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Friday, 27 December 2013

KPop Paintings - 2NE1 Park Bom - Michelle Cheung

My last painting for 2013 I believe~ ^_^ Hope you guys like it! You can watch the process of the painting in the video below. Just a quick present to you guys and a little filler before the next League of Legends painting is up. ^_^ Portraits are not a strength of mine. >< So yes I can see some errors in the painting, hopefully i'll prove more or maybe I should stick to painting other stuff. xDD Apart from that Happy New Years in advance! :')

Tuesday, 24 December 2013

Maybelline Pure Mineral BB Watergel Review

Merry Christmas Eve!~  ^_^ 
Long time no review ay? Being on a makeup band is so hard! >< But i'm back with a review of most recent BB Watergel i've been using for the past month. ^^ 

This is part of Maybelline's Asian line so it may be hard to get your hands on it if you don't live in Asia, but you can always purchase them online from YesStyle for £12. I've been wanting this for a while ever since I watched "Tested and Tried"'s video but sellers on eBay were selling it for up £30 when it first came out, like reallyyyyy?!

Starting on the review, some of the product info and claims:
  • Contains 60% gellified water. Releases water bubbles upon application
  • Easy spread in translucent gel formula
  • Its has refreshing formula that soothes and cools upon contact
  • 8 skin benefits that hydrate, nouriish, perfect and protects skin - UV protection, smaller pores, tone, clarity etc
  • Dewy soft finish, radiant and luminous sheen reminiscent of a baby's soft and smooth skin
  • Light buildable coverage
  • Good average
I like how it Maybelline called it BB watergel rather than BB cream, which I think is very suitable for the product as its very hydrating and has a gel texture. It comes in a 30ml size and the packaging is slim, this makes the product travel friendly.

The texture of this BB watergel really does feel like a gel, which I LOVEEE as its lightweight and glides on smoothly. It feels like as if you're applying a gel moisturizer to your face, since its so light and hydrating. Its non-sticky and it actually does have water droplets like Maybelline claims. Check out the comparison! ^^

The BB cream does blends flawlessly with the skin, giving you a sheen dewy glow. The dewiness is very natural as its a sheen, so if any oils start coming out during the day you wont look super oily/greasy. It blends in so well that it doesn't seem like your'e wearing makeup at all. It does evens out skin tone, make it appear smoother "like baby skin" and slightly reduces the appearance of pores. You can keep people wondering how did you get your complexion so flawless ay. ;D However, for people like me that have acne scars I feel that the coverage is average, as scars and acne will still be visible. Even though you can build it up for higher coverage, the coverage is just medium at the most. This product would have been perfect if it had a med-high coverage.

The BB watergel is only available in one shade which is a down side for people with tanned or dark skin.

I really do love this BB water gel as the texture is unique and it gives your skin such a natural healthy complexion. You will need to use more product than other BB cream though as it does absorb and disappears into the skin very quickly. I find that by the end of the day some of the BB watergel has worn off, so you will need to reapply it.

I would recommend this product to people with dry or normal skin as the moisturizing factor is great. Also if you're after dewy skin I definitely recommend this to you as it evens out skin tone nicely and has a beautiful natural radiance finish. For people that looking for high coverage, this is not the ideal BB cream for you as it has light/medium coverage. Also if you prefer matte finishes, you may not like this either. It is affordable. Overall I would rate this 7/10. It would have been the perfect BB "cream" for me if it had a higher coverage. I use it along with the Maybelline Pure Mineral Concealer to cover up any imperfections. So it works out ^_^

Hope you guys liked this and let me know what you think of this in the comments below ^_^

Saturday, 14 December 2013

Youtube League of Legends Art Project! ^_^ & Miss Fortune Painting Art Process Photos

In my red hair dye post I briefly mentioned working on a project, by the title of this post you pretty much know what its about now. ;D So yes, I will now be painting League champions and making speed painting videos, at least once every month. To start off this "project" I painted my fave champion MF. ^^ I know some of you guys may want more, but due to my a-level subject choices its really hard for me to fit it into my scheduled already, as I do time consuming and heavy revision required subjects. >.< But for League its worth hahaha.

