Friday, 29 May 2009

Review: Missha Perfect Cover BB Cream No.21

What is it?
For all of you who still have not got the complete picture of this product, I hope this blog review will help you. This is Missha's Perfect Cover BB cream. BB Cream stands for Blemish Balm which is a clear indication for it's skin loving properties, but more on that in a second. The perfect cover BB cream is a foundation cream infused with its original BB cream; designed to give flawless yet natural coverage and is also said to fill in wrinkles, whitens the skin and is apparently supposed to improve your complexion as well. It's an oil free based cream and has a high SPF factor of 42. In consistency its a fairly thick mixture and reminds me of a normal facial moisturiser but its light enough to blend and not too heavy on the skin. It seems like baby products so think Talcum powder or Johson' s baby lotion. This product comes in two sizes, a 30ml and a 50ml.

Why does it claim do?

"Missha M Perfect Cover BB Cream offers a novel skincare concept with BB cream, which lightens skin tone by healing visible wrinkles and blemishes with excellent skin-cover ability, and prevents skin aging through effective whitening and anti-wrinkle properties".

"Water (Aqua), Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Cetyl PEF/PPG-10/1 Dimethicone, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Zinc Oxide, Dimethicone, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Butylene Glycol, PEG-10 Dimethicone, Arbutin, Magnesium Aluminium Silicate, Stearalkonium Hectorite, Hydrolysed Collagen, Rosa Rubiginosa Seed Oil, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Squalane, Caviar Extract, Adenosine, Algae Extract, Macadamia Ternifolia Seed Oil, Fagus Sylvatica Bud Extract, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Sodium Hyaluronate, Ceramide 3, Chamomila Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Fragrance (Parfum), Triethanolamine, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Hydroxyisohexyl 3-Cyclohexene Carboxaldehyde, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Benzyl Salicylate, Hydroxycitronellal, Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone, Hexyl Cinnamal, Linalool, Citronellol. MAY CONTAIN [+/-; Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499)]"

How I use it
You simply apply like you would a foundation; I'm a big fan of using cosmetic sponges to sheer and even out make up because I love a natural look however I don't find it necessary for this product and it even works well to apply with f

How did it work for me?
I do like this product but one of the downfalls I find is that is does oxidise on the skin throughout the day hence why wen I first purchased the BB cream I got it in No.23 which is the darker shade. It looked good the moment I put it on but by the time I finished the rest of my make up and was ready to leave I ended up looking too dark. This might be somethign to watch out for. If you go to fuzkittie's website she has some amazing pictures of exactly what I'm talking about.

The other downfall would be the limit of shades. It seems that Missha is only catering for those of Asian skintone and therefore if your skin is very dark or even very fair this may not work for you.

How much did it cost? Where can I get it?
Costs do vary depending on where you buy it from. you can purchase this at anywhere on Ebay and all sellers are generally from ebay. Here is a link to the ebay shop I purchased from:

My verdict?
I wouldn't say I was in love with this product and I wouldn't rave about it - but I do quite like it. On most occasions that call for natural looking skin, for days out that don't need a lot of coverage, I will reach out for this. A lot of people say this product gives a lot of coverage but I think this only applies to those who have few skin imperfections and blemishes. I know that without concealer my undereyes will still remain a bit darker than it would with concealer and most of my blemishes are still visible (but more fainter).

I like that this gives me a dewy look and makes me look more awake. I especially like that it has an SPF in it and for a a price of less than £10 it's definitely a good buy. So for this product I would give it a

Tuesday, 26 May 2009

Cherry's Green Tea Facial Steaming

My Skin has been feeling quite dull, flaky, dry, lifeless and tired lately and most of all I've been breaking out due to my chaotic hormones - damn being a girl!

I've been wonderful why this is and then I realised I’ve been neglecting a once regular routine of mine and now I’m going to kick back my old habit – facial steaming

Facial steaming is the process of allowing steam to open up your pores and deep cleanse all the built up dirt and oil. It also encourages circulation and can therefore improve your complexion, detoxify your skin and begin the healing process of any cuts or blemishes.

