Monday, May 25, 2009

Koshize Pen Liner

I was practicing my black smoky eye-do lately and realized that I don’t wanna use a black pencil liner coz it smudges down my undereye. So when I saw this one from Sophie Paris, I immediately grabbed it since its cheap (P200++ I guess, totally forgot)

Verdict: I initially hurt my eyelids applying this, It was like using a ballpen on lids, pentelpen even feel softer. And worst its not water resistant at all... I didn’t cry, its just I’ve really watery eyes, but not enough to make my mineral eyeshadows smudge. I can even rub it off with by hand. I think I should use liquid liner next time

Anyweys, charge to experience..

(thin and thick appliction)

Rate: 1/5

Artdeco Eyeshadow Base

I find it hard sometimes to make shadows appear vibrant, it even change color on lids and worst the color is washed out. I wanted to make my shadows appear on my lids and stay put throughout the day without the need to re-touch so I bought this ultra cheap shadow primer (Php495). I initially wanted a MAC but again I thought I’ve splurge enough on other things (I will reveal them soon) so might as well try if this and perhaps do some spend vs. save thingy.


The color is a pearl beige, it looks shimmery on the pot but on lids I’ll say its matte but brightens the eye area.

Gently rub your finger on the primer coz it tends to clump and stick a huge amount on finger tips.

I find it hard at first to blend my shadow so I ended up patting the pigments. Then eventually I learned that I have to blend the primer really well on lids. Yay, that means for me tagging my skin more. Anyweys, it lives up to its promises. Color appeared as I want them to be – vibrant, same color as it was in the jar. Stays put the whole day. Eyeshadow smudges sometimes at the end of the day but I can do away with it. Texture wasn’t as smooth as MAC’s preptime (?) but it did the job anyweys..
And that Aromaleigh Mallow that's so freakin' hard to capture the color on cam indoors? It showed well for me in this pic...
(that's my mags at the back, im a magazine junkie too,. )

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Love from around the globe: Neno's Award

A big thanks to sis September
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Friday, May 8, 2009

TAG TIME: Unretouched Photo

This is fun so i decided to do it..

Rules: Take a picture of yourself RIGHT now. No primping or preparing. Just snap a picture. Load the picture onto your blog. Tag some people to play.

This is me reading bloggs before going to bed,. hhmm, that's my very comfy 'daster' did i got it right, i mean pambahay.. yah, i wear specs, love it coz its pink and its Gucci,..
Now im tagging..

Friendship Award

Thanks sis Khymm and Ida for the award..
The rules are:
1. Take your award here.
2. Put the logo on your post.
3. Link the person who awarded you.
4. Nominate at least 7 other bloggers.
5. Add the links of those bloggers on yours.
6. Leave a message for your nominees.
My nominees are:
That's all i can tag now since everyones been tagged already,. haven't known these pips well but i think i'd build a good friendship with them,..

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Aromaliegh Soltice 2009 Swatches

As promised here are the swatches...


w/o flash (top to bottom) nasturtium,chicory,tansy

w/ flash

lupine, forget-me-not

w/o flash

may lily, phlox, viburnum

w/o flash

w/ flash

mallow, zinnia, candytuft

w/o flash

w/ flash

greenbrier, heartleaf, hamlock, trillium, jessamine

w/ flash

w/o flash

Ondberry, Bellflower, Calendula, Godetia, Larkspur

w/ flash

w/o flash

I did all the picture taking (of both packages) and swatching when i got home straight from vacation. It was night already when i finished it. I really got tired and my hands are shaking already that's why some pics are a little blurry. But i tried my best to capture the color. Some pigments are hard to capture and swatches really light like mallow, zinnia and candytuft while some shows off really well. By the way, I didn't use any base for this.

That's it,. It was fun and made my bed cover really messy...

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Aromaleigh Spring Soltice 2009

Another package that arrived was the prize from Aromaleigh contest,. Im one of the VERY lucky winners.. When i arrived at the post office the officer said that (again) I'm lucky coz the custom officer just went out, had he seen the declared value of the package I'd be taxed.. The goodies alone costs a whooping $160.00.. wow, isn't it,. I wouldnt buy myself that in one go,.