So why am I doing this? Mainly because I suck at League, the only thing i'm probably good at is art. League has the most beautiful and captivating splash arts, so why not paint them? ^^ I know i'm not the best "artist" but I am working on improving my skills. I really need to work on my League skills too lolol. Someone get Doublelift to teach me! >< I kid. xDD

I'm 5ever am loyal to kpop, so hopefully I will be posting some kpop painting too kekeke ^^ Anyway on the sidebar of my blog will now feature the latest video I post. I also updated the header of my blog if anyone noticed keke. I hope you guys will support me! and if you haven't watch my first viddy (its below for you ;D) Please share it around, like show everyone you know friends, family, neighborhood, the whole of china lolol i'm just kidding. But I will really appreciate it. ^_^

*Some have people mentioned to me to post it on Reddit, i'm not really sure how to use Reddit. Shameful but in all honesty, I didn't even know what Reddit was until one month ago opps! >< This is how you know that I spend majority of my time revising. I kid that's a lie, I do revise though. :') So guys feel free to post it on Reddit if you want xDD.

What do you guys think? Any suggestions tell me on the comments below! ^_^

Sunday, 1 December 2013

Christmas 2013 Wish List!

Finally December! This year has passed so fast! :O 30 more days till 2014, can you believe that? 
Anyway everyone has been posting their Christmas wishlist on Tumblr and blogs so why not join in with the festive posts? xD Besides wanting the warm weather to return and money lol. This is my wish list ^_^: 

1) iPhone 5s Gold - The gold is just BEAU-TI-FULLLL! *^*

2) Two Faced The Return Of Sexy Eye Shadow Palette

3) Vans Authentic Raglan Shirt - Saw this in the Vans shop with my boyfriend and was like wowowow I need this in my life lol.

4) Vans Authority Shirt

5) PMD - Been wanting this for ages ><

6) Circle Lenses - Can never get enough of this pretty things ^_^
  • Neo Glamour - Grey
  • EOS Dark Ice - Grey, Brown, Blue
  • i.Fairy Moe Moe - Grey, Brown
  • Crystal / Vivian 3 Tones - Grey, Brown, Violet  
  • Geo Cloud 9 - Light Red
  • Geo Animation Lenses- CP-S8, 
(Yes I am obsessed with grey lenses ^.^)

7) MANGO Textured Wool-Blend Over-sized Coat in Dark Grey

8) Givenchy Ange ou Demon Le Secret Eau De Parfum - My fave perfume/scent ever ^_^

9) Jimmy Choo Exotic

These are a few things that I can think of at the top of my head. xDDD I might add more onto the list later if they come into mind.

Tell me in the comments below what you guys have on your Christmas list! :D

Saturday, 30 November 2013

Pantene Pro-V Clinicare Split End Fuser Review

I purchased these from Watsons (I think it was about HK$100), as my hair is ridiculously dry and damaged from bleaching ;___; It comes in a pack of 10 x 5ml tubes. I didn't really know what to expect from these as it is said that you can't fix split ends/bond them together once it's split - the only way is to trim it. But desperate from cutting my hair, I gave these a try.

Now Pantene claims that this can heal split ends temporarily to make its appear healthy and new. The product is a lightweight cream that has the typical Pantene scent. I find that a little goes a long, I usually am able to use each tube two or three times. The tube is small so it great for traveling too. I apply this to the ends of my hair as thats mainly where my split ends are and leave the treatment on. It does not require you to rinse it off.

After using this, it made my hair feel and look a lot more healthier and softer. However it didn't really help to "fuse" my hair together. Sadtimes T__T" but it's still a lovely treatment for my ends (just doesn't actually fuse split ends). I used these after getting my haircut (i finallllyyy gave in ><) and found that these helped to prevent split ends and hydrate them very well. If you're looking for healthy ends then yes I would recommend it, if you're looking for a split end "cure" then no. Overall its still a good product. 

