Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Product Reviews x3!

I missed blogging! And I missed all you guys! I’ve been very ill since Sunday. It’s terrible. I haven’t been that sick in a while. I guess it’s the cold and stress (from annoying people) that’s been triggering my PM. I was asleep the whole day last Monday. I only woke up for meals and showers then went back to bed again. On Tuesday, practically did the same although found the strength to go out, see the doctor and pay some bills. I asked mum to go with me as I was very weak. We were out for only a few hours but I felt so tired afterwards. I’ve been meaning to write but lifting my fingers to the keyboard takes so much effort. On days when I have an attack, all my limbs get too heavy (or maybe I’m too weak. hehe) so I just stay in bed to avoid accidents.

Anyway, let me get back to the blogging world by giving you 3 product reviews. Remember that press kit at the Estee Lauder event?

estee lauder press kit, by bitsandtreats

It contained:

estee lauder press kit contents, by bitsandtreats
Facial wash, Pure Color Lippy, Toner and Pleasures Bloom!

I’ve already finished up the toner. Nothing spectacular there. I was able to use it for a month or so. It’s no different from my Nivea toner. It actually almost smells the same. My skin tone/texture/appearance was still the same even after using it everyday for a month. The appearance of pimples was not lessened. I wouldn’t buy a whole bottle of this as it’s expensive and other more affordable toners work just fine or even better.

I haven’t tried the facial wash yet as the size is so convenient for travelling and we’re going to do just that very soon!

As for the Pleasures Bloom, it’s a nice fruity-floral scent but I think I like the original Pleasures better. According to EL, the Pleasures perfume has been updated to feel more contemporary and playful, more vibrant and carefree.

I personally think that it’s more suited to a mature audience. I think the original Pleasures is more playful and carefree.

I’m glad to say that it didn’t trigger my rhinitis even if I accidentally apply too much. The scent also lasts a very long time, even after I shower and sleep. I can still smell it on my wrist the morning after. It also lingers on my clothes even after washing with Tide! I may purchase a full sized bottle of this and the original Pleasures once my Ferragamo Charms runs out.

As for the lipstick:

estee lauder pure color crystal lipstick in crystal baby, by bitsandtreats

estee lauder pure color crystal lipstick in 301 crystal baby, by bitsandtreats

Staying power is not great for an expensive lipstick. It barely survives a commute and no trace of color is left once I eat. I don’t lick my lips often because I know they will dry out even more. It’s a nice (very) natural shade though:

estee lauder crystal baby pure color lipstick swatch, by bitsandtreats

estee lauder pure color crystal baby swatch on lips, by bitsandtreats
No-lipstick lipstick look

I swiped some Nivea Angel Star first to support the color otherwise you wouldn’t see the color at all. The EL Pure Color lipstick doesn’t make my lips dry. It doesn’t taste nor smell weird. It would have been great if it was highly pigmented and stayed longer. I have to layer on different colors for it to show well.

I’m still not 120% better but I’m getting there so you’d have to excuse me if I don’t blog. = ) That just means I’m in bed. On another note, what is up with Sleepasil? Or me, for that matter. I got immune to it on day 2! Day 1 was great, had a nice sleep but when I took it the next day, I woke up in the middle of the night and couldn’t go back to sleep. I guess I really have a high immunity to meds.


  1. get well soon. stay beautiful as ever. love abundantly. eat like a queen. exercise when you have to. give when you have excess. stay in touch. :)

  2. thank you cafemobility! i may have a problem with eating like a queen as sometimes i eat like a construction worker. hahahaha! and I don't have problems with exercising and giving. giving is one of my favorite words of all time. I will stay in touch! glad to hear from you!

  3. eeeeeeeeeeee! hiya! I read first your private message in my facebook first. Anyways, Traveling again, tagaytay na! hehehe.

    I love the color of the lipstick, but it looks very nude, perfect with smokey eyes I think.

    Let's de-stress sa Noel bazaar, hehehe. For now, all I could do is pray for your health always always. I know you eat healthy already. So just take care and yes keep in touch ;)

  4. @Kitten: I don't use it very often nga kasi parang di rin ako nag lipstick!

    thanks, thanks!



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