Ho! Ho! Ho! Merry - Oh wait, it's a few more days till Christmas and I'm back for a quick update. I've been missing in action the past few weeks (okay, MONTHS!~) because I've been busy trying to get my life together (drama-rama). Let's do a quick "Currently" shall we?
Some personal updates first, yes? I recently got my hair recolored. Said goodbye to my "golden" locks and went full on dark for this Christmas season because I needed a change and my hair looked too "yellow" in the sunlight. I know it was such a relief to my parents because they abhorred my blonde hair. Especially when I went full on blonde earlier this year.
Christmas eve food recipes.
This "currently" post.
Burger King's whopper jr.
My pjamas at 2 in the afternoon because I'm lazy as fuck today.
If you know me, then you already probably know by now that aside from my love for lipsticks, I'm also a very big fan of circle lenses. When I was younger, I was obsessed with circle lenses. OBSESSED. Back then, I would save up all of my allowance to get hold of a pair (they used to cost as much as P900!).
I got gray ones, brown ones, green ones and I even got some crazier colors like red, pink & purple ones but there was one shade that was a bit elusive - blue. I had such a hard time looking for the perfect pair of blue lenses that I just gave up and stuck to the basic grays and browns but fast forward to last month... I finally found THE pair of blue lenses I've been waiting for!
Brand : Sparkle
Origin : South Korea
Water Content : 38%
Diameter : 14.2mm
Base Curve : 8.6mm
Price : P350/pair
Duration : 1 year, disposable
Freebie : Lens case
What I Like:
* Color & Design - I've always had a not-so-secret penchant for blue lenses and I've finally gotten the pair that complements my Filipina skin tone AND actually appears blue against my dark brown eyes. Over the years, I've noticed that most blue lenses I've tried either look gray on my eyes or are "too" blue and fake looking. This particular pair has a three tone design which makes it as natural as natural can get.
* Enlarging - At 14.2mm this definitely isn't an enlarging pair. Now that I'm (dare I say it?) 25 years old, I prefer to not have the "doll-eye" look anymore. I'm more comfortable donning 14.2-14.5mm pairs.
* Comfort & Ease of Use - For a "seasoned" circle lens wearer, this pair was a breeze to use. It isn't flimsy and isn't heavy on the eyes. I wore this pair for more than 4 hours straight in an air-conditioned room and had no problems whatsoever.
*Lasts for a year!
What I Don't Like:
* It is a bit on the flimsy side, so be careful! I don't recommend this brand for those of you out there with long nails as they have a tendency to "rip". *booo!*
Well lookie here. I'm back (for now). It's been over a month since I last blogged on here. I've been busy with life in general. So many things on my plate that I have to finish up first. I've decided to come back today because today is a special day. It's my mum's birthday. She's officially 50-something. *lol* So I'm taking time off today to post another "Currently" update.
I got my mum a few gifts for her birthday this year. I got her Snowy Flowers, a gold plated name necklace, a mango entremet cake from Sweet Craft by Mitch and I baked her favorite chocolate cupcakes with buttercream frosting.
I'm currently finishing up "All The Birds in the Sky" by Charlie Jane Anders.
This blog post. *teehee*
Strawberries because I'm currently using a face mask that's a strawberry variant. *lol*
My favorite pair of leggings, a tee and my lovely blue polka dotted apron.
Well, I'm waiting for dinner. We're celebrating Mum's birthday with the typical pancit sotanghon and roasted chicken. It's kind of a family custom.
Of all the cakes I need to finish this coming week.
Donuts. I've been craving donuts this entire week!
Being addicted to lip products is starting to get bad... for my wallet! *laughs*
Before my Singapore trip (which I've yet to blog about) I was scouting around for new stuff to try when I stumbled upon CoffeeandSparklebymimi's YouTube video about the Me Now True Lips Linber Pencils. Needless to say, my interest was piqued and I just needed (and by needed I really mean wanted) to have them...
This set comes packaged in a cute girly little box. It contains 12 shades of lip liners that range from nudes to deeper shades. A list of ingredients is printed on the box and I've researched most of these ingredients out of curiosity. They've gotten good ratings from Paula's Choice and that makes me a happy kid. *chuckles*
Do you want swatches on these babies? Tell me in the comment section below.
Surprise, surprise! Here's another lipstick related post because you all know how much of a lipstick fan I am. These lovely tubes were generously sent to me by Miss Suzanne Africa of Suzanne's Emporium. I received these babies during a really dark time in my life (chos!) and they really did serve as a bright spot during that time.
