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Pout your lips as you conquer the world!馃拫馃實

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May 2015

Email Alert: M路A路C Wash & Dry – The Laundromat is Open for Business!

I just received an exciting email a few hours ago about the new collection of MAC (Make-Up Art Cosmetics).

It is colorful and vivacious! Gotta have some!

The packaging is a wonderful reminder of summer! Give me some pi帽a colada, please!

I try to restrain myself, aka, my credit card so I ONLY ordered two products. It was a total of $44.52 inclusive of tax and without shipping fee (jump high!).

The other shades are Creme d’Nude (which was sold out after a few minutes, gah!), Morange and Steam Heat.

I feel ecstatic with this! I haven’t bought any Mac blush yet and I’m dying to have one. The other shade of the blush is Crisp Whites. Cute name, isn’t it!

I have disappointed myself before for waiting for some time to purchase limited edition MAC products. This time around, I went ahead and dived in before they all got sold out. I don’t want to be left washed out and dried again, eh.

The Mac Wash & Dry collection will be available in stores on May 21, 2015.

Ready for make-up shopping?!

***All pictures are from MAC.***

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Unboxing: May 2015 Boxycharm

With my insta-stalking, I found out about Boxycharm. At first, I hesitated because it costs $21, that’s like Ipsy and Birchbox plus a dollar combined. But when I saw that the last month’s Boxycharm consisted of one whole eyeshadow palette, I was like…

source image: forum.hardware.fr
Well well well… there was no eyeshadow palette this month. But I wasn’t at all disappointed! I love everything, absolutely everything, in this box!

That moment when you want to play with your toys in the most acceptable way for a woman of a certain age…
…but decided to break the rules! lol! Kitty is just happy for me that for $21, I got $98 worth of items!

So what am I all excited about? Let’s see…

  

ModelCo Bronze Shimmer for $22.00 (full size).
I am currently using only one bronzer, The Balm’s Bahama Mama. I’ve got no complaints with that but I’m also willing to try new ones. It’s makeup, be adventurous.

The Lip Bar lipstick is for $20.
I adore the packaging! It may not fit on my lipstick organizer (check my post here), but I don’t care! I will put this together with my other make-up stash.

The shade is called Purple Rain. Purple is one of my two favorite colors besides Blue.
Didn’t I say I am smitten with their packaging! kissy kissy lips 馃拫

Bodyography Essential Brow Trio for $19 (full size)
I am always on a lookout for the best eyebrow pencil/shadow for me. Why? I am not blessed with good eyebrows plus I got in with the 90s trend of overplucking them. If you want to see what I mean, check my post about this.

 

Bodyography Brow Brush for $19.
It is pretty marvelous when you got something from your subscription boxes that you actually NEED. Besides using this with the Bodyography Essential Brow Trio, I can definitely use this too with my other eyebrow powder.

Lauren B. Beauty Nail Polish for $18 (full size)
I left all, as in ALL, of my nail polish bottles and nail stickers at my parents’ house. So this nude, called “Sunset Tower”, is a good addition to my almost non-existing collection of nail products here in the US. But what I love about this is that it’s vegan, Cruelty-Free and a nice basic color to compliment the purple lipstick included here in the box.

It was truly a good first impression for my first Boxycharm. I can’t wait for what’s in store for me next month.

Links:

Boxycharm

ModelCo

The Lip Bar

Bodyography

Lauren B. Beauty


Review: Revlon Ultra HD Lipstick

I have always been a fan of Revlon. There was a time that almost all of the make-up and beauty tools that I was using were from Revlon.

So I was excited to know that they have this new lipstick that a lot of people are liking very much.

The REVLON ULTRA HD lipstick is described on their website as, 

Revolutionary wax-free gel technology for true color clarity in one smooth swipe. Available in 20 high-definition shades.”

They got me with the “Revolutionary”! Revolutionary Revlon, why not!

I bought my first Revlon Ultra HD lipstick at Walmart for $7.97 while the other 2 are from Target for $7.99 each.

  

I love the transparent cap for it makes it easier for me to see the shade of the lipstick. But personally, I don’t like square lipstick caps because I tend to hit the lipstick bullet trying to figure out how to close or open it. It messes up the cap and the holder of the lipstick bullet. But then again, I’m also a bit of a klutz and probably didn’t do well with the shape sorter toys when I was a kid, lol.
  

This is my first Revlon Ultra HD Lipstick from Walmart
Orchid is a vibrant yet very wearable pink
Petunia is brownish red and is very pigmented.

