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The Rant of a Skincare-holic

I am one of those people who are obsessed with skincare and to be honest, I do not know how to maintain this obsession because I keep on losing funds. HAHA. It isn't a joke. It is really expensive to invest in those products but I always feel that it's all worth it because I'm investing for my skin and it is for the long run. I prefer skincare over makeup products a. nd would definitely invest my time and money in it.
 
Since I can't keep up with all that's happening with the skincare world (my funds won't let me do so) , I then often join giveaways and such to somehow covered the expenses of buying the current skincare products release in  the market, that is if I'm given the chance to win.
 
 
It is just like needing to test out online casinos. You first test and gamble your time to discover if you are winning and if you do, more time and  energy will be used in joining  such  games. Just like what I do in those skincare giveaways. I also gamble my time and energy but there's no assurance if I will win in the end. Still, I take chances in gambling because it will somehow take me there, to those winnings I am yearning for.
 
I remember those days when I started betting my time in joining giveaway. I spent a lot of time in my day and I only got a little to nothing in return. But I still do it. Why? It is because I am still holding to the little percentage of winning and I like the joy I feel whenever I win.
 
So if you'll ask me if gambling is for me, then yes. I will gamble until I get what I want.

What Should You Look for in a Quality Pair of Ripped Jeans?



Sometime in the 90’s, grunge was born as the underground music movement that shaped a generation (TY Nirvana!). Little did people know that grunge was soon to have its very own look and inspire the fashion industry, becoming the uniform for cultured-cool with a hint of bad-ass angst in the mix. What are the telltale signs of grunge fashion? Aside from Kurt Cobain tees, big in the ‘too cool to care’ look was the distressed trend on denimwear.
 
Albeit an old fashion trend, distressed jeans have been immortalized as cool pants no matter what demographic they are worn by. Appropriate for casual and nightwear, these versatile bottoms are a must-have for any fashion girl!
 
Considering getting a pair for yourself? You’re in good hands, as we are going over the key markings of a quality pair of ripped jeans.
 
1. The right amount of distressed shredding
 
 
We have to give it to the style pioneer who decided a few shreds on jeans were cool to see on the streets. You can tell a good pair of ripped jeans apart from those that easily break at the seams (literally) from the amount of shredding done on the pantleg. Go for a pair that has shredding but has strong threads that won’t bore a hole during the first wash.

2. Loose fit in the calf area
 
 
Achieve ultimate cool-girl status by choosing ripper jeans that have just enough breathing room in the calf area. E! Online shares that ripped jeans won’t look any good if you're too short or too tall for the "regular" styles. Keeping an allowance around the calf area will allow your body to adjust and the ripped details will fall flatteringly on either your knee or lower thigh, for a cheeky flair on your jeans. 
 
3. Less holes, more panels
 
 
BNY Jeans advises that while huge rips and holes are certainly head-turners, this is very daring style, and is extremely hard to pull off. Instead of buying a pair of overly ripped jeans (and fall victim of looking like a hobo), settle on a pair that is still wearable and strikes the balance between edgy and high-fashion. 

4. Faded coloration


 Denim wash has always been a favorite undone statement for fashionistas across the globe. Make sure your ripped jeans have a denim wash coloration to stay true to real grunge fashion. Washed out jeans are also good canvases! Stitch Fix shares that light wash jeans can be a base for adding your favorite on-trend piece such as a designer buckle belt, iron-on patchwork, and more.

Keep up to date with the latest fashion trends and tips! If you want to read more about the latest fashion on Cute and Dainty click here to be inspired by some of our interesting posts.

Review: Matte in Detail Liquid Lipstick

National Lipstick Day has passed few weeks ago and I wasn't able to share my own lipstick collection (tho it's not that much) because I was so busy and got no time to write nor update my socmed during those times. When I was checking on my lippies recently, I discovered some of the liquid lipsticks I got from Detail Makeover. I got a lot of shades on these batch but gave some away to friends and family before I even used them because it was BOGO last time I got them.

 
These were my first from the brand and I just discovered them from a makeup group. I wasn't even familiar with the brand before but I was convinced to get some for myself because they have a BOGO promo that time. 

I got a lot of shades but the remaining ones are Sabrina, Naima, Rhea, Krysle and Mitchiko. I only had 5 left to review because I gave them away already. Let me share them to you one by one.


 
Sabrina - This is a plum shade that can easily glide on the lips. Hard to blend though as it tends to get patchy so prime your lips first for smooth application.

 
Naima - This is close to magenta and also easy to apply on the lips. Might feel a bit drying so a balm underneath and on top of it won't hurt. I find this blendable so it's easy to use for casual occasions.


Rhea - Dusty rose in a light pink shade. I find this difficult to apply and I feel that it doesn't suit me. My lips feel tacky and it tends to patch.


Krysle - Medium nude brown shade which is easy on the lips. I find this easy to wear and also applicable for daily use. Still feels drying as a stand alone product so a balm underneath is still needed.


Mitchiko - Medium pink shade which tends to get tacky when not handled properly.


All of their applicator are doe-foot type and they all smell like melon to me. In my own opinion, all of this looks good on the lips provided that there's a need to use a balm underneath or your option if you put something on top of it. But if you're brave enough to use it as a stand alone product, be ready for the drying feeling once it sit on your bare lips. It is really matte that's why it feels dry when used alone.

Yay for me! (。◕‿  ◕。) 
  • Bought it on sale for BOGO for P225.00. Not a bad deal!
  • Available in different shades
  • Smells melon and I think it's a plus point for me
  • Pigmented
  • Long-wearing.
 
Nay! (。◕︵◕。)
  • I bought it at Cosmetix Unlimited and their stall on Robinsons Starmills closed already so I do not know where to get ow. I think online shop is the best option.
  • Really feels dry on bare lips. There is always a need for a balm. I  am a lippie person and most of the time, I just put lip products and I'm good, but for this, I really can't last an application without a balm.
  • There are shades that are difficult to apply.
  • Some shades tends to patch.
Price: Buy 1 Get 1 for P225.00
Bought from: Cosmetix Unlimited - Robinsons Starmills
Size: 4.2 g.

So if you are looking for a budget-friendly lippie that is long-wearing and pigmented, then I suggest to get this. However, if you are the type that just like to swipe a product in your lips, well, I already gave you a warning that it might get drying on the lips.

Overall, I like the product because they are available in different kinds of colors and it's very-pigmented. My only issue though is that it is really very drying for me. I am the type of person that always do quick touch-ups during work so this is really not for me. Sadly, I will not repurchase.

Have you tried the brand? Any thoughts?