Sunday, April 20, 2014

Shawill Pretty Color Liquid Eyeliner in No. 09 Review

Back to reality tomorrow so I'm making the most out of the last few hours of my freedom by blogging about one of my favorite eye liners. I'm not very fond of liquid eye liners because they easily dry up but Shawill's Pretty Color Liquid Eye Liner is an exception. The formula is water-based so unlike other liquid types this can be used for a looong period of time. It doesn't look fancy but it does wonders for the eyes!

Shawill Pretty Color Liquid Eyeliner in No. 09
(P 98)

What it claims:

A rich colour liquid eye liner that combines, long lasting wear with a non-smudge, non-flake precision line. Goes on effortlessly. Applies with its own brush to draw a perfectly defined line. Available in a wide range of classic and trend shades.


I have this liquid eyeliner in metallic brown, pink, blue, purple, blue green (see picture above) and silver. Aside from it's wide array of colors to choose from, it is also very cheap and yet it gives stunning results! As a student I love buying affordable but good quality make-up products. Shawill's Pretty Color Liquid Eyeliner is a gold mine! The pigmentation isn't very dark so it's very wearable for everyday use. It's a great eye shadow topper as well. The brush is really nice cause it dispenses the product thinly so you can choose if you want your eyeliner to look thin or thick depending on your preference. I have to warn you though that the product may settle but you only need to shake it a few times and voila! It looks good as new! I have my eye out for the black color next!


E.L.F Tinted Moisturizer SPF 15 in Apricot Beige Review

When I first became a make-up addict I was a big fan of tinted moisturizer. Then there was a Beauty Balm Cream invasion in the country and I soon swapped mine in favor of BB Cream. After some time though, I realized that I am actually a tinted moisturizer kind of girl. I wanted to try Myra's Tinted Moisturizer but I can't seem to find it anywhere so I got E.L.F Essentials Tinted Moisturizer SPF 15 in Apricot Beige instead. I have already tried the E.L.F Studio's variant and it has higher SPF content compared to this one. I believe it has SPF 20. I'm in the shade Ivory but when I checked their stall there were only two shades left, Honey and Apricot Beige. The sales lady recommended that I get the later one since it is the lighter color of the two shades available. Packaging wise, it is very simple and looks like this.

E.L.F Tinted Moisturizer SPF 15 in Apricot Beige
(P 129.75)

What it claims:

Anti-aging formula combats premature aging and protects against sun damage while leaving skin radiant and moisturized. The tinted color evens skin tone for a natural look.


Massage a pearl-sized amount into skin and neck daily.


Benzophenone-3, Octyl Methoxycinnamate, Titanium Dioxide, Aqua(Water), Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Kaolin, Titanium Dioxide, Talc, Mica, Octyl Palmitate, Glyceryl Stearate, Synthetic Beeswax, Stearic Acid, Stearyl Alcohol, DEA-Cetyl, Phosphate, Propylene Glycol, Magnesium Aluminum, Silicate, Phenoxyethanol, Triethanolamine, Xanthan Gum, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Ethylparaben, Fragrance(Aroma), Disodium EDTA, Iron Oxides(CI 77491 , CI 7492 , CI 77499)


A little of this product goes a long way! I love the scent which smells very good! The tube type packaging makes it easy to tote around. I also like the screw cap cover and the tip of the tube because it gives me control over the amount of product that I want to dispense. It feels light weight once applied to the face. A little sticky, but tolerable. Sometimes, I mix this with Skin White's Face Cream Powder in White and it makes my face feel so smooth. It's one of the best combinations I have ever tried! This is also great for people who are frequently exposed to the sun since it has added SPF.


Maybelline Lip Polish in Glam 13 Review

I always wanted a lippie that is not only  moisturizing but glossy as well. I think I got both in Maybelline's Lip Polish! Originally I wanted to get a red shade but my mum suggested that I go with this color since it will make me look my age. The sales lady also informed me that this is one of their bestsellers so I didn't think twice about buying it. The packaging is very simple yet chic.

