Yves Saint Laurent Lipstick Review – Rouge Pur Couture 39 / Pourpre Divin

[If you’re wondering why, it’s the year of the sheep! designed by anhiee]

Hey guys,

It’s been a while as usual so first of all: Happy New Year everbody : D ! ! 2015 WOHOOO.

Okay now, you have to know I’m obsessed with lipstick. Specially high brand ones. I do not own tons of them but my favourite so far is Lune Rousse from Chanel, which is a really really dark red with no brown undertones. Just red. I’ve always liked dark or bold lips [I don’t own any Lime Crime lipsticks but I’d definitely love them] and have never been satisfied by not high end products.

This winter I started seeing pictures of dark violet [they call it plum but .. ? It’s more like violet to me] lips:

I immediately thought:

So my Mom and I went on a journey, and each time we crossed a makeup store we would spend hours trying to find that perfect dark violet/plum lipstick I saw. Even the employee of MAC [and you know how MAC has awesome bold colours] told me he could not help me finding the perfect lipstick. After studying the pictures a bit I realised the colour was probably a combinaition of a pencil + a lipstick, and I had myself a dark plum pencil but we could not find a great lipstick.

Finally, one day, after months of researches, we found a tester of Yves Saint Laurent’s Rouge Pur Couture 39. My mom and I had to do three different Sephora stores to find one because no store was actually ordering it for clients as no clients would buy it!

[Sorry for the poor quality of the pictures but it seems like my phone wouldn’t focus!]

DSC_1460

BeautyPlus_20141009214603_save[1]DSC_1452

DSC_1432DSC_1435DSC_1441

This is the Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Pur Couture 39 / Pourpre Divin Lipstick. It’s a really beautiful autumn/winter colour, 95% violet and 5% plum. I would not recommend using this lipstick with no lip pencil under it because it would turn a tiny bit sheer and a bit more plum [which I personally dislikes]. It costs ~33.00Euros which is very similar to all high brand lipsticks. It’s also quite hydrating. It has to be reapplied approximately twice during the day and it has more of a creamy formula, but it’s no pearly or shiny.

This is definitly one of my favorite products of 2014! Thanks Mom if you’re reading this.

Tell me, what is your favorite lipstick ever?

Foam Cleanser Review – Kiko VS Nivea

DSC_1348

 

Hey guys,

As you might already know, my skincare routine [and lots of things in general] are inspired by Korea and Japan. A foam cleanser is a cleanser and a makeup remover at the same time. You can find it in gel form and make it become foam thanks to water, or already as a foam. It is not very popular in France, and I’ve been dredding the day it will finally appear in our drugstores. Kiko was my first foam cleanser bought in France, and having finished it recently I tried the Nivea one [two versions, one for normal skintype and one for sensible].

 

Kiko

Pros:

6.90E = resonnable.

(Too) gentle on the skin.

Clear and simple packaging.

 

Cons:

Light mousse, which means you need to use more and can’t use a face brush with it.

Does not clear your skin at 100%. Which means you really need to double cleanse it.

Contains sodium hydroxide

 

Nivea

Pros:
4.79E on amazon = super cheap.

Dense mousse which enables me to use my face brush ♥

Wash really well everything off

Contains Almond oil

 

Cons:

Still a little bit to harsh for my sensitive skin

Smells like house cleansers

Contains perfume

 

Conclusion:

I can definitly say that Kiko’s mousse really is more gentle than Nivea’s one, even if it is specially made for sensitive skin, I still think it’s a little bit rough. Even though, Nivea really cleanse your skin better. With Kiko I never felt like my skin was absolutely clean or makeup-free which can really be a big problem on long term relationship ; )

Game Review – The Sims 4

Hey guys,

I know this had nothing to do with fashion and stuff, but I am a true lover [not saying sims 4 = geek game, I play to lots of differents games, but mainly mmos and mobas] of video games and had to do a review on this one.

Background:

I’ve been playing The Sims since the first episode. To me The Sims 2 was a real progress, and the third was just a better version of The Sims 2, but it had little evolved. I wasn’t really « waiting » for the 4th that much but still started playing it the day it has been released in France. I had tested the demo of « Create a Sim » which I found not intuitive at all.

Also, I’ve been trying to play te Sims 3 after playing the Sims 4 and I have to say, I could seriously go back to the old version. It has so much more content than the Sims 4 that it is funnier to play [not even concidering the dlcs].

