Friday, December 25, 2009

The Body Shop: 02 Eye & Cheek Palette + Day & Night Vitamin E Cream

After renewing my TBS Love Your Body Point Card, I decided to buy my very first eyeshadow (and cheek) palette since it was on a special sale that time. Yay me! ^_^ By the way it cost me Php 100 for the renewal and it will be valid for just a year.

I got the palette for about Php 975 instead of the regular price of Php 1200 or something (LOL, sorry I can't really remember how much it was exactly). Plus, a small sized jar of their Day & Night Vitamin E Cream as a freebie.

I'm not really a big eyeshadow fan. I'd rather stick to basic one-shaded earth tone everytime I go out. But just for a change, I wanna explore colors more so I thought of starting to buy a wider range of colors.

First off, The Body Shop's No. 02 Eye & Cheek Palette.

It has this felt fabric casing with a mirror on the cover flap and the palette and an applicator in the opposite side with a magnetic lock. I honestly think the felt cover can make it a little hard to clean up after usage.

I chose the earth toned shades (as always) which I think looks flattering on my tone since I'm a bit yellowish fair and it's pretty easy to blend and achieve that big eyes look.

The palette consists of the following:

1. Cheek Blush
2. Caramel Shimmer
3. Pink Shimmer
4. Plum Shimmer
5. Chocolate Shimmer

Yup, you guessed it. I'm a huge fan of shimmers! Haha :) It makes me feel like a goddess! ^_^

The applicator that came with it has two sides:

1. For creasing
2. For blending

The Vitamin E cream that they gave me for free was of good use too. I use it every other night as my moisturizer (it can also be a good base for make-up). I don't really use the Day cream because I tend to get oily during mid sunlight so my mom ends up using it.

Love their packaging by the way.

My Verdict:

I never got the chance to use the palette yet but I do strongly advice to use an eye primer just to make sure it stays on for a longer period of time as all shimmery shades can wear off faster than solid / neutrals.

The cheek blush also did a good job (pertaining to the shade). It gives that subtle blush tone without making it look too made-up. As for the staying power, I give it a 4 out of 5 stars. It definitely stays on longer than Mary Kay's does.

The casing (once again) is a felt one so it can give you a hard time to clean. Maybe a damp cloth will do the trick.

Will I buy this product again?

Sure, if there were other palettes to choose from. Unfortunately, there were only 2 kinds of this and the 01 shades were too dark for me (more on the lavender - dark gray) so I'd rather not.

Visit The Body Shop for more details.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

The Soap Factory = Yummy Treats!

There are a lot things right now that I would want to blog about until I saw the brown paper bag lying in the corner of my room which I had after going shopping a few weeks back. It got quite a number of goodies in it including a soap I bought from a very interesting store, The Soap Factory. So, I decided to blog about it.

Yep, the shop was really unusual. At first, I thought they we're selling fudge cakes and colorful pastries of some sort. I didn't really notice the sign at the front of the store since I was busily focused on those bright, yummy-looking thingies on the counter.

It's then that I realized that they sell desserts nor pastries. They sell soaps! Yes, soaps that's made to look like tasty treats. Cool Idea.

They sell not just bar soaps but other body and bath products too like body butter and scrubs in a jar, facial toners and caviars, shampoo and colognes.

Unfortunately I didn't get the chance to take a picture of their other items but I did buy their Geisha Whitening and Anti-Aging Soap (since I'm a fan of whitening products myself).

I'm using it for about 2 and a half weeks now and I must say that it does makes my skin supple after every bath. I follow -up this product with lotion or body butter. Although it tends to dry the skin a bit (as a normal whitening soap does), it got rid of the small bumps I had on my back.

So, will I buy another bar? Hell yeah!
I do wanna try out the body polish and scrubs too! Looks promising ^_^

You can get a hold of your tasty soaps from these details:

Corporate Office
Suite 2706 West Tower, Philippine Stock Exchange Centre Exchange Road, Ortigas Center, Pasig City
Telefax: (63-2)667-3868

SM North EDSA, The Block
3rd Level, The Block, SM City North EDSA, Quezon City
Tel No: 667.3868

SM Mega Mall
4th Level, Mega Atrium, SM Mega Mall, EDSA, Mandaluyong City


Monday, December 21, 2009

#3 Xmas Wishlist: Ecotools Brush Sets

I was on the search for the right make-up brush. The one that's handy, has soft bristles, non-shedder, high quality and of course low on the budget. (Pretty demanding, isn't it?) In short, I was on the look for the 'perfect' make-up brush.

Local brands just don't fit my criteria :(

- The Body Shop / MAC - too pricey
- Elf - shreds like hell
- some other cheap brands - bristles tend to brittle

Until Ecotools...the search was over.

