18 November 2010

Review: Dermacolor Fixing Powder

What is it: Dermacolor Fixing Powder waterproofs, sets and mattes Camouflage Cream. 
Available in P1 white, P2 light, P3 light beige, P4 soft brown, and P5 dark



Initially, I was looking for a setting powder - that should lasts on me without retouching. And I wouldn't lie, I read about this Dermacolor from Camille from littlebeautybag, and I was sold by her review when she said it's waterproof! and It can make your make-up stay matte. Seriously, It's like An Anti-shine with water-proofing ingredients in it. And I said to myself, I have to have it!


I found it worked well on me by making my skin not sweaty anymore, a bit more brighter, and it kept my makeup looking fresh throughout half of the day. What I liked was that it felt like an extremely lightweight powder. It also has a micro-shimmers on it, but it’s so subtle I hardly notice it.

The packaging is simple but effective.  I feel like a little goes a long way, so this tube\ should last me six months or longer of regular usage.


Pros:
Sweatproof!
Comes in a very big tub
Powder is finely milled - This is really important for smooth applications
Instantly brightens your face - I believe it has this micro-shimmers on it, unnoticeable I must say.
Affordable Php1,350

Cons:
Matte-ness doesn't stay for long

Overall, I love this product even if it doesn't control my oiliness that long. I would be repurchasing this again if ever I ran out of this.

15 November 2010

Murdered Brushes!

My poor Mac 219 Brush and Etude stippling brush got murdered by my babies! waaaaaa. . . .
It woke me up when I saw my brushes laid down on the floor and saw those tiny bits of wood scattered on the floor. waaa, couldn't help looking at it. I almost cry.. poor brushes...

I didn't know my baby (black shih tzu) sleeps on top of my vanity table. waaaaaa. I have all my brushes on top of my vanity table, but. .  . . . why chose my MAC brush? Why not the cheapo brush? waaaa...  Look what koko did to my brushes!

14 November 2010

TheFaceShop: False Eyelashes


I heard about this false eyelashes from Nikki of Askmewhats - And according from her, this is your best bet when you want achieve a natural lashes that is not so over-dramatic, just perfect for everyday looks.

Based on my own experience, I have to agree with nikki, this is a natural looking lashes considering it has this criss-cross cut, but I bet you, once you tried this on, It instantly gives you full lashes but very natural looking.


( Left - without falsies; Right - with falsies )

Been using this over a past 2 weeks now, and I got some compliment/s, asking if my lashes were extensions.. They were a bit surprised when I said this are just falsies.. Anyhow.. One thing that I didn't like about this is, the glue that came with it, I felt it was the glue I used when I was in my Elementary. . It failed big-time. It made my eyes irritated..

And I just replaced that glue with this. .
Cinema Secret's spirit gum. I love using this, aside from it's transparency, It's very easy to apply, just one sweep to the rim of the lashes and wait for like 30-60seconds to dry it up, and voila you can now stick it to your line closer to your lashes. Just in case, there is an alignment problem, worry no more, because you can always remove it and stick it again, you don't need to re-apply again. :)

**This spirit gum costs for like Php127.00
** TFS False lashes costs Php 115.00

09 November 2010

Let Kiehl's take you +1 to Germany

IT’S WORLDWIDE, WOMEN!  According to Misschievous, that pretty Swiss makeup siren, Julia, Kiehl’s is having an international giveaway, the grand prize being a trip for 2 to the launch for the new VIP Kiehl’s store in Munich, Germany!

Plus, it isn’t just that, want the chance to ride a limousine and be on the red carpet along with some German (and who knows, maybe other) celebrities?  Wait, there’s more, in case you don’t get that Grand Prize of a trip, Kiehl’s is also giving away 25 consolation gift bags with 7 of their premium products :) .  Watch Misschievous’ video below, please don’t worry that she’s speaking German, it’s subtitled in English.  In her video she showcases the Kiehl’s product prizes one by one and shares which are her favorites and how they work for her and she also gets into the nitty-gritty on this fabulously generous open arms giveaway by Kiehl’s.  By the way, she’s a fabulous online make-up artist and one of the best artsy self-taught ones I’ve seen, I encourage you to subscribe to her or follow her on her blog, Misschievous.tv.  Below the embedded giveaway video I’ve also pasted the written mechanics:





KIEHL’S CONTEST MECHANICS (OPEN WORLDWIDE)

The contest includes a giveaway for 25 giftbags containing Kiehl’s skincare products. One grand prize winner will receive one of these giftbags, plus a trip for you and a friend to attend the exclusive new Kiehl’s store opening in Munich, Germany on November 24, 2010.

