Wednesday, March 16, 2016

All-in-one make up review (Etude House, MISSHA, Too Faced, Holika Holika)

A all-in-one review of 5 products including Etude House, MISSHA, Too Faced, Holika Holika! 
I think that would give you an overview on a full make up face.

First, non-make up face.
(I did applied skincare here though)

Full face make up.

(photo is not edited at all)

1) Holika Holika - Wonder Drawing (01)
There is no much to said, it's a eyebrow pencil, easy to use, no need to shaved the pen. 
Super cheap ~$6

2) Too Faced - Lash Injection
It's a super nice waterproof mascara, long lasting unless you rub your eyes, easy to remove.
The big brush is a little inconvenient for people who has short lashes like me, the mascara would smudge a little on your lids.

3) MISSHA - Perfect concealer (23)
It's a cream concealer, available in Light beige 21 or Natural beige 23. The coverage is not that good but I like the creamy texture and the fact that it won't cake on your skin. This one is also cheap, it's about $5 I believe? 

4) Etude House - Color Lips Fit (RD301)
Available in different colors, and they are all super pretty! I used it for a while and I must say that it actually makes your lips a bit dry. It's super long lasting since it's a tint, super pigmented!

5) MISSHA M Magic Cushion moisture (23)
Also available in Light Beige (21) or Natural Beige (23). 
Very easy to apply, you only need a small quantity to cover your whole face. The result is very natural thanks to the pad.
My skin is sensitive so I cannot really use a lot of products tbh, I heard a lot about cushion BB cream and I was wondering if I would be able to use it.. I pondered a lot but it's only $10 compared to other cushions so I thought I would give it a try, boum, love it!

I got those products either from Cosmetic Love or Rinishop. Too Faced mascara from Sephora.
Get -15% off on your 1st purchase on Cosmetic Love by clicking here with the loyalty program!

I hope that quick all-in-one review was helpful! :) 
Drop a comment below if you have any question!

Sunday, March 13, 2016

OPPO R7 - Review

I haven't told anyone I got myself a new smartphone, but.. yeah, I got myself a OPPO R7.
I hesitated a lot with a Samsung Galaxy S6, I wanted it so so bad but it was twice the price of the R7.
The thing that convinced me at the end is that OPPO R7 has got 16GB of memory and you can add an SD card.

I'm only doing my review now because I thought I ought to try out the phone for a while and see if some rumors are true and how good/bad the phone is. I got it for 3 months now.

(damn, I just saw that the box cover is upside down, haha)


The smartphone is really on the edge of the box. Mine slipped when I opened the box, I almost had a heart attack thinking that I broke it even though I just got it. 
The box is really tight, make sure that you'll open it on the table or on something else and not just standing or tilting the box thinking it's ok.

Included with the phone : 
- Earphones   
- USB adapter
- USB cable   
+ a phone case

Basically, there's an opening just like for the Iphone.
You can either put a SIM card + SD card or 2 SIM cards.

Now talking about the phone itself, here's a screenshot directly from OPPO's official site:

As you can see, it's a good phone and nearly as good as any expensive android or Iphone on the market but for half the price of it. R7 is sold for about $370-80 if I'm not wrong?

Someone we know was actually in China at that moment and he could bring it for us, so we asked him to buy it directly there. I am not gonna lie, it was a bit cheaper, lol.
Surprise not a surprise, when the phone came, it was full chinese, plus, the Oppo app store only allowed me to download chinese apps, no social networks such as FB, Instagram etc. 

First, fear not! You can switch it to english!  Ok, deal.
Secondly, how to get Play Store?! This was though, I tried to find a solution on internet, it was hell, so I was so pissed with this phone, I was ready to throw it... then.. BINGO.

I found the solution: 
Go to Files, look for this APKs folder, download it. You're supposed to be good once you have done that. 

Mine is currently empty. Honnestly.. don't ask me why, I don't know, maybe because I already downloaded everything, this is actually a freshly took screenshot, I did that 3 months ago, I don't remember. :'))

Some questions you might ask yourself:

- Is it true that if you charge it for 5 minute you can use it for 2 hours?
 Uhm, I did not charged it for exactly 5 minute but yes, actually it's true that if you charge it for 5-10 minute, you can use it for a while, unless you go on the internet etc. which is consuming a lot of battery. The battery is really good, I basically don't even need to charge it during the day and still have 30~40% left at the end of the day! O_O 
This mind blow me everyday, I used to charge my old phone during the day, carrying a power bank like a lot of people but now I don't need it!

- Is the camera good?
..Very good. My friend used to make fun of my old phone because if I tried to zoom my pictures, it ended up being very blurry and ugly. Now I'm proud to say that the pictures taken by my phone's camera is almost as good as the one taken by her Samsung Note 4. HAHA!

Here's some samples:

front camera

- Are most of the apps available?
Yes, if you get Play Store that's it. lol  Basically, it's like any android out there. 


