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!










P.S.
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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