Ellana Multipurpose Mineral Powders

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I want to share with you a collection of multipurpose mineral powders from a local brand  in the Philippines that offers mineral make-up. It’s been upfor a number of years now. It’s none other than Ellana!

Honeybunch – pale brownish peach frost

For me this is more matte than frosted.The shade is very close to my skin color you can barely see it.

Inspiration – golden beige frost

I asked for a neutral e/s that’ll brighten up my eyes. This was the one suggested to me. And well, it really does!

Siren – yellow golden brown shimmer

One of my favorite! The perfect blend of yellow, gold and brown.

Brilliance – pure bronze satin

The description says it all. I don’t know any other way to describe it.

Embrace – golden coffee brown high shimmer

This is a nice brown shade. It is really high in shimmer and I love it!

(swiped only twice)

Ashen –  ash gray frost

Definetly ash-grayish! I swiped too much that’s why it appears darker. There’s also a hint of blue shimmers.

Dream – white frost
Well, it’s white and it’s frosted.

Sensational – iridescent white gold (white shifting to gold) highlighter

This is my first ever Ellana MMP! I love two tones too!

Twinkle – bright sunny gold frost

I first got a hold of this when Ms. Shen of Shen’s Addiction gave me a sample way back last year, even before Twinkle was in catalogues. (Thanks Ms. Shen!) This color spells happy and gay!

Felicity – pale gold with green shimmer

Not as bright as Twinkle. The green shimmers compliment the shade well.

Polished – khaki green shimmer

For me it’s more like a green gold-ish shimmer. A very wearable green shade.


Posh – pale pink shimmer

This is the pink version of Dream.

Adore – iridescent pink frost (white shifting to pink) highlighter
Another favorite of moi! Just look and you’ll see why!

Desire – light coral pink frost

This is a nice everyday color that says, “Hey! My eyes are pretty but they’re prettier with e/s on!”

Crush – flower pink frost

Flower pink with pink frost (Yes, I’m getting redundant. I know… 🙂 )

Belle – baby pink frost

For me it’s like a matte baby pink shade with hint of blue/white shimmers.


Femme
pale plum frost
Just think about your “MyGel pen in Metallic Violet” that you owned in highschool.

Femme – pale plum frost

Just think about your “MyGel pen in Metallic Violet” that you owned in highschool.

Joyful – lavender with pink shimmer

My topmost favorite! It has everything I ever wanted! It’s:

  • lavender
  • pink
  • shimmery
  • two – toned (because of the pink shimmers)

Here’s what I think about Ellana’s Multipurpose Mineral Powders:

Love

  • very pigmented
  • lasts long (if you apply it wet, or with cream e/s as base, or with an e/s primer)
  • a little goes a long way
  • it’s mineral makeup
  • it’s multipurpose
  • it’s great for my very sensitive skin
  • can be also bought online
  • very affordable (more than your money’s worth!)
  • made locally (love pinoy!)

Hate

  • it can get messy since it’s powder
  • unlike pressed eyeshadows, you really need to have a base or primer before using it

Before I forget…

I asked Ms. Coney what their bestselling multipurpose mineral powders are and here’s the list that she gave me:

  1. Ethereal
  2. Raven
  3. Dream
  4. Posh
  5. Honeybunch
  6. Polished

You should come and visit their sales office at Room 402 West City Plaza, 66 West Avenue, Quezon City. It’s just a ride away from SM North EDSA. Their personnel are very kind and accommodating. They will be of great help. You can also check their website here and their facebook account here.

I have some other multipurpose minerals that aren’t included in this post. I will share it next time!

Ellana is L-O-V-E!

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What’s Up In Wang Lai Mart

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About 3 weeks ago, I accompanied my mom to check out something at Banawe, Quezon City. Since I  was also running out of my Missha BB Cream, we passed by Wang Lai Mart.

Wang Lai Mart is owned by Miss Bon of wehaveit43, my trusted BB cream online store. I’ve been buying from her for almost 2 years but I have never visited her shop, until now.

If you ask me, I’ll categorize Wang Lai Mart as an Asian random shop. They sell food, school supplies, eating utensils, Hello Kitty and other Sanrio products, footwear and clothes for babies and adult, bags, skin products, and other random stuff.

