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i'm maki, a 28-year-old stay-at-home mom. my MAKEUP SHAKEUP will deal mainly on beauty but i now have recently spread my wings to encompass other topics. i love discovering how other people live & would love to share a peek into my life too. i love a cozy blogosphere and my co-bloggers are considered my friends.
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Thursday, December 24, 2009

in FOCUS: some skinfood scents

lemme share my thoughts on some SKINFOOD SCENTS

cactus agave - i got as a freebie a toner and emulsion.. smells like an herbal clarifying shampoo. i like it a lot. the scent.

gold caviar - i got as a freebie a toner. smells like men's cologne, un typical bench/penshoppe brand cologne. i dont like the scent pang lalake e.

peach sake - my bb cream. smells like a typical kiddie cologne. mediocre.

orange and mint - i got as a freebie a body wash. nightmare. smelled like halls candy and it made me sweat right after showering.

i must say, w skinfood i aint really expecting a lot from its skincare line. but im kinda excited about its scent. after all, who among us dont swoon over at least a single BBW or VS or other american brands that use fruity/food scent in their skincare/haircare/cosmetics line?

but the not-so-special fragrance that skinfood put on their products aren't impressive at all.

i feel sad. and to think i's interested using their different product lines to give my olfactory senses a treat..

be glorious,

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

rouge on lips

look at how nyx cream rouge looks on my lips. i used hot pink

and look at the damage i did on the pan.

and no. it didnt happen when i used the cream on my lips. it happened when i first dipped my finger onto the pan to test the cream blusher. didn't know it was that rich. haha.

why don't you try some cream rouges on your lips and show it to us?

be glorious,

just acquired

i got my korean makeup orders from the mail today!

lioele beyond the solution bb cream
skinfood peach sake bb cream in #1
ecorre bb cream samples

etude house pore smoothing peach base in mint (i wanted it in lavendar but this product has been discontinued and i guess these are the last ones that can still be bought so i settled for a different shade than i wanted)
etude house peach skin pact

included here in the all together photo is my etude house duo fibre brush
and the jessie and rosie double ended shadow pencil in bronze shades

these are all online buys as usual. the only pieces of makeup i get to buy in person are the old vmv stuff i have..

being a mom of 2 little girls, i have no time visiting the cosmetic counters cuz im too busy w the baby and children's section at the mall all the time. the SA's in the nearby malls are on the first-name basis wit my eldest can you imagine? lol.

what have you got lately sisses?

be glorious,

Sunday, December 20, 2009

my shake up muzik - MOULIN ROUGE

don't you feel inspired by the muzik while putting those blushes on?? i'm channeling the lil kim in me.. so lewd! i love it.

be glorious,

Saturday, December 19, 2009

The Shades of U is giving away MAC BRUSH SETS


Great news for all of us!

These gorgeous babies are up for adoption:

The 2009 Holiday Magic, Mirth and Mischief brush sets: the Wave of a Wand Sweep and Define Brush Set. It contains the following special edition (SE) brushes:
129 SE Powder/Blush Brush
190 SE Foundation Brush
227 SE Large Fluff Brush
212 SE Flat Eye Definer Brush
275 SE Medium Angled Shading Brush

And the MAC Holiday 2008 Adoring Carmine Face Brush Set which has:
187 SE Duo Fiber Stippling Brush
190 SE Foundation Brush
168 SE Contour Angled Brush
194 SE Concealer Brush

If you are a subscriber of TheShadesOfU, then fill out the form on her page and get a chance to win one of these MAC brush sets.

If you aint a subscriber sissy, i suggest you be a subscriber now. haha.

This is exciting!

be glorious,

Sunday, December 13, 2009

i love nyx

i just got a few nyx items today....

jumbo pencils in cottage cheese and oyster

cream rouges in hot pink and natural

i tried the hot pink cream blush first. when i dipped my finger on the pan, OMG.. it's so rich and creamy and i think i picked far too much cream.. i tried putting it on my right cheek and it took me a while to blend it because i had too much of the stuff on my fingers.. i thought cream blushes would be easier to apply than powder blushes for a newbie like me..i's wrong. but i think i'm sticking to these cream rouges because when properly done (and painstakingly for me that is), it looks so natural on the face.. i love the effect. these rouges are super pigmented and the pans are actually big it definitely will go a long way!

i didn't bother to try on the cream blush in natural cuz i's afraid i might accidentally pick up too much of the stuff again (it's so hard to washoff)

then i tried the jumbo pencils. they're super creamy and very blendable.. the first thing that came to my mind after i swatched it at the back of my hand is - "i gotta place more orders with sis sol before the next order deadline" haha.. i love it!

tried it on my eyes though but of course it's harder to apply on the lids. I NEED A PRIMER!

i'm so happy to have discovered nyx! all i need now it to come up with is a technique on how to apply the rouges properly.. tips anyone?

Friday, December 11, 2009

waaaah! my face!

OH.MY.GOD. is all i can say when i say my face this afternoon. sleepless nights are finally taking its toll and my face is screaming for attention.

let me tell you that because i'm breastfeeding my 2 month old daughter (and of course since i found out i's preggy back in february) i decided to stop my face regimen altogether - vmv hypoallergenics - illuminants and glykeros combination. vmv says it's not for pregnant women and nursing mommies too so i followed them and thought i'd go back after nursing my child..

today though, i looked at my face in the mirror under natural light and OH.MY.GOD. i notice pores on my cheeks are big and my face generally looks so tired. for someone who's pride is her youthful face (waha) i felt like i lost my weapon. now im thinking of a way to go back to my regimen and still make it safe for my nursing baby.

glykeros's active ingredient is glycolic acid and kinetin growth factor, while illuminant's is kojic acid, melfade and gigawhite (of 7 alpine plants). i've been doing a lot of reading even before i went on my glykeros/illuminants regimen and in my own discretion, it's only kojic acid that i'm not really comfortable about..

so i'm thinking to take away illuminant's primary/advance formula altogether, stick with glykeros's primary/advance formula instead and just use illuminant's toning essence which only has gigawhite and no kojic acid. yes that's what i'm gonna do.

just let me find time to do this all. haha. soooo busy even putting on face moisturizers is a big deal now!