Friday, October 31, 2014

Makeup: My Halloween Makeup

I don't usually dress up on Halloween, but I am wearing this look today. If you're interested in what products I used, they are listed below.

Shadows:  Morphe 28F Palette, SeneGence ShadowSense in Snow and Shine

Liner: SeneGence LinerSense in Black and ShadowSense in Onyx

Mascara: SeneGence LashSense in Black

Falsies: Kiss No. 11 (Not sure which style as I no longer have the packaging)

Lips: SeneGence LipSense in Blackberry and Red Cherry topped with Glossy Gloss

Please share with me what your makeup looks or costumes were for Halloween. Until next time =)

Monday, October 27, 2014

Lipstick - 30 Day Lipstick Challenge: Days 11-20

Continuing the challenge! Again, 12-15 hours of wear time on each day.

Day 11 - Estée Lauder Automatic Lip Pencil for Lips in Dark Plum topped with Benefit Ms Behavin Lipstick

Beautiful color, but the lipstick is very slippery and tends to slide a lot.  The liner helps opacity and keeps the color from bleeding.  After 6 hours of wear, my lips started to chap pretty badly, but not to the point of peeling.  Also the formula and color of the lipstick made the chapping more pronounced especially when I tried to touch it up in the afternoon. By the end of the night, my lips were peeling very badly.

Day 12 - Rimmel London Lasting Finish by Kate Lipstick in #107

Love the color. This matte lipstick is very comfortable to wear too.

Day 13 - CoverGirl #325 Spellbound

Not sure what collection this one belonged to as it's not on the label, but it's the one in the metallic lavender case. Very nice feel and color. 

Day 14 - SeneGence LipSense in Crimson Red topped with Glossy Gloss

Awesome red color. Again stayed on all day outside without transferring or bleeding. 

Day 15 - Avon Beyond Color Plumping Lipcolor in Sienna

I don't feel as though my lips need plumping, but I also don't believe this lipstick had that effect on me. This color is pretty close to an old favorite of mine, which was Exotica from Revlon. Of course I fell in love with Exotica and then they discontinued it! This one felt good on the lips all day and did not cause chapping like the Black Cherry one did in my previous post. 

Day 16 - Avon Ultra Color Rich 24k Gold Lipstick in Golden Raisin

Again this lipstick did not cause chapping, but the color payoff could be a little better in my opinion. It's a little too sheer for my taste. 

Day 17 - Rimmel London Lasting Finish by Kate Lipstick in #09

As I mentioned before, I really like Rimmel Lipsticks. Color is beautiful and wear is great too. 

Day 18 - Avon Color Rich Lipstick in Sparkling Blush

Nice color but patchy application on closer look. I put on quite a few layers before taking the photo and you can still see my natural lip color especially closer to the inside of my lips. 

Day 19 - Bobby Brown Metallic Lip Color in Black Garnet with Nyx Butter Gloss in Devil's Food Cake. 

This one was a gift. I don't wear it on it's own because the color is more of a dark sparkly brown. I always wear this lipstick layered with another lipstick or gloss. The Nyx Butter Gloss gave it the purple hue. 

Day 20 - Rimmel London Show Off Lip Lacquer in Big Bang

Ok I admit that I really only purchased this one because of the shade name. I LOVE the KPop group by the same name. This formula is very pigmented but it also requires a lot of maintenance and checks in the mirror to make sure it hasn't least for me. 

Well that's the end of the second set. Lots of Avon and Rimmel these last 10 days. 10 more days to go!

Monday, October 20, 2014

Memebox - Special #36 Meme's Pouch Unboxing

My long awaited 4th Memebox finally arrived! This one again had all full sized products. As before I'll start with item #1 on the product card. 

First we have the Drww. Mix & Match 1 set. (1.5g x 5, $47)

This is an all-in-one color palette that includes lip and cheek colors along with a concealer and a mixing pot so you can create your own colors. The case features a magnetic closure and a 2 sided brush for application. 

Second we have Evas Rose Mine Perfumed Hand Cream (60ml, $12)

There were 3 fragrance possibilities, and I received Gleaming Bijou, which has a light floral scent. 

Third is Vally Sous Hair Solution Protein Therapy Perfect Mist (150ml, $21)

This is an enriching spray for the hair to use before or after blow drying. It's a fine mist with a fresh scent.

