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Tuesday, January 26, 2010

FOTD: 01/23/10 & Mini Haul

I just want to share a video on my saturday's face of the day :)

I was planning to go to the mall to return a buffalo bag i purchased from winners but my bf fell asleep :( so we just went straight to his friend's party. We decided to leave the party at 1 am then we went to his place to hang out and watch filipino shows online but we fell asleep and woke up at 430am. We decided to go and have some pho (vietnamese soup). Then he went to my house and we watch maid in manhattan . yeahhh i know old movie but that was the only dvd i found at home lol he went home around 7am it was bright outside alreadyyy and i fell asleep again around 9am. what a night/morning! lol so anyways enough with the rambling there and here's the video:

I am lovinggg my headband =) I got it from icing by claires long time ago. I have a current obssesion on headbands with bow hehe one of my co-worker said that i look like a gift whenever i wear them because of the bow lol

Picture swatches of the haul:

I have the MAC deep blue green pigment on the left and from top to bottom: Maybelline moisture extreme in nude blush, NYX megashine in sweetheart, NYX goddess of the night beige, Maybelline colour sensational in warm me up.

Sephora by OPI and then he said ( ew to my fat fingers LOL)

UPCLOSE: MAC deep blue green pigment ( my very first mac pigment). GORGEOUS color!! the color is very much true to the name. It's very dark as you can see but in the light you can see blue/green shimmers in it!

OH one more thing! i recently joined the formspring community. so if you have any question about anything feel free to ask me Dont be shy cuz you can ask anonymously if you want =) bye now!

Monday, January 18, 2010

Sultry Brown Look

hello my lovelies! Yesterday i decided to do a look on my favorite eyeshadow at the moment and it's the NARS mekong eyeshadow. I HIGHLY recommend this product! it's like the prettiest dark brown ever!

Products used:
MAC revlon colorstay foundation natural tan
MAC mineralize skinfinish natural medium dark
Revlon new complexion concealer 02 light/medium
ELF contouring powder
MAC mineralized duo Hot planet

stated in the video.

WOW! the concealer covered my dark circles well =)


Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Urban Decay Show Pony shadow box: Smokey Teal look // Mini drugstore haul

So i decided to do a teal look on saturday night for my friend's 22nd birthday. I was going to do a video tutorial but it was dark in my room because it's nightime already by the time i was getting ready so i decided to do a step by step still image tutorial :) I used the teal eyeshadow "painkiller" and shimmery peachy white "snatch" in the UD show pony shadow box.

Step 1: Of course, the first step is to always prime your lids because you dont want your hard work art to crease. And you want it to last longer.

Step 2: Apply painkiller e/s or any teal eyeshadow you have ( if you have mac graphic garden palette you can go ahead and use the teal e/s there because it looks exactly the same as the painkiller)

Step 3: Go in with "shadowy lady" on the outer half of the lid & blend the two colors together in the middle where they meet

Step 4: Apply a matte black e/s on the outer corner and feather it in with the two e/s we applied earlier. BLEND BLEND BLEND!

Step 5: Apply an off white matte e/s on the browbone for highlight. Then apply "snatch" (any shimmery white) on the tearduct using a finger to kind of blend.

Step 6: Apply the teal and black e/s we used on the lower lash line

Step 7: Line the eyes and waterline with a black eyeliner. Apply false lashes for a dramatic look (optional). Dont forget to use mascara to blend the falsies with your real lashes.

Here's the finished eyes!

and here's the whole look!

Products used:
Mac studio fix fluid nc40
Mac mineralized skinfinish natural in medium dark
Revlon new complexion concealer 02 light/medium
ELF blushed and bronzed duo ( bronzer side only)
NARS orgasm blush
UD show pony shadow box
MAC shadowy lady
Annabelle ebony e/s
28 neutral palette (highlight e/s)
Loreal lineur intense
UD 24/7 glide on pencil in zero
The Face Shop falsies (xvi)
Maybelline collosal mascara
MAC to swoon for l/s
Revlon pink whisper lipgloss

I also want to share my mini drugstore haul. All these items i got were on sale :)

NYC sunny bronzer $2.99
Revlon super lustrous l/s in pink in the afternoon & rose and shine $3.99
Rimmel celeb l/s $2.99
Revlon super lustrous lipgloss in life's a peach
L'oreal Bare natural mascara (dollarama) $2.00
Maybelline great lash mascara clear $3.99

The nyc brozer was so powdery and chalky as soon as opened the package and swatched it. I wanted to try and see what the hype was all about with this bronzer but it was a total disappoinment. It did nothing to my face. On to the mascaras, i was so lucky to find the loreal mascara at dollarama. i just wanted to try it. it was only $2! I purchased the clear mascara from maybelline to use on my eyebrows. I find it too liquidy as oppose to gel to use it on my lashes. We'll see how that goes!
As for the 3 lip products here's some swatches on my lips ( oh and i didnt open the revlon rose & shine yet because im thinking of returning or exchanging it)

Rimmel in celeb

Revlon in pink in the afternoon ( as you can see the rimmel one is shinier!)

