I know you have heard a lot of things about NYX's matte lip cream. What else has not been said? Hehe.
This is included on my make up top picks for 2011. I've always wanted to try a matte red lipstick because of watching Captain America twice. But I did not want to shell out on Nars or MAC lipstick.
I've actually had these babies for awhile (I've been using Stockholm since August) and I always catch myself looking for these lip creams when I don't know what to put on my lips.
Amsterdam on my lips
Istanbul on my lips
I didn't post a photo of me wearing Stockholm because I have already posted a photo on my previous post of myself wearing it. I love these lip creams! Of course it has its cons of defining your lip lines but it's bearable for me. I do not mind retouching. Sometimes, I use EOS lip balm prior to application of the lip cream. But doing that defeats the purpose of the lip cream being matte. I don't mind though. If I'm not mistaken, these lip creams are available in 12 shades and I'm thinking of getting all the shades or at least restocking these 3 lip creams that I have. My only tip to those who haven't tried this lip cream is this: if you don't mind showing a bit of lip lines, then try this. If it matters to you a whole lot (showing of lip lines), then ditch this product.
On what seemed like a normal day, methinks I dressed up too casually only to find out that I had a meeting in the afternoon and buffet dinner at a hotel.
Pink Manila purple chiffon blouse and blue leggings
Aldo shoes in Hyath | Louis Vuitton Epi Noe
black patent flat shoes
Of course I had to bring extra shoes with me after wearing 5inch heels for about 8 hours. Apologies for the lack of makeup posts. With all the holiday rush and whatnot, I could barely blog about makeup reviews whatsoever.
For all its worth, I will be having another makeup blog sale. So stay tuned!
Aside from the leopard print flats that I bought from the bazaar, I finally bought a pair of flats trom Soleil flats. What sold me was the shoes bag that cane with it. I mean it's truly a must have! Definitely way better than bringing a paper bag with your shoes in there!
Get a pair now as they run out of stock fast!
I've always been curious about E.L.F.'s lipsticks because of its affordable price. It's also the same reason why I haven't bought their lipstick until Thanksgiving day. I shell on on YSL and Shu Uemura lipsticks because I know they deliver. Paying Php1,500+ for one lipstick is no joke. But spending on a lipstick that is less than Php200 is no joke either.
Everytime I go to a department store and see E.L.F.'s station, I would always as in always swatch they lipsticks but would never buy. But when everything had a discount on Thanksgiving day, I finally decided to buy them. The boyfriend helped me in choosing what shades to get.
E.L.F. lipstick in Voodoo (red one) and Classy (pink one)
lipstick swatches (without flash)
Classy and Voodoo on my lips
Voodoo stain on my cup
- available at leading department stores
- affordable - only Php129.75
- no weird scent
- color pay off is good
- convenient packaging as you can see the shade from the outside
- Voodoo feels like a satin lipstick while
- Classy somewhat feels like lustre
- only four shades to choose from (Classy, Voodoo, Seductive, Gypsy)
- poor staying power
- somewhat hard to apply; doesn't glide smoothly
- poor packaging; kind of difficult to turn
- easily stains on anything the lip touches
- requires retouch every time your lips will touch something
- Voodoo feels like a satin lipstick while
- Classy somewhat feels like lustre
Even though these lipsticks do not deliver like my other lipsticks, I still like them. It's most likely because of the shades. I really really like Voodoo because it's not bluish red. It's kind of dark red actually in person. And I prefer that kind of red then bright red. As for Classy, I also like how its shade screams sweet and sexy at the same time. The shade somewhat reminds me of MAC's Please Me - only it's not in matte. But of course, I really hate the staying power or the lack thereof.
I'm not sure if I will buy this item again but as of the meantime, I enjoy using it. For those that do not mind retouching lipsticks every so often, then you might want to try this lipstick. The available shades are really nice.
As I've mentioned here in my blog, I am currently addicted to animal prints. Last week, I went to the Port 88 bazaar to get something for a friend. I had no plans of buying anything. However, I ended up with a haul again.
