Sunday, September 25, 2011

What I Wore and FOTD: Guns and Roses Farewell Party 09-23-11

Hello, Beautiful!:) I just wanna share with you what I wore and my makeup look last Friday when I went to the Guns and Roses Farewell Party.:) The party was star-studded and jam-packed... It was fun though.:)


I forgot the brand of the top (most of my clothes don't have tags coz I remove them. They're irritating.:))
Skirt from Purple Preloved Forless
Belt from Bebe
Clutch from Coach
Shoes from Matthews
Red Cocktail Ring from Forever21
Accessories random


I did a very wearable pin-up look.:) winged eye, red lips.:)

Some photos from the party:

Hello there, sauce on my top! Thanks for ruining the picture :))

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Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Play Day: Fall or Vampire Look

Hello, Beautiful!:) I watched so many fall looks on YouTube and I liked what SWalkerMakeup did on her fall look. Here's the link to her video. I recreated her look and I loved it! We don't have Fall here in Philippines but you can wear this eye look anywhere with pale lips but if you love the look I did with the dark lips you can also wear it like on a night out or something. You can also wear this on Halloween if you want to a gothic, grungy look or a vampire!:) I used an orange-y gold on my lids, a burnt orange almost copper on my upper lids and a dark bronze-y brown on the crease and outer V of my eyes.:) Like SWalkerMakeup I also used a maroon shadow on my upper and lower lashline, black liner on my waterline and tightline and smudge the black liner on the lower lashline.:) I used a bronzer to contour my cheeks and nose. For the dark lips I put my NYX Penelope all over my lips and topped it with NYX Electra to achieve that wine red lips like you just sucked blood the whole day. For the pale lips, I used NYX Orange Soda.:) Hope you like this look.:)

Vampire/Grungy/Gothic Look:

Fall/Wearable Look:

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Thanks for reading my beautiful lovies..:) Love and Kisses -Sam

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Play Day: Purple and Gold Cut-Crease Look

 Hello, Beautiful!:) This is just a simple look that was inspired by the purple over-all that I wore weeks ago and I paired it with my yellow Louis Vuitton bag. Many people loved the look when I posted it. Click here if you wanna see the pictures.:)

So, the look is just gold and purple. I packed the gold shadow all over my lids up to the crease and  used a purple shadow on the upper lids toward the brows. I added definition with a darker purple and placed it on my socket or crease line. Black liquid eyeliner, mascara, pink cheeks, pale lips and that's it!:)

Items Used:

Covergirl TRUblend #2
Revlon New Complexion in Sand Beige
Covergirl Clean in Creamy Beige
Estee Lauder Vintage Holiday
L'Oreal HIP Bright Shadow Duo in Reckless
Lancome Purple Shadow (the name was erased)
Covergirl Eye Enhancers in Fire Cracker
Sonya in Barely There
Maybelline Collosal Mascara
Victoria's Secret Blush Trio in Pleasure
ULTA Super Shiny Lip Gloss in Princess

I hope you enjoy this look.:)
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Thanks for reading!:) Love and Kisses -Sam

Friday, September 9, 2011

What I Bought: A Collective Haul post.. With Reviews and Swatches

Hello, Beautiful!:) This is a collective haul post meaning, these are the items that I bought the past days/weeks.. It's not much but I also included swatches and short reviews about the items.:)


Maybelline BB Cream in 02 Natural
Ever Bilena Pro Flawless Finish Foundation in Gold and Oriental
Nichido Minerals Precise Liner

First will be the Maybelline BB Cream

this BB Cream is in a squeeze botte with a narrow tip so you can control how much product you will use. The volume of this product is 18ml and has SPF26. It has 2 shades but I got the natural shade which is a tad darker than my skin tone. It says it will 1. BRIGHTEN 2. EVENS 3. SMOOTHES 4. REFINES 5. CLEARS 6. CONCEALS 7. MOISTURIZES 8. PROTECTS SKIN. It was a bit disappointment because it doesn't have much coverage like what I usually hear about BB Creams. I can't compare it also to a tinted moisturizer 'cause my tinted moisturizer has more coverage than this BB Cream, maybe if I use more of the product but it says that I only have to use a dot on forehead, cheeks, chin and nose. It is Php 249.00 in SM Dept. Store.

Second are Ever Bilena Pro Flawless Finish Foundation and Nichido Minerals Precise Liner

Review on the foundation:
Each bottle contains 30ml of liquid foundation. It says that it is a long lasting liquid foundation that dries faster than any of it's kind. It will leave a soft natural finish without flaking, covers redness, dark circles and miner imperfections. It also has vitamin E that helps lock moisture. Well, I just bought it not for me but for future clients. I was sad it only has 3 shades, Gold, Oriental and Natural (If I'm not mistaken). I bought Gold and Oriental 'cause I don't have those shades yet. I was expecting Gold to be darker and a bit bronzey but when I swatched it at home, it is so light! Even lighter than my skin tone which is very fair/light. The Oriental I thought has a yellowish tone but it is just a little darker than my skin, I can go out wearing it and it won't look too dark on me. The shades are a bit disappointment but it's okay. The coverage is nice. It is light and not greasy. It is also buildable so you can start with a little amount and add if you want more coverage. So far, i am liking it.:) It is Php165.00 each on SM Dept. Store.

Review on the liner:
Contains 2.5ml of liquid liner and the packaging is small and thin with glitters.The wand is felt tip. Easy to stash in your bag. It promises long lasting, waterproof and no transfer. I prefer brush tip 'cause it is easier for me but it's just my preference. I had a hard time doing a wing with the felt tip 'cause it's hard and a bit wide for me (again, just my opinion). As of the performance of the liner, it didn't last long for me, It didn't smudge though and didn't transfer but it is super easy to remove with water, even just a tissue or wet wipe. It is Php150.00 on SM Dept. Store.


