crease to create a depth which can makes my eyes looks more bigger, or at the outer corner)

D- Dark greyish shade (It looks like so but when you apply it on the skin it will looks dark brown in color and you can blend it out on the outer crease for a more depth detail)

Other than specified, of course you can use it in anyway you like.
I tried to wear it for the whole day to see how long the shades from the eyeshadow can last on my eyelids and I can say that it can stay up to 5 hours before it start to be oxidized and less seen (Depends on skin types whether you're dry or oily). You can make the color stay more longer by wearing an eye primer.


Koji Dolly Wink eyeshadow palette comes in a 3 different shades, No.01 Brown, No.02 Pink Brown and No.03 Smoky Brown.


This is how you can create the Tsu-chan's natural brown eye makeup, you can refer to the color's codes on above to be more clear with the application tips.


And taddah! This is how the final look will looks like. In this photo, I wore an EOS 3 tones Pink contacts, with a Koji Dolly Wink Eyelash in 102 Pure Chocolate (click [HERE] for the lashes review), it is a demi lashes.

Sorry if the photo is not that clear, I did't have a time to take a proper photo so I just cropped the photo I found in my PC where I was wearing the eyeshadow on my eyes for the class..gomenasai hehe

Nevertheless the point is to show the colors when it was applied on the eyes.
Pretty brown tones they have don't they?


Name: Koji Dolly Wink Eyeshadow in No.1 Brown
Made in: Japan
Price: RM78.90
Availability: Sasa nationwide
Net weight: -


Pros

  • Adorable packaging
  • Travel-friendly size & lightweight
  • High pigmented & soft eyeshadows
  • Comes with a dual function applicator

Cons

  • Doesn't come with a mini mirror
  • Quite pricey for just a small palette


I think this one can last me for the long run since I don't use eyeshadow on a daily basis, but of course this is my current favorite at the moment! 


See you guys on my next post!


-Jia Jia-





Wednesday, 21 January 2015


Konnichiwa ginger cream brulee!!

what's today? ouh I see it has been a week since a new year celebration, well I guess time flies by really fast these days deshou? (deshou= Isn't it in Japanese)

Do you guys still remember that recently (about a week ago) I just posted about the Shizens Lip Tattoo review? Therefore, check that out if you like to know about it [HERE]
It's like my "aibou"(aibou=homie/partner in Japanese) you know, that I've been madly in love with!

In days gone by, I've always wanted to do a pictorial (a picture tutorial) sooo much! it was all started when I first saw the Stella Lee's makeup pictorial, besides thinking it was cute I do also think it is a good idea for a tutorial that people can easily refer to, it is less complex and easy to go after.

So...not to talk too long for the intro, I've done my own pictorial that was greatly inspired by Stella-chan! (you have no idea how much I love her! hehe) I wanted to do something simple but also cute at the same time, so I just did this look that I, myself called as a "Quick Anime Meiku" which means a "Quick Anime Makeup", "meiku" literally means "make" in Japanese pronunciation, but basically when a Japanese use it..it is meant to say "makeup". Trust me, it's only takes you less than 10 mins!

I've never really done an anime makeup before, but recently I've been fastidiously doing a research over anime makeup because I wanted to cosplay on this year since I will graduate on April. (I'm a fan of manga & anime if you did't know) The vital point of anime makeup is more on the eyes & contouring the face..also not to forget their super thin eyebrows. However, since I just want to make it easier (it is a quick anime makeup anyway kan?), I skipped the eyebrows part and only emphasize it on the eyes & lips.

So Taddahh!! after did quite a lot of research about the anime eyes to interpret it into something more simplified..here goes my 2015 quick anime meiku!



More clarified, before I start the eye makeup I was ready with a Colorvue 3 Tones contacts in Green, then I've applied a layer of my holy grail foundation, KATE Powderless Liquid For Cover (click [HERE] for the full review) that will turn to a powdery finish after 15s of application (definitely needs no powder to finish the makeup), and the Garnier BB Eye Roll On to cover up my huge dark circle around my eyes. After that I've put on the Koji Dolly Wink Eyeshadow Palette in No.01 Brown (click [HERE] for the full review). I also used the Candy Doll (キャンディドール) by Tsubasa Masuwaka Cheek Color Duo in Marshmallow Purple & Strawberry for my cheeks (click [HERE] for the full review).

