October 29, 2011

Christmas Bazaar Haul + Barry M Vibrant Pink

Welcome back! I posted a Christmas bazaar baby haul a few days ago. (You can check it out here.) I said I might post pictures of the bazaar when I visit again. Here they are!

This is what the bazaar looks like. The place used to be Watsons. You will see it along Aguirre avenue and right across Jollibee and Tropical Hut.

October 26, 2011

Twirls Frozen Yogurt Shop

I discovered this dainty yogurt shop by accident when two of my classmates, whom I was with, were engaged in deep conversation and didn't really notice where we were headed. Meek as I am, I let them be and followed them without asking. Hehe. We found ourselves inside Casa Susana building, which I never bothered to enter before even though I see it everytime I go to Alabang Town Center. I don't know if they noticed this shop, but I definitely did! The moment I saw it I just knew I had to feature it in this blog. It's the cutest yogurt shop I've ever seen!

October 24, 2011

Top Ten Shoes Essential for Your Wardrobe

Hello! As promised, here's a break from all the beauty posts! I made a new blog section and that is "Fashion Talk." I have said this before, I am not a fashionista, but I do enjoy dressing up. I am not claiming to be a fashion guru or even a beauty expert by putting up this blog; In fact, I created this to share tips I learned from experience, from reading and from different beauty bloggers and fashion bloggers online. With that in mind, let's now move on to the Fashion Talk!

Picture this: You're already done picking out your clothes, hair and makeup for the day and you're down to the last step before heading out- putting on your shoes; however, you can't find a perfect pair to go with your outfit. That's one sign you're probably missing some basic items in your closet! I am now going to talk about ten shoes that I think are essential to every girl's wardrobe.

Christmas Bazaar Haul

Well, Hello! How was your weekend? I know it hasn't been a while since my last haul post (yesterday), and I promised I wouldn't be blogging about beauty and makeup alone, but I'm very excited to show my recent purchase from a Christmas Bazaar in BF Aguirre Avenue!

I wasn't able to take pictures of the bazaar, but I'll see if I could post some next week (There's a picture of the bazaar schedule below) because I'm planning to go again! I was a bit shy to ask for pictures last night, and frankly, there wasn't much to see, yet.

There was this one stall though. I think it's called Maier Fashion Shop. They sell clothes, accessories and imported cosmetics (Revlon, Victoria's Secret, Rimmel, Covergirl, Physician's Formula, L'oreal etc.) I didn't have any intention of buying, but I spotted these babies and well, I asked my momma if she could buy them for me. Hehe. Most of the time, I pay using my money from my allowance/ savings. Now is my semestral break so you could say I'm definitely broke. Whee! So, let's start with my mini haul! Mini Haul = Only two items! I love them. My sister bought a cardigan from the same shop too!

October 23, 2011

Etude House Haul

Hello! This is just a quick post on my latest haul from Etude House! Etude House is a total beauty solution shop known for its wide variety of products that come in super cute packaging! I just love Etude House! Not only are their products too cute to resist but they're also reasonably priced. I don't know about you but ever since this store opened in South Mall, there was never a time I was in that mall and didn't stop by this pink store! Sometimes I don't even buy stuff, I just like to look around and see what's new. It's so embarrassing because I think the beauty consultants are already familiar with me. Hahaha.

Etude House, I hope you'll be around forever and not pull out like Elianto did! If you do, I'm so going to cry!

October 21, 2011

FOTD: Jeweling Eyes

Hello, I am back with an FOTD! It's not really impressive. I was just trying out the Jeweling Eyes quad I bought from Majolica Majorca. My camera's flash was a bit harsh and washed out most of the color but I'll try better next time and provide more details of the look. Here it is!

I had to use my flash because it was dusk already when I finished this look and the faint sunlight wouldn't really be able to show all the colors. Hmm, thinking about it, this beauty blogging requires a lot of effort! I need to set up a lighting system somehow if I don't want to use flash anymore. Whew.

By the way, my hair is driving me crazy! I had a hard time taking a decent shot because my hair is just literally everywhere! It's naturally wavy at the back and curly in front. So, that's really weird but that's how my hair is and I got to deal with it! Haha. I'll find a way to style it somehow. :)

Products used: 
Etude House Precious Mineral Sheer Glowing Skin BB Cream
Revlon PhotoReady Compact SPF25 in 150 Shell Coquillage
Majolica Majorca Skin Remaker Pore Cover Powder Foundation in OC20
Majolica Majorca Jeweling Eyes RD784
Majolica Majorca Perfect Automatic Liner in BK999
Revlon Beyond Natural Blush and Bronzer in Peach
Majolica Majorca Lash Expander (Black)
NYX Jumbo Pencil in Milk
Majolica Majorca Brow Powder
Wet n' Wild MegaLast Lipstick 901B
In2It Lipstick in Pink Alarm

This is a look I would totally wear on an everyday basis. If you would too, then that's awesome! I think pink lips instantly perk up the whole face and once you find the perfect shade for you then you can just wear that and you're good to go!

On a semi-related note: I have only been blogging about things that are beauty related lately but I want this blog to be far from just a "beauty" blog. I want to add a lot of pizzazz to this blog by posting about fashion (although, I am not that much of a fashionista myself. I just like to dress up for special occasions. Hehe) and pretty much anything, really. I'll find something interesting to share here, somehow.

