Friday, September 7, 2012

Wake Your Eyes (Instantly!)

Origins GinZing Refreshing Eye Cream

Hi lovelies!!

If you guys have read my Seven Deadly Sins of Beauty Tag, you would know that I 'love' to skin eye cream on my skin care routine. This past month I was thinking, even though I don't have any wrinkle yet, and I don't have any major problems on my under eye area, prevention is still the key! So I went ahead to Sephora and tried to find a basic everyday eye cream (because most of eye creams are for reducing fine lines and wrinkles).

Then I got Origins GinZing Refreshing Eye Cream. I used to using all Origins products on my skin care and I loved them. Their products are all natural, so it is suitable for sensitive skin, basically all skin types. Anyway, GinZing eye cream is best for all of us especially who do not get enough sleep, have tired looking eyes, or do a lot of traveling. If you have dark circles, this eye cream will help brightening them. If you have puffy under eye area, it also will help you to de-puff it.

It is such a great everyday eye cream because it contains caffeine from coffee beans, ginseng and magnolia extracts that help to instantly wake your eyes. It also contains natural brighteners that help to brighten the dark circles.

I absolutely have dark circles - even though they are not so bad, I can see how bright they are after I apply this. It is in a medium thick cream texture with peachy color. Peach color counteracts with purple so it helps brightening the dark circles. Also, I only apply a tiny bit of it with my ring finger and kinda dab it on under eye area. Your skin will directly absorb the product and ta-da! You'll look like you just got an eight hour sleep :)

It comes in a glass jar and it costs $30 for 0.5oz. I know it is a lot of money for an eye cream, but this jar will last you maybe up to a year! So if you are looking for a good quality basic eye cream, I highly recommend this one. It is perfect under your makeup too! :)

Where to buy: Sephora,, $30. 

What is your favorite eye cream? Let me know in the comment below! Or you can also post on my Facebook wall or tweet me on Twitter. Look forward to talking to you all!

I love you, 

Origins GinZing Refreshing Eye Cream

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Smashbox Master Class Palette

Smashbox The Master Class Palette

Hi loves!!! I am so excited to review this Smashbox Master Class Palette for you all! The reason why is because I think this is the most worth-the-money palette other than the Urban Decay Naked Palette. But let me tell you, it is a limited edition product, so if you want it, get it while you can! It is still available online and in stores.

Smashbox The Master Class Palette is basically an all-in-one palette. It contains 28 gorgeous, high-pigmented eyeshadows, four brow tech powders, eight cream liners, two blushes, three highlighters, and four lip glosses. All of these products were selected by the Smashbox pro artists, which they always bring them on set. Now you can get all of them too in just one palette, ughh how exciting it is!

The packaging is very nice as well. They designed it like a magnetic book, where left side is full with the eyeshadows and brow tech powders (which you can use as eyeshadows!), and the right side contains cream liners, blushes, highlighters and lip glosses. Each side is also covered by a plastic covered with names of each product. I love the idea of this plastic cover - not only because it shows us what shade is each of them, but also it protects them so that the colors won't mix to each other.

There are a lot of neutral eyeshadow colors here, but it won't limit you to create a dramatic, fun look. You can just be creative just from all of the eyeshadows and liners, and it will make people think that you are a pro! :)

I am going to list all the shades very quickly in case your favorite products are on this set:

  • 28 eyeshadows (starting at top left corner): Vanilla, Frost, Butter, Parfait, Ambiant, Frambois, Peacock, Cabernet, Serpent, Aubergine, Azure, Ash, Opal, Linen, Flirt, Nectar, Granite, Golden Orchid, Dusk, Cinnamon Toast, Blackout, Chestnut, Haze, Roast.
  • 4 Brow Tech powders: Bliss, Bare, Sable, Sumatra
  • 8 Cream Liners: Ivy, Guilt, Picasso, Lava, Midnight Purple, Image, Midnight Brown, Caviar
  • 2 Blushes: Posy Pink, Warm Apricot 
  • 3 Soft Lights (highlighters): Lens, Prism, Shimmer 
  • 4 Lip Glosses: Buff, Bitten, Guava, Mulberry 
Plus, it also includes instruction cards to recreate Smashbox studio looks. How cool!!! 

Overall, this palette is very versatile and it is great for travel. You can just bring this palette, set of brushes, your foundation and setting powder, and you're good to go! This palette is a great starter kit if you are a makeup beginner or not so familiar yet with Smashbox. To be honest with you guys, I have only tried a few things from Smashbox and I know it is a great brand, but I was not a big fan of it, so I preferred to invest my money on other brands. But when I saw Smashbox came out with this master class palette, I directly purchased it and I'm in love with it. They are super high quality, and this palette is a $250 value.. so it is super nice of them to come out with this idea and sell it in a decent price. 

Where to buy: Sephora, $59. 

What do you think of this palette? Will you buy it in the future? Let me know in the comment below! 
p/s: I am gonna be doing tutorial using this palette! :) 

Lets be friends! 