Fourth is Evas By Marait Eau De Parfum (30ml, $30)

I think this is the first box I've gotten where more than one product is from the same brand. Again, there were 3 fragrance possibilities, and I got No 72 Petit Princesse. It reminds me of Chanel No 5 a bit which is my Mom's favorite fragrance, but not mine. I'm gifting this one to her. 

Fifth is the Étude House Blotting Paper Pact (50ea, $6)

This is really cool. It's blotting paper that is made from mulberry trees. The puff has adhesive that picks up the paper so you can easily blot away any excess oil throughout the day. 

Last is the Croquis Alight Pact (10g, $35)

This is a powder highlighter that I'm exited to try.

That is it for my unboxing. Total value of products was $151. Remember that if you do decide to pick up a Memebox for yourself, use code P71H to save $5 at checkout. Until next time, =)

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Lipstick - 30 Day Lipstick Challenge: Days 1-10

I have a pretty large collection of lipstick...well, lip products in general. I know that there are certain ones that I reach for all the time, but there are also ones that I rarely reach for. This is why I thought doing this challenge would be a perfect way to help me figure out which ones I don't use often and maybe why I don't use them.

I am not doing the challenge on consecutive days, just so you know, because I just don't wear lipstick every day. I will usually wear it during the work week, but weekends are iffy because unless I have to go somewhere, I don't wear it. Also, in regards to any comments made in terms of wear, I did wear the lip colors between 10 and 15 hours on these days.

Let's get started with Day 1: Ulta Super Shiny Lip Butter in London

This lipstick is very comfortable on the lips. It has a very moisturizing feeling without feeling sticky, but the color is very sheer.  I rarely wear this one on it's own and this was one of those rare days.

Day 2: Avon Ultra Color Rich Lipstick in #U250 Cherry Jubilee

I love this color! Unfortunately after a full day of wear, my lips were peeling terribly.

Day 3: LipSense Long Lasting Liquid Lip Color in Kiss for a Cause topped with LipSense Sand Gloss

This one is new to the collection and is a limited edition color. Since October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and my mother is a breast cancer survivor, I thought that it would be appropriate to include this in the lineup for my challenge. The company also contributes a portion from every sale of this shade to Breast Cancer research. I am an Independent Distributor of LipSense, so if you're interested in purchasing one, let me know. If you haven't heard of this product, it's waterproof and transfer proof lip color that lasts up to 18 hours without touch ups. It should be topped with one of their Shea Butter and Vitamin E glosses to seal the color and moisturize the lips. The gloss can be re-applied throughout the day as needed.

Day 4: Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick in #525 Wine with Everything

I really like this color and am not sure why I don't wear it more often. Great color payoff and comfortable to wear. 

Day 5: Rimmel Moisture Renew Lipstick in #240 Tower of Mauve

I really like Rimmel's lipsticks. No complaints on this one. Color is not in my usual range, but it's interesting and on trend with the 90's lip look that's coming back.

Day 6: LipSense Long Lasting Lip Color in Plumeria topped with LipSense Sand Gloss

Lovely color, great wear.  Stayed in place all day.

Day 7: Bare Minerals 100% Natural Mineral LipColor in Berry Glacé

This line of lipsticks from Bare Minerals was discontinued and this is the only one from the line that I have. This has a very dry formulation, but it still wears comfortably on the lips. Color lasted all day too, without touch up.

Day 8: LipSense Long Lasting Lip Color in Cranberry topped with LipSense Sand Gloss

I love red lipstick and this one lasted all day outdoors without moving.

Day 9: Magical Lips Lipstick with Aloe Vera and Vitamin E (Orange) topped with Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Stained Gloss in Aurora.

This lipstick is one of those Mood Changing ones that adjust to the perfect pink on your lips. I used the orange one to give a more peachy pink for the under layer. This lipstick also acts like a stain. The Aurora gloss is pretty but does settle into lines.  Not so noticeable from far away though. This shade is almost too bright for my taste. I need to pair the gloss with a darker lipstick underneath. 

Day 10: Milani #27 Dulce Caramello topped with Gerard Cosmetics' gloss in Rose Hill

Though the gloss is pretty pigmented, I just like having that extra layer of opaqueness which is why I wore the Milani under it. Also the Dulce Caramello gives a nice golden sheen to the color of Rose Hill. 

