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Freitag, 31. Oktober 2014

My Favorite Fall Blush: Canmake Cream Cheek CL07 Ruby Cherry Review

 

Canmake is by far my favorite japanese make-up brand. Click here to find out why.
In Fall 2014 they released a new cream blush shade. It's really rare to find dark blush shades in Japan, because most of the time girls use pinky or peachy colours.
Especially for Fall I was on a hunt for a darker shade and was really happy to find this one.


Product description

Canmake offers 8 different shades of these cream cheeks. Most of the colours are pinky or peachy. The shade of this cream was inspired by cherries. It's a red with a dark undertone. Beside this cherry red there is also another red with a warm undertone. It's called hot red.
You can use these cream products also as lipbalms.
These cream cheek blushes were voted No.1 bestsellers for cheek products by Cosme Cosmetics.

A big plus about Canmake is that the products are really affordable. They only cost 580 Yen each.


Packaging

All of Canmakes products look always really cute. So does this cream cheek too. The packaging looks like a crystal. At some point it also looks there is a sun on the packaging. At the opening there is a little bow. On top of the cover there is the name of the product surrounded by a heart. On the bottom of the packaging there are the details shown.



How it works

The application is really simple. I usually never use cream blush, because it doesn't blend in well with the rest of the makeup and just makes everything look really flaky. This blush instead really impressed me. I could easily apply this with my bare fingers and it blended in perfectly without leaving any weird traces. The shades are also bildable. For a more natural look use less product and if you want your cheeks to pop, build up a second layer.




Rate 5/5


Well I wouldn't call it my favorite blush if I wouldn't give it full points, right? One of the reasons why this blush gets full points is because the colour is just beautiful. The other reason is that application is just so easy.



Montag, 27. Oktober 2014

Bioderma Atoderm Cream Nourishing cream Review


Because of my sensitive-dry skin, I'm always on a hount for a good moisturizer. Through several bloggers I've heard quite a few good things about Bioderma and decided to give it at try.


Product description

This cream is meant for sensitive and dry to very dry skin. It's not only moisturizing, but it also protects and nourishes the skin.
This cream is:

  • paraben-free
  • fragrance-fee
  • hypoallergic

This cream moisturizes the skin by mantaining the water inside the skin without letting it evaporate. This product shows immediate effect and strenghtens the skin moisture.



Packaging

This cream comes in a bottle of 200ml. On top of the packaging it has a pump and makes the control of the amount of product much easier and hygenic. There seems also to be no problem when it gets towards the end and there is just a little left inside the bottle. Just turn the bottle upside down and take out the product with your finger.



How it works

This cream can be used for adults, children and babies. It doesn't only work for the face but also for your body.
You can apply it up to twice a day, after cleansing.

Rate 3/5

This cream has a really thick texture and makes the skin feel really sticky. I had to stop using it in the morning, because my skin would become really shiny and sticky during the day. Beside that I was using this product daily every evening. My skin felt more moisturised and I never had any breakouts.

Montag, 20. Oktober 2014

My Favorite Fashion Stores In Tokyo

By now I have lived in Tokyo for almost 1 1/2 year and beside the usual international clothing stores like H&M, F21 and Zara, I discovered some pretty awesome japanese stores as well. Most of them are all situated in Harajuku. Unfortunately all of these stores don't seem to ship internationally... :( I'm doomed.. ='(


1. Wego

This store is situated in Harajuku-Takeshitadori. There are about three stores there.. not sure why xD That store has literally the best fashion ever!! All the cool Tokyo fashion is offered there and it's really good quality as well.They offer a lot of accessory and bags. They always have the latest trends and change really quickly as well. It's always so much fun going through all those awesome clothes. They are so unique and eye-catching!
If there would be only one store from where I could shop from it would be WEGO!!
Unfortunately I have not found an online store that ships internationally.... Life ain't fair... =( Guess we have to do as many shopping trips to Tokyo as possible. :P

They have a facebook page where they show always their latest trends: https://www.facebook.com/wego.jp?fref=ts It's a torture for me xD
There is also an App!! :O and a website http://www.wegoblog.jp/wego-takeshitaguchi



2. Snoberry

This store is also located in Harajuku-takeshitadori. (Yeah I'm a regular there :P) This store offers a lot of cool things for a small price. Compared to other stores in Takeshitadori, it's really affordable. The quality of the products is good as well. Once there was a fabric mistake on something that I purchased and they changed it immediately with a new one.
Sometimes when I see something in another store that was a little bit more on the expensive side, I could find the almost same piece in Snoberry for less.
This store reminds me of a chinese store in Italy. Not sure if that explanation even helps you. xD

I tried to look it up on the internet but the only snoberry that I found was iced tea... I don't think that's the right thing. :D



3. Feminine cafe

It's not a clothing store but a shoe store. Important as well. In Tokyo you can find shoes everywhere. Japan is a shoe-paradise, especially heels. You can find all kinds of heels. They have in every kind of shoes hidden heels as well. All the crazy stuff, they have it.
There might be one problem though. You might come across the problem of not finding your right size. If you observe correctly you will notice that a lot of girls walk around with too big shoes.. They are not to blame then it's really hard to find the right size, since mostly they only offer sizes from S to L... 
Lucky me, M works most of the time. Still I'm used to numbers.. (I'm EU38).. A lot of numbers.. So it's hard to understand why they only have 4 different sizes.

