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    Review: Avon Ultra Glimmerstick Lip Liner

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    I have to admit, I haven’t always been a fan of lip liners and they aren’t really a part of my makeup routine. I used to think that they were old fashioned and not really worth the extra step when it comes to doing my makeup. I only have a few minutes to do my makeup on a daily basis because I always wake up late for school (oops) so I usually have do it SUPER quickly! The few times I use lip liners is when I go for bold red lips. However, being the makeup lover that I am, I got really excited when I got to play with the Avon Ultra Glimmerstick Lip Liners from Avon. I received the ff: Pink Bouquet, Peach Envy, Red Brick.


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    Product

    These pencils look like any other pencil liners in the market. I don’t think people can make more innovations when it comes to lip liners anyway. Each pencil costs P250 and contains 0.28g each. I like that each pencil indicates its color near the end of the pencil. The pencil is retractable which is also nice.

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    What I Love

    The colors of these pencils are beautiful and wearable. Pink Bouquet is a beautiful pink shade, Peach Envy is a peachy nude shade while Red Brick is literally a brick red shade. The shades are color true to what you see one the pencil. I like that these are retractable which is perfect for girls who are always on the go and who don’t got time for sharpening. I hate having to sharpen my eyeliners. Imagine having to sharpen an eye or lip pencil and having to look for a trash can to dispose the shavings.

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    from left to right: peach envy, pink bouquet, and red brick

    I also enjoyed applying these pencils on my lips because they are very creamy and glide on easily. The quality of these pencils are simply superb. Applied by themselves, the finished look is similar to a matte lipstick. It is best to apply a lipstick or a gloss though because lipliners are really supposed to be applied as a base to lipsticks and lipglosses. I also like that the lip liners make my lips look fuller and let my lipsticks stay on longer. Lastly, these lip liners also help intensify the colors of lipsticks!

    What I don’t like

    I find these lip liners to be a bit small than the usual lip liners. My Nyx lip liner pencils are about 1G each and cost only $3.50 (153.61). I don’t really mind paying a few pesos more for these though because of all the good things I just said above.

    On Me

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    pink bouquet

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    Avon glazewear vitaluscious lipgloss renewing rose on top of pink bouquet

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    peach envy

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    Avon glazewear vitaluscious lipgloss rose flush on top of peach envy

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    red brick

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    Avon glazewear vitaluscious lipgloss reviving red on top of red brick

    Final Thoughts

    For those of you who are like me who have not been using liners ever, these liners might be a good place to start. The quality of these liners are quite excellent which makes these pencils worth trying. I have to admit that I still don’t have time to apply these everyday however I think I can squeeze in a minute or two for these lovelies on days that I have more time to do my makeup.

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    Review: Avon Glazewear Vitaluscious Lipgloss

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    Hi everyone!

    Today is a special day because it will be my first time to review some goodies that I received from Avon! If you guys have been following my blog, you would know that I recently joined and got accepted into Avon’s Council of Beauty Bloggers! When I received my package, I jumped into testing out the lip products right away as they are my favorite! I was rally impressed with the Avon Glazewear Vitaluscious Lipgloss which is why I didn’t think twice on featuring them first!

    Product

    I received four delicious (THEY SMELL LIKE WATERMELONS, OMG <3 ) shades of the Avon Glazewear Vitaluscious Lipgloss: reviving red, rose flush, vita pink, and renewing rose. Each product costs P299 a pop. The packaging is made of plastic with a doe foot applicator.

    from top:  reviving red, rose flush, vita pink, and renewing rose

    What I love

    The formula is amazingly moisturizing. It’s probably because it contains almond oil and jojoba that it feels good on the lips. Don’t you hate it when your hair sticks on your lips because of your lipgloss? Well this lipgloss does not feel sticky at all. The fact that it contains vitamin B, C, E and contains spf15 is a major plus plus for me too! It also contains lavender oils but I wasn’t really able to detect a lavender smell from the gloss. Like I said, it smells like watermelons and the scent just makes me want to lick my lips all the time. :) They are fairly pigmented and I was able to apply them on their own on my slightly pigmented lips.

    from bottom:  reviving red, rose flush, vita pink, and renewing rose

    What I don’t Like

    I don’t really have anything against these lip glosses. However I think they can improve on their wearing time because they lasted on my lips for only around 3-5 hours.

    Swatches

    renewing rose

    renewing rose

    rose flush

    reviving red

    Recommendations and Final Thoughts

    While I was able to apply them alone on my lips, I don’t think the colors would show up on girls with strongly pigmented lips though. All the shades suited my skin. My favorites would be reviving red for a quick pop of color that isn’t too bold while vita pink would be my go-to color because it’s a beautiful baby pink and it makes my lips look kissable! haha! I really liked these Avon Glazewear Vitaluscious Lipgloss. The quality of these lip glosses are amazing and they won’t break the bank.

