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Wednesday, July 30, 2014

✿Sakura Creamy✿ Palty Hairdye Review

Hi everyone! I recently colored my hair since my roots were growing out a lot. I didn't want to go to a salon because money has been tight since I moved out. I decided to go back to the box dyes and just do it myself. I didn't really want any of the colors in the Palty Foam Hairdye line (which I've done a review on, you can see it here and here) so I decided to try the original dye line.
I picked out the color Sakura Creamy. I wanted something less ashy so I figured a warmer color like this would be nice for the summer. I picked these up from a local Pricesmart for about $12-13/box. I needed 4 boxes because my roots were so long and my hair is crazy thick, which surprisingly enough still came up cheaper than if I went to a salon Q__Q (I was quoted something along the lines of $120??? Like whatttt)
Palty color chart~
What the box looks like
Stuff in the box
Here's what my hair looked like before the application
As you can see it's pretty dark. You can barely even see where it's actually colored lol. I don't know why I always wait this long to get my hair done ;^;

Anyways, I applied the dye to my roots and let it sit for about ~45 minutes or so. Then I went over all my hair with the remaining amount of dye and let that sit for ~20 minutes before rinsing everything out. Here are the results!
I was quite surprised at how well the color turned out! As you can see, my hair is much more vibrant and lively than it was in the before pictures. Time for the review!
Coverage/Colour: ♥♥♥♥♥
As always, I am extremely impressed with Palty's color and coverage. It covered my roots flawlessly and revived the color on the rest of my hair.

Packaging: ♥♥♥♥
Gotta love the traditional squeeze bottle that hair dyes come with. Everything was cute, and easy to use. The instructions were in English too!

Price: ♥♥♥♥♥
Super affordable, even though I bought 4 boxes the total was still around ~$50 after tax. If you grab them while they're on sale I think they go for around ~$9-10 a box.

Overall Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥
Love love love this product so much! I think I might even prefer this over the foam line because it's a lot less easier to apply with the squeeze bottle (just shake up the product inside and apply!). The color payoff is gorgeous and it's very affordable. I highly recommend you guys check these out. I know they've been out for a while now but if you haven't tried them yet, you really should~ You can find these dyes at any Asian supermarket such as T&T!
Thank you guys so much for reading! I hope you found this informative and helpful <3 Catch you guys later~

Monday, July 28, 2014

Short & Sweet [Small Update]

Hi again my sweet and lovely readers~ Today I just wanted to share some updates about things that have been going on in my life and just do a little personal post.
I'm currently in the final term of school so if I pass all my courses and compile a strong enough portfolio I'll be graduating in October! However the workload from school has significantly increased, to the point where I'm considering quitting my job. Other than that, everything has been great. I've been trying to get fit and draw more. Koji is doing fine as well. It's been really hot in Vancouver lately, so much so I feel like I'm melting the minute I step out of bed ;n;

Today will be my last day working at Forever21. In the last year and a half I've learned a lot about myself and people in general. Although I will miss my coworkers, I think it's for the best~
My posts have been super slow and I'm sorry for the delay. I have so much I want to write about but I don't really have the time to put the posts together ;^; Now that I don't have my job anymore, I think I will have more time to update so I'll try my very best to get some interesting content out.

For now, here's some recent pictures of my makeup <3 I've been trying out different lash pairings and changing up the way I do my eyeshadow/liner on the lower lash line (but I guess you can't really see in the pictures because of the filters ;^; ). I've been trying to contour my nose more as well but I guess you can't see that either Q__Q
Anyways, that's all for now. I'll catch you guys later~

Friday, July 4, 2014

[Sponsored] Born Pretty Store - Highlighting Lip Tint Concealer Eye Stick

Hello my dear readers! I'm so sorry for taking so long to update. I had such a busy two weeks as my school term came to an end. I have been looking for another job and I also went to a convention this past weekend to promote my board game, Sweet Sabotage but I'll talk about that more in a separate post~

Today I'll be reviewing a highlighting lip tint concealer eye stick kindly sponsored by Born Pretty Store. Remember you can still use the coupon code CHUH10 for 10% off your purchase from their website!

Closeup of the product
Swatch on the left side~
Applied on my lips
Full face with product on my lips.
Excuse my derpy face ;n;
Packaging: ♥♥♥♥♥
I love that this is a twist up stick and not one of those traditional pencil products that require a sharpener. It really makes for an easier time getting the product out. It's also quite small so you can throw it in your purse or pocket and have it with you all day.

Application: ♥♥♥♥
The product itself is very smooth and creamy, however after it is applied it can feel a little greasy. I've only used this as a lip product so I can't comment on how it is as an eye product.

Color: ♥♥♥
The color is very faint and shimmery. I feel like it doesn't really show up too well on my lips, instead it dilutes my natural lip color into a more nudy color.

Overall: ♥♥♥
I'm not in love with this product. I've tried other lip crayons, such as the Revlon ones that perform much better and have a better color payout. I'll try using this as an eye product (perhaps a primer or brightener) and see how things go. I wouldn't recommend this as a lip product though >__<;;
Again I'm really sorry for the delay on this post. I hope you found it informative and helpful. I've got a lot to talk about in my next couple posts so please come back and visit soon! Don't forget you can use the coupon code CHUH10 for 10% off your purchase from the Born Pretty Store site! See you guys soon <3

Monday, June 16, 2014

[Sponsored] Born Pretty Store - Almonds Oil Natural Cream Moisture Gloss Lip Stick Review

Hey everyone! I hope you're all doing well. Today I'm going to review the Almonds Oil Natural Cream Moisture Gloss Lip Stick that was kindly sponsored to me by Born Pretty Store.

Don't forget you can also use the code CHUH10 for 10% off your purchase at the Born Pretty Store website!
Here's a photo from the website. I asked for the color 02.
Photo from the website

This is what it looked like when I got it:
You can see a swatch on the right~
Here are some photos with me wearing the lipstick (I'm also using the foundation from this review in these pictures as well!):
Packaging: ♥♥♥♥♥
The packaging is small and compact. Although the product is sold for cheap, the packaging feels far from that. The cap snaps to close and the lipstick stays put (doesn't wobble around inside the tube).

Application: ♥♥♥♥♥
This lip stick glides on really smoothly. It's creamy and very moisturizing, kind of like those lip butters from Revlon. It doesn't settle into my lips and actually lasts a very long time without reapplication!

Color: ♥♥♥♥
The lip stick is stunning and true to the tube's color. As you can see from the swatch picture, it's very pigmented. Although I have some filters in the pictures above, you can still very clearly see the lip color.

Overall: ♥♥♥♥♥
This has got to be one of my favorite lipsticks of all time! It reminds me a lot of my favorite NARS lipstick in Roman Holiday (pictured below). Although the staying power is not as good as NARS, with the price tag of $4.26 (versus $30), I'd say this is a fantastic alternative.
Thank you once again for reading! I hope to put up the final lip product review sometime at the end of this week. I'm heading into my last week of school so I'll be working hard trying to get all my projects done ;^; I still have a lot of exciting posts to make, so please be sure to visit again soon! 

Remember you can also use the coupon code CHUH10 for a discount on your purchase at Born Pretty Store! Talk to you guys again soon~

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