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Saturday, February 28, 2009

Vday Surprises (Late Post)

Why my V Day was special and loaded with surprises?
I'll tell you why.....

I received a "present" from Smart Communications, they sent me four SIM packs of Red Mobile for free!

Red Mobile is the newest prepaid network powered by a countrywide 3G network of Smart. It offers P0.50 per minute and is one of the cheapest rates and is obviously aimed at Sun Cellular.

My online sis-- Sep sent me these "eye candies"--

E.L.F. professional bronzing brush, tweezers (this is nice for grooming eye brows), glow enhancing bronzer and mineral make-up blusher samples.

Thank you Sep!

and to my friend Jhet, for the sexy surprise!

bag holders and a microfiber undergarment

But these came the sweetest (ofcourse):

vintage coin bracelet in sterling silver and chocolates
(Meiji is my favorite Japanese brand)

and here was his biggest surprise..........

a train case!!!

when opened:
so lovely....

I have been lemming to have a train case like this for a long time and this was just a perfect gift. Now i have a bigger space for my make-up and tools, and it makes me feel like i am a professional make-up artist. =) So now i have to cross-out entry #1 on my wish list. Thanks hun...

Black Forest Cake
Valentine's day is simply so sweet...

But it's not the gifts and surprises that makes Valentine's Day special, what is important is to spend it with the people you love and value the most... and i'm glad i did!

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Slumdog Millionaire Movie Trailer

Slumdog Millionaire swept the board at the 81st Academy Awards, winning eight out of ten Oscars including best picture. It’s a story of a young man’s trials, tribulations, and eventual triumph.

The rags-to-riches film is about Jamal Malik, an 18 year-old orphan from the slums of Mumbai, who enters a television quiz and is about to face the biggest day of his life. With the whole nation watching, he is just one question away from winning a staggering 20 million rupees on India's "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?"

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

My MAD Minerals Mini Haul

I had the chance to try Mad Minerals mineral makeup thru MMU swapping with my friend Jessica. In return, I sent her samples from Coconut Bay Cosmetics & Ellana Minerals. Look what i've got:


Mica (CI 77019), Zinc Oxide (CI 77947), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77492, CI 77491), Ultramarine Blue (CI 77007)

I got three shades of foundations: Olive Light Medium, Light Golden and Olive Light.

Olive Light Medium Foundation
(for a light medium complexion with yellow undertones)

Light Golden Mineral Foundation

(for light complexions with golden peachy undertones)

Olive Light Mineral Foundation

(for light complexion with yellow undertones)

Among the three shades, the Light Golden shade is my closest match. I also got a sample of the yellow corrector:

Loose Mineral Apricot Corrector
(Warms up yellow skin tones and sallow complexions)

The foundation samples went onto my skin easily enough; it controls oiliness and the finish is just alright, but I noticed a little bit of chalkiness that I was able to buff away. Not to mention a few small bumps I had on my face that I thought were just signs that my skin was still adjusting to this brand. But they did not disappear until the 3rd day, so I discontinued playing with the samples. This would be good for people who want a heavier coverage. I prefer light coverage especially during the summer months because in my experience, heavier coverage (in most brands I’ve tried) tends to “cake” at the end of the day. However, what works and does not work on my skin does not mean that the product is not totally worth trying. Remember, we have different skin sensitivities and preferences to consider. So still, it’s for you to find out and decide on what you like, and maybe you could share your stories too. =)

By the way, I’m intrigued with Mad Minerals liquid foundation. As it claims the following with regular use: anti-aging, antioxidant, collagen renewal, hydration, protection from environmental damage and diminishes lines/ wrinkles.

Hopefully, next time I'll be able to try them and make another review.

*Photos of liquid mineral foundation and shade chart were taken from www.madmierals.org for reference.

Saturday, February 14, 2009

It's the Day of Hearts!

Please pick one from these crystal heart lollies. ;)

I just want to greet a HAPPY HEARTS DAY to all!
I hope you all have a nice day full of love this Valentine. =)

Friday, February 6, 2009

Confessions of a Shopaholic Movie Trailer

Click here to watch the movie trailer of Confessions of a Shopaholic, based on the novel by Sophie Kinsella.

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Aubrey Nicole Mineral Make Up Review

Here's the sampler pack i ordered from Aubrey Nicole, they even gave me free blushes in Rosetta and Sunrise plus a cute little brush:

Aubrey Nicole offers two types of foundations, soft coverage and full coverage. I prefer soft coverage because I have better control over how much coverage I actually get. The foundation applies very nicely for me, and the foundation color is a perfect match for my skin color. The powder seems to melt into my skin, so you can’t tell that I am wearing foundation.

I’m happy with my Aubrey Nicole Foundation for as long as it did not cause me breakouts.

I ordered 5 sample jars of foundation in warm and golden shadest: light golden (soft coverage), light golden (full coverage), light warm (full coverage), medium light golden (soft coverage) and medium light golden (full coverage).

I love their sample jars! Unlike most of the mmu lines i've tried, their sample jars come with sifter and are neatly sealed. The jars are "square" just like the ones i ordered from Lumiere. They are also generous in filling the jars with samples.

I found my not-so-perfect matches in Light Golden and Light Warm.

Monday, February 2, 2009

JOURNEY's Live Performance at Super Bowl XLIII

Rocking pinoy pride Arnel Pineda of Journey performed "Don't Stop Believing" at Super Bowl* XLIII held at Tampa Bay, Florida.

However, some who were physically present during the show were disappointed with Arnel Pineda’s performance. Though it was not horrible, it was not that was expected from him. And that was so unfortunate, because that was the Super Bowl, the biggest audience he or the band could ever hope for as every TV in America is tuned in on the Super Bowl. And there are speculations that he must be tired or have strained his voice because the night before, he had a gig with another worldclass Filipina singer Lani Misalucha in San Diego.

Arnel should have done much better. He was amazing on the previous performances they had. I agree with others saying that he should prioritize his obligations as the newest frontman of Journey.

But having said that, I have no doubt that Arnel is a professional who will be in top form vocally especially in the coming Journey tours. I’m looking forward to see the same great performances as he had before, for the world to see.

And still I know, he will continually amaze me with his talent, and will always make me proud of my heritage.

Rock on AP!

*Super Bowl is a professional football championship game conducted by the National Football League. Participants include the champions of the American Football Conference (AFC) and the National Football Conference (NFC) of the National Football League.