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Thursday, 31 July 2014

Hair: Hot Huez Temporary Hair Chalk Set

I believe you should do the things you like when you're young, just take the big step and try it just once. I'm secretly a wild child at heart and it's no secret that I love staring at people, especially people with crazily covered hair! I always admire their courage to stand out from the crowd, but sadly, I'm not bold enough to go ahead and do it myself. So I can only opt for the next best option to get my dream rainbow unicorn hair - temporary hair chalk! Thank you Supermodels Secrets for sending this my way!

Hot Huez Temporary Hair Chalk Set consists of 4 colours. They're the hot new hair craze that allows you to instandly change up your look with eye-catching colours! It's also fast, easy to use and washes off effortlessly with shampoo. What's more, it's suitable for just about any occassion be it rocking your day-look or for a special night out, it instantly transforms you in a fun and glamourous way. 

♥ Fast & easy 
♥ No fuss, no mess
♥ No messy dyes or sprays
♥ Works with all hair types and styles
♥ Perfect for all occassion!

It comes in four chalk compacts in brand new retail box - Hot Pink, Electric Blue, Fiery Fuschia, Neon Green. They're so cute, shaped like little castenets! To use, just press, slide and colour! Sounds easy huh?

Some important tips before you use the hair chalk, from my personal experience. This is the same thing you should take note of when using any other hair chalk:
- Apply some hair oil to avoid damage to the hair, it will be drying
- Wear a dark coloured (old) shirt if possible when dyeing your hair
- Take only a little portion of your hair to make it easier to handle
- Lay out some newspaper on the floor to avoid dirtying it
- Wear gloves if you can or get someone to do it for you because it CAN get messy
- Apply some Vaseline on the sides of your face to avoid getting colour stains on your face
-  Dampen your hair before use and hold horizontally with the colour facing outward and sponge facing inward
- Hairspray OR use a curling iron after you're done to let the colour last all day!
- Remember to CONDITION your hair well after washing so your hair doesn't dry out!

Dampen hair before you use the chalk so that the colour goes on more easily.

I'm so excited to see the results! These little "shells" are the chalk compacts with the chalk/ colour on one side and a sponge on the other side that you use to clip between your hair to dye it. Let's try it out with my current fave colour, pink! 

Take a small section of your hair and PRESS it between the chalk compact.

Slide that baby downwards while tugging gently on your hair! According to YouTube videos, the colour that comes off on their hair is much more vibrant, not sure why it doesn't really show on my hair. >.<

The colour payoff isn't as opague as I hoped it would be, but it is noticeable even though it's quite lumpy and chalky. Maybe it's because of my reddish brown hair that the colour doesn't show up so much?

Unlike what they said, Hot Huez is still messy to use. Very messy, and this is only with pink colour.. However, the colour washes off easily with soap and water.

Blue is more obvious on my hair, yay big love!

Surprisingly the fuschia / purple shows up much better on camera than in real life. Also a very pretty colour!

Honestly, the Hot Huez is easy to use, but not efficient enough. Another reminder is to BE GENTLE because for me, my hair got caught in between the springs so often that I lost so many strands of hair T.T botak. The chalk compact is also very fragile so be careful. As you can see, I dropped mine and it cracked, plus the vigorous pulling has caused the sponge to come off. It also got stained by the purple and blue hair chalks for some reason. SO SAD!!! :((( Wonder if it can be fixed.

Sad news apart, I did manage to get pretty decently coloured hair!!

Tadaaa! Omg I freaking love the colours! They are so eye-popping yet subtle at the same time. And they blend in so well with my hair colour! Red, orange, yellow, blue, purple, pink... The unicorn hair I've always wanted! Of course, you can always go more over the top than me but I love it this way. My hair isn't straight to begin with but it looks nice with curls / waves too huh? It is really drying, so please don't skip the hair oil and hair conditioner! Surprisingly, the colour washes right off with one wash of shampoo so no worries about it staining your pillows!

