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Wednesday, August 31, 2011

August 2011 Haul


Ola girls! 

I have decided I will just do a monthly haul because I don't really shop till I drop in the first place haha! 

any who these are the stuff that I bought within the month of August.


First thing I bought was Myra E daily sun protect facial moisturizer. I have been using this moisturizer for some time and it has never failed me. I also bought Pond's clear solutions since I have the usual pre-menstrual break out that I need to tame from time to time. 


Next is a lippie from Sophie Paris Koshize lipstick in Red Salsa. If you have read my addictions on lipsticks you may have seen this. I love the color since it doesn't make me look like I just drank blood. This lipstick is matte and long lasting, so I will test it out.  


Another sophie paris! I have seen this before when I was still in college but I haven't used it for myself. So I bought this basically out of the whim and because I have been becoming a bit lazy in applying make up. Blame it in this pesky rain! haha!


Second to the last Sophie product is their perfect skin foaming cleanser. It says this can reduce your little red bumps called acne or pimples within 48 hours. I haven't even opened this one so I will have to finish the Pond's cleanser that i still have. 


The last Sophie product is from the perfect skin line. This is their acne gel which I think works but I think I have to use it everyday to find out more. 


Now lets move to the Clinique products that I got from Shen's Clinique Party. If you want to know more about that click here. Going back, I got 3 items. First one was their mascara. Then I have the Clinique City Block. I'll do a proper review on this next time. 


Another product I got is their Turnaround concentrate which will renew your skin. I haven't used this actually so I'll let you know if this product works for me in the coming days to come. 


 And of course the last product is from Ever Bilena. I bought 2 of their mousse blush in rose pink and aster. I also bought one of their mousse foundation in Walnut. I especially love the smell of their mousse foundation. It actually has the same scent of my other ever bilena foundation. Did I tell you that they only cost 99 php each? Yes! They have this ongoing promotion that their mousse products are only 99 php! :) 

Well that's it for the haul this month. And I do think I will have to stop buying more make up because my make up drawer and my wallet will not take it anymore haha! 

Here is the video version by the way! :) 



Have a safe day ahead! 

Much Love! 

-- Alice

Monday, August 29, 2011

Mark the Date: Philippine Cosmetics Expo 2011



Ola Ladies! 

Happy Monday! 

I do hope you are having a great Monday so far. 

I know a lot of you don't have work or school. But for me I have! I work for a Korean so its different. 

Double Pay naman! hahahaha! :)) 

Enough from that I heard that there is a cosmetics expo this coming sept 2 - 4 in Megamall. If I remember it correctly its in Mega trade hall 1. 

If you like make up, hair care and everything beauty-related check this expo. 

Did I say FREE ADMISSION? haha! I guess so! :) 

I'd love to attend this expo but this coming Saturday I will be in Laguna enjoying a relaxing weekend with my friends. I'll let you know more on my Travel Blog and of course here! :) 

Much Love! 

-- Alice 

PS
Thank you to Jes Roque for this info! :) Love you girl! 
We really need to meet up and chat one of this days :) 

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Product Review: Queen Helene oatmeal and honey facial scrub


Hey girls! Another review for y'all on this gloomy Sunday! 

I usually scrub every other day on my face due to dead skin build up and also from my blackheads and whiteheads. 

My brother gave me this scrub from Queen Helene since he doesn't use it. 

Ako lang daw ang vain sa amin tatlo! haha! (that's because I'm the vain one in the family! haha!)

but what the hey! I actually love St. Ives and I trust it with my whole entire (sige teh redundant pa! XD ) life. And I actually just want to stick with that but being the curious bunny that I am..yes I call myself a curious bunny hihi!  


 I like to try new things so I would know if they are okay or not. 

And this is one of those things that I have to try. 

THE CLAIM:

Gently helps remove the dull surface layers of your skin, to reveal your naturally smooth and healthy complexion.

Things that I like: 

-- Has finer grains that St. Ive's.
-- it does gently remove dead skin cells
-- does not break me out 
-- good for all skin types

Things that I don't like:
-- Does not remove much of my blackheads / white heads.
-- Has a big hole which mean there would be a lot of product that would be put to waste. 


-- Kinda Pricey. I'm not sure if this is like its facial masked which is priced at 300 php from healthy options. will update you on this though. 

You will smell like cookie dough using this but the smell will fade. 

The Verdict:
Its okay, It does its job but I like St. Ive's more. :(

Will I repurchase?
If its available here in Manila, why not? but if it's pricier that St. Ives I would have to reconsider. 

Here is the video version :) 



Tips:
-- I suggest exfoliating after you have washed your face with a cleanser. Then follow this with your fave moisturizer. 
-- Do not exfoliate your skin everyday, I suggest exfoliating every other day especially if you have oily skin. 

Have you also used this product? What do you think of it? 

Is it better that St. Ive's? or the other way around? Let me know on the comment box and I will talk to you soon! 

Much love! 

-- Alice


NOTE: I am not in any way affiliated with the company and the brand that was featured in this review nor was I paid to do this review. All things stated in the review are solely my opinions

Saturday, August 27, 2011

My addictions: Sophie Paris Lippies!


