Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Retail Therapy..

Hello ladies!

 I did a lot of shopping last week and yesterday was a holiday here so we spent the day at the mall which was a really bad idea. I apologize if I'm boring you with all this haul posts.

I know in my last post I said that I need to stop shopping. But, I cant..There's something about makeups, clothes and accessories that weakens my will power. Or maybe, I just need to try harder..Have you experienced the same?

Anyways, here are the few things I got..
multi strand faux pearl necklace - PhP300 approx. $6
I like this one except for the grey flower pin (which can be removed)
another fax pearl necklace- PhP400 approx. $9
grey cotton shirt
After posting all my hauls (3 more :D), I promise i will post something that will be of more interest to you. Like finishing all the swatches I promised. I have several posts lined up but if you have requests or ideas that you want me to do next time..then, please lemme know. I would really appreciate it ☺


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Monday, August 30, 2010

MAC Haul


After my MUFE haul, I cant stop myself from checking out MAC counter..which was a bad idea!

It resulted into this...


MAC 168 angled brush
MAC 188 duo fibre brush
Peachykeen blush
eyeshadows




I need to stop shopping. NOW.


Did you purchase anything from MAC?


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Friday, August 27, 2010

beauty is in the eye(shadow) of the beholder ☺


I know, my title is weird :D but I want it to be a little different ☺

Anyways, after applying primer, let's move on to something with more color.. EYESHADOWS! 

These are all from NYX


As you can see, majority are neutrals. 

Sorry if the cases are dirty, one (Kiwi) was broken when it arrived. But thanks to youtube, I got it fixed and it looked new again! :)

My fave color- glitter/frosty
Rock- shimmer
Taupe- sheer/frosty
Aloha- frosty/shimmer

Sahara- frosty
Kiwi- frosty
Deep Charcoal- Metallic

There are so many colors in nyx's website, and I want all of them! :)

Been meaning to get the shadow palette from NYX, do you suggest it? Which palette?

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Thursday, August 26, 2010

8 Questions

I was tagged by Wendy to do this post. Another fun post for me..


Here are her questions and my answers:



1. If your bags were packed by the door right now for a vacation, where would you choose to go? 
    ☺ I am a beach person, So im thinking Carribean maybe, but Japan is also in my list. Im torn hehehe

2. What is one TV show that you can watch over and over?

    ☺ Im not really a TV person, i mostly watch MTV or Smallville before. But now, i am always tuned in to news programs. Could this be a sign of ageing? hehe

3. What is one song that you absolutely cannot stand right now?

    ☺ Nothing in particular actually, I just listen to new ones more often

4. Who would play you in a movie about your life?

    ☺ It would probably be Anne Curtis, she's a local artist and many of my friends say that I have a resemblance to her (which I don't notice at all, ishe is so pretty) plus the fact that I love her fashion sense. And she is my fave.


5. What is one thing that people rave on about that you thought was actually horrible?

     ☺It would be St. Ives Apricot scrub. But I dont really consider it horrible. Its just that it doesnt work for my skin. The first time I used it, my face was so red. But it didnt go to waste, as I am using it now as a body scrub which actually works for me. :)

6. What color would you never paint your bedroom?

     ☺ This one's very easy, I'd say anything neon.

7. What is one article of clothing that you wouldn't be caught dead in?

     ☺ I would say leather pants :D, no offense to those who wear them. Some look good with it, but I dont think it would look good on me.

8. What is your favorite book?

     ☺ Used to be Twilight Series :D but since I am into make up now, it would be Bobbi Brown's Makeup Manual.




MY QUESTIONS:


1. Who is your fashion inspiration?
2. What's one thing you can't live without?
3. What's the most memorable holiday for you and why?
4. Your greatest accomplishment?
5. One action/mistake you regret doing?
6. One staple make up item?
7. Who inspires you? Why?
8. Tell me something about yourself. (i would love to know more about you) :)


I TAG:


Carrie
Kat
Adrienne
Alice
Sabra Rose
Donna
Steph
xDiamondsandsPearlsx


and all those who want to do this..


Thanks again Wendy! :)


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*images from google

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Make up forever!


Hi girlies!

I've done several post about swatches, but were gonna have a short break again from that. And this time I'll be sharing with you the products I purchased at MUFE last week.

This is probably just another makeup haul. But this is special because this is my first make up haul from Make Up forever.

The products are more expensive than MAC, but I think its worth it.

Been wanting the concealer palette for so long so when the stocks arrived, I immediately grabbed it.


Clockwise:

Professional Concealer Palette
Matte Powder
All Mat Primer
Start Powder
Lift Concealer
Sculpting kit

Sponge (1st Pic)- must have for me! great for buffing foundation, primers, concealers etc. Its not like the ordinary sponge that absorbs too much product. And it's so soft.


Another item I planned on getting is the brow corrector in 0, unfortunately it was sold out in all MUFE counters in just an hour.


I've tried these products already as we are using these in our classes. And I think, these items are must-haves! And since I'm a student of MUFE, i get 15% lifetime discount for all cosmetics anywhere in the world! :) Great isn't it?

I have another MAC haul, which will be posted this week or maybe next. So, stay tuned..

Do you have any fave product from MUFE that you would recommend?


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Monday, August 23, 2010

its Prime time!


After focusing on the lips, its time that we move on to the eyes.. What better way to make your eyeshadows last longer without creasing is to apply a primer.

NYX actually has 3 primers, in different shades for different purposes.



White- Apply before eyeshadows for 100x's vivid color.

