Sunday, May 29, 2016

Makeup Gifts from my Bestfriend

They're finally here! The much awaited makeups from my bestfriend Kitty. She bought some of it from U.S. during her 1 month tour and some were from Sephora Singapore. Supposed to be there should be mascaras but since her younger sissy has no check in luggage the rest were left.
I've got new makeups, and they're not the ordinary makeups that you can easily buy elsewhere! I'm just too lucky to have a generous bestfriend who buys everything that my heart desires. I'm actually spoiled and she never say no. I wonder when and how I can repay everything. Most of the thing she likes can't be bought by money, or if there's one then they're surely very expensive. **cough Louis Vuitton and Pandora**

My friend Renren and I picked up Jessa (my bestfriend's sissy who had her vacation for a week at SG) at Naia Terminal 3, and Jessa immediately gave my makeups, I didn''t even ask though I was too excited already. The treasures were inside a Sephora paper bag. I checked on them but then got to test them as soon as I went home.

Let's see what I got in here..

Anastasia Dip Brow Pomade in Chocolate

I actually don't know if I should get Chocolate or Caramel or Ash blonde, but this one's too dark for my brows. But then, the most raved brow pomade's here, No complaints, should never complain. :)

Ardell Multi Pack False Eyelashes in Natural

One of the best and most popular brand for falsies, often paired with DUO eyelash adhesive. I've always wanted to try Ardell's but here in the Philippines they're a bit expensive for just a pair of lashes, but then with its softness and natural hair-like feel there's no question about it. However in Singapore, Ardell's cheap! It's almost half the price of what they sell here in my country. I don't have any plans to open it at the moment, or maybe for my upcoming photo shoot for a project I'm currently doing.

Kiko Cosmetics Twin Stars Nail Lacquer & Lipstick

Wow, never owned anything from Kiko Cosmetics but I must say the quality's really good. I actually have no idea about its price. I got mine in Divine Peach. My bezzie knows what shades I really fall for. The nail polish stays right on, didn't chip off after 24 hours (lol) coz cheap and even a bit expensive nail polish these days chips off really fast, unless they're gel type. It's bright milky peach, and the color's too summer-y. For the lipstick I expected it to be brighter and more pigmented, but though it's soft and gave off a mousse like feel, the color wasn't too intense and more on the nude side. Since it's just a lipstick, it's not rub proof nor smudge proof. I like topping it on liquid lipsticks instead. It can lessen the stickiness of matte lippies.

Mac Cosmetics Retro Matte Liquid Lipstick

WOW! JUST WOW! THE FEELS! I got mine in Feels So Grand, a dark red shade. I couldn't contain my happiness! When news broke out that Mac Cosmetics will be releasing liquid lipsticks I was already rooting for it. I told myself I should get one no matter what! When I went to several Mac Cosmetics stores they're all sold out. You can just try them using the testers, but you'll never get them and that's the sad part. When bezzie told us (me & Doc Edsie) that in Singapore they have all the stocks, we immediately told her to get us a beautiful red liquid lippie. Mine's "Feels So Grand" while Doc got "Quite a Stand Out". Oh yeah it seems like my fave Russian Red lippie's retiring for good. Will do a thorough review and I did a test and the result's just amazing. Will post it soon.

Becca Cosmetics Shimmering Face Perfecter in Champagne Pop

Another WOW! I appreciate how hard it is for my best friend to search for it, not to mention how much she spent just to pay for it. She bought Mac Liquid lippie and this and OMG. I don't wanna compute the total price. Well, Champagne Pop by Jaclyn Hill is the most raved highlighter. Will also do a separate and thorough review for his cheek bling.

Sigh. My makeups were getting expensive these days but I actually didn't buy them, most of them were gifts from generous people. When I was too busy I wasn't able to blog about Sheena's gifts for me, but soon I'd like to do a review for Mac Mineralize Skin Finish in Lightscapade. Yes, if there are two people who usually give makeups that I love and too die for, they're bezzie and Sheena. I'm so thankful!!! :')
Sheena's Gifts! Receieved last February.

Please watch out for my longer review for those products I've mentioned, plus I just can't wait to review my first Kylie Jenner Lip Kit!!!! Oh God!!!

Hyperventilating like there's no tomorrow,

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Vixen's Vanity Lair

Hello lovelies and my dear dolls! I would like to share with you my personal business that keeps me busy these days and keeps me away from blogging. I've opened this shop before as Sugar Skull Cosmetics that used to offer privately labeled palettes from Hong Kong. Unfortunately my supplier has almost ran out of palette these days and due to my busy life as a mom I've neglected my business. Now, my days were never the same after I reopened my shop once again and changed it into Vixen's Vanity Lair.

I've always wanted to have my own store full of makeups and every beauty finds you can possibly get, but surely I can't do it alone in terms of manpower and capital. I'm glad I've got new sisters that were all willing to help.. my sisters from another mother. :) **insert sissy Hershey and Sheena here**plus sissy in law Cherry** plus sissy Kumars Tere and of course my bestfriends Kitty and Edsie plus my supportive cousins Nikki, Atta Marie, Kim, Shane, and Tita Judith. I hope I didn't forget my other sissies here.

I was thinking of selling cheaper liquid lipstick these days and I've delivered and sold some liquid lippies from L.A. Girl and NYX from my cousin's online store Sweet Frostings Cosmetics. For months, I was looking for a supplier of Kylie Jenner Lip Kits. I know they're so expensive but heck! girls and women were going gaga over them. I've read a blog post from a fellow beauty blogger about how hard it was to get a lip kit and how expensive it can be.

One day, my makeup buddy Sheena posted her video of Kylie Lip Kit which she bought on her own. from Kylie Jenner's Official website. She then asked me if I want one, remember I've bought my Makeup Geek eyeshadows from her? Though I was already delighted with her offer, I asked her if she wants to become my supplier instead. Sheena currently resides in Taiwan and I'm her official distributor!
The rest is history now.We didn't expect a lot of inquiries and I was having a hard time balancing my personal life with my online shop. I've got 1 personal Facebook account and 2 Facebook page that were too busy from clients asking for the availability of lip kits, plus 2 Instagram accounts that were busy as well. reason behind the sudden demand for our lip kits? It's because we have the cheapest Lip Kit yet in the market. We're selling them for only 2,000 pesos! We sold 16 lip kits that amounts to almost 30 thousand pesos in just two weeks! The second batch's doing great as well.We haven't promoted it much but this coming June everything will become a blast!

Something to look forward to:on hand lip kits, glosses and metal mattes from Kylie Cosmetics and more makeup brands like Colourpop, NYX, Sleek, Ofra Cosmetics, Dose of Colors, Lime Crime and maybe Jefree Starr Velour Liquid Lippies.. plus makeup brushes, falsies, and makeup artist must haves.

More to look forward to: raffles (we've launched our very first!) contest, give aways, freebies and soon maybe.... BAZAARS!!

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Ciao dolls!! :) xoxo