Friday, 10 June 2016

[CIRCLE LENS] Loveil Aqua Rich 1Day Soft Contact Lenses in Ash Grege

Long time no circle lense review! I ran out of brown contacts so I've been relying on these grey dailies for the this month while waiting for my new ones to arrive. These are my first pair from the brand Loveil. They are a Japanese circle lens brand that can only be bought through Rakuten if you don't live in Japan. 

Comfort: Daily disposable circle lenses are always very comfortable for me - 5/5

Design: Grey contact lenses, they tend to be a bit more dramatic. These however are more subtle than most grey lenses you find. However, you can see in the second photo that they have a bit of the 'halo effect' around the edges when they are hit with strong lighting. Close up, you can see the pixelated edges which I'm not too fond of.
They have a diameter of 14.2mm which gives a subtle dolly eye effect which is perfect for special events or photos - 3.5/5  

Overall a very wearable pair of grey lenses but there are ones that blend much better and don't have the halo effect, such as Twinkle Eyes in Grege Grey (which are my all time favourite grey lenses). I will blog about those soon!

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Thursday, 9 June 2016

[TUTORIAL] Pastel Marble Pantone 2016 Gel Nail Design

I finally did it - my first nail tutorial is now up on YouTube! This design is really easy and one of my go-to's for a quick and easy gel manicure. I'm a huge pastel lover so I prefer this over the normal white/black marble design.

It was a bit of a struggle to figure out how to film and edit in just a few days but this is now another thing crossed off my list!

I hope this will be a helpful video for everyone :)

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Thursday, 5 May 2016

[GEL NAILS] Rose Quartz and Serenity Marble Nail Art

I'm so in love with the Pantone colors this year. I've gotten so many sweaters and dresses in both rose quartz and serenity - just look at the knit I'm wearing in these photos :p

Marble designs are so easy to do with gel polishes so they have been my go to for a simple manicure. I decided to bling out my accent finger as usual!

I will also be making an attempt to try and film a gel nail tutorial! I feel like there isn't too many around on YouTube for English viewers. I'll keep everyone posted if I do manage to film something :p

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Thursday, 21 April 2016

[OUTFIT] Little Red Beret

Outfit Details - Trinity Styles || Denim Jacket || Bag || Beret

The weather is finally warming up here in Vancouver! I've been dying to wear some spring pieces. I love sweater weather but it's been too long since I left the house without putting on a pair of leggings or tights beneath my dresses/skirts! If you follow me on Instagram, you may have seen the eye catching red beret in a few snaps along with the super cute kitty cat bag. I'm quite the hat person :p

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Monday, 18 April 2016

[FAVOURITES] Skin Friendly Cleansers

For the AM: I use a very mild cleanser in the morning. The Toleriane Dermo Cleanser from La Roche-Posay is a milky cleanser with a minimal list of ingredients. Fragrance and preservative free. Leaves your skin feeling very soft. You won't get that "squeaky clean" feeling from this (which isn't needed for the AM anyway!) I actually bought this for make up removal when my skin was very sensitive but I find that it's a bit too gentle to remove anything besides tinted moisturizer.

For makeup removal: Innisfree's Apple Juicy Cleansing Oil smells like apple candy and I love it! It's a very thick oil that massages into your skin and melts away your make up. When I'm lazy, I use this to remove my eye make up altogether. It gets rid of waterproof eyeliner/mascara with no problem. Doesn't irritate my eyes either so this gets thumbs up from me!

For regular cleansing/double cleansing: I follow up with a foam cleanser after removing make up at night. My fave by far is the  Lotus Micro Mild Foam by Mamonde. If my skin is feeling extra icky in the morning I use this as well. I squeeze a bit onto a foam maker (similar here) to get the cotton candy like foam. This gets rid of any dirt/make up residue on your skin very well without stripping all the oils away. It leaves your skin feeling clean and refreshed but not tight or dry at all. Love love love this!

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Monday, 11 April 2016

[NAILS] Crystal Clusters

Since I got my hands on a new builder gel, I'm finally able to put crystal clusters on my nails! I used a variety of point back crystals I've been saving up and made the blue 'crystal' out of a 3d nail deco mold. I can't find the exact same one online, but you can find similar molds at Bornprettystore here.
As usual, I got lazy for the other hand and just stuck on a pre-made deco piece for the thumb (find similar one here)

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Friday, 8 April 2016

[HAUL] Sheet Mask Galore - Aritaum + T & T

My sheet mask stash was running pretty low - probably because it's been a while since I visited Asia! I dropped by Aritaum and T&T to pick up a few new ones to try out this week.

From Aritaum:
- Mamonde's floral sheet masks in Peach Blossom (Shiny Hydrating) and Jasmine (Oasis Water - assuming this means hydration?!) $2.50/each
I love the fit of Mamonde's floral sheet masks. I can literally do a full work out and it would stay put. I've tried the rose and rose+strawberry ones and loved them. Can't wait to see how these two work out to be!
- Aritaum Bio Cellulose Mask in moisturizing $3.50/each
- Aritaum Cel : Cushion Mask in soothing $3.50/each

From T&T:
- Neogence Collagen Plumping Mask $10.99/box of 10
- Spa Made Firming/Anti-Aging Mask $6.99/box of 2
Gotta admit I bought this because of the packaging. I'm a sucker for stuff like this.

I'll try to report back on how these work out for my skin after I've tried some of them out. The weekend is coming up and so are weekend spa sessions!

Happy Friday everyone :)

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