Saturday, March 29, 2014

Bella Dolce Matte Lipstick

Hi! Everyone.

Hope you're all doing great today!

I just want to share with you my thoughts on this new Bella Dolce Matte Lipsticks from a brand called Fiametta. I love discovering new make up brands that I don't usually see in malls. I first chanced upon Fiametta's kiosk in Starmall Shaw Blvd. I found their Kiosk again in Fisher Mall along Quezon Ave. and got to try one of their matte lipsticks and loved it. Too bad I was in a "no-buy" phase so I wasn't able to get one. 

But it's as if the Lipstick gods (if there's any) were smiling down on me because a few weeks later I received a message from the company saying  that they'd like to send some of their new Bella Dolce Matte Lipsticks for review. (Yes. These were sent to me by the company but I assure you that whatever I say about these are my 100% honest opinion). Here it goes.

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Lipstick 101: How to Shop For Lipsticks


Thanks for dropping by Mom Gone Vain! I hope you're all feeling awesome today!

My friends would sometimes ask my help in buying lipsticks. Of course, I am always very happy and excited to help out because it's a great bonding activity and lipstick shopping always make me giddy! But since I rarely get to go out now, I thought I'd just share with you some of my lipstick shopping tips.

Sunday, March 23, 2014

PRESS RELEASE: Unleash the Art Prodigy in your Child


Did you miss Promil Pre-School’s biggest co-created hand-painted masterpiece? Now, here is your chance to let your child share in outstanding child artist Hamzah Marbella’s exceptional talent in painting.

HamzahMarbella, the youngest member of the Art Association of the Philippines with mom Elma and dadRenato Marbella at the ceremonial first painting of Promil Pre-School’s first co-created hand-painted masterpiece in the recent Imagine-nation event held at Bonifacio High Street, Bonifacio Global.

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Crazy About Lipstick Tag

Hi! Everyone.
“‎Lipstick is really magical. It holds more than a waxy bit of colour - it holds the promise of a brilliant smile, a brilliant day, both literally and figuratively.”

Friday, March 21, 2014

Colour Collection X Bianca Valerio Limited Edition Blush & Contour Duo and Hot Kiss Lipstick

Hi y'all!

I hope you all had a great week. It's been very hot (literally) these past few days here in the Metro. :) Anyway, I wanted to share with you this limited edition make up by Bianca Valerio for Colour Collection which I got from the Hot Hues event. When I saw these in the press kit they gave us, I just couldn't wait to try it and share with you my thoughts on them. Finally, here's what I think about them.

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Super 8 Grocery Warehouse Funfest 2014


Hope you're having a great day!

If you're a bargain-hunter, here's a great event that will surely help you score a lot of great deals and discounts. 

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Four Lipstick Shades Every Woman Should Have


One of the things I learned from Bianca Valerio during Colour Collection's Hot Hues event which I attended last March 1 was that every woman has to have four (4) lipstick shades in her collection. According to her a woman should at least have a nude lipstick, pink lipstick, peach lipstick, a red lipstick in her kit.

Friday, March 14, 2014

Colour Collection Ultimate Wear Lipstick

Hi! How's your week so far? 
I hope you had a great week and have an even greater weekend ahead.

When I got an invitation for Colour Collection's Hot Hues event last March 1 (read about my experience here), I was over the moon because it's a brand known for their quality products and because yes, you guessed it right, I LOVE LIPSTICKS! I am so thankful for the whole experience because I met awesome ladies (Hi! Maica and Karen.), learned from the make up goddess herself, Bianca Valerio, and got to take home lots of goodies including these Ultimate Wear Lipsticks. 

Achieve rich, longwearing color that glides on smoothly and doesn’t fade away easily. Always hydrating and never drying, this high-cushioned lipstick keeps lips moisturized all day, minimizes the appearance of fine lines, and stops feathering to give lips the perfect plumped-up appearance. Slim and handy, with a see through window for easy identification.

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

The Appraisery: Clothes. Collectibles. Coffee


Who would have thought that inside the unassuming old Marikina Shoe Expo, now known as Cubao X to some, is a collection of quaint businesses aside from shoe stores. There's  ukay-ukay, art shops, thrift shops, galleries, restaurants, bars, and a coffee shop. There's definitely a lot of interesting and unique shops inside. Last Thursday, I, together with some of my blogger friends, got to check out a very homey coffee shop called The Appraisery

Monday, March 10, 2014

Wet n Wild Natural Blend Pressed Powder

Hi! Everyone.

I hope you're all feeling great today!

On rare occasions, I post non-lipstick related posts in my blog. Hahaha! I've been posting so much about my lipstick obsession lately so here's a face product review to break the monotony a bit :) You must have seen this as one of my My Jehovah Jireh E-store haul few weeks ago. Read on to know what I think about the Wet n Wild Natural Blend Pressed Powder.

The Natural Blend Pressed Powder  by Wet n Wild is a paraben-free pressed powder made with natural ingredients and infused with vitamins and minerals to nourish skin. Enriched with light-diffusing pigments to help minimize imperfections and provide even-looking coverage.

