Thursday, May 12, 2011


Hi pretty ladies! Sigh, I have not been active for quite some time, well there are so many reasons behind that. Since this is my blog, I want to enumerate them and share it with you :(
  • My digi cam has retired already and there are so many things I want to take pictures of to share it here
  • So maybe you're thinking why not your phone's camera? Well 2 days after my camera broke my N95 phone that got a decent camera died also. Suddenly the display was just black I already asked a cellphone tech what's the problem he said it's the LCD which is an expensive part of a cellphone so now temporarily I'm using Zano's phone that has a poor camera resolution.
  • Tabachuchay's nanny left last week so me and Zano are taking care of her full time, good thing his schedule changed so the rest days changed as well we alternate on taking care of her, so I have less sleep lately or sometimes no sleep at all and both of us are working. I don't complain huh, I love spending more time (all of my time should I say) with her.
  • Tabachuhay was sick last week, for 3days she had fever then after the fever her measles came out but this one is not the fatal one, it's called "tigdas hangin". According to her Pedia it's pretty normal nowadays to children her age because of the freaking weather
  • I was sick last weekend, yeah that is right, we just stayed at home during Mother's day because I had fever and cough.
  • Last week was blocked here in the office, and I was super pissed cause I can't access my blog and the blogs I followed religiously and when I'm at home I don't have time to surf the net because Tabachuchay had all of me, again I am not complaining hehe. Good thing now it's accessible again yey! Suck IT guys big time if they blocked this site forever!
There you go, those were my frustrations or unfortunate events that had happened but hey nothing will stop me from blogging and doing what I love so I will make more more efforts to blog more, I have lots of products to try and review. My first project is to buy a new cam and fix my phone, I am just waiting for a particular budget for that. Hooray for midyear bonuses etc.As of the moment, I don't badly need a nanny as Zano and I are still enjoying taking care of Tabachuchay full time, she is so sweet now to us unlike before she just loves her yaya hehe, but definitely will be needing a nanny soon, the house is such a mess I'm telling you.

On the brighter side, I am pretty excited for my weekend getaway with my two sisters from different mothers hehe, my two bestfriends. We will be flying to Zamboanga this Friday to attend my bestfriend's older brother wedding, yehey for that! I will have quality time with them since I missed them a lot because ever since I got married I just had like once in a blue moon time with them. I will leave Tabachuchay to my mama and papa since Zano has work during weekends.Will take lot of pictures there for sure, courtesy of my bestfriends' cameras hehe.

Oh I super miss blogging, I am starting to catch up to my fellow bloggers site and hopefully get more followers as well hehe.

Will blog more soon promise! :)

As usual I should post something here that will somehow brighten up my post hehe so here it is:

then a picture of my family:

Mahalo! :)

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Nyx Roundlippies Review

Hi pretties! huhu I've been a bad blogger, haven't login to my page over the weekend thus the lack of posts. Anyway as I have mentioned in my previous post here is my say on my Nyx Round lipsticks: Tea Rose and Circe. I have seen a number of bloggers that own the Tea Rose and I thought they really look pretty on it so I ordered it hehe. It is a pink shade that is not that loud, IMO you can wear it everyday especially when you are on a date, that you want to look sweet or pa-tweetums hehe. I am glad I have it because the hubby said it is nice and it looks pretty on me. :) Here's a swatch of it.

Tea Rose
 Now ladies be ready to be scared, here's me sporting my current fav pink lipstick: Nyx rd lipstick Tea Rose:
See it's not a pink loud color on me, doesn't look nude or natural either just the right shade of pink. In this FOTD I used the Ellana concealer that I got as a free sample and the Ellana Foundation as well, I love them because they made my skin looks flawless in this picture without whitish cast on the camera's flash.I also used my In2it Blush in Denial just to give a natural look. 
Now the second Nyx Round lipstick that I got was Circe, a pretty nude shade. It's a bit lighter than other nude lippies that I swatched before but that is on my skin I think. So here's the swatch of it:

I have to swipe it like 3 times before it will create a visible color on my lips. I can say that this shade is truly a nude lipstick, hehe look at the color on me:
(Warning: Picture is really scary!)

