Thursday, May 31, 2012

AMW Wears: Ferretti Donna Bone Colored Pumps

Shoes, shoes, shoes... I can't get enough of them!  Who feels the same way? *raises hand*

As picky as I am, it took me a while to purchase "another" nude pumps!  I bought a super comfortable one a year ago but I told myself a girl can have more than a pair of nude colored pumps!  

I followed my own advise!

When I visited the new concept store of Ferretti at Glorietta 1&2 (read report HERE), I laid my eyes on this and I can't leave the store without purchasing this pair!  Oh, I strongly suggest you visit the store as I thought I was a size 7 but ended up with a size 6 for this particular design!  It doesn't hurt to check out their other collections and don't forget their bags and accessories!!!

It wasn't bad at all as the front part was elevated so it doesn't hurt my feet!  I wore it during the Philippine Fashion Week: SM Ladies' Fashion.  I paired it with a colorful dress that I got from H&M! 

Name: Donna
Color: Bone
Price: Php1,499.00 (approx $35.00)
Available at: Ferretti Store, Glorietta 1&2 or ONLINE

Have you found "THE NUDE PUMPS" for you?
From where did you purchase and how much?

Keep smilin'
Stay happy!

Nail Art Tutorial: The Avengers Nails

Good morning universe!  I am telling the world that today will be a good one!  :)  I hope the world agrees! :P

Over dinner with friends, one of my college friend was requesting for The Avengers nail art.  Both Keith and I have thought about doing this nail art after watching the movie but I was so lazy for the last few months!  We've seen The Avengers posters and I know how they look like either on Mighty Mugg or Hasbrow so I have a couple in mind!  Too many things in mind I can't decide what to do!  So thanks to Rina for the request as I was pushed to finally create one!

Here you go, my version of The Avengers Nails

Black Widow
Natasha Romanoff (Black Widow) doesn't have a particular face or mask that would make people recognize her easily so I've decided to draw her Character Icon instead.

Step 1:
Apply 2 coats of Caronia White Satin Regular Polish.  Let dry.


Step 2:
Using L.A. Colors Art Deco polish in red, draw the icon using faint strokes, it is okay if the lines are uneven as you get to cover it with a black border.

Step 3:
Fill in the rest of the icon with the L.A. Colors Art Deco polish in red, pull out your L.A. Art Deco Polish in Black to create an outline.

Iron Man
There are so many versions of the Iron Man suit but Mr. AMW requested for the oldest version!  We own Iron Man Mighty Mugg so it wasn't difficult to copy his face!

Step 1:
Apply 2 coats of Caronia Sweet Surprise Frosted Polish.  Let dry.
Step 2:
Draw an outline or you can directly draw the red portion of Iron Man, don't forget the "widow's peak".  In this tutorial, I used Paul & Joe polish in bright red. :D

Step 3:
Using L.A. Colors Art Deco polish in black draw re-draw the outline.

Step 4:
With a black nail art pen, draw the eyes and mouth.

Captain America
Captain America ain't Captain America without his shield (and muscles) *laughs*

Step 1:
Using any Captain America "blue" shade of choice, I picked out Caronia's Blueberry Regular Polish and created a half moon shape as seen below.

Step 2:
Using L.A. Colors Art Deco polish in red, draw a curved stripes leaving a space in between.

Step 3:
Using L.A. Colors Art Deco polish in white, fill in the space in between 2 red curves.
Step 4:
With a nail art dotting tool in White or if you don't have it, use an art brush and any matte white polish, draw half of the star.
Thor, it took me awhile to decide on drawing his famous icon (the hammer) or draw his face.  I've decided to go for the latter as I recently saw a mini-mugg Thor character made by Hasbrow company that took my heart away!  He's too cute for words!

Step 1:
Apply base color that's close to your nail color.  Then I used Essie's Playa del Platinum to create an outline for Thor's helmet.  It came out a bit too l ight so I've decided to top it with another shade.

Step 2:
Using O.P.I.'s Nail Lacquer in It's Totally Forth Worth It or any silvery, metallic shade, top the lines done on Step 1.

Step 3:
Using Art Deco Nail Lacquer in black, create an outline and draw the lips.

Step 4:
For the eyes, I used a nail art dotting tool and white polish and draw big circle.

Step 5:
With L.A. Colors Art Deco polish in yellow, I drew Thor's eyebrows, I've done the white dots first so I have an idea on where to put the brows.

