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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

DKNY MY NY: Love, New York


The first time I had a whiff of DKNY's Be Delicious fragrance, a fragrance that DKNY says is inspired by New York, I immediately got excited for the time when I can finally visit the Big Apple. I've always wondered how it's like and how it would feel like to be there-maybe it's as picturesque (or even more) as its depiction in photography and stories, and as sweet, jovial, and colorful as the fragrance of DKNY-maybe only a true blue New Yorker or those who have visited the city will only know. Oh, I cannot wait for my time to visit NY to come!

DKNY once again captures the heart of New York, but this time, in a warmer, soulful rendition called DKNY MY NY. Singer/ Song Writer Rita Ora is the face of DKNY's new fragrance. According to DKNY, Rita's urban chic style and bold, eclectic, and free- spirited personality makes her the perfect icon to embody the fragrance.

Discover what makes this fragrance truly New York when you click READ MORE!

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Ofra Lipsticks Review + Swatches


Here's a review on Ofra Lipsticks in 202, 205, Fuchsia, and Amethyst.

Price: P650.00
Bought From: Free
Other Locations: Available in Glamourbox.ph

THE VERDICT:

There's the HD powder, HD blush, HD mascara, and HD eyeliner-but have you heard of the HD lipstick? That's what I'm introducing to you today! These HD lipsticks are brought to you by Ofra, an international makeup brand that has been around for 20 years. Ofra boasts of makeup products in various colors and textures that look incredible under natural lighting or even in the camera-yep, I've proven that these claims are true when I've started using these lippies!

OFRA LIPSTICKS IN DETAIL

Soft, rich, and luxurious, these high impact lipsticks deliver intense moisture and color in one swipe. Formulated with Castor Oil, Caprylic-Capric Triglyceride, and Petrolatum to give a smooth, satin finish and has Titanium Dioxide that acts as a natural sunscreen. Aloe Vera and Vitamin E help soothe and heal the lips naturally. The entire range only comes in a satin formulation.

Ofra said that their products suit even those with sensitive skin so if you have this skin type and you're looking for more options, might as well go and check Ofra!

Swatches after the break and more about this nice yet affordable lipstick range after the cut!

Hurrah! Presenting the Daylong Giveaway Winners


It took Daylong and I a while to figure out who the winners will be because all the entries are great! With that, thank you for sharing with us the things that make you #FeelGood-we enjoyed reading them!

Now here's the much- awaited announcement of my Daylong Giveaway winners.

Before I reveal my winners, I should tell you guys now that Daylong is a great range and I'm reviewing it next week! Please watch out for that. :)

Click READ MORE now to find out who won the 5 complete sets of Daylong sunscreen!

Monday, October 20, 2014

Top 4 Super Black and Super Matte Eyeliners


Eyeliner is an essential part of my routine, especially matte, black eyeliners. Because I like 'em rich, thick, super matte, and super black. Why so? Because as someone who has almond- shaped eyes, I find that matte eyeliners are the most effective in giving me deeper and more defined eyes, plus I like how polished and classy a matte finish is.

So far, these are the matte black eyeliners that I find awesome and use on rotation. Click READ MORE and find out why I love them to bits!

Heroine Make Make Impact Eyeliner in Black Review + Swatches


Here's a review on Heroine Make Make Impact Eyeliner in Black.

Price: Around P400.00++
Bought From: Free
Other Locations: Available in Watson's

THE VERDICT:

Happy Monday, guys! I'm reviewing Heroine Make's Make Impact Eyeliner in Black for everyone today.

HEROINE MAKE MAKE IMPACT EYELINER IN BLACK IN DETAIL

Make Impact Eyeliner claims to be an anti-smudge, waterproof, and tear- proof eyeliner that delivers an intense, black finish for that smoldering look. It also contains Camellia and Chamomile essence to soothe the delicate skin around the eye area.


It's a traditional liquid liner with a brush applicator. It comes in one shade only, Black.


Ingredients

More about this product after the break!

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Browhaus HD Mascara in Black Review


Here's a review on Browhaus HD Mascara in Black.