EcoTools Bamboo 5 Piece Brush Set

Consists of:
  • Mineral Powder Brush
  • Concealer Brush
  • Eye Shading Brush
  • Baby Kabuki
  • Pouch

EcoTools Bamboo 6 Piece Brush Set

Consists of:
  • Blush Brush
  • Eye Shading Brush
  • Eyeliner Brush
  • Lash and Brow Groomer
  • Concealer Brush
  • Pouch
I uber love the simple style it has and the fact that its small enough to be a travel buddy. Plus, its super hands down soft bristles! I tried looking for it in Multiply but their prices were over the top. If only I could get a hold of these babies. (sob)

*To all my readers, please do comment if you guys have shop referrals. I welcome international sellers ^_^ Thanks!

A Chatroom Lounge for the Girls

I just got back from the hospital :) My 2-week hiatus was cut short since I couldn't stop myself from blogging! (LOL) I figured I could keep myself occupied blogging while recovering from my operation last Monday. (Now that's time management!)

So, I thought I put a little added feature on my blog site. And tada! The Lounge.

I'm still on the hunt for a good one though but this will do for now. I hope I could lure you girls into logging on my little conference room. It will be this new button on the side bar that looks like this:


Thanks! I hope you'll enjoy the new room! ^_^

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Update: 2 Weeks Hiatus

Hello :) To all my readers (not that I have so many LOL), I will be taking a 2-week hiatus. Just got a bad news from my doctor yesterday so I'd be having a surgery this coming week. :(

Darn, I really hate surgical operations or anything involving opening me up and creating a scar afterwards (they don't call me Vain Jane for nothin). Plus, the things they expose during prepping for the surgery! (I should know, I'm a nurse!) I never did see myself on the OR table.

Well, goodluck to me then. I hope everything turns out well and that I'm not a keloid former. ^_^

You can still contact me @ or just click on Contact Me and I'll be replying via Mobile web.

#2 Xmas Wishlist : Guess Autographed Women's Silver Watch

Isn't this a piece to die for?

Just by the sight of it makes me feel like a million bucks (LOL). I like simple accessorizing and I'm not really fond of classic looking watches (I'm more of the leather-strapped watch type). But when I saw this online, I started drooling (again). XD

Bangle watch
: 10,400 PHP (approximately)

In a shiny, silver tone, with a mirrored silver coloured dial and the Guess logo in shimmering crystals vertically across the face, this bracelet watch will add a touch of sparkle to your wrist. The stainless steel bracelet strap has adjustable links. Water resistant to 20m.

Oh well, I don't think its practical for me to buy a piece of silver worth that big. Even if I do have the money, I think there'll be alot more things I could stash instead of buying this. But then again, a girl can dream right? (In my case, drool) ^_^

Tuesday, December 08, 2009

How to Survive a Breakup

Breaking up is never easy, but guess what?

Living after the breakup is even more difficult.
But don't let that deter you. Luckily, your Belle de Jour sisters have come up with tips on how to turn that breakup into something positive and worth your time. Trust us - you'll emerge a stronger, wiser, and more beautiful bella after this!

1. Try out something new. Breakups can be jarring, since you've gotten used to a routine. However, this is a good time for change, be it big or small. Sign up to learn a foreign language, pick up a sport or teat yourself to a spankin' new do. Celebrate your freedom!

2. Channel your feelings into your journal or blog, or work off the rage in the gym. Since moving on can take a while, you need an outlet for all of your pent-up emotions. Start a new journal or a blog with the sole purpose of chronicling your life after the big breakup. Experts often suggest this because it's a good way of releasing your emotions and helping you inch closer to closure.

3. Have a handful of close friends as your support system. Allow your friends to rally around you and pamper you - you certainly deserve that attention. But don't abuse that privilege, because no one is saintly enough to endure prolonged whining and moping.

4. Enjoy your new found single status. You might be tempted to give in to self-pity or misery, but if you keep on being depressed, you'll never get out of that rut. Instead, look in the mirror and smile: you're single again, and that means you can now indulge your whims without having to worry about what he says.

Cliche as it seems, think of the breakup as something positive. After all, he lost just something precious: YOU. Chin up, bella!

Source: Belle de Jour Power Planner

Monday, December 07, 2009

Belle De Jour Power Planner: The Ultimate Planner for the 'It' Girl

I just bought this 2010's BDJ Power Planner!

Treat yourself with the ultimate planner this coming 2010. Yes, it really does put the "power' in the planner! I have been an avid fan of this planner since 2008. And I must say that it really makes planning your days so much fun. It has all these great pages from your expense and travel plans to your dreams and inspirations page. Plus a dose of motivational words from noted women all over the world.

