Friday, 21 April 2017

#TsurikiReviews : April Skin Turn-Up Bleach

Hihi everyone!

If you have been reading my blog or following my Instagram long enough, you would realise that I love changing my hair colour.

And ever since 2-3 years back, after not being sponsored by any hair salons, I have been mostly doing my own hair colour by myself.

And sometimes, helping my friends' with theirs, too.

One main thing about being able to achieve the ideal hair colour has got to be the bleach you use to clean of your natural hair colour before putting on other funky colours.

All these while, I have been using this brand called Beauteen under Hoyu which I get off-shelves in Japan. 

Singapore stopped bringing in Beauteen for quite some time I realised...

I usually use their bleach and some times their colour dye, too, as they are really affordable and gives great results as compared to many other drugstore brands you can find in the market. 

But I decided to give Korean drugstore brands a try this time!

Many people have been talking about Aprilskin's Turn-Up Color Treatment recently so I went online to check on it.

I ordered them through Qoo10 which was $18.90SGD for 6 packets of bleach.

Which is about $3.15SGD per bleach before shipping. 

If you are interested, this is where I got my bleach from:

I got only their bleach this time and not their color treatment as I estimated the amount of "dye" I need for the hair colour I wanna go for... It seemed that I will need quite a few tubes to be able to mix them to achieve the colour I want. On top of that, I'm not too sure if that amount will be enough for my hair, too.

Each packet of bleach comes with one packet of bleach powder and one packet of creme activator.

Make sure to mix the mixture really really well before application. 

If you are worried about the very strong bleach smell, I must say that this is one of the least stinging bleach I've come across till date.

For my medium-long hair, I used ONE packet to highlight the lower half of my hair first.

I then bleach almost all of my hair, again, with TWO packets of bleach. This 2 packets were more than enough for just the lower half of my hair.

However, 1 packet alone was not enough. 

So if you have medium-long hair like me and going for a ombre hair for about half your hair length, 3 packets should be able to get job done for a 2 times bleach. 

This is how my hair turned out after bleaching.
(The photo above was taken under warm light thus a little more yellowish than seen by the naked eyes)

From left to right, light to dark:
Bleached 2X, bleached 1X, dyed dark brown 4 months ago. 

As you can see, the hair isn't that much damaged. 

Ignoring that fact that this photo was not in focus, just focus on the colour of my hair! 

The areas that was bleach twice was really quite close to white which was not I expected from drugstore brand's bleach for sure.

And like mentioned, my hair isn't that damaged even which is really a pleasant surprise.

Considering that this bleach seriously isn't that expensive but in fact really cheap, I was not expecting it to produce such good results!

So if you ask me if I will repurchase it?

Oh YES! Sure thing!

Its results is amazing and super affordable!

Plus it comes in small packeta of small amount which is good if you are gonna highlight then bleach your hair, again, while you need to work in small portions. This is perfect!

The only cons I can find fault with this bleach is that it does not come with any pH balance serum for your hair after bleaching like other Japaneae brands that I've tried before but as it is this less damaging to your hair, I think without that serum seriously wouldn't make much of a difference. 

Ok! That's all for this post!
If you have any questions, do feel free to leave me a comment and I wil reply and hope to help you solve your questions and doubts!

See you in my next post! Till then, stay warm from the crazy weather!

Xoxo, Tsuriki.

Thursday, 20 April 2017

#TsurikiEats : Gudetama Cafe Osaka

Hihi everyone!

During my Japan vacation last Autumn, I went to the Gudetama Cafe in Osaka with my friends!

We didn't order that much stuff as we wanted to have other local food for dinner so... I guess you could say we went to the cafe for "tea"? 

Here's all the stuff we ordered that afternoon!

We each got a hot drink just to have a Gudetama on our drink. 

I remembered ordering カフェーオレ which is some what like a latte and my friends got hot cocoa.

Carbonara Pasta which I suppose should taste not bad but after all the photo taking, the sauce kinda got soaked up too much. 

A parfait which was seriously filling! 

Crepe, pudding, ice cream, cake...
That's a lot of stuff in one small parfait!

Address: HEP FIVE
Japan, 530- 0017 Osaka Prefecture
Osaka, Kita Ward, Kakudacho, 5-15

If I did not remember wrongly, it should be on the 7th Floor of the shopping centre. 

So if you like Gudetama as much as I do and are going to Osaka, why not drop by for a meal or tea? 

The whole place was just so so so cute! 

Okay! That's all for this post!!
I'm gonna go lie down in bed and hide under my blanket!

Till the next post, have a good lazy rest everyone!

Xoxo, Tsuriki.

#TsurikiReviews : Kat Von D Tattoo Liner

Hi everyone!

I wonder how many of you are still reading my blog.

If you are reading this, thank you so much for still remembering me and reading my blog!

Today I'll be reviewing the Tattoo Liner of Kat Von D which many people raved about.

Retail Price: USD $20 / SGD $32 

I got mine a few months back and have been using it since.

I like that the tip is pretty sharp and the ink is pretty black. Although the tip is sharp, it isn't too fine that I need to go over my eyeliner a few times to achieve a nice wing. 

If you are looking for an eyeliner with super fine tip for the natural look, this may not be what you are looking for.

This eyeliner is pretty rub-proof which is good if you have a habit of rubbing your eyes which you shouldn't be doing (like me, guilty).

It states that this eyeliner is smudge-proof but I seriously do not feel so.

I have pretty oily eyelids and wearing this eyeliner for the past few months hace been giving me panda eyes all the time.

To be honest, for something that costs this much, I expected it to be better.

You may ask me, why do I still use it then?

Well... I just don't wanna waste the money spent alright.

If you ask me, will I repurchase it?

The answer will be a No.

Ok. That's all for this short review. 
Hope that it will be helpful to anyone of you reading this!

Bye bye everyone!


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