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Saturday, November 3, 2012

In the Limelight: ReveN Bath M Konjac Volcanic Stone Facial Sponge Product Review

How was your Halloween and long weekend, everyone? It has been a month since I last updated my blog. I thought I was already on my way back to regular blogging but I needed time to adjust to my new role in the organization I'm working at. And this blogging burn out has been going on for quite some time now. Nevertheless, I felt the need to not totally let this blog go so I'm back with a product review for ReveN Bath M Konjac Volcanic Stone Facial Sponge. I received this last August from Updated Trends and decided against reviewing it right away until I have fully tested whether it is effective or not and here it is.


*Made from 100% pure vegetable fiber, using the world most famous Jeju in Korea (registered as UNESCO World Heritage Site). Excellent for all skin types even those with hypersensitive skin.
  • 100% Natural Sponge
  • 100% Coloring and Addictive Free
  • 100% Biodegradable
  • Naturally Sustainable
  • Outstanding Moisturizing
  • Exfoliating
  • Anti - Bacterial
  • Minimize Pores
  • Attract Abudance
  • Naturally Sustainable
  • Refresh the Skin

Better for your skin, better on the environment and better for babies too!

*Taken from Updated Trends


What I like:
  • Initially, I thought this was good for "oily skin" but as it turns out, this is for those with sensitive skin. Turns out to work just fine because lately, my combination-oily skin has been experiencing hypersensitivity these past few months and most products made for oily skin proved to be a little harsh for me. This one is gentle enough and does not strip the moisture off my face.
  • Paired with Cetaphil, this does not cause any irritation to my skin, leaving it soft and supple after cleansing.
  • This gently exfoliates my skin and it looks radiant each time.
  • Does not cause any allergic reaction to my face.
  • I like that it is natural and biodegradable. See, the word "natural" sometimes make me take a step back before putting it anywhere near my face due to my less than pleasant experiences with such products but this did a fab job.
  • One sponge is good for 3-4 months use. Mine is 3 months and a half old and is still usable.
  • Locally available online for only Php 365.


What I don't like:
  • I made the mistake of squeezing the water out of it just a little too much and the pointed part just literally crumbled on my hand. Now I cannot use that part and that happens to be my fave because the shape is just right for my nose. So please do not make the same mistake that I did. :(

Overall rating: 4.5/5

Will I buy again? Yes though I will try a different one. It'll turn 4 months by mid-November and I am definitely going to try the charcoal one which is for oily skin. I hope it won't be too harsh for my skin though.

Other: When I first opened it, I noticed that the sponge was damp. I don't know what to make of it but it was a bit weird but it does not have any bad smell at all. When dry, it can be really hard that its like a very lightweight stone.


Full size when damp.


Have you tried konjac sponges? How do you find it?

Have a great weekend, guys and gals! :)

Cheers,
Disclaimer: Product received for review purposes but does not in any way affect my opinion on the said product.

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Wednesday, September 19, 2012

In the Limelight: NARS Blush in Gaiety Product Review

It has been a while since I last owned a NARS blush and I thought it was over for me and Francois NARS *yeah, yeah, dream on*. I developed an immense liking for sheer blushes and that caused my deviation from pigmented ones such as those from this brand. Anyway, it was on my birthday that I received a shade I never imagined would look nice on me which is Gaiety. Its strong blue tones scared me at first but boy this proved the saying "first impressions lasts" so wrong. Anyway, here's my review.



Gaiety is described as a bright candy pink shade on the NARS website.


What I like:

  • NARS almost nailed it with the shade description that this is a bright candy pink shade. I would personally describe it as a blue-toned bubblegum pink though. It is very pretty. Although it looks kinda scary on the pan because of strong blue tones, it gives a nice flush on the cheeks and somewhat imparts a certain glow on the face.
  • It isn't the most finely milled blush and it might seem chalky at first but it eventually blends very well on the skin.
  • It has shimmers/sparkles but not visible on the cheeks which is good. You don't end up having glitter mess on your face.
  • Unscented, which I have always adored about NARS blushes.
  • Pigmented and a little goes a long way. Lasts for about 8 hours on my skin type though I am mostly in an air-conditioned area.
  • Has a shelf life of 24 months or two years and with the intense pigmentation it has, it can last you longer than that.
  • No allergic reactions, no break outs either.
  • Locally available at NARS counters in Rustan's.

