Monday, September 29, 2014

Mini Korean Haul: Tony Moly

I was at Watsons a week ago and I saw Tony Moly was available at Watsons here in Manila. I saw the cute packagings and decided to buy a few stuff. 

Here's a rundown of the items that I bought:

Tony Moly Golden Black Sugar Mask

I'm beginning to love a lot of Korean Skin Care products as it works well with my skin. I bought this mask for PHP 328 (roughly around RM 23.42...I know it's a lot more cheaper here in Manila than in Kuala Lumpur. I have to check the prices when I go back). I tried this mask after washing my face. I works wonderfully! 

It doesn't give the sting feeling that the Glam glow mud mask have but this rather gives the heat effect. When you put it on your face, it would feel that there's a mild heat going on. After a few seconds it goes out. 

It's brown in color and you can see sugar granules incorporated in the mask. It smells like sugar cane. It smells so good that the ants might attack your face (LOL). 

Panda's Drem So Cool Eye Stick

This was not my first choice. I already grabbed the panda's dream eye patch but the Sales Agent told me that it would be better if I bought this one since it has more product and it would last longer. It was a good choice since it has the same effect as an eye patch. I love how it makes my eyes less puffy. 

Petite Bunny Gloss Bar

By now you should've guessed that I bought this because of the cute packaging (LOL). It's really cute. I really don't need anymore lip balms or lip glosses in anyway since I have a lot in my collection but yes...I bought it anyway. It smells fruity. I like the scent. 

So...there. I know, two of the products here would be included in my September favorites. My September favorites entry will be up in a few days so you have to go and check my blog again. 

'Til next entry! 


Review and Swatches: Too Faced À La Mode Eyes Palette

I bought this palette last month. I was supposed to give this out as a gift but I told myself this is a limited edition palette (who am I kidding? I loveeeee anything LE), hence, I decided to keep it for myself because I might not get the chance to own one. 

I was supposed to buy the UD Palette but I find the colors too bold. I can't use it on a day to day I am not a makeup artist so it would be a waste to buy that. I bought this one instead. 

Packaging is gorgeous. I threw away the box but it was one of my basis for buying this one (HAHHAAHA...i know I'm not alone when it comes to packaging). 

Colors are to die for! Pigmentation is great. When I first used the eyeshadow, I didn't need any primer at all and I only used one swipe for each color and the payoff was gorgeous. 

I want to show you a picture of the eyeshadows up close: 

St. Tropez


Cannes, Soleil, Jardin and Còte d' Azur

La Croisette

Monacco and De La Mer

The palette contains 9 eyeshadows and you can create 3 looks from the palette which are Day, Classic and Fashion. 

I want to show you the swatches for the 3 suggested looks:

Of the 3 looks, Day is my personal favorite as I always use the 3 eyeshadows. It is very wearable for office makeup since it looks natural. It also looks very dainty. 

Product Rundown:
Product: Too Faced À La Mode Eyes
Price: RM119 
Where to Buy: Sephora 

- lovely pigmentation
- great color combination
- cute packaging

- bulky packaging
- a little bit on the pearl/shimmer side but the shimmer is subtle. If you like matte eyeshadows then this might not be the palette for you 


I'm very much satisfied with the palette. Definitely worth the price as the pigmentation of the eyeshadows are good.

Review and Swatches: Revlon Parfumerie Nail Varnish

Hello ladies! I'm back to updating my blog once again :) I am so happy to be back! 

I recently discovered this wonderful product called the Revlon Parfumerie Nail Varnish. I know it has been out in the market for quite sometime now and I tried it out. I've been intrigued by this product since everyone was raving on how good it smelled. 

I saw this available at Watsons here in Manila and I bought this shade in peach and it is called the Apricot Nectar. It retails for PHP 325 (RM 23.21). I got addicted with the scent of this varnish. It smells like bubble gum!! I also love the shade. After testing this shade, I went again to buy two more colors which are Sunlit Grass (yellow) and the Lime Basil (Green). There are other shades to choose from and the SA told me that the fruity scents were the one that really smells amazing. I was supposed to buy the brown shade as it was chocolate scented but I said to myself I don't wear brown nail varnish that much that's why I opted to leave it. 