We ended up doing a little shopping! I wasn’t able to get a shot of the things my mom got. (She got more!)

A closer look at what I got!

Black Studded Heels (400php) – My first real pair of heels! I never wear high heels like these but these were very comfortable and fits me perfectly so I got it! Plus, it was only 400php!

Missha Perfect Cover BB Cream (900php)My 3rd tube of Missha! I like it compared to L’egere and Colour Collection’s BB Cream. This is the perfect BB Cream for me.

My old and new Missha BB Cream (inside the box)

Little Twins Stickers (150php)Look at how cute they are! No 2 stickers are alike! I use stickers when I teach children how to play the piano. I put a sticker on my student’s piano piece if he/she has mastered and played the piece well.

Lower part of the sticker board

Middle part of the sticker board

Top part of the sticker board

You can color the back part of the sticker board!

You should try buying from Wang Lai Mart or wehaveit43!

Wang Lai Mart is located at 876-D Banawe Street, Barangay Siena, Quezon City. Opens Monday – Saturday, 9:30am – 9:00pm.

Nymph Aura Pink Lips

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Happy December! 25 days to go till Christmas! Have you done your Christmas shopping yet? If not, I suggest that you visit Etude House and check their Nymph Aura and Sweet Propose line! Personally, my favorite among all the brands and all the makeup lines/collections released, is Etude House’s Nymph Aura Line! 😀 The culprit? The Nymph Aura’s lip products!

Nymph Aura Shine Lips and Dear Darling Roll Roll Gloss

Dear Darling Roll Roll Gloss in #17 Pink

My camera captured the exact shade of the lip gloss except for the gold shimmers. 😦

They don’t call it Roll Roll Gloss for nothing! The applicator tip DOES ROLL!

Dear Darling Roll Roll Gloss in #17 Pink on my bare lips

This is my first time to have an applicator like this, you roll the applicator on your lips. It gives a shiny wet look. It’s not sticky and has a strong candy-like scent. Compared to Nymph Aura Shine Lips, the shimmers of this gloss are more visible.

Nymph Aura Shine Lips in Aura Pink

It has a very faint candy scent.

It looks bright and pigmented but when swatched, it’s actually sheer. It has hints of gold shimmers which are barely noticeable.

Nymph Aura Shine Lips in Aura Pink on my bare lips

The color is sheer, just enough to give you that healthy looking, pinkish lips! Evens out my lip color and gives a glossy finish. Does not dry my lips,actually, it feels like a lip balm. Doesn’t stay long enough for me though.

So let’s see them together, shall we?

(L) Dear Darling Roll Roll Gloss in #17 Pink and (R) Nymph Aura Shine Lips in Aura Pink

(L) Dear Darling Roll Roll Gloss in #17 Pink and (R) Nymph Aura Shine Lips in Aura Pink

Looks almost the same in terms of color and shade.

Dear Darling Roll Roll Gloss on Nymph Aura Shine Lips

pouty lips! 😀

I like how sheer and subtle the color is, very pretty and natural.

In summary,

Pros

Dear Darling Roll Roll Gloss in #17 Pink:

  • Gives a wet, shiny finish.
  • Smells nice.
  • Has subtle shimmers which gives a nice effect to the lips.
  • The applicator tip is something to try, it’s easy to use too!
  • Very affordable for only php278!

Nymp Aura Shine Lips in Aura Pink:

  • Gives a natural pinkish color to the lips.
  • Evens out my lip color.
  • Very moisturizing.
  • Has a very faint scent.
  • Not bad for php 478.

Cons

Dear Darling Roll Roll Gloss in #17 Pink:

  • Lasting power is average.

Nymp Aura Shine Lips in Aura Pink:

  • Lasting power is a little below average.
  • It is quite sheer so I need to layer a couple of times meaning a lot of product is used in a single application, it will be consumed faster than my regular lip products.

I really don’t mind the cons of these lip products. They go so well together! Next stop, Nymph Aura Volumer! 😀

Majolica Majorca Glass Trick Mascara

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Alas! Majolica Majorca Glass Trick Collection is now available!!! I was very interested in their Lash Beautifying Mascara in Blue Black (Limited Edition). So when it was out in the market, I rushed and bought it at once. Great thing was, they were giving 10% off on all items for that day! So instead of buying it for 795php, I got it for 715.50php!

