Saturday, October 8, 2016

How to Apply False Eyelashes & 1000HR Eyelash Review

Hey guys,

I stopped promoting my Youtube vids here a while back because this blog was starting to become simply an advertising ground for my channel - which neither of us wants. But I figure, if it's an occasional plug, with lots of other content around, then it couldn't hurt too much right :) 

Also, admittedly I'm slightly frustrated with the drastic drop in views that my last few videos have taken - though I'm not sure why - so just experimenting with ways to promote the good old channel. 

Last week I made a "HOW TO PUT ON FALSE EYELASHES" video. It was a lot of fun and I used a pair of 1000HR lashes, which were sent to me by the company for review. I've also got a couple of variations of lashes from them, so I thought I'd do a proper review here since I didn't do that in my video. Btw, if you were interested in just the video, here ya go - it's pretty informative ^_^ 

So let's talk about the product then! The lashes from 1000HR that I own are: 

In the video, I'm wearing the Exotic Raven ones because I thought they looked the most normal, standard and natural out of the ones I owned! 

Inside the packet, you receive 1 pair of lashes and a little tube of eyelash glue. It's worth it because these lashes are reusable (probably 2-3 times?) and waterproof. They feel like they're good quality, hypoallergenic and safe to apply. I used to wear eyelashes bought from China and apply it with eyelash glue I got from Daiso and it was just a disaster because it felt dangerous and unhygienic. I seriously think I could have gotten some serious damage from that quality but I was working with a much tighter tween budget at the time! 

Anyway, this glue is strong yet doesn't feel toxic or burn on your eyes (that would definitely be a bad sign hahah). The eyelashes are sturdy and when you peel them off the packaging, they hold nicely and don't bend out of shape. I notice a big difference between eyelashes from Western brands versus Japanese brands like DollyWink is the packaging. 1000HR packaging is sleek, convenient but less cute and detailed. In comparison, the Japanese eyelashes have the cutest and prettiest packaging that makes you feel like a princess by just holding it :) 

However you can really see the effect on my eyes when I'm wearing them. They look natural, blending in really well. What's more, they are comfortable on my eyes! They don't bother me that much and after I while, I just forget that they're there. I love how false eyelashes can look because it makes your makeup look much more bold and complete and glam. It can make such a subtle yet slightly noticeable difference (completely paradoxical there, i know). 

So that was the Exotic Raven pair. In a brief overview of the other lashes and my first impression on them...

Black Vogue

The Black Vogue eyelashes are so much more thick and ...fake, I would say. They are definitely for a night out in town, rather than everyday wear. Now, just because I think they look fake, that's not necessarily a bad thing. I think when I do say fake, I simply mean thicker and more noticeable. They're a very full pair of lashes, which I am still tentative and wary to try, but when I do, you guys will be among the first to see :) 

Exotic Black - Day to Night Lashes

Now, I love these Day to Night lashes because they come with 2 pairs of lashes for just $15.99! It's cheaper than the single pair of lashes, which is a barGAIN~~ I also love the fact that they come for different occasions. The longer and thicker pair is obviously for those evening events or date nights, whereas the simple, half-lash is for a natural look during the day time - so you can enjoy the experience of falsies, without looking out of place at uni. The exotic black style is similar to the exotic raven, in that has more dispersed, natural lashes that are pretty standard for falsies. 

Daring Twist - Day to Night Lashes

Another double pack of reusable lashes! LOVE IT! These are a bit crazier, but not exactly in a THICK way but in their style. The lashes are designed in a criss cross, twist pattern to create a fuller look without it seeming too heavy or unnatural on the eyes. I ADORE the day lashes because they look so so natural, with the lash getting thicker and longer towards the outer lash part. Out of the two styles I have, I would certainly recommend this one because it looks absolutely fabulousss

Flared Medium Individual Lashes

Finally, the individual lashes. I have yet to try these properly, but I think these are a great alternative for an EVEN more natural look. Just add a few to plump up your existing lashes and you're good to go. These are great because you can create a more customised look to suit your eyes best, but if you aren't experienced, probably stray away from these for a while - just until you get used to applying lashes properly ^_^ (which is why I haven't used them yet!!) They can also be applied as lower lashes on the outer edges of your eye, which could be a cool and cute look. 

