Sunday, June 15, 2014

Marc Jacobs' Enamored Hi-Shine Nail Lacquer review

When my favorite nail polish blogger (not just a blogger but also a columnist in one of Philippines' top newspapers and a great writer too!), Pam Pastor (, posted a blog about Marc Jacobs' first line of nail polish, I was going ga-ga while reading because the colors were really beautiful and that I wanted to buy them all!

Luckily, my boss was in the US for a business trip! I took the courage to ask her if I can order online at Sephora, deliver it to our US office and bring it with her to Manila. She then said YES. I was so excited to get my hands on these beautiful babies!!!

Then I finally have it! I decided to get the two colors that I like from the first line which are the Fluorescent Beige and Evelyn.

Marc Jacobs' Enamored Hi-Shine Nail Lacquer
They come in a cute small packaging which is looks like a square with smooth sides.

Fluorescent Beige is described as iridescent light mauve pink. I put 2 coats on my nails below. It was love at first sight! It reminds me of weddings (since this is a great nail polish color to use for a wedding!) :)

With 2 coats and shot outdoor
Application brush.
I thought I was able to take a picture of me wearing Evelyn, but unfortunately I can't find any. Picture of it to follow. :P

Evelyn is described as opaque smoky gray. You can also wear this if you are feeling confident. I don't know why but dark and bold colors makes me feel one. :p

For the application brush, I am not that happy with it since I find that it has a tendency to shed. Though the application of the polish itself is quite smooth.

I bought these bottles for $18 each in Sephora's website.

Packaging - 4.0 / 5.0
Colors - 4.0 / 5.0
Brush - 3.0 / 5.0
Application - 3.5 / 5.0
Price - 3.5/ 5.0
Staying power - 4.0/ 5.0

I would want to try other colors as I have seen that there are new ones in Sephora! But currently, I am still finding a relative or friend in US going back here in Manila to save money on delivery, taxes, etc.

Has anyone of you tried Marc Jacobs' nail lacquers as well? I would love to know your thoughts on it by commenting below! 

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Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Best Make-up Remover for Stubborn Make-up

Ever worry on how to remove stubborn make up after a party or an event?

Let me share with you my current favorite make up remover for stubborn make ups and routine before going to bed :)

POND'S Perfect Care Cold Cream Deep Cleanser

Pond's perfect care cold cream was the best makeup remover I have ever discovered! My sister used to bring home packages from her office including other products of the company she is in and Pond's products are one of those. I cannot remember how I started using this but because I have a curious mind, I tried this one time to remove my make up and I loved it!

Price: Free
Consistency: This is a basic cream but when applied on face, it gets oily.
Pros: It removes stubborn makeup

Cons: Oily when applied but you can always remove it with tissue and wash it off. My skin didn't get oily at all after.

Here's my routine in removing makeup using Pond's perfect care cold cream:

I applied black eyeshadow heavily all over my lids and crease to better test the product
As what the label reads, "apply pea-sized amounts" on your forehead, cheeks and chin.
Spread and massage gently over your face and neck.

I use cotton for sensitive parts of my face like my eyes :)

right eye makeup removed!
a pea-size amount on your forehead...
On your cheeks and massage all over your face
Remove it all with a tissue
Tried it also on my lips
Yes, I know it's gross! 
Voila! All stubborn makeup removed instantly!
After which, I wash my face with Cetaphil and put my Kiehl's moisturizer before sleeping
Have you tried using POND'S Perfect Care Cold Cream Deep Cleanser too?
Let me know your thoughts by writing a comment below!
Or let me know if you have other holy grail makeup remover!

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