Friday, January 30, 2015

The Miracle Is Here: Pantene Pro-V 3 Minute Miracle Conditioner...

Summer of last year, I went from having a long, curly hair to a semi-pixie cut.  Why? Simple.  My hair wasn't able to keep up with the sandpit's desalinated water. It got so dry, brittle and the hair fall became so crazy.  In as much as I wanted to keep my hair long after growing it out for years, I had no choice but to cut it really short. 

Now, after almost a year of sporting a short 'do, I am again contemplating on growing out my hair.  But I'm scared that the same thing will happen all over again.  Sayang ang effort sa pagpapahaba.  Kaya huwag na lang.

Then I got first dibs on a miracle hair product that is soon to hit the stores in PH (and hopefully here in the UAE).  If you are following me on Instagram, you'd know that I've been posting teasers of this product that is said to have gained the title of being the first #Cosmo BeautyCrush in PH. Wow!  It must be really that good.  

So my loves, I give you this one hair product that would make you believe in miracles…the Pantene Pro-V 3 Minute Miracle Conditioner:


My Sample Room family sent me samples (which aren't really samples by the way!) to try. Unfortunately, I'm already here in the UAE so I asked my Aunt to review it for me.  She loves colouring her hair almost every month and you know what happens when you expose your hair to chemicals that often.  She happily agreed to use it and report the outcome after several days.
Thursday, January 29, 2015

Viseart Lip Palette in Muse Nude 01: Swatches + Review...

I surely hope that by now you already know that when it comes to lip color, I love nudes. To date, my favourites would include MAC Peachstock, Rimmel Undressed and The Morning After from Happy Skin.  Take me to the lipsticks section in a makeup counter and you'd see me trying on different shades of nudes. I still think they look better on me than bright pinks or reds. Maybe you'd say I'm boring, but well, that's just how I am when it comes to lip color.

I remember one time when I actually wished for a lipstick palette with all nude shades in it.  I did come up with a DIY lipstick palette in the past but because I ought to use it for my makeup gigs, it has a variety of shades in it.  I did think of creating a palette of nudes too, but my katamaran got in the way and so I never got the chance to do it.


So, I'm pretty sure you know how ecstatic I was when I finally got hold of my wish…a lipstick palette of Nude shades!




Viseart Lip Palette in Muse Nude 01




When I first saw this online via DTCMakeup, it got me so excited.  "I have to have that," I told myself. But even after a number of orders made, I still didn't buy it. Why?  Nagkukuripot! (laughs)  This baby costs Php3800 and I told myself, with that amount, I'd rather buy something else.  I tried to convince myself that I don't need a lipstick palette since I won't be doing makeup on other people anyway.  All I need are backups of my favourite nude lipsticks and I'm good.  

But when I got my hands on this baby, I was like, "GAAAAHHH…Why did I have to wait all this time!?"





This palette for me, is my lips' heaven on earth!  Fine, OA na. But seriously, I don't think I'd ever need to reach out for my other lippies now that I have this.

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

I am still here….

Oh yes, I am still here…that is in case you're wondering where the hell am I and well, you're missing me. Wait, have you missed me?
^_^

Kiddin' aside, I've just been very busy since last month because I've started in a new job which is entirely new to what I've been doing in the past. I'm still adjusting until now and to be honest, I still can't say that it's for me. Let's see. 

And another reason was, I went home for a short vacation in PH!  I got to spend New Year with my family and spend time with friends.  Indeed, iba talaga ang feeling pag nasa Pinas. I still look forward to the day that we won't have to leave anymore. 

Here's a few snaps of our time in Pinas:

 goofing with my Mom and Aunt as soon as we arrived at the airport


Mr. X and I with Jollibee!  I made sure that our first meal is going to be chicken joy.
^_^ 



With Mom and Sam


Oh yes, I got another haircut!


 with my sisters from different Moms, plus my Mom


get-together with HS friends


New Year's eve with family


with my baby, Mac





In Baguio once again! 



 with a dear friend from college, Laine



Last day in PH

I'd be posting more photos in the coming days plus some reviews of the places we went to.  I know I've been saying this for the longest time but I will try harder to blog more this year.  Honestly, I thought of shutting down this blog because I don't feel that motivated anymore. I felt like nobody's reading my blog anymore, I don't get to attend events that much and that I am so left behind already. I felt like I've reached the end of my blogging career, choz!  Then I remembered why I started this blog in the first place…I want to share my thoughts and experiences on products I'm using, I want to make kwento of anything that comes into my mind..and I want to connect with people who I share the same interests with.  So push lang! Maybe I'd stop blogging eventually, but not now.  Not yet. This blog serves as my online diary and the fact that I have met and still continue to meet friends and experience a lot of great things thru this blog, I think this is still worth spending time on. 

So yes, hopefully I get to have my blogging mojo back!

But really, I wish that you've missed me.
^_^


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Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Bourjois Volume 1 Seconde Mascara in Ultra Black...


Next to eyebrow makeup and eyeliner,  I think the next makeup stuff that I'd consider an essential is the mascara.  I have naturally thin, stick-straight lashes and I've realized years ago that mascara really helps in opening up the eyes making them more tantalizing (LOL!) 

I love mascaras and though I know one shouldn't open a lot of mascaras all at the same time because technically, they should only be kept for 6 months (max), I just couldn't stop myself from discovering what other brands has to offer when it comes to mascaras.  I've already found a number of good brands in the past (please check out my previous posts),  but I'm still always in the lookout for really good mascaras because as I've said earlier, it's a staple in my kit.

Today, I'd be sharing with you my experience with my first makeup stuff from Bourjois which happens to be another mascara…told you, I am such a sucker for mascaras!
^_^

Bourjois Volume 1 Seconde Mascara
(AED 70)

Featuring a high concentration of high intensity black pigments, it gives one an enchanting (I'd prefer tantalizing, hahah!) gaze for up to sixteen hours.  
Sunday, December 14, 2014

Bobbi Brown Holiday Gift-Giving 2014...

The holiday season is just around the corner.  Are you done with your Christmas shopping? If not, Bobbi Brown is here again to give you ideas of what to give your mom, your sister, your girl friends or that special woman in your life. With Bobbi's personally curated sets and palettes, you can be sure that you are indeed giving them the gift of glam this season.

Bobbi Brown Holiday 2014 Gift Giving

Holiday Deluxe Lip and Eye Palette
(AED 435)

Housed in a tortoise shell palette, this gorgeous palette offers an array of eyeshadows and creamy lip colors for standout looks that are gorgeous on all skin tones.  It includes a mini eyeshadow and lip brush for application on the go.  
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