Saturday, July 31, 2010

July F❤ves..

how time flies.. its the end of another month again..

my very first fave post..

MAC MSF Petticoat
Maybelline Dream Mat Powder
MAC Girl Boy Brow set
MAC I like it like l/s
Dior Lip Maximizer
DiorShow Iconic Mascara
Coastal scents flat top brush

Hope July was an amazing month for everyone...

What are your July faves?


Friday, July 30, 2010

❤ TGIF ❤

sharing you my outfit tor today..

Its been raining for a couple of days now, and a cardi seemed appropriate..

Zara Cardi
Topshop Tank top & Belt
Lee jeans
Flats from Suelas

Technomarine Watch
Morellato Silver & Onyx bracelet
silver bracelet w/ heart charm
xoxo, wedding & enagement rings
Tiffany & Co necklace (1st pic)


Skin Resurfacing.. Pixel Laser or Glycolic Peel? day 3

Do you have freckles? I do, and i dont like them! I was never a fan of sunblock or any makeup that has SPF until recently. I noticed that my freckles has occupied a large area on my face and that was when I became bothered. I'm a fan of summer and I'm just forced to put some sunblock when I'm in the beach.

So, a few months ago, I went to a dermatologist and she suggested that i undergo Glycolic (chemical) peel. It costs Php3,000/session and you have to undergo at least 6 sessions (once a month) for the freckles/spots to minimize. Aside from Php3,000 a month you also have to buy creams, sunblock, etc which you will apply twice a day. It was very taxing (i use 6 creams in the am/pm) especially in the mornings when you are really in a hurry. And the most annoying part is my face never stopped peeling!

And that was when I decided to consult another dermatologist for a much quicker and less taxing procedure that will minimize (if not eliminate) my freckles. She introduced me to Pixel Laser Resurfacing for the same price of glycolic peel from my former dermatologist.

Comparison between:

Glycolic Peel- A glycolic acid peel is a quick and easy way to improve skin texture, banish scars, marks and other skin imperfections, and fight the signs of aging. Chemical peels remove a micro-thin top layer of skin, ridding skin of damaged cells and treating wrinkles and fine lines, age spots and skin discoloration, and surface sun damage.
                     - Its just a mixture of chemicals/solution which is applied your face and then rinsed off after a few minutes.

Pixel laser- The Pixel Fractional Resurfacing Laser is one of the newest and most effective rejuvenating lasers. Pixel Fractional Resurfacing Laser works by creating thousands of equidistant, closely grouped, tiny areas of skin damage of equal depth, separated by larger areas of normal skin; healing can begin immediately from the intervening intact skin areas. It is an FDA-approved fractional ablative skin resurfacing laser that addresses acne scars, aging skin, wrinkles, folds, loose and redundant skin, M\melasma and stretch marks. One to several treatments may be necessary depending on the condition to be treated and the patient's response to treatment. 
               - The machine looks like this


So here is what my skin looks like before..

After my Pixel Laser Session..(Last wednesday). my whole face turned red

a big pimple below my lip, my derma injected sumthing on it

2nd Day..white spots from pixel turned brownish in color
and after the pimple injection, it became smaller
Day 3:

The good thing about Pixel is you can apply makeup the next day, but I decided not to. And peeling usually happens on the third day.

To sum this up, I prefer Pixel over Glycolic Peel. The results are the same but it eliminates the application of too many creams, and no more continuous peeling. Although the laser procedure hurts more and you will feel a burning sensation (which usually lasts 30minutes) after the session. And that's where the saying " No pain, No Gain" comes in! ☺

Do you think freckles are pretty? Have you tried any skin resurfacing procedure? Was it effective?


Katastrophic Giveaway!

Kat is doing a fantabulous giveaway! make sure you check out her blog here

Congratulations Kat on your growing number of supportive followers! I am one of them now.

I would love to win prize pack B, as the paint pots and eyeshadows released here in my country is very limited and as I already own a MAC 187 brush.. but either way both prizes are fab!

keeping my fingers crossed..


Thursday, July 29, 2010

Review: Netutrogena Eye Makeup Remover

Just recently, I started collecting and using makeups. Apart from good quality makeups, I know that it is also important to look for makeup removers that easily does the job. I came across Ulta and decided to get the Neutrogena Hydrating Makeup Remover (3 fl oz or 88 ml) for $6.36 ( along with Neutrogena Oil free makeup remover, which I will be doing a review soon). So after a few weeks of using it, i decided to share with you my thoughts on the product...

What it Claims: This light, residue-free lotion gently dissolves your hard to remove eye makeup while conditioning your eye area.
The unique formula quickly removes makeup-even waterproof mascara-yet is gentle enough to use daily.  Plus, a replenishing blend of cucumber and aloe extracts helps smooth the look of dry lines and puffiness.  Your skin will look clean and refreshed, feel soothed and hydrated.

Directions: Dispense onto fingertips or onto cotton ball and gently massage over closed eyes.  Can also be used on face for makeup removal.  Tissue off product for maximum hydration. 

I say: This definitely does the job. And sure does remove makeup even waterproof mascara. A small amount goes a long way. I say you just let it sit on your eyelashes/eyelid (if you used waterproof mascara) for a few seconds and rub gently (good for the sensitive eye area). You can tissue it off and no need to wash your face with water. It doesnt dry out your eye area unlike other makeup removers. But as I usually remove my makeup before sleeping, I use this, wash my face using my face cleanser and do the rest of my night routine. You can also use it to remove your face makeup. Also a good thing about this is doesnt make your vision cloudy unlike other oil based makeup removers.