This is a good phone with a great price. 
The + about this phone is the SD slot, which is extra nice if you don't want to loose your data if something happen to your phone. I know that Apple users have ICloud or something similar to stock their photos and all but I know some people who lost everything because of a mistake or because their phone broke etc. And Samsung's new smartphones don't enable you to add a SD card either. This was the thing that really convinced me because without internet/wifi on, you can't  synchro your files on your cloud, if something happens in between, boum, you lost your things.

Edit: I almost forgot, Oppo has a app that enable you to download music, MVs, etc. Even the latest track that just came out, it has.. all kind of music, american songs, even Jpop, Kpop... For free!! :D

If you get one from China, you'll have a really hard time. I couldn't use my internet data, so a friend had to help me and put some text code based on our telephone operator (which happen to be the same, thanks God). If you get one from the official international site, you'll probably be fine though.

Oh, and I really hate the messages system. 
It's grouped together, so you have to click twice before you find your conversation, it's kind of a hassle to do when you're in a hurry. Unlike Samsung, you cannot changed the background color and bubbles, it's all black and I find it kinda hard to read on this. In short : it's ugly and not nice to use.

If you have a tight budget but want a great phone, go for it! 
OPPO R7 is really light, thin, pretty much close to the Iphone 6 to be honnest. 

It's something between Iphone and Android.
If you have a larger budget and can allow yourself to buy a smartphone more expensive than this and you don't really want to .. try and spend time trying to get use to it etc.. Don't buy it. 
I don't exacly regret it, but if I could rewind time, I would probably go for a Samsung or an Iphone just because it's easier to use etc. But talking about the quality, OPPO R7 is a really great phone. 

Personnaly, I would give a 7,5/10.
(But, I don't think I would ever give a 10/10 to any product so.. lol)

This is kinda long, I hope it was useful for you!
If you have any question, feel free to comment! I'll do my best to inform you! :)

Friday, March 11, 2016

[ETUDE HOUSE] - Berry Delicious liquid lips juicy OR207 - Review

ETUDE HOUSE came up with Berry Delicious line lately, I've hesited a lot but then I couldn't resist so I finally bought something.
I've got myself a liquid lips juicy in OR207, a coral color with a hint of red. 

I first thought it was a tint but it turned out it's 'jelly-ish'.
It feels a bit weird on the lips, haha.
It smells like berries! :D

The color turned out super natural! I thought it would be more...pigmented and obvious than that but it's great! I got the Color-lips tint by Etude House and it makes your lips dry but this formula is great.
I would describe it as ... something between a tint and a gloss.

Here is what a swatch looks like:

I tried to wipe it off, and as you can see it smill remains like a tint. 

Overall I'm really pleased with it: it's long lasting, it's looks really natural on your lips. 
Besides the strange texture and the fact that you might have to use your finger to dab a little to make the thing even. It's really great. *thumb up*

I got mine from Rinishop for about $9? maybe $8? The shipping are free though.
It said there 3.5g but it looks like there is very little product inside.  (a lipstick contains 4g of products)
It you want to have a brighter color you might have to apply various swatches so it can be considered as expensive compared to a tint (whereas you only need a small quantity with the latter).

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Saturday, March 5, 2016

Nature Republic x EXO handcream & lipbalm - Review

Lately I went on Cosmetic Love and saw that Nature Republic had a collaboration with EXO and launched some very cute handcreams and lip balms. I thought I could give it a try since it's really affordable and ... EXO's fan .. of course.. *wink wink*

I bought Chanyeol's handcream version, which is rose scented and I also got myself Sehun's lipbalm which is a lime mint scented. This is actually my first time getting Nature Republic products!

First surprise, there is actually 2 handcreams! I thought I was only getting one and didn't really paid attention. haha There is also a photo card inside! 

The size is similar to L'Occitane's handcream, but what is even more surprising is that... even the texture of the cream is similar!!  It has a shea butter base so it's 'thick', not too creamy and liquid so it doesn't make your hands "sticky". (Great thing for smartphones users like myself, it doesn't leave a lot of prints on your screen)
The scent is really natural: it actually smells like real rose, not the artificial sweet scent.
 In short.. it smells like plant.. but in a good way.  

I carry that with me and use it quite often. It's moisturizing but it does nothing amazing.
Tbh, it's ... 90% similar to L'Occitane's handcreams ( ~$8/pc in France) but this is cheaper as it's only sold for ~$9/box of 2 on Cosmetic Love and the shipping is free.

I even went back to order another box but one with Cherry Blossom scent (Kai's version), just because it's cheap, lol. (Also very curious about the scent, I order it two weeks ago, it's on its way) Go grab yours before it's too late!

If I said that the handcream is not really amazing although moisturizing (duh it's handcream, of course it has to moisturize your hands)

It's really moisturizing, and this lime mint version leave your lips with a super minty & fresh feeling.
I absolutely love it! 

But compared to the handcream, this is considered as quite expensive as it costs ~$7.
It's even more expensive than the Nuxe lipbalm I was using. But I actually love it so much that I also bought another one. It hurts my kokoro and my wallet but... really, it's... great. 

Overall, I am very pleased with my first experience with Nature Republic and I will definitely buy other products from them. 
The price is fair, the quality is great, it's organic and  they use a lot of natural ingredients.