Posted in Colourette, Foundation, highlighter, Lipstick, Pinoy Brand, Powder, Rix Reviews, RixFez, RixFirsts, RixMukap, Uncategorized

#RIXFIRSTS: New Products from COLOURETTE COSMETICS

Who else here loves a good sale? πŸ™‹β€β™€οΈ

Thanks to great deals from Lazada and Colourette, I managed to score three of the latest products from Colourette for a much lower price! I’ve been a fan since 2016 andΒ (I know I’ve said it too many times before, but just in case you don’t know)Β the first Colourstick that really got me was Bethany. I’ve shared about small collection in my older post, which you can read here.

Now they’ve expanded their line from lip products to face products. They’ve also released their eyeshadow palette and though I thought the palette is pretty, I still haven’t gotten my hands on it. Luckily, Ms. Nina, founder and CEO, announced that the Peach Purrfect Palette is making aΒ comeback!Β  So if you’re one of those who missed it the last time, you can have the chance soon!

Now let’s dive in to the products. Continue reading “#RIXFIRSTS: New Products from COLOURETTE COSMETICS”

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Posted in Beauty Box, Face Cream, Lotion, Pinoy Brand, RixFaves, RixFirsts, Skin Care, Unboxing, Uncategorized

UNBOXING + FIRST IMPRESSIONS: Love Box by OPULENCE β€

Opulence is a local brand that makes good quality skin care products. I’ve used their Time to Glow Brightening Set, and if you want to read about my experience with it, please clickΒ Β here.

They’ve been UBER-ly generous to send me some of their products which all came in a very cute pink box called theΒ “Love Box by Opulence”.

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I posted a quick unboxing video on my IG stories and on Facebook. Continue reading “UNBOXING + FIRST IMPRESSIONS: Love Box by OPULENCE β€”

Posted in Eyeshadow, Pinoy Brand, RikaNobela, Uncategorized

Is Hello Gorgeous Mermaid Cult just a REPACKAGED Focallure Eyeshadow Palette?

Okay. Before you begin, let me just say that these are MY thoughts. I am posting this because I am GRAVELY curious and I want to know if any of you have noticed the same.

If you’re really willing to read this, okay PUSH, ‘TEH!


 

Despite my desire of getting over-the-top highend brands,Β as a budgetarian beauty enthusiast mudra, I look for good eyeshadow palettes that are within my budget.

I know dupes are quite controversial, because the original brands didn’t work hard on their concept just to be copied by other smaller brands. But I, myself, am guilty of getting dupes because I also want to experience some makeup items without having to splurge.

Dupes, by the way, are different from knock-offs. The latter is an actual replica of a particular item – from the box to the logo to the shades. They are usually made by unknown companies, that’s why they’re unsafe since you can’t get any information on the manufacturer. In case something bad happens, you won’t know who to go after.

Dupes are usually created by smaller indie companies, whose color story may be similar to a high end product, but bearing different shade names, palette name, and design.

I got really excited when more and more local companies started coming out with their makeup lines. One of these companies isΒ Hello, Gorgeous! I discovered their IG account when I was looking for a rainbow highlighter. I bought their Rainbow Dash Eyeshadow and Highlighter compact, then later purchased their cute Unicorn Brush Wash. Continue reading “Is Hello Gorgeous Mermaid Cult just a REPACKAGED Focallure Eyeshadow Palette?”

Posted in GIVEAWAYS!, Lips, masks, Moisturizers, Pinoy Brand, RixFez, Skin Care, Uncategorized

MOTHER’S DAY GIVEAWAY with NATURE SKIN SECRETS [[CLOSED]]

Hello, my dear readers aka friends! If you’re already a mom…

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in ADVANCE! πŸ˜ƒ

If not, greetings to your mom!

