Saturday, February 23, 2013

Wet n Wild Lipstick GIVEAWAY (CLOSED!)

Wet n Wild Lipstick Giveaway | WINNERS

***ATTENTION: Mechanics were changed, primarily the page on Facebook to be liked, all likes must be for as of 8:38PM February 23, 2013. HOWEVER, ALL PREVIOUS ENTRIES MADE ARE STILL VALID AND NEED NOT BE RE-ENTERED. Not So Junkie Shop is the old account of Makeup Junkie Shop.

Tagalog translation: Pinalitan lang ng page na i-lalike sa Facebook as of as of 8:38PM February 23, 2013, lahat ng naisubmit na na entries ay VALID parin at HINDI na kailangang ulitin.***

Setting aside the flimsy packaging, Wet n Wild’s matte lipstick is one my favorite lip colors ever! The Not So Junkie Shop/Makeup Junkie Shop on Facebook gave me (4) lip colors to give away!


All you have to do is:

1. Like 

2. Choose the shade you want to win (Don’t Blink Pink, Dollhouse Pink, Pinkerbell, Carrot Gold)

3. Leave comment in this blog entry saying: “I wanna win (insert shade name here) from Wet n Wild, thank you Not So Junkie Shop! -(name)” Ex. I wanna win Dollhouse Pink from Wet n Wild, thank you Makeup Junkie Shop! -Say Artillero

4. ANSWER THIS FORM – click me

5. Stay tuned on for the announcement of winners on MARCH 3, 2013 (SUNDAY)

6. Open to Philippine-residents only

7. There will be (4) winners of each


Good luck!

Sponsored by:

Thursday, February 21, 2013

BYS Lipgloss & Lipstick Duo REVIEW

Why hello there!

You may have seen me introducing the brand BYS in one of my haul videos earlier this year (watch the haul video here) I fell in love with their crème eye shadows and today I wanna share to you my thoughts on the BYS Lipgloss and Lipstick Duo!

Before that, let me give you a background on BYS, just in case you’re not familiar with this brand:

The BYS brand represents one of the most exciting ranges of cosmetics in the world today with consumer loyalty growing rapidly. Not only is the product range creative with leading edge developments, it's establishment as one of the fatest growing brands of cosmetics within both Australia and globally is testimony to it's exceptional quality and value for money.

BYS proves it is possible to produce world-class cosmetics without exorbitant price tags. Designed and developed in Melbourne, Australia and exported world-wide, BYS satisfies every type of woman with product that does not just follow current trends, it helps create them.

With a strong emphasis on fun and fashion and with its sophisticated black styling, BYS continues to fill the void for innovative, good quality and great value cosmetics that everyone can afford. There are more than 1000 products within the range and it is growing by the day.

BYS is continuing to expand into many countries around the world and is establishing strong distribution export partners as part of our growth strategy.
BYS Cosmetics are not tested on animals.

The Lipgloss and Lipstick Duo caught my eye because of the nice shades! I liked “DUSTY ROSE” in particular. I paid PHP299.00 for it and told myself “This better be worth it!”

In this experiment, I did not use the lip gloss because I wanted to see how long the lipcolor alone would last, although it is not meant to be a “long-lasting” lipstick, it’s still nice to test out the longevity of this product.

  • Dusty Rose is a beautiful color, perfect for everyday use
  • Lip color glides on smoothly on the lips
  • Color deposit is good
  • No pungent smell at all
  • Thin film formed on the inner parts of my lips upon application

I first applied the lip color at 2:08PM and this is how it looked like:


This lip color somehow reminds me of Maybelline’s Color Sensational Lipstick in Angel Rose.

I went on through the day for about more or less 6 hours WITHOUT retouching (Last time check is 7:42PM). I ate and drank and I noticed that the lip color faded quickly.

Had I retouched, I think the lip color would’ve lasted more than 6 hours.