Lash Beautifying Mascara

Lash Beautifying Mascara

Still with the same MM emblem which is so cute!

What Majolica Majorca says about their Lash Beautifying Mascara in Blue Black (Limited Edition):

Dramatic! A Blue-Black Liquid Lengthening Mascara.

Contains super lengthening liquid base and jet black fibers that provide surprise length. A blue and sparkly pearlescent color subtly appears every time you flutter your eyes.

Can also be used as an eye liner to accentuate mysterious eyes.

Sweat, sebum, tear and water proof.

Still with the saw-toothed and comb-duo type applicator. Can you see the lengthening fibers? 🙂

(Please click to enlarge and see the shimmery effect.)

The Lash Beautifying Mascara is a blue-black mascara with  midnight blue shimmers. Lash Beautifying Mascara is very wearable since the shimmer is very subtle.

(L) Lash Beautifying Mascara (R) Lash Expander Frame Plus

Majolica Majorca’s Lash Beautifying Mascara and Lash Expanding Frame Plus are like identical twins with extremely opposite characteristics. It can be compared to the Lash Expander Frame Plus’ appearance, ability and performance.

They are similar in terms of:

  • Defining and lengthening effect.
  • The brush/applicator.
  • Sweat, sebum, tear and water proof.

The differences:

  • The color. One is blue-black and the other is true black.
  • One has shimmer, the other does not.

Lash Beautifying Mascara on me…

(L) with mascara (R) without mascara

(L) with mascara (R) without mascara

(L) with mascara (R) without mascara

(L) with mascara (R) without mascara

I love my Lash Beautifying Mascara a little more than my Lash Expander Frame Plus (sorry!) because of the subtle shimmer effect it delivers. I’m just having problems removing the mascara on my lashes. Yeah, I have to buy an eye makeup remover. So if you like a little sparkle on your lashes every time you blink and doesn’t care much if your mascara is not the blackest black, you’ll love the Lash Beautifying Mascara!

Let me just make a shout out that Majolica Majorca at SM North EDSA has kind and very accommodating sales associates! The one who texted the promo (Ms. Ciena) also replied to my questions and answered my concerns. The SA (Ms. Kitz) at MM’s counter while I was there gave me a free makeover and was very patient with me. She also gave me a Glass Trick catalog. Here are photos of it:

What do you have from Majolica Majorca’s Glass Trick Collection?

NYX Soft Matte Lip Creme

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After months of controlling and stopping myself from buying NYX Soft Matte Lip Cremes (SMLC), I finally gave in! I’ve read so many raves about it I just have to have it! I’m so excited to share with you my little collection!

I have Antwerp, Milan, San Paulo, and Addis Ababa (best seller).

(L-R) Antwerp, San Paulo, Milan, Addis Ababa

What NYX says:

“Neither lipstick nor lip gloss—this is matte lip cream. A new kind of pout paint that goes on silky smooth and sets to a matte finish. Soft Matte Lip Cream is surprisingly durable and, unlike some matte lipstick formulas, also moisturizing. Available in 11 lip colors.”

(L-R) Antwerp, San Paulo, Milan, Addis Ababa

Comes with a doe foot applicator.

On my lips:

Antwerp

Milan

San Paulo

Addis Ababa

Thoughts:

Antwerp is a nice peachy pink color and it’s my favorite! If I want to go au naturel, I will reach out for Milan. San Paulo is a nice red-pink color, not too bright like typical red lipsticks, which is good. I will wear this if I want to put some attention on my lips. And if I’m gonna go party all night, I’ll go for Addis Ababa. It is a bright blue-based pink that brightens my face. Not an everyday color but very pretty nonetheless.

Colors are very pretty and very pigmented. NYX SMLC glides so smoothly on my lips. Feels like butter and smells like yummy vanilla icing! 🙂 Doesn’t dry up fast so you have time to spread it evenly. Once it dries up, you don’t have to worry about it wondering around, especially for the reds and Addis Ababa. You don’t want your lipstick to transfer on your teeth or bleed.

Since it’s matte, it can be a bit drying but I don’t care. Just make sure to exfoliate your lips and apply lip balm before using this. NYX SMLC can emphasize dry and chappy lips. In these photos, I used my EOS lip balm.

