Friday, November 09, 2012

MAC Frost Lipstick: Bombshell (Swatches and First Impression)

This is the first Frost MAC lipstick that I've tried. I wanted it because it looked good on one of the YouTube beauty gurus that I watch. Haha! I'll reserve my comment for later.



MAC Frost Lipstick in Bombshell


MAC Bombshell Swatch


MAC Bombshell when worn

First Impressions:

It's very sheer and shimmery. I guess the reason why it looked so good on the guru I mentioned earlier was that it was so sheer, and what I was seeing was her natural lip color.

If you want a shade that will look like your natural lip color, only a little bit pinker and a whole lot shimmery, then this is the shade for you! However, if you are one of those who shy away from frosty lip shades, then don't bother with this one. This is the frostiest lipstick I've tried so far. Haha!

Hope you find this helpful!

Love,
Thea


Thursday, November 08, 2012

Super Late SuperSale Bazaar Haul

Since I only bought a few things that I really planned to buy, I thought I'd add my sister's haul here. This entry is pretty late. We went to the bazaar on October 20, 2 days before my birthday! I got really busy after that, and didn't have a chance to blog anymore.

Anyway, here are the things my sister bought!:



Benefit Fast Train to Fabulous (2,700 Php)

She bought this from the online shop, RedGirl. Unfortunately, this set came out here in the Philippines a few DAYS after, and the official Benefit shop is selling it at 2,500 Php only. If that's not unfortunate enough, Benefit Philippines held a sale, and this was priced at 1,500 Php during the sale. :(


Physicians Formula Happy Booster Blush in Natural


Physicians Formula Multi-Colored Face Powder in Beige/Warm Beige

Sadly, we didn't remember the name of the stall we bought it from. It's the one with a whole lot of drugstore makeup that are not available here in the Philippines. It instantly became my favorite stall from the SuperSale Bazaar.

For my mini haul:


Maybelline Dream Lumi Highlighting Concealer in 330 


Physicians Formula Eye Booster in Ultra Black



Charm Flat Top Brush (600 Php)

These three makeup products have been used regularly after I bought it. Super sulit! The Maybelline concealer and Physicians Formula Eye liner were also bought from the unknown favorite stall, while the Charm brush was from RedGirl. Look at how dense and pretty that brush is! It is now my favorite makeup brush for foundation, powder, and over-all blending!

I also bought a pair of shorts for only 250 Php! I didn't include it anymore, since these are all makeup products.

I hope you enjoyed this super late haul!

Love,
Thea

Saturday, September 01, 2012

NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in Antwerp (Swatches and First Impression)

I know NYX's lip products are raved about on YouTube and other blogs. We don't really have it in stores here in the Philippines, so I wasn't able to try it right away.

I was really excited to try this out for the first time!



NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in Antwerp

NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in Antwerp Swatch


When worn

First Impressions:
It does go on silky and look matte, as written on the tube. I used the applicator, but I find it hard to apply evenly. After the application with the doe-foot applicator, I use my ring finger to even out the color.

After a while, the product looks dry on my lips. I found that using a clear balm on top of it would get rid of the dry look. The product deposits on my lip cracks (the lines you can see on my lips), I don't know if I just didn't moisturize my lips properly, or the product just does this. It was good for long wear, but it should constantly be evened out, or I'll have lip-crack marks.

Aside from that, I love the color I chose. I also love the texture.

Antwerp is surely an everyday color, at least for me. However, overall, I don't find this product easy to wear.

What do you think about this product? Am I the only one who feels like this?

Hope you enjoyed this entry!

Love,
Thea

Friday, August 24, 2012

New Makeup!

(picture edited through Instagram)

OMG! I finally have the Naked palette, and not just one of them!! I originally asked for Naked 2, but my boyfriend bought the original Naked palette, too! I was dying to get my hands on at least one of them! Now I have two! Yay!!

I'm also very happy to finally have the De-Slick Setting Spray. As I may have mentioned in a couple of entries, I have oily/combination skin. I've been using this for more than a week now. So far so good!

