Tuesday, July 13, 2010

My Wishlist Is Blushing!

I've been going on and on and on about Majolica Majorca lately. It seems it's the only thing that I want so so so much! Looking at the net (because we have no store here that sell it) is a huge thing, and I waste 10 minutes daily going to the Majolica Majorca site just to look at the cutest things in my world...

Although I already have some of their products, I can't help but want more more more. I want 5 of each powder type, each shadow color, eye products... And now I want these! So very, very, very much...

I'm NEVER EVER a blush person... I feel like my dark coloring isn't suited for blushes :( Plus, I don't even BLUSH anyway, so it would feel kind of unnatural. When I'm embarrassed, I don't flush or turn pink, I sweat like a pig instead. OH WHY CAN'T I BE DAINTY AND GIRLY?! :D

Now I want to collect all the blushes from the Majolica Majorca line because I've heard amazing reviews about them. Especially OR211! I would love to get them all one by one...

Plus this cute customize case to house them all in! Love love love~
It would look so amazing on my bureau... Together with my MM Skin Remaker/Pressed Pore Cover Powder Gold Case.

Another blush in my wishlist... Because by now you're sick of me and my obsession about MM... So here's some Jill Stuart to shut me up about MM! LOL!!



This is just so freaking amazing I can't even believe it. I love the fact that there is a soft brush with it! And the white color of the brush is complemented by the soft pinkiness (lol?) of the powder... It's just so dreamy, don't you think?

I love the fact that these two blushes look so good but it's not only beautiful on the outside (packaging), but both perform so well!


Saturday, July 3, 2010

Hitting Pan on Majolica Majorca Pressed Pore Cover

I AM SO SAD BUT SO HAPPY!



Notice that the pan on the MM powder is black. I switched my MM Pressed Pore cover from the original Skin Remaker -- because the cake foundation smell of the latter got the best of me!

I love love love love love this shit. I've hit pan so I'm trying all I can to contact sellers to provide me with the refill.

Here it is inside the original cover. Mysterious but elegant. I love the MM 24H Fantasia, too, as it is the opposite of the powder casing below, very white and sweet looking! But I love them both for their function anyway.


Here it is... showing you the pristine powder! It looks pretty light in the picture, but I discovered that this is almost a transparent powder. It is so finely milled that it sets very naturally to your original skin tone.


My friend who has heard of the way some people compare Mac Blot Powder to Majolica Majorca powder. I haven;t really tried anything out by Mac except their concealer. I wonder how true those claims are...

Toodles! Off to find a refill somewhere !

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Ohisashiburi desu ne~ Love Packages!

Heya!

HOW ARRRREEE YOUUU GUYS!!! Off of blogger, I got so much impromptu vacationing and serious work mode done, it's crazy :D I wonder how you all are doing and I terribly miss blogging so much. I especially miss this little corner.

While I was away, I got two packages from overseas. One was from Jol and another one from a good blogger friend of mine from UK!

These love packages are just so miraculous, they brighten up one's day INSTANTANEOUSLY and just whams and bams all of the day's sad things away. Jol is such a lovely girl to send me these wonderful My Beauty Diary and Face Q Sheet Masks! I am in love with them and I was just so grateful to her for sending me one of my most wishlisted items!



These are the contents: I LOOOOVE THEM! Couldn't wait to try them out, actually!


Thank you super super super. Now I can get to try them for myself and see what the fuss is all about! LOLJK! I've stuck to Missha and Etude masks for so long. There are no local sellers here in our city for My Beauty Diary. It sucks having to pay for the shipping, shipping fee is the pits! :(

Another package, a book, from my beloved friend (with a terribly nice postcard). This is a novel by my most favorite author in the world!



He knew I don't have this copy yet, so he sent me his! So generous I can almost cry. I've finished Louis de Bernieres' novels like Captain Corelli's Mandolin, Red Dog, Senor Vivo and the Cocoa Lord, The War of Don Emmanuel's Nether Parts etc. So you know I love this author so very muchaaaas!

Such a short post for someone gone for so long, eh? Well there's plenty more because I'll give an update how my make-up are doing! Updated info coming right up! Ugh, I swear, I am going to cry with one picture for the next post. I mean, I hit pan on my Majolica Majorca Pressed Pore Cover!!!! waaaa~ too terrible. I have to find a refill STAT!

I hate hitting pan on my favorite stuff!