Step 6:
Once the white dots are completely dry, top with a light blue dot on top and pile on smaller white dots on top of it for a "cartoon-like" eyes.

The Hulk
The Hulk was drawn on my thumb nails as I love him!  I really do!  I've enjoyed his character in the movie and it's nice to show a "green thumb" once in a while :)

Step 1:
Choose any green shade of your choice for Hulk.  I picked Revlon's Nail Lacquer in 510 called Sassy.  Apply 2 coats of it and let dry.

Step 2:
Draw the hair of The Hulk with a thin brush from L.A. Art Deco.  There's no right or wrong way for the hair!  The Hulk's hair is quite messy to begin with so the messier, the better! :)

Step 3:
To create cartoon eyes, piling on dots of various shapes is the key!  For The Hulk, I've created a big white dot with nail art dotting tool  Let dry and top with a smaller black dot.

With a smaller dotting tool, create 2 small white dots on top of the medium sized black dot.
Step 4:
For the mouth, I've used a Nail Art Pen in Black and drew the outline, slowly filling the color in.

Step 5:
Draw the brows creating an "angry expression" by creating 2 curves with the 2 brows almost meeting at the center.

Step 6:
Once the mouth is completely dry.  Use a Nail Art Pen in white and draw 2 lines at the center.

Always top your nail art design with your preferred top coat.  I am using Seche Vite Quick Dry Top Coat for this tutorial.

Here's a closer look of my nails
L-R Thor, Captain America, Iron Man and Black Widow

and The Hulk getting all angry!
What's your favorite Avengers character?
I hope they'll include The Wasp and Ant-Man for part 2!
But I don't know how I can fit them on my nails! hahaha

Keep smilin'
Stay happy!

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

AMW Reviews: D'Haus House of Aroma Moroccan Argan Oil + Giveaway --- CLOSED!!!

(Note from Author: 2 winners have been picked via Fruit Machine!  Kindly check your email and respond within 48 hours or a new winner will be picked, thank you!)
Congratulations to ----


Happy Wednesday everyone!

Today, I will be reviewing a very natural product that I've seen people raving about!  Moroccan Argan Oil!  This one is from D'Haus and don't forget to read until the bottom part as D'Haus is giving away 2 x 20ml bottles to lucky AMW Readers!!! :)

D'Haus House of Aroma says ---
Argan Oil is an all-natural, 100% organic, chemical-free beauty marvel that really works.  Produced from the Argan tree in semi-deserts of Morocco, it is extracted from the kernels of its fruit.  Argan oil comes loaded with essential fatty acids like linoleic acid, a precursor for Vitamin E.  This makes it well-known for its anti-aging, moisturizing and antioxidant properties.  It is found to contain 700mg per kilogram of tocopherois that is twice the amount found in olive oil.


Size: 0.67 fl. oz/20 ml

AMW says ---
  • Easy to use pump glass bottle.
  • As seen on ingredients list, consists of ALL NATURAL Argan Oil, nothing else!  
  • Very moisturizing.
  • Gets absorbed into the skin pretty well.
  • Multi-functional: Can be used on hair, face and body.
  • A little amount goes a long way! 
  • Skin feels soft and lesser lines can be seen.
  • If used on hair, the ends of the hair doesn't feel as dry!
  • Moisturizes also the skin around my nails!
  • No skin irritations nor allergic reactions.
  • The scent!  Don't discriminate the brand as I talked to friends who are Moroccan Argan Oil users and I was told pure Argan Oil doesn't smell the greatest!
  • If you put this on your hair, it doesn't feel as greasy as oil but does have a tiny bit of grease-like feel which may irk other people.  (kindly read tips below on how to deal with this.)
  • Not widely available.  For now, they are available in their Ortigas store.
Everything about D'Haus House of Aroma Moroccan Oil is what I need to help soothe my very dry, parched skin and hair!  Again, the only concern on my part is the scent (as I have a nose of a dog!  *laughs*)  But the scent goes away after a couple of minutes!

