October 30, 2014

Review: Kao Liese Prettia Hair Dye in Sweet Apricot

Back in December when my roots were growing in after using Cassis Berry, I thought I was ready to go a step lighter and try Liese Prettia Sweet Apricot. 

Comes with:
Hair Dye
Developer in bottle
Foaming pump

Add the little black bottle(hair dye) to the Transparent bottle of Developer.
Cap it.
Do NOT shake. Gently flip upside down 5-6 times.
Replace white lid with pink pump.
Spread through hair.
Wait 30-40 minutes.
Wash and add Conditioner.

(Fluorescent lighting)

A orangey light brown or very auburn. I'd say it turned out very close to the color result on the box.

Not damaging. Seriously, None.
Did lighten my hair and matched closely with box results.
Even color.
The Foam was easy to use and no crazy drippy mess.

Had more than enough to spread in my hair.


Smell. Has a chemical scent, but so does every hair dye. 
Some areas of my roots became a bright orange. Assuming it is due to the heat from the scalp lifting the hair color faster. It's nothing too ridiculous though.

(Top right: Direct Sunlight, Middle right: Natural indoor)

5 out of 5
The packaging is way too good. The formula is not damaging, easy to use, mess free, and even. The color didn't seem to fade much. I'm telling you, Kao and/or Japan's hair dye game is on point. Definitely a future repurchase.

October 19, 2014

Ipsy: 2014 July Bag

Here is the 2014 July Ipsy Bag:

Nailtini Straight Up Color Nail Lacquer in "Mango Rita":
Initially, I was excited to get a nail polish, but disappointed with the color choice. That was until I saw the color in person, besides the orangey creme color it has holographic shimmer spread in it. Beautiful and unique. Although the holographic shimmers seems to be just gold when on the nail. The formulas good too, A 2 coater, dries faster, and last awhile without chipping.

Clear Clinic Laboratories Vanished Clear Spot Treatment:
This was what I need skincare wise. I've been battling acne for years, but I haven't tested this properly yet. So I'm not sure what to say.

Elizabeth Mott Tints & Sass:
Current status: Madly in love! I was jumping for joy to receive this. I always wanted to try this sheer liquid tint type of product be it from, Benefit or Lioele, but I could never muster up the courage to purchase it for such a natural tint. The formula of this is very nice and the scent is amazing. Gives a cherry popsickle tint and smells like it too.

Hang Ten Dark Tanning Oil SPF 08:
Not sure what to say about this. I'm sure it's nice, but I don't need it. I'm naturally tan already and one of those people who can tan after just 10 minutes in the sun. I'm probably just going to give this to one of my paler friends.

bareMinerals 5-in-1 BB Advanced Performance Cream Eyeshadow Broad Spectrum SPF 15:
Not entirely sure which shade I received, but it's a dark taupe. The formula is nice and dries quick. It's not a base/primer type of product due to it setting and drying fast. It's a nice stand alone shade.

Ipsy Bag:
I get the theme of summer and the beach. I feels like a swim toy type of material with scallopped edges.  Cheap, but handy still.

4 out of 5
Big fan of the nail polish, cream eyeshadow, and lip tint. Happy with the spot treatment. Not in need of the Tanning oil. Out of the bags I had received up to this point this was by far my favorite.

October 17, 2014

Ipsy: 2014 June Bag

Here is the June 2014 Ipsy Bag:

Laneige BB Cushion: 
It comes with a sample of the BB Cushion SPF50+ Broad Specrum Sunscreen and 3 shades of the BB Cushion in Light, Medium, and Dark. The concept of this is interesting, it is more of less a product-soaked sponge. The sponge is a "Patented Antimicrobial Puff" that dispenses the perfect amount of product. Not sure if this type of product is my thing, but I'll use it on my lazy day less coverage days.

Marc Anthony Dream Waves Beach Spray: 
Possibly the most use product in this for me personally. I have stick straight hair and this doesn't work for those who don't have some type of natural wave to there hair. So I suppose I can use this as a back up hair spray, but it does make your hair a bit crunchy

NYX Butter Gloss in "BLG08 Apple Strudel":
I was really excited to get to receive this. I've seen rave reviews on it all over the internet when it came out. Apple Strudel wouldn't have been my first choice in color, but it's a pretty shade in the tube. The problem it is that is too sheer for my liking and it's a thicker gloss with a sight stickiness. It is good at lasting for a bit, but that slight stickiness would bother me to no end.

Nicka K New York  Shimmer Eyeliner in "Green":
I looked forward to try this, it reminds me of my days of crazy colored liners. Nicka K isn't really that nice of a brand though. It's the type of brand that I only see a cheap local dollar accessory stores. To my surprise, I like it. It's a bright teal green and the applicator brush is thin. It is a very runny inner so it takes a second to dry. Stays put nicely, but it does STAIN. Be warned.

MDSolarSciences Mineral Tinted Crème Broad Spectrum SPF 30 UVA-UVB Sunscreen:
This was a great little sample for the summer. I loved it. Unlike any other facial sunscreen I tried, it went on smoothly like a primer and because of the tinted quality, no weird white cast. It does separate a little in the tube so remember to shake it up. 

Ipsy Bag:
For June, we received a cute tropical print bag by Rebecca Minkoff. It seems pretty well made and the print is nice and vibrant.

3 out of 5
I didn't need the Marc Anthony Dream Waves Spray and not a fan of the Nyx Butter Gloss. The samples of the Laniege BB cushions and the Nicka K liner were alright. My favorite was the MDSoarSciences sunscreen, surprisingly. I'm actually considering to purchase the full size.