Thank goodness for random 25% off sales and for the fact that Luxola carries 3CE. I already have a lipstick, gel eyeliner, and soft pencil liner from the brand from when I was still part of the BNT Girl program and I love all three of those things. Since then I have been eyeing loads of other 3CE things but haven’t picked anything up for one reason or another. When I saw the Luxola e-mail notifying me of a sale on the week before my birthday, I took it as a sign to finally pop the items I’d been eyeing into my shopping cart. I placed the order on Tuesday and by Thursday the parcel had arrived at my doorstep. If you follow me on instagram, you might have seen the post in which I expressed my happiness about that. Fast shipping is da bomb, you guys. That wasn’t the only awesome thing about this order though as aside from the 25% off I got on the eyeshadows, I ended up paying only 277.00 Php (!!!) for the Lip Color, which usually goes for 1.046.00 Php. I’m not sure if the huge discount was a fluke, but the sale price went back up to around 700Php the next time I checked the site and is at the time of this writing totally gone. Whatever the case is, I’ll take it as an early birthday gift!
…sort of! I layered OPI’s The Show Must Go On over a dark purple Faceit polish (PP405). They’re both glittery but the Face Shop nail polish was a bit too dark on its own so I thought that one coat of sheer red glitter over top would look nice. The result was this duochrome-like finish wherein the purple shows from under the red depending on the lighting and angle. I did my best to photograph it here and I think you can see the purple pretty well where the sunlight hits! :)
The last glittery polish I wore was OPI’s Just Spotted the Lizard which I will wear any time of the year, but otherwise I stick to creme finishes when it isn’t the holiday season. So this pretty much means I’m 95% in the Christmas-y mood already. Wuhoo!
A very straightforward royal blue which looks much darker in indoor lighting than it does here in natural light. I didn’t expect to like this kind of blue on my nails, but I guess there’s a time and place for everything and I feel like true blues are making a comeback soon. The Sally Hansen Salon Manicure line features a very wide brush which makes painting your nails a breeze. Topcoat is Orly glosser!
After a month of slaving over books and struggling with final exams, I am finally on sem break! The first thing I did was go out and have a beer with my block (last night), but I made sure to treat myself to a mani-pedi + footspa this afternoon!
Purr-fect Plum is from China Glaze’s Safari collection. The colour is purrfect indeed, especially for the autumn/fall season! I love it! Sorry for all the shine on the nails, I am just not the best photographer, haha but you can see that the colour on the nails comes out just a tiny bit darker than it looks in the bottle. :)
Mini bottle of Max Factor’s Max Effect nail polish, which is a new formula from the brand. I like that they sell all colours in the regular sized bottles or the mini sizes, because sometimes you know you’re not going to be using a particular shade all the time. They’re also good to travel with! The mini ones are 175.00php. :)
I know, I know, I just wore grey! In my defense I would say this is more of a taupe and not grey. Haha! So strange that this shade is called “Cappuccino.” If my coffee were that colour, I know I’d be scared! On my nails though, I like it a lot. :)