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Sunday, 22 March 2015

The Versatile Blogger Award



I was nominated by Grace of Grace Takes Photos I'm very happy and grateful for this :) You can view her post over here.

The Rules
  • Thank the person who gave you this award, and leave a link to their blog.
  • Tell the person who nominated you 7 things about yourself.
  • Select 15 blogs/bloggers that you've recently discovered or follow regularly.
  • Nominate those 15 bloggers for the Versatile Blogger Award.

7 Things
  • I get a migraine whenever I drink coffee. But I really love coffee :( So I'm forced to get it decaf.
  • I'm very paranoid about unlocked doors
  • I like doing different voices/impressions/accents. 
  • When I was thirteen, I dislocated my knee and tore most of the ligaments. Took me years to be able to function normally, but my knee has never been the same :(
  • I studied in an all girls school from kindergarten to high school. I think it secretly explains why I'm so weird sometimes.
  • I do not enjoy chewing gum. 
  • I tend to speak really fast when excited or irritated.



The Nominees

  1. Gem from Wisket of Gem
  2. Vanessa from Circle of Chaos
  3. Helen from Lucky Citrine
  4. Shari from The Misty Mom
  5. Kayleigh from Couture Girl
  6. Becky from What Becky Loves
  7. Jane from Poptarts Beauty
  8. Kate from Ghost Parties
  9. Nicole from Make-up, Shmake-up
  10. Kumiko Mae from Loving Sunshine
  11. Louise from Sprinkle of Glitter
  12. Khymm from Miss Shopcoholic
  13. Kara from Politics of Pretty
  14. Cara from Maskcara
  15. Mariana from The Beauty Bee Blog

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Monday, 16 March 2015

Review: Revlon Colorstay Eyeliner

What does it do: Longwear eye liner glides on effortlessly for drama and definition. No matter what your day holds, the waterproof formula will keep you covered. Wears for 16 hours.

How much: Php 475

Amount: .28g

I absolutely love playing up my eyes. It's one of the things I'm really good at (I suck at applying blush, don't judge) and it's also one of those things that make a big impact on your face. That said, eyeliner alone can already change up your whole look. You can make your eyes bigger (tightlining), smaller (lining the waterline), more lifted (cat eye) and so much more!

Personally I love lining my waterline as it creates such an intense look for the eyes. I have oily eyelids so I need a liner that is waterproof and smudge proof. I have heard so much about the eyeliners from Nars, Bobbi Brown, Make up For Ever and MAC, but not everyone has the money to spare for these high end options. So I turned to the drugstore (actually, SM department Store lol) for a more affordable choice.

The Revlon Colorstay Eyeliner is a retractable crayon liner that comes with a sharpener at the end. The texture is smooth, but is of a drier consistency than most other crayon liners - which is why its a great liner for the waterline since it doesn't budge ;) However, it also goes on smooth enough that you wont experience tugging of your eyelid when applying the liner.

The staying power is pretty good, with minimal smudging but it fades as the day wears on. I wouldn't say that it wears for 16 hours, but it does a lot better than most drugstore crayon liners. After 12 hours I could still see the liner on my lower lashes. However if you're of oily skin type, I would suggest prepping your eyes with a primer and some powder to absorb some of the oil so you can extend the staying power of this liner.

TIP: You can also use eye shadow to set the eyeliner and make it last longer. It can also serve to enhance the pigment of the eyeliner.

The packaging of this liner is also nice since the cap does not easily come off. It snaps as you close and open it so you know there is some sort of "lock" on the packaging that prevents the cap from simply falling off.




Rating:
Packaging - 5/5
Price - 5/5
Effect - 4/5
Pigmentation - 5/5
Overall - 4.75/5

Verdict: Now while it is a bit pricier compared to other eyeliners in our local drugstore market, but I think it's very much worth it. It's cheaper than high end and it does the trick.


Will I repurchase? Yes, definitely! This is already my second (or third?) repurchase :)



Tuesday, 10 March 2015

Today's Picks: Makeup


Hi everyone!

Just wanted to share my makeup picks this morning:



Products:

Maybelline Long Extreme Stiletto mascara - my favorite mascara!
MAC lipstick in Bombshell
Pixy blush in Passion Roses
Etude House Look at my Eyes eye shadow in GR002 
Maybelline Master Liner in Black/Brown


Sorry I don't have a picture of the products on my face (I forgot to take one) and I looked horribly haggard at the end of the day (it was very stressful and irritating day). But I blended the eye shadow into my crease and smoked out my liner. The result was a subtle day smokey eye which I'm loving right now. Then a light pink blush and lip color for an office appropriate look.


What makeup are you wearing today? :)