Sunday, February 28, 2010

UD BOS Alice in Wonderland: Mushroom + Jabberwocky EOTD

i felt deprived after not being able to use my palette right away that now that i finally have it, i've been reaching out to it almost everyday :)

i love most, nope...i mean all of the colors and they are like screaming my name whenever i am choosing what color to use for an EOTD. geesh, now i am hearing things!

anyways, here's my first eotd using my new palette:

PAC brow kit
UD e/s in Mushroom and Jabberwocky
MAC Penultimate liner
UD 24/7 liner in Zero
Shiseido MM lash expander

Laura Mercier primer
MAC SF liquid in NC25
Cinemasecrets concealer
MAC blush in Pretty Baby
Shu Uemura matte loose powder

MAC l/s in Peachstock
Maybelline lipgloss

confused look

shhleepy look

and yeah, this palette is my fave at this time!

Friday, February 26, 2010

it has come!

this post is loooongg overdue...sniff.
but hey, like what they say "It's better late, than never!"

my long-awaited palette arrived February 11, just in time for my sister's prom (and so i thought). i was so excited to bring it home to the province so i can use it for sam's makeup...

but there has been a not so minor problem:

yeah, the mirror is broken...full story here. i must admit, i was so frustrated that i wanted to cry. if i return it and have my money refunded, it would take me ages to get another one...if i just keep it as it is, well...the mirror's broken and it's bad luck. but bad luck or not, i paid for the palette and i deserve to get what i paid for.

good thing, the seller met up with me and replaced the damaged palette.

oh, Alice...i thought i'd lose you!


16 yummy colors

most of the shades are already present in Vol I and Vol II, but i don't care...not because i don't have vol 2 but because this is limited, baby! and i must have it!
(don't be like me...hahaha)

Underland - Alice - Oraculum - Queen

Chessur - White Rabbit - Wonderland - Curiouser

Muchness - Mushroom - Midnight Tea Party - Vorpal

Absolem - Drink Me, Eat Me - Mad Hatter - Jabberwocky

liners in Flipside and Zero

midget size of their famous UDPP

i wasn't able to use the palette for my sister's prom, but it's okay. at least i got it replaced, and since mom liked it very much she asked me to get her one too! yes, my mom is another proud owner of this Urban Decay Alice in Wonderland palette! she just loves how blendable the eyeshadows are and the colors...she adores the colors!

now, i am so relieved that i finally got what i paid for. i am loving my new palette, and now i want to get my own Vol II even more!

honestly, i was on the verge of getting mad with the seller and confronting her in a not-so-good manner. but i think i was too frustrated to even argue...good thing she offered to have it replaced the next day, and even threw a kabuki brush as a freebie! so ladies, if you get involved in a transaction like this one, try to come up with some sort of agreement first and talk it out with the seller. there's no issue that cannot be resolved when you talk about it and when both parties are calm and willing to compromise.


Thursday, February 25, 2010

Product Review: ELF Powder Brush

i tried some ELF brushes before, found them to be scratchy and not being able to distribute the pigments very short, i didn't like them at all. there were some products that i did like..but their brushes, a big No.
until this:

This new anti bacterial, synthetic haired Taklon brush is softer and more absorbent and can be used with wet or dry products. Be a professional makeup artist and create a flawless look with this e.l.f. studio brush!
  • Creates a professional sculpted look
  • Full coverage color
  • Use for powder or blush for perfect contouring
  • Vegan Friendly

(photo and product blurb taken from their site)

i didn't know this brush even exists. i've been seeing a lot of posts about their Studio line makeup and brushes but never really checked into it. A friend sent me this brush on one of our swaps, and she did tell me that this is one good brush. I washed it immediately, but hesitated using it for quite sometime. Until one day, that i need a brush to buff my powder and the rest of my face brushes are still drying up. So i had no choice but to give this a chance.

and oh boy, i just wanted to hit myself with it big time...

it's perfect!

what i love:

  • gives that flawless, well-blended look
  • buffs in powder and liquid very well into a polished, natural look
  • soft, densely packed hairs

  • luxurious black color and design
  • long handle, easy to use
  • affordable price, $3
  • no shedding, no bleeding and no funky smell
  • fits just right in my hand
what i hate:
  • the hairs can be frizzy (buhaghag). geesh, i need to find a better word! LOL
other than that, this is the perfect flat top brush for me.

will i buy again?
i now have the entire Studio line brushes and other items on cart, tee-hee!

