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30 September 2011

ZA Impact Lash Mascara haul and Wide Eyes mini review

hey everyone! i skipped a day of blogging yesterday as i got drowned with issues at work that needed urgent attention. today though, i've got something special to share with you about. i think Majolica Majorca has a strong rival in mascaras for me now. enter -- ZA Impact Lash Mascara!


More pictures and mini review after the jump!

27 September 2011

LOTD: MAC Dazzleglass Miss Dynamite

i think am kinda leaning towards LOTDs nowadays as i am not getting up as early as i can to put makeup on in the morning. *sigh*

anyway, even the most boring lips will easily get liven up with lip products such as MAC Dazzleglass Miss Dynamite.


26 September 2011

LOTD: Christian Dior Rouge Dior Creamy Lipgloss 851 Red Venitian Satin

i've been seeing a lot of red lips on blogs nowadays, ranging from true red to deeper, darker ones. not sure if that is the trend for fall but i figured why not share one of the wearable and flattering red shades i own. enter the Christian Dior Rouge Dior Creamy Lipgloss 851 Red Venitian Satin.


24 September 2011

GIVEAWAY: 10,000 hits and counting!

recently, my hits counter registered at 10,000 -- thank you dear readers! and to express my gratitude for patronizing my beauty blog, it's giveaway time!

the prizes:


More pictures after the jump!

22 September 2011

Milani Gems and Gold

yet another gloomy day in the Lion City - I woke up to dark sky and continuous raining. good for you, my post isn't. In fact, these nail polishes from Milani can brighten your day instantly!

pictures!

Milani Gold and Gems


More pictures after the jump!

21 September 2011

Review: Reference 335 Volume Conditioner

yesterday, i shared briefly my rave for a hair volumizing product. the story behind my acquisition of this product is actually accidental. remember that i raved about Reference Moisture Shampoo and Conditioner (REF 443)? it is from the same line but i got the Volume conditioner (REF 335) instead.

Reference 335 Volume Conditioner (S$38)


More pictures and review after the jump!

20 September 2011

FOTDs using NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream & NYX Matte Lipstick buys

as requested and as i've promised, here are the looks i did from last weekend to showcase the NYX Soft Matte Lip Creams and NYX Matte Lipstick items i got from Digital Traincase.

using NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in Sao Paulo


using NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in Stockholm


using NYX Matte Lipstick in Butter



my favorite? i prefer the neutral ones (Stockholm/Butter) since i really favor rich, deep and dark eye makeup. i like Sao Paulo too just because it can liven up a look on its own and can be fun for bright looks too. now, i want more! *sigh* more expenses! and i still have a long list of beauty wishlist hehe.

my impressions: i love these lip products but not to the point of loving them over my MAC Dazzleglass (those really are my favorite lip color products to date!). that's not to say i don't want to get more, i actually do! there's something about the formulation and feel and color payoff that getting these affordable lippies can be addicting. they don't look too matte up close, although you get that effect when you see it completed with a look. the formulation is not drying too (two thumbs up!), although i still prefer to put lip balm before application to moisturize my lips and pat on powder to my lips to really pop the color.

how do you find NYX lip products?

P.S.
i've tried a new volumizing conditioner and i am loving it!!! am not sure if you can tell but i've noticed that my hair has more volume and does not look as flat as before. i also found it easier to style since it's not very smooth that it's hard to handle will just fall straight. i love it, i will feature/review it soon. hint: it's the same brand i love and featured for my newly rebonded hair.

19 September 2011

NYX lippie swatch updates and a GIVEAWAY announcement!

i previously wrote about acquiring the blogger-world-highly-raved-about NYX Soft Matte Lip Creams. i didn't have the time to swatch them at the time so i'm making up for that now.

here are the swatches:


NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in San Paulo


NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in Stockholm


NYX Matte Lipstick in Butter


i've also updated that entry in case somebody refers to it later and don't need to jump here just to see the swatch.

loving it? hating it? i've tried using all of them in FOTDs, stay tuned for that!

ALSO, i just reached 10,000 hits last week (yey!) so am planning to have a giveaway. i'm thinking of prizes to give away so stay tuned for that. let me know if you have prizes in mind you'll love to win! good news: it's open internationally! (^_^)

shoe craze!

i rarely find shoes that i really like (and fit my big 10" feet >_<) and so when i saw these three, i knew i just have to have them!

i got this Fioni Black Glisten Mesh Jewel at Payless Shoe Source @ Power Plant Mall. i love that it's mesh and i can totally feel my feet can breathe! it's also very cushiony in feel and will make you fall in love with walking! dare i say more comfortable than my havaianas? :) the beads add an elegant touch and i just heart that it's peeptoe!





together with the Fioni shoes, i got this Lower East Side Navy Emma Espadrilles at Payless Shoe Source as well (same branch). sorry for espadrilles fans but i just hate their designs but when i saw this, it was a totally different experience. it was casual chic and very comfortable. great for shorts, casual shirts and jeans. <3 it!





finally but definitely not the least, i had this Figlia Couture ORLA shoes made to order - direct from Joey Enriquez himself! this footwear is just stunning - it towers 6"! it may be available only in black but it delivers high impact alright! i was just happy when it arrived because it was on my mind since i saw Kris wearing it on Kris TV last 11th August.










i am not really a shoe addict but maybe am also becoming one? oh no! proof: yesterday when i went to check out H&M, i was only oggling at the shoes especially the boots!! have gone crazy about shoes lately???