Overall, I really like the shade Dusty Rose, it’s one of my everyday lipsticks! Given the price of 299, I don’t think I’ll be repurchasing the Lip Gloss and Lipstick Duo just because I don’t see the need for me to use the lip gloss at all. It only makes the product longer in length, and in turn, quite inconvenient to bring around. If I would repurchase, I think I’d go for the lipstick alone. I’m pretty sure they have Dusty Rose in a single lipstick bullet!

Have your tried BYS lipstick/lipgloss duos? How did you find them? Comments are appreciated!

You may watch this video of mine to see the lip product in action:

BYS Lipgloss and Lipstick Duo PHP299.00 "Dusty Rose" available at SM Manila Dept. Store

Visit BYS Philippines' FB Page!

Pinkies Collection BB Foundation REVIEW

Look what finally went back on stock! The Pinkies Collection, formerly known as Pinkie Swear, BB Foundation!


  • This BB Foundation contains 30ml of product and it can last you up to 1-2 or even 3 months depending on frequency of use.
  • Priced at PHP299.00
  • Found at SM Department Stores Pinkies Collection Counter *I got mine from SM City Manila
  • Only 2 shades available, 01 and 02—I have the shade 02
  • Blendable—I used my fingers to apply this product
  • Medium to full coverage, no need to use concealer
  • Doesn’t have a pungent smell
  • Heavy feeling on the face after application
  • Very dewy finish, use of setting powder is highly recommended
  • Tends to oxidize after application, 02 turned into a shade darker when I applied it on my face
  • Lasts over 7 hours with setting powder

Things to consider:

  1. I have dry skin type
  2. Philippine-weather, humid
  3. No retouching for over 7 hours
  4. Use of setting powder

UPON APPLICATION (very dewy finish, great coverage, heavy feeling)


FACE AT 2:27PM (with setting powder)


FACE AT 9:51PM (no retouching, environment: humid weather, no cakiness)

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I would totally repurchase this bb foundation given that it is able to conceal all my imperfections without the use of concealer. I think it would be better if Pinkies Collection would come up with a wider range of shades, as the 2 shades they have will not match most skin tones. Given the dewy finish of this product, use of a setting powder is HIGHLY recommended. This foundation feels a bit heavy on the skin, giving you a feeling that you REALLY have something on your face especially upon application. Long lasting product and a bit of retouching will help keep dewiness at bay.

I did a video on this bb foundation way back and raved about it! It is one of the best bb foundations I’ve tried. You can see my first review video on this product here

Here’s my updated review video including more helpful information:

Graduation Day Makeup Look

Graduation day is only a few weeks away! Here’s a makeup look that will make you stand out from the crowd, it’s my personal favorite! Stay tuned for another tutorial wherein I feature local makeup products to create the same look for graduating students on a budget!

With just a hint of gold, light definition on your crease, groomed brows, and that perfect cat eye look, you’ll be a beauty on your big day!


Products used:
Urban Decay Primer Potion
Naked Palette 1 (Virgin, Buck, Half Baked)
Sigma E40 Blending Brush
Sigma E55 Eyeshading Brush
Carmen Claire Top 10 Brush Set - E/S brush
Clio Kill Black Liner
Clio O'Tank Volume Mascara
Lashes (available at
Lash Grip Glue PHP195.00 Beauty Bar *lash adhesive
Blush ELF Baked Blush *any blush would do
L'Oreal Silky Java Color Riche lipstick from
Shiseido Maquillage Lip Gloss

Watch the tutorial here:

In2it Waterproof Eyebrow Colour REVIEW

Another highly requested video. The much talked about In2it Eyebrow Powder! This has been out of stock for the longest time, and I’m soooo glad they’re back! I got mine from SM City Manila Department Store In2it counter for PHP299.00 It is really worth it?


“IN2IT Waterproof Eyebrow Color with the moisturizer and vitamin E (ER 01 Eyebrowns)”—this is a bit funny but this is really what’s on the label!

Wt. 3.5g—considering my first use, I think this brow powder would last a long long time.

The product comes in a compact case containing 3 colors from light brown, to medium, to dark. It has a teeny angled brow brush which you can use when you’re on the go. The compact case has a mirror, too!

