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as soon as i found out that selected thebalm products were on sale at beautybar, i immediately went for a quick look. most of the products were 40% off!

i actually got a few items and i absolutely LOVE all of them! some of the items i got were these three amazing eyeshadows!

clockwise from top: sexy stacey – a nice grayish-silver, caught in the act courtney – a reddish brown color and all about alexย – a golden green color (very unique!)

i really love these eyeshadows! the texture is soft and smooth and it’s very easy to apply and blend out. these shadows are not chalky nor powdery. the pigmentation is superb and the colors are wonderful – very wearable and doesn’t crease! the only thing i don’t like is the packaging. i like that the packaging is earth friendly and biodegradable but on the other hand, it feels so flimsy ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

oh and did i mention that each shadow costs only P371.25 (original price is P675)????? at 0.12 oz, this has got to be the cheapest shadow i have ever purchased! (they are bigger than MAC shadows!)

here are swatches of the shadows:

see how pigmented these are? the swatches were made with one swipe only!

im not sure up to when the sale will run, but if i were you, i’d head out to your nearest beauty bar to get one or two or three of these shadows!

hi girls (and guys)!

since i am celebrating my birthday tom, i will be giving away some beauty products…

to win a giveaway, you have to do the all of the following steps:

1. like my FB page (kikaykendz) orย  follow me on twitter (kikaykendz);

2. subscribe to this blog; and

3. share my FB page, twitter or blog to your friends! ๐Ÿ™‚ (save a screenshot so that i can verify when you win!)

4. be a resident of the philippines ๐Ÿ˜€

i will choose 1 winner from my FB page, 1 winner from my twitter followers and 1 from my blog subscribers thru random.org. BUT remember, you have to complete the 4 steps above!

this contest will run until 15 December 2011 (1 week!) and i will announce the winners by 17 December 2011 ๐Ÿ™‚

so what are the give-aways?

FB winner will get this:

nyx best-selling cosmetics! cream blush in glow, powder blush in pinched, soft matte lip cream in addis ababa and nyx jumbo pencil in milk

twitter winner will get this:

sleek original eyeshadow palette and blush in pomegranate

and the lucky subscriber will get this!

thebalm balmbini ๐Ÿ˜€

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hayayay… today has been a very stressful day… thank God it’s weekend already!!! hopefully next week will be much much better. *fingers crossed*

anyway, enough of my ranting… presenting my FOTW (except today because I hardly had time to put on my make up!!!):

i know this pic of me looks a bit weird (well my hubby thought it is), but it’s the most decent i have hehe.

the look: glowing skin, bronze eyes, peachy pink cheeks and pinkish brown lips

i decided to go for a more bronzy polished eye look. i made the eye the focal point of this look ๐Ÿ™‚

close up of the eyes (sorry i forgot to curl my lashes and apply mascara teehee)

products used:

Chanel Vitalumiere foundation in 40 mixed with NARS Orgasm Illuminator

Garnier BB eye roll-on

Laura Mercier foundation to set concealer and foundation

NARS Laguna Bronzer

MAC Melba on cheeks

theBalm Mary-lou Manizer on the inner corners of the eye until about halfway thru

MAC Bronze eyeshadow for outer part of the eye to crease

MAC Espresso eyeshadow for brows and outer V area

MAC Dipdown fluidline to line the eyes

Revlon Colorburst Lipstickย  in Soft Rose

 

hope you liked this look! pls feel free to leave a comment below for your feedback and questions ๐Ÿ™‚

have a great weekend everyone!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

 

mwahs,

mrskendz

 

 

 

i posted a pic in my personal account in FB yesterday and i can’t believe the amount of likes it got! ๐Ÿ˜€

here’s the picture: (i forgot to bring my camera so i had to use my BB! sowee)

products used:

Face: TheBalm Face Primer, Makeup Forever HD foundation, MAC Mineralize Skin Finish Natural (to set foundation), TheBalm TimeBalm in medium, MAC brow pencil in Brunette, Bobbi Brown eyeshadow in Java (used as eyebrow shader), NARS Laguna bronzer (contour), Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush in Natural Beauty, TheBalm Mary-lou Manizer

Eyes: MAC eyeshadows in Patina, Rice Paper and Golden Gaze (semi-precious collection), Nars Cordura, Bobbi Brown Caviar ink gel eyeliner, Maybelline Falsies Mascara

Lips: MAC Cosmo lipstick and clear lipglass

How to:

1. Apply foundation all over face, concentrating on areas which need more coverage. (i used beauty blender to apply MUFE HD foundation)

2. Apply timebalm concealer to lighten dark circles and to cover blemishes.

3. Set with MAC Mineralize Skin Finish Natural.

4. Apply Patina all over the lids.

5. Apply Rice Paper at the inner corners of your eye.

6. Apply the darker shade of Cordura on the crease and a little bit over the crease (to emphasize the color). Blend well.

7.ย  Apply Golden Gaze to the outer corners of the eyes. Tip: Draw an inverted V or > at the corner of the eyes then blend blend blend! :) Also, apply to the outer half of your lower lashes (to emphasize the shape of your eyes)

8. Apply eyeliner on your top lashes, wing out a bit for more drama.

9. Waterline your eyes (top and bottom).

10. Fix your eyebrows, i emphasized the arch of my brows to (hopefully) make my face look leaner.

11. Curl your lashes and apply mascara! :)

12. Contour your face by applying bronzer to the hollows of your cheeks. Tip: do the fish face and look for the part of your face that is sucked in. thatโ€™s the hollow of your cheeks!

13. Apply blush to the apples of your cheek. Since i am going for the smokey eye effect, i applied a very natural looking blush to balance out the look.