My Rating is:

Price: 9/10
Packaging: 9/10
Performance: 10/10
Bottomline: Recommended

I would definitely repurhcase this makeup remover, but after I have finished everything that I bought (L'Occitane, MAC & Neutrogena Oil Free).

Have you tried this makeup remover? Share your thoughts...


Monday, July 26, 2010

1st day @ Maquillage Professionel by MUFE

So, last Saturday was my first day at Maquillage Professionel sponsored by Makeup Forever. There were only 6 students in the class. Our first lesson was Makeup base and Foundation application. Thought I share with you what I learned.

Step by Step:

  1. Cleanse, Tone but avoid moisturizer if possible ( any brand will do)

  2. Apply All Mat Primer (T-zone)

 3. Foundation Primer - use a primer suitable for your skintone

*4. Corrector - where needed

 5. Foundation

*6. Concealer- where needed, and only where you applied corrector

 7. Lift Concealer - under eyes, where needed

  8. Loose Powder to set the foundation

I learned so much from my first day at MUFE. Although I've been applying concealer and primer before foundation, I didnt know that I have to follow these steps to make my foundation last long and prepare my face for other makeup application.

But if you're in a hurry, you can skip other steps and proceed to Step 5.

I hope you find this helpful. and let me know if you followed these steps and if it worked. You can also share with me tips on how you apply your foundation...


**Makeup Forever pix from

Sunday, July 25, 2010

and the list goes on....

my wishlist...

WishlistFashion Trends & Styles - Polyvore

more makeups
more bags
another pair of Tory Burch Flats
and accessories...

aww..everything pretty and girly...


back to school..and a splurge

Yup! I am back to school that is!

So, yesterday was our (my sis and I) first day. we were so excited and we're glad we enrolled at Maquillage Professionel sponsored by Makeup Forever. The course is about Facial Beauty, Fashion & Photography for Professional Artist. Although, we do not have a formal background/training about makeup, we decided to take this course as this will tackle makeup application for others. The course is 50 hours in total and divided in 12 Saturdays. All you have to do is attend the class and everything will be provided by MUFE (makeups/ brushes, etc). This is great especially if you are just starting..

Btw, this post is picture heavy :)

What I wore yesterday:

Mango Top
XOXO Denim Shorts 
Topshop Studded belt
Steve Madden Sandals
LV Bag

First Lesson was Base/Foundation Application. The instructor discussed the steps on how to apply foundation properly, then a demo, and of course hands-on

My sister and I were partners

After the 4hour class, I decided to go shopping. :) I got....

A pair of Lucky Brand Jeans
(i love the star design on the pocket)

A pair of Topshop Jeans

Grey Cardi  & Off white Cardi from Zara

Shorts from Mphosis

Gucci Flora Gift Set (Perfume, lotion and shower gel)

Rings from Aldo & XOXO
MAC Creme d nude l/s
Loreal trio eyeshadow

So, there you have it...

have a great monday ahead!


Saturday, July 24, 2010

another Friday OOTD

another outfit of the day post from moi ☺.. this is what I wore yesterday in the office, although its always casual friday, I've decided to wear this because I had a meeting and I wanted to look professional.. ☺

a closer look at the shoes...

I didnt wear the very cute slippers, but my friend Sherryl gave it to me and I wanted to show it to cute! i ❤ them!

Dress: Next Petite
Nude Pumps: Nine West

Anyways, I am very excited today, as today is my first day of "school" at Make Up Forever .. will try to take pix later and share them with you..

let me know what you think of the outfit..

I hope you guys are having a great weekend..


Saturday, July 17, 2010

casual Friday

it was Friday yesterday, denims are allowed in the office..

Here's what I wore in the morning:
Top: Massimo Dutti
Jeans: Calvin Klein
Belt/Wedge: Zara
Bag: LV Monogram Montorgueil
vintage two tone earrings (which you cant see in this pic) and necklace from Mexx

and after work:

same top from Massimo Dutti
Denim Shorts: Zara
Belt/Pumps: Zara
Bag: Chanel 2.55 Caviar
same accessories

Hubby and I watched Sorcerer's Apprentice and had few drinks after the movie..

my kind of Friday..

I enjoyed the movie...

later, I'll be going to the province with my sister to visit our dad.. its gonna be a loooong drive

Have a great weekend!



Thursday, July 15, 2010

better late than.. absent ☺

I was late.. again!  but hey, better late than absent right? :D 
I was soooo lazy to get up and wanted to stay in bed longer.

anyways, just a short post on what I wore in the office today.. Nothing special with the outfit though.

ok, so its the same pic, just diff angles :D

Mango dress
Stella McCartney Shoes
Earrings and necklace: Majorica
mesh ring: Tiffany
watch (cant live w/o)
bag: LV Damier Speedy
with very minimal makeup on..



Monday, July 12, 2010

What's In My Bag?

Who's curious to know what's inside someone else's bag (I do! I do!  nosey girl here ☺).. so why not join the bandwagon and do a post of what's in my bag.

So without further delay...

one of my fave bags..
my LV Neverfull MM
(me a big fan of LV, you probably noticed my blog name)

- LV keyholder (attached to the bag)
- MAC black cosmetics bag
- Jim Thompson snakeprint pouches (got this in Singapore)
- LV wallet
- Denman hairbrush
- Rayban LE Aviators
- another black pouch for my toothpaste and toothbrush
- chocolate bar mirror
- alcospray
- black devil rubber keyholder/keys
- 2 cinema tickets (Predators) from the other day
- insurance statement

will probably do a separate post on what's in my makeup bag...

i think thats about it..

Do you think girls have almost the same stuffs in their bags? 

As I've said, me being nosey...I would love to know what's in your bag? would like to see pics.. :)


And we're haulin.

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