***Unfortunately these are now discontinued but if you live in Australia you can purchase them from Grayson online (link) for $11.95

Wednesday, 27 November 2013

Barry M Nail Paint - 291 Cobalt Blue Review

Superdrug £3.99
This is the perfect Cobalt Blue i've been looking for! That classic clean sharp blue. Other drugstore ones had some sort of green tone to it. Yes, i'm picky about nail polishes too. Probably due to me being a Fine Art student and the necessity of getting that perfect shade is crucial. :') Cobalt blue is a great alternative to red, it still has that bold and classy vibe, except it's slightly more edgy. Definitely a colour that stands out and is attention grabbing.

Monday, 18 November 2013

KPop Red Hair - Park Bom Inspired. Schwarzkopf LIVE Salon Style 5-29 Intense Red Review

First blog post of November 2013 >< I apologize for the lack of posts this month since my workload has just been M5D! Not even M4D like 5 or more haha. I've also started working on a new project for Youtube which will be up very soon ^_^

Anyway for those of yous that follow me on Instagram or have me on Facebook etc would know that i've recently dyed my hair red yayyy. ^_^ I don't know why but pictures of Park Bom's red hair has been re-surfing on my timeline again so I just fell in love with her red hair all over again. >< Plus I've been wanting to go back red for a while, so I thought why not go red for Christmas and spice things up a little ay? xDDD *Oooo I think me being a bit overly obsessed with Miss Fortune on League of Legends recently has also made an impact on me wanting to dye my hair red more. xD

-Inserts pictures of Bommie's perfect hair! *^* <3-

So to achieve Bom's hair colour I originally wanted to use L'Oreal Paris's FĂ©ria P37 Booster in Plum Power. But since I am going to be re-dye my hair again soon because red fades super quick, I went for a cheaper yet similar hair dye. Even though the Schwarzkopf LIVE Salon Style Intense Red doesn't have that plum/purple undertone it will do for now until I re-dye it >.<
If anyone is wondering, this is a orange based red. ^^

£5.99 Superdrug

I used 2 boxes since I have medium/long hair. The box dye contains everything that you would expect from boxed dyes.
- Developer
- Creme Colour
- Colour Conditioner 
- Instruction Leaflet 
- Gloves

Like so, apply to your hair and leave for 30mins before washing. ^^ Like with all red or purple hair dyes your bathroom with look like a crime scene once you wash your hair. xD

Ready for the results? ^_^

Before dying my hair I had brown dyed hair with a bleached base (since I was blonde before ^^) so my hair will absorb hair dye colour easier due to the bleach. Note that the results may not be the same for you due to your current hair colours etc. Also your computer display may make the red look slightly different, because I know on Macs the red does look a bit brighter than it actually is.

Hair colour before dying - with flash
Hair colour before dying - natural indoor lighting
Hair colour after dying - with flash
Hair colour after dying - natural daylight
(no filters just natural daylight lighting in case anyone is wondering haha, apart from a blur on my face to get rid of the spots >< 
Hair colour after dying - night time indoor lighting
This picture is for a comparison. As you may notice/know that before it dyed it I had a blonde fringe so the blonde areas turned out super bright red. Where as the areas where my hair is just dyed brown turned out a nice dark yet vibrant red colour. 
Side view of the results. ^^ - natural daylight lighting
So what do you guys think of my new hair colour? and have any of you guys dyed your hair ready for the festive season too? :D Let me know in the comments ^_^

Tuesday, 22 October 2013

Baileys Chocolat Luxe Review

Today I will be reviewing something a little different, okay maybe very different to beauty products haha and that is a drink hahahaha awks... ^^"

So todays I received a sample of Baileys new creation, Baileys Chocolate Luxe. I just had to write a review on it because it is one of the most luxurious and spectacular drinks of the year! The combination of the Belgium chocolate and Irish cream is perfectly beautiful! The flavor is indulgently rich, yet the flavors of the whiskey, cream and chocolate don't over power each other. The hint of whiskey enhances the flavor of the chocolate. 