14 September 2011

Haul: NYX Soft Matte Lip Creams and NYX Matte Lipstick

i was able to visit Digital Traincase's booth at the Philippine Cosmetics Expo at Megamall Megatrade Hall 1 last September 3. i picked up NYX lippies, particularly the beauty bloggers' raved about Soft Matte Lip Creams. 

while i'm not a fan of matte lippies (used to but that was a long time ago) because they are usually drying, my curiousity was stimulated when Shen of Shensaddiction posted inviting photos of her lips smeared with San Paulo shade. after reading her experience that it isn't drying, i thought i should try that at least and know for myself.

i actually wanted to buy more but immediately i thought of so many other beauty products i want to buy that i restrained myself from getting more lol. i just picked one with bold color and a neutral shade (i love neutral lippies!). i also end up getting their Matte Lipstick just because i loved the color when i swatched it and told myself to try it out anyway.

so here are my picks: Stockholm, San Paulo and Butter


More pictures after the jump!

13 September 2011

Haul: Suesh tools and Brush Guards

i admit - i'm a late bloomer when it comes to discovering Suesh but i definitely am loving their product line! i adore that they concentrate on makeup tools especially for makeup artists (or wanna be's like me mwahaha). it's the very reason i tried their products; i was looking for a brush belt and that started everything. ^_^

I was looking for a brush belt and I found out that Suesh has one but at the time I thought they only are selling in the Philippines. I got ahold of Sheryl from Manila thru their facebook page and referred me immediately to their Singapore distributor. I had very smooth transaction with Suesh's Singapore reseller, Che. She offered to meet me so I could personally see the products first before I purchase them. Before that, she also told me delivery is free if I choose not to meetup - wonderful service! She was very prompt in her replies thru email and very patient with my queries. She was very pleasant in person as well. Suesh Customer Service - be local or international - gets two thumbs up! ^_^

you might be wondering what i got so to kill the suspense, here's my haul:


 More closeup pictures of my haul after the jump!

Terrific hairday at Affascinante Salon

I recently went back to Manila for vacation since my kids had a one week school holiday and I had to see my Uro for my followup checkup (have you heard, am stone-free already - thank GOD!!!). One of the plans that materialized during that trip is having my daughter's hair rebonded - for the first time - and getting my hair colored since my regrow is showing already. I went straight to my trusted stylist, Wheng of Affascinante Salon.

My daughter before rebonding:



My daughter after rebonding:



Huge difference right? My daughter can't hide her excitement. She now appreciates beauty a li'l more - she hates putting on makeup because it takes a lot effort she says. Ah, we're total opposites hehe.

Of course, it's the mother's turn next! I didn't have a before picture though I took after shots in different lighting. Btw, i asked Wheng to color my hair reddish brown. Also, in case you're wondering she used Framesi coloring products.

With flash:



Without flash, flourescent lighting:





We both had a free haircut and intensive treatment - Wheng is uber generous and pampering of her clients! I paid a total of PhP4,800 - PhP3,500 for rebonding and PhP1,300 for my color.

If you want to give their services a try, visit http://affascinante.multiply.com/ for Affascinante Salon's contact details and set an appointment. A bettet version of you is just a phone call away! ^_^

01 September 2011

Haul: Fancl Mild Cleansing Oil, Bumpits and Giordano ball tee

part of blogging is hauling and i really love that part! ^_^ just want to share with you some of the items i recently picked up.

i have finished my DHC Deep Cleasing Oil the other day and quickly got another bottle of Fancl Mild Cleansing Oil the next day. i've done a review on comparing these cleansing oils (click here) as well as a special one for Fancl's (click here). got this 120ml bottle at OG mall (along Orchard Road) for S$33.



Japanese products think of even the box - very innovative and creative indeed!




see how it opens up to be read lengthwise! makes us of every space and very informative too!




you can even remind yourself of when it will expire - just so thoughtful! ^_^



this is their regular bottle - i got one before that's Snow White inspired

if you haven't tried Fancl, i suggest you try to get hold of one! it changed my whole perspective of makeup remover and i even ditched Shu Uemura Cleansing Oil for it. it is highly MereMakeupManiac recommended! ^_^

i've been scouring for hair styling tutorials over youtube the other day as well and got curious on volumizing hair - since i've very thin hair. there are lots of videos on using Bumpits and so figured i try one. i got mine at 7-11 for S$9.90.


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i am still clueless at how to us these things so if i've figured them out i'll update y'all. i like that there a bunch of styles listed with instructions on the style guide i can hopefully create. ^_^

it was a holiday last Tuesday here so my kids, hubby and I hit the cinema to catch Cars 2 - great movie! i acutally thought it was as good as the prequel. not many sequels can supercede or come close to the prequel imo so kudos to Cars 2! anyway, i passed by a Giordano outlet and saw ball tees! yeah, i got excited lol.



Giordano's ball tee print ad


i got this for S$20.70 after member's discount (SRP S$23). i can't wait to match this with my black leggings!

how's your hauling ladies???

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