FOTD: Very Red

Just a quick post about one of the looks I did last week.

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Here I used the following items:

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Empro Triangular Eye Pencil; Fairy Drops Platinum Mascara; Pixi Mesmerizing Palette in Plum Quartz; Pixy Ultimate Makeup Cake; Canmake Cheek&Cheek; Catrice Prime and Fine Eyeshadow Base; FS Cosmetics Matte Lipstick

The plums aren’t very evident with my glasses on, unfortunately. I still haven’t gotten the hang of my new camera, so it’s also still not evident even with close up shots of the eyes. I used shades number 2 and 5 here (counting from the top).

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I like the FS Cosmetics Matte Lipstick though! It’s really quite matte, and not as sheer as I had feared from the arm swatch. It’s very office appropriate, and definitely brings on the holiday feel. This convinces me to try out more of their shades!

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Glamourbox VIP Sale Haul

Glamourbox has recently celebrated its second year anniversary, and in line with this they offered a site-wide 20% off sale. In addition to that, long-time clients are invited to a VIP Sale of 30% off. I did not hesitate and grabbed myself some items that had been sitting in my wishlist for a while! Let me show you what I got.

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Since they released the Perfectly Pristine box last April, I was in love with the Aloe Derma Pure Aloe Vera Gel. I really loved how it performed, and since then I put the full sized tube on my wishlist and now I finally have it! It’s a pretty large tube which will take me a long time to finish. Just in time too, as I want to use this to calm down my daughter’s skin irritations recently. This 114g tube costs Php460 normally.

Another item from Aloe Derma that I was interested in is this Super Hydration Booster. I was curious what this does, and as I suspected this is a toner-like product. I have a lot of toners but I wanted to see how this one performs. This 110ml bottle costs Php215 normally.

We now come to the makeup items. The first one is Empro Triangular Brow Pencil. I really like eyebrow pencils, and this is my first one that has an interesting shape to it. I got the shade Brown, which I’m hoping to be dark enough to match my undyed hair. This one costs a remarkable Php975 normally, but it’s currently on sale for Php500!

Lastly we have a pair of Pixi Mesmerizing Mineral Palettes! I’m so enamored of my first one, Copper Peach, and as soon as I heard there were other palettes I knew I wanted to collect them. I got the two newest ones available at Glamourbox: the holiday themed Rich Gold, and the plum based Plum Quartz. It’s hard, but I have not even touched them yet except to take these pictures. Of course a beauty blogger will not even swatch items until proper product shots are taken first! Just waiting for a good opportunity. Btw each of these palettes costs Php620 normally.

To be honest that’s not all I wanted to get, but there were some items already sold out (Pixi Shea Butter Lip Balms) and some I wasn’t really sure I wanted to get (i.e. they were not originally on my wishlist). Overall though I am quite pleased, and I can’t wait to try them all out! I am definitely reviewing and uploading swatches for the makeup items.

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Happy Anniversary, Glamourbox!