Friday, December 31, 2010

PINK BLUSHES! Swatches, comparison & reviews! ☆

Posting on last day of 2010, lol! But, I have to be at work, even thought  there is NOTHING to do, so I might as well post, right? 暇つぶしね Anywhoo~ Today I will be sharing a pink blushes comparison and swatches with opinions! Most of them are in heavy rotation in japanese fashion magazines and since I have them and use all of them I thought someone might be interested! So here we go! 

I will be comparing (original prices in brackets):
REVLON blush in color 202 Just Peachy (~19 usd)
MAC Mineralize Blush in color Dainty (21 usd)
Canmake powder blush in color PW20 (550 yen)
Canmake cream blush in color 01 (580 yen)
Candy Doll blush in color: Peachy Pink (1260 yen)
All of them pink right! lets open!

When we open them, it's easy to see that the Candy Doll and Canmake blushes are cool shades, while MAC and REVLON blushes are warmer

Canmake's cream blush is most similar to MAC's blush, Candy Doll and Canmake PW20 fall into the same category of super light cool toned pink with blue undertones, while Revlon is most peachy rather than pink. 

swatches in daylight (winter) with flash
BTW, my skin is NC20 and lighter on my arm, between NC15 and  NC20 in MAC coloring

swatches in winter (no flash!)

I dunno, another photo with swatches XD I also included Canmake Cream Blush in color 04, vitamin orange just to show how cool the pink tones are better. 

Now I'll try to sum those blushes up in a couple words:
☆☆☆ REVLON blush in color 202 Just Peachy
Pigmentation in this blush is medium, which means with a couple strokes you will still get a delicate and natural effect. Also there is a super tiny silver sparkle powder in it, so it also gives your cheeks a cute glow. Great for beginners with blush imo! The case also has a useable good quality blush and a pop-out mirror, so it's perfect on the go too. Over good blush.
☆☆☆ MAC Mineralize Blush in color Dainty (21 usd)
This blush when you swatch it with your finger looks not very pigmentet - rather very sheer with tons of fine glittery sparkling parts (I see golden, silver and  pink sparkling powders in it), but on cheeks it actually creates a super natural adorable blush, both the color and the pigmentation are great on cheeks and it is also highly sparkly, but not is an obvious way. It will really show off your cheeks and make them look "higher" if you apply it to the right parts of face. :D I like it tons, but I think it is easy to go overboard with this one, because it seems so sheer. But then you go outside and it turns out you made yourslef look like a clown, lol. So use with moderation and you'll get wonderful effects! (The swatch on arm is super heavy, I applied way too much, but I wanted to show you the color, on cheeks you apply less and it looks a bit different.) More pics here.
☆☆☆ Canmake powder blush in color PW20 (550 yen)
I got this one because all japanese gyaru magazines were raving about it from EGG to JELLY, even Vivi. It is a very cool tones, very light dolly pink. It not pastel nor neon, it is like strawberry ice cream kind of color? Hard to describe!! It has silver glitttery particles (I like blushes with a little bit of sparkle ^^) and a brush in the case, but in my opinion you might as well throw it away, completely not useable, too thin and the bristles too long, useless! The blush is quite well pigmented and you get a nice color even with just one layer. It will give you this super cute super sweet baby/dolly pink cheeks. I really recommend it, the price is unbelieveable and the quality really good! (But be carefull, I have another color from the same series, and it is completely different, I never use the other one cause I don't like it :o)
☆☆☆ Canmake cream blush in color 01 (580 yen)
Very well pigmentet cream blush, which after application turn into powder formula! :D I loooove the way it applies, so smooth like butter, bur then it turn powdery - very easy to use and can be applied with fingers or a brush (a small duo-fibre brush would be perfect!) It has super tiny silver sparkles, but they are very delicate and not obvious in person. This is also a very cute and good blush for a cheap price, especially if you are new to cream blushes there would be no harm if you tried this one first. :) I also have better swatches and review on this one here.
☆☆☆ Candy Doll blush in color: Peachy Pink (1260 yen)
The raved about Matsuwaka Tsubasa's brand.... hmmm.... Honestly I am not sold on this one! Doen't look like in Tsubasa's photos :/ At first I thought "What! This doesn't even show up on my skin!" and then I changed my mind when I put it on my cheeks in sumemr and I had a little bit of a tan and somehow the light made it look exactly like on Tsubasa. But then... I dunno, it is well pigmented, but the color is so light and honestly doesn't show!! Also it is a matte blush and it can look chalky if you apply too much - which is very easy to do, because I try to add more and more to make the color show, but it doesn't, it just makes your cheeks go more chalky.... OTL Mixed with other blushes it is really nice as it gives a kind of pale canvas for the other blush, but on it's own? Nah, not impressed. :P The swatch I made on my arm is SUPER HEAVY, but you can hardly see it... I think it would be great as a base cheek color for people with darker skin, so you can apply a candy pink on top and it will show better!