My recent purchase, Primrose, is a perfect MLBB.

I find that all of them are very hydrating to my lips. Orchid is the most sheer among the three of them while Petunia is the most pigmented.

They wear off easily like a normal lipstick when you eat or drink but Petunia leaves a good faded color on the lips.

The consistency when it comes to re-application after it has faded is not the same. I find that the Petunia is the best among the three.

I obviously have all the praises for Petunia, my first lipstick from the collection, that’s why I opted to buy the other shades.

I’m thinking of buying two more of these lipsticks, Dahlia and Iris, based from what I saw from their website.



What do you think? Have you ever tried Revlon Ultra HD Lipsticks before?

Link to Walmart

Link to Target

***Other images (as indicated) are from http://www.Revlon.com***

 

Happy Mother’s Day

To all the mothers and other kinds of mothers out there…  

Clothes Clothes Clothes

I left a lot of my clothes, shoes and bags when I moved here in the US. I miss my stuff but I didn’t want to spend a lot on airport baggage fees.

To simply put it, I need clothes. I can live, for now, with the bags and shoes that I have. So far, to shop for clothes, I already went to Macy’s, JCPenney, Kohl’s and Gap. I couldn’t bring myself from shopping too much because I don’t have a job yet. But with the clothes that I bought recently, I find myself choosing more “classic” designs and less trendy. Gone are the days of my flashy color tops and dresses.

Macy’s

My husband got himself a Macy’s Card when we first shopped together there. He was able to get an additional 20% off from our purchases for that day.

What I wore on my wedding: Calvin Klein jacket and a simple white knee-length dress
  
What I was supposed to, but did not wear, on my reception: a Calvin Klein dress and a black jacket. I returned the dress because I didn’t think it suit me
  

I like the lace details of this blue quarter-sleeves blouse
You can never go wrong with a black blouse. I pair this with black skinny jeans and brown boots.

JCPenney

The nearest JCPenney at our house is inside the local mall and the choices are limited. You see, in the Philippines, malls are humongous and are almost always crowded so shopping here was different to say the least.

It was on the clearance shelf and I got this for $9!!! Woah!
 
I like boho-chic tops… and blue and loose!
   

I like the embroidered details and the bluish purple color of this top

Kohl’s

I like shopping at Kohl’s. Our local Kohl’s may not be as big as our Macy’s but I like their rewards program, the Kohl’s Cash. 

I got this on sale too. I haven’t worn this one yet but I can see myself wearing this with a black skinny jeans with white loafers
I like the longer back detail

I love star designs and this one comes in blue too. But I thought, it was too “wizardy” so I chose the gray one. It’s funny because my husband thought that this was a sleepwear.
 
I bought this because, again, it’s blue and I like the cute anchor prints.
  

Up close… ahoy!!!
Another blue and bohemian top to add to my closet
I love the geometric designs
I don’t wear sleeveless, due to my insecurities, so a black cardigan is a must for me so I can wear my other sleeveless dresses and tops

We bought this during winter and I love the assymetrical cut on the collar. It is sexy yet subtle.
 
This pair of Levi’s Jeans is the only pair of pants that I have bought so far.
  

Gap

I haven’t bought anything from Gap before so this was a first. Gap products are a lot more expensive in the Philippines.

I got this on clearance and the picture doesn’t depict its real color. This one has a bit of bluish and purplish shade on it.
See the bluish hint? The price of $19.99 was even cut lower to 30%
Of course, I need another one because it was on sale! This gray one is a good neutral top to wear with jeans.

That’s it, so far, and hopefully not the last, lol.馃槀馃槄

But to end this post in a nice note, I’ll show you something that I purchased from Fort McHenry. 

 

the land of the free…
  
…and the home of the brave

   

Thankful To The 88

I got 88 followers on my new Twitter account within the span of 12 hours! 

I celebrate little things like these.

Thank you soooooo much!

   

Please check my new Twitter account @ladyecheboreche.

I follow back! 鉁
   

 

My Favorite Concoction For My Worst Face Days

I have a sensitive skin and it has gotten more sensitive when I arrived here in the US, most probably because my skin is adjusting to the weather, food and everything else in between.

Last Sunday, I woke up looking up like this.

I already put my original “concoction” but before that, my face was scaly, dry and itchy. But you can still see the redness here.

This is not the face you put on instagram and hashtag #IWokeUpLikeThis. 

This is the face you don’t want to see in the mirror first thing in the morning. 

This is NOT what you want to look like two days before your state ID picture-taking.