What I don't like:
  • The compact has always been a con for me. As compact and sleek it looks, the rubber matte texture of it easily attracts dirt and gets sticky in the long run.
  • May seem pricey for a mid-range brand but the quality and shelf like makes your Php 1450 worth it. 

Overall rating: 4.75/5 Such a gorgeous pink blush that pink blush lovers will love.

Will I buy again?  I might. One pan will certainly last a long time.





Have you tried NARS Gaiety? How do you find it?

Cheers,

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Monday, September 17, 2012

In the Limelight: Canmake Creme Cheeks Blush in Peach Dream Product Review

Hey, guys! How are you doing? I told you I'm doing my best to regularly blog again so I am posting a review of another blush today. As most of you know by now, I have a certain fondness for Japanese cosmetics. I can't rave enough as to how impressive the quality of their products are even with drugstore brands. I was lemming a creme blush from Canmake, a Japanese drugstore brand, and it took me a while before I finally caved in and purchased and now, here is my review.



The shade I am reviewing is 01 Peach Dream.



What I like:


  • The shade is a very pretty milky peach-pink shade. It somehow looks blue-based on my arm and cheeks.
  • Texture is really soft, smooth, and creamy making it spread and blend easily on the skin.
  • Unscented.
  • Pigmented enough to show on extremely light to light skin but needs building up for medium-dark skin.
  • Has not caused any irritation or allergic reaction on my skin.

What I don't like:
  • It has glitters that seem like they have minds of their own because they go to different parts of my face. Beats me how they manage to do that on their own.
  • Does not last even for an hour on my combination-oily skin type. Easily rubs off. Poor staying power.
  • Pretty pricey for a drugstore brand and not locally available so you have to join pre-orders to get your hands on Canmake.
  • Small and the packaging is flimsy.

Overall rating: 1.5/5 I think this is the lowest rating I have ever given a blush. That is how displeased and unhappy I am with this blush. Others may like it a lot but for a Japanese brand, I guess I expected a bit more from it.

Will I buy again?  No, not even other shades. I'd like to try their powder blushes though.




Have you tried blushes from Canmake? What would you recommend?

Have a great week, everyone! :)

Cheers,

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Sunday, September 16, 2012

In the Limelight: Davines OI/Oil Absolute Beautifying Potion Product Review

What's up, everyone? I hope you're all having a wonderful weekend despite the rain. I was supposed to be back to regular blogging but I am doing some adjustments for work and sadly, blogging once again took the backseat. Anyway, I finally decided to review one of the products I have been reaching out for almost every single day since I got hold of it. And it's not even makeup - it's a hair product from Davines which is the OI/Oil Absolute Beautifying Potion. When I was asked if I wanted to try this product, of course I did my research first, if there is one particular ingredient that I could be allergic with and such. Now, my hair is dry and gets frizzy so when I found out the promises this product offers, I agreed without hesitation to try it.After four months of using this, almost always having bad hair days, I think I have used this enough to make a review.


According to Davines, this product is a refined multi-functional oil for universal use which is the perfect combination of treatment and styling in a single product that provides immediate results.

Multi-functional treatment oil for universal use. for an untangling, anti-frizz and protective effect that reduces drying times, or on dry hair for a shiny and soft finish.

The special formula contains Roucou oil from the Amazon rich in restructuring, growth-stimulating  and anti-oxidant  properties.

Designed with a focus on sustainability, starting from the formula with Roucou oil from fair trade, this new product carries on Davines’ commitment to environmental protection, a pledge that the Davines / Essential Haircare line has always promoted.

The elegant and highly distinctive packaging is in fact created with low environmental impact. With the participation in the LifeGate Zero Impact project Davines reduces and offsets the carbon dioxide emissions from the manufacturing of the packaging for the whole line, by creating and protecting new forests in Italy and Madagascar.




