Wednesday, 18 July 2012

Dream Fresh

I am always waiting for products to finally arrive in Australia. I think every Australian girl is waiting for something to finally make it's way here. For me, it has been the Maybelline BB Cream. 

Now, European and American markets have had this out for a few months, but no no, I have been waiting longer. I have been waiting for it since it was released in Asia. 

I tired out this little beauty when I was in Singapore a year ago and fell in love. I should have stocked up but I was obviously very stupid. Though not like most Korean BB Creams, this product was light weight and smooth on my skin. Since Australia sometimes gets products from the Asia lines, such as the plain version of Baby Lips with no tint, I was hoping to get this. It never happened sadly :(

My boyfriend knows I always use BB creams, I have been for almost 4 years, so when he saw the Maybelline Dream Fresh BB Cream in France he was amazing and picked it up from me.

I am always the lightest shade when it comes to BB creams, so he chose Claire... which I had no idea meant light! you learn new things everyday... like Butterfly in French is Papillon, the cutest word ever!

It is a very runny texture, so handling the packaging is a pain the butt. I find it leaks sometimes which isn't good because there is hardly anything in there anyway with only 30ml! It's similar to the Asian version I find in this way.

When applied into my skin it is perfect! You can see it has a light coverage covering my freckles very lightly, not enough to remove them completely. 

What I love about this is that it isnt oily like a lot of BB creams I have tried when first applied. It settles into the skin almost instantly for me! 
It is SPF 30 so you know it is doing something good for your skin. Covergae is very basic, so if you are looking for full it isn't for you, but if you want to balance out colouration it works a treat.
I can't tell if it is similar to the Asian version, but I know that from my experience both don't disappoint.

I also think it is the cutest BB cream packaging to hit the stores, so yay to that!

I love it, I am REALLLLLLLY hoping it comes here soon... I am sick of waiting! Let's hope it is at a decent price too, fingers crossed to under $20. 

Have any of you tried this?? did you like it as much as me???

Tuesday, 3 July 2012

Style Crush: Sohee

I don't talk much about what style I like on this blog, and it is really hard to sum it all up into words. I like a lot of fashion and makeup, from cute and sweet, to funky and eclectic. Personally, I find it hard to apply this to my own style... I am stuck in the safe zone when it comes to fashion and makeup. Simple is best for me.
However, that doesn't mean that I don't admire other peoples style. I have many 'crushes' when it comes to celebrities and what they wear. It isn't just about the face.. though most of them are extremely attractive... it's about them and their personal style.

Sohee is a member of Korean girl group Wonder Girls. She is 3 months older than myself, so at the age of 19 she has achieved a lot! She started training at 12 by joining JYP Entertainment company and debuted with the Wonder Girls in 2007 at 14.  She is the 'maknae' of the group, meaning she is the youngest, and with that she become one of the main visuals because of her cuteness.

The Wonder Girls tried to break into the American market in 2009 with varying success, and I think during this time is when they got to really grow. They had a lot of pressure to succeed, but also much more freedom away from Korea idol scene... which is very strict and secluded. During this time she grew into an adult and her own style really started to show through. She wasn't just the cute little member anymore.
It's very hard to tell what an idols style is like, as on stage it is all chosen for them. Most of the time you have to use airport photos of them to see. Sohee's seems to be very casual but with statement pieces that give the outfit an edge. A lot of these are reflected in her magazine shoots also.

She become famous with beauty brands for the use of winged eyeliner and also her 'mono-lids'. 'Double eyelids' are increasingly popular in Asian, and she helps break the stereotype that mono lids are 'ugly'. Her eyes are her statement, and barely anything else is used. 

I just really think she is amazing. She is extremely shy and quiet, yet she grabs attention through her style. A very unique beauty.

This is their new single 'Like This' and a flash mob they had in Korea where they got MOBBED by thousands of people. I love watching and seeing the public dance, they know every move!

*I hope to do posts like this every so often! I have a few celebrities I really look up to so I hope to talk about them and bring awareness to Asian celebrities style.
*Photos taken from random tumblrs over time, I don't remember which ones ><

Wishlist #4

OH MY IT'S JULY ALREADY!! The days go by so fast...
I had a really bad blogging month in June, so I am going to try and make up for it this month! 

As I have mentioned in previous posts, my boyfriend is in France right now, so I have been at home watching Running Man... which is the funniest show ever by the way. 
He comes back in 2 days and from what he has lead me to believe he has lots of presents for me! I am very thankful I have such a caring boyfriend :)

Some things I have been longing for recently are:

* Maybelline Dream Fresh BB Cream
I have picked up Maybellines Asian release BB cream last year when I was in Singapore. I am hoping it is similar to that one, even though the packaging and name are different. I remember it being lighter than Korean creams but very hydrating! They should eventually release then in Australia... but who knows when!

* Nature Republic Dome Blusher

I have known about these for years because Goo Hara endorsed them but recently came to want one after I saw that The Body Shop and Shu Uemura also have similar devices! I love the idea of being able to apply it without a brush on fingers. It is impossible to find unless I can get it on GMarket though *cries* Why does Australia not have Nature Republic (let's add every other amazing Korean brand to that list) yet we have Missha and The Face Shop? :( The prices double here though...

*Holika Holika Pure Mellow Skin Tuning Starter

IT LOOKS LIKE MARSHMALLOWS!! I don't know if I am just slow when it comes to new products, but I know that some drug store brands are doing similar products to this, like this one by Almay. I have a feeling the Koreans did it first... they do a lot of things first. Or maybe I just notice them first because they are cuter... It is supposed to feel like you are applying your primer, base and a volumiser all in one and it has pearls in it so you know it is good for your skin! ^^

I will forever be an Asian skin care kind of girl. It is what made me love makeup! It just hurts so much that it is so hard to get here in Australia!

Also, I will be blogging soon with my gift from my boyfriend, so look forward to that! He says he has been to H&M and Sephora, YAY! 

Damn you Australia and your lack of broadness in Makeup shops.

Have a good week everyone! <3