Sunday, December 28, 2014

Beauty: Real Techniques' Starter Set; REVIEW!

Hello lovelies! Today, I will be reviewing the oh-so-loved Real Techniques starter set. I have mentioned Real Techniques in one of my previous posts and if you’re interested for more affordable brush sets like so, you may check my brushes for beginners here.

For a price ranging from $16-20, you can get yourself one of the best brushes that ever debuted in the makeup industry. I bought mine from iHerb.com and they sell it dirt cheap and with a special discount! I got two sets: the core collection and the starter set which I both got for less than $30! Crazy, right?



A beginner? On a budget? Can’t seem to find the brush set that works? I have good news for you: Real Techniques. But which set? Definitely the starter set!

Monday, October 20, 2014

All Kpop: UNIQ Debuted!

Hello everyone! Today, I will be writing about a newly-debuted KPOP boy-group that I have been eyeing since the week they first boomed on social media sites (it is all thanks to Eka).

A brief introduction to the group: They are all so damn gorgeous. I don't know everything about them but as far as I know I can say that they trained under YG for a couple of years but they are actually under the management of Yue Hua which is somewhat affiliated with Pledis. I know, it confused me, too. I will clear things up on another post once I go sasaeng mode (not literally).

The teasers were first uploaded on September 17, 20, 23, 24 and 26 on UNIQ's Youtube channel (uniqyeah) and 5 of the main teasers were re-uploaded on LoenEnt (loenent) on October 6.

Comment/s: I heard that he is friends with Winner's Jinwoo (one of my baes) and that he was suppose to debut as a Winner member but some things happened (?) and that's as far as I can tell. He is a good singer, too! And he doesn't look like your typical Korean idol. Sung Joo, I wish you ditched those slippers.

Monday, October 13, 2014

Beauty: Victoria's Secret's Sun Kissed Gift Set; REVIEW!

Hello everyone! How are you all? Today I will be reviewing yet another Victoria's Secret goody. I know I said I'd stop reviewing this kind of products but I will make this the very last; Not unless someone requests it.

Here I have Victoria's Secret Sun Kissed gift set. Again, this was given to me as a birthday gift by either tita Vicky/Sora. Thank you po! If you want to know more about the products/set please keep reading.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

All Kpop: Happy 23rd Birthday Zhang Yixing!

Dear Lay,

  You just turned 23 today and to be honest, this is your first birthday I am celebrating as your fan. Though I haven't been a fan long enough to be considered one, I can say that I have loved you no less than a real fan had. I have a lot of things to say and I hope you take the time to listen [read]ㅡIf you ever come across this post.

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Beauty: Victoria's Secret's Body Lotion + Eau De Parfum Rollerball PINKGift Set; REVIEW!

Hi lovelies! I am back for another entry and today I am going to review 2 Victoria's Secret goodies! But of course, I will leave the other one for a separate post just so this won't get picture-heavy.

I honestly don't know what this gift set's name is so the item name you see on the title bar above is completely made up by moi. First off, I didn't buy this rather I received this as a gift so if tita Vicky/Sora is/are reading this, thank you po!

The items came in a gorgeous box like so. I mean, it is metallic and it reflects light so the rainbow effects you see is because of that. The gift set contains 2 things: a body lotion and a eau de parfum rollerball. 

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

All Kpop: My KPOP Summer Playlist (2014)

Hello everybody! If you all don't mind, I'm going to share my KPOP summer playlist for the year 2014! I mean, it's already fall in the US and I thought the best way to end summer is to dwell on it. And what better way to dwell on summer than to post summer songs? I know, bad logic.


1. Solo Day by B1A4


Monday, September 29, 2014

Beauty: Benefit's Some Kind-a Gorgeous Foundation Faker; REVIEW!

Hello my lovely readers! How have you all been? Today I am going to review another beauty item for you. We stopped by at Ulta while my boyfriend and I were wandering around the mall and this cute beauty candy here caught my eye. I am not gonna lie, I was a little intimidated because $30 for a compact cream foundation screamed "rip-off!". But I gave in. I mean, come on! How can you resist this packaging?

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Travels: Boating at Bald Eagle

Last week, we went boating at Bald Eagle lake and it was very nice! I took random pictures and it all turned out pretty good. I was taking pictures most of the time and when I wasn't, I was reading a Harry Potter book. Nothing much happened so there's basically nothing to write about. We just chilled while the day quickly passed by.

Monday, September 15, 2014

All Kpop: B1A4 Solo Day Album Version A; UNBOXING!

