Friday, October 31, 2014

Maybelline So Nude Lipstick in NU37

I've been contemplating this for a long time but I finally caved in: I bought my first nude lipstick. And what better way to try it than with Maybelline's Color Sensational So Nude line. To be specific, I picked up the NU37 lipstick, which is a beautiful pink nude that comes with a creamy finish.



When I tried my first swatch of NU37, I knew my search has come to an end. It turns out I was not about ready to fully step out of my comfort zone yet - the lipstick has hints of pink to it for a light and fresh look. I like that the lipstick applies very easily; in fact, it just glides on your lips. The color can be very light though so I had to do a few swatches in order to get that pink glow to my lips. But the good thing is that it does not fade easily. It really does stay on the lips for a long time. 

The only downside is that it has a sticky texture when you apply it. However, I feel like the stickiness helps to give more staying power to the lipstick.



Apparently, the So Nude line is a limited edition and there are only four other shades to choose from. 

Have you tried any of the So Nude lipsticks from Maybelline? If so, what are your thoughts?


 

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

My Favorite Pre-Sale Items

I always love a good shopping deal (who doesn't, right?). And that is why I love shopping at SheInside. The website features a ton of products and several new ones added daily. But there is one feature about the website that I love most - their pre-sale offer! A pre-sale works this way: an item gets major discount (sometimes even half the original price) for a given period of time. The first 20 customers to order gets the biggest discount and then the discount gets smaller as more orders come in. Hence, it provides an added incentive to those who choose to order the items the soonest! I see it's a great deal especially if you are planning to buy an item anyway.

I decided to do a little browsing and found a ton of pieces that I love. I might buy a few of them (if my budget allows) or save them on my wishlist. Go over and see if you like something (click on the photo to learn more about each item):




Which of these items are you lusting after, like me? Have you tried shopping their pre-sale items?



 

Sunday, October 26, 2014

eShakti Dress

Finding the perfect fit is the trickiest part about online shopping. Since I started buying clothes off the internet, it was initially a hit-and-miss scenario. Some fit perfectly while others are way off. And it is a big deal for someone like me who hates the extra work of going to the tailor to make adjustments to the fit. Aside from the added expense, I find it to be taxing work. 

Hence, I was super excited when a representative from eShakti reached out for a collaborative opportunity so I can sample a dress of my choice. This was not the first time that I have heard of eShakti - I've been reading a lot of excellent reviews about the website and it piqued my curiosity. Where else on the internet can you find a shop that customizes the clothing for you? It's like having your own personal tailor and removing the need for guesswork when shopping. 



The first step involves choosing a design and color that you want. Then, you will be asked to provide customization information that include the size, sleeve type, length of hem, among others. Hence, you literally have full control as to how you'd want the dress to look like rather than having to deal with what is offered to you at the shop.

I chose this red empire cut maxi dress. Since I am petite, I opted for the mid-calf length so that the dress would fall right around my ankle and would not be as long as most maxi dresses are. It turned out to be a good choice because the length is just what I wanted it to be. I also love that the back is garterized so that it will fit you nicely regardless of your size around the torso area. 



The only downside that I had experienced with this dress from eShakti is that it can be difficult to put on by yourself. There are also a couple of instances wherein the zipper (located on the side) got stuck as I was about to close the dress. Other than these minor issues, I was very pleased with the dress that I got and would not hesitate ordering again if they can maintain the same quality delivered with this dress.

Have you shopped from eShakti before? How was your experience?


PS: I also wore this same dress to a recent wedding I attended. Here are some photos from the event of me wearing the dress.



 


Disclaimer: I was provided a sample of the dress for review. However, the opinion expressed are completely my own. 
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