Here are my bare brows:


And here are my brows with the In2it Brow Powder:


I used my Ecotools Angled Brush to apply the product and I must say I really like it! Some people told me to use it together with a damp brush and I think this would allow me to pick up more pigments from the brow powder as opposed to using a dry brush.

My brows looked perfect for about 6 hours considering the humid weather in the Philippines.

I give this product two thumbs up and I now know why I’ve been hearing praises about it!

Watch my REVIEW and DEMO video down here:

How I Remove My Makeup +Night Routine (Skincare)

So, a lot of people have been asking me to this for the longest time and I finally did it! This is a blog post and a video about how I remove my makeup and my nightly skincare routine!


Removing makeup may vary from person to person. In my case, I love using Pond’s Cold Cream and wet wipes from Watsons! I use about 3 wipes all in all, until I am left with no trace of makeup whatsoever.

However, using cold cream and wet wipes is not enough! I like to use my St. Ives Blemish Control Apricot Scrub to slough off dead skin cells and reveal new, radiant skin! You can read my separate nightly skincare routine here for in depth information about the products I use. Yes, I use this scrub every night—a method that works for me. Do consider your own skin condition before doing the same.

After exfoliating, I do my “second wash” by using a regular foaming cleanser. At the moment I use Neutrogena’s Deep Clean Foaming Cleanser. I get that squeaky clean feeling right after!

I use a clean towel and dab my face semi-dry to prepare it for moisturization afterwards.

Every night time, I use this amazing facial serum called Absynthe Bath & Beauty Pure Intention Ferulic C & E Serum. I must say that this is my biggest skincare secret! My skin has improved greatly because of this product. It contains 30ml of product and have lasted me for about 2 months. *I’m almost done with my first bottle!!!* It is fortified with emu oil and elemi essential oil. It is non-comedogenic, hypoallergenic and suited for all skin types! It doesn’t contain parabens and all that bad stuff. For those concerned about what’s in it:

Cetaryl Glucoside, Ferulic acid, Vit C, Sea kelp, Emu Oil, Vit E, Beta Glucan

Given all that amazing ingredients, it is NO doubt how it was able to transform my skin! *You’ll see it in the video embedded below where I go on cam WITHOUT MAKEUP!*

I was highly doubtful of this product at first, but look where it has gotten my skin now. It is amazing. I hope it would work the same way for you as it did on me!

Up next, I use my eye cream! I use this eye cream from Pond’s called the Gold Radiance Youth Reviving Eye Cream. I’ve been using it for 2-3 months now, and it has done wonders on my eye area. I don’t want any premature lines and wrinkles around there!!

Lastly, LIP BALM! Just to keep my lips soft! Let’s be honest, I skip this step most of the time. But when my lips are extra dry, I see to it that I do this!

That’s it!

And now for the video part… Yes, you’ll see me WITHOUT ANY MAKEUP ON!

Products used:
Pond's Cold Cream PHP130.00
Baby Wipes from Watsons PHP99.00
St. Ives Facial Scrub *Blemish Control* PHP202.00 Watsons
Neutrogena Foaming Cleanser from Watsons
Pure Intention Serum PHP 749.00 from
Pond's Gold Radiance Youth Reviving Eye Cream PHP600+ Watsons
EOS LipBalm Robinsons Dept. Store (Robinsons Ermita) PHP190.00

You can read my separate nightly skincare routine here for in depth information about the products I use.

HAUL: Lashes, Forever 21, Maybelline, Ben Nye...etc!

Just sharing my latest haul!


