Christmas gifts for myself are from the Laura Mercier Holiday 2013 Collection

Top, left to right: Luxe Colour Wardrobe Dual Decker Colour for Eyes & Cheeks, Bold Brights Mini Lip Glacé Collection
Bottom: Lip color and face shimmer cremes, Almond Coconut Milk Souffle Body Creme, face primer, and a mascara — All freebies from the purchase

I’m so happy. 😀 I have set my eyes on the Laura Mercier Holiday 2013 Collection for weeks and weeks. I did my best to restrain myself; see if I can sleep it off for many nights. There were days I forgot about it, but the moment I checked the Laura Mercier store in Glorietta 3, I knew I just have to get ONE. Either the double decker or bold brights and both were hard to resist, so… I got BOTH.

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Urban Decay Spring 2012 Collection

Urban Decay’s releases this spring are permanent, so I guess there’s no need to rush when you want some, if not all, of these. 🙂

24/7 Concealer Pencil in CIA, DEA, FBI, NSA, ATF, DOD, KGB, M16

The last four are their new shades. They’re shades for the brown and tan skin. I may need one of those especially after beach fun times. 😛

Super-Saturated High Gloss Lip Color in Apocalypse

Super-Saturated High Gloss Lip Color in Lovechild

Love Child is a pale baby pink. I like the color and I usually like that shade, but I think I can find a lot of dupes of it.

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First NYX purchase

I don’t think NYX is a popular brand. Unless you’re really into cosmetics, you would have definitely heard of them. NYX has a huge line of cosmetics. They’re known for their affordability. Based on the NYX website:

NYX offers the best quality of cosmetics at attractive prices. Yes, that’s right, you can splurge without guilt. This has made NYX the fastest growing cosmetic company in the United States. The ultramodern and stylish packaging fused with the huge selection of highly pigmented colors continues to catch the eyes of many hip and sophisticated makeup gurus and has become a fave in their kits.

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Venomous Villains Collection by MAC and Disney

I’m trying so hard to get rid of my writing slump. I’ve been days late to post this since the international release of the Venomous Villains Collection. Anyway, good luck to me as I try to get my lazy ass back to blogging. 😛 Oh, be warned that this post is graphic-heavy.

Disney villains

Disney villains

The cases alone of these beauty products will make you want them all.

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Urban Decay 2010 Fall Collection

Urban Decay Fall 2010 Collection

Urban Decay 2010 Fall Collection

Urban Decay just released their Fall 2010 Collection last June 29, 2010. Eye makeup lovers might ♥ the palettes. 😀

Naked Palette

Left to right: Virgin, Sin, Naked, Sidecar, Buck, Half Naked, Smog,
Darkhorse, Toasted, Hustle, Creep, Gunmetal
Double-ended eyeliner in Zero (black) and Whiskey (brown)

The new and exclusive shades are Virgin, Buck, Darkhorse, Hustle, and Creep. The other shades are either permanent or have been included in previous UD palettes/Book of Shadows. Toasted, Creep, and Gunmetal look nice, don’t you think? I so want the palette. I’m getting it if I have extra funds and if it’s still available by then. 😛

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Etude House Juicy Pop Tube #13

Last month, I blogged about my Etude House Juicy Pop Tube purchase.

Juicy Pop Tube #13

The Etude House Juicy Pop Tube costs only PhP128 which is about $3 or less. I tested about 3 or 4 tubes and chose the shimmery pink — the #13.

Turns out to be sheer and hardly made my lips look pink. I wasn’t expecting it to be pigmented, but not as disappointing as this. Also, it has too much glitters. I squeezed out a gunk of glitter one time. I wiped that off and, when I applied on my lips, my lips still became silver. *facepalms* That pissed me off because the glitters were hard to remove. Eventually, I learned that if you have the tube placed vertically in your pouch or bag, the cap part should be upward so the glitters would settle at the bottom.

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Snapdragon lips

My Snapdragon lipstick is too dry and hard to apply. This is the only matte lipstick I have and it’s making me dislike matte lipsticks generally. 🙁 Such a waste to throw it away, I thought I’d do a little ‘test’.

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Products used:

  • Max Factor Lip conditioner
  • Estee Lauder Snapdragon Lipstick
  • Lavshuca RD-1 Lip gloss

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The staying power of the lipstick is about 2 hours tops. I guess whatever ingredient that should have made it glide smoothly or give a bit of shine has dried out. When I did the ‘test’, it lasted for hours even when I had a big cup of tea. The lip gloss is a match for the lipstick. 😀

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Lavshuca RD-1 lipgloss review

As what I read from various beauty blogs, it’s true that Japanese lip glosses are flavorless and scentless. All my lip glosses are flavored and some are even scented. The Lavshuca is so alien to me. *lol*

Lavshuca RD-1

The color may be red, but it’s almost transparent with a hint of pink. I was right with my hunch that it won’t be like my Estee Lauder and Clinique lip glosses wherein the colors are visible on the lips like how a lipstick would be.

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