Ola girls! I have promised to show you these lippies I got from Sophie Paris a couple of weeks ago. I also bought another one which makes it 4! hihi! 

I feel like a kid who just got her Christmas present, but for me was the lippies I have been dreaming of! 

I really like these lippies because they are so pigmented and the colors are just to love! 

Here are the swatches!


I got 3 lippies from their J'adore Lipstick which costs only 79 php (approx 1.86 USD) and 1 from their koshize collection for 180 php  (approx 4.23 USD)

I honestly did not make a mistake with these colors. I especially love red wine which is going to be my fall lippie. I know what you are thinking...

Alice there is no fall in the Philippines...why should you sport a fall color?

MY ANSWER? its been raining recently and fall colors would still fit my FOTD because of the gloomy weather! :) 


ice pink
 Ice pink is actually a color I can use when I need an instant pop of color on my face. Its like EB's Pink Flame but has a bit of gloss. 

red pepper

Red Pepper is more of a night out color for me. Its a bit too much for me if you ask me but rocking a red lippie is perfect for a night out. 

red wine

Red wine is my must have when I need to look polished without being over the top with the look. A great fall lippie too! 

red salsa

Red Salsa is something that I can play when I just want to wear something red for the day. Its a bit matte though some its perfect when I would just rock the red lips + foundie look. 

Which color is your favorite from the four? 

Let me know at the comment box below and I will talk to you soon! 

Much Love! 

Alice 



Friday, August 26, 2011

MIA, Lost 1k and more

Happy Friday!

I just want to hide... tsk!


Although it is not a good Friday for me its ok. I have been lacking in my posts. I am really sorry girls...I really do. I have been busy because

1. Work - I was given a lot of reports to do which is not a good thing if you ask me.

2.Kids - I don't have kids of my own but I take care of two rascals that I can't seem to have the time to write a new article. 

and 

3. I lost one thousand pesos -- This may seem weird for me not to write but I have a solid reason. 

I lost one thousand pesos last Tuesday, I was going to send the prizes for Issa and Kingking when I noticed that my wallet seems lighter. Its not actually a whole one thousand bill I have in my wallet but a mix of 100's, 20's and 50's. I also had some change in my wallet which seemed weird because it has become lighter. 

As much to my surprise someone at home had been sneaking into my room and taking my money without my consent. 

I admit I do sound a bit selfish not sharing my hard earned cash to the people I live with. But the problem is that last one thousand pesos IS MY LAST MONEY. I'm not even sure how I will survive this coming week without it. 

I already know who took my money and I will have a serious one on one with that person. That person will have to pay me one way or another. 

I would just like to say sorry to Issa and Kingking if I haven't sent your prizes yet. I think it might take another week or two since I have to wait for my pay day. I'm really super sorry about it. 

*sigh*

Such a bad Friday so far for me... I just hope my weekend won't suck. 

How's your Friday so far? 

Let me know on the comment box and I will see you on my next post. 

Much Love

-- Alice 

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Shen's Clinique Party Experience ^_^ a little photo heavy




Hey girls! How was your weekend? For me it was great! 

I was able to join Shen in her Clinique Party yesterday. I've been into one before if you want to know what happened there click here

We also had great food from Bizu. 

Jheng from Iambrigitte.com also dropped by and we had a blast! :) 

Jheng of http://www.iambrigitte.com/ and miss Malou of Clinique 
 Compared to last time, I was able to try their perfect fit foundation unfortunately they stop making those. 

But luckily I was able to try their Derma White foundation. My initial thoughts about it? hmmm...its good, but I think its a bit too shiny on my skin after a couple of hours, but oil blotting sheet will be your BFF with this. It does give out a good glow on my skin and it lasted the whole day! It did oxidized a little on my skin after 3 hours. Maybe it was because of the pollution? not really sure about that theory, but maybe don't you think?

I also met some fantastic girls! 

Here are some of their pictures.

Cynthia

Another Marge! and of course Abigail :)

I was also able to get together again with Marge of Kikay Trekkie! 

It was nice seeing you again girl!
Marge of Kikay Trekkie
Kei 
Very Pretty April!
Here's Jane

These are SOME of the products. I wasn't able to get the color of the blush that was used on my skin. I definitely love the lippie that was used. It was their Chubby Lippie in mega melon. I was just taken back with the price. Its a whopping...wait for it...1190 php.

I was like Oh My F Gosh! wait lang my wallet will just shoot itself LMFAO 

The products that were used for my make over

 Got some products and also a gift from Shen. 

Clinique Derma White city block, Clinique mascara,
Clinique Turnaround concentrate and a
Bracelet from Shen

Thank you again Shen and Mira of Clinique Philippines for inviting us to try your products and having a wonderful afternoon of make up chats and anything under the sun. 

If you want to see more pictures from the event you can go to my Facebook Page

Now I leave you with my photos from the event! 


Much Love! 

-- Alice

Friday, August 19, 2011

K-pop Friday: Roly Poly by T-ara


Ola! 

