Sunday, June 28, 2009

Me Doing my Sis' Face + Giveaways

Hello ladies! I know I've been MIA for a while now. My laptop is still currently being fixed so I don't have my own laptop. Anyway, I'd just like to share with you a picture of my sister. I did her makeup for a party she went to yesterday. Unfortunately, I didn't have my stuff with me so I had to make do. There was no e/s primer, and she wasn't even able to curl her lashes and put on mascara :(

Monave Foundation in Saturnina
Larenim Mineral Silk
Dollface Cosmetics Concealer Palette

Urban Decay Brow Box in Brown Sugar
Urban Decay Polyester Bride
Urban Decay Last Call
E.L.F. e/s from Butternutty Quad
Loreal Contour Eye Pencil

Dollface Cosmetics 10-piece blush

Earthen Glow Minerals Lip Gloss in 11012

Anyway, moving on, more blogger giveaways!

Eyezaddiction is giving away this...

These goodies are nice!

Click HERE to find out how to join.

And Beauty for a Living is giving away this...

Not sure what they are? These are gift certificates for facial and body treatments! How great is that!

Click HERE to find out how to join!

Speaking of giveaways, I have a giveaway too for Philippine readers! There's still a lot of time to join.

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Philippine Giveaway!

Hello my lovelies! Since there are so many giveways in blogger, I decided to make one too! So tada, I'm giving away a bottle of Cyleina Grapeseed oil, but this is open to Philippine residents only. I have to apologize to my international readers. I'll have a giveaway that will be open internationally one of these days too, but for now this will be for local residents only because this glass bottle is heavy and will be expensive to ship.

Here's a pic:

photo taken from

Product Description:

Ingredients: grapeseed extract, ylang-ylang essential oil

"The gse oil is a very good natural moisturizer.good for any skin type.this
should be used at night after washing your face with cyleina organic soaps, use
this before sleeping, it will help your face stay moisturized throughout the
evening and it will help you wake up to a softer and supple skin in the
Made with 100% high grade grapeseed extract and infused with
Ylang-ylang essential oil."

I find this grapeseed oil to be a good moisturizer. Even if I have oily skin, I don't wake up with an oil mine face, which is rare for me! It smells good too!

Anyway, here are the conditions for this giveaway:
1. You must be a follower of my blog
2. You must post about this giveaway in your blog and provide a link to this page
3. Leave a comment here and provide the link to your page
4. There must be at least 10 entries for this giveway to push through, or I might decide to postpone it.

This giveaway ends July 21 (exactly one month from now). Anyway, good luck and thanks for joining!

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Saizen Store + MAC tag

Hello dear readers! I'd like to write something about the Saizen Store located in Robinson's Galleria. I've seen some posts about it in Nikkiz' and Donnarence's blogs, so when my sister asked me to come with her to Saizen, I just had to say yes!

Here it is from the outside:

Just so you know, everything inside the store is P85 (around $1.60). There's a lot of stuff to look at. Not everything inside is value-for-money, though. There are some that you're better off buying somewhere else. But there's a lot of nifty finds in the beauty part...

Here's a picture. There are a lot of good nail stuff there that's interesting and they also have a nice selection for falsies. I haven't bought anything yet, but I will in the future!

Anyway, moving on, I got MAC tagged by Pammy and Martha. I have to admit I'm not as into MAC as most makeup junkies are (since I'm a MMU addict at heart), but I'm always happy to oblige!

Here it is...

How long have you been using Mac?
Maybe more than a year.

What was your first Mac product?
MAC Blot Pressed Powder

What's your all time favourite Mac product?
MAC beauty powders

What's your least favourite Mac product?
Their lipglasses. (ditto!) It's nice but for it's price, I'll just find something that isn't sticky.

Do you own a Pro Card?
Nope, coz we don't have a Pro store here.

Your Mac foundation shade:
I haven't found my exact shade yes. I'm definitely lighter than NC30 so I'm around NC20-25. Yes, I don't use MAC foundations since I only use MMU foundations.

What's your favourite Mac-



creme royal


fluidline in dipdown

187 (it's most people favorite, i think)

Nail Lacquer:

Pro Product:
I've never tried any pro products! wahhh!

