Thursday 16 July 2015


Apologies if I'll start on a rather slow note compared to my usual bubbly one. I am not on my tip top shape today because... JET LAG! Ohhh, I hate that thing with passion. So much hatred, that I took some time to get to know the culprit more from Mr. Google:

Jet lag is a chronobiological problem similar to issues often induced by shift work and the circadian rhythm sleep disorders. When travelling across a number of time zones, the body clock (circadian rhythm) will be out of synchronization with the destination time, as it experiences daylight and darkness contrary to the rhythms to which it has grown accustomed. The body's natural pattern is upset, as the rhythms that dictate times for eating, sleeping, hormone regulation and body temperature variations no longer correspond to the environment nor to each other in some cases. To the degree that the body cannot immediately realign these rhythms, it is jet lagged. (SOURCE

I've flown from London to Manila last Saturday and 5 days after, I'm on my 3rd Ponstan (Mefenamic Acid). Not a good situation to behold, I know but... yeah! Thing is, UK is 7 hours behind PH and adjusting my time zone eastbound is crazier compared when I'm going from PH to UK. Okay, that's fine. Inhale, exhale. This too shall pass. (^.^)

After a looooong introduction, let's go to some happy thought. Story goes: one lunch break I decided to go outside and savour some sunlight. Next thing I know I was in Superdrug and swatching this awesome eyebrow pencil.

Rimmel is one of the popular makeup brands in the UK. They have so many promising products but this specific eyebrow pencil caught my eye. I was never a fan of eyebrow pencil because I have a preconceived notion that my brows will look like a tatoo if I applied one. I was wrong.

First, the price. It's £2.99 (and since most UK beauty stores are always on buy 1 get 1 in 50% less, you'll have another price slash if you happen to buy another Rimmel product). It's about Php 210, if converted. Next, the consistency. On my swatch above, the top one is the 'brushed' version. Lower one is how the product looks like when you stroke it lightly. I got mine in Hazel 02 shade.

Tip: Apply the tip ever so lightly. Since the product has a toilet brush, comb your brows to blend in the color. You can also slather a thin coat of a brow gel to make sure your brows will stay in place.

Another thing is, the colour doesn't transfer. I was weird enough to wipe my fingers through my brows to check if it would smudge but nope, not even a particle got into my hands. Lastly, this beauty lasts the whole day! No need to retouch! No wonder this is being raved about by many.

On to my wishful thoughts.

Hazel fits my skin and hair colour but I wish there are more shades to choose from. Also, I'm not a fan of sharpening any kind of pencils. Since grade school, the moment mechanical pencil and magic pencil became popular, boom! I'm sold! You get the drift. But hey, that's not a deal breaker to be fair. I can twist, turn and sharpen this gem once or twice a month!

I will definitely repurchase. Not sure about the colour because I plan to change my hair colour in time for autumn. Let's see. Overall, this is one good discovery! -CMK


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