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    Makeup Workshop with Avon’s Global Celbrity Makeup Artist Lauren Andersen

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    Finals week is a few days away which means that my professors have been cramming a lot of their final requirements in the few weeks left before finals week. Because of this, I was unable to blog (boo.</3). But now, I have finally risen from the ashes brought about by hell week (ashes because of the fire in hell week..get it? HAHA. I tried) and ready to blog again! :)

    Before I begin talking about my super starstruck moment with Avon’s Global makeup artist Lauren Andersen, I would just like to thank all of you who voted for me to be part of Avon’s Makeup Council of Beauty Bloggers! It is such a wonderful opportunity to be able to try out and talk about their products and I promise to be honest with all my reviews, after all, reviewing products is my passion. I would also like to give a special mention to the boyfriend. HEHE. He’s always been supporting me with all the activities that I pursue. He knew how much this meant to me and did his best to help me ask for people to vote for me. <3

    Being accepted to be part of Avon’s makeup council gave us the privilege to be able to attend Avon’s Global Makeup Artist workshop in Sofitel Manila. Lauren Andersen is Avon’s newest global ambassador and she has been known to have worked with the likes of Jessica Alba, Nicole Ritchie, and Ginnifer Goodwin. She shared with us about her encounters with the brand even when she was a little girl because her mom was an Avon lady. I think it’s amazing how she’s able to reconnect with her roots by now representing the global brand!

    We were given a wide array of colorful products from Avon’s LATEST collection to play with on makeup our table. Before the workshop, Lauren and Avon’s scientist, Lisa talked about how the whole collection was a product of 2-3 years of extensive research. They made sure of taking consumer input into consideration when they were formulating the entire collection. Because of this, their newest collection features new packaging, 13 new lipstick shades infused with shea butter and SPF, eyeshadow palettes with number to guide users — all of which are color true, meaning that what see you from the tube/pan is what you get. Lastly, they carefully picked shades to be able to highlight different skin tones.

    Lauren worked on a fair skinned woman and a morena to be able to cater to all the skin tones of women in attendance of the event. After, she gamely answered each one of the questions of the audience. I asked her what her go-to daily routine was and she told me that she likes going for a bold lip.

    I wasn’t able to pay attention to the whole workshop because I was so engrossed with all the makeup that I was able to explore! That and because my seat mate, Shari, was such a fun seat mate! I remember coming across her blog and I always remember pretty blogs with equally pretty pictures which is why I embarrassingly asked her, “Are you the misty mom?” when I first met her. HAHAHA. I found out that she used to go to the university that I currently go to which was FAB, and we couldn’t stop chitchatting about anything under the sun–beauty related, of course! :)

    Selfie with Sharie. <3 Because we, beauty bloggers are selfie-taking experts!

    The best part of the event was being able to meet Lauren up close and personal and being able to chat with her for a good 10 minutes! *fan girl moment* I am an aspiring makeup artist and I asked her for recommendations on good beauty schools in the States. She told me that she was self-taught and that really had to work hard in marketing herself to be able to reach the place where she is now. She also gave me a super useful tip. She told me that it might be a good idea to apprentice under a famous makeup artist because she was able to do the same. Hearing her tips has given me new insight on how to be able to pursue the career that I want in life. THANK YOU, AVON PHLIPPINES FOR THIS AMAAZING OPPORTUNITY!!! <3

    I was too starstruck to get my camera out. :))

    I was also able to meet a lot of my fellow makeup council members as we were all introduced as part of Avon’s Makeup Council which was so fun! Again, thank you Avon Philippines for this amazing opportunity!

    I got to bring home a WHOLE LOT OF GOODIES. <3 I have my eye on the lipsticks!!! Watch out for my review coming up soon. ;)

    Before I end, I’d like to share my FOTD:

     This post is getting a bit too long; this is it for now! :) Thank you for reading!! <3

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    Unboxing: Avon Special Edition Glamourbox

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    Hi everyone!

    I know this is quite late since half of the month has passed. I’ve been a bit busy but I’ve finally gotten the chance to write down my thoughts on Glamourbox’s special edition Avon box. I was really excited when I received this box because it’s my first beauty box subscription. I’m glad that I was able to see some reviews on the box before I decided to take the plunge and purchase this box too. :) The box arrived a few days right after I placed my order which was very nice. Anyway, let’s dig in to the box and see what’s inside! :D I will be reviewing the box in general and will be writing individual reviews for most, if not all the products in the box on my future posts.

    I was so excited to receive such a pretty, chic and simple white box. I’d like to note that the box is well-made and sturdy. I’ll be using it again to put miscellaneous stuff (it would be such a waste to throw this pretty box away)!

    The box includes a whopping total of 12 items; 6 of which are FULL SIZED products while 6 of which are sample sized items:

    Avon True Color Eye Shadow Quad in purple pop P449

    This is a gorgeous eyeshadow quad and it’s the same quad that I used for my Avon You Make It Beautiful Blogger Challenge. I enjoy using colors like these but I think more people would be drawn to a neutral palette. :)


    Avon Ideal Luminous Blush in Peach (P370)

    This is a gorgeous shade! At first glance, it reminds me of NARS orgasm. Wait for me review on this and you’ll find out if this is a dupe for NARS orgasm.