Hello everybody! How are you all? Today I am going to unbox another KPOP album, isn't that great? It's been a while since I updated my ALL KPOP tag and it's about time!

We bought this at Soompi for $17.99 (shipping fee not included) with my B1A4 Let's Fly album ($13.99). What I like about Soompi is they offer free shipping for purchases $38 above. Not only that, but they also ship fast! We bought my EXO XOXO albums on Soompi and we received it in just 2 weeks! This time, we received the package in less than 3 weeks! It's just a bummer that they don't have great deals like album+poster+freebies.

Beauty: Mehron's Paradise Makeup AQ; REVIEW!

Hi guys! I wasn't sure where to tag this post at first but I figured since this is also considered makeup I should tag this to "beauty". Today I will be reviewing Mehron's Paradise Makeup AQ face and body paint in white. Why did I buy this? Well, dear reader, I will be attending a comic convention this September 27 and I will be cosplaying a female version of the JOKER. Yes, yes, that is why I bought this; I needed a white face paint for my Joker makeup! I had a hard time finding reviews about this product so I thought, hey, I am going to make a review of this because this is an awesome buy!

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Beauty: Victoria's Secret Travel Brush Set; REVIEW!

   Hello lovelies! Today, I will be reviewing Victoria's Secret's Travel Brush Set. I bought this at Victoria's Secret for $30 and at first I thought it was so damn expensive for a set of brushes which are not even full-size to begin with but after testing the brushes, I guess I can say they're good enough!

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Thoughts: Expressions

   Expression is a vital aspect of life often overlooked that it became something unmindful; like breathing. We express ourselves through art, literature, music, cuisine, pottery and what not, that we become living portraits on canvases, letters on pages, music on staves, spices on soup and flower pots. We become what we express and that is the purpose of expression after all. We breathe life into something until it comes to life. We never cease to create who we are and we will keep on doing so until we become the masterpieces we strive to be.

czarina x

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Beauty: Urban Decay's Naked Palette; REVIEW!

Hello lovelies! How are you all? So today I will be reviewing yet another Urban Decay goody: the Naked Palette! I know I am ages late but I will still write about this regardless because I have been dying to get my hands on this.

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Beauty: Urban Decay's 24/7 Concealer Pencil; REVIEW!

   Hello lovelies! Today I will be reviewing Urban Decay's 24/7 Concealer Pencil! Let's get started!

   I bought this from Ulta for $20. For me I think that's an okay price for a concealer pencil, needless to say this is an Urban Decay concealer. I really love the box it came in with! Here are pictures for more information (claims, ingredients, manufacturing details, etc).

Saturday, August 9, 2014

All Kpop: EXO Overdose Albums Versions K and M; UNBOXING!

   Hi lovelies! I am extra excited to write this entry because this is going to be another kpop unboxing post! It's been months since I last unboxed something kpop-related but guess what? I have a lot of kpop stuff on my queue so they are coming!

Friday, August 8, 2014

Beauty: ECOTOOLS' Flat Foundation Brush; REVIEW!

   Hi blogbear! It has been a while since I last updated with a post. I have been very busy for the last 3 months but now I am back with lots to share! I will bulk post, oh yes, so stay tuned!

   Today I will be writing about Ecotools' Flat Foundation brush! I have eyed Ecotools' brushes for months now and I have been dying to buy one ever since. I have heard great reviews from people who bought these brushes and now I get to see and test it for myself!

Sunday, May 4, 2014

Beauty: Premier Eye Cream by Dead Sea Premier; REVIEW!

   Annyeong, blogbear! Phew, it's been a while, eh? I know I have been inactive and irresponsible but I promise I'll try to blog more often!

   Today I will be reviewing a VERY expensive productㅡit's quite ironic though because my last item review was about cheap cosmetics. The product I will be reviewing is: Premier Eye Cream by Dead Sea Premier!

Here's the box:

Friday, April 11, 2014

Beauty: Kohl's Spa Holiday Set and Simple Pleasures' MarshmallowFluffHand Cream; Cheap Haul REVIEW!

Hello e-bear-ybody (whut?)! Today I am going to write about the cheap items I bought days ago. I like cheap stuff, I mean, who doesn't? Right? So let's get started!

   Here are the items I bought: Kohl's Spa Holiday set and Simple Pleasures Marshmallow Fluff hand cream!

Beauty: Monistat Chafing Relief Powder-Gel For A Face Primer; REVIEW!

