Sunday, April 2, 2017

SkinFood x BBH Vita Fit Poreless Cushion

So far, I've only tried out about 3 or 4 products from SkinFood, and that was pretty much years ago when my friend would give it to me because she didn't like it as much. When the SkinFood x BBH (Bouffants & Broken Hearts) Collaboration came out however, that just really got me into wanting to try out more products from the brand. Also, I love looking through their official Instagram account because everything looks so cute and nice. 

Anyway, this is another first impressions/review of sorts of one of their BBH Edition cushion foundations, the Vita Fit Poreless Cushion. I ordered this from Seoulfinds Manila way back in February and it just arrived this month. I managed to get this just in time because SkinFood in Korea was having a 50% off sale in base makeup. 

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

March Haul!

Sorry for the lack of posts. I've been trying to keep this blog updated but since I started a new job a few weeks ago, I couldn't get around to doing it. But I'm here now, and I come posting some things I got this month. I really didn't get much actually, just a few things.

I ordered from both BeautyMNL and Seoulfinds Manila. Look forward to a separate post about my thoughts on the SkinFood cushion! 

For skincare, I am actually trying to streamline the products that I use because of the skin issues I've been having before. So, don't expect many skincare posts on this blog from now on because I'm sticking to the products I've tested and loved.

Surprisingly (sort of), I've ordered all my skincare necessities on BeautyMNL (see my "where to buy" tag to check them out!)

Cosrx BHA Summer Pore Minish Serum
Cosrx BHA Skin Returning A-Sol
Innisfree Green Tea Mineral Mist (the big version)

As for makeup! I ordered these a month or so ago from Seoulfinds Manila and it just arrived today. SkinFood was doing a 50% off sale on base makeup and I was so happy the SkinFood BBH collaboration was still around. Another product to cross off my makeup watchlist are the false lashes that I've seen a number of youtubers use and love because they look so natural. This might be what will get me using false lashes more. 

SkinFood x BBH Vita Fit Poreless Cushion - #3 Beige Skin
Aritaum Idol Lash - #1 Shy, #6 Daily 

Saturday, March 4, 2017

Attempted Look: Winged Liner With a Pop of Navy Blue!

So it has been a while since I made another look to share with everyone, but here I am because I figured a new post would be in order. I'm still trying to update this blog more often, at least every week, and real-life stuff just got in the way. No matter! This look is something a lot of people can do and can probably wear on the daily. It's all on the eye makeup, babies! A cat eye with some navy blue on the lower lashline amps up the whole look. Paired with a pink lip and the look is complete!

Products Used: 

Holika Holika Waterdrop Tinted Foundation: #2 Warm Ivory
Aritaum All Day Tip Concealer: #2 Natural Beige
Etude House Big Cover Cushion Concealer: Illuminate
Etude House Drawing Eyebrow: Dark Brown
Etude House Look at My Eyes Cafe: BE102 Honey Milk
Etude House Oh M'Eye Line Liquid Liner: Oh My Grey
Espoir Pin-Up Curler Eyeshadow Duo: Salon de Jane - Splendid
Etude House Play 101 Pencil: #1
Holika Holika Pro Beauty Enamel Volip Tint: Flash Coral
Banila Co. Tinted Love Glow Tint: #3 Fall in Pink

Saturday, February 18, 2017

February Haul!

It's that time again for me to post up my beauty hauls for this month. As you may have noticed, I compile all my hauls into one post because I usually buy my makeup and skincare at around the same time. I have noticed, from how I purchase things, partly for myself and partly for this blog is that I tend to be drawn towards skincare a lot more than makeup now. I personally think it's a good thing since a good canvas for the makeup starts with great skin. 

Although lately, I've been suffering from breakouts for some reason (it might be because I'm nearing my time of the month), so I'm trying to retreat to my tried and tested products in terms of skincare which means, there isn't much on skincare side of things this time. 

However, hurrah for new makeup! New eye makeup, to be specific. I bought these from the nearest Etude House and Tony Moly boutiques as well as ordered them off (see my "where to buy" tag). 

Etude House Baking Powder Pore Cleansing Cream - I've noticed that cleansing creams are back on trend, or maybe that's just me, haha. Compared to the huge tubs of Pond's cleansing creams that I am familiar with, this one by Etude House is somewhat cheaper by Php 50-60. 

