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Beauty Tag from Angel

Friday, January 25, 2013

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     Two weeks ago, Angela of Angelamhiere's Little Heaven tagged me in her post Beauty Tag from Erika. My apologies if it took me so long to share my beauty basics. I've been contemplating if I'll answer the questions straight-forward or will share what I really have since there's only few makeups on my stash. I love the simple/day/no makeup look that's why you'll seldom see me with eyeshadows even during events. So most that you'll see here are my HG's.  I will just give a brief details on each item or category. You can click on the captions below the photo to see my full review :D


BLUSH OR BRONZER 

     I'm a cheektint girl during my college years. I can't leave the house without staining my cheeks with this kind of blush. But as years passed by and with some reason (when my fave cheek tint from Mistine got discontinued) I just lost my passion for cheek tints. Two years ago I've tried to rekindle my love for cheek tints that's why I grabbed the opportunity when I bought this pre-loved tint from Benefit online. 

     My HG blush of the moment is Skinfood Rose Cheek Chalk in Rose Peach. I also have another blush and it's a mineral blush from Virginia Olsen. I haven't tried it though and will test it one of this day and see if I'll be fine with mineral blush on my cheeks.
Skinfood Rose Cheek Chalk Blush
Benefit Cha Cha Tint
Virginia Olsen Minerals Terra Cotta Blush


LIPGLOSS OR LIPSTICK

     Since I'm a late makeup bloomer, my first love was lipgloss. I love how light and girly glosses can be. But when I started lurking here in the blogosphere, I discovered so many kinds of lipsticks and my eyes were mesmerized by the colors specially pink ones. These two babies are my current faves, actually they're three but my grandmother saw me sporting Rogue Deluxe in Just Peachy from SNOE and she really liked the color so I just gave it to here since I can buy that from Snoe anytime. Loving these cool toned pink lippies from MAC and N.Y.X
MAC Girl About Town Lisptick
NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in Addis Ababa

LIPBALM OR LIP BUTTER

     Lipbalm baby! Handy, moisturising and fun since almost all the flavors smells very nice and some can be delicious too :D My current fave: Carmex (who doesn't love Carmex?) and EOS- my first organic lipbalm. Cute shape eh?
Carmex Lipbalm in a Jar
EOS (Evolution of Smooth) Smooth sphere in Honeysuckle Honeydew

MATTE OR SPARKLE EYESHADOWS

     If you're a long time reader of this blog, I presume you know that I rarely put eyeshadows. I can count the days where I colored my eyelids and it's not me who did the eyemakeup. These eyeshadows below came from giveaway prizes and Virginia Olsen Minerals Holiday Collection Launch loot bag. So I can't answer the question based on my fave but If I were to choose, I'd choose the sparkle one because I love the fantasy effect when I tried it on the eyes. 
NYX Chrome Eyeshadow
Virginia Olsen Minerals Holiday Collection Eyeshadow in Stardust
Virginia Olsen Minerals Choco Eyeliner
Covergirl Eyeshadow Stick

FOUNDATION OR CONCEALER

     Powder foundation and BB cream. I use bb creams as base and powder foundation to set the bb cream. I've tried so many bb creams before, most of them were sample sachets. Never got a full-sized one and the one I considered as full sized was a pre-loved one pa. The Majolica Majorca Skin Remaker Pore Cover is soooo love! I already hit the pan and will buy a refill this coming February. I'm glad that there's 4U2 dreamgirl Lovelight BB powder to save the day. This became the substitute of my favorite powder foundation when I was on a tight budget.
Majolica Majorca Skin Remaker Pore Cover
4U2 dreamGirl Lovelight BB Powder

     GEL, CREAM, LIQUID OR PENCIL EYELINER

     I'm fine with liquid eyeliner but I always make a mistake on creating thin and thick lines because of my weird eyelids. I also like cream and gel liners because of the pigmentation it gives whenever I'm using it. But these two are my current faves. Virginia Olsen for a more dramatic look- can be used as an eyeshadow too while the San San Eyeliner Pen for days when I'm lazy putting makeup on my face.

     Since I'm using bb cream I use my fingers to apply it. I also use my fingers to apply the Skinfood Rose Cheek Chalk or the sponge that comes with it. This landmark kabuki brush for my powder foundation. Another brush from Landmark- Artist Studio for my eyeliner and Marrionaud duo brush for my eyebrows. This Virginia Olsen Minerals eyeshadow brush came from the loot that we took home after the Fantasy Holiday Collection launch. Still unused :(
Landmark Retractable Kabuki Brush
Marrionaud Eyeliner Brush
Artist Studio Eyeliner Brush
Virginia Olsen Minerals Eyeshadow Brush

PRODUCTS I CAN'T LIVE WITHOUT

     And now my stash is getting bigger because two new products that I'm road-testing can be a HG material. The Tony Moly 7 Day Tattoo Eyebrow and Nichido Mineral Concealer Stick that I'm using as eyeliner for my waterlines. Will update you once I considered them my HG and will make a review soonest. I'm also road testing this bb cream from Skin79- it's the Oriental bb cream but I'm having a hard time using this.
Skin79 The Oriental BB Cream
Nichido Minerals Stick Concealer
Artist Studio Eyeliner Brush
Tony Moly 7 Day Tattoo Eyebrow
     
     Hope you enjoyed reading this beauty tag. If you have questions just leave a comment and I'll try my best give my honest thoughts on these products :) Thanks for reading dearies! Have a lovely Friday :) 