Too pretty, unfortunately I can't have this hair for long. So, selfies it is! A photo lasts longer after all :p

Admittedly, it's quite tedious just to use Hot Huez and also takes quite a long time. Despite the hair loss and dry hair, the results are amazing and I would do this again, most probably for MTV World Stage! Pretty hair is always suitable for concerts or crazy parties! You can test this out before dyeing your hair for real, to see if you like rainbow hair, without the commitment. 

You can get the Hot Huez Temporary Hair Chalk for RM29 from Supermodels Secrets HERE. Plus, if you key in the discount code "Carinn" upon checkout, you can take RM10 off your purchase! *valid till 31st December 2014*

This is my final installment of my Supermodels' Secrets post, I hope you did enjoy it! Do check out my previous posts here and here! <3 Love you all and thank you for reading!

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Wednesday, 30 July 2014

Beauty (HiShop Review Campaign Part 3): Alovivi Purevivi Cleansing Lotion

This post is part 3 of my HiShop Review Campaign. Previously, I blogged about some L'egere products - their CC creams (read here) and the Magic Water Cool Aqua Powder (read here). I really appreciate this set that HiShop sent to me because after putting on makeup, you'll need to remove it with a remover right?

I actually ran out of makeup remover a few weeks ago and was contemplating which new one should I buy when HiShop somehow read my mind and sent me this huge bottle! You're my fairy godmother. XD 

Have you ever tried oil-based or soap-based makeup remover? For me, I don't really fancy it as I dislike the sticky oily feeling that it leaves behind. I just feel so.. unclean, especially after using soap-based removers as I'll be paranoid wondering if I've washed off all the soapy residue on my face. Double cleansing is mandatory but the most important step of removing your makeup is still the initial stages right?

PureVivi is a product from Japan and frankly, who doesn't love anything from Japan? :p I was so excited to get my hands on this as I heard that they are selling like hot cakes now in Thailand and Taiwan now! Apparently it's newly launched in Malaysia and thankfully, HiShop carries it. This makeup remover is no ordinary remover. It is a low stimulus cleansing lotion, with added moisturising functions. After thoroughly and gently remove ever trace of your makep & grime, your skin will be left soft, hydrated and refreshed.

Thank God for this sticker because after peeling off the plastic layer, there were only incoherent Japanese instructions lol. This cleansing lotion contains NO surfactant, flavouring and fragrance, colouring and is paraben, alcohol and oil-free. The ingredients used are mostly natural ingredients such as aloe vera, lime, apple, grapefruit, orange and barley extract. Plus, it looks exactly like water so you can imagine just how pure and gentle this will feel on your skin! It is suitable for all skin types and can remove every last trace of your makeup including lipstick, mascara, eyeliner and even the glue of your falsies! Not only does it remove dirt and makeup, it pacifies and moisturises the skin at the same time.

I actually took these photos after my photoshoot for La Vie En Rose. Make up done by my dear Audrey! It's my first time using double eyelid tape and second time trying on falsies. I hardly ever have such thick makeup on so I thought this would be the perfect chance to try out this much-raved about cleansing lotion.

I applied some foundation and drew some lipstick, eyeliner and waterproof mascara on my hand before using the transparent remover to wipe it off.

In a single gentle motion, it has managed to remove a sufficient amount of the makeup off my hand. Whoa, will it work so well on my face?

To use, just pour an adequate amount onto a cotton pad.

Then swipe it over your face gently until all traces of makeup is removed. For heavier makeup such as removing mascara, it is recommended to leave the cotton pad on for a few more seconds for easy removal. No rinsing is required if it's for touching up.

With one swipe, you can see that the makeup remover has effectively removed half of my eye makeup. It even removed my double eyelid tape and glue of my falsh eyelashes without leaving any residue. It doesn't work as well as on my hand of course, but that is to be expected because you've got to be extra gentle when using it on sensitive eye area. Remember to use a new cotton pad for each part of your face or once the cotton pad is dirty. You wouldn't want to transfer gunk from other parts to all over your face, would you?

