Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Kanebo Luster Color Foundation Review

Do you still remember Kanebo's Luster Cream foundation that I reviewed early this year?
Everyone loved the glow it gives and how natural it looks on my skin.
Then came the same "luster" line but this time in Luster Color Foundation, this was put aside for quite sometime because I was busy testing out other products.  Then one day, as I hit the pan on my daily powder foundation, I went ahead and tried this lilac colored powder and my skin was different in a very good way!

The sheer coverage foundation customizes your skin’s impression and enhances a refining effect. Highly selected two colors variations brighten your skin complexion for a graceful look. 

Take note that this has a compact that you can purchase separately, this is just a refill so just in case you have the old Kanebo compact, just purchase this refill.

It comes in 2 shades - Pink and Green.
I got the pink, pink is a soft flushed pink shade that can create vibrant healthy glow.

Can you see the glow it gives on my skin?

AMW says ---

  • Comes with refill so once you're done with this, you can easily purchase a refill and saves the environment and money.
  • Fine-milled powder, feels so soft and velvety on skin.
  • Lasts the whole day for normal and dry skin users.  
  • Does not enhance dry lines or wrinkles.
  • The glow it gives is very subtle and natural.
  • Oily skinned gals can use this without looking oily.
  • Do not expect full coverage.
  • This is more of a skin enhancer as opposed to the name "foundation".
  • Works for fair to medium complexion.  The glow looks more natural for the said skin tone.
Overall, this is a great "finisher".  Instead of using loose powder to set my makeup, I like to use this with a brush and gently dust all over the face, then apply a bit more as a highlighter on key areas like cheekbones, nose bridge and chin.

Overall, this is a great skin enhancer, I love using this as a retouch powder too!

How do you like Kanebo's Luster color Foundation?
Would you pick pink or green?

For more information, like Kanebo Philippines on Facebook and follow them on Instagram.

Keep smilin'
Stay happy!

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

BLK Intense Color Liquid Eyeshadow The Bomb is DA BOMB!

So this tiny tube of liquid eyeshadow is actually turning out to be a favorite "single shadow" and "base shadow" of mine!  Who would've thought applying liquid eyeshadow could be this easy?  And when I say easy, I'm saying this as a regular user --- not as a make up artist!

a photo of BLK Intense Color Liquid Eyeshadow The Bomb review by Nikki Tiu

BLK Intense Color Liquid Eyeshadow 
Shade: The Bomb
Score eyes to envy. Hark back to the brown obsession of two decades ago with this molten eye shadow that comes in two new gorgeously matte, neutral shades: cocoa and brick. The lightweight formula glides seamlessly on the lids, and dries down to a smooth, budge-proof finish. Minimum effort, maximum impact!

a photo of BLK Intense Color Liquid Eyeshadow The Bomb review by Nikki Tiu

Housed in a lipgloss type of packaging with a doe-foot applicator, it is small but for me, it feels just right because a little goes a long way and I'd rather have something in smaller sizes to be able to use them til the bottom until next repurchase!

Monday, December 10, 2018

House Of Luxe On My Lips

 Happy Monday AMW Friends!
Today, I will share my thoughts on Bobbi Brown's House of Luxe collection.  Well, NOT all of them but I was able to try 2 finishes out of 3 from the collection.

Just so you know, there are 3 categories to choose from
1. Luxe Lip Color
2. Luxe Liquid Lip
3. Luxe Liquid Lip Velvet (in matte and high shine finish)

Bobbi Brown Luxe Lip Color in Cheeky Peach 
and Bobbi Brown Luxe Liquid Lip in Barely Nude2

a photo of The Body Shop Luxe Lip Color in Cheeky Peach and Luxe Liquid Lip Review in Barely Nude2 by Nikki Tiu of

Bobbi Brown Luxe Matte Lip Color

a photo of The Body Shop Luxe Lip Color in Cheeky Peach and Luxe Liquid Lip Review in Barely Nude2 by Nikki Tiu of

Oil-infused powders delivers a weightless feel.  Pure matte powder pigments provide vibrant color payoff.  12-hour formula offers a smooth and luxurious texture.

Sunday, December 9, 2018

We Dined at TGI Friday's On a Friday!

No classes, no work last November 30th and we've decided to do some holiday shopping at the same time, bond with the family.

It was packed inside the mall so we've decided to go to the more quiet area of Glorietta which is were Friday's is located.  Ahhh Friday's brought me back to so much good memories.  We were in Senior High then when my friend celebrated her birthday at Friday's!  I had a huge crush on Keith but I felt like he had a crush on someone else (arte ko lang) I remembered giving up that day but this man was actually doing all sorts of "pa-cute" making me hate him even more!  Hayyy those were the days...but I was told on the latter part that it was that very day at Friday's he has decided that he will pursue me (awww, haba ng hair ko!)  

So fast forward to more than 20 years after, we're back laughing our way to the table.

Friday's is known for huge servings and that night, we were actually craving for something close to home!  So it was a pleasant surprise to see Filipino dishes (with a twist) served at an American Restaurant.

Potato Crisp with Truffled Dressing
As much as I would say I love anything Truffled, seriously, I wish they could offer more chips!  Nakakabitin siya for the price.

Three-Meat Platter 
You get 3 types of meat --- grilled chicken, Filipino pork liempo and Friday's pork adobo.
Can I pick a favorite?  I can't, they were all surprisingly delicious even though it looked burnt and otherwise.  Seriously, I can't pick a fave and I'm usually not into grilled chicken but it tastes somewhat like Teriyaki.  The Adobo is another star because it is very tender and you can taste real adobo on every single bite!

I just wish this meat set comes with rice because who can eat all these Filipino favorites without rice?

Overall, I had a great time going back reminiscing at TGI Friday's once again!  Will definitely go back with the family soon!

What's your favorite Friday's dish?

Keep smilin'
Stay happy!

Saturday, December 8, 2018

The Body Shop Holiday Gift Guide

If I am your personal shopper and you want me to help you purchase gifts for a family!  I will go into The Body Shop store and help you purchase these items to make the recipient oh-so-JOLLY!

For His and Hers

Bath or Shower sets are always an option for his and hers.  You can choose from wide range of Fragrance sets from the brand (on photo is the White Musk set).  Aside from that, I love the Spa of the World set too!