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Saturday, May 30, 2009

Mini haul, success and a NICE discovery.

Hi everyone! Today I'm not in such an awful mood because my day today has definitely been much better than last Thursday. Granted it's still not amazing, it's much better.

First of all, today I got up at five in the morning so we could leave to go to the comelec (commission for election) by 6. We got there and already there was a line, maybe 20 people in front of us. We stayed there...assuming that it would start at 8...but the place opened at 9!! By then the whole block and around it had a line. It was awful. But at least we got out of there by 10:30.

By 11 we were at Ever Gotesco Commonwealth, to meet an online seller from whom I'd be getting pure Jojoba and pure Rosehip oil. I read from Catherine's blog that Jojoba oil (which is actually wax ester) really helped her skin, so my mom and I decided to give it a shot. I bought it from a seller on multiply. Click Passion Berries to visit her site. I had a really great experience with her, she was very kind and considerate and really made the transaction pleasant for me. :)

Mmm can't wait to use these babies!!

Anyway, after we bought this stuff we went to go get some necessities in the department store. My mom said she needed a lip brush (retractable) extra to bring along with her, so I was like 'can you please buy me one too?' And she agreed. Yay! I thought I'd be coming home with just a lip brush, but my mom let me get a compact mirror because she was getting annoyed that I kept using the mirror in the car. (LOL) And while we were checking out she remembered she had to get something else sooooo... I snuck in a lipstick. XD She bought it for me, after a bit of "please moooom?" I know I know I'm like..spoiled but I swear I'm not. It's just that I really wanted to get a lipstick to wear for everyday (because I am already halfway through my PAC and my NYX round lipgloss) especially when school begins.

Kinepin mirror! Same brand as the falsies I got. Mm I am really liking the Kinepin brand. Good quality and sturdy and most of all cheap! Also in the picture: Ever Bilena retractable lip brush, and Reveal by Chic lipstick #04.

As you can see in the title of this post I had a fabulous find...and that is the Reveal by Chic lipstick in #04. Reveal seems to be a local brand...I've seen it in a lot of places (department stores, Landmark TriNoma, etc). I wasn't even going to buy this lipstick (I was eyeing Ever Bilena lipstick in Mauvey but it's too light for me) but I was desperate to buy lipstick...and this display was right next to the counter so I just snapped it up.

Let me show you all how it looks like and tell you all about it:

I love the packaging.

The box is cute. Simple and pleasant to the eye. (Also, notice the price. 110php, roughly a little more than $2)

Nice brushed steel look with simple metallic blue print.

Mirror on the lipstick cap. Very convenient!

I love the color.

I love the staying power.
The pictures above show my lips after I have eaten twice..as you can see it is still vibrant (almost the same as when I first applied it). Not just that, I have also licked my lips countless times.

I LOVE the price. Need I say more? (110PHP or a little more than $2)

I love how moisturizing it is.
The text on the box reads: full-cover lipstick with a lustrous finish with Vitamin E to moisturize skin, sunscreen to shield skin against the harmful rays of the sun, silky-rich formula to Reveal naturally blooming, young and healthy lips.

This product really does what it says it will. My lips feel really hydrated! It's like I used a lip butter.

Overall: I am really satisfied with this and I am certainly going to repurchase/buy more in other shades (my mom said herself that she thinks it's great and that we'll buy more whenever we go out--coming from my mom that is GREAT lol). The only thing that saddens me is the fact that there are only 8 shades. But it seems that Reveal is a new brand, I've only seen this brand starting late 2008.

Here are some other things I like about this product:
I like the scent. It smells like chocolate and butter..or chocolate lip butter. LOL. For me a scent that I like is a big deal. Usually I don't like it when things smell like something.
It goes on sheer at first which is perfect for those light makeup days..but is very buildable without feeling heavy on the lips.
No weird taste.

Would I recommend it?
Yes! To those who can get their hands on this brand, try it if you want. In my opinion it is a nice lipstick.

