Monday, September 1, 2014

EOTD: Locked in a Haze

Happy first day of September! So excited for this particular month because 1) it's my favorite month, and 2). it's my birth month! Last month, I was thinking of what to post for September and I toyed with the idea of doing EOTDs. I initially wanted to do a 30-day EOTD spree but my right eye can only take so much. You know,"the spirit is willing but the body right eye is weak". So I settled for something I know I can accomplish: a 14-day EOTD spree leading up to my birthday on the 15th. I still haven't decided whether I'll do an EOTD or an FOTD on my birthday so I guess it'll be a surprise. Anyway, here the first look!

The main shadow I used was San San's Charcoal Brown and it amazed me how different it looks when layered on top of a colored base. I used a silver pencil as a base and Charcoal Brown looked like a metallic brown; so pretty! When layered on top of a brown, its brown tones are definitely highlighted and when it's layered on top of a black base, it looks really smokey. Love it!

Products Used:
Too Faced Shadow Insurance
The Body Shop Eye Definer in 12: Shimmering Steel (base, smudged all over the lid)
San San shadow in Charcoal Brown (lid, on top of Shimmering Steel; lower lashline)
NYX unnamed dark brown shadow (outer third of the lid)
Cosmoprof Brown shadow (crease)
Urban Decay shadow in Kinky (brow bone highlight)
Maybelline Gel Liner in Black
Maybelline Volum' Express Hypercurl Cat Eyes
Sasatinnie Falsie in 08 Fantasy (cut in half, applied on the outer corner)

Friday, August 29, 2014

Nail of the Week: essence Re-Mix Your Style Nail Polish in 05 Maybe I'm Amazed

Hi y'all! Just gonna share the polish I'll be sporting for the next few days. This is one of the polishes I got from essence's Re-Mix your Style collection (released 2011). The nail polishes were on sale in Watsons Takashimaya so I thought to pick up a few.

Maybe I'm Amazed is a pretty purple, orchid-y shade. My eyes might be fooling me but it seems that this polish has a pinkish/pink-red undertone to it. I really like this color as it somewhat fits any season. I wore this last summer and here I am wearing it again during the rainy season. Anyhow, I do have some issues with it. It's somewhat sheer and patchy. Just when you thought you coated a nail perfectly, a spot appears out of nowhere, making you feel inadequate in applying nail polish. Haha! But hey, nothing a 2nd or 3rd layer can't cover up right?

I applied three coats of polish to achieve a dark plummy color on my nails, the shade I desire. On the photos above, my polish looks brighter. That's what I'm talking about the polish fitting in any season. When it's bright and sunny, the shade looks like a pretty purple-pink polish but when it's a bit dark and there's no sunlight involved, it looks plummy. Application might be a bit tricky but in my opinion, the trouble's worth it.

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Friday, August 22, 2014

My Favorite Pack: Bioré Pore Pack Black

One of the items I seem to always have and use is a nose pore strip. My nose, no doubt, is a rough patch made of all kinds of dirt I first acquired during my teen years. Because that rough patch bothered me so much that time, I finally caved in and bought my first pack of pore strips. And I guess you could say I never looked back.