Sunday, January 31, 2010
I quickly grabbed this polish as it suits my personality and most accessories I wear. :)
Dear Darling no. 36 is a bit muted gold and not the 24K or Italian gold type.
Blends well with my yellow undertone skin and compliments a lot of clothes I own.
The glitters aren't all that intimidating and can be safely worn for work that allows an amount of freedom of expression. For school though, I think you should pass this off for fear of being called to the guidance office. :)
1. Easy to use. Brush sweeps off my nail smoothly.
2. Dries quickly.
3. Last long. I've had mine for a week and it hasn't chipped off even a little (despite nail growth and my obessessive hand washing).
4. Loads of colors to choose from.
5. Very pigmented.
6. Affordable at Php198 per bottle.
1. none whatsoever.
You can check out our Tish's site, Practical Vanity, for more etude nail polishes post. :)
Me (no makeup on) with Sarah of Etude House.
Thanks to Tish for this picture.
(my memory card with our pic is missing. sniff.)
Will I be getting this again? Definitely! This is a polish color than I can see myself sporting every day of year. :)
Saturday, January 30, 2010
This time, I used mineral makeup eyeshadow samples that I've collected for the past few years. Aren't you just happy that mineral makeup don't expire?
2. Wet synthetic flat eye shader brush with water or mixing medium, dab it on to Marine eyeshadow (Pale, watery blue with lots of irridescent orange shimmer). Place shadow on the the entire lid up to just about the crease area. Let it dry.
3. With MAC 214 Blending Brush, apply Bubble and Burn (black with red flecks) on the outer V up to the half of the crease. Re-apply Marine eye shadow if needed.
4. Apply a periwinkle eyeshadow (medium purple with low sheen) on the mid lid with MAC 214 eyeshadow to add dimension
5. For highlight, use Cynical Fairy (beige) up to the brow bone.
6. With MAC 216, apply Maybelline Eyestudio Lasting Drama Gel Eyeliner to lashline. Extend liner application to creat cat eyes effect. Blend afterwards.
7. Appy MAC Fascination Eye Khol (matte white) to the lower water line.
8. Apply Urban Decay 24/7 Liner in Stash (dark metallic green/gold) to lower lash line.
9. Apply false lashes (optional)
10. Apply mascara as usual.
indoor with flash
Urban Decay Primer Potion in Sin
Taylor Made Eyeshadow in Marine
Unbranded eyshadow in Periwinkle
The She Space Bubble and Burn
The She Space in Cynical Fairy
Maybelline Eyestudio Lasting Drama Gel Liner in Black
MAC Eye Khol in Fascinating
Urban Decay 24/7 Glide on Pencil in Stash
Neutrogena Sheer Light
Shu Uemura Face Architect
Ellana Mineral Concealer in Awake
Ellana Mineral Concealer in Radiant
Ellana Premium Blend in Hazelnut Latte
Ellana Mineral Bronzer in Light Roast
Bare Naturals Mineral Blush in Bubblegum
MAC Eyebrow Pen in Brunette
MAC Dazzleglass in Do It Up
Ellana Light Roast has become a favorite of late. It's jut the right shade of bronzer for me, much like my MAC Style Warrior Refined Golden. I just love it. It compliments Bare Naturals Bubblegum Blush from BN's first blush collection.
I don't know why this is the only time I've been getting addicted to bronzers,
it's the best thing to put to on to give me that prepped up look.
Accessories from Accessorize (Php380)
Maybe soon i'll show my humble collection from them. :)
til next post!
Friday, January 29, 2010
Good thing though I discovered The White Hat Italian Frozen Yogurt that offers frozen yogurt that is totally tasty even without the toppings. It has become one of my favorite snack for the past few weeks when I got to try it at the The Body Shop event I attended. They have loads of toppings to choose to make that froyo experience a lot more tastier.
Consider this girl addicted to The White Hat Italian Frozen Yogurt! It's 98% fat free! I love!
a must try. their Valentine's Day Combo!
One of the branch I love to visit is The White Hat at Robinson's Place Manila
loated near the new cinemas.
here are the two Clown Hat combos I ordered for me and hubby to try.
two clown hats makes two happy couple. yum!
And now that they have a promo wherein I can get to watch Valentine's Day Movie on its premiere just gave me more reason to get that yogurt fix everyday. I'm down to my last two!
(click photo to go The White Hat website)
I'm hoping the tickets are still available!
The White Hat Italian Frozen Yogurt can be found at these stores (click stores)
Robinson's Place Manila (Ermita)
SM Mall of Asia
SM North EDSA (Annex)
Rustan's Supermarket (Makati)
SM Clark Pampanga
Tuesday, January 26, 2010
2. Maria Joan Joaquin
6. Rizalina Macauaus
14. Krizia Leones
Congratulations!!! Please email me your shipping details at shensaddiction[at]gmail[dot]com. :)
Thanks so much for joining, lovelies! :)
Here they are:
Urban Decay Primer Potion in Sin - Champagne Shimmer
Urban Decay says:
This miracle eyeshadow primer is unmatched by any other in the beauty industry! The genie in this bottle fulfills three wishes: eyeshadow that lasts, more vibrant and lasting color, and absolutely NO creasing. Apply Primer Potion to lids before shadow application. It dries down almost instantly (and invisibly), creating smooth lids that are super powered eyeshadow magnets.
The formula is full of silicone, which you beauty mavens know makes for a smooth and silky application. Packaged in a pretty genie bottle, our Potion applies with a magic wand and flocked applicator.Tips: A little goes a long way! Apply a thin coat and let dry, then apply Eyeshadow as you normally would. Then DARE it to crease. (Double-dog dare it, even!)
