Saturday, October 31, 2009

BOO!


Happy Halloween!

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Contest from OVI by Nokia

To all readers from the Philippines:

Share your best fashion or beauty discOVIry to fashiondiscOVIry@ovi.com.

Contest period is from October 27 to November 20, 2009. We will award 10 winners per category, and each of them will win P1000 Ayala EGC!

Important:

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2. Put the following details in their email entry: (a) Name, (b) Address, (c) OVI Mail Address, and (d) Mobile Phone Number.

The Nuffnang Team


Wednesday, October 28, 2009

What's Up?

Hi peeps! How's everyone doing?

I've been pretty busy and got sick too. I had a bout of food poisoning last Sunday from something I ate and been sick the past 3 days. Too bad I had to miss seeing my cousin Sunday evening who flew in from the US just for the weekend (!!!).

We were already at Greenbelt 5 Sunday night because I was feeling better but an hour prior to our meeting time for dinner I felt really sick. So sick that hubby wanted to bring me to the hospital. Good thing for the great GB 5 bathrooms. I could live there, LOL! Hubby and I took a cab home and left my little girl with my mom and the car so they could still meet up with my cousin and her fiance. I missed the good food and the stories but there's still a next time. My cousin flew back last Tuesday after her long weekend break, *sniff*.

It's so hard to be sick. Good thing hubby didn't have any schedule for Monday so he took care of DD. The next day, I had to get back to mommy duties even if I still felt bad bec. hubby had to go to work. Oh well, that's life. At least I still accomplished a lot of stuff and errands I had to run. Still have lots of other things to do (passport renewals, entrance exams for DD for big school, etc.).

The only good thing that came out from being sick was that I lost 4 lbs. overnight! Although as soon as I could eat (and was I very hungry!) I gained back the 2 lbs. right away :-(

It's going to be a long weekend this week and I hope we'll be able to get out of the city for a rest. Hope everyone has a safe and restful weekend!

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

MM Gel Liner in Cocoa



I know other blogs have posted on this but I only recently tried it out. This is the Makeup Masala Gel Liner in Cocoa. This is my first brown gel liner so I can't compare it with other products although I do have other shades of the Indelible Gel Liners. I got it from the Makeup Mix Shop (click on my sidebar to shop).





It's 3 grams in weight housed in a glass jar with black cap. Consistency is very smooth, no tugging when applying. In the jar, you can easily get the gel with an eye liner brush (I use an angled liner brush) since it isn't hard. I like the brown shade. Black shades make my eyes look too strong or harsh.

The gel dries in a few minutes. It doesn't say if it's waterproof but it has very good staying power. On my arm I had difficulty removing it with soap and water and my Mandom Cleanser. It also didn't smudge when I tried to.


swatched on my arm:

with water:

smudged:



On my eye lids, though, it's a different story. I have oily lids so I used a primer (UDPP). The gel liner did stay very long without flaking off or fading but after more than 5 hours I could see transfer of the brown line on my upper eyelid. However, the line itself was still there on my lashline and not faded. Maybe I should have put on a dusting of finishing powder on top of it. Anyway, at least it does stay on. I just have to experiment more on how not to make it transfer on my upper eyelid.




Fast forward a few more weeks --

I've tried it a few more times and even applied finishing powder on top of it. Still there were serious transfer issues to my upper eyelid! Anybody know what I should do? This doesn't happen when I use my other gel liners (Indelible ones).

I'm sure for those with dry to normal or combination skin this gel liner would stay on all day without problems. It's my eyelids that have a problem-- even with UDPP, Artdeco or any other primer my shadow still creases so I have to pile on primers. I'm that oily, ugh! I'll still continue to use it coz this is my only brown liner.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

NP Organizer



I was finally able to get myself back to Saizen-Daiso a few weeks ago and buy a few containers for my nail polishes. I had the collapsible non-sturdy one before and it was difficult to move it around. I got a few with just the right size and even if the color is majorly fugly there was no other color available with this size. I bought extra baskets too coz of my nail polish haul coming soon (*evil grin*).






I also got other items as well and smaller baskets for my make-up cabinet. Now I can say I have organized them better. I have easy access to everything I need so all I have to do now is USE THEM!


PS:

I really love the Saizen store. They have new products everytime I go there which isn't often. You just have to choose wisely because some are not worth the Php 85 price tag.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Bagder Balm Headache Soother


Aaah, Badger Balms. These cute little tin cans just smell so good.





What it says:

"Massage onto temples, neck, and forehead. Expect a calming, cooling sensation, silky smooth skin, nice aroma and a sense of well-being!"

Ingredients:

*Extra Virgin Olive Oil, *Golden Yellow Beeswax, Essential Oils of *Peppermint, *Lavender, *Eucalyptus, *Mandarin and Sandalwood, and CO2 Extracts of Rosehip & *Calendula.

