Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Haul: Encara BB Cream, Glory of New York, BC Fragrances

As if attending Bing Castro's Meet and Greet is not enough awesomeness, take a look at these goodies I was able to bring home with! 20 days before the actual event, Bing held 20 days/20 winners giveaway wherein 20 participants get the chance to win each day by joining the game. I was one of the 20 lucky winners and I won lip products from Glory of New York. Aside from the 20/20 giveaway, there were still a lot of games during the meet and greet. It was raining beauty products that day. Now, let's go through each item quickly.

EnCara BB Cream 50g I've been looking forward to get my hands on with this product because of the great reviews I've read about it. EnCara BB cream is famous for its highly blendable shade with yellow undertones. Finally, a morena-friendly BB cream. Ha! :D

GNY Lipshine 30 ml I find this lip gloss quite interesting because unlike most glosses, this one is not entirely clear. It gives off a milky shade which difuses lip colors a bit.

BC Fragrance This one is inspired by DKNY's Fresh Blossom. Just timely because my current perfume is about to run out!

Iris/GNY Lip liners Hmm, something new to try out. I'm not a user of lip liners. I can't even remember of buying one. 

GNY/Iris Lipsticks Truly happy for these new lipsticks! I'm a lipstick person in case you do not know. (Majority of the reviews here in my blog are lipsticks)

I'll be posting product reviews soonest! Many thanks to Bing Castro and her generous sponsors! Check out Bing Castro's blog:

Have a great night!
God bless!

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Bing Castro's (The Project Awesome) Meet & Greet

A couple of days ago, Bing Castro of The Project Awesome had her first Meet and Greet at the Penthouse of Tivoli Garden Residences in Mandaluyong. I consider Bing as one of the best local beauty bloggers in town. Her talent in creative makeup is truly exceptional - precise but still doable. She also has a keen eye in affordable makeup products with good quality!

The program commenced with a short self-introduction. Bing has been in the beauty blogging industry for 2 years. She's currently taking up BS Psychology as her second degree. She's also a makeup artist and a good one, too! 

My beautiful seatmates for the day - Raych of The Beauty Move and Gina of Ginaholic.

I didn't really expect a full meal because the event was set at 1-6PM but look, look, great food! The venue was beautifully decorated with black and orange drapings as well if you have noticed from the first photo. It was really bongga!

Bing had a makeup demo, a much awaited part for me. I'll finally be able to witness The Project Awesome in flesh! Unlike other makeup demos I've witnessed in the past, hers was very detailed. Bing was able to explain why this and not that, if you get what I mean. She did the model's brows like magic! I also find her technique in combining two mascaras (lengthening+volumizing) particulary interesting. She has a post about it here
Gano ka-close?
Even if I've already been with Bing during the Pros for Props Makeup Workshop, I still can't help but admire her natural beauty and her flawless makeup application which explains the closeup photos. Sorry, Bing! I allowed my camera lens to do the zooming since I have a very poor vision. Kahit gano pa ka closeup, flawless makeup talaga! 

Displayed around the venue were Glory of New York Skincare products. GNY, an established cosmaceuticals and cosmetics brand manufactured in the US is one of Bing's major sponsors during the event. If you are an avid follower of Bing, you'll often see GNY products in her video tutorials.

The meet & greet wouldn't be complete without a picture with Bing, of course! She is towering at 5'10 plus about 2 inches of heels.

#Selfie with Colour Collection Kissmark on my lips.

Meet Kat Imperial, a fellow makeup junkie and a very pretty one, too!

With Jhessica Recto of MakeupYours

The meet and greet ended with a couple of games and lots of prizes. We were all so focused on winning the games hence the lack of photos. I really had a wonderful time! Thanks for hosting a really memorable meet and greet, Bing! I'll be posting about the prizes I got next!

Who is your favorite local beauty blogger?

Monday, August 5, 2013

Review: Colour Collection Vitamin E Lipstick in Kissmark


If there's going to be only one makeup product that I could collect, I would go for lipsticks. I'm always on the lookout for good quality lipsticks that is why I grabbed the opportunity to get one of Colour Collection's Vitamin E Lipsticks the moment Sample Room introduced it to the public.

I've known Colour Collection through my sister as she has been an avid user of their lipsticks. Colour Collection is a local makeup line that Tupperware Brands carry. Checkout their website here.

Price & packaging: It is packaged in a shiny black plastic tube with gold accents. I love how it's simply and neatly packaged. For 4g of product, it costs 330php. I honestly think that it is a bit pricey at first. My lipsticks usually range from 200-280php only. It is available at Sample Room for 85 points. Get yours now! 


Color, pigmentation: The shade that I got is Kissmark which has a matte finish. It was totally LOVE AT FIRST SWIPE! It is a bright, almost neon, Barbie pink lipstick that has blue undertones. Pink lipstick with blue undertones usually do not suit my morena skin tone  but this one is different. It did not give me a Nicki Minaj feel. One swipe is enough to get an opaque coverage. 


Formulation, lasting power: As most matte lipsticks are drying, this one is not. It glides smoothly on the lips. My lips which are prone to drying surprisingly did not experience any chapping or drying from this one after several days of use. I can skip lip balm application because of its moisturizing properties. Yay for Vitamin E! However, exfoliating your lips is still necessary as matte lipsticks tend to accentuate dry lips.Lasting power is up to 6 hours without eating.


Tune in, I'm a Barbie girl, in Barbie world. Life is plastic, it's fantastic!

Now for my FOTD, I went for a soft yet glamorous makeup look appropriate during daytime. I achieved this by pairing my pink lips with neutral colors for both my eyes and cheeks. 

 A closer look...
Face: Fashion 21 Two Way Cake with Milk Moisturizers in 03, Ever Bilena Blusher in Earth
Eyes & Brows: Sleek I-Divine Storm Palette, K-Palette Real Lasting Eyeliner, Fashion 21 Double Up Mascara, Etude House Easy Brow Pencil No. 2


To sum up my review,

What I like:
  • Good quality. I could say that it is one of the best lipsticks I have ever tried.
  • Superb pigmentation
  • Formulation is amazing for a matte lipstick. Not drying at all!
What I don't like:
  • Lipstick bullet is too soft, it easily melts when exposed in heat. 
Overall rating:
Now I know why my sister even signed up for Tupperware Brands to get discounts from Colour Collection. Their lipsticks are really of high quality. For 330php, you'll get more than what you pay for.
Where to get:
          Sample Room for 85 points (until stocks last)
          330php from Tupperware Brands dealers

Thanks to Sample Room for introducing Colour Collection Vitamin E lipsticks! Visit and join Sample Room now and get to try beauty samples for free!


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