1.8.15

My Everyday Hair | Philips Kerashine Hair Straightener Review

Hi guys! Today I have a post on my every day hair, which is pretty much just straightening my hair haha. I usually like letting my hair air dry because I don't want to use a hairdryer and then use a straightener straight after. As you can see in the 'before' picture, when my hair dries, it has these weird curves to it and it's just horrible!

Earlier this month, I posted about the new Philips Kerashine range, and my favourite tool from that collection has to be their Hair Straightener, just because straight hair is the hairstyle that I prefer on a day-to-day basis. Their Heated Curling Brush and their Hair Dryer work just as well! The whole range is amazing because they don't damage your hair. They have keratin-infused plates that distribute keratin onto your hair when you're styling. I have a whole blog post explaining the entire thing up if you're interested :)

The Philips Kerashine Hair Straightener has a wider plate so it takes a shorter time to straighten all your hair. This is especially useful if you have really thick, long hair. It only comes in one heat setting, which is the optimum setting for all hair types. The thing I like most about the "packaging" (can we call it that? lol) is the fact that it has a lock that holds both of the plates together so no dust collects on the surface of the plates.

What I do is basically just straighten the length of my hair but curl it slightly inward at the tips to create more structure and volume to my hair. The Philips Kerashine Straightener, as you can see in the picture above, smoothes out most of the frizziness of my hair. I really like that it makes my hair look smoother, shinier and definitely healthier.

I like using this Philips Kerashine Hair Straightener for my every day hair mainly because it doesn't damage my hair. After using it for almost a month, it didn't make my hair look any more frizzy, or damaged than it normally is. I don't know if it makes my hair stronger, like it claims to, but I'm satisfied with it not frying my hair!

The Philips Kerashine Hair Straightener is what I use to style my every day hair style. What's your go-to hairstyle everyday and what do you use to create it? :)


Thanks for reading, xoxo
Jiawun

*Tools were in goodie bag given during the launch of these products. All opinions are 100% honest and my own.

28.7.15

Beauty Haul - July 2015 | Etude House, Drugstore

Hi guys! I have a haul post today! I haven't hauled anything in a while now.. my last haul was in November last year. I didn't buy much this year and when I pick up a few things, I usually just haul them on Instagram (@beautynerdbynight). We went shopping last week, and many places were having major sales! Etude House was Buy 1 Free 1, and the drugstore had some great products in their clearance sale. 

Etude House Dear My Blooming Lips-talk in Etude Pink (LE) -  This is the lipstick on the right of the picture. The DMBLT range from Etude House has a huge variety of colours, but this one in Etude Pink is a limited edition shade with limited edition packaging. The packaging is gawjusssss - their signature pink tube, with a little pendant/charm thingy and the gauzy-flary-fairy-wing (I'm terrible at describing things, aren't I?). The colour itself is a light pink, with a frosty finish.

Etude House Dreaming Swan Dear My Blooming Lips-talk in PP502 - This is also a DMBLT lipstick, but from their Dreaming Swan Spring 2015 collection. The packaging of this is also adorable! It is a peach tube with a white ribbon. The inside of the tube is decorated with pink details of ballet slippers, and ribbons. So girly and pretty! This colour is a medium pink with a purple base.

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Etude House Play Nails Peel-Off Base Coat - This is my favourite base coat ever! I used to swatch a lot of nail polishes, and this is the one product that made it tolerable. I don't swatch as much anymore, but this is still great to have so I don't have to use nail polish remover on my nails. I have a review of this up, if you're interested! I will repurchase this over and over and over and over again.

Etude House Play Nails in #49 - This is one of those blurple colours, I can't tell if it is a royal purple or a navy blue. I love Etude House Play Nail polishes and this looks like a beautiful colour so I can't wait to try it out!

Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Top Coat - I've wanted this for over a year now, mainly because I've seen people compare it to the Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat. I'm really hopeful because I can't find Seche Vite anywhere anymore! I'll keep you guys updated in a future review :)

Maybelline Baby Lips Glow in Baby Pink - I bought this because I read on a couple of blogs that this is comparable to the Dior Lip Glow! I had a moment where I wanted to splurge on the Dior Lip Glow, but it was out of stock and now the splurge moment has passed. So I picked this one up!

That's everything I bought! It wasn't too too much but I love everything I got, especially the Etude House lippies (mainly because of the packaging haha). I'm excited to try everything, and I'll keep you guys posted!

Thanks for reading, xoxo
Jiawun

22.7.15

Etude House Color Lips-Fit in #PK004 Pretty Fit Hotpink

It seems like every single makeup company is trying to come up with their own version of Matte Liquid Lipsticks these days, but hey, I'm not complaining. The Etude House Color Lips-fit originally came out as part of their Spring 2014 collection with 7 colours, but they've added tons of new colours over the year. I picked up one of them in the shade #PK004 Pretty Fit Hotpink during their Buy 1 Get 1 Free sale. 

#PK004 Pretty Fit Hotpink is a bright, medium hot pink shade, which is great for the summer time. Since it is a medium hot pink shade, it adds a fun pop of colour to the lips without going overboard. This shade is more of a purple-based hot pink and I think it's a very universally flattering shade. This colour is something very different to me as I usually go for more neutral-pink shades, but I'm so glad I picked it up, and I think it made me fall in love with bright lip colours.

On to the formula of this, this is a liquid formula when you apply it but dries to a powdery-matte finish on the lips. The thing I like the most about this is probably how it feel on the lips. After this dries, it feels like you're not wearing anything on the lips. It is really lightweight and very comfortable to wear. These feel more comfortable than the NYX Soft Matte Lip Creams (which is saying a lot, because I LOVE the SMLCs).

However, as you can see in the swatches above, they do accentuate the fine lines and cracks on my lips. They aren't drying per se, but if you have dry lips, it is going to make the dryness look more noticeable. If you have dry lips like I do, I would definitely recommend a good lip scrub and some lip balm before applying this to get that beautiful, velvety, smooth finish.

The lasting power of this is pretty great! It does transfer a little bit when you eat and drink, but like most liquid lipsticks, it does stain your lips with the colour you're wearing. When the product layer is gone with eating and drinking, it leaves a beautiful natural-looking stain on your lips. With this, I can get a good 5 hour wear out of it before having to touch up.

This currently retails for RM69 in Etude House outlets across Malaysia, and $11.70 on Etude House's website, and $12 on Pretty And Cute.

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Thanks for reading, xoxo
Jiawun