Sunday, December 16, 2007

Update Review: Philosophy Microdelivery Peel Samples and MAC Fafi Collection

Well I just finished getting ready for bed, and I have decided to use one (out of four) samples of the Philosophy Microdelivery Peel that I got from my previous Philosophy haul.

Here's a brief description of the Philosophy Microdelivery Peel:

Vitamin C microdelivery peel for all skin types
  • helps infuse skin with vitamin C
  • helps revitalize sun damaged skin
  • micro-crystals help to gently resurface the skin
  • helps to rejuvinate a dull, sun damaged complexion

The Microdelivery peel is a two-step process which only takes about 3-5 minutes. The sample packet has a generous amount of the product, but I ended using the whole thing because the direction said so, but I think it should be ok if you used half of it. Step 1 is the Vitamin C/Peptide Resurfacing Crystal. It actually smelled pretty good. I was expecting a pungent smell or something since it is a peel, but it had that citrus smell which was quite pleasant. And the crystals were very fine and very gentle on my skin. It didn't feel like I was scrubbing my whole face off unlike the Apricot scrub I'm also using. Step 2 is the Lactic/Salicylic Acid Activating gel and is applied directly on top of Step 1. Step 2 smelled like Play-Dough. Not a big fan of Play-Dough, but I guess it could have been worse. So you massage the gel on your face after Step 1 and it foams which means it is activating the Vitamin C. You leave it on for about 2-3 minutes then rinse. The peel is recommended to be done once or twice a week.

After I rinse my face, it felt really smooth and soft. But it's the first time I tried it so I still have to wait and see if my face will have a negative reaction to it. Although, I like how it's so easy and it doesn't really take a lot of my time to do the peel. So far, so good though. I'll give an update if it helps the pimple that I have acquired because I've been bad and lazy that I decided to sleep with my makeup for one night.

So far I've been happy with the product. Purity cleanser is already a must skincare product for me. I want to see if I can say the same thing for the rest of them. I've only been using the kit for maybe a week and half, and just tonight I used the peel. I'll try to do a weekly update on the product for any progress or improvements.

Still waiting for my online hauls... patiently.

Anyway, one more final to go tomorrow afternoon then my semester is officially over!

I just saw the MAC Fafi collection on a forum at OMG... *drools*. I loveeee the packaging. I'm a sucker for pretty packaging. I can't wait for its release date on February 08!!! I'll probably end up buying everything because it's soooo cute. Gotta start saving the funds.

*Images were from MAC Cosmetics Fafi forum

Friday, December 14, 2007

Video Tutorial: Golden Smokey Eyes

I finally finished the video tutorial for the EOTN I did in my previous post: Golden Smokey Eyes. So after the long and grueling process of recording and editing... I finally finished it. I think next time I'm just goin to talk while applying the makeup instead of having subtitles on it. Less editing for me to do. Heehee. Windows Movie Maker doesn't really do an efficient job of editing, but I guess it'll make-do. Anyway, I hope you guys like it. I tried to edit out the ramblings in the beginning. I was getting nervous talking to the camera (hahaha), and mind you I was doing this at 1 a.m. in the morning. Ok I think towards the end... you can tell I was tired and started slacking off with the editing since subtitles are showing up late in the video.

I'll try to do a tutorial for my FOTD for tomorrow. Depending if I wake up early or not to actually get ready. Well I'm going to have to get ready tomorrow since I have to go to my bf's work christmas party. I don't even have anything to wear yet though :( I don't know we'll see.

Btw, THANK YOU for the people who had showed me some love. Thanks for the comments and keep them coming :). Comments make me happy! haha. Special shout out to Vanessa... who answered all the questions possible about makeup and for making work go by faster!

Thursday, December 13, 2007

EOTN: Golden Smokey Look

It's about 2a.m. and I'm still up when I should be sleeping. Anyway, I did an EOTN. I was pretty happy with the results and I realized how nice Lancome e/s were. Will probably look into that in the future. Thank God for samples! LOL.

Yes, I know this look has been done so many times, but here's my version of it. Here's a preview:

(Haha... I didn't even fix my eyebrows before taking the picture. Oh well.)

And guess what? I actually made a video tutorial for this look *dun dun duuun.* I've uploaded the video on my computer already, and I'm just going to edit it probably tomorrow or the weekend. I think I was rambling in the beginning. But anyway, hopefully I'll have it up on YouTube soon. If I feel like procrastinating, probably sooner (I have one more final on Monday). Man, I laugh at myself for doing it cuz I feel weird watching myself on video.

Holy frijoles, I never knew how much work goes into making one video. Props to those who tries to have them as often as possible.

Stay tuned for the video!!

Ok, time to go to bed.

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

EOTD: Neutral/Brown Look

Haha. I don't know what else to title it. Geez I'm so creative. But yea, decided to just quickly post my EOTD before I head down to school to take my final. I only used NYX e/s for this look. Sorry if the one of the picture looks blurry. I was in a hurry.

(The color got washed out. I need to figure out the settings for my camera, or get a new one! ):)

Anyway, it's pretty basic, but I'm still learning. Gotta take baby steps ya'knomsaying? Gotta start somewhere :)

What I used (NYX products unless stated):
Salmon e/s - inner lid
Nutmeg e/s - middle of lid
Brown e/s - on top of Nutmeg
Iced Mocha e/s- outer v and crease
Egg White e/s - highlight
Stila Smudge Pot in black - eyeliner
Smashbox mascara

Ok, this is my first one. Like I said, I was in a hurry. Be nice.

I can't wait til my Urban Decay eye pallette comes in! More colors to play with ^__^

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

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