 Maybelline Lip Polish in Glam 13
(P 249)

*Without flash

*With flash

What it claims:

Lip polish is designed to transform ordinary lips into an alluring pout. It is a 3-in-1  potion which harnesses the best qualities of a balm, lipstick and lip gloss. 
The trio of Concentrates include:
  1. Potent Color Extracts: Pure saturated color pigments that provide deep, intense color like a lipstick.
  2. Concentrated Liquid Balm: Moisturizing liquid conditioning balm gets the lips ready for intensely rich color. Gives a soft cushiony feel and care to the lips.
  3. Glossy Shine Serum: Built-in glossy top-coat, that makes lips look fuller and more luscious.
Specially designed leaf-shaped applicator which makes application quick and precise.


I absolutely love the nudish pink shade of this lippie! It's so versatile and goes with everything! I was surprised of the color because when the sales lady applied some on her lips it looked almost nude. Upon trying the product for myself it appeared to be a pinkish shade. The lip polish looks nude when the photo taken has no flash and pinkish when taken with a flash. It glides on like a lip balm but the color is pigmented like lip stick and the finishing touch is glossy, almost like you applied some lip gloss! However, it does feel a bit heavy on the lips and one has to constantly apply a coat or two because it doesn't last very long especially if you drink or eat something. Personally I don't have a problem with re-applying but I wouldn't recommend this to girls who like their lippies to last all day long.


Saturday, April 19, 2014

Radiant Orchid Lippie + Faux False Eyelashes

Hello again everyone! Some of you might not have any idea of what the color of the year is... it's RADIANT ORCHID!!! Radiant Orchid is a beautiful purplish pink hue that can be worn on the eyes, cheeks and even on the lips! The color looks gorgeous on various garments as well. Today I am going to show you how to wear the color on your lips.

I wore this make-up look to school once since we had a speech to be given to the class. Unfortunately, it got post-pone... but that's fine with me because I was asked by my grandfather to run some errands that day. As you can see from the pictures above, I focused on my eyes and lips. This is a very natural look which can be worn to school. I emphasized my lips by swiping on lipstick in a shade close to Radiant Orchid and I made my lashes look longer and thicker by applying several coats of mascara.

What I have on My Face:
- Garnier BB Eye Roll-on in Natural
- E.L.F Tinted Moisturizer in Apricot Beige
- Skin White Face Cream Powder in White
- Sophie Magic Pink Cream
- G-lish Powder Me Perfect in Sunkissed Gal
- Wdo Blusher
- E.L.F Eyebrow Treat & Tame in Medium
- Nichido Eyebrow Gel
- Fashion 21 Double Up Mascara
- Fashion 21 Waterproof Mascara withe Lash Conditioner in Black
- Human Nature Lip Balm in Peppermint
- MAC Lipstick in Craving

I hope you like my look! Comment below if you've tried it on yourself!


Friday, April 18, 2014

Ever Bilena and Careline Haul + Product Reviews!!!

Recently I bought a few Careline lippies for my mum and I. My mum was generous enough to treat me to some Ever Bilena cosmetics as well. Below are the products that I got.

Careline Glitter Lip Balm
(FR: L-R; Apple and Raspberry)
3.5 g
(P 60 each)

 Careline Lip Balm in Watermelon
(P 60)

*I gave this lip balm to my mother so I haven't actually tried the product yet.

(FR: L-R; Ever Bilena Lip&Cheek Tint in Redd
Advance Lip&Cheek Stain in Very Red
Famous Lipstick in Watermelon)
(P 75, P 135, P 160 respectively)

Product Reviews:

Careline Glitter Lip Balm in Apple and Raspberry


I first saw this product on television and it instantly caught my attention. I have never heard of a glitter lip balm before. There are numerous lip glosses and lip sticks that offers a glittery effect on one's lips but a glitter lip balm? That's not common at all. In fact it's downright difficult to find... well not anymore! Careline has solved that problem for us girls. This product comes in six different flavors; Apple, Grapes, Lemon, Orange, Raspberry and Strawberry. I was able to get a whiff of all six and what really stood out to me was the Apple and Raspberry scent. The formula of the product is surprisingly moisturizing. I was also surprised that the glitters turn out to be the color of the lip balm you picked. For example, the Apple flavored glitter lip balm results in green glitters and the Raspberry variant has fuschia glitters when applied to one's lips. You might think that the green glitters look weird and unflattering but it actually adds a luminous glow to your puckers! Some of you might be mislead that this is a tinted lip balm so let me just clarify what the product actually does. It adds shimmer to your lips but not color. It's perfect to put on after you've applied your lip stick for a glittery finish. I usually alternate between the two so that I end up using both lip balms evenly. 

