Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Spring Makeup with The Color Workshop

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Spring is here!!! Oh how I love Spring. I get to wear flip flops, shorts and fun flirty dresses again. It's  also my favorite time to wear beautiful Spring makeup colors such as pastels and brights. Not that I can't wear it anytime of the year, but it's more appropriate for the season. I wish it was Spring all year long. Here is my first Spring makeup look using The Color Workshop Ultimate Beauty Palette using greens and blues. I hope you guys enjoy!

The Color Workshop Ultimate Beauty palette
Find it at your local Walmart for $7-$10
See review and swatches HERE

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I only used the eyeshadows. The colors I used are pigmented, smooth and easy to apply and blend.

1. shimmery light green on the inner 1/3 of the lid
2. Shimmery yellow green on the center of the lid
3. shimmery blue green on the outer 1/3, blended a bit on the crease and on the outer half of lower lash line
4. shimmery light yellow lightly blended on the crease (edge of the shimmery light green) for a nice transition
5. matte vanilla on the brow bone for highlight

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-Primed my face with ELF face primer.
-Applied The Body Shop Extra Virgin Mineral liquid foundation in 305 using a foundation brush. 
-Revlon Photo Ready concealer in light/medium applied under the eyes and around the nose and blended with the same foundation brush. 
-Wet n Wild Coverall powder foundation used to set the makeup using a fluffy powder brush.

-Urban Decay Primer Potion applied on the lids to keep the shadows from creasing.
-NYX eye base in White. It makes the eyeshadows more vibrant. 
-The Color Workshop Ultimate Beauty palette (refer above photo for color placement).
-Applied Mirabella liquid eye liner on the upper lashline
-Urban Decay 24/7 glide on pencil in Radium applied on the water line.
-L'Oreal Voluminous Million Lashes mascara

-Maybelline blush in Coral Burst. It's a bright orange blush. I used very little of it using a stippling brush. 
-Milani Mosaic blush in Afterglow applied under my cheekbones contour my face.

-Aquaphor lip treatment to prep my lips. 
-Wet n Wild Fergie Perfect Pout lip color in Bebot Love! My favorite natural nude. Love this lipstick!

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Tuesday, March 26, 2013

CVS Haul 3/24/13 using coupons

Hey guys, I want to share my mini CVS haul this week before it's too late. When shopping at drugstores, I learned not to act on impulse, but to shop wisely. There are so many things you can do to save money. For example, CVS have weekly sales you can take advantage of. You can use manufacturer's coupons as well as CVS coupons on top of the sale. I promise, you're gonna come out a winner!!!! *evil laugh*

Watch the video at the end of this post to see how I much I saved.
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I bought the BB cream by Physician's Formula today so it wasn't in the video.
If you buy $14 worth of Physicians Formula products, you get $10 extra care bucks in return. It's such a good deal with or without coupons, but you know me, I had to use coupons.
As you can see in the photo receipt below, I used the $3 coupon sticker on the BB cream and $5 coupon from my beauty rewards card. So instead of paying full price, I only paid $7.49 before taxes, then I got $10 extra care bucks back!!!! YES!!!

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I hope you find this video helpful.

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Bridesmaid Makeup Trial...

Hey guys, I just want to share a recent makeup job I did on my beautiful friend Erika. She's going to be one of the bridesmaids at her friend's wedding and she asked me if I could do her makeup. She showed me a photo inspiration of the makeup she wanted. It was a sultry, kinda smoky eyes but she wanted it to look appropriate for a wedding. I did my best to recreate it.

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Here's what I did...

  • Prepped her face with The Body Shop Vitamin E moisturizer. She has combination/oily skin, but had dry patches at the time. The Vitamin E moisturizer smoothed out her skin nicely. 
  • Applied a little bit of MakeUpForEver face primer to make her makeup last longer
  • Using a damp beauty blender, I blended Graftobian HD cream foundation all over her face. This foundation is amazing and the beauty blender is perfect for blending it out. It was medium coverage and was able to cover a little bit of her blemishes and redness.
  • Covered the pimples and under eye circles with Sheer Cover concealer duo in light/medium using a concealer brush.
  • Dusted Ben Nye setting powder lightly all over the face to set the makeup. 
  • Urban Decay Primer Potion was applied on the lids to prevent eye shadows from creasing. Best eye primer ever!
  • Used a mix of Urban Decay Naked 2 palette and Wet n Wild I Heart Matte palette for the eyeshadows. Peach flesh color from WnW above the crease to add warmth/transition color, UD Bootycall on the lids, UD Snakebite on the outer 1/3 of the lid, UD Black out on the over V and crease to add definition and smoky effect, UD Foxy on the brow bone and Matte Brown from WnW on the outer half of the lower lash line.
  • Stila cream eye liner in Black was used to line the upper lash liner and water line. Cream/Gel liners last longer than regular eye liner pencil. I love it!
  • She brought her own false lashes so I don't know what brand but they look pretty natural.
  • I used a mix of Mac blush in Gingerly and Milani Mosaic blush in Sweet Cheeks and applied it on the apple of the cheeks blended up to the temples with a stippling brush.
  • A light contouring on the face using Milani Mosaic blush in Sunset Spice was applied under the cheekbones and forehead.
  • Aquaphor lip treatment to prep her lips. This stuff is amazeballs! It's moisturizing and prevents the lips from getting chapped.
  • Concealed her lips with Wet n Wild Color Icon lip liner in Willow and topped with a clear shimmery lip gloss. 

