Saturday, January 7, 2012

Christmas goodies!

Happy 2012! I hope everyone had a great Christmas and New Year like I did!! 
Just wanted to share the few newly added pieces to my collection which I got for the holidays. 

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Recent Purchase: Maybelline Pure Pact Healthy Perfecting UV Compact Foundation

Hello everyone! Just thought I'd share my most recent makeup purchase from Maybelline. I know I haven't blogged in quite a while. Graduate school is so so much more crazy than college EVER was. 
Anyways, I recently ran out of mineral powder foundation so I thought I'd try out a drugstore mineral makeup product for a change. Of course, I ended up getting one from Maybelline. I don't know why but I always have a soft spot for Maybelline when it comes to drugstore makeup. 

I bought the Maybelline Pure Pact Mineral Healthy Perfecting UV Compact Foundation with SPF 30.

I think that mineral foundation in compact form is really hard to come across among drugstore brands so I was really glad when I found out that Maybelline's mineral makeup line finally offers compact foundation. Like I've said before, I find loose mineral makeup so very inconvenient since they tend to get all messy.

Monday, May 30, 2011

May Haul

So I didn't get to purchase much makeup this summer. I just bought some mineral makeup since I just ran out of mineral foundation, and of course, some sunscreen as well! 

PüMinerals Start Now 4-Piece Essentials Collection
I recently ran out of my Bare Escentuals Mineral Veil so I had to repurchase some mineral makeup immediately since I always try to stick with minerals as much as possible, specially when it comes to powder foundation. I've been dying to try out their 4-in-1 Pressed Mineral Makeup for the longest time, and I thought buying this set was an extremely good deal! I bought this set in Rustan's by the way and it includes:

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Products I brought with me to the beach

Top row: Nivea Sun Protection For Face with SPF 50, Cllinique All About Eyes Serum, Maybelline BB Cream with SPF 26, Stila Illuminating Tinted Moisturizer with SPF 15, Clinique All About Eyes Concealer, Pür Minerals Pressed Mineral Makeup with SPF 15
Bottow row: CoverGirl Brow Shaper & Eyeliner, Maybelline Waterproof Cat Eyes Mascara, Body Shop Shimmer Waves, Suesh Mini Mini Kabuki Brush, Chap Stick Lip Balm with SPF 4, Carmex Lip Balm with SPF 15, Prestige Sharpener, Estee Lauder Crystal Lipstick, Clinique Moisturizing Gloss

Hi! I hope everyone's having a great summer so far. I thought I'd just share the makeup products I brought with me to my 4-day beach trip. 

Nivea Sun Whitening Immediate Sun Protection For Face with SPF 50
Obviously, I brought sunscreen with me and I like to use only those sunscreens meant specifically only for the face. I didn't bring facial moisturizer with me anymore, so I intended to use this both as moisturizer and sun protection. I don't have very nice things to say about this product but I'll just save that for a separate review. Nevertheless, it's got really high SPF so it was pretty perfect for the beach.

Clinique All About Eyes Serum
I didn't bring eye cream with me either but this was perfect for moisturizing my undereyes. It's also really great to bring for on-the-go trips since it's really easy to apply and isn't as messy as cream is. I loved having this around!

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Review: Carmex Lip Balms

I'm one of those girls who just can't do without lip balm, even for a single day, and can I just say how glad I am that we finally have Carmex here in the Philippines? 

I'm quite particular about taking care of my lips since they're generally dry, and using Vaseline Pure Petroleum Jelly every morning and night used to be enough, until it just wasn't anymore. I guess my lips got immune to the formula that they weren't getting enough moisture from just petroleum jelly anymore. So, I started to invest on good quality lip balms, but a lot of them can get really expensive especially if you need to use them on a daily basis. So can I just say AGAIN how glad I am that we have Carmex here?? 

Monday, April 18, 2011

My Graduation Day Makeup

Hello everyone! I'm finally "officially" a college graduate! It feels so weird saying that because for four years, I always referred to myself as an "undergraduate". Feels so surreal! 

Anyways, for my graduation ceremony and my graduation party, I wore a dark purple dress, so I decided to match that with purple shades of eyeshadow. Here are pictures of my eye makeup that day:

It was a pretty long day. The graduation ceremony took place during the afternoon, and then I had a party with my family and relatives the entire night. So glad my makeup stayed on quite well! However, as always, the Urban Decay 24/7 Eye Pencil that I applied on my waterline had smudged by the time the party had started, so I had to reapply.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

My Graduation Picture Makeup

Hi everyone! How's your summer going so far? (Assuming it's already summer where you live.) I'm in a very exciting phase of my life right now - I've finally graduated from college!! We recently had our grad pictures taken, and I thought I'd share the makeup I did for the pictorial. 

I very rarely wear eyeshadow, so I was pretty nervous about doing my eye makeup by myself, but I was also really excited at the same time! It's fun playing around with colors!

Here's a picture of my eye makeup:

It didn't turn out exactly how I wanted it to. The color didn't show up that much on the actual pictures. (I just took these with my own camera.) I know that flash photography decreases the colors of makeup, but I was just too afraid of making my eye makeup too dark. It wasn't so bad though, my eye makeup just turned out looking very natural instead. I was just hoping the colors would show up more, but I guess natural-looking makeup is pretty apt for a graduation picture.