Lip&Cheek Tint in Redd


This product comes with a doe foot applicator which I happen to really like since it is easier to apply the tint on both my lips and cheeks. I know a lot of people are not a fan of this type of applicator because they find it unhygienic but it's fine with me. I don't finish the lot of the tint if it comes with a doe foot applicator anyway because eventually bacteria gets inside of the packaging and the applicator ends up smelling a little funny. The color is a pigmented shade of red, obviously. The tint is also very buildable. You only get 3 ml of the product but for the price you're paying it's already an affordable find.

Advance Lip&Cheek Stain in Very Red


Water, glycerin, soluble lanolin, triethanolamine, tocopheryl acetate, carbomer, methyl paraben, propyl paraben, fragrance, CI 45410


The reason why I got this lip&cheek stain is because I see a lot of girls use this product in my school and I can see why. It is cheap, affordable and efficient. This tint comes in a squeeze type tube and you get a lot of product in one tube, 20 ml to be exact. It is a lot like the Lip&Cheek Tint.

Famous Lip Stick in Watermelon


I don't think a lot of people know that I am a big Ms. Bing Castro fan. She is a self taught freelance make-up artist, a beauty blogger and a Youtube beauty guru.  I first read about Ever Bilena's Famous Lipstick in Ms. Bing Castro's blog, The Project Awesome. The shade is a really pretty peach color which I love. I don't have much peach colored lipsticks so I decided to get the Watermelon shade. It glides on smoothly on the lips and you don't even need to apply lip balm prior to that since the product is very moisturizing! I do like to top this off with Careline's Extra Shine Lip Gloss in the shade No. 04.

So that's it for my Ever Bilena and Careline Haul + Product Reviews. I hope you enjoyed reading and stay tuned for more!


Sophie Paris Haul + Kluge Compact Powder Review!!!

Last March 4, I bought make-up products from Sophie Paris for my mother and I. It was the day before my mum's birthday and I wanted to surprise her with a few gifts and this is what I got...

 Kluge Compact Powder in Natural
5 g
(P 160)

 Sophie Magic Pink Lipstick
(P 140)

 Sophie Eyebrow Liner in Secretly Brown
(P 120)

Sera Pouch
(P 140)

The first item is what I got for myself. I think I fist saw this because my best friend has one. The rest of the items were my gifts to my mum and I'm happy to say that she loved them! My mum generally only puts powder, eyebrow liner and lippie. Since she still has two compact powders I just gave her Sophie Magic Pink Lipstick because I know she likes the natural looking type of lippies and this one will make her lips pink tinged. I also got her Sophie Eyebrow Liner in Secretly Brown since my mother avoids black shades because they make you look older. Lastly I got her a Sera Pouch from CNA, a Korean accessory store so that she will have a new pouch for all her make-up.

Kluge Compact Powder Review

What it claims:

Compact powder with natural color suitable for everyday use.


Upon seeing the packaging I could feel my inner kikay come out. The compact powder and the powder puff that comes along with it looks sooo cute! Even if the product isn't good I honestly would still be tempted to buy it. BUT, the powder itself gives great coverage! The shade I got is in Natural since it was the only shade available. It has a brownish undertone and although I am fair-skinned it still looked great on me. Maybe because of the good quality of the product. Yes, it is affordable but I wouldn't call it cheap because it only contains 5 grams of the product and for a hundred sixty pesos that's already expensive for me. My only problem with this compact powder is that it has no mirror. Other than that I am very content with the packaging and quality of the powder! I would recommend this to those of you who like to have easy to carry make-up.