The Grand Prize Winner:

You and a friend will attend the new store opening and have the chance to walk over a red carpet alongside many famous German celebrities. Afterwards you will be picked up by limousine to attend an afterparty at a chic Munich hotspot called HEART, and round out the evening by an overnight stay at a trendy design hotel. You will get the real VIP experience!

The 25 product giftbags contain:
Dermatologist Solutions Powerful-Strength Line-Reducing Concentrate
Midnight Recovery Concentrate
Ultra-Facial Cleanser
Ultra-Facial Toner
Creamy Eye Treatment mit Avocado
Mascara
LipGloss

How to enter:

1. Go to http://www.facebook.com/kiehlsdeutsch…
2. Click on „Like” to become a Fan of Kiehls Germany
3. Click on the tab „Gewinnspiel”, click on the red button in the template called “Jetzt Mitmachen”, then fill out the form with your details. You must select either Herr (Mr.) or Frau (Mrs.) from the drop down box before your name. The box for country seems to be amiss, just add your country code after the city.
4. Make sure to click the box with a checkmark to accept the privacy policy, then click on the button “Jetzt Mitmachen” again to send off your form.
4. The winners will be selected randomly by Kiehl’s and contacted directly by e-mail

All the prizes are sponsored by Kiehl’s Germany.
http://kiehls.de/

(If a minor wins the main prize, s/he will have to be accompanied by an adult.)

The contest is open worldwide! You do not have to live in Germany to enter. Good luck!

Contest ends November 17, 2010.

**Giveaway Information Reposted from Julia

07 November 2010

New set of brush!

Look.. I have a new set of Brushes... It was a love at first sight when I saw this. . . .


06 November 2010

Review: Chanel Rouge Allure Laque in Phoenix


This is my first CHANEL lipstick. I can say that I am very pleased to have this, not because of the brand itself but I am quite impressed with the quality of this..

Packaging:
The packaging isn't unique because it's similar to a regular lipgloss but it has this elegant and sophisticated style because the lacque is made of glass? - I don't know, but it feels like a glass. hahaha.

Color:
The color isn't bold, good enough to wear this lacque daytime and nighttime. Pigmentation is not intense like any other lipstick, but I believe you can build this color if you want more dramatic feel into your lips. I prefer using this like a lip stain,  - It gives me that pinky, healthy looking lips. :)

Texture:
It glides into my lips smoothly. And based to my experience, this lacque lasted on me for like 3hours.(without eating and drinking)

CONS:
  • I find this lacque very expensive! with the price of this lacque, you could actually buy 2 lipsticks from MAC. right? But I'm not regretting to have this, - I love this to bits. 
  • This lacque has weird smell. Talk about grandma's perfume. lol.
***Sorry if I took so long to review this, My brother in-law borrowed my camera, and I couldn't review without pictures to show. **** Peace!

04 November 2010

My Pink traincase


I am planning to enroll to a make-up school soon, that is why I bought this super cute pink diva traincase from legally vain.

I am so inlove with this traincase, it screams femininity, fashionable. . just perfect to tote this along to my make up school. I adore this more because it's light weight (made of veneer wood), it has lock - talk about anti-theft! :)

Unfortunately, I have to sell this cutiepie. why? because before I purchased this, I'm asking my husband to get me a trolley traincase, and little did i know, he surprised me! he bought my ultimate dream traincase and it's the same as fafinettex from youtube! I am so ecstatic when he told me about it. - he said.. " That traincase is cute, but what I got for you is wayyy wayy cuter than that.. and I was like.. what are you talking about? and then he finally said .. I asked my uncle to get the trolley of your dream, just for you.. oh my! I'm sooo excited!!!!



