Friday, February 27, 2015

[Haul] Jill Stuart Chiffon Ribbon Collection

Hi! Hi!


On the 16.01.2015 Jill Stuart released a new collection for Spring I when I saw the promo picture, I knew I wanted at least a few things.
The collection is made up of the sweetest loveliest pastels - and they're all matte.
Normally, I prefer shimmers, or glitters or glowing products so I was interested in trying a few matte items just for a change and something different. Plus all the colours in this collection are simply too hard to resist. 

 The nail polishes are what caught my eye first. The colours are quite lovely but I was a bit concerned about the matte finish.
I've had matte before and while I like that they dry extremely quick, taking care of them is harder than regular nail polish.
The one matte I had originally was also a deep vampy colour so I was never a big fan of it but these are lovely pastel colours!
Trying to decide on the colours I wanted to try was the hardest choice! There's too many nice colours to choose from.

Next the Matte Chiffon Lip Sticks. I'm a huge fan of the regular Lip Blossoms from Jill Stuart so I wanted to try one of these at least. I've always been a bit afraid to try matte lip sticks out of fear they're drying but since I love the Lip Blossoms so much I wanted to try this. 

Next up is the blushes, a red and a pink. I'm not sure these were available in matte since it doesn't really state that they're matte or shimmer anywhere. 
I actually decided to skip this item because I already have so many blushes from Jill Stuart (and other brands) so I decided I really didn't need them - though the colours are lovely. They look like they would suit so many different complexions and looks as well. 

So, I'm sure you would all like to see what I ended up getting - right? 

Let's look! 

Matte Chiffon Nails

I managed to select 3 out of the 7 nail polishes. I really had a hard time trying to narrow it down because all the colours are so lovely.

 The boxes are cute! They're white with blue flowers and ribbons.
 Matte Chiffon Nails.
 The colours I selected; 06 Wavering Leaf, 01 in Hot Heat and 04 Mischievous Moment.

 06 Wavering Leaf - this was the 'main' colour of the collection, the description is Pastel leaf Green evocative of a new and fresh love. I don't have any colour like this so I really wanted to try this. It looks nice and fresh doesn't it?

 01 Hot Heat - Pure red evocative of passionate love. I don't own a lot any reds. I really wanted to try this one because even the colours I don't think I will like when they come from Jill Stuart I seem to like it so I thought this would be worth a shot. Red's such a classic so trying it in a matte will be more modern.

 And finally, 04 Mischievous moment - Pastel Coral evocative of a sweet love. I really love coral nail colours so I knew this would be a good choice for me. I already have a coral in my nail polish collection but a matte would be a nice change.

 All three together. The packaging of the nail polishes are slightly different from regular Jill Stuart nail polishes, the bottle is matte and lid has a almost milky look to it.

The great thing about the Jill Stuart website is I find the colours to be very accurate to what the colour looks like in natural day light.
I'm very excited to try these lovely new nail polishes. Knowing they'll dry quickly is wonderful as well - especially if you're impatient and just want to do what you need to do.

 Matte Chiffon Lips

I really wanted to try at least one of these because I actually don't own a matte lipstick.

 The packaging is similar to the nail polish only it's a lovely lavender rather than blue. I can't choose which one I like more XD.
The packaging is a milky white consistency so it stands out from any other lipstick from the regular Lip Blossom line (which are metallic silver,). 
 It features the trademark flower on the top with a pink crystal in the middle. The flower actually pops open and a tiny mirror is concealed within.

The lip stick I chose in the end was melty plum. Honestly, I'm a little disappointment with the colour. I was expecting more of a reddish hue but this seems more pink than red. I actually own quite a few of these types of colours and I love wearing them because I really think they suit me so I guess it's not too much of a loss. It wasn't what I was hoping for but it's definitely a colour I'll wear and enjoy.

So that's everything I ended up getting from the Chiffon Ribbon collection.
The collection was pretty interesting since it's different from regular Jill Stuart products.

What type of make up do you prefer? Matte or Shimmery?

Thanks for reading~ 

Monday, February 16, 2015

[Review] Diamond Beauty Pressed Face Power in Princess Face

Hi! Hi!

Diamond Beauty Pressed Face Powder is absolutely my favorite face power at the moment. It's a full coverage powder that's still light and doesn't cause clogging of the pores or caking up.

