Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Clinique Chubby Stick Intense in Heftiest Hibiscus


Oh no, not another lipstick post. Hehe.

Well yes, I am a lipstick fanatic (it rhymes haha!). 

Lately, I've been venturing into medium to high end brands when it comes to makeup because the quality is at par with the price (so far, with those that I've bought). Since wearing quality lipsticks, I seldom have cracked peeling lips and I don't even wear lip balm that much anymore. Clinique is one brand that I trust and turn to when it comes to lipstick. My love for the brand started when relatives from abroad give Clinique makeup loot to my mom as pasalubong. I would play with the makeup at home and did not get allergies or adverse reactions from the products. So now, even if I get to use makeup from other brands, I make sure to check Clinique makeup once in a while. I had good experience with Clinique's Chubby Stick in Roomiest Rose which encouraged me to get more from the line.

Here's a review of Clinique Chubby Stick Intense Moisturizing Lip Colour Balm:


What I Saw in Singapore


It's been a year since my trip to Singapore. I had all these photos in my phone which I didn't know where to upload. Haha. I did not share these pictures on my Facebook account. Wala lang. Don't want to bombard my fb page with photos. But this is sort of my online journal so I thought of posting the pictures here. These pictures really don't seem much, food shots, mostly quirky and other things I encountered in Singapore which I couldn't get myself to delete owing to the special memories they hold in my heart. haha. 

One thing I learned about Singapore is that the cost of living is very high, prices of goods are expensive but the income tax is much lower than ours. So people who want to save up like my friend who worked there iwas shopping nalang and minimize yun paglabas labas sa mga non-work related lakad unless it's important. Unlike in the Philippines, our tax rate is as high as 32%. With our tax rate, I guess kahit man lang toll fee sana mababa ang price, but no, everything is shouldered by the hard working Filipinos. 

P.S. I hope one day our country becomes progressive like Singapore, kahit na sa transportation system lang. Our country is not commuter friendly, not even private vehicle friendly haha. Imagine to get to one place through commuting, puro usok at amoy araw na pagdating sa destination. The worst part is the lack of protection and safety to commuters in our country. 

Monday, August 25, 2014

Shiseido Perfect Foundation Brush



I’ve learned my lessons from over hyped products (or so I think haha). I won’t buy something expensive unless there’s a consensus among reviewers that the product is an A grade. (and no, freebies given to bloggers which have suspiciously inflated reviews don’t count. Emphasis on the word suspicious, meaning the top rating was garnered from bloggers who got the product for free but those who purchased the same thing gave contrary feedback). When in doubt, I turn to makeupalley.com for objective and unbiased reviews.

For foundation and face bases, I’ve read that Beauty Blender is top-notch. But I can’t shell out that much for a mere sponge. I mean, it is a sponge! So I looked up at some foundation brushes and saw nothing but praises for Shiseido Perfect Foundation Brush.





Thursday, August 21, 2014

Pink Lipstick Friday: MAC Speed Dial Lipstick



This is one of my favorite pink lipsticks from MAC, which I think is underrated. Boo. Why is this so?!! Hehe. Anyway, I’m a fan of pale pink lipcolors because I think the color makes me look “mabait” and approachable haha! But I had a hard time looking for the perfect pale pink color because other pale pinks are so chalky and emphasize my dry lips. No no to that! As I’ve said before, I can’t do a Nicki Minaj lip!




Wednesday, August 20, 2014

St. Padre Pio Chapel in Libis, Quezon City


I can’t believe I haven’t blogged about one of my favorite places on earth: Philippine Centre for St. Pio of Pietrelcina (St. Pio Chapel).




Sunday, August 17, 2014

Revlon Colorburst Lacquer Balm in Tease


Good Morning Monday!

Just a short post and pictures to bring in happy and colorful vibes this week!

Revlon Colorburst Lacquer Balm in Tease- all yah who are of faint heart to try orange on your lips, you have to try this because this one’s for you! It provides the sheerest wash of orange to your lips. 


Friday, August 15, 2014

My Super Affordable and Effective Eyebrow Picks

I have actually pretty decent eyebrows—which means they don’t disappear when I wash my face. On a side (albeit, still relevant) note, I heard a funny story about Pokwang (a local actress), she revealed during an interview that once, a fire was near her house (or hotel room?) sorry I can’t remember which. Everyone else was grabbing onto important things or documents and just running outside! Guess what she wanted to do during that panic moment?

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

My Super Handy E-book Library




Good Morning everyone!

Today I'm sharing with you one of my hobbies: READING! 

I've literally grown up inside a bookstore because my parents seldom brought my siblings and I to toy stores when we were kids. Instead, they brought us to bookstores ! We'd just browse, buy pens or stationery and stickers. If we're lucky, we get a story book home with us. 

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Makeup In My Bag



Now that I’m working, makeup has taken up the space in my bag—space which for the longest time was occupied by books.

I don’t use all of these everyday and I don’t retouch much as well. I just like the idea of lugging these around in case I have an impromptu after office meet up with friends. There are also those times when I’m feeling blah in the afternoon and feel worse when I look at the mirror and see the tell tale signs of computer fatigue (I might be inventing this up, but you know what I mean: dark, sunken and strained eyes, dry or oily skin, scrunched forehead).