December 23, 2011

5 more days!

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December 12, 2011

review: Missha Perfect Cover B.B. Cream

Perfect Cover B.B. Cream
SPF40 PA+++

"MISSHA M Perfect Cover B.B. Cream offers a novel skincare concept with B.B. cream which lightens skin tone by healing visible wrinkles and blemishes with excellent skin-cover ability and prevents skin-aging through effective whitening and anti-wrinkle properties" (as it states on the product package)

--- WOW! Really? What more could you ask for?

Why I bought it:
During the summer my skin started acting up ESPECIALLY on my face. It was the worst time EVER, to the point where I cried myself to sleep every night. I'm all healed now and I'll save my skin-disaster story for another post. 
My skin was red, itchy and very flaky. I know I probably shouldn't have been using makeup on my face that time anyway but I was desperate to cover up the redness. I've read reviews on how this miracle BB cream covers redness and also moisturizes and stays moisturized throughout the day. Some people even claimed it healed their skin. Desperately seeking some kind of makeup cure, I bought it.

The product:

This product comes in 4 shades. No. 13 (milky beige),  21 (light beige), 23 (natural beige), and 31 (golden beige).  I got mine in No. 23. At the store though,  I only saw No. 21 & 23.

It comes in a pump tube which I like.

⓵ When product comes out, it's just little bit. But that bit actually goes a long way.
⓶ When you first spread the product out,
it turns into a grayish tone but soon afterwards blends into the skin tone.
⓷ It does blend well though!

The verdict:
When i tried it at the store I was sold but when I tried it on the next morning I realized it was a bit too heavy for me and the florally fragrance that I thought was nice and light smelling was a bit too strong for me.
This is just me however. I did like how it blended well with my skin tone but as for coverage, it was like other BB creams I have tried in the past.  Did it cover up my redness? Yeah, it did a little but all in all I honestly would rather stick to Maybelline's BB Mineral Mousse (my review on it here).

I bought this product during the summer time and I've only used it a couple of times. I am planning on trying this product out longer after my Maybelline BB Mineral Mousse runs out. ~

                   (Price isn't TOO bad, but I think the price could be brought down a bit. I'm guessing it's the brand.)
                    (Nothing special, but it still covers well)
                    (Goes on smoothly it's just pretty thick)
                    (I think it would be better if it was non-fragrant. It's not a bad smell but it's a bit too strong for my taste.)

If anyone has tried this product I'd love to hear your thoughts on this! 
Did this BB cream work well for you? 
Did you have the same problems as me?

If there are any other questions or you'd like to hear my thoughts on anything else about this product, feel free to ask!

UPDATE (02/08/2012)
So I gave this BB cream another chance! And I have to say I've grown to like it. The floral scent doesn't bother as much and actually, a little bit of this product goes a long way. I do start off with a primer before putting this product on. I also found that this goes on smoother (for me) when applied using my fingers rather than a brush or a sponge. 

December 11, 2011

Autumn in Kyoto

I  made it just in time before the kouyou season ends here in Japan! I'm so lucky to be living in Kyoto where people travel from all over the world just to see the beautiful momiji.

We don't have these trees back in Hawaii so seeing the vivid red and yellow colors left me in awe. I decided to pick some up and "book press" them then send them to my friends in Hawaii.

This is my 2nd time at Kiyomizudera. My first time was during summer (post of it here) and that was like in 90degree weather! This time around, it was more than 'just right' weather.

The first time I went I wasn't able to drink the pure water because the line was SOOOOO long but this time I was able to do it. The pics made me laugh because my friend and I were synchronized. Lol.

I can't wait to return when it starts snowing. :)

December 07, 2011

My second home

I grew so fond of this place.

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December 06, 2011

Instagram week #2

This week's instagram'd photos

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