October 18, 2011

What is PAO?

Have you ever wondered why some beauty products have an open jar symbol printed on the back with symbols either 2M, 12M or 24M? Have you ever encountered this symbol? If not, let me show you a perfect example.

This symbol is what you call the "PaO" symbol or Period-after-Opening Symbol. It identifies the length of time a product remains useable after opening. The period is given as a number of months and marked with a letter "M" within the jar.

I used to think the little symbol tells you how much product is in the container but I couldn't seem to understand what "M" meant. Now I know and I thought I would share this information with all of you.

Most of us girls hang onto our products way too long (Yup, yup, I'm guilty!), but we must keep in mind that makeup and other beauty products can harbor bacteria after some time. To avoid future skin problems and avoid wastage, it's important to consume the product within its shelf life. However, if your beauty product doesn't have the PaO symbol in it, here is an estimate on the lifetime of most commonly used beauty products.

Oil-free foundation: 1 year
Cream or Compact foundation: 18 months
Concealer: 12-18 months
Powder: 2 years
Blush and bronzer: 2 years
Cream blush: 12-18 months
Powder eyeshadow: 2 years
Cream eyeshadow: 12-18 months
Eyeliner: 2 years
Liquid eyeliner: 3-6 months
Mascara: 3 months
Lipstick: 2 years
Lip liner: 2 years
Lip gloss: 18-24 months
Nail color: 1 year
Fragrance: 2-5 years

This is what most experts agree upon but if your makeup already smells rancid, throw it out. Trust me, the price of that eyeliner is not worth an eye infection.

October 15, 2011

Majolica Majorca Haul

So, hello. I am back with a makeup haul! First things first. What is a makeup haul? I was quite unfamiliar with the phrase at first but a little help from Google and I found out what it's about.
A "makeup haul" is a phrase commonly tossed around on social sharing sites such as blogs, vlogs and youtube. It is a way of updating readers or viewers on your makeup collection after you have made several purchases.

So, there. I personally like checking out haul posts because it's fun to know what everyone's been trying and see what I like. This post is like a baby makeup haul only because I'll only be featuring two products. Compared to other bloggers' makeup hauls, this is kind of embarrassing! LOL~ But anyways, these were all I needed to buy from there eh!

I bought Majolica Majorca Jeweling Eyes RD784 and Majolica Majorca Perfect Automatic Liner in BK999!

I asked the beauty consultant at SM Southmall which quad is perfect for everyday use and she suggested this one, RD784. They were also having a promo so I got this for 20% off.

I also bought this liquid eyeliner which received an award at Cosmo Beauty Awards 2011! I haven't worn a decent liner in months ever since I ran out of my Maybelline Impact Express Liner. I didn't want to repurchase because it isn't waterproof and it smudges easily on my oily eyelids! I like how Majolica's Lash Expander opens up my eyes but I need eyeliner to enhance the shape! I wanted to buy Maybelline's Gel Liner but I discovered it's made in China and somebody told me not to buy!

Majolica Majorca is Shiseido's sister company and they're both based in Japan. Although I couldn't read the ingredients because they're written in Japanese (there are certain ingredients in cosmetics that you should avoid), I still bought this because it's Majolica and I'm quite biased, I know! Haha. I hope they come up with new packaging in English!

That's all. Watch out for future reviews!

October 13, 2011

Birthday Wish + Blog Opening!

Hello and Welcome to my little blog! First of all, let me just say that it's my birthday today, (So greet me now on the comments below if you haven't yet! Haha), and I decided that the best day to launch this blog would also be today. Hehe. I've been on and off the blogging world for about 5 years now but, I promise I am going to keep this one. I am doing this because I love writing, not necessarily for work or under pressure, but as a hobby because I like to talk about beauty and makeup, fashion, food, etc., etc., etc and share it when I'm feeling talkative. :)

No,I have never actually established a blog for a particular category or thing like travel, cosmetics, food and such. I mostly write about how my day went. (Mostly because of laziness) I'd like to change that and actually blog about something with meat! Something that is worth sharing and my friends and random readers of this blog would actually gain new information from. I put my blog under the category fashion and beauty. Both of which I am very passionate about probably ever since I was born. Though sometimes, I fail to actually showcase it since I am such a lazy girl and I don't bother to dress up on most days. (You know what they say, there are no ugly girls, just lazy ones. Hehe) I am just really simple, believe me. :)

Okay enough of that lousy introduction. Forgive me, that's something I was never really good at. Now, let me just share what's I'm planning to buy for myself as a gift. I am thinking of getting these Etude house brushes!

Yes, all of them! The only problem is they should be bought individually and in most Etude House branches, some brushes have already run out! On the bright side, it actually gives me more time to look for good brushes. Personally, I think it doesn't matter what brand of makeup you're using as long as you have the proper tools for application. I am actually planning on making makeup tutorials and reviews which will all be compiled here. Ruby Woot is a makeup and beauty blog my friend, Daniella and I plan on opening sometime in the future. Just building up our kits so watch out for it!

So that's it, I hope my blog will be helpful to all girls out there! See you next time! :)

xx, Christina ♥

*photos are not mine!