Sample Review: Missha Signature Real Complete BB Cream

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I’ve used many samples of this in the past and recently, but never owned the full size. This bb cream claims to balance oil and moisture, last for 12 hours, and be gentle to the skin. It has SPF25 PA++. The colour I’ve tried is 21, which generally works for me in the winter for any Korean product (bb cream, bb cushion, powder, whatever comes in shade 21). In the winter I’m generally the lightest shade of any North American foundation. I would say this has a medium, slightly buildable coverage. My favourite thing about this bb cream is how smooth the texture is. I would definitely powder this bb cream. I, personally, have to powder EVERYTHING, but I think anyone would need a light layer of powder to cut down on some dewiness. This wears well and blots well; it doesn’t get weird and patchy. I don’t think it will keep any oil at bay. This bb cream doesn’t dry out my skin like some foundations can. My cheeks tend to get uncomfortably dry but it wasn’t so bad at all with this.

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Beauty Blogger of the Month Nomination – August

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Wow! So honoured! The gorgeous Jay from Just Jay Beauty (http://justjaybeauty.wordpress.com) has nominated me for August’s Beauty Blogger of the Month Award!

Here’s the original award post: http://ceciliascorner.net/2014/07/04/the-beauty-blogger-of-the-month-award-mac-giveaway/

Since I answered the same questions for a different nomination, I think I’ll make my own. That way you can all get to know me a little better!

1. Everyday foundation of the moment?
Normally I switch it up, but lately I’ve been sticking with the Laneige Pore Control BB Cushion. Would you guys like a review?

2. Beauty product you can’t leave the house without?
Powder!!! I blot and powder all day, oh my gosh. Between the heat and my oily skin…not good. I need to be able to touch up.

3. HG mascara?
Good ol’ CoverGirl LashBlast. I keep trying others but I always come back to this one.

4. If you could only use blush, bronzer, or highlighter for the rest of your life, which would you choose?
Probably blush. It makes me feel…cute? I’ve only started using bronzer recently to contour, and highlighter doesn’t always compliment my oily skin.

5. What’s your typical brow routine?
I pluck the strays and use clear brow gel. I also dye them every few weeks to match my red hair.

6. Lipstick, gloss, balm, or stain/tint?
Gloss! But a pigmented one…I’m loving Quo lip glosses right now. Want a review?

7. Skin type?
Combination. Sometimes it’s drier or oilier than other times, but it’s pretty much always combination.

My Nominations:

Chic Dabbling

Pulchritudinous

Amsterdaily

All The Lovely Things In Life

Miss Cherielle

Ruby Dreams of Makeup

This Jane is Vain

Thanks for reading!

Review: Freeman Facial Purifying Clay Mask Açai

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My pores clog up like crazy. They seem to be especially bad lately, so while I was at the grocery store the other day I grabbed a couple of those little mask packs. This was the first one I tried out. I got two uses out of it, but easily could have gotten 3-4. I piled it on super thick. The mask is a bright teal colour and lightly scented. Sadly, I feel it did nothing for my pores, though it claims to clear pores. I definitely won’t be purchasing the full size.

Beauty Samples: Part 3

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Part 1: https://livshort.wordpress.com/2014/07/19/beauty-samples-part-1/
Part 2: https://livshort.wordpress.com/2014/07/19/beauty-samples-part-2/

Skin79 VIP Gold Collection Super Plus Beblesh Balm
smooth, sheer coverage, not matte, decent colour (a little light)

Skin79 Super Plus Beblesh Balm Triple Functions (Pink)
extremely smooth skin, good colour, little coverage, lasts pretty well

Etude House Precious Mineral BB Cream Bright Fit
smooth, good colour, good coverage, not matte, lasts well

Innisfree No-Sebum Powder
lasts pretty well, mattifies, touches up well, smells good

Etude House Green Tea Nose Pack
interesting smell, pores maybe tighter

Etude House Collagen Moistfull Cream
gel-like, smells good, very hydrating + refreshing, softens lines

Skinfood Argan Oil Silk Hair Mask Pack
soft hair, looks much better

Skinfood Egg White Pore Foam
smells really good, feels smooth, skin feels smooth, a little goes a long way

Skinfood Omija Whitening Cream
hydrating, skin brighter?

Skin79 Snail Nutrition BB Cream (Gold)
smells weird, hydrating, very smooth, little coverage, decent colour (tiny bit light)

Tony Moly Pure Aura Luminous CC Cream
comes out white, smooth, brightening, almost no coverage, can be used as a base for bb cream

Beauty Samples: Part 2

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Part 1: https://livshort.wordpress.com/2014/07/19/beauty-samples-part-1/

Tony Moly Red Appletox Honey Cream
smells delicious, not heavy, a little goes a long way, not greasy

Etude House Collagen First Essence
smells really good

Luke Charcoal Mose Cleansing Strips
smells interesting, warm then cool

Etude House Nymph Aura Volumer (#3?) w/ Etude House BB Cream
more hydrating, less coverage, glowier skin after powder, feels heavy and oily

Elisha Coy Vita Capsule Cleanser
rich, creamy, smooth, skin perhaps smoother and brighter?, a little goes a long way

