Review: Colourpop’s Out and About Set

Hi! How are you? I hope you had a very good weekend because I did! Why?

15966735_1536040513090915_1348220597_oThese babies came!

Finally, the long wait is over! This is just a mini haul because I only bought a bundle of three. In this blog post, I will also show the swatches. Like what I have mentioned in my last blog, I am not a fan of matte lipsticks because it kind of dries out my lips. However, I’m trying to collect them as well because I think matte is really classy but you just have to keep your lips moisturized from time to time.

I got the set called ‘Out and About’ for only $12 which is originally $15 from the main site of Colourpop. (Click Here!) I bought it on a Black Friday sale that’s why I think the price is really a good steal! We don’t have colourpop stores in the Philippines yet that is why I got so giddy when I heard about the sale. Plus… FREE SHIPPING!

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The set contains three lippies of the same scheme: 2 Ultra Mattes (Times Square and Viper) and 1 in Ultra Satin formula (Baracuda).

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At first, I thought the main packaging is a closed box with individual boxes inside but turns out, it is like an open ended box so the other boxes have the capacity to fall if you don’t handle the package carefully. 15942641_1536040523090914_1867171226_o.jpg

This is my first time to use a liquid-base lipstick and what I noticed is that it dries really fast and it is so pigmented that is why you won’t have to worry about reapplying over and over to get your desired shade. It doesn’t smudge as well once dried. Taking it off gave me a hard time because the formulation is so thick that it needs a separate make up remove wipe! But still, I like it a lot! 15966373_1536040553090911_1327190396_o.jpg

Individual Review Time!

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My top pick among the three is the shade Time Square because its shade is in the tone of nude and it is very wearable for everyday shenanigans. It doesn’t smudge that’s why I think the formulation is really good and it is so pigmented. You only need to dip the applicator once to get the shade you desire. This is definitely a go-to color. However, in the packaging, the color inside the tube looks a little lighter but once you apply it, the color becomes darker as it dries.15966864_1536040563090910_363587857_o.jpg

Next in line is another Ultra Matte in shade Viper. (Wow, I love how that sounds) It is close to a burgundy shade. I think it is wearable at night and it is definitely a fall season vibe. I wore this once and ate beef noodles, CATASTROPHE!!! Never eat oily soup-based food with Colourpop!
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Last of today’s blog is an Ultra Satin Lip in the shade Baracuda. I am not a fan of this one because it easily smudges but on a higher note, it is really pigmented. SO PIGMENTED THAT YOU HAVE TO BE CAREFUL WHEN APPLYING.

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All in all, I think that these lipsticks are worth the try. I recommend that you should buy in bulk, like ask your friends to buy with you online because for free shipping, colourpop requires that you buy cosmetics worth $50. I will totally collect more and I am officially addicted to Colourpop!

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Most Used Lipsticks of 2016

“Beauty, to me, is about being comfortable in your own skin. That, or a kick-ass red lipstick.” – Gwyneth Paltrow

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I’ve always loved wearing different colors of lipstick based on every events of my life. When I feel blue, I wear a very light shade because I don’t feel my day but when I get very positive, I put on a brighter color like a happy tone of red. Just a disclaimer, I just started my collection last year because I always borrow from my mom but I realized that I’m a grown up and I need to have a collection of my own. (ADULTING! much wow)

Above all cosmetics, lip products are my absolute fave. I feel incomplete without it because we should always be ready for combat. We will never know when something hits our lips and if we are wearing lipstick when that moment comes, surely, we will leave a mark. *wink wink* Although on my part, I think it’s hard to have a collection while studying in college because of the limited allowance I have and expenses are crazy; which is why I began my collection with drugstore make-up.

These are my most used ones for 2016:

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6 shades of different shenanigans.

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As you can see, the packaging of all my Maxfactor lipsticks are tarnishing because I always bring them with me since they are my favorite picks. My mom is a fan of Maxfactor and when I was still a kid, she is my personal make-up artist that always uses MF.

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I use the Bewitching Coral (₱ 595, Beauty Bar) and Maroon Dust (₱ 595, Beauty Bar) for everyday look because their color is really light and casual. When you want to perk your face up on a gloomy day, I totally recommend Bewitching Coral while the Maroon Dust’s shade is like nude that is why you can totally wear it when you want to be simple and laid-back.
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The Pomegranate shade (₱ 595, Beauty Bar) is good when you are trying to dress up for a date and it’s really good in photos. I also use this for my everyday school look just because… I can.

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When it comes to classics, of course, red is a rocker. I use the Revlon Volcanic Red for special occasions especially black and white themed parties. You’ll never go wrong with red lips, I promise.

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I also tried buying Maybelline products however, the Color Show Collection didn’t satisfy me. I’m using the shade Pink Punch. It is wearable and very casual but it easily fades out that’s why you must carry the lipstick with you for reapplication. Although, I cannot complain since I bought it for only 149 pesos. (SM Department Store)

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The last of the list is a diversion that I bought before 2016 ended and one of my personal faves that changed my perception about Maybelline.

