Sunday, August 31, 2008

A Swap and a Whole New More!!!


I call Digital Angel Nabi my li'l sis because we became beauty blogging friends and we always kept in touch on what's happening in our lives! We've been talking about Life, Love and of course Beauty! We never actually talked about swapping but we share our likes and dislikes on beauty products and little did we know, we're already doing a swap!

I can't even remember what I swapped for because she added up so much more!!! I couldn't remember the "oooohsss" and "aaahhhsss" I did again! But definitely not porn-like! lol It's more on a kid -sounding OOOOOHHHHSSS and AAAAHHHHSSS!!!! Then it hit me that I'm not a kid, so I shut my mouth and emailed and her can't stop thanking her (and I think she wanted to kill me with all the thank yous...BEAR with me sis! It's your fault! lol)


Here's the package that I got from the Post Office
(they really have to open it and check it! I swear!)
(good thing you hid the drugs quite well Nabi LOL)



TADA!!!!!!



What's in the bag?

  • 78pcs e/s palette! (yay! I own one now!)
  • 4 Milani e/s singles (love love love this, she took time to research the colors I don't have)
  • Everyday Minerals foundation (now she's trying to influence me to go back to MMU foundation, I think she's winning)
  • L'oreal De-crease (I've been wondering how this works compared to UDPP, I just don't want to purchase as I still have 2 UDPP on stock)
  • Rimmel Hide the Blemish Concealer in Ivory (my COLOR!)
  • Rimmel Soft Kohl Kajal Eye Pencil in Blue (love blue liners)
  • Maybelline Lip Express Lipstick 'n Liner in One in Rush Blush (upto this moment, i still left it unopen, if it's open I have this bad habit of using new ones! lol)
  • Childish clips (that's how she call it, but I love it! I don't care! I'm using it! hahaha)
  • And a cute pouch and she put in the kitty memo with a lovely note!

Husband is still screwing back my jaw! LOL I'll be doing swatches as I go through reviews on each of them! If you want to see a certain swatch NOW! Let me know!

Final thoughts ---

I believe swapping is not only swapping about certain products, I honestly believe swapping is also nurturing a new friendship. You tend to get to know the person more, on what that person likes or wants. Swapping makes you want to make sure to give the person something she will appreciate and use! I am glad I am into this beauty blogging world! New friendships do blossom!

Who says making yourself pretty is superficial? I OBJECT!

Saturday, August 30, 2008

Askmewhats Reviews: In2It ColourShine Lip Gloss


No color name COS06 is the product code
**Available at SM Malls, Crossing for Php229.75 (approx $5.00)

Hey everyone! It's weekend my side and I needed all the rest I can get! The week has been hectic, and thank goodness the typhoon didn't push through! Let me talk about a newly purchased gloss I made. By the way, eventhough my lips are full and I shouldn't be using a lot of lip glosses as it could magnify the "plump-ness" of my lips, I don't care! I love to use glosses as my lips are dry and I need all the glossiness and shine I can get! :D

I've stumbled upon a new lip gloss from In2It. I honestly tried to search for their website but I can't find any. I gave this a try as the brush looks just like Stila's Lip Glaze but the difference is, this one, you have to squeeze out the lip gloss!

I chose a shimmery pink toned color as I love pink lips! They have approximately total of 5-6 shades (sorry I didn't count). They have their shades ranging from peach, pinks, reds.


Here's how a new brush looks like




Press the tube and the gloss will come out



Apply it straight on your lips or on top of a lipstick



Askmewhats says ---

Pros
  • NON-STICKY (this is very important for me!)
  • affordable
  • high gloss and shine
  • doesn't have a strong smell (has a hint of strawberry)
  • handy, easy to bring along
  • the cap isn't the "click" type, you have to twist it til it closes, so won't get lost easily
Cons
  • it is difficult to control how much product would come out
  • I haven't tried the ever famous Stila Lipglaze so I can't seem to compare the staying power between the 2. But just like any other "not so expensive" gloss, it doesn't stay too long. Stays approximately 2 hours of continous talking and 1 sip on a cup!

Overall

This is an ok product. Color wise, definitely a lot of dupes out there. But what I really like about this gloss is the fact that it isn't too sticky at all! Done a kiss test to hubby and he said it passed his standard! LOL As he doesn't like the feeling of a sticky gloss when I kiss him *winks*

Will I repurchase?
I seldom repurchase lip glosses! I always tend to be unfaithful with lip gloss brands.


Before I go, I wanna ask,
"Can you handle sticky gloss?"
Me, I really can't! I hate the feeling!
I always ended up wiping my lips if it's too sticky!



Related posts you can check out by smiling and clicking
MAC Lipglass in Prrr

Dior Kiss
The Face Shop Fruit Jelly Tubes

Friday, August 29, 2008

A Winning Package from Makeup Masala and Tip for the Day!


