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I went to dashing diva earlier to get my nails done (finally!)
I like dashing diva. Im amazed at the number of concoctions that they apply to the nails. Plus i love the fact that the tools they use are sterilized prior to every use! Fast service too! The only downside is, a lot of times, it’s fully booked. So your safest bet is to book in advance.
I opted to try one of the newest nail polish i got from rustans essences – deborah lippmann’s bad romance. And i must say i really really like it! I dont have anything quite like it.
I like the chunky glitters! So happy i got this color. Although a bit pricey :( will post an update on how long it lasts on my nails :)
Hope everyone had a great weekend!
summer is here! it’s time for those “waterproof” makeup to take the limelight ;)
sharing my favorite products that i usually take with me and wear when i go to the beach. NOT all at the same time ok? haha
for eyebrows, i like to use my K-palette real lasting eyebrow liner because it really lasts a long time and usually doesnt budge! i usually don’t wear eyeliner if i know im hitting the water, but for lounging and what not, i sometimes do. i prefer the MUFE aqua eyes (in dark purple) because it looks less over the top (what? you’re wearing make up to the beach?) and really highlights my brown eyes. but if im going clubbing and i know ill be sweating in the humid beach weather, i like to wear my k-palette real lasting eyeliner :)
for cheeks – as you know i loveeee me my blushes :) there are times where i skip all makeup and just wear blush to the beach. here are my favorites bench’s pretty when pinched cheek & lip tint (cheap and very effective), benetint’s benefit (the MOST coveted lip & cheek tint), tarte lip & cheek stains – i like this because they are easy to carry around. you dont have to worry about breaking the glass (unlike bench and benetint). and it’s sooo easy to use. you just need to swipe and blend blend blend!, theblam stainiac – perfect for carrying around because of the size! very travel friendly. although i find this harder to work with compared to the others.
im obsessed with lipstains at the moment! i’ve tried the one from covergirl, but i must say that these are so much better! it doesn’t taste like ink (like covergirl) plus it comes with a lip balm. the problem i had with covergirl was it look a bit patchy sometimes and it can be too drying. these lip stains from revlon are awesome!!!!! :) very pigment, build-able and definitely lasts a long time.
i usually skip foundation / tinted moisturizer but sometimes, SOMETIMES, my vanity gets the best of me :) my choice of products are the laura mercier tinted moisturizer and MUFE mat velvet+ (which says it’s water resistant). both products are oil free. let’s face it… lounging around under the sun will make you oily so you DONT need extra oil ;)
well that’s basically it! :) oh i make it a point to wear lots of sunscreen.
hope you girls find this post useful. my nxt post will be a FOTD using these products.
oh and wish me luck… going for our teambuilding tom… paintballing! im scared!!!
where to get the products:
pretty when pinched – all bench outlets
benefit benetint – greenbelt 5
mufe – boni high street or shangri-la plaza
laura mercier – essences
thebalm stainiac and k-palette – beauty bar
tarte (available abroad)
revlon just bitten – department stores or drug stores
Pure Matte Lipsticks: Bright. Bold. Perfectly matte. This super-rich lipstick provides high-impact payoff: an ultra-pigmented, long-wearing formula that glides on effortlessly with comfortable wear.
Valparaiso: Rich raspberry
if you are a regular reader, you’d know that im obsessed with bold lip colors! :D
i wasnt really planning to purchase this lipstick (because i seriously have too much lipsticks!!!) but when i tried it, i immediately said “yes!”
isn’t it preeetyyyy??? :) i don’t think i own anything like it. the nearest i can think of is NARS funny face, but that’s more fuschia and this is a true raspberry color!
here’s me wearing it:
what i like:
- love the color! bold yet not too bright. really wearable. will suit most skin types
- i like the packaging. unlike most lipsticks, this comes in a tiny (thin) packaging that is perfect to carry around
- a true matte lipstick, if you’re a matte fan, you will definitely love this
- the lipstick has very tiny subtle silver specks in it which makes it look like it has a sheen when you put it on
- very opaque and long lasting
- color is build-able depending on your taste (sheer to opaque)
what i don’t like:
- tends to emphasize the lines and flakes in my lips. i dont have dry lips but i feel that i need to apply balm before applying this lipstick.
