Monday, March 29, 2010

A Wedding and a Funeral (Personal)

Just as I was getting my groove back into blogging something came up -- again.

My brother-in-law died last night, I presume from a heart attack (I'm still sketchy on the details) as he has had debilitating heart problems since a year ago.  He left behind his wife (my hubby's sister) and their 2 kids aged 7 and 10.  The sad part is that my 10 y/o nephew was the one who heard him fall and saw him lying on the kitchen floor and called his mother.  He was DOA when brought to the hospital but they still tried to revive him.

I was texting my SIL last night while she was on her way home.  She was asking me if she should tell her kids right away because they were waiting up for her when she got home.  She said she didn't know what to do and how to tell them that their father has died coz my nephew even asked her if they could visit his dad the next morning at the hospital.  I said yes, tell them right away.

Friday, March 26, 2010

MUJI in Manila!

I'm hyperventilating!!!

MUJI store opens in Manila finally!  I heard of the news over at Chuvaness' blog.

I can't wait until September when they open.  Store will be located at the top of GAP at Bonifacio High Street, my favorite mall/park in this city.

I hope they have those clear acrylic organizers I've been lemming so I can organize my make-up stuff.  No need to go to HongKong to find them.  Weee!

I want either of these 2:

*photos from MUJI website.

Longchamp Le Pliage and Kerastase for sale.  See post HERE.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010


Wow! I can't believe I won a prize from Beautynomics' contest.  Yipee!!!  Thanks, Sophie :-)

Also, my hubby won First Prize during the raffle at The Medical City's Golf Tournament last Monday.  First Prize is a Samsung 32" LCD TV.

We sold our 1-year-old 32" LCD yesterday to BIL since we have a new one, ha ha.

Hubby also won a Bronze Trophy for his 3rd place win in his Class during the golf tourney.  Congrats!

Hopefully there is a 3rd lucky win since good (or bad) things come in 3's.  The Lotto perhaps?

*photo taken from Samsung's website.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

NOTD: Barefoot with Snow

Using my recent nail polish haul.

OPI Barefoot in Barcelona (2 coats) topped with 1 coat of China Glaze Snowglobe.

Photo with flash:

Barefoot in Barcelona alone looked so boring.  I am not fond of cremes more so nude-y shades coz I rarely put them on my tips hence the need to top this off with Snowglobe.  Now it looks more alive!

Monday, March 22, 2010

Shen's Addiction Turns 2!

Happy birthday to Shen's blog: Shen's Addiction!

She is having an anniversary contest with 2 Philippine readers and 1 foreign reader as winners.  Prizes are from:

The Body Shop
Maybelline Products
Ellana Minerals
Sun Life It's Time
Pureglow Minerals
Beauty and Minerals
Dollface Cosmetics
L'oreal Proffesionel
The Spa Gift Certificate
Ipanema GB collection Certificate
L'oreal Men Expert

Contest runs from March 20- April 30, 2010.  Hop on over to her BLOG for more deets.

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Feb.- March Haul (Picture Heavy)

Disclaimer:  I purchased all these with my own money and nothing was given for free.

Now that I got that out of the way, onto the hauls.   Some of these were supposed to have arrived last Christmas but I only got them this week :-(  The Christmas gifts ended up being graduation gifts for my little girl and just regular gifts for my hubby and myself.  I just didn't include those for them in these photos.

From Fresh Minerals Pressed Foundation and Blush, Smith's Minted Rose Lip Balm, Go Smile whitening toothpaste kit (been lemming for this for more than a year but it cost $30!  Was finally able to get it on sale for $15 only, weeh!), antibiotic ointment and random ELF stuff (clear mascara/brow wand and lipgloss) coz I needed a couple more $$ to get free shipping.  The red Go Smile thing is a crappy mirror given as freebie.

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Catching Up!

Hello everyone!

Time to catch up.  I am still feeling a bit under the weather but nothing serious.  My allergic rhinitis is making me relapse with my difficulty of breathing.  It's now more of an annoyance because it hinders me from doing most things.  Additional medications too.  I'm now a walking pharmacy with all the meds I'm taking :-(

Plus the heat!  El Nino is not only affecting our poor's also affecting my (our) health...making it worse.  I do have a ton of stuff to try out but I just don't want to put anything on my face nowadays.  Just my light moisturizer, sunblock and lipbalm daily and that's it.  Plus or minus the powder, lip gloss and blush when going out and nothing else.  I haven't even opened at least half of my hauls.

I did have a haircut last February again from Tony & Jackey.  I can't say I'm not experimental with my hair coz I always have a different hairstyle like 2-3x a year...from long to short!  And here's another one:

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Longchamp Le Pliage For Sale (lowered price)

I'm selling for a friend.  All bags bought in Paris this month.

Longchamp Eiffel Tower LePliage in Papier, Large, Short Handled- weekend bag
Size: 17 x 14 x 9 inch
complete with Auth card, guaranteed authentic.

Friday, March 12, 2010

My Digital Traincase giveaway

Another giveaway from one of my favorite blogs: My Digital Traincase.

This is her 1st giveaway too and will be raffling out mostly NYX goodies.

The prizes:

3 powder blushes
3 single eyeshadows
1 trio eyeshadow
1 double sided eyeliner and shadow
1 megashine lipgloss
2 round lipgloss
1 round lipstick
1 glitter
1 cream blush in Orange (NARS A dupe)

Plus 1 MAC lipstick in Hue.

Details are in her blog post HERE.

Now this is where I'm really crossing my fingers.  I love NYX and I hope I'm lucky.

MereMakeupManiac's Giveaway

MereMakeupManiac is having her first blog giveaway!

Prize is a Maybelline Magnum Volum' Express waterproof mascara which will be given to 3 lucky winners.

Details are in HER BLOG!


Thursday, March 11, 2010

I'm still alive...barely.

Hi everyone!  Remember me?

I haven't blogged in ages although I do have a lot of drafts and hauls.  My latest hauls were probably the most major ones in my lifetime :-)

The past month has been uber busy.  My relatives from the US have come and gone.  We had lots of fun during my cousin's (we're more like sisters) wedding (with duty free shopping on the side).  I did my mom and aunt's makeup for that event (oh boy, that was scary for me!).  We went swimming and had non-stop eating.  Good thing I didn't gain weight.  I lost it instead.

At the same time I've also been busy with my little girl since she will be graduating this Saturday.  Another one of my cousins will be getting married in 2 weeks time and she is their flower girl (3rd year in a row, make that 4 years in a row since next year she will be a flower girl again to another cousin's wedding) so we've had fittings for her dress and I had to look for shoes and stockings for her (and shoes for me too).  Plus, I had to look for summer classes for her.  She decided on swimming lessons this summer instead of the golf clinic we intended for her to take.  That's okay though since she has a golf coach year round.

Monday, March 1, 2010

Beautynomics turns 4

My friend Sophie's blog turns 4!

I have been a mineral makeup convert because of her and was one of her blog article contributors (for her other blog,The Mineral Makeup Blog) in the beginning before I made my own blog.

To celebrate Beautynomics' 4th birthday, a contest has been opened.

Join her contest HERE to win one of 20 prizes.  Contest ends March 9 and is for Philippine readers only.