NYX Round lipstick swatches

Presenting my NYX Round lipstick army =)

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can you spot which shade is my fave? hehe

NYX Round lipstick swatches

NYX Round lipstick swatches from left :
Tea Rose

Lipstick residue after wiping with tissue =)


Beauty Credit Haul

Yay! I'm so happy that I saw some Beauty Credit (Korean brand) products being sold here in Cebu! My tiny haul...

What I got:
2 pcs. Lovely pact moist pact #13 (one for mom)

Loose powder in Light
Lipstick in PK05

Beauty Credit Lipstick in PK05

A warm shade of medium pink.
I love their lipstick, its not drying compared to NYX

Their powders.. Very pretty packaging right?!

Beauty Credit Lovely moist pact #13

Available shades and a closer look at the powder imprint*Image from Beautycredit.co.kr*

Beauty Credit Loose powder in Light

Their loose powder is HUGE (27 grams) compared to my Skinfood Buckwheat Powder which is only 23 grams (currently my HG loose powder).
Tested their loose powder, so far its ok. Good oil control.


Review : Maybelline Mineral Power™ Naturally Luminous Blush in Simply Coral

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PRODUCT INFO from Maybelline:
Mineral Power Naturally Luminous Blush with micro-minerals provides you with a fresh, healthy flush of color.
  • Blends naturally with skin tone
  • Lightweight formula
  • Won’t clog pores
  • Contains 0% oil, 0% talc, 0% preservatives and 0% fragrance
Dip it: Dip brush into cap.
Tap it: Tap brush to remove excess.

Sweep it: Sweep onto cheeks.

PRICE: Php 180.

WEIGHT : 4.5 grams

SHADES: Available in more than 3 shades.

* color reminds me of NARS Orgasm blush
* sheer but buildable color
* no weird makeup smell
* its mineral makeup, no allergies for me!
* pigmented
* average staying power (about 3 hours on me)
* pot holds a lot of product

* not available locally, but the Asian counterpart for this product is the Clear Smooth Minerals blush (Retails for Php 499). Click here to read Nikki's review.
* since this is mineral makeup in loose form, expect this to be messy if you plan to take this along.

I'm using a baby kabuki brush from Ellana. Put a little blush into the cap and slowly swirl the brush to distribute the color. Sweep onto cheeks and slowly layer if you want more color.

Will not repurchase soon coz I think this product will last me long.

4 out of 5


I love the peachy-pink color with shimmers!


New NARS blushes + blush collection..

Just want to make a quick post to greet everyone a Merry Christmas! =)

Here's my new NARS babies.. and my updated blush collection.
Recently bought them last two weeks.. Reviews to follow!

Teaser pics

Top :
NARS Orgasm, Super Orgasm and Taos

From Left:
(MAC Blushes)

Desert Rose

Random Brands

The Body Shop Shimmerwaves in Peach
L'oreal Blush delice in Front page peach
G-lish Patric Rosas Blush in Sweet Pink
Sansan Blush Mosaic in RSVP Pink
ELF Bronzer in Sunkissed

Maybelline Mineral Blush in Simply Coral
L'oreal Blush delice in Rosy Cheeks
NYX Blush in Pinky
NYX Blush in Desert Rose
Ever Bilena Blush in Cheek
Elianto Baked Blush in Natural Purple
ELF Glow

Ellana Mineral blush in Happiness
Everyday Minerals blush in Wake up call
Cover girl classic blush in Rose silk


Etude House wish list..

A popular Korean Brand ETUDE HOUSE opened their first branch in SM Megamall. I find their products cute and inexpensive unlike Skinfood who's prices are 3x more expensive here compared in Korea..

Here's my wish list.. I'll try to ask my sis to buy them for me =)

Photos borrowed from Musings of a Muse Blog & Etude House.

Peach Skin Pact

Peach Cheek Blusher

so cute packaging!

I read from The MUSE blog that it looks like LORAC's Cheek stamp.

Peach Beam Blusher

This reminds me of MAC MSF's.

Color Me Nude Lip concealer

I think its a lipstick base that camouflages your natural lipcolor so that your lipstick color looks vibrant when applied (especially if you use lighter colors).

Code B Gel eyeliners
I love the cutie brush!

Waah.. I hope they will open a branch here in Cebu!

Love of Makeup's Giveaway

Love of Makeup is having her first giveaway..