What I like:

  • The first thing I noticed is the smell. It is kinda strong but not unpleasant. The scent somehow reminds me of coconut and pretty musky, which I am honestly not fond of but this surprisingly does not bother me at all. It leaves a nice scent on my hands that lingers for a while.
  • This really makes my hair softer, smoother, less frizzy, shiny, and more manageable. And I am not even singing praises just because this was a product sent for review. I am really impressed because I keep touching my hair after application of this potion.
  • A little goes a long way. I only need a drop which is enough for my mid-length hair. And the strands of my hair are pretty thick too so for one drop to cover my hair, I can say it does go a long way. And I am only halfway through the small 12mL sample size bottle after 4 months.
  • Has a shelf life of 32 months. That's why I decide I don't have to finish the entire sample and use what's left only on special occasions that my hair needs to be tamed.
  • Does not make my hair look and feel greasy.
  • I think it is locally available.

What I don't like:
  • In as much as I am delighted by its effects on my hair, I don't think it is long term. I remember skipping using it for about a week and my hair went back to its original state prior to use. Could be that it's a styling product and not a treatment potion. 
  • It is pretty pricey for $32.64 at Amazon but if you want to style your hair and see your hair transforming right in front of your eyes, I think the price is worth it considering the shelf life and how it could last you through out that period.

Overall rating: 4.5/5 For a styling product, I have never been this impressed enough to even be willing to shell out that amount in case I run out of the sample.

Will I buy again? Although I did not purchase this, I am considering buying. Now that my work needs me to deal with people more, I think my hair should be more presentable without coarseness and frizz and this does a good job.


See what's left after 4 months?

Have you tried this product?

Happy Sunday, super awesome peeps! :)

Cheers,
Disclaimer: Product received for review but does not in any way affect my opinion on the said product.
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Monday, August 27, 2012

Top Picks: Blushes

A warm Monday evening, everyone! It has been a month since I updated this blog and I feel like I am once again feeling it. I somehow rekindled my "relationship" with makeup and rediscovering those products in my stash. However, I think that I still have my spending habits when it comes to makeup under control. I somehow managed to divert my attention to work, books, and bags (again). Anyway, I though it would be nice to share those blushes that I find myself reaching our for very often. So I present to you the Fab 5!


This might remind you of my Les Fards a Joues post that featured the blushes I had at the time of posting but this is quite different. These are my top picks at the moment and it could change any time but so far, these Fab 5 make me a happy camper. I won't be doing a detailed review of each but just a brief description of each shade, how it feels, and how long it usually stays on me.



1. Chanel Joues Contraste in Narcisse - this is such a lovely candy pink shade that looks very feminine and delicate. Feels quite silky but I've seen and touched better. This has a rose scent that no longer bothers me and lasts fairly well on my combination-oily skin type. My favorite out of the bunch right now.

2. Burberry Light Glow Blush in Peony - another pink shade that is dainty and girly. Also has a faint scent that my sense of smell tolerates. It feels very smooth and buttery and feels nice to the touch. Lasting power is also acceptable.

3. NARS Gaiety - now, who would have thought I would be reconnected with NARS blushes? I strongly believed that I was done with the brandbut this one is an exception. I guess I wasn't firm enough with myself being over with NARS. Just like the first two, this is another pink shade that has strong blue undertones. A lot would describe it as bubblegum pink and I'd have to agree. This isn't as pigmented as the previous NARS blushes I have owned but among these 5 picks, this has the best staying power. Not as smooth and silky as Chanel and Burberry but it blends well with the skin.

4. Becca Mineral Blush in Flowerchild -  the first three have all been strong pinks and this one is a tad different. This is a peach-pink shade that reminded me of NARS Orgasm and Deep Throat with gold shimmers too. It is also quite smooth and lasts a pretty long time too.

5. Becca Beach Tint in Guava - Becca must be doing something right for me as another current favorite is this Beach Tint. Although the lasting power quite disappointed me, it still remains a favorite because it is a salmon pink shade that is very lovely on the cheeks and blends nicely on the skin too. It also doesn't hurt that I totally dig the scent.