14. Optional: Lightly apply powder to blend the bronzer and blush and to set your makeup. If you want a dewy look, you can skip this step.

15. Apply lipstick of your choice. Again, I opted for a natural looking lip color, you want to highlight only one area of your face and not all :)

16. Apply lipgloss in the middle of your bottom lips and smack your lips together. This will give you the illusion of fuller lips!

i really like this kind of look although it does take a lot of work, especially the eye makeup! ๐Ÿ˜€

BTW the dress, i got from mango :p

hope you guys liked this look!

mwahs,

kendz

LOTD

Posted on: June 12, 2011

just came back from a wedding and wanted to share my LOTD ๐Ÿ™‚

(sorry for the messy hair hehe)

Products used:

Face: Makeup Forever HD foundationin 123, MAC Mineralized Skin Finish Natural, TheBalm TimeBalm in medium, laura mercier secret brightening powder, MAC brow pencil in Brunette, Nars Laguna Bronzer and TheBalm Cabana Boy

Eyes: NARS Cyprus, NARS Cordura, Bobbi Brown Gel eyeliner in caviar ink and Maybelline Falsies Mascara

Lips: MAC Dubonnet and MAC clear lipglass

 

How to:

1. Apply foundation all over face, concentrating on areas which need more coverage. (i used beauty blender to apply MUFE HD foundation)

2. Apply concealer to lighten dark circles and to cover blemishes.

3. Set with finishing powder. (You can skip this step if you are using powder foundation)

4. Apply Cyprus all over lid (talukap ng mata). Apply the light brown shade of Cordura on the crease area to give more definition.

5. Apply the darker brown shade of Cordura to the outer corners of the eyes. Tip: Draw an inverted V or > at the corner of the eyes then blend blend blend! :)

6. Apply eyeliner. And remember to fix your eyebrow.

7. Curl your lashes and apply mascara! :)

8. Contour your face by applying bronzer to the hollows of your cheeks. Tip: do the fish face and look for the part of your face that is sucked in. thatโ€™s the hollow of your cheeks! to illustrateโ€ฆ

9. Apply blush to the apples of your cheek. As I am going to use red lipstick, I made sure that i only applied a sheer layer of the cabana boy blush.

10. Optional: Lightly apply powder to blend the bronzer and blush and to set your makeup. If you want a dewy look, you can skip this step.

11. Apply lipstick of your choice. :)

12. Apply lipgloss in the middle of your bottom lips and smack your lips together. This will give you the illusion of fuller lips!

Hope you liked this look! ๐Ÿ™‚

Congratulations and Best Wishes to the newlyweds!

good night folks and happy independence day philippines!!!

mwahs,

mrskendz


this is my first ever blush from theBalm which i got as part of my mini haul which i had posted recently.

cabana boy is described as a muted raspberry pink with very subtle golden sheen.

the color is build-able which is good because the color is sooo pigmented! i would suggest applying this with very light hands… especially for those with fairer skin ๐Ÿ™‚

heavy and light swatches

this shade reminds me of nars crazed (can’t compare though coz until now, i cant get my hands on crazed! always out of stock)

what i like:

1. it doesn’t contain paraben. i think most (if not all) of the products from thebalm do not contain paraben – which is good.

2. it is also talc free – good for those with sensitive skin.

3. since you don’t need a lot of product, this blush will last you a long long long long time.

4. i love the packaging! thebalm’s packaging are so cute! very unique ๐Ÿ™‚ the only other brand i know that has cute packaging like this is benefit ๐Ÿ™‚

5. it’s the perfect blush for red lips! but again, you have to apply very lightly! i like applying with a stippling brush.

6. you get value for your moolah – 8.5g of blush for P850! i think that’s a steal! especially for a high-end brand like thebalm.

what i don’t like:

1. it says shadow/blush on the package… but for the life of me, i can’t imagine myself wearing this as a shadow – it’s too red! i might look like i have a disease or something hehehe.

2. cute as the packaging is, it feels a bit flimsy. made entirely of cardboard. im scared that i might tear the packaging or the cardboard might soften in time.

3. it doesn’t come with a brush so you have to buy a separate brush.

4. not available in all beauty bar branches

mrskendz’ verdict: highly recommended

i highly recommend this blush for the color, the packaging and most of all the price! i actually got one for my sis (that’s how much i like it). it is also great that the product is paraben and talc free!

for those who are a bit terrified of the color, thebalm actually has other blush colors that you can try. i just personally prefer this color ๐Ÿ™‚

thebalm is sold at selected beauty bar outlets

(i’ll post a FOTD by today… will be going to a wedding and already planning to wear this blush)

mwahs,

mrskendz

because i have been sick almost the entire week and because i wanted to feel better, went on a slight rampage today. hehehe.

here are some of the things i got from PCX and Rustan’s Essences:

1. IN2IT Gel Blush – P259.75 (actually, i retried this when i got home. kinda sucks. really hard to blend! but will try again to see how to make it work better)

2. IN2IT sheer eye colour in forest- P299.75 (i really like this!)

3. Garnier Light Brightening Eye Roll-on – P 199 (my officemate K recommended this, so let’ see if this works! *fingers crossed*)

4. Prestige Lipstick in Lasting Blossom – P375 (nice color!)

5. theBalm Cabana Boy Blush – P850 (i loveeeeed this color so much that i got one for my sister as well!!!)

6. NARS the multiple in Portofino – (price undisclosed)

dang… spent so much again today! hahaha i think i need to enroll myself in project “no buy” or project “hit pan”. i actually still have a lot of unopened items. :S

oh well, it was a great weekend indeed. wish it could have lasted longer teehee.

good night everyone. have a GREAT weekend ahead!

mwahs,

mrskendz

 

 


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