- expensive @ P1450 each :(
- it’s limited edition. came out as part of the Spring 2012 collection
mrskendz verdict: ****
a bit conflicted… dont know if i want to give a 3 or 4 star rating… i admit im NOT a fan of matte lipsticks but i sooo love the color. but, for P1450, i think it’s a wee too expensive.
overall, i think because of the color, the opaque-ness and the longevity, i will give it a 4 star.
since this is really a “splurge”, i urge you to try it on at NARS counters prior to buying. but it really is truly a nice color :)
Aside from my haul at the supersale bazaar, i also got the following products from rustans essences and tony moly. Yes, i am in a spending mode – it’s just one of those days when you want to bury you sorrow by shopping. Naks senti-drama! Lol
Anywayyyyyy before this post gets tooo dramatic, here’s a pic of what i got:
in no particular order:
tony moly face sponges (which im planning to use on the body hahaha)
laura mercier mineral loose powder in rich vanilla (for setting makeup)
NARS blush in gaeity (limited edition – spring collection) – what a LOVELY blush! i’ve tried it on several times and can’t believe how nice it looked on me!!! it’s a pale bright pink (almost pastel-ly) which i NEVER thought would work for my skin type! :)
NARS eyeshadow in Lhasa (lavender gray eyeshadow)
NARS pure matte lipstick in Valparaiso
Stila creme blush in Peony
Tony Moly Eyebrow Pencils – which I love! better than MAC’s and cheap too!
Revlon Just Bitten Lipstains – i am absolutely obsessed (OBSESSED) with lipstains right now! i think they are perfect for summer – think waterproof! :) you can go swimming, have fun during bbq, have some drinks and the color will still be there! :)
trying out some of the products at the moment. will post reviews as soon as i can :)
what about you? any new hauls! share please – i love hauls hehe ;)
one fine night, while waiting for hubby at the office (this was wayyy beyond working hours – just so you know teeheee), i decided to play with my naked 2 palette. i remember watching a tutorial on smokey eyes on youtube and decided to give it a go.
just a background – i rarely wear smokey eyes, i feel that with my dark circles and eye bags, it doesnt really look nice on me. so i try to steer clear from smokey eyes (especially black color).
anyway, here’s the end result:
please ignore the red spots on face. was extremely PMS-ing and my foundation has worn off. didn’t retouch my foundation. just powdered my face and that’s it :)
closeup on the eyes:
chanel vitalumiere foundation
MAC studio finish concealer in nw25 (undereyes)
MAC studio finish concealer in nc35 (on face)
Laura mercier mineral pressed powder in rich vanilla
MAC espresso on brows
NARS luster blush
UD naked 2 (blackout and chopper)
MAC Blacktrack fluidline
Mac Hug Me lipstick
Mac viva glam VI lipglass
so what do you think? :) hubby seems to like it sooo might be doing more smokey eye looks. but of course cant wear this at work! haha it’s just too much. ;)
feel free to leave a comment if you have questions :D
i’ve been using the naked 2 palette for almost 2 weeks, trying out different looks. before i go into my review, here are some pictures of the naked 2 palette as well as a side by side comparison with the original naked palette:
the colors are absolutely divine! :) i think this is one of the best palette ever created in terms of color combination.
here’s a close up look of the colors:
a side by side comparison with the original naked palette (on top). as you can see, naked 2 is more cool-toned (more pinkish undertones) while the original is warmer (more brown/orange undertones).
what i like:
- lovely lovely colors
- honestly, i dont think you can ever go wrong with urban decay palettes. their eyeshadows are one of the best in the industry (for me). very pigmented and long lasting!
- packaging is sooo much better than the naked palette. i love that this came in a tin container with a larger mirror! the original one was a bit too flimsy for my taste
- i also like that the palette comes with a dual-sided brush (shading and blending). you can get away with using the brush that it comes with :)
- colors are suitable for work and for school and very easy to work with
- they added blackout, which is a true matte black! works great wonders in transitioning your eye makeup from day to night look (just add black on the outer v).
what i dont like:
- i find that some of the colors are not as pigmented as i want them to be :( works best with primer
- there are just too many shimmery / glittery colors in the palette. i would have preferred if they have added more matte colors in
- some of the shadows are similar or the same as the ones in the naked palette. it would have been better if they created a palette that will compliment the original one (and not look almost the same)
- chopper and YDK (which is a loveeely color) tends to fallout! but i discovered that if you apply primer first, such as NYX jumbo pencils, you get less fall out. oh and also make sure you tap your brush before applying your shadow.
- not much crease color; colors in the palette are more of lid colors
mrskendz’ verdict: ****
as an individual palette (not comparing with the original), ill give this 4 out of 5. why just 4? because i think they could have done better by adding more matte colors for crease. although the colors are pretty, i find that they work best as lid colors. oh and i do find that some shadows (verve and suspect) doesnt really show up nicely unless you have a good base underneath (such as a paintpot or nyx jumbo pencil)
however, i still strongly recommend this especially for people who are just starting playing or using makeup! i survived with this palette alone for two weeks (and i think i can survive for another two weeks). so get your palette now! hurry while supplies last as this beauty is really hard to get by! (got mine from digitaltraincase for P3500)
MAC Painterly paint pot, booty call (lids), tease (crease) and busted (outer v)
NYX Jumbo Pencil in Yogurt, with YDK (lids) and Busted (crease)
blackout with chopper on top
piston (lids), blackout (crease – very lightly)
suspect (all over)
chopper (lids) and snakebite (crease)
nyx jumbo pencil in french fries and snakebite (all over)
hope you found this post helpful! :) lemme know if you have any question.