Nature Skin Secrets and I are giving away three amazing products! These are the:

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  1. You Glow Girl Gold Collagen Detox Mask
  2. Whitening Snail Moisturizer
  3. Lip & Cheek Tint in Flirty

Watch my video below to know how you can win these and to know more about the products. I also answered some questions from my IG post and will continue answering them all throughout the month of May. Continue reading “MOTHER’S DAY GIVEAWAY with NATURE SKIN SECRETS [[CLOSED]]”

Posted in Acne, Empties, hair care, Mascara and Falsies, Pinoy Brand, Powder, Rix Reviews, Skin Care, Uncategorized

BOTTOMS UP! Product Empties #1

I have been collecting empty boxes, jars, and bottles for months, because I’ve planned on posting my “product empties”. My mom was already eyeing on them and was itching to throw them away. So I just kept them all in a shoe box.

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Actually not all. πŸ˜ͺ I got rid of some because I kept forgetting that I’d be posting my empties!

I have been meaning to post this, but see, it took me ages before I actually did! Thanks to Dee! I am finally doing it.

So yeah, I’m doing this in collaboration with Dee, and you can check out her blog here.

Dee and I collaborated last December 2017 on YouTube, and we both did a Holiday Glam makeup look.

This time we’re doing a collab on our respective blogs. I’m so excited to know what products she’s used up, and whether or not she’s going to get them again.

Mine consists of products that I used up from way, way back. Everything is listed in random order.

By the way, isn’t it satisfying to see ourselves actually finishing up items we spent our money on whether or not we like them? Continue reading “BOTTOMS UP! Product Empties #1”

Posted in Althea Korea, Blush, Bronzer, Contour, & Highlight, concealer, Eyeshadow, favorites, Korean Brand, Makeup Tool, Pinoy Brand, RixFaves, Skin Care, Uncategorized

First Quarter Faves 2018

“And I have no concept of time other than it is flying…”
– Alanis Morrisette, All I Really Want

I can’t believe the first quarter of 2018 is already ending. I always feel like time passes by too quickly I can hardly keep up!

Anyway, I have been meaning to post my favorite makeup and skin care items, but I don’t know why I haven’t done so. πŸ˜… Since it’s already the end of March, I guess it’s just fitting that I post my first quarter faves!

99.9% of the products in my possession are all close to my heart, but these quarterly favorites that I’ll be posting are the ones that I’ve been using repeatedly from the time this year started.

I listed everything down in my notebook first, so that I won’t miss a thing. However, I still made quite a long list and I can’t get myself to remove a thing. πŸ˜… Continue reading “First Quarter Faves 2018”

Posted in Blush, Bronzer, Contour, & Highlight, Brows, concealer, Eyeshadow, Foundation, Lipstick, Mascara and Falsies, Pinoy Brand, Powder, Rix Reviews, RixFez, RixMukap, Uncategorized

#RIXMUKAP: Affordable and Easy Graduation Look: MOMS EDITION!

About a month ago, my friend Mayeth (who’s also a YouTuber) and I decided to make a collaboration video and she came up with the idea of creating a graduation look. It’s not for graduates, though! It’s for the graduates’ moms (or guardians)! πŸ˜ƒ

BeingΒ mudras ourselves, we both agreed on using affordable products that are locally available. I initially thought on doing a full-face of Ever Bilena products, but with all the messy things in my work area, I couldn’t find my brow pencil anywhere. πŸ˜…

Though most of the makeup items that I used were from Ever Bilena, there were a couple of items that were from a different brand.

This look is so simple but it also screams strength, because mothers areΒ vicious strong human beings. It only took me 32 minutes and 14 seconds to be exact to finish the entire look. Continue reading “#RIXMUKAP: Affordable and Easy Graduation Look: MOMS EDITION!”

Posted in Pinoy Brand, Rix Reviews, RixFez, RixFirsts, Skin Care, Uncategorized

Brighten face in 7 days?! | #RIXREVIEWS: OPULENCE Time to Glow Face Brightening Set

First of all, I’d like to thank Ms. Trish of Opulence for sending over their Time to Glow Face Brightening Set. Rest assured, everything I’m writing here is purely my honest opinion. Everything is going to be based on my personal experience.

