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Name: miwitch
Based in Singapore All product reviews are based on my own experience.
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Hair: Black - Thin straight limpy - oily scalp - dry hair ends - bleached & dyed
Face: Combi skin - oily T-zone - medium asian skintone - dull - visible pores on cheeks & nose
Eyes: Very sensitive - droopy - hooded - double eyelids - mild-oily lids - dark circles - thin straight lashes - Contact Lens & Specs wearer
Lips: Pigmented - dry
Hands: Normal-dry skin - dry nails & cuticles - thin soft translucent nails
Body: Normal-dry skin - medium asian skintone
Statistics: 175cm, thin, underweight

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Aug 3, 2012 6:07AM -

miwitch's Japan Tokyo Trip 2012 ~ Cosmetic, fashion loots & food

Continuation from my previous post HERE.....
Its my last 2 days in Tokyo and I roamed around alone to find what I had been searching for...... Cosmetics!! ^^ and some clothes and maybe some hosiery if I can find..
At Ueno Station, I saw a cosplayer, UH I mean MONK. Seriously, a REAL monk? That I'm not sure... I actually instagrammed this pic on the spot and people were all curious who he is. lolx~

And on to my MEGA Tokyo Haul!~

CANMAKE Perfect Serum BB Cream 840円 ~S$14 (Helping someone to CP)
Integrate Be happy with the power of Mineral BB Cream 525円 ~S$8.75
Intergrate Be happy with the power of Mineral Mist Spray 840円 ~S$14
Kanebo ALLIE Daily UV Protector SPF 34 PA+++ 2352円 ~S$39.20 : Pretty ex sunblock, but ALLIE is currently top No.1 in Cosme 2012! Their top no.1 is their UV Moisture Gel. but after swatching around, I decide to get this instead of the one that many prefered. After walking out of the store, I kinda regetted not getting UV Moisture Gel (<_<")
Majolica Majorca Eyebrow Mascara BR333 997円 ~S$16.60
DHC Lip Cream 499円 ~S$8.30 (Posted before): DHC in Japan is almost 1/2 price of SG's!!! But I duno wat to buy from DHC, only got their lip cream cos its quite cheap.. =p
Dolly Wink Eyebrow Mascara in #1 Milk Tea 1050円 ~S$17.50 (Helping Ahru to CP^^)

>>> FOLLOW ME @ MY NEW BLOG TO READ MORE OF MY COSMETIC & FASHION LOOT~ <<<

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Nov 6, 2010 8:12AM -

Liese's 100 Bloggers Challenge - Short Side Swept ~ Side Parting Butler-Like Hair Style

Hey Ladies, do you know how to pronounce the word "Liese"?

Make a guess????

Well, its pronounced as "Lee-Zay"!!! Did you got it right???
If you did, congrats! But sorry, no prizes for you... =p~

Awhile back, LiJuan from The Sample Store emailed me to take part in the Liese's 100 Bloggers Challenge. We were given a chance to pick 1 hair treatment and 1 hair styling product.

And so the parcel came, I was so excited that I really wanted to PLY open the box with bare fingers and TEAR all the bubblewrap off from the products. Then stand tall, raising up the products in my hands and do the "TA-DA" pose!!!

I know, i know, its silly doing that, but I waited so long for a parcel and when I finally got hold of it ,adrenaline rushed through me which made me sooooooo wanting to do that! (TA-DA!) XD~

My Chosen Product No. 1 (Hair Treatment): Liese Juicy Shower Moisturising Hair Mist
I chose Juicy Shower because I have oily scalp, though its not as oily as than before but still, I will get itchiness when oily serums gets into my scalp pores.. 2nd reason because it is spray on kind which I love, it can save alot of content! 3rd, the content is alot! Last,...This is the only one that has refill.....♥ hhheex~ =p~

How to open and use Juicy Shower Hair Mist??

