Thursday, July 24, 2014

Finally! A Drugstore Haul

It has been ages since I had a decent drugstore haul. Can you imagine how much I tried to resist buying makeup for 6 months. I was very strict on my savings because I have a target. I have been through crisis emotionally and financially because I have been very anxious in landing a high paying job for 2 years. The result? I can't stay long in a company. I had this notion that the grass is always greener on the other side of the fence. Anuver! I thought that when I passed the bar exams, I would earn hundreds of thousands on my first job! haha Oh well, I learned my lesson now. It is not how much you earn but how much you save. With God's unending provision in my life, I already met my savings target but of course, it does not stop there. Due to this milestone (naka naman maka milestone! hehe), I decided to treat myself. I bought a lot of drugstore makeup last month and this is the first batch of goodies I received. I wanted to try new products that are affordable and have received a lot of positive ratings online. I bought everything from this online shop :

 This site offers a wide array of products  from low end to high end at  affordable prices compared to other online stores, however, you must have a high emotional quotient if you get products on a pre-order basis. haha  I had to wait for a month to get these goodies. This is not a sponsored post.
Here is the first batch of my haul.

1. NYX Invincible Fullest Coverage Foundation - I knew about this product because of Judy of ItsJudyTime in Youtube. Price: 470 pesos. One word first impression -- LOVE!!!!! hahaha Pasuspense effect. I will blog about this soon. I wanted to make a Base Talk series talking about the foundations and primers that I currently own which I have not yet done any review of. Hooongdami na kasi.. hehe

2. Rimmel Wake Me up Concealer: Price 240 pesos. I got the shade Medium which is slightly darker than my skintone but looks perfect for my undereye. My gulay I want more of this concealer!! the price is a plus point but this works sooooo good! No wonder UK Youtubers love this esp. Tanya Burr. I am thinking of buying the foundation but it costs 850 pesos online (kuripot alert).

3. Milani Brow Tint Pen: Price 220 pesos. I got this because I presently brow cray cray. haha I am very interested in trying out new brow products. I think I should entirely blame my good friend, Jes Roque of Makeuplove for my brow addiction. Ikaw na Teacher Jisa ang maganda ang kilay!hehe Miss u girl!

4. Rimmel Scandaleyes: Price: 230 pesos. I got the shades black and shimmery beige.

5. Milani Brow Shaping Clear Wax: Price: 215 pesos. Tati of Glamlife guru raved about this and I immediately place this in my to buy list. This one is definitely a gem. I will do a review soon.

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Maybelline Babylips Dr. Rescue

I seldom post reviews and recommendations of lip balms on this blog. Well, the primary reason would point to the fact that my lips are perpetually dry and chapped. I chanced upon this lipbalm while strolling in Megamall department store. The name "Dr. Rescue" got me like a handsome buff guy would have had me at one "hello". Probably and subconsciously speaking, I was truly in a desperate move to get rid of my chafing lips. I did not take product shots while the lipbalm was still carded because I have tried Baby Lips before and I was honestly not impressed at all. So, I just bought this for the sake of testing it. For 100 something pesos, I told myself this is worth a try.

Did I like it?

To cut the long story short, Yes, I did! Surprisingly, I have been using it everyday and has been a so called "mainstay" in my kikay kit. It has a subtle minty feel that is not sting at all. It acts as a good base for matte lip products because it is not glossy. It just gives off a natural sheen on the lips. Despite its blue color and like most medicated balms, it does not leave a white film on the lips. At times, when my lips is too dry, this product just don't work at all and I switch to Lucas Pawpaw instead. It has SPF 15 which is perfect for daytime wear. 
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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Airbrush Bridal Makeup: Fresh, Young, and Glowing

Hello everyone! Another bridal makeup look that I did on my former officemate,Sheila. I was thrilled when she asked me to do her makeup. To me, she looks like the princess in the Disney Movie "Brave" with her naturally  curly hair. I asked her if she has a beauty or peg/look in mind but she only sent pictures of hairstyles. haha Anyways, did you know that we never had any trial makeup before this. Honestly, I was quite worried with this fact because for me, bridal makeup should be perfect if not close to that! Aghhh! So when her big day came, I already had a look in mind perfect for her. I wanted to keep everything fresh and young and glowing. I mainly used pinks and peaches on her. I have been obsessing with peach and pink eyeshadows for months now. I know the photos below do not justify the colors I chose for her because I took this photo before my blinding lighted mirror. You can refer to my first photo to see how bright the lights on my mirror look.  

Here is Sheila's Before and After Look:
For foundation, I used temptu S/B foundation which stayed put after half a day. It did not budge at all despite the fact that she cried  (out of sheer joy of course!). To set her makeup, I used Ben Nye's Banana Luxury Powder (Bakit ba hindi umeffect ang powder na ito sa akin). For eyeshadow, I used Urban Decay Naked 3 palette. For blush, I also used Temptu's blush and added a bit of Mac Melba blush. The Eye of Horus and Maybelline Gel Liner stayed put throughout the ceremony and reception. For her brows, I wanted it to look more defined but natural so I made sure I brushed it with a spoolie to achieve that natural thickness. I used Maybelline's Brow Mascara in Yellow Brown to lighten her brows because the In2it brow kit and Essence Pencil in Brown looked too sharp and harsh on her. 

What do you think? 

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