See you next post and thank YOU so much for reading still!


Tuesday, April 20, 2010

All that Excitement, Need to R and R!

The past few days have been such a busy time for me work-wise, even the weekends! Plus all that excitement from the jewelry giveaway (but it was sooo fun! :D )...

I love relaxing and there's no better way to relax than pampering yourself silly. Good thing I bought Missha Sheet Mask in Green Tea at my favorite Korean beauty store.


This wonderful, wonderful Green Tea mask is super refreshing to the skin and I love how cooling it is and how it gives enough hydration. I have to be honest though that this mask is quite the drippy kind! A bit of fluid left over after you take the mask out.


Me, chilling in my room, reading The War of Don Emmanuel's Nether Parts by Louis de Bernieres and listening to Sharin no Uta album by Bump of Chicken while waiting 20-30 mins until my skin soaks it all up.

I have no idea what a green tea smells like but the smell of Missha Sheet Mask Green Tea is very calming and makes me feel relaxed. This is my first time to try this and I am very very pleased! Can't wait to repurchase!

Thanks for reading you guys.

(Photos taken from a snapshot from my Flip SlideHD video! It's awesome! I love it!)

Monday, April 19, 2010

Our Three Jol Creations Jewelry Giveaway Winner!

Hi Guys!

I'm soooooo excited to announce the winners to you! Joelle of Jol Creations have personally raffled off the list of entries via Random.org and we now present you the winners!


Here is the list of eligible entries:


WINNER #1

WINNER #2



WINNER #2



CONGRATULATIONS
Kimberly! - Victoria! - London's beauty!

Sunday, April 11, 2010

De-stressing with Montagne Jeunesse Chocolate Masque

Hey guys! How are you all?

When the weekend rolls in, I can't help but want to pamper myself silly! It's like somehow de-stressing oneself. Or more like getting ready for the next set of challenges in the upcoming days by preparing oneself fully. I have a stressful job that I very much like, so I have to get rid of all those negative vibes and impurities and start anew when the busy weekday comes!.

Unlike most girls I know, I don't really like going to the dermatologist/salons to get facials. I don't want needles poking my skin, I am uncomfortable with the word "microdermabrasion" or the idea of harsh chemicals burning off dead skin cells. I dunno, but I'm kinda scared of all of it. I like organic creams, friendly-looking fruity masks and deep cleansing via gentle face scrubs! Aren't those less scary? I like when things are less scary!

Since today is Sunday, I got up early to start my 'pampering' since I have a date with the boyfrun, too. Earlier this week I bought several Montagne Jeunesse packs because I've read reviews that it's really good. It's also rated 4/5 by MakeUpAlley reviews! It's a pretty cheap find, just about P79 for a pack. I bought several packs to try out but today I used the Chocolate Masque!



Montagne Jeunesse Chocolate Masque

I've read some tips that are useful when dealing with this kind of Masque (especially for those very much used to sheet masks... like me! :p )

  • Don't wear a white shirt. As much as possible just wrap a towel around you.
  • Clip your hair! Especially when you're hair has lots of short layers, it's important to pin them back. You don't want chocolate all over your bangs.
  • Always use lukewarm water
  • Prepare an extra towel to wipe your fingers with after applying.

Aside from all those precautions above, the Chocolate Masque is pretty easy to apply. It's a straightforward masque, and it spreads amazingly well without it being drippy. Here is when I applied the masque:

It's soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo super yummy smelling! I wanted to eat it! Smells like real chocolate and it's so smooth, like it's ready to be spread on a loaf bread LOL! Even my sister and nieces commented how chocolate-y it is from across the room. But they did laugh at me when they took a look at my face :(



You'll be needing a towel because your fingers can get a little messy with the application. After the 10-minute mark, it's already hard. Avoid letting it sit on your face for more than the required time (max 20 mins). Washing it off is fairly easy especially when you use warm water, no need to rub it all out harshly.

I felt that my face was very smooth! WOW! I love the silky feel of it! I felt that it was pretty cleansing, like a lot less week's worth of gunk on my face. I am inlove with the smell, because the chocolatey smell stays with you even after you've removed the masque. My face looked clearer somewhat! I really like this masque for my face and I think that I will use it once a week for my pampering and de-stressing. I'm glad I bought a bit for me to enjoy in the next weeks!

Thanks for reading! :) See youuuu!










