Sunday, January 20, 2013

Product: My Silly Little Makeup/Skincare Stash 2013

What's in my Makeup Shelf?


Quite a lot? Or are these not so much? All I know is that this lot is far prettier compared to My Silly Little Makeup/Skincare Stash 2009!

As you can see, I have a lot of powders. I have currently about three. It helps my oily face quite well. The two were given to me by family members as a gift, and the princessy rose container I put a random milled powder in (as I divulged in a previous post) so technically I bought only one powder for me.

I also have two face bases, the BB cream which I bought and the Majolica Majorca Skinlingerie my sister bought for me. Yes, I received MM eyeshadows and blushers from my family because if you have 4 sisters like I do, you know they know the deal XD

Above is my skincare stash that's quickly running out. Check out my deodorant too! XD

Well that's it! XD Nothing much to see here. But recent developments and more gifts have come my way from friends! Stay tuned for that~

Thanks for reading, see you again!

Saturday, January 12, 2013

The New Year Book Update Special

Happy New Year!

The last few months before December and the holiday months have all been a blur of work, preparation and eating, enjoying time with family, delving a bit into videography with friends, business travel, personal travel, and being swamped with more work (yes, even if it was the holidays) and all those combined have made me a bad blogger and a serial non-reader.

After I had a wonderful time reading a small pile of books, I felt powerful LOL, like I could actually clear out my To-Be-Read pile so I implemented a No-Buy last September (my birthday month, the month which I always feel entitled to buy the books I want.) and it was all going very well, but until I stumbled on a cheap copy of Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman when I was traveling in Cagayan de Oro.

My PHP50 Airplane book. And now that I'm back home, I haven't made progress yet.
Other than that, I did read a bit at very rare times when I had time to spare. My December 2011 wishlist consisted of Alan Lightman's Einstein's Dreams, and to which I can happily say I'm currently reading it! Special thanks to Kokoi who lent me her copy. She was so sweet and was generous enough to allow me to borrow it. The book is unfortunately right at my shelf now, being unread for lack of time (once again.)

Signal 10 Publishing were also kind enough to send out some bunch of books for review, which I will do by pushing back personal to-be-read books. Not because they're forcing me to read it, but because I am quite intrigued by these Asia-set novels.

Random House also sent me a book (same one, twice!) and I am very very excited to read this as this one is edgier than most of the books I usually read, and it's a memoir, too. I've read the book jacket blurb and it dealt mainly on a man's dysfunctional life and his habit of self-harm to try and cope with the bad things around him. 

As January is just waking up, I have plenty of things I also want to finish. The first one are the Graphic Novels lent to me by Gleb, one of my good friends who is an artist/illustrator and a really good one at that. You can check out his portfolio here. He loves these kinds of graphic novels and I asked him if I could borrow some.

The artwork is frikkin' gorgeous.

I wish I could paint like Gleb and the artists I see getting pubished at Vertigo. Unfortunately, the most I can do is a doodle of me with a goat (but hey, it's animated!)

For a final update, the book I'm reading now is Life of Pi. I've already finished reading and reviewing this book since 2009, but it never hurts to reread now that the movie is coming up!

I have no New Years Resolutions because aint nobody got time for dat! XD Less fake promises, more reading!

See you in a few days!
Thanks for dropping by~

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Product: Happy New Things! Etude Precious Mineral BB + Princessy Stuff

Happy new year, everyone!
I sincerely hope that everyone is having a really good 1st of the month of the new year, because I sure am :D

It's the time of the year when everything feels really fresh and new! A clean slate for the new year, as they all say. So today I'm going to post about what are the good, new things I have make-up and skincare wise.

First up, I've finally purchased an Etude Precious Mineral BB cream

Precious Mineral BB Cream from Etude which has SPF! Will my Kose Sunscreen become redundant? 
Priced at around PHP700-PHP800. I commonly use BB cream or foundation whenever there's a special event, or if there's anything that I'd like to correct i.e. pimple spots or scar spots, or a darkening undereye area :( Instead of a concealer, I'd rather really choose a liquid foundation/bb cream to cover the spots because it's easier to blend, and I felt like I don't look so weird if I use this because it's close to my skin color. :)

A couple of days ago I also bought a really really superbly cute powder container for only PHP149! It is my second purchase and was quite a steal, because it certainly looked realllllyyy good for its price. I have quite a bit of refill powders from random compacts so I strained the powder to make it finely milled enough to house in this princessy container.

So far, my 2013 is looking good, literally! :D
I'll update more on the BB cream and also I have a skincare/makeup stash update for all of you soon so do come back.

Thanks for reading!