Friday, November 11

M.A.C. Nocturnelle

     My previous post was my first lipstick from M.A.C., so today I am going to share with you gals my very first eye shadow from M.A.C. which is "Nocturnelle". It is a frost finish and it is described as pinked-up chrome purple from their site. I think it is a limited edition, at the time I purchased this one I just asked the make-up artist any shade of eye shadow she could suggest to me and she picked this color for me. For the longest time I have been wearing this shade during special occasions together with a light pink shimmery shade of e/s from body shop. 
     The color is so gorgeous right from the pan and also true to its color when applied on. It is really a beautiful plum color for my skin tone, great for smokey eyes whether it is used as the base color for all over the eyelids or it can be used to contour the crease part of the eyes. It is by far my favorite even though I have already accumulated other shades of eye shadows for my vanity kit. 
     I asked Ish Sison ( my favorite make up artist of all time from M.A.C. Trinoma) if it is available in the store she told me she isn't familiar with it and that maybe it is a limited edition. So for those interested with this particular shade so sorry. 
    It is TGIF now and I think I'll ask "H" for a dinner tonight and for sure I'll glam up with my Nocturnelle. Have a nice weekend everyone and oh! don't forget to vote for the 7 New Wonders of Nature it is the last day today. Love love love...

Wednesday, November 9

Hug Me (My First Ever Lipstick from M.A.C.)

     Good day gals! It's November already, time flies so quickly! I have been a busy bee for a while and I really missed writing here. Today, I wanna share with you my first ever purchase from M.A.C. =) I do not know when exactly I bought these and as you can see on the photo below my 'Hug Me" lipstick will run out soon and I will definitely repurchase this particular shade again. 

(Sorry for the typo error: Its LUSTRE not Lustering)


      "Hug Me" is a lustre finish and described as flesh pink in the M.A.C website. It is the perfect nude lipstick for me and as for reference I am NC35 in M.A.C. Don't you just love its name? When I feel down just one tight HUG will comfort ME. I did say it's perfect nude lipstick since I have warm & medium skintone, it didn't washed me out. It is like the color of my lips but prettier. I also loved that it is in lustre finish, it is lightweight and semisheer. It doesnt dry my lips also. If you wanna have a "no make-up look" look I would suggest this lipstick, but of course what works for me won't work for you. You can definitely go to the nearest M.A.C. store and ask the make up artist for you try it first. It retails for 1000 php here in the Philippines. 

Monday, September 5

Work Of Art

The picture above has been edited already. Anyhow, I have been thinking for a while what to do with my bare wall in our small living room. My family rents this studio type place since our house is in a village very far from work. Its a small place so its really very challenging how to use wisely the small space we have. As mentioned it is a rented place and the my original plan was that I would paint some art on the wall but I opted to just buy a wall decal and assemble it on.

I bought it for 200 pesos at a "Daiso" store. Not bad ei!

Shown above is a closer look of the design. All you have to do is to prepare your canvass which is your wall. Clean it very well and make sure its not greasy and wet. Plan ahead how you would assemble the stickers on the wall.

Voila!!! The finished product. So easy and affordable. What do you think? Please do share your thoughts and ideas below and also if you have any good ideas on how to store and where to buy storage for shoes pls do share. - Posted using BlogPress from my iPhone

Thursday, August 4

My Asian Salad

Hi everyone! It's been a while since I posted another blog. I have to do some things very very important and I will disclose it here someday but for now I am still crossing my fingers and have been praying hard for a positive result. 

Anyway, I'd like to share my version of Asian Salad. I have been trying to lose weight lately and trying to eat healthy foods. I must say it is a struggle! You know, its very hard to cut off some habits that we are used to. I am trying minimize drinking sods also but this one is so so hard for me... I guess this is the only vice I have LOL. I am addicted to it! 

A friend of mine suggested this ready made vinaigrette from our local groceries here in the Philippines which is "MANGO VINAIGRETTE". I immediately head on the supermarket to grab a bottle of this since I am a huge lover of mango. It is my super favorite fruit and I remember whenever I get sick during my childhood days I'd request my parents to buy me mangoes. I don't know, I really feel good when I eat this fruit.

Mango Vinaigrette from Dizon Farms

Here are the other ingredients for my Asian Salad:

chicken breast fillet Teriyaki (cut into cubes)
Arugula & Mixed Greens 
a dash of Japanese Rice toppings (seaweeds & sesame seeds)
Basically these are all the ingredients for my Asian Salad. I also added some croutons to add a crunchy texture. The Japanese rice toppings are last minute additional ingredient I added. It balances the tangy flavor of the salad dressing but if you're staying away with salt then this isn't an option. I promise you this is so yuuuuummmmy! Hope you'll try this soon! Goodnight peeps!

