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My 5 Budget Friendly Lipstick Choices For Work

Monday, May 15, 2017 Philippines


MY 5 BUDGET FRIENDLY LIPSTICK CHOICES FOR WORK

Day by day it is getting harder in choosing the lipstick that I want to wear at work. As the day goes by, I realized that there will always be lipsticks shades that I choose to wear redundantly weekly. Let me share some of my favorites that is good for one week of work that you can also try interchangeably. What's great is that these lipstick choices that I will be sharing are all budget friendly. Nothing over 600php. 

1.  Maybelline Loaded Bolds in Berry Bossy

Looking forward for a meeting? Then wear something bold and fierce like Maybelline's Loaded Bolds in Berry Bossy. Just the name Berry Bossy is cute, right? This is now available in Maybelline Counters for only 299php. 

2.  L'Oreal Infalliable Le Rouge in Beyond Blushing

If you want to look sweet and lovely, flash them an angelic look with L'Oreal's Beyond Blushing lipstick for only 500php. 


3. Revlon Matte Balm in Sultry

For something natural looking that I am sure anyone can pull off. I love that even though this is matte, it feels cool, smooth and moisturizing to my lips. Try the Revlon Matte Balm in Sultry for only 575php and watch out for sales! Most of the time this Revlon Matte Balms are on sale for 50% off!



4.  Maybelline Creamy Matte in Touch of Spice

This one is similar to the look of Revlon Matte Balm in Sultry but lighter. For a "no makeup" makeup look, this lipstick is a must-have on your stash. Buy the Maybelline Creamy Matte in Touch of Spice for only 299php! 


5. Maybelline Powder Matte in Touch of Nude

From my favorite Maybelline Collection, Powder Mattes, I will be sharing my favorite nude shade, Touch of Nude. This lipstick is low maintenance and if you wanted something that will not catch attention at work, try using nude lipsticks like this one. Its enough to color your lips without looking pale and it can easily be maintained and compatible to almost any makeup look that you would love to try. This lipstick is also 299php only!

I hope you try my suggestions because these are my favorite from my stash that are budget friendly. You can read my separate detailed reviews on the links of the lipstick names provided. Have a great day and thanks for coming to my blog everyone! Love you! 

Inglot: Freedom System Blush in 50

Sunday, May 14, 2017 Philippines


PRODUCT REVIEW: INGLOT'S FREEDOM SYSTEM BLUSH IN 50

Hello everyone! Its been a while and I cannot remember the last time that I reviewed a blush but for today I will be sharing my thoughts for the Inglot's Freedom System Blush in 50. 

Just like any other Inglot Freedom System products, you have to place the pot in a palette holder. I used my Wild Peach Professional Palette

Brand: Inglot

Type: Blush

Weight: 6g

Shade: 50

Product Description: Not listed

Ingredients: 


Pros: 

The Inglot Freedom System Blush in 50 is a coral shade. It reminded me of Benefit's Coralista, but this one is more pigmented. The look of the blush when applied is flattering, its not too glittery nor too matte. Its just the perfect combination. 

The formula and texture is smooth and soft that its easy to apply and blend into my cheeks. Its highly pigmented, make sure to take product a little first. Its easier to build up than lessen the amount of blush in your cheeks. 

The blush remained on my cheeks for at least six hours before I needed a re-touch but this is with setting up my makeup. Without setting it, the blush lasted for three to four hours. 

Cons: None noted. 
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Buy again? 100%

Overall Rating: 5/5

Price: 595php

Where to buy? Inglot Counters

Thank you for reading my review and have a great day!

Level Up Your Mom's Photography Skills With Huawei

Saturday, May 13, 2017 Philippines


UPGRADE YOUR MOM'S PHONETOGRAPHY SKILLS WITH THE HUAWEI P10 AND P10 PLUS

Still looking for a gift for your Mom this Mother's Day? How about leveling up her game when it comes to phone and taking photos? Upgrade your mom's phonetography skills with the new Huawei P10 and P10 Plus!

Even though our Moms are always great in doing household chores and making super tasty meals, some of them are not tech-savvy. Most of the times, the photos they take are blurred, out-of-frame or sometimes cropped head or faces! But then again, maybe the device they are using is not right for them. 

