Friday, December 27, 2013

Korean Cosmetics and Skin Care Haul

 Hello Sweeties ^.^ Hope you all had wonderful Holiday Celebrations. I definitely enjoyed a nice calorie-filled christmas.  I know I haven't been very consistent with this blog, but things are about to change.  Along with me being more active, I will be making design changes here and there so please look forward to that. 

On to the Haul..
I recently made a big purchase from Korea for various BB Creams, CC Creams, Make-up , and Skincare products :) From brands like Skin79, Etude House, Tony Moly, Dr. Jart+, The Face Shop, Skinfood, Laneige, 3 Concept Eyes, Holika Holika and Leader's Insolution. So lots and lots of reviews coming hehe. I also just got the Urban Decay Naked 3 Palette, I'm so excited to play with it.

I am looking forward to getting this blog going. Please subscribe if you want to see the reviews or just to keep posted
thank you!!
xoxo Mari

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Skin79 Pink BB Cream Fake or Real: How to authenticate 2013

As you may know, there are a bunch of skin79 bb cream fakes being sold out there, It's never a good feeling to get duped so hopefully this will help better arm you in your online shopping adventures.

I've noticed people freaking out, thinking they got a fake product just because there was no authenticity sticker on their BB cream. Well, skin79 continually changes the product packaging to help prevent counterfeiting. As of January 2013 they have removed the authenticity label as well as several little changes to help you differentiate real from fake.

Here are some photos of an authentic skin79 Pink Triple Functions BB cream bought recently , straight from South Korea:

Side by side comparison with an old very used bottle from 2010
The new bottle is shorter
Both are Authentic

Description and directions available in English, Japanese, Chinese, and Korean printed on the inside.

Bottom of the box shows manufactured date and then expiration date
Manufactured on August 19, 2013
Expires: February 18, 2016

The top has a big round button and no seal.
Bottom of the bottle also shows manufactured date and then expiration date
Manufactured on August 19, 2013
Expires: February 18, 2016

Make sure the bottle and box match!

So if your Skin79 Pink Triple Functions BB Cream does not have an authenticity label please do  not panic as they have removed it. If yours has a label and was manufactured after January 2013 it most likely is a fake!

If you want to thoroughly check your BB Cream
Here is a more detailed history of the package changes for the skin79 Pink Triple Functions BB Cream from the official site:

This does not only apply to Skin79's Pink BB Cream but to several other products if you would like to check Skin79 Gold BB Cream or Beblesh Pact please check their notice on the Official Site Check it Out

Now you can check your BB Cream and find comfort in the fact that you have the real deal.
Reap all the happy BB Cream Goodness and benefits!

Not only do they change the packaging they also continually improve the product so a review of the new Skin79 Pink BB Cream will be coming soon.

Thank you 

Friday, December 20, 2013

VISS IPL Advanced Hair Removal Review and Results with photos

  I finally spent enough time with my VISS IPL Advanced (silver) System to review it. I purchased the skin rejuvenation lamp with it which came with one tube of pre-treatment conductive gel.

So here is what came in the box:
VISS IPL Silver Advanced System
What's in the box? 

Hair Removal Disposable Lamp Cartridge (mirror)

Skin Rejuvenation Disposable Lamp Cartridge (Green Light)

The box included:
• The VISS IPL Silver System
• Advanced IPL Hair Removal Disposable Lamp Cartridge (mirror)
• Protective Glasses
• Skin Rejuvenation Disposable Lamp Cartridge (Green Light)
• Skin Rejuvenation Pre-Treatment Conductive Gel
• Instructions

So on to my Review and Results...
I followed their recommended use. I did it consistently for 3 weeks about 3 times a week on one arm. Then I stopped and let it grow out for 3 months to see if it worked and compared both arms. Here are some photos of the results after I stopped the treatment for 3 months (excuse the hairiness lol) :
Arms Side by Side

No IPL treatments

3 months after 9 treatments

Results vary with each skin/hair type.
I stopped using it after the 3 months to see if the hair would grow back.
The hair grew back after about 6 months without treatment, although a bit sparser.

Saturday, November 16, 2013

K-pop Doom Dada Ringa Linga

T.O.P. and Taeyang of Big Bang released their singles.  T.O.P's single totally caught me off guard didn't know it would be out so soon.

I love both their music videos and songs.  T.O.P's MV for Doom Dada is more artsy which works, and him wearing contacts at one part definitely suits him very VERY well. There are also Gorillas and big headed baby things.  It is in black and white like his MV "Turn it Up"

Taeyang's MV for Ringa Linga, of course, focus a lot on dancing. Oh and he's blonde ^.^ not bad on him, his style has definitely changed int he past years.  I actually like the blacklight effect heh. Theres also a Dance Version MV  which is just as fun to watch.

Both of the songs are very catchy :)
I swear T.O.P says "Hakunamatata"
Good Job YG entertainment, ou have some very good talent.

Also check out GD's MVs, still love listening to his Coup De'tat album

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Urban Decay Motherlode Vault & Naked 3

When I first saw the Urban Decay Motherlode Palette on Sephora, I was in shock and awe. It' weird just a few days ago I was thinking about their old vault and was looking where to purchase one to store my vintage UD shadows. 

The difference is that this one comes filled with 68 full sized Urban Decay Eyeshadows & and empty 4 pan travel palette. It is a sight to behold, definitely any UD or make up lover's dream. 

Although the Urban Decay Motherlode Vault is extravagant, so is the cost. It is currently for sale at for $595, it is no longer available at  Even though the price is steep , the value is well over $1000. 

Since Urban Decay Eyeshadows are $18, it would cost $1,224 just for the shadows, not counting the lovely vault in comes in and the empty 4 pan palette that is included, so it's quite a deal.  

 Like me, most UD fans already have a lot of the shades in other palettes and previous purchases so dropping half a grand might be more of a lust than a must XD The holidays are coming up so this is definitely a great gift to give any make up addict. 

I myself definitely would not mind adding this to the collection! lol I found myself looking for excuses to buy it, but alas I found some restraint.

In other news Urban Decay Naked 3 coming up!! I'm sure many are anticipating this one, with the huge success of the previous Naked Palettes. The Naked 3 Palette will revolve around "Rose Neutrals" So keep an eye out for that.

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Call of Duty Ghosts

Another Call of Duty coming out soon. When I first heard about Call of Duty Ghosts I wasn't that excited since I was still deep into Black Ops II.   It's a little more thrilling now, since it's coming out very very soon Nov 5 ,2013 (PS3 Version). I used to play on XBOX but for some reason got stuck on the PS3.  Although I won't be camping outside the store anytime soon, I  am very eager to receive my copy (Yay pre-ordering!!). I believe I got the Hardened edition, hmm maybe I should've got prestige.

Instead of Zombies like Black OPS II , COD Ghosts has an Alien Fighting Mode. Personally I prefer Zombies over aliens any day. Well Saiyans are aliens but thats a different story lol. When it comes to Supernatural or Extraterrestrial my interest would lean towards the former, but we shall see , COD  Ghosts might change my mind.

Ahhh and the PS4 is coming out, hmmm excited yet fearing change, am I the only one feeling like this?



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