Thursday, July 30, 2009

Blogger Giveaways

Nu nu doll's Giveaway

The lipstick bandit, Nu, is having a fabulous MAC graphic garden giveaway.

Here are the rules:
1-You must have a blog on blogger. (You have no idea how many people emailed me with no blogs on my last giveaway)

2-You must be a follower of my blog as well as my boyfriend
Andy's blog. Trust me, I will check, and yes you will be disqualified if you aren't subscribed to both of our blogs.
3-Leave a comment on this entry saying "banana peppers." Yes, I am serious.
4-Want to double your chances of winning? Post an entry on your own blog advertising this giveaway. DON'T FORGET TO LEAVE ME A LINK OF THE ENTRY! This giveaway will close on Friday, August, 21st. The winner will be announced the next day.

Elle's Giveaway

Elle is having a giveway with a very simple rule: FOLLOW ELLE.. :D

1st Prize Sleek Palette (of your choice) Barry M Dazzle dust (of your choice) MAC Lipstick OR Eyeshadow (colour of your choice) Gosh Lipstick OR Nail Varnish (your choice)
2nd Prize
Cargo Blush in Lyon Sleek Palette of your choice (as long at is not sold out!) Barry M Dazzle Dust (of your choice)
3rd Prize
Barry M Nail Varnish (colour your choice) Barry M Dazzle Dust (colour your choice) Contest closes on the 31st July 2009 at 6pm GM

Line's Giveaway

. You Must Be A Follwer!
2. Mention my Giveaway in a post on your blog! Link it & post my rules also. 3. Leave me comment in THIS post; "Blush Me Two Times, Babe!" & leave the link post to the post you made about my give away & YOUR NAME & EMAIL ADRESS!

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Elf Studio line Review

Hi guys,, finally a review on the ELF studio line brushes.. :D I waited for my other purchases to arrive before I do a review. I must reiterate that I am not a pro with brushes and I do not own other brushes except these (aside from fashion 21 eyeshadow brushes). These are just my thoughts and opinion. :D Look BF edited this picture for me.. hahaha love it!! anyways, let me start off with my most favorite brush from my ELF haul.

ELF Blending Brush
Expertly blends multiple eye shades while softening dramatic edges and fine lines. Brush can also multitask – use it to set powder or liquid concealer.

I know this is not from their studioline, however, this brush is LOVE (for me)!! hahaha This one is their new blending brush, apparently, the old version sucks. This brush is made of soft bristles, has a round ferrule and it is also fluffy and dense. I love the size of the brush bristles which is perfect for contouring and blending eyeshadow. This does not shed too when washed. I highly recommend this brush especially who are newbie to makeup since it is very affordable. For a dollar, I want MORE!!!!

Complexion Brush and Powder Brush

Complexion Brush
-Creates an even and natural finish
-Expertly sweeps all types of powders across the entire face and sculpts features beautifully
-Use with pressed, loose, or translucent powders, blush or bronzer

This brush is really soft and fluffy. No Shedding at all. This is perfect for blush and bronzer application. I love the fact that it is big and it almost covers the whole temple of my cheeks. This applies blushes and bronzer sheerly. The downside of this brush is kinda flat. It's not good for contouring in my opinion. I still have to hold the base of this brush bristles to have a steady and more defined aplication.

Powder Brush
-Creates a professional sculpted look
-Full coverage color

-Use for powder or blush for perfect contouring

This brush has a flat top which gives off a perfect coverage. Very soft and full. I use this for buffing my foundation/ powder and it gives me a more even finish. Some says it could be used in applying liquid foundation and blushes/ bronzer too. i have yet to try using this on a liquid foundation, some even say that it is better tham MAC 187. I will definitely repurchase another one.

Eyeshadow "c" Brush
-Creates the perfect smokey eye
-The medium size brush gives more control for more specific blending needs
-Use with any powder eyeshadow product for color blending

I am not fond of this brush at all. Although soft, dense and does not sheds, i find it hard to use . :S The size of the brush itself is really small in height but it is wider in width. Also, I find this flat and thin for a normal eyeshadow brush. Perhaps, I will still have to learn more on how to use this to get that precise eyeshadow application.

ELF Contouring Blush & Bronzing Powder
Create a healthy and natural glow all year long. The Blush highlights the cheeks to add a flush of color, while the Bronzer accents and contours cheekbones for beautiful definition.

The packaging is very sleek. Love the big mirror that comes with it. It looks like NARS Orgasm/Laguna duo. The color of the blush is peachy pink with gold shimmers and the bronzer is a bit shimmery. I am not fond of bronzers but this one is really nice, perfect as a bronzer per se or for contouring purposes.

ELF Eyebrow Kit
Create brows that are fuller, thicker, and more defined! The pigmented wax defines and shapes brows and the color complementing setting powder keeps them looking arched and perfected. The doubled sided taklon brush has one side to help arch your brows while the other side aids in filling them in. This duo provides lasting color definition for a naturally beautiful look.