  • Always wash your brushes prior to use
  • Use a brush cleanser or a conditioning shampoo in cleaning your brushes. I use my Johnson's milk bath or MAC brush cleanser.
  • To prevent the brush hairs from being frizzy, use a brush guard (this i must have, soon)
  • Clean brushes regularly

do you have the other brushes from ELF? if you do, please suggest what i should get, before i check out the entire brush set. :)

Lesson Learned: Some things are worth another chance!

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Sunsilk Damage Repair pack for free!

the best things in life are free...don't you think so too?

just text 10DAYS to 2600, and this is what you'll get:

Sunsilk Damage Repair gift pack!

Shampoo and Conditioner

too bad, the package doesn't include the serum...which i am loving right now!


i've been using this repair line from Sunsilk for quite a while now and i am loving it to bits. since i've grown my hair long, i've been blowdrying it everyday and the heat (not to mention, my constant hair coloring) has finally taking its toll. i've been looking for a line that isn't too expensive and i saw this during one of my visits at Watsons...surprisingly, it really works! people have been commenting that my hair looks healthier now...yey!

so when i saw this free give away info somewhere (can't remember where, gah!) i didn't think twice and immediately sent the SMS. well, i was running out of supply and to get them for free definitely won't hurt :) i got a call days after and the package arrived the next day...sweet!

again, just text 10DAYS to 2600 to get yours too.
promo ends April 17, 2010


Monday, February 22, 2010

my Protest + Perversion eotd...

i've been sporting neutral looks lately, and i miss wearing my Happy Friday colors so much! And eversince i learned that green is the color of my birthstone, green has become my favorite color! hahahaha, yeah, i can be that corny.

so here's my Happy Friday look weeks ago wearing colors from my Urban Decay Book of Shadows vol. 1:

PAC brow kit topped with MAC browset in Beguile
UD e/s in Protest and Perversion
MAC liner in Rapidblack
Shiseido MM Lash Expander
UD 24/7 liner in Zero

Laura Mercier primer
Revlon Colorstay in Buff
MAC SS concealer in NW20
MAC blush in Dainty
Shu Uemura Matte loose powder

MAC lipglass in Pink Frost

i drove home to Bataan for my sister's prom...and guess who welcomed me:

my baby MAC who's celebrating his first birthday next month!

i was looking back at his first pictures..he was so small then. but now, he looks more like a pig than a pup! my mom's been spoiling my baby too much, giving him his favorite dog food and rice everyday. geesh, that's what happens when moms have been looking forward to having their grandkids for a long time now!

i miss my baby so much. i am actually guilty for not bringing him back to manila with me. in as much as i wanted to, i am quite sure he's in better hands when he's with my family back home.


Sunday, February 21, 2010

another round of NYX loot...

how can i be so outdated!? lots of makeup addicts (errr, enthusiasts i mean) have been raving about the NYX cream blushes and i don't have any friggin' idea that they exist!

good thing, Sol's always there to the rescue...hahaaha!

cream blushes, eyebase and lipgloss

Gold Pink

and yet another purrrttty shade of gloss from NYX!

Boho Chic



i am yet to learn how to apply cream blushes properly. for some tips on cream blush application, here's Nikki's post..i'm sure you'll learn a lot.

Eyebase in Medium

want to get these as well?
click here.


Thursday, February 18, 2010

My Kanebo Coffret D'Or Trance Deep Eyes in Rose look...

Since the day I saw my mom's Coffret D'Or in Grey, i've been wanting to get myself one of these cute palettes from Kanebo. I've been reading a lot of raves on Kanebo makeup and the curious cat me in can't wait to at least own one.

Maybe an angel have heard my plea, and my wish came true:

my very own Kanebo Coffret D'Or palette in Rose

thanks again to a dear friend who gave this as a freebie during one of our swaps
(yep, she's that generous that she gave this for free!)

PAC browkit topped with MAC Beguile
TFSI topped with MAC PP in Soft Ochre
Coffret D'Or in Rose (used colors on the right side of the palette)
MAC liner in Rapidblack
UD 24/7 liner in Zero
Maybelline Cat Eyes mascara

Laura Mercier primer
Revlon Colorstay in Buff
MAC SS concealer in NW20
Skinfood Salmon Brightening Powder
MAC Accentuate and Sculpt
NYX creme blush in Boho Chic topped with MAC Pretty Baby
Shu Uemura Matte loose powder

Nyx l/g in Fig
MAC lipglass in Hot Frost

i love this palette. it may be too shimmery to use in daytime but you can tap your brush a few times to get rid of some of the glitters. for me, it's still wearable during the day...but that's me! you know how daring i can be when it comes to makeup. =)

now, i want to get more from Coffret D'Or!

yeah, i changed my top. i just remembered that i have to wear something with red for a lunch out with my office colleagues since we'll be having our post-valentine get together LOL!


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