Saturday, June 30, 2012

Weekend Makeup

Thank goodness it's Saturday and I'm a few mouse clicks away from logging off at work!

I have been wearing sneakers for the last two days here at work and I am loving it. I had to "park" my high heels for now and making my legs and feet rest from the height :) For today, I'd only put a little make up as I am sporting a laid back aura today :) just had my eyes lined, a little blush on and lipstick. Hope you like them! Happy weekend everyone!

Here's what I have used:

Tony Moly Velvet Touch Primer
Revlon Colorstay Makeup Foundation - Natural Beige
Eshiko Loose Face Powder for setting
Intuit Waterproof Eyebrow Colour - Eyebrowns
NARS Blush - Orgasm
Laura Mercier Caviar Eye Stick - Sapphire
Laura Mercier Long Lash Mascara - Bleu
WetnWild Coloricon Lipliner - Berry Red
Wetnwild Lipstick - Just Peachy

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Laura Mercier Caviar Stick Eye Colour and Long Lash Mascara

Hello Ladies! :) It's Wednesday (hump day) and two more shifts to go 'til weekend :)

I had a fabulous weekend last week as I spent it with one of my closest friends and my youngest son's birthday. Too sad that she'll be leaving and going back to US :( I'll miss you Gina! <3

Gina and I went on make-up shopping at Shangri-La Mall. The original plan was just to "look around" and not buy any make-up but the plan went out of the window when we ended up in Laura Mercier's counter XD. When I decided to buy "only one" piece of make up, I ended up buying two! good grief!!! :D

Let's start with the  Laura Mercier Caviar Stick Eye Colour, I got the Sapphire shade. Based on Laura Mercier's website:

"Inspired by Laura Mercier's cult classic Caviar Eye Liner, Caviar Stick Eye Colour offers a new technique to enhance the smoky eye look. In a range of eight beautiful shades, this creamy formula provides endless options for a flawless smoky eye. Each convenient stick is long-wearing, transfer- and crease-resistant. The colour glides onto lids and blends easily with a rich colour payoff."

These babies are available in 10 shades (why does the website say 8?) for Php995 each. A little pricey but worth it! It has a creamy texture that is easy to apply and it does really stay in place.Gina had the sales attendant put it on her eyelids to test - she stayed up until 4am, slept with it on and woke up at 8am and baby I tell you that it's still in there! You can either apply it directly or use a brush for more precise application but you have to be fast in blending it because it dries up after a minute or two. If it dries up, it'll be a challenge to blend.

Next if the Laura Mercier Long Lash Mascara in Bleu. Gina and I were about to finalize our purchase then we found this, Gina and I gasped out loud and it's pretty embarrassing :) We fell in love with it at first sight! the mascara is available in 3 shades for Php895 each. Laura Mercier's website describes this beauty as:

Long Lash Mascara extends and precisely separates the thinnest, shortest, hard-to-reach lashes by expertly scooping up and lengthening each lash while delivering just the right amount of product. The perfectly engineered brush, designed to meet Laura’s specifications, dramatically lengthens and defines lashes while enhancing the eyes. An innovative stretch formula lengthens, separates and curls each lash making lashes appear longer in just two strokes.

  • Long-wearing, water-resistant and smudge-proof
  • Contains rich dark pigments to enhance lash colour for maximum drama
  • Clump-free, fiber-free, paraben-free and ophthalmologist tested
  • Suitable for contact lens wearers
  • 0.37 oz./10.6g
What I love about it is it doesn't sting my eyes unlike other mascara's out there. I don't regularly use mascara but I get to use this one every frakkin day. It's easy to apply, doesn't clump and stay's in place too! The color is shocking blue when wet but it turns into dark royal blue when dry. As Laura Mercier said it, it's indeed "Long-wearing, water-resistant and smudge-proof"!

All in all, I am very satisfied with my Laura Mercier haul and would be saving up for their Creme de Pistache Body Butter -- the scent is heavenly yummy!

Monday, June 18, 2012

Yves Rocher Waterproof Eye Pencil - Turqoise

Happy Monday everyone! My 3rd post for this month, yep, trying to pick up the pace here guys :)

For today, I'd like to share with you one of the eyeliners I have been using for the past few months. It's from Yves Rocher, it's their Waterproof Eye pencil in Turqoise (05). I'm am in a Love It and Hate It stand with this eyeliner.

What I love the most is the color! Thank goodness Yves Rocher has them in different colors that are way beyond boring. Their color selection is really great, something to keep you off from the boring black and brown :) it's very pigmented, you get a good color payoff with just 1 swipe. This is recommended if you want your eyes to pop with color.

What I don't like is the staying power :( although Yves Rocher claims this to be Waterproof, it is not smudge proof. I have oily lids and man, whenever I put this on my lids, expect them to be part of my undereye circle after a few hrs ( to think I am in an airconditioned room) . You may have to check after 3 hrs if it has come down from your lids and retouch if necessary. Yep, the picture below is me wearing it on my way home...I look dead beat but the color is still there 😂

The price is Php495, a little pricey for a pencil liner. Another good thing is that you wont need a sharpener for this because its retractable. I just wish they'd stay in place more... 😄

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Tony Moly Dear Me Petit Cotton BB Cream

My second post for this month and I'm excited to share with you another Tony Moly gem. It's called Dear Me Petit Cotton BB Cream :)

I have been using this for more than a month now and I like it. I use in exchange of my Shu Uemura Nobara Stick and Laura Mercier tinted moisturizer. What I like most about it is the coverage. It's matte finish an it has SPF30 to protect me from the harmful rays of the sun (eh panggabi pala pasok ko sa work! Pak!!!)

The scent is mild and not annoying. The packaging reminds me of baby products because of the blue and white combination. The consistency of the BB cream is not too thick but not too watery...just right and it's easy to blend on the skin.

I am a bit scared of trying BB creams because of the shade, and I always end up with grayish or too whitish face. Deam Me has only one shade available but fret not! It adapts to your skintone, you just need to wait for it to set for a few minutes and you'll see the difference. :)

So far, Tony Moly products has been very good and it didn't aggravate my already acne prone face. I didn't realize that majority of my skincare and make up products came from them!!!

For a price of Php300+ ish, this BB cream is definitely a must buy :)

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Nature Republic Bamboo Cleansing Water

Hello Darlings!!! It's been a while since I posted anything on my blog and I apologize...(may nagbabasa ba?) hehehe 😂

My Tony Moly Aqua Cleansing Water has reached it's end so I am in the lookout for something new. It's not that I am not satisfied with it but I am always open to trying out if there's something new...huwaw rhyme (lolz)

I ended up buying Nature Republic's Bamboo Cleansing Water which is basically the same with my TMAC but a lot better :-) Let's start with the packaging: it is in a 250ml clear plastic bottle with pump that makes dispensing easy. The smell, the gawwwdd I love the smell. It reminds me of the baby powder scent but not too strong.

I use it the same way I use my aqua cleansing water...put a little on a cotton ball and swipe it on my face painted este make-up-filled face. I love because it makes me feel that the make up is removed but it doesn't leave a dry wont feel that your skin is stretched thin because of cleansing. I did not have any adverse reactions to it, same as before I get zits only when that redflag moment is near.

Overall, I liked it and it also comes with Nature Republic's cotton. I think I bought it for around php260 so you'll really get a bang for your buck! :-) I recommend this if you are looking for a mild but effective facial cleanser.