Saturday, June 18


Lovestruck by Vera Wang
Lovestruck! I love the name of the perfume great timing for the month of June since its the wedding month. Leighton Meester, who plays one of the main character at  the hit TV series "Gossip Girl", is the brand endorser of this new fragrance line of Vera Wang and I just came across the ad at you tube. Don't you love the gown of Leighton here? That would be a nice wedding gown huh?! That is if you're game for untraditional wedding theme. The guy is also one of the top male models is Tommy Dunn. Picture perfect, prince charming! ;)

"Lovestruck ... the name of my brand new fragrance…All about being overwhelmed, inexplicably, hopelessly in love. Allowing yourself to feel passion inspite of yourself, the situation, the repercussions. A new definition of Romeo and Juliet! Sexy, sensual, and unstoppable!" Vera Wang.

Lovestruck is described as a sparkling, addictive floral, young in spirit yet classic.
It was inspired by a modern day version of the story of Romeo and Juliet. 

(Opens with notes of exotic and juicy pink guava and soothing angelica blossom. 
The middle notes “bloom” with tones of intoxicating and sensual tuberose
with aquatic lotus flower. 
Precious woody notes and sheer musk form a solid perfume base.)

Vera Wang & Leighton Mees

I love Leighton Meesteer's outfit!

Friday, June 17

Wedding Galore!

hair & make up done by yours truly
(Most of the brand I used for my make up is from M.A.C. for those who were asking
the l/s is in the shade of PINK NOUVEAU- been asked several times what I'm wearing)

L-R: Jane, Aracelli, Chiqui and me
(dress:Tango, clutch bag: forever21, wooden bangles:mango. I also added a belt 
to accessorize the dress to give it a twist cause I'm afraid that I could run into another 
person with the same dress! which I have experienced before, It was a shame... and disaster...)
Just to share my look for the day during Owen & Litz's wedding day (click here). Stay fab and pretty! Have a nice long weekend everybody. ;)

Owen & Litz's Wedding

Hi everyone! I have not been writing very often as before since for the past 4 months I have been busy plus I dont have a house help and I am sooo exhausted already to write. 24 hours in a day seems not enough to do all my house chores and all the other responsibilities and tasks I need to do in a day.

So anyway, its June and its the month of weddings! During this month of the year many choose to have their weddings and to become a "June Bride". In fact, for this month I was invited for 3 weddings! For us females it is such a dilemma! What dress to wear in accordance to the theme of the wedding, what shoes goes with the outfit, hair and make up, accessories to wear... etc. etc. etc. Being a fashionista myself, I love dressing up! but attending 3 wedding events in a month?! phew being effortless is impossible!

Last weekend I attended a wedding of my high school batchmate from La Salle Academy, Iligan City (the City where I spent almost half of my life I guess). Owen and Litz's Wedding, the groom is my friend btw. I recieved a sms from Owen last year telling me to please save the date June 12, 2011 for him because he was getting married. I am truly happy for my dear friend when I got the news!
I love the invitation it is so cutey!
I was not really surprised that they would end up together. Owen did put a lot of effort in the relationship, imagine Owen always travel to "the land down under" which is Australia, just to be with Litz. I could still remember that whenever we have a get together with the other high school batch mates, Owen has to excuse himself because Litz is calling or he would be in hurry because they have to talk over the skype. Thanks to the technologies! Long distance relationships works! hehehe...

Owen looks a dashing groom. I also congratulate him for making sure to look great on the most important day of his life. He lost weight, 60 lbs in all! Good job! The bride is so lovely as well! I love the wedding dress and the details at the back of her dress. I love that it is simple and elegant. 

From L-R: Jane, Aracelli, Chiqui and Me

My dress was a last minute buy, I know I got the invite last year... I wasn"t really planning on buying a new dress but I realized I have all of my formal dresses in black and I asked Owen if I could wear black but I know in my mind that most likely it can't be since the the bride is Chinese and for us Filipinos we have this superstitious belief that wearing black in a wedding is bad luck. I still asked since nowadays it is ok to some. So ladies, ask permission if you're not sure. 

It was a fun filled event! Everybody thinks that the couple were a match made in heaven. Congratulations to the newly wed! Cheers to the both of you and may God bless your marriage always.
*** To get my look during the wedding please click here.

(Please feel free to comment below. I would love to hear from you.)

Monday, June 13

Time Balm's Face Primer

This is my very first face primer, Time Balm's Face Primer. I wont have any basis as to comparison wise. I am posting a review for this product because it works for me but I wouldnt say this is a HG product for me. For reference, my facial skin type is oily skin and acne prone. I say this one worked for me for the mere fact that it didn't break my skin and it didn't aggravate the oiliness of my face.