The items for this Christmas giveaway are:

1. Too Faced - Glamour To Go 2 Pocket Palette
2. Dior - DiorShow Mascara Black
3. Fresh - Sugar Rosé Tinted Lip Treatment SPF 15
4. Missha - Pure Source Sheet Mask (3 sheets)
All together, almost a $75 dollar value.

NARS Orgasm Blush

To join her giveaway, click here for the mechanics.
Contest ends December 25, 2009..


Shades of U MAC Brush Set Giveaway..

Two holiday brush sets will be given away, and two winners will get one brush set each. The first one is from the 2009 Holiday Magic, Mirth and Mischief brush sets: the Wave of a Wand Sweep and Define Brush Set. It contains the following special edition (SE) brushes:

129 SE Powder/Blush Brush
190 SE Foundation Brush
227 SE Large Fluff Brush
212 SE Flat Eye Definer Brush
275 SE Medium Angled Shading Brush

Another winner shall win the MAC Holiday 2008 Adoring Carmine Face Brush Set:

It has the following special edition brushes:
187 SE Duo Fiber Stippling Brush
190 SE Foundation Brush
168 SE Contour Angled Brush
194 SE Concealer Brush

And yes, the uber-cute bags will be included with the brushes!

To join The Shades of U's giveaway, click here..

Good luck to all of us!


Get your Johnsons Limited Edition Gift pack..

For soft beautiful skin all-day, get your free sample of Johnson's Body Care Lotion from the limited edition, designer Johnson's Body Care gift package.

My Gift pack just arrived today..

So cute!

4 mini bottles of 24 Hour Lasting moisture lotion (25 ml)
unlocks the secret of softness through round-the-clock moisturization.

2 mini bottles of Melt away stress daily calming lotion (25ml)
the modern woman’s mind and body to naturally ease away the stress,
for skin that’s beautifully soft and nurtured.

And to get your own designer Johnson's Body Care gift package to share with your other friends, just click on the link:


It's so easy!
Just fill out the form with your details and that's it!
Wait for a few days to receive your Gift pack..
And oh, don't forget to verify your email address.

Share the softness!
Johnson's Body Care

Thanks to sis Golden for sharing the link!


Glambox Airbrush Cosmetics offers Free Demo & trial

Yes, you read it right!
GlamBox wants the normal Filipina kikay girl to be able to look their best through airbrush anyday. To break the misconceptions, they are offering a FREE airbrush makeup demo and trial.

WHEN: December 19, 2009
TIME: 1:00 - 5:00 pm
WHERE : Suesh Showroom and Studio
ADDRESS : 34 Wilson Street, San Juan, MM.

For those who are interested in attending, all you have to do is go to our their website www.glamboxairbrush.com and register your names and the time you will be dropping by.

This is a rare opportunity for stylish women to learn more about airbrush makeup!

"Women have heard of airbrush makeup and they know its benefits of flawless skin. However, many have apprehensions due to the perception that it is hard to use and solely for make up artists."


*from GLAMBOX Press Release*

Airbrush makeup is the next generation of makeup. Once developed solely for the TV and film industry to hide skin flaws under dramatic lighting or new technologies like HDTV (High Definition TV), airbrush is ahead of traditional makeup in terms of both effective coverage and feel.

Since airbrush makeup is sprayed on as fine mist over the skin, it produces a natural flawless complexion. It doesn’t rub into the skin or emphasize pores and it allows the skin to breathe through its light texture.


For inquiries and more info, please visit their site at:


Teeny Haul

What I got for myself this week.. Can't wait to get my hands on them!

MAC Dsquared2 Sculpt and Shape Powder
in Accentuate/Sculpt
(first pic below)

Bought this in Ebay.

Been lemming for this powder eversince Jessie used this to contour my round face during my birthday party last October.. haha! Can't find other contour powders that looks natural on fair skin, at last I have one! Can't wait to review this..
MAC Mineralized Blush in Gentle
*Image borrowed from NORDSTROM's website*

Bought this from a fellow blogger, babyjap.
I'm in love with the color.. I love anything that has gold flecks!
Laura Mercier Caviar Eyeliner in Black
*Image from Laura Mercier's site*

Another item from babyjap.
I'm already tired of gel eyeliners coz they tend to dry fast (after 2 months or so)..

The infamous NARS Orgasm Blush
*Image from NARS site*

Got this from swap last week.

Will post reviews soon..


