Friday, July 29, 2011

i wannnnttt!

i just came in to work (lazy, lazy me!) and decided to browse a bit before finally immersing myself to another crazy work day and guess what i found:

(images from Girltalk)

both beauties are from Bally, and i know these would cost me a lot but I WANT THEM both! i love anything with heels and i still love Melissa (and lately, Ferreti which i'll be blogging about soon!) but i really want these pairs.
geesh, now i can't stop thinking bout shoes.

any idea how much these cost?
or probably you can suggest other brands..HELP!

okay, now i better start working...

Thursday, July 28, 2011

my latest stress-buster...

now that I'm into a "very" erratic work schedule that somehow made me lose my makeup mojo, I just lately realized that I now have a new outlet of de-stressing myself:

i know i only have a pair of ears, but I just love their earrings!
I think I have more than 50 pairs already!

love the colors!

my love for rings are now back!
good thing they now have small sizes to fit me

i always get compliments how cute this necklace is...

i still wish I'll have more guts to explore their wide range of clothes as well.
i know i'm boring when it comes to my to give me a few points?


Thursday, July 14, 2011

Product Review: Colorescience Pressed Mineral Powder

Almost 3 months ago, I've posted my skin's journey when i had an Obagi Blue Peel. I can still remember how weird i looked back then with all those peeling and dryness...not to mention me having to go to work without makeup. No regrets though, since I am still enjoying the effect it has on my skin...a lot more refined and less oily skin.

I was too scared to use my usual liquid foundations back then so I bought the Colorescience Pressed Mineral foundation. I promised to post a review and yeah, i know it's been months already...but like they say, better late than never! ^_^

here's a photo of me right after toning and moisturizing:

this was taken almost 2 months after my peel. there are still a lot of red marks on my face, but the doctor said it would be better to have IPLs to get those out. but i love the texture of my skin and the fact that i don't get to use a lot of oil blotting sheets like i used to.

after putting on concealers used, just the pressed powder applied dry

after eye makeup, blush and contouring:

i just love the polished, matte look it gives. it's so pigmented that i don't need to apply it wet. it minimizes the look of pores and definitely keeps my oilies at bay. the yellow-tone it gives is just right under natural light.
(sorry for the eyebags though, i know this time i really have to get rid of them...)

the sleek, light packaging is a plus and the fact that you don't have to use a lot to give you enough coverage is such a winner. even the sponge that comes with it looks fab and chic. if you check my first post about this powder, you'd see shimmers on my swatch but they are almost not visible when applied on the face. it gives you this healthy, almost luminous look instead of looking like a disco ball.

my only issue is the price. it's Php3750 a pop here in the Phils and i am just not sure if you can buy refills here. I got mine at The House of Obagi, again not sure if they are being sold in other stores. price is a lot more expensive than my other foundations, but just thinking of the benefits that i can get from using minerals instead of traditional makeup, the price is definitely worth it. and besides, i am sure you can get this cheaper online or if you have friends abroad you can ask them to get this for you.

i've been using mine almost everyday for more than 2 months now and i don't see me hitting the pan anytime soon. also, it's better to make sure that you have exfoliated first and moisturized well before applying. you don't also have to use a lot, with this powder you only need a light application and you'll get a great coverage without having to use concealers. it also stays put the whole day so you only need a few touch ups, or probably just use oil blotting sheets most especially if you oil up on your T-zone like I do most especially if i'm using layers of my Obagi skincare.

i used this one time when i was out running errands the whole day and with all those sweating and rubbing and blotting, it really stayed put. i'd like to think that i've finally found my HG powder with this.

so yeah, i am definitely buying again.

of course let me share my eye makeup:

i think i used Revlon eyeshadow here, and a matte brown on the outer-V to give my eyes a bit of depth. neutrals again, yeah!

MAC Tippy blush and Nyx lipcreme in Antwerp

so there you go. i hope my review would help you decide whether you'd want to try this or not. you can drop by any House of Obagi so you can check what shade suits you and see its magic with your own eyes.

til next time!

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Meet & Greet with Aileen of Shades of U....

(waves hello)

oh yes, I am still alive! =) sorry for the long MIA...been working a whole damn lot for the past month and i can hardly stay awake by the time i get home, which would usually be around past midnight, everyday! i missed blogging, i missed you and i hope you missed me too!
(bats eyelashes)

i hope everyone's doing okay...i am good despite the super busy work schedule, and i sincerely hope that i can find time to at least answer those who have been emailing me and asking me why i stopped blogging. i didn't stop, i am still here and still hoping that you won't get tired of checking this space for my updates. i will try harder to make time for my blog, and hopefully grant some requests. :)

anyways, I am very sure that most of you knows Aileen of Shades of U. well, after following her for years, i was able to meet her in person together with other blogger friends. she's one of those people i look up to and definitely one of those who inspired me to do good in applying makeup. 'twas a quick meetup, because i came late (still because of my work) but it was great! imagine seeing one of the pioneers in beauty blogging in flesh!

with other beauty blogger friends: Shen, Phoebe, Sophie, Smile, Nikki and Claud

Aileen's very nice and she's exactly how she is in her blog. I wish we could've spent more time with her. Hopefully in the future, soon!

Thanks to Sophie for arranging this meet & greet and of course, for the pictures!

and since i'll be meeting with Aileen, the makeup guru, i made sure i look presentable. of course, i wouldn't want her to get disappointed with me after telling her that she's one of those who made me start wearing makeup! ^_^

here's what i wore:

yeah, same boring neutrals
i think this is just MAC Ricepaper and Espresso.

sorry, i really can't remember what I used. but i am sure i used either an NC20 or NC25 MAC SFF here. Geesh,now i'm wearing an NC35...that's how dark i got after my short break to the beach last month.

i want my color back!

but i realized that to be a bit tan makes one look slimmer, and toned.
yeah, i wish!


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