Well, that's it for the first 10 days. Looks like only 1 of the lipsticks caused terrible peeling for me, which is actually surprising. Do you own any of these lipsticks? What are your experiences with them? Any favorites on the list?  I look forward to hearing from you.  Until next time, =)

P.S. Would you like me to post the prices for each lipstick in the description?

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Memebox - Superbox #53 My Honey Box Unboxing

I was introduced to Memebox back in June and this is the third box I purchased from them. If you don't know about Memebox, they sell themed boxes of Asian beauty products. The Original Memebox comes with a mix of 4-8 full sized products and deluxe sized samples. The Superbox (which is what I've gotten all 3 times) includes only full sized products. The boxes are limited edition, so they do tend to sell out. This box for example, is sold out.

The boxes are shipped from Korea and can take 15-25 business days for delivery with standard shipping. I've actually had pretty good luck with the shipping usually only taking a couple weeks, but as I write that, I am still waiting on a box from my most recent order that was shipped out on September 19. This Honey Box was part of that order, so I'm keeping my fingers crossed that it will arrive soon.

Now on to the unboxing! Sometimes Memebox will release a spoiler of one or two products that are in the box after it ships out, but I don't usually go onto the website to take a look. This keeps the unboxing extra surprising. The theme to my box - products containing honey. I decided on this one because honey has natural anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. The box was $29.

When you receive your box, it comes in a bright pink bubble mailer as shown below:

Inside is your pink cardboard box containing all your goodies:

When you open your box, you will see your Product Guide on the top. This card has a little about each product and instructions for use in English. The products themselves usually have a little English on the front but the instructions and product descriptions are usually in Korean, so the Product Guide is very helpful.

I'll go in the order listed on the card.  I'll also list the amount of product included and the retail price along with a summary of the product description. The first product is the MIGABEE Antipollution RE-Peeling (100ml, $37).  This is a peel-off type facial pack that provides nourishing and brightening effects.

The second product is the Mi Click Manuka Honey Treatment (30ml, $5).  This is a deep conditioning mask for your hair.

The third product is the Enesti Apple & Honey Shea Butter Hand Cream (50g, $5). This hand cream also claims to moisturize, purify and firm hands.

The fourth product is the From Nature Multi Effect Collagen Honey Mask (1 mask, $1). This is a sheet mask with other herbal ingredients to soothe and brighten the complexion.

The fifth product is the EGMONG Honeybee Water Cream (50ml, $29). This facial moisturizer not only includes the enriching benefits of honey extracts, but it is also free from parabens, artificial coloring, mineral oil, talk and other things that aren't good for your skin.

The sixth product is the DAYCELL Essential Honey Lift Massage Cream (150ml, $20). This is an overnight facial treatment for dehydrated, sagging skin.

The last product is the Pure Smile Snail Lip Treatment Honey (10g, $5). This overnight lip treatment contains honey guessed it, snail mucus!

Truthfully, I will probably use everything in the box, except the lip treatment. I can't get past the snail mucus. It's one thing to put it on the face or body (not that I do that either) but just the thought of it on my lips....yuck. This will probably end up in a White Elephant gift. Have any of you used snail mucus products?  What are your thoughts on them?

So that's the end of the unboxing!  $102 worth of product for $29.  Not a bad deal if you ask me.  If you're thinking of purchasing a Memebox for yourself, they are offering a coupon code this month for $5 off your purchase.  Just enter code P71H during checkout. I do have a referral link here and an affiliate link on the bottom of this page to the Memebox site. I receive a small commission from any purchases made through the links to use on future purchases, just so you know.

This box was purchased by me from Memebox with my own money. I have not used any of the products yet, so I can't let you know if I like the products or how well they work for my skin, but with the winter ahead, I think they'll be great to have.  If you decide to purchase a box or have already purchased a box, let me know which one you got.

Well, I think I'll wrap it up here.  Hope you're all doing great and until next time, =)

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

A New Adventure

Hi there and welcome to my blog! This is the very first time I'm venturing into blogging so it is going to be quite the learning experience for me. I named this blog Disis19 Hearts... because I will be posting about things I "heart" like beauty products and makeup, knitting and crochet projects I am working on, books I'm reading, and last but not least, Korean Dramas and Variety Shows.

Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you find something of interest here