Saturday, October 13, 2012

Swatch: Marilyn Monroe + MAC

Finally, the lipsticks arrived! I was very excited to see the collection in person. And now I have a bit of extra time to swatch all of them side by side.

From left to right: Pure Zen, Love Goddess, Scarlet Ibis, Charmed I'm Sure, Deeply Adored
Pure Zen is the nude shade of the bunch. It's very pale but has a bit of pinky-rose in it. It has a creme sheen formulation, which means it's staying power is not as long as the others.

Love Goddess has a satin finish and shade is quite bright red. More like cherry for me with a hint of pink.

Scarlet Ibis has a touch of orange and has a matte finish. Being matte, it's staying power is longer. I'm a bit worried about this shade on me. My skin tone doesn't really go well with orange-y shades. I have to match it with a natural shade of blush.

Charmed I'm Sure is a true red and also a matte finish. I love this shade! It's one of those reds that looks good on me. Although a bit bright still, it's red is darker than Love Goddess. I have MAC Russian Red and it has almost the same red-ness level. This is the old Hollywood red I know.

Deeply Adored is my lipstick of the moment. It is the red that is perfect for me. It's on the reddish wine side... more brown than Charmed I'm Sure. I love wearing it with just a touch of blush and black liner. It's also a matte finish.

My mom's friends who lined up for her in MAC said the collection was sold out in minutes. I am super lucky to have these because I know it's even harder to get the Marilyn Monroe collection when it hits the Philippine stores. 

Wednesday, October 03, 2012

Cheap and Cheerful for P2000

If you do the usual rounds of popular blogs, you'll see pretty bloggers all made up in expensive signature clothes. Nothing wrong in that. Why not right if you can afford it... or if you're famous enough that you get everything for free!

And there are those who can only afford department store, tiangge or thrift clothes. I'm one of those. Occasionally I get lucky and my mom or aunts would buy me designer shoes and bags. Clothes I prefer buying cheap and cheerful ones either online or in Divisoria.

cardigan from tiangge, corset dress from Mzd14nn3 Shop, sandals from Shoe Love Gallore, fold over clutch from ALT Manila c/o Zalora

The whole look is less than P2000. I don't remember how much each item is but the bag is the most expensive at P650.

Every girl would love to splurge on clothes and shoes... but not so expensive clothes can look fashionable too if put together well.


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