Friday, March 26, 2010
Monday, March 22, 2010
Friday, March 19, 2010
i'm so~ disloyal to my cakeup. i'm always looking for something better to replace my HGs. =X is that bad? oh well. so yesterday, while i was @ mitsuwa looking for the dolly wink liquid liner (which i couldn't find), this little cookie caught my eye:
i don't know if it's good marketing (it probably is) but i fell for it again. the cute packaging and the word "tearbaby" made me believe that this liner could possibly challenge my HG liquid liner, k-palette 1-day tattoo. i tried to challenge my HG once before (w/ 24H), and k-palette won w/ flying colors -- no pun intended.
pics on the box:
i just tried it on today. the color didn't go on as boldly as k-palette but maybe it just needs a little more use to get the tip going.
full review to be posted soon. stay tuned!
Wednesday, March 17, 2010
Monday, March 15, 2010
it's not that noticeable but the lashes on my right are a bit longer. (fyi-macbook webcam mirrors images).
i'm also wearing my new HG (but way too expensive) mascara: YSL Mascara Singulier
YSL is really proud of their new "3D" brush design and they even patented it. i was doubtful at first, but i really like this brush. it separates your lashes well but adds lots of volume. if you like Dior, you'll probably like YSL Singulier. something to note: this is the newer, updated version of the Mascara Volume Effet Faux Cils. i found out that the Faux Cils (which i reviewed earlier) dries out quicker than this one. if anyone knows of a drugstore brand that's equivalent to YSL Singulier or Dior Blackout, please drop a line! btw - i've already tried L'Oréal Voluminous (my sista's HG) -- too clumpy for me, however.
Wednesday, March 10, 2010
i think YES.
coming from a person who never wanted to try lash enhancing chemicals, i have to say i was quite impressed by Revitalash when i saw my sister's n mom's lashes grow like non-koreans. lol it worked for me too, but it did take ~3-4 mos to notice a significant difference. HOWEVER, with Dea Bella, i noticed a difference in less than 2 mos.
how i tested:
in November of '09, i took a trip to Singapore and got lash extensions done -- which i absolutely HATED. (i think they used cheap hard lashes.) i ended up removing them myself, along with 50% of my own lashes. yes, it was OUCH! so when i got back from my trip, i was in great need of Revitalash. it was around this time when i found out about Dea Bella. a distant friend of mine had been using it, and her lashes were rumored to be super long. so i thought, why not give it a try?
fast forward ~2 mos and i had my full set of lashes again (or most of them at least)! i later started putting Revitalash on my left eye and Dea Bella on my right, and the lashes on my right eye (Dea Bella) are now longer and more full than my left. the only weird thing is that it hasn't worked so well on the outer corners of my LOWER lashes. can't explain that.
things to note: on application, Dea Bella stings EVERY TIME. i know some ppl who have experienced initial pain/tingling with Revitalash that eventually went away. i never felt any stinging with Revitalash. i have a pretty high tolerance for pain (ask my sister) and Dea Bella still bugs every time when i put it on. (OH the things i do for beauty!) i also worry that it's more harmful (chemically) than Revitalash because it stings so much, but i will continue to use it because i'm VAIN. haha =X price is comparable to Revitalash but i found it on a korean beauty website for approx 1/3 of the cost! (see link below)
i tried to take some close-up shots to show the difference between my left and right lashes but i couldn't get a good picture. i really need to buy one of those SLR cameras with a crazy macro lens. i'll post something for you guys to look @ soon!
i want to try Latisse one day but it's just so darn expensive! $120 for 2 mos (Latisse) vs. $55-$150 for a whole year (Revitalash, Dea Bella). ehhh... maybe one day.
Price: $55.00 - $150.00
Where to Buy: deabella.com, vgjcollection.com (cheap!)
Overall Rating: 4.5/5 stars
Tip: if you're not good with pain/stinging, this is not the product for you. (use Revitalash instead.)