OK, so that was it for my entire lash review today :D Hope you enjoyed the video and also learnt a bit more about 1000HR lashes, which you can purchase online or at your local pharmacy (e.g. Priceline) 

yay, love u guys 

xx Heylinni
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Friday, September 23, 2016

Natralus Paw Paw Moisturiser Review!

Hey everyone! Whew, I just had a midsem exam for the absolute worst, most complicated subject ever T_T (networking...cables...IP...idkk lmao) and now it's time to bring myself up again and try to forget the past by divulging myself in a new blog post. Today I bring you a review of the Natralus Australia Paw Paw Moisturiser :) I did a review for their Lip Butters in the past, which was really fun and I liked the range of flavours they offered. In fact, I still have quite a few left (been using them pretty consistently, but they sent me so many!!) so if you know me, just ask me in person and I'll bring them for you hehe. Anyway, you can read THAT review here

So before we dive straight in, I was thinking, what is the benefit of Paw Paw? Like, why is it so popular? Where did it come from? What is its secret??? Was someone just eating a Paw Paw one day and was suddenly like, oh hey this is really good for my skin? Probably. Haha, nevertheless, let's go down this journey into the secret of Paw Paw. 

I think Paw Paw become more prominent, especially in my life, when I noticed girls in high school carrying around the Lucas Paw Paw ointment, distinguishable by its bright red packaging. That's around the time when Paw Paw really became popular. According to this article, Dr Lucas, a Queensland scientist studied botanical specimens in the 1900s and was particularly impressed by paw paw, also known as papaya or custard apple. He called it the 'world's greatest healing agent'. From there, Paw Paw became used as an ingredient for a range of products, from lip balms to ointments to moisturisers etc. It was effective because of its rich nutritional value, being high in protein, antioxidants, vitamins A and C and essential minerals. When eaten, it can help digestion and external application helps skin repair and smooths the skin! What a wonder product! No wonder there is little marketing that needs to be done for it - it indeed sells itself. Kind of one of those holy grail ingredients, like manukka honey or something hahahah 

So onto our review.... 

I was mysteriously sent a blank, white box, with nothing to reveal the wonders it held. When I opened it, I was pleasantly surprised by the quantity of moisturiser in there. It was all the same product, but in different sizes: a small, medium and large tube plus some extra samples. This could definitely last me the year lmao. There was also a nice recipe for thai green papaya salad, but like, salad you know? Not for me AHHAHA 

Anyway, I like this packaging. Although it's not that cute or pretty, it looks reliable and know what I mean? Like it looks like a package where the product knows what it's doing hahaha - that's the only way to explain's trustworthy and professional. The product is Paw Paw 95% Pure Moisturiser, with ingredients like paw paw, aloe vera, shea butter (mmm) and vitamin e to give you smooth, buttery skin. Honestly, I reckon you can apply it anywhere - face or body and it'll give you an injection of moisture and freshness.

When I opened it, it had the most beautiful smell. I really like it! It's like buttery, creamy with a touch of tropical fruityness. Really yummy. Lucas doesn't like it, but I guess it might be a smell that is quite subjective for everyone. It can be overwhelming and strange, but once you get used to it, it's quite addictive.

When I applied the moisturiser, I used it for my hands. I squeezed out quite a little blob onto my hand. The moisturiser is light and cool. It's also pretty watery, in that it has a large spread across my skin. It left my skin feeling a little bit wet for a few seconds, and I really liked the fact that it wasn't just sitting heavily on my skin being uncomfortable and annoying. On the other hand, this might mean its not as long-lasting or effective as thicker creams - but it just means applying more regularly. After applying, I did feel more rejuvenated, however I have yet to experience any noticeable smoother skin effects, which is okay because I haven't been using it for long enough for that.

For the time being, I am really happy with this product and it's easy and unobtrusive to apply, so that's all I can really ask for from it!!

If you are interested in purchasing the Paw Paw Moisturiser, you can find it at Woolworths, Coles and various pharmacies (check their website). 

yay, thanks for reading guys!!

xx Heylinni 
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