Sorry for the scary contact lenses lol. 

Clean, no-makeup selfie! Now you can see all my imperfections but heck, I'm so happy with the results! In total I used about 4 cotton pads to remove my eye makeup and foundation. Normally I struggle to remove my mascara but not with the Purevivi Cleansing Lotion. Yes, it even removed my waterproof mascara clean off! For something that requires only minimal effort and time, this cleansing lotion is definitely strong and effective in removing every bit of makeup. Best part is, it doesn't leave the oily feeling that I dislike after using makeup remover. Oh yea, the scent reminds me of cake for some reason! HAHA. 

My cousin used this too when she came to stayover and she was like, "I'm so gonna get a bottle for myself too!" XD The bottle is hugeeee and not at all travel-friendly but ahem, makeup remover wipes hello? It's a worthy investment as this half a litre bottle can last you quite awhile, plus it's afforably priced at RM48.90?! I know other water-based makeup removers will cost you loads more! You can find the single bottle HERE and for a better deal, get the twin pack for RM78 here!

Don't forget to key in 'CARINNTAN' upon checkout to get 15% rebate off your purchases!

Do check out more of PureVivi products HERE. Also, for more information, check out the links below!
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Disclaimer: Even though the product was sponsored, the review is based on my honest personal thoughts, experiences and preference after trying out the product. Effects may vary depending on individual skin condition, skin colour, application technique and other factors.

Tuesday, 29 July 2014

Beauty (HiShop Review Campaign Part 2): L'egere Magic Water Cool Aqua Powder

Happy hump day! Bummer to be back in school and work today huh? Here's some goodies to share with you and make the day a little more bearable! Seriously love HiShop for sending me these awesome beauty products. You can read Part 1 of my L'Egere review here on two of their best selling CC creams.

  In Part 2, I'll be reviewing yet another L'Egere product - the Magic Water Cool Aqua Powder! Sounds like an interesting product right? Part 3 is about the Purevivi Cleansing Lotion that is the rage in Japan now. You can read it HERE!

Koreans seriously have the most innovative ideas because this product really blew my mind as it's the first time I'm seeing something like this. The L'Egere Magic Water Aqua Cool Powder is no ordinary powder despite the ordinary packaging. 

This compact 9g powder comes in a typical finishing powder jar with two sponges given in case the first one gets lost or dirty. The jar is really lightweight so it's convenient to bring it out with you!

Wondering what's an AQUA COOL POWDER and what makes this powder so special? 

Patented Water Soothing Technology
When applied on the skin, the powder instantly transforms into water soothing molecules for a cooling experience. This technology is similar to the Magic Aqua Essence-In CC Cream I talked about previously. This technology retains about 60% of moisture within the powder to double the moisturising effect and make sure your makeup doesn't budge.

Pore Treatment
The super fine particles can effectively control oily skin and tighten pores and skin to give you perfect, crystal-clear makeup.

Highly Moisturising
The main ingredients, Vitamin B5 & lecithin can maintain the skin's elasticity and gloss to provide highly effective moisturising performance.

Whitening & Anti-Aging
There is a well-known whitening ingredient AA2G that can effectively restrain the accumulation of dark pigments and give the skin a rosy-white outlook. The natural tea leaves extract used prevents oxidation and protects against environmental damage.

Brilliant Gloss
The ultra fine powders conceals small wrinkles, pores and imprefections while the brightening particles allow the skin to have a shiny healthy gloss from every angle.

Peel off the two plastic layers stuck there for hygiene purposes.

The powder is so so fine! It is advisable to use the puff or a brush as it helps control the usage better than fingers. There is only one shade available. Try and keep the cap closed when you're not using it to avoid the powder from flying all over. For best result, store the powder in a cool, dark place and keep it away from childrens' reach.

