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Aug 27, 2014

Colour Collection Ultimate Wear Lipstick Review and Swatches

Wednesday is Yoga day! well, for me at least. hehehe Anyway, I know some of you are already familiar with the Colour Collection Ultimate Wear lipsticks which came out last year.  I was able to snag a couple of shades at Sample Room and had already worn these in several occasions.

Product Info from Tupperware Brands
Achieve rich, longwearing color that glides on smoothly and doesn’t fade away easily. Always hydrating and never drying, this high-cushioned lipstick keeps lips moisturized all day, minimizes the appearance of fine lines, and stops feathering to give lips the perfect plumped-up appearance. Slim and handy, with a see through window for easy identification.

Retail Price: PHP 350
Full Size: 2.4g

Where to buy: Tupperware Branches

(photo taken under natural light)
I got the shades Naked Peach and Headturner

The Colour Collection Ultimate Wear Lipsticks comes in a sleek and slim tube, small enough to fit either my upper lip and lower lip. I find the slim size to be very convenient upon application since it is easy to control and the small diameter prevents lipstick mistakes.

Like most lipsticks, these are scented as well. I find the scent to be okay (has a hint of citrus, IMO) but can be overwhelming for some. Good thing is, it evaporates a few minutes after I apply it on my lips.

 Colour Collection Ultimate Wear Lipstick in Head Turner

Headturner, is definitely a show-stopping pink color that packs a punch. This shade literally turns heads I tell you. I received really awesome comments when I wore this to the office one day. (I know it's not appropriate for a work look, but who cares. LOL)

 Colour Collection Headturner Swatch

One thing's for sure, this particular color stays put, literally. It claims to last for about 8 hours and it absolutely did. This is actually one of the longest lasting lipsticks I have in my collection. I ate and drink during my 9-hour shift at the office and surprisingly it's still there.


It leaves a really nice stain on my lips. Even I already wiped my lips with wet wipes, the stain is still there. It can only be removed with an oil-based makeup remover, but not completely. There's still a little bit of stain left after doing so. This is the type of lipstick that is perfect for special events because of its staying power. However, I would advice you not to use this particular shade in a daily basis, as it may cause darkening of lips. 

Colour Collection Ultimate Wear Lipstick in Naked Peach

Naked Peach, on the other hand is a little different from Headturner.  Like the latter, Naked Peach also feels moisturizing and glides easily on my lips. After a number of hours, my lips still feels well hydrated and isn't dry at all.


If you noticed from both lip swatches, these lipsticks do not settle on fine lines, which is a really good thing. Unlike the shade Headturner, Naked Peach is not long lasting all. It fades easily when you drink or eat. Lastly, I'd like to note that though they have different staying power, both shades have excellent color payoff.

What I like about it...
* inexpensive
* slim and sleek size which is very convenient
* has excellent color payoff (Headturner is very pigmented)
* the tube twists all the way, so it's easier to close since the product doesn't stick out
* Headturner is very long lasting and it leaves a stain
* feels really light on my lips
* very hydrating on lips
* applies smoothly without tugging lips
* does not settle on fine lines
* no allergies or irritation experienced

What I don't like...
* it has a scent, I prefer fragrance-free lippies or mildy scented ones
* it would have been great if Naked Peach lasted long as well

My rating: 3 / 5

Overall, I'd say these are pretty good lipsticks. However, you just have to choose darker or bolder shades since the lasting power and pigmentation differs, depending on the color you pick. Would I recommend it? Yes, especially to those with dry cracked lips, since these lipsticks are really moisturizing and hydrating.

Until next time.

Cheerios!
***Hollie***

Aug 21, 2014

Mac Next Fad Pro Longwear Lipglass Review

I'm slacking off from my posts again. huhu. It's been a really rough week, and I'm literally drained.  There's so much going on at work lately and my baby Ehron had fever for the past 4 days. Good thing he's all better now.  Anyway, I just wanted to show you this lip gloss that I had in my kit for some time now. It's pretty and it's something that can be worn on a daily basis, if you like glossy lips.

Product Info from MAC Cosmetics
A longwearing Lipglass that goes on smooth and lasts for up to six hours! Envelops lips with shine and colour and pro-longs the hours between re-application.

