Sunday, March 22, 2015

Non Makeup Post: Safety Please!

I know it's not exactly positive and encouraging to post something like this on a Monday, but I was just so close to losing my entire bag last weekend so just take this as a reminder to be watchful of your belongings at all times even in the absence of any kind of suspicion whatsoever.

My friends and I met up after office for dinner at Ayala Triangle. We had to sit outdoors because one of my girls brought her dog. Suddenly, the waitress was screaming that the bag of one of the customers was stolen. The customer went up and tried to chase the thief but sadly, the thief was not apprehended. His bag was not recovered. The waitress explained that she noticed the bag was stolen because she was keeping an eye on everyone, as her suspicions were raised by one particular woman. The woman pretended to be a customer waiting to be seated but refused to sit on the designated waiting area. Instead, the woman walked  and hovered around other tables while speaking on her phone. I noticed that woman too because I saw her standing too close to our table. I even stared at her for a brief moment because at one point, I found it weird when she lingered near our table. But it never occurred to me that she might be a thief! The waitress even thought the woman was one of my friends! Now I realize, we might have been the initial target because my friend who arrived first, placed her bag on the vacant chair beside her. I did the same. We were being careless, I know. But we had not given much thought about that because the area where we sat is medyo tago, not along the aisle or anyone's pathway. Only the waiter who brought our menus and orders walked around. I just remembered that the woman also did that!!! The woman might have aborted her plan to steal our bags because right that moment when she stood near our table, one of our friends texted that she is on her way with her dog, so we immediately took our bags from the vacant chairs and placed them on our laps instead. 

So what's so suspicious about the woman, aside from her standing up and walking around? She disappeared as soon as the theft was discovered. Maybe she was in cahoots with someone. She talked to the waitress and blocked the waitress' line of vision and when she walked away, then waitress noticed the bag of the other customer was gone. 

It really happens everywhere! no place is safe, even in BGC and Salcedo, theft is so very rampant. The thieves wait for their victims to lose focus on their belongings. even getting the cellphones placed on the table while the owner is distracted, talking or eating. Keep safe ok?



Sunday, March 15, 2015

Revlon Colorburst Matte Balm in Elusive

I realized I haven't posted about Revlon Colorburst Matte Balms! This might be a little too late, given the hundreds of reviews and raves for this product but it definitely deserves its piece in this blog. I'm showing you lip swatches for the light pink shade Elusive, which is very appropriate for Spring:


Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Monday, March 9, 2015

Too Dark Powder Foundation? Here's How I Use Mine

We all have purchased the wrong shade of powder or foundation at one point in our lives. Just check this too orange MAC Studio Fix Powder!



Sunday, March 8, 2015

Clinique Chubby Stick Intense in Mightiest Maraschino

Good morning everybody!

Today, I wore red lips to the office, never mind the Monday mad rush (why is it super chaotic on Monday mornings?! LOL). No, dark red lips won't cut it this sunny bright morning so cherry red  it is!


Thursday, March 5, 2015

Etude House Fresh Cherry Tint in PK001

Hello bright summer colors!

For this summer heat, I opt to use lip and cheek tints for long wearing color. My favorite nowadays is Etude House Fresh Cherry Tint in PK001 which is light pink in color. This is my second bottle from the Fresh Cherry Tint collection. The first time, I bought the red one. Needless to say, I was able to finish the bottle after a year because it was so pigmented, I only use a dot each time. It is a favorite, hence the repurchase.

Currently, it is available in 6 colors, all of which I find attractive. However, I chose the lightest pink this time since I want the pink flush to look natural. Also, I have a variety of red tints right now.



Monday, March 2, 2015

Collecting (Cute) Pens!

I miss having a diary/ journal-- not the online version. I want the actual scented paper notebook and pen. I miss scribbling random notes, messages and prayers. Or sticking notes in between pages. Right now, I consider this very public blog as my journal. Well, yeah I wrote product reviews in my diaries (haha! since High School, would you believe?) No one got to read those reviews (I hope)! But I loved pretending as a beauty magazine writer. I bought Candy back issues then because buying the most recent issues cost more. Oh the simple joys of childhood.

I love kikay and cute things even before the kawaii wave. But since not a lot of products were available back then, add to the fact of having super limited budget for school supplies and getting them straight from abroad is out of the question, I felt my school stuff was rather ordinary and boring. I am grateful, believe me. I know how many kids do not have enough, but that's another issue.

Now, thanks to technology, we have a lot to shop from! and the choices are endless!!! I can buy office and school supplies and be happy with both the designs and function!

Check these cool, feminine pens I got online-- the seller gets them from JAPAN!