Tuesday, 12 November 2013

Make- up review~ Japanese or UK make- up?!


Hello there Cuties! Hope you are all well and ready for this review.
I for some time been wanting to but some Japanese make up as well as some Korean make up too,
Maybe its all in my head but I wanted to compare the brands with each other and see if it is worth it to buy the other brands from over sea or not. 



So far I have only 2 lip tints form a Korean shop which I use  more a less every second day. Am a huge make-up junkie anyway and want to try over-sea make up.
I also wondered if by using over seas make up if it would improve my skills and create more Japanese styles in make up or look more doll like. 


So I bought 2 eye palette's one new form Barry M ( Natural Glow.)as you all know I adore Barry M make-up and a Japanese make up palette called Kanebo Lavshuca melty hearts. This is my 1st comparision review so please be gentle on me, nya!






As you can see the item is well  displayed. It has a nice selection of colours to pick from to create a natural  glow in eye make up with a Blusher too . The pressed eye shadow takes a wee bit of rubbing to get a good amount on the applicator but the blusher was easy to use, I think its cause the shadows are in small spaces.
 Here is a photo of the eye make up with my own eye-liner and mascara which I have kept the same when I used the other make up too.


I have to say I am slightly disappointed on the colours from BarryM this time as normally the colour's are great, this palette colours where far to light for my personal liking even the darker shades.
I think using a wet brush might help with these colours but I was planning to use these more for my casual days and everyday but I think I will not use it as much as I was hopping.
However!
The lightness of the colours is still very good for beginners and for making your eyes look larger but the dark colours will not be the best for making shadows.
I shall be sticking to the Trio colour pallet from now on!!

Moving on the Japanese Palette Lavshauca.
Here are some Photos of the Packaging of the product.

 



The Palette is cute, but its tiny! Which put me off the applicator also was a bit fiddly I picked some natural shades,this one has some lights and darks in more browns it was had to find something to match BarryM  completely. As you can see you don't get a Blusher or as many colours but you got this stunning red.


Again the Colours were very light but they seemed to have a better pigment which was good for both highlighting and shadows. The Red was a nice touch but you could easily by a red eye shadow to use.
The colours were hard to use with the given applicator - so I used my own brush for the red to line it more than blend. Maybe I was being a bit light handed with the shades.

Overall thoughts...
I do love BarryM , I really do but this product, is not for me personally,I do like the overall look and display of the item.The Japanese one was really small which was a bit annoying.
However I would say that I much prefer the Melty Hearts out of the two products for the colours pigments.
Even the price can't sway me even though Barry M was Cheaper I still am picking Mety hearts over it , the price was more thanks to shipping.
My thinking is for doing Japanese make up find a brand you like and find the basics of doing Japanese styles, like creating bigger eyes I think that the Japanese brands might be slightly  better for these sort of styles as they are trendy over there and wanted.Where over here we are not after that sort of look ( Just yet.) I think if you can master the basics of make-up and styles then any good make up will work on your benefit.This would not stop me form trying more Japanese brands and make up even Korean makes though!
(Teehee!)

Tartan
xox




Friday, 8 November 2013

Christmas shopping


Hello everyone, my goodness it is getting so cold! Okay I admit that a person who feels the cold all the time. Which does not make much sense when am living in Scotland, Right?
So I have made a start to my Christmas Shopping ,when I think about it. It is almost done!
Yesterday I went out to a shopping centre with my wee family and bought a few more gifts for my friends.Its only a week in November and am poor already! I think its due to the fact I got back online ans soon as my change of address details changed over I was itching to get spending for Christmas and treat myself! Having no internet really scarred me...(drama queen, Blogger 1st world problems LOL!) 


So on a whim we went to a near by shopping centre after my Doctor appointment- Ive got a trapped nerve in my neck that is effecting my left hand nerves too.  *Sobs* 

Nothing a bit of retail therapy can not help right? I finished of 3 gifts and got myself a new 2 new belts as my jeans slide down - Don't you hate being stuck between sizes!!
So here is some photo spam for you all!


The centre had its Christmas decorations up the size of those ball's hanging from the roof was a bit scary. I hope they don't fall!!
 

I love white Christmas trees something magic about them hehe 


Am guessing that seat is for a VIP nearer Christmas...not gona catch me near him though, Did you know I am completely scared to death of folk who dress up as Father Christmas, Really creeps me out!

The bear and the polar animals are so cute though.



Some Images below the tree so sparkly and glittery.


How cute is this little display which was found at the main doors of the centre.

 I think the little bridge was really sweet, hehe.


After a good bit of wondering around the shops, avoiding Chibi's beans refusal of going into shops and tantrums we stopped for a bite to eat and drink.
Have you started your Christmas shopping yet?


