Nov 28, 2009

Lotion Love

i received my Johnson’s Body Care gift package today! :) it contains 6 25ml bottles of lotion. don't they look so cute? :)

mine contained the ff variants:

24-Hour Lasting Moisture
unlocks the secret of softness through round-the-clock moisturization

a gentle creamy lotion, perfect for daily use and instant softness :)

Melt Away Stress
soothes the modern woman’s mind and body to naturally ease away the stress, for skin that’s beautifully soft and nurtured.  

i love its smell! :) it's sweet, but not too overpowering. i think this is great to use after taking a shower at night, right before going to bed :)

too bad the one i personally use isn't included in the package.

Naturally White 
provides daily care to reveal bright, glowing and naturally fair skin that’s soft and light

i've found my HG lotion in this baby :) i'm on my 2nd 400 ml bottle already. it spreads on like milk :) it moisturizes my skin and doesn't leave it feeling sticky at all, even with our intense heat. and what's great about it is that it contains spf8 sunscreen and uva & uvb protection. sun protection is definitely the #1 thing i look for in skin care products. :)

want your own Body Care gift package? just head on over to :)

Nov 22, 2009

Brush Guards

i'm extremely OC with my brushes. i store them in their respective plastics (the ones they came with) after each use, and i wash them every week. it was getting a bit tiresome though, having to figure out which plastic belongs to whom, and they were already getting dirty too (the plastics i mean). it just didn't seem right storing perfectly clean brushes in crummy cases. so i decided to purchase The Brush Guard packs.

from The Brush Guard site:
The Brush Guard is a stretchable, breathable tube which protects your makeup brushes:

  • While drying - bristles dry in perfect shape
  • In use- handle stays clean and grips better
  • In storage - no snags or squashing
  • On the move—perfect packing

i bought 2 from my beauty basket: the Variety Pack which contains 1 large, 2 medium, 2 small, 1 extra small, and the Small Guard Pack which contains 8 small guards. they retail at P375 each pack, but good thing i scored 10% off thanks to their anniversary sale :)

this is ideal for fat brushes, say powder, stippling, or flat top brushes. perfect for my M.A.C. 187SE :)

this is ideal for foundation or blush brushes. i use it on my M.A.C 168SE and M.A.C 190SE. my 187 actually fits as well, but i don't want to overstretch the guard.

this is ideal for eyeshadow brushes. as you can see, it fits different sizes

extra small
this is ideal for extremely thin brushes. i use it on my suesh eyeliner brush. it also fits my other thin brushes (such as lip and brow), but again, i don't want to overstretch

so here are my brushes with their new homes :)

i call 'em the chosen 14 :P unfortunately not all my brushes got brush guards, i have a couple more who don't :( that'll do for now, i figured that's better than having extra guards, i might be tempted to buy more brushes hahaha!

Nov 15, 2009

The Row Haul

i actually haven't shopped for clothing that much lately (apart from gym outfits). i guess most of my shopping money has gone to makeup, teehee. glorietta was having a midnight madness sale, and i reckoned it was high time i rekindled my passion for clothes (yeah what an excuse for shopping eh?) :P

i wanted to buy new dresses, and i knew i'd be able to score some great ones at The Row in Glorietta 5. i always end up buying something whenever i enter their store ;)

i scored the ff items at 10% off.. :)

a blue dress from Freeway. i usually gravitate towards dresses in this cut, pretty flattering :)

a lilac dress from Freeway. i was torn between choosing this one or its black version. the black one made me look more sophisticated, but this one just looked sooo girly and fun :) black tends to make you look more serious and well, mature, so i went with this one for a more youthful look ahihihi

a belt from Ensembles. it just looks so classy, doesn't it? :)

and finally, i bought a shirt from the Ang Kiukok collection. this one wasn't on sale, and it's actually more expensive than the shirts i would typically buy. but i loved the print, the fabric, and the way it fit me. :) so i didn't hesitate to get it. donning a masterpiece from a National Artist was just icing on the cake :)

Nov 14, 2009

Pink Chocolate

i'm so happy to have won  mama snow's Orglamix giveaway! i received an entire collection, how awesome is that! :D

it's called the Pink Chocolate collection. now i don't see where the pink is :p but it's definitely yummy!!! :)

it consists of the ff colors: Silk, Sandalwood, and Moonstone. Silk is a very pretty copper, and Sandalwood is a rich deep bronze. perfect neutral shades! :) i thought Moonstone was just a white color, but noooo. it turns gold when you swatch it, see? :) what a pleasant surprise!

i looove it! :) mama snow and cheri, thanks sooo much! :)

oh, and can i just say how nice the packaging is, lookie :)

just lovely, noh? :)

Indian Pink and Frappucino

my first NYX lipsticks! :) i won erica's giveaway and got to choose 2 shades :) i picked Indian Pink and Frappucino.



i'd call this a rose taupe color (yeah i actually googled that shade haha). this lippy is more on the brown-ish side, suitable for everyday wear. verrryyy creamy! :)

Indian Pink

coral pink with shimmery flecks (that appear gold-ish to me). i've read raves about this lipstick, and i can totally see why! gorgeous! :)

thanks so much erica! :)

