Sunday, May 11, 2014

Collective Haul: Pretty Angel Shoppe, Collection Cosmetics & Luxola

Hello loves! This is the post that I scheduled to go out yesterday, so I might as well post it. I just wanted to share with you the items that I recently got for the past week. :)
To be honest, I am currently in makeup ban because I don't have anywhere else to put it, so my partner asked me to stop buying makeup first and invest in a bigger storage. I personally think it makes more sense, since I also have a lot of products that I haven't touched or reviewed yet.

So the items on this post was my last hurrah before going to makeup ban. I will not dive much into detail instead I just wanted to share with you if I like them or not. Please know that this post is not meant for bragging or what not, I just know that people enjoy these kind of posts, I know I do!

Let's start of with the items that I got from Pretty Angel Shoppe. I adore Shirleen, the owner, because she is so sweet and very honest. She also carries a lot of interesting items so you should definitely check her out.
Everyday Minerals 11-Piece Brush Set - When I saw these before, I really want to get them because it has a good mix of face and eye brushes and I think the bamboo handles are so cute. Unfortunately when I had the budget to purchase it, Shirleen told me its already out of stock even with her supplier. Luckily when we met personally last week, she still found a set tucked away and I was able to have it! I really love this brushes; they are super soft and easy to use!
Mistine Dream Lip Tint in Red Aspire - I initially wanted the orange one, but it was out of stock so I got the red one instead. I have heard a lot of feedback on this product and I have to say I really like it! It is my go to lip product as of the moment, because its long lasting and moistuizing.

Naturactor Cover Face in 171 - I already reviewed the Naturactor Concealer/Foundation here but a lot of people are still curious why they have this green one, so Shirleen gave this to me so I can show people how to use it. Basically this is a corrector for redness, so for people with blemishes, rosacea, etc. this is perfect to use under your foundation.
Elizabeth Arden Green Tea and Lanvin Eclat D'Arpege Dubai Testers - Okay, I know you are curious why I bought this, but I am starting to get into perfumes lately and I wanted to try a different scent. My HG DKNY Fresh Blossom is almost empty so I decided to try these testers instead, because they are cheap and they are the same as the original ones, although this was not supposed to be for sale since they are testers. It is also perfect for everyday use since they are cheap. Surprisingly, these 2 suit my skin really well and they are long lasting too! I also got the Incanto Shine Tester but I wasn't able to take a photo of it.

Now let's move on to some of the items I picked up from Collection Cosmetics. If you are not familiar with the brand, it is a well-known drugstore brand in the UK and they just became available here in the Philippines last year.
Fast Stroke Eyeliner in Brown - I am really into brown liners as of the moment so this is just perfect for me. It has a felt tip applicator and dries to a matte finish. Once this liner dries, it will not budget unless you rub it vigorously. I used this today and it was so hot and humid but it stayed all day!

Colour Pro Intense Colour Lip Lacquer in Prom Queen - This is actually a lip gloss and it is pretty pigmented. It is a peachy color and it really looks gorgeous worn alone or on top of a nude/pink/peach lipstick. It lasts long but its pretty sticky and heavy on the lips, that's the only downside to this product. I am not a fan of sticky or tacky glosses, but I will still use this occasionally because of the color.

Lasting Perfection Ultimate Concealer in Light - At last, I got the most raved concealer and hailed MAC Prolong Wear Concealer dupe! I really like this concealer as it really brightens my undereye are and it does not crease on me. I found a replacement to my Maybelline Age Rewind concealer, and I am super happy with this product.

Now let's move on to some products that I got from Luxola. Luxola is a Singapore-based online shopping site that ships worldwide and are known to carry the hottest makeup and skincare products. And even though they ship from Singapore, there is no need to pick it up from the post office as they will ship it straight to your doorstep! That is super convenient for an online shopper like me, that I will be able to shop international brands without going to the post office, paying for someone to open the package for me and all that hassle.

Anyways, here are the items that I got from them.
Maybelline Hyper Glossy Liquid Liner in Navy Blue - If you wanted a glossy liner instead of matte, the Maybelline HyperGlossy Liner is the way to go. I have watches Shaanxo use this on her videos, so I was super curious about it. I chose the Navy Blue color because I already have a lot of black liners and I wanted to try something new. So far I like it, because it is not as harsh as a black liner and it also has some micro glitters which look super cool.

Sleek Face Contour Kit in Light - I just recently learned how to contour my face properly, and I have been loving it since it makes a ton of difference on how I look. I wanted to practice more so I am so happy to get this matte contour powder with a gorgeous highlighter. I already played around with this and I really like the color of this, it suits my skintone really well.
Zoeva #317 Wing Liner Brush - I have never heard of this brand before, but so far I am loving this brush! It reminds me of a MAC brush (not sure what number it is) that has a diagonal cut in it. Its thinner than the Real techniques Brow brush so this is really great in creating a thin eyeliner but I love using this for my brows!
DUO Striplash Adhesive in Clear-White - I have been loving my Red Cherry Lashes and I wear them every chance I get to. I am running low on my LashGrip Clear glue so this is perfect timing.

Mario Badescu Enzyme Cleansing Gel Sample - I have heard a lot of good things about Mario Badescu skincare so I am pretty excited about this.

Luxola Hair Tie - I find this one super cute because it is pink! I have been using this ever since I got it, and it works pretty well. :)
Tweezerman Classic Lash Curler - This is the first time that I got an eyelash curler that has a case and it looks super fancy! LOL! I love that it also has 3 extra pads so I am not worried when I wore the current pad. Usually, when you change the eyelash curler pad from a different brand, it doesn't work as well. I was just planning to get the FS Lash Curler, but I don't think I have to anymore. This work's pretty well on curling my lashes, and I can also curl my lower lashes with this! An absolute love.

And that is it for my haul! Hope you enjoyed it and let me know if you want me to review any of the products mentioned above. Thank you so much for reading guys and I will see you on my next post/review. Goodluck!

-- Maica :)


  1. RaeMay 13, 2014 at 4:06 AM

    Looking forward to your review of the contour kit :D

  2. CJMay 13, 2014 at 7:44 PM

    YESS!! I was really happy to read I didn't have to go to the Post Office to get my shiz. Browsing Luxola now, bye! :D

  3. Maica SaldoMay 20, 2014 at 8:10 AM

    Hahaha! :) I know right, I love that about Luxola!

  4. Ishy CarierMay 24, 2014 at 6:11 AM

    Your blogtitle is misleading.. these are all expensive and not fit for a Pinay in a budget.

  5. Maica SaldoMay 24, 2014 at 8:09 AM

    I am sorry if you feel that way. This post is just actually a haul of items that I got and I am just sharing this, but if you look at all my post I review makeup products that are under 500 pesos, if they exceed that amount and I reviewed them it is because I truly believe that the product is worth its price. Thanks for the comment though! :)

  6. Kia Marg RedondoNovember 8, 2014 at 7:04 PM

    San nyo po nabili yung angled brow brush? Please respond po kasi naghahanap po ako ng angled brushes na stiff. Thanks po


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