Comment on the following Mac product; Have you used them? If so, give feedback:

Prep + Prime Skin: N/A

Full Coverage Foundation: N/A

Studio Sculpt Foundation: N/A

Face + Body Foundation: N/A

Mineralize Satin Finish: N/A

Studio Fix Fluid: N/A

Hyper Real Foundation: N/A

Select SPF15 Foundation: N/A

Studio Tech Foundation: N/A

Studio Fix Powder: N/A

Studio Stick: N/A

Hyper Real Pressed Foundation: N/A

Beauty Powder: i love it! it's sheer and natural.

Sculpting Powder: N/A

Shaping Powder: N/A

Loose Blot Powder: N/A

Pressed Blot Powder: it's great for oil control. very sheer and doesn't cake with repeated application.

Mineralize Skinfinish Natural: i'm trying really hard to stay away from this product. it looks so tempting but it's expensive!

Mineralize Skinfinsh: same as above

Powder Blush: good products

Blushcreme: N/A

Mineralize Blush: me wanna try!

Gel Blush: N/A

Cream Color Base: N/A

Studio Sculpt Concealer: N/A

Select Cover Up Concealer: N/A

Select Moisturecover Concealer: N/A

Studio Finish Concealer: N/A

Studio Stick: N/A

Lip Erase: N/A

Tinted Lip Conditioner: a little expensive for lip conditioner but i love how it feels like glossy lip balm but with a good amount of color

Lipstick: N/A

Lipglass: it's nice but it's too sticky. i hate stickiness :(

See Thru Lip Color: N/A

Dazzleglass: N/A

Cremesheen Glass: N/A

Lip Gelee: N/A

Lip Pencil: N/A

Solar Bits: they're really lovely.

Nail Lacquer: N/A

Shadestick: creased on me within 5 minutes

Paint: N/A

Paint Pots: creased on me but not as easily as the shadesticks

Eye Shadow: very good pigmentation but i like to buy in palettes since they're more value-for-money

Pigment: uber pigmented

Glitter: N/A

Eye Kohl: N/A

Chromaline: N/A

Fluidline: good but i've found something better

Liquid Last Liner: N/A

Lustre Drops: N/A

False Lashes: N/A

ProLash Mascara: N/A

Zoom Lash Mascara: N/A

Plush Lash Mascara: N/A

Fibre Rich Lash Mascara: N/A

Dazzle Lash Mascara: N/A


What has been your favourite Mac collection to date?
HK! I LOOOOVE hello kitty.

What products do you think Mac are missing?
lip and cheek tint. why don't they have one? i love those.

I tag anyone who'd like to do this!

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Giveaway at My Sweet Fix!

Look at this stuff! My Sweet Fix is having a blogger giveway.

Here's what the loot is:
>Beauty Credit Greentea Yellow Soil Mousse Pack and Lipgloss (good dupe for MAC Dazzleglass)
>Lush soap in Snowcake
>Half of the full size jar of MAC Mutiny Pigment
>French Manicure Set which includes the following:
*Top Coat
* Base Coat
* Nail Hardener
*French White Nail Polish
* French Pink Nail Polish
* Nail Decals (for that added jazz on your classic french manicure)
+ A Surprise MAC product and other makeup/skincare related items!

Wanna know how to join? Click here!

I know I've been posting giveaways every other post. I hope you'll bear with me. There's just a lot right now!

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Product Review: Shu Uemura High Cleansing Beauty Oil Premium A/O

photo taken from

What it is:
A two-in-one cleanser and makeup remover.

What it is formulated to do:
High Cleansing Beauty Oil Premium A/O provides antiaging and antioxidant skin purification that thoroughly cleanses the skin while protecting it against the internal and external aggressions associated with aging. Leaves skin smooth and protected without stripping it of its natural oils.

What else you need to know:
shu uemura's #1 selling Cleansing Oil. Suitable for all skin types.

Like it says, this is Shu Uemura's bestselling cleansing oil. It's most probably for the antioxidant properties it has. I haven't been using it enough to see if my skin has gotten more youthful, but I'll give a little of what I think about.

