Virginia Olsen Minerals Fantasy Holiday Collection Launch

Friday, November 23, 2012

     Christmas is just around the corner. I'm very excited to celebrate Christmas this year because my son can now hum some Christmas songs. Since I'm talking about the merriest season of the year here let me tell you something naturally fun stuff for the holiday season. Makeups! 'Tis the season to be jolly and with makeup I'm sure something glittery and shimmering will bring happiness to makeup lovers out there particularly with eyeshadows! Do you love wearing bright and colorful eyeshadows but doesn't have the courage to show 'em? Are you afraid that glittery eyeshadow can cause allergic reactions or can't easily be removed by makeup removers? Why not try mineral makeup :D 
     Last November 16 (Friday), I was invited to the bloggers launch of Virginia Olsen Minerals FANTASY Holiday Collection. I'm happy that I made it to this event because this was the first mineral makeup that I'll be featuring in my blog or should I say my first venture to the whole line of mineral makeup to be exact. 
     So let me share with you my experience with Virgina Olsen- The naturally fun stuff!
Virginia Olsen Minerals (VOM) is 100% pure natural mineral makeup--paraben free, bismuth & talc free, which is suitable for women of any age, ethnicity or skin type. Our formulations are calming to the skin, making VOM ideal for women prone to sensitivities; and being fragrance-free, they are particularly compatible with delicate skin--giving a sheer, natural, and flawless coverage.
VOM is pure and natural. Containing nothing but minerals extracted and refined from the Earth. It's free of harsh chemicals, waxes, oils, preservatives, and fillers. Mineral makeup is non-comedogenic, and hypo-allergenic. Mineral makeup contains powerful sun blocking minerals, titanium dioxide and zinc oxide. These two ingredients provide natural broad-spectrum UVA, UVB and URA ray protection.
     Let's now go on and be mesmerized with the shades of eyeshadow from the FANTASY Holiday Collection. If you're an avid reader of my blog I'm sure you know that I'm just starting my love for eye makeup. Take a look of these gorgeous shades, the photo doesn't give justice to the true color. Well, I'm happy to announce that this was my first time to swatch mineral eye shadow and it's awesome!
Virginia Olsen Minerals Fantasy Holiday Collection
Virginia Olsen Minerals Fantasy Holiday Collection
Lovely shades to sport this season (L-R): Lover's Moon, Moonlight Star, Kryptonite, Stardust, Crescent Moon and Tinkerbelle
     These colors were truly fantasy inspired! Since I still consider myself newbie when it comes to eye shadows, I chose these colors that will gave my eyes the subtle color. I made a swatch on my faves: Stardust and Moonlight Star but the former is now ultimate fave because I can use it to highlight the corners of my eyes and for the sheer glow that I want with my eyelids.
Virginia Olsen Minerals Fantasy Holiday Collection
Stardust and Moonlight Star
Virginia Olsen Minerals Fantasy Holiday Collection
Stardust is Love!
     There's a lot of reason why mineral makeup afficionados should try Virginia Olsen. They also  have foundation, blush, makeup tools and eyelash enhancer. To tell you honestly, I got samples of mineral makeup before but got dismayed because they only have three shades of foundation to choose from but with Virgina Olsen, it's not 3 or 4 but read: 10!!! Isn't that amazing? I know choosing the right shade of foundation is very tricky so if they have 10, then there's a perfect match for everybody :D
Virginia Olsen Minerals Fantasy Holiday Collection
Yay! The more, the merrier
     Aside from these, they also have the Green Tea Mineral Makeup Line which is formulated using the nourishing, toning, healing and skin protecting ingredients: green tea leaves, zinc oxide, plus rice & bamboo silks—which come from the buds of the rice and bamboo plant. It is combined with cranberry powder for flavonoid and antioxidant properties. My apologies because I accidentally deleted the photo of these babies but you can browse them through Virginia Olsen Minerals Website for more info by clicking HERE

     I also made a swatch of their blushes. They'll be introducing more blush next year and that's what we're excited for. Please bear with me, this is the way how I swatch blushes :p It hardly shows up on my skin that's why I have to make it wide and more than once.
Virginia Olsen Minerals Fantasy Holiday Collection
Terra Cotta, Blushing Pink and Romance
Virginia Olsen Minerals Fantasy Holiday Collection
L- Adobe R- Terra Cotta
      Application of mineral makeup is such a breeze if you have the right tools! Even though I'm not an expert, I can feel the softness of their brushes and the natural bamboo handle adds a plus for me :D Talk about nature here, going green it is!
Virginia Olsen Minerals Fantasy Holiday Collection
Kabuki Brush that's uber soft!
      Virginia Olsen Beauty Tools  are made from premium-grade materials, which can be used with wet or dry products. The synthetic bristles are hypo-allergenic and safe for delicate complexions. The sleek ferrules are made from recycled aluminum. The natural bamboo handle has a low impact on the Earth’s resources as it is a highly sustainable plant. Each brush has been designed with the right density to create flawless, natural finish in every makeup application.

