Friday, March 28, 2014

Anastasia Beverly Hills Review!! (Contour kit, Brow Dip, Brow Powder Duo)

Hey ladies!

 There are SO many ways of doing eyebrows now. Its crazy how eyebrows are now totally in! (I meant in as in not just for celebrities, but for everyone of all professions are becoming aware of this!) Its fun seeing the progression of girls and their eyebrows, and I'm talking about myself as well! Ive never been super aware about my brows til recently when everything is about brows. I finally decided to put some investment into having brow products, good ones of course!

Instagram helped me to discover Anastasia Beverly Hills cosmetics and all they would really post pics of are brows and tutorials! It took me a while until I really considered buying from them just because I usually just use normal eyeshadow to fill in my brows and it worked relatively well.

Find their website here: <a href="http://www.anastasia.net">www.anastasia.net</a>

Shortly after their many products, they came out with their contour kit which was sold out right away! But I managed to snatch one the next batch :3



In side the contour kit it comes with a panel that shows step by step how to use the contour palette. Pretty handy for first timers!

The Contour palette comes with 6 shades. 3 which you use to contour, and 3 for highlighting. They are all powder. 





Left to right: Vanilla, Banana, Sand, Java, Fawn, Havana.

Both vanilla and banana are satin with banana being a little bit more yellow than pale. Banana is comparable to the Banana Powder by Ben Nye Cosmetics. 

Sand is a shimmery pink tone highlighter, and pretty pigmented. I use it often actually.

Java is my favorite contouring color in the palette. 

ALLLL of the colors are pigmented and not powdery.

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Here is a photo of me using the contour kit and brow products: 


These are the two brow products that I used for my brows:


The Dip Brow Gel and the Duo powder compact.


I usually use only the Duo Powder one for my daily...face lol But if I want a stronger shape or a more sharper look, I use the gel to first draw the brow first then fill it in with powder.

I dont think the powder is super extraordinary compare to regular brow powders, but the dip brow to me was pretty impressive! The two products makes a good duo. 

* For my concealer to give my eyebrows a cleaner or sharper look, I use MAC's studip finish concealer in NC15. Its a lot lighter than my whole face for sure but it aids in creating that pre-highlight for me. I would simply set the concealer with a similiar color highlighter or something shimmery.


I have really light eyebrows and they grow weird unfortunately. Both of my eyebrows dont grow the same way so I have to work differently with both brows to force them to look even lol


That concludes my review for Anastasia Beverly Hills cosmetics! I hope you found it helpful ^__^

- Chuy xoxo



































Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Naked Palettes Comparison (Naked 3 REVIEW)

Hey makeup junkies :)


So I finally have the complete Naked Palettes yay! I have the Naked one and two and after that I felt like I had to get the third one just to complete the collection lol I think each of these palettes are very unique and a different style in each palette. 


Starting off with the Naked 3 palette, the first time I saw it online it reminded me of Valentines day! The colors comes in warm pinks and soft chocolate browns like in Valentines Day chocolate boxes <3 Very sweet and romantic colors for innocent and youthful looks!



Here is a closer look at some of the colors in the palette:



Strange: Satin cream color
Dust: Dusty Shimmery Pale Pink Color
Burnout: Lightly shimmer pink peach color
Limit: Matte light taupe color

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Buzz: Shimmery pink brown 
Trick: Shimmery gold
Nooner: Taupe brown gray
Liar: Light flat shimmer taupe

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Factory: Light flat shimmer dirty brown
Mugshot: Light flat Shimmery light gray hint of brown
Darkside: Dark brown hint of gray
Blackheart: Dark brown with hints of purple sparkles

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My personal favorite palette out of these three is the Naked 2. It has darker shades that I would use to define my eyes personally lol I also think the naked 2 has warmer shades that compliment my skin better. I appreciate the different palettes I think theyre all very unique. 

Naked 2 Palette:



The brush in this palette is really nice. Its probably one of my favorites out of the three brushes.


The blending brush (first photo of brush bristle) is great! Its a flat sided blending brush meaning its not a round fluffy blending brush. I love these kind of blending brushes because it really does a great job for concentrated blending. I use that side of the brush often. 

The other side of the brush is a more of a flat eyeshadow application for eye lids etc. Naked one, two and three all have it.

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The Naked One palette was the one that started it all! I think the colors are cooler than the other two naked palettes. I havent used the palette as much ever since I got my Naked 2. But occasionally I come back to it because I have it :p Excuse the mirror I cracked it a bit when I went to Japan D; 



I didnt get the Naked Basics because I think its TOO basic for me. I like playing with colors so this palette would end up sitting in the corner lol

So yea! I hope you guys found this review handy! Love Urban Decay and I think Im going to try their new lipstick and lipgloss too! Til then, Thanks for reading <333






























Friday, December 13, 2013

Japanese products super fast makeup tutorial (LIST OF PRODUCTS)

Hey guys!

