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  • 17th April
    2014
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Nail Polish Haul

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It has been a while since I last talked about nails. I still do my nails but since I have been too busy with work, there is no time for me to post the nail art that I do.

Anyway, I am still buying nail polish! I have to stop for a while though, as there is no more space in my nail polish rack. I limited myself to one rack so I can keep track and make sure that my money isn’t just gonna go to waste.

Here are my latest polish picks:

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When Monkeys Fly!, Up Front and Personal

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For Audrey, Blue Bells Ring

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Hello Gorgeous!, Fairy Dust

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Whirled Away, Ruby Pumps

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Revlon Colorstay Gel Shine Top Coat

I really should stop buying new nail polishes! My rack is now overflowing with nail polish bottles. MUST. STOP.

XoXo, Vien

  • 13th February
    2014
  • 13

YouTube Made Me Do It Part 3

Here is part 3 of my YouTube made me do it haul! 

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Every girl just could not have enough makeup right? Ever since I had subscribed to Youtube beauty gurus, I have been wanting a lot of beauty products from the other side of the world. Oh how I wish I live in the states, I would love to go shopping with Tati of GlamLifeGuru during Madness Monday!

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Tarte Pure Maracuja Oil

Face oils are a big thing right now. Argan oil is topping the list but this underdog of the Tarte Pure Maracuja Oil intrigued me. I saw this on one of the stores that brings US beauty products here in the Philippines. This is a sample size and a good size for trying it out. I think this is a good product as my skin looks brighter on the morning after application.

My rating:

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Rimmel Stay Matte Foundation

Being on the same line as the great Rimmel Stay Matte powder, I thought that this product would wow me to death. Boy I was wrong! This foundation is the complete opposite of its name. It is so greasy, slides off my skin and makes my skin even oiler than it is even after 1 hour of application. This is such a disappointment on my book. The only selling point for this is the price point. 

My rating:

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MAC Cleanse Off Oil

I got this on a travel size to try it because MissGlamorazzi kept on talking about this. I was skeptical about this because I don’t think putting more oil on my skin would not help in removing makeup. But I ate my words. This is great at removing makeup. I just have one problem with this: it stings the hell out of my eyes!

My rating:

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ELF Mascara and Shadow Shield

This product interests me. It is a half-moon shaped silicone connected to a stick for easier grip. I have tested this product and I like it a lot. I use this during days that I like a darker smokey eye. It keeps fallout from getting under my eyes.

My rating:

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Wet n Wild Lipsticks

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903C Just Peachy and 968 Pinkerbell

Yes I could use a few more lipsticks. I chose these because Tati mentioned these as her favorite drugstore lipsticks. These are very nicely pigmented lipsticks which come in a very affordable price tag. Not all great lipsticks come perfect, the formulation of these lipsticks are a bit on the drier side and it does no good on the lips. You can put a balm before and after application to reduce the dryness.

My rating:

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Natural Fiber Blending Brushes

I have received a natural fiber blending brush from Sigma and I have liked it very much, it has served its purpose and worked great. Only problem is, I don’t have a replacement incase it got dirty. I found these at a local store and tested if they’re soft. These brushes are perfect for blending and also for cream products. 

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I think makeup shopping really is a therapy. What are your recent purchases? Have you every bought a product because of online influence? Do tell!

xoxo, Vien

  • 3rd February
    2014
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New Real Techniques Brushes

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Hello! There has been a lot of buzz over the Real Techniques Brushes by the famous YouTube guru, Samantha Chapman. I have been reading on some blogs that they are the best makeup brushes and are comparable to the Sigma brush line.

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Retractable Kabuki Brush

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This is one of the two newly released retractable face brushes by Real Techniques. I chose this one because I think that it would be great to carry around on my purse for powder touch-ups. I currently have a sponge application on my bag and I find that it is not very sanitary to keep applying my face powder with a sponge that I don’t wash at all. 

