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Wednesday, February 29, 2012

At the tip of my fingers

… there are ugly, ugly nails XD I don’t take care of my nails… I’m surrounded by touch screens all days long so long and pretty nails are just not convenient… BUT my birthday is coming up, maybe I should treat myself to a nice manicure =)

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Simple, cute short and round nails :) These should not be too much of a nuisance to my daily life right? Now to chose which design I would like… mmmhmm…

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

CHANEL

How extremely materialistic of me… I’ve been under so much stress lately, I couldn’t help but fall into retail therapy to feel better.

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My friend and co-worker Coco from She Walks On Pearls has been raving about this powder since she got it a few weeks ago and I couldn’t help but give it a try as well since my work is really close to Ogilvy… It was love at first sight. I didn’t mind the price (around 60$ with taxes) this is such a large container, it’s going to last me forever. But most importantly, this powder is magic. I like to say it’s a mix between a cloud, fairy dust and other magical things, it would explain why I find it so wonderful.

It’s funny how something like a silly loose powder can make me feel so calm despite all the problems around me right now.

The incertitude that surrounds me these days is really getting to me: the fear of going on strike, fearing how it might affect my studies, the fear of never being able to graduate…. after all,this would be the second time around, am I cursed? Is getting hard to deal with that kind of anxiety =(

… Looks like I’m going to apply a bit of loose powder now…

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Letting off steam

These days, I’m extremely stressed. A lot of major colleges and universities in Quebec have declared unlimited student strikes and my school’s student union, the largest in Quebec, has yet to make a decision… I really don’t want to be on strike! It’s going to mess up, once again, my studies! If we go on strike, that means my semester could be cancelled, which means I can’t graduate, which also means I can’t go to University in September and all the money we paid for applications will be wasted.

I’m so frustrated right now: I understand the demands of student unions but then again… what’s the point of fighting for lower tuition if you’re going to cancel a whole semester and make everyone waste their money on university application…

I’ve already wasted 3 years of my life in another college where I couldn’t graduate, I just really want to be done with this and finally go to university… $%?@$GF !!

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In other news, I recently refreshed my pink hair… there’s nothing that I hate more then watching my color fade so I mixed a bit of pink dye and blue(Manic Panic this time… Special Effect is backorder til March omg…) with conditionner/hair mask and leave it on while I play video games :)

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Final result: Hair colour is perfect and hair is extremely soft :)

Monday, February 6, 2012

FAKE Koji Dolly Wink eyeliner

I really love Dolly Wink products: most of the time, I get them from this great eBayer for a decent price, including shipping fees. Earlier this year, I saw another offer on eBay from a different seller for the Deep Black eyeliner and I thought: “Mhmm I need to stock up on this eyeliner” so I purchased it… to my surprise, I received a cheap, counterfeit Dolly Wink imitation!

As soon as I got the product, I messaged the seller saying that I had received a counterfeit product and that I wanted my money back since I had paid for a KOJI Dolly Wink eyeliner. The seller, alrocku2007, claimed that this was the “Hong Kong” version of this product and that it was the real deal. Clearly, this person doesn’t know what they are talking about so I reported the item to eBay and I wanted to show you pictures of what the counterfeit looks like compared to the real deal.

Left: fake Dolly Wink eyeliner

Right: Koji Dolly Wink eyeliner

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The fake eyeliner packaging has a lot of difference from the original one: the shade of pink on top of the box is darker. On the original box, the English text says:

“ Every girl can become a doll! For the girl who wants to be “Otona Kawaii”, it’s a present from Tsubasa".”

However, the fake box only has the first part of the text:

“Every girl can become a doll!”

and is centered instead of being aligned to the left. Also, the back of the box contains different information at the bottom. Japanese make-up imported in Hong Kong usually don’t have a redesigned packaged but instead will have a sticker with translated information regarding the use of the product and its ingredients and a product code. Oddly enough, the product “made for the Hong Kong market” contains information only in Japanese.

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What really made me question the product that I received that the fact that Tsubasa’s picture and the text “ Produced by Tsubasa Masukawa” was replaced by a 24h logo and the text read: “water strong liner” instead. The design of the bow is also very flimsy and off and somewhat cut off.

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That really made me realize this was an imitation was the fact that they erased the KOJI logo and replaced it with “Fairy Girl”. KOJI is a well known Japanese make-up that is still up and running and it hasn’t been bought or been replace by “ Fairy Girl”. Surely if they were to market this product in other countries and adapt the packaging, they would keep the name KOJI is on it and Tsubasa’s picture as well otherwise, what’s the point??

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BUT all of these could simply be a new packaging for a product but let’s take a look at the eyeliner pen itself. The design of the pen is fairly similar but upon looking at it closely, the dots, bow and logo are blurry: it’s not my camera! Usually when product are repackaged, it’s for the better, the quality of the design isn’t reduced! The cap is also pink and dotted instead of black.

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After realizing this a fake product, I would have to be crazy to bring this eyeliner anywhere near my eyes so I tested it out of my hand and on a tissue: the texture of the brush is completely different. The real Dolly Wink eyelier is a fiber brush that’s very flexible and that allows you to make very thin lines and wing your eyeliner perfectly.

The fake eyeliner has a very stiff felt brush that only produces a somewhat thin line if you place it at 90°!

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So obviously, this is an imitation and I could have avoided getting this by reading the reviews this person had because despite a majority of positive reviews, negative reviews stood out.

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Lesson learned!

Stick to the eBayers I know and have ONLY positive feedback! I hope this post helps someone to NOT buy a fake one by accident!