You can gift her the brand-new Huawei P10 and P10 Plus this coming Mother's Day. The P10 and P10 Plus' Leica Dual Camera system allows mom to take portrait shots that stimulate professionally taken ones. The powerful combination of phone's 20MP monochrome lens with 12MP RGB lens instantly professionalizes every shot taken. The front-facing camera of the P10 PLUS features Leica's SUMMILUX-H F1.8 aperture that let moms take bright, blur-free selfies even in low light! WOW!!!


The camera hardware can only fulfill its potential when accompanied by Huawei's HiSilicon Kirin 960 processor with 4GB of RAM, paired with the user-friendly EMUI 5.1 interface. These features helps mom take the perfect shot in no time, with no lag between her pressing the shutter button and the picture being taken and saved to the phone. Now, precious moments will never go fleeting

No worries if mom becomes a shutterbug due to the P10 and P10 Plus’ extraordinary camera performance. All-day picture-taking is a breeze thanks to the phones' 3,200 and 3,750mAh batteries giving her less worries of running out of battery, and the 4x4 LTE MIMO and 2x2 WiFi MIMO connectivity allows her to post her favorite shots on social media, anytime, anywhere.

Finally, the Huawei P10 and P10 Plus will make mom standout with the phone's elegant, eye-catching Hyper Diamond-Cut Finish in Dazzling Blue, Greenery, and Prestige Gold. The choice between 5.1 and 5.5-inch high-resolution FHD/QHD screens makes viewing content, messages and of course, the gallery vivid and pleasant.

I am looking for a new cellular phone right now and I will make sure to take note of this new amazing features of Huawei P10 and P10 Plus. 

7 Chic Gift Ideas For Your Mother

Friday, May 12, 2017 Philippines


7 CHIC GIFT IDEAS FOR YOUR MOTHER

Hello everyone! The month of May was highlighted for mothers as we celebrate Mother's Day during this month. Since the time of Ancient Romans and Greeks, there were festivals being celebrated to praise maternal goddesses. From then on, the celebration evolved but it still has the same essence every time, its for us to be thankful to our mothers and feel blessed. 

Why not show how thankful and blessed you are to your mother, wife or sister by giving special gifts. I just discovered this Polyvore app (follow me at allaboutbeauty101 in Polyvore) and I just combined a great set of clothes, accessories and makeup that you can put together for that special person in your life. 

Fret not, the set of clothes and accessories that can be found in the App were sure luxurious and not readily available but I will recommend something similar that are more affordable and easy to find here in the Philippines. 

1. Bag with Twillies



An Hermes Leather Bag with Twillies are a dream for me but the price is not feasible for everyone. The bag alone costs 872,025php and add the Hermes Twillies for at least 24,000php. (Me = drooling and crying)

You can always copy the look and still look fashionable. Like what I did to mine. I bought a leather bag that is Marikina made for only 450php and I added some twillies around the handles to make it standout. I got the Twillies from Oh My Bag Philippines and they offer limited edition styles for mother's day. Oh My Bag Philippines offers a lot of designs from their Handle Wraps Section that I am sure you will have an easy time selecting your choice. 


The Twillies that I paired with my blue Marikina Bag is called Audrey Handle Wraps and it only costs 350php. The handle wraps were made with stretchable and imported materials. The length is 37.5 inches and I can use it to all of my bags because it is long and stretchable. The width is 1.5 inches that makes it easier to cover more than the usual twillies. 

Audrey Handle Wraps - 350php

Blue is not her favorite color? No problem, you can change the whole look and replace the color blue in this wardrobe set with pink. You can even replace the Marikina made bags with the famous non-branded Beachkin bags which costs at least 1000php and it goes well with Oh My Bag Handle Wraps. 

The twillies that I used on my pink bag is from Oh My Bag too and its also a limited edition for the Mother's Day. This design is called Juliet Handle Wraps. The dimension and materials are the same as Audrey Handle Wraps. 

Juliet Handle Wraps - 350php

Now, you can copy the look of the Hermes Bag with Twillies for only 800 to 1000php. Amazing, right?!

