Friday, August 21, 2015

The Power of Makeup

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This post was inspired by NikkieTutorials on Youtube. She created a video showing the power of makeup after noticing girls hesitant to admit their love for it. As stated in her video, "Nowadays when you love makeup, you either do it because you want to look good for boys. You do it because you are insecure. Or, you do it because you don't love yourself". #realtalk.

For me, I love makeup because I want to look good for myself and El Hubby, of course (although he doesn't care if I wear makeup or not). I love myself, but I do have a bit of insecurities. Who doesn't? I'm not ashamed to admit that I sometimes rely on makeup as a mood booster. I use a concealer to cover up those dang blemishes I have and I feel much better about how I look when I have a full "caked" face that's on point that I don't wanna take it off. Is that so bad? In my opinion, to each his own. I love makeup. I love how it makes me feel and, it's okay ^_^.

I love Nikkie's video because you can clearly see right before your eyes how makeup can be change one's appearance. It's magical. It's art. It's powerful and amazing!

So, I decided to makeup my own version. Watch the video below to see it.

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Products used:

-Temptu Mattifying Primer
-Make-up Designory cream foundation in GY1
-Revlon Photoready cream concealer in Medium
-Dermablend Setting Powder in Cool Beige

-Wet n' Wild Fergie Eye Shadow Primer
-Wet n' Wild Fergie Photo Focus Studio Eyeshadow Palette in Milano Collections
-Mirabella liquid eye liner
-Urban Decay 24/7 eye liner in Zero

-Wet n Wild Brow Ultimate Brow Kit in Ash Brown

-Milani blush in Afterglow
-Wet n Wild Coloricon blusher in Pearlescent Pink

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Wet n Wild "Under the Sheets' Makeup Remover Towelettes

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Wet n Wild Under the Sheets Makeup Remover Towlettes $2.99 

  I got a bit excited when I saw it at my local Target. I didn't know WnW has makeup wipes, so I had to buy it. It comes in 25 pre-moistened makeup wipes. Brand claims that it's hypoallergenic, great for sensitive skin and removes makeup. 

 This product was just okay for me. Yes, it did remove makeup, but not entirely all of it. It was unable to remove waterproof mascara and eye liner. I had to put more pressure to really remove the makeup and it's not wet enough. Maybe I got a bad pack, but it needed to be more wet. It also looks and feel exactly like the ELF makeup remover cleansing cloths. They are both very stretchy and thin.

I've used better makeup remover wipes from the drugstore, but for the low price for $3, it's not so bad. For me, it works better to keep in my purse if I need to clean and refresh my face in the day. It's small and doesn't take too much space inside my purse. 

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Wet n Wild is Animal Cruelty Free.

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It's thin.

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It's very stretchy.

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All the silly faces I make when I remove my makeup O_o.

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Left side is after using the wipes.

I would love to hear your thoughts. Have you tried it?

Sunday, July 19, 2015

E.L.F. Studio Eyebrow Kit REVIEW and DEMO

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Eyes Lips Face Studio Eyebrow Kit $3 in Medium is a brow kit/duo. It has tinted brow gel or wax, brow powder and a small angled liner brush. This is a HIT for me. It's my first time trying brow gel and I really like it. The shade Medium is perfect against my black hair. It's not too dark, nor too light. It's just right. I found it interesting that the gel is darker than the powder. The powder is more of a light taupe shade (see photo below). I also love the ease of use. I simply apply the brow gel first with angled liner brush, then top it off with the brow powder to set. 

Keep in mind that it has a bit of red undertone. I prefer a true brow color when it comes to my brows. But it's a big deal because it's not noticeable. El Hubby can't tell, but I can ^_^. For, $3 it is a great product!

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I like the sleek packaging. It's made of hard plastic.

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In comparison to a NARS blush.

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I like the small mirror.

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*with flash*

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*without flash*


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Here's what my naked brow looks like.

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1. Using an angled liner brush, take the brow gel and outline the brow. I followed the natural shape of my brow.

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2. Fill it in with the same brow gel.

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3. Set the brows with the brow powder by applying it on top.

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4. Brush with a spooly to blend so it doesn't look harsh.

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5. Finished look.

You can purchase this product at Target, CVS, Walmart and

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

TAGALOG Makeup Videos

Hey friends, I just want to let you that I have Tagalog makeup videos on my Youtube Channel. Tagalog is the Philippine language in case you didn't know. I have 3 videos so far and I plan to make more in the future.

Just want to share a little bit about my background. I was born and raised in the Philippines. My family and I immigrated here in the U.S. when I was 15 years old back in 2000. We became American citizens in 2005. Now, I reside in Orange County, Ca with my loving El Hubby Cakes.

To my fellow Filipino beauty lovers out there, let me know in the comments down below if you guys have any requests. 

