Remember this? I got my order this week and I’m so excited to show them to you.
The sides of the box…
Too Faced Shadow Insurance
This is my first eyeshadow primer since I don’t usually wear eyeshadow anyway. I heard a lot of good things about this one so I can’t wait to use this not only for my Too Faced eyeshadow palette but also for my new BH Cosmetics eyeshadow.
Too Faced Chocolate Bar Eyeshadow Collection
I heard about this palette first from “From Head To Toe” beauty blogger/vlogger then eventually, it seems like this palette has become everyone’s must-have.
They also included a cheat sheet/tutorial on how to create different looks using this palette.
I will try my best to try one of these! 😅
I heard that they made some changes with the packaging. There were some complaints on how it looked so bulky and hollow. However I can say that the new packaging is sleeker and made out of durable tin can, or plastic, I’m a bit confused on what’s it made out of but I like it. I’m gearing toward it being a metal though.
So why chocolate? Besides that it’s made with 100% cocoa that makes chocolates, it also smells like cocoa! I want to eat it! When I first showed it to my friend who doesn’t wear make-up, she really thought it was a real chocolate before I opened the packaging!
The colors are so lovely!
This is their new foundation that will be launched on June 15.
I will use this first before using the full size that I just bought.
The Pocket Damage
You can never go wrong with free shipping and a discount!
Remember my post about the BH Cosmetics promo? I got what I ordered online around two weeks ago but something else was needed to be announced urgently that day (aka the Too Faced Sale post) so this unboxing has been moved today.
BH Cosmetics has been popular for some time now in YouTube and several blogs. They are affordable and offer a lot of options especially with their eyeshadow palettes. So when they offered free shipping and free palette, it was time for me to board the ship!
Special Occasion 39 Color Eyeshadow & Blush Palette
I am in love with this palette! The blush palette already has highlighter and bronzer. The blushes are all pigmented and wearable.
The eyeshadow portion has matte and shimmer. I can see myself creating different looks out of these, from daytime to nighttime make-up.
First Edition – 120 Eyeshadow Palette
Honestly, I was overwhelmed with all these colors! Some of them quite look alike but I haven’t tried them yet so I will leave my final judgment on a later post, with swatches and make-up looks.
The Mystery Eyeshadow Palette: BH Party Girl After Hours
I intentionally did not open this yet. I checked the YouTube first and images online. I think the Special Occasion will suffice so I’m thinking of giving this to my niece.
The Pocket Damage
Not so damaging at all…
So that’s my first BH Cosmetics haul. I will try to post their swatches and some looks that an eyeshadow noob like me can cook up. 😅😅😅
Yes, you read that right. It’s not just “From UK with love” but it is also “From UK from Love”! I got a package from my big sister who lives in United Kingdom and my parents call her fondly as “Love”. I’m “Darling” and she’s “Love” when my parents are not mad at us, hehe.
Drum roll, please!!!
2 Shirts for my husband
Unfortunately, the shirts didn’t fit my hubby. So, in short, they’re now mine too! 😅
Michael Kors sunglasses
I love!!! I am a fan of super big shades. I can’t wait to wear these this summer!
I am so ready for summer! Bring the heat on!
Cath Kidston Kingswood Rose Mini Satchel
Isn’t this adorable! This purse is perfect for spring and summer! I am not a fan of flower printed things but the flowers here look a bit abstract. The black background made it also look classy and modern.
This YSL Rouge Volupté Shine lipstick was my special request and this is my first YSL lipstick! My sister, together with my nieces, chose Rose In Tension (#17) for me. I intentionally didn’t swatch it yet so I can make a post solely for this one.
By the way, the purse and the lipstick look so good together!
If you’ve seen my previous post where I was announcing giddily the new MAC Wash & Dry collection, it was actually my first time to order MAC products online. I ordered online last Friday so for the last three days, I was, to say the least, restless…
Alas! It arrived today, on a Tuesday. There’s a mysterious black box right outside my door… And a lot more blackness when you open it.
I only ordered two products out of the collection. One was a lipstick, that is already sold out online, and the other one is a blush, my first ever MAC blush. Total pocket damage: $44.52 ($2.52 tax).
The tricolor packaging reminds me of their old collection, the Proenza Schouler.
I find the packaging ADORABLE! The green, orange and gold combo of the MAC Wash & Dry collection reminds me of watching the sunset on a beach.
The lipstick, Tumble Dry, costs $17.50USD.
MAC Wash & Dry lipstick in Tumble Dry is a lustre. I am not a fan of MAC lustre lipsticks. I am more of a satin-matte-amplified kind of a MAC girl. But the color of the lipstick looked intriguing online and I don’t have this particular shade yet. I knew that initially I will be disappointed. But in the spirit of “everything is a first time”, I will try to wear this proudly and with an open-mind. It smells like butter and is totally hydrating to the lips so I guess I’m starting to look at it with a glass half-full.
The Hipness blush retails at $24.50USD.
No need to look at the glass half full or half empty. The glass is FULL and OVERFLOWING! I am in L❤️VE with this blush. It has a subtle gold shimmer that is not at all offensive. It is outrageously pigmented that even after a few minutes of rubbing it off, the swatch on my arm is still visible.
I should have gotten more from the collection, seriously. Especially the lipstick, I should have purchased all four! 😂
It will launch in stores on May 21, 2015. But you can easily go to MAC’s website to check this new collection.
***Featured Image is a digitally manipulated photo from MAC Cosmetics email***
The first product that I always buy from a make-up company that I haven’t tried before is a lipstick. I always have this specific product to try first to gauge how good a company is. For instance, for a restaurant, I will order lasagna if they have any. I am THAT weird I guess 😂 or I just absolutely love lipsticks and lasagna.💄🍴
So I, of course, had to buy NYX lipsticks first when I heard about them from a friend who told me how affordable and good they are. The fact that they are cruelty-free is a major plus too.
I initially tried their Soft Matte Lip Creams, but for this post, I will review three of their Matte Lipsticks and the new lipstick that I bought yesterday at Target, a NYX Butter Lipstick. I bought them at $5.99 each.
Aren’t they all the perfect colors for Spring!
All of the NYX Matte Lipsticks that I have glide on to the lips smoothly and easily, without tugging the lips as some matte lipsticks do. They are also surprisingly hydrating for matte lipsticks.
Butter Lipstick, as expected, did feel “buttery” when applied making my lips hydrated without the feeling of stickiness.
I have a dark pigmentation around my lips and Tea Rose conceals it thoroughly at one application even without a lip liner. I feel that it even makes my lips look more plump ala Kylie Jenner. Well, I have been using this way before the swollen lips challenge! 💋
Tea Rose is obviously my favorite NYX Matte Lipstick. Do you see how small and almost empty it is? This is actually my second NYX Tea Rose lipstick and I will definitely buy my third once I ran out of this one.
These lipsticks don’t leave much stain on the lips after eating and can last for around 4 to 6 hours when left untouched. But when you do, say goodbye to lipstick and just reapply. Since it doesn’t make my lips chappy, reapplying is easy peasy.
It doesn’t have any distinct smell at all. I promise, I sniffed like crazy and there’s nothing. 👃🏼
If you want to check their website, please click here. But basically, you can buy them at almost all the drugstores and supermarkets near you.
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 piña 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.
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…
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!
So what am I all excited about? Let’s see…
I am currently using only onebronzer, 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?