Saturday, January 30, 2010

UD Book of Shadows Vol.2: Sphynx and AC/DC eotd...

(such an interesting and exciting title...LOL)

yeap, i still have Sol's palette...and still no intention of returning it soon! hehehe, oh as much as i wanted to keep it, it's not mine. so before i return it, here's another look from Book of Shadows vol.2 palette:

PAC brow kit
MAC brow set in Beguile
UD Book of Shadows vol. 2 e/s in Sphynx and AC/DC
MAC Blacktrack
MAC liner in Smouldering
Shiseido MM Lash Expander

Smashbox Photofinish primer
Revlon Colorstay in Buff
MAC SS concealer in NW20
Cinemasecrets concealer
MAC True Romantic
Shu Uemura Matte Loose Powder

NYX lipgloss in Beige

camwhoring when already running late!

ohhh...i think i'm on the verge of getting this palette being sold at ebay for almost $100!

Friday, January 29, 2010

my Minutemaid contest entry....

my attempt on looking fresh:

putting on summery colors never fail to set me on a good mood during those days when i feel like i woke up at the wrong side of the bed. on those days, i'd wake up with dull skin and yeah, bad mood.

so, i'd start the day with a refreshing bath using my favorite citrus-scent body wash. i would then play with makeup, making sure to apply lively, summery colors to lift my mood...mascara, or even falsies to help open up my eyes and flirty pinkish blush to make me look more alive and full of energy...and of course, pink lips for that sexy pout.

i'm a fan of dark-colored clothes but on my "low" days, i try to stay away from them. i'd wear bright colored tops to exude more happiness and energy...and like what they say, we must try to attract positive vibes all the time!

and lastly, flash that smile and be ready to face the day with a fresh and positive outlook in life.

PAC brow kit
Ben Nye palette
Maybelline Cat Eye mascara (after applying falsies)
Prestige white liner
Smashbox photofinish primer
MAC SS concealer in NW20
Revlon Colorstay in Buff mixed with MAC NC25
MAC MSF Natural in Light
MAC HK blush in Tippy
Shu Uemura matte loose powder

MAC l/s in Purple rite topped with lipglass in Pink Frost

(excuse the nasty pimples...)

i hope you like it...


by the way, i joined the contest for the spirit of fun. i just want to put on makeup and have fun :)


Thursday, January 28, 2010

Love your skin this Love season!

Ladies, celebrate the Valentine’s season by showing your skin some love! Neutrogena®, the brand recommended by dermatologists, is now offering a special promo for its revolutionary facial cleanser – the Neutrogena® Wave.

Get a 50% discount on Neutrogena® Wave’s Deep Clean Foaming Pad Refill pack of thirty (30) foaming pads! Simply purchase a Neutrogena® Wave starter kit from January 28 to February 24, 2010 in all Watson’s and all Beauty by SM outlets.

The Neutrogena® Wave starter kit includes the power cleanser gadget, two-week supply (or 14 pads) of single-use foaming pads and one AA battery. Proven to clean the skin ten times deeper than traditional facial cleansers, the Neutrogena® Wave’s tingly cool foam penetrates deeper into pores while the gentle vibrating motion stimulates and opens the skin’s surface to remove more dirt, oil and make-up. At the same time, the softly textured Deep Clean Foaming Pad sweeps away layers of dead skin cells for visibly softer, smoother skin after just one use.

Avail of the thirty-day (30) refill packs for half the price at Php 200.00, with the Wave starter kit, and experience a deep clean for a refreshed and remarkably softer skin that you will surely love!

After all, providing superior cleansing for your skin will help you look your best as you spend Valentine’s with your special someone or your best friends.

Hurry up, get yours now!

say hi to my new baby!

i thought i'd be contented with my 'lil point-and-shoot cam which i've been using for the past 2 years. i must say it did serve me well...providing me with good photos and made sure i've documented the looks i've been coming up with for my blog.

well, i was wrong. i did come to a point that i wanted to get myself one of those bulky DSLRs like my friends and even X have. but then i wonder, what if i get so hooked and wanted to get those nice lens that most of DSLRs users dream of having? yeah, those big, expensive lens that would cost more than my makeup loot for a year! okay, maybe i'm exaggerating...hahahhaa but seriously, they are so damn expensive and they just couldn't get enough of them. i don't wanna be like that, yet.

so, just to satisfy the craving (and of course, to replace my old trusty Canon ixus75) of having the feel of a DSLR, i bought:

my new baby, Canon G11

Successor of PowerShot G10, it features 10 Megapixels CCD sensor, 5x optical zoom (35mm film equivalent: 28-140mm), DIGIC 4, capability to shoot RAW just like a DSLR camera, ISO 80-3200, and a 2.8-inch TFT 461,000 pixels color swivel LCD with wide viewing angle.