Etude House Goodbye Pore Ever Pore Primer Essence
skin looks and feels smoother, dries quickly, not greasy

Etude House Wonder Pore Freshner
refreshing, not drying

Skin79 Super Plus Beblesh Balm BB Triple Functions (Orange)
thick, creamy, good buildable coverage, decent colour but a little light, really nice smooth texture, relatively matte, blots well, stays smooth

Etude House Proof 10 Eye Primer
thinner (than UD Primer Potion), easy to blend, dries quickly, smooth eyelids, eyeliner goes on smoother, eyeliner lasted

Etude House Baking Powder Deep Cleansing Foam
gritty (not in a bad way), pores maybe tighter, rich, foamy, a little goes a long way, skin smoother?, citrus scent

Beauty Samples: Part 1

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Ooookay so I found the notes I made on the samples I’ve tried. I keep notes to help me remember which products I liked. They’re pretty minimal, but maybe they’ll help you! There are a lot…so here’s Part 1. Refer to my skin type post here: https://livshort.wordpress.com/2014/06/29/my-skin/
Keep in mind the bb cream colours were for winter when I’m super pale.

Etude House Precious Mineral Sun BB Cream W13
matte, not a lot of coverage, good colour

Missha MISA Cho Bo Yang BB Cream #1
satin-y finish, great coverage, good colour, doesn’t powder well

Clinique Super City Block
not greasy

Lioele Beyond the Solution BB Cream
decent coverage, lightweight, smooth, pretty good colour, fairly matte but not drying, a bit grey?

Missha Signature Real Complete BB Cream #23
smooth, bright, fairly good coverage, a bit dark for winter, natural looking, even

Missha Time Revolution The First Treatment Essence
very watery

Etude House Collagen Moistfull Firming Eye Cream
smells good, feels refreshing

Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair Eye Synchronized Complex
nice thick smooth gel-like consistency, smells weird

Skinfood Agave Cactus Toner
smells good, refreshing

Skinfood Agave Cactus Emulsion
smells good, refreshing, leaves skin with a nice texture, lightens spots

Burberry Sheer Foundation Trench No. 4
good colour, kind of weird texture, almost no coverage

Liebster Award Nomination

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I was nominated by the wonderful Brook LeAnne from Beauty by Brooke LeAnne! Please check her out right here: http://beautybybrookeleanne.wordpress.com

11 Random Facts About Me:

1. I have a horse named Feather. She’s an anglo arab and she’s turning 5 next month. She is pretty much my life.

2. I have chickens. Well, and a cat, but lots of people have cats.

3. I LOVE bubble tea.

4. My summer job mostly consists of training horses (right now 3 arabs under the age of 3) as well as taking out trail rides and such.

5. I haven’t had clear skin since I was about 8.

6. I love being outside. Especially riding of course, but I also love hiking.

7. One time a horse reared while I was riding it and fell back on top of me. I still have a slightly dented leg from that.

8. My favourite colour is light teal-y blue.

9. Until last month, I’ve always been naturally blonde or dyed blonde.

10. I drink one cup of coffee every morning.

11. I’m very new to blogging.

My Answers to the Questions:

1. Why did you start blogging?
I watch a lot of beauty vloggers on YouTube. I wanna give it shot, but I thought I’d start with blogging first to see if I like it.

2. Where did your blog name come from?
Olivia’s Beauty Blog…yeah, I think that explains itself. 😛

3. What’s your favourite of your own blog posts?
I dunnooooo…maybe my AC Clinic review?

4. How do you find new blogs to follow?
I search for names of brands or products I’m interested in.

5. Would you ever stop following a blog? Why?
I might if they began posting a TON of stuff I was not at all interested in, but I don’t see that happening.

6. What is your opinion on commenting on blog posts?
I really love getting comments, so when I comment on other people’s posts, I hope they like it just as much. It would just be nice to know it made someone feel good, ya know?

7. Name one author whose books you will always read?
It’s been years since I read books from one specific author. These days I’m not reading any books. Just magazines…I’m lazy and busy….

8. If you could only recommend one book for another to read, what would it be and why?
Ugh what’s it called…The Forgotten Garden by Kate Morton? I read it quite a while back, but I remember really liking it.

9. What is your most anticipated read of 2014?
Don’t have one, sorry.

10. Who is your favourite designer?
Again, don’t have one, sorry.

11. How do you pick your outfits?
Well, firstly it’s based on the weather. Then by the style that suits my mood. Sometimes the music I’m listening to while I get ready influences it.

11 Questions For You:

1. Favourite animal and why?
2. Favourite activity in the whole world?
3. All time favourite song?
4. Most searched WordPress tag?
5. A blogger whose posts you really look forward to?
6. Holy Grail beauty item you think everyone should own?
7. Place you would most like to visit that you’ve never been to?
8. How do you feel when you acquire new followers?
9. How long have you been blogging for?
10. Number one confidence tip?
11. How are you today? (=

11 Blogs I Really Like:

Hibah’s Random Ramblings
The Fabulous Nerd
Milkblossom
Lost In My Dreamland
I Am Cutibubbli
Adrianajy
Cecilia’s Corner
Describeauty
MowMow’s Life
Pulchritudinous
Amsterdaily

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