Thursday, September 26, 2013

[CLOSED] MOOTTA Sponsored Giveaway!

Hi Everyone! :)

Recently I have been contacted and sponsored by MOOTTA, a Korean beauty, fashion and accessory online store to introduce them and hold an international giveaway!
 I think most of you should be familiar with them now, since there's been quite a few giveaways from them going around. haha!
Cindy from MOOTTA was really nice to provide this opportunity for my lovely readers to win some nice stuff. :)

MOOTTA means for "ask" in Korean, they are a company based in Seoul. Their goal is to introduce Korea's unique fashion, and beauty to the rest of the world, especially items where you can't find in any other stores!

Their store is neatly organized into main categories of beauty, clothing , and accessories, they also have their own blog with recommendations, tips and tricks!


They carry some of the bestselling beauty products, which include products recommended from a popular Korean TV show "Get It Beauty". Products of all ranges are blindfold tested in order to determine the best of the best for the skin!


For fashion, they have all types of designer and trendy pieces, with all types of styles, so for sure you'll find the ones that'll suit your tastes. :o

I really like how their website looks, it's simple and pleasing to the eyes, very organized too. The prices are reasonable, and selection is decent. I really like looking through their clothing, most are quite unique with intriguing patterns and textures. *_*

Also, MOOTTA is currently having an exclusive 20% sale on "OUR PICKS" section on MOOTTA.com!
Use the coupon code below to take advantage of this offer! :D

MOOTTA also holds giveaways occasionally on their Blog, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, so please check them out on those platforms too!

Okay, on to the giveaway!

The prizes are 2 Innisfree sheet masks, and an anklet! :D

Pretty *_*
(Mask type may vary)

Rules
-This is giveaway is open internationally.
-There will be one winner.
-This giveaway will end on Oct. 25, 2013
-Winner will be randomly chosen by Rafflecopter.
-Winner will be contacted by email, and they will have 48 hours to respond, or else a new winner will be chosen.
-Good luck :)

Mandatory Entries
-You must follow me on bloglovin' 
-Sign up on MOOTTA
-Follow MOOTTA's twitter
-Follow MOOTTA's instagram
-Like their Facebook page

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Get the banner!




Thanks to Cindy at MOOTTA for making this giveaway happen! Sorry this is a bit late! >.<
And thanks to everyone who joins! ^_^
Good luck~
I'll see you next post!
-Chee

Sunday, September 22, 2013

NOTD #1 + Giveaway Winner! + Update

Hi everyone! :)

As you may have noticed already, I have a new banner! 8D
My forever lovely awesome friend Sinzi made it for me, since today was my birthday. ;u; huhu getting older each and everyday. ;o; 
You might remember her from a previous post as a guest reviewer here
It's so adorable, ahh I love it so much. When she first sent it to me I was on the bus and was looking at my phone with a big grin on my face for 15 min. lol
 It's a really nice change from just plain text. I think it's perfect for autumn too. :D Sigh... let me just stare at it for now...*o*


Also, I got my own domain name! :'D 
I think it's a right time for this change, and it was quite cheap to do so! Now I feel all professional. xD
Now it's just sparklychee.com!
sparklychee.blogspot.com will still redirect to it. :)


NOTD
And recently I just got myself some dotting tools from eBay for a couple bucks. I've always painted my nails, but it's mostly just one colour, so I decided to do a nail art inspired from a Pintrest photo. I rarely do nail art, because they take so long and I mess up easily, but this one was pretty simple.

Here's how it looks: 
I love polka dots *w*
It's not that great, but I'll improve. xD

 Here's the dotting tools I've used:
I mostly used the green one with the biggest head.
These were really cheap, under $2 on eBay

Here's the nail polishes I've used. :3
From left to right:
-Arezia #664
-Essie #016 Waltz
-LaSenza Ooh La Nails Parisian Pink
-Etude House Ice-Cream Nail PP501
-Revlon  Extra Life No Chip Top Coat

Giveaway Winner!
Yesterday was the end of the giveaway for the Etude House Bling in the Sea BB cream sponsored by Cosmetic-Love!
Thanks to everyone who joined! So much more than I've imagined, thank you. :D
I wish I could thank all of you, but there can only be one winner. ;u;

I used Rafflecopter to draw a random entry, and the winner is...:
a Rafflecopter giveaway

Congratulations Yvonne

It's been more than 6 month since I first started blogging, thanks to all of you for supporting me till now. ;u; 
I'm very grateful for everyone who reads and comments it's really heart warming, xD especially those who have continued to do so, you know who you are. ;D
I hope to hold another giveaway, or some more smaller giveaways soon. So please look out for those. ^^

And as always see you next post. :D
-Chee

Friday, September 20, 2013

Review: Holika Holika Jewel-Light Gel Eyeliner #3 Pearl Navy

This product was provided by Holikaholika.ca. The opinions expressed are my own, and are not affected in any way by the sponsorship.

