Review: Beauty Lenses Pinkage Lemon Glass Pink + EOTD

It has been a while since my last contact lens encounter. My eyes have been weird lately and still haven’t gone to optometrist to have my eyes checked. I’m thinking that maybe I will need a reading glass from now on. Argh! Maybe that’s the reason why I felt funny whenever I’m wearing contact lenses. Anyway, I do love wearing one of my eye makeup reviews and now that I’m thinking of posting an EOTD at least twice a month from now on. Weeeee~~~ Beauty Lenses have every pretty designs to bring out the dolly eyes in you!

 I like the design of this lens. While browsing Beauty Lenses, I thought that Lemon Glass Pink may look purple than pink, but I guess, it was just because of the photo. Did I mention before that I’m into anything pink and purple lately? Yeah? Well, that’s why I chose this color for my next contact lens review.

Lemon Glass Pink has a pink and black color. As you can see, there’s a checkered-like design of this lens and a black ring surrounding the whole lens. Unique, isn’t?

With a diameter of 14.8mm, this lens is perfect for ulzzang and dolly look. It’ll make your eyes look bigger. And I think that Pinkage Lemon Glfass Pink deserves a perfect score for its enlargement.

Unexpectedly, this lens is really thin and comfortable when worn. You won’t even notice that you are wearing a contact lens. And because of its enough water content, you don’t have to use an eye drop every now and then.

This color is best and will compliment your eye makeup, especially with purple and pink eye shadows. That’s why I decided to include an EOTD for this review. Hope you’ll like it! J

Products Used for this EOTD:
Beauty Lenses Pinkage Lemon Glass Pink
It’s Skin Babyskin Sense Brush Pen Eyeliner in black

Beauty Lenses Pinkage Lemon Glass Pink
Price: USD29.90
Available at: Beauty Lenses

Overall Experience:  ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ 4/5

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Review: Missha The Style Velvet Gradation Tint

Somebody asked me why I keep on buying lip products, even though I already have tons. Call me obsess, but each time I am seeing a new shade of lipstick or even a lip tint, I just have this feeling that I should buy that product. Then I will realize that there is this lipstick/lip tint that I have with a very similar shade to my newly bought one. However, they may have the same shade, but they have different finish. Just like this Missha The Style Velvet Gradation Tint in Sangria wine that has the same color with my Etude House Rosy Tint Lips #8 After Blossom.

Missha The Style Velvet Gradation Tint. I pre-ordered it from Bae Lu last month and bought two out of five shades. It is one of the newest collections of Missha. Last month, Missha was having their early bird sale for these tints so I got these with 30% off. Lucky! 


I have two shades of Missha The Style Velvet Gradation Tint in Sangria wine & Fairy Coral. After reading some reviews on Naver, I instantly have the feeling; besides, I’m in the middle of search-for-the-best-pink-purple-ish-lipstick at the moment.
How does Missha The Style Velvet Gradation Tint differ to the other tints out there? In terms of the packaging, I think this is the classiest one. It’s in a sturdy plastic packaging, yes, but it has this glossy and sophisticated look on it.
Unlike the EH’s Rosy Tint Lips, Missha covered the lacking of EH’s by making it easy to pull out the product from its house. All you have to do is rotate the lower part of the stick for the tint to come out. That’s where it gets interesting because Missha, once again, gained another plus point by putting seven (7) holes on the cushion applicator of the tint that will look like a flower when the tint comes out. And it sure is pretty awesome!

Another thing that will surely impress you is how pigmented this tints are.

Sangria Wine is a perfect red wine color with pink undertone.

Fairy Coral is a subtle version of orange.

I prefer using Missha The Style Velvet Gradation Tint with a lip brush instead of its own applicator though. It’s actually a bit tricky. If you will use the applicator of this tint, you won’t get much pigment when you applied it to your lips. On the other hand, if you will use a lip brush, you will definitely, unquestionably, and undeniably full lip color! I almost got disappointed when I first used it then tried it applying using a brush then viola~ it’s beyond perfect. Especially Sangria Wine.
The finish is matte nevertheless it takes a couple of minutes to be fully dried on your lips to become matted. We all know that matte lipsticks/tints tend to stay much longer than moist finish ones, and so do Missha The Style Velvet Gradation Tint.

