Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Review: Majolica Majorca Cream de Cheek in RD411

It's officially summer!

Despite the somewhat weird weather we're having with the occasional rainshowers (which are not supposed to happen in summer, by the way!), I definitely feel the heat, baby! If you ask me, I'd rather be stuck at my office the whole day, than go get my coffee in the other building only to be bombarded with the painful sun rays! 

Don't get me wrong, I love the sun being bright and shiny all the time rather than the storms.  But not when I'm all dressed up in my corporate attire and I feel this drop of sweat trickling all the way down the center of my bra. Isn't that irritating? 

So yeah, it's time for that annual adjustment when it comes to our makeup routines.  When it's hot and humid outside, a full-blown makeup look everyday just won't do.  For this kind of season, you need something light, yet colorful at the same time.  

Thank God for the inventors of cheek tints! Or stains, or cheek creams, or whatever you call them really.  When it's hot outside, I'd rather forego the full-on powder blush and stick with cheek stains instead, or else, I'll end up with blotchy, cakey cheeks! 

To get started with summer, I found this cheek stain from Majolica Majorca.


Place bought:  SM Megamall department store, Beauty Section

Price:  Php 495.00

Packaging:  It's in a cute tiny bottle. The applicator is like that of a nail polish.  In fact, I think it really looks like a nail polish!

Shade: RD411, which is Kiichigo Cream, according to the Majolica Majorca website.  But for me, it's just plain creamy red.  It may look like a deep coral shade, too.

First off, I adore the packaging! Very pretty, princess-like, and travel-friendly! I can carry it in the tiniest pockets of my handbag.  The applicator is also neat and hygienic.  It's easy to apply this way, too.

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Review: NYX Xtreme Lip Cream in Candyland


I know, I'm too late to be reviewing this product.  It's actually been out since last year.  But I had to be honest, because at first, I didn't really like it.  I have two shades actually, which are in themselves really pretty. However, the rest of the texture and performance is another story.  For this post, I'll be reviewing Candyland.


Place bought:  Eastwood tiangge, from Pretty Goddess' stall (where I get all my NYX fix)

Price:  Php300++.  (sorry, been a long time so I kinda forgot, but definitely not over Php400.)

Packaging:  It's packed like your usual lip gloss with a doe foot applicator.

Shade:  Candyland - a cool-toned light pink

The shade itself is really pretty.  It's what my usual lip color would probably look like.  Basing it on other NYX shades, it's a little close to Tea Rose, except a tad lighter.  I think even if it's blue-based, it flatters my skin tone well, granted that I match it with other complimentary shades. So shade-wise, I have no problem with it.