I love you, 

Smashbox the Master Class Palette

Smashbox the Master Class Palette

Smashbox the Master Class Palette
Smashbox the Master Class Palette - Cream Liners, Blushes, Highlighters, Lip Glosses

Smashbox the Master Class Palette

Smashbox the Master Class Palette - eyeshadows 

MyGlam: August

Hi loves! Sorry to pour you with MyGlam posts today, I just need to finish July and August Glam Bag before the September bag is coming! :)

The theme for August Glam Bag is Endless Summer. It did not explain why, but I guess these products will make you feel all year summer long (since summer is almost over :( ). Without a further do, lets take a look what's inside!

First thing first is another nail polish from Andrea's Choice! As you know in my July Glam Bag, Andrea is a beauty guru on YouTube, and she is one of my favorites! This month I got a super neon pink color called Ringmaster. Seriously if you wear this color in the Fall, you'll feel like it is summer. :) 

I was surprised by MyGlam for this Glam lip gloss! They said it is a complimentary product to say thank you to me (how sweet!). The lip gloss is actually not so bad quality. It is not too stick, or too sheer. But it will be perfect if I use it on top of my lipstick. Plus, I love the color! 

I also got two products from Eclos. Its product is organic and enriched with plant extracts. The first product is Anti-Aging Regenerative Cream, which helps to renew skin, brighten dull skin and eliminate fine lines and wrinkles. It basically makes your skin look younger! :) You can get this at Ulta, Target, GNC, Walgreens, or Rite Aid for $24.99.

The second product from Eclos is the Anti-Aging Cellular Activator Face Serum. Since it is a serum and it is more concentrated, so you put it on before your moisturizer or the Regenerative Cream. This will also reduce line and wrinkles, and make your skin smoother and more youthful looking.

Next product is Demeter Roll On Perfume Oil in Dragon Fruit. I can't say much about this but it simply smells like dragon fruit. It is very sweet and fresh and since it is a roll on, you can easily apply it on your wrist and the back of your ear or neck.

Last but not least is a loose eyeshadow from Salty Cosmetics called Glama-Zoid. This is like a duo-chrome pigment and it is actually pretty cool! As you can see from the container, it is an opaque white eyeshadow, but as you apply it, it will turn pinkish violet purple. I think it is going to be really pretty to highlight your inner tear duct or even your browbone. :)

I am going to ask you the same question as before, which one is your favorite product? Let me know in the comment below! Don't forget to add me as your friend on Facebook and Twitter too! 


I love you, 

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

MyGlam: July

Hi loves!!! LONG TIME NO SEE, and I must say that I miss you all so much! I am so glad that I am back to blogging again... Long story short, there was so much things going on in my life for the past two months. It was terrible! But everything is getting better now, and I am here for y'all!

So... do you remember when was the last time I updated my MyGlam bag? Yes, it was in June! It means I have skipped July and August Glam Bag, and September bag is coming soon.. So today I am gonna show you my super outdated July Glam Bag, and next blog post is going to be August Glam Bag. I hope you don't mind! :)

The only thing I liked from July Glam Bag is the bag... seriously. You guys might have not known this, but I love pink and anything transparent! The July bag is a transparent hot pink with colorful stripes, it is just too cute. Now lets take a look what's inside..

First is the YES To Cucumbers On-The-Go Facial Towelettes. This was my favorite towelettes before, and I have used up three full packs of it. The reason why I like it is because it is hypoallergenic, 98.7% natural, free of paraben and fragrance, so it does not break me out! It is also made of organic cucumbers and aloe vera so it helps to soothe my skin. Most importantly, it wipes off my makeup! The reason why I stop using it was because I just got tired of it, and decided to try something new. You can get this at any drugstores! 

Next is a Circus nail polish by Andrea's Choice in Reverse. Never heard of this brand before, but Andrea is a beauty guru on YouTube, and she is part of the MyGlam girls, too. I really love her because she is such a cool and genuine person (I sound like I ever met her before, hee hee). You can check out her YouTube channel here. 

I am so glad that I get Josie Maran Magic Marker Lip and Cheek Stain. She is one of my beauty idols and I love her all natural products (I am still using her Argan Cleansing Oil, I am on second bottle now! Click here to read my review). I really do not know what shade is this, but it is a soft plum color, it is really closed to my natural lip color. You can get this at Sephora for $19.

I love trying out new hair products! So when I got this, I was pretty excited. It is the NuMe HydroPunch Hydrating Conditioner. It has argan oil on it, so I am sure it will make my hair silky smooth! I have not tried it on yet, but I promise I will keep you guys updated. The best thing about it is it has no paraben! So it won't dry out your hair :) 

Last but not least is the Juice Beauty Green Apple SPF 15 Moisturizer. I just knew this brand and apparently it is organic. It is an anti-aging moisturizer that helps to brighten, tighten, and lighten the skin. It has broad spectrum sun protection, peptides, alpha lipoic acids, and antioxidants that are derived from fruits, which help to revitalize your skin, even out your skin tone, brighten dark spots or hyperpigmentation. Note: the website says this is not for very sensitive skin or rosacea due to alpha/beta hydroxy fruit acids. 

So that's all the products that I got for the month of July! Which one is your favorite? Mine has to be Josie Maran Magic Marker because I don't collect so many lip/cheek stains in my makeup collection, so getting a new one won't hurt :)

Let me know in the comment below what's your favorite, or you can post on my Facebook wall or tweet me on Twitter too!


Love you,