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So what are your top picks when it comes to blushes?

PLEASE ALSO JOIN MY CURRENT MINI GIVEAWAY!

Cheers,

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Saturday, August 25, 2012

In the Limelight: DLE Cosmetics All Natural Light Up Lip Gloss in Pink Fetissh Product Review + Gloss Giveaway at the end!!!

Imagine yourself having a few cocktails in a bar and suddenly, this guy looks your way, smiles at you, and you weren't totally prepared as he walks to your direction. You wanted to look pretty so you quickly dabbed on some lip gloss on your lips and to his horror (and much more to your horror), it was all over the place with some smeared on your teeth the moment you smile at him. And he disappeared just as quickly as Harry Houdini would. That would be an embarrassing yet a funny sight, wouldn't you agree? That is exactly what you will see on the DLE Cosmetics promotional video. They are a fairly new company in California with the Natural Light Up Lip Gloss as their main product at the moment. They sent me a couple of glosses to try and here is my review.


I received two shades - Pink Fetissh and Jess Barely. And I am reviewing Pink Fetissh.


What I like:

  • I find the tube simple and sleek. Nothing really fancy but not cheap-looking either.
  • Pink Fetissh is a pretty pink shade with a hint of peach that has shimmers. The shade somehow reminds me of a Chanel Glossimer that I have previously owned. The shimmers do not end up all over the face which is a good thing.
  • It can be worn alone or on top of a lipstick to add gloss and shimmer on your lips.
  • This is not a very sticky gloss. I have a strong dislike for really sticky lip products, hence, the lack of such product on my stash. It feels quite comfortable on my lips.
  • It has not caused any discomfort on my lips nor on the surrounding skin. No allergic reaction, no stinging. 
  • Fairly inexpensive for $8.95/tube.

What I don't like:
  • While shimmers are pretty, I find it a tad frosty for me. But it is a personal preference and younger ones might feel more attracted to it. If you have full lips, this may make them look fuller so apply the gloss little by little.
  • Since they are a start-up company, you only get 3 shades to choose from at the moment - Pink Fetissh, Poison Apple, and Jess Barely. 
  • Not locally available for most countries but they do ship internationally at a fair cost. Just be patient for your parcel to arrive. 

In between: The light up gloss idea isn't a first for me. I purchased a lip gloss from a local brand with almost the exact same packaging and "mechanism" for the way it lights up. It also has a small mirror on the side for quick application. I was not really fond of makeup that lights up because it sometimes causes me to have migraine, having that sudden burst of light. But if this doesn't come with it, that defeats the purpose of this product being a light up gloss. Others may like it more than I do. I like the gloss a lot (and so does my mom who digs the light that she decided she'll keep the Jess Barely shade to herself) but I am quite sensitive to light. 

Overall rating: 4/5 I did my best to stay objective when giving this gloss a rating. Setting aside my personal preferences and sensitivity, I find this a nice lip gloss especially for those who do not like stiiiiiccckkkkyyyy glosses and want a touch of gloss without feeling uncomfortable.

Will I buy again? If they come up with more pretty shades to choose from, I would. Though I find myself curious about Poison Apple since it seems like a gorgeous red shade. I just might! :)

Ingredients: Since the name bears "All Natural", I decided to post the ingredients found on their website for your reference and decide for yourself if this is indeed all natural because natural in cosmetics beat me. :-D

Ricinus Communis (Castor) Oil*, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil*, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil*, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Oil, Cera Alba (Beeswax), Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil*,Kaolin, Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax*, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa Butter)*, Daucus Carota Sativa (Carrot) Powder*, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter)*,Tocopherol Acetate (Vitamin E), Citrus Medica Limonum (Lemon) Peel Extract*, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract*, Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Seed Extract*. May Contain: Mica (CI 77019) Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77499), (CI 77491), (CI 77492). 






THE GIVEAWAY

And now, Megan together with the DLE Cosmetics team was generous enough to include a couple more tubes to give away to you guys! I was supposed to post this giveaway on my birthday last week but wasn't able to do so because I got a little busy with work.