Eat, drink, talk all day and Missha The Style Velvet Gradation Tint will stay; not as vibrant as you put it on but there’s still a tint left that could last a whole day although it transfers. I don’t think there is any unpleasant scent either.


As much as I wanted to give these tints a perfect score, I couldn’t. It’s very drying to the lips and accentuates the dry areas. Which is given with every matte finish lipsticks and this one is no exception to that. 

Me wearing Missha The Style Velvet Gradation Tint in Sangria Wine ♥

Bottom line: Missha The Style Velvet Gradation Tint is a must-have and a must-try product. It has a nice color payoff and impressive staying power.

So far, I’m currently in-love with Sangria Wine!



Overall Experience:   4/5
Missha The Style Velvet Gradation Tint, 4.5g
Price: KRW10, 800 | USD10.56
Pre-order at: Bae Lu - Local 


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BDJ Box Soiree: Get Pixy-fied Makeup Workshop

I won’t miss an event like makeup workshop – especially if it’s for free. The good news was, BDJ Box invited me to attend their previous Beauty Soiree featuring Pixy Philippines and learn different techniques to achieve the Kawaii look!

Photo credits to: BDJ Box
The said event was held last July 12, 2014 at The Blackboard by Chef Michel, The Podium Mall. There were about forty (40) girls who attended and got the first dibs on the Pixy Philippines Cosmetics’ first ever Makeup Workshop! Want to know what happened then? You should continue reading, pal. ^^

Before the workshop started, we were treated with a delicious lunch courtesy of The Blackboard by Chef Michel, and boy that was one of the yummiest pancit I have ever tried! And well, I am sure that the girls from our table will definitely agree with me. ^o^

Ms. Liz of Project Vanity did the introduction about the Pixy Cosmetics. Pixy cosmetics are perfect for us, Filipinas. It was formulated in Japan and officially distributed in Indonesia, and now, in the Philippines.

 Moving on... Ms. Charm Suerte did a demo on how to achieve the Tokyo Kawaii & Tokyo Glam. And I must say that her name really suits her because she is just so charming and of course, pretty! She does have lots of knowledge about makeups. Especially the tips and tricks that will surely wow you.

Let me show you her work to rock your day and night makeup look! Photos by Gen-zel, www.genzelkisses.com
Day Makeup look

Night Makeup Look
What do you think? It’s pretty, yes? And while Ms. Charm is doing the demo, we were asked to bring out our own kikay kits and start doing or even re-create our own Tokyo look. The two girls with the best Tokyo look will win Pixy Gift pacts, and guess what? Well, I won! =)) Here’s my winning look and named it the Pixy-Foxy Look. 

Oha! Smoky eye ang peg ng lola mo!


Products I used for this look were:

Kate Powderless Liquid Foundation
It’s Skin Babyface Natural Eyebrow
Etude House Drawing Show Brush Liner
Pixy Eyeshadow in Sorrel Brown and Bronze Delight
Pixy Blush On in Brown Tan
Pixy Silky Fit Lipstick in 26 Satin

And let me introduce you to these girls who made the noisiest and funniest table during the event. Hoping to see these girls again because they’re just fantastic and gorgeous! 
Photo credits to: BDJ Box
Of course, BDJ box and Pixy did not let us go home empty handed and gave each of us these wonderful loot bags. And since I won and got Pixy-fied, I might as well share it with you guys. Giveaway, perhaps? Hihi 

Once again, thank you to BDJ Box and Pixy Philippines for yet another day full of fun and beauty. I did learned many makeup techniques from Ms. Charm! And I think I just found a new favorite brand. Hmmm.. Pixy makeups price ranges from P140 - P500. They're so good and so affordable, girl!