I'm still thinking whether I'm going to swatch the Naked palettes. After all, it has been raved about for many months now, and you can easily search for swatches on the internet. I may write a comparison of the two, if my schedule allows me. :)

Thanks reading!

Love,
Thea

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Trying Out Nyx Products

NYX HD Eye Shadow Base, NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in Antwerp,
and NYX Slide On Eye Liner in Jet Black

I recently got a hold of a couple of NYX products. I may have mentioned that they don't really sell NYX products here in the Philippines, but there are a lot of Philippine online sellers that carry the brand. Needless to say it's my first time to try these products out.

I've been using these for a month now, and I'm totally loving them! My fave would be the eye liner (Slide On, Glide On, Stay On & Definitely a Turn On, Waterproof, Extreme Shine Eye Liner. Whew!). It just might be my new favorite eye liner!

I would love to do an in-depth review if I have time to do it!

I'm sorry I've been too busy! :( I took advantage of the long weekend to write this post! I also have a new post up on my personal blog, Random Rants by Thea. Feel free to take a look!

By the way, I got these products from the following online sellers:


I bought the products with my own money, and I am in no way affiliated with these sellers :)


Thanks for reading, stay tuned for my next entry in a few days!

Love,
Thea

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Past Nails: A Little Bling

My sister bought this nail art kit where you get different colors of flower-shaped rhinestones. It came with nail glue (which, upon reading the ingredients I learned, is just super glue), and a wood stick for easy application. She said she bought it for us, which actually means "I'll share it with you, as long as you apply it on me". Haha!

My sister's nails:

I lost a couple of rhinestones while doing this. I don't really advise using tweezers, since it has the tendency to scratch the polish you used as base. I used the wooden stick to apply the glue on the nails, then I just placed the stone on the nails by hand. There were instances where I'd get super glue on my hands, but that happened when I placed the glue on the rhinestone first. When you apply he glue on the nail first, you provide a guide where you plan to place the stone. It's easier that way.

Nail art rhinestone kit was purchased from Watsons. I don't remember the exact price, but it is around 60-80 Php.

Hope you liked this!

Sorry for not being able to blog that much, I'm still adjusting to med school! Hope you understand! Also, I've planned to do FOTD posts, but at the age of 22, I just started having groups of pimples on my face! It's terrible! I'll reschedule that to when I don't have them anymore. I really hope that's soon.

Love,
Thea

Tuesday, June 05, 2012

Past Nails: Pink to Red


This was the latest nail design I used. My nails are bare right now. Not necessarily for school, but just because I lack time to do it.

What I used:
For the lightest pink I used Revlon Top Speed in Candy, which I already posted about. here. The middle pink is Dashing Diva in Prima Donna Pink, which I also posted about, here. The red one is Essie in Jelly Apple.

It's really pretty simple to do. I didn't even do the it perfectly, but I liked the final product. I just used Candy as the base color, and let it dry. I then applied Prima Donna Pink on top of Candy, on 3/4 of my nail. I added Jelly Apple on the tips, in a way that the colors have an almost equal appearance on each nail. 

That's it! Hope you liked it!

Love,
Thea

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Monday, June 04, 2012

Pixi Beauty Week of Wakeup Makeup (Swatches & First Impressions)

I finally got to do the swatching for this product! If you weren't able to read about how I got this product, you can read about it here. If you don't want to read it, I won this product! Haha!


Pixi Week of Wakeup Makeup

I did the swatches per day!


Week of Wakeup Makeup Monday

Monday Swatches

Week of Wakeup Makeup Tuesday

Tuesday Swatches

Week of Wakeup Makeup Wednesday

Wednesday Swatches

Week of Wakeup Makeup Thursday

Thursday Swatches

Week of Wakeup Makeup Friday

Friday Swatches

Week of Wakeup Makeup Saturday

Saturday Swatches

Week of Wakeup Makeup Sunday

Sunday Swatches

I love how the colors in each day, compliment each other. However, if I were the one to match the days with the colors, I'd put the darker ones on Friday and Saturday. I noticed that Friday was a berry color, and the black shade was on Wednesday. Also, as I was swatching these, I noticed that some of the colors were also present in the Pretty Eye Perfection Palette that I swatched before this one. If you're interested, you can view it here.

