Thursday, February 21, 2013

VOV Show Case Ball On Cheek and JustFab WanderLust

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Back in October 2012, my dad brought back the products I hauled online from Korea. This is my second haul.
I ordered one product from VOV.
Product Review: VOV Show Case Ball On Cheek in #1 Bebe Pink

Where to purchase: Korea, gmarket.co.kr, and vovcosmetics.co.kr
Price: around $5 for 12 g

Made in Korea

Ingredients:
Thoughts: When I saw this online while shopping, I knew I had to get it. I've been wanting to try products with balls. That sounded weird but it's meant in a good way. :P

Let's start with the packaging... I actually find the packaging cute! It's a pink with blue stripes on the side. The container is sturdy and travel-friendly. The top will not come off unless you turn a bit and pull up. I cannot see it open while traveling.
Here's the bottom of the packaging.
One thing I love about Korean blush products, they all come with a puff with a bow. It's so cute and very useful!

When it comes to the scent, it's floral. It's not noticeable unless you put your nose in the container.
Now for the balls... It comes in a variety of colors. There's light pink, brighter pink, blue, green, and whitish-pink. I'm sure it's suppose to be white but with the different balls, it turned whitish-pink or I could be wrong. :X I love the collection of different colored balls. It's so cute and pretty together.
Here's a swatch of the balls together. It's a light pink with shimmers. Depending on how much you apply the product the shimmer can be not noticeable to noticeable. The first time I applied this on my cheeks I hardly noticed any shimmer. The next time I noticed all the shimmers.
Here's how the blush looks on me. It's very light pink color. It reminds me of the actresses in Korean dramas.

Now for my overall opinion... I actually like the product. It's fun, unique, pretty, cute, and so on but it's not long lasting. I would say it lasts for couple of hours before I notice my bare cheeks. Even though, I know it's not long lasting I still like the product. The reason why I like this product so much is because it shows up on me. For the longest time, I've been trying to find a light pink that shows some color on my skin tone. I'm not tan I'm light in color. I would say MAC foundation NC25, but I could not find any light pink color. It's probably because I have some pink in my cheeks naturally. I also think this is a great highlighter if it doesn't show up on the cheeks or you can use both ways.

Pros:
* Cute packaging.
* Unique product.
* Sturdy.
* Travel-friendly.
* Comes with a puff with a bow.
* Scent isn't strong.
* Different colored balls.
* Medium pigmentation.
* Comes with shimmer; not noticeable at times.
* Shows up on my skin tone.
* Can be used as a blush and highlighter.

Cons:
* Extremely hard to find in stores.
* Not a variety of colors available.
* Floral scent.
* Comes with shimmer; not noticeable at times.
* Not long lasting.

Would repurchase: Maybe.
Rating:  4/5 Tobey's Paws

Check out my first haul from Korea that my dad bought back:


I'm going to end this post with my recent bag that I purchased from JustFab.
This is actually my second purchase from JustFab. I bought After Glow Clutch the first time around. You can read my post on the clutch. I love that clutch so much that I had high hopes for this bag. One of the first thing I do at JustFab is read the reviews. 100% of the members who purchased this bag recommends it. WanderLust is an alright bag. I was a little bit disappointed on the ribbon on the front. They wrapped the bag so well that I was confused how could the ribbon on the front not be smooth. Even to now, I still don't know unless they knew it and wrapped it with paper wraps. :/ I also think the handle and the strap is cheap. It's made out of the cloth. I wish it was made out of the material of the ribbon on the front. Other than that, the bag style is cute.

20 comments:

piedev said...

pretty <3
love the packaging so muchhh >.<
cute..
I always want to try ball blusher.. that looks so fun :D

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miemiemie said...

I find shimmery blushes cute when swatching them but then when I wear them on the cheeks, I'm not too happy. One time I wore this elf bronzer thing, its not the matte one. Its the shimmery one with 4 colors in it, when you swatch it the shimmers look fine....but when I wore it out in the sun, the hubby was like..did you put some glitter on today? Your cheeks look like they have glitters. I looked in the mirror and yeah he was right. The particles weren't fine, they were so noticeable. Ugh.. So from then on, I avoided shimmery blushes or anything with shimmer. I would however use a separate highlighter and so far the one I'm using doesn't have noticeable glitter in it. hahaha


I don't like seeing blue eyeshadows either! I find it tacky.. I don't know.. Hahaha

Niki Mallikarachchi said...

that blush is so cute! that packaging could really sell it to me if I saw it in stores. That color looks great on you because its so natural!

<3

Niki


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Ka said...

The blush's packaging is so cute. Lucky girl. And your bag looks huge. How big is it?

Katy Thao said...

Love the blush and it's packaging. Lucky girl. And your bag from Justfab looks huge.

Ahleessa said...

I'm the same I wanted to try ball blushers... hehe~ Thankfully, I got my first. I hope you get yours! :)

Ahleessa said...

I like shimmery blushes. I don't like glitters... hehe~ I like the glossy cheek look but not the sparkling particles if that makes sense. :/


What other eyeshadow colors you do not like? It's fun finding more about you... hehe~

Ahleessa said...

Thank you! :) VOV is most known for their CastleDew eyeshadow palettes.

Ahleessa said...

Thank you! :) I really love the balls. That doesn't sound right... lol~

miemiemie said...

I don't like glitter in general! Even on my eyes. Shimmer is fine. Glitters irritate my eyes..


Hahahaha. Well, I find orange looks disgusting on me. Certain greens too and yellow..Like matte yellow.. Hahaha.. It has to be goldish, is that even a word? Blue and red. You know those brownish reds? They make my eyes look sore!!!

Ahleessa said...

Thank you! The blush is cute! :)


The bag from JustFab is actually normal size. It's not that huge. I wouldn't recommend people to put a lot of stuff inside the bag. I can see the handle or the strap stretching if there's a lot of stuff inside the bag. I'm actually going to exchange it, because I don't think the handle or strap is sturdy enough.

Ahleessa said...

I like glitters on the eyes, but not on the cheeks.


Ahhh~ I understand. It sounds like your skin is very warm tone.

miemiemie said...

Whenever I use glittery eyeshadows, it somehow irritates my eyes since I wear contacts. I've had two eye infections because of glittery eye makeup =(


Yes. I guess so. I have to wear a neutral colored eye primer/base too because I have redness on my eyelid

Ahleessa said...

Oh, that's not good if you get infections from wearing glitter eyeshadows. Then I definitely recommend you don't wear it. :)


What primers do you use?

miemiemie said...

I mainly use the toofaced shadow insurance or just my MAC studio sculpt concealer. Both work fine. The mac concealer has a more matte finish.

Ahleessa said...

I cannot use TFSI. It doesn't prevent creasing... lol~ You're lucky you don't have oily lids as much as I do.

miemiemie said...

It used to crease on me whenever I put other products on my lids with it. Before, I applied some concealer first and then the primer and then the eyeshadow..that's when it started creasing so bad! It was terrible. So now whenever I use this primer, I use it alone. Do you use it with other products?

Ahleessa said...

I cannot use TFSI because no matter what I do, it'll crease. I noticed with UDPP it's more on the drier side and works better on me. I would blot my eyelids with powder to get rid of oil. Then I primed my lid with UDPP as a base. I can go all day with this.

hardpliers . said...

I don't think floral scent is a con. But I'm definitely going to buy this.

Ahleessa said...

Floral scent isn't a con but for me, it is. I just like fruity scent. I'm really sensitive when it comes to smell. If something doesn't please me, I can actually throw up. It's not a good thing. :( Oh, I'm glad you are going to get this. I think you will like it. :)

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