I was so pleasantly surprised when I applied the powder on my hand! It's a sensation I've never experienced before. The super fine powder suddenly transforms into a watery-like texture and feels cooling on the back of my hand. It does require a bit more blending as you can see the powder does settle into the fine lines of my hand.

K I know I very sampat but I thought it was a good idea to use the mirrored cover as a mirror to apply this powder on. XD Use the powder puff provided and pat it on. You can adjust the amount you need first on the back of your hand before gently applying it to the face for a perfect, long lasting make-up base. Testing on the back of the hand first has another use which is to test for sensitivity. Do not use on sensitive or troubled skin. Cease use immediately and seek advice from a dermatologist should and complications occur.

Initially I thought the product was used as a finishing powder but then I realised that it's a makeup base. This is something new to me cos most makeup bases are liquid right? The powder leaves a natural-looking matte finish which I really like.

Even though the finishing is matte, the powder does not dry out the skin AT ALL. I have dry skin around my nose and sides of my mouth but I really love using the L'Egere Magic Water Aqua Cool Powder! It's magic alright - to feel the fine powder magically transform into a liquidy, blendable base upon contact with the skin. The cooling sensation is really pleasant and the brightening effect and oil-control is amazing! I can't say much for the tightening, coverage and staying power of it but the fun of using this product is enough to offset those glitches hehe. XD

The combination of the L'Egere Magic Aqua Essence-In CC Cream and this powder is the perfect match in my opinion, especially for people with dry skin. You can purchase the L'Egere Magic Water Aqua Cool Powder HERE at a discounted price of RM78 for 5g. 

Don't forget to key in 'CARINNTAN' upon checkout to get 15% rebate off your purchases!

Do check out more of L'Egere products from HiShop HERE. Also, for more information, check out the links below!
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Disclaimer: Even though the product was sponsored, the review is based on my honest personal thoughts, experiences and preference after trying out the product. Effects may vary depending on individual skin condition, skin colour, application technique and other factors.

Monday, 28 July 2014

Beauty (HiShop Review Campaign Part 1): L'Egere CC Creams

Hello readers! How have you been? I'm sorry if I've been a bit distant lately, it's just that I've been busy with preparations for Freshies' Night! Anyway, I'm back now and I hope you'll stay awhile and read my post cos I've got some awesome stuff lined up for you! 

I was fortunate enough to be contacted by HiShop to review some Japanese and Korean products a few weeks back. Let's see what I got!

Big love and thanks to HiShop! Since they were so generous to pick out so many goodies for me, I will split this post into two parts so to make it less lengthy and more enjoyable for you to read yea? :)
UPDATE: Part 2 post is up!

Today I'll be reviewing these two CC creams that I received. They are from a brand called L'Egere which originated from Korea. The beauty philosophy behind L'Egere and its key commitment is to bring effective skincare & makeup solutionss using the latet medical science and innovations at a value, around the globe. 

Their CC creams are actually their best sellers and I was lucky enough to get to try out not one, but both of it. I shall do my best to demonstrate the differences in detail!

L'Egere Magic Skin Beautifier CC Cream 

The multiple benefits of the L'Egere Magic Skin Beautifier is that it is an all-in-one complete correction cream that primes, hydrates, corrects, evens and protects. The double whitening and multi-lift formula can apparently make the skin smoother and whiter and prevent facial bloating by hydrating and firming the skin upon application.

It is a milky-white cream infused with exclusive CC Capsules that magically transform dull skin to enlivened complexion. 

The innovative capsule technology keeps the CC capsules fresh until application or blending so you get the most lucent complexion. The CC cream really makes my hand fairer and brighter! However, it feels a bit chalky instead of smooth.

Even though it looks white, the CC cream actually adjusts to your skin colour after awhile and changes to brown/ nude colour. This is how it looks like when you remove it.