One of the things I bought was this pair of flats.
It was one of those love at first sight shoes. However, I've been having a lot of love-at-first-sight recently. The fact that it's an animal print is a given. What sold me was the red lining at the back of the shoes. It added more attitude.
You can buy this pair at High Style Fancy. They are actually selling a lot of shoes. It's like you're in shoe heaven most especially if you are into heels like me!
Who would have thought that concealer has a primer too?
If you think about it, a concealer is comparable to an eyeshadow. It can be cream, powder, etc. If eyeshadows have a primer, then it would also be fitting that concealers have primers, too.
Honestly speaking though, this is the first time I have ever heard of a concealer primer. Or at least that's what I remember. That's why when I saw this "set" (if you can call it that), I immediately bought it. The set comes with the primer, Erase Paste, and the 2011 Best Beige eyeshadow for 2011 as per Allure Magazine.. Cream Eyeshadow in Birthday Suit.
3 items sold together for USD26.
Spray a small amount. This amount goes a long way.
Dab 3 dots on your eyelids and below your eyes
Primer blended around my eyes.
Erase Paste dotted on my chin.
Benefit Erase Paste
Maybelline Clear Smooth Mineral Foundation in Buff
Myra-E moisturizer with SPF15
Ellana Foundation in Flirtation
Benefit Stay Don't Stray Primer
Benefit Erase Paste
NYC Kohl brow pencil in Dark Brown
Revlon Brow Fantasy in Brunette
Majolica Majolica Jewelling Palette in GD886
Harajuku Girl liquid eyeliner
Majolica Majorca Lash Expander Frame Plus
EOS lip balm (passion fruit)
NYX matte lip cream in Stockholm
after 8 hours
I deeply appreciate the intent of Stay Don't Stray Primer. However, I kind of find it difficult to apply. You have to be extra careful in applying it cos if you apply too much, it will appear too white around your eyes. It takes awhile to get used to it. I'm liking the Erase Paste concealer. This salmon concealer makes my eyes brighter than my MAC NC30 concealer. As for the Birthday Suit cream eyeshadow, I also like the color but it's kind of reminiscent of Stila's Kitten eyeshadow.
Overall, I don't mind buying the primer and concealer once I finish them. I believe these products will be available at Benefit's flagship store in Greenbelt 5. I'm just not sure if you can buy the set or if it's a Sephora exclusive.
I lost more than half of my Charm brushes two or three weeks ago. Then today, my short handled MAC 190 decided to fall off when I was putting on makeup this morning.
I think I can glue it to make it stick but the strands are separating into several partitions when I tried to put it back. Hassle.
Last night, i went to the mall to look for DUO eyelash adhesive as I need it tomorrow. So, I went around the department store to look around. But when I saw the stall of VMV Hypoallergenics, I just had to stop and check their counter.
I initially asked for their Elation Shampoo but the sales assistant said that their hair care is from the Essence line only. I asked for bottles of shampoo and conditioner so I could them a try. They also offered me the glycerin soap from the same line and I thought I'd give it a try too. Then, I asked for their toothpaste since my chin is forever breaking out! Ooh, I also asked for the creammy moisturizer but it is currently out of stock. Sigh, it has got to be my current favorite moisturizer and my tube is almost empty.
I also added to my haul a volumizing brush from Goody and a clear nail polish from Caronia. I couldn't find DUO so I settled with the one that I saw at Beauty Bar.
I will be reviewing the VMV products by next week so please stay tuned!
* blogged using the Blogger app for iPhone.
If you notice, the makeup that mostly comprises of this blog is lipstick. I love lipstick with all my heart that even saying that a million times does not justify it. There's just something about lipsticks that make me want it even more and more.
If I'm into lipsticks, then of course I might be putting something on my lips prior to lipstick application. I have several lip balms, lip erase, and lip primers. But I never had a favorite.
Not until I met EOS lipbalm!
