Sunday, July 31, 2011

15-Year Anniversary Eyeshadow Collection by Urban Decay

Au contraire to what many of you may think, I don't actually own many eyeshadow palettes. The only ones I have were given to me as gifts. I don't own a single Urban Decay palette at the moment either. 

So now I'm considering if I should get this or not? What do you think? I would highly appreciate your inputs and suggestions. Thankyou! :) 

Pictures taken from - Urban Decay

Friday, July 29, 2011

Tony Moly Backstage Eyeliner - Brown

Tony Moly Backstage Eyeliner - Brown

I decided to try a dark brown eyeliner instead of the usual black because I heard that brown liners looks softer and less sharp than black liners do.

Not a fan of the packaging though. I find the cap a little bulky and would have preferred a product that comes with a separate applicator.

The brush is ok, this may not be the best applicator, but it's free and even if there are many better brushes this one can also draw a line. The only thing is the tip is a bit thick and and you may not be able to make a precise or a thin line with it. 

The consistency and pigmentation surprised me, it's really creamy and goes on smoothly. For the price, it's definitely worth it. It also doesn't form chunks nor does it transfer and budge once it dries. As you will see from the swatches below this eyeliner is also very opaque.

Swiped once with the brush above. As you can see, the lines are rather thick however both lines are also very visible and the color is pigmented.

- Pigmented.
- Creamy and goes on smoothly.
- Long lasting.
- Affordable.
- waterproof.

- May be hard to get outside Asia.

- Will report back if this dries up.
- The consistency is a bit runny, which I actually prefer; but other people may want their gel liners to be a bit more dry for a more precise application.

- Close the lid tightly as gel liners may dry a bit quickly and will become chunky and troublesome to apply.
- Use a different eye liner brush for a precise line.
- This may be used as a base for a smokey eye.

For actual eyeliner application photos. Please refer to the photos in previous and upcoming FOTDs.

Have a great weekend everyone! Thanks for reading! :)

Do you prefer gel, cream, liquid or pencil eyeliners?

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Paul & Joe 2011 Fall Collection - Manhattan

"Inspired by the streets of Manhattan, a place Sophie Albou loves so much."

Let's all take a peek!!! :)

1. Face & Eye Color CS

073 42nd Street 

074 Empire State

075 Brooklyn Bridge

2. Color Palette

001 58th & 5th

002 Chelsea

003 Central Park West

3.  Lipstick C

072 SoHo

073 Uptown Girl 

074 Lower East Side

4. Nail Enamel

5. Pencil Eye Liner

6. Creamy Powder Foundation SPF15 PA++

7. Finishing Pressed Powder

001 Spotlight

8.  Lipstick M

I rarely post about upcoming collections. But most of you know that I am in love with Paul & Joe and I am extremely excited for this collection because of the Color Palette which has 4 eyeshadows, an eyeliner and a blush! I also want to try out the finishing powder and creamy powder foundation - Paul & Joe fans might be familiar with the smooth, light formula that leaves a dewy finish and radiant finish. :)

You might have seen the collection on other blogs but I was waiting for the release date in my country. Last I've been told is that Paul & Joe Philippines will be releasing the items around the last week of August to the first week of September.

Photos are from press release and Blair's blog.

Thank you so much Blair for being such a sweetheart! <3

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Champage Showers

Top: Mango
Skirt: Enky's :p
Boots: Forever 21

Remember my post HERE? I said I will do an outfit of the day with the bag I got. I have decided that I won't be doing just one outfit because the babies (my sisters) and I were playing dress up a while ago. 
The bag I picked up has 2 straps - a gold chain and the other strap is made of leather; it may also be used without a strap as you can see in the picture.

Worn with leather strap. 

Dress - Forever 21
Necklace - Forever 21

I was supposed to use the gold chain but I couldn't find it.
This is an outfit that I would wear to a party or a night out with friends.

Res Ipsa Loquitur.
Whoever said you need alcohol to act like this? :P

Top - Enky's :p
Shorts - Petit Monde
An outfit I'd wear if I was to beat someone up  going out with friends for coffee, hanging out or just go to the mall. But I really wouldn't expose my tummy and would rather just hide it because people might make fun of my ribs LOL! xD

- NARS Pro-Prime Pore Refining Primer
- Paul & Joe Protective Fluid Foundation S in 103
- Bobbi Brown Pot Rouge for Lips & Cheeks in 6 Powder Pink 
- Etude House - Princess Jewelry Finish Pact
- Guerlain Terracotta Bronzing Powder Moisturizing & Long Lasting in 01

- Urban Decay Primer Potion
- Paul & Joe Eye Gloss Duo Secret D'Or (01)- Paul & Joe Eye Color B in 003 Tranquility
- KkcenterHK ES A111 and falsies from HK cut in half on the outer corner
- Bobbi Brown Lash Glamour Extreme Lengthening Mascara Black
- NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in Cottage Cheese
- Tony Moly Backstage Gel Liner 2 Brown

-TonyMoly Berry Lovely Girl Dual Lip Liner in 01
NYX Matte Lipstick in Angel

It's been raining pandas and koalas again in the Philippines hence the title is from LMFAO's song Champagne Showers, and yes, I was dancing in the pictures. :P Those were totally candid - one of the babies took the pictures. 
Pigging out + playing dress up + dancing during rainy days for the win!!! :D I honestly think I ought to start going out again. :p

Wouldn't it be fun if it rained champagne for a change? LOL! :P

What do you do when you can't go out due to bad weather? 

