Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Neutrogena wave boards in PH coasts

i grabbed this today at Watson's. haha i didn't know they were already selling this so i was hmm.. a bit confused and shocked at the same time because other sellers who did pre-orders from U.S were retailing this baby for 1000-1300php and today i got it at Watson's a CHEAPER and i mean cheaper price.. =D

inside contains (1) AA dry cell for the wave cleaner
the pink wave *oooooohh pink!!!!
and 2 packs of cleansing pads

i can't get over the pink color just yet. haha =)

the instructions are included at the back of the box which are really easy to follow since there are only 3.

and this is the velcro-y part to which you'll stick the cleansing pad. =)


Sunday, July 26, 2009

work hard and shop hard =}

my parents never gave me money for cosmetics probably because they don't want to enable me or i maybe it's their way of giving me "independence" haha. so the money i use for for cosmetic shopping would be from my work and a lot of side line jobs. *insert evil laugh here*

the things i got are:
MAC mineralize skin finish natural in medium plus
MAC lipglass
MAC 109 brush!!!!
MAC brush cleanser (and no it doesn't come with a spray-on nozzle like in the picture it originally comes with a screw cap. i tweaked it a bit because i find that using the screw cap is a bit difficult.)
Ever Bilena l/s Mauvey
The body shop lipstick in pink rose
some burloloys and a leather case for my iPhone.

the 109 up close! i used it today for mineral make up because i had extra time (it was my personal day off) and the way it applied was just AH-MEY-ZIIIIIIING. although it had a bit of fall-off. this particular brush you have to be more careful to. but it's okay since it does a lot of stuff (buffing in, blush, contour) i haven't tried it with liquid foundation though. and i don't know if MAC philippines will still restock this once it's sold out.

my new skin care regimen because my skin's not behaving lately probably because of stress and i just got out of a flu and got dehydrated... sigh... i wonder how this "reformulated" tea tree products of the body shop would work for me... i smell a review coming soon! haha anyway, what i got was just the toner, facial wash, tea tree oil. and the vitamin E mist since i've heard positive reviews about it. and it was on sale!!!!! i got all this products for 15 - 40 % off sale EACH! still pondering if i should get the fade night lotion though

and my other online buys include:
the sample starter kit from Joppa minerals!!
ohhhh and i finally got myself to buy the Coastal scents Silica Spheres!!!!
i also ordered a back up of my skinfood BB cream aloe.

i haven't got my previous order from Faerie Organics still so no reviews yet of the eye pigments, I'm still hoping they arrive. do you reckon it's because of the crappy weather we've been having lately? i don't even know if that has anything to do with the delayed shipment. you knowm typhoon, turbulence, storm signals...

maybe, maybe not. can you enlighten me on this one please? hehe thanks in advance =D

Friday, July 24, 2009

Quickpost: sigma travel set

the Sigma travel sets are now available, (black and pink) which retails for $49 each plus shipping $14 and to the sum of $63 (around 3150 php). now i promised myself i won't be getting them since i have a lot of brushes already and i had a bitof problems from the previous brushes i ordered. but i dunno. it's PINK!!! and they just look so tempting. but we'll see..

doesn't the pink holder look divine? sigh.... decisions decisions...

**on other news, i am still waiting for my faerie organics order, i love that company just because my skin loves their products too!!! since i have been using them my skin has gotten along with it. i used to swear on mineral whatever since they break me out, even everyday minerals broke me out after the 3rd day. but i have been using faerie organics for weeks now and my skin has gotten clearer, and yes i used up the free samples they shipped out so i have to get another one. what i am waiting for right now is, i actually ordered a few of their eyeshadow pigments because their colors were so whimsical (i'm a sucker for whimsical concept cosmetics), i was suppose to order from Aromaleigh (en pointe collection) but i heard that they're really crabby on giving out samples so i thought it wasn't so cost effective buying from them and paying shipping and getting a "barely-there" amount of sample. still waiting, i'm guessing shipping was delayed a bit because of the bad weather we had for the past days but hopefully they arrive. at least before our seniors' soiree party. hehe

until next time, i'm off for some shopping right now.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

BRUSHES: Trivia Goat vs. Squirrel for different skin types

you hear it again and again how the simplest tools such as your brushes can change the whole vibe of your make-up application, and while others may think the shape and density are one of the more crucial criteria, the material/hair/bristle used to make the brush can also play an important element to create that pretty made-up face =}

trivia 1: Goat haired brushes give you a glossy finished look, while squirrel haired brushes give you a matte finished look.

trivia 2: Goat hair: For those with oily skin. You can expect covering effects on pores naturally as fine powder can be applied evenly over the pores. In addition, you can get lustrous shiny skin by sweeping gently with the whole surface.