If done in the correct way it also hydrates the skin and can leave once flaky and scaly skin feeling like a babys bottom.

Firstly you will need a facial steamer. Steamers do not have to be at all fancy, as long as it does the basic job you're good to go. Alternatively you can use a big bowl of hot water and a hot towel over your head - this is perfectly fine but just be careful. The advantages of a facial steamer is the heat regulating features so it won't go cold before the 15 minutes are up! Steamers come very cheap nowdays and can be purchased from many regular stores. Mine is from Argos and only cost £10!

Besides Green tea there are many other alternatives; you can use anything such as chamomile, peppermint or even lavender.

Green tea is packed with anti-oxidants and really helps to detoxify and cleanse the skin, not only this it is great for toning and keeping skin supple and firm. You can

use either loose green tea or if using a big bowl of water you could even pop in a tea bag.

I like to add rose buds to add a therapeutic note to the experience but this is totally optional.

Step 1:

Start up your steamer by adding water and also your extra ingredients, again this is optional. if you're using a bowl, put the kettle on.

Step 2:

Whilst the steamer is heating up you can begin prepping your face. Apply a thin layer of moisturiser to your t-zone area and a nourishing oil or product in your dry area, for me this would be my cheeks. (For some reason lately they've become very dry and scaly - honestly I swear when this was over the scalyness HAD GONE! For a while I thought it was a reaction from that Henna Hair Dye - but no...Just needed to steam)! Now apply an eye gel or cream and also a lip balm. This prepping keeps the steam from being too harsh on your skin as if you have dry skin it can make it worse. So if you have dry skin it is SO SO important to prep your face. Also the steam will allow the products to absorb into your skin therefore its a win win situation.

Step 3:

Now your steamer is ready to go and place your face above the steam and just relax. Try to rotate your face from time to time if the steam is not reaching your entire face. You can steam from as long as 5 mins to 15 but 15 should really be the maximum. You don't want to overdo it and reverse the effects and totally dehydrate your skin. it's a simple matter of osmosis. If you find its beginning to get too much you can take a breather.

step 4:

Now that you've finished steaming its time to take advantage of the open pores. Dab your face with a towel or muslin cloth. Now I like to apply a moisturising face mask. Use which ever mask you want but i recommend something nourishing and cleansing. I'm also apply an undereye mask. Now go relax for another 15 minutes until dry.

Step 5:

Prior to all this I had popped my facial toner in the fridge to keep it cool. Apply the cold toner to cotton pads to swipe off the face mask. It feels so amazing - I'm looking to get a mini fridge for my vanity room to put my nail polishes and toners in! The reason why I would not recommend running your face under water is because tap water can actually dry out the face, especially the water in Britain.

Once the fask mask has been cleared off you should reveal glowing skin. It will feel so soft!

Step 6:

That's not the last thing. The vital part is to drink a glass of water after this routine; I've mentioned that steaming can cause skin to dehydrate; to be on the safe side drink a refreshing glass of water just to top up your system.

Now lets go to bed

Enjoy x

Products used in the video:

  • Visiq Facial Steam
  • Loose green tea leaves
  • Dr Organics Tea Tree Lotion
  • Botanics Ultimate Eye Lifting Gel
  • Nivea SOS lip salve
  • Montagne Jeusse Mask
  • Botanics Rose water toner
  • Jojoba Oil

Monday, 25 May 2009

Bubbi's Beautiful Blues Inspired Look :)

Hey everyone!
I can't believe it but I filmed an ENTIRE tutorial and it wasn't even recording ¬_¬
So I have some pictures and I'll list the products. I might do this tutorial again soon.