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Here's a closer look of her eyes.

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She was very happy with the outcome and so was I. The makeup was very defined and a little smoky like what she wanted yet it still wedding appropriate.

Here are some more photos we took that we posted on Instagram. My goodness, I'm so addicted to IG, it's not even funny. If you have one, add me! @everydaymakeupblog

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Friday, March 8, 2013

The Body Shop Post Birthday Haul

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Happy Friday! Don't you just love Fridays? For me, I get to stay home, relax, blog, Instagram and catch up on Hoaders. Best Life Ever. LOL.

I got my package today from The Body Shop. I did a little online shopping last week, Feb 28, the last day of February. It was also the last day of birthday month and I needed to use my $10 gift for being a Love Your Body member. I love being a member. You get so many perks and savings through out the year and the $10 gift on your birthday month is pretty awesome. I wanted to go to the store to play with their products, but online had a better sale. 

Everything online was up to 50% off. 

Buy1 Get  10%off
Buy2 Get  20%off
Buy3 Get  30%off
Buy4 Get  40%off
Buy5 Get  50%off

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I got 5 products to get the 50% off. Plus, I got an additional 10% off and $10 off for my birthday gift. Score!

From L to R

Here's a copy of the invoice so you can see how much money I saved.

ProductQuantityUnit PriceTotal
Satsuma Antibacterial Hand Sanitizer1USD1.00USD1.00
Mango Antibacterial Hand Sanitizer1USD1.00USD1.00
Moisture White™ Shiso Cleansing Oil1USD7.50USD7.50
Moisture White™ Shiso Foaming Facial Wash1USD7.50USD7.50
Extra Virgin Minerals™ Liquid Foundation1USD12.50USD12.50

LYB 10 Percent Discount:
LYB Birthday Gift:
Order Total:
Credit Card:

I did pretty good, right?

Thanks for stopping by. I would love to hear your thoughts on my haul.
You can check out for more info.

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Wet n Wild Fergie Photo Op Eyeshadow in Metropolitan Nights Review, Swatches and Makeup Look

Finally, here is my review on the Wet n Wild Fergie Centerstage Collection Photo Op Eyeshadow in Metropolitan Nights. I decided to review this palette last on purpose because it's my least favorite out of all the Photo Op collection. The colors are beautiful and compliment each other, but some are too subtle for my liking. You have to apply it a certain way to get the most color pay off out of them. If you're a person who likes subtle colors then this is for you. But it makes up for having the most intense black eye shadows I've ever tried. True black. Great for smoky eyes or any dark looks.

Read on for more...

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Product description:
Wet n Wild says, "This palette of intensely-pigmented shadows comes in a range of textures from translucent highlights to subtle mattes to shimmering glitters-all of which the camera loves. It's satiny-smooth formula is nylon-treated and jet-milled for ultra-pigmented crease-resistant color that lasts all day. Be one of the glamorous, ohh flossy!"

What I like:
  • Colors. I love the color combination of white, yellow gold, taupe and black. I've never seen this combo elsewhere.
  • Finish. Just like the other Photo Op eyeshadows, I love how its a mix of shimmers and mattes. It really allows you to create a well balance look. 
  • Longevity. With a good primer underneath, the colors will stay all day/night long!
  • The matte and shimmery black are super intense. True black. The shimmer disappears though, so you can't tell the difference between the two. 
  • Packaging. Even though it's plastic, it's quite sturdy. 
  • Price. Very affordable $6

What I don't like:
  • The yellow gold and taupe are very subtle to my liking. There's nothing wrong with this, but the color pay off is poor and quite difficult to blend. It just wasn't transferring on my eye shadow brush. But I found a solution. I used an eye sponge tip applicator and it worked. 

Here are more photos...

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Swatches with flash and without flash.

You can see how subtle the yellow gold and taupe are while the 2 black eye shadows are pigmented and intense.