Annyeong, blogbear! Today I will be reviewing yet another cheap item! I know I am years late, again, but hey? I got nothing to lose!

   After reading and watching reviews, I leaned back and told myself: I need to get my hands on that Monistat Chafing Relief Powder-Gel! And so I did. Like I said on my Maybelline primer review, I am one of those girls who used Monistat as a face primer. C'mon! It's a an awesome dupe, how can I not, ryt?

NOTE: This is NOT the Monistat FOR YEAST INFECTION! Oh good lawd, please don't use that on your face! This is just the chafing relief gel, hmkay? This is how it looks:

Monday, March 31, 2014

Beauty: Makeup Brushes For Beginners!

   Hello my beautiful bear! I am back for another entry and today we will have a little chit-chat about makeup brushes. 

   No matter how expensive your makeup is, the secret to a clean cut eye makeup, well-contoured cheekbones, and sharply defined eyeliner is the tools you use. Brushes are essential and you should always consider using them on your daily makeup routine!

   I know that makeup brushes can be a little hot in the pocket however they are worth the buy! Remember that you should thoroughly research the brushes you are going to invest in. Here I have suggestions for makeup rookies and/or for those who are in budget. 

Friday, March 28, 2014

Ramblings: CZARINABEAR'S My Perfect Imperfections Tag

   Annyeong blogbear! I hope you don't mind reading my personal entries but I tag you to do this one as well. I know I am 4 years late but it's better late than later! Today I will be reviving AndreaChoice's tag which is the "My Perfect Imperfections" tagㅡinstead of making a video and posting it on YouTube, I decided to just type it down because that works, too, right?

   Here's how it works: you jot down 3 things you dislike about yourself then cancel them out with 3 things you like about yourself. The goals of this tag are to help people accept their flaws and make them realize that everyone has insecurities. By the end of doing this tag, you should be able to feel good about yourself because you opened up and admitted that you are not perfect; the only way to kill these insecurities is to accept them. 

"Perfection is an illusion that blurs the beauty of mistakes." A little quote from me to you. :-)

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Closet: Simple But Bold

Annyeong, blogbear! I am going to blog about an outfit today, I hope you'll like it!

Everyone knows white goes well with almost everything! You can survive the fashion crisis with just a few little tidy whities and a closet full of colors. For me, I took advantage of pairing my white long sleeve shirt with my all time favorite skirt! Overly-designed, I know. But that skirt has worked miracles for me! Hehe.



Too simple? Too boring? Hello, you're suppose to match your outfit with college. Just kidding! So to add a little spice, I grab my magenta cardigan and I'm good to go!

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Beauty: Maybelline's Baby Skin Instant Pore Eraser; REVIEW!

   Hi, lovely! I am back for another item review! I'll try to keep this short and straight to the point; I said I'll "try".

   Today I'll be reviewing Maybelline's Baby Skin Instant Pore Eraser. I've read reviews about this product before and I've been dying to try one myself. Let's see if this is parallel to what everyone says about it. The product rests on a cardboard insert and is sealed into place by a hard plastic cover. It claims that you'll "get poreless smooth-looking skin" after use.

Sunday, March 9, 2014

K-cosmetics: Lovely ME:EX Mini Pet Perfume Hand Cream #3 White Floral; REVIEW!

   Annyeong, blogbear! How was your day? I hope you are well! I am back for another item review!

   So, last Wednesday (March 5th, 2014), two small packages were delivered to my doorstep. Here are my packages:

Friday, February 28, 2014

Beauty: Victoria's Secret Surfer Pink Color Kit; REVIEW!

   Annyeong, blogbear! How have you been? I hope you are doing well~ Anyway, it is I, czarinabear, and I came for another item review! It's been a while - as if a week ago is "a while" - since I last reviewed an item. My blog was under construction (lmao) but now it's all done! I am back in business!

   I will be reviewing Victoria's Secret's Surfer Pink Color Kit, which was given to me as a gift on my birthday. TMI. Here's the kit:


SURFER PINK COLOR KIT

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

All Kpop: EXO Posters; UNBOXING!

   Annyeong, blogbear! As promised, I am going to make another entry. Wow! 2 entries in one day! Czarina, this is too much!
   
   This was actually a Christmas present my boyfriend got for me. We purchased this from another KPOP EBay seller, sale_train for $20, I think? The package wasn't delayed. It came here 3 weeks after it was shipped, which was on February 3rd. 

Rambling: Watermark!

