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  1. MUG SHOT: MAC X Proenza Schouler Thimbleweed

    July 21, 2014 by pam

    MAC collaborated with fashion brand Proenza Schouler to create a collection for Summer 2014.

    There are four nail polish colors in the collection – Thimbleweed, a pale nude; Bougainvillea, a bright coral; Dayflower, a clean plum and Nocturnelle, a black creme that’s part of MAC’s permanent polish line.

    Today I’m going to show you Thimbleweed.

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    I love the packaging, love the pretty bottle cap.

    Thimbleweed is a pale nude. I’ve said this many times – usually, I’m not crazy about nudes. But I really liked Thimbleweed. It’s pretty, I love how clean it looks. I had no problems with application – I used three coats.

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    You can find MAC Cosmetics at Glorietta, Rustan’s Shangri-la Plaza Mall, SM Mall of Asia, Trinoma, Power Plant Mall in Rockwell, Ayala Center Cebu, Eastwood, Alabang, Rustan’s Alabang Town Center, SM Megamall and SM Aura.


  2. MUG SHOT: BYS Sugar and Sequins sets

    July 21, 2014 by pam

    Today I’m going to show you two fun polish sets from BYS, an Australian brand that has been in the Philippines for a while now.

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    Let’s start with the Sugar set. This set comes in different colors. This one’s called “Sweet As Sugar.” The kit includes a lilac polish, a little pot of multicolored granules and a brush.

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    I followed the instructions. First, I painted my nails. I was impressed by the quality of the lilac polish. It is very easy to apply. And it’s a pretty lilac shade. I used two coats.

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    Then, while my polish was still wet, I dipped my nail into the pot of “sugar.” I was worried that it would be messy but it was not.

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    I used the brush to get rid of the excess sugar on the nails. I don’t have a photo of that because I needed both hands to do it. I wish the brush that came with the set was of better quality.

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    Then I repeated the dip and brush method on my other nails.

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    I really had fun playing with this set. I thought the result was pretty but it’s not a look I’d go for on a regular day. I don’t wear textured nails very often. I find them distracting and end up touching and touching and touching them all day. I will save this for a special occasion.

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    Like the Sugar set, Sequins is also a three-piece kit that includes a polish, a brush and a pot of sequins. It also comes in different colors. This one is called Crown Jewels.

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    This fuchsia-magenta shade is pretty. Great formula. It’s super easy to apply.

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    I dipped my wet nail into the pot of sequins. Also easy-peasy.

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    Dip, brush, repeat.

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    This set was fun too. But I may have ended up with too many sequins on my nails. I’ll go for a thinner coat next time. Also saving this one for a special occasion.

    BYS is available at SM Malls, Robinsons Galleria, Farmer’s Plaza, Greenbelt, Market Market and Ayala Center Cebu. Follow BYS Philippines on Facebook.