Monday, November 28, 2011

Comparison: Eye Primer (Nars, E.L.F. && Etude House)

Nars Pro-Prime Smudge Proof Eyeshadow Base (0.26 oz)

What I like: 
-> Product looks white but applies clear
-> Applies velvety smooth
-> color looks vibrant
-> eyeshadow lasted and looked the same all day.

What I don't like:
-> 24$
-> hard to tell if product is almost out
-> the rubbery packaging attracts mess && is hard to clean. 

The thinnest formula among the 3, it is easy to spread and can withstand light water 

E.L.F. Mineral Eye Primer (0.15 oz) 

What I like:
-> Only cost $3 (The essential one cost $1 for 0.17oz)
-> Works good enough
-> Easy to see how much product left.

What I don't like:
-> does not dry clear
-> color not as vibrant
-> Does not last all day, probably a couple of hours depending on the weather
-> The sponge on the applicator seems thin, and it gets a little pokey

This does not give the same vibrant color impact of Nars, and does not last all day (3-5 hours?), but for the price it is good enough for an everyday primer.

Etude House Proof 10 Eye Primer (0.35 oz)

What I like:
-> Works like Nars (Wear/Vibrancy/Application)
-> color looks more shiny
-> Packaging looks cute
-> Softest applicator compared to the others
-> Easy to see how much product left

-> Availability
-> Price (depends on where you buy it, sells for 17$ in
-> hard to get out the product after a while.

Compared to Nars, it does not last as long... but it does make my eyeshadows look more shiny. The price really depends on where you buy it, I got a relative to buy this for me in the Philippines for around $7 which is way cheaper than buying in amazon or yesstyle, I've seen it sell for $7 in ebay straight from korea. 


L-R: Nars, ELF, Etude House

I used LA colors eyeshadow on the swatches above, they apply very light.. almost no color at all (see in between), Obviously Nars made the colors vibrant, ELF did a poor job here (but it works good for my darker eyeshadows), Etude looks washed out because of the lighting but it looks as good as the Nars in person.

Note: E.L.F and Etude House are both cruelty-free

Monday, November 21, 2011

Review: Maybelline Baby Lips Lip Balm

Disclaimer: The following products were sent to me as a bzzagent for feedback and review purpose.

... continuing from my last post, this post will be about the Baby Lips Lip Balm. (MSRP 3.99)

There are six varities available, and I was sent five: Peppermint, Quenched, Peach Kiss, Cherry me, and Pink Punch (not pictured above, I gave it to my Aunt) and Grape Vine (which I do not have)

L-R: Peppermint, Quenched, Peach kiss (tinted), Cherry Me (tinted)

According to Maybelline, these lip balms will visibly renew lips, provide 8 hours of hydration, and contains SPF 20.  

At first I thought that they would be strongly flavored as their name suggest it, but suprising enough there is little to no flavoring. Cherry Me had the strongest flavor and scent, Peppermint has no scent but has a slight minty flavor, while personally I think both Peach Kiss and Quenched has no scent or flavor. These do not last 8 hours for me, but they do last longer than my other lip balms.

-> Contains SPF 20
-> Average wear last longer than most lip balms
-> The scent and flavor is subtle.
-> Packaging is colorful, playful, and cute.
-> sheer color

-> Packaging does look cute but not in public. too cute and young

*Update* Even though the brand test on animals, I have kept using this product. This is overall a good product,and the tinted ones are a huge plus.

Note: This brand test on animals

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Review: Maybelline Great Lash Lots of Lashes

Disclaimer: The following products were sent to me as a bzzagent for feedback and review purpose.

The most recent campaign I was included in as a Bzzagent was the Maybelline Baby Lips and Lots of Lashes, In my kit I was sent 5 Great lash mascara, and 5 of the babylips lip balm. This review will focus on the Great Lash Mascara and the babylips will be reviewed after.

I know the original great lash is a top favorite, I tried but it wasn't for me. but since I received this in my kit and saw the new wand design, I had to give it a try again.

Formula wise, I think that it is the same as the original one. It seperates, and lengthens, looks nice and natural. But it takes a while to dry, smudges easily, and any water near results in horrible racoon eyes. The only thing I liked about this new one is the new wand design, it was easier to apply and reach the sides of my lashes, and was perfect for coating individual lower lashes.

What I like:
-> Lengthens
-> Seperate lashes/ no thick clumps
-> Looks Natural
-> wand is small enough to reach all of my lashes
-> easy to coat lower lashes

What I don't like :
-> It takes a while to dry
-> Smudges
-> Not water proof

As much as I love the way my lashes look using this, I need a waterproof formula since I use eyedrops frequently throughout the day. Hopefully Maybelline comes out with a
 waterproof formula with this wand in the future.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Late Halloween Post

Halloween is over but here are some photos of my not so little boy dressed up as a  bee. With his attitude he is more suited to be called a killer bee.

Mochi The Killer Bee

I felt like he was very embarassed with the costume, he wouldn't look at me and kept turning his back from the camera.

This was his expression the whole time...  (━┳━__━┳━)

After I kept insisting on taking a nice picture of him, he finally gave up. (●´∀`●)

Shopping day

There is no "too early" to wakeup when it comes to shopping. My Aunt and Uncle are visiting from the Philippines and since they came here to shop... we spent the day wandering around the Outlet mall, spent almost 8 hours out! Love having my Uncle and Aunt as a shopping buddy, first time I saw the car trunk full. I think my Uncle shopped the most? I was a little sad about my lipstick purchases (I have too many nudes =.=) and forgetting to buy candied/caramel apples... but happy with the tops I purchased, the pretty bags, new baking equipments, and of course the Green tea frappe! love love <3 

Another visitor will be visiting us this coming Wednesday, my momma's childhood friend, she is apparently a very amusing lady... so we shall see. 

Next post... Universal Studio-Harry Potter trip, and hopefully some Orlando mall hauls.