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EOTD + NYX Ultra Pearl Mania Eyeshadow – Walnut Review

This is supposed to be a review post only, but decided to add a little more twist to it. Given that the product I am featuring is an eyeshadow, an EOTD will show a much better judgment from you. If I am correct, this is my very first eotd post. I do love playing with my eyeshadows, but didn’t think of posting an EOTD until now! Just what am I doing during those playful days?


Firstly, I will introduce you to the star eyeshadow that I used for this EOTD, Nyx Ultra Peal Mania Eyeshadow in Walnut. This was included in the few things that I got from Dr. Poison Ivy’s beauty blog when we have made a makeup swap before. Can you believe that after all these months, I just opened this one? Yeah, the thing is, I’ve forgotten that I do have this eyeshadow. And FYI, it was stocked in my products-that-are-not-yet-photographed box. So, you really can’t blame me. LOL


 Nyx Ultra Pearl Mania is an eyshadow in loose-powder type. It has a striking shimmering bronze color with a really great color payoff. And with a great color payoff I mean it is a much Pigmented (yes, Pigmented with a capital P) eyeshadow! You can use it alone or with other shades and it will still look good. A perfect brown bronze shade to use for smoky eye makeup and compliments all skin tone.

The texture is really smooth and very easy to apply. It is recommended to use it wet for lesser fall out. Also, the staying power is very impressive; it stays on all day and is water resistant! The packaging, on the other hand is the letdown. Imagine how you’ll use this eyeshadow without being messy if it is packed in a very ridiculous tiny plastic bottle? Huh?!? Anyway, we can always transfer it in a much better container. Nonetheless, this is cheap and all. J


Now, lets move on to my simple yet glamorous eotd~
There~ I created a single color smoky eyeshadow look using Nyx Ultra Pearl Mania in Walnut. See how dramatic it looks? Even I, myself, was shocked with the outcome of this elated.

I decided to do a winged eyeshadow and eyeliner for this eotd. At first, I only lined my upper lid, but after taking some pictures I noticed that there is something missing and viola~ my lower eye water line need some eyeliner too!


This eotd is very easy! Grab your most pigmented brown eyeshadow, black eyeliner, false eyelashes, and mascara, then and do the look yourself.


ARE YOU INTO SMOKY EYE MAKEUP TOO?


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5 Rainy Days Beauty Tips


It is true that when the storm comes and it started raining, looking good is harder than it needs to be. We always worry for our hair getting frizzy, skin getting dry, and our makeup! Okay, maybe as rainy days become more frequent, that’s when we can wear our fluffiest jackets, the cutest boots, and anything inside our wardrobe that we just can’t wear during summer. It’s sad, but this kind of weather is what we consider as our winter season.

Girls, don’t let the rain keep us from getting pretty! We have to be prepared every time the rain pours! So, I will share these beauty tips that might help all of us to stay pretty during rainy days.


Minimal makeup
Less is more, girls. We don’t want to deal with a sudden smudged eye makeup during rainy days. As much as you want to wear a smoky eye makeup, it is so not recommended. Wear something light and simple as it is much easier to redo if it gets wet. Opt for bright lipsticks, a matte-finish foundation or BB cream, and a water-proof mascara & gel eyeliner.


Say “no” to frizzy hair
Remember this: Do not leave your house when your hair is still wet because it will cause split-ends. Why? Wet hair is prone to dust, when the dust stays on your hair, it’ll most likely cause your hair to have a split-ends. Blow dry your hair and use a light mousse or gel all over the hair and work it through, so that the entire follicle is smooth. Said Rafe Hardy, creative director at Sexy Hair. Wearing your hair in updo is also a good idea.


Moisturize & Sunscreen
Keeping your skin moisturized during rainy days is a must. It will avoid your skin from getting dry. We want to keep our skin hydrated whatever the weather is, right? Opt for water-based moisturizer.

Not because it’s raining and the sun is hiding meaning you don’t have to use a sunscreen. Well, you’re wrong. The sun may be isn’t shining but its UV rays are still there and whether you like it or not, you have to use a sunscreen!


