Sunday, March 30, 2008

Another MMU Loot

Picked up my cousin and aunt at the airport last Thursday. Got all my packages from them plus a few others my cousin gave as a gift.

Valerie Beauty:
- I got Cashmere blush, Flexis in Faerie, Delicate Sweetness, Pashmina, Mimosa. and Something Old.

Everyday Minerals:

- I got the $32 kit with 3 brushes and 3 blushes but I gave the Apple blush and Angled Blush brush to my cousin. There was also the free kit of 3 foundations, a finishing powder and blush and a small pot of In The Garden shadow to get the free gifts. Freebies were a sample pot of New Car Smell blush, an e/s brush and a liner brush but I also gave both brushes to her.

My Minerals Bath & Body:

- These I ordered from Lisa: 5 gram pot of Med. Dk Beige Liquid Foundation, 2 sample sizes of Blinc Kiss Me Mascara, samples of blushes in Red Clay and Blushing Mauve. She included a sample e/s in Heather (Thanks!).

My order:

- I got 7 tubes of UDPP for me and my friends since we can't buy them anywhere here in Asia. Also the Cargo Beach Blush in Echo Beach I've been lemming for the longest time -- it's now finally in my hands!

The next photos are gifts from my cousin:

- All from Victoria's Secret. A limited Edition Vanilla Orange Blossom cologne spray, Hand & Body Cream, undies, Beauty rush l/g and a Very Sexy Mosaic Lip Palette in Ignite (3rd photo).
Not in photos are clothes for me and my daughter, a ton of Bath & Body Works Hand Soaps, lots of chocolates/cookies and other stuff for my brother's wedding. I'll make apost on the wedding next with lots of photos.

I almost forgot. The Cory mmu that was missing, Cory sent them to me again in Priority Mail and I got them last week:
- 3 foundation samples, 4 e/s samples and other finishers, correcters, etc.

So many to try out again. Weee!

Saturday, March 22, 2008

Black Saturday

Nothing to do so off to the mall we went.


Bare Naturals S5 primer
Lumiere Casmere in Medium Warm
Joppa Finishing Silk in Medium
UGG Buttercup concealer to undereye
Dreamworld Pixie Sunset
Aromaleigh l/s in Honey


UDPP as primer
SN Unblush all over lid
Dreamworld Isis all over
Dreamworld Atlantean Treasure on crease and outer V
Dreamworld Sweet Cream as highlight

We caught the first showing of Horton Hears a Who. It was good. Too bad DD fell asleep towards the end of the movie so she missed the ending.Did some clothes shopping for DD because she seems to grow up so fast that all her clothes are now too small. I got a gold bag to match my shoes for my brother's wedding on Saturday -- on sale 50% off!.Dinner (at 5pm) at Chef D'Angelo. The Tuna Pesto Pasta and Four Cheese Pizza were delicious.I got a dozen plastic easter eggs for tomorrow plus candies to be placed inside. I'll just have our own Easter Egg hunt at home instead of going to hotels to do the same thing as a cheaper alternative.

Happy Easter!

Thursday, March 20, 2008



I've been chosen to be one of the 15 people to test their new foundation formula. Monica will be sending me the samples soon.

More on this once I start testing.


Playing Dress Up

Yesterday, we went for a final fitting for our dresses for my brother's wedding next week. They were really beautiful !!!

My DD said she looked like Snow White (although the colors were a bit different).

(taken in sunlight with flash)

Bare Naturals S5 Primer
Joppa FC Medium #3 foundation
Joppa Finishing Silk in Medium
UGG Buttercup concealer on undereye
Lumiere Healing concealer in Medium
Aromaleigh Coquille Powder in Jaune
Lumiere Blush in Mauvelous
MAC Tinted lip conditioner in Petting Pink
Maybelline 3D pearls in Absolute Brandy


UDPP as primer
Joppa Manna all over lid
Joppa Hayley on outer V and crease
Joppa Amanda on inner V
Joppa EggNog as highlight

a photo of my DD trying on her dress in Oskar Peralta's living room:

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

It's Summer

Summer has begun! It's sooo hot nowadays that the electric bill is surely gonna go up since the a/c would be turned on most nights.
It was my mom's birthday last Sunday and we went to the Country Club for lunch with close family friends. Good thing we got there at 12 noon just in time for the start of the Pacquiao-Marquez fight. They had Pay Per View at the Club and all the golfers (locals and foreigners alike) were watching including all the servers and chefs, ha ha. (Pacquiao won!)


Bare Naturals Primer
Dreamworld Luna foundation in Themis/Hebe mix
Aromaleigh Pure cover #5 concealer
Silk Naturals Date Bait finishing powder
Aromaleigh Coquille Powder in Nectarine
UGG Pressed Blush in Fresh Bloom
Aromaleigh Lollypop colorwash
None! -- letting my eye area heal

I had my scheduled monthly glycolic peel from the derm last Friday and she removed a few milia around my eyes and lids --- the cause is OVER moisturizing! I think I need to use only either emu oil or my regular moisturizer and not both. Plus the eye cream I put on at night which I will now omit. The emu oil itself would suffice. Now, I have a lot of half-finished jars and unused jars of face creams/eye creams :-(

Unfortunately, I used up the last drop of my emu oil sample from Lure last night and my 4 oz. bottle hasn't arrived yet. ^%#@!@ post office is taking so long. It's the Lenten Week here so offices would be closed from Thursday and resume on Monday after Easter. I hope I get it today or tomorrow (which I doubt).


I got my Lure Beauty package today!!! My emu oil is here just in time.

I only ordered the 4 oz. Emu oil with Sweet Orange EO, a sample of Two-Timing Tightener w/ DMAE and a Chocoholics Lipbalm in Cocoa Mango for my daughter yet I got all these samples seen in the photo above: sugar scrub in Cashmere Mist scent, 4 exotic body butters in Japanese Honeysuckle, Rose, Soft Jasmine and Georgia Sunrise. One of the reasons why I love ordering from Lure. I hope they have a bigger sale soon so I can stock up on the emu oil.


My brother's wedding is next week and it's gonna be busy then especially when my relatives from the US get here on Thursday. Yahoo! I'll be getting more mmu (MMBB, EDM, Valerie, and other Amazon stuff I bought) once my cousin's here.


Went to the Ilog Maria Bee Farm after lunch and the kids had a great time looking at the bees, flowers and other plants there. We girlies bought a few items like all-natural soaps, honey, all-natural mosquito repellants, and other stuff. I love their products since they're inexpensive, home-made, from honey bees and effective. I like going to their farm but I also order their products online since it is VERY far from the city.
beehives along the path
guess what this is?
Ilog Maria products
my DD and my friend's son when they discovered the plant Makahiya