Eye of Horus Alternative Smokey Eye Pack Review, Photos, Swatches




After getting the Teal Malachite Goddess Pencil from my last Glamourbox, I knew I had to get more shades. I already have a lot of black eye liner pencils so I searched for “alternatives”. Luckily, I saw this Eye of Horus Alternative Smokey Eye Pack from the Glamourbox Website so I added it on my cart, and the rest was history. It was that time when they had the 20% discount code, so I got the pack on sale, and when it was delivered, I even got a free LA Splash Nail Polish worth Php 180!

This set includes three of their top-selling pencils namely Charcoal ObsidianSultry Serpentine and Nubian Brown. It came in the Eye of Horus Gold Makeup Purse with Tweezers and Cosmetic Sharpener too! The retail price is Php 1,990 (without discount) but the value of the pack is Php 2,955!

You know what? These pencils are currently on SALE individually at Glamourbox! Link HERE!

Let us now take a look!

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Hi Friends! I am an affiliate at Wishtrend.com, and I would like to share the promotions for the month of March! I’ve purchased from them last December (LINK here), and have yet to review what I got but let me tell you that the product is of great quality! I can’t wait to check more products from their site. If you are extra generous, sign up using my LINK! ^_^

So here are the promotion codes:

1. The 10% Discount Coupon for March

Below you will find the coupon code to be used when checking-out while shopping at Wishtrend along with the requirement conditions needed to use this coupon code.

  • Coupon Code: WISHMAR2015
  • Requirement 1: Shopping cart order must be  $55 USD and over to be able to use the 10% off coupon
  • Requirement 2: Coupon code cannot be combined with any other discount or voucher code.
  • Only valid until the end of MARCH 2015

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MAC x Toledo Collection Spring 2015 Lipsticks in Oxblood and Sin!



Isabel and Ruben Toledo lend their vibrant eye for fashion and art to a collection of irreverent colour designed to inspire endless play. -MAC Website

I admit that I am a sucker for packaging! When MAC Cosmetics released this limited edition Isabel and Ruben Toledo Collection, I knew I have to get them, especially the lipsticks! Lo and behold, carefreeshopper sold it before the collection hits Manila, Philippines, so I got two shades of lipsticks. (FYI, a lot of stocks are left at carefreeshopper, as of today!)

I haven’t worn them for a full day, but if you are familiar with MAC’s matte lipsticks, then you know the drift. Let’s now take a closer look!

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Press Release: MUNI Market Day!

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MUNI Market Day promotes healthy, sustainable living with a fun, community vibe

Now on its 3rd run, MUNI Market Day continues to bring together mindful merchants and conscious consumers, this time on March 28, 2015, 9AM-5PM at Capitol Commons. True to its mission of providing not just an avenue for sellers, MUNI Market Day continues with its goals to educate guests on how to introduce healthier, more sustainable options into their lifestyle.

Apart from feasting on wholesome food and buying local or eco-friendly products, interested attendees can sign up for workshops on Urban Farming by Bahay Kubo Organics, Plant-based Nutrition by The Superfood Grocer, Vegan / Gluten-Free Cooking by Jertie’s Kitchen, and Indoor Planting by The Green House Project. Also, one of the unique draws or highlights of MUNI Market Day is the selection of musicians who bring a lot of good vibes throughout the event.

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MAC Mehr is my Everyday Pink!



It is hard to be addicted to MAC lipsticks because once you tried a tube, you’ll want more!!! MAC lipsticks come with a lot of shades, and they have different finishes that you can imagine; matte, lustre, amplified, retro matte, satin, cremesheen and frost. Matte and cremesheens are so far my favorites.

Together with MAC Velvet Teddy lipstick, I bought the MAC Mehr lipstick on a whim. It is a shade that I can wear everyday. It fills my pale lips with color that is not over the top. MAC Mehr is a blue-toned medium pink, with a matte finish. It is soft, creamy and glides effortlessly. It sets and stays for a long time even after eating or drinking with slight fading.

