Tuesday, December 30, 2008

YumYum: Cacao at Serendra

A lot are raving about Royce Chocolate at the Power Plant Mall, but since it has been infinitely impossible for me to go there... Let me share my accidental discovery of Cacao chocolate boutique at Serendra.

It wasn't enough that I got myself the MUFE HD foundation, I had to stop at this store to look-see some of their wonderful chocolate truffles.

a definite YUM!


I got a box of chocolate seemingly as if about to court someone... yeah, me!




I was like a kid literally lost in a candy store.


it was simply hard to choose


I took more time here than I did at Makeup Forever


pretty lights!


as if i wouldn't let you see what's inside the box!

Oh, they have turtles!! My favorite chocolate of all time (aside from three musketeers!), it's a chocolate covered caramel with walnuts/macademia shaped like a turtle. love it!

They also have the best and very large malteseer-like chocolate balls! OMG, like heaven with every crunch. (i obviously forgot to take a pic since i finished about 200g of it along with my bf and cousin.)

much love,
Shen

Monday, December 29, 2008

Pow Wow with Anne of Yummiebitez

Anne of Yummiebitez was nice enough to give us time to meet her at Shangri-la Plaza Mall for a little get together the night before her flight back to U.S. We took her to The Face Shop where she hoard on Korean beauty products. :) Then, we headed off to Pepper Lunch to give her a taste of DIY Steak meal. :)

As expected, Anne is as pretty as her FOTD's, full of life and truly friendly. And she speaks Tagalog fluently! I felt like I've known her for a long time. Something all of us Pinay Bloggers similarly felt.with her :) She was laughing so hard the whole time from our antics. :) LOL!

Too bad she had to leave soon. WE all would love to spend more time with her. :)

Maybe soon we can all have an International Pow wow? Hmmmm.... :)



All of us just right outside Rustan's entrance. :)

R-L: Anne's Elem classmate, Anne of Yummiebitez (our guest of honor!), Nikki of Askmewhats, Shen, Sophie of Beautynomics, Jaime of Mizmakeup, and Anvi (Jaime's makeup Artist cousin)




Pretty Yummiebitez at Pepper Lunch, enjoying her Beef Pepper Steak


Sophie getting her groove on with her cam (pics from it coming soon). :)

Jheng was with us but most of the pics are on Sophie's cam. So watch out for that. :)


Anvi, Jaime and Sophie all smiles :)

Too bad a lot of the other Pinay Beauty Bloggers were not able to join us.. :(


more pics to come!


much love,
Shen

Sunday, December 28, 2008

Barenatural: New Mineral Liptints


BareNaturals Mineral Liptints

It's been a while since I hoarded on lip products. However, this is one an exception. I simply love all my Mineral Liptints from BareNaturals. They provide color to my lips, moisturizing with great taste, and the colors are always complimenting to our Asian skintones.

Mineral Liptints are not as lasting as their powder counter-part but they are nevertheless so much safer than our conventional lipticks. BareNaturals new colors of mineral liptints are very natural-looking on the lips so don't fret what you see on the tube. The shade can easily adjust depending on how you want the color to show up. Liptints will just provide that hint of color you need especially on a cold weather like we have this month. What a way to ward off chapped lips, too.


L-R: WineRed (similar to wine but very natural-looking), Scarlet Secret (give the illusion of a lighter skintone), Frosted Mauve (sheer pearlesance mauve tone)







Swatches
L-R: Wine Red, Scarlet Secret, Frosted Mauve

I really don't think you'll go wrong with any Mineral Liptints. :)

much love,
Shen

Available HERE

Saturday, December 27, 2008

An Icey Smokey Look

I wore this look for the much-awaited Quorum Christmas Party. My outfit was so-so, that's why I went all out for the makeup. :)







eyes:
UDPP
Ellana Smokey
Ellana Raven
Ellana Ethereal
Ellana Dream
MAC Blacktrack
Revlon Colorstay in Blacktrack
The Face Shop XLH False eyelashes
Covergirl Lash Blast in Black


Lips:
NYX Round Lipstick in Tea Rose
NYX Lipgloss in Natural


Face:
Philosophy's Never Let Them See You Shine Primer
MAC StudioFix Concealer in NC35 and NW25
MUFE HD Foundation in 120 (Soft Sand)
Ellana Finishing Powder in White Chocolate
ArtDeco Blush in no. 35
MAC MSF in Light Medium and Medium Deep for contouring


til next look!

much love,
Shen

Mineral Makeup Weekend Haul + St. James Bazaar Haul

PICTURE HEAVY!
I'm crazy over brushes! :)

and Yes, I am a Mineral Makeup Addict!

all photos taken by me.. :)


CHARM COLLECTION from Beauty and Minerals
5 out of 5 Kikay Pinay Points!


gorgeous brushes for pretty makeups!

R-L: Angled Brush, Bent Eyeliner, Concealer Brush(great brush!),


Charm Duo Fibre Brush
I've been wanting this brush for such a long long long time... and I must admit, it didn't disappoint! I loveeet!!
5 out of 5 Kikay Pinay Points


Revamped Charm Retractable Kabuki Brush!!
who doesn't like a metallic hot pink brush on their kikay kits... and oh-so soft!
5 out of 5 Kikay Pinay Points


my SECOND Charm Pink Kabuki Brush!