2. White Polo Shirt

Nothing could go wrong with a white polo shirt. I am sure your mother can find the shirt can be paired in any bottoms on her closet. The white polo shirt sample at Polyvore is from Lacoste and it costs 7,055php. You can copy the look in a much affordable price at 1200php with a Zara White Polo Shirt. Most of the times, they offer sales and discounted promos that is why I managed to get mine for only 1200php instead of 1800php. 

Zara White Polo Shirt - 1200php

3. Blue Coat


The blue coat from Polyvore sample is Harris Wharf London Coat that costs 22,870php. You can replace the look with any blue coats that you can buy in Department Stores and brands like H & M, Zara and Forever 21 and usually its priced around 2000php to 4,000php. Its still much cheaper compared to Harris Wharf London. 

4. White Shorts

The white shorts from Polyvore sample is from Philiip Lim and it costs 19,970php. This style of shorts is easy to see in clothes rack in almost all the stores in the Philippines like Uniqlo. The price is usually around 600php to 1000php. You can add belts or scarfs as an accent to your white shorts. 

5. Black Heeled Sandals

Shoes are not hard to find. I buy my heels from Payless most of the times. The heeled sandals by Polyvore costs 1895php but you can find similar styles at Payless, SM Department Stores and Forever 21. If you are lucky like me, you can even get it in a discounted price as much as 70% off. 

6. Red Lipstick 

Finish off the look with a classic red lipstick that I am sure most mothers would love. Buy affordable, highly pigmented creamy lipstick from Maybelline for only 299php each. Try the shades Divine Wine, Rich Ruby, and Siren in Scarlet

7. Warm Shades Eye Shadows
There are a lot of neutral shades eye shadow palettes in the market that are great and affordable. You can try Maybelline's 24 Karat Nudes, The Nudes and the Blushed Nudes that costs 675php each. Wearing neutral eye shadows will compliment the red lipstick that she will be using. 

There, I hope you find my post helpful for a new look your mother can wear that is trending and still classic and beautiful just like her. Make her feel loved this Mother's Day and make sure to let her know how much you appreciate her. We will be nothing without our mothers. That's all for today and thank you for reading everyone!

MAC: Finally Free

Thursday, May 11, 2017 Philippines


PRODUCT REVIEW: MAC'S FINALLY FREE CREMESHEEN LIPSTICK

Are you a fan of Keeping Up With The Kardashians? Its one of my favorite comfort shows when I just want to have fun and enjoy watching specially when I just wanted to relax. If you are familiar with the show or at least their family, you will know Bruce Jenner. He is the ex-husband of Kris Kardashian. He is the father of Kylie (of your favorite Kylie Lipsticks) and Kendall Jenner. 

He was known for his talent as an athlete. Though retired, his skills and experience as a gold-winning medalists in Olympics were still patronized and sought after. Last September 2015 though, shockingly he revealed that he feels that he should be a SHE for how many years now. With the help of his family's love and support, he came out of the closet publicly and now changed to Caitlyn Jenner. She is now one of the famous Transgender in the world! (I feel happy for her! You go girl!)

Of course, MAC always wanted to support aspiring artists, stars and that includes supporting Caitlyn Jenner. In collaboration with Caitlyn Jenner, MAC Cosmetics released a limited edition lipstick called Finally Free in Cremesheen finish. 

Sadly, this lipstick was not released in the Philippines and I think it was offered only by online purchase in the United States. Thank God that I have a secret Fairy Step "Sister" because my she bought me and herself a lipstick once it was posted by MAC Cosmetics! It easily sold out! I just got it recently because she sent it here in the Philippines so I am just sharing the review today. Shall we go check it out? 

Brand: MAC

Finish: Cremesheen

Edition: Limited

Weight: 3g

Shade: Finally Free

Product Description: (Temptalia's website) Mid-tone Rosy Nude



Ingredients:



Pros: 

I am so thankful for my older sister for surprising me with this lipstick. She knew I love the Kardashians (including the Jenners) and that I am openly okay with his transformation into Caitlyn Jenner. I just love this lipstick. Also, the proceeds on buying this lipstick from MAC will go to a Transgender Community. 

Its shade has a natural finish when applied that its a good everyday wear lipstick. As a cremesheen lipstick, it has a soft shine and yet the color is still bright and opaque. With my lip color though, it appeared more like mauve or berry than nude. 