I have been crazing Hot Chocolates of late am not sure why maybe cause they are so cosy and sweet!
so yummy!I also got a cherry muffin. 
It was super yummy and freshly baked too. When I got back home I found a ''sorry you were out card.''After some debate with Hubby over who's parcel it might be. We had to wait a while till we could go to the post office to collect it. But lucky for me Hubby went out to pick it up,to my delight it was for me, Haha! Yea he when in the huff as he is waiting on lots of pieces for the computer and wires and all that geeky techi stuff of his.


What was inside?! Well it was my long awaited Rilakkuma bear!


a Neko Plush, (to go with my other one from MCM Scotland.) 2 sheets of Stickers and a dust plug for my phone in the shape of a bow in hot pink. Ypu can check out my instagram on the link for more photos.
As well as a busy day I have also been working on a new side project called ''Kawaii Kraze'' I hope to do a post about it real soon!
Lots more to come to the blog!

Tartan
xox


Tuesday, 5 November 2013

Magical Nails, BarryM review.

Hello Cuties! Hope you are all well and staying super cute ,I am sure you all are!
So I have a review on some new polishes for you all these are from BarryM, My most loved brand for nail polish ever hehe.
Just of late they have brought out these sparkly pretties out and there is a few to pick from as well. I bought 3 of them and really want to get the other one.


You can get these in Duchess ,Princess , Lady , Countess and Majesty. I got the following Duchess the golden shade, Princess in the pink shade and Lady or pear white is called, in the white shade. They were also on a 3 for 2 offer when I went in Boots.
I love how magical anime princess like these shades are...to cute!


These are from the textured range, so when they dry the polish has some texture on the nails.
These shades are so cute! They come in the well recognised polish bottles that BarryM do.


Here on the ring finger is the Princess colour against the Duchess,The Princess is pink in colour and very girly I think its name is very fitting!


Here is the Duchess with the ring finger with Lady,I love the white one as it looks very Christmas like and reminds me of frosty snow outside its very pretty on and it was this shade  that I really wanted to buy. The Duchess is a mature shade of matt colours of dull pink, I cant quite pick out its shade it looks golden or nude brown with a hint of pink!?  Its a nice shade that I could wear when ever I want to get  a hint of sparkle. Cant keep a girl from some Sparkle right ?!
The Glitter also is a range of big and small particles. They need about 2 coats to get a nice shade and coverage and dry really fast.I think the lady and princess ones are my favourites. The only down side  about these is it takes a while to remove all the glitter and sparkles off... 
Please do check out Barry M more so on the facebook page as they have a game you can play where you can win prizes and discounts!

I hope you all enjoyed my magical nail review on these pretty nail polishes! 
Till next time..


Tartan
xox




Friday, 1 November 2013

Make-up Haul Review

Hello Kawaii lovers!
How are you all today?
Today I got my newest Haul of make up thanks to Superdrug 3 for 2 offer, on all make-up that is currently in stores and online. I took the chance to try some new make up and get some much needed foundation powders! I wanted to try this branded name Sleek. I have seen it many times in the shop but never got round to trying it out.
Any how my parcel came mid week with my products,since I have to travel to Superdrug or any other shop in that matter...Online shopping is a god send hehe! 
You can pick up Sleek make up online from them direct too here with the Link here, and also on Facebook .
What I do like about the Sleek Website is when you look at the products and read about them , they have a bit down the bottom where it tells you how to use the products too! Cool, Huh?!


Here are the products I got a Press Powder a Base Duo Kit and a pallet called Face form.
The product packages are,well sleek lol! 
They are simple and well all in black, am thinking its their trademark or something, I like black but the way they use the pallets and everything having a mirror is a great extra which you can see from my photos.






Each of my pieces had their own mirrors and the duo box was cleverly designed to fit the product into the box. The press powder has its own sponge, I will be using my own brushes for it though.
Here are some close ups for you to see.


The middle and right colours have more of a shimmer to the make-up and the one of the left of the Face form is a matt and slightly darker shade.I got the Light shade.




I got the Duo Set in Bamboo, I really should have gone for a lighter shade with the crem'e as its a tad to dark but nothing I cant adjust myself. I think White rose would be better or in the Shell shade. 
I now know for next time ,teehee.


Here is the Press powder that has a SPF 15 and is to give a Suede effect, I have noticed it has a shimmer through this but gives a nice matt finish to the make- up.
Am fairly happy with my items and love the Face form its great! Over all, I like the nice even base  they all give you and its easy to work with this make up and more so with the selection of shades you can buy.
I think can see me using and buying Sleek products in the future, more so with the reasonable prices for the items too. 
I have been requested to review more make up but next time I shall be looking into researching ...yup you guessed it  Japanese brands. As am looking for Dolly like eye make up its high up on my list of  eye make up products so watch this space as its gona be a great blog post to look forward too!
*But keep in mind its not just the brand or where its from that always matters, its how you do your make up to achieve your looks. 

Till next time.

Tartan xox