Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Kluge Moisturizing Lipstick in Candy Peach

I love Sophie Paris Cosmetics and I've been their lipstick fan since 2009. I've tried two before and the shades were Hot Pink and Sexy Nude in a packaging that resembles that of Shu Uemura lipsticks. Whenever I mixed them together it gives off a vibrant barbie pink shade that I love. They've been discontinued but Sophie Paris continues to produce new packaging and formulation for their makeup line.

For today's lippie test it's Kluge Moisturizing Lipstick in Candy Peach. I want to concentrate on each lippie so I'll just post and review them one by one.

Kluge line's packaging is pretty and pink. It has a sweet, cute and princess-y type of vibe. The packaging even reminds of Etude House lippies. The lippie cap and the rest of the lippie's body is transparent pink in color. You have to twist the lippie to use it, and the scent is very feminine and bit strong but I don't care that much since I like it. The scent's it's not fruity at all and more of like floral, and it reminds me of the scent of imported expensive dolls. (Yes I used to sniff my toys)

The shade "Candy Peach' is the lightest or more likely close to nude with a tinge of peachy hue. It's almost similar to Etude House's Dear Darling Lipstick in BE101, except that BE101 is nude with a beige~brownish hue. Kluge lippies were very glossy and creamy. the pigmentation is good and lipstick appears to be sheer. You can even mix it up with matte lipsticks to help achieve a perfect glossy combination.
testng Kluge Candy Peach lipstick on my skintone. For reference I'm in  between MAC N25 and NC30
If you're in search of a perfect nude lipstick but scared of looking too washed up you can try this lipstick. It looks good both on fair and morena skin tone and best paired with neutral eyes for a natural daytime look or smokey brown eyes for a sexy night time look.

Photo taken with flash
Candy Peach can be your "my lips but better" type of lippie

I'm also recommending it to young girls who wants to wear a li'l bit of makeup but not ready yet for a bright lipstick or too glossy lipgloss. Kluge lipsticks were in between lipstick and lipgloss. Just pair it with a peachy toned blush and you're ready now for a natural daytime glow. It'll last for two to three hours, no stain will be left on lips.
Here's a selfie of my FOTD using Kluge Moisturizing Lipstick in Candy Peach paired with my favorite copper, bronze and gold combination from Makeup Geek, Mac cosmetics and Heroine Make.

Next up: Kluge Moisturizing Lipstick in Smooth Rosewood. Please look forward to that! Thanks for reading lovelies. Ciao!

Sunday, May 24, 2015

American Flag Inspired Makeup

Just a short post for you lovelies! 

My article with RebelsMarket about Patriotic Glam has been officially published on their blog and I had the opportunity to play with colors all belonging to the American Flag. If you have time you can read and find out the tips I shared, and the possible looks you can do with your eyes, whether you're ready for a loud look or just a simple one with still a touch of red, blue and white.
I'm also officially sticking to my interest as I'll be sharing more articles with RebelsMarket that are all concerned with beauty and cosmetics, and still a bit of subculture fash & style. Here's the compilation of eye photos I've used from famous beauty bloggers like my favorite Jangsara and more.

Weeks prior to my article being published, I posted a sneak peek on my Instagram about what I'm currently working on and the involved look.

Now here's my photo that was featured on my article. It's my selfie using the 5 megapixel front camera of my Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime (best selfie phone ever).

As a tip here's a peek of the products you can possibly use to achieve this look. Photo from my blog post "Patriotic Glam".

To further enhance the eye makeups and I would like to show all of you how bright it is, here's another shot using the 8 megapixel back camera of my phone with flash on. I swear I'm so in love with my new phone and it's so blogger-friendly.

Products Used


Etude House Correct & Care Cream
Sugar Skull Cosmetics 10 Correct & Conceal Palette
Sephora 8hr Wear Mattifying Powder in Medium


Fashion 21 Eyeliner in White used as base
Sugar Skull Cosmetics 120 Rainbow Palette (blues & reds used)
Ever Bilena Lip Liner in Red used as base
Glintz False Eyelashes
Sephora Custom Smokey Eyeshadow Palette (white e/s used)
Clinique Mascara
Revlon Eyelash Curler
Nichido Eyeliner in Black
Heroine Make Liquid Eyeliner


Mac Hello Kitty Powder Blush in Tippy


Ever Bilena Lip Liner in Red
Mac Matte Lipstick in Russian Red

The Patriotic Glam article I wrote is also appropriate for the 4th of July Inspired look. Jangsara's recreation of Captain America Inspired Makeup is one of my favorite eye makeup looks of all time.

