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ive been wanting ย my hair styled and colored for a while, i have been feeling restless lately and i just wanted a change – i was just too lazy to get my sorry ass to the salon. but yesterday i finally dragged myself to give oliver, of vivere salon megamall, a visit. sadly, he wasn’t around ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

walked around megamall while waiting for hubby and i happened to chance upon tony&guy and decided to give it a try! i’ve heard of tony&guy before and i know it was going to be more expensive than vivere salon, nevertheless, ย i still nearly fainted when i saw the quotation! =p since i really wanted a haircut and color done – i took the plunge! ๐Ÿ˜€

this was me, before the haircut

this is me today! :p

sorry a bit blurry…

trying on different lipcolor. see what difference a lipstick can make??? ๐Ÿ™‚ which one do you prefer on me?

oh! and i wanted to show this very cute earrings i got from ALDO last Sunday. it’s a huge tear drop shaped earrings with lots of bling ๐Ÿ™‚

do you like my new hairstyle? i am a bit torn… honestly, i wanted to cry yesterday because of the length and i felt like it uber emphasized my super round face. :p but i do like the color!

however, my hubby seems to love it. so i guess, i should be happy ๐Ÿ™‚

products used:

MUFE HD foundation in 123

MAC Studio Finish Concealer in NW25 (undereyes)

MAC Espresso on brows set with MAC Brow Gel

MAC All That Glitters, Sketch and Carbon on eyes (sketch and carbon used VERY lightly and blended out)

MAC Blacktrack fluidline

NARS Laguna to contour

Body Shop Baked Blush in Coral

MAC Mineralized Skin Finish Natural to set makeup

1st lip color:ย Revlon Colorburst Lipstick in Plum with Viva Glam VI lipgloss

2nd lip color: Revlon Lip Butter in Sweet Tart

Hope u have a great one! Here’s my game face for today – soft neutral/slightly pinkish shades ๐Ÿ™‚

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products used:

MUFE HD foundation

MAC Espresso on brows

MAC Jest (lids), Sketch (crease) and Carbon (outer V) on eyes

MAC Blacktrack fluidline

NARS Laguna to contour

Body Shop Baked Blush in Coral

MAC Viva Glam VI lipstick and lipgloss on lips

this week, i wanted to try something different. usually i try to play up my eyes… but this week, i wanted my lips to be the highlight of my look, so i tried to tone down my eyeshadow by using white eyeshadow with a very light brown for contouring, black eyeliner and a plum-ish red blush to go with the lipstick. here’s the result:

 

using laura mercier lipstain in mulberry

using revlon’s colorburst lipgloss in bordeaux

 

Products Used:

MUFE HD foundation in 123

pur 4-in-1 pressed mineral makeup in golden medium

MAC eyeshadows in: espresso (for brows) and carbon (for liner)

Wet ‘n’ wild color icon eyeshadow in sweet as candy (used the white all over the lids and the brown on the crease)

Majolica Majorca Liquid Perfect Automatic Liner (liquid) in black (applied on top of carbon)

Majolica Majorca Mascara in Lash Expander Frame Plus

Chanelย  powder blush in plum attraction (the ONLY chanel makeup i own hehehe)

NARS deep throat

Laura Mercier Lipstain in Mulberry (i loveeee this lipcolor!)

alternatively, i used revlon colorburst lipgloss in bordeaux

 

 

among the high end brands, MAC’s eyeshadows are the best priced for the quality they give. definitely a bang for your buck! At P900, I think each pot will last you for almost a year (yes even with daily use). my first ever MAC shadow was waaaayyy back in college and until now, i still have a love affair with them ๐Ÿ™‚

what i like about MAC eyeshadows are:

– MOST of the MAC eyeshadows are highly-pigmented so you really need just a touch for each application. for added intensity, the shadows can be applied with a wet brush.

– MAC eyeshadows come in different finishes such as FROST, Veluxe, Veluxe Pearl, Satin, Matte and Lustre.

i have to say though that i am NOT a fan of the FROST finishes which have chunky glitters on them… i feel that those are more prone to fall outs that the rest of the finishes.

– there is a HUGE number of colors to choose from.

what i don’t like:

– not all colors are carried here in the philippines *boo!*

– some of the best colors were released as limited edition!

– 3 words – out.of.stockย  which happens most of the time (here in the ph)

presenting my MAC eyeshadow collection… ๐Ÿ˜€

i know i know… but i didn’t buy it all in one go!!! :p

from left to right: shroom, rice paper, brule, woodwinked, wedge

from left to right: amber lights, patina, bronze, mulch and cork

from left to right: jest, shale, satin taupe, sketch, beauty marked

from left to right: gorgeous gold, espresso, carbon

i separated these colors because i use espresso and carbon almost everyday while the gold just seems out of place :p

my top 5 favorites from the entire collection would have to be:

espresso, carbon, patina, sketch and woodwinked! ๐Ÿ˜€

my next step is to transfer the eyeshadow into my MAC 15-palette pan! hehe wish me luck!!!

until next time! ohhhh and please drop by soon for my give-away! ๐Ÿ˜€


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