Forever 21 top PHP1,100+ F21 Mall of Asia
Pond's Cold Cream PHP130.00 Watsons SM Manila Watsons
Smiley Wet Wipes PHP99.00 SM Manila Watsons
Gwyshop lashes (2 pairs for 80.00, top & bottom combo 120.00)
Ben Nye Banana Luxury Powder PHP 841.00 (20% off)
EOS Lip Balm PHP190.00 Honeysuckle/Honeydew Robinsons Department Store Ermita
ELF Shy Blush PHP199.00 Robinsons Department Store Ermita
ELF Eye Primer PHP129.75 Robinsons Department Store Ermita
Beauty Formulas Nail Dry PHP 159.75 Robinsons Department Store Ermita
in2it Brow Powder PHP299.75 Robinsons Department Store Ermita
Maybelline Babylips PHP79.00 Robinsons Department Store Ermita
Maybelline Fruity Jelly Lip Gloss PHP129.00 Robinsons Department Store Ermita
Lash Grip PHP195.00 from Beauty Bar Mall of Asia
Palmolive Shampoo and Conditioner PHP94.00
St. Ives Apricot Scrub PHP202.00 from Personal Care Exchange Robinsons Ermita or Watsons!

You can watch the haul video here!

Special thanks to Robinson’s Department Store & CosmoPH for the PHP2,000 gift certificate!

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Ben Nye Banana Luxury Powder REVIEW

Hi everyone!

Finally, a video review of the famous Banana Luxury Powder! You may have already read my blog review a few weeks ago, and now I’m back for the video!


Click on the links for my in depth review:

Here is a photo my myself at 1:19PM after applying the powder:


Here is a photo of myself about 7 hours after! 



  • I wore primer
  • I have dry skin type
  • weather: Philippine setting, humid

Just for reference, here are the products on my face:

Look Beauty Prime Perfect Primer PHP750.00

Revlon Colorstay Whipped Creme Foundation Nude PHP600.00

Ben Nye Banana Luxury Powder PHP
*currently out of stock, will be back soon!

Sigma Large Powder F30 Brush (Mr. Bunny Essential Brush Kit)

Here’s the video! Enjoy!

UPDATED Face Routine!

Hi everyone!


I constantly change my face routine especially when I discover skincare and makeup products which I end up liking and those which truly work on me. Here’s my latest face routine featuring the products which I swear by and have been using the past couple of weeks!

Neutrogena Hydroboost Gel with SPF 30 PHP830.00 (available at Watsons) I use this product every morning before applying my makeup, it moisturizes my face really well AND it has SPF30 PA++ giving my face the protection it needs from the sun.

Look Beauty Prime Perfect Primer PHP750.00 This primer is definitely one of the best primers that I’ve ever tried. It is much more affordable compared to the other primers I’ve used in the past. This gives my skin a velvety feel, preparing my skin for makeup application. This primer ensures longevity of my makeup all throughout the day.

Revlon Colorstay Whipped Creme Foundation Nude PHP600.00 Oh wow, this foundation is by far one of the BEST foundations I’ve ever tried!!! I haven’t done a review on this yet, but I will VERY SOON! Perhaps this week. I am in the shade of nude, and I use my fingers to apply this on my face. Coverage is beautiful. It feels super light on the skin and it lasts me ALL DAY LONG!

Graftobian Warm Palette HD Foundation "Temptress" PHP1,495.00 For that extra coverage I want, I use Temptress from my Graftobian Warm Palette and it instantly cancels out extra dark spots!

Ben Nye Banana Luxury Powder PHP
*currently out of stock, will be back soon! Oh how do I love thee? Let me count the ways… The powder is THE KING OF ALL SETTING POWDERS. Click o the links for my in depth review:

Sigma Tapered Blending E40 Brush (Mr. Bunny Essential Brush Kit)
Sigma Large Powder F30 Brush (Mr. Bunny Essential Brush Kit) Sigma is one of the highest quality brushes I’ve ever used my whole life! Beautiful tools!

Pinkies Collection Brow Duo PHP169.00 SM Department Stores One of my most favorite brow products ever! This comes in another shade lighter, so you might wanna check out Pinkies Collection counters at SM Malls soon!

Angled liner brush from EcoTools (gift from Mark)
available at PCX Personal Care Exchange, Alabang Town Center/Robinson's Place Manila PHP399.00 for the big size, PHP299.00 for the travel size set Definitely one of the best angled brushes I’ve used! This has easily become one of my SUPERFAVORITES! Thanks to Mark for giving me the 6-pc set from Ecotools :) Thanks baby!

