Friday, 23 August 2013

Houston, we have a problem

So, this mascara is like THE big thing mascara that Maybelline has been creating hype for.
They're so proud and confident about this mascara that they even have a "money back guarantee".
Well it could be fake confidence since most Malaysians would just say
"Aiya never mind la, have to go back to return waste time. Next time don't buy again can liao"

How many of you actually would go back for the money back?

Since their focus is on no clumping, I tested it out, and here's the answer.

After first coat

After second coat

It doesn't really clump if you apply 2 coats, but for the second coat, you'll see that the tip of the lashes are slightly bulkier and thicker, meaning if I went on with coat number 3, clumping will happen. 

The other eye shows lashes without mascara. 

My verdict: 
It's just an average mascara.

Does it lengthen my lashes?
Yes, but not very much.

Does it volumize?
It does what a mascara should do. Refer to pictures above and you be the judge. 

Does it smudge?
No. It stays in place all day long, unless you touch it or pull it. 

Is it waterproof?
Not at all. Once water drips on it, it just falls off. You can just pluck if off and it won't it hurt.

Is it worth the hype?

Even though this is a decent mascara, I don't get the hype. It's just... decent. It's not extra good, it's not bad. Priced at RM39.90 it's slightly more expensive than other mascara by Maybelline,
which I don't see why. 

I did get a free gift with purchase though. 

After 12 hours of applying. Still looking fresh. The only thing I love about this mascara.

Tell me what you think about it if you've tried it. 

That's what J_Fish has to say~ Au revoir~

Tuesday, 20 August 2013

Dat non-existing things called prooof-read*

Yes, irony.

If you don't know, I work both full time and freelance as a translator/ copywriter. #UnnecessaryConfession 

I sometimes have to check the work of other people and although I don't have perfect grammar, I do try my best to follow the rules, especially when it's work related. Even in my blog I try to make it as grammatically correct as possible.

I've been very annoyed recently because I have to endure the horror of correcting obvious grammatical mistakes, which are absolutely ridiculous.

I get it, people make mistakes, I wouldn't dare say that there are zero errors in my work, but the correction I have to do for others is incredibly stupid.

I think it's unacceptable that people who are paid to work could be so lazy in proof-reading.

I could understand when people make mistakes when speaking, because the brain might not be able to form a grammatically correct sentence on cue, but this is written work, the person is given enough time to check it, and yet I find sentences like:

Tradition industry are fishery

The florid of rose are love. As to express his endless love to his beloved, he frozen the rose and gave it to the girl. They live a happily life ever after.

The egg that made with golden symbolize harvest and prosperous, but only those who are rich enough will craft this mascot on purpose.

and one of the best 

In Greece mythology, Prometheus light a star anise out if the flame of sun car. He brings the fire and walk into human, Athena then blow a magic wind into it. When the flame was finally blow off, it turns into a crystal that able to bloom 7 different colour.

My brain hurts when I see sentences like these. And this is AFTER I rejected the work and asked the person to check. TWICE

I wonder if the people who wrote these sentences read and understood it. Somebody save me. 

I don't think there's an excuse for such terrible mistakes. If you apply for a job that involves and revolves around language and grammar, you should know your shit. If not, you should know you're shit. 

That's what J_Fish has to say~ Au Revoir~
p.s. I did think it through, you know, if it's unprofessional to talk about work, but I'm not talking about the people I work for, I'm just pointing out how lazy some people can be. And to be honest, if the people really did their job, this post wouldn't come up. So that's that.