Trivia 3: Blue squirrel hair: For those with dry, or sensitive skin. Blue squirrel hair is not resilient; therefore a finished look will be more matte-looking as powder is lightly applied to your skin. The hair is very delicate so it is the basic rule to use the brush surface by laying the brush down. Blue squirrel hair is suitable for loose powder application, however as the hair is very delicate, blue squirrel hair brushes are not suitable for powders containing oil.

hope this helps a bit


Sunday, July 19, 2009

BRUSHES: Hakuhodo Makeup Brushes

hey girls, has anyone tried brushes from this company?... i was just so curious when my friends and i were having this pow-wow dinner and they mentioned that there's this Brush company from Japan, who creates this super nice and affordable brushes... so yea... i am sooooo uber curious, if anyone has their brushes, are they good?.. Hakuhodo is a makeup brush company located in Hiroshima, Japan. They claim to produce makeup brushes for many high end brand such as MAC Cosmetics and Cosme De Corte. They claimed that 60% of the high end makeup brushes market is theirs.
[Takamoto, Kazuo ( president )]

Hakuhodo, Ltd.
Founded in 1974 by Mr. Kazuo Takamoto, who broke away from his family business. Based on its policy of “brushes are tools,” the company produces and sells brushes for traditional handicrafts such as lacquer painting and ceramic painting, as well as a wide variety of brushes for makeup, calligraphy, industrial use, and other applications. In 1982, the company launched its own brand of brushes. The ‘Hakuhodo’ name became widely known after concluding an OEM contract with MAC of Canada in 1995, and they now supply products for about 70 companies on an OEM basis. For the purpose of disseminating information about traditional Japanese handcrafts and tool manufacturing, the company began publishing quarterly journals in 2003.

**o yea, and i just ordered some stuff from crown brushes hope they arrive soon

*and no. i am not ordering the Sigma pink brush set. i had my fair share of bad brushes from them and i'm not taking the risk again.


Saturday, July 18, 2009

back to the blogosphere

okay. no i have not been slacking off. i was sick i had the flu but not THE flu you're probably thinking of right now.. needless to say i am back to my tiptop shape.... i hope.

i kinda enjoyed being a little sick i got my friends to cook me yummy yummy food and weird concoctions and i got to stay in my house wrapped by my snuggly snuggly comforter while the weather was raging outside. and yea. NO DAMN CLASSES oooo sorry for the d-word. i'm just a bit of sigh of relief since i haven't finished my drafts yet mwahaha so i did that while i was on bedrest here's the rest of other fun things i did haha

~drink a lot of ginger ale with lemon
~eat a handful of gummyworms
~watch so you think you can dance
~online window shopping for chiffon dresses and ballet pointes
~watch youtube videos and then suddenly fall asleep
~sleep with my furball (a siberian husky). he's so warm and fuzzy
~order from various online cosmetic companies (Faerie Organics, Joppa, Earthenglow, Dreamworld and Ecoglo) plus various MAC pro pigments in samples. yey =)
~finished a fraction of my supposedly finished drafts


regular programming will resume from here on out


Monday, July 6, 2009


(if you guys are wondering what my real name is, it's that one on the shirt right there. =} cool huh?)
i super duper want to get a hair cut, as in the bob edgy type. my problem is my hair's curly so yeah, I'm stuck with the bed waves, beachy waves, waveywaves. i know i can get the edgy bob with a very good hairstylist, but i would be so lazy waking up extra early to heat protect, flat iron, blow dry and style my hair... maybe if i decide to really really put that much effort everyday i might get a new hairstyle, but as for now, i can still deal with my curlywurlies.

it was a fun day today, had a shoot with really goofy, kick ass photographers mwahaha, i kept sneezing and coughing and they were like, "whenever you're ready sneezy." it was nothing avant garde though. i was half glad that it wasn't since I'm was not feeling the best these days, i think I'm coming down with something...

ughhh.. have to rest.....

until next time =}

Friday, July 3, 2009


i promised myself that this payday would be a saver since my car needed a serious overhaul and oil change, and i got her that now she's shimmery again and the engine sounds a lot better and i also got her a mini TV LCD for the dashboard. =)

and i got myself a little something too!

a back up of my MAC 217 brush
this would be used for darker colors(for the outer V and crease)
and the other one would be for blending the lid and inner tear duct =)

Mango aviator sunnies!!
Swatch pink chronograph i have a pink watch already but this one just looked
so so so cool on my wrist and it chronograph, you know how it's so hard
to look for a chrono watch for ladies without it being so so gigantic looking!

and my biggest buy was this one

i finally bought an iPod touch, (32gb) I've had this on my wishlist for the longest time.
i was actually thinking of hauling MAC style warriors collection instead of buying this.
but in the end my feet took me to Park Square and found myself buying this baby.
now I'm thinking of buying the Skullcandy Pipe or a JBL dock ha ha.. that is, if i find one.

and i bought various pigment samples from different mineral makeup companies, since most of them are having a 4th of July sale! I'm finding myself more curious about pigments nowadays but so not ready to buy the whole jar from MAC, but if they had the vanilla piggie I'd totally buy one. so... I'm excited to get those!!!

***how 'bout you, what did you get for your pay day self indulgence? =)

until next time,
see you around vanity boulevard. =}