It's my first time using anything from the KleanColor brand.
These particular lipsticks are from the Madly Matte line.
"The Madly Matte Lipstick is a perfect collection of bold, vivid lip colors with a marvelously matte finish. Lipsticks provide long-wearing comfort without drying lips or feathering. KleanColor presents a grand collection featuring a wide assortment of colors, ranging from muted neutrals to vivacious plums and everything else in between to help you achieve the most dramatic and versatile looks. Color stays true and pout is left incredibly sublime and enviable." - Taken from the website.
I was sent two shades = Fandango & Rosewood.
Rosewood is a medium brick red shade with slight brown undertones.
Fandango is a bright cool purple shade.
What do you think about the shades I got? Tell me in the comment box below.
If you've been a long time follower of my blog then you probably know by now that I love lipsticks. Some girls love eyebrow products to get "on fleek" brows, some are obsessed with foundations to get that perfect flawless looks, some are into palettes of eyeshadows. Well I'm in love with lip products, especially lipsticks. I have a variety of shades and finishes and I can go on and on about the different tubes I have in my collection but today I'm revisiting an old favorite - Wet N Wild Megalast Lipsticks! I've been collecting tubes of this line since 2014! *teehee* Hope you enjoy the swatches!
Beauty Blenders are one of the most talked about makeup tools that I've read about. I've been seeing them everywhere! On my recent trip to Singapore I stopped by a Sephora branch to check some out on numerous occasions. I just couldn't bring myself to shell out nearly $25 (SGD) on a sponge that I would need to chuck out eventually. Right? So till I have enough guts to purchase an original one, I'll gladly settle for a more affordably priced one that I got sent for review purposes! *teehee*
What : Mini Egg Sponge a.k.a. Beauty Blender Replica
Surprise, surprise! I'm back (again!) This time I have short brunette hair with a bit of blonde highlighting going on. Like I said on my last "currently" post, I needed a haircut.
Let's get back up to speed, shall we?
I've been enjoying the summer a lot. Well, except the part where my asthma's back with a vengeance... *lol* The baking business has really kicked off and my dad came home to celebrate my birthday (May12) so I've been really focusing my time with family... Here's a new "currently" post just to get things started.
The Doll's House by M. J. Arlidge
"A young woman wakes up in a cold, dark cellar, with no idea how she got there or who her kidnapper is. So begins her terrible nightmare.Nearby, the body of another young woman is discovered buried on a remote beach. But the dead girl was never reported missing - her estranged family having received regular texts from her over the years. Someone has been keeping her alive from beyond the grave. For Detective Inspector Helen Grace it's chilling evidence that she's searching for a monster who is not just twisted but also clever and resourceful - a predator who's killed before.And as Helen struggles to understand the killer's motivation, she begins to realize that she's in a desperate race against time . . "
This blog post.
Fishy. Yeahp, fishy because I just came back from the local mall with a kilo of Tilapia with me!
Contact lenses again! These are the Forever Classic Green ones by Sparkle. I know they look gray against my medium skin tone but I swear they're green!
About the beach although it's actually cloudy right now. I'd really like to hit the beach again soon before summer is really over.
Emotional. A lot of things have been going on and it can be a bit confusing sorting out all these feelings that I have but I always seem to manage to make it work out in the end.
My hair. It's really low maintenance and I love the way the blonde is still peeking through making it appear as if I have highlights.
A female french bulldog. I've been obsessing over the idea of a new pet. I'd call her Cupcake but if I get a male one, I'd call him Chip, short for chocolate chip. *love!*
Hello everyone! I'm back with a new review on the Wet N Wild Silk Finish Lipsticks!
The ones I have are in the new sleeker packaging (the old one came in silvery tubes) and I'm really excited to share them with you because they're a nice break away from my usual demi matte - matte lipsticks. Let's get started, shall we?
I usually go for matte formulations because I don't like having to retouch my lipstick throughout the day but sometimes (especially now that it's summer!) matte formulas can get a bit too dry for my liking so these silk finish lipsticks are just the thing to chuck into my purse this summer!
* Contains vitamins A & E plus aloe vera. It also has macadamia nut oil for even more hydration. Definitely something good for your lips!
* No taste or smell which is always a good thing for the more sensitive makeup enthusiasts.
* Glides on easily, doesn't tug on your lips and doesn't settle into fine lines.