Measures 112 x 76 x 48 mm and weighs Approx. 355g.

* desc from MACWorld

i was supposed to get Shen's G11, but it didn't push through. i must admit, i was so disappointed and frustrated at that time that i told myself i am not going home without one. and so i did!

yeah, i am stubborn like that! LOL.

loving my new cam

i am still getting used to with all the settings. i am a retard with this kind of stuff so i'm sure that it'll be a helluva pain in the ass before i can have a nice shot...but i do hope i'd learn soon or else i'd hit my head sooo hard with this and just go back to my trusty Ixus.

i hope not, though.

i LOVE my new cam...really! i am so loving it that i am thinking of attending some basic class in photography soon. just enough for me to know stuff on apperture, iso, etc etc. (nosebleed!)

thanks to the one who made my wish possible (wink) how about an iPhone for next week? LOL!

now, i am thinking of what name to give my new baby. my car's named MAKISIG or MAK (mighty) and my dog i need another boy's name that starts with M.

any ideas?


Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Twice Baked!

nope, this isn't a food post...but a look i came up with using UD Book of Shadows vol. 2 which was given to me by Sol. LOL!

alright, i'm kiddin' she's just too nice to let me borrow this since i wasn't able to get myself one. ARGH!

surprisingly, i was able to come up with a boring neutral look for my first attempt in using it:

PAC browkit
UD e/s in YDK and Twice Baked, a bit of Perversion
Maybelline Cat Eyes mascara
MAC liner in Smoldering
MAC fluidline in Blacktrack

Smashbox Photofinish primer
MAC SS concealer in NW20
MAC Select Cover in NW20
Revlon Colorstay in Buff
MAC SF Powder in NC20
Maybelline blush in Watermelon
Monave foundation concealer in Caroline
Shu Uemura Matte Loose powder
NYX l/s in Fig

see those blemishes? they are so horrible that i intentionally loaded up on concealer, it did blend on my skin after anyways.

i really am beginning to be into neutrals these's a no-brainer look to come up with when you're in a hurry!

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Blog Sale!

Hi dear readers, i am selling some of my pre-loved makeup.

MAC Lustre Drops in Sun Rush, BNIB swatched P700
MAC MSF Deep Dark/Natural and Shimmer, 3x used P500
MAC MES in Hot Contrast, 2-3x used almost BN P500 reserved to NoraQT
MAC HK e/s palette in Lucky Tom, used 5x P1200
MAC Technakohl in Obviously Orange, swatched BNIB, P400
MAC Paintpot in Perky, 85% left P500

NYX e/s in Golden Orange, swatched P150
<[s>NYX e/s in Chai, used 2x P150 reserved to dustbunny
NYX e/s in Sunrise, swatched P150
NYX e/s in Ocern Frost, swatched P150
NYX trio e/s in Lake Moss, P250

Artdeco mineral e/s in #15, swatched P150
Artdeco Fixing Powder for Rub and Waterproof Camouflage 10g, 70% left P300
reserved to aestheticallysavvy
Artdeco Bronzing Compact, 80% left P350 reserved to Nehs

TBS Duo e/s in Eucalyptus Gray, swatched P150
TBS Flawless Skin Protection Foundation in 02, 80% P350
reserved to vanessa

MUFE e/s (will post shades soon)
MUFE starpowder (will post shades), used once P250

TFS Baked Shimmer All Over Illuminator in Pink Nuance, used 10x max P250 reserved to vanessa
4U2 palette in Modern (neutrals), used twice P400
Smashbox e/s quad in Juxtapose, 80% left P200 reserved to aestheticallysavvy

Guerlain Parure Compact in Beige Exquise 02, 90% left P1000 reserved to dustbunny
Shiseido The Make Up e/s quad in Thunder and Lightning, P300
Modelco Beauty Fix spray, 80% left P400

Smashbox Halo Perfecting Foundation, more than 90% left available 2 shades in Light and Fair, P800 each reserved to sylvericon
Guerlain Parure Extreme Liquid in 02, 80% left P1200 reserved to dustbunny
Diorskin Nude Natural Glow Hydrating makeup in 022, 90% left P1200
Smashbox Studio Seamless liquid, P70% left P350 reserved to sylvericon

MUFE Liquid Lift foundation in N5, 80% left P850
MUFE Face and Body liquid makeup in #1, 80% left P850
MUFE Face and Body liquid makeup in #28, tested once P900

72 neutral palette from ebay (most pans are unused, some are 2-3x used), P600
120-color palette from Manly (also from ebay, slightly used most pans are unused), P500 reserved to Chrissy

if interested please leave a comment or shoot me an email...please help me pool some cash, hahah!

