Oct 28, 2009

Belle de Jour Fashion Show

Belle de Jour launched its 2010 Planner with a Fair at Eastwood last october 25. capping off the day's activities was a fashion show by Jellybean and Folded & Hung, where i was lucky enough to have been chosen as a model. :)

clothes and accessories by Jellybean
makeup by Lindsay Co-Alog
hair by Azta Urban Salon

here are some stills from the show


with my lovely fellow models and crazy stylists

i never thought i'd get to do a fashion show. thank you belle de jour for this awesome experience! :D

Oct 20, 2009

BDJ Fair: Exceeding Boundaries

from the BDJ website:
This year to launch the 2010 BDJ Power Planner, we’ve decided to have a get-together that’s bigger, better and loaded with lots of heart. Introducing…. the first ever “BDJ Fair: Exceeding Boundaries: Give More, Live More!”, the get-together will hold talks with experts on beauty and fashion as well as accomplished women in their respective fields. We have various booths and lotsa activities lined up for you. As part of BDJ’s social responsibility, the BDJ Fair is also a fundraising activity for the rehabilitation of Ondoy victims. 100% of the event proceeds will be donated to a deserving community/group affected by Typhoon Ondoy.

Date: October 25, 2009, Sunday
Time: 2pm to 9pm
Venue: New Eastwood Mall: Open Park (Libis, Quezon City)
Entrance: Php 50 (for walk-ins); Php 20 (for pre-registered BDJ Girls)

go here for details on how to join.

there are various activities and talks lined up on fitness, beauty, and fashion. and the BDJ 2010 Power Planner can be bought at a special price of P480 (SRP is P598), sweeeet!

i've attended both BDJ Rendezvous this year, and i'm definitely not going to miss this one! :D

p.s i'm included in the fashion show :) wheee, so excited!!! :)

Oct 19, 2009

FOTD: Monday Blues

another work week has begun *ugh* i wanted to keep it simple today.. went with neutral brown eyes and red(-ish) lips :) then lined my lower lashline with blue eyeliner to keep things interesting :P (hence monday blues, haha i know, the title's a stretch)

monave loose foundation in saturnina
coastal scents 78 palette blush
skin food peach sake finishing powder

urban decay potion primer
coastal scents 78 palette eyeshadows
the body shop hot brights eye liner 02
blinc mascara

maybelline water shine 3d essence in strawberry infusion

roadtesting my new foundation and mascara.. reviews to follow :)

Rockwell Bazaar Haul

i also hit the Rockwell Moonlit Bazaar today. haha 2 bazaars in 1 day! here's my haul from the Beauty and Minerals booth:

i got the trial size of Monave Loose Foundation in Saturnina (P350). Sophie was there, and she recommended the shade for me. :) i also bought the Inti-Mate Bra Converter set (P250), as well as a sample size of Blinc Mascara (P350), as i was curious. Sophie threw in samples of blush and cure aqua gel, thanks dear! :)

i went straight to their booth because i needed to buy mineral foundation. that has become my strategy when going to bazaars. i go and look for what i need first, so i don't get distracted. then if i have any more money to spare, i check out the other booths. but more often that not, i end up spending all my cash at that one booth, so i exit the bazaar right away, haha. gotta stay away from temptations! :P

this is my 3rd Rockwell Bazaar in 2 months. haha darn it!

my first one was the Urban Bazaar, where i bought this dress from Coexist:

the second was the Artisan Bazaar, where i bought 2 skirts from Poisonberry:

i just can't stay away :P

Vivid Mirror

ever since i started getting into makeup, one of the things i've been lemming for is a lighted mirror. now they're pretty darn expensive, so i just settled with those dual mirrors you buy at a department store. imagine my delight when i came across this Vivid Mirror by Frou Frou.

it's a compact mirror (10.6 x 7.8 x 1.19 cm) with LED lighting feature. the light can be turned on/off and is battery operated. it has 2 sides, the one with the lights is magnified.

it costs P499 and comes with a black velvet pouch. the casing comes in 2 prints: zebra and leopard. really sleek :)

it's brilliant! i can use it when i apply makeup at home.. at the gym.. at the office.. haha u get the idea. i love it!!! :)

Oct 18, 2009

Reversible Tops

went to the big outlet sale at the megatent today. i scored 2 tops from Salsatrends.

yup, that wasn't a typo. i only bought 2 tops. they're reversible, which i think is really awesome! :D

NOTW: Think Pink

wuzzyangel is hosting a giveaway to promote breast cancer awareness. head on over to her blog, and spread the word!

i tried to do a couple of pink EOTDs but my camera keeps on washing the colors out, boo! 

so instead..

