Wednesday, November 28, 2012

OOTD: Sunday, 18th November

I haven’t done an OOTD in a while, so when my husband and I went out one Sunday (18th Nov.), I decided to make one. He brought the camera and the tripod as we planned to do an OOTD video at the Gardens By The Bay. Before heading there, we ate first at our favorite Filipino fast-food restaurant at Lucky Plaza, and when we’re about to go there, the delivery guy for one of the items that we ordered online called my husband on his phone telling him that he’s already nearby our house. We tried to arrange for the time so we could still go on with our plan, but it didn’t work out. In short, the OOTD video got cancelled. We just had to go home as no one’s home and we’ve been waiting for that item for days, so...


 Forgive me for my hideous poses, LOL!
…we thought of just taking photos of my outfit at home, LOL!
 
 
 
 
 
 




 
 
 
 
 
 
 
By the way, as soon as we arrived home, the rain started to fall… and then a few minutes more, it began pouring. So, I guess, it’s also good that things didn’t go as planned. Haha.


Monday, November 26, 2012

Bellabox Singapore: November 2012 Unboxing!

I received this about a week ago but when I checked online what items were sent to me, I got a little bit disappointed. That is why it has been sitting in the corner for a long time. Also, it has been a tradition to do an unboxing video everytime I get my bellabox, so since I couldn't find the time (or the mood) to film an unboxing video yet, the more it stayed in the corner unopened.



When I finally got the time (and mood) to film an unboxing video, I was surprised to see that the items are not at all that bad. In fact I ended up quite happy and satisfied with the products I received.





So here are all the items I got plus the surprise "mustache necklace" which reminds me of one of my favorite beauty gurus on YouTube: Bethany, more known as Macbarbie07.


L'OREAL PROFESSIONAL MYTHIC OIL NOURISHING OIL
The Mythic Oil Nourishing Oil is the star product of the L'Oreal Professionel hair care range, offering a unique blend of precious argan oil & grape seed oil to nourish and tame hair. The end result is instantly shiny hair that is protected against frizz and aggressors.
Full size: 125ml for S$42.00

My Reaction: I love hair products. My only issue here if ever I end up loving this is the price. I'm not sure if the mythic oil is worth my S$42.


L'OREAL PROFESSIONNEL ABSOLUT CELLULAR REPAIR
Enriched with Lactic Acid technology, the L'Oreal Professionnel Absolut Cellular Repair Shampoo gently eliminates residue while protecting the hair. Dry hair is moisturized and restored, giving it a revitalized shine.
Full size: 500ml for S$42.00

My Reaction: It's so nice to see a bigger sample sized product! I got so ecstatic when I saw this and I just can't wait to try this and write a review afterwards. Yay!


BENTA BERRY G-1 CREME HYDRATANTE REGULATRICE
The Benta Berry G-1 Creme Hydratante Regulatrice is a moisturizing face cream made from 100% natural active ingredients. It has a mattifying effect, which leaves the skin smooth and balanced while diminishing redness and blemishes at the same time.
Full size: 30ml for S$29.90

My Reaction: I didn't like that this sample is too little but what I failed to see was that Bellabox actually sent two of this sample product. So I guess, I would still be able to write a review about this after trying for say one week? Hmmm...


STORYDERM SILK MASK
E..G.F or Epidermal Growth Factor is the rate at which skin cell regenerates. The E.G.F. Face mask aids in cell regeneration and is developed to deeply moisturize and condition the skin.
S$19.90

My Reaction: This is the second face mask I received from Bellabox. I wonder when I'll get the mood to try the first one they sent me. It's not that I don't like to use a facial mask (I'm using one from Proactiv), I just really feel like I need to be in that super "relaxed" mood when I use it so that my face will feel more pampered. Hahaha. I don't know if that made sense at all. :)


SAVOIR FAIRE MINI LIPSTICK
The Savoir Faire Mini Lipsticks contain beeswax which nourishes the lips and is water-resistant. They come in seven differen shades and are the perfect size for keeping in your purse for a night out.
Mini size: S$9.95 / Full size: S$65.00

My Reaction: I'm a lipstick person so the moment I saw this mini lipstick, I went giddy! I instantly liked the fact that it is moisturizing but I'm not sure if I adore the color.


