Monday, November 21, 2011

The Cities Collection Launch! Sigma's Limited Edition!

Friends! Yet again, Sigma has release another breath taking Collection! And when I say breath taking it is trully amazing..

Visit their blog site by click this link 

Welcome to the Cities! to get a chance to know more about the collection.

For brief intro of the products here is a glimpse!

·         New York features classic and always stylish silver ferrules and black handles, representing this sleek fashion-forward city ($59).          

·         Tokyo features electrifying pink ferrules and handles, representing this metropolis and its trend setting culture ($59).

·         Paris features red ferrules and handles, representing the romance capital of the world ($59).

·         London features 18K gold-plated ferrules and chestnut handles, representing London’s poise and elegance ($89).

I particularly love Tokyo as it is in pink, and most of us girls love this color, but for sophistication and classiness I would go for London!
What is your pick?
Hurry and and grab your pick now as it is only Limited Edition!

Saturday, November 19, 2011

EGGciting Gift! I love!

Hey there! I know I have been missing in action lately, but my work demands is getting too much that I cannot make any updated post.

But to make it up to you my friends, I have something to share. :)

I know this is not too much but I overly gotten excited (or should I say EGGcited! :P) because my husband surprised me with gifts that amazes me. My husband does not like surprises (especially gift giving), he does not like to give gifts surprisingly, he is more like the kind of person that asks you what you want then he goes for it "with" you, so he is 100% sure you loved it and will use it, if its a thing of course.

But to my surprise, he surprises me with this EGGciting gifts!

He even took the time to pair it, he said he was the one to pick/choose the colors and matched it.

I felt so special that day, because he was able to step out of his usual thing and manage to that for me.
Here are more detailed photos :

Love the inside floral lining!

I have wanted this at the EGG shop and so he did let me have it!

There were more gifts that he gave me, but I just wanna share this one especially...
That is all for now, I hope you had a great time reading and browsing through!
Have a great day!

Monday, October 10, 2011

NEW Sigmax Synthetic Collection!

Hi there beauties!

I was thrilled to share with you this exciting news! Sigma just released a new set of brushes! Yes you've read it right! Just this morning when I opened my blog dashboard, I saw a post from Sigma Affliate and to my surprise, I was so stunned by this new brushes, they look promising and OMG, I know for sure that this will sell like lollipops in candy store!

Just look how gorgeous this set is!

From the previous Synthetic Kabuki kit  (F80, F82, F84 and F86) , they added this really great F86, plus the new Synthetic Precision Kit contains the P80, P82, P84 and P86.


P80, P82, P84 and P86

The Synthetic Essential Kit has everything you need to achieve a perfect and flawless look!  It is now available on Sigma's website for $99.

To read more about this products, please visit this link! (Click here)

So are you getting excited to try out this new products? I am!

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Review : Ellana Minerals Multipurpose Powder!

Have you tried using a mineral make-up? Long I have been curious about this product and searched the net to  know more about it.

Surprisingly, I never thought that there is such a great benefit from this mineral make-up thus the word "mineral" should be good for us.

Base on research, all mineral makeup product are free of talc, fragrance, silicones, chemicals, rice powders, mica, fillers, oils, wax and are dye-free. The reason why the mineral makeup is so popular today is that it improves the health of the skin and doesn’t contain harsh ingredients.
Mineral makeup is appropriate for all skin types, including dry and hyper sensitive skins. It is made from pure mineral elements – zinc oxide, titanium dioxide, etc. that are sterilized and pulverized into a powder, as well as pure iron which absorbs heat. It’s made entirely from pure pigments. The ingredients containing in mineral makeup offer broad – spectrum sun protection, calm and soothe the skin and are anti-inflammatory.
Mineral makeup keeps your skin hydrated all day long and has UV protective filters – it protects your skin from the harmful influences. It’s appropriate for all skin types and ages. Mineral makeup 
doesn’t clog the pores, doesn’t dry the skin, mats shine areas and protects the delicate areas. 

And this made me interested to try mineral makeup and see for my self why it is so good for the skin.

As I research the net, I looked for an online store that would actually ship throughout Philippines and affordable. I stumble upon this site and ordered for myself. And in fact this company is Pinoy brand, which made me more excited to try out and support my co-Filipino!

After 2 days of ordering and paying online, to my surprise the parcel arrived! The products are neatly and safely packed and you will receive upon request their latest catalog.  The parcel also includes your receipt so you can double check your orders correctly! Nice huh?!

How it was safely packaged!

My actual orders! Though in this review I have not included the "Sheer Velvet HD Mineral Finishing Powder"
I will have a separate review of this.

(Sorry for the messy top, I have already used this then take photos for review.)