i am sporting pink nails this week :D

Pearl Palette

i have a new eyeshadow palette! :D it's the 36 Pearl Palette (couldn't find the actual name, i just decided to call it that) by Profusion (well by Profound, actually). i told myself that i didn't need to buy any more palettes, since i'm still quite happy with my CS 78, but i just couldn't resist! the colors were so pretty, and at P400, it was a steal!  

i bought it from maui's online store, glitz and glam. as soon as i saw the palette, i knew i had to have it! i even told her i'd probably regret it if i didn't (haha i was trying to rationalize).

the palette consists of shimmery colors: mostly pinks, golds, coppers, bronzes. i don't know if my eyes are playing tricks on me, but i think some of the colors repeat. oh heck, they're all pretty anyway, i don't mind. i just wish they placed the color families together.

here are some swatches. very pigmented!


thanks for a smooth transaction, maui! and a great find :D can't wait to use it! :D

Drying Makeup Brushes

i deep-cleaned my make-up brushes today. lookie how i laid them out to dry

instead of laying them flat on a towel, i placed them on top of a small box and let the bristles dangle off the edge. this way is more sanitary since microbacteria and whatnot from the towel (no matter how clean it is!) don't get transferred to the brush. also, it makes for faster drying time, since both sides of the bristles are exposed to air.

i saw this method of drying brushes in one beauty blog before, so i'm not going to take credit for this. i'm just sorry that i can't remember where, but thank you so much for sharing!

for drying kabuki brushes, check out enkore's method.

Oct 15, 2009

Blogs Against Breast Cancer

From DietsInReview.com:
During the month of October, Breast Cancer Awareness Month, if you publish this “My Blog Cares” button on your blog or Web site, we’ll donate $5 to the National Breast Cancer Foundation in honor of your site.

Go here to show your support in the fight against Breast Cancer.

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

I am sharing some information that I found on the web.

4 Things You Should Know About Breast Cancer:
  1. Breast cancer affects teens as young as 15 and women as old as 54, but incidence and death increase with age.
  2. Breast cancer remains a leading cause of death for Filipino women. 
  3. Studies showed that only 5% of breast cancer cases are hereditary, although a woman's risk is higher if she has a relative suffering from the disease. 
  4. You may be healthy now, but it helps to protect yourself from the disease this early by exercising regularly, limiting your alcohol intake, maintaining a balanced diet, and avoiding exposure to toxic chemicals and environmental pollutants. 
5 Suspicious Signs Of Breast Cancer:
  1. Thickening near your armpit. 
  2. Scaling around the areola. 
  3. A puckered texture. 
  4. Changes in color. 
  5. An inverted nipple.
Self-Breast Examination:

Won: Mama Snow's Orglamix Mineral Makeup Giveaway

i won my second giveaway, wheeee! :) i am one of the 3 winners of mama snow's orglamix mineral makeup giveaway :D

i will receive the Pink Chocolate Collection :D

thanksss mama snow! :D so thrilled!

Oct 11, 2009

Smooth Seaweed Mask

i wanted a face mask to minimize my pores. i came across the Smooth Seaweed Mask from The Face Shop and decided to give it a try. it costs P445.

what it says:
The benefits of seaweed: Vitamin and mineral rich for healthy, hydrated skin. Seaweed also tightens pores for smoother looking skin.

how i use it:
i pop this in the refrigerator for a couple of minutes before i actually apply it to my face. instant cooling sensation ;)

as per instructions, i apply toner first. then i spread the mask all over the face, avoiding the eye area.  i leave it on for about 12-15 minutes then rinse off.

actual results:
i have to say, it really does work. my pores appear to be tighter, and more shallow (click the pic to enlarge, beware my huge pores haha).

but i wouldn't go as far as saying the results are permanent. they last for about the entire day. so u can use this mask on days when u need smaller looking pores instantly.

so i'm pretty happy with this mask :) i use this about 2 times a week, as part of my skin care regimen.

My Gym Haul

aside from makeup, the other thing i've gotten into this year is fitness (to some extent, at least). i've renewed my gym membership, and i've also been joining fun runs (5 km). i mostly join group exercises at the gym, my fave classes are body jam and body vive.

