Thursday, November 17, 2016

23

Hi! I know it's been months again, and I really just had this period when I got so lazy to write, and I just focused my energies on other priorities such as school, and also tracking some items for my upcoming business. But now, hopefully, I'll start making more time for this baby, my blog. So, recently, I actually turned 23. 23!!! It feels weird for me to say that I am in this age already because I feel like nothing much has changed in my life. And I really am child-like ever since, so I still feel like I'm 16 deep inside. I guess more than anything, the thought of being or acting more like an adult and having accomplishments in the real world scares me because I know it's still a far fetched goal in the making. Anyway, I don't want this to make a sad post or anything, but here's to another year of getting older, and hopefully a lot wiser in my decisions. :)

Here are some pics that I took during my birthday lunch at Kai Greenbelt :)

Much love,
Nikki

Monday, August 1, 2016

Beauty Buy: Nyx Liquid Suede

A lot of my posts have been about recent lipstick finds, and this is certainly no exemption :) To be honest, I used to have a very neutral feeling towards Nyx itself. I've tried the soft matte lip creams before, and I didn't really love those for quite a few reasons. However, there is a part of me that really wants to try out the other products and see if some  would fortunately be part of my beauty favourites. 

The first time I encountered the Nyx Liquid Suede was through online when I was just randomly scrolling through my Facebook Feed, and saw a post featuring the different swatches of this lipstick line. Then and there, I told myself that I would want to try out at least one lipstick from that line, ifever it would be available here in the country. And just last week, the lipstick gods have paved the way for me to buy this item! Sadly, it wasn't part of the sale even if it was lipstick festival during that time in SM Beauty Store, but I still had this strong urge to buy one and I gave in to that haha. I decided to buy the Nyx Liquid Suede in 07 or Sandstorm. 


I'm glad that I decided to give this a try because it is so much better than the Nyx Soft Matte Lip Creams, in my opinion. I actually asked the saleslady about the difference between the soft matte line and the liquid suede line, but she just told me that they're pretty much the same. However, now that I've tried it, I can say that well aside from the fact that it is bigger, it also doesn't have that strong scent. Lipstick scents are deal breakers for me. There are drugstore lipsticks that have a scent, but it would be fine with me as long as it wouldn't be  overpowering. Other than that, when it comes to the issue of dryness, I have tried a few liquid lipsticks from other brands before, but it would really be THAT DRYING. In this case, it sets really matte, but I don't find it to be Sahara dessert levels of drying, pretty much  tolerable for someone like me who has dry lips but loves matte lipsticks. 
Overall, I'm really glad that I bought this lipstick. It's something that I could wear for times wherein I don't want my lipstick to be too loud. I generally don't like to wear nude lipsticks, but I do see myself wearing this shade few times a month maybe hihi. But, definitely, this is something worthy to try and  see if it could be part of your kikay kit! :)

Much love,
Nikki

Sunday, July 24, 2016

Beauty Buy : Maybelline Lip Gradation


How's your week starting so far? I just bought some really good items for sale right now. Thank goodness, sales were invented!  Ahhhh I think I'm pretty much the type of person who goes out of my way to the store immediately once I hear there's a markdown of their products. 


One recent beauty find of mine is something that I bought on sale! When I was younger, one of the beauty brands that I've really had the chance to try was Maybelline! I think it's pretty normal for girls to have a Maybelline product in their bags at a certain point in their lives. Honestly, I think my curiosity has led me to try other brands for a while, thus losing my interest for this brand for quite a while. However, what I really appreciate about this brand is the fact that it releases new products from time to time to keep up with the current trends in the industry. I've read several reviews about the lip gradation line, but I only somehow got to try it recently because I've been trying to have a lipstick ban on myself, but well sale eh!And boy am I glad that I decided to buy these lippies!!


I would probably go out on a limb and say that this line offers some of the best drugstore lipsticks ever. And for me, the best lipstick line from Maybelline. I initially first bought the Mauve1, but when I realized how good it is, I bought the Orange one a week after even if I have a few orange lippies right now - sulitin kasi sale pa rin hehe. I'm personally not a fan of the gradient lip, so I don't get the chance to use this for that effect, so I just apply it as a pure lipstick. And can I just say, application is already easier, since the shape of this lipstick is much thinner, and I get to apply it to some gaps easily. In addiition, I love how pigmented these lippies are! Also, I actually had the opportunity to try some Maybelline lipsticks before, and one thing that I don't necessarily love is the scent. That is why, I'm really glad that the lip gradation lippies doesn't have a scent. Yay :)

I really love lipsticks with orange shades. This one is my new favorite shade right now. 
Meanwhile, the Mauve shade I heard is similar to Mac's Whirl. Haven't tried that shade yet, but what I can say about this is that it's good enough for everyday wear and for job interviews!

Overall, I just really love the lip gradation line and I am just controlling myself not to buy any other shades- maybe if I get a job pretty soon, I'll buy more shades hehe!

Much love,
Nikki

Sunday, July 17, 2016

Sunday routine

Sunday routine from nikki cea on Vimeo.

One morning, I had a chat with my mummy J about the things that I could make a video about and she suggested this one. I have always wanted to make a video of sorts of how one day in my life is so that I could always look back at this day, at this current moment in time ifever I have a different perspective on how to spend my time someday! Honestly, I'm really a habit of creature, and if I do get used to a certain way of doing things, I'll just end up doing it over and over again, leaving little space to go out of my comfort zone. I am slowly changing some things from time to time to challenge myself to leave that zone a bit. Anyway sorry for the silliness of this video, but this would really pretty much give a glimpse of how I am in real life hahaha. :)

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Beauty Buy : Pond's Washable Cold Cream

Growing up in the province, I remember it was such a struggle to find a good product that could effectively remove make-up. One of the reasons that also contributed to the dilemma was that back then, there wasn't a lot to choose from, in the first place. But now, it's a completely different story. There's just many products to choose from, from different brands from different countries. 

My ultimate favorite make-up remover would be Bifesta's Micellar Water. However, when I do need something stronger to wipe out waterproof makeup such as heavy duty liquid lippies, this recent discovery of mine does the job pretty well. Pond's washable cold cream is a product from Japan, but luckily, it's currently available in Watsons :) One of the things that I really love about this is the fact that it contains Witch Hazel, which simply has many uses for the skin.

What I do is that I apply a scoop out a generous amount using a cotton bud/spatula, then place it all over my face. Afterwards, I remove the make-up using cotton, then I wash it off since it's washable anyways. Right after that, I proceed with my usual cleansing routine. Let me be the one to tell you that it's good enough for my liquid lipsticks, which are such a pain to remove! So this product is really worth the price and the jar is really big, so it might take a while before you consume an entire one.
Much love,
Nikki