Opps it's been a while since I posted a blog huh lol
I recently posted a video tutorial on my YouTube channel again after not doing so for over a year now? But for those that don't know yet, I went to japan last summer! It was awesome! I love Japanese products so much more! I'll probably post another blog post about  it soon....or maybe in another year...lol jk about my japan trip ^_^

Watch the video tutorial here:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NN9jp2-LHV

A few girls requested that I listed the products, duh, so here I am :) I'll also provide the pictures and links to where you could get the products since most of them I got them when I was in japan.


Here are the products!

FACE PRODUCTS: 

• Fairy drops BB cream in ochre:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/FAIRY-DROPS-Japan-Candy-Bar-BB-Cream-Ochre-/121144268819?pt=US_Makeup_Face&hash=item1c34c2d813

• Fairy drops vanilla puff:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/FAIRY-DROPS-Japan-Vanilla-Puff-Mineral-Loose-Powder-Ochre-/370851303423?pt=US_Makeup_Face&hash=item565875cfff

• Nars blush (orgasm) and bronzer (Laguna) duo:
- http://narcosmetics.com/color/cheeks/blush/~/orgasm-blush
http://narcosmetics.com/iconic-nars/cult-classics/~/laguna-bronzing-powder

• Canmake highlighter:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/CANMAKE-Aurora-Sparkling-Highlighter-05-Baby-Beige-4-4g-/330966401230?pt=US_Makeup_Face&hash=item4d0f2280ce

• Canmake blush powder checks
http://www.ebay.com/itm/CANMAKE-JAPAN-Powder-Cheeks-/281181949088?pt=US_Makeup_Face&hash=item4177c00ca0

EYE MAKEUP PRODUCTS:

• Dolly wink eyeshadow palette #01 brown:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Koji-Dolly-Wink-Makeup-Eye-Shadow-Eyeshadow-Palette-II-01-Brown-Japan-/221261021194?pt=US_Makeup_Eyes&hash=item33842f400a

• Canmake eyeshadow :
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Canmake-Tokyo-Eye-Nuance-Eyeshadow-from-Japan-/370813090156?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&var=&hash=item56562eb96c

• √Čtude house eyebrow pencil: 
http://cosmetic-love.com/etude-house-drawing-eye-brow-pencil-1-3-4-5-6.html

• K-Palette 1Day Tattoo Real Lasting Black Liquid Eyeliner:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/K-Palette-1Day-Tattoo-Real-Lasting-Black-Liquid-Eyeliner-24h-WP-Limited-Edition-/171175010113?pt=US_Makeup_Eyes&hash=item27dad35f41

• Missha The Style black eye pencil liner:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Missha-The-Style-Eye-Liner-Pencil-/350833780232?pt=US_Skin_Care&var=620146405520&hash=item51af52a608

• Fairy drops mascara film type:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Fairy-Drops-Mascara-FILM-TYPE-JAPAN-SELLER-/131068101710?pt=US_Makeup_Eyes&hash=item1e8444844e


LIP PRODUCTS 

• Candy doll Ramune pink: 
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Candy-Doll-Lisptick-Tsubasa-Ramune-Pink-JAPAN-SELLER-/131028997208?pt=US_Makeup_Lips&hash=item1e81efd458

• Candy doll lipgloss:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Candy-Doll-Japan-Tsubasa-Masuwaka-Makeup-Lip-Gloss-6-Choices-/260990102379?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&var=&hash=item3cc438eb6b

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I hope this was helpful to those that wanted this list!!! ^_^ 
Feel free to let me know if you want me to review some of these products~ 



Monday, July 8, 2013

Update & JAPAN!

Hi everyone :)

Well uh, I've been gone pretty much everywhere for a while huh hahaha. I've been occupied with people around me like family and those that I care for lately and just been trying to keep up with myself while I'm at it, that's why :P So! Happy news for those that don't know already, I'm going to be in Japan for a about 3 1/2 weeks! I'm soooooooo excited! In about 3 days I'll land directly in Tokyo, Japan :o omfg! I'll be stepping foot. On. Japan. Guys. Something I never thought would happen. Actually this whole trip was kind of a random...thing...lol I kind of just threw everything in the air and said 'what the heck' and yeah, now I'm going to Japan! I'm kind of glad I did that. I feel like this is the new start of a more adventurous life that I NEED and I'm glad I'm forcing myself out of my comfort zone to explore and learn more about life, culture, and to just open my heart to new things and people and things.

So yeah! No matter what happens, I know everything will always be ok. I'll always figure something out and things will go as it will, which is usually good if I just keep believing and keep at SOMETHING. There will always be hope.
Anyways, I'm all packed and ready!


