Product Review: Revlon Bold Lacquer Waterproof Length and Volume Mascara

Saturday, November 08, 2014

     Because I have thin and sparse lashes, I'm always on the look  for an affordable and stay-true-to-its-promise mascara. I've tried a couple of mascaras before and only a few exceeded my expectations. It's hard to find a perfect mascara because sometimes the name can be misleading.

    Lengthening, volumizing, false lashes effect, and so on and so forth sound nice right? But I'm not that 100% sure if those I mentioned above will really be seen in my almost none existent lashes. Revlon Philippines sent me one of their mascara and it was released last September this year. Revlon Bold Lacquer by Grow Luscious Length and Volume mascara looks promising, who doesn't want luscious lashes right? Can this be a new addition to my list of HG mascaras? Click CONTINUE READING to know more about the product.
Product Review: Revlon Bold Lacquer Waterproof Length and Volume Mascara
Shade: Blackest Black

Product Review: Essence All About Curl + Volume Mascara

Sunday, January 05, 2014

     Hello there! Here's another review of the product that I won last year from Essence's Facebook like and share promo. It's my 4th mascara to date. If you're a long time reader of this blog I'm sure you've seen my sparse, thin and not-so existent lashes. But this dilemma came to an end when I applied Sophia Eyelash Enhancer religiously and saw my lashes became fuller and longer. Since I only used the product for two months, the growth of my lashes became stagnant. I'm not disappointed or sad since this effects was disclose so I'm expecting really expecting that but lo and behold my lashes are still longer than the original length and based on the photos below I can say that there's still a bit of thickness on the strands.

     So going back to my review, this product aims to provide curl and volume at the same time hence the name curl + volume mascara. I have high hopes on this mascara because the first product that I've tried from the same brand showed good results. I already made a review of the Essence Eyeliner here. But as I use the product, I noticed that my hopes are falling. I didn't expect it to fail on the claim of curl and volume. Wanna know if the product is a yay or a nay? Click CONTINUE READING to find out!
Essence All About Curl + Volume Mascara
for perfect moments: the essence all about curl mascara has an extra small brush to reach even the tiniest lashes. a special curl formula keeps up the lashes all day long. fine fibers in the formula provide extra volume. the essence all about curl mascara is water-resistant, smudge-proof and resistant towards hot and humid weather. opthalmologically tested

Product Review: AVON superSHOCKMAX Mascara

Thursday, February 28, 2013

     I'm super excited to share this review! I got this product from my sister-in-law again out of curiosity. AVON is one of the local brand that I find cost effective because their products stays true to it's promise. I'm not expecting too much from AVON when it comes to makeup because most of the reviews that I read gave mix opinions. But whenever I see brochures and flyers in my sister-in-law's room, I get excited because they always offer new line of products not only for women but also for men and children. I can say that AVON has gone through a lot in discovering and bringing Filipina women modern innovations in skin care and cosmetics. So when I saw this product being endorsed by Angel Locsin, I got intrigued because this mascara can make the lashes 12x more of the volume. 

     I have a confession to make, I envy ze hubby and my son because they have luscious and thick lashes. I know that false lash effect can be achieved by using falsies and by trying high end brands but splurging on mascara is a no-no for me. Most mascaras have only 3 months shelf life and I usually stay at home so if I buy one it will just expire or dry up. I super love Maybelline Full N' Soft Mascara but it's not available here and it's pricier than this so now I have a new love! Thank goodness there's AVON, my dream of having vavavoom lashes just came true :)
AVON superSHOCKMAX Mascara
Get yourself some extreme volume! Thickening base coat and volumizing mascara in one. Up to 12X more volume!
AVON superSHOCKMAX Mascara
AVON superSHOCKMAX Mascara
The mascara brush has short brushes
size: .35 fl.oz. 10 g.