But then of course for next month I'll be showing some love for my country as we'll be commemorating Independence Day. Color inspiration isn't too far from the American Flag coz I'll still be using red, blue and white with a touch of yellow.

For my American readers, have a happy long weekend for y'all!

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Kiss Me by Isehan Heroine Make Jewelry Eyes

Summer hues and summer inspired color palettes were a must these days and I'm lucky enough to have my own Kiss Me Heroine Make Jewelry eye in Yellow Sapphire and Pink Amethyst. Yellow and pink for the eyelids? Yes! It's not the bright yellow and bright pink eyeshadows that you think, it's more on the sheer and shimmery side paired with glittery neutral  eyeshadows on the same palette.
The eyeshadows were soft to touch, the texture and consistency were like the fusion of cream  and mousse. In terms of color pay off and pigmentation, it's exceptional. The fine glitters can easily brighten the eyes, and the best part of it is that it has its own shimmery cream type base/primer. The eyeshadow primer itself is already glittery, then once the other eyeshadows were applied and layered on, brace yourselves for the explosion of glitters and pigments.

Available in four shades: Yellow Sapphire, Beige Gold, Pink Amethyst and 
I have lots of ideas on how to wear them or what to pair them but I'm still too busy to recreate different look these days. Though I don't have much time to play with colors I often grab for the Yellow Sapphire palette for my everyday neutral eyes. Pink amethyst were actually meant for fair skinned girls but I prefer those with anything gold in it.


Yellow Sapphire
It has pearl-white cream base, glittery vanilla eyeshadow for brow bones and outer crease, yellow gold eyeshadow for inner crease and dark silver eyeshadow for outer V and eyelining.

Pink Amethyst
It has pale pink cream base, white gold eyeshadow for outer crease and brow bones, baby pink glittery eyeshadow for inner crease and purplish grey eyeshadow for outer V and eyelining.

Thumbs Up

- it already has e a primer/eyeshadow base in one compact so the rest of the eyeshadow is guaranteed to stay in place sinc eit has something to adhere with. The primer also helps to make the colors pop out even more and intensifies the glitters.

- each shades complement each other for easier mixing and matching.
- there's a step by step procedure for the eyeshadow application at the back of its packaging so you'll know where to apply and which eyeshadow to use
-The applicator has dual purpose. The bigger flat one's for applying eyeshadow on the crease and browbones, while the pointed one's for outer v and eyelining.

- very pigmented and glittery

- It has a staying power and almost waterproof/rub proof. I tried to rub it off when I don't want the glitters anymore but nothing has changed, still glittery as ever.
- it's actually cheap, considering the good color pay off and quality.
- the lighter shades can be used as a highlighter. I used it for highlighting my brow bones, bridge of my nose, cheekbones and my lip's cupid's bow.

Thumbs Down
- the primer isn't those for oily eyelids coz it's cream type. there's a chance of eyeshadow creasing if used on oily lids.
- if you're not a fan of glittery and shimmery eyeshadows then this one's not for you.
- an oil based eye makeup remover's a must for removing those tiny glitters.

Fresh looking makeup if eye jewelries were used on eyelids, brow bone and cheekbones
My selfie of my FOTD using Kiss me by Isehan Heroine Make Eye Jewelry in Yellow Sapphire. All pictures were taken using my Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime phone ( my new blog buddy!)
 I love the eyeshadows. I have a penchant these days for everything gold, and finally I've found a replacement for my old favorite eyeshadow from Maybelline (Eyestudio Diamond Eyeshadow) that has been discontinued. They're almost similar to each other, but Kiss Me eye jewelry's more glittery. Now my next wishlist is to buy Kiss Me Eye Jewelry in Beige Gold.

My cousin Atta Marie will soon be reviewing the Pink Amethyst palette on her blog, so watch out for that. Thanks for reading!

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Sunkissed in Boracay Island

It really is summer now in the Philippines! The scorching heat of the sun didn't stop us for playing all day under the sun and the on shore. Last April my family, friends and I went to the most beautiful beach that ever existed in my country: The Boracay Island. With it's true blue sea water and fine white sand, it really attracts thousands of tourist all over the globe. You'll always bump into foreigners having a good time whether it's day or night. I'm jealous of their gorgeous sun-baked tan that gives them a peachy glow and I was already imagining what makeup hues could definitely flatter their post sun-tanned skin. I wanted to bake myself but since my baby's with me and he sweats a lot just by walking on shaded places I couldn't really stay near the shore even if I want to.

