Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Love Gifts

I was so delightfully surprised when my boss texted me one night asking if I'd be in the office the following day. She said she'd be leaving some stuff for me in my table. My heart skipped a bit when I saw this.  
I immediately used one of the Wet N Wild lippies and to my surprise, I actually liked how it looked on me. You see, I usually would wear light pinks and you would barely see lippies in my stash that have hints of red. It was a bit drying though so I had to put lip balm as well as lip gloss on top. In terms of staying power, this stayed on my lips the entire time I was out so happy, happy! I also love the Revlon Creme Gloss in Cherry Tart. Will do a more thorough review of some of these items next time. 


Saturday, May 21, 2011

Bantayan Island!

I've been out of the blogosphere the previous weeks. Spent time off with boyfriend who just finished his medical internship, last week in Bantayan Island in Cebu. It's definitely one of the most relaxing places I've been to albeit the long and tiring travel to and from the scenic island. For those who are looking for a travel destination that is less commercialized and busy than Boracay, you might want to consider this place. That is if you haven't gone to Panglao in Bohol yet LOL (Yeah, I'm biased!)


Sunday, May 8, 2011

Trinkets & Stuff c:

Aside from makeup, I'm also fond of wearing fashion accessories. Out of this love, an online shop is born. Please click this Facebook page and "like" it if you love what you see. Feel free to leave me a message if something catches your fancy. Thanks sisses c:

See more exciting stuff by clicking the above link. Thanks!

Friday, May 6, 2011

Gushing at Canmake Sheerness c:

Because I frequent sites that allow me to interact with other makeup addicts, my awareness about makeup and makeup brands have thoroughly expanded in the last two years. Now, I know that Shu Uemura is more expensive than Revlon or Loreal. The average person would not have known that. In fact, where I live, nobody would appreciate MAC as much as the drugstore brands I have previously mentioned.
I also learned from these online sojourns that Japan makes some of the best cosmetics in the world. That seems very believable to me since I know how Japanese people are sticklers of perfection. I now understand why many girls became obsessed with Japanese makeup brands, even the drugstore ones. Among the more popular of which would be Canmake. Fortunately for me, I was able to try two of their products, the Cheek Gradation Blush and the Cream Blush (will review soon).
The Cheek Gradation Blush I have is 01 – Pink Stripes. As you can see in the pic, it includes four strips of blush shades in quilted design in a clear plastic casing. From top to bottom: Dusty Rose, Muted Hot Pink, Bubblegum Pink and a Highlighter with pinkish hints. I’d say this is a good buy since it would be just like having four attractive blush shades. My favourite would have to be bubblegum pink. It looks frosty on pictures but it is not so once applied on the cheeks.
These blushes are sheer. For someone like me who has gotten used to pigmented shades, I apply several layers to achieve the usual effect. Despite that, it looks very natural. I like it since it’s a blush that would be very difficult to overdo. I also notice that this does not oxidize on my skin. 
These are not locally available though but some Multiply stores might carry this in their product line-up on pre-order basis. According to Babyjap, this is sold at Php 750.00 through WeHaveIt43. Moreover, this might suit those with fairer complexion  though as its sheerness might be a challenge for morenas to apply.  Even as I like this, I like the cream blush better as I find it prettier on me. Also, this does not show up much on my cheeks lately since I have gotten dark due to recent beach outings.