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3.28.2012

Nail Polish of the Week

Hi lovelies!

Let me share with you a quick post of my nails of the week with a touch of fun tangerine color.



Where did I got this BK cracking nail polish?
See my post HERE.

Sorry if I can't detail everything about this nail polish cause honestly it's my first time to try this.

Based on my experience, it's easy to apply. The formula is more liquid-y yet pigmented. I achieved a nice pigmented color with just one coat. The brush also works well, it's quite thin and spreads the polish conveniently.

I used first a matte white polish after my base coat, let everything dry then applied this polish over. After like a minute or two, it started to crack. This is by far the easiest nail art I've done. Just apply a good top coat to prevent chipping.

I guess this is an affordable alternative to high end cracking or shatter polishes. BTW, I'd also like to add that I like the way it cracked, it looks more of a design than a mess (if you know what I'm saying).

And that ends my short but sweet post.
Stay tuned for more of this nail series.

Have you tried this nail polish?
If so, can you please help us get into details with this brand because I just got it for free and I have no idea where to buy this or how much does it cost. Your input will help a lot. Thanks! :)

xoxo,
Jannah

My Favorite Neutral Eye shadows and Swatches


I'm such a huge fan of neutral colors when it comes to eye shadows. I just feel like I can't get enough of them.I love mostly taupe colors and likes. It's either I'm not wearing any eye color or just neutral shadows for everyday makeup look. Rare to see me wearing bright eye makeup color. For some reasons, I just feel more classy and sophisticated with neutral colors than wearing fun colors. Nothing against fun bright colors okay. Please don't get me wrong.They're actually fun and bold but I'm just not too comfortable wearing those everyday specially in public, most particularly in hospital then I'm wearing my white duty uniform (C'mon, if you were the patient you would opt to entrust yourself with a professional looking nurse right?). If my everyday work happens to be in malls, resorts or any other areas where creativity and fun colors are more delightful to see, or perhaps I'd change my perception when I'll have straight off days. I can take a break on a beach resort or maybe just a private pool, shall then can I experiment on different bright makeup looks which are perfect for summer. But as of the moment, neutral eye shadows are my best friend.

Urban Decay is by far my favorite brand for eye shadows. They're very pigmented, finely-milled, not so chalky and definitely they last all day. They're not the typical shadows that fades making eyes look like punched or  raccoon-like at the end of the day.

**My favorite eye lid colors of the moment from Urban Decay**
( Sometimes I use them as stand alone eye shadows or just simply an over all lid color.)

From Urban Decay 15th Anniversary Palette...
1. Midnight 15 (Heart this color muchie!)
2. Flow (A tad warmer than Midnight 15, love this too!)
3. Chase
1. Midnight 15                                                      2. Flow                                                       3. Chase


 From Urban Decay Naked 1 Palette...
1. Sin (I just love this so much!)
2. Sidecar (I just have the fall outs from this)
3. Toasted
4. Hustle
Latter two are my picks whenever I feel that my face is so dull. Using a slightly darker shadow makes my eye look more awake than just my almost near skin tone colors. I just make sure to keep them to a minimum and not really a smokey eye look at all.


        1. Sin                                   2. Sidecar                                  3. Toasted                          4. Hustle

I also like these two matte shadows Naked and Buck for blending and nose contouring.

**My favorite crease or outer V colors of the moment from Urban Decay** 
I use this shadows whenever I feel like adding depth to my eyes, not necessarily for smokey eye.

From Urban Decay 15th Anniversary Palette
1. Deeper
2. M.I.A.
 From Urban Decay Naked 1 Palette
3. Smog
4. DarkHorse
5. Twice Baked

1. Deeper 2. M.I.A. 3. Smog 4. DarkHorse 5. Twice Baked

**Random colorful eye shadows from Urban Decay that I can perhaps play on summer **
Half Baked
-This is initially one of my fave but I currently find it warmer to my liking. This would be great for a golden glow look this summer.

Tainted, Omen and Deep End are obviously fun and bright eye shadow colors. I also like their quality and texture.
         HALF BAKED              TAINTED                  OMEN                DEEP END

**My favorite neutral eye shadow colors of the moment from other brands**

Sleek Nude Palette
Nougat
Cappuccino
Honeycomb
Taupe
See swatches here:

Sigma Flare Palette
My fave matte skin tone eye shadow

ELF Eye shadow Palette

BEAUTY COSMETICS PALETTES

88pc matte palette
(I like most the skin tone colors, matte taupes and the warm brown which I am using for contouring)

88pc metal mania palette
(I like the selection of neutrals here. I don't care much about the pinks and peaches lately but it's always good to have an option. I also like the quality of this than the other palette, it's more pigmented and less powdery.)

Btw, I also have a 42 Double Stack palettebut it's too shimmery for everyday use.

Are you a neutral eye shadow person too?
Do you prefer warm or cool tone neutrals?

Thank you so much for reading my post.

xoxo,
Jannah

3.21.2012

Affordable Local Nail Polishes

Nail of the week: ROCKSTAR
(New series on my blog)

Just randomly decided to start this nail thing-y on my blog. I just realized that I haven't posted a lot about nails and stuff. I'm not just in love with make up. I like to browse pictures of nail arts and  latest fashion styles, just basically everything that has to do with girl stuffs.