After you're done with your daily skin routine, jut apply a generous amount on your face, especially the sensitive area. I like to use my fingers for better control. After 15 minutes, the colour will change and match your skin tone to give the most natural look. At the end of the day, just cleanse your face with cleanser or cleansing oil. I'm pretty sure this one tube will last a long time as you only need a little bit and it goes a long way.

Is it obvious in photos? Because in reality, I do look much much fairer than I already am! The one on the left is without makeup while the one on the right is after applying the CC cream. 

I've actually tried this CC cream before HiShop sent it to me, and I didn't really like it. The CC cream does enlighten my dull and uneven complexion. However, I find that it is too white for my skin that it makes me look pale. Also, it doesn't feel smooth like it claims to be. In fact, it is quite drying for my skin especially around my mouth and nose area. It doesn't cover up my blemishes but then again, it's a CC cream which only provides colour correction, so it can't be blamed. I have combination skin with oily T-zone so I would say that it is more suited for people with already nice skin to begin with who are just looking for a quick whitening solution. A tip before using this CC cream is to slap on lots of moisturiser beforehand!

It didn't work so well on me, but who knows it might work well on you? If you're interested in getting it, you can find it HERE for RM88 for a 50g tube.

L'Egere Aqua Soothing Essence-In CC Cream

The Aqua Soothing Essence-In CC Cream is a super moisture cream that contains natural moisturising and soothing ingredients to hydrate and soothe the skin. Yes you heard it right, it says SUPER moisture cream. It is made with W.S.N technology and the cream contains visible water droplets effect. It also claims to have multiple beautifying effects to prime, hydrate, correct, even and perfect the skin. You can get a radiant look with silky finish in an instant.

This CC cream resembles any normal BB cream and has the same colour and consistency, maybe just a darker shade for my skin.

Unlike the previous CC cream, it feels so much easier and smoother to blend! Because of the high water content, the CC cream leaves a cooling and smooth sensation on my skin. It also smells quite pleasant. To my surprise, it actually turned a much lighter shade after blending.

Just like the Magic Skin Beautifier CC Cream, the Aqua Soothing Essence-In CC Cream comes in a flat tube too for easy usage. The difference is that it is a slightly smaller tube at 35g and the packaging is dark purple in colour. The flat twist cap is also very easy to pop open. The application method is exactly the same as how you'd use the other CC cream. Always always remember to cleanse your face thoroughly to remove all makeup residue!

The Aqua Soothing Essence-In CC Cream actually covers up my imperfections better than the first CC cream. Although it doesn't make me look a lot fairer, there is a slight diffrence in skin colour and skin tone.

It's safe to say that I prefer this CC cream compared to the previous one. Do not expect perfect coverage because remember, a CC cream's main function is to correct uneven skin tone after all. It feels so pleasant to use after the uncomfortable experience with the first one that made my skin drier, so it's safe to say that the Aqua Soothing Essence-In CC Cream is true to its claims of being a super moisture cream. My skin feels hydrated and the cream is so lightweight, I don't feel anything at all. You can opt to just use this as a normal tone corrector on good skin days or as a makeup base and just apply concealer on problem areas to conceal it more. It's my go-to daily CC cream now because I really like how it evens and soothes my skin!

You can purchase this product HERE on HiShop for RM78! Call me biased, but it really works well on me and I personally feel that it's a cheaper (although smaller) and better alternative of CC cream. :p

As usual, for my readers, key in 'CARINNTAN' upon checkout to get 15% rebate off your purchases!
 Until then, do stay tuned for Part 2 of my review which will be up tomorrow! See ya and happy shopping!

Do check out more of L'Egere products from HiShop HERE. Also, for more information, check out the links below!
Subscribe to HiShop for more exclusive updates
'Like' HiShop on Facebook
Follow HiShop on Twitter
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Read Part 2 and Part 3 of this review campaign to find out more on L'Egere and Purevivi products!


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Disclaimer: Even though the products were sponsored, the review is based on my honest personal thoughts, experiences and preference after trying out the products. Effects may vary depending on individual skin condition, skin colour, application technique and other factors.