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Thursday, August 23, 2012

Haul: Revlon Photoready Airbrush Foundation

  Since the very first Revlon Photoready foundation came out I've been avoiding it like the plague.  =P  Honestly, the liquid foundation is just too shimmery for my oily skin.  Then, the cream version came out and I actually got one for my mom.  It works great on really dry skin but sadly it's still not suitable for me.  Then they came up with the Photoready Airbrush foundation.  Of course, I did my homework.  Read a lot of mixed reviews.  It wasn't really in my to-buy list.  But when I saw it in person I just gotta have it!  Oh, it's like a curse!  I hate visiting makeup counters because they make me purchase stuff on a whim! =P

So to make the long story short, I bought this foundation out of curiosity.  It retails at PhP 925 and it's available in most drugstores and department stores.  I got it in the color 060 Golden Beige.

UAAP Series: UE Red Warriors

"Go Fight Red and White!"

  Next in my UAAP series is the UE (University of the East) Red Warriors.  I don't know much about this university apart from it being my mother's alma mater.  =P  It is found within the university belt in Manila near my university.  Famous sports personalities from UE are mostly basketball players.  The first person who popped in my head is James Yap.  (Now where did that come from? hehehe =P)  Also, learned PBA's "The Living Legend" and one of their 25 greatest players of all time came from the same school.  If you're a fan of Ginebra San Miguel then you probably know Robert Jaworski.

  Okay, on to the look.  The team colors are red, black and white (correct me if I'm wrong).  Quite excited to do this look because red is my favorite color but I have been delaying this post due to lack of inspiration.  =P  Finally, I woke up one day and just randomly did this look.  =P  My eye was so watery that day the red bled into the white thus turning it to pink.  Sorry for that.  =(  

  Oh well, hope you guys like it.  My eyebrows remind me so much of red velvet cupcakes.  =P xoxo

P.S. Did I mention that my brother-in-law and his sister also went to this university? =)  

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Haul: My 2nd Revlon Just Bitten Kissable purchase

  Okay, so I bought another one.  =P  Well, I said I'll be checking out the lighter shades just to see how it goes on the lips and if it performs exactly the same as the more pigmented shades.  I've already reviewed my first Revlon Just Bitten Kissable in "Sweetheart/Valentine" and I love it!  So I went to the nearest Revlon counter and checked out the lighter shades available.  Unfortunately, my lips are so pigmented that most of the lighter shades don't really show up well on my lips.  There were a couple that I liked but my budget restricted my options to just one and so I chose "Charm/Charme" (PhP 575). =)

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

UAAP Series: DLSU Green Archers & ADMU Blue Eagles

  Today's looks are inspired by two very famous and prominent universities.  The tension and sports rivalry is felt every time these two meet at the basketball court.  I know UST and DLSU have also been rivals at the court but there is nothing compared to an Ateneo vs. De La Salle game.

  Heavy traffic going to the venue is always anticipated.  This is one of those times I've seen so many nice cars in a single event.  =P  Very prominent people, celebrities, politicians and very good looking people attend this game which is really a feast for the eyes.  =P  

  So, without any further ado, here's my DLSU (De La Salle University) Green Archers and ADMU (Ateneo de Manila University) Blue Eagles eye looks.

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Makeup Remover Part II: The Face Shop Oil Specialist Brightening Cleansing Oil

  The very first cleansing oil I've tried is Shu Uemura's.  I got samples of some of their variants from a personal makeup session they sponsored.  At first I was skeptical because I already have very oily skin and I wasn't comfortable with the idea of putting more oil on my skin.  =P  Glad I finally gave it a try and I loved it.  Unfortunately, the samples I got lasted only a few applications.  So I tried purchasing a full size cleansing oil but I backed out when I found out how expensive they are.  =P  (I'm such a cheapskate hehehe).

  So I sort of forgot about cleansing oils and moved on to other products available in the market.  Then suddenly Korean cosmetic brands became so popular new stores started popping up like mushrooms.  I got curious and checked out The Face Shop.  (Actually got intrigued by the name and thought it was a competitor of The Body Shop =P)  And boy oh boy, look what I found...

Saturday, August 11, 2012

UAAP Series: UST Growling Tigers

   "Black Gold, Black White... Black Gold, Black White..."

  It's UAAP (University Athletic Association of the Philippines) season and I'll be doing eye makeup inspired by the team colors.  If you're studying or have studied here in the Philippines chances are you are familiar with this annual sports event.  For those who have no idea what UAAP is, it is an inter-university sports association.  Each year the member universities compete in various sports including basketball (most popular), volleyball, swimming, etc.  

  To start it off, I created this look inspired by the colors of my alma mater the University of Santo Tomas.  I love UAAP season and have been part of the pep squad during my college years.  Also, I've been part of the Judo varsity team from high school to college.  (A major motivation was the exemption from CAT/PE)  =P  Sorry, I'm not doing a step-by-step procedure on this one as this is not really a wearable look =P  

  P.S. Excuse my long and unruly eyebrows as I'm trying to grow them out =P xoxo