Hi! :3
How's your day?
I've been studying my head off. =.= There's practically no weeks where I don't have a daunting test waiting for me gahh. I'll make it through somehow. ;u;

Anyways, today I'll be reviewing a gel eyeliner kindly sent to me by Kary from Holika Holika Canada! :D

I usually don't wear eyeliners because they just don't show up well on my fatty eyelid folds. lol But when I do, I always use a liquid/pen type eye liner. My favourite/GH is the Dolly Wink Liquid eyeliner! What's yours?

It's been a long time since I used a gel-type eyeliner, since they do smudge a bit for me. But let's see how this Holika Holika Jewel-Light Gel Eyeliner measures up! :)
It comes in 5 colours, the one I have is #3 Pearl Navy.

Keep reading for the full review and photos!~
A simple glass jar, reminds a lot of the Maybelline gel eyeliner. :0

The glass is frosted, it has a nice feel to it. Overall the packaging is just a standard tub of gel-liner, nothing too special. Though the design on the top is quite cute. :3

Features
-Long lasting gel eyeliner with creamy texture.
-Vivid colour and long lasting effect.
-Natural expression and soft touch.
-Do not [get] removed on sweat or water.
*from cosmetic.jolse.com 
(couldn't find any on Holikaholika.ca)

Here's the actual product, unused and used. 
As you can see it does give off a blue tone, giving some dimension to the colour. Wish I had a better camera to really zoom up on this to show the navy coloured simmers. Soon... *_*

Here is some swatches and smudge/water tests:
For the smudge tests, I waited 30 seconds after swatching for it to settle before smudging.
From the photos you can see it definitely got smudged off a little, but I used considerable force, so I think it held up quite well. 
One thing I particularly liked was that instead of smudging the colour, the eyeliner flakes off on my finger when rubbed. It might not sound that great, but I think it's better than getting raccoon/panda eyes. :P


Here I used more eyeliner, so you can see the navy colour is much more prominent.
The water test was interesting, the water doesn't stay on the line, and actually gets repelled from the line! :0 I guess it's because the liner is oil based.
The water didn't budge the line at all! :D
However with water and smudging, the line does fade a bit. 
Overall I am impressed with the waterproof and semi-smudge-proof  properties of this gel liner! ^_^


Here's the eyeliner on my eye.
I'm not that great with gel-liners as you can see, but this will have to do. xD
But I was pleasantly surprised that this eyeliner didn't get all smudged up in my eyelid folds, like most would.

Texture/Application
I really like the texture of this gel eyeliner, it's very creamy, and doesn't drag on my eyelids. A little goes a long way, it's easy too pick up too much product, and it can end up getting clumpy, and easily smudged. The colour goes on evenly, but depending on the eyeliner brush you use, the edges might not be as even as liquid/pen eyeliners. Also because it's a gel liner, I find it less convenient to use than pen liners. Also if you have a semi-double eyelid like mine, it's best to let it set for a few seconds before blinking so it doesn't transfer. :3
4/5

Colour
The colour is Pearl Navy, it add intrigue to an otherwise plain black eyeliner. In the pot it looks quite pretty and on swatches too, especially under direct sunlight. But I really don't see the colour when I'm wearing it. Maybe it's because I'm not using much, but overall the colour makes no difference from a regular black eyeliner to me. But if you were  to use more, I think it would look quite nice in daylight. 
The black colour is very pigmented, and you can build it up for a more intense colour. 
3.5/5

Wear
This eyeliner definitely wears for a long time without smudging! It's very rare for me to find an eyeliner that does not smudge after a day. And I have to say this did not smudge or leave raccoon eyes on me at all! :D It lasted on me for about 6 hours before it started fading. It does clump up a bit in the outer corner of my eyes after that, but it's easier to fix. 
4/5

Overall
This gel eyeliner is definitely waterproof and somewhat smudge-proof. It lasts a long time for me, and my eyelids are quite oily too. The colour options are nice, but it does not make a big difference if only a little bit is used. It's a decent option if you are looking for a waterproof gel eyeliner to try. :)
4/5

Pros
-Waterproof
-Somewhat smudge-proof
-Long lasting
-Creamy texture
-Pigmented

Cons
-Navy colour not visible when worn as thin line
-May be clumpy when picking up the product

A comparison of the Holika Holika Jewel-Light Gel Eyeliner packaging to the Maybelline Eyestudio gel eyeliner. Quite similar huh? :P

Also, look at the wrapping paper that Holika Holika sent the products in! *_* So cute haha!