Tony Moly Master Lab Mask Sheet - Again, I'm hoarding sheet masks for a rainy day, so no need to explain further, haha. But I am reaching for products that would sooth my skin, because I notice that it gets a bit stressed, and so I get red spots here and there on my face, especially when it's hot. 

Espoir Pin Up Curler Eyeshadow Duo - This collection, I think, is already discontinued in Korea, but when I saw these on the kkochipida site, I knew I had to get these. I can finally try and do a Harley Quinn look with these shadows, the first Espoir shadows I now own too. 

The Face Shop Bio Cell Mask Sheet - Some more sheet masks to add to my stash! I got the recovery ones for the same reason I got the ones from Tony Moly. My skin needs a helluva soothing session. 

Espoir Pin-Up Curler Eyeshadow Duo Swatches + Thoughts

I am back with a product that I'd like to share my thoughts on. These were actually coming from Espoir's line that got discontinued, so it's a given that these are now hard to find, but bless Kkochipida (see my where to buy tag) for having these in stock. As far as I know, they only have the red duo left in stock now. 

The Pin-Up Curler Eyeshadow Duos from Espoir! 

I got my hands on both duos from the collection, the Salon de Jane duo and the Hunting Lady duo. The duos are Php 385 each on Kkochipida + Php 70 shipping fee if you're in the Metro Manila area. 

Both shadow palettes have satin/shimmer shadows. Flurry is more of a beige-almost white kind of color while Splendid is a shimmery navy blue. Pump Up is a beautiful rose gold while Sensuous is more of a rusty red kind of color (I really don't know how to describe these ><) 

Friday, February 3, 2017

Attempted Look: Going Parisian; A Parisian-Inspired Makeup Look

And I am back again with another makeup look that I wanted to share. Just like I said on my previous post, my schedule at work has become a lot more flexible and thus I'm able to   come up with some content to post on this blog of mine. This look was inspired by those articles in Vogue that I read about Parisian style. Black liner and a bold red lip is the look of choice and a little bit of strobing to get a little glow on. 

Products used: 

Laneige BB Cushion Pore Control - #23 Sand
Aritaum Full Cover Stick Concealer - #1 Light Beige
Etude House Big Cover Cushion Concealer - Illuminate
Aritaum Matte Formula Auto Brow Pencil - #5 Dark Brown
Aritaum Idol Brow Mascara - #2 Natural Brown
Etude House Look at My Eyes Cafe - BE102 Honey Milk 
Innisfree Gel Pencil Liner - #9
Innisfree Power Proof Brush Liner - #2 Light Brown 
Espoir Lip Stain Oil Tint - Paris
Innisfree Vivid Tint Rouge - #4 Red
Aritaum Honey Melting Tint - #5 Apple Red

Attempted Look: Edgy Valentine's Day/Single Awareness Day Makeup

It's February, and it means couples around the world get lovey-dovey while the singletons watch from a distance. Kidding! Of course everyone's going to do their own thing during the month of love~ In my case, it's my mom's birthday. 

Anyway, for the past few days, I've been experimenting a whole lot with makeup. Since my schedules a lot more flexible lately with work, I have been coming up with different makeup looks and some of which are most definitely a fail. I'm not exactly on the expert level when it comes to putting on makeup because there are things I have yet to learn and practice. Do you guys have also have difficulty when it comes to putting on makeup? 

I honestly get confused when it comes to the eye makeup and the lips. Oh well, before I go off in another direction, here is the look I've created! It's more on the edgy side, or at least I think so. Haha. It's got tones of shimmery beige and grey/taupe on the eyes and gunmetal liner. It also has peachy coral cheeks and a pink lip too. As always, you're free to add or subtract some steps in this tutorial. You can even use just one shadow for a wash of color. 

I really can't line my eyes thinly >.<

Products used: 

Holika Holika Waterdrop Tinted Foundation - #2 Warm Ivory 
Aritaum All Day Tip Concealer - #2 Natural Beige
Innisfree No Sebum Mineral Powder
Holika Holika Wonder Drawing 3 Second Finish Browcara - #4 Dark Brown
Etude House Look At My Eyes Icing (discontinued, I think) - BE101 Vanilla Icing
Innisfree Shadow Stick - #10 Galaxy Grey
Etude House Play 101 Pencil - #1
Etude House Oh M'eye Line Liquid Liner - Grey 
Espoir Lip Stain Oil Tint - Paris
Banila Co. Glow Tint - #3 Fall in Pink 
Aritaum All Day Makeup Fixer