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Here's the look I created using the palette. I did a dramatic and intense cut crease smoky eyes. I will have a tutorial coming soon where I will show you the best way to apply the colors and get the maximum color pay off of the shadows.

shimmery white: inner corners
shimmery yellow gold: lids
matte and shimmery black: outer v and crease
shimmery taupe: above the crease as a blending color (you can barely see it though)

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I will have more details on the products I used soon...

Overall, the palette is a bit miss for me. The color pay off of the yellow gold and taupe is very poor and I will only use it again for the gorgeous black eye shadows. What are your thoughts? Have you tried this palette?

DISCLOSURE: 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 

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Birthday Month Recap! *PIC HEAVY* 2013

Oh February! I don't know whether to love or hate you? You weren't very good to me in the beginning but you redeemed yourself and made it all better in the end. Please read on to understand what I'm talking about lol.

Feb 2, 2013 
I was rushed to the ER due to severe headaches. Great way to start my birthday month. My headaches were on and off 2 weeks prior and it became worse to the point where I was unable to function and it felt like my head was going to explode. Literally. It was pretty scary and made El Hubby Cakes scared as well. They ran some test and found nothing wrong, but maybe a flu. I tested negative for flu, but they still prescribed Tamiflu just in case. What did helped, well at least at the moment, was the pain killers. I wanted more. I was relaxed like I was floating hehe...

I was discharged the next day and my mom visited me at the apt. I was so happy to see her. I missed her so much. I cried her name when I was in pain. I just wanted my mom to be next to me so she can make my headache go away. Moms has that super power, you know? I felt better 2 days later and I was able to go back to work. However, the headaches slowly came back....

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Feb 7, 2013
My Birthday. Woke up with a severe headache. Whoo hoo! I still went to work though and managed to put a little bit of makeup on so I could at least look decent. I passed out when I got home and to my surprise, I woke up to all my favorite food. El hubby Cakes got me all my favorite Filipino food that brought me back to childhood. 

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Mango Cake from Red Ribbon and Magnolia Ube ice cream. So good. Every bite was heaven. If you guys have't had Red Ribbon cakes, I highly recommend it. It's a Filipino bake shop and restaurant. They make really good cakes and pastries. 

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A breakfast plate of Bangus (Milkfish), longganisa, egg and garlic fried rice and Garlic Chicken from Chow King.

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And of course, I had to have spaghetti. And not just any spaghetti, Filipino spaghetti from Jolibee. Super sweet and peppery!

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My mom brought me her homemade Kare-Kare, a peanut stew with meat and vegetables. It was so good, I almost cried while eating lol. I really missed my mom's food.

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February 9, 2012
My closest friends and I threw a big combined birthday party for us. I almost didn't show up because I was still feeling the bad headaches. But we have been planning for awhile and there was no way I was going to miss it. I just took it easy and left early.  

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Monica (Feb 18), Grace (Feb 10), Lupe (Feb 18) and me (Feb 7)

We had Tres Leches cake and of course, Lupe's special Chocoflan.
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My friend Lupe made 3 kinds of Ceviche: crab, fish and shrimp. She also made the guacamole and Salsa. Everything was delicious!

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I made this gorgeous plate of Chicken and Shrimp Lumpia. It's labor of love. I almost passed out trying to roll these bad boys lol. I'm just glad everyone loved it. 

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Feb 18, 2012
It's my friend Lupe's birthday and we decided to go to Benihana and use our birthday coupons. $30 worth of free food is pretty freakin' awesome. Just sign up for their email news letter so you can get yours too!

It was Lupe's first time and she really enjoyed her self. The food was really good and it was fun to see the chef cook our food and do a few tricks in front of us. We're going to make it a tradition every year!

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Our chef was the same guy from last year lol. See him HERE

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We started with half orders of Shrimp Tempura Roll and Las Vegas Roll. Yummy!

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Edemamde and Salad

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Onion soup and 2 kinds of dipping sauces

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Chicken Fried Rice. So freakin' good. It's super garlicky! 

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Lupe and I had the Hibachi Steak. It came with a side of mushrooms, zucchini, onions and shrimp. My steak was cooked medium. Very tasty!

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Monica has the Mango Salmon with a side of shrimp, zucchini and sweet potatoes. It looked really good.

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For dessert we had complimentary ice cream. 

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So that's my birthday month. I still had a great time even though I was sick for the most part. And oh,  what helped me get better was a shot of antibiotics on the butt that my primary doctor gave me. The last time I got a shot on the butt was when I was 4 years old lol. It hurt like hell, but I felt better the next day. I really need to take of my health better. I don't ever want to get sick like that again.

Thank you for stopping by. Happy belated birthday to all the Feb babies out there!