And now for the Before & After Pic...
Laugh Laugh Laugh... yes... I got Anime face! hahax..
Step 1: Lift hair up and spray from a distance to the hair ends
Step 2: Spray all over again around the hair ends, try to avoid spraying on roots or scalp
Step 3: Use hands to ruffle up the hair and blow dry from bottom to upwards direction
Step 4: Use hands to style the hair you want and ruffle up the top and back area so to make the hair look alittle more volume
Review:
Well, the above pics where taken just before I went to work.. My hair was flattened during my sleep and the hair strands kinda look like its sticking to each other and so, I decided to try out the Liese Juicy Shower hair mist. See the after effect? Hair strands seems to be seperated nicely from each other. When I run through my hair with fingers, the hair felt light-weight and smooth, but not sticky kind of smooth. ///^__^/// ♡

Liese Juicy Shower Moisturising Hair Mist

Moisturising Hair Mist that is light weight, water based with sweet raspberry scent.
Can act as a styling base and quench hair dryness.

Price: SGD$14.90 (trigger Pack) - SGD$16.90 (Refill)

Where to buy: Watsons, Guardian, Major supermarkets and hypermarkets

 

My Chosen Product No. 2 (Hair Styling Wax): Liese Clear Cube Wax Hard 06

Clear Cube Wax Texture


Before & After Pic of using Clear Cube Wax - Rock the Look! Short Side Swept Hair Style

Similar to Kim Hyung Joong Side Swept Hair Style?? =p~
See how the side swept hairstyle defines each strand of 'wave'. My light brown hair were seperated from the black base and makes my hair looks more 3D.
Step 1: Take a little amount of wax (as shown in the pic), spread it over all your 10 fingers. Remember to apply wax little by little everytime
Step 2: Grab a chunk of hair, squeeze and push the ends up towards your head (Remember not to apply wax to roots)
Step 3: Grab small chunks of hair with fingers and work like above, you will get small waves. Big chunks of hair will create big waves.
Step 4: After applying wax, use fingers to scrunch the top part near the roots, rub lightly between your fingers to ruffle them up
Step 5: Carefully shape your hairstyle using your fingers
And you're done!
Step 6: You can now spray tons of hair spray to fix this hairstyle!

 

Rock the Look! Short Wave Hair Style .....to..... Short Side Parting Butler-Like Hair Style
More like... Takeshi's old hairstyle.. eh?
Although I did this style by editing from another style, but I'll still list the step by step on how to acheive this style from beginning. (Like as if anyone would want to do this hairstyle??? =_=")
Step 1:
Take a little amount of wax (as shown in the pic), spread it over all your 10 fingers. Remember to apply wax little by little everytime
Step 2: Grab a chunk of hair, squeeze and push the ends up towards your head (Remember not to apply wax to roots)
Step 3: After applying wax, comb your hair backwards with fingers (don't scratch your scalp with your fingernails!)
Step 4: To make the back spike up, take a little wax spread it around both palms and press the bottom back hair so that the hairends are being pressed inbetween both palms.
Step 5: Still holding the palms against each other, bring your hair upwards and let go. Your hairends should be spiking in an upwards direction.
Step 6: Some hair might get messy while spiking, use your fingers to gently comb the messy part backwards and redo the spiking technique
Step 7: Carefully shape your side parting fringe using your fingers
And you're done!
Step 8: You can now spray tons of hair spray to fix this hairstyle!

Review:
For the 1st Side Swept hairstyle, I used quite alot of wax. For 2nd Bulter hairstyle, I use none.
And above shows how much I had used for the side swept hairstyle, and I must say that this amount for my very short hair is too much! I kind of over-use it probably cos I had too much fun styling my hair.. ^.^""
Half of the amount from above should be more than enough to style a short hair like mine.
Finally, I find that this wax is rather on the oily side. We are talking about girls using Liese, and being girls, they are usually neck length hair or longer. My hair is too short, if I use too little wax, my hair looks like there isn't any style to it.
Use too much, my hair looks rather oily, and due to the weight, the style will collapse in an hour. So I had to grow longer hair to be able to use the wax and won't feel the oiliness and weight.
On side note, it also gives a wet look to the style. I will not expect my hair to look totally matte if I use this wax unless I applied very very minimum.

