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Lorac PRO Palette Review

Greetings All! I am back from outer space! more details to come as I recover from a massive jetlag 🙂 Anyhow, today, I’d like to talk about this amazing eyeshadow palette that I took with me on a short notice trip to Mars. I bet you all know what is, it’s the Lorac Pro Palette. I know a lot of you swear by this, even more so than Urban Decay’s Naked Palettes. Well, I’ll give you my 2 cent comparison in this review.




First of all, I am in love with the color selection of this palette. They all seemed very versatile and very wearable. I also like that this has the most matte textures of eyeshadows in a palette. Now, don’t get me wrong, I do love shimmers, but there’s a point where I feel like I need to be able to adjust my eye makeup game from day to night or from natural to all glammed up. Second, the pigment baby. The pigment of this palette is to die for. I love how one swipe can make all the difference and each shade is oh so buildable. I can definitely create a natural daytime look with this like a pro, and then transition to a more dramatic look at night.




Even though this palette has a lot of matte shades, there are also 8 shimmery shades that complement each matte eyeshadows. They are not overly glittery and the shades are just about as natural as the mattes. There are 16 shades in total for this particular palette.

Aside from the gorgeous array of colors to choose from and the incredible pigmentation of this Lorac Pro Palette, the last thing I really love about this is the ease of application. Each shadow goes on smoothly like velvet, and on top of that, they are extremely long-lasting. They never smudged on me all throughout the day. I also noticed that my best eye makeup happens whenever I use this specific palette. Oh yeah, you bet!  🙂




Comparison to Urban Decay Naked Palettes: A lot of people raved the Lorac Pro Palette for being well-pigmented that they almost find it to be similar to Nars Eyeshadows which are also known to possess such strong pigments for its eye makeup. Well, for me, that is definitely true, and I really really like my eyeshadows to be strongly pigmented as well. That also explains my liking for Nars eyeshades. However, when it comes to comparing this Lorac Pro Palette to the popular Urban Decay Naked Palettes (1,2,3 & Smoky), to be honest, I was a bit surprised that I actually enjoy using this Lorac Pro more than the UD Naked Palettes. Something about UD’s pigmentation that didn’t seem to materialize well on my skin. They also feel a bit drying and slightly harder to blend than the Lorac Pro Palette, which can be applied wet or dry. Also, there’s not a lot of matte shades in the Naked Palettes, yet each of their palette always comes with a nice eyeshadow brush.


So, have you tried the eyeshadow palettes mentioned above? Which ones suit your fancy?


Stay tuned for more reviews and photos from my latest jet lag-inducing trip and adventure. LOL.


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Colourpop Ultra Satin Lip Review

colourpop ultra satin lip review


Thanksgiving is almost here! I just love Holiday seasons, not only for the festivities, but also because it’s one of the best time of the year to prep yourself for dinners and gatherings. I dunno about y’all, but I like to take extra lippies for touchups after gobbling that gigantic turkey, LOL! We all do, right? Guess what, my favorite lippies nowadays are from none other than the affordable yet reliable Colourpop Ultra Satin Lipsticks

Remember my review of their Ultra Matte Lipsticks? (found HERE.) Well, I wouldn’t say that I was really in love Colourpop’s Ultra Matte Lip because the formulation was too drying and the colors I’ve tried turned out to be too pigmented and quite dull. But guess what, their Colourpop Ultra Satin Lips are very interesting, in fact, the formulation is nothing short of amazing. I love how creamy and non-drying they are unlike the Ultra Mattes. They do transfer quite a lot but somehow the formula stays in place and it stays for quite a long time.There’s no discernible scent and the colors are really really pretty. What I love most about the lippies is that they give a full-lip effect on the lips because they’re so creamy and slightly thick in consistency. They do take a couple more minutes to settle on your lips but they are quite staining even though a lot less than the Colourpop Ultra Mattes.




colourpop satin lip swatches photos review


  • Baracuda: Warm Deepened Rose. This shade can take you from day to night and it’ll work on any skin tone.
  • Frick N’ Frack: Rosy Terracotta. Reminds me of Kat Von D Lolita II. Gorgeous and wearable terracotta shade.
  • Calypso: Mid-tone Pinky Nude. The perfect mid shade and my most favorite of them all. There’s something about this shade that makes it so wearable. Perhaps it’s the right mix of nude pinky-brown. Like your lips but bettah!
  • Echo Park: Warm Peachy Nude. A bestseller and truly everyone’s favorite. A great nude for all skin tone.
  • Dopey: Dusty Mauve. The perfect mauve shade for those who wants to enhance their naturally pigmented lips.



colourpop ultra satin lipstick swatches



Favorites: ALL OF THEM! specially Calypso, Frick N’ Frack and Baracuda.



colourpop ultra satin lip review


I didn’t really expect to like the Ultra Satin Lippies from Colourpop at all. But all it took was one swipe to change my mind. Now, I am absolutely in love with it, and for its price point, it definitely won’t break the bank. So you guys should really give this a try. Oh wait, what? you already did. I know…


Happy Thanksgiving All!




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Nespresso Lungo Capsules Review

nespresso lungo pods review


It’s cooold outside and this time of the year requires hot drinks to warm up our senses. As you all know, I’m a huge fan of Nespresso coffee capsules and I’ve been reviewing each different kinds of capsules/pods to see which ones I will stick to from now on. From espressos to decafs, now it’s time to review the two intensity 4s of Nespresso Lungo. In a typical Nespresso machine, there’s 2 sizes to choose from as to how you want your pods/capsules prepared; The usual espresso that produces tiny shots of concentrated coffee with minimal water, and the lungo size that has a lot more water content in it. There are also different capsules for the two sizes mentioned. For this review, as I’ve said before, we’re gonna talk about the intensity 4 lungo capsules. Why the two intensity 4s? simply because their intensities are mild and they’re the ones that I could mostly tolerate.


nespresso vivalto lungo capsules review


  • Vivalto Lungo: Complex and Balanced. A mix of South American and East African Arabicas. The taste of this particular capsule is indeed complicated but very tasty. It has a bit of a bitter aftertaste that goes away after a few seconds. Additionally, it has an intense aroma and flavoring that’s great as an energy booster during gloomy days.


nespresso linizio lungo capsules review


  • Linizio Lungo: Round and Smooth. This has such a delicious and smooth taste that will probably suit everyone’s palate. This is my most favorite of all the Lungo capsules because it doesn’t have an aftertaste. In fact, this reminds me of the usual intensity 3 or 4 espresso capsules. Indeed, a very fine blend of Arabicas. Love it much.



To purchase the whole Lungo line of capsules, click HERE.


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