This was TOTALLY inspired by my girl Lindi (Bubzbeauty). She sports this gorgeous look quite frequently and its always amazed me and when I watched her latest "product of the month" video I was totally mesmerized and so I decided to add a bit of Bubz's beauty into my life! She likes to use blues for her smokey look and I'm not the biggest fan of blue eyeshadow, however her look is fabulous and I TOTALLY adore it! It's so chic, sophisticated and stops me from looking too grubby looking! WELL DONE BUBZBEAUTY!

I lub her

My Bubbi Inspired Look

Products I used:
Too faced shadow insurance, ELF quad in Blue Moon, Shu Uemura eyebrow pencil in Seal, Maxfactor Eyeshadow in Onyx, L'Oreal Lash Architect

No 7 Lip pencil in Nude, Ruby and Millie lip colour in Nude

Bloom Make up base, Maxfactor Miracle Touch Foundation, ELF color stick in Pink Lemonade, Stila Push Up

Hope y'all like it :) Peace out!!

Friday, 22 May 2009

Haul + Day out with Moonbeamstarlight

Hey Everyone,
Went out shopping with my dear friend Ling (Moonbeamstarlight) and we went and did some shopping and had dinner. Below are some pictures of us and I've got a small haul for y'all.

Botanics Rose Water Toner x2, L'Oreal Paris Telescopic Explosion Mascara, BarryM Lipstick in 147, BarryM nail polish in Bright Purple, Too Faced Insurance Policy High Impact shadow collection, Too Faced free gift.

I've a video of this all on youtube, below are some reference swatches.

BarryM lipstick 147

BarryM 147 swatch

Colours in palette: Full Frontal, Socialite, Skinny Dip, Glamazon, Boy Toy, Lucky Charms

Too Faced Starry Eyed Liquid Eyeliner and Too Faced Mirror Shine Lipgloss (Don't hate me).

BarryM Bright Purple nail polish

Day out pics

Ling pointing at her Lasagne

The cool hanging bags

Ling and I in Selfridges

Ling and Selfridges coke

Me and coke bottle - we don't even like coke!

Ling loves her Poppets

Poppet love

Had such a nice day :)


Thursday, 21 May 2009

Barely there school make up

Hello everyone,

I do apologise if this isn't a satisfactory look or tutorial... was totally spontanous so you can see what I would do on a barely there make up look :)
This is everything I'd use for school - foundation doesn't mean full coverage and full coverage should not mean cakey. School should be light, natural and neutral.

Products used:

No 7 Instant Radiance Concealer
MAC Studio Fix Concealer
Botanics Tinted Moisturiser
Body shop bronzer
Sleek Blush - Rust
Shu Uemura eyebrown pencil - Seal

Benefit Browzing powder - Medium
L'Oreal Lash Architect

Neutrogena Lip Balm
Body Shop Vanlla Spice lip balm

Peace x

Youtube Controversy

Hello everyone,

Recently on YT there's been a lot of controvery about gurus not performing and being disrespectful to their subscribers and this topic was started off from a few gurus out there. If you're a bit of a YT junkie like me it's not hard to miss and for the past day or so I've been thinking about this subject a lot and I thought rather than do a video on it I would write because after all, this is what I do best and I'm afraid I might not be able to express myself properly on camera.
So if you don't know what this is about... you probably just have to search youtube member "Cullgan" or "Nikki20six" and they are the gurus who I saw these videos from so I guess you can start from there.

I guess if you asked me (and I know no one is) I would have to say there are always two sides to the story; thats my answer to everything because I'm a natural relative moralist and I believe that there is always arguments for both sides (well mostly anyway).

On the one hand lots of people are upset at gurus for not replying to messages, for not being as helpful as they should be, for being a bit "whatever" on their videos and not giving enough effort. On the other gurus are feeling a bit hurt from these accusations.

I don't understand why something so small has turned into something so big and why there is so much drama. Isn't youtube a place for sharing, for enjoying and pleasure? While it's important to speak the truth and speak out loud - I think theres a certain limit to it and if it's going to spark (no pun intended) any drama then I think its best left. Why? Because it drags everyones emotions into it, it picks up all those people who love to jump on the band wagon and causes such a stir it begins making Youtube such an unpleasant place.