I've been using it since August and I haven't used any of my lip balms ever since. I really really love this product because it makes my lipsticks stay longer (particularly my NYX lipsticks).
I totally recommend this product to all lippie junkees out there!
EOS lip balm is available at Digital Traincase.
* blogged using the Blogger app for iPhone.
Saturday, December 03, 2011 makeup event
In case you haven't dropped by the Moonlit Bazaar yet, today is the last day for this week!
Please drop by! They have a pretty good selection.. as always!
Please do not forget to drop by the booth of BeautyPro Cosmetics, Beauty & Minerals, and Digital Traincase!
Beauty Pro Cosmetics offers you two great palettes, the Sweet and Smokey palette and the Crazy Color palette! Brigitte Santos is the brain behind these two awesome palettes
Beauty & Minerals offers mineral make-up and the ever famous Charm brushes - brought to you by Sophie Uy!
Digital Traincase caters to your NYX makeup fixation! Thank you Sol!
Lastly, you will get a free makeover from Brigitte when you purchase a Beauty Pro Cosmetics palette! Trust me, she really knows how to prettify people!
I am probably the last beauty blogger to rave about Tony Moly or talk about it at least. When Tony Moly opened its shop in Manila, I was on what I'd like to call make-up hiatus. I have a lot of makeup that I still haven't opened until now (hello palettes) and I've been trying to fulfill my New Year's list in which one of the items in it was to stop buying unnecessary makeup.
However, I dyed my hair dark brown which turned out to be almost black. It somewhat bothers me seeing my eyebrows dark brown since my NYC eyebrow pencil is brown.
I'm currently a cheapskate because Christmas is just around the corner so I looked for an eyebrow pencil that isn't to steep on the pocket.
So, I thought it's time to try Tony Moly :)
Tony Moly Lovely Eyebrow Pencil in Gray (#2)
Gray Eyebrow Pencil on my left eyebrow.
Right eyebrow was left bare for comparison.
- very affordable! Retails at Php148
- available in all SM Department Stores
- easy to apply
- glides smoothly
- stays true to the color
- comes with a built-in spoolie
- comes in 3 shades: Black, Gray, and Brown
- brown is always out of stock
I am loving this product! I know they pencil is gray but because it's really pigmented, I only need a few strokes to achieve the kind of black that comes close to my hair color. Another thing that makes me like this product even more is the fact that it is easy to apply. If you have been reading my blog, I admitted that I'm not good at the eyebrow department. I just can't get it right. Well, I still can't get it right with this eyeliner. But my brows look way better when I'm using this compared to my brown eyebrow pencil. Perhaps it's because of the fact that it glides on smoothly. It doesn't build on a certain part of my eyebrow which usually causes uneven application of the color. Since this is pigmented, I think this pencil will last me for a long time.
This product is definitely a must try. It's worth it, I swear!
Earlier this month, Rajo Laurel released his collection for his collaboration with SM Parisian. It was officially available last 15 November at SM Department Stores. A lot of women went gaga to get a pair. And I was one of them. I was very lucky to get the pair that I wanted! (note: last pair of my size) This is one of those times that I like being a size 8 (although I'm a true 7).
The shoes are very comfy, honestly. But the question is, when and where can I wear it? This has always been my problem when it comes to shoes. I really really love shoes and most of the shoes that I fancy are not the ones that can be worn on a daily basis. I have about 10 pairs of shoes that I haven't worn until now. Still waiting for the right time to wear them haha!
Last Saturday, I met up with college friends for dinner in BGC and I decided to wear my Rajo x Parisian heel less shoes!
Summersault backless polo shirt | Mango shorts
Rajo x SM Parisian heel less shoes
Coconut Gold leopard print satchel
Michael Kors chronograph watch | Charriol ring
Charriol bangle | Tiffany & Co chain bracelet
I didn't wear too many accessories that night as I wanted the attention to be on my shoes. I also used the satchel as a purse and hid its strap inside.