Liese Clear Cube Wax Hard 06

Number indicates strongest hair setting power. 06 being the strongest.
Spread pearl size to palm then fingers to style. Provides excellent hold in humid weather!

Price: SGD$6.90 (29g) - SGD$12.90 (65g)

Where to buy: Watsons, Guardian, Major supermarkets and hypermarkets

Liese's Full range products

My own Liese products would like to show their face on this post too~ ♡♡
Liese Styling wter for hair-tong/iron (Very useful!) & Liese Designing Jelly III (used while I had long yellow hair back then)

CONTEST TIME!!!
Top 20 bloggers with the most no. of “likes” will be chosen
10 voters will also be selected randomly and be awarded 1 Liese product
Voting period: 6 Nov – 14 Nov 2010

So clicky here to vote for me~ =D You'll have a chance to win a Liese product too!

 

Till then! Cheers! (●♡●)

Product names written and coloured in turquoise were given by its company to me for trial.

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Aug 21, 2010 3:55AM -

miwitch's method: Hair Styling Tutorial Part 2 (Long hair version)

YES, This post was so long ago! I had to name it 'Long hair version' because I have short hair now... and I had been delaying to post this tutorial.. Too busy and lazy =p

So here is ....

Part 2, a continuation of : miwitch's method: Hair Styling Tutorial Part 1 (Long hair version)

This time, I'm doing a tutorial base on the styles that I often do while I dressup. Apologies for the messy hair as I curled my hair during the Part 1 post.. I took all these pictures within the same night, hence you'll be seeing the familiar tired face. Hhaax~

Don't worry if yours doesn't look exactly like mine as the outcome will always vary~ (Actually, everytime I do my hair, it always come out different even I use the same technique... ^___^"")
Sample of my hairdo on my dress-up days:


And the tutorial...

Sample of my hairdo on my dress-up days:


And the tutorial...

There are many other hairstyles that I did for myself and for others with just 1 curling tong! (一TONG打天下!) Muahhahax~

Following 2 hairstyles, I use the same curling iron to do them.
Difference is that for the 1st picture, I section my hair to 4 or 6 (it can be up to 8 sections), by splitting into up & down rows, then each row split to left, right sections. You can have as many rows as you want.
The more rows, your hair will look neater like in the 1st pic. And to achieve a Hime (Princess) style, you need to curl your hair inwards.

For 2nd pic, I only split my hair to left and right sections (including fringe). I curl my hair both inwards and outwards to make it look rather messy. (It is the effect that I wanted) Using a little wax, I spread it on both hands and grab on the hair ends, slowly rubbing it upwards to near the hair roots (Near, Not ON!)
This will make the hair look spread out, volumnized. Alot, alot of hair spray was used to fix the hairstyle so it won't flatten within that half a day of photo shooting under hot sun.
Note: For 1st pic, I didn't use pre-spray for curls but 2nd pic I did. ^_^ I feel that pre-spray is a protection for your hair, preventing it damaged from over curling and also provides a long lasting curl.

I did all of the girls' hair (except.. I think the 4th from left, as she's using hair extensions) and applied my own styling method to their hairdo. Black hair are so hard to style without a good styling agent. (Like precurl spray or wax...)
At that moment I only have 1 curling iron & 1 hair spray and many bobby pins....

Just to say, I still have long hair in this pic. I use the twist-bun method to make the bun hide underneath my hair. The twist-bun is being bobby pinned at base of my head near the neck area, hence the bottom part will look a little bob.

For this 2 cute long curls, I split my hair into 5 sections (Up, down rows split into left & right sections each row. 1 more row is at the top of my head). Curl the bottom 4 sections inwards and place the curls together as shown, so you get the 2 long curls. Remaining top row, split it to left and right and curl them outwards.

