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Review: Puffy 3 Tones in Grey from Uniqso

I wear contact lenses on a daily basis since I have poor eyesight and honestly, it can be quite costly in the long run. One pair usually costs me around 300-500php and I buy a new one every month or two. And sometimes, I still misplace and accidentally damage them despite being a contact lens user for more than two years now.

So I was really glad when Uniqso sent me a lovely pair of Puffy 3 Tones Grey (-2.00) circle lenses last month for free! :) I’m still quite unfamiliar with circle lenses, hence browsing Uniqso’s wide array of products is enough to overwhelm me. I asked the shop owner to cite her bestsellers so I can narrow down my choices and as it turns out, Puffy 3 Tones is one of them. I picked grey because it’s the most flattering eye color for me. :)

Here’s how I look without and with lenses (no flash):
hagardo versoza! I just came home from school


I had a trying time when I used this pair for the first time because it’s bigger than the ones I normally use. But just after a few days of wearing it, I got used to the size and it didn’t feel very uncomfortable anymore. The color is more vivid than I had expected and looks more of a light blue rather than grey especially in photos. It also looks very unnatural on me when I’m not wearing any eye make-up since I’m Asian but it will definitely look gorgeous with thickly lined eyes. I prefer to wear something more casual looking on a daily basis and save this for a night event.

A close up shot (if you look closely, you can see my hands holding the camera haha!):
Item Details - Price: $17.90 Weight: 100 grams Manufacturer: Dolly Eye (EOS) Diameter: 14.8mm Water Content: 38% Base Curve: 8.6 Replacement Period: within 12 months Available Power: 0 to -10.00

Puffy 3 tones is available in other colors: blue, brown, green, pink and violet. If you want to order, you can avail 10% discount using this code: MJ10. :)

Disclaimer: Items for review are sponsored but the opinions of the author are not. Author will not be held responsible for any damages of any sort resulting from use of this review.

(Source: hurricanekitty)

Feather Hair Extensions

wearing Chocolate brown chubby feathers

WTF shop gave me these rad feather hair extensions a few weeks ago. Feathers have been the craze lately along with the increasing popularity of Neo-navajo trend. Almost every stylish girl I know owns at least one pair of feather accessory.

Monochrome, Chocolate Brown and Burnt Yellow

Thank you so much to Jai, owner of WTF Shop (we’re batch mates in CSB!). These are perfect for people who’d like to oomph up their hairstyles without having to damage their hair with harsh dyes. They come in different colors, go for hot pink if you’re daring! And are easy peasy to attach, you just need micro beads, extension hook and pliers/tweezers. Try searching in Youtube for tutorial vids, check this one out.

black micro beads and extension hook

I already wore Burnt Yellow during the Hang Ten Bloggers’ event and I’m thinking of giving away Monochrome on my next contest to one lucky reader! Btw, you can curl, iron and even wash these extensions just like your real hair. Visit the shop’s page or Tumblr to place your orders. 250php only for the Starter Pack which includes: 2 Chubby feathers, 3 Petite feathers, 1 extension hook and 5 micro beads.

What do you think? ;)

Sigma Beauty Eye Shadow Palette in Flare

A few weeks ago I received a note from customs saying that I have a package waiting for me. It was my first time to go to my city’s post office and I already missed the deadline for claiming it but fortunately, the parcel was still there. After signing some stuff and paying the fee (just 40 php) they handed me the package. I ripped the tapes off, opened the box then tada! It’s my sponsored eye shadow palette from Sigma Beauty + a welcome note! :D

Being a Sigma Beauty affiliate, I was given the chance to choose which palette I’d like to have out of the three: Bare, Dare or Flare. I chose Flare because it has a more diverse array of shades compared to the other two and it’s a fun combination of warm and cool colors I can use day and night. The eye shadow palettes are available online for $35.00 (1,531.22 php). They ship worldwide but if you feel more comfortable buying locally, try googling online re-sellers who sell these for around 2k php a pop. You might think that it’s quite pricey but don’t forget that the palette already comes with a dual-ended brush which retails at about 800 php and makeup brushes are what Sigma Beauty is known for.

Brushes in this palette (dual-ended):

  • Eye Shading - E55 - Soft and dense with a rounded finish. Can be used to apply pressed or loose eye shadows and pigments. Ideal to build intense color on the eyelid. Natural bristles.


  • Tapered Blending - E40 - Rounded and tapered top. Specially designed to apply and blend color on the crease. Natural bristles.

