Oval Shaped Brushes From BeautyMNL

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Christmas came in a little early for me as I finally found the brushes I have been raving about for quite a while. I have seen them used by beauty bloggers and have seen them on makeup tutorials by youtubers I follow. It took me a while to get a set for myself because honestly it’s quite expensive and I am the type who does not really spend so much on stuff (yeah I am frugal :D). I’m glad I came across beautymnl.com because I finally found my own set of oval shaped brushes and take note, they are very affordable plus they were on sale when I got them! My eyes lit in excitement! So without doubt I made my order and tadaaa! here they are!

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These are my fabulous 5-piece oval shaped uniquely-shaped brushes from brush works made with a revolutionary nylon fiber perfect for a smooth and poreless makeup finish.

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  • Oval 10: Large oval brush blends on foundation, bronzers, setting, and finishing powders
  • Oval 8: A mid-sized oval brush that evenly applies blush, contour powder, foundation, setting, and finishing powders
  • Linear 5: A narrow brush that can be used for eyeshadow, eyeliner, and concealer products; can also be used to apply blush and contour kits
  • Linear 4: Small, slim brush sweeps on eyeshadow, eyebrow, eyeliner, and concealer products with control and precision
  • Circle 1: A small round brush that applies lip color, concealer, and eyeshadow, eyebrow powd

Beautymnl.com is an online shopping store where you can find different beauty products such as makeup of different brands, hair care products, skin care products, accessories, and beauty essentials you can think of! What I love with beautymla is the efficient delivery! I am located outside Manila so I was expecting to receive my order 5 days after my purchase but I was pleasantly surprised when I received the brushes just 2 days after I placed my order online! Wow! Kudos! I am seriously impressed! Do check out my review/vlog below (because I was so excited, I had to create one). My apologies for the video quality as the lighting was kinda bad but I do hope you guys enjoy it! Thank you again beautymla! I am definitely enjoying ’em brushes!

Giving this online shopping store two thumbs up for the amazing customer service, and for the great and affordable beauty products! Ladies you seriously have to check them out yourself! Chop! chop!

-xoxo-
LadySoda

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Etude House Make Up Haul Review

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Hola ladies! I just have the biggest makeup haul last month and I am super excited to share them with you here because I am totally inlove with everything that I got, all from Etude House. I wanted to make a review of everything since I literally had almost all of them applied, I don’t want to overwhelm you with tons of stuff here. Let me share instead my two most favorite and a little bit about everything else.

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Before we start though, here’s a list of what I have (so far :D).

  • Precious Mineral BB Cream Blooming Fit #W24 HONEY BEIGE – love its shiny and glossy finish! I can actually skip my pressed powder with this one (but of course, you don’t have to).
  • DEAR MY BLOOMIN SHIMMER BLUSHER OR2
  • Eh Big Cover Cushion Concealer Spf30/Pa++Beige
  • Play 101 Stick # 3 Beige
  • Et.Drawing Eye Brow #3
  • LASH PERM PROOF MASCARA WASHABLE
  • [Berry Delicious] Color In Liquid Lips_Juicy
  • Tint My Brows Gel (not in the picture – will make a separate review for it)
  • Etude House Lip Perfume Breath Mist #3 Apple (also not in the photo – separate review soon!)

As I’ve said, I totally love everything! They just blend in perfectly but today, let me highlight on the Lash Perm Proof Mascara (water proof – washable).

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It is fFormulated with Triple Coating Film. Lash Perm Proof Mascara supplies Precise lash definition and Long lash with its unique waterproof formula that won’t tears or sebum. I like this mascara so much as it makes my lashes look long and dramatic. My lashes are medium long but they definitely needs some definition and by far this is one mascara that gave my lashes a glam finish as if I have some extensions on. It lasts all day so I don’t have to retouch (I normally do 2 coats).

Note: Wand doesn’t get filtered well from the tube so be extra careful in applying it to avoid lumps.

Personal Verdict: Love!

Play 101 Multi-Color Stick # 3 Beige – Creamy Texture. Long-lasting, Easy and Multiple Makeup Usage eyes, cheeks, Makeup Foundation, Lip primer and makeup concealer that creates gorgeous color with a smooth and sheer finish.
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The Play 101 Multi-Color Sticks come in numerous different shades from #01 to #15. Mine is #3 – Beige, perfect for my morena skin tone. I love the fact that it is multi-function, thus, I can have just this one in my purse and I’m good to go! I can’t wait to try more colors! I think I’ll go for #13 (rose gold) and #11 (shading) – can definitely used it for contouring.

Personal Verdict:
Love, Recommended!

