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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Best of My 2014 Product Round Up

The past year has been amazing. I met people online and offline who are just as addicted to makeup as I am. I, the girl behind her glasses, am extremely thankful to everyone who has taken their time to visit my little corner on the web, liked my posts and commented.

Now, what beauty blog would this be if I don’t list down the most amazing finds I have discovered in 2014? So sit back, relax, grab a cup of tea or hot cocoa, perhaps some biscuits too if you want. Here they are, the best of the best products, in my opinion at least. 😉

FACE

Best of 2014 face products

Primer:

When long hours at work are inevitable and I have to plunge my head on multiple tasks/errands and deadlines, I only trust the Hourglass Veil Mineral Primer (review) to make my makeup last until late into the night. Or when, you know, there’s no time to reapply my makeup for after-work dinner and drinks. In second place is the Purely Cosmetics Oil Absorb Powder (review). Sometimes, I add a little dusting of it if I feel I’m going to be exposed to a more humid environment. It does help in keeping the oilies away for a few more hours. Continue reading

August 2014 Product Round-up

August 2014 Products

I can’t believe August has just ended more than a week ago. The -ber months are already here!

And to tell you the truth, I don’t have much beauty products to share with you that I haven’t shared before except for a few new items I added to my routine. I was mostly splurging on skincare if you must know. But really, once I find a good beauty product, I stick to it religiously… until a better alternative comes along. For the month of August, here are the few most notable products I had been reaching for almost everyday.

Snoe Beauty Hair Heroes Extreme Curl Defining Hair Creme. Between the two styling products I bought last month, I prefer this locally made styling cream to the other one. I like its scent and the non-sticky feeling of the cream but it’s certainly not without some flaws. I’m gathering my thoughts as I type this down so wait for my review. Continue reading

Urban Decay All Nighter Eyeliner in Perversion: An Approved Vice

Urban Decay All Nighter Eyeliner Perversion2

A good eyeliner is hard to find. Admit it. We all want something that is smudgeproof, waterproof and long-wearing. Various promises by different brands are not enough to convince me to try them out unless someone else has testified to the claim. Whether they come in pots, pencils or pens, liquid or gel-like in consistency, the three aforementioned traits are a must. There were some hits and misses. Only a few impressed me.

But then there was Urban Decay.

And they released an eyeliner boasting of a blacker than black shade. Oh boy, was I in trouble.

The Promise:

Draw ultra-shiny, intense lines that are blacker-than-black. Our creamy formula twists up, glides on and dries down to a long-lasting waterproof finish. When you need your eyeliner to really perform, you’ve got to bring in the big guns—and All Nighter Eyeliner delivers. This twist-up liner lays down intense, ultra-shiny, blacker-than-black lines that REALLY last.

Like our award-winning 24/7 Eye Pencils, this soft, CREAMY formula glides on smoothly. And true to its name, once All Nighter Eyeliner dries down, it’s not going anywhere! The waterproof formula won’t smudge or budge. Added bonus: All Nighter Eyeliner contains moisturizing vitamin E and it’s vegan.

All Nighter Eyeliner is great for travel, because it’s easy to apply on the run. (No need to carry around a sharpener or deal with messy pencil shavings!)

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Game Changer Series Vol.2: Urban Decay Naked Skin Foundation

Urban Decay Naked Skin Foundation

GAME CHANGER (n.):

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

I love the idea of makeup that you can barely feel. More so when it doesn’t look like you’ve got any on.

My first encounter with a lightweight foundation was from Urban Decay. After the success of their Naked Palettes, Urban Decay began expanding their ‘Naked’ line starting with a foundation. As someone who had a great experience with the palettes, I just had to jump into that foundation bandwagon.
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