Revlon life's a peach lipgloss

I've always thought before that my lower lip looks kinda swollen lol then i realized im one of those people blessed with plumped lips ( well atleast my lower lip!) hahaha

OH and for those who haven't followed me on twitter here's the link: aprilrovi THANKS LOVELIES!

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Mario Badescu free skincare samples set // Urban Decay show pony shadow box

I received my free samples yesterday from Mario Badescu skincare. It took about a month to arrive. Do you want free samples too? All you have to do is fill out their questionnaire and they will send you a bunch of samples depending on your answers (skin care analysis). I received a total of 7 products and they give a generous amount of samples in the jar =)

Here is the link to the questionnaire

I went to sephora yesterday and got the Urban decay show pony shadow box. I originally wanted to get the Book of shadows but the shadows are pretty much all neutrals and i feel that they are dupables so i opted for this one. The turquoise and purple shade was the reason why i chose the palette. I remember going to sephora last month just before christmas and both locations in my area were sold out of all the UD palettes.

It comes with the mini primer potion and 24/7 liner in zero. I will probably add the mini eyeliner in my makeup purse because i already have the full size one in my makeup vanity.

I LOVE all the eyeshadows in this palette especially painkiller & flash! Here are my blurry swatches haha i want a new camera!!!!!

The color pigmentation & pay off are AMAZING!!!

Monday, January 4, 2010

last haul swatches // perfume collection

I did a swatch on the new eyeshadows that i showed you from my last post.

( sorry for the blurriness. i couldn't get my stubborn camera to focus )
L-R: PURE by Carlos Di Roma make me pure eyeshadow, NARS mekong e/s, URBAN DECAY chronic eyeshadow matte

I purchased the make me pure eyeshadow from rexall. This week they are having the PURE cosmetics on sale again for 75% off!!! Grab one for yourself while it's not too late ( i think they are only sold in canada). They also sell it at london drugs but they never go on sale there. The shade that i got is a grey pearl. Gorgeous color! Perfect for smokey eyes :) i just apply it all over the lid then blend out the areas around my crease to fade out or for dramatic look i apply a matte black eyeshadow on the crease from outer to inner corner.
The next one is NARS mekong eyeshadow. OMG! it's like the pretties dark brown i've ever seen. It's an espresso dark brown colour with tiny gold sparkles and it's soft. But you have to be very careful when applying this eyeshadow because when you swipe once a lot of product goes on. so it might have fall out here and there. i love it!! it's super pigmented! i promise to do a tutorial on this because it's like my favourite eyeshadow at the moment =)
My next product is the URBAN DECAY chronic eyeshadow. It's a light green matte eyeshadow. It has an ultra soft texture and it's not chalky at all. I have not tried this eyeshadow yet i just swatched it. So i dont really have much to say about this eyeshadow. I guess it's just one of those products you want to add for collection purposes hehe.

Now onto the perfumes.. i just decided to do a post on my perfume collection which i don't have a lot of.

Celine Dion Belong ( no i did not try to steal the bottle cuz as you can see it's a tester LOL i work at shoppers drug mart and they were giving it away), Guess for women, Versace red jeans (im not digging the smell, it was gift. lol) , Moschino I love love, heavenly dream angels victoria secret, & clinique happy

davidoff cool water & viva la juicy ( i didnt realize that i took a picture of clinique happy twice)

Versace bright crystal, Salvatore ferregamo incanto shine, Burberry london weekend

I'm still trying to collect some more.. next on my list are LANCOME miracle & one of those cute harajaku (sp?) perfumes in either LOVE or MUSIC.

ok that's all lovelies! I'm watching avatar tomorrow with boyfriend! OMG! we went to the theatre twice to see it but it was always freaking SOLD OUT! so i bought advance ticket! we'll see if it will live up to its hype. all my friends are telling me that it's like the best movie ever!! hahaha goodnight!