Friday, March 30, 2012

Hong Kong Makeup Haul

Guess who's back!

I super missed blogging! It's only been a little over a week but it felt like years for me.
What's up?? I just came home from my Hong Kong trip (and I'm still on HK-high mode) that I super enjoyed! Hong Kong is MY city. I try to go back once a year or every other year.

What's one thing I always do in Hong Kong whenever I visit? SHOPPING!

I really appreciate the fact that my favorite high-end makeup brands are cheaper there, which is why I feel like its more forgiving to spend a little more. Hahaha!

Here is my loot :)

Fairydrops Platinum Waterproof Mascara - Sassa, 110HKD

MAC Prep+Prime Lip - MAC Pro Store 170HKD

MAC Crosswires Lipstick - MAC Pro Store 150HKD

Make Up For Ever Lipstick in 36 and 37 - MUFE Counter 180HKD each

Accent Curler - Sassa, 40HKD

FYI: the exchange rate when I was there was 5.56PHP is to 1HKD. :)

Saturday, March 24, 2012

When He Is Home Alone

What do you do when you're home alone? Watch movies? Pig out? Sleep? Surf the net?

Here is what my cousin, Sephy,  does to kill time when he's alone and/or bored. :)

Notice the "signature" pose?? Hahaha!

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

My Taco Bell Fix

I've been craving for Taco Bell for weeks now, especially because I've been munching on nothing but Chinese food in Hong Kong. When I flew back home, I just had to go to the nearest Taco Bell branch and devour these treats.

Dig in, compadres! :)

Jenni Epperson: Superb Taste in Food + Style

Jenni Epperson, a renowned celebrity stylist, shares how she lives and eats in style in her book, Fashion + Food. Basically, the book is loaded with tips on how to entertain at home in style.


The first time I've heard of Jenni Epperson was when she hosted Good Finds in Lifestyle Network. What I remember about her is her bubbly yet sophisticated attitude and her pixie hair. I'm actually really envious because only a few selected (or rather gifted) individuals can rock this hair, and she's one of them!

What do I love about her and this new venture of hers? She promotes women empowerment by enjoying life now while pursuing our dreams. She emphasizes that we, women, should take care of ourselves. We must make every moment count: do your best at work, but make time for your family and especially for yourself, because enjoying life is the foundation of living in style.

This is a handbook for everyone on how to live your life more pleasurable and stylish.
It features 12 occasions we celebrate in a year and what food to cook, how to present it, appropriate table setting, and what clothes to wear on the said occasions.

Jenni Epperson wants you to get this book for the following reasons:

  • This is a helpful book, not a picture book
  • It's a live-life-in-style manual
  • It's feel-good book

Photos taken during her book signing in SM The Block



What she was donning at the event :)

Super AWESOME shoes by Jeffrey Campbell


20% off on fashion books in National Bookstore, Fashion + Food included!
photo taken from Jenni Epperson's Instagram account. :)
Grab your copy now!!! :) 

Sunday, March 18, 2012

The Lair Of The Yellow Tigers

My mom is from UST, my best friends are from UST, and my manfriend is from UST. I only realized this now while I am creating this post. Haha! Needless to say, UST and Thomasians have a soft spot in my heart. ;)

Credits go to my awesome cousin, Sephy :)

Snack Of The Day: Peanut Kisses

One of the sweetest things? When someone remembers to bring you a pasalubong without you asking or reminding them.That's exactly what my friend, PJ, did. He brought me Peanut Kisses from his Bohol trip, and I love it!

You're the best and the sweetest, Phil Jansen! :)

What's your favorite pasalubong from Bohol? :)

Thursday, March 15, 2012

OtterBox Dares You To Drop Everything

OtterBoxthe innovative solution for all your beloved handheld gadgets, is launching their Drop Test Tour this weekend!

This event will take place at the North Court of the Power Plant Mall in Makati, starting March 16, with running blogger more popularly known as The Bull Runner, Jaymie Pizarro and television show host Rovilson Fernandez. They will show you how OtterBox fits into their lives. It will be followed by drop tests, where smart phones, tablets and other devices in OtterBox cases will be dropped three times from different heights. 

Philippine surfing champion and model Lorraine Lapus will lead the tests with her iPhone 4S in its OtterBox Defender case on March 17. The drop test will be open to all who want to test and shop on March 18. 