Boracay Must Haves & Must Try:

It looks fun to get one but I think the Iverson-type of braids for me is a bit No-No so I just let my husband try it since he has long hair. It took one hour to finish the whole look and it costs 300 pesos. He was sweating the whole time (though it was done at night) and he said it's a bit painful (but I think it really is painful) because of hair tugging and pulling, but it's definitely worth it and it lasts for a week. He even said it's easier to swim coz his hair's tied pretty neatly and not a single strand blocked his eyes.

Henna Tattoo

This I really want, price available upon request. However I couldn't really sit still because my son couldn't even stay still on my lap. They can make bigger tattoos on your back, chest, shoulders and even the one that I fancied: Indian henna artworks for my hand


I've seen a lot of foreigners getting a massage but I don't have any idea for it's price. Most masseuse will offer you a message then maybe you can negotiate with them if you're for whole body or half body (either lower or upper) massage. 


This I missed in the island, coz I wasn't able to get one. It's available in Station 4 Beach Bar. It looks quite good and tempting but that night that I saw mojitos my tummy was so upset due to hyper acidity.. I should blame the watermelon-pineapple shake I had that afternoon.

Fire dance

You have to buy a bucket of liquor to sit down and wait for the fire dancers to perform in front of you. The blazing Boracay Phoenix Fire Dancers will entertain you all night long dancing to the latest dance craze in the country, and you can take pictures with them... and try not to look scared. Don't worry coz they're pros, they won't burn you..
baby's up all night long, watching the fire dancers and eating all the chips on our table.

Water Sports and Activities
Para-sailing, banana boat, helmet diving, and more.. they're all in Station 4. Though some were costly for just a few minutes of thrill and happiness, just think of the famous saying money can't buy happiness. I actually haven't tried it, still coz of my kid.
my best friend having the time of her life in the water.

Calamansi Muffin

Calamansi Muffin's really famous even online as some tries to wait for their turn and it takes a week just to get their order. I've tasted it in Real Coffee and Tea Cafe thanks to my former classmate in college named Kaine. He's now a lifeguard in Boracay and it was his treat. It was deliciously baked muffin with a strong taste of calamansi. The tanginess is just right and not overwhelming. My son likes it, to think he doesn't like sour-tasting food.

What  you should bring for your beach trip:

Watching the sunset with my bffs
- bikinis, maillots, bathing suits, rash guards, swimming trunks.. any type of swimwear you're comfortable in. As a typical girl I got 5 pairs of bikinis with me for just a 2 days (whole day stay) and can you imagine I wore all of those? Everytime we go back to our room and decided to go out after a few hours, I change my swimwear. 

In Boracay they actually care less of what you're wearing, or even body flaws or body issues. Be confident and hit the waves.

- comfortable summer outfit for a nice walk along the beach like sun dress/maxi dress, sando, sleeveless shirts, tank tops, spaghetti tops, bustier (like what I wore) or just cover ups. 

To add extra style to an ordinary summer outfit I wore barefoot sandals that I've bought from Sapphire8. Everybody likes it! It's pink.

- sunblock. Lots of it. Be sure to apply more of it on the bridge of your nose, cheekbones and shoulders. They're the part most prone to sunburns.

- plastic bags for your wet clothes.

- Every girl's must have: Kikay kit. Few days before our trip I've packed this summer must have essentials for me. I chose all the peachy toned and earth toned makeups I have coz I'm ready to pair it with my sunkissed skin. But just when I also thought I could bring up few I ended up bringing more than what I need.. just in case.

Avon Smooth Minerals Foundation in Beige, Makeup Geek Eyeshadow in Badabing (inside Mac's single e/s pan) Maybelline Baby lips lip balm, MAc Sheertone blush in Springsheen, Mac Lustre Lipstick in Flamingo, Nichido mineral/precision eye pencil for eyebrows and Dolce & Gabbana The One Desire miniature perfume
- If you're bringing your babies with you, bring LOTS OF DIAPERS. We ran out of it, and sadly most diapers we've bought from those stores in Bora were all expired! (Exp date: Sept. 2012) OMG it's 2015 already. Good thing I immediately saw the expiration date.

What to expect if you visit Boracay during the peak of Summer:

- algae. They're everywhere. 
- scorching heat of the sun. Yes I know why summer's called summer, but knowing how hot it is in our country, you won't bake yourself under the sun, you'll toast yourself rather. The heat can be annoying.
- though most stores and restos were open, brace yourself for the slew of tourists and vacationist. Kaine told me that the best months to visit Bora were from October to December.
- most stores and restos were open, so night parties were everywhere!

Photo Flood! More pics that I would like to share with you during our  Boracay Vacation:

Thanks for reading and have a happy summer! xoxoxoxoxo