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Saturday, April 30, 2011

THE BODY SHOP Colourglide Lipstick in Starlit Copper 68: Review and Swatches

Product Description: 

A range of rich and luxurious, moisturizing lipsticks that offer long-lasting, intense color coverage while helping to condition the lips. Dermatologically tested.

PHP 695.00
USD 12.50

The Body Shop Colourglide lipstick tube

I was in dire need of getting a copper lipstick to match my summer tan and I ended up purchasing The Body Shop Colourglide lipstick in Starlit Copper 68.

The Body Shop Colourglide lipstick in Starlit Copper

The Body Shop Colourglide lipticks could be one of the most underrated lip products around because I hardly see reviews about this product online. I actually like this a lot because it’s true to its promise of gliding smoothly on lips. The application is simply effortless and doesn’t drag at all. It is also moisturizing because of its key ingredient, marula oil, which helps nourish and hydrate the skin.

Starlit Copper is a rich and shimmery bronzy-nude shade that goes on glossy with a bit of a frost finish. I think this will look really great on medium to medium-dark skin tones. The color is sheer but very buildable and when I used this product for over a week, it gave me about 4-5 hours of wear. I also like the chubby, silver tube which opens and closes with a click.

The Body Shop Colourglide lipstick swatch on skin

The Body Shop Colourglide lipstick swatch on lips

I really, really want to love this product but it has this vanilla scent that I just couldn’t embrace even after testing it for a more than a week so now, it’s just sitting at the back of my drawer, waiting to be picked up by my Mom who’ll be more than willing to maximize its full potential. :P

Overall, this is a very lovely product and I would totally recommend it to anyone.

Maybelline Giveaway WINNERS!

Here are the winners of the Maybelline Philippines Watershine PURE Natural Water Lipcolor GIVEAWAY!

1. John Mark S. Bartolome - 253 likes

2. Maria Laarni Kabigting Berdan - 195 likes

3. Dhang Bustamante Angeles - 178 likes

4. Carmen Yoshikawa - 178 likes

5. Maureen Uy - 171 likes

6. Diana Angeles - 162 likes

7. Pau Angeles - 160 likes

Notifications will be sent to all the winners listed above through facebook messaging about your mailing information. Prizes will be sent via JRS Express.

Thank you very much to all likers and participants for your contributions to this promo. Have a great weekend ahead!

Monday, April 25, 2011

Li'L ASHKē's frozen treat!

Our Li'L ASHKē (a shaded silver traditional persian kitten) is so psyched to eat ice cream this morning. She is absolutely lovin' Selecta's Quezo Real <3

Friday, April 15, 2011

PRIZES: Maybelline Watershine PURE Natural Water Lipcolor giveaway!

You still have 15 days to win one of these Maybelline Watershine PURE Natural Water Lipcolor lipsticks. Promo ends on April 30, 2011. 

Thank you very much, Maybelline Philippines! Have a lovely weekend ♥

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

THE FACE SHOP Span Clear Matte Compact Powder NB23: Review and Swatches

Product Description:

Inspired by water drops this light-weight base makeup line is formulated with tropical fruits that prevents allergy and dryness.

Containing silicon this powder gives sheer natural looking coverage with high water retention. Skin looks clean and polished all day never cakey. Sheer to Medium coverage.

PHP 695.00 
KRW 17028

The Face Shop Span Clear Matte Compact Powder - petal shaped pact

I have oily skin and so I am always on the lookout for shine stopping products out there. My latest purchase in this department is The Face Shop’s Span Clear Matte Compact Powder. It comes in a cute petal shaped pact with a built in mirror and sponge.

The Face Shop Span Clear Matte Compact Powder

At first, I can’t seem to make this powder work on me. Using the sponge that goes with it gets too much of the product which left my face looking cakey for a while. Later on, I learned that the best way to wear this powder is by using a large flat kabuki brush for smooth and even application.

The Face Shop Span Clear Matte Compact Powder - Heavy & Blended Swatches

This product does a great job of mattifying my skin which is a good thing, however, it is sometimes so mattifying that it sets down a white cast on my face. Be sure to apply a luminizer or a highlighter on your cheekbones, nose, cupid bow and chin to counter this effect.