Now let's talk about this store. My favourite shoes store. It has the most beautiful shoes. Not only heels but also flat shoes. They always have the latest trends and change really often.

They have a website: http://www.femininecafe.jp and also a online shop. But as most of the shops it's only national... =(



4. Good Day House

This store is also in Harajuku-Takeshitadori. This store belongs to the more expensive side, but the quality is remarkable I usually always look around the street before I buy something from there.
In there I found school uniform dupes. Not the cheap quality uniforms, but those who look like the real thing.


In general they have a lot of unique and cute clothes. There is always something special there.

I found their website: http://www.itoyokado.co.jp/special/fashion/goodday/index.html but for some reason the clothes shown there are not close as awesome as they are in the store.


5. Tutu Anna

This is also not really a clothing store, but it's by far my favorite footwear store . They have several stores around Tokyo and one also in Harajuku-Takeshitadori. I alway buy there my tights, because they offer the best quality and have the biggest collection. They have all kinds of tights and socks. Usually they have a "3 pairs for 1000 Yen" offer.
If it comes to leggins you are better off looking for them in F21, since japanese girls usually don't wear leggins that often.

They have a website and also a online shop http://www.tutuanna.jp







Samstag, 18. Oktober 2014

CANMAKE Tokyo: My Favorite Japanese Cosmetic Brand




I can't believe it took me so long to actually try Canmake!! This japanese brand offers everything that you actually need. It has for everything the right product. It also has seasonal special product such as Halloween themed products and every here and then they release seasonal matching products. (It's currently fall and there are new darker cheek products out.)

When in Japan then CANMAKE!!

Canmake belongs to one of the cheap cosmetics-brands in Japan. A lot of products are around the 500 Yen section. I usually judge products by the price and didn't make any good experience with cheap products. Usually the product is just trash or the packaging is just super inconvenient. 
With Canmake it was different, the quality of this brand is just eccellent and it comes with such a large choice on products. I literally found even eyeprimer, which I've never seen before in a japanese drugstore. (guess I'm not looking deeply enough) Oh and my latest discovery was a nose contouring set. Awesome right? =)

Where is it sold?

In Japan you can find it everywhere, in every beautystore. Such as Matsumoto Kiyoshi or in a AEON Mall. Unfortunately I've never seen Canmake in any other country than Japan. Online you can find it on yesstyle.com, but the price is quite more expensive than in the stores here in Japan.

Awww What am I going to do without Canmake?!? Girls give Canmake a try you will fall in love with it. =) Just the product's cuteness is irresistable... look at all these cute nail polish colors ;)

Let me know what experiences you made with Canmake and which is your favorite product? I really love their concealer. The coverage is really good and long-lasting.




Freitag, 17. Oktober 2014

Nailproducts from kiki&lala



How cute is this?!? Found in my local AEON in Kita-Toda these super kawaii nail-care products!! It looks so dreamland like!! Don't you agree with me?!? :) 

Kiki&lala is a label from Sanrio where Hello Kitty is from too. It's typical characteristic is all those pastel colors, makes it appear so dreamy-like.
Like Hello Kitty also this label offers everything. From school supplies to beauty products. It covers a lot for a really small price. They sell Kiki&lala products at the 100 Yen shop.

I found this product in a beauty store at AEON. Beside nail polishes in really cute pastel colors, there is also nail files and really cute nail-stickers.
The products were also very affordable, each product was around 500¥. 

Dienstag, 7. Oktober 2014

I coloured my hair using Palty's Sakura Doughnut Haircolor



I've never coloured my hair on my own, in fact I only started to colour my hair at the age of 22. I did though colour my moms hair. Still colouring their own hair is slightly different.

Asian Haircolor

On my opinion asain haircolor is not as strong as western colors. It doesn't take to long till the original color starts to fade away. I would say after about a week you can see how the hair colour is turning lighter with a orange undertone. I don't really mind though. It makes it just more fun when the colour changes on it's own.


As you can see my natural hair colour is dark brown. I didn't bleach them before using this dye.

Palty Sakura Doughnut



I would be lying to you guys if I would tell you that I didn't buy this product only because of it's name and for the fact that Tsubasa Masuwaka is on the cover. I'm a huge fan of Tsubasa's Cosmetic line and therefore I assume that all the products she sponsores have to be good quality products. Beside that even the hair colour really got my attention. I really liked this pinkish undertone.

The product comes with:


  • Basewater
  • Hair Color
  • Container
  • Mixing Spoon
  • Hair Oil
  • A Pair Of Gloves



How to prepare the color


The preparation before colouring is really easy:

  1. Put the Base Water inside the Container.
  2. Add the Hair Color and mix it together until it becomes a mousse. (The container is almost too small, I had quite some troubles in mixing without spilling)


When that's done put your gloves on and apply the mousse all over your hair.
Try to not miss any spots and to avoid your skin. In case any colour happens to get on your skin wipe it off with a tissue.




Leave it on for 20 minutes and then wash it off with Shampoo for coloured hair if possible. I also used a moisturizing conditioner since hair colour is really drying. As for the last step I used the hair oil that was included in the packaging.



I expected my hair to turn out like the color in the middle.


This is the end result. I expected the color to be lighter. Instead it was pretty dark with a really strong pink undertone. On the roots where my natural haircolour was showing the colour is slightly darker. I'm really satisfied with the colour though. Even after the treatment my hair feel really moisturized and soft. It didn't take too much damage after colouring.