       Total Face Brush – Php 500.00
       Blush/Contour Brush – Php 450.00
       Concealer Brush – Php 350.00
       Eyeshadow Brush – Php 300.00
       Blending Brush – Php 350.00
       Angled Eyeliner/Brow Brush – Php 280.00           
       Kabuki Brush – Php 600.00

     Another product to watch out for is the Sophia Eyelash Enhancer that's exclusively distributed by Virginia Olsen. This is the answer to the thin and sparse lashes that most Asian women have including mine. See the pictures and be amazed with the results!

Left bottom: Wendy Tabusalla of Pinoy Big Brother
Right: Ana Victorino
     After the presentation, bloggers were given Virgina Olsen goodies and a raffle draw where one can take home Sophia Eyelash Enhancer. The lucky girl was Joyce Sola! Hi there Joyce, if you're reading right now we'll be waiting for the results of Sophia on your lashes :D I had a great time exchanging stories and makeup experiences with the beauty bloggers that I met during the launch. Twas very nice seeing you girls!!!
Virginia Olsen Minerals Fantasy Holiday Collection
Photo from twitter @Kathneko
Virginia Olsen Minerals Fantasy Holiday Collection
Joyce of CandyLoveArt, Sam of Dishysammy and Gem of  Vanity and Everything in Between

Virginia Olsen Minerals Fantasy Holiday Collection
Photo from Virgina Olsen Facebook page
Moi, Hazel of Dress Me Up, Buttercup, Joyce, Sam and Gem
Virginia Olsen Minerals Fantasy Holiday Collection
Gem, Hazel, Moi, Sam, Ms. Jirbie Go (Marketing Manager of Virginia Olsen) and Joyce
     Whew, this is a lengthy post dearies but really worth reading! Thank you so much Ms. Jirbie Go, Hazel Salcedo and the VO team for inviting me. Had so much fun and learned a lot from this wonderful launch. Stay tuned for my review on Virginia Olsen Minerals goodies! :) 

For more updates and product information please visit the following sites:
Website: www.virginiaolsen.com

Twitter: http://twitter.com/Virginia_Olsen

Facebook: www.facebook.com/VirginiaOlsenMinerals

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: Love At First Try: Landmark Retractable Kabuki Brush

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

     Hi dearies! What's with the weather lately? Last weeks been very humid and hot, the scorching weather kept me from going outside to do some errands. Then yesterday I saw the gloomy sky and predicted that the weather's gonna be fine. So summer isn't it? Haven't watched the news lately so I'm not updated if there's a typhoon or whatsoever advisory is coming and all I know that climate change is inevitable. Anyhoo, I wanted to make a review about my new baby the day I laid my eyes on them but I said to myself that I have to test it first so that I can share my honest opinions on it. By the way, this is my first makeup brush and I don't know how to make a comprehensive review about it.  Please bear with me, I'll try to make this simple as possible :)

     Since this brush has no name, I'll just call it...

 Landmark/Unbranded Retractable Kabuki Brush
Landmark Retractable Kabuki Brush
Landmark Retractable Kabuki Brush
Landmark Retractable Kabuki Brush
Landmark Retractable Kabuki Brush
 price: 129.75 php (Around $3.00)

place bought: Landmark, Trinoma 

What I Like:
  • Really affordable Cheap!
  • The appearance looks classy and nice.
  • It's very soft and dense.
  • Easy to wash and dry.
  • No shedding while washing. 
What I don't like:
  • It has a weird smell
Will I repurchase? Yes! I want to buy other brushes like the kabuki with no case, Jenny 007 blush brush and other basic makeup brushes that a beginner like me should have.

     I'll end my post without recommendation since I'm new to makeup brushes, I need to try it first so that I can make a little comparison about the product. Have you tried Landmark brushes?Which one is your favorite? I hope you can share your experience with them. 

Good Times!~


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