In artificial light - if you click and see the original size, you can see the sparkles

Swatches in artificial light.
What is this!? Candy Doll blush disappeared! :P

Which one was your favourite? Can you recommend me some good pink blushes? :D Now thinking about it, I forgot to bring and photograph my MAC Azalea Blossom blush, it is also pink!! OTL I will make a separate post for it, lol! I also have a separate post about MAC's Mineralize Skinfinish in Porcelain Pink here. :D 

 Lets enter the new year with cute pink cheeks and be cheeky in 2011 too! 
HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!!!!!せ~の (o ̄▽ ̄o) わ~い \( ̄▽ ̄o)/

PPS. A couple nights ago I was bored and slapped on full gyaru makeup! 8D I also took photos so I will post a tutorial for this look soon! :D I am wearing Diamond Lashes in Celeb (top) and Princess (bottom) styles. :) Also, I got a twitter account only for this blog, since I don't want my random tweets to appear here, lets keep it all about cosme! Follow the new twitter here:!/cossssme よろしく

Monday, December 20, 2010

200 FOLLOWERS *mysterious* GIVEAWAY! JOIN HERE!!! :D

The time has come!!!!!
My dear followers! I have reached 200 followers - amazing! Thank you for always visiting, reading and commenting on my blog! To show my appreciation, I am throwing a 200 followers 'mystery' giveaway! The 'mystery' part are the contents! Maybe I will announce them later, but so far, you don't know what I'll send the winners - but I promise it will be a great giveaway - skincare/makeup/cute stuff included! :D
It is open to anyone worldwide. Everyone gets one entry, and one additional entry if you have tumblr! :)


☆ Be a FOLLOWER through blogger/google friend connect
☆ Comment on this entry and in your comment you must include this:
1. tell me what was your favorite entry on my blog?
2. please tell me what would you like to see more of in this blog!
☆ Make an entry about this giveaway in your blog and post the link here! 
(it doesn't have to be a separate entry, just inslude the picture and info in your entry somewhere and link it here)
Please make sure to leave your correct email address! :D

You can get one more additional chance to win by:
☆ Reblogging the above picture over at TUMBL (link here
It will count as an additional entry! Please post the link to you reblog here!

You can join till: 2011 January 10th

That is all! 
I hope you join my giveaway and enjoy it as much as I plan to! :D

PS. Oczywiście czytelnicy bloga z Polski też mogą brać udział w giveawayu! :D Wystarczy skomentować ten wpis i powiedzieć mi 1. jaki jest Twój ulubiony wpis z bloga do tej pory 2. jakie wpisy chciałabyś czytać w przyszłości! :) Do tego proszę o umieszczenie tego obrazka promocyjnego u siebie na blogu wraz z informacją, że bierzecie udział w giveaway. Trzeba oczywiście zrobić follow, a później tylko poczekać i zobaczymy kogo wylosuje random number generator. :) Jeśli ktoś ma tumblr i przebloguje tam zlinkowany obrazek otrzyma dodatkową szansę na wygraną!
Proszę napiszcie przy swoim komentarzu POLAND - przwiduję oddzielną pulę dla czytelników z kraju. Ściskam i dzięki za czytanie! Magda

