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Jul 18, 2014

Ellana Minerals Lip and Cheek Gel Review

I'm back! I have been really busy with taking care of my kiddos after work, so I didn't have time to blog for almost two weeks. Long story, short... my baby's nanny didn't come back. She was supposed to take a one week leave. We waited 2 weeks for her to come back, but she didn't and we never heard from her again. I had to find a replacement asap, and I finally found one... Okay nuff talk about me.

I got the Ellana Minerals Lip and Cheek Gel from my January BDJ Box subscription early this year. I've been using it on days when I just need a quick makeup fix.

Product Info from Ellana Minerals
One of our bestsellers, the Lip & Cheek Gel gives a gorgeous, rosy glow that
lasts the whole day. It delivers a sheer and beautiful no-makeup look while
moisturizing your skin. It doesn’t dry quickly, giving you enough time to blend it
evenly on your cheeks.

Retail Price: Php 220.00


How to Use:
Pump a small amount on the back of your hand. Pick up the product with your fingers then apply it on the apples of your cheeks.

 Ellana Minerals Lip & Cheek Gel in Amethyst Swatch (not blended)

The description says that the shade "Amethyst" is supposed to leave a plummy tint, however it just looks like a sheer red tint on me.

Ellana Minerals Lip & Cheek Gel in Amethyst Swatch (blended)

The tint itself, has a watery gel type texture. You only need a pea-sized amount to get that natural flush on your cheeks.  I find it ideal to use my fingers to apply this tint. I also learned that it looks great when blended right away rather than waiting a few seconds before you start working on it.

This can be a little tricky to apply, especially if you're not familiar with using cheek tints. I like that it lasts for a good 5 hours on my cheeks before it starts fading.

You need not worry about how it smells like, since this tint is fragrance-free. I also did not experience any allergic reactions to the product. The stain does not transfer once it sets. However, it is not easy to remove the stain on my fingers after application.

here's me using the lip and cheek gel on my cheeks and center of my lips

The Ellana Minerals Lip and Cheek tint adheres really well on my cheeks, but it's hard to let it stay on my lips. I have apply several layers on my upper lip for the color to really show. So, I just apply the tint on the center part of my lips most of the time, since it sets easily on that area.

The bottle comes with a pump which is convenient. But sometimes it has the tendency to pump a lot of product, so do be careful with that.

Overall, it's not bad considering the affordable price (around $5) and you get 20ml worth of product. However, I think there are better options in the market with the same price range.

Until next time. 

Cheerios!
***Hollie***

Jul 8, 2014

Wet n Wild Color Icon Eyeshadow Trio in Silent Treatment

Yep! it's another eyeshadow palette to love. Wet n Wild eyeshadow palettes are already popular amongst beauty enthusiasts and definitely one of those drugstore must-haves! I've been using their singles, trios, 6-pan and 8-pan palettes for a while now and they never disappoint. So, here's another trio that I think most of you will want.

 
(photo taken with flash)
Product Info from WnW Beauty
Coordinating trio shades takes the guesswork out of creating the perfect eye look. The "how to" palettes are created to highlight, define, and accentuate specific eye colors to create unique looks.

Retail Price: Php 299.00 (at SM beauty or Watsons)
(around $3 if bought in the US)

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The very first eyeshadow trio I got from Wet n Wild was "Knock on Wood" which you can see HERE. It was sent to me by a dear friend who lives in Florida a couple years ago along with other makeup stuff she picked for me. That was when I started loving Wet n Wild eye shadows.

 (photo taken under natural light)

Like their other eyeshadow palettes, the Wet n Wild eyeshadow trio in Silent Treatment is highly pigmented and easy to blend. It lasts long on my lids even without an eye primer (I don't have oily lids though). What's also nice, is that you can wear this palette from day to night. 

 (both photos taken under natural light)

I was easily attracted to this trio because of the eyelid color. It looks like a taupey lavender shade which I don't have in my collection. It is slightly similar to my fave Wet n Wild single eyeshadow in Nutty, which is what I use more often.

I am also planning to buy another cult favorite, the Wet n Wild Eyeshadow Trio in Walking on Eggshells. Since all three shades in that palette are exact dupes for popular mac eyeshadows, plus it's perfect for a natural, everyday look.

How bout you ladies, what are your favorite picks from the Wet n Wild color icon eyeshadow palettes?

Until next time.

Cheerios!
***Hollie***

Jun 30, 2014

COVERGIRL Eye Enhancers Quad in Tropical Fusion Swatch

Good Day ladies! Since it is technically still the summer season. (it has been raining all week here in the Philippines) I'd like to show you gals this cheap drugstore find, which I thought would be perferct for your spring or summer look.

I accidentally found this at ebay.ph early this year and was hoping that I could use it this summer, unfortunately, I forgot this actually existed, until recently. LOL

Product Info from CoverGirl
This collection of great eyeshadow shades is handpicked by our makeup pros and designed to make your eye look go from day to night. They blend effortlessly to bring your eyes out beautifully, without overshadowing. Experiment using them together or as single shades.

Retail Price: around PHP450 (priced at $5 in the US)
available at our local Cover Girl Counters but I bought mine online

(photo taken under natural light)

(photo taken under natural light)
CoverGirl Eye Enhancers 4-Kit Shadows in Tropical Fusion Swatch

I really like the blend of colors in this quad. They are very pretty and fun and I think this can look good with anyone, if applied correctly.  My only qualm about this quad is that, it is hard to let the colors show without a creamy base or primer. In addition to that, the lightest shade is very chalky and has less color payoff compared to the other three.

I honestly tried to do an EOTD with this quad, unfortunately there were too many distractions at home and I couldn't finish what I was doing. (oooh life of a mom. hehe)


What's funny is that, the colors look similar to the recently released YSL Bleus Lumier Summer 2014 Ombre Eyeshadow Palette which retails for $60!

Do you ladies have an eyeshadow palette similar to the ones above? Also, do let me know if you still want to see a completed look using the CG Tropical Fusion quad. If you don't, I won't bother. hehehe

Until next time.

Cheerios!
***Hollie***
 

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