  • If you plan to apply this on your hair, concentrate only on the drier ends and use around a pump or 2.
  • Leave the Argan Oil on your hair the night before you go to bed, so you can wake up with moisturized hair in the morning before you take a shower.
  • 1 pump is enough for the face and neck.  2 pumps are enough for both arms and another 2-3 pumps for the legs!  
  • With the remaining Argan Oil on your hands, massage your fingertips.
  • Best to apply the Moroccan Argan Oil on your body after shower.
  • Since packaging looks really nice, this is best to give this as gift to friends and loved ones!
  • Store in cool, dry place.
  • If you have dry areas or allergy spots (like I do), massage with a tiny amount of D'Haus Moroccan Argan Oil as it helps soothe itchiness at the same time, speeds up healing.
Will I repurchase?

To whom do I recommend this to?
Anyone who have dry, sensitive skin that needed moisture that locks for a couple of hours to a day!  Best for dry, frizzy, unruly hair!

Where to purchase and how much?
Available at D'Haus Home & Decor International
Unit 118 G/F Grand Emerald Tower, 
corner Ruby & Garnet Road, Ortigas Center,Pasig 
20ml costs Php750.00 (approx $17.50).

Product photos

One drop shows a
light yellow tint

Texture is watery
Like that of a light baby oil

Rubbed the Moroccan Argan Oil on my hand
 showing a nice shine within a couple of seconds

In less than a minute, the oil was absorbed right into my skin
leaving a grease-less feel!
You can immediately see the blurring effect of my lines.

As stated, 2 AMW readers may get the chance to win their own D'Haus House of Aroma Morrocan Argan Oil!  PLEASE read mechanics carefully on how to join!

  • Comment in this post together with your name and email address.
  • Tell me: "Aside from the Moroccan Argan Oil, which D'Haus product would you want to try?"  (Feel free to check their website to know the other products they offer.)
  • Like D'Haus House of Aroma on Facebook.
  • Contest starts today ends June 10, 2012 11:59pm.
  • 2 winners will be picked via Fruit Machine.  Names of the 2 winners will be posted in this post and will be emailed for notification.  
  • A reply will be needed within 48 hours or a new winner will be picked.
  •  No duplicate comments please!
  • Open to Philippine Residents.  Prize will be shipped by D'Haus.
Thanks to CJ of D'Haus Home & Decor International!

Keep smilin'
Stay happy!

(Product sent for review. Opinions 100% mine.  Please purchase at your own discretion.)

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

AMW Wears: Katie Gold Collar Necklace

Happy Tuesday AMW friends!  How did you surpassed Monday?  My Mondays are unusually good so I don't have the Monday Blues no more!  *yay* 

Here's a tiny secret I'd like to share to fellow Monday dislikers out there!  Think of anything exciting to do in the middle of the week, like a haircut appointment or manicure/pedicure treatment on a Tuesday.  A dinner date with your girl friends or colleagues on a Wednesday or a movie-night with your special someone on a Thursday or, check out your dental plans by Friday *laughs*  I'm just joking.  But seriously, doing something exciting in the middle of the week is a great way to beat the weekday blues!  

Give it a try!  It took me 2 1/2 decades to finally understand!  *laughs*

Yesterday, I posted about the Benetton Hot&Cold new fragrance launch and I won a special Hot Gold Fragrance because I arrived in the best themed outfit!  *laughs*  Sorry, I can't help but laugh as I look like Mc Donald's Hamburglar!

Oh, I made a mistake, a female Hamburglar! *laughs*

Hamburglar AMW

We were asked to wear black and white and a gold or silver bling.  It was perfect timing for me to wear my new Katie Gold Collar Necklace which I got from Glam Fashion Clothing.

I browsed on their album and I got attracted to the gorgeous gold "criss-cross" pattern encrusted with crystals on the sides.  It's a beautiful way to accent any simple clothing making it look striking!

It is very easy to wear and remove the necklace with it's strong magnet!

Priced at Php650.00 (approx $15.10) available at Glam Fashion Clothing site.  It's worth the investment!  Just keep in mind to store this in it's own casing to protect the crystals from falling off!  I use those cute tea boxes I got from China to store this!

Thanks Cesil of Glam Fashion for the quick delivery and the gorgeous piece that came all the way from Iloilo!  By the way, I was told that Glam Fashion is currently having a Gold Necklace give away!

How to join?  Kindly click photo below and read the mechanics!

Would you wear Katie Gold Collar Necklace?
How would you wear it?

Keep smilin'
Stay happy!

(Product received as gift.  Author is not affiliated with the company.  Please purchase at your own discretion.)