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Thursday
Mar032011

My new online store: Flairfordrama.com

For me, thrifting for clothes isn't so much about finding something I'd love to wear as it is about finding something that I simply love. Even if it's something that doesn't suit my style or body type, I often can't help admiring a piece's construction, fabric, and charm. 

There are just some ukay clothes I can't walk away from, which I why I set up a new online store called Flair For Drama

For my first collection, I focused on a black and creamy beige color story as an homage to the colors that we women can't live without. Hope you can visit! :D

PS Yay, I have my first customer! Thank you Nicole! I will be sending her a freebie when I ship her lovely dress out.

Wednesday
Mar022011

MAC Viva Glam IV lipstick

How do you feel about frosty lipsticks? Me, I wasn't a fan. I found them tacky and outdated. But hey, it seems that I haven't been looking in the right places! If the MAC Viva Glam IV lipstick (P1,000) is to be used as a benchmark, MAC frost lipsticks are actually pretty good. In fact, I do think I like them better than the Amplified Creme ones!

MAC frost lipsticks feel lighter on the lips and has a nice, smooth finish. The frost isn't too obvious to begin with - it has more of a luster than the usual frost effect. Like most MAC lipsticks, this has good staying power but it's not as good as, say, Satin or Matte types.

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Wednesday
Mar022011

Winners announced!

Hello! Here is the list of winners for my Avon contest and my Beauty & Music Giveaway. Are you ready? :D

 

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Wednesday
Mar022011

Revlon ColorStay Liquid Liner in Blackest Black

You know what, it's been ages since I last reviewed eyeliner here! It's just that I'm so happy with my MAC Fluidline and Urban Decay 24/7 Pencil that I've stopped bothering to look for something new. However, when Revlon sent me their ColorStay Liquid Liner in Blackest Black (P550), I just had to try it. I've read really good reviews about it so I put it to the test.

What I love about it

  • Solid black line in one go. No need to layer! It creates lovely winged eyes that even Dita Von Teese would envy.
  • Characteristic of Revlon's popular ColorStay line, this eyeliner stays on all day with no smudging. It's very reliable in our humid, unpredictable weather.

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Tuesday
Mar012011

Tutorial: MAC Peacocky look

Peacocky is the latest MAC collection to hit Philippine shores. It's inspired by the gorgeous and fierce colors of one of nature's most magnificent birds. Aside from the unique color story, what's different about this collection is the release of the Mega Metal Eyeshadows (P1,175), a step up the usual MAC eyeshadows when it comes to pigmentation, texture, and even the size of the pan (they're larger). Another new release is the Kissable Lipcolor (P1,150), a gloss-cum-lipstick that will impress you with the pigmentation! It's as good as liquid lipstick and comes in bigger tubes.

I asked MAC if they can demonstrate how to do a Peacocky look, so here's what makeup artist Mikee Raymundo came up with! This look is perfect for evenings out with your friends or when you're going to a special event with a compulsion to wow. Here's a step-by-step photo coverage of the look.

Before: Say hi to Angela!

After

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Monday
Feb282011

FOTD: Smoky pink

Remember this Shu Uemura palette I picked up last December?

Here's a look I did with it! I find it a bit too cool for my warm skintone, but I think it looks ok. I love the taupe and black eyeshadow in the palette. I really can't get over how creamy and pretty these colors look when applied!

More details after the cut!

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Sunday
Feb272011

Blogging from Baguio

It's freezing. It's only 6pm so am sure it will get worse. Currently in Camp John Hay. Don't eat in House of Waffles, the food is uniformly bad.

Enjoy your Sunday! More beauty goodness tomorrow. :D

Saturday
Feb262011

A gift from Guerlain

Last Thursday, I had the pleasure of finally meeting the product manager of Guerlain and Bulgari, Sigrid Villamil. She's a vivacious, beautiful woman who is obviously passionate about the brand. Over delicious food (thanks Sigrid for letting me know about Chelsea's cookie dough cheesecake!), we talked about Guerlain and how it is one of the oldest brands in the industry, representing quality, tradition, and the ultimate luxury when it comes to beauty.

Guerlain was founded in 1898 by Pierre-François Pascal Guerlain in Paris. His perfumes were so popular that he became the perfumer of the royals, first by the King of France, then by Queen Victoria in England, and also by Queen Isabella II of Spain, among others. Some of the Guerlain scents that are part of perfume history are Jicky (recognized as the first modern perfume), Après L'OndéeMitsuoko, and Shalimar, the flagship fragrance. Read my review! 

The 183-year old house of Guerlain eventually started producing skincare and makeup, the most famous of which is the Orchidee Imperiale skincare line and the Meteorites

Guerlain must-haves: Midnight Secret, L'Or makeup primer, Orchidee Imperiale Cream, Rouge G lipstick, Meteorites, Lingerie De Peau liquid foundation

According to Sigrid, Guerlain believes in beauty - the kind that a woman naturally has and in the things that she uses on herself. Hence, Guerlain products are always in beautiful, luxurious packaging which makes them keepsakes in their own right.

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Friday
Feb252011

Majolica Majorca is coming to the Philippines

Yup, you girls heard it right! Majolica Majorca, the popular Japanese drugstore brand of Shiseido, will be landing on Manila in two weeks. March 13, to be exact! You will find it in the Beauty By SM section of SM Makati.

Majolica Majorca is famous for its mascaras, eyeshadow palettes, and eyeliners in its trademark cute packaging. I already reviewed the cult favorite mascara, Lash Expander. So, are you excited? I'm excited! I have high hopes that the prices will remain reasonable. The fact that Majo is coming out in the SM department store is already a strong clue, methinks!

Friday
Feb252011

Currently using: Mario Badescu skincare

I've read about Mario Badescu years before in magazines, but my curiosity was piqued when Kristine of Temptalia raved about it in 2009. I never got to try it though because I had the impression that MB products are expensive, but that idea is quite off the mark!

On a trip to Rustan's Makati the other day I chanced by the wall of Mario Badescu skincare in the Essences section (near the Glorietta 4 area). I quickly checked the price and saw that the Drying Cream (for drying acne) was only P795. Well, it's not dirt cheap, but it's certainly not expensive.

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