Sunday, March 21, 2010

eleven: february favorites!

Happy sunday everyone! 

For today, March 21, 2010, i'll be doing my February/March favorites! yay!

i love reading/watching what people find as their monthly "favorites", just because it means that it's tried and true, and it's working for them--it kind of just gives me an assurance, HAHA! especially if they have the same skin type as i do :)

anyway, here are my favorites!

1.) TheBalm Big Mama Palette
- this palette comes with 3 things, a medium-dark bronzer called Bahama Mama, a peachy-pink blush with gold shimmer (MEGA dupe for the NARS Orgasm ;D) called Hot Mama, and a translucent powder called Sexy Mama. everything's nicely pigmented and is definitely a very good product.

2.) TheBalm timeBalm concealer in Light/Medium

- my ultimate HG concealer :) 
3.) Ellana Minerals Pure Blend 2-1 Mineral Concealer & Foundation in Peach Coffee Shake

-i use just a tiny bit to set my whole face! i love this product :)

4. E.L.F. Candy Shop lip gloss in Cherry Bomb

- not too sticky (MAJOR plus for me) and a sheer crimson color. my go-to lip product :)

5.The Body Shop's Cotton Seed Curl Booster

- this is just amazing for my curly hair. it moisturizes as well as protects from heat! AND it's all natural :)

6. The Body Shop's Brazil Nut Define & No Frizz

- works almost as well as the Cotton Seed Curl Booster. i mix it with the curl booster to define and de-frizz my curls~

7. Maybelline ClearSmooth Pressed Powder

- i have this in Light, Natural, and Honey. Natural is my shade, which is a light-medium yellow-toned shade. Light is...light with pink undertones, it's on the fair side. Honey is a medium yellow-toned shade, probably one or two shades darker than Natural.


8. the Urban Decay Alice in Wonderland Book of Shadows

- no words needed. my most favorite eyeshadows and eyeliners of right now. will post an in-depth review soon!

did you all like the pic of Absolem? ;) i loved him in the movie.

Saturday, March 20, 2010

ten: more giveaways! Digital Traincase giveaway :)

Hello again! AHAHAH. i'm posting like multiple entries per day. i'm going insane @-)

anyway! i'm going to be entering the Digital Traincase contest! for the post itself, please head on over here

i love Digital Traincase the store, but i've only come across the owner's (sol) blog recently! i've ordered a lot from her store (and will--hopefully, once i get my money straight--order some more soon!)

in any case, here's the details of her giveaway:

(photo from here)

The prizes are as follows:

The prizes, of course NYX items

3 powder blushes
3 single eyeshadows
1 trio eyeshadow
1 double sided eyeliner and shadow
1 megashine lipgloss
2 round lipgloss
1 round lipstick
1 glitter
1 cream blush in Orange (NARS Exhibit A dupe)
Plus 1 MAC lipstick in Hue (brand new without box, but I will provide another MAC lipstick box)

everything will be placed in a bnew Sigma Makeup Pouch in Black!

as for the criteria, here is what you have to do:


1. You have to be a follower of her blog (1 entry)
2. Leave a comment on this post with your email address where i can contact you should you win this contest.
3. For Philippine readers only.
4. You can earn extra entries by doing the following (note that you can only use these extra entries if you follow her blog)
  • Reposting this give away on your blog (any platform will do - facebook, blogger, wordpress, multiply, etc) - 1 entry
  • Add me up in your blog roll/sidebar - 1 entry
  • Be a fan of my store's Facebook Fan Page. - 1 entry
  • Add my multiply store as your contact (please specify your multiply id). - 1 entry
  • Post an FOTD using nyx products at my Facebook Fan Page, please make sure to indicate what products you used. - 3 entries
        If you do any of the five above, please let me know by providing the URLs/links. (Again, you can only earn extra entries if you're already a follower of my blog).

5. You can enter till the 31st of March, 11:59pm.
6. Winner will be chosen via
7. Special prize for the best FOTD pic, will edit this post later who will choose the best :p.

(all info was gathered from here)

i'm excited to join! i'll definitely upload my FOTD soon ;)

thanks for dropping by! 


Friday, March 19, 2010

nine: Shen's Second Anniversary Blog Giveaway!

hey lovelies! 

If you don't know Shen, then please do so now. i've been following her for about a year, but only NOW, on her 2nd year, have i ever joined her contests--or anyone's, really. and that's mainly because i've never really been active with my beauty blogging..and the fact that i've always thought i was too young to join (since i am just 16). but i've had this blog for about 2 months now (but only started posting in Feb, haha! bad me), and when i read her blog entry, i was just ecstatic. i've always wanted to join a contest, and now here's my chance!

(though idk if i can' join just yet.. since currently, my blog is only 2 months old. but in april, it'll be 3! and that's the since it happens during the contest...does it count? haha!)

here's the link to her post, just in case you'd like to read it for yourself :)

but the details are here as well, for the mechanics:

 (photo is from here)

to join all you need to do is:

You can qualify to win the said prizes if you do the following:
1. Be a follower of this blog. :) This one is pretty easy.
2. Be a Fan of my FaceBook Fan Page (found on the right side bar of my blog)
3. Be a twitter fan ( Tweet about this contest please!!
4. Blog about this Contest on your own blog (blog must be at least 3 months old.). You can post a link of this contest on your FB account as well.
5. Post on comment box a link of your blog post with your email and country you reside in and answer this question, "I'd like to see more [insert topic here] posts."
6. You're done!

Winners will be selected randomly via

This contest will run from March 20 until April 30, 2010

the prizes will be from the following sponsors :

There will be 3 winners:
2 from the Philippines
1 from a foreign country*

The Body Shop
Maybelline Products
Ellana Minerals
Sun Life It's Time
Pureglow Minerals
Beauty and Minerals
Dollface Cosmetics
L'oreal Proffesionel
The Spa Gift Certificate
Ipanema GB collection Certificate
L'oreal Men Expert

and hopefully a lot more.

