#GetLippieTuesday

Happy Skin finally has its very own boutiques in Glorietta 3 and it’s just so pretty!

Sigh. I wish this was the entrance to my boudoir.

Sigh. I kinda wish this was the entrance to my boudoir.

And yup, the place is perfect for selfies, too!

It’s got lots of spots that are perfect for selfies—that’s a must when you’re trying on new makeup!

So basically, you won't really want to leave until you've taken photos and played around with all their products. Hehe!

So basically, you won’t really want to leave until you’ve taken IG-worthy photos and played around with all their products. Hehe!

My favorite little nook is the corner on the far left (where the mirror is). It’s like a little bar where you can sit down and get a “Lips-spection.”

You can take a fun quiz and discover the best lippie for you!

Look for this clipboard! You can take a fun quiz and discover the best lippie for you—fun!

While at the store, I also got to take a look at their 2015 holiday collection. Happy Skin always has fab sets packaged beautifully, so I was excited to see what they’d come up with this year.

This is what I got because I couldn't resist the name!

Ugh, cutesy book sets with makeup inside! How can you resist this??

This set comes with two lippies from the Happy Skin Shut Up & Kiss Me Power Pout Moisturizing Lip Lacquer line. You guys have to see the colors—they’re actually better on your lips than in the tube! Check them out and see what it looks like on me after the jump! Continue reading

A Guest Post For Get Lippie Tuesday!

ED’S NOTE: I have a special treat for you today! Seasoned beauty editor and editor-in-chief of Calyxta.com, Erica Paredes, dishes about FIVE of her favorite lipstick shades. They’re brands that I haven’t tried before and are now available in our market, so it’ll be interesting to see what her take is—especially since her beauty personality is so different from mine! Enjoy! —N.

Working in the industry as a beauty editor and writer for over a decade, I’ve had many “favorite” beauty products come and go in my life. My go-to lip hue is always a nude with touches of pink, and I always stayed away from reds simply because I didn’t think the color suited me.

Can you see me? Shooting a few layouts here for Calyxta.com. Aside from being EIC, I also work as the brand's marketing and sales director.

Can you see me? Shooting a few layouts here for Calyxta.com. Aside from being EIC, I also work as the brand’s marketing and sales director.

Because of my job, I have the opportunity to try a lot of the products that we sell on the site. And lo and behold, out of the five lipsticks I consider my current must-haves, three of them are different shades of red! But let’s start with the more predictable shades that I love.

It's from a brand called Lime Crime and the first shade is called “Babette,”  a matte nude shade with a touch of pink. I mix it with a pink lipliner with a touch of brown and it's an instant fresh looking color for everyday use.

The first lipstick is from a brand called Lime Crime and it’s a pinkish-nude matte called Babette (P995). I mix it with a pink lipliner with a touch of brown and it’s a fresh-looking color for everyday use. I like that it’s sexy without going overboard.

If I want a bit more oomph, I go for Medusa's Make-Up's Lolita. This glossy, berry red doesn't look too dark for daytime and can take you straight to cocktails. It's a good “starter” red for those who aren't used to drawing focus on their lips.

If I want a bit more oomph, I go for Medusa’s Make-Up’s Lolita (P595). This glossy, berry red doesn’t look too dark for daytime and can take you straight to post-work cocktails. It’s a good “starter” red for those who aren’t used to drawing focus to their lips. It’s vegan, too!

Want to see the other sexy lipstick shades? One of them is the exact lip shade that Marilyn Monroe used to wear! Click, click, click for more! Continue reading

Get Lippie Tuesday!

Because I’m a lipstick girl at heart, I’m adding a new section to my blog called Get Lippie Tuesday! This way, I can tell you which lipstick shade I’m currently going gaga over.

My lippie gear! When I have time, I use all of these to perfect my pout.

My lippie gear! When I have time, I use all of these to perfect my pout.

The basics: 
1. Lip balm. I’m using the VMV Armada Moisturizing Lip Balm, P770, to moisturize my kisser. I just like the protective barrier it provides between my skin and the actual lipstick.
2. A spatula. Got this at Landmark. I’m a germ-phobe and don’t like applying my lipstick directly onto my lips if I can help it.
3. A lip brush. Love this retractable lip brush from Real Techniques (P440). After scraping off some product with a spatula, I use this to apply the lipstick for more precision.
4. The lipstick. This week, I’m using the Maybelline Pink Alert Lipstick in POW3. It’s P399.

Umm...somebody doesn't know how to take photos! Haha, everything's in focus except my lips!

Umm…somebody doesn’t know how to take photos! Haha, everything’s in focus except my lips! I’m liking my hair color though ;)

There! My pick for Get Lippie Tuesday! What do you think?

Okay…focus! Here’s my pick for Get Lippie Tuesday! What do you think?

It’s a vivid, bright pink which I l-o-v-e! You can never go wrong with this color…or Maybelline lipsticks, in my opinion. They’re budget-friendly, non-drying, and pack a good pigment punch.

Are you looking forward to next week’s Get Lippie Tuesday? Do you want to see nude, bright, or darker shades? Let me know! ♥

Beauty Directory:
Maybelline Available at personal care stores nationwide.
Real Techniques Available at www.kalmcosmetics.ph
VMV Hypoallergenics Click here for store locations.