Wednesday, April 27, 2011

DIY HAIR COLOURING USING SCHWARZKOPF PERFECT MOUSSE

This product has just came out in New Zealand last couple of months. I've seen foam colour before in some Japanese hair colour products. They're quite expensive in NZ. I've heard that the Japanese foam colours are very good & always wanted to try. I had a haircut a few weeks ago and I thought I would try this Perfect Mousse out since I needed to dye my hair anyway. 

I dye my hair mostly just to cover some greys that starting to come out at the back of my head. Yeah, sad I know but this is what happens when you're in your 30s. Lucky that I only have my greys on the inside layers of my hair. It's not very noticeable if I have my hair down. It's more obvious when I have it tie up.


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Pros:
- Only need one box. I normally used 2 for the cream version
- Cheaper than the Japanese foam colour (NZ$24 at least)
- Pleasant smell
- Feel more gentle on my hair than the old-fashion cream colour
- Easy to apply (just like shampooing your hair)
- Don't drip

Cons:
- I didn't feel that the developer & the colour gel mixed well together by turning the bottle upside down only ONCE. 1st half of the foam came out almost white but the colour got deeper as it's closer to the bottom.
- Not many shades available

Overall, I think this is a good product & I will definitely buy it again next time I need to dye my hair. 

Hope you find this post helpful :)


Tuesday, April 26, 2011

CLINIQUE BOTTOM LASH MASCARA

I'm still not sure why I bought this mascara since I never wear mascara on my bottom lashes. I reckon it must be the cute little packaging that got me. Also, I wanted to start putting on mascara on my lower lashes. I hope it will open up my eyes a bit more and make my eyes look bigger.


Well, I was wrong. I would consider myself having quite big eyes (not sure what you think). I found that applying mascara on my lower lashes kind of make my eyes look dull, and make me look like a raccoon. 

OK, onto this product. I actually have nothing to complain about it so far. I worn it about 3-4 times and I like the way it apply and the staying power of it. 


I'm not sure whether they come in other colours eg. brown. Where I bought it from, they only have one shade which is black. I wonder who would want to wear coloured mascara on their lower lashes anyway. I suppose it would look weird.

 

I really like the tiny brush applicator. It's about half a centimeter in length and with a tapered point tip. It works well applying mascara on my barely-there lashes. I can use it on my upper lashes too. Especially when I want to get right into the corners.

Compare with Maybelline Full & Soft

It claims to be smudge-proof, not waterproof. I had it on the other day and wen for an afternoon power nap. When I got up, it was still there and didn't smudge as it claimed. However, it does take a while for the product to dry.


In term of length & volume, I think this mascara gives a pretty decent length, but not much of volume. Which I think it's good. I've found it's funny every time I see someone's wearing fake bottom lashes on the street. I think it's a bit overboard for a daytime look. Well, unless you work in makeup/beauty. For me, personally, I think wearing fake lashes on both upper & lower lashes is for going out at night or for a special occasion. Otherwise, you're trying too hard, gal! 

(But of course, there's an exceptional for makeup gurus or celebrities hehehe) 

               bare eye                                          with mascara           

 bare eye                                       with mascara

I think the result is obvious. My bottom lashes are more noticeable. What do you think?

It felt soft on my lashes & didn't irritate my eyes. It also came off easily with eye makeup remover. Sorry, I don't have much to say about this product. I think it does what it supposes to do, and that's all I want from a product: promise & deliver!

Thanks for dropping by :)