Monday, November 30, 2009

Peacock and Leopard Inspired EOTD

I am soo loving my 180 palette from Moi Cosmetics. I played around with it yesterday and today.. BeforeI get back to reality (study study study..) Let me post my EOTDs using my 180 palette.. I also discovered that the shimmery e/s can be used as eyeliners on your upper lid.. YEY.. They are soo pigmented and goes on so smoothly.. I don't think anyone will know that I am just using an eyeshadow as an eyeliner..


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See the metallic blue e/s I used as my liner? isn't fab?? hihi love it to bits..

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^^ i am also loving the neutrals.. :D
This palette is absolutely L-O-V-E!!

See yah soon.. i will now be immersing myself into books and cases.

Friday, November 27, 2009

180 pc. Pro Palette

Finally an update!! whew!! I have been neglecting my blog these past few weeks because of law school. I have a really hectic schedule this semester and this is another struggle I have to overcome. So much for my blabbing, I have to show you my newest LOVE!! For my birthday,I wanted a new palette because my CS 78 pc. palette seems boring for my taste lately. I was thinking of buying an 88 pc. palette and a warm palette but when I saw this I knew I have to get it. All along i thought that these 120 and 180 palette are from coastal scents... I have researched and this looks like the 180 from Manly. Even videos and other bloggers show that this palette looks exactly the same from those of Manly's. I bought this from MOI Cosmetics for only 1,550 pesos!!!Superb Deal isn't it?? hehe..

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This palette is a mixture of matte and shimmery e/s. There are also a few marble e/s included with it. In my opinion, this is more pigmented than my coastal scents BUT more powdery especially the shimmery ones. The texture of the shimmery ones are really soft and they tend to get messy too.The Matte e/s, on the other hand, is really nice. I swear!!! When I opened this palette my jaw dropped and I squealed like a child!! It was love at first sight!!The colors are very vibrant. The downside is there are eyeshadows that look the same. as in same shade and texture.. Talk about 180??!! haha But anyways, I still love this pallete.. haha

Here are the close up of the different eyeshadows:
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^^This is my favorite!! loving the neutrals!!!!


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Their marble shadows look like the shell of a dinosaur egg!! They look sooo cute:
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Here is how small the e/s look like. It is a bit bigger than my cs 78 pc. eyeshadow
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Here are some swatches I made.. I was thinking of doing swatches of all e/s but I got lazy!! They are so many!!haha These are swatches without any primer. Just the e/s only.

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Just one swipe!! look how pigmented they are!!

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the best yellow e/s I have ever seen!!! perfect!!haha

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testing out the marble shadows

If you are wondering how the compartment looks like when I say that they are arranged by layers:
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^the middle one can be removed.

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Over all, this product is amazing!!! You just need a good primer and the right technique in applying them.. :D

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Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Mermaid's Choice: Smokey Teal FOTD

Hi Everyone... I have not posted any decent look for quite some time because I am just not in the mood. Yesterday was our enrollment and I have not yet received my grades.. I am praying that Lord will pass me. This semester is really hard and stressful for me and this coming semester is even harder. I just have an inkling that its gonna be hard because of the line of professors that I have. In this look, I used the samples that all natural face gave me.. It has a very cute name it is called Mermaid's Choice, hence, the title of this post. I forgot to take picture of its swatch but you could see on the picture that it is very shimmery. Their eyeshadow is very pigmented. One swipe and the color shows up beautifully.

I really think that smokey eyes is the easiest look to do because you just have to blend e/s very well to achieve the look that you want. You can go from natural to bold. So here is a very simple tutorial of this look:

1. Prime your lid. I used The All Natural Face Primer and then apply a matte black eyeshadow all over your lid.

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2. Apply teal eyeshadow over the black e/s and blend.

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3. Contour your crease with grayish silver eyeshadow and blend some black e/s on the outer v to create more depth to your eyes. Highlight your brow bone with light colored e/s. here, I used a light flesh eyeshadow from my 78 pc. palette.

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4. Apply black liner on your upper lid and water line. I lined my lower lash line with brown liner to add more drama. I chose brown liner because it somehow softens the look that the black liner created. Lastly, put on some mascara and falsies. I am using my new falsies from landmark which is really cheap. I got it for only 34.75 pesos!! I want more of these falsies.. I don't feel like I am wearing one and it is so easy to apply. I think it has something to do with it being curled already. hihi

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More pictures of the eye makeup:

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All over Look:
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Products used on Face:
In2it powder foundation in Harvest
Elianto cream concealer in deep #2
ELF studioline eyebrow kit
The All Natural Face blush in Juicie Peach
ELF Blush/bronzer duo (I just used the bronzer to contour my cheek bones)
NYX lipstick in Pumpkin Pie
Etude House VIP gloss in nude peach syrup