    Yay: beautiful packaging, a lot of product in the pan, greatly pigmented and easy to blend, top-quality brush and quite bigger than the usual ones I see on our local stores, neutral and daring palette color combination consisting of greens, purples and neutrals ♥

    Nay: still need to use primer underneath to avoid looking powdery when applied, larger than I expected; it has the same dimensions of a medium sized plastic pencil case. I have to get used to bringing it around with me since it’s quite bulky and I certainly won’t be able to bring this on night outs.

    Middle: Honestly, I’d think twice before purchasing this since I’m still a student and it costs more than half of my weekly allowance. Maybe if I already have a job or was able to save up, I’d buy this for myself. The best advice I received in buying make up is to invest in good ones even if they’re expensive rather than buy cheap ones that are low quality (not ALL cheap ones are but in cosmetics you usually get what you pay for), makes me breakout and I’ll just chuck out after a few uses. As for now, I’m just very happy to get this as a gift and for being an affiliate. :)

    And I’m sure you’ll be happy as well because I have a good news for you. :) I’ll be holding a giveaway sponsored by Sigma Beauty for my readers/followers. One brand new eye shadow palette will be up for grabs worldwide! I need your help picking which though so please comment Bare, Dare or Flare (click the links to see the palettes) on this post. Palette with the most answers will be given away. :D
  • (Source: hurricanekitty)

    VMV Skin Soiree

    My sister and I attended VMV Hypoallergenics’ Skin Soiree at their skin research center in 117 C. Palanca St., Legazpi Village, Makati yesterday. Visitors were treated to a free makeover, discounts up to 50% off on products and services, free scrumptious snacks, first look on their VMVery Holiday Gifts Set and *drum roll* a tube of Ooh-La-Lash volumizing mascara worth 1,000 php which we got for free just by signing on the guestbook. :)

    Having our makeovers done:

    We were greeted by Pam (marketing coordinator) who was very friendly and accommodating. She asked us how we found out about the event, I told her I read about it at projectvanity.com a.k.a. the only beauty blog I religiously read. The make-up artist who did the makeovers was friendly too, she even complimented my outfit and said it reminded her of Una Rosa’s recent collection (she’s a fan, I think). Well, what a coincidence, my sister used to work for Una Rosa as junior designer. They were pretty surprised when they found out because they thought we were just about the same age. Sure I can pass off as 16 but here’s my 26 year old sister often mistaken as an 18 year old. Can’t. Beat. That. -_-

    cookies for the guests!

    Anyway, here’s a little info about the brand: VMV has been around since 1979, making them one of the first hypoallergenic cosmeceuticals, and the first dermatologist-dermatopathologist skin care brand. All their products contain the least amount or zero cosmetic allergens and are validated hypoallergenic, fragrance-free, preservative-free, non-comedogenic, usage, patch, in vitro, in vivo, + clinically tested. In short, it’s the holy grail for people with sensitive skin! :D

    My face still breaks out from time to time even though I’m already taking medication, it’s probably because of the cosmetics I use. I’ve been ingredient-wary for quite a while now (yes, I’m one of those people who actually read the ingredients list. I know… how geeky right? But it does pay off!) but it’s just so hard to find good products that don’t contain harsh ingredients. I’ll definitely be back here or in their other branches once my stash needs restocking and I’ve saved enough allowance to splurge. Thank you so much VMV, we had fun at the soiree and we’re looking forward to the next one! :)

    Lunch at New Bombay afterwards :) Saffron rice

    Chicken Tikka Masala

    YUM! :>

    (Source: hurricanekitty)

    14thave:

    Behind the scenes from today’s shoot for Je. I’ll be editing the pictures as soon as I get free time. This will do for now!


    Scenes from the shoot earlier! Thank you so much Ia and Kyla for modeling and of course to the awesome photographer, Moe! :3 Say hi to my uncombed hair, make up, shoes and other thingamajiga. :P

    (Source: 14thave)

    My mini haul from the Etude House grand sale last week: 
Soft Touch lip liner #1
66 Big Eye Vitcara mascara #1
Proof 10 Auto Pencil eyeliner in black
I also received a box of cotton pads and pink membership card as freebies because I spent over 500 php. :) The sale was timely because I needed to restock my make up stash, I’ve abused my super pudpod Revlon eyeliner enough. Actually, it was only the 2nd time I bought something from Etude House, the first one was last year when I bought a BB cream. Am I the only one who thinks they’re just overrated tinted moisturizers? Just an advice: BB creams are make up products not topical medications so don’t expect them to ~*magically*~ make your blemishes disappear *bitter ocampo* haha! I’ll post reviews of these make ups soon! ♥