Here's a peek of what you're gonna get with this planner:

  • BDJ Forget-Me-Not (a list for your things to do)
  • 55 Discount / Promo Coupons (brands would include: The Coffee Bean, Michelis, Ace Water Spa, FnH, Plains & Prints, etc.)
  • Coupon Completion Promo (a special treat of a free 2011 BDJ Planner for completely using all 55 coupons)
  • Dream Board
  • 2010 Checklist (a list of new and exciting things you may wanna try this year)
  • Habit Tracker (for those habits you would wanna start / break)
  • Special Events
  • Health Checklist
  • Menstrual Tracker
  • Monthly Planner
  • Christmas Gift List
  • Vacation Planner
  • Fun Articles
  • Weekly Planner
  • Lifestyle Directory (a list of useful shops for the everyday girl)
  • Forward Planning (a space for random thought, pictures, plans for next year)
  • Expense Tracker
  • Savings Tracker
  • 2010 and 2011 Calendar

* Newly designed ring bind.

*Pen Holder

*Garterized lock

Wow what a handful! This is one of my must have buys every year :) Thought I could share 'em with you girls too!
Get it at exactly same price from the market for only P598.

Just visit Glamourosity Shop to find out how ^_^

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Paramore Live in Manila

I have long been waiting for this! Paramore is coming to Manila!!! (At least its what the poster ad says)

Having seen this in a photo from which I was tagged by a college friend in Facebook, was like feeling the rush of blood in my brain. I was in a complete state of trance..

Alas! The untouchable soles of the American rock band (whom I earlier thought were Canadians until I Googled them up) will soon kiss the Philippine land.. (Ok, I'm gonna stop being melodramatic now)

But really, I am way too excited for this event that I couldn't think of anything to blog about. I can still hear their upbeat lyrics resounding clearly in my head. We used to sing their songs way back in college when I still had the time to hang out with my band friends. (er, bandmates?)

So first I did was to text Jhe, who was by the way a knock out fan of the band (from what I've heard) to relay him the good news. Then came the crowd.. Hmm.. who shall I bring? (I can't think of anyone that deserving yet as of now. haha!)

This is it. Right now, money isn't a biggie anymore. C'mon, this only happens like once in a life of a vain blogger! (LOL) And if you'd ask me, I'd definitely be in the Gold ticket lane. ^_^

Transforming Into Angelina?


I first saw her in Confessions of A Teenage Drama Queen (2004) movie starring then good girl rising star Lindsay Lohan. I think she perfectly fits her role as the antagonist in the movie and even find her exotic looking and pretty back then.

But after her recent movie, Transformers (2007) and seeing her in award shows, red carpet events and interviews, there was no doubt she's changed a lot. Not just changed but I kind of notice her style had something very, very similar to a well-known talented Hollywood actress who is soooo not her.



These were pictures taken just a few years before the release of Transformers.

  • Prominent freckles
  • Blonde hair
  • Tanned skin
  • Thin lined lips
  • A small bump on the nose that was believed that she went under surgery to get it fixed (along with the lips to make it look plumper)
  • And did anyone noticed the weird fashion?

Way different than how she looks like NOW.

However, this transformation didn't quite end yet. And as a huge Angelina Jolie fan, I'm fairly irritated by the burlesque style Megan has been seen doing on the red carpet. Here are some of what I'm talking about.


*Okay so, it was of different color. But the slit and the shoes?? (puhleeez)
*Stop it Megan, you look scary!

*Photo in the right was taken way back when Angelina was still modeling.
And I wonder how did Jennifer's Body come up with the idea?
*This photo was said to be the before and after of the alleged nosejob.

*And a boob job too? Oh Megan, stop trying too hard!

When asked about the issue about people calling her the "new" Angelina Jolie, she brushes it off with:
I am my own person". (Own person my ass!)

Copy of ist2_10751218-rss-newsAnd to make herself even more of a carbon copy, Fox has cemented her non-conformist ways (remember Jolie pre-Brad) with outspoken interviews -- such as the one in Esquire's June issue -- saying, "I have no question in my mind about being bisexual."


My Verdict
I am sincerely disgusted by the way she's been acting; stepping up into someone else's shoe that is way too talented as Angelina.

If you're gonna be echoing big time at least have some decency of adding a bit of
YOU in the assumed persona (in her case, Angelina Jolie wanna-be), not just blabbering about 'how strong women should be' speech and exposing that inked freckled skin.

And you're wondering why a lot of girls hate you?? For the record, it's not only girls who hate you. It's the entire population of people intelligent enough to spot a struggling star who'll do everything for the price of fame.

So stop acting like girls hate you 'cause you're so damn gorgeous. Wake up hunny, it's because you're either so full of yourself or people just

P.S. No offense to Megan Fox's fans out there. Everyone is entitled to their own opinion . I'm just expressing mine. :)

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