You may click on this video down here to watch as I do my updated face routine! :)


It totally slipped off my mind…until I saw comments on Youtube! I just reached 25,000 subscribers and 500 videos!!! And then after a few seconds, I remembered that this month is my Youtube channel’s birth month!


How time flies! I started way back in FEB 13, 2010. 3 years ago. This is amazing. I can’t believe how wonderful things turned out! Everything--every single bit of this--is God’s blessing.

I want to take this opportunity to thank everyone who helped me get where I am right now. Oh wow, there are too many to mention, but I know you guys know who you are!!! I wouldn’t be here without any of you! <3

Thank you, thank you thank you!

I hope you won’t get tired of watching makeup tutorials, reviews, hauls, and my daily vlogs! I will definitely work extra hard (especially now that I’ll be finishing college in 2 weeks!) to create more beautiful and interesting videos for everyone.

To end this, let me give you a link of my FIRST YOUTUBE VIDEO EVER. (Yes, you have my permission to laugh…)

CHEERS TO 500 VIDEOS and 3 YEARS!!! Definitely more to come.

It always gets better.

Again, my heartfelt thanks. <3

Friday, February 8, 2013

What Came In The Mail


…and I promise to update this beauty blog every single day.” So I shall.

Good morning, everyone!

It’s still too early (5:48AM) to do my Insanity workout (Day 5) and since I wasn’t meant to get a good night’s sleep (been up since forever; can’t sleep, dogs [in heat] are too noisy, and my mind keeps on racing) so I might as well blog.

Have you heard about Ben Nye’s Banana Luxury Powder?

It is, by far, my most favorite setting powder everrr. My 42gm shaker bottle is already running low (I’m halfway done) so I made sure I was one of the very first people to purchase the 85gm container when  it goes back on stock. Sure enough, about 20 minutes after purchasing my 85gm at midnight last Sunday—SOLD OUT. I didn’t even get the chance to share to my viewers that it’s back in stock and they can already order!!! That’s how awesome this baby is.


I buy this product from The Style Quarter. The 85gm container cost PHP990.00, I used the coupon code which entitled me to 20% off discount (oh yes) and the +PHP49.00 for the shipping. I only paid PHP841.00 all in all! Ordering and payment was easy peasy. The Style Quarter’s Multiply site is up to date and easy to follow!

Wednesday night came, and I received my order!!! That quick! They use Xend as their courier.

Here is the 42gm and 85gm containers side by side:



1. Kim Kardashian’s makeup artists uses this powder on the celebrity herself [primarily to set Kim’s concealer]

2. Well, it’s just a really awesome product!

“Ultra-neutral powders provide superior matte and subtle finishing. Often compared to French powders with silky-fine textures. Visage Poudres are translucent with just a hint of color.”

Here’s my review on this baby:

I use this product on both myself and my clients. I don’t regret spending PHP 841.00 on this because it is one of the best products a makeup artist/enthusiast can have in her kit.

***Product is currently out of stock, stay tuned on The Style Quarter’s site/FB page to be notified when new stocks arrive!!!***

Thursday, February 7, 2013

My Nightly Skincare Routine

A highly requested post from my viewers—my nightly skincare routine! The video edition of this routine will follow in a few days (demonstrations included) Stay tuned for that! For now, let’s get my secret out there!

I’ve been religiously reading my Jemma Kidd Makeup Secrets book and I learned this from her:


Exfoliate regularly to slough off the dead cells on the surface & encourage the rejuvenation of the skin. p.17, Jemma Kidd Makeup Secrets P995.00 National Bookstore

I have honestly never tried exfoliating my face daily, sometimes I only use any facial wash available (Pond’s Facial wash with Activated Carbon or Neutrogena Foaming Cleanser) after taking off my makeup.

After reading that advice from Jemma Kidd’s book, I decided to try it out and exfoliate on a daily basis.

I have a dry skin type, and usually I get problems like dry patches, tightness after cleansing…etc.

