Friday, February 28, 2014

La Prairie Cellular Swiss Ice Crystal Collection Launch...

I've heard about the brand La Prairie before, but haven't really gotten the chance to try any of their  products yet.  I must admit, I got intimidated right after knowing that their prices are just like that of La Mer's, more expensive even.  I used to think that beauty products with skyrocket prices are just overrated, but Mom swears by La Mer, so I guess I should stop being judgmental and let brands like La Prairie prove their worth.   So when I got the chance to attend my very first La Prairie event, I made sure I'd be able to go and finally know what's so special about their products.

The event was held at the posh Voda Bar at the Zabeel Saray Hotel in Jumeira.  The hotel by the way is so gorgeous, I wish I had taken some photos.  But I just got so shy I wasn't able to take selfies.  Yes, selfies!  Of course, I would want to be in the photos too!

Voda Bar entrance


Bobbi Brown X L'Wren Scott: The Bobbi Brown Amnesia Rose Collection...

Surround yourself with all the beautiful spring flowers with Bobbi Brown's collaboration with L'Wren Scott, the Amnesia Rose Collection for Spring 2014.  The collection is inspired by the Amnesia Roses grown by L'Wren herself in her garden in Loire Valley, France.  The collection has shades of lilac, purple, pink, rose and mauve..the ultimate combination of colours for a romantic love story you wouldn't mind having on your face.

Take a peek of what's in store for you in this collection coming this March 2014 in the Philippines.  I'm not sure when this would be coming here in the UAE, I'll try to get information and will just update this post.
Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Product Review: INGLOT Lip Pencil/Crayon #12...

And so I'm back with another lip product to show you.  And if you are thinking it's just another nude-ish/peachy/MLBB shade, then you are soooo RIGHT!

What can I do, they are the colours I am most comfortable with.  And husband-approved too, well at least in my case.  If you follow me on Instagram, you'd see a post of me wearing a loud pink lippie (Rimmel Apocalips in Nova) and guess what, Mr. X immediately gave me a stare.  No words needed, it just means "take that off!" (laughs)  Of course, I didn't budge.  But he didn't look so pleased and kept on rolling his eyes on me whenever I go checking on my puckers.  Ohh, (some) men just don't understand!

Anyway, let's go back to this most recent lip product purchase of mine…the INGLOT AMC Lip Pencil/Crayon in #12.

 INGLOT AMC Lip Pencil/Crayon #12

According to the INGLOT website, it has Avocado oil that moisturizes, smoothens and regenerates the lips and with a formula that ensures a long lasting even coverage with a velvety matte finish.  It's Paraban-free too and another best thing, it is not tested on animals.

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Nail Paints by Barry M...

Oh yes, I'm baaccck!  I know, it's not the first time I went MIA on this blog so I'm pretty sure you're already used to that. But I still want to explain myself why.  The reason of my sort of blogging-hiatus for some weeks was I focused on studying!  Yep, I finally decided on pushing thru with some certifications in line with my field and I took the first one last Thursday.  And I passed!  Woo-hoo!  Okay, it may not really be a big deal but I wasn't really expecting that I would pass.  I had a hard time studying (old age, maybe?) and I admit, I'd rather read about makeup.  So, I was literally trying so hard to stuff my little brain with a lot of geeky information. I could hear my heart beating so fast as I get nearer to the end of the exam. And when the score flashed at the end, I was like.."Oh yeaaah!"

 Funny that someone actually thought that the reason why I haven't been writing much is that because, I am no longer getting as much products as I used to. Well, I admit that I do miss getting gifts from our friends in PR but let me tell you that first, I still have a lot of stuff to write about. And second, I started this blog writing about stuff I bought with my own money and I still buy despite being able to get a lot of stuff for free. So not getting as much free stuff won't be an issue for me.  It will never be, and I promise you that.  I am still new here in Dubai and slowly getting invites on some events. Thanks also to my fellow bloggers and kabayan Rosel and Sheila for introducing me to some of the PRs here.  Maybe time will come, I'll be as active in events as I was before.  

Okaaay, enough blabbing. LOL!  Today, I want to show you an addition to my teeny-weeny nail polish collection…the Nail Paints from Barry M.
(no, not Manilow!)