Price: P998.00
Bought From: Free
Other Locations: Available in Browhaus SM Megamall, Greenbelt 5, Lucky Chinatown Mall, and Serendra, Fort Bonifacio, BGC

THE VERDICT:

This mascara proves that they know lashes the same way they know brows because it does what it says: this long- lasting, clump- free, waterproof, gentle mascara is something that can give luxury mascara brands a run for their money!

BROWHAUS HD MASCARA IN BLACK IN DETAIL

Introducing Browhaus HD Mascara, the newest makeup offering of Browhaus. It's a gentle, great-for-sensitive-skin waterproof, volumizing mascara. At the moment, it only comes in Black.

Ingredients

More about this lovely mascara after the break!

Friday, October 17, 2014

FAN MAIL FRIDAYS: What My Regular Makeup Routine Is Like


Well, that was a really interesting week as I think I've met the most appalling people in this industry. They're so appalling that I sometimes wonder how they can sleep soundly at night. Maybe some people are just born and bred to be a*holes.

Oh, I can't wait for this week to end-like what they say, 'It's just one of those weeks." I'm looking forward to a better one next week-a way, way better one.

Thank God that this blog gives me a quick breather from such things, moments, and people. I'll just answer this week's FMF to let off some steam! :) Question is from Grace and she asks:

Hi Martha! 
I always like your final look in all your face, lip, and eye product reviews. Please share your daily makeup routine. Thank you! 
Grace

Hi Grace!

Thanks for the lovely compliment! My daily makeup routine is just simple, although it always takes a while for me to finish because I am very meticulous with the outcome! To give you an idea of my meticulousness, after doing my makeup, I always check the final look under natural light and artificial light, and then make adjustments if necessary (which happens all the time!), plus I take photos to see how well my look will fare in photography-I live by the adage "Be dressed and look fab everyday because you'll never know when you'll be photographed!" :)

But you know, that's just me. You can take away all that meticulousness and just follow (if you wish!) my simple makeup routine. Click READ MORE and I'll share it with you!

BYS HD Microfinish Powder Review


Here's a review on BYS HD Microfinish Powder.

Price: P899.00
Bought From: Free
Other Locations: Available in BYS counters in Watson's and SM Department Stores

THE VERDICT:

If you like reading cosmetic labels like me, you'll realize that almost all powder products contain Silica, this mighty ingredient that is highly prized in the world of cosmetics. There might be a question mark lingering in your head so let me briefly introduce Ms. Silica to you.

Silica is a mineral, naturally found in the earth particularly in Sandstone, Granite, and Clay. Thanks to modern science, the beauty industry has found a way to extract this mineral without us having to manually filter these earth compounds to get Silica (And I doubt we know how, unless you're a scientist!). Silica is a great anti-caking and opacifying agent, one of the key helpers in long- wearing eyeshadows, face powders, liquid bases, concealers, blush, and bronzer products, plus it has great oil- absorbing properties. And since Silica has this natural smooth and fine texture, it has become the ingredient of choice for most HD setting powders. Unfortunately, when you see HD, the word expensive usually follows. 

BYS' new PRO Makeup range includes the HD Microfinish Powder, which is made from pure Silica, but without that jaw- dropping price tag. If you're starting to ease yourself into the world of PRO makeup, this HD powder is one of the great makeups to start with!

BYS HD MICROFINISH POWDER IN DETAIL

BYS said that this product imparts a velvety, soft, smooth, and long- lasting finish on the skin. It only comes in a translucent shade.


So this product is made up of only one thing: Silica. Actually, you can buy Silica in bulk from cosmetic manufacturers and resellers-that's what almost everyone did when Silica first boomed in the makeup industry and women were trying to find places where they can get it cheap, but a word of caution to everyone: There's the risk of getting contaminated Silica if you just get it from anyone or anywhere. Contaminated Silica poses health hazards such as emphysema and lung inflammation so to be sure and safe, buy from legit and licensed brands.

Experience the wonders of Silica without spending a fortune after the cut!
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