Camwhoring Moment:
(haha)

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This coming friday, the 13th is my 24th birthday!!!!! weeeh.. I have a long wishlist!!! I hope I could purchase all of them as a gift to myself.. haha

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Himalaya Herbals Neem Facial Wash

Price: 179.00 pesos

Hi guys.. I am back.. After indulging into skin care adventurism (which is trying out tons of different products) and unfortunately experiencing break outs and rashes from it, I have found a good facial cleanser. I told you in my last post that I am loving my new facial wash. What is it? It is the Himalaya Herbals Neem Facial Wash. There are two variants of this wash one is the foaming wash and the other is gel type. I got the Foaming Face Wash first. It looks like this when squirted out of the bottle:

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I was actually bewildered that it was literally a foaming wash. hihi.. I love this foaming facial wash because it made my skin really squeaky clean. I love the fact that it has a light organic scent reminds me of green tea. In my opinion it is suited for normal to oily skin. It made my skin a bit dry but cleansed my skin well.

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Price: 159.00 pesos

This is the other version of the neem facial wash which is called the Purifying Neem Face Wash. I like this better because it is perfect for my very dry skin. It is a very gentle with a very light fragrance almost unscented. It moisturizes while it cleanses my skin. However, I find the foaming one better in cleansing power. I find it mild and perfect for my sensitive skin. Better than celeteque in my opinion.

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The best part about this product is that it is made from natural ingredients. It contains turmeric which is known for its antiseptic and healing properties. It is used in treating and preventing acne. Further, it contains Neem oil. Neem tree yields a lot benefits to men. It is probably one of the most promising plant in the world because of its different uses. In India, it is known as the "Divine Tree" because of its proven medicinal properties.It is anti fungal, antibacterial and antiviral. It is used in acne treatment and relieves redness and itchiness too. It also soothes dry skin and lightens pigmentation.

From Himalaya Herbals:

Neem Foaming Face Wash is a soap-free herbal formulation that gently removes impurities from skin and prevents pimples. Enriched with Neem, Turmeric & Vetiver.

Neem, well known for its anti-bacterial, antiviral and germicidal activities, helps to control acne, pimples and their recurrences.

Turmeric is also known for its antiseptic activity and soothes skin.
Vetiver provides coolness and refrigerant activity. It also has antibacterial activities.

Ingredients Include:

* Azadirachta indica (Neem, Nimba)
* Curcuma longa (Turmeric, Haridra)
* Veiveria zizaniodes (Vetiver, Ushira)

Isn't it promising? A soap free cleanser which purifies your skin well minus those harsh chemicals. I am going organic!I also purchased a loot from a local organic company composed of different stuffs which I am currently loving. I will post about this soon. I am also amazed with Himalaya Herbals wide array of products. Take a peek in their website:

http://www.himalayaherbals.net


They shipped internationally!! I want to try their face packs also and their Kajal eye definer which unfortunately is not yet available locally. How about you? What is your favorite or HG facial wash? I really wanna know... :D


Hair Color Failure + Simple Everyday Look

Hi everyone!! I got a new haircut!! Finally.. However, it does not look different from my last hairstyle.. LOL Nothing new but my hair length already reached my waist so i have to cut it.. I already looked like a freaking witch especially with my jet black hair.. creepy!! I decided to color my hair with garnier golden medium brown.. It was an utter failure.. *SIGH.. I was hoping for a shocking hair color change!! But nothing happened.

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This is my original hair color.

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afyer using garnier hair color.. Oh don't be deceived.. the color just shows up when light strikes on it.. what a waste.. My friend told me that i should have chosen the lightest shade because my hair is jet black.. Being dumb with hair coloring.. I should have researched first before doing it on my own.. tsk tsk,,,

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^^ a very simple and light make up..I seldom wear e/s when going out but I find time to sweep some color on my lid while inside our car.. hehe

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Sorry for the cam whoring I just wanted to show you my stressed free and clear skin. I am loving my facial wash which I will do a separate post. Even with sun light on my skin I am close to bumps free skin..

Products Used on Face:
nivea soft moisturizer
Missha BB boomer
(I think this made my face glow all day)
Maybelline Angelfit Liquid Foundation
Ellana Choco Velvet Primer
Maybelline Great Lash Mascara
ELF Liquid Liner Pen in Black
NYX Lipstick in FIG
ELF Blush and Bronzer Duo (I just used the bronzer)
Ever Bilena Blush In Pink Petal

To My Reader Camilla: I don't know how to reach you.. I hope you read this post.. I also visited elianto's website but I could not get through.. their website is acting weird.. It has something to do with virus thing.. :D Hope I helped you..