Saturday, January 31, 2009

NOTD: Feat. NARS Nail Polish in 'Arabesque' and China Glaze 'Up all Night'

(pink glitter in a sheer base) - $16 I'm not really into glittery nail polishes but NARS 'Arabesque' stood out. The glitter chunks are not overly chunky and it dried surprisingly fast too in less than a minute. You can wear it alone or as a top coat.
China Glaze Nail Polish in 'Up all Night' (shimmery midnight blue)

Review: Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion in 'Sin'

As described from the box, UDPP Sin is a primer potion in shimmering champagne color. It can be used alone or as an eyeshadow base. Works as great as the original UDPP only shimmery. I don't know about you, but I prefer my eyeshadows shimmery so this is an instant fave! The color is pretty close to MAC Stilife Paint. See comparison below:
As some of you may know, I am not a big fan of MAC Stilife paint so it's easy for me to pick UDPP Sin over it. COMPARED TO MAC STILIFE, UDPP SIN IS:
  • darker in color
  • dries faster
  • won't crease (already expected since it's one of the best primers duh!)
I've been into neutral looks lately so this is perfect! Notice how it enhanced the color of the brown eyeshadows.
MAKEUP USED L'egere BB Cream as base Smashbox Halo in 'Light' to set Concealer under the eyes + Benefit High Beam + Benefit Powderflage to set
Urban Decay Sin and Smog eyeshadows L'Oreal Lineur Intense Liquid Liner in 'Carbon Black' Maybelline Lash Stiletto Mascara MAC Pearlglide Eyeliner in 'Wolf' on waterline MAC MSF in 'Blonde' on cheeks MAC Lipstick in 'CB96'
VERDICT: Need I say more? Go get it! The only hassle is getting every last drop of the product out of the odd shaped bottle. I wonder if I can just soak it in warm water like what Ricebunny did to save her lipglosses. It may not be as effective tho. But yeah, I need to stock up on this lol!

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Review: L'egere White Multi BB Cream

What is a BB cream? It's the latest craze of skincare particularly in Asia. 'BB' stands for 'Blemish Balm' which has ALL-IN-ONE function:
  • Sun Protect
  • Makeup Base
  • Skin Cover
  • Foundation
  • Skin Whitening
  • Blemish Concealer
Sounds too good to be true right? There are tons of BB creams with different brands but thanks to these lovely ladies' reviews (xppinkx and MakeMeBlushhh), I was able to pick 2 brands. Believe me it's too hard to pick! I wish someone would sell samples of different bb creams just to try. I got mine from ebay seller Japanese Products Lover. I'm still waiting for the other one by Skinfood. I picked these 2 mainly because of their 'oil control' properties. My face is super oily especially on the T-zone. So here is my review of my very first BB Cream:
L'egere White Multi BB Cream 50g $29.99
I thought it's gonna be dark but it blends to your skin tone. I'm NC 25-30. BE PREPARED TO GET SCARED! YIKES!
  • Blendable
  • Buildable
  • Not too heavy
  • Easy to take off
  • Brightens skin instantly
  • Great Coverage
  • Hard to find
  • Doesn't fully hide dark under eye circles
  • Skin tends to look oily at first BUT it gets better by the end of the day
FINISHED LOOK Urban Decay Scandal and Last Call eyeshadows NARS Blush in 'Angelika' NARS Multiple in 'Copacabana' as highlighter MAC Mattene Lipstick in 'Poise' Maybelline Lash Stiletto L'Oreal Lineur Intense Liquid Eyeliner in 'Carbon Black'
VERDICT: I'm very pleased with this product. I don't even have to use a foundation primer, liquid foundation, and concealer. I just use concealer now for my dark under eye circles. I still have to set it tho with my 'Smashbox Halo' which btw i also love. I should have a review for that soon.

Monday, January 26, 2009

Revisited: NARS Blushes & Swatches

NARS blushes from my infamous Sephora Friends and Family Haul Video...
SWATCHES Click photos to enlarge

Urban Decay Sustainable Shadow Box and Swatches

I wasn't planning to get this cuz i already have most of the colors from the other palletes. But as an avid collector of UD Shadow Boxes, i had to get this. Better late than never =P oh, and it also came with a mini primer potion which is not on the photos...
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The colors that are not on the other shadow boxes are:
  • YDK (bronzed mocha with golden microglitter)
  • Flipside (electric teal with blue sheen)
  • Flash (bright iridescent purple)
  • Kiddie Pool (ocean blue with iridescent glitter

New Hair Color

From 'Dark Ash Blonde' to 'Auburn Brown' ... DARK ASH BLONDE AUBURN BROWN Wut u think?

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Nail of the Day (NOTD): China Glaze Avalanche and Sephora by OPI Metro Chic

I did my nails today using Sephora by Opi 'Metro Chic' for base and China Glaze 'Avalanche' for silver tip...

Benefit Haul + Mini Review

As I was shopping at Macy's, I stopped by the Benefit counter and decided to check out their Powderflage. I've been looking for something to set my undereye concealer and I heard this is made especially for that. I got the eye bright pencil too. Yes! I'm willing to try anything to hide my hideous dark circles! They gave some product samples too!
Benefit Powderflage - $28

The product claims to camouflage dark circles and fine lines. The kit comes with 3.2g of product, small fan brush, and instructions. For hiding dark circles, it works better if used over a concealer than alone. I didn't really see much difference after using it.

Benefit Eye Bright Pencil - $20

AKA instant eye brightener. The pink pencil claims to brighten tired eyes for a wide awake look. It does work but I still prefer my High Beam + Concealer method for more coverage. This pencil is great though for traveling and if you're in a hurry to do your makeup.

THE VERDICT: Will I re-purchase these products again? I don't think so. A lot of people swear by these products but unfortunately, not for me =( I still can do without them.

New Earrings + Shoes

As I mentioned on my yt vid, I fell in love with these earrings when I first saw it. I'm actually looking for a gold tone earring and this is just perfect! I was lucky enough to snag it when had a 20% additional sale on selected items and free shipping on $50 or more worth of items. Original price is $190 and currently on sale now for $114. Hurry while supplies last! They got some other great stuff on sale too!
DIOR Ladysweet Butterfly Earrings
  • Polished gold metal
  • Golden butterfly charm with glittery enamel center
  • Dior script charm with colored crystal
  • Pierced hook backing
  • Drop measures 1"
  • Packaged in a white and silver Dior box
I was also able to snag this cute gunmetal colored pumps on sale for $10 from Payless. Yes, I shop there too! I shop anywhere! I even get excited shopping at 99 cents store lol! That's how I'm addicted to shopping!
I got some cute outfits too but I'm not gonna post them. Ciao for now my luvlies! I've got more collective haul to share with you!!!

First Post

I finally have my very own blog! i'm not a lurker anymore hah! I was hesitant at first cuz im not sure if im gonna have time. The main reason of creating this blog is to post pics and swatches (since youtube video quality won't do justice) and hopefully do some product reviews as well. Someone on yt mentioned that I should do a vlog. Imma stick to blog for now lol! I might also do some random postings so y'all can take a peek of my personal life. Plus, sometimes it's easier to post blogs rather than do vids. I found a new hobby! lol! Happy reading my luvlies!