I can't wait! I haven't seen Cody for almost 4 months too. It'll be amazing to see him again.

So a few days ago I took some photos with my friend Ryan Bloomquist. I met him when we were getting our photos taken for Maid Cafe for an Anime Convention :3 He's leaving to New York soon and I'm leaving for a Japan in a few days so I thought it was perfect :3 But yeah, here are some photos ^_^



Actually there has been so much going on I don't think I can even organize it right in a single blog post lol But yeah, I'm just so thankful. This year has been great. Met many new great people, did so much more than I could ever imagine. Learned a lot, grew a lot, became stronger, know a little more about myself and who I want in my life. All in less than a year!! Its wonderful. I'm excited too do more :)

Oh, I also added another ear pierce lol I thought about it one day and decided to just do it. I would like a belly piercing, but I know about what happens during and after pregnancy with it...and for sure I want kids of my own so yeah...na-da ._.



I'll be dying my hair soon hehehehe. I'll post something about it if I'm not lazy haha. But it'll be a surprise ^__^

Thanks for reading guys! And I'll definitely keep posting more about Japan. I'll have time since Cody will be in class and stuff and I'll have nothing to do but post pics and stuff ^_^ Follow me on Instagram for quick photo stalking of me in Japan!!

INSTAGRAM: CHUYYANG


See you guys soon, IN JAPAN ^___^ <3
- Chuy ♥

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

EOS Ice Gray Circle Lens Review :3

Hi everyone ^_^

It's been a while since my last circle lens review, actually, I've been too busy to look into buying more lately :x So I bought these because last time, I got the Ice Browns, and I LOVED THE DESIGN! Too bad it I accidently ripped it :( I decided to try the gray ones this time :)

If you don't know already, I love grays. I think they compliment many different outfits and makeup look :)

I ordered mines from Maplelens.com. The sent me one to review from before, and I really do like their service and products that I went back ^_^



Hehe, lenses came in their very own made packaging that's eco friendly with a thank you note~



And of course, lens case to put them in so that you can soak them up right away :3



My first impression? OMG LOVE IT! :D It is definitely "icey" looking but somehow somewhat natural looking. Its nothing that would give a extreme impression like "holy crap your contact lenses" but rather "Ouuu, your eyes so purdy" :p

So here is a close up of the lenses in my eye with flash~



And here is a close up without the flash~



The side halo affects are awesome on these lenses. My fav gray was the GEO Nudy gray for that true gray, sparkle, and halo affect, but I think these are my new favorite grays now.



If you're looking for a englargement that looks 'natural', I'd say these does a pretty good job IN person lol If you look at my photo above, yeah it's quite exaggerated hahaha You know them kawaii Asians and their poses. :p

OH!! This is random..but I'm wearing a wig! (I hope it was pretty obvious that my hair cannot grow that fast lol) But yeah, cheap ass wig from ebay but it's quality is god sent! Could be god sent who knows! I love how soft it is. So easy to tame and put on and it looks natural and not all synthetic looking lol Omg, off track and starting a review of my wig wtf. Sorry lol

ANYWAYS, more camwhore photos of me with the wig, contacts, and oversized glasses!!







As for COMFORT, EOS brands are usually super comfortable for me. However, I know a few that has problems with itching and whatnot from EOS, just as I do for GEO brands, but they are perfectly fine for me. They are comfortable for me, not super though. I can occasionally feel it moving around my eye, I'm sure it's because of the size.

Here's another photo from the day before when I tried it out for the first time. Check out that halllloooooooo!! <3 :3



So yeah! Overall, these are my Newwwwwwwwww fav :D ^_______^ These are pretty popular now too lol If you want to check them out, here's the link! http://www.maplelens.com/eos-ice-grey/

I hope you enjoyed this review!! Thanks for reading :D

Bye ^3^



Thursday, March 21, 2013

Illinois Trip! Mitsuwa, Friends, Driving, Japanesey things!

Ohayougozaimasu ! :3 

OH OKAY! ~

So it's been half a week of spring break for me so far. I haven't planned to do much, but on my top list is to definitely spend time and do things with my lovey because he's leaving this Monday to Nagasaki Japan for a semester of school :( So that's 4 months D: I know, some have it worst, but it's not wrong for me to incredibly miss the love of my life or else something would be wrong with me in this relationship lmao Also, it's not like I've never been in a long distance relationship for those who forgets and keep preaching to me about it =___="

Anyways! With that said, I demanded that we do something a bit more extravagant (sorta not really lol). I just wanted out from my state and everyone there too.  Illinois worked since it was close enough, not too far, plus I haven't been there since ACEN, (Anime Central) which was about 2 years ago. Cody mentioned Mitsuwa, a Japanese Market place and yes of course I want to go!! His friend Adverse, who we later met up to pick up an order Cody made from him, texted "Why are you going to fake Japan when you're going to REAL Japan in less than a week?!" lol I guess, but hey...it was that or doing nothing! Hahaha

Soooo! The first thing set up in front of the entrance in Mitsuwa, were tables of MAGAZINES and some MANGAS! Foe lyke a dolla mannnnnnnn! I was like wtf and started scrambling through them all like a squirrel. At that point...I just grabbed what I saw appealing since it really was just a dollar each. They were recent magazines too just a few months old like from December and November issues in 2012. New and errthang.