Sunday, June 7, 2015

Generation Beauty 2015 Day 1 Goodie Bag VIDEO

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Hey guys, I just wanna share all the goodies we got the The Generation Beauty Event last weekend. Generation Beauty is an event for all beauty lovers especially for beauty creators on Youtube, vloggers and bloggers. It was created by Ipsy and Michelle Phan. It was a 2 day event held in Downtown Los Angeles at L.A. Live Event Deck.

Check their website to learn more

I'm so glad I went. I got to see some of my favorite Youtube Makeup Gurus, Blogger friends and learned new makeup tips and tricks from different beauty brands. I can't wait to go again next year!

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  • Disney 3 Piece Fairy Sponges in Aurora *full size*
  • NYX Xtreme Shine Lip Cream in Dolly Girl *sample size*
  • Chella Beauty Ivory Lace Highlighter *full size*
  • Bare Minerals Nude Perfection
  • China Glazenail laquer in Point Me To The Party *full size*
  • Cargo Cosmetics Swimmables Eye Pencil in Pfeiffer Beach *full size*
  • Crown Brush Blush Brush *sample size*
  • It Cosmetics Hello Lashes *sample size*
  • Tarte Cosmetics LipSurgence lip tint in Enchanted *full size*
  • Sephora lip gloss in Pin-Up Pink Shiny *sample size*
  • Oscar Blandi Dry Shampoo Powder Hairspray *sample size*
  • Laneige BB Cushion *sample size*
  • Gallany Cosmetics lipstick in Bougainvillea *full size*
  • Ardell Professional Natural Demi Wispies false lashes *full size*

Freebies from the Beauty Brand Sponsors

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  • SOHO Funktionally Fun Double Zip Organizer *full size*
  • Be a Bombshell Pout Potion in Secret *full size*
  • It Cosmetics Lipstick in Blurred Lines *full size*
  • X-OUT Spot Corrector *full size*
  • Jouer Sparkle and Shine Holiday Party Favor *sample size*
  • Sephora Cream Blush in Apricot *full size*
  • Proactive Mark Fading Pads *full size*
  • Pacifica Eye Shadow Duo in Unicorn *full size*
  • PIXI by Petra Endless Silky Eye Pen in Black *sample size*
  • Cargo Cosmetics Lip Gloss in Sahara *full size*
  • City Color cosmetics Lip Balm Fire *full size*
  • NYX Cosmetics High Volatge Lipstick in Privileged *full size* 

2 of my favorite FREEBIES are below. I can't wait to try them all.

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Smashbox Pure Angle Pure Pigment Gel Liners *full size*

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Too Faced Born This Way liquid foundation *full size*

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Physicians Formula Super BB All in 1 Beauty Balm in Natural Peach REVIEW/DEMO

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*Physicians Formula Super BB All in 1 Beauty Balm in Natural Peach* $6.99

Hey loves, here is a mini review video of the The Physicians Formula Super BB All in 1 Beauty Balm in Natural Peach.  It's one of the newest products in their Super BB line. It promise so many benefits, but the few things I like about it are the build in sunscreen SPF 20 and how it looks on my cheeks. The shade Natural Peach looks really nice against my medium to tan skin tone. It's still a good product, but just don't think it's a must have.

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Swatch on my arm. LEFT swiped once. RIGHT swiped 3x

Saturday, May 9, 2015

Wet n Wild Coverall Correcting Palette REVIEW/DEMO

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Wet n Wild Coverall Correcting Palette $4.99

Wet n Wild Coverall Correcting Palette is concealer palette that is used to correct the imperfections on the face for a flawless look. It has 4 concealer shades: purple, green, yellow and white. The colors are used to concealer blemishes, pimples, redness and dullness on the face.

Yellow is the opposite of purple on the color wheel. Use it to conceal under eye circles, purple spots and bruises.

Green is the opposite of red. Use conceal zits, pimples and redness.

Purple is the opposite of yellow. Use it on yellowish spots on the face.

 White is for highlighting the face. It will bring in light and will give an illusion of a lifted look on the face. Apply on the brow bone, eye lids and cheekbones. It has shimmers so use sparingly.

The texture is creamy, but not too creamy. It blends well on the face. I suggest using a good moisturizer and a face primer prior to application. Coverage is medium to buildable. It took 1-2 layers until I was happy with the coverage. For the price, it is a good quality product that does the job. There are many color concealer palettes in the market and this product easily can stand against some of the high-end brands. It works great and very affordable.

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*Swatches of the Wet n Wild Coverall Correcting Palette*

The video below is a demo. I learned that my finger is the best tool to use. It helped blend the product nicely on my face. I used all the colors except for purple. I didn't find the need to use purple. I hope you find it helpful.

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Overall, it's a great product, but not for everyone. I only recommend it to people who needs a lot of concealing. It's also not ideal for everyday wear because it can be a bit time consuming, but it's perfect for special occasion when  you want more coverage.

DISCLOSURE: Some of the products are given to Everyday Makeup blog for editorial purposes, either directly from the manufacturer or from the agency that works on behalf of the manufacturer. All reviews on Everyday Makeup blog are the honest opinion of its author and editorial samples do not, in any way, affect the outcome of product reviews