Skin tone - Apply before eyeshadow to hold, intensify, and make eyeshadow last longer.

Pearl- Apply before eyeshadows with pearl and iridescents for a 100x's pearlized effect.


Got it for $7 each.

Will see how it performs, and will let you know what I think.

Stay tuned for more swatches...

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** some pix were taken from NYX's website

4 Things tag!


I got tagged! ☺
I think "tag posts" are fun! a fun way to know the bloggers more. 
Thanks FashionableAddict for tagging me!


4 Things In My Bag
I have more than 4 things in my bag, but i'll just list down the most important ones
1. wallet
2. keys (house/car)
3. make up bag
4. mobile phone

4 Things I found in my purse
1. credit cards/ atm
2. driver's license
3. discount cards from shops
4. several receipts :)

4 Favorite things in my bedroom
1. Makeup case :)
2. OSIM massage chair
3. wardrobe, its part of my t&b, but its inside our room, so that's still counted
4. my laptop

4 Things I've always wanted to do
1. skydive
2. surf
3. travel the world :D 
4. own a beach house

4 Things I'm Currently in to
1. bags :D
2. laser hair removal
3. Starbucks' Iced white chocolate mocha
4. makeup school


4 Things I bet you didn't know about me
1. I am turning 30 this year *yikes* im old
2. I have like 30+ bags mostly LVs
3. I have so many pairs of shoes that they dont fit in my shoe cabinet anymore
4. I lvoe shopping!!! ok! i know you know that already :D


4 Songs I cant get out of my head
1. Kele- Tenderoni
2. Usher - DJ got us falling in love
3. Eminem Ft. Rihanna - LOve the way you lie
4. Ne-Yo - beautiful monster



The lovely ladies I am going to tag:
Wendy of FashionableHeart
♥Beauty Blog of a Giddy Princess♥ 
Ansa of Makeupbyansa
Get Gawjus!


Rules :
Once tagged you must link the person who tagged you .. Thanks again FashionableAddict
Tag 4 Other bloggers
and let them know they have been tagged :)
Give 4 answers to each question asked


Looking forward to know more about you ladies..

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Sunday, August 22, 2010

Pucker up


Hi all!

we are now on the third batch of swatches. Yesterday's post was about lipgloss. Today, is gonna be about lips again. Lipstick this time.

All lipsticks/pencil are from NYX




My fave in this batch would have to be paris. Such a lovely pink color!

What's you favorite NYX lipstick?


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Friday, August 20, 2010

What I do Best..


Hey girlies!

Let us have a break on the swatches first and discuss something more interesting..

I did mention in my earlier post that I did a little shopping a few weeks back.

This actually is a collective haul..
Face Shop Changpo Magic Straight Shampoo & Conditioner, Powder Puff, Masque Brush
MAC Brush Cleaner & Queen Helene Mint Julep Masque
Shiseido Eyelash Curler
Finally, I was able to check out Forever21. The store opened last July 2, but I was only able to go there last week before I went on a short trip. During the first few weeks after the opening, the store is always packed and you have to queue before you can go inside. Last week, it was still packed but no more lines. I did get:






There you have it ladies.

Do you have an idea now of what I do best? :D


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Thursday, August 19, 2010

☸ Gloss it up ☸


hello dearies! 

Today, I'm gonna show you the second batch swatches from my "long awaited box" post. This time its about lip gloss. I only purchased 4 and mostly are pinks, 3 are from NYX and the other one is from Nars.

lets have lookie, shall we?




Nars Turkish delight- is a milky pink gloss, almost natural and no shimmer. I think this will go perfectly with MAC's Blankety lipstick, but I haven't tried pairing the two yet. This happens to be Kim Kardashian's fave.

NYX Baby Rose- as you can see from the swatches, it almost like a clear gloss but with a little bit of sparkles.

NYX Perfect- is my fave among the four, its like pink/coral ligloss. PERFECT shade for my lips!

NYX Chandelier- looking at swatches, this has the most shimmer and is the darkest among the four. Its like a little bright pink/reddish. I dont exactly know how to describe the color, but its really pretty. Perfect when wearing neutral eyes.


What's your fave NYX/Nars lipgloss?



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Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Turn ugly dresses into nice ones for $1


hiya girlies!

Read this article in the yahoo page and thought I'd share it with you. It isn't beauty related, but its fashion related and I think its so blog worthy...

New Dress a Day..

Her name is Marisa Lynch, and just before her 30th birthday, she lost her job. To some, losing a job means hitting the streets with a resume or wallowing in grief. But for Marisa, it meant getting the sewing machine out and upcycling thrifted fashions. Every day.

Marisa Lynch set herself a challenge: Transform 365 unattractive frocks in 365 days, for $365. 

She has a blog called New Dress A Day. The task: To make a new fashion piece a day — on a budget of a dollar a day — for an entire year. Do check it out to see before and after pics of the $1 dresses.

Some of her works:






Marisa’s now most of a year into the project, working to juggle thrifting, designing, sewing, and blogging alongside her job at a music company and her social life. 

What happens once the 365 days are up? At the moment, she’s thinking about partnering with a charity or other organization, perhaps auctioning off the 365 creations and donating the proceeds.

Find this article very interesting.. How i wish I have the same talent/skill as her.. Don't you think its cool to alter/sew your own clothes? And when you find something that you really like from thrift stores, you can do alterations and follow the current trend or style.


What do you think of her clothes? Have you ever tried altering/sewing your own clothes?


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* photos taken from her website and yahoo