The other face brush was more like a stippling brush that came in yellow and is a little bigger than this so I chose this one. You can also use this as a blush brush since the bristles are dense and perfect for application.

First Impressions:

     > Soft to touch

     > Nice packaging

     > No hair fallout during first use

     > Affordable

My rating:

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Silicone Eyeliner Brush

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Do you ever find it hard to apply gel eyeliner with normal brushes? Well here is the answer! 

This brush is the answer to all the feathering of the eyeliner brushes during application. Its soft tip bends to the natural shape of the eye and will not create any feathering from stray brush hairs during application.

I personally think that it is a plus that is sooooo easy to clean! You just wipe the tip with a cotton with a little makeup remover and you are already good to go! It also prevents bacteria build-up and transfer to the eyes. I have to give it to Real techniques for their very innovative team for making this!

My rating:

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All of the items are personally purchased from CareFreeShopper shop. Go visit them for great makeup finds!

xoxo, Vien

  • 28th January
    2014
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Organization Helpers

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When you have a growing makeup collection, all you wanna do is stare at them. What else is needed to do this than to organize! 

I have here two items that can really help in displaying my makeup in my vanity. Both are really affordable and easy to find, or if not, you can always improvise.

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ELF Large Brush Holder

I can’t wait to use this on my new vanity. I still have to put beads on it in order for the brushes to stand up. I like the clean and sleek look of it to the point that I know my fiance would approve of this on our future bedroom.

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The Container Store Lipstick Holder

This is a 24-lipstick acrylic holder. It is very nicely made and is perfect for holding lipsticks in an upright position for storage.

I really think that displaying makeup your makeup collection would really make you use your products more.

xoxo, Vien

  • 25th January
    2014
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Youtube Made me Do It Part 2

This is part two of my YouTube made me do it series. I actually had another title for this post but I thought, hmm.. well, them YouTube beauty gurus made me want to buy these products! If you want to see the first part of the series, click here.

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I have been a naughty naughty girl lately in terms of hauling! I really should impose a shopping ban on myself immediately. Anyway, before I do that, let me show you a few of the items that I bought from the US drugstores.

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Rimmel Scandaleyes Eye Pencils

I have tested these babies out and I am definitely a fan! These pencils are so soft and creamy that it just easily glides on to the skin. They are heavily pigmented and is definitely long lasting. 

My rating:

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Hard Candy Glamouflauge Concealer

This is a highly raved about product in the whole blogosphere and is claimed to be very full coverage. Beauty enthusiasts also claim that it can cover even tattoos! I haven’t tried this in because I want to finish my K-Palette Zero Kuma concealer before opening this. I will update this post with a rating after I used it.

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NYX Wonder Pencil

This pencil is a new but blossoming product in the beauty world. Every brand seems to be coming out with their own nude pencil and everyone says that each girl needs to own one nude pencil for all around use. It is an all around pencil that can be used as an eye brightener, a point concealer or a lip liner. I like this pencil a lot as I think it really is better than using a white pencil.

My rating:

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Rimmel Wake Me Up Concealer

Tanya Burr sucked me in into buying this one. She just kept on speaking about this concealer that it has an effect to instantly lift up your face and make you look ‘alive’. Just the same as the Hard Candy Glamouflage, I still have to test this. Will update you after I tried it!

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Rimmel Stay Matte Pressed Powder

This is the soul sister of the Maybelline Dream Matte Powder. I use this as the last step on makeup application as an all over face powder. I must say, it really is a good quality face powder. Not much to say about this but love!

My rating:

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MAC Eyeshadow in Nylon

This is not really a drugstore product at all but the store where I got these items from offer MAC eyeshadows at a very low price. I have subscribed to MyEyeshadowConsultant.com and Zabrena has raved about this shade. It can be used over the lid or even just as a highlight in the inner corners. I did not find this to be an amazing product, just an okay one.

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Have you been dragged by the whole online community to buy beauty products? Do share yours!

XoXo, Vien