Then pin each side to the sides of head or can be back of the head with nice mini clips. This way, the hair ends extending outwards ontop of my head will make the top part look fluffy and it will appear like I have alot of hair on top as well as below too! (hidden secret!  学老师讲的:有心机哦! =p)

Before I end this tutorial, I would have to say that I do not always have nice hair-dos. Sometimes it just sucks but I still have to go out with it because I didn't have time to make it nicer. Sometimes, it just turns out perfectly nice! ^o^
It all depends on the method you use, you need to practice practice practice just like you would doing your makeup. :) Lazy isn't making you go anywhere! (Pff. I'm basically saying myself. =_=)
And one hair-do sometimes takes 2 days to be completed. (Eg. Previous night, you curl you hair and put on curlers to sleep. Next day, recurl again and style)

Final conclusion: short hair is the simplest to style. Hhahax! XD~
I may in future do some short hair tutorials (since I have super short hair now, it will surely take sometime for it to grow back to the length I always had)

Till then! Cheers! (●♡●)

Product names written and coloured in turquoise were given by its company to me for trial.

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Jul 2, 2010 4:08AM -

miwitch's method: Hair Styling Tutorial Part 1

As promised to some of you girls, here is my own method of hair styling... For the start, I will not teach how to make the hairstyles that I'd done before, but I will in Part 2.. ^_^" (As I think the introduction might be too long, so its better to split them up to 2 post)

Note: You probably be using a different product from what I'm using hence the result might be differ. Its always best to trial and error to come out with all kinds of hair styles, and in a long run, you will be able to learn different techniques to achieve the looks you want.
As for me, I didn't go for any hair styling class, but I always like to play with my hair, sometimes ending up with a funny look (^_^") But the mistakes enables me to learn more.

Before I begin, I like to say that the pictures were taken after midnight. So don't mind my sleepy look (+ my droopy eyeslids...) =_=" .And my hair's kinda start to turn oily so end result is not really up to my expectation.

Ok, here's the introduction to my hairstyling products:
- Bobby pins & U pins from Daiso: They are cheap and very good, comes in different colours to match your hair colour. So they can camouflage themselves, good when you tend to use too many of them to fix your hair.
- Rubberbands from Daiso: Lovely transparent and coloured bands for different hair colours (usually in browns). They are elastic and very durable. I can use 1 band for several times over 2-3 months and they still didn't break.
- Plastic Curlers/Rollers (with metallic wraps within) from Sasa: This is good for curling fringe/bangs and to make your hair look fluffy/voluminous. It can also be used to maintain your curls while you doing your makeup etc..
- Combs: I have few combs that I like to use like the full round combs (sorry I do not know the actual names!), half round wide combs (the one I'm holding) and normal straight ones with long pointed handle (used for separating the hair to sections)
- Ribbons & Hair Ties: Funky, sweet, elegant.. Get more of these for the different styles you wish to achieve
- Stylish Hairclips: Easy to use and holds up your hair well with just 1 clip! I always prefer one that has good holding power but yet not hard to press on. Some of the clips is so hard to press open, the clip ends up flying off my hand even before it opens!
- Hair dryer (Philips) & Hair electric curler/tongs(Watsons): I had these with me for years and they work so well till today! You can get cheap electric products from Little India's Mustafa Centre. My curler is Watsons brand, bought it at cheaper than $20 during sales. Its good to use but its diameter is smaller, hence the curls will not appear to be big and wavy. If you wish to have bigger curls, get one with diameter bigger than 25mm.
- Styling water (liese) & Styling Hair Spray (Rico): Styling water can help to maintain your curls a little longer and moisturize your hair at same time. Hair spray can be used before or after curl/styling. I use Rico hair spray because it is cheap $5+/bottle, good, and big! ^.^" I've used this on real hair and wigs, and the hair really stays in shape for whole day, provided that I sprayed alot as well. Its non-sticky, not oily, will not leave any white residue.

How do I curl my bangs?
2 methods, 1 is using plastic rollers and another is using electric curler. But I prefer rollers, as curlers tend to over-curled my bangs.
1. Wrap your bangs over the roller, starting from the hair ends.
2. Roll the roller inwards and stop it at the top of your forehead, then press the hair to the roller making sure the roller is secured well at that position. Do the same to the sides.
3. Now do the same to the back hair as well.
4. Use your hairdryer to softly blow hot air into the inside of the roller. The metallic wraps within will absorb the heat and transfer it to your hair.
5. Do the same to all the rollers. Blow each rollers for 1-2 minutes
6. The result of my bangs. (In fact, my bangs are not very curled because I didn't even plug in my hair-dryer! So think what will happen to my bangs if I had blown my rollers. The result will surely be better than this!)
Note: You can only roll up certain amount of hair in these rollers. If your hair is thick, you need more than just 1 packet of rollers! Split your hair to left-right, up-down sections first before you roll those babies!

