Thursday, September 29, 2011

September 2011 Hits & Misses

I wanted to post up an August Hits & Misses entry but before I knew it, September is already ending! Time flies by so fast...

Rosette Hello Kitty Apple Gommage

Name: Rosette ロゼット Hello Kitty Apple Gommage ハローキティアップルゴマージュ
Price: HK$ 48 for 120 g
@cosme rating: 4.1
Release date: 16.3.2009

Ick, the 4.1 rating on @cosme is totally undeserved! The peeling effect is terrible compared to the other peeling gels that I have used and the scent is so chemical-like.

The amount of comedones on my nose remains the same, so I guess the amount of AHA in it is very minute? It just doesn't rub me the right way (pun intended
(^ ω ~)).

Rohto Arctic Eye Drops

Name: Rohto Arctic Eye Drops
Price: RM 48 for 13 ml

To me, the main selling point in these minty eyedrops is its cooling intensity. The stronger the better haha! I have tried my fair share of Arctic's Japanese counterparts and Artic is in between levels 5 and 6. I have stopped purchasing Rohto eyedrops below level 5, sadly they have no effect on me anymore.

The intense icy cool sensation is fantastic at waking me up. I can't live without it in the mornings. My eyes are red rimmed no matter how refreshed I'm feeling, so I am not the best judge to decide whether it relives redness. It also lubricate my eyes very well, which is an added bonus.

The packaging is very cute - an oval shaped bottle. I love it, it’s so much nicer looking than the eyedrops sold at drugstores over here.

Hadabisei Lotion Mask (Moist)

Name: Hadabisei 肌美精 Lotion Mask (Moist)
Price: RM 49.90 for 200 ml (28 pieces)
@cosme rating: 2.4
Release date: 25.8.2008

This mask is designed to be used daily for a month. It contains hyaluronic acid and GABA, and it's meant as a quick fix for dry, flaky skin.

The masks aren't heavily saturated - they are soaked with enough essence that they stay moist yet they don't drip all over. The fabric is not the highest quality, but the essence more than makes up for it. My face feels really moisturized the morning after.

I have even bought a second box after using it for a week - that's how much I like it.

Revlon ColorBurst Lipstick 070 Soft Nude

Name: Revlon レブロン ColorBurst Lipstick カラーバースト リップ スティック 070 Soft Nude
Price: RM 39 for 3.7 g
@cosme rating: 4.9
Release date: 16.4.2010

Soft Nude is an orangey tan shade, and it’ll transform into a nude once on your lips. This formula is pigmented although it lacks moisture as it feels very drying on. It also draws attention to every groove, line, crack that I didn’t even realize existed on my lips. It is the saddest RM 32.90 (sale price) that I ever spent.

Yanqina Natural Black Stiletto Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner

Name: Yanqina Natural Black Stiletto Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner
Price: US$ 9.25

The stiff tip makes this liner easy to use, the colour is a nice black and it washes off very easily with warm water. I usually go for a liner with a fine, slim tip, and upon seeing the chunkiness of the pen nib I instantly foresaw thick, inaccurate application. Regrettably this is the case with this liner and many western liners.

At the end of the day, the eyeliner is still present but it is very much duller and requires a touch up. Sometimes it even smudges, I'm still unsure why this happens but I shall experiment more to determine the cause.

If your interest is piqued by my review, you can get
Rosette Hello Kitty Apple Gommage on
Rohto Arctic Eye Drops on
Hadabisei Lotion Mask (Moist) on
Revlon ColorBurst Lipstick 070 Soft Nude on
Yanqina Natural Black Stiletto Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner on

I'm ending this post with a recent EOTD.

It is supposed to be a romantic look with ruby shades but my camera couldn't capture the colours, my eye makeup looks neutral *grrr*

Disclosure: Entry contains press sample(s).


Nani said...

So much stuff! And I love the Revlon lippie! One of my fav. nudes! : D

Lita said...

Lovely post :) i want the hadabisei lotion masks :) A daily mask sounds so nice :)

amynaree said...

The eyedrops sounds nice, I need something to wake me up :)

Ashley said...

I was really excited to try the Hello Kitty peeling gel but now not so much.
Pretty much only wanted it for the kawaii factor but if it's stinky & useless, I won't waste my money!

Elizabeth King said...

I have the Rohto eye drops and at first I was so damn surprise when I first used It was so refreshing and cooling. I didn't even want to apply it to the next eye but I did. I love using it when I need a pick me upper! ^_~ Your eye makeup looks super gorgeous!

Blovetbeauty said...

what eyeliner did u use in ur recent EOTD? i love ur neutral look , really pretty ! think i'm gonna try out ur masks..

plue suewin said...

darling, did you try using a lipbalm before using the Revlon lippie? I have this in Blush, and so far haven't gave me much problem. But I do use a lipbalm first though :)

Rick said...

But you never look neutral.  You always look positive. =)

Kat said...

Thanks for your honest reviews on these products. I really like Japanese eye drops and that bottle is really cute. Too bad the HK peeling gel didn't work at all. said...

I actually found the Revlon Soft Nude to be not that pigmented. It barely did anything for my lips and the formula is definitely on the dryer side. So, its now sitting on my pile of purchase

shinyprettythings said...

awww im super sad the HK peeling gel was a fail. packaging is so freaking cute!! and your eotd still looks lovely! i hate taking pics of my eotds, never turns out the way it actually looks >.< 

SilhouetteScreams said...

I love Soft Nude, but it does require a bit of smoothing out (or just applying a thin layer) to avoid gooping up on me. Pretty EOTD too! :)

saccharine0158 said...

most of the items you have are not available here. :'( blaiiirrrrr!!! you are such a good blogger. i don't think i've posted a monthly favorites ever nyahahahahah! xD

Blair said...

If I'm not mistaken, it is the Dolly Wink Liquid Eyeliner in Deep Black!

q0q0 said...

Hello kitty!!! My favorite!~~~ <3 <3

The Revion lipstick color is really nice I love that =)

I can imagine your eye make up, gorgeous Hun~^^~

pinkstrawberrielove said...

Great post on your hits and misses! The liquid eyeliner caught my attention!

Su ki said...

The Rohto eyedrops sound divine! Must add them in my never ending 'to buy' list :)

Rosamond Kim said...

I loved your make up look. It is good for a date look, guys really like simpler looks. I didn't see this in your post but what type of lashes are those?

Amy Dang said...

oh no! cute packaging for the hello kitty peeling gommage though! too bad the product doesn't work :'(

i have the same revelon lip stick! i love it too :)

Blair said...

I wore this particular pair

Rosamond Kim said...

Thank you Blair! ^_^

Makeup Morsels said...

hahaha I like your pun!  My eyes are always red after I wake up too, but then my Ophthalmologist told me that it was because I had allergies.  So I found that Patanol drops really help with that :)