Please don't hate me, don't think that I'm the luckiest gal in this world coz I've been posting some winnings a couple of times this week. Can I just say that they were all won a couple of weeks ago but as you all know, I live in a far away land of "bad" postal services that's why I got them all at once. <--- am I being defensive here? hahaha

Anyways, I won this from Makeup Masala's Lubriderm giveaway, I've been looking for a moisturizing lotion for my really really dry skin and when i saw Lubriderm giveaway, I jumped up the chance to give this a try, and the "giveaway" angels up there are on my side so I won!!! I'll do separate reviews on this when I got the chance to use them :D

Here's the package with the lovely Makeup Masala Logo



And see just how many freebies I got???
My skin is really happy now!
Thanks again Toma!



Anyways, let's get back to business. Aside from doing nail art, I've been cleaning my nails mostly on my own and I've been cleaning my mom's nails as well for years now. I wanted a complete set of nail care and one of it would include the Cuticle Remover.

I've had my cuticle remover filled in my "old' nail polish bottle as I find that brushing it to your nails is better than using a cotton. As cotton tends to absorb the liquid and I can't seem to get any of this product onto my nails, which means --- Wastage!

I haven't had any extra nail polish bottles for me to use, I'm glad I am "nosey" and I found this wonderfully cheap Cuticle Remover. It's always been there! At times, simplest things like this matters in making our "beautifying moments" breeze-y!

A closer look at the
Caronia Nail Care
Cuticle Remover
(30ML)



**Available at Watson's or Health & Beauty for Php11.00 (approx $0.25)

Instructions ---

  1. Start preparing the cuticles and nail bed for a manicure by removing old nail polish with a Nail Polish remover.
  2. Brush on a generous amount of this Cuticle Remover
  3. Allow cuticles to get soaked and soften before pushing
  4. After pushing, brush away excess cuticle and nail plate particles before you apply your desired polish

And the good thing? You can buy a full bottle of a cuticle remover and refill it!



A small step like this helps a lot in prettifying your nails!
You don't even need to use a nail polish!
A clean nail says so much about you!
So groom your nails and be pretty from head to toe...
Fingernails to Toenails :P




Want to check out a cheaper version of a Nail Polish Kit?
Smile and say : "Manicure and Pedicure Set"

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Askmewhats Version: "Sweet Meets Joe Black"


Black is black!
Black always ends up dark and smokey! But I wanted to touch a bit of "romance" in my smokey black look, that's when I added a hint of my favorite color --- PINK!

Let me show you a very simple diagram I've done :)



Products Used (eyes) ---

1. MAC Sushi Flower - all over lids, for baby soft pink base
2. Laura Mercier e/s in Black, then topped with LM e/s in Cobalt (for a bit of shimmer

3. MAC e/s in Carbon
4. ELF e/s in white - as highlighter and inside the corner of the eye

Products Used (not in diagram) ---

1. Stila Smudgepots in Black
2. Paul & Joe Curly Mascara in Black




Both eyes closed
This time, I've used the darker colors on my crease area
To create a more dramatic look!



And here goes nothing ---
but LOVE



dear Philippine Readers:
I've heard that a strong typhoon is coming over (again)

Please be safe everyone!!
God bless!

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Thanks to the BeautyGeek





I got home, Tuesday night and really not in the mood as weekend is still far away and I'm having a back pain (it's not because of old age oK?)

As I saw a big UPS package at the living room, I didn't expect it to be mine! (as most packages that comes my way needed to be picked up at the post office) It's funny how just a package you haven't even open yet would brighten your day. It's like Christmas all over again!

A little bit of background, this wasn't just something that dropped from the heavens...I joined the Beauty Geek lovely CG Giveaway, because I really wanted to give CG Lash Blast a try but I'm having second thoughts as I've read both rants and raves. Someone out there really does listen to me! :D







1. CG Lash Blast in Very Black
2. Eye Enhancers in blazing blues
3. CG Wetslicks Amaze Mint in Toast-ed

And not to forget, they were all housed in a cute PINK make-up Pouch with 2 coupons <-- that I won't be able to use (too bad)



Thanks to Janine! A beautygeek who's got sense of humor!
and thanks to P&G Canada for sending this to me so FAST!



Eureka Moment: Scholl Buy 2 Take 1 Air Pillo


I've always been honest to you guys on everything I write. And here's one thing you'll learn about me after reading this post. (I bet you're really curious now eh?)

I won't blab further, I'll just breathe in and out...and tell the truth...

I HATE MY FEET!!!

I just realized that I'm shouting that to the world! Well, I do ! I really don't like my feet! Why? Because they are super weak, you can see that my feet is older than my real age, and I can't wear lovely shoes with heels because I'll be limping my way home.

But before I blab further about my feet and give out too much information that may embarrass me further lol I was out shopping with the hubby last weekend and hubby was looking for something comfortable to put in his "work shoes". We found Scholl and this is not a review as i haven't used this yet.

