2013年12月31日 星期二

[Sponsored Review] Ailin Foundation stick 331/132 and Baby Queen 501 by mikichigo

Hello again!
If you can tell (which you probably can't because I like to stick to pink/peach) my layout changed just a tadddd~ I kinda wanted to go for a whole new look...but decided against it, haha.

Anyways! I bring you a long overdue review!

The products were graciously sponsored to me by KKCENTERHK to keep me blogging! (Because if I didn't have reviews to do..I'd probably not blog for monthssssss, haha)

Since most of the products I'm reviewing here are foundations, I decided to keep the makeup focused more on the skin also. :3

(As a disclaimer: None of these photos have been edited. Promise.)

Ailin Shading Powder Panstick 132 and 331

Some basic information about these foundations. They come in 6 shades, 5 skintone ones and 1 corrective. 
The foundations are in Panstick form. Basically it means it's more of a solid/cream and you twist the bottom and it'll pop up.

They're actually pretty small and fit in the palm of your hand but it's packed with TONS of products because a little goes a long way.

I received two different colors because I wasn't sure which one would match my skin better.
132 and 331.

132 is more Neutral/yellow based while 331 is pink based. Obviously 132 was a better match and surprisingly matched pretty well.

Here are swatches of the two. As you can see, 132 (right) matched pretty well while 331 was wayyy too pink.

While very pigmented, the foundation sticks are on the powdery side. This is actually why i prefer liquid foundations because panstick kinds just seem to be more drying and seem to accentuate dry spots.
One thing that I absolutely hated though, was how much it smelled like baby powder. It wasn't a faint smell or anything it was definitely BAM in your face baby powder. The smell also lingered for a long time so if you're sensitive to smells, don't pick this up.

Even still, I was able to create a smooth base by prepping the skin with TONS of moisturizer. 


Handheld and great for travel
A little goes a long way
Blends out decently
Good Coverage
Decent color selections

STRONG Baby powder smell that LINGERS
Currently sold out
Only found on KKCENTERHK


I LOVE natural lashes. That may come as a shocker, but I do. Natural lashes are great for tons of things like everyday wear (you can wear them under glasses), photo shoots (something to add some drama but nothing too dramatic), etc.
Because of this, I'm always on the look out for amazing natural lashes.

The first thing that caught my attention for these was that they weren't too long and they weren't too sparse. "PERFECT" I thought!
On top of that, the packaging is super duper cute! I love pink! :D

These lashes come in 5 pairs and have clear, flexible bands.
Did I mention I love clear bands too?
Great for blending in.
Did I also mention that they're USD10.62? (That's 2.21 a pair BUT they're currently on sale for 7.97 due to Holidays. :3)

The lashes are a bit long but that's so they can fit as many eye lengths as possible. Just snip where needed! :)

I always like to keep my lashes slightly longer then my eye so I can extend the outside.

These lashes fit PERFECTLY under glasses (which I wear a lot because I'm blind).
They're comfy, lightweight, flexible and natural looking.

I really like these lashes...but I'm thinking maybe a little thicker would make them perfect for me. 

Clear, Flexible band
Short enough to wear under glasses

Have to pay shipping
May not be full enough for some people
Often sold out
Only found on KKCENTERHK

That's all for now folks! 
Thank you, mikichigo
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Кто сказал: "Му?", Или N.NAIL Dairy Cattle Milk Cow Pattern Nail Water Decals-WDHHK209 by wishnailspolish

Сегодня в моем блоге маленькое безумство! 

Просто я очень люблю коров, и когда увидела наклейки N.NAIL Dairy Cattle Milk Cow Pattern Nail Water Decals-WDHHK209, просто не смогла от них отказаться ) Идея дизайна родилась спонтанно

Сначала я просто хотела сделать белую подложку под наклейки, но потом обнаружилось, что ангельские коровы парят в облаках, которых просто не было бы видно на фоне того же цвета. Так и возникла мысль использовать не только белый Golden Rose Paris 04, но и жизнерадостный Dance Legend 333.

