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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Product Review: Skinfood Rose Cheek Chalk in Rose Peach

Saturday, October 06, 2012

     Good morning guys! This review has been sitting on my blog bin for quite some time now. I think it's time to share my thoughts about this product after months of use. I also want to lessen my backlogs that's why I'm wide-awake till now editing some posts and watermarking photos. I mentioned on my previous posts that I'm a lip balm gal. Did I mentioned that I'm also a lip cheek tint addict? Well that was after graduating college. If my memory serves me right, I can't leave the house without my cheek tint on. I feel naked without it. But when my skin started breaking out badly, a year after graduation I stopped using cheek tints. I looked so sickly without it until I met bb creams that gave my skin a glow and healthy flush as if I'm wearing a blush.

     Even though I'm addicted to cheek tints before, I also tried using powder blush. My first powder blush was E.L.F. Natural Radiance in Glow. I love this blush to bits but the staying power was so so for my cheeks. I'm lemming for a NARS Orgasm blush but it's too pricey for a stay at home mom like me. I said to myself that I'll buy expensive makeups when I already have a stable job. 

     So when I was browsing and looking for a cheaper dupe or closer dupe of NARS Orgasm aside from E.L.F., I found this cute little blush from Skinfood's website but still the price was a bit steep for me that time. I waited for many many months and after some time I was lucky to be one of J's winner for her birthday giveaway. I won this set  and I'm very happy that this set also includes Benefit Cha Cha Tint that I will review on my next post. 

     This is the only cream to powder blush in my makeup stash right now. I think I need a backup cause I've already hit the pan but I'm still having second thoughts on what shade to choose. The shade of this is blush is #2 Rose Peach, I think shade #1 Rose Pink looks cute too. 
Skinfood Rose Cheek Chalk in Rose Peach
Containing moist, soft rosehip oil, this cream-type pearl blusher provides a sheer, gorgeous makeup finish. Its creamy texture allows for easy application, so it can be applied well over powder. A variety of contained pearls reflect light in different directions, creating the appearance of depth and radiance.
Skinfood Rose Cheek Chalk in Rose Peach
This blush comes with a puff applicator. J discarded the puff applicator and replaced it with this sponge.
Skinfood Rose Cheek Chalk in Rose Peach
Look ma, I already abused this blush XD
size: 4.5g

price: 400 php online (Around $7.00)

place bought:  J (The Little Cool Shop)

instruction for use: For a natural, vibrant look, pat gently onto cheek using fingers or contained puff, then finish with powder. For a cute look, after applying powder, pat gently onto center of cheeks using fingers or puff. 

ingredients: I cannot read the ingredients because it's in Korean text.
Skinfood Rose Cheek Chalk in Rose Peach
Swatch twice at the back of my hand, there's a bit of shimmer
Skinfood Rose Cheek Chalk in Rose Peach
On my cheek, sorry for the uneven application. I was in a hurry when I applied this blush
What I like:
  • The most cost –effective blush that I’ve used. 
  • The finish is matte even though it has a bit of shimmer.
  • Easy to apply from cream to powder finish.
  • Amazingly long lasting. More than 8 hours with no blush retouch and there’s still color to my cheeks. 
  • Nice color payoff. 
  • Pleasant fragrance. 
What I don't like:
  • Very small tub.
  • I guess the puff doesn't work because the seller replaced it with a sponge.
Will I repurchase? Yes, I want to try the rose pink shade.


     I give this blush a 4.5/5 rating. I always use this blush when I go to events and when I go on a date with ze hubby. This blush looks good on photos too and very natural in person. I think the puff that comes with it was effin hard to use so substituting it with a sponge will do the job. I apply this on top of my powder foundation or after applying bb cream. 

     What's your favorite blush? Thanks for sharing! Have a great day ahead :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!~

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!~



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