So I sent this photo to my husband and this was his reaction and my reply to his reaction. 

 

But thanks to a combination of every beauty products that work for me, I was back to normal within 24 hours.

So what’s my secret? An equal dollop of all of the products below.  

My brother-in-law told me about this and how it works for his kids. We bought this at Walmart for $6.72. It makes my skin soft and moisturized.
  
Bought this one at Target for $4.99 and it DEFINITELY relieves the itchiness and redness on my face
 
Because you should always put a sunscreen… Bought this at Target for $8.39
 

As you may noticed, the Aquaphor and the Aveeno Hydrocortisone are almost empty (while writing this post, I am texting my husband to pass by Walmart or Target) because unfortunately, last Sunday was not the only worst face day for me lately. On the other hand, I only use the Aveeno sunscreen when I go out of the house.

 

How Aquaphor looks like when you open it
  
How Aquaphor looks like when it is applied to the skin
  
How Aveeno庐 Active Naturals Anti-itch Cream looks like when you open it
  
How Aveeno庐 Active Naturals Anti-itch Cream looks like when it is applied to the skin
  
How Aveeno Smart Essentials Daily Nourishing Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 30 looks like when you open it
 
How Aveeno Smart Essentials Daily Nourishing Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 30 looks like when it is applied to the skin

I only use the Aveeno hydrocortisone if my face is red and itchy. I also add another step if I will go out of the house. I blot my face first with a single ply of a facial tissue (as what I’ve learned from Wayne Goss, the famous YouTuber), before I put on my foundation. I usually do this right after I blow dry my hair so my “concoction” will be absorbed by my skin thoroughly and the excess will simply be removed by the tissue. Remember, just pat your face with the tissue ever so gently and don’t rub it.

So far, this works for me. 

I hope to read some of your original beauty concoction too.

    

Unboxing: Human Nature Haul

I always like trying natural products. My skin is very sensitive so if I can, I try to stay away from products with too much harmful chemicals. 

Back in the Philippines, I’ve been an avid fan of Human Nature. Their products are natural and cruelty-free. So I’m glad that I can still purchase their products here in the US by simply going to their website. 

 

  

Free shipping for a minimum of $50. The prices here are already 20% off.
   

 

20% off! Woohoo!
 
Natural, Fair Trade, Cruelty-Free
  

I bought 6 feminine wash for $5.99 each; 2 pieces for each variant
  
     
Each product has an expiration date; not everything has the same expiration date. I will be using this one first.
  

I have been using this a lot for 2 years and I think nothing else is better
 
Natural Baby Wonder Oil for $4.99. I haven’t tried this one yet before so I’m looking forward in using this.
  
100% Natural Purifying Facial Scrub 50ml for $3.99. For me this is the best facial scrub! It doesn’t hurt my face and I use this every other day.
  
Nourishing Face Toner for $4.99. I find that this toner makes my face clean and smooth.
 

All Natural Spray Sanitizers for $1.99 each. I tried this from a friend before and I liked it.
  
Natural Baby Wash for $4.99. I haven’t tried this too before but I’m looking forward to try this on my next shower.
   

I will try to post a review for each product.

You can check the Human Nature products here.

  

Lipstick Love

I love lipstick! It is my favorite make-up. It instantly brightens my mood. It is the difference between me looking like a zombie versus looking like a lady.馃懟馃拃

I don’t have as much as others but I want them all to look organized. I have enough lipsticks to make me wear a different lipstick each day in a month, which I try to do.


I went to Amazon to look for a lipstick organizer. Woah! Cheap and free shipping! Hold your horses!

I ordered this last April 17 and I was surprised with the expected delivery date.

 
Oh well, free shipping and for $3.73 only! Beggars can’t be choosers. So I ordered two.

But lo and behold, I got them after 10 days.

 

The packaging is too small so I never thought that it will consist of 2 organizers.
  
All the way from China
  
The box is so thin.
  
So that’s why I heard something jingling inside the box…
  
One organizer is slightly broken
  
But the front is fine
  
The other organizer is perfect
  
Almost all kind of lipsticks can fit in here
  
This L’oreal lipstick doesn’t fit if you put it this way
  
I put it upside down so that it can fit
 
On my vanity table

Even if it arrived slightly broken, overall I’m satisfied with the organizers. First, they are cheap. For $3.73 each, that’s a steal! Second, free shipping, boom! Third, they arrived earlier than expected. And last, almost all of my lipsticks can fit in there.

Now I need to buy more lipsticks!!!

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