Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Makeup Experiment: Seiryuu (Fushigi Yuugi)

Hey loves!

I had two of my closest friends over last Saturday at my house to hang-out. We decided to do one of our makeup experiments once again. Gucci, my model for this look, actually suggested this idea to do a creative shoot once again. I think I've done my makeup experiments on her the most and I'm happy that she likes doing them! Haha! 

Anyway, we grew up watching animé, so when we were thinking of a look we could do, I had an idea to take inspiration from one of the shows we watched way back when we were in our elementary school days—Fushigi Yuugi. I'm not sure if you're familiar with this animé, but I remember that we make sure we're home before the show air either on the local channel GMA7 or the cable channel AXN. 

Since this makeup experiment should be creative, I didn't pick any of the main characters to draw inspiration from. I chose to pick from the beast Gods—Suzaku, Seiryuu, Byakko, and Genbu. I like that they represent beasts and elements which would make the whole creative makeup process more interesting.

When I asked Gucci which one she liked, it was down to Suzaku and Seiryuu. Why? Because Suzaku is hot while Seiryuu is majority blue (which is a favorite color). 

Anyway, here's a photo of what our experiment turned out. Just by seeing this, you already know which one we went for...

Monday, January 29, 2018

Nichido Minerals Precise Eye Pencil in Walnut

Hey dears!

My mom had her brow tattooed some years back and now the color has faded and the tattoo is now greyish (sometimes bluish). My mom doesn't use makeup regularly—face powder and lipstick are the only things she apply. She recently wanted to add another cosmetic to her very minimal makeup routine and that's the eyebrow pencils just so her brows don't look too awkward. This is what she (usually I because I apply it for her) uses:

Nichido Minerals Precise Eye Pencil in Walnut
The price of this product is PhP 138.00 when bought last December.

Thursday, January 25, 2018

Essence Hi! Lighting Eyeshadow Mousse in Hi! Mauve

Hello dears!

Four years ago, I blogged about a cream eyeshadow from Essence that I just love to use as an eyeshadow base. I loved it so much that I was so disappointed when I learned that the Essence shops at the leading department stores do not carry those long-lasting eyeshadows anymore. 

Last December, I visited one of their counters to check just in case they carry that cream eyeshadow again or if the brand released a similar product. There was none... but, the sales attendant recommended that I try this...

Essence Hi! Lighting Eyeshadow Mousse in Hi! Mauve
I bought this for PhP 229.00.

Monday, January 22, 2018

L'Oreal Color Riche Moist Matte Lipstick in Beige Couture

Hello dears!

I've been using a lot of matte liquid lipsticks. I still think they look wonderful, but there comes a point that I feel like it looks too dry for me. I still like the sort of matte finish but with a hint of creaminess to it, and that's what this matte lipstick that I'll be share swatches with you in this post is all about!

L'Oreal Color Riche Moist Matte Lipstick in Beige Couture

Saturday, January 20, 2018

Review : Ciate London Liquid Chrome Metallic Eyeliner in Celestial

Hey everyone!

I like doing different looks for my eye makeup. I like colors and contrast so recently, I've been adding more eyeliners than usual. I usually pair my black winged eyeliner with another colored eyeliner. It doesn't matter what color or if it's matte or metallic, or glittered. I just apply whatever catches my "fancy."

Now I just wanted to buy and buy more eyeliners. Haha! I try to stop myself when I can but when I see a good deal, I just can't resist anymore and one of the things I bought is this...

Ciate London Liquid Chrome Metallic Eyeliner in Celestial

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Art Time: Dawn Reviews Mori Notes Pursebook

Hello loves!

I have featured a few of my drawings a few times before. The visual arts have played a significant role in my life and I grew up creating drawings and paintings in different mediums. Art is a big passion of mine, a hell of a lot more than makeup or blogging to be honest. Now that I am writing this post, I'm surprised that I have not tried blogging my thoughts on art exhibits that I've visited, not even my experiences on different art materials.

But one day, a fellow blogger, Jirbie of Couch Wasabi, messaged me if I was willing to try  a certain notebook where I can draw some of my sketches and paintings. We follow each other on Instagram so she might have seen some of my works. I felt touched that she was willing to refer me to this certain brand. It really boosted my confidence when it comes to my creativity. 