Since the winter season is coming up, this is a MUST HAVE drink for special occasions and especially for Christmas meals and parties! I really do recommend everyone to try this especially if you're already a Baileys lover. Its such a luxurious and elegant drink, honestly it taste like heaven in your mouth hahaha. :')

So what is your favorite drink of the year so far? ^^

Tuesday, 15 October 2013

Ginvera Green Tea Aqua Whitening Cream with Oil Control Review

Mailbox Harvey Nicols £15
Back in July I posted a blogged reviewing Ginvera's Green Tea Refreshing Brightening Cream now I am going to review their Green Tea Aqua Whitening Cream With Oil Control. ^_^ So to review this product in more detail ill split it into different categories.

First thing you will notice when you open the product is the smell! Its sooooo nice, light and sweet. The cream gives a really nice clam smoothing feel. Its ultra light weight yet it hydrates your skin very well.The cream spreads well and absorbs in the skin quickly, but leaves little residue behind. The one thing I really love about this product is that it gives a nice radiant dewy glow so your skins looks really fresh. But if you have oily skin then after 2-3 hours your skin may start looking greasy. 

Whitening is the main factor that I brought this cream for. Ginvera claims that it "lightens spots and acne scars, prevents the formation of pimples and skin becomes more fairer after regular use" However I didn't see much whitening effects. The cream itself is super white, so it slightly lightens the skin and evens out skin tone. So the cream "whitens" the skin with a thin physical barrier (the little residue left behind I mentioned before). As I have load of acne marks, I did notice them fade a little, as for prevention of spots I would say no as I still get them regularly. 

Oil Control
The oil control function was something that caught me to this product since it offers whitening and oil controlling, it seems like a win win product right? Personally I found the oil controlling function didn't really have much effect as I have super oily skin so the maximum it keeps my skin matte for is 2-3 hours before the sebum fest starts. If you have normal to combination skin this would be more suitable for you, but if you have super super oily skin then the oil control doesn't really do much. I wasn't really excepting it to work since a lot of oil control products don't really work for my skin, but there was still that little hope. ^^

Overall and Conclusion
Although the product is recommend for all skin types, I personally think its more suitable for people with normal skin. As the hydration is quite rich, sometimes it makes my skin more oily than it already it, so my make up ends up sliding around the place.Also £15 for 40g is a bit pricey and you can find other products on the market that offer more product, have functions that work more effectively etc. So overall I think this product is quite standard and wouldn't recommend it, especially not for oily skin people. However if you have dry skin and don't mind spending extra money on skin care then you might like this give this product a go as it does moisturize very well.

Tuesday, 8 October 2013

LA Tone Slim Chewing Gum Review - Does It Work?

Superdrug - £2.99

Of course in this generation; with such busy lifestyles or maybe we're just plain lazy, we try to opt out for easier routes. When it comes to losing weight; its not any different, a lot of people including myself are too lazy to exercise, so we try to find substitutes. SlimGum is basically chewing gym that is enriched with weight-loss promoting ingredients. So chewing good to lose weight sounds pretty good huh? Simple and easy to do. xD

As the packaging states it has active weight-lost promoting ingredients:
  • Green Coffee Bean Extract
  • Chromium
  • L-Carntine
^ Those 3 may help to burn fat
  • Green Tea Extract
  • Biotin
  • Thiamine
^ Those 3 help to support metabolism

The purpose of SlimGum is to help reduce your appetite so that you eat less (thus weight lost/management) with its ingredients, while promoting fat in the body to burn. The gum has minty taste which will fade after 5 minutes of chewing. The gum has a rough texture, as you can see in the photos above. But the major question that everyone wants to knows, is weather it actually works or not?.

The answer varies on numbers of conditions. If you were depending on the gum alone for weight lost, the ingredients in the gum aren't high enough for you to see results in a few days or weeks time. You would need to chew these over for 1 month or more, which can be costly as it recommends you to chew 4 per day and you only get 10 in one packet. Of course how much you chew per day can alter the results too.  

If you were to chew this along with a diet and exercise, it can be effective as it reduces your appetite. However you could also reduce your appetite with normal regular chewing gum which is a much cheaper alternative.

So does it work? Yes it can. But I personally think it's pricey and not worth the money as it offers the same effects and results that normal chewing gum would.

