Friday, July 3, 2015

My "Let's Go To The Grocery, But Let's Drop By Somewhere First" Moment

I seriously can't remember the last time I posted a haul on my blog.  I still buy some stuff, though not as much as before, but I don't get too excited like I am right now with my recent purchase. 
Me and the hubby were at the mall a few nights ago. We were on our way to the grocery when I decided to do a quick check at the Bobbi Brown counter. I've been itching to buy the Long-Wear Cream Shadow Stick in Vanilla for ages, but it's always OOS. I don't usually check out makeup counters when I'm with hubby (I think we all know why, hahah!) but I just had the feeling that the long-awaited Vanilla is finally available.  And it is!  I jumped with joy as soon as the SA told me there is still ONE remaining stock. OMG, the last one. I gotta have it!  I was already at the cashier when I glanced upon a box that says Mini Must Haves so while waiting for my turn to be served, I picked it up and checked what's inside. 
Mini Must Haves, AED 178
(Mini Essentials)
Needless to say, I bought it.  I mean how can I say No? It has all the nicest stuff!  What really sold me is the Cleansing Oil and the BB Cream, which I have been wanting to try. It comes with makeup pouch too.  I think this one's a good deal, really. 

Thursday, July 2, 2015

My Favorite Brand of Falsies For Everyday Use

I think a colleague of mine just realized that I am indeed wearing falsies (almost) everyday. She approached me one day and said, "You must have been spending a lot of money in buying a lot of false lashes since the cheapest (branded) we have available here is from Ardell which costs AED25.  And since you can only use it 3-4times max, I am wondering how many pairs you buy each time."
Hmm, I didn't know she's already over-analyzing my addiction to falsies. LOL!
Anyway, I told her that yes, I buy a lot of falsies but no, I don't spend a lot of moolah.  I'm just lucky that I was able to get my hands on a brand (wait, it actually doesn't have a brand name!) that is cheap and still of good quality. 
Here it is:
I'm sure that some of you knows this brand (geesh, there is no brand name ang kulit mo lang). I actually got it as a gift from a good friend of mine in PH. She said it costs Php150 a box, which houses 10 pairs of natural-looking lashes.  I think she got it somewhere in Quiapo.

If it costs Php150, then a pair costs Php15 which is more or less AED1.25.
Not bad ha! 
Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Magnifibres Brush-On False Lashes

It's no secret that I am so into false lashes these days. Heck, I even feel like my eye makeup is not complete without it.  So yes, I wear falsies almost everyday.  I am just lucky that people around me now are used to seeing women with long, luscious lashes, be it falsies or natural.  Unlike before, I get stares as if I am somebody out of this world. Haha!

But applying false lashes can be quite time-consuming.  So I still wish that I have naturally long and luscious lashes, who doesn't? I've tried a number of lash serums in the past but never really got to see results. Blame it on me though, as I was not that consistent in using them.

So when I got this Magnifibres Brush-On False Lashes during the Oblogger Party last month, I knew I finally have an alternative to wearing false eyelashes.

Magnifibers Brush-On False Lashes
(AED 150)

As per the product blurb, this brush-on natural fibres can create a stunning false lash effect in seconds and  can be used between coats of your favorite mascara.

Monday, June 29, 2015

A Miracle In A Tube: Happyskin Eye Need A Miracle Corrector

I don't think it would come as a surprise if I tell you that Happyskin is slowly invading my makeup kit.  The number of products that I use from that brand is growing each time they would come up with new releases.  Do I regret it? Not at all. They are affordable, they work great, they look good on most skin tones and they are also infused with ingredients that care for the skin.  Makeup + skincare in one?  Oh yes!

Today,  I wanna share with you one of their products that I don't think I can live without...their Eye Need A Miracle Corrector.  I've been using it since the day I got it and I haven't reached out since then to my Benefit Erase Paste which I've been using for the longest time. Oh well, it's really hard to be loyal to a makeup product when you come across something that works as good, if not better, at a cheaper cost. So please, don't judge me! (wink)

Happy Skin Eye Need A Miracle Corrector
(Php 799)

This baby is not just a corrector for the under eyes, you can also use it to correct scars, birthmarks, freckles and any other skin pigmentations.  The idea behind correctors is to neutralize the area first, before putting another color on top of it. In the case of this corrector, it has salmon (peachy) tones in it that is great in neutralizing bluish tones. After neutralizing the area, you can now top it off with a concealer or a foundation with the same shade as your skin to better even it out.  The result? Skin looks more flawless without looking cakey.  When you try to conceal an area without neutralizing it first, you'd be piling up the product layer by layer and still end up with an uneven skin tone (which can look grayish) and with a makeup that is looking cakey. Now, who wants that? Hands in the air, anyone?

I use this solely on my under eyes area and what I really like about it is that, aside from it neutralizes the area, it also helps in brightening it up.  On most days, I just set it with powder and that's it.  But sometimes, I still put a concealer on which is lighter than my skin tone to really brighten up that area.  

Thursday, June 25, 2015

NARS Audacious Lipstick in Brigitte

Ah finally, my first NARS lipstick!  And yes, it's named after me.  Hahaha, I wish!  All these 40 shades from the Audacious lipstick line are named after women who have inspired Francois Nars.  I'm just lucky may katukayo ako among these women.

These lippies were launched Fall of last year and one of my blogger friends told me that one  of the shades has my name. It got me excited since it's the first time there's a makeup with my name but I never got to check it out until last month. O-ha, my EQ has indeed levelled-up with regards to buying makeup.  Hindi na ako ganon kaadik, I think.  Hahaha.

Priced at AED 165, this has got to be the most expensive lippie in my stash.  I must admit I was hesitant to buy it at first, because 1) I am not really a lippie-kind-of-person and 2) I already have a lot!  So I couldn't really justify the moolah I'd be shelling out for just one lipstick. But then again, it has my name on it eh!  So I know I really need to buy it.  Okay fine, don't judge me. 

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