ETA some shades leave your lips stained, be wary.

That's all, ladies, I just wanted to share my happy little discovery. ^^ Thank you for reading!!

10 pan update: Last night I panned 3 things!! :D One blush, two lotions. ^_^


Sarah said...

Oooooh this lipstick looks sooooo pretty on you!!! And what a bargain, it must be the day for beauty bargains huh :)

purplesilke said...

nice color. I'll check it out next time i go to the mall..

~tHiAmErE~ said...

i always see that one whenever i visit ever gotesco caloocan...
this time ill give that a try when i go there...

i actually like kinepin too

its cheapoo but good!

Mary said...

I love that color! What a beautiful lipstick shade.

Crystal said...

i love the color!

Soapaholic said...

OMG! I also bought oils from Hannah and got them today!! I got the jojoba, emu and rosehip.:D And it's also because I read it from Catherine's blog, hehe.:)

my beauty corner said...

WEEEE hahaha i need to go to Landmark ASAP!! :D
haven't seen this brand before and now, you got me REALLY interested! :D

Chrissy said...

@Sarah - Thanks! Yes it was a day for beauty bargains. I love days like those. :D

@Purplesilke - You should. :D It's buildable. Don't worry if the first coat sucks.

@Thiamere - I love Kinepin!!

@Mary - Thank you, glad you liked it. :)

@Crystal - Glad you did!

@Soapaholic - replied on your chatbox.
@Noi - Glad I got you interested. ;)

♡ Nic Nic ♡ said...

ohh yay on hitting the pan!! it encourages me to do the same :P LOL. the lipstick looks really pretty on you!

I tagged you too ^^

donnarence said...

i love love the color of that reveal lipstick.. :D

Dana Yoshimizu said...

It looks pretty! <3 & oh I need to buy myself a new lip brush... as soon as I finish Project 10 Pan though! >_<

abby said...

I saw that brand in Trinoma...but I was too skeptical to buy it since they got no testers around...just a picture of the palette. and ya know, pictures and the real thing don't always match. But because of this feature in your blog, i am very ,uch sold! I'll buy one on my next trinoma visit. prolly same shade as yours...really sexy color ;)

DeBi said...

omg! i was eyeing that a couple of months back but hesitated in buying it because i got scared...lol i guess i need to go back and give it a try.

Shortiee31 said...

Mirrors on lipsticks.. Always a winner :p

Kaz said...

omg you bought reveal! saw it at trinoma one time & was turned off at how there weren't any testers! so how will i know what colors they are, right? did you just randomly pick that out? haha!

i think the nail polish brand Chic made the brand.

btw is there a nude / pale pink in the 8 shades?

Sofie said...

Thanks forthe review! That shade looks really nice on you!

kylie said...

dont u love it when u hitpan on things? it makes u feel like u really used ur money's worth :) haha.. but the lipstick looks great on u! and for only $2? thats a steal!

Tina Marie said...

That is a cute shade of lipstick. It goes so well with your skin complexion. (=

Blair said...

I agree with Sarah, it looks beautiful on you!!

Anonymous said...

it reminds of maybelline coral peach , same shade :P

is there reveal in sm?

Pop Champagne said...

really! only $2?! The packaging looks really nice I agree with you! I gotta check this out if I see it around, and can't wait to see all the opera entries :D

fuzkittie said...

$2!! Wow that's amazing hahaha

Ida said...

i've been wanting to try the passion berries oils and lip balm too! looking forward to your reviews on them :)

that's such a nice, bargain haul. i want to hit pan on my products too!

Blair said...

Thank you for liking the earrings that I made! ^^

I'm nowhere near to other blogger girls who make jewelry! Their creations inspired me to make my own (and it's so much cheaper too hahaha).

I'm sure you're too hard on yourself - I bet your creations look wonderful!

MizzJ said...

That shade looks great on you and nice staying power!

alyntoi said...

wow, thats a very nice haul..i will check and look for this brand here in Davao too..thanks girl

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