From the website; (using terrible translate)

Princess face transparent skin Pressed Powder

Such as light emitting from the inside of the skin, it can become a transparent skin shiny!  

In veil of ultra-fine particles pearl powder, I will fluffy cover the pores and dullness. Excellent powder in the evening of your face-lift, which is 圧塗Ri without feeling skin tone up!

9g ¥ 1,200 (tax)


(original Japanese;
プリンセスface透明肌 プレストパウダー



Here's a link to the product on the official web shop [here] but you can buy it at a few other web shops as well, like ebay and anywhere that sells Diamond Beauty.

So, let's get on with the review.


The product comes in a really simple black box. The decorations make it cute but otherwise, it's really simply packaging.
The product comes in a really simple yet small container. There's a sweet little fairy - the Diamond Beauty mascot embossed on the lid with a little pink diamonte. It's a durable container that you can throw into your make up bag and carry with you everywhere for touch ups on the go.

(Tip: The pink means 'Princess' which is the 'glittery' or illuminating, and the purple means 'Doll', which is the matte kind,)
It comes with a mirror and a puff making it perfect to transport around.
The powder. This powder is available in one colour! I think it's a quite nice though and it suits me. I've used this through Summer and Winter and I think it does adjust accordingly.
This powder is also medium - full coverage. You can really build it up and make it full coverage but only applying it lightly it is medium.

Even though this is 'Princess' or illuminating type, it's not overly glittery, the glitters are fine and colourless so your face simply glows and looks radiant.
The back, the pink writing matches the pink diamante and pink box.


The product is 9 grams in weight.


 This retails for ¥1,200, but it's normally marked up a bit at all Japanese cosmetics are online.

What I think;  

I really love this powder! I think it's one of my absolute favorites. I love that it's a build able powder so you can use it lightly for everyday or build it up for a longer day. The compact design makes it suitable to carry with you everyday or simply use in the morning (or whenever you apply your makeup,).
I really wish that this was easier to obtain (there's not many sellers on ebay,) because I really like it!

Let me know, what face powders do you like - do you like matte or illuminating types?

Thanks for reading~
Berri Doll.


Wednesday, February 11, 2015

[Review] Bandai Sailor Moon 20th Anniversary Prism Power Dome Gashapon Set (Set of 6)

Hi! Hi!

So many new Sailor Moon Collectables... so little time.

My latest items I've collected are these adorable mini 'Domes' or snow globes. These are prizes found in Capsules but you can actually purchase sets of them online at various locations - I've bought mine from here and I would completely recommend them if you're looking for a place to purchase these from.

The 6 'domes' correspond to the different inner senshi, Sailor Moon and Chibiusa!

The stock images for the snow globes. They look exactly as pictured minus the stars.

 The little domes all come individually packaged like so. The plastic keeps to two parts separate
 This is the Sailor Moon one. This one is the biggest dome but it's the smallest container for the water. It also has pink love hearts in the globe bit.
 The Chibiusa one! Chibiusa also has love hearts in it.
 Sailor Venus, all the inner senshi domes are the same minus the colours.
 They all feature cute little gold stars in them.

 Once they come out of the packet, you can fill them up with water and then assemble them.

 The little stopper/plug.
  It comes off easily. One tip for filling these is make sure you hold these on an angle otherwise they won't fill correctly. I found the senshi to be easy to fill but the Chibiusa and the Sailor Moon are quite hard to fill.
Together while it's empty. It's really easy to assemble these trinkets as well! Just twist the top on and in place and it's done. So easy!
 The little instrustion booklets. I got 6 for 6 domes but tbh it seems unnecessary to send six :/. Could have just sent the one.
 All the domes are pictured and the instructions are on the side as well.
 The Sailor Moon Dome all filled up! These Domes are surprisingly detailed. I half expected them to look different to the stock pictures and have less details and arrive feeling flimsy and cheap but these aren't at all. They feel quite nice and not cheap at all. I have no idea what these would retail for in the capsules but they feel nice.
 All six. They look so cute together.

That's all for this post! Have you guys gotten any new Sailor Moon Merch recently? Or have you been eying off anything?

Thanks for reading!
Berri Doll

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