Till next time ladies! I am excited to share more of my Etude House Makeup haul!

-xoxo-
LadySoda 🙂

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Beauty Finds : Myra Facial Wash

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I naturally have an oily skin so finding for the right product that won’t leave me all shiny as I go my way is a bit challenging. While there are tons of skin care products that promises to get rid of excess oil and all that, most of them don’t really keep up to it. Currently because of stress I am struggling with mild breakout and I knew I needed something to control the oiliness and I am glad to have found the new Myra Facial wash. I love that it makes my skin feel so clean and free from oil but at the same time it doesn’t suck up my skin’s moisture.

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Myra VitaSmooth and VitaWhite Facial Wash are multi-benefit products and will be the only facial wash in the market with Vitamin E beads to help keep skin healthy and nourished while riding skin of excess oil and dirt.

I highly recommend ladies that you try either of the two Myra Facial Wash variants. Both feels good on the skin so whether you are looking into having a fairer skin or just want it hydrated, Myra got it covered. To help you decide, here’s the tvc and a brief information about the two below.

Myra® VitaSmooth Facial Wash 50mL – Moisturizing Facial Wash

  • Enriched with antioxidant Vitamin E  beads which protect and nourish skin to help keep it healthy with a youthful glow.
  • Has Moisture Plus formula that retains and seals in skin’s natural moisture, keeping it hydrated and more supple.
  • Contains French Spring Sea Water and Aloe Vera Extract that improves skin elasticity and helps keep it smooth and young-looking
  • And of course, because its from Myra®, it is hypoallergenic and dermatologist-tested to be safe for everyday use.
  • SRP 70.00

Myra® VitaWhite Facial Wash 50mL – Whitening Facial Wash:

  • Enriched with antioxidant Vitamin E  beads which protect and nourish skin to help keep it healthy with a youthful glow.
  • Has Biowhite Complex which is derived from plant extracts that gently whitens skin
  • Has Niacinamide that evens out skin tone by reducing red blotches to make skin more radiant.
  • And of course, because its from Myra®, it is hypoallergenic and dermatologist-tested to be safe for everyday use.
  • SRP 75.00

 

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How To Choose The Right Razor

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When it comes to grooming, there’s nothing more important that high quality razors. At classicshaving.com, you’ll find a wide assortment of products that are sure to meet your needs. Whether you are looking for a razor that is straight, a cartridge, a replaceable blade, or a safety razor, this is the place to be. Stick with your tried and true favorite or experiment as you explore your options until you find the razor that gives you a shave that satisfies.

It’s All About You
Each time you pick up a blade, you want it to smoothly glide across your skin. Your razor should caress your face and give you a close shave that will not irritate your skin. Say goodbye to razor burn and find a razor that will be by your side for years to come. If you like to be well-groomed and enjoy a clean shave, turn to classicshaving.com. You’ll love to have so many choices. Go with a traditional shaver or try your hand at a straight razor. A safety razor will provide you with performance and comfort. You pick the blade. You’ll find it at classicshaving.com.

Don’t Forget the Extras
Once you’ve chosen your razor, you’re going to need accessories. You may find that blades are sold separately from your razor. Once you have everything you need when it comes to a blade, you need to finish the job with the wet stuff. Consider shaving soap, shaving cream, and aftershave to make each shaving experience complete. Nick relief is available as well for those unfortunate moments when you have a slip. Complete your regimen with cologne to have that added boost of confidence everywhere that you go.

Enjoy the Shaving Experience
When you turn to classicshaving.com, you’ll find a partner for any level of shaving. Learn about the best razor for beginners who are being initiated into the world of shaving. A safety blade is the best place to start before you move on to a straight blade. Look at the full lineup of blades and review helpful tips as you venture into the journey of shaving. If you need shaving products, classicshaving.com has exactly what you need. Find the hardware, accessories, and kits to complete your shaving collection. There’s always room for more and classicshaving.com will ensure that you are prepared every time you step up to the mirror for a shave.

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Why Use Makeup Brushes

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When it comes to good makeup application, the makeup brushes you choose make a big difference. That is why investing in good and quality makeup brushes is a great idea. A set won’t be the most inexpensive stash to have but trust me, you will really appreciate them ones you have them and actually use them.

I am among the many who does not really give much attention to makeup brushes (because I personally think they are way too expensive to have). So yes, I am guilty of buying the cheap ones but I also have to admit that I didn’t have the best experience in using them. Do you know that using the right makeup brushes and tools will not only help give you a flawless makeup look but it will also help your makeup products last longer because using brushes in your application means you are keeping your hands off your colors and formulas.

