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fall favorites

We just finished the prenup shoot! ❤ So, I am back to blogging.

I’m just sharing the products that make me feel happy, pretty, girly-girl awesome. Even if I am a frazzled mess. 

Nothing soothes my nerves quite like looking good.

Shallow, I know. But honey that is my therapy!

It sure is irrational that I go and get a lot of products and not use them everyday, I only use them on weekends. But I am still a girl and I’m just fascinated by makeup, dresses, and nail polish. Being pretty in general, like it would improve my quality of life?! 

So, these are rightfully my fall favorites.

taken with my mobile phone- pardon the picture quality.

Since it’s fall season I darkened up my lips a notch. Currently alternating L’Oreal Paris collection star by Freida Pinto in Pure Rouge and Mac Rebel. These colors make me look polished and mature even if I only have baby powder on my face. -Added bonus: they make my teeth and skin look a lot whiter.

On my eyes, I am still on a roll with smokey eyes as it makes my tiny eyes look bigger and more awake. So the Urban Decay Naked Smoky eye shadow palette my cousin Jackie sent me gets a lot of love. I even managed to use it to create light eyes. 

Depending on the color of the metal accessories I wear, I got metallic nail polish to match on my very short child like nails. I am using Zoya in Ziv (gold) and Trixy (silver). The nail polish is to add a bit of festive sparkle, after all it is only a few weeks to Christmas.

 

*All my reviews, opinions, and other stuff expressed here are my own and based on my own experience with the product. This is not a sponsored post, I paid for these (from) my own pocket, save for the eye shadows those were gifed to me by my cousin. 

 


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electric blue eyes: playing with Etude Play 101 pencils

Being an artist, I absolutely love color pencils (ever since I got hold of them). And I always had a thing for glitter. Combine those two and I am sold. This time, I got three! My latest loot are three of the play 101 (eye) pencils from the Korean brand Etude House.

There are 50 shades of these pencils, and they have different uses. These pencils can act as a concealer, a blusher, use it for contouring, as an eyeliner, color your eyebrows with it, use it as an eye shadow, highlighter or lip color. 

PLAY

So, now for the review my new color pencils. I got numbers 28, 36, and 48. I got these shades, as I was actually inspired by the cool Chanel resort 2014 make up and wanted to make my own version of it.

similar to this please!

similar to this please!

I wanted something like that but subtler and more wearable.

So here the pencils are swatched on my skin. (I am a nc20-25 for reference)

Told you I love glitter.

Told you I love glitter.

These pencils are creamy! And very pigmented. To emulate the look and make it softer I opted to use brown instead of a black (so this will still be appropriate for a fun daytime look), the blue goes under the eye, and the pale pink on the inner corners of the eyes to get the eyes to look brighter.

to illustrate

to illustrate

I then finished the look with a pale pink lip color.

I loved the pencils! They were portable and easy to use. they also come with a sharpener! The colors stayed in place, no smudging on me. My only gripe was, it is a pain to take it all off. I washed/wiped it off, twice but I still had remnants of the eyeliner on my eyes the next day.

*Price? 348php per pencil. But I got mine for less as I got my best friend to get these for me during her recent trip to Korea. 

*All my reviews, opinions, and other stuff expressed here are my own and based on my own experience with the product. This is not a sponsored post, I paid for this (from) my own pocket.