HAUL: What's New in My Beauty Stash?

I don't purchase a ton of make up at once; I tend to buy just one or two products every week. Spending ban alert!!  As a disclaimer, these are not much, but hey, who doesn't want even just a couple of new stuff? Retail therapy anyone?

Maybelline Creamy Matte Lipsticks in 695 Divine Wine and 660 Touch of Spice
Price: P299 each

Maybelline Vivid Matte Liquid Lipsticks in Mat 6 and Mat 11
Price: P349 each

Pink Sugar Dual Finish Powder with SPF 15 in Medium Beige
Price: P499

Pink Sugar BB Cream with SPF 25 in Beige
Price: P499

Cover Girl The Super Sizer Mascara and Intensify Me Liquid Eyeliner

I got the Pink Sugar Dual Finish Powder and BB Cream in a beauty bundle for only P599. I honestly didn't have any intentions to buy a BB cream or a face powder, but I just can't say no (HA!) and I'd like to give Pink Sugar a try. Meanwhile, the Maybelline lipsticks are on sale when I got them during the International Lipstick Day. The vivid mattes hit my instant favorite list, and I regret buying only two. 

What's your recent haul and what products would you like to see a review on? Let's meet in the comments section! ;)

August 2016 Saladbox: Pretty Fixes

Yesterday's weather would have kept me glued to my bed, if not for my birthday, (can't believe I'm already 26!) and an unexpected delivery. My August 2016 Saladbox came in earlier than anticipated, I just saw the sneakpeek via their Instagram account last Friday!

No complaining here though. Who wouldn't want a box full of goodies on her birthday?

Here's what's inside based on the information card included:

1. Glamglow Flashmud Treatment Mask
Dull skin day? Here's the perfect fix! Apply to dry face in circular motion, leave for 20 minutes, and wash off. Full size, P3,300; Sample value, P380

2. TRESemme Split Repair Serum
Prone to split ends? This serum reduces them in just 3 uses! Apply to damp hair, concentrating on the ends. Full size, P400; Sample value, P400

3. Body Fantasies Body Cologne (Fresh White Musk = Japanese Cherry Blossom)
This invisible balm mattifies shine, leaving skin feeling silky soft. Smooth under or over makeup. Full size, P66; Sample value, P130 (I was thinking the description is not for the product.)

4. Rraw Wildflower Facial Steam
This plant based facial steam will clean out the dirt in your pores and leave your skin feeling fresh and clean. Full size, P130; Sample value, P130

5. The Beauty Bask Multi-active Beauty Soap Block
Draw out deep impurities, brighten skin despite the unavoidable dose of sun, stress, and pollution. Full size, P208-228; Sample value, P70

6. Sleek MakeUP - Makeup Workshop Ticket
Learn the best and latest tips and tricks on beauty in this fun workshop from Sleek MakeUP! Value P1,000

7. Resorts World Skin Perfection Salon P500 Gift Certificate
Get some beauty fixes from this salon via this gift certificate! Value P500

I instantly fell in love with The Beauty Bask's Himalayan Renegade soap block! I used it a few times now and it smells a-maaazing! 

I love how they now indicate the value of the sample size to see how much we're getting based on what we paid for. What are your personal faves? Looking forward to getting my hands on the next box! 

July Saladbox Unboxing: A Benefit Exclusive

It is an understatement to say that I love subscription boxes, so imagine my excitement when I finally got my July Saladbox which is a Benefit Cosmetics exclusive! 

These are products from Benefit's new Browzam collection plus two beauty samples! If you're excited as much as I am, here are the items I got.

Browvo! Conditioning Primer
This conditioning formula contains keratin and soy proteins known to help brows look thicker, healthier, and fuller. Click the pen once and wait for gel to appear. Glide over brows and let dry.
Price: P1,600 (full size)

Ready, Set, BROW! Clear Brow Gel
This 24-hour brow gel shapes and tames brows and locks on makeup. Apply using the side of the wand with long bristles to evenly coat brow hairs from root-to-tip. Use the side with short bristles to sculpt and shape hairs into place. Wear alone or to set other brow products.
Price: P1,400 (full size)

Ka-Brow! Cream-Gel Brow Color
Ready for some brow magic? This all-in-one eyebrow cream-gel easily fills, sculpts and defines brows. Presto - extra precision and control! Plus, 24-hour waterproof wear!
Price: P1,400 (full size)

Dandelion Dew Liquid Blush
This sheer, baby-pink blush's lighter-than-air liquid texture melts in for a natural blush look that's so soft and radiant - you'll look lit form within.
Price: P1,600 (full size)

 Benetint Cheek and Lip Stain
The original rose-tinted stain is kiss-proof, see-through color for lips and cheeks that lasts for hours. Brush three strokes on the apples of your cheeks and quickly blend with fingertip for the perfect rosy tint. Apply on lips, blend, and pucker up!
Price: P1,700 (full size)

The box also contains a product description card, an invitation to an exclusive subscriber event, and a complimentary one-on-one brow and beauty session with your favorite Benefit gal worth P500. 

I can reuse the box to store some keepsakes. On the cover it says, "Laughter is the best cosmetic." I definitely agree! 

Can't wait for the August box! Have you subscribed to Saladbox? What products did you get? Let me know and let us talk about it on in the comments section below! 

Review: Revlon Brow Fantasy

For days where I just have to go out for a small errand, I usually opt for a no make-up make-up look. You know us most girls, we try to look presentable even if it means just a quick 5-minute thin layer of BB cream, a swipe of a mascara, a pop of blush and lip color of our favorite lip and cheek tint. And oh, gotta fill in those brows! :-)

Today, I'm going to review the Revlon Brow Fantasy Pencil and Gel in dark brown. I got this from my BDJ Box and it costs P575. Honestly, I wasn't aware that Revlon has this product and I sure love they do because multitasking products are a plus for me.

The first end comes in a hard-pencil formula that makes defining and filling the brows easier, and will stay longer for those with oily skin like me. The shade I got compliments the color of my brows without a reddish undertone. I like its matte finish and the coverage which is medium to full. I use it with light feathery strokes to make my brows look more natural and not too 'drawn'.

Meanwhile, the other side is a tinted slightly creamy gel with a light coverage that softly sets all your hard work in place. I tried using it alone but I find it too sheer on me because I have sparse eyebrows.

 Swatches: L - brow fantasy gel; R - brow fantasy pencil

Filled in brows using the Revlon Brow Fantasy Pencil

With one thin layer of the Revlon Brow Fantasy Gel

I love how it fits in my kit, but wishes the pencil is longer. Ha! :-D Overall, this product works well on me, it gives that neat and natural looking brows which stays until the end of the day. This is available in all leading department stores and Watsons nationwide. Go ahead and get yours, it is worth the try! :)


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