Thursday, April 29, 2010

Blogger Award, Lemmings and Other Stuff

Thanks to Abegail of Breathing Space:

As part of the award, I have to give out ten things that keep me happy.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

NOTD: Elianto & OPI

My NOTD's for the past week:

Elianto nail polish in Thistle.  Really pretty  pastel shade which is so apt for spring (even if we don't have spring here).

with flash

Monday, April 26, 2010

Skin Within

Last Saturday I was able to visit my dermatologist after almost 3 months.  My skin was at it's worst, breakouts on my forehead, chin and nose due to the scorching heat we are currently having.  I was able to have my underarm IPL maintenance and my much needed glycolic and diamond peels.   Aah, that felt so good!

She and my mom were discussing sunblocks and other stuff mom needed for her skin when we were introduced to the new generation of sunblocks: Skin Within.

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Health Post

The H1N1 vaccine is now available in the country.  I just had my H1N1/Flu shot tonight (done by hubby) and I administered my hubby's, parents' and sister theirs.   Tomorrow I'll be giving my brother and his family (and in-laws) their shots and my DD's from her pedia this week.

The DOH issued a warning of a possible resurgence of the H1N1 virus this June.  Just make sure you wash your hands all the time and avoid crowded places.  Eat healthy and don't forget your vitamins.

Here's to good health!

Friday, April 23, 2010

Hauls and Lemmings

...from the past 2 weeks.

Victoria Vogue Oil Resistant Sponges from Beauty Bar, Maybelline BB Cream and Elianto polish in Thistle.  It doesn't have the label underneath so I don't know the shade.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

My New Baby!

Meet Nacho (unless his name changes again for the nth time).  A chihuahua pup who will be 3 months old on Monday.  

Cute little bugger ain't he?

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Etude House Cleansing Dream Light Cleansing Oil

I am one of the users of oils to cleanse the face of make-up although those that I've used aren't the mainstream brands of cleansing oils like Shu Uemura or DHC.  The only other brand I've tried is the Fasio Cleansing Oil which they have since discontinued (why oh why?) and this:  

Etude House Cleansing Dream Light Cleansing Oil.

Monday, April 19, 2010

I've Finished...

...a lot of skin care products in the past 2 months. Yipee!

Among them are (shown in the photo):

Friday, April 16, 2010

Giant Giveaway

Get Ready For Summer has a Giant Giveaway!

These are what you`ll get:

1. CHANEL PARTICULIERE 505 nail polish from Spring 2010 collection (Do I need to tell you it is SOLD OUT everywhere? ;))

Monday, April 12, 2010

BBW and Etude House Mini Haul

I am a body wash addict and Bath & Body Works is #1 in my short-list of bath product companies.  I love their Creamy Body Washes (which they have discontinued and changed to Triple Moisture Shower Cream).  Another of their body washes that I absolutely adore is their Temptations line which lately comes out only during the Christmas Season.

I ordered these 3 bottles last holiday season during their Semi-Annual Sale but only recently got hold of it coz of delayed shipment.  Unfortunately BBW does not ship to the Phils. and this line is not available locally.  We only have the shower gels (which I dislike because they are drying to my skin) and the rest of the line (hand sanitizers, hand soap, body splash and lotions).

These are 16oz. bottles each which last 3-4 months of daily use per bottle for me.  I got the scents I Love Licorice, Spiced Gingersnap and Twisted Peppermint.  They all smell heavenly!!!  And yes, I have lots of BBW still in my closet.  I now have 5 bottles of Temptations and 6 or 7 tubes of the Creamy Body Washes in different scents.  I still plan to hoard from some sellers once I have the moolah since they are d/c in the site.

Saturday, April 10, 2010

EG Minerals Hi-Def Liquid Mineral Foundation Review

High Definition seems to be the "in" thing nowadays with makeup companies.  Earthen Glow Minerals launched their own version with their High Definition Pro. Liquid Mineral Foundation.  

Theirs contain Botanicals and Cosmeceuticals proven to:

* Instantly Diffuse Lines & Wrinkles
* Create an Air-Brushed Flawless Look
* Firm the Skin
* Plump Fine Lines
Combat the Visible Signs of Aging 

It also:

* Lasts all day, without touch ups
Has Full Coverage Matte Finish
No Finishing Powder needed
* Ideal for all skin types

Thursday, April 8, 2010

NOTD: Misa Fashionista

Here's my NOTD for the week.  

It's Misa's Fashionista from Misa's Runway Collection.  This is 3 coats because it applied a bit sheer and the 3rd coat evened it out. It wasn't streaky though and applied smoothly.  I like Misa's formula better than OPI's at times because OPI gets thick easily. This is up there along with China Glaze as my favorite nail lacquer brands.

I wore this to my cousin's wedding last Monday and my DD was the flower girl (for the 3rd time/year in a row).  She's now a seasoned red carpet "walker" LOL!

Wednesday, April 7, 2010



I would like to sincerely thank everyone who left messages and condoled with me.  I really appreciate it.  Even if last week brought me and my family stress, sadness, an aborted vacation with family and friends (we were supposed to go to Baguio, everything was reserved and planned) we still tried our best to be cheerful and have at least a day to get away from it all.  

We went to Tagaytay last Wednesday in between trips to Batangas, just the 3 of us (me, hubby and DD).  Caleruega was our destination to do our own Visita Iglesia.  Even if we left before lunch time, we were lucky to not have encountered any traffic - less than 30 minutes for the whole stretch of SLEX! Tagaytay itself was traffic free.  The weather wasn't as hot as Manila but it still wasn't cool and the breeze helped a lot.  We went around the compound which was beautiful.  It was an unexpected hike for me and my muscles were so sore the next day.  

There were waterfalls and gardens...