Sunday, December 9, 2012
Just a little update on my life: I've finally finished college last October 13, 2012, even before that I started working for Louis Vuitton Philippines and have interned for SoFA for a while until some crazy things happened. Well anyway right now I haven't really been doing much just thinking about my next step.
Friday, May 4, 2012
Crossed is the next book to Matched, written by Ally Condie. I loved the first book so much that I already googled on the second and third book. Unfortunately, the third book is scheduled to be released October or November of this year. But anyways, I finished reading crossed a few weeks ago and I can say that it is a good book, not as great as the first, although this one has a faster story pace and for people who loves a series of adventurous sequences then I guess that part can be great. So basically the story is when Ky was sent to the outer provinces to basically be decoy villagers for rebel attacks, to make it seem that there are citizens who still dwell there. Cassia, determined to find Ky, pretended to be an aberration so she to can go to the place where Ky was stationed. Along the way they meet people who also wanted to live and escape, or better yet, find the rebels and join them in fighting the society. I won't say a lot about the story as to not spoil the events that's basically it. At the end of the book two, they find the society and they were given different tasks and were deployed to places where they can maximize their skills in support of the cause of the rebels. I can't wait for book three I want to see if they eventually get back together and how Xander fits into the picture and who will Cassia choose in the end. I also wanted to see if they can find freedom in the end. Good book :)
Thursday, April 26, 2012
Anyway, this is the newest lipstick in the Viva Glam Line , The Nicki Minaj satin lipstick. It is limited edition, although they say that these special viva glam ones sell for an entire year, Anna told me that once they run out, you can't get one anymore. They won't restock this when it gets sold out at every MAC branch.
Another loved goodie from Korea! So sad that this is not readily available here :( Anyway, this is the Missha Perfect Cover BB cream reported to be the number 1 BB cream in Korea and have received thousands of rave reviews from around the world. I got the biggest bottle of this to try out in number 21 which is the lightest shade, I believe that this comes in 4 or 5 other shades. It has a high spf content of 42 and it has just the right amount of liquid-y consistency for a medium-full coverage face product.I'm sure you all know what BB creams are what they do to the skin all that good stuff so I won't be discussing that here because the effects are the same only this one compared to other bb creams i've tried are easier to blend to my skintone and covers some spots and redness in my skin, and it lasts all day. I don't look oily and I didn't have to set this with powder. It doesn't cake even if you pack it on (as i've tried the first day I got this). No cons so far, I didn't break out and this made my skin soft. Perfect product I just wish I got some backup :(
overall, this is a great palette to have for travelling, it has a great combination of shades I don't think I would ran out of a unique look when using this one they deserve the rave they get. The Balm is one of my favorite brand of make up aside from Mac and sometimes I do find better products there which was bizarre to me at first because it's cheaper but i love it cause I know that they put in so much thought in their products. Well done.
Saturday, April 14, 2012
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Saturday, April 7, 2012
I got bonnebell liplites in strawberry parfait it looks like an opaque pale pink gloss. Think mac dress it up in gloss form.
Physician's formula gentle cover concealer in light, it has a bit of salmon tone to it I think this could work for some blemishes and undereye problems
And then I got a nyc liquid liner in pearlized black. I don't think its water proof, it is not super black, has a brush applicator and that's all I can say about it so far :) can't wait to try these out some other day. I would've tested these on my face now but I just got my diamond peel at the Murad clinic at Rustans and they said my face was clogged and stuff so I'm trying to tone down the stuff I apply on my face.
Friday, April 6, 2012
- The trouble with twins
- Vita Brevis
- Mixed Messages
- Help, wanted desperately
- Perfect strangers
- The mark
- Soul harvest
- Tribulation Force
- Left behind
- Supernatural Tales around the world
- I've got your number
- The Rose Labyrinth
- Lumayo Ka nga sa akin - Bob Ong (filipino author)
- One Day
- Restless Dead
- The Carrie Diaries
- Summer in the City
- Prophecy of Days
- Love in time of Cholera
- The Lucifer Gospel
- Good omens
- Persuading Annie
- The short second life of Bree Tanner
- The end of faith
- A skeleton in God's closet
- The complete horowitz horror
- Hell's fire
- The castle in the Pyrenees
- Train Man
- Holy blood, holy grail
- Secrets of Angels and demons
- Secrets of the Codes
- Diary -chuck palahniuk
"In the Society, Officials decide. Who you love. Where you work. When you die
Cassia has always trusted their choices. It’s hardly any price to pay for a long life, the perfect job, the ideal mate. So when her best friend appears on the Matching screen, Cassia knows with complete certainty that he is the one… until she sees another face flash for an instant before the screen fades to black. Now Cassia is faced with impossible choices: between Xander and Ky, between the only life she’s known and a path no one else has ever dared follow — between perfection and passion."