    My mini haul from the Etude House grand sale last week:
    Soft Touch lip liner #1
    66 Big Eye Vitcara mascara #1
    Proof 10 Auto Pencil eyeliner in black

    I also received a box of cotton pads and pink membership card as freebies because I spent over 500 php. :) The sale was timely because I needed to restock my make up stash, I’ve abused my super pudpod Revlon eyeliner enough. Actually, it was only the 2nd time I bought something from Etude House, the first one was last year when I bought a BB cream. Am I the only one who thinks they’re just overrated tinted moisturizers? Just an advice: BB creams are make up products not topical medications so don’t expect them to ~*magically*~ make your blemishes disappear *bitter ocampo* haha! I’ll post reviews of these make ups soon! ♥

    Review: E.O. Fresh Lens in Gray

    I ditched my eyeglasses and started wearing contact lenses more than a year ago but I’ve always bought clear ones from my trusted optical shop Executive Optical (E.O.). Their lenses are priced way cheaper than usual ones! :) So, earlier this month I decided to try out their colored lenses because I’ve been getting kind of bored with clear ones plus, it’s a huge pain in the butt to look for them whenever I drop them accidentally. The reason why I never tried wearing colored ones is because I don’t want to look trying hard since I’m not exactly tisay and I’ve seen a lot of people who just end up looking funny wearing them (admit it, you see them too! ~*baby blue eyez*~ :P). But not trying new things won’t get you anywhere so what the heck, I bought my first pair.

    And here’s how I look with and without colored contacts. I chose E.O’s Fresh lens in Gray… why? Because of the movie and the novel Memoirs of a Geisha (which I both loved), I adore Sayuri’s eyes and all the drama behind it (ahh, you have too much water in your eyes just like your personality *dramatic instrumental background music*). And also because Fresh lens is the only one with the 3 month life span (which I prefer) hence being the cheapest. It only costs 390 php, pretty cheap for a pair of colored contacts right? They also make my eyes look bigger, I asked the sales assistant if they’re in the usual diameter she said yes, but when I got home I compared them with my clear ones and found out they’re indeed a bit bigger. Knew it! Hmm…

    And being the bigger lenses that they are, they were 10 times more uncomfortable. I knew then why the sales assistant explicitly said I can’t give them back once they’re used. I asked her why, she said because a lot of people tried returning those contacts to them saying they were uncomfortable. Well, you get what you pay for. Fortunately, I got used to them within the first day of wearing them. They feel like my normal, clear contacts now. So please, if it’s your first time to wear contact lenses do not buy this. It will be extremely painful for you.

    Lovely color! ♥ my friend said I look like a foreigner which was pretty weird since I look so azn! Hello, barely there eyelids + yellowish skin tone! (I’m half Chinese btw, in case you don’t notice… but of course I’m still more Pinay than Chinese at heart :> *waves the Philippine flag*). And oh a reminder, these gray ones sometimes look blue in photos (in photos only), it must be because of the reflection or something so for credibility’s sake here’s a confession: I edited the colors on Photoshop and made them look gray, hehe. If you want to see the un-edited one click here. Yes, I was wearing gray there and not blue!! D: Anyway, since I’m pretty okay now with wearing colored contacts, I might try a new color next month, any suggestions? :D

    (Source: hurricanekitty)

    "…then we looked inside the bag of 18-year-old student Jesrhel Co. The sophisticated tan Elle satchel, which she got from her mother, held a complete beauty collection—from foundation and eye makeup to lipstick and nail polish. Her large bag had space to spare for all her products!" read more

    "…then we looked inside the bag of 18-year-old student Jesrhel Co. The sophisticated tan Elle satchel, which she got from her mother, held a complete beauty collection—from foundation and eye makeup to lipstick and nail polish. Her large bag had space to spare for all her products!" read more

    Panda eyes

    I’ve always steered clear away from heavy black eyeliner because it emphasizes the unevenness of my eyes. My left eyelid is more prominent than the right. Yes, my eyes are also half Filipina and half Chinese. :)) The trick I do, before, to fix it is apply a lot more in my right eye than my left. But this only looks good when my eyes are open because when they’re closed, it’s really noticeable that the eyeliner isn’t applied evenly hence making me look like a panda.