How to remove rollers?
If you rolled up a long, long hair, your roller will get stuck at your head and its so hard to remove them, not even if you rotate the rollers the opposite direction where you rolled in.
So this is the method you should do to remove them: (I'm not good in words so I made a gif to show how to remove them)

Using Electric Hair Curlers:

Using Electric Hair Curlers for your back hair:

Hair types concerned:
Sometimes I'm being called the 109 Hot girl (in mandarin: 一零九辣妹 , name originated from Japan) because my hair is so yellow and so fluffy! I like fluffy hair reason is because I'm born with limp, flat, thin and oily black hair. Its so hard for me to achieve a certain hairstyle I wanted because oily hair cannot be styled.
To style, you need normal-dry hair. Dry hair can stay in shape for whole day, wherelse oily hair will turn back to its original shape in no time!

Some of you who has oily hair like mine (be it oily-very oily), don't worry you can be saved!
You need to use good oil control hair shampoos and STOP using any conditioner or hair serums! Those will make your hair even more oily!
You may wish to dye or bleach your hair (like I do), because dry hair will suck up all your natural sebum produced from your scalp. So when you have dyed hair, you will find that your hair is already naturally moisturized by your scalp and it won't feel dry like other people would. So all you need is to put a little serum or conditioner to the hair ends to prevent split ends, just VERY LITTLE!

Those who have normal hair (not oily, not dry or just VERY little oily/dry), lucky you! But I realize 1 problem for this kind of hair is that they get very stubborn when it comes to hair styling. Even if I use the highest temperature to curl the hair, the hair will return to straight hair within few seconds!
Many hair pins and alot, alot of hair sprays will be needed to shape up the hair. But after an hour or two, the hair will still return back to its original shape!
I can vomit blood when I face this kind of hair. -,_,- It might be different for you girls who have normal hair but I've experienced a few of my friends' hair being so stubborn that I totally gave up on styling their hair! I recommend them to WEAR WIGS.

For dry hair types, I know your worries. Some comes in normal dry hair, and some comes in very fluffy, voluminous dry hair. All I can suggest is to moisturize, moisturize, moisturize! For people who are born with very frizzy dry hair, use hair treatments to condition your hair because its more nutritious than conditioners, but still use conditioners everyday and treatments about 1-2 times a week to make your hair smoother and straight. After coming out of shower, use hair serum to moisturize your hair. Do not think that if you have used conditioner, you can skip the serum. Because when water evaporates from your hair, your hair gets even more drier!
Keep the routine of putting on hair serums every time after bath, in a long run your hair will become smooth and silky! Best to put the hair serum on when your hair's about to dry, this way I find that it will lock up the water inside your hair protecting it from drying out.
I've heard from some friends who went for rebonding or soft rebonds saying that the result is very good, especially for frizzy dry hair types. I've seen the results, yes its really nice. But don't think that once you rebond your hair, you can just leave it as it is, skipping your haircare routine.
You will still need to maintain it by doing what I've mentioned above. I personally think that the chemicals that salons use on your hair will damage your hair structure. Although for the time being you will feel your hair is silky and soft, but once your new hair grows out and after few months the chemical lost its efficiency and lastly your hair structure is already spoilt by the chemicals. By then you will suffer from an ultimate DRY HAIR....-DO!

Ok, I shall end with a few preview pics of my past hair-styles... ^_^ More to come on my Hair Styling Tutorial Part 2!



Everything mentioned above are based on my own experience, I am not a professional! You can comment your thoughts here if you think that you have a better suggestion towards haircare/ hairstyling. I welcome all comments and opinions! ^___^

Till then! Cheers! (●♡●)

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