Tuesday, April 3, 2012
I really can't say much about this one. I like the idea that it has a liner on one side and a shadow on the other, what I don't like is that the lady at the counter promised that it is a gorgeous dark brown color that would look great for my lashline, turns out when I swatched the liner side, it looked green. Like the sickly antique green color that is way too light to use for the lashline and way to think to use as eyeshadow. A really downer color. I love the nice taupe brown color on the other side though, now that I can use. Etude house is relatively cheap compared to other asian cosmetic brands but they are good. I just wish that I got the right color and I could think if a way to use this liner soon or this one goes straight into the trash can.
Super excited to try these liner, In2it is a very good cheap brand of cosmetics, I believe it is made in germany, their products are pigmented and the color last all day without being dull and smudged. I tried some of their blushes before and a liquid eyeliner and I swear whenever I need makeup and is on a budget and in a hurry, I always go to their stall.
I got very black, it is super pigmented, very creamy and is waterproof and I've used this the other day and I gotta say that on my list, it is right up there with the nyx eyeliner and the urban decay pencils.
Then I got the one in copper which i use for my lower lashline and this one lived up to my expectations on it.it is a real copper color can also be used as eyeshadow i think this would be perfect for a crease color though I haven't tried to do that.. yet .. but I might :)
Really really good value for your money :)
I only got one thing from this collection cause I wasn't really fond of the tendertones and the kissable lipcolors were sold out, and that pretty hot pink lipstick I was supposed to get was sold out, and then i checked the chenman collection and the vera collection and I couldn't really find any interesting omg-gotta-have-this item. This lipstick appeared last year in the MAC me over collection, a fall collection featuring dark and bold colors which surprised me that this lipstick would be here. But anyway it is a beautiful dark red color, I believe that this is even darker than MAC's Russian Red and is more opaque than MAC's Digna, this is Satin and it is not drying atleast to me. It is a medium dark blue-based red so it helps make your teeth appear whiter.What I don't like about this is that no matter what I do, this lipstick bleeds on me. I've also heard this little rant on different blogs last year but I ignored it because I didn't own a red and it's too beautiful to pass up especially because it is limited edition. The packaging for this collection is very pretty and colorful, they really had the whole cooking girly thing going on at the mac counter, I just wished that they changed the packing of the lipstick and not just put a colored sleeve on it.
Everytime I put this on my lips, I just fall inlove with it over and over again :) It's a beautiful bright coral-pink color, a bit bold-looking on me sometimes when I build it up it can look a bit orange-red. The color is just perfect, not too muted to wash you out but not too bold like vegas bolt that it would be hard to wear. I think that this would look great for the summer time. It is a cremesheen, it is pigmented and it has kind of a gold sheen to it which would make your lips look healthy specially when exposed to the sun ;).
A super Katy Perry Color! One of my current lip favorites, this is a gorgeous hot pink color very bold and very pigmented. It is a cremesheen finish and is very moisturizing. I've been on a hunt for a lipstick like this for a long time and during my MAC trips, I found that MAC lickable is pretty similar to this and also to one of the Limited Edition lipstick from the MAC shop MAC cook collection this year. What I don't like about this one is that it stains your lips. I mean , I love that it stays on my lips for a long time, but it irritates me that it takes so long to take it off and sometimes the color on the outside of your lips doesn't buddge so you look like someone who forgot to take off her lipliner. The swatch here is a bit off though it's just one swipe but I promise it is worth checking out :)
My first Mineralized Blush from MAC. I was so skeptical about getting one of these because they said the color comes out sheer and way to glittery but when I saw this about a month and a half ago, I was totally sold on this. This blush is probably the most pigmented one in the display. It's called love thing and it is a raspberry color with gold glitters on it. What I love about this is when you apply it to the face, the gold glittery things just vanish and it just looks absolutely gorgeous. Although it is a very dark reddish colored blush, I do think that it could work for a lot of skintones if not all of them because you can apply it as light or as dark as you need to. Very very blendable but I find that it works best for medium to dark skintones because it appears so natural on them than on me. I always take this with me when I need to touch up because it gives me just the right amount of color to the point where it's okay to not have much make up on, just tinted moisturizer, lipbalm and this blush and honestly, I'm good to go.For light skintoned ladies, I would suggest that you use a stippling brush when applying this so it is more natural and you wouldn't be applying to much compared to using an angled blush brush for this :)
Friday, March 23, 2012
Blue- blue suede shoes
White- going to the chapel
Shimmery champagne -heart of gold
Orange red- I like pina coladas
Pink with purple reflex- pink cadillac
I have only tried 3 of these so far but it is very promising ;)
Tuesday, February 14, 2012
SINGLE. HAPPY & FREE??
meh. I've had better days. Post break up Valentines day is soooo NOT FUN. Everyone is just happy and inlove like all of them are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversaries. I just kept reminding myself that it is a commercial holiday meant for people to get gifts for each other and feel the "love" in the air. Which is kinda true seeing that there really are some people who get dates for the sake of this day. It's great that they are making this day extra special but my thoughts are if your relationship is really special and for keeps then make him/her feel like it's valentines day everyday. I just noticed that there are some people who makes grand gestures on this day instead of doing it on their anniversaries. I don't get that.But it is their life soooo I'm not gonna dig deeper into that subject.
