Saturday, February 23, 2013

Krave Minerale Cosmeceutical's First Anniversary

It's great to finally have time to sit in front of my laptop and create a post for this blog! My job has been eating up a lot of my time and energy during weekdays while my weekends are devoted to church ministry. Not that I am complaining, I am actually grateful to have a job that I enjoy and to be entrusted with different responsibilities. 

Photo credits: Krave 

Last January, Krave Minerale Cosmeceuticals had their First Anniversary & Product Launching at Palladium Bar, New World Hotel, Makati. Not only did they celebrate a year's success, they also introduced new products for their organic skin care and mineral makeup line.

L-R: Celline, Raych, Kim, and I
Aside from witnessing such momentous event, I also had a chance to meet awesome bloggers! It was nice to finally meet the people behind two of my favorite blogs - Celline of Product Arena and the ever mysterious, Kim of Kimpossibly Gorgeous

L-R: Raych, Kim, Laura, me, Celline

Ms. Trina, the brains behind the brand, did a thank you speech for everyone who supported and patronized the brand. If not for her hard work and devotion, Krave would not be where it is now. Congratulations, Ms. Trina!

Tadaaaaa!  Introducing, Krave's new mineral makeup and organic skin care products! Everyone huddled over the glass display as soon as the new products were unveiled. If only I could open up the glass display and get to see the products up close, I would!

L-R: Laura, Celline, me, Ms. Trina, Raych and Kim

L-R: Raych, Celline, Shen, me, Kim and Laura
I will finish off this blog post with a closer look of Krave's newest products. A full list and complete description of each product is also up on their Facebook Page. What are you waiting for? Check them out now!
Mineral Makeup:
Arch Precision Eyebrow Definer Kit, Misty Pritz 3 in 1 Makeup Staying Spray,  Upgrade 12HD Liquid Foundation, Oil Eliminator HD with Super Fruit, Visibly Rosy Mineral Veil, Vegie-Lash Mascara and Ultra Bright HD Concealer
Organic Skin Care
Fruittie Poreless Toner Spray, Cupine Aloepa Facial Wash, Triple P Whitening Mask, Moisture Visage Night Cream 

I can't wait to get my hands on some of these items! Congratulations, Krave!

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Have a good night!
God bless! 

Rejoice always, pray without ceasing. In everything, give thanks for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus. - 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Review: NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in San Paulo and Antwerp

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. 

When I tried NYX SMLC in Addis Ababa and London, I knew that I have to try out other colors. The pigmentation, lightweight feel, staying power, vanilla scent  and of course the matte finish, are more than enough reasons why I should get more colors.

I already did a review on Addis Ababa and London. I now have four out of the eleven colors the product line carries. However, I am not planning to buy more. I think I already have what I need.

Packaging, Price: It is made up of translucent plastic packaging that has a black matte cap. Color label is located at the bottom of the product. The color of each tube is consistent with the lip product that is why there is no difficulty of locating a particular color. Each tube costs 250php at Chic Cosmetics Manila. In my opinion, the product is fairly priced and worth every penny.


Formulation, Application: As the description says, it goes on silky and dries up matte. Well, it does! I don't find the formula drying like most people do. I actually like the formula - very lightweight and easy to apply! Be cautious in second coating though as it may get a bit streaky. 

L-R: San Paulo, London, Antwerp, Addis Ababa

San Paulo is a warm shade of pink that can compliment any skin tone. Very wearable and great for everyday use.

Antwerp is a peachy/pink nude that can be easily paired with any eye makeup. Like San Paulo, it is very wearable and great for everyday use as well.

Pigmentation, Staying Power: A single coat of lip cream is enough for me. It goes more vibrant as it dries up. I think the pigmentation is great for a lip cream. It can last up to six hours without eating. It does not fade completely after eating. It leaves a slight tint on the lips.

What I like:
  • Simple packaging
  • Formulation - lightweight, nondrying, matte finish
  • Affordable
  • Decent staying power up to 6 hours without eating
  • Available in different colors
What I don't like:
  • Not available in local malls
NYX SMLCs will always be one of my favorite lip products because really, it is like nothing I've ever had: lightweight, nondrying, pigmented.
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