Friday, February 20, 2015



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All information are written based solely on author's personal experiences.

Hello everyone! Sorry for being MIA for the past few weeks, but i'm back to make another blog review for my amazing readers out there ^_^.
I know some of you have a lot of eyeshadows that comes in individual pans, or in every palette you have and some may come in matte to shimmer forms but today I wanna share these beautiful mineral eyeshadows that I recently purchased from VIRGINIA OLSEN

For the packaging the mineral eyeshadows comes in small cube containers which has a silver cap on top with the brands name on. And on the bottom has their each specific names for the mineral eyeshadows:
Each Mineral eyeshadow cost Php 165.00 only.
According to their website Virginia Olsen's mineral makeup are 100 % natural, paraben free, bismuth and talc free, it's pure mineral makeup thats suitable for any woman of age and great for any skin type. 

Their formulations are calming to the skin, making them ideal for women prone to sensitivities; and being fragrance-free, they are particularly compatible with delicate skin, giving a sheer, natural, flawless coverage. Further, our makeup unlocks the therapeutic properties of zinc oxide and the natural sunscreen provided by titanium dioxide.

So here are some mineral eyeshadows that I purchased, starting off I picked three beautiful purple shades that's great for alluring soft contrast colors :
Winter Orchids, Raisa, Lilac
Next I also picked three shades that I prefer for more highlights for my eyes and even for a bit of highlight to my face structures:
Moonlight Star, Fairy dust, Tinkerbelle
For the last eyeshadow I got a dark brown shade that's perfect for lining my upper & lower lash lines.
These mineral eyeshadows are sealed with plastic stickers that prevents them from falling out everywhere once you open each lids. 
Now for each swatches of the mineral eyeshadows:
I noticed that from it's appearance they kind of have a shimmer/y side but the color is bold enough to be shimmer/y. 
After swatching each shades I noticed that the eyeshadows are not too shimmer/y instead they have a sheer finish like not too less or too much but the color's payoff is absolutely pretty because it has a tiny tiny shimmer in it. For the lightest shade which was Raisa and the next medium shade which is Lilac and the last color was a darker shade which was Winter Orchids.
Each color has their own unique sheer finish and one small amount was enough to get the color swatch on the back of my hand.
Next I got these three mineral eyeshadow colors that I said earlier is great for more highlight points for your eyes and face structures like you cheek bones , brow bones and any where were you want highlights for your face.
 The first shade which was Tinkerbelle has a sheer semi- matte finish while for Moonlight Star and Fairydust are on the sheer shimmer finish side. 
For the last color which is the Choco Eyeliner :
 First I thought it was going to have dark color finish to it but I was impressed with its color swatch it's not too dark and has also a semi-matte finish to it. 

Now for my Final Verdict:


Each mineral eyeshadow cost very affordable at Php 165.00 only

♦ They come in unique containers with a secured plastic stick ons that will help prevent the eyeshadows from falling all over the place.

Each mineral eyeshadows has no strange weird smell at all.

For the swatches they have a smooth textured finish.

♦ They don't fade.

♦ With just a small amount of product that's enough to use because of its bold color payoff and sheer finish you can build the color to achieve the color finish you want. 

♦ It's versatile to use, you either use your fingers or a brush to apply the eyeshadows.

NONE! :)

Ever tried any mineral eyeshadows? How well did it go for you? share & comment down below lovelies! :)
Till next time as always Take care & "simply love life always"

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

e.l.f Studio Baked Blush | REVIEW + SWATCH


The author is not paid to write this post. 
All information are written based solely on author's personal experiences.

In cosmetics blushes are typically used by women to give color to their cheeks and give that glowing youthful looking appearance. There's about four (4) types of blushes that I know which are, Powder finish, cream, liquid and tinted blushes. But there's also the baked blush that I wanted to try out for my self. So I purchased three (3) baked blushes from and these blushes are from e.l.f cosmetics.  Their website has a lot of authentic make brands to choose from with a cheap price, if your a beauty enthusiast then check their website,you can also follow them on their instagram @theprimppad .

Here's the blushes that I have purchased & I got 3 baked blushes:
MORE INFO about the Baked Blush:
Product Name: Studio Baked Blush 
Brand: e.l.f 


Passion pink, Peachy Cheeky , Rich Rose

Price: Php 168.00 per pc.
Net Weight:  6g
What does it do?
The soft and shimmering colour of our Baked Blush creates a natural healthy glow. Baked in an oven, these blushes offer rich pigmentation for a beautiful effect. The long-lasting formula provides a gorgeous, smooth and even application.


Using a brush, apply to the apples of the cheeks for a subtle wash of colour. Or dampen a brush and blend in for a more vibrant effect. Build colour for desired look.

Mica, Talc, Nylon-12, Aluminum Starch Octenylsuccinate, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Paraffinum Liquidum (mineral oil), Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Dimethicone, Magnesium Aluminum Silicate, Tocopheryl Acetate (Ve), Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Rosa Canina (Rose Hip) Fruit Oil, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Argania Spinosa Kernel Oil , Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil, Phenoxyethanol, Methylparaben. May Contain: Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491 , CI 77492 , CI 77499), Ultramarine Violet (CI 77077), Manganese Violet (CI 77742), Ferric Ferrocyanide (CI 77510), Tin Oxide (CI 77861), Yellow No.5 Lake (CI 19140), Red No.40 Lake (CI 16035), Red No.7 Lake (CI 15850), Blue No.1 Lake (CI 42090).