In the defense of those gurus who are being hated on I have to say that they do have lives; yes they wouldn't be who they were today had you not subscribed, but the reason why is because they have thousands of emails a day- could you reply to all of them everyday? If you try to say yes - you're lying. My beautiful friend Bubzbeauty rarely has time to reply and when she does she spends age doing it - she loves her subscribers and she fully appreciates them - her not replying to everyone does NOT make her a bad person.
Also I think it's so blown out of proportion because as a youtube watcher I would never EXPECT or DEMAND a reply from anyone. I see a reply as a bonus and I'm thankful but its important to know that there is such thing as Google, your typing fingers, other gurus and so many other resources. If you can't find the answer in Yahoo search, don't you just go to Google? It's THAT simple - you can't expect them to be your Fairy Godmother and to grant you an answer everytime. That's unrealistic and most certainly a ridiculous request. I personally reply to as many as I can and if I can't I'm so sorry. Currently I have done well and I pretty much reply to everyone but what happens when I reach 1000 subscribers? Or 2000? Or 5000? What about 10,000 (if EVER!) I can't POSSIBLY reply to everyone but that would not make me appreciate you any less. I really would not. This is the perspective me need to have, to see the bigger picture - don't get so hurt because someone has not replied - it's not their job to Mother you, you've got fingers; go searching.

Also one more thing to say on this side of the story - watchers don't realise how hard it is to put out good quality video and try to include everything AND THEN have to answer a gabillion questions - they/we tried our best- what more do you want?

OK so there's always another side...

Gurus should pay more attention. It's important to note though above I am backing up most of the gurus being hit on but I'm also saying that yes on a few occassions some gurus might not seem as helpful or be willing to answer questions. I think if people are having this problem with others 'attitudes' it might be a good idea to address this and try to be more helpful. There are genuinely questions out there that can only be answered by that one guru - these are the questions that need answering.
When I was a pure youtube watcher I used to comment on videos and never got a reply; to a certain extent I did wish they did because I guess I wanted to feel that sense of connection. So in that respect it would have been nice to feel like the woman or man I'm aspiring to heard me out.

But that's all I have to say about this side. At the end of the day I'm quite a laid back person - I believe in doing the right thing all the time so in my mind thats Gurus doing their best and watchers being more understanding. As long as thats covered - we're all happy people.

I really needed to write this out because I'm so upset. SO SO upset at the immense childishness that is going on; groups, clans, haters, reminds me of high school and that exact feeling of torment, alienation and constant scrutiny is so so familiar. If I didn't know any better I feel like I'm still in that playground. What's most ridiculous is the foul language that's being used against gurus. If there's one thing that is totally blown out of proportion today - then it's that.

Enough said everyone I hope you're all doing well.

Tomorrow I'm going out with Ling (unfortauntely Lindy can't make it) and hopefully shall be able to document it. Exams and coursework is over by the end of this month and soon I shall be all yours. I plan on doing so much more with my videos, I want to learn to use a much better programme in order to make my videos much more enjoyable and I want to charge full steam ahead with my weight loss.

I apologise for the lengthy you know why I have two ^^

Love you all,


Monday, 18 May 2009

Another collective haul - China Glaze, Sallys Girl, CHI, BB Cream, LUSH

Aloha people I'm back with another small collective haul for you. I was shopping with my girl Vicky and we hit central London (as always) and visited Sally's Hair and Beauty Supply and LUSH in Covent Gardens then went off for a delicious lunch! What a way to celebrate the end of no sleep and a rubbish exam.

I had a lot of fun in Sally's just looking at all the salon stuff and its interesting to see what's out there in the big bad world of hair dressing. Lots of industrial size shampoos with very exotic names. I left Sally's with CHI Helmet Head, 1 China Glaze nail polish in Touch of Glamour, three Sally Girl Eyeshadows and some birchwood sticks.
We then proceeded to LUSH and I've bought myself a henna hair dye in Caca Noir (supposed to make my hair darker, shinier with a hint of reddy brown) and also "Grease Lightning" which is a tea tree spot treatment.