The Face Shop Span Clear Matte Compact Powder - pan close up

While I can really say that this powder is long wearing, reapplying this to my forehead (yes, just the forehead) is necessary after 3 hours. Overall, this is a very decent mattifying powder. When it comes to coverage, it is very sheer but also buildable. I have been using this for a month and so far, I’ve had no skin problems with it even if it has silicone with which I’m somewhat sensitive to. I have this in NB23 which is the darkest color among the very limited shades it has available.

The Face Shop Span Clear Matte Compact Powder - NB23

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Promo Mechanics for the new Maybelline Watershine PURE Natural Water Lipcolor GIVEAWAY!

Enter HERE to WIN!

Monday, April 4, 2011

Maybelline Watershine PURE Natural Water Lipcolor: Review and Swatches

Product Description: 

The first lipstick made with mineral water, aqua botanicals, and vitamin E to hydrate your lips! And since it’s got no dulling waxes, you get fresh dewy shades that last longer than ever. In 10 perfectly pure shades.

Net WT. 15oz - 3.9g
Price: PHP 299.00

Last Saturday, my partner and I went to Robinson’s Place Dumaguete for our weekly grocery haul when I had a glimpse of the Maybelline counter nestled at the very entrance of the mall’s department store.

“Sweet nostalgia!” was all that I can mutter to myself. The very first lipstick I ever bought came from their Watershine collection in Glazed Red Apple #20 - the year was 1998 and I was 16 then.

They recently launched the iconic Watershine lipstick as the new “Maybelline Watershine PURE Natural Water Lipcolor”. What makes this new collection different from the other Watershine variants is that it is made from mineral water. It also has aqua botanicals and vitamin E made to hydrate one’s lips.

Maybelline Watershine PURE Natural Water Lipcolor counter display

The SA allowed me to do store swatches of all 11 shades available.

The colors are made to suit all Asian skintones.

Pink Rose – P24, P11
Plum/Mauve – MF21, M3
Red/Wine – R21, R22
Coral/Peach –C11, C22
Nude/Beige – B22, B24, BC11

Maybelline Watershine PURE Natural Water Lipcolor swatches

Maybelline Watershine PURE Natural Water Lipcolor swatches

These are moisturizing lipsticks comparable to tinted lip balms so the most of them just leave a very dense film of color at first stroke though they are very buildable with several coats. 

I didn’t find any obvious glitter or shimmer in these lipsticks, just a glossy shine leaving a gorgeous watery finish. I love the fact that these lipsticks are 100% fragrance free and tasteless because scented lip products usually leave me nauseous. They glide on very smoothly and has a light-as-air texture which makes it weightless on the lips.

I’m very into light, natural looking lip colors so I picked up the sheerest of them all: BC11 and C22. The best part is that they are only PHP299.00 a tube!

Maybelline Watershine PURE Natural Water Lipcolor C22 and BC11

If the lipstick formula of your choice is either moisturizing or sheer, Maybelline Watershine PURE Natural Water Lipcolor can offer you that. This will make a good summer beauty product essential because it never goes dry on the lips and it will keep them hydrated like it said it would. 

Maybelline Watershine PURE Natural Water Lipcolor

Friday, April 1, 2011

Out and About: JUTSZ Café

JUTSZ Cafē, formerly known as Boston Cafē, offers a wide variety of insanely affordable homemade italian pasta dishes, sandwiches and of course, their succulent pizzas! 

This little restaurant situated along Sta. Catalina Street, right in front of another restaurant called Food Net in Dumaguete City, Negros Oriental, Philippines is definitely worth exploring. It has got heaps of personality because of the artistic vibe it offers: you'll see paintings on the walls, photographs and more. We dined outside and we were able to enjoy a candle lit dinner under a beautiful little tree - something that we didn't expect.

If that's not interesting enough, let me tell you that they offer one of the best pizzas here in Dumaguete. Hurray to good food!

All Meat Pizza

Cake or Death

Clam Vongole Pasta
Candlelit effect

Enjoying dinner with my partner


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