Fill Weight: 10ml e 0.34 US fl. oz.
Champagne Shimmer is a good description that Urban Decay gave this Sin in a bottle. The color is just simply delightful. It provides that wonderful shimmer on your eyelids that can make any matte eyeshadow pop. The lasting power didn't change as well.
If Sin is as good as this... I want to sin more! LOL!
Sin is darker than the regular UDPP.
Here's a sample
used 28 palette from Space Pretty Store on ebay
Unfortunately, this can only last for 6 months from opening. But what I love about Urban Decay, their products are safely made without testing on animals and it is free from animal-derived ingredients.
Urban Decay Complexion Primer Potion
Urban Decay says:
Smooth on a little Pore Perfecting Complexion Primer Potion before foundation (or alone!) to totally minimize the look of pores and fine lines. The velvety, paraben-free formula flashes down to a soft-matte finish, without the greasy, heavy feel sometimes associated with foundation primers. The result? Flawless skin with an airbrushed look and feel. Foundation applies smoothly, evenly, and won’t fade away. Ideal for oilier skin, but dry complexions who want pore perfection will love it, too.
The convenient squeeze tube includes a twist-up dispenser (like school glue!) for easy portion control.
Two unique finishes of Complexion Primer Potions are available. For skin that feels brighter and tighter, try our Brightening formula.
Tips: A little goes a long way! A pea-sized drop of Complexion Primer Potion is all you need to perfect your whole face. Or, try just a touch in the areas where you need it mostFill Weight: 30 ml e 1.0 US fl oz
I have tried a lot of primer but nothing dries faster than this one. If you enjoyed the Eyeshadow Primer Potion because of its ability to make your eyeshadow last longer, the Complexion Primer Potion is almost just the same.
Best of all this is a Marley Approved product. Meaning no animal-derived ingredients. Also, this lasts for more two years! :)
If only they could give UDPP same container to make it last longer. :)
Overall, I give both products two thumbs up. And hopefully, I find another way to get my hands on this faster than I did before.
Monday, January 25, 2010
Here I am always thinking of the future that I forgot how nice it was to reminisce about the past. Past love lifes, gimmicks, those days I can fit into my skinny jeans and wear bikini like a pin-up model.
But alas! Those days are in the past. Glad though I am that The Body Shop Philippines has brought back something from the past that many women adored... and misses.
From their Banana shampoos to Cucumber cleansing milk, the all-time favorites can onces again done your vanity and shower area.
I've been using this for more than two weeks and I notice lesser break outs and healthier looking skin.
Compared to a lot of body butter I've tried, this one glides smoothly. i glide my fingers across the tub and the cream just rolls of like a softened butter. Upon application, your senses will be invaded by its sweet scent and will leave your skin baby soft.
Coming soon, more The Body Shop products.
Wednesday, January 20, 2010
A new stick version of shu uemura's cult favorite, Nobara Cream Foundation, formulated to give the instant high coverage of a concealer with the smooth glide of a foundation.- www.shueumura-usa.com
- Three types of oils, gliding, light and emollient, combine to enhance the foundation’s spreadibility, creaminess and comfort felt when applied to the skin.
- Available in 13 shades, this new-generation foundation makes it easy to not only match virtually every skin tone, it also allows the ability to achieve precise highlight and lowlight effects by applying several different shades.
- For best results, blend foundation with Synthetic Brush 14 for wide coverage and Synthetic Brush 12 for more precise areas. - www.shueumura-usa.com
Coverage-wise, I never regretted getting this off the shelf since. This cream foundation provides a coverage of a concealer. Its incredibly light and smooth formulation allows an easy application.
I apply this war-paint style. Two swipes on the forehead, one wipe over the tip of the nose and across the chin. I use either my MAC 109 brush, a regular latex sponge or my Beauty Blender pink sponge to blend all the swipes together. Never tried to use any regular synthetic foundation brush with this foundation. So far, so good, the results were amazing.
The best thing about this foundation with such coverage is that I can use it everyday. Since I've acquired a lot of dark spots from my dried up pimples, having a foundation to cover them up aside from my favorite mmu foundation is a dream. Especially on those need-to-hurry-woke-up-late days. It does not cause me to break out (actually, all Shu Uemura Cosmetic products don't make me breakout) nor does it clog my pores.
The foundation can provide a light to heavy coverage depending on how much product you apply. For me though, with a little help of concealers for my cystic pimples and dark undereye problems, one application is enough. Such application can last up to 5 to 10 hours depending on how oily my skin get.
How much product left after more than a month of use.
For Php1900.00, this foundation can last you probably 2 to 4 months, depending on how frequently or how much you use.
Suffice it to say, I'm impressed with this foundation hands down. No wonder why most reviews I've read on it could only say the same. The packaging, the coverage and the tons of shades available for almost all skin tones are just something many can't passed up. Most of all, anyone could certainly use this even those you are using makeup for the first time. It's just a no-brainer, you see.
Other products I've used with this foundation:
Shu Uemura UV Base Spf 10
Shu Uemura Face Powder Sheer Colorless
Ellana Mineral Makeup Foundation in Intensive Formula
5 out of 5
Shu Uemura Cream Cover Stick Foundation is available at Shu Uemura counters in Rustan's Shangri-la, Rustan's Glorietta 3 or at Shu Uemura botique at Powerplant Mall.
P.S. Shatz, hope I was able to provide you a good review of this product. :)