Thursday, December 26, 2013

MAC x Disney Maleficent Collection for Summer 2014

Definitely looking forward to this collection. I'm very much thrilled and I cannot wait until Summer.

Movie Review: 47 Ronin

Last Friday, Gino and I decided to watch a movie at Suria, KLCC. Initially we wanted to watch Frozen because we both have not seen the movie yet. Anyways, sadly, Frozen was not showing at Suria anymore and so we opted to watch an English movie. The options we had were The Hobbit, Tale of the Dinosaurs and 47 Ronin. We decided that we watch 47 Ronin instead of the Hobbit because we haven't seen the first hobbit movie. 

The movie revolves around Kai (Keannu Reeves). They call him a half creature because he is not of pure Japanese origin. He was adopted by a Land Lord and growing up he served the land lord together with the other samurai. He is not a Samurai though. Anyways, gist of the story, there were 47 Ronins who wanted to seek revenge for the untimely death of their lord. They succeeded in seeking revenge but the king sentenced them to harakiri themselves because it was not right to seek revenge. 

My Review: Comparing it to Samurai X the movie, this one is a bad adaptation of Japanese culture. For some reason I find it very "Hollywood" with the cinematics and the story. I feel that it lacks the essence of the simplicity of how Japanese are. Even with the costumes, it was very grand and elaborate. They said that the movie was based on real facts about the 47 Ronins who committed suicide but the movie version already twisted the story because they mixed it with the love story of Kai and Mika. I felt that the movie relied much on CG effects that's why I felt it was un-organic. The war scene was also nothing to look forward to. I'll give this movie a 2 out of 5.

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Product Review: MAC Studio Fix Powder

Together with my Hada Labo Haul, I also went to MAC Cosmetics here in Kuala Lumpur to buy something. I wanted to buy the limited edition Riri Woo lipstick because back in October it was still available. I thought it was still available but sadly the only ones left are the eyeshadows. So anyways, instead of buying the lipstick, I bought the Studio Fix Powder from MAC.

In Manila, it costs twice the price here in KL. I really don't know why makeup is so expensive in the Philippines. I love shopping here in KL. The attendant said that if I bring 6 empty containers of MAC products, they'll give me a lipstick for free. They have so many rebates and freebies here in Malaysia unlike in the Philippines.

Anyway, I bought the powder because I'm pretty much not satisfied with the powder that I'm using because it does not fit my skin tone. I am so in love with this powder. At first I thought it was just a regular powder but I love the coverage of this studio fix powder. It feels like you are wearing foundation but you're not. I should not be surprised because I paid a lot for this and it did not fail my expectations. It exceeds much of it. I just don't like the fact that there are so many imitation products of MAC. The fake ones are pretty much the same outside but of course, quality of the products are not the same.

This one costs roughly around PHP 1,708. I know in Manila it sells around P2,000 or more. 

MAC is awesome. If you have a bit of money to spend, I'd say you buy this one because of the quality of the product. It is expensive but it is worth all your money. 

Product Review: Hada Labo Super Hyaluronic Acid Moisturizing Make-up Remover

This is part two of the review of the Hada Labo products that I bought over the weekend. 

This one is the make up remover from Hada Labo.


It's a gel like liquid that you put on your face to remove the make up. I bought this because I fell in love with the Face Wash.

You don't need to use a cotton in using this. All you need is to get an ample amount of solution on your hands, make it a little damp with water and then use circular motions in rubbing it on your face and afterwards, rinse it off with water. This is not step one in the Hada Labo face care products. There is a step one product which I did not buy because it's actually the same with the face wash. 

My verdict with this one is if you have the money to splurge on your face, you can get this one because it works well with the other Hada Labo products. 

Product Review: Hada Labo Super Hyalauronic Acid Moisturizing Face Wash

I was at the Mid Valley Megamall last Saturday with Gino and we were just wandering around. Mid Valley Megamall is a huge mall here in Kuala Lumpur. I still think SM Megamall in Manila is bigger than Mid Valley Megamall here KL. Anyways, the very first shop we went to was Guardian. It's sort of like Watsons. It sells similar products to what Watsons sell and I stumbled upon this familiar facial cleanser that I've heard so much about in the Philippines. 

So upon seeing it, I bought it because it's cheaper here and I want to know what the buzz is about. 

This is the Hada Labo Super Hyaluronic Acid Mosturizing Face Wash. When I was in Manila, I heard so much promotion about this item but it costs roughly P950 in Manila. I saw this in Guardian and it only costs around RM 44.80. Roughly around P600. So when I went home, I immediately tried  the product and this is worth all the money. 

According to the label it says here 

There, it's pretty much self explanatory but I have to tell you that this product really works wonders. Specially when combined with the other Hada Labo products. It makes your skin look like the Japanese or Korean people. It's becomes smooth and glowing. It also makes your skin look younger. I've only been using it for two days now but I already see the difference. It does not make your face look dehydrated unlike when you use soap or other facial cleansers. It really makes your skin look younger and fresh.

My Verdict: if you have money to splurge on facial cleansers, I recommend you buy this product. 

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

First Look at the Urban Decay Naked 3 Palette

It's been a long time since I blogged and because it's our Christmas vacation, well, I have time to write! :) 

Anyways, it's technically my second day here in Malaysia. I rode the plane last Monday from Manila going to KL at around 9 pm and our flight got delayed. I arrived here at around 1am and settled down at home at 3am. Yesterday, Gino went to KLCC to buy me some stuff and when he went home, he bought me my Urban Decay Naked 3 Palette. I'm so ecstatic and I've been waiting to try this one. 

So he bought it from Sephora at Suria. This is the bag.

Inside the bag is the palette. It also came with a free Sephora card.

Okay, this card, you can use it at any sephora branches in Singapore and in Malaysia. 1 SG = 1 point and 5 RM = 3 points. You have to accumulate 250 points to get a 10% on your next purchase.

So here it is! The coveted Urban Decay Naked Palette 3. 

Inside the box is the UD Naked 3 and a sample booklet of the Urban Decay primers.

The four primers are original primer, sin, Eden and the anti-aging primer. It says in the book that it can last for a week. 

So that's it for now. I will show you the swatches in my next blog post.