Took this on a Natural lighting since I really look like a zombie with the flash on
Sorry for the eyebags!
I hoped the swatches and FOTDs helped you on seeing the shade of the lipsticks.  So here' s my review on the lippies:

Yehey! Factors:
  • very affordable (160 pesos for each tube)
  • creamy texture, so the application is a breeze
  • love the staying power, I ate and drink that time and it stayed the whole afternoon, didn't bother to retouch since the Tea Rose still looks good after lunch. For Circe I retouched it after 4 hours
  • didn't dry my lips
  • For Tea Rose, 1 to 2 swipes will gave my lips the fab look already but for Circe it took 3 to 4 swipes, so I guess it depends on the shade you will use
  • there is a shade indicator at the bottom of the tube so you'll know the color of it without opening or reading the label
Boo! Factors:
  • my number 1 will be the scent, it's like a flowery scent that really annoyed me, but good thing it disappeared after a while like 15mins I don't smell it anymore maybe because I put Carmex before the lipstick
  • IMO I don't like the packaging, the color is nice it's in black but I don't like that the label is on sticker. Well taste is subjective right? hehe
  • not available locally, I have to order it online and have to rely on swatches online
  • Very creamy that I think it will tend to melt if not stored poperly
Overall, I think the cons are not that major except the scent, hehe so I love the lippies. I recommend it to everyone it's worth a try if you still haven't.

I will end this post with my eBay haul, I received yesterday:

My revlon blush and blemish concealer
Super excited to use them. Will review them after a week of usage hehe, will do another FOTD as well so I hope you don't get annoyed of my face..hehe
Mahalo :)

Friday, April 22, 2011

My newly acquired lippies

Hi ladies! I hope everyone's enjoying their vacation and of course don't forget to pray, have more time with God. Well, sadly I am working in an American company so we don't have holiday. Zano (the hubby) is working in a BPO company so no holiday as well. :( I am just thinking about the double pay for these holiday on my next pay out. Normally during Lenten season we go home to Pampanga wherein there is a big 'Prusisyon'. I really love Prusisyon in the provinces specifically in our home town they are really different compared to cities. For Zano, during Good Friday, his family goes to Tagaytay to visit the 'Pink Sister's Monastery'. Last year we were lucky to go to both, Pampanga for the Prusisyon and Pink Sister's at Tagaytay, Tabachuchay was just 2 months old back then. Now I guess will be just staying at home then go to church in the evening. I am just blogging my sentiments for this Holy Week. Anyhow as you can see the title of my post is about lipsticks hehe so here it goes. Pretty Ladies I want you to meet my newly acquired babies:

Nyx Round lipsticks: Tea Rose (left) and Circe (right)

A new addition to my mini stash. Again forgive me for the blurry photos. :( Got them on Digital Traincase online store again. Before I just ordered Nyx lipglosses so last week I availed their famous round lipsticks. Will do a review together with a FOTD using these two this weekend hehe have to prepare myself for that. So that is the good news, on a not so good news, look at what Tabachuchay did on one of my favorite Natural shade lipstick:

 Avon Moisture Rich Sheer Liptick in Sheer Mauve

Poor lipstick. huhu! This is actually the second time, the first one was my Nivea Lip balm. Well lesson learned: When you are busy doing your make up, make sure that your kit is unreachable for kids like Tabachuchay. After what happened, Zano and I bought her, her own lipstick:

Tabachuchay starting her love for lipstick! hehe
It is actually a whole set of Kikay kit toys, it will be her starter kit hehe! So there you go, watch out for my review for the Nyx round lipsticks.

Have a blessed holy week pretty ladies!

Mahalo! :)

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

I love Sample Packs: Ellana and Mario Badescu

Last week I availed Ellana 's free sample packs online, I just paid the shipping fee. Isn't that great? hehe I'm such a sucker for 'free stuff', well who doesn't?! Ms. Coney the distributor of Ellana products in our country was nice, I just emailed her once and she replied right away and even gave me all the details for the courier etc and that's another great thing not to mention that I just ordered the free sample pack. hehe. I am so excited to use these already, I have tried the concealer on my under eye area and I was amazed, will do a FOTD with them.

Here's my sample pack. They are in a ziplock plastic and an Ellana brochure :)
Consist of 3 Foundation, 1 blush, 1 concealer and 1 Finishing Powder

Yesterday I received these:

It's my package from the beautiful Janet. Click her name to visit her blog, be sure to follow if you haven't yet. hehe. I got the Mario Badescu sample pack from her when I joined her giveaway last weekend and the sweetest thing is she has included some goodies and a cute letter. hehe

And of course the star of the package:

My Mario Badescu sample pack.Consists of the following: Drying Cream, Seaweed Night Cream, Flower & Tonic Mask, Super Collagen Mask and Cucumber Cleansing Lotion. Yehey super excited to try them as well. I have a big zit right now and last night I used the 'Drying Cream' from this package and it dried my pimple. Indeed it is a drying cream, hehe. I promise will do a review for these wonderful products, I wish they will do wonders on me just like what it did on Janet's. By the way thanks a lot Janet for the MB products and the whole package, hope you read this. :)

It's holy week already and I hope everyone will enjoy their vacation and don't forget to pray.

Mahalo :)

* Sorry for the blurry photos, my camera is acting up again, I guess I need a new one. :(