17 April 2014

Review: Canmake Colorful Nails #52 Sandy Brown

Hello! ~ This is a review of the Canmake Colorful Nails nail color in shade #52 Sandy Brown. This is my first nail color from Canmake and so far all Japanese nail colors I have tried have been rather disappointing due to their sheerness.  Luckily this one proved to be an exception. Canmake's Colorful nail line is probably their biggest, with 44 different colors available, as well as 3 topcoats and bases. Each comes in a crystal-shaped bottle and costs 360Yen.

No. 52 Sandy Brown probably got its name from all the tiny different sparkling particles in it, and not from its color, because the brown shade does not look like the one of sand at all, but is instead a rich copper brown. It is supposed to be "a sedate pearly brown that's perfect as an accent to the marine theme. For a sophisticated, fashionable look", according to Canmake.
The bottle is rather small, but I could not find out how much nail polish it actually contains as neither the bottle nor Canmake's official website gives any information on that. Fitting the small size of the bottle the brush is also rather tiny. At first I thought it would make applying the nail color very difficult, but it turned out to work just fine. Canmake claims that it is 2mm longer than conventional nail polish applicators and therefore very easy to use.

According to Canmake this line "uses a long-lasting base formulation that has superb shine and is easy to apply" and it is also supposed to be quick-drying.
For me the Canmake Colorful Nails turned out to be a surprise because of its really good coverage, compared to other Japanese nail colors. For my very low nail polish standards one layer is completely satisfying to me, if you are more demanding you will probably find two layers to be perfect for an even coverage. The color is also really pretty. Beware, the accurate color is a bit hard to capture on photos, because the pearly shine makes it look a bit different depending from what ankle you look on your nails.

The only thing I could possibly complain about is that the nail color isn't more long-lasting than most other ones I have tried, but since nowadays all nail colors claim to be long-lasting, that was probably to be expected. I think if I ever plan on purchasing more nail colors from Japan, I will stick to the Canmake ones, because so far they are the best ones I have tried.

Affordable price
Beautiful color
Easy to apply
Good coverage

Not "long-lasting", but average

PS: Don't forget about my Giveaway! ;)

12 April 2014

Review: Skinfood Rose Essence Soft Cream Blusher #4 Orange Rose

Hello! ~I already reviewed the Skinfood Rose Essence Moist Make Up Fixer from the same line here, today I will review the Skinfood Rose Essence Soft Cream Blusher in #4 Orange Rose. This pretty blusher comes in a compact box with an adorable rose design on it. Don't confuse it with the Skinfood Rose Essense Blusher, which is a powder blusher from an older release. The Skinfood Rose Essence Soft Cream Blusher is available in 6 different shades containing 3.5g each.

Skinfood Rose Essence Soft Cream Blusher #4 Orange Rose Review
Skinfood Rose Essence Soft Cream Blusher #4 Orange Rose Review

#04 Orange Rose is exactly what the name suggests: A pretty mixture of orange and soft pink. One of the main ingredients is rose extract and it smells like roses, exactly like the makup fixer.

Skinfood Rose Essence Soft Cream Blusher #4 Orange Rose Review

The blusher is described as a "cream moisture type" blusher and that explains it pretty well. The blush is very creamy, but at the same time very moist, almost a bit oily.

Skinfood Rose Essence Soft Cream Blusher #4 Orange Rose Review

The texture seems a bit messy at first, but is very easy to work with. It can be applied easily and can be smudged into your skin to make it look even easily, too. There is a mirror inside the lid, so you can use it on the way, but I would suggest not to use it anywhere where you cannot wash your hands, as it will stick to your fingers a lot.
The color pay-off of this blusher can be really intense or just sheer, depending on how much you apply of it, as it is very build-able.

Skinfood Rose Essence Soft Cream Blusher #4 Orange Rose Review

I like this blusher a lot - The color is very pretty, it is easy to use and very universal. You can go for the overblush-look, if that is what you like, or go for a natural look by dabbing just a tiny amount on your cheeks. There is a slightly "dewy" finish to it, and while I don't like this finish in BB Creams, foundations or powder, as it makes my skin look greasy, I don't mind it on my cheeks only.

I can fully recommend this product and am considering the purchase of more shades, though I already own more blushers than I can use up in all my life.

Beautiful packing
Pretty color
Easy to smudge
Nice scent

Application can be a bit messy due to texture

07 April 2014

Giveaway: Circle Lenses from LoveShoppingholics

Hello! ~ LoveShoppingholics is kindly sponsoring my newest Giveaway! Take part to win a free pair of Circle Lenses of your choice from their site!
Win free Circle Lenses

LoveShoppingholics.com was set up in 2008 and sells various brands of circle- & color contact lens from Korea. They provide various type of colors & shapes at reasonable price and ship worldwide.

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This contest starts today, runs till 21.04.2014 and is open internationally. The winner will be picked by Rafflecopter, so please use this to enter this giveaway:
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04 April 2014

Review: Etude House Missing U Lip Balm I Can Fly #Kakapo

Hello! ~ It has already been a few months since I won the Etude House Missing U Lip Balm I Can Fly #Kakapo from Little Porcelain Princess in a giveaway. That's how far behind I am with me reviews. Nevertheless I want to catch up and review it for you today. 
What's so unique of this product is that the Etude House Missing U Lip Balm comes in the shape of an egg! It belongs together with the hand creams from the same line, which are shaped after birds (which I will review at some other point, hopefully). Each lip balm holds 10g of product.

Etude House Missing U Lip Balm I Can Fly #Kakapo Review
Etude House Missing U Lip Balm I Can Fly #Kakapo Review

The packing of the product itself is a lready very unusual, but so is the product itself. Before I opened it, I thought there would be the kind of creamy balm inside, where you dip your finger into it and apply it on your lips. However, there is actually some kind of solid globe inside of it. Nothing you can dip your fingers into, but instead you apply it directly on your lips.

Etude House Missing U Lip Balm I Can Fly #Kakapo Review
Etude House Missing U Lip Balm I Can Fly #Kakapo Review

I thought the usage would be kind of weird, but it actually works quite well!
Apparently the lip balm is supposed to be tinted, but I cannot see any color difference on my lips, which I don't mind. My lips seem smoother and less dry after applying and the effect lasts maybe 3-4 hours, which, for me, is average for lip balms.

There is an awesome peach-scent to the lip balm, but I cannot notice any kind of significant taste on my lips after using the balm, which I am completely fine with, because I don't like balms with strong taste.

I thought I would be more insignificant about this product, but I actually like it a lot!

Cute design
Easy to apply
Awesome peach scent
Works well
Doesn't change lip's color