Sunday, December 19, 2010

WANT! MAC Cham-pale collection

Video from, oooh, I love most things from this collection! I hope I have time to visit MAC soon!! :D They will be coming out with a super bright colors collection too around the same time, but I am more drawn to the nude, sparkly colors. I really want a bright red and pink lipstick though, sth like Russian Red and Girl about Town. Yesterday I went to a rock live for my friends` band and wore Obsessive Compulsive Lip Tar in Anime on my lips 8D Topped with Dazzleglass in Sugarrimmed! :D
/Super tired and no energy for a longer, better post, sorry & goodnight!

Also, I don`t even have an iPhone, but words cannot describe how much I love this deko Rilakkuma iPhone case... (*_*)

source: tumblr and apparently the blog in the waltermark... OMG!!!
I love Rilakkuma... :3

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

RANDOM: Music I'm enjoying lately & Diamond LASH: Celeb lashes EOTD

 Last night I wore Diamond Lashes in Celeb lash! :DDDDD I love them sooooo light and soft! :D But very long and people instantly recognize you are wearing fake lashes, but honestly, sometimes you just want to slap on fabulous lashes on your face, right? :D I loooove them. :)

And far away.
My cat is getting huge. Maybe I got a tiger or some mix instead of a cat? :o
Since I"m busy, only this and music I can't stop listening to lately:3

Also, this tutorial video is amazing...!

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Inspiration photo collage

Because I"m just in between one work and another, will be on a stage speaking to a mic again tonigh, lol. Fun times, cool beans. In the meantime, inspiration!!!!!! Styles I like a lot recently!
Also, my LAZY OAF order arrived! Yay.

Hmm, first of all I need to buy wellies for all this melting snow.
Then maybe UGGs and them definitely Jeffrey Campbell shoes, so hot!
And oversized knit onepieces, preferably gathered with a belt, Ena style! :D

Wayfayer like black rim glasses, boots and booties with fur elements, hats, scarves, big rings! Knee and over-knee length socks! :D Want!!!
I want rings like Yoon and Verbal have in this AWESOME 'Cherry Bomg" remake video! Do you know where I can get some like that? (EDIT: I found it, it's Verbal's and Yoon's brand AMBUSH! Oh yeah, want:

Oh, I LOVE anything Verbal touches, way since Lisa & m-flo days! <333333

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

♡ Ichibankao HAUL ♡ & Dolly Wink catalog scans for ya!

Hello again!
DISCLAIMER: This is NOT A SPONSORED POST, I bought this with my own money and just write my honest thoughts without noone asking me to do it. :) I would like to be sponsored though!! Contact me if you want to send me products for reviewing yo! 8D
I am writing a new entry so soon, but my haul just arrived yesterday evening, yay! Excited!! Here's what I got: 
the damage...(Y_Y*) I love it though!
★ Blue Tray aka Power series: Celeb Eyes 
★ Deep Pink tray aka First Series: Dolly Eyes
★ Purple Tray aka Lady Series: Princess Eyes (bottom lashes)
OMG, I can already tell you, Celeb Eyes lashes are the shizz, go get them asap!! I totally love them! So long and perfect mix of wispy and volume type lashes, nice curve, they have volume but still look natural (not like Brigitte Bardot lashes!) and the lash band is clear and soft... Ah!! LOVE! Also the Deep Pink tray series, aka First Series, the tray is smaller than the newer trays and honestly the Dolly lashes were underwhelming at first contact - so small and natural! I mean, maybe for someone with no lashes, those would be perfect natural daily lashes, but to me they are practically the same length as my own lashes... lol, we'll see, I'll be testing them! And the bottom lashes, Princess Eye, I wasn't able to glue them on when the stripe was uncut. I cut off the 2 longest pieces and they were perfect, even... dare I say it... natural looking!!! But the full strip is more Sakurina-like. Anyway, full reviews coming up of course!

