Product Empties #1 (plus mini reviews)

Product Empties 1You know that feeling when you see your makeup collection and you think you’d never finish anything? This post is actually a testament that, hear this, I ACTUALLY FINISHED SOMETHING. Not just a thing, but FOUR items in my stash. LOL. Nevermind that 2 items are skincare related, I still feel that sense of accomplishment.

1. Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer in 03 Medium – This is the first concealer that I bought that matched my skintone. The very first one was from Covergirl and it was too pink for me – I gave it away. This is an all around concealer that I use for my undereye area and spots. It conceals spots very well because it has a slightly dry texture. This can be used under the eye too if yours is not very dry. (Retails for 269 pesos, selected Watsons branches, Crossings Department Store)

2. ZA Ever Brow brow pencil in 02 Natural Brown – I bought this pencil thinking it was a dupe for Anastasia Brow Wiz. The nib is tiny just like Anastasia’s but I don’t have the Brow Wiz to compare it with so I am not sure how this compares. The shade is a little bit lighter than what I am currently using – the Majolica Majorca Brow Customize in BR660. I really like this because you can draw finer strokes in your brows which looks more natural than a slanted tip. This also has a spoolie at the other end so no need to grab a separate one. (Retails for 225~ish pesos, selected Watsons branches, Landmark)

3. Origins High Potency Night-a-mins Night Cream – It’s a very emollient cream with citrus scent. I’ve used this night cream for 8 months and I wake up with nicely moisturized skin. I didn’t breakout  despite being heavily scented and that’s a good thing.  Note: Guys,  skincare is something personal and products can have different effects on people.  (US Retail Price: 41 USD, 50ml, Sephora| Origins)

4. Yes to Cucumbers Hypoallergenic Facial Towelettes (30/pack) -This was one of the items I ordered from drugstore.com when my dad went to the US last December. I wanted to try this since it was on sale at 220 pesos (less than 5 USD). It’s a pretty good makeup remover wipe. The towelette is slightly bigger and thicker than the one from The Face Shop. It slightly stings my eyes though, especially when I got to the bottom of the pack where the towels are soaked more in the solution.  What I did was wrung out the excess solution before I use it. (US Retail Price: 5.79~6.99 USD depends on where you get it, Drugstore.com | Ulta)

I hope this won’t be my last Product Empties post! Looking forward to finishing more stuff ~ hahaha.

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SALE ALERT: Burt’s Bees Sale (65% off) in Beauty Bar

 

10727704_1594270980820176_668360191_nThis is just a quick post about the Burt’s Bees sale happening now at some Beauty Bar branches. Not all branches carry these sale items at 65% off. I think the discount depends on the expiration date of the items. I found most of these in Gateway mall branch – I bought it last Sunday. I bought the eye cream and moisturizer in Glorietta  last Friday but they do not have the cleanser anymore. There are other items on sale aside from the ones listed below.

  • White Tea Facial Cleansing Towelettes (30 pcs) – Sale Price: 173.25 php (Before: 495 php)
  • Intense Hydration Cream Cleanser – Sale Price: 278.25 php (Before: 795 php)
  • Intense Hydration Eye Cream – Sale Price: 507.50 php (Before: 1450 php)
  • Daisy White Moisturizing Cream – Sale Price: 577.50 php (Before: 1650 php)

Also, Rosehip Plus Rosehip Oil Skin Boost Roll On is also on sale. The price now is 337 php (50% off).  As you may have noticed, these are mostly hydrating items because I wanted the dry patches around my right eye gone pronto! *sadface*

Hope you can catch these sale items in store! 🙂

Nars Audacious Lipsticks in Vera and Raquel (Review and Swatches)

I’ve been on a roll the past weeks. I think this January is the most I have posted in a month. I have a lot products in the back burner so I hope I could sustain this.

Okay, so for this post I will talk about NARS Audacious lipsticks. NARS released this new range of lipsticks Fall 2014 in celebration of its 20th anniversary. I’ve already mentioned Vera in this post.  It comes in 40 shades and I will review 2 for you here, Raquel and Vera.

Nars Audacious 1

Nars Audacious 2

Read more about it after the cut!  Continue reading Nars Audacious Lipsticks in Vera and Raquel (Review and Swatches)