Rainy Fashion
Of course you have your rainy-day outfit~! Stay away from your white and light-colored pants because during this kind of day, a dark jeans are your best option. You don’t want to keep on worrying and checking your rear for dirt, yes? Plus, dark pants are easier to wash and it’s a more practical choice too.

Also, do not forget your umbrella, jacket, and boots to keep your whole outfit, hair, and makeup intact. And last but not the least..


Bag your essentials
We have to be ready when the re-touch time is needed; keeping your beauty essentials in your makeup bag is a must! The less makeup you use, the less space it’ll need, and with the remaining space in your makeup bag will be filled with makeup wipes, Q-tips, hand cream, tissue, and alcohol.



WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE WATER-PROOF MAKEUP?

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Review: Etude House CC Cream Silky


Truthfully, I don’t plan on reviewing this CC cream from Etude House because: 1) I’m selling this 2) I’m selling this and 3) I’m selling this. So, yeah... I am selling this one before, but since there isn’t anyone who wanted to buy (quite disappointing, eh?), then I might as well use it for myself and do a review. ^o^

Etude House CC Cream has two variants: Silky and Glow. Just so you know, I already reviewed the Glow one before (Review: Etude House CC Cream – Glow). That made me hesitates to do this post, but soon realized that they’re different in many ways.

When it comes to Etude House’s products, the packaging is always the first one to look at. And this one is no exemption to that. The CC cream comes in a white and sleek tube with a pump. It’s simple yet very royal. I have this theory that they packed their cc cream in a tube that represents its finish. I just noticed that because I own the two cc creams and the two of them have different tube-texture. Anyway, that’s just a theory. 

Just like the other Korean CC creams and the other variant of this, they have the same white-colored cream that will self-adjust while blending it onto the skin. This cc cream sure is easy to spread and a little goes a long way. It has a hint of lavender scent and is not overwhelming. It has a smooth and a bit runny consistency.


I also did this test for you to see if Etude House CC cream Silky is sticky.
As you can see, out of 12 paper pieces, only three remained after I flipped my hand. Impressive, right? If I will compare it to the Glow, Silky is less sticky. (Ooh, they rhymed! LOL)

 My skin became instantly smooth and soft like a silk. You just have to wait a minute or two before you settle it with your favorite powder then you’re good! Compared to the EH CC Glow, this one doesn't give a whitecast and despite of its light shade, it still matches my skin with yellow undertones. The finish is absolute matte after it dries up. 

Etude House claims that this cc cream could cover your flaws, but it couldn’t really. The coverage is very sheer and barely covers anything. I remember saying this before that some cc creams work better for those with a less skin problem. This CC cream, after all, was made to even out the uneven skin tone. I like using it under my BB cream and foundation or alone during my lazy days. A makeup with sheer coverage has its advantage too, you know? It might make you feel bare, but still, with its matte finish, it is a perfect one for no-makeup makeup, yes?

Hmm.. The 8-in-1 formula sure is interesting. With one product, you can really skip your skin care routine (I know you’re sensing a “but” here haha) but, it’s moisturizing property is a bit lacking. Yes, it lacks moisture to my skin, I don’t if it’s just me, but I really did notice it. Maybe that’s the advantage of the other variant, CC cream Glow since its way better on moisturizing. Sun protection? Yes, it has SPF30 PA++. And given that it has Arbutin in it, I think that it will help whiten the skin with continued usage.


Another good point of this cc cream is that it gives a healthy complexion on the skin and yes, it does even out my skin tone! It stays for about 3-4 hours prior to application.

Yours truly wearing Etude House CC Cream under Maybelline BB Stick


OVERALL EXPERIENCE:    ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ 3.5/5

Etude House CC Cream - Silky, 35g
Price: Php848.00
Available at: All Etude House branches & Department Stores Nationwide

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ARE YOU INTO SILKY OR GLOW FINISH? COMMENT DOWN YOUR ANSWER & WHY! ^^


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