You'll be seeing a lot of makeup features here in the next couple of days. That and Lookbook.  I'll try to squeeze in a Burp Guide post or maybe another Just In once I'm done with the photos.

I'm a little busy with work-related things and on top of that, I'm trying to allot more time for our shop.  Gaaaah!  It's so difficult to juggle work, business, blog and other personal responsibilities.  My enemy?  Time.  Have you experienced this as well?  Any tips how to manage time more effectively?  So stressful.

Moving on, here's the first runner of our lippie mini marathon.

355 php

Isn't she pretty?  Her name is Lovely Pink from The Face Shop Black Label lipstick collection.  

There's no name tag whatsoever, just the number 11.  According to an online store, Black Label collection has 10 shades.  However, when I bought this from The Face Shop Lucky Chinatown Mall branch, I saw only 4.  So I'm not sure if everything is available locally.

Ironically, it doesn't come in a black case.  The packaging still looks good though.  Sleek and sturdy.  

At my first swatch, I thought that's it's gonna be sheer on my lips.  It looks like a tea rose color.  It's very wearable, perfect when you just want to add some tint and it looks so natural.  

Here's our heart swatch!  

The finish is creamy and a little bit glossy.  I like it because it's moisturizing, but you know, I'm loyal to matte lipsticks.  HAHA!

It's very opaque but doesn't give a bold or bright pink color.  It could look like "pinky nude" but still, there's enough pigmentation.

I don't recommend applying 2 or more coats because it might feel very creamy on the lips.  And also, it transfers easily on anything.  I saw it on my tissue, cup and straw.  HAHA!  It could last for hours, yes, provided that your lips are untouched.  But, that's nearly impossible so you have to re-apply as needed.

with flash - sorry for my chappy lips, I'm still recovering from colds :(

I usually apply this on top of my lip tint or lip balm.  It's perfect for soft, romantic and natural makeup looks.

To sum it all up:

Color: Opaque pink, but still looks natural.  Tea rose color, but a little more pigmented.  Very wearable.

Application: Glides smoothly.  It can survive without lip balm.  

Texture: Feels moisturizing.  Light but feels a bit creamy.

Finish: Creamy and a little glossy.

Longevity: Not long-lasting.  Can be easily removed by tissue alone.  It doesn't leave any stain on lips.  

Price: 355 php for a creamy lipstick with good color payoff - not bad!!

I'm loving natural lip look lately, so I'm using this almost everyday!  I recommend Black Label for those who are looking for basic or regular lippies.

What do you think?

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your sweetest drug,

I'm blue da ba dee da ba da.  HAHA!  It's the first song that pops out aside from Bigbang's Blue. Anyway, will this pass as a non-cartoon Smurfette's outfit?  HIHI!

Such a very innocent and sweet look.  Love it!  Maybe it's because of the cutesy ribbon detail at the back.  Do you like the cutouts too?  But, my favorite is the lining of the dress.  Noticed the lines that seem to draw out a flattering figure?  It's similar to this dress, except that there's no color blocking technique.

Since I have a pair of ankle-strap wedges with the same color, I didn't hesitate to use them and really went for an all blue outfit!  Why not, right?!  We tend to avoid a monochrome look, but sometimes, the ensemble looks so good, we can't say no.

What do you think?

Dress from The Chic Closet

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your sweetest drug,

I wanna finish the reviews for all products I bought from my last The Face Shop little haul, so I could start with the lippie post marathon.  Stay tuned for that!

Featuring today, my current mascara!

445 php

I'm not picky when it comes to mascara.  How about you?  As long as it makes my lashes thick and long enough, it's fine.  I'll survive.  And yea, let's add, "as long as it's not expensive" - that's important!  HAHA!  I'm also not fond of waterproof type because it tends to make the hair brittle when applied daily.  So, water-resistant is better if you'd ask me.

This one from The Face Shop is called All About Mascara No. 03 or also known as, Power Volume.  It's 3 other siblings are named Base (01), Clear (02) and Power Curling (04).  Pretty straightforward.  No explanation needed.  I guess getting the first two is not necessary (it's up to you).