Everyday after school, I remove my makeup using a wet wipe and Pond’s Perfect Care Cold Cream. I’ve been running out of makeup remover quite so often that I decided to switch to using this cold cream. What I do is apply the cream on my face, and use 2 wet wipes to remove all my makeup (including waterproof mascara and liner!) This cold cream is VERY gentle on this skin, and I find that it has made my face softer.


Next I use the St. Ives Apricot Scrub Blemish and Blackhead Control (available at Watsons) to exfoliate my skin thoroughly. I don’t have any blackheads (knock on wood) but I haven’t had ONE blemish (as in a full blown pimple) ever since I tried this method. After exfoliating, my skin feels INCREDIBLY smooth—all the dead cells are gone.

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Next I take a pea-size amount of any facial wash, usually my Neutrogena Deep Clean Cleanser (available for purchase online, click here) or Pond’s Facial Wash with Activated Carbon (Watsons) and use it on my face for a second wash.


After the cleansing process, I pat my face dry with a clean towel.

Next is MOISTURIZING!!! I never ever skip this step. I use various products for moisturization. None of these broke me out, in fact, all of these have aided in the improvement of my skin!

My #1 favorite moisturizer is the Neutrogena Hydroboost Watergel (PHP800++ Watsons/you can order online too, click here)! I cannot stress how much I love this moisturizer. It’s non-greasy and gives the best moisturization to the face! I have used up, I think, 4-5 jars of this amazing product already!! (this one in the photo is actually empty!!!)


Since I just ran out of my favorite moisturizer, I use my second favorite from Neutrogena which is the Hydroboost Gel (SPF30PA++) This feels a little bit greasy compared to the Watergel, but I don’t mind! It doesn’t make me look like a greaseball all throughout the day! I actually use this morning and night (ever since I ran out of my Watergel) It has SPF which makes it extra amazing. Click here to be directed to the Neutrogena online store!


When I don’t feel like using my Neutrogena Hydroboost Gel, I use my ULTIMATE SKIN SAVIOUR—the Pure Intention Serum PHP 749.00. This has been one of the major contributors to my visibly clearer skin. I haven’t done a formal review, but I’m choosing to share it now to youuu guys since you’ve been asking for it! This is from Absynthe Bath and Beauty. I was highly doubted about this product before, but I stand corrected. This amazing serum has Vitamin [Ferulic] C, E, fortified with Emu Oil & Elemi Essential Oil, suitable for all skin types and non-comedogenic!

“WTH, Say, why market this product so much?!” you may think I’m just promoting this too much, but everyone knows I don’t blog about products that don’t work for me.

This is amazing. It repairs my skin ALL throughout the night and I wake up with super supple skin! One more thing I love about it is it actually prevents acne from forming (like when I feel an acne about to pop on my skin, I use this overnight and the next morning, the “bump” is gone) My sister uses this product every night as well, and she loves it! I’ll follow up with a formal review!


To prevent fine lines from forming around my eye area, I use Pond’s Gold Radiance Youth Reviving Eye Cream PHP600+ Watsons. This is the very first eye cream I’ve ever used and I love it!!! My sister gave this to me last Christmas and I’ve been using it ever since. It contains real gold microparticles which gives a beautiful shimmery effect after application.


I use my Personal Microdermabrasion System every week to rejuvenate my skin. It reduces fine lines, wrinkles, enlarges pores and blemishes (spots, even!) This baby promotes cell renewal and rejuvenation using the combination of exfoliation plus suction. This was sent to my by the company PMD last September and I’ve been religiously using it every week.

Here’s my video and blog review ( about the PMD!

*After using the PMD I use my Pure Intention Serum/Neutrogena Watergel/Gel.

So, my darlings, that is basically my nightly skin care routine. I swear by this method. And I am ready to go on cam without any makeup on ANYTIME.

P.S. I am not claiming I have the most perfect skin, I still have a few spots here and there left to treat. It all takes time, and this method is helping me get there!

What’s YOUR nightly skincare routine? Share them in your comments below!