CoverGirl TruNaked Nudes and Goldens Eyeshadow Palettes

I got my hands on the CoverGirl TruNaked Nudes and Goldens eyeshadows palettes before they were released here because I couldn’t wait. Actually, I didn’t have a good experience with an affordable/drugstore eyeshadow. It was a quad of neutrals that looked muddy on me and would darken over hours of wear. I didn’t like it. But I hate not using makeup or putting makeup to waste, so I just used the dark shades for my eyebrows. Since then, my eyeshadows of choice were from high-end brands. But the postive reviews on the CoverGirl TruNaked palettes got me intrigued and their swatches were promising.

CoverGirl only had three TruNaked palettes at the time–Nudes, Goldens, and Roses. I would have gotten Roses too, but I wasn’t into pinks. Read on further for a review per palette. 🙂

An engineer, gamer, aspiring photographer, and musician (former maybe?) who still keeps a journal and loves her dalmatian. She can’t be without coffee, tea, and wine. Also, of course, makeup! She lives a life in gratitude. Know her, connect with her on Twitter, Instagram, & Snapchat.

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FOTD: Charming–A daytime/work look

#sorrynotsorry about my messy hair. I don’t comb often. 😛

Around two weeks ago, I posted in our Instagram Stories an MOTD.

An engineer, gamer, aspiring photographer, and musician (former maybe?) who still keeps a journal and loves her dalmatian. She can’t be without coffee, tea, and wine. Also, of course, makeup! She lives a life in gratitude. Know her, connect with her on Twitter, Instagram, & Snapchat.

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Project Pan 2018

I’m finally doing a project pan!

Until a couple of years ago, I always had to empty or hit pan before I buy new makeup. Eventually, with all the seemingly good releases and my unexpected liking for Dior, I’ve amassed a lot of makeup that emptying or hitting pan has become a challenge. So I’m doing that challenge this year. Not to buy new ones–except skincare, of course–but to lessen clutter and make way for still unopened makeup.

Before 2017 ended, I already listed the makeup and skincare I want to use up this 2018. Some like contour and bronzers could be really difficult to hit pan on, but I will do my best!

An engineer, gamer, aspiring photographer, and musician (former maybe?) who still keeps a journal and loves her dalmatian. She can’t be without coffee, tea, and wine. Also, of course, makeup! She lives a life in gratitude. Know her, connect with her on Twitter, Instagram, & Snapchat.

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FOTN: My Little Pony

I couldn’t help myself that I ordered directly from Colourpop‘s website a couple from their My Little Pony Collection, since I sometimes get from resellers (to support them). Man, my childhood in makeup! ♥ I was very excited when I first heard about the collection. 😀

I usually do swatches first for the blog and Instagram before I actually use new makeup, but I just had to use the eyeshadow palette right away. Oh, before I show my FOTN selfies, I’d like to remind that I always let my brows grow and keep them that way until I feel they need to be groomed. Anyway… On to the photos!

An engineer, gamer, aspiring photographer, and musician (former maybe?) who still keeps a journal and loves her dalmatian. She can’t be without coffee, tea, and wine. Also, of course, makeup! She lives a life in gratitude. Know her, connect with her on Twitter, Instagram, & Snapchat.

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What’s in my skin care kit? — US Trip 2017

This post was supposed to be published one week into my vacation, but my brain cells and eyes wouldn’t cooperate whenever I return to the hotel. Each day was just exhausting. Now it’s been a week since I returned to the PH and… I really should publish this already. Also, WordPress for iOS is shitty. Media uploads don’t work 99% of the fucking time!

Anyway, I brought the skincare I only need, which is still everything that’s part of my morning and evening routines. 😆 Except, most are from different brands and not my usual or go-to.

An engineer, gamer, aspiring photographer, and musician (former maybe?) who still keeps a journal and loves her dalmatian. She can’t be without coffee, tea, and wine. Also, of course, makeup! She lives a life in gratitude. Know her, connect with her on Twitter, Instagram, & Snapchat.

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My kikay kit from the recent waterfalls and lake outing

My office had its annual outing a couple of weekends ago. I was in charge of our itinerary, so I planned visits to an underground cemetery, spring water falls, a man-made lake, and an organic farm. Details of the outing will be in my blog. Instead, let me show you the makeup I brought.

An engineer, gamer, aspiring photographer, and musician (former maybe?) who still keeps a journal and loves her dalmatian. She can’t be without coffee, tea, and wine. Also, of course, makeup! She lives a life in gratitude. Know her, connect with her on Twitter, Instagram, & Snapchat.

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FOTD: Flamboyant (a quick office makeup look)

This has been my go-to makeup look last month. It’s quick and easy with only few products to use. 🙂

An engineer, gamer, aspiring photographer, and musician (former maybe?) who still keeps a journal and loves her dalmatian. She can’t be without coffee, tea, and wine. Also, of course, makeup! She lives a life in gratitude. Know her, connect with her on Twitter, Instagram, & Snapchat.

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FOTN: Shabby Chic

I call this look “Shabby Chic” because of the lip color. ☺ Excuse the pimple and tiny bumps btw because my face went through purging.

Laura Mercier Oil-Free Foundation Primer
Maybelline FitMe Matte & Poreless Foundation
Essence Camouflage Concealer
CoverGirl trunaked nudes — Shell (all over lid up to brow bone), Sable (lower half of lid and lower lash line), Coffee (socket), Fawn (on top of Coffee), Mink (inner corner and lower lash line)
Detail Make Over Duo Liquid Eyeliner and Eyebrow Pen
Essence Lash & Brow Gel Mascara
CoverGirl The Super Sizer Mascara
Sleek Matte Me in Shabby Chic

An engineer, gamer, aspiring photographer, and musician (former maybe?) who still keeps a journal and loves her dalmatian. She can’t be without coffee, tea, and wine. Also, of course, makeup! She lives a life in gratitude. Know her, connect with her on Twitter, Instagram, & Snapchat.

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January 2017 Favorites

It’s another month, another year and as usual, here are our favorites. Well, Shabby’s and mine at the least. 😉 Let’s start on Shabby’s list with the…

Joiz is a single mom, photographer and blogger with work experience in IT business analysis, SEO and Web Design & Development. She is the girl behind joiz.org, a visual art enthusiast, and a lover of sleep. She has an unhealthy addiction to key rings, Legos, miniatures, breakfast food and any cheesy bacon-y things. If you want to connect, you can follow her on Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter.

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theBalm Meet Matt(e) Hughes

Holiday beauty gifts and buys

I’ll start with the gifts.

Burt’s Bees Honey Lip Balm with Vitamin E and Ultra Conditioning Lip Balm with Kokum Butter

Burt's Bees lip balms
Burt’s Bees Ultra Conditioning and Honey Lip Balms

I received these from the exchange gift at Team Aguhon’s Christmas dinner. They came in boxes that can be hung to a Christmas tree. Such a cute idea to instead of placing them under. I already started to use the Ultra Conditioning Lip Balm and it works nice under lipsticks. Lipsticks go smooth and even over it and prevents lip dryness especially from lipsticks that do dry then out.

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