so being kikay, i obviously do not want to go to the gym wearing ratty old t-shirts :P and i also don't want to keep wearing the same thing over and over again, hahaha. i've been hauling gym outfits, lol. here are some of my finds from the Adidas outlet in c5. the discounts i got range from 30 - 50% off. i love that outlet! i wanna keep coming back! :D

bought new running shoes too :D also from the outlet, sold at 40% off its original price, woot! it's the Adidas Supernova Glide. i had gait analysis done at Runnr a couple of weeks back to find out what shoes best suited my feet/running style. i listed down the ones they recommended and decided to canvass prices first. good thing the outlet was carrying the same pair :D i like the design, and of course, the way they feel. pretty light on my feet :)

i also got my own yoga mat. yeah, the gym does provide them, but i didn't really want to keep using those. gotta think about hygiene, u know :P i bought this at landmark for P530, the brand is Hengrui. it's thick and soft, and it doesn't hurt my knees (tried doing some yoga stances when i got home). plus i love the fact that it's got 2 different colors, so i'd immediately know which side has touched the floor (and should therefore not touch my body haha). high-end brands carry yoga mats for at least P1000, so i'd say this is a really good buy! pretty eh? :)  

other stuff i bought: sports bras, waist trimmer, disinfectant for sports equipment. i want a new gym bag too!

because of my recent fitness kick, i feel healthier, more alive, and placebo effect tells me i'm losing weight (hahaha), so i feel more confident. i feel good about myself, and that's all you really need to feel beautiful right? :)

FOTD: Daily Routine

i was tagged by gem to share my daily routine :)

i'm tagging anyone who hasn't shared theirs yet. would love to hear (or rather, read) it!

i did my FOTD using the products i regularly use..

>>> skincare <<<

i use these on my face every day, regardless if i'm wearing makeup or not.

~ i wash my face with SkinFood's Tea Trea Cleansing Foam
~ i use The Body Shop's Seaweed line during the morning. i use the Clarifying Toner, followed by the Pore Perfector, and Mattifying Moisture Lotion
~ on my undereyes i apply The Body Shop's Vitamin E Eye Cream (i do this before i apply moisturizer)
~ i moisturize my lips with The Body Shop'sVitamin E Lip Care
i let all these sink in for 15 minutes or so before i apply any makeup

>>> makeup <<<
my go-to products..

* face *

~ i start off by applying Skin Food's Mushroom BB Cream (shade #2) all over my face. this acts as my primer/liquid foundation. i skip this step when i don't have enough time, or i'm just feeling lazy :P 
~ i dab spots that need concealing with The Body Shop's Concealer Pencil (shade #4)
~ i set it with The Body Shop's Nature's Minerals Foundation (shade #3)

* eyes *

~ i apply Urban Decay Primer Potion all over my lid as base
~ i use Coastal Scents 78 Palette for my eye color. i use whatever color matches my outfit or mood for that day ;)
~ i don't apply eyeliner on a daily basis. mostly i would just use Maybelline Eyestudio Vivid & Smooth Liner (in white) on my lower lashline to brighten up the look
~ on my lashes, i use MaybellineVolum Express Mascara

* cheeks *
~ my everyday blush is Ellana in Happiness

* lips *
~ i don't wear lipstick every day (in fact, i hardly do). i usually just wear lipgloss. my go-to is The Body Shop's Hot Brights Lip Shine Gloss

so here's the look i came up with today :)


Oct 9, 2009

Blogger Giveaway: Orglamix

from the Orglamix website:
Discover highly pigmented, long-lasting shadows that reinvent color intensity. Orglamix's show-stopping shades have the perfect, high-payoff combination of brilliant color, an easy-blending formula, and endless versatility that will revolutionize your eye-makeup outlook and deliver stunning effects.

the colors are so so pretty! :)

there's a huge giveaway going on, and there are so many chances of winning!

check out the links below:
http://sarahsreviewsandgiveaways.blogspot.com/2010/01/orglamix-cosmetics.html *ends jan 19*
http://networkingwitches.com/2010/01/color-your-winter-with-orglamix-review-giveaway-ends-12110/ *ends jan 21*

Oct 5, 2009

Ellana Samples

i finally got around to trying out the samples that i got from Ellana. i got 2 shades of foundation: Almond Latte (medium light with cool undertones) and Cinnamon Spiced Latte (medium with cool undertones), 1 blush: Patience (pale nude brown with sheer finish), and 1 finishing powder: Almond Coffee Cream (cool beige with sheer finish).

i tried out the medium foundation first since my face is so much whiter than the rest of my body. i ended up looking like i had just gone to the beach. i looked so tanned, haha! which was not at all that bad, it just wasn't exactly the look i was going for :P

when i put the blush on, i didn't think it would show up. since it was a brown shade and i was so brown-looking already. but hey, it did! i think it added to my fresh from the beach look, haha

tried out the medium light foundation the next day. i would say this matched my skintone.

this time around i used the blush for contouring (or at least attempted to haha), since i think it's better suited for that and i'm not that fond of brown blush shades. i used Happiness on my cheeks instead.

p.s i'm on the search for the next mineral foundation to try out. any recommendations? :)

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...