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Lip Ice Sheer Color

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 Everybody should own at least one lip balm. Our lips are delicate so we should take care of it. I always apply lip balm; Before I go to bed, before applying lipstick, and whenever I feel like applying.

 Let me share with you another lip balm from my favorite lip balm brand, LipIce.

LipIce Sheer Color in Strawberry

I love my regular LipIce balm in apple but this one is different, it changes color!

What Lip Ice says:

 With LipIce Sheer Color, you can now protect your lips while making them look beautiful. LipIce Sheer Color is a lip balm that mysteriously turns from white to pink, on application. LipIce Sheer Color  comes with:

  • Natural Beeswax that nourishes and replenishes your lips
  • Natural Olive Oil that softens and keeps your lips moisturization
  • Vitamin A, C and E with deep moisture that keep the lips soft, supple and fresh

LipIce Sheer Color

LipIce Sheer Color appears longer compared to their regular lip balms, but actually this has lesser product. The strawberry variant smells like strawberry candies! For those who does not want scented lip balms, there’s an unscented variant.

In the tube the stick is white but when applied on your lips, in seconds, it changes into a pretty pink color depending on the natural color of your lips.

Pros:

  • I love how smoothly it glides on my lips.
  • Very moisturizing.
  • The color that it gives off still looks natural.
  • You can choose between candy-smelling lip balms or not.
  • Good lasting power for both the moisture effect and color.

Cons:

  • The tube is a bit shakey when applying lip balm.

bare lips

with LipIce Sheer Color

Yummy scent + smooth application + very moisturizing + gives a pretty pink color to lips = ADDICTING!

LipIce Sheer Color costs 145php (2 grams). I bought mine at Watson’s.

If you can’t think of what gift to give to your niece, aunt, or girl friend, check out LipIce!

Great Mascara Deal!!!

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Beautiful day everybody! Lemming for a good but expensive mascara? Well, I have good news for you! 😀

You read that right! BUY 1 GET 1 FREE!!! Get 2 for the price of 1! How awesome is that!

Lash Expander Frame Plus in Blue Black is a limited edition mascara from the Glass Trick Collection of Majolica Majorca. This was my favorite mascara until Lash King, also from Majolica Majorca, arrived.

bare lashes

Longer and more defined lashes with hints of blue shimmers.

(L) without mascara (R) with mascara

For more details about the product, CLICK HERE.

Buy 1 take 1, so that’s 397.50php per mascara! You can tell a friend and share the 795php. Great deal, right?

Or… You can buy lots and when the time comes that they’re hard to find, you can sell them! Hahaha! Just an idea!

Promo starts tomorrow, March 15, 2012. Promo runs until supplies last.

Majolica Majorca Make Up Competition

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Happy March everybody! Time flies so fast! I could still remember the first day of the year as if it was yesterday. And now, it’s March already! I can feel the summer heat! This is the busiest month of the quarter for me, not to worry, I’ll still find time to share some posts. 🙂

Anyway, let me start the month with an interesting contest! Loving your Majolica Majorca finds and have MUA skills? Well, Majolica Majorca Malaysia is cooking up a contest for make up and beauty enthusiasts. They are looking for new and talented make up artists that will be able to transform beautiful to gorgeous by using Majolica Majorca products.

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contest mechanics and application form

The event will be on March 31, 2012 at Sg. Wang Plaza, Concourse Level. Deadline for submission of application  forms will be on March 20, 2012.

Contest is open for all Malaysian citizens. For more details call 03-77191888 (Malaysia office) or email to majolica@shiseido.com.my.

Showcase your talent and express your love for Majolica Majorca products! The lucky winner of the competition will also have an opportunity to attend the Makeup Beauty Passageway in Japan and Media Event in Hong Kong.

I admit I’m not good in make up application but I am willing to be a contestant’s model!  (Pick me! Pick me!) Heehee! 😀

Think princess, trends, and summer! (wink! ; D)

P.S. Don’t forget to add Lash King to your RM80 worth of purchase! 🙂

Lash King – The King of All Mascaras

L-R Lash Expander Frame Plus in Black, Lash King, Lash Expander Frame Plus in Blue Black

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Look who just joined the party, Lash King! 🙂

I love my Majolica Majorca mascaras! I now have 5 mascaras and 3 of them are all from Majolica Majorca! 🙂

Lash King sitting on his throne.

Lash King vows to give his subjects longer and fuller lashes so you won’t have to choose between a lengthening and volumizing mascara. It also promises to give long – lasting, dramatic lashes.

Acrobat Catch Brush

Unlike the Lash Expander Frame Plus that has a double-sided comb, this one has an Acrobat Catch Brush that coats and separates lashes individually.

Lengthening Fiber

It has 5MM jet-black fibers that adheres to your lashes for that beautiful, lengthening effect.

Check out my photos!

bare lashes

with mascara

And finally…

bare lashes

Lash King mascara applied up and down

Fuller, longer, dolly-like lashes! And I almost forgot to mention, it is water, sweat, and tear proof! 🙂

Truly, the lash king of all mascaras! 😀

Lash King costs 795php and is now available in all Majolica Majorca counters!