   Hello there, blogbear! It's me again! It's 12:36 AM ryt now and guess what? I am still up. I just finished reviewing English and I am happy to say the lessons were easy. Yehet! I just hope it flows like that 'til the end!

   Okay, so to the main point I go. Everybody knows I am new here, ryt? I'll tell you something you don't know: though I am new, I already have my own WATERMARK! How awesome is that? Now, I can rest assure that my photos won't get re-uploaded. Here I present to you my watermark!



   I hope you guys like it as much as I do. That's pretty much it. Sorry for wasting your time. I just wanted to share this news with you, blogbear! Oh, btw! I am going to make another post and it's going to be an item review(?). Well, more like an unboxing entry. Spoiler: it has something to do with KPOP. I'll be blogging 'til 1:30 AM so stay tuned! A happy bear is a lucky bear! ♥

Credits and Disclaimers: I got the bear doodle from VECTOR STOCK and my boyfriend just cropped and retracted it on Photoshop. Perks of dating a cyber geek /giggles/.


                                                                                                                      

02/18/14

All Kpop: BigBang Light Stick Version 3; REVIEW!

   Hello! It's me again, your bear cub. Y'all know I am just new, ryt? And tbh, I really can't sleep because of all this "blogger fever" (don't worry it's just something totally made-up). So, I figure I'd utilize this hype into something productive (or at least into something else lol). I, czarinabear of the blogging woods, will be making - drum roll, please! *insert drum roll here* - an item review! Can you believe it, guys? My first KPOP item review! YEHET~
  
   Okay, so y'all know BigBang, ryt? I mean, who doesn't? Eh? Eh? Anyone? Let me sing you the song of my VIP people: "Wow, Fantastic Baby!", "I, need, you! Baby, I'm not a monster!", "I hate this love song, I hate this love song. (x1000000)"

   Back to the item review, sorry, I am a bear with a short attention span. This item is like love at first sight. It's so... appealing and it just screams "buy me!" all over. So, being the gullible bear that I am, I bought it. Well, actually, my mom got it for me as a Christmas present. Before I start reviewing this item I just want to share a little story behind my BigBang light stick. (skip the next paragraph for the item review)

   We bought this light stick on EBay and believe me, this item was very hard to find because this was released on 2012 so it's kind of sold out now (almost). Not so long ago (Umpber, 2013) there were news that the Big Bang Light Stick Version 4 was going to be released around December that year. Of course, being the typical skeptic that I am, I did not entertain those news. So back to when we were buying the item. We bought this from koreapopfan, an EBay seller, on Christmas 2013 for idk $30+ (inclusive of shipping fee). And the day after that, which was December 26... the version 4 was released. Unfortunately, we can't cancel the order anymore because not only is it rude, but it's also very rude. And I don't think EBay allows cancellation of orders lol.

   I don't regret buying this. Because you know, I can always buy the version 4 since it's still available in shops UNLIKE the version 3, which is almost gone. So yeah, I advice you to buy the version 3 first because there's only like a few stock left, then save the version 4 for later.
   
   Hello? Are you still breathing? I think I just bored you to death *pokes you with a stick*. AHHH! It moved! Okay joke's over. Here's a picture of my light stick before I bore you to death some more.



WHATEVER YOU DO, DON'T REUPLOAD MY PHOTOS. I AM A VERY DANGEROUS BEAR. I WILL MAUL YOU TO DEATH. JK, saranghae~

Monday, February 24, 2014

Rambling: Czarina The Bear Cub

   Hello blog world! I am czarinabear and I am your blogger cub. I am new here and am still familiarizing myself with everything-from the buttons and its functions to the blogging environment (not only am I new to this blogging site, but I am new to the blogging world as well-like I said, I am a bear cub!). It's already 1:13 AM here and I am still wide awake-mind you, I am studying for my SAT!

What you should expect from this blog:

Well, you see, I am a KPOP fan bear who likes make up, fashion, and cute stuff. So expect the following!

• KPOP item review/unboxing
 Korean cosmetics reviews/unboxings
• Make up entries
• Fashion updates
 Small percent of my personal entries
 Random ramblings because I am a random bear

   I will put all the main categories up in buttons. It'll come. We'll be making a lot of renovations in this blog but for now please bear (pun intended) with my plain ol' blog features. PS, I'll add more categories once we organize everything.

   I guess that's it for a quick overview of this blog. I will be introducing myself formally in another post. I hope we become good friends. I don't bite, even if I am a bear. I'll be reviewing some more. Wish me luck! A happy bear is a lucky bear! ♥




                                                                                                                      

02/15/14