L-R: Ever Bilena Gold, Oriental and Maybelline BB Cream

Nichido Liner


My college friend and also a beauty blogger, Isha ( sells NYX products and I was so excited to buy that I bought 5 round lipsticks and NYX Jumbo Eyeshadow Pencil in Milk. Who doesn't love MILK??:)) I received the goodies this morning and when I opened it I was like "WHEEEEEE!!!" they look so pretty! Shiny new Milk, the round lipsticks are so pretty to look at!:)

NYX Round Lipsticks and Eyeshadow pencil in Milk:

L-R: Milk Pencil, Penelope, Sierra, Marrakesh Pink, Orange Soda and Femme

Review on the lippies and swatches:
The lippies 4g/0.14oz each. The packaging is a shiny black with their logo on the front of the cap and color name on top of the cap. They're smooth on the lips, smells good, has a lot of fun colors. The downfall of this product is the lippies are just on top of your lips, they don't stick too much on the lips that's why it smudges easily especially the bright red ones (based on my experience with NYX Electra) and it stains your skin. But I like it though.:)

Penelope, Sierra, Marrakesh Pink, Orange Soda and Femme

Penelope is a dark blackish purple. Like a super dark eggplant.
Sierra is a nude beige.
Marrakesh Pink is a super pale baby pink.
Orange Soda is a pale orange, almost skin tone.
Femme is a bright pink, a bit neon.

all are cream finish, no shimmers but not matte on lips.

Review on Milk and swatch:
It is 5g/0.18oz. A cream eyeshadow in a pencil form. usually used as eyeshadow base to make colors more vibrant. It creases so you have to put powder or pigment shadows to set it. All in all it is nice!:) and I love NYX Jumbo Eyeshadow Pencils.:) I usually "de-pot" them (they're not in pot but I put them in a pot hahaha I don't know what term to use. Hmmm "de-pencil"??).

I would like to thank, Isha, for the products.:) Got the babies fast. Til my next transaction, Baby!:)

Thanks for Reading! Love and Kisses -Sam

Thursday, September 8, 2011

REVIEW: Ever Bilena Advance Eyeshadows in Amazing Pink and Blue Happiness

Hello, Beautiful!:) I was in the Cosmetics expo and I saw these colorful palettes of eyeshadows that I need to buy immediately!

They're 12 grams (each palette) and has 5 colors.

COLORS: (I just named them according to what the colors look like, they don't have names individually in the package)
The Blue Happiness has 5 shimmery (super) shadows: Sky Blue, Mint Green, Teal, Turquoise Blue, and White (middle).
The Amazing Pink has 5 shimmery (super) shadows: Coral, Light Old Rose, Fuschia (or as my baby Summer said, "Mama, it's HOT PINK!"), Purple and Baby Pink (middle).

*Both palettes include sponge applicators..

When I swatched the samples on my hand, in the expo, I only use my finger and was amazed on how pigmented they are but was kinda hesitant 'cause they are way too shimmery. But since it is cheap, my hubby said "when a makeup is only a hundred bucks, don't think twice! BUY IT!" so I did. The next day, I did a makeup look with the shadows and noticed how it is harder to pack colors on my eyes using the shadows with a brush especially the lighter colors like the Mint green, Sky Blue, Coral and Old Rose. The White and baby Pink are different issue. THEY ARE GRAINY and hard to put in your eyes 'cause they tend to fall off your brush. They're so grainy that when you press your brush on the White and Baby Pink shadows, they break or crumble 'cause they're soft. They're like chunks of wet glitters that were packed in a palette. Same goes to the Sky Blue, Mint green, Coral and Old rose but not as bad as the White and Baby Pink. I like the Fuschia, Purple, Teal and Torquoise. They are easier to pick up with a brush, easier to blend, and not too grainy but still super shimmery, that the shimmers tend to make the colors look lighter on the skin and not as bright as they are in the palette. they are pigmented, YES. They are pretty too. I just don't prefer using it all at the same time. maybe two colors but one on the lid and one on the lower lashline 'cause if you use them both on your lid, you'll catch too much attention and they're not for photoshoots.

-Beautiful colors
-Good for playing and making crazy looks
-Also good when used one color at a time and mixed or used with matte shadows especially neutral browns, black, gray, for that pop of color and shimmer.

-Smells funny. Like a toy makeup. That weird, funny, smell that tickles your nose and makes you sneeze. It's not strong but you can still smell it.
-Grainy!!! The White shadow is a big, pressed chunk of glitters.
-Too Shimmery. SHINY!
-You can't use the fun colors for photo shoots 'cause they attract too much light.


For swatches I used it on my face! LOL

Thanks for Reading!:) Love and Kisses -SAM

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

PLAY DAY: using Ever Bilena eyeshadows

Hello, Beautiful!:) this look that I will be posting is just random. You can't wear it anywhere (unless you're in a Halloween Party or you're just crazy like that), but it's fun and colorful. It's not really creative too. My daughter, Summer just wants to play with me and my makeup.:) so here's the pictures!:)

nothing too fancy but I had fun doing it!:) please help me name this look.:) comment below, Beauties!:)

Items used:

Thanks for dropping by, Beauties!:) Love and Kisses -SAM

Saturday, September 3, 2011

What I Wore: ABS CBN & Phil. Cosmetics Expo Sept.2,2011

Hello, Beautiful!!:) this was what I wore on the Cosmetics Expo. I played with colors like teal, turquoise, purple, black and yellow.

Overall is from Belle Du Jour
Bag is Epi Speedy from Louis Vuitton
Wedges are from BCBG
Jacket is from Mango
Accessories are from my sister's accessories cabinet

Thanks for Reading!!:) LOVE AND KISSES -SAM