Sunday, July 29, 2012

Review: Maybelline Hyper Curl Volum' Express Mascara

It's been a long time since I've posted here in my blog. Sorry for being MIA lately. But fret not 'cause here's another review just for you! Let's talk about this mascara that's been widely available in local department stores. It's none other than the Maybelline Hyper Curl Volum' Express Waterproof Mascara. Here it is.

The wand is slightly curved.

Bare lashes

With one coat

 With two coats

As you can see, it's still a pretty decent mascara considering its inexpensive price. Speaking of the price, I tend to buy cheap/inexpensive mascaras because we all know that mascaras should be replaced every 3 months because of the bacteria it accumulates that can be transmitted to our eyes. So why buy expensive and luxurious mascaras when you can have the cheaper ones with even better quality? You don't have to splurge if it isn't necessary. Ang hirap-hirap na ng buhay ngayon noh! Anyway, let's get back. This one is also buildable as long as you apply the next coats while it's still wet. So for all the cheapskates out there, this can be a good substitute if you'd like to have long and thick lashes that expensive mascaras provide as well. A light hand can do the trick. :)

Tip: When applying, always wiggle the wand from left to right to prevent clumps, and to add volume as well.

  • provides length and volume
  • waterproof
  • inexpensive at Php250
  • doesn't flake
  • good staying power
  • doesn't smudge so raccoon eyes aren't a problem
  • widely available at Watsons and in all leading department stores

  • may build clumps if not applied correctly.
  • may look unnatural
  • tends to weigh down lashes
  • mascara wand can't reach the inner corner of the lashes
  • doesn't hold curl for a long time

Rating: 3.9/5

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Krizia's Bucketlist ♥

Ever since I was a kid, I've always fancied of having a wishlist which I'm gonna accomplish before I die. I realize that as time goes by, we predict, we change. I don't know if this has something to do with the way I see things, but all the yearning in my heart will forever stay the same. So, let me share with you my wishlist.

First, I wanted to build my dream house wherein I will put up a garden full of flowers.

Second, I've always wanted to just frolic in a flower field. Run, dance, pick flowers, take pictures - enjoy life. Whenever I see one, I gasp.

Writing. I love writing. I love the idea of how you can express thoughts and emotions through words. I plan to become a writer. A writer who will share her ideas not because she just wants to, but because she has stories to tell. Stories that will wreak havoc to someone's emotions. Stories that must be relevant and real. I want to stay away from the usual "and they lived happily ever after", rather than, "It's not the end of all. It will continue because life is going on....."

 I want to sit under a tree, with him. And when the night comes, we will lay our heads together and watch the stars.

 I wanted to wear a wedding dress. These are my picks.

I love laces
The "bongga" gown

In love with the lace up details at the back

Of course, now that I have my dream wedding dress, I also dream of becoming married.. to the man I love the most. Maybe a garden wedding? Or under a tree wedding.

And after the wedding, I want to go to the City of Love, Paris and see the Eiffel Tower, especially at night. Most importantly, with him.

And lastly, I want to have kids of my own. And we will be a happy family, able to defend each other, able to understand and be strong so that one can hold on to another. I want to have a caring, tough, yet has a gentle and selfless heart husband. I hope that one day, when I'm on the verge of happiness and contentment, I'll be able to say to myself that at some point in my life, I dream, just like anybody else. And by that time, I know that those dreams can really turn into reality, and that one can dream, and be happy, just like the author. :)