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For this FOTD, I am featuring the LA Colors eyeshadow palette I received from Peachy Pink Sisters. I have been using this palette a lot in my everyday office makeup, but usually only the top row for a more neutral look. Today I would like to try using the bottom row for a bolder day look.



Here are the products I used. Nichido Makeup Palette for the blush, LA Colors palette, Avon Shine Attract in Happy Pink, Pantene Miracle Water, Ever Bilena Eye Pencil in brown, Fashion 21 Eyebrow Pencil in Dark Brown, Maybelline Great Lash in Dark Brown, Venus and Mars Smooch Lip Detox, Myra VitaGlow Tinted Moisturizer


Here’s the completed look. It’s still a little conservative (in my opinion), but I like the flash of color in my eyes.


A closer look of my eyes. Pardon the sweat drops on my forehead (ang init!).

What do you think?

Let’s break our personal barriers! I’m going to break mine and post a FOTD today. I’m always nervous about posting my face around the internet, but we don’t learn anything if we don’t master our fears. So! Here’s my first ever Face of the Day.


Here are the products I used:

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Face products (L-R): Elf Concealer Stick, Celeteque Dermoscience Hydration Facial Moisturizer, Etude House Precious Mineral Bright Fit BB Cream, Nichido Loose Powder, Ever Bilena Powder Blush in Baby Pink

Eye and lip products (Clockwise from left): Creation Eyeshadow from Saizen, Eye of Horus Natural Smokey Eye Pencil, Etude House Oh m’Eye Lash Mascara, Ever Bilena Matte Lipstick in Pink Flame, Venus and Mars Smooch Lip Detox

I’m not sure if you could see it, but check out the Nouveau clip I wore.


Let’s have an awkward nerdy smile to end this first FOTD post.


I had a hard time finding the right opportunity to try out the last product in my latest SampleRoom haul. The Venus and Mars Mineral Eyeshadow in HALO is such a pigmented eyeshadow that is definitely not for everyday office use.


HALO is a very bright emerald green shade with shimmers. The sample came in a small tub (same size tub as the V&M lip balm). A little goes a long way with this eyeshadow. The tub is a little unfortunate, though, because it’s easy to spill the product.

Here are the swatches on my arm:


As I said, it’s really very shimmery. Since it’s mineral eyeshadow, it also is very prone to fallouts, so one must be very careful when applying it. I tried it on my eyes.


I just used one swipe of the eyeshadow, and you can see how highly pigmented it is. You can also see some of the fallouts under my eye. I might purchase a full product (5g for Php145) if they have the correct shades I’m looking for.

Pros: very pigmented; a little goes a long way; paraben-free

Cons: prone to fall out; tub doesn’t contain product adequately

Sample Room recently released a whole slew of organic products. I immediately went and got myself a bunch of stuff. This is my third time ordering from Sample Room, but my first one getting multiple products. The first two times were Benefit Porefessional and Laneige Water Sleeping Pack.

Since I was able to fit three products into this shipment (SR allows a maximum of three items per order), I received this tall paper bag.


The single-item packages usually came in a paper bag half the size of this one. What’s inside? Take a look:


From left to right: Venus and Mars Smooch Lip Detox Lip Butter Balm with SPF15, Venus and Mars Mineral Eyeshadow in Halo, and Moringa O2 Malunggay Herbal Moisturizing Lotion



Here’s the Lip Balm. It comes in a tiny screwtop plastic tub (about the size of a peso coin). The balm smells kind of minty.


Here’s the Mineral Eyeshadow. The shade Halo is a bright emerald green with shimmers.


Finally here’s the Malunggay Lotion. It’s actually full sized, which is why the package was rather heavy. It came sealed in plastic, so I was not able to take an experimental sniff.

Reviews of each item will be posted once I have used them sufficiently to form an opinion.

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