* = Certified Organic

I bring along this tin can of Headache Soother everywhere I go. It comes in handy when I feel a headache coming on. I put it on my temples and nose or just sniff the balm and my headache is gone. It smells of peppermint and lavender, very soothing indeed. Just don't put too much on your face or it would be shiny.

It works for minor headaches but at least I don't have to drink pain killers all the time. I've used this during one of my migraine attacks during that time of the month (for women) and when I would usually be in bed the whole day even with intake of 2 kinds of meds, this kept me up and about. I just kept it beside me and sniffed and rubbed. The wonderful smell perked me up. Sometimes even if I don't have a headache, I sniff this and I feel good.

The balm would probably last long for me because sometimes the smell is all I need. It could be a bit greasy but just use a little bit and massage on forehead, temples, neck. You can find this at Rustan's Essences for P395 for the 1 oz. tin can.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

NOTD


This is the 2nd set of nail stickers I own. The first one I got from Skin Food a couple of years ago and this one is from The Face Shop.

The design is in light blue and white flowers and swirls. Very dainty and pretty. Actually, my DD picked it out herself.


I rarely put on polish on my finger nails but always on my toes. This is the first time I put nail stickers on my finger nails. I tried it out using Orly Calcium Shield as base coat then the sticker. I topped it off with Poshe quick dry topcoat.



And of course, the little girl put up a fight that I put it on only on myself. I used the Skin Food stickers on her footsies.


Hay naku, sobrang kikay talaga!


Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Weekend Haul

Went to Power Plant Mall last Sunday to meet up with my Malaysian friend on job training here in Manila. Wished we could have talked longer but time was so short.

Anyways, went for a little bit of retail therapy and I got the following:


Sally Hansen Problem Cuticle Remover (on sale)

L'Oreal UV Perfect in Even Complexion

Changpo Hair Coating Essence

Nail Stickers!

freebie from The Face Shop:


Reviews coming soon once I've tried all these properly.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Celeteque Advance Week 6

Celeteque Advance True Results Challenge Week 6:

This is the last week for the challenge. As you can see, there was no change in the fine lines on my under eye area.


before:




week 6

However, I did notice a slight decrease in the size of my eye bags. I didn't put anything else on my eye area the entire 6 weeks except for the Celeteque Advance Moisturizer which I applied morning and night religiously. No change also in the discoloration on my right under eye.

As I said in my previous post, I will continue to use this just on my neck area so it will not go to waste. I'll revert back to using my HG eye and face creams because Celeteque broke me out.

Did you take this challenge too?

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Save 70% on Eyeko Nail Polish






Sale 70% OFF Eyeko Nail Polish this weekend only. Was 18 GBP before...now only 5.40 GBP (Php 409)!

All 6 Nail polishes for 5.40 GBP! Only until October 11, 2009.

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Type in code E120 at the Ambassador's code box for your FREE GIFT from Eyeko.

I just ordered my set. This was the sale I was waiting for! So excited to get this.


Thursday, October 8, 2009

Celeteque Weeks 4 and 5

***Back to regular posting. Life goes on and so does mine.


Celeteque Advance True Results Challenge Weeks 4 and 5:


before:


week 4

week 5:

(Hid the mint julep masque covering a zit on my nose with a teddy bear on the last photo).

Still no changes on the fine lines underneath my eyes. I am not keeping my hopes up for week 6 so this is definitely not working for me in terms of fine lines. Good thing I got this bottle for 50% off!

And one more important thing I'd like to share. On the latter part of Week 3 I noticed small breakouts on my forehead. This continued everyday so I stopped applying the moisturizer just on my forehead thinking it might be the cause. Lo and behold my forehead cleared up after a few days.

My face also was not at it's best half the time I put on the moisturizer. Seems like I had a delayed reaction to it. On weeks 3 and 4 I also started getting breakouts on my nose, chin and face when I had been breakout free or have zits like once a week or 2. This time it was everywhere I put the moisturizer! I stopped applying it on my whole face EXCEPT for the undereye area for the challenge.

Now, going on week 6 my face is clear again when I went back to my regular moisturizers (Olay and Avon). I just use Celeteque Advance on my neck at night and under eye area 2x a day. Once the 6 weeks are up I am going back to my regular Avon eye cream and just finish up Celeteque on my neck.

I am really disappointed. To think this is a hypoallergenic brand and supposed to be safe for sensitive skin. NOT!

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Eyeko Magic Mascara


New from Eyeko's Couture limited edition line:



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The 3 in 1 formula inks up lashes a treat and is magic to use! Just glide the wand from root to tip to magically transform limp lashes into a flirtatious flutter! Reveal instant full body volume; marvel at the extended length and applaud the amazing curl with astounding resilience!"


Introductory price of 8 GBP (regular price of 9 GBP will take effect on Oct. 10)

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Sunday, October 4, 2009

ShadesofU MAC Giveaway!

The Shades of U Blog has a Giveaway open to all countries.

Check her blog for deets.

Oh, and the items to be given away are all MAC!