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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***

Aug 12, 2014

Happy Skin Eye Am Here To Stay Gel Pencil Eyeliner Review

I've recently enrolled to an Ashtanga Yoga class and I've discovered a couple of products that proved to be long lasting even with all the sweat coming out due to yoga practice.

Wouldn't you love to place your bets on someone you can trust? Imagine this: Someone who promises to stand by you through tears—both happy and sad. Someone who helps transform you into the best you that you can possibly be. Someone who brings out the sparkle in your eye. The same criteria apply to eyeliners.

Product Info from Happy Skin
To give women all around the stability, consistency, and definition they deserve, Happy Skin, the Philippine’s fave homegrown brand of skin-caring makeup, sets all women up with a dependable partner—their new Happy Skin Eye Am Here To Stay 24h Gel Pencil Auto Eyeliner.

Retail Price: Php 499.00 each

Happy Skin is currently available at Rustan’s Makati and Rustan’s Shangri-la, Beauty Bar, and Plains & Prints boutiques. You can also buy Happy Skin online via shop.beautybar.com.ph. 

Available in Three Shades: Perfect Black, Chic Brown, and Peppermint


The Happy Skin team sent me two shades of their eyeliner, in Chic Brown and Peppermint. This was sent together with the Summer Collection a few months ago which you can check HERE.


I honestly love the packaging of this gel eyeliner. It's quite cute but still chic at the same time. This is an Auto pencil, so you only need to twist in order to get the product out. The tiny sharpener at the bottom always comes in handy, whenever I want the tip of my eyeliner to be sharper.



Here is how Chic Brown looks when worn. If you notice it is not completely matte since it has visible gold shimmers.

Happy Skin Eye Am Here To Stay 24h Gel Pencil Auto Eyeliner in the shade Chic Brown – is a deep cocoa tinge that gives eyes a soft, natural shape. Best for those who want their eyes to appear bigger.


This is how the Peppermint shade looks on me. I was skeptical with this shade at first, since it's the first time I've seen a mint shade eyeliner. But when I tried it on my waterline, it definitely was an instant wake me up kind of eyeliner!

Happy Skin Eye Am Here To Stay 24h Gel Pencil Auto Eyeliner in the shade Peppermint – is a better alternative to white and flesh eyeliner, this is the perfect eye brightener!

 (Photo taken under natural light)
Happy Skin Eye Am Here To Stay 24h Gel Pencil Eyeliner Swatches in
Peppermint and Chic Brown


I've worn both eyeliners for a few months now and I have to say I'm overly impressed! This thing doesn't budge, smudge or smear at all! I've tried washing it with a liquid hand soap and it's still there. I had to rub the swatch on my hand so hard until I was able to remove most, but not completely. 

I've also worn this during exercise and in yoga class, where I really sweat a lot and it's still there like nobody's business. There was a time, I woke up one morning and noticed that I still had my eyeliner on. I completely forgot to remove it the night before, because it looks so natural on my upper lash line, that I forgot I had it on. That's about 24 hours of wear, literally and it stayed!



What I like about it...
* affordable
* easily accessible for us pinays
* it's an auto pencil, and has a free sharpener at the bottom
* the packaging is sturdy and doesn't feel like it's made of cheap plastic
* has a smooth and velvety texture
* easy to apply and glides on easily without tugging my lids
* smudge proof, sweat proof, waterproof, budge proof
* long lasting, I've proven it literally stays on for 24 hours on my upper lash line
* stays for a good 3 hours on my waterline before it starts to fade
* the product itself does not break, I've tried other gel liner pencils before that snaps easily

* did not experience any allergies or irritation

What I don't like...
* the shade Chic Brown has shimmers, so I wouldn't recommend this to those with sensitive eyes
* can only be removed with an oil based makeup remover

My rating: 5 / 5

This eyeliner definitely reached HG status for me! It's the best formulation of Gel Eyeliner Pencil I've ever tried to date. In addition to that, it glides on smoothly and applies like a breeze. The Peppermint shade looks a whole lot better on those with lighter and fairer skin.  I just wish this they also make this in dark brown without any shimmer, then I'd be more than ecstatic.

Don't forget to like their Facebook Page Happy Skin Cosmetics and follow them on Instagram HappySkin_PH for more updates.

Until next time.

Cheerios!
***Hollie***

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