Tuesday, April 27, 2010

April's Full: of NYX haul and gifts from my brother and sister in law

Yes!! I'm going to do a very quick update! Just taking a quick break from reviewing...

 This is a continuation of my Mega haul of the month to celebrate my birthday!

I've never imagined to be addicted in blushes, especially cream blushes, but I got to admit that I'm enjoying collecting NYX cream blushes and I'll keep on collecting until I'll move on to their powder blushes..woohoo! By the way, I ordered this from Digitaltraincase 2 weeks ago (^_^)

I just ordered 1 round lipstick (P170) for now, so that I could focus more on collecting cream blushes (P360). 

This next items was given to me as a graduation and birthday gift...Awwww!!

My brother and sister in law went to Hong Kong last week for a 3 day vacation and I was surprised that they bought me 2 of the Majolica Majorca Jeweling Eyes Eyeshadows. =^_^=

I was a bit guilty because each eyeshadow costs $128 hong kong dollars which is the reason why they didn't have the chance to buy more gifts for other members of the family....yes...I feel very guilty, but touched at the same time...I know my brother is a bit stingy, but I didn't know he would allow himself to spend on something for a ridiculous hobby of mine. Again, Thank you very mush brother and sister in law o=(^_^)=o

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Quick review/Swatches: Etude House Nail Polish in GR602

After a long time since I've hauled this nail polish with others* (which I will review next time) in my last, last Etude House haul, I will finally give a quick review about this.

Natural Light:

Yeah! it's a cute pastel green color in the bottle (^_^), but I'm really NOT feeling it's cuteness on my MIDGET nails...How I wish I would have long nails like other normal girls...*heavy sigh*...I think short, midget nails cannot give this cute color justice compared to long, elegant nails which would look great!

W/ Flash:


- locally available in the Philippines.
- very affordable (P40 something..yes, I have a short term memory..hahaha!)
- dries quickly.
- doesn't have a very strong chemical smell.
- comes in other cute colors.
- applies true to the bottle.

- a bit streaky.
- lasts for 3-4 days. (which I personally don't mind because I easily get bored with the same color on my nails after a week.)
- a 3 coater.


Natural light:

W/ Flash:

hope this helps!

April's full: of The Face Shop and Avon Haul

Yep! After holy week, I already made a mini haul for 3 reasons:

1) because this is my birth month.
2) because graduation is over and I need to buy me a graduation gift..hahaha!
3) because I'm depressed...You see, I've saved my money last march so that I could have my April shopping spree. Unfortunately, for SOME UNKNOWN REASON, I've lost quite a big sum of my savings and I'm very pissed because I did not spend on anything last March!!! shit!!! some of my savings is missing...

So yeah! on with the haul!

I checked out The Face Shop last Sunday to look for nail polishes that would go great with my graduation outfit and to add another batch of nail polishes on my collection of course!

love this batch!! Also got a bubblegum scented nail polish remover because I'm running out. All of them are still P95 each (^_^)

I also went to Avon and bought the Rejuvenate night cream which is fortunately, on sale for P699 (it really pays to wait for a sale!) to complete the rejuvenate skincare line that I will be using in the near future because I'm already running out of skincare products..Maybe, if I get the chance NOT to be lazy, I will review all the skincare products that I already used (pictures are still stored in my pc).

I also bought a small perfume called Angel Locsin (Philippine actress) Wish of Happiness perfume. I honestly did not like the smell. Fortunately, it was on sale for P149. 

I'm very picky about perfumes especially the generic ones because they tend to make me nauseous. 
I'm not a cheap perfume snob. 
My nose and my brain just reacts badly to chemical smells. Usually, cheap perfume has a very overpowering, generic chemical smell that is very familiar (like everyone is using it) and doesn't sit well with my body chemistry when I've applied it. They either tend to smell super gaggingly sweet or super gaggingly " magazine- scented perfume for men". 
Compared to not-so-very-affordable once or high end ones which clings to me like my second skin and it
doesn't smell overpowering, but it's still there all day. Do you know what I mean? 

Anyway, I still have more gifts this April to hoard....bwahahaha! Damn! Why do I sound a bit bitchy today??

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Review: The Face Shop Nailpolish in RD304

Just a quick review of this nailpolish. The Face Shop Nailpolish in RD304

- 2 coater
- better as a toenail polish, but it still looks good on the nails of your hands.
- dries quickly which is good.
- doesn't have an overpowering nailpolish smell
- applies smoothly even if the glitters appear chunky.
- costs P95 for an 11 ml bottle...I've come to realize that the price is not bad for the quantity and quality it gives.

Swatches: (right after I've painted my nails)

Natural light:

looks BLOODY RED. I love it!

W/ Flash:

Hope this helps!

Review: Banila Co. Lipgloss in Vintage Pink (04)

I already have this lipgloss for quite a while now that I almost forgot to make a review on this. This is my only Banila Co. product that I've purchased so far because their products are a bit expensive compared to other Korean brands out there.

Banila Co. is like a dupe of Benefit because it almost has the same design of packaging. The product quality are almost the same too. Unfortunately, even if Banila Co. is a bit less expensive than Benefit, both of them still have a steep price tag for my liking.

Luckily, I bought this lipgloss from Banila Co. in a "once-in-a-lifetime" sale (where prices were really very affordable at that time) from my online seller Thelittlecoolshop.

I bought this for only P250!! For this quality product!
It looks like a dark berry pink full of glitter inside the packaging, but when swipe on the lips, it will give you a sheer reddish pink tint on the lips..I really like it!

look at the multicolored glitters..I love it!

- applies smoothly
- not super sticky, but doesn't have a very thin consistency which is good because the lipgloss lasts quite a while on the lips and does not come off too easily.
- Even if it has lots of fine glitters, it doesn't feel chunky or gritty on the lips which is very surprising.
- the glitters are not too obvious unless you look very closely. (why would a stranger put their face inches from yours anyway?!?)
- can be used alone because the color/tint of the lipgloss still shows even on quite dark lips like mine!
- I love the smell! the smell is on the perfumey side, but it is not overpowering! The smell goes away right after you've applied the gloss. (unlike the ELF lipgloss that I've tried..It gave me headache and after an hour I already want to vomit because I can't take the artificial candy grape smell anymore!!)
- quite moisturizing
- has a bit of a sweet taste if you ever lick your lips.
- has other range of colors that I would love to try someday!
- love the slick packaging.

- if you put on too much then the lipgloss wears off, you could see some bits of glitters on your lips. So put on the lipgloss at an appropriate amount.
- not available locally.
- expensive!


Bare lips

Natural light

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