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Friday, April 9, 2010

The Jol Creations Jewelry Giveaway

Jol Creations is one of the jewelry blogs that I truly admire, and am seriously lemming for. Talking to Joelle, the super sweet and incredibly talented owner and creator of these jewelries, there's no one more excited than us to open this giveaway to you, guys!




THE JOL CREATIONS JEWELRY GIVEAWAY

I'm sure that I'm not alone in thinking that the best jewelries are those made from hand and with all the love that the creator showers to it. I always am amazed at the level of dedication that jewelry artists like Joelle put into their beautiful creations. They are intricate and delicate but they pop up so amazingly when we wear them. I'm not kidding when I say that her creations are one of the most whimsical and romantic jewelries that you can find EVER!


"If" was simply love at first glance for me:

More than just earrings, you can find necklaces and and special charms and more at her blogsite. This giveaway will give you the chance to win a piece of romantic and whimsical jewelry! Here are several ways to join and win.

Answer this: What is your favorite Jol Creations jewelry?

Comment on this post with your answer, name, email:
1. Be a follower of Jol Creations (www.jolcreations.blogspot.com) - 1 Entry
2. Be a fan of Jol Creations in Facebook (find the link at Jol Creations blogspot page or do a search in Facebook) - 1 Entry
3. Spread the word by posting (e.g. on their website/facebook) about the giveaway - and post the link along with your comment - 2 Entries
There is not one, not two, but THREE winners! Contest is open to Local and International Bloggers!

Deadline of Entries: Sunday, 18th of April, (12 mn Phil Time). We will do the raffling off using Random.org and the next day, 19th of April, we will announce the winner and also contact him/her via the email provided :)
Let's get busy! :D


Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Majolica Majorca Haul & Shiseido Tsubaki

Hi gals!

Don’t you just heart packages? With lots and lots of lovely loots? (Wow, alliteration!) I just had a package arrive yesterday and I was so thrilled to realize that they were my Majolica Majorca stuff from Japan.

Asian brands are a huge thing for me, and there are very few that I can get my hands on without breaking my budget. I had to resort to ordering online most of the time, since the Asian make up on various stores have so jacked up a price!

I have a thing for Majolica Majorca, it is my most faaaavorite make-up brand ever. If I could stick to one make up brand for the rest of my life, it would be this brand. I don't think I personally need MAC, MUFE, Stila, Benefit and what not. I am totally focused on this brand.

Majolica Majorca Powder Gold Case with Skin Remaker Foundation

This was at the TOPMOST of my wishlist!! Now I have it!! I feel absolutely like a princess when I use this. The compact is very light, and the design is to die for. I'm going to research this because it feels and smells like a 2-way cake. And the spongy (smelly) puff thingy seems like it it can be wet, too. If in case it is a 2-way cake, I won't use it as a wet foundation, THAT is absolutely icky for me. I will go to a Shiseido booth at the mall and see if I can find a puff that's similar to my MM Pressed Pore Cover/Pressed Fantasia 24h.

But if only for the gold casing, I am terribly terribly happy. I'll use it the moment I hit pan on my MM Pressed Pore Cover. Or maybe I'll switch pans so I get to use the gold case! Hehehe!


Honey Plumping Lipgloss, Majolook BR726, Jeweling Eye Pencil in Black, and Pink Nail Polish PK 311

More Majolica Majorca goodies! I've tried them first so I can get a feel of how I like them.

I don't find the Honey Plumping Lipgloss likeable, because I'm really not a gloss person at all. I love matte better. Plus, I've had experience when I put on gloss,random locks of my hair sticks on my lips! I can't wait to use the Majolook eyeshadow because I've made comparison on my Castledew palette, the former is so pigmented though the latter is shinier. The Jeweling Eye Pencil is amaaaazing as it is extremely soft and so dark and super easy to line my eyes with just like my Nyx Slim Eye Pencil in black, only the MM pencil has glitter that is so cute!

I'm so happy with my package because it contains two refill packs for my favorite shampoo and conditioner: Shiseido Tsubaki Golden Repair (Tsubaki White) and I also got the Tsubaki Red for my sister.


That's all and I'm totally set!

So, any packages that you're looking forward to lately? Any online buys you're dying to make? Let's chat! :D

P.S. Can you please recommend me a good soap? I'm only using baby soap and I need to get rid of my dull skin. :(


Thanks for reading! (*3*)~chu!