Sunday, January 5, 2014

『Review』Liese Prettia Bubble Hair Color: Royal Brown

Hello lovies! 
So since its a new year, I decided I would also dye my hair a new color. 8D 
When I went to New York, I saw Liese Prettia's Bubble Hair Color on sale. There was also Palty there, but I decided I would get the one that costed less cause I'm a big cheapster. HAHA

I was contemplating over whether I wanted an ashy brown or a bright brown. Unable to choose, I closed my eyes and grabbed a random one from the shelf. I ended up with Royal Brown, which is a milky, lightish brown that has a brightness of two stars out of five.

The image looks so photoshopped- AHA CRIES 
Sadly, the box got a bit ruined in the process of walking in the rain. Since my bag was so big, it didn't fit the umbrella Carl and I were sharing. He did tell me to tie my bag up so the stuff inside wouldn't get wet, but I was lazy- LOL

I found the picture on the left from their official site. It shows here that the hair color will only change slightly if you have super dark hair. I was kinda sad when I saw since I was hoping for a much lighter brown. :'<

There are directions and such on the back, but I can't read Japanese. OTL
However, KAO has provided us a very helpful translated version of this on their website. *^* 
After skimming through it and reading important warnings and tips, I started unboxing it!

Here's what we have.

  1. Solution 1, which I'm guessing is the color. 
  2. Solution 2, I have no idea what this is. LOL
  3. Gloves, warnings, and instructions. It was all in Japanese, so I just quickly looked at the pictures.
  4. Rinse-Off Treatment
  5. Foamer Cap

Pour Solution 1 into Solution 2!

DO NOT SHAKE, but flip the bottle five time.

Replace the white cap with the foaming cap. Be careful not to squeeze the bottle or else foam will come out.

I got on my gloves and I started applying from the top!

The Smell

OH GOD, I WAS LITERALLY CRYING. It was like full on chemicals in my face; I even had a hard time breathing. OTL 
No but really, you need to wear a mask with this. I had to keep the solution in my bathroom, hold my breath, plunge in there and get a pump, then run out to fresh air. It was like mission impossible. :c
It was alright at first, but then it kinda felt like I was breathing hairspray. The smell was sickly sweet and definitely not breathable. 

So I finally got every last bit into my hair and it still wasn't enough. LOL 
Apparently my length of hair needed two boxes of dye. I'll have do make do with ombre. :'>
I left it in for around 40 minutes!

Now before I show results, lets take a gallery walk of my black hair. 8D

I tried to find pictures of where I didn't use filters, which was quite a few.
But yeah! Though it's not jet black, it's quite dark compared to the color I wanted.

Aaaaaand the reveal!

The color was so perfect! *A* Even though only the top of my hair was dyed, I loved the nice ombre it gave. <3 The color did come out pretty evenly and my hair wasn't the least damaged after using it. (Note that I have thick hair though. I'm not sure about usage on thin hair.)


  • Even outcome
  • Final color is close to claim color
  • Does not harm thick hair
  • Relatively inexpensive (mine was $10!)


  • Horrible smell
  • Nothing is in English
  • Slightly messy

Final Thoughts

I was extremely happy with the color that it gave, very accurate to the display on the box. Though I really wasn't a big fan of the smell. That was a big negative for me. :<

Final Score: 7/10

Would I repurchase? 

Probably not. I'm going to try Palty next time. Hopefully I don't gag and die with that one.

Thank you so much for reading! <3

☆ gin ★


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  1. That's very nice! I might try a box of the red dye. I tried one by Mise En Scene, which did absolutely nothing to my hair. Hopefully, this one will work a little bit better.

  2. I have always wanted to try these hair dyes, but I have to wait until college just to die my hair to the dark brown I wanted. OTL strict asian parents. T~T

    I love your new hair color! It's so beautiful omg. *o* Thanks for the review Gin! You're so adorable. :3

  3. wow Gin i love the colour on you! i love that kind of brown colour ^^

  4. The colour turned out really well! I've noticed it's a bit cheaper than Palty, so maybe I will try it next time if there's a colour that suits me! Palty is pretty chemical in terms of smell, too, but I don't find it to be as bad as some of the Western brands. Also, these are Japanese brands, and I actually think the instructions are in Japanese rather than Korean, but I can't read either also. ;) Thanks for the review, Gin!

  5. Your hair color is sooo nice! *w*

  6. It looks so pretty~ I've never dyed my hair because I'm scared I won't like it and it won't go back>_< But I have always wanted to try out brown hair^^ x

  7. The color result is very pretty dear,

  8. Haha you're always so cute xD I can imagine you running from the bathroom after pumping the solution lol! But definitely one box isn't enough haha so be ready to buy 2-3 palty boxes next :D I like the color on your hair though ^^

  9. The colour is so pretty! I tried this dye once and I really liked the outcome but I have to agree that the smell is horrible ><

  10. lovely review! And i love your blog! and can't wait to read more! I also followed you on GFC!