This product is really impressive. This brow kit consists of a gel and powder. The color is very pigmented that is why you have to be careful in applying this. I got mine in dark and it looks natural when applied. You could control the color by layering more for darker and defined brows or for a natural finish, use a bit of the gel part only. The brush that comes with it is not helpful for me. I have to use my other eyebrow brush instead.

Here are there new products that I am looking forward to BUY!!! haha






Sunday, July 26, 2009


Revitaleyes by Skinhour

An unscented eye balm applied under the eye during the night to diminish puffiness, firm skin and reduce lines. It also lightens dark circles and moisturizes the most sensitive area of the eye.
Ingredeints: organic beeswax, sweet almond oil, apricot seed oil, coconut stearate, collagen, vitamin k, calendula extract, vitamin e, grapefruit extract and orris root extract

Price: 100 pesos

^^Check here for more products from skinhour

I was looking for a good eye cream to suppress the darkening of my under eyes due to lack of enough sleep. I chance upon this very affordable eye balm. Revitaleyes by Skinhour. This is made from natural and organic ingredients. I hope this one works for me. :D

^^my puffy eyes made more conspicuous by the darkening of my undereyes.. **sigh

^^ minus factor,,the cap of my eye balm has a crack.. hmm..

Saturday, July 25, 2009

In Full Bloom (Flower Inspired Makeup)

Hi everyone.. :D This is my supposed entry to
DENiSE's flower contest

I don't know if i could still enter though.. hihi.. the end date says july 25, 2009.. uhmm.. is this the last day of submitting entries?? or the last day is on the 24th?? i really don't know..she wrote that the end date on some part of her page is 25th of June.. Now, I am really confused.. hihi If she will not permit me, it's really okay since I have not done any look for my blog last week..I need to update my blog.. :D I have been through a lot this day. I will be posting a post about it soon. :D

^^My inspiration but I decided to add more flowers.. :D

In Bloom Look:

Products Used:
78 pc CS palette
24 e/s palette from ever bilena
ever bilena lipstick in pink flame
saizen half type falsies
nichido liquid eyeliner
careline platinum eyeshadow stick
missha 4d mascara
milani color brilliance liner in black
elf studioline bronzer
in2it eyebrow kit
fashion 21 eyeshadow stick in lilac

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Tag: Honest Scrap and Most Used Items

Hello everyone.. weeeh,, 200 followers??? wow.. thanks to all my readers,,, i really appreciate it.. **hugs** Anyway, I was Tagged by the one of the most witty and very honest blogger that i have met, cheysser. thanks for tagging me girl.. I really want to do this fun tag.

Rules: Tell your readers 10 things about you that they may or may not know, but are true. Tag ten people with the award, and be sure to let them know they've been tagged (a quick comment on their blog will do). Don't forget to link back to the blogger who tagged you.

1. I have a disease called psoriasis. Psoriasis according to wikipedia is a is a chronic, non-contagious autoimmune disease which affects the skin and joints. It commonly causes red scaly patches to appear on the skin. I had this since I was in 5th grade. My psoriasis affected my scalp. Some people would think I have dandruff but hell NO. This affected me to the point of skipping haircuts in salon because stylists will ask me every now and then about it. The worst part will probably be the medication. It cost my parents' wallet a lot. And recently due to law school it would developed on my legs. It will flare up when I am in deep stress especially during examinations but the ones on the legs are just occasional however the one on the scalp seemed perpetual. I have learned to cope up with it. I just hate the costly medicines. I could buy a lot of MAC with the money I am spending on my medicine. HMPF!!!

2. I am a very domineering person. I would scare boys away because I would come out too strong and firm. LOL honestly, I am bereft of any poise and grace in my system. I eat and walk like a boy. hahaha I try to be graceful at times and i have to exert a lot of effort in it. NO JOKE

3. I am a feminist. I am a staunch believer of women's rights and potentials. I really think that the inequality between the sexes have been rendered moot. Those days of men on top are definitely gone into oblivion. I do not get insecure with men and I love competing/ arguing with them.( i have to reiterate that I do not see myself as intelligent or anything but I am just trying to amuse myself with regard man's intellectual capacity.LOL)

4. I love singing. (i know how to sing.. ahem.. i thinK?!?)

5. My dream was to become a fashion designer. I don't know why I suddenly end up in law school. LOL Now, My ultimate dream is to become a lawyer.

6. I EAT A LOT (literally) . My appetite is akin to a boy's. (construction worker appetite as Filipinos call it,, haha) Rice is ambrosia to my tastebuds!! I could eat 3 servings in just one seating, hence, my flabby arms and tummy.