★ CANMAKE: Powder Cheek blush in [PW20], the pretty sweet dolly pink, perfect for anybody and perfect in gyaru looks!! :) With a little bit of glitter to light up your complexion. Will look lovely on dark skin as well as porcelain skin, highly recommended, a great product for a tiny price. ^^*
★ CANMAKE Jewelstar Eyes in [01] Crystal Silver, which is their jelly glittery eyeshadow/eyeshadow base. I bought one of those (golden brown color, maybe it was 2009 limited color?) and I really like it! Applied thin it looks sparkly and cute on it's own or adds glittery sparkliness to any shadow you wear over it and applied thin doesn't crease. (If you apply lots, it will crease though!) :D Next I got two lip glosses:

★ MakeMania Curvy Lip Silicone lip gloss (left), the brand's official page is here, it is by MAKEMANIA from B&C LAB. I ordered color #506, natural nudy pink, 透明感度アップ(hm?). It is advertised as "curvy lip SILICONE" and the back of the packaging said it is like melting wax on your lips and is packed with moisturising & care ingriedients (including: hyaluronic acid, colagen, grape seed oil, soy inflavon,) and... omg, I LOVE IT! 硬くてたれにくいビニールシリコンタイプです。. The maker says it is a thick vinyl silicone (?) type, that does not wear off, and it's true! It feels like your lips are wrapped in plastic with moisturising treatments under it and it's really shiny and a great gloss overall. It is applied with a see through plastic spatula, hygienic. REVIEW COMING UP! I want more when I use this one up!
★ SANA Super Quick Gloss Concealer in #01 Nude Beige (right). It is like a full coverage moisturising lip gloss - the color completely covers your natural lip color, as if you used an opaque lipstick or well, concealer. I got natural beige which is a bit like MAC's Siss and Peachstock lipsticks mixed together in color. Apply too much and it will look SOOO BAD, seriously. Trying it out, I can tell the best way to apply it is to clean lips - no chapstick, nothing! Apply thin layer, pat it in with your finger then apply more if you want. Then it looks really nice :D Topped with the MakeMania gloss it looks quite lovely! Like a nude lipstick and a gloss witout the lipstick! 

I will do swatches and reviews soon, I promise! Do you like the haul? Which review do you want to see first?

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The staff (I know one girl who works there is called Kelly, right? Thank you!) were soo kind and included a Dolly Wink new products catalogue with my order, even though I didn't buy any Dolly wink products! Yay! I love it! It is well designed, printed on thick paper and all the pages have perforation so you can tear them away and use as postcards or what not! Or course I scanned them for you! 

(click on images to get large size and credit me if you reuse! thanks!)
cover: Create cute eye makeup and look like a perfect Dolly! <3

page 002: Includes a message from Tsubasa: "We created eyeshadows and mascaras according to many Tsubasa's instructions, which will allow you to get doll-like eyes! With Adult Kawaii makeup, lets become Dolly starting from the eyes!♥" The newest lineup are 2 mascara types (long type and volume type) and four 4-colors eyeshadows palletes and 2 cream type sparkling eyeshadows!
I only want the cream eyeshadows, I can never get enough of sparkling golden and silver 

Page 003: Introducing the Long type mascara, which creates especially to elongate your lashes.Says "it has shiny blask polymers and two kinds of fibers, that stick to your eyelashes making them separated and beautifully long". Hum hummm! Japanese fiber mascaras are usually good, so.... Anyhow, Tsubasa is looking so cute! 
Also: it is easily removed with warm water - that's great!

page 003: Introducing the Volume type mascara! Says it is "a waterproof mascara with 'soft wax', that makes every single lash thicker". Hm, japanese mascaras are usually good, so I'd consider this if the price was right (inluding international shipping), but now I have some L'oreal mascara and Kanebo SENSAI 38 mascara - from my older sister, I like them!