    Also I'm new to blogging and i'm trying to meet some fellow bloggers so I'd love if you had some time if you could check out my blog and let me know what you think! it'd be greatly appreciated! And maybe even follow me on bloglovin or gfc if you like and want to!

    thanks so much xoxo Randa

  11. Hey Gin, I've also nominated you for a Liebster award. If you wish to accept it, you can read more about it here:

    Have a great day. :)

  12. Yesyes! I'm probably going for red next as well. *A* I really want to dye everything a pretty wine color. Good luck to you on that!

  13. Ahhh, I feel you! My parents wouldn't have allowed me if not for my dad. (who dyes his hair every 2 months. LOL) I hope you get to seen! QAQ

    Thank you so much Phailee. <333 hauihvfiosjdfog

  14. Thank you Rini! *A* It's been a little hard to adjust to, but I've been working on it!

  15. It is a bit cheaper, yeah! 8D
    Oh goooddd. I guess I'll be wearing a facemask with that as well. :c I just can't really handle strong scents.
    I noticed that after I posted it. LOOL I was looking on the box and was like, "Wait, I recognize some of these characters..OH-".
    Thank you for reading! <3 And nominating me for the Liebster award!

  16. Right! That was me the first time. @A@
    I'm going to experiment with more colors though~ I find it really fun to do!
    It's also nice to have a change now and then. 8D So go for it!
    If you don't like it, wear wigs- HAHA

  17. Oh god, my mom was questioning me and I was just there like, "THE BATHROOM IS DANGEROUS MOM NO."
    I'll be sure to next time.
    (or get my boyfriend to)
    Thank you so much Misa! <3

  18. Ughhh, it's seriously unpleasant. :c But then again, it does work!
    Thank you for reading Kimberley! <3 ///v///

  19. Thank you so much for following, Randa!

    Of course! We new bloggers need to stick together and support each other. <3 I'll check your blog out now!

  20. the hair color is so pretty! too bad the scent is so strong :c but it really suits you ^_^
    oh and would you like to follow each other on GFC and bloglovin? let me know!

  21. The color looks very natural on you!

  22. Thank you for such a lovely review C: I really love your blog! And you are so cute and remind me myself when I was a bit younger :D (granny style lol)

    I'm going to dye my hair too. dark ash brown or smth like that. So thank you that told about the smell because I'm very sensitive :)

    I started blogging few months ago and I'm very scared to write this :D Maybe you would like to follow me on bloglovin?

    Anyway thank you again and get some love from Russia C:

  23. Thanks for this review! I was really excited to read this because I want to dye my hair too *o* The color turns out MUCH lighter than I expected but i love it too haha. The smell sounds really ew but that is okay to me because i will wear a gas mask then lol. I really want to try Palty. I guess you need to buy 2 boxes for palty. I read that there's only little dye in it >~< When you're going to try Palty, let me know, Gin!


  24. Ughh god, the scent killed me so bad. LOL
    Thank you so much! <3 For reading as well!

    Sure thing! I already did so. I love the simplicity of your blog. *A* <3

  25. Thank you so much Jasmine! <3 ///v///

  26. Oh really? *A* LOL I doubt you're that much older; you look super young!
    I'm super sensitive too. You gotta learn from experience though! OTL I hope you fine success in dyeing your hair!

    Of course! I'd gladly check your blog out and follow. <3 Thank you for reading!

  27. Oh, you go girly! What color are you planning to do it? 8D
    Right? It pretty much follows the color of the box image. LOL (It's also probably because I put wayyyy too much on the top. OTL)

    I'm going to buy 3 just in case. If I happen to not use it, I'll have something to giveaway. HAHA-
    Thank you so much for reading Mindy! <3

  28. Actually, I will be 17 this year lol But I feel myself much older :C
    I have tested the TonyMoly hair dye in the shop and don't think that it smell awful, so maybe you can try it next time ^^

  29. I definitely love the colour! It turned out quite well!~ Was thinking whether to dye my hair brown again or not and was looking at which brands I should check out besides Palty~
    Thanks for the review!~ I may consider this due to the amazing colour results :D

    -Miss Sennnaa

  30. It did! *A* Have you used Palty before? I've been very interested in it after experiencing that horrible smell- HAHA
    I hope your hair turns out beautiful! <3
    Thank you for reading. ///v///

  31. wow! your hair looks so beautiful! the dye seems to have worked really nicely~ I wanna try it!

    Palty is very nice too! when I went to China and had my hair cut, the hairstylist said the results was really nice and my hair didn't seem damaged at all! hooray~~

  32. Oh mi gosh, I need to try this brand. It really dyed your dark hair well.

  33. One of the best dyes I've ever used, just, gah -- the smell. OTL

    I'll deff try it out next year, or whenever i decide to be daring and change my hair color again. LOL
    Thank you for reading! <3

  34. Indeedly it did! <3 My black hair hasn't lost it's bright brown shine at all even after almost a month! 8D
    Thank you for reading! <3

  35. lol! I feel that when people start dying hair, they get addicted! I know I am XD hehe But I still wait a year before redoing XD Don't wanna damage my hair too much!

  36. I dye my hair every new year. *A* It's kinda turned into a tradition now~
    But yeah, I agree about the damage! It gets thinner if you dye it too much. OTL

  37. yea yea D: so sad~ but so fun too! I get too excited lol :P