SURPRISE! SURPRISE! Pink Mustache Necklace! ^.^
My Reaction: This is really super cute!!!!!! I love it!

And here is my unboxing video. Enjoy! :)


Song at the end: There's Never You & Me (by: thelatebloomer11)
For more info about BellaBox, you can visit:
http://bellabox.sg/ (If you're in Singapore)
http://bellabox.com.au/ (If you're in Australia)

To BELLABOX Singapore,  thanks for doing such a great job!


Disclaimer: I'm not affiliated with Bellabox. I pay for this monthly subscription. All opinions are mine.

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Green and Festive Holiday Makeup Tutorial

A few weeks ago, I got my very first Wet N Wild products and one of 'em is this "I dream of Greenie" palette.

photo taken from my iphone

I was actually hesitant at first to buy it because I'm not really sure if I'm going to like the colors or not. Unexpectedly, I instantly fell in love with how vibrant and pigmented each color is! So, without even thinking twice, I created a makeup look using the said palette and I called it, "Green and Festive."

Here's my makeup tutorial. I hope you all like it!

 
 
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*Song at the end: There's Never You & Me (by: thelatebloomer11)
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"Peace ( There's A better Way )" by Loveshadow
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Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Ever Bilena Pro Flawless Finish Foundation Demo & Review

About a week ago, I got a request from "chiqueness8207" to review this foundation from Ever Bilena and so here it is. If you have any requests, feel free to leave me a comment here. If you're also a YouTube addict like me, please check out my channel here.




I'm not really sure how much this foundation retails at stores now, but from what I gathered from the internet, it costs PHP 165 (which is roughly 4 USD and 5 SGD) for 30 ml.

For Ever Bilena products, click here:
http://www.magic-potions.com/store/category/EVER-BILENA-COSMETICS/


Pros:
  • I love the packaging! It comes in this frosted glass bottle with a pump which is really a plus for me as it makes it easier to use as compared to my Revlon ColorStay foundation.
  • It is very moisturizing which makes it undeniably good for those with dry to normal skin. It claims to have Vitamin E which probably is the reason why it is so moisturizing.
  • For me, it can go from medium to full coverage depending on your application.
  • As for its lasting power, it stays on pretty well the whole day. It also doesn't get cakey on me and it doesn't blotch that’s why I really like it.
  • It smells yummylicious! It has this chocolate smell to it that I personally like.

Cons:
  • It doesn't have SPF so if you’re going to use it during the day, I suggest using a moisturizer with SPF or a sunscreen before applying it to your face.
  • You have to set it with powder really well or else you’ll get oily in about 2-3 hours. I have combination/oily skin so whenever I use this, I make sure I have my blotting sheets with me or else I’ll get very oily in just a few hours (that is even after using a good setting spray and powder).
  • I noticed that it doesn't dry as quickly as my other foundation do, but it's still tolerable in my opinion.

Do I recommend this?

The answer is YES because for me, the good things that this foundation can do definitely outweigh the cons. Furthermore, the coverage is really great especially for its very affordable price. So if you’re like me who goes after coverage when it comes to foundation, then this product is a must-buy. 

Thursday, November 15, 2012

"GANGNAM STYLE" - HYUNA'S MAKEUP TUTORIAL


Who hasn't watched the phenomenal "Gangnam Style" video by the famous Korean Pop Artist PSY? With its very catchy tune and attention-grabbing dance moves, no one would be able to resist getting hooked to it. The song was released on July 15, 2012 and now has already garnered over 720million hits on YouTube according to Wiki.
 
Aside from the song and the dance moves, Hyuna's appearance in the video made it all the more interesting. Hyuna's eyeliner in the video has this droopy puppy look that gave her whole face a different aura, while her ombre pink lips created that perfect innocent look.
 