Happy Second Blog Anniversary!

eight: more photography~

happy saturday, everyone! 

i'll be updating with more beauty posts in a bit, but right now, i just wanna share some snapshots i've taken recently~ 

all photos can be found on my deviantart, here :)

(this was shot in Xavier, during their fair last February 6, 2010)
(this was shot in my school's 2009-2010 intrams. go juniors!)

(this was shot in Botolan, Zambales last Valentine's Day. the lady in the picture is my mom, btw :D)

(this was, again, in the Xavier Fair)

that's it for today! thanks for visiting my blog :)

seven: project....pan

hey there! 

i've finally come back with an update! i know that i posted my haul and review list, but before that, i am going to post my "project: pan" list!

i know a lot of people know about the movement/project. it was started by a youtube guru called lollipop26, where she named it "project 10 pan". and the basic objectives of the project is to finish up your makeup--and you can't buy anymore until you've finished up your makeup. usually, when this project is done, you usually include the products you've already "hit pan" on, so that's what i'm doing today!

now, usually you count them per item, but in my case, since i have multiples in the same category, i just decided to make it per category instead of just counting them alone. and plus, i'm not limiting myself to that many things, i just wanna finish :))

in my current project, i have three categories which are as follows:

1.) setting powders/foundations/concealers (basically, all face products)
2.) mascara 
3.) lip stuff

now i just have three since these are the products that i have the most of right now. so i have the most intention to finish up these products. 

enough dilly-dally! lets get on to the products!

Setting Powders/Foundations

1.) Maybelline Clear Smooth shine-free face powder in Natural

- i actually really like this powder. i don't have a lot of drugstore items, but this is something that i'm gonna keep going back to. aside from being cheap, it's easily accessible and it works nicely on my normal skin. i apply this using a brush, not the puff that it comes with, just to give me a sheer, light finish. being that my skin is the normal skin type, too much foundation or powder CAN make you look really cake-y. and plus, i'm young--only 16, so it's not good for me to use too much either, even though it claims that it doesn't clog your pores.

2.) TheBalm Sexy Mama Translucent Powder

 (i'm sorry, it's upside-down, haha!)

In any case, i also love this powder. this has less coverage than the Maybelline, but it works just as fine. though it doesn't give me as strong of a matte look, as compared to the Maybelline, it keeps me dewy and sets my makeup nicely.

3.) TheBalm TimeBalm Concealer 

 - this, by far is my HG concealer. i have tons of concealer, i have the E.L.F. Studio Line Corrective Concealer quad thing, i have the Dollface (coastalscents) 15 piece concealer palette, but either way, this is my most favorite cream concealers. i prefer cream concealers just because they're a lot more bang for your buck, at least in my opinion. and they're a lot more pigmented and concentrated as compared to liquid or powder. i love the opacity of this concealer, it brightens, lightens, conceals (even redness!). it's perfect in my boks--plus, i've had it for a YEAR, and look, that's how much pan i've gotten (refer to the last picture).

4.) TheBalm Bahama Mama Bronzer

- i'm sorry, but is it obvious that i LOVE TheBalm? though pricey as their products are, they're really worth your while. and plus, the pin-up packaging is just the cutest. the bronzer is great, i love using it as a contour powder, as well as an eyeshadow. it's great when paired up with the blush on it's right, a peachy-pink blush with gold shimmer (a super wonderful ORGASM dupe!). i love pinks and browns <3
5.) Ellana Minerals Pure Blend 2-in-1 Concealer and Foundation in Peach Coffee Shake

- i don't wear foundation (at least i try not to) but DANG. i love this stuff! it's supposedly "heavy coverage" since it's both concealer and foundation, but i like to use just a pea sized (NOTE: A TINY ASS PEA. AS IN LIKE A PINCH) amount then use this to set my whole face and neck. and it keeps me dewy all day. it's not gonna give you a matte look, but it's gonna keep you from looking oily and making you get dark (which is what happens when you get oily, the dirt clings to your oil, making you get darker, major ew). i will definitely repurchase as soon as i finish all my powders. i love this one the most. it's just that it's really messy. :(
6.) Skin79 BB Diamond Collection The Prestige Beblish Balm

- first off, i apologize for the dirty cap. i haven't had the chance to clean it :( 
ANYWAY, i like this stuff, not love, but like. i just use one pump for my whole face and neck, it's rather thick, and what i noticed is that it's  a dewy finish--like most bb creams. it's okay, really. i won't really review it, since i'm planning to make a review on this.

and that's it for face products!

Lip Products

1.) E.L.F. Candy Shop Lip Gloss in Cherry Bomb
(major pan-age right there)

- i love this stuff, i've only had this for a month. and i'm gonna finish this. for sure.

2.) Sally Hansen Lip Inflation Treatment in Clear

- it's not very clear--i know, it's cloudy, and that's cause of the lipsticks it's been mixed with :\
but, this product is good if you like reducing the appearance of the lines on your lips, being that i have rather full lips, i have tons of lines, and this just makes my lips look a lot smoother. :)

and that's it for lip products!


1.) Rimmel Eye Magnifier Mascara in 001 Black
- really good if you want fat-FAT lashes. like obese lashes. srsly.

2.) Covergirl Lash Blast Mascara in Brown Black

- a constant favorite :)
3.) Maybelline Volume Express Hypercurl Waterproof Mascara in Very Black
- great for natural, curled lashes :D
and that's it for project: pan! here are just a couple of other items i've hit pan on, but aren't part of the project (yay for finishing makeup!)