Prior to this I had a different routine, which consisted of some other local products, Korean brands, and Opulence White + Renew. I stopped using the other products for a good seven days, and used only the products from Opulence. I wanted to be sure that any changes that would occur were solely because of these products.

What is Opulence Skin?

Opulence Skin offers skin care products that are all made in the Philippines. According to their website, they useΒ “the best local and important active ingredients.

What’s included in the kit?

Continue reading “Brighten face in 7 days?! | #RIXREVIEWS: OPULENCE Time to Glow Face Brightening Set”

Posted in Pinoy Brand, Rix Reviews, RixFez, RixFirsts, Skin Care, Uncategorized

#RIXREVIEWS: OPULENCE Time to Glow White + Renew

Back in October of last year, I was lucky to be a part of the first Meet & Greet and the third blog-versarry of MJ Perez of Vanity Room Philippines! The event was fun-filled and was truly inspiring. I loved that he wanted to share his blessings, not only to us – his friends/followers, but also to the less privileged children.

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After the charity event, we had a sumptuous dinner at Dong Juan where we also played fun games and received loot bags filled (literally) with skin care products!

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MJ and his sponsors have super big hearts! Many, many thanks!

Anyways, one of the products I received was the Opulence Time to Glow White + Renew.

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The product is housed in a round transparent acrylic pot with white screw cap. The label has all the basic information that you’ll need to know – what it is for, the amount of product in the container, what it is made of, where and when it was made, how to use it, and when the expiration date is. Continue reading “#RIXREVIEWS: OPULENCE Time to Glow White + Renew”

Posted in Acne, Pinoy Brand, Rix Reviews, RixFez, Skin Care, Uncategorized

#RIXREVIEWS: NATURE SKIN SECRETS Skin Purifier Black Toner

First things first, let me begin this post by telling you some things that must be considered:

  1. I had not used any toners before I got this. It’s been ages since I last used one.
  2. I was having a bad skin day when I received it – more like bad skin dayS – so my skin was rough and I had several pimples on my forehead, somewhere on the cheeks, and around the mouth area.
  3. I’m not a doll so I don’t have a perfect skin. I’ve had pimple marks and scars and that’s that.
  4. I don’t get facials. The first and the last time I did was at Flawless Sta. Rosa back in 2016, and that’s how I got my huge pimple scar on my right cheek underneath my eye. I had an acne when I went there, and my attendant pricked it.
  5. Of course, this is not the only product that I’m currently using. However, I can tell that the results I got was from this product, since the other products were already being used even before I had the toner.
  6. This product was sent to me to try and review.
    DOΒ NOTE, THOUGH, THAT I ALWAYS GIVE MY SUPER DUPER HONEST OPINION AND I BASE EVERYTHING ON HOW I FEEL DURING THE PROCESS AND HOW GOOD THE OUTCOME IS. SO IF I SAY I LOVE IT, THAT MEANS I LOVE IT, AND IF I SAY I HATE IT, THAT MEANS I HATE IT.
    ALSO, REMEMBER THAT NOT BECAUSE IT WORKS FOR ME, IT WILL WORK FOR YOU. BUT WHO KNOWS? RIGHT? BETTER TRY IT AND SEE FOR YOURSELF. πŸ˜‰

Okay, let’s get started!

You may have read two Nature Skin Secrets products on my blog – the Detox Mask with Black Combo and You Glow Girl Gold Collagen Detox Mask. In case you haven’t yet, I mentioned on both posts that the thing I don’t like about them is the lack of information on labels. I always read the labels before actually diving into any product.Β (Comment below if you do it, too!) Continue reading “#RIXREVIEWS: NATURE SKIN SECRETS Skin Purifier Black Toner”