This will be an easy one without a lot of mechanics. The giveaway period also lasts for only 2 weeks because I want the winners to be able to try this out real soon. Here goes...

To win this gloss, just simply answer this question:

"When a boy is named after his dad, he is called 'Junior,' But what do you call a girl that is named after her mother?"

It's just a rhetorical question but I think this giveaway should be fun! No rules, no "you-have-to-be-a" musts. Post your answers here and I will choose the two winners using random.org. This giveaway starts now and ends on September 8, 2012 the moment the clock strikes midnight.

The two winners will each get a tube of lip gloss and other items I will include. I will personally hand the prizes over  lunch or dinner at Yellow Cab Pizza (and no, it's not sponsored by YCP) in Eastwood City, Libis, Quezon City. So yes, this mini giveaway is only for local bloggers. If the winner isn't from the Metro, I'm sure we can work something out.

Good luck and I am looking forward to seeing how creative you are with your answers. :)

Have a wonderful long weekend, everyone. :P

Cheers,
Coming soon: Something from Davines will be reviewed on the next post!

DISCLAIMER: Product received for review but does not in any way affect my opinion on the said product.
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Sunday, July 22, 2012

In the Limelight: Luminaze Catalytic Skin Tone Illuminator Dark Spot Corrector Product Review

Remember my lemming post about the Luminaze Catalytic Skin Tone Illuminator Dark Spot Corrector? Well, Santa must've heard my wish and granted my wish early. Last summer, when a cousin came back from the US, I was handed a loot that contains this product which made me squeal with delight. But the sad part is that every photo I took of it that I took was gone. As I was about to transfer pictures to my laptop, I had this glaring error that I had to format my memory card which is such a pain and since I completely used up the product in less than 2 months and threw the empty bottle in the bin, we'd have to settle for a stock photo instead. Anyway, here is my review.


According to Luminaze, this product:

Corrects dark spots.
And we can prove it.

Luminaze actually breaks down melanin for a visible improvement in the appearance of dark spots and overall evenness of skin tone in only 7 days. It's clinically proven to work better and faster than the leading prescription ingredient, and it's gentle enough to use every day.

What I like:

  • First of all, I have sunspots and freckles and although they did not completely disappear, they lightened, which allows me to somehow conclude that this product works.
  • Does not feel heavy on the skin and non-greasy, which allows itself to be easily absorbed by the skin.
  • I was worried that it could dry my skin but I'm glad that it didn't. My skin felt moisturized and nourished.
  • Even though the spots are still visible under the naked eye, I am pleased that this product has somehow evened my skin tone which is a plus.
  • No allergic reactions, nothing that annoyed my sense of smell either.
  • It is in a pump packaging which is hygienic. There are two compartments and pumps - the enzyme and the bio-activator. With one pump, I got the right amount of product for my entire face.

What I don't like:
  • I easily ran out of it even though I used it sparingly. Each compartment only contains 15mL of product which isn't much.
  • Not locally available and pricey for $120!

Overall rating: 4.5/5 

The product works, if only it weren't THAT expensive. I also have to add that if you are not fond of and allergic to mushrooms, you may want to take a step back before purchasing this item as the Luminaze enzyme in this product is harvested from a mushroom that grows on trees high in the Swiss alps. 

Will I buy again? I would like to but the price is kinda prohibitive. And it also hurts that it's not locally available. I would've loved to see how it could further improve my skin by my wallet tells me that I can't afford it. Story of my life.

*I wish I can show you before and after pictures of my skin before and during use of this product but I forgot to document the trial period.*

Have you tried this product? 

Happy rainy Sunday, super awesome peeps!

Cheers,


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Sunday, July 15, 2012

In the Limelight: Sleek Makeup Blush in Rose Gold Product Review

Sleek Makeup has made its mark on beauty aficionados worldwide for their inexpensive yet good quality makeup. Their eye shadows, blushes, and lip products all scream pigment which isn't the case with other inexpensive products. I was keeping myself from purchasing any of their blushes even though there were hundreds of raves because I knew I didn't need any more cheek colours but when I found a good deal online, I caved in and got Rose Gold. It is one of those blushes that are being compared to NARS Orgasm (again, I wonder why there are a lot of Orgasm-ish shades) and even though I no longer own that said blush, I can clearly remember how it looks. Let's see if it can pass as a dupe for the said blush or if I even like it at all.


