Friday, February 28, 2014

Review : Holika Holika Magic Pole Mascara

Hello loves!

Here's one interesting mascara that I got from Glamourbox last December. I actually won Php 1,000 worth of GC and used it to acquire this product from Holika Holika...

Holika Holika Magic Pole Mascara
This costs Php 535.00.

This was actually one of the products I got so curious about during the time I attended Holika Holika's branch opening at SM Fairview.

Here are labels of the packaging containing product description, ingredients list and other important info about the mascara:

I'm guessing this meant that it doesn't smudge, it's waterproof, it's very black, and it keeps your lashes curled or just magically curls your lashes upon application. :P

When you spread out the box, you get a step by step procedure on how to use it. Unfortunately, I can't read the characters. :P

But just to add some more info regarding this particular mascara, here's further descriptions from the website:

Goodbye to clumpy volume! Hello to sleek power volume! The “impact stick” coats every single eyelash for a maximum volumizing effect! The “magic ball” brushes all over for sleek lengthening effect! Between the “magic stick” and the porous “sponge ball” powder, you will get sleek, powerful volume instead of messy clumps! Put on a magic spell on your eyelashes with the “magic ball”! Create a stronger impact with this dark black color! Anyone can become a magician of eyelashes with the “magic stick” mascara and the “magic ball”! Achieve triple power volume at the center of your eyelashes! The deep dark black color will add charm to your eyelashes to help you make a stronger impact with your eyes. SIZE:  9ml 

DIRECTIONS: Boosts eyelashes up with Magic Stick(B), Separates lashes using the upper part of Magic Ball(A). Wear it alone, or layer it over few times for instant magical lash change! 

INGREDIENTS: WATER, ACRYLATES COPOLYMER, COPERNICIA CERIFERA (CARNAUBA) WAX, STEARIC ACID S,IRON OXIDES(CI77499), TEA-STEARATE, TRIETHANOLAMINE, ACACIA SENEGAL GUM, BUTYLENE GLYCOL,GLYCERYL ABIETATE, HYDROGENATED POLYISOBUTENE, BEESWAX, PARAFFIN, CARBON BLACK, CELLULOSE,GLYCERYL STEARATE S,ACRYLATES/OCTYLACRYLAMIDE COPOLYMER,NYLON-66,PHENOXYETHANOL PR,LIMNANTHES ALBA (MEADOWFOAM) SEED OIL, DIMETHICONE S,HYDROXYETHYLCELLULOSE, CETETH-25, PROPYLENE GLYCOL, ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN, HYDROLYZED MILK PROTEIN,HYDROLYZED SILK,TOCOPHERYL ACETATE, PEG-60 HYDROGENATED CASTOR OIL, GLYCERIN,PANTHENOL

Packaging is like-fairytale like but also edgy at the same time.


But what makes it more unique is the wand!


The spherical shape at the tip of this mascara wand is pretty new to me.


What does this "magic ball" do? It helps in separating the lashes so they won't clump together and it also makes application easier on the shorter lashes at the corners of the eye lash line.

So let's see how it works, shall we?

Bare eyes

Curled lashes

One coat

Two coats

With one coat, the lashes looked amazing. It maintained my curled lashes, it is very black and it gave my lashes extra length and volume. But with my second coat, I did experience small clumping and even the spider leg look. At least my lashes stayed curled even if it looked too thick already. :P

This mascara is really good for a whole day makeup. I don't encounter the "panda eyes" or smudging. I'm impressed on how it held my lashes curled and how it stayed clean and very black the whole day.

What I LIKE:

 - Waterproof
- Keeps my lashes curled
- Very black
- No strong chemical scent
- Lovely packaging
- Unique spherical wand
- Volumizing and a little lengthening
- Easy application at the lower lash line and the corner lashes

What I'm NEUTRAL about:

- Price
- Holika Holika only has few physical branches but you can always order online via Lazada or Glamourbox

What I DON'T LIKE:

- Multiple coats may lead to a little clumping... One coat is honestly just enough to make your lashes more gorgeous!

Would I buy again? I probably will. It works great and looks great! My friends who saw me using it were amazed with its unique wand. :)

So what are your thoughts on the Holika Holika Magic Pole Mascara?
Have you tried it yet? Do you know other mascaras with unique wand shapes?