I love the simple packaging but most importantly, the design of the lid is a nice idea.  It somehow snaps when you close it.  That way, you'll be 100% sure that it's tightly sealed.  I mentioned this because as we all know, this product hates "air exposure" and you'll definitely hate yourself more once you found out that it's all dried up after leaving it open.  Tsktsk.  Has it happened to your dearest mascara before?

The applicator looks like a regular spoolie with short bristles.  I haven't encountered any troubles transferring the product to my lashes specially when getting in between them.  The formula is not too heavy even if this mascara focuses on giving volume.  It's also not too watery, so it won't slip and slide throughout the day.  I have used this many times and so far, I haven't encountered any smudges.  Minimal fallout, yes, but still, not enough to make you look like a zombie.

I did a little "smudge-test" the other day and it passed.  HAHA!  I tried splashing water on my face and then, rubbed it gently.  I noticed that some came off and landed on my under eye area.  If it comes into contact with water, it won't budge.  It might just feel a little heavier though (if that makes sense) and somehow, the lashes sticks together.  If you rub it, you must get your mirror after and you might see a panda.  HOHO!

It's really water-resistant.  I'm not sure though if it's tear and rain resistant too.

It's not available in other colors aside from black.

Time to show you the before and after photos!

My lonely and unnoticeable lashes became perky and more visible after applying Power Volume!  See that?!

I love how it clings to my lower lashes!  It makes them appear longer!  That's the trick if you want to open up your eyes more and make them look bigger.  It surely looks good with white, silver or rose gold eyeliner on your waterline.

It really makes a difference in terms of length and of course, volume.  However, the only drawback is the fact that it tends to appear clumpy at the second coat.  Gladly, it doesn't look like spider lashes.  So, I recommend applying only once.  But, you know, it's up to you.  If you have super short and ultra thin lashes, maybe 2-3 coats would work.  Try it first. :)

Here's the summary.

What I love about it:
  • Price
  • Packaging
  • Gives length and volume - could pass as falsies!  HAHA!
  • Formula
  • Available in washable/water-resistant
  • Doesn't smudge easily
  • The brush can get in between lashes making application super easy
  • Once dried, stays in place all day - YES, ALL DAY!
  • Lifts the lashes
  • Doesn't feel heavy
  • Works well even with lower lashes
  • 1 coat is enough to see the effect
  • Minimal fallout
Love this mascara!  <3

What do you think?

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your sweetest drug,

Thanks to Kris for lending me his phone! I was able to restore my photos and now, I can share a Burp Guide post.  Let's make this one simple and sweet (like crepes!).

I wanna try every flavor!  HAHA!  Crepe starts at 75 php. Yea, right.  Super affordable.

It's my new fave because of two things. One, their perfect batter - not so thin, not so thick, chewy and soft at the same time.  Ooh, sweet heaven!  And two, their Japanese soft ice cream.  So addicting!

They also serve pastries, cakes, smoothies and many more.

Good thing with crepe, it doesn't matter how simple it is because just as long as you have a great batter recipe, everything will taste fantastic.  I won't even say no to a plain crepe with ice cream.  But of course, I always love to add fruits as toppings.  What's your favorite?

We tried Banana Almond and paid an extra for the ice cream.

I already shared one on my IG (@chixylove) - Strawberry Mango, YUM!

It's the number 1 in our list of desserts when we are in SM Megamall.  Go and try!

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What do you think?

your sweetest drug,

A depressing situation happened yesterday and I'm still trying my best to divert my attention.  Sometimes, I find myself blanking out.  Well, you can't blame me.  My phone was stolen.  My money was wasted.  And on top of that, the fact that I need to spend again for a new one just makes me feel more downhearted.  

Everything happens for a reason.  That's what they say.  I'd say..... sh*t happens. :(

Sharing a simple outfit today.  If you're interested with this dress, please visit our shop on Facebook.


Dress from The Chic Closet

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your sweetest drug,