The SMLC comes in a smaller than a regular sized lipstick. This will last long since you don’t need to apply too much product because of its great color payoff.

Bought my NYX SMLC (and EOS lip balm) at Digital Traincase. Retails at 280php per tube.

You really, really have to try NYX Soft Matte Lip Cremes! Don’t like matte lipsticks? This WILL change your mind!

Etude House Mini Haul!

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First of all, I want to let you know that I became a converted Etude House Princess because of their endorser, Dara (She’s as pretty as her personality!), and how wonderful Etude House accommodates and takes care of their customers (both in the shop and Facebook page). 🙂

My Etude House Mini Haul!

Pearl Extract and Pepero. Yey for freebies!!!

Here’s a close-up of the things I purchased:

French Manicure Tip Guide and Essence Mask Collagen

French Manicure Tip Guide (28php) – I really need this because I’m so bad on doing French tips. And these are dead cheap!

Essence Mask Collagen (Tightener) (58php) – Haven’t tried this yet. They have several variants of face masks to choose from.

Nymph Aura Shine Lips in Aura Pink

Nymph Aura Shine Lips in Aura Pink (478php) – I really like how sheer this one is. It makes my lips look healthy and naturally pink. Does not dry my lips though it does not last super long.

Dear Darling Roll Roll Gloss in #17 Pink

Dear Darling Roll Roll Gloss in #17 Pink

Dear Darling Roll Roll Gloss in #17 Pink (278php) – It’s pink with gold shimmers which I love! I can’t help but pout my lips when I have them on. Haha! Not sticky and smells like candy. Looks so good on the lips!

Wanna Be Perfumed Syrup Nails

Wanna Be Perfumed Syrup Nails (328php) – I bought this because the nail polish to be used as base is so pretty! Tiny colorful hexagon glitters in a silver micro shimmer base. Color wise, the selection is not quite unique. You can easily find colors like this, BUT…

Nail polishes out from the box.

It’s really pretty once you apply it on your nails. The 3rd bottle doesn’t show the exact color, though. Swatch it, it’s pretty! And it does have a faint smell of perfume!!!

Wanna Be Perfumed Syrup Nails (back of the box)

It has instructions on how to do your nails at the back of the box. Characters are not in English but I assume everybody could understand the illustration. Each bottle is also numbered at the bottom so you’ll know which is which.

Tried doing it and it was so easy!

Looks almost the same no?

Sample picture is very reliable. It’s the same as the actual result.

Wanna Be Perfumed Syrup Nails on my nails!

The 3 nail polishes compliment each other well. The gradient like effect is really nice! Though it’s packed with too much glitter, it doesn’t look exaggerated that you’ll be blinded by all that glitter (if you know what I mean). For me, it’s a natural pink french tip with a punch!

Isn't it pretty!

I am very happy with all my purchases! Honestly, I was so excited the night before I had a hard time sleeping. haha! I will post swatches of the lipstick and lip gloss next time, ok?

Etude House = EH = Extreme Happiness! 🙂

NYX Louisiana and Fig



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Just received my NYX Round Lipsticks (RL) in Louisiana and Fig! I got them both from Pampered Beauty. I stumbled upon her online shop because I was looking for NYX Louisiana and Haute Melon. Sadly, Haute Melon is not available anywhere at the moment.

(L) Fig and (R) Louisiana

Since my poor NYX RL in Fig got into an accident, I have to buy another one.

My lipstick has a boo-boo 😦

Fig is my favorite NYX RL! It’s a warm muted pink shade that is very wearable but not boring.

NYX Round Lipstick in Fig

NYX Round Lipstick in Fig

I have this bold, bright, pink color craving at the moment and after reading blogs and reviews, I decided to try Louisiana.

NYX Round Lipstick in Louisiana

NYX Round Lipstick in Louisiana

I really like my new bright pink lippy! Louisiana is a pretty hot pink color. Perfect for summer or if you just want to put some attention to your lips.  It may not be an everyday color but I’ll definitely wear it if I have the chance (maybe 5-6 days a week! haha!).

Miss Mischele of Pampered Beauty caters to her customers well. I texted her and she replied in an instant, just within a minute! She replied to my facebook comment after a couple of hours. Invoice sent after 6 hours from submission of order form, then details given. No hassle.

You guys should really try NYX Round Lipsticks!!!

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