* Good color pay off which is buildable.
* Comfortable to wear for longer periods.
* The darker shades leave a nice "stain" effect on the lips which I like.
* Affordably priced!
* The clear plastic packaging top has to be lined up "just right" to get it completely shut which can be such a hassle if your in a hurry.
* Like most Wet N Wild lipsticks, the upper top half doesn't completely retract into the tube and I've ended up nicking a few of the lipsticks!
Aside from the few cons, there isn't much more to say about these except that I'd suggest them to those on a budget but would still like to try out something new... Now check out the swatches!
My personal favorites are Retro Pink & Blind Date.
Have you heard of or tried these lipsticks before? What are your thoughts about the Wet N Wild Silk Finish Lipsticks? *winks*
Liquid lipsticks have been all the rage since early 2015. I think my first encounter with this type of product is with the NYX Soft Matte Lip Creams (which I loved!) but they can be a bit pricey.
Over the months I've seen a ton of brands come out with liquid lipstick type products and I've always been intrigued but the thought of splurging so much on a hyped product is a bit off putting till I stumbled upon this new product called Matte in Detail that retails for about P200-250/tube.
I saw these babies first posted by a friend and fellow blogger Deann Sarmiento but they are also available at the Cosmetix website.
Left to Right :D10 Rhea, D9 Jhen, D3 Rox, D7 Naima, D4 Sabrina
The liquid lipstick is housed in a simple small, clear, squared off tube with a small doe-foot applicator that's good enough to spread the product evenly. It can even reach right into the corner of your lips. Let's move on to some more swatches!
Left to Right :D10 Rhea, D9 Jhen, D3 Rox, D7 Naima, D4 Sabrina
Rhea - is a mauvey nude that doesn't wash me out. One of my favorites!
Rox - bright periwinkle-purple shade. Out of my comfort zone but still lovely.
Jhen - is a classic peachy nude. Another one of my favorites. It really brightens my complexion.
Naima - bright pink-magenta shade. Has a very nice summer vibe to it.
Sabrina - is a dark plum shade. Best for evening wear.
Check out my "when worn" swatches!
Sweet melon scent - this is one of the rare times I don't mind a product having a scent.
Lovely velvety texture that glides upon application.
True to tube - what you see is what you get.
Variety of shades.
Dries to a true matte finish.
Good lasting power - up to 5 hours on me (but less if I eat!)
Lighter shades applies a bit patchy, like D10 Rhea.
If your lips are a bit on the dry side, it can cling to the fine lines and make your lips appear more wrinkly. Your best bet is to exfoliate!
Okay, to wrap it all up, here's another photo of me wearing one of my favorite shades - D9 Jhen!
Have any of you tried this product out? What are your thoughts about liquid lipsticks in general? Suggest more products for me to try out! *wink*
If you've been a long time reader of my blog, you'll know by now that I love lip products and that I tend to hoard them especially matte lipsticks & liners. I've been seeing so much of the MeNow Kiss Proof Soft Lipsticks on beauty blogs, beauty vlogs and online shops so naturally I just had to join in the bandwagon albeit a little late.
Why it's so popular? It claims to be a "long lasting lipstick with a cushiony feel. It's matte and highly pigmented for full coverage; creamy nourishing formula won't dry lips; lightweight texture resists cracking and settling into fine lines."
I purchased 7 shades that I thought would go well with my medium light-medium skin tone. I picked out a variety of shades so I could get a feel of the entire line. I think it comes in a total of 19 different shades that range from nudes to pinks to corals to plums and reds...
Left to Right : 008, 006, 016, 009, 012, 003, 013
I'm going to keep this review short and simple.
Affordably priced at P150/each.
Manufacturing date & expiration date are included so you can keep track.
Dries and sets to a very matte finish.
Transfer proof, smudge proof, water proof too!
It has a decent color payoff - even the nude shades.
Has good longevity until it comes across something oil based - like food.
Some shades apply a bit patchy.
Application is a bit of a drag - literally. It tends to tug at your lips, especially in corners.
It has a tendency to set into the lines of your lips making it appear crackly.
This isn't retractable pencil. You'll have to sharpen it and that wastes product.
Janna Joshelle is a 20-something 90's kid who calls herself Jannie. She grew up watching Nickelodeon and Disney channel shows. She mainly blogs about beauty but is in the process of transitioning to a lifestyle&personal blog soon. Oh and she's also a registered nurse that works in the operating room.
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