So, If anyone from my local readers wants to get this please let me know, Price is: 1600 :) Diva traincase is almost brand new, I got this 2 days ago. :)

03 November 2010

Beauty and Minerals TURNS 4 - Anniversary Sale


Hello Philippine readers! Ms. Sophia of Beauty and Minerals is having a Annual sale. I bought something from this, and I shall reveal it when my package arrives. Annual sale will only last this November, So come and check it out :) International readers can also avail of this promo. Beauty and Minerals has Excellent products to choose from. :) Click on that picture to redirect to her site.

25 October 2010

Chanel ROUGE ALLURE LAQUE in Phoenix


Watch out for my review about this Chanel ROUGE ALLURE LAQUE in Phoenix.

16 October 2010

MAC: Chatterbox


Mac Chatterbox is a bright baby pink color with warm undertones. This lipstick caught my attention, BIG TIME. I love how good it compliments my skin color. ( I am NC30 ) I feel very feminine when I wear this lipstick, It's such a great color, Not too bold and Intense. The color pay-off is great and last really well for me.  :)

MAC: Ravishing


Mac Ravishing is part of cremesheen collex which I adore by the way. I love how it moisturize my lips at least for me. Anyway, Its slightly red-orange on the tube, but when you use it, it's very pretty coral color. I believe this is really great for a summer color.. I use this most often in the office and I love love it. I get good compliments when I wear this lippy. So, if you love corals, you should get this too. :)

12 October 2010

Mini Haul

Can't wait to try this on. Swatches will follow soon. :)
Shout out to orangepulp of GT for being considerate and delivering my items on time. ♥

Review: Multi Cheek Color

(swatches L:Deepthroat R:Multicheekcolor)
This was given to me by MIL. The packaging is simple, this actually reminds me of canmake blush. I like it that it's pigmented when swatched. But When applied to cheeks it's almost barely there, I don't know, I find this weird and the blush itself is very shimmery. I look like a discoball when I over apply it. I guess this will be a good use if  I use this on top of a blush to create illuminance. Overall, Nothing special with this blush.. this is just so-so for me.

FOTD: Day look

Makeup used:
Face:
Maybelline Face Powder
Nyx concealer
Cheeks:
Nars Taj Mahal
Eyes:
Gold shadow from Sleek palette
Maybeline gel liner
Maybelline cat's eye mascara
Shu curler
Lips:
Mac Jazzed Lipstick
Nyx Lipgloss in natural

Review: Cargo Topeka

This is my very first Cargo blush. I chose topeka mainly because it's very wearble for everyday. Cargo Topeka' s color is  brownish-pink in pan, but when I apply it directly to my cheeks it's soft pink.. texture wise, it's very smooth, there's a hint of shimmer but not that visible. Cargo blushes retails for $26, I'm not complaining for the price, In my opinion it's very worth it, because the pan is so huge and I think this will last me like forever. Lol .Honestly, this blush is very comparable to nars blushes, they have the same pigmentation and for the staying power, they are almost the same. Both lasted me for like 5-7 hours..
The only thing that I don't like with this, is the packaging, I find it very cheap looking, but it's okay, I can stand it. I can say that I'm in love with this blush. It's definitely worth buying. And I'm looking forward to try other blushes like catalina or tonga

Mac lipsticks shade comparisons


Mac Show Orchid VS. Mac Petals and Peacock
I just thought to compare this two lipstick, I find it very similar. As you can see on the tubes, Both differs  in shade.
Show orchid shows as bright neon pink, while the petals and peacock shows as bright neon pink but more on lilac-y shade.
But when I swatched the two lippies, they totally look similar! as in very similar.. Well, I just thought if you like petals and peacock, and you missed
the mac collection of liberty london, you might wanna get show orchid instead. I believe Mac show orchid is a pro, but I believe it's available in ebay.
That's all, I hope this information helps. :)

Haul: Drugstore &; Blogger's sale

My Collective haul as of September.
See 3 Mac's? These are in Ravishing, Ever hip, Jazzed I only got them for like 15$ each. :)
I'm one happy girl with all my purchases.