I love that the lipstick was able to cover my lips lines. It made my lips looked smooth and soft. 

The lipstick is creamy and easy to apply. No tugging of the lips can be felt. It does not feather out of the lip lines or bleed out.

Lasting time is around four to six hours without consumption of food. But its not transfer-free and it can easily be removed through eating. 

Cons: 

I don't know if its just me but my lips felt a little warm while wearing this lipstick. Its like I can really feel that I am wearing something heavy on my lips. 


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Buy again? 100% (I wish its not a limited edition!)

Overall Rating: 5/5

Price: $17

Where to buy? Its a limited time offer from MAC but it was bought online by my sister. Try checking out re-sellers online like Instagram and Ebay.

Thank you so much for reading. What do you think about Caitlyn Jenner's lipsticks? Is it nice?

Cathy Doll: AA (Automatic Aura) Matte Powder Cushion In Natural Beige (23)

Wednesday, May 10, 2017 Philippines


PRODUCT REVIEW: CATHY DOLL'S AA (AUTOMATIC AURA) MATTE POWDER CUSHION IN NATURAL BEIGE (23)

I am sure you all heard about Cushions and its classifications from BB Cushion to CC Cushion. But have you heard about AA Cushion? Yes! There is such thing that means "Automatic Aura"! Its the amazing cushion line by Cathy Doll that has a matte finish for oil control and yet it delivers a brighter skin! I posted about this on my Instagram account when it was launched but I will be sharing my thoughts about it on this blog post for today. 

Let us check it out now! 

Brand: Cathy Doll

Type: Cushion

Finish: Matte

Weight: 15g

Shade: Natural Beige (23) [ Also available in Light Beige (21) and Sand Beige (25) ]

Product Description and How To Use: 


9 Benefits That You Can Get From Cathy Doll AA Matte Powder Cushion:


Ingredients: 


Pros: 

I am so glad that Cathy Doll did not use most of the harmful formulas commonly found in cosmetics such as Paraben. 


The AA not only stands for Automatic Aura, it also stands for Anti-Acne and Anti-Aging. It contains a formula that gives a cooling sensation to the skin. 

Even though the shades available are only three, all of it can still be used by all skin types as the cushion can blend well into the skin after fully absorbed.

I love its girly packaging. From the pink cover top to its blue based casing. I find the color combination cute!


The compact case is already complete as it comes with a huge mirror and nice soft sponge that you can just tap to your skin easily. (Oh, the correct way of using a cushion is through tapping motion, okay?)

Upon opening the lid, I can see that the cushion is heavily saturated with the cream. So make sure to dab your sponge lightly and gently. 


Since the cushion is heavily saturated, the product will last long. Yay! 

The coverage of AA Matte Powder Cushion is great from medium to heavy. It was able to even out my skin tone and hide my blemishes. (See before and after photos below.) No need to use additional coverage such as concealers. It was also able to brighten up my skin and I remembered why it was called Automatic Aura. 

I am amazed with its lasting power. It can withstand my long hours at work. Even my overtime shift of 12 hours. I admit that the freshness and coverage decreases with the longer hours but its still enough that I do not felt the need to do a major touch-ups. It can be a little oily by the end of the day but can easily be fixed by powder.

The effect of the cushion is matte but my skin did not looked dry with its little glow. 

There is a distinct fragrance from the cushion that I kept on thinking at first what it was. Its something herbal and then I realized that this cushion was infused with Tea Tree and I remembered trying out a Tea Tree Oil Body Wash once and the scent are similar. 

Tea Tree Oil Extract can help in healing inflammations and treating acne so that is why its also a Anti-Acne product. It once was prescribed to me by a surgeon to use on my healing surgical site. 

The cushion is refillable! Yay! So its environmental-friendly.


Cons: 

I find the cream a little thick and sticky by the end of the day unless I set it and apply powder over it. 

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Buy again? 100%

Overall Rating: 5/5

Price: 1100php

Where to buy? 7-11, Cathy Doll Counters, SM Department Stores. They are almost on all stores nationwide, so just try to look for them! :)

Thank you for reading everyone! Did you think my review was helpful? You can suggest on what cushion brand and type I should review next on the comment section below! Have a good time!

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