Monday, July 25, 2011

iWhite Korea Nose Pack - Whiteheads and Blackheads Remover

Some weeks ago, I was invited to attend the iWhite bloggers event. While I normally get posts of events and those sorts of things in a day or so, I forgot to bring my camera with me on that particular day so I do not have pictures to share. Yes, something like that can probably only happen to me.

Moving on....

All bloggers who attended the event received full sized products to try out.
From Left to Right: Facial Cream, Facial Wash , Whitening Pack, Aqua Moisturizer and Nose Pack. 

Product Prizes for reference:

Facial Cream Tube (65ml) - Php 169.00
Facial Wash Tube (70ml) - Php 139.00
Nose Pack Tube (50g) - Php 189.00
Whitening Pack (95g) - Php 199.00
Aqua Moisturizer Sachet (6g) - Php 20.00
Facial Cream Sachet (10ml) - Php 20.00
Facial Wash Sachet (10ml) - Php 18.00
Nose Pack Sachet (3.5g) - Php 17.00
Nose Pack Sari-Sari Pack (2.2g) - Php 9.00
Whitening Pack Sachet (8g) - Php 20.00
Whitening Pack Sari-Sari Pack (4.6g) - Php 10.00

 I will be reviewing the Nose Pack which I have already tried and used before I was invited to the event. I first came across this product in 7-11 and thought I should just give it a go. I bought it in a sachet because I was bored and it was cheap. My little sister also uses this product religiously because according to her it works wonders for her nose.

As you can see, it comes in a black tube with their logo on it. 


The consistency is putty like. If you don't know what putty is, I will tell you that it is somewhat kind of similar to Elmer's Glue. You need to apply this quickly as it will dry after a few minutes and will be harder to spread.

Before applying, remember to clean and cleanse your face.
TIP: You may want to steam your face to open the pores or just wash it with warm water to open up your pores for maximum effect. My guinea pig however refused to do either.

You may apply the product with your fingers or use a brush like this one. This is a masque brush -I use it to apply masques, packs and whatnots to my face.

Today's model is my little brother, Bubi:

Apply an ample amount and evenly coat the nose like this. If you noticed, I specifically applied a little bit more on his right cheek. This is so that I can pull off the mask a bit easier when it dries. :)

Leave it on for 15 minutes or until it dries. It may take longer than 15 minutes; it depends on the amount of product you applied. If you applied a thick layer, it will dry after more than 15 minutes. A thinner layer may take 15 minutes or less.

Peel gently as you do not want to pull or irritate your skin.
According to the tube you should peel it from the base upwards to get maximum results. My brother requested that I do it this way.

Peeled off masque/pack. Please do not look at it if you're easily grossed out.

You be the judge if it works. 

- Affordable.
- Locally available.
- Did not break out my nose nor my brother's nose.
- Does seem to get stubborn blackhead off. (Let's be realistic here. Your nose won't be squeaky clean like newly floor waxed floor or anything like that on the first use, but continuous use will get rid of the blackheads and may result to a more blackhead free nose.)

- Sticky. Well, it could just be me but I'm not that crazy with sticky products.
- I'm not sure if this is available in other countries.
- Another added step to your skincare which lazy people might find a bit bothersome.

- This product has a scent. I do like it but I'm not sure if everyone will. 
- May pull off facial hair which may hurt a bit.


Unfortunately, my brother Bubbi is not too keen on getting his face published on my blog so you cannot see how clear his skin is. He actually has the clearest and most radiant face among us. I would like to point this out so you can consider if the pack does work.

Overall, I think that it does a pretty good job for the price because I usually expect less from products that are affordable. For this particular product, it exceeds my expectations and performs quite well. 
Among all the products that I received, this one is my favorite. Reason being why this review is up now. :)

A special thanks to iWhite for being such a generous and awesome host.

Thank you so much for reading! I hope you found this helpful.

If you are curious and want a review of any of the products above, please let me know in  the comments.

For more information on iWhite Korea, please visit the following links:

Cuteness Overload!!! Jaqs :3

One of the better ways to start the week is by sharing a bunch of cute pictures. :3 This time, I will be sharing pictures of my first cousins once removed, Jaqs whom I shall fondly refer to as my nephew because it makes my life easier. :P

Hullow! I'm Jaqs. This is my first time to go malling and I'm not too keen on all the people telling my mom that they want to pinch my cheeks. :/

Jaqs is one of the sweetest and most intelligent kids I have ever come across. Although he tends to be shy and does not like to be around big crowds. He doesn't approach people and usually takes a while before he starts to trust, warm up and start playing with strangers.

Always observing, always lost in thought if not wrecking havoc like all little boys do, LOL! =)

Quite a brave little tot, he can devour a calamansi. LOL! xD And he never cries when he gets vaccinations and doesn't cry when he gets hurt due to his mistakes.

See what healthy big teeth I have! Those are so I can smile at girls like this. :)

He likes to dance and sing. His favorite song is Justin Beiber's Baby. x) But his favorite hobby is dismantling his toys then putting them back together. At the age of 2 he could tell all the different letters of the alphabet in small and big letters; he also knows all the colors and he can play and operate the itouch quite well. 

Jaqs with his grandfather. :3 Last picture on the right should have this caption, "I also want a Montblanc fountain  pen. x)" 

with my cousins and my brother Jammy. 

Weeeee!!! :3

Jaqs also has a thing for clothes and shoes. If he doesn't like what he's wearing he will take it off. x) LOL!

Have a great week everyone! I hope you like Jaqs' pictures. :3