Saturday, December 31, 2011

Sweet Pea

Time for another favorite! Recently, I have been trying out different scents on different stores and nothing came to my liking so I decided to use some of the products that were just lying around.  I have been obsessed with BBW (Bath & Body Works) products years back and now, I have been dying to use these products again. Here are the things in the picture: 
 Signature Collection Scented Candle

Anti-Bacterial PocketBac Sanitizing Hand Gel

Body Lotion

Shimmer Body Mist

Fragrance Mist 

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Thursday, December 29, 2011

What's in my travel makeup bag?

These are my travel makeup bags. It is very convenient for traveling because it takes up only a little space and it fits some of the makeup that I need. By the way, the brushes that I bring will not be included in this post.

These are the things inside the biggest bag.

Things inside:
Too Faced Natural Eye Palette
This palette has some pretty good eye shadows for everyday use.

Laura Mercier Silk Creme Foundation
I only use this for heavier coverage.

Sephora Face Primer
This is for creating a smooth base and making your makeup last all day long.

Mac Mineralize Skinfinish Natural
Gives a light to medium coverage. I use this to set the foundation and concealer.

Mac Select Cover-Up Conceale
For under eye circles.

Elf Tinted Moisturizer
For a lighter coverage on my face.

Elf Eyebrow Kit and Clear Mascara
This is for filling in my brows.

Mac Blush in Gingerly
A neutral blush color that gives a nice glow. I use this whenever I don't feel like using a pink blush.

Too Faced Combination set
This was limited edition. I don't think it's available anymore but it has two eyeshadows and a pink blush.

Benefit High Beam
To highlight the high points of my face.
 The medium-sized makeup bag.

 Things inside:
Lancome Quad

Mac Powerpoint Eye Pencil in Engraved
Long lasting eye pencil.

Mac Cremesheen Glass in Richer, Lusher
Coral colored lip gloss.

Nyx Lip Stick
Bright Pink lipstick.

Too Faced Lash Injection
Volumizes and thickens my lashes very well.

Urban Decay Eye Primer Potion
Keeps your eye makeup from smudging and makes it stay all day.

Mary Kay Lipstick
Neutral colored lip for a more effortless look. 

EOS lipbalm
Best moisturizing lip balm.

Elf Eyelash curler

 The smallest makeup bag.

 Things inside:
Sephora Eye Makeup Remover

Mac Cleanse-off Oil
For removing makeup after a long day of adventure.

Hair bow
To keep my hair from getting into my face while doing my makeup.

Cotton Balls and Qtips
Must haves!!

Finally, I bring with me my Sephora cleansing foam to remove my makeup. I swear by this product because this literally melts all of the makeup I'm wearing. Also, I bring my Neutrogena Moisturizer and use this before I do my makeup everytime. This helps especially when the weather constantly changes when you go to different places, it helps maintain the moisture in your face. 

One of my treasures

 Here a few my treasured items. I just want to show how proud I am of reorganizing my accessory closet. It's actually just a table with a few compartments/drawers to place my rings, necklaces, bracelets, etc. and I call it the accessory closet. For now, let's deal with the bracelets and bangles ;)

More bangles and some stretchy bracelets.


 A New Year favorite! This will be the color on my nails until New Year. I just love the sparkly violet color and the blue reflexes! The picture below doesn't give much justice to this nail polish color because of the camera flash. :(
 Now, the picture above definitely give it justice! See the pretty color with the blue undertone, It's perfect <3
This is one coat of OPI ink with base coat and without top coat.

'Tis the season to be jolly

I'm back with another blog post of my Christmas Eve outfit. Some girly girls out there wore dresses and sequins and glitter for Christmas. But I decided to embrace my simple side and go with the family's theme for this year's Christmas. Denim. Black. White. Red.
This is just me posing with my mom's out of this world xmas tree. :)
The outfit that I wore:
Blouse/Top- H&M
Denim jeans- True Religion
Bib Necklace- Forever 21
Pumps and belt- People are People

I just love my pants! They're from True Religion and you can check their website at . 

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Cuckoo for this color

 OPI nail polish in the color "Cuckoo for this color". I'm not really a big fan of blues but
this color blew me away! It's a blue teal color with shimmer and silver undertones. This would be really nice to wear for New Year's Eve. 

And here it is on my nails.

