Friday, July 31, 2015

I've Finally Found Them!

I love this bag. It suits my style, personality and most of all - my budget!
After more than an hour of scouring, I have finally found this stylish carryall for 425,000 (Vietnam dong).
I know! Ridiculous amount right? But in Peso, it was only sold for P850 :)
Bought this in Ben Thanh Market during our trip in Vietnam.

Best wallet I have ever had. 
I found this elegant looking clasp long wallet
in SM Department store in Taytay for only P299.

Look, it's got cardholders, picture holder, zipper and a place for your bills.
Coins are not advisable though.

Catching Up!

My P180 thrifted dress, accessorized with a P90 statement necklace from St. Francis Square, gold bangle from Bangkal Makati and Parisian Heels from SM Department store P1,299

@K-Pub, The Fort Strip

Beanie from Men's Accessories section of SM (P179); Layered necklaces and studded bracelets from my own collection; Thrifted black cotton top (P25); Thrifted faux leather leggings (P35); Aldo boots from; Thrifted leather jacket from Pasig (P175);

Make-up from Beauty Bar

Not singing here

Incubus Concert - March 2015
Thrifted plaid longsleeves (P75); Thrifted faux leather leggings; Converse high-cut from Shoe Salon at Shangri-La Plaza; Hand-me-down Esprit soft leather bag

Ballet Manila Phils at CCP
Thrifted aqua blue dress (P250); Solemate sandals from SM department store (P99);
Hand-me-down black pashmina; Belt also from SM department store (P129)

Thursday, January 9, 2014

What Every Girl Should Have In Her Make-Up Bag

I started liking make-up when I hit my 30's. It lifts my spirit because I can express my creativeness and makes me look good at the same time. It's like hitting 2 birds in one stone. It's very therapeutic too. Also, my skin is not that flawless anymore unlike when I was in my early 20's. Stress, pollution, poor diet, lack of sleep, sun exposure and poor skin regimen made it so. 

After constant make-up application, I find it very time-consuming and I want to do make-up in as little as 10 minutes or maybe less. So I found a way to a fool-proof everyday make up, atleast for me, since I really don't have time to spend several minutes infront of the mirror just for applying products on my face alone. I have 2 -year old that I love to spend time with for crying out loud!

So I'd like to share with you how I do my every day. 
This is like my own take on 'no make-up' make-up.

Voila! My everyday make-up done in less than 10 minutes.
(I can do this even when I'm on commute. JEDI MODE!)
My make-up must-haves:1. Maybelline New York Baby Lips in "Energizing Orange"
2. AVON Ultra Moisture Rick lipstick in "Island Glow"

3. Maybelline New York B.B Cream in "01 Fresh"

4. Bobbi Brown Cream Blush in "Tawny 2" shade
5. MAC Studio Fix "C40"
6. J&J Clean & Clear oil control film
7. My trusty spooly from my mom
8. Nichido eyebrow pencil in "Chestnut" brown

Brow How

Start your 2014 right by giving your face a lift! No surgeries needed. Just the know-how and the right tools to change-up your look :D 

I learned from my favorite make-up guru, Michelle Phan that "brows are like frames to the eyes". Properly groomed and shaped brows can make you look different depending on how you shape them. To achieve polished look, every girl should have the following items in her make-up bag:

A Good Pair of Tweezers:
It doesn't have to be fancy-schmancy.
You'll know you have a good pair if your tweezer could pull out even the tiniest hair growth

A Spooly:
Spooly spreads out the brow product to avoid harsh lines if you are using a brow pencil.
This helps a lot in making your brows look polished and yet still natural-looking.

Brow Pencil:
find the right shade for you. It's usually one shade lighter or darker depending on your hair color.
It's good to have the 2-in-1 kind where you have a brow pencil and a spooly or angled brush on the other end.

A Pocket Mirror:
I find it easier to use a  pocket mirror with slide cover.
Very easy to handle and hold-out against your face.
Of course, you can still use the trusty old compact :)

Thank you for reading my post!
As an added bonus, here's a tutorial by Michelle Phan on how to change up your look with just your brows and hair

Here are my shameless selfies after spending countless times of finding a good brow shape for my face:

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Christmas Swag!

Make-up Organizer about 18"x15"X11"

Thank you Arby for this wonderful present!
I will finally be able to store my stash in one box! 

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