Thursday, December 31, 2009

Year-end countdown ^_^

Hello everyone!

I would like to share with you my most-used products for the year 2009..This is not a list of products that I just bought this year and liked but it is a list of products that I love and used continously for the whole year :)

In no particular order:

1. Venus and Mars Emu oil lip detox

- I keep on coming back to this lip really soothes my dry lips and keep it moisturized the whole day :)

2. The Face Shop Cllean Face White acne solution foam cleanser

- I use this 2x a day since I bought it. Keeps my face clean. Although I did not find any positive result for my acne, it still does a good job in cleaning my face :)
3. Shiseido eyelash curler

- It's not until early this year that I started to appreciate the power of a good eyelash curler hehe..before, I can go out with just powder on my face (lazy days) but now, it's a must to have my lashes curled + oil control powder before I can feel confident going out without makeup haha ^_^

4. Coastal Scents 88 matte e/s palette

- This is one of the products I bought this year that I really am grateful that I did not sell. I loved how I can create many looks with just this, it is so affordable that I don't mind using it whenever I want to play makeup..very bang-for-the-buck purchase IMO.

5. Skin Food Salmon Darkcircle Concealer

- I love this concealer! I use this almost everyday since day 1. I love how creamy it is (keeps my undereye from dryness) and how good it conceal my racoon eyes hehe..and for the amount of product I got from such an affordable price, I can't complain anymore..this is my HG concealer as of the moment :)
6. Ellana Buffer brush

- I'm really, really, really thankful that my sister gave this to me last Christmas..After a year, its condition is still the same when I got it new. It did not shed, still soft and dense and big enough to finish the job fast. This is my HG face brush..I love this more than my other kabuki brushes :)

7. MAC paintpot in Painterly

- This primer is almost finished already and I will be needing a new one soon. Although I'm not yet sure if I'll get another one of this (it tends to dry out easily in the pot), this item will still have a space in my heart. It served its purpose very well for the last 2 years or so. Keeps my eyeshadow intact and vibrant the whole day. It's pricey but still a good buy since you'll be able to use it for almost 2 years if used everyday.

8. Mandom Cleansing Express Sebum

- I love this make-up remover! I use this every night to remove my makeup and the dirt and oil, accumulated during the day, from my face. This is very mild for my sensitive skin (no stinging sensation on eye area) yet still does the job pretty well. It's affordable too! I already have finished 3 bottles of this and I don't see myself changing to another brand anytime soon :)

9. Ellana Moisturizing Lip Color in Sensual
- This is my favorite lip color for this year. I use this almost everyday because it doesn't dry out my lips and gives me a lasting color like a lip tint. Aside from it being a mineral makeup, I also love the fact that a pot lasts for more than a year even if used frequently everyday. You really get the value for your money. I use this a lot and I still haven't finished up half of the product yet. Love this :)

10. ELF Eyeshadow brush
- This brush works great in packing color to my eyelids. After using this for a time, I stopped getting the urge to buy a MAC 239 brush. Even though it's not as soft as I like it to be, it still does the job pretty well and it doesn't shed. And since the price is so cheap, I can buy myself a lot for different colors. I'm so happy that I did not regret buying this hehe :)

That's it! Those are my top 10 products that I loved (and still loving) for the year 2009. I can really see myself re-purching majority of the products listed when I finished them up. I really am happy to purchase these stuff with my hard-earned money :)

This will be my last post for the year. Time really pass us so fast noh? When I wake up tomorrow, it will be January 1, 2010 already.

Thank you so much for being with me this year! I hope to stay in contact with all of you for more years to come. Happy New Year Everyone!

I wish everyone will be healthier, happier and more prosperous this coming 2010. God bless everyone! ^_^
I love you all!

