Sunday, April 29, 2018

Cathy Doll has minis and they're too cute!

Just when I thought Cathy Doll's packaging can't get any cuter... They came out with MINIS! 😮

As in mini versions of their matte liquid lipsticks and compact powders. They're too cute!!! 😭😍💖

If you are completing your travel makeup kit (as every ounce of weight and space counts when packing) or are just obsessed with mini makeup, you're going to love these travel-sized finds. 💝👌

Hold your excitement though as we'll first be talking about face masks! 😁 I find the packaging of Cathy Doll Feeling Mask Sheets (P59) very unique. You can actually write a sweet message on it, and since it's so pretty there's no need to wrap when you're giving one as a gift.

There are 8 variants/messages:
  • Fighting Black Magic Mask Sheet (oil control, pore minimizing, skin purifying)
  • I'm Sorry Plankton Mask Sheet (skin energizing, moisturizing, balancing)
  • Thank You Aloe Vera Mask Sheet (soothing, anti inflammation, moisturizing)
  • Take Care Green Tea & Witch Hazel Mask Sheet (anti acne, anti inflammation, oil control)
  • I Love You Honey Mask Sheet (moisturizing, skin smoothing, anti aging)
  • Happy Tomato Mask Sheet (firming, pinkish skin, skin protection)
  • Congrats Berry Mask Sheet (whitening, brightening, antioxidant)
  • Miss You Snail Mask Sheet (dark spot reducing, skin smoothing, whitening)

Cathy Doll Feeling Mask Sheets are available at Watsons and SM Beauty.

Now on to these babies! 😍 Cathy Doll released full-sized versions of these powders that come in a more premium packaging for P299-P399 (for 12g). These minis come in a simpler packaging and are more affordable at P129 (for 4.5g).

Look how they all fit in my palm! 💖

Each compact also comes with a mirror and soft puff.


I've actually used up a full-sized pact of Cathy Doll Speed White CC Powder Pact SPF 40 PA+++ in #23 Natural Beige, and you can read my review here. 🌟

Cathy Doll Oil Control Film Pact comes in only one translucent shade. Don't be intimidated by its white color as it's not supposed to alter your face base shade (brighten yes, lighten no). Since it has no tint, I use this to mattify my BB cream and seal my makeup. I applied this one at 9:00AM and commuted to work on a hot and sunny day. Time check, 11:00AM and my skin was still fresh with no signs of sweat and oil. Come 4:00PM my face still wasn't shiny and only my nose was slightly shiny. I still did retouch for good measure since I'll be at work until 8:00PM, but this lasted me around 7 hours.

You can use the Oil Control Film Pact to combat oily lids and even mattify your lipsticks! 💋💄 The texture is not chalky, so it's easy to work with.

Cathy Doll Magic Gluta Pact SPF 50 PA+++ in #21 Light Beige contains L-Glutathione and Vitamin C Complex for a radiant look (without the shimmer). It has a smooth texture, light coverage, and 50x sun protection. I'm liking the natural finish I get with this powder, and it's perfect for everyday use. However, I regret washing the soft and delicate puff, since it's not as soft anymore after one wash. FOTD of me wearing this powder below. Hihi

Cathy Doll Nude Me Lip Matte Mini (P199) is tiny (at 2g) and perfect if you're a lipstick hoarder that never finishes a tube of lipstick. This size is genius and it can fit the tiniest kikay kit!

Full-sized vs mini 

The mini may look like a normal liquid lipstick, but for me it's still too cute since I'm used to my full-sized tubes. I've swatched and reviewed 6 out of 9 shades before which you can read here. The minis come in only 4 shades: #04 Rose Bloom, #05 Peach Me, #06 Moss Rose, and #09 Burgundy Red.

Gotta love palm-sized makeup! 😍

Wearing only Cathy Doll Magic Gluta Pact in #21 Light Beige
and Cathy Doll Nude Me Matte Lip Matte in #07 Moss Rose 

#07 Moss Rose is my favorite from the range, since it's the kind of pink that makes you look simple and pretty - nothing loud or garish. This matte lipstick is super long-lasting as it's able to withstand frequent sips from my tumbler at work (without transferring) and meals. After lunch, it still looks decent with minimal fading on the inner lips.

Nude Me Lip Matte Mini and compact powders are available at 7-Eleven, Rose Pharmacy, Robinsons Department Store-Ormoc, and Centro Department Store.

