Dec 20, 2009

Makeup for the Holidays

i'n going to spend the holidays in sydney, and apart from the age-old question of what clothes and shoes i'm going to pack, a new one pops-up this year: what makeup products am i going to bring with me? :D

as much as i would like to bring my entire collection, i can't =P so i had to pick favorites..

The Face Shop Span Oil Control Pre Makeup
Make Up For Ever Mat Velvet Foundation
Make Up For Ever High Definition Powder (forgot to include in picture)
The Body Shop Nature's Mineral Foundation
Ellana Bronzer in Harmony (forgot to include in picture)

 The Body Shop Blush Trio in Warm Sunset
The Body Shop Solar Duo Blush in Radiant Pink

Urban Decay Primer Potion
Profusion Pearl Palette
The Body Shop Hot Brights Eye Liner
Maybelline Lasting Drama Gel Eyeliner
Maybelline Unstoppable Shiny Black Mascara

NYX Round Lipstick in Indian Pink
NYX Round Lipstick in Watermelon
Smashbox Pink Power Lip Palette

other essentials i'm taking with me..

The Body Shop Kabuki Brush
Suesh Brush Cleaner
Fanny Serrano Eyelash Curler
Make Up For Ever Sens'Eyes Eye Cleanser

i don't actually plan on wearing makeup every single day, but it's good to have my stash with me in case i want to get dolled up :D

happy holidays everyone! :)

Dec 19, 2009

FOTD/OOTD: 1920s

our team's Christmas Party was held at TGIF, Glorietta and the theme was 1920's Casa Royale :)

i went for shimmery neutral eyes (light gold and bronze) and really red lips.. :)

Make Up For Ever High Definition Primer
Make Up For Ever Mat Velvet Foundation
The Body Shop Blush Trio in Warm Sunset

Urban Decay Primer Potion
Profusion Pearl Palette
Make Up For Ever Aqua Eyes Eyeliner in 0L Matte Black
Make Up For Ever Smoky Lash Mascara
The Face Shop False Eyelashes in XLH

NYX Round Lipstick in Electra

and here's my 1920's attire.. :)

i bought the dress from the Apartment 8 booth at the St. James Bazaar. it was such a great find! :) and i got the headband from The Ramp. it was quite expensive for a hairpiece, but i just couldn't resist!

i love dressing up! :)

Think Pink Prizes

here are my prizes from wuzzyangel's think pink giveaway :) i was only supposed to receive 2 Smashbox palettes, but she included lotsss of extras :D

i received the following:
Breast Cancer Ribbon Soap 
Smashbox Pink Power EyePalette
Smashbox Pink Power Lip Palette
Revlon Runway Collection Nails in Mystic
Harajuko Lovers Fragrance Samples
Earrings by Houston Godly Creations
Hello Kitty Tag

how generous!!! :) wuzzy also attached a personal note, so sweet! :)

let's take a closer look at the makeup.. these palettes are in support of the Young Survival Coalition, a foundation dedicated to Breast Cancer

Smashbox Pink Power Eye Palette in Celebrate

one color got damaged huhuhu. the other half is still intact, so hey, it's all good. the palette consists of 3 colors: a whitish-pink shade that can be used to highlight the brow bone, a soft pretty pink shade for the lid, and a dark brown shade with flecks of gold to add depth.

here's a swatch. i am really loving that middle color! :) 

Smashbox Pink Power Lip Palette in Inspire

the lip palette also comes in 3 colors: pink, peach, and bronze.

the brush that comes with it is pretty neat! it's retractable and dual-ended, cool huh!

here are swatches of the glosses, in order of the colors above. click on the image to enlarge. my favorite is the bronzey one :)

thanks again to wuzzyangel for my lovely prizes! :) you're amazing! :)

Dec 17, 2009

Floo Powder

i finally got my 2nd set of prizes :D they've been sitting at the post office for 3 weeks, and i didn't really have the time to claim them. thanks to the boyfriend for picking them up for me, wheee :D

i won shopaholicmommy's Orglamix giveaway, wherein i received the Floo Powder collection :) they included 2 full sized jars, how incredibly generous! :D

it consists of the ff colors: Obsidian, Brimstone, and Fog. Obsidian appears dark blue at first, but turns black-ish when swatched. it still has some blue components to it, especially when you hit the light. Brimstone is a dark silver color, while Fog is a pretty sparkly blue. these colors would be great for sporting a deep, dramatic, smokey eye :)

so happy to receive another Orglamix collection! :D the color payoff is really great, and application is just smooooth! these are really great quality mineral eyeshadows :)

shopaholic mommy and cheri, thank you thank you thank you! :)

Dec 15, 2009

My NYX Haul

my friends and i ordered some NYX products from the US. i tried very hard to control myself and not get everything in sight, teehee. i picked out a couple of lipsticks and glosses to add to my collection :)

* the lipsticks *


a pretty nude shade (well, bronzey actually) with some sparkle :) great to pair with a smokey eye


this reminds me of indian pink, and my swatches actually kind of look alike. but watermelon is actually pink toned, whereas indian pink is coral toned. very very pretty! :)


i'd call this a barbie pink shade. i don't know yet if i have the guts to wear this out, haha. it's one of those lipsticks that's good to have in your stash when you just want to have fun! :D


a blue-based red that is gorgeous! can i just say fierce? :D i've found my perfect red lipstick! :D

* the lipglosses *

i like the wand, see? makes application smoother (hmmm, is that the right word?) well u know what i mean!


both glosses taste/smell very fruity, which i actually like! :)

crystal soda

this comes out pretty clear, actually. or maybe it just doesn't show up on me. it just adds a bit of sparkle to my lips.


a very sparkly pink shade. comes out lighter than i expected, which is fine.

the lipglosses are so-so for me, nothing too special i'd say. but the lipsticks are absolute love! :) i never used to be a lipstick person, but NYX makes me want more and moooore! :D

Dec 13, 2009

Mini Maybelline Haul

i was at sm makati earlier, browsing thru the newly renovated watsons area. the 30% off sign at maybelline caught my eye =P

i bought the Diamond Glow Palette in Gray Pink. i wanted a small palette for creating a smokey eye, and this was perfect :)


i also finally decided to purchase the Lasting Drama Gel Eyeliner. i've been hearing good reviews about it, and i didn't want to miss the opportunity of getting it on sale, teehee. i bought the Brown shade because well, that was the only color they had on stock =P

can i just say that i am now a gel liner convert? application was super duper easy, and the liner was very creamy.

 i luv it! :) makes me want to stock up on other colors :D

Dec 7, 2009

Pink Vanity

my newest baby: the pink vanity case from Suesh! :D the boyfriend and i went to the big outlet sale at mall of asia today, and he got me this for christmas :) wheeee! :)

it's got 3 fold out trays, and the center compartment has adjustable dividers.

of course, i immediately filled it with my makeup stash when i got home :D i was so OC doing it! i put the eyeshadows and mascaras on the 1st layer, then the eye liners and lip glosses on the next. on the other side, i put the face primers and foundations together, and the blushes and finishing powders next to it. lastly, i  put the makeup remover, lipsticks, false lashes, and palettes on the center. i also put my face masks in here, just to use up the space.

as you can see, my makeup collection is pretty small (oh come on! compared to other beauty junkies out there! yes you! haha). it looks pretty packed already, but i'm sure i can squeeze in moooore stuff :P

thanks baby!!! *mwahhh*
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