If you are interested in this product, you can find it for $12.50 here at holikaholika.ca. Or if you live near Pmall, you can find it there too. :D
Do you like pencil, gel, liquid, or pen eyeliners?

I like pen eyeliners, since they are the easiest for me to control. :P And they usually last the longest for me too. Gel liners like this one are nice for a softer look, but usually doesn't last as long.

OK Thanks for reading! I hope this was helpful. :D
I'll see you next time!
-Chee

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Review: Etude House Juicy Pop Tube #7 Strawberry Smoothie

Hi everyone!!

Welcome to my bloggins! xD
Gosh it's been another four days since my last post, time flies when you're already behind in school. Dx lol
How have you been?

Today I have a review on an Etude House lip gloss that I bought some time ago. I really don't use lip glosses, since I just don't like them in general because of their stickiness, I really dislike stickiness for anything. But I thought I would give them a chance again after years of avoiding them. :P And since it's Etude House it can't be too bad right? ~_~

This Etude House Juicy Pop Tube comes in 8 different fruity colours, and I got the #7 Strawberry Smoothie! yum~

Please keep reading to see the review and photos~! :D
It's a basic lip gloss in a simple squeeze tube with a slanted applicator tip.

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Review: Innisfree Juicy Gloss Pencil #4 Grapefruit Puree

This product was provided by IamLove-shop/cosmetic.jolse.com. The opinions expressed are my own, and are not affected in any way by the sponsorship.

Hi Everyone!

I think it has been almost 5 days since my last update, and it's because of school starting, and everything is kind of hectic. And I actually pulled an all-nighter last night (should not have done that e.e). But I'll try to update at least twice a week. *_*

Anyways, today's review is The Innisfree Juicy Gloss Pencil! This product was generously sent to me by Ji Eun from IamLove-shop on eBay or cosmetic.jolse.com! Thank you. ^^

The colour I have is #4 Grapefruit 
But it also comes in 5 colours: #1 Lemon, #2 Green Grape, #3  Strawberry, #4 Grapefruit, and #5 Cherry.
The first two are actually colour changing!

Keep reading for the full review and photos~!
The packaging is sturdy, and has really cute fruit decoration on the cap!

Friday, September 6, 2013

Review: Innisfree Jeju Volcanic Blackhead Out Kit

Hi Everyone! :D

Do you ever get stubborn blackheads? I always do! D: 
And I have tried many products that claim to cleans or pull out blackheads, like the Holika Holika Pig-nose Clear Kit, Nature Republic Blackhead Brake, and all those pore strips... and some of them work and some are just meh. =.= And my blackheads always come back so quick too. But I do try to limit my usage of the pore strips since the pulling may cause pores to be even bigger. =3=

So here I have today is the Innisfree Jeju Volcanic Blackhead Out Kit! Products with the word 'volcanic' makes me think it's going to dry up all the sebum and oils on my face. o.o So how well this works? Keep reading to find out!

Also I made some collages for the pictures, just to experiment since I had some free time on my hands. I think I went a bit overboard with the polka dots. lol ._. Let me know what you think! ^^

 Anyway, please keep reading for the review and the before and after photos~ ^^

I didn't realize at first, but then I saw polka-dots on my blog background, photo background, collage background, text background... =.= gee do I have a polka dot obsession or what?! LOL

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Review: Skin Food Peach Sake Pore BB Cream

This product was sent to me by IamLove-shop/cosmetic.jolse.com. The opinions expressed are 100% my own, and are not affected in any way by the sponsorship.

Hello Hello :3

Today I have a review on a BB cream! *_*

This Skin Food Peach Sake Pore BB Cream is part of the Peach Sake Pore Line, which contains many types of products such as sheet masks, serums, powder, lotion, and a pact which I have reviewed before. :D Since I was pretty satisfied with the pact, I decided to try the BB cream out!
Thanks to Ji eun from iamLove-shop/cosmetic.jolse.com for letting me try this. :)

Please keep reading for the full review and photos!~
This tube is one of the smallest full-sized BB cream I've had! 
It only has 30 ml of product, the pump is about two-thirds of the whole packaging! x)
But it's quite cute. :D