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Saturday, December 5, 2015

[Sponsored] Born Pretty Store - Fluorescent Lasting Lip Gloss, Moisturizing Lipstick Balm, and Foundation Sponge Review

Hello everyone, it's been a long time since my last post. I'm back today with a sponsored review from Born Pretty Store. As always, you can use the coupon code CHUH10 for 10% off your order! Today I'll be reviewing 3 items: A foundation sponge, a moisturizing lipstick balm, and a fluorescent lasting lip gloss.
I'll review the makeup sponge first! I've been really into using sponges for my concealer and foundation/BB creams nowadays because I feel like it's faster than a brush and I get better coverage. I usually take the sponge and dampen it before application (under running water, squeeze the sponge a few times until it expands).

This one I got from BPS is shaped really uniquely. It's not like the Beauty Blender which is more of a teardrop shape. This one has a smaller end which really helps you get into the smaller spots of your face (like the sides of your nose or under your eyes).
Rating: ♥♥♥♥
Overall I really enjoy using this sponge. I think the shape is really user friendly and for $2.24 you really can't complain. I highly recommend you try it out!
Next I'll review the lip products. I'm going to combine these reviews as I bought them with the intention of wearing these two products together. I got the lipgloss in #11 and the lipstick balm in #1
Here's what the packaging looked like:
Here are some swatches and how they look on my lips:
Gloss on top, lipstick on the bottom
Bare lips
Lip liner
Lipstick on top
Gloss on top
Full makeup look:
I think the colors were really pretty in the stock photos but I was kind of disappointed with the actual product. I'll start with the lipstick balm.

It applied smoothly and lasted okay. It came off a bit when I drank or ate but I didn't really mind. The color was pretty but it wasn't as vibrant as I wanted it to be. As you can see in the pictures above it's quite light. If you build it up, it starts to feel a bit greasy which I'm not a fan of.

Rating: ♥♥♥♥
Overall I'd say it's a nice product for the price but I've definitely used better. I think this product in a darker or bolder color might be more pigmented than the lighter, natural shades so if you try this out, pick one of those instead!
The lip gloss was about the same as the balm but the color was really not as pigmented as the pictures. I had to apply it multiple times to get a good swatch. It goes on quite sheer and the formula isn't as thick as I would like it. I think it would compliment a darker color better because it washes out light colors very easily. It's not sticky (which is always a good thing!) but just like the lipstick balm if you apply too much it definitely feels greasy.

Rating: ♥♥♥
I didn't dislike the product but I didn't love it either. I took it down an extra heart because the color was definitely not what I was expecting at all.
Thank you for reading and I hope you found these reviews helpful. Once again, thank you so much to Born Pretty Store for giving me this collaboration opportunity. Be sure to check out there website here and use the coupon code CHUH10 for 10% off your order~ See you guys in my next post!

Sunday, October 18, 2015

❤ G&G Aurora Tricolor Yellow Lens Review ❤

Hey everyone! I'm back again from being a lazy shit. I know it's been a long time since I've done a review (and this one is way overdue anyways lol) so here we go~

Today I'll be reviewing the G&G Aurora Tricolor lenses in yellow. Please note that this is not a sponsored review. I purchased these lenses from PinkyParadise here. I also picked up the purple, green, and brown lenses from this series and I will review them separately.
Left to right: yellow, green, purple, brown
Diameter: 15.0 mm
Water Content: 38%
Base Curve: 9.0 mm
Duration: 1 year disposal
I was pretty excited to try these because I've never seen wearable yellow lenses before. I thought these would be more hazel colored when worn but I think they look more grey/green, depending on the light. They're still super pretty and I was not disappointed at all. 
My naked eye
Looking into a light you can see it's pretty yellow
Color ♥♥♥
These lenses are stunning in picture and in photos. They're much more natural than I thought they would be considering most "yellow" lenses are quite dramatic (at least from what I've seen they're more suited as costume lenses than every day wear).

Design ♥♥♥
The design of the black outer ring isn't too dramatic. The way the colors are mapped out on the lens blends really well with my natural brown so you really get this "tricolor" effect.

Enlargement ♥♥♥♥
These lenses offer a decent enlargement effect because of the black outer ring. Sitting at 15.0 mm, I think the enlargement is pretty natural, as in you probably won't look TOO scary if you wear just minimal makeup (unlike the 16.2 mm tofi blue lenses I had before).

Comfort ♥♥♥♥
I didn't experience too much discomfort with these although I do notice that after wearing them for a full day (6+ hours) my eyes do get a bit dry and tired feeling. It's not terrible I've had worse haha.

Overall ♥♥♥♥♥
I think these are some of the prettiest lenses I've ever worn. The design is super pretty and they show up very nicely in photos. I'm currently wearing the purple ones. I tried the green ones but they were ripped so I only wore those ones once. Next up is brown but yellow is by far my favorite of the series!
I hope you found this helpful! See you next time~

Sunday, September 20, 2015

❤ありがとうございます❤

Hello again, I hope you're all having a fantastic day. It started to rain again here in Vancouver, but unlike the gloomy weather I've been quite cheerful these days. I'm almost a month into my bcp and I feel a lot more emotionally stable. I don't think I've felt this way in at least 4-5 months and it feels great to not be sad for no reason lol.
2 weeks ago I had to say farewell to a dear friend of mine. Unfortunately after a long wait, he was ultimately not able to get his visa to work here and he had to return home. I didn't really want to think about it at the time so here I am so many weeks later finally confronting my feelings about the whole situation. I think that too many bad things have happened to me in my life so it takes a while for things like this to really hit me emotionally.

I met Santiago 2 years ago when I started game design school. We pretty much became best friends instantly because we're awesome and loved a lot of the same things. We saw eye to eye on a many things and shared the same humor, especially when it came to games, music, movies and anime.

We both share an undying love for
the BSB and went to see the movie
together when it premiered
Post movie A&W goodness
We both worked really hard to finish school, in fact the final project piece in our portfolios was originally an idea we had both worked on and pitched to the class together. But due to complications in the class, I ended up on another team (although I was proud of how far he and his team were able to mold and shape the project into something new and fun).
The infamous NYE party 
Of course we love good food
Our favorite Deka Negitoro Maki

After graduation we both tried to find work in the industry, and honestly I wouldn't have my job right now if it wasn't for him. I owe you so much Santi and you mean a lot to me. I'm sad that you are gone for now but I wish you all the best. Work hard and I know that you'll be able to accomplish anything you set your mind to. I hope to visit you in Mexico soon but if I don't get the chance I will definitely come party with you in Japan. I miss you so so much already. I'm really thankful to have met you and I hope that you never change. I look forward to your visit over the holiday season, see you very soon.
The weird shit I find on my phone
So majestic
On a lighter note, I went to a friend's birthday party last week. We went for Korean BBQ and it was awesome cause we haven't had a big get together like this in a while. Here are some pictures/video from the night:
video
video
My makeup for the night
That's all for now. Sorry it got so sad but I just had to get it off my chest. See you guys later!
Strawberry On Top Of Cupcake