price: 239 php Discounted Price (Around $5.80+)
420 php Regular Price (Around $10.30)

place bought: Free
Available through AVON lady and dealers nationwide

ingredients: Water/Eau ,Shellac Wax/Cire De Laque ,Beeswax/Cire D'abeille, Stearic Acid C18-38 Alkyl Hydroxystearoyl Stearate,Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax/Cire De Carnauba Bis-Peg-12 Dimethicone Beeswax, Triethanolamine, Ammonium Acrylates, Copolymer Cyclopentasiloxane, Glycerin, Glyceryl Stearate Se Paraffin, Phenoxyethanol Propylene Glycol Aminomethyl Propanediol, Ethylparaben, Methylparaben, Sorbitan Sesquioleate, Cellulose, Disodium Edta, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Polyquaternium-10 Galactoarabinan, Sodium Hexametaphosphate, Stearyl Dihydroxypropyldimonium Oligosaccharides, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Steardimonium Hydroxypropyl Panthenyl Peg-7 Dimethicone Phosphate, Chloride Dimethicone, Polyquaternium-11, Polyquaternium-7 ,Laureth-30, Sorbitan Stearate, Peg-40 Stearate. Shimmer Shades May Also Contain: Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate Silica, Tin Oxide. May Contain: Carmine/Ci 75470, Bismuth Oxychloride/Ci77163, Iron Oxides Ferric Ammonium Ferrocyanide/Ci 77510, Ferric Ferrocyanide/Ci 77510, Chromium Hydroxide Green /Ci 77289, Chromium Oxide Greens/Ci 77288, Mica/Ci 77019, Titanium, Dioxide/Ci 77891, Ultramarines/Ci 77007, Manganese Violet/Ci 77742, Black 2/Ci 77266 Blue 1/Ci42090, Blue 1 Lake/Ci 42090, Green 5/Ci 61570, Red 40/Ci 16035, Red 40 Lake/Ci 16035, Yellow 5/Ci 19140, Yellow 5 Lake/Ci 19140
AVON superSHOCKMAX Mascara
bare and curled lashes
AVON superSHOCKMAX Mascara
one coat
AVON superSHOCKMAX Mascara
two coats
AVON superSHOCKMAX Mascara
three coats, see the shadow of this falsies effect mascara on my under eye? It only shows that the mascara not only gave volumizing effect but lengthens my lashes too.
AVON superSHOCKMAX Mascara
and tadah~three coats!!!
What I like:
  • The wand- it's longer and thicker than the usual and the bristles is different that I guess the reason it can reach those teeny weeny lashes from the outer and some from the inner corner of my eye. 
  • The texture is like a smooth paste, not runny nor too thick.
  • Affordable, less than 500 php and it has 10g of product compared to most mascaras in the market.
  • Looks like I'm wearing falsies.
  • Adds thickness, fullness and length to my lashes.
  • My lashes feels soft and not brittle.
  • Minor clumping for 4 coats or more.
  • No stinging or irritation of my eye.
  • Waterproof.
  • Very easy to remove using an ordinary eye makeup remover. 
  • No panda eyes and no shedding of lashes when removing the mascara.
What I don't like:
  • Can weigh down the curls after three coats.
Will I repurchase? Yes!

     I give this a 5/5 rating. My sister in law gave me this product for review and she said the sale price of this mascara is less than 300 pesos! Whoaa! I can't believe Avon offers great discounts and look at the performance. I'm super satisfied with the product and I highly recommend this mascara specially if you're on a budget.  

    Have you tried Avon mascaras? Share your thoughts! Thanks for sharing dearies ^_^

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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

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Product Review: COVERGIRL LashBlast Fusion Mascara- Black 865

Sunday, July 08, 2012

     How's your weekend? I'm suffering from skin allergies lately hence the lack of post. I can't concentrate from writing because these rashes are very itchy. Up to now I'm still having discomforts during bed time even though I already popped a pill of anti-histamine. This medicine should make me more sleepy, drowsy or groggy but I think it's not working like that. By the way, I'm having my 100th Follower Giveaway so if you're into eye makeup, this is your chance to own an eye shadow palette that's also good for beginners. Speaking of eye makeup, here's another product review of mascara that I won from The Beauty Junkee's 3rd Anniversary Giveaway: Everyday Essential Loot.