Are you also in love with mini makeup? 😍


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Sunday, April 22, 2018

Maybellline's Summer Sale

It's officially summer! 🌞 Since it's hot and humid all year round here in the Philippines, we have to always sun-proof our look. I've got amazing news for you all: Maybelline is on SUMMER SALE from April 1-30, 2018, and you can enjoy up to 35% off on your favorite makeup products!

I'll share with you just some of the amazing deals you can find at the sale!


Super BB Fresh Matte Cream (P399 -> P339) is one of my go-to BB creams during my early blogging days as it's reliable and affordable. (Evidence is in my 2010 makeup kit! HEHE) They've repackaged and reformulated through the years. This version now has SPF 21/PA++ and it gives a bare skin look with a fresh and matte finish. It comes in two shades: 01 Fresh and 02 Natural.

This one's different from the Super BB Cream (P399 -> P339) in the rose gold tube. That one has SPF50/PA++++ and also comes in two shades: 01 Natural and 02 Medium.

*Tip: Super BB Fresh Matte Cream in 02 Natural is darker than Super BB Cream in 01 Natural. Don't be confused by the similar shade name.

Fit Me Matte + Poreless Liquid Foundation (P399 -> P299) was launched last year and Filipinas are so relieved to finally not have to make pabili from the US or buy online. This liquid foundation comes in 10 shades so you're sure to find your fit!

Dream Satin Skin Powder Foundation (P399) was not on sale when I visited their Landmark Trinoma counter yesterday. This powder foundation has SPF 32 PA+++, does not cake and crack, and lasts for 12 hours. In short, a powder foundation that works as hard as you are!


Tattoo Brow Gel Tint (P599) was part of last weekend's flash sale. I wish this kind of product was available before I had my eyebrow microblading done. 💸 This one's definitely way more affordable. It's easy to use! Just apply it, let it dry for at least 20 minutes, and peel it. The Tattoo Brow Gel Tint is swim-proof (!!!) and it lasts for around 2-3 days, making it your ideal beach trip must-have. This product comes in three shades: Light Brown, Medium Brown, and Dark Brown. Since my brows are tattooed semi-permanently, I can do a demo of this using my sister's brows. 😁


Too excited to try the Lash Sensational Mascara (P349 -> P261) since Maybelline is most famous for their mascaras! What's different with this mascara is its special lash catcher wand with short and long bristles so you can cover each strand - even the tiniest ones. Eye Studio Hypersharp Liner (P299 -> P224) needs no introduction. Ever since I discovered the lasting power of liquid liners, that's all I use now. This one's next in line for my eyeliner review. 😉


The best part of the sale (at least for me) are the LIPSTICKS at only P199 a pop (from P299). It will be hard not to collect (or hoard) - just look at the shades below!

Creamy Mattes, their most MOISTURIZING mattes
Powder Mattes, their most LIGHTWEIGHT mattes
Loaded Bolds, their most PIGMENTED mattes

This is your perfect time to hoard the Creamy Matte Lipstick in Touch of Spice and Powder Matte Lipstick in Touch of Nude! These popular nude shades are bestsellers and I saw LOTS of stocks in their Landmark Trinoma counter. GO!💄

What? Maybelline now has a setting spray! 😍 The NEW Master Fix Setting Spray (now at P449 intro price) locks in your makeup and prevents color from fading. It's lightweight and oil-free. No more makeup meltdown even during the hottest days!

For makeup newbies, let me help you curate a makeup kit without breaking the bank!

Super BB Fresh Matte Cream in Natural (P339)
Lash Sensational Mascara (P261)
Creamy Matte Lipstick in Touch of Spice (P199)

Fit Me Matte + Poreless Liquid Foundation in True Beige (P299)
Tattoo Brow Gel Tint in Medium Brown (P599)
Powder Matte Lipstick in Touch of Nude (P199)
TOTAL: P1,097

Make sure to visit your nearest Maybelline counter before the month ends so you don't miss out on this huge summer sale! 🛒 Also, do share with me what you got from the sale! 🛍


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Friday, April 6, 2018

UltiMATTE Flormar Haul

Flormar sent me new toys to play with! For the meantime, here's a haul post on their matte products! 😍


First up, lippies! You all know how I'm so into lipsticks. It's the makeup I enjoy reviewing the most. Hihi 💄