    Avon Skin Goodnes Moisturizing BB Cream SPF2-++/PA in shade o2 (P420) 

    I’m on a lookout for a new BB cream so I got really excited when I saw that the box contained a BB cream. :) This was a little bit dark for me but I’ll review this further on a separate blog post.

    Avon Anew Vitale Day Cream (p399)
    I’m also really into skin care right now so I’m excited to try out this moisturizer! :)
    From top to bottom: Avon supershock waterproof mascara in Black (p420), Avon Ultra Color Lipstick in Hibiscus (p379) and Avon Ultra Glazewear Lip Gloss in Fiery Red (p299)
    This mascara was in my kit for Avon’s You Make It Beautiful Blogger Challenge so I already had a chance to try it out. I’ll probably give it to a friend of mine to try out. :) What I was most excited about in this box is the  Avon Ultra Color Lipstick in Hibiscus and Avon Ultra Glazewear Lip Gloss in Fiery Red because I LOOOVED the lip products that I was able to try from my kit in the blogger challenge I recently participated int. I’m glad that the lipstick and gloss that was included in this box are a bit similar shade-wise so they can be used together. :)
    The box also included 2 sample sized Ultra Color Rich Mega Lipstick in Charged Cherry and Ultra Moisture Rich Moisture Seduction lipstick in Red Kiss. The boxed contained four more sample sized products which where the Anew Genics Treatment Concentrate, Anew Genics Cream, and the Anew Genics Eye Cream. I wasn’t able to take a photo of these because my camera ran out of battery. </3
    Final Thoughts
    Wow. This is an excellent box considering the huge amount of products that it contained! For only 595 pesos, you get an astonishing amount of P2316 worth of products!!! What’s more exciting about this is that the products that come in this box are the same products from their LATEST collection. This box is perfect for Avon newbies who want to try out a wide range of Avon in one go and also for Avon lovers who want to try out products from Avon’s latest makeup line. This box has a great selection of beauty products. The products range from skincare to items that give you a full makeup look– his box has got you covered! I heard that they still have a couple of stocks left! Grab one while you still can. :)
    Subscribe to Glamourbox Philippines now! :)

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    Avon You Make It Beautiful Blogger Challenge

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    Hi everyone!

    I’m glad SO HAPPY to announce that I have been accepted to be part of the semi-finalists of Avon’s You Make it Beautiful Blogger Campaign! For the next round of the competition, we were given a challenge to create make-up look/tutorial from Avon make-up sets that were randomly given to us by Avon.

    the babies I got to work with. <3

    The challenge requires us to use only Avon products for the entire look. I was so excited when I saw the products that were in my make-up set because of the beautiful colors that were in my set. :) I decided to create a smokey eye from my makeup look! :) It was so fun doing my look, scroll down to see the final look. ;)

    Here’s how I did it:

    1. Foundation

    Apply foundation evenly using the Avon Ideal Luminous Dual Powder Foundation. Make sure to reach all the areas of your face. :)

    2. Create your eye look!

    To creat you eye look, use Avon’s true color eyeshadow quad  in purple pop. Apply eyeshadow number 2 all over the lid using a flat shader brush. Apply the shadow number 3 from the middle of the lid until it reach the end of the eye. Apply shadow number 4 on your crease to intensify your look. Lastly use shadow number 1 to highlight. Apply on on your brown bone. :) Don’t forget to blend out the harsh edges! ;)

    3. Line your eyes

    As you can see, the smokey eye look that I’ve created so far is a bit weak. Line your Eyes with Avon’s Shimmer Sticks in Blackest Black to intensify your smokey eye look. Apply it under your eyes and on your lash line. I also used the shade number 2 from my palette to smoke out the eyeliner under my eyes.

    4. Perk up your pretty lashes!

    Don’t forget about giving your lashes lashes some love. Use Avon’s Super Shock Max mascara to make your lashes come out! Don’t forget to apply from the roots of your lashes and tug the mascara wand all the way out. :)

    5. Pucker up!

    To complete your whole look, apply Avon’s Ultracolor Lipstick in hot pink (i love this color OMG so happy I got this in my kit) and Avon’s ultra glazewear lipgloss in pink watermelon (i love this so much too because it matches my lipstick perfectly). I’d usually go for a nude lippie with a look like this but I only got a red and hot pink lippie in my kit. :)

     Final Look

     Thank you so much for reading! This is a look that I’d wear on a night out. :) Before I end this post, I’d like to humbly ask my readers to support me in the upcoming voting contest for Avon’s You Make It Beautiful Blogger Challenge! Voting will begin very soon and I hope that you guys can vote for me. :) MAkeup and blogging has always been a passion of mine and I’d love ti be part of Avon’s circle of bloggers to be able to bring you guys more reviews, tips, and tutorials in the future! :)

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