     This is my second mascara to date and let's see how will it fare to my short-thin-sparse lashes. I already found my HG mascara- Maybelline Full N' Soft but it's not available here. Boo Boo! I have no choice but to look for another mascara and this came perfect on time. But I'm hesitant at first because the brush applicator is new to me. It's not like the traditional brush type. I really had a hard time using this, but practice makes perfect. I used this several times so now here's what LashBlast Fusion to me. Just a nice and natural looking lashes great for day wear at school and at work. I still love Maybelline! Want to know why??? Scroll down and read more.
 COVERGIRL LashBlast Fusion Mascara- Black 865
Experience COVERGIRL's first ever volume + length mascara! The fiberstretch formula and oversized brush make every little lash bigger, fuller, longer-looking, and more dramatic.* vs bare lashes.
 Super volumizing + buildable fiber-strength lengthening
Thickens and extends the look of your natural lashes
Signature blast brush
COVERGIRL LashBlast Fusion Mascara- Black 865
You can see the mascara tube has a separate cap, replace with brush and close completely before first use. 
COVERGIRL LashBlast Fusion Mascara- Black 865
This fat brush applicator is new to me, It's HUGE! I had a hard time using this. 

size: 13.1ml/ .44 fl. oz.

price: free

place bought: free ( sold at all COVERGIRL counters, Sm Beauty Section)

instruction for use: Discard bottle cap. Replace with brush and close cap completely before first use. Safeguard Purity: Always handle/apply in a careful, sanitary manner. Don't share or add anything to mascara. Treat applicator in a hygienic manner, don't reuse in a new case. Don't use if change in odor or appearance occurs. Cap tightly.

ingredients: Water/Eau, Glyceryl Stearate, Ammonium Acrylates, Copolymer, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Propylene Glycol, Stearic Acid, Alcohol Denat., Copernica Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax/ Cire De Carnauba, Triethanolamine, Synthetic Wax, Acrylates Copolymer, Polyvinyl Alcohol, Lecithin, Propylene Carbonate, Polyethylene, Oleic Acid, Benzyl Alcohol, Nylon-6, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Tocopherol, Glycerin, Panthenol, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil, Simethicone, Xanthan gu, Silica Ethylparaben, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Phenoxyethanol, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Trisodium EDTA, May contain: Titanuim Dioxide, Ulrtamarines, Black 2, Iron Oxides
COVERGIRL LashBlast Fusion Mascara- Black 865
Bare and curled lashes
COVERGIRL LashBlast Fusion Mascara- Black 865
With one coat, I didn't see any difference in this photo but IRL , this mascara adds length 
COVERGIRL LashBlast Fusion Mascara- Black 865
With two coats, it weighed down my lashes. The volumizing effect is so-so.

What I like:
  • I love the color of the packaging.   
  • Well sealed, manufacturing date printed on the package.
  • No clumping, flaking or smudging upon use.
  • Easy to remove.
  • Adds length to my short lashes.
  • Good for day-to-day use mascara, it's not dramatic. 
  • Contains more product compared to my Maybelline Full n' Soft mascara.
What I don't like:
  • Not waterproof. 
  • The packaging is a bit bulky for me.
  • I had a hard time using the huge brush applicator.
  • Weighs my lashes after 2 coats .
  • The volumizing effect is so-so.
  • I find the brush applicator tricky to use.
Will I repurchase? No, I want to try a dramatic mascara since I want to achieve the falsies lashes look.

     I give this a 3/5 rating. I have a love-hate relationship with this product. The moment I saw this on my loot, I said to myself that this will replace my HG mascara but I'm wrong. My first impression failed. I find this a good day-to-day mascara that gives my lashes a nice natural look. I will not recommend you to buy this because there's a lot of drug store brands that does the job. There's a lot more brand to try like Maybelline, L'oreal, Etude House and if your willing to shell out, Majolica Majorca and those high end brand like Benefit is worth a try. I'm not ready to spend on a high- end brand mascara because I always stay at home and the shelf-life of most mascara is very short. I will only end up with expired and dried up mascara. 

     What's your favorite mascara?Any tips and tricks to have a fuller lashes?Thanks for sharing!

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