     I tag all the beauty bloggers, feel free to answer this post on your blog too :D

Good Times!~

What's in my Kikay Kit

Tuesday, August 07, 2012


     Hi dearies! How's everyone lately? It's been raining all day and night. I hope and I pray for our safety. Even though I'm rarely watching news about current events, I still feel there are families who suffers from the calamities bought by these typhoons and heavy rains. 
     Anyhoo, I noticed that I haven't posted anything about my recent makeup stash. The last one I think was the Eye Makeup Essential post. To tell you honestly, I rarely wear makeup these days. I feel more comfortable with my skin now and I think I really need to feel comfortable with it. Makeup only enhances my features and I don't want to wear makeup just because I want to hide my flaws. But there were times that I cannot control my breakouts. It's really hormonal and our humid weather also adds a factor to it. So when my skin is acting up, I feel uncomfortable with it. I feel the need to add a heavy duty concealer for pimple marks and a full coverage bb cream. I mentioned before that I'm a late bloomer when it comes to makeup and it really shows with my makeup stash. From the time that I started lurking in forums and here in blogosphere to read and compare reviews, these were the only thing that I purchased and accumulated. Most of the products here are my HG. 
     I only have one makeup/ kikay kit :D I don't bring this with me when I'm going to attend events or outside the house for some errands. This always sits in my closet and I'll just bring two things with me (lip balm and lip cream) and place it inside my bag.
Silver Pouch from Watson's


2. Majolica Majorca jeweling eye pencil- used once











     My makeup must haves: BB cream and/or Powder Foundation+ Undereye concealer+Eyeliner+eyebrow powder+ mascara and I'm good to go. If I feel like I want to glam up my face, I'll add the blush and the jeweling eyeliner. For the lips, I just swipe some lip balm: Carmex, EOS or Human Heart Nature and/or my favorite N.Y.X Addis Ababa soft matte lip cream for a touch of color.

     Basically that's it loves. So what's inside your makeup kit? Share it away guys :D

  Good Times!~

Maven's Beauty Mall Tour + New BFs

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

     Hi loves! How's your week doing so far? My Monday started not so well. I had headache the whole day yesterday and today. I'm afraid that my body is already immune with Mefenamic Acid- my one and only pain buddy. Ibrupofen and Paracetamol are not working for me anymore. Boo! Maybe I should consult a doctor about this. Anyway, here's what happened a couple of weeks ago. I attended Maven's Beauty Mall Tour last July 14 (Saturday) at Trinoma Cinema lobby and met new BFs :D 
Maven's Beauty Mall Tour 
Angel Locsin on the cover of Maven Magazine
     The event includes a fun-filled day of fashion workshops, career talks, tips from the experts, advice from a certified dermatologist about skin care, beauty 101 and a makeover session. There were free cupcakes and free-flowing champagne, fabulous discounts on different makeup brands, instant prizes and freebies! 
Maven's Beauty Mall Tour 
The Speaker from JobsDB giving tips and advice on finding the right job
I forgot his name :(
Maven's Beauty Mall Tour 
Dr. Michelle Manuel, guest speaker explaining and enumerating different skin problems of women.
Maven's Beauty Mall Tour 
Freebies! There's a lot of surprises inside :D
Maven's Beauty Mall Tour 
Yay! It's indeed a loot full of surprises ^_^
Athena Milk, Benefit The Porefessional Mini, Goody Elastics , Human Heart Nature lipbalm, Nivea Whitening lotion, Suesh Makeup tool , Soap samples from Prime Skin Care Asia, L'Oreal Samples
Maven's Beauty Mall Tour 
Photo grabbed from Aya
With fashion and beauty bloggers
      I wasn't able to finish the event because I decided to meet up with fashion and beauty bloggers. I'm sooo excited but nervous to meet new people specially those I consider top beauty and fashion bloggers nowadays. Well, I'm really happy to meet these girls! I enjoyed talking to them and sharing them my passion about skin care and makeup. I also want to thank them for their advice. There's no dull moment that day. I'm blessed because I found new friends who accepted me for who I am. I really, really enjoyed their company :)))  

     I'm excited to try new products from the loot. This will be my first time using a primer so watch out for my review. That's all for now loves! Have a great week ahead :D 

Good Times!~



     

For the Love of Benefit+ Skinfood Rose Cheek Chalk

Friday, February 10, 2012

    
     Hi lovelies! As much as I wanted to make a review on new stuffs that I bought last month, my camera is acting up again! phew~ I can't take pictures clearly so I decided to use my phone and make a quick post on what I won in a birthday blog sale. These makeups are actually lemmings and I'm happy even though it's not brand new, I can test and try it and see why some girls go gaga over it.
     I always budget the money I get from my husband that's why I consider some makeups high end and one of them is Benefit. So when I saw that there's an ongoing birthday blog sale, I took the advantage of joining and luckily I won. These are the stuffs included in the loot:

Benefit Cha Cha Tint and Skinfood Rose Cheek Chalk

     I'm happy that my makeup stash is getting bigger and bigger. Does it mean I'm a makeup addict now? I think I'm not because I'm just starting to appreciate makeup unlike before. I'm still trying to learn how to put cheek tint and cream blush because I always end up looking like a clown or hit by Pacquiao. Kidding aside, but I'm telling you the truth that I really need to watch you tube videos for tutorials and practice every day. 
    I hope I can share with you nice photos of me wearing Benefit Cha Cha tint and Skinfood Rose Cheek Chalk. 
    What's your Benefit lip and cheek tint favorites? I would love to hear your suggestions on how to apply cheek tint for that natural and healthy glow. Thanks for sharing!


Good Times!~


Kath


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