Monday, May 4, 2009

Bourjois Ambre D'or Blush

LOVE IT! This shade looks gorgeous! It gives me a healthy warm glow with golden shimmer. Glistening 
peachy bronze color with fine gold shimmers. Its divine! Gives me that super fresh sunkissed glow. Staying power is awesome!

However, the packaging sucks because the brush is really delicate and you literally have to scrape at the blush to get the amount needed. Although for application I'm using my stippling brush, this powder is very pigmented. I apply this with a light hand to give me that perfect glow. I love the compact size which is also comes with a mirror. Its very handy. 
This product is really worth checking out... 

Bourjois Liner Clubbbing Eyeliner

Love this eyeliner. The best liquid eyeliner I have ever used! It had a super skinny brush, and it also goes on incredibly pigmented! I always prefer the brush tipped applicator it gives me a precise line, I can manipulate the thickness of the line according to my liking.

I have this in absolute black. I love the colour and that it's really budge-proof although I haven't tried this one on water. As for the drying time, it takes a minute or two to dry, but the staying power is really great. This washes off easily with cleansing oil. Highly Recommended.

China Duo Fibre Brush

After hearing all the raves on the MAC 187, I decided I wanted to try a Duo Fibre brush, but didn't really want to fork over US $42. I got this one from China but they labeled it as MAC 187. The seller told me that this is more of Coastal Scents Fibre Optics kind.

As for the quality, this brush have a bit of fall out the first couple of times you wash it. Along with the dye running out every washing. Although the brush still performs well despite of the cons.  The brush is very soft and the bristles are not very dense. It's great for light and even application for foundation, powder, and blush. 
It gives me that airbrushed finish.
Since this is quiet cheap, I always handle this brush with care. I use shampoo for cleansing and use a bit of conditioner to keep the brush soft. I always keep the shape in tack and have it air dry.

Overall, this is a great brush for somebody who's on the budget. It's not comparable to MAC 187 "the real thing" but I'm in no rush to pay the massive price difference to find out.

Sunday, May 3, 2009

iWhite Korea Make-up Base

I was looking for cheap facial wash at Watsons and saw this one along with my purchase from iWhite Korea. I tried it for a week now and I'm really loving it. Here is the description of the product...

iWHITE KOREA FACIAL WHITENING CREAM SPF15 with Mulberry and Panax Gensing Root Extracts Plus Titanium Dioxide.
SPF 15, 3 N 1
You can use this in 3 ways :
*Whitening  from mulberry root extract for an even-toned complexion. 
*Sunblock dual UV protection from Titanium Dioxide and ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate.
*Make-up Base, for a smooth, silky, matte finish. 
Enrichd with vitamins ACE and Panax Ginseng to protect skin from harsh environment and stress that can cause premature aging. iWHITE Skin Whitening Vita Facial Cream-This is the only facial cream that gives you 3 benifits for complete day care essential: 1-3 Months supply.

 This sachet is 10ML and cost around P20.00. Its also available in 65ML at around P169.00+ (philippine peso) something. So far no breakout. I love the scent, its non-oily, it has SPF, it acts as makeup base, and its affordable. This product is worth checking out.

NYX Round Lipstick in TEA ROSE

Gorgeous gorgeous colour! NYX Tea Rose is a muted rosy pop of colour on my lips. Very creamy and moisturising too. Totally worth the $2 i paid cherryculture! Try to take advantage of  NYX sale. Kindly check my online promo posting.

Sun-kissed Look with Loreal Hip Bronzing Powder

There something about bronzer that really drives me to collect it. I'm a fair-medium skin tone and getting the right bronzer for my skin is a bit of a challenge. Most of my bronzer serve me differently. Mostly have high reviews. As for this one, I've always been wanting to try NARS Laguna. Read tons of review about it but for the price I'm afraid I can't cave in. That's how I stumble upon this product meet - "Loreal Hip Bronzing Powder in Blessed"
Isn't this lovely? Perfect for sun-kissed look. This really does it all.  It does give a multi-dimensional glow, without looking orange or dirty. It's perfect for the pale girls out there like myself. Shade may look dark in pan but is pretty sheer on, adds a nice sun kissed glow to your face.  I'm not sure if it's really at par with NARS Laguna, but the shade and effect of this bronzer is amazing! The texture is so smooth, it's blendable, and buildable. But make sure to apply with a light hand because this powder is highly pigmented. One of the rules for pigmented product is to always apply thinly then build the color according to you liking.
The packaging is adorable with the mirror and the brush~ The brush might not be great quality but it works wonderfully sculpting my cheeks. It's too bad it's discontinued. If you can get a hand of this baby, try checking it out.

