Heroine Make Long & Curl Mascara | Review

Heroine Make Volume & Curl Mascara

Before I started blogging, my holy grail mascara has been Benefit’s They’re Real. But then being a mascara, having a life span of 3 months, the inevitable finally happened, it dried out on me and since a single tube costs more than a thousand peso, I went and tried every mascara I encountered with the hopes that I can find a cheaper replacement.

I think I finally did.

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Swatch Day Sunday Vol.3: Getting Bronze-y

Bronzer Collection

Hi, my name is Nikki and I’m a bronzer addict.

Isn’t that how those support groups usually introduce themselves? Admission of an addiction, as they say, is the first step. It has been around 2 years since I first used a bronzer — the MAC Prolongwear Bronzer. And my makeup life has never been the same.

For this episode of Swatch Day Sunday, I bring you some of my bronzers.

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Game Changer Series Vol.7: Silicone Free For A Happy Skin

Happy Skin Second Skin Creme Foundation

GAME CHANGER (n.):

     an event, idea, or procedure that effects a significant shift in the current manner of doing or thinking about something.

There was a time when I thought that no foundation would ever suit my skin. Insert sad face here.

Of course this was before I got into Dermatology.

The problem was when I use a certain foundation, I’d either get bumps on my face immediately or after a couple days and I always attributed that to stress, the climate or a certain time of the month. It wasn’t until a friend of mine mentioned how she was sensitive to the silicones in some foundations that got me thinking maybe it’s the same with me.

And so began a not-quite long journey on discovering silicone-free foundations. It was touch and go for a while, trying out different brands until Happy Skin Cosmetics launched their line last 2013. Continue reading

Catrice Absolute Nude Eyeshadow Palette | Review

Catrice Absolute Nude Eyeshadow Palette

When you say eyeshadow palette, I immediately think of any nude or neutral shades.

I feel like I’m on a mission to scout for the best among the high-ends and drugstore brands.

So yes, this is another nude palette review. Avert your eyes now if you’re sick of those but for the rest of you nude fanatics, click on to read about one of Catrice’s products.

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Inglot YSM Foundation #41 and #49 | Review

Inglot YSM Foundation3

When a friend told me it was okay to borrow some of her makeup, it was like a green light went off in my mind. I did not hesitate at all. One of the items she let me use was her Inglot YSM Foundation which she rarely reaches for because her acidic skin turns it darker after a few hours. Honestly, I first tried this back at the Inglot store in SM Mall of Asia and I was impressed from the start that I promised I’d go back for it. But being a busy bee, I hadn’t had the time to.

Seeing as how it didn’t oxidize on my skin, my friend up and gave her two tubes to me! Thankfully, one was the shade matched to me in the store. Continue reading