EOTN: Smokey Green


Face:
1. Maybelline Pressed Powder
2. Nyx concealer in Beige
3.Oceanmist saffron color corrector
Eyes:
1.sleek palette
2.Maybelline eyeliner
3.Elianto bluegreen e/s
4.Avon mascara
Lips:
1.Mac ever hip lipstick

Collective haul

Mac eyeshadows: esspresso,embark, ricepaper,wedge,honesty,gleam,mylar and soft brown + 2 mineralized shadows Inter-view and Love connection got this from a beauty forum 2 for $5 such a bargain. The Luminous shadows,loose powder and cheek color was given by mom-in law, Bought the MAC ever hip lippy from a friend, this was her back-up. I'm glad she sold this to me :) Lastly, My first ever 219 pencil brush from Mac. :) oh, the red lippy came from mom-inlaw too. she's such a sweetheart isn't she?

I got this pouch from japan, This was given by my mom-inlaw
Hairbands - I got these at night bazaar. 3 for $2 :)

Nars Sertao + yummy japanese chocos

My take:
Nars Setao is my only neutral blush. For me, this is kind of highlighter blush, this is great when you use it as highlighter it gives that subtle glow. I'm still debating if I like this. I'm still having a love-hate relationship towards this, but hopefully I get to utilize this more because I don't want this to seat on my makeup traincase. I'm thinking to use this alone like as a blush.
I wonder what kind of finish will give effect on me. :) hehhehe. Anyway, my MIL just got back from japan and she handed to me this chocolates.
I'm so touched. hehehe she's really kind to me. and oh, she mentioned she bought me also some makeup and hoodies and skirt
oh, can't wait for the packages to arrive..

Review: Purederm Aloe Collagen Mask


What is it:
-100% Natural pulp sheet preventing skin trouble and providing close adhesion to skin
. -Aloe extract skin soothing and moisturizing.
-Collagen and Vitamin E age defying and brightening.
Directions:
Thoroughly cleanse and dry face. 2. Take out and unfold the mask and apply it on your face. 3. Wear the mask for 15~20 minutes and peel off slowly from the edges.
Effectivity:
The effect of this mask is somewhat promising. I felt softness and plumpiness of my skin, feels like I just went to a facial spa. :) and oh, It brightens my face aswell.
How soon did I see the effect & How long will it last?:
well masks like this gives effect  instantly and doesn't last very long. I believe that this type of mask will help immediate refreshening of your skin, Just imagine when the day you need something to liven up your skin, I'm sure this type of mask can do it and save some moolah too!
SideEffects:
As far as I remember, I didn't have any allergic reactions with this. It didn't break me out and no bumps sprouting around my chin and cheek area.
PS:
I will repurchase again in other variant. I am truly impressive with this mask. It delivers well with what they promise. :) I am happy that I got to try this one.

My Journey to skin beautifying



will post a review as soon as I consume all of these. :)

Nars Schiap Lipstick


My Mac orders


Yey! finally my mac orders are here! :)
**Blush doesn't belong to me.
yey! I'm so excited to show you guys what I got. :)

Review: Aquaphor healing ointment


What is Aquaphor?
Aquaphor Healing Ointment protects dry, cracked or irritated skin to help enhance the natural healing process and restore smooth, healthy skin.
  • Clinically proven to reduce healing time
  • Creates a protective barrier that seals in moisture
  • Helps heal raw, irritated skin caused by radiation treatments, facial resurfacing procedures and Atopic Dermatitis
  • Soothes and helps protect extremely dry, chapped or chafed skin and lips caused by winter weather or diabetes
  • Soothes and protects minor burns
  • Fragrance-free, preservative-free, non-irritating
Eucerin Promise: High quality ingredients and clinically-proven formulas that help keep your skin healthy. Eucerin skin care is safe for sensitive skin and so effective that it's been trusted by dermatologists for years.
My take:
Effectivity:
I fely my ever-dry lips became softer, smoother in an instant! and oh, no more flakiness! yay to that!
How soon did I see the effect?
I used this stuff on bedtime, and amazingly after I woke up, I felt the change! I'm super happy!
How long will it last?
It lasted on me like 5 hours, and I'll just re-apply it, and bam no more dry lips for me. Actually after that 5hours, my lips is still soft actually, I just need to reapply because I just want to. :)
Side Effects:
NONE. I find this product amazing!!!!!
** See this before & after pictures to appreciate. This is taken before bed time (Dry and chappy lips) And Morning (Hello, super soft and smooth lips!) **