    manang dress and nude wedges :) lazy day school outfit

    But yesterday I’ve found out the secret and that is: blending! Which is barely a secret at all since I’ve tried blending before and it didn’t work. Maybe it also helps if you have a good liner (I’m loving my Revlon Colorstay eyeliner) and the determination to get out of the wash room looking, well, at least presentable (it’s very hard to remove black eyeliner and I didn’t have any tissue with me). I also applied most of the eyeliner in the outer corners and didn’t extend it since I’m not aiming for the cat eye look which only makes my eyes look smaller.

    at SDA’s wash room

    Anyway, I’m more than happy that I’ve pulled this off since I plan to dress up as Little J for Kat’s Gossip Girl themed debut this Saturday, but I still need to practice though. :D And oh, I also went to Trixie’s condo yesterday so she can help me with my Techdraw plates (thank you *u*). She showed me this make up tutorial in Youtube which she wanted to imitate. We used her sister’s mahiwagang baul of pretty cosmetics. *envy* I am super supportive of Trixie to trudge on the path of girlyness haha!

    French Blue

    I bought Kev a gift last Tuesday at Topman, guess what’s inside! :D I’m really excited for our Valentine’s day date next week but I still don’t know where we’re going and what we’ll do there because it’s his surprise. :”> Boyfriend warning: expectations just got a notch higher since it’s February so it better be good or else… >:( oh, what girl doesn’t love female-centered holidays? teehee ;)

    I also bought a little something for myself: The Face Shop’s nail polish in a pretty French blue color that I’m currently loving! :> Revlon Colorstay concealer which I’m planning to return/exchange because I just realized I don’t like it very much even though I haven’t opened it yet *impulse shopping* ._.” and a tripod (no picture), so I can finally update my Lookbook account after 5479 years and post outfit photos here on Tumblr because… the fashion blog hype finally got me. D: As the saying goes: If you can’t beat them, join them. :p

    My ELF eyeshadow set :) 125php a pop, total bargain!

    My ELF eyeshadow set :) 125php a pop, total bargain!

    Cute Optical girls make up set from Nads. She gave this to me last last week. We give each other random small gifts just because we feel like it hihi. Aside from this she also gave me a pretty pair of blue dangling earrings months ago and I’ve given her 2 necklaces made by my sister. :) Last Friday, we went ukay shopping and a random shopper, she’s pregnant by the way, suddenly started asking me, as in out of the blue, what looks good on her and what to buy hahaha. :)) Nakakawindang!  she even forgot to introduce herself haha but she did say thank you afterwards. :>

    Cute Optical girls make up set from Nads. She gave this to me last last week. We give each other random small gifts just because we feel like it hihi. Aside from this she also gave me a pretty pair of blue dangling earrings months ago and I’ve given her 2 necklaces made by my sister. :) Last Friday, we went ukay shopping and a random shopper, she’s pregnant by the way, suddenly started asking me, as in out of the blue, what looks good on her and what to buy hahaha. :)) Nakakawindang! she even forgot to introduce herself haha but she did say thank you afterwards. :>

    The Body Shop’s Big and Curvy Mascara



    About the Product:
    The advanced brush glides colour from root to tip and the advanced formula fix the curl for luscious lashes. A great complex of plant and wax ingredients that gives up to 9 times more volume and incredible curl.

    Price: 795 php | Size: 10 ml | Shelf life: 6 months

    Instructions: Apply from the root of the lash and draw slowly up using a zig zag movement.

    Because of that TBS incident I decided to try mascaras and see what the fuss is all about. I don’t use mascaras before, eyelash curlers were enough for me even though I have short, stick straight lashes because I really don’t give that much of a damn on eyelashes haha! But I do get a bit envious with girls (and some boys!! What the hell) who are genetically blessed with long, thick, curly lashes.
     


    So here are the pros and cons of The Body Shop’s latest mascara (and my very first own mascara!): Big and Curvy. It was released around May 2010 and I’ve been using it for more than a month now.

    Pros:

  • Nice packaging… IT’S PINK! (yes, that’s a pro)
  • It really elongates & thickens my lashes… one coat is already enough, too many coats and it makes me look like I’m wearing pretty falsies.
  • It’s not even waterproof but it doesn’t budge and super smudge-resistant. I did not experience any smudging and bleeding throughout the day.
  • The mascara wand is long and has short bristles which is a good thing (photo below)



    Cons:
  • It has a really strong chemical scent which I can still smell even after putting my make up on… the smell is actually quite addictive haha! Not suitable for those with sensitive noses though.
  • It dries fast… so that’s a con when you don’t know how to apply mascara properly because it’ll get clumpy.
  • It doesn’t really curve my eyelashes, I still need my handy dandy eyelash curler.

    If you have questions, formspring me :)

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