Monday, January 20, 2014

Review: Lioele Bubi Bubi Mascara #3 Dancing Blue

What do you think if you happen to see a woman at public place, wearing natural, pretty makeup BUT her lashes are painted blue like, electric blue? Is she insane or is there anything wrong with your eyes? That woman could be anyone, for example: me? Because today I have a special blue mascara review for all of you, and believe me, this is my favorite mascara for past few months~

Unusual Range of Color Selections in Korean Mascaras!
Lioele Bubi Bubi Mascara is not very popular but it seriously offers mascara shades of what other Korean mascaras don’t. Clear and blue shade, for example, which is common for US and UK brands. I’m totally excited about the blue—over the clear, of course—so I purchased it right away at Colormix during my HK trip last year.
Here’s the official ads of it:

Clear mascara, ah there’s always next time. Brown, too mainstream. Black, undoubtedly boring. Blue….wait what, blue? Dancing Blue is the name? I’m totally sold!

Check Out the Ingredients List, ALWAYS DO THIS
The tube is dominated by black color with metallic printing on the body saying the product’s name. Mostly tube products like this only have its ingredients list put on a sticker label attached to the outer plastic seal that’s wrapped all over it, so you might want to check it first before buying. And yes, it contains alcohol which some of you with sensitive eyes—not me, not really—might bother to use it. The alcohol scent bursts out as you open the tube, though it’s not very strong either.

Electric Blue, Babe!
The wand is a brush type wand, one kind that would help add volume to your lashes. However, it adds no volume at all but tends to clump sometimes. Just a little bit of lengthening effect. Very little! You can see the blue color is pretty striking; it’s totally an electric blue color! Awesome, just as expected. The formula of this mascara is pretty dry, it dries quickly on your lashes than it is when swatched. If you want to coat over your lashes for the second or third time, you better do it quick before it dries and you will end up flaking the first coat. Being dry on the formula also has its own advantage of holding up curl well without weighing the lashes down.

It’s totally waterproof and smudgeproof, flaking issues only occur if you happen to rub your eyes very hard like if they were very itchy. That feeling, remember? But that’s quite rare. You won’t mess your eye makeup by doing that. What an amazing staying power it has, albeit it’s also very hard to remove. Every attempt of getting rid of this mascara will always cost me one, or two strands of eyelash. Dry formula must be the bad guy here! I still would have lashes left if I happen to wear this mascara everyday, wouldn’t I? *terrified*

As shown in pictures above, it is electric blue that’s on your lashes. Don’t worry, the color won’t be so obviously ‘electric blueeeee’ unless someone is only 40-50 cm away from your face. At least it’s not very noticeable from a distance of 1 meter or more, promise!

This mascara retails at HKD$50 at Colourmix, and other retail stores that carries Lioele brand. Pretty cheap for mascara…YES IT IS CHEAP THIS ONE HAS 7G IN IT LOL I’M REPURCHASING


Last Words?
Overall, Lioele Bubi Bubi Mascara is awesome, it comes with unusual range of color selections and has great staying power Korean brands don’t usually do. Sadly this mascara contains alcohol, which stings on some with sensitive eyes. Removing and building this mascara up can be a little hard due to its budgeproof and dry formula, but still this one is a cheap alternative for those who want a perk up in their eyes during the summer season! Completely wearable, not whore-able. You know you can trust me!

C’mon, give fun and daring colors more shots. Winter season is going to get over itself very soon, we’re going to back to those sunny, bright days! Blue can never be wrong, it’s the color of our sky!
So what do you think about this? Will you give it a try, or a nay? Do comment, because you guys know how much I love to hear it from you. XOXO

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Haul: January Madness! First Haul in 2014 ♥

This haul post is the very first haul that I did in 2014! Yay and let’s hear from you girls too! Actually these items were ordered like back there in November and December, but just happened to arrive here in Indonesia now so…let’s simply call them a January haul, shall we ;)

I really made myself broke for this haul, I mean the holiday season was when you should really spend out your money on! The limited editions and the joyful mood of days-off around—which led to a free-googling-time, the second most dangerous activity of women—how could you pass on those items? Even though I managed to get one limited edition item of the year, I still regret why not taking some items earlier as they were completely disappeared when I was convinced enough to buy: in example the famous-but-discontinued Laura Mercier Artist Palette 2013. Boo! Things sure disappear so fast, so let’s get into them before the hauling season is over—and let me drown in the guilty mood of purchasing too many. Here is what I got:

Rouge Bunny Rouge Aqua Primer Prelude in the Clouds
Rouge Bunny Rouge Seas of Illumination in Sea of Tranquility

Rouge Bunny Rouge babeeeeeeh! Finally I can get them in my hand and yes, I would like to agree with those who say that Rouge Bunny Rouge packaging is looking so expensive and…lovely. The price is not unfortunately. Each costs me like above $50 idk, but finally it makes me happy just to take a look to them. The outer cylindrical tube is cute, but I prefer the bottle inside. Wanna know how do they look like? Soon, in my reviews!

Second picture is all about Coastal Scents! I grabbed like 4 liquid liners as an act of stocking up because they’re just too lovely! Nothing, until today, beats the performance of the cheap $2.49 liquid liner of Coastal Scents on my eyes. Kudos! The brush cleanser got lot of compliments too on site’s reviews, so I grabbed it. The Brush Guard, for my blending brushes being kept in shape.