Cheers,
DAWN

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Nature Republic Extreme Sparkling Eyeliner

Hello dears!

A month ago, Nature Republic had an awesome promo of buying 2 products for the price of one. One of the products I bought with that promo is...

Nature Republic Extreme Sparkling Eyeliner
Regular price is Php 350.00.

The shade I bought is Gold. It's available in two other shades—white and silver.

I like the design of the packaging. It's really cute and fun. I love the color too. It looks peach so I thought that it was peach and not gold. :P

This is the applicator. The tip is fine and thin that makes application very easy to control.

Though it looks peachy as mentioned before, it's a soft gold color. See the swatch below:

On my hand

It's shimmery and metallic. It dries easily so no need to wait for minutes to finally open your eyes. :)

And here's how I usually use it:


I apply it on top of my black eyeliner. I sometimes use it under the waterline. It brightens the eyes and makes them stand out.

Do you use use these kinds of eyeliners? What shades do you use and from which brand?


Cheers,
DAWN

Feeling Good and Looking Good Start with Velvet Rose Lingerie Shapewear and Intimates (Press Release)

Hello girls!

Velvet Rose Lingerie introduces their Shapewear and Intimates in this Press Release!


Finding the perfect undergarments is just as important as finding that IT dress, skin tone- flattering pair of nude high heels, or figure- forming jeans. You cannot hide on the outside what doesn’t feel good on the inside- when those muffin tops keep on bulging or your brassiere is nowhere near supportive, you’ll feel uneasy and uncomfortable and surely, it will show! At Velvet Rose Lingerie, we believe that feeling good and looking good starts from the inside that’s why we commit to offering only the highest quality, stylish shapewear and intimate wear backed up with innovative technologies and made with superior fabric and material that feel oh-so-comfy. It’s time you get the right support you need!

Intimate Wear


 Ultra soft, high quality intimates that provide you the right support. Our brassieres are made with the softest foam pads that feel just like skin, while our underwear range is engineered to feel smooth and invisible once worn. Not only that, they come in this season’s trendiest styles and colors.

Second Skin Multi-way Bra
Colors: Black & Bark (Nude)
Php: 1,680.00


 Second Skin Super Push-Up Bra
Colors: Black & Bark (Nude)
Php: 1,890.00

 T-Shirt Bra- P1,390.00
Super Push- Up Bra- P1,590.00
String- P380.00
Hipster- P590.00



Shapewear

 Our Shape Perfection series beautifully enhances curves, hides bulges, and slims down your figure without compromising comfort. Superior fabric and stay-put seamless technology lets you move freely and with ease.

 Shape Perfection Control Body Suit
Colors: Balck & Bark (nude)
Sizes S-M-L
Price: PhP 1,980.00

Shape Perfection Control Dress 
Colors: Black & Bark (Nude)
Sizes: S-M-L
Price: PhP 1,980.00


To inquire about our Shapewear and Intimates collection, please call the following numbers:

Shangri-La Plaza: 634-6571
SM Mall Of Asia: 556-0731
Robinson’s Galleria: 683-0329

About Velvet Rose Lingerie

In 2003, Velvet Rose Lingerie has first opened its doors to the public at Robinson’s Galleria. It is a concept store that houses various intimate pieces from underwear, brassiere, hosiery, lingerie, swimwear, sleepwear to bedroom novelty items. The demand for the brand’s wide variety of selections has prompted them to open more stores across the metro. Currently, Velvet Rose Lingerie has three stores in Metro Manila (Shangri-La Plaza, Robinson’s Galleria, and SM Mall of Asia) and one in Davao, (Chimes Mall) which marked the brand’s first out-of-Manila expansion. In 2008, the brand has forayed into the online shopping world to cater to more women, as well as to make shopping easier for their loyal patrons. Ten successful years into the lingerie and intimates industry, Velvet Rose Lingerie still continues to delight women of all ages with its up-to-date, stylish, high quality, reliable intimates that make you feel genuinely confident and beautiful from the inside out.

For more information, please visit Velvet Rose Lingerie’s Facebook fan page (http://www.facebook.com/VRLOfficial) and Twitter account (https://twitter.com/VRLingerie). Please follow us on Instagram (velvetroselingerie) and visit our official website for our complete product listing and for purchases. (http://www.velvetrose-lingerie.com)


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