Monday, December 28, 2009

Review: Ecorre Artist BB cream

Wow! I can't believe it's such a long time already since I last gave a detailed review on a product..sorry, guys..I didn't mean to neglect you all, it's just, I don't have anything to review lately since I did stopped using a lot of my newly acquired stuff for a couple of weeks (I'm breaking out, as usual hehe) and I don't want to give you all a half-baked review..I value you all too much :)

Anyways, I'm going to review another BB cream for you. I was given a sample of Ecorre Artist BB cream early this month (I think) as a freebie when I bought a gel sunblock from a seller in multiply. I have been using this for at least 2 weeks already and here's my take on it ^_^


- buildable coverage (I classify this to have medium coverage)
- has sun protection (SPF)
- easy to spread
- smells okay for me..not overpowering
- affordable samples in sachets (Php90-100 for 3 pcs)
- available locally (in resellers and Hortaleza)
- gives a smooth finish

- doesn't control my oiliness even with help of oil control powder on top
- has slightly grayish tone when applied
- feels a little heavy on the skin, IMO, compared to Skin 79 and Beauty Credit bb creams
- it broke me out everytime I use it for at least 3 consecutive days

Here's an FOTD of me using Ecorre BB cream topped with Ellana sheer velvet powder.

Pardon me for the huge zit on my cheeks..I can't make it go away even if I already had it injected hehe..I just don't mind it anymore to lessen my stress haha ^_^

Till next time! I'll probably posting something this week again since we will have a very long weekend for our New Year celebration. See yah!

Thursday, December 24, 2009

A greeting to everyone!

Just a simple but heartfelt greeting from me to all of you.
I'm wishing you all with
good health, safety, prosperity and happiness!
Happy holidays guys! May God bless you and your family always.
I love you all! ^_^

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Sorry for being MIA...

Hello everyone!

I hope all of you are well and happy...Christmas is fast approaching..have you finished your Christmas shopping yet? Well, I'm still on the process of buying gifts for my godchildren and friends..but it's so hard to budget my money and time..anyways...I'm still happy because I'm blessed in so many things. ^_^

I'm really sorry being MIA for so long..I can't even post a good one right now..I really don't have anything to post as of the moment because my days are so routinary that I can't even find an occasion to dress up or play makeup..We are very casual at work so I don't really fix myself that nice hehe can you imagine, I just wear shirt, pants and sneakers everyday at work? So I'm really excited for this Christmas's a long weekend and for sure many events to go to and I promise you all, I'll come back full force on that long weekend..I hope you can wait for me for another week ^_^

Thank you all for being understanding! I love you guys..I really miss blogging everyday and reading your posts..till next week! Mwah*

Hugs & Kisses,

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Just a quick hello + update

Hello everyone!

I can't believe it..the week flew by so fast and I was unable to post anything! so sorry guys! I was so tired this week that I can't go online this past week..We have many guests from Japan and Ormoc City this weekend..they arrived early this morning and will be staying until Monday...this is the main reason why I'm so tired...My day goes by like this:

4:45am - Wake up
6am - Go to office
7pm - Arrives home from work
7:30-10pm - Doing chores and/or cleaning the house for the guests
10:30pm - Sleep

I was like this for the past 2 weeks! I'm so tired until now..Anyways, my family and the guests went staright to Tagaytay from the airport and will come back tomorrow afternoon..I asked to be left here so I can finish up cleaning and be able to recharge for another week of work..I really need to rest a lot...can you believe I can fell asleep even when I was just sitting? I'm that tired :(

Oh, I want to share the reason why I was unable to come to the bazaar last Sunday and Monday...

I was accidentally bitten by my cat..It's actually my fault..I accidentally stepped on her while I was hanging the clothes that I washed that morning...She have a habit of following me everywhere and I was unable to notice her sitting behind me when I stepped back to hang more clothes...boom! she instinctively reacted..I have a big wound and some scratches on my lower left leg (near the ankles) now...Since the skin got broken, I need some anti-rabies shots and my arm is very tender for three days because of the I just stayed home...

That's it guys..I did not have an interesting week right? It's actually a very tiring week...but I'm glad for one thing..I was able to get myself new books! After debating a long time if I'm going to buy Twilight Saga box set or not, I gave in and bought one yesterday hehe..I'm really happy that I now have my own books (I just borrowed before) ^_^

Till next time! I have a lot of products that I'm testing out for you guys..I still can't decide so I want to wait until I'm sure before I give my review...

Thank you for dropping by my blog! Bye! ^_^