Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Burgundy Hair!

Hello everyone I'm back with hair dye review post!
I've been really really liking darker burgundy hair lately and its already been a month since I dyed my hair. I liked the color but its really hard to maintain light colored hair when the roots are already showing up. So I decided to go for a darker shade. I always go to gabalstory online wig shop for hair color inspiration and I really wanted this color for a change! XD

So cute right?

I went to Watson's yesterday and saw these hair dye boxes with lovely shades! They got really nice mahogany and burgundy shades! 1 box is not enough for my hair so I've decided to get two different colors, I love mixing hair dyes! Haha!

When I opened the boxes, I was surprised to find another boxes with their original packaging.
I believe that this is a Japanese hair dye brand and is very good with covering gray hair.

I must say that unlike other cream formula hair dyes that I've tried this one is very easy to apply and it slides on hair really smoothly.

And for the results!
Covered my roots pretty well!
Here's the color under natural lighting (daylight)
With flash on.
Indoor poor lighting.

Overall, I really really like Silk Touch! In real life, my hair is more magenta than in the pictures but I really love it!

I really want to try out other shades in the future.


Cheap! 1 box costs Php275
They come in so many different shades.
Mild formula, my hair still feels the same (well as of now)
The cream formula slides on hair smoothly
It's like Palty and made me wonder why Palty is so expensiveee.


Cheapo Packaging xD
Color bleeds on towel after shower and on shirt when hair is still wet!
I am really hoping that this bleeding will occur during first day.

I shall update you with my hair color after few days if it changes! :)
Thanks for reading!

Saturday, September 10, 2011

NYX Soft Matte Lip Creams!

After reading so many good reviews about NYX Soft Matte Lip Creams, I got really excited buying some really good shades! First of all, I LOVE THESE. I've never been a fan of lipsticks but these are win! I have these 4 shades but still wanting to get the Antwerp.
What I love about these lip creams:
+They're matte!
+Glides on smoothly plus the they smell like cupcakes!
+Long lasting!
+They won't smudge off
+They are CHEAP
+They come in really cute shades!
+Doesn't take too much layer because they are very pigmented and opaque!

What I don't like:
+The good shades are always sold out!
+There's no orange shade lol

me wearing Milan! This shade is kind of pink and peach at the same time. Very good for everyday wear. Normally I would apply a little concealer/bb cream on my lips before wearing pale lipsticks but I didn't have to because this Lip Cream is very opaque!
Me wearing San Paulo, this is also great for everyday (atleast for me) I think it will compliment any skin tone.
Me wearing Addis Ababa (their bestseller shade) It's a bright pink lippy and matte. It's perfect! XD
me wearing Monte Carlo, Love this! I will wear this to the mall xD usually red lipsticks will bleed and get on your teeth but with Nyx's lip cream formula, it doesn't smudge/bleed or stick to your teeth! XD

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Hair highlights update and stuff!

Hello everyone, I just did my highlights few days ago and this is my update. My hair is now lightening due to shampooing and washing. And my highlights are really showing up! xD
But the problem is, the bleached parts are becoming really brassy and orangey yikess!

I've heard about purple/blue shampoo but sadly it is not available here in Philippines, I've looked everywhere.:( I saw a couple online, quite expensive though and plus, I am on a tight budget right now. So I came across a DIY on how to make purple/blue just by using food color/dye. Yey. xD I really wonder if it will work.

LOLZ I got over excited I put so much dye on my hot oil treatment cream and on sample shampoo.
I heard the results of these won't be really "instant" though there will be a noticeable change after first application. I think I have to use these blue stuff regularly to completely remove the brassiness of my hair.
My hair has become a little less brassy after using these, I think. xD Maybe next time I'll try to leave the products on longer.

LOL Starscream xD

Purple Smokey Eyes Tutorial

Hello, back with a new tutorial. This time, I've done a quite dramatic makeup look than the usual. xD
Start with a clean and moisturized face. I applied mineral powder as my foundation.
I usually use this brand, its actually very good for me, doesn't cake out or anything. Plus, its really great when I am in a hurry and don't want to spend too much time blending BB Cream. xD
Fill in eyebrows!
Start with applying champagne-ish hue on your entire eyelid.
I think the easy secret to smoky eyes is start with the lightest to the darkest shade.
I applied a purple shade on to my lids.
And then applied the darker indigo shade on the outer corners of my eyes and lower lash line.
Used Etude House' Code B Cream liner and used NYC eyeliner at the bottom of water line.
Then apply a light and nude lipstick. Remember, no need to emphasize lips when you have pronounced eye makeup on. :)
Apply on favorite mascara and blush and you're good to go! :)

Curlformers! :)

My mom bought these, they're 12 pieces and are enough for my hair. I rarely use heat to style my hair because of the damage that's why I really get excited when I find ways of curling the hair without any heat!

Here's how they look.
And this is how they look once you put them on your hair. xD
The longer you wait before taking them off, the better and longer lasting results.
I usually put mine when my hair is already dry. Putting them on while hair is wet is also possible but the curls end up to tight like Goldilocks xD

And you can also adjust the curls lower for a more romantic and natural look.

Result after 3 hours and a half. The curls are really big, bouncy and very similar to curling iron effect. Really cute! I took a nap with these on, quite uncomfortable but bearable, if you really want curly hair without damage! XD

Here's some of the tutorials you can view on how to use these:

Friday, August 12, 2011

DIY highlights for the first time!

So today I decided to experiment with highlights for my hairrr! Okay first I have to say that I used the foil method. I bleached random little sections of my hair using Hortaleza Bleaching Powder and oxidizing lotion 12%/40 vol and left the bleach on for 15 minutes it lifted the color so much but the color is very orange!

So after I bleached my hair, I dyed my hair with a box of Revlon Colorsilk Light Ash Brown.
And this is the result!

This is under natural light, it made my hair ashy which I really love!

And this is under daylight lighting, my camera is really funky lolz. Doens't really show what's accurte, but the photo above is the more accurate one.

I expect my hair to be a lot lighter after few more shampoos and the highlights will really show up. I am just really hoping that the dye won't fade so bad that the orange brassiness of the bleached parts will show through. EEK!

Friday, July 22, 2011

Tutorial: Peony Blossom Makeup

This makeup look is feminine, sweet and cute just like a Peony Flower! :) Just follow my nooby steps. xD

Start with bare and mosturized face. I applied Goodbye Pore Ever Primer Stick to my face especially on the parts with open pores.
I used Hydro Splash BB Cream from The Face Shop, it has a good matte finish so I did not need to apply any more powder after it.
After that, I shaped and define my eyebrows (korean style) with Styx HD from 4U2
I applied the light yellow eyeshadow as a base all over my eyelids.
This eyeshadow palette is from ELF.
And then I applied the lighter peach shade on the middle of my eyelids and the darker one at the outer eyelids for some dimension.
Then apply eyeliner. I particularly like to extend the line to create a long eye illusion.
This is optional but falsies make eyes really pretty and pop. :)
Using the skinfood shimmer, I used a q-tip and applied some at the inner corners of my eyes.
Apply waterproof mascara on the bottom lashes.
I used a blush on from SkinFood, its a nice pink shade.
To finish the look, I used Tony Moly lip tint Cherry for a natural red lippy look that is not overpowering.
And we're done! :)

Hope you like it! :D