Foodtripping at CYMA Restaurant, Shangrila

the foodtrippers strike again! and this time, we went to CYMA Restaurant at Shangrila Mall...and yeah, i was so intrigued by Nikki's food post about Cyma that i insisted on trying it out.

busy people during lunch

Spinach and Artichoke Fondue, Php350.00

i made sure we ordered this one since according to reviews, this is one of the bestsellers at CYMA. i loooove it! make sure to eat this while the fondue is hot...but be careful not to burn your tastebuds. :)

Meatless Moussaka, Php250.00

this has eggplant...but seriously, i hardly tasted it. it's so creamy and literally melts in your mouth, yum!

Chicken Souvlakia Souvlaki, Php340.00

it's good...i just wish it came with more tomatoes

Short Ribs Stifado, Php420.00

this is the winner! meat is so tender and tasteful. i'd gladly eat this everyday!

Roasted Cedar Planked Salmon, Php360.00

tastes bland...but my friends like it. maybe i'm just used to more tasteful dishes.

Baby Clams Angel Hair, Php600.00 (Family)

a so-so for me. i am not into Pestos...i'd rather have tomato-based pasta.

and then their famous desserts:

Flaming Mangoes, Php250.00

"OPPAH!" is what you'd hear their staff say whenever they take this out of the kitchen. it's a whole mango (yep, with the seed) on a sizzling plate. of course best eaten with the icecream!

their staff volunteered to slice it for us

Skolatina, Php295.00

this is LOOOOVEEE! we were so amazed with the amount of creamy chocolate that flowed from it. sweet, but not too much. even the guys love it!

and here are the foodtrippers:

Kris, Andrew, Jasel and Anton

Weng, April, Jheng and Luisa

Total bill: more or less Php3700.00

food is definitely not cheap, but it's good. i won't mind going back, i'd love to have that stifado dish, fondue and the skolatina again :)

so guys and girls, where's our next destination?

CYMA Restaurants

Level 6 Shangrila Mall, Mandaluyong City

G/F Greenbelt 2, Ayala Malls Makati City

Level 4 Trinoma Mall

*thanks to April for the awesome pics!

Monday, January 25, 2010

Sweet, Flirty look for Valentines...

inspired by TiffanyD's flirty look, i decided to come up with my own version...sans that hot pink e/s since i am going to work and i don't want those nasty are-you-going-to-a-party look.

i know, i wasn't able to replicate hers but i hope you'd still like it:

PAC brow kit
Bobbi Brown and MAC e/s
MAc fluidline in Blacktrack
Shiseido MM Lash Expander

Smashbox Photofinish primer
MAC SS concealer in NW20
Cinemasecrets concealer
Revlon Colorstay in Buff
MAC Summer Rose
Shu Uemura Matte Loose Powder

PAC l/s topped with MAC lip gellee in Dewy Jube

for a night-out, you can just build the colors so you won't look pale :)


Saturday, January 23, 2010

last week's loot...

oh no..when will this kind of post ever end?

because i got so envy with Sol's gift from J&J, i decided to sign-up for their free stuff as well. and after 3 days, i got mine:

aren't they adorable?

perfect for traveling!

and enabled by MakeupEnvy of Youtube, i got myself another concealer from MAC:

MAC Select MoistureCover concealer in NW20
(another perfect match for my undereyes!)

my first time to buy a pair of shoes from SM Parisian:

i love the perfect and comfortable fit. i wish it would stay that way...if this proves to be good, i'd get myself more! priced at Php999.00, this is a steal.

and my big purchase for the week:

i so love the blouse that i got myself two!

and because i need a wallet so bad:

i tried to get one from their stuff on sale, but they are all white. and i can't use anything white! i'd get dirty in no time...yeah, i am that careless.

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