Rajo x Parisian shoes range from Php999 to Php2,199. Go grab a pair now before everything is sold out!
Coconut Gold offers colorful satchels for a very affordable price! Also, they have a free shipping promo going on! Avail it now and give your friends or yourself a new satchel for Christmas!
* image taken from VMV's website
I'm currently loving VMV Hypoallergenics' Essence shampoo and conditioner. It smells so good on my hair. What I love the most is the hair conditioner cos it has a "big hint of mint." I just love how it feels on my scalp. I am not a fan of mint but the sensation it gives on my scalp is simply amazing.
I only have travel sizes of the shampoo and conditioner. I'm definitely buying the regular size once I finish the bottles. They are so worth it, I tell you.
What hair care are you loving now?
If there is one thing I do not like about my face, it is none other than my eyebrows. I don't like everything about it. The shape. Its unevenness. It has a life on its own, simply put. I'm one of those people that cannot draw the perfect eyebrows.
So, I went to Browhaus to try my luck again. The first time I went there was for threading only. I went this time to try their Browgraphy since I have a 20% off GC. Browgraphy is basically threading + brow dye (bleach) whichever the proper term is.
The session did not take too long. It only lasted more or less 40 minutes. I told the lady that I wanted my eyebrows to be dark brown. She said she had to dye it lighter first then dark to achieve the shade that I wanted.
eyebrows dyed for 15minutes
peeping Toms while waiting
Brow Resurrection is intriguing for it costs 35 grand!
this is what their Browhaus' rooms look like from the outside
Browhaus offers the following.
my eyebrows after 30-40 minutes
I loved my eyebrows the moment the lady who threaded my brows said it was done. It looked perfect. It was the mataray eyebrows that I've always wanted. The boyfriend said I looked too mataray with the brows but it was still okay. I was also told by the lady that the color of my brows would last for at least a week. And I firmly believed them. After all, Browgraphy costs Php1,280 so I thought they are credible enough.
However, after taking a shower the following day, my brows didn't look like that anymore. My brows looked lighter again. In short, FAIL.
I'll still go back to Browhaus to have my eyebrows done. But I will never try Browgraphy ever again.
Thursday, November 24, 2011 non-makeup post
After a long tiring day, I'm about to have dinner at BonChon with the love of my life.
Wasn't able to finish my clearance from HSBC so I'd have yo come back tomorrow.
Also I'm still sick. I got worse cos I kinda lost my voice. Para akong nagbibinata with my voice.
Doing last minute christmas shopping for relatives and for me too!
There are alot of things I'm thankful for. I'm even thankful for the fact that I'm currently unemployed.
And here's an FOTD to end the day.
Top from Forever 21 and red satchel from Coconut Gold!
As I've said in my previous post, I have been lemming for a satchel for several months now. And it was only this month that I finally satisfied my lemming. I try to use my satchel as often as I can. I even compromise what I wear with the satchel at times. That's how much I'm loving them satchels.
I went on a "date" with my mom and L one day and was finally able to take photos of myself wearing the satchel!
15" distressed gray satchel from SoS (L uses it with my MacBook Pro inside)
11" tan satchel from SoS
photo with my mom
Animal print earrings and connector ring from Super Sale Bazaar
Believe it or not, it was my mom that insisted to take photos of me in Greenbelt. She loves photo ops anywhere and everywhere at any given time. We took more than 10 photos which she uploaded on FB. Oh, with different poses too - think ANTM. No kidding. But I'm still shy to post those kind of photos.
If you're thinking of buying a satchel, I suggest you buy one from SoS. It does not go out of style. It's 100% genuine leather. It's Filipino made. Most of all, the owner is super nice!
Have a great Tuesday, ladies!
I love nail art although you will usually see me wearing pain polish. It's restricted to wear very bold colors. But I just had to try my luck. So, I bought myself some nail art stickers, applied them to my nails, and wore it to work!
I used Etude House's baby pink polish as base for the nail art.