Here's the break down of the product:

Name: Revlon Parfumerie Nail Varnish
What is it: Nail Varnish/Nail Polish
Price: PHP325
Where to buy: Watsons or any drugstore 

- smells good
- wide range of colors
- cheaper than other nail varnish brands 

- chips off easily (without top coat it only lasted a day) 

Sunday, September 28, 2014

My Fourth Beauty Swap: USA

I received another beauty swap parcel and this time it is again from the USA. Thank you Estelle for the wonderful parcel. I love everything you sent. If you want to try out International Swapping, you can join Beauty Swap - it's a group in Facebook with makeup enthusiasts, mostly from the US but there are also girls from Australia, Singapore, UK and the Philippines :) 

This is the box that I received from Estelle.

The inside of the box. It also contained another box inside.

The goodies and treats I received from Estelle. Thank you so much. My husband already ate some :) 

Limited Edition ELF Snow White Palette 

Another Limited Edition ELF Disney's Ariel items. 

Physicians  Formula  goodies 

Bath and Body Works Candle 

Bath and Body works candle holder.

Hello Kitty palette from sephora

NYX Cosmetic Goodies 

Physicians Formula BB Bundle

Loreal Miss Manga

Starbucks Caffe Mocha

I can't thank you enough for the wonderful parcel that I received ^_^ thank you so much Estelle!!! 

Monthly Favorites: August

Sorry for being on hiatus for such a long time. My personal life has been a whirlwind. I've been sick for a long time and I've been moving in and out of the country that's why I wasn't able to update my blog for so long. I know it's a bit late to post my August Favorites but better late than never ^_^

Here are the products that I've been using for the month of August.

1. CLIO Gelpresso Pencil Gel Liner Mini - I bought this at Watsons in Malaysia for RM79. It contains 5 mini gel liners that can be used both as an eye liner or if you smudge it, it can be an eye shadow. What I like about it is that it is waterproof. You need a very good makeup remover for this one.

2. MAC LE Extra Dimension Blush Sea Me, Hear Me - I received this blush a long time ago and it was only last month that I got to appreciate the beauty of it. It takes awhile for you to get the right amount of color onto your cheeks but the effect is really gorgeous. Specially on my skintone. 

3. Wonder Powder in Nearly Nude - I got this from a beauty subscription box in Malaysia. I forgot the price but this is the first mineral powder I own. The effect is flawless on my skin. I will do a separate review on this. 

4. CLIO Lipnicure in 03 Creme Pink - I love nude lip colors and this one is the perfect pinkish nude on me. It's a little bit tricky to apply this one but it works wonders. I bought this together with the Gelpresso liner at Watsons Suria. 

5. Lush Bubblegum Lip Scrub - this lip scrub is divine. I can't believe this is the only time that I knew about this lip scrub. I got this from a beauty swap parcel from the US. The smell is amaaaaaazing! 

6. Too Faced A La Mode Eyes - one of my prized eye palette. Colors are goregeous. You can make 3 looks out of the palette. I will do a separate review on this one in the coming post. 

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Another package from France

This time, I missed the postman and I had to go to the main post office near NU Sentral...which is far from our place -_-

Anyways, the package I received was from my friend Ludivine. She is such a lovely girl. She sent it to me all the way from Dijon, France. This was the time I realized that Dijon Mustard originated from France and not from America. Lol She sent me jars of Mustard which I cannot wait to try! 

This is the box filled with a lot of nice Parisienne tissue papers. The box smelled so good. I love swapping with people from France mainly because I love their fragrance. Everything smells sooooo good. 

Note card from Lupa. I told her I love pandas and she gave me this :) 

She sent me a box full of ciaté minis. I love the colors. This is my first time to own ciaté. 

I requested for these shower gels. Bourjois is a popular brand in France and most of Europe. We also have Bourjois here in Malaysia but not the shower gels. My favorite one is the Cajolez Moi! It smells divine! The sort of smell reminiscent of Paris. Vanilla scented with a hint of Rose. 

Some sample products 

A Sleek I-divine Prime Palette. Used as a shadow base I guess....I love the colors! 

Carttier Foam Wash and Yves Rocher Shower Gel. It smells divine :) 

Donkey soap, Mascara, Strawberry Marmalade, Bath Soap, lipstick, strawberry hand cream and a blush. Ahhhhhh~~~~ you can't imagine how awesome the smell of the items are. It's just plain orgasm for the nose.

Goodies from Dijon, France. I love the round cakes. I only have one left. It tastes like Fig Newtons with wine...I love it! 

These were the jars of mustard I was telling you about. Can't wait to try this!