Yeah so anyway I spent my valentines sleeping, going to LEAP class, looking at the bazaar at my school which is currently celebrating our university week (DLSU), and watching a horror movie. FUN :))
I was asked by some people to be their "valentine" but I refused because I just didn't feel right about saying yes but still feeling sad about what just happened during the Chi New Year. So I spent it with friends and bonding with some other people.Made me happy though still can't shake off the feeling that this day could've been sweeter.. tsk.
single? yes..I'm ok with that now
happy?? a bit..
free? emotionally trapped as we speak. but thankfully, my positive thinking saved me from being all emotional and dark :))
SO THIS FOR ME IS NOT VALENTINES DAY. ITS A TUESDAY. THIS IS A CRAZY BLOG POST BUT YEAH. SOOO.. YEAH.
YEAH. Kim K's favorite MAC lipstick. One of the most talked about lipstick shade in the market. I honestly don't know how this would look on me. Although reviews and swatches all depicts as the perfect everyday color, perfect for any look especially paired with smokey eyes like how Kim Kardashian usually wears this on under NARS turkish delight.
The finish is a FROST. (shimmery goodness) ;)
From the tube it looks like a neutral pink with a pearly finish, same as when swatched... on my wrist. But on my lips.. I find it a bit too light for my liking. I kinda look a bit washed out but in a pinkier way not like how dead I look when wearing Viva Glam Gaga 2 but kinda similar to MAC's prolong wear lipstick in Dress it up. I think this would look great for people with a bit of a tan like a NC35 and up. I am too light for this shade but I made it work the other day by putting MAC prolong wear lipglass in Show Me which is neutral pink shade I'd say 2 shades darker than this.
Thursday, February 9, 2012
With the right accessories, it is possible for anyone to become an artist. For makeup aficionados, these luxurious brushes are the answer. The range of brushes allows for perfect application and superior blending. Each brush is crafted from a mixture of natural, high-quality goat hair and synthetic bristles.
I got this brush during the last day of Marionnaud's crazy beauty sale at the Mall of Asia. Almost everything was 75% off and I had a lot of regrets because I did not go in there a few days earlier, so I didn't get to see a lot of the products on sale because I was trying to resist going into MAC and go be my impulsive self again. There were 4000php palettes there that they were selling for around 1k each and perfumes and everything else. I was so tempted to get that nice guerlain palette but I resisted because I have a lot of eyeshadows at home and I didn't want to waste money on something i already have .. although that was more than a bargain. So anyway, this is Guerlain's version of a foundation brush, duo-fibre made of goat and synthetic hair, incredibly soft, perfectly crafted in its sleek handle, everything about it was absolutely magical. I just knew I had to have it. The lady told me that someone has reserved it only, she didn't return to claim so eventually it found its way to me :P
The day was perfect cause after I went straight to the concert grounds and was mesmerized by Katy Perry. The concert was delayed for 2 hours but it was all worth it. The production was the best, very creative and explosive especially the last part when there was fireworks inside the covered stage.. ughh... #replayingmemories.
And lastly, I want to say goodbye to Marionnaud at the Mall of Asia, apparently, there weren't enough buyers to keep their store alive. Too bad because they were my favorite. Now I have to go elsewhere to get my make up and other much loved items :(
Another late post hahaha. yeah so anyway I got these lipbutters a little while back , actually when they were first released here in the Philippines. I was just walking by the Music Hall at the Mall of Asia and saw these, and my heart stopped. I never really thought that they were going to release it here this early especially since I'm used to having products that were already well-raved abroad for six months and it still hasn't come here.
So anyway I got Candy Apple, which is a bright red, very wearable, like if you are looking for a nice red that isn't too tough and dark looking, you could opt for this since it is glossy, the color is buildable and it can easily pass of as a nice berry stain depending on how you apply. I really like this color I've worn it a lot since I got it especially during times when I feel like my face looks dull and even my blush can't help it.
Then I got Sugar Plum, which at first, I had not really been paying attention to this color, I honestly almost left it on the counter because at first glance it didn't look to exciting and unique but when applied I just fell inlove, brisk walked to the counter and paid for it with no more questions asked. It just a nice everyday plum color that looks great on any look, very natural looking and i don't think that this would ever look too much on anyone. perfect color.
For the staying power I had to re-apply atleast every 2-3 hours. standard time so it is still pretty good. These lip butters are moisturizing but these do not replace a lip balm in anyway. This is basically a lipstick that is glossier and easier to apply. Not really a miracle product but its a nice one. Cute packaging although at times I still think it is a little tacky. No smell at all which is good since I'm very picky with the smell of lipsticks.
Will I buy more? --I might.