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Burgundy Blush. You will look like a vampire (kidding) and I think the shade is for cold season feels. If I’m not mistaken, this shade is from their brown matte lipstick collection. IT IS SO PIGMENTED and only ₱ 299 but I bought mine on sale for ₱ 200. I am not a matte fan since it kinda dries out your lips and we don’t want a chapped lips don’t we? My tip when using matte lipsticks is before applying, put on lip balm and after taking it off, apply lip balm again.

AND MOST IMPORTANTLY, moisturize thy lips and moisturize over and over!

I’m claiming and I know that my collection will grow in the next years to come especially when I land a good-paying job. Hoping for the best!

Let’s welcome 2017 with colors.

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#UAAPDareToDream

When I was still a kid, I always love watching The Lizzie Mcguire movie. “This is what dreams are made of” segment there always make me dream about what I can be when I grow up. I look forward to the potential happenings of my life one day and finally, the best day came. (well, best day so far.)

I became a social media producer in the cheer dance competition this year for UAAP. It’s a milestone for me since kids my age don’t usually get a chance of a lifetime. I know that this is a once in a life time opportunity and things like this don’t always come knocking into your life. I am very happy and feeling fulfilled. So, let me tell you a story. (at least the parts that I could still recall)

From UST, the team went to Legarda station to ride the LRT to Araneta. The tricycle ride was not fun at all! The manong driver had to drop us somewhere near the station because it was so traffic! Maybe because the LRT station is in the University Belt or it’s just rush time in the area. We walked from where the driver dropped us and I think it was a ten minute walk and the sun is up the sky like we are walking lechons. When we reached the Legarda station, there were a few people (thank goodness!) and the ride to Araneta was smooth. When we entered the coliseum, I had chills. It’s my first time going to an outside event. I usually staff for university-wide events and I get nervous at most times but the UAAP cheer dance competition is beyond nerve wracking since this is like one of the major events in UAAP. People always look forward to this competition.

Until now, I still can’t believe I am a part of the people wearing black during the event and I am really a proud kitten. I can’t be in this position if it wasn’t because of my organization, the Tomasian Cable Television. TOMCAT gave me adventures and experience that will surely make me different from other students. It’s not the position I’m assigned to but the memories that I get after finishing an event successfully!

CxmceeNUkAQOV93.jpgI stayed inside this room. Never thought I’ll get a chance to be inside this! Ever!!!

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I am this close to the mats. I am so happy!!!

Very special treat. Here are some of snippets of what I captured from the different teams during the competition! Please don’t mind the resolution, not a pro photographer here and I’m only using phone. (hehe still no budget for a camera!)

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DLSU Animo Squad performed well; emphasizing camaraderie between universities. I loved the concept of their routine and I’m rooting for this squad! 🙂 They did really well.

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Yay! My squad! (chos) The UST Salinggawi Dance Troupe that I always love. My heart belongs to even if you didn’t get a podium this year, you will always be the bestEST! Proud Thomasian! (sobrang biased but, I am really proud of my school)

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Ateneo Blue Babble Battalion was cute as ever! I love their attires as well as their routine.

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FEU Cheering Squad was sooooo adorable! Their performance was really unique and jazzy in a way. Kudos to them for winning 1st runner up! They deserve it!

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Adamson Pep Squad was surprisingly amazing! They claimed 2nd runner up and they truly deserve the rank! I love their performance. I am sure that my dad is so proud of his Alma mater.

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First and foremost, before the performance of UE, happened a surprise proposal. I was shocked because I didn’t see it coming but I find it really sweet. It takes a lot of courage to do those kinds of surprises in front of a crowd. What a lucky girl!

Anyways, I thought everyone in UE Pep Squad are girls. But turns out, they all just have long hair. Hehe. I love their performance and even if one of the members injured himself after tumbling, he still continued performing and I think that’s dedication. Congrats to them!

Lastly, a dynasty…

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Again, for the fourth time, the winning segment of National University continues. When will the spell break? Congratulations to this year’s UAAP Cheer Dance Competition Champion! I think that NU really deserved it because of their jaw-dropping performance. Their routine was smooth and their costumes are so futuristic.

From all this winnings and happenings, I think what they need to do is:

  1.  thank God because nothing seriously bad happened.
  2. thank their coaches, because from my view, they were really eager and praying that the routine won’t mess up and I saw how happy they were after the performance of their team.
  3. and three. Thank themselves. For being so dedicated and I wish they continue have motivation and to inspire our generation that hard work really pays off.

All in all, I think all teams deserve an ovation. Being in a pep squad before, I know how hard every practice is. How you need to exercise and motivate yourself in every fall. It’s hard to be a cheer dancer, much more if you’re a UAAP cheer dance contender. I am really proud of every university involved. And I am happy that I get to see them live.

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Okay, BACK STORY: I used to be in a Pep Squad during high school and when I was younger, I USED to reach my head with my foot perfectly and when I tried it again, I FAILED COMPLETELY!!! Huhu please bring back the old days.

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I am really happy about everything that had happened!

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This event is really a dream come true! Like what the hashtag of UAAP, #DareToDream! If you believe in something, it will come true as long as you put your best in everything. Give your 100% and the rest will follow. This is certainly an event to remember and cherish forever!

Oh, and btw, #NAMASTEUSTE! Proud of the Salinggawi Dance Troupe. Always a proud Growling Tiger!  

“Venture outside your comfort zone. The rewards are worth it.” – Rapunzel