I loooove this brush!! :)

BLUSCHE Brush haul:

Synthetic Blush Brush
4 out 5 Kikay Pinay Points


Refillable Synthetic Dispensing Brush --- love how soft this is! wish me luck coz i hate spillage!
3.5 out of 5 Kikay Pinay Points

Pretty Contacts from color my eyes:


Buy 2 get 1 free!


r-l: blue with gold, violet and gold
3 out of 5 kikay pinay points


another mmu haul!


aromaleigh and dayna's mineral samples
4 out of 5 Kikay Points.
no need to get a whole pot... this will last me a looong time!


Pure Anada's Amber Honey! :)
3 out 5 Kikay Pinay Points




Previous MMU Haul

You gotta have these!


loot!


my very first Charm Pink Kabuki Brush..
all my friends are awed with this one!
have an extra christmas aguinaldo.. then grab this one!
4 out 5 Kikay Pinay Points


Beauty on the go Mineral Makeup Compact from BE. (thanks to Claud!)


and YES, the baby buki brush is soft! :)
5 0ut of 5 Kikay Pinay Points for retouching... :)



that's all for now my beauties!!

How was your Christmas?

I still have one party to attend... (its actually here at my place!)

miss you much,
Shen

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Merry Christmas to everyone!

Hi everyone, I'm sorry if I haven't posting so much. I've been busy during the holidays. But i promise to make up to you soon after all the family gatherings are done. I have lots to post and reviewa to give. :)

Merry Christmas everyone!!!!!

and just in case....

Happy New Year!!!

much love,
Shen

Monday, December 22, 2008

Look: 80's (smokey pink)

When my cousin asked me to attend her office Christmas party at Mbassy (Manila's hottest club at the moment), I was quite unsure what to wear since the theme was Retro (70's, 80's and 90's). At the last minute, I acquired the hot pink plaid dress shirt and thought to just pair it with a long sleeveless top, purlple leggings and cowboy boots. Thank God, it all matched.

As for the makeup, I used my MUFE HD foundation along with my Ellana White Chocolate HD Finishing Powder and MAC concealers in NW25 and NC35. It was love. I can't believe that my pic turned out to be this good. It totally covered my blemishes and reddish areas. Not to mention that I look photogenic in the pics!

To put a few at you at ease, I don't experience (at the moment) breakouts from my MUFE HD Foundation. At the moment, okay? My derma informed me that wait 2-3 weeks from use of a certain product to see if break outs occurs or other allergies. So far, i'm nearly in my 2nd week and I only see one on my forehead.. I hope i'm not speaking too soon, though.


Honestly, my face is not this blemish-free. LOL!
blush is from Artdeco(to be posted soon), using my Ecotools Blush brush ---> this is love!!!
Lip colors are from NYX round lipstick and lipgloss.
I also contoured my face with my MAC MSF's.

oops... i primed my face prior to all this makeup with my Philosophy's Primer. :)


wacky face!!


eyes are from the pinks of coastalscent's 78 piece pallete
and Urban Decay's Zero in their Shadow Deluxe Palette
Highlight is from Elianto eyeshadow.
Blacktrack from MAC
Eyelashes are coated by L'oreal's Telescopic and amped by Covergirl's Lashblast
I tightlined with my fave Revlon Colorstay eyeliner in black (Ecotools eyeliner brush)
Eyebrows are groomed by Modelco's Designer Browz (Charm Pro Straight eyeliner brush-->this is great!!!!!)

this look actually reminded me of my contest entry from Digital Angel's What Kind of Butterfly are You Contest. :)



much love,
Shen

Friday, December 19, 2008

Haul: Love me Perfume and Gold Accessories (online shopping)

When I was a law student, I had trouble with shopping. I simply had no time. Then, I learned about online shopping. Filipina entrepreneurs made it possible for girls like me to get our shopping done at the convenience of our own home.

My first online purchase at multiply was at Jam's online accessory shop at galore.multiply.com. I simply love all her accessories. I recently visited her shop and found two cheap items that i couldn't resist buying. :)


Fashion Galore Online Shop Haul (thanks Jam!)


Mena earrings for P200. (I saw this on a friend and it looked so nice, i got to have one.)


Mereez Bangle for only P250 (hurry they have one left!)

Another haul was a purchase just waiting to be happened. I've always had this on my mind eversince my Q friend showed it to me. I just had to have it. But for some reason, my busy online sched had this skip my mind a lot of times. Finally, I made my 2nd purchase from bodywisdom.multiply.com.


Perfume haul from Body Wisdom


smells amazingly like Amazing Grace by Philosophy! :) (P220)


Something for my Kikay Kit. :) (P50)
travel-size 5ml bottle for those time I forget spritzing myself with my new perfume.

smeeling fabulous is a must but new accessories wouldn't hurt! (",)

much love,
Shen

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