So this is my take on Hyuna's Makeup look. I hope you all enjoy it. :)
 
 


PRODUCTS used in order of appearance in the video:

*Song at the end: There's Never You & Me (by: thelatebloomer11)
Music Free for Commercial Use: http://dig.ccmixter.org
"Hornet" by George_Ellinas
http://ccmixter.org/files/George_Ellinas/15924
 is licensed under a Creative Commons license:
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

And here are some pics of my look:

 This is me trying to immitate Hyuna's facial expression...
 
 
FRONT VIEW, eh?
 

I have my dangling earrings from AVON, white lacey and beaded necklace from St. Louis and I'm wearing an off-shoulder top just like Hyuna in the video. =p
 

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Sunday, November 11, 2012

Things I Love - October 2012 Edition



Please help my friend reach 50 subbies before her birthday (November 21st).
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*Song at the end: There's Never You & Me (by: thelatebloomer11)

Products/Things Mentioned:
  • Ever Bilena Pro Flawless Finish Foundation (Beige)
  • Maybelline the Colossal Volum' Express Mascara
  • Elizabeth Arden 12 E/S & 2 Blushes Makeup Palette
  • Elizabeth Arden Exceptional Lipstick in Wild Winterberry
  • Clean&Clear Oil Control Film
  • Bellabox two-sided compact mirror
  • Maybelline Tinted Lip Moisturizer
  • Simple Kind To Skin Hydrating Light Moisturizer
  • Lovely Soft Body Lotion (Sarah Jessica Parker)
  • New & Trendy Milk Bath (Rose Extract)
  • Iphone App: Bubble Mania

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Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Travelogue 2012: OUR PHUKET THAILAND TRIP!

This is the reason why I haven't been able to upload/post videos/entries last week as often as I used to - we were at Phuket Thailand! We stayed there for four days and three nights (which is actually just 3 days as we had to leave on the 4th day as early as 7AM). Anyway, I just wanna share with you the experience we had in our stay there. Hope y'all like it!

DAY 1: Hubby's Birthday!

DAY 2: Battle of Beaches!


DAY 3: Last Day to Swim!!!


*Song at the end: There's Never You & Me (by: thelatebloomer11)

Music Free for Commercial Use: http://dig.ccmixter.org
"beeKoo mix" by Lasswell
http://ccmixter.org/files/lazztunes07/12238
"Mr. Williams Blues" by MC Jack in the Box (feat. Admiral Bob, Snowflake, SackJo22, Songboy3, and Spinning Merkaba)
http://ccmixter.org/files/mcjackinthebox/28160
"Hornet" by George_Ellinas
http://ccmixter.org/files/George_Ellinas/15924
"Straight To The Light" by Alex (feat. Snowflake)
http://ccmixter.org/files/AlexBeroza/29630
"Emerge In Love" by Alex (feat. SackJo22 & Magic Moon)
http://ccmixter.org/files/AlexBeroza/30239
"Art Now" by Alex (feat. Snowflake)
http://ccmixter.org/files/AlexBeroza/30344
"Spinnin'" by Alex
http://ccmixter.org/files/AlexBeroza/32423
"Peace ( There's A better Way )" by Loveshadow
http://ccmixter.org/files/Loveshadow/33861


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Thursday, November 1, 2012

Ice Queen Makeup Tutorial




This is supposedly a collab video with DancingForever28, but due to some unexpected circumstances, it didn't push through. Since I have already filmed this, I thought of still uploading it. I hope you all enjoy! Please THUMBS UP for more tutorials and don't forget to SUBSCRIBE. ^.^

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Song at the end: There's Never You & Me (by: thelatebloomer11)

PRODUCTS USED:
AVON Makeup Base (green)
AVON Dual Foundation Powder
ELF Eyelid Primer
AVON Romantic Quad (Q906)
ELF 100 eye shadow palette
Romantic Beauty 12 Shinner E/s & 3 Blusher Palette
NYX white eyeliner pencil
Maybelline The Colossal Volum' Express Mascara
Glue stick
Petroleum Jelly
Sally Hansen Silver nail polish
L.A. colors white nail polish

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