Name of the color.
They have a wide range of colors, and you may as well wanna visit their site to check it out for yourself :D

I also have their Eye Primer Shine-free Matte Finish used in this review.
I will not be reviewing this product here as well as I intend to do a separate review.

Swatches of the product.
Note that I have two (2) swatches for each color, the left side is without primer and the right is with primer!

Closer look!
Can you notice how well the primer helps the product? Without primer, you can barely see the color and do not stick into the skin well. Primer is really great when using mineral multi-purpose powder make-up as it helps enhance the color.

Names : left to right.
Adore, Belle and Lucky

Names : left to right.
Honeybunch, Bluebell and Raven

* Details from Catalog *
Pure high intensity mineral pigments that can be used as eyeshadows, eyeliners, blushes, lip colors, bronzers, and body shimmers. Our colors come in matte, shimmer, 
and frost finish. Note that some shades cannot be used for the lips

Color description :
1.  Adore : 
From catalog description :   Iridescent pink frost; white shifting to pink.
My own description and review :   White with two-tone shimmer from gold to rosy pink! This color is not pigmented but it is really nice as a high-light.

2.  Belle : 
From catalog description :   Baby pink frost.
My own description and review : True pink with a very subtle shimmer, best for blush.

3.  Lucky : 

From catalog description :   Pale blue shimmer.
My own description and review : Powder blue with white shimmers, great for inner lid color.

4.  Honeybunch : 

From catalog description :   Pale brownish; peach frost.
My own description and review : A powdery light brown, but really does not have shimmers.  For my opinion it is matte and good for brow high-lights or all-over lid color.

5. Bluebell : 

From catalog description :   Cobalt blue frost.
My own description and review :  Metallic true blue in color and has a lot of shimmers in it. Great for lid color and/or eyeliner to make a pop of nice color.

6.  Raven : 

From catalog description :   Blue black; eyeliner/eyeshadow.
My own description and review : Intensely dark blue almost black, but when applied it cast a midnight blue color that when worn will make others wonder what color you are wearing. Great for eyeliner or crease color.

Out of this 6 shades I got, I must say no regrets at all. They showcase different varieties of colors and finishes but my favorites I would say are Belle, Honeybunch and Raven.

Likes :
1.  Fragrance free.
2.  Parben-free.
3.  Helps your skin breath and heal.
4.  Has wide range of colors.
5.  Does not make my skin irritated.
6.  Suitable for all skin types.
7.  Available online as I find myself living in the province, this is the most convenient way to shop for me.
8.  Affordable for only Php130.00.

Dislikes :
1.  In powder form so it tend to fly everywhere else thus it is messy to use.
2.  For a dry skin type like me, it does not stay very long as this product when worn without a primer will just bounce off to my dry skin and will not stick.
3.  Does not sticks to my dry skin and would definitely need a primer.
4.  Can be very tricky to use and apply. When not blended well it tends to build up on just 1 part.

Overall, this Mineral multi-purpose powder of Ellana Mineral is really OK.
Would I repurchase this? Maybe not in this colors I already have, but would definitely try out other colors until I complete them :D (hopefully)
Ellana Minerals is a great way for us Pinoys to try out mineral makeup without hurting our budgets, they ship nationwide and it comes fast too! I would definitely try out other products they sell.

Hope you guys enjoyed reading! 'Til next! 

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Review : Avon "Big Eye Pencil" in Rose, Blue and Emerald!

I've gotten this hype about Avon products last month and I cannot stop using them.  I must say the company is getting more and more competitive in the market, quality and price, I'd say they are getting there.

This next Avon review I must say is another hit for me. :)

Yes, I know, they look-like NYX Jumbo Pencils!
From left to right : Rose, Blue and Emerald.

I cannot compare the color of the NYX Jumbos on my Avon Big Eye Pencils as I do not have a lot of NYXs, but I can say the consistency is different. I have a NYX Jumbo in white and I can say it is very creamy, the Avon Big Eye on the other hand is like a kohl pencil liner but bigger.  But what's great about this product is that you can use it both an eyeliner (as it is not too creamy in consistency that you can line your water line without smudging too much or clinging on your lashes) and an eye shadow base as well. Note that I meant eye shadow base and not a creaseless primer. Mind you, without a good primer, this will crease!

(Thin application on the left ideal for eyeliner and thicker swipe on the right great for shadow and/or base)
 Swatches from left to right : Rose, Blue and Emerald.

Left to right in accordance on how they are rated on pigmentation.
Rose is the least pigmented, next is Blue and the most pigmented out of the three is Emerald.

and closer look.
I know that there are only three colors of this Big Eye Pencils and I must say all these colors works for my skin-tone well.  One TIP on applying these colors is to top of with a powder shadow not just to enhance the color but also get a lasting effect.  I have also noticed that putting a powder shadow on top lessens the chances of creasing. ;) Neat trick huh?!

