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Product Review: MAC Coral Bliss Lipstick

Sunday, June 16, 2019

     I've been lemming for a pretty pink with peach or coral shade lipstick for years now and finally found one in MAC's Cremesheen formula- Coral Bliss. A pretty pink and peach lipstick shade that is perfect for summer and for lazy days when I don't want to wear makeup. The pink and peach tones in this lipstick give a pretty pop of color on my lips whenever I want to brighten up my day. 

     I bought this in an instant because I forgot to bring my lipstick the day I'm on my way to an event. My plan is to buy MAC Angel first before this but after seeing how pretty this baby after the SA (sales lady) handed me the bullet at MAC Sm Aura, I got totally sold. I said to myself that I'm getting this shade not only because of my lemming but it's a nice shade that screams summer. More about MAC Coral Bliss after the jump.

Product Review: MAC Coral Bliss Lipstick

Product Review: MAC Kinda Sexy Lipstick

Monday, August 06, 2018

     I'm slowly building my MAC lipstick arsenal. My first shade was Girl About Town which was a 'pasalubong' pa from my cousin years ago. During that time, I was so obsessed with MAC lipstick to the point that I want to hoard or buy all the shades once there's a new collection. I know it's crazy but a girl can never have too many lipsticks, right?!

     But then I realized that I only need to splurge on the shades that I really want and will suit my skin tone. After all, a lipstick, in general, has a shelf-life of two years after the first swipe and if I will hoard that much, some or all will just be sitting in my drawer waiting to be tossed. I already have a red, pink, and purple shade of MAC lipstick and this time I want a neutral one that I can use every day. Guess what, I've found the perfect neutral shade that I can sport with or without makeup- MAC Kinda Sexy!

Product Review: MAC Kinda Sexy Lipstick

Product Review: MAC Ruby Woo Lipstick

Monday, February 22, 2016

     I have a long list of lemmings especially makeups and to be more specific a long list of lipstick shades from different high-end brands. Crossing one shade in the list today because I finally got myself a tube of MAC Ruby Woo last year. It's supposed to be a birthday gift to myself but became an impulse buy when I dropped by in MAC Store at Sm Makati.

     This famous red shade lipstick from MAC has been raved many times by beauty bloggers around the globe and an all-time favorite of famous celebrities here and abroad. Sharing with you some photos and swatches below and why despite the things I don't like about Mac Ruby Woo, I will still highly recommend this shade to you!

Product Review: MAC Ruby Woo Lipstick

Product Review: MAC Up The Amp Lipstick

Monday, December 29, 2014

     And the MAC lipstick addiction goes on! I think I'll be in love with MAC lipsticks forever. I can say 'Once you go MAC, you will never go back!' I had a chance to get hold of this shade from MAC when Rae posted on her Instagram account that she'll be letting go of some of her lipsticks. Knowing her, I didn't doubt about the lipstick's condition and never even bothered if the lipstick is pre-loved. She sanitized the lipstick properly and have used the product only a couple of times.

     This shade from MAC lipsticks is one of my lemmings. It's on my MAC lipstick shades wishlist. Out of 10 shades, I already have 3. So I guess the wishes are coming true one lipstick at a time :) According to MAC's website this shade is a Colour plus texture for the lips. Stands out on the runway. Simmers on the street! What made M·A·C famous. Click CONTINUE READING to see the swatches and if it suits my skin tone.

Product Review: MAC Up The Amp Lipstick

Sample Room Products for April + Another Major Haul :)

Friday, May 02, 2014

     I really love Sample Room! Every time they replenish their stocks, the samples mostly full-sized samples are very promising and interesting. I already made a review of Vidal Sassoon Premium Color Care Series (shampoo and conditioner) and I think this range will be complete with the treatment. So when I accumulated again the points that I used last March after reviewing the products, I immediately grabbed a sample of the hair treatment. I also availed the Celeteque Bacne Spray to test it with hubby's bacne. I swear by Celeteque products. They're from Unilab- one of my tried and tested brand for skin care, health and wellness. To complete my April Sample Room Haul, I availed the Hygienix hand sanitizer. Being an OC mom, I always make sure that my hands and Kenzo's hands are always clean and germ free. I also purchased some beauty essentials and skin care products from different brands. Click CONTINUE READING to see more :)
Sample Room Products for April + Another Major Haul :)
Vidal Sassoon Premium Color Care Treatment, Hygienix Hand Sanitizer and Celeteque Bacne Spray

Product Review: MAC Pink Nouveau Lipstick

Sunday, August 11, 2013

     Happy Sunday dearies! I'm so happy that finally, I can now share how MAC Pink Nouveau lipstick looks like on me. But before you scroll down to see the pictures, let me tell you a short story why I bought this shade even if it's pre-loved.