So here they are...

If you'll notice it's only 21, its supposed to be 22 jars. It's bcoz Alyssum was not inluded instead a got 2 candytuft jars. But its ok,. should I complain, its just free anyweys,. more over my officemate likes the candytuft so i gave it to her.. at least i still have my own candytuft, hehe..

the goodies in natural light

with flash

They do look yummy indeed..

Color description:

1. Mallow: Spring's first blush. The softest pale coral with shimmers of gold.
2. Heartleaf: The freshness of budding leaves with sparkles of violet.
3. Forget-me-not: The lush turquoise of petals, sparkling with magical turquoise sparkles.
4. Tansy: The deep golden color of closed flowerbuds, sparkling with blue highlight.
5. Jessamine: A walk through the Spring forest. Deep green and brown base with golden highlight shimmer.
6. Nasturtium: Dramatic neutral red, sparkling with highlights of pink sparks.
7. Phlox: A delicate, shimmering wash of pale silver grey with iridescent blue sparks.
8. Bellflower: A diaphanous violet purple tone, slightly sheer, with highlights of pink sparks.
9. Calendula: Warm mahogany brown with coppery sparkle shimmer.
10. Greenbrier: Lovely cool green with surprising sparks of blue, the color of the sky.
11. Alyssum: Soft frosty champagne pink with shimmer of green and blue.
12. Chicory: Rich copper with rose undertone, bright copper sparkle.
13. Hemlock: A complex, very wearable soft shimmering brown with undertones of green.
14. Lupine: Shimmering mid-tone smokey blue violet.
15. Candytuft: Petal pink with an abundance of violet sparkles highligting.
16. Trillium: Vibrant, but wearable fresh Spring green full of shimmering green sparkles.
17. Ondberry: A rich, softly shimmering eggplant purple with slight sparkles of gold.
18. Larkspur: Softly frosted lavender with a magical purple iridescence.
19. May Lily : My new favorite- the palest creamy greenish shimmer with sparkles of pink and violet.
20. Viburnum: Remember the coveted Le Mystere #69? The only Mystere that actually had a recipe? Well, this is it. The perfect marriage of cocoa brown and pewter. Softly frosted. Fantastic.
21. Godetia: Rosy brown shimmer with tiny sparkles of gold throughout.
22. Zinnia: So unique, this vibrant but soft coral peach turns into a blend of pinkish coral with a dominant violet iridescence.

I've already done the swatching for all these but im still to edit them so i'll post it next time,. Besides, I dont like lengthy posts so this will be for now...

Thanks sis Gracie!

It's a happy mail day for me last Thursday coz the packages im waiting for arrived! First, the items frim sis Gracie's First Blog Anniverasary contest..

The skincare

the pouch

the sweet note..

Thanks again sis Gracie!.. Glad it reached me safely,..

Friday, May 1, 2009

JOPPA: Free Shipping

I was reading GT MMU thread and noticed that the discussion was about Joppa's Mystery Grab Bag.. I wasn't interested since Joppa gives stiff shipping rates to Philippines,. So when I asked one how much was the shipping sis musicalfan answered that it was for FREE!!! I got elated that I immediately grabed one myself,. Great find.. here's the mechanics:

Please answer the questions in the drop down boxes and we will put together a special grab bag of some of our clearance.overstock items based on your answers. (No special requests allowed)

This grab bag is valued at over $40 and will include items suitable for your skin type. This bag contains a mix of lips, eye shadows, blush and foundation and may even include some skin care items. These grab bags are sold as is, no returns or exchanges.

and the promo:

Be the first to try our NEW our New "Lip Twists"... "Melon Crush" and "Bare". These tinted Lip Balms are a great way to nourish your lips while adding a hint of color. Yours FREE with any purchase $30 or more.

Plus FREE First Class Shipping Worldwide.

I even see in my checkout cart: free shipping (including Philippines),. nice huh, special mentioned..

So grab your loot bag now..