The first thing that I noticed is that it doesn't emulsify as well as the pink one. I don't know if it's just me. I'm no expert on cleansing oils. It also didn't leave my face as zit-free as the pink one. Well, the pink one is the one that is meant for oily skin so I can't hold it against this variant. However, in the time span that I was using this, I got two compliments from my guy friends who asked me if I was doing something different with my face since my skin looked nice. Hmmm.... I don't know if it's because of this variant or the prolonged effect of using this plus the week before when I was using the pink variant.

Like the other cleansing oils, I can actually get away without using moisturizer at night since it leaves my face moist.

Will I buy this again? Like I said, I have to wait until I've tried all the oils to decide which one I'm going to buy.

Blogger Giveaways Galore!

There are a lot of giveways in the beauty world right now! So let me show you some more of them.

Nancy Lauren is giving this away to two lucky girls!

And she even has a 2nd prize.

Here are her rules:
1. Subscriber to my blog! If not....just click "follow me" button on the right side link!
2. Must be crazy inlove with make up! :D
3. You need to repost this on your blog and then leave me a comment below saying that you want in on the give aways.
4. Tell your blog friends about it, put a link back to my blog!
5. I'm still figuring out how to announce the winners, I will draw names to pick a winner...maybe on blogTV, youtube etc.....but for sure will be posted here on my blog so check it out on the end date I provided!
6. Will ship International!
7. EASY huh! :D

Click here to find out more and join her giveaway! It's easy!

Jian of Pinkfish Pie is also holding a giveway. Check it out!

Here are her conditions:

Conditions of Entry:

1. You must be a follower. I don't mind if you've been reading for ages, or if you're new to my blog. Just follow.
2. You must have your own blog. (Obviously)
3. Entries are limited to one per person.
4. You must follow my "How to Enter" instructions, if I see no link, or no post when I check your blog, no entry.
5. More than 10 people must enter. If less enter, then I will postpone the contest.

Click here to find out more and join her giveaway.

Friday, June 12, 2009

Reader Requests: UD Swatches + Tag + Awards

As requested by Crissy, here are the swatches of the Urban Decay Ammo Box. I have to say, my camera didn't do these shades justice. They are so pigmented and pretty, but it was hard to capture them right.

Here are the swatches done without flash in indoor light:

L-R: Smog, Mildew, Oil Slick, Last Call, Chopper

L-R: Maui Wowie, Shattered, Polyester Bride, Grifter, Sin

Anyway, I hope these swatches helped.

Moving on, Kaz tagged me regarding where I blog. So here it is! I'm sorry it's messy. :P

1. Post a picture of where you blog.
2. Feel free to tell us a little about your space or explain certain items in detail. Or not.

3. Link back to the tagger's original post.

4. Tag five other bloggers to show their blogspot.

Okay, I won't go into detail about my spot anymore. hahah!

What are you wearing right now?
Black shorts and a pink blouse

What's the last thing you've read / are currently reading?
does a music piece count? haha

Do you nap a lot?
No. I wish I'd nap more often though.

Who was the last person you hugged?
OMG i'm not really sure

What's your current obsession / addiction?
saving up for makeup school

What's for dinner?
Sinigang and Pancit. Yum!

What was the last thing you bought?
A cream blush

What are you listening to right now?
nothing really

If you could have any superpower, what would it be?
The power to create something out of nothing

What is your favorite weather & why?
cool & cloudy so I wouldn't sweat --> I agree

What time do you usually wake up?
Around 9 am. I know, I'm lazy.

What is your most challenging goal right now?
saving up --> ditto!

Say something to the person who tagged you.

Hi Kaz, I hope we'll get to know each other even better! Glad to have made a new friend.

Moving on, lovely bloggers Vonnie and Narita passed on this award to me. Thank you girls!

-Include the award logo in your blog or post.
-Nominate as many blogs which you like.
-Be sure to link to your nominees within your post.
-Let them know that they have received this award by commenting on their blog.
-Share the love and link to this post and to the person from whom you received your award

There's more! Lovely ladies Martha, Nesz and Elsa passed these awards to me.

