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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


     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


     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 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


     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


     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


     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


     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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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!~

Product Review: San San Waterproof Eyeliner Pen with Vitamins A, C & E

Tuesday, May 01, 2012

     Hi lovelies! I'm sooo lazy these past few days. It's really hot everywhere. I can't concentrate on doing simple household chores and easily get pissed off with my son's naughtiness. I need to stay calm and some window shopping can stop my temperament from rising. 

     So today I wanna share some insights on my new eyeliner pen. If you're a follower of my blog, prolly you know that I made a rant on E.L.F. Eyeliner Pen. After that experienced, I veered away from all the pen eyeliner that I saw at Watsons and Sm Department store beauty section. I said to myself that I'll just stick to my San San gel liner and will try out other brands after I finished it. Luckily, my youngest sister gave me this eyeliner pen from San San that she bought on sale. I have positive review on their gel liner and I know this product will not fail me.
San San Waterproof Eyeliner Pen with Vitamins A, C & E
San San Waterproof Eyeliner Pen with Vitamins A, C & E I got this shade in Brown
San San Waterproof Eyeliner Pen with Vitamins A, C & EThe tip is perfect for me, I'm just starting to learn the trick of "thin and thick" lines
San San Waterproof Eyeliner Pen with Vitamins A, C & E
swatches on my arm
San San Waterproof Eyeliner Pen with Vitamins A, C & EOn my eye, sorry wasn't able to take a clear photo of the eyeliner itself
size: 0.07 fl.oz. / 2.0ml

price: 85php- on sale (Around $2.00)

place bought: HBC store, Sm Fairview

ingredients: Aqua, Styrene Acrylates Copolymer, Polyglyceryl-3 Distearate, Retinyl Palmitate  (Vitamin A), Ascorbyl Palmitate (Vitamin C), Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E), Propyl Paraben, CI 77491, CI 77499, CI 77492,CI 77891

What I like:
  • Simple packaging and there's a color indicator below the pen
  • Affordable
  • Complete details listed on the packaging with batch, manufacturing and expiry date
  • The pen tip is not dry and the shape is great for beginners to practice thin and thick lines
  • Glides easily
  • Color pay off is good
  • Dries quickly after lining my eyes
  • Easy to remove using my facial wipes
  • No raccoon eyes
What I don't like:
  • Always OOS! I already went to 5 HBC stores to get a backup and wasn't able to get one
  • Not rub proof and smudge proof
Will I repurchase? Yes! I already considered this as my to-go eyeliner pen

     I give this a 4/5 rating. After losing hope on my first eyeliner pen experience, I think I'm going back to try other brands. For ladies with oily eyelids, you can put eye primer first to avoid smudging. Since the weather is really hot, it is better to place the eyeliner in a cooler place to avoid drying out. Always replace cap after use and store it upside down. 

     That's all for now! What's your favorite eyeliner pen? Thanks for sharing.

Good Times!~

Random Gifts

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

     As promised, I will continue my post today. Sorry for leaving incomplete deets about what I received recently. If you'll notice, I already placed the Bloglovin' badge on my sidebar. So follow this blog with Bloglovin'

     Anyhoo, most of the items were given by my youngest sister. I'm the eldest among my six siblings, two brothers and three sisters. I know it's weird that she's the one sending me gifts, she's  really sweet and caring that's why I made this post to show that I really appreciated her kindness. 

1. DEOMAX All- Around Deodorizer in Citrus (Orange) and Fresh Linen Scent (Pink)
4. Unbranded Hair Bun Maker
5. Unbranded Cologne/Perfume Atomizer
6. Multi-colored Earring
7. San San Eyeliner Pen in Brown

      Excited much for this gifts! Will blog everything later. I feel sleepy now. Laterzzz! Will make a review on San San eyeliner this coming weekend. I will also use the earrings on my upcoming OOTD if the situation permits. I want to update my blog now but my son keeps on bugging me. We're sharing one laptop all the time. He's watching Little Einsteins on Youtube while I'm reading posts and editing reviews that's why there are times you'll see typo error on my entry. Hope you'll understand. Have a great day ahead! 

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Eye Makeup Essentials

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

     Hello lovelies! I just want to share something that is very essential to me. I call this my eye makeup. Can I call this such sans the eyeshadow? Well for me, yes. Since I don't put eyeshadow even on special occasions, these things somehow makes my puffy eye bags less noticeable and my not so oily lids at bay. To complete my look, I use mascara and fill the gaps of my brows with eyebrow wax and powder.
     I'll be posting my reviews on the first three listed above soon. Reviews are already posted just click the links below the photo. As of now, I'm trying to learn how to apply basic eye makeup suited for daytime work. I'll be working few months from now so I have to cope with some major adjustments at home and in my work place. This will be my first "real job" after graduating years ago. It's a long story and a bit frustrating but I can share it to you on a separate post if I have the guts to one of these days.

     Any suggestions for budget friendly eye makeups e.g. undereye concealer, eyelid primer, eyeliner and eyeshadows? Thanks for sharing! 

Good Times!~


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