Monday, June 29, 2015

Review: L'Oreal Miss Manga Mascara By False Lash

The mascara fever is still on! You know how mascara is an indispensable part of my makeup routine. I can skip eyeliner, foundation or even lipstick, but NEVER mascara. Mascara is the easiest way to perk up my look and make my eyes pop without looking overly done. That combined with the love for cute anime eyes, and we got ourselves the newest L'Oreal Miss Manga Mascara By False Lash!
Product Description:

Achieve an instant doll lash look with the new Miss Manga mascara by False Lash. The secret behind Miss Manga is its patented conic arched brush. This curved brush with an extra thin tip easily catches even the shortest lashes and bottom lashes, curling them from the root. Also, its Asia-specific formula delivers a perfect curl hold that is 24-hour long-lasting and 12-hour sweat proof.

Review: Cynos Intense Repair Haircare Range

To make it up to for being MIA, I'll be scheduling some of your most requested reviews. Now, you know how much of a hair color addict I am. I keep my hair straight and to keep it look a lot less boring, I switch my hair color every other month or so. Some of my long-time readers often ask how I keep my hair healthy enough to be dyed a new color with minimal breakage. Here's my honest to goodness answer; I regularly switch products, like in my skincare routine, so that my hair wouldn't be "immuned" to their active properties that make them great.

I recently came across another great haircare range and this one is especially designed for damaged hair. And seeing how damaged and brittle my hair is, I know I'm in dire need of expert help before I get the chance to color my hair again. Introducing my current favorite: Cynos Intense Repair Haircare Range!
Product Description:
The pH balancing formula is specifically formulated for damaged hair fibers. It is sulphate free, enriched with conditioners and green tea extract, gently cleanses hair whilst helps restore strength, improves manageability and shine, returns damaged hair to its optimal level of health.

Friday, June 26, 2015

Review: EB Advance Supreme Lipsticks + Giveaway

I was supposed to publish this review [and giveaway] yesterday but, as always; I got too caught up with my current read. I have the tendency to get too consumed by the book I'm reading that I often forget to do stuff, haha. I'm currently reading the last of Stephanie Perkins' book, Isla and the Happily Ever After. It's a really sweet novel.. something to get me through the traumatizing end of the Divergent series. I have an awfully huge crush on Four so.. <3 No spoilers, though! Anyway, that's what I've been up to lately.. please excuse the lack of updates. :)
EB Advance is a new brand not to be confused with the famous local drugstore brand Ever Bilena. From what I've seen, EB Advance seems like the more expensive version of the previous brand. And basing from these EB Advance Supreme Lipsticks, the quality is a lot better, too. I've had a number of Ever Bilena lipsticks as a newbie in makeup so I do have a reference for the comparison. Although I haven't tried their other products, I'm quite impressed with the improvement. :)

Saturday, June 20, 2015

#MUSTCARA One-Brand Makeup: Maybelline + FOTD

The other day I was tried (and eventually failed) to organize my makeup area once again. I tossed out quite a few products to make sure I don't accidentally use them when I'm in a hurry. And honestly, there's really no point in keeping products that are near their expiration date. I really didn't get to finish organizing my stuff because I don't have enough space. One great thing that came out of attempting to clean my area was that I noticed how much products I have per brand.
One of the brands I first started using was Maybelline. Well, come to think of it, this may be the most prominent brand in my makeup stash at the moment. I have more Maybelline than I have MAC, L'Oreal or even Revlon. That said, I decided to start another kind of post wherein I create a complete look by using products from just one brand.. and it's only logical to start with Maybelline, right? I've been loyal to the brand since high school; no wonder I have enough products to complete a whole look using Maybelline alone!

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Review: Happy Skin Moisturizing Lippie #ImaPreviewGirl Set + FOTD

I always think that it is unwise for me to buy more makeup (even though they're on sale) when I have quite a handful of unused products in my stash. But every once in a while, I see a product or a shade that I don't have yet so I try to talk myself into getting it. I often regret it as soon as I swatch/use it. Thank goodness that wasn't the case for this Preview x Happy Skin Moisturizing Matte Lippie Set. The other thing forcing me to get this is that I've always wanted to try the brand Happy Skin. I've heard tons of good stuff about it and it's about time I jump in the bandwagon. :)
Product Description:

Preview Magazine and Happy Skin celebrate 20 years of being #imaPreviewgirl with these limited edition matte lippies. Each Shut Up & Kiss Me Moisturizing Matte Lippie contains Happy Skin’s signature shea butter and collagen combo paired with powerful Cupuacu Butter, which offers unrivaled hydration, healing, and improved elasticity. Presented in two pigments that best represent the Preview girl – timeless red and classic nude – you can wear them alone or layer them together, like the true fashionista that you are.

Saturday, June 13, 2015

#MUSTCARA: Does Mascara Cause Your Eyelashes To Fall Out?

A few weeks ago I shared my Top 5 Makeup Removers and I got quite a lot of questions regarding the proper way of removing mascara. And just last week, when I published the first part of the #MUSTcara series, I reader said she refuses to wear mascara on a daily basis because it causes her eyelashes to fall out. This alarmed me a bit, to be honest. I mean, mascaras should not intimidate you. Instead, you should educate yourselves on how to properly remove your makeup.
What I'm trying to say is that the fall out might not be induced by the use of mascara but rather the improper removal of it. Sometimes when are in a hurry to remove our makeup, we tend to tug on our lashes with excessive force.  What I'll share is not the only proper way to remove mascara but this is basically how I remove my mascara every single day. I've been using mascara since high school and so far, this method hasn't caused my eyelashes to fall out so I might as well share it. :)