Saturday, February 26, 2011

Sedona Lace - 15 Ultra Shimmer Eyeshadow Palette + 7 Facts award

I don't know why my camera  insists in taking in dust
particles/stains. Sorry. :/

My Sedona Lace 120 1st Edition Eyeshadow Palette  and the 15 Ultra Shimmer Eyeshadow Palette side by side. The 120 palette is bigger and has a wider color selection while the latter is designed to cater to the wants of those who like shimmers in their eyeshadows.

Description from Sedona Lace's site  - The 15 Ultra Shimmer Eyeshadow Palette has vivid colors that resemble the feathers of a peacock. If you are looking to create dramatic eyes, this palette is for you. The colors are very pigmented and the matte case measures 6 inches by 4 inches making it easy to take with you.

You can get the palette HERE

True to it description. The eye shadows on this palette are reminiscent to a peacock's feathers.
The colors are perfect for spring, although I really wouldn't recommend wearing this during daytime. All eyeshadows are creamy, blendable and easy to work with.

I was too lazy when I swatched this so I thought I should re-do it.
The colors are shimmery but not sparkly. I think this is one difference between Western and Asian cosmetics. Asian cosmetics tend to be sparkly in that they contain sparkles/glitters in them while Western cosmetics tend to be more metallic as can be seen from the swatches above and below. 

Swatches 2 swipess/ea taken in natural lighting on top of Etude House's Proof 10 E/S primer.

Again, again...

Jenny reviewed this palette previously, HERE.

My take from 1-5 (5 being the highest and 1 the lowest)

Pigmentation - 4.7
Price - 4.8
Ease of use  - 4.8
Packaging - 3

 $4.00 off your purchase from Sedona Lace by using MisoJenny's code. =)

This item was sent to me as a gift from a friend. I am not affiliated with Sedona Lace.

Yayyyy!!! I got another award from the very pretty Chinadoll

1. Thank the person who gave you the award and link back to their blog.
2. Post seven random facts about yourself.
3. Pass on the award along to 15 other worthy bloggers.

- Thank you so much for the award! I really appreciate it. :3 Please do visit and follow Memoirs of a Chinadoll

- These are all random.

1.  My shoe size is 11. Say hello to bigfoot.
2. I can speak and understand legalese! YAY!
3. My vital stats are 34-26-36
4. I have been insomiac since I was about 10 years old.
5. My I.Q. is 130+++ but I'd rather not study and just be lazy YAY! :P
6. I have so many eyeshadow palettes but I don't wear eyeshadow on a daily basis.
7. I bully my guy friends a lot and I like to tease them. :p I am generally kinder to girl friends hahaha! x)

I'm tagging everyone who wants to do this tag. :)

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Hamham's birthday - 02/23/2011

It was my sister's birthday yesterday. :3
I occasionally post about food so male followers of this blog shouldn't fret hahaha! =D

Barcino, Rockwell

- Food is super yummy! IMO, the food is pretty affordable and delicious - is not as expensive as those served in other places. 
- The service is great!! And the staff is really friendly and helpful. :)
- This is a wine bar I think but I've never been a wine drinker even if my father and cousins tease me about it a lot. :P They do have a good selection of wines at a reasonable price.
- I like the ambiance and interior. :)
- They have a site if you are interested to check it out HERE.

Posting food pictures, in the manner they were served.

Complimentary bread


Gambas Al Ajillo - Spicy shrimp in garlic oil

Croquetas Pollo Y Jamon...?
I'm not sure if I got this one right LOL! 
Chicken & Ham croquettes. :3

Tapas Barcino

Tortilla De Patatas - Potato omelette

Paella Valenciana - Seafood Paella
A must try! Love, love, love. 

Callos A La Madrileña - Tripe Stew Barcino way
This is my favorite. :p I absolutely love this! 

See the first picture above? This is the table and I was just amazed so I snapped this picture. :)

My mom & the birthday girl

LOL! I look so haggard here. I haven't slept. I've been suffering from insomia lately.
Sorry. =___=

We then headed to Greenbelt because birthday girl wanted to pick her own gifts.