Saturday, May 2, 2009


I got this from a Swap in Makeupalley. This item was a real surprise. It's still brand new, lucky me! ;-)

It's 75% medium matte bronzer, 25% a fuschia pink blush. Pigmentation is excellent and the powder is fine so you can layer and adjust it's intensity.  The color combo is great, the texture is silky and so little is required.
I think the compact will last a very long time. Lasting power throughout the day is still to be determined, but at a low - cost alternative to dept store bronzers & blushes, plus only having to carry one compact, I think it's a winner. I really, really like this product.


Easy Apply Mascara Tool

This thin piece of gadget there might seem kiddish but it actually helps block out mascara bits from touching your face. Additional combs at the bottom ensues that your mascara application will be evenly distributed. It only cost me P5.00 (pesos). You can find this in leading department stores.
I highly recommend this product. Two thumbs up! ;-)


I have this in medium shade & it's perfect shade for contour. This shade does not turn orange on me and the staying power is great.

The shade appears dark in the pan so you have to work with a light hand. Start off thinly   then build the color according to your liking.  The powder is heavily pigmented. This shade looks totally natural and blends well into my skin and it doesn't rubbed off.

This is actually pretty good for a drugstore brand. It weights around .35 OZ / 10g.


One of my favorite swap finds. It's still new and I'm lucky to have this.

I use this bronzer, as a blush, and as eyeshadow. It's very handy for travel. Highly pigmented and it is just is a lovely, warm, deep peachy color and really gives me that "glow". Very smooth application, a little goes a long way. Its buildable and blendable.

This weights 0.41 OZ / 11G, this will last me a lifetime. This product is worth checking out.


I'm totally in love with this shade : it's a beautiful, soft muted pink. One of the perfect nude lipgloss I own. It reminds me of my MAC Tinted Lipglass in LUST.The formula feels smooth & silky; not sticky or tacky.  This shade is highly pigmented and does come out kind of opaque with slight shine. I like to wear this alone and the color payoff is really lovely.

However, this has certain vanilla extract scent to it. Although the scent doesn't bother me at all. If your one of those person who's very sensitive with smell this gloss is NOT for you. As for the taste, it doesn't taste funky.

This item is worth checking out. It weights 0.12 OZ/3.48g and retails cheap.


After reading all the raving reviews on this beautiful nude lip gloss, I knew I got to have it. The shade is a milky nude beige. In the tube, there is a slight glimmer, but this is so small it never shows on lips. It has a smooth texture, and almost like a sheer MAC.

I noticed some other ladies have had an issue with a plastic scent, but mine just smells like vanilla extract which doesn't bother me at all. If you are one that is sensitive to flavor and scent, this is NOT for you. It has a certain taste but not too overpowering. 

This gloss is a great dupe for MAC's C-thru lipglass but way cheaper. I love how small the packaging is also because I can fit it into my pocket. As for the staying power, it really depends on the wearer. Mine stayed a bit long.

If you can get a hand on this beauty, try checking it out.

Friday, May 1, 2009


The "BEST" Lip Balm Ever!
The smell is amaaazing! (Its the same with alot of the body shop products). No funky taste. And it really does help if my lips get dry. This is a little pricey for a little pot of lip balm, but its so worth it.

Try checking out The Body Shop Stores for Lip Balm Lovers out there.



I love this MSF! I got this from a swap at Makeupalley. I've always wanted to try this out but I don't have any access to MAC store.

Anyway, I got the shade in Medium/Natural and Shimmer. Mine has about 60% powder and 40% shimmer.I'm not really a fan of Mineral Makeup. But this item I find it difficult pass up.This is a limited edition and its really nice to own one.
I LOVE LOVE LOVE the matte side, which isn't cakey matte but just a sheer matte that clings to your
skin and make you look flawless. I'm using this to set my liquid foundation. So far I haven't felt any burning sensation with this powder since I always had that experience with most of the Mineral Makeup I tried. I don't use the item together, I use them separately with my kabuki brush. As for the shimmery part, I'm using it as highlighter, it's so pretty!it leaves the prettiest glow on my cheekbones! 
And the best part of this item is that its so compact. I really love this, now I'm lemming to get the MSF Petticoat or Soft and Gentle. This retails around $28 USD and Net weight 9g/0.31 US OZ.

If you can get your hand on this baby, try checking it out. It's really worth your money.


NIf your fond of NYX Cosmetics try checking out  NYX their having 50% off from May 1-15,2009.

 ATTN: The big 10 year anniversary sale will start on May 1, 2009 at 10am PST.

*U.S Orders Only

You  can also check out cherryculture their also having 50% off from May 1-15,2009.

 NYX 50% off MSRP
*U.S Orders Only

TIP: If you have friends, family, or relatives in the U.S you can ask for favor in placing your orders since they don't ship outside U.S. To take advantage of this huge discount. Happy Shopping!