Bright Purple

The Unveiling of the Mall of the Emirates' Fashion District...


Last week, I attended the press conference for the unveiling of the Mall of the Emirates' Fashion District, the new address of contemporary fashion in Dubai.  Presenting a dynamic collection of modern brands, with influences from fashion's most enviable cities, Fashion District houses luxury labels like Halston Heritage, McQ by Alexander McQueen and Sandro. There are more than 30 contemporary stores in the 5000 square meters fashion destination, a refreshing mix of debut and existing brands to create the stylish new landmark for the city.

Here are some photos taken at the event held at the Kempinski Hotel:

Before the actual press conference, the attendees were ushered to this embellishment section so they can get to choose what type of design and embellishments they want to have on their souvenir shirts. 

Friday, February 14, 2014

Valentines Makeup Look + Updates...

Oh yes, I am still alive!  I know I've been MIA for weeks now and I'm not sure if you missed me, but I missed you!

By the way, let me first greet you a….

So, what are your plans for today?  As for me, I am not sure.  I'm still nursing a bad case of colds and I'm not really in the mood to go out these days.  Me and Mr. X aren't so big with V-day, I actually can't remember a time when we celebrated it on the actual day! But let's see what he's up to for today.  Tee-hee.  By the way, it's payday weekend + V-day for you there back in PH, so if you're going out on a date later, be prepared to be caught in traffic!  But as long as you'd get caught in traffic with that special someone in your life, I don't think that would be a problem. Cheesy much!  Hahaha.  Anyways, should you not be able to celebrate it today, there are a lot of days to do so.  Besides, every day can be Valentines Day, right!?   

Going back to why I went missing…Well, I've been kinda busy with some things lately.  Nope, I am still not back to working and I don't think I'd be soon (still hoping for that though!)  If you've been following me on Instagram, you'd know I am sort of back to studying because I am taking an exam soon!  I feel like my brain got all rusty and I figured why not take some exams to amp up my resume?  Not a bad idea really! So that's what I've been up to lately.  Mr. X asked me to focus on that first and then go back to more blogging after. I'll be taking the exam next week, so please pray for me.  Pretty please!?

And before I forget, here's a makeup look I came up with yesterday (because I also need to take a break with all that studying!) and I think this is something you can wear on a date.  

Something New: Happy Skin Shut Up and Kiss Me in Valentine Kiss by Kris Aquino...

If Anne Curtis' signature lip color is Red, then it's Pink for our very own Queen of All Media, Kris Aquino.  

And for the first time, Kris collaborated with a makeup brand to co-create a lipstick inspired by her favourite pop of pink. And with whom she collaborated with?  It's with the skin-caring makeup brand, Happy Skin.  Like its founders Jacqe Yuengtian-Gutierrez and Rissa Mananquil-Trillo, Kris also believes that when your skin looks good, you feel good.

Kris Aquino herself had been hands-on with the process, road-testing the samples herself until she found the best shade that mimics her most favourite shade of pink.  She likes her pink to have that exact balance of femme and fierce, attention grabbing and awe-inspiring at the same time. 

And so after months of testing and trying, the Happy Skin Shut Up and Kiss Me Moisturizing Lippie by Kris Aquino in Valentine Kiss is finally here!

Just like the way Kris wants it, Valentine Kiss is a youthful, happy shade of pink that is not bubblegum-ish and is classy instead of cute.  So that's good news to even mature women who prefers to wear pink on their lips.  (Ehem! Ehem!)

This is priced at Php549 and is limited edition so make sure to grab one before it gets sold out.  Besides, it will not only make you look good, but also feel good because for every lippie sold, a portion of the sales will go to the maintenance of the Our Lady of Manaoag church in Pangasinan.   

Happy Skin sent me a sample (Thanks so much!) and it's still with my Mom in the Philippines but I just can't wait to get my hands on it.  I asked my mom to swatch it for me and my-oh-my, I just knew I need to get backups already!  (laughs) 

So for those who want to score that ala-kris Aquino pink lips, you now know exactly what to get!

Happy Skin is available at Rustan’s Makati and Rustan’s Shangri-la, Beauty Bar, and Plains & Prints boutiques. Visit for complete store listings and more product info. Follow @happyskin_ph on Instagram and Twitter. You can also buy Happy Skin online via

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