*thinks again* If this is not a review, why am I telling everyone about my bad feet??? :( I can't get over this! LOL


Ok, the reason why I created a special post for this because Scholl Air-Pillo is having a promotion of buying 2 free 1 pair of Air Pillo! Me being a self proclaimed Smart Shopper... I have to tell you guys about this right?
Buy 2 take 1 pair Available at Landmark, Trinoma
(Php160.00+ each approx $3.50)



Hubby bought 2 pairs and the free one is mine! Here's how it looks like (photo below)



Not too thick, a bit thin, so I'm not sure yet how it would perform I don't wear shoes often, so it may take some time for me to review this Or I can always interview my hubby for a review on this :)



Start making peace with your body
I hated my feet too long, and nothing changed!
As long as all the parts of my body are working fine,
everything's ok right?


Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Nail Art Tutorial: "Vampy Nails"

Let's be vampy! Though I am not keen on using bright red lippies, I am into Bloody Red nail polishes. As long as people look at my nails not my face, I am ok with it :P

Here's another simple "to do" yet Bold "to look at" nail art tutorial for all of you!

Step 1:

Apply any red nail polish as base. I used the ELF nail polish (thanks Toma!)





Step 2:

Using a white nail art pen, draw a triangle dot at the side. (this will look like a half flower)



Step 3:

Same fingernail, draw 5 dots (to create a full flower look)




Here's me using left hand to draw my right nails If I can, YES YOU CAN!
Together please: "YES WE CAN!"



Let me show you my thumb, since the thumbnail has bigger space Draw more dots Look at the blue dots I've done via computer
(this looks useless for now...but you'll get the purpose below)



Step 4:

Using a yellow nail polish pen (or any bright color pen), create a BUD on the full flower (the one you have 5 full dots)




Step5:


Using another colored nail art pen to create a BUD on the HALF flower (you can use the same yellow if you don't have enough colored pens)




Step 6:


Another color again for the other half flower (the thumb has 2 half flowers remember?)




Step 7:

Do not forget to apply a clear nail polish on top of the art.





Sit back, and enjoy your creation!



Tips:
  1. If you don't have enough colored pens, you can use one color on all those flowers!
  2. Apply your nail polish base, and let it dry for a couple of minutes before you start drawing.
  3. Always draw one hand first, STOP, let dry, before you continue the other hand (to prevent smudging)
  4. Invest on a good clear top coat and quick dry polish, to protect what you worked hard for! (you don't want to spend so much time drawing and it'll smudge and chip in less than a week right?)

Again...keep this in mind...
"Imperfection is Perfection!"



Monday, August 25, 2008

Askmewhats at My Women Stuff







When Parisb contacted me and asked me if I wanted to be a Guestblogger for the Month of August. Who am I to say "no"? I have been reading My Women Stuff way before I started blogging. This is a huge thing for me and I wanted to make it "read-worthy" for her readers!

So, without further ado --- smile and click on the feature below! Thanks Parisb for the trust and confidence!




Weekend Food Tripping at: Cheesecake Etc...



I won a Php1,000 (approx $23.00) gift certificate of Cheesecake Etc. from Girlfriend Mag. (Thanks Sab for the mag and I learned about this through you)

The first thought was, OK we'll have it "to go" as I can't imagine myself stuffing Cheesecake worth Php1,000!

And when I asked for a menu, me and hubby decided to SIT DOWN! Just look at the menu! I didn't even know they serve that much variety!

Page for Cakes



Appetizers, Sandwiches, Pastas and Rice Meals



Coffee, Tea, Soda and Fruit Juices



And let's talk about our orders. Actually the waiter got our order all wrong, we told him we want our sandwich to be sided with an Egg Salad, and he took note on an Egg Salad Order as Appetizer. Well, we did not gave him a hard time and we took the order anyways. Hubby loves egg. So he's happy! :P

Egg Salad topped with Cheese
Php115.00 (approx $2.50)
(we added this into our sandwich below...yummooo)



Turkerrific Sandwhich
Low Fat Smoked Turkey Ham with Cranberry Jelly
Php215.00 (approx $4.80)



This is how it looks like inside
Wheat Bread - I heart
Lettuce - I heart
Turkey Meat - I heart
Cranberry - I heart
Egg salad on side - Hubby Hearts :D



Fettuccine Carbonara
Classic White Sauce topped with Bacon Bits and Cheese
Php175.00 (approx $3.90)




Fat Free White Mocha
Php110.00 (approx $2.45)

To end our meal with a warm tummy!



And what's eating at Cheesecake Etc. Without a cheesecake?
Sorry it was long gone when we took it home before we remembered taking a shot :(
It is New York Cheesecake YUMMMYYY!!!




The best things in life are free!
(thanks to GF Mag, I was the Letter of the Month this August)
Have you had any free meal that you won't forget?
Spill the beans!



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