Thursday, February 18, 2010


I might not be able to post this week up to the next and I don't have any scheduled posts either.  My cousin who is based in the US will be wed next week so she and some of her family have flown in from the US and are staying here with us.  Everything will be rush, rush, rush.

I do have lots of pasalubongs (yehey!) and lots of new stuff to play with plus my pre-orders are coming next week.  I'll just make a post once I have the time. 

See you soon!

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Etude House Beauty Box

Thanks to the lovely Sol for getting me these:

Etude House Romantic Beauty Box

Monday, February 15, 2010

Selling my HP Mini-Note 2133

I am selling my HP Mini-Note 2133, pre-loved but minimally used (maybe 1-2x a month of use). 

HP Mini 2133

HP Mini open

Bought 1st Q of 2009 as hubby's gift to me, minimal to no scratches, upgraded to 2 gig RAM, VIA C7-M processor, w/ bluetooth, webcam, WIFI, Windows XP Pro installed, has IE, Firefox, Google Chrome, a program for photo watermarker, w/ anti-malware and Avast anti-virus. 

Selling for 17K

I'll be including the laptop bag (made by Lift, Php 649 worth) for free.  Box, charger, CD Manual and Linux Recovery disc included.

Laptop bag by Lift

Just send me an email.  SERIOUS BUYERS ONLY PLEASE!!!

Ambi Even & Clear Foaming Cleanser

My HG skin cleanser has been Aveeno Clear Complexion Foaming Cleanser. I've been using it for more than 2 years and have used up 4 bottles.   And being always itchy to try out something new, I got this:

Ambi Even & Clear Foaming Cleanser.  It comes from the same makers of Aveeno (J&J) but is targeted for women of color.  Got this for $7.49 for a 6 oz. bottle at in one of my hauls last year.  

Saturday, February 13, 2010

DIY Headbands

Last week my DD had a play date with her cousin at my in-law's house.  It was a quiet and balmy Friday afternoon with nothing to do while the kids were playing when my MIL showed me new stuff she made.  She loves beading in her spare time and has made necklaces, bracelets and earrings, some to sell and most to give as gifts.  

Her latest project were headbands.  She made some for all the grand daughters.  I was so curious that she taught me how to make one.  So I made one for myself.  I used freshwater pearls and Murano crystals she had in her supply kit.  The wire I used were copper wires.  MIL also asked me to finish the one she was making for my DD and I made her another one too.  I used Murano crystals in heart shapes and beads for DD's headbands. 

Here are my finished works:

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Benefit Coralista

My first Benefit product:  Benefit's Box o' Powder in Coralista.  I bought this directly from Benefit's website HERE for $28 last year.  

It is described as a "warm coral-pink" blush and since I love blushes and didn't have a coral shade yet, I got this.  Isn't the box uber cute?

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Stila Gold Glow Eyeshadow Trio

Stila's Gold Glow eye shadow trio has been on my lemming list the whole of last year.  I still didn't get it when Stila opened their local counters even if they sold it for less than US prices.  I saw a friend selling it online for so much cheaper (less than Php 500) that I didn't think twice and got it right away last December.  This retails for $28.  I guess being patient does count!

Stila Gold Glow eyeshadow trio

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Saturday, February 6, 2010

I'm Lemming for...

...the new FitFlop designs!!!  This one in particular:

Pietra style in Pewter

Locally this is also coming soon.  It comes out in the US in March.  Ooh, I hope I can get this (crosses my fingers).

Friday, February 5, 2010

Physician's Formula Mineral Face Brightener

I love mineral makeup.  It helps me look my best yet at the same time giving a natural, not too-made-up look.  Aside from that, I don't break-out from it.  

I've tried so many brands mainly from home-based women-owned companies.  The only down point is the loose messy powder form it mainly comes in.  I've learned to deal with that in the 3-4 years I've used it but I've learned to branch out too and try out drugstore brands that are of good quality yet still maintaining the mineral makeup ingredients I look out for.  Plus, I try to look for those in a pressed form.

Physician's Formula is one such brand.  They have a whole range of mineral makeup in loose and pressed forms but unfortunately it isn't available locally.  I get mine from

The 100% Mineral Face Brightener is the first face powder I've tried (I've tried a couple of eye shadows from them).  Although it isn't a foundation or finishing powder (I already have my HG brands for those), it still looked interesting to me.  

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Blog Sale Part 2

Part 2 of my blog sale!

Part 1 of the sale is posted HERE.  Some items still for sale there.

Conditions when buying:

1.  Local buyers only (within the Phils.)
2. For shipping only. I use Xend for Metro Manila shipping.  Buyer shoulders shipping unless "free ship" is indicated. Those who purchase P500 and above get Free shipping.
3. BPI deposit or GCash accepted.
4. All packages will come with a free sample of Eyeko Cream in a clam-shell type of packaging (your choice of Original or Tinted) and a mineral eyeshadow or blush in baggie (your choice and your preferred shade).
5. Please leave a comment including your email address to reserve yours.  First come, first served.   Reservation is good for 3 days only. Payment must be made within the 3 days.
6. No joy reservers or bogus buyers please.
7. No haggling!

Daiso Charcoal Mask- SOLD
P60, used 2x

Monday, February 1, 2010

New Phone!

Hubby bought me a new phone! Woohoo!

I didn't ask for it but he kept pestering me since last year to change my old phone to a new one.  He got me the new Samsung Marvel S5560.  It's a full touch screen phone with Wi-Fi and 5 MP camera that is even better than my old Sony Cybershot digicam.

Still figuring it out though.  My set came with freebies: a small bag, a car charger and a FREE SAMSUNG PHONE (for an additional P199)!!! The phone was a lower model though.  I think this promo is only until Feb. 12 at the new Samsung store in Trinoma.

The box photo on top was taken by the phone's camera.

I said I was on a no-buy for make-up (yeah, right) but instead I got this, waaah!