Tuesday, March 13, 2012

bbcreamshop.eu + Skin79 Gold Label BB cream

I've been wanting to try Skin79 BB cream series for a long time and finally got to buy it! It's super popular in Korea and in the blogosphere, but still I had some difficulties finding it while being there! I couldn't find it in Japan either, and everywhere I asked, no one knew about it, so I guess it has caught more attention outside Asia (besides Korea).

I've been researching a bit to find the right BB cream as you can get so many different kinds, even within the same brand. Pink and Gold label seem to be the most popular and best selling ones, and as Gold Label is recommended for normal to dry skin types, which matches my skin type the best, I thought I'd try the Gold Label.

I ordered from BBcreamshop.eu 
I didn't know the website beforehand and haven't shopped or know anyone that has shopped from the site before. But I wanted to find a shop within EU due to risk of customs otherwise, and surprisingly there was one! (also the same as www.bbcreamshop.co.uk)

As you can see from the screenshot, the website layout is pretty, simple and easy! It's really easy to navigate around, and in the BB cream section, you can either choose a brand OR your skin type! Perfect!

I ordered 2 x Skin79 Gold Label BB cream (one for my friend). I ordered it by March 7, and already received it March 9!! I was really surprised by the fast shipping! Yet another plus point!

I was actually wondering why the box was that big when I only got 2 small BB creams.
 Well, the FIRST thing I saw when I opened the box was this face mask. YAY free gift /win

Then the two BB creams was nicely placed.

Then under all the white paper thingies I spotted something pink. And to my pleasant surprise, I got even more free samples and gifts!!
I got this BB cream miniature set! I was actually already discussing whether I should buy this or not to try the other types of BB cream, but then I got it for free! Yay super happy!!
Then UNDER the miniature set was two small samples of the Pink label and something Korean I don't know what is.

REALLY nice!! Fast shipping and great service!
I think the only 'negative' thing was that the BB cream packages wasn't sealed with some kind of tape so that you could see they were brand new. It was clear that they hadn't been used since no BB cream was pumped out and the tube was clean. But it would have been nice though!

Skin79 Gold Label VIP Super Plus Beblesh Balm

This will not be a fully review as I've only tried it out for a few days. So I'll just show you a swatch on my hand. I know a lot of other people have probably done a review of this BB cream and probably better than I can do it, but tell me if you still want one.

I looks a bit grey as many BB creams tend to do when first applied. But as you can see it doesn't show up as grey after blending and settling. I actually had a hard time seeing the difference, but my skin was definitely smooth and soft after applying it and not 'dry' as it can feel after foundation. It didn't seem much lighter in color either and blended in really well with my own skin.

After trying it a few times on my face, I can say that it feels really light and smooth. I'd say the coverage is between light and medium, but I just use a little bit more for the areas that need more coverage. It doesn't cake, but I wouldn't recommend to layer it too much as it's supposed to look natural and give your skin a natural healthy glow.

All in all I'm very pleased with my order and the products and would definitely recommend the website!

If anyone know the webshop or tried the Gold Label BB cream I'd love to hear your opinions!

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

My 10 favorite Japanese actors

Yes here it is. I just couldn't help it XD

I have an unhealthy addiction to dramas, and I have been watching awfully many lately.. sometimes I wonder what other students do in their freetime (^~^;)ゞ yesIknowIhavenolife

As I study Japanese, I try to watch mostly Japanese dramas for learning and listening as well.. I'm not sure whether I have a favorite FAV actor since it always changes a bit depending on what dramas I'm watching (・`ω´・) But the first 3 actors are my currently absolute favs and they are not in ranked order! (>3<)/

1) Kamenashi Kazuya
I'm currently in love with Kame lol ♥ I'm not particularly a fan of KAT-TUN, but I love his acting..! I saw him the first time in Nobuta wo Produce but at that time Yamapi caught my attention more. But after watching Tatta Hitotsu no Koi, 1 Pound no Fukuin and Yokai Ningen Bem I simply fell in love (´ ▽`).。o♡ and that's also the latest list of dramas I've watched lol
I was really surprised by his different energetic role in 1 Pound no Fukuin, but totally loved it too ♫

2) Miura Shohei
I swear.. he has the cutest smile ever (ღ˘⌣˘ღ) He's still kinda new and doesn't have any lead roles yet.. But I still love him ♥ I first saw him in Gokusen 3 and Koizora, but his roles there were so minor I didn't notice.. But then I watched Tumbling and was head over heels XD Followed by Shima Shima and the current airing Hungry! drama. I hope he will get a leading role soon!!

3) Yamamoto Yusuke
Yusuke has been one of my absolute favs since his role as ghost guy in Hana Kimi. Thereafter I've watched several others of his dramas, most recent Ouran High School Host Club and Tumbling. I loved him as Tamaki in Ouran, I would never have expected him in such a role but he was absolutely perfect imo! ♥ Super cute and lovable! Seeing him as yankee in Tumbling was quite funny as well.. gawd.. ♫