Sunday, March 16, 2014

Sunnies by Charlie Davao Launch

     Last March 13, Sunnies by Charlie opened their first store here in Davao. Hooray! They gave out sunnies for the first 100 customers. In the afternoon, there was a meet and greet with none other than Georgina Wilson! Me and my friend bought ourselves our own sunnies in the morning, claimed our stubs, and went back for the meet and greet in the afternoon. Everything was so worth it to think I got to sit beside her and even took a picture with her!! Super starstruck-ed!!

Free food for everybody!

She is so pretty I swear! This was the second time I saw her in person but the first time I get to be up close. So much feels.

Selfie! kyaaa~ :3

Together with the co-owners. :))

     I'm sorry I didn't get to take photos of their collection. I originally didn't plan to make a blog post about this but I was so overwhelmed I saw Georgina that I had to share it to you guys! So yeah, please visit Sunnies by Charlie, located at the second floor of Chimes Specialty Store, Sales street, Davao city. There are a lot of beautiful designs of sunnies to choose from! Prices range from 250-799 Php.

Here's a video from the meet and greet:

Monday, January 6, 2014

Bloom Secret Weapon Concealer Kit Review

     Finally got myself a decent concealer! I've been looking for a concealer with a good coverage for the longest time already and I am so happy I finally got one! I find concealers expensive so I haven't bought myself a decent one until now, and I must say my money was worth it. 

Price: 545 Php
Availability: Beauty Bar

     It comes in a credit card-sized container where in you pull the card in order to open the product. I initially thought this is only a refill container but realized that was just plain stupidity on my part. The container might not be that desirable but the product itself gives a good performance so I think it is really the product that you are paying for and not the packaging.

     I love that this is a concealer palette and it comes in different shades so I can blend to achieve my desired shade. I also get more than what I pay for since there are two corrector shades so you don't need to buy another color/shade separately.

     There are 6 compartments for the different shades in this palette. From left to right: Yellow (for dark circles), Medium, Deep, Green (for disguising redness and blemishes), Illuminiser (for highlighting), and Dark.

Left to right: Yellow, Medium, Deep, Green, Illuminiser, Dark

    For me, this concealer has great pigment. I use the yellow under my eyes and the green for my red spots and blemishes and blend them with a combination of medium and deep. The result is great coverage, reduces my puffy eyes, and hides my blemishes. Then, I set it with my 4U2 Dreamgirl Lovelight BB Powder in No. 3. My mom noticed that my skin looks "flawless" when I wear this concealer. I don't look like a battered wife who just came out of bed. I love this concealer palette!

Sunday, January 5, 2014

Meet my Family

Meet my family! Here's my father, mother, and two brothers. I am a middle child and only girl among the siblings. :)

Our latest family picture:

2012 family picture:

2013 Family Picture:

Cheers to more family pictures in the future! ♥

ELF Mineral Infused Face Primer Review

     Another ELF product! I've been wanting to have this for the longest time. I remember the first time I swatched this in the department store. I was sooo amazed! Actually, ignorant is a more appropriate term, haha! I didn't actually know how to describe the feeling it leaves on my skin since it makes it smooth and somehow makes my hand slide when I stroke it with my finger. I even thought it was oily but then I looked at it closely and realized I was so wrong! hahaha I sound so stupid, right?

Price: 399.75 Php
Availability: Watsons and ELF counters nationwide

     I never really knew what a primer was until two or three years ago. I thought that whenever you put makeup, you can immediately start with your foundation since it is "foundation" after all. Now that I am already oriented with makeup products, I can say it is really very expensive to be a girl!

     So a primer is what you put on after moisturizing your skin in order to have a smooth canvas prior to applying your makeup, also to make it last longer. It also provides a barrier between your face and the makeup itself.

     I love this primer! It makes my skin smooth and it makes my pores somehow invisible. It also doesn't interact with my concealer so I don't have a hard time blending it. I do not use this everyday, it is best to use a primer only on special occasions when you really need your makeup to last.

Saturday, January 4, 2014

Some Outings and Throwback

Costa Marina with Hudas, April 2013

Island hopping with Doria Fambam, Talikud Island, IGACOS, December 2013

April's birthday, Playa Azalea, IGACOS, January 2014

ELF Eyebrow Treat and Tame Review

     I love grooming my eyebrows! Eyebrows are very important for me since i personally think it completes the whole look, especially if it is well-groomed. If you remember, I have reviewed my first ever eyebrow mascara, which was Etude House Color My Brows. I actually purchased Dolly Wink eyebrow mascara sometime in the middle of this year, but I found it glittery so I wasn't really able to use it as much as I used my Etude one (and I'm so sorry for being a bad blogger, I haven't reviewed it since this year was a really stressful one because of school, and I have given it to my friend already, boohoo).

     Now, since my Etude House eyebrow mascara is already drying up (I still use it though), I decided to look for another one, something affordable since I found most eyebrow mascaras expensive. Eyebrow mascaras give my eyebrows enough fullness without looking too drawn on. Also, since I'm the one shaping my brows, I can choose the shape that I want so no need to make too much effort everyday for my brows.

Too long for an introduction, now on to the review:

Price: 249.75 Php
Availability: Watsons and ELF counters nationwide

It has two sides. First is the treat side, other one is the tame side.

I chose the shade clear/dark.

     This is the treat side. It is a gel used to condition, repair, and restore the eyebrows. I think it is best to use this at night before sleeping. This is not used while putting on your makeup. I personally don't use this that much though.

     This is the tame side. The tinted eyebrow mascara which I always use. It's for defining the brows and keeping them in place. Compared to the Etude House Color my Brows, the brush of the ELF eyebrow mascara does not seem to accumulate that much product. I remember when I first used Color my Brows that my eyebrows were really dark since I wasn't able to control the wand well, although upon practice, I have perfected the technique. This one is easier to use especially for beginners since it does not tint so much at first swipe. This is buildable so you can always add more until you're satisfied.

      Color-wise I think it is good. It is matte and looks natural when applied to the eyebrows. It has a similar color to my Etude House eyebrow mascara. It is not glittery like my Dolly Wink one, so I don't have a difficult time blending it. Overall, I love the tame side, although I don't really think the treat side is of much importance.

Do you love eyebrow makeup? Share me some of your thoughts. :)

Maybelline Long Extreme Stiletto Waterproof Mascara Review

     New review! This is Maybelline's Long Extreme Stiletto mascara. I've been using it for quite some time now. I use this mascara when I feel like it, especially when I go out to go malling or just jaunt around in the city. I don't usually wear mascaras since it it hard to remove but I have been looking for a decent mascara to use on special occasions since I don't have one.

     I wanted to have either Covergirl Lashblast or Maybelline Magnum mascara because of the good reviews they have been receiving but ended up with this lengthening mascara since I was afraid I wouldn't be able to pull off so much volume the previous two mascaras could give on normal days.

Price: 349 Php
Availability: Watsons and all Maybelline counters nationwide

There are fibers in this product which are supposed to add length to your lashes.

     Overall, I like this product. My lashes are naturally short and sparse. They also point straight down. This mascara gives me decent length enough to make my eyes appear awake, and my lashes look longer. True enough, the fibers in this mascara are great in building the length of the lashes, although I can't really compare it with others since this is my first "legit" mascara.

     I find this mascara difficult to remove with my Simple eye makeup remover (since it is water-based and the mascara is waterproof). I recommend using an oil-based makeup remover or the more affordable baby oil since it is easier to remove it that way.

How about you? What mascara do you use? :)
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