Thursday, November 22, 2012

Review: Nichido Juicy Lips in Raspberry Float

Hi guys! So I'm back from Singapore. I'm not sure if you've read my previous post where I talk about planning to go to Singapore. But anyway, here I am back fresh from Singapore. Now I originally wanted to do a makeup travel bag post but I'm still thinking about whether I should do one or not. Anyway, I'll be going ahead with the review of this product so do continue reading.

Nichido Juicy Lips in Raspberry Float has been my everyday lip color for about 2 months before. It's a pretty corally pink color that's really wearable and perfect for everyday use. The color practically brightens up the face without overdoing it and goes well with  neutral-colored makeup (which I usually use for everyday).


 on lips. forgive that one strand of hair that got caught.

So yeah, I love that I can use this for everyday. It's cheap, roughly 80-90 pesos, definitely under 100PHP. ^^ The only down side is that it is not that moisturizing so you may want to put on your lip balm first prior to applying this. I used to use my Nivea lip balm to prep for this but you may use whatever moisturizing lip balm you like. Also, the staying power is not that long so you may want to keep this in your handy dandy makeup bad for touch ups. But other than those minor details, this product is fine. All in all, I like this product. As I've said, I've used it for about 2 months straight as everyday lip color. Try it and share your honest opinions on the product. ^^

with love, Anna Luisa

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Swatch: Tony Moly Nail Polish in PP05 (Lilac)

Hi guys! Here's a swatch of the nail polish I was wearing a few days ago. This is actually one of my favorites. It was given to me as a present from my best friend. I love it's finish. It's not matte, frosty nor glittery. It's more of satin.

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I was in a hurry when I painted my nails. Didn't do proper manicure. Sorry. :p

Another thing I love about this polish is that it can go without top coat. I actually prefer this without the top coat because of the really nice finish.

What do you think?

with love, Anna Luisa

My Life: The Clean Up + EOTD

Do you guys have any idea on what's inside this plastic bag? Take a guess! ^^

 Well, if you guessed old makeup, then you're right. (You probably got it from the title of this post. Hehe!) Anyway, I finally went through my makeup stash and threw away old makeup. I don't know if it's just me but I had a hard time doing this. It's like I always tell myself I'm gonna clean my stuff up but never get to do it. Now I'm on vacation leave and I have no reason not to do it so yeah, I was finally able to do it.

Here's a peek of all the stuff I threw away. Haha.

Oh, and I originally wanted to film a nice pink makeup tutorial but while editing last night, I had second  thoughts. I'm not sure, should I continue to post the tutorial for this?

with love, Anna Luisa

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Review: Pure Beauty Soothing BB Cream

Hi guys! It's been quite a while. No excuses. Just pure laziness on my part. Sorry about that. I'm not even sure if people are still interested in my posts. Haha. But anyway, I'm back with another review but before that, I would just like to share that I'm on vacation leave. Yay! I'll be on leave until November 24, if I'm not mistaken. ^^ I don't have a lot of plans prepared except for my Singapore trip on November 18-21. So yeah, have you guys been to Singapore? I'll be going with my mom and I would appreciate any suggestions on places we should go visit.

So enough rambling, here's my review on this BB cream. I bought this BB cream at Watsons in SM Makati for only PHP 149.00. Pretty cheap, huh? Pure Beauty is a Korean brand, by the way. If you're looking for a cheap BB cream that's locally available, you may want to check this product out. Anyway, I've used it for quite a while but eventually had to give it to my sister because it works better for dry to combination skin. I have really oily skin so I opted to give this to my sister, who in my opinion has combination skin.

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My experience with the product was not so bad considering it wasn't made for my skin type. It doesn't have heavy coverage but if you have good skin to begin with, then you don't have to worry about that. Also, once you apply it onto your skin, there's this cooling effect (which I loooovvveee). The smell is pretty much mint (which I also love) and the consistency is okay.

semi-blended to give you an idea of the consistency


The bb cream in itself is pretty easy to blend. At first the color seemed grayish to me. I was afraid it wouldn't match my skin tone but after blending it out, it matched my skin tone pretty well. Another good thing about this bb cream is that it is moisturizing.

All in all, this was a great product and I think this is worth it. Do let me know once you've tried it.

with love, Anna Luisa