Thursday, February 27, 2014

Review of Etude House Correct & Care CC Cream 8 in 1 Glow and Silky

Again I'm lagging behind with my blogging >.<
I need to come up with a Speech for school and it's driving my anxiety up overdrive!

Okay to the point! I have been Using the Etude House Correct and Care CC Cream Lately , So now I can finally review them for you.

Etude House 8 in 1 Multi-Function Correct and Care CC Cream 

The 8 functions are:

• Anti-Aging
• Stress Relief
• Hydration
• Whitening
• Sun Protection (SPF30 PA++)
• Tone-up
• Smooth Texture
• Luminosity

The come in tubes with pumps (35g or 1.23 oz)
Very Compact and can easily fit in your cosmetic bag.

These don't come with an option of any shades, since it's supposed to change to match to your skin tone. What I do like about the Etude House CC Cream is that is comes with a choice of finish, Silky or Glow

When you pump it out it comes out as a white cream, then slowly adapts to your skin color.

Coverage is Light - Medium, However I use it as a base under my foundation during the day so I get the coverage and benefits of a CC Cream.

Which Finish to Choose?
It's up to your preference, 
I love the Silky finish and I definitely use it over the Glow
Living in a Hot Tropical place and it can get humid and the Silky finish helps prevent that shiny look.
If your skin is on the dry side I would go with Glow if you want that dewy finish

I find it lighter on my skin than the Skin79 BB Cream ,which why I have been using the Etude House CC Cream more lately, it also has a higher SPF

Tip: Using SPF in the day is very important ( the sun rays can reach you through windows)
but it doesn't look too well with flash photography, so if you are going to a night event try to avoid it  or too much of it. Another option is to put foundation over it.

Warning: Don't Forget the Sunblock..
My mom got stuck in traffic for a significant amount of time in direct sunlight with her windows up and AC on. The UV rays penetrated the glass and her face ended up getting severely burned and damaged. It was not the normal sunburn,  she had dark pigmentation on both cheeks for 2 years and not to mention the unseen skin damage it may have caused. So I always remind her to put on unblock, so now she never forgets her bb or cc cream. So I always stress the importance of Sunblock!

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Wednesday, February 19, 2014

DIY: iPhone 5 Floral Skull with Hot Pink and Black Rhinestones Phone Case Decoden

Decided to do a Quick Phone DIY the other day. I was feeling hot pink and black, Phone Cases are a great way to accessorize so i always like to have different ones around.

Materials Needed:
Phone Case : Here I used an iPhone 5 5s Case
Rhinestones : Hot Pink and Black (mixed sizes)
Floral Skull Flat Back
E6000 Glue
Weldbond Glue 
Rhinestone Pencil
Pointed Tweezer
Orange Sticks
Paper Towels

Glue Large Pieces first with E6000, Let dry for about 30 min
Another option for the bow placement is...

Apply Weldbond Glue to the Eye socket of your skull using an orange stick. I like to use Weldbond for rhinestones I find it easier to work with, You can also use E6000

Get your Rhinestones ready

Apply the Hot Pink rhinestones using the rhinestone pencil and an orange stick to assist you.
The Weldbond glue will turn clear when it dries.

Now do the same for the Black Rhinestones. I usually go around the big pieces first and then fill in the spaces. Let Dry and you got yourself a new Phone Case!

Friday, February 14, 2014

Review : Holika Holika Jewel-Light WaterProof Eyeliner

Happy Valentines Day! or Singles Awareness Day, Whatevs everyone can celebrate and partake on the valentines day chocolate sales the next day lol. 

Sorry I have not been so active lately School and work combo is kicking my butt. I also started the Insanity workout again so that is literally working my butt off.

Something I wanted to try for a while were the Holika Holika Jewel-Light Waterproof Eyeliner. I am always looking for the perfect waterproof eyeliner.  I have been using Urban Decay 24/7 Glide On Eye Pencils and they are good but technically not waterproof, so on those hot-hot days I still end up with raccoon eyes when I'm not careful.
 So onto the Review....

The Holika Holika Jewel-Light Waterproof Eyeliner Comes in 20 colors I got 5;  Black Gem, One Carat Diamond, 18k Gold, Pink Topaz, and Brown Amber

The Product Promise:
• Water Resistant
• Smudge Resistant
• Pigment Color
• Long Lasting

I was very impressed these did their job as well as some high end US brands.  Yes they are pigmented and it doesn't pull like some of the other waterproof brands. 

Black Gem and Brown Amber have a slight shimmer, Black Gem looks like it would have more shimmer but it's very subtle which I like. The rest of the colors have shimmer.

Pink Topaz reminds me of a Dolce & Gabbana Eyeliner in Shimmer 12 that I got from Sephora with my Beauty points.

The Tests:
Test 1: I did some swatches on my arm and let it set. I rubbed and it didn't budge! There where some shimmer transfer though that is understandable. I literally had to vigorously rub my arm and almost scratch at it to get it just a bit off. 
Test 2: I ran it under some water and no runny make up goop, yay! Yes i would definitely say it's water resistant! The only way I got it so budge was wet it and then rub vigorously again.

I love these, These will be great for the gym. I know some people are self conscious about going to the gym barefaced, well just throw on some waterproof eyeliner and you're good to go. Make sure it's one that does it's job , because a sad emo clown face is way worse than bare face.

You could also use these to the pool or beach, just make sure when you sweat or get wet not to rub them. 

I love that they are decently priced! They sell for about $5 in Korea and $8.99 USD (at the time of this post) on their US Website

I think that's a deal for the quality you are getting.
I definitely want to try some other colors like purple.

How to Sharpen:
I know it looks like a twisty pencil but don't be afraid to sharpen it in a cosmetic pencil sharpener, as it was intended.

Heres How it looks after a long hot sweaty day of wear...
My mascara is a mess but the Holika Holika Eyeliner stayed put :)

Thank you for reading :)
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