For the packaging, the blushes are in their studio line which is very chic because they come in a black sleek boxes, and on the front you can already see the blushes.
Inside the box, they're secured with each plastic bases that's beneath them and this is to prevent the blushes from moving around the box and sliping out from the box. 
Here's how the actual baked blushes looks like, they come in a black container with a plastic transparent lid. Each blush is formed uniquely small enough to fit on the container, because of their shapes they remind me like mini hills. But they're not too bulky looking they're actually thin just to fit for our makeup bags.
I noticed that these blushes were created beautifully because I can tell from it's appearance they are very pigmented.
For the first baked blush, passion pink has a mixture of deep kinda of bronze/ orange color 
which I prefer using this on a summers hot days, because this will definitely give me that beach/y bronzed glow. 
The second color which is called peachy cheeky , the color has a sun kissed peach color but a  bit shimmer/y. This I could also use alone for a sun kissed glow on a summer day.
 For last blush which is Rich Rose, the color has slightly blue under tones with also pink tones, the color also consist of shimmers and also so pigmented. I could honestly wear this on a gloomy day because on cold weathers I wanna have those kind'a frost bites like your cheeks are freezing cold and just turns slightly pinkish.


- The packaging is professionally made
- It's not too bulky for your makeup bag
- each color is really pigmented with just one swatch of my finger
- each blush has shimmers in it to give you that youthful glow/y appearance
- Doesn't have any manufactured smell at all
- Price is affordable for a studio line blush

- Each blush has minimal fall outs due to the shimmers in it
- doesn't come with a brush neither a mirror

Overall each blush has its own color payoff that's so beautiful for any type of skin tones. But it's best to apply the baked blushes with a brush for a lot more control, because they are very pigmented.

Will you repurchase the Baked Blushes?

Maybe, because i'm not a very big fan of blushes with shimmer's in it I prefer the powder finish ones because shimmer blushes doesn't look to attractive on me. But I love how each color creates a washed color for my cheeks.

Which do you prefer for your blushes Baked?Cream?Liquid? or powder finish?

 Till next time as always Take care & "simply love life always"

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Ever Bilena Matic Brow Liner | Review + Swatch


The author is not paid to write this post. 
All information are written based solely on author's personal experiences.

Every girl has their own thing when it comes to their brows, some may use powders for that natural full looking brows , and some may use brow liners for more definition and fast application. On my previous post I mentioned How to fix my brows and using my powder brow kit was one of my remedies that I had to give myself a more natural looking brows. I had at least three shades of brow liners that comes in pencil forms but I wanted to try myself a brow liner that's automatic that I can just twist the base and pop goes the liner.

I was in the mood for looking for a good brow liner and luckily for me I came at the ever Bilena's corner and check to see what's new. They've released their new brow liners that was called the Matic Brow Liner 's.
MORE INFO about the Brow Liner:

Brand: Ever Bilena
Made in: Germany
Shade/s: Available shades are: Earth &  Midnight
Price: Php 180.00
What does it do?

These are retractable liners are specially made for better precision.
It's a longwearing brow liner that allows you to accurately fill-in your brows. 
(Credits INFO to their Facebook page : )

Cyclopentasiloxane , Paraffin, Diisostearyl Dimer Dilinoleate , PEG - 6 Beeswax, Ozokerite, Hydrogenatred Castor Oil, Ceresin, Tocopherol, Retinyl Palmitate, Ascorbyl Palmitate, May contain : Mica (CI 77019) , Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891) Red Iron Oxide (CI 77491) , Yellow Iron Oxide (CI 77492), Black iron Oxide (CI 77499), Bismuth OXychloride (CI 77163)

For the packaging, the liner comes in a black sleek color, with their brand name logo and name of the product. On the bottom of the liner comes with it's shade color, this will help you check what the color actually looks like.
Once you open the lid you can already see the liner :
I choose the right shade which is earth since the color that I swatched came out perfectly for that light brown that I want. ^_^ The liner was easy to swatch on the back of my hand because it glides smoothly and consist a wax in it. 

1.  I started to outline first below my brows
2. The outlining on the top of my arch
3. Outlining my brows is much easier for me to fill in the spares of my brows.
4. Then I lightly fill-in my brows with the liner
5. Filling them in with a light handed, is just enough since the product is very pigmented.

6. The with my spooley,
7. Blending the product with my brow hairs 
8. tadaaa! Even looking brows, blended well together ^_^

I used the brow liner for the whole week and here are my Pros & Cons..


- The liner isn't heavy at all, it's light weight which is easy to hold on
- It has a pigmented color, a little comes a long way. 
- Glides smoothly on my brows since it the consistency has wax which is easier for me to use for my brows.
- Got the right shade since the color isn't that too dark or light for my brows. The shade Earth is just perfect for skin tones like : Meztisa's. Medium-Fair tones also. 
- Doesn't dry up my brow hairs 
- Doesn't have that STINK/Y smell at all.
- Easy to use,just by twisting the base and the product will just come out just easily.
- Gives me a perfect precision for my Brows, this is actually good for my RUSH-DAILY basis ^_^
- No need to wear a brow gel to set, it can last alone even if your sweating, the brow liner is still there and doesn't just fade. 


- It's not smudge proof.
- Has only two shades

Overall, I like how the Matic Brow Liner worked for my brows since it's much easier for me now to fix my brows if i'm on the-go and in a rush this baby is one of my life saver! ^_^

Will you repurchase the Matic Brow Liner? 

If you tried the Matic Brow Liner how did it make your brows easier to fill in?
   Till next time as always Take care & "simply love life always"