The Style Mermaid by Kisty Mea

The Style Mermaid | Kisty Mea • Sephora Color Daze Blockbuster
Eight months later, and a dozen of skin care products, I finally made a proper review about last year’s limited edition palette from Sephora: The Color Daze Blockbuster Palette. 
This is an ideal starter set for people who wants to try make-up but don’t know where to start, or make-up artists who are still trying to build their portfolio/has insufficient budget. This limited edition is worth S$69/PHP2300 and it includes:
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64 Waterproof Eye Shadows
12 Longwear Cream Eyeliners
6 Eye Top Coats
6 Lip Top Coats
48 Lipglosses
3 Blush
6 Multi-Purpose Cream for Eyes, Cheeks, and Lips
3 Multi-Purpose Luminizer
3 Makeup Brushes
Mirror
This is what the palette looks like when closed; a simple cube with a latch on top. It’s pretty lightweight but doesn’t come with any handles though. I like that it’s in the shaped of a cube because I wouldn’t have to worry if I decide to bring it during my travels. 

Then it expands like this: 

Magic in a box!

The nude/natural colors

The rest of the eye shadows and luminizers at the edge.

The 48 lip glosses that I don’t use, sorry. And at the end are the blushers.
The palette comes with three brushes but the quality is so awful. Don’t even bother using them. 
The focus of this review are the eye shadows because my eyes are my favorite facial feature. :) I really like the colors, they look so pretty and so pigmented. But they look dull and unnoticeable when applied on my eyes. :(
I browsed Pinterest for eye make-up inspiration, and ended up with the following results:

A mixture of the blue eye shadow palette. I applied the blue vigorously but still missed some spots. :( 

Purple and orange/rosie eyeshadow. I don’t know what it’s called, there were no labels. 

Ombre eyeliner. Different colors in both eyes, to see which one would stand out more.
What do you think? 
VERDICT
I like that this palette is affordable; you get a lot for S$69/PHP2300! But if it’s only going to give me unsatisfactory result, the I might as well splurge the money somewhere else. Anyway, I found out that Zalora Philippines has a wide range of beauty products for as low as $5/PHP200! They even have a BB Cream that’s worth PHP50! 
But it’s still is a great palette for beginners. When I used this, I was having a “Oh, I can totally do this” or “This technique works!” moment since I don’t apply makeup very often. 
Sephora Blockbuster Palette: Hit or Miss? Hmm… Probably a miss.
Disclosure: I purchased this palette last year. Since it’s a limited edition, this palette is no longer available in any Sephora stores. 

Sephora Color Daze Blockbuster

Eight months later, and a dozen of skin care products, I finally made a proper review about last year’s limited edition palette from Sephora: The Color Daze Blockbuster Palette. 

This is an ideal starter set for people who wants to try make-up but don’t know where to start, or make-up artists who are still trying to build their portfolio/has insufficient budget. This limited edition is worth S$69/PHP2300 and it includes:

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The Style Mermaid | Kisty Mea • Sephora Make-up Haul + Review
As mentioned in my Kiehl’s post, I had to kill time before the company annual dinner. Knowing myself, if I go to stores like Kinokuniya, Kikki.K or Topshop, I’ll end up bringing something home. I didn’t really want that, so what did I do? I went to Sephora and spent an hour and a half trying different products.
The good news is that I didn’t buy anything on that day. The Bad News? Well, I couldn’t get these products off my mind. So I went back a few days later and splurged. ;__; I have no regrets though because I really like these products. :)
I’ll be doing a separate review of each MAC lipsticks I have throughout the month, so you better watch out for that. In the meantime, here are my thoughts about the Benefit Erase Paste concealer and Sephora Blush. 
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Benefit Erase Paste
I have a love-hate relationship with this product. It does the job but it can cake up easily. It’s also very creamy and rich in texture. It blends really well, too! It also comes with a spatula, which is a godsend, because I really don’t want to dip my fingers in there. As far as I know, you can only choose three shades and this is the No. 2 Medium. 

Sephora Rose Petal 08 Blush
There’s not much to say about this product. I wanted a blush that’s pink but barely noticeable when applied to my skin. I’ve checked NARS to see their collection and haven’t liked any of them (plus, most are out of stock and it’s pricey!). This matte-finish blush only cost me S$20 and it does the job. :) 

Sephora Make-up Haul + Review

As mentioned in my Kiehl’s post, I had to kill time before the company annual dinner. Knowing myself, if I go to stores like Kinokuniya, Kikki.K or Topshop, I’ll end up bringing something home. I didn’t really want that, so what did I do? I went to Sephora and spent an hour and a half trying different products.

The good news is that I didn’t buy anything on that day. The Bad News? Well, I couldn’t get these products off my mind. So I went back a few days later and splurged. ;__; I have no regrets though because I really like these products. :)

I’ll be doing a separate review of each MAC lipsticks I have throughout the month, so you better watch out for that. In the meantime, here are my thoughts about the Benefit Erase Paste concealer and Sephora Blush. 

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Sephora Beauty Haul

When it comes to my skin, I guess it’s safe to say that I’ve been very fortunate. At age 23, my skin remains soft and not one scar in sight (except for my appendix operation but I don’t count that as a scar but rather, a 72-hour miracle). I am, however, was cursed with fine lines. Sometimes, when I look at the mirror and I see these lines and stretch marks, I just feel horrible and old and ugly. How to solve this? Retail beauty therapy.

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Soap and Glory’s Wish Upon A Jar

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