Positive thoughts:

  • I do have to admit it is prettier than the Sims 3. There has been a little effort on the graphics but still, the hair’s texture is really really bad [Aion is 100 times more beautiful] and the eyes are worse than Azura’s eyes in GW2…
  • The building mode is wayyyy more convinient. Without this advantage, the Sims 4 would be dead to me. For those who haven’t experienced this, when you wanted to move a room of your house in the previous episodes, you had to move all the pieces of furniture one by one, deleate the foundations and re-build that and re-move everything in elsewhere. It took forever. They now have add different features that enable you to move an entire room with one click or to extend en entire wall super easily. Building has become affordable so it’s easier to build your dream house.
  • Once you’ve get use to the way create a sim now work [since you can change a sims’ feature siply by putting your mouse on the part you want to change and moving it] it gets quite nice since you can modulate your sims even more than before. There’s even a super zoom option which enables you to change every detail.
  • Thanks to emotions [which are not really different than whims in the Sims 3, it has just evolved, it’s not a revolution] Sims are more expressives. It is not a super huge thing to me but it does makes the game seem a little more lively.
  • Sims are now really multi-task. In the Sims 3, they used to say sims were multi-tasks but it totally depended on the tasks. Now your Sim can eat his plate, sitting on the sofa, and then realise by himself that his friend is sitting at the table, stand, move right next to him, at continue eating while talking to him and watching the tv.

I’m confuse about:

  • No more babies or todlers. Which means when your Sims get pregnants she birth a children which only happened in the Sims 1! It is said, apparently, that it is because of all that new « create a sim » and emotions but I mean .. Seriously ?? I do not entirely concider this as a bad thing, simply because even if it’s ridiculous, myself and most of you will probably admit that babies and tolders are a serious pain to deal with in the Sims. Still, the game has evolve, and not being able to develop a Sims’ skills when he’s a todler is a handicap in the Sims 4.
  • You gain a lot less money. Building indeed has gone affordable but items are still the same price and making food has gone expensive while salaries has gone down. I mean seriously down and promotions are way more difficult to obtain. This is confusing to me because, even if it gives a more realistic feeling to the game and makes it more difficult it makes some of the wishes absolutely impossible to attain. If you want to succeed in your career, forget friends and love, you’ll only have time to complete the tasks you’ve been given at work.
  • The loading times are shorter but there’s more loading times . . .
  • The in-game hud is cleaner and really look nicer than before but it does take more place on the screen and is so different that you might have difficulties to use it at first. Even if I’ve heard the game has been well optimized for small computers, I’m still not sure you could run it and find it pleasant to play with.

Negative things:

  • The manage household option. So let me explain that: Usually, when you’re playing a whole family and your kids become grown ups, you usually [or not] want to move them out by using the tool « move out » 8D. This does not exists anymore. If you want to move one of your sims out of a family you can: deleate it from the family [that’s a bit extreme though, or you can kill it], make him become unplayable, or move him in another household with other people and then you need to play the whole house. It is said nowhere, there’s not one button to just move your sim out independently and play him! It is only after lots of researches that I finally found out you actually need to manage your household, move your sim into an other one, than manage that household and move the sims you don’t want to play in the unplayable section. I mean really?
  • There’s no swimming pool. It is not really that important but what is important is that there ALWAYS has been swimming pool in the basic edition of The Sims. It is important because it really proves how much greedy the productors are since they will introduce swimming pools in the first dlc.
  • It lacks personalisation. They have completly removed « create a style » which was used to custom colours and patterns. When I was playing the demo of create a Sim I thought « hum, if there’s only so much that’s just because it’s a demo ». Actually no. There’s not a lot of objects [which make it even more difficult since they easily become expensive] and you can’t customize tattoos anymore, you cannot even change their size. Also, there’s not a lot of dirrent clothes, specially for children. And you can choose only three traits while you could choose five.
  • There’s no more open world. That was a major step forward in previous versions of The Sims and they’ve completly removed it. Your now live in a specific district that is separated from the rest of the town [for instance, you can only jog in that district] and need to use the « travel » button if you want to go out for dinner which leads you to a loading screen.
  • There is a lot less place for your sims to live! What I mean is that you now have only a very few ground parcels and you have no place to add one which leads you to have less active sims and less communal places. Ofcourse it also means there’s no cars.

Conclusion:

The Sims 4 isn’t bad, but it’s not good either. At least, it is surely not better than the Sims 3 and does not worth 70Euros! It looks more like an evolution from the very first episode than an evolution from the Sims 3. It’s a regression.

