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Sephora Play! December 2016 Box

Happy New Year! but before we completely let go of 2016, let’s talk about one last thing. Nope, not your New Year’s Resolution just yet. Let’s take a look back at The Sephora Play December 2016 Box contents and review, which took quite a while to arrive, but here it is! 🙂


sephora play december box contents



So what did I get? A bunch of stuff that I really like, and had a lot of fun trying, though I wish, they could’ve sent more, LOL! By the way, last month’s theme is “The Partygoers.” Makes sense right? December is full of festivities and gatherings, so better have something gorgeous and party-appropriate beauty products to try.


Here’s what I got:


sephora play december


  1. Urban Decay All Nighter Makeup Setting Spray: Already have this and has been diligently using this to set my makeup. Recently, I ran out of this setting spray and was planning to repurchase but thanks to this Sephora Play Box, I got a pretty decent travel size of this particular product. Let me tell you, this stuff works and it really makes your makeup last all day and all night, even if you’re already walking side to side. LOL.
  2. Elizabeth And James Nirvana Bourbon Eu de Parfum: With vanilla bourbon, oakwood and tuberose. It’s a musky and woody scent. The thing is, this scent is too manly for me, and I’m no fan of musky fragrances. So this perfume will be a miss for me.
  3. Sephora Collection Cream Lip Stain (Always Red): Some of the colors were already reviewed HERE. I’ve always love the formulation and texture of Sephora’s Creamy Lip Stains, but this shade of red doesn’t work for my skin tone.
  4. Make Up For Ever Step 1 Skin Equalizer Smoothing Primer: Not only this primer is meant to help the skin achieve a smooth and balanced texture plus making your makeup last for a very long time, it also smells heavenly good. Like a very fragrant soap but has the texture of most Make Up For Ever primers. Will definitely buy it in full-size.
  5. Drybar “Detox” Dry Shampoo: Love this dry shampoo so much. It smells good and not yucky, and it feels lightweight on the hair. It didn’t make my hair look more oily or heavy, instead, it made it look shiny and lightweight as if extending the life of my hair for another day. Ya know what I mean…
  6. Bobbi Brown Smokey Eye Mascara: Love the wand of this mascara. It’s small and tapered and is great for Asian eyes because it allows for a much precise application. Also, the formula doesn’t clump nor smudge and is very buildable.


Hello 2017! May this be a good year for all of us!

Now tell me, what’s your New Year Resolution? less makeup hauls? Doubt it… LOL


Ciao for now…

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Lancome Color Design 5 Shadow & Liner Palette Review

lancome color design 5 shadow


Happy Holidays! Now, what did Santa gave ya? I hope you got this beautiful Lancome Color Design 5 Shadow & Liner Palette, LOL! because this all-in-one compact palette is just gorgeous! With just the size of a tiny compact (a little bit larger than Dior 5 Couleurs and Chanel Les 4 Ombres), these set of eyeshadows are everything you’ll ever desire for a quick, natural and long-wearing eye makeup.

Mix and match, contour and highlight, all-in-one single palette that shades the entire lid, creates crease, brightens, sculpts and lines. Isn’t that just what we all need? Oh well, plus a brush. 🙂  and this compact is ready to go straight into our tiny purses or it’s even better for traveling. So versatile, indeed. 

Although pricey, this palette delivers good pigments and has great textures. Also, the colors are long lasting and the shades with shimmers have zero to minimal fallout. On top of that, this Lancome Color Design 5 Shadow & Liner can also be used wet for that smoky eye effect. That’s purrrfect! The possibilities are endless.


lancome color design 5 shadow & liner palette



The shade above is 109 (French Nude), which is more for a daytime wear but can be versatile and blendable for that nighttime look.

Other awesome color combos are: 602 Gris Fumee, 103 Golden Frenzy, 207 Petal Pusher, 100 Taupe Crazy, 101 Bronze Amour, and 102 Kissed by Gold.


Feliz Navidad! Hello to the New Year!


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Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-on Eye Pencil Review



Happy Holidays Everyone! Hope y’all are having a great time this holiday season. Speaking of holidays, who wouldn’t want some dramatic holiday eyes? For a long time, I’ve been wanting to update my collection of eyeliners, and I’ve decided to level up my eye drama game by adding some colorful eyeliners in my stash.

I’ve always wanted to try Urban Decay’s 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencils because they seem like a huge favorite in Sephora, both in stores and online. To see what the fuss was all about, I decided to try them in store and guess what? Another love at first swipe. 🙂 and I was no longer puzzled why these UD 24/7 Glide-On Eyeliners gained so much love.

These eye pencils apply smoothly and they don’t budge once set because they’re waterproof. Their soft and creamy consistency allow for a more precise application and can be easily corrected or blended. They’re also extremely pigmented and can be great for creating a natural to dramatic smoky eye look. Most importantly, they come in vast array of colors, I mean vast! totally vast! you want dark brown? medium brown? light brown? gray brown? brown with shimmer? mattes? name it, they have it! OMG, me likey already! 🙂




So, for a preliminary addition to my stash, I added the shades that I’ll need for eye contouring and highlighting, like:


I also had my eye on Heartless (light frosted pink), but that’s for the next episode of my Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil hoarding. Hmmp!

Verdict: These are amazing eyeliners that work like super expensive designer eyeliners (Hello Chanel Stylo Yeux Waterproof) but for a fraction of the price. I can’t say anything bad about these eyeliners because for me, they’re almost perfect, except that, you’re gonna need to carry a sharpener with you at all times. 🙂


Enjoy your holidays everyone!

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