Maybelline Eye Studio Color Tattoo Cream Eyeshadow Review + Swatches

Here's a review on Maybelline Eye Studio Color Tattoo Cream Eyeshadow. Price: P375.00/each Bought From: Free Other Locations: Available in all Maybelline counters in leading department stores and drugstores THE VERDICT: My eyeshadow of choice during Summer or on any lazy day? Cream Eyeshadows! These babies are quite underrated, but gaad, I can attest on how this product makes

Enviable Skin and Lips with Estēe Lauder Micro Essence And Pure Color Envy Shine Lipstick

Our word for the day is ENVY. Let's all be open-minded here. I believe that there are two kinds of Envy: Good Envy and Bad Envy. Good Envy is the kind that drives you to excel, to be inspired, and to get motivated in becoming the better version of yourself and to be super successful. Bad Envy is the one that destroys you: It lets you succumb into depression, hate, agony, and pain. (Read:

L’Oreal Gentle Lip And Eye Makeup Remover Review

Here's a review on L'Oreal Gentle Lip and Eye Makeup Remover. Price: P395.00 Bought From: Watson's Other Locations: Available in all Watson's stores, leading supermarkets, drugstores, and department stores THE VERDICT: It's true when they said that the thing you're looking for, most of the time, is just right under your nose. I know that L'Oreal Gentle Lip and Eye Makeup Remover

Why Savvy Shoppers Stick With Designer Fragrances

When a person wears a high-quality designer perfume for an extended amount of time, it becomes their signature scent. Perfumes smell different on everyone; it really depends on how your body chemistry reacts with the scent. Since perfumes can be hit-or-miss, it's important to stick with fragrances that you know will smell good on you.

Typically, name brand perfumes are made with better ingredients than knockoff brands, but most people choose to wear them for the following reasons:

A Unique Scent
High-quality fragrances don't smell like cheaper perfumes; it's easy to spot someone who wears a cheap knockoff brand. Designer brands are known for their unique mixture of subtle fragrances; it's almost impossible to get complex and pleasing scents like this from cheaper brands.

When you wear a quality perfume, you enhance your natural beauty; it really helps you make a lasting impression on the people you meet. People who buy one good bottle of perfume do better than people who buy a couple of bottles of various cheaper brands.

Long Lasting
It takes companies years to develop scents before they hit the market. During the development stage, the manufacturers need to make sure that the perfume will live up to their standards. One of the first things that companies test is the amount of time that the scent lasts. Perfumes from quality retailers like will always last longer than bargain brands, so you don't have to apply so much of them during the day.

When you apply less perfume, a single bottle will last you a long time. After you spray a couple of drops on your pulse points, you don't have to worry about your fragrance for the rest of the day. If you tried this with a bargain brand, you'd notice that the scent went away after about two hours.

Save Money
Buying designer perfume can save you money in the long-run. It costs you more initially, but the quality ingredients that it contains increases its shelf life. When you buy a discount perfume, you can't leave it out for very long; if you do, it starts to lose potency. Most people end up throwing out bottles of discount perfume when it loses its smell. This never happens with a quality brand; you never have to buy another bottle because the smell starts to get weak.

When it comes to perfume, higher quality scents make for a better experience. If you spend a couple of extra dollars, you get an exceptional scent that doesn't wear off quickly. Once you go designer, you'll never go back to a bargain brand again.

OOTD: Miss Manners

BAG: Balenciaga FOOTWEAR: Nine West My granmum told me to 'always dress as the girl every boy would like to bring home to their mommas.' So this little OOTD is a tribute to her-her grace, her passion, and her wisdom that's beyond any book I read. :)  DRESS: Paperdolls ACCESSORIES: Earrings from Tibet; Promod I miss her terribly. Join my biggest giveaway for the year.

Princess Bubblegum of Adventure Time

What time is it? ADVENTURE TIME!

I posted a teaser about a month ago and I think now's the time to post the final set of the shoot. 

This shoot was organized by yours truly, held last March 21, 2014 together with HaruSuika photographer Sheed and Mark of  王國民 Wang Guo Min photography. A friend tagged along dressed up in harajuku fashion. Photos of her dress up are uploaded on the HaruSuika page.

I have always wanted to do Princess Bubblegum of Adventure Time. With my twenty-ish age, I actually enjoyed the cartoon and watched all 4 seasons and a few episodes of the 5th season. The series is about friends Finn the Human and Jake the Dog and their wild adventure in the Land of Ooo . (This include saving princesses, fighting the evil doings of the Ice King, and hang out with other citizens of the land.) I personally like Jake's manly voice and wisdom and Finn's childish acts. Princess Bubblegum is my favorite princess! I like the fact that she's responsible and some sort of an experimental scientist.

