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  • 18th June
    2014
  • 18

MAC Alluring Aquatic

I have banned myself completely from buying new MAC collections since the purge I imposed on myself. But I have a love/hate relationship with MAC and they definitely got me this time!

I can’t stand this beauty! I walked past by the MAC counter this morning and man! It got to me sooo bad!

The lipstick comes in a blue reflective tube with actual water droplets that you can actually feel in your hands. This has got to be the prettiest MAC lipstick that I own!

 MAC Alluring Aquatic Goddess of the Sea

This is the darkest shade in the collection but somehow it translates into this natural-healthy looking lip color that I love. I will absolutely keep this in my purse and show it off to girls. This definitely deserve it.

Sidenote: I am stil contemplating on whether or not I should buy the extra dimension bronzer. Lets see what happens!

XOXO! Vien

  • 29th May
    2014
  • 29

Makeup Empties Mid-2014

Hello girls! It has been a really fast year, and I can’t believe that it is almost June already! Since my commitment to use up my make-up and products alike, I have been trying to really use the items in my collection.

With this, I present to you, my mid-2014 empties!

1. Haircare

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These are all dry shampoos that I use almost every day. I use it to reduce the oiliness in my scalp as well as introduce more volume. (Batiste Dry Shampoo in Original, Blush and Medium Brunette variants and Beauty Formulas Dry Shampoo)

2. Skincare and Fragrance

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I finally finished one bottle of Bioderma Sebium Micellar Water. I was using this together with the original Bioderma (Sensibio) and I think I like the original more than this because this Sebium irritates my eyes. I think I will continue to use the other one. Also, I have finished 2 perfume bottles. First one is "Oh my George" and the other one is "Purple by Kris Aquino" both from Bench. I really like the scents and staying power of these perfumes. Also, the price point is reasonable. Kudos to Bench!

3. Makeup

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The most awaited part! I can’t believe I finished this much product and I am so happy that I can cross out some of the product from my master list. I hope to continue the habit of using my products in the aim to “downsize” my spending. 

Here are the products above (clockwise from top):

Daiso Eyebrow Pencil in Dark Brown, K-Palette Eyeliner Pencil in Brown, Maybelline Magnum Volume Express Mascara, Daiso Eyebrow Pencil in Brown, Maybelline Dream Lumi Touch Concealer, Urban Decay Naked Skin Foundation 3.0, Nars Smudgeproof Eyeshadow Primer and Urban Decay Original Primer Potion (sample size)

Show me your empties!

XoXo, Vien

  • 26th May
    2014
  • 26

Caving in to cravings

Hi girls! Oh no, I am not pregnant. But there are some of life’s highs that makes you cave in.

The one for me would definitely be makeup! It is such a different sense of contentment whenever I purchase a makeup product. So without further ado, here is my guilty pleasure:

The Beauty Blender!

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Dry vs. Wet

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I have tested a few other makeup sponges in the market but I was disappointed with the others’ quality and texture. Truly, the Beauty Blender is the original and is definitely worth an investment! I recommend it to all makeup users as it glides on smoothly and softly to the skin, definitely no tugging!

My rating:

XoXo! Vien

  • 9th May
    2014
  • 09

Best Buy

I’m back!!!  Boohoo busy me T_T. So sorry if I forgot to post my queued entries. There is just too many network problems right now.

Anyway! I am still not away from hauling, hahaha! I still browse the sites for possible bargains, and I must say, I caught a big one!

I got these items on a sale on the GetSophisticated Online store, and I was sooo happy about them!

Here are the items that I got:

  • NARS SmudgeProof Eyeshadow Base
  • Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz in Brunette
  • Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush in Blushing Bride

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Here is the breakdown of the sale:

NARS Eyeshadow Primer - Php 300  (Original Price @ Php 1450)

Anastasia Brow Wiz          - Php 550  (Original Price @ Php 1150)

Tarte Blush                        - Php 600  (Original Price @ Php 1300)

                           TOTAL = Php 1450 

Total savings vs. original price is an amazing Php 2450!!! Look how great the savings are! It really is the best buy!

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Now, on to my thoughts on each product:

NARS SmudgeProof Eyeshadow Base

      This is my HOLY GRAIL eyeshadow primer ever!!! I have tried the Urban Decay eyeshadow primer and MAC paint pots and it did not made it through my whole day! This one stays put even when my eyelids are very oily. I will never buy any other eyeshadow primer. EVER.

My Rating:

Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz in Brunette

      I bought this eyebrow pencil just so I can try this “cult favorite” of the whole blogosphere. Now that I got to try it, I find it kinda meh. I find nothing special in it and it is not so much different from my very cheap and great Daiso eyebrow pencils. I will definitely will not purchase this again, but it was a good try. It was only the price point that I found a little disappointing.

My Rating:

Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush in Blushing Bride

     I have already owned a Tarte Blush before and I have already hit pan on it. I think this shade is a little like NARS Orgasm because of its visible gold flecks. I find this shade a have a little more staying power than my other blushes. I like it very much and I plan to use it in my wedding.

My Rating:

How about you, have you hauled any best buys so far? Do tell!

XOXO, Vien

  • 17th April
    2014
  • 17

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