Monday, December 19, 2011

In The Wild

The accessories are from a local store. I'm wearing a snake-like
necklace and two cocktail rings.

Top: Kashieca 
Animal Print Pants: WAGW 
Black Pumps: Steve Madden 
Bag: Dooney & Bourke 

Eye Primers

Priming your eyes is a vital step in doing your eye make up. This helps your eye make up stay throughout the day, helps keep your eyeshadow and liner from running and smudging, and avoids creasing. Also some primers/bases help in making colors more vibrant too. Here are a few of my primers/bases:

 Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion
 Mac Paint Pot in Rubenesque
 Too Faced Shadow Insurance
Nyx Jumbo Eye Pencils
Elf Eyelid Primer

Hair, oh Hair

These have been the products I've been using before and after I curl or straighten my hair.
Tresemme Heat Tamer Spray and Aussie Sprunch Hair Spray
This is what I use before using any heat tools. It prevents my hair from the damaging heat.

 A stronghold hairspray that does not make you hair as hard as a rock.
I use this after curling or sprunching my hair. 

Easy Scarf Styles

Style your scarf for the cold season

This is the outfit without the scarf. Pieces needed for the look: cardigan(Forever 21), boots(Forever21), scarf (anywhere =D), long graphic tees, tights/leggings(I wore jeggings)..

..and of course, accessories. You can take any kind of accessory that
would spice up you outift. I mixed:a cheetah print bracelet with a heart lock(I love any kind of print), purple bracelet with bow(just to have a little bit of color) and a beige bracelet(to give a neutral touch).

The first scarf look is very simple. But, it can give you sophisticated look just like this. My cardigan has a little "collar" which I used to insert the scarf. All you have to do is find the half of the scarf and effortlessly hang it on your neck, making the ends of the scarf hang. 

 Another effortless look. Simply hang an end of the scarf on one side. Next, make a loop or wrap it around your neck once from back to front to back. Then, hang the remaining end of the scarf in front on the opposite side. You can choose to put a big necklace to give it a more girly look. Tuck in the chain of the necklace and hide it in the scarf, leaving the ornament visible. :)

The last scarf look which is my personal favorite. Take your scarf and fold it in half. Place the scarf in the back of your neck holding both ends on one side and the closed loop on the other. Open the closed loop, insert the ends and pull. Adjust to get desired look. To give it a girly touch, you can add a brooch in the middle/in the intersection of the knot. :)

Multiple Rings

3-in-1 Forever 21 ring
I love these rings! You can wear it all together or individually. Also,
it can be worn with any casual or formal outfit.
Each ring looks great! The leftmost has crystals on it, the middle one is made of little speheres with a fake pearl in the middle and the rightmost has flowers all over it. 

My favorite scent of the month

Juicy Couture: Viva La Juicy
My favorite scent of the month! It's the Juicy Couture Viva La Juicy Perfume.
It has been quite a while since I used this perfume. I started using this again this December and it made to my favorites list! 

I don't think a lot of people will like this perfume as much as I do because of its strong scent. But, I find it really fragrant and it stays for a really long time! 

OPI's Glitzerland

Another Holiday Nail Polish Pick
Shimmery gold nail polish: another wearable color for the holidays!

I have one coat of Glitzerland on plus OPI's base coat and
top coat.

Eos Lipbalm

Moisturize you lips with eos lip balm

According to, eos lip balm is 95% organic, 100% natural, and paraben and petrolatum free. Packed with antioxidant-rich vitamin E, soothing shea butter and jojoba oil, eos keeps your lips moist, soft and sensationally smooth. In my opinion, this product is uuhh-mazing! This moisturizes my cracked lips really well and it gives my lips that smoothness which I can't find in any other lipbalms. I literally bring this everywhere with me and re-apply it anytime throughout the day. With its low price, it already gives you the desired effect and the amount of product you need. Overall, I give this EOS lipbalm a thumbs up.

I personally like this flavor (Summer Fruit)

Lemon Drop (with spf 15)

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Perfect for Christmas: Nicole by O.P.I

 These burgundy and glittery red colors are perfect for the holidays! 
I just found this sitting around and thought it would be perfect to wear for 
Christmas. Although I bought this last year, there are a lot of perfect dupes out there that you 
could find to wear during the Christmas season.
A close up of the two colors. I do recommend to put a separate base
for the glittery red color because it is not as opaque as other nail colors.