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  • Happy Skin made their way into love month with a fun makeup and style collaboration alongside the brand’s clothing retail partner Plains & Prints. Imagine a clothing line inspired by a makeup collection, different indeed!

Mandatory Manual Monday

I don’t vote based on how sure I am that it will affect turnout…not even because of my confidence in system but because I can and it’s the honorable thing to do as a Filipino citizen.

Rings by ALDO

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Make Room Bamboo Mirror | Mother’s Day 2013

Just wanted to share with you a Mother’s Day pick and what I did with it :)  This was more of a side gift for Mom, my main gift was a bag.  I spotted this chic bamboo tabletop mirror in the window display of Make Room…I was walking fast and took several steps back.  It caught my eye and it just happened to be on sale at 25% off from Php595, so it ended up beig just Php446.00.  This isn’t my main gift and I decided to use it creatively to present the more expensive gift. For that purpose in itself the price was okay and I knew this was good because now I want one, too LOL. Prices on mother’s day gifts don’t matter by the way, that’s relative to where we are all at. What matters is you give straight from the heart and give her something you know will brighten her day.



The mirrror comes in a box with 3 parts that are really easy to assemble, the bamboo base, the stainless stem and the mirror with the joint behind it which you screw or twist onto the stem.  If you’re wondering about the lipsticks I used to personalize it just for today I used the Maybelline ColorSensational lipsticks I blogged about a few weeks ago…easily wiped off with tissue.


You’ll need a simple screwdriver to attach the base to the stem, I did it myself.  I personally think it would have been nicer as an oval or better yet a circle but it still looks great.  You can adjust the tilt and rotate it left or right! You may have to spritz the joint with WD40 though to make it move easier. Anyhoo enough material talk for now, it’s time to let our mom indulge in our hugs and kisses plus time, prayer, and attention. I pray God blesses each of your moms and don’t forget to make them feel special not just today but everyday. If you are a Mom, I praise you today…if you feel you aren’t a good one, recognize it but don’t dwell on it, your children don’t just need you deep inside they want you in their lives. Begin today! We’re all works in progress, just don’t wave the WIP flag. God loves you! Have a joyful day!… To full post & COMMENTS...

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Zoya Pixie Dust Polish “Vespa” | Believe in Ebay PH

Close your eyes, wait (doh)…no open them, a moment of silence, a deep breath…now with me in unison say “Whoaa…”



For awhile there I thought I’d gotten over nail polish until I saw these pretty Zoya Pixie dust polishes up on Ebay.PH, yup lokal gals. Gotta gasp. You can also search the close-up feature on these in the blog All Lacquered Up I’m obviously still on a celadon /sea green kick and this just hits the spot with a satisfied sigh.


Zoya Pixie Dust Vespa is a matte, sparkly yet sandy version of YSL’s Jade Imperial. Give me a matte sparkly sand finish any day. These pixie dust polishes are like Boracay sand mixed with color and sparkle pigment once they dry over the nail. BTW these first photos are a little gray because mom’s office windows had blue tint and it was overcast earlier, here’s a better real life color shot from my cousin’s sun filled apartment earlier in the day.


They’re absolutely gorgeous and you can bet I got a nude shade (I got 3…spoiler). These were posted online for Php550 each by EbayPH seller “” aka “SIS” who also have lots of other beauty things of interest for sale in addition to more shades of this.  Dare I say it…NOOO…ok fine…how about Real Techniques Brushes for only Php20 more (Php600 for single brushes + Php60 shipping) than the actual Boots pharmacy price abroad (£9.99 = Php640)? My purchase, 3 Zoya polishes and 1 Real Techniques Expert Face Brush arrived the day after I deposited my payment. I still had a Euro trip hangover as my friend called it because i was not able to relax and take my time in boutiques since we were on tour. I’m glad that online sellers like aka SiS randomly fill the gap :).… To full post & COMMENTS...


NARS ProPrime Eyeshadow Base | Something I Actually Use

You know how it is with primers.  Whether it be for eyes or the entire face lots of us end up with samples or actually purchase them full size but as the wind and grind of daily life progresses…many of us just skip them altogether.  I myself have a very much neglected genie tube of UD primer potion that’s just sat sulking somewhere around here.  However, since I got a mini NARS ProPrime Eyeshadow Primer with a palette I’ve been actively making it earn its place in my bag.




It’s a simple slightly creamy consistency that’s translucent white but when blended in is practically colorless. It goes on creamy and moist then slowly dries down to a matte with some stick to it. With 2 swipes across the lid and the rub of a finger you’re all set and powder eyeshadow stays on at least for over 8 hours without gathering in eyelid creases. I used this lots of times on my Europe tour in the last 2 weeks…it actually makes me want to wear eyeshadow more. Since it does that’s the whole point that makes it worth my while. Local price when converted from UK price is Php1200+.… To full post & COMMENTS...

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My UK Spring Beauty Giveaway! | Nationwide ‘Til May 31, 2013

What rocks this nationwide (Philippines only) UK beauty giveaway is it is a leap forward into spring (globally niweiz), it will blind you with coral pink, and frankly these bits of beauty aren’t readily available in retail here. I still haven’t made up my mind on whether I should sneak in past all of you and join in myself under an alias LOL (I kid alright).



  • Soap & Glory Pulp Friction Body Scrub 250ml £8.00
  • L’Oreal Elnett Hairspray (Extra Strength) travel size 75ml £2.39
  • Jo Malone Travel Candle(Lime Basil & Mandarin) 60g £22.00
  • Rimmel London Apocalips Lip Lacquer (Stellar) 5.5ml £5.99
  • Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer, (Medium3 /MAC NC30) £4.19
  • Maybelline SuperStay 14-hr Lipstick (Stay With Me Coral)
  • L’Oreal False Lash Telescopic Mascara WP (Black) £10.99
  • Givenchy Bloom Compact Mirror, w/ red velvet sleeve (gift w/ purchase)

All this stuff is seriously soooo hard to give away. To join simply follow the instructions given by the Rafflecopter widget at the end of this post, there are 3 required actions and 1 bonus action for more entry points. In the meantime click Read More to jump to close-up photos of the prizes and what I know about the praises sung of them. The trivia about a couple of these is quite compelling. The Rafflecopter mechanics follow immediately after.

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