I Had to get the beauty magazines, no duh, and of course my Jrock <3














There was also a small Kamisama Hajimemashita calendar in the manga yay! Cody got a few, like a cosplay one  that'll be in my hands soon to watch over when he's in Japan lol So yeah, I feel like I stole these cause they were so cheap! I would've gotten more but the rest of them weren't so cool lookin...maybe next time they'll have more :3


They sold food and stuff, pretty much they were like a Japanese Target lol Although I am Asian, I'm an American, and foreign things fascinates me no matter how Asian my blood is lol I'm saying this because CHECK OUT THESE PADS N BATH STUFF IN JAPANESE!







Holy shittzzz. Okay I'm exaggerating a little bit. But seriously, I am a fucking sucker for anything cute. I walked down the aisle for kitchen cleaning and stuff, their packaging were so damn cute I'd like BUY the hell out of it LMAO They could easily sell off of me ;-; In a way, I'm glad I don't live near there lol


The best part was, they had dolly wink and other drugstore makeup from Japan here! I was just happy I saw it being retailed in an actual store and not online where I did all of my Asian shopping. I didn't buy them, just cause I could still get it cheaper somewhere online haha







OH, and they also have Palty hair dye. I guess THESE would be the reason for me to live close so I could just get hair dye stuff I wanted in a flash when I need it lol


Pretty neat they had a Shiseido counter too AND BB Cream from Asia. Lol told you so, I was just really stroked that I'm seeing this in person haha.



Bought a few snacks and then ate at the cafe area. Found this guy! hehe




Caught Cody off guard. lol 


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After about an hour and a half at Mitsuwa, we headed over to his friend Adverse's 'den'. He owns KWOC (Kings Without Crowns) which is quite a brand for Breakers, such as my bf. His stuff is pretttttttttttttttty DOPE. Love his style. He prints all the stuff himself and runs it himself. This guy is what's up when it comes to WORK HARD. *clap clap* Since you read this far, how about checking him out yeah? ;) http://www.killkwoc.com






Like dayumm cool stuff yo :O

After that we went to Chinatown. I've been there a few times, but I was younger so I don't really remember. It was just like...a Chinese...town lol Cody been to China before, said the smell was quite similiar haha. Somehow I didn't remember to get much photos here. Too busy running in and out of each and every store on the block. We did find this romantic chain! "Always love you until the forever love" <333 lolololol



I also bought myself a Fruit Tart ^__^ Cody got a Coconut Tart which was ubbbbber yummy...but he ate it before I could take a photo lol



Then some pics of us goofying around. Well, ME, goofing around. Occasionally he's been occupied with this new game of his, Jurassic Park haha He never play games on his phone, nor download anything but this one got him GOOOOOOOD. 








We were on our way to go see the egg thingy, CLOUD GATE. But man, downtown is not like from where I came from. It's fucken crazy downtown in Chicago lol So we just drove around it haha We were on our way to pick up his friend John (bby name J Funky) to go back to our city to visit his gf. 




Got home and chilled a bit as we watch fucken Ruselle Peters. HAHAHA That guy, is fucken hilarious. I'm probably gonna show my parents one of his clips haha But yep...and ate our snacks we bought from Mitsuwa like fatties once again! I'm gonna miss being a fattie with him and watching shit ton of movies, anime, and comedies lol





SO YEAHHHH, it was good day. We needed this since we never really went out out with just us two, sorta. lol


And just cause I wouldn't know where to post these pics, here! Earlier TODAY before work at school lol






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I'm planning on a trip to Japan myself the last two weeks Cody will be there. So I'm going to be cheap as hell and save save save. It'll be worth it. I'm gonna LOVE it there! I also can't wait for next semester when I start Japanese. I've been dreaming of this for 2 years now before college even started @_@ So many of our friends are planning to visit Japan sometime this summer too!! Trying to get them all to go near the end of July so we could all hang out together in Japan lol EEEEEEEEEK!!! I can't wait! I hope everything will go smoothly til then!!!! *CROSSES FINGERS*!!

OKAY! ^___^ Well, Thanks for reading! I'll make sure there are more adventures to share with you guys this summer before the BIG JAPAN adventure. ^___^ I can't wait to live more of life. 














 
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