Pond's Powder Finish Day Cream For All Skin Types Review

I'm keeping the posts coming while I'm still free so enjoy! Pond's Powder Finish Day Cream which is being endorsed by Julia Barretto and Jasmine Curtis is getting a lot of air time on television so I'm assuming that a lot of you are curious about this product.

Pond's Powder Finish Day Cream For All Skin Types
40 ml
(P 120)

What it claims:

Experience the new standard in whitening. Enriched with the precious essence of Korean Ginseng + Saffron, Pond’s White Beauty purifies your skin layer by layer to reveal a Translucent Rosy White glow—in just 7 days!

Special Ingredient

Korean Ginseng + Saffron

Korean Ginseng activates your skin’s metabolism and purifies its layers to improve clarity, while Saffron inhibits melanin generation to lighten and give an even skin tone.


After watching the commercial for this product a billion times I got curious and bought myself one just to see how well the cream works. I first bought the 20 ml size of Pond's Powder Finish Day Cream in Mercury Drugstore before proceeding to purchase a bigger size. As you can see, I ended up liking the product because I repurchased it. I can say that this product is more of a cream rather than a powder because of it's consistency which is very smooth and creamy. It can be easily applied all over the face as a cream and it dries up nicely to a powder finish. This is perfect for girls who like to wear minimal make-up only. As for the whitening part, I can't say if it works or not since I already have fair skin to begin with. However, I don't think this cream can cover blemishes and imperfections on the face. The only thing I wish they would add to this cream is SPF and I know that they actually did produce the same product only with added SPF 15. Pond's Powder Finish Day Cream now comes in three variants: For All Skin Types, Advanced SPF 15 PA++ and For Acne Prone Skin. Now you can choose what variant suits your skin the most!


Sophie Magic Pink Cream Review

Aly  here! Last semester a blockmate of mine introduced me to my current favorite all over cream. It's called Sophie Magic Pink Cream. Before I rave about this product here's a little about Sophie Paris.


SOPHIE PARIS PHILIPPINES is a fashion direct selling company catering French designed fashion products, with a global headquarters in Jakarta, Indonesia.


We cater quality French-designed bags, wallets, garments, watches, accessories and cosmetics, also exclusive member privileges.

The Sophie Paris chronicle is a story of hard work, exceptional skills and supreme talent. Like all young businesses, it is fueled with guts that root from strong motivation.

Sophie Paris came to Manila in 2002 situating itself right in the heart of Mandaluyong City. In the middle of its countless competitors in the fashion industry, Sophie Paris Philippines has successfully established over 80 Business Centers nationwide. Adopting a business model that is highly based on Multi-Level Marketing, the company continues to achieve its goal to expand through its human capital: the valued members and Business Centers.

With its fun environment, fashionable products, lucrative marketing plan, exciting promos and loyal members, there is no doubt that this wonderful business opportunity can readily beat the tough times and make dreams come true for those who faithfully consider time, effort and ability with unquestionable entrepreneurial spirit.

To learn more about Sophie Paris, visit: 

Product Review:

I am always interested in finding the most natural looking blushes and lippies so when my blockmate showed me what she uses as a blush I was all ears specially when she told me the price because it is so cheap and affordable! After class, I immediately got myself my own Sophie Magic Pink cream and this is what the packaging and product looks like.

Sophie Magic Pink Cream
10 ml
(P 85)

What it claims:


A pink magic cream formulated with natural extracts making cheeks blush naturally in less than 1 minute after application. 


This cream can be used in three ways; as an eye shadow, blush and lippie but I only use it as the later two. Ever since finding out about this product it has become a staple in my make-up kit. I use this almost all the time. It gives the most natural tint of pink onto my cheeks and lips. I am really impressed considering the price of the product. You only need a dot of the cream on both cheeks to look naturally flushed. The color is buildable so if you're into darker pink shades you can just add more of the product gradually. Same goes for the lips, a dot or two is enough to get that 'just bitten look'. Sometimes I go out of the house just wearing this on my cheeks and lips since it makes me look polished without putting on pounds of make-up on my face. I feel very lazy to do my whole make-up look specially because it's summer time and the moment you step out into the sun, everything on your face literally just melts off. This cream is a life saver! It makes you look made up without running the risk of having it melt off your face because of the heat. I get many compliments whenever I put this baby on so why not do yourself a favor and buy one today!