  1. Accept the award, post it on your blog together with the name of the person who has granted the award and his or her blog link.
  2. Pass the award to other blogs that you’ve newly discovered. Remember to contact the bloggers to let them know they have been chosen for this award.
I'd like to pass these awards to the ff people:

Tuesday, June 09, 2009

Product Review: Shu Uemura Skin Purifier High Performance Cleansing Oil Fresh

photo taken from

Product Description:

What it is:
A two-in-one cleanser and makeup remover.

What it is formulated to do:
High Performance Balancing Cleansing Oil Fresh provides refreshing and radiance-enhancing skin purification that thoroughly cleanses the skin while respecting its integral balance.

What else you need to know:
Suitable for normal to oily skin types and acne-prone skin. Removes waterproof makeup

As all of you know, I got this in a set of 6 cleansing oils and I have to say that I am in love! I'm no expert on cleansing oils since the only one I've tried apart from the Shu oils are Elianto Green Tea Cleansing Oil and DHC Cleansing Oil (once only). Of all the Shu oils, I decided to start with this first since this is the most recommended for oily skin.

I'm not used to using the oil cleansing method since it doesn't give me that squeaky clean feeling I get from washing my face with soap. Sometimes I still wash my face with soap after just because I'm not used to that moist feeling. What sold me on this variant is that when I feel a bump coming on, I wash with this at night and the next morning, the bump is dry! I'm really impressed. And take note that I'm very acne-prone and I don't even need to use my acne soap anymore.

I also don't have any problems with it emulsifying. It washes off easily with water. It has a nice mild scent and what really surprised me is that I only need to use a small amount of oil. I think my 50 ml bottle will last me 2 1/2 to 4 months if I use it once a day only. And it really does take off all the makeup in my face. I won't be using this as an eye makeup remover, though, since I think it's too pricey to be used as an eye makeup remover. Better use something cheaper that does the job.

Will I buy this again? I have to go through my other oils to see which one I like best, but I will be getting a Shu oil for sure.

Quick tip though: Better find someone who will buy this from the US or from a Duty Free abroad. That's what I'll be doing since it's just too expensive here.

Saturday, June 06, 2009

Loot from Urban Decay Friends and Family Sale + More Blogger Giveaways

Finally, I received my loot from the Urban Decay Friends and Family Sale last April. I know this is so late but I had it shipped via sea freight. I'd like to say thank you so much to Aileen for all the help she gave. She's been so kind to help me.

I just love UD products. They have really cute packaging too!

Anyway, here's my loot!

I got the extra large size of UDPP (can't live without it), a Brow Box and the Ammo Shadow Box. I also got a free lipstick sample in Sellout. Just to show you how small the sample is, I held it in my hand:

See the size? It's seriously cute though.

Here is the Ammo Shadow Box:

I love UD shadows! They are so pigmented! And here is a look at the brow box. It's my first time to try this.

Anyway, moving on, more blogger giveaways!

See here what Whit is giving away!
Click here to find out more!

Narita is also having a MAC giveway!

Look at the goodies...

Click here to enter

Wednesday, June 03, 2009

Paris, Rome, Singapore Part 3

Sorry for the late post. This is part 3 of my travels. Anyway, Rome was not so cold. In fact, there were two days that were so hot! It was like being in the Philippines! So, here are some photos.

Me in front of the bee-you-tee-ful St. Peter's Basilica

This is Michaelangelo's Pieta inside St. Peter's Basilica

Me outside the Coliseum

inside the coliseum

The Arc of Constantine

And of course, a trip to Italy isn't complete without FOOD!

Here are different types of pasta we tried

and other different types of food

a slice of ricotta cheesecake for dessert

Yum! I'm getting hungry just thinking of all the food I ate there!

So that's it for my Paris, Rome, Singapore trip!

Tuesday, June 02, 2009

Blogger World Giveaways!

Mayaari and Cherry Colors are both having giveways!

Check out what Mayaari's giving!


and this...

Click here to find out how to join!

Meanwhile, Cherry Colors is also having a giveway!

She's giving this...

and this!

Click here for details on how to join!

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