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One of my friends shared to me her set of brushes and I totally saw the difference! So I decided to look for a set that will not empty my wallet but at the same time something that is of good quality. After many browse and clicks, I finally found one from tmart.

May I just say that I super duper love this set! AND it’s very affordable! And yes, yes, absolutely adore the color (a sucker for pink here – yes, guilty as charged ^_^). The brush set comes with this checkered pink and black pouch making it possible for me to bring them when I go out.

The brush set contains:

  • Powder Brush – this is a must-have for dusting powder on the face. More effective and convenient to use. Using a powder brush assures you of an evenly applied powder/foundation.
  • Blusher Brush – my most favorite! I love how it feels so soft on the cheek. Use the blusher blush to sweep blush or bronzer on your cheeks.
  • Concealer Brush – use the concealer to cover a multitude of imperfections: blemishes, scars, brown spots, broken capillaries, and most commonly, dark circles.
  • Eyeshadow Brush – of course, a better way to apply eyeshadow (than your fingertips – again, I am guilty of this!). This gives the lids a smooth finish and more intense pigment than a fluffier brush would.
  • Lip Brush – While we are very used to applying lipstick directly, using a lip brush will make a precise lip color application easy. Cover the brush with lipstick and start applying from the center of the lips blending out to the edges.
  • Eyebrow Brush – or the eyeliner/brow brush. This is very important in filling your eyebrows and works great specially in creating that perfectly shaped brow line.
  • Fan Brush – Probably like me, you have been wondering what’s the use of this fan brush? Well,t his brush actually has several uses. it can be used to apply blush, blend, clean up excess powder and highlight cheekbones.
  • Eyelash Brush – this eyelash brush looks like the mascara brush. This is called the spoolie brush and is the best kept secret for brows. The Spoolie brush can also be used to remove mascara clumps and separate lashes.
  • Sponge Applicator – the sponge tip application is designed to evenly apply, smudge and blend make-up eye products. Use this to smudge my eyeshadows or eyeliners.

Overall, I am super happy with this makeup brush set though I know soon I will also have to look for another set (set of 16 or 18 perhaps). If you want to have this for yourself, check it out at Tmart.co.uk and check their varieties of Products at a manufacturer Price and offers Free Shipping Worldwide or better yet click HERE to be directed straight to this 10 pieces makeup brush set.

 

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Beauty Fix : Sulta Flawless Beauty Set

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Hello everyone! I’ve missed writing here and I’ve missed sharing some thoughts and discovered beauty fixes and ideas.  I am having so much difficulty in balancing my time between work, household chores and some errands. It sucks that my blogging is somehow compromised. I am determined though to keep this page updated as I cannot afford to just leave this baby behind.

So anyway, let me share to you some horrible skin issue I had to go through last April (see? I have been away THAT long!). So yes,  I was having this battle with breakouts (like I feel they were uncontrollable!). It usually happens when my time of the month is coming. I somehow got used to it because they usually just disappear after a week or two. But that time though, my uninvited facial guests decided to camp out and stay a bit longer than they usually do (with no hint of leaving my face alone as new “occupants” seemed to be popping out from nowhere!) I totally felt and looked horrible and I just felt so helpless. I was supposed to give my dermatologist a visit but my hectic (azz iff!) schedule just didn’t allow me to do so – add the factor of laziness.

A friend told me to try and sign up for Sutla Flawless Products as it might help. Obviously I did and I chose to get the facial set – “Rejuvenating Set”. It consisted of a Rejuvenating Facial Toner, Flawless Moisturizing Cream and a BB Cream w/ sunblock and anti-agieng formula.

Sutla Flawless Toner, Moisturizing Cream, BB Cream set
Sutla Flawless Toner, Moisturizing Cream, BB Cream set

Of course I tried the set ones I received them from Flawless Papaya Republic and I was totally amazed with the result. It dried up the stubborn pimples, prevented them from coming and mildly exfoliated my skin thus making it lighter than the usual. I was happy with the result (pimples gone) but was even happier when my mom and some friends pointed out that I am glowing and even asked what did I apply to make it look glowing — not totally pimple free but it has this very noticeable radiance. I have Sulta Flawless products to thank for! From the facial soap to of course these three amazing products I have used.

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I absolutely recommend this set if you want to have a fairer and healthier looking skin. With the BB Cream, I didn’t have to use any more foundation or powder as I am completely satisfied with it.

To Use:

  • Wash face (preferably with Sulta Flawless Facial Soap – Papaya, Guava or my favorite Noni Mangosteen) then rinse
  • Apply toner on face with a piece of cotton twice daily (morning and before bedtime)
  • Apply flawless moisturizing cream
  • Morning: use the BB cream as your foundation (it already has sunblock)

Sutla Products are manufactured by GLOWCAL Manufacturing Corporation. If you want to try Flawless’ products, you may visit their Facebook Page and see all details from there on how to order. They even open to resellers. As for me, one thing for sure, I am sticking to the toner and the soap.