Page 004: introduces the new eyeshadow palettes, in color #01 Brown. For Sweet Dolly look, cute but natural eye makeup.Well, who doesn't have a brown eyeshadow palette already? I have plenty! XD

Page 005: Eyeshadow palette #02 Grey Pink for Monotone Mode look. Ooh I like the styling on Tsubasa in this photo! But grey shadows, so generic... Also I don't think I'd use deep pink on my lower lid for everyday makeup.

Page 006: Eyeshadow Palette in #03 Blue Orange, for a look called Country Retro here. ;D Orange and blue and white and dark gray, hummmm... (-_-?) I like thestyling, but I don't need to buy the eyeshadows to get this look, soooo easily dupeable! 

Page 007: Eyeshadow palette in #04 Green Pink, in a look called Colorful Pop. I think this is the cutest color combo in the eyeshadow palettes, but honestly, OVERALL, those are all so easily dupeable and nothing special about the palettes for me... The the price of 1,600 a piece plus international shipping, I'd rather get something else. I think the target for those eyeshadow palettes are die hard Tsubasa fans only. Rest of us, get 88 shadows palette from ebay and you don't need those! (O_o) For example, see this great post about how to get one of Tsubasa's looks without her eyeshadows, written by Al and S of CyutiiShortiis blog!

Page 008: Cream Eyeshadow in #01 Gold for Nudy Glamorous makeup and oh I want it, sparklyyy... (*_*) Although most brands have a cream sparkly eyeshadow like that, I still want it, because I love sparkly stuff... hahah! The photos of Tsubasa is also very pretty. Tsubasa's advice is to apply just a little bit to your lower lid, with a small brush or a chip, then it won't move! Anyways! Cute!

Page 009: Cream Eyeshadow #02 in Crystal. Lol, I want this one too.... Both cream eyeshadows can be used on their own or layered under powder eye shadows, personally I like to wear them like this for an extra sparkly oompf! on my eyes! (*_*)

Back cover: DID YOU FIND YOUR FAVORITE?? Hahaha, don't tease us Tsubasa!! XD

All pages are scanned by me, so I watermarked them, if you use them, please credit me and link back to my blog!  My IMPRESSIONS? I dunno, makes me want to bleach my eyebrows looking at those photos... XD 
So, I will be posting reviews and swatches for the eyelashes as soon as I get to really use them more (I put on Celeb eyes and Princess eyes on as soon as I gor home and looooove them though... hahah.... And for the other products as well. I will be a bit busy with work this week it seems, so probably next post during the weekend, hopefully! Please let me know what you think about the Dolly Wink catalog and if you have tried the stuf I bought! Let me know what you think, I love my followers and Your comments! 

Monday, December 6, 2010

Recommend me blogs to read! And random entry!

Hello hello! ┌(・。・)┘♪└(・。・)┐♪┌(・。・)┘

The winter is here guys, sooo much snow, everyday around minus -10C degrees and so on... but it is lovely.
On friday I met with my best friend Gosia and we went to eat mexican, but that's how the streets looked! 

Everybody is all zipped up and dressed warm, good thing I bought a big and warm ZARA down jacket last saturday, I would die without it... But with it, I can even wear thin clothing, because once I put on the down jacket, I AM WARM! (≧∇≦)ぶぁっはっはっ!!Take that winter, lol

Just some random deko in from of a restaurant, soooo pretty~ The only people getting excited over this was a 3 years old kid and me and my friend (26yo), lol.... (* ̄∇ ̄*) エヘヘ Kinda retarded, I know, but we were just so happy to meet up after such a long time! Me and my BFF now both work, so meeting up is really hard! 