PS:
I didn't re-apply aquaphor here., I just felt my lips is super moisturized. What else can i say? This is my HG Healing ointment for my ever dry lips!

NARS Crazed [Discontinued]

My take:
This blush is a raspberry pink with gold shimmers. Honestly, I like this blush because It gives me the kind of natural blush as if you just finished running,This blush has a great staying power due to its pigmentation.
I believe, this would fit all women of colors. and yes, A LITTLE GOES A LONG WAY.
There you have it, This is just a little review about this blush. Goodnight!
TIP: When using this blush, make sure you apply this very lightly, due to its intense pigmentation.
one swipe and you're good to go. :]

MAC: Well-dressed Blush


Mac Well-dressed blush is a lovely baby pink color. I bought this knowing that this will be a good baby pink when swiped on my cheeks.
I have read a lot of good reviews about this, unfortunately, this doesn't suit me. It doesn't show up on my nc35 skin. :(I think It would be better if
I purchase pink swoon instead.  I'm so sad that this doesn't suit my skin color, Out of disappointment I swapped this blush for a nars sertao - review coming up! Furthermore, I guess this is just good with fair skin/ cool toned beauties. ugh, I need to find a mac baby pink for myself or nars would be better.
Any suggestions?

NARS: Deepthroat




My take:
Deep Throat is a peachy pink blush with a small amount of gold shimmer. The shimmers are barely noticeable unless you look closely.
This blush is one of my favorite it gives me that natural-blushing-skin. And oh, when my cheeks starts to get oily it blends out and it gives me a dewy look.
I personally think this suits for all skintone. Pigmentation of this blush is just amazing. For your reference, I am NC35.  I'm still itching to try more nars blush. hahaha.. talk about spending much of your hard earned money for this blush but it's okay. Atleast I'm happy :)

PS: This could be an HG blush for me.

Mac: Lazy Day lipstick

Lazy Day lipstick from the collection of MAC to the Beach.

Lazy day is a Lustre finished lipstick described as a light dirty blue pink by mac.
I personally think that this lipstick is a cool toned lippy, It is indeed a gorgeous pink lipstick though it's too sheer on me, I don't know why, It  doesn't show up onto my lips, maybe because my lips is very pigmented. However, I tried experimenting this lippy, I mixed upOCC Hush and this one, and It gave me a nudey pink lippy which I loved  to bits! I also like the packaging looks cute though.

P.S.
I'm looking forward to get Jazzed lipstick and on the scene lipgloss from MAC Collection in the groove. (I believe it's already oos @ Mac online but,  I'm hoping MAC Philippines still have this stock. or else, I'm dead!)
That's all for tonight! Goodnight Beauties!

Benefit Coralista

This is my very first Benefit blush. I couldn't believe that I just owned it now. gahh! I super like the color pay-off! It's corally and very sheen, just a perfect color for summer. When you wear this blush, It gives you that glowing skin which I loove!  This blush is just Gorgeous, Gorgeous.  Btw, I didn't include any swatch of this blush because I forgot to take a shot, but I know there are tons of swatches of this because a lot of beauty bloggers already reviewed this blush. :] but, if you still want a swatch of this, just let me know okay?



That's all for tonight! Goodnight beauties!

Avon Super extend mascara



I was not too impressed when I first used this, I feel like it just define and lengthen a bit, nothing dramatic/volumizing. After playing around with it, I have come to like it much better. This mascara works best if you apply it on 3 coats, By this technique, It will make your lashes  longer .
The mascara doesn't dry or flakes atleast for me. Overall, I'm happy with it, but I'm still  looking out for a mascara that will give volume and make my lashes longer at the same time.