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Mikki Galang x Inglot Colorplay Workshop

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Last FEB 21, 2015, I got invited as one of the participants of the Mikki Galang x Inglot Colorplay Workshop at the Inglot Store, SM Megamall. It was my second makeup workshop ever. It was an exciting day for me because it was my first time to meet Mikki Galang. I am her fan ever since I followed her blog, mikkigalang.com (formerly Break My Spell). Not only does she blog about beauty, but she also posts about fashion, tips and tricks, and travel! Her beautiful photos also draw me to her blog often.

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Plump Cheeks (First!) Commenter of the Month!

Hi Everyone!

I have never done a Commenter of the Month on this blog, and it’s high time that I do. I appreciate everyone who reads my blog, and leaves helpful comments that help me improve. I am not a writer, nor do I blog to earn a living (I wish!), but to give inspiration from what I share, is what keeps me rolling!

For this month, I want to give a Real Techniques modern natural makeupkit, $25 + a pointed liner brush to a reader who leaves helpful comments for me or for anyone. I don’t go for frequency but more on the quality of the comment, so everybody has a chance to win!


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EOTD: “Eye Contact” + Glamourbox “Eye of Horus” Exclusive Unboxing!

I can’t live without eyeshadows anymore! I look more alive and prettier when I have them on, even when I am just wearing some neutral shades. If you follow me on Instagram @plumpcheeksblog, you already know that I take a selfie almost everyday not just because I am vain (haha!), but to share my makeup of the day! I usually get inspirations from Pinterest, or Instagram based on the shade of my lipstick.

Before I share my latest EOTD, I want to share my latest unboxing. About two weeks ago, I received my Glamourbox “Eye of Horus” exclusive box. This box contains five full-sized items, which I got for only Php 695! It is very affordable box because the eyeliner alone costs Php 990. I think that it is still available from their website if you want one! Click HERE!



The theme of this box is “Eye Love It!” which obviously focuses more on how to define the eyes. Come unbox with me and see my EOTD!

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The 90’s trend: MAC Velvet Teddy!



Bright and bold lipsticks are my favorites! I find that wearing them flatters my skin tone really well, and they make me feel extra glamorous. However, the 90’s trend is in, and a lot celebrities and beauty vloggers are wearing browns, nudes, and beige lip colors with their makeup looks. Aside from that, overlining the lips is popular too which I am not really into. I rarely wear lip liners and I don’t really want to look extra pouty. Hehe.

One of the most popular lipstick shades that I hear a lot of is the MAC Velvet Teddy because of “Kylie Jenner” who I think wore it a lot on her Instagram page. Other MAC products that she wore were MAC Lip Pencils in Whirl, and SoarMAC Velvet Teddy is a “deep-tone beige” on the MAC Website, and retails for $16. Unfortunately, this shade is not sold in the local counters of the Philippines. I bought mine from @chiccosmetics when they had it is stock, for Php 850, if I recall correctly.

Let us now take a look!

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Collective BeautyMNL Makeup Haul!

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We all love hauls, don’t we? :-) Last year, a new online shopping website launched called BeautyMNL. The happy makeup hoarder in me rejoiced because I can now easily buy MORE makeup that I want with just a few clicks. Some of the brands they offer are not widely available so this website is really a heaven-sent for all beauty junkies like me!

Our Magazine provides fun and insightful articles tailor-fit to the Filipina’s lifestyle, whether it’s finding a good sunscreen for Philippine weather or the best shade of red lipstick to match your skin tone. With the help of our celebrity gurus, we bring you tips, easy how-tos, and great beauty trends you can actually rock in the tropics (promise).
Our Shop, on the other hand, makes everything we talk about immediately accessible to you. We’ve partnered with makeup mavens, skincare savants, hair authorities, and so many other brilliant beauty magicians that we know you’re going to love. Our curated assortment of products lets you stock up on beauty staples, and even get your hands on buzzy miracle cures like Moroccan Argan oil and Korean snail cream.

So in BeautyMNL, you can shop for both high-end and drugstore items easily and most of the time, for a discount. I also love that you can get 20% off your first purchase, and they also ship nationwide.

I didn’t readily buy from the website because the package usually arrives in a plastic pouch instead of a box. I think they are trying to save up for packaging. I fear that some items won’t be well protected if they are only in a plastic pouch. I hope that they will improve on that in the future.

All of the items were not bought at the same time, just to put it out there. Let us now see what I got! :-)

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