So what do you guys think of this idea of chewing gum to lose weight? ^_^

Thursday, 3 October 2013

Tattoo Painting - Michelle Cheung

If any of you guys read my blog, you would know that i'm not as active as I used to be... >< 
Since I do art, I delicate majority of my time to it. ^^ So to keep you guys updated and keep the blog active as much as possible, I will do art posts too. There is also a "Art Work" section too if you haven't seen/noticed it already. ^_^

This is my latest painting which is a replica (not sure if that even the correct word ahaha) of Jeff Musser's painting. Honestly I love his work awwww, even though it's not as good as his original one I had a lot of fun exploring his style! ^^ 

You guys can follow me on Instagram for more of my art works or just keep up to date with me! :D @MishCheungX

Tuesday, 1 October 2013

Revlon Chroma Chameleon Nail Effects Polish - Pink Quartz

Boots £6.49
Not long ago I did a review and swatch new Relvon Chroma Chameleon polish in the shade Amethyst. Recently I have brought another one but in the shade Pink Quartz. These polishes are so pretty! I seriously would buy the whole line but too broke hahaha. xD The polish is long lasting and very pigmented. The only difference I've found between the Pink Quartz and Amethyst, is that the colour of the Pink Quartz lasts longer. If you didn't read my Amethyst review, the metallic effect started to go dull after a few days if a top coat wasn't applied. Whereas the Pink Quartz remained and didn't go dull at all. So maybe the colour of the polish has an impact of the effect? O.o

Anyway I love love love these polishes and would recommend them to people that want something different to standard polishes or if you just like pretty colours in general. ^_^ 

Have you guys tried the Chroma Chameleon Polishes yet or what do you think or them? ^^

Thursday, 26 September 2013

Garnier Light Daily Moisturizer SPF 15

The Garnier Light range isnt easy to find in UK, since Western people tend to prefer getting a tan rather than preventing to have one lol. (aka being pale). So purchasing them online is the easiest option. ^^ This is available on eBay for £2.95. Some reason these are travel size, it wasn't just from the seller I brought it from, but other few sellers too. Note that they don't tell you it's travel size, instead that say the size "15g". LOL Like how am I meant to know what size 15g is? xD They probably do sell the full size product, somewhere lol.

The cream itself is lightweight and non-greasy so it's great for summer. However it does leave residue behind which is the down factor. Moisturising wise, I would say average as it does moisturise the skin a little. It would probably moisture dry skin more. As for the main purpose of this product "lightening", when the cream is applied, it leaves a white cast like sunscreen. So it helps give off a more dewy radiance appearance and lighter looking skin. But for the actual lightening itself, I would say no. Gariner says the cream has lemon essence which helps to lighten the skin overtime. Using it for a month, I haven't seen any difference whatsoever. The SPF 15 does help prevent darkening a little.

Would I purchase this again? No, simply because (in my opinion) the cream is more maintaining your skin colour if its pale already. It wont have much effect if youre trying to lighten your skin. But since the cream is pretty inexpensive you could give it a try, as the result may vary for you. ^^ So have you tried any products from the Garnier Light range?

Monday, 23 September 2013

KPop Fashion - B.A.P BADMAN Inspired Fashion / Outfits

My first KPop fashion post. ^^ So today's KPop inspired fashion is from B.A.P's Badman, the theme of their clothing is monochrome and stripes. Hope you guys like it! ^_^  

Inspired by Youngjae's and Daehyun's monochrome graphic shirts.
Outfit 1
Top: H&M £14.99
Shorts: Hong Kong xDD
Shoes: Doc Martens 

Inspired by Himchan's with his black shirt and stripped shorts.
Outfit 2
Sweater: H&M £14.99
Leggings: eBay £2.99
Shoes: Doc Martens

Close up of the print on the sweater sleeves. It's pretty badass so I thin its suited a BAP inspired fashion. ^^

Inspired by mainly Yongguk and their stripe theme. (picture below)
Outfit 3
Jumper: H&M £19.99
Leggings: eBay £2.99
Shoes: Doc Martens

So what do you guys think of the outfits? ^_^
Let me know in the comments. <3