Thursday, October 27, 2016

CP-1 Raspberry Treatment Vinegar Review

Can you guys just give me a few minutes of your time to hear (or rather, read) my rave on CP-1 Raspberry hair Vinegar?!! Well, ready or not, here I come!

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Maybelline Creamy Matte Brown Nudes in Nude Nuance

The last time I bought a lipstick from Maybelline was when I was still in law school. It was one of those glossy pastel colors, which I never got to finish. Aside from the fact that the color was horribly off against my skintone (or so I  thought), it emphasized the lines and dryness of my mouth. EEEK!

Years later, I discovered the formula of high end lipstick and  thought that was the end of the story. Bow. No not yet. Haha. Thanks to one of my bffs Donna, who recently gave a tube of Maybelline Colorsensational Matte Vivids,  I re-discovered Maybelline and its lipsticks. I’ve read reviews regarding Maybelline Creamy Mattes but wasn’t convinced until I tried it on my lips. Medyo kadiri naman diba if I use the testers on my lips so no matter how pretty the shades looked, no way was I testing ‘em on my lips. I loved Revlon Matte Balms btw and honestly thought no drugstore matte can top that.

To my luck, after Donna gave me the lipstick, Maybelline Colorsensational went on sale! Add this to fact that National Lipstick day was around the corner that time, so can you imagine how hard it was for me to pass up on all the lipstick goodness?! 

 How’s my experience with the Creamy Mattes?

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Life Update

I have quite a lot on my plate now so I'm cutting back from social interactions. I’m afraid I might do something wrong or hurt someone given that I’m not so much myself these days. I’ve already managed to make a number of people close to me upset, unintentionally of course, so I must barricade or isolate myself first. But just to unload and share with you how I’ve been coping, here’s what I’m up to lately:

Monday, July 4, 2016

NARS Audacious Lipstick in Jane

I've stopped posting as much as I want because I cut back on my makeup purchases. As for skincare and other results targeted products, I don't really have before and after pictures, so what's the point of posting a review right? haha. 

Anyway, the last time I bought a lipstick was way back in January (kala mo naman ang tagal na?) haha but it seriously felt like FOREVER! I mean really, even if I don't like Kylie Jenner, I don't live under a rock to not notice her lips plastered everywhere. It makes me want to apply and reapply (press repeat) my lipstick to make my lips look muy perfecto!

I don't know what's up with me but as of the moment MAC lipsticks do not appeal to me, Saying (or typing rather) it out loud made me feel like I committed a heinous crime haha. If you read my past entries, I am so very particular with lipsticks. I have the following as my criteria:
ease of applying (it has to last! no need for concealer, lipliner and all other seremonyas) and reapplying (no need to wipe off to re-do entire lip),
how it fades (no dreaded lip liner effect please!), 
moisture (no need to apply lip balm), 

so you can just figure out I've managed to eliminate almost every lipstick brand on the market hahaha!

I avoid spur of the moment purchases and make sure I've read enough reviews to justify a purchase.

So okay here's  another thing: I do splurge on lipsticks. So I make sure I end up with something that I would really finish to the last bit. And I wait for at least a month after settling on a brand and color before buying just to gauge how much I really like it. Hahaha. See, I'm still pretty hard on myself.

Long story short, NARS Audacious made the cut. I still have Brigitte and Anna on my stash but want another neutral color but one that pops.

Sunday, May 22, 2016

Tokyo Japan 2016 Drugstore Beauty Haul

Hello everyone!

It's been a month since I went to Tokyo, the Land of All Things Cute!!! Hehehe.

I fell in love with Tokyo so so much that i wanted to go back even before we left Narita Airport . 

And while almost every person I know was raving about authentic Japanese cuisine, I was actually pining for Japanese beauty products. Well, the food was totally good-- but well, priorities. Haha. I got by just fine eating food from 7-11 and Family Mart there.

So I'm showing you my haul from Don Quijote, Matsumoto Kiyoshi and a Japanese drugstore that has no English name/ translation. No high end products here but I made sure that all items i got were Made in Japan.