Who want's to win some prizes? Guests can also score prizes everyday in the raffle draw, so make sure you'll be there!

See you at event! :)

OtterBox products are distributed in the Philippines by Tenkie Box, a distribution and retail company dedicated to getting the best and latest Smartphone, device protection cases and mobile phone accessories. For more information about their products, click here or visit their website :) 

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

MAC Full Fuchsia - Review, Photos, Swatches

MAC Full Fuchsia is a lipstick that really deserves it's name. It's a spot-on fuchsia with subtle hints of shimmer. It's in an amplified creme finish so expect opaque coverage. I wasn't a fan of this shade at first because it seemed like it should be under the satin finish family.It's not as creamy as my other MAC lipstick in the said finishm but I learned to love it eventually. ;)

MAC Full Fuchsia

amplified creme
Full Fuschia

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swatch without flash
lip swatch

PROS: Texture and color payoff are superb. Long wearing, right amount of creaminess, buildable color. You can wear it really opaque or sheer. 
CONS: It's a bit expensive.


  I will definitely repurchase!

Where To Buy:
MAC Full Fuchsia
1000php, MAC Counters

FTC: I paid for this product with my own money. I am not getting paid to make this review. I am not affiliated with the said brand. Photos above are taken/owned by yours truly  

Illamasqua Lipstick in Over - Review, Photos, Swatches

Illamasqua is a high-end makeup brand that offers a wide variety of beauty essentials for your alter ego. I've been reading great reviews about their products, particularly their lipsticks. So when the chance of ordering in Sephora came my way, I just had to grab it.I ordered 2 matte lipsticks from them. Here is the first one:

Illamasqua Lipstick in Over

the package

Bright orange-coral

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lip swatch

Illamasqua lipstick in Over is a matte coral-orange shade. It's not the kind of orange that's too bright. It's pretty long wearing, too.It's on cool toned side of orange though. It's a girly orange lipstick that's perfect for spring and summer. 

PROS: The color is fab, especially for spring and summer. It has a matte finish and long wearing. The packaging is also sleek and sophisticated.
CONS: A little too drying. The opacity needs work, especially for girls with pigmented lips. It's also expensive and not locally available in the Philippines.


  I will repurchase when I don't find something better.

Where To Buy:
Illamasqua Lipstick in Over
1550php, Sephora

FTC: I paid for this product with my own money. I am not getting paid to make this review. I am not affiliated with the said brand. Photos above are taken/owned by yours truly  

MAC Viva Glam Nicki - Review, Photos, Swatches

MAC you've got my heartbeat running away! I was beyond excited when I learned Nicki Minaj became a part of MAC Viva Glam family. I've always been a fan of the Viva Glam line, most especially because the proceeds go to a very deserving cause. My favorites have always been Viva Glam I and Viva Glam Cyndi because they're the most flattering on almost everyone. But because I love Nicki Minaj and pink lipsticks, this one is now my new fave from the said line. :)

MAC Viva Glam Nicki

MAC Viva Glam Nicki
A pretty pink lipstick that's great for summer and spring :)

Viva Glam Nicki - AC1 (Satin)

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lip swatch

Viva Glam Nicki is a pink lipstick in satin finish. This is my 3rd MAC lipstick in the said finish, and so far I'm loving it. They have the opacity and color payoff of matte finish without the drying feeling. The color is a pink strawberry milkshake kind with extra strawberries. Do you get me? It's the kind of pink that's not too bright, in-your-face kind, but won't wash you out either. It's lighter than MAC Impassioned.

I'm a self-confessed MAC lipstick addict, and I am proud of it. I'm willing to spend money on anything that's of high quality. Plus with the Viva Glam line, I just don't get to keep a pretty and quality lipstick, I'm also supporting a great cause.

PROS: The formula is awesome: satin finish, opaque, pigmented, long wearing, not drying. The shade I believe works for most if not all skin tones. The proceeds of this lipstick goes to a great cause.
CONS: It's a bit expensive (but definitely worth it, IMO).


  I will definitely repurchase!

Where To Buy:
MAC Counters
Launch in the Philippines, TBA (probably April 2012)

FTC: I paid for this product with my own money. I am not getting paid to make this review. I am not affiliated with the said brand. Photos above are taken/owned by yours truly