Likes :
1.  I like the consistency of the product as it is not too creamy to apply and can be use as an eyeliner.
2.  When applied generously, it is tacky/sticky on the skin so it is great to top with powder shadow.
3.  The finish is more like metallic than shimmery.
4.  Great base for the lids.
5.  Widely available.
6.  Affordable at Php139.00 each

Dislikes :
1.  Creases when applied alone.
2.  Color range only three, I wish they had other colors like purple, yellow and black or grey or maybe a darker and brighter colors. :D
3.  It is usually hard to sharpen this kind of pencils :P

Overall, another hit for me by AVON! If there would be a new release color of this, I would definitely hoard!

Thanks for reading and have a great day! 'Til next!

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Review : Avon "True Color" Eyeshadow Quad in Earth Tones

We all love neutral colors for everyday look, going to school and office or even just a simple make-up look to go.  It is very wearable and easy to manage.

Long have I searched for a good compact palette that I could bring on the go and use everyday for a work-look.  Lots of palette in the market that got neutral eye-shadow colors but not the ones I prefer as my "to-go" palette.  Until my Avon agent friend recommended me this quad that had great color combination and what's so great about it is that this quad have colors that you can use for morning at work and down to evening for a night out.  Isn't that just great!?

Very sleek compact palette.

Back shows color and illustration on where you ideally put the colors. (Very handy instructions.)
To use : Apply 2 and/or 3 on lid. Use shade 1 to highlight and shade 4 to define. (Instructions at the back of the box.)

(From top left to right and down left to right)
1.  Canvas (Beige, matte finish, good for highlight)
2.  Safari Green ( Moss green with gold undertone, satin finish, great for crease color to create smokey effect.)
3.  Citrine ( Yellow gold, shimmery finish, inner corner of the eye and lid color,or if you prefer a highlight color too will do.)
4.  Truffle ( Purpley brown under tone with gold specs, slightly shimmer, great for defining the eye as crease color or as eye liner as well.

Has a sponge applicator that I do not use but saves for when I need it.  You may not know, but sponge tip applicator are great to get a precise application and more packed shadows when applied.

Swatches from left to right : Truffle, Safari Green, Citrine and Canvas.

and a closer look.

The product is quite pigmented specially Truffle and Canvas which are the two colors that I use the most.  Consistency wise is very nice,not too powdery but not too creamy as well.  It just has this great texture that will not create fall-outs when applying to the lids of the eyes, so less chances of screwing your eyeshadow look. :)

Likes :
1.  Quad in color combination suits my taste on "to-go" palette as it has the Earth tone or neutral colors.
2.  Consistency is great!
3.  It is not very shimmery and the has the perfect combination of matte and satin and not-so shimmery finish.
4.  Compact has a very sleek shiny design that is sophisticated looking.
5.  Sponge tip applicator works OK, (but I prefer using brush to blend well).

Dislikes :
1.  Price wise, a bit pricey for its quality and pigmentation. Would had it not been a great combination I would not have bought this quad and if it was not on sale :) Php 100 off! :D

Overall, I love the palette. Would I buy another of this? Yes! :D I love Avon products.

Thanks for reading! 'Til next!

Review : Olay Total Effects 7-in-1 Anti-Aging Cream

Who liked to be called old-looking? I don't!
Most of us girls now-a-days are very conscious about how we look. With this we take care of our skin more and don't just settle on cleansing it, we tone and we moisturize and others have lots and lots of morning and evening regimens than most of us do.

I begun to take care of my skin just recently ( I know its a shocker ).. I never really took the time to take care of my skin when I was in my teenage nor on my early 20's but not until I saw the first sign of skin aging, dryness and fine lines.. o.O And that was the only time I said to myself, enough of being naive when it comes to my skin. I admit, I was scared to use any beauty skin products thus makeup on my skin as I was afraid that it will just boost the aging of it more. But I proved myself wrong, and as a matter of fact, my skin is more likely to age faster if I do not take care of it and use beauty regimens to maintain the youthfulness of my skin.

With me being terrified to look older and older, I decided to try out, finally, this product that claims to fight the 7 signs of skin aging! 

The product claims :
7 Anti-Ageing Benefits in 1 Moisturiser:
  1. Line Minimization: Reduces appearance of lines.
  2. Nourishing Moisturization: Soothes dry skin.
  3. Tone Enhancement: Evens skin tone.
  4. Gentle Exfoliation: Smoothes and evens skin texture.
  5. Pore Refinement: Minimizes the appearance of pores.
  6. Anti-oxidants: Helps protects skin’s moisture barrier.
  7. Subtle Lifting: Hydrates for firmer skin appearance.
How does it work? It provides the anti-ageing power of moisture fused with vitamins and anti-oxidants PLUS UVA/UVB (SPF15) protection to help prevent sun damage.