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Kikay Store Haul

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By saying haul, I don’t mean a whole lot of stuff in my bag. Just enough to make me happy :). I happen to drop by my favorite kikay store where I can get all items in very affordable prices. It’s basically my favorite place to go when I have this urge to buy new accessories and fashion jewelries. They also have other stuff like makeup (not branded), bags, hair accessories, school supplies etc. Well anyway, here’s what I got from my last visit.

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The blue gold metal in a glossy rope is very appealing to me. The combination of the gold metal and the glossy rope brings casual elegance and I find this perfect for a casual chic look.

Miss beauty nail color

And here! I am totally loving this year’s color radiant orchid so when I saw the array of nail colors displayed, I figured out I need to update the colors in my manicuring set so I got these two! I got these for only P45/each. This is actually the first time I am trying this brand and I am loving it! I love how solid the color is when it’s applied to my nails. It’s also a quick dry nail polish so it’s perfect to have when you don’t have much luxury to sit and wait until your nail polish dries up completely.

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The result (please excuse my amateur output)

 

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Summer Giveaway with Firmoo

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How’s a great giveaway to end and start your summer?! Ladysoda teamed up with Firmoo for this fabulous giveaway to my equally fabulous readers and followers! Firmoo is the World’s Most Popular Online Eyeglasses with the mission to offer varieties of unbelievable cheap yet fashionable prescription & Plano eyewear to the consuming public. All of their eyewear is directly from affiliate factory, so their price is 85%~90% lower than that in the traditional brick-and-mortar stores.

 

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So what’s instore for the lucky winners? We are giving away six $20.00 e-vouchers to use in purchasing a brand new pair of Firmoo Sunglasses. And should we reach 50 entries, a lucky reader will win their very own pair of fashionable sunglasses (shipping included)! Check out my favorite item from the giveaway.

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NOW, to join the giveaway, all you have to do is:

1. Check out this Firmoo link to pick the sunnies you’d love to have.
2. If you want to have Prescription Sunglasses, choose a pair of eyeglasses frame on http://www.firmoo.com/all-products.html, and tint the lenses into sunglasses lenses.
3. Leave a message on the comment box with the link of your chosen sunnies and your email address.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Some helpful links for you below.

How to Make Your Eyeglasses into Sunglasses
Help Page of How to Place an Order
Help Page of Shipping & Tracking

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Importance of Product Reviews

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Product reviews are indeed a very helpful source in terms of decision making. It helps individuals to decide on which brand and product to use. In fact, aside from this there are also web reviews done to help those people who are looking for a certain field to answer all the inquiries they have in mind like how works and a lot more.

 

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Moreover, aside from the fact that it helps individuals to decide on which brand to use, it also gives the brand itself to improve the products they have in case of there are negative feedback they will get out of product reviewers. In other hand, it also helps the management to keep their products quality maintains if it is loved by many.

Meanwhile, not all product reviews are good sources. Some blog sites (place in the internet where product reviews are common seen) are created for money making. Hence, trusting too much a product review website is not healthy. But nevertheless, not all though. You will get to see the differences of a blog that is created to help or just to make money and that is through the blog’s status which includes its age, everyday visitor, how true he/she interacts with the people who leaves comments below their post and how active they are as well in posting articles for their site regularly.

Thus, before trusting a product review, make sure that the particular site you are reading is indeed a good source.

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Fragrances at Fragrance Villa

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If you are interested in finding top quality designer fragrances, fragrancevilla.com is a website that provides perfumes and fragrances for discounted prices. The website is owned by Fragrance Villa Corporation. It is one of the largest companies in the world that offerdiscount perfumes. Its retail store is located in Brooklyn, New York, and the corporation has been providing fragrances to customers around the world since 1995. You can find fragrances for up to 50% off the regular price for many brands. Each day, Fragrance Villa displays their fragrance specials online.

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You can also search for fragrances and perfumes by the most popular brands that sell frequently. You can also search for women’s fragrances only, men’s fragrances and fragrances for kids. The normal retail price and sale price is listed under each item in addition to the percentage amount that you would save if you purchase the item online at fragrancevilla.com. The brands are authentic, although you are purchasing the perfumes for less than the normal retail prices. You get the best quality of discount perfumes. Also, there are certain brands that are very hard to find in the stores. However, Fragrance Villa provides a wide variety of different brands that are difficult to locate in many retail stores.

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