Thursday, June 15, 2017

My Point Makeup Collection!

As I have said in my previous post, I might not be able to post up hauls as much anymore, or at least for now because I'm in a tight spot, finances-wise. However, I will try to post other things outside of hauls, and this is one of them! 

I just want everyone who reads this to keep in mind that I'm not bragging. My makeup collection is pretty small for a beauty blogger and also because I tend to throw out products that I just can't use right away, thus the small size of it all. I'll put my even smaller base makeup collection in a separate post. 

This post may also give you an idea of what kind of products to try if you're looking for something new too. If you've tried any of what I've used here, let me know in the comments what you thought about it. What you like, what you didn't like. I'm looking forward to getting to know my readers a lot more :D 

I've sorted these by kind, although one group is made up of a mix of products. Let us begin! 

My Lip Products: 

From left to right: 

Innisfree Creamy Tint Lip Mousse - #4 Spring Romance Peach

I honestly got this because of Pony and her Love Day makeup tutorial from 2 years ago, I think. While it looked good on her, it reminded me of how I suck so much at putting on lipstick, all the more a liquid lipstick like this one. It didn't look good on me either. Sad. 

Laneige Two-Tone Lip Bar - #11 Juicy Pop

I've fallen into the trap that many have fallen into when it comes to K-Beauty. Song Hyegyo's look in one scene of Descendants of the Sun made me super curious as to what she put on her lips. You know, the one where she gets ready and re-touches her makeup in the elevator? Where she didn't really open the part where the cushion actually was when she retouched her foundation? That one. I looked far and wide in many online shops until I came across the post where it reveals what shade of the Two-Tone Lip Bar she was wearing. I love the color, and the coral-pink hue it gives my lips whenever I don't feel like doing a pink-yellow gradient lip. It is a bit drying, though, so I always make sure to wear lip balm underneath. 

Innisfree Vivid Tint Rouge - #5 Pink-ade

I actually forgot what got me to buy this one, but I've never looked back on that. This is one of my go-to lippies whenever I go out or go to work! It smells (and tastes) nice, and it doesn't dry out my lips. I can do a good gradient lip with this too, it's pretty fool-proof. The downside of this is that it tends to bleed, so a lip liner is needed if I want a full-lip. 

Holika Holika Pro Beauty Enamel Volip Tint - CR01 Flash Coral

I've always had watery-type tints when I first started out putting together my own makeup collection. The downside of those tints is that it's incredibly drying. I first saw this on Liah Yoo's Youtube, where she reviewed the whole collection. It's an oil tint, so it's super moisturizing. This is another one of my go-to lippies whenever I go out or go to work. 

Banila Co. Tinted Love Glow Tint - #3 Fall in Pink 

Another lippie that is quite similar to the Volip Tint I just mentioned, this is also a lippie that serves as my MLBB. The color looks so natural on my lips. It's not sticky, it's not drying, the color is super pretty. The price is comparable to the Volip Tint too, so it's fairly reasonable. 

Aritaum Honey Melting Tint - #5 Apple Tart

Where do I begin with this? First off: it totally smells and tastes like green apple/apple candy. It's a candy apple red that, like the creamy tint lip mousse, reminds me of how much I suck at putting on lipsticks. I do try and make a gradient lip from this though. 

Espoir Lip Stain Oil Tint - OR401 Paris

Another oil-based tint, and this is the first time I've tried an orangey-coral kind of lip tint before. Because it's an oil-based tint, it's not sticky, it's not drying, it's not streaky. It also smells good too. 

Innisfree Vivid Tint Rouge - #4 Sunny Red

I have plans on collecting the whole line of these lippies, but so far I haven't been successful. I also needed a better red lippie, so I obviously had to go look for a nice one, and ta-da! Here it is. It's the same as the Pink-ade one, not drying, not sticky, smells and tastes good, but it does bleed. 

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Innisfree Skinny Volumecara, Skinny Fixercara, and 2016 Jeju Color Picker Eyeshadow Kit First Impressions/Review

I'm back from being away for so long. I have been preoccupied with other things outside this, and I only managed to drag my ass to the post office to get the last of what I'm going to discuss here. Unfortunately, due to my finances being a little non-existent at the moment, I might be scarce in posting entries such as this here. However, I will try to post more frequently. 

Anyway, I'm here to give my first/second impressions on three Innisfree products i have ordered over the months. I got one from iBuyBeauti and from KpopTown (see my "where to buy" tag for links to the site). 

The Innisfree Skinny Volumecara, the Skinny Fixercara, and the 2016 Jeju Color Picker Shadow Kit. 

I got the Skinny Volumecara from iBuyBeauti, while the Skinny Fixercara and the eyeshadow palette is from KpopTown. With that, lemme start out with the mascaras. 

New Haul!

Fortunately, I can finally cross these items off my beauty watch list because I now have them. I ordered from both Kpop Town and iBuyBeauti. Good news for those of us in the PH who want to order for ibuybeauti (see my "where to buy" tag for the link to the site), they now have another shipping option for customers from South East Asia. You can now have your orders shipped via private couriers (in our case, it's LBC Express which takes 5-7 days) so you can avoid the dreaded customs inspection and tax.

A try-on post will be up soon so I can share my thoughts regarding these three purchases I made.

Items I got:

Innisfree Skinny Volumecara - I've somewhat shied away from mascaras because my lashes are so stubborn and cannot for the life of me, hold a curl. However, I do have a soft spot for Innisfree's skinny mascaras, like this one.

Innisfree Skinny Fixercara - I've always wanted to purchase the Etude House lash fixer, after seeing Lamuqe's tutorials that involved this, but I never got around to it. I did manage to purchase this one, so I hope it's good too.

Innisfree Jeju Color Picker Shadow Kit - I got the Version #1. I've always wanted to try out Innisfree's eyeshadows but I never got around to it. I've also seen a few beauty bloggers rave about this shadow kit, so I can't wait to play with it.

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.