I love how they put the pump on the lid as it is hygienic and you can control the amount of product that will come out.

I only need a pea size amount of the cream to cover my entire face and neck.

Although the product has color, when you spread the cream it will turn out transparent. It does not give any coverage.


It leaves your skin moisturize and about 1-2 minutes before it sets in your skin or before your skin absorb it.

I only use this product in the morning as I have noticed that it reacts with my toner for night that has salicylic acid on it.  As for the morning I use gentler toner. Be careful with applying this product, start with a small amount and work your way as you spread it in your face to neck, as this may tend to make you face oily if too much is applied.

Likes :
1.  I have notice that after 7 days of continuously using the cream, people compliments my skin looking radiant and glowing, thus they say I look younger and blooming.
2.  Sets on the skin quickly about 1 to 2 minutes.
3.  It has SPF15 to protect skin from the sun.
4.  Pump on the lid is a plus, controls how much you want and it is hygienic.
5.  Price is all worth it for the product.
6.  Widely available.

Dislikes :
1.  The smell of the cream brothers me, but only last for few minutes.
2.  Leaves your skin a little greasy after applying.
3.  Makes my skin oily throughout the day hence blotting is a must.

Overall I have a good experience with this product as it gives me a youthful glow. But if you're wondering if its really works for wrinkles, I don't know as of the moment, maybe years of use before I can attest to that claim.

I hope this review helped you girls out there looking for a good face cream.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Review : Careline Oil Control Blush-on! I love!

What is it with us? Why do we always have this thinking that if it's a less expensive product then it's not worth buying?

Well, to tell you honestly I have discovered this Careline Oil Control Blush-on! and I loved it!

Here are three of the blush on I purchased.
Naturally comes with a small cute puff which I do not use and so I discard. :D  I still prefer using blush brush or stippling brush!

Closer look.

Color : Fresh Tomato
This blush give you a really nice rosy glow on the cheeks which I love! I usually use it if I have a natural eyeshadow look and subtle lipstick on.

Color : Peach Glow
I am not a big fan of this color but it works great to give you a very subtle color on the cheeks. I may say if you are darker than my shade then this may not show up very well on you as it compliments lighter complexion! It is a bit powdery hence it is an oil control blush, I think that is how the product works to control the oil,if that makes sense :D But please do not quote me on that.

Color : Pinkish Blush
This is my favorite to go blush out of the three blush, just because it gives me this natural looking blush on, and I have been looking for this color for so long in high-end and other drug store brand and finally I got my hands on this Careline product and got to see for myself how the color works for me without spending a big amount and I am loving it!

Swatches from left to right : Fresh Tomato, Pinkish Blush and Peach Glow.

According to Careline site blog; Get rid of your oily worries away with Careline Oil Control Blush-on. Aside from giving you natural looking blush that will surely make you stand out in the crowd, love its oil control formula infused with Vitamin E as it takes away oiliness from your face and keeping it moisturized all the time – definitely a tender care for you and your skin.

Likes :
1.  Affordable at Php 82.00.
2.  Widely available.
3.  Works well for its price.
4.  Controls oil up to 6 hours of use.
5.  Build-able or blend-able.
6.  Has a wide range of color to choose.
7.  Small enough to carry for travel.

Dislikes :
1.  Has a small powder puff that does not work :P
2.  Can get very powdery especially to those who have dry skin.
3.  Not very pigmented, I would say 5 out of 10.
4.  Packaging comes with a plastic container pot, (afraid it would break easily.)

Overall I like this product, the cons though I can deal with and definitely would love to try out other shades.
This is definitely a must try for its price!
Hope you enjoy reading! Til next!

Thursday, August 11, 2011

My EOS prize from Sugarpao has arrived!Thank you!

I recently won a giveaway :"The Hyphen Store EOS Lipbalm giveaway!"
from Sugarpao or a.k.a. whimsical whatnots and whatever! And it was sponsored by Lady E of The Hypen Store.

Thanks Sugar and E for this great giveaway! I finally have another EOS, now "the husband" and me don't need to fight over with one! YAY! I am sooo excited!

This blog is to show how much I appreciated the prize I won or more of what I consider to my every winnings, a gift from a friend! YAY!

Here are some photos to share with you guys!

Again, Thanks so much Sugarpao! I love it! and Thank you, hope you never get tired of my name,LOL! ;D

Thanks for reading!