I Died My Hair ! – L’Oréal Perfect Mousse 500 Review

Hey guys.

I’ve recently decided to go back to my natural hair colour, after many many years of colouring. Lately, I’ve had my hair half vibrant red for approximately 3 years. Red being a really hard colour to maintain I had to do my permanent colour, containing peroxide, every 3 months and a semi permanent colour [Crazy Color in Fire] every month. I did not bleach my hair but the colour still needed to be used with peroxyde so they still were a little bit bleached.

 

7a921666b29d11e3aa530ec80a867f2c_8

My hair when I just coloured it.

 

BeautyPlus_20140718111740_save

My hair after 5 Months of not colouring it

 

I’ve been colouring my hair since I was 14, and they’ve gone through dark blue, platinium blond, jet black to reddish pink. I finally decided a few weeks earlier to go back to my real hair colour, but because of the bleach and the red colour, I needed to colour them to go back to natural . . . Am I clear ?

 

My natural hair colour is a really dark chestnut with slightly red undertones on the top and proeminent red undertone on the bottom. Choosing the hair dye I would use was really hard because I was afraid of getting a colour too light, which meant having to do my roots [which would ruin my intentions] or getting a colour too dark and loosing my natural red undertones.

I finally came up with L’Oréal Mousse Absolue in 500. I was affraid of getting a result that would be dull and a lack of shading but the result was absolutely amazing. I got back my real hair colour.

 

Here is a how the box look like, the packaging looks really nice and classy.

BeautyPlus_20140718110154_save

 

And here is what you find inside of it :

DSC_1074

  1. A notice [nothing special about it]
  2. Your colouring tool [You only have to shake it to activate the product, no more mixing !]
  3. Enough hair mask for 6 weeks ! ! [that is so much considering what you usually get]
  4. A reusable and washable tip [ ! ]
  5. Two pair [2 !] of black super comfy and cool gloves

 

First, let me tell you about the quantity. My hair are super duper long. They go down to my waist while « long » hair are usually concidered as ending at the top of the chest, after your shoulders. It was said on the box that you could have two full applications of the colour with one box for short hair [since it is reusable, I mean … What ? Re-u-sa-ble ? That’s so damn cool !] and one application for long hair. Having very long hair I bought two boxes. Each of them being approximately 15Euros [which at first I found expensive], that is a total of more than 30Euros to get my hair done at home.

Then I oppened the box and found out about the mask and understood why the box was pricy. Even if you’re supposed to test the product for 48H hours, I did not, since I’ve been colouring my hair for 7 years every three month but I do recommend testing the product. The product was really easy to prepare and my Mom is the one who applied it a first. She found it pretty easy to use but thought it would even be better with a colouring brush, then she started panicating because, as the mousse was white, the colour wouldn’t show at first and I continued colouring my hair myself. So I put on one of those pair of gloves, which are really comfy [hopefully there was two of them since my Mom used one !]. The mousse texture was really easy to apply. I used the whole bottle on my hair and wasn’t short on it, there was just enough product to do my WHOLE head, even though the lengh of my hair !

 

I have a sensitive scalp and did not feel any itches at all [not even a tiny little as it usually happens when you go to the hair dresser]. Let it sit for 30 minutes. Rince it clear [by the way, the water ends up to finally turn clear which is pretty rare, or maybe I’m just to use to take RED BLOOD BATH because of my usual hair colour ..]. Apply the mask, rince it. And TADAAAAAAAAAAM. My hair looked amazing. They have a really healthy shine, the colour looks absolutely as my real hair colour would. My colour did not loose these red undertones, even on the top.

 

 

And here is the result:
BeautyPlus_20140805184048_saveBeautyPlus_20140805183609_save

BeautyPlus_20140721234431_save

The lightening obviously makes the hair appear more or less red/light, but the point is, there is no more dark brunette -> orange demarcation anymore.

 

 

Pros :

  • Amazing colour, lots of shading
  • Looks really natural
  • Re-u-sa-ble / Enough quantity for super long hair
  • Great hair mask in the box
  • Really easy to use
  • OK for sensitive scalp

Cons :

  • Expensive [15Euros, but worth it]
  • Care of the fumes of the mousse ! As it is not a liquid product, it does have fumes that can be dangerous for your eyes, so make sure to not approach them near to your eyes.

 

Hope you enjoyed this review : )

 

PS: All the pictures are mine for once : D