A few days later, I received another message from Mitzi, the person behind this unique brand called Mori Notes. She asked if I was interested to use their product and then asked for my shipping details. She was so nice throughout the exchange and I was just so excited to know what item I was gonna get. I was too shy to ask her which exactly of their products will I be receiving. I just knew that I will be able to apply my skills on them so it's gotta be a paper product.

To learn more about Mori Notes, I visited their website and social media sites (Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram) to get an idea of what this brand is all about. They offer various products such as notebooks, pouches, bags, decors, and what seems to be their bestselling item—the "pursebooks." It's a hybrid of a notebook and a purse, which is like a GENIUS idea because as someone who brings a small sketchpad wherever I go, it would have made my life easier if it already came with a purse where I can store my art materials.

And how lucky was I when I opened my package from the brand and saw this pretty thing:

Sunday, January 14, 2018

Revlon Ultra HD Gel Lipcolor in Dawn

Hey loves!

With all this craze for matte lipsticks, there are days that you just appreciate a really good hydrating lipstick. And it gets even better when it feels so lightweight and gives an amazing shade for your lips! 

That's what this product I'll be sharing my short review is about...

Revlon Ultra HD Gel Lipcolor in Dawn

Friday, January 12, 2018

Elizavecca Skin Liar Primer

Hello gorgeous!

As someone who works from eight to five, I try to find makeup that can last the day on my oily skin. One thing that has helped me achieve that is adding primer to my makeup routine. I usually look for primers that prolong makeup and it's a plus if they help my pores appear smaller, control oil, and help the whole makeup application process easier by making the skin feel smoother. I've tried more than a couple of dozens now and I'm still curious to try out more, but for now I'm using this...

Elizavecca Skin Liar Primer

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Celeteque DermoCosmetics Eyebrow Defining Kit

Hey dears!

Since most of us in the Philippines are familiar with the phrase "kilay is life," I think it is safe to say that many who likes to apply makeup agree that having well-groomed and defined brows is important to achieving a great makeup look.

I have struggled in finding the right products to achieve this. I find that my brows are a bit tricky to work with because they aren't even and the hair is thick. Even the thickness from the inner half to the outer part is too different. And so, I've tried brow products in different forms such as pencils, powders, gel, and mascara. Right now, I'm somehow content with what I use to achieve a decent brow and that is that there should always be a brow mascara at all times but I still need another one to fill some spaces. So I try out different kinds like pencils, etc.

Considering that I've experimented with products and use more than one for my brows, I formed this curiosity (or fixation...?) to try and try products from different brands in various forms. I guess it's a good thing for a blogger to have that so I can share my experiences to my readers. 

Anyway, enough with my story and on today's main topic. It's about the...

Celeteque DermoCosmetics Eyebrow Defining Kit
A kit is worth PhP 600.00 each.

Sunday, January 07, 2018

December (2017) Haul — Yay for Christmas Shopping!

Hey everyone!

The holidays might be over but I'm still enjoying some of the things that I got from the events that happened last month. One of the things that definitely made me extra giddy last Christmas is the huge sales from different shop! Haha! I'm glad that we had extra money for spending so I was able to get some stuff for me to use. Let me share what items I was able to get so you know what to  expect on my future blog product reviews...

Marks and Spencer Shea Butter Cream Bath - PhP 350.00

Marks and Spencer Floral Collection Silky Talcum Powder in Rose - PhP 295.00

The prices I posted are their regular prices but I got these at 20% off. They had a promo which lasted for only three days on all regular priced items. The sale happened from December 25-27, 2017.

Friday, January 05, 2018

NOTD : White Poppies on Ultra Violet

Hey everyone!

So while I was thinking of what the color of nail polish I should use for the new year, I thought, why not Ultra Violet? And so I went to my nail polish collection and searched for the polish that's close to the color of the year, and lucky for me, I do have one!

I ended with this nail design!

Tuesday, January 02, 2018

Careline Melted Metallic Lipstick

Hey dolls!

It's 2018!!! Woot! Time just moves so fast. I can't believe 2017 just flew by! 
Anyway, I'm hoping this year would be hell of a lot better and I wish that we can all reflect and appreciate what had happened in the past year/s and make better choices and do meaningful actions this new year. Yay!

And I would like to start 2018 for our blog with a colorful post by sharing the swatches of...

Three Careline Melted Metallic Lipsticks!