Saturday, February 16, 2013

Review: Elizabeth Arden's Eyeshadow Duo

When it comes to eyeshadows, I am more of a matte than of the shimmery type. And EA's eyeshadows come in handy. I have their Quad Compact which was a great buddy for everyday wear because it gives me that no makeup look, just the way I want. Now let me introduce you to its little sister, which is the Eyeshadow Duo.

 The packaging is so small, yet so cutie patootie!

 L: matte pale pink; R: shimmery taupe

 The pink one doesn't do much color.

I also have the same pale pink color in the eyeshadow quad btw. Feels smooth to touch, I must say. I like how well they go with each other. I love how subtle the shimmers in taupe are, really perfect for everyday use. But if you prefer the pronounced type, you'll not want this. This compact also includes a little mirror, and an eyeshadow brush which apparently was lost. It's also easy to blend, though its a little powdery, but not much fallout you can spot. Overall, a great little product even perfect for traveling, and makeup junkies that want to skip the tedious process of blending pigmented ones. :)

  • sturdy little compact
  • smooth and easy to blend
  • perfect shades for everyday look
  • has a little mirror and an eyeshadow brush
  • includes a matte and a shimmery shade

  • can get a little powdery
  • not widely available

Rating: 4/5

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Happy Heart's Day!

It's always been fun to celebrate the love day with your significant other. But that doesn't mean that Valentine's Day is only for couples. Of course, everyone is entitled to have some lovin' this season. Anyway, sharing you photos of me and my boyfriend. Having someone to hug and hold you feels so surreal, and I'm grateful he's always there for me. Being with him for more than 5 years just makes me smile, you know. I didn't even expect we'd last this long. But then, we still have plenty of hurdles to hop along. And I hope, even if we trip on those, we'll help each other to stand and face whatever endeavor comes along. Happy heart's day everyone! :)

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Review: Human Heart Nature's Balancing Face Toner

Hi girlas! Again, Friday is fast approaching! Let me share with you my fave of all time, HHN's Balancing Face Toner. This product is just WOW. I'm deeply aware how much I loved Snoe's toner, but because I'm looking for a cheaper and gentler (yes, Snoe's stings like hell) alternative, I opted for this baby. And I'm glad I did. And for the second time, I got the big one (para hati kami ni bf!)

I bought it together with their feminine wash and Sunflower oil

 100ml costs P110.00

Recently got the 200ml bottle ~P195.00 (saved P25)

What can I say? I love it, and love it, and love it that I'm on my second bottle now. Doesn't sting and irritate, smells really good, and makes my skin visibly clear and radiant. No goosepimps here, and as far as I remember, I didn't experience breakouts. This variant is designed for oily or combination skin, and they also have other variants such as the Nourishing Face Toner which has Tomato Extract (for normal or sensitive skin), and the Hydrating Face Toner which has Moringa Extract (for dry or mature skin). I definitely recommend this product. :)

  • skin feels clean and radiant looking
  • helped me steer clear from acne
  • prevents pimples from coming out of their unfashionably horrendous closet
  • non-drying
  • smells like orange!
  • 3 variants to choose from to suit every unique skin type and condition
  • big enough to last a long time
  • has elemi (for healing), sugar beet (helps reduce inflammation), and aloe vera (for moisturizing) ~got it from their website
  • doesn't sting nor made me breakout
  • 100% Natural
  • affordable. P110.00 for 100ml; P195.00 for 200ml

  • sometimes out of stock (just like the Sunflower oil)

Rating: 5/5

Have you tried this? Let me know how it works for you! :)

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Review: Syoss Airy Curl Cream

I didn't know Syoss has a curling cream until I saw it in Landmark, Trinoma. And because I'm running out of my Monea, and because I wanted to try a new one, I gave in. Syoss came from the makers of Schwarzkopf, which by all means is known worldwide. Now let's proceed to the main subject. Check out the pictures below.

It's a pretty pale pink cream that has the same consistency with Monea, though I'd prolly say that this is less runny, more of a dense cream that's why it feels heavy on the hair. But the good thing is, just as what it promised, no stickiness. That's what I'm looking for, wherein Monea made my hair a tad greasy and sticky. BUT, be careful cause it might make your hair stiff if you applied too much. Also, it doesn't hold curls for a long time, maybe 6-8 hours is the longest, unlike Monea which still holds my curls in place even the next day. Overall, I think it's a so-so product. Not that promising, but for the price, you can't go wrong because it still does its claims.

  • no sticky feel!
  • packaging comes in a professional look
  • affordable for P120.00; 85g

  • doesn't hold curls for the whole day (which is 12 hours for me)
  • hair can get coarse if too much is applied
  • hard to find (got this in Landmark Supermarket at Trinoma)

Rating: 3/5

Still on the loose for that perfect curling cream. Any suggestions, guys? :)

Friday, February 1, 2013

Review: Pinkies Collections Eyeshadow in Skintone

Hola! (Dora lang?) :D So happy because it's Friday again. Anyway, here's a quick review of James Cooper's sister brand, which is Pinkies Collections. I've been meaning to have a nude eyeshadow, fortunately I saw one from their line. Another plus is that it's matte, and it's super affordable! So here it is. Btw, the one's written here is Pinkie Swear, and I heard they already changed it to Pinkies Collections. Just sayin'. :)

 few swipes


  • subtle pigmentation (no need for too much blending)
  • not really close to my skin tone, but it's a pretty color
  • decent staying power
  • matte!
  • expiration is written and clearly seen
  • affordable for P70.00

  • only encased in a hard plastic
  • a little powdery
  • can crease even if set properly

Rating: 3.9/5