Retail Price: $20.00 in the US
sold for around Php1,150 at our local MAC Counters


I got this Mac Pro Longwear Lipglass in Next Fad last April, during the second Mac Technique event held here in Cebu with Celebrity Makup Artist Jigs Mayuga which you can view HERE.

This was released last 2012 with the MAC Office Hours Collection, but this is not limited edition. It is part of their permanent line of Pro Longwear Lipglass.

As you can see in the photo above, this tube is taller than your usual Mac Lipglass. The scent and texture is still the same as the original lipglass. However, the consistency and feel of the product itself is different.


The applicator is very different from the usual doe-foot form of the original lipglass. This one is pinched in the middle, so it is much flatter. The applicator actually looks very similar to Revlon's Colorburst Lipgloss applicators. If you have that in your kit then you know what I'm talking about.

 (this is one swipe of the gloss)
The formulation of the Pro Longwear Lipglass is much more thicker and more sticky. Probably understandable which explains the long wear-time on lips. I also like that it does not settle on my lips' fine lines.


It lasts for more than 4 hours on my lips, with light drinking and eating. It's pretty awesome for a Lipgloss actually, since most regular gloss just fade after a drink or two. The color payoff is great as well. Only the shades Next Fad and Boundless Beige has shimmers in their collection. Also, these two are the lightest. The rest of shades available are very bold and opaque.

Overall, I like to wear this gloss for events where I need to look my best for several hours. However, I seldom use this since it's too sticky. If you already find the Mac Lipglass sticky then this is even more sticky than the latter. I find this to be quite expensive for a just a tube of lipgloss.

If you're a lipgloss lover, then I'd recommend you give this a try. For those who are not comfortable with glosses or those who doesn't like sticky glosses, I'd say skip this.

Until next time.

Cheerios!
***Hollie***

Aug 15, 2014

Dresslily.com Shopping Experience

So, a couple of months ago I ordered a few products from Dresslily.com. After about a month of waiting, the items finally arrived!


Dresslily is a leading international online fashion clothing and accessory store. They offer everything from gorgeous Women's Clothing, Intimate Lingerie, Bags, Women's Shoes, Wigs, Fashion Jewelry and Accessories, and many more fantastic items at super affordable prices.

Would you believe me if I told you, that I got all three items for less than $20 dollars? Yes, that's right. My total amount was only $19.00+ and the best part is, they offer FREE Shipping Worldwide to more than 200 countries!

I won't keep you waiting, here's what I got.


Some girls are more drawn to buying shoes and bags. However, I on the other hand have a thing for wrist watches. I tend to be attracted to white watches most of the time. hehe


So, the first thing I bought from the site was this Fashion "WoMaGe" Rhinestone Decoration Oversized watch. I liked how this looked in person, unfortunately both the long and short hand were already broken when it arrived. huhuhu... I had this checked and the cost for repairing it is just the same as buying a new one since this only cost around $4. So, I didn't proceed with having this repaired.


The  next thing I got from the site is this fashion Miler Quartz Watch with Steel and Plastic Watch Band for Women in White which only cost $9.48. Now this is another story. I already wore this watch twice and my friends noticed it right away. They kept telling me how nice it is and that it looked fancy. They couldn't believe me when I told them it was sold for less than 10 bucks. I find it very pretty and elegant as well. Good thing, it arrived in great condition.


The last thing I got from the site was this Plus Size Cute Bag Pattern Batwing Sleeve Women's T-Shirt. This one only cost $6.61 dollars. Definitely not bad for something so cute and comfortable to wear. Unfortunately, though it says "Plus Size" this shirt isn't big enough to be considered a plus size. The shirt was actually a little tight on me. (I guess, I need to loose weight LOL)

Overall, the whole process of ordering from Dresslily.com was very fast and easy. My only complaint was the broken watch. I wished it came in great condition too, then everything would have been great. They offer really beautiful pieces at an affordable price. If you don't mind waiting 30 days for your orders to arrive, then I suggest you check out the site. I'm sure you fashionistas will have a blast browsing through the site.

Disclaimer: This website sent me a $20 voucher to try out their products. However, this has not affected my views and opinion about their services. I remain honest and truthful about my experience throughout the entire post.

Until next time.
Cheerios!
***Hollie***

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