March-April 2014 Book Haul!!!

Hello! It's me again! Down to business, I was able to purchase a number of books all from different branches of National Bookstore. I just wanted to share the books I was able to buy for the month of March and April.

 (FR: T-B; Just One Year by Gayle Forman, Cloaked by Alex Flinn, Interim Goddess of Love Book 2: Queen of the Clueless by Mina V. Esguerra)

(FR: T-B; Eleanor&Park, Fan Girl  and Attachments all by Rainbow Rowell, Ashes by Ilsa J. Bick)

The first three books were actually a gift from my father. He decided to take me book shopping and these are the books that I chose. I got Just One Year since I have just finished the novel, Just One Day and this book is the sequel to it. I picked up Cloaked because I love reading modern retelling of fairy tales and Alex Flinn is a known author of these type of novels. Lastly I got Mina V. Esguerra's Interm Goddess of Love Book 2: Queen of the Clueless. Actually, I haven't read the first book of the Interm Goddess of Love trilogy since unfortunately for me, I can't find a copy anymore! So I just decided to buy the second book anyway since I am a huge fan of Summit Books. I started reading their novels when I was just in the third grade! Can you believe it? The book that got me hooked on reading is Odd Girl Out which is by the same company. Sadly I cannot remember the name of the author. I have been an avid fan of the companies' novels for almost nine years. That's almost a decade! It's really disappointing that books from Watt pad are overpowering Summit Books because their novels are really not of interest to me and I'm sure I'm not the only one who dislikes Watt pad books. Admittedly, I haven't tried reading a book of theirs and I honestly don't plan to.

Rainbow Rowell's variuos novels have been making it to my radar for the past few weeks and I decided to give her books a try. I bought all of her three novels namely Eleanor&Park, Fan Girl and Attachments. Along with these I also bought Ashes since I am fond of apocalyptic books and I think the story is about zombies but I'm not entirely sure since I haven't started reading it yet.

Summer is the perfect time for leisure reading and I can't wait to make a dent in these books!


Thursday, April 17, 2014

Just One Day Book Review

Hello dearies! It's been awhile since I last blogged because I got busy during the final weeks of school. Thankfully it's Summer time! BUT... I happened to enroll for a few summer classes so rest assured, I still won't be able to blog regularly. Anyway, I realized that I have yet to share with you guys what kind of books I read during my spare time. Needless to say I am a hopeless romantic who loves reading romance novels and today I am going share my thoughts, feelings and insights on the book, Just One Day by Gayle Forman.

I have read other novels by Gayle Forman namely, If I Stay and Where She Went and after finishing those novels I was so emotionally affected that I decided to buy more books written by the same author. 

I admit that the first time I saw this book it didn't really catch my attention but I was able to read snippets of it in If I Stay and eventually I got interested enough to get my own copy. There are actually two versions of the cover of Just One Day but I decided to get this one since it has a more romantic feel to it.

Don't worry, I won't spoil the story for those of you who are interested in reading this book. Basically the story is about Allyson who lives a sheltered life and Willem an aspiring actor who decides to spend one day in Paris.

At first you might think of the idea as very cliche but Gayle Forman has a way with her words... she is able to pierce the heart of her readers through capturing the raw emotions of each character. I could especially relate with Allyson since she is an only child and so am I. I can understand where her parents are coming from and why they are over protective of her. Willem on the other hand exemplifies the typical playboy. He is swift, charming and could probably convince you to take of your knickers in a short period of time. Just kiddin'! But that's how smooth he is with girls. 

Readers will be able to empathize with both protagonists. For romantic saps like me, this book will surely not disappoint you! Yes, it may not be a fantasy filled novel and yet there is magic in the way the author writes. She was able to capture the essence of what most people call as 'love at first sight'. I am not even a believer of such ridiculous notions but I found myself falling in love along with the characters. Maybe it is the idea of loving someone from the moment you first laid your eyes on them that is so intoxicating... but whatever you believe in I'm sure that this book will change your perspective of love.