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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! :)



Sunday, June 17, 2012

In the Limelight: Make Up For Ever MUFE High Definition Powder Product Review

If you are a frequent liquid foundation user with combination-oily to oily skin, you need to set your liquid foundation to help it last longer. A powder that does that while making your skin almost perfect looking is something that is tempting, if I may say so. The MUFE HD Powder promises to blur out your pores, making your face look as flawless as it can be on camera or videos. I gave in to the temptation when I purchased it and I am now giving it a review.

What I like:
  • The powder is very finely milled so I can imagine how this fills in the pores making the skin appear poreless and flawless.
  • Almost translucent and a very light dusting does not change the color of foundation.
  • A little goes a long way and heed my advice when I say you only need very little of this product applied with a very light hand.
  • The packaging is simple and straight on with no fancy packaging and all the works that makes a product more expensive.
  • Talc-free for this who are allergic to talc.
  • It gives a matte but not flat look but give it a few minutes to set and your skin then becomes glowing but not obnoxiously glowing.
  • Makes the skin feel silky, smooth and velvety to the touch.
  • Helps makeup last for hours.
  • Locally available at MUFE counters.

What I don't like:
  • Finely milled as it is, it feels chalky on the hand but not on the face.
  • It makes my skin itch.
  • Pretty messy as it gets everywhere!
  • Do not ever apply too much of this as this will definitely add an unnatural ghastly white cast on pictures. People forget that this is for film and not for flash photography, thus, they tend to over apply it especially on the under eye area and bam! They have white patches under their eyes. I won't blame it on the product because incorrect use of it with unpleasant results isn't entirely the product's fault.
  • Pretty expensive for a setting powder. I got the 5mL travel size of this for Php 850 (roughly $20) on and I am more than certain that it costs more in the store.

Will I buy again? No. Simply because I get allergic reactions to it and I prefer pressed powders.

Overall rating: 4/5. I still gave it a 4 because the product is really nice but as with any product, it just isn't for everyone like how it made my skin itch. 

If you are not always in front of the camera, filming videos, you can definitely skip this powder and if you are into flash photography, be very, very careful with this product.

Have you tried this powder?

Have a blessed Sunday, everyone. And Happy Father's Day to all your dads and all the dads out there. Give them the warmest hug ever! :)



Sunday, June 3, 2012

In the Limelight: Laura Mercier Creme Cheek Colour in Innocent Peach - A Product Review

How's your weekend, everyone? I haven't been blogging as frequently as I'd like to and I will no longer make any promises to blog more often but I'll do my best to update this blog every time I can. Anyway, today I am reviewing a creme blush from Laura Mercier that is part of their Lingrerie Collection for Spring 2012 which is Innocent Peach. I am not a huge fan of creme blushes due to my skin type but lately, I am sort of digging them. So without further ado, here is the review.

Laura Mercier describes the Creme Cheek Colours as "A long-lasting, natural cheek colour formulated to provide translucent, buildable coverage for a soft, velvety finish."

What I like:

  • Innocent Peach is such a luscious mixture of peach, coral, and pink which translates to a salmon shade that has enough warmth in it. It is simply pretty.
  • Texture is smooth and very creamy that it glides like butter on the skin but dries to a satin finish.
  • My nose did not detect any scent at all.
  • Pigmented.
  • It looks natural on the skin (A common characteristic of most creme blushes. Operative word: most) and blends fairly well with my skin tone.
  • No allergic reaction, no breakouts either.
  • The little compact has a mirror which is pretty handy for touch ups.
  • Inexpensive for Php 995 at local Laura Mercier counters.
  • Has a shelf life of one year.

What I don't like:
  • Oxidizes on me after a while which then looks dirty on me.
  • Lasts for only half an hour to an hour tops which could very well be due to my combination-oily skin.
  • Contains only 2.34g of product.

Overall rating: 3/5 If only it lasts longer on me and ultimately, if it does not oxidize on me, I definitely would have given this a higher rating.

Will I buy again? Probably not. I'll go for tints such as Becca Beach Tints instead. :)

Have you tried Laura Mercier creme blushes? How do you find them?

Have a blessed Sunday, everyone.



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