Friday, March 7, 2014

Press Release | Shop, Learn and Play at Baby and Family Expo PH set in August 2014

BABY & FAMILY EXPO PHILIPPINES 2014, the country's biggest family expo where families love to shop, learn and play is on its 2nd year! The BABY & FAMILY EXPO PHILIPPINES 2014 is a one-stop shop for all baby, children, pregnancy and family needs, happening this coming August 01-03, 2014 at the World Trade Center, Pasay City.

Lipstick 101: Lipstick Finish

Hi Everyone!

With all the lipsticks that cosmetics brand come out with, it can be bit overwhelming and difficult, especially if you're a make up newbie, to know the difference of each lipstick from one another. There are hundreds of different shades in the market today and not all shades appear the same way on your lips as it does in the tube because of the finish.

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Touching Moments with Joy with a Touch of Olay

Hiiiii! Y'all.

How are you all doing? What have you been up to lately?

Because March is Women's Month, P&G celebrates the lives and experiences of women by giving it more importance and thought. This also includes the everyday challenges women everywhere encounter when it comes to doing household chores. Everyday, most women especially mothers have to wash dishes, iron clothes, do the laundry, and clean the house on top of their demanding roles and careers - and that really is Tough Love.

Have the softest hands even with the toughest jobs at home.

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Sample Room and Colour Collection's Hot Hues Event


How are you all doing? I hope you're all having a blast.

Last Saturday, Colour Collection definitely made its mark on me during the Hot Hues event held at Holiday Inn Suites' Oz Bar in Makati City. It was a great afternoon dedicated to beauty as the venue was filled with beautiful women. 

Monday, March 3, 2014

Lipstick 101: Choosing A Lipstick Shade

Hey! Gorgeous gals and hot mommas!

I've had my fair share of "mistakes" in choosing a lipstick. I always get attracted to a certain shade worn by a model or another woman but becomes disappointed when I finally get try it one because it washes me out or is just off against my skin. Some of the women I know who are not very much into lipsticks often tell me that one of the reasons behind their lack of enthusiasm for it is that they have no idea what shade works well for them. They often have a hard time picking out the "perfect" shade that will suit them.

So here are some of the guidelines I gathered to help you choose what lipstick shade will be most flattering and will work great for your skin tone.
To help you find the right shade, you must first know your undertone. Here's a chart to help you identify what undertone you have.

People with warm undertones look best in earth, coral,  orange,  bronze, peach shades.

  • Red lipsticks with brown and orange undertones work great for people with warm undertones. Try M&Co. Long Lasting Matte Lipstick in Brick Red and Ever Bilena Matte Lipstick in Storm.
  • In choosing a nude lipstick, avoid those that are more than 2 shades lighter than your skin tone as it will wash you out. Choose nude lipsticks that lean more towards the peach side. You can try Fashion 21 Aqualicious Lipstick in Arctic Stone or CoverGirl Lip Perfection in Sultry.

  • People with warm undertones can also rock pink lips as long as it's yellow based or peachy-pink shades. Try Fashion 21 All Day Matte Lipstick in Sushi or Nyx RLS in Minimalism.


Those with cool undertones look best with blue, purple, and pink.

  • Blue-based red lipsticks like Fashion 21 All-Day Matte Lipstick in Garnet and Nichido HD Lipstick in Glam Red work well with those with cool undertones.
  • Pinks like Ever Bilena Matte Lipstick in Off Beat Pink or Nichido HD Lipstick in Fetish Pink are great for those with cool undertones.
  • I think rosy-pink / mauvey nudes look great people who have cool undertones - Ever Bilena Matte Lipstick in Mauvey and Maybelline ColorSensational in Make Me Pink.

Make up has no strict rules because it is meant to be fun and enjoyed. These are merely guidelines. The best way to know if a lipstick works for you is to try them on and see if you like how you look wearing it. In case you find testing lipsticks in mall counters gross, these may at least serve as your guide.  


The best lipstick shade for you  is always the one that makes you feel confident and beautiful.
 - momgonevain

I hope you found this helpful. 

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Saturday, March 1, 2014

Why I Love Wearing Lipsticks and Why I Think You Should Too

Hi Friends!

Lipsticks are probably one of the oldest accessories worn by women. As a matter of fact, women in ancient Mesopotamia are believed to have invented lipstick. They used crushed semi-precious jewels to adorn their lips and eyes. Even Cleopatra, the very famous ancient Egyptian queen , made her lipstick from crushed carmine beetles and ants.

Kathrina Sling Bag Giveaway with Chic Armoire

Hi! Friends.

Here's another giveaway for all of you!

Mom Gone Vain and Chic Armoire are giving away this classy Kathrina Sling Bag to one lucky winner!

All you have to do is follow the mechanics below!

Here's how to join!

1. This giveaway is open to PHILIPPINE RESIDENTS ONLY.

2. Complete the easy-to-follow mandatory mechanics via rafflecopter below. Your entries will be considered null and void should you  fail to follow the mechanics. Mandatory mechanics are as follows:
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4. Giveaway will run from March 1- March 31,  2014.

5. One (1) winner will be chosen. The winner will be announced  on April 1, 2014  here in my blog.

Good Luck!


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