Sunday, March 20, 2011

Guerlain Divinora Color Brilliance Lipstick

Guerlain Divinora Color Brilliance Lipstick
in N 270

Surprised?? Guerlain Lipstick on my blog?? haha YES!! ohh do not be fooled these are just sample lipsticks my aunt gave me!! She asked me do you want this? Ok.. its makeup naman. When she handed it to me, I was really surprised that it was Guerlain. (ok,, I must admit I was not just surprised!I was freaking thrilled!haha) She told me that her friend was working at some makeup store in France.. Ohh.. My aunt was from France and she is staying here at our house for 2 weeks. This is the ultimate reason why I rarely blogged since school ended.
Guerlain Divinora Color Brilliance Lipstick 
in N 262

I was expecting a lot from this lipstick since it is from Guerlain. :D
Having this made me think, is there really a world of difference between high end and drugstore/local makeup. Hmm.. This is more moisturizing than the other lipsticks I have tried and a bit more long lasting and the packaging is really beautiful. That's it. 

N 262
This is a gorgeous bright pink lipstick with blue undertones.
 It is almost neon in color with a bit of sheen.
N 270
This is a pretty peachy pink shade.
I am surprised that I like this shade more than the pink one. 
Swatches
N 270 and N 262

Have a nice day everyone!! 

Charm Flat Top Brush

Finally!!!  I now have the chance to make a post on this brush that I super love!! This  was given to me by Sophie of Beautynomics as a gift for my birthday. I was extremely happy getting this. I have read a lot of good reviews about it. The reason why I never had the chance to blog about this --- I am always using it. I have a hard taking taking pictures of it being in a clean and photogenic state.. :D It has replaced my ELF Powder Brush, thus, I use it everyday!! 

Here is a description from Beauty and Minerals Site:
http://beautyandminerals.multiply.com


As mineral foundation demands to buff, buff, and buff, create that flawless face with the perfect buffing mineral foundation/powder brush, the Charm Luxe Flat Top Brush!

Created with densely packed synthetic bristles, The Charm Luxe Flat Top Brush ensures you a wonderful time in front of your vanity mirror as you enjoy the silky softness of the Charm Luxe Flat Top Brush, and see flawless results with it! Ultra soft, but firm bristles work their way into perfection!

The Charm Luxe Flat Top Brush is great for applying loose mineral foundation, or pressed foundation, to ensure even, buildable, flawless coverage on the face!

Price P 600.00
Comparison of the Charm and Elf Powder Brush

The size of  the Charm Brush is more user friendly than the ELF one. As you can see, it is shorter and a bit bigger than ELF. 
The Charm brush is denser and fuller compared to ELF.
 I use it in applying powder foundation, blush and sometimes for contouring too.
The bristles of the Charm flat top is really soft.
The white tips of the bristle allows one  to see the amount of product the brush picks up.

Over all, this product is really good!!


What to love about it?
  • The brush is really full and dense. It gives you a full coverage when you use it for applying powder foundation.
  • The bristles are really soft perfect for those who have sensitive skin.
  • Locally available and affordable too!! Investing in brushes with good quality is a must.
  • It is really multi purpose. I can use it in applying liquid foundation too.
  • The size of the brush makes it travel friendly.
What to hate about it?
  • NONE!! However, it does not dry easily like most of my brushes.
This is definitely one of the best products I have used in 2010!!
For more amazing beauty finds visit
http://beautyandminerals.multiply.com 


Have a nice day everyone!! Godbless!

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Estee Lauder Pure Color Elegance Makeup Palette

My very first high end makeup palette!!
Yes! You all know that I am leaning more on the budget makeup and cheap thrills but having a palette like this is really exciting. This is a palette perfect for travel. It contains 3 lipstick/lipgloss, 1 blush and eyeshadow quad. I  remembered that  my very first powder blush was from estee lauder too, the shade was desert rose. I was not a cheapo before until I entered law school!! haha
The container itself is oozing with elegance!! (It looks so sosyal!! haha)
The blush is really light and the lip products too when I swatched it. I will do a look for this soon if I will have the time. No need to bring brushes!! The appliators are very useful Ohh.. except for the sponge tip one.. I was never a fan of that kind. 
The eye shadows are simply divine!! They are really fine, smooth and pigmented!!

I will definitely bring this on my summer escapades!!
Have a nice day everyone!!

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Bachelor of Laws!! Finally!!

I never loved coffee but this made me a caffeine addict! This made me awake throughout the examinations and revalida!!
HAHAH
Obli and Con
(obligations and contract)
My super cute gray persian kitty!!
Isn't she adorable?? hihihi
It is official..I passed!! I am now a candidate for graduation for a degree of  Bachelor of Laws !!
THANK YOU LORD, to my family, to my ever supportive boyfriend, to my wonderful classmates and friends, and especially to my sorority.
I COULD HAVE NOT DONE IT WITHOUT YOU!!
AD MAJOREM DEI GLORIAM!!

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Fashion 21 Aqualicious Lipstick

Fashion 21 Aqualicious Lipstick


Hi guys. I have been hearing a lot of raves from other filipina youtube gurus regarding the Ever Bilena Matte Lipstick which I loved and discovered years ago. Thanks to Aika of http://diaryofarecessionista.blogspot.com/. I am always intrigued with foreign drugstore brands when it comes to lipstick. I realized (just lately) that I should be trying lipsticks that are locally available. Here are what I found:
Fashion 21 Aqualicious Lipstick Warm Salmon
This bright peach shade. I really find this shade very unique.It compliments my medium skintone and does not make my teeth too yellow. 
Fashion 21 Aqualicious Lipstick in Arctic Stone
A neautral shade perfect for smokey eyes.


Without and With Lipstick Shot Comparion:

What to LOVE:
  • Affordable at 155 pesos only and available here in the Philippines.
  • Creamy 
  • Very pigmented
  • No funky smell like those of NYX
  • Lasted for 3-4 hrs. on my lips
What to HATE:
  • Can be a bit drying at times
Swatch time
Arctic Stone/Warm Salmon

Have a nice day guys!!

New Camera: Sony Cybershot DSC - WX9

Something to look forward to...
I asked my friend's sister who lives in the USA to buy me this one.
Hopefully, I will have it by before March 30.
I got the one in red. Initially I really wanted the Sony HX7V because of the 10x zoom function, however,  the date of release was moved to April 17!! yay!! I got this instead as a present for myself if I will Graduate (sheez.. hopefully with God's help I will. I am suffering from depression right now due to stress. :C ) Loving the fact that it is HD and 3D!! :P


Model Highlights:
16.2 megapixels, 5x optical zoom, 3.0" screen, Full HD
1080/60i video, "Exmor R" CMOS sensor, 10fps, background defocus, manual control,
3D Sweep Panorama
Have a nice day everyone!!