N.NAIL Dairy Cattle Milk Cow Pattern Nail Water Decals-WDHHK209 - это водные наклейки, удобные в использовании. Как обычно, помещаем вырезанную наклейку в воду, ждем, когда она начнет отходить от основы и с помощью пинцета переносим на ногти. Остается расположить ее наиболее удачным образом и промокнуть остатки воды салфеткой. После стоит покрыть ногти с наклейками топом

Корова )))

Вот так выглядит упаковка N.NAIL Dairy Cattle Milk Cow Pattern Nail Water Decals-WDHHK209

А это сам лист с наклейками

Купить самые разные водные наклейки можно в магазине KKCenterHk

А при покупке до 31 января 2015 года можно получить скидку в 10% по кодовому слову: wishnailspolish
Thank you, wishnailspolish
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N.NAIL 15 Pieces Brush Set With Case [JR1129] Review by beauty-junkie

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N.NAIL 15 Pieces Brush Set With Case [JR1129] ReviewOver the past few years, I’ve gone from someone who only wore black nail polish (lawl gawfic, right?) to someone who loves doing nail art, the brighter, the better. This year, I started incorporating acrylic paints into my nail art. I also started experimenting with different nail art brushes. Today, I’m going to review the N.NAIL 15 Piece Brush Set With Case from KKCenterHK. Let’s take a look…
N.NAIL 15 Pieces Brush Set With Case [JR1129]The N.Nail 15 Piece Brush Set is a set of fifteen nail art brushes that come conveniently packaged in a neat black case. According to KKCenterHk, the synthetic brush kit includes:
  • Pull Pen x2
  • Line Pen x1
  • Painting pen x1
  • Paint pen x 1
  • Spread pen x 4
  • Dot Pen x 1
  • Sketch Pen x1
  • Fan-shaped Pen x2
  • Gel Nail Pen x 2
I’m not expert when it comes to names, honestly.  But I’ll take their word for it. And then flout it to use each pen for whatever I want. Lol.
N.NAIL 15 Pieces Brush Set With Case [JR1129]
N.NAIL 15 Pieces Brush Set With Case [JR1129]

First of all, I have to say that I’m a big fan of the case. Mostly because I constantly lose all my nail brushes.  Admittedly I still managed to misplace one (the short one) before taking these photographs, but still, it encourages me to put them back in one place.
As for the brushes, they’re made from relatively good quality synthetic bristles and I haven’t noticed them shedding yet. Although some of the brushes seem similar, the set is quite versatile.
N.NAIL 15 Pieces Brush Set With Case [JR1129]These wide angle brushes here are good for a number of things. A few of them I’ve designated as clean up brushes. They’re perfect (not too soft, not too hard) to dip in pure acetone and run along the edges of my nails to clean up any messy edges. So far, the acetone hasn’t done them much harm. But I should warn you that the product description tells you to clean the brushes with water, not acetone.
However, they’re also useful for creating zig-zag patterns and one stroke flowers (which I’ve yet to master).
N.NAIL 15 Pieces Brush Set With Case [JR1129]
Two of these brushes I use for striping.
striping brush nail artThis is an example of some of the designs I’ve created in the past with my trusty striping brushes.  It’s a lot easier than using a toothpick to draw lines, let me tell you.
The third brush there (on bottom), I use for detailing. However, it’s not quite small enough for a lot of my more complex designs, so I often use a brush from another set for those.
N.NAIL 15 Pieces Brush Set With Case [JR1129] ReviewNow we come to the fan brushes. I’m not sure why we need two in the kit, to be honest. However, these are good for creating gradient washes of colour. I last used them when I did these Midnight Syndicate nails to help transition between the blue and the purple mist.
I… can’t actually find my photo of the remaining brushes. Grr. But these two in particular are worth mentioning:
N.NAIL 15 Pieces Brush Set With Case [JR1129] ReviewOn the left, we’ve got a brush with a strange bend in it. At first, it looks awkward. Actually, it’s great for when I’m painting larger areas on my nails but still need to be precise. The odd angle of the neck somehow makes my wrist movements a lot more fluid and less strained. I hope that makes sense? Lol. I do use it for detailing, but it’s larger than I’d like.
The brush on the right is actually a dotting tool and quite a small one at that. I’ve tried using toothpicks as dotting tools in the past, but it’s hard to beat the real thing. It’s one of the first tools any new nail art enthusiast should play with.  Here are some nails I’ve done previously that heavily utilised a dotting tool:
dotting brush nail artThere’s a short brush not pictured (That I’ve misplaced). I’m not sure what it’s for, but I mostly use it to mix my colours. Lol.
As you can see, this set is pretty useful for someone who wants to get a comprehensive bundle of tools. It can be hard to know how to pick out your own brushes when you’re just starting out and this removes some of that challenge.
However, I feel like they should have included some smaller detailing brushes, instead of two fan brushes or something. None of these brushes are delicate enough for painting the finer points onto my nails.  That’s my own real complaint.
You can pick up this N.NAIL 15 Pieces Brush Set With Case [JR1129] for $19.80USD at KKCenterHK. If you want to save a few dollars, you can get them without the case for the more budget friendly $13.50.
For a discount, use my code below when checking-out:

Thank you, beauty-junkie
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