Coastal Scents Liquid Liner in Jet x 4
Coastal Scents Brush Shampoo Cleanser
Coastal Scents The Brush Guard Shadow & Liner Pack
Coastal Scents Elite Angled Blush Brush

I love Essence so much! This Germany brand literally travelled all the way around from Germany here to Indonesia, in a friend’s backpack LOL. There are their eye primer, famous sharpener which is said to be dupe for UD Grindhouse, and the fantastic mascara!

Essence I Extreme Crazy Volume Mascara
Essence I Stage Eyeshadow Base
Inglot Lip Refill #33
Essence Dual Sharpener
Elianto Splendour Shadow in 07 Shell Beige
Rosebud Perfume Co. Smith’s Minted Rose Lip Balm
Shu Uemura x Takashi Murakami Lip & Cheek Funtasy in Heroine Rose

And oh, spotted the Rosebud Perfume Co. lip balm there? Spoiler alert, it’s a holy grail of mine now—even Burt’s Bees got kicked out of my stash! There’s also a prize that I win from Carnellin’s 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway, Shu Uemura product which is very adorable lip product, err, seems that I’ve found a dupe to.

To the tools & miscellaneous section, here I have:

Sariayu Pembersih Jeruk
Maybelline Clean Express Total Clean Eye & Lip Makeup Remover
Sigma F82 Round Kabuki Brush
Sigma F05 Small Contour Brush

…And loving all of them. Reviews soon. Hopefully… *get slapped*

Moving to the last, and the biggest purchase of 2013 here I proudly present:

Tarte Gorgeous Getaways ULTA Limited Edition Palette!

This baby needed a lot of effort to get it but I finally managed to have it here! I’ve been eyeing on Tarte’s limited edition palette especially in those that department store like QVC, Ulta, and Sephora brings but never had luck to get them in the past. Sad, I know! But whatever, now the gloom is over. This palette is PRETTY even though if you google some reviews are not very good, but I’m loving it anyway! The inside part should remain a secret until I happen to review it, be patient kay? ;)

So that’s all for my January Haul! Have you did some haul too? Would love to know what’s yours, so that I don’t feel all guilty for spending money on stuffs LOL 

2014 Resolutions

Wait a minute…it’s January 2014 already eh?

First of all I would like to apologize for being such a lazy blogger last year. I still remembered stating “being more diligent next year” in my 2013 resolution post here which seems to be…a total lie. Erm. Well, let’s make another resolution post, shall we? For 2014 I mean, and let (me) make it real this time! Even tho I’m not very sure because I have national exam this year and some foreign language course as well…..

Being an Active Blogger
This time it’s for real…yet I hope. I’ve been too and overly lazy last year, so this year I’d better be serious! Being active doesn’t mean I will be posting everyday, but I have to at least post up new stuffs weekly or maybe couple times in one week. Bringing up new topics, more reviews, and social media bombs like hash tags game!

Graduate with Good Scores
I will no longer be a high school student when June comes! *sobs* It’s such a joy to leave school for uni, but it also means no time for playing anymore eh? I gotta struggle hard on my last year and semester in high school with tryouts and school exams, plus the national exams. Finger crossed that I could get >8.5 for my final score in high school!

SHOPPING BAN SELF for a Month!!!
This is the thing I SHOULD really make happen for this year. I realize, ahem, I’ve shopped a lot but well companies keep releasing something new by time and how could I resist them…THERE I GO AGAIN. This year I would like to save more money for “a big project in my life I hope will come true” so yeah, shopping ban self for a month could really help. Oh, of course I won’t ban myself from shopping after the tiring and exhausting exams mood, so the ban will maybe around June or February-March. One month is good…two months are awesome, but seem impossible for me?

Learn How to Cook
It’s not that I cannot cook at all, I just want to learn some recipes to add variety to my dishes.

so true, at least for me.

Get a Driving License
I should do this! I should take a driving course for couple hours before going straight to take test for my driving license. Time to drive my own self crazy…but safe on the road. Kidding!

Save Up More Money
As mentioned above, I want to shopping ban self so that I can save up money that I usually spend on a month. Holidays are waiting just right ahead as I finish my high school, therefore I gotta save up if I really want to go overseas or just some road trips.

BANGKOK! Shopping madness!


Lose Some kg-s
Okay this goal is not reached….yet. Just not yet! I believe I can get rid of some kg(s) and fat as well during the crazy weeks of exams. Just make sure every cupboard and my dining table is clear, like, nothing taste like cookies and cream around. And please nobody mentions it to me, I beg you!


Find a Right Skincare Products & Define Out My Own Regime
I’ve been so frustrated last year because my skin is driven crazy, literally crazy. Breakouts everywhere, and I seemed (and still do) to break out to acne-fighting substances inside one product. How can that not be frustrating enough? Earlier in this year I just found out that my skin is DRY on cheeks area and normal on my T-zone. Seems like I’ve been mistreating them for a while and that caused it to rage… Time out please, let’s chill ‘em out!


Aaaaand I guess that’s all important that I want to put more attention on for the rest of the days in 2014. The other bucket list of what to do and what I want can always be checked on the Wishlist tab above, or on the right side column of this blog ;) Better late than never, I’m wishing all of you a Happy New Year and better days ahead. Ciao! XOXO