Archive for March 2010

Nyx Rouge Cream Blush Swatches

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Cream blushes are ideally for dry-skinned folks, but I'm able to pull these Nyx Rouge blushes off despite my combination to oily skin type.  Perhaps because it results in a powdery finish instead of the usual dewy look.

Each pan sells $6 over the US, and around 360php locally.

(L): Nyx Cream Blush in Hot Pink, (R): Nyx Cream Blush in Red Cheeks

Swatching Nyx Rogue Cream Blushes on my NC30 hand

These two blushes show up pigmented on my NC30 cheeks.  Watch out for Hot Pink as it can be easily overdone.

Swatches under different lighting conditions:

Nyx Rogue Cream Blushes: Fluorescent light, indoors, (+) flash

Nyx Rogue Cream Blushes: Outdoors, (+) flash

Nyx Rogue Cream Blushes: Outdoors, (-) flash

I use these blushes with my fingertips.  They are creamy treats that can be easily blended.  These two blushes show up pigmented on my NC30 cheeks.  Just watch out for the Nyx Rogue Blush in Hot Pink as it is creamier than the other.  It's easier to overdo Hot Pink on your cheeks.  Now, we don't want clown-faces, do we? 

Some Tips:

1.  If you find that Hot Pink is toooooo creeeamy, you can put it in the fridge to prevent dipping accidents (notice how my Hot Pink pan looks beside Red Cheeks... see that "dip"?).  I noticed that post-ref condition of the blush solidifies it a bit more.  

2.  Try your best not to overdo Hot Pink.  It's tad difficult to undo this mistake, you see.  Make sure you dab a small amount on your cheeks and just layer if you want more color.  

3.  I find it difficult to tell these two apart when blended well into the cheeks.  They pretty much have identical colors on the skin.  The only difference is that you use more of Red Cheeks than Hot Pink.  So if you're pressed to choose just one of these two, root for Hot Pink *wink*

Nyx Rogue Blush in Hot Pink on my cheeks.  Sorry for the cheek pouch.  I'm eating candy when this shot was taken.  

Monolid Solutions: Vivigo Hyper Nudy Brown Circle Lenses

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I'm always on the lookout for stuff that can widen my small eyes+monolids.  Say, circle lenses, eyeliners, and eyelid tapes.

Vivigo's Hyper Nudy Brown Circle Lenses didn't fail me. 

These were so easy to put on vs Freshlook Dailies.  But there was a minute's discomfort when I wore it.

Vivigo Hyper Nudy brown circle lens on my eye to your left.  Eye to your right has none.  
BIG difference, eh? 

My own DIY eyelid tapes+Vivigo Circle Lenses

Yay, big, dolly eyes for me c/o circle lenses; boo for the obvious syringoma though

My eyes got really big.  If you've read my past EOTD posts, you'll notice how unpleasant my monolids are.  That's the reason why I'm always pushing myself to use eyelid tapes.

It is a whopping 15.5mm diameter so I know it'll emphasize my peepers a lot.  I'm used to freshlook dailies' 13.8mm diameter, and so I thought that I looked too unnatural with hypersized circle lenses.  I don't know, maybe I'm not used to it.

And oh, you'll surely love their cute pink packaging.  Most girls are suckers for cute pink stuff.

Sad ending:

Boyfie was a bit taken aback (in a bad way) when he saw me (and I knew he was lying about liking it).  Maybe I looked too unnatural with it.  Sigh.  It's a shame, coz I haven't touched these circle lenses since that day.

4 Hours Post-TCA Peel Look

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A lot of people are curious about TriChloroAcetic Peel (TCA Peel) but are rather reluctant to get the procedure because of fear that they might look unpleasantly weird after treatment.

I get TCA Peel from my derma once every 2 months and I must say that I'm cool enough not to mind the 1 1/2-hour commute back home accompanied by frequent peculiar stares from co-commuters.

Perhaps they envy my weird tan?

4 hours after TCA Peel Treatment

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