And at the end of the look I've put on my Koji Dolly Wink Eyelash in No. 16 Dolly Mix (click [HERE] for the full review)

Let me know if you guys wanna know in details for any of these products mentioned? I probably will make a reviews later for you guys (for the products which haven't been reviewed yet)..hehe

Now, this is what complete my quick 2015 anime makeup! I received all of these 4 together in the beauty box that I got during the last Christmas dinner with butterflies! Thank you so much to The Butterfly Project Malaysia! also not to forget the dearest generous sponsors! I will use these products with love and care *promise*


Collection Hotlights Lipgloss in no.4 Sparkle, Maybelline Color Show Nail Lacquer in 004 Berry Sexy, Maybelline Baby Lips Electro Pop in Pink Shock, and Koji Dolly Wink Liquid Eyeliner in Deep Black



Let's talk about Maybelline Color Show Nail Lacquer first, this nail polish has already in the market since December 2014, thanks to the Maybelline Malaysia for the last event that I attended with them introducing this range named "Color Show", thus I've acknowledged this range and so far have collected some of them. Click [HERE] to know more about the Maybelline Color Show.

I really do love the "Maleficent-like" colors which have a dark purple kind of shades, it looks very sexy and appealing to me..thus the first time realizing I got this color in the beauty box I was like OMGeee! Damn love it! Color Show Nail Lacquer is also famous with its breathable formula!
This product is available at all the participating pharmacies nationwide at only RM9.90! You think you have misread?? NO, it is really sold at only RM9.90!


Maybelline Color Show Nail Lacquer in 004 Berry Sexy



Next, the new favorite item is this Baby Lips Electro Pop in Pink Shock, also from Maybelline!
Loving this to the max! I actually a fan of Lip Ice lip balm so I have collected a whole bunch of them and never really bought any Baby Lips lip balm before, this is my first Baby Lips products *shy* Nonetheless this lip balm is like heaven because I love the yummy fruity scent it have! *sniffing* (reminds me of the push pops' smell!) The light glossy feel & color it gives on the lips is also very convenient, I hate a too glossy lip balm yah...I do also feels sexy with that bold hot pink packaging it have! Everything about it is nice ah, this is my must have item for now!

Oh, if you don't know, this is a second version of Baby Lips, that is why it was named as "Baby Lips Electro Pop". Baby Lips & Baby Lips Electro Pop is different based on the packaging and their shades. You can find this at all participating pharmacies nationwide too at only RM14.90!



Hotlights Lipgloss by Collection Cosmetics, what does the things that pop up in your mind by hearing that "hotlights" word? Any idea? well in my case, I just think "bah, it's just the name" not until I found out and said "bahhh!! honto ni??!!" (honto ni=really/it's that really in Japanese)



It have an LED lights under the cap!! it's two of them placed at the opposite corner with each other. I only encountered it once I twisted the wand up to swatch the color, and seriously I was amazed & dumbfounded like wooaaa thinking how can they ever think to make such product?? This is amazing!
The LED lights is only lights up whenever you twisted the wand up to use it, as long as the cap is closed, it will never lights up. The mini rectangular mirror on the side of the square tube make it easy for the girls to use it anywhere they like. I called it the "assistant" haha

This lipgloss is very pearlescent pink in color with a shimmers! this kind of color and shimmer is really suitable to be applied on the center of the lips especially if you want to create such perky anime or gyaru lips! Can be found at Watsons nationwide at only RM24.90.


The swatch of Collection Hotlights Lipgloss in no.4 Sparkle


Koji Dolly Wink Liquid Eyeliner in Deep Black



The fine tip of this eyeliner that creates a precise application is something deserves to be complimented!
Not to mention that this brand is also one of the top favorite of mine because it was produced by Tsu-chan! (Tsubasa Masuwaka). Tsu-chan is a famous Japanese Popteen model, singer and she is the most biggest influencer & a favorite idol for the Japanese Gyaru fashion, makeup & style!

The color of this eyeliner is very dark and deep in black, suitable for that dolly look! it gives no smudge and the color is long lasting! Definitely a regret if you don't go for it! Besides, I also love how cute and tiny the packaging is, it make it easier for me to bring it around in my bag for my eyes touch up! Go find it in any SASA outlets nationwide at only RM55.90!


Also, check out the other review [HERE] if you like!

It's a wrap now! How do you like my 2015 quick anime makeup?? I hope you do like it, if you don't then just like it! Hahaha *kidding* If you want to say something about the look just fire it away, but please mind your words! Thanks for having a time to drop by here anyway!


See you guys on my next post!


-Jia Jia-




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