29 October 2013

Swatches and Review: NYX Extra Creamy Round Lipstick

I've been hearing so much hype about the NYX Extra Creamy Round Lipsticks for a long time now so naturally, I just had to try it myself. Some shades I like more than others but for the price (Php350), I really can't complain. There are 144 shades and 3 different finishes. Some are super creamy, some have shimmers and some are very pigmented and opaque. My favorite is Peach, my least favorite is Circe.
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Hebe is a nice shimmery, frosty red.
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Snow White is an opaque blue-based red.
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Peach is a pretty plum shade with shimmers.
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Milan is dusty brown pink.
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Pumpkin Pie is a creamy, peachy neutral beige.
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Circe is a creamy nude beige.
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Some shades in this lipstick line are excellent dupes for popular high-end brands. So yeah, I will definitely buy more, I especially love the sparkly ones.

12 October 2013

Book Review: Steelheart by Brandon Sanderson

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From Goodreads: "Ten years ago, Calamity came. It was a burst in the sky that gave ordinary men and women extraordinary powers. The awed public started calling them Epics. But Epics are no friend of man. With incredible gifts came the desire to rule. And to rule man you must crush his will. 
Nobody fights the Epics. Nobody but the Reckoners. A shadowy group of ordinary humans, they spend their lives studying Epics, finding their weaknesses, and then assassinating them. And David wants in. He wants Steelheart — the Epic who is said to be invincible. The Epic who killed David's father. For years, like the Reckoners, David's been studying, and planning — and he has something they need. Not an object, but an experience. 
He's seen Steelheart bleed. And he wants revenge."

Steelheart by Brandon Sanderson
Series: Reckoners, #1 
Genres: Fantasy, Young Adult, Dystopia, Superheroes, Post Apocalyptic
My rating: 5 out of 5 stars
I haven't read that many superhero novels but I must say, if Steelheart is the standard upon which every superhero novel is based, then I ought to read more. This book is amazing! It's a fast-paced, edge-of-the-seat, action-packed read and I truly enjoyed every moment of it. The plot starts off strong and closes out with a solid ending that wraps up book 1 nicely. It doesn't give much away, just a bit of a cliffhanger to keep readers both satisfied and eagerly anticipating the next installment. If they make this into a movie, I bet it will be EPIC! I have nothing but praise for Brandon Sanderson who I have never read before but now holds a permanent spot on my favorite books shelf. Looking forward to reading Firefight!

03 October 2013

Swatches and Review: MAC Cremesheen Lipstick

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Php1000 (about $23)
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No, I have not lifted my ban on MAC products. I've had this a long time, and this is my one and only MAC lipstick which incidentally, I bought the same time I did the foundation, so this doesn't count but since I'm going to have to review it at some point, might as well get it over with now.
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Creme d'Nude is a creamy, flesh-tone lipstick with a peachy pink undertone. It has a subtle vanilla scent to it which surprisingly, I like. It has decent staying power but as with most light colored lipsticks I own, this too tends to move around my mouth a lot. I don't wear this at all because it washes me out. So for the most part, I forget I even have it.
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It is a pretty color though so while it does make me look corpse pale (I wear NC25), it might look fab on others.
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