 

PRODUCTS USED:


ALLUE NAILCOLOUR
5ml
Color: BLACK
From: HBC Store
Price: Php 25.00
-Color is pigmented after applying like three layers.
-Preferably use with a base and top coat.


JOCARSTE NAILPOLISH
16ml
Color: 8100
From: Landmark Trinoma
Price: Php 39.00
-Doesn't chip easily.
-Can be a stand alone nail color or as a top coat

Base and Top coat from Bobbie
(I highly recommend this local brand!)

P.S. Hello acetone if I have a clinical duty. LOL!

Should I continue making this blog series?
See other nail designs I made HERE.

Thank you so much for reading dear!

xoxo,
Jannah

3.10.2012

My new aviator: Introducing Firmoo Global Online Optical Store



FIRMOO GLOBAL ONLINE OPTICAL STORE
"Don’t know where to grab your next pair of computer glasses? Firmoo.com might be the place to start with. With their years of experience in the optical industry and professional service that has earned them quite a reputation, you are sure to find your shopping experience there a satisfying one."
VISION & FASHION THE FRUGAL WAY!

FULL FRAME AVIATOR METAL SUNGLASSES
"What more could you ask for in a pair of prescription sunglasses? Strong and solid, these metal frames can stand tough against accidental bumps with a modern taste. The double bridge and adjustable nose pads adds extra durability to this frame. Make yourself an instant fashion legend with these fashionable, upgraded metal eyeglasses."



I love aviator so much, more of my type of glasses to stroll around.

I got to choose which pair do I like, I chose THIS pair which is actually for men LOL! :p
This aviator style comes in either black and gold.
 Obviously I picked out the gold metal frame with brown lens tint (which is actually best to filter light and cut down brightness), just perfect for summer in the Philippines! This isn't a polarized glasses btw.
It's nice and lightweight and does not put a lot of pressure on my nose bridge, thus makes me feel comfortable to wear this throughout the day.
Got mine for just 9 days considering it's an international parcel.
Thanks FIRMOO :)

My bf purchased the exact same glasses using a FREE COUPON that I got.
He just paid for the shipping to US. (We're in LDR for those who doesn't know.)
If time permits, I'll post our picture so you can see that it fits well to any gender.
We both have normal vision and loves aviator... IMO? I think! (LOL! Whatever!)

Sooo yeah, they have free pairs for new buyers!
Hurry to see what's up for grab here:

And here's some of my eye wears as of now:
Top to Bottom:
Firmoo Aviator
Forever21 Aviator
H&M Wayfarer
And the last one I think is from SM Department Store, or if not from FLY. 
(Sorry I could not exactly remember :| )

And of course, I'm gonna leave you with more photos of my new avs!
Comes with a sturdy purple case.





All the Firmoo’s eyeglasses will go with some free eyeglasses tool in each order
*For plastic memory plastic frame: Spectacle cases and eyeglasses bags, micro-fiber lens clothes, one screwdriver and extra screws.
*For metal, mixed material and titanium frame: Spectacle cases and eyeglasses bags, micro-fiber lens clothes, one screwdriver, extra screws (screw nuts) and replacement nose pads.
*For goggles ( all the RMAL series), only the eyeglasses bag will be sent free.

More glasses form Firmoo:
(They offer single vision, bifocal and progressive eyeglasses, RX Sunglasses 
and Sports Goggles)






















Check out more of their products and avail great discounts and sale here:
http://www.firmoo.com
https://www.facebook.com/FirmooGlasses



THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR READING...
Hopefully I shared something out of this!
If so, feel free to comment down below.

Take Care!

xoxo,
Jannah



FTC:  This was sent to me free for possible review.  
However, all opinions are my own. I am not being paid for this review or brand feature.

3.01.2012

Maybelline The Falsies Volum' Express Waterproof Mascara








PRODUCT DETAILS

(FROM MAYBELLINE )

*False lash glam, instantly! 

 *Patented Spoon Brush fans out lashes from corner-to-corner, while our Pro-Keratin formula instantly builds volume without clumping

*Unique flexible wand helps to lift and separate lashes to provide the look of 300% more visible, fuller lashes, no gaps from any angle

*Contact lens safe and ophthalmologist-tested

*Waterproof, also available in Washable formula 

FOR BEST RESULTS

Hold brush with spoon side upwards against lashes and sweep from root to tip to fill in gaps and coat each lash with Kera-Fiber formula. Repeat until false lash look is achieved. Do not let dry between coats. Removes easily with soap and water or Expert Eyes® Moisturizing Eye Makeup Remover.




MY TWO CENTS:
*Pros:
-Gives my lashes the real volume that I want
(I'm not a fan of clumpy lashes. I like my lashes long and volumized but not clumpy.)
-Doesn't flake off easily
-Holds up curl well
-Waterproof (Didn't came off after I cried)
-Contact lens safe and ophthalmologist-tested
-I like the unique flexible wand 
-I like the colorful packaging (A fun of purple color here LOL)
-Available locally

*Cons:
-none

Price:
P449.00
Available at Maybelline Counters Nationwide
(Got mine from  Landmark Trinoma)

Final Verdict:
Love this!
Alternately using this with my Covergirl Lash Blast Fusion Mascara

Have you tried or seen this already?
Let me know your thoughts on this mascara by commenting down below.

Thank you! :)

Jannah