I'm quite distraught because I was going to start doing nail tutorials since my nails had grown perfectly and were in brilliant shape. Then I went to peel potatoes and cut butternut squash....

After much distress I've cut them all down and I gave a nail a lick of China Glaze. I think it felt much better.

This is the teasing comb - the cheaper of the lots as there were ones going for about £4- £6. The one Vicky found me was about £2 and its not bad, not bad at all!

Curious of the quality of CHI I did not hesitate to take Helmut Head from
its sale offer (half price!) and so far I'm really impressed... the pump is GREAT!

These are the Sally Girl shadows (1.27 each)
Snow, Green Apple, Emerald

Top is with primer beneath, bottom is without primer - relatively pigmented!
Snow, Green apple, Emerald

Remember when I bought the Missha BB Cream? Have you wondered why I haven't said much about it?

It's because I accidentally purchased it in No.23 which I think it slightly too dark and in the wrong looks a bit too dark but pinky O_o makes me look a bit ill.
So I ordered it in No.21 and it's a perfect match :)

No.21, No.23

I made aappearance in LUSH not expecting to buy anything but I was very
impressed by one of the girls who work there's hair. It was dyed with this henna hair dye and I just thought I had to give it a go. Think I might do it tomorrow

Peace out x

Sunday, 17 May 2009

Not a special blog?

Having been a YT guru for a while now I've accumulated certain peeves about my subscribers and viewers - don't get it twisted, I love you all really, but why on Earth do people not read description bars and find the answers in my blog when I give you the link to my blog anyway?

So this is going to be a thank you, yes you, the subscriber who reads my blogs. Thank you.

Actually I'm holding a mini contest and this contest involves not tutorials, slide shows or video comments but answering questions about me correctly. This is going to be a MINI contest so the prizes aren't massive because I'm saving them for my big contest when I hit 1000 subscribers ^^.
Below are two questions, both multiple choice. All you have to do if you want to win is answer all of both correctly in a reply to this blog or email it to me at
The ones with the correct answers shall be short listed then I'm going to use EITHER OR I'm going to put names in a hat and draw it out on camera.

Here are the rules:
  1. You must be a subscriber to my youtube channel (cherrychan108)
  2. If you are below the age of 16 you need to have parental consent
  3. You must answer all questions correctly and if the answer is neither here nor there it will be at my discretion as to whether the answer is valid or not
  4. If one question is wrong you will immediately be disqualified
  5. Disqualification is also at my discretion
  6. You will be able to give me your home address in order for me to ship the products there
  7. All products recieved should be agreed by the contestant, I am not liable for any problems with the products as they will all be brand new
  8. The contest entries are valid if posted or sent within the contest timeframe (between open and close time)
Now onto the prizes:

Eyeko's Tinted Cream

A couple of my dear own (not used) EYEKO cleansing wipes

A BarryM dazzle dust of your choice

And a BarryM nail polish, colour of your choice

  • So here are the questions:My Youtube experience has been phenomenal and there's so many aspects of being a guru that make every effort worthwhile - but what is the most important aspect of all?
a. The fame and recognition
b. The climb to becoming partner and the potential of earning money
c. The ability to have a voice and to reach out and help those who need it
d. Being able to make close friends like Bubzbeauty and Moonbeamstarlight
e. Being sent products to review from cosmetic companies

  • What does my screen name mean and how did it come about?
a. It doesn't mean anything, just came to me one day
b. I love cherry fruit so I wanted it to be my name and 108 is a lucky number
c. It's always been my username since I was 14 because it was my alter ego
d. It's actually my real name
e. Cherry is my nick name, Chan implies a Japanese influence on it which is cool
f. Cherryblossoms are my favourite flower so it was obvious


This contest is open from 17th May 2009 until 31st of May 11.59pm GMT

Peace out x

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