1. {What I Got in the Mail} Collective Beauty Haul - Aug 2014



    Find out what stuff came in the mail recently (recently meaning several weeks ago, onwards). 

    Products mentioned: 

    - Too Faced Chocolate Bar Eye Shadow Palette
    - Sigma F10 and F05
    - Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua in 20 Beige
    - NARS Blush Palette in Danmari
    - NARS Luster
    - Maybelline Hi-lighting Blush in Pink Rose
    - Maybelline Rocket Volumizing Mascara
    - MAC Love, Rihanna Bronzer
    - MAC Lipsticks in Heavenly Hybrid, Goddess of the Sea, and Mystical
    - Dior Lipstick in Rose Baiser
    - Guerlain Rogue Automatique 
    - Urban Decay Lipstick in Catfight


    See full video here: 


    xx, A

     

  2. July 2014 Favorites


    My favorites for July include: 

    -St. Ives Apricot Scrub
    -The Body Shop Olive Shower Gel
    -Sigma F10 and Sigma E30
    -NARS Blush in Luster
    -Dior Addict Lipstick in New Look
    -MAC Flat Out Fabulous

    xx, A

     

  3. {Review / Demo} BH Cosmetics San Francisco Palette

    The BH Cosmetics San Francisco Palette has been out in the market for quite sometime now. It is one of the three palettes released by the brand, which provides beauty afficionados with 16 eye shadow shades and 4 face powders (2 blushes, 1 bronzer, and 1 highlighter). The other two palettes released with this one are the Hollywood Palette and the Malibu Palette. 

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    I decided to get the San Francisco palette because the variation of shades of this one is more wearable and suit my taste more. The color range in the San Francisco Palette is more on the neutral side, with cooler undertones, as compared to the other two. 


    ~POINTS TAKEN~

    What I like about this palette is that you get a lot for the price! I got mine for Php599 (roughly $13 when converted), and that is way cheaper than the price that I had to pay for my Urban Decay palettes. The price is definitely affordable, considering that you get a lot of products.

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    The pigmentation of this palette is so-so. Of course, I learned to manage my expectations because I’m paying the cheap price, but in fairness, the color payoff is not bad. NOT AT ALL. Some colors need building up, but that’s absolutely okay! 

    Another thing that I also like about this palette is that it doesn’t have that much fallout! In my opinion, this has lesser fallout than my Urban Decay Naked 2. Not having fallout gives this palette extra points!

    Of course, it is but automatic for me to like an all-in-one palette. Being a mom to two kids, I don’t have always enough time to do my makeup. Thus, all-in-one palettes like this is right up my alley because I don’t have to use other products just to complete a look (aside of course from the foundation, brow pencil, etc. you get what I mean)!


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    When it comes to the powders on this palette, I must say I am pretty impressed with the blushes and bronzer. The highlighter is meh, but the other three are amazing, with good color payoff that gives satin-y finish to the skin. 

    ~THE VERDICT~

    All in all, I am enjoying this palette. In fact, MORE THAN I EXPECTED TO. :D 

    I’m happy to get this at such an affordable deal. It is in no way as awesome as the Urban Decay palettes in terms of the consistency and finish of the products, but I can say that the BH Cosmetics San Francisco palette isn’t lagging far behind. 

    I’d also have to mention the cute packaging of this palette! If you’re a sucker for products with cute packaging, then you know that you have to have this in your collection. 

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    For the tutorial on the look that I’m wearing here, watch the video below: 

    (Want to own this palette? I have a suggestion, head over to my Youtube channel. *wink wink* )

    xx, A

     

  4. June 2014 Favorites

    Hey hey!!!

    Monthly favorites time! Posted this a couple of days back on my channel, and as usual, I forgot to repost it here. What a shame!



    But anyways, I still had it up early soooo still doing some happy dance here. :) 

    Join my giveaway!

    xx, A

     
  5. I’m a self-confessed lipstick junkee, and I own several lip products ranging from nudes to plums. 

    For the summer season, I have a few products that I tend to gravitate toward more often. Sharing those products here. :) 

    Products mentioned in this video: 

    - NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in Antwerp

    - Maybelline Mat1 Bold Matte 

    - Revlon Smoked Peach

    - Revlon Colorbursts Matte Balm in Audacious

    - MAC Lady Danger

    xx, A