This is the first costume sewn by a new seamstress for me. I personally like the puffy princess-like sleeves she made. Lovely!
Thank you Mikee and Jet for lending me these!
We only had a week to plan this shoot, that's why I was not able to find other AT cosplayers to join me. I used stuffed dolls as props and companions during the entire session.

The location of the shoot was at the Boyscout Headquarters, Pasonanca Zamboanga City.
It rained that day so we had to cut the session short. The shoot proper lasted for about one and a half hours, and that's why I only have a few decent shots for upload. The photographers will be organizing another shoot for this cosplay. I hope there won't be any rain by then!

Finn doll from Sheed. Jake doll from Mikee.
I love how accurate the details of the costume are. I know it's not a complicated gown but sometimes, some seamstresses take easy costumes for granted (they don't do the job very well). Not for this one, tho. The stitching is perfect and no adjustments were made after the first fitting. Good job for my new seamstress!

I tried copying PB's facial expression above:

I don't know if I got it right!

Special thanks to Mark and Sheed for being there with us. And to Fatima for dressing up that day together with yours truly.

Makeup, wig styling and crown by yours truly.
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Sometimes, as old as I am, I can still connect my life to a cartoon series. Some series have meaningful lines that I usually ignore when I was a kid. (Back then, as a kid, I usually appreciate a cartoon series visually, and not the message it brings in every episode.)
Even though the conversations in the show were not constructed to impress, it still has memorable lines that could inspire us, one way or the other.

Most of the time, the show have lines like these:

Still, you got to pay attention for these:

Be inspired!

Definitely Japan. Definitely Kojie.san.

Choosing the right soap for your daily needs can be quite the challenge, especially when there are more than a dozen brands out there. If you're looking for something that's both effective and safe to use, then you might want to give Kojie.san a try.

The brand was the first one to ever bring kojic acid soaps to the Philippines. It even won Soap of the Year during Watson's Health, Wellness and Beauty Awards for 2010. That alone tells how much Kojie.san has contributed to the personal care department.

Since then, many kojic acid-based products have been sprouting all over the market. Even brandless varieties are available at low prices. However, it's difficult to trust these products especially if you know little to nothing about their origins. Sometimes, the best course of action is to use a product that has established itself in the market. This is why Kojie.san is still one of the famous whitening brands even until now.
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The Usual Pink

Long weekends tend to make you a little lazy sometimes as much as it can re-energize you. But I have to say that the long vacation really did make me a happy lass. I spent time with the most loving people in all the world namely my family, my church mates and most of all, my boyfriend who flew in from Cebu to celebrate his birthday at his hometown and to spend the Holy Week with yours truly. So you can't blame me if I have not blogged during the holidays - gadgets are like hands-off when spending quality time with people you value. :)

For now, I have saved a fashion entry for you guys. My sister took these photos outside of our home under the scorching heat of the sun. Hahaha! It's an all pink outfit actually paired with gold sandals which helped out to break the monotony. I guess using a different pattern with the same color also helps :)

Top and Bag from SUGAR-RUSH; Sandals from GIRL'S HAVEN 

DTC Mobile’s Inventory Madness Sale!

DTC Megasale Banner

Summer gets even hotter in the metro as market leading budget mobile device maker DTC brings lofty discounts of up to 30 percent on selected Android-based smart devices fished off DTC’s fourth wave series. Slated to happen on April 22 to 30, DTC’s Summer Inventory Sale will take place in Market! Market! at Taguig City and will be featuring three of DTC’s top-selling smart phones- the GT6 Astroid Jack, the 4.6-inch GT8 Bit and 5-inch GT9 Pump - and DTC’s first phablet, the GT10 Bullet. 

With the sale in place, customers will enjoy discounts from P791 to P2,000 per unit. For instance, the 6-inch GT10 will be available for only P4,999 from a previous SRP of P6,999. Customers can purchase the GT9 for only P2,999 (originally P4,490) and the GT8 for only P3,990 (originally P4990). 

Save for the GT6 Astroid Jack, all DTC units on sale pack a 1.2 GHz dual core processor plus 512 MB of RAM for speedy and heavy-duty usage. They also ship with the latest Android OS (Android Jellybean for the GT10 and Android ICS for both thebGT9 and GT8) for prime access to over 100,000 free applications in Google Playstore. 

Created for the ultra-practical user, the 4-inch GT6 Astroid Jack on the other hand flaunts a 1GHz single core processor, 256 MB RAM, 2mp rear camera (VGA rear camera) and Android Gingerbread OS – all essentials for a decent smartphone experience. Originally priced at P2,790, the GT6 will be available for only P1,999 during the DTC inventory sale. 

“As a company, one of our main goals is to bring technology closer to economy mobile users worldwide. And what better way to accomplish that than do a summer sale? With the introduction of our 5th  wave units and our upcoming 6th wave phones, we would like our customers to enjoy great discounts on our fourth wave units as they go on their last legs,” said DTC’s Retail Business Operations Head Marta Buensalida.

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