EOTD : Wet n Wild Creme Eyeliner in Eggplant

As promised, here's my EOTD.
Missed my review for the Wet n Wild Creme Eyeliner? Click here.

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What I used:
In2it Brow Shadow in Striking

Wet n Wild eyeshadow in Cream (highlight)

Ellana Hush e/s as base and undereyes
MAC Select Cover Up in NC20
Lancome Color Focus Eyeshadow Quad

Wet n Wild Creme Eyeliner in Eggplant
Clinique High Impact Mascara in black

Hype Glutha-C Spf 25 Moisturiser
Covergirl Trublend Liquid Foundation in Ivory

I really love this eyeliner!
It's a nice shade of purple with blue undertones..


Review : Wet n Wild Mega Eyes Creme Eyeliner in Eggplant

At last, I've found a nice shade of purple eyeliner! Bought this together with the Cover Girl Trublend Liquid foundation from Laura.

PRODUCT INFO from WNWbeauty:
Line and define with unbelievable drama! Create beautiful lines with this rich, creamy formula. This innovative liner, which also doubles as an eyeshadow creates glamorous cat eyes or soft smoldering effects in a snap. Applies effortlessly as it delivers long-lasting drama with a velvety finish. Comes with an easy to use, conveniently-sized brush.
  • Versatile alternative to pencils and liquid liners
  • Smooth, blendable formula lines, shades and contours eyes
  • Precision of a liquid liner with a silkier, softer finish that lasts
  • Specially designed brush allows for mistake-proof application
TO APPLY : Line eyes along the lash line for a subtle effect, or smudge over lid and along lower lash line for a smoky, sultry look.

RETAIL PRICE: Php 100. Retails for $4 in the US.

WEIGHT : 3.8 grams

: Available in only 2 shades.
886 - Black
887 - Eggplant

* very creamy consistency
* pigmented
* glides smoothly when applied
* dries fast
* i love the packaging and the brush included
* inexpensive for the cream/gel eyeliner
* no weird smell
* doesn't smudge/fade throughout the day
* easy to remove

* not available in local stores

I use a cotton pad/ball with baby oil (Johnson's Lite Non-greasy) to remove my waterproof mascara and eyeliner. Cheap but effective! Some are using petroleum jelly but I find the residue hard to remove.

If you find the brush too hard or big, you might want to try:
> Fanny Serrano angled eyeliner brush - Php 150
> Fanny Serrano angled eyeliner brush (short handle) - Php 70
> Life and Companion angled eyeliner brush - Php 50
> Elianto eyeliner brush - Php 180

I want to buy the other shade, Black.

5 out of 5. I'm really impressed!

What's inside the box

SwatchesWet n Wild Creme eyeliner in Eggplant


EOTD to follow on my next post.. Promise! =)


Review : Cover Girl Trublend Foundation in Ivory

Okay, this is my second attempt trying CG's Trublend foundie. The first one, I picked out the wrong shade - Natural Beige. It has a pinkish undertone that looks totally fake on my skintone!
Read more to find out if this is HG material or not..

PRODUCT INFO from Cover Girl's site:
TRUblend Liquid Makeup has colorspheres that go beyond just matching your skin tone to actually merge with your skin, for a naturally flawless look. Specially designed to work with TRUblend pressed powder, concealer and blush; select your foundation, 1 - 6, then look for the corresponding concealer, blush and powder!
  • Oil-free
  • Dermatologically tested
  • Hypoallergenic
  • Non-comedogenic (won't clog pores)

Bought mine for Php 180 thru my friend Laura.
She' s selling makeups for less. Click here to purchase.

WEIGHT : 30 ml

SHADES : Available 15 shades from Ivory (lightest) to Soft sable (darkest).

* feels lightweight
* does not cake
* light coverage - you can't tell I'm wearing foundation
* no need to mix shades - Ivory matches my skintone
* packaging looks classy - with a glass pump bottle
* almost unscented
* its sheer but evens out my skintone
* ivory has a neutral beige undertone - neither pink or yellow
* no allergies
* its oil free - perfect for oily/combination skin

* does not totally cover imperfections

Since this foundation has a light coverage, you can apply a powder foundation or mineral foundation on top to cover slight blemishes.

Even if a product is hypoallergenic, be sure to test it first on your jawline and neck to see if you're hiyang with it.

Will repurchase. I'm inlove with this foundie!

4 out of 5.
Covergirl Trublend Liquid Foundation in Ivory