Saturday, January 21, 2017

[REVIEW] INTRO TO TARTE DELUXE DISCOVERY SET




Hello my girly friends! Today I want to share with you this very chic deluxe set from TARTE. I bought this from SEPHORA ION branch in November last year for SGD 22.00 and since then I have been using ‘em nonstop. 


 


The set includes the following goodies:

Deluxe Amazonian Clay 12-hour blush in Unstoppable
Deluxe Drench Lip Splash lipstick in Living
Deluxe Lights Camera Lashes™ 4-in-1 Mascara



MY THOUGHTS:


Deluxe Amazonian Clay 12-hour blush in Unstoppable 

I seriously like its peachy pink shade. It looks very natural on the skin and it’s not shimmery, which I really love! I just noticed that it’s not as highly pigmented as some of my blushes like the ones I have from NYX. Nevertheless, I’ve been using it nonstop because I like how the color builds up as I apply it on my cheeks.



Deluxe Drench Lip Splash lipstick in Living

It's so tiny and cute, I can easily toss it inside my bag – really perfect for travel! It’s a nude lipstick that is kinda pinkish-mauve in color. It has a buttery consistency and it glides on very smoothly on my lips. It is very moisturizing on the lips but gives off a soft kind of matte finish which is really awesome in my opinion.


Deluxe Lights Camera Lashes™ 4-in-1 Mascara

I am so in love with its packaging! Very stylish and again, super travel-friendly. This is actually known to be Tarte’s iconic mascara and I'm so happy I got it in this set. The way it conditions, curls, lengthens and volumizes my very short lashes is just.. uggh.. beyond me. It delivers with just one coat. ONE COAT. It really is amazing!

 
If you can get your hands on this set, go get it and don’t think twice. It makes the best addition to your travel makeup essentials and it’s a really nice gift to your girly friends.
  
 
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What do you think of this deluxe set from Tarte? Share your thoughts!  


Wednesday, January 18, 2017

[REVIEW] MONTIGO RESORTS NONGSA BATAM INDONESIA: A MINI PARADISE THAT FELT LIKE HOME


Welcome to my first travel post in 2017! Today's Hotel/Travel post will be about our 2D1N stay in a Hilltop (2-Storey) 2-Bedroom Villa at Montigo Resorts Nongsa in Batam Indonesia.





Friday, January 13, 2017

MY 2016 RECAP – DIARY STYLE





HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! You know what the hardest part of writing a blog post is? The introduction. I always had difficulty starting my articles but once I get on with it, it becomes easier and sometimes even great, just like my 2016. It started gloomy but ended miraculously bright and wonderful! So while there are already lots of posts out there about their “goals for this year”, their “resolutions” and the whatnots, and you probably wouldn’t even care about this post of mine, I still want to write and publish this. Even if no one would read this, I know I would because this will always remind me how God has always been great to me despite my nonsense whining at times (or most of the time). So without further ado, allow me to share with you a recap of the year that was for me.

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

4 QUICK AND EASY EYEBROW ROUTINES USING BROW PRODUCTS FROM BYS, NYX, NICHIDO AND DAISO

Hi everyone! Today I’d like to share with you a quick video I filmed and edited showing 4 quick and easy eyebrow routines that I do depending on my mood.

https://youtu.be/z_T0bflWK-U

In most of these routines, I only use one product, which I believe would be very beneficial to many of us who are always in a hurry and just want to get things over with.

 


ROUTINE 1
Brow Product: BYS BROW GEL
Shade: Bold Brunette
Price: PHP 399.00
Purchased from: SM Department Store

Despite its shade being a little brownish for my brows, it blends nicely and ends up looking good once it has set. I normally don’t use anything else after I applied this on my brows. I also appreciate how travel-friendly its packaging is and how a little amount goes a long way. Its built-in brush is also functional and very easy to use for shaping and filling in my brows. 

ROUTINE 2
Brow Product: NYX EYEBROW CAKE POWDER
Shade: ECP01 (BLACK/GRAY)
Price: PHP 390.00
Purchased from: SM Department Store



Out of all the products I used and showed in the video, this is my first love. When I started to get really serious with my brow game, this is the first product that really helped me. It’s easy to use and I didn’t have any problems matching its shade to my brows because it’s just black, the same with the color of my hair and brows. On some days, I don’t use the wax but when I want my brows be on fleek, I make sure to not skip that part. 

ROUTINE 3
Brow Product: NICHIDO EXTRA WATERPROOF, PROTECTIVE EYE PENCIL
Shade: DARK BROWN
Price: PHP 60.00
Purchased from: SM Department Store (also available at Watson’s)



This is a recent discovery for me. Even though I’ve heard and read a lot of good things about Nichido pencils, it’s only this year that I got to try one of them and seriously I don’t know why I didn’t try it sooner. Unlike other eyebrow pencils I’ve tried before, this one is creamy making it very easy to blend. The brush on its cap is also very helpful in spreading out the product onto my brows. And because it is very pigmented, a little also goes a loooooong way. One of the best things about this product is its price. It retails for only PHP 60.00!!!

ROUTINE 4
Brow Product: DAISO EYEBROW PENCIL
Shade: BLACK
Price: PHP 88.00 / SGD 2.00
Purchased from: DAISO Singapore



This last product is a new found love. If you watched my DAISO Full Face Impression Review, that’s where I first showed this eyebrow pencil. With its very cute pencil tip, I can easily shape my brows and fill them in making them look natural but fuller. I just set it using a clear mascara but sometimes I don’t even bother. It’s also very slim making it very easy to toss inside my makeup bag. Very travel-friendly! I’m honestly going to buy this over and over and over again once I run out of it.
 
And there you have it: My 4 quick and easy eyebrow routines! I hope you found this helpful and if you did, don’t forget to share this post because sharing is caring! c",)


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What is your eyebrow routine and what’s one eyebrow product you cannot live without? Let me know in the comment section and until next time!