I'm not really a fan of lip palettes, but I am a huge fan of individual lipsticks. However, a few of the lippies in this palette are nicely pigmented. The most pigmented ones are the lippies in the middle of the palette. I don't like most of it, though. I think they're just glittery gloss.

Overall, I love the concept of this palette. It's for those people who stick to just one set of colors for their daily makeup. You are even free to interchange the days! As for me, I'm excited to try out the different blush shades. I don't really try out blush that much. I could stick to one blush color for the rest of the year. That's why I think it's more practical for me to buy blush palettes, instead of individual ones. Since I don't try different shades, I'm excited to try the ones in this palette.

Would you try this palette? If you have it, are you loving it?

Hope this helped!

Love,
Thea

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Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Pixi Beauty Pretty Eye Perfection Palette (Swatches & First Impressions)

I posted about the products I won from a giveaway in this post. If you haven't viewed it yet, go give the link a click! I thought I'd swatch the products for you, and swatched this product first.



Here are the swatches per section:

1ST:



All of the shades in this section were frosty, shimmery, shades. As you can see, the second and fourth colors are quite similar. However, the second one is more peachy, and the fourth is definitely lighter. The first color in this section reminded me a lot of Cocoa Pizzazz from Benefit's Cabana Glama. I've swatched the Cabana Glama set, and you can click here to view it. The third one is just a shimmery periwinkle color.

2ND:



This section contains the only shade without shimmer, and it's the leftmost color. The first color reminded me of the MAC Mineralize Eyeshadow in Summer Haze, which I also swatched in this blog. Click here if you're want to view that entry. The second one is a gunmetal color. The third is a shimmery blue, and the matte one is brown.

3RD:



The first three colors would really be perfect for nighttime. The first one is a dark olive, the second is a taupe-y plum, the third is a dark blue, and the last one is a bronze that could be either a day or night shadow. I think all of the colors in this section have gold glitters in it.

So what do you think of this palette? I think it's pretty great to have suck a sleek palette with so much colors that are really pigmented. It is about 8 inches long, 2 inches wide, and less than 0.5 inch thick. This palette could totally go from day to night. It might be the only palette you would need on a vacation. However, I would like it more if it had at least three matte colors to work with. I think a lot of shimmer could be overwhelming sometimes.

You can view the details about this product (price, ingredients, availability), by heading on to Pixi Beauty's website here.

Hope you liked this entry!

Love,
Thea

I am not affiliated with the brand. I won this product in a giveaway.

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Monday, May 28, 2012

I Won a Makeup Giveaway!

Yay! It's my first time to win anything from the internet. I love giveaways! I remember when I was younger, I joined a giveaway being held by a magazine I've been reading at that time. It was for a plush keychain! I sent a text message to some number, and a month after, I learned that I won that keychain. What's funny about the story is that I had to claim the prize somewhere that wasn't near our place. My parents always joked about how the gas money to get to that place was way more expensive than my prize. Oh well, they were right. Haha! And I don't even remember what happened to that keychain. :P

I just wanted to share this with you since I'm going to swatch my prizes soon! I'm also thinking of a challenge based on one of the prizes. I'll announce it soon!

I won palettes from Pixi Beauty! Pixi Beauty is created by Petra Strand, and is launched in London.
Here are my prizes:


Pixi Pretty Eye Perfection Palette


Pixi Week of Wakeup Makeup

I cannot tell you how excited I am for these products, especially for the Week of Wakeup Makeup! I have special plans for that one! ;)

By the way, I won this from a giveaway Crystal or crystalis007 on her blog and YouTube! If you don't know her, she gives awesome reviews of a lot of beauty products. You can view here blog here, and her YouTube channel here.

That's it! Swatches soon!

Love,
Thea

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Past Nails: I Want Candy!


One of my summer nail colors! A pretty pink, Revlon Top Speed in Candy.

Just sharing!

Love,
Thea