I have been using this face primer for 3 weeks now and so far I am satisfied with it. Usually when I dont use this face primer I would constantly blot and retouch my foundation every 2-3 hours but when I do use this I'd only retouch once during the entire day and my face feels smoother. I noticed also that my acne scars were slightly lighter. I can say that it may be due to using this face primer since I am not using any ptoduct that will lighten my skin. This is probably because this has vit. C in it plus it also has vit. A & E.

Available at Beauty Bar for 1350 php (30 ml/1FL. Oz.) INGREDIENTS: Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, HDI/Trimethylol Hexyllactone Crosspolymer, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Phenoxyethanol, Silica, Ethylhexylglycerin,PPG-26-Buteth-26, Polysorbate 80, PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Hedera Helix (Ivy) Leaf/Stem Extract, Retinyl Palmitate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Allantoin, Bioflavonoids, Ascorbyl Parmitate Tin Oxide. May contain/Peut Contenir [+/- Mica, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491] SHELF LIFE: 6 months - Posted using BlogPress from my iPhone

Saturday, May 28

Nail Art Tutorial: Hello Kitty

Thank God for this wonderful day! I am so blessed with very good friends. I only got few friends but I make sure that every friendship I have, they are very special. One of my most treasured friend is "Aper" (Jennifer Tan-Ching) in fact her daughter is my God-daughter and her son is my dear "H's" God-son. Since Shawn will be with his Lola Vie, we decided to visit the Ching's Crib plus I wanted to do a hello kitty nail art for my God-daughter AJ (Aper's daughter) as I promised her. AJ will be turning 5 y/o this coming June, time really flies children grows so fast and boy oh boy!!! I can really run out of answers and giving reasons to her! As a matter of fact she even asked me lots of questions while I was doing her nails. The question that got me speechless was when she asked me "ninang why does Hello Kitty doesn't have a mouth?" ;) Smart and very curious kid huh?! Then her mom was scolding her because her nails were so small because she has this habit of biting them, she told her mom- "Mommy, if my nails were bigger it won't be called "Hello Kitty " anymore. It will be "Hello Cat" already". Hahaha... Kids does say the darnest things!

So here is how I did her nails. 
(Since AJ's nails were so small I used mine for the demo).

Materials needed: Nail polishes- white, black, red, yellow and clear for the top coat Nail dotter or you can just use a toothpick Fine bristled brush

1. Use white nail polish for the base color.

2. Dab the nail dotter to a yellow nail polish as shown above for the nose.

Show in this photo is where the nose of Hello Kitty would be. Dotted almost at the center.

3. Using a black nail polish, dot it on the nail for Hello Kitty's eyes.

4. For the ribbon, I made 3 red dots. The center dot smaller than the dots on the sides as shown above.

5. Using the fine brush, draw 3 whiskers on each side.

6. Using the fine brush again, outline the nose & the ribbon.

7. Lastly, apply a clear top coat to seal it make it glossy but make sure to let it dry to avoid smearing the details.

Jaran!!! AJ's cute little nails!

One happy client! Hehehe... Very good atchie!!! She behaved very well while I was doing her nails.

Check out for the my other Nail Art Tutorials (Pls. click the links below)
Cute Flower
Summer Bloom

Have a happy weekend!

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Tuesday, May 24

Wishes Do Come True!

Love my RED Cambridge Satchel Bag.
(What I wore in this pic: Blouse: ZARA, Skirt: TRF-ZARA,
Necklace: Jo-GB3, Bangles: Mango)
(M.U.: all from M.A.C e/s: espresso & ricepaper, l/s: pink nouveau)

I blogged about My Wishlist last month and what do we know???!!! I already got what I wished for. :) If there's such a thing as my personnal fairy godmother then SCHU could be IT! I have been wanting The Cambridge Satchel way before it got here in our country and way before some bloggers were raving about it. 
I got an email from Chocolate SCHUBAR Manila that they featured me on their blogsite. 2 weeks ago I got a surprise tweet from Schubar Manila that I might get my wish soon! Whoa! that was really the highlight of my week. Schubar was so thoughtful enough to make sure that I could have my wish come true.

Waiting for me at the Trinoma branch Chocolate Schubar counter.

My very own 13" RED Cambridge Satchel

Yes! This is mine! =)

You can also have your very own Cambridge Satchel. Its available at Chocolate Schubar.
-Glorietta 3, Mobile No. +63917 592 8801 +63917 592 8801,

- G/F, SM Mall of Asia, Mobile No. +63917 592 8804 +63917 592 8804,

- M3, Ayala TriNoma, Mobile No. +63917 592 8802 +63917 592 8802,

-Chocolate schu Bar, R2, Power Plant, Tel. No. 899 6997; Mobile No. 0917 592 8809