Sunday, March 18, 2012

Revlon Lip Butter

  Eversince I read about Revlon lip butters in the famous blog From Head to Toe, I've been on the look out for its release here in the Philippines. Yokie Emoticons 64 

So when it came out, I was totally ecstatic! Jen made such a fabulous review about it that I was already ready to buy one even without trying it out.hehe

Revlon Lip Butter in Strawberry Shortcake 
My boyfriend's eyes popped when he heard the price of PhP527 for a lipstick. Forgive the boy, he does not know a thing about this business.Yokie Emoticons 15

Pos & Neg Emoticons 35 According to the Revlon website:
- Hydrating mango, shea and coconut butter formula boosts lip moisture by 156%
- Pampering gel formula provides super charged hydration and glides on lips buttery smooth
- Sheer to medium colour with buttery shine
- Available in 20 luscious shades 

Without any product on... I told you it's pigmented. 
Me wearing Revlon Lip Butter in Strawberry Shortcake
   Pos & Neg Emoticons 46 According to meeeee:
 It really does the job! 5 STARS, no doubt about that.
First, it does hydrate my lips. I'm an extremist when it comes to lip licking and this leaves me with dry, almost windburned lips. But when I used this, it felt like lipstick but the coat was thicker and balm-y which I like. It has a vanilla smell and no taste. It is absolutely wonderful! I will buy more when I get the money since I'm kinda broke right now.hehe As for the price, it's reasonable since it is hitting two birds with one stone: lip balm AND lipstick. Another thing I like about it is the packaging. It looks elegant but girly at the same time. Definitely a MUST BUY.

So ofcourse, I bought a pale pink color! harhar
I'm super happy with it. REALLYYYYYY. Go rush to your nearest Revlon makeup counter and get one or even a bunch for yourself! 
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I'm thinking of getting Peach Parfait and Tutti Fruti next!

'Til next review! ~

A Birthday Post

Finally!  A time to blog again! Yokie Emoticons 26

Last March 10, I celebrated my 22nd birthday (yep, I'm not hiding the age though it still makes me cringe) with my family. Just had a small dinner at MannHann restaurant and I was extremely blissful because my loved ones were with me on my special day. ^_^ Sooo..a few days before my birthday, I finally bought an IPhone 4S. I'm not really a techie person and I was originally planning to buy an IPod Touch since I need it for my makeup work. I also did not have the enough amount to buy the expensive smart phone. Well, honestly, the real reason was I feel over extravagant about buying expensive stuff for myself most especially when the thought of saving up or paying the bills enter my mind. But my parents, most especially my sister, urged me to buy it since I need it for work and I'm doing a good job helping with our home expenses. Good family is GOOD family. Yokie Emoticons 3

Mom lent me money to add to my meager savings.hehe And tadah!! I haz IPhone noooooooooow!! Tootooturroooooot!! Yokie Emoticons 17

But what really made me cry was when my birthday came... My boyfriend came to our house really early with no visible gift. Nuninuninu. What?? Where is it?? When finally, he sat me down and explained that he was really planning to surprise me with an IPod Touch but due to my abrupt decision to purchase the IPhone, he was left with no gift. And you know what he did? He went to my mom's room and paid for half of my IPhone. Yokie Emoticons 78 <--------- This is EXACTLY what I looked like at the time. I cried really hard while I hugged him because although I kept on telling him not to do it, he just softly laughed at me and hugged me back, telling me I deserve all of it. I have the awesomest boyfriend in the world. Yokie Emoticons 100

My bestfriend also came and joined the celebration. I really cannot ask for more..

Gifts: Cool pink sneakers from Joshy, Tinkerbell wifebeater and cute tank top from Mommy, tons of ribbons from Mama Jie and brownies from Nila.

I'll share with you some pictures from my birthday:

Birthday Face: Shaded eyes and thick eyeliner. ^_^
Le Generous Boyfriend 
My Mama Jie!! :D

My twin..haha Younger sister, Cheska

My beautiful family!

Baby bro planting one on me hehe

Thank you for raising me as to what kind of person I am now.. Thank you Mama and Mommy. I will love you forever.

Enough with the tears! I'm just so happy to have such a wonderful family who supports me. I may not be the richest girl but I surely am very lucky. To another year of kyot life!! ~
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Love, Shiu

PS. Follow me in Instagram! :) @shiubinnn

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Review: Tony Moly Magic Lip Tint

Sorry for abandoning the blog for quite a while. I've been so busy with school that I had zero time to write/type. First of all, happy new year to everyone!! :D 2011 has been a rollercoaster ride for me--many ups and downs in the middle but the extreme peace came at the end. :) Because of this, I am really thankful for God for all the blessings He has given me before the year ended... I will be eternally grateful for everything.

So to open the year, I will be reviewing about Tony Moly's Magic Lip Tint.

Strawberry Tint; Other two tints are Green Apple and Grape. :) This is by far, the lightest.

                              Yes, it's transparent!! That got me the first time I laid eyes on it.haha

The saleslady was bragging that Geum Jan Di used this makeup for the Boys Over Flowers K-Drama.
I'm not really a fan of berry-colored tints because dark color tends to make me look mean. -.-
I originally looked for an apricot/orangey shade of lip and cheek tint because being a teacher means you only have minimal makeup and retouch time and in times like that, a lip and cheek tint is your best bet.
I went to Etude House first to see if their Miss Tangerine line carried such product. Yes they did but only separately--a lip tint and a cheek stain. :( They had the pink lip and cheek tint but it was too runny and the color doesn't really show that much so I decided to buy other things but I left with a heavy heart.

I'm not really a big fan of Tony Moly but since I'm already in the mall, I decided to drop by their store just for the heck of it.

Hearing what I wanted, the saleslady told me they do not have light shades for tints but showed me the Magic Tint, which is, apparently, their bestseller. True to that, my mom and sister tried buying the tint a few days after I showed them and it was sold out. They were able to get hold of it a week after. Oh, I use it as cheek and lip tint BTW! ~


  • It is cheap at P198.00 and may be used for a while since a small amount gives you a lot of color.
  • It stays for hours--both for cheeks and lips.
  • Packaging is cute, handy and sophisticated. :)
  • Very best is that it looks so natural!! Not overpowering at all. 

  • It can be a BIT sticky on cheeks but patting some powder does the trick. So, almost no con at all.haha!

Wanna see my face without powder?hahahaha!

For weeks I've been using only this and liquid eyeliner for my daily makeup. No fuss for Teacher Shiu! ^_^