Happy Friday Packages

imagine my delight when i received a claim slip for not 1, but 2 packages from the post office! my first 2 prizes have arrived, wheeee! :D

NYX lipsticks from erica

Orglamix Pink Chocolate Collection from mama snow and cheri

so thrilled!!! :D thank you! thank you! thank you! :) :) :)

p.s swatches will be posted separately

Nov 7, 2009

My Face Shop Haul

i went to Metrobank's Ultimate Girls' Night Out Bazaar at the Rockwell Tent and scored some items from The Face Shop at 50% off, woot! :D

i bought the Clarifying Potato Pack to calm my skin, as well as the the White Mud Nose Pack to get rid of those stubborn blackheads and whiteheads. also got soap as a freebie :) 

then my friend kath and i also went to their store inside the mall and hauled on a couple more stuff :P we got a 15% discount courtesy of Belle de Jour ;)

i bought the Span Oil Control Pre Make Up to absorb sebum and enhance my foundation's staying power, Volcanic Ash Self-Heating Mask for deep cleansing, and a pair of false eyelashes in XLH

yeah i'm on a mask hunt as you can see ;) can't wait to try 'em! :D

Nov 5, 2009

Tube Your Lashes

from the Blinc website:
Blinc is the original mascara invented to form tiny water-resistant "tubes" around your lashes rather than painting them like conventional mascaras.

sounds interesting eh? i bought a sample because i was really curious with this product.

i love the wand! :) it's really easy to work with, and it's wonderful at separating my lashes.

this mascara does a great job at adding volume and length to my lashes, as you can see below.

the look is very natural, which i love! :) not clumpy at all!

and it really is long-wearing. i didn't really bother rubbing my eyes to test (why put my eyes through that trouble?), but it definitely stayed on the entire day!

the best part is that removing the mascara is such a breeze! :) you don't even need makeup remover, water will do. no tugging needed, the mascara (or rather, the tubes) will simply slide off when you wash your face.

this mascara is really great! :) now if only it weren't so darn expensive.. :P

Nov 3, 2009

Won: Wuzzyangel's Think Pink Giveaway

i am on a roooollll! :D i won wuzzyangel's think pink giveaway! :)

i will receive the Smashbox Pink Power Eye and Lip Kit.

thanks very much to wuzzyangel for hosting this giveaway and promoting breast cancer awareness. i'm glad to have been a part of it! :)

Nov 1, 2009

Warm Sunset

i fell in love with the Warm Sunset blush trio from The Body Shop's Precious Pearlescents collection the first time i laid eyes on it. amazingly enough, i was able to control myself (yes, it does happen sometimes!). i told myself i'd buy it once they put it on sale, which i knew they would. ;)

i got this baby at 50% off, woohoohoo! :D it was the last piece at market market. haha, i have a knack for getting the last stock on hand.

this trio is perfect for achieving a bronze glamazon look (if u wanna go for that), while the darker colors are great for contouring (assuming i'd master the art of it haha).

the eyeshadows i'm wearing are also from the same collection :)

My MUFE Haul

i bought the Best of Make Up For Ever set :D it contains the following..

High Definition Primer. i love its consistency! :D it feels like you're putting moisturizer on, but it's non-greasy, and it goes on really light. unlike my TFS make-up base, this doesn't leave me with a white canvass, which is great!

High Definition Powder. reaaaaally smooth, i liiiike! :D my peach sake finishing powder from Skinfood is comparable, i would say. except that this is a wee bit finer, and i didn't end up with a white-ish face afterwards (or maybe i just dusted it off really light?) my face felt soo smooth, with a bit of sparkle ;)

Aqua Eyes Waterproof Eyeliner Pencil (in 0L Matte Black). although this did not glide on as smoothly as my MAC eyeliner, i actually prefer this one because it did not budge on me the entire day! i've always had problems putting on black eyeliner (that's why i tend to avoid it) because it tends to smear, but not this one! :D

Smoky Lash Mascara. definitely lengthens and adds volume. but i can't say it did a good job of holding my curl. and the wand is a bit fat for my taste, found it a bit difficult to work with :(

Sens'Eyes Waterproof Sensitive Eye Cleanser. this works great! :D removing my eye-makeup was a breeze, and it didn't sting my eye at all! unlike my Loreal Elixir Make-up Remover, this did not leave my lids feeling greasy, and best of all, no temporary blindness!

the set costs a whopping P3500, but over-all i'm really happy with it! :D sometimes you just have to splurge, right? :)

i also bought liquid foundation. was originally planning on buying the HD variant, but Lindsay (my MUA during the BDJ Fashion Show) recommended the Mat Velvet + for me instead. it's suitable for oily skin (like me!), mattifies, and evens out skin tone.

i'm glad i listened to her, because i am loving this foundation! it was easy to apply and blend, and i looove its finish. :) 

so here i am sporting my new babies :)

i am in love with MUFE! :)

Won: Shopaholic Mommy Giveaway

i can't believe i would be so lucky to win yet again! :D my 3rd win over-all, and my 2nd time to win in an orglamix giveaway!

this time, i will receive the Floo Powder Collection from shopaholic mommy! :)

thank you soooo much! :)
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