  • Extreme Matte Lipstick (P399 each) is COMPLETELY matte and has a subtle fruity scent.
  • Silk Matte Liquid Lipstick (P349 each) is a new favorite of mine! 💖 It has a velvety powedery finish that's ever so lightweight, it's like you're not wearing any lipstick. I have 3 of these in my stash -  2 were sent by Flormar, and 1 was from Project Vanity's 10th anniversary kit.
  • Lip Primer (P399 each) which I haven't tried yet. Hehe 🙊

Next up, blush! The Satin Matte Blush (P299) is completely matte with no speck of shimmer. It has an unbelievably smooth texture (try swatching it using your finger when you chance upon it in a Flormar counter and you'll see what I mean), and pigmentation is awesome. Not a fan of the tiny brush it comes with, though. Plus points for the mirror. I got 2 coral-themed shades - will share swatches real soon!

This Contour Palette (P499) is intimidating for contour-newbie me, but thankfully there are instructions at the back of the packaging which I can follow. Wish me luck! 😂 Makeup artists will find this one handy and it's affordable considering the amount of product you're getting.

I'm amazed with the brush of the Triple Action Mascara as it evolves when you twist the base! It can be a lengthening, curling, or volumizing mascara. So excited with this one! Will share a Boomerang video on my IG on how the brush looks like. 😁

Reviews soon as I'm currently testing them out! 💋

Flormar is a Turkish brand, and it's available in leading department stores nationwide.


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Thursday, April 5, 2018

Caronia has... body mists?!

When I got a package from Caronia Philippines, I expected the contents to be nail polish or manicure stuff. Much to my surprise, they were small colorful bottles of body mists! Guess who got too excited. Haha 🙋

Caronia is a trusted nail-care brand for fifty years, and I like how they now ventured to body care products as well.

Caronia Body Mist is available in five refreshing scents and packed in handy, travel-friendly bottles. Perfect for that burst of freshness this summer!

Watermelon Burst was the first scent I tested, and a spritz of this immediately transported me to my teenage days. This was the kind of scent I used to wear way back in high school, wherein I'd always pick sweet watermelon or melon body mists. This one is delightfully fresh, cool, and sweet - as in instant bagong ligo yung feeling even when summer makes you feel hot and sticky. It somehow smells like a mabangong shampoo, so I also use it (sparingly) as a hair mist. For a cologne, this lasts around 3 to 4 hours - not bad! This one's a bestseller, but it's my second favorite among the five scents. You'll see why later. 😉

Mango Mania is a brave take on a body mist because it's not the usual popular scent. This tropical mango scent in a bottle is so unique, and it's sure to capture everyone's attention. It reminds me of summer vacations. It's a scent I'd use for beach trips.

Guava Brava is zesty and sweet at the same time. I can't believe our humble bayabas is now turned into a fresh fragrance! 😀 If you're into citrus scents similar to pink grapefruit, you will like this one.

Sugar Love is a combination of brown sugar and fig. What an adventurous combination! 😮 At first, the bottle reminded me of The Body Shop's Shea Body Mist, but the scent is nothing like it. Sugar Love has a sweet nutty (and even buttery) scent that almost smells like food. This variant smells like vanilla! Among the five variants, this one is the most long-lasting. (It lasted the entire day on me without me needing to retouch.) I figured I can experiment with it by combining it with Green Tea Splash (below).

Green Tea Splash is my favorite among the five body mists, mainly because I also use Elizabeth Arden's Green Tea. While both fragrances do not smell the same when sniffed from the bottle, Caronia Body Mist in Green Tea Splash is a very nice and, not to mention affordable, alternative that's good for everyday wear. I use it everyday in the office, and it relaxes me even during stressfully long OT hours. This variant is a fresh, clean, and crisp. The only downside is that it has the shortest longevity among the body mist variants - around 2 hours only. I do not mind reapplying though. Elizabeth Arden's Green Tea lasts about the same amount of time on me, too.

Spend vs Save!

Elizabeth Arden's Green Tea (30ml) costs around P1,500 in the mall, while Caronia Body Mist (50ml) costs only P60! 

And look, Elizabeth Arden has a Green Tea Fig variant! Perhaps I can mix and match two Caronia Body Mists (Sugar Love + Green Tea Splash) to come up with a new and unique personalized scent.💡

Price: P60
Available at BeautyMNL, Unimart, Super 8, Metro Department Store, Makati Supermarket, Isetann, Ever, Cash & Carry, AllShoppe, Allday, LCC, CSI, Boramart, and Landmark

I hope you liked this summer beauty discovery! 😍 Which variant of Caronia Body Mist is your top pick?


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