Birthday girl got to shop for her own gifts. 
I say it's unfair... :p

Posing with her gifts. WTF!! =__= LOL!

Lusso at Greenbelt 5
This is my dad's favorite dessert place LOL! 
It's actually a restaurant. The food here is yummy too! I give a thumbs up to their burger. Yes, I sometimes eat burgers after my meals just because I'm a piggie. :@)
- The service is great and the interiors of the place is really pretty. 

Water ^_^ 
- I usually don't drink water as much as I should but if someone puts fruit slices in water I'll drink it because it's pretty. :P No use trying to reason out with me on this one.

Sans Rival Au Chocolat 
-Yes, it does deserve the attention it gets from foodies out there. I always order this and the Strawberry Trifle interchangeably hehehe. >o<" I wish Lusso would expand their dessert menu. 

coffee for the insomiac O.o

olive oil ice cream with salt
- This is very light and is quite yummy! I suppose it's to cleanse the palette after eating. A must try for foodies out there! :3

Random pictures:

Randomly taking pictures is fun. :p Especially when no one is being cooperative. 

Pretty, pretty! Even if I so say so myself. :3

I am not affiliated with any of the companies/restos mentioned above. :) But should Gucci decide to sponsor me or my sisters in the future I will love them forever. LOL! Kidding, kidding... :p

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Burning In The Skies

Me and my ever so lame titles LOL! xD 

First of all I would like to say "HI!" to everyone including new followers of my blog. I noticed that not all my followers are makeup junkies so I decided to make a post at least once a week to topics/stuff that aren't related to makeup. 

My lame title was inspired by this wonderful sunset. :3

What to do when you're utterly bored in the afternoon.

1. Find a trusty friend who will support your whims.
2. Grab anything you can find in the closet and wear it.
3. ............................................................................

"I'm going to the rooftop." :p
The view is spectacular IMO.

All pictures are by: Abby Villarba
Pose like you're lost in deep thought.
In Filipino, "Malayo ang tingin... nun pala ay duling." :p

Make girly & cute poses.

Pose like you know what you're doing and use anything you can find as props.

Pretend to be fierce.

Act naturally.
I always wear clothes that are 2 sizes bigger than me. :p
Just because I think they're more comfy. x)

Pose like you're a top model as my friend, Abi says. LOL!

Ehhhh?!?!?! Just pose and smile.

Blankly stare at the camera.

I obviously cropped this picture. :p I'm shy.. >o<"

"I had enough. I'm going home."
Lighting/exposure changed.

How do you keep yourself amused when you're bored? x)

Monday, February 21, 2011

Rock & Republic Eyeshadow in Electric Swatches + Review

The name Rock & Republiq  has been raved about YT gurus as well as bloggers - their blushers as well as eyeshadows were said to be of really great quality and were definitely covet worthy. Although a bit late, I was lucky enough to get my hands on one of their eyeshadows in Electric.

YAY I got to experience the signature R&R packaging!! :3

So pretty! :3

Back of the cardboard box.
Taken without flash. Indoor lighting.

Taken with a flash.
Why hello there dust particles & finger marks. Funny the camera takes this in
detail whereas it fails to take the multi-dimensional layer of the eyeshadow. :/


Product in the pan. Picture taken w/ flash
Picture taken w/o flash. Sorry it did not capture the multi dimensional layers
of the E/S
Luminous-glowing blue with a bit of shimmer.
This is prettier IRL. The camera isn't picking up the layers. :/

Swatch on my arm.
Picture taken without a base.

without flash.
1 swipe. 

This is what happens when you try taking swatch pictures at night time LOL! xD 
Swatch = FAIL

On my eye.

Sorry for the untamed eyebrows. :/

My take:
- Color payoff is good but I expected so much from this product since it is highly raved about in Youtube.
- It is pricey. An investment as some would say but a must have if you are into makeup!
- Staying power is great!
- Creamy, blendable and easy to work with.
- Minimum fall-out.
- The color is quite pigmented and is buildable.
- Staying power is great.
- Not locally available and hard to get even online.