Happy Friday! 

For today's K-pop Friday I would like to talk about T-ara's new song called "Roly Poly".

Honestly, when I first heard the title I was like "Roly....Poly?" I actually haven't heard the song then and I was not feeling the song that much because of the title. But then a couple of days ago I stumble on seeing the video on TVN and I became interested in it. 

In terms of its rhythm and melody, it is really catchy and addictive. The lyrics are actually the same in context with songs that portrays girls saying they like a guy. I can actually compare this to Secret's "Starlight Moonlight", but without the uber day dream sequence. 


I also love the 70's / 80's concept of their costumes and dance moves. The MV also gives out that nostalgic feel from the yester years. I was born at the end of the 80's so don't even think I am THAT old! LOL! 

I especially love their make up looks and hair dos! 
its really something to rock a look that is actually older than you haha! 

This song is great if  you can dance to when you just want to feel good. And even if you are young or young at heart, you can really appreciate this song. 

This is currently in my top 5 songs in my Mp3

QUESTION OF THE DAY:
What is currently your top 5 k-pop songs in your Mp3? 

Here is the video by the way! :)


Have a great weekend! 

Much Love! 

-- Alice 

P.S.

I do not own the pictures and video posted above. credits to the owner. 

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

FIRST GIVEAWAY WINNERS!

Here is the winners of my first giveaway! 

I was really excited picking the winner. 

congratulations to....

25kmegawattsmile

and Issa Chavez! 

You have 48 hours to send me your shipping info thru my email or youtube messaging. 

To those that didn't win, don't worry there will be another giveaway on the way! 


Much Love! 

-- Alice 

Monday, August 15, 2011

Broken Lippie + me = :(


Hey girls! You may have seen this picture from my previous post. 

 And it is regarding the Ever Bilena Collections palette 
that unfortunately was damaged by my niece and nephew. 

When I saw this I was like *OMFG* 

I love my nephew and my niece. They are my pride and joy. And honestly I would really give everything to them, but when their curiosity brings havoc to my world I just can't help but say 

"why? what have I done to you that you did this?" 

You should have seen my face when I saw this, I was like the screamer, without the creepy hood and all. 

ugh! I can't actually scold those two because they are so darn sensitive and adorable. And they really did learn my tricks of the puppy eyes...goodness! why do you have to be that good like your tita! haha! 

MORAL OF THE STORY: 
Keep your make up AWAY from toddlers

The more curious they are the worst it can be. 

Here are some pictures of my nephew and niece

This is Ivan

This is Precious

Whatchu looking at??

you have a problem??!! 

Don't mess with him when he just woke up. you ain't going to like it.
These two adorable tots are just like me. 

Weird, 
Funny, 
and 
Outrageously Curious. 

But they are absolutely adorable don't you think?    

Have you experience these kinds of tots? how have you handled them? 

Let me know at the comment box and I will talk to you soon 

Much Love! 

-- Alice

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Erik Santos' powER IKons Concert + Surprise!!



Last night I was able to catch "powER IKons" concert of Erik Santos. 

I was able to watch it with 4 more bloggers :) 

Check the pictures below for a special surprise BUT first read this article ok? :) 

There were a lot of this I can really commend in this concert. For one is their repertoire, I had first hand experience picking music for a production and its quite hard to choose a good collection of songs. The music transition is great. 

From Rihanna, Beyonce, to Barbara Streisand, to local icons such as Regine Velasquez, Gary Valenciano, which actually was there too!  and to classics such as Rod Stewart and Basil Valdez. 

Selena Gomez "Love you like a love song" inspired look


Happy Saturday! :) 

This is my blog for the Love you like a love song video. 

I've put the pictures of the products in order so you can follow the steps. Also please do check my Youtube Video for more information. 

of course the first step is to apply foundation. The foundation I used for this look is Ever Bilena's Studio Finish Foundation. This foundation actually works really well for this look since this has full coverage. 


Next is concealer. The concealer I'm using which is also from Ever Bilena not just acts as a concealer but also as an eye primer. I'll give you more information about that on another post ok? :) 


Since in Selena's video, the main focus of this look is her eye make up, I figured I will just work with 2 colors in which its only 2 shades of purple.

The base color is the eyeshadow from ombretto. Yes it is now broken because I accidentally dropped it during a gig :( this is actually my favorite shade of purple. :( 


The next color that I used is a darker purple on my jordache palette. 


I also had some purple-ish black eyeliner from the ever bilena cosmetics palette I got. And yes there is a dent on one of the lippies. I'll talk about it on another post though.


I actually forgot to curl my lashes and apply mascara (so sorry)

Then for the cheeks, I mixed two colors of cheek colors. The first was from my careline oil control blush in touch of pink and the plum color blush from the ever bilena cosmetics palette.  


Then lastly for the lips. I used Ever Bilena Matte Lipstick in Mauvey and mixed it again with a lip color from Ever Bilena cosmetics palette. 




Basically that is what I did to achieve this look. 

you can check out the video for a quick step by step 

:) 


Much Love! 

-- Alice 


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