Sleek Makeup describes their blushes as....

A highly pigmented blusher to brighten and define cheekbones. The silky-fine formulation provides long lasting blusher which helps to create a subtle but radiant cheek area. 
Apply using a small powder/blusher brush, by swirling the brush over the surface of the blusher. Tap off excess powder and apply onto the apples of the cheeks to emphasise your cheeks and your smile, or just below the cheek bone to create a sculpted look. 8g


What I like:

  • The compact is small and sturdy and does not totally look cheap. It is indeed very sleek.
  • There is a mirror inside the compact which is very useful for touch ups.
  • The shade is a gorgeous peach-pink shade with gold flecks.
  • Very pigmented. On the swatch below, I only dabbed my finger and did not even swipe it across the blush yet I was able to get that much product.
  • Lasts a few hours which is acceptable.
  • No allergic reactions, no breakouts either.
  • Inexpensive for Php 400-450 for 8g of product.
  • Has a shelf life of 24 months or two years. 
  • Now locally available, thanks to distributors and resellers.

What I don't like:
  • A very pretty shade, albeit too shimmery for my liking. It is a "shining, shimmering, splendid" blush. If shimmers are your thing, you will definitely love this. I'd choose iridescence over shimmers any time of the day.
  • Oxidizes on me and looks bronze-y after a couple of hours on me.

Overall rating: 4/5 Aside from oxidizing on me, I can't say this isn't a good blush because it is. The shimmer thing is just a personal preference.

Will I buy again?  In case I decide to, I'll probably go for Flamingo which is another pretty shade. :) But I don't see myself purchasing a blush from them soon. :)



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Have you tried Sleek blushes? How do you find it and what shades would you recommend?

Have a blessed Sunday, super awesome peeps! :P

Cheers,

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Sunday, July 8, 2012

In the Limelight: Becca Mineral Blush in Flowerchild Product Review

Time really does fly pretty quick, don't you think so too? It's already the second half of 2012 and the next thing we know, we're welcoming 2013 with a bang! Anyway, how are you doing, guys? I'm hoping everyone is having a great time on this lazy Sunday evening. I've been reading ebooks of the Women's Murder Club by James Patterson the whole day and I must say I am hooked! Now before I stray from the topic, let me get back on track. Tonight, I will be reviewing one of the few pigmented and shimmery blushes I have on my stash and that is the Mineral Blush in Flowerchild from Becca Cosmetics. I am somewhat developing a certain fondness for the underrated brand. Anyway, this is one of the items I got from Apothica when I used my sponsorship fund from them. I was kinda expecting it to be close to NARS Orgasm due to other bloggers and other reviews comparing its likeness to the said blush so let's see if I agree or disagree with them.


Becca describes Mineral Blushes as...

A delicate powder blush infused with micro-fine minerals that deliver a soft glow.


Imparting a soft halo of colour, this delicate powder is formulated with micro-fine minerals that subtly reflect the light and cast a luminous glow.



With the following Key Attributes that makes such nice selling points:

  • Infused with anti-oxidants such as Vitamin A, E and C
  • Natural mineral complex including Mica
  • Contains skin treating conditioners for smooth, even application
  • Free of parabens and phenoxyethanol, fragrance, alcohol, oil, chemical dyes, talc and other fillers
  • Delicate illuminating particles to create luminosity
  • Packaged in a classic BECCA compact with mirror for on-the-go application



What I like:

  • Becca describes Flowerchild as "peachy-pink with golden highlights" which they totally nailed. It is such a pretty shade reminiscent of NARS Orgasm but definitely way better than the said blush. Its shimmers are very fine definitely not as pronounced as Orgasm's. 
  • Texture-wise, it's even better. It is very finely milled, smooth, and applies nicely on the skin.
  • I kinda like how small the UFO compact is but houses 6g of product. It doesn't hurt that it comes with a mirror too. It's easy to fit in small purses too.
  • It lasts fairly long even on my skin type which is combination-oily, now leaning a bit more towards being oily. Perhaps 4-5 hours at best under the sweltering heat of the sun?
  • Unscented which is huge for me. Most of the blushes I am loving right now are scented so this is like a breath of fresh air.
  • Pigmented and a little goes a long way.
  • Has not caused me to break out unlike their Boudoir Skin Mineral Powder Foundation which definitely made a statement on my skin.
  • Locally available at Adora in Greenbelt and from a few online resellers too.

What I don't like:
  • Says it only has a shelf life of 6 months. Becca, you have got to be kidding me?! Seriously? Even creme blushes last longer than that. Even your Beach Tints (which I really adore sans the rigorous shaking before use) last twice as much as 6 months. Thus, I am not buying your 6-month claim. Period.
  • Kinda expensive at $32/compact. Imagine how it's priced here in Manila, will you? *I'd rather you don't*
  • Other than these two, nothing more.

Overall rating: 4.5/5

Will I buy again? I am having thoughts because of the shelf life but I know it's most likely just a marketing strategy. But I don't see myself buying this again in the near future only because I can imagine how one compact can last for a couple of years.



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So, have you tried Becca Cosmetics blushes?

Have a wonderful week ahead, everyone! :)

Cheers,

And P.S.
I hope this is the start of regular blogging. I've tweeted earlier that I've been struggling to keep this blog updated due to several reasons which are mostly good anyway.


DISCLAIMER: Product was purchased using sponsorship funds from Apothica but does not affect my opinion on the said product.

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Sunday, June 24, 2012

What's in My Bag - Updated

I like "What's in My" posts whether it is in a makeup bag and/or a purse. I am always curious to see what other girls bring with them on a regular basis and I also think that it is a refection of at least a part of their personalities. I finally decided to do an updated "What's in my Bag?" post, with the last one being in 2010 so it has been long overdue. Anyway, I will keep this post short and sweet so here goes...

Ralph Lauren Classic Houndstooth Shoulder Bag

1: Nine West wristlet | 2: Kenneth Cole Reaction Wallet | 3: Pochi Silicone
Phone Pouch | 4: Character pouch | 5: Wet Tissues | 6: Clinique Happy Heart |
7. Infant Jesus of Prague from a friend | 8. Goody comb | 9. Holy Seat
Toilet Sanitizer | 10. Yellow foldable fan | 10. Tissues


I bring a wallet and a wristlet with me everyday. In the wallet, I store most of my IDs, cards, and cash. I store some cash, keys, and a spare phone in my wristlet which is what I usually bring when I usually go out for lunch.


This pochi silicon pouch is very adorable that I can't stop looking at it. It is definitely a conversational piece because it is simply cute. It is where I store my mobile phones because it is water-proof and both fit inside, and I can also put my earphones in it in case I decide to bring it. I got it from Clipper for Php 199 (a little over $5). :D


I can't help but adore Rilakkuma. It is a very spacious pouch that I decided to use it as a kikay kit or a makeup bag. Inside, I only bring a few pieces with me - 2 blushes, 2 lip balms, 1 lipstick, 1 pressed powder, 2 brushes, and an eyebrow pencil.

I forgot to include my B&BW pocketback in Dancing Waters in the picture. That is my fave scent to date. I no longer carry a book inside my bag because I have 3 dozens of ebooks that I have yet to read on my phone. I also bring that Infant Jesus of Prague crystal piece which a friend gave me for my birthday last year to keep me safe and protected. I also bring a sports bottle with me which I usually let dangle from my wrist so I can keep myself hydrated. The weather in Manila has definitely gone bonkers!!!

So that's everything inside my bag at the moment. The bag looks pretty stiff like it cannot fit everything inside but it surprisingly does because most of the time, I hand-carry either the pochi pouch or the wristlet.

Have you recently updated what's inside your bags? :D

Have an awesome week ahead, guys! :)

Cheers,


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