What I Do With Frost Lipsticks

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Do you have a lipstick that is so frosty you always look like the “Metallic Girl” going on a costume party? Ok, so maybe I’m exaggerating. 🙂 But I have a few lippies that I can’t wear as much as I want to because of its frost finish. Frost finish lipsticks highlight dry and chappy lips.

I have NYX Round Lipstick in Rose Bud. It’s a pretty and complementing warm pink color with gold frost.

NYX Round Lipstick in Rose Bud

New pose! (Please don't mind the uneven application. 🙂 )

Pretty right? I wouldn’t want this to go wasted so I thought of pairing it up with something. I decided to apply a gloss on top of it and a new lipstick was born!

Revlon Glossylicious in Caramel Cupcake

Revlon Glossylicious

This was the gloss that I used. It’s an old lip gloss from Revlon which I believe is now discontinued. It’s a very sheer peach gloss with tons of pink, silver, and gold microshimmers. Smells like candy too! Yum!

Now, for the final look…

Tada!

Revlon Glossylicious in Caramel Cupcake on NYX RL in Rose Bud

What do you think??

Ciao!

NYX Xtreme Lip Cream in Pinky Nude

NYX Xtreme Lip Creme

NYX Xtreme Lip Creme

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If impulsive buying could kill, I would be dead by now! (double dead even!) I went to Digital Traincase’s store at Eton Building, Ortigas to deliver something. I saw the NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream testers (or I thought they were) and checked them out. As I was looking for the shade’s name, then did I realize that they were not SMLC’s! I checked the tube’s name and read “NYX Xtreme Lip Cream”. They look very similar! The Xtreme Lip Cream has a glossy cap with a black rim on top of the tube while the SMLC has a slightly shorter black matte cap and no rim.

 

(L) NYX Xtreme Lip Cream and (R) NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream

What NYX says:

Beautify your lips with this velvety rich lip cream that provides extreme pigmentation with a silky and glossy finish. This lip cream is a hybrid of lipstick, lip gloss, and lip stain with intense pigmentation all in one. Complete your head-turning look with the Xtreme Lip Cream in any of the 11 luscious colors.

Ingredients:

Ricinus Communs Seed Oil, Polybutene, Pentaerythrityl Tetraisostearate, Diisostearyl Malate, Polyglyceryl-2 Triisostearate, Synthetic Bees Wax, Silica Dimethyl Silylate, Tocopheryl Acetate, BHA, Fragrance, MAY CONTAIN: Mica (CI 77019), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), FD&C Yellow No.5 Al Lake (CI 19140), FD&C Blue No.1 Al Lake (CI 42090), Iron Oxide Red (CI 77491), Iron Oxide Yellow (CI 77492), Iron Oxide Black (CI 77499), D&C Red No.6 (CI 15850), D&C Red No.7 (CI 15850), D&C Red No.7 Ca Lake (CI 15850), D&C Red No.28 Al Lake (CI 45410)

The doe foot applicator is still here.

NYX Xtreme Lip Cream applicator

The shade that I chose was:

NYX Pinky Nude

Candy Land was a little light for my liking and Dolly Girl was a little bright. Pinky Nude was in between, and it’s gorgeous! Don’t be mislead by the name though, it’s very far from nude.

The thing I love the most is the pigmentation. One layer is opaque enough to cover my lips. NYX Xtreme Lip Cream gives off a satiny finish, no gloss needed. It did not dry my lips too.

Staying power is ridiculously great! I applied it at 2:30pm. Ate, drank, but didn’t talk too much that day. When I was about to go to sleep at 11:30pm, there was still around 25% of product on my lips. So it stayed for 9 hours, no kidding! But think about it, if I didn’t have to take it off, it would have stayed even longer!

NYX Xtreme Lip Cream glides smoothly on my lips, although between this and SMLC, the latter is still smoother.

Besides the finish, one of the main difference between Soft Matte Lip Creams and Xtreme Lip Cream is the scent. It smells like peanut butter cookies. If you’re from the Philippines and knows the Peanut Kisses from Cebu, it smells like those. Many reviews online said the that they hated how it smells but for me, it’s no big deal (fyi, I’m not that sensitive to scents).

Xtreme Lip Cream in Pinky Nude swatch

Xtreme Lip Cream in Pinky Nude swatch

I find it similar to some lipsticks that I have in my stash so I swatched them side by side.

(top L-R) NYX SMLC in San Paulo, NYX Xtreme LC in Pinky Nude, NYX SMLC in Milan. Bottom: NYX Round L/S in Louisiana

(top L-R) NYX SMLC in San Paulo, NYX Xtreme LC in Pinky Nude, NYX SMLC in Milan. Bottom: NYX Round L/S in Louisiana

NYX Xtreme Lip Cream in Pinky Nude on my lips

NYX Xtreme Lip Cream in Pinky Nude on my lips

It’s a very close fight between NYX’s Soft Matte Lip Creams and Xtreme Lip Creams. If you ask me, I prefer the Xtreme Lip Creams just because I’m not an avid fan of matte lipsticks.

How about you? Do you have other colors of NYX Xtreme Lip Creams?

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