     I've known this infamous shade from MAC long before I've had my Girl About Town. Actually, this was the first shade of MAC lipstick that I'm lusting. For years, I'm having a doubt if the shade will fit my skin tone because most of the comments from different forums that I visited had a love-hate relationship with Pink Nouveau or PN as what they called this baby. There were girls who love the shade so much that they even buy backups. Those ladies who had this lipstick on their stash hate it because sometimes they say that the shade sucked out the color on their face and made them looked like a zombie. So because of these observations, I erased PN on my mind but not on my wishlist. Since I'm very eager to have this shade and I don't want to spend a fortune on it, I lurked on the Seller's corner of GT Forums and waited for a pre-loved PN. But unfortunately, all the pre-loved PN was selling like hot cakes that time and I always check the sellers' profile before I consider to buy them or not, even though I want to try this lipstick so bad, sanitation is also my number one priority in buying pre-loved cosmetics.

MAC Satin Lipstick Pink Nouveau

July Haul

Saturday, July 27, 2013

      Before this month ends, let me share with you the products that I've purchased on different days. If you notice, most of the items here are my HG's so if you want to read my review I'll provide the link below. I want you to know that most of my "haul post" showcase my HG skin care brands. Pardon me because I try to veered away from buying things that I don't need and if I know it will irritate my skin, I'll skip it. I always think more than 10 times before buying new skin care product or makeup. I hope you'll not get bored of reading my haul post. But I assure you that there will be 1 or 2 items that's new so that I can share my review especially on latest cosmetic products in the market today that's budget friendly!
     
     So lets start with my favorite cleanser, Eskinol that I've been replenishing since the day I discovered it from Janet's review. I love this cleanser doesn't irritate my skin and didn't make my breakout worse even if I ran the soaked cotton ball on them. It just sting big time XD. My next purchase was Maybelline Make Up Remover, it's my 3rd bottle. I only use this if I have photo shoot and I need to remove my eye makeup. This baby melts away stubborn eye shadows and waterproof eyeliners :) I'm not planning to buy a new contact lens because I still have 3 designs that I use alternately during photo shoots but when I saw that Dull to Doll was having a clearance sale, I immediately purchased this one. It's purple and I already used it in one of my photo shoot weeks ago. 
GEO Contact Lens
Eskinol Spot-less White Facial Deep Cleanser
Maybelline Make Up Remover Eye and Lip

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

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Product Review: MAC Girl About Town Lipstick

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

     I'm having second thoughts if I should just make a swatch post or a review about this product. Since this is my first MAC lippie, I'll base this review on my first impressions. Anyhoo, I really wanted to have this MAC Amplified Creme Lipstick a year ago when I saw gorgeous swatches of Girl About Town from GT forum. But this lemming took so long because every time I have extra money to buy makeup, I feel guilty splurging on high-end ones.

     Yes, for a cheapskate like me MAC Cosmetics are a way to high for my budget. I'm drooling over those pretty shades of lipstick from MAC whenever I pass by their counters. I'm very happy when my cousin from the US came home for a vacation. She asked me what "pasalubong" I want and without a doubt, I said MAC Girl About Town. So here it is, my first MAC lipstick in action! I Will not blabber too much because of my excitement to show you the gorgeousness of this shade ^_^

MAC Girl About Town

Help Me Choose, Pretty Please?

Friday, November 04, 2011

     My mother-in-law is going home for a vacation from Saudi Arabia this month. She is a chief nurse in a government hospital there and every time she goes for a vacation here, she always asks me for a "pasalubong" that I want. She already gave me different perfumes and jewelry. This time, I wanted something different. Since I'm just a few swipes away on hitting the pan of my MAC Studio fix powder foundation, I realized that this will be my chance to have a new one. But I'm confused because I have read good reviews on other powder foundations like Kanebo, Revlon, and Shiseido.


    I told my husband that it would be a lot cheaper to buy one of these at Duty-Free Fiesta Mall. I'm still undecided what powder foundation to buy. By the way, I'm just using this on special occasions or having a girls night out. I'm a plain housewife and I seldom go outside the house.

     My dear readers, please help me choose and decide. I know it's a trial and error when it comes to finding the right powder foundation. Your suggestions and comments are highly appreciated. Thanks a lot!


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