Alos, my Salus order came and the hat-scart-ears-gloves thingy also came!! XD Honestly I won't wear it with my down jacket though, because then there's too much volume, making me look gigantic (=_=') But here's a small preview! When my other shopping comes, I'll post all of it! :D

lol [壁]*ノノ) キャ~ ハズカシー

Also my stupid cat's favorite place ever: the sink (followed by bathtub D:)

Also recently I came across this brand called LAZY OAF from London and I ordered 3 things from them, it just looks soooo cute and cozy, couldn't resist it... <3 They also have a blog here, I like their funky and humorous style :) I"ll show you my purchases when they arrive! For now, a preview of their style:

Hahahah, isn't that cute? ;D
Anyways, that's all today, please recommend me some good blogs to follow! <3

Thursday, December 2, 2010


Hello hello! I am back with a new circle lens review - the promised one for GEO Nudy gray! :D
Here's a photo of other lenses I already reviewed: GEO Angel Blue (click for the review!) and GEO Wing Honey. Now it's time for the lens on top, GEO Nudy series in color gray!

I ordered those lenses almost 1 year ago from Honey Color, paid with my own money of course, so here are my honest opinions. A pair or Nudy Grays cost me 19,90$ and it came with prescription and a free lens case (regular clear type). Stock photo (they look different in every stock photo, I swear! they look completely different on me! :P hate photoshopped or unclear stock photos.... ) and more photos from another online store (which I never used btw):
The lens diameter is 14mm, but as you can see in the top photo, the color comes all the way to the border of the lens and the enlargement is rather big! However, there is no black rim (only a gray delicate rim), so the enlargement, though big, is still very natural!!! Also the lenses blend soooo well with light eye color!! Definitely one of the best blending lens for bright eyes with big enlargement effect!!! They also show up well on dark eyes as far as I can tell from onilne photos, on light eyes the marbled glass effect is not so strong, but they still look super gorgeous! <3333

Daylight by the window, no makeup, no flash. One eye in, one out.

Daylight, no makeup, with flash. One eye in, one out.

Both lenses in! Inside (artificial light), makeup and flash! As you can see even with flash my natural eye color is pretty much completely covered and the color change is more obvious with flash.... ahah, I kinda love this photo! (*_*)

Another characteristic point of GEO Nudy series is a big halo effect - if you look up or sideways, it will look like this. (Photo with flash). Some people don't like it, but I don't mind it, I must say I even like it a lot! <3

Now get ready for zoom photos! 
This is no makeup and during daytime in front of a window - so brighter light than usually during the day in different places. It still blends well in such bright natural light IMO! Also you can see how big the enlargement is and the halo effect too.

With flash, no makeup. The "hole" in the middle is smaller than in Geo Angel series or Geo Wing series and the blending is much much better for bright eyes!

With makeup in super bright daylight - by the window in winter. The eye becomes more reflective and looks like a marble, super cute & "dolly" effect!

And during daytime standing a couple steps inside the room, this is the most natural light imo, not looking up at the sky, but in a room lightened partially by daylight, partially by artificial light (lamp. In this natural light, the lens completely blends with my natural eye color....

So to sum it up: 
What I love about them? They come with prescription, blend with light eyes really well! Halo effect! Great enlargement! Super dolly and cute marble effect! Naturally change eye color! Comfort level is the best of all lenses I ever owned! 
What I hate about them? I only have one pair that I'm supposed to throw away in 2 months top (used it almost a year now, boohoo). I want more colors and also want to try the GEO Super Nudy series like whoa! <333
Overall, I LOVE them!!!! 10/10

I will leave you with some FOTD photos! Taken today in the morning at work, lol, I am wearing a warm blouse to work because it is snowing all the time and it was -10c degrees in the morning, and -18c degrees yesterday! Haa~ So cold! But I love it! Anyways!

Directly in front of a window, snowy winter morning 8 am, no flash of course.

Just before leaving for work and seeing a friend before that, it was still dark, so photo with flash!

And during daytime in daylight with flash again.

Overall, those are my favorite circle lenses so far and I really do recommend them for people with green, gray and blue eyes! This is a circle lens design that looks great on both dark and light eyes, the blending inside the design is also perfect... cannot praise them enough. In my personal opinion, GREAT LENS!


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