7. I am a walking definition of the famous aphorism "what you see is what you get." In other words, I am a real person. When i am angry, I am angry.. when I am sad that is what you see.. I am not good in hiding my emotions. haha

8. I am OBSB.. ONE BOYFRIEND SINCE BIRTH.. LOL.. I met bf in HS and he is my senior in acp (like military sorta training) And gawd I had a huge crush on him. I was ecstatic when he asked me if he could court me.. I answered him five days thereafter.. LOL that was really fast.. We are still together... 7 years and counting.. I think he's the most handsome guy.. (errr.. yow,, no joke)

9. I am 23 years old (not 24 years old.. hehe ) but I felt like I am just 18. Growing old is optional but growing up is mandatory.. RIGHT?? hehe

10. I am very imaginative or quixotic perhaps?? hehe (NO delusions of grandeur though,, i have a perfectly sound mind) I just love over analyzing things or thinking creative thoughts or anything.. and one more thing.. I have a knack for learning. I love learning new things and studying (hmm..) When i was in kindergarten, I was very curious with the how the pencil feels when being sharpened. I was very emphatic on the pencil's feelings so I sharpened my pinky finger.. OUCH! the next day.. my teacher taught us the difference between living things and non living things.. HAHAHA

I tag (uhmm,, I don't know if you have done this guys,,)





Tag by the pretty hot mama, Krystal. My most used items..

^^ i used these everyday.. I am loving the milk and soft lotion from kokuryu. I am amazed that I did not have any break outs or rashes using them. Godiva Licowhite Facial wash is my everyday facial wash which is perfect for dry and sensitive skin. I apply jojoba oil and emu oil alternately at night time.

^most used foundation and concealer:fashion 21 foundation with milk moisturizers (i use this everyday) and vov cover foundation in beige. Another most used liquid foundation is Maybelline Angelfit.

^^ Most used lip stuffs: deluxe dean lipgloss and nivea lipbalm
Most Used blush: sonia kashuk in tawny and mac fleur power and for contouring elf pressed powder in no. 3

Most used Eye stuffs: 78 pc palette from Coastal scents, Artdeco e/s base and my favorite falsies (the half type one.. easier to use/apply)

^Most used bag : my white Mango bag.. love it but i have to limit the makeup that i am bringing when I use this.. hmpf,, (@_@)

Few pictures of me in law school:

^^damn.. I look so stressed.. considering this was monday i must loosen up or else I would look 5 years older in no time.

^^ Meeting of all class presidents (i am the class president of my section.. (T_T)

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Tropical Jazz FOTD + Kokuryu

Tropical Jazz FOTD

Hi everyone.. especially to my new followers.. 183?!?! wow!!! i can't believe i will ever get 100 followers until i did and now another 83.. LOL thank you guys.. Next,, I am irritated with blogger. WHY? i have been following some blogs and i only check those which have recent updates on my reading list.. mysteriously, they are removed from my list. I have to add them over and over again and worst whenever i received comments from you that's the only time i will remember that i have not seen new posts.. and when i check that person's blog for example LOUIE,, (hi L!!) she has new posts.. urgh .. :C waahh.. I dunno why this happens. Anyways, I woke up on a bright Sunday morning with full 8 hrs of sleep!! WOW!! it feels so good,, I made a colorful eye makeup today.. weeh.. I used my ever reliable 78 pc. palette. Someone asked me if i used a primer -- YES, i used artdeco and i spray mixing medium on my brushes to get better color out of my e/s.

^^ please do not mind the part where the blue e/s smudge.. the flash of my camera makes my eyes watery at times.

Camwhoring Time (i miss this so much!!!)

^^ loving my hair.. weeh

^^ noticed my skin?? it is my first time to try maybelline angelfit alone without mixing it with l'oreal true match which is a darker shade.. and waaah.. it looks perfect on my skin tone.. does that mean my skin is now lighter?? LOL.. look no white cast right?? i also used maybelline's mineral foundation here..

^^using my favorite mac fleur power blush and avon lipstick in coraluscious (i think this is the shade,, i am lazy to check.. sorry)

^^ showcasing my big teeth!! wahahah

I also had a facial massage yesterday at a newly opened kokuryu facial center near my place. I was really curious with this center because my chinese friend told me she loves their service. I usually go to godiva for my facial but since kokuryu is nearer, BF and I went here. 300 pesos for an hour of facial massage.. My face feels squeaky clean. NO more bumps!! Weeh.. I think this is more worth it than godiva's 300 facial which is only good for 30 mins?!? DUH!! I bought their milk moisturizer and soft lotion which turns out to be a toner. I love the soft lotion minus their scent. GRR!! the toner makes my skin feels so soft. I used celeteque before but I love kokuryu's more!! Perfect for dry skin, this contains glycerine. I just hate the scent. UGH!! I will try doing the honest crap tag (is this right??) later.. hihi after studying..