Anyway, guess what came in the mail!! This sent out around 20th of April and I got it yesterday. I was totally expecting to have to wait for a month so I am definitely happy with the shipping. :)
My Makeup Masala/Makeup Mix Shop haul. :D
Anyway like I said I'm doing the 10 pan project, but this doesn't count because I bought this in April. Hehe. The contents:
Top to bottom, left to right: NYX round l/g in real nude, LA Colors Art Deco nail art pens black and white; LA colors metallic e/s in fabulous, NYX loose pearl e/s in baby pink, mink and lime; LA colors metallic e/s in mesmerize, Jesse's Girl loose e/s in troublemaker, Jesse's Girl bejewelled quad
I also got a free sample of Makeup Masala mineral e/s in Agni, and a promo card thingie for a free NYX product under $5 for my next purchase of $30+. Let me just say I really love MakeupMasala, really really smooth transaction, and great customer relations. :)
I have swaaaatchesssss!
Flash pic overexposed--sorry
1. Jesse's Girl loose eyeshadow in Troublemaker (blue/green duochrome)
2. MakeupMasala minerals e/s in Agni
3. NYX loose pearl e/s in baby pink
4. NYX loose pearl e/s in lime
5. NYX loose pearl e/s in mink
First of all, let me say that I just love the Jesse's girl e/s and the MM Agni e/s. They are so pigmented--I just used a tiny tiny bit, and wow. :) When I have money, I'll be buying more of Jesse's Girl stuff, and I'll be giving MM minerals a shot. I like their colors. I can't say anything about staying power and the like, but when I have time to play around with makeup I'll definitely see how things work out, so I'll have a mini-review up for that.
LA Colors palettes in Fabulous and Mesmerized
Now I know my swatches suck--I'm sorry about that, but I know someone who has better swatches.
Sofeeah of Sofeeah's Brighter Days has swatches of all the LA colors palettes. http://sofeeahh.blogspot.com/2009/05/la-colors-swatch-crazy.html
These are so very very pigmented, I like them! Very blendable, too. Good quality for cheap.
I love it. Really pigmented too. It'll be really great for every day when I go to school. And the case is just so pretty. And there's a handy mirror in it too. :D I think this will be the quad I'll stuff into my bag if I need to go somewhere. :D
While I was swatching, I was playing with my little brother EJ...and I just had to annoy him by smearing my 'girly stuff' as he called it on his face. Here he is with e/s all over. LOL. He looked bruised when I was done.
Moving on, I got NYX l/g in real nude, so I tried it on...and lol. It was barely visible on my lips b/c welllll, it was kinda the shade of my lips. Not exactly, but yeah. But I definitely like it. More shine than I would normally wear, but nice nonetheless.
Here. My lips without the l/g
My lips with it. It's not really obvious without flash, but yeah. I love it. I wore it to school today! :)
That ends my haul post. Technically I have another minihaul that I bought today, but it doesn't count when it's for a mother's day gift. :) Speaking of mother's day gifts, Noi has made a list of stuff that you can check out to give as presents for your mom on mother's day (as it will be mother's day on May 10 in the Philippines). Check the list out, here is part 1 and part 2.
Moving on! I was supposed to post my Monday "nail-do" but I kinda forgot to...well really I was mostly busy so I didn't get the chance to. Here it is! It's not perfect at all, but see--what I did is I just used an old eyeliner brush since I had no other options. Lol.
And today I did my nails again because I got my new pretty nail art pens. :D
It's so much tougher than I thought, but I'm improving! :) :) The stupid camera didn't pick up on the glitter.
I used my LA Colors nail polishes, and to be honest, I barely had any trouble applying it like my other polishes. Certainly better than local brands. :) Filipina bloggers: if you wanna know, LA Colors is located at USave@99 at Farmer's Plaza Cubao. Not completely stocked but...better than nothing.
Sooo, I have midterm orals for PolSci on Monday, and long exams on Tuesday..and crappppp I am so stressed! Wish me luck, girls, because omg, I don't even know how I can study for everything on time. :(
Have a good weekend, girls! Pamper your mothers this coming Sunday/Mother's Day! :)
ETA; I read from Temptalia's blog that Stila is BACK!! http://www.temptalia.com/welcome-back-stila#more-7983